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  • ID: I73422
  • Name: George Allen
  • Given Name: George
  • Surname: Allen 1 2 3 4 5 6
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 11 Nov 1567 in Weymounth, Dorchestshire, England 5
  • Christening: 1568 Thurcaston, , Leicestershire, England 5
  • Death: Apr 1648 in Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Burial: 2 May 1648 Friends Cemetery, Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA 7 5 6
  • Event: Alt. Birth 1578 Weymouth, , Dorset, England 7
  • Event: Alt. Birth Abt 1582 Somerset, England 8
  • Event: Alt. Birth 1593 England 3
  • Emigration: From England aboard the ship, "Speedwell", to, New England 20 Mar 1635 Weymouth, , Dorset, England 9
  • Emigration: 20 Mar 1636 Weymouth, , Dorset, England 8
  • Immigration: From England aboard the ship, "Speedwell" 6 May 1635 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA 7
  • Immigration: 6 May 1636 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA 8
  • Residence: 1636 Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA 10
  • Residence: 1637 Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA 10
  • Will: Proved, 7 June 1649 1648 10
  • Event: Alt. Death Apr 1648 9 3
  • Event: Alt. Death 2 May 1648 Springhill, Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA 5
  • Event: Will Probated 7 Jun 1649 Plymouth, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts, USA
  • Note: (Admitted for probate as "George Allen the elder of Sandwich") 8
  • Note:
    From the book, "One Hundred and Sixty Allied Families", by John Osborne Austin (Page 8-9):

    Lynn, Sandwich, Mass.
    He may have been a son of Ralph Allen of Thurcaston, Leicester Country, England, who had children baptized as follows: Walter, September 22, 1561, John, August 29, 1563, William, December 8, 1570, Roger, December 20, 1573; and son Anthony buried April 23, 1567. The Parish Register from 1573 to 1584 and from 1585 to 1593 is lacking, and George Allen who came to America and Ralph Allen who married September 13, 1595, Agnes Davye, were very possibly children also of Ralph Allen of Thurcaston. Bishop Latimer's birthplace was Thurcaston.
    Mar 20, 1635.From Weymouth, England, for New England, George Allen, aged (24), Catherine, his wife, aged 30. Children, George, aged 16, William, aged 6, and servant Edward Poole, aged 26. (It is well to remember that ages were not always given exactly at the custom house, and in regard to George, Sr., there is evidently a mistake.) Some of George Allen's children came in a different vessel, evidently. This must have been the case with Ralph and Samuel.
    1636.Lynn.
    1637.Sandwich. He moved thence this year.
    1638.He was one of the eleven original members of church established this year at Sandwich. (Earlier than this he and son Ralph were members of church at Roxbury.)
    June 4, 1639.Constable. For a short time in this year he was at Newport, R. I., with sons Samuel and Ralph.
    1640.Surveyor of Highways, and same year received 6 1/2 acres in a division of Sandwich land to settlers.
    1640, '41, '42.Deputy. He and Edward Dillingham were nominated (1641) to appraise swine that Wm. Newland hath in execution of Thomas Applegate.
    March 1, 1642.He entered complaints against Edward Wollenston, Gent., and attached 2 swine for damages of oe4.
    1643.His name does not appear in the list of those able to bear arms between the ages of 16 and 60, hence he was now quite aged.
    August 20, 1644.Licensed to cut hay at the pond beyond Sandwich Plains, if he gave not the Indians anything for it without the approbation of the Bench.
    1646.His house built in this year was still in good repair 1860, and occupied at that date.
    February 26, 1647.He and five others were a committee on behalf of town, who received deed from Edward Freeman.
    1648.Will--proved June 7, 1649. Ex., wife Catherine. Overseers, Ralph Allen and Richard Bourne. Witnesses, Wm. Leveridge, John Vincent, Richard Bourn. He gives "unto all my children twenty pence apiece." To son Matthew 1 calf and 5s. To wife the old cow. To her also the house and household stuff for life, but if she marries they are to be disposed of and divided to 5 least children. To "5 least children" 1 cow each. To son William a meadow. To sons Henry and Samuel rest of meadow. The adventure in barque "Heave" to wife and 5 least children. Inventory, oe44, 16s. (including 5 cows and 4 calves oe23, etc., etc.) Probably he had already given his sons Ralph and George their portion, as they had married before their father died.
    May 2, 1648.He was buried at this date. Various accounts intimate that he was aged. Bowden's History of Friends gives us the information that George Allen was an Anabaptist, and of his family it is further stated that "there were six brothers and sisters of Ralph who joined the Friends; the father (George) had laid down his head in peace before Friends had visited these parts. His children had resided upwards of twenty years in Sandwich and vicinity, and were much respected by their neighbors." It should be remembered that Sandwich had the earliest Monthly Meeting of Friends in America; and here came very early, those pioneer Friends Christopher Holder and John Copeland, from London. George Fox, the founder of the sect, says: "In 1656, truth broke forth in America," and it was the next year that Holder and Copeland were at Sandwich. The fines wrested (in 1658 and 1659) from four of the sons of George Allen by sales of their property aggregated oe229, 8s. and all for the offences of attending Quaker meetings, refusing to take oath and similar crimes. Of the amount mentioned Ralph Allen suffered to extent of oe68 (collected by sale of 3 oxen, 4 cows, 1 steer, 1 horse and 1 mare and colt); George Allen oe25, 15s.; William oe86, 17s.; Matthew oe48, 16s. William Allen was especially obnoxious to the authorities as the meetings were often held there, part of his fine being oe40 for holding 20 meetings at his house. They left him but one cow out of "pretended pity" as the chronicler says (having taken 18 head of cattle and a mare). The family of George Allen scattered somewhat at his decease. Him son Matthew moved to Dartmouth; James to Tisbury; Henry to Milford and Stratford, Conn., and Gideon to Milford. His sons Ralph, William and Francis all died at Sandwich and left wills, (Ralph in his will, December 18, 1691, mentions sons John, Joseph, Increase, Ebenezer and Zachariah, daughter Patience, brother William. He desired that his body should be placed in Friends' burying place at William Allen's. William in his will, February 17, 1698, leaves his nephew David, son of brother George, his housing, lands, etc., he to allow testator's wife Priscilla competent maintenance for life. Francis in his will, February 18, 1696, mentions his daughter Abiah and her husband Zachariah Jenkins, and other daughters Dinah, Rachel, Abigail, Hannah and Rebecca.)
    Catharine, widow of George Allen, married, for second husband, John Collins. (July 10, 1656, Henry and Samuel Allen in deed to George Allen mention "out mother Catharine Collins" and deed was witnessed by John Collins. July 27, 1670, administration of John Collins estate, given at Boston to Gideon Allen.)

