S2A3 Biographical Database of Southern African Science

Allerton, Mr Thomas Edwin (Meteorology)

Born: 18 January 1884, England.
Died: 25 October 1969, Roodepoort, South Africa.

T. E. Allerton was the author of an article entitled "Hailstorm at Charlestown, Natal, October 24th, 1906", which was published in the Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society (1907, Vol. 33, pp.181-182). A plate shows hailstones weighing up to 560 g and with circumferences of up to 113 by 138 mm.

He was Thomas Edwin Allerton, formerly a stewart on the steamship Hesperides. In 1906 his brother Edward, who resided in Charlestown, requested that Thomas be allowed to be paid off in Durban, after which the latter probably went to Charlestown for some time. When he died in 1969 he was survived by his wife, Theresa M. Allerton (born Schwarzendahl), and three children.

List of sources:
National Archives Repository, Pretoria (TAB). Source MHG, Ref. 497/70: Estate papers, Thomas Edwin Allerton.

National Automated Archival Information Retrieval System (NAAIRS). http://www.national.archives.gov.za/naairs.htm Repositories NAB and TAB. Documents relating to Allerton, Thomas Edwin.

Venter, R.J. Bibliography of regional meteorological literature. Vol. 1: Southern Africa, 1486-1948. Pretoria: Weather Bureau, 1949.

Compiled by: C. Plug