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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

Dr. David Mark ASHE PhD


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Rosemary Claire THOMPSON

Dr. David Mark ASHE PhD

  • Born: 26 Jan 1963, Duke of York Home, Bradford, Yorkshire, England
  • Christened: 21 Apr 1963, Otley Parish Church, Otley, Yorkshire
  • Marriage: Rosemary Claire THOMPSON on 1 Apr 1995 in Porlock Weir, Somerset, U.K.

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Born 26 January 1963 in Otley, Yorkshire, where his father, Rev. Francis Patrick Bellesme Ashe was Vicar. David's mother, Marion Islay (ne Johnston) was the daughter of the Rt. Rev. Francis Johnston, Bishop in Egypt.

They moved to St. Mary's, Leamington Spa in l965, and David went to School there until they moved to Church Stretton in 1972. He went to the local Church School, and then followed his brothers to Christ's Hospital. Owing to ill-health, he left CH and finished his schooling in Godalming, Surrey.

After successfully completing a BSc in Agricultural Engineering at Cranfield University, he spent a year in NFD of Kenya working as a volunteer for Food for the Hungry International. On his return, he studied at Queens College, Cambridge. After a period of teaching, he began work with several computer firms. In 1989, he left Wang, and set up a Consultancy on his own. His first Company was 'IMP' (Integrated Media Production) He then started "New Visions", and now iCapture.

In the course of his work, he met Photographic Artist, Rosemary Thompson, and after following her to Australia, he proposed in the town of Katumba in the Blue Mountains. On 1 April 1995 they were married in the little Church at Porlock Weir in Somerset. David and Rose now live in Margaret River in Western Australia, and have two sons, Edward and Benjamin.
Rose's work can be seen at


David married Rosemary Claire THOMPSON, daughter of Edward Martin Amphlett THOMPSON and Sally Penelope HOOD, on 1 Apr 1995 in Porlock Weir, Somerset, U.K. (Rosemary Claire THOMPSON was born on 21 Jun 1969 in The Bolt Hole, Bridgnorth, UK.)

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