William Allen Jr.

William Allen Jr. (1696 - 1752)

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William Allen Jr.
Born in York, Colony of Virginiamap
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Brother of [half]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married 1721 in Virginiamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Albemarle, Colony of Virginiamap
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Biography

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.[1]

Children of William and Hannah Unknown are:

  1. Samuel Allen born 20 September, 1713
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. Joice Allen born 29 January, 1719 VA., married John Easley and Joel Chandler.

Children of William and Mary Minge nee Hunt are:

  1. Ann Allen born 19 January, 1721 m. John Spears
  2. William Hunt Allen, born 7 May, 1724 Henrico Co. married Elizabeth. Left no heirs. There were two Wm Hunt Allen
  3. John Allen born 27 March, 1726 Henrico Co. married Bethania Nevil
  4. Mary born 13 March, 1727 Henrico Co. died 1732
  5. Valentine, born 29 April, 1730; died 17 September, 1799 Rockingham Co. NC. He married Nancy Arnold
  6. Susannah, born 8 February, 1732; married William Sublett
  7. George Hunt Allen, born 10 April, 1734 VA
  8. Mary, born 7 February, 1738, named for her sister who died in 1732
  9. Phillip, born 22 May, 1740; died 8 March, 1771 VA.

Will

Abstract
Albemarle Co., VA, Will Book A, p. 33-36.[2]
Will of William Allen. Dated 15 August 1751. Codicil 7 November 1751. Proven 11 June 1752.
Wife: Mary.
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

Full Will Transcription[3]

Albemarle Co., VA, Will Book A, p. 33-36
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)
Witnesses
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.
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Name

Name: William /Allen/[4][5][6][7]

Birth

Date: 1692
Place: Charles City, Charles, Virginia, USA[8][9][10]

Death

Date: 11 Jun 1752
Place: Goochland, Albemarle, Virginia, United States[11][12]

Object

File: http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=image&guid=84de16bd-6b03-4011-bfef-d4ce74dde5ba&tid=70379628&pid=1044
Format: jpg
Title: VA

Marriage

: Husband: William Allen

Marriage:
Date: 1721
Place: Charles City, Charles, Virginia, United States[13]
  • 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.

Sources

  1. North Carolina Furr Descendants
  2. Genealogies of Virginia Families From Tyler's Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine, Volume 1. Page: 462 & 463.
  3. The Allen family of England, Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Mississippi, Texas, and Illinois, 1600-1995 Author: Richard Fenton Wicker. Published 1995 by Gateway Press, Book orders to Wicker Pub. Co in Baltimore, MD, Virginia Beach, VA .
  4. Source: #S-240957069 Page: Source number: 8840.407; Source type: Family group sheet, FGSE, listed as parents; Number of Pages: 1 APID: 1,7836::16692
  5. Source: #S-241000608 Page: SAR Membership Number: 75050 APID: 1,2204::768904
  6. Source: #S-241000410 APID: 1,60541::512335
  7. Source: #S-240957069 Page: Source number: 1163.155; Source type: Family group sheet, FGSE, listed as parents; Number of Pages: 1 APID: 1,7836::16635
  8. Source: #S-240957069 Page: Source number: 8840.407; Source type: Family group sheet, FGSE, listed as parents; Number of Pages: 1 APID: 1,7836::16692
  9. Source: #S-241000608 Page: SAR Membership Number: 75050 APID: 1,2204::768904
  10. Source: #S-241000410 APID: 1,60541::512335
  11. Source: #S-241000608 Page: SAR Membership Number: 75050 APID: 1,2204::768904
  12. Source: #S-241000410 APID: 1,60541::512335
  13. Source: #S-240957069 Page: Source number: 8840.407; Source type: Family group sheet, FGSE, listed as parents; Number of Pages: 1 APID: 1,7836::16692

See also:

  • Record of the Allen Family Author: Henry Archer. Publisher: The William and Mary Quarterly Vol XXII, January 1, 1914. Page: 194 to 196.
  • Source: S-240957069 Repository: #R-847422311 Title: U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Author: Yates Publishing Publication: Ancestry.com Operations Inc APID: 1,7836::0
  • Source: S-241000410 Repository: #R-847422311 Title: Global, Find A Grave Index for Non-Burials, Burials at Sea, and other Select Burial Locations, 1300s-Current Author: Ancestry.com Publication: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. APID: 1,60541::0
  • Source: S-241000608 Repository: #R-847422311 Title: U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970 Author: Ancestry.com Publication: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. APID: 1,2204::0
  • Source: S-241011557 Repository: #R-847422311 Title: Ancestry Family Trees Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members. Page: Ancestry Family Tree Data: Text: http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=70379628&pid=1044
  • Virginia death records
  • Marriage records
  • Find a Grave website
  • Revolutionary war pension and land warrant application

Acknowledgements

  • U.S., Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934
  • U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current
  • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900


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On 11 Aug 2019 at 04:11 GMT Paula J wrote:

Both profiles have the same FAG link and are attached to Hannah Watson’s profile.

On 11 Aug 2019 at 03:49 GMT David Douglass wrote:

It appears that Allen-36 and Allen-35402 are being confused for the same person. More research is needed to sort the two lines (Spouses and children)

On 31 Jul 2019 at 23:47 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

Allen-38886 and Allen-36 appear to represent the same person because: based on daughter, wife and parents on -388886, these profiles are the same person

On 10 Jul 2019 at 23:43 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

A man born in 1692 did not serve in the Civil War almost 200 years after his birth.

On 7 Mar 2019 at 15:12 GMT Rodney Williams wrote:

Allen-35402 and Allen-36 do not represent the same person because: This is project protected, so someone with more experience than me should check out this proposed merge.

I think there are too many differences to explore, mainly involving the several wives and differences in parents, although there are other "problem areas".

On 9 Jun 2017 at 03:34 GMT Stephanie (Gray) Carmon wrote:

Allen-25795 and Allen-36 appear to represent the same person because: Same person

On 26 Feb 2017 at 05:37 GMT Rusty (Boland) Ehler wrote:

Allen-15959 and Allen-36 appear to represent the same person because: they appear to be the same

On 20 Jun 2016 at 15:59 GMT Eric Daly wrote:

By adding a few profiles to this line will establish a connection to President Thomas Jefferson.

sorry, one is alredy there, infact there is two Martha (Archer) Allen.

On 23 Apr 2016 at 17:43 GMT M (McQueen) M wrote:

Allen-36 and Allen-16998 appear to represent the same person because: same person

William is 17 degrees from Cheryl Hess, 21 degrees from John Lennon and 12 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.