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Ashlock Time Line Prior to 1800

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Ashlock Time Line Prior to 1800

Posted: 2 Feb 2003 4:34PM GMT
Classification: Biography
Edited: 24 Jan 2004 2:37PM GMT
Surnames: ASHLOCK
The following time line has been created by this compiler over several years of doing Ashlock family research. It is being shared to help others who are doing research on the same family. Please do not respond to this message unless you have an addition or correction; and if you do, when you respond, please state the year, the fact and your source. Please do not submit information where your source is another individual.

1683-1685 VIRGINIA:
JOHN ASHLOCK, age 26, emigrated from London, England to VA as an apprentice bound to Archibald Archer as found on the apprentice records for the Fishmongers' Company. The clerk at the Fishmongers Company of London apparently assisted the Town Clerk of London in listing apprentices bound for foreign lands. The undated list was later found & the author of the book felt that it must have been generated between 1683-1685. (Source 1: The Complete Book of Emigrants 1661-1699 by Peter Wilson Coldham, Copyright 1990 & Published by Genealogical Publishing Co.)

1700: NEW KENT COUNTY, VA:
JOHN ASHLOOKER (note spelling - may be a different person) was living on land owned by George Alvis in St. Peters Parish, on the north side of Toto _____ Creek.
(Source 2: Cavaliers & Pioneers, Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents & Grants, Vol III by Nell Marion Nugent, Published 1979 by Virginia State Library.

1704: KING WILLIAM COUNTY, VA:
MARY ASHLOCK, daughter of JOHN ASHLOCK, deceased, mentioned in the will of William Rawlings which was written 27 May 1704 & proved 20 June 1704. Sources differ on what she inherited. Mary received 1 cow, 1 flock bed & 1 pair bedding. (Source 3: King William County Virginia Record Book Abstracts 1705-1721 by Ruth & Sam Sparacio, Copyright 1996). Mary received 1 cow. (Source 4: Virginia Magazine of History & Biography, Vol 25, Abstracts from King William County Records, Contributed by W. B. Cridlen). Mary received a pair of bodices. (Source 5: Microfilm of King William County Records, Virginia State Archives, Richmond, VA, abstracted by Beverly Craig). William Rawlings willed his land & 63 pounds for use of a school for poor children living within 5 miles of his plantation. (Source: 5)

1744: GOOCHLAND COUNTY, VA:
WILLIAM ASHLOCK, with his mark, on 11/3/1744, witnessed a land transaction between Benj. Dumas of Louisa Co (seller) & John Sammon (buyer) of G. Co., 150 acres on Snow Quarter Branch of Willis' Creek near Sammon's Spring. Other witnesses were Richard (R his mark) Sullins, Robert (R his mark) Duglas & Orlando Hughes. (Source 6: Goochland County Virginia Deeds 1741-1745, Copyright 1990 by TLC Genealogy)

1746: GOOCHLAND COUNTY, VA:
WILLIAM ASHLOCK appeared on a tithe list taken 10 June 1746 by Nicholas Davies in the Southam Parish. (Source 7: Goochland County Virginia Tithe Lists 1735-1747 by A. Jean Lurvey, Published 1979 & Revised 1984)

1754: HALIFAX COUNTY, VA:
JESSE ASHLOCK said that he was born here in 1754. (Source 8: Microfilm of Revolutionary War Pension Application for Jesse Ashlock, National Archives)

1759: HALIFAX COUNTY, VA
JOHN ASHLOCK, a male tithable, ordered by the court to help maintain a road from John Tuck's property to Sparrow's foard on Terrible Creek. Other tithables with same duty were: Thos. Green, gentleman, Almon Gwin, Jeremiah Stevens, John Eckhols, Joseph Shaw & John Sparrow. (Source 9: Halifax County Virginia Court Orders 1758-1759 (Plea Book No 2, Part 2), Copyright 1998 by TLC Genealogy)

