John Ashburnham  24,25
- Born: 1603
- Marriage: Elizabeth Kenn  [L4WL-6GV] about 1614
- Died: 15 Jun 1671 at age 68
FamilySearch ID: LHJ7-WHK.
John Ashburnham was born in 1603.3 He was the son of Sir John Ashburnham and Elizabeth Beaumont, Baroness of Cramond .2 He married, firstly, Frances Holland , daughter of William Holland .2 He married, secondly, Elizabeth Kenn , daughter of Christopher Kenn .2 He died on 15 June 1671.1 He was buried at Ashburnham Church, Ashburnham, Sussex, England .2
John Ashburnham held the office of Groom of the Bedchamber to King Charles I.1 He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Hastings in 1640.2 In 1646 he was the only person who attended King Charles I when the latter left Oxford.2 Between 1647 and 1658 he was imprisoned in the Tower by Cromwell.2 He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Sussex after 1660.2 He held the office of Groom of the Bedchamber to King Charles II.2 He lived at Ashburnham, Sussex, England .2 He received his bas mitzvah; Dictionary of National Biography.3
1. G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume I, page 271. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
2. L. G. Pine, The New Extinct Peerage 1884-1971: Containing Extinct, Abeyant, Dormant and Suspended Peerages With Genealogies and Arms (London, U.K.: Heraldry Today, 1972), page 13. Hereinafter cited as The New Extinct Peerage.
3. Matthew H.C.G., editor, Dictionary of National Biography on CD-ROM (Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press, 1995), reference "Ashburnham, John, 1603-1671". Hereinafter cited as Dictionary of National Biography.
Noted events in his life were:
• Acceded: Ashburnham.
John married Elizabeth Kenn  [L4WL-6GV] [MRIN: 711], daughter of Christopher Kenn  [LHR1-J65] and Florence  [LHF3-YW4], about 1614. (Elizabeth Kenn  [L4WL-6GV] died on 22 Nov 1632.)