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Gerrard Robert Ellyson, II

Male Abt 1676 - 1749


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  • Name  Gerrard Robert Ellyson, II  [1
    Suffix  II 
    Born  Abt 1676  New Kent, New Kent, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  16 Dec 1749  New Kent, New Kent, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I4813  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  30 Jan 2012 

    Father  Gerrard Robert Ellyson,   b. Abt 1657, New Kent , Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother  Anne Myhill,   b. Abt 1652,   d. 7 Jan 1727, Elizabeth City, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1675 
    Family ID  F7606  Group Sheet

    Family  Sarah Spence,   b. 1676, New Kent , Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1749, New Kent , Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  28 Feb 1700  Henrico MM, Charles City, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Gerrard Robert Ellyson, III,   b. Abt 1695, New Kent, New Kent, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1761, New Kent , Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Agatha Ellyson,   b. Abt 1701, New Kent, New Kent, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 11 Apr 1762
     3. William Ellyson,   b. Abt 1702, New Kent, New Kent, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1779, Henrico MM, Charles City, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Judith Ellyson,   b. 1702, New Kent, New Kent, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1785, Charles City, Charles City, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Hannah Ellyson,   b. Abt 1704, New Kent, New Kent, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1744, Charles City, Charles City, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Cecilia Ellyson,   b. Abt 1704, New Kent, New Kent, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1772, Rowan, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Elizabeth Ellyson,   b. Abt 1706, New Kent, New Kent, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1783, Amelia, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Ursulah Ellyson,   b. 1710, New Kent, New Kent, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1787, Mecklenburg, Frederick, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  30 Jan 2012 
    Family ID  F1429  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1676 - New Kent, New Kent, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 28 Feb 1700 - Henrico MM, Charles City, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Dec 1749 - New Kent, New Kent, Virginia Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Some records ha ve his birth date 1671 in New Kent, Virginia

      He died on 2 oct 1749. He was a Planter and a slve owner. He was an active Quaker. He quit as MM treasure due to health in 1738. He may have married a Sarah after Anne's death.

      The following is from the W and M college quartley Hist Magazine, vol 8, issue 3 (Jan 1900): Jan 25, 1771 Yesterday was married in Henrico Mr William Carter thrid son of Mr Carter aged 23 to Mrs Sarah Ellyson, Relict of Mr Gerrad Ellyson, deced, aged 85, a sprightly old tit with three thousand pounds fortune ----------------------------------------------------------------

      Gerard Robert Ellyson followed his father in beinga planter in New Kent Va, where he owned at least one large plantation. He was also a slave owner, having lived in the period before consciences became awake to the iniquity of slave holding.

      Gerard was the first son of our Ellyson ancester to become an active member of the Society of Friends. He lived in New Kent, Va in Colonial days.

      Before the Friends became actively consious of the iniquity of slave holding a number of members of the Society owned slaves. We know that our ancestor, GR Ellyson owned at least one slave because, after his death, in the 1750 MMminutes is mentioned in the personal estate of GR Ellyson deceased and the right and property of a negro woman named Tamer. Elizabeth Johnson testified that. "her father. GR Ellyson did on that day tha the Negro woman Tamer was born, giv the said Negro child unto his daughter Ursula."

      In the final outcome of the controversy over Tamer, the committee reported,"on the whole we are of the opinion that Sara Ellyson, wife and widow of the foresaid GR Ellyson has a Good Right unto the said Negro woman Tamer and her child Lucy."

  • Sources 
    1. [S33] Henrico MM, Vol VI, William Wade Hinshaw, (Reprint of original published: Ann Arbor, Mich. : Edwards Bros., 1936-1950.), Page 172 (Reliability: 3).