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

John Austin

Male Bef 1677 - 1733  (> 56 years)


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  • Name John Austin  [1
    Born Bef 1677  Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 16 Jul 1733  St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I048296  Tree1
    Last Modified 9 Oct 2019 

    Father Henry 'Austin' Ashton,   b. Abt 1649, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1706, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years) 
    Mother Anne Newman,   b. Abt 1653, Sittenbourne Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 May 1713, Richmond County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Married Bef 1685  Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F17258  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary MNU Swillivant,   b. Bef 1690,   d. Between 1722 and 1724, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 32 years) 
    Married Bef 24 May 1719  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 9 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F25696  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Eleanor Veale,   b. Between 1677 and 1679, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1746, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Married Bef 26 Feb 1722/23  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 9 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F08856  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Austin, John, planter, St. Mary's Co. 21st Mch., 1732-3; 16th July, 1733.
      To grandson-in-law William Harrison, part of dwelling plantation, sd. plantation be in possession of William Harrison, father of afsd. William and to be given to him and his hrs. after decease of wife Ellinor.
      To god-son Austin Sanford Smoote and hrs., personalty and residue of dwelling plantation; sd. godson dying without issue, lands to pass to son-in-law John Smoote and hrs. dau.-in-law Elizabeth Trigg, personalty.
      to 2 sons-in-law John Smoote and William Harrison and their hrs., 1000 A. adjoining to Acquiah Creek, Stafford Co., Va.; should wife Ellinor die before afsd. Austin Sanford Smoote attain age of 21, son-in-law John Smoote to have his estate in possession until he arrives at sd. age; and personalty.
      Exs.: wife and John Smoote.
      Test: John Thomas, Absalom Tennison (also written Thompson), Thomas Doxeey. 20. 738.
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      John Austin 12.737 A SM 91.15.10 41.2.3 Dec 9 1734
      Sureties: William Harrison, Absolam Tenison.
      Received from: Mr. Charles Calvert.
      Payments to: Patrick Burn, Richard Griffin, James Smith, John Thomas, Thomas Gerard, Stephen Mackey, William Griggs, William Thomas, Elioner Rion, Richard Barnhouse, Anthoney Smith, John Perce, Michael Huny, Elioner Perce, William Bryon, Margret Norcy, Arch. Johnstone, John Downe, Cecelius Butler, Capt. John Hicks.
      Executors: Elanor Austin (also Elioner Austin), John Smoot.
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      STAFFORD COUNTY VA DEED & WILL BOOK 1689 - 1693; THE ANTIENT PRESS p. 169
      NOW ALL MEN by these presents that I JOHN AUSTEN of the County of CALVERT in ye PROVINCE of MARILAND doe for a valuable consideracon assigne over from me my heires all my right interest of this wthin menconed Bill off Sale unto ANDREW CHAMBERS of ye County of Stafford his heires As Wittness my hande & Seale this 29th day of September 1690
      Teste RICHARD AYLIFFE, JOHN ASTEN
      JOHN BREWTON

