Jane Eliza ASHE
- Born: 1807
- Died: 17 Jan 1891, Glasslough, County Monaghan, Ireland aged 84
Jane Eliza Ashe wrote a book of rhymes with etchings at the age of 70. Robert Pickering Ashe, one of her nephews, wrote the following:
"The author of this book of rhymes was Jane Eliza Ashe, born circa 1808, one of the 8 children (& 5 daughters) of Henry Ashe, vicar of Acton Poyntz Pass, Tanderagee, Ireland. She wrote this book when well over 70 years. She was typically Victorian. She stripped herself of the £600 left her by her father to help sufferers from the Irish Famine. A rich friend in England gave her a life pension of £60. She used to tell her nephews and nieces in the year 1866 that you will live to see carriages running along the roads without horses and machines flying through the air. She thought that man's dominion over the lower animals had never been exerted. She had visions of whales drawing ships! She died in 1888-9.
Robert Pickering Ashe, one of her nephews. 14th September 1935. 65 Birdhurst Rise, S. Croydon, Surrey.
Some other of her nephews and nieces:
1. Surgeon General Henry King
2. Richard Ashe King, author & novelist (Swift in Ireland)
3. Joseph Moore, Gold medalist of Trinity Dublin & father of Dean Moore of Perth, Australia.
4. Surgeon General Henry Smith
5. Dr. William Smith
6. Sophia Smith"
Jane Eliza Ashe died unmarried.
Extract from the England and Wales 1871 Census
Head of Household: George Alexander Hamilton Ashe
Age: 58, born in Ireland
Census location: Blackburn, Lancashire
Sister: Jane E. Ashe; age 63; birthplace Ireland
Extract from "Armagh Clergy and Parishes" by Rev. James B. Leslie (1911)
Henry Ashe's dau., Jane E., died 17 Jan. 1891, aged 84.
Extract from the "Cork Constitution" dated Tuesday, 20 January 1891
ASHE - January 17, at the Old House, Glaslough, Jane E. Ashe, fourth daughter of the late Rev. Henry Ashe, Rector of Acton, Poyntzpass, in her 84th year.