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

Peter Ashton

Male Abt 1605 - 1671  (~ 66 years)


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  • Name Peter Ashton 
    Born Abt 1605  Chatterton, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1671  "Chatterton", Hanover Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I023934  Tree1
    Last Modified 25 May 2020 

    Father Virginia Ashton 
    Family ID F14673  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. Francis Mary Ashton,   b. Abt 1645, Chatterton, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1690, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years)
    Last Modified 25 May 2020 
    Family ID F14674  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • PATENT BOOK, 2, 1666/1695, BOOK 6, pp. 211/212:
      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 Mottershead, 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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      MICROFILM VIRGINIA HISTORICAL MAGAZINE, V. 10, p. 292/293.
      Col. Peter Ashton, patented land 1658. He was a member of the House of Burgesses for Charles City County, 1661.The will of Colonel Peter Ashton, dated 1669, willed to James Ashton, his brother, of Kirby Underwood County, Lincolnshire and to John Ashton, his brother of Lowell, Lincolnshire, his estate on the Potomac River. He was probably of the Ashton family of Spalding, Lincolnshire, England, and was descended from the Ashtons' of "Chadderton" Lancashire, England. John Ashton, Haberdasher on Rustall St., Covent Garden, London was a cousin to Col. Peter Ashton.
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      VIRGINIA GLEANINGS IN ENGLAND; The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, pp 431; PETER ASHTON, of Grantham County, Lyncolne, Esqr.
      Dated 27 Sept. 1653. Proved: 9 June 1654.
      And whereas I have formly given unto my Sonne John, all my Lands and Tenements in Fishkerton. in Co. Lyncolne and the Lease of the lands I hold from the Deane and Chapter of Peter borough, I doe heerby Confarme the same.
      To my Daughter Audley, 100.
      To my Grandchild Elizabeth Audley, 20.
      And whereas my Wife, deceased, 'did deliver unto the handes of my Mother in lawe, the Lady Ellis and my Sister Adams the Sum of 50 which since her decease they have given to my two daughters Jane Audley & Elizabeth Diamond 20 each I doe hereby Signify that I am Contented with the same.
      Residuary Legatee and Sole Executor: my sonne James Ashton. Margarett Adams, William Ellis, Thomas Adams, Jonas Martin, William Bellamy, Witnesses.
      Proved 9 June 1654 by the Sole Executor named.
      [Col. Peter Ashton emigrated to Virginia about the middle of the Seventeenth Century and was a Burgess for Charles City in 1656, and for Northumberland 1659 and 1660. In addition to other lands he owned an estate on the Potomac in the present King George County, which he named "Chatterton." By will dated 1669 and proved 1671 he left his estate to his brothers James Ashton of Kirby-Underwood, and John. Ashton of Louth, both in Lincolnshire, England. Both of these came to Virginia, where they died in Stafford County without issue, John in 1682, and James in 1686. A pedigree of the Lincolnshire Ashtons who descended from the Ashtons of Chaderton or Chatterton Lancashire (hence the name of Peter Ashton's Va. estate) shows that the testator above was of Long Sutton and Grantham, that he married Elizabeth daughter of Sir Thos. Ellis of Grantham and had four sons Thomas, James, John and Samuel. No Peter Ashton appears among his children, though the name was common in the family. The testator had a brother Walter Ashton, Vicar of Sutterton, Lincolnshire, who had a son Peter, living in 1629. This last named may have been the Virginian.]
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      1657-1661 Order Book Northumberland Co Va; Antient Press: Pg 257
      Northumberland County Court 5th of September 1660
      - In pursuance of an Act of Assembly directing the Comrs. of every County to appoint a place for the paymt, of the severall imposicons on tobacco and Port charges & Castle Duties as alsoe for granting dispatches to Merchts. & Marriners, It is ordered by the Comrs, that ye House of JOSEPH HORSLEY shall bee the place for all Merchts., and Marriners trading in this County from CHICACONE RIVER upwards to repair unto to make their paymts. & receive their dispatches as abovesd., And the House of Mr. PETER ASHTON scituate on GREAT WICOCOMOCO RIVER shalbe the place for all Merchts. & Marriners trading in any other pt: of this County to repaire unto upon like occasion
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      http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=320&last=&g_p=P3&co llection=LO Patent
      Title Ashton, Peter.
      Publication 17 November 1654.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Note Location: Northumberland County.
      Description: 400 acres southerly upon Wicocomoco River Westerly on a creek that issueth out of the said river.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 3, 1652-1655, p. 320 (Reel 2).
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      http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=206&last=&g_p=P4&co llection=LO Patent
      Title Ashton, Peter.
      Publication 13 March 1657.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Note Location: Northumberland County.
      Description: 550 acres now called Westmorland (formerly Northumberland) Notherly on Potomac River, Westerly on the land of George Foster. The abstract of the grant will be found also under the head of Westmoreland County.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 4, 1655-1664, p. 206 (Reel 4
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      URL (Click on link) http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=312&last=&g_p=P4&co llection=LO Patent
      Title Ashton, Peter, Capt.
      Publication 20 August 1658.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Note Location: Westmoreland County.
      Description: 2000 acres bounding northerly upon the land of said Peter Ashton bought of William Parry lying near Potomack Town and upon other land adjacent easterly towards the land of Mr. Meriwether and Henry Eggerton.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 4, 1655-1664, p. 312 (Reel 4).
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      http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=476&last=&g_p=P4&co llection=LO Patent
      Title Ashton, Peter, Capt.
      Publication 30 September 1660.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Note Location: Northumberland County.
      Grantee(s): Corbin, Henry; Ashton, Captn. Peter, and Thomas, William.
      Description: 900 acres.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 4, 1655-1664, p. 476 (Reel 4
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      http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=476&last=&g_p=P4&co llection=LO Patent
      Title Corbin, Henry;.
      Publication 30 September 1660.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Note Location: Northumberland County.
      Grantee(s): Corbin, Henry; Ashton, Captn. Peter and Thomas, William.
      Description: 900 acres beg.g on the land of John Sheapard and Nicholas Jernew. Bounded &c. N. Wt. on the land of Majr. Hoccaday.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 4, 1655-1664, p. 476 (Reel 4).
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 3; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 302
      PETER ASHTON, 400 acs. Northumberland Co., Sly. upon Wicocomoco Riv. & Wly. upon a Cr. dividing this from land of Capt. Wm. Claibourne. 17 Nov. 1654, p. 320. Formerly granted to him, 15 Dec. 1651.
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 4; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 343
      THOMAS CONIERS, 550 ac. Northumberland Co., 8 June 1657, p. 83, (121). N. upon Petomacke Riv. & Wly. upon land of George Foster, Gent. Granted unto Wm. Parry, 11 Nov. 1651, who assigned same unto sd. Coniers, who assigned unto Peter Ashton.
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 4; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 377
      CAPT. PETER ASHTON, 2000 acs. Westmoreland Co., 20 Aug. 1658, p. 215, (312). Nly. upon land sd. Ashton bought of Wm. Parry, lieing neer Patomeck Towne, Ely. towards land of Mr. Meriweather & Henry Eggerton. Trans. of 40 pers.*
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 4; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 398
      CAPT. PETER ASHTON, 485 acs. Northumberland Co., 2 Apr. 1662, p.
