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ELKINS HISTORY ENGLAND, PART 3

PART 1, PART 2, PART 3, PART 4, PART 5


    It is thought, however, that he was probablly near of kin to William
Elkin, the alderman of London, whose step-son Henry Robinson, Esq., was
also one of the famous "Adventurers," and possibly to the Ralph Elkins
who emigrated with the last of the Cavaliers to the Old Dominion shortly
after the emigration of John and Lawrence Washington.
    Ralph Elkins received from Governor Frances Moryson (Morrison) a
patent of land in York county, 13 Jan. 1661; but located shortly
afterwards between the Potomac and the Rappahannock, in what was then
Westmoreland, but later King George Co.  Here he followed the usual
occupation of the gentlemen of the day, and became a planter of tobacco,
that staple which was the ally of the church and the currency of the
colony, and his early shipments thereof bear testimony to his
prosperity.  He lived the life of the "Tide-Water Virginians," his
neighbors were the early Barons of the Potomack and the Rappahannock,"
his religion, political creed, and amusements were as theirs...
    NOTE: Skipped pages 241/245, data for Jacob and Henry Elkins of New
Netherlands (New York), Boston and the Pilgrim Connection.
    NOTE: The author names Ralph's two sons, Ralph and Richard and
founder of the Elkins Family of Virginia, and seems not to have known of
the Will of Ralph in 1690, which named sons, Richard and Nathaniel, or
the deed of Samuel Bolt naming John, son of Ralph.  I have seen no
record for a Ralph old enough to have been his son, and believe that any
or all of his sons may have named a son, Ralph.
MARYLAND RECORDS IN LAND OFFICE, ABH, 65:
    "Unless he were the John Elkin of Kent Island, a possible associate
of Claiborne, and one of the assignees  of Mr. John Saunders in 1633."
"THE WILLIAM AND MARY COLLEGE QUARTERLY", July, 1895; Virginia Land
Grants, Liber iv., p.437; Westmoreland Co. Court Order Books, 1665-1667
    Until 1630 the settlements of the English in Virginia were confined
to the Accomac Peninsula and the valley of the James.  In that year the
first settlements were planted on the south side of the York River at
Chiskiak and York, and about the same time Claiborne made a settlement
on Kent Island, at the head of the Chesapeake Bay.  The quarrel with
Lord Baltimore caused many of the English settlers at Kent Island  to
plant on the neck between the Rappahanock and Potomac at Chickacoan, and
from this was erected, in 1648 Northumberland Co.  In 1651 Gloucestor
Co., was formed out of the territory between the York and the Piantetank
Rivers, and the same year witnessed the erection of the counties of York
and Lancaster.  In 1653 the western part of Northumberland County was
made into Westmoreland county.
  4.IGI  COUNTRY:ENGLAND    COUNTY:LONDON   pg. 42,129

1560 Nov. 8, Metcalf Elkyn christened, son of Richard Elkyn
    at Saint Matthew, Friday Street
1578 Jan.18, Michael Elkine md. Constantia Morrant
    at Harrow on the Hill
1580 Apr.24, Richard Elkyn christened, parents not named
    at Harrow on the Hill
1588 May 27, Richard Elkyn christened, parents are not named
    at Harrow on the Hill
1594 July 14, Roger Elkynne christened, son of Richard
    Elkynne, at Deptford, Saint Nicholas
1597 Mar.31 Sara Elkyn christened, daughter of John Elkyn,
    at St. Botoloph without Aldgate
1628 Feb,2; Sara Elkin christened, daughter of Roger Elkin,
    London, St. Gregory by St. Paul
1636 Sept.4, Richard Elkin, christened, son of Richard
    Elkin/Anne, London, St. Andrew Undershaft
1643 May 28, Robert Elkin md. Ann Peerce, London,
    St. Stephen and Saint Benet Sherehog
1662 Mar.2, Robert Elken md. Ellizabeth Davis, at Stepney,
    Saint Dunstan
1670 Feb.13; Samuel Elkins, christened, son of Tirick
    Elkins /Rebecca, at Stepney, St. Mary White Chapel
1674 Mar.22; Rich Elkins md. Mary Wanfford, at London,
    St. Katherine by the Tower
1677 Jan.11; Richard Elkin, christened, son of Henery
    Elkin/Rebeccah, St. Helen Bishopsgate
1682 Oct. 24; Rebeccah, christened, daughter of Henry Elkin/
    Rebeccah, London, Saint Helen Bishopsgate
1684 Nicholas Elkins, christened, son of Thomas Elkins/Alice
    at Holborn, St. Andrew
1704 Mar.20 Richd. Elkins, christened, son of
    Jno. Elkins/Eliz., London, St. Giles Cripplegate.


Entries beyond this date not copied.  They do like the name Richard,
don't they?



ADDITIONAL SEARCH, Nov. 1987

Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Surrey, Kent, Oxford,
Cambridge, Gloucester, and Essex, reviewed.  Notes note taken where
there were few entries.  Most entries were found in ESSEX which should
be a good area to search and review.  Gloucester was searched because it
was the Sea Port from which a John Elkin, merchant, immigrated, 1634.

GLOUCESTOR, ENGLAND-Bristol
1627 ELKINS,  THOMAS E./Jane, daughter Deborah; UPPER SWELL
1662 ELKAN, JAMES/Mary, daughter Anne; CIRENCESTER
1675 ELKIN, GUTELAIUIS md. Susanna Bawley; MARSHFIELD
  5.ESSEX, Row 16; p. E, F, G, filmed.

MORETON
ELKYN, William     Margaret Pepper,    H,M,20 July 1563
ELKIN              JOHN ELKIN,         M,C, 20 Oct. 1625
  "  ,Elizabeth      "    "            F,C, 29 April 1628
NAVESTOCK
ELKIN, Agnes        Thomas WEBB        W,M, 7 Oct.1543
  "   George        Margaret Palmer    H,M, 22 Sept. 1540
  "   Richard       Elizabeth Colford, H.M. 21 Nov. 1541
  "   Joanna        Robert Austin      W,M, 21 May 1582
  "   Peter         Rosa Lewis         H,M, 21 Dec. 1587
  "   Richard       Elizabeth Dawson   H,M, 16 Jan. 1604
ELKYN, Maria(Mary)  Thomas Young       W,M, 12 May 1681
GREAT CHESTERFORD
ELKIN, John         Elizabeth Burrow,  H,M, 8 July 1571
LITTLE CHESTERFORD
ELKEN, Agnes       JOHN ELKEN/Elizabeth, F,C, 2 June 1583
  "    Mary         "    "        "      F,C, 7 June 1590
ELKEN, John         Agnes Bass         M,S, 22 June 1604
HORNCHURCH
ELKIN, Agnes        Robert Smith,      W,M,    1601
  "    John         JOHN ELKIN         M,C,  2 Feb. 1610
  "    Frideswide   John Pond,         W,M,   Oct. 1626
  "    John         Anna MAYES         M,S,  Jan.1627
ELKYN, John         Johan Cay          M,S,    July 1644
  "    John         John ELKYN         M,C, 24 Aug.1645
ELKIN, John         John ELKIN,        M,C,   Feb. 1660
SOUTH WEALD
ELKYN, Alicia       Wilemi ELKYN       F,C, 3Jan. 1545
  "    Alys         George Sudberry    W,M, 10 June 1572
KELVEDON NEAR COLCHESTER
ELKIN, Sara                            F,C, 13 July 1590
  "    JOHN        Ann Barbar          M,S, 1 June 1600
  "    Thomas                          M,C 1 Apr.1610
  "    Anna        Abra Odde,    F,S,3 Oct. 1625
  "    JOHN        Susanna Grove,       H,M, 30 Nov. 1626
  "    Anna        JOHN ELKIN/Susanna, F,C, 2 Sept. 1627
  "    JOHN          "    "     "      M,C, 31 May 1629
  "    Grace       THOS.ELKIN/Elizbeth  F,C, 22 Jan. 1636
  "    Ann         Wm. Phillebrowne,   F,S, 13 April 1637
  "    Ethelred    Thos.ELKIN/Elizabeth, F,C, 14 Feb.1640
  "    Elizabeth   John Barber         W,M, 9 Nov. 1654
  "    Grace       Jeremia Hayward,    W,M, 27 Feb. 1665
COLCHESTER, ST. BOTOLPH
ELKIN, John        Ann Cooke,          H,M, 17 May 1657
COLCHESTER, ST. LEONARD
ELKINS, Rebecca    William Kinge       W,M,        1661
MAGDALEN LAVER
ELKEN, William     Frances ELKEN,      M,C, 17 Feb. 1610
  "      "            "      "         " ", 5 April 1613 (?)
ELKIN, John        Frances ELKYN,      M,C,  16 June 1616
  "    Anna        James George,       W,M, 31 Sept. 1672


