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Mehitable Allen

Female 1666 - Aft 1727  (> 61 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Mehitable Allen was born 20 Jan 1666, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts (daughter of Samuel Allen and Sarah Partridge); died Aft 20 Oct 1727, Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

    Mehitable married Isaac Alden 2 Dec 1685, Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts. Isaac (son of Joseph Alden and Mary Simmons) was born Bef 1667, Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died 24 Jun 1727, Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Mercy Alden was born 30 Oct 1696, Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died 12 May 1775, North Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts; was buried , Main Street Cemetery, North Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Samuel Allen was born 10 Nov 1632, Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts (son of Samuel Allen and Ann); died Bef 4 Jan 1707, East Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

    Samuel married Sarah Partridge Bef 1660. Sarah (daughter of George Partridge and Sarah Tracy) was born Abt 1639; died 30 Sep 1717, Chilmark, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Sarah Partridge was born Abt 1639 (daughter of George Partridge and Sarah Tracy); died 30 Sep 1717, Chilmark, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 2 Sep 1639, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts

    Children:
    1. 1. Mehitable Allen was born 20 Jan 1666, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died Aft 20 Oct 1727, Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Samuel Allen was born Abt 1600; died 5 Aug 1669, Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    "Guilford (among others) thought that Samuel Allen of Braintree might be a son of George [Allen, b. abt 1585], but the Samuel Allen who acted in 1656 with Henry Allen was apparently one of [that] George Allen's younger sons, and therefore too young to be Samuel of Braintree. Samuel, son of George, disappears after his deed of 1656." [The Great Migration Begins]

    Samuel married Ann Abt 1630, England. Ann died 29 Sep 1641, Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Ann died 29 Sep 1641, Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts.
    Children:
    1. 2. Samuel Allen was born 10 Nov 1632, Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts; died Bef 4 Jan 1707, East Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts.
    2. James Allen was born Abt 1636; died 25 Jul 1714, Chilmark, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.

  3. 6.  George Partridge was born 1605, England; died Between 16 Feb 1692 and 16 Oct 1695, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1613

    Notes:

    Emigrated 1635; first residence Duxbury. Tailor, yeoman, planter, husbandman.

    George married Sarah Tracy Nov 1638. Sarah (daughter of Stephen Tracy and Tryphosa Lee) was born Bef 1623, Leiden, Netherlands; died Between 28 Nov 1702 and 6 Oct 1708, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Sarah Tracy was born Bef 1623, Leiden, Netherlands (daughter of Stephen Tracy and Tryphosa Lee); died Between 28 Nov 1702 and 6 Oct 1708, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Jan 1623, Leiden, Netherlands
    • Alternate death: Bef 6 Oct 1708, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    Probably arrived, with her mother, on the Jacob in 1625.

    Children:
    1. 3. Sarah Partridge was born Abt 1639; died 30 Sep 1717, Chilmark, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.
    2. Elizabeth Partridge was born Abt 1643, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died 7 Aug 1722, Chilmark, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.
    3. Ruth Partridge was born Abt 1645, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died 30 Oct 1717, Lebanon, New London, Connecticut.


Generation: 4

  1. 14.  Stephen Tracy was born Bef 28 Dec 1596, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England (son of Stephen Tracy and Agnes Erdley); died Aft 20 Mar 1655, England.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 28 Dec 1596, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
    • Alternate birth: 28 Dec 1596, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England

    Notes:

    Emigrated 1623 from Leiden to Plymouth, on the Anne or the Little James; returned permanently to England by 1654.

    From the Find a Grave entry for Stephen Tracy:

    He was a Sayworker who came from Leiden, Holland to Plymouth Colony in 1623 in the Anne. He first settled in Plymouth, then Duxbury, and then he returned to England permanently, perhaps as early as 1643, and certainly by 1654.

    He died after 20 Mar 1654/55, the date he made his will in London, calling himself "of Great Yarmouth". [...]

    In Dexter's The England and Holland of the Pilgrims, in the Oct. 15, 1622 Leiden poll tax census the Tracy family is recorded to have been living at the Zevenhuysen quarter represented as: Steven Truer, Truy Voorsta, his wife. Six months later Stephen arrived at Plymouth in April 1623, along with at least 111 others, either on the Anne or the companion Little James. These ships must have sailed from England not later than February 1622/3. Stephen's dau. Sarah was born in or near the month of Jan. 1622/3 and was a "suckling babe" when her father ventured to Plymouth.

    In the subsequent May 1623 first division of land at Plymouth, Stephen was assigned a three-acre garden parcel, composed of one acre per member of his family. The accepted assumption was the three members of Stephen's household at Plymouth in May 1623 consisted of himself, wife Triphosa and daughter Sarah, which is not the case. He was given three acres because that is what his known family consisted of in May 1623, whether actually residing at Plymouth or elsewhere. In a list of persons to who "licences to pass from England beyond the seas" were granted by England's Exchequer, on May 1, 1624 a license was granted to "Trifoza Trace, 27 years, wife of Steephen Trace resident in Laiden, to the same, also her daughter Sara Trace, 15 months old," to return to Leiden. This means only Stephen Tracy was present at Plymouth in May 1623.

