ASHE, Samuel (d.1708), of Langley Burrell, nr. Chippenham, Wilts.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1660-1690, ed. B.D. Henning, 1983
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Oct. 1679

Family and Education

6th but 5th surv. s. of James Ashe, clothier, of Westcombe, Som., and bro. of John Ashe, Edward Ashe and Sir Joseph Ashe. educ. I. Temple 1646, called 1653. m. bef. 1666, Anne, da. of Oliver Pleydell of Shrivenham, Berks., 2s. (1 d.v.p.) 3da.1

Offices Held

Commr. for assessment, Wilts. 1649-52, 1657, Jan. 1660-2, 1665-80, 1689-90, militia Mar. 1660, j.p. Mar.-July 1660, May-July 1674.


Ashe bought Langley Burrell from John Wildman I in 1657. With his name and background he could hardly avoid coming under suspicion after the Restoration, though when a seditious letter addressed to a dangerous fanatic was brought to him during the second Dutch war, he very properly sent it on to the nearest j.p., (Sir) Edward Bayntun. He was described as a barrister, but there is no evidence that he practised. He was restored to the commission of the peace in 1674, but