I am looking for connections to Margaret Ashurst, d/o Henry Ashurst b. abt 1625 Co Lancashire, England and Cassandra Bradshaw.Margaret married William Peter Sergeant of Pilkington, and Prestwich, Co Lancashire , England. Their son Peter Sergeant was Bailyn in New England.He was appointed a Commissioner of the Company of N. E. in 1698. He was also one of the Seven judges appointed by Sir William Phips, Governor of Salem MA, during the 1692 Salem Witch Trials. He was a very wealthy Merchant of Boston.
If anyone has any data about this Henry Ashurst, who was son of Major Henry Ashurst I would like to discuss the lineage. I beleive my ancestor Thomas Sargent was a nephew of Peter Sergeant. I have found these ties to the Ashursts and am very curious about the line.