    In May 1627 the Plymouth Colony made a division of its cattle into various 13 person groups by drawing, resulting in the first practical census of the inhabitants of the Plymouth Colony. The drawing was made first by those that had arrived in 1620 on the Mayflower, followed by those who arrived in 1621 on the Fortune, followed by those who had arrived in 1623 on the Anne. In this division, Stephen "Tracie", wife Triphosa and two daughters, Sarah and Rebecca, constituted the basis of the family at Plymouth. They were attached to the "tenth lott" as persons number 5, 6, 7 and 8 headed by Francis Eaton and his family.

    Stephen Tracy was elected a freeman of the Plymouth Colony Corp., had a compliment of land in the colony either by purchase or grant, served on minor civil committees and juries, and was constable of Duxbury for the year 1639. He was sworn a member of the colony's Jury of Grand Inquest on June 7, 1642, was nominated as a referee in a civil case in Sept. 1642, but then ceases to be mentioned in the first person in further records of the Plymouth Colony. He also does not appear in the colony's important August 1643 "List of those Age 16-60 Able to Bear Arms." For reasons that remain unknown it is believed Stephen was not in New England in August 1643, perhaps being in England at the time. Whether his wife Triphosa accompanied him is unknown. Whether restrained in some manner or by choice, when Stephen returned to New England he would never return to New England. He made his will at London on March 20, 1654/5.

    Stephen married Tryphosa Lee 2 Jan 1621, Leiden, Netherlands. Tryphosa was born 1596, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England; died Bef 1655, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


  2. 15.  Tryphosa Lee was born 1596, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England; died Bef 1655, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 1597
    • Alternate birth: Abt 1597, England
    • Alternate death: Bef 20 Mar 1655, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    Probably arrived, with her daughter Sarah, on the Jacob in 1625.

    From the Find a Grave entry for Tryphosa Lee:

    Triphosa (q.v. Tryphosa) Lee was b. circa 1597-8, the dau. of unknown parents. On Jan. 2, 1620/1 at Leiden, Holland (Dutch calendar; Jan. 2, 1620/1 in the English calendar), Triphosa as a "jongedochter mede uyt Engelant" (unmarried young dau. out of England) m. Stephen Tracy, a "saeywercker jongman uyt Engelant" (sayworker, young man out of England). Their eldest known child, dau. Sarah, was born by Jan. 1622/3 likely at England when Sarah's parents were preparing to sail to Plymouth, Mass. on the ships Anne and Little James. Those ships arrived at Plymouth in April 1623, but Stephen Tracy sailed without his wife and child. Triphosa and dau. Sarah stayed behind as confirmed by a license issued by England's Exchequer on May 1, 1624, which permitted Triphosa, then 27 years old, and dau. Sarah, 15 months old, to purportedly return to Leiden (see more about this in Stephen Tracy's memorial).

    Some have theorized that Triphosa is related to Bridget Lee and her brother Samuel Lee, the known children of Josephine Lee. Bridget Lee, with brother Samuel and mother Josephine as witnesses, m. in 1617 at Leiden the twice-widowed Dr. Samuel Fuller. Dr. Samuel Fuller was a passenger of the 1620 voyage of the Mayflower. Bridget's brother Samuel was betrothed to the widow Sarah Talcot at Leiden on Mar. 27, 1621, and at their marriage two weeks later (two months after the marriage of Stephen & Triphosa) Samuel's sister Bridget (Lee) Fuller was a witness as the bride's future sister-in-law. Bridget (Lee) Fuller arrived at Plymouth later in 1621 aboard the ship Fortune. Dr. Samuel Fuller d. at Plymouth in 1633, and in his 1633 will he mentions that wife Bridget was sick. If she did not survive his two young children were to be taken and raised by William and Priscilla Wright of Plymouth, not by his supposed brother-in-law Stephen Tracy. There is no record in the Plymouth Colony in which Dr. Samuel Fuller and Stephen Tracy are joined in mutual land or civil affairs, and no known descendant within three generations of Dr. Fuller married a known descendant of Stephen Tracy.

    One writer on the Stephen Tracy family claimed Triphosa was a Huguenot, or French Protestant from the region of modern Belgium, based on her surname at marriage being written by the Dutch as "Le." A surname of "Le" has no meaning as a precursor to being a French Protestant. Until the 18th century the Dutch used patronymics as surnames referring to Dutch women as the daughter of their father, or if recording a person from a different country the Dutch used the actual family name. If Triphosa had been French, writing only "Le" means her father or family's surname was completely missing.

    There are some internet sources that indicate she was a daughter of Joos Lee (of unknown Dutch ancestry) and Ann Hungerford (of English ancestry, d/o Anthony Hungerford and Bridget Shelley), and they further indicate (Mormon Church research) that Tryphosa is "sealed" to these parents. But I do not see any source data confirming this.

    Children:
    1. 7. Sarah Tracy was born Bef 1623, Leiden, Netherlands; died Between 28 Nov 1702 and 6 Oct 1708, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts.
    2. Rebecca Tracy was born Abt 1624, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died Aft 6 Mar 1689, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts.
    3. Lt. John Tracy was born 1633, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died 30 May 1718, Windham, Windham, Connecticut.