'Assheton4'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Ashton of Bradway, Ashton of Hathersedge, Ashton (Asheton) of Shepley, Ashton of Stony Middleton, Ashton of Whiteley Wood

Flower shows that the following family's coat of arms was quartered, 2 quarters being for Shepley and the others being for Ashton as follows: 'Argent, a mullet sable, a crescent for difference'.
Geffrey Assheton or Asheton
m. _ Manners (dau of Thomas Manners of Shipley (Shepley))
1. Thomas Asheton of Shepley
  m. _ Bagshawe (dau of _ Bagshawe of The Ridge)
  A. Henry Asheton of Shepley
  m. Anne Marlande (dau of James Marlande of Rochedale)
i. Thomas Ashton of Shepley
  m. Elizabeth Tatton (dau of John Tatton of Wythingshawe, widow of Thomas Bradbourne of Chester & Bradborn)
  a. Robert Ashton of Shepley
  m1. _ Ashmalle
(1) Thomas Ashton of Shepley (d 1624)
  m. Alice Sandford (dau of Robert Sandford of family of Sandford)
  (A) Robert Ashton of Shepley (b c1604, a 09.1664)
  m. Jane Walker (dau of William Walker of Asheton)
  (i) John Ashton (b c1630, a 091.1664)
  m. Sarah Lever (dau of William Lever of Kersall)
  (a)+ issue (a 09.1664) - Thomas (b c1655), John, Elizabeth, Jane, Anne
  (ii) Lidia Ashton
  m. John Lomax of Ryton
  (iii) Frances Ashton
  m. Robert Constantine (clerk)
  (iv)+ other issue - Robert, Jane
  (B) Jane Ashton
  m. Thomas Heywood of Duckenfield
  (C) Elizabeth Ashton
  m. Charles Walker of Drylesden
  ii. Richard Ashton
  iii. Robert Ashton the first mentioned by FMG (vol 2), identified as brother of Thomas of Shepley
  a. George Ashton of Shepley (b c1505?, d c1585?)
  m. Margaret or Mary Turner (dau of John Turner of Mottram)
  (1) Robert Ashton of Stony Middleton, Derbyshire (b c1576, d c1636)
  The following is partly supported by 'Hallamshire: The History and Topography of the Parish of Sheffield' (Joseph Hunter, 1819, 'Pedigree of Ashton of Whiteley-wood', p208).
m. Elizabeth Teales of Totley
  (A) Robert Ashton of Stony Middleton, Sheriff (b c1608, bur 37.06.1687)
  m1. Joan Sharp (dau of Francis Sharp)
  (i) Robert Ashton of Bradway in Norton (b c1631, d 09.02.1716)
  m. (04.02.1653) Dorothy Wood (b 1636, d 21.03.1721, dau of Robert Wood of Monk Bretton)
  (a) Robert Ashton of Bradway & Scotter (Lincolnshire) (bpt 18.01.1656-7, d(vp) 02.07.1706)
  m. Sarah Williamson (b c1665, d 26.03.1739, dau/coheir of Thomas Williamson (son of Sir Richard) by Sarah Salmon)
  ((1)) Salmon Ashton of Doncaster (b c1701, d 04.10.1785)
  m1. (24.04.1732) Catherine Holliday (b c1700, d 27.11.1757)
  ((A))+ issue - Jane (b 1734-5, d 01.02.1738), Sarah (b c1743, d 28.11.1746)
  m2. Elizabeth (b 1729-30, d 10.02.1785)
  ((2)) Charles Ashton of Scotter
  m. _ Woodhead of Thornhill
  ((A)) Charles Ashton
  ((3)) ?? Ashton
  ((A)) Ann Ashton (b c1740, d unm 09.11.1787)
  ((4)) daughter
m. _ Johnson
  ((5))+ other issue - Robert (dsp), Dorothy (b c1698, d unm bur 24.09.1719)
  (b) Jane Ashton (b c1646, bur 31.03.1745)
