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

Henry Ashton

Male 1671 - 1731  (60 years)


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  • Name Henry Ashton 
    Born 30 Jul 1671  Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 24 Nov 1731  Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I023562  Tree1
    Last Modified 12 Jul 2019 

    Father John Ashton,   b. 1645, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1677, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years) 
    Mother 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 
    Family ID F10919  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth Hardidge,   b. Between 26 Feb 1679/80 and 25 Feb 1680/81, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1721/22, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years) 
    Married Abt 1694  Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Ashton,   b. Abt 1696, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1712, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 15 years)
     2. Frances Ashton,   b. 1702, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 28 May 1728, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 26 years)
     3. Anne Ashton,   b. Abt 1708, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1730, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 21 years)
     4. Grace Ashton,   b. Abt 1713, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1789, Blenheim, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years)
    Last Modified 12 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F05989  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Watts,   b. Abt 1700, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1742, Ripon Lodge, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years) 
    Married 1722  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Ashton,   b. 1723, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Louisa County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Henry Ashton,   b. Abt 1724, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1757, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 33 years)
     3. John Ashton,   b. Abt 1726, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1731, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 6 years)
    Last Modified 12 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F14363  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA DEEDS & WILLS. No. 8. Part 1; 1723-1738 {Antient Press}: pp 160-162
      IN THE NAME OF GOD Amen, I HENRY ASHTON of Coply Parrish in ye County of Westmorland in Virga: being in perfect health and memory praise be God for ye same and knowing ye uncertainty of this life heare on Earth and being desirous to settle things in order, do make this my Last Will &Testament in manner and form following, First, I commend my Soul unto God yt: gave it assuredly believing and trusting in Almity God that I shall receive pardon and free remistion for all my sins, and be saved by the precious death and merrits of my blessed Saviour and Redemer Jesus Christ, and my body to ye Earth to be buried in such manner as my Exrx. and Executors in Trust hereafter named shall think fit; And as touching such Estate as ye Lord in his mercy hath lent me, my Will and desire is ye same shall be disposed of as hereafter by this my Will is exprest and declared; And first my Will is that all my just Debts and Legacies are first paid and satisfied;
      Item. I give unto my loving Wife her rideing hors, saddle and bridle and not bee appraysed wth: ye rest of my Estate;
      Item. I give unto my loving Daughter, GRACE ASHTON and ye heirs of her body for ever all that tract or percell of land cauled and known by ye name of POORE JACK, the said Land being formerly granted unto Colo. WILLIAM HARDIDG by Pattent baring date ye 15th of September 1651 and 1653 containing one thousand accars be ye same more or les; And likewise I give unto my Daughter, GRACE ASHTON, and the heirs of her body for ever, twelve hundred accars of land out of that tract of land cauled and known by ye name of PEYTONs LEVILs, ye said land be granted unto Colo. VALLINTINE PEYTON by Pattent baring date the 22d. of July 1662, and ye said halve hundred accars to be laid of on ye upper side of my tract of Land where now my Quarter is and to include my sd. Quarter; but ye abovesaid twelve hundred accars of land given my Daughter, GRACE ASHTON. with this proviso, that my Daughter, GRACE, and her heirs shall and doe when required relinquish and make over unto my two Gran Daughters, ELIZABETH AYLETT and ANNE AYLETT, the Daughters of Capt. WILLIAM AYLETT, by ANNE his Wife (who was my Daughter) all the right and title to a certaine tract of land lying in ye FORREST of NOMONY cauled and known by the name of STURMANS LAND, which I ye said HENRY ASHTON gave to my Daughter, ANNE, decest., but if my sd. Daughter, GRACE ASHTON, and her heirs doth not relinquish there right to ye said land before specified known by ye name of STURMANs, Then I give in consideration of wat land my said Daughter, GRACE ASHTON, or her heirs shall take from my two Gran Daughters before named, (that is of ye land known by ye name of STURMANs) three hundred accars of land out of that tract of land of PEYTONs LEVILs before given to my Daughter, GRACE ASHTON, to them the said ELIZABETH AYLETT and ANNE AYLETT and theire heirs.
