Finding the Ash Family

The following has been received from Lesley Morris and if anyone can help please contact her on

My partner Roger Ash’s paternal family came from Westbury Sub Mendip.

His great great grandfather was Joseph Andrew Ash, born 1824 in the Village. The 1881 census shows he was a farmer of 23 acres.  He had many children, five of whom emigrated. One Edwin Ash went to America and this Ash was Roger’s great Grandfather.

Roger’s half sister and cousin live in America and they are visiting us in Kent in two weeks time.  They would like to come down to your village to have a look around, there may still be members of the Ash family still living there but the main reason for this email is that we have a picture of the cottage that the family lived in from the early 1800s (picture above).  I am sure it has changed enormously or may have been pulled down but I wonder if you or anybody might know it.  Any help you could give would be great.

They are visiting the area in a couple of weeks so it be wonderful if someone could get in contact with them, thank you.

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