THE KINGS CANDLESTICKS Alston Family History

Descendants of John Alston of Newton by Sudbury Suffolk


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799. Sir Horatio (Horace) MANN 2nd Bart. [2914] (Galfridus MANN of Egerton Kent612, Robert MANN of Linton KEN423, Elizabeth ALSTON228, William of Woodbridge87, William of Siam Hall41, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) died on 2 Apr 1814.

General Notes:
Known as Sir Horace to distinguish himself from his Uncle he was M.P. for Sandwich. He succeeded to the Baronetcy in 1786 on the death of his Uncle, it expired at his death. He became a famous Kentish magnate, and was a strong supporter of the Hambledonian Cricketers.

Horatio married Lady Lucy NOEL [2915], daughter of Baptist NOEL 4th Earl of Gainsborough [2916], in 1765.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 957 F    i. Lucy MANN [2917] .

+ 958 F    ii. Emily MANN [2919] .

+ 959 F    iii. Harriet MANN [2921] .

800. Alice MANN [2923] (Galfridus MANN of Egerton Kent612, Robert MANN of Linton KEN423, Elizabeth ALSTON228, William of Woodbridge87, William of Siam Hall41, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 31 May 1739.

Alice married ALTHORPE Esq. [2924].

801. Sarah MANN [2925] (Galfridus MANN of Egerton Kent612, Robert MANN of Linton KEN423, Elizabeth ALSTON228, William of Woodbridge87, William of Siam Hall41, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in 1740.

General Notes:
Sarah did not marry

802. Catherine MANN [2926] (Galfridus MANN of Egerton Kent612, Robert MANN of Linton KEN423, Elizabeth ALSTON228, William of Woodbridge87, William of Siam Hall41, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in 1742.

Catherine married James CORNWALLIS 4th Earl Cornwallis [2927].

General Notes:
James was also Lord Bishop of Lichfield and Coventry. His Arms: Sable guttee deau mafes, argent, three cornish choughs, proper.


The child from this marriage was:

+ 960 M    i. James CORNWALLIS 5th Earl Cornwallis [2928] was born on 20 Sep 1778 and died on 21 May 1852 aged 73.

803. Eleanor MANN [2940] (Galfridus MANN of Egerton Kent612, Robert MANN of Linton KEN423, Elizabeth ALSTON228, William of Woodbridge87, William of Siam Hall41, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

Eleanor married Thomas POWIS [2941].

804. TORIANO [2909] (Eleanor MANN613, Robert MANN of Linton KEN423, Elizabeth ALSTON228, William of Woodbridge87, William of Siam Hall41, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

805. George Talbot Hatley FOOTE of Malling Abbey. [2942] (Mary MANN614, Robert MANN of Linton KEN423, Elizabeth ALSTON228, William of Woodbridge87, William of Siam Hall41, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) died in 1821.

806. John FOOTE [2943] (Mary MANN614, Robert MANN of Linton KEN423, Elizabeth ALSTON228, William of Woodbridge87, William of Siam Hall41, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

General Notes:
John was a banker in London. They had issue.

John married Eleanor MARTIN [2944], daughter of Jos MARTIN [2945].

807. William ALSTON [2961] (William of Bramford617, Samuel of Bramford431, Samuel of Marlsford230, William of Woodbridge87, William of Siam Hall41, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 8 Jan 1728/29 in Bildeston SFK, died in 1799 aged 70, and was buried on 14 Jan 1799 in St Oswalds Durham.

General Notes:
Alston William son and heir apparent of William Alston of Bramford Suffolk arm. 2 Nov 1747 (f.1455) bap. Bilderston 8 Jan 1729.
Ref: Collectanea Genealogica Pt. II July 1881. Col. Chesters Gray's Inn Admissions 1521-1881. NZSOG - 2014.

William was a Barrister-at-Law of the Middle Temple, then Rector of Lofthouse in Cleveland co York. Will dated 25 Dec 1795, proved at York 7 Nov 1799. He died s.p.

Gray's Inn Register, 1521-1887.
Alston (William), son and heir of William, of Bramford, Suffolk, Esq.
College:Pembroke: Adm. pens. at Pembroke, June 17, 1745. Perhaps William, s. and h. of William, of Bramford, Suffolk; adm. at Gray's Inn, Nov. 2, 1747, age 17.
Alumni Cantabrigienses. Ancestry.
Alstoniana Pg 349

Register of Admissions to Middle Temple. (NZSOG Auckland)
22 Apr 1751 William Alston (Admitted Grays Inn 2 Nov 1747) son and heir of William Alston, of Bramford, Suffolk, Esq., called 23 Nov 1753.

Loraine Family Archive, Ipswich R.O. Ref. HA61
Loraine family of Bramford, Suffolk
17 Jan 1756. Lease for 21 years @ L69 p.a. (and L6 p.a. for copyhold part) by Wm. Alston Esq. of Ipswich to Abraham Simpson, yeoman, of Bramford of messuage etc. in Bramford called Tye Farm occupied by Abraham Simpson. HA61/436/964

Bundle marked: "No. 22A. Ancient writings. Part late Alston's. A.D. 1648 to 1721. Sickamore House Farm, Tye Farm, Brown's Farm and land adjacent in Bramford and Blakenham Parva - purchased by N. Acton from W. Alston in 1771. HA61/436/568-590

Bundle marked: "No.22B. Ancient writings to late Alston's, A.D. 1751-1771. Sycamore House Farm, Tye Farm, Browne's Farm, etc. in Bramford and Blakenham Parva purchased by N. Acton from W. Alston in 1771. HA61/436/246-259

14 Aug 1751. Assignment of mortgage (for L200.5.0) by Elizabeth Groome, widow and executrix of John Groome, gent. of Ipswich, who was son and executor of Jn. Groome, lynnin weaver, of Ipswich (With consent of Wm. Alston, gent. of Bramford, son and heir of Wm. Alston who was son and heir of Samuel Alston) to Jacob Brand Esq. of Polstead, Suffolk (in trust for Wm. Alston) of messuages and land in Bramford, Blakenham and Baylham (occupied by John Goss, Samuel Ashton, Edmund Garrard and Elizabeth Mole in 1710) viz:- capital messuage, Sicklemore House (occupied by John Goss 1711), messuage and lands, Sicklemore Farm (occupied by Samuel Alston 1711), Tye Farm (occupied by Edmund Garrard 1711), Bullen Farm (occupied by John Barlett 1711) - all property of Samuel Alston in Bramford, Blakenham Parva and Flowton. HA61/436/246

22 Dec 1762. Lease for 12 years @ L110 p.a. by Wm. Alston Esq. of Middle Temple to Martin Cobbald, farmer, of Bramford of messuage, etc. in Bramford & Lt. Blakenham called Sickamore House occupied by Martin Cobbald. HA61/436/968

11 Jan 1764. Lease for 12 years (but copyhold from year to year for 12 years) @ L107.2.0. p.a. by Wm. Alston Esq. of Middle Temple to Ambrose Browne, farmer, of Bramford of messuage, etc. in Bramford and Bramford Field, Cross Close (except chalk pit), Gt. Bloodhill, Further Bloodhill, Gt. Fenn, Colt Fenn, Seven Acre Fenn, Three Acre Fenn and tiled barn now occupied by Martin Cobbald - occupied by Ambrose Browne. HA61/436/973

26 June 1765. Attested copy of lease and release by Wm. Alston Esq. of Gt. Queen St., Lincoln's Inn Fields to Robert Want, gent. of Symonds Inn
For purpose of common recovery by Thomas Rawlinson of Cannon St., London, gent., of messuage and farm in Bramford and Blakenham on the Hill (occupied by Martin Cobbald), messuage and farm in Bramford (occupied by Ambrose Brown), messuage and farm in Bramford (occupied by Abraham Simpson), Bullen Wood, Bramford (occupied by Wm. Alston), Moiety (Wm. Alston's) of manor of Bildeston, patronage of Bildeston church, fairs, markets, tolls, Fair House, Market House, shambles, shops (occupied by Wm. Alston, Wm. Beale Brand Esq. and Thomas Covill, carpenter), of market and fair stalls there, of site of Bildeston Hall with gardens, etc. (occupied by George Chaplin), of Hall Farm in Bildeston, Chelsworth and Hitcham, Suffolk (occupied by George Chaplin), of farm, etc. in Bildeston (occupied by Joseph Stebbing), of Butt Meadow, Bildeston (occupied by Thomas Pilgrim). 24 & 25 June 1765.
Attested copy of exemplification of common recovery by Thomas Rawlinson against Robert Want (who calls Wm. Alston to vouch to warranty) of above estates. HA61/436/247

Bundle marked: No.2. Old writings A.D.1605 to 1771.
6 Sept 1766. Assignment for remainder of 100 year and 2000 year terms of Tye Farm, Bramford by William Beale Brand, Esq., Polstead, Suffolk, executor of father, late Jacob Brand, who held it in trust for William Alston, Esq. of Bramford to Elijah Impey Inner Temple, having trust for John Dunning. Recital of earlier transactions:- Property in Bramford, Blakenham and Baylham, Suffolk - descended from Joseph Alston through Dame Mary Hanmer, wife of Sir John Hanmer, Bt. of Hanmer Hall, Flint, daughter and heir, then to Samuel Alston & to grandson and heir of Samuel Alston, William Alston. HA61/436/142

5 & 6 Sept 1766. Mortgage for L500 (by lease and release) by William Alston, Esq. of Bramford to John Dunning, Esq. of Middle Temple of Tye Farm, Bramford. - ref. HA61/436/143

1 March 1768. Feoffment (for L206.4.0) by Nath. Acton Esq. of Bramford, Suffolk. Acting through his attorney Samuel Kilderbee, gent. of Ipswich to Wm. Alston Esq. of Bramford at quit rent of L1.18.0 p.a. (and as relief at death) to Nath. Acton, Lord of the Manor of 4 acres in Bushy Field, 41/2 acres in Tye Field (lately occupied by Sam. Clemens), 2 acres The Spong, 13 acres (3 pieces) in Tyecatlands, 1 acre 1 rood 20 perches on Justice Street, 21/2 acres, 1 acre 1 rood 20 perches, 3 roods (formerly Dudley Hill) now Broom Hill. HA61/436/248

2 & 3 Dec 1768. Lease and release (for L152.7.0) by Wm. Alston Esq. of Bramford to Nath. Acton Esq. of Bramford of property in Bramford HA61/436/249

12 Sept 1770. Agreement and copy thereof
1) Wm. Alston Esq. of Bramford to convey to Nath. Acton Esq. of Bramford for L12,000 plus value of timber by next Michaelmas all freehold in Bramford, Blakenham Parva and Flowton and all copyhold held of manors of Normans and Beverlies and Lovetofts in Bramford.
2) Nath. Acton to pay by instalments as stated.
3) Wm. Alston to have income and outgoings to Michaelmas.
4) Fine at Alston's expense if necessary.
Signed for Nath. Acton by George Morgan. HA61/436/250

1771. Pedigree of the Alston Family - relating to estates at Bramford purchased by the late Mr. Acton's father in 1771, with note of parties to indentures. HA61/436/253. Copy on file 2011

25 & 26 March 1771. Lease and release (for L12,900.10.0) by Wm. Alston, Esq., late of Bramford, and wife Mary. (with consent of Nath. Acton Esq. and George Morgan, gent., both of Bramford) to Nath. Acton Esq. of Bramford and Sir John Rous, Bt. of Henham Hall, Suffolk (as agreed 12 Sept. 1770) (part by Rous in trust for Acton, and Alston to levy a fine and procure admissions to copyholds) of messuage, farm, etc. in Bramford and Lt. Blakenham (occupied by Martin Cobbold), messuage, farm, etc. in Bramford (occupied by Ambrose Browne), messuage, farm, etc. in Bramford (occupied by Abraham Simpson), Bullen Wood, Bramford (occupied by Alston himself), Cobbold's Grove, Bramford, copyhold of manors of Bramford, Normans and Beverlies: 1 acre land, 9 acres marsh (called Polstead), 1 piece land (in Bramford Field) - to which Alston admitted 21 Oct. 1749 Two halves of final concord between Acton and Rous and Alston and wife (for lands as above) for 4 messuages, 4 gardens, 500 acres land, 100 acres meadow, 100 acres pasture, 40 acres wood, etc. in Bramford, Blakenham Parva (or on-the-Hill) and Flowton. In 8 days of Purification of Mary 1771. HA61/436/254
26 March 1771. Copy of release - HA61/436/254 - HA61/436/255

26 March 1771. Deed of covenant by Wm. Alston Esq. and wife to Nath. Acton Esq. of Bramford to produce in support of title (to property purchased by Acton from Alston, even date) as required, following deeds:-
1) 24 & 25 June 1765. Lease and release tripartite: Wm. Alston, Robert Want of Symond's Inn and Thomas Rowlinson of Cannon St., London.
2) Trinity Term, 1765. Exemplification of recovery. Rowlinson: demandant, Want: tenant and Alston: vouchee. HA61/436/256

27 March 1771. Mortgage (for L8000.10.0) by Nathaniel Acton Esq. of Bramford and Sir John Rous, Bart. of Henham Hall, his trustee, to Mary Bourne, spinster, of Grosvenor St. in St. Georges, Hanover Square of property purchased on previous day. Deed (endorsed on second sheet of mortgage indenture) of termination of mortgage by payment of L185.14.6 from Acton to Mary Bourne dated 14 Oct. 1778. HA61/436/257

27 March 1771. Assignment of mortgage (Tye Farm, etc., Bramford and other property for terms of 1000 and 2000 years) by Wm. Beale Brand Esq. of Polstead (executor of father Jacob Brand) At request of Wm. Alston Esq. of Bramford, Nath. Acton Esq. of Bramford and Sir John Rous, Bart. of Henham Hall and at nomination of Mary Bourne of Grosvenor St.) and by Elijah Impey Esq. of Inner Temple (with approbation of John Dunning, Esq. of Lincoln's Inn at request of Alston, Acton and Rous and at nomination of Mary Bourne to Daniel Fox, gent. of the Chancery Office in trust for Mary Bourne for better securing repayment and interest on L8000. HA61/436/258

28 March 1771. Counterpart of HA61/436/257 (without endorsement of termination of mortgage). Bond for L16,000 by Nath. Acton Esq. of Bramford to Mary Bourne, spinster, of Grosvenor St. to secure L8,400. Letter of Nath. Acton to Mary Bourne requesting payment of L8000 to Wm. Alston Esq. HA61/436/259

6 July 1771. Copy of roll of manor of Bramford. Absolute surrender by Wm. Alston Esq., late of Bramford, and wife Mary to Nath. Acton Esq. of Bramford all copyhold held of this manor. HA61/436/251

6 July 1771. Copy of the roll of manor of Normans and Beverlies. Absolute surrender by Wm. Alston, Esq., late of Bramford, and wife Mary to Nath. Acton Esq. of Bramford of all copyhold held of this manor. HA61/436/252

26 March 1771. Mortgages - property in Bramford, Lt. Blakenham and Flowton, viz. messuage, etc. occupied by Geo. Morgan, messuage, etc. occupied by Jas. Turner, messuage, etc. occupied by Abraham Simpson, Bullen Wood and Cobbold's Grove - purchased by Nath. Acton of Wm. Alston. 6 Dec. HA61/436/983

22 & 23 March 1771. Lease and release by John Dunning, Esq. of Lincoln's Inn to William Alston Esq. of Bramford for L500 and interest (i.e. termination of mortgage) of Tye Farm, Bramford. HA61/436/144

25 & 26 Mar 1771. Management of Estate and general papers, abstract of lease and release for L12,900 by Wm. Alston, Esq. of Bramford and wife Mary to Nath. Acton and Sir John Rous of property in Bramford, etc. HA61/436/1185

An incomplete entry in the Alumni Cantabrigenses Pt 1 to 1751 378.42 659. reads:
Alston ----- Adm. pens. at Pembroke 17 Jun 1745 ; Perhaps William son & Heir of William of Bramford SFK; Admitted at Grays Inn 2 Nov 1747 ( Law List PRO) age 17.

Alston Will proved at York
William Alston, of Bow Lane, in or near the city of Durham, clerk, by his will dated 24th Decr. 1795, mentions his nephew George Chrishop, and gives to him, his heirs and assigns, &c., all his real and personal estate whatsoever, relying on the said George Chrishop to take care of his (Chrishop's) mother, brothers and sisters, appoints the said George Chrishop sole executor.
W. ALSTON.
Witnesses : Antony Douthwaite, Thomas Farmer, Ralph Dent.
Proved 7th Novr., 1799, by George Chrishop the sole executor.
Reg. 143, fo. 157.

William married Mary CHRISTROP [2962], daughter of J CHRISTROP of Stanidron Durham. [2963], in Rheims France. Mary was buried on 28 Dec 1795 in St Oswalds Durham.

808. Thomas ALSTON [2964] (William of Bramford617, Samuel of Bramford431, Samuel of Marlsford230, William of Woodbridge87, William of Siam Hall41, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 24 Oct 1732 in Bildeston SFK, died in 1771 in Clayton aged 39, and was buried on 27 Jul 1771 in Bramford SFK.

General Notes:
Thomas was a pupil of Woodbridge Grammer School from Jan 12 1742-1743. From publised list, Ipswich Journal 25 May 1880

Thomas was mentioned in his fathers will as being under 21. He died s.p.

809. Joseph ALSTON [2965] (William of Bramford617, Samuel of Bramford431, Samuel of Marlsford230, William of Woodbridge87, William of Siam Hall41, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 1 Aug 1737 in Bildeston SFK.

General Notes:
Joseph died S.P. before his brother William Devisee of copy-hold property at Chelsworth part of the Bildeston Estate.

810. Charles ALSTON [2966] (William of Bramford617, Samuel of Bramford431, Samuel of Marlsford230, William of Woodbridge87, William of Siam Hall41, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 2 May 1736 in Bildeston SFK and was buried on 27 Sep 1736 in Bildeston SFK.

811. Ann Elizabeth COLES [6991] (Anne ALSTON619, Samuel of Bramford431, Samuel of Marlsford230, William of Woodbridge87, William of Siam Hall41, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

812. Thomas Lee ALSTON [24322] (Thomas 5th Bt. (Sir)627, Rowland 4th Bt. (Sir)449, Rowland 2nd Bart (Sir)283, Thomas Kt & Bt. of Odell (Sir)124, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 9 Dec 1755 and was baptised on 3 Jan 1756 in St Martin in the Fields LND MDX.


813. Capt Thomas ALSTON [4036] (Thomas 5th Bt. (Sir)627, Rowland 4th Bt. (Sir)449, Rowland 2nd Bart (Sir)283, Thomas Kt & Bt. of Odell (Sir)124, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 21 Jul 1758 in Odell BDF and died on 31 Jan 1823 aged 64.

General Notes:
Thomas was a Cornet, then in 1774 a Captain in the Royal Regiment of Horse Guards. The entry in the Odell Register Extracts says "1758 July 21 Rowland son Thomas Alston Esq by Margaret Lee Spinster"

Officers of the Militia 1805 - Gentlemen & Yeomanry Calvalry
War Office 14 October 1805.
Bedford & Odell.
Capt Thomas Alston 3 May 1797

Thomas's death date is from an entry in Odell Church "Church Trail Pg3".

Bedfordshire and Luton Archives and Record Service:
BEDFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL
Catalogue Ref. CC
Creator(s):Bedfordshire County Council
School Board Estate: documents of title for real estate owned by School Boards in Bedfordshire.
PARISH: SHARNBROOK - ref. CCE/SB 35

FILE [no title] - ref. CCE/SB 35/1 - date: 1872
Deed Poll dated 5 Dec 1798 by Thomas Alston, esq., and Anthony Darwert[?], clerk, Land Tax Commissioners, certifying their contract with SC for the redemption by him of (inter alia) L68 17s. 4d. of Land Tax charged upon his estates in Sharnbrook consisting of the Manors of Temple Hills Sharnbrook and Souldrop and. . . . .
Ref A2A

Research Notes:
An account of the famous law suit over the will of Sir Thomas Alston the last baronet but one, of Odell that caused all this to do is in the possession of Sir Francis Beilby Alston. The result of the suit was in favour of the Will which left every thing to Sir Thomas eldest illegitimate son by Mrs Margaret Lee, there is some reason to suppose that the separation of Sir Thomas and his wife proceeded from the lady's liason with John Wasse
Alstoniana Pg 297

Image Courtesy Roy Alston 2010

Other Records

1. Hatchment Odell Church: Capt Thomas Alston.
There is a Hatchment hanging in Odell Church (2003) to Capt Thomas Alston described as:
Dexter background black, Alston (10 estoiles), no Badge of Ulster, impaling, Argent a cross sable (black cross on white field) Raynsford. Crest. Mantling: Gules and argent Motto: In coelo quies
For Sir Thomas Alston who succeeded to the family estates on the death of his uncle, Sir Rowland Alston, 6th and last Bt. He married Elizabeth Raynesford, of Brixworth Hall, Northants, and died 31st Jan 1823.
B.E.B.; Gents Mag. 189 (The succession note is not correct)
Ref:Hatchments in Britain by Peter Summers
See also Gen Francis George Alston [4107]

Thomas married Elizabeth RAYNSFORD [4038], daughter of Juistinian RAYNSFORD of Brixworth Northants. [4039] and Elizabeth HILL [25040], on 8 Jun 1778 in St Marylebone Westminster LND. Elizabeth was born on 24 Oct 1756 in Brixworth NTH and was baptised on 24 Oct 1756 in Faxton NTH.

General Notes:
Elizabeth Raynsford
Marriage date 08 Jun 1778
Marriage place St Marylebone
Spouse's name(s) Thomas Alston
County London
Record set England Marriages 1538-1973

Research Notes:
Image Courtesy Roy Alston 2010

Other Records

1. Baptism: Private, 24 Oct 1756, Faxton NTH.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 961 M    i. Thomas ALSTON [4040] was born in 1779.

+ 962 M    ii. Justinian ALSTON [4041] was born in 1780, was baptised on 19 Oct 1780 in Wootton by Bedford BDF, and died on 11 Jan 1848 in Winterbach Germany aged 68.

+ 963 M    iii. Rowland ALSTON of Pishobury HRT [4042] was born on 7 Jun 1782 in BED and died on 21 Nov 1865 aged 83.

+ 964 M    iv. Lieut. Thomas ALSTON [4043] was born on 21 Feb 1784 and died on 3 Feb 1807 in Monte Video Uruguay aged 22.

+ 965 F    v. Elizabeth Jane ALSTON [4047] was born in 1786, died on 3 Jan 1809 in Odell BDF aged 23, and was buried on 13 Jan 1809 in Odell BDF.

+ 966 M    vi. Rev Vere John ALSTON [4044] was born in 1788, died on 24 May 1863 in Calais France aged 75, and was buried on 28 May 1863 in Calais Pas De Calais France.

+ 967 M    vii. Henry Frederick ALSTON [4045] was born on 23 Jan 1790 in Kempston BED, was baptised on 7 Aug 1790 in Kempston BED, died Oct Qtr 1864 in Hendon MDX aged 74, and was buried on 26 Dec 1864 in All Souls Kensal Green Cemetery LND.

+ 968 F    viii. Charlotte Temperance ALSTON [4048] was born on 16 Nov 1791, was baptised on 29 Dec 1791 in Odell BDF, and died in 1810 in Sidmouth aged 19.

+ 969 F    ix. Mary Ann ALSTON [6379] was born on 11 May 1793 in Northampton NTH and was baptised on 21 May 1793 in Odell BDF.

+ 970 F    x. Frances Margaret ALSTON [4049] was born on 5 Sep 1794, was baptised on 14 Sep 1794 in Odell BDF, and died on 14 Jan 1869 aged 74.

+ 971 F    xi. Emma Maria ALSTON [4050] was born on 27 Apr 1796, was baptised on 5 May 1796 in Odell BDF, and died on 15 Mar 1883 in Wembdon SOM aged 86.

+ 972 F    xii. Caroline Matilda ALSTON [4051] was born on 19 Feb 1799, was baptised on 10 Mar 1799 in Odell BDF, and died on 28 Jul 1871 in Wembdon SOM aged 72.

+ 973 M    xiii. Rev Charles William Horace ALSTON [4046] was born on 6 Jul 1801, was baptised on 12 Jul 1801 in Odell BDF, and died on 10 Aug 1870 in Wembdon SOM aged 69.


814. Rowland ALSTON [4037] (Thomas 5th Bt. (Sir)627, Rowland 4th Bt. (Sir)449, Rowland 2nd Bart (Sir)283, Thomas Kt & Bt. of Odell (Sir)124, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 25 Jul 1758 in Odell BDF and died in 1787 aged 29.

