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Looking for Sir Frederick Ashton's ancestors
Posted by: Sebastián Donoso Bustamante (ID *****5621) Date: February 09, 2005 at 06:57:56
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I am looking for more genealogical information on the ancestors of Sir Frederick Ashton. I would like to know more about his father, George Ashton. All the information I have on George Ashton comes from the following web page:

According to this web page George Ashton was a former postal employee who was heading to South America to seek his fortune. His girlfriend, Georgiana Fulcher, followed him to Guayaquil, Ecuador, where they got married at the British Consulate in November 1895. She was born in Yaxley, Suffolk on 27 November 1870. George could have been born around the 1860's and it is said that he had an older son before this marriage, who travelled with him to Peru.

George obtained a position with the Central and South American Cable Company in Peru and became increasingly prosperous through the coffee trade and in petroleum prospecting on the Santa Elena Peninsula (Ecuador).

Georgiana and George had four sons and one daughter. The family briefly returned to England in 1904 before settling in Lima, Peru. The children attended school in Lima but returned to England to complete their education at Dover College, near Kent.

Apparently, their family life was not very happy and, in 1922, George Ashton committed suicide in Peru. He left very little money and Georgiana was forced to return to England and depended on her sons in South America for support.

George Ashton and Georgiana Fulcher's children are:

Edward Anthony Fulcher: born in Guayaquil, Ecuador in 1898. He later served as HM Consul General in La Paz, Bolivia.

George Alexander Hawkes: born in Guayaquil in 1900. He remained in Ecuador and became the Vice Consul in Guayaquil.

Charles Henry Kenway: born in Guayaquil in 1902. Charles settled in Quito and invested in the South American silver trade. He married María Sáenz Chiriboga. They only had one son: George Ashton Sáenz, born in 1924, and married to Susana Donoso. They are my wife's grandparents.

Frederick William Mallandaine: born in Guayaquil, Ecuador on 17 September 1904. Fred enjoyed a very successful career as a choreographer and director of the Royal Ballet. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1962 for his contributions to British ballet, and died in Sussex on 18 August 1988.

Edith: born in Guayaquil in 1911. She returned to England with her mother following her father's death. Edith married Trevor Richards in 1932. They divorced and Edith married Douglas Russell-Roberts and lastly Harold Grenfell.

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