Mark Manlove
(Abt 1620-1666)
Hannah (?)
Thomas Gilliss
(Abt 1640-Abt 1685)
Mary Manlove
(Abt 1643-)
John Gilliss
(Abt 1662-Abt 1720)


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John Gilliss 1

  • Born: Abt 1662, Northampton Co., VA 2
  • Marriage (1): Mary (?)
  • Died: Abt 1720, Somerset Co., MD


John Gillis, son of Thomas and Mary (Manlove) Gillis, b. Northampton Co., VA. c 1662; d. Som. Co. by 15 Aug. 1720. In his will, signed 20 Apr. 1720, he bequeathed to his son John 300 acres on Barren Creek called "Maiden's Lott" where he now lives; to sons Thomas and Ezekiel each 200 acres, "Rich Ridges" at head of Quantico [Creek] and also 100 acres called "Gillises Addition", to be divided by them as they wish; to son Joseph, a minor, 550 acres in three tracts. He also made bequests to daughters Rebecca, Sarah, Betty, Bridget; son Joseph was to be in the care of son Ezekiel for two years, and daughter Bridget in the care of daughter Sarah until 16. Executors were to be wife Mary and son Thomas. Witnesses were Isaac Knott, William Roberts, Robert King (Som. Wills EB9:70). In the distribution of the estate 29 June 1723, the heirs were Thomas (executor), Ezekiel, Joseph, and John Gillis (sons of the deceased), widow Mary Gillis, and sons-in-law Thomas Humphreys, William Hitch, Abraham Taylor and Solomon Wright; the widow received shares for her three youngest children, Joseph, Betty, and Bridget Gillis.

John married Mary (?).


1 "A Hitch Orchard", Volume III, Daisy Hitch Davies, 1931.

2 Hitch Family tree from Paul E. Hitch of Savaanah, GA, sent February 2, 1995.

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