Ar11 William Armistead


    William Armistead (Ar11) of Yorkshire, England, was the son of Anthony Armistead (Ar12) of Kirk Deighton, Yorkshire, England, and Frances Thompson (Tm12).
     William was Baptised 1610, August 3 at All Saints, Kirk Deighton,York,England.
    Married: about 1632 Ann E. Ellis in Giggleswick,Kirk Deighton, Yorkshire, England
    Death: 13 Jun 1671 York, Virginia
    He emigrated to Virginia in 1635. He had land grants in Elizabeth City County, Virginia and later in Gloucester County, Virginia., which was formed from York County in 1642. He died before 1660. .
    His children were
    (Ar10-1) William Armistead
    (Ar10) John Armistead, In 1697, Col. John Armistead, of Gloucester County, made a deed (which is on record in Elizabeth City County) in which styling himself "brother and heir" of William A., deceased, and "son and Heire" of William Armistead, of Elizabeth City County, Gent., "he confirms to Anthony Armistead, his brother, all land on Back River, in said County, of which his father died seised."
    (Ar10-3) Anthony Armistead
    (Ar10-4) Frances Armistead m Christopher Wormeley.
    Ar10-4-1 Judith Wormeley, b May 25, 1685, Middlesex Co Va, d November 1720, Middlesex Co Va m Christopher Robinson
    ? (Ar10-5) Catherine Armistead b 1641 died on 23 Apr 1692 in Spotsylvania Co., VA, m. 1st Theophilius Hone on 28 Mar 1679,
    2nd Robert Beverley (Be11),

  1.       (Ar10-5-1/Be10-5) John2 Beverley.
  2.       (Ar10-5-2/Be10-6) Thomas Beverley died on 20 Sep 1686.
  3.     (Ar10-5-3/Be10-7)  Catherine Beverley, married Hon. John Robinson ??=Ar10-5-11?
  4.       (Ar10-5-4/Be10-8) William Beverley was baptized on 4 Jan 1680.
  5.       (Ar10-5-5/Be10-9) Christopher Beverley was baptized on 19 Mar 1686.
  6. m 3rd Catherine Armistead widow Hone, widow Beverley remarried on 17 Sep 1687 Hon. Christopher Robinson and according to freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~lzrslong/b136.htm#P120109 had

       (Ar10-5-6) Ann ROBINSON,
       (Ar10-5-7) Elizabeth ROBINSON,
       (Ar10-5-8) Agatha ROBINSON II,
       (Ar10-5-9) Benjamin ROBINSON,
       (Ar10-5-10) Christopher ROBINSON II,
       (Ar10-5-11) John ROBINSON II,
       (Ar10-5-12) Clara ROBINSON.
       
    The son of William, Col. John Armistead (Ar10), was Sheriff of Gloucester County, Va. In 1675 and buried 1685. He married Judith ? and had children:
    (Ar9) Judith Armistead, who married Robert Carter (Ct9);
    (Ar9-2)  Elizabeth Armistead who married Ralph Wormeley;
    (Ar9-3) William Armistead who married Anna Lee
    (Ar9-4) Henry Armistead who married Martha Burwell.
    The Armistead house is in Williamsburg, Va.
     

    Sources: Mrs. Nicholasí (Ni3-5) notes
    Crozier, Virginia Heraldica, pp 96-7

    Data from http://home.socal.rr.com/elliottbe/7xGrandma.htm = Ar10-4
    Grandma Frances Armistead

    This is a story about my 7X Grandmother. Thatís a grandmother with 7 "Greats" in front of her name. Her dadís name was William ARMISTEAD and her motherís maiden name was Anne ELLIS.

    Anyway, Francesí family emigrated to Virginia about 1635 from Kirk Deighton, Yorkshire, England. Golly, the Pilgrims had come only 15 years earlier, in 1620, wasnít it? Her dad had "obtained large grants of land in Elizabeth City county, and subsequently in Gloucester county." Virginia.

    We believe Frances was the last of five children of William and Anne ARMISTEAD. Hereís where she fits among her siblings, all of whom were born in Virginia, American Colonies:

    John Ė b 1635 [an ancestor of both President William Henry Harrison (1773-1795?1841) and President Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901)]
    William Ė b 1638 (died childless)
    Catherine Ė b 1643
    Anthony Ė b 1645 (reported to be an ancestor of President Tyler)
    Frances Ė b about 1647 (my 7X Grandmother)
    If the dates are accurate, Frances married her first husband, Reverend Justinian ALYMER, when she was only 13 years old! Rev ALYMER was about 25 at the time. Apparently he didnít live very long into the marriage because he died before 1660. I wonder if preachers were as poor as usual in those days? Anyway from what Iíve seen of Jamestown, the part thatís not under the James River, it was a very unhealthy place to live. The capitol was moved to Williamsburg in 1698, so I guess he could well be said to be from Jamestown. Anyway, we donít know exactly where they did live. And we donít know of any children from that union.

