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Ralph Allen
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Birth: 1615
Leicestershire, England
Death: Mar., 1698
Sandwich
Barnstable County
Massachusetts, USA

BASIC INFO: Ralph Allen (1615-1698) was born in England, and came to Massachusetts circa 1635. Ralph was the child of George Allen (1568-1648). In America, he worked as a planter and a wheelwright. About 1645, Ralph married Susanna in Massachusetts. Ralph first lived in the Plymouth Colony, then in Sandwich. In 1657, when Quakerism began spreading through the colony, Ralph and six of his siblings were the first to be converted. This led to the Allens being persecuted and fined for many years. Ralph Allen died in 1698 in Sandwich. CHILD: Increase Allen (1660-1723).

PROBATE: Ralph made out his will at Sandwich on 18 December 1691. This will was probated 1 Jul 1698.

BURIAL: Ralph Allen was a Quaker. At the time of his death in Sandwich, the only Quaker cemetery was the Friends Burying Place. No marker has been found, probably because it was the original Quaker custom not to mark the graves.

SOURCES: Ancestry.com has five records for Ralph: a "Family Data Collection - Births" record, a "Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s" record, a "U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900" record, a "Family Data Collection - Deaths" record, and a "Millennium File" record. Information also appears in "The Pioneers of Massachusetts," by Charles Henry Pope. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  George Allen (1580 - 1648)
  1st wife Allen
 
 Children:
  Increase Allen (1660 - 1723)*
 
 Siblings:
  Samuel Allen (1601 - 1669)**
  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:
Old Quaker Meeting House Cemetery at Spring Hill
Sandwich
Barnstable County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: NO MARKER
 
Maintained by: Raymond Wing
Originally Created by: Tennise Broeck Morse
Record added: Jul 04, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 72710997
 


- Valerie Lewis
 Added: Mar. 29, 2014
my 10th great grandfather
- Laura
 Added: Mar. 2, 2014
9th Great Grandfather-from your grandson in KANSAS may I wish you good rest and peace. May GOD in heaven bless and keep you near HIM. We will talk on the other side.
-Anonymous
 Added: Jan. 31, 2014
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