Assheton baronets

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Arms of Assheton baronets of Lever: argent, a mullet sable[1]

There have been three baronetcies created for members of the Assheton family (pronounced Ashton), two in the Baronetage of England and one in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom. Two of the creations are extinct while one is extant.[2]

Arms of Assheton baronets of Middleton and Downham: Argent, a mullet sable pierced of the field (with canton of baronet)[3]

The Assheton family, alternatively spelled Ashton, descends from Ashton-under-Lyne and can be traced to the 10th century. The military commander Sir John de Assheton (or de Ashton) was among their ancestors.[2]

The Assheton Baronetcy, of Lever in the County of Lancaster, was created in the Baronetage of England on 28 June 1620 for Ralph Assheton. The second Baronet sat as Member of Parliament for Clitheroe. The title became extinct on the death of the fourth Baronet in 1696.[4][1]

The Assheton Baronetcy, of Middleton in the County of Lancaster, was created in the Baronetage of England on 17 August 1660 for Ralph Assheton. The second Baronet sat as Member of Parliament for Liverpool and Lancashire. The title became extinct on the death of the third Baronet in 1765.[1]

The Assheton Baronetcy, of Downham in the County of Lancaster, was created in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom on 4 September 1945. For more information on this creation, see Baron Clitheroe.[2]

Assheton baronets, of Lever (1620)[edit]

  • Sir Ralph Assheton, 1st Baronet (c. 1581–1644)
  • Sir Ralph Assheton, 2nd Baronet (c. 1605–1680)
  • Sir Edmund Assheton, 3rd Baronet (1620–1695)
  • Sir John Assheton, 4th Baronet (1624–1696)

Assheton baronets, of Middleton (1660)[edit]

Assheton baronets, of Downham (1945)[edit]

For further succession, see Baron Clitheroe.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Burke, John; Burke, Sir Bernard (1844). A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies of England, Ireland, and Scotland. John Russell Smith. pp. 19–22. Retrieved 30 August 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c Mosley, Charles, ed. (2003). Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knighthood (107 ed.). Burke's Peerage & Gentry. pp. 827–829. ISBN 0-9711966-2-1. 
  3. ^ de la Motte, Philip (1803). The Principal, Historical, and Allusive Arms, Borne by Families of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. J. Nichols and Son, and sold by F. and C. Rivington. p. 491. Retrieved 30 August 2017. 
  4. ^ George Edward Cokayne Complete Baronetage, Volume 1 1900