Capt. Anthony Armistead

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Anthony Armistead

Birthdate: (81)
Birthplace: Elizabeth City, Virginia
Death: October 26, 1726 (77-85)
Elizabeth City, Virginia
Immediate Family:

Son of Maj. William Armistead and Anne Armistead
Husband of Hannah Armistead
Father of Dunn Armistead; Robert Armistead; Maj. William Armistead; Judith West; Hannah Ellyson Shelton and 1 other
Brother of Anne Armistead; Col. John Armistead, Esq.; Frances Armistead; William Armistead, Jr.; Ralph Armistead and 1 other

Occupation: Captain
Managed by: D'Arcey Carroll
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About Capt. Anthony Armistead

Captain Anthony Armistead (ca. 1645-October 26, 1726) was a Justice of the Peace in Colonial Virginia, associated with the Bacon insurgent courts-martial in 1676. He was the son of William Armistead. He resided in Elizabeth City County, Virginia. He was part of Sir William Berkeley's courts-martial in 1676 to try the Bacon insurgents.

He was a justice of the peace and a captain of horse in 1680. He was a burgess in 1693, 1696, 1699, and one of the committee in 1700 reporting a revision of the laws which were approved by the General Assembly in 1705.

Captain Armistead married Hannah Ellyson, daughter of Dr. Robert Ellyson, of James City County, Virginia. Their children were:

  • Captain Robert Armistead,
  • Major William Armistead who married Hannah Hines,
  • Judith Armistead who married John West III,
  • Hannah Armistead who married William Shelton on 10 Dec 1698.


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Capt. Anthony Armistead's Timeline

Elizabeth City, Virginia
Age 15
Elizabeth City, , Virginia, USA
Age 20
Elizabeth City, Virginia, USA
Age 23
Hampton, Elizabeth, Virginia, USA
Age 23
Elizabeth City, Virginia, United States
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Age 34
Elizabeth City, York, Virginia, United States
October 26, 1726
Age 81
Elizabeth City, Virginia