Ashby, Mary a minister of the denomination of Friends for nearly twenty years, was born in Middlesex County, England, in 1773. She was naturally of a timid disposition. Her convictions of duty were so strong that she could not desist from preaching, though her communications were short and infrequent. She made a constant study of-the Holy Scriptures, especially those of the New Test. She lived an exemplary Christian life, and died in the triumphs of Christian faith, July 6, 1835. See Annual Monitor, 1837, p. 1.