|Birthplace:||James City County, Virginia, United States|
|Death:||Died in Saint Peter's Parish, New Kent, Virginia, United States|
|Occupation:||Notes: Misty's Website (10-2-2008) http://www.gencircles.com/users/celticmistfarms/2/data/152|
|Managed by:||John Edward Carr|
About Gerrard 1659 Ellyson, I
Family of Gerrard Robert Ellyson
1. GERRARD ROBERT4 ELLYSON (ROBERT3, ROBERT OF NEWCASTLE2, JOHN1)1 was born Abt. 1659 in Virginia, and died 1756 in New Kent County, Virginia. He married ANNE MYHILL1 1700 in Henrico County,Virginia, daughter of JOHN MYHILL and MARY LOCKEY. She was born Abt. 1673, and died Aft. 1727.
Notes for GERRARD ROBERT ELLYSON:
Gerard Robert Ellyson on 20 April 1688 patented 570 acres of land in New Kent County in Narrows of York River and 200 acres in James City County on north east side of a branch of Burchen Swamp, said land being formerly granted Captain Robert Ellyson by patent dated 5 March 16__, and "now due to him (said Garrard Ellyson) as son and heir to his said father. (References William and Mary College Quarterly; Historical magazine VI p.227; Stanard Colonial Virginia Register pp. 72, 75, and 77; Register of the Land Office, Richmond, Va. Patent Book No. 7 p. 22)
On 2nd of October, 1672, Thos. Viccars was appointed guardian of Ger. Robt. Ellyson, son and orphan of Maj. Ellyson. Minutes of the Council and General Court of Colonial Va. p. 311.
See Colonial Dames Records for No. 2271 for parentage of Gerrard Robert Ellyson.
Early Virginia Families Along the James River indicates that the Rent Roll of the Lands held by her Majesties in the Parish of St. Peters and St. Pauls, Anno 1704, Garratt Robt Ellicon had 520 acres.
Source of all monthly meeting notes is Hinshaw's Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Volume II, Henrico Monthly Meeting.
The date of birth of all children is based on age at marriage - 20 for female and 22 for male.
1704, 9, 18. G. R. [Elyson] reported paid by MM for acting as a guide for Richard Gore, a travelling Friend.
1705, 9, 14. G. R. [Eylson] appointed overseer of poor in this MM and also to car for travelling Friends.
1706, 8, 19. G. R. [Eylson] mentioned as member of New Kent PM; again in 1717, 2, 11.
1720/21, 1, 1. Garerd Robert [elyson] chosen Treasurer of this MM.
1723, 7, 7. Gerard Robert [Elyson] reported in 1718 he suffered seizure of a gun and a pare of stialiards for refusing to pay priest's wages.
1734, --, --. Gerard Robert was the pillar of the church at Black Creek during this period.
1735, --, --. G. R., Black Creek Meeting, suffered the seizure of a horse for refusing to pay tithes.
1736, 7, 4. G. Robert appointed to sit in the select meeting.
1738, 3, 6. Gerard Robert resigned as Treasurer of this MM, in a declining state of health; Robert Ellyson chosen in his place.
1749, 10, 2. Gerard Robert mentioned as deceased when Wm. Ladd, Jr. and Robert Ellyson quarrel concerning some negroes which ye said Ladd had commenced a slae against ye said Ellyson; the negroes were part of Gerard Ellyson's estate.
1749/50, 12, 16. Gerard Robert, the papers concerning the quarrel over the negroes belonging to his estate found here; including the bond of William Lead Jr., Charles City Co. and Robert Ellyson, New Kent Co. Others involved in this misunderstanding were John Crew Jr., James Lead and Andrew Crew, of Charles City Co.; William Ellyson, New Kent Co., and John Johnson, Jr., Amelia Co. All parties bound themselves to accept the judgement of this MM.
1749/50, 1, 31. Gerard Robert, deceased, the negroes Tamar and daughter, Lucy, left as part of his personal estate judged by the
commission appointed by this MM as belonging legally to Sarah Ellyson, wife and widow of said Ellyson and she did by a deed of gift give them to her son, Robert Ellyson, in whom the whole right now is.
