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Ann (Unknown) Armistead (abt. 1612)

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Ann "Anne, Anna" Armistead formerly [surname unknown]
Born about in Englandmap [uncertain]
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married about in Virginia Colonymap [uncertain]
Descendants descendants
Died [date unknown] in York County, Colony of Virginiamap [uncertain]
Profile last modified | Created 25 Jan 2017
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Categories: Elizabeth City County, Virginia Colony | English Immigrants to Virginia | US Southern Colonist | Estimated Birth Date.

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Ann Unknown AKA Anne

Unknown Origin

Ann's birth date and place are unknown. Her parents and maiden name are also unknown.[1] She is called only "Anne" by William Crozier and also by Virginia Gardner.[2]

She was probably born about 1615 at England. Birth date is a guess, based on her estimated marriage date.

User-contributed online date bases assume she was baptized on 7 Feb 1608 at Wetherby, England (without evidence) or in 1610? at Giggleswick, Kirk Deighton, Yorkshire, England (without evidence) - and that her maiden name was Ellis (without evidence, source is U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900). Joseph Ellis and Nancy Masterson have been detached as parents.

Marriage and Children

Ann married between 1627 and 1634 probably in Virginia, to William Armistead.[3][1] In 1636, William Armistead received a patent for 450 acres in Elizabeth City County.[1]


  1. William Armistead, b c. 1638, No Issue
  2. John Armistead, b 1640, d 1688
  3. Anthony Armistead (Capt.), b 1645, d Oct 26, 1726 Elizabeth City Co. VA
  4. Frances Armistead, b c. 1647, d May 25, 1685; m 1) Justinian Aylmer, 2) Anthony Elliott, 3) Christopher Wormeley.

Above are the only proven children of William and Anne. Others include the child below (without evidence, source is Ancestry Family Trees and U.S. and International Marriage Records).

Death and Legacy

On the "last of August" 1660 John Armistead, as executor for his brother, William Armistead, made power of attorney in York County, Virginia.[4]

Uncertain whether Ann was living at this time, or not. Assume she may have died at York County in the Virginia Colony.[citation needed]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 (Jul., 1913) "Armistead Family." The William and Mary Quarterly, Omohundro Institute, (Vol. 22, No. 1, pp. 64-670).
  2. Garber, Virginia A., (1910) The Armistead Family. 1635-1910.] Richmond: Whittet & Shepperson, (Pages 19).
  3. 3.0 3.1 Keith, Charles Penrose, (1893) The Ancestry of Benjamin Harrison ... Philadelphia: [J. B. Lippincott Co.] (Page 13).
  4. Hatcher, Patricia, L., (2012) "Identifying Judith Hone, Wife of John 2 Armistead of Virginia, with Hone and Aylmer Ancestry of Presidents William Henry and Benjamin Harrison." American Ancestors Journal. Boston, MA: NEHGS (2012, Pages 362 footnote).

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On 11 Aug 2018 at 18:37 GMT Patty Freeman wrote:

Also listed as Ellis in Millenium File and Family Data Collection.

On 25 Jan 2017 at 02:48 GMT Cynthia (Billups) B wrote:

Have changed last name at birth to Unknown. Note: U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 is made up of "family group sheets, pedigree charts, family history articles, queries, letters, Bible records, wills, and manuscript genealogies."

Sources like these may be fine as hints for further research, but are not appropriate for creating or editing pre-1700 profiles. Thanks!

On 23 Jan 2017 at 02:33 GMT Cynthia (Billups) B wrote:

Per question from 29 Jun 2015 - have created new profile for Ann Unknown - wife of William Armistead.

In preparation for the merge (or not): If we are sure this person (Ann Ellis) existed (appropriate source), then the marriage should be disconnected.

Or, if we are not sure she existed, then the parents should be disconnected, and this profile merged into Unknown-352599, as the wife of William Armistead.

Please let me know, if there are any questions or concerns. Thanks!

On 23 Jan 2017 at 02:14 GMT Cynthia (Billups) B wrote:

Ellis-1066 and Unknown-352599 appear to represent the same person because: Same name, birth date is a guess, same marriage and death. The important thing is that we do not know Ann's last name at birth so this merge will change her last name to Unknown. The merge is set up in the correct direction. Please do NOT reverse.

If you have questions, please ask. If in doubt, communicate, but do not reverse the merge. Thank you!

On 7 Aug 2015 at 15:50 GMT Katharine (Mounger) Jones wrote:

Ellis-6837 and Ellis-1066 appear to represent the same person because: Death date on Ellis-6837 is impossible and should not be retained. Otherwise, nothing conflicts.

On 31 Jul 2015 at 21:06 GMT Katharine (Mounger) Jones wrote:

Ellis-1066 and Ellis-6837 are not ready to be merged because: Death date needs to be corrected.

On 31 Jul 2015 at 21:04 GMT Katharine (Mounger) Jones wrote:

Her death date is apparently wrong, unless she lived to 116.

On 25 Jul 2015 at 15:26 GMT Katharine (Mounger) Jones wrote:

Ellis-6837 and Ellis-1066 appear to represent the same person because: Death date conflicts, but one is extremely unlikely. Otherwise, seem to represent the same person.

On 3 Jul 2015 at 17:00 GMT Katharine (Mounger) Jones wrote:

Ellis-7660 and Ellis-1066 appear to represent the same person because: Nothing except birth date conflicts, and I'd defer to the earlier profile.

On 29 Jun 2015 at 17:13 GMT Cynthia (Billups) B wrote:

What is the evidence for Ann's maiden name? The only place I have ever seen "Ellis" is user-contributed web pages and data bases.

Anyone have anything substantial for the Ellis?

If not, then we might want to consider changing her name to Ann Unknown (until something comes to light). Thanks!

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