Askew History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Askew family

The surname Askew was first found in the county of Cumberland, however some of the family were found at Aughton in the East Riding of Yorkshire in early times.

"The church [of Aughton], the chancel of which was rebuilt in 1839, has a low embattled tower, built by Christopher, son of the unfortunate Robert Aske who was beheaded at York in the reign of Henry VIII., 1537, as a principal in the insurrection called the "Pilgrimage of Grace," occasioned by the suppression of the monasteries. On the chancel floor is a fine brass slab, on which are graven the effigies of Richard Aske and his lady, who died in the fifteenth century. Near the east bank of the river Derwent the moats and trenches of an ancient castle are still visible; and in the vicinity of the church is a large mound of earth, the site of the castellated mansion of the Aske family." [1]

Eske is a township, in the parish of St. John, Beverley, union of Beverley, N. division of the wapentake of Holderness, in the East Riding of Yorkshire. "This place, in Domesday Book Asche, derives its name from the British word signifying water. It was given at an early period to the collegiate church of St. John." [1]

Important Dates for the Askew family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Askew research. Another 141 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1350, 1590, 1911, 1521, 1546, 1540, 1438, 1450, 1558, 1590, 1641, 1624, 1596, 1654, 1618, 1668, 1659, 1550, 1616, 1616, 1671, 1618, 1668, 1659, 1619, 1689, 1650, 1699, 1685, 1699, 1699 and 1774 are included under the topic Early Askew History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Askew Spelling Variations

The name, Askew, occurred in many references, and from time to time, it was spelt Askey, Aske, Askew, Aiscough, Ayscoghe, Asker, Ayscough, Aiskey and many more.

Early Notables of the Askew family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Anne Askew (1521-1546), English poet and Protestant who was condemned as a heretic, the only woman to have been both tortured in the Tower of London and burnt at the stake; William Ayscough (or Aiscough), (died 1540), Bishop of Salisbury (1438-1450); Edward Ayscough (died 1558), cup-bearer to Henry VIII; Edward Ayscough (of Nuthall) (c.1590- c.1641), Member of Parliament for Stamford in 1624; Edward Ayscough (1596-c. 1654), Member of Parliament for Lincoln and Lincolnshire; Edward Ayscough (c.1618-1668), English Member of Parliament for Great Grimsby in 1659; Edward...
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Askew migration to the United States

The New World beckoned settlers from the Scottish-English borders. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Among the early settlers bearing the Askew surname who came to North America were:

Askew Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Askew, who settled in Cambridge, Massachusetts about the time of the "Mayflower," 1620
  • William Askew who settled in Virginia in 1623
  • Thomas Askew in Virginia in 1635
  • Tho Askew, aged 21, who landed in Virginia in 1635 [2]
  • John Askew, who landed in Maryland in 1641 [2]
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Askew Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • William Askew, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1728 [2]
  • Catherine and Charles Askew were late arrivals in 1730

Askew migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Askew Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • ? Askew, from Wandsworth, Surrey, England, who settled in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1920 [3]

Askew migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Askew Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • William Askew, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Ann" on August 1809, settling in New South Wales, Australia [4]

Askew migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Askew Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Eliza Askew, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Brougham" in 1842
  • William Askew, aged 43, a wheelwright, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Indus" in 1843
  • Elizabeth Askew, aged 38, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Indus" in 1843
  • John Askew, aged 19, a wheelwright, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Indus" in 1843
  • Thomas Askew, aged 16, a farm servant, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Indus" in 1843
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Contemporary Notables of the name Askew (post 1700)

  • Matthias Askew (b. 1982), American NFL and CFL football defensive tackle who played from 2004 to 2011
  • Bobby DeAngelo Askew Jr. (b. 1980), American former NFL football fullback who played from 2003 to 2009
  • Rayshawn Askew (b. 1979), American football player
  • John "Sonny" Askew (b. 1957), retired American soccer forward
  • Luke Askew (1932-2012), American actor best known for his role in the 1969 film Easy Rider
  • Reubin O'Donovan Askew (1928-2014), American politician, 37th Governor of the U.S. state of Florida
  • Vincent Jerome Askew (b. 1966), retired American professional basketball player
  • E. O. Askew, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1948 [5]
  • Benjamin Askew, American politician, Member of North Carolina State Senate 9th District, 1876-78 [5]
  • Augustus Holly Askew (1854-1926), American Democrat politician, Member of Tennessee State House of Representatives, 1903-05, 1907-09; Member of Tennessee State Senate, 1909-13 [5]
  • ... (Another 13 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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