William Allen Sr.

William Allen Sr. (1602 - 1679)

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William Allen Sr.
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married 1630 in Salem, Essex, Massachusettsmap
Husband of — married 1634 in Salem, Essex, Massachusettsmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Manchester, Essex, Massachusetts Baymap
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The Puritan Great Migration.
William Allen Sr. migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).
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Biography

The Puritan Great Migration.
William Allen Sr. migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).
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Disputed origins:

In his 1995 profiling of this early immigrant, William Allen of Salem and Manchester, Massachusetts, Robert Charles Anderson concluded no origin. Although, there are sources that claim he was from Manchester, England, Anderson believes this to be a confusion with his death place of Manchester, Massachusetts. Because Allen was an agent of the Dorchester Company, it is likely that he was from Dorsetshire.[1] In 1958, Raymond F. Allen wrote (emphasis added),[2]

"The year of his birth (1602) is derived from testimony he gave in Court on November 30, 1664, when he was said to be about 62 years of age and had lived in Salem territory for 38 years. Who his parents were, what branch of the numerous Allen families in England he sprang from, what upbringing, education and early training, if any, he received as a youth, and what influences persuaded him to associate himself with a venture destined to bring him to New England's shores--indeed everything concerning his early life, his associations and his circumstances--remains now wholly unknown."

A number of family files associate William Allen with parents Edward Allen/Allyn and ____ Riggs. Such a relationship is found reported in FamilySearch "Pedigree Resource File" more than twenty times.[3] (The mother is sometimes called "Dau Riggs"; sometimes, the daughter of Dafydd Riggs.) On WikiTree, profiles exist about such a couple, Edward Allen (Allen-11545) and Dau. Riggs (Riggs-895), but their relationship to the Salem and Manchester immigrant William Allen has been severed. Thomas Allen of Goldington, Bedfordshire,]] has also been suggested as his parent. Allen Hall, Stratford, Wales has also been suggested as a birthplace.[citation needed]

As with all genealogical work, findings such as those described here are subject to review and update based on improved historical discovery and insight.

Biography

From Robert Charles Anderson, Great Migration Begins: [4]

  • born about 1602 (deposed November 1664 "aged about sixty-two years")
  • emigrated as early as 1624 with Dorchester Company to Cape Ann; settled at Salem; later, Manchester, but as late as 1664 called himself as of Salem
  • married first, by 1630, Alice _____, who died Salem 8 March 1631/2. William Allen testified (1645), "my wife Als departed this life about the eight of first mo. 1631/32."[5][6]
  • married second, by 1634 Elizabeth ____, who was admitted to Salem church before the end of 1636; she was living as late as 26 June 1679; may have been widow Allen granted land at Manchester 2 April 1685; might have been dau of of John Greenway of Dorchester; some have claimed she was a Bradley because William was called brother-in-law in will of John Bradley of Salem.
  • 19 Oct 1630, As part of a large group requested to be a freeman of Massachusetts Colony. The were accepted and took the freeman's oath 18 May 1631 .[7]
  • William was a carpenter. He and Samuel Archer "made & finished" an ammunition house in 1637.[8]

Member of Salem Church before the end of 1636 [9]

  • William held the office of constable in Manchester, 28 June 1653, and was a Millfield fence viewer, 25 March 1644, and on many assorted Juries in Essex County.[10] He was dismissed from training 29 Nov 1664.[11]
  • William died at Manchester, 30 January 1678/9,[12] about which Anderson notes, "various secondary sources give the date of death as 10 May 1678, which precedes the date of the will and cannot be correct."

Children, by first wife Als (Alice)

  1. Persis Allen, born February 1630/1; died within a week. William Allen testified (1645), "we had a daughter we intended to call Persis borne in the 12th mo. 1630 by Als my wyfe, but dyed within a week."[5][6]
  2. Samuel Allen, born 8 January 1631/2 of whom, William Allen testified (1645), "My sonn Samuell bo. 8th of 11 mo. 1631 by Als my wyfe."[5][6] Samuel married by 1663 Sarah ____; (said by some to be Sarah Tuck, but there is no evidence for this; Samuel may have had an earlier wife)

