Ashley, John (1849-1916)

Family

John was born on 18 June 1849 at Brimstage, Cheshire, to parents John Ashley, a joiner, and Elizabeth Piers. He was baptised on 27 July 1849 at Brunswick Wesleyan Chapel, Birkenhead, Cheshire.

Before entering the ministry, John worked as a railway clerk.

He married Hannah Hughes (1855-1923) in the summer of 1877 at Chester, Cheshire. Census returns identify six children.

  • Charles Leonard (1878-1900)
  • Martha Millicent (1880-1963) – married James Archibald Herndon, an express agent (1910), in 1908
  • Hannah Winifred (1882-1966) – married Edward Spencer Clark, a physician (1910)
  • John Lucas (1884-1938) – a land title abstracter (1930)
  • Hugh Vincent (1889-1975) – a doctor
  • James Munford (1890-1957) – a dentist

The 1900 USA census describes John as a physician.

John died in 1916 at Bloomfield Stoddard County, Missouri, USA.

Circuits

  • 1873 Stockport
  • 1874 Chester I
  • 1875 Newry
  • 1876 Liverpool I
  • 1877 Wigan
  • 1878 Oldham II
  • 1880 Pontypool
  • 1882 disappears

References

W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

 

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