I was a little quick off the mark with my previous post. The email address I replied to was indeed 'live' and I received a speedy reply. Unfortunately it became clear that we have two different families here, though I image if we go a little further back in time they will undoubtedly be closely linked.
Having checked the England and Wales Census 1891 there are indeed two Zillah ALLENs recorded in Nottinghamshire:
FHJ Ref: 012
Census: England and Wales Census 1891
Place: Carlton, Nottinghamshire, England
Household: Richard Allen
|SURNAME||FIRST NAME(S)||REL||STATUS||SEX||AGE||OCCUPATION||WHERE BORN||REMARKS|
|Allen||Richard||Head||Married||Male||45||Frame W Knitter||Carlton, Nottinghamshire|
|Allen||John||Son||U||Male||17||Frame W Knitter||Carlton, Nottinghamshire|
|Allen||Joseph G||Son||U||Male||10||Scholar||Carlton, Nottinghamshire|
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The census record above shows a Zillah ALLEN at Carlton, Nottinghamshire.