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  • ID: I5300
  • Name: Malcolm ALLEN
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 27 APR 1712 in Kilbirnie,County Ayr,Scotland
  • Baptism:
  • _ALT_BIRTH: Y Kilbirnie,County Ayr,Scotland
  • Death: Bet. 12 Dec 1791 and 15 Feb 1792 in Botetourt County,Virginia
  • Burial: Botetourt County,Virginia
  • Note:
    Malcolm Allen was a first settler in the gorge of the James River above Pattonsburg. He first appears in the year 1754 when he entered 285 acres of land on a small branch of the James River and 200 acres on the north side of James River. The location of this land was in a "pocket" of limestone at the western end of Purgatory Mountain. The spring selected was from the river bubbling up from the foot of a small limestone shelf under the steep part of the mountain. Malcolm constructed his house on this shelf of rock immediately above the spring, not over it. A hundred yards away he found an ideal place for a back barn on the rim of a broad crater which was drained towards the spring branch at the south. Around the home site there was enough gently sloping land to furnish ample fields for an attractive plantation. He later acquired lands on Craigs Creek and Pattersons Creek. He brought his wife, Mary, and several small children from Prince Edward County, but through the Indian War from 1756 to 1762, he was reported in Augusta as "not in the Country".

    In 1762 he and his son Hugh, were added to the tithables of Augusta. From the records of Augusta and Botetourt counties we see that he was an active public spirited man, and from the ruins of the buildings where he lived we believe that he protected his family and lived well.

    Excerpt from "Following the McClures--Donegal to Botetourt" by Joseph W. McClure, et al, p. 47: "Malcolm was very active in frontier affairs, his name appears frequently in colonial records. His father was Malcolme Allane who married Mary Deane in 1699 in Kilbernie, County Ayr, Scotland. Malcolm first settled on the James River in 1754 ... The parents of Mary were massacred by the Shawnees during a raid on Kerr's Creek in 1763."

    From Kegley's Virginia Frontier, pg. 483-4: Malcolm Allen was a "first" settler in the gorge of the James River above Pattonsburg, Augusta County, Virginia. In 1754 he entered 285 acres of land on a small branch of James River and 200 acres on the north side of James River at the western end of Purgatory Mountain.
    He later acquired lands on Craigs Creek and Pattersons Creek.

    From Related Families of Botetourt Co., pg. 267-8: Malcolm Allen was one of the first settlers of Botetourt Co. who, in 1754, acquired land along the James about 9 miles above present Buchanan, and later acquired lands on Craigs Creek and Pattersons Creek. He may have gone back to Prince Edward Co. during the Indian Wars 1756-1762 since he was reported "not found" in Augusta Co. during that period.


    Note:

    The information from the Book,"Genealogical Gleanings of Siggins and other Related PA. families"..........
    By Emma Siggins White." I was just passing it along. Upon further digging there is no evidence to support her statement that Malcolm was a son of James Allen and Margaret Anderson. As a matter of a fact. A book published 5 years prior to hers by her husband and written and researched by a "Almira White" sister or sister in law to her husband, Titled Ancestors of John Barber White.
    It looks as if Almira was actually the one who obtained the information from Mr. Oscar Pyle the grandson of Malcolm Allen and Mary Cunningham. And there are a few things added to what he reported to Almira White in Emma's book, that did not come from him.
    First there is no mention in Almira's book of who Malcolms parents were. There is no mention of who the wife of Hugh Allen (son of Malcolm) was. (in Emmas book she had put Jane Turk) And Almira White mentions that Malcolm witnessed Col. Poages will but does not call him his brother in law.
    The Autobiography of Allen Trimble who was the son of Jane Allen Trimble, daughter of James and Margaret Anderson, do not mention Malcolm as a brother to his mother.
    The rest of the list seems to be accurate though. "

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    27 NOV 1755 Processioner, Augusta Co., VA
    18 MAR 1767 Surveyor of Road, Augusta Co., VA
    BET 1770 AND 1773 Jury duty, Botetourt Co., VA
    BET 1772 AND 1780 Grand Jury, Botetourt Co., VA
    Land -- First Grant 25 SEP 1762 200 acres, north of James River, Augusta Co., VA
    Guardianship BET 11 AND 12 MAR 1778 Malcolm and Hannah McClure [grandchildren], Botetourt Co., VA
    Son, Robert, baptized, Augusta Co., VA
    Service BET 1756 AND 1762 Served in French and Indian War, from Albemarle Co., VA
    Service BET 1775 AND 1780 Provided goods for war effort, Botetourt Co., VA
    Church Leadership 1767 Representative of congregation at Craig's Creek, Augusta Co., VA
    AUGUSTA CO., Baptism, 1749: 9 March 1749 [Maxwell's Augusta Church, Record of Baptisms, pg. 1]: Robert, son of Malcolm Allen, James River, baptized by John Craig, D.D.


