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111. JAMEs. The youngest son, JAMEs Ashe, esq. m. Anne, daughter of John Walrond, esq. of Bovey, and from him sprang Joh N Ashr, esq. of Westcombe, in the county of Somerset, living in 1634, who m. Anne, daughter of Thomas Strode, esq. of Huxton Mallet, and had issue, JAMEs, his heir. Alice, m. to John Pitt, esq. of Melcombe Regis. Margaret, m. to John Mansel, esq. of Weymouth. The son, JAMEs Ashe, esq. of Freshford, in Somersetshire, m. Grace, daughter of Richard Pitt, esq. of Melcombe Regis, and had five sons, viz. 1. John, of Freshford, who sat in parliament temp. CHARLEs I., and subsequently under the Protectorate. He was in favour with CRomwell, but refused to sit in judgment upon the King. He possessed a landed property valued at £6000 a year, which he divided at his decease amongst his sons, by Elizabeth his wife, the daughter of Henry Davison, esq. viz. 1. JAMEs, of Fifield, Wilts, whose son was seated at Heywood. 2. John, of Teffent, Wilts, who had the manor of Beckington, in Somersetshire, and d. s. p. 3. Edward, of Freshford, who left an only daughter and heiress. 4. SAMUEL, of Challots, Wilts. 5. Joseph, of Longstreet, Wilts. 6. BeNJ AM in, of AWestcombe, in Somerset. shire. 7. Jonath AN, of Clanwilliam, in the county of Tipperary, from whom the present Rev. Trevor-Lloyd Ashe, of Ashgrove, in the county of Limerick. 1. ANNE, m. to Sir John Shaw, bart. of Eltham, in Kent. . Grace, m. to Paul Methuen, esq. direct ancestor of the present Paul Methuen, esq. of Corsham. 3. Hester, m. to Samuel Creswick, esq. of Hanlam. 4. , m. to John Barnard, esq. of Surrey. 5. Mary, m. to Jacob Self, esq. of Beanacre. 11. Edward, of London, M.P. for Heytesbury in the 16th of Charles I. m. Elizabeth, daughter of Christopher Woodward, esq. and had a son and heir, Willi AM, of Heytesbury, who died in 1713, leaving by Anne his wife, daughter of Alexander Popham, esq. M.P. of Littlecoot, two sons, whose posterity became extinct, and an only daughter, Eliza orth Ash E, who m. Pierce A'Court, esq. of Ivychurch, and was great grandmother to William A' Court, now Lord HEYTEs bury. 111. Joseph, of whom presently. 1 v. Jonathan, of London, merchant, whose daughter, Rebecca, m. Sir Francis Vincent, bart. v. Samuel, of Langley Burrell, Wilts. The third son, 1. Joseph Ashe, esq. of Twickenham, in the county of Middlesex, in consideration of the services he had rendered to the Crown, was created a BA Ron ET by King Charles II. 19th September, 1660. Sir Joseph m. Mary, daughter of Robert Wilson, esq. of London, (who fined for alderman), and had issue, JAMEs, his successor. CAT her INE, m. to William Wyndham,esq. of Fellbrigge, in Norfolk. MARY, m. to Horatio, Wiscount Townshend. ANNe.

