Lives of the fellows

Peter Aschton

b.? d.?
MD FRCP(1542)

Peter Aschton, M.D., was admitted a Fellow of the College 3rd April, 1542, and was appointed Censor in 1543. In the grant of arms to the College by Christopher Barker, Garter, 20th September, 1546, he is twice mentioned as “Maister of the Chauncery.” Dr. Aschton was the son of Peter Aschton, of Old Weston, co. Huntingdon, was in holy orders and became rector of the church of Houghton and Witton, in Huntingdonshire, and, as is stated in the pedigree of his family, “one of the Masters in Chancery in the time of Henry VIII.” (1)

William Munk

[(1) Nicholl’s Leceistershire, vol. iv, part 1, p.370.]

(Volume I, page 34)

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