Deborah Ashby

(28 January 1654/55 - )
     Deborah Ashby was christened on 28 January 1654/55 in St Phillip, Barbados. She was the daughter of George Ashby and Deborah Unknown.
     In George Ashby's will dated 3 October 1672 in St Phillip, Deborah Ashby was named as heir.
Deborah Ashby married William Peacock before 1679 in Barbados.
     Deborah Ashby was mentioned in the will of Ronald Hotton dated 28 June 1679. Deborah Ashby was mentioned in a deed dated 17 April 1690 in St Phillip, Barbados. Deed of George Ashby of St Philip, signed 17 April 1690, proved 20 March 1691: Deborah Hilton, a widow of the parish of St Philip, and the mother of George Ashby, made unto her said son all her estate by a deed of gift. In consideration of this fact, Geo Ashby undertook that she should be paid the annual sum of £12 during her life on Feb 1. Further George Ashby undertook that within a year of his mother's death that there should be paid to Elizabeth, Susannah & Deborah Peacock, the children of his (George Ashby's) sister, Deborah Peacock, the full sum of £50. For the better security of these payments, he had sold unto the said Deborah Hilton 5 negroes and 2 acres of land in the parish of St Philip bounding on the lands of the said George Ashby. Witnesses by Ambrose Niles & John Nusum.

Children of Deborah Ashby and William Peacock

Deborah Ashby

(8 December 1695 - )
     Deborah Ashby was christened on 8 December 1695 in St Phillip, Barbados. She was the daughter of George Ashby and Dorothy T Nusum.
     Deborah Ashby was recorded on 22 July 1715 census in St Phillip, Barbados. Deborah Ashby, spinster, (x'ber next) aged 18. The preceding family were the Huttsons.
Deborah Ashby married Cornelius Rosbotham on 30 March 1730 in St Phillip, Barbados.

Deborah Ashby

     Deborah Ashby was born in St Phillip, Barbados. She was the daughter of William Ashby and Elizabeth Hunt. Deborah Ashby and William Ashby and Thomas Ashby were beneficiaries in William Ashby's will proved 6 June 1692.

Dorothy Ashby

(18 February 1783 - 23 July 1856)
     Dorothy Ashby was born on 18 February 1783 in Bridgetown, Barbados. The family bible states: February 18 1783 Dorothy Ashby - daughter to Jno Lewis Ashby & Margarett Rebecca his wife - was born at half past seven o'clock p.m. She was the daughter of John Lewis Ashby and Margaret Rebecca Vodry. Dorothy Ashby was christened on 20 February 1783 in St Michael, Bridgetown, Barbados. Dorothy, daughter of John Lewis [Ashby] and Margaret his wife, born 18th inst.
     In William Ashby's will dated 29 May 1793 in Christ Church, Barbados, Dorothy Ashby was named as heir.
Dorothy Ashby married Samuel Reddish, son of Samuel Reddish and Mary Ann Costello, on 31 August 1800 in St Michael, Bridgetown, Barbados. Married August 31 1800 Dorothy Ashby, daughter of John Lewis Ashby and Margaret Rebecca his wife to Samuel Reddish Esq. Comptroller of His Majesties Customs, Bridge Town, Barbados.
     In John Lewis Ashby's will dated 28 November 1801 in St Michael, Bridgetown, Dorothy Reddish was named as heir.
Julian Crowe wrote: In 1806 Dorothy and Samuel visited England, bringing at least one child with them, a daughter. George Canning refers to her as his god-daughter, and seems to imply that she was christened while the family were in England.. She was widowed on 13 August 1812 on the death of her husband Samuel Reddish.
     Dorothy Ashby travelled to England? in June 1813. Royal Gazette of Jamaica 19 June 1813, p. 19/9: Secretary's Office. Names of Persons intending to leave the Island: June 12.. Dorothy Reddish, Trelawny.
     Dorothy Ashby received a letter from George Canning dated 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. Dorothy Ashby was a slave owner on 7 December 1835 in St James parish, Jamaica. Dorothy Reddish had 3 slaves and was paid £77/17/1 in compensation.
     In her diary dated August 1852 it was recorded: The question as to a home was decided, a skilful physician a kind and friendly surgeon had equally come to the conclusion that the climate of Brighton? would not suit my mother - what then was to be done? Barbadoes, with the friendly, social people was too warm, Jamaica, Earth's paradise as to natural advantages, was too ... and too degen.., Madeira too expensive for poor people a Catholic country too and ... where a school mistress aught not be ... and while a widow's son might find no opening for his energies no ... for his inde... Australia the modern El Dorado seemed to offer the best prospects even to us so that... ... our dear friend Mr ... this conviction he daily strove to impress upon my mother's friends. When she shrank from accounting/encountering the difficulties of a strange land and? became nervous from the apparition of traversing the torrid zone our ... ... tried early... in turn to bring her to his opinion which at length she agreed with him, that it would be desirable for me to see the famous? ... Miss Chisholm, and leave ... for the inc... vessels equipped by the Family Colonisation Society might approach the comforts ... to an... and the ... respectability indispensable for gentlewomen.
     The morning the bustle and the ... of the ... was.. s... I was dis... from the Waterloo Station located in a .. ... and .. ...a fine ...to... the end of July ... .. at ... at an insignificant street in Islington at which ... the ... before was had attended with anxious hearts to hear the verdict which this lady prov... upon this prospect and chance of success. I had expected to see a respectable ... son and to be received by our ... ... on her the ... of gentlewoman I was disappointed, a shabby dirty old woman answered my knock and ushered me into a parlour which seemed to have been long ... to any ... in the house maids labours. This was Mrs Chisholm's office. In a s.. ... the lady made her appearance she was dressed in black, and her hair drawn straight back from her forehead showed the whole extent of a heavy Chinese looking face. Pa... she listened to the detail of any ... and wishes or the subject of our acc.. ... and then she began to speak and to smile and the s... was like a sunbeam lightening and beautifying her face _ which before wasto ... To my enquiry whether the plan of the Society's ships admitted of additional space and comfort being had for additional expense Mrs Chisholm said she thought they did and ... ... see to ... sl.. then and fitting at the East India Docks after which she would see me again. To the East India Docks I therefore ... and after up and ... and in and out in every imaginable direction we ...search .. was at that ... to ... the Chalmers lay - crowds of dirty looking people were going in and out of her and unnoticed and unaided my child and I made our way among the throng. And was it in such a den as this that we are to make our home was the question I asked myself as with difficulty we progressed among open hatches and carpenters tools. The question was only to be solved in the negation and the following evening punctual to my appointment, I was at Charlton Crescent just as the clock struck six. and thought the lady will have been put off the Official and be disencumbered of the d..t and shreds by which she was surrounded - vain hopes - the Portress, the little parlour and Mrs Chisholm herself was just as I had seen them before - and after a little ineffectual talk and a direction to see the Ballenglish which was outfitting at Southampton I took my leave of the originator of the Family Colonisation Society. No practicable effort was to be ... which might further the great object we had in view. To Southampton therefore we went and to the Bellenglish which we found very superior in size and accommodation to the Chalmers. My tale was told - accommodation was ... for an invalid lady who had been accustomed to comfort and could not be ...ed as the emigrants generally were. The owner or the agents were all accommodation - such a case had never before come under their notice but they did not think there would be any objection to their meeting our needs. The owner Mr. T with bustling and good natured alacrity led us into two cabins opening into the saloon which he said might be spared we could have these, doubtless there could be no other passengers in that part of the ship, so that we should have the saloon to ourselves except when the officers were at their meals, and if we could be satisfied with the ships fare the expenses could be supposed be moderate.
The prospect was delightful. I left the Ballenglish full of hope and after one or two days more in London to show my child those great national monuments of Westminster Abbey and St Pauls returned to the sweet and pleasant home in which I had so lately entered and which I was so soon to leave.
Oh how disappointing are the hopes of Earths - How is that hope depends which maketh the heart seek sweet though sad had been the ... with which but there I had taken this lovely house it is f... token comfort it that long been my hearts fond ... to ... was ...in the Bristol Vol His letter just ... from the calls of mortality. Got he had left ... ius a legacy the support the ta.. the .. of his three children and the comfort of their dear mother. He had sacrificed every thing to me - was altogether dependant .. the remaining years of his existence - and fondly though painfully were whose remaining bonds to life interwoven with the b... so painfully discovered, which had first found me to this quiet secluded spot. cherished hopes - it remained only to pay bills, to extricate myself from a years engagements for ... to pack up that ought well be taken, to sacrifice what has been ... bought - to plant flowers over the graves so the departed and ... to .. to the stranger land.

     Dorothy immigrated with the family to Victoria, Australia, on 12 December 1852 per "Washington Irving". Dorothy was a teacher in her private school, Williamstown.
     Dorothy died on 23 July 1856 in Williamstown, Victoria, Australia, aged 73. She was buried on 26 July 1856 in Williamstown. Her remains were removed to Kew 26 Sep 1899.
At her wedding Daisy Dempster wore a pearl necklet that had been worn by her great grandmother - possibly Dorothy's as she came to Victoria whereas her paternal line stayed in England.

Child of Dorothy Ashby and Samuel Reddish

Dorothy Ashby

(19 January 1693/94 - before 22 June 1736?)
     Dorothy Ashby was christened on 19 January 1693/94 in St Phillip, Barbados. She was the daughter of George Ashby and Dorothy T Nusum.
Living alone as spinster in the 1715 census of St Philip, aged 18 X'ber next.
     Dorothy died before 22 June 1736? In St Phillip, Barbados. She was buried on 22 June 1736 in St Phillip, Barbados. Which Dorothy?

Dorothy Ashby

(after 1731/32 - )
     Dorothy Ashby was born after 1731/32 in St Phillip, Barbados. She was the daughter of William Ashby and Mary Unknown (Ashby).
     In William Ashby's will dated 20 December 1750 in St Phillip, Barbados, Dorothy Ashby was named as heir.
Dorothy Ashby married Thomas Riley on 16 July 1761 in St Joseph, Barbados.

Dorothy Rebecca Ashby

(26 August 1829 - )
     Dorothy Rebecca Ashby was christened on 26 August 1829 in St Michael, Bridgetown, Barbados. She was the daughter of George William Ashby and Rebecca Joanna Unknown (Ashby).
     In George William Ashby's will dated 8 April 1832 in St George's, Barbados, Dorothy Rebecca Ashby was named as heir.
     In John Jarrott Ashby's will dated 8 January 1855 in St George, Barbados, Dorothy Rebecca Ashby was named as heir.
     In Rebecca Joanna Unknown (Ashby)'s will dated 20 August 1855 in St Michael, Bridgetown Barbados, Dorothy Rebecca Ashby was named as heir.
Dorothy Rebecca Ashby married John David Nicholls on 1 October 1859 in St Michael, Bridgetown Barbados.

Edgar Osborne Ashby

(circa 1853 - )
     Edgar Osborne Ashby was born circa 1853 in Barbados. He was the son of Alexander Ashby and Sarah Elizabeth Bayley.
     Edgar Osborne Ashby and Alfred Alexander Ashby were recorded on the 1871 census in Rotherfield Greys, Oxfordshire. Edgar O Ashby aged 18 & Alfred A Ashby 22 were students & lodgers with the Nurse family.
     Edgar matriculated at Oxford on 23 January 1872. Second son of Alexander Ashby of Barbados, arm. Merton College, Matric Jan 23 1872 aged 19, of the Middle Temple 29 Jan 1872.
Edgar Osborne Ashby married Elizabeth Lillian Wilson (Stevens) on 26 July 1886 in Fisherton Anger, Wiltshire.

Edward Ashby

(before 1760 - before 6 August 1783)
     Edward Ashby was born before 1760.
Edward Ashby married Elizabeth Durant on 10 March 1781 in Christ Church, Barbados.
     Edward died before 6 August 1783 in St Michael, Bridgetown, Barbados. He was buried on 6 August 1783 in St Michael, Bridgetown Barbados. Edward, husband of Elizabeth Ashby.

Edward Ashby

(before 1665 - )
     Edward Ashby was born before 1665.

Child of Edward Ashby

Edward Ashby

( - before 1 January 1684/85)
     Edward Ashby was the son of Edward Ashby.
     Edward died before 1 January 1684/85 in St John, Barbados. He was buried on 1 January 1684/85 in St John.

