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Families covered: Ashby (Asheby or Ashbye) of Breakspeares, Ashby (Asheby or Ashbye) of Harefield

Identified as "Clerk of the Signet to Margaret of Anjoiu, Queen of Henry the Sixth" was ...
George Assheby of Breakspeares in Harefield, Middlesex (b before 1394?, d 20.02.1474)
m. Margaret (d 24.09.1474)
1. John Asheby of Breakspeares in Harefield (d before 01.07.1496)
  m. Anne Peyton (d 22.10.1503, dau of Thomas Peyton of Iselham, son/heir of Sir Thomas by Margaret Bernard)
  A. George Asheby of Breakspeares (d 14.03.1514, "Clerk of the Signet to Kings Henry the Seventh and Eighth")
  m. Rose Eden (sister of Richard Eden)
  i. Thomas Ashbye of Breakspeares & Harvyle (d 30.01.1559, "Clerk of the Spicery to Queen Elizabeth")
  m. (1517-8?) Anne Wrothe (b c1511?, bur 08.07.1545, dau/heir of Edward Wrothe son/heir of John of Durants (who d 23.08.1517))
  a. George Ashbye of Breakspeares & Ruislip (b 1518-9, d 1603)
  m1. Anne Lee (a 01.1572, dau of Ralph Lee by Frances)
  m2. Elizabeth (bur 13.0.1622)
  (1) Sir Robert Ashby of Breakspeares (bur 20.03.1617-8)
  m. Dorothy Haydon (a 1623, dau of Francis Haydon of the Grove (Sheriff of Hertfordshire))
  (A) Sir Francis Ashby of Breakspeares, 1st Bart (bpt 10.10.1592/5, d 23.12.1623)
  m. Joane (bur 17.03.1634/5)
  (i) Alice Ashby (bpt 08.11.1620, a 1646)
  m. Alexander Lynde of Rickmansworth
  TCB (vol 1, ''Ashby of Harefield', p198) supports CTG (p128) and reports that Francis dspm after his marriage to Joane, without mentioning any other marriage or relationship. However, CTG (vol 5, 1838, 'Ashby of Haddiscoe, co. Norfolk', p127), which refers to a "Baronetage of 1727', which we have not managed to identify, shows the following, reporting that "The latter part of the pedigree, without dates, is from the information of a respectable inhabitant of Haddiscoe." We presume that, if the following connection with Mary Wolaston has any validity, it was informal and not consecrated by formal marriage.
  p. Mary Wolaston (dau of Sir John Wolaston)
  (ii) John Ashby
  CTG (p127) identifies John as a Bart but notes that he was "disinherited on account of his marriage". As indicated above, we are not convinced by that.
  m. Mary Stukely (dau of William Stukely of London)
  (a) Charles Ashby (d 1699-1700, Rector of Haddiscoe, Norfolk)
  Although CTG (p127) identifies Charles as a Bart but adds "It has been ascertained, however, that the Rector of Haddiscoe did not assume the title."
  m1. Elizabeth Harvy (b 1642-3, d 19.04.1671, dau of Samuel Harvy of Wange (Vange))
  ((1)) William Ashby (bpt 20.03.1697-8, bur 02.11.1728)
  CTG (p127), still indicating that this had been reported in a Baronetage of 1727, shows William as a Bart. He is identified as "servant to a farmer at Haddiscoe".
  m. Frances (m2. Richard Howlett of Harningtoft)
  ((A)) John Ashby (bpt 02.10.1726, bur 07.03.1727)
  ((B)) William Ashby (bpt 20.11.1727, d 1756)
  m. Rachel (bur 29.01.1767)
  ((i)) Elizabeth Ashby (d c1807)
  m. _ Smith
  ((ii)) Rachael Ashby
  m. Jacob Carr of Raveningham
  ((iii))+ other issue - William (bpt 15.06.176-5, bu 05.09.1768), John (bpt 11.01.1767-8, bur 20.02.1768), Margaert (bpt 19.07.1761, bur 19.09.1773), Mary ( d young)
  ((2))+ other issue - Charles (bpt 06.02.1663-4, bur 28.03.1663-4), Charles of Ipswich (bpt 03.04.1664, grocer), William (bpt 04.10.1666), Robert (bpt 12.02.1668, bur 23.02.1668), Francis (bpt 12.02.1668), Elizabeth (bpt 16.04.1671, bur 20.04.1671)
  m2. (26.04.1673) Elizabeth Crowe
  ((8))+ other issue - Elizabeth (bpt 13.02.1673-4, bur 02.09.1674), Elizabeth (bpt 04.09.1675), Anne (bpt 06.01.1677-8, bur 18.10.1678), Anna (bpt 30.11.1681, bur 20.01.1682)
  (iii) Francis Ashby
  (B) Edward Ashby (bpt 17.11.1596, bur 26.11.1642)
  (i) William Ashby of London (bpt 11.01.1633, bur 15.04.1669, grocer)
  m. Elizabeth (a 1669)
  (a)+ issue - Edward (bur 30.05.1673), Margaret (a 1669)
