Dates of Birth and Death
John Allen’s birth place and exact date of birth are unknown. The first mention of John Allen is in 1644, where in the allotment of town lots in Rehoboth, Plymouth Colony, he was given, lot no. 42. He then appears in the records at Barnstable, Cape Cod in 1650 and also at Newport, Rhode Island in the same year. He was a Quaker
John married Elizabeth Bacon on 11 October 1650, at a Friend’s Ceremony. They had the following issue:
Elizabeth Allen born 1651, married Nathaniel Tompkins
Mary Allen born 1653, married Rowland Robinson
John Allen born 1654
Mercy Allen born 1656
Priscilla Allen born 1659
Samuel Allen born 1661
John Allen was not among the original patentees in the 8 April 1665 grant by Governor Nichols known as the Monmouth Patent. However, he contributed monetarily to the purchase and his name appears among purchasers of land in Monmouth County, New Jersey in 1667.
John Allen, a “cooper of Middlesex County,” died 4 Jan 1702/3, at the home of his son-in-law, Rowland Robinson in Kingstown, Rhode Island.
Colket, Meredith B. Jr. “Founders of Early American Families: Immigrants from Europe 1607-1657” (Cleveland, published by The Ohio Society with the authority of The General Court of the Order of the Founders and Patriots of America, 2002) 2nd revised ed. p. 6
Austin, John Osborne “The Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island” (Albany, Joel Munsell's Sons, 1887) p. 2
Salter, Edwin “A History of Monmouth and Ocean Counties” (Bayonne, F. Gardner & Son, Publishers, 1890) p. ii