Disproven Existence notice for Penn Project profile of Hester Allen b. abt. 1670

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From the notes in the bio:

Uncertain existence

Note: Adopting orphan and disconnecting Hester as the daughter of Samuel Allen-1783 and his wife Mary Unknown-179058. Hester is commonly included with this family, however I'm not finding any documented sources that include her with the other children of Samuel & Mary Allen. Powell-5629 19:49, 12 September 2015 (EDT)

Further research has shown nothing but unsourced family trees that could be mistake, conjecture, copied from each other.

WikiTree profile: Hester Allen
in Genealogy Help by SJ Baty G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)

4 Answers

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Does Hester play a role in any popular genealogies, i.e. does she show up as anybody's alleged ancestor anywhere?  Or is she simply an unwanted appendage to a real family?
by Jack Day G2G6 Pilot (390k points)
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I wonder if she was confused with this Hester Allen, a daughter of a different Samuel Allen?  Years are off a bit, but possible:

https://archive.org/details/genealogicalglea01whit/page/492/mode/2up

by Anonymous Nagel G2G6 Mach 3 (32.8k points)
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What was included in the further research, and what was already tried?
by Dina Grozev G2G6 Pilot (144k points)
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by Sara Patton G2G1 (1.2k points)
Thanks for the research Sara. I'd like to comment but I find that the first link is a generic link and the second is behind a paywall. Can you provide a specific freereg link and generate an Ancestry share link for the other?
How is FreeReg a "generic link"?
It goes directly to the transcription of the record.
It leads to the main page of the site, not the purported source.

Definitely goes directly to the record for me but may not always.

This is the 'official'  citation Somerset : Chew Magna : St Andrew : Parish Register : "Parish Register" database, FreeREG (https://www.freereg.org.uk/search_records/58185463e93790eca3e5243c : viewed 1 Nov 2022) baptism Hester Allen 26 Mar 1670

The ancestry one (better in my opinion  because an image)

Somerset Heritage Service; Taunton, Somerset, England; Somerset Parish Records, 1538-1914; Reference Number: D\P\che.m/2/1/1 Chew Magna Combined Register 

Hester ye dafter of Samuel Allen ye 26 march

https://www.ancestry.com/sharing/240617?token=4d45af33452957cbe7428ae557579cef8e622b3e22df9e2e9212654131e56f4d

This is great. Thanks so much.

Sara

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