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I RECALL MY MOTHER RELATING THAT HER
GRANDMOTHER'S FAMILY HAD A COAT OF ARMS...
HER MOTHER WAS DESCENDED FROM
THOMAS ASHBY , VA > BLADEN AHSBY 1759 >
HANKERSON ASHBY 1797> WILLIAM M. ASHBY 1827 >
ELIZA CLARISSA ASHBY 1868 >
MARGARET HELEN KESNER KNUDSEN 1911 - 1999 >
JEAN KNUDSEN CARPENTER
BECAUSE OF DOCUMENTATION ON THOMAS ASHBY SR., HIS SON CAPT. JOHN ASHBY, JOHN'S GREAT GRANDSON, BRIG. GEN TURNER ASHBY'S BIOGRAPHY, ( 'TURNER' FROM HIS MOTHER'S MAIDEN NAME ) WRITEN BY A DR. THOMAS ASHBY I BELIEVE THOMAS ASHBY d. 1752 IS DESCENDED FROM GEORGE ASHBY II 1581, LEICESTER, ENGLAND, WHO RE-BUILT QUENBY HALL IN 1627 (QUENBY WAS SOLD AT THE TURN OF THE 20TH CENTURY) ALSO, THE FACT THAT JOHN ASHBY 1633 NAMED HIS SC PLANTATION QUENBY [QUINBY] IS INDICATION THAT THERE IS A CONNECTION BETWEEN THE SC AND VA ASHBY FAMILIES. ACCORDING TO THOMAS ALMOND ASHBY AUTHOR OF TURNER ASHBY BIO, THOMAS ASHBY OF SHENADOAH CAME FROM TYDEWATER... THE AREA WHERE JAMESTOWN WAS FOUNDED... MORE RESEARCH IS NEEDED TO DISCOVER WHO THIS THOMAS' PARENTAGE WAS....
 William de Ashby + Joan ?
 Robert de Ashby + Margaret Hymanyns d/o Roger Hymayns
Robert de Ashby, born in Leicestershire, England; died in Leicestershire, England. He was the son of . William de Ashby and . Joan ?. He married . Margaret Hymayns. She was the daughter of . Roger Hymayns. Notes for Robert de Ashby: after his father was arrested for murder he was made the ward of Ralph son of Nicholas Ashby and the Prior of Norton. Merchant in Melton Mowbray. Children of Robert de Ashby and Margaret Hymayns are: i. Robert de Ashby, born in Leicestershire, England; died in Leicestershire, England. ii. Joan de Ashby, married Alan de Sancto Claro.
 Robert de Ashby
Robert de Ashby, born in Leicestershire, England; died in Leicestershire, England. He was the son of . Robert de Ashby and Margaret Hymayns. Notes for Robert de Ashby: Merchant in Melton Mowbray Children of Robert de Ashby are: i. William de Ashby, born Abt. 1300 in Melton Mowbray, England; died Bef. 1365 in Leicestershire, England; married Margaret Wolsencote. ii. Robert de Ashby.
 William de Ashby 1300 Melton, Mombray, Eng - 1365 Leicestershire, Eng
William de Ashby, born Abt. 1300 in Melton Mowbray, England; died Bef. 1365 in Leicestershire, England. He was the son of Robert de Ashby. He married . Margaret Wolsencote.
Notes for William de Ashby: William purchased a messuage, 4 virgates of land (120 acres) and 5 shillings, six pence rent in Quenby from John and Matilda de Wilughby who was the heiress of a family calling itself "de Quenby" and had recieved that land as a dowry. Between 1327 and 1332 William de Ashby acquired the manor of Quenby. By 1338 the manor made up about 450 acres.
Children of William de Ashby and Margaret Wolsencote are: i. Thomas Ashby, born Abt. 1340 in Quenby, Leicestershire, England; died Bef. August 24, 1416 in Quenby, Leicestershire, England; married Alice ?. ii. William Ashby. iii. Robert Ashby. iv. John Ashby.
Castle Ashby Quenby Hall, Leicester, England
 Thomas Ashby 1340 - 24 Aug 1416 Quenby, Leicestershire, Eng + Alice ?
