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Edmund, rector of Middleton.

Anne, m. to George Atherton, of AtlicrtonThe eldest son and heir.

Sir Richard Asshkton, knt. of Middleton, m. first, Anne, daughter of Sir Thomas Strickland, knt. of Lonsdale, in Cumberland* and had (with a younger sou and daughter who both d. issueless),

Richard, his heir.

Robert, 1 both nctQn of Middleton.

John, J

Ralph, who had issue.

Thomas, who had issue. He m. secondly, Anne, Lady Bellingham, but by her had no issue. He d. in the 3rd of Edward VI. and was s. by his eldest son,

Richard Asshkton, esq. of Middleton, who survived his father but one year. He m. first, Anne, daughter of Sir Thomas Gerrard, knt. of Bryn, in Lancashire, and had a son and two daughters, viz.

Richard, his successor.

Margaret, M. to William Davenport, esq. of Jt ramhall, in Cheshire.

Anne, //;. to John Booth, esq. of Barton. He m. secondly, Catherine, daughter of Sir Thomas Hell in gh am, by whom he had an only daughter, m. to Alexander Hoghton, of Hoghton. He was s. by his only son,

Richard Asshbton, esq. sheriff of Lancashire in the iSth and 40th of Elizabeth. He m. Elizabeth, daughter of Sir William Davenport, knt. of Bramhill, and was s. by his son,

Sir. Richard Asshrton, of Middleton, who was knighted at the coronation of Jamts 1. and was sheriff of Lancashire in the fourth of that king's reign. He fa. first, Mary, daughter of Sir John Byron, of Clayton, by whom he had surviving issue,

Richard, his successor.

Winefred, m. to John Holte, esq. of Stubley.
Mary, m. to Robert Holte, esq. of Ashworth.
Dorothy, si. to James Anderton, esq. of Clayton.

Sir Richard wedded, secondly, Mary, daughter of
Robert Holte, esq. of Ashworth, and relict of John
Grenehalgh,esq. of Brandlesom, and by that lady had

Ralph of Kirby, in the county of York, m. Catherine, daughter of William Brereton, esq. of Ashley, in Cheshire.

Soman, d. unm. He d. J7th December, 1617, and was s. by bis elder son, Richard Assbeton, of Middleton, who d. 7th Novcmber, in the year after his father, having had by Mary, daughter of Thomas Venables, Baron of Kinderton, in Cheshire, the following issue,

Richard, who predeceased him.

Ralph, his heir.

John, d. young.

James, accidentally killed.

William, rector of Middleton.

Thomas.

Dorothy, m. to John Legb, esq. of Booths, in Cheshire, ancestor of the present Peter Legh, esq. of Booth's Hall. Anne, m. to the Rev. Paul Latham, of Standish. The eldest surviving son,

Ralph Assbeton, esq. of Middleton, was elected to parliament for Chester, temp. Charles I. and represented the county in the last year of that eventful reign. He m. Elizabeth, daughter of John Kaye, esq. of Woodsome, in Yorkshire, and had surviving issue,

Richard, it. vita patris 25th March, 1031. His d<*ath was supposed to have been the effect of witchcraft, the work of one Utley, who iu consequence was hanged at Lancaster.

Ralph, his successor.

John.

Elizabeth, m. to Adam Beaumont, esq. of Whitley, in the county of York.

Mary, m. to Christopher Ban aster, esq. of Bank.

Anne, rf. unm.

He d. 17th February, 1650, and was s. by his elder son, i. Sir Ralph Asshkton, knt. of Middleton, b. in 1626, who had received the honour of knighthood from King Charles I. and was created a Baronet soon after the Restoration by King Charles II. He *>. Anne,daughter of Sir Ralph Assbeton, bait.* of What ley Abbey, and had

Ralph, his successor.

Richard, of Allerton-Gledow, in the county of
York, m. Mary, daughter of John Parker, esq.
of Extwisle, and relict of Benjamin Wadding-
ton, esq. of Allerton-Gledow, by whom he left,
at his decease,
Ralph, successor to his uncle.
John, (/. unm. Sept. 1758.
Richard, d. s. p. Nov. 1758.
Anne, d. unm.

