Here's another fun timeline from my book in progress, 'Our Brown Roots.' Timelines are useful tools when trying to understand the lives & movements of a family. They are also very useful for understanding a family in relation to local and world events. I am currently writing a book, 'Our Brown Roots.' At the beginning of each surname section I have included a timeline like the one below.
Click on the links to learn more about the people in this timeline.
TIMELINE OF THE ASHLEY FAMILY
1610 Dutch East India Company carried tea from Macau to Europe & set off the beginnings of a new European habit
1618 The Virginia Company of London set up the Headright System that gave 50 acres of land to colonists who paid their own way to VA, or paid for others
1624 The Dutch settled New Amsterdam (New York State)
1624 King James made Virginia a royal colony
1625 John Ashley born in England
1650 Colonial population approximately 50,400
1650 World population, estimated at 500 million
c 1650 Birth of Thomas Ashley, Sr., son of John, in VA
1653 John Ashley owned 300 acres of land in Lancaster, VA
1669 John Ashley granted 137 acres of land in Lancaster, VA
1699 Town of Williamsburg, VA established
c 1710 Birth of Thomas Ashley, Jr. in Bertie, NC
1718 22 Nov. Pirate Blackbeard killed off the coast of North Carolina
1729 North Carolina became a royal English colony
c 1733 Birth of Ann (Ashley) Lawrence, daughter of Thomas Ashley, Jr., NC
1742 Thomas Ashley, Sr. sold to Thomas Ashley, Jr. 120 acres on Cashoke Creek, Bertie, NC
13 April 1743 Thomas Jefferson, future 3rd president, born in Virginia
1754 – 1763 French & Indian War
1758 Thomas Ashley, Sr. with sons Thomas Ashley, Jr. & John Ashley lived in Bertie, NC
c 1762 Birth of Ann (Lawrence) Dillon, daughter of Ann (Ashley) Lawrence, NC
1789 North Carolina became the 12th state
1789 30 April. New York City became the first US Capital
1790 Aug. Death of Thomas Ashley, Jr., 80 years old, Bertie, NC
1800 Population of North Carolina: 478,103
1840 The first public schools opened in North Carolina
1850 World population, estimated at 1.1 billion
This chart shows the connection between the Ashley family & my paternal grandfather's father.
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