1024. Thomas Ashby, born Abt. 1340 in Quenby, Leicestershire, England; died Bef. August 24, 1416 in Quenby, Leicestershire, England. He was the son of William de Ashby and Margaret Wolsencote. He married Alice ?. .
Notes for Thomas Ashby: Inherited the manor of Quenby between 1346 and 1365. In 1365 the family of Geoffry de Floville conducted a raid against the merchant establishment of Thomas and William Ashby at Melton Mowbray and "with force and arms, to wit, swords, bows and arrows, broke the close,...,and took and carried away their goods and chattles, viz., cloth, linen, wools, brazen, and wooden vessels and firewood to the value of 100 shillings there found, and did other enormities against the peace, by which they are damaged 10 pounds." In the subsequent suit the Ashby's recovered the value. Thomas Ashby was elected a coroner in the lat 1370's and arraised so many complaints through his corruption that he was ordered removed by King Richard. Thomas was eventually imprisoned in the Tower of London for a time.
Children of Thomas Ashby and Alice ? are: i. Edmund Ashby, born Aft. 1377 in Quenby, Leicestershire, England; died Bef. 1437. ii. Richard Ashby, died Bef. 1416.iii. John Ashby, died Bef. 1428. iv. Alice Ashby, died Aft. 1377. v. Sidonia Ashby, married Thomas Gretham.
 Edmund Ashby
512. Edmund Ashby, born Aft. 1377 in Quenby, Leicestershire, England; died Bef. 1437. He was the son of 1024. Thomas Ashby and 1025. Alice ?. Notes for Edmund Ashby: Inherited the Quenby manor from his brother John upon John's death in 1428. Child of Edmund Ashby is: 256 i. Thomas Ashby, born Bef. 1416 in Quenby, Leicestershire, England; died Abt. 1488 in Quenby, Leicestershire, England; married Catherine Hesilrige 1442-1443. 514. William Hesilrige, born in Nosely, Leicestershire, England. He married 515. Elizabeth Stanton. 515. Elizabeth Stanton. She was the daughter of 1030. Thomas Stanton. Child of William Hesilrige and Elizabeth Stanton is: 257 i. Catherine Hesilrige, married Thomas Ashby 1442-1443.
 Thomas Ashby + Catherine Hesilrige
Thomas Ashby, born Bef. 1416 in Quenby, Leicestershire, England; died Abt. 1488 in Quenby, Leicestershire, England. He was the son of Edmund Ashby. He married Catherine Hesilrige 1442-1443. Catherine Hesilrige. She was the daughter of William Hesilrige and . Elizabeth Stanton.
Notes for Thomas Ashby: Inherited the Quenby Manor from his father and began the depopulation of the village of Quenby.
Children of Thomas Ashby and Catherine Hesilrige are: i. William Ashby, born Abt. 1445 in Quenby, Leicestershire, England; died May 31, 1514 in Houghton, Leicestershire, England; married Katherine ?. ii. Thomas Ashby, died 1518. iii. Anne Ashby.
 William Ashby + Katherine ?
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. Children of William Ashby and Katherine ? are: i. George Ashby, born 1491; died 1546. 64 ii. Robert Ashby, born Aft. 1491 in Leicestershire, England. iii. William Ashby, born Aft. 1491; died 1545.
 Robert Ashby aft 1491
Children of Robert Ashby are: i. Robert Ashby, born 1517 in Leicestershire, England; died August 24, 1557 in Quenby, Leicestershire, England; met (1) ? Benberie; married (2) Barbara Ashby Abt. 1537. ii. Charles Ashby.
 Robert Ashby 1517
On May, 12, 1536, Robert Ashby inherited the manor of Quenby from his first cousin Anne Ashby Skevington. This was apparently because of restrictions in wills that required the estate be passed to male heirs of the Ashby family. Robert's uncle William Ashby was an MP in parliament and was involved in helping Thomas Cromwell break up the monastaries and passed those lands he acquired to his nephew Robert upon his death.
