Ashby, John Eyre, Lld, Fras
Ashby, John Eyre, LL.D., F.R.A.S.
an English Congregational minister, was born in London in 1820. From an early age he earnestly desired to enter the Christian ministry. In 1840 he took the degree. of A.B. in the London University; in 1842 he entered Homerton College; on leaving it, in 1845, he became pastor of the Congregational Church at Arundel; and in the following year was ordained. In 1848 he accepted, in addition to his pastoral duties, a professorship at Brighton School; in 1852 he resigned his charge at Arundel, and took the oversight of the Church at Wardour. Subsequently 'he retired to Enfield, where he died, in January, 1864. See (Lond.) Cong. Year-book, 1865, p, 219.