Ashton Hall

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Associated People (9)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
- 1795 [LA] → Owner
- 1755 [EY] → Owner
1800 [SY] - 1825 [EY] → Owner
- 1832 [LA] → Previous owner
1756 [EA] - 1756 [LA] → Not known

Shown by Hughes-Queree as the legatee of the estate from her brother John Harrison. However, Brandow provides a different account of the will of John Harrison.

1795 [EA] - 1800 [LA] → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Previous owner
1817 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Trustee and Executor
1823 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Attorney

Associated Claims (1)

£1,945 16S 7D

Notes

Between 1674 and 1695 the land of Ashton Hall owned by the Dewsbury family. It was then acquired by the Maynard family but by 1734 had been acquired by Thomas Withers and Thomas Harrison as a consequence of a Common Pleas levy. Harrison was a merchant planter of St Michael, Barbados.


Sources

Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations.


Estate Information (9)

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1746
 

Thomas Harrison bequeathed Ashton Hall to his son John Harrison.

 
Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations.
1756
 

Under his Will, John Harrison bequeathed Ashton hall to his sister Mary Walke, wife of John Walke of St. Thomas, according to Hughes Queree. The summary of the will of Hon. John Harrison of St Michael dated 14/04/1755 and proved 30/04/1755 in Shilstone, 'Harrison of Barbados' reproduced in Brandow Genealogies of Barbados Families shows instead the bequest of the Ashton Hall estate to his nephew Thomas Harper Harrison at 23, then to Harrison Walk[e], then to three other nephews.

 
Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations.
1795
 

Under his Will, Harrison Walke, son of John and Mary Walke, neé Harrison, bequeathed all his real estate to his brother Thomas Walke of St. Thomas. The will also makes mention of his niece Jennet Sober, wife of Sampson Wood Sober.

 
Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations.
1800
 

In his Will, Thomas Walke of St. Thomas, bequeathed Ashton Hall to his niece Jennet Sober and her husband Sampson Wood Sober. (He also bequeathed the Overhill plantation in St. Andrew and a plantation in St. Thomas previously owned by the Hon. James Carter (Walke’s Spring).

 
Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations.
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 89(Tot) 43(F) 46(M)  
 

Return of William Carter Thomas, Executor and Trustee, the property of Thomas Walke, deceased.

 
T71/522 537-39
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 93(Tot)  
 

Return of Edward Thomas, Attorney, the late property of Thomas Walke, deceased, but now the property of Harrison Walke Sober. Previously 89 enslaved.

 
T71/532 76-77
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 85(Tot)  
 

Return of Edward Thomas, Attorney, the property of the estate of Harrison Walke Sober, deceased. Previously 93 enslaved.

 
T71/538 312
1829
[Number of enslaved people] 87(Tot)  
 

Return of Edward Thomas, Attorney, the property of the estate of Harrison Walke Sober, deceased.

 
T71/542 325
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 83(Tot)  
[Name] [No name given]  
 

Return of Edward Thomas, Attorney, of the property of H. W. Sober (deceased).

 
T71/551 288