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Thomas Ellison

Male Abt 1690 - 1784


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  • Born  Abt 1690 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  1784  New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I3708  markhamchest
    Last Modified  8 Jan 2016 

    Father  FriendsNeighbors NewYork01 ZCollector 
    Family ID  F1302  Group Sheet

  • Sketches
    Sketch: Militia of the Precinct of the Highlands, New York, 1738
    Sketch: Militia of the Precinct of the Highlands, New York, 1738
    In 1738 a Regiment of Militia was formed for Ulster county New York. Thomas Ellison was captain of the company for the Precinct of the Highlands . . . John Markham was a member of Thomas Ellisonís company in 1738. PDF

  • Notes 
    • In 1738 a Regiment of Militia was formed for Ulster county New York. Thomas Ellison was captain of the company for the Precinct of the Highlands, which included the area around New Windsor (also identified as New Windsor, Orange county, New York). John Markham was a member of Thomas Ellison's company in 1738. In this database, see the sketch entitled, Militia of the Precinct of the Highlands, New York, 1738.

      Thomas Ellison; The original home of the Ellison family was in Northumberland County, England, in the neighbourhood of Newcastle. The American family dates from 1688. Its first representative became a merchant in New York City, leaving a profitable business to his sons. In 1718 John Ellison, a merchant of New York, took a mortgage on a large tract of land in New Windsor precinct as security for one hundred and sixty pounds; in 1721 he advanced one hundred and forty pounds in addition, and in 1723 perfected his title. As early as 1718 Thomas Ellison came to New Windsor, and built a large frame and stone house on the bluff south of the village overlooking the Hudson River. Here he lived until his death in 1724. He had a fleet of sloops plying between New York and New Windsor, which did a prosperous business for more than a century. He left four sons, John, Thomas, William, and Joseph. All of them inherited their father's regard for the Church of England, and were among those who in 1728 petitioned for a missionary, and aided in the erection of the first log church and subsequently of St. David's Church on the Otter Kill. The house of Colonel Thomas Ellison, a son of John Ellison, was built by his father in 1726. It was near the original family home.
      [source] Archives of the General Convention, Volume 3; Episcopal Church. General Convention. Commission on Archives, J. H. Hobart; Privately printed, 1804

      Will of Thomas Ellison, of New Windsor, Ulster county New York, merchant; written 18 September 1777, proved 22 May 1784; will mentions several pieces of property, being part of the Vincent Mathews patent and the Southerland and Chambers patent; sons - Thomas Ellison, John Ellison, William Ellison; daughters - Elenor Ellison, Mary Ellison, Elizabeth Colden, Margaret Crooke.
      [source] Abstracts of Wills from the New York Historical Society Collection; Liber 36.

      Notes for Thomas Ellison; compiled by Pamela Hutchison Garrett, 2015; for Markham of Chesterfield website.