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Isaac Allerton Jr. (abt. 1630 - 1702)

Isaac Allerton Jr.
Born about in Plymouth, Plymouth Colonymap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married about 1652 [location unknown]
Husband of — married after 8 Sep 1662 in Virginiamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Westmoreland, Virginiamap
Profile last modified | Created 13 Sep 2010 | Last significant change: 5 Jan 2021
03:33: Mary (Brandt) Jensen edited the Biography for Isaac Allerton Jr. (abt.1630-1702). (Adding sources.) [Thank Mary for this | 1 thank-you received]
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Biography

Isaac Allerton, was born in Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts, to Isaac Allerton and Fear Brewster some time after the 22 May 1627 division of cattle and before 21 Sep 1631.[1][2]

He graduated Harvard College in 1650.[1]

He married first Elizabeth (Unknown) about 1652 and they had two children:[1]

  1. Elizabeth, b. 27 Sep 1653;
  2. Isaac, b. 11 Jun 1655, d. bef. 25 Oct 1702.

By 1655, he had acquired land in Northumberland County, Virginia and by 1660, he had moved to Virginia.[3]

After the death of his first wife, he married the widow Elizabeth (Willoughby) Overzee Colclough,[4] daughter of Capt. Thomas and Alice (___) Willoughby, in Virginia, after 8 Sep 1662 and before 20 Feb 1663/4.[1] They had three children,[5] born in Westmoreland, Virginia, as follows:[1]

  1. Willoughby, b. ca. 1664;
  2. Frances, b. ca. 1669;
  3. Sarah, b. ca. 1670.

He possibly had a 4th daughter, Mary, who married John Newton, Jr.[1]

The 2014 edition of the Brewster Silver book addresses the mystery of the child named "Mary." As quoted from page 179: "With so many problems, the theory that Isaac Allerton had a reputed fourth, unnamed, daughter, circumstantially identified as Mary (Allerton?) Newton, wife of John Newton Jr., became difficult to accept and another solution was sought." On page 180 there is a full list of citations showing how Mary can't be Isaac's child. [6]

He was a Justice of Northumberland County in 1663. He was also a Colonel in the Virginia militia.[7]

He passed away sometime between 25 Oct 1702 and 30 Dec 1702 (date of will and probate), in Westmoreland, Virginia,[1] perhaps in Cople Parish. In his will, he names his daughter Sarah Lee and grandson Allerton Newton, daughter Elizabeth Starr alias Heirs (Eyre/Ayre); daughter (Frances) Traverse (dec'd) and her daughters Elizabeth, Rebecca and Winifred Travers; and son, Willoughby Allerton.[1][8]

On 4 May 1680, "[w]hereas there was agreements between Mr. Isaac Allerton sometime of New Haven in the Colony of Connecticut now deceased and Will[iam] Holt of the aforesaid New Haven respecting a small quantity of land granted to the lots that butted on the Oystershell Field which proportion of land the said Will[iam] Holt did make and pass over to the said Allerton ... and there having not yet been any written or recorded deed to declare the same now I Johanah the widow and relict of the said Allerton ... and well knowing the agreement with the said Holt and John Holt son of the said William . . . do both of them ratify and confirm the said agreement" [NHLR 1:38]. On 19 May 1684, "Elizabeth Eyer, formerly Elizabeth Allerton now wife of Simon Eyre of New Haven ... , having the reversion of a house that my grandmother Mrs. Johanna Allerton now dwells in situate in New Haven aforesaid with the appurtenances thereunto belonging . . . when it was in the possession of my deceased grandfather ... together with the house was bought by my father of my grandfather's creditors and given to me by my father Mr. Isaac Allerton to be possessed thereof as my propriety and right given me by my father after the death of my grandmother Mrs. Johanna Allerton which reversion ... I the said Elizabeth Eyre for good consideration me thereunto moving do give, grant and alienate ... unto my dear and loving husband Simon Eyre" [NHLR 1 :265].[9]

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Merrick, Barbara Lambert, "Important Allerton/Brewster Corrections," published in the Mayflower Descendant (Boston, MA: Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1899- ). Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, Vol 42, 1992, pages 117-123.
  2. Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, (Boston: New England Historical and Genealogical Society, 1996-2011). Online at AmericanAncestors.org, Vol. 1, page 37-38.
  3. April Lee Hatfield, Atlantic Virginia: Intercolonial Relations Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004), 113–4.
  4. Robert S. Wakefield, F.A.S.G. and Margaret Harris Stover, CG., Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Descendants of the Pilgrims who landed at Plymouth, Mass. Vol. 17: Family of Isaac Allerton, published 1998 p. 2.
  5. William Brewster of the Mayflower and His Descendants for Four Generations, Revised 3rd Edition, Barbara Lambert Merrick, compiler. General Society of Mayflower Descendants, published 2000. pp. 103-107.
  6. Barbara Lambert Merrick, Mayflower Families through Five Generations, Vol 24 Part 1, The Descendants of Elder William Brewster, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2014. "The Silver Book" Page 179-180
  7. Heinsohn, Robert Jennings, PhD. "Isaac Allerton in Marblehead, New Amsterdam and New Haven." Online at Sail1620.org. NOTE: This recent (c2019) blog is well sourced, but there are no inline citations. It contains a bibliography of recent works not available online and haven't been checked.
  8. Walter S. Allerton, “Isaac2 Allerton’s Will,” Mayflower Descendant 7 (1905): 173–6.
  9. Anderson, Robert Charles. The Pilgrim Migration: Immigrants to Plymouth Colony, 1620-1633. (Boston, MA:New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2006). Online at American Ancestors.org (subscription site).

