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

John Ashbrook

Male 1622 - 1679  (57 years)


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  • Name John Ashbrook 
    Born 1622  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 24 Jan 1679  Nanjemoy, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I10120  Tree1
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2022 

    Father Family Ashbrook 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F6725  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Rose MNU Ashbrook,   b. 1631,   d. Aft 1662, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 32 years) 
    Married Abt 1650  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Anne Ashbrook,   b. Bef 1660, Nanjemoy, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. Rose Ashbrook,   b. Bef 1660, Nanjemoy, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1685, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 27 years)  [natural]
     3. James Ashbrook,   b. Abt 1662, Nanjemoy, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1706, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F7005  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Temperance Finley,   b. Between 1647 and 1659,   d. Aft 1701, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Married Between 1663 and 1675  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F7006  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Ashbrooke, John, of Nanjemoy, Charles County, 17th Jan., 1677-8; 24th Jan., 1678.
      To wife (unnamed), execx., plantation during widowhood.
      To son James, sd. plantation at marriage or death of wife afsd.; son to be of age at testator's death.
      To daus, Rose, Eliza:, and Anne, personalty.
      Test: -- Burghill, Simon Stephens. 10. 67.

      === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith

      1646 - John Ashbrook, servant, 1646.
      Source: Maryland Land Office, Patent Records, Liber ABH, Page 24.

      1648 - John Ashbrook, immigrated 1648, brother of Thomas.
      Source: Maryland Land Office, Patent Records, Liber 2, Page 427 and Liber ABH, Page 10.

      Jan. 15, 1648/9 - Thomas Ashbrook demanded 200 acres for transporting self & his wife in 1648 and 100 acres on assignment from his brother John Ashbrooke who transported self in the same year. Warrant for land adjoining grant for Francis Posey on Wicocomoco River.
      Source: Skinner, V. L., Jr., "Abstracts of the Proprietary Records of the Provincial Court of Maryland, 1637-1658," Page 120.

      July 15, 1648 - Thomas Asbrook [sic] and John Asbrook [sic] sworn to Oath of Fealty.
      Source: Archives of Maryland, Vol. 3, Page 228.

      1667 - “John Ashbrooke was married in the year 1667.”
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Court Records, Liber C, Page 222 at Archives of Maryland, Vol. 60, Page 95.
      Comment: John’s marriage is recorded in a list of births and deaths, from which one would assume that this is a new marriage (to 2nd wife Temperance) and not merely a statement that John was a married man in 1667.

      July 16, 1678 - Temperance Clouder relict of John Ashberry [sic; Ashbrook], Charles Co., was summoned to exhibit his will, at request of son & heir.
      Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 10, Page 185.

      Aug. 21, 1678 - Temperance Clouder relict of John Ashberry [sic; Ashbrook], Charles Co., exhibited that last June she entrusted will of said John to Philip Lynes (Charles Co.), requesting him to procure Letters of Administration. Said Lynes to deliver will to John Stone (gentleman, Charles Co.), who is to prove said will. Appraisers: Robert Robins, Kenelme Macloughlin.
      Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 10, Page 260.

      Sep. 28, 1678 - William Chandler (Charles Co.) exhibited summons to Temperance Clouder to prove will of John Ashberry [sic; Ashbrook.]
      Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 10, Page 287.

      Oct. 17, 1679 - John Stone (gentleman, Charles Co.) exhibited will of John Ashbrooke, proved. Temperance Clouder (Charles Co.) executrix was sworn on Jan. 24, 1678 [sic.] Robert Robins and Kenelme Mackloughlin appraisers were sworn, but they never did an appraisal.
      Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 11, Page 236.
      Comment: There is also no administration account for John.

