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

Jane Ashton

Female Abt 1714 - 1781  (~ 67 years)


Personal Information    |    Notes    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name Jane Ashton 
    Born Abt 1714  Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 28 Aug 1781  Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Admin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I026299  Tree1
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 

    Father Charles Ashton,   b. 1677, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1724, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Mother Margaret Hart,   b. Abt 1692, St Paul's Parish, "Chotank" Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1724, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 31 years) 
    Married Bef 1710  St Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F14632  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Samuel Eskridge,   b. Abt 1695, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1752, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Admin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years) 
    Married 1736  Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Rebecca Eskridge,   b. Abt 1743, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1802, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years)
     2. Samuel Eskridge,   b. Abt 1746, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1780, At Sea Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 34 years)
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F04839  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • === Research notes my Edward White

      FID BK 1-296, 5/9/1744, 6/26/1744, rec 6/30/1744. SAMUEL ESKRIDGE presents account of his father [Col. George]. Notes that ELIZABETH ESKRIDGE married WILLIAM AYLETT. Debts £839-12-3½ (2011=$156,777.00) Credits £205-18-0 (2011=$38,440.00) Net debt £ 633-14-3 ½ (2011=$118,346.00)

      FID BK 3-8 et seq, ct 11/29/1752, rec 12/20/1752. Estate of SAMUEL ESKRIDGE by JANE ESKRIDGE, Administrator £259-4-1/2 (could be common money not sterling) Margin entry 1747 is the earliest.
      Ordered that Gawen Corbin, James Steptoe, Richard Jackson and Ricard Lee, Gent. or any two, settle the estate and allot the widow and children's shares. Jane made guardian of children indicating they were born after 1731.

      OB 1752-1755, 33, 10/31/1752 Division of ESTATE OF SAMUEL ESKRIDGE ordered
      p. 34, Peter Rust as guardian of SAMUEL ESKRIDGE
      p. 47, 11/29/1752 Order of allotment, P. Rust guardian of CHARLES ESKRIDGE

      WD 14-290, 2/11/1765, 2/26/1765 SAMUEL & MARY ESKRIDGE to SAMUEL RUST. 280 Acres £400 cm Yeocomico Neck bought of CHARLES ESKRIDGE, formerly was land of COL. GEORGE ESKRIDGE, dec., which he gave to son Samuel, dec., father of Charles and on which Mrs. JANE ESKRIDGE, mother to Charles, now lives. Land became Charles by death of his father the above Samuel who died intestate. Beginning at a bridge near the land of Capt. Peter Rust, dec. and Col. Jno. Steptoe, dec., land formerly was Coleman's. The bridge being over a branch falling into the Yeocomico and being a corner to Samuel Eskridge, Peter Rust and Steptoe. [Frog Hall land]

      WCO Order Book 1776-1786, 112, 8/28/1781 ltr of administration of JANE ESKRIDGE estate.

      FID BK 6-172, 8/28/1781. Inventory of JANE ESKRIDGE £13-7-0 two beds total of 16s the highest item

      FID BK 7-13, Order 5/24/1784, ct 2/22/1791 Estate of JANE ESKRIDGE by JAMES DUNBAR, Administrator. First entry 1783 re corn crop of 1778-1781. Funeral charge £2-0-0 listed under 1783. Total £33-15-6 [probably Virginia currency]. Witness James Rust, Daniel Bennett

      ===
      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA DEEDS & WILLS. No. 8. Part 1
      1723-1738 {Antient Press}: pp 28
      IN THE NAME OF GOD, Amen, I CHARLES ASHTON of Washington Parish in Westmoreland County in Virginia being very sick & weak of body yet in perfect sense & sound memory, thanks be to God, do make & ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner & form following, revokeing all other Will or Wills by me heretofore made.
      Imprimis. I recommend my Soul into the hands of Ailmighty God my Creator trusting in him to have a joyful! resurrecon at the last day and my body to be decently buryed in the Christian burial at the discrecon of my Ear. hereafter menconed.
      First, I give & bequeath unto my Oldest Son, JOHN ASHTON, all that tract of Land known by the name of OVERHALLs, and all that parcell or part of Land in MATTOX whereon JOHN BURCH now lives with the fee simple Estate to him & his heirs for ever; I also give unto my Son, JOHN ASHTON, three Negroes called Frank, Abraham & Dick, to him & his heirs for ever;
      Item. I give & bequeath unto my two youngest Sons, CHARLES ASHTON & BURDITT all the remainder of my Land to be equally divided between them with the fee simple thereof to them & their heirs for ever; but if either of them should die without heirs lawfully begotten of their own bodies, that then the other shall have it all to him Si; his heirs for ever; Also I give unto my Son, CHARLES ASHTON, three Negroes named Ben, Billey & James (i.e. Molatto JEMY as they call him) to him and his heirs for ever; Also I give unto my Son. BURDITT ASHTON, four Negroes (vizt.) Ned, Jemm the younger, Kate & Anthony with her encrease to him & his heirs for ever
      hem. I give & bequeath unto my Daughter, JANE ASHTON, (Mulatto Betsey, Harry & i Lewis) with her & her encrease to her & her heirs for ever; And it is my will that if either of my foremenconed Children should die without heir or before they come of age. that then their sd. Negroes shall be equally divided among the survivours by the discrecon of my Executors, & my Daughter have her Mothers Ring & bobs, Also it is my desire that my Daughter, JANE ASHTON. should be brought up & educated by & with her Aunt STORK, also I give my Daughter, JANE, the wearing cloathes with her sadle & bridle & horse
      Item, I give unto my Son, CHARLES ASHTON. my Corn Mill with all things thereunto belonging: Also a is my will that all the rest of my personal! Estate of what nature kind or quality soever be equally divided amongst my four Children in such kind as they are not moving any off my sd. Plantacons until my Children come to age of eighteen years each of my Sons, as JOHN, CHARLES & BURDITT, to take their Estates into their custody & possession & my Daughter to have hers delivered her at sixteen years or the day of marriage all which discrecon of my Executor in bargaining to buy or sell, also it is my will & desire that my three Sons shall not be taken of or sent of the Plantacon to live but as they arrive to the aforesd, age of eighteen but theire to be educated according to the discrecon of my said Exr. and that my Negro, Betty, be kept upon the said Plantacon to look after my Children and to do what she can for them there.
      Lastly. I do hereby appoint and ordain my Loving Brother, BURDITT ASHTON, my sole Exr. of this my last Will and Testament to look carefully after my poor Children. In Witness whereof I sett my hand & seal this 9th day of September Annoque Dmi. 1724. Sealed & acknowledged to be his last Will in sight of
      FRANCIS LACON CHARLES ASHTON
      THOMAS MUSTIN, WILLIAM JACKSON
      Westmoreland ss. At a Court held for the said County the 30th day of September 1724 The Last Will & Testament of CHARLES ASHTON, deced,, was presented into Court by BURDITT ASHTON, Gentl„ his Executor. who made Oath thereto and being proved by the Oaths of two of the witnesses thereto, is admitted to Record. And lupon the mocon of the said Exr and his performing what is usual in such cases, Certificate is granted him for obtaining a Probate thereof in due form
      Test THO: SORRELL,
      Recordat, 4th Novbris: 1724

Research Links  Find Jane Ashton at the following sites -

Ancestry records for Jane Ashton