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.
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.

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.
     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 - 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.
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 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 Lucea, Jamaica, West Indies, in December 1825. There are files relating to Nathaniel Ashby, customs house official of Jamaica at the PRO.
     Nathan Ashby travelled to Jamaica, West Indies, in December 1825 per the "Perserverance". The Royal gazette of Jamaica on 10 Dec 1825 p. 25, reported:
Passengers arrived. In the Perseverance:—Nathan Ashby, Esq. Mrs. Ashby, and six children". 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 1847? In Jamaica. ... 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..

Children of Nathan Ashby and Sarah Harbourn Nowell

Rev Nathan Ashby

(circa 1818 - 25 August 1853)
     Rev Nathan Ashby was born circa 1818 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 on 25 August 1853 in Bath, Somerset.

Nathan Lewis Ashby

(19 November 1801 - )
     Nathan Lewis Ashby was christened on 19 November 1801 in St Michael, Bridgetown, Barbados. He may be the father of Sarah Elizabeth Ashby, daughter of Nathan & Agnes Ashby, christened 30 Dec 1845 at St Catherine's, Middlesex, Jamaica. He was the son of George Ashby and Mary Mason.

Patriarch Ashby

Children of Patriarch Ashby

Richard Ashby

(before 1655 - )
     Richard Ashby married Margaret Reeves. Richard Ashby was born before 1655. He witnessed the will of Peter Hunt on 4 January 1674/75 in St George's, Barbados. Richard witnessed the will of Peter Hunt, of St George's parish. He witnessed the will of Teage Honan on 7 June 1679 in St George, Barbados.
     Richard Ashby was mentioned in a deed dated 20 June 1681 in St George, Barbados. Deed of Richard & Margaret Ashby signed 20 June 1681 - Richard & Margaret Ashby of the parish of St George Barbados, sold to Robert Park of St George 1/2 acre of land for £8. The boundaries on the land of private people are given in the deed. Should the heirs of Richard Ashby ever give trouble to the heirs of Robert Park, they are to pay them £16. Witnesses: Ralfe R Raine, George Sadleir & William Bradhewise. Proved 1 July 1681.
     Richard died in Barbados.

Robert Ashby

(before 1745 - )
      A Robert Taylor Ashby, son of Robert Ashby was buried in 1791 - the dates have been torn from original.. Robert Ashby was born before 1745 in St Phillip, Barbados. He was mentioned as son of Thomas in his grandfather's will 1760.. He was the son of Thomas Ashby and Sarah Unknown (Ashby).
     Robert Ashby was mentioned in the will of Thomas Ashby dated 18 October 1760.
     In George Ashby's will dated 17 February 1787 in Barbados, Robert Ashby was named as executor of the estate.

Robert Ashby

(before 1727 - )
     Robert Ashby was born before 1727 in St Phillip, Barbados. He was the son of Thomas Ashby and Susannah Moore.
Robert Ashby married Susanna Sisnett on 11 February 1747/48 in St Phillip, Barbados.
     Robert Ashby was mentioned in the will of Thomas Ashby dated 18 October 1760.
A Robert Ashby jr. witnessed deed between Elizabeth Taylor and George Ashby of St Philip 11 Mar 1766, his son Robert would be too young.

Children of Robert Ashby and Susanna Sisnett

Robert Cooper Ashby

(29 June 1776 - before 30 October 1839)
     Robert Cooper Ashby was born on 29 June 1776 in Bridgetown, Barbados. He was the son of Robert Moore Ashby and Mary Arthur. Robert Cooper Ashby was christened on 15 December 1776 in Christ Church.
     Robert Cooper Ashby had a long term relationship with Mary Ann Burke from circa 1795 in Barbados.
     Robert Cooper Ashby had a long term relationship with Mary Ann Ashby. See Andrea Stuart's book for details of this family. He also had 4 known children by another slave Sukey Ann. Robert Cooper Ashby was a slave owner between 1834 and 1836 in Barbados. He made 3 claims for compensation and was granted £4,293/12/5 for 217 slaves, £116/10/4 for 6 slaves and £691/6/7 for 34 slaves.
     Robert Cooper Ashby made a will dated 4 November 1837 in Christ Church, Barbados. 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. He added a codicil to his will on 12 December 1838?. It stated that he has since purchased from John Randall Phillips Esq. land called Brettons....
     Robert died before 30 October 1839 in Barbados. In the 1839 Index to Plantation Owners, Robert Cooper Ashby is mentioned as manager for both Britton's & Burke's Estates in 1839, and as deceased for Burke's in 1846.
     His will was proved on 30 October 1839 at Barbados.

Child of Robert Cooper Ashby and Mary Ann Burke

Children of Robert Cooper Ashby and Mary Ann Ashby

Children of Robert Cooper Ashby

Child of Robert Cooper Ashby and Elizabeth Brewster

Robert Cooper Ashby

(19 March 1857 - )
     Robert Cooper Ashby was christened on 19 March 1857 in Christ Church, Barbados. He was the son of Samuel Brewster Ashby and Anna Maria Carrington.

Robert Henry Ashby

(say 1800 - )
     Robert Henry Ashby was born say 1800. He was the son of Robert Cooper Ashby and Mary Ann Ashby.
     In Robert Cooper Ashby's will dated 4 November 1837 in Christ Church, Barbados, Robert Henry Ashby was named as heir.
     In John George Ashby's will dated 30 August 1855 in Christ Church, Barbados, Robert Henry Ashby was named as heir.

Robert Moore Ashby

(26 December 1759 - )
     Robert Moore Ashby was born in 1745. He was christened on 26 December 1759 in St Phillip, Barbados. He was the son of Robert Ashby and Susanna Sisnett.
Robert Moore Ashby married Mary Arthur on 24 December 1774 in Christ Church, Barbados.

Children of Robert Moore Ashby and Mary Arthur

Samuel Ashby

      Received Power of Attorney in June 1659 with William Ashby.