  6.ROXWELL
ELKIN, Sara        Henry ELKIN/Judith,     F,C, 8 May 1701
ELKYN, Anna Maria  Henry ELKIN,            F,C, 5 May 1705
EPPING
ELKINE, Joane      RYCHARD ELKYN           F,C, 12 May 1594
ELKINE, Blanche    Thomas Burton,          W,M, 21 Aprl 1601
BOCKING
ELKIN, Gabriell    Maria Clark             M,S, 27 Sep. 1595
ELKYN, Georgeous   Anna Pearson            H,M, 26 Aug. 1622
ELKYN, Elizabeth   John Ellsing            W,M, 29 Aprl 1630
INGATESTONE
ELKIN, George      Thomasine Brown,        H,M, 16 May 1603
ROMFORD
ELKIN, Grace       William ELKIN,          F,C, 14 Dec. 1634
ELKYN, Margaret       "       "            F,C, 16 Aprl 1637
FYFIELD
ELKEN, Henricus    Thome ELKEN             M,C, 31 Mar.1544
ELKYN, Renould                             M,C, 12 July 1550
ELKYN, Johannes                            M,C, 7 Mar. 1554
WORMINGFORD
ELKIN, Joan        William Hawkes,         W,M, 28 June 1563
DODDINGHURST
ELKYN, Joan       Thomas Momford,         W,M, 15 June 1572
BOBBINGWORTH
ELKIN, JOHN        An Sergiaunt,           H,M, 29 July 1617
MARGARET RODING
ELKIN, WILLIAM     PHEBE Keeling           H,M, 15 Oct. 1636
LEADING RODEN
ELKIN, Mary        William ELKIN,          F,C, 7 Jan. 1637
ELKIN, JOHN        William ELKIN,          M,C, 24 Jan.1638
LITTLE WIGBOROUGH
ELKINE, JOHN       Richard ELKINE,         M,C, 28 Aug. 1653
  "     RICHARD    Margaret Trotter,       M,S, 23 Jul 1650
GREAT BURSTEAD
ELKIN, RICHARD     Martha Rich,            H,M, 17 Nov. 1777
STANFORD RIVERS
ELKIN, Thomas      Agnes Howehin           H,M, 13 May 1577


NOTE: The use of Latin for names of the 1500's, ie. "Henricus", Also the
use of the "y" for "i".

Since it is my belief that my ancestor "ELKIN" came to the Colonies
prior to 1700; I chose not to include entries after 1700.

"ELKINS" seem to have been concentrated in Essex and London during that
period.
  7.              PASSENGERS OF THE ARK AND THE DOVE


"EARLY SETTLERS OF MARYLAND";
    compiled by Gus Skordas; 1968.

ELKIN, JOHN   Liber-ABH  f.65  trnsptd. 1633 (1, f.20,35)


page 8/11:
    "The first list of adventurers on the Ark and Dove was published by
the author in August, 1903.
    The first Maryland adventurers who arrived in Maryland water on
March 3, 1633, and landed on St. Clement's Island, March 25, 1634 (old
stlyle).
    Governor Leonard Calvert and George Calvert, brothers to his
Lordship.  The Commissioners, Mr. Jerome Hawley, Thomas Cornwallis,
Esq., Richard Lowe, Master of the Ark; John Bowlter, Purser of the Ark;
Richard Edwards, chirurgeon of the Ark; Captain Wintour, commander of
the Dove; Richard Orchard, master of the Dove; Samuel Lawson, mate of
the Dove; John Games gunner of the Dove; Richard Kenton, boatswain of
the Dove; John Curke, Crew on the Dove; Nicholas Parrie, Crew on the
Dove.

Passengers: (named only those whose names I am familiar with from
research).
    JOHN ELKIN, JOHN HOLLIS, THOMAS HODGES, BENJAMIN HODGES, John
BRYANT, Thomas Green, Henry Greene, Mrs. Anne Cox (later married Thomas
Green).

Liber 1, pages 19/20; John Elkin, John Hollis and Thomas Hodges, were
among those "entered" by Mr. COPLEY. brought in the year 1633. (Copley
himself did not come until 1636.)

Liber 1, pg. 37; "An assignee of Mr. John Saunders, Benjamin Hodges....

page. 417:"John Elbin, A. B. H., fol. 65-66, John Elkin, 1633, Liber 1,
fol.20, John Elkins, 1633, fol.38, Liber 1,"the Society's list.  Upon
careful examination the name is John Elkin on each folio quoted, and the
engrosser's error which appeared in the executive list, i.e., "John
Elbin,: is evidently responsible for the mistake giving two names for
one man.


1716 Oct; John Elkin; on the Goodspeed; "Second shipload of Scottish
Rebels sent to Maryland".  This needs additional research.

  ELKINS HISTORY ENGLAND  1.                   ELKINS HISTORY
ENGLAND


THE ELKINS FAMILY
    Published 2 Oct. 1935 in a Houston, TX Newspaper.  Unable to
ascertain which.  "Research for this article      was by Ruby Haskin
Ellis, Houston, TX.", 1938.

    The origin and earliest background of the Elkins family name, prior
to the middle ages remains somewhat obscure.  It is definately known
that throughout the medieval period members of the ho

use of Elkins were actively engaged in various militaristic and
chivalrous enterprises.  They were then, as today, noted for their great
courage their determination and venturous spirit.
    The surname Elkins is supposed to have originated in the name
Allkins or Ellakins.  So common were the names Alla or Ella as early
Saxon names that foreign people sometimes referred to them as Ellakins
or Allkins, meaning Englishmen.
    In England members of the Elkins Family appear to have been ardent
churchmen.  In the Twelth Century we find William Elkins was instituted
Vicar of Cloyden, Buckinghamshire.  Three hundred years later George
Elkins was a "Priest with the cure of souls" and held a degree at
Oxford.  Thomas Elkins (or Alkins) is mentioned by Burke.  He was the
father of Varrier Elkins, Vicar of Lynham and Eysford, County Kent.
    Members of the Elkins Family were among the first pioneers who were
active in building a new nation in a new world.  Members of this Familly
were found in all three great enterprises in Colonial America-The
settling of New Netherlands (New York), the establishment of the
Massachusetts Bay Colony at Plymouth and the founding of the Jamestown
Settlement in Virginia.   Among the Elkinses who settled in the south
was John,who appears to have settled in Maryland, while Ralph Elkins is
considered the founder of the Virginia Family.  It is probable that the
southern settlers were near relatives of those who established their
homes in New England and New York.

