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ABT 1605 - BET 1697 AND 1698

  • RELIGION: Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
    BET 1697 AND 1698 [4037]
  • OCCUPATION: Planter, Wheelwright
  • BIRTH: ABT 1605, England [4035]
  • DEATH: BET 1697 AND 1698, Sandwich, Barnstable, MA
  • BURIAL: BET 1697 AND 1698, Friends Burying Place, Sandwich, Barnstable, MA
  • PROBATE: 1 Jul 1698 [4036]
Father: George ALLEN

Family 1 : Susanna
  1.  Phillip ALLEN
  2.  John ALLEN
  3.  Joseph ALLEN
  4.  Benjamin ALLEN
  5.  Zachariah ALLEN
  6.  Ebenezer ALLEN
  7.  Mary ALLEN
  8.  Patience ALLEN
  9. +Increase ALLEN

                |  |__
 _George ALLEN _|
|               |   __
|               |__|
|                  |__
|--Ralph ALLEN 
|                   __
|                __|
|               |  |__
|_ UNKNOWN _____|
                |   __

[4039] There appear to have been two unrelated Ralph Allens, one of which married a
Susanna and the other Esther Swift. The two are frequently conflated together.

"Descendants of George Allen..."
Jack MacDonald
"Ralph Allen, the son of George Allen and his first wife, is believed to
have been born in about 1615 in England. Although it has not been
determined when he arrived in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, it is known
that he did not travel on the same ship as his father, George. According
to available records, Ralph was generally referred to as a planter and
wheelwright. This was apparently to distinguish him from the other Ralph
Allen residing at Sandwich who was married to a woman named Esther Swift
and was a mason by trade. Although Ralph is thought to have married
sometime around 1630-1635, it is not known at this time whether he
married in England, or after he arrived in the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
Our Ralph is believed to have been married to a woman named Susannah... "
"Ralph Allen died during the month of March 1697/98 at Sandwich in what
had then become Barnstable County, Massachusetts. His will, which was
written on 18 December 1691, was probated before the Barnstable County
Court on 1 July 1698. Ralph was subsequently buried, as directed by his
will, "in the Friends Burying place at William Allen's in Sandwich.""

"Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs"
Cuyler Reynolds
New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1911.
"Ralph, son of George Allen, of Sandwich, was born in England, died in 1698. He married Esther,
daughter of William and Joan Swift, who came from Bocking, Suffolk county, England, and settled
first in Watertown but removed to Sandwich, 1634, or previous to that date. Esther Swift is supposed
to have been the second wife of Ralph Allen. The will of Ralph Allen, of Sandwich, is on record in
Barnstable probate records, dated December 19, 1691. His children by his first wife were: John,
Joseph, Increase, Ebenezer, Zachariah and Patience. His children by his second wife were: Jedediah,
Henry, Benjamin, Meribah, David and Jonathan, Experience and Elisha."

"Certain Comeoverers"
Crapo, Henry Howland
New Bedford, Mass.: E. Anthony & Sons, 1912; p181
"Bowden, in his history of the Quakers, says, "There were six brothers and sisters of Ralph
who joined the Friends... Theywere of the family of George Allen who had been an Anabaptist..."
"It is not strange that Ralph Allen and his brother William should have taken the same course
which Henry Howland and John Russell and others of your ancestors took, and removed to
Dartmouth, which was rapidly becoming a Quaker settlement. "
"He left five children...Joseph Allen being the oldest."

"New England Marriages Prior To 1700"
Clarence A. Torrey,
(as found on NEHGS CD-ROM, Boston, 2001)
"ALLEN, Ralph (-1698) & ?Susannah ---; by 1640?; Sandwich"

[4040] George and Ralph Allen lines from a GEDCOM posted to RootsWeb by R. L. Akin [robert_akin@yahoo.com].

[4041] [S261] Cape Cod Genealogy - Allen Family Project

[4042] [S263] Robert Larry Akin

  • NOTE:

    [4043] www.akinfamilyhistory.com

[4037] [S261] Cape Cod Genealogy - Allen Family Project

[4038] [S262] Allen Family Home Page

[4035] [S260] The Two Ralph Allens of Sandwich, MA, in the 1600's.

[4036] [S261] Cape Cod Genealogy - Allen Family Project

[5920] [S261] Cape Cod Genealogy - Allen Family Project

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