NameJames ALLEN
Birth1636, Braintree, Norfolk Co, MA [564]
Death25 Jul 1714, Tisbury, Dukes, MA [192]
Death Memoage 78
BurialWest Tisbury Village Cem, Dukes, MA
FatherSamuel Allen (1596-1669)
MotherAnn Whitmore (~1605-1641)
Marriage1662, Braintree, Norfolk Co, MA
SpouseElizabeth PARTRIDGE
Birthabt 1644, Duxbury, Plymouth, MA
Death7 Aug 1722, Tisbury, Dukes, MA [192]
BurialWest Tisbury Village Cem, Dukes, MA
FatherGeorge PARTRIDGE (1617-<1695)
MotherSarah TRACY (1623-<1708)
Birth14 Aug 1663, Sandwich, Barnstable, MA [202]
Christen3 Aug 1701, Barnstable, Barnstable, MA [564]
Death24 Feb 1709/1710, Marthas Vineyard, Dukes, MA [194]
BurialOld Burying Gr, Falmouth, Barnstable, Mass
Marriage7 Dec 1683, Barnstable, Barnstable Co, MA [194]
Birth22 Dec 1665, Sandwich, Barnstable, MA [202]
Deathaft 1 May 1725
Marriage26 Apr 1685, Duxbury, Plymouth Co, MA [677, Vol 88:258]
3 FAbigail Allen
Birth28 Dec 1667, Sandwich, Barnstable, MA [202]
SpouseSamuel Seabury
Marriage13 Dec 1688, Duxbury, Plymouth, MA [200]
4 FRuth Allen
Birth1670, Tisbury, Dukes Co, MA [672]
Death22 Jun 1738, Brewster, Barnstable Co, MA [672]
SpouseEdward Bangs
Marriage14 Apr 1698, Eastham, Barnstable Co, MA [1000]
5 MEbenezer Allen
Birth1 Mar 1672, Tisbury, Dukes, MA [1001]
SpouseRebecca Russell
Marriage14 Apr 1698, Chilmark, Dukes, MA [1001]
6 MJames Allen
Birth1674, Of Chilmark, MA
Death14 Feb 1723/4, Chilmark, Dukes, MA [199]
Death MemoAge 50
SpouseMary Bourne
MarriageMartha Vineyard, Dukes, MA
7 MIchabod Allen
Birth1676, Tisbury, Dukes Co, MA [1001]
Deathaft 1729, of Tisbury, Dukes, MA
SpouseElizabeth Belcher
Marriage25 Dec 1701, Braintree, Norfolk Co, MA [1001]
SpouseElizabeth Symands
Marriage7 Jul 1715, Chilmark, Dukes, MA [1001]
SpouseElizabeth Mayhew? Clifford
Marriage4 Nov 1728, Chilmark, Dukes, MA [199]
8 MSamuel Allen
Birthabt 1678, Tisbury, Dukes, MA
Death10 Jul 1755, Chilmark, Dukes, MA [199]
SpouseMary Tilton
Marriage1703, Chilmark, Dukes, MA
9 MJohn Allen
Birthabt 1682, Tisbury, Dukes, MA
Death17 Oct 1767, Chilmark, Dukes, MA [199]
SpouseMargaret Holmes
Marriage1 Mar 1716, Chilmark, Dukes, MA [199]
10 MJoseph Allen
Birth1686, Tisbury, Dukes, MA [192]
Death10 Mar 1726/7, Tisbury, Dukes, MA [192]
SpousePatience Bourne
MarriageTisbury, Dukes, MA
11 FSarah Allen
Birth1687, Tisbury, Dukes, MA [1001]
Deathaft 1712
SpouseJosiah Luce
Marriage1703, Tisbury, Dukes, MA [1001]
12 MBenjamin Allen
Birth1689, Tisbury, Dukes Co, MA [1001]
Death1754, Cape Elizabeth, NJ
SpouseElizabeth Crocher
Marriage5 Apr 1712
Notes for James ALLEN
James was an original proprietor of Tisbury, on Martha’s Vineyard, and was one of only two of those proprietors who remained as a settler. He married about 1662, possibly in Braintree if that’s where he’s fron. His first three children are recorded at Sandwich, from 1663 to 1667. He probably met James Skiffe and other Martha’s Vineyard proprietors in Sandwich. “Takemmy” was purchased from the Indians in the summer of 1669.

No more children are recorded at Sandwich after that, and James became one of the largest landholders on the Vineyard. He lived in Tisbury for about 20 years before moving to Chilmark. He began purchasing a large estate there in 1677, and moved there sometime before 1687. The estate eventually amounted to more than 250 acres. He gave the land to his sons Ebenezer, Samuel and Ichabod before his death, and did not leave a will.

James did not have many public offices, but he was prominent through his holdings in the area. He was the first to serve as a justice of the King’s Bench who was not related to the powerful Mayhew family. He held this position for six years or so. [1078]

In March 1699, James received 5 lots in what appears to be a re-division of lots granted in Tisbury in 1678, 1 with Israel Luce, 1 with John Manter, and 3 by himself. He was also involved in surveying the areas. (Records of Tisbury, where James' last mention is in 1704)

Banks also says James is the son of Samuel of Braintree, who died in 1669 and named son James in will.

Savage’s: JAMES, Sandwhich, perhaps s. of George the first, had Amey, b. 22 Dec. 1665; and Abigail, 28 Sept. 1667, and prob. sev. others, yet it may be that some were b. after rem. to Tisbury, had w. Elizabeth and d. 20 July 1714, aged 77, leav. many descend.
Notes for Elizabeth PARTRIDGE
Named as Elizabeth Allin in her mother's will.
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