John Spiring Ashton and Grace Yeo Westaway

Grace Yeo Westaway (1834–1920) was a daughter of John Westaway and Ann Yeo of Bradworthy. She married John Spiring Ashton (1833–1912) at Bradworthy in 1857.

John Spiring Ashton was also a Yeo descendant – a grandson of Thomas Short and Grace Yeo of West Town, Woolfardisworthy.

John and Grace emigrated soon after they married, settled in Enfield, Ontario and had nine children. Bradworthy historian Cecil Collacott visited John and Grace’s grandson Elmo Ashton during a visit to Ontario in 1980.

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