ASHBY, Shukburgh (1724-92), of Quenby Hall, Leics.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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14 Feb. - 25 Mar. 1784

Family and Education

b. 6 Oct. 1724, 1st s. of Shukburgh Ashby of Quenby by Mary, da. and h. of Nathaniel Cradock of Cossington, Leics. educ. Balliol, Oxf. 1 June 1742.  m. c.1746, Elizabeth, da. and h. of Richard Hinde of Cold Ashby, Northants., 2da.

Offices Held

Sheriff, Leics. 1758-9.


Ashby was returned on the interest of the corporation and, in accordance with its inclination, supported Pitt. Although popular in the town he declined a contest in 1784.1

He died 28 Jan. 1792.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: I. R. Christie


  • 1. Northampton Merc. 5 Apr. 1784.