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Sir Roger Aston (died 23 May 1612) of Cranford, Middlesex, was an English courtier and favourite of James VI of Scotland.

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Biography

Aston was a bastard son of Thomas Aston (died 1553).

Aston was a Gentleman of the Bedchamber (1587) to James VI of Scotland, (later James I of England) and Master of the Great Wardrobe to King James I in England. He held both positions until his death.

King James, by writ under the privy seal, in the 9th year of his reign (1611 or 1612), granted to Sir Roger's coat-armour, an augmentation out of the two national badges of England and Scotland: the rose or England, and the thistle of Scotland impaled, in a canton or, in regard of the marriage of Sir Roger with Mary (daughter of Andrew Stewart, Master of Ochiltree, who died during the life of his father Andrew Stewart, 2nd Lord Ochiltree), in Scotland.

Aston lies buried in St Dunstan's Church, Cranford, London in an ornate church monument.

Family

Aston married firstly Mary Stewart (died 11 April 1606), daughter Andrew Stewart, Master of Ochiltree (see above), with whom he had four daughters:Wotton 1741, p. 108

  • Margaret (23 December 1657), married Sir Gilbert Houghton, 2nd Baronet, of Houghton-Tower, in Lancashire.
  • Mary, married Sir Samuel Peyton, of Knowlton, in Kent.
  • Elizabeth, married Sir Robert Wingfield, of Upton, in Northamptonshire,
  • Anne, married Sir Thomas Perient, of Colchester, in Essex.
  • Afterwards Aston married secondly Cordelia, daughter of Sir John Stanhope and sister to the Earl of Chesterfield. They had one son who died in infancy.Wotton 1741, p. 108

    References

    Roger Aston Wikipedia


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