David, I loved reading through you information you have provided. I have been researching my family history for several years now but eventually got stuck...on George Alleyn (Alleyene)! Our families seem to branch off at Richard IV where you are descended from his first son Robert and I am descended from his third son William. I am now at the point where I am trying to expand on the information I have already obtained, while still trying to dig a bit deeper as well. I don't know if this will be of any assistance, but I plan to research into the fact that Chartley Manor was one of the last places of imprisonment of Mary Queen of Scots prior to her beheading. She was held for almost a year at Chartley Castle prior to being sent to Tutbury Castle. I am hoping to gleam some information on the 'Allen' family history be looking through some of these records. If I find anything that might take us back further than George, I will make sure to post it for you!