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