Elizabeth, m. to Thomas Pigot, of Manchester,
d. s. p.
Anne.

Mary, m. to Edward Tho micro ft, esq. of Thornicroft, in Cheshire. Sir Ralph represented Clithero in the Restoration parliament, and was s. at his decease by his eldest son,

Ii. Sir Ralph Asshkton, of Middleton, b. 11th February, 1657, who inherited, at the decease of his maternal uncle, Sir John Assbeton, fourth and last baronet of Lever, as heir in tail, Uth June, 1697, the estate of Whalley Abbey. Sir Ralph m. first, Mary, only daughter and heir of Thomas Vavasour, esq. of Spaldington, in Yorkshire, and by her, who d. in 1604, had issue,

i. Richard-vavasour, who died at the age of

eighteen, in 1707-6, his father then living. I. Anne Asshkton, who enjoyed her mothers estate of Spaldington, under a decree of Chancery, m. to Humphrey Trafford, esq. of Traf« ford, and had issue,

Humphrey Trafpord, who died s.p. in
1770, having devised Trafford to John
Trafford, esq. of CroBton.
Cecil Trafford, 1 .

Sigismund Trafford, J *"

Anne Trafford, m. to P. Barnes, esq. and

d. 8. p.

Elizabeth Trappord, who had her mother's
estate of Spaldington, m. Maile Yates,
esq. of Maghall, and dying in 1788, left
three daughters, vis.
1. Anne Asshbton Yates, who had the
estate of Spaldington, and marrying
Lieutenant Colonel Henry Nooth,
that gentleman, in compliance with
the testamentary injunction of Tho-
mas Vavasour, who d. in 1679, his
wife's great-great-grandfather, as-
sumed the surname and arras of
Vavasour. He was created a Baro-

• First baronet of Lever.

Net 20th March, 1801, and his son is the present Sir He.nhv Vavasour, of Spaldiugton. '2. Mary Yates, in. first, John Aspinall, esq. serjeant-at-law, and, secondly, Henry Aspinall, esq. but ti. in 1794, s.p. 3. Catherine-Eleanor Yates, living in IhiMi, m. Robert Campbell, esq. and had issue. it. Mary Assheton, m. to Sir Nathaniel Curzon, bart. of Kedleston, and had two sons (she d. in 1776, aged eighty-one), Nathaniel Curzon, created Baron ScarsDale in 1761. Assheton CtRzoN, created Baron Curzon in 1791, and Viscount Curzon in 1802, which honors have merged in the earldom of Howe.* in. Catherine Assheton, m. to Thomas Lister, esq. of Arnoldsbriggin) and had issue, Thomas Lister, whose son, Thomas Lister, esq. of Gisburne Park, wus raised to the peerage in 1797, as Baron Ribblesdale. Nathaniel Lister, of Armitage Park., grandfather of the present Thomas Henry Lister, esq.

Sir Ralph wedded, secondly, Mary, only daughter and heir of Robert Hyde, esq. of Denton, in Lancashire, but had no other issue. He died in May, 1716, when his daughters inherited all his fortune as coheirs, with the exception of the paternal estate of Middleton, which with the baronetcy devolved upon his nephew, Ralph Assheton of Allerton Gledow, who then became

in. Sir Ralph Assheton, of Middleton. He m. first, Mary, daughter of Sir Holland Egerton, bart. and had two daughters, namely,

Mary, m. in 1760, Sir Harbord Harbord, bart. created Baron Sufheld in 1786, and her grandson, Ed ward-Vernon, fourth and present Lord Slffield, enjoys the estate of Middleton. Eleanor, m. in 1769, to Sir Thomas Egerton, bart. who was created in 17S4, Baron Grey de Wilton, and in 1801, Viscount Grey de Wilton and Earl Of Wilton, by whom she had of several children one daughter only to survive, viz. Eleanor Egerton, who m. 30th April, 1794, Robert Grosvenor, then Viscount Belgrave. now Marquess of Westminster, by whom she had three sons, Richard, Earl Grosvenor. Thomas, Earl of Wilton* Robert. Sir Ralph wedded, secondly, Eleanor, daughter of the Rev. John Copley, of Bathely, and relict of John Hultou,esq. of Hulton, in the county of Lancaster. He died 31st December, 1765, when his daughters became bis co-heirs, and the Baronetcy expired.

