Families of Ashton (near Roade), Northamptonshire,England


Joseph Finch-3660 was born about 1838 in Fritwell, Oxfordshire, England. He married Jane-3661.

CENSUS 1901 of Ashton, Northamptonshire, PRO ref RG13/1413, enumerator 2, folio 11, page 1, schedule 12, on the Stoke Road, age 62, farmer

Jane-3661 was born about 1841 in Merton on the Green, Oxfordshire, England. She married Joseph Finch-3660.

CENSUS 1901 of Ashton, Northamptonshire, PRO ref RG13/1413, enumerator 2, folio 11, page 1, schedule 12, on the Stoke Road, age 59.

They had the following children:

  M i James O Finch-3662 was born about 1872 in Clackmole, Buckinghamshire, England.

CENSUS 1901 of Ashton, Northamptonshire, PRO ref RG13/1413, enumerator 2, folio 11, page 1, schedule 12, on the Stoke Road, age 28, a farmer on own account, with father.
  M ii Herbert Finch-3663 was born about 1880 in Courteenhall, Northamptonshire, England.

CENSUS 1901 of Ashton, Northamptonshire, PRO ref RG13/1413, enumerator 2, folio 11, page 1, schedule 12, on the Stoke Road, age 20, farmer on own account, at home.

James Franklin Pain-1405 [Parents] was born before 1860. He died on 28 Sep 1903. He married Sarah Linnell-774 on 29 Jul 1880.

NOTE fact of his marriage and death date from David Linnell. I have estimated birth date, it was probably a fair bit before 1860.

MARRIAGE from parish records, NRO ref 17p/119, no. 154, a bachelor farmer of Cambridge of full age.

Sarah Linnell-774 [Parents] was born on 26 Oct 1844 in Ashton, Northamptonshire, England. She was christened on 24 Nov 1844 in Ashton, Northamptonshire, England. She died on 20 Mar 1897. She married James Franklin Pain-1405 on 29 Jul 1880.

BIRTH date from David Linnell.

BAPTISM from parish records, NRO ref. 17p/3, no.368.

CENSUS 1851 Ashton, FHL film 0087692 Enumerator 14, folio 336 page 23, no 84. Age 6, a scholar at home.

CENSUS 1861 Ashton village, FHL film 0542722 Enumerator 2, folio 10 page 1, no 1. Age 16, listed as a farmer's daughter.

MARRIAGE from parish records, NRO ref 17p/119, no. 154, a spinster of full age of Ashton (1880).

DEATH date from David Linnell.


Jonathan Hodgskins-1732 was born before 1689 in , , England. He married Elizabeth-2271 before 1707.

KNOWN from records of children. Sometimes spelled Hodgeskins.

Elizabeth-2271 was born before 1689 in , , England. She married Jonathan Hodgskins-1732 before 1707.

KNOWN from records of children.

NOTE there is a burial record for Elizabeth Hodgkin on 24 Feb 1782, it could be this lady, but see also the wife of Thomas Hodgskins.

They had the following children:

  F i Mary Hodgskins-1929 was christened on 2 May 1707 in Ashton, Northamptonshire, England.

BAPTISM from Ashton parish records, NRO ref. 17p/10.
  M ii Thomas Hodgskins-2233 was christened on 26 May 1710 in Ashton, Northamptonshire, England.

BAPTISM from Ashton parish records, NRO ref. 17p/10.
  F iii Anne Hodgskins-2248 was christened on 19 Oct 1712 in Ashton, Northamptonshire, England.

BAPTISM from Ashton parish records, NRO ref. 17p/10. Surname spelled Hodgeskins.
  M iv John Hodgskins-2262

John Foddy-2013 was born before 1770 in , Northamptonshire, England. He married Sarah-2016 before 1788.

KNOWN from records of children. In 1798 he was listed as a "taylor".

NOTE He is possibly the James Foddy listed in the "1801 Land Tax, occupiers in Ashton list", as supplied by Judith Langhorn.

