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|Member of Parliament for Lancashire|
|Preceded by||Charles Gerard,Viscount Brandon|
|Succeeded by||The Hon. Fitton Gerard|
|Member of Parliament for Liverpool|
March 1677 –1679
|Preceded by||William Banks|
|Succeeded by||Ruisshe Wentworth|
|Born||11 February 1651|
|Died||3 May 1716 64) (aged|
|Spouse(s)||(1) Mary Vavasour;|
(2) Mary Hyde
|Relatives||Sir Ralph Assheton,1st Bt (father)|
Sir Ralph Assheton,3rd Bt (nephew)
|Residence(s)|| Middleton Hall |
Sir Ralph Assheton,2nd Baronet (11 February 1651 – 3 May 1716) of Middleton Hall   and Whalley Abbey,Lancashire,was an English landowner and politician who represented Liverpool (1677–79) and Lancashire (1694–98) as a Member of Parliament.
Baptised on 19 February 1651 in Middleton in Lancashire,he was the son of Sir Ralph Assheton,1st Baronet,of Middleton,and Anne Assheton,daughter of Sir Ralph Assheton,1st Baronet,of Great Lever. Assheton was educated at Brasenose College,Oxford,where he matriculated in 1668. In 1665,he succeeded to his father's baronetcy and in 1696,he inherited the family's estates in Downham near Whalley,Lancashire from his uncle Sir John Assheton,4th Baronet,of Lever. 
From March 1677 to 1679,Assheton was Member of Parliament (MP) for Liverpool and from 1694 to 1698 for Lancashire. He was a Justice of the Peace for Lancashire from 1675 to 1687 and from 1689 until his death. He died,aged 65,and was buried at Middleton. In the baronetcy,he was succeeded by his nephew,Sir Ralph Assheton,3rd Baronet,of Middleton. 
Assheton had a private book collection of some significance and works from his collection can be identified by the presence of his engraved bookplate. 
Assheton had married firstly Mary Vavasour,the daughter of Thomas Vavasour of Spaldington,Yorkshire,with whom he had one son (who predeceased him) and three daughters. He married,secondly,to Mary Hyde,the daughter of Robert Hyde of Denton,Lancashire.  His daughter Catherine Assheton (d.1728) married Thomas Lister (1688–1745).
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