John Ashley of Vere and Bath

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Slave-owner in Jamaica, of Bath when he made his will in 1791. To date no burial record or death-date has been found for him in Britain.

  1. Possibly the John Ashley who contributed £9 10s to the University of Pennsylvania following Dr John Morgan's fundraising tour of the West Indies in 1772-1773.

  2. Will of John Ashley [of the parish of Vere in Jamaica but now residing at] of Bath [made in 1791] proved 23/01/1799. In the will he left Ashley Hall to his wife Mary for life and then to his four children as tenants-in-common: he also left his children annuities of £100 p.a. each.


  1. William Smith, Joseph Hopkinson, and Plunket Fleeson Glentworth, Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania Minute Books, Volume 2, 1768-1779 p. 75, entry for 13/12/1773. Note amounts are in Jamaican currency.

  2. PROB 11/1317/174.

Further Information

John; William; Olive; Mary Turner

Associated Estates (1)

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
1796 [EA] - 1798 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (1)

Father → Son

Addresses (1)

Bath, Somerset, South-west England, England