A record of Samuel Allen's birth has not been discovered, nor have his parents been identified. The occasionally cited birthplace of "Bridgewater, Somerset, England" is as yet unconfirmed. Samuel Allen was long thought to have been the son of George Allen, but it is now known that George's son was a much younger Samuel Allen.
Ann Whitmore d/o John Whitmore it is reported married George Farrar
Birth: about 1597 (estimate)
First marriage: by 1632, possibly at Braintree, Massachusetts.
Wife: Ann (possibly Whitmore); Ann died 29 Sep 1641.
August 2, 1669. The last will and Testament of Samuel Allen, of Braintry, in the County of Suffolke in New England, being uery weake in Body, yet of perfect memory and vnderstanding.
What debts I owe, be paid with as much speed as may bee conuenient.
I Giue vnto my sonn, Samuell'Allen, £20, to bee paid him or his out of my Estate, £10 within one yeare after my decease, and £10 within three yeares after the first payment bee made.
Vnto my sonn James Allen, £5, to be paid him or his within three yeares after my decease.
Vnto my sonn-in-law, Jonah Standish, £10, to bee paid him or his, £5 within one yeare after my decease, and the other £5 within two yeares after the first payment bee made.
Vnto my sonn-in-law Nathaniel Greenwood, £5, to bee paid him or his within three yeares after my decease.
Vnto my dau. Abigail, £30, to bee paid vnto her when shee shall bee at the Age of 21 yearea.
The rest of my Estate, as House and land and what Else remains, I leave betweene my beloved wife and my sonn, Joseph Allen, that is to say, that my wife shall haue halfe the bennifit of House and land and what Euer Estate may bee left after the discharge of the legacies, during her life, and the other halfe to my sonn Joseph. Prouided they both joyne together in what is necessary for the support of such as are left in the family.
My will is, that if my sonn Joseph shall marry where his thoughts haue first binn, that what Estate hee hath shall remaine to his Children. If it please God hee die without issue, his Estate, after his wiues Death, shall returne to my Children. My will is, that my wife shall haue liberty to Giue vnto any of her Children to the whole uallue of £10, where she shall see need.
I make my wife, and my sonn Joseph, my Executrix and Exocuto' of this my will—wittnes the hand of Samuel Allen.
Wittnes: Francis Elliot, Thomas Holbrook, John French.
16 Sept., 1669. Francis Elliot and John French deposed.
Inventory of the Estate taken 6th mo. 27th day, 1669, by Francis Elliott, John French. Amt. £228 12 09.
16 September, 1669. Margaret Allen Executrix, and Joseph Allen the eldest sonn, Executor to the last will of Samuel Alien, deposed.
↑ Mayflower Births and Deaths, From the Files of George Ernest Bowman at the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants by Susan E. Roser, Vol. 2, Geneological Publishing Co. Inc., for Sarah Allen, p. 324
↑ Torrey's New England Marriages, p. 26: "ALLEN, Samuel (-1669) & 2/wf Margaret (FRENCH) [LAMB], w Edward, by 1650; Braintree".
Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Volumes I-III, 3 vols. (1995), 2:1151-1152 for Edward Lamb profile; digital images, AmericanAncestors.org (accessed 2014).
Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700.
Isaac John Greenwood, The Greenwood family of Norwich, England, in America, H. Minot Pitman and Mary M. Greenwood, eds. (1934), 16; Digital images from Hathi Trust, (accessed 13 Oct 2014). Refers to Samuel Allen and wife Ann; cites "Allen Family by Wm Allen, rev. by Joshua Allen, 1882." Calls Samuel the son of George and Catherine.
S. M. A. [?Stephen M. Allen], "A branch of the Allen Family in New England," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 10 (1856):225-227; digital images, Hathi Trust (accessed 2013). Calls the first wife, "Ann."
Andrew Roberts Lord, Holbrook and allied families, Annette Cummings Holbrook McMaster [Mrs. John Dennis McMaster], ed. (1942), 42-43; digital images, Hathi Trust (accessed 2013). Calls the first wife "Ann"; second is "Margaret."
Charles Henry Pope, The pioneers of Massachusetts, a descriptive list, drawn from records of the colonies, towns and churches and other contemporaneous documents (1900), 15 for Samuel .. Braintree; digital images, Hathi Trust (accessed 2013). Calls her "Anne"; second wife is "Margaret, widow of Edward Lamb." From the entry, one might be led to infer Samuel as a son of George.
Tenny Smith, Charles Smith and Rachel Amy Bryant, their ancestors and descendants (1938), 98-99 for "George Allen and his son Samuel Allen"; 253 for Standish entries; digital images, Hathi Trust (accessed 2013). At page 99, Calls Samuel's first wife "Ann Whitmore," without further reference; calls the second wife, "Margaret French, widow of Edward Lamb," also without further reference. Has Samuel born 1596 at England.
Charles Edward Banks, The history of Martha's Vineyard, Dukes County, Massachusetts 3 vols, 3 [Family Genealogies]:3 for "Allen Family"; digital images, Family History Library Catalog (accessed 2014). Writes, "Samuel^1 Allen, the first of this family, is not known to have been related to other emigrants of this name in New England." Referring to "Carey Genealogy," Banks writes further, "It is stated that he came from Bridgewater, Co. Somerset ... He was born about 1600." Calls the first wife "Anne -----" and the second, "Margaret (-----) Lamb, widow of Edward."
Alfred L. Holman, Blackman and allied families, compiled for Nathan Lincoln Blackman (1928), 39 for Allen; digital images, Hathi Trust (accessed 2013). He is "Samuel^1 Allen"; citing "Braintree Vital Records 1886, p. 639" reports Samuel died 5 August 1669; mentions will. Calls his first wife "Ann" and second "Mrs. Margaret Lamb, the widow of Edward Lamb." For the Allen entry, cites "Savages Genealogical Dictionary, 1-35"; "Pope's Pioneers of Mass., p. 15"; "Mitchell's Bridgewater, p. 92."
William Allen and Joshua Allen, A Genealogy of the Allen Family from 1568 to 1882 (1882), 5 for Samuel^2 Allen; digital images, Internet Archive (accessed 2014). The work reports Samuel (d. 1669) as the son of George Allen of Sandwich. Samuel's first wife is "Ann"; second if "Mrs. Margaret Lamb, widow of Edward Lamb."
Asa W. Allen, Genealogy of the Allen and Witter families: among the early settlers of this continent and their descendants (1872), 95-95 (in particular part); digital images, Hathi Trust (accessed 2014). Reports Samuel Allen "and Ann, his wife, of Bridgewater, Somerset County, England," with no further reference. Places their immigration at 1620. Reports Samuel's second wife as "Margaret Lamb."