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Jr William Allen, Jr

Birthdate: (75)
Birthplace: Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
Death: Died in Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Place of Burial: Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of William Allen Sr. and Ales Whytmore Allen
Husband of Anna Allen and Alice Roper
Father of Abigail Wheeler; Ann Jewett; Thomas Allen; Hannah Ayer; Mary Hart and 12 others
Brother of Persis Allen; Samuel Allen; Abigail Allen and Rachel Allen

Occupation: Carpenter, House Carpenter
Managed by: Charles Miller
Last Updated:
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Immediate Family

About William Allen, of Salisbury

  • William Allen1
  • M, #12492, b. circa 1613, d. 18 June 1686
  • William Allen All children from 1st wife. He was born circa 1613 at Yarmouth, Norfolk, England. He married Ann Goodall, daughter of Richard Goodale and Dorothy Whiterent, on 31 May 1639. William Allen married Alice circa 1684 at Salisbury, Essex, MA. William Allen died on 18 June 1686 at Salisbury, Essex, MA.
  • Family Ann Goodall b. c 1623, d. 31 May 1678
  • Children
    • Abigail Allen+ b. 4 Jan 1640, d. 1696
    • Hannah Allen+ b. 17 Jun 1642, d. 22 Dec 1729
    • Mary Allen b. 29 Jul 1644
    • Martha Allen b. 1646, d. 4 Oct 1718
    • Capt. John Allen b. 9 Oct 1648, d. 27 Feb 1696
    • William Allen b. 2 Aug 1650, d. 10 May 1700
    • Benjamin Allen b. 1652, d. 3 Sep 1723
    • Joseph Allen b. 13 Oct 1653, d. 6 Oct 1724
    • Richard Allen b. 8 Nov 1655, d. 8 Jun 1678
    • Ruth Allen b. 19 Feb 1657/58
    • Jeremiah Allen b. 17 Feb 1658/59, d. 20 Jul 1738
  • Citations
  • 1. [S61] Unknown author, Family Group Sheets, Family History Archives, SLC.
  • From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p416.htm#i12492

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  • GOODALE, Ann
  • b. ABT 1614 England
  • d. MAY 1678 Salisbury, Essex, Mass.
  • Parents:
  • Father: GOODALE, Richard
  • Mother: Dorothy,
  • Family:
  • Spouse: ALLEN, William
  • b. 1602 Wales, Great Britian
  • d. 18 JUN 1686 Salisbury, Essex, Mass.
  • Children:
    • ALLEN, Abigail b. 4 JAN 1639/40 Salisbury, Essex, Mass.
    • ALLEN, Hannah
    • ALLEN, Mary
    • ALLEN, Martha
    • ALLEN, John
    • ALLEN, William
    • ALLEN, Benjamin
    • ALLEN, Joseph
    • ALLEN, Richard b. 8 NOV 1655 Salisbury, Essex, Mass. d. JUN 1678 Salisbury, Essex, Mass.
    • ALLEN, Ruth b. 19 FEB 1657/8 Salisbury, Essex, Mass.
    • ALLEN, Jeremiah
  • From: http://www.genealogyofnewengland.com/f_492.htm#64

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William first settled at Newbury, MA, which granted him four acres of planting ground on Deer Island in June 1638. He and Mary married and moved to Salisbury, MA and received lands there in the first division and again in 1640. William was a carpenter, and an active resident of Salisbury. "In 1677 Allen was twice in court. On July 4 he complained that Sarah Taylor, his servant, had departed in a disorderly way, accusing his wife of beating her cruelly. The court ordered Sarah's mother to place her in some godly family and in the meantime Sarah was 'to refrain from the company of Goodwife Houldredge and Sarah Buswell.' In October Allen and his son Jeremy, then aged 19, were sued by Joseph Greeley to recover a horse which Jeremy had taken without Greeley's knowledge. Greeley won the case and Allen was ordered to return the horse within one month.William was sued for trespass in April 1668 and accused of marking trees and claiming the land as his own.

After Ann's death, William married Alice in about 1684.

