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Walter Allen (abt. 1601 - 1681)

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Walter Allen
Born about in Englandmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married about 1630 in Englandmap [uncertain]
Husband of — married 9 Mar 1678 in Charlestown, Massmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
Profile last modified 20 Feb 2020 | Created 28 Jul 2011 | Last significant change: 20 Feb 2020
17:49: Anne B removed Walter Allen (1643-1728) as a child of Walter Allen (abt.1601-1681). [Thank Anne for this]
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The Puritan Great Migration.
Walter Allen migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).
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Sources cited in his listing on page 5 of The Great Migration Directory that are not already cited below : Winthrop Papers Vol. 4, p. 97; Dedham Historical Register Vol. 11, pp. 41-44; The American Genealogist Vol 83 pp. 13-18; The Genealogist Vol. 28, pp. 137-154



Walter Allen emigrated from Bury St. Edmonds, Suffolk, England to Massachusetts Bay about 1638.

Walter Allen appeared in Newbury in 1640, possibly earlier. He removed to Charlestown, Massachusetts, about 1652, then to Watertown, Massachusetts. In his later years he returned to Charlestown.[1]

Walter Allen married, first , Rebecca Ward in England. Rebecca died about 1678. Walter then married Abigail Rogers, in Charlestown, Massachusetts, on 29 Nov 1678.[1]

Walter died in Charlestown, Massachusetts on 8 July 1681.[1]


Walter and Rebecca Allen's first three children were born in England. Their last two children were born in Newbury:[2]

  • John
  • Daniel
  • Joseph
  • Abigail, b. 1 Oct 1641 in Newbury
  • Benjamin, b 15 Apr 1647 in Newbury


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Wyman, Thomas Bellows, The Genealogies and Estates of Charlestown in the County of Middlesex and Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1629-1818, (Boston, 1879, David Clapp and Son, reprinted 2016 by the New England Historic Genealogical Society), p. 18
  2. Essex, Vital Records of Newbury Massachusettss to the end of the year 1849, Vol. 1, p. 21
  • Anderson, Robert Charles, The Great Migration Directory, (Boston, 2015. New England Historic Genealogical Society), p. 5.
  • Bent, Allen J. Walter Allen , of Newbury, Mass., 1640 and Some of his Descendants (Boston, 1896)
  • Bond, Henry & Horatio Gates Jones, Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Mass. . . ., (Boston, 1860, New England Historic Genealogical Society), p. 3-4.
  • "Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch ( : 9 December 2019), Allen, ; Burial, Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States of America, Phipps Street Burying Ground; citing record ID 108718976, Find a Grave, (

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  • WikiTree profile Allen-4212 created through the import of Comstock for Wiki.ged on Jul 27, 2011 by Kay Haden. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Kay and others.
  • WikiTree profile Allen-7457 created through the import of ReevesFamilyMaster_2012_2012-09-25.ged on Sep 25, 2012 by Keith Reeves. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Keith and others.

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