Kitty Ashby

(20 January 1793 - )
     Kitty Ashby was christened on 20 January 1793 in Christ Church, Barbados. She was the daughter of Robert Moore Ashby and Mary Arthur.
     Kitty Ashby married William Thomas Kirton on 9 April 1812 in Christ Church, Barbados.

Letitia Ashby

(21 May 1856 - )
     Letitia Ashby was christened on 21 May 1856 in St Michael, Bridgetown, Barbados. She was the daughter of Samuel William Ashby and Matilda Oxley.

Margaret Ashby

(6 October 1775 - 23 May 1826)
     Margaret Ashby was born on 6 October 1775 in St Michael, Bridgetown, Barbados. She was the daughter of William Ashby and Margaret Mary Salter Husbands.
     Margaret died on 23 May 1826 in Barbados, aged 50. On Monday last ... Miss Margaret Ashby.

Margaret Ann Ashby

(27 January 1811 - )
     Margaret Ann Ashby was christened on 27 January 1811 in Christ Church, Barbados. She was the daughter of Robert Cooper Ashby and Mary Ann Ashby.
     In Robert Cooper Ashby's will dated 4 November 1837 in Christ Church, Barbados, Margaret Ann Ashby was named as heir; I Robert Cooper Ashby of Christ Church... I give & devise unto Samule Brewster Ashby, son of Elizabeth Brewster, a free coloured woman and his heirs ... 'property' called 'Rural Felicity" in Christ Church and 6 acres adjoining ... forming part of my plantation called 'Burkes' ... until 21 ... The rest of my property 'Burke's' to be kept for 5 years intact then divided into 11 parts ... 3 parts to Mary Ann Ashby, free coloured woman, Robert Henry Ashby, free coloured man, Alice Christian Ashby, free coloured woman, to be equally divided between them. The remaining 8 parts to Elizabeth Mary Ashby, Margaret Ann Ashby, Thomas Cooper Ashby, Arabella Ann Ashby, William Armstrong Ashby, Caroline Kryzia Ashby, Alexander Lindsay Ashby, John George Ashby, free persons of colour, for their support, maintenance and education at the discretion of my executors. Executors: Robert Henry Ashby & Mary Ann Ashby. Witnessed by Samuel Husbands, Thomas William Eversley, William C Millard.
     Margaret Ann Ashby married William Pharon Thomas on 30 January 1840 in Christ Church, Barbados.
     In John George Ashby's will dated 30 August 1855 in Christ Church, Barbados, Margaret Ann Ashby was named as heir; John George Ashby of Christ Church, Esq. mentions his brothers & sisters: Robert Henry Ashby, Thomas Cooper Ashby, William Armstrong Ashby, Alice Christian Ashby, Elizabeth Mary Valverde, Margaret Ann Thomas, Arabella Ann Bentham.

Child of Margaret Ann Ashby and William Pharon Thomas

Margaret Nurse Ashby

(27 July 1828 - )
     Margaret Nurse Ashby was christened on 27 July 1828 in St George's, Barbados. She was the daughter of Francis Ashby and Margaret Ann Garnes.
     In Jane Ann Ashby's will dated 13 November 1841 in St George, Barbados, Margaret Nurse Ashby was named as heir; Jane Ann Ashby of St George mentions her nephew William Francis Ashby, and nieces Eliza Georgiana Ashby, Margaret Nurse Ashby, Mary Catherine Ashby, Sarah Caroline Ashby & Sophia Harriett Ashby ... all my property ... 2 acres 3 perches of land in St George abutting lands of Mary Elizabeth Ashby, Chrystotom Lewish and of lands of John Henry Nurse. She mentions her brother Francis Ashby and his wife Margaret Ann Ashby and her afsd nieces, her two nephews James Alexander Ashby & Samuel Ashby, during the years of their minority ... her nephew William Francis Ashby. Her executors were her brother Francis Ashby and nephews Thomas Ashby & William Francis Ashby. Signed on the 13 November 1841, witnessed by George Ashby & Catherine Ashby.
     Margaret Nurse Ashby married George Hunter Turney on 15 November 1855 in St George, Barbados.

