'Assheton3'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Assheton of Ashley, Assheton of Cuerdale, Assheton of Downham, Assheton-Smith of Vaynol
[The lower section of this page was transferred out of 'Assheton2' on 17.04.04 when the top section was added.]

Ralph Assheton of Kirkby Grange and Elmley (b 05.01.1595, a 1643)
m. Catherine Brereton (bur 30.04.1667, dau of William Brereton of Ashley)
1. Thomas Assheton of Ashley (bpt 20.03.1633, bur 05.04.1684, 6th son)
  m. (09.05.1670) Lucy Leigh (d before 06.04.1692, dau of Thomas Leigh of Adlington)
  A. Thomas Assheton of Ashley (bpt 30.09.1678, bur 09.07.1759)
  m. (23.04.1724) Harriet Theodosia Smith (d 23.01.1773, dau of John Smith of South Tedworth, Speaker of House of Commons, Chancellor)
  i. Thomas Assheton-Smith of Ashley Hall (bpt 26.06.1725, d 16.04.1774)
  m. Mary Clayton (dau of _ Clayton of Shropshire and of Brymbo Hall, Denbighshire)
a. Thomas Assheton-Smith of Vaynol and Tedworth (b 1752, d 12.05.1828)
  m. Elizabeth Wynn (dau of Watkins Wynn of Voelas)
  (1) Thomas Assheton-Smith of Vaynol (b 02.08.1776, dsp 09.09.1858, 2nd son)
  m. (17.08.1827) Matilda Webber (dau of William Webber of Binfield Lodge)
  (2) Jane Assheton-Smith
  m. _ Satterley
  (3) Elizabeth Assheton-Smith (d 1849)
  m. (24.03.1818) William Buckler Astley of Ryde (b 19.01.1781, d 18.09.1859)
  One of their grandchildren inherited Vaynol and took the name Duff-Assheton-Smith.
(4) Emma Assheton-Smith
  m1. _ Illingworth
  m2. _ Jervis
  (5)+ other issue - son, William (d 16.01.1806, RN), Fanny (d unm), Harriet (d unm)
  b. William Assheton-Smith of Ashley Hall
  c. Penelope Assheton-Smith (d 21.04.1837)
  m. (07.10.1776) Sir Thomas Tancred, 5th Bart of Boroughbridge (d 03.08.1784)
  d. Harriet Assheton-Smith
  Griffith shows the Harriet who married Offley Crewe as of the next generation whereas BP1934, which for this generation mentions only Thomas, shows that Harriet as d unm. The dates indicate that Harriet (Mrs. Crewe) was probably of this generation.
  m. (15.08.1779) Offley Crewe (d 19.02.1836, rector of Barthomley and Warmingham)
  B.+ other issue - Thomas (b/d 12.1673), Richard (bpt 09.05.1681), Anne (b 25.07.1671, bur 02.07.1672), Frances (b 27.06.1672, d unm before 24.05.1690), Lucy (bpt 10.08.1675, d unm 1730), Katherine (bpt 31.10.1676), Mary (bpt 21.02.1677-8, d unm c1736), Ann (bpt 10.10.1682, bur 25.10.1685), Elizabeth (bpt 28.08.1684)
2.+ other issue - Richard (b 26.07.1622, d 28.05.1641), Ralph (b 1624), John (b 1626), Robert (b 1629), Abdy (b 1631), Alexander (b 1635), Peter of Ashley (bpt 23.05.1643, d 1676), Mary (b 1623), Catherine (b 1627), Margaret (b 1637), Joan (b 1641)



Ratcliffe Assheton of Cuerdale (b 1582)
m. Elizabeth Hyde (dau of John Hyde)
1. John Assheton of Cuerdale (d Edgehill Captain)
  m. Anne Shuttleworth (dau of Richard Shuttleworth of Gawthorpe)
  A. Richard Assheton of Cuerdale and Downham (b 1644)
  m. Mary Pigott (dau of George Pigott of Preston)
  i. Ralph Assheton of Downham and Cuerdale (b 1666)
  m. Sarah Bruen (dau of Tilston Bruen of Bruen Stapleford)
a. Ralph Assheton of Downham and Cuerdale (b 1696)
  m. Mary Lister (dau of Thomas Lister of Gisburne Park)
  (1) Ralph Assheton of Downham and Cuerdale
  m. Rebecca Hulls (dau of William Hulls of Freeland)
  (A) William Assheton of Downham and Cuerdale, Sheriff of Lancashire (b 1758, d 1833)
  m. Lettice Brooke (dau of Sir Richard Brooke of Norton)
  (i) William Assheton of Downham and Cuerdale (b 16.03.1789, d 08.08.1858) had issue
m. (09.08.1816) Frances Annabella Cokayne (b 21.07.1795, d 25.07.1835, dau of Hon. William Cokayne)
  (ii) Mary Assheton (b 1790, d 21.04.1871)
  m. (02.10.1818) John Armytage of Heath, younger of Kirklees (b 07.10.1792, dvp 24.05.1836)
  (B) Mary Elizabeth Assheton
  (C) Anne Assheton
  m. William Cleaver, Bishop of Chester then Bangor then St. Asaph
  (D) Rebecca Assheton
  m. Francis Penyston of Cornwell
  (2) Richard Assheton (rector of Middleton)
  (3) Elizabeth Assheton
  m. Richard Assheton (brother of Sir Ralph)
  (4) Mary Assheton
  m1. Rev. John Witton of Lupet Hall
  m2. Peregrine Wentworth of Tolston Lodge
(5) Sarah Assheton (d unm)
  b. Richard Assheton (dsp)
  ii. Mary Assheton (bur 03.05.1746) probably of this generation
  m. (12.12.1706) Alexander Nowell of Gawthorp (bpt 11.05.1682, bur 16.03.1747)
  iii.+ "numerous issue"
The following comes from Visitation (Dugdale, Lancashire, 1664-5, 'Ashton of Great Lever').
2. Ellen (Helen) Aseton
  m. Edward Rosthorne of New Hall
3. Joane Ashton
  m. Ughtred Shuttleworth (son of Richard of Gawthrop)
4. Alice Ashton
  m. John Bancroft of London
5. Elizabeth Ashton
  m. Richard Greene of Poulton Lanceton
6. Jane Ashton
  m. Richard Holt of Ashworth (b c1626, a 03.1664)
7. Margaret Ashton
  m. Thomas Parker (bpt 1631, d 1695, son/heir of Edward of Brouseholme)
8.+ other issue - Raphe of London, Richard (d unm), Julia(n), Dorothy (d young)

Main source(s):
(1) For Asshetons of Ashley : BP1934 (Duff-Assheton-Smith) with some supoprt/input from Griffith's Pedigrees (Vaynol, p368)
(2) For Asshetons of Cuerdale & Downham : BLG1886 (Assheton of Downham) with input as reported above
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