|Birth: ||Jul. 30, 1671|
|Death: ||Nov. 3, 1731|
Husband of Elizabeth Hardidge and a wealthy land owner. Was the son of John Ashton and Grace ____. He was Sheriff of Westmoreland County 1717-1718 and served as Burgess. He was married twice and his four daughters were by his first wife, Elizabeth Hardidge. He had two sons by his 2nd wife, Mary Watts.
Col. Henry Ashton was buried beside his first wife's tomb which has the Hardidge coat of arms. Col. Ashton's tomb has the Ashton coat of arms, as does the tomb of his daughter Frances.
Will of Col. Henry Ashton:
"To wife and daughter Grace, 2200 acres of land; also land to granddaus. Elizabeth and Anne Aylett, daus. of Capt. William Aylett and Ann his wife who was my dau. deceased; 400 acres of land; granddau. Elizabeth Tuberville 800 acres of land; son Henry my pistols, sword and holster; son John, dau. Elizabeth Ashton 1000 acres of land in Stafford; cousin Burdett Ashton 1000 acres of land in Stafford; Godson John, son of Charles Ashton, decd., land in the back woods on Broad Run, Stafford Co., and the other part of same tract to my sons Henry and John which lies near Col. Carter's copper mines; Sister Mrs. Sarah McGill; exrs. in trust Capt. George Tuberville; Capt. Burdett Ashton; Mr. Andrew Munroe; Mr. Richard Watts."
Elizabeth Hardidge Ashton (1678 - 1721)
Mary Watts Blackburn (1706 - 1775)*
Frances Ashton Turberville (1699 - 1720)*
Anne Ashton Aylett (1701 - 1731)*
Nomini Plantation Cemetery
Created by: Karen Mickel Bennett
Record added: Mar 24, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8553235