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Families covered: Ashe of Clyst Fornyson, Ashe of Freshford, Ashe of Heytesbury, Ashe of Sowton, Ashe of Twickenham, Ashe of Westcombe

Richard Ashe of Clyst Fornyson (Clisfomison), Sowton, Devon (b c1528, bur 12.09.1591)
m. Prudence Rudgely (bur 25.08.1591, dau of John Rudgely of London)
1. Henry Ashe of Clyst Fornyson, Sowton (bur 08.06.1640)
  m1. Loveday Moyle (bur 27.01.1628-9, dau of Nicholas Moyle of St. Augustine's) ## see here ##
  A. Richard Ashe of Clyst Fornyson, Sowton (bpt 14.12.1597, a 1620)
  m. Anne Geere (dau of Andrew Geere or Gere of Hevertree (Havitree))
  Commoners reports that Richard & Anne had just 3 daughters, Anne (d young), Ursula & Prudence. Vivian shows that they had the following family.
  i. Richard Ashe (d before 01.03.1657-8)
  a.+ issue - Richard (bpt 02.12.1652), Anne (bpt 12.08.1641, d before 1658), Agnes (bpt 20.01.1648-9), Mary (bpt 25.06.1650, d before 1658), Susanna (b 15.02.1654-5)
  ii. Henry Ashe (bur 11.07.1680)
  m. Anne (bur 08.10.1692)
  a. John Ashe of Exeter (bur 31.01.1694-5)
  m. (21.12.1682) Dorothy Bradshaw of Exeter
  (1) Dorothy Ashe
  m. (07.09.1727) John Pidgeon of Topsham
  (2)+ other issue - Henry (bur 20.04.1685), Elizabeth (bur 14.06.1693), Sarah (bur 12.11.1695)
  b. Henry Ashe (bpt 04.11.1648, bur 26.07.1698)
  m. Sarah
  (1) Henry Ashe (bpt 21.03.1688-9, bur 24.09.1730)
  (A) Henry Ashe of Sowton (bur 06.05.1763)
  m. (16.09.1737) Catherine Wortley Montague (bur 30.11.1764)
  (i)+ issue - Richard Montague (bur 06.01.1740-1), Henry (bpt 24.08.1738, dvp), Catherine (bpt 18.10.1739)
  (2) Elizabeth Ashe (a 1725)
  m. (09.09.1702) Michael Saler of Crediton
  (3)+ other issue (a 1697) - Nicholas (bur 02.07.1725), Anne
  c. Anne Ashe (bpt 12.08.1641)
  iii.+ other issue - William (bur 08.06.1640), Andrew (bpt 20.04.1628, bur 03.02.1628-9), Anne (bpt 16.02.1616-7, bur 23.03.1618-9), Ursula (bpt 11.06.1618), Prudence (bur 25.11.1620), Mary (bur 27.07.1638), Loveday (bur 25.08.1638), Elizabeth (bur 05.08.1654)
  B. Prudence Ashe (bpt 23.12.1599)
  m. Oliver Mainwaring
  C.+ other issue - Anne (bpt 06.03.1594-5, bur 25.08.1596), Phoebe (bpt 27.11.1603, bur 29.11.1603)
  m2. (12.05.1629) Elizabeth (widow of Rev. Robert Campbell of Sowton)
2. Anne Ashe
  m. Nicholas Osborne of Keneford
3.+ other issue - Thomas (bpt 05.04.1560), Joan (bpt 27.07.1562), Prudence (bpt 02.11.1566)



James Ashe (a 1552)
m. Anne Walrond (dau of John Walrond of Bovey)
1. ?? Ashe
  BEB1841 & Commoners report that from James & Anne "sprung" the following John. We presume to show one intervening generation.
  A. John Ashe of Westcombe in Batcombe, Somerset (a 1634)
  m. Anne Strode (dau of Thomas Strode of Huxton Mallet)
  i. James Ashe of Freshford & Westcombe
  m. Grace Pitt (dau of Richard Pitt of Melcombe Regis)
  a. John Ashe of Freshford (a 1650)
m. Elizabeth Davison (dau of Henry Davison of Freshford by Anne, dau of Henry Chivers of Quelmerford)
  (1) James Ashe of Fifield (d 1671, MP) who (according to HoP) married ...
  m. Margery Harrington (dau of Sir James Harrington, 2nd Bart of Swakeleys)
  (A) John Ashe of Heywood House in Westbury, Wiltshire (b c1653, d 1687, MP) had issue
  m. Sarah
  (B) Elizabeth Ashe (d 11.09.1720) probably of this generation
m. James Parker of Frenches (b c1654, d 23.05.1689)
  (2) Edward Ashe of Freshford (3rd son)
  (A) daughter
  (3) Anne Ashe
  m. (1660) Sir John Shaw, Bart of Eltham
  (4) Grace Ashe
  m. John Methuen of Bradford & Bishops Cunning
  (5) Hester Ashe
  m. Samuel Creswick of Hanlam
  (6) daughter
m. John Barnard of Surrey
  (7) Mary Ashe
  m. Jacob Self of Beanacre
  (8)+ other issue - John of Teffent & Beckington (dsp), Samuel of Challots, Joseph of Longstreet, Benjamin of Westcombe, Jonathan of Clanwilliam (had issue)
b. Edward Ashe of London (a 1640, MP for Heytesbury)
  m. Elizabeth Woodward (dau of Christopher Woodward)
  (1) William Ashe of Heytesbury (d 1713)
  m. Anne Popham (dau of Alexander Popham of Littlecott)
  (A) Elizabeth Ashe ("only daughter")
  m. (1705) Pierce A'Court of Ivychurch
  (B) Laetitia Ashe (d 28.02.1742) possibly of this generation
  m. Thomas Penruddocke of Compton Chamberlayne (b 1678, d 1741)
  (2) Elizabeth Ashe probably of this generation
m. Thomas Foley of Witley Court (d 01.02.1700/1)
  (3) Anne Ashe probably of this generation
  m. Edward Ernle of Ashington (b 1649, dvp 1675)
  c. Sir Joseph Ashe, 1st Bart of Twickhenham (b 1618, d 15.04.1686, MP)
m. (by 1658) Mary Wilson (d 27.11.1705, dau of Robert Wilson of London by Katharine, dau of Richard Rudd of London)
  (1) Sir James Ashe, 2nd Bart of Twickhenham (bpt 27.07.1674, d 08.11.1733, MP)
  m. Catherine Bowyer (bur 05.06.1717, dau/coheir of Sir Edmund Bowyer of Camberwell by Martha Wilson (relict of Sir Edward Cropley))
  Both Commoners & BEB1841 report that Sir James dsp but BLG1952 ('Windham of Waghen'), supported by TCB (vol 2, 'Ashe of Twickenham', p122), identifies the following daugher through whom the Bowyer name was carried into her descendants.
  (A) Martha Ashe (bur 11.09.1749)
  m. (28.06.1715) Joseph Windham, later Windham-Ashe of Waghen & Camberwell (d 07.1746)
  (2) Catherine Ashe (d 24.12.1729)
  m. William Windham of Felbrigg (d 09.06.1689)
(3) Mary Ashe
  m. (24.11.1673) Horatio Townshend, Viscount Townshend (d 12.1687)
  (4) Anne Ashe
  d. Jonathan Ashe of London
  (1) Rebecca Ashe (d 19.08.1725)
  m. Sir Francis Vincent, Bart (d 10.02.1735-6)
  e. Samuel Ashe of Langley Burrell (d 1708, MP)
  m. (before 1668) Anne Pleydell (dau of Oliver Pleydell of Shrivenham)
  (1)+ 2 sons (1 dvp) + 3 daughters
  f. Anne Ashe (b c1623, d 06.02.1694) probably of this generation
  m1. Nathaniel Barnard of Shepton
  m2. John Parker of Frenches
  g. another daughter possibly the Catharine who married ...
  m. (1649) Robert Wilson of Didlington (brother of Mary)
  ii. Alice Ashe
  m. John Pitt of Melcombe Regis
  iii. Margaret Ashe
  m. John Mansel of Weymouth

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : Visitation (J.L. Vivian (1895), Devon, 1531+1564+1620+additions, 'Ashe or Aysshe of Sowton', p25+), Commoners (vol 2, 'Ashe of Ashfield', p578)
(2) For lower section : BEB1841 ('Ashe of Twickenham'), Commoners (vol 2, 'Ashe of Ashfield', p579)
[The lower section was originally uploaded 01.04.06 within Ashe1. It was moved here to facilitate a correction.]
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