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

John Ashton

Male Abt 1726 - Aft 1731  (~ 6 years)


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  • Name John Ashton 
    Born Abt 1726  Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1731  Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I035908  Tree1
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 

    Father Henry Ashton,   b. 30 Jul 1671, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1731, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Mother 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 
    Family ID F14357  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1749-1753 Administrations Northumberland Co Va, (Lewis & Booker): Page 236
      Ashton, John, est. adm. by Benjamin Foster with John Oldham and Metcalf Gill sec. 15 October 1751.

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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~darburns/elkins/reports/chrono2.html
      URL title: Elkins Genealogy
      Note:
      Know all men ... I John Ashton, the elder, of Parish Washington County, Westmoreland, am held and firmly bound unto Francis Thornton of the County King George in the penal sum of Two hundred pounds, current money ... ( ) 1768. Whereas Richard Watts, late of county Westmoreland, died, seized of a parcel of land in county King George which upon his death, intestate, descended to Mary the wife of John Ashton, now deceased & to Ann, the wife of William Robinson, Gent. of county King George, in copossession and whereas John Ashton and Mary, his wife in her lifetime and William Robinson and Anne his wife, has executed a deed of conveyance of the parcel of land to Francis Thornton, late of county King George which deed having been executed in the infancy of Mary, one moiety of the land descended to Chas Ashton, her eldest son and heir at Law in whom the title thereof now is and Whereas John Ashton hereby acknowledging to have received from Francis Thornton full payment for Mary's mo! iety is desirous of securing the title in the land to Francis Thornton, deceased, or to secure him that he may be indemnified in case he should be evicted of the said moiety of land by Chas Ashton ... indemnify him ... obligation to be void ... Presence of Willm Bernard, Francis Wilson; Signed: John Ashton

      Deed proved 7 May 1772, Deed Book 5, page 126
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://www5.familytreemaker.com/cgi-bin/texis/find/search30/?query=wills+o f+westmoreland+county%2C+virginia+william+monroe&db=online&areas=10&head=o nline&booknum=&category=&words=wills+of+westmoreland+county%2C+virginia&fi rst=william&last=monroe&cmd=conte
      URL title: Lee of Virginia, Page 149
      Note:
      The will of "Mr. Henry Ashton, Gent," of Cople Parish, Westmoreland, dated the 26th of February, 1730; probated 24th of November, 1731, names his wife Mary, executrix, with Capt. Geo. Turberville, Capt. Burdett Ashton, Mr. Andrew Monroe and Richard Watts; gives daughter, Grace Ashton, 1,000 acres, called "Poore Jack," granted Col. Wm. Hardidge, 15th of September, 1651-3, and 1,200 acres of "Peyton's Level," granted Col. Valentine Peyton, 22 July, 1662; the said Grace to make over to Eliza'h and Anne Aylett, daughters of his daughter, Anne Ashton, dec'd, and her husband, Capt. Wm. Aylett, Jr., the land called "Sturmans," which he gave Anne at marriage; also to granddaughter Elizabeth Turberville, 850 acres of "Peyton's Level," and to granddaughters Eliza'h and Anne Aylett the rest, 400 acres of Peyton's Level; also his land "Nominy," 1,000 acres granted to Col. Thomas Speke, 16 September, 1651. To sons Henry and John Ashton lands and copper mines in Stafford County, and lands in Westmoreland Co. To cousin Burdett Ashton, 1,000 acres in Stafford. To godson, John, son of Mr. Charles Ashton, 1,700 acres in Stafford. To his sister, Mrs. Sarah Macgill, a ring. (Va. Genealogies, 489.)

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