General Notes:
Rowland's baptism was taken from the Odell Parish register by Edward D Alston on the 11 Jan 1803, as the 25 July. It identifies his parents as " Thomas Alston esq, and Margaret Lee spinster". Pg 237 Alstoniana

First Name: Rowland
Last Name: Alston
Admission Date: 30/09/1776
FATHER'S DETAILS
Name: Sir Thomas Alston
Occupation: baronet
Father/Son Relationship: 2nd son
Address: Odell Bedfordshire
Notes: Father's address given as Odell Harrold.
Inner Temple Admissions (2009)

THE WILL of ROWLAND ALSTON of HARROLD BDF Esq.
Dated 31st July 1780.
By an Indenture, dated 6th or 7th May 1776, made between my mother Margaret Lee and William Scott with several others, I am entitled to the sum of L5000 charged upon the Manors of Steventon, Pavenham, Charlton or Carlton and moiety of the manor of Gloucester fee, co. Bedford, and divers messuages, cottages, mills, farms, Rectories, Etc. in the towns precincts of Pavenham, Felmersham, Charlton, Chellington and Turvey in the said county of Bedford, to be paid to my on my majority, until which time the sum of L200 per annum to be paid me for interest.
I give the said sum of L5000 with all arrears to my mother, Margaret Lee and her heirs, also all money in the funds and appoint my mother sole executrix of this my will.
Signed: Rowland Alston.
Witnesses: John Pardon, Southwark: R.Rossiter, Sam Kimsey, Clerks to Mr Pardon.
CODICIL dated June 22nd 1785.
The freehold estate which I purchased since the execution of my Will, situate in the parish of Carlton, co., Bedford, I give to my mother Margaret Lee and her heirs.
signed: Rowland Alston.
Witnesses: George Theakston, Christ Church, Surrey; John Pardon; George Ware, clerk to Mr. Pardon.
Proved 24th May 1787, by Margaret Lee (widow) mother of the deceased and sole executrix named in will.
Major 195.
Ref PROB 11/1152 Q195
Alstoniana Pg 147
Copy on this file

HARROLD CHURCH.
Flat Leger Stone,
Here lieth interred the body
of Rowland Alstone Esquire
who departed this life
April 21 1787
Aged 29 years

815. Anna PYE [3069] (Ann ALSTON628, Rowland 4th Bt. (Sir)449, Rowland 2nd Bart (Sir)283, Thomas Kt & Bt. of Odell (Sir)124, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

General Notes:
Died .s.p.

Anna married FITZHERBERT Esq [3070].

816. Anne BEDFORD [3168] (Temperance ALSTON633, Vere John (Rev)454, Rowland 2nd Bart (Sir)283, Thomas Kt & Bt. of Odell (Sir)124, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

Anne married John KENT of Wavendon [3169].

Children from this marriage were:

+ 974 M    i. John KENT [3170] .

+ 975 M    ii. Rowland Alston KENT [5589] was baptised on 13 Dec 1775 in Wymington BED, died on 11 Nov 1850 in Bedford BDF aged 74, and was buried on 15 Nov 1850 in Bedford BDF.

817. Temperance BEDFORD [3164] (Temperance ALSTON633, Vere John (Rev)454, Rowland 2nd Bart (Sir)283, Thomas Kt & Bt. of Odell (Sir)124, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 15 Feb 1740/41 in Sharnbrook BED.

General Notes:
Temperance Bedford
Baptism Date: 15 Feb 1741
Baptism Place: Sharnbrook,Bedford,England
Father: Arthur Bedford
Mother: Temperance
FHL Film Number: 599351

Temperance inherited £1000 from her cousin Thomas James Selby of Whadden Hall and Wavendon Bucks. in 1772.

Temperance married Rev Daniel SHIPTON [3165].

General Notes:
Daniel was from Husborne Crawley Beds., and was the Rector of Wavendon, Bucks and Willen.


The child from this marriage was:

+ 976 F    i. Charlotte SHIPTON [3166] died in 1837.

818. Frances BRANDRETH [10042] (Frances ALSTON639, William472, William286, John of Pavenham125, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in 1738 and was baptised in Toddington BDF.

819. Nehemiah IV BRANDRETH [10043] (Frances ALSTON639, William472, William286, John of Pavenham125, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in 1739 and was baptised on 16 Oct 1739 in Toddington BDF.

General Notes:
Nehemiah Brandreth
Baptism Date:16 Oct 1739
Baptism Place:Toddington,Bedford,England
Father:Nehemiah Brandreth
Mother:Frances
FHL Film Number:845459

Nehemiah
Last nameBrandreth
RoleApprentice
Indenture or registration year1755
Indenture year1755
PremiumL200. 0s 0d
Apprentice's first name(s)Nehemiah
Apprentice's last nameBrandreth
Master's first name(s)Abraham
Master's last nameMaddock
Master's occupationAttorney
Master's placeSt Clement Danes
Master's countyMiddlesex
The National Archives reference (IR 1 series)20 f 94
Society of Genealogists volume4
Society of Genealogists page644
Society of Genealogists number24920
Record setBritain, country apprentices 1710-1808

Name:Nehemiah Brandreth
Burial Date:25 Nov 1777
Parish:St James, Clerkenwell
County:Middlesex
Borough:Islington
Record Type:Burial
Register Type:Parish Register
This burial is not proven to Nehemiah IV

Nehemiah married Susannah READ [24928] on 6 Dec 1762 in Studham BDF.

General Notes:
Nehemiah Brandreth
Marriage year1762
Marriage date06 Dec 1762
Marriage placeStudham
Spouse's first name(s)Susannah
Spouse's last nameRead
ResidenceStudham, Bedford, England
CountyBedfordshire
England Marriages 1538-1973
This marriage is not proven to Nehemiah [10043]

820. Elizabeth BRANDRETH [10044] (Frances ALSTON639, William472, William286, John of Pavenham125, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in 1740 and was baptised in Toddington BDF.


821. Cdr William Alston BRANDRETH [10045] (Frances ALSTON639, William472, William286, John of Pavenham125, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in 1742, was baptised on 6 Jan 1741/42 in Toddington BDF, and died in 1814 aged 72.

General Notes:
William Alston Brandreth
Baptism Date:6 Jan 1742
Baptism Place:Toddington,Bedford,England
Father:Nehemiah Brandreth
Mother:Frances
FHL Film Number:845459

Cdr William Alston Brandreth
Birth Date:1741
Birth Place:Toddington, Bedfordshire, England
Death Date:1814
Death Place:Hampshire, England
Cemetery:St Mary Churchyard Portsea,
Spouse:Hannah Brandreth

William Alston Brandreth
Dates:1776-1800
Title:Esq
Source Date:1779
Source Info:Subscribed to Discourses on Various Subjects, by Jacob Duche, M.A. Rector of Christ-Church and St. Peter's, in Philadelphia; and formerly of Clare-Hall, Cambridge (Vol. 1), 1779, DUCHE, Jacob. London; Subject: religion

Will Proved 19 Dec 1814
PROB 11/1563

Other Records

1. William Alston Brandreth: Extract of Will by Bank of England, 7 Apr 1810. Probate 19 Dec 1814.

William married Hannah PARKER [24901] on 22 May 1779 in SS Lawrence & John Southampton HAM. Hannah died before 14 Apr 1828.

General Notes:
WILLIAM ALSTON BRANDRETH
Marriage year1779
Marriage day 22
Marriage monthMay
PlaceSOUTHAMPTON SS LAWRENCE & JOHN
Groom's first nameWilliam Alston Brandreth
Bride's nameHannahParker
ParishSouthampton SS Lawrence & John
Hampshire Marriages

Hannah's will was proved 14 Apr 1828


Children from this marriage were:

+ 977 M    i. Charles BRANDRETH [24900] .

+ 978 F    ii. Hannah BRANDRETH [24903] .

+ 979 F    iii. Alice Ann BRANDRETH [24904] .

+ 980 F    iv. Isabella Clerke BRANDRETH [24905] .

+ 981 M    v. Alfred BRANDRETH [24906] .

+ 982 F    vi. Catherine Elizabeth BRANDRETH [24908] .

+ 983 F    vii. Elizabeth BRANDRETH [24909] .

+ 984 M    viii. Col Thomas Alston BRANDRETH [24902] was born circa 1781, died on 24 Sep 1851 in Reg Newton Abbot DEV aged about 70, and was buried in Chudleigh DEV.

+ 985 M    ix. Capt Henry Rowland BRANDRETH of Royal Engineers [24907] was born on 17 Feb 1794, was baptised on 24 Feb 1794 in SS Lawrence & John Southampton HAM, died on 20 Feb 1848 in London aged 54, and was buried in Kensal Green Cemetery.

822. Elizabeth BRANDRETH [10046] (Frances ALSTON639, William472, William286, John of Pavenham125, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in 1743 and was baptised in Dunstable BDF.

823. John BRANDRETH [10047] (Frances ALSTON639, William472, William286, John of Pavenham125, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in 1743.

824. Alice BRANDRETH [10048] (Frances ALSTON639, William472, William286, John of Pavenham125, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in 1748 and was baptised in Dunstable BDF.


825. John LORD [26566] (Mary ALSTON640, William472, William286, John of Pavenham125, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 31 Dec 1736 in Marston Mortaine BDF and was buried on 3 Mar 1736/37 in Toddington BDF.

General Notes:
John Lord
Baptism Date: 31 Dec 1736
Baptism Place: Marston Moretaine,Bedford,England
Father: John Lord - Curate of this place
Mother: Mary
FHL Film Number: Page 66 Film 952412

Toddington register transcript
1736 MR3 Jn Lord, "my grandson aged 9 weeks & 6 days buryed just within the vestry door part eastward."
<https://archive.org/stream/bedfordshirepari23bedf#page/76/mode/2up/search/lord>

John Lord
Age 0
Birth year1737
Death year1737
Burial year1737
Burial date03 Mar 1737
ChurchSt George
DenominationAnglican
PlaceToddington
CountyBedfordshire
CountryEngland
Record setNational Burial Index For England & Wales

826. John LORD [22138] (Mary ALSTON640, William472, William286, John of Pavenham125, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 3 Feb 1737/38 in Bedfordshire, was baptised on 31 Dec 1736 in Marston Moretaine BDF, died in 1813 in Drayton Parslow BKM aged 75, and was buried on 3 Mar 1736/37 in Toddington BDF.

General Notes:
John Lord
Birth Date: 3 Feb 1738
Baptism Date: 23 Feb 1738
Baptism Place: Marston Moretaine,Bedford,England
Father: John Lord
Mother: Mary
FHL Film Number: 845461

Lord John s John of Marsden Morton, Beds, Clark, Trinity College, matric, 20 January 1756, aged 17; possibly chorister Magdalen College 1750-6. See Bloxham, i, 164.
Oxford University Alumni

John married Elizabet CARTWRIGHT [22156] on 30 Aug 1760 in St Martin Ludgate LND. Elizabet was born in 1734 and died in 1818 in Mursley BKM aged 84.

827. Rev Charles LORD [22160] (Mary ALSTON640, William472, William286, John of Pavenham125, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in 1740, was baptised on 17 Jul 1740 in Newton Longville BKM, and died in 1820 in Mursley BKM aged 80.

Research Notes:
Charles Lord
Baptism Date: 17 Jul 1740
Baptism Place: Newton Longville,Buckingham,England (Next village to Drayton Pastow)
Father: Jno. Lord
Mother: Mary
FHL Film Number: 599898

828. Thomas LORD [22174] (Mary ALSTON640, William472, William286, John of Pavenham125, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 20 Apr 1742 in Drayton Parslow BKM.

829. Rev William LORD [22232] (Mary ALSTON640, William472, William286, John of Pavenham125, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 22 Aug 1743 in Drayton Parslow BKM and died in 1817 aged 74.

General Notes:
Will proved 26 Nov 1817 PROB 11/1598/385

830. Newdigate LORD [22253] (Mary ALSTON640, William472, William286, John of Pavenham125, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 6 Jan 1745/46 in Drayton Parslow BKM and died on 8 Jan 1825 in St Thomas Hackney MDX aged 79.

Newdigate married Frances HASSELLS [22256]. Frances was born in 1747 and died in 1825 aged 78.

831. Mary LORD [22306] (Mary ALSTON640, William472, William286, John of Pavenham125, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 19 Jan 1747/48 in Drayton Parslow BKM and died in 1818 aged 70.

Mary married John THORNTON [22338].

832. Elizabeth LORD [11573] (Mary ALSTON640, William472, William286, John of Pavenham125, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 10 Feb 1749/50 in Drayton Parslow BKM and died in Nov 1825 in Soulbury BKM aged 75.

Elizabeth married John RICKETTS [15721], son of John RICKETTS [22080] and Mary SHARP [22091], on 29 Aug 1778 in St Michael Stewkley BKM. John was born on 14 Jul 1758 in Hoggeston BKM and died 1 Qtr 1838 in Soulbury BKM aged 79.

General Notes:
John was a schoolmaster of Soulbury in Buckinghamshire


Children from this marriage were:

+ 986 F    i. Mary Alston RICKETTS [22759] was born in 1779 and died in 1793 aged 14.

+ 987 F    ii. Elizabeth RICKETTS [22758] was born in 1782 and died in 1831 aged 49.

+ 988 M    iii. James RICKETTS [22750] was born in 1784 and died in 1793 aged 9.

+ 989 M    iv. Robert RICKETTS [22722] was born in 1786.

+ 990 M    v. John Alston RICKETTS [22749] was born in 1786 and died in 1852 aged 66.

+ 991 F    vi. Ann Lord RICKETTS [22633] was born in 1787 and died in 1849 aged 62.

+ 992 M    vii. Charles Lord RICKETTS [21608] was born in Nov 1790 in Soulbury BKM, was baptised on 15 Nov 1790 in All Saints Soulbury BKM, and died on 30 Jul 1845 in Taunton SOM aged 54.

833. Alston LORD [22339] (Mary ALSTON640, William472, William286, John of Pavenham125, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 19 Apr 1752 in Drayton Paslow BKM and died before 1837.

Research Notes:
Alston
Last nameLord
Baptism year1752
Baptism date19 Apr 1752
DenominationAnglican
PlaceDrayton Parslow
Father's first name(s)John
Father's last nameLord
Mother's first name(s)Mary
Father's occupationRector
CountyBuckinghamshire
Baptisms, marriages & burials

Alston married Jane WALSH [22340].

834. Ann LORD [22445] (Mary ALSTON640, William472, William286, John of Pavenham125, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 27 Feb 1754 in Drayton Parslow BKM, was baptised on 22 Mar 1754 in Drayton Parslow BKM, and died in 1833 aged 79.

Ann married John SHEPHERD [22462].

835. Robert LORD [22484] (Mary ALSTON640, William472, William286, John of Pavenham125, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 24 Jan 1756 in Drayton Parslow BKM.

836. Rev James LORD [22525] (Mary ALSTON640, William472, William286, John of Pavenham125, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 14 Oct 1758 in Drayton Paslow BKM and died in Oct 1835 in Drayton Paslow BKM aged 77.

General Notes:
Oxon Alumni
Lord James son of John of Drayton Parslow Bucks clerk. St Mary Hall matric 3 April 1778, aged 19; BA 1781, rector and patron of Drayton Parslow 1817 until his death 13 November 1835

837. Hannah ALSTON [18323] (Philip650, Philip496, Solomon310, William of Sible Hedingham ESS129, John of Stisted & Belchamp Otten49, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 9 Dec 1723 and was baptised on 1 Jan 1722/23 in St Margarets Westminster.


838. William ALSTON [4699] (Philip650, Philip496, Solomon310, William of Sible Hedingham ESS129, John of Stisted & Belchamp Otten49, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in Red House Orsett ESS, was baptised on 15 Jan 1724/25 in St Mary Stifford ESS, died in Mundon ESS, and was buried on 18 Oct 1799 in Asheldham ESS.

General Notes:
William was of Badnocks Farm Asheldam ESS, and was a great grazier, he was in favour with George III who gave him some Spanish sheep.
Land tax records show W Alston snr lived on land leased from St Bartholomew's hospital (Badnocks & Shrill Farm) he owned land in Purleigh, Mundon, Saint Lawrence and Dengie

Will of William Alston
6th Dec 1799
This is the last will and testament of me William Alston of Asheldam in the County of Essex gentlemen.
I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Sarah A and her assigns for the term of her natural life one annuity or yearly sum of L100 of lawful money of Great Britain to be of joining and payable out of the All that my Messuages or tenement and farm called Shrill Marsh or otherwise with the Lands Grounds and Appurtenances situate lying and being in Dengey (Dengie) in the said County of Essex and with the said Messuages farm and premises I charge herewith accordingly and I will that the said annuity be paid to my said wife by four quarterly payments the first payment to be made at the end of three months after my decease and I give and devise the said Messuages and farm called Shrill Marsh charged as aforesaid and all others my lands and tenements to my son William Alston his heirs and assigns for ever
And I give to my said wife L100 to be paid at the end of three months next after my decease
and also I give to my said wife all my household goods and furniture (except my brewing utensils and casks) and also all my plate linen and china and also all my farming stock and crops and the rest and residue of my goods chattels and effects whatsoever (after my debts legacies funeral charges and the probate of my will paid)
I give the same to my said son William Alston and I will that the aforesaid annuity and bequest to my wife shall be by her accepted and taken in lieu . . . . . and satisfaction of her Dower and Share?.
And I make and appoint my said son William Alston and my friend Robert Tindal of Chelmsford in the said County of Essex gentlemen executors of this my will and I give to the said Robert Tindal ten guineas for his care and trouble in and about the execution of this my will.
In witness whereof I have hereunder set my hand and Seal the thirteenth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety nine
Wm Alston (seal)
Signed sealed published and declared by the said William Alston the testator of and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto in his presence and in the presence of each other.
John Badeley John Thorpe William Whitey
Proved on the sixth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety nine before me Richard? John Morgan Clerk Surrogate C by the oaths of William Alston son of the deceased and Robert Tindal the executors to whom administration was granted they being first sworn duly to administer.

William married Elizabeth RUDD [17556], daughter of Richard RUDD [17568], on 7 Jan 1749/50 in St Mary Magdalene Old Fish St LND. Elizabeth was baptised on 26 Mar 1728 in Bromley St Leonard ESS.

William next married Sarah BRADFORD [4704] on 19 Sep 1758 in Maldon ESS. Sarah died in 1811 in Southminster ESS.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 993 F    i. Sarah ALSTON [17557] was born on 6 Aug 1759, was baptised on 12 Aug 1759 in St Mary Little Thurrock ESS, died in 1798 in Asheldham ESS aged 39, and was buried on 23 May 1798 in Asheldham ESS.

+ 994 F    ii. Ann ALSTON [17558] was born in 1760, was baptised on 20 Jul 1760 in St Mary Little Thurrock ESS, died in Little Thurrock ESS, and was buried on 11 Mar 1761 in Little Thurrock ESS.

+ 995 F    iii. Hannah ALSTON [17559] was baptised on 5 Jul 1761 in St Mary Little Thurrock ESS, died in Little Thurrock ESS, and was buried on 13 Mar 1762 in Little Thurrock ESS.

+ 996 M    iv. William Stevens ALSTON [4703] was born on 14 Jan 1764, was baptised on 29 Jan 1764 in St Mary Little Thurrock ESS, died in Little Thurrock ESS, and was buried on 11 Jul 1768 in Little Thurrock ESS.

+ 997 F    v. Hannah ALSTON [17560] was born in 1765 and was baptised on 3 Jun 1765 in St Mary Little Thurrock ESS.

+ 998 M    vi. William ALSTON of Bradwell [4706] was born on 6 Oct 1768 in Little Thurrock ESS, was baptised on 2 Nov 1768 in St Mary Little Thurrock ESS, and was buried on 20 Oct 1817 in St Pancras Parish Chapel London.

+ 999 M    vii. John ALSTON [4705] was baptised on 12 Dec 1771 and was buried on 30 Aug 1778 in Asheldham ESS.

839. Margaret ALSTON [4700] (Philip650, Philip496, Solomon310, William of Sible Hedingham ESS129, John of Stisted & Belchamp Otten49, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 25 Mar 1728, was baptised on 12 Apr 1728 in St Mary Stifford ESS, and was buried on 10 Feb 1730/31 in St Margarets Westminster.

Research Notes:
Birth date unproven Alstoniana had 1729 Pg 86

840. Mary ALSTON [4701] (Philip650, Philip496, Solomon310, William of Sible Hedingham ESS129, John of Stisted & Belchamp Otten49, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 10 Feb 1729/30, was baptised on 1 Mar 1729/30 in St Mary Stifford ESS, and was buried on 21 Sep 1732 in St Margarets Westminster.

Research Notes:
Birth date unproven

841. Philip ALSTON [4696] (Philip650, Philip496, Solomon310, William of Sible Hedingham ESS129, John of Stisted & Belchamp Otten49, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 15 Jul 1733, was baptised on 17 Jul 1733 in St Margarets Westminster, and was buried on 17 Jun 1737 in St Michaels Aveley ESS.

842. Elizabeth ALSTON [4702] (Philip650, Philip496, Solomon310, William of Sible Hedingham ESS129, John of Stisted & Belchamp Otten49, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 7 Sep 1735 and was buried on 22 Jun 1736 in St Margarets Westminster.

843. John ALSTON [4697] (Philip650, Philip496, Solomon310, William of Sible Hedingham ESS129, John of Stisted & Belchamp Otten49, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 26 Nov 1737, died in Streatham SRY, and was buried in Streatham SRY.

General Notes:
John did not marry.

844. John ALSTON [6407] (Joseph John653, John of Wethersfield ESS & Nth Carolina America. (Col)497, Solomon310, William of Sible Hedingham ESS129, John of Stisted & Belchamp Otten49, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born about 1728 and died in 1784 aged about 56.

John married Ann Hunt MACON [6412] on 17 Mar 1760.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1000 M    i. Joseph John ALSTON [6413] was born on 13 Jun 1763.

+ 1001 M    ii. Gideon ALSTON [6414] was born on 17 Sep 1765.

+ 1002 M    iii. Willis ALSTON [6415] was born in 1769.

+ 1003 M    iv. Robert West ALSTON [6416] was born in 1781 and died in 1859 aged 78.

845. Philip ALSTON [6408] (Joseph John653, John of Wethersfield ESS & Nth Carolina America. (Col)497, Solomon310, William of Sible Hedingham ESS129, John of Stisted & Belchamp Otten49, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born about 1730.

846. Martha Patty ALSTON [6409] (Joseph John653, John of Wethersfield ESS & Nth Carolina America. (Col)497, Solomon310, William of Sible Hedingham ESS129, John of Stisted & Belchamp Otten49, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born about 1732.

847. William ALSTON [6410] (Joseph John653, John of Wethersfield ESS & Nth Carolina America. (Col)497, Solomon310, William of Sible Hedingham ESS129, John of Stisted & Belchamp Otten49, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born about 1734.

848. May ALSTON [6411] (Joseph John653, John of Wethersfield ESS & Nth Carolina America. (Col)497, Solomon310, William of Sible Hedingham ESS129, John of Stisted & Belchamp Otten49, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born about 1736.

849. Mary ALSTON [6421] (Solomon654, John of Wethersfield ESS & Nth Carolina America. (Col)497, Solomon310, William of Sible Hedingham ESS129, John of Stisted & Belchamp Otten49, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 4 Jun 1730.

850. Solomon ALSTON [6422] (Solomon654, John of Wethersfield ESS & Nth Carolina America. (Col)497, Solomon310, William of Sible Hedingham ESS129, John of Stisted & Belchamp Otten49, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 24 Oct 1733.

851. John ALSTON [6449] (Solomon654, John of Wethersfield ESS & Nth Carolina America. (Col)497, Solomon310, William of Sible Hedingham ESS129, John of Stisted & Belchamp Otten49, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 18 Apr 1735.

John married Elizabeth HYNES [6450].

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1004 M    i. William ALSTON [6451] .

+ 1005 M    ii. Lewis ALSTON [6453] .

+ 1006 F    iii. Ann ALSTON [6459] .

+ 1007 F    iv. Lucretia ALSTON [6485] .

+ 1008 M    v. James ALSTON [6488] .

+ 1009 M    vi. Solomon ALSTON [6490] was born in 1769.

852. William ALSTON [6461] (Solomon654, John of Wethersfield ESS & Nth Carolina America. (Col)497, Solomon310, William of Sible Hedingham ESS129, John of Stisted & Belchamp Otten49, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 25 Dec 1736 and died in 1810 aged 74.

William married Charity ALSTON [6462] in 1760.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1010 M    i. William ALSTON [6463] was born in 1762.

+ 1011 M    ii. Philip Henry ALSTON [6467] was born in 1764.

+ 1012 M    iii. Solomon ALSTON [6468] was born in 1766.

+ 1013 M    iv. George ALSTON [6491] was born in 1768.

+ 1014 F    v. Mary ALSTON [6492] was born in 1770.

+ 1015 F    vi. Elizabeth ALSTON [6493] was born in 1772.

+ 1016 M    vii. James ALSTON [6494] was born on 16 Nov 1774.

853. Anne ALSTON [6469] (Solomon654, John of Wethersfield ESS & Nth Carolina America. (Col)497, Solomon310, William of Sible Hedingham ESS129, John of Stisted & Belchamp Otten49, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 29 Mar 1738.

854. Jane ALSTON [6470] (Solomon654, John of Wethersfield ESS & Nth Carolina America. (Col)497, Solomon310, William of Sible Hedingham ESS129, John of Stisted & Belchamp Otten49, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 29 Mar 1738.

855. Philip ALSTON [6471] (Solomon654, John of Wethersfield ESS & Nth Carolina America. (Col)497, Solomon310, William of Sible Hedingham ESS129, John of Stisted & Belchamp Otten49, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 18 Feb 1740/41.

856. Charity ALSTON [6472] (Solomon654, John of Wethersfield ESS & Nth Carolina America. (Col)497, Solomon310, William of Sible Hedingham ESS129, John of Stisted & Belchamp Otten49, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 19 Jan 1742/43.

Charity married James JONES [6473].

The child from this marriage was:

+ 1017 F    i. Rachel JONES [6474] .

857. Martha ALSTON [6475] (Solomon654, John of Wethersfield ESS & Nth Carolina America. (Col)497, Solomon310, William of Sible Hedingham ESS129, John of Stisted & Belchamp Otten49, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 25 May 1745.

