Isaac Allerton


Will, Unproved and Inventory


Volume 17: Isaac Allerton through Five Generations
1998. 198pp. + Index
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By all accounts, “one of the busiest and most complicated men in early New England [TMG 1:38] With extensive holdings and numerous residences, “records for Allerton may be found in virtually every colony on the Atlantic seaboard and in the Caribbean, including Newfoundland, New Netherland, New Sweden, Virginia, Barbadoes and Curacao.”[TMG 1:38]


Born about 1586, died New Haven CT, after 1 Feb 1658/9 and before 12 Feb 1658/9 (Inventory).  He married at Leiden, 4 Nov 1611 Mary Norris, “single woman” from Newbury in England.” He married at Plymouth betwen 1623 and 1627 Fear Brewster, dau. of William Brewster.  He married third Joanna Swinnerton.


Children of Isaac and Mary:


Bartholomew, b. abt 1613, came on the Mayflower and returned to England were he married first, Martha ____, and second Sarah, dau.of Benjamin Fairfax.  Four children “BARTHOLOMEW2 ALLERTON. Son of ISAAC and MARY. Born at Leiden. He returned to England, married and had children there, and was living in 1650.” [MD 2:114]


Remember, b abt 1615, married, before 6 May, 1635, Moses Maverick, who died at Marblehead,  February, 1686.


Mary, b. about 1617, m. by about 1636 Thomas Cushman, son of Robert Cushman.  A note in Bradford’s journal says she was still alive in 1690 and died Plymouth 28 Nov 1699.  Bradford also says: “And his doughter mary is maried here, & hath 4. children.”


Child, buried St. Peter’s, Leiden 5 Feb 1620 (New Style).


Stillborn son born aboard the Mayflower in Cape Cod Harbor.


Children of William and Fear


Sarah, b. Plymouth abt 1626, no further record


Isaac, b. Plymouth, say abt. 1630.  When his father removed to New Amsterdam in 1638 he remained at Plymouth with his grandfather Elder Brewster, by whom he was being educated, and graduated from Harvard College in 1650.  His will was dated October 25, 1702 and recorded in Westmoreland County, Virginia, Book 3, page 115. Proved Dec. 30, 1702.[MD 7:174-5]  He married first, Elizabeth ____., married second in Virgina about 1663 twice-widowed Elizabeth (Willloughby) (Overzee) Colclough, dau. of Capt. Thomas Willoughby.