Note: Recent research of Maryland Records has produced no records for
John Elkin other than the fact that he came as a Passenger on the" Ark
or Dove"1633 sponsored by a Mr. Copley.
    An additional entry is 1634, Jamestown, VA., "John Elkin,
Merchant".  Couldn't he have crossed the Potomac into Jamestown?  Also,
there is only a "transported" record for Ralph in 1657. Could that have
been within the colonies for land acquisition purposes? Ralph has a son,
John. Could Ralph have been a son of John of Maryland?   If true, the
mystery of the ship that brought at least one family to America is
solved.  They would have come with Lord Baltimore from near London on
the "Ark or the Dove".
  2."GENEALOGICAL and BIOGRAPHICAL MEMORIALS of the READING,
HOWELL, PECKES, WATTS, LATHAM and ELKINS FAMILIES" by Josiah Granville
Leach, LL.B.; by J. B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia MDCCCXCVIII.
page 239: "THE ELKINS FAMILY"
    Widely dissimilar theories are advanced by the etymologists as to
the origin of many surnames.  The surname "Elkins" is one of those.
Passing from the realm of what for the present must remain speculative
etymology, we find that the family "Elkins", always numerically small,
was of early seating in that Babylon of modern times-London.
    Of this family was Robert Ellkyn, who held office there about the
time of the famous Sir Richard Whittington's last mayorality;(London
Letter Book,i.288) as also, somewhat later, was Richard Elkins,
gentleman, to whom was granted by Gilbert Dethick, Garter-King-of-Arm, 5
Mar., 5 Edward VI., coat of arms and crest (Stowe MSS.,676; Harleian
MSS.i.359).
    Later still was William Elkin, Esq., who succeeded, 28 October,
1586, Sir John Branch as alderman of Cripplegate, London, and to whom
was confirmed, Nv., 1593, by W. Dethick, a coat of arms and crest.
(Analytical Index to the Series of Records known as the "Remembrancia",
preserved among the Archives of London, A. D. 1579-1664.)
    Nearly two centuries before--6 Jan., 1405-another William Elkins was
instituted vicar of East Cloyden, Buckinghamshire, and George Elkins, a
priest received the degree of Bachelor of Arts at Oxford, 17 April,
1559.
    The charter of the London Company, under which England's first
permanent colony in America was established, bore the date 10 April,
1606, and the memorable document defined the territorial dimensions of
Virginia.  In the second charter, issued three years later, 23 May,
1609, to "the Treasurer and Company of Adventurers and Planters of the
City of London for the First Colony in Virginia," the limit of
jurisdiction from sea to sea, and from two hundred miles north to two
hundred miles south of Old Point Comfort.  The corporators are named in
the charter, and the list comprised fifty-six city companies of London
and six hundred and fifty-nine persons.  Of these incorporators was John
Elkin, a London merchant, who subscribed seventy-five pounds, or about
twice the usual subscription.
    The persons in this charter were of divers qualities, from the man
of limited means to the peer of the realm.  At least one hundred of them
served in the House of Commons at some time, and about fifty were then
members of the first parliament of James I.; twenty-one were peers,
ninety-six knights, eleven doctors, ministers, etc.; fifty-three
captains, twenty-eight esquires, fifty-eight gentlemen, one hundred and
ten merchants,and two hundred
and eighty-two citizens and others not classified."The Genesis of the
United States," by Alexander Brown. Houghton,
Mifflin and Co., 1890.
    It is not known that John Elkin ever visited America's first
commonwealth.
  3.    (The Jamestown Colony Records, 1634, identify John Elkin as
a "merchant").
    It is thought, however, that he was probablly near of kin to William
Elkin, the alderman of London, whose step-son Henry Robinson, Esq., was
also one of the famous "Adventurers," and possibly to the Ralph Elkins
who emigrated with the last of the Cavaliers to the Old Dominion shortly
after the emigration of John and Lawrence Washington.
    Ralph Elkins received from Governor Frances Moryson (Morrison) a
patent of land in York county, 13 Jan. 1661; but located shortly
afterwards between the Potomac and the Rappahannock, in what was then
Westmoreland, but later King George Co.  Here he followed the usual
occupation of the gentlemen of the day, and became a planter of tobacco,
that staple which was the ally of the church and the currency of the
colony, and his early shipments thereof bear testimony to his
prosperity.  He lived the life of the "Tide-Water Virginians," his
neighbors were the early Barons of the Potomack and the Rappahannock,"
his religion, political creed, and amusements were as theirs...
    NOTE: Skipped pages 241/245, data for Jacob and Henry Elkins of New
Netherlands (New York), Boston and the Pilgrim Connection.
    NOTE: The author names Ralph's two sons, Ralph and Richard and
founder of the Elkins Family of Virginia, and seems not to have known of
the Will of Ralph in 1690, which named sons, Richard and Nathaniel, or
the deed of Samuel Bolt naming John, son of Ralph.  I have seen no
record for a Ralph old enough to have been his son, and believe that any
or all of his sons may have named a son, Ralph.
MARYLAND RECORDS IN LAND OFFICE, ABH, 65:
    "Unless he were the John Elkin of Kent Island, a possible associate
of Claiborne, and one of the assignees  of Mr. John Saunders in 1633."
"THE WILLIAM AND MARY COLLEGE QUARTERLY", July, 1895; Virginia Land
Grants, Liber iv., p.437; Westmoreland Co. Court Order Books, 1665-1667
    Until 1630 the settlements of the English in Virginia were confined
to the Accomac Peninsula and the valley of the James.  In that year the
first settlements were planted on the south side of the York River at
Chiskiak and York, and about the same time Claiborne made a settlement
on Kent Island, at the head of the Chesapeake Bay.  The quarrel with
Lord Baltimore caused many of the English settlers at Kent Island  to
plant on the neck between the Rappahanock and Potomac at Chickacoan, and
from this was erected, in 1648 Northumberland Co.  In 1651 Gloucestor
Co., was formed out of the territory between the York and the Piantetank
Rivers, and the same year witnessed the erection of the counties of York
and Lancaster.  In 1653 the western part of Northumberland County was
made into Westmoreland county.
  4.IGI  COUNTRY:ENGLAND    COUNTY:LONDON   pg. 42,129

1560 Nov. 8, Metcalf Elkyn christened, son of Richard Elkyn
    at Saint Matthew, Friday Street
1578 Jan.18, Michael Elkine md. Constantia Morrant
    at Harrow on the Hill
1580 Apr.24, Richard Elkyn christened, parents not named
    at Harrow on the Hill
1588 May 27, Richard Elkyn christened, parents are not named
    at Harrow on the Hill
1594 July 14, Roger Elkynne christened, son of Richard
    Elkynne, at Deptford, Saint Nicholas
1597 Mar.31 Sara Elkyn christened, daughter of John Elkyn,
    at St. Botoloph without Aldgate
1628 Feb,2; Sara Elkin christened, daughter of Roger Elkin,
    London, St. Gregory by St. Paul
1636 Sept.4, Richard Elkin, christened, son of Richard
    Elkin/Anne, London, St. Andrew Undershaft
1643 May 28, Robert Elkin md. Ann Peerce, London,
    St. Stephen and Saint Benet Sherehog
1662 Mar.2, Robert Elken md. Ellizabeth Davis, at Stepney,
    Saint Dunstan
1670 Feb.13; Samuel Elkins, christened, son of Tirick
    Elkins /Rebecca, at Stepney, St. Mary White Chapel
1674 Mar.22; Rich Elkins md. Mary Wanfford, at London,
    St. Katherine by the Tower
1677 Jan.11; Richard Elkin, christened, son of Henery
    Elkin/Rebeccah, St. Helen Bishopsgate
1682 Oct. 24; Rebeccah, christened, daughter of Henry Elkin/
    Rebeccah, London, Saint Helen Bishopsgate
1684 Nicholas Elkins, christened, son of Thomas Elkins/Alice
    at Holborn, St. Andrew
1704 Mar.20 Richd. Elkins, christened, son of
    Jno. Elkins/Eliz., London, St. Giles Cripplegate.


