Ashton, Robert an English Congregational minister, was born at Hull, March 1, 1798. He joined the Church in early life; entered Hoxton College in 1819; settled at Dedham in 1824, at Warminster in 1832, and at Putney in 1839. Mr. Ashton relinquished the regular pastorship in 1850; and became secretary successively of the Wycliffe Society, of the Christian Instruction Society, of the Surrey Mission, and of the Christian Witness Fund. In 1847 he became joint secretary of the Congregational Board of London Ministers; in 1849 editor of the Congregational Year-book; and in 1852 joint secretary of the Congregational Union of England and Wales. He died July 21, 1878. Mr. Ashton published, by subscription, an edition of the works of John Robinson, with a -memoir and annotations, in 3 vols. 1851. See (Lond.) Cong. Year-book, 1879, p. 297.