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

John Ashton

Male 1623 - 1683  (60 years)

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  • Name John Ashton 
    Born 1623  Chatterton, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Jan 1682/83  Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I023937  Tree1
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2020 

    Father Virginia Ashton 
    Family ID F14677  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 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.
      Virginia State Archives microfilm Book #1. 1653/1671 (Books missing 1671 to 1691)
      Book #2. 1691-1699 Index: pp. 258, 300, 355: entries are for transactions by Samuel Earle I; details not noted here.
      1664 Nov.15, p. 317: JOHN ASHTON, Captain, 783 acres, North Beaver Dams, Alltopin Creek, South Nauritox Path for transfer of 16 persons. Names recorded under this patent.
      1667 Oct.30: That land sold and recorded to Stephen Howard
      1665 May 30: p. 324, Northall to Ashton
      1665 Nov.15: p. 281, 500 acres to Mrs. Anne Broadhurst by Peter Ashton.
      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.
      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 6; [Nell Marion Nugent]; page 34
      John Mathews, 1050 acres, Stafford County, formerly Westmoreland County, 25 apr 1668 pg 125
      550 acres beg on the Westernmost side of the SW branch of Pasbetansey Cr opposite land of David Anderson, formerly Abraham Rouse; 500 acres adj same; 550 acres grantred to John Dainlely merchant 4 sept 1661, who sold to Thomas Prichertt and Francis West, 5 Mar 1661, who sold to sd Mathews 25Mar 1662; 500 acres granted to Christopher Lunn, 18 Mar 1662 who sold to Wm Horton, 24 Feb 1663 who assigned to sd Mathews 17 dec 1667.
      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 6; [Nell Marion Nugent]; page 35
      David Anderson, 800 acres Stafford Co. 27 Apr 1668, p 130
      Bounded with the Westernmost branch of Pasbetancy Creek, beg on line of Wm & John Heabeard; and 400 beg as SE corner of said land; 400 acres granted unto Abraham Rouse who assigned to Mr Gerrald Fowke who assigned to William Tilt, who assigned to sd fowke who assigned to said Anderson; & 400 acres for trans 8 persons., the rights due to this patt is trnsfrered from a pat of John Ashton's dated 16 Nov 1664
      Depositions on record in Westmoreland Co. Va
      John Ashton 48 in 1671
      Wills of Rappahannock County, Virginia, 1658-1692
      Wills in the Record Book entitled
      Deeds, &c., No. 6, 1682.1686.
      ASHTON, JOHN, of Stafford County,
      Dated 1675, Sworn to 6th die Aug 1682, Probated 26 January, 1682/3
      To loving wife Elizabeth if she will come and live here all my whole estate both personall and real during her life but if she will not then I doe bind over my Estate to pay her twenty pounds Ster. p. year or one hundred and fifty Ster. which she would rather have. To Thomas Bunbery and his wife five pounds Ster. To Capt. John Aston twenty shillings. I doe make my Brother James Ashton my whole Executor and the heires of his body forever but in Case he have none then after his decease to my Couzen John Ashton of Russell Street at the Adam and Eve in London and to his heires forever.
      URL (Click on link) http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=353&last=&g_p=P5&collec tion=LO Patent
      Title Wood, Charles.
      Publication 1 February 1663.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Related See also the following surname(s): Woods.
      Note Location: Westmoreland County.
      Description: 268 acres bounding westerly with the land of John Axton and John Brown, southerly with Potomack Creek, &c.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 5, 1661-1666 (v.1 & 2 p.1-369), p. 353 (Reel 5).
      Mar. 1, 1663/4 - Charles County, Md. Court. John Ashton of Westmoreland County, Va., Gent., binds himself to pay 1542 lbs. of tobacco by 10 Dec. at his dwelling plantation or to the convenience of Edmond Custis and Company. Signed John Ashton; witnesses Nicholas Emerson, Edmond Lindsey.
      Source: Charles County Circuit Court, Liber B, p. 298.
      http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=667&last=&g_p=P6&co llection=LO Patent
      Title Matthews, Thomas.
      Publication 27 November 1678.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Related See also the following surname(s): Mathews.
      Note Location: Northumberland County.
      Description: 300 acres on the Several lands of him the said Thomas Matthews, Wm. Keen, Captn. John Rogers, John Rogers, junr., Henry Mettcalfe, Colo. Saml. Griffin, John Ashton and others.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 6, 1666-1679 (pt.1 & 2 p.1-692), p. 667 (Reel 6).
      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 4; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 356
      PETER ASHTON, Gent., 550 acs. Northumberland now called Westmoreland, Co., I3 Mar. 1657, p. 140. (206). Nly. upon Patomeck Riv & Wly. upon land of George Foster, gent. Granted unto Thomas Coniers 8 June 1657 & assigned unto sd. Ashton.
      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 5; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 483
      CAPT. JOHN ASHTON, 783 acs. W'moreland Co., 16 Nov. 1664, p. 275, (224). Bounded N. with the beaver dams of Attopine Cr., S. by Naniatico path. Trans. of 16 pers: Wm. Okey, Rice James, Jno. Shaw, Tho. Fuller, Mary Yates, Wm. Everad, Tho. Sharpe, Dorothy House, Wm. Markland, Rich. Howden, Theo. House, Tho. Hughlett, Samll. Finch, Mary Hartwell, Jno. Putner, SamIl. Craw.
      SAME. 543 acs. same Co., date & pages. Nigh to Upper Machotick & upon branches of the beavor dams of Herring Cr., near his other land & running N.W. along land of Henry Cossum. Trans. of 11 pers: Johna. Martmore,
      Fra. Fowler, Tho. Young, Jervas Down; Wm. Snead, Wm. Jones, Tho. Causey, Sarah Jones, Margt. Fuller, James Wilson, SarnII. Rotland.

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