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The Ashfields were seated at Stowlangloft, in Suffolk, from the time of Edw ARD III. when they acquired that estate by purchase, until the 12th JAMEs I. They subsequently were of Netherhall. Robert Dr. Ashfield, great-grandson of the first proprietor of Stowlangtoft, living in 1455, married three wives ; and by the second, Cicely, daughter of John Tendring, he had three sons, and a daughter, Margaret, m. to John Beaupre, of Wells. By the first, Eleanor Curzon, he had a son and heir, Joh N Ashfield, who flourished in the time of Eoward IV. He wedded Florentia, daughter of John Butler, and was father of John Ashfield, who died 15 H EN. VII. 1499, leaving by Margaret, his wife, daughter of John Wentworth, of Gosfield, in Essex, a son and successor, George Ashfield, of Pakenham, who m. Margery, daughter of Cheeke of Bludhall, in Debenham, and dying 9 HENRY VIII. left a son, Rob ERT Ash Field, who married two wives: by the first, Margaret, daughter of Simon Le Grosse, knt. he had no issue; but by the second, Alice, daughter of Sir Thomas Termin, he had six sons and three daughters, viz. 1. Robert, his heir. 11. William. 111. Thomas. iv. George. v. John. v1. Edmund, m. the daughter and heir of — Harvey, esq. of Suffolk. 1. Florence, n. to Edward Brooke, of Aspal. 11. Amye, m. to Reinold Rons, of Baddingham. 111. Anne, m. to John Sturt, of Highgate. The eldest son and heir, Bob Ent Ashfield, m. first, Alice, daughter of Wiiliam Clapton, of Lyston, in Essex, and had by her a son, Robert, his heir, and a daughter, Anne, the wife of Anthony Denny, esq. He espoused, secondly, Frances, daughter of Robert Spring, esq. of Lavenham, and had by her, JoAN, of Wickham, who m. Margaret Cleare, of Stokesby. Thomas, of Hopton, who m. Elen Holditch, relict of Thomas Prettiman, and had two daughters, Penelope and Dorothy. The latter m. Robert Wilmot, gent. of St. Giles, Middlesex. William, U who both died “ in expeditione LusiFrancis, tania:, 1580.” Dorothy, m. to Sir Richard Ogle, knt. Robert Ashfield d. 10 JAMEs I. and was s. by his son, Sir Rob Err Ashfield, knt. who sold his inheritance at Stow langtoft to Paul D'Ewes, esq. He m. Anne, daughter of Sir John Tasburgh, and was father of 1. Sir John Ashfield, knt. gentleman of the privy

Extinct before 1727.

CREATED 27th July, 1626.

chamber to Charles I. created a B.A.Ronet in 1626. This gentleman wedded Elizabeth, daughter and heir of Sir Richard Sutton, knt. and dying in 1635, was s. by his son, ii. Sir Richard Ashfield, who m. first, the daughter and co-heir of Sir Richard Rogers, knt. of Eastwood, in Gloucestershire, and, secondly, Dorcas, daughter of James Hore, esq. of the Mint. He d. in 1684, and was s. by his son, 111. Sir John Ashfield, who m. Anne, daughter of James Hore, esq. of the Mint, and had issue. He was hving in 1692, but his estate was destroyed. The baronetcy was extinct in 1727.

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This family had long been resident at a seat bearing their own name in the county of Lancaster. Soon after the Conquest, Roger de Leyland quitted all claim of lands in Dalton to Apax de Asshehurst and his heirs. His son, Rocks de Asshehurst, is also mentioned in a deed, wherein he releases to John de Scarisbrick and the said John's heirs his whole right to the town of Scanobrick. The son of this Roger, Hrch of Asshravast, was father of Thomas de Asshehu Rsr, who was s. by his son, William De Asshehurst, unto whom and his heirs, *ing homage and fealty, Simon de Winstanley re**ed his right in the town of Winstanley. His son and successor, Ralph de Asshrhurst, had two sons, Sixton, his heir, and Henry, upon whom he conferred lands in Holland, in the county of Lancaster, the deed of gift *ing sealed with a cross, and in the dexter chief Pants one fleur de lis. The elder son, Sixox or Asshrhurst, had also two sons, 1. Robert, who possessed lands in Dalton. it. John, who had the manor and entire parish of Asshehurst, in the county of Kent, for homage and service, settled upon him. Roorst de Asshehurst, the elder son and heir, *** *. by his son, Richart. De Asshearrst, living in the 28th of Ed***b I. who was father of Sir Adam or Assh the fist, knt. who flourished in to reign of Edw and III. and serving that monarch * his foreign wars, had letters patent, during his **rn abroad, of royal protection and defence granted * his tenants; at the same time the king discharged **from an contributions emergent within the realm, *: from all tenths, fifteenths, &c. witnessed by the ** at Brussels 6th November, in the 13th year of ***rn. Sir Adam was s. by his son, ** John Dr Asshehrast, knt. living in the 1st of * Last II., who m. Margaret, daughter of Henry * "Tril, and had three sons, Roger, Geoffry, and ** This gallant knight was the first who sealed

