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ALLEN, Samuel, a London merchant and acting governor of New Hampshire, born about 1635, died May 5, 1705. 29: 285. I - A - Asher: 329. accessed 22 Sep 2009.w Hampshire, born about 1635, died May 5, 1705. 10. accessed 30 Sep 2009.
Samuel Allen was said to have married Elizabeth Dowse, born 15 March 1647 in Boston and died 1732 in Charlestown, Massachusetts. In fact, this Elizabeth Dowse was married twice, but never to Samuel Allen 110. Cornhill, , England
A Samuel Allen, aged 30, married Elizabeth Dowse, spinster, 19, dau. of Thomas Dowse of Brook Parish at King's Somborne, co. Hants.e Samuel would have been 39 at the date of this marriage. 88. Nottingham, , England 2: 57-69. accessed 25 Sep 2009.
Commission of Gov. Samuel Allen, with Instructions, 1692.
William and Mary, by the Grace of God of England, Scotland, France and Ireland, King and Queen, Defenders of the Faith, &c.,
To our trusty and well beloved Samuel Allen, Esq., Greeting.
Wee reposing especial trust and confidence in the prudence, courage and loyalty of you, the said Samuel Allen, out of our special grace and certain knowledge and mere motion, have thought fit to Constitute and Appoint, and by these Presents do constitute and appoint you, the said Samuel Allen, to be Our Governor and Commander-in-Chief of all that part of Our Province of New Hampshire, within Our Dominion of New England, in America, lying and extending itself from three miles northward of Merrimac River or any part thereof unto the Province of Maine, with the south part of the Isle of Shoals; and we do hereby require and command you to do and execute all things in due manner that shall belong unto your said Command and the trust we have reposed in you, according to the several powers of directions granted or appointed you by this present Commission, and the Instructions herewith given you, or by any further powers or Instructions which shall at any time hereafter be granted or appointed you under our Signet or Sign manual, and according to such reasonable Laws and Statutes as now are or hereafter shall be made and agreed upon by you, with the advice and consent of Our Council, and the Assembly of our said Province and Plantation, under your Government, in such manner and form as is hereafter expressed. And we do hereby give full power to you, the said Samuel Allen, after you shall have first taken the oath for the due Execution of the office and trust of our Governor and Commauder-in-Chief in and over our said Province of New Hampshire (which the said Council, or any five of them, have hereby full power and authority, and are required to administer unto you) to give and administer to each of the members of our said Council, as well th oaths appointed by act of Parliament to be taken instead of the oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, as the test and Oath for the oaths for the due Execution of their places and trust. And we do hereby give unto you full power and authority to suspend any of the members of our said Council from sitting, voting, and assisting therein, if you shall find jnst cause for so doing; And Our will and pleasure is, that if, by the death, departure out of Our said Province, or Suspension of any of our said Councillors, there shall happen to be a vacancy in Our said Council, any five whereof we do hereby appoint to be a Quorum, we do hereby require you to certify us by the first opportunity of such vacancy, by the death, departure, suspension or otherwise of any of Our Councillors, that we may, under our Signet and Sign manual, constitute and appoint others in their room; and if it shall at any time happen that there are less than seven of them residing in our said Province, we do hereby give and grant unto you full power and authority to choose as many persons out of the principal freeholders, of the Council, inhabitants of our said Province, as will make up the full number seven, and no more; which persons, so chosen and appointed by you, shall be, to all intents and purposes, Our Councillors in Our said Province, till either they are confirmed by us, or until, by nomination of other Councillors by us by our sign manual and signet, the said Council hath above seven persons in it. And we do hereby give and grant unto you full power and authority, with the advice and consent of our said Council from time to time as need shall require, to summon and call assemblies of the freeholders within your Government, in such manner and form as by the advice of our Council you shall find most convenient for our service and the good of our said Province; and our will and pleasure is that the persons thereupon duly Elected by the major part of the freeholders, aud being so returned and having before their sitting taken the oaths appointed by act of Parliment, to be taken instead of the oaths of allegiance and supremacy, and subscribed the test which you shall commissionate fit persons under the Public seal to administer, and without taking and subscribing none shall be capable of sitting though elected, shall be called and held the Assembly of our said Province; and that you, the said Samuel Allen, by and with the advice and consent of our said Council and Assembly, or the major part of them respectively, have full power and authority to make, constitute and ordain Laws, Statutes and Ordinances for the public Peace, welfare and good government of our said Province and Plantation, and the people and inhabitants thereof, and such others as shall resort thereto, and for the benefit of our Heirs and successors, which said Laws, Statutes and ordinances are to be (as near as may be), agreeable to the Laws and Statutes of this Our Kingdom of England.
