John Ashe d.1707

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John ASHE d.1707

Biographical Note

Apothecary, of Chesterfield.


Ashe's probate inventory includes books valued at £1 10s.

Characteristic Markings

A 19th-century writer who had a number of Ashe's books noted that they were regularly marked by "the initials I.A. branded on the top edge of the leaves with a hot iron". None have been traced today.


  • Milward, R., Books and booksellers in late 17th century Chesterfield, Derbyshire Miscellany 10 (1981), 119-145, p.131.