|Welcome to the Ashe Family Tree, which was started by my grandfather and built on by my father — all paper-based. The web version was inspired by my son Peter, who put up the first website, and to whom I hope to pass on this extended work in due course. The current version of the website has only been made possible through the patience and technical wisdom of my brother, David, to whom I owe a great debt.It is impossible to calculate the number of hours that has gone into research, and I have tried to be as accurate as possible, quoting sources where possible. However, it is sure to contain errors – particularly the further back in history that it goes. While some of the linkages pre-1066 may be described by serious genealogists as flights of the imagination, it is fun to speculate on how we are descended from Adam and Eve! To bolster the notion that it is possible to go back as far as Adam, I would refer readers to an interesting book One Hundred Thirty Eight Generations From Adam, being a Pedigree traced from Adam to the Present Time by George Edward Congdon (1910). However, I would also draw your attention to his Preface where he writes: “I have presented this simply as a matter of curiosity and would have no-one suppose that I put any faith in it”.
Thanks to the generous contributions of a number of family members, new-found friends and distant cousins, and the internet, as well as to the time now afforded to me in my retirement, I am able to update the database from time to time with new members of the family tree, as well as with new information on individuals. As always, any suggestions for corrections and improvements, or photos to add, would be most welcome.
In recognition of all that my parents – Pat and Marion Ashe – have done for me, and all that they mean to me, this Family Tree is dedicated to them. My mother passed away on 31 July 2008, and my father followed her on 6 January 2009. We treasure their memories.
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Welcome to the Ashe Family Site
This site provides both a database on currently researched members of the Ashe Family and related individuals, and information on a number of individuals.
Any comments, corrections and suggestions would be welcome.
2 January 2016: Apart from James Ross' book, Children of the Ashes, there is not much information available on PVO/CORD, which details some of the events of the 1970s and early 1980s in Vietnam and Thailand. I have made an attempt to remedy this with an abbreviated History of PVO. Any suggestions with additional information would be most welcome, especially from those who worked for PVO/CORD during those years.
19 November 2015: With grateful thanks for their contributions to Susie Warren and Olivia Ashmore, I have now prepared a Research Paper on "The Ashes of Narraghmore, County Kildare". I have not yet been able to fit them into the main Ashe Tree, so any comments and help on this would be welcome.
4 October 2015: With apologies for the long silence on Latest News, I have now done a major update to the Family Tree. The delay has been due to my 5 year old computer dying, installation of new software, and incorporating multiple updates from ongoing research and contributions from cousins and other contributors (many thanks for all your inputs!).
29 March 2015: The Rev. Alexander MacLachlan, who married my grandmother's sister, published in 1938, for private distribution, "A Potpourri of Sidelights and Shadows from Turkey". I inherited a copy from my father, and he must have got it from his father. The original is bound in wooden covers with hinges, and is beginning to fade, but I have managed to scan it and make it available for others to enjoy -- it's a fascinating account of his time in Turkey and well worth reading.
19 October 2014: Many congratulations to Peter Ashe and Palna Patel on their marriage in London. It was a wonderful occasion, which was celebrated by both families.
20 May 2014: With thanks to David Ashe (Puerto Rico) for the suggestion, I have now made a "People" page for Commander Edward David Ashe, who was the first Director of the Quebec Observatory in Canada, and the great great grandfather of David.
17 May 2014: Although laid low with Dengue Fever, I have, with the help of Frank Bunting, been able to research the Ash branch of the family that emigrated from Londonderry to Philadelphia in 1750. The line starts with Capt. Henry Ash, and I hope this will be useful to our American cousins.
19 January 2014: Although I am still on the trail of the ancestors of Theophilus Fielding Ashe, in order to link him into the main Ashe Family Tree, I have been able to update the webpage on him with a little more information.
9 November 2013: Through the kindness of Dr David Morris, Head of Archaeology at the McGregor Museum in Kimberley, and courtesy of the Kimberley Africana Library, I have been able to update the research paper on Dr. Evelyn Oliver Ashe. This paper now provides a faitly comprehensive view of his life, but I'm still missing the link to the main tree, so would love to hear from anyone who has more information.
9 November 2013: With grateful thanks to John, who took the photos, we can now make available a Pedigree, issued by Sir William Betham, Ulster King of Arms, in 1846 to the Rev. Isaac Ashe, in Ireland. This is a historical document and well worth perusing.