William Ashurst (Roundhead)

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William Ashurst was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1649 and 1654. He fought in the Parliamentarian army in the English Civil War.

Ashurst was of Ashurst where his ancestors were seated after the Norman conquest.[1]

In November 1640, Ashurst was elected Member of Parliament for Newton in the Long Parliament.[2] He was a major in the parliamentary army and was a zealous puritan.[1] In 1654 he was elected MP for Lancashire in the First Protectorate Parliament.


Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir Richard Wynn, 2nd Baronet
William Sherman
Member of Parliament for Newton
With: Peter Legh 1640–1642
Sir Roger Palmer 1642–1644
Peter Brooke 1645–1648
Succeeded by
Not represented in Barebones Parliament
Preceded by
William West
John Sawry
Robert Cunliffe
Member of Parliament for Lancashire
With: Gilbert Ireland
Richard Standish
Richard Holland
Succeeded by
Gilbert Ireland
Richard Standish
Richard Holland
Sir Richard Hoghton, 3rd Baronet