Astley, Jacob, Sir, 3rd Baronet (1692 -1760)
Sir Jacob Astley was the only surviving son of Sir Philip Astley, 2nd Baronet, and Elizabeth daughter and heiress of Thomas Bransby of Caister Castle in Norfolk. Educated at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, where he was admitted as a Fellow Commoner in 1711, he succeeded his father in 1739. He married, firstly, in 1721, Lucy, second and younger daughter of Sir Nicholas L'Estrange, 4th Baronet of Hunstanton in Norfolk. They had two sons and one daughter. She died 25 July 1739, and he married, secondly, 1 May 1740, Judith, daughter of Isaac Watlington M.P., and widow of Gresham Page, of Saxthorpe, in Norfolk. On the death of his second wife on 7 March 1743, he married, thirdly, 14 July 1744, Sarah, eldest daughter and coheir of Christian Bedingfield, of Wighton in Norfolk. His descendant Sir Jacob Astley 6th Baronet was summoned to the House of Lords as Lord Hastings. G. Manners Astley, 20th Baron Hastings sold his library at Sotheby's 9 May 1893.