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Sir Walter Aston, of Tixall

Birthdate: (58)
Birthplace: Tixhall, Staffordshire, , England
Death: April 02, 1589 (54-62)
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, Kt.; William Aston of Milwich; Catherine Aston; Eleanor Bouldinge and 5 others
Brother of Mary Harcourt; Leonard Aston; Catherine Gresley; Edward Aston and Frances Needham

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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.


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

1580-1. From:

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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Sir Walter Aston, of Tixall's Timeline

October 8, 1530
Tixhall, Staffordshire, , England
Age 17
Age 20
Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire, England
Age 24
Milwich, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
Age 24
Age 35
Age 39
Age 54
Tixall, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom