Isaac Leslie ASHE
- Born: 21 Jan 1866, Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan, Ireland
- Marriage (1): Ethel Gertude CHEALES on 2 Jul 1895 in Hendon Parish Church, Hendon, Middlesex, England
- Died: 1924, Brentford, London, England aged 58
Extract from "The Belfast Newsletter" dated 25 January 1866
Births: Ashe -- January 21, at Castleblayney, the wife of Isaac Ashe, Esq., M.B., T.C.D., of a son.
Extract from Ireland Births and Baptisms
Name: Isaac Leslie Ashe
Date of Birth: 21 January 1866
Place of Birth: Monaghan, Ireland
Father: Isaac Ashe
Mother: Sarah Gore
Extract from "The Dublin University Calendar, Vol. III for the Year 1906-7" (1907)
1886: Ashe, Leslie.
Scholars of Trinity College:
1887, Classics: Leslie Ashe.
Vice-Chancellor's Latin Medallists:
1890: Ashe, Leslie.
Supplemental Gold Medallists, Classics:
1890: Ashe, Leslie.
Ferrar Memorial Prizemen:
1891: Ashe, Leslie
1891: Ashe, Leslie.
1892: Ashe, J. Leslie (2nd Rank Exhibition).
Extract from UK Births, Marriages and Deaths
Groom: Isaac Leslie Ashe
Bride: Ethel Gertrude Cheales
Marriage: Sept. 1895 at Hendon, Middlesex.
Extract from the "Cork Constitution" dated Monday, 8 July 1895
ASHE - CHEALES: July 2, at Hendon Parish Church, by the Ven. Archdeacon Gore, D.D., uncle of the bridegroom, assisted by the Rev. J. Cheales, cousin of the bride, and the Rev. N. Mant, vicar of Hendon, Isaac Leslie Ashe, of Clyst Fornyson, Acton W., eldest son of the late Isaac Ashe, M.D., FRKQCPI, to Ethel Gertrude, second daughter of the late W. Bellingham Cheales.
Extract from the "St. James's Gazette" dated Tuesday, 1 December 1903
The winner of the first prize of £1,000 in the "Times" competition is Mr. L. Ashe, army tutor, of Acton, Middlesex.
Extract of a letter to Ms. Kift
December 8, 1903.
". . . Our last bit of family news reached us in a telegram from Sally, "Encyclopedia Competition out. Ashe first." Yes, Leslie Ashe has won the prize of £1,000! It was offered by the Publishers of the Encyclopedia Britannica for the best answers to a series of questions on the contents of the said Encyclopedia - of course very difficult and elaborate. 11,080 competitors entered, and 5,000 persevered. There were 93 prizes in all, ranging from the £1,000 to £10. We all hoped Leslie would get something, but did not dare to dream of his coming out on the top! He took up the thing when he came home so out of health and unable for ordinary work, finding it a great interest, and, as he said, to save himself "from a nervous breakdown." It is a grand thing for him, and likely to make his name as a Tutor. He is being interviewed by newspapers, and getting congratulated on all sides. Of course it is a wonderful cheer to Sally, and one is very thankful for that, she has had so much to try and depress her."
Extract from "The Tatler" dated Wednesday, 9 December 1903 (with photo)
The £1,000 Prizewinner in the "Times" Competition.
Mr. Leslie Ashe, who won first place in the Times competition from 11,080 competitors, is an army tutor at Acton. He is an Irishman and a distinguished graduate from Trinity College, Dublin, which perhaps accounts for his success.
Extract from England and Wales Census, 1911
Census Location: Acton, Brentford, Middlesex
Head of Household: Leslie Ashe; age 45; birthplace Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan, Ireland
Wife: Ethel Ashe; age 45; birthplace Hagworthingham, Lincolnshire
Son: Arthur Ashe; age 13; birthplace Acton, Middlesex.
Son: Ernst Ashe; age 4, birthplace Acton, Middlesex.
Extract from UK Deaths
Name: Ashe, Isaac L.
Death Registered: Jul-Sept. 1924 at Brentford.
Isaac married Ethel Gertude CHEALES, daughter of William Bellingham CHEALES and Edith Hanson, on 2 Jul 1895 in Hendon Parish Church, Hendon, Middlesex, England. (Ethel Gertude CHEALES was born in Jun 1865 in Hagworthingham, Lincolnshire, England and died in Sep 1943 in Willesden, London, England.)