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with a cross between four fleurs de lis, the latter having been conferred for his great services in the French wars. His eldest son and heir, Roger DE Asshehurst, is mentioned in the 19th of Rich ARD II. and having m. Matilda, daughter of Hugh de Ince, left a son and successor, Rob ERT DE Assh EHURst, who figured in the reign of HENRY V. He m. Ellen, daughter of Ralphe de Anderton, and was s. by his son, John de Asshehu Rsr, living in the 15th of HENRY VI., who wedded Catherine, daughter and co-heir of Roger Dalton, and was father of Robert Asshehurst, esq. who was alive in the 38th of the same reign. He m. Margaret, daughter of Richard Byram, esq. of Byram, and was s. by his son, John Asshehurst, esq. This gentleman m. sirst, Martha, daughter of Sir William Leyland, knt.; and, secondly, Alice, daughter and heir of John Orrell, esq. By the latter he left a son and successor, Willia M Asshrhurst, esq. mentioned in the 8th of HENRY VIII., who intermarried with Elizabeth, daughter of John Ogle, esq. and had a son and heir, William Asshehu Rst, esq. living in the 1st of EDward VI. This gentleman wedded Cecily, daughter of Nicholas Taylor, gent. and was s. by his son, Willi AM Asshehurst, esq. who flourished in the time of Elizabeth, and having m. Margaret, daughter of Thomas Wilton, esq. left a son and successor, HENRY Asshehurst, esq. who wedded Cassandra, daughter of John Bradshaw, esq. of Bradshaw, and had issue, 1. William, his heir. This gentleman served with great reputation in several parliaments before and at the commencement of the civil war, and opposed all parties whose views he deemed adverse to the institutions and freedom of the country so firmly as to have the motto, Sed magis Amica Veritas, placed under his portrait, from the pencil of Vandyke. He m. one of the daughters of Sir Thomas Ellys, knt. of Wyham, in Lincolnshire, and had three sons, Thom As, William, and John, by the eldest of whom, (the two younger d. s. p.), Thomas Assh H U Rst, esq. of Asshhurst, he was succeeded. This gentleman wedded Susanna, daughter and co-heir of Thomas Bosvile, esq. of Edlington, in Yorkshire, and d. in January, 1699, 1700. 11. John, from whom descended a family in Ireland, which became long since extinct in the male line. 111. HENRY, of whom presently. iv. Robert, who d. s. p. Henry Asshehurst, who was living in the 2nd of JAMEs I., was s. in his patermal estate of Asshhurst, in Lancashire, by his eldest son, William. His second son, it would appear, emigrated to Ireland, while the third, HENRY Assh Hurst, esq. settled in the city of London, and became a merchant there. He was eminent for great benevolence, humanity, and piety, was a chief person in founding the corporation for propagating the gospel in foreign parts, temp. CHAR 1.fs II., to which he acted as treasurer. He was likewise a promoter of translating the Bible into Hindostan. He fined for alderman, raised a considerable fortune, and left a high character behind him at his decease in 1680, when his remains were interred at St. Augustin's, in Watling-street. This worthy and opulent citizen m. Judith, daughter of — Reresby, esq. of the county of York, and by her had four sons and two daughters, viz. 1. HENRY, his heir. 11. Willi AM (Sir), lord mayor of London in 1603, and one of the representatives of the city in several parliaments, who received the honour of knighthood from King William. He m. Elizabeth, daughter of Robert Thompson, esq. and had issue. 111. Joseph, m. the daughter of Henry Cornish, esq. iv. Benjamin, d. unm. 1. Mary, m. to Sir Thomas Lane. 11. Judith, m. to Sir Robert Booth, knt. of London, merchant, and had an only daughter, Jupith Booth, heir of her father, who m. Sir William Cowper, first EARL Cowper, lord chancellor of England, but had no issue. The eldest son and heir, 1. HENRY Ashhurst, esq. of Waterstock, in the county of Oxford, was created a BARoNet by King James II. 21st July, 1688. Sir Henry m. the Hon. Diana Paget, sixth daughter of William, fifth Lord Paget,” and had issue, H ENRY, his heir. Frances, m. to Sir Richard Allin, bart. of Somerleyton, in the county of Suffolk, and had, with other issue, a son, Sir Ashhurst Allin, bart. whose line expired with his son, and a daughter, Diana, m. to Thomas Henry Ashhurst, esq. Sir Henry Ashhurst sat in parliament in the reigns of CHARLEs II. and William III. for the boroughs of Truro, in Cornwall, and Wilton, in Wilts. He was the intimate friend of the Hon. Robert Boyle, to whom he was executor, and trustee for founding the lecture which bore that gentleman's name. He died at Waterstock 18th April, 1710, lies buried there, and was s. by his son, 11. Sin HENRY Ashehu Rst, M. P. for Windsor in 1714, who m. in 1712, Elizabeth, daughter and co-heir of Sir Thomas Draper, bart. of Sunning Hill, Berks, but dying s. p. 17th May, 1732, the BARonkacy expired.

