THIRTEENTH GENERATION


5120. Walter Allen was born about 1601. (109)(110) The place of birth is likely England, given that he was married in England in about 1625 and that the Mayflower did not arrive at Plymouth until 1620.  He died on Jul 8 1681 in Charlestown, MA. (111)

(NEHGR, V 111, P. 314)
(ACAG p 275, V.6).

From the book Walter Allen of Newbury, Mass (Bent):

   "Walter Allen was in Newbury, Mass., in 1640 and possibly before (the town was incorporated in 1635), but moved to Watertown about 1652. In 1665 he sold his estate in the latter town and bought sixty acres near the Concord boundary in what was then called Watertown Farms, afterward the town of Weston. In 1669 he purchased 200 acres more in Watertown Farms. About 1673 he moved to Charlestown, where he died July 8, 1681, age 80. He took oath in 1677 that he was 76, so he must have been born about 1601. At his death, he not only owned land in Watertown and Charlestown, but in Sudbury and Haverhill. The latter farm came into his possession in 1673 in payment of a debt due from Thomas Davis.
   "Walter Allen's occupation is variously given in the old records as "farmour, " planter, haberdasher, shop-keeper, and once (1673) more specifically as a "Haberdasher of Hatts." The inventory of his estate amounts to 3015 pounds, a goodly sum for those days. When he came to Waterton he had a wife Rebecca, who died ______, and he married in Charlestown, Nov 29, 1678, Abegail Rogers.
    "Children of Walter and Rebecca, the first three born probably in England, the other two in Newbury:

John
Daniel
Joseph
Abigail b. Oct 1, 1641
Benjamin, b. Apr. 15, 1647"

From Swett-Allen:

   "Walter Allen was in Newbury, Ma., in 1640 and possibly before (the town was incorporated in 1635), but moved to Charlestown about 1652. In 1665 he bought sixty acres near the Concord boundary in what was then called Watertown Farms, aftherward the town of Weston. In 1669 he purchased 200 acres more in Watertown Forms. About 1673 he re moved to Charlestown, where he died July 8, 1681, aged 80. He took oath in 1677 that he was 76, so he must have been born about 1601. At his death he not only owned land in Watertown and Charlestown, but in Sudbury and Haverhill. The latter farm came into his possession in 1673 in payment of a deb due from Thomas Davis. Walter Allen's occupation is variously gavin in the old records as "farmour, " planter, haberdasher, shop-keeper, and once (1673) more specifically as a "Haberdasher of Hatts." The inventory of his estate amounts to 3015 pounds, a goodly sum for those days. When he came to Waterton he had a wife Rebecca, who died ______, and he married in Charlestown, on Nov 29, 1678, Abegail Rogers.

Children of Walter and Rebecca, the first three born probably in England, the other two in Newbury: John, Daniel, Joseph, Abigail b. Oct 1, 1641, Benjamin, b. Apr. 15, 1647"

From Bond's Watertown:

   "Walter Allen was of Newbury, 1640 and resided there several years. He moved to Watetown prior to April 1662 at which time he was a proprietor, and was one of a coroner's jury, July 19, 1663. Ap. 20, 1665, Walter Allen and wife REBECCA sold house and land in Wat. to Simon Coolidge bounded partly by his own (W.A.'s). June 7, 1665, he bought of John Knapp 60 acres in Wat. Farms, 'lying towards Concord bounds.' Sept. 19, 1666, Thomas Mayhew, some time of Wat. now of Martha's Vineyard, for 30 pounds, sold the 200 acres of land in Wat. Farms, granted him by the town, to Joseph Crosby, of Braintree; and said Crosby, for 40 pounds, sold the same land June 21, 1669, to Walter Allen, 'a farmer of Wat.' Oct. 1, 1673, by deed of gift, he conveyed lands in Wat. To his sons Daniel and Joseph, and soon after moved to Charlestown, where he m. Nov. 29, 1678, ABIGAIL ROGERS, and where he d. july 8, 1681. In Charlestown, he was a 'haberdasher of hats.' His will, dated Feb. 19, 1679-80, proved Aug., 1681, mentions wife Abegail and sons John [of Sud.], Daniel, and Joseph. Inventory 312 pounds. It included 'the Mayhew farm' near Sud. (200 A.); another farm, 705 A. [Probably 75 A.], and 6 A. of meadow; 2 A. dividend land; mansion-house, land, and orchard in Charlestown; and a farm in Haverhill, 100 A."

From http://www.familytreelegends.com/
trees/carver2928/1/data/6666:

"Haberdasher of hats. Served in a Guild as an apprentice age 14-21. Did not come over for religious reasons but to get away from the tyranny
of Charles I who was increasing the taxes on the guilds. He never joined a church, though he was obliged to attend. Only church members
could be freemen so he never cast a vote nor held public office. Newbury by 1640. Proprietor's book of records, folio forty-four, extracted by Joshua Coffin from the record dated December 1642 and is the first known list of the first Settlers of Newbury. Charlestown abt.1652. His house was on Main st. Watertown 1662 and bought a 75 acre farm from Nathaniel Bowman Added 160 acres in 1665; Another 200 acres in 1669. Returned to Charlestown in in 1673 and stayed till
death. He was 77 at time of 3rd marriage and was 80 at death. Will dated 19 Feb 1679/80 and probated Aug 1681: Includes "Mayhew Farm";
another farm of 705 acres; two acres of dividend land and six of meadow; mansion house; land and orchard in Caharlestown; and a farm of 100 acres in Haverhill."



He was married to Rebecca before 1640 in England. (112)
5121. Rebecca (possibly Wyman* or maybe Parsons) was born in England abt 1605, and emigrated to America with her husband in about 1640. She died before 1678. (113)

*Genealogies and Estates of Charlestown, Mass. by Thomas Bellows Wyman p.18 & 1057


There is possibly some information about Rebecca and Walter in:
"Genealogical Dictionary of The First Settles of New England Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May 1692, A, James Savage, (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore, 1965,1969,1977,1981,1986, 1990), Vol 1, page 24-33"

Children were:

childJohn
child2560 i.  Daniel Allen.
childJoseph
childAbigail b. Oct 1, 1641
childBenjamin, b. Apr. 15, 1647"

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Sources:
Boston Transcript Jul 12 1905, Dec 11 1907, Dec.16 1929
Ancestral Lines Revised pp15-19 by Carl Boyer (1981)
Families of Old Fairfield-Jacobus pp13-21
History of Princeton by Blake (1915) p3
State of Vermont (1903) by Carlton, Vol. 1,pp153-154
Bonds Watertown (1860) pp3-7
Walter Allen of Newbury, Ma. and some of his descendants by Allen H. Bent (1900)
Savage vol. I, pp33-37
Newbury Vital Records to 1850 vol.I,p21
N.E.H.G.R. VOL.107 (1953) P225
Pioneers of Massachusetts by Charles Henry Pope p.15
Genealogical Register of First Families of New England by John Farmer p.15
Genealogies and Estates of Charlestown, Mass. by Thomas Bellows Wyman p.18