Alice Ashton b. 1617

Alice Ashton 10th great grandmother maternal, sailed from St Albans, England to Virginia in 1635, she was about 20. At HathiTrust a list of passengers, “x? Aug 1635 Theis underwritten names are to be transported to Virginea, imbarqued in the Safety, John Graunt Mr, almost 3 pages of names, Alice Ashton 20.” These lists are published in a book: The original lists of persons of quality, emigrants, religious exiles, political rebels, serving men sold for a term of years, apprentices, children stolen, maidens pressed, and others, who went from Great Britain to the American plantations, 1600-1700. With their ages, the localities where they formerly lived in the mother country, the names of the ships in which they embarked, and other interesting particulars. From mss. preserved in the State Paper Dept. of Her Majesty’s Public Record Office, England, by John Hotten  published in 1832. That’s the actual title, generally shortened to The original lists of persons of quality, which is kind of worse.

Anyway Alice is sailing, she is the only Ashton on The Safety.

  • 1635 April Alice’s sister Mary Ashton 10th great grandmother, sailed with her husband Thomas Olney, and kids: Thomas age 1, Epenetus an infant. The Olneys left St Albans, England on the Planter 2 Apr 1635, then arrived in New England maybe mid May of 1635.
  • 1635 June on the ship with Alice “a trunk and a desk, which my mother gave to me”
  • 1635 August Alice probably joins her sister Mary’s family in colonial Massachusetts.
  • 1635 October In Providence is Thomas Angell who escaped with Roger Williams and 4 others in a canoe in the dark of night 08 Oct 1635.
  • 1637 Thomas Olney is a freeman and holds several Civil positions. He is also a baptist and associated with Roger Williams so is banished from Massachusetts.
  • 1638 Olneys and Ashtons follow Williams to Providence.
  • 1646 Thomas Angell and Alice marry
  • 1668 Angells and Olneys are some of the original settlers of Rhode Island and founders, members of the First Baptist Church.

Alice and Thomas Angell have eight children and long lives in Providence. They die in the same year 1694, Alice age 77, Thomas age 78. Alice Ashton Angell writes her will  and gives the trunk and desk which sailed with her from St. Albans to her namesake daughter Alice Angell who is 45 and married to Eleazer Whipple. Eleazer and Alice Angell Whipple may have had 10 children. They lived and died in Providence, Alice lived to age 94. Both are buried in the Whipple Mowry Cemetery also known as Rhode Island Historical Cemetery Lincoln 15.

Snapshot from page 75 The Providence oath of allegiance and its signers, 1651-2 at HathiTrust


Ashton Angell, Alice will 1694


The Providence oath of allegiance and its signers, 1651-2 by Bowen, Richard LeBaron page 75 at HathiTrust

The Original Lists of Persons of Quality: Emigrants by Hotten, John Camden page 123 at HathiTrust.