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    From the WorldConnect Database: "Descendants of David Akin of Newport, RI", by Robert Larry Akin:

    "The following was taken from a document provided to me by Mr. Ed Cooper who has collected a huge amount of information on the Allen Family. Some of the information is on line as "The Allen Family Project" - see sources.

    [Beginning of Ed Cooper information]
    "George Allen ... is the first American link in the chain of Allens who extend over a period of almost 400 years and 15 generations. His is a remarkably well documented descent for an essentially middle-class American family. Among his descendants are Allens who settled on the island of Martha's Vineyard and in town of Fairhaven, Massachusetts--the descendants of his grandson James, through Samuel, who comprise the heart of this record. They "have spread from Maine to California." George's other known sons and "least children," though less well documented, are interesting lines. Among his decedents and in-laws are five American Presidents; Grant, F.D.R., Nixon, Ford and Bush, as well as British Prime Minister Winston Churchill.

    In any event, our progenitor, George Allen, sailed 20 March 1635/6 (Old Style), in a ship whose name or captain were not recorded, out of Weymouth (fifty miles east of Plymouth) the largest port in Dorsetshire, bound for New England. He left with at least 106 other persons from 21 families under the leadership of Rev. Joseph Hall of Somersetshire, England. They landed at Boston, Massachusetts on the 6th of May, 1636--after spending 47 days at sea.

    The departure record, which was not discovered until late in the last century; the name of the ship or its captian were not recorded. The record indicates that "George Allin (24) was accompanied by his wife, Katherin Allyn (30) and his sons; George Allyn (16), William Allyn (8) and Mathew Allyn age six." It also says he was traveling with a twenty-six-year-old servant, Edward Poole; early Atlantic voyages were expensive, so he must have been of some means. The sale of a farm might account for the fare but so too might land speculation. Some other of his sons including Ralph, Samuel, Henry and Robert had proceeded their father to America. Other sons, and perhaps a daughter, were born in Plymouth Colony.

