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Daniel Allen

Birthplace: Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk County, England
Death: before April 1705
Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
Place of Burial: Watertown, , Middlesex Co, Mass
Immediate Family:

Son of Walter Allen, of Newbury and Rebecca Allen
Husband of Mary Allen and Mary Allen
Father of Samuel Allen; Elnathan Allen; Lydia Silsby; David Allen; Rebecca Allen and 1 other
Brother of Elnathan Allen; Anne Allen; John Allen, of Sudbury; Joseph Allen, Sr., of Newbury & Watertown Farms; Abigail Allen and 1 other

Baptism: March 30, 1635
Location: St. Mary, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Managed by: Erin Spiceland
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About Daniel Allen

"Daniel Allen lived in various places. His first two children were born in Charlestown. Thence he went to Watertown, and from there to Lancaster in 1661 or 1662, but returned in a few years (1670 to 1674) to Watertown. His last years were passed in sudbury, probably with his son Elnathan, and in Sudbury he died early in 1705, presumably, for his son Elnathan settled his estate in April 1705. Savage must be in error when he says he died March 7, 1694 .


  1. Bent, Allen Herbert. Walter Allen of Newbury, Mass., 1640, and some of his descendants: with a few notes on the Allen family in general, 4. Daniel Allen, s/o Walter, first two children in Charlestown, then Watertown, to Lancaster about 1661, back to Watertown around 1670, last years in Sudbury. Son Elnathan settled his estate in April 1705.
  2. Following BentS1, who appears to have based his birth order on relative marriage dates, Daniel is assumed to be the second son. The birth of the eldest son is estimated about 1631, which makes Daniel probably about 1633. The earliest documented evidence of Walter Allen in New England is 1640 so he was probably born in England.
  3. In addition, some information from Source:Nourse, Henry Stedman. Early Records of Lancaster, Massachusetts, 1643-1725, p. 298, shows that the Mary Allin in Rev. John Sherman's will could not have referred to Daniel's wife: "Thomas Wilder's daughter Mary married Daniel Allen, a cooper in Charlestown, and upon a gift of forty acres of land from her father, they came to Lancaster, bring children born in Charlestown and Watertown, but after some years' residence here, returned to Watertown." This deed of gift establishes that Daniel Allen's wife was Mary Wilder, not Mary Sherman.


  1. Walter Allen of Newbury, Mass., 1640, and some of his descendants with a few notes on the Allen family in general by Allen H. Bent. Published 1896 by D. Clapp & Son, printers in Boston .  Written in English.

From the Savage source:

"He may be that gent. nam. in an order of President Dudley's Coun c. 8 Deacon 1686, relat. to Secretary's rec.

See 3 Mass. Hist. Coll., VII. 162. He d. 7 Mar. 1694, and his neigh b. Lawrence Hammond, highly extols his charact.

in the Diary. Bond, wh. must be in error, as to his d. at Sudbury 170 6, says, his s. David serv. in the expedit. to

Canada, and d. 17 Oct. 1711; that Abigail m. Moses Palmer of Stoningt on; and Elizabeth m. Joseph Fletcher.

One David, not his s. d. at Portsmouth, R. I. 10 Feb. 1685, aged 17."

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Daniel Allen's Timeline

March 1635
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk County, England
July 1, 1659
Age 24
Charlestown, Suffolk, MA
January 15, 1660
Age 24
Charlestown, Suffolk, MA
April 17, 1664
Age 29
New London, New London, Connecticut, United States
February 11, 1666
Age 30
Lancaster, Worcester, MA, USA
Age 45
Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Age 46
Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts
April 1705
Age 70
Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
October 1, 1932
Age 70