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John Ashmore

1778 - 1857

Father William Ashmore
Mother Martha
Wife Elizabeth Needham
Children Thomas, Mary


John was born in Monyash around the end of 1778, the son of William and Martha (1). He had two older brothers - William and Thomas; and two older sisters - Mary and Martha (2). A younger sister, Keziah, was born in 1780 (3), then Sarah in 1782 (4), and brother Samuel in 1785 (5). Twin brother Joseph and Benjamin were born in 1788 (6), but died in their infancy (7)(8), and his his youngest sister Rachel was born in 1790 (9), but she too died young, age 4 (10).

His mother died in 1799 (11)(12).

He married Elizabeth Needham of Elton at All Saints in Bakewell on 14th September 1802 (13), and they settled in Monyash. They had a son Thomas in 1805 (14), and a daughter Mary in 1808 (15). John worked initially as a weaver (14), but then farmed a small amount of land (18)(19).

His father died in 1822 (11)(16).

John was named in his brother Samuel's will in 1852 (20), but died before his brother, on 23rd November 1857 (21). He was buried in Monyash three days later (22). His wife lived for another couple of years, dying in early 1860 (23)(24).


Brief details of his children:



Sources:

  1. Parish Register of St Leonard's, Monyash includes the entry:
    [1779] January 3rd Bapd John Son of Wm Ashmore & Marthah
  2. See his father's page
  3. Parish Register of St Leonard's, Monyash includes the entry:
    [1780] Oct 1st Bapd Keziah Dr of Wm Ashmore & Marthah
  4. Parish Register of St Leonard's, Monyash includes the entry:
    [1782] Decem 29 Bapd Sarah Dr of Wm Ashmore & Martha
  5. Parish Register of St Leonard's, Monyash includes the entry:
    [1785] Oct 10 Bapd Saml Son of Wm & Martha Ashmore
  6. Parish Register of St Leonard's, Monyash includes the entry:
    [1788] Dec 6th Bapd Joseph & Benjn Twins Sons of Wm Ashmore & Martha
  7. Parish Register of St Leonard's, Monyash includes the entry:
    [1788] Dec 18 Burd Joseph Son of Willm & Martha Ashmore
  8. Parish Register of St Leonard's, Monyash includes the entry:
    [1788] Dec 30 Burd Benjn Son of Willm Ashmore & Martha
  9. Parish Register of St Leonard's, Monyash includes the entry:
    [1790] Feb 14 Bapd Rachel Dr of Wm & Martha Ashmore
  10. Parish Register of St Leonard's, Monyash includes the entry:
    [1794] Mar 21 Burd Rachel Dr of William Ashmore
  11. Memorial inscription from GENUKI reads:
    William ASHMORE, 24 Oct 1822, 85
    Martha, w, 4 Jan 1799, 52
    Joshua Benjamin & Rachel,
    Son & daughter died in infancy
  12. Parish Register of St Leonard's, Monyash includes the entry:
    Jan 7th Burd Martha Ashman       1799
    This is undoubtably an error, and should read "Ashmore", as the burial of Martha is otherwise missing, and there are no other entries for anyone with the surname Ashman anywhere in the Monyash registers.
  13. Parish Register of All Saints, Bakewell includes the entry:
    John Ashmore and Elizabeth
    Needham, Both of Moniash in this Parish were
    Married in this Church by Banns
    this fourteenth Day of September in the Year One Thousand eight Hundred
    and two By me Peter Walthall
    The Marriage was solemnized between Us John Ashmore His + Mark
    Elizabeth Needham Her + Mark
    In the Presence of Philip Roe
    Emanuel Golling His + Mark
  14. Parish Register of St Leonard's, Monyash includes the entry:
    [1805] Nov 10th Baptd Thos, Son of John Ashmore Weaver of Monyash & Elizabeth his wife, born Nov 1st 1805.
  15. Parish Register of St Leonard's, Monyash includes the entry:
    [1808] July 3d Bapd Mary Dr of John Ashmore Labourer & Betty his wife, Born June 29th 1808.
  16. Parish Register of St Leonard's, Monyash includes the entry:
    Name Abode When buried Age
    William Ashmore Moniash 1822
    Octo
    28th
    81
    years
  17. Parish Register of St Leonard's, Monyash includes the entry:
    Name Abode When buried Age
    Mary
    Ashmore
    Monyash [1829]
    Decr
    23
    20
    years
  18. Census of 7th June 1841 reads:
    Place: Monyash
    John Ashmore 60 Farmer
    Elizabeth Do 60  
  19. Census of 30th March 1851 reads:
    Place: Monyash
    John Ashmore Head Mar 72 Farmer 12 Acres Derby, Monyash