    Note from one researcher: she is descended from Hannah McClure and David Worley, both grandchildren of Malcolm Allen. On 11 March 1778 in Botetourt County, Mary McClure relinquishes all legacies in her husband's will. Malcolm and Hannah McClure choose Malcolm Allen as guardian.

    1757 in Augusta County Court: Maxwell vs. Allen .... John Maxwell, Captain of a Company in 1756, called Allen to go against the Indianas, but Allen refused and Maxwell dued "qui tam Malcomb Allen." Maxwell denies he made out the writ.

    16 Jan 1760, Augusta County: Malcom Allen witness for James Cunningham's will; proved 1765.

    Botetourt County Wills, Virginia State Library at Richmond, Will Book A., page 311-312: Malcolm's will (dated 12 DEc 1791 and proved 15 Feb 1792) mentions sons (Hugh, Robert, Moses, and John) and daughters (Rebecca, Mary, Martha, Elizabeth, and Sally). To son Hugh, first part of survey where he now lives. To son Robert, the other part of the patten land where he now lives. To son Moses, 90 acre survey known as Grassy Bottom and part of survey as high as where the old path forked to go down the Lick Run and the others along Poplar Hollow. To daughters Rebecca, Mary, Martha, Elizabeth, and Sally, five shillings each, having received their portion before. To son John, all the rest of the estate, real and personal. Executor: son John. Witnesses: David Henderson and John Gi8llespie. Signed: Malcolm Allen Senior. Estate: 4 slaves, 1 horse, 9 cattle, 5 sheep, 6 weaning _____, household furniture and plantation utensils.

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    Over the years there are many court records indicating the purchase of property by Malcolm Allen and his wife Mary. Often these transactions were witnessed by their son Hugh.


    AUGUSTA CO., Land Surveys, 1754: 1754 [Kegley's Virginia Frontier, pg. 82 and 172]: 16 March 1754 -- survey -- 200 acres on north side of James River.
    17 Dec. 1754 -- survey -- 285 acres on a small branch of James River.

    AUGUSTA CO., Processioner, 1755: 27 Nov. 1755 -- Aug.Co. Parish Vestry Bk., pg. 159 [Chalkey's Chronicles, II:442]: Vestry met and designated processioners to report before 1st March next: "Malcom" Allen and John Bowen, on north side of James River, from mouth of Cowpasture down to mouth of Purgatory.

    AUGUSTA CO., Processioner, 1756: 1756 [Kegley's Virginia Frontier, pg. 168]: Malcolm Allen served as a processioner, with John Bowen, on the north side of the James River from the mouth of the Cowpasture to the mouth of Purgatory.

    AUGUSTA CO., Guardian, 1756: 17 March 1756 -- Ord. Bk. 5, pg. 32 [Chalkley's Chronicles, I:71]: Ananias Dart, servant of Wm. Wright, chose "Malcome" Allen as guardian.

    AUGUSTA CO., Court Summons, 1757: 3rd Wed. in Nov. 1757 [William and Mary Quarterly, II:3:93]: Summons not executed in John Mathews (assignee of Malcolm Allen) vs. James Arbuckle "by reason of the enemy Indians."

    AUGUSTA CO., Court, 1757: Nov. 1757 (A) -- County Court Judgments [Chalkley's Chronicles, I:317]: Maxwell vs. Allen: John Maxwell, Captain of a Company in 1756, called Allen to go against the Indians, but Allen refused and Maxwell sues "qui tam Malcomb Allen." Maxwell denies he made out the writ.

    ALBEMARLE CO., Colonial Soldier, 1758: 14 Sept. 1758 -- Hening's Statutes [Bockstruck's Virginia's Colonial Soldiers, pg. 201]: Malcolm Allen, 0.13.0.

    AUGUSTA CO., Residence, 1759: Aug. 1759 -- County Court Judgments [Chalkley's Chronicles, I:324]: re 1758: John Hanna vs. Malcolm Allen, not executed because he lives out of the county.

    AUGUSTA CO., Will -- Witness, 1760: 16 Jan. 1760 -- Bk. 3, pg. 382 [Chalkley's Chronicles, 3:88): "Malcom" Allen witness for James Cunningham's will; proved, 1765.

    AUGUSTA CO., Testimony, 1761: before 1761 [Kegley's Virginia Frontier, pg. 367]: Malcolm Allen went with Moses Brown to Dr. William Cabell for a cure [Brown was wounded in the French/Indian War and died of the wound in 1761.]

    AUGUSTA CO., Deed -- Witness, 1761: 18 Aug. 1761 -- Bk. 1, pg. 544 [Chalkley's Chronicles, 3:376]: Malcolm Allen witness to deed of James & Sarah Tumble.

    AUGUSTA CO., Tax List, 1762: 17 Aug. 1762 -- Ord. Bk. 7, pg. 282 [Chalkley's Chronicles, 1:98]: "Malcom" Allen and his son Hugh added to the tithables.

    AUGUSTA CO., Patents/Grants, 25 Sept. 1762 -- Patent Bk. 34, pg. 1070-1072 [VaStLib, microfilm 33&34]: Malcolm Allan -- 200 acres north side of James River nigh Half Moon Bottom, by a draft, to a poplar on a rock, along a hill. L1. Malcolm Allan -- 285 acres on a small branch of James River. L1 S10.

    Trust Deed, Augusta County, 23 June 1763: Caleb Worley to Malcom Allen for 89 Pounds 10 Shillings: anegro fellow named Al____; bay horse, bay mare, three head of sheep, ten head of cattle, two beds and furniture, two pots, two pewter dishes, nine plates, three pitching aces. Witnesses: James Lockhart and Walter Smiley.

    AUGUSTA CO., Surveys, 1763: 1763 -- Bk. 1, pg. 24 & 26 [Kaylor's Land Grant Survey Abstracts, pg. 10]: 7 Feb. 1763 -- "Malcom" 70 acres adjoining his old survey. 8 Feb. 1763 -- "Malcom" 48 acres on line of own land.

    PRINCE EDWARD CO., Deed, 1763: 19 May 1763 -- Bk. 2, pg. 207-207A [VaStLib, microfilm 1]: George Ewing Senr. & wife Cattrin to Malcom Allen, all of P.Ed. Co.: for L100 -- 400 acres on both sides of Cedar Creek on lower side of Vaughan's Creek, adj. Wingfield, Ellam. Wits.: Robert Hanna, Joseph Parks, John Fullon.

    AUGUSTA CO., Trust Deed, 1763: 23 June 1763 -- Bk. 11, pg. 232 [VaStLib, microfilm 6]: Caleb Worley to Malcolm Allen: for L89 10 sh. -- negro fellow named Al----; bay horse, bay mare, three head of sheep, ten head of cattle, two beds and furniture, two pots, two pewter dishes, nine plates, [taklings wt or perhaps tackle weight], three pitching axes. Wits.: James Lockhart and Walter Smiley.

    AUGUSTA CO., Deed, 1764: 21 July 1764 -- Bk. 11, pg. 770 [Chalkley's Chronicles, 3:418]: Joshua Hedley, executor of Joshua Hedley decd., to "Malcome" Allen of Prince Edward Co., L16 for 50 acres called the Pound Bottoms beginning at the lower end of the bottom, a hill opposite an island. Wits.: Martha Allen, Hugh Allen. 1 Oct. 1767 -- delivered Francis Smith. [Kegley says: L50]

    AUGUSTA CO., Deed -- Witness, 1764: 21 July 1764 -- Bk. 11, pg. 675 [Chalkley's Chronicles, 3:413-14]: Joshua Hadley, exec. of Joshua Hadley, decd., to John McClure, L46 -- 186 acres in the Long Bottom, south side of James River. Wits.: Malcolm, Martha and Hugh Allen.

    AUGUSTA CO., Will -- Witness, 1765: 19 March 1765 -- Bk. 3, pg. 328 [Chalkley's Chronicles, 3:88]: Malcolm Allen proves will of James Cunningham.

    AUGUSTA CO., Patent, 1765: 16 Sept. 1765 -- Patents Bk. 36, pg. 888-889 [VaStLib, microfilm 36]: Malcolm Allen -- 80 acres on the south side of James River adj. Thomas Kooley; and 54 acres on the north side of James River.

    PRINCE EDWARD CO., Marriage -- Consent, 1766: 2 May 1766 -- P.Ed.Co. Marriage Bond [VaStLib, microfilm 51, images 162-163]: Henry Caldwell & Martha Allen, daughter of Malcum Allen; surety Robert Bird; consent, Malcum Allen for his daughter.