Provided, That all such Statutes and Ordinances, of what nature or duration soever, be, within three months, or sooner after the making of the same, transmitted unto us, under the Public Seal for Our Approbation or disallowance of them, as also duplicates thereof by the next conveyance; and in case all or any of them, being not before confirmed by us, shall at any time be dis- allowed and not approved, and so signified by Us, our Heirs and Successors, under our or their Signet or Sign manual, or by our or their Privy Council, unto you, the said Samuel Allen, or to the Commander-in-Chief of our said Province for the time being, then such, or so many of them as shall be so disallowed, and not approved, shall, from thenceforth cease, determine, and be utterly void and of none effect, anything to the contrary thereof in any wise notwithstanding. And to the end nothing may be passed or done by the said Council or Assembly to the prejudice of Us, our Heirs and successors, we will and ordain that you, the said Samuel Allen, shall have and enjoy a negative voice in the making and passing of all Laws, Statutes and Ordinances as aforesaid ; and that you shall and may likewise from time to time, as you shall judge it necessary, prorogue and dissolve all General Assemblies as aforesaid; and Our will and pleasure is, that you may and shall keep and use the public Seal appointed by us for that, our Province; and we do farther give and grant unto you, the said Samuel Allen, full power and authority from time to time, and at all times hereafter, by yourself or by any other, to be Authorized by you in that behalf to administer the oaths appointed by act of Parliment to be given instead of the oaths of allegiance and supremacy, to all and every such person or persons as you shall think fit, who shall at any time or times pass into your said Province, or shall be resident or abiding there. We do hereby give and grant unto you full power and authority to erect, constitute and establish such and so many Courts of Judicature and public justice within Our said Province, as you and they shall think fit and necessary for the hearing and determining of all cases, as well Criminal as Civil, according to Law and equity, and for awarding of Execution thereupon with all reasonable and necessary powers and authorities, fees and privileges belonging unto them.
And we do hereby authorize and impower you to constitute and appoint Judges, Justices of the Peace, Sheriffs and other necessary officers and ministers in our said Province for the better administration of justice and putting the laws in execution, and to administer or cause to be administered such oath or oaths as are usual for the due execution and performance of Offices and places of trust and for the Clearing of truth in Judicial Causes. And, whereas we do judge it necessary that all our subjects may have Liberty to appear to our Royal Person in Causes that may deserve the same, Our will and pleasure is, that if either party shall not rest satisfied with the judgment or sentence of the Superior Court of Our said Province, they may then appeal unto Us in Our Privy Council. Provided the matter in difference exceeds the real value and sum of one hundred pounds Sterling, and such Appeal be made within one fortnight after sentence, and that security be likewise duly given by the Appellant to answer such charges as shall be awarded in case the first sentence shall be confirmed; and provided also that execution be not suspended by reason of any such appeal unto Us. And We do hereby give and grant unto you fall power and authority, where you shall see cause, and thereupon shall judge any offender or offenders in criminal matters, or for any fines or forfeitures fit objects of Our mercy, to pardon, remit all such offences, fines and forfeitures before or after sentence given -- Treason and wilful murder only excepted -- in which Causes you shall likewise have power, upon extraordinary occasions, to grant reprieves to the offenders therein, until and to the intent Our pleasure may be known therein; and we do hereby give and grant unto yon, the said Samuel Allen, by yourself, your Captains and Commanders by you to be authorized to levy, arm, muster, command or employ all persons whatsoever residing within Our said Province of New-Hampshire as occasion shall serve, to transfer from one place to another for the resisting and withstanding of all enemies, Pirates and Rebels, both at Land and Sea; and we do hereby give and grant unto you full power and authority, by and with the advice and consent of our said Council, to erect, raise and build, in our said Province, such and so many Forts and Platforms, Castles, Cities and burroughs, Towns and Fortifications as, by the advice aforesaid, shall be judged necessary; and the same or any of them to fortify and furnish with Ordnance, ammunition, and all sorts of arms fit and necessary for the security and defence of our said Province; and, by the advice aforesaid, the same again or any of them to demolish or dismantle, as may be most convenient.
