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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Family Time Line

Daniel Blaisdell
1739–1792
Mary Pray Allen
1734–1768
Eleanor Blaisdell
1764–1846
Daniel Blaisdell
1766–1847
Lois Blaisdell
1771–
Mary Blaisdell
1773–
Mehitable Blaisdell
1775–1852
Lydia Blaisdel
1777–1852
Hannah Blaisdell
1786–1862

Spouse and Children

children

(7)

    Female1764–1846Female

    Daniel Blaisdell

    Male1766–1847Male

    Lois Blaisdell

    Female1771–Female

    Mary Blaisdell

    Female1773–Female

    Mehitable Blaisdell

    Female1775–1852Female

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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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Sources (3)

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

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