Children of Robert Ashby and Barbara Ashby are: 16 i. George Ashby, born October 17, 1539 in Quenby, Leicestershire, England; died April 05, 1618 in Quenby, Leicestershire, England; married Mary Gedney 1575-1580. ii. Joyce Ashby, married William Pell. iii. Edward Ashby, died 1593. iv. Dorothy Ashby, died 1612; married (1) Parr Lane; married (2) Robert Bradshaw. v. Elizabeth Ashby, married John Ward. vi. Margery Ashby, married Ambrose Nedham.
 George Ashby 1539 + Mary Gedney
Built Quenby Hall in Quenby, Leicester, England. High Sheriff of County Leicester in 1601, inherited Quenby Manor upon death of his father in 1558. Added to the family holdings throughout his life until it reached a total of 1,900 acres of land. Children: George II, Henry, William, Ann, Dorothy, Bridget, Thomas.
 George Ashby II 1581 + Elizabeth Bennett
Born at Quenby, attended Trinity College, Cambridge in 1598 without graduating, admitted to the Inner Temple in London (law) during November 1601. Lived and worked in London until his father's death left him with Quenby manor. George was responsible for the reconstruction of Quenby Hall as it is today which was completed from 1618-1636 at a cost of 12,000 pounds. George was high sherriff of Leicester in 1627 and Justice of the peace. Other researchers name Anne, Mabel and Sarah as children, but no dates.
 Ann Ashby
 Mabel Ashby
 Thomas Ashby 1622 QUENBY, LEICESTER, ENG
 Elizabeth Ashby 1624 QUENBY, LEICESTER, ENG
 Mary Ashby 1626 QUENBY, LEICESTER, ENG
 George Ashby III 29 JUL 1629 QUENBY HALL, LEICESTER, ENG - 29 MAY 1672 + Mary Shuckbrugh m. 24 JUN 1752
 George Ashby IV 16 JUL 1656 QUENBY HALL, LEICESTER, ENG. - 11 FEB 1728 + Hannah Warring 14 SEP 1659 S, ENG. - 30 MAY 1733 m. 7 NOV 1682
 George Ashby V 1685 QUENBY HALL, LEICESTER, ENG - 6 DEC 1721 +
 Edmund Ashby 1690 + Elizabeth Judith Locke
 Shuckbrugh Ashby 1665 + Mary Hewett
 Shuckbrugh Ashby 1690 + Mary Cradock
 Shuckbrugh Ashby 1724 + Elizabeth Hinde or Hindle
In his will proved in 1742 William Wykes left most of his property (Northhampton and Haselbeech ) to his wife for life and then to his sister Dorcas if living or else to Ambrose Saunders the son of his sister Sarah. A portrait was left to Northampton Corporation. Ambrose Saunders of Sibbertoft duly succeeded, dying without issue in 1765, when the estate passed to his cousin Shukbrugh (sic) Ashby of Quenby. In 1769 he leased the Hall and grounds to his cousin George Ashby who lived at Haselbeech until his death in 1802 Dorothea Ashby1 (F) b. 8 January 1750, d. 26 December 1822, d. 26 Dec 1822 Shuckburgh Ashby and |Elizabeth Hinde do Richard Hinde She was born on 8 January 1750 at Micklegate, Yorkshire, England .1 She married Sir Thomas Hussey Apreece, 1st Bt., son of Thomas Hussey Apreece and Dorothy Wright, on 15 April 1771 at St. James's, Westminster, London, England. She died on 26 December 1822 at age 72.1 As of 15 April 1771, her married name was Apreece. Children of Dorothea Ashby and Sir Thomas Hussey Apreece, 1st Bt.: Shuckburgh Ashby Apreece b. 17 Dec 1773, d. 6 Oct 1807 Sir Thomas George Apreece, 2nd Bt. b. 19 Aug 1791, d. 30 Dec 1842 In the mid 18th century Shuckburgh Ashby, the owner of Quenby, went into partnership with Cooper Thornhill and made a soft blue cheese, this was sold at the inn in the village of Stilton on the Great North Road. This cheese became known by the public as Stilton.
 Bennet Ashby 1631
 John Ashby 1633 - head of SC family of Ashby
 William Ashby 1635 - also came to SC