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

Robert Ashby

Male 1715 - 1792  (77 years)


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  • Name Robert Ashby  [1
    Born 1715  Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Feb 1792  Delaplaine, Fauquier County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I025639  Tree1
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 

    Father Thomas Ashby,   b. Abt 1687, Leicester, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1753, Frederick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Mother Rose {Unproven} Berry,   b. Abt 1694, Hanover Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1752, Frederick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years) 
    Married Abt 1707  Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F15813  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary Elizabeth Farrow,   b. Bef 1717, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1754, Delaplaine, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 37 years) 
    Married Abt 1736  Delaplaine, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Robert Ashby,   b. Bef 1733, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Nimrod Ashby,   b. Abt 1738, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1764, near Furman's Fort, So. branch Potomac River, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 26 years)
     3. John 'Jack' Ashby,   b. 1 Apr 1740, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1815, Delaplane, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     4. Winifred Ashby,   b. 30 Mar 1741, Delaplaine, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1824, Warren County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     5. Stephen Ashby,   b. 19 Oct 1742, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1744, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     6. Benjamin Ashby,   b. 1743, Delaplaine, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1792, Clarke County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 50 years)
     7. Enoch Ashby,   b. 1744, Delaplaine, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1807, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     8. Anne Ashby,   b. 10 Jan 1744/45, Delaplaine, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1807, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     9. Sarah Ashby,   b. 17 Jan 1746/47, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Thomas Ashby,   b. 5 Mar 1748/49, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. Mollie Ashby,   b. 11 Sep 1751, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     12. Alexander Ashby,   b. Bef 1754, Delaplaine, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     13. Nimrod Ashby,   b. Bef 1754, Delaplaine, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     14. William Ashby,   b. Bef 1756, Delaplaine, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1773, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 17 years)
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F15811  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Dorothy MNU Ashby,   b. Bef 1739,   d. Bef 1783, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 44 years) 
    Married Abt 1755  Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F41181  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Catherine Combs,   b. Abt 1720, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1783, Delaplaine, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Married 2 Oct 1783  Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F15812  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Chalkley, Chronicles of the Scotch / Irish Settlements in Virginia, Augusta County, Virginia Book II, p.128

      Robert Ashby (b. 1720 c., youngest son of Thomas Ashby, b. 1690 c.) and his wife Dorothy returned to southern Fauquier County where they originially lived and sold their land in Frederick County to Lewis Wolfon 1 September 1766 and to George Farrow on 1 May 1773.
      By 27 February 1792, Robert Ashby was deceased (when his will dated 2june 1790) was proved in Fauquier County, Virginia. Robert listed sons: Benjamin (b. 1747), Enoch, Nimrod and John; grandsons: William Ashby (son of Benjamin), Martin and Thomas Ashby (sons of Nimrod), Robert and Alexander Ashby; daughters: Anne Farrow, Winifred Piper and Molly Ashby and granddaughter Lucinda Ashby (John's daughter). Grandchildren listed but parentage unknown: Bayliss Ashby, Molly Fargauson, Benjamin Farrow and Nimrod Athel.
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      Note:
      Of interest, the closest architecturally similar
      double-pile floor plan withexterior-end chimneys and four corner fireplaces to
      Ashbys tavern is Thomas Marshalls Oak Hill (30-44), distanced about two miles toward Marshall and built in 1773.

      George Washington rested at his friends tavern over several weeks in March of 1769 before and after surveying the 2,683 acre Springfield patent lands on Lost Mountain. Colonel Washington had previously purchased this fertile tract from the George Carter estate at the sale conducted at Captain Robert Ashbys on the 25th of November 1767. Bitterly cold nd windy weather on the mountain forced Colonel Washington to return from the surveying field to Ashbys tavern standing within five miles to the south on the 10th of March. Weather conditions allowed a full nextday of measuring the bounds, but the 12th was spent entirely inside the tavern. Surveyor Thomas Marshall of the nearby Hollow later came to dinner and lodged at Ashbys ordinary that night so the party could depart early thenext morning. Washington noted in his diary that he was executing leases to those who had taken Lotts being atCaptn. Ashbys on the 17thof March. Ten of the eleven leases written at the tavern were on land in Fauquier, andRobert Ashby witnessed all of the indentures by signing in his signature mark between his given andsurnames.

      Source:
      NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES REGISTRATION FORMThis is the
      html version of the file
      http://www.dhr.virginia.gov/registers/Counties/Fauquier/NR_Fauquier_YewHil l_030-0060_text.pdf.
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      1734-1749 Orange County, Virginia Road Orders; [Ann Brush Miller]
      23 July 1741, O.S., p. 427
      On the petition of Thomas Ashby Junr: for a road from Howells ford to the Topp of ye blue ridge Its ordered that all the Inhabitants that Live on the Lowlands on both sides of the River from Tidwells to Scotts Mill clear the same under Robert Ashby who hereby is appointed Overseer of the said Road And its further ordered that the said Ashby with the said Tithables cause the said road to be cleared and bridges to be made where they Shall be wanting and keep the said road & Bridges when cleared & made in good repair according to Law.
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      1763-1767 Frederick County, Va Deed Book
      Bk 11, pg. 157 - 1 Sept. 1766
      [Lease] Between Robert Ashby and Dorothy his wife of Parish of Hamilton
      County of Fauquier [to] Lewis Wolf of County of Frederick ... for and in
      consideration of five Shillings ... one lott or half acre of Land in the
      Town of Winchester known by No. 205 ... said Lott being Granted to Robert
      Ashby by Proprietors Deed the 15th May 1753 ... rent of one ear of Indian
      Corn at the feast of Saint Michael the arch angell
      Wit: none Robert (X) Ashby
      Recorded: 2 Sept. 1766 Dorothy Ashby (X)

      Bk 11, pg. 158 - 2 Sept. 1766
      [Release] Between Robert Ashby and Dorothy his wife of Parish of
      Hamilton in County of Fauquier [to) Lewis Wolf of County of Frederick ...
      consideration of thirteen Pounds ten Shillings ... Lot 205 in Town of
      Winchester (same as above) ...
      Wit: none Robert (X) Ashby
      Recorded: 2 Sept. 1766 Dorothy (X) Ashby

  • Sources 
    1. [S911077] The Virginia Genealogist Volume 9, 1965, John Frederick Dorman.

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