Anthony's father, William Armistead, immigrated to the Colony of Virginia in 1635.
Anthony married about 1665 in Elizabeth City Co., to Hannah Ellyson, daughter of Dr. Robert Ellyson, of James City County, Va., who formerly resided in St. Mary's Parish, Md., and served as High Sheriff of both counties, and as Sergeant at Arms the House of Burgesses, 1657-58; and a Burgess, 1656 to 1663, with the rank of Captain. Hannah died at Elizabeth City Co. on 19 December 1728.
Positions and Property
In 1676, Anthony served under Gov. William Berkeley as a member of the Court Martial to try the Bacon insurgents. In 1680, he was justice of the peace and captain of horse. In 1684, he served Sheriff of Elizabeth City, and in 1705, a Captain of the James City County Militia. In 1700, he was a member of the committee to report the revision of the laws which were approved by the General Assembly.
Anthony served as a Burgess for Elizabeth City County (Sessions of October 10, 1693, September 24, 1696, September 28, 1698, April 27, 1699).
Death and Legacy
Anthony died before 1728 or on 26 Oct 1726 at Elizabeth City County, Virginia.
↑ 1.01.11.21.31.41.5 Hardy, Stella P, (1958) Colonial Families of the Southern States of America; a History and Genealogy of Colonial Families Who Settled in the Colonies Prior to the Revolution. Baltimore: Southern Book Co, HathiTrust.org (Page 25).
↑ Virginia. General Assembly. House of Burgesses; McIlwaine, H. R. (Henry Read), Journals of the House of Burgesses of Virginia. Richmond, VA: [Library Board, Virginia State Library] 1915, Archive.org (Vol 2, Page xvi)
↑ Virginia. General Assembly. House of Burgesses; McIlwaine, H. R. (Henry Read), Journals of the House of Burgesses of Virginia... Richmond, VA: [Library Board, Virginia State Library] Archive.org (Vol 3, Pages ix-xii).
↑ Unclear what is the evidence for this specific death date
↑ Virginia. House of Burgesses; McIlwaine, H. R. (Henry Read), (1930) Journals of the House of Burgesses of Virginia... Vol 5. Richmond: [Library Board, Virginia State Library] Archive.org (Vol 5, Pages x, 270, 287).
Hardy, Stella Picket, (1911) Colonial Families of the Southern States of America. New York: Tobias A. Wright.
(Oct., 1900) "Old Kecoughtan." The William and Mary Quarterly. Omohundro Institute, JSTOR.org (Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 83-131, citing p 85).
(Apr., 1898) "Armistead Family." The William and Mary Quarterly. Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture JSTOR.org (Vol. 6, No. 4, pp. 226-234).