Name: Peter ALLEN
Given Name: Peter
Birth: 1761 in New York
Death: 1840 in York Co., NB, Can
Change Date: 12 Jun 2012 at 22:49
New Brunswick Petition:
To the Honorable the Speaker and to the Honorable the Members of the House of Assembly
The Petition of Peter Allen of the Parish of Douglas in the County of York.
That he was a Private Soldier in the 4th Battn of the New Jersey Volunteers Commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Buskirk, that he served in the said Regt seven years, was wounded in an engagement at a place called "Burnt Meadows" on Staten Island.
That he came to the Province of New Brunswick in 1783, lost his discharge in a house that was consummed by fire, that he never received any land from the Crown, he is now in the Seventy-sixth year of his age, in very indigent circumstances, and unable to labour as he was want to do.
That he humbly prays your Honorable House to take his case into consideration and after your accustomed liberality allow him such relief in the province as your Honoarable House may deem much.
And as in duty bound will pray.
Douglas 5th Janry 1838 Peter Allen (his mark)
His petition was accepted.
He and his wife appear on several relief lists:
Peter Allen June 1839 aged 79
Dorcas Allen June 1842 aged 69
Peter Allen Jan 1840 recd 10 pounds
Peter Allen Jan 1841 recd 10 pounds
Dorcas Allen Jan 1844 recd 10 pounds
Settled at Burton, New Burnswick, Canada.
Van Buskirk. A Legacy from New Amsterdam, by Irene English Shoemaker. A Genealogy of the Descendants of Lauren Andriessen and Jannetje Jans married; New Amsterdam 12 December 1658 in Two Volumes. Argentine, 1990.
Ancestry.com web site of Albert Nye: firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Brusnwick Provincial Archives: Records of Old Revolutionary Soldiers and their Widows.
Available as digital images on their web site: http://www.gnb.ca/Archives/
Search under Peter and Dorcas Allen.
RS686 : Index to New Brunswick Land Grants, 1784 - 1997
Other names on this grant: (7)
ALLEN, John ┘Ctab┘D368 acres
ALLEN, Lawrence ┘Ctab┘D216 acres
ALLEN, Thomas ┘Ctab┘D216 acres
BREWER, Agnes (widow) ┘Ctab┘D234 acres
BREWER, Ralph ┘Ctab┘D368 acres
DAY, Peter ┘Ctab┘D0 acres
FRIE, William * ┘Ctab┘D165 acres
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Provincial Archives of New Brunswick
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Ancestry.com. US National Archives and Records Administration. War of 1812 Papers, 1789-1815. US Marshalls Returns of Enemy Aliens and Prisoners of War, 1812-1815.
Records for Peter Allen
Peter Allen, age 53, 28 years in the US, Families 10 in number, Place of Residence Penobscot, Occuptaion weaver.
Father: John (Jan) ALLEN b: Jan 1726/27 in Hackensack, Bergen Co., NJ c: 8 Jan 1726/27 in Hackensack, Bergen Co., NJ
Mother: Rachel VAN BUSKIRK b: 12 May 1732 in Hackensack, NJ c: 22 Oct 1732 in Athens, NY
Dorcas GALLUP b: 28 Feb 1774 in Onslow, Colchester, Nova Scotia
- Change Date:
4 Jun 2008
- Isaac ALLEN b: 20 Jul 1794 in Millstream, Kings Co., NB, Can
- Hannah ALLEN b: 1792
- Rachel ALLEN b: 1797
- Thomas ALLEN b: 2 Oct 1798 in York Co., NB, Can
- Peter ALLEN b: 1801 in NB, Can
- Samuel ALLEN b: 1801
- Amey Anna ALLEN b: 1802
- Sarah ALLEN b: 1807
- John ALLEN b: 1811 in Fredrickton, NB, Can
- Nathaniel ALLEN b: 1816