Anthony was born c. 1587 at Kirk Deighton, West Riding of Yorkshire, England, a son of Roger Armestead and his wife, Epham, (here profiled as Epham Hill). According to Garber in The Armistead Family .... Epham's maiden name is unknown.
Charles Penrose Kirk, relying on naming patterns, assumes that Anthony "Armistead" and his wife, Frances Thompson, were the parents of the Armistead immigrants to Virginia.
Anthony Armistead and Frances Thompson obtained a license to marry in 1608 at their home village, Kirk Deighton, West Riding of Yorkshire. "Stephanie Green, TX suggests that Anthony and Frances were married in All St.s Church - K. D. this is not a fact. However, Record shows a license was issued to them in 1608 at K. D. but no record that the marriage took place in All Saint's Church."
Traditionally, Anthony and Frances have been assumed to have been the parents of Virginia immigrant, William "Armestead." However, Keith, who wrote The Ancestry of Benjamin Harrison ... (1893), admits he relies on naming patterns alone to connect the Kirk Deighton family as ancestors of William. In fact, in the pedigree chart at the end of the book, no parents are shown for William Armistead of Elizabeth City Co, VA.
Patricia Hatcher, in her 2011 article on Judith Horne, does not accept the idea. She argues there are chronological difficulties with the claimed relationships. In addition, she points out that the surname, "Armistead," is common in Yorkshire, and the given names are found in other areas. The bottom line is that we have no record which connects William to any particular English family.
The children of Anthony and Frances are assumed to have numbered twelve (7 sons 5 daughters), born between 1610 and 1632. On record: 10 baptism dates, 6 burial dates ... 
Children of Anthony and Frances:
Note: Ralph Armistead is sometimes assumed to have been a child of Anthony and Frances. However, NO RALPH! No record of birth, baptism or death for any Ralph Armistead in Yorkshire.
William "Armestead" (whoever were his parents) received a patent on 7 July 1636 for 450 acres at Elizabeth City Co, for the transportation of 9 persons, including his wife, Ann.
Kirk Deighton was located at the time in the Upper Division of Claro, West Riding of Yorkshire, England.
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On 23 Jan 2017 at 01:53 GMT Fontaine Wiatt wrote:
On 23 Jan 2017 at 00:54 GMT Cynthia (Billups) B wrote:
On 23 Jan 2017 at 00:22 GMT Cynthia (Billups) B wrote:
These actually do NOT look like they will turn out to be the same person, however the same name and exactly the same death date would lead one to suspect some sort of edit needs to be made.
Managers, please have a look? Thanks!
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