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Walter Aston, of Tixall

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Birthplace: Tixhall, Staffordshire, , England
Death: Died in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, , England
Place of Burial: Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Edward Aston, Kt. and Joan Aston
Husband of Elizabeth Aston
Father of Richard Aston; Sir Edward Aston; William Aston of Milwich; Eleanor Bouldinge; Catherine Aston and 4 others
Brother of Mary (Maria) Harcourt; Leonard de Aston; Frances Needham; Catherine Gresley; Edward de Aston and 1 other

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About Sir Walter Aston, of Tixall

Sir Walter Aston (1529-1589) another prominent Staffordshire protestant, built Tixall Gatehouse around 1580. In August 1586 the Hall was the temporary prison of Mary Queen of Scots while her quarters at Chartley were being searched for incriminating evidence.

Sir Walter's grandson became Walter, First Lord Aston at the coronation of James 1st. He was sent to Spain as Ambassador from 1620-1625 to try and arrange a marriage between the Infanta daughter of Philip III, and Charles, Prince of Wales.On his second visit from 1635-1638 he became a Roman Catholic. His successors were then subject to increased taxation and political and social isolation as recusants.

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  • J.P. for Staffs., 1553. Knighted 18 July 1560. Sheriff of Staffs., 1570-1 &

1580-1. From: http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/GEN-MEDIEVAL/1999-10/0938908183

Pedigree of Aston of Tixall, in "The Heraldic Visitations of Staffordshire Made by Sir Richard St. Geoerge, Norroy, in 1614, and by Sir William Dugdale, Norroy, in the Years 1663 and 1664," ed. H. Sydney Grazebrook, in Collections for a History of Staffordshire, vol. 5, pt. 2, publ. 1885 (London: Mitchell and Hughes), p. 18, gives: Sir Walter Aston of Tixall, co. Staff. Died (sic) in ao 1583.

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1530
October 8, 1530
Tixhall, Staffordshire, , England
1548
1548
Age 17
1551
1551
Age 20
Burton upon Trent, England, Staffordshire, United Kingdom
1555
1555
Age 24
1566
1566
Age 35
1570
1570
Age 39
ENGLAND
1585
1585
Age 54
Tixhall, Staffordshire, England
1589
April 2, 1589
Age 58
Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, , England