'Astry1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Astry of Braytoft, Astry of Eaton Socon, Astry of Harlington Woodend, Astry of Hitchin, Astry of Little Milton, Astry of London, Astry of Somersham, Astry (Austrey) of Stoke Goldington

BHO ('The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent', vol 5, 'Parishes:" Langley') reports that this family "descended originally out of Bedfordshire".
Henry Astry of Hitchin, Hertfordshire named Geffrey by Visitation (Bedfordshire, 1566& 1582)
m. Ide
1. Sir Ralph Astry, Sheriff then Lord Mayor of London (d 18/9.11.1494)
  Visitation (London, 1569, 'Astry') starts with Sir Rafe and shows him m1. Margery (dsp) m2. Margaret Hill mother of Rafe (2nd son) & William father (by Isabell Pigott of Bechington) of Thomas, Francis (m. Elizabeth, dau of Oliver Smyth of London), and Elizabeth (m. William Bugby of Huntingdonshire). Waters reports that this "is difficult ... to understand" and describes it as "fictitious". Visitation (Bedfordshire, 1566) suggests that Sir Rauf married 3 times (3rd wife not named) and had 8 sons & 3 daughters (some presumably d young).
  m1. (1471) Margery Ostriche (d 10.03.1492-3, dau of Thomas Ostriche of London)
A. William Astry of London & Hitchin (b c1471, dsp 20.10.1501)
  m. Elizabeth (a 04.1502)
  B. Thomas Astry of Hitchin (b c1483, d 10.1518, 3rd son)
  m1. (1502) Elizabeth Skipwith (dau of William Skipwith of Whethampsted)
  i. William Astry of Stoke Goldington, Buckinghamshire (b 1503-4, d 02.06.1542)
  m1. (1522) Isabella Pigott (dau of Robert Pigott of Beachampton, niece of John)
  a. Thomas Astry of Stoke (b c1528, a 1549, dsp)
  m2. (08.05.1542?) Elizabeth
  m2. Jane (Joan) Pigott (dau of John Pigott of Beachampton)
  ii. John Astry (a 1524, dvm unm)
  iii. Ralph Astry of Woodend in Harlington, Bedfordshire (d 12.01.1584-5)
  m. (c01.1544-5) Alice Wilsford (d 02.03.1560-1, dau of Thomas Wilsford or Wilford of London, widow of Thomas Rotheram of Luton)
  a. Ralph Astry of Everton & Harlington Woodend (d 07.08.1598)
  m. Elizabeth Grey (a 1630, dau of Peter Grey or Gray of Rougemont)
  (1) Sir Henry Astry of Harlington Woodend (b 24.02.1576-7, d 25.04.1630)
  m. (01.06.1611) Mary St. John (dau of William St. John by Barbara)
(A) William Astry of Harlington Woodend (b c1615, d unm 24.11.1631)
  (B) Francis Astry of Harlington Woodend (b 11.1617, bur 19.05.1659)
  m. (28.09.1637) Dorothy Dormer (bur 05.05.1664, dau of Sir Fleetwood Dormer of Lee Grange in Quainton)
(i) Sir James Astry of Harlington Woodend (b 14.10.1653, bur 15.11.1709, Master in Chancery)
  m. (09.10.1673) Anne or Mary Penyston (b 1653, dau of Sir Thomas Penyston of Cornwell, Bart)
  (a) James Astry of Harlington Woodend (b 1675, d unm bur 19.10.1716)
  (b) Francis Astry of Harlington Woodend (b 1676, dsp 30.10.1766, treasurer of St. Paul's)
  m. Susan Walklate
  (c) Henrietta Astry
  m. (01.07.1732) Sir Thomas Hatton of Long Stanton, Bart (dsp 22.06.1733)
  (d)+ other issue - Penyston (bpt 09.07.1680, d unm 1742), Elizabeth (bpt 06.11.1687, d young), Charlotte (bpt 02.08.1692, d youing)
  (ii) Mary Astry
  m. (22.09.1659) _ Rawlins
  (iii)+ other issue - Dormer (bpt 27.08.1657, bur 20.12.1659), Dorothy (a 1663)
(C) Henry Astry (d before 1648, rector of Bally Kelly, near Londonderry)
  (i) William Astry (b c1634, a 1648)
  (D) Anne Astry (b 1618)
  m1. (c05.1635) Thomas Peart (Colonel, son/heir of James of St. Giles-in-the-Field)
  (i) Mary Peart (d 06.03.1670-1, eldest daughter)
