Edward Ashdown

1785–1832 (Age 47)
Westfield, Sussex, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Edward

When Edward Ashdown was born about 1785, in Westfield, Sussex, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Ashdown, was 44 and his mother, Mary Catt, was 32. He married Charlotte Clark on 31 October 1811, in New Romney, Kent, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He died in December 1832, in Hythe, Kent, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 47, and was buried in Hythe, Kent, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Edward Ashdown
Charlotte Clark
Marriage: 31 October 1811
Edward Ashdown
Mary Ann Ashdown
Eliza Ashdown
William Ashdown
Amelia Ashdown
Richard Ashdown
Thomas Ashdown

Spouse & Children

  • Male1785–1832Male

  • Charlotte Clark


31 October 1811
New Romney, Kent, England, United Kingdom


  • Edward Ashdown


  • Mary Ann Ashdown


  • Eliza Ashdown


  • William Ashdown


  • Amelia Ashdown


+2 More Children

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+7 More Children

World Events (5)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 16

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 23

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.

Age 30

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Ashdon in Essex, Ashdown Forest in East Sussex, or Ashdown in Berkshire (now lost). The first two are named from Old English æscen ‘growing with ash trees’ + dūn ‘hill’. The last may be from an Old English personal name Æsc or Old English æsc ‘ash tree’ + dūn ‘hill’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Edward Ashdown in entry for Mary Ann Ashdown, "England, Kent, Parish Registers, 1538-1911"
  • Edmuned Ashdown, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • Edward Ashdown in entry for Charlotte Frances Ashdown, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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