858. Rachel ALSTON [6476] (Solomon654, John of Wethersfield ESS & Nth Carolina America. (Col)497, Solomon310, William of Sible Hedingham ESS129, John of Stisted & Belchamp Otten49, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 27 Sep 1747.

859. Sarah ALSTON [6477] (Solomon654, John of Wethersfield ESS & Nth Carolina America. (Col)497, Solomon310, William of Sible Hedingham ESS129, John of Stisted & Belchamp Otten49, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 27 Jun 1752.

860. James ALSTON [6478] (Solomon654, John of Wethersfield ESS & Nth Carolina America. (Col)497, Solomon310, William of Sible Hedingham ESS129, John of Stisted & Belchamp Otten49, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 17 Feb 1754.

James married Christian LILLINGTON [6479].

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1018 F    i. Charity ALSTON [6480] .

+ 1019 F    ii. Hannah ALSTON [6482] .

861. Lemuel ALSTON [6484] (Solomon654, John of Wethersfield ESS & Nth Carolina America. (Col)497, Solomon310, William of Sible Hedingham ESS129, John of Stisted & Belchamp Otten49, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in 1760.

862. ALSTON [4757] (Moses667, Moses of Lamarsh501, Robert311, William of Sible Hedingham ESS129, John of Stisted & Belchamp Otten49, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised in Mar 1735 in Pebmarsh ESS.

General Notes:
Entry in Pebmarsh Register fails to record the name



863. Moses ALSTON [4758] (Moses667, Moses of Lamarsh501, Robert311, William of Sible Hedingham ESS129, John of Stisted & Belchamp Otten49, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 17 Jul 1738 in Pebmarsh ESS.

General Notes:
Moses son of Moses and Mary Alston bap Pebmarsh 17 Jul 1738.

Abstract of Administration of Moses Alston of Bures Mount, Essex. Proved in the Court of London.Date June 17 1811 at under L600 by his wife Martha and sons William & Moses, farmers.
T.N.A. Catalogue reference IR 26/387 Records of the Estate Duty Office Abstracts of administrations and probates of will, contains1 document of many for this catalogue reference Number of image files: 1

Moses married Amelia [5286].

The child from this marriage was:

+ 1020 F    i. Amelia ALSTON [5310] was baptised on 16 Oct 1762 in Mt Bures ESS.

Moses next married Martha BRAND of Mt Bures [5269] on 20 Apr 1775 in Mt Bures Chapel ESS. Martha was born about 1736 and was buried on 23 Feb 1814 in St Barnabus Chapel Mt Bures ESS.

General Notes:
Martha was aged 78 at her death

Placement of death details completely conjectural


Children from this marriage were:

+ 1021 F    i. Martha ALSTON [5270] was baptised on 30 Jun 1776 in Mt Bures ESS.

+ 1022 M    ii. William ALSTON [5271] was baptised on 7 Sep 1777 in Mt Bures ESS.

+ 1023 M    iii. Moses ALSTON [5273] was baptised on 6 Sep 1778 in Mt Bures ESS.

+ 1024 F    iv. Amelia ALSTON [5274] was baptised on 5 Mar 1783 in Mt Bures ESS, died on 12 Oct 1860 in Long Melford SFK aged 77, and was buried in Long Melford SFK.

864. ALSTON [4760] (Moses667, Moses of Lamarsh501, Robert311, William of Sible Hedingham ESS129, John of Stisted & Belchamp Otten49, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 31 Mar 1741 in Pebmarsh ESS.

Research Notes:
Entry in Pebmarsh Register fails to record the name.



865. Lady Mary BOOTH [4864] (Lord George BOOTH 3rd Baron Delamere, 2nd Earl of Warrington.674, Mary LANGHAM516, Mary ALSTON324, Edward Kt M.D. (Sir)140, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in 1704 and died on 10 Dec 1772 aged 68.

Mary married Lord Harry GREY 4th. Earl of Stamford [4865], son of Lord Henry GREY 3rd Earl of Stamford [15220] and Dorothy WRIGHT [15221], in May 1736. Harry was born on 18 Jun 1715 and died on 24 Jun 1768 aged 53.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 1025 M    i. Lord George Harry GREY 5th Earl of Stamford & Warrington [21549] was born in 1737 and died in 1819 aged 82.

866. Joseph ALSTON [3266] (Evelyn 5th Bart (Sir)685, Joseph 3rd Bart (Sir)519, Joseph 2nd Bart of Bradwell (Sir)331, Joseph Knt. Bart of Chelsea & Bradwell (Sir)143, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 19 Feb in Reigate SRY and was buried on 24 Jan 1721/22 in Reigate SRY.

867. Sir Evelyn ALSTON 6th Bart [3267] (Evelyn 5th Bart (Sir)685, Joseph 3rd Bart (Sir)519, Joseph 2nd Bart of Bradwell (Sir)331, Joseph Knt. Bart of Chelsea & Bradwell (Sir)143, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 13 Oct 1713 and died in 1783 aged 70.

General Notes:
Sir William the 8th Baronet in a letter refers to a son of Sir Evelyn who died at sea about 1770-80. d.s.p.His will is dated 17 April 1781 and proved PCC 8 Mar 1783.
Cresswell notes that Burke's Extinct Baronetage are in error in their records of Sir Evelyn 5th Bart's family.

THE WILL OF SIR EVELYN ALSTON Bt. of CHELSEA & MILE END
Dated 17th April, 1781.
In the Name of God Amen I Sir Evelyn Alston of Mile End in the County of Middlesex Knight and Bart. Do make this my last Will and Testament in manner following (that is to say) First I direct that my Debts Funeral expences and the charges of proving this my Will be paid by my Executor out of the first Monies that shall come to his hands and subject thereto I give and bequeath unto Thomas Baker of Saint Saviours Church Yard, Southwark in the County of Surrey
Gentleman the sum of Two hundred pounds, now due to me on Bond from Richard Filewood of Lambeth in the County of
Surry Esq. upon Trust as soon as convenient after my decease to call in and receive the said Sum of Two hundred pounds and to lay out the same when received in the purchase of Three per Cent consolidated Bank Annuities or upon Mortgage as he shall think proper upon the Trusts herein after mentioned that is to say upon Trust to pay to or otherwise to permit and suffer my dear Wife Elizabeth Alston to receive and take the Dividends or Interest thereof for and during her natural Life and after her decease upon Trust, to pay the Interest, or Dividends thereof unto my Sisters Penelope Alston, Spinster, and Sarah the wife of William Attree of Redhill in the parish of Reigate in the County of Surry equally share and share alike for and during the Term of their respective natural Lives and in case of the death of either of my said sisters then
I direct that the whole of such Interest or Dividends shall be paid unto the Survivor of them and from and after the decease
of both my said Sisters upon Trust that my said Trustees do and shall Assign and Transfer the said Stock or Fund so to be
purchased or get in and pay the principal Money to be secured by such Mortgage as aforesaid unto the said William Attree his Executors Administrators or Assigns to and for his and their own use and Benefit
Also I give and bequeath unto the said Thomas Baker the Sum of One hundred pounds New four per Cent, Consolidated Bank Annuities And also the Sum of One hundred pounds due to me on Bond from Abraham Dakin together with the Dividends and Interest that shall be due thereon at my decease Subject as aforesaid upon Trust that he my said Trustee does and shall so soon as
conveniently may be Assign Transfer and dispose of the said one hundred pounds four per Cent. Consolidated Annuities
and also do and shall call in and receive the said one hundred pounds and Interest so due on the said Bond as aforesaid
And after the same shall be so as aforesaid Assigned Transferred got in and received do and shall lay out and dispose of
the Money to arise by sale and transfer of the said Annuities and also by receipt of the said Bond in the purchase of an
Annuity as he my said Trustee shall think most beneficial for the Lives of my said two Sisters Penelope and Sarah the wife of the said William Attree and the Life of the Survivor of them Upon the Trusts hereafter mentioned that is to say
Upon Trust in the first place to deduct and retain to himself thereout all such Costs Charges and Expences as he shall from time to time be put unto in the execution of the lrusts hereby in him reposed And also the yearly Sum of two Guineas for his Trouble during so long time as she (sic) shall continue to Act in the Trusts hereby in him reposed And after payment thereof upon Trust to pay the remainder of the said Annuity and the Arrears thereof as the same shall arise or come to his hands unto them my said two Sisters during their joint Lives in manner following that is to say one equal
moiety or half part of the produce of the said Annuity unto my Sister Sarah the Wife of the said William Attree by two equal half Yearly payments to and for her own sole and separate use independent of her present or any future Husband and her Receipt alone to be a sufficient Discharge to my said Trustees for the same and the other Moiety of the produce of the said Annuity unto my said Sister Penelope To be paid her by weekly payments by my said Trustee to and for her own use
And in case of the death of either of my said Sisters then I give the whole Income and produce of the said Annuity unto
the survivor of them To be paid to her in the same manner and proportions as her moiety as above directed to be paid
Also I give unto the said William Attree all my wearing Apparel of what nature or kind soever Watch Rings Buckles Buttons and all other Things which I usually wear about my person to and for his own use and benefit
Also I give unto my said Wife the Use and Enjoyment of all my household Goods and Furniture Linnen China Plate and other things in and about my Dwelling house during the term of her natural Life Upon Condition nevertheless that she does and shall
within one month after my decease sign and deliver unto my Executor an Inventory thereof and after the decease of my
said Wife I give the same unto the aforesaid William Attree to and for his own use and benefit and Lastly I do nominate
constitute and appoint the said Thomas Baker Executor of this my last Will and Testament. In Witness whereof to two
parts hereof set my Hand and Seal this seventeenth day of April One thousand seven hyndred and eighty one
EVELYN ALSTON
Signed sealed published and declared by the said Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence
of us who in his presence and at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as
Witnesses John Wilkinson Joseph Cane

Codicil: Whereas I Sir Evelyn Alston of Mile End in the County of Middlesex Knight and Baronet have in and by my last
Will and Testament bearing date the seventeenth day of April One thousand seven hundred eighty one among other things
given and bequeathed unto Thomas Baker therein named the Sum of One hundread pounds new four per Cent. Annuities
and also the Sum of One hundred pounds due to me on Bond from Abraham Dakin together with the Interest and Dividends
that shall be due thereon respectively at my decease Upon the Trusts in my said Will mentioned concernivg the same
Now I do herby revoke and make void the said Bequest so far as concerns the Trusts thereof in my said Will mentioned
And do give the said Sum of One hundred pounds new four per Cent. Consolidated Bank Annuities And also the said Sum
of One hundred Pounds due on Bond from the said Abraham Dakin together with the Interest and Dividends that shall be
due thereon at my Decease Subject also to the payment of my Debts Funeral expences and the Charges of proving this. my
Will with other parts of my Estate as in my said Will mentioned unto the said Thomas Baker upon the Trusts following,
that is to say upon Trust to assign and Transfer the said Sum of One hundred pounds new four per Cent, Annuities and
to call in and receive the said Sum of One hundred pounds due on Bond as aforesaid And after the same shall be so assigned transferred and received do and shall lay out the money arising from the sale and transferr of the said One hundred pounds four per Cent. Annuities and the Dividends thereof in the purchase of an Annuity for the Life of my Sister Penelope Alston upon the Trusts following (that is to say) upon Trust to pay the yearly produce of the said Annuity (after such deductions are made thereout by my Executor as hereinafter mentioned and subject thereto) unto my said Sister Penelope during her natural Life to be paid her by Weekly payments And upon further Trust to lay out the said Sum of
One hundred pounds so due on the said Bond when the same shall be got in and received as aforesaid on Mortgage or other good Security as my said Trustee shall think proper and to pay the Interest thereof as the same shall from time to time become due and be received by him unto my Sister Sarah the wife of William Attree for and during her natural Life to and for her own sole and separate use independent of her present or any future Husband and her Receipt alone shall from time to time be a sufficient discharge fbr the same and after the decease of my said Sister Sarah upon Trust to pay the said principal Sum of One hundred pounds or to Assign and Transferr the Security in which the same shall be invested together with all arrears of Interest which shall be then due and unpaid unto the said William Attree his Executors
Administrators and Assigns And I do hereby give and bequeath unto the said Thomas Baker my Executor the yearly sum of two Guineas for his trouble during so long time as he shall continue to act in the Trust hereby in him reposed which yearly Sum of two Guineas I direct shall be paid to or retained by the said Thomas Baker during the Life of my said Sister Penelope out of the yearly income and produce of the said Annuity so to be purchased for her life as aforesaid and after her decease out of the said yearly Interest and produce of the Moneys hereby given to or for the use of my Sister
Sarah during her Life as aforesaid And I hereby authorize and empower my said Trustee to deduct and retain to himself
out of any part of the Monies hereby bequeathed or the produce thereof all such Costs Charges and Expences as he shall
from time to time be put unto or sustain by reason or means of the Trust in him reposed And Lastly I do hereby ratify and
confirm my said Will in all respects not hereby altered or revoked And do publish and declare this to be a Codicil to my
said Will and direct that the same may be proved therewith In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal
this fourteenth day of April One thousand seven hundred and eighty two
EVELYN ALSTON
Signed sealed published and
declared by the said Sir Evelyn Alston as and for a Codicil to his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his
presence and at his request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our Names as Witnesses John Kennard Charles Wright
I hereby nominate constitute and appoint William Attree my Sister Sarah's Husband joint Executor of my Will with Thomas Baker and declare this to be a part of the aforesaid Codicil As Witness my hand this fourteenth day of April
One thousand seven hundred and eighty two
EVELYN ALSTON
Witness to the signing and sealing John Kennard Charles Wright
This Will was proved at London with two Codicils the eighth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty three before the Worshipful William Macham Doctor of Laws Surrogate of the Right Worshipful Peter Calvert Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the oath of Thomas Baker the Executor named in the Will and William Attree the Executor named in the second Codicil to whom administration of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the deceased was granted they
having been first sworn duly to administer.

Evelyn married Mary [3268]. Mary died on 30 Mar 1753.

General Notes:
DEATH - Gent’s Mag, 1753, Pg. 149.
March 30. Lady of Sir Evelin Alston Bart.


The child from this marriage was:

+ 1026 F    i. Mary Ann ALSTON [3269] was baptised on 18 Apr 1751 and was buried on 11 Oct 1791 in St Thomas Bradwell on Sea ESS.

Evelyn next married Lady Elizabeth MAY of Marylebone [3270] on 13 Mar 1765-1766 in Marylebone London MDX. Elizabeth died in 1783.

General Notes:
THE WILL of LADY ELIZABETH ALSTON of CHELSEA
Dated 13 March 1783
The will of Lady Elizabeth Alston of Mile End co. Middlesex widow of Sir Evelyn Alston.
I give to Samuel George of King Street, Seven Dials, and Martha Hall of Monument Yard, the sum of L200 (expectant on the death of my sister Martha Wills which I have a right to dispose of under my marriage settlement) in trust to pay and divide the said sum of L200 as follows:
To deduct L10 each for their trouble
I give L20 to Richard Page of Sheffield Hill, co. Yorkshire son of the late James Page.
I give L20 unto Elizabeth Roads wife of . . . . . Roads.
I give L20 unto Robert Poole of Button Hill co. Yorkshire gent.
The residue of the L200 viz L120 to be equally divided between Martha, Robert, Joseph and George Hall, children of John Hall deceased, Elizabeth Cay Hannah George and Martha Coods. John and Matthew White, Mary and Hannah Burgon.
The residue of my estate I leave to Martha Robert Joseph and George Hall, Elizabeth Cay, Hannah George and Martha Coods John and Matthew White Mary and Samuel Burgon.`
I give my wearing apparel unto Martha Hall to be equally divided among my nieces.
I appoint Samuel George and Martha Hall executors of this my will.
The mark of Lady Elizabeth Alston
Witnesses: John Platt, John Holloway, Mulberry Gardens, near Whitechapel Church.
Proved 19th September 1783 by Martha Hall spinster executrix named in will, with power reserved to Samuel George the other executor.
Ref Cornwallis 441 PROB 11/1107 Q441
Alstoniana Pg 146
Copy on this file.





868. Sir William ALSTON 7th Bart [3271] (Evelyn 5th Bart (Sir)685, Joseph 3rd Bart (Sir)519, Joseph 2nd Bart of Bradwell (Sir)331, Joseph Knt. Bart of Chelsea & Bradwell (Sir)143, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 10 Apr 1722 in Reigate SRY, was baptised on 14 Apr 1722 in Reigate SRY, and died in 1802 in Oxted SRY aged 80.

General Notes:
Little is known of the Sir William and his wife except a vague tradition that owing to the extravagance of his father he and his brothers were forced into uncongenial occupations to make ends meet. However in 1736 he appears to have been apprenticed to Richard Simons of Bletchingley SRY, as a barber/illegible but probably surgeon.

Later in life he had a reputation as a breeder of horses. He died intestate

Sir William succeeded to the Baronetcy upon the death of his brother Evelyn.

FLEET MARRIAGES.
A certified copy on parchment of the marriage entry of William Alston second son of Sir Evelyn Alston Bt the elder and Elizabeth Weare at the Fleet September 16th 1745 is now in the possession of William Alston Head Esq Solicitor of East Grinstead, the certificate is stamped with a five shilling stamp date 1804 and is certified "as appears by my Book Mary Panton, Houndsditch."
At that time 1804 the Fleet Registers had not passed into government keeping but belonged to private persons who made capital out of the needs of those members of the upper classes and aristocracy who had to resort to them to prove the runaway marriages contracted by their romantic and eloping ancestors.
Alstoniana Pg 297

William married Elizabeth WEARE (WEAIRE) of Oxted Surrey [3276] on 10 Sep 1745 in The Fleet. Elizabeth was born on 19 Sep 1721 and died on 21 Jun 1800 aged 78.

Marriage Notes:
Sir William eloped with Elizabeth.

General Notes:
Sir William eloped with Elizabeth.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 1027 M    i. Sir William ALSTON 8th Bart of Lingfield [3277] was born on 15 Nov 1745, died on 6 Mar 1819 in Lingfield SRY aged 73, and was buried on 11 Mar 1819 in Lingfield Church SRY.

+ 1028 M    ii. Evelyn ALSTON [3278] was born on 3 Oct 1747, was baptised on 13 Oct 1747 in Oxted SRY, died on 7 Apr 1799 aged 51, and was buried in Bletchingley SRY.

+ 1029 F    iii. Sarah ALSTON [3281] was born on 12 Sep 1749, was baptised on 25 Sep 1749 in Oxted SRY, and died on 7 Nov 1770 aged 21.

+ 1030 M    iv. George ALSTON [3282] was born on 19 Jan 1753-1754, was baptised on 10 Feb 1753-1754 in Oxted SRY, died on 13 Mar 1806 in Oxted SRY aged 53, and was buried on 17 Mar 1806 in Oxted SRY.

869. George ALSTON [3272] (Evelyn 5th Bart (Sir)685, Joseph 3rd Bart (Sir)519, Joseph 2nd Bart of Bradwell (Sir)331, Joseph Knt. Bart of Chelsea & Bradwell (Sir)143, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 28 Dec 1730 and was baptised on 20 Jan 1729/30 in Reigate SRY.

Research Notes:
George may have been born in 20 Dec Alstoniana Pg 296.

870. Penelope ALSTON [3273] (Evelyn 5th Bart (Sir)685, Joseph 3rd Bart (Sir)519, Joseph 2nd Bart of Bradwell (Sir)331, Joseph Knt. Bart of Chelsea & Bradwell (Sir)143, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 1 Jun 1718 and was baptised on 16 Jun 1718.

General Notes:
Penelope was unmarried

871. Sarah ALSTON [3274] (Evelyn 5th Bart (Sir)685, Joseph 3rd Bart (Sir)519, Joseph 2nd Bart of Bradwell (Sir)331, Joseph Knt. Bart of Chelsea & Bradwell (Sir)143, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 20 Jan 1726/27 and was baptised on 14 Feb 1727/28 in Reigate SRY.

General Notes:
Sarah was mentioned in her brother Sir Evelyn's will 1783.

Sarah married William ATTREE of Redhill [3275].

872. Penelope HOARE [8855] (Penelope ALSTON686, Joseph 3rd Bart (Sir)519, Joseph 2nd Bart of Bradwell (Sir)331, Joseph Knt. Bart of Chelsea & Bradwell (Sir)143, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

873. Jean HOARE [8856] (Penelope ALSTON686, Joseph 3rd Bart (Sir)519, Joseph 2nd Bart of Bradwell (Sir)331, Joseph Knt. Bart of Chelsea & Bradwell (Sir)143, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

874. John HOARE [8857] (Penelope ALSTON686, Joseph 3rd Bart (Sir)519, Joseph 2nd Bart of Bradwell (Sir)331, Joseph Knt. Bart of Chelsea & Bradwell (Sir)143, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

875. Ann HARE [4583] (Margaret (Mary) ALSTON699, Joseph of New House538, Isaac of Chelsea333, Joseph Knt. Bart of Chelsea & Bradwell (Sir)143, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) died in 1816.

General Notes:
Mentioned in her mothers Will, Anne was aged 81 at her death

Other Records

1. Agreement: Francis & Ann Hare & Walter Waring, 27 May 1788, Sale Quicks & Priory Farm.

876. Robert HARE [8850] (Margaret (Mary) ALSTON699, Joseph of New House538, Isaac of Chelsea333, Joseph Knt. Bart of Chelsea & Bradwell (Sir)143, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

877. Laurentia HARE [8851] (Margaret (Mary) ALSTON699, Joseph of New House538, Isaac of Chelsea333, Joseph Knt. Bart of Chelsea & Bradwell (Sir)143, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) died in 1760.

General Notes:
Laurentia was aged 31 at her death.

878. Francis HARE [8852] (Margaret (Mary) ALSTON699, Joseph of New House538, Isaac of Chelsea333, Joseph Knt. Bart of Chelsea & Bradwell (Sir)143, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) died in 1771 in East Indies.

General Notes:
Hare Francis. Admitted pensioner at Clair, June 25, 1754. (Doubtless youngest son of Frances (1688), Bishop of Chichester, by his 2nd wife Margaret, daughter of Joseph Alston of Edwardstone, Suffolk). Matric Michaelmas 1755. Died 1771 in the East Indies. Half brother of Francis (1728). (A.J.C. Hare, Memorials of a Quiet Life, I.78.)
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879. Rev Robert (Hare) NAYLOR of Hurstmonceaux Castle and La Vache [3537] (Margaret (Mary) ALSTON699, Joseph of New House538, Isaac of Chelsea333, Joseph Knt. Bart of Chelsea & Bradwell (Sir)143, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 17 Mar 1729/30 and died in 1797 aged 67.

General Notes:
Robert was Godson and protege of Sir Robert Walpole and assumed the surname Naylor, he was Canon of Winchester.

Robert inherited Herstmonceaux on the death of his half brother Francis.

Other Records

1. Lease: Robert Hare to Margaret Hare, 14 Sep 1770.

Robert married Sarah SELMAN [3538], daughter of Lister SELMAN Esq of Chalfont St Peters [3539].

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1031 M    i. Francis Hare NAYLOR [3541] was born in 1753, died on 16 Apr 1815 in Tours FRA aged 62, and was buried in Under Altar Hurstmonceaux Church.

+ 1032 M    ii. Rev Robert HARE NAYLOR [3542] was born in 1756 and died on 24 Feb 1832 aged 76.

+ 1033 F    iii. Anna Maria HARE [3543] died in Nov 1810 and was buried in Chalfont St Giles.

Robert next married Henrietta HENCKELL [3540].

General Notes:
Henrietta had several children who all died young or unmarried.



880. Rev Henry SOAME of Lt Thurlow SFK [21902] (Anne ALSTON704, Joseph of New House538, Isaac of Chelsea333, Joseph Knt. Bart of Chelsea & Bradwell (Sir)143, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 6 Dec 1734, died on 23 Mar 1813 aged 78, and was buried on 29 Mar 1813 in St Peter Lt Thurlow SFK.

General Notes:
First name(s)HENRY
Last nameSOAME
Birth year1735
Death year1813
Age78
Burial year1813
Burial day29
Burial month3
PlaceLITTLE THURLOW
Church descriptionST PETER
Church denominationANGLICAN
CountySuffolk
CountryEngland
Record setNational Burial Index for England & Wales

Memorial in St Peters Lt Thurlow reads in part:
Henry Soame, Clerk, rector ..1784-1813 ...eldest son of Stephen Soame Esq and Ann second daughter of Josias Alston of Edwardstone Esq. He married Susan eldest daughter of Rev Sir William Bunbury of Stanney Hall Chester by whom he had issue 1 child Henry Francis Robert Soame born 1768...
This tablet erected by Elizabeth widow of Stephen Jenyns Soame Esq ....Tobago

Henry married Susan BUNBURY [21903], daughter of Rev Sir William BUNBURY 5th Bt [21904] and Eleanor [21905].

The child from this marriage was:

+ 1034 M    i. Henry Francis Robert SOAME [21906] was born on 16 Oct 1768 and died in 1803 in India aged 35.

881. Anna Maria Charlotte SOAME [5682] (Anne ALSTON704, Joseph of New House538, Isaac of Chelsea333, Joseph Knt. Bart of Chelsea & Bradwell (Sir)143, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born about 1740 in Lt Thurlow.


882. Edward ALSTON [3731] (Sarah ALSTON711, Edward of Lavenham Hall.543, Edmund of Rogers356, Edmund158, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 28 Oct 1742 in Lavenham SFK, was baptised on 1 Nov 1742 in Lavenham SFK, and was buried on 12 Aug 1820 in Manningtree ESS.

