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Thomas Assheton

Male Abt 1403 - Aft 1446  (~ 43 years)


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  • Name Thomas Assheton  [1
    Born Abt 1403  of Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 9 Mar 1446  [2
    Person ID I35827  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2021 

    Father John Assheton,   b. of Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1428 
    Family ID F21074  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Byron 
    Married 1415  [1
    Children 
    +1. Elizabeth Assheton
    Last Modified 11 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F21051  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "Shortly after his father's death, evidently because of animosity toward his step-mother, he kidnapped his younger half-brother and refused to release him. He was still alive in 1446, in which year he, in company with Edmund de Trafford (father of John Trafford, who married Thomas's daughter Elizabeth), was granted a licence from the crown dated 9 March 1446 (24 Hen. VI), 'encouraging [them] … to pursue their experiments in alchemy, and forbidding any subject of the king to molest them' (in the words of a modern paraphrase). He and his wife (who was his stepmother's sister) are said to have had eleven children." [John Blythe Dobson, citation details below]

  • Sources 
    1. [S812] The Victoria County History of Lancaster. Portions online, linked from medievalgenealogy.org.uk.

    2. [S413] Genealogy Page of John Blythe Dobson.

    3. [S142] Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families by Douglas Richardson. Salt Lake City, 2013., place only.

    4. [S5946] The Visitation of the County Palatine of Lancaster Made in the Year 1664-5 by Sir William Dugdale ed. F. R. Raines. 2 volumes, contained in Remains Historical and Literary Connected with the Palatine Counties of Lancaster and Chester, volumes 84 (1872), 85 (1872), and 88 (1873), published by the Chetham Society., place only.

    5. [S47] The History of Parliament. Some citations point to entries from the printed volumes not yet added to the online site., place only.