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

Thomas Ashby

Male Abt 1687 - 1753  (~ 66 years)


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  • Name Thomas Ashby  [1
    Born Abt 1687  Leicester, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 Aug 1753  Frederick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I25641  Tree1
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2022 

    Father Family Ashby 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F17113  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rose {Unproven} Berry,   b. Abt 1694, Hanover Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1752, Frederick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years) 
    Married Abt 1707  Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Ashby,   b. Abt 1707,   d. 13 May 1789, Fauquier County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years)  [natural]
     2. Benjamin Ashby,   b. Abt 1708, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1804  (Age ~ 96 years)  [natural]
     3. Stephen Ashby,   b. Abt 1710, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1797, Ashbyburg, Christian County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 87 years)  [natural]
     4. Thomas Ashby,   b. 1714, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1786, Harper's Ferry, Jefferson County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)  [natural]
     5. Robert Ashby,   b. 1715, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1792, Delaplaine, Fauquier County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)  [natural]
     6. Henry Ashby,   b. Abt 1716, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1798, Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years)  [natural]
     7. Elizabeth Ashby,   b. 1719, Frederick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     8. James Ashby,   b. Bef 1724,   d. 19 Nov 1767, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 43 years)  [natural]
     9. Rose Ashby,   b. Abt 1724, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     10. Anne Ashby,   b. Abt 1726, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     11. Sarah Ashby,   b. Abt 1729, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F17111  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Hite/Fairfax Lawsuit, British copy, McKay Extract, p. 1,587.
      Grant G-16 & G-15, Frederick County, Virginia Deed book 4, p.61
      Frederick County, Virginia Will Book 2, p. 53
      Frederick County, Virginia Deed Book 2, p. 47
      Gray, Northern Neck Grants, F-123 (27 July 1743)
      Frederick County, Virginia Deed book 11, p. 157, Book 16, p. 130
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      The will of Captain Thomas Ashby is recorded in Frederick County Will Book 2, p. 53; he mentions his wife Rosa (Rosanna], six sons and four daughters.
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      Chalkley, Cornicles of the Scotch/Irish Settlement in Virginia, Augusta County, Virginia Book II, p.128

      Thomas Ashby (b. 1690 c.) was living on his Shenandoah River 35-acre tract in 1737. He was deceased by 4 August 1752 when this will (dated 6April 1752) was proved in Frederick County Court. He bequeathed 195 acreas to his son Henry Ashby "where Henry lives". Henry sold the 195 acreas to his brother John Ashby for 158 pounds on 2 September 1755. Thomas Sr. willed 135 acreas to his son Stephen "where he lives".
      Thomas willed the 100 acre tract (where John Hardin lived) to his son Robert if Hardin had not paid the mortage off by Thomas' death. He willed a tract of land on Goose Creek "where Enoch Berry now lives" to his son Benjamin. He left one shilling sterling and nothing more to son Thomas. Daughters listed in the will were: Elizabeth Hardin, Sarah, Rose and Anne Ashby. He willed a horse and other personal property to his wife Rose Ashby. Thomas also listed cousins Ruben Berry and Anne Berry. He appointed his sons Robert, John and Henry to serve as his executors.
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

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      [jh note: the survery map shows Thomas Ashby's neighbor to the north as Capt. Washington to the east of Washington was Thomas Cockerill and to the west of Washington was Richard Young. Thomas Ashby's neighbor to the south on the other side of Goose Creek was George Harrison.]

      http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=494&last=&g_p=GE&collec tion=NN Grant
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      Title Ashby, Thomas.
      Publication 4 August 1742.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
      Note Location: Prince William County.
      Description: 320 acres across the road to Shannandoah and between the lines of Charles Taylor and James Ball upon Goose Creek.
      Source: Northern Neck Grants E, 1736-1742, p. 494 (Reel 291).
      Recorded survey available. Northern Neck Grants E, 1736-1742, p. 474 (Reel 291).
      Original survey exists.

  • Sources 
    1. [S258] The Virginia Genealogist Volume 9, 1965, John Frederick Dorman.

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