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William Asfordby (bef. 1638 - bef. 1698)

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William Asfordby
Born before in Saltfleetby, Lincolnshire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died before in Marbletown, Ulster County, New York, USAmap
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Categories: Magna Carta | Gateway Ancestors | Quincy-226 Descendants | De Vere-309 Descendants.

Magna Carta Gateway Ancestor
This profile is being maintained by the Magna Carta Project. William Asfordby is a descendant of Magna Carta surety barons Saher de Quincy and Robert de Vere through his father John Asfordby.


William Asordby, son and heir of John Asfordby by his wife Alice Wolley, was baptized at Saltfleetby, Lincolnshire, on 29 Mar 1638.[1]

William married Martha Burton, daughter of William Burton and this couple had one son, Charles, and seven daughters; Martha, Susanna (first), Susanna (second, wife of John Beatty), Eleanor, Anne, Providence, and Catherine.[2]

In or before 1674 he and his family immigrated to the New World, showing up in multiple land transactions in 1676, 1678, 1679, and 1680.[3]

William's will was dated 6 Nov 1697 and proved 24 Feb 1698.[4]


  1. Royal Ancestry. Vol. 1, Page 159.
  2. Royal Ancestry. Vol. 1, Page 159.
  3. Royal Ancestry. Vol. 1, Page 159.
  4. Royal Ancestry. Vol. 1, Page 159.
See also:
  • Richardson, Douglas: Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd edn., Volume 1, page 47, ASFORDBY 16.
  • Richardson, Royal Ancestry (2013) Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 5 vols., ed. Kimball G. Everingham, (Salt Lake City, Utah: the author, 2013), volume I, page 159.
  • Maddison: Lincolnshire Pedigrees: Vol. 1, Harleian Soc. 50 (1902), page 46, "Asfordby of Bilsby" pedigree.
  • Weis, FL (ed): Magna Carta Sureties 1215, 2nd edn. (1955), page 70, Line 84, 18.
  • Turk: Beatty-Asfordby, page 102.
  • Allaben: The Ancestry of Leander Howard Crall, facing page 94, shows the 1562 Visitation pedigree; facing page 98, a copy. This may be one of the sources of the Maddison pedigree, in view of Maddison's footnote about the misreading of the long s.
  • Lincolnshire Pedigrees (1902-1906), Maddison, Arthur Roland, (Publications of the Harleian Society: Visitations, volumes 50-52, 55. 4 volumes. London: Harleian Society, 1902-1906), vol. 50 p. 46.

Note From Beatty-Asfordby

The following linage is shown in the unsourced book Beatty-Asfordby; the ancestry of John Beatty and Susanna Asfordby, with some of their descendants, on facing pages 97, 98.

32. Eleanor Newcomen, who was married to William Asfordby of Saltfleetby, and by him had issue:

33. John Asfordby, son and heir, who married Alice, daughter of William Wolley of Cumberworth, and had issue:

34. William Asfordby of Stayne-in-the-Marsh, County Lincoln, England, and Kingston and Marble- town, Ulster County, New York, son and heir. His wife was Martha, daughter of William Burton of Burgh-in-the-Marsh. They had issue:

35. Susanna Asfordby, eldest surviving daughter and co-heiress, who married John Beatty of Kingston and Marbletown, Ulster County, New York.

Edited for January 2014 Style Standards. Gedcoms in Changes.

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