Robert T.  Elliot Sr

Robert T. Elliot Sr (1695 - 1768)

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Robert T. Elliot Sr
Born in Jedburgh, Midlem Mill, Roxburghshire, Scotlandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married (to ) in Danzig, West Prussiamap
Husband of — married in Fermanagh, Northern Irelandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Cumberland, Pennsylvaniamap
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Category:Cumberland County, Pennsylvania

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Uncertainity of Parentage

The parents of Robert Elliot born in 1695; and died in Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania in 1768 is uncertain. The research done on this profile to find the link from Robert Elliot to the Elliots of Midlem Mill, where he is named as a descendant has not been exhausted; perhaps someone else has better sources and will add to this profile as it continues to improve.

Biography

Robert Elliot, son of Robert Elliot 2nd Laird of Midlem Mill and Elizabeth Unknown, 2nd son born to them named Robert, born May 8, 1695 in Jedburgh, Midlem Mill,Roxburghshire, Scotland[1][2]the 1st Robert having been born in 1681; became the 3rd Laird of Midlem Mill[2]Robert Elliot b. in 1695; died in Cumberland, Pennsylvania in 1768[1]

Robert Elliot's father Robert Elliot, was the 2nd Laird of Midlem Mill (1647-1725) of Jedburgh, Midlem Mill, Roxburghshire, Scotland; son of Gavin Elliott of Grange and Midlem Mill (1625-1678); title of 3rd Laird of Midlem Mill, went to an older brother Robert Elliot (1681-1753), son of Robert Elliot, 2nd Laird of Midlem Mill[2]

Ray Balfour wrote notes on his personal research and considerations for others researching the same ancestral line(s) for Robert Elliot (1647-1725)on his personal family tree in Rootsweb's WorldConnect Project: Link: {http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=rsbalfour&id=I]... as follows: He states "A considerable amount of confusion seems to have arisen among researchers of these members of the Elliot family, and it is my belief that the confusion has arisen out of a failure to recognize that Robert Elliot, 2nd Laird of Midlem Mill (1647-1725), had two sons named Robert, one born in 1681 and the other born in 1695. If my belief is correct, then I see no conflicts among the numerous reports from genealogy researchers".[2]

'Note': The above link to Ray Balfours research on the Elliot family is broken; and the credibilty of this source is unknown

Robert Elliot married (1) Mary Johnston; born Nov 2, 1696; in the year 1717; in Danzig, West Prussia where she died in 1722[1]

Children of Robert Elliot and Mary Johnston

[3]

1). Johnston Elliot b. Oct 28, 1719, Danzig, West Prussia; d. 1752; m. Ann Campbell

2). John Elliot b. May 11, 1721; d. 1765

'Note:'Johnston and John Elliot are not mentioned in the Biographical Annals of Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania; as children of Robert Elliot the immigrant who migrated from Ireland to Cumberland Pennsylvania in 1737, settling in Middlesex township[4]; although the authors of "From Midlem Mill to Tippecanoe: An Elliott family tale"show death dates for both sons, after 1737; Johnston died in 1752; and John died in 1765[5]

3). Edward Elliot b. April 17, 1722; Maghera, Londonderry Twp., Ireland; died Feb 1791; m. Margaret Kincaid, abt 1739/40

'Note:' There is a 2nd Edward reported to have been born to Mary Rainey, 2nd wife of Robert Elliot, in 1728; dying in 1793, Cumberland Co., Pa. It is very unlikely there were two Edward Elliots born to Robert that survived him in 1768; Robert mentions one Edward, son, in which he leaves 5 shillings, in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania[6]Its possible that Edward was the middle name for a son, or that both Edwards named are one and the same; leaving the question as to his birth date and name of his mother.

"Many of the Elliot's who fled or were transported from Scottish borderlands during the purges of the borders in the early 1600's settled in County Fermanagh in Ulster".[7]After the death of Robert's first wife, it is believed Robert moved to Fermanagh County, Ireland, where most likely he had some relatives already living there; possibly for employment of some sort.