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ILmeage.

The Astliys, extinct and extant, derived their nam? from the manor of Astley, or as originally written Estley, in the county of Warwick, of which they were lords so early as the time of Henry I.

Philip He Estley, grandson of the first proprietor, held three knights' fees, in the reign of Henry II., (anno 1166), of William, Earl of Warwick, viz. Estley or Astley, in Warwickshire, Wedinton, Hillmortoo, Melverton, and Merston J abet, de veteri fet*tfamenta, by the service "of laying hands on the earl's stirmp when he did get upon, or alight from horseback." His great-grandson,

Sir Thomas De Astley, knt. was constituted, in the 26th of Henry III., one of the king's justices for the gaol delivery at Warwick, and again the next year, when be paid £15 for his relief. Sir Thomas was afterwards one* of the great leaders amongst the ha run-*, and fell at Evesham in 1264, with Montford, Earl of Leicester, and other rebellious lords. By his first wife, Joane, daughter of Ehnald de Bois, a great man at that time in Leicestershire, Sir Thomas had a son, Andhew Astley, from whom sprang the Extinct Lords Astley, of Astley, and a daughter, Isabel, wife of William de Birmingham. By his second, Ediths, daughter of Peter Constable, of Melton Constable, in Norfolk, and co-heir of her brother. Sir Robert Constable, knt-, he left three sons, Thomas, Ralph, and Stephen, with a daughter, Agnes. The eldest of these sons,

Thomas De Astley, inherited Hill Morton, but died s. p. and was s. by his brother,

Ralph Db Astley, of Hill Morton and Melton Con stable. From whom we pass to his lineal descendant, (fifth in succession),

John Astley, esq. of Hill Morton and Melton Constable, who m. Frances, daughter and heir of John Cheyney, esq. of Sittingbome, in the county of Kent, and was .v. by his only sou,

Isaac Astley, esq. of Hill Morton and Melton Constable. This gentleman in. Mary, daughter of Edward Waldegrave, esq. of Borley, in Essex, and had Thomas, his heir.

Jacob (Sir), a distinguished cavalier officer, who for his eminent services was raised to the peerage in 1661 as Lord Astley, of Reading. (See Burke's Extinct Peerage.)

* Assheton Curzon, Viscount Curzon, m. first, Esther, daughter of William Ha timer, esq. and had a son,

Pkn-assheton Curzon, who m. Sophia-Charlotte, Baroness Howe, and by her ladyship (who wedded, secondly, Sir Jonathan Watheu Waller, bart. and d. in 1835), left at his decease in 1797, an only surviving child,

Richard-william-pen Curzon, who inherited the honors of his i^randi'ather, and was created Earl Howe. His lordship

is the present proprietor of Whajllry Abbey. Lord Howe wedded, secondly, Dorothy, youngest child of Sir Robert Grosvenor, bart. and aunt of the Marquess of Westminster, and by that Lady bad Assheton Curzon, b. in 1771. Robert Curzon, b. in 1774, m. in 1808, to Henrietta-Anne, Baroness Zoucbe. Elizabeth Curzon.

Charlotte Curzon, m. in 1799, to DugdaJe Stratford Dugdale «sq- of Mere vale.

TV elder son,

Thumis Astley, esq. of Hill Morton and Melton Constable, wedded Frances* daughter and co-heir of George Deane, esq. of Tilney, and bad issue, Francis (Sir), who d. s. p. Isaac, heir to his father.

EDWARD(Sir), who m. the Hon. Elizabeth Astley, only daughter and eventual heiress of his uncle Jacob, first Lord Astley, of Reading, and was father of Jacob Astley, who inherited the estates of his uncle, Sir Isaac Astley, hart, and being created a Baronet himself in 1600, founded the existing baronets of Hill Morton and Melton Constable. The elder surviring son*

i. Isaac Astley, esq. of Hill Morton and Melton Constable, was created a Baronkt by King Charles I. 41st January, 1642. Sir Isaac m. Rachel, daughter of Augustine Messinger, esq. of Hackford, in Norfolk; and, secondly, Bridget, daughter of John Coke, esq. of Holkham, and widow of Edward Doyley, esq. *( Sbotti*ham, but dying without issue Tth September, lti50, his estates devolved upon his nephew, as stated above, and the Baronetcy became Extinct.

