Ashmole Jane

Ashmole Jane

Female 1717 - 1790

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  • Born  1717  Kingston upon Hull Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Died  4th Dec 1790  Kingston upon Hull Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I146  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  1 Nov 2013 

    Family 1  Collings John, (junior),   b. 6th May 1717, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12th Oct 1753, Kingston upon Hull Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  6th Oct 1735  St Martins in the field, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    >1. Collings Mary,   b. 1748, Kingston-Upon-Hull Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1816, Kingston-Upon-Hull Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Collings Rev John,   b. 1738, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1768, Kingston upon Hull Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Collings Ashmole,   b. 1741, Kingston upon Hull Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1742, Kingston upon Hull Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Collings Jane,   b. 1742, Kingston upon Hull Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1746, Kingston upon Hull Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Collings,   b. 1743, Kingston upon Hull Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1743, Kingston upon Hull Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Collings Jane,   b. 1749, Kingston upon Hull Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1812, York Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Collings Elizabeth,   b. 1751, Kingston upon Hull Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1799, Kingston upon Hull Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  31 Oct 2013 
    Family ID  F63  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Tennyson Dr Michael,   b. 1721,   d. 1769 
    Married  1760  Preston by Hedon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified  31 Oct 2013 
    Family ID  F265  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1717 - Kingston upon Hull Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6th Oct 1735 - St Martins in the field, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4th Dec 1790 - Kingston upon Hull Link to Google Earth
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    Jane Ashmole 1717 - 1790
    Jane Ashmole 1717 - 1790
    This portrait has been copied from the comprehensive Booth family website which you can find here: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~akrb61/index.htm

  • Notes 
    • Jane was born and died in Hull. She married John Collings in London, and after their first child was born there they returned to live in Hull, where they had anther 6 children of whom 3 died in childhood.

      After John died, she married a surgeon called Michael Tennyson a year later, but was widowed a second time after 9 years. (There is a legal paper below which alludes to the fact that they separated in the same year as his death)

      Jane came from a wealthy family, and no doubt her two husband's were similarly well off. The land she passed on to her daughter Mary Collings is detailed under Mary's entry. Below are the legal documents referring to land Jane inherited.

      Document source,'ASHMOLE, COLLINGS AND BEATSON FAMILY AND ESTATE RECORDS' in the National Archives:
      http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/A2A/records.aspx?cat=047-ddx126&cid=-1#-1

      terms: a 'messuage' is an old conveyancing term for a dwelling, a 'garth' is an old norse word for an enclosed yard or paddock. A 'boon' is a days work given to a lord for free and a 'toft' is the site of a dwelling, so a boon toft must be some kind of grace favour house?

      The way each document is summarised by the National Archives, my understanding is party/parties 1) is giving / selling the property onto party/parties 2)

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      Copy will of Jane Tennyson of Hull gentlewoman 2 Nov 1784
      Bequests: daughters Mary Beatson, Jane Collings and Elizabeth Bramston Property: farm, 3 messuages (one called the Great House), cottage used by William Mitchinson as an apothecary's shop, and lands in Preston. Messuage, hempgarth and close called Footy Garth in Hedon. Farm and cottage at Ottringham. Lands in Keyingham. Closes in Swine. six and a half acres in Paull Lands in Paull. Farmhouse 'now almost wasted' and lands in Owstwick. Lands in Coniston. Personalty Witnesses: William Iveson, Smithson Greene and Thomas Howson Probate: 7 Jan 1791

      Deed of partition relating to land in Hedon, Swine, Paull, Keyingham and Burstwick, 13 Aug 1782
      Parties: 1) Michael Tennyson of Preston gentleman and wife Jane; Christopher Wormley of Cawood gentleman and wife Elizabeth 2) John Garforth of Hedon gentleman (Jane Tennyson being the sister and Christopher Wormley the nephew, and heirs of Rosamond Clarke of Hedon widow deceased) Property: Christopher Wormley to have farm with Holme Close, Newland Close and Bottom Close in Swine; 2 messuages, St John's Close or St John's Churchyard, cottage and 2 stables in Hedon; and six and a half acres in Paull Lands in Paull. Jane Tennyson to have Hunger Close and Bottom Close in Swine; 2 messuages in Hedon and six and a half acres in Paull Lands. Jane Tennyson to have specified messuages and lands in Keyingham, copyhold of the manor of Burstwick. Christopher Wormley to have specified lands in Keyingham, copyhold of the manor of Burstwick

      Copy settlement relating to separation of Michael and Jane Tennyson 5 Apr 1769
      Parties: 1) Michael Tennyson of Preston surgeon and apothecary and wife Jane (widow of John Collings) 2) John Storr of Owstwick gentleman James Shutt of Humbleton and John Fewson of Newton Garth gentlemen, Marmaduke Brown of Ganstead and William Iveson of Hedon gentlemen Property: farm in Owstwick. Farm in Ottringham. Third part of messuage and lands in Coniston. Copyhold houses and lands in Preston. Plate, pictures, lines and furniture Recites their marriage settlement (1-2 Feb 1760)

      Mortgage for 1200 by surrender and admission 2 Apr 1755
      Parties: 1) Jane Collings widow 2) John Grimston of Kilnwick esquire Property: messuage, cottage and specified lands in Preston

      Mortgage for 1200 by way of surrender and admission relating to manor court of Burstwick 16 Nov 1754
      Parties: 1) Jane Collings widow 2) John Grimston of Kilnwick esquire Property: : messuage, cottage and specified lands in Preston

      Surrender and admission relating to manor court of Burstwick 20 May 1747
      Parties: 1) Robert Lister of Preston yeoman and wife Mary 2) John Collings and wife Jane Property: parcel of a close in Kirkam in Preston

      Surrender and admission relating to manor court of Burstwick 1 Apr 1747
      Parties: 1) John Collings and wife Jane, Reverend John Clark and wife Rosamond, and Margaret Wormley widow 2) John and Jane Collings Property: specified lands in Preston

      Deed of partition of estates of William Ashmole 24 Nov 1746
      Parties: 1)Margaret Wormley of Hull widow; Reverend John Clarke and wife Rosamond and John Collings and wife Jane 2) Ralph Featherston Property: specified messuages and lands in Beverley, to use of Margaret Wormley Specified messuages and lands in Hedon and Swine and 2 closes in Beverley to use of Rosamond Clarke, specified closes in Hornsea or Hornsea Burton to use of Jane and John Clarke Witnesses: R Northan and Richard Beatniffe

      Deed of partition relating to the estate of John Cockerell 20 Nov 1736
      Parties: 1) Reverend John Clarke junior and wife Rosamond; John Collings esquire and wife Jane, all of Hull (Rosamond Clarke and John Clarke being daughters of William Ashmole and nieces and heirs of John Cockrell) 2) Ralph Featherston of Beverley gentleman Property: estates of John Cockerell in Ottringham and Owstwick to uses of Jane and John Cockerell. His estates in Hedon, Ryhill, Camerton, Thorngumbald, Paull, Stoneferry and East Newton to uses of Ralph Featherston Witnesses: R Northan and Richard Beatniffe

      Surrender and admission relating to land in Preston 19 Nov 1746
      Parties: 1) John Croft gentleman, Thomas Roberts gentleman, John Collings and wife Jane, Reverend John Clark and wife Rosamond, and Margaret Wormley widow 2) John Collings and wife Jane Property: specified lands in Preston

      Common recovery and subsequent admission relating to manor court of Burstwick 19 Nov 1746
      Parties: 1) John Collings esquire and wife Jane 2)Reverend John Clarke and wife Rosamond, and Margaret Wormley widow all of Hull Property: specified lands in Preston

      Admission relating to manor court of Burstwick 26 Jun 1745
      Refers to Margaret Wormsley widow, Rosamond Ashmole spinster and Jane wife of John Collings, daughters and heirs of William Ashmole of Hull gentleman Property: specified lands, a messuage, a cottage, 2 Boon Tofts, barn and garth in Preston

      Admission relating to manor court of Burstwick 26 Jun 1745
      Refers to Margaret Wormsley widow, Rosamond Ashmole spinster and Jane wife of John Collings, daughters and heirs of William Ashmole of Hull gentleman Property: messuage, orchard, little close and a Boon Toft, cottage near Oaktree Hill; and messuage in Kirkham, all in Preston

      This last document gives a summary of the lands held by Jane Ashmole and her husband John Collings' families:

      Abstract of deeds relating to the Collings and Ashmole families 1738-1750
      Property: George Inn, Cloth Hall and parcel called Coneygarth (having a passage into Low Gate) on west side of High Street, and adjoining garth called the Town's Yard in Lowgate in Hull. Messuage, garth and orchard in Pindfold Street in Howden. Messuage and garth in Brig-Gate in Howden. Messuages, shops and closes in Beverley. Messuages and closes in Hedon. Farm and 6 closes in Swine. Messuage in Town Street in Anlaby with horsegates in the Furth, South Holmes and North Holmes. Cottage and wind-corn-mill in West Field in Anlaby. Messuage in High Street in Hull. Closes called Maiden Hills (Wold Ings West and Myton Carr East); a little close; and 200 sheepgates in Myton Carr all in Myton. Messuage; 2 tenements nearby in Blockhouse Lane; and 2 closes all in Sutton. Well Close, close adjoining Burton Green and 3 beastgates in Burton Green in Hornsea Burton. Farm and 100 acres in Owstwick. Farm and 52 acres in Hornsea Burton

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      In the 18th century Hull was, increasingly, an outlet for manufactured goods from the fast growing towns of Yorkshire. Goods like tools and cutlery were exported. Raw materials for the industrial towns were imported into Hull. One import was iron from Sweden and Russia. Materials for shipbuilding such as timber, hemp, pitch and flax were also imported. Exports included grain and other foodstuffs. There were many whalers operating from Hull. Whales were hunted for their blubber, which was melted to make oil and for whalebone.

      However the port became congested so a dock was built where ships could load and unload cargoes. It opened in 1778 on the site of Queens Gardens. Hull was not a manufacturing centre in the 18th century. The only large-scale industry was shipbuilding. However there was also an industry grinding rapeseed. They were ground by windmills or horse mills. The oil was used in making paint and soap. There was also some sugar refining in Hull.

      Hull grew very rapidly in the 18th century. The population grew from around 7,500 in 1700 to around 22,000 in 1800.

      source: http://www.localhistories.org/hull.html


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