Children, by second wife, Elizabeth

  1. Elizabeth Allen, born September 1634;[5][6] married first, by 1654, John Kettle; married second, Beverly 13 November 1688, Samuel Corning. (The claim that she married second William "Raymond" is based on a misinterpretation of the final settlement of her father's estate; her daughter Mary Kettle had married William Raiment, who received a portion of the estate)
  2. Deborah Allen, born April 1637;[5][6] no further record
  3. Bethiah Allen, born February 1639/40; died February 1640/1--"born in 12 mo. & she dyed in 12th mo. 1640.[5][6]
  4. Onesiphorus Allen, born 30 June 1642 (last of the 4th month);[5][6] married by 1670 Martha _____
  5. William Allen, baptized 31 May 1646; married, by 1668, Hannah _____. William Allen died Manchester 29 December 1696; probate of estate indicates "there being no children of the deceased."[13] His widow married again to Samuel Fiske
  6. Jonathan Allen, baptized 29 July 1649; no further record

In 1945, Donald Lines Jacobus addressed immigrants William Allen[14] and Robert Allen (as Robert Allyn, New London, Connecticut),[15] concluding, "It is a reasonable assumption that William and Robert were brothers."[16] Addressing the same men in 1995, Robert Charles Anderson wrote that William Allen was, [17]

"Probably brother of Robert Allen of Salem, Manchester and New London (based on joint land grant of 25 Jan 1642/3, and simultaneous residence in Manchester) ..."

The will of William Allen[18]

"The Last will of Willallam Allen Sen of Manchester made ye 7 of June 1678 Imprimes I doe make my wife Elezebeth Allen my full & Sole executer of all my lands & goods duereing her life & after ye deth of my wife to be dissposed in maner & forem as folleth yt is to say I give to my Sone Samuell ye remayner of ye five & twenty acer lott which he all redy poseseth yt is to Say ye uplands & ye sheare of ye fresh medow belonging thereunto I give to my too Sonns one -oephoras & Willam Allen my wholle fifty acer lott wth all ye devissons & apurtenances belongin to it wth ye propriety of All commons devidded & undevided belongin to it & an acer of Sallt marsh at yt lower end of my orchard yt I purchased this I give to my too Sonns onesephoras & Willam Allen to be equally devided betwene them booth after ye deth of me & my wife & it is farther to be understood yt as my Sone Onesephoras hath hallf an acer in present poseson joyning to his hows yt lyes in my orchard Soe my Sonn willam Allen to have hallfe an acer joining to his hows in ye Same maner In wittnes where of I ye Said Willam Allen have put to my hand."
Willam (his M mark) Allen.
Witness: Thomas (his T mark) Jonnes, Samuell Friend.
Proved in Salem court 26: 4: 1679, by the witnesses.
The inventory of his estate was taken Feb 17, 1678/9.[19]