Edward Ashby

(circa 1714 - after 1765)
     Edward Ashby was born circa 1714 in St Phillip, Barbados. He was the son of Thomas Ashby and Susannah Moore. Edward Ashby was recorded on the 1715 census in the household of Thomas Ashby and Susannah Moore in St Phillip, Barbados. Edward Ashby was christened on 1 November 1717 in St Phillip, Barbados.
Edward Ashby married Susanna Cutting, daughter of John Cutting and Elizabeth Chase, on 30 June 1740 in Christ Church, Barbados.
     In Thomas Ashby's will dated 18 October 1760 in St Phillip, Edward Ashby was named as heir.
     Edward died after 1765.
     Edward Ashby was mentioned in a deed dated 20 November 1765 in Christ Church, Barbados. Counter deed of Edward Ashby of Christ Church signed 20 Nov 1765: Barbara Husbands of St Michael for £510 in fee simple sold to Edward Ashby 10.5 acres in Christ Church. Witnesses Robert Scott, Nathan Durant, Henry Lewis Cutting. Proved 20 Nov 1765, entered 21 Nov 1765.

Children of Edward Ashby and Susanna Cutting

Edward Ashby

(14 February 1774 - )
     Edward Ashby was born on 14 February 1774 in St Michael, Bridgetown, Barbados. He was the son of George Ashby and Mary Mason. Edward Ashby was christened on 23 November 1780 in St Michael, Bridgetown.

Eliza Georgina Ashby

(25 January 1829 - )
     Eliza Georgina Ashby was christened on 25 January 1829 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, Eliza Georgina Ashby was named as heir.

Elizabeth Ashby

(24 October 1650 - before 1672)
     Elizabeth Ashby was christened on 24 October 1650 in St Phillip, Barbados. She was the daughter of George Ashby and Deborah Unknown.
     Elizabeth died before 1672. She was not mentioned in her father's will dated 3 October 1672.

Elizabeth Ashby

(circa 1708 - after October 1760)
     Elizabeth Ashby was born circa 1708 in St Phillip, Barbados. She was the daughter of Thomas Ashby and Susannah Moore. Elizabeth Ashby was christened on 8 August 1710 in St Phillip, Barbados. She was recorded on the 1715 census in the household of Thomas Ashby and Susannah Moore in St Phillip, Barbados.
Elizabeth Ashby married Thomas Shepherd before 1760 in Barbados.
     Elizabeth Ashby was mentioned in the will of Thomas Ashby dated 18 October 1760.
     Elizabeth died after October 1760.

Elizabeth Ashby

(circa 1690 - before 24 May 1722)
     Elizabeth Ashby was born circa 1690 in St Phillip, Barbados. She was the daughter of Unknown Ashby.
     Elizabeth Ashby and Mary Ashby were recorded in 1715 census in St Phillip, Barbados. Elizabeth Ashby, 25, spinster, Mary Ashby, aged 23, spinster.
     Elizabeth Ashby made a will dated 1722. Will of Elizabeth Ashby of St Phillip, dated and proved 1722, mentions her sister Mary and cousins Hannah & George Bushell, jnr.
     Elizabeth died before 24 May 1722 in St Phillip, Barbados.
     Her will was proved on 24 May 1722 at Barbados.

Elizabeth Ashby

(circa 1740 - )
     Elizabeth Ashby was born circa 1740 in Barbados. She was the daughter of Edward Ashby and Susanna Cutting. Elizabeth Ashby was christened in May 1758 in Christ Church, Barbados.

Elizabeth Ashby

(circa 1750 - after August 1780)
     Elizabeth Ashby was born circa 1750. She was the daughter of Christopher Ashby and Elizabeth Smith.
Elizabeth Ashby married Thomas Niles, son of Thomas Niles and Elizabeth Cutting, on 15 April 1772 in St Phillip, Barbados.
     In Christopher Ashby's will dated 21 August 1780 in St Phillip, Barbados, Elizabeth Ashby was named as executrix of the estate; Will of Christopher Ashby of St Philip signed 21 Aug 1780 - His estate to be divided into 2 equal parts : daughter Elizabeth Niles, wife of Thomas Niles, 1/2 estate is for his said daughter Elizabeth Niles and her heirs; grandchildren - the other half to be divided equally between John Niles Ashby & Mary Ashby, son and daughter of John Ashby & Mary Ashby, formerly Mary Niles, spinster. John Niles Ashby is to have his share at 21 and Mary hers at 18. In case of death of either of these, such share to go to his grandson John Niles, son of Thomas & Elizabeth Niles. Execs - Thomas Niles, son-in-law & daughter Elizabeth Niles. John Niles Ashby & Mary Ashby guardians of his grand-children.
     Elizabeth died after August 1780. In August 1780 she was described as the wife of Thomas Niles..