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The Ashleys came originally from Wiltshire, where they possessed the manor of Ashley, at a very early period. BeNedict Ashley, of Ashley, living in the reigns of HENRY III. and Edward I. was great-great-grandfather of Robert Ashley, who flourished under HENRY IV. and his two immediate successors. He m. Egidia, only daughter and heiress of Sir John Hamelyn, by Joan Piecy, by whom he acquired the manor of Winbourne St. Giles, in the county of Dorset, and had a son and successor, EDMUND AshLEY, living temp. Edward IV. who m.

Margaret, daughter of Robert Turgis,and was father of Hugh Ashi.ey, of Winbourne St. Giles, who died 29th April, 1493, leaving by Elizabeth, daughter of Raynold Walwyn, of Sussex, a daughter m. to Stephen Wallop, of Over Wallop, in Hampshire, ancestor to the EARLs of PortsMouth, and a son and suc consor, HENRY AshLEY, esq. of Winbourne, who m. Radegan, daughter of Robert Gilbert, of Somersetshire, and had issue, 1. HENRY (Sir), his heir. 11. Anthony of Damerham, who m. Dorothy, daughter of John Lyte, esq. of Lytes Carey, in Somersetshire, and had three sons, namely, 1. ANthony, of whom presently, as successor to his cousin at Winbourne. 2. Robert, chosen M.P. for Dorchester 39 Elizabeth, d.s. p. 3. Francis (Sir), knt. of the Middle Temple, serjeant-at-law, and recorder of Dorchester, for which borough he was twice sent to parliament, m. Anne, eldest daughter and co-heir of Bernard Sainwayes, esq. of Toller Fratrum, in Dorsetshire, and dying in 1635, left an only daughter and heiress, Doroth Y, m. to Danzell Lord Holles, of Ifield, so conspicuous in the troubled times of CHARLEs I. The grandson of this marriage, Danzell, last Lord Holles dying unm. in 1691, his estates passed to his heir-atlaw, John, Duke of Newcastle, the ancestor of the present noble houses of Portland, Newcastle, Chichester, and Cleveland. 1. Elizabeth, m. to — Percy, esq. 11. Anne, m. to John Osborne. 111. Margaret, m. to John Hales. Henry Ashley, died in 1549, and was s. by his elder son, SIR HENRY Ashley, of Winbourne St. Giles, M.P. for Dorsetshire, b. in 1519, knighted at the coronation of Queen MARY, and appointed ranger of Holt Forest. He m. Catharine, daughter of Sir John Basset, knt. and was s. at his decease, in 1588, by his son, SiR HENRY AshLEY, knt. of Winbourne St. Giles, b. in 1548, gentleman pensioner to Queen Elizabeth : m. Anne, daughter of Lord Burgh, and had, with four daughters, three sons who died s. p. whereupon the family estates passed to his cousin, 1. Sir ANthony Ashley, of Winbourne St. Giles, who sat in several parliaments, and was highly distinguished by the favour of Queen Elizabeth. He was secretary to her council of war, and received the honour of knighthood for his services at the capture of Calais; the account of which event he brought over to her majesty. He was subsequently secretary to the privy council in the reign of JAMEs I. and was created a BA RoNET in 1622. Sir Anthony married, first, Jane, relict of Thomas Cokaine, esq. and daughter and coheir of Philip Okeover, esq. of Okeover, in Staffordshire, by whom he had an only daughter and heiress, ANNE, who marrying SIR Joh N Cooper, bart. conveyed the Ashley estates to the Cooper family, by which they are still possessed; she was mother of Sir ANThony Ashley Cooper, EARL of Shaftesbury,t the celebrated statesman.

• By his wife, the Lady Frances Rich, daughter of Henry, Earl of Holland.

+ His lordship had, previously to his elevation to the earldom, been created in 1661, BA Ron Ashley, in ac

cordance with a stipulation in his father's marriage settlement, that if the family ever attained the peerage, their title should be that of Ashley.


