Richard Allen (Alleyn), Jr (1654 - 1725) MP

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Birthplace: New Kent, VA, USA
Death: Died in New Kent, VA, USA
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The following information is from "Allens of the Southern States":

Richard Allen, Sr., was a land processioner in New Kent County in 1689.

Richard Allen's last name was sometimes spelled "Allin". He was assigned to two groups for the first recorded processioning of land in St. Peter's Parish, New Kent County, Virginia, in 1689. His partners in the first gorup were: Mr. Henry Wyatt, John Really, James Sanders, Margaret Price, Francis Warren, and Henry Tucker. In the second group he was listed with Henry Strainge, Henry Martin, John Tandy, William Moss, and William Meanly.

Mr. Richard Allen was a staunch member of the official Church of England, which leaves little doubt that he was of English extraction. Except for two terms as church warden in 1706-1707 and 1718-1719, Richard Allen was a vestryman continuously from June 1704 until his death there in 1725. His name was among those listed regularly as present at the vestry meetings. Mr. Allen was a member of the committee to determine the dividing line between St. Peter's and St. Paul's when the latter parish was formed in July 1704; and he was probably the same Richard Allen referred to in the following entry from "St. Paul's Vestry Book":

"Mr. Rowland Orsley and Mr. William Meriwether being appointed to procession the parish line, made this return, viz, we the subscribers have processioned the within mentioned Parish Line the 20th day of 9ber, 1711 in company with the Gentlemen appointed, Richard Allen and John Parks." Singed by Rowland Horsley, William Meriwether

Richard Allen was mentioned frequently in St. Peter's Parish Vestry Book for various reasons. In 1708 he and Mr. William Waddill were "allowed expenses for going to town, two journeys, 100 pounds each for each journey". About the same time. Mr. Richard Allin was paid 90 poundsfor three bottles of wine. In May 1713 Mr. Richard Allin was given 500 pounds for taking care of Mary Holt one whole year. In November of 1713 and again in November 1717, Richard Allin was given an allowance for taking care of Mary Holt. In 1719 Richard Allin and Elizabeth Clarkson were each given an allowance for taking care of Mary Holt for a part of the year. On September 29, 1721, 1,100 pounds was paid to Mr. Richard Allin for keeping a bastard child until the child came of age.

St. Peter's Parish Register records show the birth of nine slaves, seven "belonging to" Mr. Richard Allen and two born after Mr. Allen's death "belonging to" Mrs. Elizabeth Allen. The birth of a child, George, is also recorded; and he was probably the child for whom the parish vestry paid Mr. Allen 1,100 pounds to care for until he "comes of age". The Register listings were as follows:

Phil, a mulatto, born August 15, 1698 Jack, a negro, born April 1704 James, a mulatto, born October 3, 1704 Nanny, a negro, born 7ber 1711 Ned, a negro, born June 20, 1713 Hannah, a negro, born May 8, 1717 Mary Holt, a mulatto belonging to Mr. Allin departed this live Xber 24, 1718 George, a child, born 10ber 25, 1721 Aggey, a negro girl, born May 27, 1725 Edmund, a negro of Mrs. Elizabeth Allen, born February 26, 1726/27 Sam, a negro belonging to Mr. Elizabeth Allen, born March , 1727/28

Deed records show that Richard Allen, Sr., of New Kent County, purchased a tract of land in Henrico County from Benjamin Woodson. On the same day William May also from New Kent County, purchased a tract of land from Benjamin Woodson's brother, Tarleton Woodson. Mr. Allen and Mr. May witnessed each other's deed. Descendants of William May and Robert Allen later intermarried in North Carolina. Another deed, recorded after the death of Richard Allen, proves tat he purchased at least two tracts of land in Henrico County:

6 May 1717. Benjamin Woodson of Henrico County, for several good causes, him thereunto moving but mor expecially for the sum of 30 pounds sterling money of England, deeds to Richar dAllen of the County of New Kent a parcel of land with a plantation thereon situate lying and being in the County of Henrico on the south side of Chickahominy Swamp, containing 200 acres being bounded as follows: to wit, beginning at a corner pine of Nowell Burton, thence down Burton's line to the main run of Chickahominy Swamp, thence up the run to Thomas Williamson's corner maple, down his line to a corner red along a line of ..... trees to a corner pine along a line of trees to the first mentioned corner pine. Witnesses: Thomas Clark and William May, both of new Kent County. Signed "his mark, Richard Allin, Senr." (Deeds and Wills, 1714-1717, pp. 167, 168, Henrico County, Virginia).

