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Allen Breed, of Lynn

Nicknames: "Bread"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Flitwick, Westoning, Bedfordshire, England
Death: Died in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of John Breed (Bread) and Agnes Breed
Husband of Elizabeth Breed and Elizabeth Breed
Father of Timothy Breed; Allen Breed, Jr.; Joseph Breed; John Breed; Elizabeth Merriam and 1 other
Brother of John Breed, II; Ann Bread; Mary Bread; Agnes Bread; Clemens Breed and 3 others

Occupation: Yeoman & Farmer, came to Amer. in 1630, settled in Lynn, MA, a farmer, yeoman
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About Allen Breed, of Lynn

Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of ..., Volume 4.  edited by William Richard Cutter. Page 1732.

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Sharon Fehr: from email dated May 12, 2008

ALLEN BREED [4] (a farmer) and ELIZABETH WHEELER [4] immigrated from England about 1630.

Allen Breed/Bread/Braid was a constable and selectman of Lynn, Massachusetts.

Breed’s Hill in Charlestown where the battle of Bunker Hill was fought took its name from him.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breed's_Hill

Breed's Hill

Breed's Hill is the actual site where the Battle of Bunker Hill took place during the American Revolution, located in the Charlestown section of Boston , Massachusetts. The Americans caught word of a British plan to fortify Charlestown peninsula and decided to get to the peninsula first, fortify it, and present sufficient threat to cause the British to leave Boston. On 16 June 1775, under the leadership of General Putnam and Colonel Prescott, the Americans stole out onto the Charlestown Peninsula with instructions to establish defensive positions on Bunker Hill.

A redoubt, a small and usually temporary defensive fortification, was constructed on nearby Breed's Hill, due to its superior defensibility as opposed to Bunker Hill. The next morning, the British were astonished to see the rebel fortifications upon the hill and set out to reclaim the peninsula. The resulting conflict was the Battle of Bunker Hill. It was called the Battle of Bunker Hill because that is where Prescott originally intended to build the fortifications. There was disagreement over where to fight, and they eventually went to Breed's Hill. Each wall of the bunker hill redoubt was 16.5 feet long

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Source Savage & Torrey: "He was one of the grantees in the deed for purchasing South Hampton, Long Island from the Indians in 1640."

http://www.otal.umd.edu/~walt/gen/htmfile/2626.htm

From Trustees Records of the Town of Southampton comes:

The settlers purchased land from the Indians through several deeds, the first of these was the "Indian Deed of December 13, 1640". This deed was made between 13 leaders of the settlement: John Gosmer, Edward Howell, Danial How[sic], Edward Needham, Thomas Halsey, John Cooper, Thomas Sayre, Edward Harington, Job Sayre, George Welbe, Allen Bread, William Harker, and Henry Walton; also, 9 Indians: Pomatuck, Mandusk, Mocomanto, Pathemanto, Wylennett, Wainmenowog, Heden, Watemexoted, and Chchepuchat. The Indians turned over the land from Canoe Place east:

"from the place commonly known by the name of the place where the Indians hayle over their canoes out of the North Bay to the south side of the Island, from thence to possess all the lands lying eastward between the foresaid bounds by water."

In return, the Indians received sixteen coats, three score bushels of Indian corn and the protection from raiding Indian tribes.

--Sharon Fehr

Laurel Logan

August 6, 2008

from http://www.goudey.org/Goudey/Allen-Breed-Sr.html

Allen Bread Sr.

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Born: Flittwick, Westoninge Parish, Bedfordshire, England 1599

Died: Lynn, Massachusetts Bay Colony March 17, 1690/91

Married: Elizabeth Wheeler Pullohill, Bedfordshire, England

November 14, 1622

Married: Eliza Knight Lynn, Massachusetts Bay Colony

January 28, 1656/57

Father: John Bread

Mother: Agnes Pritchett

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Children by: Elizabeth (Wheeler) Bread

1. Allen Bread Jr. Pullowhill, Bedfordshire, England Bap. January 27, 1630/31 aet. 4

2. Elizabeth Bread Westoninge Parish, Bedfordshire, England July 26, 1626/1627

3. Timothy Bread Westoninge Parish, Bedfordshire, England 1630

4. Joseph Bread Lynn, Massachusetts Bay Colony 1632

5. John Bread Lynn, Massachusetts Bay Colony December 26, 1634

Allen was born in 1599 in Flittwick or Westoninge Parish, Bedfordshire, England and died in Lynn, Essex co., MA on 17 March 1690/1 as "Bread, Allin, Sr."; he was 91. Torrey says that he was born in 1601 and died in 1692, but these years have been corrected in later research.

