Mary Pray Allen

22 March 1734–1768 (Age 33)
York, York, Maine, United States

The Life of Mary Pray

When Mary Pray Allen was born on 22 March 1734, in York, York, Maine, United States, her father, Barsham Allen, was 32 and her mother, Martha Pray, was 27. She had at least 1 son and 6 daughters with Daniel Blaisdell. She died in 1768, at the age of 34.

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Daniel Blaisdell
Mary Pray Allen
Eleanor Blaisdell
Daniel Blaisdell
Lois Blaisdell
Mary Blaisdell
Mehitable Blaisdell
Lydia Blaisdel
Hannah Blaisdell

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    Daniel Blaisdell


    Lois Blaisdell


    Mary Blaisdell


    Mehitable Blaisdell


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Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from a Celtic personal name of great antiquity and obscurity. In England the personal name is now usually spelled Alan, the surname Allen; in Scotland the surname is more often Allan. Various suggestions have been put forward regarding its origin; the most plausible is that it originally meant ‘little rock’. Compare Gaelic ailín, diminutive of ail ‘rock’. The present-day frequency of the surname Allen in England and Ireland is partly accounted for by the popularity of the personal name among Breton followers of William the Conqueror, by whom it was imported first to Britain and then to Ireland. St. Alan(us) was a 5th-century bishop of Quimper, who was a cult figure in medieval Brittany. Another St. Al(l)an was a Cornish or Breton saint of the 6th century, to whom a church in Cornwall is dedicated.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Mary Allen, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"
  • Mary Allen, "Maine Marriages, 1771-1907"
  • Mary Allen, "Maine Marriages, 1771-1907"

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