Entries beyond this date not copied.  They do like the name Richard,
don't they?



ADDITIONAL SEARCH, Nov. 1987

Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Surrey, Kent, Oxford,
Cambridge, Gloucester, and Essex, reviewed.  Notes note taken where
there were few entries.  Most entries were found in ESSEX which should
be a good area to search and review.  Gloucester was searched because it
was the Sea Port from which a John Elkin, merchant, immigrated, 1634.

GLOUCESTOR, ENGLAND-Bristol
1627 ELKINS,  THOMAS E./Jane, daughter Deborah; UPPER SWELL
1662 ELKAN, JAMES/Mary, daughter Anne; CIRENCESTER
1675 ELKIN, GUTELAIUIS md. Susanna Bawley; MARSHFIELD
  5.ESSEX, Row 16; p. E, F, G, filmed.

MORETON
ELKYN, William     Margaret Pepper,    H,M,20 July 1563
ELKIN              JOHN ELKIN,         M,C, 20 Oct. 1625
  "  ,Elizabeth      "    "            F,C, 29 April 1628
NAVESTOCK
ELKIN, Agnes        Thomas WEBB        W,M, 7 Oct.1543
  "   George        Margaret Palmer    H,M, 22 Sept. 1540
  "   Richard       Elizabeth Colford, H.M. 21 Nov. 1541
  "   Joanna        Robert Austin      W,M, 21 May 1582
  "   Peter         Rosa Lewis         H,M, 21 Dec. 1587
  "   Richard       Elizabeth Dawson   H,M, 16 Jan. 1604
ELKYN, Maria(Mary)  Thomas Young       W,M, 12 May 1681
GREAT CHESTERFORD
ELKIN, John         Elizabeth Burrow,  H,M, 8 July 1571
LITTLE CHESTERFORD
ELKEN, Agnes       JOHN ELKEN/Elizabeth, F,C, 2 June 1583
  "    Mary         "    "        "      F,C, 7 June 1590
ELKEN, John         Agnes Bass         M,S, 22 June 1604
HORNCHURCH
ELKIN, Agnes        Robert Smith,      W,M,    1601
  "    John         JOHN ELKIN         M,C,  2 Feb. 1610
  "    Frideswide   John Pond,         W,M,   Oct. 1626
  "    John         Anna MAYES         M,S,  Jan.1627
ELKYN, John         Johan Cay          M,S,    July 1644
  "    John         John ELKYN         M,C, 24 Aug.1645
ELKIN, John         John ELKIN,        M,C,   Feb. 1660
SOUTH WEALD
ELKYN, Alicia       Wilemi ELKYN       F,C, 3Jan. 1545
  "    Alys         George Sudberry    W,M, 10 June 1572
KELVEDON NEAR COLCHESTER
ELKIN, Sara                            F,C, 13 July 1590
  "    JOHN        Ann Barbar          M,S, 1 June 1600
  "    Thomas                          M,C 1 Apr.1610
  "    Anna        Abra Odde,    F,S,3 Oct. 1625
  "    JOHN        Susanna Grove,       H,M, 30 Nov. 1626
  "    Anna        JOHN ELKIN/Susanna, F,C, 2 Sept. 1627
  "    JOHN          "    "     "      M,C, 31 May 1629
  "    Grace       THOS.ELKIN/Elizbeth  F,C, 22 Jan. 1636
  "    Ann         Wm. Phillebrowne,   F,S, 13 April 1637
  "    Ethelred    Thos.ELKIN/Elizabeth, F,C, 14 Feb.1640
  "    Elizabeth   John Barber         W,M, 9 Nov. 1654
  "    Grace       Jeremia Hayward,    W,M, 27 Feb. 1665
COLCHESTER, ST. BOTOLPH
ELKIN, John        Ann Cooke,          H,M, 17 May 1657
COLCHESTER, ST. LEONARD
ELKINS, Rebecca    William Kinge       W,M,        1661
MAGDALEN LAVER
ELKEN, William     Frances ELKEN,      M,C, 17 Feb. 1610
  "      "            "      "         " ", 5 April 1613 (?)
ELKIN, John        Frances ELKYN,      M,C,  16 June 1616
  "    Anna        James George,       W,M, 31 Sept. 1672


  6.ROXWELL
ELKIN, Sara        Henry ELKIN/Judith,     F,C, 8 May 1701
ELKYN, Anna Maria  Henry ELKIN,            F,C, 5 May 1705
EPPING
ELKINE, Joane      RYCHARD ELKYN           F,C, 12 May 1594
ELKINE, Blanche    Thomas Burton,          W,M, 21 Aprl 1601
BOCKING
ELKIN, Gabriell    Maria Clark             M,S, 27 Sep. 1595
ELKYN, Georgeous   Anna Pearson            H,M, 26 Aug. 1622
ELKYN, Elizabeth   John Ellsing            W,M, 29 Aprl 1630
INGATESTONE
ELKIN, George      Thomasine Brown,        H,M, 16 May 1603
ROMFORD
ELKIN, Grace       William ELKIN,          F,C, 14 Dec. 1634
ELKYN, Margaret       "       "            F,C, 16 Aprl 1637
FYFIELD
ELKEN, Henricus    Thome ELKEN             M,C, 31 Mar.1544
ELKYN, Renould                             M,C, 12 July 1550
ELKYN, Johannes                            M,C, 7 Mar. 1554
WORMINGFORD
ELKIN, Joan        William Hawkes,         W,M, 28 June 1563
DODDINGHURST
ELKYN, Joan       Thomas Momford,         W,M, 15 June 1572
BOBBINGWORTH
ELKIN, JOHN        An Sergiaunt,           H,M, 29 July 1617
MARGARET RODING
ELKIN, WILLIAM     PHEBE Keeling           H,M, 15 Oct. 1636
LEADING RODEN
ELKIN, Mary        William ELKIN,          F,C, 7 Jan. 1637
ELKIN, JOHN        William ELKIN,          M,C, 24 Jan.1638
LITTLE WIGBOROUGH
ELKINE, JOHN       Richard ELKINE,         M,C, 28 Aug. 1653
  "     RICHARD    Margaret Trotter,       M,S, 23 Jul 1650
GREAT BURSTEAD
ELKIN, RICHARD     Martha Rich,            H,M, 17 Nov. 1777
STANFORD RIVERS
ELKIN, Thomas      Agnes Howehin           H,M, 13 May 1577


NOTE: The use of Latin for names of the 1500's, ie. "Henricus", Also the
use of the "y" for "i".

Since it is my belief that my ancestor "ELKIN" came to the Colonies
prior to 1700; I chose not to include entries after 1700.

"ELKINS" seem to have been concentrated in Essex and London during that
period.
  7.              PASSENGERS OF THE ARK AND THE DOVE


"EARLY SETTLERS OF MARYLAND";
    compiled by Gus Skordas; 1968.

