William Allen first lived in St. Peter's Parish, New Kent County, Virginia. He was a member of the Church of England. His first wife was Hannah WATSON/MILLINGTON. With his second wife, Mary Hunt Allen, on July 1 2, 1726, he sold 200 acres on the north side of the Nottoway River in Surry County, Virginia. On November 18, 1741, William and Mary bought 375 acres in Goochland County, Virginia. William and Mary moved to Charles City County, Virginia, where William was a Justice of the Court from 1742 t o 1744. On September 16, 1745, they deeded 1,500 acres. They continued to sell off lands in the late 1740s.
When William Allen was born on May 1, 1692, in New Kent, Virginia, his father, William, was 21 and his mother, Ann, was 24. He married Mary Hunt Minze in 1721 in Charles City, Virginia. They had three children in 26 years. He died on June 11, 1752, in Henrico, Virginia, at the age of 60.
William Allen, Jr. resided along "Hunts Creek" (branch of the Slate River), Albermarle (later Buckingham) County, Virginia. He was the son of William Allen, Sr. and Ann (Hudson) Allen.
Place: Charles City, Charles, Virginia, United States
Children of William and Hannah Watson (estimated marriage date 1713 from birth of first child) are:
Samuel Allen born 20 September, 1713 (married Martha Archer)
Judith Allen born 1715; and baptized 20 September, 1715 St Peters Parish, New Kent VA. She married Hutchins Burton, son of Hutchins Sr and Susannah (Allen) Burton
Hannah Allen born 1717 VA. Hannah cited in the St Peters Parish Register as bearing a bastard child, John Martin Allen, 1 August, 1736. She married James Scruggs.
Joice Allen born 29 January, 1719 VA., married John Easley and Joel Chandler.
Children of William and Mary Minge nee Hunt are (estimated marriage date 1721 from birth of first child):
Ann Allen born 19 January, 1721 m. John Spears
William Hunt Allen, born 7 May, 1724 Henrico Co. married Elizabeth Unknown. Left no heirs. There were two Wm Hunt Allen
John Allen born 27 March, 1726 Henrico Co. married Bethania Nevil
Mary born 13 March, 1727 Henrico Co. died 1732
Valentine, born 29 April, 1730; died 17 September, 1799 Rockingham Co. NC. He married Nancy Ann Arnold
Susannah, born 8 February, 1732; married William Sublett/Soblet
George Hunt Allen, born 10 April, 1734 VA (married Martha Ballard)
Mary, born 7 February, 1738, named for her sister who died in 1732
Phillip, born 22 May, 1740; died 8 March, 1771 VA. (married Elizabeth Coleman)
Albemarle Co., VA, Will Book A, p. 33-36.
Will of William Allen. Dated 15 August 1751. Codicil 7 November 1751. Proven 11 June 1752.
Sons: William Hunt Allen, Philip Allen, John Allen, Samuel Allen, Valentine Allen, George Allen. Grandsons: Charles Burton, William Easley.
Dau.: Hannah Scruggs, wife of James Scruggs and her sons William and Finch Scruggs. Daus.: Anne Spears, Susannah Sublet, Mary Allen, Joice Chandler, Judith Burton.
Wits.: Adrian Anglin, Peter Chastain, Robert Goodwin, Stephen Ford, Eliz. Jones
In the name of God amen. I William Allen of Albemarle County being very weak in body but of perfect mind and memory blessed be almighty God and knowing the Incertainty of life do make ordain publish and Declare this to be my last will and testament and first and principally I commit my soul to almighty God that gave it surely trusting in his mercy through the merits of my dear redeemer Jesus Christ and my body to the earth from whence it was taken to be buried in such decent and christian like manner as my exors hereafter named deem convenient and as for touching such worldly goods as God in his mercy hath been pleased to bless me with my will and desire is that the same may be disposed of in manner and form following; That is to say that my beloved wife Mary shall remain on the plantation whereon I now dwell during her natural life and have liberty to cultivate and make use of any part of the said Land adjoining thereto such manner as to her shall for time seem meet and convenient.
Item I give and bequeath to my beloved son Phillip Allen the Plantation whereon I now Live with the six hundred & fifty acres of land adjoining thereto to be laid off in such manner as my self in my lifetime or my executors after my decease shall direct being the remainder of all the lands I hold adjoining to my plantation after the deed by me made to my son William Hunt Allen shall be complied with to his heirs and assigns forever in case he shall have issue of his body to survive him, but in case he should die seized of this Land leaving no such Issue, then my will and desire is that the said land should be sold by my exors at publick outcry to the highest bidder and the money arising on such sale be equally divided amongst all my surviving sons. Also I give to my beloved son Phillip Allen one negro named Gilbert or Lucy which of the two my beloved wife pleaseth to be delivered to him when he is of age, but if Lucy her and her increase.