All of the dates of birth for the children of Gerald Robert Ellyson in the LDS Ancestral File appear to be approximately 20-30 years too early. Some are indicated prior to Gerald Robert's birth.
In March 1997 I received a serious critique about my genealogy of this family from Heather Olsen. Readers should consider this along with what I have entered:
On Gerard Robert Ellyson: You have him marrying Anne Myhill in 1700 and list her as the mother of his children, yet the older children were surely born before this date. In the Quaker records G.R.'s widow is referred to as Sarah, and there was a Sarah Ellyson who appears as early as 1704. I'm inclined to believe this Sarah is G.R.'s wife and the mother of his children. Some researchers think she was born a Crew, but I haven't seen any hard evidence to support this.
ans: I rather doubt that this particular Anne Myhill ever married Gerrard Robert. First, if I remember correctly, her will doesn't mention her husband-- this would tend to suggest she was a widow. Yet, our G.R. didn't die until the 1740's. Second, none of the sons she names appear in the Quaker records as sons of G.R. You include a John as son of G.R. and Anne, but you have this individual married in 1691, which means he would have to have been born no later than 1675. This seems a bit early for him to have been G.R,'s son. There was a Thomas Ellyson who married Elizabeth Crew in 1731, not 1729, as you state, but I rather doubt he was the son of G.R., as he is listed as being from Prince George's county. Third, Anne's brother Joshua names his nieces Judith Collier and Lucy Dowling in his will. G.R. had a dau. Judith, who married someone else, and no known daughter Lucy.
My guess would be that Anne married an Ellyson of G.R.'s father's generation-- perhaps his father's brother.
ans: On Susanna or Elizabeth Gerrard as as G.R.'s mother. I wouldn't assume that any convention about naming first sons was as hard and fast as you seem to suggest.
Though some such conventions existed, there was a lot of variation from family to family. Also, I definite would not assume that G.R. was the oldest son. There might well have been older sons who we find no record of.
ans: What evidence do you have to support the further back Ellyson lines-- I've never seen anything back farther than Robert, G.R.'s father
Heather Olsen impresses me as a serious researcher. Consider her comments seriously.
ans: In Jan 1998, Dan Treadway , wrote: Sharon Doliante's account of the family in Maryland and Virginia Colonials is, I think, thorough and careful, and it includes quotes of source material.
Many genealogists, including Doliante, have concluded that there must have been some family connection to the Gerrards, since Dr. Robert named a son Gerrard Robert Ellyson. But there is another explanation which seems to me to fit the facts better. "Early Quaker Writings" by Hugh Barbour and Arthur Roberts says, page 607, gives a short biography of one Gerrard Roberts, a prominent early Quaker. I believe this Gerard Roberts was involved in early Quaker evangelical work in Maryland, either by traveling there personally, or by providing fledgling congregations with Quaker books. It may be that this Gerrard Roberts or books he gave were instrumental in convincing Robert Ellyson to Quakerism.
trm note: found a Gerrard Ellyson m:3/1756 Elizabeth Ford in Amelia County, VA
Notes for ANNE MYHILL:
WILL OF ANN (MYHILL) ELLYSON
In the name of God amen. I Anne Ellyson being sick and weak but in Sound Sense and Memory doe make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament, making void and revoking all other wills by me made heretofore, after my debts and funeral expenses are paid.
ITEM I give all my goods and Chattels I have in Nansemond to my Son John Ellyson (except my bed & furniture and Trunk)-
ITEM I give my Son Gerrard Ellyson my Maiden Bible. ITEM [I] Give my Son Thomas Ellyson my above said bed.
ITEM I Give my Loving Sister Myhill all my wearing Cloathes.
ITEM I give to my Loving Brother Lockey Myhill my Ring and also all the rest of my Estate being in What kind soever or wheresoever and I do also constitute and appoint my Said Brother Exr. of this my Last Will and Testament as Witness my hand and Seal this (?) day of June in the year of our Lord 1727. (the word furniture interlined before Sin'd.) /s/ Anne Ellyson Wit: John Young, Samuel Young, Anne Paris, Nehimiah Nicho[l]s. Proved: July 19, 1727.
