James ASHE (of Dinton and Salisbury)
(Cir 1667-1728)
Rev. Robert ASHE Prebendary of Winchester
Rev. Dr. Robert HOADLY-ASHE


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Rev. Dr. Robert HOADLY-ASHE

  • Born: 8 Dec 1750
  • Christened: 11 Dec 1850, Bishop's Waltham, Hampshire, England
  • Marriage: Mary Elizabeth Sarah
  • Died: 28 Apr 1826, Crewkerne, Somerset, England aged 75
  • Buried: 8 May 1826, St. Bartholomew's, Crewkerne, Somerset, England

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Extract from England Births and Christenings
Name: Robert Ashe
Birth Date: 8 December 1750
Christening Date: 11 December 1750
Christening Place: Bishop's Waltham, Hampshire, England
Father: Robert Ashe
Mother: Hannah

Extract from "Alumni Oxonienses: The Members of the University of Oxford, 1715-1886" by Joseph Foster (1891)
Ashe, Robert. son of Robert, of Winchester (city), cleric. Pembroke College, matriculated 13 November 1769, aged 18, B.A. 1773, M.A. 1793, B & D.D. 1794, vicar of Crewkerne 1775-1826, assumed additional name of Hoadley; died 3 May 1826.

Extract from "The Gentleman's Magazine: Vol. XCVI" by Sylvanus Urban (1826)
The Rev. Dr. Robert Hoadly Ashe was for fifty years perpetual curate of Crewkerne cum Misterton, Somerset, and formerly master of the grammar school at the former place.
Dr. Ashe was son of a prebendary of Winchester and was presented to Crewkerne in 1775 by the dean and chapter of that cathedral. He compounded for the degrees of MA Dec 11 1793 and of B and DD July 17 1794 as of Pembroke College Oxford. He published in 1797 for the benefit of an ingenious pupil some Poetical Translations from various Authors by Master John Browne of Crewkerne, a boy of twelve years old, and in 1799 A Letter to the Rev John Milner, D.D., F.S.A., Author of the Civil and Ecclesiastical History of Winchester; occasioned by his false and illiberal aspersions on the memory and writings of Dr. Benjamin Hoadly, formerly Bishop of Winchester. Between the appearance of these two publications Dr. Ashe had obtained a very considerable property and assumed the name of Hoadly before that of Ashe, on the death of his aunt, the relict of Dr John Hoadly chancellor of Winchester and son of the Bishop.
Dr. Robert Hoadly Ashe died on 28 April 1826 at the age of 75 years.

Extract from "The London Gazette" dated 7 February 1797
Whitehall, February 6, 1797
The King hath been pleased to give and grant unto the Reverend Robert Ashe, D.D. of Eling in the County of Southampton, His Royal License and Authority that he and his Issue may assume and take the surname of Hoadly before that of Ashe, and also bear the arms of Hoadly quarterly with those of Ashe, in grateful Respect to the Memory of his late aunt Elizabeth Hoadly, Widow of John Hoadly, L.L.D. who was second and only surviving Son of Benjamin Hoadly, late Bishop of Winchester.

Extract from the "Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette" dated Thursday, 22 August 1822
Sunday night the expectations of the inhabitants of Crewkerne and its vicinity were realized by the opening of the Organ presented by their worthy pastor, the Rev. Dr. Ashe, to the parishioners. Miss Westlake, who presided at the organ, played several of Handel's choruses as voluntaries in her usual superior style, to the infinite gratification of an assemblage of not less than 2000 persons.

Extract from "History of Crekerne School, ad 1499-1899 " by the Rev. Richard Grosvenor Bartelot, M.A. (1899)
23rd February. Rev. ROBERT HOADLY ASHE, D.D., son of Rev. Robert Ashe, Prebendary of Winchester. He matriculated at Pembroke College, Oxford, 13th Nov., 1769, aet. 18. B.A. 1773, M.A. 11th December, 1793, B.D. and D.D. 17th July, 1794. Appointed by the Dean and Chapter of Winchester Perpetual Curate of Crewkerne and Misterton 1775, which he held till his death, 3rd May, 1826, aged 75. He assumed the additional name of Hoadly 1798, on the death of his aunt, the relict of Dr. John Hoadly, son of Bishop Hoadly. During his seven years as Master of Crewkerne School he had at one time 80 boarders. Among his scholars was a certain John Browne, a youth of 12, imbued with poetical talent, and it was Dr. Ashe who published in 1797, for the benefit of his pupil, " Poetical Translations from various Authors, by Master John Browne, of Crewkerne, a boy of 12 years old." For the eccentricities of Dr. Ashe in his later life we refer our readers to Pulman's Book of the Axe, p. 264, 295.

Extract from "Dictionary of National Biography" by Sir Leslie Stephen (1885)
ASHE, ROBERT HOADLEY (1751- 1826), divine, born about 1751, was son of a prebendary of Winchester, educated at Pembroke College, Oxford, compounded for M.A. 1793, and B.D. and D.D. 1794, and from 1775 to 1826 he held the living of Crewkerne, Somersetshire. He took the name of Hoadley upon inheriting a property from his aunt, who had married a son of Bishop Hoadley. He edited in 1787 a volume of poetical translations by 'Master John Browne of Crewkerne, a boy of twelve years old,' and in 1799 published a letter to Dr. Milner, author of the history of Winchester, vindicating Bishop Hoadley from Milner's "false and illiberal aspersions.' He died on 3 May 1826. Several letters of his are printed in Nichols's ' Illustrations.'
[Nichols's Illustrations, v. 729-49; Gent. Mfig. xcvi. pt. ii. p. 181.]

Extract from "The Book of the Axe" by George P. R. Pulman (1854)
Crewkerne Church: A small gallery occupies the eastern end of each of the nave-aisles, extending into the transepts, and a large gallery spans the entire width of the nave and aisles at the western end. In the last is an organ, which was presented in 1823 by the Rev. Dr. Ashe, at that time the incumbent of the parish.

Extract from the "Salisbury and Winchester Journal" dated Monday, May 3, 1826
On Wednesday last died, aged 75, the Rev. Robert Hoadley Ashe, D.D., upwards of 50 years perpetual curate of Crewkerne, and Vicar of Misterton, Somerset.

Extract from the Cambridge Chronicle and Journal, dated Friday, 12 May 1826
Clergymen Deceased.
At Crewkerne, the Rev. Dr. Robert Hoadley Ashe.

Extract from Somerset Online Parish Clerks Genealogy
Name: Robert Hoadley Ashe
Buried: 8 May 1826 at St. Bartholomew, Crewkerne
Age: 76 years
Buried by: Plumpton Wilson
Notes: Revd.; 51 years; Perpetual Curate of Crewkerne.

Extract from the Taunton Courier and Western Advisor dated Wednesday, 5 December 1923
Faithful Ash - Fidelis Ash, mentioned in my note published on October 27th last, as having taken his degree at Wadham College, in 1703, was the son of William Ash of Seaborough, near Crewkerne, and was born in the year 1687. He was a student at Crewkerne Grammar School. He matriculated on the 16th July 1703, at the age of 16 years, obtained his B.A., 1707, and M.A. King's College, Cambridge, 1719. He became Rector of Seaborough in 1711, Vicar of Musterton in 1708, and died July 1720, at the age of 36 years. Another son of William Ash, also named William, born 1681, matriculated at Wadham on the 20th May 1697, at the age of 16 years. He was a Clerk 1608-1700; B.A. 1700-01, and M.A. 1704; Rector of Wayford and Vicar of Burstock. He died September 1725. The Headmaster of the School in 1780 was the Rev. Robert Hoadley Ashe, D.D. He was a son of the Rev. Robert Ashe, Prependary of Winchester, and was Perpetual Curate of Crewkerne and Misterton 1775, which he held till his death, 3rd May 1826, aged 75. Among his scholars was John Browne, a youth of 12, imbued with poetical talent, and it was Dr. Ashe who published in 1797, for the benefit of his pupil, "Poetical Translations from Various Authors, by Master John Browne, of Crewkerne, a boy of 12 years old."


Robert married Mary Elizabeth Sarah. (Mary Elizabeth Sarah was born in 1750 and died on 23 Aug 1826 in Rivers Street, Bath, Somerset, England.)

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