Recent updates


Recent Comments



Sir John Ashby


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service1665CSORN
Last Known Service10.10.1689CSORN
Date of Death12.7.1693 - PorstmouthCSORN
Will Probated10.8.1693, PROB 11/415/378

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
1665 LieutenantCSORN
16651667
Adventure (32) 1646-1691
British 32 Gun
4th Rate Ship
, Lieutenant,
B051
3.6.1665 Battle of Lowestoft 
25.7.166626.7.1666St James Day Battle 
16674.10.1668
Princess (56) 1660-1680
British 56 Gun
4th Rate Ship
, Lieutenant,
B051
17.5.1667 Action of 1667-05-17 
4.10.1668 CaptainCSORN
5.10.166825.6.1669
Deptford (10) 1665-1689
British 10 Gun
6th Rate Ketch
, Captain, and Commanding Officer
B051
23.7.167030.12.1670
Advice (42) 1650-1698
British 42 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1603
25.9.16713.1.1671/72
Rainbow (64) 1617-1680
British 64 Gun
2nd Rate Great Ship
, Captain, and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1603
1672 
Pearl (4) 1658-1660
British 4 Gun
6th Rate Sloop
, Captain, and Commanding Officer
B051
4.1.1671/722.6.1673
Pearl (22) 1651-1697
British 22 Gun
5th Rate Ship
, Captain, and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1603
31.5.167312.11.1673
Lion (58) 1658-1698
British 58 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1603
4.6.1673 Second Battle of Schooneveld 
11.8.1673 Battle of Texel 
10.9.167416.1.1677/78
Rose (28) 1674-1698
British 28 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Captain, and Commanding Officer
B051
17.1.1677/788.7.1679
Dunkirk (50) 1651-1703
British 50 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1660 Renamed "Dunkirk"
, Captain, and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1603
26.3.1678 
Dunkirk (2) 1656-1661
British 2 Gun
Unrated Ketch
, Captain, and Commanding Officer
B051
8.4.16805.5.1682
Constant Warwick (42) 1666-1691
British 42 Gun
4th Rate Frigate
, Captain, and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1603
18.8.16819.8.1684
Mary Rose (50) 1653-1691
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship
1660 Renamed "Mary Rose"
, Captain, and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1603
168527.9.1685
Montagu (58) 1675-1698
British 58 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer
B051
27.9.16856.3.1686/87
Henrietta (8) 1679-1721
British 8 Gun
Unrated Yacht
, Captain, and Commanding Officer
B051
6.3.1686/873.9.1688
Mordaunt (48) 1682-1693
British 48 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer
B051
15.9.168810.10.1689
Defiance (64) 1676-1695
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/5/37
B051
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
5.16907.1690
Sandwich (90) 1679-1709
British 90 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the Red,
BWAS-1603
3.6.1690 Vice-Admiral of the RedCSORN
30.6.1690 Battle of Beachy Head 
6.8.1690 Admiral of the FleetCSORN
16911692
Royal James (100) 1675-1694
British 100 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
1691 Renamed "Victory"
, as Flag Officer, Admiral of the Blue,
E-WIKI
20.12.1691 Admiral of the BlueCSORN
19.5.1692 Commanded the Main - Blue Squadron at the Battle of Barfleur 
9.1692 
Albemarle (90) 1680-1701
British 90 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Admiral of the Blue,
BWAS-1603
169312.7.1693
London (96) 1670-1706
British 96 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
, 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





Previous comments on this pageno comments to display
Make a comment about this page





Recent comments to other pages

Date postedByPage
Friday 1st of July 2022 17:20Prisco Hernandez
Adrian RenouBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1772-1794
Friday 1st of July 2022 08:42CyBattle of Bugia
Thursday 30th of June 2022 22:00AgerineRRover88Battle of Bugia
Thursday 30th of June 2022 11:58Jan Chamier
John CrawleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1800
Thursday 30th of June 2022 10:40Jan Chamier
James DeaconBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1809