George ASHE (of Ashbrook)
- Born: 17 Nov 1679, Ashbrook, co. Londonderry, Ireland
- Marriage: Mary RANKIN circa 1703
- Died: 25 Jun 1729 aged 49
Extract from "The Ash MSS, written in the year 1735, by Lieut. Colonel Thomas Ash", published by Henry Tyler (1890)
George, born 17 November 1679; he and Stephen were at school till John Ash, the father, died, which was in November 1684. Their mother, Mrs Ash, continued a widow at Corneirin till the 6 of July 1686, and then was married to John Cromey; and the summer following removed to County of Antrim, taking with him Stephen, George, Charity, and Phillis with her, there being none of her first husband's children alive by her but them 4; there they were kept at school till the month of April 1689, and a short time before the Siege sat down before Derry, Mr Cromey and his wife and the 4 children named went to Scotland, to the City of Glasgow, and remained there till in or about October or November following; came home to Mullans, where they formerly lived. The children were there kept at school till George was fit to go to a trade; he was bound apprentice to his brother Henry, to the tanner trade, in or about 1694, but that laborious calling did not agree with him, and so went to his mother's and to his sister Browne's, spending the time till he was married to Mr. John Rankin's daughter, Mary; brought her to Coranerin, which his father left him in his will or codicil; he was made Lieut. to Capt. George Tomkins in the Militia; was burgess in the Corporation of Derry, and served twice High-Sheriff for the City & County of Londonderry ; he died 25 June 1729, and left a numerous issue, whose names are:-
Jane, born in 1704.
John, born in 1705, dead.
Sarah, born in 1706, dead.
Elisabeth, born in 1707, dead.
Cha., born in 1709. (Note: presumably Charity)
Mary, born in 1710.
George, born in 1712.
Susanna, born in 1714;
Sophia, born in 1716;
William, born in 1717.
Phillis, born in 1718, dead.
Martha, born in 1719.
Thomas, born in 1721, dead.
Rebecca, born in 1722, dead.
2nd Phillis, born in 1724.
2nd Elisabeth, born in 1725;
Lydia, born in 1727.
Extract from the "WILL OF JOHN ASH-1680"
Item.-I devise unto my 2nd son, George Ash, begotten
in the body of the said Elisabeth, my wife, the said four townlands of Faronyreagh, Lettershandony, Straheaile, and Ferrydrene, and also all benefit of the houses that I have from my uncle, Thomas Skipton, of the townland of Corenerin, with my house, now situate thereupon, and other its appurtenances, all now in my possession, to have and to hold to the said George Ash, his heirs and assigns for ever.
George married Mary RANKIN, daughter of John RANKIN and Unknown, circa 1703. (Mary RANKIN was born in 1682 and died in 1764 in Ashbrook, co. Londonderry, Ireland.)