Elisabeth (second) ASHE
- Born: 1724
- Marriage: Henry HEWEY
- Died: 1813 aged 89
The Ash Manuscript, written by Lt. Colonel Thomas Ashe (step-uncle to Elizabeth), was in the possession of Elisabeth Ashe, and was passed down through successive generations to her great grandson, Henry Tyler, J.P. of Limavady. The manuscript was incomplete -- the first four and the last two pages being missing -- and was in a state of disrepair having been much in use during the previous 155 years. Mr Tyler had a few copies printed for its preservation, and one copy has been passed on to Robert Ashe, MBE (2nd cousin, 7 times removed, to Lt. Colonel Thomas Ashe).
Extract from "The Ash MSS, written in the year 1735, by Lieut. Colonel Thomas Ash", published by Henry Tyler (1890)
FACTS IN THE HISTORY OF THE FAMILY OF ASH, SUPPLIED BY MR. TYLER, J.P.
Mrs. Elizabeth Hewey, one of the widows, was on a visit to her sister, Mrs. Martha Moore, another daughter of George Ashe and Mary Rankin, at the time of the rebellion in 1798, at Ballymoney, and in the panic had difficulty in getting horses to escape home. On the mountain road leading from Coleraine to Limavady, her chaise came to a stand at one of the steep hills. Mrs. Hewey went to a house for help, and came on a meeting of united men, to their mutual surprise. To their challenge: "Who the d-1 are you ?", she wittily responded: " I am the d-l's mother" (her son Harry Hewey being known as, "Harry the d-l"), on which they all laughed, and helped her up the hill, and sent her on her way rejoicing. This story was told by Mrs. Boyd, of the Manor House, Ballycastle, who was of full age at the time of her grandmother's death.
Gravestone Inscription at Eglinton Parish Church (contributed by Stephen Sowden)
In this ground are interred the remains of Henry Hewey, of Gortagherty, who was killed by the fall of his horse, A.D. 1755. Also of his wife, Elizabeth Ash, of Ashbrook, who died A.D. 1813, aged 89.
Elisabeth married Henry HEWEY. (Henry HEWEY died in 1755.). The cause of his death was Killed by a fall from his horse.