Sir Joseph Ashe, 1st Baronet
Originally from Somerset, he was the third son of James Ashe and his wife Grace Pitt, daughter of Richard Pitt. In 1757, he settled in Twickenham and bought Cambridge Park, Middlesex. On 19 September 1660, after the restoration, he was created a baronet, of Twickenham, in the County of Middlesex by King Charles II of England, having been a cavalier. Ashe entered the British House of Commons in 1670 and was Member of Parliament (MP) for Downton to 1681.
By 1658, he married Mary Wilson, daughter of Robert Wilson. They had two sons and three daughters. Ashe was buried at Twickenham and was succeeded in the baronetcy by his only surviving son James.
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Henry Eyre 1675–1678
Maurice Bocland 1678–1681
Sir Charles Raleigh
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