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William Pierce Ashe à Court (à Court), MP, 1st Baronet

Also Known As: "Sir William Pierce Ashe à Court 1st Baronet"
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Death: Died in Heytesbury, Wiltshire, United Kingdom
Place of Burial: Heytesbury, Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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Son of Gen William Ashe-à Court, MP and Annabella Ashe-à Court
Husband of Catherine Ashe à Court and Laetitia Ashe à Court
Father of William Ashe à Court, 1st Baron Heytesbury; Laetitia Eliot; Annabella Beadon; Maria Pleydell Bouverie; Caroline Crawford and 2 others

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About Sir William Pierce Ashe à Court, 1st Baronet Heytesbury

William Peirce Ashe à Court 1st Baronet (William6 à Court, Peirce 5, John 4, John 3, William 2, William 1)(31) was born 22/06/1747. William died 27/07/1817 in Heytesbury, Wiltshire, at 70 years of age. His body was interred 1817 in Heytesbury, Wiltshire.

He married twice. He married Katherine Bradford 1769. Katherine was born 1744. Katherine was the daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel John Bradford. Katherine died 23/09/1776 at 32 years of age. Her body was interred 1776 in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

He married Laetitia Wyndham in Salisbury Cathedral, Wiltshire, 30/10/1777. Laetitia was born 1746. Laetitia was the daughter of Henry Wyndham and Arundell Penruddock. Laetitia died 2/08/1821 in Bath, Somerset, at 75 years of age. Her body was interred 1821 in Heytesbury, Wiltshire. She was christened in Salisbury, Wiltshire, 3/10/1746. Inscription found in Heytesbury Church:

William was created Baronet 4/07/1795. MP for Heytesbury 1781 - 1806. Colonel in Army.

Inscription found in Heytesbury Church:

In the family vault near this place lie the remains of Sir William Pierce Ashe à Court Baronet who departed this life the 27th day of July 1817 aged 69 years. Also of Laetitia, his wife daughter of Henry Wyndham Esq. of Salisbury who died August 2nd 1821 aged 75 years. Godfather Peirce à Court Ashe

William Peirce Ashe à Court 1st Baronet and Laetitia Wyndham had the following children:

child 28 i. Laetitia à Court was born in Salisbury, Wiltshire 9/08/1778. Laetitia died 20/01/1810 at 31 years of age. Her body was interred 1810 in Heytesbury, Wiltshire. She married William Eliot 2nd Earl of St. Germans in Heytesbury, Wiltshire, 13/02/1809. William was born 1/04/1767. William was the son of Edward Eliot 1st Baron Eliot and Catherine Elliston. William died 19/01/1845 at 77 years of age. William Eliot signed a marriage settlement with Laetitia à Court 07/02/1809. William Acceded 17/11/1823. (See William Eliot 2nd Earl of St. Germans for the continuation of this line.)

She was christened in Salisbury, Wiltshire, 25/09/1778. Laetitia signed a marriage settlement with William Eliot 2nd Earl of St. Germans 07/02/1809. Memorial in family pew, Heytesbury Church:

"Sacred to the memory of the Honourable Laetitia Eliot, eldest daughter of Sir William Pierce Ashe à Court Baronet. She died in her first childbed of twins, born dead, on the 20th January 1810, aged 31."

Let those who mourn in proportion as they once revered and loved her. Let those whose distresses have been relieved by her benevolence or soothed by her gentleness pay the best tribute to her memory by allowing her mild example of influence on their hearts and lives; Let those sometimes look at this memorial and contemplate the benefit to be derived from a lively recollection of her piety and charity in the season of prosperity and ease and of her meekness and resignation when the Almighty changed the manner of her trial and stretched her on the bed of suffering pain and death."

Sponsors listed as: Mr. & Mrs. Henry Wyndham. Mrs. Penruddock Sr. and Mr. Repington.

Heytesbury, Lord, William à Court, 1779-1860

child + 29 ii. William à Court 1st Baron Heytesbury was born 11/07/1779.

Annabella Beadon, sister of the 1st Lord Heytesbury.

child 30 iii. Annabella à Court was born in Salisbury, Wiltshire 13/02/1781. Annabella died 27/05/1866 at 85 years of age. Her body was interred 2/06/1866 in Latton Church, Wiltshire. She married Richard Beadon in Heytesbury, Wiltshire, 15/05/1805. Richard was born in Stamford Rivers, Essex 2/08/1779. Richard was the son of Richard Beadon and Rachel Gooch. Richard died 6/04/1858 in 14 Caledonia Place, Clfton, Bristol, at 78 years of age. His body was interred 13/04/1858 in Latton Church, Wiltshire. He was listed as head of household in the 1841 census in 14 Caledonia Place, Clfton, Bristol. He was listed as a resident in the census report in The Vicarage, Latton, Wiltshire, 30/03/1851. (See Richard Beadon for the continuation of this line.)