General Notes:
Edward Alston the son of Thomas Alston and Sarah his wife was born October the 28th, two minutes before seven of the clock at night, in the yeare 1742 - from an old prayer book.
Alstoniana Pg 347

Edward's watch and chain with silver seal bearing the Alston Arms was in Mr A E Alstons possession (1899). Aged 77 at death.

Trade Index dated 1798/9 - Traders, Edward Alston (F) Maltster & Brewer
Ref Manningtree Museum 2003

In 1965/6 the Manningtree church was demolished and housing built on the site, in the process the grave yard memorials were lost and the deceased exhumed and reburied in Mistly churchyard.

Will to be searched ESS PRO 1921 Edward Alson merchant of Manningtree
Ref 90 BR 32
Susan Perrett has copy 2007

To MR. EDWD. ALSTON, MANNINGTREE, ESSEX.
Gosfield, Septr. 23 1811.
Dear Sir,
Mr. Ed. Alston from Deptford came down to us last night in order to make further enquiries respecting the Odell Estate, and this he is now induced to see in consequence of an advertisement which appeared in a publick paper inviting claimants to make their application to a Mr. Roberts a Solicitor in London. Now I shall be obliged to you to further his views by communicating to him the letters and information which your Son Mr. Ed. procured some time ago, perhaps it will be better not to part with the originals, but to get copies written out, for which I will repay you when I next see you,then they might be made up into a small packet and directed
to Mr. E. Alston, Surgeon, Back Lane, Deptford, and by the Coach would not fail of finding him. I shall also send some person over to Newton & Polstead to get extracts from the Registers and endeavour to connect the present family with the one which leaving Polsted settled at Odell, this may however be difficult, and perhaps
impossible, but an effort for that purpose shall be made.
We are all pretty well here, and desire to be kindly remembered by you & the several branches of your family.
I am, Very truly yours,
[Signed] J. THURLOW.
If your papers could be conveyed to me, which I think may be done by sending them to Mr. Butler, High Street, Colchester, who comes every Friday to Halstead to his shop, (he sets out at 6 o'clock in the morning) I would then send such abstracts as would answer his (Mr. Alstons) purpose and return you the originals, this I think would be best, but choose you which to prefer.

To MR. EDWD. D. ALSTON, DISS, NORFOLK.
Manningtree Sept. 26th 1811
Dear Edward,
The note that was in ye Morning Advertiser I recd. from an Old Servant of our that is married and live in London (on Wednesday) who is now at Manningtree, And Mr. Thurlows Letter this morning but I do not intend to write to him or do anything tell I hear from you as you have got many more papers then are with me and
I cannot tell wether you would like me to part with them or give copys of them.
I should wish an answer with ye letter and paper I enclosed as soon as convenient.
Your loving Father
[Signed] Edwd. ALSTON.
P.S. Likely you will wish to write to Mr. Thurlow yourself.

Dear Edward,
As Mr. Golding was from home on Wednesday I could not obtain the price, and a friend that is to give me every information of the Salt Office at Colchester is from home and shall not be able to see him till Saturdav.
Yours truly,
[SignedJ Danl. C. ALSTON.

To EDWARD ALSTON ESQ, DISS, NOKFOLK.
Novr. 13th 1811.
Sir,
Your letter dated Novr 3rd from Diss, I have this moment received, it has been the longer in coming to me on account of my having for some years changed the Place of my Residence. This will I trust be
deemed a sufficient apology for my apparent inattention.
I have it barely in recollection that you called upon me at Odell for the purpose of consulting the Register some years ago.
I have occasional communication with the Family at the Castle, but it is long since I have seen Mr. Alston.

The Advertisements which you have copied from the Papers had escaped my observation, but the purport of them had been communicated to me, and, I immediately wrote to a friend in Town upon the subject, they were to me of course a matter of as much surprise as they could have been to yourself, and, I am not at all aware of any circumstance that could occasion them.
Should any further information be required from the Register at Odell, I am sure my Curate Mr. Poyntz will be very ready to give it. I am,
Sir,
Yr. Obdt. Humble Servt.
[Signed] Val. GRANTHAM.
Vicarage House, Scawby,
Nr. Brigg, Lincolnshire.


To MR. EDWD. D. ALSTON, DISS, NORFOLK.
Dear Edwd,
I was sorry to finde by your Letter that your arme have been so bad, and am glad to hear it is gitting better.
I have got Mrs. Barnard to write to her Son at Biddenham, who live with Mr. Golding son of Mr. Golding late of Hadleigh, his Letter to his Mother is as follows,
I have made all the inquiry in my power. Odell Castle is about eight miles from Biddenham, Mrs Brooks knows it well, having been there several times.
The late Sir Rowland Alston never had any issue.
Mrs B has heard Lady Alston say she should rather Sir Rowland would marry any strumpet in London, supposing she might
have a child, rather than Captain Alston should ever come there.
Captain A. was a natural Child, and had it was said no right to it whatever.
Mrs. Brooks would by all means have Mr. Alston write to her brother Mr. Brooks, who made Sir Rowlands will, and who would she have no doubt give him every information in his power, his address
George Brooks Esq, Banking House, Chancery Lane, London.
I here it is a pretty little Estate, no one lives there now, the Captain is involved, and it is not known where he is, his Agent a Mr. Green lives at Bedford; Mrs. Brooks husband settled some busmess for Sir Rowland, which was the way they became acquainted, Lady Alston was Godmother to Miss Brooks and left her five hundred pounds, Mr. Wm. Alston who lives at Rochester in Kent son of Thos. Alston late of Thorpe calld on me ye 13th inst. with his Attorney, and wished to see you, they was going to Polstead & Newton. I informd them that I thought they might hear of you at the Kings Armes Holborn Bridge, and Daniel rote a letter for you to be left there, as we supposed you was in London, as you said you shold go on the Tuesday after the Fair. I did not informe them what we had been doing but left that for you, as I thought in all likelyhood you would see them in London. My Arme is not got to rights yet, I have dificulty in getting on my clothes, and my Horse is lame ever since the morning after I got home, but I will in a few days go to Boxford and see if I can finde out any further information from the registers, and I shall likewise go to Polstesd and serch there,
I will do all in my power to give you all the information I am able, for I now think from what I have larnt, that if ye Alstons in Suffolk ever had any right to ye Odell Estate it is the Boxford or Polstead Family's, but I do not think we shall ever be the better for it, as it have relapts so long. I have found ye Buriels of ye Alstons at Newton ever since ye year 1678 in an Old Book which I have.
I shall wish to know a few days before you go to London. that if
we have anything to say to you we may wright to you at Diss. Mr. Alston & child are giting finely, and we are all well but Littel Osmond who have got ye Hooping Cough, with our united Love I am Dr. Edwd.
Your Loving Father,
[Signed] EDWD. ALSTON.
P.S.-When you wright Daniel would wish to know wether ye Letter he rote to you in London is sent You to Diss.
Manningtree,
Novr. 27th 1811.
Alstoniana Pg 284

To MR. EDWD. ALSTON, DISS, NORFOLK.
Manningtree, Decr. 8th 1811.
Dear Edward,
I recd. yours this morning, but if I had not I should have rote to day., I have been at Boxford twice, ye first time the Clergiman was not at home, cannot find anything there that I think will be of any use, there is Edward Alston married to Sarah Prat Augst. 26th 1705, and Edward Son of Edward and Sarah Alston Baptized June 11th 1710, and Mary Daughter of Thomas and Mary Alston Baptized Feby. 12th 1711, and Edward Alston Buried Novr. 26th 1712, and many other Alstons, (I suppose of the Doctors family) but I am afraid will do us no good.
I have seen Mr. Green and he saw Wm. Alston in London and he informed him that he should send to Odell to see if he could make anything out there, but that the Alstons of Newton had not the least chance what ever, I have likewise seen Mr. Whitmore of Polstead and he was with Mr. Alston & his Attorney near three Hours, but they did not seame satisfied of what they found there, thay said it would be of no use, but was then going to Newton. I have had a very bad could for this fortnight past, and my horse is lame that I am obligd to borrow when I go out. Mr Green will be in London this evening and expect to see Mr. Alston, and if he should he will hear wether he have sent to Odell, and what he have learnt there, and will let me know as soon as he return, which I expect will be by
Tuesday & Wednesday. Mr. Alston is very often in London on the Sunday, for ye Mondays Market, and his House is ye Spread Eagle in Grace Church Street. and if he is not there they will informe you where he is.
I have seen Harvey & Hainses rider and he have shown me some Hops, the prises are from L5 10s 0. to L7 15s 0
he had sampels of 9 Bags, which he offered at L6 pound money or L6 6s six months, if you can buy me a ton of good Brewers hops I will thank you at money, but hope you will make this your way to Town for I shall be happy to see you, you say nothing about your Arme so that I hope it is better from Dear Edwd.
Your Loving Father
EDWD. ALSTON.
These Hops must be good as they are to Brew Old Beer to stand 9 or 12 months.

At the beginning of the 19th Cent. the Alston family was moved to its uttermost ramifications by the appearance of certain next of kin
advertisemets in the London papers in respect of title to the Odell property
Alstoniana Pg 285

Essex Record Office D/DU 181/32
MISCELLANEOUS PAPERS AND VERSES RELATING TO MANNINGTREE
Dates of Creation c.1800
Scope and Content A song for Mr. Edward Alston: 'I'll never complain while Pits at the head

Essex Record Office Q/RDm 2/1
Deeds relating to properties for Chelmsford House of Correction and land of Turnpike Trusts
Dates of Creation 9 September 1801
Scope and Content: Articles of Agreeement between John Hanson of Great Bromley Hall, esq., Lord of the Manor of Great Bromley; and the customary tenants of the manor subscribing to the agreement, viz., Daniel Carter, senior, John Jothman, Mary Jacobs, John Jacobs, John Rudkin, Daniel Carter, junior, Joseph Hazell, Thomas Nunn, Edward Alston, Nicholas Bundock, William Sargeant, Thomas Wiles, Jane Ram, Mrs Elizabeth Hotchkin by Mr. John Round, William Rouse, Maria Baker by W. Mason, Mr. George Bailey by Mr. John Round, Mr. Thomas Preston by Mr. John Round, Joseph Fisher, Charles Crampin, John Lay. To inclose and keep in severalty a parcel of waste land wood and pasture (containing 135 acres), called Bromley Thicks in Great Bromley. [No further details]. Covenants to recompense for loss of rights of common. [Recites Act of 29 George II [c. 36 (1756)] 'for inclosing, by the mutual consent of the lord and tenants, part of any common, for the purpose of planting and preserving trees fit for timber or underwood; and for many effectually preventing the unlawful destruction of trees']. [Endorsed: 'Quashed on appeal, Easter Session, 1802'. (See Q/SO 18, page 330 when two tenants, not among those subscribing to the articles of Agreement, appealed against the validity of the Articles. The Lord of the manor admitted the justice of the appeal and the justices thereupon quashed the Agreement)].

THE WILL OF EDWARD ALSTON OF MANNINGTREE
I Edward Alston of Manningtree in the County of Essex Merchant to hereby revoke and make void all former and other Will and Wills codicil and codicils and their Testamentary apportions whatever by my at anytime or times heretofore made and do make publish and declare this only to be and contain my last Will and Testament in manner following that is to say
First I direct that all my just debts except the sum of one thousand pounds and the interest in respect thereof charged upon the estate in Manningtree by a mortgage executed by me to the Late Mr. Solomon of Dedham in persuanace of a power given to me by a codicil to the Will of the Late Mr. Daniel Constable funeral and testamentary expanses my be fully paid and satisfied by my executors as soon as conveniently may be after my decease out expenses my personal estate and effects
I give and devise unto my son Edward Daniel Alston and to his heirs and assigns for ever all that undivided moiety and half part of and in all those lands called Ropers situate lying and being in the Parish of Lawford in the County of Essex being part of the premises which I purchased of the late Mr. Buchan
I give and devise unto my two sons the said Edward Daniel Alston and Daniel Constable Alston all that my public house or Inn called The Plough with the land and appurtances therein belonging which lying and being in Great Bentley in the said County of Essex to hold the same unto them my said sons and their heirs and assigns for ever in Tenants in Common
I give and bequeath unto my said son Daniel Edward Alston (sic) all my share or half part of the utensils in the Manningtree Brewery and a Maltings having given the other part thereod to my son Daniel Constable Alston at the time I accepted him as a apprentice in my trade.
ALSO I give and bequeath unto him my said son Edward Daniel Alston the silver castor and small silver waiter the late property of his grandfather Daniel Constable
ALSO I give and bequeath unto the eldest child of my said son Edward Daniel Alston lawfully begotton or to be begotten and shall live to attain the age of twenty one years the sum of six hundred pounds of lawful British money to be paid to such child on his or her attainment of that age
I give and bequeath unto my executors hereinafter named the sum of three hundred pounds of like lawful money upon Trust to place out and invest the same on their or his names or name upon good real security at interest and pay the interest thereof to and when the same shall become due unto my daughter Fanny Leech widow for and during her natural life to and for her own use sole benefit for whom I have already made provision of seven hundred pounds by my Bond executed on her having with her late husband and from and immediately after the decease of her my said daughter Fanny Alston Trust to pay the same principal sum of three hundred together with the then unapplied interest or therein assign and transfer the security upon which the sum shall be then placed unto my son Samuel Constable Alston in executor or administrator to find for his and their own use and benefit.
I give and bequeath unto my daughter Ann the wife of Mr. John Scrivener the sum of one thousand pounds of like lawful money to be paid to her within twelve months next after my decease to and for her own sole use and benefit.
ALSO I give and bequeath unto my said executors the sum of five hundred pounds of like lawful money to be paid within twelve months next after my decease Upon Trust to place out and invest the same in their or his names or name upon good real security at interest and pay and apply the interest thereof as and when the same shall become due unto and for the sole use and benefit of her my said daughter Ann for and during the term of her natural life and from and immediately after her decease Upon Trust to pay and apply such interest for and towards the maintenance and support of any child or children of her my daughter Ann lawfully or to be begotten until his her or their attainment of the age of twenty one years respectively AND as and when such child or children shall respectively attain such age upon trust to pay or divide the same principal sum of five hundred pounds together with the then unapplied interest unto and between or among such children if more than one equally or if there should be more than one such child then the whole thereof unto such only child to and for his or their own use and benefit.
BUT should my daughter Ann die without leaving issue of her body lawfully begotten then upon trust to pay the same principal sum of five hundred pounds and the then unapplied interest from and twenty one after the decease of my said daughter Ann or otherwise assign or transfer the securities in or upon the which the same shall be placed unto my said son Daniel Constable Alston his executors or administrators to and for his and their own use and benefit.
I give and bequeath unto my daughter Sarah the wife of Mr. Thomas Osmond the sum of one thousand pounds of like lawful money as aforesaid to be paid to her within twelve months next after my decease to and for her own sole use and benefit.
I give and bequeath unto my grandson Thomas Edward Osmond the sum of five hundred pounds of like lawful money to be paid to him in his attainment of the age of Twenty one years provided always and my will and meaning is and I do hereby direct that as the debt due from? my late father in law Mr Samuel Constable at the time of his decease and which were afterward discharged by me be directed and charged the value to his personal estate and effects which I took and proposed? under his will and were thereby directed to be divided among my younger children after my decease the legacies herebefore me given and bequeathed to my said daughters Fanny Ann and Sarah are intended in full satisfaction of their expective claims on or to the same personal estate and effects and that they my said daughters shall execute a sufficient satisfaction and discharge to my son Daniel Constable Alston of all such claims previously to the payment of the said legacies hereby intended for them And in case of their or other of their refusal so to do at the expiration of twelve months next after my decease I do hereby revoke and make and void the aforesaid legacies and bequeath of all or any or other of them so refusing I give and bequeath unto my said executors the sum of ten pounds which as a small compliment for the trouble that they may have on the execution of this my Will and all and singular the Rest Residue and Remainder of my real and personal estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever and of which nature kind or quality so ever whereof or wherein for any person or persons In Trust for me and if or one or shall or may at the time of my decease be seized possessed of seized entitled unto and hereinbefore by me specifically discussed of whether consisting of estates of freehold copyhold or for years ready money receipts for money book/bank and other debts stock in trade whatsoever herewith or kind the same in any part thereof may be I give and devise and bequeath the same and every part thereof or subject and changeable nevertheless of the payment thereof the aforesaid legacies herein before by me given are bequeathed and all my just debts except as aforesaid Funeral and Testamentary expenses such my said son Daniel Constable Alston to hold the same according to the nature and qualities thereof respectively . . . . . my said son Daniel Constable Alston his heirs executors administrators or assigns absolutely and forever And lastly I do hereby nominate costitute and appoint Thomas . . . . . of Lawford in the county of Essex Esquire and my said two sons executors of this my will in the hope whereof I have to the my last Will and Testament inscribed on three sides of this sheet of paper and set my hand to the first two sides hereof and my hand and seal to this third and last side therein this twenty second day of March in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Sixteen.
Edw. Alston
Signed sealed published and declared by the said Edward ALSTON the testator as and for his last Will and Testament his presense at his request and in the presence of each other hereunto subscribe and names as witnesses the words being part of the premises . . . . . . . . . . wherein the seventeenth and eighteenth . . . . . of the first side - Wm . . . . . Solicitor, Manningtree John Everett Jun. . . . . John Sizer
Proved the fifth day of February one thousand eight hundred twenty. . . . . before the Reverend Robert H. . . . . Clerk of . . . . .
Edward Constable ALSTON and Daniel Constable ALSTON.
Ref: (D/ABR 32/90 Essex RO)
Transcribed by Susan Perrett.

Other Records

1. Manningtree and surrounding Villages: 1885 1900.
Courtesy National Library of Scotland.

Edward married Frances (Fanny) CONSTABLE [3732], daughter of Daniel CONSTABLE of Manningtree [3733] and Frances LAYMAN [4899], on 9 Nov 1769 in Manningtree ESS. Frances was baptised on 13 Dec 1745 and was buried on 15 Jul 1803 in Manningtree ESS.

General Notes:
Fanny's marriage settlement was dated 18 & 19 Oct 1769, they were married by licence "in the presence of Edward Alston". She predeceased her husband. They may have had another son living in London??

EXTRACT from THE WILL of FANNY ALSTON of MANNINGTREE ESS
Dated 19 June 1803
The Will of Fanny Alston wife of Edward Alston of Manningtree Essex merchant
To her husband Edward Alston all her copyhold estate in various Manors including Great Bromley ESS and Old Hall SFK for the term of his natural life then these to be sold by her executors and the nett proceeds to be distributed to her younger son Daniel Constable Alston and her daughters Fanny C Alston Anne Alston and Sarah Alston share and share alike. Her eldest son Edward Daniel Alston to have an option to purchase at a fair valuation, Edward Daniel Alston is not included as a legatee as he is provided for in the testators father's estate
Appoints her friends Rev John Thurlow of Gosfield ESS Clerk and Isaac Rogers of Ardleigh ESS Gentleman as executors
Signed Fanny Alston
Witness's Robert Robertson William Silke Thomas Scrivenery
Proved 5 May 1804
Ref PROB 11/1408 Q301
Copy on file 2003 and on documents in this file 2013.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 1035 M    i. Edward Daniel ALSTON [3741] was born on 23 Oct 1773 and died on 28 Jun 1843 in Palgrave aged 69.

+ 1036 M    ii. Daniel Constable ALSTON [3742] was born on 15 Sep 1778, was baptised on 17 Sep 1778 in Manningtree, died on 23 Sep 1846 aged 68, and was buried in Manningtree Church Family Vault.

+ 1037 F    iii. Fanny Constable ALSTON [3743] was born on 14 Aug 1770 and died in 1835 aged 65.

+ 1038 F    iv. Anne ALSTON [3746] was born on 7 Jan 1771-1772, was baptised on 14 Jan 1771-1772, and died in 1855 in East Bergholt, Suffolk. UK aged 84.

+ 1039 F    v. Sarah ALSTON [3748] was born on 1 Mar 1780, was baptised on 5 Mar 1780 in Manningtree, and died on 14 Sep 1864 aged 84.

+ 1040 F    vi. Mary Newman ALSTON [3751] was born on 2 Feb 1777 in Manningtree and was buried on 22 May 1780 in Manningtree.

883. Thomas ALSTON [3734] (Sarah ALSTON711, Edward of Lavenham Hall.543, Edmund of Rogers356, Edmund158, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 21 Oct 1745 in Lavenham SFK, was baptised on 12 Nov 1745 in Lavenham SFK, and died after 1752. The cause of his death was drowning.

General Notes:
Thos. Alston the son of Thos. Alston and Sarah his wife was born Oct. the 21 a little after two of the clock in the
morning in the yeare 1745.
From an old prayer book
Alstoniana Pg 347

Thomas was living 24 April 1752, drowned, died s.p.

Essex Record Office D/DU 181/35
MISCELLANEOUS PAPERS AND VERSES RELATING TO MANNINGTREE
Dates of Creation 28 July 1796
Scope and Content:
Elizabeth Everitt's discharge to Edward and Sarah Alston (executors of Thomas Alston of Manningtree) upon payment of her moiety of the effects of Thomas Alston.

884. Joseph ALSTON [3735] (Sarah ALSTON711, Edward of Lavenham Hall.543, Edmund of Rogers356, Edmund158, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 3 Mar 1747/48 in Lavenham SFK, was baptised on 5 Mar 1747/48 in Lavenham SFK, and died between 1803 and 1805.

General Notes:
Joseph Alston the son of Thos. Alston and Sarah his wife was born March the 3 a lettle before 3 of the clock in the morning in the yeare 1748.
From an old prayer book, sent by A. E. Alston, of Manningtree, July, 1899. Alstoniana Pg 347

Living 24 Apr 1752, Joseph died s.p.

885. Sarah ALSTON [3736] (Sarah ALSTON711, Edward of Lavenham Hall.543, Edmund of Rogers356, Edmund158, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 15 Oct 1744 in Lavenham, died in 1744, and was buried on 22 Oct 1744 in Newton SFK.

General Notes:
Sarah Alston the daughter of Thos. Alston and Sarah his wife was born October the 15th about four of the clock at night in the yeare 1744.
The same Sarah was buried on the 22nd day of the same month in the same yeare. From an old prayer book.
Alstoniana Pg 347



886. Sarah ALSTON [3737] (Sarah ALSTON711, Edward of Lavenham Hall.543, Edmund of Rogers356, Edmund158, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 27 Jul 1747 in Lavenham SFK and was buried on 4 Feb 1803 in Manningtree ESS.

General Notes:
Sarah Alston the daughter of Thos. Alston and Sarah his wife was born July the 27 half an ouer past 2 of the clock in the afternoon in the yeare 1747 - from an old prayer book.
Alstoniana Pg 347

Sarah lived at Cambridge and Manningtree, she did not marry, aged 55 at her death.

The Will of Sarah Alston.
I Sarah Alston late of Cambridge but now in the parish of Manningtree Spinster do . . . . . make this my last Will and Testament and Devise it to be received by all or such which is as follows;
First I give and bequeath to my sister Elizabeth Everett wife of John Everett of Manningtree in the County of Essex all by wearing apparell patchwork counterpane and household linen except one damask tablecloth and six damask napkins which I give to Fanny Alston wife of Edward Alston.
Also I give to Edward Daniel Alston son of Edward Alston and Fanny Alston (Francis Constable) the sum of five guineas and two tablespoons marked S.A. with a crescent.
Also I give to Daniel C. Alston son of Edward and Fanny Alston the sum of five guineas and two tablespoons marked S.A.
Also I give to Fanny C. Alston daughter of Edward and Fanny Alston the sum of five guineas and a . . . . .
Also idea of two Sarah Alston daughter of Edward and Fanny Alston the sum of five guineas and a small brown and yellow silk gown with the contrast therein.
Also I give to Elizabeth Everett daughter of John and Elizabeth Everett the sum of five guineas and two crown pieces.
Also I give to Sarah . . . . . daughter of Thomas and Sarah . . . . . of Cambridge in the County of Cambridgeshire the sum of five guineas.
Also for paying my funeral charges I give to my brother Edward Alston all the remaining . . . . . of my property and appoint him my . . . . . of this my last Will and Testament.
In witness I have hereto set my hand and seal . . . . . day of January in the year of our Lord 1803.
Sarah Alston.
Signed and sealed in the presence of Thomas Scrivenor and Robert Green.
On file ESS PRO Will 1803 Sarah Alston spinster of Manningtree
D/ABR 29/566 (High Resolution Copy Available)

887. Elizabeth ALSTON [3738] (Sarah ALSTON711, Edward of Lavenham Hall.543, Edmund of Rogers356, Edmund158, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 6 Jan 1751/52 in Lavenham SFK and died after 1805 in Manningtree ESS.

Elizabeth married John ARDLEY [3739].

General Notes:
John died s.p.

Elizabeth next married John EVERETT [3740].

888. Margaret SEWELL [11628] (Thomas SEWELL730, Joseph SEWELL553, Thomas SEWELL361, Mary ALSTON159, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in 1743 in Gt Henny ESS and was buried on 15 Mar 1789 in St Andrew Holborn.

Research Notes:
Margaret and her sister Rebecca Sewell to benefit by £100 after deaths of their parents, to be paid them by William Carter.
ESS RO D/DQ 84/200

Margaret married Isaac BATHO [11630] on 21 Feb 1762 in St Andrew Holborn.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1041 F    i. Susanna BATHO [11631] was born in 1763 and was baptised on 9 Feb 1763 in St Andrew Holborn.