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ASTLEY, OF PATSHULL.

Created I3th Aug. 1662.—Extinct 29th Dec. 1771.

Hinragp.

Sir Thomas De Astley, third Lord Astley, of Astley, wbo was summoned to parliament from 1342 to 1349, as. the Lady Elizabeth de Beauchamp, daughter of Guy, second Earl of Warwick, and had issue, William (Sir), his successor, as fourth lord. Thomas (Sir).

Giles, from whom the Astleys, of Wolvcy. The second son,

Sib Thomas De Astley, knt. was in commission 2nd Richard II., anno 1379, for taxing a subsidy on the county of Warwick, and six years after, for collecting a fifteenth and tenth granted by parliament when he *at as one of the knights of the shire. He wedded Elizabeth, daughter and heir of Richard, son of Sir William Harconrt, and had issue, Thomas (Sir), his heir.

John (Sir;, one of the bravest and most eminent soldiers of the era in which he lived, and distinguished by his extraordinary personal prowess. Amongst his many exploits is recorded a duel fought by him on horseback with Peter de Massei, a Frenchman, on the 29th August, 1428, in the street St. Antoine at Paris before King Charles VII., when having pierced his antagonist through the head, he had the helmet, by agreement of the vanquished, to present to his lady. He subsequently fought Sir Philip Boyle,

an Arragonian knight, in Smithfield, in tin* city of London, in the presence of Henry VI. and his court, which combat, it is related, was gallantly sustained on foot, with battle-axes, spears, swords and daggers: at its termination Astley was knighted by the king, and further rewarded with a pension of one hundred marks for his life. "Yea (saith Dugdale) so famous did John de Astley grow for his valour that he was elected a Knight Op The Garter, and bore for his arms the coats of Astley and Harecourt, quarterly, with a label of three points ermine." He was interred at Patshull under a handsome monument.

The eldest son,

Thomas Astley, esq. of Patshull, in the county of Stafford, m. Jane,* daughter of Sir Thomas Griesly, knt. of Colton, in the same shire, and had an only son,

Thomas Astley, esq. of Patshull, who wedded Margaret, daughter of Sir William Boteler, knt. of Warrington, in Lancashire, and dying in 1463, was s. by his eldest son,

Richard Astley, esq. of Patshull. This gentleman m. Joan, daughter of Thomas Oteley, esq. of Pitchford, in Salop, and had, with a daughter Jane, an only son, his successor at his decease in 1532,

Thomas Astley, esq. of Patshull, who m. Mary, daughter and co-heir of Sir Gilbert Talbot, knt.t and had two sons and a daughter, viz.

Gilbert, his heir.

John, from whom the Astleys, of Aston. Elizabeth, m. to John Wrottesley, esq. of Wrottesley. He was s. at his decease by his elder son,

Gilbert Astley, esq. of Patshull, who wedded Dorothy, daughter of Sir Thomas Giffard, knt- of Chillinton, in Staffordshire, and was s. by (the son of Thomas Astley, his only son, by Margery, daughter of Sir Walter Aston, knt. of Tixal, county of Stafford) his grandson,

Walter Astley, esq. of Patshull, who m. Grace, daughter of Francis Trentham, esq. of Roucester, in the county of Stafford, and had issue, Richard, his heir.

