- Born: 1599 191
- Marriage: Elizabeth Woodward
- Died: 31 October 1656 aged 57
- Buried: 1656, All Hallows, Staining, City of London
Cloth merchant and parliamentarian activist. Apprenticed to the
Drapers Company in 1616. MP for Heytesbury 1640 - 1653.
Bought the Manor and Hundred of Heytesbury in 1641. Had an additional
unnamed daughter who married Robert Wilson. Buried in All Hallows
Staining, City of London, close to Fenchurch Street Station. The
church was demolished in 1870.
Inscription found in Heytesbury Church:
In memory of Edward Ashe of Halstead in the county of Kent and Lord of
the Manor which he purchased of the family of the Mores in 1641 and
died 31 October 1656 aged 47. Of Elizabeth his widow daughter of
Christopher Woodward of Lambeth Esquire who died 24 June 1698 aged 78.
Of Anne wife of William Ashe Esquire daughter of Alexander Popham of
Littlecote who died 30 April 1684 aged 35. Of William Ashe Esquire
who died 22 October 1713 aged 67. Of Frances wife of Edward Ashe
Esquire daughter of Edward Harvey of Coombe Neville of the county of
Surrey Esquire who died 30 March 1743 aged 68. Of Edward Ashe who
died 22 May 1748 aged 75. Of William Ashe who died 11 August 1750
aged 36 Of Pierce à Court Ashe son of Pierce à Court of Ivy Church in
this county and Rodden in the county of Somerset. Of Elizabeth his
wife daughter of William Ashe who died 6 September 1768 aged 66. Of
Annabella à Court Ashe wife of General à Court Ashe daughter and
co-heiress of Thomas Vernon of Twickenham Park in the county of
Middlesex who died 29 February 1777 aged 70. Of William à Court Ashe
a general of his Majesty's forces and colonel of the 11th Regiment of
Infantry who died 2 August 1781 aged 73. Of Laetitia wife of the
Honourable William Eliot of Liskeard (elder daughter of Sir William
Pierce Ashe à Court Baronet and Dame Laetitia his wife daughter of
Henry Wyndham of the Close of Salisbury Esquire) who died 20 January
1810 aged 31.
Noted events in his life were:
1. He signed a will on 26 April 1656.
2. He had an estate probated on 17 November 1656.
Edward married Elizabeth Woodward, daughter of Christopher Woodward and Unknown. (Elizabeth Woodward was born in 1620 and died in 1698.)