Molly Allen

1739–1740 (Age 1)
Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Molly

When Molly Allen was born in 1739, in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Benjamin Allen, was 22 and her mother, Susanna Thrasher, was 29. She died on 13 October 1740, in her hometown, at the age of 1.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Allen
1717–1750
Susanna Thrasher
1710–1750
Molly Allen
1739–1740
Barnabas Allen
1741–1811
Susanna Allen
1742–1774
William Allen
1745–

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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.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Molly Allen, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Benjamin Allen family tree in ancestry.com
  • Legacy NFS Source: Molly Allen - birth:

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