Allen, Thomas a non-conformist minister, was born at Norwich, England, 1608, and educated at Cambridge. He was afterward minister of St. Edmond's, in Norwich, but was silenced by Bishop Wren, about 1636, for refusing to read the Book of Sports. In 1638 he fled to New England, and was installed in Charlestown, where he preached the Gospel till about 1651, when he returned to Norwich, and continued the exercise of his ministry till 1662, when he was ejected for non-conformity. He died September 21, 1673. He published a Chain of Scripture Chronology, from the Creation till the Death of Christ (Lend. 1659, 4to), and a number of practical writings. — Darling, Cyclop. Bibliographica, 1, 51; Allen, Biog. Dict. s.v.