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

John Ashton

Male 1623 - 1683  (60 years)

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  • Name John Ashton 
    Born 1623  Chatterton, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Jan 1683  Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I23937  Tree1
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2022 

    Father Virginia Ashton 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F15825  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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      Wills of Rappahannock County, Virginia, 1658-1692
      Wills in the Record Book entitled
      Deeds, &c., No. 6, 1682.1686.
      ASHTON, JOHN, of Stafford County,
      Dated 1675, Sworn to 6th die Aug 1682, Probated 26 January, 1682/3
      To loving wife Elizabeth if she will come and live here all my whole estate both personall and real during her life but if she will not then I doe bind over my Estate to pay her twenty pounds Ster. Page year or one hundred and fifty Ster. which she would rather have. To Thomas Bunbery and his wife five pounds Ster. To Capt. John Aston twenty shillings. I doe make my Brother James Ashton my whole Executor and the heires of his body forever but in Case he have none then after his decease to my Couzen John Ashton of Russell Street at the Adam and Eve in London and to his heires forever.
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      1670-1674 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 1, Part 2; [John Frederick Dorman];
      Pages 117-117a. Will of Francis Lewis of the Countie of Westmoreland, being sick and weake in bodye, dated 24 Aug. 1671.
      Unto John Moone one cow of fowre yeare old called Spott and heifer of two yeare old called Sail.
      Unto John Moone 170 acres of land being part of the devident of land whereon William Lyppett now liveth.
      The land that I now live on which I purchased of Mr. Robt. Howson containing 100 acres unto my two daughters Christian and Margery to be equally devided. In case either of them should depart this life before the come to the age of sixteene yeares then the survivor to enjoy the whole land.
      All the rest of my estate unto my daughters equally.
      Richard Chapman and his wife may have my daughter Margery into their possession untili she cometh to the age of sixteene yeares.
      My daughter Christian unto Mr. Bruerton until she cometh to the age of sixteene yeares, allwaies provide he maintain her very well in cloathes and education gratis; if not to be disposed of by my executors.
      Wm. Head live and abide on my land and he the said William Webb [sic] to take John Moone into his care untill he come unto the age of seventeene yeares and to use him well but to
      keepe him to work.
      My well beloved friendes John Ashton and William Head executors.
      Francis (X) Lewis
      Wit: Daniel Harper, Evan (X) Morgan.
      31 Jan. 1671 [1672]. Sworn before John Washington, William Peirce.
      28 Feb. 1671 [1672]. Proved by Daniel Harper and Evan Morgan.
      1668-1671 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 1, Part 1; [John Frederick Dorman];
      Pages 83-83a. Deposition of John Ashton, aged 48 years or thereabouts, that your deponent was at a Court held at Nomanie where Thomas Youle exhibited a will of Mr. William Hardich, late deceased in Bristoll in the Kingdome of England. Mrs. Hardich, wife of William, being present in the Court at the same time, Thomas Youle did demand of her whether she would accept of £150 sterling which was given her as a legacie by her deceased husband and relinquish her thirds, whereupon Mrs. Hardich answered that she would accept and desired Youle to give her securitie for the same, which Youle refused to do.
      John Ashton
      31 May 1671. Sworn in Court.
      1663-1668 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 1, Part 1; [John Frederick Dorman];
      Page 317. 15 Nov. 1664. Patent of William Berkley unto Captain John Ashton of 783 acres in Westmoreland County, bounded N. with the beaver dams of Attopin Creeke, south with Nanzaticoe path ... point by the side of the dams. due for the transportation of sixteen persons.
      Wm. Berkley
      30 Oct. 1667. Recorded.
      17 Oct. 1667. [John Ashton] unto Stephen Howard. All my interest of the land mentioned in the above pattent.
      John Aston
      Wit: John Darby, Anthony Baker.
      30 Oct. 1667. Acknowledged by John Ashton.
      1670-1674 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 1, Part 2; [John Frederick Dorman];
      Pages 102-102a. I am comanded by the Court to inform your Honor that the Commission by which your Honor hath impowered their sessions is by the decease of some of the Gentlemen, by the absence of others and by your Honor's particuler orders at severall times for the addition of others so antiquated that there is not more than four or five of the Gentlemen comprised in that Commission. They beg your Honor to renew the Commission and to insert the names of those your Honor shall deem worthy. This as the servant of Court I am held by their commands to offer to your Honor continually as in duty hound.
      Robert Nurse
      The names of the Commission as they now stand: Coll. Nich: Spencer, Lt.Coll. John Washington, Major William Peirce, Capt. John Lord, Capt. John Ashton, Capt. John Lee, Capt. Thomas Phillpott; Mr. John Appleton, now Sheriffe added to the commission.
      29 Feb. 1671/2. Recorded.
      1670-1674 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 1, Part 2; [John Frederick Dorman];
