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  • George Allen, of Sandwich (c.1582 - 1648)
    If you have comments about George or his family, please enter them into the Discussion section of the profile. Thank you. Let's keep these sources readable... **************************************...
  • Sir John Allen, Jr., Gent., of Thaxted, Essex (1539 - 1572)
    John Allen, Esq. was born circa 1539 at of Thaxted, Essex, England.1 He married Elizabeth Alabaster, daughter of Thomas (Edmund) Alabaster, circa 1556.1 Children  Elizabeth Allen,   b. about 155...
  • Reginald Allen, Gentleman (c.1559 - bef.1615)
    The Genealogical and Historical Sketches of the Allen Family of Dedham, etc. says that Reginald is NOT the son of this Richard Allin, but a different one, and that this Reginald may have been a grandso...
  • Katherine Collins, widow Allen (c.1605 - aft.1656)
    George Allen senior, died in Sandwich, May 2, 1648, aged about 80. In his will, proved 7 June, 1649, he named his five sons, Matthew, Henry, Samuel, George, and Wiiliam, and also made provision for his...

Scope of Project

  • Cleaning the tree and sourcing the details around the Allen Family of George Allen, immigrant to Sandwich, Massachusetts, and other immigrant Allen's.

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