  (ii) Thomas Ashby (bpt 24.04.1638)
  (a)+ issue - Thomas (dvp?), Alice (a 1669)
  (iii) Mary Ashby (bpt 18.02.1632, bur 25.02.1632)
  (iv) Anne Ashby (bpt 16.02.1635, a 1669)
  m. William Constable of Dartford
  (C) Robert Ashby of Breakspeares (bpt 14.04.1598, bur 20.02.1674-5)
  m1. Mary
  (i) Alice Ashby (bpt 02.11.1634)
  m. (11.09.1653) John Chase
  (ii)+ other issue - Robert (bpt 27.11.1625, bur 12.02.1625-6), Mary (bpt 22.09.1628, bur 30.09.1643), Elizabeth (bpt 10.07.1631, bur 05.08.1643)
  m2. (1655) Sarah Jenens of Birmingham (bpt 18.05.1634?, probably dau of John Jennings of Birmingham (Ironmaster))
  (v) Francis Ashby of Breakspeares (bpt 19.11.1660, d 10.04.1743)
m. Judith Turner (d 03.01.1753, dau of William Turner of Ickenham)
  (a) William Ashby of Breakspeares (b 1596-7, d 28.07.1785, 4th son)
  m1. Anne Aleyn (d 03.07.123, dau of John Aleyn of Gray's Inn)
  ((1))+ issue - Francis (b 1718, d 1719), John (b 1719, d 1720), Anne (b 1720, d 1721)
  m2. Anne Bulstrode (d 28.07.1785, dau of Whitlock Bulstrode of Hounslow)
  ((4)) Charlotte Ashby (d 08.05.1795)
  m. (sp) Rev. William Williams of Rickmersworth (bpt 20.06.1734, bur 29.12.1806, son of 'Sir' Gilbert of Islington)
  ((5))+ other isuse - Anne (d 04.06.1792), Rebecca (bpt 23.07.1731, d 12.07.1772)
  (b) Robert Ashby of Breakspeares (bpt 30.11.1699, d 02.06.1769)
  m. Mary Tom (d 13.09.1767, sister of Rear Admiral Peter Tom)
  ((1)) Robert Ashby (b c1768, dsp 1767)
  ((2)) Elizabeth Ashby (d 30.05.1817)
  m. (18.08.1770) Joseph Partridge of Westminster (d 24.12.1792)
  ((A)) Joseph Ashby Partridge of Breakspeares & Cranfield (a 1837)
  ((B)) Elizabeth Partridge
  (c) Sarah Ashby (bpt 30.09.1692, bur 21.04.1743)
  m. (28.02.1711) Edward Blackstone of London (bur 28.12.1730, son of John of Wandsworth, ironmonger)
  ((1)) John Blackstone of London (b 1712, d 11.03.1753, apothecary)
  m1. _ Webb
  m2. (1742) Mary Abbott (b 18.08.1723, d 19.12.1801, dau of Richard Abbott of Loindon by Mary Eles)
  ((A)) Sophia Blackstone (b 29.09.1748, d 08.01.1827)
  m. (26.10.1780) Hector Davies of London (b 1757-8, d 06.03.1785, son of Rev. David Davies by Christian Morgan)
  ((i)) Hector Davies Morgan of Castle Hedingham, Essex (cleric) had issue
  ((2))+ other issue - Edward (d young), Francis of London (b 1721-2, d 06.03.1809)
  (d)+ other issue - Robert (bpt 15.07.1688, dvp), John (b 1688-9, dsp 02.08.1713), Robert (bpt 19.04.1691, dvp), Judith (b c1686, d unm 13.12.1723)
  (vi) Mary Ashby (bpt 14.01.1656)
  m. (22.04.1679) Christopher Coles of London
  (vii)+ other issue- Robert (bpt 16.03.1662, bur 21.12.1680), George (bpt 22.10.1669, a 02.1674-5), John (bpt 22.03.1671, a 02.1674-5), Sarah (a 1675)
  (D) William Ashby (b 29.12.1600)
(i) Robert Ashby (bpt 12.07.1625, bur 24.03.1637)
  (E) Ferdinando Ashby (a 1622)
  (i) John Ashby (bpt 20.04.1629, bur 25.08.1654)
  m. ?? (bur 03.04.1643)
  (2) George Ashby (a 1603)
  (3) John Ashby (a 1618)
  (A)+ issue - William (a 1618, 1623), Edward (bpt 29.09.1633)
  (4) Anne Ashbye shown in 'Middlesex Pedigrees' (Mundy (Armytage), 1914, 'Ashbye of Harvyle and Ashby of Breakspear'') as dau of George of Breakspears (a 1593)
  m. Sir Francis Lovell of Barton
  b. Alice Ashbye shown in Middlesex Pedigrees' (Mundy (Armytage), 1914,'Ashbye of Harvyle and Ashby of Breakspear'') as dau of Thomas of Harvyle
  m. William Creke of Rickmansworth
  c.+ other issue - Francis (bpt 0.02.1540), John (bur 03.08.1646), Joane (bur bur 03.04.1558), Anne (bpt 04.07.1545)
  ii. Elizabeth Ashbye possibly the Elizabeth who married ...
  m. Edmond Noads of Gravely
  iii. Anne Ashbye
  m. (?) William Sturle
  iv.+ other issue - son, John (bur 16.09.1549)
  B. William Ashby
  m. Jane (d 1537)
  i.+ 1 son + 7 daughters

Main source(s): CTG (vol 5, 1838, 'Pedigree of Ashby of Harefield, co. Middlesex', p128+) with some support from BEB1841 ('Ashby of Harefield')
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