John Allyn (Y-DNA)

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Status summary

Completed as of March 20, 2022:

  • Recruiting additional direct male-(Y-DNA) descendants of John Allynfor NGS/WGS SNP testing - anyone interested in submitting their DNA for testing should contact

Still to do as of March 20, 2022

  • NGS/WGS test multiple Whilldin (Weldon, etc.) descendants to firmly place family clade as well as discover any subclades unique to descendants lines


For more information see: White, Elizabeth Pearson, John Howland of the Mayflower, Vol. 2 (son John), Picton Press, Rockport, Maine, 1993

First Generation

John Allyn was baptized Barnstable 27 Sep 1646, son of Thomas Allyn and Winifred ____. Thomas died prob. Killingly, CT after 13 Aug 1715. He married Barnstable in 1674 Mary Howland and they had nine children: John (1674 unm.), Mary (1675-1677), Matthew (1677-1680), Isaac (1679), Mercy (1681.2-1683), Hannah (1683), Thomas (1684/5), Matthew (1687) and Jabez (1689).

Second Generation

Isaac Allyn was born Barnstable 8 Nov 1679 and died Pomfret, CT 14 Jul 1761. He arried Pomfret 9 May 1733 Lydia Leonard and they had ten children (Pomfret): John (1734), Mary (1736), Jabez (1738), Isaac (1740 d.y.), Isaac (1741/2), Jonathan (1743), Lydia (1745), Hannah (1747), Thankful (1750) and Joseph (1754).

Thomas Allyn was born Middleborough 6 Feb 1684/5 and died aft 15 Oct 1716. It is currently unknown whether he ever married.

Matthew Allyn was born Middleborough 8 Oct 1687 and died Pomfret, CT 10 Sep 1754. He married abt 1710 Sarah ___ and they had one child (Killingly): Sarah (1711).

Jabez Allyn was born Middleborough 2 Feb 1689 and died Killingly, CT before 10 Nov 1727 (widow appointed administratrix to his estate). He married Killingly 20 Jul 1720 Mehitable Moffitt and they had three children (Killingly): Elizabeth (c121), Mary (1722) and Mehitable (c1724).

Third Generation

James Allyn was born Pomfret, CT 12 Dec 1734 and died there 1 Aug 1776. He married Pomfret 8 May 1758 Dinah Thayer and they had at keast four children (Pomfret): John (1762-1764), Mary (1763), John (1767) and Sarah.

Jabez Allyn was born Pomfret 13 Aor 1738 and died 9 Dec 1803. He married Brooklyn, CT 3 Jun 1738 Mary Darby and they had eleven children (Brooklyn): Daniel (1758-1776), Anna (1760), Sybel (1763-1773), Albigence (1765), Mary (1767), Azubah (1771), Lucy (1773), Esther (1776-1776)m Catherine (1777), Betsey (1781) and Tamison (Jemima?) (c1785).

Isaac Allyn was born Pomfret 11 Feb 1741/2 and died aft 3 Jul 1798. He married Killingly, CT 30 Jan 1764 Amy Deane but no children found for this couple.

Jonathan Allyn was born Pomfret 19 Sep 1743 and died after 3 Jul 1798. It is currently unknown whether he ever married.

Joseph Allyn was born Pomfret 10 Mar 1754 and died after 4 Jul 1803. He married Brooklyn, CT 4 Apr 1776 Mary Spalding. It is believed they were the parents of Cynthia (c1780) and likely others.

DNA Results TBD

Previous testing

The Y-DNA descendants of John Allyn have not been traced beyond the fourth generation (as there were many contemporary Allyn and Allen families living in the same area as this family).

External Links and References

  • White, Elizabeth Pearson, John Howland of the Mayflower, Vol. 2 (son John), Picton Press, Rockport, Maine, 1993