+ 1042 M    ii. John BATHO [11632] was born in 1767 and was baptised in St Andrew Holborn.

889. Rebecca SEWELL [11629] (Thomas SEWELL730, Joseph SEWELL553, Thomas SEWELL361, Mary ALSTON159, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 9 Feb 1763 in St Andrew Holborn.

General Notes:
Rebecca married in London



890. William ALSTON of Rochester [3981] (Thomas Surgeon of Prittlewell ESS734, Thomas Surgeon563, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born about 1758, was baptised on 15 Jun 1758 in Prittlewell ESS, died in May 1833 in St. Nicholas, Rochester. Kent aged about 75, and was buried on 14 May 1833 in St. Nicholas, Rochester. Kent.

General Notes:
William was living in Rochester 27 Nov 1811, and was buried there.

St. Nicholas Parish Records show a William Alston Bachelor, of this Parish and Sarah Loader Spinster of this Parish were married by licence on 10th July 1785 with the Witnessess being Catherine Loader and Charlotte Turner (Page 67 number 266)

A Mr William Alston of Rochester was a Subscriber to the History of Rochester in 1817.

There is much information about William available at the Maidstone/Kentish Studies, Kent, filed under the number U487/1 see pictures.

This collection of documents deposited by Messrs. Beaumont of London consists of two entirely separate family units, those of the ALSTON family of Minster, in Sheppey, and of the Friend family of Birchington.

WILLIAM ALSTON of Rochester, a butcher and cow keeper, bought the Manor of Minster in Sheppey, with James Payne, in 1799, from the Trustees of Sir John Hayward's charity, as the result of an order of the Court of Chancery.
In 1807 the Manor was sold to Charles Wyatt but Alston retained the seashore between Sheerness garrison and Scraps Gate with Cheyney Rock Oyster ground and the foreshore rights. Later he took a lease of a piece of ground adjoining the sea wall by Cheyney Rock Oyster ground and subsequently a house was built on it. The Alston family purchased the freehold of this piece of property in 1861.
By the time of his death on 1833 William Alston was described as a merchant and had besides his original property in Rochester, a tannery and dwelling house at Chalkwell in Milton next Sittingbourne, which he bequeathed to his son William, and a dwelling house in Minster and oyster fisheries in Minster and in Prittelwell and Leigh in Essex, bequeathed to his sons David Thomas and David, oyster merchants of London who entered into partnership with a Portsmouth mariner with oyster beds near Portsmouth.
The collection consists of title deeds, estate and legal papers for the Minster estate when it was administered by the trustees of Sir John Hayward's charity and of the Kent and Essex property of the Alston family etc.
Alston Muniment Ref K338 - 372 Kent County Archives

William Alston of Rochester Kent, his Oyster and other Businesses.
By J Seagrove 2013.
During the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries William Alston of Kent was a well-known Thames estuary oyster merchant. He also owned several other business interests in the Sheppey area and was involved in civic affairs. Born at Prittlewell, Essex, William married Sarah Loader of Chatham in July 1785, at St Nicholas' Church Rochester. They set up home in High Street of the city, living there all their married lives; and it was here, between 1785 and 1800, that they raised their nine children. William Alston died in May 1833, aged 75 years and a widower. He was buried in St Nicholas' churchyard.
It was from Rochester that William founded and developed his Sheppey based oyster fisheries and various other businesses, including a leather-making company [a tannery] at Sittingbourne. On his death, his three sons jointly inherited the firms he had founded but within months, due to the death of William Spice Alston, only two boys remained to run these businesses - David Thomas Alston and his younger brother, also David. Subsequently, by the 1860s, it would be the children of the older David who would be the main proprietors of the successful firms that their grandfather, William Alston of Rochester, had established.
William and Sarah Alston also produced five daughters. The marriages of the three sisters who survived to adulthood were: Mary Ann to an M Smith of Kent; Elizabeth to William Chaplin MP for Salisbury and transport entrepreneur; and Catherine Alston to Sir Richard Dobson, Surgeon-General RN.
The following brief account of William's business activity from about 1790 to his death summarizes two years' research into his life. This ongoing, family history project is hampered somewhat by distance; almost all details having to be acquired via internet websites, by some telephone contact, and also by vague memories of a family conversation many years ago. As yet very few visits been possible to discuss and view records in Kent libraries, archives and local history groups of which there are many.

Alston oyster fisheries and the Isle of Sheppey foreshore.

In the period 1790s up to early 1830s William Alston acquired, consolidated and expanded numerous oyster fisheries: he also founded a well-known sales stall at Billingsgate fish market, and a coal distribution depot. In addition, he owned some forty sail ships - mainly smacks and hoys, all registered at Rochester. These vessels worked principally in support of William's oyster business - Alston Oyster Fisheries. Also, close to his dredging depot near Sheerness, he built a pier.
Alston's oyster grounds were located in the Thames estuary - two off south Essex, and several off north Kent. Along the Kentish shore William exploited the Cheyney Rock oyster beds off the Isle of Sheppey, together with other grounds in the east and west estuaries of the Swale. His Essex oyster beds lay in the shoals around Hadleigh Ray, the narrow channel that runs south of Leigh on Sea and east of Canvey Island.
At the turn of the century William, then in his forties, acquired part ownership of the Manor of Minster on the Isle of Sheppey. The published book by Derek Coombe - Fishermen from the Kentish Shore, includes the following comment:
'In 1799, William Alston of Rochester, butcher and cowkeeper [probably meaning a farmer raising cattle for slaughter] bought with one John Payne the Manor of Minster'.
This estate was a considerable acquisition by the pair of businessmen. It was previously owned by Sir John Hayward and included the valuable oyster fishery rights off the estate shoreline which stretched from Garrison Point at Sheerness, east to Scrapsgate near Minster village. Part of the two-mile stretch of shoaling was known as the Cheyney Rock oyster ground, and was noted for the quality of the molluscs that bred there. Also, as joint lord of the Manor of Minster, William gained the valuable right to remove from the Minster foreshore unlimited quantities of sand, gravel, shingle and any other materials. Businessman Alston immediately set about exploiting his new assets - dredging and laying oysters for Billingsgate and other fish markets, and selling beach aggregate materials for industrial purposes.
For William Alston, and later his sons, the removal of beach material in vast quantities [particularly copperas stone from Cheyney Rock to Barton Point] was to be highly profitable. However, their continual and highly contentious commercial activity would eventually lead to serious depletion of the foreshore and to major problems with the sea defences in front of Sheerness. After only a few years John Payne withdrew from his partnership with Alston, and subsequently, in 1807, William sold the manor, only retaining possession of the oyster grounds and the adjacent foreshore.

The demand for oysters.

In the early 1800s the demand for oysters in the south-east area was immense. For decades, annually from all dredging sources, literally hundreds of millions of oysters were sent to Billingsgate alone. The huge demand was driven by the oyster being a cheap sustenance for the poor, of which the rapidly expanding London area had tens of thousands. In time this need brought great pressure on the local east coast oyster fisheries in the Thames, Crouch and Blackwater estuaries, leading to merchants like Alston becoming increasingly reliant on the imported brood oyster. The mounting strain on Thames oyster stocks during this period was also due to excessive dredging, growing pollution and shellfish disease problems, and from extreme winters when estuary waters were frozen over.
The smacks were the smallest of William's boats, typically between 10 and 30 tons burthen. Local dredgermen used these vessels for both dredging mature oysters [at about 4 years old] for dispatch to market, and for laying young brood oysters [about 2 years old] for fattening to maturity over a period of about eighteen months. His larger boats [two-masted hoys] would be used for dredging deep sea oysters, from the Dunkirk sand banks in the Strait of Dover to down-channel Jersey oyster grounds; and for carrying mature shellfish up Thames river to Billingsgate fish market. Eventually William would also use his hoys to bring immature oysters to his Thames estuary cultivating beds from fisheries in distant parts - from the Channel Islands and France, Cornwall, Wales, even from Irish waters. Like their Kentish and Essex cousins, these imported shellfish would eventually be shipped to Billingsgate quay as prime 'Milton Native' oysters.
Dredging oysters would normally only take place for seven months in the year - September to March; the remaining months being those in which the oysters would need to lie undisturbed to fatten and mature. A haul of mature oysters would be graded in three sizes: the best [biggest] oysters were termed as 'Firsts'-these being the size of a man's hand. For the east coast dredgerman, the oyster trade was a tough and very demanding occupation; particularly in the deep winter months when, as now, bitter north and easterly winds would come off the North Sea and sweep across the wide, open waters of the Thames estuary.
During William's lifetime the London oyster trade had become big business and by the 1830s one commentator was referring somewhat excessively to Alston's oysters enterprise as being no doubt the largest oyster farmer in the world'. Later, soon after William had died, journalists were speaking of his son David as being the very Rothschild of oyster-fishers.

The pier and Cheyney Rock house.

In 1803, on the Cheney Rock foreshore, William Alston constructed a pier. This was authorised for carrying away by ship: gravel, stones, ballast, sand or other materials'. The wording of the warrant for construction also allowed William to use the pier for dispatching his mature oysters to Billingsgate fish market and elsewhere, and for shipping in young, immature molluscs. The pier would also be used for his coal import business, which employed a leased area nearby as a coal depot yard. Nowadays, only a few short stubs of pier support timbers remain, visible at low tides and giving just a hint of the past industry of this place.
Thirteen years later, Alston built a large property adjacent to his pier. At that time it was named as Cheyney Rock House and comprised a business complex with dwelling house. The former provided offices, numerous oyster preparation and packing areas, sheds, stables and carriage buildings. From 1816 William used this property as the administrative headquarters of his oyster fishery and marketing firm, not only for his north Kent business but also for his operations in south Essex. William's main home was in High Street, Rochester, and he would never reside at Cheyney Rock House: rather, it would become successively the homes of his two sons, David Thomas Alston and the younger David Alston.
By the early twenties William owned three main residential properties: at High Street, St Nicholas' parish in the city of Rochester; the Cheyney Rock property; and Tannery House at Sittingbourne, part of his Chalkwell leather making business. He also owned numerous other properties in the Rochester district. The Sheerness property has been re-named Cheyney House and is now an English Heritage Grade II listed building, as is Tannery House at Sittingbourne.
At the time Cheyney House was built, Alston was about 59 years of age; and his three sons, to whom he intended leaving his businesses on his death, were aged 20, 17 and 16 years. By the end of the Napoleonic War, all three boys had probably been employed for some time in one or more of their father's enterprises. And by this time old William had probably decided how his firms would be divided between his sons after his demise; and how he thought these businesses should be run thereafter. But early deaths and family disagreements would wreck William's master plan for his sons' futures.

The Chalkwell tannery.

It was at the turn of the century that William Alston acquired the tannery complex at Chalkwell. Here, his workforce of about twenty-five men laboured at converting cattle and other animal hides into leather for selling to tradesmen; who would then produce a huge range of products for commercial, industrial and domestic uses. For William, and later his sons, the business was a very lucrative enterprise.
The French Revolutionary war was at its height when William bought the tannery, a time when the demand for leather products was massive, especially from Britain's army and naval services. Thus this factory must have been working at full capacity throughout these years and was, it is known, for decades after. Each county contained many tanneries; but because of the extremely noxious and offensive smells, and deafening noises emanating from such manufacturies they were usually located at some distance from towns - as was the Chalkwell tannery in Kent. For the men labouring in these works, the long hours of each day would have been physically demanding in the extreme - little wonder was the industry often referred to as the worst that a man could find himself in!

The death of William Alston - 1833.

By the time of his death William Alston had become a very wealthy businessman and well-known in the off-shore shellfish fisheries industry. Annually he was sending, in barrels, some 50,000 bushels of oysters to Billingsgate fish market - this translating into about 14,500 tons of oysters per year. And in this period of fast population growth and industry in the south-east, Alston's tannery at Chalkwell remained highly profitable; as did his coal depot and aggregate supply businesses. Such success had been entirely due to William's great determination and drive, and his keen eye for an opportunity. Outside of commerce, he was a well respected citizen of Rochester where he had lived for 44 years; and where he had become a city Alderman. A widower, he died at his home, aged seventy-five years.
William Alston's will was comprehensive and complex. It was dated April 1833,and was signed only weeks before his death in May of that year. The following is a brief outline of what is contained therein, but only the detail relevant to his three sons - William Spice Alston then 37, David Thomas Alston 34, and David Alston aged 33. Only the two Davids were married, both having children.
The old man's will directed that his eldest son, William jnr would inherit the leather tannery at Chalkwell - a seven acre industrial site comprising a range of tanning process buildings together with the machinery they contained. The site also included a bark mill which produced the tannin acid used for treating the raw hides. The bequest embraced the Tannery House dwelling and its extensive gardens, the terrace of workers' cottages, an orchard, and several acres of land. Specifically, William directed his son to continue operating the tannery and, under threat of forfeiture, not to enter any co-partnership in this business. William jnr would also inherit a freehold plot of land in Cazenouve Street, Rochester. However, fate decreed that the young man would die in 1834, only fifteen months after his father's death; and so by the terms of William senior's will, the tannery would pass directly and solely to the brother, David Thomas Alston.
William's will also directed that his two youngest sons, David Thomas Alston and David Alston would inherit, jointly, the Cheyney Rock oyster fishery business [Alston Oyster Fisheries] - all its oyster dredging and operations equipment, and associated buildings. This bequest would include his Essex fishery business - the Chalkwell Ouse, Leigh Swatch and Hadleigh Ray oyster grounds. And the pair would receive jointly his fleet of dredging smacks and hoys. From the Essex operation the younger David would inherit all 'carts, carriages, harnesses and horses'; just as the older David would receive similar items from the Cheyney Rock business. The aggregates and coal depot concerns would also pass to these two brothers, who would maintain control of all William's legacies for a further two decades.

Alstons Oysters fifty years later.

After William's death in 1833 the Alston Oyster Fisheries business would exist for a further half century. In 1856, William's grand-daughter Eliza Hole, then aged 26, became managing owner of the still successful company together with similar control of the coal depot [until 1875] and the beach aggregates interests of the firm. She was also principal shareholder of the Chalkwell tannery at Sittingbourne and a managing owner of the London based oyster merchants, Hole & Dodd. Eliza had inherited all but the latter of the these businesses from her late father David Thomas Alston, who had himself become sole managing owner of Alston Oyster Fisheries in 1842 following an acrimonious legal dispute with his younger brother David.
Eliza Hole died in 1895 and by the turn of the century the Alston name had disappeared from Kent and London commercial directories. Thereafter, old William's descendents were connected only with the family's subsidiary company Hole & Dodd oyster merchants of Billingsgate and Cornwall. Finally, this business failed in 1927 due to severe recessionary times; thus ending, after some 130 years, the continuous family links to the oyster related businesses that William Alston of Rochester had founded.
Ref: Researched and written by John Seagrove 2013.
Acknowledgements:
Archive centres: Kent History Centre, Maidstone, Kent; Cornwall Records Office, Truro; The National Archive, Kew; the Guildhall Library, London.
Family and local history centres: Sittingbourne Heritage Museum; Sheerness Heritage Centre; Kent Family History Society; Cornwall Family History Society; East of London Family History Society.
Authors: Derek Coombe: Fishermen from the Kentish Shore; Coombe, Hill & Wadham: The Bawleymen -Dredgermen of the River Medway; John R Philpots - Oysters and all about them; W Wildash: History and Antiquities of Rochester and its environs; James Murie: A Report on the sea fisheries and fishing industries in the Thames estuary; Aquafish Solutions: A Report to Seasalter Fisheries.
Principal websites: www.thekingscandlesticks.com; www.cheyneyrock.co.uk; www.simplywhitstable.com; www.oystertown.net; www.kent-opc.org;
It appears that Cheyney Rock is no longer fished for oyster - 2013


Extract from Will of William Alston of Rochester Kent merchant dated 21 Apr 1833 is a 19 page document in which William sets out a complex process for the control of and distribution of his substantial estate.
The two main portions of the estate are put in trust with his executors Messrs D H Day, D B Day, and T H Day Bankers of Rochester.
The Messuages Tenements Lands Buildings, including a tannery and all the requirements of such a business, with and all their appurtenances in Chalkwell in the parish of Milton by Sittingbourne Kent, in favour of his son William Spice Alston his heirs child or children. He is directed to succeed to and continue the tanning business and is specifically directed not to enter into any co-partnership with any person at risk of forfeiture of the asset.
The Messuages Tenements Lands Buildings Leases, including oyster beds and all the requirements of such a fishing business, with and all their appurtenances at Cheney Rock in the Parish of Minster Isle of Sheppy in favour of his sons David Thomas Alston and David Alston their heirs or children. They are directed to succeed to and continue the fishing (Oyster) business
Will proved 25 Jul 1833
Ref PROB 11/1818 Q421

