My earliest known Ashby ancestor is:
who would have been born around 1786

Born: circa 1786
Died: Sunday 29 May 1825, Preston, Harrow, Middx
Married: Wednesday 27 September 1815, St Mary le Bon, Marylebone, Middx
Christened: Sunday 28 August 1796, St Mary-le-bon, Middx
Buried: Saturday 1 July 1876, Harrow, Middx
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Following the death of James Ashby in 1825, Ann married William WHITE
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Family of James ASHBY and Ann HARROWDINE

Christened: Sunday 4 August 1816, Paddington, Middx
Died: Wednesday 21 January 1891, Acton, Middx
Married: Monday 1 April 1844, Battersea, Surrey
Christened: Sunday 29 December 1816, Sherfield on Loden, Hants
Died: Wednesday 12 November 1884, Acton, Middx
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Thomas ASHBY
Christened: Sunday 2 November 1817, Harrow, Middx
Buried: Monday 3 November 1828, Harrow, Middx

Christened: Sunday 28 November 1819, Harrow, Middx
Married: Sunday 8 October 1848, St Mary's, Paddington
Born circa 1829, Twickenham, Middx
Known Children:
James, Born circa 1850, Greenford, Middx
Emma, Born circa 1851, Greenford, Middx
George, Born circa 1853, Harrow, Middx
Ann, Born circa 1855, Harrow, Middx
Willie, Born circa 1859, Harrow, Middx

Christened: Sunday 21 July 1822, Harrow, Middx
Married: Sunday 18 January 1852, Trinity Church, St Marylebone, Middx
Henry John ADAMS

Christened: Sunday 26 September 1824, Harrow, Middx
Buried: Saturday 11 August 1838, Sudbury

Family of James ASHBY and Sarah ARLETTE
Born: Saturday 15 March 1845, Chelsea, Middx
Died: Monday 19 May 1919, Westgate on Sea, Kent
Married: Sunday 25 March 1866, St Paul's Church, Hammersmith
William Frederick ORRIDGE
Born: Saturday 4 November 1843, Risby, Suffolk
Died: Sunday 10 January 1915, Westgate on Sea, Kent
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William ASHBY
Born: c.1848

Born: Sunday 10 February 1850, Kensall Town, Middx
Married: circa 1876
William HARRIS
Born circa 1852, Kensington
Known Child:
William, Born circa 1877

Mary Ann ASHBY
Born: circa 1853

Following the death of James Ashby in 1825, Ann Ashby married William White, presumably between 1826 and 1830. William WHITE was christened on 10th September 1785 at Akeley, Bucks
They had three children which have been identified from the 1841 census

Born: circa 1830
Born: circa 1833
Harriet WHITE
Born: circa 1836

The 1851 census shows Lidia Asby [sic] and Emma White (half sisters) as house servants to a solicitor and his family at 13 Camden Street, St.Pancras

Census Returns

The 1841 census shows William & Ann White (previously Ashby) with their three children living in the Hamlet of Sudbury in the Parish of Harrow.
William White 51 Ag Lab Not born in county
Ann White 45 [blank] Born in county
Emma 11   Born in county
Anne 8   Born in county
Harriet 5   Born in county

The 1851 census shows James & Sarah Ashby with two of their three children living at Frant Cottage, Kensal Town
James Ashby Head Marr 32 Gardener Middx, Sudbury
Sarah Ashby Wife Marr 31 [blank] Hampshire
William Ashby Son Un 3   Middx, Kensall[sic] Town
Lydia Ashby Dau Un 1   Middx, Kensall[sic] Town

Their eldest daughter is not shown, and was located in Sudbury, Middx. (HO 107 170)
William White Head Marr 60 Ag Labourer Bucks, Akeley
[...?] White Wife Marr 51 [blank] Middx, N. Kensington
Emma Ashby Grandchild   6   Middx, Chelsea
Note: The first name of Mrs White is unreadable; it is assumed that she was the widow of James Ashby ne้ Ann Harrodine

The 1861 census shows William Ashby & Ann (ne้ Abby) with their family at Forty Farm, Wembley
William Ashby Head Marr 42 Farm Bailiff of 315 acres employing
7 men, 2 women & 1 boy
Middx, Harrow
Ann Ashby Wife Marr 32 Bailiff's wife Middx, Twickenham
James Ashby Son   11 Scholar Middx, Greenford
Emma Ashby Dau   10 Scholar Middx, Greenford
George Ashby Son   8 Scholar Middx, Harrow
Ann Ashby Dau   6 Scholar Middx, Harrow
Willie Ashby Son   2   Middx, Harrow
Note: So far it has not been possible to locate James & Sarah Ashby in the 1861 census

The 1871 census shows James & Sarah Ashby with two children living at 5 Hanbury Terrace, Acton
James Ashby Head Marr 52 Laundrey [sic] Man Middx, Harrow
Sarah Ashby Wife Marr 50 Laundress Hampshire
Lydia Ashby Dau Un 21 Laundress Middx, Chelsea
Mary Ann Ashby Dau Un 18 Laundress Middx, Chelsea
Note: At this time, Kensal Town was a detached part of the Parish of Chelsea

The 1881 census shows James & Sarah Ashby have moved to 238 Hanbury Road, Acton
James Ashby Head Marr 64 Laundry Man Harrow
Sarah Ashby Wife Marr 62 Laundress Hampshire, Sherfield
Mary Ann Ashby Dau Un 28 Laundress Kensal Green

Updated: 20th November 2006
Reformatted: 3rd December 2006