Isaac ALLERTON

Isaac ALLERTON

Male Abt 1586 - Aft 1659  (~ 73 years)

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  • Name Isaac ALLERTON 
    Born Abt 1586  [1
    Gender Male 
    Emigration 1620  Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Aboard the Mayflower. 
    Immigration 1620  Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died Aft 1 Feb 1658/9  New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I28541  FamilyWorld
    Last Modified 24 Jul 2011 

    Father ALLERTON 
    Family ID F9611  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Mary NORRIS,   b. Newbury, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1620/1, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 4 Nov 1611  Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Date is new style.
    Children 
     1. Bartholomew ALLERTON,   b. Abt 1613
     2. Remember ALLERTON,   b. Abt 1615,   d. Bef 22 Oct 1656  (Age ~ 41 years)
     3. Mary ALLERTON,   b. Abt 1617,   d. 28 Nov 1699, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years)
     4. ALLERTON,   bur. 5 Feb 1620, Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. ALLERTON,   b. 22 Dec 1620, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1620, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jul 2011 
    Family ID F9599  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Fear BREWSTER,   b. Abt 1605 
    Married Bef 1627  Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Children 
     1. Sarah ALLERTON,   b. Abt 1626, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Isaac ALLERTON,   b. Abt 1630, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 24 Jul 2011 
    Family ID F9442  Group Sheet

    Family 3 Joanna SWINNERTON 
    Married Bef 1644  [1
    Last Modified 24 Jul 2011 
    Family ID F9600  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 Nov 1611 - Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmigration - Aboard the Mayflower. - 1620 - Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1620 - Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Bef 1627 - Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Aft 1 Feb 1658/9 - New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    'Mayflower in Plymouth Harbor' by William Halsall, 1882, at Pilgrim Hall Museum, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
    "Mayflower in Plymouth Harbor" by William Halsall, 1882, at Pilgrim Hall Museum, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

  • Notes 
    • Great Migration Begins, pgs. 35-39: Isaac Allerton emigrated from Leiden, Holland in 1620 aboard the Mayflower, first to Plymouth, Massachusetts, and later to Marblehead, Massachusetts; New Amsterdam (New York), New York, and New Haven, Connecticut. He made frequent trips to England, especially in the 1620s and 1630s on personal and colony business. His occupation was Merchant. Isaac Allerton and his wife were assigned pews in New Haven meeting house, 10 March 1646/7, and a "...'Mr. Alderton' was admitted to the Salem church 21 March 1646/7. The Salem records may refer to a different man, as the records come so close together, and Allerton had not lived at Marblehead for some time.)" Isaac Allerton appears on the 1633 Plymouth list of freemen.

      "Although there is no direct evidence of Isaac Allerton's education, and nothing written in his own hand, he must have been well-educated to engage in business, political and diplomatic activities as extensively as he did.

      "In early 1621, after the death of John Carver, William Bradford was chosen Governor, and 'Isaac Allerton was chosen to be an assistant unto him who, by renewed election every year, continued sundry years together' [Bradford 86]. Chosen Assistant 1 January 1633/4 [PCR 1:21].

      "In his 'will,' undated and proved 19 October 1659, 'Isaac Alerton, late of New Haven, deceased,' devoted most of the space to a list of debts owing to him, and then ordered 'my son Isaac Allerton and my wife, as trustees to receive in my debts, & to pay what I owe, as far as it will go & what is overplus I leave to my wife and my son Isaac, as far as they receive the debts to pay what I owe.' The inventory, taken 12 February 1658/9, totalled L118 5s. 2d., and included 'the dwelling house, orchard & barn with two acres of meadow,' L75 [MD 2:155-57; Small Gen 818-24]."

      "In his list of Mayflower passengers Bradford included 'Mr. Isaac Allerton and Mary his wife, with three children, Bartholomew, Remember and Mary. And a servant boy John Hooke' [Bradford 441]. In his 1651 accounting of these families, he reported that 'Mr. Allerton his wife died with the first, and his servant John Hooke. His son Bartle is married in England but I know not how many children he hath. His daughter Remember is married at Salem and hath three or four children living. And his daughter Mary is married here and hath four children. Himself married again with the daughter of Mr. Brewster and hath one son living by her, b ut she is long since dead. And he is married again and hath left this place long ago. So I account his increase to be eight, besides his son's in England' [Bradford 444-45].

      "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, and an outline of what is available is given in the next section below. 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.

      "Although some records of Allerton in New Netherland describe him as 'of Suffolk,' it is not certain that this refers to his place of origin in England, as some have claimed.

      "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.

      "Since Moses Maverick, the husband of Remember Allerton, received Isaac Allerton's estate at Marblehead, and Isaac Jr. received his father's estate at New Haven, it is likely that Thomas and Mary (Allerton) Cushman were at some time given Allerton's property at Plymouth (assuming that there was more at Plymouth than the debt assigned by Allerton to Cushman in 1646 [PCR 2:133].

      "The descendants of Isaac Alleerton were treated extensively by Walter S. Allerton about a century ago, but this account is now obsolete [A History of the Allerton Family in the United States, 1585 to 1885... (New York 1888, rev. 1900)].

      "More recently Lora Underhill published an extremely detailed account of Isaac Allerton and his children [Small Gen 756-851]. Although this version of the life of Isaac Allerton has been shown to have errors, and although many new discoveries have been made, it has great value because it attempts to cite every record in which Allerton ever appeared (as available in 1934), and prints many of the records in full.

      "Much of the modern research on Allerton has been carried out by Newman Hallk, presented in a series of periodical articles [NEHGR 124:133; MQ 45:23-24, 47:14-18; Virginia Genealogist 32:83-92, 171-78, 287-96; MD 40:7-10]. More recently Robert S. Wakefield has prepared the four-generation 'genealogy in progress' published by the General Society of Mayflower Descendants [Isaac Allerton of the Mayflower... (Plymouth 1990)].

      "For a different interpretation of the character of Isaac Allerton, see Michael McGiffert, 'Religion and Profit Do Jump Together: The First American Pilgrim," Reflections 87:15-23 (a publication of Yale Divinity School)."



  • Sources 
    1. [S30] Great Migration Begins, The , Robert Charles Anderson, (New England Historic Genealogical Society, 101 Newbury St., Boston, MA 02116, 1995), ISBN 0-88082-044-6., 37.

    2. [S30] Great Migration Begins, The , Robert Charles Anderson, (New England Historic Genealogical Society, 101 Newbury St., Boston, MA 02116, 1995), ISBN 0-88082-044-6., 229.