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Ancrum Name Study

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About the Project

The Ancrum Name Study project serves as a collaborative platform to collect information on the Ancrum name. The hope is that other researchers like you will join the study to help make it a valuable reference point for other genealogists who are researching or have an interest in the Ancrum name.

As a One Name Study, this project is not limited to persons who are related biologically. Individual studies can be used to branch out the research into specific methods and areas of interest, such as geographically (England Ancrum's), by time period (18th Century Ancrum's), or by topic (Ancrum DNA, Ancrum Occupations, Ancrum Statistics). These studies may also include a number of family branches which have no immediate link with each other. Some researchers may even be motivated to go beyond the profile identification and research stage to compile fully sourced, single-family histories of some of the families they discover through this name study project.

Also see the related surnames and surname variants.

How to Join

To join the Ancrum Name Study, first start out by browsing our current research pages to see if there is a specific study ongoing that fits your interests. If so, feel free to add your name to the Membership list below, post an introduction comment on the specific team page, and then dive right in!

If a research page does not yet exist for your particular area of interest, please contact the Name Study Coordinator: Lisa (Ankrum) Burke for assistance.

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SCOTLAND - Ancrum surname

The ANCRUM is an old family name originating in Scotland. The some total of all the Ancrum's over the last 3 or 4 centuries is only a few hundred.

Leonard F Gebbett (descended from SAMUEL 1796-1838) has devoted many years to the research of the Ancrum's and their descendants including the GEBBETT's, BUCHAN's and others. The majority of all the early family history included in this text originated from letters written to Freda Whyatt of Cardiff (an Ancrum descendant through the Buchan line), Leonard Gebbett and Tony Ridler of Farnborough,(descended from KATE ELLEN 1867-1920).

The "crum" is the equivalent of the modern German "krumm" for bent and twisted and "an" which also turns up in the west country means river. Inspection of a map of the Border areas will show the village of Ancrum less than 10 miles south west of Kelso nestling in a bend of the Ale Water and the Teviot.

It is believed that all descendants with the ANCRUM name are descended from the Earl of Ancrum.

The Ancrum trail led back to Kelso, Edinburgh and Northumberland and the Bristol branch from America. Some early references to the ANCRUM's are listed below.

1223c. Richard de Alncrum - Dean of Teviotdale.

1252 John of Alnecromb - Witness to charter to the monks of Melrose.

1296 Richard de Alnecrum - land restored in Roxburgh.

1316 William de Alncrom - Abbot of Kelso.

1358 John de Allyncrom - Clerk of Register and Auditor of accounts, Kelso.

1362 John de Alncrum and Andrew de Alncrum - received permission from Edward III to study at Oxford or Cambridge University.

1370 John of Alncrum - Arch Deacon of Teviotdale.

1410c. William de Alyncrome - Abbot of Kelso.

1426 John of Alncrom - burgess of Edinburgh.

1539, 1540, 1548, 1555, 1571, 1576 - references on charters to James Ancrum, monk of Kelso.

1567 John Ancrume, James Ancrum and Michell Ancrum - tenants of Kelso Abbey.

1574 Robert Ankrum - discharge for teind sheaves of lands of Wodheides.

1593 Michael Ancrum - (of Kelso) stood surety for James Sandelands, a Kelso inhabitant cautioned with others for communing with Earl of Bothwell.

1609 Jacques Ankerou (James Ancrum) - marrying Scottish soldiers in Tiel, Holland.

1632 Walter Ancrum - serving in army of King Gustus Adolphus of Sweden.

It is after 1600 that we start to get a more coherent picture. Edinburgh keeps coming into the story but the real ancestral homes are Kelso and Duns. The Duns branch appear to die out about 1700 so the line of descent is from the main Kelso tribe.

There are fairly complete details from the Kelso registers from 1600 to 1690 but the great problem arises in the period 1690 - 1720 when nearly all the families moved over the border to Kirknewton and later Wooller, Chatton and Scremerston.

Some went Ardagh, Northern Ireland where they became known as ANKRUM's and these Scottish-Irish later went to Pennsylvania and subsequently migrated to Ohio and elsewhere. They are sometimes named ANKRIM.

The Kelso registers are deficient in the 1690's and because the Ancrum's were staunch Presbyterians they were clearly involved in communities where not all the non-conformist registers have survived. Worse, in 1789, the cottage of the parish clerk of Kirknewton caught fire and these registers were reduced to "burnt fragments". Photocopies of these reveal tantalising partial references to Ancrum's.