We do hereby give and grant unto you, the said Samuel Allen, full power and Authority to erect one or more Courts, or Courts of Admiral, within our said Province, for the hearing and determining all marine and other Causes and matters proper to be heard therein, with all reasonable and necessary powers, authorities, fees and privileges, as also to exercise all powers belonging to the place and office of Vice-Admiral of and in all the Seas and Coasts belonging to your Government, according to such commission, authority and instructions as you shall receive from Us, under the Seal of Oar Admiralty, or from Our High Admiral or Commissioners for Executing the office of our Lord High Admiral of Our Foreign Plantations for the time being. And we do hereby give unto you full power to appoint Fairs, Marts, and Markets within Our said Province, as you, with the advice of our said Council, shall think fit, and to order and appoint such and so many Ports, Harbors, Bays, Havens and other places, for the Convenience and Security of Shipping, and for the better loading and unloading of goods and merchandises in such and so many places as by you, with the advice and Consent of our said Council, shall be thought fit and convenient, and in them or any of them to erect, nominate and appoint Custom Houses, Ware-Houses and officers relating thereunto, and them to alter, Change, place or displace, from time to time, as with, the advice aforesaid, shall be thought fit. And we do hereby require and command all officers and ministers, civil and military, and all other inhabitants of our said Province to be obedient, aiding and assisting unto you, the said Samuel Allen, in the Execution of this our Commission, and of the powers and authorities therein contained; and in case of your death or absence out of the said Province, unto our trusty and well beloved John Usher, Esq, our Leftenant Governor, or to the Commander-in-Chief of our said Province, for the time being, to whom we do therefore, by these presents, give and grant all and singular, the powers and authorities aforesaid to be executed and enjoyed by them respectively during our pleasure, or until your arrival within Our said Province. And if upon such death or absence there be no person upon the place commissionated by us to be Commander-in-Chief, our will and pleasure is, that the then present Council of New Hampshire do take upon them the administration of the Government, and to execute this Commission of the several powers and authorities herein Contained, and that such Councillor who shall be at the time of your death residing within Our said Province of New Hampshire, and nominated in Our Instructions to you before any other at that time residing there, do preside to Our said Council, with such powers and Pre-eminences as any former President hath used and enjoyed within Our said Province, until Our pleasure shall be known therein or your arrival as aforesaid.
