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  • Name Andrew GILKESON 
    Born 1750  Ireland [now Northern Ireland] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Will 12 Jun 1813  Montgomery County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Codicil 16 Dec 1813  Bucks County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Name Andrew GILKYSON 
    Died 1 Aug 1814  Montgomery County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 3 Aug 1814  St. Thomas Episcopal Church Cemetery, Whitemarsh, Montgomery County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Probate 25 Nov 1814  Montgomery County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (1) The Gilkison surname and origins <http://www.gilkison.net/names/gilkison/>:

      Miscellaneous notes

      [Author's Note: Much of the following information is courtesy of Norman Gilkison, a native Scot living in Paisley, Scotland. Many thanks to Norman and his existing research!]

      The early origins of the Gilkison surname are uncertain; a root of 'Gilchrist' is most likely [suggested by Dr. George V. Black, Surnames of Scotland]. The Anglified version of the name is 'Christopher.' Gilchrist is usually translated to mean 'servant of Christ'. Some research I have seen has therefore suggested that the name may have had its origins in some sort of localized religious group, and would have been used more as a title than a name, similar to the way Father or Sister are used in the Roman Catholic church.

      There are, however, many more variations - Gilkeson, Gilkerson, Gilkersone, Gilchristson, Gilcriston, MacGilchrist, Gilchristoun, Gilkrisoune, Gilkcrissone, Kilkison, Kilcherson - and the list goes on. . . .

      There could be some alternatives. Norman Gilkison states, "In my area until recently gilkie was a word to denote a teenager and it doesn't take much to add on a 'son'. However, people with the [Gilkison] surname didn't appear in this area until later, so that may be a coincidence."

      There were three areas in the 1600s where the name was common, plus a few "stray sightings":

      1. Argyllshire centred around Campbeltown
      2. Lanarkshire and Glasgow
      3. Ayrshire

      If we accept Dr. Black's hypothesis on the Gilchrist origin, then the family lands lay around Strachur and St. Catherines on the eastern shore of Loch Fyne.

      The Gilchrist clan was a sept of the MacLachlans who occupied land in Strathlachlan immediately to the south of the Gilchrists [according to Norman Gilkison, the Gilkisons currently use the MacLachlan tartans] . Another related sept is the MacEwan clan. These clans were Scots who migrated to Scotland from Northern Ireland with the Ardri (high king) Fergus McCool. They spoke Irish Gaelic which differed from the Welsh variety then spoken in Britain. Thus even to recent times, this language was referred to as "Irish" in West of Scotland documents. So anyone speaking this tongue going to America would be described as "Irish".

      Some Gilkisons first appear in US and Canadian records in the 1700s, and their descendents are now wide spread across North America.

      (2) Andrew GILKYSON changed the spelling of his surname to GILKESON "in later life," and that change appears in deeds and in his will.

      (3) Carrell, Ezra Patterson, Descendants of James Carrell and Sarah Dungan, His Wife, Philadelphia, PA: International Printing Co., 1928, pp. 113-115:

      EDITH GILBERT . . . married, November 26, 1776, by New Jersey license, Andrew Gilkyson, born 1750, died August 1, 1814.

      She was a minor at the death of her father, and in 1773, when her father's real estate was adjudged to Joseph Hart in right of his wife Elizabeth, the eldest child of Nicholas and Esther Gilbert. The bond given by Hart to secure the share of Edith was filed in the Orphans' Court, and in 1805, her mother having died, this bond was satisfied by her husband, Andrew Gilkyson.

      On April 21, 1778, Nathan Gilbert, the brother of Edith, conveyed to Andrew Gilkyson a farm of 60 acres and 60 perches in Northampton Township, Bucks County. On May 24, 1784, Andrew Gilkyson of Northampton Township, and Edith his wife conveyed this tract to James Edams.

      An Esther Gilkyson is buried at Neshaminy Presbyterian graveyard, "Died September 12, 1792, aged 8 years." She was, without doubt, daughter either of Andrew and Edith, or of James and Rachel, as she bore the name of the mother of both Edith and Rachel.

      Andrew and Edith Gilkeson removed to Upper Dublin Township about 1784, and resided for the remainder of their lives in that township. He was an innkeeper in 1790 when he and Edith conveyed a property on North Wales Road, he having been for several years proprietor of the inn at Gilkeson's Corner, at the intersection of the Butler Turnpike and the Bethlehem Road.

      He owned several different properties in Gwynedd and Upper Dublin Townships.

      He died in Upper Dublin Township, leaving will dated June 12, 1813, probated November 25, 1814, by which he devised to his son James his farm of 57 acres, whereon he lived, and an undivided one-eighth share in a farm of 109 acres purchased of Leonard and Ann Thomas, James to pay to his sister Esther $400 "if of age," otherwise to the executors, to be held by them until she came of age, also to pay to his mother Edith $56 per year during life, and at her death to pay Edith, wife of Jacob Wyce, and Esther, above mentioned, each $200.

      To son Elias a house and five acres of land and $100 in cash, he to pay $10 annually to his mother during life.

      To his son Andrew he devised a house and lot, part of the testator's dwelling-place purchased of Edward McVaugh, and a note he held against him of $581.85: he to pay $10 annually to his mother Edith, and at her death to pay $300 for use of his sister, Jane Fitzwater.

      To his son Samuel a house and 11 acres of land in which the testator lived, subject to the payment of $400 each to his sisters Edith and Esther.

