Map:  Section from Hampshire (1797) by John Cary.

Jane Austen References.

Ashe is a small village, two miles from Steventon. In Jane Austen’s youth the Ashe Rectory was the home of her great friend, Mrs Lefroy. Her husband held the living there.  Ashe Park was owned by the Portal family but was leased to the Holders during Jane Austen’s time at Steventon.

The Letters

Letter to Cassandra Austen dated 9th January 1796

Letter to Cassandra Austen dated 14th January 1796

Letter to Cassandra Austen dated 27th October 1798

Letter to Cassandra Austen dated 17th November 1798

Letter to Cassandra Austen dated 8th January 1799

Letter to Cassandra Austen dated 1st November 1800

Letter to Cassandra Austen dated 8th November 1800

Letter to Cassandra Austen dated 20th November 1800

Letter to Cassandra dated 3rd January 1801

Letter to Cassandra Austen dated 21st January 1801.