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  • ID: I24786
  • Name: William Ashby 1
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1455 in Quenby, Leicestershire
  • Death: 31 MAY 1514 in Houghton, Leicestershire 2
  • Residence: Lowesby, Leics
  • Note: 3 4

    William Ashby (d 31 May 1514, Houghton, Leics) inherited Quenby Manor from his father in 1488. Finished depopulating the village of Quenby and enclosed the manor grounds for sheep farming, relocating the 2 dozen inhabitants.
    I have assumed that this William Ashby of Quenby is the William Ashby of Lowesby whose daughter married William Smith alias Heriz.
    Marriage 1 Katherine (UNKNOWN)
    1. William ASHBY
    2. George ASHBY b: 1491
    3. Robert ASHBY b: AFT 1491 in Leicestershire, England
    Marriage 2 Agnes ILLINGWORTH
    1. George ASHBY b: in Loseby, Lancastershire
    2. Everard ASHBY
    The following might suggest that the Ashbys of Lowesby were a slightly different line?:
    ?The line is as follows:-
    John Burdett of Lowesby married Elizabeth de la Zouche of Lubbersthorpe. They had a daughter Elizabeth who married Richard Ashby. Their son Thomas Ashby (who was alive in 1423) married Elizabetha Penrose. They had a son also called Thomas. The Penrose arms are displayed in the Church at Lowesby and date from this early period.
    Burdett and Ashby's arms are impaled with Penrose ermine on a bend azure three roses or. These are recorded in the church at Lowesby.?
    (From a Penrose researcher.)
    Pimbley?s Dictionary of Heraldry confuses things further by mentioning Ashley:
    (Quenby Hall, co. Leicester, Her. Visit. 1619, seated there since the 13th century).
    ARMS:..Azure a chev. Ermine between three leopards' faces Or, quartering ASHLEY of Lowesby, BURDET, ZOUCH, and SHUKBURGH.
    CREST:..Out of a mural crown Argent a lion's face affrontee Or.
    ANOTHER CREST:..(Camden's Grants, 1602) On a mural coronet Argent a leopard's face Or.

    ?I am currently researching Thomas Ashby of Lowesby who was living in 1433. There is a monument in Lowesby Church which mentions him and his wife Elixabetha.?
    (Another posting by same chap mentions Richard Ashby of Lowesby and wife Elizabertha.)
    '...Thomas Ashby had custody of a third of the manor of Lubbesthorpe during the minority of Robert, son of Marmaduke Constable which manor was held by Marmaduke (son of Robert, son of Marmaduke and Joan [Marmaduke Constable d 1 Jun 1378 married Joan de la Zouche, and Elizabeth___), Robert de St. Andrew (heir of Juliana and Sir John de St. Andrew) and Thomas Ashby (heir of Margaret, whose daughter and heiress Elizabeth Burdet married Richard Ashby of Loseby).'
  • _UID: 2247209C507B4A0E81974288BF2B98B35F1D
  • Change Date: 10 MAY 2006

    Father: Thomas Ashby
    Mother: Catherine Hesilrige

    Marriage 1 Katherine Ashby
    • Married:
    1. Has Children Ashby

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      Title: Pedigree Resource
    3. Text: Estimate/guesswork by Richard Hodgson <>
    4. Text: The Syiek Family Tree
      J Syiek
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