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Sir Ralph Asshetox, knight banneret, marrying Margaret, daughter of John Barton, esq. of Middleton, who was heir of her uncle, Richard Barton, acquired that estate, and had two sons, Richard (Sir) who inherited Middleton, and Six Ralph Assheton, who acquired the lordship of Law ER, in the county of Lancaster, by marrying Mancorr, the daughter and heir of ADAM Lever, esq. of Great Lever. He had issue, Ralph, his heir. Robert. John, m. Eleanor, daughter of Sir Robert Constable, of Masham, in the county of York, and left a daughter, HELEN Asshrron, who m. William Pickering, esq. and was mother of John Pick ERING, keeper of the great seal, temp. Elizabeth. The eldest son, Ralph Asshetox, m. Eleanor, daughter of Adam Hilton, esq. of the Park, and had Ralph, his successor. Richard, who purchased Whalley Abbey, m. Jane, daughter and heir of Ralph Harbottle, esq. of Northumberland, and d. s. p. at Whalley, 9th September, 1581. Nicholas, rector of Wickford, in the county of York. Patricius.

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RAlph, his successor. Ratcliffe, b. in 1582, from whom the Asshetons of Cuerdale and Downham. Jane, b. in 1573, m. to Richard Towneley, esq. of Towneley, (ancestor of the present P. E. Towns1.EY, esq. of Towneley) and d. at Hapton Tower, in 1635. Alice, b. in 1574, m. to Alexander Standish, esq. of Duxbury. Eliza, b. in 1575, m. to George Preston, esq. of Holker. He wedded, secondly, Anne, daughter of John Talbot, son of Sir Thomas Talbot, of Bashall, and relict of Edmund Assheton, esq. of Chatterton, and was s. at his decease by his elder son, 1. Ralph Assheton, esq. of Great Lever, and Whalley, b. in 1579, and created a B.A.Ron ET 28th June, 1620. Sir Ralph m. first, Dorothy, daughter of Sir James Bellingham, knt. of Levens, in Westmoreland; and, secondly, Eleanor, daughter of Thomas Shuttleworth, esq. of Gawthorp, in Lancashire. By his first wife only he had issue, viz. Ralph, second baronet. Thomas, a merchant, m. Anne, daughter of Sir Sheffield Clapham, and had a son, Thomas, commoner of Brazennose College, Oxford, buried 1670.

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ANNE, m. to SIR RAlph Assheton, bart. of Middleton, and was mother of Sir Ralph Assheton, second baronet of Middleton, who inherited the estates of his uncle, SIR John Assheton, bart. of Whalley. Sir Ralph sold his paternal estate of Great Lever, to Bridgman, Bishop of Chester, about the year 1629. In the latter part of his life he complained of great oppression from Archbishop Laud, in breaking a lease of the rectory of Whalley, on which account he was compelled to make a journey to London, when very gouty and infirm. He d. 18th October, 1644, and was s. by his eldest son, ii. Sir Ralph Assheton, of Whalley, b. in 1680, m. first, Lady Dorothy Tufton, daughter of Nicholas, first Earl of Thanet; and, secondly, Elizabeth, datighter of Sir Sapcote Harrington, and had an only son, who d. young. He died in 1680, and was buried at Downham, where he built the family vault in the chancel: he pulled down the old Abbey Church and Tower at Whalley. Sir Ralph dying without surviving issue, was s. by his next surviving brother, iii. Sin Edmund AssheroN, of Whalley, b. in 1620, who d. issueless 31st October, 1695, and was s. by his brother, Iv. Sir John Assheton, of Whalley, b. in 1621, m. Catherine, daughter of Sir Henry Fletcher, bart. of Hutton, in Cumberland and widow of Thomas Lister, esq. of Arnoldsbriggin, but dying s. p. 19th June, 1697, the estate of Whalley devolved upon (the son and heir of his sister) his nephew, Sir Ralph Assheton, bart. of Middleton, and the Baronetcy expired.

