1861 Census -- Peel, Township of Chinguacousy, District #3, 1 & 1/2 story log house, Poll:C-1062, p.47
Alexander Ashenhurst -- 39 -- 1822, Ireland, Labourer, Church of England
Isabella Ashenhurst -- 28 -- 1833, Ireland
James Ashenhurst -- 11 -- 1850, Upper Canada, attending school
Sarah J Ashenhurst -- 4 -- 1857, Upper Canada
William Ashenhurst -- 2 -- 1859, Upper Canada
According to the obituaries of Alexander Ashenhurst's children the family arrived in Esquesing in 1870, coming from York Mills. For at least 10 years previous they were registered in Chinguacousy (close to the boundary with Esquesing.) No record has been found for York Mills.
1871 Census -- Peel, Township of Chinguacousy, District #39, Division 4, Sub District D, p.51, Family #181
Alexander Ashenhurst -- 48 -- 1823, Ireland, Farmer, Church of England
Isabella Ashenhurst -- 40 -- 1831, Ireland, Over 20 unable to write
James Ashenhurst -- 20 -- 1851, Ontario
Sarah J Ashenhurst -- 13 -- 1858, Ontario
William Ashenhurst -- 11 -- 1860, Ontario, attending school
Alexander Ashenhurst -- 8 -- 1963, Ontario, attending school
1881 Census -- Halton, Esquesing, District#150, Sub-District G, Division 1, roll C_13258, Page: 24, Family No: 110
Alex Ashenhurst -- 61 -- 1820, b.Ireland, Church of England, Farmer
Ann Ashenhurst -- 37 -- 1844, b.England, Church of England
James Ashenhurst -- 24 -- 1857, b.Ontario, Farmer
Sarah J. Ashenhurst -- 20 -- 1861, b.Ontario
Wm. Ashenhurst -- 19 -- 1862, b.Ontario
Alex Ashenhurst -- 16 -- 1865, b.Ontario
1891 Census - Halton, Esquesing Township, District #71, Division#2, roll T-6340, Family No: 22, April 8, 1891
James Ashenhurst -- 33 - 1858, Head, b.Ontario, Church of England, Farmer, Employer of 1
William Ashenhurst -- 26 - 1865, brother, b.Ontario
Sarah Ashenhurst -- 28 - 1863, sister, b.Ontario
Alexander Ashenhurst -- 71 - 1820, widowed father, b.Ireland
Residence: Main Street, Georgetown, ON, Canada (15 years there)
Father: Alex Ashenhurst
Mother: Isabelle McConnell
Burial: Norval, Ontario
Informant: Sarah Ashenhurst, Georgetown, sister
After being in poor health for several years William Ashenhurst passed away at his home in Georgetown on Friday, Dec. 1st, 1933. Deceased was a son of the late Alexander Ashenhurst and the late Isabella McConnell, and was born at York Mills, Ont. When a lad he moved with his parents to Chinguacousy and 60 years ago  came to Esquesing, near Ashgrove, where he was a successful farmer. Sixteen years ago  he retired from farming and moved to Georgetown where he has since resided. As a boy deceased attended school at Ashgrove. He was a member of St. John's church, Stewarttown for many years where he was a Warden and lay reader; and after coming to town transferred his membership to St. George's church where he was a sidesman. He was a member of Georgetown Council for five years and always took an interest in town affairs. Mr. Ashenhurst was an honorable gentleman esteemed by all who knew him, and his passing has removed one of our best citizens. (Source: Georgetown Herald (Georgetown, ON), 6 Dec 1933, p. 2)
From an Obituary, newspaper unknown, on file with the Esquesing Historical Society
Burial of William Ashenhurst
Date: 3 DEC 1933
Place: Hillcrest Cemetery
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↑ "Ontario Census, 1861." index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed February 16, 2012. Entry for Ashenhurst; Peel, Township of Chinguacousy, District #3. Microfilm C-1062; Canada Board of Registration and Statistics, Public Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Canada.
↑ "Canada Census, 1871." Index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed February 16, 2012), entry for Ashenhurst; Peel, Township of Chinguacousy, District #39, Division 4, Sub District D, reference 181, page 51 Canadian film C_9958; National Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.
↑ "Canada Census, 1881." index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed February 16, 2012), entry for Ashenhurst; Halton, Esquesing, District#150, Sub-District G, Division 1, roll C_13258, Page: 24, Family No: 110, FHL microfilm 1375894; Public Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.
↑ "Canada Census, 1891." index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed February 16, 2012), entry for Ashenhurst; Halton, Esquesing Township, District #71, Division#2, roll T-6340, Family No: 22, reference library and archives Canada film 30953_148142; National Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
↑ "Canada Census, 1901." index and images, entry for Ashenhurst; Halton, Esquesing Township, District #68, Sub District C-3, Page 7, Family No: 72, reference library and archives Canada film T-6470; National Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; April 8-9
ALEX Jr. -- Well then uncle Will and aunt Jen – they’re buried in Norval cemetery.
ALEX Sr. -- Oh yes.
ALEX Jr. -- And he was a council man in Georgetown.
ALEX Sr. -- He was a councillor up in Georgetown. They moved to Georgetown when he retired and sold the property. They moved to Georgetown and they bought that place just south of that big house where John R Barbara died, there's a lower ravine in between.
ALEX Jr. -- Yeah, that's right. They both still exist.
ALEX Sr. – But they had Corstella, Stella Coulter, they sort of – she lived with them. Her aunt Tilly Coulter lived with them for a number of years. She was sort of, almost like a housekeeper I guess you would say, and Stella was her niece. But they, she died of a, I guess a carcinoma of the esophagus. There was a fellow by the name of Nielson, a chiropractor who looked after her. I guess he’s dead now.
ALEX Jr. – Sounds familiar, too.
ALEX Sr. – He’s was a bit of a quack, I think. But anyway they carried on and Stella lived with them and eventually my uncle Will died.
ALEX Jr. – What did he die of? When?
ALEX Sr. – I don’t know he died of, I think it might have been a C.A. of the prostate. And then…
ALEX Jr. – Was he very old when he died? When did he die, roughly?
ALEX Sr. – Well roughly speaking I think it must have been, oh around, must’ve been around 1940 or ’41 maybe.
ALEX Jr. – Oh that late?
ALEX Sr – Yeah. And then my aunt Jen, she stayed on and lived there with Stella, and she eventually died -- I think she must’ve died of mydiocardial failure. Then of course the estate was divided up and they sold that property for about $3300, I think, and Stella got a third, Izet got a third, and I got a third. But I should have bought the whole darn thing, you know. But we didn’t have any money at the time. They also owned some property which they sold to someone by the name of Cook, below the little stream, on the far side of the stream, they sold it to someone by the name of Cook, and…
ALEC Jr. – Whereabouts d’you mean, in Georgetown?
ALEC Sr. – In Georgetown, oh yes, it’s down the hill, there was a little crick that ran across there and they sold that and, but…
Source: Alexander E. Ashenhurst (1905-1987) in a conversation recorded in 1975 with his son Alec.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with William by comparing test results with other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with William: