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John Ashman

Birthplace: New York, United States
Death: before 1680
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Ashman and Katherine Ashman
Husband of Phebe Ashman
Father of John Ashmun
Brother of Lydia Swanson; Phebe Smith; Deborah Ashman and Martha Cock
Half brother of Lydia Swanson

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About John Ashman

1671 Census of the Delaware, p 17, Peter Stebbins Craig, Good Books database: “John Ashman, son of Robert Ashman, also unmarried, sold his 100 acres to Anders Bingtsson, intending to move to Blackbird Creek where, with Samuel Jackson, he took up 700 acres. Both were dead by 1680, when John’s brother-in-law Lasse Cock sold the property for the benefit of John’s father.” Colonial Hempstead, Vol V, p 114, Bernice Schultz, database: “Robert Ashman, the wise and respected magistrate whom Stuyvesant refused to exempt from service because of his inability to read or write, was often charged with trusts by his fellows, as was his son John. In 1666 an old woman left a mare with John Ashman in trust for her little granddaughter.” Long Island Source Records, Vol II, p 375, On-Line Genealogy Library database: “By a deed dated the 22nd of February, 1666, John Weascote conveyed to John Tredwell the house, lot, buildings and meadows sold to the grantor by John Ashman.”

Early Pennsylvania Land Records, Minute Book G, p 349, On-Line Genealogy Library database: “Richard Nicolls, Govr of N. Y., by Patent dated January 1st, 1667, granted to Rob’t Ashman and his Associates, viz Rob’t Ashman, John Ashman, Tho. Caleb, Carman Duncan, Will’m Francis Walker, Thos. Llewellin, Frederick Anderson, Joshua Jacob and Thos. Jacob all that parcel of Land commonly known by the name of Passayuncke on Delaware by the side of Skuylkill, containing, by Estimation, 1,000 Acres, be it more or less, bounded on the South with the Main River, on the West with the Skuylkill, on the North with Peter Rambo’s Plantation, on the Est with a parcell of Land called Molbee’s Land, under the Rent of 10 bushells.” . . .with a Mem’dum added that John Ashman, first planters, should have the greatest proportion of Land according to their stocks and Ability.”

Records of the Town of East-Hampton, Long Island, Suffolk Co., NY, Vol I, pp 360-361, database: “May this 24: 1673. Book B, page 78. -- Know all men by these presents that I John Ashman of Jemeco in New Yorksheire in New England upon good Considerations have ordained put and Constituteed my friend Thomas Dyament Senr of Easthampton to bee my true and lawful Atturney in my name and for mee to give and graunt bill or bills or Instruments unto any parson or parsons in Easthampton according unto my agremnt or agreements made with severall of the Inhabytants of the said Towne for severall mares Horses Coults that I John Ashman have bargained. . .And I John Ashman doe by this presents bynd my selfe my heires executers Admynistrators and assignes obliged & firmely bounden to performe and doe what my saith Atturney Thomas Dyament shall doe or cause to bee done in or about the premises as firmelie as if I my selfe hadd done the same parsonalie as witnes my hand the Day and Date above named. John Ashman. Signed Sealed and Delivered In the presence of us under written: Thos. James, Willyam Rogers, Willyam Edwards. This above writinge owned before mee John Mulford Justice of ye peace. The above written is a true Coppie extracted out of the Originall and Compared by mee Thomas Talmage Recorder.”

The Records of New Amsterdam, From 1653-1674, p 151, Berthold Fernow, database: “Wm Argent, Plt vs. John Ashman, def: This Action being referred by the Court of Assizes to this Court and the Plt. making his Complaint and Proving his declaration by Sufficient Witnesses agst. the def. this Court thought it fit to declare that the Def. hath falsely slandered the Plt. and whereas the deft on the 3d day of June Last past did Enter into bond of 10lb Sterlg of Lawful English Monny to Defend this Suite in person or by his Atturny, and the deft. Not att all appearing, this Worshippll. Court did decree that the sd Bond of the Deft. Was forfeited and did order the Payment thereof to the use of the Plt. towards the Satisvaction of the damages wch. The Plt. sustained by the sd slander.”

Early Pennsylvania Land Records, Minute Book F, pp 137-138, On-Line Genealogy Library database: “Pasiunk Patent. Richard Nicolls, Esqr., Principall Commissioner from his Ma’tye, in New England. Governor Generall, Under his highness James Duke of York and Albany, &c. of all his Territories in America, and Commander in Chief of all the forces employed by his Ma’ty to reduce the Dutch Nation and all their usurped lands and Plantations under his Ma’ties Obedience. To all to whom these present shall Come, Sendeth Greeting. Whereas there is a Certain piece or parcell of land Commonly Called or known by the Name of Pasiunk, Scituate, lying and being at Dellaware by the side of the Sculkill, Containing, by Estimation, one thousand Acres, be it more or less Bounded on the South with the main River, on the west with the Soulkill, on the North with the Plantation belonging to Peter Rambo, and upon the East by a Parcell of land Called Malboes Land; Now Know yee that by Virtue of the Commiss’n and authority unto me given, I have thought fitt to give and grant unto Rob’t Ashman, John Ashman, Thomas Jacob, Caleb Carman, Dunkin Williams, Francis Walker, Thomas Llewellyn, Frederick Anderson, Joshua Jacob, and Thomas Jacob, their Heirs and Assignes, the aforecited piece or parcell of land and premises with all singular heir appurtenance, To have and to hold the said piece or parcell of land and premises, unto the said Rob’t Ashman and his Associates before Mentioned, their Heirs and Assigns, unto the proper use and behoof of the said Robt Ashman and his Associates, their heeirs and Assigns for Ever. . .Given under my hand and Seal at fort James, in New York, on the Island of Manhatans, the first day of Jan’y in the Nineteenth Year of his Ma’ties Reign, Anoq Domini 1667.”* Reference: RootsWeb's WorldConnect - SmartCopy: Oct 21 2016, 19:35:39 UTC

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New York, United States
Age 35
Farmington, CT, USA