      Item. I give unto my Gran Daughter, ELIZABETH TURBERVILE, and her heires, eight hundred & fifty acers of land out of that tract of land before specified known by ye name of PEYTON LEVILs and to be laid off ye lower side where now BRIDGIT MORRIS now lives & JOHN BARTLET and to include ye plantation where her Fathers Quarter is, and the land is given w-th: ye same proviso as ye land is to my Daughter, GRACE, that is that the said ELIZABETH her heirs shall relinquish all there right to ye same percell of land as my Daughter, GRACE ASHTON, is to do to my Gran Daughjters, ELIZABETH and ANNE AYLETT, the said Land in ye FORREST known by ye name of STURMANs, but if my Gran Daughter ELIZABETH TURBERVILE and her heirs will not relinquish theire right to ye aforesaid land, then I give unto my two Gran Daughters, ELIZABETH & ANNE AYLETT & theire heirs two hundred & fifty accars of land before given to my Gran Daughter, ELIZABETH TURBERVILE in consideration of what land my said Gran Daughter, ELIZABETH TURBERVILE takes from my two Gran Daughters, ELIZABETH & ANNE AYLETT.
      Item, I give unto my two Gran Daughters, ELIZABETH AYLETT & ANNE AYLETT, all the remainder of that tract of land before specified known by the name of PEYTONs LEVILs, by estimation Four hundred accars be ye same more or less after my Daughter, GRACE ASHTON and my Gran Daughter, ELIZABETH TURBERVILE has there land which I gave them laid of first; But the abovesd. Land is given unto my two Gran Daughters, ELIZABETH & ANNE AY= with the proviso that the said ELIZABETH & ANNE AYLETT and there heirs cloth relinquish there right and title which they, ye said ELIZABETH & ANNE AYLETT and there heirs shall ever have a certain tract of land known by the name of POOR JACK, butt if my two Gran Daughters, ELIZABETH AYLETT & ANNE AYLETT or any by or from them lay any claime or sue for any part or percell of ye before specified Land known by the name of POOR JACK, Then my Will is and I give to my Daughter, GRACE ASHTON, and her heirs all that pease or percell of land before given to my two Gran Daughter, ELIZABETH & ANNE AYLETT, known by the name of PEYTONs LEVILs
      Item. I give unto my Loving Son, HENRY ASHTON and his heirs for ever all that tract of land I have att Upper MACHOTICK in Washington Parish where now Capt. WILLIAM AYLETT lives, the said Land being firmerly granted to THOMAS BOYES containing Five hundred accars be ye same more or less;
      Item. I give unto my Loving Son, JOHN ASHTON, and his heirs for ever all that tract of land I bought of Mr. JOHN STURMAN containing three hundred accars be ye same more or les, the said land lying at NOMONY FERRY in Coply Parish known by ye name of ye CHURCH NECK LAND;
      Item. I give unto my Loving Daughter, ELIZABETH ASHTON, a thousand accars of land in STAFFORD County lying on DEFFICULT RUN wch: I have a Pattent for two thousand accars which ye other thousand accars I gave to my Cosin, BURDITT ASHTON, which said thousand Accars I give to my said Daughter, ELIZABETH ASHTON and to the heirs of her body lawfully begotten for ever; Likewise I give unto my Daughter, ELIZABETH ASHTON. and her heirs sevin good Negros none to be above forty yeares old nor to be under ten years old; Likewise, I give unto my Daughter, ELIZABETH, twenty head of Cattle and twenty head of Hogs and a good fether bead and all furniture belonging to a bead; And likewise I give to my Daughter, ELIZABETH, fifteen pounds Sterling or three thousand six hundred pounds of tobacco to by her some houshold stuff.
      Item. I give unto my Sons, HENRY ASHTON and JOHN ASHTON, all my Negros wch: I have or shall have or bought after my death to them and there heirs to be equally devided, there Mothers Thirds excepted, and after there Mothers death, then them to goe to my two Sons and my two Sons to pay there Sister, ELIZABETH, out of the Negros what Negros I left her when she arives to the age of Eighteen years old or day of Marrage; Likewise it is my Will and desire that if my Sons should die before they com of age or without ishue lawfully begotten of there bodyes, then I give my Negros and there increase to my surviving Son;
