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Isaac Allerton

Male Abt 1587 - 1659  (~ 72 years)


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  • Name Isaac Allerton  [1, 2
    Alternate birth Abt 1586  [2
    Born Abt 1587  East Bergholt, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Died Between 1 Feb 1659 and 12 Feb 1659  New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 5
    Person ID I30474  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 28 Sep 2020 

    Father Bartholomew Allerton,   b. Abt 1555,   d. Between 7 Jul 1601 and 8 Jun 1603, East Bergholt, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years) 
    Mother Mary,   b. Abt 1557,   d. Aft 8 Jun 1603  (Age ~ 46 years) 
    Married Abt 1582  [6
    Family ID F18192  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary Norris,   b. of Newbury, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1621, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 4 Nov 1611  Leiden, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Children 
    +1. Remember Allerton,   b. Abt 1615, Leiden, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 12 Sep 1652 and 22 Oct 1656  (Age ~ 37 years)
    Last Modified 28 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F18189  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Fear Brewster,   b. Abt 1605,   d. Bef 12 Dec 1634, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 29 years) 
    Married Between 1623 and 1627  Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Last Modified 27 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F18190  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Joanna Swinnerton,   d. Aft 19 May 1684, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Bef 1644  [3
    Last Modified 19 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F18191  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Arrived in 1620 on the Mayflower with his wife Mary and three children, plus a servant who was called Jan Houck in Leiden and John Hooke in Plymouth. Prior to sailing, Isaac Allerton had been one of the members of the Leiden congregation most involved in preparations for the voyage. He was a merchant, and literate. He signed the Mayflower Compact. When William Bradford became governor in 1621, Allerton was chosen to be an assistant to him. He was in Marblehead in 1635, New Amsterdam in 1646, and also New Haven in 1646.

      Robert Charles Anderson, in The Mayflower Migration (citation details below):

      Isaac Allerton was one of the busiest and most complicated men in early New England, and no attempt is made here to cover his career comprehensively. A full-scale biography would be needed for that…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, Barbados, and Curaçao.

      In noting his various residences above, we do not estimate years of removal, as he seems to have maintained residences simultaneously at more than one location. Also, the attempt made above to describe the estate of Allerton does not come close to showing the magnitude and intricacy of his business activities. No one has yet tried to survey comprehensively this, the major part of Allerton's life.

  • Sources 
    1. [S4436] William Prescott Greenlaw, "John1 Maverick and Some of His Descendants." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 96:232; 96:358, 1942.

    2. [S2710] Mayflower Families Through Five Generations: Volume 17, Family of Isaac Allerton by Robert S. Wakefield and Margaret Harris Stover. Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1998.

    3. [S4249] The Mayflower Migration: Immigrants to Plymouth, 1620 by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2020.

    4. [S4435] Caleb Johnson, Sue Allan, and Simon Neal, "The Origin and Parentage of Mayflower Passenger Isaac Allerton in East Bergholt, Sussex." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 173:197, 2019.

    5. [S633] Mayflower Families Through Five Generations: Volume 24, The Descendants of Elder William Brewster, Part 1, Generations 1 through 4 by Barbara Lambert Merrick. Edited by Scott Andrew Bartley. Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2014.

    6. [S4435] Caleb Johnson, Sue Allan, and Simon Neal, "The Origin and Parentage of Mayflower Passenger Isaac Allerton in East Bergholt, Sussex." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 173:197, 2019., "say in the early 1580s".