More About GERRARD ELLYSON and ANNE MYHILL:
Marriage: 1700, Henrico County,Virginia
Children of GERRARD ELLYSON and ANNE MYHILL are:
i. ROBERT5 ELLYSON, b. Bet. 1690 - 1695; d. Abt. July 20, 1772, New Kent County, Virginia; m. SARAH CREW, March 08, 1714/15, Charles City County, Virginia; b. Abt. 1691; d. April 11, 1762.
More About ROBERT ELLYSON and SARAH CREW:
Marriage: March 08, 1714/15, Charles City County, Virginia
ii. AGATHA ELLYSON, b. Bef. 1695; d. Bef. April 11, 1762; m. JOHN CREW, JR., May 14, 1717, Charles City County, Virginia; b. Bet. 1692 - 1696; d. Bef. April 11, 1762.
More About JOHN CREW and AGATHA ELLYSON:
Marriage: May 14, 1717, Charles City County, Virginia
iii. HANNAH ELLYSON, b. Bef. 1700; d. October 16, 1766; m. ANDREW W. CREW, April 12, 1720, New Kent County, Virginia; b. Abt. 1695, Charles City County, Virginia.
More About ANDREW CREW and HANNAH ELLYSON:
Marriage: April 12, 1720, New Kent County, Virginia
iv. WILLIAM ELLYSON, d. July 22, 1779; m. (1) AGNES JOHNSON2,3, August 05, 1722; d. Aft. 1790; m. (2) JANE SAUNDERS, December 08, 1734, New Kent County, Virginia; d. March 10, 1780.
More About WILLIAM ELLYSON and AGNES JOHNSON:
Marriage: August 05, 1722
More About WILLIAM ELLYSON and JANE SAUNDERS:
Marriage: December 08, 1734, New Kent County, Virginia
v. ELIZABETH ELLYSON, m. JOHN JOHNSON, October 06, 1725.
More About JOHN JOHNSON and ELIZABETH ELLYSON:
Marriage: October 06, 1725
vi. JUDITH ELLYSON, b. Abt. 1707, New Kent County, Virginia; m. JAMES LADD, January 18, 1726/27; b. October 22, 1703, Charles City County, Virginia.
More About JAMES LADD and JUDITH ELLYSON:
Marriage: January 18, 1726/27
vii. CECILIA ELLYSON, b. 1704, New Kent County, Virginia4; d. Abt. 1772, Rowan County, North Carolina; m. THOMAS ELMORE III, July 09, 1729, Black Creek MM, New Kent Co., VA; b. Abt. 1700, New Kent County, Virginia; d. Bet. May 14, 1747 - May 19, 1749, Amelia County, Virginia.
viii. URSULA ELLYSON, b. Abt. 1710, New Kent County, Virginia; d. Aft. 1787, Mecklenburg County, Virginia; m. WILLIAM LADD, JR., February 10, 1730/31; b. Abt. 1708, Charles City County, Virginia; d. Bet. March 07, 1778 - May 08, 1780, Mecklenburg County, Virginia.
