Captain William HOLLAND
Elizabeth HOLLAND


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1. John ASHE of Cornerrin, later Ashbrook

2. John CROMY

Elizabeth HOLLAND

  • Marriage (1): John ASHE of Cornerrin, later Ashbrook in 1668
  • Marriage (2): John CROMY on 6 Jul 1686
  • Died: 1735

bullet  General Notes:

Extract from "Mackenzie's Memorials of the Siege of Derry"; Introduction by W. D. Killen, D.D. (1861)
Among the officers who distinguished themselves this day, and who were under the command of Colonel Monro during the siege, was Captain Thomas Ash. He kept a Diary of the Siege, first published by his granddaughter in 1792. His father John Ash, one of the Sheriffs of Derry in 1676, was thrice married , and had in all twenty three children. In consequence of the death of the premature death of her brother, his third wife, Elizabeth Holland, became heiress to a considerable property, called The Heagles, about three miles from Ballymoney. This lady survived him; and Mr John Cromie, of the County of Antrim, married the rich widow.

Extract from "The Ash MSS, written in the year 1735, by Lieut. Colonel Thomas Ash", published by Henry Tyler (1890)
George, born 17 November 1679, and Stephen were at school till John Ash, the father, died, which was in November 1684. Their mother, Mrs Ash, continued a widow at Corneirin till the 6 of July, 1686, and then was married to John Cromey; and the summer following removed to the County of Antrim, taking with them Stephen, George, Charity, and Phillis, there being none of her first husband's children alive by her but them 4; there they were kept at school till the month of April 1689, and a short time before the Siege sat down before Derry, Mr Cromey and his wife and the 4 children named went to Scotland, to the City of Glasgow, and remained there till in or about October or November following; came home to Mullans, where they formerly lived.


Elizabeth married John ASHE of Cornerrin, later Ashbrook, son of Josias ASHE and Mary HOGAN, in 1668. (John ASHE of Cornerrin, later Ashbrook died in Nov 1684.)


Elizabeth next married John CROMY on 6 Jul 1686.

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