ELKIN, JOHN   Liber-ABH  f.65  trnsptd. 1633 (1, f.20,35)


page 8/11:
    "The first list of adventurers on the Ark and Dove was published by
the author in August, 1903.
    The first Maryland adventurers who arrived in Maryland water on
March 3, 1633, and landed on St. Clement's Island, March 25, 1634 (old
stlyle).
    Governor Leonard Calvert and George Calvert, brothers to his
Lordship.  The Commissioners, Mr. Jerome Hawley, Thomas Cornwallis,
Esq., Richard Lowe, Master of the Ark; John Bowlter, Purser of the Ark;
Richard Edwards, chirurgeon of the Ark; Captain Wintour, commander of
the Dove; Richard Orchard, master of the Dove; Samuel Lawson, mate of
the Dove; John Games gunner of the Dove; Richard Kenton, boatswain of
the Dove; John Curke, Crew on the Dove; Nicholas Parrie, Crew on the
Dove.

Passengers: (named only those whose names I am familiar with from
research).
    JOHN ELKIN, JOHN HOLLIS, THOMAS HODGES, BENJAMIN HODGES, John
BRYANT, Thomas Green, Henry Greene, Mrs. Anne Cox (later married Thomas
Green).

Liber 1, pages 19/20; John Elkin, John Hollis and Thomas Hodges, were
among those "entered" by Mr. COPLEY. brought in the year 1633. (Copley
himself did not come until 1636.)

Liber 1, pg. 37; "An assignee of Mr. John Saunders, Benjamin Hodges....

page. 417:"John Elbin, A. B. H., fol. 65-66, John Elkin, 1633, Liber 1,
fol.20, John Elkins, 1633, fol.38, Liber 1,"the Society's list.  Upon
careful examination the name is John Elkin on each folio quoted, and the
engrosser's error which appeared in the executive list, i.e., "John
Elbin,: is evidently responsible for the mistake giving two names for
one man.


1716 Oct; John Elkin; on the Goodspeed; "Second shipload of Scottish
Rebels sent to Maryland".  This needs additional research.

  ELKINS HISTORY ENGLAND  1.                   ELKINS HISTORY
ENGLAND


THE ELKINS FAMILY
    Published 2 Oct. 1935 in a Houston, TX Newspaper.  Unable to
ascertain which.  "Research for this article      was by Ruby Haskin
Ellis, Houston, TX.", 1938.

    The origin and earliest background of the Elkins family name, prior
to the middle ages remains somewhat obscure.  It is definately known
that throughout the medieval period members of the ho

use of Elkins were actively engaged in various militaristic and
chivalrous enterprises.  They were then, as today, noted for their great
courage their determination and venturous spirit.
    The surname Elkins is supposed to have originated in the name
Allkins or Ellakins.  So common were the names Alla or Ella as early
Saxon names that foreign people sometimes referred to them as Ellakins
or Allkins, meaning Englishmen.
    In England members of the Elkins Family appear to have been ardent
churchmen.  In the Twelth Century we find William Elkins was instituted
Vicar of Cloyden, Buckinghamshire.  Three hundred years later George
Elkins was a "Priest with the cure of souls" and held a degree at
Oxford.  Thomas Elkins (or Alkins) is mentioned by Burke.  He was the
father of Varrier Elkins, Vicar of Lynham and Eysford, County Kent.
    Members of the Elkins Family were among the first pioneers who were
active in building a new nation in a new world.  Members of this Familly
were found in all three great enterprises in Colonial America-The
settling of New Netherlands (New York), the establishment of the
Massachusetts Bay Colony at Plymouth and the founding of the Jamestown
Settlement in Virginia.   Among the Elkinses who settled in the south
was John,who appears to have settled in Maryland, while Ralph Elkins is
considered the founder of the Virginia Family.  It is probable that the
southern settlers were near relatives of those who established their
homes in New England and New York.

Note: Recent research of Maryland Records has produced no records for
John Elkin other than the fact that he came as a Passenger on the" Ark
or Dove"1633 sponsored by a Mr. Copley.
    An additional entry is 1634, Jamestown, VA., "John Elkin,
Merchant".  Couldn't he have crossed the Potomac into Jamestown?  Also,
there is only a "transported" record for Ralph in 1657. Could that have
been within the colonies for land acquisition purposes? Ralph has a son,
John. Could Ralph have been a son of John of Maryland?   If true, the
mystery of the ship that brought at least one family to America is
solved.  They would have come with Lord Baltimore from near London on
the "Ark or the Dove".
  2."GENEALOGICAL and BIOGRAPHICAL MEMORIALS of the READING,
HOWELL, PECKES, WATTS, LATHAM and ELKINS FAMILIES" by Josiah Granville
Leach, LL.B.; by J. B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia MDCCCXCVIII.
page 239: "THE ELKINS FAMILY"
    Widely dissimilar theories are advanced by the etymologists as to
the origin of many surnames.  The surname "Elkins" is one of those.
Passing from the realm of what for the present must remain speculative
etymology, we find that the family "Elkins", always numerically small,
was of early seating in that Babylon of modern times-London.
    Of this family was Robert Ellkyn, who held office there about the
time of the famous Sir Richard Whittington's last mayorality;(London
Letter Book,i.288) as also, somewhat later, was Richard Elkins,
gentleman, to whom was granted by Gilbert Dethick, Garter-King-of-Arm, 5
Mar., 5 Edward VI., coat of arms and crest (Stowe MSS.,676; Harleian
MSS.i.359).
    Later still was William Elkin, Esq., who succeeded, 28 October,
1586, Sir John Branch as alderman of Cripplegate, London, and to whom
was confirmed, Nv., 1593, by W. Dethick, a coat of arms and crest.
(Analytical Index to the Series of Records known as the "Remembrancia",
preserved among the Archives of London, A. D. 1579-1664.)
    Nearly two centuries before--6 Jan., 1405-another William Elkins was
instituted vicar of East Cloyden, Buckinghamshire, and George Elkins, a
priest received the degree of Bachelor of Arts at Oxford, 17 April,
1559.
    The charter of the London Company, under which England's first
permanent colony in America was established, bore the date 10 April,
1606, and the memorable document defined the territorial dimensions of
Virginia.  In the second charter, issued three years later, 23 May,
1609, to "the Treasurer and Company of Adventurers and Planters of the
City of London for the First Colony in Virginia," the limit of
jurisdiction from sea to sea, and from two hundred miles north to two
hundred miles south of Old Point Comfort.  The corporators are named in
the charter, and the list comprised fifty-six city companies of London
and six hundred and fifty-nine persons.  Of these incorporators was John
Elkin, a London merchant, who subscribed seventy-five pounds, or about
twice the usual subscription.
    The persons in this charter were of divers qualities, from the man
of limited means to the peer of the realm.  At least one hundred of them
served in the House of Commons at some time, and about fifty were then
members of the first parliament of James I.; twenty-one were peers,
ninety-six knights, eleven doctors, ministers, etc.; fifty-three
captains, twenty-eight esquires, fifty-eight gentlemen, one hundred and
ten merchants,and two hundred
and eighty-two citizens and others not classified."The Genesis of the
United States," by Alexander Brown. Houghton,
Mifflin and Co., 1890.
    It is not known that John Elkin ever visited America's first
commonwealth.
  3.    (The Jamestown Colony Records, 1634, identify John Elkin as
a "merchant").
    It is thought, however, that he was probablly near of kin to William
Elkin, the alderman of London, whose step-son Henry Robinson, Esq., was
also one of the famous "Adventurers," and possibly to the Ralph Elkins
who emigrated with the last of the Cavaliers to the Old Dominion shortly
after the emigration of John and Lawrence Washington.
    Ralph Elkins received from Governor Frances Moryson (Morrison) a
patent of land in York county, 13 Jan. 1661; but located shortly
afterwards between the Potomac and the Rappahannock, in what was then
Westmoreland, but later King George Co.  Here he followed the usual
occupation of the gentlemen of the day, and became a planter of tobacco,
that staple which was the ally of the church and the currency of the
colony, and his early shipments thereof bear testimony to his
prosperity.  He lived the life of the "Tide-Water Virginians," his
neighbors were the early Barons of the Potomack and the Rappahannock,"
his religion, political creed, and amusements were as theirs...
    NOTE: Skipped pages 241/245, data for Jacob and Henry Elkins of New
Netherlands (New York), Boston and the Pilgrim Connection.
    NOTE: The author names Ralph's two sons, Ralph and Richard and
founder of the Elkins Family of Virginia, and seems not to have known of
the Will of Ralph in 1690, which named sons, Richard and Nathaniel, or
the deed of Samuel Bolt naming John, son of Ralph.  I have seen no
record for a Ralph old enough to have been his son, and believe that any
or all of his sons may have named a son, Ralph.
MARYLAND RECORDS IN LAND OFFICE, ABH, 65:
    "Unless he were the John Elkin of Kent Island, a possible associate
of Claiborne, and one of the assignees  of Mr. John Saunders in 1633."
"THE WILLIAM AND MARY COLLEGE QUARTERLY", July, 1895; Virginia Land
Grants, Liber iv., p.437; Westmoreland Co. Court Order Books, 1665-1667
    Until 1630 the settlements of the English in Virginia were confined
to the Accomac Peninsula and the valley of the James.  In that year the
first settlements were planted on the south side of the York River at
Chiskiak and York, and about the same time Claiborne made a settlement
on Kent Island, at the head of the Chesapeake Bay.  The quarrel with
Lord Baltimore caused many of the English settlers at Kent Island  to
plant on the neck between the Rappahanock and Potomac at Chickacoan, and
from this was erected, in 1648 Northumberland Co.  In 1651 Gloucestor
Co., was formed out of the territory between the York and the Piantetank
Rivers, and the same year witnessed the erection of the counties of York
and Lancaster.  In 1653 the western part of Northumberland County was
made into Westmoreland county.
  4.IGI  COUNTRY:ENGLAND    COUNTY:LONDON   pg. 42,129