Notes for WILLIAM LADD, JR.:
WILL BOOK 1
I WILLIAM LADD OF THE COUNTY OF MECKLENBURG DO MAKE AND ORDAIN
THIS MY LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT IN MANNER AND FORM FOLLOWING FIRST I LEND UNTO MY BELOVED WIFE URSULA THE PLANTATION WHEREON I NOW LIVE AND ALL MY ESTATE BOTH REAL AND PERSONAL DURING HER NATURAL LIFE OR WIDOWHOOD EXCEPT SUCH PART AS I SHALL HEREAFTER BEQUEATH AWAY. ITEM I GIVE TO MY SON GARRARD LADD THE PLANTATION WHEREON HE NOW LIVES CONTAINING EITHTY FIVE ACRES - ACCORDING TO A LINE DRAWN TO HIM AND HIS HEIRS FOREVEVER, I GIVE TO MY SON WILLIAM LADD SIXTY FIVE ACRES OF LAND ACCORDING TO A LINE DRAWN TO HIM AND HIS HEIRS FOREVER. ITEM I GIVE TO MY SON THOMAS LADD TEN POUNDS
CURRENT MONEY OF VIRGINIA TO BE RAISED OUT OF MY ESTATE AFTER THE DECEASE OF MY WIFE TO HIM AND HIS HEIRS FOREVER. INEM I GIVE TO MY SON JACOB LADD TEN POUNDS CURRENT MONEY OF VIRGINIA TO REASED OUT OF MY ESTATE AFTER THE DECEASE OF MY WIFE TO HIM AND HIS HEIRS FOREVER. ITEM I GIVE & BEQUEATH UNTO MY DAUGHTER HULDAH ONE FEATHER BED AND FURNITURE AND ONE COW AND CALF AND ONE WOOLING
WHEAL AND ONE PAINFEARDS & ONE LOOM AND TWO STAYS AND ONE DISH AND THREE PLATES TO HER AND HER HEIRS FOREVER. ITEM I LEND TO BY DAUGHTER HULDAH AFTER THE DEATH OF MY WIFE THE USE OF ONE HALF OF THE LAND WHEREIN I NOW LIVE ONE HALF OF THE ORCHARD AND OF THE NEW HOUSE AND LIKEWISE NEGRO WILL DURING HER NATURAL LIFE OR MAIDENSHIP.
ITEM I GIVE AND BEQUEATH TO MY SON JAMES LADD THE LAND PLANTATION WHEREON I NOW LIVE AFTER DECEASE OR INTERMARRIAGE OF MY WIFE TO HIM AND HIS HEIRS FOREVER. ALSO I GIVE TO MY SAID SON JAMES ONE GOOD FEATHER BED AND FURNITURE TWO COWS AND ALSO ONE SOW AND PIGS AND FOUR CHAIRS AND ONE DISH AND THREE PLATES TO HIM & HIS HEIRS FOREEVER. ITEM I GIVE TO MY DAUGHTER URSULA WHATEVER I HAVE ALREADY POSSESED HER WITH TO HER AND HER HEIRS FOREVER. ITEM I GIVE TO MY DAUGHTER ELIZABETH WHATEVER I HAVE ALREADY POSSESSED HER WITH TO HER AND HER HEIRS FOREVER.
ITEM I GIVE TO MY GRANDDAUGHTER AGGATHY LADD ONE COW AND CALF TO HER AND HER HEIRS FOREVER. ITEM AFTER THE DECEASE OF MY WIFE OR HER INTERMARRIAGE AND AFTER THE DECEASE OR INTERMARRIAGE OF MY DAUGHTER HULDAH MY WILL AND DESIRE IS THE THE NEGRO FELLOW WILL SHALL HAVE IT IN HIS POWER TO CHOOSE WHICH OF MY CHILDREN HE
PLEASES TO LIVE WITH AND MY WILL IS THAT SUCH CHILD PAY FOR THE SAID WILL SUCH PRICE AS TO INDIFFERENT PEOPLE SHALL ADJUDGE TO BE HIS WORTH WHICH MONEY I GIVE TO BE EQUALLY DIVED AMONG ALL MY CHILDREN THAT SHALL BE THEN LIVING.
ITEM I APPOINT MY THREE SONS - WILLIAM, THOMAS AND JAMES LADD EXECUTORS OF THIS MY LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT IN WITNESS WHEREOF I HAVE HEREUNTO SET MY HAND AND AFFIXED MY SEAL THIS 7TH DAY OF MARCH 1778.
SIGNED SEALED & DELIVERED
(S) JOHN LADD
(S) HEZEKIAH TABOUR
(S) THOMAS STONE (S) WILLIAM LADD
(S) JOHN HALL junr
(S) ROBERT JOHNSON
AT A COURT HELD IN MECKLENBURG COUNT THE 8TH DAY OF MAY 1780 THIS WILL WAS PROVED BY THE OATH OF JOHN HALL & AFFIRMATION OF HEZEKIAH TABOR WITNESSES THERTO AND ORDERED TO BE RECORDED AND ON THE MOTION OF WILLIAM LADD THOMAS LADD AND JAMES LADD THE EXECUTORS THEREIN NAMED WHO MADE OATH THERETO AND
TOGETHER WITH JACOB LADD AND WILLIAM TAYLOR THERI SECURITIES ENTERED INTO THE ACKNOWLEDGED THEIR BOND IN THE PENALTY OF TEN THOUSAND POUNDS CONDITIONED AS THE LAW DIRECTS CERTIFICATE IS GRANTED THEM FOR OBTAINING A PORBATE OF THE SAID WILL IN DUE FORM.
