Astell of Everton
ASTELL, RICHARD-WILLIAM, Esq. of Everton House, co. Huntingdon, lieut.-col. grenadier-guards; s. his father 7 March, 1847.
Lineage.-WILLIAM THORNTON, Esq., 2nd son of Godfrey Thornton, Esq. of Mogerhanger House, co. Beds (see family of THORNTON), b. 13 Oct. 1774; assumed by sign-manual the surname and arms of ASTELL in 1807. He m. 15 July, 1800, Sarah, only dau. of John Harvey, Esq. of Ickwellbury; in Beds, and of Finningly Park, co. York, and by her (who d. 15 May, 1841), has had issue,
RICHARD-WILLIAM, now of Everton House.
John-Harvey, H.E.I.C. factory at Canton, M.P. for Ashburton, b. in 1806; m. 1853, Annie-Emilia, dau. of Robert-Parry Nisbet, Esq., M.P.
Henry-Godfrey, m. Louisa-Maria, dau. of Major-General Wynyard, C.B.
Charles-Edward, a military officer.
Caroline, m. to the Rev. W.-H. Rooper, of Abbots Repton, Huntingdonshire, and is deceased.
Louisa, m. to Thomas St. Quintin, Esq., jun., of Hatley Park, in the co. Cambridge.
Mr. Astell was colonel of the Royal East India Volunteers, a director of the East India Company, and frequently filled the chair of the court. He d. 7 March, 1847.
Arms-Quarterly: 1st and 4th, gu., a lion, passant, per pale, or and arg., between four cross-crosslets, of the last, for ASTELL; 2nd, arg., on a chevron, gu., between three trees, ppr., three crosses patée-fitchée, arg., for THORNTON; 3rd, for GODIN.
Crests-1st, a cross-crosslet, or, entwined with a serpent vert; 2nd a lion's head, erased, purpure; round the neck a coronet, or.
Motto--Sub cruce glorior.
a.k.a. Burke's Landed Gentry, 1862