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Valentine Allen, of Old Rappahannock

Birthplace: Buckinghamshire, England (United Kingdom)
Death: between June 1694 and November 11, 1712
Old Rappahannock County , Province of Virginia, Colonial America
Immediate Family:

Son of Arthur Allen, of Bacon's Castle; ARTHUR ALLEN Sr.; arr 1649 VA;Owner-Bacon's Castle, seized/ccupied by followers of Nathaniel Bacon in protest of Brit taxation; Alice Hardy and Alice Tucker
Husband of Mary Allen
Father of Elizabeth Brown; Mary Brown; Valentine Allen, died aged 14; Christian Dison / Long; Judith Burton and 4 others
Brother of Joan Proctor; Elizabeth Jackman, widow Caulfield; Mary Long; Katherine Johnson; Arthur Allen, II and 3 others

Managed by: Kevin Lawrence Hanit
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About Valentine Allen, of Old Rappahannock


Valentine Allen - Immigrant to Virginia

Valentine Allen of VA. I have not found a birth date for Valentine. Must have been born prior to 1630 and died before November, 1712 in Old Rappahhock, VA. Valentine Allen is listed among early Immigrants to Virginia, in 1650, transported by John Catlett and Ralph Rousey. No County was listed. This Valentine is thought to be the earliest individual by that name.

Valentine married Mary Page, daughter of Thomas Page. Mary was born in VA., and died 11 June, 1694 Old Rappahannock, VA. Married in 1655 in Saint Peters Parish, New Kent, Virginia, USA.

The will of Thomas page states that he wills to his daughter, Mary Page Allen all the rest of my estate. She was Executrix to her fathers will. Then he names Valentine as my son and leaves him 200 acres of land where he now lives. Samuel Allen was the only individual listed as a grandchild in the will and states my "Grandson, Samuel Allen". Thomas Page died 3 March, 1676.

Valentine Allen purchased 640 acres 1657 from Col. Thomas Page, who was a neighbor, along with Richard Burton who was an in-law by marriage.

The children listed are thought to be their children. If any researcher has proof I would welcome the record and include here

Annotated Jan 2020

  • 1. Valentine Allen born about 1659; died before adulthood
  • 2. Richard Allen, born about 1665 [Not a known child: see Richard Allen, of New Kent]
  • 3. Samuel Allen born before 1667, proven by Thomas Page's Will
  • 4. Susanna Allen, married Thomas Burton,
  • 5. William Allen, married Agnes [Not a known child: see William Allen, of York County]
  • 6. Judith Allen, born about 1669 VA., married Francis Burton
  • 7. Christian Allen, youngest daughter was married twice. First in 1693 to Richard Dison or Dixon and in 1708 to Henry Long. Christian is a proven daughter of Valentine by deed Book 11 page 174, when Henry Long and Christian his wife of Hanover Parish, one of the daughters and co heirs of Valentine Allen.
  • 8. Valentine Allen, born about 1673 died young
  • 9 Mary Allen married 1693 William Brown

also seen as children:

  • Reynolds Allen (probably the son of Robert Allen, Valentine’s brother, and his wife, a daughter Reynolds
  • Elizabeth Brown married Francis Browne

Two of the brothers, William, and Samuel settled in New Kent Co. Some of their children appear in the St. Peter's Parish records, but with the naming for each other one can not tell which son belongs to whom. The Parish Register does not go back for enough to name the parents.

In 1687 Richard and Reynolds Allen were processioners of lands appointed by the vestry of the Church and Richard Allen was a member of the vestry in 1705.

Disputed Descent

Tracing Valentine Allen’s descendants in Rappahannock shows he had no surviving male line that could later be used in comparing his DNA to William’s. Samuel Allen was identified as Valentine’s son in the will of Thomas Page.12 But Samuel died childless, leaving his sisters, Mary Brown and Christian Dyson, as his only heirs.

Disputed Origins

Seen as son of John Allen, III, of Surry, VA & Catherine Allen

See This is supported by a submitted pedigree file: Pedigree Resource File name: Catherine /Mayor/ [1] gender: Female birth: 1608 England [1] death: 1630 Henrico, Virginia, USA [1] Marriages (1) spouse: John /Allen/ children (1) child 1: Valentine /Allen/ gender: Male birth 1630 Virginia, USA death 1712 Virginia, USA Submission submitter: lmiller1091852 submission date: 04 Apr 2010 submission id: MM3X-JKZ person count: 31,817.

However, Valentine was an emigrant to Virginia, and it does not hold up to see him as child of these parents.

Rather, the case is well made that he was a brother of William Allen of New Kent (married Sarah Holt) & Robert Allen, also Virginia emigrants. The three brothers were the children of William Allen and Joan nee Allen of Grendon Underwood Par., Buckinghamshire, Eng.

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Valentine Allen, of Old Rappahannock's Timeline

Buckinghamshire, England
Essex County, Virginia Colony
Henrico, VA, United States
Henrico, Henrico County, Virginia, USA
Henrico County, Virginia


Essex County , Virginia
Henrico, Virginia