Ash, Francis -1660)
Francis Ash, Merchant and Goldsmith of Foster Lane, in the parish of St Vedast, London was the son of Francis Ash, of Derby, and Frances Fitch, of London. In 1634, he married Fayth, daughter of William Hawley, of Chesterfield in Derbyshire. The stamps were cut for forty books which he presented to Cambridge University in 1653, and a number that he presented to Emmanuel College. His will was proved in the Consistory Court of Canterbury in the year 1660.