    Next Frances married Lieutenant-Colonel Anthony ELLIOTT of Elizabeth City county and Middlesex county, my 7X Grandfather. He was probably born in, and emigrated from, Kent, England. Since this was well before the Revolutionary War, grandpa had to be a colonel in the British Army, I would think. Frances is now 14 and Anthony was an "old man" of 41.

    Frances had three children by Grandpa Anthony:

    William ELLIOTT born in 1662
    Thomas Richard ELLIOTT born in 1663 (my 6X Grandfather)
    Robert ELLIOTT born in 1665
    In January 1666, Grandpa Anthony ELLIOTTís will was admitted to record. He died sometime before November 1666. We suspect he may have been ill in January when he had his will recorded.

    So here was Grandma Frances, about age 19, widowed again, this time with three young children. What to do? What else? Marry again.

    Husband number three was Colonel Christopher WORMELEY. Seems like Grandma Frances was showing a preference for military men. I donít know WORMELEYís birth date or age at marriage but Iíll bet he was pretty old relative to Frances. In fact, since he was a full Colonel and Grandpa Anthony was only a Lt. Colonel, I wonder if WORMELEY might have been Grandpa Anthonyís commanding officer? Anyway, as stepfather to the three ELLIOTT boys, he would have had more influence on them than their birth father. I wish we knew a bit more about him.

    In November 1666, probate was granted Mr. Christopher WORMELEY, in place of William ELLIOTT (Grandpa Anthony ELLIOTTís oldest son Ė just 4 years old at the time) and John ARMISTEAD (the married brother of Frances), as "having married the relict." "Relict" is an old word for "widow". I looked it up. After all, only men could own property in those days.

    Well, Frances did not outlive her third husband. She died 25 May 1685 in Middlesex, VA, American Colonies. She was probably around 38 years old. By then her youngest boy was 20 years old. So she did get to raise them. But wow! What a plucky gal. I would surely like to meet her and learn more about her life.

    Why did she marry so young? Well, maybe because lives were shorter in those days, she figured she had better get started early in order to get it all in.

    Anyway, when you consider that I have 127 other 7X grandmothers back there that probably also have a lot of interesting stories, you kind of wish they had left more of a trail.

    Robert D. Elliott

    June 1999 (Revised 15 Oct 2001)
     
     
     
     

    Contradictory data from www.familysearch.org shows Anne E. Ellis as mother but marriage in 1640:

    WILLIAM ARMISTEAD
      Male
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    Event(s):
     Birth:
     Christening:  03 AUG 1610   All Saints Church, York, Yorkshire, England
     Death:
     Burial:
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    Parents:
      Father:  ANTHONY ARMISTEAD  Family
      Mother:  FRANCES THOMPSON
     

    (This man seems to have stayed in England all his life)
    William ARMISTEAD (AFN: 8MZ6-RC)  Pedigree
     Sex:  M Family
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    Event(s):
     Birth:   1610
      Of Kirk, Deighton, Yorks, England
     Christening:   3 Aug 1610   Kirk Deighton, Yorkshire, , Eng
     Death:   13 Jun 1671   All Saints, York, , England
     Burial:   Jun 1671   All Saints, York, , England
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    Parents:
     Father:  Anthony ARMISTEAD (AFN: 8N09-6W)  Family
     Mother:  Frances THOMPSON (AFN: 8N09-73)
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    Marriage(s):
     Spouse:  Ann E. ELLIS (AFN: 8MZ6-SJ)  Family
     Marriage:  1640
      Giggleswick, Kirkdeighton, Yorkshire, England
     

    William Armistead     Compact Disc #17     Pin #973418
     Sex: M
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    Event(s):
     Birth:    Place:   of Kirk,York,England
     Christening:  3 Aug 1610  Place:   All Saints,England
     Death:  13 Jun 1671  Place:   ,York,Virginia
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    Parents:
    Father:  Anthony Armistead     Disc #17     Pin #973420
    Mother:  Francis Thompson     Disc #17     Pin #973421
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    Marriage(s):
     Spouse:  Anne      Disc #17     Pin #973419
     Marriage:    Place:
    Submitter:
     Leeta WHITING
    PO Box 754 Crane, OR 97732
    Submitter:
     donald COTTAM
    24128 MIDDLEBELT RD. NEW BOSTON, MI. 48164
     