    Obviously there is something wrong with George's age as recorded in the departure record. George might have been prolific, but he was certainly older than eight when he fathered son George. I am at a loss to explain this; if he was born in 1568 he would have been 68 years old--hardly 24--and 80 at his death. At 68-years-of-age, he would have been the oldest migrant in the records of the first wave of Puritans to the Massachussets Bay. One thing might explain the "24"--perhaps he was dyslexic and wrote the "5" up-side-down which would have made him 54. This is why his birth is recorded in our records as "about 1582."

    Massachussetts Bay Colony records indicate that in March 1635/6 George Allen accompanied the "minister aged 40" Joseph Hall [a.k.a. Hull] to Wessagusset, now called Weymouth. George and his son Ralph are recorded as land holders in Weymouth that year but, apparently George did not remain there for long as in 1636 he was in the town of Saugus [unsubstantiated] which became Lynn, Massachusetts in that year. Then in 1637, he is recorded among the founders Sandwich (*see map #2). There his name appears as a member of the First Church of Sandwich in 1638, and one year later, he was admitted freeman and at the same time was appointed a Constable of Sandwich. This is credible proof that he was literate as that was a requirement of the job. In 1640/41 he was appointed the first deputy to the General Court at Plymouth from Sandwich, and he was a member of the committee to divide the land at Sandwich. He, himself, was granted 6 1/2 acres and at a later date, from the second division of land, he acquired another 62 acres of pasture (meadow) in the Sandwich area.

    In 1646, two years before his death, he built a substantial house in Sandwich "about a quarter of a mile from the Quaker Meeting House on the Main road to the Cape." This house became a landmark and remained standing until about 1882/1890 at which time it either burned or was torn down and replaced upon the original foundation. During the War of 1812, there is a record that "the George Allen home was hit by Cannon fire from a British Man of War off shore." In 1923 it is recorded that another house "standing on the foundation of the George Allen house is owned by a Mr. Packard."

    None the less, George Allen died in closing days of April 1648; he was buried the 2nd of May 1648--that is inscribed in stone, so to speak as the exact location of his burial site is unknown--probably at his homestead. In his will, the record of which exists, the following was written:

    "I give to all my children twelve pence apiece. I give unto my sonne Matthew one calfe and five shillings. I give unto my wife the ould cow. I leave my house and household stufe to my wife during the time she continuith unmarried. [If she remarried, as she did--the remaining goods and land were to be divided between "the five least children." There is a record of the lands being transfered to the adult sons.] I give to my five least children a Cow apiece. I give unto my sonn, William, the meadow I bought of Peter Gaunt being in the 2nd Division for my lands and the rest of my meadow I give to my sons Henry and Samuel for my adventure in the barque, Heave to my wife and the least children. Wittness my hand, George Allen. In presence of William Loveridge, John Vincent, Richard Bourne."
    [End of Ed Cooper information]

    There is an Allen monument in the Pierrepoint Manor Village Cemetery, Pierrepoint, NY at the intersection of Rt 11 & Rt 193 about 110 miles north of Syracuse. It says: "Prudent Earl wife of Joseph Allen born at Dartmouth, Massachusetts born Jan14, 1768 and died Dec 27, 1843.

    Joseph Allen born Westport, Massachusetts Nov 11, 1758 and died Sept 23,1838.
    "He was the first settler of (a place called) Bear Creek (now called Pierrepoint Manor) in 1805. He was a Revolutionary War Vet."
    On the other side of the Allen monument:
    George Allen 1568 Weymouth, England, 1635 to Lynn, Massachusetts and died 1648.
    Ralph Allen died 1698.
    Joseph Allen born 1642 and died 1704.
    Joseph Allen born 1667 and died 1735.
    [Note that this all agrees with other information on this family except for the date of birth of Joseph Allen and George Allen] "

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    From "The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume 1, A-B (page 27-35):

    GEORGE ALLEN

    ORIGIN: Unknown
    MIGRATION: 1635
    FIRST RESIDENCE: Weymouth
    REMOVES: Sandwich 1638

    FREEMAN: Propounded for freeman of Plymouth Colony 5 March 1638/9 [PCR 1:117] and admitted 3 September 1639 [PCR 1: 130].