1560 Nov. 8, Metcalf Elkyn christened, son of Richard Elkyn
    at Saint Matthew, Friday Street
1578 Jan.18, Michael Elkine md. Constantia Morrant
    at Harrow on the Hill
1580 Apr.24, Richard Elkyn christened, parents not named
    at Harrow on the Hill
1588 May 27, Richard Elkyn christened, parents are not named
    at Harrow on the Hill
1594 July 14, Roger Elkynne christened, son of Richard
    Elkynne, at Deptford, Saint Nicholas
1597 Mar.31 Sara Elkyn christened, daughter of John Elkyn,
    at St. Botoloph without Aldgate
1628 Feb,2; Sara Elkin christened, daughter of Roger Elkin,
    London, St. Gregory by St. Paul
1636 Sept.4, Richard Elkin, christened, son of Richard
    Elkin/Anne, London, St. Andrew Undershaft
1643 May 28, Robert Elkin md. Ann Peerce, London,
    St. Stephen and Saint Benet Sherehog
1662 Mar.2, Robert Elken md. Ellizabeth Davis, at Stepney,
    Saint Dunstan
1670 Feb.13; Samuel Elkins, christened, son of Tirick
    Elkins /Rebecca, at Stepney, St. Mary White Chapel
1674 Mar.22; Rich Elkins md. Mary Wanfford, at London,
    St. Katherine by the Tower
1677 Jan.11; Richard Elkin, christened, son of Henery
    Elkin/Rebeccah, St. Helen Bishopsgate
1682 Oct. 24; Rebeccah, christened, daughter of Henry Elkin/
    Rebeccah, London, Saint Helen Bishopsgate
1684 Nicholas Elkins, christened, son of Thomas Elkins/Alice
    at Holborn, St. Andrew
1704 Mar.20 Richd. Elkins, christened, son of
    Jno. Elkins/Eliz., London, St. Giles Cripplegate.


Entries beyond this date not copied.  They do like the name Richard,
don't they?



ADDITIONAL SEARCH, Nov. 1987

Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Surrey, Kent, Oxford,
Cambridge, Gloucester, and Essex, reviewed.  Notes note taken where
there were few entries.  Most entries were found in ESSEX which should
be a good area to search and review.  Gloucester was searched because it
was the Sea Port from which a John Elkin, merchant, immigrated, 1634.

GLOUCESTOR, ENGLAND-Bristol
1627 ELKINS,  THOMAS E./Jane, daughter Deborah; UPPER SWELL
1662 ELKAN, JAMES/Mary, daughter Anne; CIRENCESTER
1675 ELKIN, GUTELAIUIS md. Susanna Bawley; MARSHFIELD
  5.ESSEX, Row 16; p. E, F, G, filmed.

MORETON
ELKYN, William     Margaret Pepper,    H,M,20 July 1563
ELKIN              JOHN ELKIN,         M,C, 20 Oct. 1625
  "  ,Elizabeth      "    "            F,C, 29 April 1628
NAVESTOCK
ELKIN, Agnes        Thomas WEBB        W,M, 7 Oct.1543
  "   George        Margaret Palmer    H,M, 22 Sept. 1540
  "   Richard       Elizabeth Colford, H.M. 21 Nov. 1541
  "   Joanna        Robert Austin      W,M, 21 May 1582
  "   Peter         Rosa Lewis         H,M, 21 Dec. 1587
  "   Richard       Elizabeth Dawson   H,M, 16 Jan. 1604
ELKYN, Maria(Mary)  Thomas Young       W,M, 12 May 1681
GREAT CHESTERFORD
ELKIN, John         Elizabeth Burrow,  H,M, 8 July 1571
LITTLE CHESTERFORD
ELKEN, Agnes       JOHN ELKEN/Elizabeth, F,C, 2 June 1583
  "    Mary         "    "        "      F,C, 7 June 1590
ELKEN, John         Agnes Bass         M,S, 22 June 1604
HORNCHURCH
ELKIN, Agnes        Robert Smith,      W,M,    1601
  "    John         JOHN ELKIN         M,C,  2 Feb. 1610
  "    Frideswide   John Pond,         W,M,   Oct. 1626
  "    John         Anna MAYES         M,S,  Jan.1627
ELKYN, John         Johan Cay          M,S,    July 1644
  "    John         John ELKYN         M,C, 24 Aug.1645
ELKIN, John         John ELKIN,        M,C,   Feb. 1660
SOUTH WEALD
ELKYN, Alicia       Wilemi ELKYN       F,C, 3Jan. 1545
  "    Alys         George Sudberry    W,M, 10 June 1572
KELVEDON NEAR COLCHESTER
ELKIN, Sara                            F,C, 13 July 1590
  "    JOHN        Ann Barbar          M,S, 1 June 1600
  "    Thomas                          M,C 1 Apr.1610
  "    Anna        Abra Odde,    F,S,3 Oct. 1625
  "    JOHN        Susanna Grove,       H,M, 30 Nov. 1626
  "    Anna        JOHN ELKIN/Susanna, F,C, 2 Sept. 1627
  "    JOHN          "    "     "      M,C, 31 May 1629
  "    Grace       THOS.ELKIN/Elizbeth  F,C, 22 Jan. 1636
  "    Ann         Wm. Phillebrowne,   F,S, 13 April 1637
  "    Ethelred    Thos.ELKIN/Elizabeth, F,C, 14 Feb.1640
  "    Elizabeth   John Barber         W,M, 9 Nov. 1654
  "    Grace       Jeremia Hayward,    W,M, 27 Feb. 1665
COLCHESTER, ST. BOTOLPH
ELKIN, John        Ann Cooke,          H,M, 17 May 1657
COLCHESTER, ST. LEONARD
ELKINS, Rebecca    William Kinge       W,M,        1661
MAGDALEN LAVER
ELKEN, William     Frances ELKEN,      M,C, 17 Feb. 1610
  "      "            "      "         " ", 5 April 1613 (?)
ELKIN, John        Frances ELKYN,      M,C,  16 June 1616
  "    Anna        James George,       W,M, 31 Sept. 1672


