'Assheton5'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Ashton of Ashton (Markenfield), Ashton of Bamfourlonge, Ashton of Croston, Ashton of Littlewood, Asheton (Ashton) of Penkethe

Flower & St. George show that the following family's coat of arms was quartered, 2 quarters being for Penketh and the others being for Ashton as follows: 'Argent, a chevron between three mascles, gules'.
Richard Asheton of Penkethe, Lancashire
m. Margaret Penkethe (dau/coheir of Richard Penkethe of Lancashire)
1. Thomas Asheton of Penkethe
  A. Hamlett Asheton of Penkethe
m. Maryan Baxter (dau/heir of _ Baxter of Warrington)
  i. Thomas Asheton of Penketh
  m. Helene Butler (dau of Sir _ Butler of Bewsey)
a. John Asheton of Penketh
  m. Cicely Asheton (dau of Gilbert Asheton of Banfarlonge) @@ below
  (1) Thomas Asheton or Ashton of Penketh
  Flower notes that one manuscript within the Visitation omits this generation and shows George & Helene as siblings of John, not Thomas. Thomas & Dowce are the first mentioned by St. George.
  m. Dowce (Dulcia) Massy (dau of William Massy of Rixton)
  (A) John Ashton of Penketh (2nd son?)
  m. Julian Grimsdich (dau of _ Grimsdich of Grimsdich)
  (i) Chrisitan Ashton
  m. Hamlett Ashton of Glasbrock (m1/2. Elizabeth)
  (a) Thomas Ashton of Penketh (a 1613)
  m. Katherine Brocke (dau of John Brocke of Upton)
  (A)+ other issue - William, Cicely, Elizabeth, Eleanor, Dorothe
  (2) George Asheton
  (3) Helene Asheton
  m. William Ferrar
  b. Ellin Asheton
  m. William Ferrer
  c. other issue - Thomas, George
  ii. George Asheton
  iii. Elizabeth Asheton
  m. _ Hynley
  iv. Jannett Asheton
  m. Henry Whittle or Whetle



St. George shows that the following family's coat of arms was quartered, the quarters for Ashton being: 'Argent, a mullet sable, in dexter chief a crescent'.
Gilbert Asheton of Bamfurlonge, Lancashire father of Cicely, possibly also of ...
1. John Ashton of Bamfourlonge the first mentioned in fo. 18
  m. Jane Gerrard (dau of (Myles) Gerrard of Ince)
  A. Richard Ashton of Bamfourlonge
  m. Margaret Harden (dau/coheir of Adam Harden of Wolston)
  i. Richard Ashton of Bamfourlonge (b c1593, a 1613)
  m. Mary Gerard (dau of Myles Gerard of Ince)
  B. Elyza (Elizabeth) Ashton
m. (Thomas) Lathom of Erlom (Irlam) (a 1613)
  C. daughter
  m. _ Ormston of King Knough
  D. Jane Ashton
  m1. John Starkey of Pennington Bridge
  m2. _ Ashull of Shaw
  E. Alice Ashton
  m. John Ince of Ince
  F.+ other issue - John, William, Thomas
2. Cicely Asheton possibly of this generation
  m. John Asheton of Penketh @@ above