See also:

  • The Brewster genealogy, 1566-1907; a record of the descendants of William Brewster of the "Mayflower." ruling elder of the Pilgrim church which founded Plymouth colony in 1620; (1908); Jones, Emma C. Brewster.
  • A genealogical profile of Isaac Allerton Plimouth Plantations, a Smithsonian Institutions Affiliation Program.
  • "Westmoreland County, Virginia Wills, 1654-1800." Lineages, Inc., comp. Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000.
  • Find A Grave: Memorial #132411294 Retrieved 31 Aug 2017. While this Find a Grave memorial has similar information, there is no obvious reference to sources. BURIAL: Non-Cemetery. F-A-G has added "....His Will was written on 25 October and the time it was proven on 30 December 1702. His Will is recorded in the Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds and Will Book, Number 2."
  • Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, (Boston: New England Historical and Genealogical Society, 1996-2011). Online at AmericanAncestors.org, Vol. 1, page 37-38.
  • Ancestry.com. Colonial Families of the USA, 1607-1775 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016. This collection was indexed by Ancestry World Archives Project contributors.

Original data:Mackenzie, George Norbury, and Nelson Osgood Rhoades, editors. Colonial Families of the United States of America: in Which is Given the History, Genealogy and Armorial Bearings of Colonial Families Who Settled in the American Colonies From the Time of the Settlement of Jamestown, 13th May, 1607, to the Battle of Lexington, 19th April, 1775. 7 volumes. 1912. Reprinted, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1966, 1995. (https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/61175/images/colonialfamiliesii-000963_10?treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&usePUBJs=true&_ga=2.98652758.979802738.1605460860-1307439399.1605460860&pId=450030221)



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Allerton-487 and Allerton-5 appear to represent the same person because: same/similar dates, same wife
posted by Robin Lee
Allerton-486 and Allerton-5 appear to represent the same person because: same/similar dates, same daughter
posted by Robin Lee
Since emigration from New England to Virginia was exceedingly rare back then, it would be great if there was a sourced explanation of how he ended up in Virginia.
posted by Jillaine Smith
The proof that Isaac of New England is the same man as Isaac of Virginia is in his will, where he names his daughter "Elizabeth Starr als Heirs (alias Ayers) who lives in New England. The Mayflower Families "silver book" makes no attempt to explain why he removed to Virginia. It may just have to remain a mystery.
posted by Bobbie (Madison) Hall
I just re-read Anderson's GM account of his father and the answer may be in McCracken's 1990 book about Isaac Allerton (the father). Apparently, the father and Mayflower passenger had extensive business reach up and down the eastern seaboard. This could explain son Isaac ending up in Virginia. (That the son Isaac had a daughter in New England is insufficient on its own, in my opinion... ;-)
posted by Jillaine Smith
I tend to not disagree with the Mayflower Society's deteminations - you're braver than me.
posted by Bobbie (Madison) Hall
Wait until you find an error made by Anderson HimSelf. ;-)
posted by Jillaine Smith
Sacrilege, Jillaine, sacrilege. (clever way of making 30 characters)
posted by Bobbie (Madison) Hall
The Allerton Silver book is dated 1998, the newer Brewster silver book from 2014 has 18 pages in the sketch on Isaac. It mentions that he lived for some time with his grandfather, who educated him, and that grandfather had extensive dealings in several places including Virginia. He married his second wife in Virginia, and there is ample proof of this second marriage. So I think at this point in time we'll just have to assume that business dealings took him to Virginia, and that "Love" (or whatever) kept him there. There is ample proof that the daughter, Elizabeth, in New England was a daughter of Isaac, of New Haven and of Virginia and a granddaughter of Isaac's father also Isaac.
posted by Anne B
The 2014 edition of the Brewster Silver book addresses the mystery of the child named "Mary." As quoted from page 179: "With so many problems, the theory that Isaac Allerton had a reputed fourth, unnamed, daughter, circumstantially identified as Mary (Allerton?) Newton, wife of John Newton Jr., became difficult to accept and another solution was sought." On page 180 there is a full list of citations showing how Mary can't be Isaac's child. (Barbara Lambert Merrick, Mayflower Families through Five Generations, Vol 24 Part 1, The Descendants of Elder William Brewster, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2014. "The Silver Book" Page 179-180)
posted by Sandra (Emmons) DeTora
The daughter, Mary, has been removed per instructions of the US Presidents Project.
posted by Robin Lee
Allerton-102 and Allerton-5 do not represent the same person because: looking at ancestry.com, this people are not the same.
posted by Robin Lee
Elizabeth (Unknown) Allerton is the only mother of Isaac Jr's son Isaac. Elizabeth Willoughby has no son Isaac.
posted by Traci Thiessen
Both wives Elizabeth are currently shown here on WikiTree as having sons called Isaac.

Is that an error?

posted by Isaac Taylor
I added the Will info. that was on the NOTED f-a-g memorial.
posted by Carole Taylor
Find A Grave link is broken - no record found
posted by Richard Chandler
Allerton-186 and Allerton-5 appear to represent the same person because: Same name, wife, parents, death, birth is off by 3 years (Allerton-5 has sources) but this should not hold up a merge.
posted by Cynthia (Billups) B
According to the General Society of Mayflower Descendants, this couple were the parents of at least four children: Elizabeth, Frances, Sarah and Willoughby.

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