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ASHLEY, CHARLES JANE (1773–1843), third son of John Ashley [see Ashley, John, 1734?–1805], was well known for many years as a performer on the violoncello, and also for some time carried on the Covent Garden oratorios with his brother. On 2 May 1811 he was elected secretary of the Royal Society of Musicians, of which he had been a member since 4 May 1794. In the latter part of his life he was for some seasons manager of the Tivoli Gardens at Margate, where he died on 29 Aug. 1843.

[Gent. Mag. for 1843; Records of Roy. Soc. of Musicians.]

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