He was christened in 1779 at St John Horselydown, Bermondsey.
He married Jane Ash at St Giles, Cripplegate in 1801; both were from that parish
There are christening records for son James in 1802 and son Joseph in 1809 at Christ Church, Newgate Street; neither records the parents’ address.
The burial of Jane Ash aged 38 years is recorded at St Luke, Chelsea in 1820; her last address was New Manor Street
There is an 1841 UK Census entry at Tottenham Court Road for Joseph Ash aged about 60 years as a journeyman silversmith sharing the premises with Andrew and William Campbell who were also both in the silversmith business.
The burial of Joseph Ash aged 79 years recorded at St Marylebone in 1857 may be relevant; the record of his last address is unreadable.