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

Robert Allen

Male Abt 1721 - 1773  (~ 52 years)


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  • Name Robert Allen 
    Born Abt 1721  Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1773  Bedford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I108377  Tree1
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2021 

    Father Thomas Allen,   b. Abt 1685, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1733, Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mary MNU Craft,   b. Bef 1690,   d. Between 1726 and 1730, Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 36 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1718  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F11102  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Joyce MNU Prather,   b. Bef 1716, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1782, Bedford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 68 years) 
    Married Aft 1749  Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2021 
    Family ID F10470  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~bp2000/fentress/Allens/index.htm

      this publication states that Robert was a s/o Thomas Allen d. 1733 in Charles County, Md.

      however, Robert was still a minor in 1734 and could not have been the father of Reynolds Allen of Calvert co. Md who was born bef 1730.

      Thomas Allen 12.243 A CH £43.4.9 £46.6.10 May 1 1734
      Received from: Mr. Benjamin Fendall.
      Payments to: Dr. Brown, John Stoddart, administrator of Walter Winter, Daniel Mackdaniel, Charles Calvert, Esq., Samuel Hanson, John Hasty, Samuel Grey.
      Mentions: widow (unnamed, dead).
      Distribution to: 2 children (unnamed, minors).
      Administrator: John Allen.
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      Allen, James., planter, Durham Parish, Charles County, 9th Nov., 1732; 11th May, 1733.
      To bros. John and Thomas and nephew Robert son of Thomas personalty.
      To wife Susanna extx., and hrs., residue of estate.
      Test : Jane Morgan, (living in Virginia at date of probate), William Williams. 20. 667.
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      Charles County Court Records, June Court 1736 Court, Liber T#2, Page 189.
      Sep 18, 1734. Susanna Allen, Ex'x James Allen -
      D:r. To the decd's estate then accounted for - 53.3.2%.
      By disbursements allowed -- 2.4.8%.
      To be secured & disposed according to the Decd's Will 50.18.6%.
      53.3.2%.
      Three legacies are not particularly rated in the inventory: John Allen & John Pigeon Boy, both of CC, Securities.
      To his brother, Jno Allen, his best hat, a dowlas shirt, and an old coat, a waistcoat with brass buttons, and a checked linen handkerchief.
      To his brother, Thos: Allen, a dowlas shirt, a checked handkerchief, a pair of leather breeches, and a new duroy coat.
      To his nephew, Robt: Allen - a young mare, unbroken, After payment of the above legacies, the remaining part belongs to the widow, as per the decd's will.
      Signed per Order John Gibson, Reg:

      === first record for Robert Allen so born on or before 1721 (Joseph Wilson was his b-i-l who married Mary Reynolds)
      Isaac Johns (gentleman) 18.202 A CA £1553.18.4 £575.4.3 Jun 4 1741
      A second inventory is cited in the amount of £63.16.0. The amount of the accounts also included £207.0.4 in gold, £496.15.9 in sterling, and #2777.
      Received from (merchants in London): Mr. James Hyde, MM Joseph Adams & John Hanbury & Samuel Hyde.
      Payments to: John Wilkinson, George Freeman, Josias Sunderland, William Skinner, Lucy Pardo, Rev. James Williamson, George Beck paid to James Heighe, Dr. John Hamilton, John Richards, Job Hunt, Robert Freeland, William Maccallum, Joseph Richardson (administrator of Capt. William Richardson), Roderick Cheyne, Joseph Wilson, paid to George Harris, Elisabeth Johns (administratrix of Arthur Harris, widow being in full of his daughter Anna's dividend of his estate), Samuel Wallis, Joseph Willson, Robert Allen, Richard Roberts, Mr. Joseph Adams (merchant in London), John Falconar assigned to Henry Voght, Mr. John Hanbury (merchant in London), Thomas Talbot, Benjamin Hance, David Hughs, Benjamin Tasker & Daniel Dulany, Esq., Daniel Dulany, Esq., Mr. Gabriel Parker, Richard Johns.
      Legatees: Anne (daughter) wife of Joseph Hance.
      Mentions: family (unnamed).
      Executors: Richard Johns (Quaker), Samuel Johns (Quaker, gentleman).

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      Will of James Prather
      In the name of God amen. July 15, 1756 by James Prather of Bedford County and colony of Virginia and son of Thomas Prather later that part of Prince Georges County in the province of Maryland which is now called Frederick County, deceased being very weak and low in body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto God. Therefore calling unto mind and mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all man do make and ordain this my last will and testament.
      That is to say principally first of all to be buried in a decent Christian burial at the discretion of my father-in-law Robert Allen in my mother Joyce Allen and such were the estate I have any property to by the death of my father in other ways obtained I give demise and dispose of in the following manner and form;
      Imprimis; I give and bequeath to my mother Joyce Allen and her heirs one third part of my property to what is due me from my father's estate except land
      Item; I give and bequeath unto my sister Sarah Stone one third part of my property to what is due me by the death of my father Thomas Prather above mentioned
      Item; it is my will that the other 3rd part of my estate be equally divided between my mothers 2 daughters Margaret Coleman and Mary Coleman.
      Signed James Prather, before and in acknowledgment of Stephen Clements, Benjamin Clements, Benjamin Clements, Jr.
      July 19, 1756
      Pharaoh Ryley debit to the within named James Prather
      1/4 yard of cotton 2 shillings 11 pence
      to balance account left 11 shillings 6 pence
      James Robinson debit to the within named James Prather
      to ye assumisit for Wm. Fuqua 9 shillings 6 pence
      the above account is just and true signed James Prather
      at a court held for Bedford County, June 27, 1757
      This will was presented into court by Robert Allen and approved by the oath of Benjamin Clements and Benjamin Clements, Jr. two of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded
      Ben. Hon..rd clk BC
      ===
      1763-1767 Frederick County, Va Deed Book
      Bk 10, pg. 605 - 2 Oct. 1765
      Between George Wright of Frederick County [to] David Wright and Robert
      Allen Jun. ... WITNESSETH that above named David Wright and Robert Allen
      Jun. being Securities for Jacob Wright (son of George) who is Guardian to
      Rose Waters an Orphan of Thomas Waters deceased to Simon Taylor & Jonathan
      Reed to whom they are jointly bound in the Penal Sum of five Hundred
      Pounds ... NOW THIS INDENTURE WITNESSETH that for and in Consideration of
      the said David Wright and Robert Allen Jun. being such Security as
      aforesaid for said Jacob Wright he the said George Wright hath granted
      bargain and sold unto said David Wright and Robert Allen Jun. ... Tract of
      Land Situate lying and being on a Branch of Opechon Creek joining his late
      Survey ... Containing four Hundred Acres Granted to said George Wright by
      Deed under the Hand and Seal of the Hon.ble Thomas Lord Fairfax ...
      Wit: Thos. Wood George Wright
      Recorded: 2 Oct. 1765

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