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

James Ashby

Male Bef 1724 - 1767  (> 43 years)


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  • Name James Ashby 
    Born Bef 1724 
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 Nov 1767  St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I54498  Tree1
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 

    Father Thomas Ashby,   b. Abt 1687, Leicester, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1753, Frederick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother 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) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Abt 1707  Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F17111  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      ASHBY, JAMES, St. Mary's Co. 15 Jun, 1761; 19 Nov, 1767
      To friend, George Hunter of Charles Co., or if he dies then to friend John Lewis of Cecil Co., Maryland.
      Ex.: John Lewis.
      Wit: Raphael Thompson, William Roach. 36. 179
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      unproven son

      Charles County Maryland Land Record Liber X#2, 1743-1744; Page 99. At the request of James Ashby of CC, the following deed was recorded on Apr 24, 1744.
      Mar 14, 1743 from William Hagan of CC, to James Ashby of CC, Gentleman, for 5 shillings sterling, one lot of ground in Boarmans Mannour, contained in a tract of land of 60 acres, sold by William Boarman to Thomas Hagan, which sd Thomas Hagen bequeathed to the said William Hagon, bounded by a dwelling house standing on sd lot. Signed - William Hagan. Wit - Jno Lancaster, Joseph Lancaster.
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      Charles County Maryland Land Record Liber X#2, 1743-1744; Page 124. At the request of James Gray, the following lease was recorded on Jun 19, 1744.
      Dec 20, 1743 from Richard Molyneux of St Thomas' Manner in CC, Gentleman, to James Gray of CC, planter, for divers good causes, the lease of all that parcel of land lying in St Thomas' Manner, bounded by the Quaking Swamp, containing and laid out for about 90 acres. The lease is for the term of 3 lives, viz, James Gray, James Gray, his son, and Mary Gray, his wife, commencing from today. The yearly rent is 800 lbs tobacco in cask upon the parcel of land and also 100 pounds of corn fed pork, and 2 fat capons, or in lieu thereof, 3 fat hens at St Thomas' Manner House. James Gray, within 3 years, is to plant 100 apple trees. James Gray may not, without special leave of said Molyneux, fell any timber other than for the use of the plantation, that is, for necessary fencing, building, or repairs, or for casqueing for tobacco or cider or other drink. Molyneux may fell any timber for his own use for building. James Gray will leave all houses and edifices on the land and all the fencing, in good repair and tenantable at the expiration of the said term. James Gray may not lease any part of the land without the consent of sd Molyneux. Lastly, James Gray will attend all Courts to be held upon said Manner, as is usual, to the Lords of Mannour, Court Baron and Court Leete in the like in England, whenever he shall be lawfully summoned thereunto. Signed - Richard Molyneux. Wit - James Ashby, John (X his mark) Gray.
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      Charles County Maryland Land Record Liber Z#2, 1744-1753; Page 6.
      At the request of Timothy Maccan, the following lease was recorded on Feb 5, 1744[/5].
      Dec 16, 1743 from Richard Molyneu of St Thomas' Manor in CC, Gentleman, to Timothy McHan of CC, planter, for divers good causes, the lease of all that parcel of land in St Thomas' Manner, bounded by the Main Branch, Nanjemy Cr, land now in the possession of Thos Jackson, John Butler, Potomack River, containing about 186 acres. This lease is for the term of 3 lives, viz, Timothy Mchan, Ann Mchan, and Daniel Mchan. The annual rent is 1000 lbs tobacco clear of cask upon sd parcel and 2 fat capons or, in lieu thereof, 3 fat hens at St Thomas' Manor. Timothy McHan, within 3 years, agrees to plant at 100 apple trees, and agrees not to cut any trees on the land other than for the use of the plantation, without Molyneux's permission (provided Molyneux may cut any tree for his own use). Also, Timothy McHan shall not lease any part of the land without the consent of Molyneux. Lastly, Timothy McHan shall give his attendance, homage, & fealty at all courts to be held upon said Manor as is usual, to the Lords of Manors of Court Baron and Court Lecte in like kind in England, whensoever he is lawfully summoned. Signed - Richard Molyneux. Wit - Thomas Fulton, James Ashby.
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      Charles County Land Records 1792-1796; Liber N#4; Page 300. Sep 16, 1794 from Joseph Hagan of CC, to John David, Incembent or Pastor for the Roman Catholic Congregation of Lower Zachia, of CC. William Hagan, father of afd Joseph Hagan, did, on Mar 4, 1743, sell to James Ashby, a lot in Boarmans Manor, contained in a tract of 60 acres sold by William Boarman to Thomas Hagan, which sd Ashby applied to the purpose of erecting a chapel & fixing a burying ground for the service of the afd Roman Catholic Congregation. Sd lot is now found inadequate to the purpose intended by Ashby. Therefore, ad Joseph Hagan, for 10 shillings, has sold to sd John David, a lot of land adjacent, surrounding, and including the afd lot sold by William Hagan to sd Ashby. The lot herein granted is to be used for the service & as a burying ground for the afd Congregation. Signed - Jos Hagan of Wm. Wit - Alexr McPherson*, Walter Dyson*. Recorded Oct 6, 1794.

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