Astle, Thomas, 1735-1803

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1735-12-22
Death 1803-12-01
Britons
English, French

Biographical notes:

Epithet: archivist and collector of books and manuscripts

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001187.0x0001ee

Antiquary and paleographer who wrote "The Origin and Progress of Writing" in 1784; was elected a fellow of the Royal Society in 1766; was made chief clerk of the Record Office in the Tower in 1775; and was made keeper of the records in 1783.

From the description of Astle correspondence, 1757-1803. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81960482

From the description of Astle correspondence, 1757-1803. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702146413

Antiquary and paleographer.

From the description of Letters, 1795-1797. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 36128177

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Subjects:

  • Language and languages--Grammars

Occupations:

  • Paleographers
  • Antiquarians

Places:

  • Mollington, counties Oxfordshire and Warwickshire (as recorded)
  • Ireland, Europe (as recorded)
  • Clofesho al. Clovesho, Mildenhall county Suffolk (as recorded)
  • Shottesham, Norfolk (as recorded)
  • Heronden, Kent (as recorded)
  • Harthill, Derbyshire (as recorded)
  • London, England (as recorded)
  • Drumclog, Lanarkshire (as recorded)
  • Norfolk, England (as recorded)
  • Hovingham, Yorkshire (as recorded)
  • Oxford, Oxfordshire (as recorded)
  • Folkestone, Kent (as recorded)
  • Sonning, Berkshire (as recorded)
  • Essex, England (as recorded)
  • Tettincglea, Kent (as recorded)
  • London, England (as recorded)
  • Wiggenhall St. Mary Magdalen, Norfolk (as recorded)
  • Edlingham, Northumberland (as recorded)
  • Bromley Great, Essex (as recorded)
  • Pompeii (Extinct city) (as recorded)
  • Kent, England (as recorded)
  • Canterbury, Kent (as recorded)
  • Colchester, Essex (as recorded)
  • Elwick, Northumberland (as recorded)
  • London, England (as recorded)
  • Ealdingtun, Kent (as recorded)
  • Hæsel-ersc, counties Kent and Sussex (as recorded)
  • Wilbraham, Cambridgeshire (as recorded)
  • London, England (as recorded)
  • Graveney, Kent (as recorded)
  • London, England (as recorded)
  • Leicestershire, England (as recorded)
  • Colchester, Essex (as recorded)
  • Devizes, Wiltshire (as recorded)
  • Glastonbury, Somerset (as recorded)
  • Salisbury, Wiltshire (as recorded)
  • River Severn, England (as recorded)
  • Swarling, Petham (as recorded)
  • New Romney, Kent (as recorded)
  • Scotland, Kingdom of, United Kingdom (as recorded)
  • Dublin, Ireland (as recorded)
  • Stowood Forest, Oxfordshire (as recorded)
  • Flanders, Belgium (as recorded)
  • Walton, Suffolk (as recorded)
  • West Wycombe, Buckinghamshire (as recorded)
  • Selby, Yorkshire (as recorded)
  • Canterbury, Kent (as recorded)
  • Great Marlow, Buckinghamshire (as recorded)
  • Challock, Kent (as recorded)
  • Alrewas, Staffordshire (as recorded)
  • Ruckinge, Kent (as recorded)
  • Isle of Thanet, Kent (as recorded)
  • Banbury, Oxfordshire (as recorded)
  • Hilton, Durham (as recorded)
  • Skipwith, East Riding of Yorkshire (as recorded)
  • Malmesbury, Wiltshire (as recorded)
  • Uddan-hom, Kent (as recorded)
  • Nottinghamshire, England (as recorded)
