Thomas Ash (c.1660 - ):
Thomas Ash was born in Eglinton, County Londonderry, and went to school in Derry in 1671. In 1684 he was manager of his father's estates in County Antrim and at the age of twenty-five was appointed coroner for County Londonderry. In 1689 he moved from Ashbrook into Derry city to live. At the beginning of the siege in this year, he was lieutenant and then a captain in one of the city regiments. During this period, he kept a journal which recorded the incidents and events which happened during the hundred-and-five-day blockade. It was not published until 1792.
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