Ash, Benjamin an English Congregational minister, was born at Malmesbury, Wilts, Sept. 26, 1797, of pious Moravian parents. He received his early education at the Fulneck Moravian Seminary. He entered the ministry in 1820 as pastor of several country districts, supporting himself by teaching school and farming. About 1836 he removed to Laxton, Nottinghamshire, where he continued until 1871. In later years he lived at Upton, and afterwards at Rampton, where he died, March 17,1873. Mr. Ash was earnestly devoted to the Bible and. Missionary societies and to evangelistic work in the country, and travelled many thousands of miles in his own conveyance to preach the Gospel. See (Lond.) Cong. Year-book, 1874, p. 310.