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Sir Richard Assheton

  • Born: Abt 1500, Middleton, Lancastershire, England
  • Marriage: Anne Strickland about 1525 in England 535
  • Died: 4 Aug 1550 about age 32

bullet   Another name for Richard was Sir Richard Ashton Knight.

bullet  General Notes:

~Burke's A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies of England, Ireland, pg. 21, Sir Richard Assheton, knight of Middleton, m. first, Anne, dauther of Sir Thomas Strickland, knight. His second wife was Anne, Lady Bellingham, but they had no children. 535

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Background Information. 833
Sir Richard, was kinighted and died on 3 Edward VI. He married Anne, daughter of Sir Thomas Strickland, of Cumberland, Knight. They had five sons and two daughters:

Robert, who was Parson of Middleton, 2 Edward VI
John, who had seven sons, Abel, Abdie, Richard, Zachariah, John, James and Thomas
Raphe, who had three children, Richard, Edmund and Ellen
Thomas, who had five duaghters, Dorothy, Katharine, Anne, Bridget and Mary.
Sir Richard married a second time to Lady Ann Bellingham. His eldest son Richard, Esq. succeeded him, being 38 years old at the death of his father, and survived him only one year. His Obit was 4 Edward VI.

~History and Description of the Town and Parish of Ashton-Under-Lyne

• Background Information.
Richard was thirty-eight years of age at the time of his father's death, but did not long enjoy possession of Middleton because he died on 4 August 1550. His son, another Richard, who was fourteen years of age at the time of his death, had also but a brief tenure, as he died on 17 July 1563, holding the manor of Middleton by the ancient service of a knight's fee and 23s. 4d. rent, and also the manor of Radcliffe, a recent acquisition. Richard his son and heir was only five years old.

~History of Lancaster, Vol. V, "Middleton," pp. 161-169

• Records and Notes. 861
Provisions were made for his younger sons in the last inquisition. John Ashton was still at Cambridge. Mary the daughter of Sir Richard had married Sir John Southworth [Duchy of Lanc. Inq. p.m. ix, no. 23].

~History of Lancaster, Vol. V, "Middleton," pp. 161-169

Richard married Anne Strickland, daughter of Sir Thomas Strickland Knight and Agnes Parr, about 1525 in England.535 (Anne Strickland was born about 1478 in Sizergh, Cumberlandshire, England.)

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