1869 Albert Allen Ashley, b. Aston Abbots, Buckinghamshire, the son of William Humphrey Ashley, livery servant, and Maria [nee Moore]. By 1881, age 11, he had left school and was working as a printers boy. 1891 he had left the family home. 1899 Albert married Emily May Howes, a local Barnsbury girl.
1901 their firstborn son was a year old and they were living in Friern Barnet. Several more children arrived and six survived until 1911. Albert remained employed in the printing trade as a labourer. He and Emily had been married 13 years and with their large family were living at Offord Street in a 5 roomed house.
Children of Albert Allen and Emily May; 1899 William Humphrey, b. New Southgate . 1901 Rose Emily, b. Barnsbury LND . 1903 Albert Henry, b. Barnsbury LND . 1905 Amelia Ivy, b. Barnsbury LND . 1908 Beatrice May, b. Barnsbury LND . 1911 Christine E, b. Barnsbury LND
1914 28 September, at the age of 42, Albert Allen Ashley signed to serve with the Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment, for a one year term. He survived the war and died 1927, Islington.
References; Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment Rough Register of Recruits 1914-17; Surrey Heritage C[entre] ref QRWS/1/3/3, sheet 16, accessed 31.07.2016.