Deceased
Deceased
(Bef 1679-Bef 1713)
ALLEN, John*
(1694-1771)

 

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Spouses/Children:
COX, Amy*

ALLEN, John* 300,301,327,1120

  • Born: 3 Aug 1694, Ireland 325,1742
  • Marriage: COX, Amy* in Mar 1719 in Centre Mtg, New Castle County, Delaware Colony
  • Died: 16 Sep 1771, London Grove, Chester County, Pennsylvania Colony 325
  • Buried: London Grove Cemetery, Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States 305
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bullet  Birth Notes:

John Allen (referred to as John Allen I in this source), s/o John Allen of Dublin, b 8m-3-1694 in Ireland, d 9m-16-1771.

bullet  Burial Notes:

Church records say that John Allen was buried at London Grove FBG, London Grove Twp, Pa. However, a thorough search of the cemetery reveals no marker with his name.

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bullet  Noted events in his life were:

1. Occupation: Mason Or Bricklayer, Bef 1713, Ireland. 1742 Young John Allen was a mason or bricklayer in Ireland.

2. Residence, 17 Jan 1713, Dublin, Ireland. 1743 1712/13-1m-17 John Allen received a certificate of removal from Dublin Friends Mtg in Ireland. A copy shows that he was "convinced of truth in this City of Dublin". In other words, he was convinced of the rightness of the cause of Friends and became a member. Also, we know John had at least two children, because the certificate states the meeting was "concerned for his children". This certificate was found in a search by the Genealogical Office in Dublin, and confirmed by the Society of Friends Library, Dublin.

This is the transcript of the Certificate of Transference, or Removal, with spelling and punctuation as shown in the copy in the source: "To Friends in Pensilvania or Elsewhere to whose hands this may come -- Dear Friends, With the Salutation of Truth and unfeigned love in the fellowship or the Gospeel, we hereby acquaint you that the bearer here of John Allen being the son of John Allen who was convinced of Truth in this Citty of Dublin and Friends was concerned -- for his children after his death to preserfe them in the way of Truth and this Lad served his Father in his Father's lifetime and afterwards wrought with a Friend in this citty in the same Trade that his father was of that is a Mason and Bricklayer and by him we are informed that he is a good workman and an honest young man and we hear nothing but that he behaved himself both when in his Masters Service and before orderly being of a quiet Temper and pretty (in the sense of good or nice) innocent conversation. And Friends paid his passage for him in hopes he will pay them again when he can and upon enquiry we do not find but he is clear from all women here on account of marriage. So we having been concerned for his Education and preservation in the Truth we recommend him to your tender care and remaine your loving Friends -- Signed by order of (unknown) meeting held in Dublin the 17th of the 1st mo. 1712/13."

3. Emigration: From Ireland to PA, 1713. 1742 John Allen migrated from Dublin to Chester County, PA in 1713, after his father died. He was a Quaker. His certificate of transference from Dublin was presented to Newark Monthly Meeting of Friends on 2m-3-1713.

4. Residence, 3 Feb 1713, Newark Mtg, New Castle County on Delaware, Pennsylvania Colony. 1742 John Allen presented his certificate of transference from Dublin to Newark Monthly Meeting of Friends on 2m-3-1713.

5. Residence, 3 Feb 1713, Newark Mtg, New Castle County on Delaware, Pennsylvania Colony. 1744 John Allen, from Ireland, received at Newark/Kennett MM 2m-3-1713 (History of Chester County, p463).

6. Property, Cir 1713, London Grove Twp, Chester County, Pennsylvania Colony. 1742,1745 John Allen purchased a 63 acre tract of land in London Grove Township, where he built a grist mill.

The John Allen grist mill was one of the earliest mills, according to "The History of Chester County" by Futhey and Cope. The people that lived there on the land [when Lester M. Allen visited] said the old mill was standing until about 1915 when it burned.

7. Story, Cir 1713, London Grove Twp, Chester County, Pennsylvania Colony. 1746 A copy of a map showing the location of John Allen's land is shown in the Allen book. The original is in "Two Hundredth Anniversary of London Grove Meeting 1714-1914." The land is located on the London Grove side of the border of London Grove and New Garden, adjoining the land of Shadrack Scarlet, Joseph Sharp, Jeremiah Starr, and Evan Evans.

8. Property, 1719, New Garden Twp, Chester County, Pennsylvania Colony. 1742 John Allen purchased a 200 acres in New Garden from Thomas Garnett, which was part of 500 acres previously granted to Garnett by Evan Evans.

9. Appearance in Document, 26 Mar 1739, Chester County, Pennsylvania Colony. 298 At an orphans court held at Chester ye 26th day of March 1739 ... Samll Scarlett, Alice Scarlett, and Phebe Scarlett three of ye children of Shadrack Scarlett late of London Grove deceased prays to be admitted to Chuse their Guardians wch is allowed of and they nominate and make choice of Matthew Scarlett and John Allen [maybe this one] to be their Guardians who are thereupon admitted and the Court nominates and appoints Michal Lightfoot and Nathanl Jonson to be Guardians for ye two youngest children Shadrach and Ann who are admitted and confirmed.

