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Elizabeth Allerton (Willoughby)

Also Known As: "Elizabeth (Willoughby) Overzee Colclough"
Birthplace: Parnham, Suffolk, England
Death: after 1683
Westmoreland, Virginia
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Capt. Thomas Willoughby, Ancient Planter and Alice Willoughby
Wife of Simon Overzee; Maj. George Colclough and Isaac Allerton, Jr.
Mother of Matilda Bennett; Daughter A. Allerton; Willoughby Allerton; Rose Allerton; Frances Travers and 2 others
Sister of Lt. Thomas Willoughby, Jr. and Katherine Willoughby

Occupation: Planter
Managed by: Daniel Robert May
Last Updated:

About Elizabeth Allerton

Elizabeth Willoughby was born 27 SEP 1635 & died AFT 1683 in Westmoreland County, Virginia

  • parents: Thomas Willoughby b: 1601 in Rochester, Kent, England & Alice b: 1610
  1. Marriage 1 Simon Overzee b: 1627 in England Married: ABT 1659 in Charles County, Maryland
  2. Marriage 2 George Colclough b: BEF 1621 Married: 1661 in Northumberland County, Virginia
  3. Marriage 3 Isaac Allerton b: 1630 in England Married: ABT 20 APR 1663 in Northumberland County, Virginia

Children include

  1. Willoughby Allerton b: 1664 in Westmoreland County, Virginia
  2. Mary Allerton b: 1666 in Westmoreland County, Virginia
  3. Frances Allerton b: 1668 in Westmoreland County, Virginia
  4. Sarah Allerton b: 1671 in Westmoreland County, Virginia


From Wikipedia retrieved July 2014:

(The following marriage and children information is no longer accepted by the General Society of Mayflower Descendants; see Mayflower Families Through Five Generations (Vol. 17: Issac Allerton) by Robert S. Wakefield and Margaret Harris Stover.)

"In 1663, Allerton married as his second wife the twice-widowed Elizabeth Willoughby (Overzee) Colclough.[15][22][23] They had three children:[18] Willoughby[24] (b. ca. 1664), Frances[25] (b. ca. 1668), and Sarah[26] (1670–1731). As a tobacco planter-merchant Allerton probably constructed a wharf and warehouse (as his father had done in New Amsterdam) since financial success required both growing and transporting tobacco. Whether Allerton bought land from his neighbor Richard Lee II or acquired it over time is not known. He may have acquired the land from his marriage to Elizabeth, who would have acquired it from her previous marriages or from her parents."
"In any event, Allerton's family became wealthy, with indentured servants, and owned a 2,150-acre (8.7 km2) plantation on the south side of the Rappahannock River."


From http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mrmarsha&...

Proceedings of the County Courts of Charles County 1666-1674 Volume 60, Preface 41 Introduction. xli

Twelve leases, some of considerable interest, are recorded. Three, feudal in terms and phrase, are for manor lands (pp. 29, 51-52, 265).

On February 23, 1668/9, Edmund Lindsay, planter, innkeeper, and gentleman, as he was variously called, assigned to Benjamin Rozer a lease of 1,000 acres of manor land lying in Charles County, which Cecilius Calvert, the second Lord Proprietary, had first leased in January, 1663/4, for twenty-one years to "Isaac Allerton Gent and Dame Elizabeth his Wife relict and Admintrix of Simon Overzee late of St John in the County of St Maries”, in consideration of Dame Elizabeth relinquishing certain of her dower rights in other Overzee lands. The annual rent, payable semi-annually at the Annunciation of the Virgin and at the feast of St. Michael the Archangel, was to be one pound sterling or its equivalent, in addition to Allerton's planting orchards of a specified number of apple and pear trees, and building and keeping in repair certain houses, barns, and stables (pp. 265-6). Allerton, now described as of Northumberland County, Virginia, three years later on March 18, 1666/7, assigned his lease to Edmund Lindsay on condition that the latter carry out all the terms of the lease (pp. 266-7).


  • 15. Jones, Emma C. Brewster. The Brewster Genealogy, 1566-1907: a Record of the Descendants of William Brewster of the "Mayflower," ruling elder of the Pilgrim church which founded Plymouth Colony in 1620. New York: Grafton Press, 1908. pp. 38-39
  • 18. Allerton. Page 34
  • 22. Billings, Warren M. The Old Dominion in the Seventeenth Century Publisher: UNC Press, 1975. pp. 112-115
  • 23. Allerton, pp. 32-33
  • 25. Merrick, Barbara Lambert. William Brewster of the Mayflower and His Descendants for Four Generations, Revised 3rd Edition, Barbara Lambert Merrick, compiler. General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2000. Page 105
  • 26. Merrick, p. 107


  1. A history of the Allerton family in the United States 1585 to 1885, and a genealogy of the descendants of Isaac Allerton, "Mayflower pilgrim," Plymouth, Mass., 1620 Rev. and enl. / by Horace True Currier ... by Walter S. Allerton ...Published 1900 by S. W. Allerton in Chicago .by Walter S. Allerton ... .. Page 119-121
  2. Allerton, Walter S., and Horace True Currier. A history of the Allerton family in the United States, 1585 to 1885: and a genealogy of the descendants of Isaac Allerton, "Mayflower pilgrim," Plymouth, Mass., 1620. (Chicago, IL: S.W. Allerton, 1900). Page 34. Isaac Allerton (son of Isaac Allerton, Mayflower Passenger) died in 1702. [ref: Will dated 25 Oct 1702, NEGHR, Vol 4, page 292-5]. Children: "by second wife. Born in Virginia. 10 - daughter. Born ____. m. Mr. Newton. Had son Allerton Newton (mentioned in will)."
  3. Colonial Virginians and Their Maryland Relatives: A Genealogy of the Tucker Family and Also the Families of Allen, Blackistone, Chandler, Ford, Gerard, Harmor, Hume, Monroe, Skaggs, Smith, Stevesson, Stone, Sturman, Thompson, Ward, Yowell, and Others (Google eBook) Norma Tucker. Genealogical Publishing Com, 1994 - Reference - 274 pages. Page 197.



Born: Abt 1635, Lower Norfolk Co., VA 660

Marriage: Isaac Allerton, Jr. about 1652 853

Died: After Apr 1672 660


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Birth: Sep. 27, 1653
New Haven New Haven County Connecticut, USA Death: 1690 Westmoreland County Virginia, USA

Daugther of Thomas Willoughby and Margaret Herbert Married 1663 Norfolk Virginia Died "Cople Parish" LDS record

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Elizabeth Allerton's Timeline

September 27, 1635
Parnham, Suffolk, England
England (United Kingdom)
Westmoreland, Virginia
Westmoreland County, Virginia
Northumberland, Virginia, United States
Westmoreland, Virginia