Robert Elliot married (2) Mary Rainey in 1723, in Enniskillen, Fermanagh, Ireland; she was born in 1705, of the same place; and died approx., 1795, at the home of her son Thomas in Sherman's Valley, Pennsylvania, at the age of 90 or upwards[8][1][9][10] Note: The names of the children of Robert Elliot are supported by his will proved Jan 7, 1768.[3]

Children of Robert Elliot and Mary Rainey

[8]

1). Griesel Elliott b. in 1724; Ennskillen, Fermanagh, Ireland; she died about 1790 in Cumberland Pennsylvania; she married 1749 Joseph McMin; b 1715, Pennsburg, Cumberland, Pa., and died 1784, Allen Cumberland, Pa

2). Edward Elliott b. 1728 Enniskillen, Fermanagh, Ireland; d abt 1793 Cumberland, Pa

'Note:'Unsure if the Edward shown here is the same Edward born in 1722 to Mary Johnston, Robert Elliot's first wife, who survived his father in 1768 and is mentioned in his fathers will in Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania[6]

3). Thomas Elliott b. May 8, 1730, Ennskillen, Fermanagh, Ireland; died June 30 1815 in Sherman's Valley, Pa., He married (1) Catherine Thomas; she died in 1774 in Tyrone, Perry Pa., he married (2) Jane Holliday on Nov 2 1779 in Centre Presbyterian church, Sherman's Valley, Perry Co., Pa; she was born in July 5, 1746, Rothfriland, County Downs, Ireland; she died Oct 10 1833, in Centre, Perry Co., Pa

4). David Elliott b. 1731 Enniskillen, Fermanagh, Ireland; He married Mary Sanderson died Sept 22, 1804; Middleton Township, Cumberland Co., Pa

5). William Elliott b. abt 1732 Enniskillen, Fermanagh, Ireland; he died about 1788 Cumberland Pa*

6). James Elliott b. Feb 2 1733 Enniskillen, Fermanagh Ireland; he died Nov 8 1823 in Middlesex Cumberland, Pa; he married Margaret Sanderson in 1768

7). Robert Elliott Jr b. 1735 Enniskillen, Fermanagh Ireland; he died before 1800 Cumberland Co., Pa*

'*Note'Records for Robert Jr., and William Elliot, sons of Robert Elliot (1695-1768) are lacking; some believe they relocated at young age to North or South Carolina[8]; while others believe Kentucky, where their sister Mary moved with her family towards the end of her life.[11]

8). Mary Elliott b. 1739 Middlesex, Cumberland Co., Pa; she died about 1810 Cumberland Co., Pa; she married John Irwin

9). Margaret Elliott b. 1741 Middlesex Cumberland Co., Pa; she died about 1805, Cumberland Pa; she married William Clark

10). Ann Elliott b. 1743 Middlesex, Cumberland Pa; she died about 1790 Cumberland Pa; married Samuel Mitchell of Mifflin, now Juanita Co., Pa

Robert Elliot and Mary Rainey, along with thousands of Scottish and Irish immigrants, migrated to the Pennsylvania Colonies; for cheap and plentiful lands, liberal religious beliefs, and low taxes, which were major reasons for choosing Pennsylvania as a place to settle; it is believed Robert Elliot and his family migrated to the Pennsylvania colonies in 1737[8][12]; most likely embarking from Larne, which is a major port for Northern Ireland; and arriving in the port of Philadelphia; the actual record of his departure has not been found, and the ports of departure and arrival can only be speculated upon. [7]during a time when "economic times were getting hard because landlords were trying to consolidate their lands leaving little room for expansion; along with more restrictions being placed on Irish exports; crop failure; and rapidly increasing rents for tenant farmers"[7]

According to the Biographical Annals of Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania "The first of the Elliott family to settle in Pennsylvania was Robert Elliott, who came from Ireland in 1737 with his wife Mary, and children: Edward, Thomas, William, Robert, Grisel (who became the wife of Joseph McMin), Mary (who married John Irwin), Margaret (married William Clark), Ann, David and James. They made their home in what is now Middlesex township, Cumberland county"[13]and is known as a pioneer and frontiersman of that time[14]

Will of Robert Elliot

Roberts will was proved 7 June 1768[15]; filed in Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania; Register of Wills[6][16][17]Abstract as follows:

In his Will Robert Elliot bequeathes the following:

  • Mary only beloved wife shall have and enjoy to use or dispose at her pleasure all my ready cash and all debts due to me by obligation or contract whatsoever to whom I also give & bequeath the third part of any Personal estate and a full third part of my Real Estate during her natural life.....
  • Item I give & bequeath unto my son Edward Eliot 5 shillings and no more...
  • Item I give & bequeath unto Thomas Eliot my son five shillings and no more...
  • Item I give and bequeath unto my son William Eliot five shillings and no more...
  • Item I give and bequeath unto my son Robert Eliot five shillings and no more...
  • Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Grisel the wife of Joseph McMinn five shillings and no more...
  • Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary the wife of John Irwin five shillings and no more...
  • Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Margaret Eliot the just sum of twenty Pounds lawful Money of Pennsylvania to be paid unto her by my Executor and my own Son. The Horse viz I mean the Gray Horse and her saddle together with bed and furniture as her mother thinks fit...
  • Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Ann Elliot [Eliot] thirty Pounds lawful money of Pennsylvania to be paid by my Executor but ten Pounds thereof I allow to paid out of the ready cash before given to my wife her disposal, I likewise order and allow a saddle unto my daughter Ann with her bed and furniture thereof
  • Item I give and bequeath unto my son David Elliot a full third Part of my land Estate to him his heirs and assign forever
  • Item I give and bequeath unto my son James Eliot the remaining two thirds of my Land Estate which after his mother her Decease does pass to him his heirs and assigns forever together with what remains of Personal Estate after the payment of my just debts and legacies herein bequeathed and I do appoint ordain & constitute Mary my beloved wife and my son James Elliot Executor and this my last will & testament hereby revoking reversing & utterly making null all Wills Testaments Executors or Legacies by me formerly made or intended to be made a Witness my hand and Seal the day and year above written

Signed Sealed Published Pronounced and declared to be the Last Will of Testament of Robert Elliot in presence of Us John Briggam John Henderson Dated Seventh day of June 1768

Cumberland County Tax Lists-In the "History of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania" by Conway P. Wing in 1870; Page 36 discusses taxes. “In the whole county (Cumberland), extended as it then was, there was in 1748 eight hundred taxable, which at the rate of five persons to a taxable would give four thousand inhabitants. It would be safe to estimate the population at not less than three thousand……Those who lived in remote and new settlements were frequently left out of the tax list in view of their extreme hardships and the ravages of the Indians. "Listed in East Pennsborough, 1750"', is Edward, Robert and Robert Jr. Elliott; "Listed in West Pennsborough" is John Elliott.[18]

Page 60 continues with taxes: “We have lists of the taxables for the years 1750, 1753, 1758, 1759, 1761 and 1762; they are useful for showing who were residents in the county, the townships in which they resided, and the dates at which individual persons in whom we are interested were alive. We have concluded to tine the list for a single year, 1762”….. "u" stands for unwarranted, "w" for warranted, "p" for patented, "r" for rented; the last figure is the tax. "Middleton, 1762" has James Eliot, freeman 100w; Robert Eliot, Jr. 100w, 4; James Eliot Jr 150 w, 6r, 9; Andrew Eliot, 150 W,2[19]

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Pg 63 From Midlem Mill to Tippecanoe: An Elliott family tale; by Carolyn Elliott Battles
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Robert Elliot of Midlem Mill; RAY BALFOUR FAMILY TREE; last update 6-21-2015; Rootsweb.ancestry.com; retrieved 3-27-2017; URL: {http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=rsbalfour&id=I26174}
  3. 3.0 3.1 Pg 74 From Midlem Mill to Tippecanoe: An Elliott family tale; chapt 3
  4. Pages 507-509 Biographical Annals of Cumberland Co., Pa
  5. Page 72 from Midlem Mill to Tippecanoe; An Elliott family tale; by Carolyn Elliott Battles; chapt 3
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Will of Robert Elliot: Wills, 1750-1908; Admin Books, 1750-1906; Author: Cumberland County (Pennsylvania). Register of Wills; Probate Place: Cumberland, Pennsylvania
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Pg 70 From Midlem Mill to Tippecanoe: An Elliot family tale; by Carolyn Elliott Battles; chapt 3
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 Memoranda of the ancestors and descendants of Robert Elliot (1695); 1872 by Dr David Elliot
  9. Robert Elliott in the U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900: Report issue: Name: Robert Elliott: Gender:Male: Birth Place:No: Birth Year: 1695: Spouse Name: Mary Rainey: Number Pages: 1
  10. Neubaugher family tree
  11. Notes at the bottom of Dr David Elliot's Memoranda from 1872 on the ancestry of Robert Elliot (1695), by another relative and retrieved from: {https://familysearch.org/photos/artifacts/27628327} The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints April 10, 2017; posted July 20, 2016 by La Mar Kenneth Olson
  12. Robert Elliot in the U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s: Report issue: Name:Robert Elliot: Arrival Year: 1738: Arrival Place: America: Source Publication Code: 4971: Primary Immigrant: Elliot, Robert; Pg no 66
  13. Pgs 507-509 Biographical Annals of Cumberland Co., Pa
  14. Pg 72 From Midlem Mill to Tippecanoe; An Elliott family tale; by Carolyn Elliott Battles; chapt 3
  15. Robert Eliot in the Chester County, Pennsylvania Wills, 1713-1825: Report issue: Name: Robert Eliot: Description: Decedent: Prove Date: 7 Jun 1768: Book/Page: A:184: Remarks: Robert Eliot of Middleton Township. 7 June 1768. Wife Marg. Sons Edward, James, William and Robert. Dau. Grigel, wife of Joseph McMin. Dau. Mary, wife of John Erwin. Daus. Margaret Elliot and Ann Elliot. Son David. Exs., wife Mary and son James
  16. Pennsylvania, Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993
  17. Hammond Family Tree
  18. Pg 36- Elliot in the Cumberland County Tax Lists
  19. Pg 60- Elliot in the Cumberland County tax lists
  • "From Midlem Mill to Tippecanoe: An Elliott Family Tale"by Carolyn Elliott Battles and James Bruce Battles Lulu.com Jan 18, 2014 Chapter 3, pages 64-76; available on line [1]
  • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 for Robert Elliott and Mary Rainey. Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.
  • U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s for Robert Elliot. Extracted from Journal of the House of Commons of the Kingdom of Ireland, vol. 7 (1796). Source Bibliography: McDONNELL, FRANCES. Emigrants from Ireland to America, 1735-1743: A Transcription of the Report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced Emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. 134p. Page: 66. Ancestry.com. U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc, 2010. Original data: Filby, P. William, ed. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s. Farmington Hills, MI, USA: Gale Research, 2012.
  • Chester County, Pennsylvania Wills, 1713-1825. Lineages, Inc., comp.. Chester County, Pennsylvania Wills, 1713-1825 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000. Original data: Chester County Wills. Located at the Chester County Archives and Records Service.
  • History of Robert Elliott's (1695) Family; Memoranda of My Ancestors, Also of Their Descendants. By Dr. David Elliott; written at Sligo, Clarion County, Pa. Aug. 17, 1872. Retrieved from {https://familysearch.org/photos/artifacts/27628327} The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints April 10, 2017; posted July 20, 2016 by La Mar Kenneth Olson
  • Pennsylvania, Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993; Cumberland > Wills, Volume A, 1750-1769: Wills, 1750-1908; Admin Books, 1750-1906; Author: Cumberland County (Pennsylvania). Register of Wills; Probate Place: Cumberland, Pennsylvania
  • Cumberland County Tax Lists in “History of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania by Conway P. Wing in 1870. Pages 36 (List for 1750) and 60 (List for 1762)

Additional Sources:

