Ashwell, Thomas an English Congregational minister, was born at Faversham, Kent, about 1804. In due time he joined the Wesleyans, and began his first ministerial labors among them. Ultimately he joined the Independents, and did his first ministerial work for them at High Wycombe. Bromsgrove next enjoyed the benefit of his labors, from 1833 to i847. His health failing, he resigned his charge, returned to his native county, and, when sufficiently restored, accepted a light charge at Pembury. In 1853 he took the oversight of the. Church at Redditch, which he held until his death, Aug. 23,1860. See (Lond.) Cong. Year-book, 1861, p.198.