Person:Roger Elliott (1)

Roger Elliott
b.abt 1665
d.16 May 1714
  1. Roger Elliottabt 1665 - 1714
  1. Granville Elliott1713 - 1759
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Name Roger Elliott
Gender Male
Birth[1] abt 1665
Death[1] 16 May 1714

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Major General Roger Elliott ( 1665 – 16 May 1714 ) was one of the earliest British Governors of Gibraltar. His nephew George Augustus Eliott also became a noted Governor and defender of Gibraltar.

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.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Roger Elliott, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.