  • River Wantsum, Kent (as recorded)
  • Meredenn, Kent (as recorded)
  • Witchford Hundred, Cambridgeshire (as recorded)
  • Malplaquet, Belgium (as recorded)
  • Waylands-Stoke, Buckinghamshire (as recorded)
  • Derbyshire, England (as recorded)
  • Lyng, Norfolk (as recorded)
  • Sherrington, Buckinghamshire (as recorded)
  • Alveley, Essex (as recorded)
  • Langdon, Kent (as recorded)
  • River Tyne, United Kingdom (as recorded)
  • Waldridge, Buckinghamshire? (as recorded)
  • Shervey al. Schervey, Dumbarton (as recorded)
  • Helfreding-denn, Kent (as recorded)
  • Scotland, Kingdom of, United Kingdom (as recorded)
  • Wæfincg-mersc or Wæringmersc, New Romney (as recorded)
  • Frumesing-leah, Kent (as recorded)
  • Rainham, Kent (as recorded)
  • Lohderes-lea, Middlesex (as recorded)
  • Calton, Staffordshire (as recorded)
  • Windsor, Berkshire (as recorded)
  • London, England (as recorded)
  • Cambrai, France (as recorded)
  • River Cray, Kent (as recorded)
  • New Mexico, U.S.A. (as recorded)
  • Winchester, Hampshire (as recorded)
  • County Durham, England (as recorded)
  • Great Kimble, Buckinghamshire (as recorded)
  • Dagenham, Essex (as recorded)
  • Chalton, Hampshire (as recorded)
  • Brancepeth, Durham (as recorded)
  • Holtby, Yorkshire (as recorded)
  • London, England (as recorded)
  • Banbury, Oxfordshire (as recorded)
  • Woodstock, Oxfordshire (as recorded)
  • Staffordshire, England (as recorded)
  • Burstead, Essex (as recorded)
  • Henstill, Devon (as recorded)
  • Warwickshire, England (as recorded)
  • Canterbury, Kent (as recorded)
  • Prussia, Germany (as recorded)
  • Aldborough, West Riding of Yorkshire (as recorded)
  • Heworth, Durham (as recorded)
  • Edinburgh, Scotland (as recorded)
  • Watling Street, Middlesex (as recorded)
  • Hampstead, Middlesex (as recorded)
  • Leominster, Herefordshire (as recorded)
  • West Indies, America (as recorded)
  • London, England (as recorded)
  • Buckinghamshire, England (as recorded)
  • Raveningham, Norfolk (as recorded)
  • Appingland, Kent (as recorded)
  • Isle of Thanet, Kent (as recorded)
  • Cambridge, Cambridgeshire (as recorded)
  • Ickham, Kent (as recorded)
  • Wotton (?), Surrey (as recorded)
  • Stratford, Essex (as recorded)
  • Greenwich, Kent (as recorded)
  • Bishopsbourne, Kent (as recorded)
  • Wickham-Breaux, Kent (as recorded)
  • Harbledown, Kent (as recorded)
  • Hamburg, Germany (as recorded)
  • London, England (as recorded)
  • Ilketshall, Suffolk (as recorded)
  • Chelsea, Middlesex (as recorded)
  • Princes-Risborough, Buckinghamshire (as recorded)
  • Feversham, Kent (as recorded)
  • Combe, Kent (as recorded)
  • Netherlands, Europe (as recorded)
  • Ipswich, Suffolk (as recorded)
  • Halesowen, Shropshire (as recorded)
  • Great Kimble, Buckinghamshire (as recorded)
  • South Elmham, Suffolk (as recorded)
  • Culloden, Invernesshire (as recorded)
  • Barham, Kent (as recorded)
  • Guernsey, Channel Islands (as recorded)
  • Coldingham, Berwickshire (as recorded)
  • River Stour, Kent (as recorded)
  • Sandwich, Kent (as recorded)
  • Ireland, Europe (as recorded)
  • Edrom, Berwickshire (as recorded)
  • London, England (as recorded)
  • Rochester, Kent (as recorded)
  • Tuddenham, Suffolk (as recorded)
  • Winchester, Hampshire (as recorded)
  • Scotland, Kingdom of, United Kingdom (as recorded)
