Richard Assheton or Asheton

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  1. Member of Assembly for St Ann in 1731, the year of his death.

  2. Slave-factor in Jamaica. Will of Richard Assheton merchant of Kingston Jamaica [made in 1730] proved 05/06/1732. His residuary heir was his nephew, son of his late brother Ralph Assheton of Lancashire, the Rev. Richard Assheton rector of Middleton and Warden of Christ's College, Manchester (d. 1800).

  3. Richard Asheton of St Ann, Esquire. Estate probated in Jamaica in 1732. Slave-ownership at probate: 244 of whom 151 were listed as male and 93 as female. 0 were listed as boys, girls or children. Total value of estate at probate: £9163.47 Jamaican currency of which £7605 currency was the value of enslaved people. Estate valuation included £3.12 currency cash, £0 currency debts and £210.85 currency plate.


  1. Fuertado's Personages transcribed at

  2. PROB 11/652/117; D. Richardson (ed.) Bristol, Africa and the Eighteenth Century Slave Trade to America Vol. 1 pp. 178 and 184.

  3. Trevor Burnard, Database of Jamaican inventories, 1674-1784.

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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
1740 [EA] - 1743 [LA] → Previous owner

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