William Ashurst (Roundhead)
Ashurst was of Ashurst where his ancestors were seated after the Norman conquest.
In November 1640, Ashurst was elected Member of Parliament for Newton in the Long Parliament. He was a major in the parliamentary army and was a zealous puritan. In 1654 he was elected MP for Lancashire in the First Protectorate Parliament.
- William Duncombe Pink, Alfred B. Beaven The parliamentary representation of Lancashire, (county and borough), 1258-1885, with biographical and genealogical notices of the members, &c. (1889)
- Willis, Browne (1750). Notitia Parliamentaria, Part II: A Series or Lists of the Representatives in the several Parliaments held from the Reformation 1541, to the Restoration 1660 ... London. pp. 229–239.
|Parliament of England|
Sir Richard Wynn, 2nd Baronet
|Member of Parliament for Newton
With: Peter Legh 1640–1642
Sir Roger Palmer 1642–1644
Peter Brooke 1645–1648
Not represented in Barebones Parliament
|Member of Parliament for Lancashire
With: Gilbert Ireland
Sir Richard Hoghton, 3rd Baronet