Facts and Events
Roger Elliott was born, possibly in London but more probably in the English Colony of Tangier in Morocco, to George Elliott ( 1636 - 1668, the Chirurgeon to the Tangier Garrison) and his wife Catherine (née Maxwell, 1638 - 1709). George Elliott was the illegitimate son of Richard Eliot, the wayward second son of Sir John Eliot (1592–1632).
Roger Elliott's father, George Elliott, died at Tangier in 1668, and his widowed mother remarried there on 22 February 1670 to Robert Spotswood (17 September 1637 - 1680, the assistant and replacement Chirurgeon at the Garrison), and thirdly the Rev. Dr George Mercer, the Garrison schoolmaster. Roger Elliott was therefore an older half-brother of Alexander Spotswood ( 1676 - 6 June 1740), who became a noted Lieutenant-Governor of Virginia.