      Item. I give unto my two Sons, HENRY ASHTON and JOHN ASHTON, and there heires for ever all the remainder of my Land in STAFFORD County in ye backwoods, the one tract known by the name of ye BROAD RUN containing by Pattent three thousand four hundred fourty five accars and a thousand accars more in another tract joyning to it, and another tract of land in ye said County which I bought of PHILLIP KNOWLAND containing by Pattent Six hundred eighty seven accars be ye same more or les, all ye above said land to be equally devided between my two Sons, HENRY & JOHN ASHTON, Likewise I give unto my two Sons, HENRY ASHTON & JOHN ASHTON,fifty head of cattle a pease and fifty head of hogs a pease., And likewise I give unto each of my Sons, HENRY ASHTON & JOHN ASHTON, a hundred pound Sterling mony a pease, all which Cattle Hogs and mony to be paid unto my two Sons before named when they arive and come to ye age of Eighteen years old, which I make my two Sons of age then and to be paid by my Executrix hereafter named.
      Item. I give unto my two Daughters, GRACE ASHTON & ELIZABETH ASHTON, each of them a dossin of Silver spoones wch: I have sent for to England if they com in, And likewise I give to my abovesaid Daughters each of them a good fether bed & full furniture all which belongs to a bead, And likewise I give to my said Daughters, each of them, a young Horse and young Mare a peas; Likewise my desire is that all the Negros Cattle & Hogs which I gave to my Daughter, GRACE ASHTON, by a Deed of Gift may be honsetly paid her wth; out any trouble and my desire is and I give unto my Daughter, GRACE, as much Corn as will be sofitient to keep her Negros untie Corn is made. I have mentioned giving my Daughter, ELIZABETH, a fether bead in two plases. My intent is she shall have but one bead.
      Item. I give my two Sons twenty five head of Sheep a peas and two young Horses & two young Mares a peas not to be under three yeares old; And it is my Will and desire if it should please God that both my Sons, HENRY & JOHN, should depart this life before they com of age or wth:out ishue lawfully begotten of there bodyes, then it is my will and desire that (last line on page scratched) my Godson, JOHN ASHTON, the Son of Mr. CHARLES ASHTON, deced., four good Negros and half of my Land on BROAD RUN in STAFFORD County out of that Pattent which is three thousand four hundred fourty five accars and to take it in one place which said Lands & Negros I give unto my Godson & his heirs if my two Sons, HENRY ASHTON & JOHN ASHTON, should die before they com to age or wth:out ishue as above specified; And all the remainder of my Estate both real & personal', I give unto my Daughter, ELIZABETH ASHTON, her heirs of her body lawfully begotten and for want of such to my Daughter, GRACE ASHTON, & her heirs of her body lawfully begotten and for want of such heirs to ye heir or heirs att Law that is with ye proviso as above specified that my two Sons, HENRY ASTHON and JOHN ASHTON, should die before they come of age or without ishue lawfully befotten of there bodys, Likewise it is my Will and desire that my two Sons may be learned to read write and sifter and to learn ye Mathamattic well as to survay any peese of land and there learning and maintainan ce of my Children be out of my Estate untel they corn of age and has there Estate
      in there one hands. It is my Will and desire that they may have what Learning they can unless Capt. GEORGE TURBERVILE should think fit to take one or both of my Sons to write in his Office; Likewise it is my Will and desire to have a Tomb Stone to putt on my Grave, the Epitaff as my Exrs. in Trust shall think fit and the mony that it cost to be paid out of my Estate; Likewise it is my Will and desire that all ye Quit Rent of my Land should be yearly paid to my Executrix hereafter named untie my Children corns of age and has there Estate in there hands; Likewise I give unto my two Sons my Dixonarys.
      Item. I give untomy Loving Sister, MRS. SARAH MACGILL, a Mourning Ring of twenty shillings price; Likewise I make Mr. ANDREW MONROE and Mr. RICHARD WATTS Executors in Trust to take care of my Children and there Estates what I have left them and to see that my Children are hansomly maintained according to there Estates and likewise Edicated as before I have desired; Likewise I give to each of my Exrs.. in Trust a Mourning Ring of twenty shillings price; Likewise I pray & desire my is my Trust to
