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Ned Ashton
Ned Ashton
Wally Kurth as Ned Ashton
General Hospital
Portrayed by Kurt McKinney (1988-91)
Wally Kurth
(1991-07, 2012, 2013, 2014)
Current status Recurring
First appearance 1988
Created by Ann Marcus
Norma Monty
Introduced by H. Wesley Kenney (1988)
Frank Valentini (2012, 2013)
Book appearances Robin's Diary
Profile
Nickname(s) Ned
Alias(es) Eddie Maine
Namesake(s) Edward Quartermaine
Lawrence "Larry" Ashton
Gender Male
Occupation
  • Businessman
  • Singer/Songrwriter
  • CEO of L&B Records
  • Owns 12% of voting stock of ELQ
  • Edward Lawrence Quartermaine "Ned" Ashton is the son of Tracy Quartermaine and Larry Ashton, a British aristocrat. He was played from 1988-1991 by McKinney, and from 1991-2007, 2012, and 2013 by Wally Kurth.

    StorylinesEdit

    Ned and lois

    Ned and Lois wed

    Ned has had a number of relationships over the years. He was first introduced as having an affair with Dr. Monica Quartermaine, the wife of his uncle Alan. She didn't recognize him because he had been sent to boarding school as a child and she didn't see him again until he was an adult. He later married and annulled Monica's daughter Dawn Winthrop, divorced Spencer cousin Jenny Eckert, and band manager and recording company executive Lois Cerullo, the mother of his daughter Brook Lynn Ashton. He was also briefly married to Katherine Bell because she was blackmailing the family. The marriage was invalid, because at the same time, he was married to Lois as Eddie Maine. He had a long affair with Alexis Davis, but she left him at the altar on their wedding day.

    He had a platonic marriage to Chloe Morgan, who was a distant cousin of his grandmother Lila, and later was engaged to Alexis's long-lost sister Kristina Cassadine, whose death he and Alexis blamed on Sonny Corinthos. Most recently, Ned had a relationship with Skye Chandler. For a time he pretended to be the father of Alexis's daughter, Kristina Davis, and had custody of the little girl when Alexis was on trial for murdering Luis Alcazar and was later sentenced to probation. Alexis didn't want the Quartermaines to be involved in the girl's life, and he later decided to give up contact with her. Ned has been a back burner character in recent years, living quietly in Los Angeles and Brooklyn at once.

    He returned in November 2007 to attend Emily's funeral.

    He also returned in November 2012 to attend the Quartermaine's Thanksgiving andhis grandfather Edward's funeral. On the 22nd, he visits his mother Tracy in the family mausoleum and then heads to the mansion. He is part of the argument between his mother Tracy, Monica, A.J. and himself until Michael intervenes. He witnesses Heather attack on Skye.  He supports his mother in the battle of CEO when A.J. tries to take control of ELQ Enterprises. He leaves town for awhile.

    He returned in January 24, 2013 to see and help his mother Tracy keep her CEO position in aftermath of Lucy Coe's vampire-hunting attack on John McBain.  He intially proposes to Tracy that she steps aside in the battle for ELQ because Ned doesn't want to see Tracy get hurt. Ned says that he will continue to support his mother.

    Health and VitalsEdit

    • Held at gunpoint and almost killed by "Fluke" [May 22, 2014]

    Positions held at ELQ EnterprisesEdit

    Predecessor CEO Successor
    A.J. Quartermaine
    (2003)
    Ned Ashton
    (2003-2004)
    Edward Quartermaine
    (2004)
    Edward Quartermaine
    (2002)
    Ned Ashton
    (2002-2003)
    A.J. Quartermaine
    (2003)
    Edward Quartermaine
    (1996)
    Ned Ashton
    (1996-1999)
    A.J. Quartermaine
    (1999-2000)
    Paul Hornsby
    (1991)
    Ned Ashton
    (1991-1996)
    Edward Quartermaine
    (1996)
    Alan Quartermaine
    (1989-1990)
    Ned Ashton
    (1990-1991)
    Paul Hornsby
    (1991)

    Family treeEdit

    Edgar
    Quartermaine
       
       
    Martha
    Quartermaine
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
    George
    Quartermaine
       
       
    Ida
    Zemlock
       
       
    Harold
    Morgan
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
    Edward
    Quartermaine
       
       
       
       
       
       
    Lila
    Morgan
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
    Larry
    Ashton
       
       
    Tracy
    Quartermaine
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
    Ned
    Ashton
       
       
    Lois
    Cerullo
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
    Brook Lynn
    Ashton

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