Ash, Edward a minister of the denomination of Friends, was born at Bristol, England, in 1797. He was converted when only ten years old, while attending a boarding-school at Melksham, Wiltshire. In his twenty-fourth year he entered on a course of medical study in London and Edinburgh, taking the degree of M.D. in. 1825. In 1826 he removed to Norwich and began practicing as a physician. In 1832 he was led to obey a call, which he had long felt, to the public ministry. In 1837 he retired from medical practice and returned to Bristol, his native city, where he died in 1873. Dr. Ash made a diligent and careful study of the original Greek. In 1849 he published a work in three volumes, consisting of Explanatory Notes and Comments on the New Testament. While on his death-bed he wrote several tracts, to be circulated after his death-viz. A Christian Believer in the Nedar Prospect of Death:-A n Invitation. See Annual Monitor, 1875, p. 198.