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

Charles Ashton

Male Bef 1668 - 1701  (> 33 years)


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  • Name Charles Ashton 
    Born Bef 1668  Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - admin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Jan 1701  Northumberland County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I71820  Tree1
    Last Modified 12 Jan 2022 

    Father John Ashton,   b. 1645, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1677, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Grace Meese,   b. Abt 1648, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1706, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - admin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Abt 1661  Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F11537  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. Charles Ashton,   b. 1688, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1714, Northumberland County, Virginia - admin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 12 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F25576  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Jane Aldridge,   b. 9 Oct 1670, Worstead, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1701, St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 30 years) 
    Married Bef 21 Jul 1698  Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Ashton,   b. Bef 1700, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - admin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1731, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - admin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 33 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 12 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F20245  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1699-1706 Northumberland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 1; [Hamrick]; Page 140
      Northumberland County Court 15th of January Anno 1700/1
      The Last Will & Testam't of CHARLES ASHTON was this day proved in Court by the Oaths of TEIGUE ALLEN & CHARLES CARPENTER Witnesses thereto & is Recorded.
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      1687-1698 Northumberland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 2;; [Hamrick]; Page 835/2
      July Session continued July 21, 1698
      Judgment is granted Mr. JOHN CRALLE against CHARLES ASHTON and JANE his wife Administratrix of WILLIAM HARDING deceased for the payment of three hundred and four pounds of Tobacco and Cask on balance of a Bill for four hundred and fifty pounds of Tobacco dated November 29, 1695 and Ordered he pay the said sum of three hundred and four pounds of Tobacco and Cask unto the said CRALLE out of the said deceased's Estate alias Execution.
      Whereas it appears to this Court that WILLIAM HARDING's Estate is indebted to Mr. JAMES JOHNSON by Account for diet and other expenses in his live time and Funeral expenses after his death seven hundred and eleven pounds of Tobacco and Cask Judgment is granted the said JOHNSON against CHARLES ASHTON and JANE his wife Administrators of the said deceased And Ordered the said Administrators pay the said sum out of the said deceased's Estate alias Execution.
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      Colonial Familes of Northern Neck of Virginia; Wright & Wright
      William Frizer, WC, chirurgeon, d. leaving a will dated 9 Sep 1677, proved 21 Nov 1677.
      To Mrs. Grace Ashton, widdow, extx. my gold watch, all my debts.
      Unto Prissilla Ashton, horse and mare. Prissilla shall give Henry Ashton the first mare colt.
      Unto Henry Ashton, son and orphant of Capt. John Ashton 2000 a. of my tract of 5500 a. purchased by me of John Mathews. If he die before age 21, to his brother Charles Ashton. Unto Grace Ashton Junr. 500 a. of 5500 a. tract.
      Unto Mary Ashton, 500 a.
      Unto Sarah Ashton, 500 a. - daughters and orphans of Capt. John Ashton each 500 a.
      Unto Thomas Beard sonn of John Beard my Godsonne, 2000 a. being the remainder of the 5500 a.
      If he die to Prissilla Ashton. {WC DWP, 1065-77:346-346a}
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      1677 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 1, Part 4; [John Frederick Dorman];
      Pages 350-351. 29 Oct. 1677. Grace Ashton, widdow of Capt. John Ashton late of the County of Westmoreland, unto Henry Ashton son of John Ashton and me the said Grace. For love and affection. 500 acres whereone I now live ... by pattent unto Thomas Boyce 29 May 1650 and legally desended unto Thomas Boyce Junr. of [K]Night[on] in the County of Southampton in England and by Thomas Boyce of [K]Nighton sold unto Grace Ashton 25 June 1677 ... at the expiration of the naturall life of Grace Ashton. In case Henry Ashton should depart this life without
      issue, unto his brother Charles Ashton.
      Grace (0 A) Ashton
      Wit: John Hallek, Robert Headman.
      21 Nov. 1677. Acknowledged by Capt. John Lord attorney of Mrs. Grace Ashton widdow of Capt. John Ashton.
      29 Oct. 1677. Grace Ashton empower my loveing freind Capt. John Lord my attorney to acknowledge a deed of gift for 500 acres unto Henry Ashton my son.
      Grace (G A) Ashton
      Wit: John Hallek, Robert Redman.
      21 Nov. 1677. Acknowledged by Capt. John Lord attorney of Mrs. Grace Ashton relict of Capt. John Ashton.
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      1691-1699 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 2; [John Frederick Dorman-1801 transcript];
      Pages 95a-96a. 23 Feb. 1696 [1697]. Charles Ashton of Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Gent., to Isaac Duchmine [Dishman] of same, smith. For 4000 pounds of tobacco. 100 acres in said parish, part of 500 acres purchased by Capt. John Ashton, deceased, father of the said Charles, of John Brueton, deceased,. back line that divideth the said 500 acres and the land of Malachy Peale on the north side of Attopin Beaver Dam run, being a corner tree of a line that divideth this land and the land of Mr. George Harris
      Charles Ashton
      Wit: William Horton, John Pratt, Samll. Duchemen.
      24 Feb. 1696 [1697]. Acknowledged by Charles Ashton
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      1699-1706 Northumberland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 1; [Hamrick]; Page 144
      Northumberland County Court 20th of Febr'y Anno 1700/1
      CHARLES ASHTON about thirteene Yeares of Age haveing Petic'oned the Court that he is an Orphan & without a Guardian or Guide & prayed the benefitt of the offring a Guardian & being desireous that WILLIAM CORNISH should supply that Kindness to him the said CORNISH is hereby admitted his Guardian untill he comes of Age to Choose a Guardian.

