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Ellen (Aston) Lowthropp (abt. 1511 - 1573)

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Ellen Lowthropp formerly Aston aka Lowthroppe, Lothropp, Lathropp, Lathrap, Lothrop
Born about in Cherry Burton, Yorkshire, Englandmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married in Cherry Burton, Yorkshire, Englandmap
Died in Cherry Burton, Yorkshire, Englandmap
Aston-4 created 12 Sep 2010 | Last modified
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Dates Estimated
based on historical events and/or calculated by ages of other family members.



Ellen Unknown

Disputed Parents

It has been claimed, without evidence, that Ellen Aston, wife of Robert Lowthropp, was the daughter of Thomas Aston and Bridget Harewell of Aston, Cheshire.

Burke's Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies lists sons of Thomas Aston and Bridget Harewell, but no daughter Ellen.

However, this website gives Ellen's father as Thomas Aston of Fole or Checkley in Staffordshire, again without evidence, although both Robert Lowthroppe and his wife Ellen mentioned a Richard Ashton in their wills.

At this point, there seems to be no evidence that Ellen's maiden name was Aston, so her maiden name should probably be changed to "Unknown."

The birth date used in this profle, 1511 is a guess, probably based on husband's birth in 1511.

Also disconnected from Ellen (Thomas) Aston as mother.

Death and Legacy

Ellen left a will dated 12 February 1572/3, and was buried on 8 March 1572/3 in Cherry Burton, Yorkshire, England.[1]


  1. Evans, David R., 2015 Robert Lowthroppe Evans Family WebPage, accessed 26 March 2016.

See also:

  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, International Genealogical Index(R) Copyright (c) 1980, 2002, 10 Nov 2010

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On 26 Mar 2016 at 20:08 GMT Cynthia (Billups) B wrote:

Is everyone OK with changing Ellen's last name at birth to Unknown - at least until we find some evidence her name was Aston?

Looks as if the circumstantial is only mention of a Richard "Ashton" in her and her husband's wills. Relationship unknown.

Please see this G2G discussion


On 26 Mar 2016 at 19:06 GMT Matt (Caddy) Caddy, bfs wrote:

Aston-12 and Aston-4 do not represent the same person because: Different first names, birth and death dates...

On 15 Mar 2015 at 15:13 GMT Dorothy S wrote:

There seems to be some evidence here that Ellen Aston was the daughter of Thomas Aston and wife unknown:

Ellen is 14 degrees from Kevin Bacon, 26 degrees from Bob Dylan, 20 degrees from AJ Jacobs, 16 degrees from Michael Phelps and 18 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II of the Commonwealth Realms on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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