Capt John ALLEN

Male Abt 1615 - 1675  (~ 60 years)


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  • Name John ALLEN  [1
    • He is said to have come in the "Abigail" (1635), aged 30, with wife, Ann, but it is difficult to reconcile this with his deposition in 1667 that he was aged 52 years, which would have made him born about 1615. The John Allen who came in the Abigail had wife, Ann, but in 1640, this John' wife's name was Sarah. It seems probable, therefore, that the passenger of the Abigail ad he were two different persons.

      He was a brother of the Rev. Thomas Allen in the Frothingham's History of Charlestown, Rev. Thomas Allen's arrival in this country is placed in 1639, )p. 77), probably. Later (p. 88), he gives the date of John Allen's appearance in Charlestown as 1639, in which year he joined the Artillery Company. He was in the list of Freemen dated Mar. 13, 1638/9 and became a member of the church, May 22, 1641 and Freeman, the second of June following. In 1657, he was the richest man in the town; Representative, 1668 to 1674, inc. Served also several years as Selectman and often engaged in town affairs. For services rendered to the Colony, the General Court granted him 1000 acres in 1668. The services enumerated in the vote show that he was a sea captain, as well. (Mass. Bay Rec., vol. 4, part 2, p. 407, Charlestown.) That same year, he was Captain of the Charlestown Company of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery. The next year, Commissioner to prevent the export of coin. With James Russell, he was appointed a committee to collect contributions for his Majesty's Fleet at the Barbadoes in May, 1669. he was part owner in mills at Charlestown, Kennebeck and Piscataqua. [1]
    Prefix Capt 
    Born Abt 1615  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Mar 1675  [1
    Person ID I82971  Main Tree
    Last Modified 18 Mar 2018 

    Family Sarah ? 
    Children 
     1. John ALLEN,   b. 16 Oct 1640  [Birth]
     2. Sarah ALLEN,   b. 11 Aug 1642,   d. 10 Dec 1642  (Age 0 years)  [Birth]
     3. Mary ALLEN,   b. 6 Feb 1643/4,   d. 13 May 1672  (Age 28 years)  [Birth]
     4. Elizabeth ALLEN  [Birth]
     5. Samuel ALLEN,   b. 29 Nov 1656,   d. Bef 1693  (Age 36 years)  [Birth]
     6. Sarah ALLEN,   b. 11 May 1659,   d. young Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    +7. Rebecca ALLEN,   b. Feb 1660/1, Charlestown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 06 Sep 1716  (Age ~ 55 years)
     8. Thomas ALLEN,   b. 1 Aug 1667,   d. 5 May 1694  (Age 26 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 7 Mar 2016 
    Family ID F33891  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S3597] "Genealogical Notes on the Founding of New England" My Ancestors Part in that Undertaking, Ernest Flagg.