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From http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Allen-2359

Disputed Parents

There has been speculation that William Allen was the William born 23 Mar 1610/11 in Yarmouth, England, son of William Allen and Ales Whytmore, but there is no evidence to connect the two, and William Allen of Salisbury is often confused with William Allen of Manchester (d. 1678, husband of Alice).[1]

Biography

“William Allen, who appears in Salisbury, Massachusetts, in 1639, was probably a very young man at the time of his emigration and, like most of the early settlers of Salisbury, he may have lived first in one of the older communities such as Newbury, across the Merrimac river, drawn to the new settlement by his marriage to Ann Goodale, which must have taken place early in 1639. There is no documentary evidence of his age, but we can suppose that he was born about 1615. He lived in Salisbury until his death on June 18, 1686. His wife Ann died ‘about ye last of May,’ 1678, and he married secondly Alice whose maiden name is not known but who had had two former husbands, John Roper and John Dickinson. She died, Allen’s widow, on April 1, 1687. Allen participated in the first division of Salisbury land in 1639 when the town was called Colchester, and in that of 1640 when it had become Salisbury. By trade he was a house carpenter, and, as he consistently signed documents by mark, it is probable that he could not write. He participated when the town divided the mowing of beach lots in 1654, and in 1657 he bought lot No. 35 of Mr. Hall’s farm, which Hall had sold to the town, for £1:18:2. His name appears on several church lists and petitions. He also bought and sold several small planting lots, ox commons, etc., between 1650 and 1667. Allen was sworn constable of Salisbury on April 9, 1650, and was on the Grand Jury in the Salisbury Court of December 2, 1666.”[2]

Sources

  • ↑ genforum post, 2009.
  • ↑ Walter Goodwin Davis, The Ancestry of Abel Lunt 1769-1806 of Newbury, Massachusetts (1963), quoted at the Fleming Family History website, which quotes many other primary and secondary sources for William Allen. This 1963 work by Walter Goodwin Davis is openly accessible at Hathi Trust, see The ancestry of Abel Lunt, 1769-1806, of Newbury, Massachusetts; account of "Allen, of Salisbury" begins at page 91; child list at pp. 93-94.
  • Family Tree DNA
  • Perley, Sidney: editor, The Essex Antiquarian, Volume 3
  • Allen Family of Andover
  • The 1692 Salem Witch Trials:Documents and Participants — William Testified as an accuser in Salem Witch Trials as follows: ALLEN,William (S. Good, Osborn)

“William Allen, who appears in Salisbury, Massachusetts, in 1639, was probably a very young man at the time of his emigration and, like most of the early settlers of Salisbury, he may have lived first in one of the older communities such as Newbury, across the Merrimac river, drawn to the new settlement by his marriage to Ann Goodale, which must have taken place early in 1639.

There is no documentary evidence of his age, but we can suppose that he was born about 1615. He lived in Salisbury until his death on June 18, 1686. His wife Ann died ‘about ye last of May,’ 1678, and he married secondly Alice whose maiden name is not known but who had had two former husbands, John Roper and John Dickinson. She died, Allen’s widow, on April 1, 1687.

Allen participated in the first division of Salisbury land in 1639 when the town was called Colchester, and in that of 1640 when it had become Salisbury. By trade he was a house carpenter, and, as he consistently signed documents by mark, it is probable that he could not write.

He participated when the town divided the mowing of beach lots in 1654, and in 1657 he bought lot No. 35 of Mr. Hall’s farm, which Hall had sold to the town, for £1:18:2. His name appears on several church lists and petitions. He also bought and sold several small planting lots, ox commons, etc., between 1650 and 1667.

Allen was sworn constable of Salisbury on April 9, 1650, and was on the Grand Jury in the Salisbury Court of December 2, 1666.”

William Allen of Salisbury died 18 June 1686.

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William Allen, of Salisbury's Timeline

1611
March 23, 1611
Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
1619
January 24, 1619
Age 7
Great Bromley, Essex, England, United Kingdom
1639
January 4, 1639
Age 27
Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts
1640
January 4, 1640
Age 28
Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts
1642
June 17, 1642
Age 31
Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts
1642
Age 30
Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts
1644
July 29, 1644
Age 33
Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts
1646
1646
Age 34
Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts
1648
October 9, 1648
Age 37
Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts