Ashbury Genealogy

James Lloyd ASHBURY

James Lloyd ASHBURY[1]

Male 1834 - 1895  (61 years)

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  • Name James Lloyd ASHBURY 
    Born 27 Apr 1834  Chorlton, Lancashire, England. Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Buried 1895  Kensal Green Cemetery. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 3 Sep 1895  Westminster, Middlesex, England. Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I270  Ashbury
    Last Modified 19 Nov 2015 

    Father John ASHBURY,   b. 1806, Eccles, Lancashire, England. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1866, Kensington, London, England. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Mother Frances LLOYD,   b. 1805, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1872, Paris, France. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 19 Oct 1834  Prestwich, Lancashire, England. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F200  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Apr 1834 - Chorlton, Lancashire, England. Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    A0270 James ASHBURY
    A0270 James ASHBURY
    ONS.0270 James ASHBURY Vanity Fair 31 Oct 1874
    ONS.0270 James ASHBURY Vanity Fair 31 Oct 1874

  • Notes 
    • 1834 : Born in Chorlton, Lancashire, England. Date of birth, 27 April 1833, is entered on baptism record. [I suggest that this is an error because if he was born three months before his elder brother was baptised surely he would have been baptised at the same time, and would not also have been called James].
      1835 : Baptised in Cathedral St Peter, Manchester, Lancashire, England.
      1851 : Poplar Grove, Gorton Lane, Gorton, Lancashire, England: James ASHBURY/ Son/ Single/ 18/ Assistant Railway Carriage & Wagon Manufacturer/ Manchester, Lancashire, England.
      1861 : Not found on British census.
      1866 : Elected Associate of the Institution of Civil Engineers, 10 Apr 1866.
      1868 : Living in Brighton.
      1870 : Challenged for the America’s Cup in schooner ‘Cambria’.
      1871 : 9 Sussex Place, Paddington, Middlesex, London: James ASHBURY/ Head/ Single/ 36/ Income from shares in Public Companies/ Manchester, Lancashire, England.
      1871 : Challenged for the America’s Cup in schooner ‘Livonia’.
      1873 : Electoral Register: 9 Sussex Place, Westminster, London: James ASHBURY.
      1874 : Land Tax Record: 289 Grosvenor St, St Geo Han Sq, Westminster: £8.15.0d.
      1874 : MP for Brighton.
      1875 : Electoral Register: 66 Grosvenor St, St Geo Han Sq, Westminster: James ASHBURY.
      1875 : Electoral Register: 14 Albert Mansions, St Margaret, Westminster: James ASHBURY.
      1876 : Land Tax Record: 289 Grosvenor St, St Geo Han Sq, Westminster: £8.15.0d.
      1878 : Land Tax Record: 289 Grosvenor St, St Geo Han Sq, Westminster: £8.15.0d.
      1880 : Electoral Register: Grosvenor St, St Geo Han Sq, Westminster: James ASHBURY.
      1881 : Not found on British census.
      1883 : Ashbury travelled to New Zealand in 1883 and again twice in 1885, but did not settle there. He took an interest in Maori complaints against the confiscation of their land following the New Zealand Land Wars of the 1860’s (much to the annoyance of the local administration), and purchased Merrivale, a sheep station of 26,000 acres in the South Island of New Zealand. He returned to New Zealand for the last time to attempt to settle a dispute with the vendor. Unfortunately, due to lack of direct management supervision and injudicious appointments, the profitable farm quickly turned into a financial disaster for Ashbury, from which he never recovered. He failed to meet payments on promissory notes he had issued to the vendor and lost subsequent Court actions during which he claimed the profitability of the station had been misrepresented to him by the vendor. He maintained to his death that the former owners had tricked him as to the farms profitability.
      1885 : Star, 21 Mar 1885: The Merrivale Estate, comprising 26,390 acres sold by John C Ellis to James ASHBURY, ex M.P. for Brighton, and the price is about £150,000.
      1885 : Grey River Argus, 1 April 1885: ASHBURY the ex M.P. for Brighton left Auckland for ‘Frisco on the SS Australia.
      1891 : 17 Grafton St, Mayfair, Middlesex, England: James ASHBURY; Lodger; Single; 52; No occupation; Manchester, Lancashire.
      1893 : Ellis Island Immigration Register: ASHBURY, James; England; 60 years; ‘Augusta Victoria’ 2 October 1893 from Southampton, England.
      1895 : Died in 7 Old Burlington Street, St James, Westminster, London, England.
      1895 : Buried in Kensal Green Cemetery.
      1896 : Probate Calendar: James ASHBURY of 7 Old Burlington Street, Middlesex. Died 3 September 1895. Probate London, 31 January to George Frederick Church, Solicitor’s Managing Clerk and William McCandlish, Civil Engineer. Effects $400.
      See Who's Who of British MPs. [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7]

  • Sources 
    1. [S35] Wikipedia.

    2. [S3] See Death Certificate.

    3. [S15] FamilySearch.

    4. [S5] 1851 census.

    5. [S7] 1871 census.

    6. [S16] Ancestry.com.

    7. [S9] 1891 census.