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George Allen
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Birth: Nov. 11, 1567
Weymouth and Portland Borough
Dorset, England
Death: May 2, 1648
Barnstable County
Massachusetts, USA

Married Katherine Starkes
Daughter: Joan

From my geneology notes:
George Allen
M, #284, b. 1580, d. 2 May 1648
George Allen was born in 1580 at Weymouth, Dorset, England. (an unknown value).
He married Katherine Starkes circa 5 November 1600 at Thurcaston, Leicester, England. (an unknown value).
George Allen died on 2 May 1648 at Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts.
"Descendants of George Allen..."
Jack MacDonald
"George Allen, the immigrant ancestor of many of the Allen families found in America today, arrived in Massachusetts Bay Colony from England on 6 May 1635... "
"George Allen is believed to have been born in either Somersetshire, or Dorsetshire, England...Although George Allen is known to have married twice while still residing in England, the name of his first wife has Katherine,last name has not been determined.
His second wife, however, was a woman named Katherine. Katherine accompanied George to America, and is believed to have been the mother of at least five of his children. According to the list of passengers making up the Hull party, Katherine was thirty years old in 1635, thereby indicating that she had probably been born in about 1605 in England... "
"George apparently died during the last part of April 1648 at Sandwich, New Plymouth Colony, as he was subsequently buried there on 2 May 1648. His will was probated before the New Plymouth Court on 7 June 1648. One year later, on 8 June 1648, Katherine furnished an inventory of George's estate to the New Plymouth Court. Sometime after George passed away, his widow, Katherine, married for a second time to a man named John Collins, who was a shoemaker in Boston."

"Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs"
Cuyler Reynolds
New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1911.
"The American ancestor of the Sandwich, Massachusetts, family was George Allen, born in England, about 1568, was probably the son of Ralph Allen of Thurcaston, Leicester county."
"He had twelve sons and several daughters; some of his sons preceded him to America and settled first in the vicinity of Boston, but after the purchase of Sandwich they all removed to that town and settled near the residence of their father."

"Certain Comeoverers"
Crapo, Henry Howland
New Bedford, Mass.: E. Anthony & Sons, 1912; p181
"George Allen was the first of this family in this country. He was born, probably prior to 1583, in the County of Somerset, in England. He joined the party under the leadership of the Rev. Joseph Hull and sailed from Weymouth March 20, 1635, arriving in Boston May 6, and remaining there until July, when with other members of Mr. Hull's party he settled at Weymouth. In 1637 he moved to Sandwich and was a member of the first church in 1638."

"New England Marriages Prior To 1700"
Clarence A. Torrey,
(as found on NEHGS CD-ROM, Boston, 2001)
"ALLEN, George (-1648) & 1/wf ---; in Eng, by 1619, by 1609?; Lynn/Sandwich"
"ALLEN, George (-1648 ae 70, MD 15:28) & 2/wf Catherine [STARKES?] (1605-), m/2 John COLLINS ca 1648; London, ?5 Nov 1624; Lynn/Sandwich"

"A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England"
James Savage
Pub. Boston, 1860-1862; vol. 1 p. 30
"GEORGE, Lynn 1636, rem. next yr. to Sandwich, was rep. 1641 and 2 at Plymouth. He was bur. 2 May 1648; and his will, witness. by Rev. William Leveridge, and others, ment. s. Matthew, Henry, Samuel, and William, beside "five least ch." not nam. and made w. Catharine Extrix. His ho. built, 1646, it is said, is in good repair, and still occup."
(web #526).

Family Katherine Starkes b. c 1580, d. 1656
Child ◦Joan Allen+ b. fr 1592 - 1602, d. 1638

Thanks to for this contribution:
According to Anderson's recent definitive sketch of George Allen: "In 1990 Joan S. Guilford prepared an unreliable account of George Allen which ascribed to him 15 children, some of whom were actually his grandchildren & others of whom were not related at all."

George was b. 1580 in Weymouth,Dorset,England,son of Ralph Allen.
1. info on wives: Katherine(Watts) is the first wife and then is 2. Katherine Starkes.Note: info from Midyette-Newman Family History of 1-10-01,Kay
With both wives, he fathered eight children each.
He is buried in the "SPRINGHILL" Cemetery in Sandwich,Barnstable Co.,MA.

Known children of George and his first wife Katherine Watts:

Samuel Allen-1601-5 Aug 1669(Anne Whitmore,Margaret French
Jeanne Allen-1602
John Allen-1604-3 May 1690
Rose Allen(Joseph Halway)-1610-6 May 1695
Ralph Allen-1612
Joshua Allen-1614
George Allen-1619-1693
Robert Allen-1622-15 May 1661
Francis Allen-1624-1 Dec 1696-Mary Bessey

Children from Katherine Starke,whom George married on 5 Nov 1624:

William Allen-1627-1 Oct 1705-Priscilla Browne
Thomas Allen-1628
Matthew Allen-1629-6 May 1695-Sarah Kirby
Gideon Allen-1635-1694-Sarah Prudden
Henry Allen-1637-0 Jan 1695-Sarah Hill/Rebecca Sherwood
Francis Allen-1643-1 Dec 1696-Mary Barlow
Caleb Allen-27 Jun 1645
Hester Allen-8 Dec 1648-23 Jul 1714

References for this family of George Allen , which will clear up several bits of confussion with George's wives and children: "New England, The Great Migration" and The Great Migrations Begins 1620-1640" by Robert Charles Anderson.


Please review this - this is backed up by yDNA and heavy research. The confusion between Samuel Allen of Braintree (not George's son) and Samuel Allen of Bridgeport is clarified here. Also, yDNA does show they are somehow related but more like uncle-nephew or cousins a few generations apart, or maybe they were brothers. Due to lack of evidence, they can't really be sure just how they're related.
Family links: 
  1st wife Allen*
  Katherine Starke Allen (1604 - 1656)*
  Katherine Allen Collins*
  Jofhua Alleine (____ - 1699)*
  Joane Allen Briggs*
  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
Spring Hill Cemetery
Barnstable County
Massachusetts, USA
Maintained by: Lawrence H. Grunert
Originally Created by: GrannyT
Record added: Jun 29, 2007
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- Hope MELSON Larson
 Added: Apr. 25, 2016
11th GreatGrandfather
- melindap
 Added: Feb. 16, 2016
Review this, esp. George Allen's son Samuel Allen of Bridgeport vs. Samuel Allen of Braintree. These two Samuels are not the same person.
 Added: Feb. 12, 2016
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