      Pages 120-120a. 27 April 1671. John Palmer of Westmoreland County unto Richard Beaser and John Ashton. 209 acres, the remaining part of a parcell of land due to me out of 1227 acres granted unto Mr. John Berrieman, William Horton and me by pattent 14 Oct. 1670.... with the land of Mr. Robert King and Anthony Hogsheard ... with the horse path ... land of Briant Rowles ... land of Berryeman and Horton.
      John (X) Palmer
      Wit: William Horton, John Berryman.
      30 Aug. 1671. Acknowledgea by Mr. William Horton attornie of John Palmer unto John Price attornie of Robt. Beazor and John Ashton.
      19 Jan. 1671/2. John Ashton unto Henry Causam. All my right of this bill of sale.
      John (X) Ashton
      Wit: William Horton, Wm. (X) Beazo [?].
      24 May 1672. Acknowledged by George Lewis attorney of John Ashton unto Lewis Markham attorney of Henry Cawsam.
      15 April 1672. I appoint George Lewis to be my attorney to acknowledge a parcell of land which I have lately sold to Henry Causam of Westmoreland County.
      John (X) Ashton
      Wit: John (X) Trueman, Richd. Gibson.
      24 May 1672. Recorded. 29 Jan. 1671/2. Henry Causam impower my loveing friend, Mr. Lewes Markham my attorney to receive in the County Court of Westmoreland an acknowledgment of 1041/2 acres sold unto me by John Ashton.
      Henry Causam
      Wit: William Horton, William Menton [?].
      24 May 1672. Recorded.
      1670-1674 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 1, Part 2; [John Frederick Dorman];
      Pages 121a-122. 29 March 1672. Commission of Sir William Berkeley, Knt., Governor and Captain Generall of Virginia, unto Lt. Coll. John Washington, Major William Peirce, Major Isaac Allerton, Capt. John Lee, Mr. John Appleton, Mr. John Lord, Capt. John Ashton, Capt. thomas Philpott, Mr. William Storke, Mr. Robert Jadwin, to be justices of the peace of Westmoreland County, granting unto any four of you whereof Lt.Coll. John Washington, Major Wm. Peirce, Major Isaac Allerton, Capt. John Lee, Mr. John Appleton and Mr. John Lord always to be one, full power and authoritie to determine all suits.
      17 April 1672. Recorded. William Berkeley
      1670-1674 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 1, Part 2; [John Frederick Dorman];
      Pages 127-127a. There is a commission issued from me for the Court of Westmoreland County and I am now informed there are foure persons thereby nominated which are brethren, which not being thought expedient, and that Lt.Coll. William Hardich goeing for England, one other should be nominated in his place I doe therefore order that the justices shall be: Coll. Valentine Peyton, Mr. Isaac Allerton, Mr. Nicholas Spencer, Major John Washington, Capt. Will: Peirce, Capt. John Lord, Mr. Daniell Hutt, Capt. John Ashton, Mr. Francis Clay, Mr. William Maunders and Mr. John Wheston.
      Whereas by the Commission above written it appeares that Capt. John Ashton was one of the justices before either Capt. John Lee, or Mr. John Appleton, and by mistake Lee and
      Appleton are placed before him, I appoint John Ashton to be of the quorum.
      18 June 1672.
      William Berkeley
      1670-1674 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 1, Part 2; [John Frederick Dorman];
      Page 138. 13 Xber [Dec.] 1672. Jno. Bruton [Brereton] of Westmoreland County, Gent., unto Jno. Ashton of same. For one lardge bay mare of foure yeares old and an obligation for the payment of 4000 pounds of tobacco to be paid 10 October after the date hereof by Jno. Ashton. 500 acres, part of a greater parcell of land granted unto Jno. Bruton by patten ... East N east uppon the land of James Greene, southerly uppon the beavour dams of Attopin Creeke, westerly joyning on the land of Wm. Webb,b north N west into the maine woods.
      Jno. Bruton
      Wit: Jno. Freestone, Charles Elliott, Abraham Warren. 25 Feb. 1672/3. Acknowledged by Mr. Jno. Bruton.
      PATENT BOOK, 2, 1666/1695, BOOK 6, pp. 211/212:
      5200 JOHN ASHTON, Will probated Stafford County, 26 Jan. 1682(83), and willed land he inherited from Col. Peter Ashton to James Ashton, their brother. He was formerly of Lowth (Louth).
      John Ashton's wife's name was Elizabeth and Capt. John Ashton, probably a son.
      JAMES ASHTON, died, Stafford County, formerly of Kirby-Underwood, Lincolnshire. His Will, dated 18 Aug. 1686 (87), names RICHARD ELKINS, John Ashton, son of Charles Ashton, Justice of Peace, and Col. Peter Ashton, Sheriff of Northumberland Co.,, Virginia. James Ashton had Godchildren: RICHARD ELKIN, Sarah Mattershead, Miss Rosier, daughter of John Rosier, and Elizabeth Sebastian, and willed RICHARD ELKINS 100 acres of his land. The Estate "Chatterton" King George, Virginia., now belongs to a Tayloe family.
      Virginia State Archives microfilm Book #1. 1653/1671 (Books missing 1671 to 1691)
      Book #2. 1691-1699 Index: pp. 258, 300, 355: entries are for transactions by Samuel Earle I; details not noted here.
      1664 Nov.15, Page 317: JOHN ASHTON, Captain, 783 acres, North Beaver Dams, Alltopin Creek, South Nauritox Path for transfer of 16 persons. Names recorded under this patent.
      1667 Oct.30: That land sold and recorded to Stephen Howard
      1665 May 30: Page 324, Northall to Ashton
      1665 Nov.15: Page 281, 500 acres to Mrs. Anne Broadhurst by Peter Ashton.
      1674-1677 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 1, Part 3; [John Frederick Dorman];
      Page 301. 5 June 1677. William Lowell, servant to Capt. John Ashton, hath absented him selfe from his master service as by his owne confession the time of six month and that Ashton hath expended in charge 800 pounds of tobacco and teen shillings in money.
      John Lord
      13 June 1677. Recorded