Sources

  • Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Volumes I-III. (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2010), (Originally Published as: New England Historic Genealogical Society. Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Volumes I-III, 3 vols., 1995), Vol. 1. page 31-35. subscription site
  • The Probate Records of Essex County, Massachusetts, George Francis Dow, ed., 3 vols. (1916-1920), 3:324-325, "Estate of William Allen, Sr., of Manchester"; digital images, Hathi Trust (accessed 2013). Including page 325, for "Inventory of the estate of William Allen, deceased Jan. 30, 1678, taken Manchester ..."
  • Essex County, Massachusetts: Probate File Papers, 1638-1881. Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2014. (From records supplied by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Archives.) William, Sr. ALLEN - (ALLAN, ALLIN, ALLING), ALLEN, William, Sr. 1679, Manchester, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Probate Record 526, 1 of 2, 26 Jun 1679. This source is for William's son William. [ten pages photocopied original records; record states wife was Hannah, and they had no children].
  • William Allen's sworn statement about his family, as recorded in the county-wide vital records, 24 7 (mo) 1645, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1627-2001," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-31539-459-3?cc=2061550&wc=MX1F-XM3:353349401,353664501,353664502 : accessed 13 Sep 2014), Essex > County wide > Births, marriages, deaths 1636-1691 > image 3 of 76.
  • Raymond Frederick Allen, The Allens: from William Allen (1602-1679) of Manchester, England, and of Salem and Manchester, Massachusetts, in the direct line of descent through Nathaniel Allen (1744-1789) of Beverly, Massachusetts, and Sedgwick, Maine, to Lt. Raymond Frederick Allen, Jr. (1931- ) of Rochester, New York, with certain other descendants and collaterals …_ (1958), 1-20 for sketch of William Allen (1602-1679); digital images, Hathi Trust (accessed 2013).
  • Shurtleff, Nathaniel. Records of the Governor and Company of the Massachusetts Bay in New England (William White, Boston, 1853-)
  • "Allen Genealogy," The Essex Antiquarian 2 (1898): 135-140, 161-165, 176-181, and in particular, 135 for immigrant, William Allen); digital images, Hathi Trust (accessed 2013).
  • John Price, “Genealogy of the Allen Family of Manchester, Mass., from the earliest settlement to the year 1886,” Essex Institute Historical Collections 24 (?1887/1888): 223-240+; digital images, Internet Archive (accessed 2013).
  • "Torrey's New England Marriages prior to 1700," entry for William Allen & Alice _____ (by 1630); database, AmericanAncestors.org (accessed 2012). AmericanAncestors version refers to about 11 works consulted as "Salem 1:87; Essex Ant. 2:135, 5:122; Gen. Bulletin 1:61; Kendall Anc. (ms) 9; Tingley-Meyers 19; Bradley (1915) 12; Tracy (1936) 164; Reg. 6:205; Granberry 146."
  • Clarence Almon Torrey and Elizabeth Petty Bentley, New England Marriages Prior to 1700 (1985), page 13 for entry William Allen and "1/wf Alice _____ (-8 Mar 1631/2)"; digital images, Google Book Search (preview) (accessed 2013).
  • Donald Lines Jacobus, The Granberry Family and Allied Families (1945), 146-148, entry for William^1 Allen, Manchester, Massachusetts; digital images, Hathi Trust (accessed 2014). [Those in the U.S. may be able to download this work via Heritage Quest.]
  • Ellery Bicknell Crane, Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of Worcester County, Massachusetts: With a History of Worcester Society of Antiquity, multiple volumes, 1: 464-66, "Allen Family"; digital images, Internet Archive (accessed 2013).
  • William Richard Cutter, ed., Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts, 4 vols (1908); 1:240-248, "Allen;" digital images, Internet Archive (accessed 2013).
  • [Source] U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s about William Allen. Name: William Allen. Arrival Year: 1639. Arrival Place: Salisbury, Massachusetts. Source Publication Code: 9448. Primary Immigrant: Allen, William. Annotation: In the years from 1925 to 1942, Frederick A. Virkus edited seven volumes with the title, The Abridged Compendium of American Genealogy, published in Chicago by the Institute of American Genealogy. Each volume has a section in the main body of the work, co. Source Bibliography: VIRKUS, FREDERICK A., editor. Immigrant Ancestors: A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1964. 75 p. Repr. 1986. Page: 6
  • [Source] U.S., New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Transcription of text. Name: Alice WHYTMORE. Death Date: 8 Mar 1631; Death Place: Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. Marriage Date: 1613; Marriage Place: Norfolk, England. Detail: Marriage to Alice Wytmore, Date1613; Other information: Page 28; Web Address | View Source Details [Something is amiss, as this data is not found reported in Torrey's work, New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Torrey calls William Allen's first wife, "Alice _____", and the marriage is "by 1630" with Salem as a location reference. {See the image snippet that has been included on the profile.) Either the data provided here is correct, but the source title is not, or the source title is correct, but the wrong data was notated.]
  • [Source] Title (view source details) U.S., New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Source Repository: Ancestry.com. Associated Facts/Events: Birth, Death, Name, Marriage. Name: William Allen; Gender: Male; Birth Year: 1602; Marriage Date: About 1633; Death Year: 1679; Marriage Place: New England, United States; Spouse's Name: Elizabeth Bradley. Source Information: Ancestry.com. U.S., New England Marriages Prior to 1700 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2012.Original data: Torry, Clarence A. New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004. View Source Details | View Original Image

Index type sources previously used.

  • Massachusetts, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1790-1890 Ancestry.com Publication: Ancestry.com Operations Inc
  • U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s Ancestry.com Publication: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc
  • U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s. Place: Salisbury, Massachusetts; Year: 1639; Page Number: 6. Repository: Ancestry.com.
  • U.S., New England Marriages Prior to 1700 Ancestry.com Publication: Ancestry.com Operations Inc
  • U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970 Ancestry.com Publication: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.
  • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Yates Publishing Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.Original data - This unique collection of records was extracted from a variety of sources including family group sheets and electronic databases. Originally, the information was deriv Note:
  • [Source] Millennium File. Name: William Allen. Gender: Male; Birth Date:1602; Birth Place: England; Death Date: 10 May 1679. Death Place: Manchester, Essex, Massachusetts, USA. Children: Lydia, Allan Allen; Source Information: Heritage Consulting. Millennium File [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2003. Accessed 05 Sep 2014. Original data: Heritage Consulting. The Millennium File. Salt Lake City, UT, USA: Heritage Consulting.
  • [Source] Name: William Allen. State: Massachusetts, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1790-1890 MA County: Essex County Township: Salem Year: 1640 Page: 092 Database: http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3553&enc=1
  • [Source] Title: Massachusetts, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1790-1890. Name, Residence, Date 1631. Source Repository: http://www.ancestry.com