Sarah-2016 was born before 1770 in , Northamptonshire, England. She married John Foddy-2013 before 1788.

KNOWN from records of children.

They had the following children:

  F i Rebekah Foddy-2124 was christened on 17 Aug 1788 in Ashton, Northamptonshire, England.

BAPTISM from Ashton parish records, NRO ref. 17p/19, no numbers here.
  F ii Frances Foddy-1229 was christened on 14 Mar 1790 in Ashton, Northamptonshire, England.

BAPTISM from Ashton parish records, NRO ref. 17p/19, no numbers here.
  M iii Thomas Foddy-2125 was born before 1792. He was buried on 26 Dec 1792 in Ashton, Northamptonshire, England.

BURIAL from Ashton parish records, NRO ref. 17p/19, no numbers here.
  F iv Jemima Foddy-2131 was christened on 3 Feb 1793 in Ashton, Northamptonshire, England.

BAPTISM from Ashton parish records, NRO ref. 17p/19, no numbers here. I originally recorded this, but it is not in my printed transcript! The Bishop's Transcroipt has been transcribed as 7 Jan 1793, and "son", but that is an error.
  M v Thomas Foddy-2120 was christened on 4 May 1794 in Ashton, Northamptonshire, England.

BAPTISM from Ashton parish records, NRO ref. 17p/19, no numbers here.
  F vi Sarah Foddy-2121 was christened on 19 Nov 1797 in Ashton, Northamptonshire, England.

BAPTISM from Ashton parish records, NRO ref. 17p/19, no numbers here.
  M vii John Foddy-2122 was christened on 8 Jun 1798 in Ashton, Northamptonshire, England.

BAPTISM from Ashton parish records, NRO ref. 17p/19, no numbers here.

John Blunt-2975 [Parents] was christened on 8 Aug 1655 in Roade, Northamptonshire, England. He died on 4 Dec 1729 in Ashton, Northamptonshire, England. He was buried on 7 Dec 1729 in Ashton, Northamptonshire, England. He married Mary Grubb-2976 on 25 Jun 1688 in Ashton, Northamptonshire, England.

BAPTISM reported by Juthith Langhorn to be at Roade, and she names his parents.

MARRIAGE from Ashton parish records, NRO ref. 17p/10. It is not certain that this is the right couple but highly likely. He was listed as of the parish of Rode (Roade).

NOTE Judith also now (March 2002) has a copy of his wil.

DEATH from gravestone, photograph by Judith Langhorn, aged 64 years. See also gravestone as recorded in the NFHS booklet, grave no. 103, where the details were listed as unreadable in 1960

BURIAL from Ashton Parish Records, NRO ref. 17p/10.

Mary Grubb-2976 was born before 1670 in , , England. She died on 16 Jul 1730 in Ashton, Northamptonshire, England. She was buried on 17 Jul 1730 in Ashton, Northamptonshire, England. She married John Blunt-2975 on 25 Jun 1688 in Ashton, Northamptonshire, England.

MARRIAGE from Ashton parish records, NRO ref. 17p/10. It is not certain that this is the right couple but highly likely. She was listed as of the parish of Ravens.

NOTE Judith Langhorn says There is a will of Elizabeth Grubb widow 1711/April in Woodford cum Membris who leaves estate to her daughters Sarah Sharman and Mary Blunt. The inventory being of the value £29 11s 0d. It is not certain that this applies to her, but is likely.

DEATH from gravestone as recorded in the NFHS booklet, grave no. 105. Listed as wife of (Jo?)hn Blunt.

BURIAL from Ashton Parish Records, NRO ref.17p/10. No identification here, but her grave is reported (by Judith Langhorn) to be leaning on that of John so it is assumed this is the correct Mary.

They had the following children:

  M i Richard Blunt-1977
  M ii William Blunt-2555 was christened on 1 Oct 1705 in Ashton, Northamptonshire, England. He was buried on 22 Jan 1709/1710 in Ashton, Northamptonshire, England.

BAPTISM from Ashton parish records, NRO ref. 17p/10.

BURIAL from Judith Langhorn, who quotes Bishop's transcripts. LDS film 1952292.
  F iii Ann Blunt-3081
  F iv Blunt-3454
  F v Sarah Blunt-2554 was christened on 4 Oct 1714 in Ashton, Northamptonshire, England.

BAPTISM from Ashton parish records, NRO ref. 17p/10.

NOTE her father left her in 1729 fifteen pounds for when she reaches the age of 21.

NOTE she could be the Sarah buried 15 May 1730.

George Withers-3546 was born before 1830.

KNOWN only from marriage of his son.

He had the following children:

  M i Thomas Edward Withers-3291

Stephen Ashby-727 [Parents] was christened on 26 Jul 1840 in Ashton, Northamptonshire, England. He married Frances Elmes-728 on 28 Mar 1870 in Ashton, Northamptonshire, England.

BAPTISM from Parish Records NRO Ref 17p/3 no. 319.

CENSUS 1871 Ashton, FHL film 838793 Enumerator 2, folio 60 page 13, no 66, on the third main road in the village. Age 30, living with his father-in-law and wife, and brother-in-law and sister-in-law. An unemployed carpenter.

MARRIAGE from parish records NRO ref 17p/119 no.120, aged 29 a bachelor of Ashton, occupation given as sapper.

CENSUS 1881 from CD 2 Church St, Wolverton, Buckingham, England. Source:FHL Film 1341371 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 1539 Folio 86 Page 68, aged 40, a carpenter.

Frances Elmes-728 [Parents] was born in Ashton, Northamptonshire, England. She was christened on 3 Jun 1838 in Ashton, Northamptonshire, England. She married Stephen Ashby-727 on 28 Mar 1870 in Ashton, Northamptonshire, England.

BAPTISM from parish records. NRO ref. 7p/3, no.286.

CENSUS 1841 Upper End, Ashton, FHL film 0438873 Enumerator 2, page 10, folio 8. Born in county, age 3.

CENSUS 1851 Ashton, FHL film 0087692 Enumerator 14, folio 330 page 12, no 46. Age 12, a lace maker.

CENSUS 1861 Ashton village, FHL film 0542722 Enumerator 2, folio 15 page 10, no 51. Age 21, unmarried, an "unreadable" house maid living with parents, unmarried. Named as Faney here..

MARRIAGE from parish records NRO ref 17p/119 no.120, aged 31 a spinster of Ashton.

CENSUS 1871 Ashton, FHL film 838793 Enumerator 2, folio 60 page 13, no 66, on the third main road in the village. Age 31, living with her husband in the house of her father. A lace maker.

CENSUS 1881 from CD 2 Church St, Wolverton, Buckingham, England. Source:FHL Film 1341371 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 1539 Folio 86 Page 68, aged 42.

They had the following children:

  F i Mary Matilda Ashby-1427 was christened on 2 Jun 1872 in Ashton, Northamptonshire, England. She was buried on 20 Dec 1872 in Ashton, Northamptonshire, England.

BAPTISM from Parish Records NRO Ref 17p/3 no. 579.

BURIAL from Ashton Parish Records, NRO Ref 17p/9 no. 485, aged 8 months.
  F ii Matilda Mary Ashby-1428 was christened on 13 Apr 1873 in Ashton, Northamptonshire, England. She was buried on 17 Apr 1873 in Ashton, Northamptonshire, England.

BAPTISM from Parish Records NRO Ref 17p/3 no. 586.

BURIAL from Ashton Parish Records, NRO Ref 17p/9 no. 486, aged 12 days.
  F iii Blanch L Ashby-1920 was born about 1873 in Ashton, Northamptonshire, England.

CENSUS 1881 from CD 2 Church St, Wolverton, Buckingham, England. Source:FHL Film 1341371 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 1539 Folio 86 Page 68, aged 7.
  M iv B K Ashby-1921 was born about 1875 in Ashton, Northamptonshire, England.

