He was a student there, according to the Cambridge Universtiy Alumni List, having 'migrated' there from Queen's College.
pens. at QUEENS', Dec. 6, 1833. Of Cumberland. Matric. Michs. 1834. Migrated to Emmanuel, Dec. 22, 1834; Scholar, 1835; B.A. 1838. Ord. deacon (Durham) Dec. 15, 1838; priest, July 4, 1840; C. of St Andrew's, Newcastle, 1838-41. Chaplain in the Royal Navy, 1841-56. Co-Principal of the Naval College of North Grove House, Southsea, in 1860. (Occurs in Crockford, 1860, as Ashton Burrow, but afterwards as Joseph Ashton; in Crockford, 1877-81, without address; disappears, 1882.) (Durham Ord. Bk.)