      To daughter Edith he bequeathed $800. To daughter Jane Fitzwater, $400. To daughter Harriet, $700. To son Joseph, when of age, a lot of seven acres, subject to payment of $8 annually to his mother. His executors to sell remainder of his real estate out of which his wife was to have the income of $1000 for life; residue of his estate to sons James, Elias, Andrew, Samuel and Joseph, and daughters Edith, Esther and Harriet. The sons James, Andrew and Samuel were named as executors.

      A codicil, dated December 16, 1813, gave additional legacies of £100 each to daughters Esther and Harriet.

      Edith (Gilbert) Gilkeson died ____.

      Andrew Gilkeson and several of his children are buried at the P. E. churchyard, White Marsh. He died August 1, 1814, in his sixty-fifth year.

      CHILDREN OF ANDREW AND EDITH (GILBERT) GILKESON:

      [i] James, b. June 27, 1781, d. Sept. 6, 1858; m. Ann _____.

      [ii] Jane, b. ____, d. ____; m. David Fitzwater. No record except in father's will.

      [iii] Andrew, b. Aug. 15, 1785, d. Nov. 11, 1857; m. Margaret Acuff.

      [iv] Elias, b. ____, d. ____; m. Ann _____.

      [v] Esther, No record except in father's will.

      [vi] Samuel, b. ____, d. ____; m. Susan D. Palmer.

      [vii] Edith, b. ____, d.____; m. Jacob Weiss. No record, except mentioned in his [her?] father's will.

      [viii] Joseph, No record, except mentioned in his father's will; said to have lived in Philadelphia.

      [ix] Harriet, b. ____, d. ____; m. Charles Meredith. No record except in father's will.

      (4) A household headed by Andw. GILKINSON is listed in the 1790 census of Montgomery County, PA.

      Listed in Andw.'s household are 2 free white males over 16 years of age; 3 free white males under 16 years of age; and 5 free white females.

      Assuming that Andw. is one of the free white males listed in the 1790 census as then being over 16 years of age, he would have been born before 1774, according to the 1790 census.

      Assuming that a son of Andw. is the other one of the free white males listed in the 1790 census as then being over 16 years of age, he would have been born before 1774, according to the 1790 census.

      Assuming that sons of Andw. are the 3 free white males listed in the 1790 census as then being under 16 years of age, those sons would have been born between 1774 and 1790, according to the 1790 census.

      The compiler is unable to identify the females listed in Andw.'s household in the 1790 census, because of the skimpy nature of the information provided about those females in that census.

      (5) Pennsylvania, Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993 [database online], Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015:

      Name: Andrew Gilkeson
      Probate Date: 12 Jun 1813 [?]
      Probate Place: Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA
      Inferred Death Year: Abt 1813 [?]
      Inferred Death Place: Pennsylvania, USA
      Item Description: Wills, Vol 3-5, 1808-1821

      [Note by compiler: According to the decedent's probate record, his will was executed on 12 June 1813, and was proved on 25 November 1814.]

      (6) www.findagrave.com:

      Andrew Gilkeson
      Birth: 1750
      Death: Aug. 1, 1814

      65y

      Married Edith Gilbert 26 Nov 1776 in New Jersey.

      Children:

      • Jane Gilkeson Fitzwater (abt 1777-1853)
      • Elias Gilkeson (abt 1779-____)
      • James Gilkeson (1781-1858)
      • Edith Gilkeson Weiss (1783-____)
      • Joseph Gilkeson (1785-____)
      • Harriet Gilkeson (1787-____)
      • Andrew Gilkeson (1787-1854)
      • Esther Gilkeson (abt 1789-____)
      • Samuel Gilkeson (1791-1847)

      Burial 3 Aug 1814.

      Family links: Spouse: Edith Gilbert Gilkeson (1757 - 1840); Children: Jane Gilkeson Fitzwater (1777 - 1853), James Gilkeson (1781 - 1858), Andrew Gilkeson (1787 - 1854), Samuel Gilkeson (1791 - 1847), Samuel Gilkeson (1791 - 1847)

      Inscription: In Memory of Andrew Gilkeson who departed this life August 1st 1811 [?] In the 65th year of his age. [Note by compiler: According to the decedent's probate record, his will was executed on 12 June 1813, and was proved on 25 November 1814.]

      Burial: Saint Thomas Episcopal Church Cemetery, Whitemarsh, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
      Plot: Right Grave Row 1

      Maintained by: Jo Roth
      Originally Created by: Valerie Neidich Moran
      Record added: Jan 29, 2011
      Find A Grave Memorial# 64843484
    Person ID I41351  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 9 Aug 2018 

    Family 1 Edith GILBERT,   b. 1757, Bucks County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1840, Bucks County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 26 Nov 1776  NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Jane GILKESON,   b. 1777, Bucks County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1853, Clermont County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)  [natural]
     2. Elias GILKESON,   b. Abt 1779, Montgomery County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     3. James GILKESON,   b. 27 Jun 1781, Bucks County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1858, Montgomery County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)  [natural]
     4. Edith GILKESON,   b. 1783  [natural]
     5. Joseph GILKESON,   b. 1785  [natural]
     6. Harriet GILKESON,   b. 1787  [natural]
     7. Esther GILKESON,   b. Abt 1789  [natural]
     8. Samuel GILKESON,   b. 1791, Montgomery County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1847, Montgomery County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 9 Aug 2018 11:01:14 
    Family ID F17741  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. Andrew GILKESON,   b. 16 Aug 1787, Montgomery County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1854, Montgomery County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 9 Aug 2018 11:01:14 
    Family ID F17744  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. Details: Details: Details: Citation Text: (1) New Jersey, Marriage Records, 1683-1802 [database online], Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011: Name: Andrew Gilkyison Residence: Shamong, Pennsylvania Spouse: Edith Gilbert Marriage Date: 26 Nov 1776.