    FREEMAN: Propounded for freeman of Plymouth Colony 5 March 163819[PCR 1:117] and admitted 3 September 1639 [PCR 1:130].

    OFFICES: Sandwich constable, 3 September 1639 (replacing Thomas Armitage in mid-term) [PCR 1:125, 130] . Surveyor of highways, 3 March 1639/40, 2 June 1640 [PCR 1:141, 156]. Committee to divide meadow at Sandwich, 16 April 1640 [PCR 1:147]. Deputy for Sandwich to Plymouth General Court, 2 June 1640, 1 June 1641, 7 June 1642, 20 August 1644 [PCR 1:155, 2:16, 40, 75].

    ESTATE : In the inventory of Weymouth land made about 1642, Ralph Allen and John Allen held land "first granted to George Allin" [Weymouth Hist 1:184, 188].

    Received 6 1/2 acres in the division of meadow at Sandwich, 16 April 1640 [PCR 1:149].

    In his undated will, proved 7 June 1649, "Georg[e] Allen the elder late of Sandwidge" bequeathed to "all my children" 12p. apiece; to "my son Matth[e]w" one calf and 5s.; to "my wife" the old cow; "my house & house hold stuff to my wife during the time that she continueth unmarried but in case she marries again my will is that they shall be disposed of to be divided amongst my five least children"; to "my five least children" a cow apiece; to "my son Will[i]am the meadow I bought of
    Peeter Gaunt being in the second division"; "for my land & the rest of my meadow I give unto my sons Henry & Samuell"; "my adventure in the bark I leave to my wife & the five least children"; wife "Katheren Allen" to be executrix and Ralph Allen and Richard Bourne to be overseers [PCPR 1:1:84; Plymouth Wills 175; MD 9:224-25].

    The inventory of the estate of "Georg[e] Allen of Sandwidg lately deceased; taken 22 September 1648, totaled 44 16s., with no real estate included; his share in the Plymouth bark was L3 [PCPR 1:1:84; Plymouth Wills 176; MD 9:225].

    On 10 July 1656, "Henery and Samuell Allin of Boston ... joint heirs of a piece of land ... in the bounds of Sandwich ... with certain meadow ground thereunto adjoining and appertaining, which was the proper possession of our father George Allin deceased, and by him given to us ... with the consent of our mother, to say now Katheren Collins who hath interest therein during her life," sold this land "unto Gorge Alline of Sandwich aforesaid" [MD 25:136-37, citing PCLR 3:7].

    BIRTH: By about 1585 based on estimated date of first marriage. (By the argument in COMMENTS below, he, and not his son of the same name, was the George Allen in the 1643 Sandwich list of men able to bear arms, and so was not yet sixty in that year and thus was born after 1581. If this estimate of 1585 is correct, then we can suggest that the age given for George on the 1635 passenger list is wildly inaccurate, and remains without any satisfactory explanation.)

    DEATH: Buried at Sandwich 2 May 1648 [SandVR 1:4].

    MARRIAGE: (1) By about 1610 ____ _____.

    (2) By 1627 Katherine _____ (assuming that William was her oldest Allen child). She married (2) by 1656 John Collins of Boston [MD 25:136-37, citing PCLR 3:7]. On 27 July 1670, Gideon Allen was granted administration on the estate of "John Collins late of Boston deceased" [SPR NS 1:480]. (John K. Allen noted the marriage in London on 5 November 1624 of "George Allen of London, clothworker, and Katherine Starkes of Woking," Surrey, and noted that this was a good chronological fit for the New England couple [JKA:George 5-6]. Since George Allen was very likely from Somerset, and is not known to have been in London, this
    suggestion seems unlikely, but, pending further research, not impossible.)