Thomas, of East Court House, in the county of
Warwick, m. Jane, daughter and heir of Joseph
Carver, esq. of Hether, in Leicestershire, and
left a son,

Richard Astley, of East Court House, who

m. in 1706, Elizabeth, daughter of Stanislaus

Browne, esq- of Eastbourne, and aunt of the

last Viscount Montagu, by whom he left at

his decease in 1718, a son and heir,

William-francis Corbet Astley, ft. in

1708; »». Mary, daughter of Francis

Bickley, esq. (and his wife Judith, dau.

and co-heir of William Dugdale, esq. of

Blythe Hall). He d. in 1790, leaving

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He was f. by bis eldest son,

i. Sir Richard Astlky, knt. of Patshull, who for his devotion to the cause of royalty was knighted by King Charles II. and created a Baronet 13th August, 1662, soon after the Restoration. He m. first, Elizabeth, daughter of John Philipps, esq. of Picton Castle, in the county of Pembroke, but by her had no male issue to .-survive himself. Sir Richard wedded, secondly, Henrietta, daughter and co-heir of William Borlace, esq. of Great Marlow, in the county of Bucks, and by that lady had an only son, his successor, at his decease 24th February, 1687,

Ii. Sir John Astlky, M.P. for Shrewsbury, who m. Mary, daughter and heir of Francis Prynce, esq.* of the county of Salop, and had issue,

Richard-Prynce, who predeceased his father unm.

Mary, d. unm.

Henrietta, m. to Edward Daniell, esq.

Alicia, m. to Charles, third Earl of Tankerville.

Annk, (/. unm.

Ararella, m. first, to Anthony-Langley Swimmer, esq.; and, secondly, to Sir Francis Vincent, bart.

Francks, m. to James O'Donnell, esq. Sir John Astley d. 29th December, 1771, when his estates devolved upon his daughters as co-heirs, and the Baronetcy became extinct.

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lineage.

In Domesday Book the town of Aston was held by Odard under William Fitznigell, Baron of Halton, A. D. 1096. At that time there appears to have been but one place of the name: it was subsequently divided into Aston-juxta-Sutton, and Aston Grange.

About the reign of Henry II.

Gilbert De Aston was proprietor of Aston-juxtaSutton, and was living in that reign, and in the subsequent reigns of Richard I. and King John. His son and heir,

Richard De Aston gave unto Hugh Dutton, of Dutton, Sex Bovatas Terra in Aston, in the beginning of the reign of Henry III. His wife's name was Joan, and he left a son and heir,

Richard Dr Aston, who was s, by his son, another Richard De Aston, who wedded, temp. Edward I-, Rose, youngest daughter and co-heir of Roger Throssel, of Maxfield, in Cheshire, and had issue, Richard, his heir. Hugh, prior of Birkenhead Abbey. This Richard died before his wife, (who was living * widow in the 18th of Edward III.) and was s. by his elder son,

Richard Aston, of Aston, who m. Anabella, daughter of Eva de Rode, and sister of William Rode, of Rode, in Cheshire, and had Robert (Sir), his heir, Thomas, living in the 7th of Edward III. but then very young, and Margery, in. to William Walenas, of Halton. His eldest son,

Sir Robert Aston, knt. of Aston, m. Felice, daughter of John Hawarden, citizen of Chester, about the year 1338, and had four sons, viz. Richard, his heir.

Hugh, father, by Cicely (afterwards m. to

Hocknell) his wife, of Robert Aston.i of Ringey, whose son, by his wife, Fillote Hawarden, Sir Richard Aston, continued the line of the family. Lawrence, 1 .. . _

James, J UTlnB 4Bth Edward III.

Sir Robert died before the 29th Edward HI. for in that year his eldest son,

Richabd Aston, was lord of Aston, bnt he dying issueless about the 42nd or 43rd of the same reign, the estates passed to his grand-nephew,

Sir Richard Aston, knt. lord of Aston, who m. first, Jonet, daughter of John Hocknell, of Huxley, and had several children who with their mother all died of the plague at Ringey. He wedded, secondly, 9th Richard II. Ellen, daughter and heir of Geffrey Dutton,j and acquired lands thereby in Listark and Halton. Of this second marriage there was issue,

Robert.

Henry, living loth Henry V.

Eleanor, «>. to Richard Priestland, of Friestland. Elizabeth, m. first, 17th Richard II. to Thomas, son of Thomas Boydell, of Caterich, without issue; secondly, 21st of the same reign, to Robert Massy, of Hale; and, thirdly, to Thomas Danyel, of Over-Tabley; she d. in 1410. Sir Richard was treasurer to Philippa, Queen Consort of Edward III., of her lands and rents in Anibrage, in Wales, and steward of Hopesdale. He was in the wars in Spain, 12th Richard II., and was steward of Halton, loth Henry IV. Sir Richard, who was lard of Aston forty years, was s. at his decease (Ellen, his widow, remarried John Rycroft) by his elder son.