    Elizabeth Ashmore Wife M 70   do, Elton
    Mary Ashmore Grandaughter U 18 House Servant do, Monyash
    Wm Ashmore Grandson   6 Scholar do, Monyash
  20. Contemporary probate copy of Samuel Ashmore's will (amongst post 1858 contemporaory probate record copies @ DRO) reads:
    This is the last Will and Testament of me, Samuel Asmore of
    Monyash in the Parish of Bakewell in the County of Derby, Farmer. I give and bequeath
    to my brother John Ashmore Nineteen Pounds Nineteeen Shillings. I also
    give and bequeath to my sister Kezia Wainwright Nineteen Pounds Nineteen
    Shillings to be paid to each of them at the expiration of one year after my
    decease but if either or both of them shall happen to die before that time, the Children
    of my Brother John and my sister Kezia Wainwright shall be entitled to their
    parents share. I also give and bequeath to my Brother John Ashmore and
    my Sister Kezia Wainwright all my Books to be equally divided between
    them. I likewise give to my Brother John Ashmore my armed chair
    and to my sister Kezia Wainwright my Clothes Box. I also give and bequeath
    to my sister Mary Bagshaw Five Pounds. I also give and bequeath to my
    sister Sarah Rider Five Pounds but if either Mary Bagshaw or Sarah Rider
    happen to die before one year after my decease the money to be paid to
    my Brother John Ashmore and Kezia Waiwright if living at that time,
    if not then one half to my brother John Ashmore's Children and teh
    other half to my sister Kezia Wainwright's children. All the rest
    residue and remainder of my Personal Estate and effects I give and
    bequeath to Joseph Dunn Wheeldon the son of my wife Ann Ashmore by a former
    Husband Subject as hereinafter mentioned namely that if Joseph Dunn
    Wheeldon shall happen to die without leaving issue Then in that case
    the sum of One Hundred Pounds to be Paid to my Brother John Ashmore's
    Children and my sister Kezia Wainwright's Children in equal proportions by the
    executors or administrators of the said Joseph Dunn Wheeldon's Property and effects.
    And I appoint John Melland of Monyash in the Parish of Bakewell in the said County
    of Derby, Farmer, Sole Executor of this my Will hereby revoking all other Wills. In
    Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this twenty first day of September in the
    year of out Lord one thousand eigth hundred and Fifty Two - James Ashmore
    Signed by the Testator as his Last Will and Testament in the presence of us present at
    the same time who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed
    our names at Witnesses - Anne Melland - Ann Prince
            Proved 8th of June 1863 by the oath of
            John Melland the sole executor named
            in the Will, having been first sworn duly
            to administer - effects under 200
  21. Death Certificate from Registration District of Bakewell states:
    When and where died Name Sex Age Occupation Cause of death Signature, description and residence of informant When registered
    Twenty
    third
    November
    1857
    Monyash
    John Ashmore Male   78
    years  
    Farmer Apoplexy
    16 hours
    no medical
    Attendant
    William Ashmore
    Present at the Death
    Monyash
    Twenty
    fifth
    November
    1857
  22. Parish Register of St Leonard's, Monyash includes the entry:
    Name Abode When buried Age
    John Ashmore Monyash Novr 26th
    [1857]
    78
    yrs
  23. Death Certificate from Registration District of Bakewell states:
    When and where died Name Sex Age Occupation Cause of death Signature, description and residence of informant When registered
    Fifth
    February
    1860
    Monyash
    Elizabeth Ashmore Female   84
    years  
    Widow of
    John
    Ashmore
    -
    Farmer
    Old age
    -
    No medical
    attendant
    Thomas Ashmore
    -
    Present at the Death
    Magpie Mine
    near Sheldon
    Seventh
    February
    1860
  24. Parish Register of St Leonard's, Monyash includes the entry:
    Name Abode When buried Age
    Elizabeth Ashmore Monyash February
    9th
    [1860]
    84
    years



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