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Ralph Ashton MP (abt. 1606 - 1680)

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Sir Ralph "2nd Baronet Assheton of Lever" Ashton MP aka Assheton
Born about in Whalley, Lancashire, Englandmap
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Husband of — married about 17 Apr 1630 (to 28 Jan 1635) [location unknown]
Husband of — married 3 Feb 1644 (to 30 Jan 1680) in St Martin in the Fields, Westminster, London, Englandmap
[children unknown]
Died in London, Middlesex, Englandmap
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Ralph Ashton MP is Notable.

Born about 1605, Ralph Assheton was the eldest son of Sir Ralph Assheton, 1st Baronet Assheton of Great Lever, and his first wife, Dorothy Bellingham, daughter of Sir James Bellingham of Levens in Westmorland. He was educated at University College, Oxford and at Gray's Inn in 1624. He was first returned to Parliament as member for Clitheroe in 1625.

By license granted on 17 April 1630 he married Lady Dorothy Tufton daughter of Nicholas Tufton Nicholas Tufton, 1st Earl of Thanet and his wife, Frances Cecil. The marriage was childless and ended with Dorothy's death on 28 January 1635.

On 3 February 1644, Ralph married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Sapcotes Harrington of Rand, in Lincolnshire. There was a son born who died in the lifetime of his father. Ralph himself succeeded his father as Baronet Assheton of Lever on 18 October 1644. He and Elizabeth had separated by about 1648.

In 1657 he succeeded his cousin, Richard Assheton, in the Downham estate.

Ralph died in London on 30 January 1680.


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Ashton-1317 and Assheton-73 appear to represent the same person because: Clearly the same man. Recorded in Parliament as Assheton or Ashton. See [1]
posted by C. Mackinnon

Ralph is 23 degrees from Danielle Liard, 16 degrees from Jack London and 7 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.