- Born: 1617
- Marriage: Mary Wilson
- Died: 21 April 1686 aged 69
- Buried: 1686, Twickenham, Middlesex
Of Twickenham. Created a Baronet of Great Britain 1660 by King
Charles II. According to Baronetcies of England, Ireland and
Scotland, he died 15/04/1686.
The village of Wawne (or Waghen) is just to the north of Hull, on the
East bank of the River Hull. A Cistercian abbey established at Meaux
was to dominate the economic and social life of the parish of Wawne
until its dissolution in 1539 when it came into the hands of the
crown. For the next century the Alford and Langdale families owned
Wawne until the Corporation of the City of London acquired it in 1629.
In 1651 they made a grant of some of the land and rents to Joseph Ashe
(1617-1686) who was the third son of a London clothier. He became a
successful London merchant and built up estates in Wawne quickly,
though he did not reside in the village. Katherine Ashe (1652-1729),
married William Windham of Fellbrigg Hall, Norfolk when the Wawne
property transferred. The Windham family were wealthy London merchants
also who had owned Fellbrigg since at least the early part of the
fifteenth century. Joseph Windham Ashe (1683-1746) was a merchant in
London specialising in wholesale linen drapery and was cashier to the
salt commissioners between about 1718 and 1734, and 1741. Wawne passed
down through his descendants until transferring to the Smith family in
Noted events in his life were:
1. Created Baronet:in 19 September 1660.
2. He signed a will on 17 March 1685.
3. He had an estate probated on 21 April 1686.
Joseph married Mary Wilson, daughter of Robert Wilson and Unknown. (Mary Wilson died on 6 December 1705 and was buried in 1705 in Twickenham, Middlesex.)