Birth: Isaac Allerton was born in England around 1586 (based
on a deposition given in 1639).
Death: He died in New Haven, Connecticutt in February
Ship: Mayflower, 1620
Life in England: Isaac Allerton described himself as “of
London” in Leiden in 1611, but may not have been born there. His son,
Bartholomew, was involved in a suit concerning property in Bramfield,
Suffolk which might have been family property.
Life in Holland: Isaac was in Leiden by October 7, 1611,
when he was betrothed to Mary Norris. He lived in the Pieterskerkhof,
near St. Peter’s Church. In 1614, he became a citizen of Leiden.While
there, he worked as a tailor, even taking on an apprentice, John Hooke,
Life in New England: Isaac Allerton came to Plymouth on
the Mayflower, along with his wife, three children and apprentice
John Hooke, who died that winter. Isaac Allerton was very active in
Plymouth Colony from the beginning.When William Bradford became the
second governor of Plymouth Colony in 1621, Allerton was chosen as his
assistant, a position he kept for many years. Beginning in 1626, he made
a number of trips back to England as the colony’s agent. His role as
agent was not without controversy, and Allerton eventually left
Plymouth. For a time he lived in Marblehead; by 1646 he was “of New
Haven.” He also had property in New Amsterdam (New York), including a
house and warehouse.
Family: Isaac married (1) Mary Norris in Leiden on
November 4, 1611. They had five children. She died on February 25,
1620/1.He married (2) Fear Brewster about 1625 and had two children. She
died in 1634. He married (3) Joanna Swinnerton by 1644. She was still
living in New Haven as of May 19, 1684.
Children of Isaac and Mary Allerton:
Children of Isaac and Fear Allerton: