Roger Elliott

Military Person

1665 – 1714

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Who was Roger Elliott?

Major General Roger Elliott 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 and his wife Catherine. George Elliott was the illegitimate son of Richard Eliot, the wayward second son of Sir John Eliot.

Roger Elliott's father, George Elliott, died at Tangier in 1668, and his widowed mother remarried there on 22 February 1670 to Robert Spotswood, and thirdly the Rev. Dr George Mercer, the Garrison schoolmaster. Roger Elliott was therefore an older half-brother of Alexander Spotswood, who became a noted Lieutenant-Governor of Virginia.

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Born
1665
English Tangier
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Nationality
  • United Kingdom
Died
May 16, 1714
Municipal Borough of Barnes

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on July 23, 2013

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