Mary Ashby

(circa 1692 - before 6 April 1731)
     Mary Ashby was born circa 1692 in St Phillip, Barbados. She was the daughter of Unknown Ashby.
     Mary Ashby and Elizabeth Ashby were recorded in 1715 census in St Phillip, Barbados. Elizabeth Ashby, 25, spinster, Mary Ashby, aged 23, spinster.
     Mary Ashby made a will dated 6 February 1730/31. Will of Mary Ashby, spinster of St Phillip, signed Feb 6th 1730, Entered April 8 1731: cousin: Samuel Gitten's son, Joshua Gittens £50 at present in father's hand. Cousin: Rebecca Gittens £16. Cousin: Edward Gitten's son Samuel - £20 to buy him a negro. Cousin: Hannah Gittens £16. Cousin: Nathaniel Gitten's son, John £16. Cousin: Hannah Busehll, chest of drawers, saddle and one negro girl. Cousin: Joshue Bushell, a slave. Cousins: Georg Bushell jr., Hannah Bushel, Joshua Bushell and Henry Bushell. Executors: her cousins George Bushel and Samuel Gittens. Witnesses: Jno Pritchard, Edward Gittens, Edward Gill.
     Mary died before 6 April 1731 in St Phillip, Barbados.
     Her will was proved on 8 April 1731 at Barbados.

Mary Ashby

(before 1738 - after October 1760)
     Mary Ashby was born before 1738 in St Phillip, Barbados. She was the daughter of Thomas Ashby and Susannah Moore.
     Mary died after October 1760. Executor of her father's will..

Mary Ashby

(11 August 1766 - )
     Mary Ashby was born on 11 August 1766 in St Phillip, Barbados. She was christened on 12 August 1766 in St Phillip, Barbados. She was the daughter of Robert Ashby and Susanna Sisnett.

Mary Ashby

(before 23 November 1715 - )
     Mary Ashby was born before 23 November 1715 in St Phillip, Barbados. She was not mentioned in the 1715 census, and was less than 21 in March 1732 when her father made his will. Her mother died before 23 November 1715 presumably in childbirth. She was the daughter of John Ashby and Elizabeth or Dorothy Wiltshire.
     Mary Ashby was mentioned in the will of John Ashby dated 9 March 1732/33.

Mary Ashby

(13 March 1773 - )
     Mary Ashby was christened on 13 March 1773 in St Michael, Bridgetown, Barbados. She was the daughter of John Ashby and Mary Niles.
     Mary Ashby was mentioned in the will of Christopher Ashby dated 21 August 1780.

Mary Ashby

(8 May 1778 - after August 1780)
     Mary Ashby was born on 8 May 1778 in St Michael, Bridgetown, Barbados. She was the daughter of John Ashby and Mary Niles. Mary Ashby was christened on 15 June 1778 in St Michael, Bridgetown Barbados.
     Mary died after August 1780.

Mary Ashby

(5 August 1783 - )
     Mary Ashby was christened on 5 August 1783 in St Michael, Bridgetown, Barbados. She was the daughter of Cornelius Ashby and Sarah Mounter.

Mary Ashby

(27 February 1796 - )
     Mary Ashby was born on 27 February 1796 in Bridgetown, Barbados. She was the daughter of Samuel John Ashby and Jane Ann Riley. Mary Ashby was christened on 16 May 1796 in St Michael, Bridgetown, Barbados.
     Mary Ashby married Jonas Lyle Kirton before 1821 in Barbados.

Mary Ashby

(8 May 1778 - )
     Mary Ashby was born on 8 May 1778 in St Michael, Barbados. She was the daughter of Robert Moore Ashby and Mary Arthur. Mary Ashby was christened on 15 June 1778 in St Michael.

