Francis Astle

Brief Life History of Francis

When Francis Astle was born on 2 February 1810, in Diseworth, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Astle, was 29 and his mother, Rachel King, was 33. He married Felicia Raynor on 21 March 1836, in Derby, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 13 December 1884, in Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Francis Astle
Felicia Raynor
Marriage: 21 March 1836
George Astle
Mary Astle
James Astle
James William Astle
Joseph Charles Astle Sr.
John Astle
Francis Thomas Astle

Sources (20)

  • Francis Astle, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • 1836 - Francis Astle, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • Francis Astle, "BillionGraves Index"

World Events (8)


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

1812 · War of 1812

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.


Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Cheshire called Astle, from Old English ēast ‘east’ + hyll ‘hill’. There may also have been some confusion with Asthall and Astley . Or occasionally this may be a topographic name denoting residence on an ‘east hill’ (from Middle English ast + hill or hull), i.e. a hill to the east of a settlement.

English: perhaps also a habitational name from Astwell, Northamptonshire, from Old English ēast ‘east’ + wielle ‘spring’.

English: habitational name from Asthall, Oxfordshire, from Old English ēast ‘east’ + halh ‘nook’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Story Highlight

Life Story of Francis Astle, written by his granddaughter, Sarah Astle Call

Francis was the son of James Spannons Astle and Rachel King. He was born 2 February 1810 at Diesworth, Leicestershire, England. His wife, Felicia Raynor, was born at Hucknall, Nottinghamshire, England …

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