Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

John Ashton

Male 1645 - 1677  (32 years)


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  • Name John Ashton 
    Born 1645  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Jul 1677  Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I017036  Tree1
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2020 

    Father Charles Ashton,   b. 1625, Chatterton, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 17 Apr 1672, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 47 years) 
    Mother Isabella Clare,   b. Bef 1629, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1672, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 45 years) 
    Married Abt 1644  Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F10898  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Grace Meese,   b. Abt 1648, London, Enland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1706, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Executor Bond Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years) 
    Married Abt 1661  Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Frances Ashton,   b. 1665, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Executor Bond Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1707, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
     2. Charles Ashton,   b. Bef 1668, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Executor Bond Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1700/01, Northumberland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 33 years)
     3. Grace Ashton,   b. Abt 1668, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Executor Bond Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1678, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Executor Bond Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 11 years)
     4. Sarah Ashton,   b. Abt 1670, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Executor Bond Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1749/50, Stafford County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years)
     5. Henry Ashton,   b. 30 Jul 1671, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1731, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     6. Henry {Addl Records} Ashton,   b. 30 Jul 1671, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Executor Bond Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1731, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Executor Bond Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     7. Priscilla Ashton,   b. Bef 1672, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Executor Bond Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1678, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Executor Bond Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 8 years)
     8. Mary Ashton,   b. Bef 1676, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Executor Bond Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1678, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Executor Bond Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 4 years)
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F10895  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Charles County Circuit Court, Liber B, 5 Mar 1663/4, Page 298
      John Ashton of Westmoreland County, Virginia, Gent., binds himself to pay 1542# of tobacco by 10 Dec at his dwelling plantation or to the convenience of Edmond Custis and Company; 1 Mar 1663; /s/ John Ashton; wit. Nicholaus Emerson, Edmond Lindsey (mark)
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      James Hughes 2005-07-07 07:20:36
      Elkins Genealogy Data

      1673 November 4th,: Jno. Prosser and Tho. Pannell, 5200 JOHN ASHTON, Will probated Stafford County, 26 Jan. 1682(83), and willed land he inherited from Col. Peter Ashton to James Ashton, their brother. He was formerly of Lowth (Louth). John Ashton's wife's name was Elizabeth and Capt. John Ashton, probably a son. JAMES ASHTON, died, Stafford County, formerly of Kirby-Underwood, Lincolnshire. His Will, dated 18 Aug. 1686 (87), names RICHARD ELKINS, John Ashton, son of Charles Ashton, Justice of Peace, and Col. Peter Ashton, Sheriff of Northumberland Co.,, Virginia. James Ashton had Godchildren: RICHARD ELKIN, Sarah Mattershead, Miss Rosier, daughter of John Rosier, and Elizabeth Sebastian, and willed RICHARD ELKINS 100 acres of his land. The Estate "Chatterton" King George, Virginia., now belongs to a Tayloe family.
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      Thomas and Susannah Gerard had 11,000 acres from Lord Baltimore known as St. Clement's Manor and St. Clement's Island in 1638-1639. Thomas was involved in the uprising in St. Marys Co, MD and left to settle on lands in Westmoreland County, Virginia, where he died.
      Jan and List: Below is an interesting account of a suburban type lifestyle that Thomas GERRARD, John WASHINGTON, and other MD ex-patriots lived in VA. "The Englishmen on the banks of the Potomac mingled elegant pleasures with rude labors and perilous enterprises. There is a record of a contract in 1670 between John LEE, son of Col. Richard LEEE, then deceased, Henry CORBIN, Isaac ALLERTON, and Dr. Thomas GERRARD, for building a banqueting house at or near their respective lands. The English colonist acted as far as the circumstances would permit, precisely as he would in London. It was a rare thing if the richer settlers did not visit the mother country once during the year...
      Among those who resided in the "suburban" area (Westmoreland Co. VA) above Machodic, at Nomini Creek, were: Walter BRODHURST, Edmund BRENT, Nicholas SPENCER, Valentine PEYTON, Maj. John HALLOWES(HOLLIS), Above Nomini resided at Appomattox Creek (now Mattox) Col. John WASHINGTON, his father-in-law, Col. Nathaniel POPE, William BUTLER, the minister, and Andrew MONROE, who lived in Maryland, in 1643. Still further upthe river, beyond Nomini, were Samuel HAYWARD, , Col. Giles BRENT, and his famous sister, Margaret BRENT, at "Peace" on Acquia Creek. Other settlers were Capt. John ASHTON, Capt. John LORD, brother of Rich'd LORD, of Hartford, New England; Capt. William HARDWICH, a tailor from Maryland, brother-in-law of Mrs. WASHINGTON; Thomas STURMAN, of Maryland; Daniel HUTT, formerly of London; John ROSIER, minister, Anthony BRIDGES, Capt. George MASON (born in 1629), John HILLILER, Capt. Thomas EWELL, Col. Gerrard FOWKE, Col. Thomas SPEKE, Capt. William PIERCE, Capt. John APPLETON, Col. Tomas BLAGG, Capt. Alexander BAINHAM, Col. John DODMAN, Lewis MARKHAM, Clement SPELMAN, William BROWNE, of Plymouth, Daniel LISSON, Robert VAULX, and Capt. Thomas and William BALDRIDGE. " ( Genealogies of VA Families" from Wm. & Mary Quarterly, Vol. V, p.903-907.)
      Pat Obrist
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      Contributed by: James Hughes
      The Washington Ancestry and Records of the McClain, Johnson and Forty Other Colonial American Families, Volume 1, Page 158
      Note:
      [Westmoreland County, Deeds & Wills No.

