William Allen Family

Capt. William Allen
b. before 1692
d. before 11 June 1752 in Albermarle Co., VA*

1m. Hannah ?abt. 1712 in Probably New Kent County, Virginia
b. bef. 1698
d. 22 March, 1719 New Kent County, Virginia [St. Peter's Parish Vestry Book, 1684-1786]
her father: unknown     her mother: unknown

2m. Mary Hunt
b. 15 MAY 1695 in possibly Charles City County, Virginia
her father: William Hunt           her mother: Tabitha ?
her first marriage to Robert Minge
b: ABT. 1690 in "of Charles City County, Virginia"
his father: Samuel Allen (b. 1666)#
his mother: ?
Children with Hannah
Samuel Allen b. 20 SEP 1713 in St. Peter's Parish, New Kent County, Virginia d. m. Hannah ?
Judith Allen b. 16 AUG 1716 in St. Peter's Parish, New Kent County, Virginia d. m.
Hannah Allen b. 17 NOV 1717 d. 1800 Scruggs Plantation, New Kent, VA m. James Scruggs
Joyce Allen b. 29 JAN 1718/19 in St. Peter's Parish, New Kent County, Virginia d. m.

Children with Mary Hunt Minge#
Ann Allen (male) b. 19 JAN 1720/21 d. m.
William Hunt Allen b. 7 MAY 1724 d. m.
John H. Allen b. 27 MAR 1726 d. m.
Mary Allen b. 13 MAR 1726/27 d. m.
Valentine Allen# b. 29 APR 1730 Goochland, VA #
d.1 Aug 1797 Rockingham, N. C. #
m. Ann "Nancy" Arnold(b. 1738 d Feb 26, 1753#
Susanne Allen b. 8 FEB 1731/32 d. m.
George Hunt Allen b. 10 APR 1734 d. m.
Mary Allen b. 7 FEB 1737/38 d. m.
Philip Allen b. 22 MAY 1740 d. m.
*bible records of Archer Allen
#Application to Sons of the American Revolution DAR #235067

There is a good deal of debate about this facts of this family. Even though we have several documents that seem to lay out a clear lineage what I present here are the few facts that have been the basis for the research of others. Much of this comes from documents that have been recorded in the William and Mary Quarterly of  vol. 22 (1913). Data is also to be found in the Register of St. Peter's Parish, New Kent Co., Va.; Henry T. Allen, "Allen," Register of the Kentucky Historical Society 28 (1930), pp. 71-88; Norma Carter Miller and George Lane Miller, Allens of the Southern States (Baltimore, MD: Gateway Press, 1989), p. 10; and in Boddie, Historical Southern Families, vol. III. See also, Mrs. William Breckenridge Ardery, "Allen Family," from the series Early Bourbon Families published in a Bourbon Co., KY, newspaper, 1945.

1664 -

page 587.  The Co'rt upon thier view and exaiacon' of Isaac Hill serv't to Willm' Hunt, who arived into Virginia the thirteenth  of November last w'thout coven't of tyme doth adjudge him by their best guesse to be fifteene yeares of age, and to serve according to the present Law and that age; except other legall proffe be made in the onterim of his greater age to vary the same.   [Fleet. page 49]

1664-65 "Abstract. Wm Hunt is order to William Wragg for "setting up a weare for Mr. Bland." page 526 Charles City County court orders, 1664-1665.


page 616.  An Inquisicon in the behalfe of our Souvereigne Lord the King concerneing the body of Teage Carroll cast out of the River on Land at Buckland in Westover parish in Cha: Citty Com he being a passenger in the Ship call the John and Mary, Willm' Caswell the Master, after veiw of the sd Corps on the 17th day of 9 ber Anno 1664: by us John Stokes, Willm Hunt, John Hodges, Andrew Meldram, George Farley, Willm Smith, Tho Sharpe, Jno Powell, Richd Meares, Tho: Strong, Robt Cradock and Nicholas Gatley, and strict enquiry since made and evidence rec'd, wee find that the sd Teage Carrol comeing in a boat with diverse others unto the side of the aforesd Ship John and Mary, and the sd Teage and some others makeing hast to get out of the boat into the ship aforesd pressed the side of the sd boat under the water, the sd boat takeing in a great quantity of water and the sd Teage Carroll and six persons more fell into the river out of the sd boat by w'ch accident the sd Teage Carroll was drowned and by this and no other meanes came to his end w'ch wee return as our verdict.
The body of the sd Teage Carroll
was veiwed and the Jury above named
sworne on the 7th day and yeare aboves'd
by me                       Otho Southcott

The Court is adjourned to 3rd day of Feb'ry                              [Fleet.  p. 64-65]

1730 - Valentine Allen is listed as a Lieutenant Colonel for North Carolina troops in
Application to Sons of the American Revolution DAR #235067.  He served in the Militia.  "He received land for his services July 30, 1782: was paid May 20, 1784.  Rev. Army accounts - Vol.,I. p. 111, Folio 2. North Carolina Commission. "
Dates of birth and parents given as listed above. 

His children are listed by a different applicant. 
Elizabeth (Allen) mar. ---- Joyce
William Hunt Allen
Nancy Allen  b. c1759       mar.  Col. Nathaniel Seales
Valentine, Jr     "                
Patty                "                  mar.  ----      Scales
Mary                "                  mar.    1.  John Chadwell
                                                        2.  ---   Peay
Biddy               "                 mar.  ---        Hill
George              "                    
Samuel              "         
                  From Will   -    Book A. p. 204.   Rockingham Co.,   N. C.

1751- Albemarle Co., VA, Will Book A, p. 33-36.

Will of William Allen. Dated 15 August 1751. Codicil 7 November 1751.
Proven 11 June 1752. Wife: Mary. Sons: William Hunt Allen, Philip Allen, John Allen, Samuel Allen, Valentine Allen, George Allen. Grandsons: Charles Burton, William Easley. Dau.: Hannah Scruggs, wife of James Scruggs and her sons William and Finch Scruggs. Daus.: Anne Spears, Susannah Sublet, Mary Allen, Joice Chandler, Judith Burton. Wits.: Adrian Anglin, Peter Chastain, Robert Goodwin, Stephen Ford, Eliz. Jones.


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