Will of William Alston of Rochester,
21 April 1833
This is the last Will and Testament of me William Alston of the city of Rochester in the county of Kent Merchant made published and declared the twenty first day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty three in manner following that is to say First I give and devise all those my freehold messuage or Tenement and tan yard with the Pits cottages barns Stables warehouses Storehouses Shops [or Ships] Sheds lodges bark mills with the gear thereof and all other erections and buildings in the same tan yard or pertaining thereto and used therewith the Garden containing one acre or thereabouts in front of the said Messuage the Orchard containing two acres or thereabouts with the Stable and other buildings thereon and the field adjoining or near the said tan yard containing three Acres or thereabouts with the Shed and other buildings thereon all which premises are situate at or near Chalkwell in the parish of Milton next Sittingbourne in the county of Kent and are now in my own occupation [marginal note: interlined in original] with their and every of their rights members and Appurtenances unto David Hermitage Day David John Day and Thomas Hermitage Day all of the city of Rochester aforesaid Bankers their heirs and assigns to the uses and for the purposes hereinafter mentioned that is To say to the use of my son William Spice Alston and his assigns for and during the term of his natural life without impeachment of waste And from and after his decease to the use of all and every the Child and Children as well daughters and sons of the said William Spice Alston equally to be divided between them if more than one as tenants in common and not as joint tenants and if their shall be but one such child then to the use of such only Child and the heirs and assigns of such Child or children respectively for ever And in case any one or more of such Children shall happen to die under the age of twenty one years and without leaving lawful issue living at the time of his her or their death or respective deaths then as to all and every the original part or share parts or shares of the Child or Children so dying and also the part or share parts or shares [marginal note: interlined in original] which shall be taken by him her or them under this present provision or limitation in the nature of Cross remainders To the use of the surviving or other Child or Children of the said William Spice Aston equally to be divided between them if more than one as tenants in common and not as joint tenants and his her or their heirs and Assigns for ever And if there shall not be any Child of the said William Spice Alston or in case of there being one or more such Child or Children and of the decease of all of them happening under the age of twenty one years without leaving issue as aforesaid Then to the use of my Son David Thomas Alston and his assigns for and during the term of his natural life without impeachment of waste And from and after his decease to the use of all and every the Child and Children as well daughters as sons of the said David Thomas Alston and his her or their respective heirs in like manner for the like Estates and interests and with like benefit of Survivorship and ?accrual? mutatis mutandis as are hereinbefore mentioned and contained in relation to the Children of my said Son William Spice Alston And if there shall not be any Child of the said David Thomas Alston or in case of there being on[e] or more such Child or Children and of the decease of all of them happening under the age of twenty one years without leaving issue as aforesaid Then to the use of my Son David Alston and his assigns for and during the term of his natural life without impeachment of waste and from and after his decease To the use of all and every the Child and Children as well daughters as sons of the said David Alston and his her or their respective heirs in like manner for the like Estates and interests and with like benefit of Survivorship and ?Accrual? mutatis mutandis as are hereinbefore mentioned and contained in relation to the Children of my said Son William Spice Alston And if there shall not be any Child of the said David Alston or in case of there being one or more such Child or Children and of the decease of all of them happening under the age of twenty one years without leaving issue as aforesaid Then to the use of my own right heirs for ever Provided always and forasmuch as it is my Will and desire that my Son William Spice Alston should not join or engage in Copartnership with any person or persons whomsoever in the Manufactory Trade or business of a Tanner And I do hereby declare and direct that in case he shall at any time after my decease join or engage in Copartnership with any person or persons whomsoever in the said manufactory trade or business of a Tanner then and from thenceforth during the residue of the natural life of my said Son William Spice Alston they the said David Hermitage Day David John Day and Thomas Hermitage Day their heirs and assigns shall become and stand seized and possessed of all and singular the hereditaments hereinbefore devised or . . . . . to the use of the said William Spice Alston for his life as to such interest and interests for life of the said William Spice Alston to the use of themselves their Executors and Administrators in trust to pay and apply the rents issues and profits thereof to or for the benefit of the person or persons to whom or for whose benefit the same would from time to time be payable or applicable in case the said William Spice Alston were then actually dead And I give and devise all that piece or Parcel of Freehold ground containing in length one hundred and thirty four feet or thereabouts be the same more or less with the rights members and appurtenances thereto belonging situate in Cazenouve Street in the Parish of Saint Margaret next Rochester aforesaid and near the Public Alehouse there known by the Sign of the Sir John Falstaff unto and to the use of my said Son William Spice Alston his heirs and Assigns for ever And I give and devise all those my Freehold lands grounds sea shore and fishery commonly called Cheney Rock situate in the Parish of Minster in the Isle of Sheppy in the County of Kent and all my lands grounds tenements soil and Rights of Soil fisheries and rights of Fishery and all other rights easements liberties and hereditaments whatsoever of and within the Manor of Minster in the said Isle of Sheppy shares and Products thereof and all other my manors lands tenements and hereditaments whatsoever within the said Parish and Manor of Minster or elsewhere in the said Isle of Sheppy and in or on the shores Creeks and waters thereof with their and every of their rights members & appurt[enance]s And also all those my Freehold lands grounds Sea Shores and fisheries commonly called Leigh Swatch and Chalkwell Ouse situate in the parishes of Prittlewell & Leigh or one of them in the County of Essex and all my Freehold manors lands grounds tenements soil and rights of Soil fisheries and rights of Fishery and all other rights easements liberties and hereditaments whatsoever within the said parishes of Prittlewell and Leigh or elsewhere in the said County of Essex and in or on the Sea Shores creeks and waters thereof with their and every of their rights members and appurtenances And also all those my Freehold messuages or tenements buildings land and hereditaments whatsoever situate in the High Street and in Bull Lane or elsewhere within the parish of Saint Nicholas in the City of Rochester aforesaid with their and every of their rights members and appurt[enance]s unto the said David Hermitage Day David John Day and Thomas Hermitage Day their heirs and assigns To the uses and for the purposes hereinafter mentioned that is to say As to and concerning one full and equal undivided moiety or half part of and in the said last devised estates and hereditaments (the whole into two equal parts being divided or considered as divided) To the use of my Son David Thomas Alston and his assigns for and during the term of his natural life without impeachment of waste And from and after his decease in case he shall depart this life leaving my Sons William Spice Alston and David Alston both him surviving To the use of my Son William Spice Alston and his Assigns for and during the term of his natural life without impeachment of waste And from and after the decease of the said William Spice Alston in case the limitation to him for life last hereinbefore contained shall take effect and if the same shall not take effect then from and after the decease of the said David Thomas Alston [marginal note: Original] To the use of all and every the Son and Sons of the said David Thomas Alston equally to be divided between them if more than one as tenants in common and not as joint tenants and if there shall be but one such Son then to the use of such only Son and the heirs and Assigns of such Son or Sons respectively for ever And in case any one or more of such Sons of the said David Thomas Alston shall happen to die under the age of twenty one years and without leaving lawful issue living at the time of his or their death or respective deaths then as to all and every the original part or share parts or shares of the Son or Sons so dying and also the part or share parts or shares which shall be taken by him or them under this present provision or limitation in the nature of cross remainders To the use of the surviving or other Son or Sons of the said David Thomas Alston equally to be divided between them if more than one as tenants in common and not as joint tenants and his or their heirs and assigns for ever And if there shall not be any Son of the said David Thomas Alston or in case of there being one or more such Son or Sons and on the decease of all of them happening under the age of twenty one years without leaving issue as aforesaid Then to the use of my said Son David Alston and his assigns for and during the term of his natural life without impeachment of waste And from and after his decease To the use of all and every the Son and Sons of the said David Alston and his or their respective heirs in like manner for like estates and interests and with like benefit of Survivorship and ?accruer? mutatis mutandis as are last hereinbefore mentioned and contained in relation to the Son and Sons of my said Son David Thomas Alston And as to and concerning the other or remaining full and equal undivided moiety or half part of and in the said estates and hereditaments last devised and now in limitation To the use of my Son David Alston and his Assigns for and during the term of his natural life without impeachment of waste and from and after his decease in case he shall depart this life leaving my said Sons William Spice Alston and David Thomas Alston both him surviving To the use of my said Son William Spice Alston and his assigns for and during the term of his natural life without impeachment of waste and from and after the decease of the said William Spice Alston in case the limitation to him for life last hereinbefore mentioned shall take effect and if the same shall not take Effect then from and after the decease of the said David Alston [marginal note: Original] To the use of ?and benefit of? the Son and Sons of the said David Alston [marginal note: interlined] and his or their respective heirs in like manner for like Estates and interests and with like benefit of Survivorship and ?accruer? mutatis mutandis as are last hereinbefore mentioned and contained in relation to the Son and Sons of my said Son David Thomas Alston And if there shall not be any Son of the said David Alston or in case of there being one or more such Son or Sons and of the decease of all of them happening under the age of twenty one years and without leaving issue as aforesaid Then to the use of my said Son David Thomas Alston and his assigns for and during the term of his natural life without impeachment of waste and from and after his decease To the use of all and every the Son and Sons of the said David Thomas Alston and his or their respective heirs in like manner for like estates and interests and with like benefit of Survivorship & ?accruer? mutatis mutandis as are last hereinbefore mentioned and contained in relation to their Son and Sons of him the said David Thomas Alston and if there shall not be any Son of either of them the said David Thomas Alston and David Alston [marginal note: interlined] or in case of there being one or more such Son or Sons and of the decease of all of them happening under the age of twenty one years without leaving issue as aforesaid Then as to the entirety of the said Estates and hereditaments last devised and now in limitation To the use of my Son William Spice Alston and his assigns for and during the term of his natural life without impeachment of waste And from and after his decease to the use of all and every the Son and Sons of the said William Spice Alston and his or their respective heirs in like manner for like Estates and interests and with like benefit of survivorship and ?accruer? mutatis mutandis as are last hereinbefore mentioned and contained in relation to the Son and Sons of my said Son David Thomas Alston And if there shall not be any Son of the said William Spice Alston or in case of there being one or more such Son or Sons & of the decease of all of them happening under the age of twenty one years without leaving issue as aforesaid Then to the use of my Grandson William Augustus Chaplin (Son of my Daughter Elizabeth Chaplin) and his assigns for and during the term of his natural life without impeachment of waste and from and after his decease To the use of all and every the Son or Sons of the said William Augustus Chaplin and his or their respective heirs in like manner for like estates and interests with like benefit of survivorship and ?accruer? mutatis mutandis as are last hereinbefore mentioned in relation to the Son and Sons of my said son David Thomas Alston and [if] there shall not be any Son of the said William Augustus Chaplin or in case of there being one or more such Son or Sons and of the decease of all of them happening under the age of twenty one years without leaving issue as aforesaid [marginal note: Original] Then as to and concerning on full undivided moiety or half part (the whole into two equal parts being divided or considered as divided) of and in the said Estates and hereditaments last devised and now in limitation To the use of my Grandson Horace Chaplin (another of the Sons of my said Daughter Elizabeth Chaplin) and his assigns for and during the term of his natural life without impeachment of waste and from and after his decease To the use of all and every the Son and Sons of the said Horace Chaplin and his or their respective heirs in like manner for like Estates and interests and with the like benefit of survivorship and ?accruer? mutatis mutandis as are last hereinbefore mentioned in relation to the Son and Sons of my said Son David Thomas Alston and if there shall not be any Son of the said Horace Chaplin or in case of there being one or more such Son or Sons and of the decease of all of them happening under the age of twenty one years without leaving issue as aforesaid then to the use of my Grandson Alfred Chaplin (another of the Sons of my said Daughter Elizabeth Chaplin) and his assigns for and during the term of his natural life without impeachment of waste And form and after his decease To the use of all and every the Son and Sons of the said Alfred Chaplin and his or their respective heirs in like manner for like Estates interests and with like benefits of Survivorship and ?accruer? mutatis mutandis as are last hereinbefore mentioned and contained in relation to the Son and Sons of my said Son David Thomas Alston And as to and concerning the other full undivided moiety or half part (the whole into two equal parts being divided or considered as divided as aforesaid) of and in the said estates and hereditaments last devised and now in limitation To the use of my said Grandson Alfred Chaplin and his assigns for and during the term of his natural life without impeachment of waste and from and after his decease To the use of all and every the son and sons of the said Alfred Chaplin and his or their respective heirs in like manner for like estates and interests and with like benefit of Survivorship and ?accruer? mutatis mutandis as are last hereinbefore mentioned and contained in relation to the Son and Sons of my said Son David Thomas Alston And if there shall not be any Son of the said Alfred Chaplin or in case of there being one or more such Son or Sons and of the decease of all of them happening under the age of twenty one years without leaving issue as aforesaid Then to the use of the said Horace Chaplin & his assigns for and during the term of his natural life without impeachment of waste And from and after his decease To the use of all and every the Son and Sons of the said Horace Chaplin and his or their respective heirs in like manner for like Estates and interests and with like benefit of survivorship & ?accruer? mutatis mutandis as are last hereinbefore mentioned and contained in relation to the son and Sons of my said Son David Thomas Alston And if there shall not be any Son of either of them the said Horace Chaplin and Alfred Chaplin or in case of there being one or more such Son or Sons and of the decease of all of them happening under the age of twenty one years without leaving issue as aforesaid Then as to the entirety of the said Estates and hereditaments last devised and now in limitation To the use of my own right heirs for ever And I give and bequeath unto the said David Hermitage Day David John Day and Thomas Hermitage Day the Executors Adm[inistrat]ors and Assigns All those my leasehold Messuages or tenements and other buildings ground and premises with the Appurt[enance]s situate at or near Cheney Rock in the Parish of Minster in the Isle of Sheppy aforesaid and now in the occupation of myself and others for all the term and with all the right and benefit of renewal which I shall be entitled to therein at the time of my decease Upon Trust for and for the benefit of the same persons in the same proportions for like interests and under and subject to the same powers provisos limitations restrictions and regulations in all respects as are hereinbefore and hereinafter mentioned expressed and declared of concerning and in relation to the before mentioned and devised freehold hereditaments situate in the Parish of Minster and Isle of Sheppy hereinbefore limited to or to the use of my said Sons David Thomas Alston and David Alston in undivided moieties for their respective lives with divers remainders over or as near thereto as the nature of the same estates and the rules of Law and equity will admit and to permit and suffer the persons for the time being respectively entitled under the uses limitations and trusts aforesaid to the rents and profits of the said Freehold hereditaments in the said Parish of Minster and Isle of Sheppy respectively in the life proportions to have hold and enjoy and receive and take the rents and profits of the same leasehold premises or to pay and apply the same to or for the benefit of such persons accordingly And I direct that the lease under which I hold the same leasehold premises shall be kept duly renewed so often as the same shall according to the terms and conditions thereof become renewable and that the fines fees and expenses attending such renewals shall be paid out of the rents and profits of the same Premises provided always and I hereby declare and direct that in case my Sons William Spice Alston David Thomas Alston and David Alston or my Grandchildren William Augustus Chaplin Horace Chaplin and Alfred Chaplin or any or either of them shall happen to become Bankrupt or shall take the benefit of any act or Acts of Parliament passed or to be passed for the relief of insolvent debtors then from the time or respective times that a fiat or fiats in Bankruptcy shall issue against my said Sons or Grandchildren or any one or more of them respectively or from the time of any one or more of them so taking the benefit of any such Insolvent Act and during the then remainder of his or their life or respective natural lives the interest and interests for life by this my will limited to or to the use of such of my said Sons or Grandchildren respectively who shall so become bankrupt and against whom a fiat or fiats in Bankruptcy shall so issue or who shall so take the benefit of any such Insolvent Act in my real Estates or any part or parts thereof or in my Leasehold estates or any part or parts thereof shall cease and determine and the Trustees to whom the same real or leasehold estates respectively are hereinbefore devised and bequeathed and their heirs Executors Adm[inistrat]ors and Assigns shall thenceforth stand and be seized and possessed thereof as to such interest and interests for life of such of my said Sons or Grandchildren respectively who shall so become Bankrupt and against whom a fiat or fiats in Bankruptcy shall so issue or who shall so take the benefit of any such Insolvent Act to the use of them the said Trustees their Executors and Administrators [marginal note: Interlined in original] upon trust during the remainder of the natural life or lives of such Son or Sons Grandchild or Grandchildren respectively so becoming Bankrupt and against whom a fiat or fiats in Bankruptcy shall so issue or who shall so take the benefit of any such Insolvent Act to pay apply and dispose of the annual income proceeds and profits thereof as the same arise & . . . . . due to or for the benefit of the same persons as for the time being and from time to time would under the limitations of this my will be entitled thereto in case my said Son or Sons Grandchild or Grandchildren respectively so becoming Bankrupt and against whom a fiat or fiats in Bankruptcy shall so issue or who shall so take the benefit of such Insolvent Act was or were naturally dead And to preserve the contingent estates interests and remainders hereinbefore limited from being defeated and destroyed I give and devise the hereditaments and part or Shares hereinbefore devised or limited to any and every person for life as aforesaid after the determination of that Estate by forfeiture or otherwise in his or her lifetime to the said David Hermitage Day David John Day and Thomas Hermitage Day and their heirs during the life of every tenant for life whose Estate shall so determine in trust for him or her and by the such ways and means to preserve the contingent Estates interests or remainders expected thereon And I give and bequeath all those my leasehold Oyster Grounds Fishery & Premises with the Appurtenances called Hadleigh ?Roa? situate at or near Leigh aforesaid and all other Premises if any held by me of Lady Sparrow and all other my leasehold Oyster Grounds and Fisheries with the Appurtenances for all the terms estate and interest which I shall be entitled to therein respectively at the time of my decease unto my said Sons David Thomas Alston and David Alston equally to be divided between them share and share alike as tenants in common and not as joint tenants and their respective Executors Adm[inistrat]ors and Assigns absolutely And I give and bequeath such Chariot and Chariot Horses as I shall have in use at the time of my decease unto my said Son David Thomas Alston absolutely Also I give and bequeath all my silver plate and all the wines and other liquors which shall be in or at my dwellinghouse in Rochester aforesaid at the time of my decease unto and equally between my said Sons William Spice Alston & and David Thomas Alston absolutely Also I give and bequeath all the household furniture and implements of household china and other household effects (other than plate wine and other liquors [)]which shall be in and about my said dwellinghouse in Rochester aforesaid at the time of my decease unto my said Son William Spice Alston absolutely. Also I give and bequeath all the household Furniture and implements of household ?use? linen China and other household Effects and all the liquors and provisions which shall be in and about my dwelling house at Chalkwell in the Parish of Milton aforesaid at the time of my decease unto my said Son William Spice Alston absolutely [marginal note: Interlined in original] Also I give and bequeath all the household Furniture and implements of household plate linen China and other household Effects and all the liquors and provisions which shall be in and about my dwelling house at or near Cheney Rock in the Parish of Minster aforesaid at the time of my decease unto my Son David Thomas Alston absolutely And I do hereby direct that the Stoves and other fixtures which shall be in and about my several dwellinghouses at Rochester Chalkwell and Minster aforesaid at the time of my decease shall remain and be left therein for the benefit of the person or persons to be for the time being entitled in possession to the same Premises under the devises bequests & provisions herein contained Also I give and bequeath all and every the Carts and other Carriages horses harness Fixtures and implements which shall pertain to and be used in my manufactory trade or business as a Tanner at the time of my decease unto my said Son William Spice Alston absolutely Also I give and bequeath all and every my vessels boats and craft whatsoever with the tackle Furniture fixtures materials implements and appurtenances to the same vessels boats and craft severally belonging or appertaining and as they at the time of my decease may be fitted and used for the Oyster trade or business and all my dredges with the Chains and buoys thereto and all the rakes and other materials and implements whatsoever which at my decease shall be in use in or for the purposes of or in any way pertain to all or any of my Oyster grounds and Fisheries or my trade & business of an Oyster Merchant unto and equally between my said Sons David Thomas Alston and David Alston absolutely And I give and bequeath unto the said David Hermitage Day David John Day and Thomas Hermitage Day and my said Son David Thomas Alston their Executors and Adm[inistrat]ors the Sum of five thousand pounds sterling (of which the Sum of one thousand pounds now owing to me from William Chaplin the Husband of my daughter Elizabeth Chaplin or so much thereof as shall remain unpaid at the time of my decease shall form part) to be by them laid out and invested in the purchase of Stock in their names in the three per centum consolidated Bank Annuities which Stock they shall stand and be possessed of upon the trusts and for the intents and purposes hereinafter mentioned that is to say Upon trust that they the said David Hermitage Day David John Day Thomas Hermitage Day and David Thomas Alston and the Survivors and Survivor of them and the Executors Adm[inistrat]ors and Assigns of such Survivor do and shall during the life of my Daughter Elizabeth Chaplin pay and dispose of the interest dividends & annual produce and in such parts and proportions manner and form as my said Daughter Elizabeth Chaplin shall from time to time whether covert or solo and notwithstanding her present or any future coverture by any writing or writings under her own hand only as the interest dividends and annual produce shall from time to time become due and payable but not by way of anticipation direct or appoint or otherwise do and shall pay the same interest dividends & annual produce into the Proper hands of my said daughter Elizabeth Chaplin To the intent that the same may not be assigned charged or disposed of and may not be at the disposal for o subject or liable to the controul (sic) debts or engagements of her present or any future husband but only at her own sole and separate disposal And I hereby declare that the receipts in writing of my said Daughter Elizabeth Chaplin alone or of the person or persons to whom she shall direct the said interest dividends and annual produce to be paid shall from time to time notwithstanding her present or any future coverture be sufficient discharges to the person or persons who shall pay the same for so much thereof for which every such receipt shall be given And from and after her decease my said Trustees or the Survivors or Survivor of them or the executors Administrators or assigns of such Survivor shall stand and be possessed of and interested in the Principal of the said three per centum annuities to be purchased as aforesaid Upon trust for all or such one or more of the Children of my said daughter Elizabeth Chaplin for such interest or interests & in such shares proportions manner and form as my said daughter Elizabeth Chaplin whether covert or sole and notwithstanding her present or any future coverture by any deed or deeds writing or writings with or without power of revocation and new appointment to be by her sealed and delivered in the presence of one two or more credible witness or witnesses or by her last will and Testament in writing or any Codicil thereto or any writing in the nature of or purporting to be her last will and Testament or Codicil to be by her (notwithstanding her present or any future Coverture signed and published in the presence of and attested by two or more Credible Witnesses shall direct limit or appoint give or bequeath the same And in default of such direction limitation or appointment gift or bequest and as to so much and such part and parts of the said three per centum Annuities to be purchased as aforesaid to which any such direction limitation or appointment gift or bequest as may be made shall not extend Upon trust that my said Trustees or the Survivors or Survivor of them or the Executors Adm[inistrat]ors or Assigns of such Survivor do and shall pay assign and transfer the same unto all and every the Child and Children of the said Elizabeth Chaplin equally to be divided between them if more than one share and share alike and if there shall be but one such Child then the whole to such only Child and his her or their several and respective Executors Adm[inistrat]ors and Assigns upon their severally attaining the age of twenty five years and after the decease of the said Elizabeth Chaplin as aforesaid to and for his her or their own absolute use and benefit The share or respective shares of such Child or Children to become vested and transferable interests in them respectively (expectant on the decease of the said Elizabeth Chaplin) when and as he she or they respectively shall attain the said age of twenty five years or die under that age leaving lawful issue living at their respective deaths But in case ant one or more of the Children of the said Elizabeth Chaplin shall happen to die under the age of twenty five years and without leaving lawful issue as aforesaid then the part and share or parts and shares as well original as accruing of and in the said three per centum annuities to be purchased as aforesaid or of and in so much and such part thereof as is now in disposition or limitation of such Child or children so dying shall go and accrue unto the other or others of her said Children equally to be divided between them if more than one share and share alike and if there shall be but one then to such only one and become vested interests in and be payable assignable and transferable to him her or them respectively at the same time or times as their his or her original shares or share Provided always and I do hereby declare and direct that after the decease of my said Daughter Elizabeth Chaplin during the respective minorities of her said children and until they severally attain the said age of twenty five years the dividends interest and annual produce of their respective apparent or presumptive shares of and in the said three per centum annuities to be purchased as aforesaid shall from time to time be laid out and invested in the purchase of like three per centum annuities as shall also the increased dividends to arise from such further investments in increase and accumulation of the principal of their said respective shares Provided also and I hereby declare and direct that my said Trustees shall not call for or require payment by the said William Chaplin of the Principal of the said Sum of one thousand pounds or so much thereof as shall remain due and unpaid at the time of my decease at any earlier period or in any other manner than by six yearly instalments each of one sixth part of the same debt computing from the day of my decease And I hereby give foregive and release unto the said William Chaplin all such sum and sums of money if any over and above the Sum of one thousand pounds as he may owe or stand indebted unto me at the time of my decease Also I give and bequeath unto the said David Hermitage Day David John Day Thomas Hermitage Day and David Thomas Alston their Executors and Administrators the further Sum of one thousand pounds sterling to be by them laid out and invested in the purchase of Capital Stock in their names in three per centum consolidated Bank Annuities which last mentioned stock they shall stand and be possessed of upon the trusts and for the intents and purposes hereinafter mentioned that is to say Upon trust that my said Trustees or the Survivors or Survivor of them of the Executors Adm[inistrat]ors or Assigns of such Survivor do and shall pay assign & transfer the same last mentioned three per centum annuities unto my Grand daughter Eleanor Chaplin (one of the Children of my said Daughter Elizabeth Chaplin) upon her attaining the age of twenty two years and I declare and direct that the same shall become a vested and transferable interest in the said Eleanor Chaplin upon her attaining the said age of twenty two years or dying under that age leaving lawful issue living at the time of her death And in case of the decease of the said Eleanor Chaplin under the said age of twenty two years and without leaving lawful issue as aforesaid Then upon trust that they my said Trustees and the Survivors and Survivor of them and the Executors Administrators and Assigns of such Survivor shall and dod pay apply assign and dispose of the said three per centum annuities to be purchased with the said Sum of one thousand pounds as aforesaid and the dividends interest and produce thereof to or for the benefit of my said Daughter Elizabeth Chaplin and her other Children in like manner and under and subject to like or similar power of appointment and of the regulations provisions directions limitations and powers in all respects mutatis mutandis as are hereinbefore mentioned and contained in relation to the three per Centum Annuities to be purchased with the said Sum of five thousand pounds and the dividends interest and produce thereof hereinbefore given or limited to or in trust for the said Elizabeth Chaplin and her Children Provided always And I do hereby declare and direct that during the minority of the said Eleanor Chaplin and until she shall attain the age of twenty two years the dividends interest and annual produce of the said three per Centum Annuities to be purchased with the said Sum of one thousand pounds as aforesaid shall be laid out and applied in for and towards her maintenance education and support or otherwise for the benefit in such way as my said Trustees shall think fit Also I give and bequeath unto the said David Hermitage Day David John Day Thomas Hermitage Day and David Thomas Alston their Executors and Administrators the further Sum of one thousand pounds sterling to be by them laid out and invested in the purchase of Capital Stock in their names in three per cent consolidated Bank Annuities which last mentioned stock they shall stand and be possessed of upon the trusts and for the intents and purposes hereinafter mentioned that is to say Upon trust that my said Trustees or the Survivors and Survivor of them or the Executors Adm[inistrat]ors or Assigns of such Survivor do and shall pay assign and transfer the same last mentioned three per cent annuities unto my Grandson William Francis Dobson (Son of my late Daughter Catherine Dobson deceased) upon his attaining the age of twenty five years and I declare and direct that the same shall become a vested and transferable interest in the said William Francis Dobson upon his attaining the said age of twenty five years or dying under that age leaving lawful issue living at the time of his death And in case of the decease of the said William Francis Dobson under the said age of twenty five years and without leaving lawful issue as aforesaid Then I declare and direct that the said last mentioned three per Cent Annuities shall fall into and become part of the residue of my personal Estate and be assigned transferred and disposed of by my said Trustees accordingly Provided always and I do hereby declare and direct that during the minority of the said William Francis Dobson and until he shall attain the age of twenty five years or die under that age the dividends interest and annual produce of the said last mentioned three per cent annuities shall from time to time be laid out and invested in the purchase of like three per cent annuities as shall also the increased dividends to arise from such further investments in increase and accumulation of the principal of the same last mentioned three per cent annuities for the benefit of the person or persons who under the trusts and limitations hereinbefore contained may become entitled thereto Provided always and I do hereby direct that the said legacies or Sums of five thousand pounds one thousand pounds and one thousand pounds hereinbefore directed to be laid out and invested by the Trustees of this my Will in the purchase of the three per Cent consolidated Bank Annuities shall be so laid out and invested by them at such convenient time or times within six years next after my decease as the Executors and Trustees of this my will shall think fit but so that until such investments shall be fully made not less than one sixth part of the said legacies shall be so laid out and invested in each of the said six years next after my decease and I direct that in the mean time and until such investments shall be made interest at the rate of five pounds per centum per annum computed from the day of my decease shall be paid upon the same legacies or so much thereof as from time to time shall remain uninvested as aforesaid which interest shall be paid applied and disposed of in like manner as the dividends or interest of the three per Cent Stock to be purchased as aforesaid would have been in case the same had been previously purchased And I bequeath to my Servant Lucy Wakefield the Sum of two hundred pounds to be paid to her within one month next after my decease [marginal note: interlined] And whereas I have made and executed a settlement of certain Freehold Estates to ?certain? uses for the benefit of my Dau[ghte]r Mary Ann Smith (the wife of Charles Smith) after my decease by Indentures of lease and release bearing date respectively the nineteenth and twentieth days of this instant month of April the lease being of the latter date and made between me of the first part the said Charles smith and Mary Ann his Wife of the second part and my said Sons William Spice Alston and David Thomas Alston of the third part Now I do hereby ratify and confirm the said Indentures of Lease and release and settlement and do expressly direct my Sons and all other persons and parties to do and execute all acts and things whatsoever which are or may become necessary for the confirmation and corroboration thereof and the giving complete legal effect to the same and the uses trusts and limitations therein contained And I give and bequeath all and every of my ready money and securities for money monies in the public Stocks or funds debts notes leases stock in trade as a Tanner and Oyster Merchant Goods Chattels and personal Estate and Effects whatsoever and of what nature or kind soever not hereinbefore Specifically bequeathed or disposed of (after and subject to the payment or discharge thereout of all my just debts the pecuniary legacies hereinbefore bequeathed and payments hereinbefore directed to be made and my funeral and testamentary expenses) unto my said Sons William Spice Alston David Thomas Alston and David Alston equally to be divided between them share and share alike and their respective Executors Adm[inistrat]ors and Assigns absolutely And I hereby declare and direct that my said Son William Spice Alston shall at my decease succeed to and continue for his own use and benefit my manufactory trade or business of a Tanner carried on at Chalkwell in the Parish of Milton aforesaid and shall be entitled to become the purchaser of the leather bark and other Stock pertaining to the said Manufactory trade or business at the time of my decease(other than the carts and other carriages horses harness fixtures and implements hereinbefore bequeathed to him) at such price or Sum of money as the same shall be valued and appraised at by two indifferent and Proper persons one to be nominated by the Executors of this my will and the other by my said Son William Spice Alston and in case such referees should disagree then by a proper and indifferent third person to be nominated by such Referees as umpire And which valuation I direct shall be made as soon as conveniently may be after my decease And I further declare and direct that my said Sons David Thomas Alston and David Alston shall at my decease succeed to and continue for their own use and benefit equally my trade or business of an Oyster Merchant carried on at or upon the aforesaid Oyster Beds grounds or layings called Cheyney Rock Chalkwell Ouze Leigh Swatch and Hadleigh ?Rea? situate at or near Minster Leigh and Prittlewell aforesaid and at or upon any other Oyster Beds Grounds or layings which may be in my occupation at the time of my decease whether carried on by me alone or in connexion with any other person or persons at the time of my decease and shall be entitled to become the Purchasers of the Stock of Oysters and Oyster Brood thereon at the time of my decease at such prices or Sums of money as the same shall be valued and appraised at by two indifferent and proper persons one to be nominated by my said Sons David Thomas Alston and David Alston and the other by the other Executors of this my Will or by my said Son William Spice Alston and in case such referees should disagree then by a proper and indifferent third person to be nominated by such referees as Umpire And which valuations I direct shall be made as soon as conveniently may be after my decease And I hereby declare that the Stock pertaining to my said manufactory trade or business of a tanner hereinbefore directed to be valued and appraised and the Stock of Oysters and Oyster brood on the several Oyster Beds grounds or layings which shall be in my possession use or occupation at the time of my decease shall be and constitute parts of my residuary personal Estate subject nevertheless to such application of the same in or towards payment of the legacies or Sums of money hereby bequeathed as is hereinbefore directed And I further declare and direct that my said Sons William Spice Alston David Thomas Alston and David Alston shall respectively pay into the fund of my residuary personal Estate so much and such part of the valuations and appraisements hereinbefore directed to be made for them as aforesaid as from time to time shall be wanted for payment of the several legacies and other charges payable thereout and as may be necessary to actualize their respective portions shares of my residuary personal Estate And I give devise and bequeath unto the said David Hermitage Day David John Day Thomas Hermitage Day and David Thomas Alston their heirs executors Adm[inistrat]ors and Assigns all such freehold and leasehold messuages lands tenements and hereditaments whatsoever (if any) as are now vested in me or as to the said leasehold Premises which shall be vested in me at the time of my decease either as Trustee or by mortgagee in any way howsoever To hold the same unto and to the use of the said David Hermitage Day David John Day Thomas Hermitage Day and David Thomas Alston theirs heirs Executors Adm[inistrat]ors and Assigns upon and subject to the like trusts and equity of redemption upon and subject to which the same premises are now or shall be vested in me and with the same powers and . . . . . as far as I can devise or bequeath the same or I have or may be entitled to in and over the same premises respectively the monies due to me on any such mortgages to be nevertheless considered as part of my personal Estate and . . . . . the dispositions of this my Will provided always and I do declare and direct that on the death of any trustee or trustees of or under this my Will or of any trustee or trustees to be appointed pursuant to this provision or in case any one or more of them shall desire to decline or be discharged from the trusts thereof or shall become incapable or unfit to act therein or shall go to reside beyond Sea or shall desire to have an additional Trustee or Trustee joined with them or any of them in the same trusts then and in any or either of the said cases and so often as any or either of them shall happen it shall and may be lawful for the surviving or continuing and acting Trustees or Trustee or the heirs executors or Adm[inistrat]ors of the last acting Trustee or if there shall be no remaining Trustee then for my said Sons William Spice Alston David Thomas Alston and David Alston to nominate and appoint new Trustees or a new Trustee in the room of those so respectively dead or declining or becoming incapable or unfit to act or going to reside beyond Sea or to act as additional Trustee or additional Trustees And that immediately on or after every such appointment the trust Estates Stocks monies and Premises then remaining undisposed of pursuant of the Provisions of this my Will shall be conveyed assigned and transferred so and is such manner that the surviving or continuing trustees or trustee and such new or additional Trustees or Trustee may jointly or such new Trustees if the case shall so require may solely to them their heirs Executors Adm[inistrat]ors and Assigns become and stand seized and possessed thereof to the uses and upon the trusts of this my Will or such of them as shall be then subsisting undetermined and capable of taking effect and every such new or additional trustee shall have and may exercise the like privileges (sic) powers and authorities in all respects as if he had been originally appointed a Trustee of and by this my will Provided also and I do declare and direct that it shall be lawful for the Executors of this my will to compound for and compromise any debt or debts that may be due to me at the time of my decease or that may afterwards become due to my Estate and to adjust settle compromise or subject to arbitration any account or accounts which are or shall be <???> between me or my Estate and any person or persons whomsoever and to give or allow such reasonable time or indulgence for the payment of the same debts respectively and in the meantime to accept and take such securities or assurances for the payment thereof as they in their discretion shall think fit and as they shall see . . . . . and that the Trustees and Ex[ecut]ors of this my Will or any more or additional Trustee to be appointed as aforesaid or any or either of them their or any or either of their heirs Executors or Adm[inistrat]ors shall not be charged or chargeable with or accountable for any more of the aforesaid trusts estates monies and premises than they respectively shall actually receive or shall have to their respective hands by virtue if this my Will (notwithstanding their signing or other wise any receipt act or other instrument for the sake of conformity) nor with or for any loss or diminution in value that shall happen of the same or any part thereof either by any deposit made thereof for a sale custody or otherwise so as such loss happen without their wilful neglect or default nor any one or more of them to the others or other or for the acts deeds receipts or disbursements of the others or other of them but each of them for his own acts deeds receipts disbursements and defaults only And also that it shall and may be lawful for them and each and every of them their and each and every of their heirs Ex[ecut]ors and Adm[inistrat]ors in the first place by and out of the aforesaid trust estates monies and premises to deduct retain and reimburse to themselves and each other all such loss costs charges and expenses as they or any or either of them shall be put unto incur or sustain for or by reason of the Executorship or Trusts of this my Will or in relation to the said trust estates monies and premises or the management and execution thereof or any other thing in any wise relating thereto And I nominate and appoint the said David Hermitage Day David John Day Thomas Hermitage Day and David Thomas Alston Executors of this my Will and do revoke and declare void all former Wills and Codicils by me made In Witness whereof I the said William Alston the Testator have to this my last Will and Testament contained in nineteen sheets of paper set my hand & seal that is to say to each of the first eighteen sheets my hand and to this nineteenth and last sheet my hand and Seal the day and year first above written - Wm Alston - Signed Sealed published and declared by the said William Alston the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the [presence] of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto the several interlineations obliterations and erasures against which we have put the initial Letters of our names in the margin having been first made and written - D. B. Lewis Sol[icitor] Rochester - James Lewis Rochester - Chas Dorrett Rochester.
Proved at London the 25th July 1833 before the [Surrogate] by the Oaths of David Hermitage Day David John Day Thomas Hermitage Day and David Thomas Alston the Son the Executors to whom Admon was granted being first sworn by them duly to Administer.
Ref PROB 11/1818 Q421.
Transcribed by Susan Perrett. Copy on this file.

