1. John Ashe did in fact die in Buffalo in 1892. I have found a copy of the death certificate in my 'Gregory Peck' folder which I had not looked through recently. If you would like some more detail from it please Email me (Prendivillejames@eircom.net
). Also I would be interested to know if you are related to the Ashe or Prendiville families.
2. I cannot understand the 1900 Census data. Elizabeth was born in E. Minard on 15 April 1868. I have seen this personally in the Dingle parochial records. John Michael was born on 29 Sept. 1888 - again the same source. The fact that Gregory Peck (the film star's father) appears in the household does seem to indicate that it is the correct household, yet other things are wrong. Who checked the Census data? Should it be re-checked? Might there be another Ashe family?
3. I doubt that Catherine Prendiville's year of birth could be 1842 - this would mean that she was only 15 when she married in 1857 - that date is correct - again I have seen it in the Dingle records. I notice that Suzanne Walker mentions her year of birth to be 1844 which would have meant she was only 13 when married and that is not credible.
4. The copy of the death certificate is a poor photocopy, possibly a copy of a copy of a copy.. The age of John Ashe at death in 1892 seems to be 61, not 65 or 66. That would make his year of birth to be 1831 not 1826.
I would like Suzanne Walker to see this note and perhaps the three of us can discuss the questions further.