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Peter Ashton, Col.

Birthdate: (66)
Birthplace: Chatterton, Lincolnshire, England
Death: 1671 (62-70)
"Chatterton", Hanover Parish, King George, Virginia
Place of Burial: Grantham, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Walter Ashton, Sr. and Ethelreda Ashton
Husband of Elizabeth Ashton and Grace Ashton
Father of James Ashton; Elizabeth Dymond; Thomas Ashton; Peter Ashton; Jane Audley and 1 other
Brother of Edmund Ashton, Rev. and Walter Ashton, Jr.

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About Col. Peter Ashton

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.,, VA. 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, VA., now belongs to a Tayloe family.

VIRGINIA HISTORICAL MAGAZINE, V. 10, p. 292/293. Col. Peter Ashton, patented land 1658. He was a member of the House of Burgesses for Charles City Co., 1661.

The will of Colonel Peter Ashton, dated 1669, willed to James Ashton, his brother, of Kirby Underwood County, Lincolnshire and to John Ashton, his brother of Lowell, Lincolnshire, his estate on the Potomac River. He was probably of the Ashton family of Spalding, Lincolnshire, England, and was descended from the Ashtons' of "Chadderton" Lancashire, England. John Ashton, Haberdasher on Rustall St., Covent Garden, London was a cousin to Col. Peter Ashton.

Cavaliers and Pioneers Patent Book 6 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.

Cavaliers and Pioneers Patent Book 6 page 20 Mr. James Gaylard, of Stafford Co., 1000 acres 8Nov1666 pg 171 Beg at Col Peter Ashton, to Westward side of and indian marsh dividing this and land of Mr. Robert Osbourne and trans of 20 persons

Cavaliers and Pioneers Patent Book 6 page 38 Coll Peter Ashton, Capt John Alexander, Mr. William Horton Robert Street; 2000 acres Stafford County, Virginia at the head of upper Machoticke river, 6 Aug 1668, pg 157 Nigh Robert Kings Plantation, surveyed by order of Stafford Court due for trans of 40 persons

VIRGINIA GLEANINGS IN ENGLAND; The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, pp 431; PETER ASHTON, of Grantham co., Lyncolne, Esqr.

Dated 27 Sept. 1653. Proved: 9 June 1654. And whereas I have formly given unto my Sonne John, all my Lands and Tenements in Fishkerton. in Co. Lyncolne and the Lease of the lands I hold from the Deane and Chapter of Peter borough, I doe heerby Confarme the same. To my Daughter Audley, £100. To my Grandchild Elizabeth Audley, £20. And whereas my Wife, deceased, 'did deliver unto the handes of my Mother in lawe, the Lady Ellis and my Sister Adams the Sum of £50 which since her decease they have given to my two daughters Jane Audley & Elizabeth Diamond £20 each I doe hereby Signify that I am Contented with the same. Residuary Legatee and Sole Executor: my sonne James Ashton. Margarett Adams, William Ellis, Thomas Adams, Jonas Martin, William Bellamy, Witnesses. Proved 9 June 1654 by the Sole Executor named. [Col. Peter Ashton emigrated to Virginia about the middle of the Seventeenth Century and was a Burgess for Charles City in 1656, and for Northumberland 1659 and 1660. In addition to other lands he owned an estate on the Potomac in the present King George County, which he named "Chatterton." By will dated 1669 and proved 1671 he left his estate to his brothers James Ashton of Kirby-Underwood, and John. Ashton of Louth, both in Lincolnshire, England. Both of these came to Virginia, where they died in Stafford County without issue, John in 1682, and James in 1686. A pedigree of the Lincolnshire Ashtons who descended from the Ashtons of Chaderton or Chatterton Lancashire (hence the name of Peter Ashton's Va. estate) shows that the testator above was of Long Sutton and Grantham, that he married Elizabeth daughter of Sir Thos. Ellis of Grantham and had four sons Thomas, James, John and Samuel. No Peter Ashton appears among his children, though the name was common in the family. The testator had a brother Walter Ashton, Vicar of Sutterton, Lincolnshire, who had a son Peter, living in 1629. This last named may have been the Virginian.]

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Col. Peter Ashton's Timeline

Chatterton, Lincolnshire, England
Age 14
July 1621
Age 16
March 1628
Age 23
Age 35
Lincolnshire, UK
Age 66
Hanover Parish, King George, Virginia