Sir John Ashby


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service1665CSORN
Last Known Service30.12.1670CSORN
Date of Death12.7.1693 - PorstmouthCSORN
Will Probated10.8.1693, PROB 11/415/378

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
1665 LieutenantCSORN
16651667Adventure (32), LieutenantB051
3.6.1665 Battle of Lowestoft 
25.7.166626.7.1666St James Day Battle 
16674.10.1668Princess (56), LieutenantB051
17.5.1667 Action of 1667-05-17 
4.10.1668 CaptainCSORN
5.10.166825.6.1669Deptford (10), Captain and Commanding OfficerB051
23.7.167030.12.1670Advice (42), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1603
25.9.16713.1.1671/72Rainbow (64), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1603
1672 Pearl (4), Captain and Commanding OfficerB051
4.1.1671/722.6.1673Pearl (22), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1603
31.5.167312.11.1673Lion (58), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1603
4.6.1673 Second Battle of Schooneveld 
11.8.1673 Battle of Texel 
10.9.16741676Rose (28), Captain and Commanding OfficerB051
17.1.1677/788.7.1679Dunkirk (50), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1603
26.3.1678 Dunkirk (2), Captain and Commanding OfficerB051
8.4.16805.1682Constant Warwick (42), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1603
18.8.16819.8.1684Mary Rose (50), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1603
1685 Henrietta (58), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1603
168527.9.1685Montagu (62), Captain and Commanding OfficerB051
27.9.16856.3.1686/87Henrietta (8), Captain and Commanding OfficerB051
6.3.1686/873.9.1688Mordaunt (48), Captain and Commanding OfficerB051
15.9.16881689Defiance (64), Captain and Commanding OfficerB051
1.5.1689 Battle of Bantry Bay 
16.5.1689 Appointed Knight BachelorTKE2
8.6.1689 Rear-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
17.2.1689/90 Vice-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
5.16907.1690Sandwich (90), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the RedBWAS-1603
3.6.1690 Vice-Admiral of the RedCSORN
30.6.1690 Battle of Beachy Head 
6.8.1690 Admiral of the FleetCSORN
16911692Royal James (100), as Flag Officer, Admiral of the BlueEWIKI
20.12.1691 Admiral of the BlueCSORN
19.5.1692 Commanded the Main - Blue Squadron at the Battle of Barfleur 
9.1692 Albemarle (90), as Flag Officer, Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1603
169312.7.1693London (96), as Flag Officer, Admiral of the Blue 

Notes on Officer


Will of Sir John Ashby, dated 11 June 1693

Information kindly supplied by Jill Groves





[Transcription from digitised Will written into the Probate book of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury and made available online via The National Archives – PROB no.???]





'Imprimis I give and bequeath to my Cosen James Miles living in the Towne of Loastiffe in the County of Suffolke Gentleman the full sume of Three hundred pounds of good and lawfull money of England. Item, I give to my Cosen Thomas Miles living in the Towne of Loastiffe in the County of Suffolke the full sume of three hundred pounds of good and lawfull money of England Item I give and bequeath to my Cousen Mary Utton living in the Towne of Loastiffe in the County of Suffolke the full sume of three hundred pounds of good and lawfull money of England likewise the use of three hundred pounds which is now in the Exchequer at the rate of fourteen pounds Centen [per cent?] for her life Item I give and bequeath to my Cousen Sir Thomas Allen Knight of Summerley Hall [son of John's uncle Admiral Sir Thomas Allen] in the County of Suffolke the full sume of two hundred pounds of good and lawfull money of England for mourning Item I give and bequeath to Capt[ain] John Clements Comander of their M[ajes]ties ship St Andrew the full sume of two hundred pounds of good and lawfull money of England. Item I give and bequeath to Capt[ain] Andrew Lake [Leake] the full sume of two hundred pounds of good and lawfull money of England including what he owes me. Item I give and bequeath to Capt[ain] Thomas Jennings Comander of the London the full sume of fifty pounds of good and lawfull money of England. Item I give and bequeath to Henry Worth Chirurgeon of the Victory the full sume of fifty poundes of good and lawfull money of England. Lastly I give and bequeath to my brother Thomas Ashby living in the Towne of Loastiffe in the County of Suffolke gentleman the sume of three thousand pounds of good and lawfull money of England in case my said brother Thomas Ashby should dye without issue that two Thousand pounds should then fall to the afores[ai]d Cousens Miles, James and Thomas and one thousand pound to my Neece Mary Utton, whom viz my brother Thomas Ashby I make constitute and appoint my sole Executor of this my last will and Testament, and I doe hereby utterly disallow, revoke and disanull all and every other former Testament, will Legacies, bequests and Executors by me in any way before this time named willed and bequeathed ratifeing and allowing this and noe other to be my last will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale this eleaventh day of June in the yeare abovewritten
John Ashby




Signed sealed published pronou[nc]ed and declared by the said Sir John Ashby as his last will and Testament in the presence of us the subscriber vizt





John Clements

Thomas Jennings

Andew Lake [Leake]

Henry Worth

Thomas Hutchins




Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
B051Biographia Navalis - Volume IJohn CharnockDigital Book
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
TKE2The Knights of England. A complete record Vol IIWilliam Arthur Shaw and George Dames BurtchaellDigital Book
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site

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