    PRINCE EDWARD CO., Deed, 1766: 12 Oct. 1766 -- Bk. 3, pg. 196-198 [VaStLib, microfilm 1]: Malcumb Allen & wife Mary (her mark), of Augusta Co., to Mark Andrews of Cumberland Co.: L102 10 shillings -- 400 acres on both sides of Cedar, lower side of Vaughn's Creek, granted by patent to George Ewing 15 Dec. 1749 and deeded to Allen 19 May 1763, adj. Elam's, Wingfield's. Wits.: John [Noel/Neal], Wm. [Rogr/Boyd], H. Caldwell, Martha Caldwell.

    AUGUSTA CO., Court, 1766: Nov. 1766 (B) -- County Court Judgments [Chalkley's Chronicles, 1:350]: Writ 28 Aug. 1766 -- Malcolm Allen vs. Martin Kersey and Caleb Worley, debt.

    AUGUSTA CO., Church, 1767: 1767 [Stoner's Seedbed of the Republic, pg. 351]: Craig's Creek -- 45 families, L28 to the Rev. John Craig, Presbyterian dissenter, to supply six sabbaths. Representatives of the families: Malcolm Allen, John Crawford, James Wilson, James Robinson, Samuel Lawrence.

    AUGUSTA CO., Deed, 1767: 9 March 1767 -- Bk. 13, pg. 222-3 [VaStLib, microfilm 7]: Malcolm Allen & Mary to Patrick Willson: for L45 -- 80 acres by patents dated 16 Sept. 1765; south side of James River. Wits.: Gabriel Smether, Hugh Allen and Moses Allen. Recorded 17 May 1769.

    AUGUSTA CO., Deed, 1767: 10 March 1767 -- Bk. 13, pg. 199-200 [VaStLib, microfilm 7]: Malcolm Allen & Mary his wife to Martin Kaysor: for L33 current money of Virginia -- 54 acres, north side of James River, down several courses of the river. Wits.: Hugh and Moses Allen.

    AUGUSTA CO., Deed, 1767: 17 March 1767 -- Ord. Bk. 10, pg. 465/469 [VaStLib, microfilm 65]: Malcolm Allen acknowledges deeds of lease/release to Martin Kaysor and to Patrick Wilson. Recorded, private examination of wife Mary.

    AUGUSTA CO., Will -- Bond, 1767: 18 March 1767 -- Bk. 3, pg. 500 [Chalkley's Chronicles, 3:97]: "Malcom" Allen provides surety for Robert Breckenridge, guardian of Robert Sayers, orphan of Alex Sayers.

    AUGUSTA CO., Brand, 1767: 18 March 1767 -- Ord. Bk. 10, pg. 472 [VaStLib, microfilm 65]: Ordered recorded -- Malcolm Allen's mark: a swallowtail in the left ear, a crop on the right ear and his brand MA.

    AUGUSTA CO., Road Surveyor, 1767: 18 March 1767 -- Ord. Bk. 10, pg. 475 [VaStLib, microfilm 65]: Malcolm Allen appointed Surveyor of the Highway from William Lawrences to the Ferry on James River. He to clear and keep in repair, with the tithables from James Arbuckles on both sides of the River to the Ferry.

    AUGUSTA CO., Deed, 1767: 18 March 1767 -- Bk. 13, pg. 221-222 [VaStLib, microfilm 7]: Malcom Allen & Mary his wife to Patrick Willson: for 5 shillings -- 80 acres by patent dated 16 Sept. 1765, south side of James River. Rent of one peppercorn on Lady Day. Wits.: Gabriel Smethers, Hugh Allen and Moses Allen.

    AUGUSTA CO., Deed, 1767: 19 March 1767 -- Bk. 13, pg. 198-199 [VaStLib, microfilm 7]: Malcom Allen & Mary his wife to Martin Kaysay: for 5 shillings -- 54 acres by patent, north side of James River. Rent of one peppercorn on Lady Day. Wits.: Hugh Allen and Mofses Allen.

    AUGUSTA CO., Witness, 1767: 13/17 May 1767 -- County Court Judgments [Chalkley's Chronicles, I:345;464-5]: "Malcom" Allen gives deposition in Cabell vs. Bowen -- re costs for Dr. William Cabell to treat Moses Bowen's war wound.

    AUGUSTA CO., Patent, 1767: 10 July 1767 -- Patents 36, pg. 1045-1046 [VaStLib, microfilm 36]: Malcolm Allen -- 48 acres adjoining own land.