Lastly. We do hereby ordain and appoint that you, the said Samuel Allen, shall and may hold and execute and enjoy the Office and place of Our Governor and Commander-in-Chief in and over our Province and Plantation of New Hampshire, together with all and singular the powers and authorities hereby granted unto you for and during our Pleasure. Provided always, that nothing herein contained shall be taken or construed to derogate from or to alter or diminish any the powers or authorities granted by Our Commission under the Great Seal of England, bearing date the twelfth day of December last to our trusty and well beloved Sir William Phipps, Knt. or to our Leftenant Governor of our province of the Massachusetts Bay in reference to the Militia and the forts and places of strength within Our said province of New Hampshire, so as nevertheless that neither the said Sir William Phipps nor our said Leftenant Governor shall take upon him and themselves to suspend any officer appointed by us or you in pursuance of this our Commission to any Commander in the militia or Government of any forts or places of strength within our said Province, except for misbehavior in which, case he or they may proceed to suspend or displace any such officer giving us a speedy account of his or their proceedings therein.
In Witness whereof we have caused these our Letters to be made Patents: Witness ourselves at Westminster the first day of March, in the fourth year of our Reigne.
Per Breve de Privato Sigillo, Dupt.
Governor Allen's Instructions.
[From a copy in Secretary's office.]
Instructions for our trusty and well-beloved Samuel Allen, Esq., Our Governor and Commander-in-Chief, in and over Our Province of New Hampshire, within Our Dominion of New England, in America, and in his absence, to the Commander-in- Chief of our said Province for the time being:
With these instructions, you will receive Our Commission under Our Great Seal of England, constituting you Our Governor and Commander-in-Chief of all that part of Our Province of New Hampshire, within Our Dominion of New England, in America, lying and extending itself from three miles northward of Merrimack River, or any other part thereof, unto the Province of Maine, with the South part of the Isle of Shoals; where, being arrived, you are forthwith to call together the members of Our Council for that Our Province, by name, John Usher, Esq., Our Lieutenant-Governor of Our said Province; John Hinks, Nathaniel Fryer, Thomas Grafford, Peter Coffin, Henry Green, Robert Elliot, John Gerrish, John Walford, and John Low, Esqrs; at which meeting, after having published, in the usual manner Our said Commission Constituting you Our Governor and Commander-in- Chief of Our said Province, you shall take yourself, and also administer unto each of the members of Our said Council as well the Oaths appointed by Act of Parliment to be taken instead of the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy as the Test, and the Oath for the due execution of their places and trust. And you are to communicate unto Our said Council, from time to time, such and so many of Our Instructions as you shall find convenient for our service to be promulgated unto them.
Our Will and Pleasure is, that the members of Our Council shall and may have and enjoy freedom of debate and freedom in all things to be debated of in the Council; and although, by Our Commission aforesaid, we have thought fit to direct that any three of Our Council make a Quorum, it is, nevertheless, our will and pleasure that you do not act with a Quorum of less than five members, except upon extraordinary emergencies.
And that We may be always informed of the names and characters of persons fit to supply the vacancies of Our said Council, you are to transmit unto us by one of our principal Secretaries of State, and to the Lords of Our Privy Council appointed a Committee of Trade and Plantations, with all convenient speed the names and characters of six persons, inhabitants of Our said Province, whom you shall esteem the best qualified to succeed in that, and so, from time to time, when any of them shall die, depart out of that Our said Province, or become other ways unfit, yon are to nominate so many other persons to us in their stead.
And in the choice and nomination of members of Our said Council, as also of the principal Officers, Judges, Assistants, Justices and Sheriffs, you are Always to take care that they be men of Estate and ability, and not necessitous people, or much in debt, and that they be persons well affected to our Government. You are not to suspend the members of Our Council Without good and sufficient cause, and in case of suspension of any of them You are forthwith to transmit unto us, as aforesaid, and to Our Committee for Trade and Plantations, your reasons for so doing, together with the charges and Proofs against the said persons, and their answer thereunto. You are, from time to time, to send unto us and to Our said Committee, the names and qualities of any members, by you put into Our said Council by the first conveniency after your so doing. You are to transmit authentic copies, under the Public Seal, of all Laws, Statutes and Ordinances, now in force, or which at any time shall be made and enacted within Our said Province, unto us, and Our Committee aforesaid and foreign Plantations, within three months, or sooner after their being enacted, together with all Duplicates thereof, by the next conveyance, on pain of our highest displeasure, and the forfeiture of that your salary, wherein you shall at any time, upon any pretence whatsoever, omit to send over the said Laws and Ordinances aforesaid, within the time above limited.
