Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

William Allen

Male Abt 1631 - 1671  (~ 40 years)


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  • Name William Allen  [1
    Born Abt 1631  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Aug 1671  Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I010584  Tree1
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2019 

    Father Thomas Allen,   b. Abt 1610, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1648, St. Michael's Manor, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 38 years) 
    Family ID F02598  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary MNU Allen,   b. Abt 1635, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1666 and 1668, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 31 years) 
    Married Abt 1651  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Allen,   b. Abt 1650, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1718, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years)
     2. Joseph Allen,   b. 1665, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1734, Charles County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F06751  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Martha Munn,   b. Abt 1639, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1698, Mattawoman, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Married Abt 1669  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Allen,   b. Abt 1666, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 16 Feb 1709/10, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years)
     2. Philip Allen,   b. Bef 1671, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1698, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 27 years)
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F02434  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Allen, William, Charles County, 3rd Jan., 1669; 11th Aug., 1671.
      To goddau. Mary dau. of Joseph Harrison, Luke Green of Charles County, John, son of John Munn, personalty.
      Wife Martha, residue of estate until majority of dau. Eliza:
      Ex. Brother-in-law John Munn.
      Test: Walter Cooper, Chas. Wolley. 1. 413.

      === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith

      May 26, 1662 - Inventory of Thomas Millner.
      Appraisers: John Warde, William Alline.
      Amount: 4148 lbs. tobacco.
      Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 1D, p. 12.

      Sep. 8, 1663 - Discharge granted to Robert Paca for: ... Joseph Harrison administrator of Thomas Milner.
      Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 1D, p. 115.

      Mar. 28, 1662 - Joseph Harrison was granted administration on estate of Thomas Milner.
      Bond: Thomas Robinson.
      Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 1C, p. 80.

      Sep. 13, 1671 - Thomas Allanson & Henry More were sworn as appraisers of estate of William Allen (Charles Co.) Mr. Henry Adams & Mr. Thomas Mathews took oath as administrators.
      Date: Apr. 11, 1671 [sic.]
      Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 5, pp. 105-106.

      Nov. 23, 1671 - Inventory of William Allen.
      List of debts: Henry More, Thomas Allenson, John Royden, Thomas Benet (St. Mary's Co.)
      Appraisers: Tho. Allanson, Henry More.
      Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 5, pp. 133-134.
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      In his will he mentions his eldest son, Thomas Allen, and his brothers, William Allen and Robert Allen. Desires that they not live with any papist. That his son Robert be sent to his friend James Bruse at Accomack. That Philip Conner of the Isle of Kent have his son William. Signed 23 Apr 1648. (Arch. of MD, v. IV, p.403).
      ===
      Provincial Court Proceedings, 1658. Liber P. C. R. page 122

      Re Estate of Allen

      This 13th of Decembr 1656.

      Wee the Ouerseers of the Estate of Thomas Allen Deceased, wth the consent of Thomas & Willm Allen the Sonnes & Heyres of the aforesd Thomas Allen, haue Sold unto Henry Potter all the parcell of Land, wch was formerly Thomas Allens the elder, Lying in St Michaels hundd in the Prouince of Maryland. And further Wee the sd Thomas & Willm Allen doe sell & make ouer all Our Rights, Tytle & interest of all tht Land, Plantaon, howsing whatsoeuer belonging unto or ffather Thomas Allen for euer, unto the sd Henry Potter, his heyres, Exequutors, & Admistrators foreuer. And is for a Certaine summe of Tob, wch wee the sayd Thomas Allen, & Willm Allen haue the greatest part in hand receiued, And for the true performance wee haue hereunto sett Our hands.
      Deliuered in the pence of Vs Tho: T Allen Willm M Allen John Hatch Richard Banks Willm A Marshall

      January 28th 1657.