1761: HALIFAX COUNTY, VA:
JOHN ASHLOCK appointed sexton of the Difficult Church of Antrim Parish. (Source 10: Vestry Book of Antrim Parish, Halifax County, VA 1752-1817, Copyright 1983 by Marian Dodson Chirarito)
WILLIAM ASHLOCK, c 1761, had 400 acres surveyed, land that adjoined Muncas, running on Joseph Echols lines. (Source 11: Entry Record Book 1757-1770 by Marian Dodson Chirarito, Copyright 1984)

1762: HALIFAX COUNTY, VA:
JOHN ASHLOCK witnessed the following document dated 9/20/1762: Harwood Wills (seller) to Thomas Green (buyer), one Negro wench & child known by name of Filis & Hannah. Other witnesses were Frances Jones & Wm. Hoskison. (Source 12: Halifax County VA Deed Books 02/06/1759-1767 by Marian Dodson Chiarito, Copyright 1986)
WILLIAM ASHLOCK was born 10/9/1762. (Source 14: Microfilm of Revolutionary War Pension Application for William Ashlock, National Archives)

1764: HALIFAX COUNTY, VA:
JOHN ASHLOCK paid 400 pounds of tobacco for serving as sexton in Antrim Parish. (Source 10)
JOHN ASHLOCK, May Court 1764: Peter Johnson, Plaintiff, vs John Ashlock, defendant for debt. Robert Wooding, Gentleman, became special bail for the defendant. In the July Court, John Ashlock did not appear so found in favor of plaintiff for 6 pounds; however, debt to be discharged upon payment of half the sum plus interest from May 1, 1763. (Source 31: Halifax County Virginia Court Orders 1763-64 (Plea Book No 4), Copyright 1998 by TLC Genealogy)
WILLIAM ASHLOCK, July Court 1764: Paul Carrington, Plaintiff vs. Wm. Ashlock, defendant, for debt. Defendant did not appear so case found in favor of plaintiff for 1 pound, 12 shillings. (Source 31)

1765: HALIFAX COUNTY, VA:
JOHN ASHLOCK: Oct Court, John Ashlock & James Wood are exempted from the payment of public & county levies for the future by reasons known to the court. (Source 32: Halifax County Virginia Court Orders 1764-1766 (Plea Book No 5, Part 1), Copyright 1999 by TLC Genealogy)
JOHN ASHLOCK paid 600 pounds of tobacco for being Sexton of Difficult Church (Source 10)
RICHARD ASHLOCK had 239 acres surveyed on south side of Little Childry Creek on 12/14/1765. About the same time, a survey was done for Joseph Collings on the south side of "Chilries" Creek. (Source 28: Footprints from the Old Survey Books of Halifax & Pittsylvania Counties in Virginia by Roger C. Dodson, Copyright 1989)

1766: HALIFAX COUNTY, VA:
JOHN ASHLOCK allowed 600 pounds of tobacco for being Sexton of Difficult Church. (Source 10)
WILLIAM ASHLOCK, with his mark, witnessed a legal document binding Nathan Sullins of Halifax Co to Thomas Yuille, James Murdock & Co, of same, for debt of 20 pounds. Nathan Sullins pledged 100 acres on Mirey Creek as collateral for the debt saying he had gotten the land from his father, Richard Sullins who in turn had purchased the land from Joseph Spradlin. Other witnesses to the document were John Smith & James Smith. (Source 12)

1767: HALIFAX COUNTY, VA
JOHN ASHLOCK paid 700 pounds of tobacco as Sexton at Difficult Church. (Source 10)
JOHN ASHLOCK in 8/1767 was one of several men who signed an agreement & paid 20 farthings, promising to appear later in court to testify against Benj. Hall who was accused of a felony. The other witnesses were Samuel Cox, Jeremiah Stevens, Richard Brown, Jr. & Seth Flood. (Source 33: Halifax County Court Orders 1766-1767 (Pleas Book No 5, Part 2), Copyright 1999 by TLC Genealogy)
WILLIAM ASHLOCK, deceased. In the September Court, John Smith was granted his request to be the administrator for the estate of William Ashlock, deceased. Paul Carrington, Gentleman, was bond for John Smith. (Source 34: Halifax County VA Court Orders 1767-1770 (Plea Book No 6), Copyright 2000 by TLC Genealogy)

1768: HALIFAX COUNTY, VA
JOHN ASHLOCK paid 700 pounds of tobacco for Sexton at Difficult Church. (Source 10)
JOHN ASHLOCK listed in Dec. 1768 as eligible to vote. He was in Col. Robert Wooding's District. (Source 26: List of Voters for Elections of Burgesses 1764-1769 Halifax County, VA, Compiled by Marion Dodson Chiarito, Copyright 1986. & Source 39: Halifax County VA - Colonial Poll & Tithables Lists by Mary Bondurant Warren, Copyright 1991)
JOHN ASHLOCK listed in December 1768 as eligible to vote. He was in Walter Cole's District. (Sources 26 & 39)
JOHN ASHLOCK, with his mark, witnessed the will of John Apperson, a single man, on 11/17/1768. Other witnesses were Joseph Moody, George Vaughn, Thomas Vaughn. (Source 17: Will Book O, 1752-1773, Halifax County Virginia, Copyright 1982 by Marian Dodson Chiarito)
PE (PATTY?) ASHLOCK listed in Dec. 1768 as eligible to vote in Halifax County, VA. Pe Ashlock was in Walter Cole's district. (Sources 26 & 39)
WILLIAM ASHLOCK, deceased - the inventory of his estate returned on 3/17/1768. The total value was 2 pounds, 3 shillings, 6 pence & included the following items: 1 feather bed furniture & cord, 1 straw ditto, 1 cedar pale, a parcel of pewter. (Source 17)

1768: JAMES CITY COUNTY, VA:
COLE ASHLOCK appeared on Tax List having 1 tithe & 50 acres (Source 42: Virginia Genealogist, Vol 1, No 1)

1769: HALIFAX COUNTY, VA:
JOHN ASHLOCK paid 700 pounds tobacco for Sexton (Source 10)
JOHN ASHLOCK listed on November voter's list. Also on this list was Nathan Sullins. (Note: not all of the tax lists for all of the years survived). (Source 26)
JOHN ASHLOCK, JR, son of JOHN ASHLOCK, purchased 86 acres for 5 shillings on 8/10/1769 from Robert Wooding, Gentleman. The agreement mentions that John Ashlock, Sr., is presently living on the property. It is located on both sides of Wynns Creek, bounded by Fontain, Thos. Hedges & John Roberts. (Source 18: Halifax County Virginia Deeds 1767-1772, Copyright 1989 by TLC Genealogy)
RICHARD ASHLOCK in the Feb. Court, ordered to help clear & keep in repair a road from Bates' Spring to Hickey's Road. The others required to do the same were Peter Trebley, John Rowden, Benjamin Burch, Joseph Street, John Mullins, Benj. Hancock, Micajah Francis, Joseph Hancock, Wm. Mullins, John Prewit & John Silcock. (Source 34)

1769: JAMES CITY COUNTY, VA
COLE ASHLOCK appeared on a Tax List with 2 tithes, Mr. Waller's fee quits, 50 acres of land, credit by balance of last year's account. (Source 43: Tidewater Virginia Families, Vol 5, No 4)
JOHN ASHLOCK appeared on a Tax List with 1 tithe, credit by the county for insolvency. (Source 43)

1770: HALIFAX COUNTY, VA:
JAMES ASHLOCK, with his mark, witnessed a land sale dated 10/20/1770 from Robert Wooding, executor of John Apperson, Jr.'s estate. to Robert Chandler. (Source 18)
JOHN ASHLOCK replaced by Thomas Covington as Sexton at Difficult Church. (Source 10)