    AUGUSTA CO., Deed, 1767: Oct. 1767 -- Bk. 11, pg. 905 [Chalkley's Chronicles, 3:424]: Caleb Worley to "Malcom" Allen; heretofore recorded -- delivered Francis Smith.

    AUGUSTA CO., Will -- Bond, 1767: 17 Nov. 1767 -- Bk. 4, pg. 53 [Chalkley's Chronicles, 3:101]: "Mallcom" Allen and Saml. McRoberts, surety for John Montgomery, admr. of Alexander Bruce.

    AUGUSTA CO., Will -- Bond, 1767: 17 Dec. 1767 -- Bk. 4, pg. 53 [Kegley's Early Adventurers, 1:87]: John Montgomery, administrator of Bruce Alexander, with Malcolm Allen and Samuel McRoberts as security.

    AUGUSTA CO., Surveys, 1767/68: 1767/68 -- Bk. 1, pg. 65 [Kaylor's Land Grant Survey Abstracts,pg. 25]: "Malcom" Allen: 15 Feb. 1767/68 -- 65 acres adjoining his own land. 17 Feb. 1767/68 -- 100 acres on the James River adjoining John Taylor.

    AUGUSTA CO., Survey, 1768: 25 April 1768 -- Bk. 1, pg. 112 [Kaylor's Land Grant Survey Abstracts, pg. 41]: "Malcom" Allen -- 310 acres on the north side of the James River. [see 1772].

    AUGUSTA CO., Will -- Witness, 1768: 27 July 1768 -- Bk. 4, pg. 136 [Chalkley's Chronicles, 3:105]: "Malcom" Allen witness to John Bowen's will.
    17 Aug. 1768 -- Malcolm proved will.

    AUGUSTA CO., Will -- Witness, 1768: 29 Oct. 1768 -- Bk. 4, pg. 159 [Chalkley's Chronicles, 3:105]: Malcolm Allen witness to deed between Henry Bowen and Lilly Bowen, regarding John Bowen's estate.

    AUGUSTA CO., Deed -- Witness, 1769: 15 Mar. 1769 -- Bk. 15, pg. 253 [Chalkley's Chronicles, 3:480]: "Malcom" Allen witness to deed between Ezekiel Morrise and Samuel Lindsey, 33 acres on the James River below the mouth of Catalpa Creek.

    AUGUSTA CO., Patent, 1769: 6 April 1769 -- Patents 38, pg. 579 [VaStLib, microfilm 38]: Malcom Allen -- 90 acres on James River called the Grassy Bottom.

    AUGUSTA CO., Road Overseer, 1769: 20 June 1769 -- Ord. Bk. 8, pg. 199 [Chalkley's Chronicles, 1:156]: Overseers of the road -- Thomas Reed, vice Malcolm Allen, Matthew Kinney

    AUGUSTA CO., Deed, 7 Aug. 1769 -- Bk. 15, pg. 527 [Chalkley's Chronicles, 3:488]: Patrick Wilson to William McClenachan, mortgage on land on James River at George Poage's line, purchased by Patrick of Malcomb Allen by deed 9 March 1760.

    BOTETOURT CO., Wagon Road, bef. 1772: [perhaps at formation of new co.] Bef. 1772 [Kegley's Virginia Frontier, pg. 447]: Col. Skillern, Malcolm Allen and John Bowen needed a wagon road, each in turn was responsible for the condition of the river bed up the river from Pattonsburg and Looney's Ferry.

    BOTETOURT CO., Jury, 1770-73, May 1770-March 1773 -- Court Minute Bk. [Summers' Annals of SW VA, pg. 80, 96, 99, 100, 102, 110, 111, 134, 145, 147, 152-3, 156-7, 158, 179, 181]: "Malcom" Allen served on 16 juries during 9 different monthly courts.

    BOTETOURT CO., Patent, 1770: 27 Aug. 1770 -- Patents 39, pg. 186 [VaStLib, microfilm 39]: Malcolm Allen -- 65 acres adjoining his own land.

    BOTETOURT CO., Hemp Certificate, 1771: 14 Aug. 1771-- Court Minute Bk. [Summers' Annals of SW VA, pg. 119]: "Malcom" Allen: granted a hemp certificate for 555 pounds. [Stoner's Seedbed of the Republic, pg. 47]: price was 30-50 shillings per hundredweight and a bounty because it was needed by the British Navy.