William Allen was born about 1602 in England; perhaps Dorsetshire. He deposed in November of 1664 that he was "aged about sixty-two years." The exact location of his birth in England and the names of his parents are unknown.[20]

He migrated in 1624, first settling at Cape Ann, Essex in the northernmost part of Massachusetts Bay.[20][21]In a deposition on January 20, 1680, Richard Brackenbury compiled a list of men who were at Salem when he arrived in 1628. William Allen was on the list indicating that he was one of the men who had been dispatched by the Dorchester Company as early as 1624.[20][22]

1st Marriage[20]

He moved to Salem in 1626, where he married Alice _____ (unknown surname by 1630; but their marriage was not long lasting for she died at Salem on March 8, 1631/32 after having given birth to two sons:

  1. Persis was born February 1630/1 and "died within a week."
  2. Samuel was born January 8, 1631/32. He married by 1663 to Sarah _____ (unknown surname.) Some sources say she was Sarah Tuck, but there is no evidence for this. Samuel may have had an earlier wife.

He made a request to become a Freeman on October 19, 1630 and admitted on May 18, 1631.[20]

=== 2nd Marriage[20] === By 1634 he married Elizabeth _____ (surname unknown although it is possible she was the daughter of John Greenway of Dorchester).[23] She was admitted to the Salem church before the last of 1636 and was living on June 26, 1679 when she presented the inventory of her husband's estate at court. It may be she who was granted land at Manchester on April 2, 1685 as "widow Allen." Their children were:

  1. Elizabeth who was born September 1634 and married John Kettle by 1654. Married (2nd) at Beverly on November 13, 1688 to Samuel Corning. Her daughter, Mary Kettle who married William Raiment received a portion of her grandfather's estate.
  2. Deborah was born in April 1637 and baptized April 2, 1637. No additional records.
  3. Bethiah was born in February 1639/40; baptized January 16, 1639/40; and died February 1640/41.
  4. Onesiphorus was born June 30, 1642 and baptized July 3, 1642. He married Martha _____ (unknown surname) by 1670.
  5. William was baptized May 31, 1646. He married Hannah _____ (unknown surname) by 1668. William died at Manchester on December 29, 1696 and on that same day the inventory of his possessions was taken totalling L181 12s, of which L143 was in "house and lands and meadow grounds." His widow and administratrix of the will, Hannah Allen alias Fisk, on December 13, 1697 presented an accounting of the estate and the court ordered the estate divided as follows, "there being no children of the deceased" to the widow, one-third, L47 13s 6d; to Samuel Allen the deceased' brother L31 15s 6d; to Oneziphirus Allen the deceased' brother L31 15s 6d; to Elizabeth Allen alias Corning the deceased' sister L31 15s 6d. Hannah Allen married Samuel Fisk at Wenham on May 24, 1697.
  6. Jonathan was baptized on July 29, 1649. No additional records.

His name appears on a list of those admitted to the Salem church before the end of 1636. On July 11, 1637 he was admitted as an inhabitant of Salem. William was a carpenter;[20]as on August 28, 1637 he agreed to build an ammunition house with Samuel Archer; to be finished by the last of the eighth month.[24]

He served jury duty several times; Essex petit jury in 1637, 1638, 1642, 1653; Essex grand jury 1643, 1646, 1647, 1670; Essex coroner's jury in 1677.[20][25]

He moved to Manchester in 1640 where he was the constable on June 28, 1653. William was excused from military training on November 29, 1664.[20]

William Allen's estate consisted of fifty acres at Jeffrey's Creek in 1636 in a Salem land grant; additionally he was granted three-quarters of an acre of meadow on December 25, 1637 for a household of five people. He received one acre of salt marsh on February 24, 1637/8. He and his brother, Robert Allen, each were granted 10 acres at the Great Pond. At Manchester he was granted a certain allotment of marsh on March 29, 1651.[20]

Following his moved to Manchester on June 9, 1652, William sold his former dwelling house with half an acre of land at Salem to John Bridgeman; additionally six acres of land in Southfield. On April 22, 1659 he sold eight poles of land in Salem (near the meetinghouse) to Mr. Samuel Gardner of Salem, mariner.[20]