      1, pp. 261 and 262]: BRIDGES & WIFE TO WASHINGTON To all Christian people to whome these presents shall come, greeting Know ye that we Anthony Bridges of the parish of Washington in the county of Westmoreland in Colony of Virginia Gent. And Elisabeth Rosier alias Bridges, the now wife of the aforesaid Anthony Bridges lawfull daughter sole heir and legatee named in the last will and Testament of John Hiller whilst he lived in the County of Westmoreland aforesaid Gent. deceased, for and in consideration of a valuable sum of Tobacco to us paid by Major John Washington of the parish County and Colony aforesaid Gent. the receipt whereof we doe hereby acknowledge and ourselves therewith to be fully satisfied and contented, as also for divers other good Causes and Considerations thereunto us moving, Have granted bargained sold aliened enfeoffed and confirmed, and by these presents doe grant bargain sell alien enfeoff and confirm unto the aforesaid Major John Washington all that moiety or one half of a plantation formerly belonging to the aforesaid John Hiller deceased, and by him pattented and now divided and parted by order of the county court of Westmorel! and from the other moiety and residue of the said pattent and contained within these bounds following vizt.

      Beginning at an Old fallen Oak in the old field which divided this land and the land of Captain John Ashton extending upon Potomack river 101 poles to a high locest stump running southwest into the woods 404 poles to a Pohiccory standing on the west side of a path, thence southeast to another marked Oak standing on the southside of a run from thence southwest with a line of marked trees to a white oak, from thence southeast to a corner tree upon the round hills, being the head line, and from thence northeast to Captain Ashtons line, from thence northwest to a marked Oak extending on the north west side of a small swamp, and from thence northeast over the swamp to the place where it began, To have and To hold the said moitey, or one half of the plantation aforesaid, contained within the bounds aforesaid with all timber trees, woods and underwoods and all priviledges Commodoties and emoluments whatsoever thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining, to him the said Major John Washington his heirs and assigns forever, the said Major Washington his heirs and assigns yielding and paying unto our sovereign lord the King his heirs and successors the yearly quit rent due at the times accustomed for the same, and we the said Anthony Bridges and Elisabeth Rosier alias Bridges doe for ourselves our heirs Exors and Admrs' warrant the aforesaid land contained within the aforesaid bounds with the appurtenances as aforesaid unto the aforesaid Major John Washington his heirs and assigns forever against all person and persons whatsoever; And we do further Oblidge ourselves, our heirs Exors and Admor's, or any of them to Acknowledge this bill of Sale in the next County Court to be held for Westmoreland aforesaid unto the said Major John Washington his heirs Exor's and Admor's or any of them.

      In witness whereof we the aforesaid Anthony Bridges and Elisabeth Rosier alies Bridges have hereunto set our hands the 19th day of June 1665.

      ANTHONY BRIDGES, ELISABETH ROSIER

      ALS. BRIDGES

      Teste: THOMAS BROUNDOWNE JOHN WATTS

      WILLIAM FRYAR 6th September 1665 This bill of sale was acknowledged in Court by the said Anthony Bridges and Elisabeth Rosier alias Bridges and then recorded. [Original recording in Deeds, Patents, Accounts, Depositions, &c., from 1665 to 1677, folio 97.]

