Name: Robert de ASHTON & Pitney, Sir 1 2
Birth: ABT 1326 in Long Ashton, Somerset, England
Death: 1384 in Pitney Lorty, Langport, Somerset, England 2
In 1384 the successor of the Lortys, Sir Robert Ashton, died in possession of an estate described as the manor and hundred of Pitney Lorty, a phrase first used a year earlier. It was held of the Crown for the same rent as the manor alone.
From: 'Pitney hundred', A History of the County of Somerset: Volume 3 (1974), pp. 14-15. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=66483&strquery=ashton somerset Date accessed: 27 June 2012.
The following is a post to SGM, 19 Jun 2012, by Douglas Richardson:
My files notes show that Katherine de Cliveden, Lady Berkeley, presented to the chapel of Tockington, Gloucestershire in 1375.
As such, Katherine, Lady Berkeley was obviously not dead before 27 August 1369.
The document you present does indicate, however, that Eleanor Ashton (or Assheton), the first wife of Lady Katherine's son, John de
Berkeley, had died before 27 August 1369.
"Sir Robert de Dasshton" named in this document was Eleanor Ashton's father, Robert de Ashton, Knt., of Ashton, Charlton, East Lydford, Knole (in Long Sutton), and Pitney Lorty, Somerset, Lord High Treasurer, 1375-7, Chancellor and Justiciar of Ireland, Admiral of the West, Governor of Dover Castle and Warden of the Cinque Ports.
Best always, Douglas Richardson, Salt Lake City, Utah
- Eleanor de ASHTON b: ABT 1352 in Pitney Lorty, Langport, Somerset, England
- Title: Magna Carta Ancestry, by Douglas Richardson, 2005, Genealogical Publishing Co.
Text: father of Eleanor
- Title: VCH of Somerset, 1992, R W Dunning & C R Elrington, www.british-history.ac.uk