Sir Richard Assheton Knight
- Born: Middleton, Lancastershire, England
- Marriage: Isabel Talbot of Salisbury in 1480 535,751,931
- Died: 28 Apr 1507, Lancashire, England 535,861
Another name for Richard was Sir Ralph Ashton Knight.
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information. 861
In 1480 Sir Ralph Ashton of Fryton and Margery his wife granted land in Birtle and Middleton, &c. to his son Richard and Isabel his wife, daughter of John Talbot of Salebury [Kuerden fol. MS. 39, no. 648; also 38, no. 635; Towneley, MS. HH, no. 2061].
Early in 1484 Richard was given a lease from his father for twenty years of the manor of Middleton [Dods. MSS. cxlii, fol. 132b;]. In 1487 Richard Ashton obtained a general pardon from Henry VII [Dep. Keeper's Rep. xl, App. 541]. He was made a knight in 1497 [In Scotland, by Lord Strange; Metcalfe, Knights, 31], and held the manor of Middleton by the service of a knight's fee, until his death, 28 April 1507 [Duchy of Lanc. Inq. p.m. iii, 24].
'Townships: Middleton', in A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 5, pp. 161-169
• Background Information. 931
Sir Richard Ashton succeeded his father to the estate at Middleton, 3 Henry VII. He married Isabel, the daughter of John Talbot, of Salisbury. He was knighted for his behaviour in the Scottish war under the Lord Strange, 7 Henry VII. (22 August 1491-21 August 1492)
~History and description of the town and parish of Ashton-Under-Lyne, pg. 19-20
Richard married Isabel Talbot of Salisbury, daughter of Sir John Talbot Knight and Joanna Radcliffe, in 1480 535,751.,931