Person:William Ellery (1)

m. 3 Jan 1722/23
  1. Abigail Ellery1723/24 -
  2. Benjamin Ellery1725 -
  3. William Ellery1727 - 1820
  4. Ann Ellery1732 -
  5. Christopher Ellery1736 -
m. 11 Oct 1750
  1. Elizabeth Ellery1751 - 1810
  2. Lucy Ellery1752 -
  3. Ann Ellery1755 -
  4. William Ellery1757 - 1759
  5. Almy Ellery1759 -
  6. William Ellery1761 - 1836
  7. Edmund Trowbridge Ellery1762 - 1847
  • HWilliam Ellery1727 - 1820
  • W.  Abigail Carey (add)
m. 28 Jun 1767
  1. Susanna Ellery - Bef 1828
Facts and Events
Name William Ellery
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] 2 Dec 1727 Newport, Newport, Rhode Island
Marriage 11 Oct 1750 Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, United Statesto Ann Remington
Marriage 28 Jun 1767 Bristol, Bristol, Rhode Island, United Statesto Abigail Carey (add)
Will[3] 6 Jul 1816 Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, United States
Death[1] 15 Feb 1820 Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, United States
Burial[4] Common Burying Ground, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, United States
Reference Number? Q567964?

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William Ellery (December 22, 1727 – February 15, 1820) was a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence[1] as a representative of Rhode Island. In 1764, the Baptists consulted with Ellery and Congregationalist Reverend Ezra Stiles on writing a charter for the college that became Brown University. Ellery and Stiles attempted to give control of the college to the Congregationalists, but the Baptists withdrew the petition until it was rewritten to assure Baptist control. Neither Ellery nor Stiles accepted appointment to the reserved Congregationalist seats on the board of trustees.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 William Ellery, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2. Newport Births and Deaths, in Arnold, James N. Vital Record of Rhode Island, 1636–1850: First series, births, marriages and deaths. A family register for the people. (Narragansett Hist. Publ. Co., 1891)

    ELLERY, William, of William and Elizabeth, [born] Dec. __, 172_.

  3. Abstracts of Post Revolutionary Newport Wills, in Alden G. Beaman. Rhode Island Genealogical Register. (The Rhode Island Genealogical Research Institute)

    ELLERY, William, of Newport. Will dated 6 July 1816, proved 6 Mar 1820, pps. 47-51.
    Unnamed deceased wife daughter of Mr. Carey; daughters received their mother's clothes & daughter Susanna received legacy given her by her grandfather Carey.
    Sons: William, Edmund Trowbridge Ellery, Nathaniel C. and George Wanton Ellery. Son Edmund Trowbridge Ellery received money in trust as long as he lives, son Nathaniel C. received money to be delivered to his guardian for his support.
    Daughters: Ann Ellery, Almy Stedman wife of William Stedman, Susannah Ellery, Philadelphia Ellery, Mehetable Redwood, Elizabeth Dana deceased leaving unnamed children, and Lucy Channing. Daughter Almy Stedman received money in trust.
    Grandsons: Richard H. Dana of Cambridge, MA Esq. and Edward T. Channing of Boston, MA Esq. trustees. Francis D. Stedman & Charles Stedman both < 21, the only children now living of William and my daughter Almy Stedman. Children of my son Edmund Trowbridge Ellery, his son Benjamin, his son Conrad Cokely Ellery and his daughter Betsey Dana??
    Benjamin Hazard of Newport trustee and coexor.
    Witnesses: John Williams, David Braman Jr. and W. Stevens.

  4. William Ellery, in Find A Grave.
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