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Anderson, in The Great Migration Begins, speculates he may be the
brother of William Allen of Salem and Manchester: "probably the brother
of Robert Allen of Salem, Manchester and New London (based on joint grant
of land on 25 January 1642/43, and the simultaneous residence in Manchester
[see Granberry 146 and Essex Ant 2:135]." (TGMB, p 35).
Immigration: By 1636. It's unknown if he had his family on immigration, or came single. Although we do not have any firm evidence of when his children are born, they are all thought to have been born in America, so it is possible he came single and married in the New World.
Residences: Salem, 1636 > New London, Conn 1651
Occupation: I've not seen him associated with a trade. Likely landowner, stockraiser, farmer.
Spouse: Sarah, identity, birth and death data unknown. Probably mother of all of his children. Survived Robert.
Savage, New England Dictionary
of First Settlers: "Allyn, Robert, Salem, 1637, adm.
of the ch. 15 May 1642, had John, and Sarah there bapt. Sunday foll. and
Mary, 19 Nov. 1648; in 1658 rem. to New London, and to the then adjoin.
town of Norwich at its first set-tlem. 1659; but, high as is her authority
on such a point, I hesitate to adopt Miss Caulkins's opin. that, intermed.
betw. Salem and New London, he was of Saybrook. Tho. honor. with the office
of constable at Norwich 1669, he went back to N. L. and there d. 1683,
were part of his farm preserves in the harbor the name of Allyn's point.
Other ch. beside those at Salem he had, as Hannah and Deborah, both prob.
at N. L. Sarah m. 17 Feb. 1659, George Geer; Hannah m. Thomas Rose; and
Deborah was unm. at d. of f."
Extracts from The History of New London, Connecticut (also includes references to Backus, Geer, Knight, Read, Rose, and Seabury).
All of Thomas Rose's Notable Kin are also Allyn's, through his wife, Sarah Allyn.
The Great Migration Begins, Robert Charles Anderson, 1995, Pg. 31 and 534, both presumed to refer to another Robert Allen.
The Great Migration Begins, Robert Charles Anderson, 1995, Pg. 31-35, gives a sketch of William Allen, who he concludes was a brother to our Robert: "..based on joint grant of land on 25 January 1642/3, and simultaneous residence in Manchester [see Grandberry 146 and Essex Ant 2:315]"
Genealogy of the Geer Family, Walter Geer, Contains the history and genealogy of the Geer family of Connecticut. New York. 1914. The Geers represent a main branch from the first generation, plus several more marriages downstream in the Allyn family. This book is on-line at genealogylibrary.com.
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The Great Migration Begins, which lists all immigrants for which
documentation has been found as being in the colonies by the end of 1633,
lists a Robert Allen. This Robert Allen was a bit of a rascal, having committed
adultery, he was: ".... whipped, & banished, never to return again,
upon pain of death." This happened in Marblehead, Mass. Note that Marblehead
is across a bay, and not to distant from, Salem, Mass. Manchester is on
the other side of Salem, north up the coast maybe 5-10 miles. At the end
of his sketch, the author, Robert Charles Anderson states:
There is one other reference to a Robert Allen in the TGMB, pg. 534,
which describes a Robert Allen who was convicted of receiving stolen silver
and sentenced to be whipped on lecture day and ordered to serve his master
an extra month (no time period given). This, again, appears to have occurred
in Marblehead, and I am presuming is the other Robert Allen.
Descendants of Robert Allyn
1 Robert Allyn 1609 - 1683 b in Poss
Manchester, Lancastershire, England
.. +Sarah (____) 1620 - 1683 b in England
........... 2 John Allyn 1640 - 1709 b
in Salem, Essex Co, Mass
............... +Elizabeth Gager 1649 - 1690 b in New London, New London, Conn
........... *2nd Wife of John Allyn:
............... +Hester Allen 1647 - b in Prob Conn
........... 2 Sarah Allyn 1642 - 1723 b in Salem, Essex Co, Mass
............... +George Geer 1621 - 1726 b in Heavitree, Devonshire, England
........... 2 Mary Allyn 1648 - b in Salem, Essex Co, Mass
............... +Thomas Park 1648 - b in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut
........... 2 Hannah Allyn 1658 - 1746 b in New London, New London Co, Conn
............... +Thomas Rose 1660 - 1743 b in Poss New London, Conn
........... 2 Deborah Allyn 1660 - b in Salem, Mass or New London, New London Co, Conn
............... +John Gager 1647 - 1691
1 Robert Allyn 1609 - 1683 b in Poss
Manchester, Lancastershire, England
.... +Sarah (____) 1620 - 1683 b in England
2 Hannah Allyn 1658 - 1746 b in New London, New London Co, Conn
...... +Thomas Rose 1660 - 1743 b in Poss New London, Conn
... 3 Deborah Rose 1689 - 1770 b in Preston, New London Co, Conn
......... +Samuel Partridge 1687 - 1744 b in Duxbury, Plymouth Colony, Mass
..... 4 Hannah Partridge 1712 - 1742 b in Preston, New London Co, Conn
........... +Daniel Baldwin I 1705 - b in Canterbury, Windham Co, Conn
........ 5 Daniel Baldwin II 1731 - 1816 b in Norwich, New London Co, Conn
.............. +Anna 'Hannah' Knight 1735 - 1809 b in Norwich, New London Co, Conn
........... 6 Elijah Baldwin 1756 - 1841 b in Windham or Mansfield, Conn
................. +Polly 'Patty' Richardson 1768 - 1812 b in Poss Vermont, ?
............. 7 Ezra Baldwin 1805 - 1892 b in Dover, Vermont
................... +Lydia Eaton 1810 - 1872 b in Dover, Vermont
Kansas Pioneers in 1870 - See Story of their trip to Kansas >>
................ 8 Henry Gilbert Baldwin
1836 - 1894 b in Dover, Windham Co, Vermont
...................... +Eleanor Serepta Fisher 1843 - 1924 b in Marlboro, Windham Co, Vermont
.................. 9 Arthur Willis Baldwin 1876 - 1961 b in Near Ada, Fountain Twp, Ottawa Co, Kans
........................ +Inez Evangeline Hallock 1886 - 1976 b in Near Milo, Lincoln Co, Kans
The Town of Essex Web Site, on Cape Ann, has some interesting history and information on the area.
The Magnolia, Mass page specifically mentions Reverend Blynman and the first 40 settlers, has some history of the area, and more links to Cape Ann sites.
Page includes notes on the Coite ancestor about the Blynman party and
its settlement of New London. If that specific page doesn't work try the
Home Page, a Mallett
Genealogy Page and retry through the front door index.
There is a Matthew Allyn on the list of Settlers to Windsor, CT before 1640. No known connection to our Robert Allyn, although he has an unspecified relationship with William Spencer (or his wife was related to William Spencer's wife...)
The Joyner Page has Robert Allyn and Hannah
This New England Page has a bunch of our Allyn/Allen's.
The Grampa Page also has a bunch of our Allyn's. The Home Page is Ann's Family and Genealogy and History Page.
The Cape Cod Genealogy has a large Allen database. This page started with a study of Allen genealogy and has grown from that. Richardson Allen has some research notes posted on that page.
Descendant Register of Christopher Avery - An Avery branch is a good-sized branch of our Allyn family.
Richardson Allen's Research Comments on various Allen Genealogy Issues and Problems
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