Ralph Allen

Male Est 1617 - 1696


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  • Name  Ralph Allen 
    Born  Est 1617  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Will  18 Dec 1691  Sandwich, Barnstable Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • "Ralph Allin of Sandwich" makes bequests to children John, Joseph, Increase, Ebenezer, Zachariah and Patience. Named as overseers "my brother William Allen and Edward Perry."
    Died  Mar 1695/96  Sandwich, Barnstable Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • List of those able to bear arms in New Plymouth. This Ralph Allen was known as Ralph Allen Sr. (wheelright) to be distinguished from another Ralph Allen in Sandwich records & who is not related.

      In October 1657, Ralph Allen and William Newland were the first men charged for Quaker activities in Sandwich, and were jailed for refusing to post surety for good behavior. They spent five months in jail in the winter and were released at the March 1657/58 court after paying fines. He subsequently refused to take the oath of fidelity (five cases from 1659-1661). The practice of fining Quakers stopped in 1661 when the King of England ordered Massachusetts Bay to stop hanging Quakers and inflicting physical punishment such as flogging or cutting off their ears. Plymouth Colony followed suit by stopping their harrassment of the Quakers. Ralph was well known to the court as the most abusive and belligerant of the Quaker activists, and the first brought into court.

      In 1671 he was chosen surveyor in Sandwich. [4, 5]
    Person ID  I46449  Bryant
    Last Modified  30 Nov 2003 

    Father  George Allen,   b. Abt 1592, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1648, Sandwich, Barnstable Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Unknown 
    Married  Bef 1609  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Family ID  F3111  Group Sheet

    Family  Susanna,   d. Bef 1691 
    Married  Abt 1633  Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 7
    • Her given name in many sources is Susanna, but without record evidence cited. Analysis of other Allen names in the separate lists of men & women witnesses indicates that, when the known wives are paired with their husbands, in all cases Ralph and Susanna are left, indicating that they were probably married.
    Children 
     1. Philip Allen,   b. Abt 1635, probably, Weymouth, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Benjamin Allen,   b. Abt 1637, probably, Weymouth, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. John Allen,   b. Est 1640, probably, Sandwich, Barnstable Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Joseph Allen,   b. Abt 1642, probably, Sandwich, Barnstable Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1704, Dartmouth, Bristol Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Ebenezer Allen,   b. 10 Feb 1648/49, Sandwich, Barnstable Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Increase Allen,   b. 1650, probably, Sandwich, Barnstable Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1724
     7. Zachariah Allen,   b. 1652, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Patience Allen,   b. 1654, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Meary Allen,   b. Est 1656, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1675, Sandwich, Barnstable Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F3104  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Est 1617 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1633 - Somerset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - 18 Dec 1691 - Sandwich, Barnstable Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Mar 1695/96 - Sandwich, Barnstable Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S312] The Great Migration, Anderson, Robert Charles & George F. Sanborn, Melinde Lutz Sanborn, (New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts, 1999), p. 28.

    2. [S312] The Great Migration, Anderson, Robert Charles & George F. Sanborn, Melinde Lutz Sanborn, (New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts, 1999), p. 33.

    3. [S335] McClain Ahnentafel, Karen McClain, (1995).

    4. [S13] NEHGR, NEHGR, (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society), 4:257.

    5. [S13] NEHGR, NEHGR, (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society), 155:214.

    6. [S14] Torrey, Editor: Torrey, Clarence Almon, (Genealogical Publishing Co., 1985, Baltimore, MD, 1985 (reprint)), p. 10.

    7. [S14] Torrey, Editor: Torrey, Clarence Almon, (Genealogical Publishing Co., 1985, Baltimore, MD, 1985 (reprint)), p. 12.


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