Mary Ann Ashby

( - before 27 February 1857)
     Mary Ann Ashby was born in Barbados. Mary Ann was a slave on the Burke Plantation.
     Mary Ann Ashby had a long term relationship with Robert Cooper Ashby, son of Robert Moore Ashby and Mary Arthur. See Andrea Stuart's book for details of this family. He also had 4 known children by another slave Sukey Ann.
     Mary Ann Ashby made a will dated 2 January 1846 in Barbados. The will of Mary Ann Ashby mentions her children and grandchildren: Robert Henry Ashby, Alice Christian Ashby, Elizabeth Mary Ashby, Margaret Ann Thomas, Thomas Cooper Ashby, Arabella Ann Bentham, William Armstrong Ashby, Alexander Lindsay Ashby, John George Ashby, Mary Ashby Valverde my grand daughter. The last two were under 21.
     Mary died before 27 February 1857 in Barbados.
     Her will was proved on 27 February 1857.

Children of Mary Ann Ashby and Robert Cooper Ashby

Mary Catherine Ashby

(25 November 1835 - )
     Mary Catherine Ashby was christened on 25 November 1835 in St George's, Barbados. She was the daughter of Francis Ashby and Margaret Ann Garnes.
     In Jane Ann Ashby's will dated 13 November 1841 in St George, Barbados, Mary Catherine Ashby was named as heir; Jane Ann Ashby of St George mentions her nephew William Francis Ashby, and nieces Eliza Georgiana Ashby, Margaret Nurse Ashby, Mary Catherine Ashby, Sarah Caroline Ashby & Sophia Harriett Ashby ... all my property ... 2 acres 3 perches of land in St George abutting lands of Mary Elizabeth Ashby, Chrystotom Lewish and of lands of John Henry Nurse. She mentions her brother Francis Ashby and his wife Margaret Ann Ashby and her afsd nieces, her two nephews James Alexander Ashby & Samuel Ashby, during the years of their minority ... her nephew William Francis Ashby. Her executors were her brother Francis Ashby and nephews Thomas Ashby & William Francis Ashby. Signed on the 13 November 1841, witnessed by George Ashby & Catherine Ashby.
     Mary Catherine Ashby married George James Garnes on 26 September 1860 in St George, Barbados.

Mary Christian Ashby

(25 September 1807 - )
     Mary Christian Ashby was christened on 25 September 1807 in St Phillip, Barbados. She was the daughter of George Thomas Ashby and Sarah Elizabeth Unknown (Ashby).
     Mary Christian Ashby married John Benjamin Merritt Edghill on 19 November 1833 in Christ Church, Barbados.

Mary Elizabeth Ashby

(say 1790 - before 30 April 1791)
     Mary Elizabeth Ashby was born say 1790. She was the daughter of Samuel John Ashby and Elizabeth Unknown (Ashby).
     Mary died before 30 April 1791 in Bridgetown, Barbados. She was buried on 30 April 1791 in St Michael, Bridgetown, Barbados.

Mary Elizabeth Ashby

( - after 10 June 1847)
     Mary Elizabeth Ashby was the daughter of Alexander Ashby and Mary Unknown (Ashby).
     Mary Elizabeth Ashby made a will dated 10 June 1847 in St George's, Barbados. The will of Mary Elizabeth Ashby of St George, spinster, who was weak in body, mentions having $500 in the West India Bank and her niece Mrs Frances Cummins Baker formerly F C Ashby (wife of Mr Samuel Baker) and daughter of Mr Francis Ashby. Samuel Baker to be executor.
     Mary died after 10 June 1847 in St George, Barbados.

Mary Elizabeth Ashby

     Mary Elizabeth Ashby married Robert John Cooper Thomas, son of William Pharon Thomas and Margaret Ann Ashby.