  m. (10.07.1675) Robert Wainwright of Middle Woodhall (Middlewood Hall in Darfield) (bpt 03.05.1649, d 11.09.1683)
  ((1)) Dorothy Wainwright (a 1744)
m. William Green of Middlewood & Liversedge
  ((2)) Jane Wainwright (b 1679)
  m. Edward Goodwin of Rawmarsh
  ((3)) Sarah Wainwright (bpt 07.06.1681, d c1731)
  m. William Greenwood (a 1712, rector of Darfield)
  (c) Dorothy Ashton (bpt 31.10.1667)
  m. (1694) Henry Bright of Wherlow
  (d) Rachel Ashton (b 01.11.1658, d 04.07.1718)
  m. (02.05.1689) John Newham of Whittington & Staveley (son of William of Elvaston & Inkersal)
(e)+ other issue - George (b 01.02.1660-1), John (bpt 07.05.1663), Charles (bpt 25.03/05.1665, a 1744, Mastervof St. John's College, Cambridge), Joseph of London (b 23.09.1670, a 1744), Benjamin (bpt 16.09.1672), Alexander (bpt 22.05.1677, bur 29.01.1694-5), Cornelius (bpt 11.03.1674-5), Joan (bpt 17.03.1680-1)
  (ii) Alexander Ashton of Whiteley Wood, Sheffield (bur 18.05.1682)
  The following is supported by FMG (Continuation ('Hunter's Pedigrees', 1936), 'Ashton-Hill-Jelley or Gilly', p8+).
  m. (18.05.1659) Ann Dale (dau/coheir of Thomas Dale of Whiteley Wood, widow of Thomas Wastern of Mosborough)
  (a) Robert Ashton of Whiteley Wood (bpt 19.04.1666)
  m. Mary Hall (bpt 10.01.1666-7, a 1717, dau of Robert Hall or Hill of Stumper-low)
  ((1)) Sarah Ashton (bpt 13.12.1688)
  m. Robert Alisbrook of Hollings
  ((2)) Elizabeth Ashton (bpt 15.12.1691, bur 26.12.1694)
  (b) Elizabeth Ashton (bpt 19.04.1660)
  m. (23.12.1681) John Bright
  (c)+ other issue - Thomas (bpt 21.05.1670, bur 06.07.1671), Rebecca (a 1688), Alice (a 1688)
  m2. (13.05.1635) Frances Fern (dau of John Fern of Hartington)
  (iii) Anne Ashton
  m3. (24.09.1640) Alice Kirk (dau of Godfrey Kirk of Bakewell)
  (iv) Joseph Ashton (b c1646, dvp 1667)
m. Ann Hopkinson (dau of Tobias Hopkinson of Bonsal)
  (a) Robert or Joseph Ashton (d young)
  (v) Corenluius Ashton
  (vi) Samuel Ashton of Stony Middleton (a 02.1688)
  (vii) Benjamin Ashton of Hathersedge (b 1650, d 12.02.1716)
  m. Christiana Turner (b 1650, d 25.06.1703, dau of Christopher Turner of York)
  (a) Alicia Maria Ashton (b c1682, d 1719)
  m. Charles Bagshaw of Ridge
  (b) Christiana Ashton (b c1687, a 1707)
  m. William Spencer of Cannon Hall
  (c)+ other issue (d unm) - Benjamin of Hathersedge (b 1684, d 25.12.1725), Robert of Hathersaedge (b 1677, d 24.08.1717), Philip (d infant), Philip (d infant), Joseph (d infant)
  (viii) Sarah Ashton
  m. Edward Downes of Shrigley (b 1662, a 1744)
  (B) Margaret Ashton
  m. Thomas White of Stony Middleton
  m2. Katherine Tompson of Ashton-under-Line (sic)
  b.+ other issue - Richard, Jane, Agnes, Elizabeth
  ii.+ other issue - Richard, Robert

Main source(s): Visitation (Flower, Lancashire, 1567, 'Ashton of Shepley'), Visitation (Dugdale, Lancashire, 1664-5, 'Ashton of Shepley'), FMG (vol 2, MS199, 'Ashton', p460+)
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