- The assertion is made in The TUCKER Genealogy that Rose, the fourth wife of John NEWTON, was an ALLERTON, of the family of Isaac ALLERTON of the Mayflower. While there were certainly close relationships between the ALLERTON family and the NEWTON family, including the marriage of John NEWTON's oldest son, John NEWTON, Jr., to Mary ALLERTON, I am aware of no proof that Rose was an ALLERTON. However, since it's an interesting theory and an impressive family to tie into, I'll set out a short history of the ALLERTON family through the year of Rose's birth, about 1629.
Isaac ALLERTON was a tailor from London, who married Mary NORRIS, or perhaps Mary COLLINS, on November 4, 1611. His sister Sarah married Degory PRIEST at the same date and place. The parents of Isaac and Sarah may be Edward ALLERTON and Rose DAVIS who married at St. Dionis, Backchurch, London, on February 14, 1579/80. Both Isaac ALLERTON and PRIEST were freemen, a distinction among the Pilgrims of the Mayflower that they shared only with the later Governor of the Colony, William BRADFORD. Isaac ALLERTON, his wife Mary, and his son Bartholomew and daughters Remember and Mary were on the Mayflower in 1620. There was a sailor on the Mayflower named John ALLERTON who intended to settle in the new colony, but he died before the ship made the return voyage. His relationship to the others is not clear. Mary, Mrs. Isaac ALLERTON, died February 25, 1621.
About 1626, Isaac married his second wife, Fear BREWSTER, daughter of Elder William BREWSTER. Fear died at Plymouth on December 12, 1634. They were the parents of Col. Isaac ALLERTON, born about 1630, who after his mother's death was raised by his paternal grandfather. It was this Isaac ALLERTON who lived next to John NEWTON.
Until the death of Fear in December of 1634, the events of Isaac ALLERTON's life in America are well documented, and no other children were born. He left the Bay Colony after a rift developed between him and the leadership of the Colony, had a wife named Johanna in 1644, settled in New Havens and traded with the Dutch of New Amsterdam.
The children of Isaac ALLERTON were:
Bartholomew who was born in Holland about 1612, who came with his family to Plymouth, where he still was in 1627, but returned soon after to England, where, according to Bradford, he married and continued to live.
Remember, a daughter, living in Plymouth in 1627 and not heard of after.
Mary, born in 1616, married Elder Thomas CUSHMAN of Plymouth. She died in 1699, the last survivor of the Mayflower pilgrims.
Sarah was another daughter who did not come on the Mayflower but came later with her aunt, Mrs. CUTHBERTSON, in 1623. She MARRIED MOSES MAVERICK and had children.
Isaac, born about 1630, who graduated from Harvard in the seventh graduating class and who settled in Virginia beside the NEWTONs.
The most promising part of this for finding a line for Rose appears to be the son Bartholomew who, according to Gov. William Bradford, married after returning to England. There were fairly frequent passages across the ocean, considering the circumstance. The Isaac ALLERTON who under this theory would be Rose' grandfather (and whose mother's name was Rose) returned to England at least five times.