    BOTETOURT CO., Court, 1771: 14-15 Aug. 1771-- Court Minute Bk. [Summers' Annals of SW VA, pg. 129-131]: Malcolm Allen -- two jury cases: -- against Hugh Means, 1 p. damages, and costs for plaintiff. -- against Saml Lindsy in debt, jury sent out of court to consider verdict.

    BOTETOURT CO., Deed, 1772: 10 April 1772 -- Bk. 1, pg. 383 [VaStLib, microfilm 1]: Malcom Allen to Caleb Worley: for L50 -- 50 acres, known as Pound Bottom, on the south side of the James River, where Caleb now lives. Bounds: lower end of the bottom southwest, opposite an island on the river.
    Wits.: Hugh Allen, John [Hanna] junr., Wm MClenahan.

    BOTETOURT CO., Patent, 1772: 1 Aug 1772 -- Patent Bk. 40, pg. 790-791 [VaStLib, microfilm, 39]: Malcom [cq] Allen: 35 shillings -- 310 acres on the north side of the James River, bounded: beginning in a valley, Allen's line. [see 1768]

    BOTETOURT CO., Slave, 1772: 9 Sept. 1772 -- Court Minute Bk. [Summers' Annals of SW VA, pg. 154]: Malcolm Allen presented in court a negro girl slave named Phebe, imported into the colony. Court judges her to be 9 yrs. old.

    BOTETOURT CO., Grand Juror, 1772-1780: 10 Nov. 1770-13 July 1780 -- Court Minute Bk. [Summers' Annals of SW VA, pg. 161, 224, 320, 332]: "Malcom" Allen sworn in as grand juror 5 times.

    BOTETOURT CO., Guardian, 1778: 11 March 1778 -- Court Minute Bk. [Summers' Annals of SW VA, pg. 268-9]: Mary McClure relinquishes all legacies in her husband's will...Malcolm and Hannah McClure choose Malcolm Allen as guardian. Bond is L100, with Thomas Madison as security.

    BOTETOURT CO., Guardian, 1778: 12 March 1778 -- Court Order Bk. [Botetourt Co. History Before 1800, pg. 42]: Malcolm and Hannah McClure choose Malcolm Allen their guardian.

    BOTETOURT CO., Petition, 1780:
    2 June 1780 -- 1248-P [Church's Virginia Leg. Petitions, 1776-1782, pg. 372]: 108 signers including Malcolm Allen ask House of Delegates for relief from laws which have been delayed, which they cannot comply or by which they are aggrieved. Referred to Propositions and Grievances, no action taken.

    BOTETOURT CO., Jury, 1780: 7/13 July 1780 -- Order Bk., pg. 40 [Botetourt Co. History before 1900, pg. 38]: George Robinson, blacksmith, charged as enemy of the USA, and John Griffy/Griffith; jury including Malcolm Allen. Cleared for lack of proof.

    BOTETOURT CO., Jury, 1780: 13 July 1780/10 Aug. 1780 -- Court Minute Bk.[ Summers' Annals of SWVA,324&6]: Malcolm Allen is a member of the jury determining loyalty for Sarah Summerfield (her husband fined L300), John Griffith (found for defendant but required to guarantee bond of L5,000 for a year), David Tate (7 months imprisonment).

    BOTETOURT CO., Tax, 1783: 1783 [Kegley's Virginia Frontier, pg. 451]: Malcolm Allen -- Capt. Prior's Militia Co.: 6 horses, 27 cattle, 4 slaves.

    BOTETOURT CO., Jury, 1783: 9 May 1783 -- Court Minute Bk. [Summers' Annals of SW VA, pg. 374]: Thomas Carney vs. John West, in debt. Jury, including "Malcom" Allen: judgment for plaintiff, L105.7.11 and costs.

    BOTETOURT CO., Land Tax, 1785: 1785 -- facsimile [Stoner's Seedbed of the Republic, sect. 11, #37]: "Malcom" Allen: 480 acres, 4.4 [average], 104-------- amount.

    BOTETOURT CO., Tax, 1785: Feb. 1785 [Stoner's Seedbed of the Republic, pg. 235]: Capt. Prior's Militia Co., filed by Martin McFerran: Malcolm Allen: 3 white persons, 1 dwelling house, 1 barn, 2 cabins, a corn crib.

    BOTETOURT CO., Census, 1787: 26 April 1787 [Schreiner-Yantis' Personal Property Tax, pg. 215]: Malcolm Allen -- List B, Wm. Davidson: 2 blacks 16+ yrs., 2 blacks under 16 yrs., 4 horses, 25 cattle.