(S) JOHN BROWN C??
6. Gerrard Robert ELLISON-14233 (Robert ELLISON, John ELLISON, John) was born about 1659 in , , VA. He died 1721/1727 in , , VA.
-9th Great Grandfather of Teresa May COOK KEEL. Information provided by Carl Ellison. BIR-MAR-DEATH: Pedigree chart provided by Teresa on September 3, 1994.
Gerrard married (MRIN:5444) Anne MYHILL-14234, daughter of John MYHILL-14237 and Mary LOCKEY-14238 (MRIN:5446), about 1675 in , , VA. Anne was born about 1647 in , , VA. She died Jul 1727 in Elizabeth City, , VA.
-9th Great Grandmother of Teresa May COOK KEEL. Information provided by Carl Ellison. BIR-MAR-DEATH: Pedigree chart provided by Teresa on September 3, 1994.
Gerrard and Anne had the following children:
+ 11 M i. Gerrard Robert ELLISON II-17530 was born about 1676 and died about 1749.
+ 12 M ii. John ELLISON-14231 was born about 1680 and died about 1740.
13 M iii. Thomas ELLISON-17531 was born about 1685 in , , VA. He died about 1750.
information provided by Carl Ellison
Display pedigree in table format
/Robert Ellyson , Of Newcastle b: 7 SEP 1589 d: 1656
/Robert Ellyson b: 1615 d: BEF 28 SEP 1671
| | /Thomas SIR KNIGHT Grey b: 30 NOV 1384 d: 3 AUG 1415
| | /Ralph Grey b: 9 SEP 1406 d: 17 MAR 1443
| | | | /John de NEVILLE b: 1328 d: 17 OCT 1388
| | | | /Ralph de NEVILLE , 1st. EARL of WESTMORELAND b: 1364 d: 21 OCT 1425
| | | | | \Maud de PERCY b: ABT 1335 d: 18 FEB 1379
| | | \Alice De Neville b: ABT 1384
| | | | /Hugh de Stafford , Earle of Stafford b: 1334 d: 16 OCT 1386 =>
| | | \Margaret de Stafford ;[COUNTESS OF WESTMORELAND] b: ABT 1368 d: 9 JUN 1396
| | | \Philippa de Beauchamp b: ABT 1334 =>
| | /Ralph Grey b: ABT 1432 d: 15 JUL 1464
| | | | /Henry FITZHUGH b: 1359 d: 11 JAN 1425
| | | \Elizabeth Fitzhugh b: ABT 1410 d: AFT 1445
| | | | /Robert Marmion de GREY
| | | \Elizabeth GREY b: ABT 1365 d: BEF 14 DEC 1427
| | | \Lora St. QUINTIN
| | /Edward Grey b: ABT 1464 d: 6 DEC 1533
| | | \ Jacquetta
| | /Ralph Grey b: 1529
| | | | /Thomas Gower
| | | \Anne Gower b: ABT 1492
| | | \Constance Forster
| | /Edward Grey b: 1550 d: 10 JAN 1628
| | | | /Thomas Grey
| | | \Isabel Grey b: 1533 d: 11 JUL 1582
| | | | /Ralph OGLE b: 7 NOV 1468 d: 16 JAN 1513
| | | \Dorothy OGLE
| | | | /William Gaskin , X ;[SIR KNIGHT] b: ABT 1333 d: 17 DEC 1419 =>
| | | | /James Gascoigne b: ABT 1353 d: AFT 1403
| | | | | \Anne Lysley b: ABT 1337
| | | | /George Gascoigne b: ABT 1399
| | | | | \Joan Pigott b: ABT 1378 d: ABT 1426
| | | | /William Gascoigne b: ABT 1445 d: 4 MAR 1487
| | | | | \Elizabeth Rufford b: ABT 1401