You shall take care that the members of the Assembly be elected only by freeholders, as being most agreeable to the custom of England, to which you are, as near as may be, to conform yourself. And you shall reduce the Salary of the members of the Assembly to such a moderate proportion as may be no grievance to the country ; wherein, nevertheless, you are to use your discretion, so that no inconveniency may arise thereby.
You are to take care that no man's life, member, freehold, or goods, be taken away or harmed in Our said Province, but by Established and Known Laws, not repugnant to, but, as much as may be, conformable to the Laws of our Kingdom of England.
You shall administer or cause to be administered the Oaths appointed by Act of Parliment to be taken instead of the Oath of Allegiance and Supremacy, as also the test, onto the members and officers of Our Council and Assembly, all Judges and Justices, and all other persons that hold any office in Our said Province by virtue of any Patent under our great Seal of New-Hampshire; and you are to permit liberty of conscience to all persons except Papists, so there be a quiet and peaceable enjoyment of it, not giving of scandal to the Government. You are not to pass any Act within that Our Province, in any case, for Levying money and inflicting fines and penalties, whereby the same shall not be reserved to Us for the Public use, as by the said Act or order shall be directed. And We do particularly require that no money or value of money whatsoever be given or granted by any act or order of Assembly to any Governor, Lieut. Governor or Commander-in-Chief of our said Province, that shall not, according to the style of Acts of Parliment in England, be mentioned to be given and granted unto us, with the humble desire of such Assembly that the same be applied to the behoof of such Governor, Lieutenant-Governor or Commander-in-Chief, if We shall so think fit, or if We shall approve of such gift or application that the said money or value of money be then disposed and appropriated to such other cases as, in the said Act or order, shall be mentioned; and that from the time the same shall be raised it remain in the hand of the Receiver of that Our Province, until Our Royal Pleasure shall be known therein. Our will and pleasure is that all Public moneys, raised or to be raised within Our said Province of New-Hampshire, for the care and support of the Government there be issued out by Warrant from you by and with the advice and consent of the Council and not otherwise. You are from time to time to permit the Assembly to view and examine Accounts of money or value of money disposed of by virtue of such Laws as are now in force, or shall be passed by them, which you are to signify unto them as occasion shall serve.
Our express Will and Pleasure is that all Laws whatsoever for the good Government and support of Our said Province be made indifferent and without limitation of time, except the same be for a temporary end, and which shall expire and have its full effect within a certain time. And therefore you shall not re-enact any law which shall once be enacted by you, except upon very urgent occasions, But in no case without Our express consent. You shall not remit any fines or forfeitures whatsoever above the sum of ten pounds before or after sentence given, nor disposo of any fines or forfeitures until after signifying unto Our Committee of Trade and Plantations and to the Commissioner of Our Treasury for the time being, the nature of such offence or occasion of such fines, forfeitures or Escheats, with the particular sums you shall have received our direction therein. But you may, in the mean time, suspend the payment of the said fines and forfeitures. You shall not permit any Act or order to pass within Our said Province whereby the price or value of current money within your Government may be altered without Our particular leave or direction therein ; and you are particularly not to pass any Law or do any Act, by grant, settlement or otherwise whereby our Revenue may be lessened and impaired without Our especial leave or command therein. You are to require the Secretary of Our Province, or his Deputy for the time being, to provide Transcripts of all such Acts and Public Orders as shall be made from time to time, together with a copy of the Journal of the Council, to the end the same may be transmitted unto Us, as above directed, which he is duly to perform upon pain of incurring the forfeiture of his place. You shall not displace any of the Judges, Justices, Shirriffs [sic] or other officers or ministers within