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one carucate of land in Asheton, beside a knight's fee in Dalton Parbold and Wrightington, temp. HENR Y III. This Orm on. Emma, daughter of the abovementioned Albert de Gresley, and was grandfather of SIR Thomas De AssheroN, Lord of Assheton. His grandson, Sir Roberr de Assh Eton, was vice chamberlain to King Edward III. and a commissioner to treat for peace with France. He was afterwards governor of Guynes, warden of the cinque ports, and admiral of the Narrow Seas. In the 43rd of the same reign he was made justice of Ireland; four years afterwards constituted treasurer of England; and lastly, appointed constable of Dover Castle. Sir Robert was one of the executors of the last will of his royal master, and he appears to have enjoyed the confidence of the succeeding monarch; for we find him in the 4th of Rich Akd II. again warden of the cinque ports. He left at his decease a son and heir, Thox. As de Assheton, who captured the royal standard of Scotland at the battle of Durham, 17th October, 1346. He was father of Sir John de Asshetox, who represented the county of Lancaster in parliament 12th Rich ARD II. He m. Margaret, daughter of Perkins de Legh, of Lyme, in the county of Chester, and had a son, Sir John De Ashto N, drowned at Norham. He m. the daughter of Sir Robert Standish, of Standish, knt. and had two sons, John (Sir). Nicholas (Sir), who was a knight of the order of St. John of Jerusalem, afterwards so well known as knights of Malta. The elder son, Sir John de Assheton was made a knight of the Bath at the coronation of King HENRY IV. and returned one of the knights of the shire for the county palatine of Lancaster to the first parliament of HENRY V. by which latter monarch he was made governor of Constance in France. He m. first, Jane, daughter of John Savile, of Tankersley, in the county of York, and had issue, THow As (Sir), his heir, the alchemist, who m. Elizabeth, daughter of Sir John Byron, and had issue, o 1. John (Sir), knighted before the battle of Northampton, 10th July, 1460. He m. first, Dulcia, daughter of Sir Edmund Trafford, knt. of Trafford; and, secondly, Isabella, daughter of Elland, of Elland, in the county of York. He d. 23rd HENRY VII. leaving by his first wife, Thomas (Sir), knighted at Ripon 7th HENRY VII., m. first, Elizabeth, dau. and heiress of Ralph Staveleigh, of Stayley, and had issue, Margaret, m. to Sir William Booth, of Dunham Massey, ancestor of the Earls of Stamford and Warrington. Elizabeth, m. to Randle Ashton, of Barton. Joan, m. to Sir John Leigh. He m. secondly, Agnes, one of the ten daughters and co-heirs of Sir James Harrington, of Woolfage, Northamptonshire, and dying 8th HENRY WII., left by her, John, d. s. p. m. Jane, daughter and heir of W. Stanley. Alice, m. to Sir R. Hoghton, of Hoghton Tower. 2. Edmund, m. Johanna, daughter and heir of Richard Radcliffe, of Chadderton.

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Sir John wedded, secondly, Mary, daughter of Sir John Byron, of Clayton in Lancashire, and by that lady had a son, Sir RAlph Assheton, who was page of honor to King HENRY WI. and marrying MARG ARET, daughter of John BARto N, esq. of Middleton, in the county of Lancaster, and heir to her uncle, Richard Barton, became proprietor of that estate. He was knight marshal of England, lieutenant of the Tower of London, and sheriff of Yorkshire in the 12th and 13th of Edward IV. In the 24th of which monarch's reign, anno 1482, he was made kNicht BANNERET at Hattonfield, in Scotland, whither he had attended the Duke of Gloucester to recover Berwick. He was afterwards appointed vice-constable of England, with the authority of constable; and Holinshed names him amongst the knights who rode in procession at the coronation of Rich ARD III. which ceremony he did not long survive. He had, with other issue, two sons,

Richard (Sir), his heir. Ralph (Sir), who marrying Margaret, daughter and heir of Adam Lever, esq. of Lever, in Lancashire, acquired that lordship. He was progenitor of SiR RAlph Assh Eton, of Lever, created a BA Roxet by King JAMrs I. 28th June, 1620. (See Asshetox, of Lever.)

The eldest son and heir, Sir Rich ARD Assheton, of Middleton, in the county palatine of Lancaster received the honour of knighthood for his gallant services in the Scottish wars under the Lord Strange, and died 28th April, in 23rd HENRY VII. leaving by his wife, Isabel, daughter of John Talbot, esq. of Salisbury, one son and four daughters, viz. Richard, his heir. Margaret, m. to John Hopwood, esq. of Hopwood. —, m. to Holte of Stubley. Alice, m. first, to John Lawrence, esq.; secondly, to Richard Ratclyffe, esq. of Ratclyffe Tower; and, thirdly, to Thomas Booth, esq. of Hackensall. Elizabeth, m. to Robert, son of Thurstan Holland, esq. of Denton.

Sir Rich ARD Assh Eton, the only son and heir, was a distinguished warrior, and received the honor of knighthood for his valiant bearing on the celebrated field of Floddkn, where he took the Scottish standardbearer's sword, and made Sir John Foreman, the Scots' monarch's serjeant-porter, prisoner. On his return he dedicated to St. Leonard of Middleton his standard, having several privileges within the said manor allowed him by the king. He m. Anne, daughter of Sir Robert Foulshurst, of Crew, in Cheshire, and bad issue,

Rich ARD, his successor. Thomas.

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