Matthew ALLYN

Male 1605 - 1671  (~ 65 years)

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  1. 1.  Matthew ALLYN was christened 17 Apr 1605; died 7 Feb 1670/1.

    Other Events:

    • Fact: Son of Richard Allyn and Margaret Wyott of Braunton, Devon England.


    He emigrated with the original Braintree company in 1632 to Cambridge, Mass., where he had given him the next year, 45 rods of the "Comon Plaes." (Gov. Haynes had 70 and John Benjamin 50 rods, granted them.) In 1635, he owned five houses on the town plot of Cambridge. In May, 1638, he was lodged with Roger Williams' at Providence. (Mass. Hist. Coll., fourth series, 6, pp. 244, 247.) He was made Freeman, March 4, 1634/5 and Representative, march, 1635/6. It is thought he removed to Hartford in 1637,--at any rate he was an original proprietor there and owned the first mill in Hartford. His house lot was on the road to the "Neck," now Windsor Street and he owned over 180 acres in that and nine other lots. He was excommunicated by the Church in Hartford and June 3, 1644, he appealed to the General Court for redress. The records do not show how the affair was settled, but it may have been the cause of his removal to Windsor. Nevertheless, few men in the colony had more influence or received more honors than he. He was Deputy fro Windsor from May, 1648, to March, 1652 inclusive, excepting the sessions of May 21, 1650, Feb 5, 1651 and Oct 6, 1651, and from Sept. 1654 to March, 1657/8, excepting the session of May 21, 1657. Assistant from May, 1658 to October, 1667 inclusive; Commissioner for the United Colonies 1660 and 1664, and frequently appointed upon important committees by the General Court. He was named in the Charter of 1662. "He was eminently a man of affairs and and active and public spirited citizen," but the Court Records indicate that he was of a litigious spirit. In May, 1660, "Mr. Mathew Allyn is chosen Moderator to supply the place of ye Governor and Dep: in case of their occasional absenc from ye Gen: Court." He also served as Moderator at the sessions of August 28, 1661, May 15, 1662 and July 22, 1662.

    Matthew married Margaret WYOTT 2 Feb 1626/7. Margaret was born , England; died 12 Sep 1675. [Group Sheet]

    1. John ALLYN was born , England; was christened 24 Feb 1630; died 6 Nov 1696.
    2. Capt Thomas ALLYN was born Abt 1635; died 14 Feb 1695/6.
    3. Mary ALLYN died 29 Jul 1689.

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