Roger Alling

Roger Alling

Kempston, Bedford Borough, Bedfordshire, England
Death 27 Sep 1674 (aged 61)
New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
Burial New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 12316390 · View Source
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Roger Alling is believed to be the oldest son of JAMES & MARGARET (COPPIN) ALLEN of Kempston, Bedforshire, England since his father's will referred to him as "my sone Roger Allen, nowe liveinge in Newe England". He was baptized 6 Dec 1612 in Kempston. Roger came to America in 1638 at about 26 years of age on an un-named ship with the Lamberton Company. He was paid by Captain Lamberton for taking the job of the stewart who died during the voyage.

Roger Allen changed his last name from Allen to Alling in about 1660 and his descendants continued with this spelling for some time.

He was not an original planter of Quinnipiac (New Haven), since he signed the Fundamental Agreement in about 1641 which was later than the original signers. He was, however, an early land owner and an important person in the affairs of the colony. His occupation was that of a blacksmith, which was the same as his father, and his father-in-law, THOMAS NASH. Roger Alling married MARY NASH in about 1642/1643 in New Haven. Their residence was on the corner of Church & George Streets. He was the first Treasurer of the New Haven Colony, and was chosen a deacon of the First Church in 1669 positions he held until his death. He was a Sergeant of the Train Band, was called upon to appraise estates and settle disputes, was appointed as a Custom House officer, and "a Collector of the Colledge Corne"

In 1650, he came late for training and was fined, while in 1653, he was again fined and found of great negligence during his watch when the alarm was given

His father, James Allen, died in 1657 in England at which time, Roger returned to his home to receive his inheritance and that of his sister, Joana Doolittle, who stayed in New England.

Of the seven children of Roger & Mary Alling, two were my ancestors: SGT. SAMUEL ALLING and JOHN ALLING.
Other children: Mary (Alling) Moss, Sarah (Alling) Peck, Elizabeth Alling, Susannah Alling, and Rev. James Alling.

Roger Alling left a noncupative will, which was accepted by his heirs. His estate was valued at 395 pounds, 17 shillings.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Roger Alling (6 Dec 1612–27 Sep 1674), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12316390, citing Center Church on the Green Churchyard, New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Nareen, et al (contributor 46613568) .