New local business, HD Carpet Care, added to website
Family History / Genealogy section expanded
Family History can be fascinating and entertaining, especially if some background to one's ancestors can be discovered along with a name. To this end a new section has been added to the History pages of this website, which list those residents of Ashwick who have graced the Quarter Session Courts or been involved in due legal processes in years gone by.
These snippets from the past give an insight into life in our parish, some good, some bad, and some just amusing!
Petition of the inhabitants of Ashwick concerning the good behaviour of John Tucker, compared to the bad behaviour of John Cooke. c1624
Bastardy Order: Order for John White to maintain Grace his daughter by Thomasin Abbington of Ashwick. November 1609
Evidence given by George Carter of Aldgate, London, that he was born in Aldgate, London, that at the age of 9 he went to Philadelphia, America, with his father, that he has been a sailor for the last 15 years, that he has not done anything to gain a legal settlement since his birth, and that he confesses to begging at Ashwick. March 1751
Petition of the inhabitants and parishioners of Aishweek [Ashwick], who state that William Joyce has lately left the parish, leaving behind five children, and that Alice Normans has delivered a base child, the reputed father being Robert Barnes of Stoke Lane [Stoke St Michael], but the parish of Aishweek having lately suffered a 'grevious contagious sickness', is unable to maintain the poor. 1631
Follow this link for the complete listings: People and names connected to Ashwick and Oakhill, pre WWI
This is an ongoing project and at present, relates to Ashwick only. Oakhill will follow in 2015. For further information please contact the webmaster.