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Rev John Allin
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Birth: 1596
Norfolk, England
Death: Aug. 27, 1671

JOHN ALLIN, A.M., bapt. Colby, Norf., Eng., May 22, 1597, son of reginald Allin of Colby, Gent.; Gonville & Caius Coll., Camb., A.B., 1616, A.M. 1619; Ord. Sept. 20, 1619; Curate at Denton, Norfolk, and at Wrentham, Suffolk, Eng.; came to N.E. 1637; Ord. Dedham, Apr. 24, 1639, as the first minister; sett. Dedham, 1637-1671; Overseer, H.C., 1654; Artillery Election Sermon, 1664; d. Dedham, Aug. 26, 1671, a. 75. (F.L. Weiss, The Colonial Clergy and the Colonial Churches of New England, 1936.)
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Inscription:
(Front, east side)
REV. JOHN ALLIN
First Pastor of Dedham.
Born in 1596.
Entered the Ministry in England.
Came over in 1637.
The same year joined the company
at Dedham.
Ordained Pastor April 24, 1639..
Died August 27, 1671.
A man of signal worth
Of uneffected piety,
And great sweetness of disposition.
Prudent, meek, patient and serene.
He faithfully fed his flock .
And by his writings and counsels
Obtained a wide-spread reputation ,
And rendered eminent service
To the N.E. Colonies.

Erected in 1854 by residents
within the old territorial Parish.

(North side)
Successors to Mr. ALLIN
gone to their rest before the
erection of this monument:

REV. WILLIAMS ADAMS
b. May 27, 1650, Grad. H.C. 1671.
Ord. Dec. 3, 1673; died Aug. 17, 1685.

REV. JOSEPH BELCHER
b. 1671. Grad H.C. 1690.
Ord. Nov. 29, 1693; died Apr. 27, 1723.

REV. SAMUEL DEXTER
b. at Malden Oct. 25, 1700. Grad H.C. 1720
Ord. May 6, 1724; died Jan. 24, 1755.

REV. JASON HAVEN
b. at Framingham, March 2, 1754
Grad. H.C. 1754. Ord. Feb. 5, 1756
died May 17, 1803.

REV. JOSHUA BATES
b. at Cohasset 20 March 1776.
Grad H.C. 1800. Ord. 16 March 1803
left for the presidency of Middlebury
College, Vt. 20 Feb. 1818; d. Jan. 1854.

(South side)
Church gathered Nov. 8, 1638. 
 
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 Spouses:
  Katherine Deighton Hagborne Dudley Allin (1614 - 1671)
  Margaret Morse Allin (____ - 1653)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Old Village Cemetery
Dedham
Norfolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: xv, 4
 
Created by: Bill Boyington
Record added: Aug 23, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21096704
Rev John Allin
Added by: Bill Boyington
 
Rev John Allin
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