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Margrett (Wyatt) Allyn (1595 - 1675)

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Margrett (Margaret) Allyn formerly Wyatt aka Allen
Born in Braunton, Devon, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
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Wife of — married in Braunton, Devon, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticutmap
Wyatt-300 created 18 Mar 2011 | Last modified | Last edit: 7 Oct 2017
18:50: George Fulton asked a question about Margaret (Wyatt) Allyn (Ancestry of Margaret Wyatt - chart by Charles Knowles Bolton) [Thank George for this]
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Margaret (Wyatt) Allyn migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).
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Margrett Wyatt, daughter of Mr. John Wyatt & Mris. ffrauncis uxr, was baptized 8 March 1594/5, at Braunton, Devon, England. [1]

Mris. Margret Wyot married Mathew Allin 2 Feb 1626/7 in Braunton. [1][2]

About 1633, Margret and her husband, Mathew, and at least two of their children, Mary and John, left the parish of Braunton and made the two month voyage from England to New England. They settled first at Cambridge. A third child was born about 1633, but it is unknown exactly when and where he was born.

Sometime in the next five years, the family made the overland trek to Hartford, Connecticut, where Matthew was one of the founders. Approximately ten years later, they moved to Windsor, Connecticut, about 9 miles north of Hartford. Margaret was a member of the Church at Windsor, and probably in Cambridge and Hartford as well. Admitted 5 Aug 1649, she was referred to as old Mrs. Allyn. [3]

Despite being called old in 1649, she lived another 26 years. Mrs. Allyn died 12 Sept. 1675, in Windsor.[4]


  1. Mary Allin, bp Braunton, Devonshire, 20 Jan 1627/8[1]; m Windsor 11 Jun 1646 Benjamin Newberry, son of Thomas Newberry of Dorchester and Windsor.[4]
  2. John Allin, bp Braunton, Devonshire, 24 Feb 1630/1;[2][1]; m (1) Springfield 19 Nov 1651 Ann Smith, dau of Henry Smith[5][6]; m. (2) btw 3 Nov 1676 and 4 Mar 1696/7 Hannah (Lamberton) Welles, dau of George and Margaret (Lewen) Lamberton, and widow of Samuel Weles[6]
  3. Thomas, b abt 1633; m Windsor 21 Oct 1658 Abigail Warham,[4] dau of Rev. John Warham.


Mrs. Allyn is known to have royal descent. She is included in a list of 100 or so early settlers with "RD." For the descent of Mrs. Margaret Wyatt Allyn from Henry I, King of England (d. 1135), see Gary Boyd Roberts, The Royal descents of 500 immigrants [Baltimore: Genealogical, 1993], p. 396.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Richardson, Douglas. "Allyn and Wyatt Families of Braunton, Devon." The American Genealogist. 57:116. (1981)- Parish Registers for Braunton. birth p 116; marriage 117
  2. 2.0 2.1 Allen, Francis Olcott. "Allen Family." New England Historical and Genealogical Register 51:213.(1897). -Parish Registers for Braunton.
  3. “Matthew Grant Record, 1639-1681” in Some Early Records and Documents of and Relating to the Town of Windsor, Connecticut, 1639-1703 (Hartford 1930) p. 10
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Connecticut Vital Records to 1870 (Online Database:, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011.) From original typescripts, Lucius Barnes Barbour Collection, 1928. Windsor (Allyn p. 8; Newbury pp. 203-206).
  5. Vital Records of Springfield, Massachusetts, to 1850. Volume One. (Clifford Stott: compiler) Boston: NEHGS, 2003.(p. 20)
  6. 6.0 6.1 Jacobus, Donald Lines, 1887-1970. Hale, House, And Related Families: Mainly of the Connecticut River Valley. Hartford: Connecticut Historical Society, 1952. p. 725, 788
  • Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. Vol. 1. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995, pp. 40-44.
  • Flagg, Ernest. Genealogical Notes on the Founding of New England. My Ancestors Part in that Undertaking. Baltimore, Maryland: Reprinted for Clearfield Company, Inc. by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1990, 1996. Page 358.
  • Bolton, Charles Knowles, Ancestry of Margaret Wyatt, wife of Matthew Allyn of Braunton in Devon, and later of Windsor in Connecticut. Published 1898; Boston, Massachusetts. Pedigree Chart Link at
  • Richardson, Douglas, and Kimball G. Everingham. Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families. Vol. 1. Salt Lake City, UT.: Douglas Richardson., 2013, pp. 114, 115.
  • Dean, John Ward. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register: 1897, Volume LI. Bowie, (MD.): Heritage, 1998, pp. 212-214.

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On 18 Mar 2016 at 04:58 GMT John Schmeeckle wrote:

I'll guess that the "questionable" tag for Margaret at the MC Base Camp comes from that there were two different Margaret Wyatts, who married father-and-son Allens, and that has confused people in the past. See this website for an explanation:

On 18 Mar 2016 at 03:45 GMT Anonymous (Holland) Carroll wrote:


Page: ix FORWARD; Margaret Wyatt, wife of Matthew Allyn of Windsor, Connectieut, are also new lines. Page: 114-115 Margaret Wyatt, ... married [Mr. Matthew Allyn (or Allen). They had two sons John and [Capt.] Thomas, and one daughter, Mary (wife of Benjamin Newberry). He and his wife, Margaret, immigrated to New England in 1633, where they settled at Cambridge, Massachusetts ...

Was wondering why Margaret is Questionable? Thanks

On 21 Jul 2014 at 19:58 GMT PM Eyestone wrote:

Profile managers, Just want to let you know there will be some additional profile updates for Wyatt-300 for the Magna Carta project. Thanks

Margaret is 14 degrees from Kevin Bacon, 14 degrees from Joseph Broussard, 18 degrees from Helmut Jungschaffer and 17 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II Windsor on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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