Sir John Assheton Knight
- Born: Abt 1380, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, England
- Marriage (1): Jane Savile 535
- Marriage (2): Margaret Byron 535,784
- Died: 1428-1429, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, England about age 48
Another name for John was Sir John Ashton Knight.
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information. 535,931
Sir John de Ashton was made a knight of the Bath at the cornation of King Henry IV, and returned of of the knights of the shire for Lancashire. He was called to the first parliament of Henry V, by which latter monarch he was made governor of Constance in France. He first married Jane, daughter of John Savile, of Tankersley in Yorkshire. Their children were:
Sir Thomas, the alchemist who married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir John Byron.
Lucy, married first to Sir Bertone Entwisle, and secondly to Richard Byron, and lastly to Sir Ralph Shirley
Margaret, married to Thomas Langley of Edgecroft
Katherine, married to John Duckenfield
Elizabeth, married first to Sir Ralph Harrington, and second to Sir Richard Hammerton
Agnes, married Thomas Booth of Barton
Anne, marrie _____Dutton, esquire of Cheshire
(Glover in History of Aston-under-Lyme, p. 66, states: "He had issue by his first wife, Thomas, Robert, Lawrence, John, Lucy, Margaret, Katherine, Elizabeth, Agnes, Anne and Issabel.)
Chidren of Sir John Ashton and his second wife, Mary, daughter of Sir John Byron of Clayton, Lancashire:
Sir Ralph Ashton, married to Margaret, daughter of John Barton of Middleton.
~Burke's A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies of England, Ireland, p. 20
• Background Information. 826
John de Ashton is said to have distinguished himself at the siege of Noyon in 1370, and represented the county in Parliament in 1382, 1388, and 1390 [Pink and Beaven, Parl. Rep. of Lancs. 39, 43, 44]. He was apparently father of Sir John de Ashton his successor [Dods. MSS. xxxix, fol. 121b; Lancs. Inq. p.m. (Chet. Soc.), i, 6], prominent in the French wars of Henry V, and Seneschal of Bayeux in 1416 [Norman R. in Dep. Keeper's Rep. xli, xliv.]. In 1413 Sir John obtained a release of the service due from the manor. After reciting that he held it of Sir Richard de Kirkby by the rent of 1d., and that Sir Richard held it of Thomas La Warre, lord of Manchester, by the rent of 22s. and a hawk or 40s., which services Sir John de Ashton had to render on behalf of Sir Richard, the feoffees of Thomas La Warre granted that Sir John, Sir Richard, and their heirs should be free from the said service after the death of Thomas [Lancs. Inq. p.m. (Chet. Soc.), ii, 19; Dep. Keeper's Rep. xxxiii, App. 28.]. This Sir John died in 1428, holding the manor of Ashton of Robert de Ogle (in right of his wife Isabel, granddaughter and heir of Sir Richard Kirkby), and other manors and lands. Thomas, his son and heir, then twenty-five years of age [Lancs. Inq. p.m. (Chet. Soc.) ii, 22; Dep. Keeper's Rep. xxxiii, App. 30.], came to be known as 'the Alchemist'; he left a son John, made a knight in 1460.
'The parish of Ashton-under-Lyne: Introduction, manor & boroughs', in A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 4, pp. 338-347
John married Jane Savile. (Jane Savile was born in Tankersly, Yorkshire, England.) 535
John next married Margaret Byron, daughter of Sir John le Byron Knight and Margery Booth 535.,784