Research Notes:
Cresswell notes that this stem was taken from the Rev E Constable Alston's M.SS., and is probably conjectural and imperfect.

Centre for Kentish Studies Maidstone.
Alston Archive References.
U487/1 - P1 maps, T9 - 17 Title deeds, T 18 - 22 Settlements,
E1 - E14 Minster estate, E15 - 19 Essex estate & miscellaneous,
L1 - 8 Legal, B1 - 3 Business.
Copy of U487/1 catalogue and maps on file & on picture file.

Essex Record Office
Level: Category Miscellaneous
Level: Fonds MISCELLANEOUS DEEDS ETC.
Level: Sub-Fonds DEEDS DEPOSITED BY GUILDHALL LIBRARY
Reference Code D/DU 206/4
Dates of Creation 19 July 1785
Extent 1 item
Scope and Content Demise by letters patent for reversionary term of 22 and a half years at rent of L.10. George III to Thomas Harridge, Thomas Lee, John Durrevel Kemp, Henry Fisher, David Harridge, junior and George King Parcel of ground covered with water being the soil or bed of creek called Leigh Swatch near Leigh, abutting north on Chalkwell Ouze and south on Canvey Spitt and Popling or Popperell Land, extending in length 3 miles from mouth of Swatch at the south-east to the north-west end, and in breadth 154 yards from the low water mark on the north-east side to the low water mark on the south-west side Recites that the premises are parcel of Crown possessions intended for an oyster fishery for the supply of the London markets, and granted by letters patent, 17 June 1762, to Edward Davis, Richard Tidy, John Taylor and Thomas Handley, to hold for 31 years at L.10 per annum Consideration, fine of L.100. Seal of Court of Exchequer Endorsement with exhibition in Chancery, William Alston V. Eastern Counties Railway Company, 1855 and in the matter of the estate of William Alston, 1856.

Essex Record Office
Level: Category Southend Branch transcripts
Level: Fonds DEEDS OF FORESHORE AND SEA GROUNDS AT SOUTHEND
Reference Code TS 113/26
Dates of Creation 5, 6 April 1819
Scope and Content Conveynance (Lease and Release) for L.595 and L.17 (i) David Harridge, junior of Leigh, oyster dredger; (ii) William Henry King of N. Shoebury, gent.; (iii) John Simpson of Pudding Lane, Thames Street, City of London, gent.; (iv) James Wainman of Dark House Lane, City of London, salesman. Moiety of undivided third part of property as in 113/9, 10(1), (2) Recites: (a) 27, 28 Sept.1773, Conveyance (Lease and Release) for L.6000 as in 113/14; (b) that by his will (made 29 June 1783) William King bequeathed moiety of his estates to s. William [the Will was proved in P.C.C. 19 Jan.1785. See 113/53 for extract]; (c) as 113/16,17 recitals (a), (b); (d) that although the moiety of one undivided third part of messuage and boathouse at Southend was not specifically mentioned in the Will and Codicil of William King (as in (c) above) "they have always been considered as having actually been included"; (e) that William Hen.King is h. of his grand f. William and s. of Wm (the eldest s. of Wm); (f) that in consideration of L.17 to be paid by John Simpson, William Henry King has agreed to become party hereto "in order to obviate all doubts and difficulties as to the title to such share. . . . .in the said messuage and boat house. . . . ." Signature of (i)-(iv) Witnesses for (i) and (iii): William Alston, Rocheter Kent; E. Murdoch, 10 Lt. St Thomas Apostle, London Witness for James Wainman: E. Murdoch Witnesses for William Henry King: M. Comport of Rochford; E. Murdoch

Essex Record Office
Level: Category Southend Branch transcripts
Level: Fonds CALENDAR OF DEEDS OF HADLEIGH BAY FISHERY AND LEIGH MARSH FARM, LEIGH AND HADLEIGH AND BUILDING PLOTS, LEIGH
Reference Code TS 100/1
Dates of Creation 4 Aug.1853
Scope and Content Conveyance for L.1,500 (i) Right Hon. Lady Olivia Bernard Sparrow of Brampton Park (co. Hunt.), wid.; (ii) Right Hon. William Drogo Montagu (Wm Drogo, Viscount Mandeville); (iii) William Hilton of Danbury, esq.; (iv) William Hilton, junior of Danbury, esq. Fishery called Hadleigh Ray, in occupation of John Plumb, farm called Hadleigh Ray in Hadleigh and Leigh and creeks, saltings, marshes and oyster beds being part of 'Hadleigh Ray', abutting W. on marsh lands in S. Benfleet, N. on the greenshore of Hadleigh and Leigh, E. on Leigh Swatch formerly in occupation of William Alston, and S. on the green shore of Canvey Island (which said boundary is marked on the west by one post at Pyenetts Dock and two posts on the marshes between Pyenetts Dock and Canvey Island, and on the east by a stone placed on the Essex shore in 1829 and a line drawn from said stone in a S.W. direction to the Government chain put down in 1814 near Leigh Swatch and a line running from said chain to the E. of the ledgings at the end of Canvey Island to a stone placed there in 1829) Recites: that, under Will, 14 Oct.1803, of Robert Bernard Sparrow late of Brampton Park esq. decd, and in consquence of death of his son Robert Acheson Bernard Saint John Sparrow, an infant, Lady Olivia Bernard Sparrow, widow of Robert Bernard Sparrow, is entitled for her life, and William Drogo Viscount Mandeville (eldest son of Milicent late Duchess of Manchester, decd., the daughter of Robert Bernard Sparrow) is entitled in tail male in remainder expectant on the life estate of Lady Olivia Bernard Sparrow to aforesaid property Signatures of (i) and (ii) Witnesses: Adair Crawford, M.D., of 3 St James Street, London, and Arnold White of 12 Great Marlborough St. London

Cheyney Rock Oyster Fishery, Sheerness.
www.cheyneyrock.co.uk
The earliest reference to an oyster fishery at Cheyney Rock dates back to 20 November 1657. The reputed largest oyster merchant in the world, a Mr. Alston, once lived & had his main fishery here. Cheyney Rock House was its headquarters.
Note: a bushel is a container (36.37 litres) that could hold around 500 oysters1.

From 'A topographical dictionary of England', 1840:
"Messrs. Alston, the spirited owners of Cheyney Rock oyster fisheries, are occupiers under Lady Wenman of the West Grounds and Lapwell. Although in private hands, the number of persons employed is great, and the liberal manner in which the fisheries are carried on adds materially to the prosperity of the town. The oysters sent to London market from these fisheries are not wholly produced here, but are generally bought at other places and deposited in these grounds until they arrive at a proper state of maturity, when they are dredged up and sent to the London market, under the well-known name of "Milton Natives". There is another description of oysters, called common oysters, inferior in flavour and price. The Native Oysters, however, are esteemed the finest and best-flavoured of any in Europe: they are supposed to be the same that Juvenal particularly describes in his 4th satire as being reckoned a delicacy even in his time."

From 'The London Quarterly Review', 1854:
"Mr. Alston, who is, without doubt, the largest oyster-fisher in the world, sent up last year between 40,000 and 50,000 bushels from his fishery Cheyney Rock, near Sheerness."

From 'A handbook for travellers in Kent and Sussex', 1858:
"The oyster fisheries of the Cheyney Rock, which stretch along opposite Minster, are very extensive, and of no small celebrity. Their farmer, Mr. Alston, has sent to London in a single season more than 50,000 bushels of "natives" from this single fishery."

From 'London Society', 1863:
". . . . . some large beds belong to private growers\emdash notably to Mr. Alston, who is the very Rothschild of oyster-fishers, and sends to London annually, from his 'farm' at Cheyney Rock, between 45,000 and 50,000 bushels"

From 'The Cornhill Magazine', 1865:
"There are several other oyster companies that carry on business in the estuary of the Thames. There is for instance the company of the burghers of Queensborough which is as strictly regulated as that of Whitstable and which produces the fine Milton oysters. We may also mention the Faversham Company which claims to be the most ancient of all the Thames companies it has existed for many centuries. Then there are many gentlemen who own private beds and carry on a large business. Mr Alston a London oyster merchant has always from forty to fifty vessels engaged in the trade. These ships vary from small dredging vessels of eight or ten tons to carrying ships of thirty forty or fifty tons according as they are employed on the home banks or in voyages to Ireland or the Channel Islands."

From 'A handbook for travellers in Kent and Sussex by R.J. King', 1868:
"Milton (pop. 2731), famous for its oysters, which no doubt shared in Koman favour with those "Kutupino edita fundo" (see Ete. 4), or rather, perhaps, ranked themselves as Butupians. The fisheries were granted by King John to the Abbot of Faversham, in whose hands they remained until the Dissolution. They have been dredged from the earliest times by a company of fishermen, ruled like those of Faversham by certain ancient customs and bye-laws. "Milton natives" bear the bell, or more properly are the pearls, among British oysters; and since the discovery of the great sea-beds off Shoreham their value has materially increased, owing to the comparative coarseness and more plentiful supply of the latter. The dredgers work under farmers of the fisheries, the principal of whom until recently was the late Mr. Alston, of Cheyney-rock House, Sheppey, the possessor of very extensive beds between Sheerness and Whitstable, and no doubt the greatest "oyster-farmer" in the world."

From 'Dickens' Dictionary of the Thames', 1883:
"The Sheppey oyster fishery is of considerable importance, and its head-quarters are at Cheyney Rock House."

From 'Fishermen from the Kentish Shore', 1989:
"In 1799 William Alston of Rochester 'butcher and cow-keeper' bought, with a John Payne, the Manor of Minster. Eight years later Alston sold the Manor except for the fishery rights of the foreshore between Garrison Point and Scrapsgate and the Cheney Rock oyster beds. The business administered from Cheney Rock House, continued right up to the 1880s. Alston's fleet of dredging smacks was apparently based in the Medway and Swale and their shellfish were carried to the London market by smacks and hoys. The fleet included large craft capable of undertaking the deep-sea dredging in the Channel which included natural beds from Dunkirk and Varne right down to Jersey. Although the heyday of this oyster and scallop free-for-all was over by the 1890s (Olsen's The Fisherman's Nautical Almanac of 1885 lists just one Alston smack at Rochester, the James (RR 258)), a small dwindling Channel scallop fishery persisted up to World War II."

Ref: http://www.cheyneyrock.co.uk/local-history/cheyney-rock-oyster-fishery/

Cheyney Rock Pier.
It appears a pier at Cheyney Rock was first constructed by William Alston, Lord of the Manor of Minster, by permission of this statute from 1803 (Local and Personal Act, 43 George III, c. lxxxix) See Images
The pier appears on the earliest OS maps (as illustrated by one from 1869) See Images
A decision to build a pier here must have been due to the excellent tidal access at this point \endash geographically the best of any point on the island's north shore (and currently the site of a slipway constructed by the IOSSC in the 1960s). The slightly unusual orientation of the pier actually coincides with the prevailing south westerly wind direction (the next most prevalent being north easterly), and was undoubtedly chosen to make it easier to bring vessels alongside 'head to wind'.
From the statute (1803), it appears the purpose of the pier was initially for removing gravel, stones, ballast & other materials from the beach. It was probably also used by boats involved with the oyster fishery business, which was also established by the Alston family.

The origins of the Cheyney Rock Coal Depot:
The origins of the coal depot are unclear, but it appears to have been setup by either William Alston, or his son David Thomas Alston. The will of D. T. Alston, dated 1 April 1857, held by the National Archives is filed as 'Oyster and Coal Merchant of Cheyney Rock in the Island of Sheppey, Kent'.
A law case from 1861 discussing the road from Sheerness to Minster also says "and that carts also came to Cheyney Rock to get coals".

The Sheerness Co-operative Coal Depot.
1875: 9th December, at a meeting of the Sheerness Cooperative Society: "directions were unanimously given to enter upon the coal business forthwith. In accordance with this instruction, the vacant yard rear of 43, High Street, Blue Town, was utilised for this purpose, and the first cargo of coals was purchased from the Coal Co-operative Society, London, and quickly sold out; other cargoes followed and a stock maintained. This temporary arrangement was found totally inadequate to meet the increasing demand for coal, and to permanently establish the society as coal merchants of a first rank, attention was directed to the purchase of the well-known Cheyney Rock Coal Depot."
1877, Jul 1: The Sheerness Cooperative Society purchased the the Alston interests in the Cheyney Rock Coal Depot and pier.
1882: William England listed as Manager in Kelly's 1882.
1882, Oct 21: Sheerness newpaper headline: 'Co-op buys a boat "Adolphe & Laura" for coal trade 89ft. long 260 tons'.
The "Adolphe and Laura" of Rye was purchased for a total of L650. Alterations were made to render this vessel more suitable for the society's purpose, at a cost of L300 16s 1. The ship was a brigantine (a vessel with two masts, only the forward of which is square rigged).
1902: Manager of the Sheerness Co-operative Society Coal Department listed as William George.
A 1933 plan of the coal yard & jetty. The jetty incorporated a travelling crane ('Trav C').
1939/40: The pier was intentionally partly destroyed to prevent enemy use in WWII.
1943, May: An American Flying Fortress crash landed into the sea off the coal pier. More info on this website.
Ref & Various Images: www.cheyneyrock.co.uk, including an aerial image of Cheyney House 2009 by J. Bell.



William married Sarah LOADER [3983], daughter of Daniel LOADER [15335] and Sarah SEAGAR [15336], on 10 Jul 1785 in St. Nicholas, Rochester. Kent. Sarah was baptised on 16 Sep 1759 in St Marys Chatham KEN, died in 1828 aged 69, and was buried on 2 May 1828 in St. Nicholas, Rochester. Kent.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1043 M    i. David ALSTON [3991] died on 15 Sep 1850 in London.

+ 1044 F    ii. Mary Ann ALSTON [3998] was born on 14 Nov 1787 and was baptised on 26 Dec 1787 in St Nicholas Rochester KEN.

+ 1045 F    iii. Katherine ALSTON [4000] was born on 2 Jan 1789, was baptised on 25 Jan 1789 in St Nicholas Rochester KEN, died in 1822 aged 33, and was buried on 3 May 1822 in Chatham KEN.

+ 1046 M    iv. William Spice ALSTON [10600] was born on 3 Mar 1790, was baptised on 9 May 1790 in St Nicholas Rochester KEN, and was buried on 2 Jun 1791 in St Nicholas Rochester KEN.

+ 1047 F    v. Elizabeth ALSTON [10598] was baptised on 1 May 1791 in St Nicholas Rochester KEN and was buried on 29 Sep 1791 in St Nicholas Rochester KEN.

+ 1048 F    vi. Sarah ALSTON [10599] was born on 8 Aug 1792, was baptised on 9 Sep 1792 in St Nicholas Rochester KEN, and was buried on 6 Dec 1805 in St Nicholas Rochester KEN.

+ 1049 F    vii. Elizabeth ALSTON [4002] was born circa 1795 in Rochester.

+ 1050 M    viii. William Spice ALSTON [3982] was born on 1 Apr 1797, was baptised on 28 May 1797 in St Nicholas Rochester KEN, and was buried on 11 Oct 1834 in St Nicholas Rochester KEN.

+ 1051 M    ix. David Thomas ALSTON [3984] was born on 17 Apr 1799 in Rochester, was baptised on 9 Jun 1799 in St Nicholas Rochester KEN, died on 28 Nov 1855 aged 56, and was buried on 5 Dec 1855 in Nunhead Cem Linden Grove Upper Clacton.

891. Elizabeth ALSTON [273] (Thomas Surgeon of Prittlewell ESS734, Thomas Surgeon563, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born about 1758 and was baptised on 15 Jun 1758 in Prittlewell ESS.


892. Edward ALSTON [3706] (Edward742, Nicholas565, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 14 Sep 1747, was baptised on 17 Sep 1747 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK, and died in 1824 in Deptford KEN aged 77.

General Notes:
Edward's Godfathers were Thomas Alston of Boxford, his Great uncle, Samuel Alston of East Bergholt, his great uncle; Godmothers were, Grandmother Alston of Newton (Elizabeth Fairbrother), Grandmother Lee of Stanway.
Alstoniana Pg 359

Edward may have been apprenticed to John Heatherly of Withern Essex Surgeon in 1765

Edward, a surgeon, was living 9 Nov 1811 then of Deptford Kent.

Edward married Susanna BARKER [10553], daughter of Percival BARKER [19984] and Susanna SNEE [19985], on 6 Dec 1781 in St Michael Cornhill LND. Susanna was born on 14 Sep 1753 in London and died in 1800 in Deptford KEN aged 47.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1052 M    i. Edward Percival ALSTON [19995] was born in 1786 in Denham Park SRY.

+ 1053 M    ii. William Thomas ALSTON [19996] was born in 1788 in Deptford KEN.

+ 1054 F    iii. Sophia ALSTON [19997] was born in 1791 in Deptford KEN.

+ 1055 F    iv. Susannah Elizabeth ALSTON [3717] was born in Jun 1784 in Clapham Common LND SRY and died on 2 Apr 1857 in 7 Wharf Rd Paddington LND aged 72.

+ 1056 M    v. Percival Edward ALSTON [3716] was born on 15 Mar 1793 in Deptford KEN, was baptised on 14 Apr 1793 in Deptford KEN, and died in Jan 1877 in London aged 83.

Edward next married Hannah Priscilla GOOCH of Swainsthorpe [3719] on 25 Oct 1801 in St Paul Deptford KEN. Hannah was born about 1780 and died before 1837.

General Notes:
Sunday se'nnight Mr Alston surgeon of Deptford in Kent, to Miss Gooch, eldest daughter of Mr H Gooch, of Swainsthorpe, in Norfolk.
Wednesday's Post The Ipswich Journal (Ipswich, England), Saturday, November 7, 1801; Issue 3584


Children from this marriage were:

+ 1057 F    i. Hannah Catherine Sutton ALSTON [3722] was born on 17 Apr 1810 in Deptford KEN and died in Oct 1890 in Norwich NFK aged 80.

+ 1058 M    ii. Henry Charles ALSTON [3721] was baptised on 8 Sep 1804 in St Paul Deptford KEN.

+ 1059 M    iii. Edward Rowland Toller ALSTON [3720] was born in 1811, was baptised on 10 Dec 1811 in St Paul Deptford LND, and died after 1837.

+ 1060 F    iv. Ann Marcia ALSTON [3724] was born in Oct 1814 in Deptford KEN.


893. Elizabeth ALSTON [3707] (Edward742, Nicholas565, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 22 Dec 1752 in Stanaway ESS, was baptised on 22 Dec 1752 in Newton SFK, died on 11 Nov 1831 in Gosfield ESS aged 78, and was buried on 18 Nov 1831 in St Catherine Gosfield, ESS.

General Notes:
ELIZABETH daughter of Edward and Elizabeth Alston was born December the twenty second the day after St. Thos. a few minutes past 12 of the clock in the day in the year one thousand and seven hundred and fifty two the same year as when the New Style began which was on the 14th day of September in the same year 1752.
The Old Style was dropt bringing our years forward eleven days as from the 2nd day of Sept. to the 16th.
If ye style which is called yt New continue your gt was born before yts took place must not account to ye present Almanacks for ye eleven days was actually misunderstood 6 quite taken out of the month Sept. as is observed by me Edward Alston who was then living.
The above Elizabeth was baptized ye same day as born.
Alstoniana Pg 359

They were married by licence.

MONUMENTS IN GOSFIFLD CHURCH AND CHURCHYARD No. XV.
IN THE CHURCHYARD
No. 33
On a flat stone, within iron railin, is the following Inscription:-
. . . . . . . .
Beneath this Stone are also deposited
The remains of his widow
MRS. ELIZABETH THURLOW,
Who died November the eleventh 1831,
In the eightieth year of her age.
. . . . . . . .

Research Notes:
Baptism also registered at Stanaway 22 Dec 1752



Elizabeth married Rev John THURLOW LLB [17704], son of Samuel THURLOW [17705] and Alice PATRICK [20979], on 9 Apr 1776 in Groton SFK. John was born on 3 Jan 1755 in Watton NFK, was baptised on 5 Jan 1755 in Watton NFK, died on 2 Sep 1830 in The Vicarage Gosfield ESS aged 75, and was buried on 10 Sep 1830 in St Catherine Gosfield, ESS.

General Notes:
John Thurlow
College:SIDNEY
Entered:Michs. 1785
Died: 26 Aug 1830
Adm. sizar at SIDNEY, Oct. 1, 1778. 3rd s. of Samuel, wool-stapler, of Watton, Norfolk. B. there, Jan. 3, 1754. School, Watton (Mr Pigg). Ord. deacon (London) Aug. 24, 1779; priest, May 21, 1779; 'of Sidney Sussex College.' Adm. sizar at Clare, May 29, 1784. [School, Felsted.] Matric. Michs. 1785; LL.B. 1786. V. of Gosfield, Essex, 1782-1830, and R. of Chelmondiston, Suffolk, 1787-1830. Died Aug. 26, 1830, at the Glebe House, Gosfield, (Al. Felsted; G. Mag., 1830, II. 282.)

John was vicar of Gosfield, rector of Chelmondiston Suffolk, and J.P. for Essex. His college was Clare Hall Camb, and he died aged 76.

1830 26th August.
At the Glebe House Gosfield, Essex, in his 77th year, the Reverend John Thurlow, one of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the County. He was educated at Clare Hall, Cambridge, where he proceeded to have a decree of L.L.B. in 1786. In 1782, he was presented by the Nugent family to the Vicarage of Gosfield; and in 1787, by the Crown, to the Rectory of Chelmondiston, in Suffolk.
Ref: Clergy Desceased. The Gentlemans Magazine July-Dec. 1830 Vol. C Pg. 282.

