Person:Matthew Allen (3)

Matthew Allen
m. by 1627
  1. Joan AllenABT 1613 - ABT 1638
  2. Matthew Allen1627 - bef 1695
  3. William AllenABT 1627 - 1705
  4. Henry Allenest 1631 - bef 1690
  5. Samuel Allenabt 1633 -
  6. Gideon Allenest 1635 -
  • HMatthew Allen1627 - bef 1695
  • WSarah KirbyABT 1638 - 1711
m. 6 Jun 1657
  1. Dorothy Allen1659 - 1724
  2. Miriam Allen1661 - 1732
  3. Deborah Allen1663 -
  4. Samuel Allen1665/66 - 1699
  5. Mary Allen1668 -
  6. Ahazadiah Allen1671 -
  7. Matthew Allen1677 -
Facts and Events
Name Matthew Allen
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1627-29 Somerset, England
Marriage 6 Jun 1657 Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United Statesto Sarah Kirby
Death[2] bef 23 May 1695 Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United StatesWill probated
Religion? Religious Society of Friends


The Last will & Testament of me Mathew [sic] Allen of the town of Dartmouth In the county of Bristoll [sic] being Sick & weak in Body but of Sound mind and Perfect memory, do in manner and form following: First I will that all just Debts Be faithfully & truly Discharged. Item I give unto John Calvin my son in law And Dorothy his wiffe [sic] that thirteen pounds money being Due to me the said Mathew [sic] Allen by Bill or Bond Dated the fifteenth Day of Febry one thousand Six hundred eightty [sic] & three.

Item my will is that my loving wife Sarah Allen Shall have convenient house & room and a suittable [sic] maintenance out of my Estate during her widow hood [sic] and at her Day of marriage to forgoe the same & then to [ ] [ ] Neat Cattle not Exceeding three years old Nor under two years old. Item I give unto my son Samuel Allen the one halfe of all my lands that I have in the town aforesaid both divided & undivided upland & meadows.

Item I give to my Son Mathew [sic] Allen the other halfe [sic] of all my uplands and Meadows that lyeth in the town aforesaid, and that Samuel Deliver said land to his Brother Mathew [sic] when he Cometh to the age of one & twenty years.

Item I give unto my Daughter Miriam Easton one Cow.

Item I give unto my Daughter Deborah Allen one cow. I give unto my Daughter Mary Allen one Cow.

Item I give unto my Daughter Hassadyah Allen one Cow to be Delivered unto the said Hassahdiah when she Comes to the age of Eighteen Years of Aged.

Item I give unto my Son Mathew [sic] Allen one Cow & to be Delivered unto the Said Mathew [sic] at the age of one & twenty years.

And all the Rest & Residue of my Personal Estate Goods & Chattells whatso Ever [sic] I Doe [sic] give & bequeath unto my Lovenig [sic] wife Sarah Allen My full & Sole Exeratrise [sic] of this my last will & Testament. Also I Doe [sic] Desire Henry Tabor John Russel and Nathaniel Howland Ederatrises [sic] where & when she stands in Need.

In witness whereof I have sett [sic] my hand this Seventh Day of February in the year one thousand Six hundred Eighty Eight.

Signed and Sealed in the pressence [sic] of John Russell, Thomas Taber, Val Hudleston; Mathew [X mark] Allen [Seal]

(Posted at

  1. 1046. MacDonald, Jak (jacmac43 -@-, “Descendants of George Allen of England and Sandwich,”, Viewed 7/20/2007.

    Passenger list shows Matthew as age 6, and list of 16 and over men able to bear arms from 1643 shows him (generally thought to be more accurate)

  2. Id.
  3.   .

    Savage's: MATTHEW, Sandwich 1643, s. of George the first of the same, liv. later at Dartmouth, there (as I learn from the Quaker rec.) by w. Sarah (whose surname was Kirby), m. June 1 1657, had Dorothy, b. 8 Apr. 1659; Miriam, June 1661; Deborah, May 1663; Samuel, Feb. 1666; Mary, Nov. 1668; Ahazadiah, not s. 27 Apr. 1671; and Matthew, 10 June 1677.