      This Bill of Sale of Lando abovesaid was acknowledged by RICHARD AYLIFF Attorney of ye said JOHN ASTIN unto ANDREW CHAMBERS in Stafford County Court November 12th 1690 &was then recorded
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      STAFFORD COUNTY VA DEED & WILL BOOK 1689 - 1693; THE ANTIENT PRESS p, 169a
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I JOHN AUSTON of CALVERT COUNTY in ye PROVINCE of MARYLAND doe appoint my well beloved friend RICHARD AYLIFFE of ye County of Stafford to bee my lawfull Atturney to acknowledge a Bill of Sale of land in Stafford County & by me assigned over for a valuable consideracon to ANDREW CHAMBERS of Stafford County and ye said Bill beinge my Atturney acknowledged in Stafford Court shall be as auhentick as if I my self were present this 29th day of September 1690
      Tests JOHN BREWTON, JOHN AUSTEN
      AMBROSE DANIEL.
      Recorded in ye County Court records of Stafford this 12th of November 1690
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      Prince George's Land Records 1739-1743 - Liber Y - Page 552.
      Lease. From George Parker of PG, Gent, and Elizabeth, his wife, to John Austin of PG, planter, for the yearly rent and for divers other good causes, the lease of all such parts of tracts of land called Archers Pasture, Gidland, & Wheems Acre as shall be found to lie on the north and east side of a creek called Quasco [Aquasco] Cr in PG, with all the profits and appurtenances thereunto belonging. To have and to hold to him, sd John Austin, from Nov 24 instant, for and during 21 years from henceforth, paying yearly to George Parker 1500 lbs of tobacco in 2 hhds, by Nov 24. George Parker and Elizabeth, his wife, will pay all taxes, charges, & assessments. Signed George Parker, Eli Parker, John Austein. Wit - Js Wilson, Hen Truman. Recorded Nov 24, 1742.
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      THRONE, MARY, Prince George's Co. 6 Jan, 1757; 28 Jun, 1759
      Children: Verlinda Orme, Priscilla Taylor, Anne Taylor, Susannah
      Taylor and Mary Throne.
      Son-in-law: Moses Orme, husband of dau. Varlinda.
      Bro: Richard White.
      Exs: Richard White and Moses Orme.
      Wit: John Austin, George Naylor, Jr., Joshua Naylor. 30. 691
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      Lee of Virginia, Page 149

      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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      Daniel Sullivan of Westmoreland County
      http://pages.prodigy dot net/dan_sullivan/main/noneck.htm

      From Northern Neck Land Grants 1692-1742 Compiled by Gertrude E. Gray p. 72, Reference A4:

      Nath'l Gray of Westmoreland Co. 2 July last set forth that Dan'l Sullivant of said Co. dyed seized of 100 A. in Washington Par. in said Co. part of patent granted John Beard in 1666 who sold to Sullivant 4 Oct. 1674. Gray purchased the 100 A. from Mary, wid. of Sullivant, 4 May 1719. Mr. Tho's Sorrell, Clk of said Co. Escheat Grant to Gray. 15 Feb. 1722/3.
      The next entry on the same page in the same source says: Reference A5.

      John Ashton of Westmoreland Co. 150 A. in Washington Par. Westmoreland Co. Ashton Set forth 2 July last that Daniel Sullivant died seized of land in Westmoreland Co. Land Escheats. (See A4). Said 150 A. in possession of Ashton by marrying wid. of Sullivant. Grant to Ashton. Mr. Tho's Sorrell, Clk of said Co. 15 Feb. 1722/3.
      In the next county at about the same time there is listed in Northumberland Co. VA Apprenticeships 1650-1750 compiled by W. Preston Haynie there are apprentice records listed for Paul, age 11, John ,age 15, and Daniel, age 9, on 17 January 1721/22. Since the dates are so close, I am assuming that these boys are the sons of Daniel and Mary. Therefore this family is composed as follows:

      Daniel Sullivan b. before 1653 d. about 1721 in Westmoreland or Northumberland County married to Mary who later married second John Ashton about 1722. They had the following children:
      John b. Sept. 1706/7 apprenticed as cooper