      see that my Children are not abused nor ronged of there Estates; Likewise it is my Will and desire that when ever my Wife should marry againe that then my Will and desire is that my Executors in Trust shall take good security of ye person whome she marrys to discharge and fulfil and pay all my Legacies and all other things mentioned in my Will and ye true performance of paying all what Estate I have given in this my Will to my Children and to keep and maintaine my Children and give them such Edication as befoie in this my Will specified out of ye whole Estate and not out of my Childrens and if the person whome my Wife should marry doth give such security as before specified, then my Will and desire is that all my Children should stay and live wth: there Mother untele they corn of age or marryes, unles it should please God that there Mother should die before, but if it should please God that there Mother should die before they corn of age. then it my Will and desire is that my Executors in Trust should take my Children and there Estates in there hands untie my said Children come of age and my Ears. in Trust to perform and fullfill all and every thing & things what in my Will is exprest. Butt if the person whome my Wife should marry will not give to my Exrs. in Trust such securitys as they shall think fit, then it is my Will and desire that my Ears. in trust shall take all my Children & there Estates in there possestion as before specified; And Lastly I doe make and appoint my Loving Wife my whole Executrix of this my Last Will and Testament; And as I have given my Lands in STAFFORD County to be eaqually devided betwen my two Sons, HENRY & JOHN, on Second thoughts it may be a defirence between them in quantity and quallity; therefore it is my Will and desire and I give unto my Son, HENRY ASHTON and his heirs three thousand accars of land out of the tract and Pattent of Land which I have for three thousand four hundred forty five accars lying on BROAD RUN in STAFFORD County, and likewise it is my Will and desire and I give unto my Son, JOHN ASHTON, and his heirs a thousand accars of land in STAFFORD County which I have a Pattent for joyning on that tract of land of three thousand four hundred & forty five accars as above specified; And likewise I unta(ink smudge) Son, JOHN ASHTON, & his heirs four hundred fourty five accars out of the tract of land before given to my Son, HENRY ASHTON, that is ye Pattent containing three thousand four hundred and fourty five accars, ye four hundred & fourty five accars to be next adjoyning to ye thousand accars Pattent before given to my Son, JOHN, And likewise I give unto my Son, JOHN ASHTON, his heirs all that tract of land I bought of PHILIP NOWLAND being in STAFFORD County near unto Colo. CARTER:s Copper Mines, the said land containing by Pattent Six hundred eighty sevin accars be ye same more or less, And likewise it is my Will and desire if at any time there should be found on any of ye lands before given to my two Sons, HENRY and JOHN, are a Copper Mine, that then it is my Will and desire and I give unto my two Sons, HENRY ASHTON & JOHN ASHTON., all the Copper Mines wch: shall be found or are on other lands to be equally devided betwen my two Sons and their heirs for ever. (In the for( ) of this my Will, I forgott to mention or
      say any thing of ye Land I now have known by ye name of NOMONY PLANTATION), ye reson was I had given ye said tract of land to my Daughter, (torn) who married wth : Capt,
      WILLIAM AYLETT, and to her heirs begotten by ye said AYLETT, And for fear their Deeds should not be sofitient to convy ye said Land to my said Daughter, ANNEs, Children, and heirs, I now therefore give unto my said Daughter, ANNEs, two Daughter, which she had by her Husband, Capt. WILLIAM AYLETT, by name ELIZABETH AYLETT and ANNE AYLETT, all that tract of land I now live on known by ye name of NOMONY PLANTATION, and by Pattent granted to Colo. THOMAS SPEAKS for one thousand accaft be ye tame more or les, the said Pattent baring date ye 16: of September 1631, all val. said Land I give unto my two Gran Daughters the now Daughters of Capt. WILLIAM AYLETT by
      ANNE his Wife, deceast., and to ye heirs of there bodies for ever. As Witnes my hand and seale this 26th day of February 1730
      Seald, and Delivered in the presents of
      JOHN COOPER, HENRY ASHTON
      JOHN BUSHROD, THOS. MUSE
      Westmorld. ss. At a Court held for the sd. County the 24th day of November 1731 This Last Will and Testament of HENRY ASHTON, Gent., deced., was presented into Court
      by MARY his Relict and Executrix who made Oath thereto and being proved by the Oaths of the witnesses thereto is admitted to Record; And on mocon of the said Executrix and her performing what is usual in such cases, Certificate is granted her for obtaining a Probate thereof in due form. and GEORGE TURBERVILE, BURDITT ASHTON, ANDREW MONROE, Gentlemen & Mr. RICHARD WATTS, being by the said HENRY ASHTON in and by his Last Will and Testament appointed Executors in Trust thereof, the sd. TURBERVILE, MONROE & WATTS signified in open Court their willingness to take upon them & perform the Execution of the Trust thereby in them reposed, yet conceiving there is no absolute necessity at present of their taking the Oath of Executors, therefore suspend their taking thereof untill necessity shall require the same
      Test G. TURBERVILE, C. C. W.
      Recorded the 30th day of November 1731 pr. G. T. C. C. W.

