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Very likely not the son of George and Katherine Allen. The only records known to refer to Samuel son of George are a 1656 deed and George’s will. The 1656 deed lists Samuel “of Boston” (he’d been in Braintree for over 20 years), and he signs with a mark (he signed his own 1669 will). Also, Samuel is named along with George’s 4 youngest children in his will, while other older children are omitted. If the men were the same, Samuel’s inclusion would be odd. See http://history.vinyard.net//allen/RBA_3.htm
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His will is dated Aug. 2, 1669 and proved Sept. 16 1669 and recorded in Suffolk Probate. It names wife Margaret, sons Samuel and James, sons-in-law Josiah Standish and Nathaniel Greenwood, daughter Abigaio, son Joseph (unmarried). The inventory is dated Aug. 27, 1669 and valued at £228 12s 9d. (Vinton, John Adams. The Venton Memorial, Comprising a Genealogy of the Descendants of John Vinton of Lynn, 1648”, (Boston: Private Printing, 1858), p. 303)
Often confused with Samuel Allen of Windsor, who died 1648. He also had a wife Anne, who moved to Northampton, m. William Hurlbut, and d. 1687.