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Rev. Robert Pickering ASHE
The Right Rev. Francis Featherstonhaugh JOHNSTON C.B.E., Bishop in Egypt
Gladys Katie HEAD
Rev. Francis Patrick Bellesme ASHE
Marion Islay JOHNSTON

Islay Jane ASHE


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Michael DOWNEY

Islay Jane ASHE

  • Born: 6 Jan 1958, London, England
  • Marriage: Michael DOWNEY on 16 Aug 1986 in St. John's Episcopal Church, Burnside Moffat, Scotland

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Jane, together with Andrew, is part of the second set of twins in the family born on 6 January 1958. Growing up in Otley, she eventually went to boarding school in Surrey. She became an active member of the church youth group in both Leamington and in Church Stretton and helped in many church activities. She trained at the Great Ormond St. Hospital Group and qualified as a nurse before going to work for Christian Outreach for two years in the refugee camp at Surin in Thailand. She then went to the Philippines and helped in the Shepherd of the Hills Children's Home, a project which was very close to her heart. On her return to England, she worked for British Petroleum teaching Road Safety in schools. While doing that, she met and married Michael Downey in 1986. They lived initially in Scotland, where they ran a driving school. Later they moved to the south of England and settled there. Their daughters, Amy and Beth, were born in 1989 and 1992. Jane worked for a number of years with the Southampton Youth Offending Team, and focuses on helping parents with problematic children. In 2004, she worked closely with the BBC which made a documentary on this issue.


Islay married Michael DOWNEY, son of Edward Patrick DOWNEY and Margaret Mary BLANKS, on 16 Aug 1986 in St. John's Episcopal Church, Burnside Moffat, Scotland. (Michael DOWNEY was born on 13 Aug 1941.)

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