     

    Ann E. Ellis     Compact Disc #83     Pin #73937
     Sex: F
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    Event(s):
     Birth:  1616  Place:   Giggleswickm Kirk, Deighton, York, Eng
     Death:  aft 1650  Place:   VA
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    Parents:
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    Marriage(s):
     Spouse:  William Armistead     Disc #83     Pin #72976
     Marriage:  1640  Place:  Glochester, VA
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    Notes and Sources:
     Notes:   None
     Sources:  None
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    Submitter:
     Lyle SCHOLTEN
    1253 Monarch Lane, Gardnerville, NV, 89410, United States of America
     

    (This looks like a cousin of the above)

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    William Armitstead
      Male
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    Event(s):
     Birth:
     Christening:  02 MAR 1600   Gisburn, Yorkshire, England
     Death:
     Burial:
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    Parents:
      Father:  Richard Armitstead  Family
      Mother:  Margaret Browne
     

    WILLM. ARMESTED
      Male
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    Event(s):
     Birth:
     Christening:  01 MAY 1598   Glinton, Northampton, England

     Death:
     Burial:
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    Parents:
      Father:  THOMAS ARMESTED  Family

    (another cousin)
    WILLUS. ARMITSTEADE
      Male
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    Event(s):
     Birth:
     Christening:  02 FEB 1600   Giggleswick, Yorkshire, England
     Death:
     Burial:
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    Parents:
      Father:  JOHANNIS ARMITSTEADE  Family

    WILLUS ARMETSTEADE
      Male   Family
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    Event(s):
     Birth:
     Christening:
     Death:
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    Marriages:
      Spouse:  KATHERINA GARNETT  Family
      Marriage:  10 OCT 1601   Giggleswick, Yorkshire, England
     

    WILLUS. ARMETSTEAD
      Male
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    Event(s):
     Birth:
     Christening:  29 DEC 1602   Giggleswick, Yorkshire, England
     Death:
     Burial:
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    Parents:
      Father:  BARTHO. ARMETSTEAD  Family
     

    WILLUS. ARMETSTEADE
      Male
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    Event(s):
     Birth:
     Christening:  01 MAY 1603   Giggleswick, Yorkshire, England

     Death:
     Burial:
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    Parents:
      Father:  WILLI. ARMETSTEADE  Family
     

    WILLIA. ARMSTEAD
      Male
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    Event(s):
     Birth:
     Christening:  16 MAR 1605   Norton, Hertford, England
     Death:
     Burial:
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    Parents:
      Father:  CHISTOPHER ARMSTEAD  Family
      Mother:  CATHERINE
     

    William Armitstead
      Male
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    Event(s):
     Birth:
     Christening:  17 MAY 1607   Eade, , Yorkshire, England
     Death:
     Burial:
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    Parents:
      Father:  Richard Armitstead  Family
     

    WILMUS. ARMITSTEAD
      Male   Family
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    Event(s):
     Birth:
     Christening:
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    Marriages:
      Spouse:  MARGRETA  Family
      Marriage:  26 MAY 1606   Gisburn, Yorkshire, England
     

    WILLM. ARMESTEAD
      Male
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    Event(s):
     Birth:
     Christening:  11 MAY 1608   Clapham, Yorkshire, England
     Death:
     Burial:
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    Parents:
      Father:  RICHI. ARMESTEAD  Family

    William Armistead
      Male   Family
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    Event(s):
     Birth:  About 1583   Of Bolton, , Yorkshire, England
     Christening:
     Death:
     Burial:
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    Marriages: Janet Browne
      Marriage:  26 APR 1608   Of, Bolton By Bowland, Yorkshire, England
     
     
     

Ann E. Ellis Compact Disc #96 Pin #398300 (AFN: 8MZ6-SJ) Sex: F
 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Event(s):
  Birth: abt 1616 Place: Giggleswick,Kirkdeighton,Yorkshire,England
 Death: aft 1650 Place: Virginia
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  Parents:
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 Marriage(s):
  Spouse: William Armistead Disc #96 Pin #398135
  Marriage: 1632 Place: Giggleswick,Kirkdeighton,Yorkshire,England
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