- Born: 1715
- Marriage: Catherine Paulet on 4 February 1749
- Died: 11 August 1750 aged 35
- Buried: 20 August 1750, Heytesbury, Wiltshire
Succeeded to the estates of his uncle Edward in 1748.
Inscription found in Heytesbury Church:
Near this place, within the sacred Dome lies the body of William Ashe,
of this parish, Esquire. A descendant of the antient Ashes of this
county from whence he was a rightful a gentleman as any and from
himself as complete and one coming from his fathers in all the grace
of an honourable family and (greater than that) laid to them in all
Tho (by a Doom appointed to all) now confuming in his sepulchre by a
priviledge peculiar, to a few, triumphs over his own Dust there. In
and excellency of person which shall never flee its grave. The Master
a praise in his house; the man a praise in the gates, A man valued by
all; a friend that couldn' be valued.
As he completed and heightened every reason of regard. The Old man -
such not from living a great while but from living a great deal to
whose worthy memory this marble, which shall hold his name with grace
and reputation and bear it to posterity in love and regard, Is, with
justest and purest sentiments of Duty and Honour Erected by his
mouning relict, Mistress Catherine Ashe, daughter to the Honourable
Lord Harry Paulet of Edington.
William married Catherine Paulet, daughter of Harry Paulet, 4th Duke of Bolton and Unknown, on 4 February 1749.