      I doe acknowledge to haue receaued of Henry Potter, the summe of Two Thousand, Two hundred Thirty fiue pownds of Tob. & Cask in full satisfaction for tht parcell of Land, belonging to me Thomas Allen, & Willm Allen my Brother, Lying & being in St Michaels hundd otherwise called the Lower end of the Towne, ffor wch summe of Tob. I doe quite all claimes & interests, rights & tytles whatsoeue in the same about the sayd Land. In wittnes whereof I haue hereunto sett my hand the day aboue dated.
      In the pence of Thomas T Allen
      R Wiseman Tho. Wynne
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 12 May 1659, Page 49
      Walter Ges demands warrant against Richard Trew; ret. 12 May 1659; subpoena to warn Samuell Harrise and his wife, Alice Harrise, William Allene and Elizabeth Atwicks to testify
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 12 May 1659, Page 52
      oath of Samuell Harris, age ca 40 years; swore Trew told him he sold his plantation to Walter Ges who now had possession of the house and plantation Alice Harris, aged 48 years, swore Trew told her he sold his plantation to Walter Ges who gave him 3 years payment; affirmed by oaths of William Allen and Elisabeth Attwick; defendant ordered to make good his bargain
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 12 May 1659, Page 60
      Richard Trew demands warrant against Samuell Harrise; subpoena to warn Humpherie Attwicks and Elizabeth Atwicks, Thomas Smoot William Allen, John Goldsmith, Walter Ges to testify for Trew
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 14 Jan 1660, Page 79
      Thomas Michell, Thomas Lomax; defendant produces account of debts Richard Trew owes him witch mentions Arthur TURNER, Samuell Harris and his wife, William Allin and Elisabeth Atwicks; court orders Trew to pay 193# this year and 193# in 1660
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      The Maryland Calendar of Wills, Volume I, Wills from 1635 (Earliest Probated) to 1685, Pages 14-27
      Millner, Thomas, Avon River, Charles County, 23rd Feb., 1659; 12th Feb., 1661/2.
      To Joseph Harrison and hrs., all estate in Md.
      To John Thomkinson and hrs., 200 A."Redd Clift" in Westmoreland County, Virginia.
      Ex. not named. Test: Thos. Robinson, Samuel Palmer. 1.132.
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber B, 10 May 1663, Page 111 - 112
      Mr. Joseph Harrison, admn. of Thomas Miller does acknowledge the ensuring patent for William Allen and his brother, sold them by the said Miller
      Patent to Thomas Miller, planter, of 300 acres due him by assignment of Mr. Lewgar, Gent.; land lying on the north side of the Potomac and the north side of the easternmost branch of Avon River commonly called Nangemie Creek; adjoining land of Joseph Harrison dated 12 Jan 1654; /s/ William Stone Endorsement of said patent: Thomas Miller assigns right to Thomas Allen of Piscataway River; I Apr 1659; /s/ Thomas Miller (mark); Wit. Thomas Robisson, Joseph Harrison
      Recorded also a bill of sale for the land from said Miller to said Allen in folio 104B
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber B, 28 Jul 1663, Page 125 - 126
      William Hatton and Thomas Dent did buy of Mr. Nicholaus Guither a parcel of land in Avon alias Nangemy River containing 900 acres by patent; requested Mr. Zachery Wade, Mr. Joseph Harrisson, Mr. Rendall Hanson and Mr. William Allan to use the best of their judgment in making a division of the said land
      mentions Queensfield Branch, Burdit's Creek and St. Joseph's Creek; 9 May 1663; /s/ William Hatton, Thomas Dent; Zachery Wade, Joseph Harrison, Randall Hanson (mark), William Allen (mark)
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      Charles County Court, 11 November 1664
      Commissioners Present: Mr. Henry Addames, Mr. Walter Beane,
      Mr. James Lindsey, Mr. Thomas Mathews, Mr. William Marshall