  6.ROXWELL
ELKIN, Sara        Henry ELKIN/Judith,     F,C, 8 May 1701
ELKYN, Anna Maria  Henry ELKIN,            F,C, 5 May 1705
EPPING
ELKINE, Joane      RYCHARD ELKYN           F,C, 12 May 1594
ELKINE, Blanche    Thomas Burton,          W,M, 21 Aprl 1601
BOCKING
ELKIN, Gabriell    Maria Clark             M,S, 27 Sep. 1595
ELKYN, Georgeous   Anna Pearson            H,M, 26 Aug. 1622
ELKYN, Elizabeth   John Ellsing            W,M, 29 Aprl 1630
INGATESTONE
ELKIN, George      Thomasine Brown,        H,M, 16 May 1603
ROMFORD
ELKIN, Grace       William ELKIN,          F,C, 14 Dec. 1634
ELKYN, Margaret       "       "            F,C, 16 Aprl 1637
FYFIELD
ELKEN, Henricus    Thome ELKEN             M,C, 31 Mar.1544
ELKYN, Renould                             M,C, 12 July 1550
ELKYN, Johannes                            M,C, 7 Mar. 1554
WORMINGFORD
ELKIN, Joan        William Hawkes,         W,M, 28 June 1563
DODDINGHURST
ELKYN, Joan       Thomas Momford,         W,M, 15 June 1572
BOBBINGWORTH
ELKIN, JOHN        An Sergiaunt,           H,M, 29 July 1617
MARGARET RODING
ELKIN, WILLIAM     PHEBE Keeling           H,M, 15 Oct. 1636
LEADING RODEN
ELKIN, Mary        William ELKIN,          F,C, 7 Jan. 1637
ELKIN, JOHN        William ELKIN,          M,C, 24 Jan.1638
LITTLE WIGBOROUGH
ELKINE, JOHN       Richard ELKINE,         M,C, 28 Aug. 1653
  "     RICHARD    Margaret Trotter,       M,S, 23 Jul 1650
GREAT BURSTEAD
ELKIN, RICHARD     Martha Rich,            H,M, 17 Nov. 1777
STANFORD RIVERS
ELKIN, Thomas      Agnes Howehin           H,M, 13 May 1577


NOTE: The use of Latin for names of the 1500's, ie. "Henricus", Also the
use of the "y" for "i".

Since it is my belief that my ancestor "ELKIN" came to the Colonies
prior to 1700; I chose not to include entries after 1700.

"ELKINS" seem to have been concentrated in Essex and London during that
period.
  7.              PASSENGERS OF THE ARK AND THE DOVE


"EARLY SETTLERS OF MARYLAND";
    compiled by Gus Skordas; 1968.

ELKIN, JOHN   Liber-ABH  f.65  trnsptd. 1633 (1, f.20,35)


page 8/11:
    "The first list of adventurers on the Ark and Dove was published by
the author in August, 1903.
    The first Maryland adventurers who arrived in Maryland water on
March 3, 1633, and landed on St. Clement's Island, March 25, 1634 (old
stlyle).
    Governor Leonard Calvert and George Calvert, brothers to his
Lordship.  The Commissioners, Mr. Jerome Hawley, Thomas Cornwallis,
Esq., Richard Lowe, Master of the Ark; John Bowlter, Purser of the Ark;
Richard Edwards, chirurgeon of the Ark; Captain Wintour, commander of
the Dove; Richard Orchard, master of the Dove; Samuel Lawson, mate of
the Dove; John Games gunner of the Dove; Richard Kenton, boatswain of
the Dove; John Curke, Crew on the Dove; Nicholas Parrie, Crew on the
Dove.

Passengers: (named only those whose names I am familiar with from
research).
    JOHN ELKIN, JOHN HOLLIS, THOMAS HODGES, BENJAMIN HODGES, John
BRYANT, Thomas Green, Henry Greene, Mrs. Anne Cox (later married Thomas
Green).

Liber 1, pages 19/20; John Elkin, John Hollis and Thomas Hodges, were
among those "entered" by Mr. COPLEY. brought in the year 1633. (Copley
himself did not come until 1636.)

Liber 1, pg. 37; "An assignee of Mr. John Saunders, Benjamin Hodges....

page. 417:"John Elbin, A. B. H., fol. 65-66, John Elkin, 1633, Liber 1,
fol.20, John Elkins, 1633, fol.38, Liber 1,"the Society's list.  Upon
careful examination the name is John Elkin on each folio quoted, and the
engrosser's error which appeared in the executive list, i.e., "John
Elbin,: is evidently responsible for the mistake giving two names for
one man.


1716 Oct; John Elkin; on the Goodspeed; "Second shipload of Scottish
Rebels sent to Maryland".  This needs additional research.

  ELKINS HISTORY ENGLAND  1.                   ELKINS HISTORY
ENGLAND


THE ELKINS FAMILY
    Published 2 Oct. 1935 in a Houston, TX Newspaper.  Unable to
ascertain which.  "Research for this article      was by Ruby Haskin
Ellis, Houston, TX.", 1938.

    The origin and earliest background of the Elkins family name, prior
to the middle ages remains somewhat obscure.  It is definately known
that throughout the medieval period members of the ho

use of Elkins were actively engaged in various militaristic and
chivalrous enterprises.  They were then, as today, noted for their great
courage their determination and venturous spirit.
    The surname Elkins is supposed to have originated in the name
Allkins or Ellakins.  So common were the names Alla or Ella as early
Saxon names that foreign people sometimes referred to them as Ellakins
or Allkins, meaning Englishmen.
    In England members of the Elkins Family appear to have been ardent
churchmen.  In the Twelth Century we find William Elkins was instituted
Vicar of Cloyden, Buckinghamshire.  Three hundred years later George
Elkins was a "Priest with the cure of souls" and held a degree at
Oxford.  Thomas Elkins (or Alkins) is mentioned by Burke.  He was the
father of Varrier Elkins, Vicar of Lynham and Eysford, County Kent.
    Members of the Elkins Family were among the first pioneers who were
active in building a new nation in a new world.  Members of this Familly
were found in all three great enterprises in Colonial America-The
settling of New Netherlands (New York), the establishment of the
Massachusetts Bay Colony at Plymouth and the founding of the Jamestown
Settlement in Virginia.   Among the Elkinses who settled in the south
was John,who appears to have settled in Maryland, while Ralph Elkins is
considered the founder of the Virginia Family.  It is probable that the
southern settlers were near relatives of those who established their
homes in New England and New York.

