'Askew01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Askew of Graymains (Greymanes), Askew of Kirkby, Askew of London, Askew of Pallinsburn

(1) Commoners (vol 2, 'Askew of Redheugh') reports that "In the time of King John, Thinston de Bosco had feoffment from the Boyvills, Lords of Kirksanton, of a tract there called Acksheugh, (or hilly land covered with oaks) within the lordship of Millum, and county of Cumberland, whence his descendants, in confirmity with the usage of those early periods, assumed their surname. For many generations subsequently the family of Askew resided at Graymanes, in the parish of Moncaster, in Cumberland. In the reign of Henry VIII, (the 33rd year) one of its members, Sir Hugh Askew, knt. obtained by grant from the crown, the lands of Seaton, in the lordship of Millim, then valued at £500 per annum, which had been a Benedictine nunnery."
(2) BLG1952 ('Askew of Ladykirk') starts with a Sir Hugh Askew "to whom Henry VIII, 1542, gave Seaton" and notes that he was succeeded by the undermentioned Hugh of Graymains "by some authorities called his son, by others his nephew". Commoners makes it clear that Sir Hugh was the same person as Sir Hugh Ayscough of Blyborough & Seaton who married Bridget Hudleston. The descriptions in BLG1952 ('Hudleston of Hutton John') and Maddison's Lincolnshire Pedigrees (1906, 'Ayscough of Blyborough') make it clear that there is no doubt about the pairing of Sir Hugh & Bridget Hudleston. BLG1952 ('Hudleston') spells his family name "Askew" and specifically refers to BLG1952 (Askew of Ladykirk). A discrepancy is that Maddison reports that Sir Hugh dsp (1562-3) whilst BLG1952 (Hudleston) reports that they had issue but this may just reflect the apparent disagreement as to whether his successor was his son or his nephew ('nepos'). Given the apparent close connection between the following Askew family and the family on Ayscough03 (and the possibility of a connection with the family on Ayscough01), it seems strange that none of Commoners, BLG1886 (Askew of Consihead Priory) &, BLG1952 referred to it. We start with Sir Hugh's successor ...
Hugh Askew of Graymains or Greymanes possibly the same person as Hugh Ayscough of Lacra??
1. Hugh Askew of Graymains (d 1621)
  A. William Askew of Graymains then Kirkby, Lancashire (d 1641)
  i. John Askew of Kirkby
  m. Margaret Cosin
  a. Anthony Askew of Kendal (2nd son, physician) had issue
  m. Anne Storrs (dau of Adam Storrs of Storrs Hall by Jane, dau of William Rawlinson of Greythwaite, sister of Sir William Rawlinson)
(1)+ other issue - Anthony, Mary mentioned (as well as Adam) by Hunter as children of Anthony
  b. Roger Askew (b 1680, youngest son)
  m. Bridget Huddleston
  (1) Adam Askew of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, later of Storrs Hall (d 1773)
  Hunter, Vickers & Commoners (vol 2, 'Askew of Redheugh') all show Adam as son of Anthony. Provisionally we follow BLG1952 which shows him as son of Roger.
  m. Anne Crackenthorp (dau of Richard Crackenthorp of Newbiggin (by Deborah, dau of Samuel Mottram of Thorp Hall), son of Christopher of Newbiggin by Anne, dau of Robert Rawlinson of Cark Hall)
(A) Anthony Askew of London (b 1722, d 1774)
  m1. (15.11.1751, sp) Margaret Swinburne (dau of Cuthbert Swinburne pr Swindon of Longwitton)
  m2. Elizabeth Holford (dau of Robert Holford (master in chancery))
  (i) Adam Askew of London, Sheriff of co. Durham (b c1758, dsp 21.11.1844)
  m1. Amy Carey (d 04.01.1831, dau of Robert Carey of London)
  m2. (20.10.1831) Elizabeth Rycroft (d 1856, dau of Rev. Sir Richard Rycroft, 1st Bart of Everlands)
(ii) Henry Askew of Redhugh (d 25.12.1850/52, rector of Greystock, 3rd son) had issue
  m. (1799) Anne Sunderland (dau of Col. Thomas Sunderland of Littlecroft, Ulverston)
  (iii) Thomas Askew (5th son) had issue
  m. Lucy Carey (dau of Robert Carey of London)
  (iv) Anne Elizabeth Askew
  m. George Adam Askew of Pallinsburn (dsp 1838) @@ below
  (v) Deborah Askew (dsp 21.06.1848)
  m. (29.06.1813) Sir Lucas Pepys, Bart (d 1830)
  (vi) Amy Askew
  m. Rev. John Washington of Winchester
  (vii) Elizabeth Askew
m. Henry Percy Pulleine of Carleton Hall
  (viii)+ other issue - Anthony Linacre (d 1818), John, Richard (Major), Sarah (d unm), Mary (d unm 1786)
  (2) Henry Askew of Redheugh (bpt 21.04.1730, dsp bur 26.03.1796, 3rd son?)
  m. Dorothy Boultby (bur 28.03.1792, dau of Adam Boultby of Whitby)
  (3) John Askew of Pallinsburn, Sheriff of Northumberland (b 23.07.1732, d 28.10.1794)
  m. (24.09.1770) Bridget Watson (dau of John Watson of Goswick by Elizabeth, dau of John Craster of Craster)
  (A) George Adam Askew of Pallinsburn, Sheriff of Northumberland (b 19.07.1771, dsp 1838)
  m. (19.12.1795) Anne Elizabeth Askew (dau of Anthony Askew of London) @@ above
  (B) Sir Henry Askew of Pallinsburn (b 07.05.1775, dsp 25.06.1847, Lt. General, 3rd son)
  (C) Richard Craster Askew of Pallinsburn (b 05.09.1778, dsp 1851, recorder of Newcastle, 5th son)
  (D) Christopher Crackenthorp Askew of Broadland, Petersfield (b 24.05.1782, d 06.12.1848) had issue
  m. (13.02.1828) Sarah Dickson (d 13.02.1886, dau of Patrick Dickson of Berwick-on-Tweed)
  (E)+ other issue - John Watson (bpt 26.12.1773, d unm 17.11.1810), William (d 11.1805, RN), Hugh Bertram (d 1868), Elizabeth Anne (d 1857), Isabella (d 1864)
  (4)+ other issue - Adam of Middleton Hall (bpt 26.03.1724, d 23.02.1791, rector of Plumland), Motram (bpt 09.05.1728, bur 19.03.1737/8), ichard (bpt 03.06.1724 (sb 1734?), bur 04.07.1743), Deborah (bpt 27.05.1735, d young), Anne (bpt 05.01.1737/8, d unm 1814)

Main source(s): BLG1952 ('Askew of Ladykirk formerly of Pallinsburn') with some input/support from FMG (Continuation ('Hunter's Pedigrees', 1936), 'Askew of Kendal', p10), 'A History of Northumberland' (vol 11, Kenneth Vickers, 1922, 'Askew of Pallinsburn', p438+)
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