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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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      Beginning at a White Oak pages 114

      209 ASHTON, COL. HENRY 2000 7 March 1728/9 NN B:207 Difficult Run adjacent Francis Awbrey.

      This grant was resurveyed and found to contain 2623 acres. Ox Road, Fox Mill Road and Courthouse Road are shown on the survey. (RS 2:119) The survey was ordered by the court 30 May 1803 and was made 3 May 1804. A deed of gift was made by Henry Ashton to Burdett Ashton of part of this grant.

      Samuel Oldham of Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, and Martha his wife sold to Amos Fox for 3000 a tract, part in Loudoun, part in Fairfax County, purchased by Samuel Oldham of Thomas Johnston and Elizabeth his wife of Drysdale in Caroline County by deed 28 June 1749. (Loudoun Deeds D:520. 18 August 1764) This deed was for the upper nortion of 1000 acres of the Ashton grant.

      In 1769 Amos Fox and Anne his wife sold to Gabriel Fox for 70 a part of the tract purchased of Oldham--197 acres. (Loudoun G:190. K:215 and K:375 concern this tract, in 1774.)

      Amos Fox and Anne sold 200 acres of the tract to William Stone for 100 and the deed mentions the new road leading to Amos Fox's Mill and Ox Road. (Loudoun Deeds L:329. 19 February 1777)

      The lower section of 1000 acres was property of the heirs of Burdett Ashton in 1804 survey. (RS 2:105) See PLC 2:43-81 for further information on this grant.

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      WILLS OF Westmoreland County, Virginia 1654-1800 BY AUGUSTA B. FOTHERGILL: Pg 50
      CHARLES, THOMAS, 24 June 1713.
      Inventory sworn before Major Henry Ashton.
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      AYLETT, WILLIAM, 29 March 1744; 28 August 1744.
      Land and slaves from my decd. father William Aylett of King William County, and my first wife's father Col. Henry Ashton, decd. to my two daughters Elizabeth and Anne issue of my first marriage, when they are 21 years of age and if they die without issue to my wife Elizabeth; land and mill in Westmoreland and land in Fairfax to Anne and Mary her children; my brother John Aylett decd. ; my brother Philip Aylett; brother Benjamin Aylett, decd.; Major Lawrence Washington; son in law Augustine Washington; brother Philip and Daniel McCarty exrs.
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      From: thamm@bellsouth dot net

      Thanks for the information. I got most of my information on Henry Ashton from the following:

      3 Nov 1731: Copied from a massive tomb, on the plantation called "Booth's," near Nominy Creek. Here lies ye body of Col. Henry Ashton, Born in Westmoreland County, son of Jno. Ashton Gent. by Grace his wife, the 30th day of July, Anno 1681. He married, first, Elizabeth, ye Daughter of Wm. Hardidge, Gent., by Frances his Wife, by whome he had four daughters, Frances, Elizabeth, Anne & Grace. The last only Survived him. Ye other three are Buryed near him. His second wife was Mary, Daughter of Richard Watts Gent., by Mary his wife, by whom he had one Daughter and two Sons, Elizabeth, Henry and John. He was a Good husband, a tender Father, a kind Neighbour, a most Compassionate Master, and an honest man. The manner of his Death was Lingering, Occasioned by a Cancer in his Chest. He died a penitent & a Sincere member of the Church of England ye 3d day of November, 1731, in the 61st Year of his Age.