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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 25 May 1658, Page 1
      Arthur Turner demands warrant against John Ashbrooke; debt value 1300# of tobacco

      John Ashbrook demands against Arthur Turner in action of case; value 1000# of tobacco
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 25 May 1658, Page 2
      Thomas Ashbrooke demands warrant against Arthur Turner; debt value 200# of tobacco
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 4 Jun 1658, Page 4
      Arthur TURNER, Plt.; John Ashbrooke, debt of 1300# of tobacco; defendant acknowledges 1050# due; court orders payment
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 4 Jun 1658, Page 5
      John Ashbrooke, Plt.; Arthur TURNER, Def.; action of case value 1000# of tobacco; not proven; non-suit granted

      Thomas Ashbrooke, Plt.; Arthur TURNER, Def. ; 200# tobacco; defendant to pay plaintiff 1000 nails and 106# tobacco
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 26 Jan 1659, Page 35
      January 18th; Lucie Stratton demands a warrant against Mr. Arthur TURNER
      26 Jan 1659; sheriff to warn Christopher Russell, Richard Dodd and Marie Dodd, John Ashbrooke, Roase Ashbrooke, Anne Hundlie, Anne Gey and a summons for Mr. John Hatch to testify for Stratton; for TURNER: Walter Ges, Robert Wilson, John Ashbrook, Margaret Pearce
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 12 Jan 1661, Page 124
      Thomas Ashbrooke demands warrant against Trew in action of case
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 12 Mar 1661, Page 126
      Whereas there was attachment granted unto Richard Trew against any of the goods, debts or chattel of Richard Pinner to the value of 15000 of tobacco; Thomas Ashbrook and his atty. William Empson showed order for said leather and was allowed to take the leather
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 7 May 1661, Page 133
      364. 28 Jan 1660 John Ashbrooke assigns cattle to Thomas Kelle; /s/ John Ashbrook; wit. John Hatch, George Short
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 28 Jan 1662, Page 175
      Clement Theoballs demands warrant against Tho. Ashbrooke; debt; Ashbrook subpoenas his brother John Ashbrook and his sister Rose Ashbrook to testify
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 28 Jan 1662, Page 186
      Clement Theoball, Plt; Thomas Ashbrook, Def.; plaintiff did not appear; defendant requests oaths; granted John Ashbrooke, age ca 39 years, swears Mr. Pinner came to Richard Watson's house and inquired for this deponent's brother who had gone to Christopher Rivers to took after him; deponent said that had been unable to make, any shoes for want of tallow and grease to cure the leather; mentions Mr. Thomas Stone, Rose Ashbrooke, age ca 31 years, gave same oath Plaintiff not appearing, non-suit granted
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 4 Mar 1662, Page 189
      Richard Watson demands warrant against John Morris in action of case; subpoena for Mr. Thomas Hussey, Ane Ges and John Ashbrook to testify
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber B, 16 Dec 1662, Page 26
      John Ashbrooke demands warrant against Peeter Care in action of case
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      Charles County Circuit Court Liber C, Page 101
      12 Nov 1666; Indenture from John Lambert to Richard True; for 150 acres of land conveys a parcel of land called NONESUCH in the woods on the west side of the main fresh of Poynton Creek; /s/ John Lambert (mark), Eleanor Lambert (mark); wit. Luke Greene, John Stone, Geo. Powell (mark); John Ashbrooke
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      Charles County Circuit Court Liber E, Page 79-1/2
      9 Jan 1671; Indenture from Thomas Ashbrooke, shoemaker, to John Boydon, planter; for a certain consideration; a grant of land called Ashbrooke's Rest; bounded by John Ward and land formerly laid out for John Delahay now in possession of John Ashbrooke; containing 150 acres now in possession of John Boyden; /s/ Thomas Ashbrooke, Lettis Ashbrooke; wit. George Langham, Ralph Coats
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Nanjemoy or Durham Parish: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 336-20: ASHBROOKS REST: 150 acres; Possession of - 150 Acres - Boyce, John: : Surveyed 19 Aug 1664 for Thomas Ashbrook beginning at the bound tree of John Wood on the west with INGOLTHORPE: Other Tracts Mentioned: INGOLTHORPE; ; ; Conveyance notes - 150 Acres - John Hansell from Mary Brogden & James Griffin; 22 Feb1731,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Chicamuxen: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 360-58: BASTABLE: 100 acres; Possession of - 100 Acres - Boyce, John: Surveyed 13 Aug 1684 for Richard Clouder: Conveyance notes - Reads John Boy, Resurveyed into Bastables Enlarged folio 460,

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