Mary Elizabeth Ashby (Sinckler)

(9 May 1785 - )
     Mary Elizabeth Ashby (Sinckler) was christened on 9 May 1785 in St Michael, Bridgetown, Barbados. She was the daughter of William Ashby and Elizabeth Jones.
     In William Ashby's will dated 29 June 1820 in St Michael, Bridgetown Barbados, Mary Elizabeth Ashby (Sinckler) was named as heir; William Ashby, senior, of St Michael, mentions his wife Elizabeth Honour Ashby, slaves, property in Marlhill Street in the town and parish of St Michael 850 pounds ... his daughter Mary Elizabeth Sinckler (wife of Dr James William Sinckler), his brother Samuel John Ashby, residue to his nephews and nieces to wit: George William Ashby, Mary Kirton (wife of Mr Jonas Lyle Kirton), Charlotte Ashby, Elizabeth Honour Ashby and William Ashby.

Mary Hart Ashby

(after 1731/32 - before 19 August 1751)
     Mary Hart Ashby was born after 1731/32. She was the daughter of William Ashby and Mary Unknown (Ashby).
     In William Ashby's will dated 20 December 1750 in St Phillip, Barbados, Mary Hart Ashby was named as heir; Will of William Ashby signed 20 Dec 1750 O.S. (sic) Entered 8 Feb O.S. (1751) - wife Mary Ashby - one half of estate real and personal during widowhood. She is to stand one half of the debts and maintenance of his children in a decent and frugal manner. Son George Ashby - £50 at 21 and 3 negroes; son John £100 at 21; daughter Dorothy Ashby £150 at 18; son Cornelius £100 at 21; daughter Mary Hart Ashby £150 at 18 years; son William, the other half of his estate, real and personal, and paying just debts and legacies, when due, and the whole estate at the death or intermarriage. Executor & executrix: his son William Ashby and wife Mary Ashby. His wife to be the guardian of his children with friends, John Gittens and John Wilson as friends-in-trust. Witnessed by John Vodry.
     Mary died before 19 August 1751 in St Phillip, Barbados. She was buried on 19 August 1751 in St Phillip, Barbados.

Mary Louisa Ashby

(23 January 1852 - )
     Mary Louisa Ashby was christened on 23 January 1852 in Christ Church, Barbados. She was the daughter of Samuel William Ashby and Lydia Unknown (Ashby).

Mary Louise Ashby

(circa 1867 - 19 January 1888)
     Mary Louise Ashby was born circa 1867. She was the daughter of Alexander Ashby and Mary Elizabeth Millicent Drayton.
     Mary died on 19 January 1888 in St George's, Barbados.

Mary Margaret Miller Ashby

(1791 - )
     Mary Margaret Miller Ashby was born in 1791 in Christ Church, Barbados. She was the daughter of William Ashby and Elizabeth Honour Wilkinson. Mary Margaret Miller Ashby was christened on 30 November 1799 in Christ Church, Barbados. As their parents were both deceased when they were baptised, they cannot be the children of William & Elizabeth Honour (Wilkinson).

Mrs Matthew Ashby

( - before 13 March 1690/91)
     Matthew died before 13 March 1690/91 in St Michael, Bridgetown, Barbados. She was buried on 13 March 1690/91 in St Michael, Bridgetown.

Miles Ashby

(5 October 1851 - )
     Miles Ashby was christened on 5 October 1851 in St John, Barbados. He was the son of Samuel William Ashby and Matilda Oxley.

Millicent O'Brien Ashby

(13 February 1872 - )
     Millicent O'Brien Ashby was christened on 13 February 1872 in St Michael, Bridgetown, Barbados. She was the daughter of James Alexander Ashby and Sarah O'Brien Crawford.

