Ashley, Robert

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Ashley, Robert Gender: M
born on 2 July 1565 Jul.Cal. (12 July 1565 greg.) at 21:00 (= 9:00 PM )
Place Damerham, England, 50n57, 1w52
Timezone LMT m1w52 (is local mean time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 19°57' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 22°45 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 09°30'


English linguist, translator, book collector and miscellaneous writer of the reigns of Elizabeth I and James I, and Member of Parliament for Dorchester. He died in October 1641 without descendants, leaving his personal library collection of over 4000 volumes toward the re-establishment of a library at Middle Temple.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from "Robert Ashley: Elizabethan Man of Letters," by Virgil B. Heltzel in "The Huntington Library Quarterly," 10.1 (1 January 1946), p. 349: "According to his own report, Robert Ashley was born on Saturday, July 2, 1565, at nine o'clock in the evening, at Damerham, some seven miles from Salisbury and Wilton."

NB: This date Old Style was actually a Monday (but 2 June was a Saturday).


  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Collector (Library collection of over 4000 volumes)
  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Linguist
  • Vocation : Politics : Public office (Member of Parliament for Dorchester)
  • Vocation : Writers : Translator