Born: April 1, 1824, Quomdan (now Quorn, Leicestershire, England.
Died: 1913, a few days before his 90th birthday.
Allsop was the son of a Baptist missionary in Jamaica, and husband of Maria Roberts.
He returned to England after his father died in 1829. In 1860, Allsop became pastor of a General Baptist church in Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. He later served in Longford (near Coventry) and March, then moved to Burton-on-Trent in 1879.
New chapels were built in March and Burton-on-Trent in connection with his ministry (the latter was referred to as
Allsop became president of the Baptist Annual Association in 1879. He spent the last decade of his life in West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, where he was an honorary pastor.
While Allsop was pastor at Longford (1864–68), it was the custom to have an original hymn at the Sunday school anniversaries, and he wrote several for these occasions.
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