Nathan Ashby

(22 September 1788 - February 1847?)
     Nathan Ashby was born on 22 September 1788 in Bridgetown, Barbados. The family bible shows: September 22 1788 This morning at two o'clock (a.m.) Nathan Ashby, son to Jno Lewis & Margt Reba Ashby his wife was born.. He was the son of John Lewis Ashby and Margaret Rebecca Vodry. Nathan Ashby was christened on 19 May 1790 in St Michael, Bridgetown, Barbados.
     In John Lewis Ashby's will dated 28 November 1801 in St Michael, Bridgetown, Nathan Ashby was named as heir; In the name of God Amen, I John Lewis Ashby of the parish of St Michael & Island of Barbados abovesaid, Druggist, being of sound & disposing mind, memory and understanding ... my body I commit to the earth to be interred at the discretion of my executrix & executor herinafter named. My worldly goods ... all my English debts as I may owe ... Item whereas I above received a legacy of 200 pounds bequeathed by my late brother William Ashby to my son William Now I do give & bequeath unto my said son William over & beside his division of the residue of my estate 200 pounds current money. The said legacy & his share of my estate to in lieu of has been by me so received.

Item to my dearly beloved wife Margaret Rebecca my chaise and horse and also all my silverplate, furniture, linen and household stuff.


Item whereas I have lately purchases of Gibbes Walker Jordan Esq. a certain place called Gollings
(an 's' is inserted between the lls, Goslings?) ... land buildings appurtenances ... to my dear wife for the term of her natural life & after her decease I give and devise the same to my dear sons Nathan and William Ashby ... equally... (But Nathan may buy out William at 21 if Nathan declines, William may buy out Nathan at 21)

All the rest, residue and remainder of my estate I give, devise and bequeath unto my said wife Margaret Rebecca & my three children Dorothy (now the wife of Samuel Reddish Esq), Nathan & William equally ... such division on the appraisal of 5 neighbouring freeholders ... such division to be when my eldest son shall attain 21 years. In case either of my children die under age & without issue ... to my wife and remaining children
equally.

And I do declare that what I have given to my said wife is in full lieu, bar and recompense of all dower & thirds which she may claim or be entitled to out of my
estate.

Executors my said wife my fiends Renn Harriden & Nathaniel Nowell Esq. executors and guardians over the bodies and estate of my children. Signed 28 November 1801. Witnesses: William Eversly, R Taylor.

     Nathan Ashby married Sarah Harbourn Nowell on 8 June 1813 in St Michael, Bridgetown, Barbados. The Barbados Mercury & Bridgetown gazette reported: Married On Tuesday last, N. Ashby Esq of the Customs of this port to Miss Sarah Nowell. Nathan Ashby was mentioned in a letter from George Canning dated 26 1825. Geo Canning to Mrs Reddish: London, March 13 1825, Dear Madam, The inclosed Memorandum, with the letter which accompanies it, will shew you what remains to be done to enable Mr Ashby to take possession of his office in Tobago. The first point (the Memorial to the Board of Customs) I can get done for you; but as to the other two, Mr Ashby's friends must take the necessary steps themselves. I apprehend that if Mr Ashby was born in Barbados the customs, upon a certificate of the fact & of Mr Ashby's age might be induced not to insist upon waiting for the production of the regular certificate of baptism from Barbados, but of this I am not sure. I am, dear Madam, Geo Canning.
     May 16 1825, Dear Madam, I am now enabled to offer to Mr Ashby, the office of Comptroller at St Vincent, Geo Canning. Mrs Reddish.
     Letter from London, May 17 1825 to Mrs Reddish: Dear Madam, I believe I said by mistake St Vincents in my letter of yesterday. It is St Lucia. Believe me, dear Madam, G C.
     1826 June 16 Letter to Mrs Reddish from Geo Canning: I return the letter which you have inclosed to me from which I ... yours which accompanied it, I am sorry to hear that your brother's appointment has not ... his expectations. I have no means of ascertaining any thing beyond what ....
     1826 Envelope from Geo Canning, London August 18th to Mrs Reddish, Lower Redland, Bristol - Dorothy must have visited England for this correspondence. Nathan was the Comptroller of Customs in St Lucia, West Indies, in 1825. There are files relating to Nathaniel Ashby, customs house official of Jamaica at the PRO. He was a slave owner on 29 February 1836 in St James parish, Jamaica. Nathan Ashby had 4 slaves and was awarded £116/12/6 in compensation. He was a slave owner on 18 April 1836 in Barbados. He had 4 slaves and was paid £54/7/6 in compensation. This may refer to Nathan Lewis Ashby, but he is probably too young.
     At Kingston, Jamaica, on 8 Feb in her 91st year, Mrs May Judith Nowell, relict of the late Nathaniel Nowell of this island and mother in law of Nathan Ashby esq. Collector of Customs, Falmouth, Jamaica.
     Nathan died in February 1847? In Jamaica, aged 58. ... The excellent father of the above deceased youth, an old, valued friend of ours, departed this life in Februrary just a few days after his return to Jamaica from England, whither he had been for many months in pursuit of health.
There is a tomb at Bath of Rev Nathan Ashby who died n 1847:
Ashby Tomb, Bath and North East Somerset. Grade: II
Date Listed: 5 December 2011
English Heritage Building ID: 1405945

