Charles Jane Ashley

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Charles Jane Ashley (1773–1843) was an English musician.

Ashley was the third son of John Ashley. He was a performer on the violoncello, and also for some time carried on the Covent Garden oratorios with his brother. According to the official book commemorating the 300th anniversary of the Worshipful Company of Musicians (published in 1904/5), he was one of the founders of the Glee Club in 1793 and an original member of the Philharmonic Society of London. On 2 May 1811 he was elected secretary of the Royal Society of Musicians, of which he had been a member since 4 May 1794. In the latter part of his life he was for some seasons manager of the Tivoli Gardens at Margate, where he died on 29 August 1843. He was the brother of General Charles Ashley.

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