ASHLEY, Robert (d.1432/3), of Budbury by Bradford-on-Avon, Wilts.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1386-1421, ed. J.S. Roskell, L. Clark, C. Rawcliffe., 1993
Available from Boydell and Brewer



Family and Education

4th but o. surv. s. of John Ashley by Edith, da. of John Talbot of Salisbury, Wilts.1 m. by Feb. 1418, Gillian (c.1393-1 Oct. 1476), da. and h. of Sir John Hamely* of Wimborne St. Giles, Dorset by his 2nd w., wid. of John Plecy (d.1416), of Shapwick Plecy, Dorset and Burton, Northants., 2s.

Offices Held

Commr. of inquiry, Hants, Wilts. bef. May 1411 (concealments); to assess a tax, Wilts. Apr. 1431.

Verderer, Pewsham and Melksham forests, Wilts. 2 Oct. 1414-d. , Blackmore May 1424- d.

Escheator, Hants and Wilts. 17 Dec. 1426-18 Nov. 1427.

Tax collector, Wilts. Dec. 1429.


In 1406 Edmund Ford* of Swainswick leased to Ashley and others various lands in the hundred of Berkeley, Gloucestershire. Ashley’s home, however, was across the border near Bradford in Wiltshire, he having inherited through his mother several properties in Trowbridge and elsew