Sir Thomas Astley Knight
- Marriage (1): Joan du Bois 1175,1180
- Marriage (2): Editha de Melton 1175,1180
- Died: 4 Aug 1265, Slain at Evesham, Worcestershire, England 141
Information about this person:
• Background Information. 141
Andrew of Astley, of Astley and Bentley, co. Warwick, son and heir of Sir Thomas of Astley, of the same, by his 1st wife, Joan, daughter of Ernald du Bois, of co. Leicester, succeeded his father (who was slain at Evensham) 4 Aug 1265, and was by the compostition called the dictum de Kenilworth, on payment of a fine, put into possession of his father's estates, which had been confiscated. He was in the Scottish wars and at the Battle of Falkirk.
~ Cokayne's Complete Peerage, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 283
Thomas Astley, father of Andrew Astley, was the son and heir of Walter Astley. Walter Astley was the son and heir of Thomas Astley, who, by his wife, Maud, sister and heir of Roger Camville of Creek (1210) had much increasted the family estates. Thomas Astley who married Maud de Camville was the son of Philip Astley, lord of Astley, co. Warwick, in 1165.
~Cokayne's Complete Peerage, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 283, footnote (b)
• Background Information. 1175,1180
Thomas, Lord Astley, who was killed in the Barons' wars at Evesham, 49 Henry III is the ancestor of the Astley family of Hill-Morton. By his first wife, Joan, daughter of Ernold du-Bois, he was the father of Andrew, from whom the Astleys, of Pateshull, in Staffordshire descend. By his second wife, Edetha, daughter of Peter Constable of Melton-Constable, in Norfolk, Esquire, sister of Sir Robert Constable, Knight, he had sons, Thomas, Ralph & Stephen.
~Betham's Englaish Baronetage, Vol. II, p. 71 & Collin's English Baronetage, Vol. III, Part I, p. 63-64
Thomas married Joan du Bois, daughter of Ernald du Bois and Unknown. (Joan du Bois was born in Thorpe Arnold, Leicestershire, England.)
Thomas next married Editha de Melton, daughter of Peter de Melton Constable of Norfolk and Unknown.