Ralph Assheton 1720/1-1758

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Ralph ASSHETON 1720/1-1758

Assheton's bookplate, British Museum Franks Collection 848

Biographical Note

Son of Ralph Assheton of Walton, Lancashire; later himself of Downham and Cuerdale. Matriculated at Balliol College, Oxford 1738, but did not graduate. He married Mary, daughter of Thomas Lister of Gisburne Park.


Assheton used an anonymous engraved armorial bookplate, impaling the arms of Assheton and Lister (Franks 848). The extent and disposition of his library are not known.


  • Foster, J., Alumni Oxonienses, Oxford, 1891.
  • Gambier Howe, E. R. J., Franks bequest. Catalogue of British and American book plates bequeathed ... by Sir Augustus Wollaston Franks, London, 1903-4.