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James Allen

Birthplace: Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts
Death: Died in Medfield, Norfolk , Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of James Allen, of Medfield, Suffolk, MA and Anna Allen, of Medfield, Suffolk, MA
Husband of Lydia Daniels
Father of Zachariah Adams and Amy Allen
Brother of John Allen; Mary Clark; Martha Bowen; Sarah White; Nathaniel Allen, Sr. and 2 others

Managed by: Gene Daniell
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About James Allen

He lived in Medfield, and his house was burned by the Indians in Feb, 1675/6, his name appearing among those who petition the General Court -- 23 May, 1677 -- to withhold assessing them "in the next rate."

He had no children. His house, it is supposed, was rebuilt; but its location is unknown. It was evidently in the south part of the town. (nb: son Zachariah died young?)



  1. Hutchinson, Frank Allen, and Louis Starkey. Genealogical and historical sketches of the Allen family of Dedham and Medfield, Mass., 1637-1890. (Washington [District of Columbia]: Library of Congress Photoduplication Service, 1977), 14. Children of James Allen and Ann Guild: 5) James, b. 28 Apr 1646, bp. 11 Oct 1646, petitioned the General Court 23 May 1677, d. 1691, m. 12 Dec 1673 Lydia Adams."
  2. The Pioneers of Massachusetts: A Descriptive List, Drawn from Records of the Colonies, Towns, and Churches, and Other Contemporaneous Documents by Charles H. Pope. Heritage Books, 2009 - History - 568 pages. Page 14. "ALLEN, James, Propr., 1638. He rem. to Medfield. ... Children, all born in Dedham, except the youngest: 1. John, December 4, 1639. 2. Martha, December 11, 1641. 3. Mary, twin with Martha. 4. Sarah, May 4, 1644. 5. James, April 28, 1646. 6. Nathaniel, August 29, 1648. 7. Joseph."
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James Allen's Timeline

April 28, 1646
Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts
October 11, 1646
October 11, 1646
October 11, 1646
October 11, 1646
Dedham, Norfolk, Ma
October 11, 1646
Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts
Age 33
April 9, 1689
Age 42
Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts
Age 44
Medfield, Norfolk , Massachusetts