Wills, Chancery proceedings, etc., have partially made good these deficiencies but the links between all the families are not complete. https://www.tonyridler.com/ancrum.htm

Kerr - Ancrum, Ankrim, Amkrom, Ankrum Name History

ANCRUM - ANKRIM - ANKROM - Ankrum - HISTORY A small Ancrum town Is situated in the bend of Alne water, a tributary of the Twait river. It is of prehistoric antiquity ante dating all authentic events in Scottish history. The earliest date is 900 B«C It became more prominent during the time of David I, King of Scotland, 1124-1153. The KERR family were prominent in Scotland, Robert Kerr was created the earl of Ancrum 1633. His son, William Kerr was created 3rd Earl of Lothian 1731, and inherited his father's title, Earl of Ancrum. john Kerr, 2nd son, 3rd child of Mark Kerr, 1st Earl of Lothian, was granted a small estate near Ancrum. He assumed the ancient Celtic name, Ancrum, and encouraged Celtic customs about the year 1650. John Kerr was styled "an English gentleman of means," but was not an ardent supporter of the English royalty. Eventually he became known as John Ancrum. ,Tohn Ancrum came from Somerset, England, and settled near Wilmington, North Carolina on the Cape pear river. He did services in the Congress held at Philadelphia. He was a Justice of the last County Court held in New Hanover in the name of the King, 2 January 1776. He later settled in Washington County, Pennsylvania; this portion became Greene county, pa. He died on 7 September 1779 at Castle Hayne plantation which he had rented following the sacking and destruction of his home at Old Town plantation by the British. He was buried in St. James Churchyard just south-west of the south entrance to St. James Church. The location is now under the sidewalk of Market Street between Third and near Fourth Street. Richard Ancrum born 1717^ England descent, settled in Fredrick County, Maryland. Most of his children were listed In the 1790 Census of Maryland, Everyone except Aaron spelled the name ANCRTJM Aaron chose to use ATTKPOM, the first to break the original spelling. Richard's son John settled in Washington County, Pa., which later became Greene county. He owned land in "Ten Mile Country" and maintained Fort Ankrom by 1776. He was a member of Capt. James Archer's Militia Company in 1782. The fort was on a tract of land known as "pocket Money" warranted to John Ankrom on February 22, 1788. It was used as a rendezvous by the Frontier Rangers.

Early Immigrants to America

U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s Name: Charles Ancram Arrival year: 1664 Arrival Place: Virginia Primary Immigrant: Ancram, Charles Source Publication Code: 6212.30 Annotation: Date when grant was received for land in area cited. Original certificates are on file at the Land Office, Richmond, Virginia. Other historical information is also provided. Source Bibliography: NOTTINGHAM, STRATTON. Certificates and Rights, Accomack County, Virginia, 1663-1709. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield Co., Inc., 1997. 91p. Household Members: Name Relation Charles Ancram

U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s Name: William Ancrum Age: 26 Birth Year: abt 1714 Arrival year: 1740 Arrival Place: Charleston, South Carolina Primary Immigrant: Ancrum, William Source Publication Code: 9450 Annotation: Published extracts from The Magazine of American Genealogy, section 4, nos. 1-27 (1929 - [1932]). Good compilation but incomplete, since publication of the magazine was suspended; it contains names from beginning of alphabet through 'Battles' only. Source Source Bibliography: VIRKUS, FREDERICK A., editor. Immigrants to America before 1750. An Alphabetical List of Immigrants to the Colonies, before 1750, Compiled from Official and Other Records. Surnames 'A through Battles.' Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1965. 220p. Household Members: Name Relation William Ancrum

U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900sNo Image Name: John Ancrum Arrival year: 1724-1779 Arrival Place: Wilmington, North Carolina Primary Immigrant: Ancrum, John Source Publication Code: 1639.20 Annotation: Date of emigration with intended destination, date and place of naturalization, or date and place of first mention of residence in the New World. Source Bibliography: DOBSON, DAVID. Directory of Scots in the Carolinas, 1680-1830. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. 322p. Household Members: Name Relation John Ancrum

U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900sNo Image Name: Robert Kerr Ankrom Arrival year: 1737 Arrival Place: Virginia Primary Immigrant: Ankrom, Robert Kerr Source Publication Code: 9450 Annotation: Published extracts from The Magazine of American Genealogy, section 4, nos. 1-27 (1929 - [1932]). Good compilation but incomplete, since publication of the magazine was suspended; it contains names from beginning of alphabet through 'Battles' only. Source Source Bibliography: VIRKUS, FREDERICK A., editor. Immigrants to America before 1750. An Alphabetical List of Immigrants to the Colonies, before 1750, Compiled from Official and Other Records. Surnames 'A through Battles.' Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1965. 220p. Household Members: Name Relation Robert Kerr Ankrom

U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900sNo Image Name: Richard Ancrum Arrival year: 1761 Arrival Place: Frederick Co., Maryland Primary Immigrant: Ancrum, Richard Source Publication Code: 1243 Annotation: Date and place of mention in land survey. County and name of land purchased are provided. Original records are contained in Land Office Registers, indexed starting on page vii of the introduction. Source Bibliography: COLDHAM, PETER WILSON. Settlers Of Maryland 1679 - 1783. Consolidated Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2002. Household Members: Name Relation Richard Ancrum

U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900sNo Image Name: George Ancrum Arrival year: 1764 Arrival Place: Louisiana Primary Immigrant: Ancrum, George Source Publication Code: 1640.10 Annotation: Most are date and port of arrival. Some are date and place of first mention of residence in the New World. Date and place of birth and/or death, place of settlement, occupation, name of ship, reference to original record, and other genealogical and histor Source Bibliography: DOBSON, DAVID. Scots in Georgia and the Deep South, 1735-1845. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2000. 218p. Household Members: Name Relation George Ancrum


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