Ashton, James a Bible Christian minister, was born at Beaford, in the County of Devon, England, Jan. 20, 1819. His conversion took place at a prayer-meeting in 1836. He commenced his itinerant ministry on the Falmouth Circuit in 1841. After laboring sixteen years in England, in 1857, at the earnest request of the Missionary Committee, he left the home Work for the distant field of Australia. He and his family landed at Adelaide, Feb. 15, 1858. After filling, acceptably, several appointments in the early part of the year 1874, he died on Dec. 14 of the same year. See Minutes of Conferences, 1875.