William Allen, Sr. made his will on June 7, 1678 and it was proved June 26, 1679 with his wife Elizabeth as executrix. The inventory of his possessions taken February 17, 1678/9 by Thomas West and John Sibley was presented at court by Elizabeth on June 26, 1679 and totalled L180 6s. 10d. of which L160 was real estate; L140 was "fifteen acres of upland lying in the bounds of Beverly joining to the great pond called Wenham Pond."[20]

Regarding the will, it is recorded that "the widow's testimony and the debtor's bills filed up with the will and inventory" so the estate remained open until the death of son William early in 1697. The administration of the William Allen Senior's estate was granted to Samuel Allen of Manchester and James Kettle of Salem on May 10, 1697 with John Sibley of Manchester and William Raiment Jr. of Beverly as sureties. On that day the parties agreed:

  1. Samuel Allen Sr. and Onesiphorus Allen "the surviving sons of William Allen Senior" shall have what they were given in the will of William Allen Senior, as well as what was given to William Allen Junior, except what is mentioned below;
  2. James Kettle and William Raiment "in the right of their mother Elizabeth Allen alias Corning" shall have "the homestead of William Allen Junior aforesaid deceased he dying without issue, vis. the housing and land on which said Allen lived and died seized of being by estimation eight acres more or less & half an acre of salt marsh adjoining thereunto and a division of land being by estimation seven acres known by the name of the Brushey Plain" all in Manchester, as "also a parcel of land lying in Beverly containing fifteen acres lying near Wenham Great Pond," and one half of the personal estate of William Allen Junior "which does not belong to the widow by law";
  3. Samuel Allen and Onesiphorus Allen to have the other half of the said personal estate.[20]

The inventory of "William Alen Senior of Manchester who deceased in the year 1678 was taken by John Sibley and Lohn Legg on June 29, 1697; the total was L237 of which L214 was real estate: "house and land with all the meadows belonging," L140; "five and twenty acres in the hands of Samuell Allen lying in Manchester," L50; "five acres of land in the Brushy Plain," L2 10s; "three quarters of an acre of meadow," 10 s; three acres in "Millit's Swamp," L1; "15 acres of land in Beverly near Wenham Pond," L20 [EPR Case #528].

William Allen died at Manchester, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay after his will dated June 7, 1678 and before the inventory of his estate on January 30, 1678.[20]

Sources

  1. Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Volumes I-III, 3 vols. (1995), 1:31-35 for William Allen article; digital images, AmericanAncestors.org (accessed 2012).
  2. Raymond Frederick Allen, The Allens: from William Allen (1602-1679) of Manchester, England, and of Salem and Manchester, Massachusetts, in the direct line of descent through Nathaniel Allen (1744-1789) of Beverly, Massachusetts, and Sedgwick, Maine, to Lt. Raymond Frederick Allen, Jr. (1931- ) of Rochester, New York, with certain other descendants and collaterals …_ (1958), 1 (in particular part); digital images, Hathi Trust (accessed 2013).
  3. Query of FamilySearch "User Submitted Genealogies" conducted 2014 by GeneJ.
  4. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1627-2001," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-31539-459-3?cc=2061550&wc=MX1F-XM3:353349401,353664501,353664502 : accessed 13 Sep 2014), Essex > County wide > Births, marriages, deaths 1636-1691 > image 3 of 76.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County, Massachusetts, 1636-1686 (The Essex Institute, 1911-1975) Vol. 1 p. 93
  7. Shurtleff: Vol. 1, p. 80 p. 366
  8. Anderson: citing STR 1:57
  9. Anderson: citing SChR 6
  10. Anderson citing EQC (Essex Quarterly Court) 1:284; STR 1:128 and assorted other Essex Quarterly Court records
  11. Anderson citing EQC 3:220
  12. Writing "from inventory" and citing "EPR 3;235" in Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Volumes I-III, 3 vols. (1995), 1:33 (in particular part); digital images, AmericanAncestors.org (accessed 2012).
  13. Essex County, Massachusetts: Probate File Papers, 1638-1881
  14. Donald Lines Jacobus, The Granberry Family and Allied Families (1945), 146-148, entry for William^1 Allen, Manchester, Massachusetts; digital images, Hathi Trust (accessed 2014).
  15. Donald Lines Jacobus, The Granberry Family and Allied Families (1945), 152-153, entry for Robert^1 Allyn, New London, Connecticut; digital images, Hathi Trust (accessed 2014).
  16. Referring to "Robert Allyn family herein" in Donald Lines Jacobus, The Granberry Family and Allied Families (1945), 146 (in particular part); digital images, Hathi Trust (accessed 2014).
  17. With reference also to "Granberry 156" and "Essex Ant 2:135" in Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Volumes I-III, 3 vols. (1995), 1:35 (in particular part); digital images, AmericanAncestors.org (accessed 2012).
  18. The Probate Records of Essex County, Massachusetts, George Francis Dow, ed., 3 vols. (1916-1920), 3:324-325, "Estate of William Allen, Sr., of Manchester"; digital images, Hathi Trust (accessed 2013); subject to transcription error--please refer to the digital image.
  19. Probate: Info
  20. 20.00 20.01 20.02 20.03 20.04 20.05 20.06 20.07 20.08 20.09 20.10 20.11 20.12 20.13 The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Volumes I-III. (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2010), (Originally Published as: New England Historic Genealogical Society. Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Volumes I-III, 3 vols., 1995). Sketch of William Allen, p. 31 - 35.subscription site$
  21. Wikipedia "Cape Ann"link
  22. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Volumes I-III. (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2010), (Originally Published as: New England Historic Genealogical Society. Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Volumes I-III, 3 vols., 1995). Sketch of Roger Knight, p. 1140.subscribers$
  23. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Volumes I-III. (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2010), (Originally Published as: New England Historic Genealogical Society. Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Volumes I-III, 3 vols., 1995).p. 816.subscribers$
  24. Perley, Sidney. "Town Records of Salem, Massachusetts" Essex Institude (1634), p. 57 link
  25. Great Migration Newsletter, V.1-20.(Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2018.) p. 11. "Focus on The Jury System" Robert Charles Anderson.subscription site


