William Allen, of Sandwich

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William Allen, of Sandwich

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Of, Weymouth, Dorchestshire, England
Death: Died in Sandwich, Barnstable, MA
Place of Burial: Sandwich, Barnstable Co, Mass
Immediate Family:

Son of George Allen, Sr. of Sandwich and Katherine Allen
Husband of Priscilla Brown Allen
Brother of Matthew Allen, of Dartmouth; Gideon Allen, of Milford; Henry Allen, Sr. and Samuel Allen, Sr.
Half brother of John Allen of Swansea; Rose Newland; Ralph 'Wheelright' Allen, Sr., of Sandwich; George Allen, Jr. of Sandwich; Robert Allen, of Rehoboth and 1 other

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About William Allen, of Sandwich

William Allen, believed to be the son of George Allen and his second wife, Katherine, was born in about 1629 in England. Although William was shown as being eight years of age in the list of passengers departing Weymouth, England on 20 March 1635, he was not shown on the list of men from Sandwich who were between the ages of sixteen and sixty and able to bear arms in the New Plymouth Colony of Massachusetts. His brother, Matthew, was not listed, however. This list had been compiled in 1643 and is believed to be more accurate than the passenger list. As such, the ages of William (8) and his brother, Matthew (6), are believed to have been reversed on the passenger list.

William was latter married to a woman named Priscilla Brown in the New Plymouth Colony of Massachusetts on 21 March 1650. Priscilla was the daughter of Peter Brown, a signer of the Pilgrim Compact, and his wife, the widow Martha Ford. William and Priscilla resided at Sandwich in the New Plymouth Colony of Massachusetts (now within Barnstable County, Massachusetts) for the remainder of their lives.

Both William and Priscilla were very active and outspoken supporters of the Quaker movement, and over the years they were often fined for holding meetings and for entertaining visiting Quakers in their home. Aside from the monetary fines, William and Priscilla also had property seized, and on several occasions William had to endure whipping. In one instance in 1661, Sheriff George Barlow of Sandwich went to William's home while William was in jail in Boston. Having already seized the majority of William and Priscilla's moveable property, Sheriff Barlow went into their home and took Priscilla's last cooking pot and bag of meal. Upon doing so he sneered; "Now Priscilla, how will thee cook for thy family and friends, thee has no kettle." Priscilla then replied; "George, that God who hears the young ravens when they cry will provide for them, I trust in that God, and I verily believe the time will come when thy necessity will be greater than mine."

William subsequently died without issue on 1 October 1705 at Sandwich in what had become Barnstable County, Massachusetts. His will, which had been written on 17 February 1697/98, was later probated in Barnstable County on 26 October 1705. Although Priscilla is believed to have died in Barnstable County also, the date of her death has not been determined.


William is the oldest child of the second group of children of George Allen and 2nd wife Katherine Starke,he married Priscilla Brown of Plymouth,Plymouth,MA. on 21 Apr 1649 in Sandwich,Barnstable,MA.

Please add this interesting information: William Allen of Sandwich, Massachusetts, was greatly persecuted for his membership in the early Quaker meetings there. He was fined, "and they left him but one cow", the marshal George Barlow, also took the goodwife's kettle; "Now Priscilla, how wilt thou cook for thy family and friends? Thee has no kettle. She answered, George, that God who hears the ravens when they cry will provide for them. I trust in that GOd, and I verily believe the time will come when thy necessity will be greater than mine." This drunken marshal and tool of Plymouth's blind policy is said to have lived to fulfill abundantly Priscilla Allen's prophecy. (from The Society of Friends in Barnstable County, Mass - John Hoag Dilligham)

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William Allen, of Sandwich's Timeline

1600
March 12, 1600
Of Sandwich, Barnstable, Mass.
March 12, 1600
Of Sandwich, Barnstable, Mass.
March 12, 1600
Of Sandwich, Barnstable, Mass.
March 12, 1600
Of Sandwich, Barnstable, Mass.
1629
1629
Of, Weymouth, Dorchestshire, England
1705
October 1, 1705
Age 76
Sandwich, Barnstable, MA
October 1, 1705
Age 76
Sandwich, Barnstable Co, Mass

Birth: 1627
Weymouth
Dorset, England
Death: Oct. 1, 1705
Sandwich
Barnstable County
Massachusetts, USA

William is the oldest child of the second group of children of George Allen and 2nd wife Katherine Starke,he married Priscilla Brown of Plymouth,Plymouth,MA. on 21 Apr 1649 in Sandwich,Barnstable,MA.

Please add this interesting information:
William Allen of Sandwich, Massachusetts, was greatly persecuted for his
membership in the early Quaker meetings there. He was fined, "and they left him
but one cow", the marshal George Barlow, also took the goodwife's kettle; "Now
Priscilla, how wilt thou cook for thy family and friends? Thee has no kettle.
She answered, George, that God who hears the ravens when they cry will provide
for them. I trust in that GOd, and I verily believe the time will come when thy
necessity will be greater than mine." This drunken marshal and tool of
Plymouth's blind policy is said to have lived to fulfill abundantly Priscilla
Allen's prophecy. (from The Society of Friends in Barnstable County, Mass -
John Hoag Dilligham)



Family links:
Parents:
George Allen (1567 - 1648)
Katherine Starke Allen (1604 - 1656)

Spouse:
Priscilla Brown Allen (1627 - 1691)*

Siblings:
Samuel Allen (1601 - 1669)**
John Allen (1609 - 1690)**
William Allen (1611 - 1686)**
Ralph Allen (1615 - 1698)**
William Allen (1627 - 1705)
Matthew Allen (1629 - 1695)*
Gideon Allen (1635 - 1694)*
Francis Allen (1643 - 1696)*

*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling

Burial:
Spring Hill Cemetery
Sandwich
Barnstable County
Massachusetts, USA

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Created by: Lawrence H. Grunert
Record added: Aug 09, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 74680094

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