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Isaac Allerton/Alerton

Member From: 1667 - 1697

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  • Birth Date: circa 1627 Birth Place:Plymouth, MA
  • Death Date: December 30, 1702
  • Gender: Male Race: Caucasian
  • Spouse: Elizabeth (died ca. 1660)
    *(in 1663) Elizabeth Willoughby (Overzee) Colcough
  • Children: Elizabeth (1653-1740), Isaac (1655-?)
    **Willoughby (b. ca. 1664), Frances (b. ca. 1668), Sarah (1670-1731)
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  • Education: Tutored by his grandfather William Brewster prior to attending Harvard, graduated in 1650.
  • Military Service: Col., (?) militia. As a Major, Alerton served under Col. John Washington, great-grandfather of president George Washington.
  • Occupation/Profession: Tobacco planter/merchant
  • Additional Info: ​Isaac Alerton/Allerton was the son of Mayflower Pilgrim Isaac Allerton and his second wife Fear Brewster, daughter of Elder William Brewster, one of the signers of the Mayflower Compact. 
    *This marriage and children information is no longer accepted by the General Society of Mayflower Descendants; see Mayflower Families Through Five Generations (Vol. 17: Isaac Allerton) by Robert S. Wakefield and Margaret Harris Stover.
     ** Willoughby Allerton is listed in the membership of the assemblies of 1699 and 1710-14, representing Westmoreland county.
    1667 [representing Westmoreland], 1668-74 [representing Northumberland], 1676, 1677, 1680-82, 1684
  • Other Notable Service and/or Elected Offices: Justice, Northumberland Co.: 1663
    Member, "Committee of the Association of Northumberland, Westmoreland and Stafford Counties": 1667
    Member, Council of State: 1687-1691
Session District District Number Party Leadership Committees
1661-1676 Westmoreland, Northumberland Private Causes
1676 Westmoreland, Northumberland
1677 Feb Westmoreland, Northumberland
1677 Oct Westmoreland, Northumberland
1680-1682 Westmoreland, Northumberland Propositions (Chair)
1684 Westmoreland, Northumberland Propositions and Grievances

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