    BOTETOURT CO, Will, 1791/2: 12 Dec. 1791/15 Feb. 1792 -- Bk. A, pg. 311-12 [VaStLib, microfilm 20]: Will of Malcolm Allen: To son Hugh, first part of survey where he now lives. To son Robert, the other part of the patten land where he now lives. To son Moses, 90 acre survey known as Gracy [Grassy] Bottom and part of survey as high as were the old path forked to go down the Lick Runn and the others along Poplar Hollow. To daughters Rebecca, Mary, Martha, Elizabeth, and Sally/Sarry -- 5 shillings each, having received their portion before. To son John all the rest of the estate, real and personal.
    Exec. son John. Wits.: David Henderson and John Gillespie. Signed: Malcolm Allen Senr.

    BOTETOURT CO., Will, 1792: June 1792 -- Bk. A, pg. 326 [VaStLib, microfilm 20]: Malcolm Allen estate: 4 slaves, 1 horse, 9 cattle, 5 sheep, 6 weaning ---------, household furniture and plantation utensils. witnesses: Moses Bennit, Samuel M. Gunan, Willliam Delihay.

    BOTETOURT CO., Chancery Case, 1807: 10 Feb. 1807 [Stoner's Seedbed of the Republic, pg. 208]: Samuel McClure vs. John Allen, exec. of Malcolm Allen. Dividends belonging to the two wards were received totaling L181.8.11 in paper money. Devalued as of June 1780 by 65:1 which equals L2.15.9 (L1.7.10 1/2 for this plaintiff).

    Land Description:
    BOTETOURT CO., Grant, 1801: 10 June 1801 -- Grants 49, pg. 243-4 [VaStLib, microfilm 115]: Moses Allen -- 230 acres on northeast waters of James River, including 100 acres granted to Malcom Allen by patent 25 Sept. 1762; adjoining lands of John Allen, Edward Crawford, ----- Peale.

    BOTETOURT CO., Grants, 1787: 1787-88 [Kegley's Virginia Frontier, pg. 443-4]: 7 Aug. 1787 -- John Allen -- grant 59 acres adjoining Malcolm Allen.
    14 July 1788 -- John Allen -- grant 200 acres adjoining Malcolm Allen.


    Last Will and Testament Malcom Allen Senr

    Botetourt County, Va

    Will book A, pg 311-12

    In the name of God Amen, I Malcom Allen of the County of Botetourt & State of Virginia being sick and weak of Body but of perfect mind and memory Thanks be to God the giver of all Mercys, and calling to mind the Mortality of my Body and knowing that it is aoynted for all men once to die first of all I comitt my soul to God who Gave it and my Body To be Buried in the Earth at the Discreten of my Exicutors hereafter menchened, in the faith that at the General Resurection he will Raise it an Imortal body and Reunite soul and body Together and by the Rightusness of Christ Being freely aplyd will make me to triumph in his Glory and sing his praises through an Endless Eternity, and as for whot Wordley Estate it has pleased God to bestow upon me I shall Dispose of in Manner and from as followeth (Viz) I order all my Just and Lawfull Debts to be paid.

    Item I give and bequith to my sun Hugh that part of the survey where he now Dweles to be layd of at the Est end Beginning at a corner marked on Two white oaks and a Locast neir to a hallow on the Est End of a (fiel) of Robt and to Run a north curve to the out side line of the bequea.

    Itam I gave and bequeath unto my sun Robt Allen the other part of that patten land being the same where he the sd Robt now Dwells.

    Item I gave and Bequith unto my sun Mosses Allen the ninty acre survey known by the name of the gracye Botom and that part of the (Fan) survey as high as where the old path forked to go Down the lick Runn and the other along the Poplar hallow it being at a large poplar the lands Bequithed above is to be to them their Heirs and assigns for Ever

    Item I give and bequathe to my Daughters (viz) Rebecca, Mary, Martha, Elisabeth and Salley five shillings Each as having Received thir portion beforeItem I give and bequith to my sun John Allen all the rest of my Estate Both Reil and personal to him his heirs and assigns for Ever Lastly I nominate Constitute and aoynt my sun John Allen to be Executor of this my last will and Testemont and do by these presents Revolk Disnull and Disaprove of all other and this to be my last will & Testment Given under my hnad this Twelfth day of December one Thousand seven hundred and ninety one

    The words as having receved this porshen before
    Enterlined before selling and Delivering of the above
    Malcolm Allen sr.

