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WILLIAM ALLEN (d. 1686) of Salisbury
William Allen died on 18 Jun 1686. [Ref][Ref] He married first Ann Goodale. [Ref][Ref] She died the last of May 1678. [Ref] He married second Alice, the widow of John Roper and of John Dickison. [Ref] "A widow Alice d. 1 April, 87, perhaps second wife". [Ref]
William was a carpenter in Salisbury in 1649. [Ref] He was in Boston in 1649. [Ref] He was a house carpenter of Salisbury in 1656. [Ref]
A William Allen is on an 18 May 1642 list of of freemen. [Ref] William is on a list of the original inhabitants of Salisbury from a town meeting on 3 (12) 1650. [Ref]
On 9 (2) 1650 William was sworn constable of Salisbury. [Ref]
William was sued at the 14 (2) 1668 Salisbury court by Moses Bradstreet and Nathaniel Elithorpe for trespassing. Initially, he was successfully defended by his son-in-law Peter Ayer, but on review the court found for the plaintiffs. [Ref]
Children of William Allen and Ann Goodale. Their births are given in [Ref][Ref].
HANNAH ALLEN (1642 - 1729)
Parents: William Allen and Ann Goodale
Hannah Allen was born on 17 (4) 1642. [Ref][Ref] She died on 22 Dec 1729. [Ref] She married Cornet Peter Ayer on 8 Oct 1659 in Salisbury. [Some references say 1 Nov but the town records say 8 Oct. These records are torn and Hannah's first name is missing, as is the year, which I suppose is inferred from the location in the records.] [Ref][Ref][Ref][Ref] She did not remarry after Peter's death. [Ref]
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Coffin, Joshua, "Early Settlers of Essex and Old Norfolk," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 6, 1852, 205-206.
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Dow, George Francis, Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County, Essex Institute, 1911
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Mr. Thornton, "Original Settlers of Salisbury, MA," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 3;55.