Henry Allen, of Sandwich MA

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Henry Allen, of Sandwich MA

Birthdate: (58)
Birthplace: Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts
Death: January 9, 1695 (54-62)
Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut
Place of Burial: Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of George Allen, b. Thurcaston, Leicestershire, of Sandwich Barnstable County and Katherine Allen
Husband of Rebecca Allen; Sarah Allen and Sarah Allen
Father of Sarah Allen; Mary Allen; Miriam Allen; Henry Allen, Jr.; Francis Warde and 2 others
Brother of Robert Allen, of Rehoboth; George Allen; Matthew Allen, of Dartmouth; William Allen, of Sandwich; Francis Allen and 2 others
Half brother of John Allen of Swansea; Rose Newland; Ralph 'Wheelwright' Allen, Sr., of Sandwich; George Allen, Jr. of Sandwich and Robert Allen, of Rehoboth

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About Henry Allen, of Sandwich MA

Henry Allen, Milford 1645, son of George and Katherine of Sandwich, MA

Henry Allen was an after planter, arriving in Milford CT in 1645. He married Sarah Hill around 1660 - 61. She was baptized in the church as the wife of Henry Allen on Oct 7, 1661. Their children were all born in Milford CT in 1661 to 1680.

Henry Allen of Milford CT and Stratford CT is believed to be the son of George Allen and his second wife, Katherine. After his father, George, passed away, Henry resided with his mother, Katherine, and step-father, John Collins, at Boston. By a deed dated 10 July 1656, Henry, along with his brother, Samuel, sold their share of their father's land at Sandwich to their older half-brother, George.

Henry married (1) Sarah Hill, in about 1660 at Milford, CT. She was the daughter of John and Frances Hill. Henry married (2) Rebecca (Sherwood) Rose at Stratford in Fairfield County, CT. Rebecca was the widow of Robert Rose. Henry, who was a shoemaker by trade, died in 1690 at Stratford, Connecticut.


  1. Families of Early Milford, Connecticut by Susan Emma Woodruff Abbott, page 9.
  2. "New England Marriages Prior To 1700" Clarence A. Torrey, (as found on NEHGS CD-ROM, Boston, 2001) "ALLEN, Henry (-1690) & Sarah [HILL] (-1680), dau John of Guilford; by 1663; Milford, CT/Stratford, CT (Mr. Jacobus' letter 8 Apr 1932)" "ALLEN, Henry (-1690) & 2/wf Rebecca (_____) ROSE, w Robert; 1685"

Beyond the mention of Henry Allen in George Allen's will, Henry was in Boston in 1656, is mentioned in New Haven in 7 Dec 1658, first mentioned in Milford CT in 1660/61 (At town meeting 9 Jan 1660[/1?], James Tapping and Henry Allen granted liberty to choose[?] land), Henry married Sarah [Hill] (-1680), dau John of Guilford CT (bapt. as wife of Henry 7 Oct 1661), and he married 2 Rebecca (?) Rose, widow of Robert; 1685. Division of estate of Robert Rose includes portion to Henery Allyn representing Moses Johnson [Stratford CT] 24 Feb 1686[/7?].

A deed from Henery Allyne formerly of Milford CT now of Stratford CT to Samuell Fitch of Milford, land in Milford [Milford CT] 22 Sep 1686 shows that Henry had moved to Stratford by 1686. Henry died in Stratford CT in about 1690 (Inventory of Henry Allin late dec'd in [Fairfield crossed out] Stratford, taken 20 Sep 1690 [Fairfield CT, Probate] 20 Sep 1690).

Another deed proves that Henry was the son of George Allen of Sandwich (Deed of grant of land from George Allen of Sandwich to son John Allen, includes house bought from son Daniel, plus land bought from brother Henry, witnesses Edw. Perry and William Allen, confirmed by Georg Allen 3 May 1687, recorded 11 May 1687).

Katherine's three youngest children moved to Boston when Katherine married John Collins. The deed from "Henerey and Samuell Allin of Boston" to George Alline of Sandwidge, land in Sandwich given by father George Allin dec'd, deed with consent "of our mother to say now Kathren Collins who hath interest therin during her life," deed witnessed by John Collins, shows that Henry and Samuel were in Boston then.

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Henry Allen, of Sandwich MA's Timeline

Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts
October 5, 1661
Age 24
Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
October 21, 1663
Age 26
Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
April 20, 1669
Age 32
Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
October 8, 1671
Age 34
Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
May 2, 1674
Age 37
Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
August 20, 1676
Age 39
Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA