Sir John Astley, 2nd Baronet

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Sir John Astley, 2nd Baronet (1687 – 29 January 1772) was a longtime British politician.

The son of Sir Richard Astley, 1st Baronet and Henrietta Borlase, he was baptised in Patshull in Staffordshire on 24 January 1687. Already one year later, he succeeded to his father's baronetcy. Astley was Member of Parliament (MP) for Shrewsbury from 1727 and 1734 and for Shropshire from 1734 to 1772. With his death his title became extinct.

On 27 May 1711, he married Mary Prynce, daughter of Francis Prynce in Tibberton, Shropshire. They had five children, four daughters and one son.


Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Orlando Bridgeman
Sir Richard Corbet
Member of Parliament for Shrewsbury
With: Richard Lyster
Succeeded by
Sir Richard Corbet
William Kinaston
Preceded by
John Walcot
William Lacon Childe
Member of Parliament for Shropshire
With: Corbet Kynaston 1734-1740
Richard Lyster 1740-1766
Charles Baldwyn 1766-1772
Succeeded by
Sir Watkin William Wynn
Charles Baldwyn
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
Richard Astley
(of Patshull)