Some online family trees that claim that Richard Allen of Braunton, Devon was the son of Sir John Allen and Elizabeth Alabaster of Thaxton, Essex. There is no evidence to support this unlikely claim, although Sir John and Elizabeth Allen did have descendants (Bulkeley) in Puritan Massachusetts.
It appears most likely that Richard was the Richard Allen, son of Matthew, baptized 15 Mar. 1563/4 at Braunton, Devon.
Richard Allen married Margaret Wyatt (Wyott) on September 24, 1683 at Braunton, Devonshire.
He was buried on 5 Aug 1651 at Braunton, Devon,  and his will was proved on 10 May 1652 in Cambridge, Middlesex, England.
In his will, Richard mentions:
"Richard Allen the elder of Branton in Devon 29 November 1647, proved 10 May 1652. To my son Thomas Allinge five pounds. To my son Mathew Allinge five pounds. To Mary Allinge daughter of son Thomas twenty shillings. I give and bequeath unto my sonn Mathew's three children, to John the sum of twenty shillings, to Thomas, his son, twenty shillings, and to Mary, his daughter, twenty shillings. To my grandchild Mary Tamling five pounds, to my grandchild Elianor Tamling four pounds, to my grandchild Obedience Garland twenty shillings and to my grandchild Elizabeth Tamling twenty shillings. To my daughter in law Elizabeth, wife of my son Richard, twenty shillings in gold to buy her a ring. To my grandchild John Alling, son of my son Richard, three pounds. To my grandchild Margaret, daughter of my son Richard, three pounds. To John Rice of Barnstaple twenty shillings. To the poor of Branton three pounds, to be distributed to their houses within ten days after my decease. To Walter Catt (Cutt?) five shillings. To every servant in my house at the time of my death two shillings sixpence apiece. Son Richard Alling to be executor and residuary legatee. Bowyer, 108.
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On 3 Oct 2015 at 15:55 GMT Anne B wrote:
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