Richard Ash (son of William Ash and _______?) was born Abt. 1827 in Carbonear Newfoundland, and died 14 Jul 1921 in Trout River Newfoundland. He married Jane Taylor on 25 Dec 1855 in Carbonear Newfoundland by Rev. Wm. Shenstone Witns. Robert Howell, R.H. Taylor..
Notes for Richard Ash: Richard Ash was a fisherman born and raised in Carbonear, owning his own vessel. He went annually to the Belle Isle with his family to take part in the summer fishery there. It was on one such voyage that my great grandmother Miriam Alfreda Ash was born June 6, 1859, second child of Richard Ash and Jane Taylor. Five children are recorded in the Methodist Church Baptismal Records at Carbonear between 1857 and 1867. Sometime between 1867 and 1872, Richard moved with his family to the west side of Newfoundland settling at Trout River Bonne Bay. In the church records Robert Ash, a son was born to Richard and Jane on June 12, 1872 and baptised on July 31. Robert died in July of the same year. Ezekiel "Taylor" Ash was baptized at age 5 years in April 27, 1876 by Rev. George Mullen. Taylor's daughter Muriel (Ash) Lockhart says her father always said he was born in Carbonear, so they probably moved to Trout River around 1871. My grandmother Ruby Wilkshire Bears always told that due to the poor health of her grandmother Jane Taylor Ash, her grandparent's moved to Trout River the climate being better on the west coast. Richard, known as "Grandfather Ash" in the Trout River area, is still spoken of by the older people. He has many descendents living all over Canada and United States as well as Newfoundland. Most of his descendants in the Trout River, Summerside, Corner Brook area are from his daughter Mary Jane Taylor (Ash) Parsons. There are many here on P.E.I. descended from his daughter Miriam Alfreda (Ash) Wilkshire. Miriam must have many descendants from her first husband Solomon Rideout in Newfoundland and other parts as well that I have not been able to trace. Richard also has descendants from his daughter Patience who married Francis LeRiche and lived in the Port-aux-Basques area all her life. William's family moved to Sydney Mines N.S. after his death at a young age. Moses and his family moved there also while Taylor's descendants live in B.C. "Grandfather Ash " was educated and was a lay preacher in the Methodist Church. He is buried in the cemetery on the hill overlooking the town of Trout River. Reflections on the Origen of the Ash Family by Muriel Ash Lockhart granddaughter of Richard Ash on Dec. 5, 1997. "One of my dads cousins Charlie Ash was a Sea Capitan sailing from New York to England and traced the Ash family tree. He claimed they sailed from Brixton or Brickston in England to Nfld. but didn't give any dates." (Brixton is a town in Devon England close to Plymouth on the English Channel) I have an idea that Charlie Ash was my dads second cousin. Charles was his second name. The first initial was J., whether James or John, I have forgotten. His mother's last name was Power(s). I was only 15 years old when they used to visit on his way through as Captain on the President steamship lines going to the Orient or on the Alexander line to California or Alaska. He was an American citizen married to a Norwegian lady (Mary?). They lived near Seattle, Washington. I'm not sure if he was born in Carbonear or Harbour Grace. He certainly knew a lot about the Ash family. Charlie had been chasing after my dad for about 30 years before he met him. Apparently he would arrive in a port just after my dad had sailed away. My dad was on the C.P.R. boats for 15 years sailing from Victoria to Skagway, Alaska. When finally they met they began comparing notes. Charlie Ash had brown eyes like the Ash family. My dad had Irish coloring, blue eyes and as a very young child as he described it, ginger hair. My dad was 69 when he died but had he lived to be as old as Richard Ash he would have looked like him. He was tall for a man of his time, close to 6 ft.. I think Una Jacobs resembles her grandmother Mary Jane Parsons (my dad's sister). I guess Mary Jane was quite strict. She would have to be to raise a fair sized family. My dad didn't like to be disciplined by big sister after his mother died so that was one of the reasons he left home. Most of my dad's friends in Victoria were Newfoundlanders. Our next door neighbours were Mr. Burt from Rose Blanch, Mrs. Burt was a Gillis from Bay St. George, Jack Wells from Harbour Grace, Capt. Cy Gosse from Spaniards Bay, my mothers relative George Roberts from Bonne Bay, Mr. Strickland from Channel, the Hickmans (Mrs. Hickman was a Butt). I guess the poor old Newfies would love to visit just to learn any scrap of news from home."
More About Richard Ash: Burial: Unknown, Trout River Newfoundland. Occupation: 1898, Fisherman Trout River.
More About Richard Ash and Jane Taylor: Marriage: 25 Dec 1855, Carbonear Newfoundland by Rev. Wm. Shenstone Witns. Robert Howell, R.H. Taylor..
Children of Richard Ash and Jane Taylor are:
+William Ash, b. 25 Aug 1857, Carbonear Newfoundland Canada, d. 15 Jul 1889, Channel Newfoundland Canada.
+Miriam Alfreda Ash, b. 06 Jun 1859, Carbonear Newfoundland Canada, d. 10 Oct 1911, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island Canada.
+Mary Jane Taylor Ash, b. 17 May 1863, Carbonear Newfoundland Canada, d. date unknown, Trout River Newfoundland Canada.
+Moses Ash, b. 27 Jun 1865, Carbonear Newfoundland Canada, d. date unknown, Halifax NS Canada.
+Patience Florence Ash, b. 15 Sep 1867, Carbonear Newfoundland, d. date unknown, Lakes Brook, Port aux Basques Newfoundland.
+Ezekiel Taylor Ash, b. 27 Jun 1871, Trout River Newfoundland Canada, d. 10 Nov 1940, Saanich British Columbia Canada.