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Nicholas ASHE (of Drogheda)
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Rev. Isaac ASHE


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Rev. Isaac ASHE

  • Born: 1751
  • Christened: 30 May 1751, Saint Peter, Drogheda, Louth, Ireland
  • Marriage: Frances WHITE
  • Died: 24 Jan 1834, The Glebe House, Tamlaght, Derry, Ireland aged 83

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Vicar of Kildress, Cookstown, in the Diocese of Armagh.

Extract from Ireland Births and Baptisms
Name: Isaac Ashe
Baptised: 30 May 1751 at Saint Peter, Drogheda, Louth, Ireland
Father: Nicholas Ashe

Extract from "Alumni Dubliensis" by A. Thom (1935)
Isaac Ashe, Siz. was 2nd son of Nicholas, of Drogheda, Schoolmaster.

Extract from "Clergy of Dublin and Glendalough" (2001)
ASHE, Isaac (1750-1834).
Born 1750; educated TCD. Scholar 1769, BA 1771.
Deacon 1772 (Dromore); priest 1774 (Cork); Curate Monkstown 1773; Vicar Choral Armagh 1782-90; First Assistant in the School of Armagh 1782; Rector Tamlaght (Armagh) 1790-1834.
Son of Nicholas, schoolmaster, Drogheda; married Frances (died 2 August 1841), daughter of John White, JP, of Whitefield, Wexford, and had issue, including (Rev.) Isaac, Rector of Baronstown (Armagh) 1849-69; (Rev.) William, Curate Loughgall (Armagh) 1827.
Died June 1834.
Contributed: Statistical Survey of Tamlaght Parish to Mason's Parochial Survey.

Extract from "Armagh Clergy and Parishes" by Rev. James B. Leslie (1911)
Vicars Choral of Armagh Cathedral:
1782 -- Isaac Ashe, B.A., app. May 1; res. in 1790 for Tamlaght, q.v.

Newspaper Extract
The Rev. Mr. Ashe, first Assistant at the School of Armagh, has taken an house for the Reception of a few Boarders; his Terms are Twenty Guineas by the Year, and Five Guineas Entrance. No additional Charge will be made for Instruction in the French Language; and in order to forward their Proficiency in it, Mr and Mrs Ashe, who have of late resided some Years in France, proposed in the Interval of School Hours, to converse familiarly with their Boarders in that language. The Children placed under his Care, will have all the benefit of private Tuition joined to the Advantages of a public School. They will be instructed grammatically in the English Language, and the strictest Attention will be paid to their Morals and Health.
Mr. Ashe has received the underneath Certificate, signed by several of the most respectable Names amongst the Senior and Junior Fellows of T. C. Dublin.
"The Rev. Isaac Ashe, while at College, prosecuted his academical Studies with Diligence and Success, and is in our Judgement, fully qualified to undertake the Education of Youth".
Sept. the 23rd, 1782, Armagh.

Extract from the "Belfast Commercial Chronicle" dated Wednesday, 22 May 1811
Mr. Ashe, Rector of Tamlaght, near Moneymore, has accommodations for Three more Boarders, from the age of Eight to Eleven. Terms, £30 a Year without Entrance. The situation is considered as remarkably healthful. The Children will be instructed in the English Grammar, Writing and Accounts, French, Latin, and Greek. He will confine himself to Eight Boarders, without any Day-Scholars.
There will not be any Vacation the ensuing Summer.
Tamlaght, (Moneymore), May 18.

Extract from "Tandragee: Some Historical Notes" by K. Kilpatrick
In 1814, Rev. Henry Ashe, Rector of Acton, and his brother, Rev. Isaac Ashe, advertised a "Private Boarding School which taught amongst other subjects "Latin, Greek and "writing"!".

Extract from "The Ecclesiastical Gazette: Vol. I" (1839)
Works Published by W.M. Curry:
"An Ecclesiastical Chatechism of the United Church of England and Ireland, showing its conformity with Scripture and the Primitive Church", by the Rev.Isaac Ashe, A.B.; Third Edition.

Extract from Lowndes' The British Librarian published in 1839:
"The Book of Revelation, with Compendious Notes, according to the Exposition which has been most generally received in the Church, by the Rev. Isaac Ashe, A.B. Dublin, 1834.

The author 'has so condensed the result of his reading as to present, in a very brief and convenient form, all that is worth possessing in the voluminous writings of those who have adicted themselves to the study of the prophetic scriptures.' -- Evang. Magazine.

In "A Statistical Account or Parochial Survey of Ireland" published in 1819, the Rev. Isaac Ashe wrote a description of the Parish of Tamlaght, where he was the Incumbent for 24 years at the time of writing.

Isaac went to TCD, BA 1771, was a curate in Monkstown 1773, Vicar Choral of Armagh Cathedral 1782-90. While there he ran a boarding school (assisted by his wife, née Frances White) with his brother, Rev. Henry Ashe, in Tandragee Co. Armagh. In 1814 Rev. Henry Ashe, Rector of Acton and his brother Rev. Isaac Ashe advertised a "Private Boarding School which taught among other subjects "Latin, Greek and "writing"!"

The Rev. Isaac Ashe later became Rector of Tamlaght, Co. Tyrone.

Extract from "A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland" by Nicholas Carlisle (1810)
Tamlaght, in the Barony of Loughhinsholin, Co. of Londonderry, and Province of Ulster. The Rev. Isaac Ashe, the Incumbent (in 1806), who has cure of souls, is resident and discharges the duties.

Extract from Burke's "A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of Ireland" (1958)
Isaac (Rev.), Rector of Tamlaght, co. Londonderry, born 1750, married Frances, daughter of John White, of Whitefield,, co. Wexford, and died 1834, leaving issue:
- Isaac (Rev.), Rector of Kildress, co. Tyrone, married Jane, daughter of Henry Ellis, of Mount Stewart, co. Durham, and had issue.

Extract from "The Belfast Newsletter" dated 4 February 1834
Deaths: At Tamlaght, county of Derry, on the 24th ult. the Rev. Isaac Ashe, Rector of that Parish, in the 85th year of his age. Mr. Ashe was a man of extensive learning -- a sound Divine -- a genuine Christian. He was candid, affable, kind-hearted, humane, steady in friendship, and of incorruptible integrity.

Extract from "A Guide to Copies and Abstracts of Irish Wills" by Rev. Wallace Clare (1930)
Will of Rev. Isaac Ashe, Tanlaght Glebe, Co. Derry, probated in 1834.


Isaac married Frances WHITE, daughter of John WHITE J.P. and Frances STONE. (Frances WHITE was born in 1779 in Whitefield, Wexford, Ireland and died on 2 Aug 1841 in Killoghter Glebe, co. Cavan, Ireland.)

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