Jabez Allies (22 October 1787 – 29 January 1856) was an English folklorist and classicist. He was one of the most punctual scholars on legends. 


Partners was the second child of Mr. William Allies, and was conceived in 1787 at Lulsley, Worcestershire, where his family had lived for ages. In early youth he was profoundly awed by the waiting relics of Roman and Saxon days and by the peaceful life that described his local place. He served a clerkship in London, and rehearsed there for a few years as a specialist. Various papers of his were perused to the Society of Antiquaries of London, of which he was chosen an individual around 1840, and at the gatherings of the Royal Archeological Institute. He appeared there much fitness for curator disclosure, and tossed heaps of Roman occupation in his local district which Nash and different students of history had viewed as unidentified. 

Wedding Catherine, girl of William Hartshorne, Esq., of Clipstone, Northamptonshire, by whom he had a single youngster, William Hartshorne Allies (who succeeded him), he stopped London, and lived for a few years at Catherine Villa, in Lower Wick, now part of Worcester, participating in all reunions and developments associated with Worcestershire and its history. 

He kicked the bucket in 1856 at Tivoli House, Cheltenham, which he had obtained a couple of years prior, and was covered in Leckhampton churchyard by the side of his better half, who had beforehand passed on 28 May 1855, matured 74. 

Reference work

  • Perceptions on Certain Curious Indentations in the Old Red Sandstone of Worcestershire and Herefordshire considered as the Tracks of Antediluvian Animals, p. PR1, at Google Books (1835) 
  • On the Causes of Planetary Motion (1838) 
  • On the Ancient British, Roman, and Saxon Antiquities of Worcestershire (1840) 
  • The Jovial Hunter of Bromsgrove. Horne the Hunter, and Robin Hood (1845) 
  • The Ignis Fatuus, or Will o' the Wisp and the Fairies, p. PP7, at Google Books (1846) 
  • On The Ancient British, Roman, and Saxon Antiquities and Folk-legend of Worcestershire, p. PP1, at Google Books (1852) This was a much expanded version of the 1840 distribution. 

Other than papers in the Archæological Journal, he composed many intriguing letters on his most loved subjects in the Literary Gazette, 1845, et seq., and different magazines.

Jabez Allies