Jacob Astley, 3rd Baron Astley of Reading

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Jacob Astley, 3rd Baron Astley of Reading (c. 1654 – 1688)[1] was an English peer.

He was the elder son of Isaac Astley, 2nd Baron Astley of Reading and his wife Anne Stydolfe, fourth daughter of Sir Francis Stydolfe.[2] In 1662, he succeeded his father as baron.[1] Astley was educated at St John's College, Cambridge.[3][4]

He married his cousin Frances Stydolfe, daughter of Sir Richard Stydolfe, 1st Baronet.[2] Their marriage was childless. Astley died at St Margaret's Church in Westminster and was buried in Maidstone in Kent.[4] With his death the barony became extinct.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Leigh Rayment - Peerage". Retrieved 4 May 2009. 
  2. ^ a b Burke, John (1831). A General and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerages of England, Ireland, and Scotland. London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley. p. 17. 
  3. ^ His name appears in Venn as James, rather than Jacob, Astley."Astley, James, Lord Reding (ASTY668J)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  4. ^ a b "ThePeerage - Jacob Astley, 3rd Baron Astley of Reading". Retrieved 11 February 2007. 
  5. ^ "British History Online". Retrieved 4 May 2009. 
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Isaac Astley
Baron Astley of Reading
1662 – 1688