OS Grid Reference: ST7583763600
OS Grid Coordinates: 375837, 163600
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3709, -2.3485

Locality: Bath and North East Somerset
County: Bath and North East Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA2 5AF

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Summary
Chest tomb. 1847.
Reason for Listing
*     Architectural interest: as a good quality Gothic Revival tomb, resembling the Grade II listed Tottenham Tomb to the north of the cemetery;
*     Historic interest and group value: located within Abbey Cemetery, a Grade II* Registered Park and Garden, and forms part of a collection of listed funerary monuments which reflect the social, economic and aesthetic life of Bath in the second half of the C19.
History
Ashby was born in Barbados and is described as ‘late of St Michael’s Church, Kingston, Jamaica’. He lived at Combe Down, Monkton Combe. The tomb resembles the Tottenham Tomb [qv]. Situated in section VI.C.21.
Details: Chest tomb of the Rev Nathan Ashby (d.1847). 1847. Pennant stone, grey granite lid. Gothic revival style with blind arcading to sides with trefoil-headed tracery.
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Children of Nathan Ashby and Sarah Harbourn Nowell

Rev Nathan Ashby

(circa 1815 - September 1853)
     Rev Nathan Ashby was born circa 1815 in West Indies. He was the son of Nathan Ashby and Sarah Harbourn Nowell. Nathan was a clergyman at Jamaica, in 1838. Nathan Ashby and W N Ashby (who was a curate at St James - Montego Bay were listed in the Letters and papers of individual missionaries, catechists and others - C.W./0,13-100 of the Church Missionary Society, who were in Jamaica prior to and during 1838
The printed register of Church Missionary Society Clerical and Lay missionaries describes him as Nathan Ashby, of Jamaica. 1838, taken up in Jamaica as a catechist. 1841 ordained deacon by Bishop of Jamaica. In local connexion. 1842, transferred to colonial establishment, and connexion closed, on the withdrawal of the Mission. The West Indies Mission catalogue of the CMS describes him as the brother of W N Ashby: Jamaica, Birman Wood (St George) 1838; Elstree (Manchester) 1839; Salt Savannah 1840 [closed down October 1840]; Normal School, the Grove, St Andrews) 1840-41; Kinston 1850. He is mentioned in letters 1840 & 1850, and quarterly reports 1838-1840. He christened Louis Fullarton Mackinnon on 3 November 1848 in Kingston, Surrey, Jamaica. He was baptised by Nathan Ashby. Nathan Reverend Nathan Ashby, island curate, St. Michael's Chapel at Kingstown, in 1851. He christened Ellen Mary Mackinnon on 9 February 1852 in Jamaica. Ellen Mary, born 18 August 1851, daughter of Lewis Fullarton MacKinnon of Halse Hall, and Sarah his wife, by the Rev Nathan Ashby.
She married Charles Frederick Douet on 17 Jan 1882 at Kingston.
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     Nathan's death was registered in the quarter ending in September 1853 in Bath, Somerset.

Child of Rev Nathan Ashby