      The Lt General's attorney and the Lord Baltimore's attorney, Mr. William Calvert indicts William Allen, John Muns, John Boyden and John Cabell for killing and stealing of hogs; require the following oaths: James Lee says that sometime in December he found the aforementioned parties killing his hogs which were 3 sows and one shoat; William Allen said he was to give him satisfaction for them [details of confrontation over the hog killing] Thomas Chapman and Robert Downes swore they were at the house of Downes and went into the woods with James Lee to look for his hogs and saw the above mentioned men [repeating conversation that took place when the men were found]
      Indicted men requested that Thomas Chapman and Robert Downes give their oath before a jury; they state that "James Lee hope upe with a hoge upon the hors of Francom" Jury impaneled as follows: Mr. Humphery Warrent, foreman; John Cage, Francis Wine, Edward Swan, Richard Dod, John Duglas, Ignatius Causeen, Alexander Smith, John Lambert, Thomas Allonson, Nicholaus Emerson, Robert Robins
      William Calvert entered request for determination if these men were guilty of hog stealing and killing
      William Allen entered the following into the record; William Allen, John Cabell and Nemio Littell; I do hereby authorize you to kill any of my hogs in "Lewisses Necke" or of the hogs of John Delahay whose mark is [description of mark]; 16 Oct 1663; /s/ James Lee (mark); wit. George Thompson, Thomas Wentworth [instructions to the jury by William Calvert]
      James Lee swore he had lost 3 sows and shoats
      Robert Downes swore that he saw James Lee mark 11 shoats
      Thomas Chapman swore he saw the afsd. hogs at James Lee's home where he lived
      3 sows valued at 120# of tobacco; 4 pigs at 30# of tobacco; each of the men indicted to pay James Lee double the value of the swine and 200# due for a fine to James Lee and 300# fine to the Lord Proprietary
      22 Jun 1663; /s/ Charles Calvert, William Allen and John Mun assign their rights in this patent to John Boydon, William Boydon and Walter Cooper; 8 Aug 1664; /s/ William Allen, John Mun (mark); wit. Joseph Harrisson, Luke Greene
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber B, 8 November 1664, Page 387 - 390
      William Allen and his wife Mary Allen and John Munne acknowledge the ensuing conveyance of land to John Boyden, William Boyden and Walter Cooper Indenture 8 Nov 1664 from William Allen and John Munne, planters, to John Boyden, William Boyden and Walter Cooper; for 2000# of tobacco and cask a parcel of land called "River's Spring" on the east side of the Avon River; adjoining land of James Lindsey; containing 650 acres /s/ William Allen, John Mun (mark); wit. Owen Jones, Humphy Jones (mark)
      Patent to Christopher Rivers who has due to him 250 acres of land for transporting himself and his wife Isobell, Edward and Mary Rivers, his children, and Jno. Mumine; a tract of land called River's Spring lying on the east side of a fresh of Avon River formerly called Nangemy Creek adjoining land of James Lindsey laid out for 250 acres
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber B, 8 November 1664, Page 392, 393
      William Allen and his wife acknowledge the conveyance of land as follows to Roger Dickeson: Indenture 10 Aug 1664 from William Allen of Nangemy, planter, to Roger Dickson, planter; a tract of land lying on the north side of the Potomac River and the east side of the easternmost branch of Avon River; bounded by land formerly surveyed for William Boreman and Edmond Lindsey; containing 200 acres; /s/ William Allen; wit. John Boydon, William Boydon (mark)
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber B, 12 Sept 1665, Page 489
      Received this 13 Mar 1664/5 of William Allen, John Muns, John Boyden and John Cable full satisfaction for the execution obtained against them 17 Feb 1664/5 the full sum of 4640# of tobacco; /s/ James Lee; wit. Zachery Wade, Abraham Rows
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      Charles County Circuit Court Liber C, Page 80
      24 Oct 1666; Indenture from William Allen to Jeremiah Dickenson; for 20,000# of tobacco a tract of land lying on the north side of the easternmost branch of the Avon River; bounded by Joseph Harrison; containing 300 acres; /s/ William Allen, Mary Allen (mark); wit. Joseph Harrison, William Price, Stephen Mountague
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      Charles County Circuit Court Liber C, Page 185, 30 May 1667;
      Indenture from Oliver Balfe of Stafford County, Virginia, planter, to George Harris of Maryland, planter; for 10,000# of tobacco; a tract of land called TROUPE'S RENDEZVOUS lying on the east side of Avon River; bounded by land of Andrew Watson, Edward Deane and James Lindsey; containing 350 acres; /s/ Oliver Baulfe (mark); wit. Stephen Montague, Alexander Synett
      11 Jun 1667; Indenture from George Harris, planter, to John Robinson and Elizabeth his wife; for 11,000# of tobacco; a parcel of land called TROOPE'S RENDEZVOUS; [see above indenture]; /s/ George Harris (mark); wit. Richard Randall, Gerrard Browne
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      Charles County Circuit Court Liber C, Page 198
      8 Jun 1667; Indenture from John Robinson, planter, and Elizabeth his wife; to Richard Randall; for 10,000# of tobacco; a tract of land called TROOPE'S RENDEZVOUS; [see above indenture]; /s/ John Robinson (mark), Elizabeth Robinson (mark); wit. Gerrard Browne, William Allen, Geo. Harris (mark)
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      Charles County Circuit Court Liber D, Page 16, 9 Jun 1668;
      Indenture from Henry Frankam, planter, to Thomas Allanson, Gent.; for 2,000# of tobacco; a parcel called HOW-LAND on the north side of Piscataway River and south side of Mattawoman Creek; bounded by swamp and Indian field; containing 200 acres; /s/ Henry Frankam, Amie Frankam (mark); wit. William Allen, Gerrard Browne
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      Charles County Circuit Court Liber D, Page 44
      9 Jan 1668; Indenture from John Munne and Will Allen, planters, to Henry Aspinoll, planter; for 2,300 acres formerly belonging to David Prichard and 150 acres formerly surveyed for Thom. Cole adjoining Prichard's land in Mattawoman and 4,500# of tobacco; a parcel of land called DOG'S NECK on the east side of Piscataway River; containing 300 acres; /s/ John Munn (mark), Wm. Allen; wit. Richard Edehen (Edehen), Tho. Allanson

