GENERATION 10

GENERATION 9

THOMAS ELLIS
born:about-1684Berkeley Co, SC
marr:                                          
died:about-1722Berkeley Co, SC    
father:JAMES ELLIS
mother:JANE
 
ELIZABETH AYER
born:about-1688Andover, MA
marr:                                          
died:  Berkeley Co, SC    
father:ZACHARIAH AYER
mother:ELIZABETH CHASE



Biography

THOMAS ELLIS mentions two daughters in his will. He first mentions Elizabeth and then MARY. He gave each ten shillings. He also mentions a Mustee (part indian) child he had with a Negro woman.

Several studies on early southern colonial culture mention the unusual circumstance of this Mustee child, of THOMAS, having an African mother, while most have a native indian mother. [As an example, see Money, Trade, and Power by Jack P. Greene, page 183]

The father of THOMAS was JAMES ELLIS, whose will was dated Aug. 10, 1724, Charleston, SC.

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Yamasee War

THOMAS ELLIS lived in Charleston during the time of the Yamasee War (1715-1717), a time of conflict between the British settlers of South Carolina and various Indian tribes, including the Yamasee, Creek, Cherokee, Chickasaw, and others.

The indian attacks were merciless, and many frontier settlers fled to "Charles Town" for survival. Food and supplies fell dangerously low and for over a year the colony faced the possibility of annihilation. About 7% of South Carolina's white citizenry were killed.


 


Children

  born marr died
Elizabeth                                                      
MARY ELLIS
  husband ZACHARIAH STORY
  husband Thomas Sisson
about-1710
06-27-1706
 
 
03-10-1729
10-03-1733
06-13-1781
07-07-1732
 


 

Will of Thomas Ellis
Charlestown, South Carolina


Thomas Ellis's will ... (Vide Bundle) CC No 49.

December the 27th 1722.

    In the Nam of God Amen I Thomas Ellis of Jame Island of Berkly county in the Province of South Carolinah being weake of body but of good and perfect mind and memory praises be therfoer given to Allmighty God doe maeke and Ordain this my present Last Will and Testiment in maner and forme foloeing. That is to say first and princapelly I cumand my Soul into the hands of Allmighty God hoping threw the Merits death and pashion of my Saviour Jesus Christ to have full and free parden and forgivnifs of all my sins and to Inherit everlasting life: And my body I cumit to the earth to be desently buried at the discreshion of my Executor hereafter named; and Toutching the desposishion of all Sutch temperall Estate as it hath pleased Almighty God to bestow upon me I give & dispose as foloeth,

First I will that my depts and funerall Charges Shall be Paid and discharged.
Item I give unto my yongest dafter Ioana Ellis a Mustee Child which I have by a Negro Woman called nane & lickwise I give unto my foresaid dafter two Mars now in my poseshion.
Item I give unto my dafter Elisabeth Ellis ten shillings curant of South Caralinah.
Item I give unto my dafter Mary Ellis ten Shilling lick money.

All the rest of my Real And personal Estate Goods & Chatels whatsoever I doe give and Bequeth unto my Loving Wif Julianah Ellis and doe apoint her full and soll Executor of this my Last Will and Testiment, And I doe hearby revock disanull and make void all former Wils and Testiments by me heartofoer made in witnis wheare of I the said Thomas Ellis to this my Last Will and Testiment being contained in One Sheet of paper doe Sett my hand and fix my Seall this Twenty Seventh day of December in the Year of ouer Lord One Thousand Seven hundred Twenty and Two.

In presents of  John RobertsThomas Ellis      
witnisEster Roberts
 Thos Roberts
Recorded in original Will book 1722-1724
Recorded on page 67 February 15th, 1722
Char Hart Secty      
[source: Charleston Public Library, Main Branch, 2nd Floor]


Land Deed of Thomas Ellis
Charlestown, South Carolina


Book F, p. 297
15 Oct. 1717
Deed of Gift

THOMAS (his mark) ELLIS, planter of James Island, to his children ELIZABETH & MARY, for love & affection, the land and houses formerly belonging to ZACHARIAH EAVER (?) [AYER] their grandfather with an inventory this date.

Witnesses: JOHN WITTER, WILLIAM CHAPMAN.
Before CHARLES HILL
JACOB MOTTE, Register.

[source: South Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1719-1722, Vol 1, Clara A. Langley]
Charleston Public Library, Main Branch, 2nd Floor


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