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Robert Ellyson (Ellison)

Also Known As: "Robert Ellyson of Newcastle"
Birthplace: Newton Reigny, Cumberland, , England
Death: Died in Virginia, USA
Place of Burial: Virginia
Immediate Family:

Son of John Ellison/Johnne Allison and Ellin Hamilton
Husband of Sarah Ellison; Elizabeth Ellison and Sarah Ellison (Allison)
Father of William Spence Ellyson; Thomas Ellison,; Sarah Ellyson,; Nathaniel Ellyson; Samuel Ellyson and 3 others
Brother of George Ellison and Thomas Ellison,

Occupation: Note: Wende McAndrew's site (10/2/2008):
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About Robert Ellyson of Newcastle

Second Generation

2. John ELLISON-14239 (John) was born about 1585 in Windyedge, Lanark Co, (Avendale), SCOTLAND. He died about 1660 in , , VA and was buried in , , VA.

UPDATE: 1994-09-09

-11th Great Grandfather of Robert M. Cook Awalt.

BIR-MAR-DEATH: Pedigree chart provided by Teresa on September 3, 1994 shows surname as ELLISON (ALLISON). Information provided by Carl Ellison.

John married (MRIN:5447) Ellin HAMILTON-14240, daughter of Sir Robert HAMILTON-14242 (MRIN:5449), about 1610 in , , , SCOTLAND. Ellin was born about 1585 in , Lanark Co, , SCOTLAND. She died after 1624 in , , VA.

UPDATE: 1994-09-09

-11th Great Grandmother of Robert M. Cook Awalt. Information provided by Carl Ellison.

BIR-MAR-DEATH: Pedigree chart provided by Teresa on September 3, 1994.

John and Ellin had the following children:

+ 3 M i. Robert ELLISON Dr-14235 was born about 1615 and died before 1671.
 4 M ii. George ALLISON-17519 was born about 1618 in , SCOTLAND. He died 1623 in Archer's Hope, , VA and was buried in , , VA.

Information provided by Carl Ellison.

  1. ID: I10715
  2. Name: John Ellison
  3. Sex: M
  4. Birth: BET 1580 AND 1590
  5. Note:

John Allison of Windyedge in Avondale, County Lanark, a follower and companion

of Sir Robert Hamilton, married Ellin Hamilton and named his eldest son

Robert for Sir Robert Hamilton. The two families were associated in

Maryland, Virginia and South Carolina. John Hamilton petitioned for

200,000 acres in South Carolina on which he was to settle a colony. It

was John Hamilton's grandfather who was one of the most important leaders

of the migration of Scots to Ireland.

   John arrived in America in 1622/23 on the ship Prosperous from Windyedge,
   Lanark, Scotland. After arriving in America John and Ellin lived at
   Archers Hope Virginia
   On May 12, 1607 the Jamestowne English explorers stopped at the Kingsmill
   area and determined that the area, first called Archer's Hope, was a very
   attractive site for a colony. "The Kingsmill area was a particularly good
   piece of property with an abundance of the necessities for agricultural
   development: good and fruitful soil, timber, wild game and a topography
   that could be fortified with but little labor." 12 The only thing that
   kept Kingsmill from being chosen as the settlement site was the shallow
   water in the James river at this point. Jamestowne Island four (4) miles
   upstream from Kingsmill was found about five (5) days later and provided
   a place where ships could be moored to the trees on the island allowing
   the ships to ride close to land. For this reason Jamestowne Island not
   Kingsmill became the original Virginia settlement.
   The ships now stood into those waters which we call Hampton Roads.
   Finding a good channel and taking heart therefrom, they name a horn of
   land Point Comfort. Now we call it Old Point Comfort. Presently they
   began to go up a great river which they christened the James. To English
   eyes it was a river hugely wide. they went slowly, with pauses and
   waitings and adventures. they consulted their paper of instructions; they
   scanned the shore for good places for their fort, for their town. It was
   May, and all the rich banks were in bloom. It seemed a sweet-scented
   world of promise. They saw Indians, but had with these no untoward
   encounters. Upon the twelfth of May they came to a point of land which
   they named Archer's Hope. Landing here, they saw "many squirels, conies,
   Black Birds of divers and sundrie colours of crimson, watchet, Yellow,
   Greene, Murry, and of divers other hewes naturally without any art using.
   . .store of Turkie nests and many Egges." They liked this place, but for
   shoal water the ships could not come near to land. So on they went, eight
   mights up the river.
   Samuel Argall, Esquire, "principal Governor of Virginia," set the
   boundaries of Jamestown by proclamation on 28 March 1619 to include the
   whole island, with part of the main land lying on the east side of Argall
   Town adjoining the island, "also the neck of land on the north part, and
   so to the further part of Archer's Hope; also Hog Island; and from thence
   to the four mile Tree on the south, usually called by the name of
   Tappahannock." All settlers within these boundaries were considered
   members of the corporation and parish of Jamestown.
   Archer's Hope, at the mouth of College Creek [Landing] near Jamestown.
   WILLIAMSBURG (78 to 84 alt., 3,778 pop.), capital of Virginia from 1699
   to 1780 and now the showplace among Colonial restorations, is spread upon
   a ridge in the peninsula between the James and York Rivers. Queen's Creek
   and College Creek (called in early days Archer's Hope) partly encircle
   the city.
   In Virginia around 1630 the idea was proposed to build a palisade across
   the Peninsula for protection against the Indians. Dr. John Potts donated
   a portion of his land behind Archer's Hope and the palisade (a ditch and
   a berm - a symbolic fence) was built across the ridge between Archer's
   Hope Creek, which flowed into the James and Queens Creek, which flowed
   into the York. The settlers were given incentives to build their homes
   along the palisade to act as watches. The settlement became known as the
   "Middle Plantation" and later Williamsburg.
   Information on the decendants of John and Ellin Hamilton was obtained
   from 'Our Ellison Kinfolk' by Carl Grayson Ellison, 500 Concord Road
   #A-2, Anderson SC, privately published 1992. Carl's source of information
   on the early Ellison family in America was the Bible records of
   Elizabeth Allison Ervin, great-granddaughter of Gerrard Robert and Anne
   Myhill Ellison. From page 57 of Our Ellison Kinfolk by Carl Grayson
   Ellison: 'The ERVIN FAMILY BIBLE Record gives the birth of Elizabeth
   Ervin as Nov. 6, 1766 (sic, this is actually the death of Elizabeth Erwin
   McClure, Elizabeth Erwin's niece). This Bible also says, 'Elizabeth
   Ervin, consort to John Ervin Senr., deceased, departed this life the day
   and year just above mentioned (18 Nov. 1795).
   BIBLE RECORD OF ELIZABETH ELLISON ERWIN: This Bible was supposed to be
   in the possession of Miss Julia Erwin, Rt. 3, Darlington, S.C. in the
   late 1950's. This Bible was printed in London by Robert Baker in 1613.
   It has no section for birth, marriages, and death, but Elizabeth Ellison
   Erwin used the blank pages to record the following information after the
   Revolutionary War. The names in this Bible record seem to be correct, but
   the order is not. 'My father, Robert Allison, passed 1772. (The names
   during long years has been spelt, Allyson, Ellison, Elison, Allison,
   etc). My mother was Mary Lide or Lloyd, daughter to Robert Lloyd from
   Wales to Penn about 1683. My grandparents were John Allison and
   Elizabeth Matthews of Virginia He being the son of Robert and Ann Mayhill.
   He being the son of Capt. Robert Allison and Hannah Gerard of Maryland
   and Virginia He being the son of Robert Allison and Sarah Spence of Virginia He
   being the son of John Allison (Ellyson) b. Windyedge County Lanark,
   Scotland who married with Ellin Hamilton and came be Virginia in early days
   before 1625. The first one of our family lived in Virginia and Maryland. I
   Hereby name my brothers and sisters....''
   On page 57 he states 'This Bible record was in the possession of Sen. S.
   J. Ervin, Morganton, NC.'
   This note was found in The History of the Alison or Allison Family in
   CORNER BOOK-STORE.1893. The history of the Alisons now becomes
   transferred from Cairnduff to Windyedge, which was one of the farms
   belonging to the original estate of Cairnduff. Windyedge, in Avondale.
   County Lanark inoluded then the farms of Windyedge, Couplaw, Heuk, and
   Heuklaw, all of which in 1893 belong to Alisons, together with the farms
   of Muirhead, Letham, and Blackmoss. It was there that Sir Robert
   Hamilton, Balfour of Burleigh, Hackstone of Rathellet, Brownlee of
   Torfoot, and several others met after the victory of Drumclog, to consult
   as to their future procedure. It was then that they resolved to continue
   the fortunes of war, which ended in their sad discomfiture at the battle
   of Bothwell Bridge. Annie Swan in one of her novels called 'Adam
   Hepburn's Vow,' alludes to Windyedge as their place of meeting, and in
   'Old Mortality,' by Sir Walter Scott, we find that it was there that
   Graham of Claverhouse obtained refreshments as he fled from his defeat at
   Drumclog, and received them, too, from a widow who had three sons engaged
   in the battle. In the account given of the engagement at Drumclog,
   Archibald Alison is mentioned by name, the same that was seized as a
   prisoner at Airsmoss, and suffered martyrdom at the Grass Market in
   Edinburgh, and whose dying testimony is recorded at great length in the
   volume called 'The Cloud of Witnesses.'

