Sir Joseph Ashe, 1st Baronet

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Sir Joseph Ashe, 1st Baronet (1618 – 15 April 1686)[1] was an English Whig politician and merchant.

Originally from Somerset,[2] he was the third son of James Ashe and his wife Grace Pitt, daughter of Richard Pitt.[3] In 1757, he settled in Twickenham and bought Cambridge Park, Middlesex.[2] 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,[3] having been a cavalier.[2] Ashe entered the British House of Commons in 1670 and was Member of Parliament (MP) for Downton to 1681.[4]

By 1658, he married Mary Wilson, daughter of Robert Wilson.[5] They had two sons and three daughters.[3] Ashe was buried at Twickenham[5] and was succeeded in the baronetcy by his only surviving son James.[6]


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  3. ^ a b c Burke, John (1841). John Bernhard Burke, ed. A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies of England, Ireland and Scotland (2nd ed.). London: Scott, Webster, and Geary. p. 16. 
  4. ^ "Leigh Rayment - British House of Commons, Downton". Retrieved 8 May 2009. 
  5. ^ a b "ThePeerage - Sir Joseph Ashe, 1st Bt". Retrieved 18 February 2007. 
  6. ^ Eveline Cruickshanks, Stuart Handley and D. W. Hayton, ed. (2002). The House of Commons, 1690-1715. III. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 68. 
Parliament of England
Preceded by
Gilbert Raleigh
Walter Bockland
Member of Parliament for Downton
With: Gilbert Raleigh 1670–1675
Henry Eyre 1675–1678
Maurice Bocland 1678–1681
Succeeded by
Maurice Bocland
Sir Charles Raleigh
Baronetage of England
New creation Baronet
(of Twickenham)
Succeeded by
James Ashe