In 1697, his budding family was configured on the Albany census. Two years later, he joined with his neighbors in swearing allegiance to the King of England. In 1702 and 1709, his first ward property supported a substantial assessment - comparable to that of successful merchant/traders. During the early 1700s, he served his community as a juror and assessor for the first ward. In 1715, his name was on the roster of a troop of horse in the Albany militia.
He was known as a mariner and as master of a vessel that sailed to Albany. In 1715, he was left personal property including wheelwright's tools in the will of his step-father.
In 1717, he was identified as in possession of a farm in Bethlehem in a Van Rensselaer will.
In June 1737, he witnessed the will of Jan Rosie.
Willem Van Allen died in April 1753.
first posted: 5/20/04