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Richard Allen, of Braunton

Also Known As: "Richard Allen the elder of Branton in Devon", "Allin", "Allyn"
Birthplace: Braunton, Devon, England
Death: Died in Cambridge, Middlesex, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Matthew Allen, of Braunton and Katherine Taylor
Husband of Margaret Allen
Father of George Allen, of Thurcaston, Leicestershire; Thomas Allyn; Richard Allyn; Emmet Allyn; Wilmot Allyn and 6 others
Brother of Eme Allen and Thomasin Allen

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About Richard Allen, of Braunton

Richard Allen aka Allin

  • Born: 1562 in Braunton, Devon, England
  • Died: before 10 May 1652 (when will proved) in Cambridge, Middlesex, England.
  • Son of Matthew Allen & Katherine Taylor


  1. Margaret Wyatt (or Wyott) in Braunton, Devonshire, England on 24 Sept 1583.[1]


(records missing April-July 1587)

  1. Emmett (dau), christened 19 Dec 1584
  2. Wilmot (dau), chr Dec 19 [1590?]
  3. Thomas, chr 24 Dec 1597
  4. Rich, chr 6 May 1601
  5. Mathew, 17 Apr 1605

Last Will & Testament[2]

"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.


  1. Maternal Ancestry of Chs. W. McNair, Crawford. Ancestry of Margaret Wyatt, Wife of Matthew Allyn of Braunton in Devon, -- Chas. Knowles Bowlton


  1. TAG 57:116
  2. GMB, p 41


  1. Francis Olcott Allen, "Allen Family," in NEHGR 51(1896):214, citing Braunton parish records
  2. Henry F. Waters, "Genealogical Gleanings in England," NEHGS Register, 50(1896):504-5
  3. NEHGR 51:213, citing Braunton parish records



Some say this Richard of Braunton, Devonshire, England is the father of Mathew.


        Name: Richard Allyn
        Born: Abt 1560 at Braunton, Devon, England
     Married: 24 Sep 1583
        Died: 5 Aug 1651 at Cambridge, MA


        Name: Margaret Wyott
        Born: Abt 1564 at Braunton, Devon, England
        Died: Bet 1607 and 1659

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Richard Allen, of Braunton's Timeline

March 15, 1563
Braunton, Devon, England
March 15, 1563
Braunton, Devon , England
September 24, 1583
Age 20
Braunton, Devon, England, United Kingdom
September 24, 1583
Age 20
Braunton, Devon, UK
Age 19
Thurcaston, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom
September 19, 1584
Age 21
Braunton, Devon, England, United Kingdom
Age 22
Braunton, Devonshire, England
January 9, 1590
Age 26
Braunton, Devon, England
Age 31
Braunton, Devon, England
December 24, 1597
Age 34
Braunton, Devonshire, England