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WILLIAM ALLEN (d. 1686) of Salisbury
William Allen died on 18 Jun 1686. [Ref][Ref] He married first Ann Goodale. [Ref][Ref] She died the last of May 1678. [Ref] He married second Alice, the widow of John Roper and of John Dickison. [Ref] "A widow Alice d. 1 April, 87, perhaps second wife". [Ref]
William was a carpenter in Salisbury in 1649. [Ref] He was in Boston in 1649. [Ref] He was a house carpenter of Salisbury in 1656. [Ref]
A William Allen is on an 18 May 1642 list of freemen. [Ref] William is on a list of the original inhabitants of Salisbury from a town meeting on 3 (12) 1650. [Ref]
On 9 (2) 1650 William was sworn constable of Salisbury. [Ref]
William was sued at the 14 (2) 1668 Salisbury court by Moses Bradstreet and Nathaniel Elithorpe for trespassing. Initially, he was successfully defended by his son-in-law Peter Ayer, but on review the court found for the plaintiffs. [Ref]
Children of William Allen and Ann Goodale. Their births are given in [Ref][Ref].
HANNAH ALLEN (1642 - 1729)
Parents: William Allen and Ann Goodale
Hannah Allen was born on 17 (4) 1642. [Ref][Ref] She died on 22 Dec 1729. [Ref] She married Cornet Peter Ayer on 8 Oct 1659 in Salisbury. [Some references say 1 Nov but the town records say 8 Oct. These records are torn and Hannah's first name is missing, as is the year, which I suppose is inferred from the location in the records.] [Ref][Ref][Ref][Ref] She did not remarry after Peter's death. [Ref]
Dow, George Francis, Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County, Essex Institute, 1911
Savage, James, A Genealogical Dictionary of The First Settlers of New England, Before 1692.
Editors, "Ayer Genealogy," Essex Antiquarian, 4, 1900.
Brown, Asa W., "Early Settlers of Salisbury, Mass.," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 7, 1853, 311-314; 8, 1854, 79-82, 157-162.
Coffin, Joshua, "Early Settlers of Essex and Old Norfolk," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 6, 1852, 205-206.
Cutter, William Richard, Genealogical and Family History of the State of Connecticut: A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of a Commonwealth and the Founding of a Nation, New York: Lewis Publishing co., 1911.
Mr. Thornton, "Original Settlers of Salisbury, MA," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 3;55.