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Politics & Public Life

Mary

Astell

1666

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1731

Philosopher and promoter of womens education

John

Astle


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Democratic Senator, Maryland, USA

Thomas

Astle

1735

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1803

Keeper of the Records in the Tower of London

William

Astle

1869

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1952

Editor of the Stockport Advertiser

Mary Astell (1666-1731) Philosopher and promoter of women's education

Mary Astell was an important model and inspiration to other eighteenth-century women writers and intellectuals. Her first book “A Serious Proposal to the Ladies (1694)”  helped to  establish her reputation as an intellectual and a writer.
Link to Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy.
Thomas Astle (1735-1803) Keeper of the Records in the Tower of London

Thomas Astle of Yoxall Staffordshire was a most notable Astle,  son of Daniel Astle, Keeper of the Forest of Needwood. Thomas was an antiquary, archivist and palaeographer. He was elected a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1763, and admitted as a fellow of the Royal Society in 1766. In 1783 he was appointed as Keeper of the Records in the Tower of London, and in 1784 published The Origin and Progress of Writing a major contribution to the literature of palaeography. He was also an indexer, and indexed the catalogue of the Harleian manuscripts (1759) and a catalogue of manuscripts and charters in the Cottonian Library (1777).
Link to Astle Manuscript and further details of his work.
William Astle (1869-1952) Editor of the Stockport Advertiser

William Astle O.B.E. J.P. was a Chief Reporter at the age of 19, and at 24 was the youngest newspaper editor in the country, responsible for seven weekly newspapers.
Biography pages from William Astle’s History of Stockport - 1 - 2