Note: Recent research of Maryland Records has produced no records for
John Elkin other than the fact that he came as a Passenger on the" Ark
or Dove"1633 sponsored by a Mr. Copley.
    An additional entry is 1634, Jamestown, VA., "John Elkin,
Merchant".  Couldn't he have crossed the Potomac into Jamestown?  Also,
there is only a "transported" record for Ralph in 1657. Could that have
been within the colonies for land acquisition purposes? Ralph has a son,
John. Could Ralph have been a son of John of Maryland?   If true, the
mystery of the ship that brought at least one family to America is
solved.  They would have come with Lord Baltimore from near London on
the "Ark or the Dove".
  2."GENEALOGICAL and BIOGRAPHICAL MEMORIALS of the READING,
HOWELL, PECKES, WATTS, LATHAM and ELKINS FAMILIES" by Josiah Granville
Leach, LL.B.; by J. B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia MDCCCXCVIII.
page 239: "THE ELKINS FAMILY"
    Widely dissimilar theories are advanced by the etymologists as to
the origin of many surnames.  The surname "Elkins" is one of those.
Passing from the realm of what for the present must remain speculative
etymology, we find that the family "Elkins", always numerically small,
was of early seating in that Babylon of modern times-London.
    Of this family was Robert Ellkyn, who held office there about the
time of the famous Sir Richard Whittington's last mayorality;(London
Letter Book,i.288) as also, somewhat later, was Richard Elkins,
gentleman, to whom was granted by Gilbert Dethick, Garter-King-of-Arm, 5
Mar., 5 Edward VI., coat of arms and crest (Stowe MSS.,676; Harleian
MSS.i.359).
    Later still was William Elkin, Esq., who succeeded, 28 October,
1586, Sir John Branch as alderman of Cripplegate, London, and to whom
was confirmed, Nv., 1593, by W. Dethick, a coat of arms and crest.
(Analytical Index to the Series of Records known as the "Remembrancia",
preserved among the Archives of London, A. D. 1579-1664.)
    Nearly two centuries before--6 Jan., 1405-another William Elkins was
instituted vicar of East Cloyden, Buckinghamshire, and George Elkins, a
priest received the degree of Bachelor of Arts at Oxford, 17 April,
1559.
    The charter of the London Company, under which England's first
permanent colony in America was established, bore the date 10 April,
1606, and the memorable document defined the territorial dimensions of
Virginia.  In the second charter, issued three years later, 23 May,
1609, to "the Treasurer and Company of Adventurers and Planters of the
City of London for the First Colony in Virginia," the limit of
jurisdiction from sea to sea, and from two hundred miles north to two
hundred miles south of Old Point Comfort.  The corporators are named in
the charter, and the list comprised fifty-six city companies of London
and six hundred and fifty-nine persons.  Of these incorporators was John
Elkin, a London merchant, who subscribed seventy-five pounds, or about
twice the usual subscription.
    The persons in this charter were of divers qualities, from the man
of limited means to the peer of the realm.  At least one hundred of them
served in the House of Commons at some time, and about fifty were then
members of the first parliament of James I.; twenty-one were peers,
ninety-six knights, eleven doctors, ministers, etc.; fifty-three
captains, twenty-eight esquires, fifty-eight gentlemen, one hundred and
ten merchants,and two hundred
and eighty-two citizens and others not classified."The Genesis of the
United States," by Alexander Brown. Houghton,
Mifflin and Co., 1890.
    It is not known that John Elkin ever visited America's first
commonwealth.
  3.    (The Jamestown Colony Records, 1634, identify John Elkin as
a "merchant").
    It is thought, however, that he was probablly near of kin to William
Elkin, the alderman of London, whose step-son Henry Robinson, Esq., was
also one of the famous "Adventurers," and possibly to the Ralph Elkins
who emigrated with the last of the Cavaliers to the Old Dominion shortly
after the emigration of John and Lawrence Washington.
    Ralph Elkins received from Governor Frances Moryson (Morrison) a
patent of land in York county, 13 Jan. 1661; but located shortly
afterwards between the Potomac and the Rappahannock, in what was then
Westmoreland, but later King George Co.  Here he followed the usual
occupation of the gentlemen of the day, and became a planter of tobacco,
that staple which was the ally of the church and the currency of the
colony, and his early shipments thereof bear testimony to his
prosperity.  He lived the life of the "Tide-Water Virginians," his
neighbors were the early Barons of the Potomack and the Rappahannock,"
his religion, political creed, and amusements were as theirs...
    NOTE: Skipped pages 241/245, data for Jacob and Henry Elkins of New
Netherlands (New York), Boston and the Pilgrim Connection.
    NOTE: The author names Ralph's two sons, Ralph and Richard and
founder of the Elkins Family of Virginia, and seems not to have known of
the Will of Ralph in 1690, which named sons, Richard and Nathaniel, or
the deed of Samuel Bolt naming John, son of Ralph.  I have seen no
record for a Ralph old enough to have been his son, and believe that any
or all of his sons may have named a son, Ralph.
MARYLAND RECORDS IN LAND OFFICE, ABH, 65:
    "Unless he were the John Elkin of Kent Island, a possible associate
of Claiborne, and one of the assignees  of Mr. John Saunders in 1633."
"THE WILLIAM AND MARY COLLEGE QUARTERLY", July, 1895; Virginia Land
Grants, Liber iv., p.437; Westmoreland Co. Court Order Books, 1665-1667
    Until 1630 the settlements of the English in Virginia were confined
to the Accomac Peninsula and the valley of the James.  In that year the
first settlements were planted on the south side of the York River at
Chiskiak and York, and about the same time Claiborne made a settlement
on Kent Island, at the head of the Chesapeake Bay.  The quarrel with
Lord Baltimore caused many of the English settlers at Kent Island  to
plant on the neck between the Rappahanock and Potomac at Chickacoan, and
from this was erected, in 1648 Northumberland Co.  In 1651 Gloucestor
Co., was formed out of the territory between the York and the Piantetank
Rivers, and the same year witnessed the erection of the counties of York
and Lancaster.  In 1653 the western part of Northumberland County was
made into Westmoreland county.
  4.IGI  COUNTRY:ENGLAND    COUNTY:LONDON   pg. 42,129

1560 Nov. 8, Metcalf Elkyn christened, son of Richard Elkyn
    at Saint Matthew, Friday Street
1578 Jan.18, Michael Elkine md. Constantia Morrant
    at Harrow on the Hill
1580 Apr.24, Richard Elkyn christened, parents not named
    at Harrow on the Hill
1588 May 27, Richard Elkyn christened, parents are not named
    at Harrow on the Hill
1594 July 14, Roger Elkynne christened, son of Richard
    Elkynne, at Deptford, Saint Nicholas
1597 Mar.31 Sara Elkyn christened, daughter of John Elkyn,
    at St. Botoloph without Aldgate
1628 Feb,2; Sara Elkin christened, daughter of Roger Elkin,
    London, St. Gregory by St. Paul
1636 Sept.4, Richard Elkin, christened, son of Richard
    Elkin/Anne, London, St. Andrew Undershaft
1643 May 28, Robert Elkin md. Ann Peerce, London,
    St. Stephen and Saint Benet Sherehog
1662 Mar.2, Robert Elken md. Ellizabeth Davis, at Stepney,
    Saint Dunstan
1670 Feb.13; Samuel Elkins, christened, son of Tirick
    Elkins /Rebecca, at Stepney, St. Mary White Chapel
1674 Mar.22; Rich Elkins md. Mary Wanfford, at London,
    St. Katherine by the Tower
1677 Jan.11; Richard Elkin, christened, son of Henery
    Elkin/Rebeccah, St. Helen Bishopsgate
1682 Oct. 24; Rebeccah, christened, daughter of Henry Elkin/
    Rebeccah, London, Saint Helen Bishopsgate
1684 Nicholas Elkins, christened, son of Thomas Elkins/Alice
    at Holborn, St. Andrew
1704 Mar.20 Richd. Elkins, christened, son of
    Jno. Elkins/Eliz., London, St. Giles Cripplegate.


Entries beyond this date not copied.  They do like the name Richard,
don't they?.

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