      Since Henry was born in 1681 and married twice it would be hard for his son John (born to the second marriage) to be as young as the one in the records you sent me.
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      STAFFORD COUNTY VA WILL BOOK O; 1748-1767; THE ANTIENT PRESS
      pp. 250-251 In the Name of God Amen I SARAH MACGILL of County of Stafford being sick but of sound mind I do make my Last Will and Testament revoking all Wills.. Soul to God .. Body to Earth ..
      Item I give to my Son PHILIP ALEXANDER a Mourning Ring of 20 shillings price.
      Item I give to my Son BURDET CLIFTON a Negro Fellow called Harry & a Negro wench called Prue & two of her children Tom & Ben & MARY DUNLAPS Mulatto girl which is bound to me & their Increase during his natural life & at his decease to be divided amongst all his children lawfully begotten.
      Item I give to my Grandson BURDITT CLIFTON these Negroes Vizt: Will Lucy & Kate & three young Caws & Calves & my best Feather bed & furniture I have in my house at my Death & the Negroes
      I give to my Grandson Burdit Clifton and lawfully begotten heirs forever and my desire that his Father keep his Estate till he comes to age of 18. Item I give to my Granddaughter JENNET SCOTT a Negro girl - and her increase to be delivered to her by my Executor at the day of Marriage and in case my Granddaughter should die without Heirs then my desire is that said Negro & her Increase return to my Son Burditt Clifton & his heirs.
      Item I give to my Grandson PHILIP ALEXANDER a Negro girl called Nan & her increase.
      Item I give to my Granddaughter ELIZABETH DADE the Mourning Ring gave me by my Brother HENRY ASHTON to be delivered her at my Decease.
      Item I give to my Cousin JOHN ALEXANDER'S Daughter ANN ALEXANDER a Ring of 20 shillings price to be delivered at my death. Item I give unto my son Burditt Clifton whom I appoint my whole & sole Executor of this my last will & Testament after my just Debts & funeral Expenses is paid all the rest & residue of my Estate both Real & Personal to him and heirs for-ever .. November 1748
      No witnesses (No signature)
      At Court held for Stafford County 14th March 1749 Upon hearing the several Deports taken concerning the two Wills of Sarah McGill deced tis the Courts opinion that the Will dated the -- day of Novr 1748 and not signed is the Will of the said Sarah and is ordered to be recorded with said deposition
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA ORDER BOOK, 1709-1712 {Antient Press}: pg 87
      Westmoreland County Court 29th ofAugust 1711
      - SPENCER's Guardian ASHTON The Petition of MARY CARNEY, Wife and Attorney of TIMOTHY CARNEY, and late Wife of JOHN SPENCER, Gent., deced, praying the Guardianshipp of FRANCES SPENCER, Daughter of JOHN & MARY [who now is in the custody ofFRANCIS SPENCER, her Uncle who by Law is not qualified to keep her], being heard and maturely considered by the Court it is their opinion FRANCIS SPENCER ought not keep and detaine FRANCES, his Cousin, and thereupon they doe order by and with the consent of MARY CARNEY that HENRY ASHTON, Gent., have the tuition and Guardianshhipp of FRANCES SPENCER for whome he became surety at her Baptism and it is further ordered FRANCIS SPENCER doe deliver his Cousin into the custody and care of HENRY ASHTON or order without delay
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA ORDER BOOK, 1714-1716 {Antient Press}: pg 26
      Westmoreland County Court 27th ofJanuary 1714/5
      - ASHTON's acknow to McCARTY
      HENRY ASHTON, Gent., and ELIZABETH his Wife [she being first privately examined] personally acknowledged Deeds of Lease and Release ofLands from them to DANIELL McCARTY, Esqr., to be their
      proper act and deed which on motion of DANIELL McCARTY is ordered to be recorded
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      Mark
      Garrett-Ashton-Johnson. will be found on p. 47, Records of Augusta County, Vol. 11, by Chalkley. Thomas Johnson, "major" had sons Richard and Henry Ashton Johnson who was his heir. He married Elizabeth Ashton daughter of Col. Henry Ashton of Westmoreland Co. as is shown in Fiduciary Accounts, Book, No. 1, p. 272, where is recorded the division of the Estate of Colonel Henry Ashton. It states: "To Thomas Johnson, Gentn. who intermarried with Elizabeth Daughter of the above said Ashton, decd. etc." This account was of the division of the slaves of Col. Henry Ashton and was recorded January 29th, 1742. Thomas Johnson, "Major" received under the will of his uncle Richard Johnson a tract of land of 2765 acres in Caroline Co., upon which by act of Assembly 1757 the entail was docked and 1711 acres in Louisa County, which said Thomas Johnson had bought were entailed in its stead. (Va. Mag. of Hist. Vol. 26, p. 103).

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