Dudgale shows that the following family's coat of arms was quartered, the quarters for Ashton being: 'Argent, three bars, sable'.
Richard Ashton of Croston (d 1606)
m. Jane Hesketh (dau of Sir Robert Hesketh of Rufford) parents of Richard, presumed also of ...
1. Thomas Ashton of Croston, Lancashire (d c1624) the first mentioned by Dudgale
  m. Elizabeth Twyford (dau of Sir Henry Twyford)
A. Richard Ashton of Croston (dvp, 2nd son)
  m. Anne Kitchin (dau/coheir of Barnaby Kitchin of Meales)
  i. Richard Ashton of Croston (b c1612, a 09.1664, 2nd son?)
  m. Dorothy Whitmore (dau of John Whitmore of Thurslington (Thurstanton?))
  a. Anne Ashton
  m. John Trafford (son of Sir Cecil of Trafford)
  b. Monaca Ashton
  c.+ other issue (d young) - Thomas, Richard, John, James, William, Elianor, Elizabeth, Dorothy
  ii. Henry Ashton of Preston, Lancashire (b c1615, a 09.1664)
  m1. Anne Turner (dau of Richard Turner of Haigh)
  a. Dorothy Ashton
  m2. Anne Barrow (dau of Gilbert Barrow of Wigan)
  b.+ other issue (a 09.1664) - Richard (b c1651), Thomas, Hillarie, Elizabeth
  iii. Alice Ashton
  m. _ Long (physician)
  iv. Julian Ashton
  m. Henry Starkey of Darley
  v. Emelia Ashton
  m1. James Walton of Preston
  m2. Mathew French of Preston
  vi. Anne Ashton
  m. Luke Hodgkinson of Preston
vii+. other issue (d unm) - Thomas, Hillarie
  B. Henry Ashton of Littlewood, Lancashire (4th son)
  m. Julian Elston (dau of William Elston of Brockhole)
  i. Rogert Ashton of Littlewood (b c1634, a 09.1664)
  m. Elizabeth Depdale (dau of Richard Depdale of Stratford-upon-Avon)
  a.+ issue (a 09.1664) - Henry (b c12.1663), Isabel, Julian, Elizabeth, Anne, Catherine
  C. Isabel Ashton
  m. _ Campsfield of Campsfield
  D. (Jane) Ashton
  m. (John) Middleton of Middleton
  E. Anne Ashton
  m. Raphe Clayton of Anneley
  F.+ other issue - Henry (dsp), Thomas, Robert
2. Richard Ashton or Assheton of Mawdesley in Croston (b 1553, bur 23.03.1611, of Gray's Inn, MP)
  m. (18.09.1584) Jane Cleyton
  A. William Ashton or Assheton of Mawdesley in Croston (bpt 16.11.1589, bur 16.02.1659, MP, 2nd son)
  m. (01.06.1619, sp?) Elizabeth Chamberlyn
  B.+ at least 3 sons + 1 daughter



St. George shows that the following family's (unquartered) coat of arms was: 'Argent, s mullet sable, charged with an annulet, or'. Dugdale shows the arms of the later family quartered with Fleetwood with the Ashton quarters being: 'Argent, a mullert pierced, sable, a canton, gules'.
Myles Ashton of Ashton-under-Line, Lancashire
1. Morrys Ashton of Ashton
  A. Myles Ashton of Ashton
  i. John Ashton of Ashton
  m. Mary Worsley (dau of (Robert) Worsley of the Boothes, son/heir of Sir Robert (not Raufe))
  a. John Ashton of Ashton (a 1613)
  m. Elizabeth Foster (widow of _ Stockforth)
  (1) Elizabeth Ashton (b c1611)
  b. James Ashton of Ashton in Markenfield (d c1630, 6th son)
  m1.Ellen Worthington (son of _ Worthington of Worthington)
  (1) John Ashton of Ashton in Markenfield (dsp by 1664)
  (2) William Ashton of Ashton in Markenfield (a 1664)
  (3) Ellen Ashton
  m. Robert Foster
m2. Margerie Markland (dau of Matthew Markland of Marklan in Wigan Mill)
  (4) Thomas Ashton of Ashton in Markenfield (d 1644)
  m. Elizabeth Bushell (dau/heir of William Bushell of Cuerden)
  (A) James Ashton of Preston (b c1633, a 09.1664)
  m. Anne Fleetwood (dau/coheir of Henry Fleetwood, son of Richard of Penwortham)
  (i)+ issue (a 1664) - Henry (b c1662), Thomas (b c03.1663), Elizabeth (b c1660)
  (B) Elizabeth Ashton
  m. Thomas Morecroft of Ormeskirke
  (5)+ other issue - Richard, James, Jane, Elizabeth, Alice, Anne
  c.+ other issue (a 1613) - Edmond, George, Danyell, Richard, Cleopatria, Darcus

Main source(s):
(1) For Asheton/Ashton of Penketh : Visitation (Flower, Lancashire, 1567, 'Ashton of Penketh'), (St. George, Lancashire, 1613, 'Ashton fo. 21')
(2) For Ashton of Bamfourlonge : Visitation (St. George, Lancashire, 1613, 'Ashton fo. 18')
(3) For Ashton of Croston : Visitation (Dugdale, Lancashire, 1664-5, 'Ashton of Croston' & 'Ashton of Preston')
(4) For Ashton of Ashton : Visitation (St. George, Lancashire, 1613, 'Ashton fo. 16'), Visitation (Dugdale, Lancashire, 1664-5, 'Ashton of Ashton')
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