10. Appearance in Document, 28 May 1740, Chester County, Pennsylvania Colony. 298 At an orphans court held at Chester ye 28th day of May 1740 ... John Allen [maybe this one] and Nathanl Scarlett Admrs of the Estate of Shadrach Scarlett and Guardians to Some of ye Children having peticoned this Court Setting forth that Some time ago Mickle Lightfoot and Nathan Jenkins was appointed Guardians to Ann Scarlett and Shadrach Scarlett two of the youngest Children of ye deced but they refusing to accept of sd Guardianship prays that the Court wod be pleased to nominate Some other persons in their Stead Whereupon the Court nominates and appoints the sd John Allen and Nathanl Scarlett to be Guardians to ye afd Children who are Minors and are hereby Admitted and Confirmed.

11. Appearance in Document, 12 Sep 1740, London Grove Mtg, Chester County, Pennsylvania Colony. 300 John Allen attended the marriage of John Allen and Phebe Scarlet

12. Appearance in Document, 18 Apr 1741, New Garden Mtg, Chester County, Pennsylvania Colony. 301 John Allen (records show him in position where father traditionally signs) was present at the wedding of Alexander Mode and Rebecca Allen on 18-4m-1741.

13. Appearance in Document, 19 Mar 1743, New Garden Mtg, Chester County, Pennsylvania Colony. 327 John Allen is in attendance at wedding of Philip Ward and Emey Allen

14. Appearance in Document, 8 Nov 1752, New Garden Mtg, Chester County, Pennsylvania Colony. 324 Jno. Allen is a witness at the wedding of Simon Dixon and Elisabeth Allen.

15. Appearance in Document, 17 Jan 1754, New Garden Mtg, Chester County, Pennsylvania Colony. 322 Jno Allen is present at marriage of Moses Fraizer and Mary Allen.

16. Appearance in Document, 13 Nov 1755, New Garden Mtg, Chester County, Pennsylvania Colony. 302 Jno. Allen is a witness at wedding of Joseph Allen and Deborah Hill.

17. Appearance in Document, 27 Oct 1756, East Caln Mtg, Chester County, Pennsylvania Colony. 303 John Allen was in attendance at the wedding of William Chandler and Rebeckah Allen Mode.

18. Appearance in Document, 20 Dec 1764, New Garden Mtg, Chester County, Pennsylvania Colony. 1120 John Allen is a witness at the wedding of Benjamin Allen and Hannah Greenfield.

19. Will, 7 Dec 1769, London Grove Twp, Chester County, Pennsylvania Colony. 316 The will of John Allen, dated 12m-7-1769, identifies him as "of the Township of London Grove", mentions wife Amy Allen, son William Allen (receives the 63 acre plantation "on which I now dwell" in London Grove and part of 200 acre tract in New Garden), son John Allen (deceased, had previously built a home on the 200 acre tract), son Joseph, son Benjamin (receives part of the 200 acre tract), daughter Elizabeth Dixon, daughter Phebe Thompson, grandchild William Moode, grandchild Emey Moode, grandchild Ruth Moode, grandchild Hannah Moode, granddaughter Elizabeth Ward, grandson Thomas Ward, grandson Phillip Ward, grandson John Fraizer, son-in-law William Chandler, daughter Rebecka wife of William Chandler, and son John Allen's children Hannah, Amy, Ann, John, and Samuel. Property mentioned is furniture, orchard, bay mare, cow, saw mill, and a corn or grist mill. Witnessed by Samuel Sharp, David England, and Lewis Lemert.

20. Religion: Quaker.

21. Story. 1744 Sample of signature shown in source.


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John* married Amy* COX, daughter of Family COX and Unknown, in Mar 1719 in Centre Mtg, New Castle County, Delaware Colony. (Amy* COX was born in 1698 325 and died on 13 Sep 1778 325.)

bullet  Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Appearance in Document, 14 Jan 1719, New Garden Mtg, Chester County, Pennsylvania Colony. 1742 1-14-1718/19 John Allen requests a certificate to Center Meeting to marry Ami Cocks.

2. Marriage Banns, 4 Feb 1719, Newark Mtg, New Castle County on Delaware, Pennsylvania Colony. 1742 2-4-1719 John Allen and Amy Cox announce marriage intentions.

3. Marriage Banns, 2 Mar 1719, Newark Mtg, New Castle County on Delaware, Pennsylvania Colony. 1742 3 Mo. 2 1719 John Allen and Amy Cox announce marriage intentions the second time.

4. Marriage Notice, Mar 1719, Centre Mtg, New Castle County, Delaware Colony. 1742 John married Amy Cox in third month 1719, probably at Center Friends Meeting in Delaware.

5. Appearance in Document, 6 Apr 1719, Newark Mtg, New Castle County on Delaware, Pennsylvania Colony. 1742 4-6-1719 John Allen and Amy Cox reported married.




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