Henry Hervey Aston

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Colonel Henry Hervey Aston (1759 – 23 December 1798) was an English cricketer who played for the Hambledon Club. He was at different times a member of both the Hambledon Club and Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC). A useful batsman, Aston made 13 known first-class appearances from 1786 to 1793 when his military duties took precedence.

In December 1793, Aston obtained a Lieutenant-colonelcy in the 12th Foot and afterwards went to Madras where in 1798 he fought a duel with Major Picton. Both fired into the air. Next day, in another duel, he was wounded by a new adversary, Major Allen, and after languishing about a week, he died on 23 December 1798.


Aston married Hon. Harriet Ingram-Shepherd, fourth daughter of Charles Ingram, 9th Viscount of Irvine and his wife Frances Shepherd, of Temple Newsam near Leeds, on 16 September 1789. They had two sons, Henry Charles Hervey-Aston and Sir Arthur Ingram Aston, and a daughter, Harriet, who married Lieut.-Col. Edmund Henry Bridgeman.[1]

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  1. Lodge, Edmund; Innes, Anne; Innes, Eliza; Innes, Maria (1860). The Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire. Hurst and Blackett. p. 79.
  • G B Buckley, Fresh Light on 18th Century Cricket, Cotterell, 1935
  • Arthur Haygarth, Scores & Biographies, Volume 1 (1744-1826), Lillywhite, 1862
  • H T Waghorn, The Dawn of Cricket, Electric Press, 1906