1773: HALIFAX COUNTY, VA
JOHN ASHLOCK, with his mark, on 8/9/1773, was a witness to a land sale from Peter Wood to Robert Wooding. Other witnesses were John Wooding, John Calder & Hector McNeill. (Source 19: Halifax County Virginia Deed Book 9 (1773-1775), Published 1990 by TLC Genealogy
JOHN ASHLOCK was a purchaser of some personal property at the estates of Benjamin Smith & John Apperson. (Source 35: Halifax County Virginia Will Book I, 1773-1783, by Marian Dodson Chiarito, Copyright 1984)

1774: HALIFAX COUNTY, VA
HANNAH ASHLOCK purchased a bed from the estate of Frances Warlington. (Source 29: Halifax County Virginia Will Book 2, 1783-1792 by Marian Dodson Chiarito & James Hadley Prendergast, no publication date found)

1775: HALIFAX COUNTY, VA:
JOHN ASHLOCK was a witness to a legal document in January 1775. Other witnesses were R. Wooding & David Grant (the document was not recorded until 10 years later). Wm. Moore signed an acknowledgement that he had received from James Hill, 1 negro girl called Betty in full satisfaction of his wife's portion of her father's estate. (Source 22: Halifax County Virginia Deeds 1784-1790, Copyright 1994 by TLC Genealogy).
JOHN ASHLOCK purchased some personal property from the estate of William Irby. (Source 35)
MARY ASHLOCK, with her mark, on 3/29/1775, witnessed the will of Thomas Spencer. He left a wife Margaret, sons Abraham, Thomas Sharp, Wm & daughters Eliz, Rachel & Susannah. Other witnesses were Griffith Spencer & Wm. Lovell. (Source 25:Halifax County Virginia Will Book 1, 1773-1783, Copyright 1984 by Marian Dodson Chiarito)

1776: HALIFAX COUNTY, VA:
JAMES ASHLOCK enlisted to serve in the Revolutionary War on March 5, 1776. His company rendezvoused at Wright Bond's Tavern in Halifax County, VA prior to marching to Williamsburg where they joined their regiment commanded by Colonel Scott. (Source 13: Revolutionary War Pension Application for James Ashlock, National Archives)

1777: HALIFAX COUNTY, VA:
ELIZABETH ASHLOCK, with her mark, on 8/25/1777 witnessed a land sale from Elizabeth Murphy to John Murphy, her son. (Source 20: Halifax County Deed Book 10 (1775-1778), Copyright 1991 by TLC Genealogy
HANNAH ASHLOCK, with her mark, on 8/25/1777 witnessed a land sale from Elizabeth Murphy to John Murphy, her son. (Source 20)

1778: HALIFAX COUNTY, VA:
JOHN ASHLOCK, with his mark, and HANNAH ASHLOCK, with her mark, witnessed a land sale on 4/10/1778 from Thos. Watkins to Thos. Bingham. Other witnesses were Edward Tuck & Moses Roberts. (Source 21: Halifax County Virginia Deeds 1778-1784, Copyright 1992 by TLC Genealogy)
RICHARD ASHLOCK reported as a deserter from the State Artillery Co. of Capt. Henry Quarles about March 16, 1778 as reported in The Virginia Gazette: Purdie, Clarkson & Davis, dated 27 March 1778. (Source 24: Genealogical Abstracts from 18th Century Virginia Newspapers by Robert K. Headley, Jr., Published 1887 by Genealogical Publishing Co)

1779: HALIFAX COUNTY, VA:
JOHN ASHLOCK petitioned the House of Delegates about November 1779 asking for Compensation for surgeons fees for himself, he being old & infirm & one son having been killed in service & another still in service. Petition rejected. (Source 36: Virginia Legislative Petitions by Randolph W. Church, Copyright 1984 by Virginia State Library)