New England Marriages Prior to 1700

By Clarence Almon Torrey

BREED, AlIen1 (1601-1692) & 1/wf Elizabeth WHEELER; Pulloxhill, 14 Nov 1622; Lynn {Ackley-Bosworth 52; Snow-Estes 1:249; Lynn Hist. 115; Stonington Hist. 244; Dixon-Williams 28; Winthrop-Babcock 67; Williams (#16) 57, 58; Essex Ant. 11:145; Southampton 423; EIHC 40:149; Dommerich 54; TAG 14:2; Reg. 59:221; Blake-Glidden 259}

BREAD, AlIen1 (1601-1692) & 2/wf Elizabeth (_____) (BALLARD) KNIGHT, w William, w William; 28 Mar 1656; Lynn {Lynn Hist. 115; Lynn Hist. Soc. 1906:86, 1914:35; Dwight 1108; Gage (1908) 3; Sv. 1:241; Babcock Anc. 27; Palmer (#2) 51; Winthrop-Babcock 67; Williams (#16) 58; Essex Ant. 9:155; 11:145; 12:140; Ballard 16; Bassett-Preston 18; Dommerich 45; Dommerich Chart 20; Reg. 53:201; Tripp (1948) 54}

Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850

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1656 BREAD (see also Breed), Alien, sr., and Eliza Knight, 28: 1 m : 1656. CT. R. Marriage Lynn

1656 KNIGHT Eliza, and Alien Bread, sr., 28 : 1 m: 1656. CT. R. Marriage Lynn

1690 BREAD (see also Breed), Allin, sr., Mar. 17,1690-91. Death Lynn

 

Allen was established in Saugus[t](Lynn after 1637), Essex co., MA by 1638. He was a farmer and received a land grant of 200 acres in the general distribution of the six-mile land grant of Lynn, MA that year. This rather large grant indicates that he had contributed a great deal of money towards the settling of the town (£50 for him and £50 each for three of his sons). The western part of Summer Street in Lynn, Essex co., MA is still known as "'Breed's End" and "Breed Square".

In 1640, he was one of the investors and first settlers of Southampton, Long Island, NY (along with John Cooper, Edward Howell, Josiah Stanbury, Henry Walton, William Harcher, John Farrington, Thomas Sayre, Daniel Howe, Job Sayre, George Webb, Thomas Halsey, Philip Kertland, Thomas Paddington, Thomas Terry, Edmund Needham, Edmund Farrington & Thomas Newhall). He moved there for several years to help establish the colony and had returned to Lynn by 9d:5m(July):1645, when he was a witness in Salem Court.

Upon his return to Lynn, Essex co., MA, Allen began to buy up property in the Lynn area. On 1d:8m(October):1648, Robert Keyne of Boston sold property to "Allen Bread of Lynn, yeoman". This property was the farm of Mr. Benjamin Keyne, which he had purchased of Mr. Thomas Cobbitt of Lynn, Essex co., MA "teacher of the church there...on condition that Allen pay unto Robert Keyne £10 in wheat, pease or barley, at the current price, or in cattle, as appraised by indifferent men, one to be chosen by Robert Keyne, them to be paid in Charlestown, to such as Tobert shall appoint; if the pay be made in cattell, they to be paid at the farm of Robert Keyne at Rumney Marsh, the first £10 to be paid the first day of the 2nd month 1648, and 20 more pounds in the following manner, viz: 10 pounds in merchantable corn or cattell or good bills that Robert shall accept of, to any of the shops in Boston, to be paid in such English goods as said Robert shall make choice of at or before the 1st day, 2nd month 1649 next following; and if the pay be income, then to be paid at the current price, delivered at his home in Boston or at the farm at Rumney Marsh; if in cattell, then at the farm...the last 10 to be paid unto Mr. Thomas Cobbett of Lynn, as the portion of Theophilus Sheppard, when he comes of age of 21, and the said farm being engaged in the purchase by Mr. Benjamin Keyne, to be security with himself for the true payment of that said 50 pounds; I do bind and engage myself and my farm, to pay the aforesaid 50 pounds unto Robert; his heirs, or unto Mr. Thomas Cobbett of Lynn; If the said Robert shall so appoint, according to the conditions mentioned in the said bill of engagement of Mr. Benjamin Keyne to Mr. Cobbett. Lastly, it is agreed, that whereas William Clark of Lynn, thacher, is also to enter upon the farm of Benjamin Keyne and jointly purchased with Allen Bread, ... only William Cleark hath his liberty of free choice within one year's trial, to refuse or accept the said purchase; If he agrees then he is bound with Allen Bread as above. &quor; Witnesses Phillip Kertland, Petter Mary[?] Signed John Person, William Cleark."

On 16d:1m(March):1648, Allen Bread took over the rights of John Person; with Pearson's name struck out of the above deed and Allen's put in its stead. The witnesses to this change were Joseph How, and Edward Hall.

Attached to the above deed is another deed from Thomas Cobbett, the teacher of the church of Lynn "... for 3 score pounds, 50 of which to be paid unto Theophilus Sheppard ... the other 10 to me by Mr. Benjamin Keyne of Boston... I have sold him the farm which was given to me by the town...200 acres, bounded by the farm given to Mr. Whiting, plus 20 acres; plus 10 acres of salt marsh given by the town in the last division...all of which I sold to Benjamin Keyne and his heirs. Signed 22 September 1641, witnessed by Richard Keyne, Elizabeth Cobbitt and the mark of John Denison&138;".

On 6 February 1653, Captain Robert Keyne of Boston, for himself and his heirs, as also by virtue of a letter of attorney from his son, Benjamin Keyne, late of Lynn, deeded to Allen Bread...for 4 score pounds paid by Allen Bread. Witnesses Mary Bridges and Katherine Hunt.

On 6 August 1688, Allen Bread, Senior of Lynn, "in consideration of a valuable sum of money in hand paid to my satisfaction by Joseph Breed of Lynn" sold to Joseph Breed 4-1/2 acres, bounded by said Allen Breed, John Ballard and Nathaniel Ballard, and land to the old ferry and to the mill. Witnesses were Thomas Ivory, Jr., Thomas Burrage, and Lois Bligh.

On 13 December 1689, Allen Breed, Sr. "for divers good causes, especially that he is my Grand Child and hath disbursed money upon my estate and manageth all my works for me, done and performed for me by my Grandchild Allen Bread Tertius of Lyn...wheelwright, do acquit the said Allin Bread Tertius,...all he owes me" Witnesses were Jeremiah Shepard, John Browne, Recorded 29 June 1691.

--Laurel Logan

-------------------- BIRTH AND DEATH: Allen was born in 1599 in Flittwick or Westoninge Parish, Bedfordshire, England and died in Lynn, Essex co., Ma on 17 March 1690/91 as "Bread, Allin, Sr." he was 91. Torrey says that he was born in 1601 and died in 1692, but these years have been corrected in later research.

OCCUPATION: Like his father, Allen was a Yeoman.

MIGRATION: Breed Family histories clain that Allen and family arrived with the Governor Winthrop Fleet in 1630, sailing on the ARABELLA; leaving Southampton, England on 29 March 1630 and arrived in Salem, Essex co., Ma on 12 June 1630. However, this is not proven and neither Allen's name, nor that of any of his family members, are found on any extant passenger list. As such, this contention is no longer accepted and the status of Allen Breed and family's migration is currently unknown.

Allen was established in Saugus(t), Essex co., Ma. (which was renamed "Lin" or Lynn in 1637) by 1638. He was a farmer and received a land grant of 200 acres in the general distribution of the six-mile land grant of Lynn, Ma. that year. This rather large grant indicates that he had contributed a great deal of money towards the settling of the (L50 for him and L50 each for three of his sons. The western part of Summer Street in Lynn, Exxex co., Ma. is still known as "Breed's End" and "Breed Square".

In 1640, he was one of the investors and first settlers of Southampton, Long Island, NY (along with John Cooper, Edward Howell, Josiah Stanbury, Henry Walton, William Harcher, John Farrington, Thomas Sayre, Daniel Howe, Job Sayre, George Webb, Thomas Halsey, Philip Kertland, Thomas Paddington, Thomas Terry, Edmund Needham, Edmund Farrington & Thomas Newhall). He moved there for several years to help establish the colony and had returned to Lynn by 9d:5m(July):1645, when he was a witness in Salem Court. -------------------- Allen was established in Saugus[t], Essex co., MA (which was renamed "Lin" or Lynn in 1637) by 1638. He was a farmer and received a land grant of 200 acres in the general distribution of the six-mile land grant of Lynn, MA that year. This rather large grant indicates that he had contributed a great deal of money towards the settling of the town (£50 for him and £50 each for three of his sons). The western part of Summer Street in Lynn, Essex co., MA is still known as "'Breed's End" and "Breed Square".

In 1640, he was one of the investors and first settlers of Southampton, Long Island, NY (along with John Cooper, Edward Howell, Josiah Stanbury, Henry Walton, William Harcher, John Farrington, Thomas Sayre, Daniel Howe, Job Sayre, George Webb, Thomas Halsey, Philip Kertland, Thomas Paddington, Thomas Terry, Edmund Needham, Edmund Farrington & Thomas Newhall). He moved there for several years to help establish the colony and had returned to Lynn by 9d:5m(July):1645, when he was a witness in Salem Court.

