Glenn:I just came across your posting.Mary Jane (Richard's daughter) is my grgrgrandmother, married to William Smith.I show Richard's wife Elizabeth Herring as being born in 1914in Armagh, Ireland.(wwww.interment.net/data/canada/qc/lotbiniere/parkhurst/index.htm Herren, Eliza, b. 1814, d. 1903, native of County Armagh, Ireland, s/w & wife of Richard Ashcroft)
I show Mary Jane as being born 20 Nov 1841 d. 08 Jul 1908 in Canada, I do not have where she was born.
I have Robert as bein b 1837 in Ireland.d. between 1891 and 1901.The other 4 children I show as being born in Quebec, Canada.
I would be happy to share any other information that I might have and would be interested inany information you might have.