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Anthony Armistead (abt. 1645 - 1726)

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Captain Anthony Armistead
Born about in Elizabeth City County, Virginia Colonymap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married about (to ) in Wirt, Elizabeth City County, Virginiamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Elizabeth City County, Colony of Virginiamap
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Anthony was born in about 1645, a son of William Armistead and his wife, Ann Unknown.[1][2] Capt. Anthony Armistead is the son of William "the emigrant" and the father of a William.[3]

Anthony's father, William Armistead, immigrated to the Colony of Virginia in 1635.[1]


Anthony married about 1665 in Elizabeth City Co., to Hannah Ellyson,[2] 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.[1] Hannah died at Elizabeth City Co. on 19 December 1728.[2]

Positions and Property

In 1676, Anthony served under Gov. William Berkeley as a member of the Court Martial to try the Bacon insurgents.[1] In 1680, he was justice of the peace and captain of horse.[2] In 1684, he served Sheriff of Elizabeth City, and in 1705, a Captain of the James City County Militia.[2] In 1700, he was a member of the committee to report the revision of the laws which were approved by the General Assembly.[2]

Anthony served as a Burgess for Elizabeth City County (Sessions of October 10, 1693, September 24, 1696, September 28, 1698, April 27, 1699).[4][2][5]

Death and Legacy

Anthony died before 1728 or on 26 Oct 1726[1] at Elizabeth City County, Virginia.[6][7]


Children of Anthony and Hannah:[1]

  1. William Armistead (Major); m 1) Hannah Hind, 2) Rebecca Moss
  2. Anthony Armstead, Lt. Col.; m 1) Anne Unknown, 2) Elizabeth Westwood
  3. Robert Armistead (Capt), of Elizabeth City Co, VA; m 1) Unknown Booth, 2) Katherine (Nutting) Shelton.
  4. Judith Armistead; m 1) Col. John West, of Westpoint, Warwick Co, VA, 2) Mr. Butts
  5. Hannah Armistead,; m William Sheldon/Shelton who m 2nd to Katherine (Nutting)

Research Notes

His son, Lt. Col. Anthony Armistead, also served as a Burgess from 1720 to 1726.[6][8]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 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, (Page 25).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Harris, John Michael, (2 Oct 2005) 2005 Update
  3. "Old Kecoughtan." WMQ 9.2:85
  4. 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, (Vol 2, Page xvi)
  5. 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] (Vol 3, Pages ix-xii).
  6. 6.0 6.1 Wikipedia contributors, Anthony Armistead.
  7. Unclear what is the evidence for this specific death date
  8. 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] (Vol 5, Pages x, 270, 287).

See also:

  • 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, (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 (Vol. 6, No. 4, pp. 226-234).

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On 5 Sep 2018 at 01:37 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Jamestowne Society has his death in 1705 - see

On 6 Mar 2014 at 15:38 GMT Michelle (Gerard) Hartley wrote:

Do you have anymore information you can add? Also, can you add me to the trusted list?

Regards, MIcelle

On 8 Dec 2013 at 02:37 GMT Michelle (Gerard) Hartley wrote:

Can you please add an estimated birth or death date? It would help the Arborist merge the duplicates.

Regards, Michelle Arborist project leader

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