  • Dictionary of National Biography; volume 17; Pg 252; by Stephen, Leslie, Sir, 1832-1904, Published 1885; [from old catalog] ed., published by: London, Smith, Elder, & co. Pages 471; Language English: Digitizing sponsor Google Book from the collections of unknown library: Collection americana. {https://archive.org/stream/dictionarynatio21stepgoog#page/n264/mode/2up/search/elliot}Book digitized by Google and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb. Supplemented by: "... Indexes to v. 1-14" (14 pts. in 1 v.; 24 cm.) Published: 1900. Call number: DA28.D4, vols. 1-14, Index. Supplemented by: "... Index and epitome; edited by Sidney Lee" (vii, 1456 p. ; 24 cm.) Published: London, Smith, Elder, & Co., 1903. Call number: DA28.D4 Index & epitome. Supplemented by: " Second supplement. v. 1-[3], Abbey-[Young]". (3 v., 24 cm.) Published: London, Smith, Elder, & Co., 1912. Call number: DA28.D4 2d Suppl. Supplemented by: " Second supplement, Index and epitome, edited by Sir Sidney Lee". (3 p. l., 129 p., 25 cm.) Published: London, Smith, Elder, & Co., 1913. Call number: DA28.D4 2d Suppl. Index & epitome; Supplemented by: " ... [Third supplement], 1912-1921, edited by H. W. C. Davis and J. R. H. Weaver, with an index covering the years 1901-1921 in one alphabetical series". (xxvi, 623, [1] p., 24 cm.) Published: London, Oxford University Press, H. Milford [1927]. Call number: DA28.D4 3d Suppl; Supplemented by: " ... [Fourth supplement], 1922-1930, edited by J. R. H. Weaver, with an index covering the years 1901-1930 in one alphabetical series". (xiv, 962 p., 1 l., 24 cm.) Published: London, Oxford University Press, H. Milford [1937]. Call number: DA28.D4 4th Suppl; Supplemented by: " ... [Fifth supplement], 1931-1940, edited by L. G. Wickham Legg, with an index covering the years 1901-1940 in one alphabetical series". (xvi, 968 p., 24 cm.) Published: London, Oxford University Press, G. Cumberlege, 1949. Call number: DA28.D4 5th Suppl Supplemented by: " ... [Sixth supplement], 1941-1950, edited by L. G. Wickham Legg and E. T. Williams, with an index covering the years 1901-1950 in one alphabetical series". (xxi, 1031 p., 24 cm.) Published: London, Oxford University Press, 1959. Call number: DA28.D4 6th Suppl; Supplemented by: " ... [Seventh supplement], 1951-1960, edited by E. T. Williams and H. M. Palmer, with an index covering the years 1901-1960 in one alphabetical series". (xxvi, 1150 p., 24 cm.) Published: [London], Oxford University Press, 1971. Call number: DA28.D4 7th Suppl
  • Peggy Reynolds uploaded Source for Robert Elliot [Eliot] [Elliott] Last Will and Testament to images for this profile Elliot-759.jpg; with comments: Note: **Remarks: Robert Eliot of Middleton Township. 7 June 1768. Wife Marg. Sons Edward, James, William, and Robert. Dau. Griegel, wife of joseph mcmin. Dau mary, wife of john Erwin, daus Margaret Elliot and ann Elliot. Son david. Exs., wife mary and son james.


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On 2 Nov 2017 at 20:11 GMT Katie Pyle wrote:

This profile took hours and hours to build....plz review all the information in biography before merging-Some facts shown or cited seem questionable but presently was all I could come up with...hoping someone else has more reliable sources or new evidence to confirm or clarify some of the unclear information

On 26 Mar 2017 at 20:49 GMT Karen (McWhorter) Wilhelm wrote:

Elliott-1411 and Elliot-759 are not ready to be merged because: The land records of PA at this time show a number of Robert Elliotts. It's just about impossible to know which two of them might be the same person. The records of any of them being from Ireland are a bit speculative as well. Let's hope we get new accurate documentation as records are uncovered. If you have any new information, please let me know.

On 26 Mar 2017 at 15:28 GMT Peggy McReynolds wrote:

Elliott-1411 and Elliot-759 appear to represent the same person because: Same wife and same son...... Worth closely reviewing the facts.

On 15 Feb 2017 at 17:43 GMT Peggy McReynolds wrote:

After the merge of Elliott-4599 and Eliot-759 is completed, the remaining profile should be merged with Elliott-1411

On 14 Feb 2017 at 21:11 GMT Peggy McReynolds wrote:

Hi Karen,

I'm trying to sort out the Robert Elliotts in Cumberland County, Pa. There is currently a merge proposed for Elliot-759, when that merge is complete your Elliott-1411 should then be merged also. In the mean time, you might want to review this profile. You'll see the Will for this man posted on Elliot-759 and notice that you have the wrong will posted for the Robert Elliott that married Mary Johnston. (Mary's husband died in 1768, and she out lived him and is mentioned in his will.) It's likely the will you have posted in Elliott-759 is his son..... but there's some confusion there too. To ad to the chaos, there's another Robert Elliott in Peters township, Cumberland Co, PA that also died in 1768.

Let me know if you have questions! Peggy

On 12 Feb 2017 at 23:03 GMT Peggy McReynolds wrote:

Elliott-4599 and Elliot-759 appear to represent the same person because: Same birth date and place, both married to Mary Rainy, death place the same and nearly same date.

On 15 Sep 2014 at 15:59 GMT Bryan McCullagh wrote:

Elliott-3246 and Elliot-759 appear to represent the same person because:

Dates, father, and wife match. Part of duplicate Elliott family.



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