Bolingbroke, was father of Sir Robert Chernocke, created bart. by Charles II. in 1661, whose wife Audrey Villiers, was niece to the first duke of Buckingham.
ASHMALL, Ferdinand, born Jan. 9, 1695, son of Thomas Ashmall, Esq., of Amerston, co. Durham. The family name was originally Asmall, and was seated at Asmall, near Ormskirk, co. Lancaster. Ferdinand s grandfather was the first to settle at Amerston, his wife being Dorothy, dau. of Ferdinand Huddleston, of Millom Castle, co. Cumberland, Esq. Admitted Aug. 9, 1711; alumnus May 23, 1715; ord. priest, and left for English mission Apr. 25, 1723. For about four years was chaplain to Miss Mary Salvin, in Old Elvet, Durham, but in consequence of ill health retired to his father s house at Amerston, and attended to wants of Catholics in that district. There remained till 1744, when succeeded Mr. John Debord alias Davison (who removed to Salwick Hall, Lancashire) to the mission at Newhouse, Esh, near Durham, where spent remainder of days, and died Feb. 5, 1698, aged 104. He was buried within the communion rails of Esh chapel. One or two other members of his family lived to be almost centenarians. Two of his uncles were priests, Ferdinand and John, both educated and ordained at the English College, at Rome. Ferdinand, born 1651, was chaplain to the Earl of Derwentwater, at Dilston, for many years, but died Apr. 12, 1712, at Old Elvet, Durham, where he contributed largely to the erection of the priest s house, and left the residue of his property to the fund for the maintenance of the incumbent. John, born 1653, lived several years as chaplain in the Salvin family, and died in Durham about 1706.
ASHTON, Charles, born March 8, 1769, son of Thomas Ashton, of Dutton Lodge, co. Chester, Esq., (of the ancient family of Ashton of Croston, co. Lancaster), by Anne Massey, his wife; confirmed by Bp. Matt. Gibson; went Sedgley Park School, 1785; admitted Oct. 10, 1792; ord. priest; died in the College, July 22, 1797.
ASTON, Nicholas, born Staffordshire, probably younger son of Sir Walter Aston, of Tixall, arrived at the English College, Rheims, Oct. 9, 1589, and assumed the alias of Anthony Walwyn, probably after some relative; received tonsure, Aug. 18, 1590; left for English Seminary at Valla-