Samuel Allen, of Windsor (c.1588 - 1648) MP

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Birthplace: Braintree, Essex, England
Death: Died in South Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut
Managed by: Andrew Jason White
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About Samuel Allen, of Windsor

Samuel ALLEN-382 was born in 1588 in Braintree, Essex County, England. He died on 24 Apr 1648 in S. Windsor, Hartford County, Ct, Usa. He was buried on 28 Apr 1648 in S. Windsor, Hartford County, Ct, Usa.

"Samuel Allen, from Braintree, Essex County, England, came to this country, and settled first at Cambridge, Mass.; thence to Windsor, Conn., about 1635, where he died April, 1648, leaving his wife, Ann, and six children. She removed to Northampton, Mass., and married again." (1)

Children—

  1. Samuel, m., 1650, Hannah Woodford, find went to Nortlinmpton;
  2. Nehemiah, in., 1664,Sarah Woodford;
  3. John, m. Mary Hannum, and settled in Deerfield;
  4. Abigail;
  5. Obadiah
  6. unknown child

Samuel Allen, progenitor of our line of the Allen family in America, is reported to have come to Dorchester, Mass, in the ship "Mary and John", in 1630. It is assumed that he came from Essex, in England, as those with whom he was associated, were from there. He later removed from Dorchester to Windsor, Conn in 1636, and was allotted land there in 1640. The Windsor Public Library now stands on what was his home lot. He was also allotted in 1640, four acers in the Plymouth Meadow, ninteen acres along the Connecticut River, and also a tract east of the river.

But little has come to us of Samuel Allen, except that he was a man of public spirit. He served as a juryman March 9th, 1644. He was beried in Windsor, April 26th, 1640, when he was 60 years of age, which shows his year of birth as 1580. His widow Ann Allen (her maiden name unknown) married William Hurlburt, who also settled in Windsor, becoming his second wife. The removed to Harford, Conn, and in 1655, again removed to Norhhampton, Mass, taking the Allen children with them. Hurlburt became one of Northhampton's formost citizens and churchmen. He died April 17th, 1664. She died April 18th, 1687. --Clark F. Allen

origins

"The Allen Memorial: Second series. Descendants of Samuel Allen of Windsor, Conn., including Gen. Ethan Allen of Vermont, Judge Samuel Hitchcock and Dr. Jabez Penniman." by Orrin Peer Allen, Palmer, MA. (Palmer, MA: the author, 1907).:

Introduction. Were Samuel and Col. Matthew Allen Brothers?

For may years very misleading views have been entertained, claiming kinship between Samuel Allen of Windsor and Col Matthew Allyn of Hartford and Windsor, Conn. (The latter spelled his name with a y, although his father did not so spell it.) Also a confusing of the names of Thomas Allyn of Barnstable, Mass., and Dae. Thomas Allyn of Middletown, Conn.

It is only recently that these matters have been sifted and set right. First then, the patient investigations of Mr. Francis Olcott Allen of Philadephia have conclusively shown that Samuel and Col. Matthew Allyn of Barnstable, MA., were not brothers, , but that Col. Matthew of Windsor, CT, and Thomas Alyn of Barnstable, Mass., bore that relationship adn were the sons of Richard and Margaret Allen of Braunton, Co. Devon, England, no Samuel Allen being found on the registers there. (Vide N. E. Gen. Register, vol 51, p 212)

The foregoing relationship of Thomas and Matthew has been further identified by the will of Richard Allen of Braunton, proved May 10, 1652, which fully establishes the fact beyond controversy. (Vide N.E. Gen. Register, vol 50, p 505.)

However, Deacon Thomas Allen of Middletown WAS Samuel's brother.

jThomas Allyn, brother, lvied at WEstersfield in 1636. Both prominent in local politics.]

Kinship of Samuel and Dea. Thomas Allen.

Secondly, a careful search of the records has established the fact that Samuel Allen of Windsor, and Dea. Thomas Allen of Middletown were brothers, as will be seen in the following, furnished by Mr. James Allen Kibbe of Warehouse Point, Conn., who is a descendant of Samuel Allen;

"In 1673 the General Assembly of Connecticut granted to the town of Middletown a strip of land along its eastern border, west of the Connecticut River. (Vide Colonial Records of Conn., vol 1 p 395 and vol 2 p 199.) This strip of land thus became the property in common of the original proprietors of Middletown, of whom Dea. Thomas Allen was one. Dea. Thomas Allen's share in this land, not being provided for in his will, became the property of his legal heirs. The heirs quit-claimed their rights in this land to a few persons, some of whom were also legal heirs. These deeds begin about 1720, and continue to be given for many years, as heirs were found and bargains could be made."

Sources

  1. Ecclesiastical and Other Sketches of Southington, Conn (Google eBook) Heman Rowlee Timlow Case, Lockwood and Brainard Company, 1875 - Southington (Conn.) - 578 pages. page xiii. "Southington Genealogies."
  2. [https://archive.org/details/genealogyofsamue00alle A genealogy of Samuel Allen of Windsor, Connecticut] and some of his descendants by Willard S. Allen. Published 1876 by Private Printer in Boston . 76 pages

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Samuel Allen, of Windsor's Timeline

1588
1588
Braintree, Essex, England
1622
1622
Age 34
., Chelmsford, Essex, England
1622
Age 34
., Chelmsford, Essex, England
1622
Age 34
., Chelmsford, Essex, England
1622
Age 34
., Chelmsford, Essex, England
1622
Age 34
., Chelmsford, Essex, England
1630
1630
Age 42
1630
Age 42
Braintree, Boston, Massachusetts
1634
1634
Age 46
Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut
1634
Age 46
Windsor, Hartford , Connecticut