About Joan Aston (Ashton)
Jane Aston, died 1501, was the daughter of Sir Richard Aston of Aston, Cheshire (d.1492) and Maud Massy. She married first Roger Dutton of Cheshire (1431-1499), by whom she had a son, Lawrence (d.1526). Her second husband was Sir Richard Strangeways of Yorkshire (d.c.1500). On October 28, 1500, when she made her will, she was a lodger in the house of the Friars Preachers at York. Most of this document deals with instructions for her burial and the prayers to be said for her soul and the souls of her two husbands, but she did leave small bequests to her five goddaughters, her waiting gentlewoman, Elizabeth Eland, another woman servant, Agnes Nottyngham, on the condition that they remained in her service until her death. Jane added a codicil on March 21, 1500/1 to leave her "syster Warwycke" her best girdle and her daughter-in-law, Margaret Dutton, a red velvet bonnet. The will was proved on February 3, 1501/2.