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John de Assheton, Knight

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Ashton Under Lyne, Lancashire, , England
Death: Died in Norham, Northumberlandshire, UK
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas de Assheton and Eleanor de Assheton
Husband of Joane de Standish and Margaret Sussana de Ashton
Father of John Assheton, I, M.P. for Lancashire and Johanna de Ashton

Occupation: military commander, knight?
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About Sir John de Assheton

  • Sir John de Assheton1
  • M, #29364, d. after 1389
  • Father Thomas de Assheton d. a 17 Oct 1346
  • Sir John de Assheton married Margaret de Legh, daughter of Perkins de Legh. Sir John de Assheton died after 1389.
  • Family Margaret de Legh
  • Children
    • Sir John Ashton+
    • Johanna de Assheton+
  • Citations
  • 1.[S9148] Unknown author, Burke's Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies, p. 20.
  • From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p978.htm#i29364

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  • Sir John de Assheton1
  • M, #228356, d. circa 1360
  • Last Edited=3 Apr 2007
  • Sir John de Assheton was the son of Thomas de Assheton.2 He married Margaret Legh, daughter of Robert Legh.1 He died circa 1360.1
  • In 1324 called to the Great Council at Westminster.1 He was invested as a Knight in 1342.1
  • Child of Sir John de Assheton and Margaret Legh
    • 1.Sir John de Assheton+2
  • Citations
  • 1.[S37] BP2003 volume 1, page 827. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  • 2.[S37] BP2003. [S37]
  • From: http://www.thepeerage.com/p22836.htm#i228356

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  • Sir John de Ashton (fl. 1370), was a military commander.
  • Ashton was the son of Thomas de Ashton (warrior), who had distinguished himself at the battle of Nevill's Cross. The dates of his birth and death are unknown, but in 1370 he figured as the hero of one of those picturesque incidents which Froissart delighted to describe. Lord Berners has thus translated the passage:[1] .... etc.
  • The term "Scottish knight" is somewhat perplexing, and has led Mr. Johnes[who?] to suppose that one of the Setons is meant; but Froissart applies the term generally to all who were in that army, although Sir Robert Canoll — that is, Sir Robert Knolles — was of Cheshire birth. Sir John Ashton was knight of the shire for his native county in the parliament of Westminster in 1389. He married Margaret, daughter of Perkin Legh of Lyme, and was succeeded in the lordship of Ashton by his son. Sir John, who was drowned at Norham.[1]
  • From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_de_Ashton_(military_commander)

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  • Sir John de Ashton or Sir John Assheton (died 1428), was an MP and soldier under King Henry IV and King Henry V.
  • Ashton was the grandson of Sir John de Ashton and his wife, Margary Legh. He was one of forty-six esquires who were summoned to attend the grand coronation of Henry IV in 1399, in honour of which event they were solemnly admitted to the Order of the Bath.
  • Ashton served in 1411, 1413 and 1416 .... etc.
  • From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_John_de_Ashton_II

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  • ASSHETON, Sir John I (c.1354-c.1398), of Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancs.
  • b.c.1354, s. and h. of John Assheton (d.c.1360) of Ashton-under-Lyne by his w. Margaret, da. of Robert del Leigh of Adlington, Cheshire. m. (1) by c.1366, Joan, da. of William Radcliffe of Smithills, Lancs., at least 5s. inc. Sir John II*, 1 da.; (2) a da. of Robert Staveley (d. by 1410) of Staveley, Cheshire. Kntd. by 1377.1
  • From: http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1386-1421/member/assheton-sir-john-i-1354-1398

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John de Ashton (military commander) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sir John de Ashton (fl. 1370), was a military commander.

Ashton was the son of Thomas de Ashton (warrior), who had distinguished himself at the battle of Nevill's Cross. The dates of his birth and death are unknown, but in 1370 he figured as the hero of one of those picturesque incidents which Froissart delighted to describe. Lord Berners has thus translated the passage:[1]

A statue of Froissart, who described the encounter at Noyon. The lande of the Lord of Coucy abode in peace, for ther was nother man nor woman that had any hurt, the value of a penny, yf they sayd they belonged to the lorde of Coucy. And so at last the englysshmen came before the cyte of Noyon, the whiche was well furnished with men of warre; ther the englysshmen taryed, and aproched as near as they might, and aduysed to se yf any maner of assaut might preuayle them or not, and there they sawe that the towne was well aparelled for defence. And sir Robert Canoll was loged in the abbey of Dolkens, and his people about him; and on a day he came before the cyte, raynged in maner of batayle, to se yf they of the garyson and comontie of the towne wolde yssue out and fight or not; but they had no wyll so to do. There was a scottysh knyght dyde there a goodly feate of armes, for he departed fro his company, his speare in his hande, mounted on a good horse, his page behynde hym, and soo came before the barryers; this knyght was called sir Johan Assueton, a hardy man and a couragious; whan he was before the barryers of Noyon he lighted afote, and sayd to his page, Holde, kepe my horse and departe nat hens; and so went to the barryers. And within ye barryers ther were good knightes, as sir Johan of Roy, sir Launcelot of Lowrys, and a x. or xii. other, who had great marueyle what this sayde knight wolde do. Than he sayd to them, Sirs, I am come hyder to se you, I se well ye wyll nat yssue out of your barryers, therfore I wyll entre and I can, and will proue my knyghthode agaynst yours: wyn me and ye can; and therwith he layed on rounde about hym, and they at hym, and thus he alone fought against them more than an hour, and dyd hurt two or thre of thē; so that they of the towne on the walles and gerettes stode styll and behelde them, and had great pleasure to regarde his valiātnesse, and dyde him no hurt, the whiche they might haue done, if they hadde lyst to haue shotte or cast stones at hym and also the frenche knightes charged them to let hym and them alone togyder. So long they fought that at last his page came nere to the barryers, and spake in his language and sayd. Sir, cōe away, it is tyme for you to depart , for your company is departyng hens: the knight herde him well, and then gaue a two or thre strokes about him, and so, armed as he was, he lept out of the barryers, and lepte upon his horse, without any hurt, behynde his page, and sayd to the frenchmen, Adue, sirs, I thank you, and so rode forthe to his owne company; the whiche dede was moche praysed of many folkes'.[2]

The term "Scottish knight" is somewhat perplexing, and has led Mr. Johnes[who?] to suppose that one of the Setons is meant; but Froissart applies the term generally to all who were in that army, although Sir Robert Canoll — that is, Sir Robert Knolles — was of Cheshire birth. Sir John Ashton was knight of the shire for his native county in the parliament of Westminster in 1389. He married Margaret, daughter of Perkin Legh of Lyme, and was succeeded in the lordship of Ashton by his son. Sir John, who was drowned at Norham.[1]

Notes[edit] ^ Jump up to: a b Axon 1885, p. 177. Jump up ^ Axon 1885, p. 177 cites Lord Berners, Froissart, 1812 edit. i. 417. References[edit]

This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Axon, William Edward Armytage (1885). "Ashton, John de (fl.1370)". In Stephen, Leslie. Dictionary of National Biography 2. London: Smith, Elder & Co. p. 177. Endnotes:

Froissart; Baines's History, Directory, and Gazetteer,...; Axon, William (1882). Lancashire Gleanings.

per: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_de_Ashton_(military_commander)

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Sir John de Assheton's Timeline

1342
1342
Ashton Under Lyne, Lancashire, , England
1354
1354
Age 12
Probably Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, England
1363
1363
Age 21
Ashton-under-Lyne, UK
1420
1420
Age 78
Norham, Northumberlandshire, UK