Allyn, àjohn, Hartford, s. of Matthew, b. in Eng. m. 19 Nov. 1651, Ann,
d. of Henry Smith of Springfield, gr.d. of William Pynchon, had Ann, b.
18 Aug. 1654; Mary, 3 Apr. 1657; Margaret, 29 July 1660; Rebecca, 2 Mar.
1665, d. young; Martha, 27 Juy 1667; and Eliz. 1 Dec. 1669. By sec. w.
Hannah, d. of George Lamberton, wid. of Samuel Welles of Wethersfield, I
suppose, he had no ch. He was many yrs. Secr. of the Col. after 1657,
when he was lieut. rose to be col. an Assist. in 1662, and many yrs. fol.
and of the Counc. under Sir Edmund Andros in 1687, and d. 6 Nov. 1696,
leav. large est. to the five ds. Ann m. 1676, as his sec. w. Joseph
Whiting of Hartford; Mary m. 6 Oct. 1686, Col. William Whiting; Margaret
m. a. 1684, William Southmayd of Middletown, as his sec. w. Martha m.
Aaron Cooke the third; and Eliz. m. 21 Dec. 1704, as his sec. w.
Alexander Allen of Windsor; and next John Gardiner of Gardiner's isl.
Increase Mather includes, in his Relat. of Ind. Wars, the Account of the
troubles preced. an during that with the Pequots, writ. by Allyn, filling
19 of his pages. JOHN, New London, only s. of Robert, m. 24 Dec. 1668,
Eliz. d. of John Gager, had Eliz. b. 24 Dec. 1669; and Robert, a. mid. of
Sept. 1671. He had helped in the settlem. of Norwich, but after d. of his
f. went to N. L. there d. 1709. JOHN, Barnstable, s. of Thomas, m. Mary
Howland, had John, b. 3 Apr. 1671; Mary, 5 Aug. 1675, d. young; Matthew,
6 Aug. 1677, d. young; Isaac, 8 Nov. 1679; and he rem. with his fam.
à*MATTHEW, Cambridge 1632, was perhaps s. of Samuel of Chelmsford, Co.
Essex, freem. 4 Mar. 1635, rep. at March Gen. Ct. 1636, rem. prob. next
yr. to Hartford, thence in few yrs. to Windsor, for wh. he was rep. 1648
to 57, Assist. 1658 to 67, and chos. Commissr. for Unit. Col. 1660 and 4,
d. 1671. His ch. were all prob. b. in Eng. John, Thomas, and Mary, wh. m.
11 June 1646, Benjamin Newberry, and his will of 30 Jan. 1671 names these
and the gr.ch. Mary, d. of Newberry. Common. in his autogr. the name has
y, but high authorty assures me, that it is not always so; and in the
rec. and print. books, it is nearly as often seen with e as without.
OBADIAH, Middletown, propound. for freem. Oct. 1672, adm. next yr. m. 28
Oct. 1669, Eliz. d. of Thomas Sanford of Milford, had Obadiah, b. 20
Sept. 1670; Thomas, 20 Sept. 1672, d. in few wks. Thomas, again, 27 Sept.
1673; Mary, 15 Sept. 1675; Ann, 12 Sept. 1677; Thankful, 8 Sept. 1679;
Samuel, 15 Mar. 1684; and John, 27 Sept. 1686; was deac. and d. 7 Apr.
1712. Prob. he was neph. of the first Thomas, and the descend. have
generally chang. the spell. to Allen. ROBERT, Salem, 1637, adm. of the
ch. 15 May 1642, had John, and [p.44] Sarah there bapt. Sunday foll. and
Mary, 19 Nov. 1648; in 1651 rem. to New London, and to the then adjoin.
town of Norwich at its first settlem. 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, where 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. *SAMUEL, Barnstable, s.
of Thomas of the same, m. 10 May 1664, Hannah, d. of Rev. Thomas Walley,
had Thomas, b. 22 Mar. 1665; Samuel, 19 Jan. 1667; Joseph, 7 Apr. 1671;
Hannah, 4 Mar. 1673; and Eliz. 26 Nov. 1681, wh. d. at 17 yrs. was rep.
three yrs. 1682-4. His w. d. 23 Oct. 1711, and he d. 25 Nov. 1726.
*THOMAS, Wethersfield 1636, not migrat. from Watertown, for Bond has not
nam. him, was br. of Matthew, with wh. he had extraord. controvers. in
the law, as is fairly infer. from Trumbull's Col. Rec. I. 211, was made
freem. 1652, rep. 1656; and soon after d. as might be conclud. from not
seeing his name as rep. in any yr. subseq. nor in the list of freem. for
that town 1669; yet he may have rem. to Middletown, as no list o that
sort is found from that place in Trumbull, and one of the name there was
deac. wh. d. 16 Oct. 1688, having had no ch. but leav. wid. Martha,
perhaps, wh. had been wid. of Roger Jepson, and d. 1690. She calls, in
her will, Obadiah A. of M. cousin. Y. not e is seen in his last syl. tho.
in his bapt. rec. Apr. 1604 (if he were s. of Samuel of Chelmsford Co.
Essex), the spell. is the other way. THOMAS, Barnstable, had Samuel, b.
10, bapt. 18 Feb. 1644; John, bapt. 27 Sept. 1646; and Mehitable, bapt.
26 Nov. 1648; and he d. Nov. 1680, at gr. age. Mehitable m. 1 June 1667,
Samuel Annable of the same. His first w. was nam. Winifred; the sec. was
a wid. but surnames are not found. THOMAS, Windsor, s. of Matthew of the
same, perhaps b. in Eng. m. Oct. 1658, Abigail, d. of Rev. John Warham,
had John, b. 17 Aug. 1659, wh. d. young; Matthew, 5 Jan. 1661; Thomas, 11
Mar. 1663; John, again, 1665; Samuel, 3 Nov. 1667; Jane, 22 July 1670;
Abigail, 17 Oct. 1672; Sarah, 13 July 1674; Esther, 29 Jan. 1676; and
Benjamin, 1680. He was made freem. 1659, and esteem. in the milit. serv.
in wh. he rose to be capt. and d. 14 Feb. 1696. THOMAS, Windsor, s. of
the pre*ed. m. 1686, Martha, sec. d. of Simon Wolcott, wh. d. 7 Sept. of
next yr. and in any other particul. nothing is kn. WILLIAM, Stonington,
had John, George, Jane, and Eliz. to wh. on his d. 7 Sept. 1671, he left
his prop. speak. of his w. as if she liv. near Barnstaply in Devonsh. For
the deficiencies of this article, and the difficulty of determin. betw.
Allyn, and Allen, and [p.45] Allyne, or Alleyne, I must confess, that,
after long research, satisfact. is unattain. in sev. cases, so many
individ. have, perhaps capricious. at various times, writ. their fam.
names in differ. ways.--
source: Genealogical Dict. of New England Settlers