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Isaac Allerton[1]

Male 1630 - 1702  (72 years)


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  • Name Isaac Allerton  [2
    Born 11 May 1630  Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    _FSFTID L6QT-9VQ 
    _FSLINK https://familysearch.org/tree/#view=ancestor&person=L6QT-9VQ 
    Died 25 Oct 1702  Narrow's Plantation, Cople Parish, Westmoreland Co., VA. Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • Was a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses; Lieutenant-Colonel, Virgi
      nia Militia.


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      «/b»Isaac was among nine men in the seventh class to graduate from Harvard in 1650. By 1653 he was active in his father's trading activities. Following the death of his mother (Fear) in 1633, Isaac (Jr.) was raised by his grandfather William Brewster. Brewster died in 1644 and it is not known who cared for Isaac (Jr.), who would have been 14 years old. In order to enter Harvard, Isaac (Jr.) needed to demonstrate a certain level of academic achievement and secondly, the recommendation from a prominent individual(s). Allerton (senior) had the wealth for his son's education and it is suspected that William Brewster, who had the largest library in Plymouth, provided the education and recommendation needed to be accepted in Harvard.

      Isaac (Jr.) married Elizabeth from New Haven as early as 1652. They had two children while residing in New Haven, Elizabeth (b 1653), and Isaac (b 1655). As early as 1655 Isaac Allerton (Jr.) purchased land in Northumberland Country Virginia.

      Isaac Allerton's (Jr.) wife Elizabeth died about 1660. He moved his young family to Virginia and married the widow Elizabeth Colclough about 1663. They had three children, Willoughby, Frances and Sarah, born in Virginia.

      In 1665 Isaac Allerton (Jr.) was a major in the Virginia militia and second in command to Colonel John Washington (grandfather of our first president) engaged in Indian campaigns.

      Isaac Allerton (Jr.) was a county Justice of the Peace, member of the Virginia House of Burgess 1676-7 and died in 1702 owning a 2,150-acre plantation on the Rappahanock River. Children in Isaac's (Jr.) first family returned to New Haven, married and their descendants distributed themselves throughout New England and New York. Children in Isaac's (Jr.) second family remained in Virginia, married and their descendants distributed themselves throughout Virginia.

      Sources/Citations «u»Walter S. Allerton, A History of the Allerton Family in the United States 1585 to 1885 (New York, 1900) «/u», «u»Warren M. Billings, ed., The Old Dominion in the Seventeenth Century (Williamsburg, VA: University of North Carolina Press) «/u»
    Person ID I458  Glenn Cook Family
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2015 

    Father Isaac Allerton,   b. 1586, London, Greater London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1 and 12 Feb 1659, New Haven, New Haven Colony, American Colonies Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Fear Brewster,   b. Abt 1606, Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1634, Plymouth Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 28 years) 
    Married 1626  Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F93  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Elizabeth Willoughby,   b. Abt 1635, Norfolk County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft Apr 1672  (Age ~ 37 years) 
    Married 1663  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Captain Willoughby Allerton,   b. Abt 1665, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Frances Allerton,   b. Abt 1668, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1721, Richmond, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years)
     3. Sarah Allerton,   b. Abt 1670, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1731, Wicomico, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years)
    Last Modified 13 Jan 2010 
    Family ID F238  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Elizabeth,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1652 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Allerton,   b. 27 Sep 1653, New Haven, New Haven Colony, American Colonies Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1740, New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, American Colonies Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     2. Isaac Allerton,   b. 11 Jun 1655,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 13 Jan 2010 
    Family ID F237  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S273] Janice Gnekow.

    2. [S30] "Colonial Familes in America".

    3. [S10] Family records kept by Carrie Haris nee Mabee and/or the books "Colonial Families in America', "Churchill Family in America" 1904 Boston Mass. copied by E. W. Bell; recopied by Carrie Harris.