Our said Province without good and sufficient cause, to be signified unto Us and our Committee of Plantations; nor shall you execute yourself or by Deputy, or any of the said officers, nor suffer any person to execute more offices than one by a Deputy. You shall not erect any Court or office of Judicature, not before erected or established, without Our especial Order, And you are to transmit to Us, with all convenient speed, a particular Account of all establishments of Jurisdictions, Courts, Offices and Officers, powers, authorities, fees and privileges granted or settled within Our said Province, to the end you may receive Our especial direction therein. You shall likewise take a special care, with the advice and consent of Our said Council, to regulate all salaries and fees belonging to places or paid upon emergencies, that they be within the bounds of moderation, and that no exaction be made upon any occasion whatsoever. You are to take care that drunkenness and debauchery, swearing and blasphemy, be severely punished, and that none be admitted to public trust and employment whose ill fame and conversation may bring scandal thereupon. You shall take care that all Planters and Christian Servants, be well and fitly provided with arms, and that they be listed under officers; and when and as often as you shall think fit, mustered and trained, whereby they may be in a better readiness for the defence of Our said Province under your Government. You are to take especial care that neither the frequency or reasonableness of remote marches, musters and Trainings be unne- cessary impediments to the Affairs of the Planters. In case of distress of any Oar Plantations you shall, upon application of the respective Governor to you, assist them with what aid the condition and safety of your Government will require. You shall cause a survey to be taken of all the considerable places and Harbors in Our said Province, and, with the advice of Council, erect in any of them each fortification as shall be necessary for the security and advantage of our Province, which shall be done at the Public charge of the Country, not doubting of your full concurrence of the Inhabitants thereunto from the common security and benefit they receive thereby.
You shall take an Inventory of all arms, ammunition and stores remaining in any of Our magazines or Garrisons in Our said Province, and send an account yearly of them to Us by one of Our principal Secretaries of State unto Our Committee of Trade and Plantations. You are to take especial care that fit Store-houses be settled throughout Our Province for receiving and keeping of arms, ammunition, and other public Stores, that We may be the better informed of the Trade of our said Province. You are to take care that due entries be made, in all Ports, of all goods and commodities imported or exported from thence; And from and to what places they come and go, and that a yearly account thereof be transmitted by you unto Us by one of Our principal Secretaries of State, and to our Committee for Trade and Plantations. You are to suppress the engrossing of commodities, and to settle such orders and regulations therein, with the advice of Our Council, as may be most acceptable to the inhabitants. You are to give all due encouragement and invitations to merchants and others who shall bring trade unto Our said Province, or any ways contribute to their advantage, and in particular to the Royal African Company. And you are to take care that there be no trading from New Hampshire to any place in Africa within the charter of the Royal African Company. And you are not to suffer any ships to be sent thither without our leave and authority.
You are carefully to observe all the Articles contained in the Treaty for the composing of differences and the establishing of Peace in America, concluded at Madrid the 8 th day of July, 1670, with the Crown of Spain; and in case any private Injury or damage shall be offered or done to any of our subjects in those parts, by any of the subjects of the King of Spain, or of any other Prince or State in Amity with Us, you shall take care to give Us an account with all convenient speed by one of Our Principal Secretaries of State, and to our Committee for Trade and Plantations, and not to permit or encourage reparations to be sought in any other way than what is directed and agreed in the said Articles of Madrid, and other treaties; and you are particularly not to grant commissions of War, or reprisals against any Prince or State, or their subjects in Amity with Us, to any person whatsoever without Our especial Command.