CENSUS 1881 from CD 2 Church St, Wolverton, Buckingham, England. Source:FHL Film 1341371 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 1539 Folio 86 Page 68, aged 5.
  F v M M Ashby-1922 was born about 1876 in Ashton, Northamptonshire, England.

CENSUS 1881 from CD 2 Church St, Wolverton, Buckingham, England. Source:FHL Film 1341371 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 1539 Folio 86 Page 68, aged 4, so it does not fit with either of the girls whose baptisms are known.

William Henry Baldock-1429 was born on 8 May 1859 in Castleton C Moorland, Lincoldnshire, England. He died on 7 Aug 1921 in Ashton, Northamptonshire, England. He was buried on 10 Aug 1921 in Ashton, Northamptonshire, England. He married Georgina-1430 before 1895.

BIRTH date from grave memorial.

KNOWN from baptism of boys. He was a clerk in Holy Orders. Resident of Ashton.

CENSUS 1901 of Ashton, Northamptonshire, PRO ref RG13/1413, enumerator 2, folio 14, page 6, schedule 37, inear the church, age 41, clerk in Holy Orders (local curate). Birthplace given here. He was partially deaf.

DEATH from kerbstone to grave as recorded in the NFHS booklet, grave no. 151. listed as rector of the parish for 26 years.

BURIAL from Ashton Parish Records, NRO Ref 17p/9 no. 729, aged 62, of Ashton Rectory.

NOTE The Scrapbook of Ashton says that many line trees were planted in the Rectory garden during the early part of the 20th century by Mr Baldock and a row of plane trees a few years earlier in the churchyard. This probably refers to one of his sons.

Georgina-1430 was born before 1870 in London, London, England. She married William Henry Baldock-1429 before 1895.

CENSUS 1901 of Ashton, Northamptonshire, PRO ref RG13/1413, enumerator 2, folio 14, page 6, schedule 37, inear the church, age 36, birthplace given simply as London.

They had the following children:

  M i Denys Baldock-3689 was born about 1891 in Lamport, Northamptonshire, England.

CENSUS 1901 of Ashton, Northamptonshire, PRO ref RG13/1413, enumerator 2, folio 14, page 6, schedule 37, inear the church, age 9.
  M ii William Henry Baldock-1431 was christened on 9 Sep 1895 in Ashton, Northamptonshire, England.

BAPTISM from Parish Records NRO Ref 17p/3 no. 739.

CENSUS 1901 of Ashton, Northamptonshire, PRO ref RG13/1413, enumerator 2, folio 14, page 6, schedule 37, inear the church, age 5.
  M iii Michael Baldock-1432 was christened on 13 Jun 1897 in Ashton, Northamptonshire, England.

BAPTISM from Parish Records NRO Ref 17p/3 no. 744.

CENSUS 1901 of Ashton, Northamptonshire, PRO ref RG13/1413, enumerator 2, folio 14, page 6, schedule 37, inear the church, age 3.

James Billingham-1434 was born before 1810 in , , England. He married Maria Sturges-1433 on 25 Dec 1828 in Ashton, Northamptonshire, England.

MARRIAGE from parish records, NRO ref 17p/4, no.194, listed here as of Northampton but possibly originally from the parish.

KNOWN first from baptism of two children, resident of Ashton. A shoe maker.

Maria Sturges-1433 was born about 1816 in , , England. She was buried on 7 Dec 1882 in Ashton, Northamptonshire, England. She married James Billingham-1434 on 25 Dec 1828 in Ashton, Northamptonshire, England.

MARRIAGE from parish records, NRO ref 17p/4, no.194, surname listed Sturges, but probably should be Sturgess.

KNOWN first from baptism of two children, resident of Ashton.

BURIAL from Ashton Parish Records, NRO Ref 17p/9 no. 558, aged 66, listed here as Mary.

