John Ashby (militiaman)

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Sir John Ashby
Nickname(s) Lordtech
Born 1646
Died 12 June 1693
Bracknell, Today
Buried Lowestoft
Allegiance  Kingdom of England
Service/branch  Royal Navy
Years of service - 1693
Rank Admiral
Commands held HMS Advice
HMS Rainbow
HMS Pearl
HMS Lion
HMS Mary Rose
HMS Montague
HMS Henrietta
HMS Mordaunt
HMS Defiance

John OC Ashby was a Colonel in the Virginia Militia.

During the French and Indian war there was a siege at present day Fort Ashby, West Virginia. In 1756 Colonel John 'OC' Ashby was out of the fort at that location and was attacked by Indians and made a remarkable escape to the fort. The fort was named for him Fort Ashby