You are not to admit or allow of any Appeals what soever to be made from the Governor and Council unto the Assembly, but whereas We judge it absolutely necessary that all Our subjects may have liberty to appeal unto Us in cases that may deserve the same, Our will and pleasure is, that if either parties shall not rest satisfied with the Judgment and sentence of Our Governor or Commander-in-Chief and Council, they may then appeal unto Us in Our Privy Council ; Provided, the matter in difference exceed the real value or sum of one hundred pounds sterling, and that such appeal be made within one fortnight after sentence, and security first given by the Appellant to answer such charges as shall be awarded in case the sentence of our Governor or Commander-in-Chief and Council be confirmed; provided, also, that execution be not suspended by reason of any such appeal unto Us. And inasmuch as it may not be fit the appeals be so frequently and for so small a value brought unto Our Governor and Council, you shall therefore, with the advice of the Council, propose a law to be passed wherein the method and limitation of Appeals unto Our Governor and Council may be settled and restrained in such manner as shall be found convenient and easy to our Subjects in our said Province. You shall endeavor to get a Law passed for the restraining of inhuman severities which by ill masters or overseers may be used towards their Christian Servants or Slaves, and that provision be made therein that the willful killing of Indians and Negroes be punished with death, and that a penalty be imposed for the maiming of them. You are also, with the assistance of your Council and Assembly, to find out the best means to facilitate and encourage the conversion of Negroes and Indians to the Christian Religion. You are to recommend to Our Council and Assembly the raising a stock and building of Public work-houses in convenient places for the imploying of poor and indigent people.
And forasmuch as great inconveniences may arise by reason of the liberty of Printing within Our Province of New Hampshire, you are to provide by all necessary orders, that no person use any Press for Printing upon any occasion what soever without your special Licences first Obtained. Lastly: -- If any thing shall happen that may be of advantage or to Our said Province which is not herein or by our Commission for, We do hereby authorize and direct you with the advice and consent of Our Council to take order for the present therein given by one of Our principal Secretaries of State, and the Lords of Our Privy Council, appointed a Committee for Trade and foreign Plantations speedy advice thereof, and of all your proceedings and the condition of affairs within your Government for our information and direction, provided always you do not by color of any Power or Authority hereby given you, commence or declare War without Our Knowledge or Command therein, except it be against Indians upon emergencies, wherein the Consent of Our Council shall be had, and speedy notice thereof given unto Us.
Given at Our Court at Kensington, the seventh day of March 1691/2, in the fourth year of Our Reign.
By His Majesties Command.
Nottingham. , , New Hampshire, USA 2: ii. accessed 25 Sep 2009.
Showing the Chief Magistrates of New Hampshire during the periods embraced in the First and Second volumes of this Provincial History; or (1st) from 1641 to 1686; and (2d) from 1686 to 1722. Also, the reigning Kings of England during the same periods.
A. D. Kings of England Chief Magistrate of New Hampshire
1698 William III Samuel Allen
. Dover, , New Hampshire, USA 3: 104.
May 5, 1704. Samuel Allin [sic] Esq: deceased (sometime Governor of New Hamph) after 3 or 4 days visitation with fever & pluretical pains. A sober, worthy Gentleman.
I: A - Asher: 329. accessed 22 Sep 2009.w Hampshire, born about 1635, died May 5, 1705. He purchased from Mason's heirs in 1691 a large tract of land in New Hampshire, including Portsmouth and Dover, and extending 60 miles inland. He acted as governor of New Hampshire until the arrival of Lord Bellamont in 1699. His purchase involved him in a protracted lawsuit with the actual settlers, who produced an Indian title, subsequently found to be a forgery, but not until his family had become extinct.See attached sources.(Research):Provincial and State Papers Vol 2
James Allen p25 a Boston minister
Edward Allen p36 1689-90 signatory to a petiton requesting gevernment intervention
Lt. John Allen p56 1691 wounded in the French and Indian war
[ALLEN], GOV. SAMUEL, Esq., a London merchant whose ambition led him to buy the Mason patent (by a conveyance eventually held to be illegal), lived here about 7 years, died 5 May 1705, in his 70th year, and was buried in the fort at Newcastle....His wife, Elizabeth Dowse, was an heiress.
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