      305, (418). 400 act. S. upon Wiccocomoco Riv., Wly. upon a creek & Ely. upon a creek dividing this & land of Col. Wm. Claiborne; 85 acs. on N. side of sd. Riv. betwixt land of Mr. Hawly & Wm. Betts & Sly. upon the head of a tract of land called Peter Ashtons Necke. 400 acs. renewal of patent dated 17 Nov. 1654 & 85 act. granted to John Johnson 4 June 1655 & by him assigned to sd. Ashton.
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 4; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 406
      PETER ASHTON, 2550 acs. W'moreland Co., 26 Mar. 1661, p. (456). N. on Patowmack Riv. Adj. land of Henry Eggerton. 550 acs. by patent dated 13 Mar. 1657 & 2000 acs. by patent dated 20 Aug. 1658 & now renewed by order &c. (Record Incomplete.)
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 4; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 434
      COLL. PETER ASHTON, 2550 acs. Stafford Co., 27 Mar. 1665, p. 119, (620). Beg. on the W. side of a Sw. on the W. side of the Taylors feild, adj. land formerly in possession of the King of Potomack, E. to a br. of Potomack Riv., running S. to line deviding this & land of Mr. James Gaylor &c. to land of Mr. Robert Osborne, crossing Macho- tick dams &c. 550 acs. granted to Wm. Parry, 11 Nov. 1651, by him assigned unto Thomas Coniers & ordered to be pattented in his name, by order of the Quarter Ct., 8 June 1654, renewed in his name 8 June 1657 & by him sold to sd. Coll. Ashton & granted to him 13 Mar. 1657; 2000 acs. granted sd. Ashton 20 Aug. 1651, joyned into one pattent & renewed 26 Mar. 1661.
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 5; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 531
      COL. PETER ASHTON, 500 acs. W'moreland Co., 12 Oct. 1665, p. 421,
      (1). S. side of Potomack Riv. & N.E. side of the head of Chappawansick Cr. &c. S.E. upon land of Nathaniell Pope. Granted to Walter Brodhurt 4 Sept. 1655 & by him deserted & upon petition of sd. Col. Austin it was granted to him by order &c. & further due for trans. of 10 pers: Peter Laper (?), Wm. Barker, Elia. Bundy, Mary Wills, Jno. Whitcroft, John Simson, John Leaves, Robt. Atkins, Wm. Aldrige, Eliz. Peirce..
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 5; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 531
      COL. PETER ASHTON, 500 acs. W'moreland Co., 12 Oct. 1665, p. 421,
      (1). S. side of Potomack Riv. & N.E. side of the head of Chappawansick Cr. arc. S.E. upon land of Nathaniell Pope. Granted to Walter Brodhurt 4 Sept. 1655 & by him deserted & upon petition of sd. Col. Austin it was granted to him by order &c. & further due for trans. of 10 pers: Peter Leper (?), Wm. Barker, Eliz. Bundy, Mary Wills, Jno. Whitcroft, John Simson, John Leaves, Robt. Atkins, Wm. Aldrige, Eliz Peirce.
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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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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 6; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 20
      Mr. James Gaylard, of Stafford County, 1000 acres 8Nov1666 pg 171
      Beg at Col Peter Ashton, to Westward side of and indian marsh dividing this and land of Mr. Robert Osbourne and trans of 20 persons
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 6; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 38
      Coll Peter Ashton, Capt John Alexander, Mr. William Horton & Robert Street; 2000 acres Stafford County, Virginia at the head of upper Machoticke river, 6 Aug 1668, pg 157
      Nigh Robert Kings Plantation, surveyed by order of Stafford Court & due for trans of 40 persons
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 6; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 42
      COLL. PETER ASHTON, CAPT. JNO. ALEXANDER, MR. WM. NORTON & ROBT. STREET, 2000 acs. Staff. Co., at the head of upper Machoticke Riv., 6 Aug. 1668, p. 157. Nigh Robert King's 'plantation. Surveyed by order of Staff. Court & 'due for trans. of 40 pers.*
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 6; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 46
      COLL. PETER ASHTON, 485. acs. N'umberland Co., 26 Sept. 1668, p. 180. 400 acs. granted sd. Ashton 17 Nov. 1654; Sly. upon Wiccocomico Riv., E'ly. upon a cr. deviding this & land of Capt. Wm. Clayborne, Esqr., &c. 85 acs. granted to John Johnson 4 June 1655, who assigned to sd. Ashton; on N. side of Qr. Wiccocomico Riv., betwixt Mr. James Hawley & Wm. Betts, &c.

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