  m. Richard Astry of Huntingdon (bur 04.08.1714) @@ below
  (ii)+ other issue (a 1659) - Elizabeth, Dorothy
  m2. (after 1659, sp) Robert Anderson of Chichester (of Lincoln's Inn, son of Sir Richard of Pendley)
  (E) Barbara Astry
  m1. _ Miller
  (i) Michael Miller
  m2. Richard Cooper of Titsey
  (F) Mary Astry (d unm bur 13.05.1689)
  (2) Ralph Astry of Little Milton, Oxfordshire (b c1578, bur 06.12.1654)
  (A) Francis Astry of Little Milton (bpt 20.10.1616, bur 15.11.1694)
  (i) William Astry of Little Milton
  m. Jane
  (a) William Astry of Little Milton (bpt 04.09.1690) had issue
  (b)+ other issue - Francis (bpt 22.02.1692-3), Robert (bpt 11.04.1699)
  (ii) Robert Astry of London (d unm before 08.02.1702)
  (iii) Francis Astry of Oxford (bpt 20.02.1659-60, bur 01.12.1694)
  m. Elizabeth (m2. Rev. Thomas Smith)
  (a) Francis Astry (bpt 29.06.1684, a 1730, vicar in Oxford)
  m. (27.02.1730-1) Elizabeth Goodwin of Hambrough
  (b)+ 3 others
  (B)+ other issue - Michael of Toddington (bpt 26.04.1619), Henry (bpt 08.04.1621), Ralph of Maulden (bpt 09.10.1622, a 1650), William of Maulden (bpt 13.03.1623-4, a 1650)
  (3) Anne Astry (ds before 31.01.1621-2)
  m. _ Threele
  (4) Mary Astry (dvp unm)
  b. George Astry of Bushmead & Eaton Socon, Bedfordshire (a 1606)
  m. Lora Rowley (dau/heir of Thomas Rowley of Huntingdonshire)
  (1) Luke Astry of Eaton Socon
  m. Anne Cullen of Westchester
  (A) Luke Astry (dsp 16.06.1708, of Lincoln's Inn)
(B) Sir Samuel Astry of Henbury, Gloucestershire (b c1632, d 25.09.1704)
  m. Elizabeth Morse (d 12.1708, dau/heir of George Morse of Henbury, m2. Simon Harcourt of Pendley)
  (i) Luke Astry (b 1673, dvp unm 07.05.1701)
  (ii) St. John Astry of Henbury (b 1675, d unm 21.11.1712)
  (iii) Elizabeth Astry (b 1670, d 15.09.1715)
  m. (11.08.1692) Sir John Smyth of Long Ashton, Bart (d 1726)
  (iv) Anne Astry (dvp bur 06.08.1703)
  m. Thomas Chester of Knole (Knowle) (bur 26.02.1704-5)
  (v) Diana Astry (d 04.09.1716)
  m. (17.12.1708) Richard Orlebar of Hinwick
  (vi) Arabella Astry of Henbury (dsp 23.06.1722)
  m. (c07.0715) Charles William (Howard), Earl of Suffolk
  (C) Anne Astry
  (2) John Astry of Nether Staploe, Eaton Socon (d before 19.01.1630-1)
  m. Suzan Low (m2. Rev. _ Bury)
  (3) St. John Astry (dsp before 19.07.1660)
m. Judith (a 1660)
  (4) James Astry of London (b 1601, dsp bur 23.01.1678-9)
  m. (28.07.1633) Diana Bee (bur 31.05.1682, dau of Edward Bee of Shenfield & London)
  (5) Rafe Astry of Braytoft, Lincolnshire (a 1635,d before 1677, 6th son)
  m. Grace Buckworth (dau of Everard (not Edward) Buckworth of Wisbech)
  (A) James Astry of Braytoft (d before 1706)
  m. ?? (niece of John Buckworth of London)
  (i) James Astry of Braytoft (a 01.1706-7)
  (B) Rebecka Astry
  (5) Jane Astry
m. (by 1618) William Sanderson of Tempsford
  (A)+ issue - Lawrence, John
  (6)+ other issue - Robert (bpt 13.07.1596), George (dsp), Mary (bpt 26.06.1595, d infant?), Mary (bpt 01.10.1598), Judith (bpt 07.08.1605), Grace (bpt 20.10.1606)
  c. Mary Astry (dvpsps before 1584)
  m1. Francis Markham 'of Luton'
  m2. Benjamin Pigott of Gravenshurst (b c1571, d 1606)
  d. Frances Astry
  m. Peter Mallory of Shelton
  e. Alice Astry
  m. John Markham of King's Walden
  f. Anne Astry
  m. (after 1585?) John Walleys of Brackford
  iii. Thomas Astry (Austrey) of Stoke Goldington, later of Homersham (Huntingdonshire)
  The following is partly supported by Visitation (Huntingdonshire, 1613, 'Astrie') which spells the family name as 'Austrey'.
