John Lewis Ashby

(before 1758 - 14 January 1802)
     John Lewis Ashby was born before 1758 in Bridgetown, Barbados. John Lewis may be the son baptised as John, son of Edward & Susanna, born 19 Sep 1748, bp 15 Sep 1758 X or the un-named son baptised in 1757. The middle name Lewis may be a link to the relationship to Louis Fullerton Mackinnnon, but Susanna's paternal grandmother was a Lewis. Both the Cuttings and Chase families used Lewis as a middle name.. He was the son of Edward Ashby and Susanna Cutting. John Lewis Ashby was christened on 15 September 1758 in Christ Church, Barbados. John was a doctor in Bridgetown, Barbados.
     John Lewis Ashby married Margaret Rebecca Vodry, daughter of Richard Farrell and Dorothy Vodry, on 30 March 1782 in St Michael, Bridgetown, Barbados. John Lewis Ashby to Margaret Rebecca Vodry. Banns having been duly published..
     In William Ashby's will dated 29 May 1793 in Christ Church, Barbados, John Lewis Ashby was named as executor of the estate.
     On 13 April 1796 7 mulattos/negroes were baptised "all the property of John Lewise Ashby".
     John Lewis Ashby made a will dated 28 November 1801 in St Michael, Bridgetown. 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.

     John died on 14 January 1802 in St Michael, Bridgetown Barbados. Jany 14th 1802. This evening at 25 minutes past ten o'clock died John Lewis Ashby, father of the aforesaid children, at his house in Bridgetown. He was buried on 15 January 1802 in St Michael, Bridgetown .
     His will was proved on 17 February 1802 at Pilgrim, Barbados.
     He kept a "Memorandum of the children" in the family bible which was added to after his death.

Children of John Lewis Ashby and Margaret Rebecca Vodry

John Lewis Ashby

(14 January 1829 - 27 February 1843)
     John Lewis Ashby was born on 14 January 1829 in Montego Bay, Jamaica. He was the son of Nathan Ashby and Sarah Harbourn Nowell. John Lewis Ashby was christened on 23 February 1829 in Montego Bay, St James parish, Jamaica.
     John died on 27 February 1843 in Edinburgh, aged 14. Died - at Edinbrugh, Feb 27, John Lewis, youngest son of Nathan Ashby, esq. Collector of HM Customs at Falmouth, Jamaica, and late of this island.

John Niles Ashby

(12 April 1776 - after August 1780)
     John Niles Ashby was christened on 12 April 1776 in St Michael, Bridgetown, Barbados. He was the son of John Ashby and Mary Niles.
     John Niles Ashby was mentioned in the will of Christopher Ashby dated 21 August 1780.
     John died after August 1780.

John William Ashby

(4 August 1785 - )
     John William Ashby was born on 4 August 1785 in Bridgetown, Barbados. He was the son of George Ashby and Mary Mason. John William Ashby was christened on 13 October 1785 in St Michael, Bridgetown. He was a slave owner on 7 March 1836 in Barbados. He had 2 slaves and was paid £67/19/4 in compensation.

Joseph Davis Ashby

(7 August 1848 - )
     Joseph Davis Ashby was christened on 7 August 1848 in St George's, Barbados. He was the son of Alexander Ashby and Sarah Elizabeth Bayley.

Julia Eliza Ashby

(28 August 1864 - )
     Julia Eliza Ashby was christened on 28 August 1864. She was the daughter of William Armstrong Ashby and Rebecca Keiling Valverde.

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.