      Paul b. Nov. 1710/11 apprenticed as shoemaker

      Daniel b. March 1712/13 apprenticed as cooper
      A John Sullivan, son of Daniel Sullivan, got a Granville grant in Halifax County, NC in 1761, see Halifax County Deed Book 8, p. 21. This could be the same John Sullivan that is in this family. Many Northumberland families such as Humphries, Harvey and Dameron show up in deeds in Halifax County with John Sullivan as a witness.
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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 moiety 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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      http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=5&last=&g_p=GA&coll ection=NN Grant
      Title Ashton, John.
      Publication 15 February 1722/1723.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
      Note Location: Westmoreland County.
      Description: 150 acres escheat land, formerly belonging to Daniel Sullivant, being part of a patent granted to John Beard, dated 1666.
      Source: Northern Neck Grants A, 1722-1726, p. 5, folio (Reel 290).
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA DEEDS & WILLS. No. 8. Part 1
      1723-1738 {Antient Press}: pp 6
      HIS INDENTURE made this Twenty Second day of February in the fourth year of the Reign of our Soveraign Lord George by the Grace of God of Great Brittain France & Ireland. King. Defender of the faith &c., Annoque Dom: 1723 Between JOHN ASHTON of the Parish of Cople in the County of Westmoreland, Planter, of one part and THOMAS BARNES of the Parish of Washington in the County aforesaid of the other part. Witnesseth that JNO. ASHTON in consideracon of the sum of five shillings Sterling money to him in hand paid the receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowledge by these presents doth bargain & sell unto THOMAS BARNES all that the full quantity of One hundred & fifty acres of land granted unto said JOHN ASHTON by Patent from the Proprietors Office under the hand of the Honoble, ROBERT CARTER, Esqr. Agent for the Proprietor dated the fifteenth day of Febry 1722. scituate in the Parish of Washington in the County aforesaid being part of a Patent granted to one JOHN BEARD in the year of our Lord sixteen hundred sixty & six, being on the Northeast end of the said Patent and was sold & assigned unto DANL. SULLIVANT October the fourth sixteen hundred seventy & two and came to the said ASHTON by intermarrying with the Widdow of the said SULLIVANT. Together with all wayes passages profitts comodities & appurtenances; To have and to hold the one hundred & fifty acres of land hereby sold and every of their appurtenances unto THOMAS BARNES his assignes during the full term of one whole year paying therefore to JOHN ASHTON his heires the rent of one pepper corn at the Feast of the birth of our Lord Christ if demanded to the intent that by virtue of these presents and of the Statute for transferring uses into possession. the said THOMAS BARNES may be in the actual possession of the premisses and thereby the better enabled without other ceremony to accept a release of the inheritance thereofl In Witness whereof the parties first above named to these presents have hereunto interchangeably set their hands & affixed their seals the day and year first above written
      Sealed & Delivered in the presence of
      NICHS : MINOR. JOHN ASHTON
      HUMPHRY POPE. JUNR.
      W. STURMAN
      Westmoreland, ss. At a Court held for the said County the 26th day of Febry. 1723
      JOHN ASHTON personally acknowledged this Lease of Land passed to THOMAS BARNES to be his proper act and deed to be to the uses therein contained which at the instance of the saide BARNES is admitted to Record
      Test THO' SORRELL. Cl Recordat de cimo die Marcy 1723
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA DEEDS & WILLS. No. 8. Part 1
      1723-1738 {Antient Press}: pp 7
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I JOHN ASHTON of the County of Westmoreland, Planter, am held and firmly bound unto THOMAS BARNES of the Parish of Washington & County aforesaid in the sum of Twenty thousand pounds of tobacco to the true payment whreof I bind my self my heires firmly by these presents, sealed with my seal dated this 23d day of February in the tenth year of the Reign of our Soveraign Lord George by the Grace of God of Great Britain France & Ireland,
      Ling, Defender of the faith &c., Annoque Dom: 1723
      THE CONDICION of the above obligacon is such that if the above bound JOHN ASHTON his heires shall truly perform fullfill and keep all the Coventnats & Agreements which on the paid of the sd..JOHN his heires ought to be fullfilled & kept menconed in a certain estmoreland ss. At a Court held for the said County the 26th day of February 1723 JOHN ASHTON personally acknowledged this Bond by him passed to THOMAS BARNES to be his proper act and deed which on mocon of the sd, BARNES was admitted to Record and was Endorsed thereon the tenth day of March 1723
      Test THO: SORRELL,
      Indenture of Bargain and Sale of Lease and Release made between JOHN ASHTON and THOMAS BARNES according to the true intent and meaning of the said Indentures, also if ELLENOR the Wife of the said JOHN, shall when thereunto required by the said THOMAS BARNES in due form of Law relinquish her right of Dower or thirds in the lands conveyed by the Deeds of Lease and Release; then this Obligacon to bee void and of none effect. otherwise to remain continued & be in full force power & vertue
      Sealed & delivered in presence of
      WHO. MINOR, HUMPHRY POPE, JUNR. JOHN ASHTON
      W. STURMAN

  • Sources 
    1. [S044777] Early Families of Southern Maryland, Volume: 9 - Corrections.

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