ASKE, John (b.1564), of Aughton, Yorks.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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Family and Education

b. 1564, 1st s. of Robert Aske of Aughton by Elizabeth, da. of Sir John Dawney. educ. Howden and Kirby Hill sch.; Caius, Camb. 1579. m. Christina or Christian, da. of Sir Thomas Fairfax of Denton and Nun Appleton by Dorothy, da. of George Gale, wid. of John Rokeby of Sandal, 1s.

Offices Held


The Askes of Aughton were descended from those of Aske in the North Riding and first appeared in the East Riding in the fourteenth century. Aske himself was a grand nephew of the Robert Aske hanged after the Pilgrimage of Grace. Practically nothing is known about him. His name does not appear in the 1593 parliamentary journals, but as knight for Yorkshire he could have chosen to serve on committees concerned with the subsidy (26 Feb.), legal matters (9 Mar.), kerseys (14, 15, 23 Mar.) and weirs (28 Mar.).

His father owned a great deal of property which Aske must have inherited, but he sold the manor of Aughton to Sir John Dawney in 1595, and is said to have sold all his other lands. In this connexi