      1655-1664 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 4; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 356
      PETER ASHTON, Gent., 550 acs. Northumberland now called Westmoreland, Co., I3 Mar. 1657, Page 140. (206). Nly. upon Patomeck Riv & Wly. upon land of George Foster, gent. Granted unto Thomas Coniers 8 June 1657 & assigned unto sd. Ashton.
      1662-1666 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 5; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 483
      CAPT. JOHN ASHTON, 783 acs. W'moreland Co., 16 Nov. 1664, Page 275, (224). Bounded N. with the beaver dams of Attopine Cr., S. by Naniatico path. Trans. of 16 pers: Wm. Okey, Rice James, Jno. Shaw, Tho. Fuller, Mary Yates, Wm. Everad, Tho. Sharpe, Dorothy House, Wm. Markland, Rich. Howden, Theo. House, Tho. Hughlett, Samll. Finch, Mary Hartwell, Jno. Putner, SamIl. Craw.
      SAME. 543 acs. same Co., date & pages. Nigh to Upper Machotick & upon branches of the beavor dams of Herring Cr., near his other land & running N.W. along land of Henry Cossum. Trans. of 11 pers: Johna. Martmore,
      Fra. Fowler, Tho. Young, Jervas Down; Wm. Snead, Wm. Jones, Tho. Causey, Sarah Jones, Margt. Fuller, James Wilson, SarnII. Rotland.
      1666-1679 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 6; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 16
      Mr. William Storke, 600 acres bet Potomac and Rappa rivers on branches of Apomattox Cr 24 Sept 1667, p 56
      South by a branch dividing this and land of John Washington, North by a branch dividing this and the land of Capt Ashton & John Alexander & for trans of 12 persons.
      1666-1679 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 6; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 34
      John Mathews, 1050 acres, Stafford County, formerly Westmoreland County, 25 apr 1668 pg 125
      550 acres beg on the Westernmost side of the SW branch of Pasbetansey Cr opposite land of David Anderson, formerly Abraham Rouse; 500 acres adj same; 550 acres grantred to John Dainlely merchant 4 sept 1661, who sold to Thomas Prichertt and Francis West, 5 Mar 1661, who sold to sd Mathews 25Mar 1662; 500 acres granted to Christopher Lunn, 18 Mar 1662 who sold to Wm Horton, 24 Feb 1663 who assigned to sd Mathews 17 dec 1667.
      1666-1679 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 6; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 35
      David Anderson, 800 acres Stafford Co. 27 Apr 1668, p 130
      Bounded with the Westernmost branch of Pasbetancy Creek, beg on line of Wm & John Heabeard; and 400 beg as SE corner of said land; 400 acres granted unto Abraham Rouse who assigned to Mr Gerrald Fowke who assigned to William Tilt, who assigned to sd fowke who assigned to said Anderson; & 400 acres for trans 8 persons., the rights due to this patt is trnsfrered from a pat of John Ashton's dated 16 Nov 1664

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      Title Wood, Charles.
      Publication 1 February 1663.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Related See also the following surname(s): Woods.
      Note Location: Westmoreland County.
      Description: 268 acres bounding westerly with the land of John Axton and John Brown, southerly with Potomack Creek, &c.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 5, 1661-1666 (v.1 & 2 p.1-369), Page 353 (Reel 5).
      Mar. 1, 1663/4 - Charles County, Md. Court. John Ashton of Westmoreland County, Va., Gent., binds himself to pay 1542 lbs. of tobacco by 10 Dec. at his dwelling plantation or to the convenience of Edmond Custis and Company. Signed John Ashton; witnesses Nicholas Emerson, Edmond Lindsey.
      Source: Charles County Circuit Court, Liber B, Page 298.
      http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=667&last=&g_p=P6&co llection=LO Patent
      Title Matthews, Thomas.
      Publication 27 November 1678.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Related See also the following surname(s): Mathews.
      Note Location: Northumberland County.
      Description: 300 acres on the Several lands of him the said Thomas Matthews, Wm. Keen, Captn. John Rogers, John Rogers, junr., Henry Mettcalfe, Colo. Saml. Griffin, John Ashton and others.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 6, 1666-1679 (pt.1 & 2 p.1-692), Page 667 (Reel 6).

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