Here is my lineage from William Allen of Manchester, MA
1.William Allen and Elizabeth Bradley 2.Samuel Allen and Sarah (Tuck?) 3.Samuel Allen and Abigail Williams 4.Jeremiah Allen and Lydia Tuck 5.Jeremiah Allen and Eunice Gardner 6.Abigail Allen and Comfort Haley (both died in Nova Scotia) 7.Comfort Haley and Rebecca Crosby 8.Joseph Edwin Haley and Matilda Weston (b. NS. d. MA) 9.Mary Etta Healey and Peter Hoogerzeil of Beverly, MA 10. Florence Etta Hoogerzeil and Arthur Treadwell Hitchings 11. Gertrude Matilda Hitchings and Stanley Elmer Allen were my grandparents
As for the Gloucester Line of Allens.They appear to be totally separate from the Manchester line, and both were started by an immigrant named William Allen.Here is my descent from this line:
1.William Allen and Ann Goodale William Allen married twice. He married Ann Goodale. Ann was the daughter of Richard Goodale and Dorothy ( ? ) Goodale. Ann died May 31, 1678. He married Alice ( ? ) Allen. Alice died April 1, 1687. William Allen came early to Newbury and thence to Salisbury, Mass. On 19 Jun 1638 in Newbury, he was granted 4 acres of planting ground on Deer Island, provided the island was not over 12 acres in all. Only 18 days before William Allen had his grant of land, an earthquake had occurred at Newbury. During the year 1639, William removed to the newly established settlement of Salisbury, and from then on it was his home. His name is found with 67 others in "the first of Original list of ye townsmen of Salisbury in ye booke of Records." On 7 Nov 1639, in the first division of lands he was granted 1 acre for a house lot, 4 acres for a planting lot, and 2 acres of meadow. He was a house carpenter by trade and was also at various times a surveyor of fences and surveyor of highways. The entire text of his will is available and it would appear from it that he died a fairly wealthy man. 2.Captain Joseph Allen and Rachel Griggs (her father was the Dr. Griggs of the witch trials) 3.Captain Jospeh Allen and Mary Coit: Joseph Allen was first a mariner, but after 1720 was a merchant.He gained wealth and much property.He had eight African slaves and one Irish servant.He became a citizen of considerable distinction, taking an active part in the town affairs of Gloucester.He was a representative of the town in the General Court for four years.His estate was appraised at 15,130 pounds (a considerable sum for the times.)He was called a "gentleman" and finally "esquire" as titles of respect. 4.William Allen and Mary Ingalls 5.Isaac Allen and Abigail Burnham 6.Joseph Allen and Judith Burnham 7.Joseph Allen and Orpha Andrews 8.Joseph Gilman Allen and Sarah Burnham Mears 9.Joseph Elmer Allen and Carrie Maude Batchelder 10. Stanley Elmer Allen and Gertrude Matilda Hitchings (my grandparents again)
Most of this line from generation #4 down lived in Essex, MA and their gravestones can be found there.The Allen house is located on the Hamilton/Essex line at Western Avenue and is still standing.
I have more information on the second group of Allens than on the first.I'd like to share it with any Allen cousins!