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Re: Hannah Ashman m. Thomas Flewelling
Posted by: Joanna Ashmun Date: October 22, 2000 at 12:09:34
In Reply to: Re: Hannah Ashman m. Thomas Flewelling by Thomas A. Murray of 229

IGI has Katheren Jeccox, bap 26 May 1613, Bishopton, Warwick; father Franncis Jeccox. (This surname is spelled several different ways in the parish records, but not "Jeacockes".) Batch number: C021591. Parish registers, 1590-1966 Church of England. Chapelry of Bishopton.
The spelling "Catern Jeacockes" is found in AF and IGI entries of LDS Temple ordinances for the dead.

Some descendants of Thomas Jacocks think that Thomas's wife Ruth was Robert Ashmun's sister.

Abstracts of Wills Vol I 1665-1707, The New York Historical Society, 1892.
Page 465.--ROBERT ASHMAN, Jamaica. Nuncupative Will. "Joseph Smith, Jonathan Wellman and John Colman, declared that some short time before his death, Robert Ashman being in perfect senses; they heard him declare as his will, that he gave all the estate to his wife for her life and then, to be divided among his children. Only Thomas Flewellen was to have a double portion, if he was a dutiful and good child to his grandmother."
This sounds like something you might say to or about a child nine or ten years old (b. abt 1673), and also sounds like Thomas was in the care of his grandparents at the time of Robert's death.

>Recent evidence has shown that the Thomas
>Flewelling who married Hannah Ashman was
>associated with Robert Ashman and Thomas
>Jaycocks as early as 1664.

Would you share your reference on this?

>I doubt that Robert Ashman left any
>descendants of the name Ashman

Robert was illiterate, so we don't know how he would have spelled his surname, and the LI records have creative variations on many surnames. Robert's sons-in-law, Nathaniel Denton and Hope Carpenter, both spelled it ASHMUN in their wills. My husband is a descendant of the colonial Connecticut Ashmun family, believed (but not proven) to descend from Robert's son John; he is also a descendant of Robert Ashman/Ashmun through Phoebe m. Wait Smith.

1 Jan 1668 -- Passyunk (now south Philadelphia) granted to Robert Ashman, John Ashman, Thos. Jacob, Dunkin Williams, Francis Walker, Thos. Hewelin, Fred'k. Anderson, Joshua Jacob, and Thos. Jacob at a quit rent of ten bushels of wheat per year. "Jacob" here refers to Jacocks. I've wondered if this Thomas Hewelin was really Thomas Flewelling.
Two of Robert's daughters married Swedes at Passyunk. A Robert and a John Ashman were both at Passyunk for the 1680 census of the Delaware -- the same ones?? If not, then we've got more Ashmans (presumably descendants of Robert) to account for. If this John was Robert's son, he would have been about 40 in 1680; John's first wife d. abt 1665, and he went to Pennsylvania in 1668, was still there in 1680; it's probable that he married again -- and also probable that he d. between the 1680 census and his father's death in 1683, since he is not mentioned in the probate records (but, then, neither are the older daughters married to Swedes, though both lived beyond 1720 and left many descendants).

Joanna Ashmun


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