    Signed sealed and Delivered in presence of

    David Henderson

    John Gallespie

    Court 15 February 1792 - - proved by David Henderson and John Gellispee. On motion of John Allen Exec ordered recorded

    Source: June 1792 Will Bk. A, pg. 326 [VaStLib)

    Inventory of the Estate of Malcum Allen Deceased ? s d

    As Folloeth (viz)



    To one Negro Jim 50 pds to one wench Sell 35 pds 85 0 0

    One Boy Jack 40 pds Do Daniel 30 pounds 70 0 0

    One horse 10 pds to nine head of cattle 12:15:6 22 15 6

    To five Sheep 4:15 6 weaning 6 : 3 : 4 18 0

    To plantation utentials 2 : 3 : 2 3 0

    ________________

    206 0 6

    Certified ______this day ____ above written

    Moses Bennit

    A 1 June Botourt Court 1792 Samuel McFerson

    William Rilihay

    This Inventory appraisment of the estate of ___ m allen deceased is delivered to court (Harville)


    From the inventory it appears that Malcolm may have been living with one of his children, having divided his estate at an earlier time. It also seems his wife was deceased at the time of the writing of the will, as she is not mentioned.

    Children
    Rebecca ALLEN b: 29 MAY 1740 in perhaps Albemarle or Prince Edward Co., VA
    Mary ALLEN b: 10 NOV 1741 in perhaps Albemarle or Prince Edward Co., VA
    Martha ALLEN b: 19 NOV 1743 in perhaps Albemarle or Prince Edward Co., VA
    Hugh ALLEN b: 4 SEP 1745 in perhaps Albemarle or Prince Edward Co., VA
    Robert ALLEN b: 26 NOV 1748 in Augusta Co., VA
    Elizabeth ALLEN b: 9 OCT 1750 in Augusta Co., VA
    MOSES ALLEN b: 9 OCT 1750 in Augusta Co., VA
    Lelly [or Sally] ALLEN b: 12 MAR 1753 in Augusta Co., VA
    John ALLEN b: 17 AUG 1759 in Augusta or Albemarle Co., VA

    BEF 1720 2
    Death: BET 12 DEC 1791 AND 15 FEB 1792 in Botetourt Co., VA 3
    Event: Public Service 27 NOV 1755 Processioner, Augusta Co., VA
    Event: Public Service 18 MAR 1767 Surveyor of Road, Augusta Co., VA
    Event: Public Service BET 1770 AND 1773 Jury duty, Botetourt Co., VA
    Event: Public Service BET 1772 AND 1780 Grand Jury, Botetourt Co., VA
    Event: Land -- First Grant 25 SEP 1762 200 acres, north of James River, Augusta Co., VA
    Event: Guardianship BET 11 AND 12 MAR 1778 Malcolm and Hannah McClure [grandchildren], Botetourt Co., VA
    Event: Spouse BEF 1780 Mary [?Cunningham?], perhaps Prince Edward Co., VA
    CHIL: Son, Robert, baptized, Augusta Co., VA
    Event: Military -- Service BET 1756 AND 1762 Served in French and Indian War, from Albemarle Co., VA
    Event: Military -- Service BET 1775 AND 1780 Provided goods for war effort, Botetourt Co., VA
    Event: Church Leadership 1767 Representative of congregation at Craig's Creek, Augusta Co., VA
  • Change Date: 1 JAN 1996 at 00:13:46



    Father: Malcolme ALLANE b: Abt 1674 in Scotland
    Mother: Mary DEANE b: Abt 1679 in Scotland

    Marriage 1 Mary * CUNNINGHAM b: Est 1719 in Augusta County,Virginia
    • Married: Bef 1740 in Prince Edward County,Virginia
    • Note: _UID980FBFC8C73DC348BDA62BCA702AA5EABEEC
    Children
    1. Has Children Rebecca ALLEN b: 29 MAY 1740 in Botetourt County,Virginia
    2. Has Children Mary ALLEN b: 10 NOV 1741 in Augusta County,Virginia
    3. Has Children Martha ALLEN b: 19 NOV 1743
    4. Has Children Hugh * ALLEN b: 4 SEP 1745 in Prince Edward County,Virginia
    5. Has No Children Robert ALLEN b: 26 NOV 1748 in Augusta County,Virginia c: 9 MAR 1749 in James River,Augusta County,Virginia
    6. Has Children Moses ALLEN b: 9 OCT 1750
    7. Has No Children Elizabeth ALLEN b: 9 OCT 1750
    8. Has No Children Sally "Lelly" ALLEN b: 12 MAR 1753 in Augusta County,Virginia
    9. Has Children John ALLEN b: 17 AUG 1759

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