  • Liege, Belgium (as recorded)
  • Windsor, Berkshire (as recorded)
  • Aix La Chapelle, Germany (as recorded)
  • Congleton, Cheshire (as recorded)
  • Ellenborough, Cumberland (as recorded)
  • Kingston, Kent (as recorded)
  • Wieghelmestun, Kent (as recorded)
  • New England, America (as recorded)
  • Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire (as recorded)
  • Rome, Italy (as recorded)
  • Exeter, Devon (as recorded)
  • West Indies, America (as recorded)
  • Feversham, Kent (as recorded)
  • London, England (as recorded)
  • Bramfield, Suffolk (as recorded)
  • Waldershare, Kent (as recorded)
  • Melcombe Regis, Dorset (as recorded)
  • Minehead, Somerset (as recorded)
  • Reculver, Kent (as recorded)
  • Bapchild, Kent (as recorded)
  • Farleigh, Kent (as recorded)
  • Folkestone, Kent (as recorded)
  • Alton, Southampton (as recorded)
  • Billingham, Durham (as recorded)
  • Ely, Cambridgeshire (as recorded)
  • Scotland, Kingdom of, United Kingdom (as recorded)
  • Shrewsbury, Shropshire (as recorded)
  • Kingston-on-Thames, Surrey (as recorded)
  • Bristol, Gloucestershire (as recorded)
  • Roxeth, Middlesex (as recorded)
  • Lichfield, Staffordshire (as recorded)
  • Carlisle, Cumberland (as recorded)
  • Tong, Shropshire (as recorded)
  • Yarnton, Oxfordshire (as recorded)
  • Ipswich, Suffolk (as recorded)
  • Ireland, Europe (as recorded)
  • Horsley, Surrey (as recorded)
  • Eastrington, Yorkshire (as recorded)
  • London, England (as recorded)
  • Caterham, Surrey (as recorded)
  • Eastry, Kent (as recorded)
  • Hollingborne, Kent (as recorded)
  • Preston Candover, Hampshire (as recorded)
  • Narford, Norfolk (as recorded)
  • Battle, Sussex (as recorded)
  • Sulh, Middlesex (as recorded)
  • Gelderland, the Netherlands (as recorded)
  • North Carolina, America (as recorded)
  • Greenford, Middlesex (as recorded)
  • Pickering, North Riding of Yorkshire (as recorded)
  • Hereford, Herefordshire (as recorded)
  • Stanford, Kent (as recorded)
  • London, England (as recorded)
  • Norhamshire, Northumberland (as recorded)
  • Chelsea, Middlesex (as recorded)
  • Mereworth, Kent (as recorded)
  • London, England (as recorded)
  • Fotheringhay, Northamptonshire (as recorded)
  • Isle of Man, England (as recorded)
  • Stanburnan, Stanmore (as recorded)
  • Yoxall, Staffordshire (as recorded)
  • Pipernæsse, Kent (as recorded)
  • Buckinghamshire, England (as recorded)
  • Walmer, Kent (as recorded)
  • Normanton, Nottinghamshire (as recorded)
  • Crediton, Devon (as recorded)
  • Wansford, Northamptonshire (as recorded)
  • London, England (as recorded)
  • Weldon, Northamptonshire (as recorded)
  • Hendon, Middlesex (as recorded)
  • Reculver, Kent (as recorded)
  • Scotland, Kingdom of, United Kingdom (as recorded)
  • Rotherfield, Hampshire (as recorded)
  • Kingston, Kent (as recorded)
  • Spennymoor, Durham (as recorded)
  • Wales, United Kingdom (as recorded)
  • Romney Marsh, Kent (as recorded)
  • East Anglia, England (as recorded)
  • Lidingden, Kent (as recorded)
  • Chesterfield, Derbyshire (as recorded)
  • Creedy-Bridge, Devon (as recorded)
  • Lynn Regis, Norfolk (as recorded)
  • Adderbury, Oxfordshire (as recorded)
  • Sandhyrst, Kent (as recorded)
  • Wembley, Middlesex (as recorded)
  • Clapham, Surrey (as recorded)
