Robert Gallop, of Hanover Parish

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Robert Gallop, of Hanover Parish

Also Known As: "gallup"
Birthplace: England or, Virginia Colony
Death: before May 20, 1720
Hanover Parish, Richmond County, Province of Virginia (1720)
Immediate Family:

Husband of Elinor Owens
Father of Elinor (Gallop) Brissee; Phillis Narcissa Elkins; Mary Elkins and Ann Duncan
Brother of Henry Gallop, of Hanover Parish

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About Robert Gallop, of Hanover Parish

Family was his brother Henry, widow Elinor, 4 daughters: Anne, Phillis, Mary, & Elinor.
After Robert's death 20 May 1720, his widow Elinor remarried to John Owens.

Robert Gallop died on Friday, 20 May 1720. He did not leave a written Will, but a verbal will spoken in the presence of his brother Henry Gallop, as well as Richard Elkins, and William Brown.
The will was recorded on Monday 23 May 1720 in Richmond County Court. It identifies Elenor Gallop as his widow and relict and Elenor and Felis as his daughters.

Will is attached in sources, can be found in "Richmond County Will Book No. 4 1717-1725" at the Virginia State Library. It can also be found at Family Search [] bottom portion of page 161 found on image 92.

Will reads as follows:
Gallop's Will
Richmond Co./ Monday May 23 1720
On this Day Henry Gallop aged Sixty Seven, Richard Elkin
aged fifty one & Wm Brown aged fifty six years at the
Request of Elenor Gallop Widdo & Relict of Robert Gallop deceased
Came personally before me & made Oath that on ffrs day last
the twentith Instant they heard Robert Gallop Declare as his
last Will that his 2 Daughters by Name Elenor & Felis should
have all his land at Deep Run in this County to be eaqually
devided to them & their Heirs forever & soon after on the
same Day Departed this Life and further saith not.

                                        his mark
                                    Henry  H  Gallop
                                    Richard Elkins
                                      his mark
                                    Wm  W  Brown

I do hereby Certify that on this
Day the twenty third of May 1720
Early in the Morning the parties
above named made Oath before
me that the above Contents is true
Wm Thornton"


What evidence supports as son of Samuel Gallup & Mary Gallup ?


According to his profile, Robert Gallop, Gallop-1 was the son of Samuel Gallop and his wife Mary Phillips Gallop of Boston. I have found the baptism for their son Samuel, but no other children
In 1698 a man named Henry Gallop/Gollop bought a piece of land in Richmond County, Virginia, from John Owens and his wife, Rebecca. Robert Gollop witnessed the transcaction. There is no information to show where Henry and Robert originated. [Richmond County VA Deed abstracts, 1695-1701]
Robert Gollop died in 1720; his will was proved 7 Dec 1720 by his widow, Eleanor, who brought along three friends: Henry Gollop, Richard Elkins, and William Brown. They all confirmed that although Robert left no will, he stated with his dying breath that he wanted his land “at Deep Run in this county” to be equally divided between two of his daughters, Eleanor and [Phyllis?]. [Robert had two other daughters: Mary, who was married to Richard Elkins, and Ann, who was married to a Robert Duncan.] [Wills of Richmond County, Virginia 1699-1800]
Rebecca Owens had apparently died by this time, because John Owens and Eleanor Gallop then married.
Henry Gallop died in 1726 and left his property to his four nieces (called cousins in the will):


Robert Gallop is the great, great, great, great, great grand father of Harry Truman.

There is a Will for a Robert Gallop which was proved on December 6, 1720, in Richmond County, VA. Eleanor, widow, was the relict of Robert. Robert stated in his will that he had two daughters: Eleanor and [Tolis] (Wills of Richmond County, Virginia, 1699-1800, Vol. 4, page 48)


[Gollop and Gallop interchange in the records; also Owen and Owens. The four cousins named in Henry Gollop's will were his four nieces, the only children of his deceased brother, Robert Gallop (Gollop), who died testate in Richmond County in 1720. His widow, Eleanor (Elener, Elliner, &c.), married secondly John Owen(s). The wife and children of Robert Gallop are detailed by George Harrison Sanford King in Marriages of Richmond County, Virginia, 1668-1853, see index page 303, under Gallop.]

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Robert Gallop, of Hanover Parish's Timeline

England or, Virginia Colony
Virginia, British Colonial America
King George County, Province of Virginia, Colonial America
Prince George County, Province of Virginia
May 20, 1720
Age 60
Hanover Parish, Richmond County, Province of Virginia