    CHILDREN :

    With first wife

    i JOHN, b. about 1610 (in his will of 12 March 1689[/90), "John Allen of Swanzey" said he was "in the eighty year of my age" [Gen Adv 3:121, citing BarnPR 1:19]); m. by an unknown date Christian _____ (in his will of 12 March 1689[90] John Allen bequeathed to "wife Christian Allen" [Gen Adv 3:121, citing BarnPR 1:19]).

    ii ROBERT, b. say 1614; d. before 10 June 1661 [PCR 3:221-22, 4:9, 12], apparently unmarried.

    iii RALPH, b. say 1617; m. by about 1642 Susanna[?] _____ (eldest certain child, Joseph, b. about 1642 [GMNJ 16:7]; her forename given in many sources as Susanna, but without record evidence cited).

    iv GEORGE, b. about 1619 (aged 16 in 1635 [Hotten 283]); m. (1) by 1648 Hannah _____ (eldest child b. Sandwich 24 June 1648 [MD 14:168]) [GMNJ 16:8-10]; m. (2) after 1682 Sarah _____, who survived him [MD 18:136].

    v ROSE, b. say 1621; m. (1) by about 1639 Joseph Holway/Holloway/Holley (son Joseph married by 1664 [MD 14:167]); m. (2) Sandwich 19 May 1648 William Newland [PCR 8:6; SandVR 1:4 (a footnote to this entry tells us "'Allen' was first written, but it was crossed out in the same ink, and the entry completed as printed")]. (In his will, dated 26 August 1690, William Newland named as one of his overseers "my brother-in-law William Allen" [MD 24:61-63, citing BarnPR 1:4-5].)

    With second wife

    vi WILLIAM, b. about 1627 (aged 8 in 1635 [Hotten 283]); m. Sandwich 21 March 1649 Priscilla Browne [MD 16:122; SandVR 1:5; PCR 8:9], daughter of PETER BROWNE [GMB 1:261].

    vii MATHEW, b. about 1629 (aged 6 in 1635 [Hotten 283]); m. Sandwich 6 June 1657 Sarah Kirby [MD 14:169; SandVR 1:19].

    viii HENRY, b. say 1631; m. (1) by 1663 Sarah Hill (eldest child b. Milford 21 October 1663 [FOOF 1:13]; Sarah Allen, wife of Henry, admitted to Milford church and baptized, 7 [worn] 1666 [TAG 16:33, citing Milford church records]; Jacobus called her daughter of John Hill of Guilford, without citing evidence [TAG 20:Supplement:3; see also NEHGR 57:251]); m. (2) in 1685 Rebecca (_____)Rose, widow of Robert Rose, son of ROBERT ROSE of Wethersfield [FOOF 1:506; Robert Rose Gen 16-17].

    ix SAMUEL, b. say 1633; living 1656 [MD 25:136-37, citing PCLR 3:7]; no further record.

    x GIDEON, b. say 1635; m. by 1671 Sarah Prudden, daughter of Rev. Peter Prudden (eldest child b. Boston 9 August 1671 [BVR 117]; in a deed of 16 May 1686, John Prudden, son of Peter Prudden, calls Gideon Allen his brother [i.e., brother-in-law] [NEHGR 84:63-64, abstracting Milford LR 3:9]).

    ASSOCIATIONS: George Allen was probably related in some way to Ralph Allen, mason, of Sandwich (see COMMENTS below).

    COMMENTS: "George Allyn," aged 24 [sic], "Katherin Allyn his wife," aged 30, George Allyn his son," aged 16, "Will[ia]m Allyn his son," aged 8, "Mathew Allyn his son," aged 6, and "Edward Poole his servant," aged 26, sailed for New England on 20 March 1634/5 in an unnamed ship from Weymouth, Dorsetshire [Hotten 283].

    A number of claims have been made regarding the English origin of George Allen, deriving him from London, Somerset or Leicester, but none of these has been more than a suggestion [GMNJ 16:3-4; TAG 36:64]. The known origins of all of his fellow passengers are in the West Country, mostly from Batcombe or Broadway in Somerset, so George Allen's origin should be sought in that area.

    Savage and others, presumably following the misguided lead of the author of the history of Lynn, say that George Allen was first at Lynn, in 1636. The origin of this statement would be the belief that all the earliest settlers of Sandwich were from Lynn. But George Allen was first at Weymouth, and there is no reason to believe that he ever resided at Lynn.

    At one time or another just about every young Allen male in southeastern New England has been placed as a son of George Allen. The following discussion examines some of those who are known to be sons of George, and others for whom there are claims of various likelihood. Since one of the Ralph Aliens of Sandwich was not a son of George Allen, we assume that not all Aliens of Sandwich were sons of George, and so have included among the children of George only those for whom there is some evidence. We have not resolved all problems here, and have not even considered all published claims. We hope, however, that we have cleared away some of the confusion.

