Thomas Ash witnessed a deed in Boston 2 (12) 1652. Thomas Ash, perhaps the same, signed a petition from Dover, N. H., in 1689. He lived near the head of Johnson’s Creek. He married (1) Hannah Chesley, daughter of Philip and Elizabeth, (2) Widow Mary Rollins, or Rawlins. His will, 1718, names wife, Mary, son, Thomas, daughter, Hannah Pierce, to whom he gave five shillings, and “other daughters.” Hannah married Benjamin Pierce Benjamin Pierce (Joseph3, Anthony2, John1) was born in Watertown, Mass., 25 March 1677. He removed to Dover and there married (1) 7 Sept. 1705. Elizabeth Hall, (2) 30 May 1714, Hannah, daughter of … Continue reading 30 May 1714.
Thomas Ash, Jr., had wife Eleanor. She and children, Mary, Thomas, Judith and Benjamin were baptized in Dover 26 March 1736. In 1743 Thomas Ash and “Eliinor,” his wife, sold to John Gage 25 acres with house, orchard, etc., on road from Dover to Cochecho Point. Judith Ash married John Ellis, 20 Dec. 1752.
Eleanor Ash married in Somersworth, about 1763, William Whitehouse, Jr. Benjamin Ash signed a petition from Lebanon, Me., in 1757.
Widow Mary Ash and Judith, her daughter, were baptized 28 Sept. 1718.
|↑1||Benjamin Pierce (Joseph3, Anthony2, John1) was born in Watertown, Mass., 25 March 1677. He removed to Dover and there married (1) 7 Sept. 1705. Elizabeth Hall, (2) 30 May 1714, Hannah, daughter of Thomas and Hannah (Chesley) Ash. Tate’s Journal says that Hannah Pierce died 16 Sept. 1777. Children were Benjamin born 11 Dec. 1706, schoolmaster in Somersworth in 1736; Joseph born 22 Oct. 1709; John born 19 May 1715; Elizabeth born 17 May 1717, who married James Stackpole, great-grandfather of the present writer; Ebenezer born 2 Feb. 1720/21; Israel born 16 Feb. 1723/4, who married 7 Jan. 1748 Elizabeth Curtis of York; Martha born 18 Oct. 1725, who prob. married 14 Sept. 1747 Daniel Goodwin; and Thomas born in May 1727, who married Hannah, daughter of James Heard.|