Upon his return to Lynn, Essex co., MA, Allen began to buy up property in the Lynn area. On 1d:8m(October):1648, Robert Keyne of Boston sold property to "Allen Bread of Lynn, yeoman". This property was the farm of Mr. Benjamin Keyne, which he had purchased of Mr. Thomas Cobbitt of Lynn, Essex co., MA "teacher of the church there...on condition that Allen pay unto Robert Keyne £10 in wheat, pease or barley, at the current price, or in cattle, as appraised by indifferent men, one to be chosen by Robert Keyne, them to be paid in Charlestown, to such as Tobert shall appoint; if the pay be made in cattell, they to be paid at the farm of Robert Keyne at Rumney Marsh, the first £10 to be paid the first day of the 2nd month 1648, and 20 more pounds in the following manner, viz: 10 pounds in merchantable corn or cattell or good bills that Robert shall accept of, to any of the shops in Boston, to be paid in such English goods as said Robert shall make choice of at or before the 1st day, 2nd month 1649 next following; and if the pay be income, then to be paid at the current price, delivered at his home in Boston or at the farm at Rumney Marsh; if in cattell, then at the farm...the last 10 to be paid unto Mr. Thomas Cobbett of Lynn, as the portion of Theophilus Sheppard, when he comes of age of 21, and the said farm being engaged in the purchase by Mr. Benjamin Keyne, to be security with himself for the true payment of that said 50 pounds; I do bind and engage myself and my farm, to pay the aforesaid 50 pounds unto Robert; his heirs, or unto Mr. Thomas Cobbett of Lynn; If the said Robert shall so appoint, according to the conditions mentioned in the said bill of engagement of Mr. Benjamin Keyne to Mr. Cobbett. Lastly, it is agreed, that whereas William Clark of Lynn, thacher, is also to enter upon the farm of Benjamin Keyne and jointly purchased with Allen Bread, ... only William Cleark hath his liberty of free choice within one year's trial, to refuse or accept the said purchase; If he agrees then he is bound with Allen Bread as above." Witnesses Phillip Kertland, Petter Mary[?] Signed John Person, William Cleark."

On 16d:1m(March):1648, Allen Bread took over the rights of John Person; with Pearson's name struck out of the above deed and Allen's put in its stead. The witnesses to this change were Joseph How, and Edward Hall.

Attached to the above deed is another deed from Thomas Cobbett, the teacher of the church of Lynn "... for 3 score pounds, 50 of which to be paid unto Theophilus Sheppard ... the other 10 to me by Mr. Benjamin Keyne of Boston... I have sold him the farm which was given to me by the town...200 acres, bounded by the farm given to Mr. Whiting, plus 20 acres; plus 10 acres of salt marsh given by the town in the last division...all of which I sold to Benjamin Keyne and his heirs. Signed 22 September 1641, witnessed by Richard Keyne, Elizabeth Cobbitt and the mark of John DenisonŠ".

On 6 February 1653, Captain Robert Keyne of Boston, for himself and his heirs, as also by virtue of a letter of attorney from his son, Benjamin Keyne, late of Lynn, deeded to Allen Bread...for 4 score pounds paid by Allen Bread. Witnesses Mary Bridges and Katherine Hunt.

On 6 August 1688, Allen Bread, Senior of Lynn, "in consideration of a valuable sum of money in hand paid to my satisfaction by Joseph Breed of Lynn" sold to Joseph Breed 4-1/2 acres, bounded by said Allen Breed, John Ballard and Nathaniel Ballard, and land to the old ferry and to the mill. Witnesses were Thomas Ivory, Jr., Thomas Burrage, and Lois Bligh.

On 13 December 1689, Allen Breed, Sr. "for divers good causes, especially that he is my Grand Child and hath disbursed money upon my estate and manageth all my works for me, done and performed for me by my Grandchild Allen Bread Tertius of Lyn...wheelwright, do acquit the said Allin Bread Tertius,...all he owes me" Witnesses were Jeremiah Shepard, John Browne, Recorded 29 June 1691.

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Allen Breed, of Lynn's Timeline

1599
1599
Flitwick, Westoning, Bedfordshire, England
1602
July 18, 1602
Age 3
July 18, 1602
Age 3
July 18, 1602
Age 3
July 18, 1602
Age 3
July 18, 1602
Age 3
1622
November 14, 1622
Age 23
Canfield, Bedfordshire, Wharley, England
1628
1628
Age 29
Flittwicke, Bedfordshires, England
1631
January 27, 1631
Age 32
Westoninge Parish, Bedfordshire, England
1632
1632
Age 33
Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, USA