May Court 1722. Richard Allen, a deed to William Hudson, acknowledged and ordered to be recorded. (Henrico County Court Order Book, page 173).

7 July 1746. Charles Winfree of St. Peter's Parish in New Kent County, deeds tu julius Allen of Varina, Henrico County, for 36 pounds, 150 acres in Henrico County on the south side of Chickahominy Swamp, 100 acres of it being the land Nowell Burton sold to Richard Allen, decd.

Richard Allen owned 550 acres of land in New Kent County in 1704. He purchased 200 acres from Benjamin Woodson in Henrico County in 1717 and another 100 acres from Nowell Burton at some time, making a total of 850 acres known to have been owned by Mr. Allen. He made a grantor deed to William Hudson, acknowledged and recorded in Henrico County Court Order Book (May Court, 1722, page 173), but the amount of land sold was not specified in that order. It is inconceivable that a man of his age and wealth would not have left a will to protect a wife and other heirs, because, under the laws of primogeniture, the oldest male descendant would have been the sole heir in the absence of a will. If Mrs. Elizabeth Allen was the widow of Richard Allen, the fact that she owned slaves may indicate that he did make either a will or a deed of gift to her and that those legal instruments must be among the many "lost records" of Virginia. The deed of Charles Winfree and his wife Jame implies that they had inherited land which had been purchased by Richard Allen before his death. That would have required a written will or a deed of give, had Mr. Allen had a male heir.

January 2, 1715/16, Vestry Meeting of the Upper Church: By a petition of Mr. Alexander Cock, it is ordered that Henry Bowe, Thomas Dick, Richard Allen, and John Hudson assist said Cock in clearing a road from Possum Point into the main road, leading down country, below Basset's run and that when the said road is cleared they are return to their former precincts.

Later in 1719 Richard Allen was one of the overseers of the land processioning in St. Paul's, and he filed the following report which had no date but was recorded in the vestry book with other reports for the fall of 1719:

The land of Richard Allen, Thomas Johnson, Widow Cammel, William Walters, Francis Clark, and John Killcrease being one precinct of which Richard Allen and Thomas Johnson were overseers who made this return. Signed by Richard Allen.

Vestry Meeting, October 4, 1723. Ordering Charles Moorman to succed Jere Parker, deceased, in the orad he was surveyor of. Ordered that he have to assist him in maintaining the said road William Webb, Thomas Johnson, Richard Allen, John Killcrease, Francis Clark, John Smithin, Thomas Rowland, William Thacker, John Ragland, Stephen Ragland, Timothy Sullivan, Timothy Reach, and William arris, with all their male tithables. Vestryman and Church Warden at St. Peter's Parish

St. Peter's Parish, June the 1st 1704.

Pursuant to an act of Assembly made at a Generall Assembly begun the 20th Aprill, 1704 for the division of this Parish the free houlders and hous keepers of this parish have this day meet and Chosen and Ellected a vestry for the said parish who are Capt. Richard Littlepage, Mr. Geo. Poindexter, Mr. Will Bassett, Mr. Rich'd Allen, Mr. Thomas Butts, Ju'r, William Clopton, Collo. John Lightfoot, Mr. John Foster, Mr. John Parke; Jun'r, Mr. John Scott, Mr. Thomas Massie, Mr. William Waddell, who have accordingly taken the oathes pointed by Law subscribed to the Test and to be Conformable to the Doctrin and Dissiplin of the Church of England, all the above gentlemen Except Mr. William Bassett and Mr. John Parke Ju'r, Sworn before Coll'e Joseph Foster.

Capt. John Scott, Capt. Rich'd Littlepage, Mr. William Bassett, Mr. Rich'd Allen and Mr. Thomas Massie or any fouer of them are Requested to meet such gentlemen of the vestry of St. Palls parish to run the Dividing Line between this parish and the parish of St. Pall and that it be done by the County Suvaeior at the Charge of both parishes and the Clerke is ordered to waite on the Church wardens of St. Pall's parish with a Copy of this order that it may be done forthwith. At a Vestry held for St. Peter's parish ye 18th day August, 1704.

At a Vestry held for St. Peter's P'ish in New Kent County, May ye 4th, 1706. Geo. Poindexter, Rich'd Allen; Church wardens. Jno. Scott, Wm. Bassett, Wm. Clopton, Wm. Waddill, Jno. Parke, Jun'r.