    JOHN: In the Weymouth land inventory of about 1643, both "John Allin" and "Ralph Allin" held land "first granted to George Allin" [Weymouth Hist 1:184, 188]. The most likely explanation of this arrangement is that these two men were both older sons of George Allen. Many of the early settlers of Weymouth removed to Rehoboth soon after 1643, and a John Allen is found there, who we have assigned as this son of George.

    ROBERT: "Rob[er]te Allen" was one of five men from Sandwich who were sent against the Narragansetts in1645. Pope, citing Sandwich Town Records, stated that Robert "revolted from the covenant of his father" [Pope 14]. On 10 June 1661, "John Allin, of Rehoboth, came into Court, and informed concerning his proceedings about his late deceased brother, Robert Allin, who was found dead in his house on his bed" [PCR 3:221-22, 4:9, 12]. On the basis of these records, John and Robert are placed as the two oldest children of George Allen, the immigrant.

    GEORGE: George Allen, son of the immigrant, sailed to New England with his father in 1635, his age given as 16, and so born about 1619. Most authors say that he "spent all of his adult life in Sandwich, and in 1643 his name appears in a list of males living there aged between 16 and 60" [GMNJ 16:8]. Since only one George Allen appears in the 1643 list, it is therefore assumed by some that the immigrant was not included because he had already passed his sixtieth birthday.

    At the same time, most authors claim that the George Allen who began having children in Boston in 1645 had earlier been in Weymouth [Savage 1:30]. There are at least three records for the name George Allen in Weymouth in the early 1640s, at a time when the immigrant had already moved to Sandwich. In March 1640 (probably 1640/1) "Tho[mas] Apellgate of Waymouth" sold to "George Allen of Waymouth my house and homelot in Waymouth accounted seven acres, also two acres of salt marsh, also eight acres of planting land at Smelt Brook & also a great lot" [SLR 1:17]. Early in 1641 "George Allen of Weymouth in New England, planter, aged about twenty-one years; deposed with regard to a dispute about lading a ship [Lechford 392]. In the Weymouth land inventory taken about 1643 is an entry for "The Land of George Allin": "Three acres in Kingoke Hill first granted to Robert Lovell" [Weymouth Hist 1:90].

    The deposition would make this George Allen born about 1620, in very close agreement with the age of the son of the immigrant George Allen. Two other men with the same surname, Ralph Allen and John Allen, also held land in Weymouth in 1643, in both cases including parcels "first granted to George Allen". This set of circumstances makes it likely that George Allen, the immigrant, left three of his older sons behind in Weymouth when he moved to Sandwich, and that all three of the Weymouth records noted above pertain to George Allen, the son of the immigrant. This would further imply that the George Allen who began having children in Boston in 1645 had no earlier connection with Weymouth and was not a member of the family of George Allen, the passenger of 1635.

    George Allen, son of the immigrant, must have moved to Sandwich sometime after 1643 and before 1648, when his son Caleb was born at Sandwich. Pope, in his sketch of the elder George Allen, states that "the following are not specified of George, Sen. or Jun.: Caleb b. June 27, 1648, Hester b. Dec. 8, 1648, Ebenezer, b. Feb. 10, 1649" [Pope 14]. When the younger George Allen died "Caleb Allin of Sandwich ... and others his natural brethren and sisters' and "Sarah Allin, relict of George Allin late of Sandwich aforesaid, deceased," entered an agreement in 1693 with regard to the settlement of the estate [MD 18:136, citing BamPR 1:79]. Caleb was, then, of the third generation. Hester, born on 8 December 1648, was a daughter of Ralph Allen, mason, and Ebenezer was son of Ralph Allen, wheelwright (see below).

    That this George Allen of Sandwich was the son of the immigrant George Allen is clinched by the will of William Allen of Sandwich, who was undoubtedly a son of the immigrant George Allen. William Allen, in his will dated 17 February 1697/8, left his entire estate (after the death of "Priscilla my now wife") to "my nephew Daniel Allen of Sandwich aforesaid son of my brother George Allen deceased" [MD 32:26-27, citing BarnPR 2:210]. George Allen of Sandwich had son Daniel born 22 May 1663 [SandVR 2:1238].