| | | \Margaret Gascoigne b: ABT 1473 d: AFT 6 JUL 1515
| | | \Margaret 'Margery' Percy b: ABT 1447
| \Elizabeth Gray b: 1591 d: BEF 1658
| | /Roger Le Strange
| \Catherine Le Strange b: ABT 1552
| \Anne Haydon
Gerard Robert Ellyson , Jr. b: 1650 d: 2 OCT 1749
| /Thomas GERARD b: 1512 d: BEF 1550
| /Thomas GERARD b: BET 1526 AND 1548 d: BET 1564 AND 1632
| | | /Peter LEGH , Of Haydock b: BET 1462 AND 1498 d: BET 1508 AND 1578
| | \Jane LEGH b: BET 1543 AND 1549
| | \Spouse UNKNOWN
| /Thomas GERARD b: 1560 d: 16 FEB 1620
| | \Elizabeth PORT b: ABT 1540 d: BET 1564 AND 1632
| /Thomas GERRARD , Sir. b: BET 1574 AND 1594 d: 15 MAY 1630
| | \Cecily MANEY b: ABT 1564
| /Thomas Dr. GERRARD b: 10 DEC 1608 d: 19 OCT 1673
| | \Frances MOLYNEAUX , LADY b: BEF 1592
\Elizabeth 'Hannah' Gerrard b: 1632 d: 1716
| /Marmaduke SNOW b: 1552
| /John (Justinian) SNOW b: 1578 d: 26 OCT 1631
| | \Judith HILL b: 1556
\Susannah SNOW b: 1600 d: 1666
| /Edward HILL b: 17 NOV 1560
\Eydreth (Judith) HILL b: 22 DEC 1583 d: AFT 1631
\Elizabeth MNU HILL b: ABT 1558
1 Joan Russell b: 1619 d: 1683
+ John Mills b: 1615 d: 1683
2 John Mills b: 1626 d: 26 JAN 1683
+ Susannah Chaplin b: 1605
3 John Myhill b: 1648 d: 1704
+ Mary Lockey b: 1650 d: 15 NOV 1730
4 Anne Myhill b: 1647 d: 7 JAN 1727
+ Gerrard Robert Ellyson b: 1659 d: 1727
5 John Allison b: 1668 d: 1740
+ Elizabeth Matthews b: 1681 d: 1740
6 Robert Ellison b: 1695 d: 1 MAY 1772
+ Mary Lide Lloyd b: 1699 d: 1772
6 Andrew Allison b: 1700 d: 1787
6 Sarah Ellison b: 1705 d: 1765
6 Hector Ellison b: 1706 d: 1767
6 Ellin Allison b: 1708
6 Charlie Allison b: ABT 1709
6 William Ellison b: 1710 d: 1763
6 Charity Allison b: 1714 d: 1767
6 Hugh Allison b: 1716 d: 1784
- ID: I261752
- Name: Gerard Robert [I @] Elison
- Sex: M
- Birth: ABT 1659 in New Kent Co, VA
- Death: ABT 1706
HintsAncestry Hints for Gerard Robert [I @] Elison
1 possible matches found on Ancestry.com Ancestry.com
Father: Robert Ellison b: ABT 1615 in Scotland
Mother: Susannah Elizabeth [@] Gerrard b: 1627 in Lancashire, England
Marriage 1 Anne Myhill b: ABT 1664 in Elizabeth City Co., Virginia (Hampton)
1. Has Children John [@] Ellison b: 1668 in VA
2. Has Children Gerard Robert [II @] Ellyson b: 1671 in New Kent Co, VA
Gerrard 1659 Ellyson, I's Timeline
James City County, Virginia, United States
St. Peters Parish, New Kent, Virginia
New Kent, Virginia
Henroco Mm, New Kent, Virginia, USA
New Kent, Virginia
New Kent, Virginia, USA
February 28, 1700
Hanover, Virginia, United States
New Kent, Virginia, USA
New Kent Co, Virginia, USA
January 15, 1710