Sir Ralph Assheton, 2nd Baronet, of Middleton

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Sir Ralph Assheton, 2nd Baronet (11 February 1651 – 3 May 1716) was an English politician.

Baptised on 19 February 1651 in Middleton in Lancashire, he was the son of Sir Ralph Assheton, 1st Baronet and Anne Assheton. Assheton was educated at Brasenose College, Oxford, where he matriculated in 1668. In 1665, he succeeded to his father's baronetcy and in 1696, he inherited the family's estates in Whalley from his uncle Sir John Assheton, 4th Baronet. From 1677 to 1679, Assheton was Member of Parliament (MP) for Liverpool and from 1694 to 1698 for Lancashire. He died, aged 65 and was buried in Middleton. He was succeeded by his nephew Ralph Assheton.

Assheton has married firstly Mary Vavasour, daughter of Thomas Vavasour and secondly Mary Hyde, daughter of Robert Hyde. He had three daughters by his second wife.


Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir William Bucknall
William Banks
Member of Parliament for Liverpool
With: Richard Atherton
Succeeded by
Ruisshe Wentworth
John Dubois
Preceded by
Charles Gerard
James Stanley
Member of Parliament for Lancashire
With: James Stanley
Succeeded by
James Stanley
Fitton Gerard
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
Ralph Assheton
(of Middleton)
Succeeded by
Ralph Assheton