Ordered that Mr. Geo. Poindexter & Mr. Rich'd Allen are chosen & elected Church wardens for the ensuing year & to Expire next Easter, but that Mr. Rich'd Allen shall continue a year longer, & also that every Vestryman w'c shall be chosen from this ensuing time shall continue two years. At a Vestry held for St. Peter's P'ish New Kent County, October ye 11th 1706.

Mr. Rich'd Squire, min.

At a Vestry held for St. Peter's P'ish in New Kent County, May ye 4th, 1706.

Geo. Poindexter, Rich'd Allen; Church wardens. Jno. Scott, Wm. Bassett, Wm. Clopton, Wm. Waddill, Jno. Parke, Jun'r.

Ordered that Mr. Geo. Poindexter & Mr. Rich'd Allen are chosen & elected Church wardens for the ensuing year & to Expire next Easter, but that Mr. Rich'd Allen shall continue a year longer, & also that every Vestryman w'c shall be chosen from this ensuing time shall continue two years. At a Vestry held for St. Peter's P'ish New Kent County, October ye 11th 1706.

Mr. Rich'd Squire, min.

Mr. Wm. Clopton is elected churchwarden to assist w'th Mr. Richard Allen this ensuing year according to all order of Vestry, &c. At a Vestry held for St. Peters Parish in New Kent County Octobr. 25th; 1707.

Capt. John Foster, Mr. Jno. Parke. Jun'r, Mr. Win. Bassett, Mr. Wm. Waddill, Mr. Geo. Poindexter.

Mr. Rich' Allen, Church Warden.

Ordered that Mr. Rich'd Allen, Church warden and Mr. Wm. Waddill Shall forthwith go Down to the President with a Complaint that the p'sh Church Doore were Shut up Against the Vestry & the Parishioners. Rich'd Allen, Ch. Ward.

Jno. Parke, Jun'r, John Scott, John Foster, Wm. Waddill, George Poindexter, Wm. Bassett. At a Vestry held at St. Peter's Parish Church in New Kent county April the 2nd 1708.

BIRTHS AND BAPTISMS.

Joseph and Benjamin sons of Robt Allen Born April ye 12th, 1711. Drury son of Robert Allen Born April ye 6th: Xnd May ye 2nd, 1714. Nanny a negro belonging to Mr. Richd Allin Born 7br, 1711. Ned a negro belonging to ye sd Allin Born June ye 20th, 1713. Phil a molatto belonging to Mr. Richd Allin Born Aug. ye 15th, 1698. Jamy a molatto belonging to Ditto Born October ye 3rd 1704. Jack a negro belonging to Ditto Born April ye __, 1704. Judith Daughter of Samll. Allen Born August ye 16th, 1716. Hannah Daughter of Wm. Allin Baptised 9br ye 17th, 1717. Joyce Daughter of Wm. Allen born Jany: 29, 1719. George a child belonging to Richd Allen born 10br 25, 1721.

Mr Hutchens Burton and Susanna Allen was maried March ye 31st, 1719.

Hannah wife of William Allen Departed this Life March 22d, 1719. Richd Allen Dyed 7br ye 6th, 1725.

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Title: David Lineberger, Desc. of Gray Wyatt Allen Sr.

Title: Harlan and Diane Allen

-------------------- The following information is from "Allens of the Southern States":

Richard Allen, Sr., was a land processioner in New Kent County in 1689.

Richard Allen's last name was sometimes spelled "Allin". He was assigned to two groups for the first recorded processioning of land in St. Peter's Parish, New Kent County, Virginia, in 1689. His partners in the first gorup were: Mr. Henry Wyatt, John Really, James Sanders, Margaret Price, Francis Warren, and Henry Tucker. In the second group he was listed with Henry Strainge, Henry Martin, John Tandy, William Moss, and William Meanly.

Mr. Richard Allen was a staunch member of the official Church of England, which leaves little doubt that he was of English extraction. Except for two terms as church warden in 1706-1707 and 1718-1719, Richard Allen was a vestryman continuously from June 1704 until his death there in 1725. His name was among those list...

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Richard Allen, Jr's Timeline

1654
1654
New Kent, VA, USA
1678
1678
Age 24
St. Peter's Parish, New Kent Co., Virginia
1692
1692
Age 38
New Kent , VA, USA
1696
May 1, 1696
Age 42
Manchester, Lancashire, , England
1725
September 6, 1725
Age 71
New Kent, VA, USA
1999
February 10, 1999
Age 71
February 10, 1999
Age 71
February 24, 1999
Age 71
March 24, 1999
Age 71