Did PGMer Samuel Gallop have a son Robert who moved to Virginia?

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According to his profile, Robert Gallop, Gallop-1 was the son of PGMers Samuel Gallop and his wife Mary Phillips Gallop of Boston. I have found the baptism for their son Samuel, but no other children. This Robert Gallop, according to his profile, married a woman named Elinor Bryant in Boston in 1678. She was born in Virginia. He died in Virginia, she died in Boston. Clearly there is incorrect information here.

Questions: Did Samuel and Mary have a son named Robert?

Did he marry a woman named Elinor?

Did he move to Virginia?


Was there a Robert Gallop b. in Virginia who married Elinor in Virginia?
WikiTree profile: Robert Gallop
asked in Genealogy Help by Jeanie Roberts G2G6 Pilot (116k points)

1 Answer

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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):

In the Name of God Amen, the 6th day of April in the year of our Lord God 1726. I Henry Gollop of Hanover Parish in the County of King George being in perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto God for the same but calling to mind ye mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last Will & Testament that is to say
First: I revoke all other Wills & Testaments either by wrighting or otherwise which ever was made by me and this only to stand as my last Will & Testament and no other.
Imprimis: 1 give and bequeath to my couzen Mary Elkens the plantation where I now live and the land belonging to it, to her and the heirs of her body forever and one Negro called Cili and one heifer to her daughter Elizabeth.
Item: I give and bequeath to my cuzen Anne Gollop one plantation at the Deep Run and the land belonging to it to her and her heirs lawfully begotten forever, and one Negro called Nan and one feather bed and furniture.
Item: I give to Phillis Gollop one Negro called Tom and one feather bed and furniture.
Item: I give to my cuzen Elenor Gollop twenty pounds Sterling which I have now by me and please God that I rase more money before I die, I desire she may have it.
And further my desire is that all my personal estate not mentioned in my Will after funeral charges and lawful debts [are] paid should be equally divded between my four cuzens and I do hereby appoint and ordain John Owens and Elenor Owens his now wife my sole and lawfull Executors.
As Witness my hand and Seale His *******
Henry [H] Gollop *Seale* Mark *******
Copy Test

Witnesses Richard Owens             William [His Mark] Owen        Thomas Rallins
At a Court held for King George County on Friday ye 6th day of
July Anno Dom: 1727.
This last Will and Testament of Henry Gollop, dece., was presented into Court by John Owen and Elliner his wife Executors therein appointed who made oath thereto and the same was proved by the oaths of Richard & William Owen two of the evidences thereto subscribed and admitted to Record. Copy Test
T.  Turner Cl: Cur:  [Wills of King George County, Virginia, Will Book A-1]
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I was unable to locate marriage records for Eleanor and Robert Gallop or Eleanor and John Owens.  No information that would suggest or confirm her maiden name or parents.
I propose removing Robert as a son of Samuel and Mary Phillips and placing him in Virginia. His marriage to Eleanor must have taken place in Virginia as well. With no record for the marriage and no other clue to her identity, I think her LNAB should be Unknown.
I agree with Jeanie
Anne, will I have the backing of the PGM project if I remove Robert as a son of Samuel and Mary?
Yes. PGM supports this change.

For others reading this: relationships/connections between 17th century New England settlers and 17th century Virginia settlers were very rare.
Yes, absoluetly

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