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John Astley

Male - Abt 1595


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  • Name John Astley 
    Born of Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Alternate birth of Melton Constable, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died Abt Jul 1595  [3, 4
    Alternate death 1 Aug 1596  [5
    Buried All Saints, Maidstone, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5
    Person ID I28355  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 24 Apr 2020 

    Father Thomas Astley,   b. of Hillmorton, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1513 
    Mother Anne Wood,   d. Aft 1507 
    Family ID F16920  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Katherine Carew,   b. Abt 1500,   d. 18 Jul 1565, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Married Abt 1545  [5, 6
    Last Modified 24 Apr 2020 
    Family ID F16916  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Master of the Jewel House to Elizabeth I. Gentleman of the Privy Chamber.

      MP for Chippenham, Cambridgeshire, in 1547, West Looe, Devon, in March 1553, and St Albans, Hertfordshire, in 1555.

      He was the author of the earliest English book about horsemanship, which gloried in the jawbreaking title The Art of Riding, set foorth in a breefe treatise, with a due interpretation of certeine places alledged out of Xenophon, and Gryson, verie expert and excellent Horssemen: Wherein also the true use of the hand by the said Grysons rules and precepts is speciallie touched: and how the Author of this present worke hath put the same in practise, also what profit men maie reape thereby: without the knowledge whereof, all the residu of the order of Riding is but vaine. Lastlie is added a short discourse of the Chaine of Cauezzan, the Trench and the Martingale: written by a Gentleman of great skill and long experience in the said Art. London, 1584.

  • Sources 
    1. [S4047] The Marian Exiles: A Study in the Origins of Elizabethan Puritanism by Christina Hallowell Garrett. Cambridge University Press, 2010.

    2. [S476] The Visitations of Essex ed. Walter C. Metcalfe. Harleian Society volume 13. London, 1878.

    3. [S154] The Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1915.

    4. [S4047] The Marian Exiles: A Study in the Origins of Elizabethan Puritanism by Christina Hallowell Garrett. Cambridge University Press, 2010., year only.

    5. [S76] The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press, 2004-ongoing.

    6. [S4046] Brice Clagett, 25 Oct 2000, post to soc.genealogy.medieval.