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      1691-1699 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 2; [John Frederick Dorman-1801 transcript];
      Pages 175a-176. 25 Oct. 1698. Charles Ashton of Westmoreland County, Gent., to Benjamin Weeding [Weedon] of same, yeo[man). For 101 acres to me made over by Benjamin Weeding and Susanna wife of the said Benjamin and relict of Anthony Phillips, deceased. 200 acres in Washington Parish on the north side of the Beaver Damm of Attopin Creek, part of 500 acres formerly purchased by my deceased father John Ashton of said county, Gent... corner tree of 100 acres sold by me the said Charles Ashton to Isaac Dismen, smith ... at a mouth of the swamp of the said dams ...
      Charles Ashton
      Wit: Rice Williams, John Harris, And. Bearde,
      26 Oct. 1698. Acknowledged by Charles Ashton, Gent.
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      1691-1699 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 2; [John Frederick Dorman-1801 transcript];
      Pages 176-177, 25 Oct. 1698. Benja. Weedon of Westmoreland County, yeo[man], and Susanna now wife of the said Benja. and late relict of Anthony Phillips of said county, yeo:, deceased, to Charles Ashton of said county, Gent. For 200 acres to us made over by Charles Ashton, 101 acres on Potomac River in Washington Parish, formerly granted unto Gerrard Ford by pattent; 51 acres part thereof by Gerrard Ford sold to Michael Phillips 16 May 1663 and acknowledged in Westmoreland County Court 24 June 1663; the other two parcels of 50 and 1 acres by Gerrard Foarde sold to the said Michael Phillips 20 Jan. 1668 and acknowledged 7 April 1669. Michael Phillips did by his last will devise the said land to his two sons Michael and Anthony, which said Michael and Anthony being dead and leaving no heir, the land descended unto Thomasin Beard sister to the said Michaell and Anthony Phillips and the only daughter of the aforesaid Michael Phillips Senr. The land soe descending unto Thomasin Bearde wife of Anthony Bearde of the said county, yeo., was by Anthony Bearde and Thomasin Beard sold unto Benjamin Weedon 17 May 1697 and acknowledged by Thomasin Bearde before Laurence Washington and William Horton, justices, 25 June 1697, and by the said Anthony Beard in the County Court 29 Sept. 1697 ... the first 50 acres begins at the No. W of the said Foard's orchard ... line which divideth this land of William Northall ... the one 50 acres upon the south side of a marsh on a small point or knowle on the bank ... line dividing this land and the land late of Francis Gray, deceased, and now late in the possession of Capt. Laurence Washington, deceased.
      Benjamin Weedon
      Susanna Weedon
      Wit: Wm. Horton, Rice Williams, John Harris, Andrew Bearde. 26 Oct. 1698. Acknowledged by Benjamin Weedon. Susanna Weedon by John Harris her attorney relinquished her right of dower.

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