Marriage 1 Ellin Hamilton b: BET 1580 AND 1590

   * Married: ABT 1600


  1. Has Children Robert Ellison b: BET 1600 AND 1608 in Windyedge, Lanark, Scotland

1 John Ellison b: BET 1580 AND 1590

 + Ellin Hamilton b: BET 1580 AND 1590
   2 Robert Ellison b: BET 1600 AND 1608
     + Sarah Spence b: BET 1600 AND 1610
       3 Robert Ellison
         + Hannah Gerrard
           4 Gerard Robert I Ellyson b: BET 1650 AND 1655
             + Anne Myhill
             + Anne Myhill b: ABT 1647 d: ABT JUL 1727
               5 Gerard Robert II Ellyson b: ABT 1676 d: BEF 16 FEB 1748/49
                 + Sarah [--?--]
                   6 Robert Ellyson b: ABT 1695
                   6 Agatha Ellyson b: ABT 1698
                   6 Hannah Ellyson b: ABT 1700 d: 21 NOV 1774
                     + Andrew Crew d: 27 JUN 1786
                       7 Andrew Crew
                       7 Hannah Crew
                       7 Joseph Crew
                       7 John Crew b: ABT 1720
                       7 James Crew b: 12 AUG 1725
                         + Judith Harris
                           8 Unity Crew b: 31 AUG 1760 d: 18 AUG 1852
                             + Thomas Stanley b: 5 MAY 1752 d: 28 FEB 1823
                               9 Thomas Crew Stanley b: 12 DEC 1801 d: 17 MAR 1849
                                 + Leah Votaw b: 17 JUL 1801 d: 22 JUL 1860
                                   10 Libb Stanley
                                   10 Thomas Stanley
                                   10 Wester Stanley
                                   10 Lydia Stanley b: 30 AUG 1825 d: 3 APR 1891
                                     + Benjamin B. Norris b: 17 JAN 1829 d: 7 MAY 1864
                                   10 Phoebe Stanley b: 25 AUG 1827
                                     + Samuel Harlan b: 1826
                                   10 Rebecca Ann Stanley b: 15 JUN 1829 d: 7 MAY 1909
                                     + David A. Antles b: 22 JUL 1830 d: 14 OCT 1893
                                   10 Katurah Stanley b: 23 SEP 1832 d: 15 JAN 1913
                                     + Robert Williams b: ABT 1830 d: BEF 1880
                                   10 Mariah Stanley b: 27 AUG 1834 d: 30 SEP 1905
                                     + Judson C. Wilson b: 10 JUN 1838 d: 27 MAR 1923
                                   10 Cyrus Stanley b: 22 NOV 1836 d: 12 MAR 1905
                                     + Elizabeth M. Haines b: 1846 d: 1905
                                     + Molly Higgins
                                   10 James B. Stanley b: 13 JAN 1839
                                     + Susan Elizibeth Head b: 20 JUN 1853 d: 4 MAR 1934
                                     + Susan Elizabeth Head b: 2 JUN 1853 d: 4 MAR 1934
                                   10 Franklin Stanley b: 11 APR 1841 d: 20 APR 1925
                                     + Theresa Green b: 25 OCT 1844 d: 31 JAN 1926
                           8 Unity Crew b: 3 AUG 1760 d: 18 AUG 1851
                             + Thomas Stanley b: 5 MAY 1752 d: 28 FEB 1823
                       7 Sarah Crew b: 16 FEB 1727/28
                       7 Benjamin Crew b: ABT 1745
                   6 William Ellyson b: ABT 1700
                   6 Elizabeth Ellyson b: 1701
                   6 Judith Ellyson b: ABT 1704
                   6 Cecelia Ellyson b: ABT 1709
                   6 Ursula Ellyson b: ABT 1710
               5 John Ellyson b: ABT 1680 d: ABT 1740
                 + Elizabeth Matthews b: ABT 1681
                   6 Robert Ellyson
                   6 Hector Ellyson
                   6 Erin Ellyson
                   6 Andrew Ellyson
                   6 William Ellyson
                   6 Sarah Ellyson
                   6 Charitie Ellyson
                   6 Hugh Ellyson
               5 Thomas Ellyson b: 1685
           4 Hannah Ellison
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Robert Ellyson of Newcastle's Timeline

September 7, 1589
Newton Reigny, Cumberland, , England
Age 17
Age 19
Age 21
Age 23
Age 25
Age 66
Virginia, USA