      On November 29, 1671, John Washington, then Lieutenant Colonel, bought the other half of this "moiety" for sixteen thousand pounds of tobacco of the said "Anthonie Bridges of ye Pish of Washington in ye County of Westmrland in ye Collony of Virginia, [Page 160] Mechnt, who Intermarried with Elyzabeth Rosier, Lawfull Daughter & Sole Heir & Legatee & named in ye last Will & Testament of Mr John Hyllyer als Bridges ye now wife of Antonie Bridges as alsoe Guardian of John Rosier ye Sonn of ye aforesaid Elyzabeth Rosyer."
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 6; [Nell Marion Nugent]; page 16
      Mr. William Storke, 600 acres bet Potomac and Rappa rivers on branches of Apomattox Cr 24 Sept 1667, p 56
      South by a branch dividing this and land of John Washington, North by a branch dividing this and the land of Capt Ashton & John Alexander & for trans of 12 persons.
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      Name: J. Black
      Email: jbbrockhaus@yahoo.com
      Note:
      Thomas Young was transported into Westmoreland Co. in 1664 by Captain John Ashton.
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      Northumberland County Record Book 1652 -1658: ©Peter's Row - 2002
      Richard Clare his gift unto John Ashton.
      Know all men by these presents that I Richard Clare
      for and in consideration of my love and affection I bear unto
      John Ashton son unto Charles Ashton I give unto the said
      John Ashton one cow calf of a brown color marked the right
      ear cropt and under keeled and a slit in the crop the left ear
      cropt and under keeled, the said John Ashton for to have
      and to hold the said calf with her increase forever, Witness
      my hand the 20th of May 1654.
      The mark of Richard Clare.
      Teste - Per me Thomas Kedby
      20th November 1655, This deed of gift was
      acknowledged in court by Richard Clare and is recorded
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      Colonial Familes of Northern Neck of Virginia; Wright & Wright
      William Frizer, WC, chirurgeon, d. leaving a will dated 9 Sep 1677, proved 21 Nov 1677.
      To Mrs. Grace Ashton, widdow, extx. my gold watch, all my debts.
      Unto Prissilla Ashton, horse and mare. Prissilla shall give Henry Ashton the first mare colt.
      Unto Henry Ashton, son and orphant of Capt. John Ashton 2000 a. of my tract of 5500 a. purchased by me of John Mathews. If he die before age 21, to his brother Charles Ashton. Unto Grace Ashton Junr. 500 a. of 5500 a. tract.
      Unto Mary Ashton, 500 a.
      Unto Sarah Ashton, 500 a. - daughters and orphans of Capt. John Ashton each 500 a.
      Unto Thomas Beard sonn of John Beard my Godsonne, 2000 a. being the remainder of the 5500 a.
      If he die to Prissilla Ashton. {WC DWP, 1065-77:346-346a}
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      1669-1673 Order Book Northumberland Co Va; Antient Press: Pg 147
      Northumberland County Court 17th of April 1622
      - Whereas JOHN ASHTON, ye Heyre of CHARLES ASHTON, peticoned this cort: yt: ye Estate of his deced. Father might be divided, yt: he might have his porcon ascertayned; It is ordered yt: ye Jury empannell twelve honest men of ye Neighbourhood & yt: they, wth: Mr. JNO: HANIE, divide ye Land of ye sd. ASHTON into thre equall partes, & possesse DOMINICK RICE, who maryed ye Relicte of ye sd. ASHTON, (in right of his said Wife) with which third parte he shall make choyce of & ye sd. JOHN wth; ye other two partes; And alsoe ordered yt: ROBT: SECH, Mr. MATH: RHODON, WM: KEYNE & THO: ADAMS (being first sworne by ye next Justice of ye Peace) apprayse ye Estate of ye sd. CHARLES ASHTON & deliv: unto ye sd, JOHN ASHTON his pporcinable parte of ye sd, Estate in kind, he giveing caucon to be accomptable for ye paymt: of his parte of what debts shall appears due from ye sd. Estate
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA ORDER BOOK 1676-1679; John Frederick Dorman; Page 77
      11 Dec. 1678: There was a difference depending the last Court between Robt. Readman, carpenter, and Mr. Ja: Kay who married the relict and administratrix of Capt. Jno: Ashton about building as per contract 'fIth Ashton and for severall other works do. by Readman by or:r of the relict and l:r. Ja: Kay. Kay did desire that the worke might be veiwed and adjudged by workmen. Court did appoint Geo: Hales and Originall Browne to veiw the same who have given in their report. It appeareing to this Court that James Kay stands indebted to Readman for worke don 7440 pounds of tobacco, the Court doth order that James Kay make payment.
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      1680-1683 Order Book Northumberland Co Va; Antient Press: Pg 90
      Northumberland County Court 20th of April 1681
      - JNO: ASHTON's Will proved This day the Last Will and Testament of JOHN ASHTON, deceased, was proved by the Oaths of Mr. NICHOLAS OWEN and WILLIAM BURDETT, witnesses to the said Will

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