Philip Ashton

Philip Ashton (17021746) was a castaway on uninhabited Roatán island in the Gulf of Honduras for 16 months in 1723/1724. His memoirs about his solitary stay were published in book form in Boston in 1725. While some people believed it was a novel in the style of ''Robinson Crusoe''(1719), Ashton's book was the account of a genuine experience. He was born in Marblehead, Massachusetts in 1702 and married twice. Provided by Wikipedia