NameRev. James Ashton
Birth1652, Hertfordshire, England
Death19 May 1705, Middletown, Monmouth Co, New Jersey
BurialCrosswicks, Monmouth County, New Jersey
FatherJames Ashton (1603-1705)
MotherJudith
Misc. Notes

Rev. James Ashton came from Rhode Island and purchased large estates there. He was commissioner from Providence to Rhode Island general court in 1652-58-59-63, and deputy in 1665. He came to Middletown in 1667, and was deputy from there to the first legislature of New Jersey, December 12. He was also deputy in 1672-75, and magistrate in 1673.



The Reverend James Ashton, who had town-lot No. 23 at Middletown, is believed to have been a son of James Ashton, of Providence, RI. He came to Monmouth in 1665, was a Deputy in 1667, Constable in 1669, an Associate in 1670. He removed to the Crosswicks neighborhood, where he died about 1705. His wife was Deliverance, daughter of Reverend John Throckmorton. Their children were: the Reverend James, of Upper Freehold; John, who was three times married, his second wife being Mrs. Elizabeth (Cole) White, and his third wife, Catherine (Morford) Taylor, widow of Edward, and his children were--Elizabeth, Rebecca, Rachel, and, Hannah; Mary, unmarried; Alice; Rebecca, who married David, son of Richard Stout; Deliverance, who married Jonathan Holmes; Sarah; and Joseph. This last is said to have married Mary Fitz Randolph, of Woodbridge. He was of Upper Freehold, and his children are supposed to have been: John, Elizabeth, James, Joseph, Mary, and, Sarah, who married Daniel Stillwell."

Ref: Hornor, William Stockton. New Jersey, this old Monmouth of ours. Freehold, N.J.: Moreau Brothers, 1932.
Spouses
Birthabt 1642, Providence, Rhode Island
Death1705, Middletown, Monmouth Co, New Jersey
FatherJohn Throckmorton (~1601-~1683)
MotherRebecca Colville (Corvill) (~1605-~1631)
Marriage25 May 1669, Providence Co., RI
ChildrenAlice (1671-1716)
 Deliverance (-<1715)
 James (-~1731)
 John (~1680-<1774)
 Mary (-~1739)
Last Modified 25 May 2012Created 4 Sep 2012 using Reunion for Macintosh