Person:Robert Ashby (1)

Robert Ashby
  1. Robert Ashby1710 - 1792
  1. Winifred Ashby1741 - 1824
  2. Enoch Ashby1744 - bet 1790-1808
  3. Benjamin Ashbyabt 1750 - aft 1828
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Name Robert Ashby
Gender Male
Birth? 1710 Fauquier County, Virginia
Death? 27 February 1792 Delaplane, Fauquier County, Virginia

Robert Ashby was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

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Early Land Acquisition in Virginia

Acquisition of Land from Northern Neck Warrants & Surveys:


  • Robert Ashby of Frederick County, 22 Jan. 1750/51 - 8 Aug. 1751; 400 acres at the dividing line of Augusta & Frederick between the said counties on the blew Ridge between the waters of Sugar Tree Crk. & Hedgeman River; adj. William Hand. CC - Benjamin Ashby & Henry Ashby. Deed to be made out & paid by John Baylis. Surv. William Baylis. [Abstracts of Virginia's Northern Neck Warrants & Surveys, Orange & Augusta Counties, with Tithables, Delinquents, Petitioners, 1730-1754, Volume One, Peggy Smomo Joyner, pg. 19].


Will of Robert Ashby

Will of Robert Ashby of Fauquier, dated 2 June, 1790, probated 27 Feb., 1792.
To son Benjamin Ashby land on Shenandoah River, where the said Benjamin now resides.
Grandson William Ashby, son of Benjamin, when he arrives at the age of 21 years, a negro girl.
To son Enoch Ashby during his life the land wherein I now live, and after his death to my two grandsons Robert and Alexander, sons of Enoch; to be divided by a branch known by the name of Ann Churchill Spring branch, south side to grandson Robert, remainder to grandson Alexander.
Devises negroes to son Enoch, and afterwards to said Enoch's wife Sally, and then to their children. :To daughter Ann Farrow, 10 pounds. Grandson Bayles Ashby; granddaughter Molly Farganson; daughter Winifred Piper; two grandsons Martin and Thomas, sons of Nimrod Ashby.
Daughter Molly Athel; to son John Ashby negroes, and he to be executor, also to him one tract of land in Fauquier, adjoining George Ash and purchased of Martin Ashby, containing 100 acres.
Granddaughter Lucinda Ashby to whom he directs son John to give a negro; grandson Benjamin Farrow.
[Source: Virginia County records, Volume 1, pg. 121].
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