1779: JAMES CITY COUNTY, VA:
COLE ASHLOCK was paid 25 pounds from the church for support of Philley Jones & her three children. Cole Ashlock is a church warden. (Source 44: The Vestry Book of Blisland Parish New Kent & James City Counties Virginia 1721-1786, Edited by C. G. Camberlayne, Virginia State Library)
JOSIAH ASHLOCK signed a petition dated 11/9/1779 asking the General Assembly to discontinue a ferry in Jamestown & re-establish it further above the present location. Recent heavy rains had caused the causeway to become clogged & the residents who were required to keep it cleared felt they could not afford the expense. The ferry was originally established in 1748 & went between land of Mrs. Amber in Jamestown to Swan's Point & Couche's Creek in Surry County. (Source 46: Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol 29, No 2.)

1780: HALIFAX COUNTY, VA:
JOHN ASHLOCK, c 1780-1783, made a claim for 22 pounds fodder, 7 3/4 p, 1 qt Brandy, 3 diets, he provided to the Revolutionary War effort. (Source 27: Virginia Revolutionary Publick Claims by Janice L. Abercrombie & Richard Slatten, Published 1992 by Iberian Publishing Co)
PATTY ASHLOCK is mentioned in the will of Edward Tuck dated August 14, 1780, as follows "My house & plantation to Patty Ashlock to live on & raise her children until my son Edward arrives to lawful age to take it in possession if she continues single." (Source 25)

1780: JAMES CITY COUNTY, VA
COLE ASHLOCK was paid 25 pounds for corn supplied to Philly Jones & her 3 children (see 1779 - this is the same claim which was held up until it was determined that she lived in the parish). (Source 44)
JOHN ASHLOCK, circa 1780?, made a claim for reimbursement during the Revolutionary War for 21 1/4 pounds of bacon & 3 pounds of butter. (Source 45: Virginia Publick Claims - James City County by Janice R. Abercrombie & Richard Slatten, "all rights reserved")

1781: NORTH CAROLINA (exact county unknown):
JESSE ASHLOCK enlisted for a 12 month term in the 10th Regiment commanded by Col. Abraham Shephard, and his company commanded by Captain Dixon. Jesse was born in Halifax County, VA but had run away from home prior to enlistment. (Source 8 & Source 53: Roster of Soldiers from North Carolina in the American Revolution, Published by North Carolina DAR, 1932)

1781: HALIFAX COUNTY, VA:
ELIZABETH ASHLOCK purchased items from the estate sale of Edward Tuck. (Source 29)
JOHN ASHLOCK purchased items from the estate sale of Edward Tuck. (Source 29)
RICHARD ASHLOCK on 9/25/1781 purchased abt 25 acres from Wm & Susannah Davis for 5 shillings & divers good causes. The land was located on the branches of Wynns Creek & bounded by where said Davis' line crossed the Court House Road. Robert Wooding is also mentioned (perhaps as the original owner of the land or having a bordering property). Witnesses were Eliz. Moody, Mary Wooding, Wm. Thompson, Moses Roberts & Robt. Wooding. (Source 21)
RICHARD ASHLOCK, with his mark, on 9/25/1781 sold abt 25 acres to Wm. Davis, described as being on the upper side of Wynnes Creek & bounded by Ashlock, Mrs. Roberts, the long branch & said Davis. This property is part of a larger tract formerly given to John Ashlock, Jr. by Robert Wooding. Witnesses were Elizabeth Moody, Wm. Thompson, Moses Roberts & Robt. Wooding. (Source 21)
RICHARD ASHLOCK, a private, was listed on the payroll of Capt Fleming Bates 11/1781. Those on this list were part of a company which brought prisoners of war back who had been captured at the Battle of York. (Source 30: National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol 31)
WILLIAM ASHLOCK enlisted to serve under Captain Bates in the Revolutionary War. (Source 14)

(To be continued)

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