  • Dean, Forest of, Gloucestershire (as recorded)
  • Howe, Norfolk (as recorded)
  • Eythorne, Kent (as recorded)
  • Paris, France (as recorded)
  • Cornwall, England (as recorded)
  • Yorkshire, England (as recorded)
  • Sandford, Devon (as recorded)
  • Saragossa, Spain (as recorded)
  • Bernay, Normandy (as recorded)
  • Derby, Derbyshire (as recorded)
  • Barford St. Martin, Wiltshire (as recorded)
  • Harkstead, Suffolk (as recorded)
  • Croyland, Lincolnshire (as recorded)
  • Eythorne, Kent (as recorded)
  • Mordon, Surrey (as recorded)
  • Simonside, Durham (as recorded)
  • River Stour, Kent (as recorded)
  • Ashford, Kent (as recorded)
  • Suffolk, England (as recorded)
  • River Stour, Kent (as recorded)
  • Holt, Norfolk (as recorded)
  • Colchester, Essex (as recorded)
  • Lancashire, England (as recorded)
  • Herefredingland, Middlesex (as recorded)
  • Bexley, Kent (as recorded)
  • Greatham, Durham (as recorded)
  • Isle of Thanet, Kent (as recorded)
  • County Durham, England (as recorded)
  • Yedding, Middlesex (as recorded)
  • Carlisle, Cumberland (as recorded)
  • Wolviston, Durham (as recorded)
  • Sanderstead, Surrey (as recorded)
  • Great Baddow, Essex (as recorded)
  • London, England (as recorded)
  • Bruges, Belgium (as recorded)
  • Dunblane, Perthshire (as recorded)
  • Canterbury, Province of, Kent (as recorded)
  • Lichfield, Staffordshire (as recorded)
  • Cradley, Herefordshire (as recorded)
  • Romney Marsh, Kent (as recorded)
  • Wichbold, Worcestershire (as recorded)
  • Harting, Sussex (as recorded)
  • Checkley, Staffordshire (as recorded)
  • Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire (as recorded)
  • Clofesho al. Clovesho, Mildenhall county Suffolk (as recorded)
  • Elmdon, Warwickshire (as recorded)
  • Heanheala, Essex (?) (as recorded)
  • Wales, United Kingdom (as recorded)
  • Andred-wood, Kent (as recorded)
  • Lingfield, Surrey (as recorded)
  • London, England (as recorded)
  • Bunwell, Norfolk (as recorded)
  • Bolton, Edlingham (as recorded)
  • Graveney, Kent (as recorded)
  • Great Marlow, Buckinghamshire (as recorded)
  • King's Sedgemoor, Somerset (as recorded)
  • Cotterstock, Northamptonshire (as recorded)
  • Ickham, Kent (as recorded)
  • Romney Marsh, Kent (as recorded)
  • Hunbealding-hola, Kent (as recorded)
  • Kingston-on-Hull, Yorkshire (as recorded)
  • Swale River, Kent (as recorded)
  • Dover, Kent (as recorded)
  • Winchester, Hampshire (as recorded)
  • River Trent, England (as recorded)
  • Northallerton, North Riding of Yorkshire (as recorded)
  • Ickham, Kent (as recorded)
  • Italy, Europe (as recorded)
  • Burnesstedes-denn, Kent (as recorded)
  • Essex, England (as recorded)
  • Essex, England (as recorded)
  • Pompeii (Extinct city) (as recorded)
  • Whepstead, Suffolk (as recorded)
  • Hassop, Derbyshire (as recorded)
  • Glastonbury, Somerset (as recorded)
  • Rainham, Essex (as recorded)
  • Virginia, U.S.A. (as recorded)
  • Tutbury, Staffordshire (as recorded)
  • Ballidon, Derbyshire (as recorded)
  • Theodoricesnad, Kent (as recorded)
  • Needwood Chase, Staffordshire (as recorded)
  • Isle of Man, England (as recorded)
  • Melfi, Italy (as recorded)
  • Boroughbridge, Yorkshire (as recorded)
  • Isle of Man, England (as recorded)
  • Flixton, Suffolk (as recorded)
  • Utrecht, the Netherlands (as recorded)