She was listed as a resident in the census report in 14 Caledonia Place, Clfton, Bristol, 1841. She was listed as head of household in the 1851 census in The Vicarage, Latton, Wiltshire. She was listed as a resident in the census report in The Corner, Latton, Wiltshire, 1861. Sponsors: Mrs. Portman. Mrs. Butler. Colonel Bradford. Colonel Wadham Wyndham.

Maria Pleydell Bouverie

child 31 iv. Maria à Court was born in London 11/06/1782. Maria died 27/11/1862 at 80 years of age. She married Phillip Pleydell Bouverie in St. Martin in the Fields, 7/11/1811. Phillip was born in France (British Subject) 21/10/1789. Phillip was the son of Jacob Pleydell Bouverie 2nd Earl of Radnor and Anne Duncombe. Phillip died 22/05/1872 at 82 years of age. He was listed as a resident in the census report in 16 Hill Street, St. Georges Hanover Square, London, 1841. He was listed as a visitor in the census report in Clyffe Hall, Lavington, Wiltshire, 30/03/1851. He was listed as head of household in the 1861 census in 16 Hill Street, St. Georges Hanover Square, London. He made a will March 1866. He was listed as a resident in the census report in Clyffe Hall, The Spring, Market Lavington, Wiltshire, 1871. (See Phillip Pleydell Bouverie for the continuation of this line.)

She was christened in Salisbury, Wiltshire, 23/11/1782. She was listed as a resident in the census report in 16 Hill Street, St. Georges Hanover Square, London, 1841. She was listed as a resident in the census report in 16 Hill Street, St. Georges Hanover Square, London, 1861. Twinned with Caroline. Possibly married in 1810.

Sponsors: Mrs. Nicholas. Mrs. Trelawny. Charles Penruddock Esq.

child 32 v. Caroline à Court was born in London 11/06/1782. Caroline died 15/10/1848 at 66 years of age. She married Dr. Stewart Crawford in Wells, Somerset, 20/11/1817. Named as Steward Crawford in a marriage announcement in The Examiner, dated Sunday Nov. 30 1817 issue no. 518.

Stewart was born c1776. He was listed as head of household in the 1841 census in 2 The Circus, Bath, Somerset. (See Dr. Stewart Crawford for the continuation of this line.)

She was christened in Salisbury, Wiltshire, 23/11/1782. She was listed as a resident in the census report in 2 The Circus, Bath, Somerset, 1841. Twinned with Maria. Married by Bishop Beadon.

Sponsors: Mrs. Thomas Gore. Miss Caroline Wyndham. Mr. Penruddock Wyndham Esq.

Captain Edward Henry à Court

child 33 vi. Edward Henry à Court was born in Heytesbury, Wiltshire 10/12/1783. Edward died 22/09/1855 in Warwickshire, at 71 years of age. He married an unknown person 14/10/1823.

He was christened in Heytesbury, Wiltshire, 12/09/1784. Edward was promoted on 13/02/1804 to Lieutenant. Edward was promoted on 10/06/1808 to Commander. Edward was promoted to 29/03/1811 to Captain. He was listed as a visitor in the census report in Heytesbury House, Heytesbury, Wiltshire, 1851. Sponsors: Mrs. Spooner. Mrs. Eyre. Mr. Portman.

Appointed Admiral on 14/09/1847. In the same year assumed the name Repington in accordance of the wishes of his cousin Charles Edward Repington.

Colonel Charles Ashe à Court, C B

child + 34 vii. Lieutenant-General Charles Ashe à Court was born 17/06/1785.


Family and Education b. c.1747, 1st s. of Gen. William A’Court Ashe. educ. Eton 1759-65. m. (1) 1769, Catherine (d. 23 Sept. 1776), da. of Lt.-Col. John Bradford, s.p.; (2) 30 Oct. 1777, Letitia, da. of Henry Wyndham of The Close, Salisbury, 3s. 4da. suc. fa. 1781; cr. Bt. 4 July 1795.

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Biography A’Court was in opposition during North’s Administration. He was classed ‘doubtful’ in Shelburne’s list of November 1782, and voted against the peace preliminaries, 18 Feb. 1783. In Robinson’s list of March 1783 he was described as of ‘Mr. Fox’s connection’, but he did not vote on the East India bill. In Stockdale’s list of 19 Mar. 1784 he was classed ‘against Mr. Pitt’, and during Pitt’s Administration voted consistently in opposition. There is no record of his having spoken in the House in our period.

A’Court died 22 July 1817.1

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790 Author: Mary M. Drummond Notes 1. GEC Baronetage; Gent. Mag. 1817 ii. 185 gives 27 July

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Sir William Pierce Ashe à Court, 1st Baronet Heytesbury's Timeline

1747
June 22, 1747
1778
August 9, 1778
Age 31
1779
July 11, 1779
Age 32
The Close, Salisbury, Britain (UK)
1781
February 13, 1781
Age 33
Salisbury
1782
June 11, 1782
Age 34
London, Britain (UK)
June 11, 1782
Age 34
1783
December 10, 1783
Age 36
1785
June 17, 1785
Age 37
1817
July 27, 1817
Age 70
Heytesbury, Wiltshire, United Kingdom