Item I give and bequeath to my son William Hunt Allen one negro boy name Tom.
Item I give and bequeath to my son John Allen one negro boy named Dick.
Item I give and bequeath unto my son Valentine Allen one negro boy named Peter also three hundred acres of land lying on the north of the Fluvanna River above fishing Creek in the county aforesaid and to his heirs and assigns in case he has issue of his body to survive him, but in case he should die seized of the said land having no such issue, then my will and desire is that the said land should be sold by my executors at publick outcry to the highest bidder and the money arising of such sale to be equally divided amongst the rest of my surviving sons provided that my said son Valentine pays to my exors for the use of my estate twenty five Pounds, but in case my said son refuseth to pay the said sum of money to my exors, then the said negro boy is to return to my estate.
Item I give and bequeath to my son George Allen one negro boy named Jacob, also four hundred acres of land whereon Hugh Maganoch now lives with all the privileges thereunto belonging also four hundred acres of land lying on both sides of Slate River and on the Great Creek with all the priviledges there unto belonging to him his heirs and assigns forever in case he should have Issue of his body to survive him but in case he should die seized of the said land not Leaving such Issue my will and desire then is that the said land should be sold by my executors at publick outcry to the highest bidder and the money arising of such sale to be equally divided amongst my surviving heirs.
Item I give and bequeath to my grandson Charles Burton and William Easly four hundred acres of land lying on Joshua Creek in the county aforesaid to be divided equally between them both to them their heirs and assigns forever.
Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Hannah Scrugs one negro man named Champion also Item unto her four hundred acres of land lying both sides of Slate River whereon James Scrugs now liveth during her natural life and after her death I give the said land to her two sons Will Scrugs & Finch Scrugs to be equally divided between them both to them and their heirs and assigns forever.
Item I give to my daughter Ann Spears one negro girl named Dorcas being now in her possession together with her Increase forever.
Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Susanna Soblet one negro girl named Nanney and her Increase forever one feather bed and furniture three cows and calves and a young breeding mare.
Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Allen one negro woman named Bette one forever.
Item I give and bequeath to son Samuel Allen one negro man named Jack provided he relinquish his right to one negro man named Champion which if he refuseth the same negro Jack is to return to my estate again.
Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Joice Chandler five Pounds to be paid out of my moveable estate.
Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Judith Burton five Pounds to be paid out of my moveable estate.
Item I leave to my beloved wife Mary Allen one negro man named Gilbert or one negro woman named Lucy as above mentioned and one negro woman named Cate and her Increase during her natural life and afterwards her death to be equally divided amongst the four children hereafter named my son Phillip Allen and my daughter Anne Spears, Susanna Sublet and Mary Allen all the rest of my personal estate or real I give to my beloved wife Mary Allen to dispose of it as she shall see proper or fit and I do hereby constitute ordain and appoint my beloved wife Mary Allen executrix and my two sons William Hunt Allen and John Allen exrs of this my last will and testament revoking and disannuling all others by me heretofore made in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my Seal this fifteenth Day of August one Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty One my desire is that my estate may not come to appraisement.
Published & Declared in the presence of William Allen (Seal)
Adrian Anglin Peter Chastain Robert Goodwin
Memorandum That I do Acknowledge this to be a Codicil to my last Will & Testament I give and bequeath to my daughter Susanna Soblet an entry of land being and lying where St. Anns Chapel now Stands with all the priviledges thereunto belonging to her and her Heirs, forever and also two Pounds Ten Shillings in Cash.
Witness my hand & Seal this 7th Day of Nov. 1751 William Allen (Seal)
Signed Sealed & published in the presence of
Adrian Anglin Stephen Ford Elis A [his mark] Jones
At a Court held for Albemarle County the 11th Day of June 1752.
This last Will and Testament of William Allen Decd and Codicil thereon written were presented into Court by Mary Allen Widow executrix and William Hunt Allen one of the exrs therin named the said last will and testament was proved by the Oaths of Adrian Anglin and Peter Chastain two of the Witnesses thereto and the said codicil was proved by two of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded and on the motion of the said Mary Allen and William Hunt Allen who made oaths according to law certificate is granted them and obtaining a probat thereof in due form giving security on which they with John Hunter and George Holmes giving their securities entered into and acknowledged their bond for the said exrs true and faithful performing the said will John Allen the other executor tharein named personally appeared in court and refused to take upon him the burthen of the execution of the same.
Unsourced alternate birth given as 1692 in St. Paul's Parish, New Kent County, Colony of Virginia. Unsourced alternate death given as Henrico or Goochland County, Colony of Virginia.
Record of the Allen FamilyAuthor: Henry Archer. Publisher: The William and Mary Quarterly Vol XXII, January 1, 1914. Page: 194 to 196.
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with William by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage of DNA with William: