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George Allen and Katherine Starkes

George ALLEN. [Familytree].
Born in 1578 or 1611 at Weymouth, Dorset, England; son of John ALLEN. He took the oath of fidelity before he left England.

He married Katherine STARKES on 26 October 1592.

He was a man of good standing among the Puritans, even though he was an Anabaptist. Brown (see Source 2, pg. 262) says that six of his children were among the earliest who embraced the principles of the Friends (Quakers), whose beliefs were close to the Anabaptists. He built a house in 1646 at Spring Hill that measured 18 feet by 23 feet and was two stories high. He soon added a lean-to onto the west end of it for a kitchen. He also added an addition onto the south side up to the first story, with a lean-to roof, known as the "salt box" style, with a cellar underneath. This house lasted through many generations.

The Indian title to the lands in Sandwich, Massachusetts was purchased by William Bradford and his partners of the old Plymouth Company in 1637 for 16 pounds, 19 shillings, payable in comodities. On 24 January 1648 they assigned their rights to Edmund Freeman. On 26 February 1648 he assigned his rights to George Allen, John Vincent, William Newland, Robert Bodfish, Anthony Wright, and Richard Bourne; a committee of the proprietors of the town of Sandwich.

He died 2 MAY 1648 in Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts. In his will he mentioned 9 children.

Katherine STARKES.
Born on 7 October 1576 Tickenham, Somerset, England.

She married George ALLEN on 26 October 1592.

She died on 5 November1624 Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

CHILDREN of George ALLEN and Katherine STARKES:


George Allen and Katherine Starkes
Samuel Allen and Ann
Obadiah Allen and Elizabeth Sanford
John Allen and Mary Howe
Ephraim Allen and Elizabeth Chilson
John Ephraim Allen and Sarah Edmonds
John Edmond Allen and Pamela Perry
Orval Morgan Allen [note that we are not directly related to Orval, but he married, as his third wife, our ancestor Elizabeth Ann Burkett].

Through Elizabeth Ann Burkett:
Elizabeth Ann Burkett and William Washington Williams
Lydia Powell Ferrin and George William Washington Williams 
George William Williams and Harriett Thurston 
Minnie Williams and Clive Vernon Tenney 
Mildred Ella Tenney and Glenn Russell Handy 
Deborah Lee Handy and Rodney Allen Morris