Sir Robert Aston, of Aston, who wedded Isabel, daughter and heir of John Beeston, and had, Richard, his heir, David, living 23rd Henry VI., and Alice, wife of John Massy, of Sale. He died in 1417, leaving

• And Mary his wife, daughter and heir of Samuel Gilly, esq. of High Hall, in the county of Dorset, by Arabella, daughter of the Lord Chief Justice Bankes.

t It appears by the testimony of Robin Hocan, 5th Henry V. 1417, then aged seventy years, that he knew Robin, of Aston, son and heir of Hugh, to be married by Hugh his father to Fillote, daughter of Black John Hawarden, at that time steward of Hawarden, and that Robin and Fillote were enfeoffed of a parcel of land called Ringey, and had issue Sir Richard Aston and other children; and afterwards Robin died in Spain, in the lifetime of Hugh his father. This Hugh had to wife

Cicely, afterwards married to Hocknell; and Hugh married Richard his grandson, son of Richard Aston of Rirney, onto Jonet, daughter of John Hocknell, of Huvley, and they had issue : but Jonet and her children, and Fillote, mother of Richard, died all of the pestilence at Ringey; and afterwards Sir Richard Aston raarrit-d Ellen, daughter of Geffrey Dutton; and that he, Hocan, knew Sir Richard Aston, occupying the whole manor of Aston for forty years and more, and Sir Robert, his son occupying it for seven years and more. t Third son of Sir Hugh Dutton, of Dutton.

Isabel, bis widow, who wedded, secondly, Sir Jobn Carington, knt. of Carington, in Cheshire: she had the guardianship of her son.

Sis Richabd Aston, of Aston, who in. 9 Henry V. Maude, daughter and heir of Peter Massy,* of Horton, in the county of Chester, by Margaret his wife, daughter and heir of William de Horton, and had issue, Thomas, his heir; w. in 1467, Margaret, daughter and co-heir of Sir Thomas Duttou, of Dutton, by whom (who wedded, secondly, Ralph Vernon, esq. of Haalington, in Cheshire) he left at hi* decease, about 1484, a son,

Richard, successor to his grandfather. John, bring 19 Henry VII. William, d. s. p. 20 Henry VII. Maude, m. to John Done, of Flaxyoards, in Cheshire. Joan, s*. first, to Roger Dutton, who afterwards became heirto all Dutton'a lands; and, secondly, to Sir Richard Strangeways. Margery, m. 2 Henry VII. to John Wood, of Sutton. He d. in 1493, and was s. by his grandson,

Rich Ird Aston,esq.of Aston, whom. Douce, daughter of Piers Warburton, esq. (called Wise Piers) of Warburton and Arley, and had issue, Thomas, his successor. Richard, a priest, 26 Henry VIII. Robert, of Grange, in the county of Stafford. John, of Grange. Catherine, m. to Richard Brought on, of B rough

ton, in Staffordshire. Alice, «. 23 Henry VII. to Handle, son and heir of Handle Mainwaring, esq. of Karincham, in Cheshire. Anne, m. 10 Henry VIII. to William Massy,esq. of Rixton, in Lancashire. Richard Aston d. in 1529, and was s. by his eldest son,

Thomas Aston, esq. of Aston. This gentleman wedded, in 1512, Bridget, daughter of John Harewell, and sister and co-heir of Thomas Harewell, esq. of Shotery, in Warwickshire, and had fire sons, viz. t Josh, his heir. Richard. Peter, who had a bastard son, Thomas Aston, who

was living in London in the 38 Hbnry VIII. William, m. Anne, daughter of Thomas Ireland,

esq. of the Hutt, in Lancashire. Francis. Thomas Aston was sheriff of Cheshire in 1551, 4 EdWard VI. and dying in two years after was *. by his eldest son,

Jour Aston, esq. of Aston, who m. in 1546, Margaret, daughter of Thomas Ireland, esq. of the Hutt, in the county of Lancaster,! and by her (who wedded, secondly, Hugh Beeston, esq. of Torperley, in Cheshire; bad issue,$

Thomas, his successor.
John, a lawyer,
Edward,

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Bridget, nu to Thomas Bunbury, esq. of Stanuey,

in the county of Chester.
Elizabeth, m. to John Massy, esq. of Coughow,
younger brother of George Massy, esq. of Pod-
ington, and afterwards heir to his brother.
Margaret, m, first, to Thomas Egerton, esq. of
Walgreve ; and, secondly, to Sir Edward Tirrel,
of Thornton, Bucks.
Mary, d. s, pt

Eleanor, m. to James Whitlock.
Winifred, m. to Peter Derby, residing near Liver-
pool.
Ellen, m. to George Mainwaring, esq. a younger

brother, of lghtfield, in Shropshire. Ursula, m. to Geffrey Holcroft, of Hurst, in Lancashire. He d. 5th August, 1573, and s. by his eldest son,

Sir Thomas Aston, of Aston, who received the honour of knighthood in 1603. He m- first, in 1569, Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Arthur Mainwaring, of lghtfield, and had issue, John, his successor.

Arthur (Sir), of Pulham, in Middlesex, who had
two sons, Richard Aston, and Sir Arthur As-
Ton, a colonel in the army, and governor of
Oxford for the king in 1644, who was put to
death by the rebels at Tredagh, in Ireland, in
1655, after having surrendered the town on con-
ditions. He left issue.
Thomas (Sir), m. Elizabeth, daughter of John
Shuckburgh, esq. of Birdenbury, in Warwick-
shire, and had issue.
Frances, m. first, to John Hocknell, esq. of Hock-
nell; secondly, to Robert Davis, of Croughton;
and, thirdly, to Owen Longford, of Burton, in
Derbyshire.
Grace, d. s. p.

Margaret, m. to Sir Thomas Ireland, of Beusy,
near Warrington, and was vice-chamberlain of
Cheater.
Elizabeth, m. to Richard Dod, esq. of Cloverley,

in Shropshire.
Mary, m. first, to Richard Brown, gent, of Upton,
near Chester; and, secondly, to Jaques Aruodio.
Anne, m. to Richard Allen, esq. of Greenhill,

Cheshire. Catherine, m. to Peter Leigh, gent, of RidgeHe wedded, secondly, Mary, daughter of William l'nton, esq. of Dracton, in Salop, but had no other issue. She survived him, and m. secondly, Edward Payler, esq. of York. Sir Thomas was sheriff of Cheshire in 1601. He d. in 1013, and was s. by his eldest son,

John Aston, esq. of Aston, sewer to Anne, Queen Consort of King James I. This gentleman m. in 1011, Maude, daughter of Robert Needham, esq. of Shenton, in Shropshire, and had three sons and three daughters, viz.

Thomas, his heir.
John, d. uimi. in 1648.
Robert, d. young.

Maude, m. first, to Thomas Parsons, esq. of Cub-
bington, in Warwickshire; and, Becondly, in

• Yooneer son of Richard Massy, esq. of Rixton, in Lancashire.

• He had beside an illegitimate son, called Roger, afterwards

Sib Roger Aston, knt. gentleman of the bedcham-
ber to King James I. who m. first, Mary Stewart,
daughter of Alexander, Lord Ochiltree, and had
fuar daughters, his co-heirs, viz.
l. Margaret, m. to Sir Gilbert Houghton, bart.

of Houghton Tower, and had issue.
ii. Mart, m. to Sir Samuel Peyton, bart. of
Kuttwltoii, in Kent.
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in. Elizabeth, m. to Sir Robert Winkfleld, knt.

of Upton, in Northamptonshire. iv. Anne, m. to Sir Thomas Perieot, knt. of

Colchester. He wedded, secondly, Cordelia, daughter of Sir John Stanhope, and sister of the first Earl of Clicsterfield, but had no other issue. X By Margaret his wife, daughter of Sir Richard BuM, knt. of Bold, in Lancashire.

$ He had beside an illegitimate son, Richard Aston, who lived at Rocksav«<;r, ami <{, in 1CI6.

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