  • Hereford, Herefordshire (as recorded)
  • Needwood Chase, Staffordshire (as recorded)
  • Northallerton, North Riding of Yorkshire (as recorded)
  • Canterbury, Kent (as recorded)
  • Canterbury, Kent (as recorded)
  • Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire (as recorded)
  • Muggleswick, Durham (as recorded)
  • Clofesho al. Clovesho, Mildenhall county Suffolk (as recorded)
  • Great Chart, Kent (as recorded)
  • Yorkshire, England (as recorded)
  • Wiltshire, England (as recorded)
  • Ætingden, Kent (as recorded)
  • Yalding, Kent (as recorded)
  • London, England (as recorded)
  • Beaneccer, Kent (as recorded)
  • Kingston-on-Thames, Surrey (as recorded)
  • Rockingham, Northamptonshire (as recorded)
  • Somerset, England (as recorded)
  • Shotover Forest, Oxfordshire (as recorded)
  • Westerham, Kent (as recorded)
  • London, England (as recorded)
  • London, England (as recorded)
  • Needwood Chase, Staffordshire (as recorded)
  • Scotland, Kingdom of, United Kingdom (as recorded)
  • Mons, Belgium (as recorded)
  • Wimbledon, Surrey (as recorded)
  • Dean, Forest of, Gloucestershire (as recorded)
  • Wissett, Suffolk (as recorded)
  • Otterpoole, Kent (as recorded)
  • Deptford, Kent (as recorded)
  • London, England (as recorded)
  • Netherlands, Europe (as recorded)
  • Smeeth, Kent (as recorded)
  • Painswick, Gloucestershire (as recorded)
  • Maidenhead, Berkshire (as recorded)
  • Thurton, Norfolk (as recorded)
  • River Brent, Middlesex (as recorded)
  • Durham, England (as recorded)
  • Channel Islands, United Kingdom (as recorded)
  • Cley, Norfolk (as recorded)
  • Norberne, Norway (as recorded)
  • Staffordshire, England (as recorded)
  • Shipmeadow, Suffolk (as recorded)
  • Tamworth, Staffordshire (as recorded)
  • Lexden, Essex (as recorded)
  • Hoarcross, Staffordshire (as recorded)
  • Reculver, Kent (as recorded)
  • Paris, France (as recorded)
  • Cambrai, France (as recorded)
  • Scotland, Kingdom of, United Kingdom (as recorded)
  • Newborough, Staffordshire (as recorded)
  • Staffordshire, England (as recorded)
  • Yoxall, Staffordshire (as recorded)
  • Charing, Kent (as recorded)
  • Upwell, counties Cambridgeshire and Norfolk (as recorded)
  • Wickham-Skeith, Suffolk (as recorded)
  • Cheshire, England (as recorded)
  • Wratting, Suffolk (as recorded)
  • Neasdon, Middlesex (as recorded)
  • Bayonne, France (as recorded)
  • United States of America (as recorded)
  • Tamworth, Staffordshire (as recorded)
  • Mearces-fleote, Kent (as recorded)
  • Cambridge, Cambridgeshire (as recorded)
  • Pustingwere, Kent (as recorded)
  • Hordle, Hampshire (as recorded)
  • Scotland, Kingdom of, United Kingdom (as recorded)
  • Pompeii (Extinct city) (as recorded)
  • Brittany, France (as recorded)
  • Ash, Kent (as recorded)
  • Waltham Forest, Essex (as recorded)
  • Kingsclere, Hampshire (as recorded)
  • Colchester, Essex (as recorded)
  • Ely, Cambridgeshire (as recorded)
  • Barham, Kent (as recorded)
  • York, Yorkshire (as recorded)
  • Thong, Kent (as recorded)
  • Nettlestead, Kent (as recorded)
  • Elmstead, Kent (as recorded)
  • Berwick, Lympne (as recorded)
  • London, England (as recorded)
  • Northbourne, Kent (as recorded)
  • Buttsbury, Essex (as recorded)
  • Liverpool, England (as recorded)
  • Selsdon, Surrey (as recorded)
