Assheton, Richard – Cuerdale

Richard Assheton of Cuerdale was born shortly before or after the death of his father, John, a Royalist captain killed at Bristol in 1643. [1] He married Mary, daughter of George Piggott and sister of Robert, and in 1680 inherited the Downham estate on the death of Sir Ralph Assheton of Whalley. [2]

[1] William Dugdale and F. R. Raines, ‘The Visitation of the County Palatine of Lancaster: Made in the Year 1664-5’, The Chetham Society, OS, 84 (1872): 10.
[2] T.D. Whitaker, An History of the Original Parish of Whalley, and Honor of Clitheroe (Nichols, Son, and Bentley, 1818), 298, 317,

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