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On 20 Oct 2019 at 18:51 GMT Cheryl (Aldrich) Skordahl wrote:

I’ll take the responsibility for combining the two biographies sometime this week. Post merge cleanup.

On 25 Sep 2019 at 11:36 GMT Cheryl (Aldrich) Skordahl wrote:

I don't think so, Sarah. Different stats.

On 24 Sep 2019 at 18:18 GMT Sarah Nagle wrote:

Same as Allen 24216?

On 13 Sep 2019 at 00:02 GMT Cheryl (Aldrich) Skordahl wrote:

Allen-13205 and Allen-2742 appear to represent the same person because: same. I didn't know there was a duplicate profile until after I added PGM project box and wrote a detailed biography with inline citations. Please merge the biographies of the two profiles. Thank you.

On 12 Sep 2019 at 13:46 GMT Cheryl (Aldrich) Skordahl wrote:

Hi Robert,

I found a William Allen in the work of Robert Charles Anderson at American Ancestors (a subscription site.) "The Great Migration Begins," I believe this is the same William Allen as this profile represents. 1. birth 1602, unknown place (England) 2. migrated 1624 to Cape Ann, moved to Salem 1626, moved to Manchester 1640 3. wife (1) Alice (2) Elizabeth 4. d. 30 Jan 1678/9 at Manchester (Anderson states, "various secondary sources give the death date as 10 May 1678, which precedes the will, and cannot be correct.)

So he was not born at Yarmouth, you have that confused with another William Allen.

I will add this profile to the Puritan Great Migration project by adding the project box, then work on the sources and biography.

On 10 Mar 2019 at 23:38 GMT Cheryl (Aldrich) Skordahl wrote:

I see from change record that Abby G. added "needs merge clean up" and that Anne worked on cleaning it.

I'm going to delete "needs merge cleanup" from the top of this profile.

On 7 Mar 2017 at 10:52 GMT Jillaine Smith wrote:

William Allen is found on page iv of Ancestral Heads of New England Families and no sources are cited. The foreward of the book provides no information about what sources were used as a basis. :-(

On 5 Mar 2017 at 20:06 GMT Glenn Kittredge wrote:

There is no evidence that I can find that says there was a William Allen born in Yarmouth and dying in Manchester.

On 5 Mar 2017 at 19:02 GMT Glenn Kittredge wrote:

I discovered this source for place of birth. Considering how early he emigrated he might have named Manchester Ma after Manchester Eng.

From: Directory of the Ancestral Heads of New England Families 1620-1700 Allen, William: b.in Manchester, Eng.

On 8 Dec 2016 at 18:05 GMT Hayward Houghton II wrote:

Allen-21883 and Allen-2742 appear to represent the same person because: All dates and most data the same

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