  • Melbourne, Cambridgeshire (as recorded)
  • Wells, Somerset (as recorded)
  • Portland, Dorset (as recorded)
  • Tutbury, Staffordshire (as recorded)
  • Lanchester, Durham (as recorded)
  • Pustingwere, Kent (as recorded)
  • Suidberhtincg-lond, Kent (as recorded)
  • Ireland, Europe (as recorded)
  • Salisbury, Wiltshire (as recorded)
  • Hamburg, Germany (as recorded)
  • Norfolk, England (as recorded)
  • London, England (as recorded)
  • Derbyshire, England (as recorded)
  • Lydd, Kent (as recorded)
  • Lyminge, Kent (as recorded)
  • Horton, Kent (as recorded)
  • Cliff-at-Hoo, Kent (as recorded)
  • Armingford Hundred, Cambridgeshire (as recorded)
  • Northwold, Norfolk (as recorded)
  • Edgware, Middlesex (as recorded)
  • Luston, Herefordshire (as recorded)
  • Mettingham, Suffolk (as recorded)
  • Rochester, Kent (as recorded)
  • Cadiz, Spain (as recorded)
  • Staffordshire, England (as recorded)
  • Neuchâtel, Principality of, Switzerland (as recorded)
  • Basing House, Southton (as recorded)
  • Northumberland, England (as recorded)
  • Suffolk, England (as recorded)
  • Reading, Berkshire (as recorded)
  • Dun-ualing-dænn, Kent (as recorded)
  • Dover, Kent (as recorded)
  • Langdon, Kent (as recorded)
  • Thetford, counties Norfolk and Suffolk (as recorded)
  • Ruxford, Devon (as recorded)
  • Little Chart, Kent (as recorded)
  • Kingston, Kent (as recorded)
  • Ackhanger, Cheriton, Kent (as recorded)
  • Cannock, Staffordshire (as recorded)
  • Watling Street, Middlesex (as recorded)
  • Aylestone, Leicestershire (as recorded)
  • Dover, Kent (as recorded)
  • Plumstead, Kent (as recorded)
  • Weymouth, Dorset (as recorded)
  • Icknield-way, England (as recorded)
  • Ecclestone, Lancashire (as recorded)
  • Ensham, Oxfordshire (as recorded)
  • Mells, Suffolk (as recorded)
  • Lyminge, Kent (as recorded)
  • Knowle, Kent (as recorded)
  • Ghent, Flanders (as recorded)
  • Colchester, Essex (as recorded)
  • Isle of Wight, England (as recorded)
  • Honybryge, Wiltshire (as recorded)
  • Gatton, Surrey (as recorded)
  • Scotland, Kingdom of, United Kingdom (as recorded)
  • Ramsbury, Wiltshire (as recorded)
  • London, England (as recorded)
  • Windsor, Berkshire (as recorded)
  • Godmersham, Kent (as recorded)
  • Cooling, Kent (as recorded)
  • Preston, Durham (as recorded)
  • Scotland, Kingdom of, United Kingdom (as recorded)
  • Rochester, Kent (as recorded)
  • Betstile, Colney Hatch (as recorded)
  • Sherburn, Durham (as recorded)
  • Great Chart, Kent (as recorded)
  • Kent, England (as recorded)
  • Windsor, Berkshire (as recorded)
  • Tunis, Tunisia (as recorded)
  • Jersey, Channel Islands (as recorded)
  • Netherlands, Europe (as recorded)
  • Longdon, Staffordshire (as recorded)
  • Sherrifmuir, Perthshire (as recorded)
  • Brickendon (?), Hertfordshire (as recorded)
  • Coventry, Warwickshire (as recorded)
  • Chaldon, Surrey (as recorded)
  • Flanders, Belgium (as recorded)
  • Newborough, Staffordshire (as recorded)
  • Howden, Yorkshire (as recorded)
  • Leicestershire, England (as recorded)
  • Ormskirk, Lancashire (as recorded)
  • Peaces-dele, Derbyshire (as recorded)
  • Colchester, Essex (as recorded)
  • Dunning, Perthshire (as recorded)
  • Essex, England (as recorded)
  • Yorkshire, England (as recorded)
  • Belle Île, Morbihan (as recorded)