11. Benjamin ALLEN1,2 was born on 30 January 1661/2 in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.1,2 He died on 12 August 1721 at the age of 59 in Weston, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.2
Married Frances Rice duaghter of Thomas Rice of Sudbury. The "Boston Gaszette" says Frances lived to be 96. Children Thomas, Frances who married John Gregory, Grace who married Benjamin Harrigton, Jonas, Zebadiah, and Benjamin.
Buried in the old burial ground at Weston Centre.
Son Zebadiah, born 19 Jan 1702 in Weston, died of smallpox at the age of 74, 2 Jan 1777. His son, also Zebadiah, served during the Revolution and in 1776 commissioned 1st Lt. of the 1st Co., 7th Regt, Worcester Co MA.
Genealogy and Family History of the State of Vermont; Hon. Hiram Carleton, Vol.1, Lewis Publihsing Co., 1903; Reprt Genealogy Publishing, 1998.
Historic Homes & Places & Genealogical and Personal Memoirs; Relating to the Families of Middlesex Co, MA, William Richard Cutter, A. M., Vol. 1, Lewis Historical Publishing Co, NY, 1908, p.217-221
Benjamin lived at Watertown Farms, which was incorporated as Weston in 1712.
Thomas, b. 1690
Frances, married John Gregory of Weston, 24 Dec 1724
Jonas, b. 1 Nov 1699
Zebediah, b. 19 Jan 1702
Benjamin, b. 13 Dec 1709, lived in the part of Weston incoporated as Lincoln in 1754. He married Eunice Gale of Watertown, 1 Jul 1731; they had nine children.
FindAGrave.com has a picture of his stone.
Birth: Jan. 30, 1662
Newbury Old Town
Death: Aug. 12, 1721
Benjamin Allen of Watertown Farms (now Weston), (perhaps a son of John of Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts) married Frances Rice, daughter of Thomas and Mary Rice of Sudbury.
Children of Benjamin & Frances (Rice) Allen:
1. Grace, married about 1713, Benjamin Harrington
2. Jonas, born 1 November 1799, married Elizabeth (..?..)
3. Zebadiah, born 19 January 1701/02
5. Frances, married John Magriggo (Gregory)
6. Benjamin, born 13 December 1709, married Eunice Gale of Watertown, and settled in Lincoln, Middlesex, Massachusetts. She married (2nd) Abijah Steadman
Source: Bond, Henry, M.D. "Bond's Genealogies & History of Watertown, 2nd Edition" New England Historic Genealogical Society: Boston 1860
August ye 12th 1721
Mr. Benjamin Allin
in ye 60th Year of His Age
Farmers Burial Ground
Benjamin ALLEN and Frances RICE were married before 1690. Frances RICE9 was born on 3 February 1671 in Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. She died on 12 August 1721 at the age of 50 in Lincoln, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
Frances was the daughter of Thomas Rice of Sudbury. She is said to have lived to the age of 96, Boston Gazette.
This listing on FindAGrave would appear to be her father:
Birth: Jun. 30, 1654
Thomas Rice was the son of Thomas Rice and Mary King. He married Anna Rice, daughter of Deacon Edward Rice and Agnes Bent, on January 10, 1681 at Marlborough, MA.
He represented the Town of Marlborough for several years in the Massachusetts General Court in Boston. He had 13 children.
Then the following is the grandfather, Thomas Rice
Birth: Jan. 26, 1625
Death: Nov. 16, 1681
Husband of Mary (King) Rice, married in 1652 at Sudbury,MA.
Children: Grace Rice, Thomas Rice Jr, Mary Rice White Sawyer, Peter Rice, Nathaniel Rice, Sarah (Rice) Adams, Ephraim Rice, Gershom Rice, James Rice, Frances (Rice) Allen(wife of Benjamin Allen), Jonas Rice, Grace (Rice) Moore, and Elisha Rice.
Edmund Rice (1594 - 1663)
Thomasine Frost Rice (1599 - 1654)
Mary King Rice (1630 - 1714)
Gershom Rice (____ - 1768)*
Thomas Rice (1654 - 1747)*
Mary Rice White Sawyer (1656 - 1733)*
Peter Rice (1658 - 1753)*
Nathaniel Rice (1660 - 1726)*
Ephraim Rice (1665 - 1732)*
Jonas Rice (1673 - 1753)*
Thomas and his wife Mary are listed on his father Edmund Rice's monument.
And the great grandfather, Edmund Rice:
Death: May 3, 1663
His first wife was Thomasine (Frost) Rice.
His second wife was Mercy ____ Brigham Rice, widow of Thomas Brigham. She later married William Hunt.
His parents are unknown, but he was a brother of Henry Rice, who married Thomasine Frost's sister Elizabeth.
He was of Berkhempstead, Co.Hertfordshire, England, and he married Thomasine Frost Oct 15, 1618 at Bury St.Edmund's, Co.Suffolk.
Children(by first marriage): Henry Rice, Edward Rice, Thomas Rice, Lydia (Rice) Drury, Matthew Rice, Samuel Rice, Joseph Rice, Benjamin Rice, Edmund Rice Jr, and Daniel Rice.
Children(by second marriage): Ruth (Rice) Welles, Ann Rice, and Mary Rice.
Thomasine Frost Rice (1599 - 1654)
Mercy Brigham Rice Hunt (1615 - 1693)
Henry Rice (1617 - ____)*
Edward Rice (1622 - 1712)*
Thomas Rice (1625 - 1681)*
Lydia Rice Drury (1627 - 1675)*
Samuel Rice (1634 - 1684)*
Joseph Rice (1637 - 1711)*
Ruth Rice Welles (1659 - 1742)*
Note: This is a large monument and lists his wife and a son and a grandson and their wives.
Benjamin ALLEN and Frances RICE had the following children:
|Frances ALLEN9 was born (date unknown). |
Frances married on 24 dec 1724 to John Gregory of Weston.
|Grace ALLEN9 was born in 1696. She died on 6 January 1730 at the age of 34. |
Grace married Benjamin Harrington.
|Jonas ALLEN was born on 1 November 1699. |
Genealogies of the Families & Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts, Henry Bond, MD. 2nd Edition, Two Volumes in One. NEHGS, Boston, 1860
By wife Elizabeth, Jonas had
James b. 14 Apr 1727
Jonas, b. 15 Oct 1728
Elisabeth, b. 20 Jan 1731/2
Frances, bap. 24 Feb 1733/4, aged 1 week
Sarah, bap. 7 Mar 1735/6
Benjamin, bap. 12 Aug 1738
Birth: Nov. 1, 1699
Death: May 19, 1786
Father: Benjamin Allen Mother: Frances Rice Spouse: Elizabeth Brazier
Elizabeth Brazier Allen (1695 - 1787)
Jonas Allen (1728 - 1822)*
Frances Allen (1733 - 1792)*
Old Centre Cemetery