    RALPH: For about a decade there were two Ralph Aliens residing in Sandwich, whose records are difficult to disentangle. On 4 March 1650/1, "Anthony Wright commenced suit ... against Ralph Allen, junior" [PCR 7:52, 54]. On 4 August 1651, a warrant was "directed to require Ralph Allen, Senior, personally to appear, to answer unto such misdemeanors as whereof he is accused" [PCR 2:171]. With two exceptions to be discussed later, distinctions between Senior and Junior were not seen after 7 June 1659, when "Ralph Allin, Senior," appeared in a list of men summoned to appear at court for refusing to take the oath of fidelity [PCR 3:168]. The name Ralph Allen appeared again on 6 October 1659 and several subsequent occasions in late 1659 and through 1660, in similar circumstances, without a marker for seniority [PCR 3:176, 181, 191, 201, 209], suggesting that one of the Ralph Allens died in the fall of 1659.

    We may begin to make some progress in unraveling the tangle of records by examining those which state an occupation. "Experience Allin the daughter of Ralphe Allin mason" was born at Sandwich on 14 March 1651 [MD 14:109; SandVR 1:12]. Two other births for children of a Ralph Allen at about this time were "Jediah Allen," born 3 January 1646, and "Epherim Allin," born 20 March 1656 [MD 14:109, 166; SandVR 1:12, 16]. On 12 October 1662, "Jone Swift of Sandwich " (widow of William) included in her will bequests to "my grandchild Experience Allen" and "unto Jedediah Allen and Experience Allen [MD 16:2122, citing PCPR 2:2:16]. As noted by Charles Carroll Gardner, the entries in a fragmentary Bible record for this family may be interpreted to imply that Ralph Allen, father of Jedediah Allen, died before "Jane Swift," the testator of 1662 and grandmother of Jedediah [NEHGR 25:I46; GMNJ 16:52]. Thus, Ralph Allen, mason, whose wife was a Swift, and who had children Jedediah, Experience and Ephraim, would be the one who died in or about late 1659.

    On 29 June 1663, Constant Southworth sold to "Ralph Allin of the town of Sandwich ... wheelwright ... all that my portion or lot of land lying and being at the place or places commonly called Acushena, Coaksett and places adjacent" [MD 18:171-72, citing PCLR 2:2:129). On 15 October 1663, "Allis Bradford" sold to "Ralph Allin of the town of Sandwich ... wheelwright ... the one half of my whole entire part, portion or share of land being the one half of a purchaser's share of land ... at the place or places commonly called and known by the names of Acushena, Coaksett and places adjacent" [MD 18:176-77, citing PCLR 2:2:131b-c]. In his will of 18 December 1691, "Ralph Allin of Sandwich" made bequests to children John, Joseph, Increase, Ebenezer, Zachariah and Patience (to the last of whom he gave "one quarter part of that share of land which I bought of Constant Southward"), and named as his overseers "my brother William Allen and Edward Perry" [MD 32:166, citing BarnPR 2:75). Thus, Ralph Allen, wheelwright, who lived far past 1659, was the son of the immigrant George Allen.

    We now return to the two records which refer to Ralph Allen Senior after 1659. On 5 June 1671, "Ralph Allin, Senior; was made a surveyor of highways at Sandwich [PCR 5:58]. On 18 April 1675, "Meary Allen, the daughter of Ralph Allen Senior," was buried at Sandwich [MD 14:169; SandVR 1:19]. From 1660 until the end of the century, no Ralph Allen of Sandwich is known other than the testator of 1691. The second of these records does not necessarily refer to a living Ralph Allen, but the first certainly does.

    In summary, Ralph Allen, Senior, wheelwright, son of the immigrant George Allen, died in the 1690s, and Ralph Allen, Junior, mason, of undetermined kinship, died in or about1659.

    Ralph Allen, the son of the immigrant, was apparently born about1617, so Ralph Allen junior, whatever his relation, must have been younger. Some of the accounts of the RaIph Allen who was not son of the immigrant had an earlier wife than the one discussed above, and by this supposed wife he had older children [JKA:Ralph 19 20; GMNJ 16:52]. John K. Allen reported the marriage at St Mary-le-Bow, London, on 6 May 1619 of Ralph Allen and Hester English, and suggested this was a first marriage for Ralph Allen Junior [JKA:Ralph 20]. Given the chronology stated above, this marriage cannot have been for Ralph Allen Junior of Sandwich, and the earlier children ascribed to him by these authors must not be considered part of his family.

