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John Assheton

Male - 1428


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  • Name John Assheton  [1
    Born of Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Sep 1428  [2, 3, 4
    Person ID I35869  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 11 Sep 2021 

    Father John Assheton,   b. Abt 1354, of Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1398  (Age ~ 44 years) 
    Mother Joan Radclyffe 
    Married Bef 1366  [3
    Family ID F21075  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
    +1. Thomas Assheton,   b. Abt 1403, of Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 9 Mar 1446  (Age ~ 43 years)
    Last Modified 7 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F21074  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "John Assheton (II), of Ashton-under Lyne, co. Lancaster, entered the service of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, in the 1380s, created a Knight of the Bath at the coronation of John's son, Henry IV (1399), Knight of the Shire for Lancashire in the parliament of 1413, appointed Seneschal of Bayeux after its capture in 1416, born after 1338 (under-age in 1360), died 3 September 1428. This man's marriages, and particularly the maternity of his son Thomas, appear to be the object of some confusion. One source states that he married (1) Isabel Kirkby, granddaughter and heiress of Sir Richard Kirkby, implying that she was mother of his son Thomas, and (without explanation) makes him married (2) to ________. Another source states that he married (1) Jane, daughter of Sir John Savile, of Tankersleigh, and that she was mother of his son Thomas. The various accounts of this man agree however in making him marry finally, by 1420, Margaret, widow of Sir William Atherton and of Sir Maurice Berkeley, and daughter of Sir John Byron, of Clayton (by whom he was ancestor of the extinct house of Baronets Assheton of Middleton). He married by 1403 (if she was mother of his son Thomas), Isabel Kirkby, granddaughter and heiress of Sir Richard Kirkby." [John Blythe Dobson, citation details below]

      His History of Parliament (citation details below) entry says that he was a knight of the shire for Lancashire in 1411, May 1413, and March 1416.

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

    4. [S812] The Victoria County History of Lancaster. Portions online, linked from medievalgenealogy.org.uk., year only.