      Charles County Circuit Court Liber D, Page 48
      12 Jan 1668; Indenture from Henry Aspinoll and John Munn, planters, to Henry Aspinoll; acknowledges sale of the land laid out from David Prichard adjoining land laid out for David Thomas on Mattawoman Creek; /s/ Henry Aspinoll (mark); wit. Richard Edelen, Thomas Allanson
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      Charles County Circuit Court Liber D, Page 88; 8 Jun 1669;
      Indenture from Wm. Allen & John Munn to Thomas Bennett of St. Mary's Co.; for 9,000# of tobacco; a tract of land on the north side of the Potomac on the high cliffs; bounded by Sam. Cressey formerly belonging to Wm. Robinson; bounded by Thomas Baker; being 1/2 of patent granted Jo. Jarbo for 300 acres on 14 Apr 1653; assigned to John Nevill 21 Xber, 1655; to Allen and MAnne by Wm. Nevill, son of John Nevill decd 10 9br 1667; excepting a small tract; /s/ Wm. Allen, John Munn (mark); wit. Joseph Harrison, John Charman
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      Charles County Circuit Court Liber D, Page 99; 2 Aug 1669;
      Indenture from Tho. Bennet of St. Mary's Co. to Tho. Wardner; for 10,000# of tobacco; a parcel of land on the north side of Potomac two leagues above Caedar Point; bounded on the side of a hill by Sam Cressey's fence (formerly belonging to Wm. Robinson); bounded by Thom. Baker and land formerly belonging to John Nevill. dec'd; being 1/2 the parcel of land granted John Gerbo (Jatbo); 300 acres dated 14 Apr 1653; assigned to Nevill 21 Xbr 1655; to Allen and Munn by Wm. Nevill, son of John Nevill 9br 1667; /s/ Thomas Bennet; wit. George Thompson, Henry Moore, Henry Bonner
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      Charles County Court and Land Records, Liber D, Page 111
      8 Jun 1669; Indenture from William Allen, planter, to Henry Moore, planter; parcel called Maysmoare; bounded by Daniell Mathenias land standing by Mattawoman Creek and land of Geo. How; containing 200 acres; /s/ Wm. Allen, Martha Allen (mark); wit. Thomas Jenkins, Samuell Price (mark)

  • Sources 
    1. [S044776] Early Families of Southern Maryland, Volume: 9.

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