    SAMUEL: Guilford (among others) thought that Samuel Allen of Braintree might be a son of George, but the Samuel Allen who acted in 1656 with Henry Allen was apparently one of George Allen's younger sons, and therefore would be two young to be Samuel of Braintree. Samuel, son of George, disappears after his deed of 1656.

    GIDEON: Gideon is placed as one of the younger sons of George because he was administrator of the estate of John Collins, who would have been his father-in-law, and because he later found in association with Henry Allen in Connecticut.

    FRANCIS: Francis Allen married at Sandwich on 20 July 1662 Mary Barlow [SandVR 2:1249]; this suggests a birth for Francis about 1637. He had children Rachel, Abigail, Abia, Rebecca and Hannah [SandVR 2:1239]. These names do not suggest any connection with George or Ralph Allen, nor does any other evidence. (Pope has an entry for Francis Allen of Sandwich, noting that he was in the list of men able to bear arms in 1643, and then goes on to present records of a completely unrelated Francis of Roxbury [Pope 13].)

    JAMES: James Allen of Sandwich had daughter Amy born at Sandwich in 1663, daughter Mary born in 1665, and daughter Abigail born in 1667 [SandVR 1:17]. If Amy were his eldest child, then we can estimate his birth about 1638. George Allen, son of the immigrant George Allen, had a son James born in 1658
    [SandVR 1:17]. As with Francis Allen, there is no evidence beyond this to suggest a connection with George or Ralph Allen. For both Francis and James Allen, coincidence of surname appears to be the only reason for including them among the children of George Allen.

    BIBLIOGRAPHIC NOTE: In 1924 John Kennott Allen prepared typescript accounts of "George Allen of Weymouth, Mass., 1635 ..." and of "Ralph Allen of Sandwich, Massachusetts ." copies of which were deposited in major genealogical libraries; these volumes are cited above as JKA:Ceorge and JKA:Ralph.
    In 1941, as part of his serialized "Genealogical Dictionary of New Jersey." Charles Carroll Gardner compiled accounts of both George Allen and Ralph Allen of Sandwich [GMNJ 16:1-4, 49-52]; although there are some errors in these accounts, Gardner's treatment remains the best in print on these families.

    In 1990 Joan S. Guilford prepared an unreliable account of George Allen which ascribed to him fifteen children, some of whom were actually his grandchildren and others of whom were not related at all [Guilford Anc 1-10].
    ==================== End of Notes ====================




    Father: Ralph Allen b: 7 May 1554 in Leicester, Thurcaston, England
    Mother: [Unknown] b: Bef 1577

    Father: "Speedwell" [Ships] b: 1635
    Mother: "First Voyage" "Speedwell"

    Marriage 1 [Unknown] b: Abt 1575 in England
    • Married: 1598 in Bridgewater, , Somerset, England 11
    • Event: Alt. Marriage 12
    Children
    1. Has No Children John Allen b: Abt 1605 in England
    2. Has Children Ralph Allen b: Abt 1605 in England
    3. Has Children Rose Allen b: 1610 in Somersetshire, England
    4. Has Children George Allen b: 1619 in Weymouth, Weymouth, , Dorset, England
    5. Has No Children Robert Allen b: 1622 in Weymouth, , Dorset, England
    6. Has No Children Francis Allen b: Bef 1624 in England

    Marriage 2 Katherine Starkes b: 7 Oct 1576 in England
    • Married: 5 Nov 1624 in London, Middlesex, England 5
    • Event: Alt. Marriage 1624 11
    • Event: Alt. Marriage Bef 1637 13
    Children
    1. Has No Children Joshua Allen b: 1614 in Weymouth, , Dorset, England
    2. Has No Children (Unknown) Allen
    3. Has No Children Thomas Allen b: 1628 in Weymouth, , Dorset, England
    4. Has No Children William Allen b: Abt 1629 in England
    5. Has Children Matthew Allen b: Bet 1629 and 1630 in England
    6. Has No Children Henry Allen b: Abt 1631 in Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA
    7. Has No Children Samuel Allen b: Abt 1633 in England
    8. Has Children Gideon Allen b: Bet 1634 and 1635 in Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA
    9. Has Children Francis Allen b: Bef 1637
    10. Has Children James Allen b: 1636 in Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA

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