ASHLEY or ASTLEY, [SSNE 6918]
Captain Ashley (Astley?) served as a captain for a company in Sir Jacob Astley [SSNE 3842] regiment in the army of the James Marquis of Hamilton [SSNE 1348] which was destined for Swedish service in June 1630. He was permitted to recruit for his company in Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, Oxford and Berkshire. Given his name he was probably a relative of the Colonel.
Acts of the Privy Council of England, vol.46, 1630-1631, edited by P. A. Penfold (London: HMSO, 1964), p.378, 8 June 1631.