Ellison, Robert (1738-1783)

London merchant.

Participated in the schemes of Silas Deane, Edward Bancroft, and Samuel Wharton to use inside knowledge of commissioners’ affairs to play London stock market.

Son of Henry and Hannah (Coatsworth) Ellison of Hebburn; the Ellisons were an old mercantile family of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Unmarried. Died in Lausanne, Switzerland.