  m. Dorothea Pulter (dau of Edward (?) Pulter or Poulter of Hitchin)
  a. Edward Astry (Austrey) of Stoke Goldington (d unm 1586)
  b. William Astry of Wavenden (Bedfordshire) & London (bur 08.11.1615)
  m. ?? (maternal aunt of Robert Saunders)
  c. Thomas Astry of Somersham, Huntingdonshire (a 1615)
  Waters (p68) refers to the will of Thomas's brother which suggests that Thomas (a 1615) had 5 children (none named), the eldest son (d 1615, unnamed wife m2. _ Pierce) being father of Robert (a 1615) & William of Husborne Crawley (Bedfordshire) who d 1658 having had (by Martha) Robert, William, Mary & Martha. Waters (p69) reports that "It is absolutely impossible to reconcile the statements of this Will with the pedigree in the Visitation of Hunts of 1613". Waters then supports the Visitation.
m. Jane Brett (dau of John Brett of Somesham)
  (1) Thomas Astry of Toseland, Huntingdonshire (b c1605, d 1632)
  m. Martha (d 12.1655)
  (A) Richard Astry of Huntingdon (bur 04.08.1714)
  m1. Mary Peart (d 06.03.1670-11, dau/coheir of Col. Thomas Peart by Anne, dau of Sir Henry Astey of Harlington) @@ above
  (i) Elizabeth Astry (ppt 11.04.1666)
  m. Thomas Tryce
  (a)+ issue - Jaspar, Elizabeth, Jane
  (ii)+ other issue - Thomas (b 22.02.1663-4, d 09.08.1665), Mary (b 06.03.1661-2, d 16.07.1662)
  m2. Mary (bur 14.11.1711)
  (B) Elizabeth Astry
  m. (1655) Anthony Leeds
  (2) John Astry of Somersham (d 1636, 3rd son)
  m. Anne
  (A)+ issue (a 1636) - John, William, Thomas
  (3) Elizabeth Astry
  m. Henry Chapman of London
  (4) Mary Astry
  m. (25.11.1613) Thomas Seaborne of Bluntsham
(5)+ other issue - Ralph (dsp before 1613), Joanna, Dorothy, Frances, Jane
  iv. daughter
  m. _ Payre
  C.+ other issue - Ralph of London (b c1481, d unm 19.09.1501), Margaret (d young)
  m2. (c09.1493) Margaret Hill (d 18.11.1523, dau of John Hill of London (cousin of Sir Thomas Hill, Lord Mayor of London), widow of William Edwards of London then Robert Revell, Sheriff of London)
  E. Henry Astry (b 1494, a 12.1523, dsp)
  m. (by 1523) ??
  Possibly of this generation, but (if so) of what marriage is not known, was ...
  F. Elizabeth Astry
  m. Edmond Wingate of Sharpenhoe (d 1559)

Main source(s): 'Chester of Knole Park' ('Genealogical Memoirs of the Families of Chester ... (and) Astry') by Robert Edmond Chester Waters (1881), with thanks to a contributor (CV, 21.03.17) for bringing that book to our attention (it is available at archive.org) with some input/support from Visitation (Bedfordshire, 1566 & 1582 & 1634, 'Astry of Darlington'), Visitation (Bedfordshire, 1634 + 'Additional', 'Astry of Eaton Scoton')
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