They had the following children:

  F i Mary Ann Billingham-1435 was christened on 3 May 1829 in Ashton, Northamptonshire, England.

BAPTISM from Parish Records NRO Ref 17p/3 no. 173.
  M ii William Billingham-1436

Charles Blunt-659 [Parents] was christened on 18 Oct 1798 in Ashton, Northamptonshire, England. He was buried on 24 Jul 1873 in Ashton, Northamptonshire, England. He married Mary Cook-658 on 20 Nov 1817 in Ashton, Northamptonshire, England.

BAPTISM from Ashton parish records, NRO ref. 17p19, numbers not given here.

MARRIAGE from parish records, NRO ref 17p/4, no.170.

NOTE in 1835 when his father died his will named Charles as his son and heir. he was listed as of Fakenham, Norfolk and an excise man. Three years later in Indenture and Mortgage (ref. ZA 3899) he mortgages the land and cottages to Thomas Hawkes of Northampton, gentelman, for 100 years at 5% interest. This last agreement was redeemed in June 1878. There is a Charles Blunt of Ashton in 1870, assume this one above, receiving £150 mortgage from Richard Hawes in 1870 Ref ZA 3900 for the same number and type of property in Ashton described in his fathers will/settlements. All this information from Judith Langhorn.

CENSUS 1861 Ashton village, FHL film 0542722 Enumerator 2, folio 10 page 1, no 5. Age 62, his occupation is difficult to read, but I make it out as "superannuated plant revenue officer".

CENSUS 1871 Ashton, FHL film 838793 Enumerator 2, folio 57 page 7, no 40, Blunt's Cottages. Age 72, a retired revenue officer.

NOTE from baptism of children in 1822 listed as an excise man, in 1820 as a farmer.

BURIAL from Ashton Parish Records, NRO Ref 17p/9 no. 488, aged 74.

NOTE Judith Langhorn wrote "The final selling up of the Blunt property in Ashton, as above, seems to have taken place 22 Oct 1879 following the will of Charles Blunt. The trustees being William BLUNT of Clayton Heights, commercial traveller and Henry Weston of Hartwell, farmer the properties being bought by Henry
Wilding of Ashton, yeoman. The money was to be sent to Solicitors in Bradford, Yorks. No relationship is given for Charles and William. In the 1881 Census William H Blunt in Clayton Heights, Clayton, Yorks is given as born in Todmorton, Yorks. and is a book keeper, brewing. He has wife Martha ans daughter Charlotte and son Charles F. (good Blunt family names!)

Mary Cook-658 was born about 1800 in Ashton, Northamptonshire, England. She was buried on 23 Apr 1879 in Ashton, Northamptonshire, England. She married Charles Blunt-659 on 20 Nov 1817 in Ashton, Northamptonshire, England.

MARRIAGE from parish records, NRO ref 17p/4, no.170.

CENSUS 1861 Ashton village, FHL film 0542722 Enumerator 2, folio 10 page 1, no 5. Age 61.

CENSUS 1871 Ashton, FHL film 838793 Enumerator 2, folio 57 page 7, no 40, Blunt's Cottages. Age 71, no occupation given.

BURIAL from parish records, NRO ref 17p/9, no.531, aged 78

They had the following children:

  M i John Blunt-2347 was born about Jan 1818 in , Northamptonshire, England. He was buried on 18 Jun 1819 in Ashton, Northamptonshire, England.

BURIAL from Ashton Parish Records, NRO Ref 17p/9 no. 44, aged 1 year 6 months, parents named.
  M ii John Blunt-1442 was christened on 20 Feb 1820 in Ashton, Northamptonshire, England.

BAPTISM from Parish Records NRO Ref 17p/3 no. 69.
  F iii Charlotte Blunt-1443 was christened on 15 Oct 1822 in Ashton, Northamptonshire, England.

BAPTISM from Parish Records NRO Ref 17p/3 no. 102.
  M iv William H Blunt-572

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