Samuel Allyn, Sr. of Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts

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Samuel Allyn, Sr. of Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts

Birthdate: (53)
Birthplace: Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts
Death: November 25, 1696 (53)
Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Allyn, of Braunton & Barnstable and Winifred Allyn
Husband of Hannah Allyn
Father of Thomas Allen; Joseph Allyn, Sr. and Hannah Jacob
Brother of John Allyn and Mehitable Annable
Half brother of Rebecca Sprague-Brown

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About Samuel Allyn, Sr. of Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts

Resided West Barnstable south side of highway 1/2 mile east of Hinckley's Bridge. Freeman 1670, Constable 1671. For Many Years Town Clerk. Lieutenant 1678

from "Genealogical Notes of Barnstable Families" by Amos Otis, published by Patriot Press, 1888 Samuel Allyn, the son of Thomas Allyn, was born in 1644. In 1664, he married Hannah, the daughter of the Rev. Thomas Walley. Hannah was born in England, and in 1662 she emigrated to the colonies with her father in the ship Society captained by John Pierce. As a resident of Barnstable, Massachusetts, Allyn became one of its foremost citizens, appointed to numerous offices and committees. He was made a freeman by the Colony in 1670, and the next year, he was appointed to the post of town constable. He was called a lieutenant in 1678. In 1680 he became selectman and held the post for four years. As selectman, he served on a committee in 1681 to acquire land for the building of a second meeting house. The land was purchased from Goodman Phinney, a parcel of one quarter acre just to the west of Coggin's Pond in Barnstable Village. The transaction was an odd one for Phinney insisted in the agreement that the town pay 20 shillings in addition to paying for a 10 shilling cutlass for which Mr. Phinney owed a neighbor. The meeting house was then built costing 100 pounds. The monies came from the sale of lands which the colony had taken from King Phillip after his defeat in the Indian wars of the 1670s. Like other early meeting houses, it was probably a plain, rectangular building devoid of ornamentation or spire. This meeting house was used until the parish was divided into east and west in 1717. In 1685, the town called upon Allyn along with Barnabas Lothrop to contract out the construction of a windmill for the purpose of grinding the town's corn. The mill was to be located between Governor Hinckley's house and Cobb's Hill. Allyn and Lothrop signed a contract with Thomas Paine of Eastham to build the mill for thirty-two pounds in money and nine acres of land. Allyn's own house was in the neighborhood, standing on the south side of the highway about half a mile from Hinckley's Bridge. In 1689 he, along with ten other enterprising businessmen, got a grant of land from the town to set up a fulling mill at Goodspeed's River in Martson's Mills. In the contract, this consortium of entrepreneurs agreed to "maintain the same for twenty years and full and dress the town's cloth upon responsible terms." Allyn's wife, Hannah, died in 1711. Several years later in 1714, Allyn as elected as the third clerk of the Town of Barnstable, and he held that post for ten years. Samuel Allyn died in 1726 at the age of eighty-two years. He had seen the town grow from a collection of rude dwellings to a graceful settlement of framed houses, spired houses of worship and productive enterprises.
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Samuel Allyn, Sr. of Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts's Timeline

February 10, 1643
Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts
February 18, 1643
Barnstable, Barnstable, Mass.
March 22, 1664
Age 21
Barnstable, Cape Cod, Plymouth Colony
April 7, 1671
Age 28
Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
March 4, 1673
Age 30
Barnstable, (Present Barnstable County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
November 25, 1696
Age 53
Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts
November 25, 1726
Age 53
Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
October 25, 1920
Age 53
February 8, 1922
Age 53