George Middle Eliott
|Death:||Died in Tangier, Morocco|
|Managed by:||James Hutchison|
About George Eliott
George Elliott (ca. 1636 – Tangier 1668) was the illegitimate son of Richard Eliot (b. ca. 1614), the wayward second son of Sir John Eliot and of Catherine Killigrew (1618–1689). George Eliott's grandson Granville Elliott spent much effort in seeking to prove that Richard had married Catherine Killigrew, but he was never able to do so formally. Indeed, documents survive showing that Richard died a bachelor and that Catherine was a spinster, aged 38, on 24 December 1656.
Little is known of Elliott's early years, but about 1660 he married Catherine Maxwell at St Mary Somerset in Thames Street in the City of London. By 4 May 1663, around the time of the baptism of his second daughter in London, he was recognized as 'Doctor' to the Earl of Teviot's Regiment. He reappeared at Tangier in Morocco in May 1664 as the 'Chirurgeon to the Earl of Teviot's Regiment at Tangier', where he lived at the Mole, a waterside fortification.
In 1668, Elliott died at Tangier, where he was succeeded as Chirurgeon by his assistant, Robert Spotswood (17 September 1637 – 1680), who also married Elliott's widow.
Alexander's older half-brother (by his mother's first marriage to George Elliott) was Roger Elliott (c. 1655 - 15 May 1714), who became one of the first Governors of Gibraltar.
About 1660, Elliott married at St Mary Somerset, London, Catherine Maxwell (c. 1638 – December 1709), the daughter of the Rev. William Maxwell of Minnigraff (d. 1655). They had at least two daughters and one son:
Katherine Elliott (b. cir December 1660 – unknown) Margaret Elliott (b. cir April 1663 – unknown) Roger Elliott (c. 1665 – 15 May 1714)
References: PRO - Tangier Garrison records Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Elliott_(surgeon)"