Children of Elizabeth Ashby and Thomas Niles

Elizabeth Ashby

(24 June 1711 - )
     Elizabeth Ashby was christened on 24 June 1711 in St Phillip, Barbados. She was the daughter of John Ashby and Elizabeth or Dorothy Wiltshire. George, John and Elizabeth was listed as a child of John Ashby in the in 1715 census in St Phillip, Barbados.
     In John Ashby's will dated 9 March 1732/33 in St George's, Barbados, Elizabeth Ashby was named as heir.

Elizabeth Ashby

(14 October 1791 - before 4 February 1793)
     Elizabeth Ashby was born on 14 October 1791 in Bridgetown, Barbados. She was the daughter of Samuel John Ashby and Elizabeth Unknown (Ashby). Elizabeth Ashby was christened on 28 May 1792 in St Michael, Bridgetown.
     Elizabeth died before 4 February 1793 in Bridgetown, Barbados. She was buried on 4 February 1793 in St Michael, Bridgetown .

Elizabeth Ashby

(circa 1777 - before 8 July 1787)
     Elizabeth Ashby was born circa 1777 in St Phillip, Barbados. She was the daughter of William Ashby and Christian Malsworth.
     Elizabeth died before 8 July 1787 in St Phillip, Barbados. She was buried on 8 July 1787 in St Phillip, Barbados.

Elizabeth Ashby

(28 February 1780 - )
     Elizabeth Ashby was born on 28 February 1780 in Bridgetown, Barbados. She was the daughter of George Ashby and Mary Mason. Elizabeth Ashby was christened on 23 November 1780 in St Michael, Bridgetown.

Elizabeth Augusta Ashby

(3 January 1822 - )
     Elizabeth Augusta Ashby was also known as Elizabeth Augusta Angelina Ashby in records. She was born on 3 January 1822 in St George, Barbados. She was the daughter of Francis Ashby and Margaret Ann Garnes. Elizabeth Augusta Ashby was christened on 14 April 1822 in St George, Barbados.
Elizabeth Augusta Ashby married Chrysostom Lewis on 30 December 1840 in St George's, Barbados.

Children of Elizabeth Augusta Ashby and Chrysostom Lewis

Elizabeth Hart Ashby

(22 April 1780 - )
     Elizabeth Hart Ashby was christened on 22 April 1780 in Christ Church, Barbados. She was the daughter of Cornelius Ashby and Sarah Mounter.

Elizabeth Honour Ashby

(before 1820 - )
     Elizabeth Honour Ashby was born before 1820. She was the daughter of Samuel John Ashby and Mary Gibson.
     In William Ashby's will dated 29 June 1820 in St Michael, Bridgetown, Barbados, Elizabeth Honour Ashby was named as heir.

Elizabeth Rice Ashby

(1789 - )
     Elizabeth Rice Ashby was born in 1789 in Barbados. She was the daughter of William Ashby and Elizabeth Honour Wilkinson. Elizabeth Rice Ashby was christened on 30 November 1799 in Christ Church, Barbados. Elizabeth Rice Ashby, daughter of William Ashby and Elizabeth, both deceased, aged 10 years. As their parents were both deceased when they were baptised, they cannot be the children of William & Elizabeth Honour (Wilkinson).

Ella Norman Ashby

(13 December 1866 - )
     Ella Norman Ashby was christened on 13 December 1866 in St Michael, Bridgetown, Barbados. She was the daughter of James Alexander Ashby and Sarah O'Brien Crawford.

Emily Ashby

(22 July 1838 - before 1841?)
     Emily Ashby was christened on 22 July 1838 in St George's, Barbados. She was the daughter of Francis Ashby and Margaret Ann Garnes.
     Emily died before 1841?. She was not mentioned in his aunt Jane Ann's will.

Emma Caroline Ashby

(27 April 1870 - )
     Emma Caroline Ashby was christened on 27 April 1870 in St Michael, Bridgetown, Barbados. She was the daughter of James Alexander Ashby and Sarah O'Brien Crawford.