Barbara Ashby

1507–1598 (Age 91)
Quenby, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Barbara

When Barbara Ashby was born in 1507, in Quenby, Leicestershire, England, her father, George Ashby, was 52 and her mother, Parnel Digby, was 37. She married Robert Ashby II in 1537, in Quenby, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She died in 1598, in Quenby, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 91.

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Family Time Line

Barbara Ashby
Robert Ashby II
Marriage: 1537
William Nicholas Ashby
Dorothy Ashby
George Ashby Sr
Edward Ashby
Margeriam Ashby
Joyce Ashby
Robert Ashby

Spouse & Children

Quenby, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom


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Parents & Siblings

  • George Ashby


  • Female1470–Female



  • Female1507–1598Female

  • Charles Ashby


  • Male1515–Male



  • Tristam Ashby


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World Events (5)

1549 · Book of Common Prayer

Age 42

Book of Common Prayer, a product of the English Reformation, was published in 1549 for assistance in the administration of the sacraments and other rites and ceremonies of the church according to the use of the Church of England. The book outlined morning, evening, and communion prayers and orders for baptism and marriage, thus making England a truly Protestant state.
1558 · Act of Uniformity

Age 51

The Act of Uniformity was passed by the Parliament of England and required all people to go to church once a week. The consequence of not attending church was a fine of 12 pence, which was a considerable amount for a poor person.
1569 · State Lottery

Age 62

A State Lottery was recorded in 1569. The tickets were sold at St. Paul's Cathedral in London.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the numerous places in northern and eastern England called Ashby, from Old Norse askr ‘ash’ or the Old Norse personal name Aski + býr ‘farm’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Actual records that show who the correct parents of Elizabeth Ashby, daughter of Robert Ashby, of Quenby, & wife Barbara Ashby (maiden name)
  • The Visitation of the County of Leicestershire taken in 1619 by William Camden
  • The Visitation of the County of Leicester in the year 1619, taken by William Camden

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