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John Ellington, I

Birthdate: (57)
Birthplace: Mitford, Northumberland, England
Death: March 17, 1738 (57)
Nottoway Parish, Amelia County, Virginia (or 3/27/1738)
Immediate Family:

Son of Edward Ellington and Barbara Ellington
Husband of Sarah Sabrina Worsham

Managed by: Pam Wilson
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About John Ellington, I

CURATOR NOTE: There is some confusion and contradiction about the sequence of John Ellingtons in this family. Some researchers have collapsed this John I with the son John II. Until definitively proven, I will leave the extra generation in the Geni tree.

There is a record in FamilySearch that he was Christened in Mitford, North Umberland, England on 13 Apr 1680, the son of Edward Ellington and Barbara (Barbary?) (Tailor). "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch ( : 30 December 2014), John Ellington, John Ellington; citing MITFORD,NORTHUMBERLAND,ENGLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 95,003.

From Ron Rose's tree:

Name: John Ellington

Birth: 13 APR 1680 in Prince Georges County, VA

Death: 17 MAR 1738 in Nottoway Parish, Amelia, Virginia

Father: Edward Ellington b: ABT 1655 in Mitford, Northumberland, England

Mother: Barbara Tailor b: 21 MAR 1653 in All Saints, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, England

Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown

Married: 1710 in Prince Georges County, VA


  • John Ellington II b: 1712 in Prince Georges County, VA


John Ellington had been in the Colony for several years before Godfrey Fowler and George Archer listed him as a headright when they got land in Henrico County 22 January 1717/8. Robert Bolling surveyed 200 acres on both sides of Ellington Creek in Prince George (now Dinwiddie County) County for John Ellington on 8 May 1712. Ellington secured it with a patent 15 July 1717 and added 347 acres on 5 September 1723 that Bolling had surveyed 27 January 1720/1. On 28 September 1730, Ellington added another patent of 300 acres on the upper side of Whipponock Creek in present-day Dinwiddie County. Bolling had surveyed this tract 19 February 1723/4. Godfrey Ragsdale and John Tucker were neighbors by 1722.

For killing one wolf, Prince George County compensated John Ellington 100 pounds of tobacco.

We presume this John Ellington was identical to the one who appeared as a tithable below Deep Creek in Amelia County first in 1739. He served on a grand jury at the May Court 1741 and was surveyor of roads to be cleared at the January Court 1746/7 and October Court 1747. He was evidently a landowner but we do not know how he came to own any property.

John Ellington held 48 acres on the lower side of Namozine Creek in Dinwiddie County 10 September 1755. He probably died and left a will in Dinwiddie County. We believe David and John Ellington who appeared a generation later in Southside Virginia were his sons. Both John Ellingtons appeared together on a deed and the posited brothers both had land on Deep Creek in Amelia County.

============================================================ John Ellington born: 13 April 1680 in Mitford, Northumberland, England died: 27 March 1738 in Amelia County, Virginia

Father: Edward Ellington Mother: Barbara Tailor


Children: 1. John Ellington (m. Sarah Sabina Worsham) 2. William Ellington 3. Daniel Ellington (m. Sally //) 4. Peter Ellington (m. Mahala Clark) 5. Mary Ellington (m. // Farley) 6. David Ellington 7. Ann Ellington (m. // Marshall) 8. Rebecca Ellington 9. Elizabeth Ellington (m. // Roberts)


Descendants of John Ellington Generation No. 1

1. John1 Ellington was born Abt. 1680 in VA.

Notes for John Ellington: On reports says he was born April 13, 1680 in Mitford, Northumberland, England, the son of Edward Ellington and Barbary Tailor. Memo: 5 generations

Children of John Ellington are:

2 i. [Unknown]2 Ellington.

3 ii. William Ellington, born Abt. 1704.

4 iii. Daniel Ellington, born Abt. 1706 in Amelia County, VA. He married Sally [Unknown]; born 1710 in Rockingham Co, NC.

5 iv. Peter Ellington, born Abt. 1708. He married Mahala Clark; born Abt. 1712.

6 v. Mary Ellington, born Abt. 1710 in Amelia County, VA. She married [unknown] Farley; born Abt. 1706.

7 vi. Ann Ellington, born Abt. 1712 in Amelia County, VA. She married [Unknown] Marshall; born Abt. 1708.

+ 8 vii. John Ellington, Jr., born 1712 in Prince George Co., VA; died 1783 in Amelia Co., VA.

+ 9 viii. David Ellington, born 1713 in Prince George Co., VA; died Bet. 05 Nov 1773 - Mar 1783 in Nottingham Par.,, Amelia, VA.

10 ix. Rebecca Ellington, born Abt. 1714 in Amelia County, VA.

11 x. Elizabeth Ellington, born Abt. 1716 in Amelia County, VA. She married [Unknown]Roberts; born Abt. 1712.

+ 12 xi. [Unknown] Ellington, born Abt. 1718.

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John Ellington, I's Timeline

April 13, 1680
Northumberland, England
March 17, 1738
Age 57
Nottoway Parish, Amelia County, Virginia