MONUMENTS IN GOSFIFLD CHURCH AND CHURCHYARD No. XV.
IN THE CHURCHYARD
No. 33
On a flat stone, within iron railings, is the following Inscription:-
Beneath this Stone are deposited
the Mortal remains of
The REVEREND JOHN THURLOW, L.L.B.
Fifty years
Vicar of this Parish,
Who died September the second 1830,
In the seventy seventh year of his age.
This stone is placed by his sorrowing family in respectful
and affectionate remembrance of his tender care,
instructive precepts, and bright example.
This Corruptible must put on Incorruption, and this
Mortal must put on Immortality.

Beneath this Stone are also deposited
The remains of his widow
MRS. ELIZABETH THURLOW,
Who died November the eleventh 1831,
In the eightieth year of her age.

And also of MRS. JUDITH ALSTON
Who died March the 15, 1833,
Aged 70 Years.

The Reverend John Thurlow, was buried September 10th 1830; Mrs Thurlow November 18th, 1831; and Mrs. Aston, March 22nd 1833.

Research Notes:
Both John & Elizabeth were single persons at their marriage.

Images courtesy of K Allingham


Children from this marriage were:

+ 1061 F    i. Sarah THURLOW [17783] was born about 1780 and died on 30 Mar 1809 in Boxford SFK aged about 29.

+ 1062 F    ii. Elizabeth THURLOW [17784] was born on 13 Sep 1781 in Gosfield, Essex, England, was baptised on 14 Oct 1781 in St Catherine Gosfield, ESS, and died on 17 Nov 1879 in Helperthorpe, Yorkshire East Riding, United Kingdom aged 98.

+ 1063 F    iii. Mary Louisa THURLOW [17785] was born on 11 Nov 1783 in Gosfield, Essex, England, was baptised on 7 Aug 1785 in St Catherine Gosfield, ESS, and died on 11 Aug 1879 in Chelmondiston, Suffolk, England aged 95.

+ 1064 F    iv. Esther THURLOW [17787] was born on 14 Jun 1785 in Gosfield, Essex, England, was baptised on 7 Aug 1785 in St Catherine Gosfield, ESS, and died on 27 Feb 1796 in Gosfield, Essex, England aged 10.

+ 1065 M    v. John THURLOW [17858] was born on 3 Jun 1786 in Gosfield, Essex, England and was baptised in 1786 in St Catherine Gosfield, ESS.

+ 1066 M    vi. Edward John THURLOW of Gosfield [3718] was born on 3 Jun 1786 in Gosfield ESS, was baptised on 27 Dec 1786 in St Catherine Gosfield, ESS, and died in 1849 in Lambeth LND aged 63.

+ 1067 M    vii. Charles THURLOW [17859] was born on 18 Feb 1788 in Gosfield, Essex, England, was baptised on 1 Aug 1790 in St Catherine Gosfield, ESS, and died on 6 Jan 1794 in Gosfield, Essex, England aged 5.

+ 1068 F    viii. Mary Ann THURLOW [19999] died on 31 Jan 1793 in Gosfield ESS.

+ 1069 M    ix. William THURLOW [17839] was born on 2 Feb 1789 in Orange Hall, Gosfield, Essex, England, was baptised on 1 Aug 1790 in St Catherine Gosfield, ESS, and died on 18 Dec 1864 in South Head Rd, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia aged 75.

+ 1070 F    x. Ann THURLOW [17860] was born on 3 Sep 1791 in Gosfield, Essex, England and was baptised on 10 Sep 1791 in St Catherine Gosfield, ESS.

894. Toller ALSTON [3709] (Edward742, Nicholas565, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 17 Oct 1754 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK and was buried on 12 Jul 1755 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK.

895. Lucy ALSTON [3712] (Edward742, Nicholas565, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 29 Feb 1756 and was baptised on 29 Feb 1756 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK.

General Notes:
LUCY daughter of Edward and Elizabeth Alston born Feby. the 29th in the year 1756 between 5 and 6 a clock in the afternooon and privately baptized on the 1st day of March 1756 her aunt Alston wife of her uncle the Reverend William Alston of Great Waldingfield in Suffolk and her aunt Judith Lee her uncle Thos. Alston of Lavenham godfather.
Alstoniana Pg 359

Lucy Alston
ResidenceOf This Parish
Marriage year1803
ParishSt Paul, Covent Garden
Spouse's name(s)Joseph Leake
Spouse residenceSt George Hanover Square
Record setWestminster Marriages



Lucy married Joseph LEAKE of Chelsea [3713] on 21 Aug 1803 in St Paul Covent Garden Westminster. Another name for Joseph was Thomas.

General Notes:
Alstoniana showed Joseph as Thomas Leake of Chelsea

896. Thomas ALSTON [3711] (Edward742, Nicholas565, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 11 Apr 1757, was baptised on 12 Apr 1757, and was buried on 28 Mar 1824 in Gt Waldingfield SFK.

General Notes:
THOS. son of Edward and Elizbeth was born April ye 11th 1757 between 2 and 3 o'clock in ye morning being Easter Monday and privately baptized on Tuesday the 12th of April being Easter Tuesday his god-fathers his uncle Thos. Alston proxy for his grate-uncles the Rev. Mr. Wm. Alston and his cousin Joseph of Bures St. Maries. God-
mother cousin Joseph Alston wife of Bures.
Alstoniana Pg 359

Thomas was said to have ruined himself at Newmarket (Horse racing?). He was living at Newton 10 Jan 1788.

Thomas married Alice THEOBALD [3726] on 26 Sep 1787 in St Luke Old St Finsbury LND. Alice was born about 1766 and was buried on 6 Aug 1827 in Gt Waldingfield SFK.

General Notes:
Alice was aged 61 at her death


Children from this marriage were:

+ 1071 M    i. Thomas Rowland ALSTON [3787] was born on 22 Jan 1788, was baptised on 13 Apr 1790 in Gt Waldingfield SFK, died on 30 Jul 1844 in Crosby Sq London aged 56, and was buried on 5 Aug 1844 in (Chamber Vault) St Helens Church London.

+ 1072 F    ii. Elizabeth ALSTON [3794] was born on 15 Feb 1790 in Gt Waldingfield SFK, was baptised on 13 Apr 1790 in Gt Waldingfield SFK, and died on 18 Jan 1855 aged 64.

+ 1073 F    iii. Maria ALSTON [3791] was born on 4 Jun 1792 in Gt Waldingfield SFK and was baptised 28 Jun1792 in Gt Waldingfield SFK.

+ 1074 M    iv. Edward ALSTON [3790] was born on 4 Apr 1794, was baptised on 5 May 1794 in Gt Waldingfield SFK, and was buried on 5 Jul 1794 in Gt Waldingfield SFK.

+ 1075 F    v. Sarah ALSTON [3792] was born on 24 Sep 1795 in Gt Waldingfield SFK and was baptised on 2 Nov 1795 in Gt Waldingfield SFK.

+ 1076 F    vi. Judith ALSTON [5695] was born on 25 Feb 1798 and was baptised on 4 Mar 1798 in Gt Waldingfield SFK.

+ 1077 F    vii. Lucy ALSTON [3793] was born on 4 Aug 1800 and was baptised on 28 Sep 1800 in Gt Waldingfield SFK.

+ 1078 F    viii. Eliza ALSTON [6090] was born on 4 Aug 1800 in Gt Waldingfield SFK and was baptised on 28 Sep 1800 in Gt Waldingfield SFK.

+ 1079 F    ix. Esther ALSTON [3801] was born on 10 Aug 1803, was baptised on 11 Aug 1803 in Gt Waldingfield SFK, and was buried on 31 Aug 1803 in Gt Waldingfield SFK.

897. Samuel ALSTON [3710] (Edward742, Nicholas565, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 24 Apr 1759, was baptised on 24 Apr 1759 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK, and was buried on 18 Mar 1835 in Gt Waldingfield SFK.

General Notes:
SAMUEL son of Edward and Elizabeth Alston was born April 24th 1759 at night 48 minutes past 9 o'clock, was privately baptized ye next day godfathers uncle Thos. Alston of Lavenham Mr. Thos. Alston of Lavenham Mr. Thos Alston of Boxford. God-mother Mrs. Alston wife of ye said Thos. Alston of Boxford.
Above in the handwriting of Eaward Alston of Newton.

Samuel was born at 9.48 PM, died s.p.



898. Judith ALSTON [3714] (Edward742, Nicholas565, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 2 Oct 1762 in Newton SFK, died on 15 Mar 1833 aged 70, and was buried on 22 Mar 1833 in St Catherine Gosfield, ESS.

General Notes:
Judith was aged 70 at her death, she did not marry

MONUMENTS IN GOSFIFLD CHURCH AND CHURCHYARD No. XV.
IN THE CHURCHYARD
No. 33
On a flat stone, within iron railin, is the following Inscription:-
. . . . . . . .
And also of MRS.(sic) JUDITH ALSTON
Who died March the 15, 1833,
Aged 70 Years.
. . . . . . . .

THE WILL of JUDITH ALSTON of GOSFIELD
Dated 6 Dec 1831
This is the last Will and Testament of me Judith Alston spinster of Gosfield in the County of Essex.
I do herein give and bequeath to my two nieces Elizabeth Thurlow and Mary Louisa Thurlow spinsters both of Gosfield in the County of Essex all my wearing apparel books trinkets together with every other article belonging to me and also any sum of money that may be in my possession at the time of my decease.
I do do also give and bequeath to my niece Louisa Maria Thurlow of Gosfield my watch
In witness whereof I the said Judith Alston Testator have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand and seal this sixth of December 1831
Judith Alston
Witnesses: Ann Collis spinster Gosfield, Charlotte Baldwin spinster Gosfield.
Administration granted 3 June 1835 to Mary Louisa Thurlow spinster niece and heir having been sworn only to Administer - Samuel Alston the natural and lawful brother and only next of kin survived but died without having taken upon him Letters of Admon with said Will and annexes of the goods of the said deceased.
Ref PROB 11/1847 Q336
Copy of Will on this file



899. Toller ALSTON [3715] (Edward742, Nicholas565, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 31 Dec 1766 and was buried on 8 May 1789 in Gosfield ESS.

General Notes:
Toller was a grocer.

Toller died s.p. deathdate from Gosfield register.

900. Samuel ALSTON of Halstead [3692] (Samuel (Rev)745, William M.A. (Rev)566, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was buried on 30 Dec 1780 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK.

General Notes:
THE WILL of SAMUEL ALSTON of HALSTEAD
Dated 2 December 1774,
The Will of Samuel Alston of Halstead co. Essex Surgeon
I give to my uncle Mr. Joseph Alston of Halstead his heirs and assigns, all my lands tenements, hereditaments and real estate, also my personal estate and appoint him sole executor.
Signed SAMUEL ALSTON.
Witnesses: Thomas Ryder, Thomas Ryder junr., E. Thresher.
Proved 19th January 1781 by Joseph Alston the sole executor named in will.
Webster 2
Page 144 Alstoniana
Ref PROB 11/1073 Q2
Copy on this file

901. Sarah ALSTON (ALLSTON) [7345] (Joseph750, Richard569, Richard of West Bergholt389, Joseph of Gt Horsley ESS183, John of Lt Cornard SFK70, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 9 Nov 1818 in West Bergholt ESS.

General Notes:
Placement uncertain

902. Joseph ALSTON (ALLSTON) [6562] (Joseph750, Richard569, Richard of West Bergholt389, Joseph of Gt Horsley ESS183, John of Lt Cornard SFK70, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born about 1827 in Myland Parish Mile End Rd Colchester ESS.

General Notes:
This family is based on the 1851 ESS census.
Ref 1851 ESS Census aged 24 bn Mile End ESS, living 81 High Rd, St Michael Mile End, Colchester, assistant gardner, 376/MLE

1841 Census Joseph aged 14

1861 Joseph head of house aged 33 married brickmaker bn Myland

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The 1851 census shows us that this family were living in
High Road, Parish of Mile End, Town of Colchester.
Joseph Alston - Head - Mar - 24 - Assistant Gardener - Essex Mile End
Susannah Alston - wife - Mar - 24 - Laundress - Suffolk Boxford
Joseph Alston - son - 2 - Essex Mile End
Email Susan Perrett Nov 06

Joseph married Susannah [6563].

General Notes:
Ref 1851 ESS Census aged 24 bn Boxford SFK, 376/MLE


Children from this marriage were:

+ 1080 M    i. Joseph ALSTON [6564] was born about 1849 in Mile End ESS.

+ 1081 F    ii. Susannah ALSTON [6565] was born about 1846 in Myland Parish Mile End Rd Colchester ESS.

+ 1082 F    iii. Eliza ALSTON [6556] was born about 1837.

+ 1083 F    iv. Sarah ALSTON [10507] was born about 1853 in Myland Parish Mile End Rd Colchester ESS.

+ 1084 M    v. Henry ALSTON [10508] was born about 1855 in Myland Parish Mile End Rd Colchester ESS.

+ 1085 M    vi. Charles ALSTON [10509] was born about 1860 in Myland Parish Mile End Rd Colchester ESS.

903. Belissa ALSTON [5755] (Peter753, Peter578, Thomas396, Peter195, Samuel71, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 6 Aug 1815 and died on 20 May 1816.

General Notes:
Belissa is not mentioned in the 1841 Census.

904. Isabella ALSTON [5640] (Peter753, Peter578, Thomas396, Peter195, Samuel71, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 8 Jun 1817 in St Gregory Sudbury SFK.

General Notes:
This marriage is not proven

Isabella married Thomas WILSON [5799] on 4 Jul 1836 in All Saints Sudbury SFK.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1086 F    i. Eliza WILSON [6857] was born c1840 in Sudbury SFK.

+ 1087 F    ii. Susanna WILSON [6858] was born c1842 in Sudbury SFK.

+ 1088 M    iii. Albert WILSON [6859] was born c1844 in Sudbury SFK.

+ 1089 M    iv. Charles WILSON [6860] was born c1847 in Sudbury SFK.

905. Silvanus ALSTON [5641] (Peter753, Peter578, Thomas396, Peter195, Samuel71, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 28 Jul 1819 in St Gregory Sudbury SFK and died on 6 Jan 1905 aged 85.

General Notes:
Silvanus was a weaver of Cross St, he was admitted a Freeman of Sudbury 29 Jul 1840.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 7 Jun 1841, Lukes Yard All Saints Sudbury SFK. Silvanus is described as aged 20 born SFK

2. Census: England, 30 Mar 1851, Railway Rd Braintree ESS. Silvanius was described as head of house married aged 31 handloom silk weaver born Sudbury SFK
Also in the house were:
Maria Alston aged 28 born Sudbury, wife, handloom silk weaver.
Sarah Alston aged 8 born Sudbury SFK, daughter.
William Alston aged 7 born Sudbury SFK, son.
Thomas Alston aged 1 born Braintree ESS, son.
Ref folio 536 parish BRT





3. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, 16 Garden Row Sudbury SFK. Silvanius is described as head of house married aged 41 silk velvet weaver born Sudbury

4. Census: England, 2 Apr 1871, 1 Inkerman Row St Gregory Sudbury. Silvanius is recorded as head of house aged 51 a silk weaver born Sudbury

5. Census: England, 3 Apr 1881, Sudbury St Gregory SFK. Silvanius a silk weaver was resident at 1 Inkerman Row Sudbury head of house married aged 61 born Sudbury, others in the house were:
Maria Alston wife married aged 58 born Sudbury
Arthur Alston son silkweaver unmarried aged 29 born Braintree
Ezra Alston son male a whitesmith unmarried aged 21 born Brain Tree ESS
Florence Alston daughter dressmaker aged 17 born Sudbury
FHL 1341443 PRO RG11 Pc 1828 Fol 33 Pg 24

Silvanus married Maria COOK [5672], daughter of Thomas COOK [6853], on 17 Aug 1841 in All Saints Sudbury SFK. Maria was born about 1823 in Sudbury SFK.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, 16 Garden Row Sudbury SFK. Maria is described as a wife aged 38 silk velvet weaver born Sudbury

2. Census: England, 2 Apr 1871, 1 Inkerman Row St Gregory Sudbury. Maria is recorded as a wife aged 48 a silk weaver born Sudbury

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1090 F    i. Sarah ALSTON [5673] was born about 1842 in Sudbury SFK and was baptised on 16 Oct 1842 in All Saints Sudbury SFK.

+ 1091 M    ii. William ALSTON [5675] was born about 1844 in Sudbury SFK and was baptised on 28 Feb 1844 in All Saints Sudbury SFK.

+ 1092 M    iii. Thomas ALSTON [5674] was born about 1850 in Braintree ESS and was baptised on 7 Jun 1846 in All Saints Sudbury SFK.

+ 1093 M    iv. Arthur ALSTON [7809] was born about 1852 in Braintree ESS.

+ 1094 M    v. Albert ALSTON [7810] was born about 1858 in Braintree ESS.

+ 1095 M    vi. Ezra ALSTON [7811] was born about 1860 in Braintree ESS.

+ 1096 F    vii. Florence ALSTON [8158] was born about 1864 in Sudbury SFK.

906. Belissa ALSTON [5642] (Peter753, Peter578, Thomas396, Peter195, Samuel71, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 8 Jul 1821 in St Gregory Sudbury SFK and died on 7 Nov 1822 aged 1.

907. Theodosia ALSTON [5643] (Peter753, Peter578, Thomas396, Peter195, Samuel71, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 10 May 1824 in All Saints Sudbury SFK.

General Notes:
If Theodosia's death is found advise Susan

Other Records

1. Census: England, 7 Jun 1841, Lukes Yard All Saints Sudbury SFK. Theodocia is described as aged 15 born SFK

908. Daniel ALSTON [5644] (Peter753, Peter578, Thomas396, Peter195, Samuel71, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born about 1826 in Sudbury SFK, was baptised on 1 Oct 1826 in All Saints Sudbury SFK, died on 14 Oct 1900 aged about 74, and was buried on 18 Aug 1900 in All Saints Sudbury SFK.

General Notes:
Daniel a silk weaver was admitted a Freeman of Sudbury, 16 May 1848.

He was a painter of 21 Church St Sudbury aged 74 at his death.

Conflicting death and burial dates require researching

Other Records

1. Census: England, 7 Jun 1841, Lukes Yard All Saints Sudbury SFK. Daniel is described as aged 14 born SFK

2. Census: England, 2 Apr 1871, Kilroy Ln St Gregory Sudbury SFK. Daniel is described as head of house married aged 44 painter and glazier born ? Suffolk

3. Census: England, 3 Apr 1881, Sudbury St Gregory SFK. Daniel a painter and plumber was residing at 32 Mill Lane head of family aged 54 married born Sudbury, also in the house were:
Harriet Alston wife silk weaver aged 52 married born Sudbury
Caroline Alston aged 24 unmarried born Braintree ESS
Alfred Alston aged 22 unmarried born Braintree ESS
Charles Alston aged 19 unmarried born Sudbury
Ellen Alston aged 14 born Sudbury
Frederick Alston aged 10 born Sudbury
Albert Alston aged 8 born Sudbury
FHL 1341443 PRO RG11 Pc 1828 Fol 7 Pg 8

Daniel married Harriet MILLS [5772] on 5 Apr 1850 in All Saints Sudbury SFK. Harriet was born in 1828, was baptised on 15 Jul 1828 in Ballingdon ESS, and was buried on 10 Jul 1883 in St Gregory Sudbury SFK.

General Notes:
Harriet of Mill Lane Sudbury was aged 55 at her death. Her baptism month may be June?

This marriage is unproven

Other Records

1. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, School Lane St Gregory Sudbury SFK. Harriet is described as a wife aged 32 a silk weaver born Ballingdon ESS

2. Census: England, 2 Apr 1871, Kilroy Ln St Gregory Sudbury SFK. Harriet is recorded as a wife aged 42 a silk weaver born ? Suffolk

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1097 M    i. Charles ALSTON [6117] was born on 13 Sep 1861 in Sudbury SFK and died on 3 Feb 1932 aged 70.

+ 1098 F    ii. Susanna ALSTON [6799] was born on 21 Sep 1852 in Sudbury SFK.

+ 1099 F    iii. Ellen Belissa ALSTON [6802] was born on 23 Sep 1866 in Sudbury SFK.

+ 1100 F    iv. Mary Ann ALSTON [6798] was born on 16 Oct 1850 in Sudbury SFK.

+ 1101 F    v. Caroline Alma ALSTON [6800] was born about 1855 in Braintree ESS, was baptised on 22 May 1855 in Braintree ESS, and was buried on 30 Mar 1900 in All Saints Sudbury SFK.

+ 1102 M    vi. Alfred ALSTON [6801] was born about 1857 in Braintree ESS and was baptised on 13 Jul 1857 in Braintree ESS.

+ 1103 M    vii. Frederick William ALSTON [6315] was born in 1870 in Sudbury SFK, was baptised on 7 Sep 1870, and died on 17 Apr 1909 aged 39.

+ 1104 M    viii. Albert ALSTON [6803] was born on 23 Nov 1872 in Sudbury SFK.

+ 1105 M    ix. David ALSTON [6849] was born about 1859 in Braintree ESS and was baptised on 7 Sep 1859 in Braintree ESS.

909. Thomas ALSTON [5645] (Peter753, Peter578, Thomas396, Peter195, Samuel71, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 9 Nov 1828 in All Saints Sudbury SFK and died on 24 Oct 1838 aged 9.

910. Benjamin Charles ALSTON [5646] (Peter753, Peter578, Thomas396, Peter195, Samuel71, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born about 1833 in Sudbury SFK, was baptised on 5 Apr 1833 in All Saints Sudbury SFK, and was buried on 28 Nov 1896 in St Gregory Sudbury SFK.

General Notes:
Benjamin was admitted a Freeman of Sudbury 9 Nov 1857.

The Will of Benjamin Charles Alston of 2 Inkerman Tce Sudbury SFK who died 25 Nov 1896 was Proved 13 April 1897 by his son Maurice Alston commercial clerk for L167/19/8

Benjamin was aged 63 at his death and described as an ex postman of 2 Inkerman Tce.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 7 Jun 1841, Lukes Yard All Saints Sudbury SFK. Benjamin is recorded as aged 8 born SFK abt 1833

2. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, 2 Inkerman Row Sudbury. Benjamin is recorded as head of house married aged 28 silk velvet weaver born Sudbury

3. Census: England, 2 Apr 1871, 2 Inkerman Row Sudbury. Benjamin is recorded as head of house married aged 35 a Post messenger born Sudbury

4. Census: England, 3 Apr 1881, Sudbury St Gregory SFK. Benjamin a silk weaver was living at 2 Inkerman Row Sudbury, head of house married aged 48 born Sudbury
FHL 1341443 PRO RG11 Pc 1828 Fol 33 Pg 24

Benjamin married Millicent BERRY [6797], daughter of William BERRY [6854], on 11 Aug 1859. Millicent was born in 1830 in Sudbury SFK and died on 20 Mar 1905 aged 75.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, 2 Inkerman Row Sudbury. Millicent is recorded as a wife aged 31 a silk velvet weaver born Sudbury

2. Census: England, 2 Apr 1871, 2 Inkerman Row Sudbury. Millicent is recorded as a wife aged 41 a silk weaver born Sudbury

3. Census: England, 3 Apr 1881, 2 Inkerman Row Sudbury. Millicent is recorded as a wife silkweaver aged 51 born Sudbury

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1106 M    i. Spencer Charles ALSTON [6115] was born circa 1859 in Sudbury SFK.

+ 1107 M    ii. Maurice ALSTON [6116] was born circa 1861 in Sudbury SFK and was buried on 7 May 1878 in St Gregory Sudbury SFK.

+ 1108 F    iii. Ellen A ALSTON [6855] was born circa 1864 in Sudbury SFK.

+ 1109 F    iv. Kate Alice ALSTON [6856] was born circa 1869 in Sudbury SFK.

911. Harriot Ruth ALSTON [5647] (Peter753, Peter578, Thomas396, Peter195, Samuel71, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 17 May 1835 in All Saints Sudbury SFK and died on 30 Jul 1892 aged 57.

General Notes:
Harriet was not married in 1881

Other Records

1. Census: England, 7 Jun 1841, Lukes Yard All Saints Sudbury SFK. Harriot is described as Ruth aged 6 born SFK

2. Census: England, 3 Apr 1881, Sudbury St Peter SFK. Harriet was living at 1 Woolbys Yard Sudbury, unmarried aged 45 born Sudbury, also in the house was:
Cepha Underwood unmarried aged 42 born Cavendish SFK
FHL 1341443 RG 11 Pc 1828 Fol 80 Pg 13

912. David William ALSTON [5648] (Peter753, Peter578, Thomas396, Peter195, Samuel71, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 10 Jul 1838, was baptised on 5 Aug 1838 in All Saints Sudbury SFK, and died on 21 Jun 1850 aged 11.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 7 Jun 1841, Lukes Yard All Saints Sudbury SFK. David is recorded as aged 2 born SFK

913. Belissa ALSTON [8216] (Peter753, Peter578, Thomas396, Peter195, Samuel71, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born about 1832 in Suffolk.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 7 Jun 1841, Lukes Yard All Saints Sudbury SFK. Belissa is recorded as aged 4 incorrectly should be 9 born SFK

914. Emily Sarah ALSTON [6120] (William756, Peter578, Thomas396, Peter195, Samuel71, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 8 Jul 1821.

Emily married Thomas WARD [21727].

915. Ezra (Israel) Francis ALSTON [5757] (William756, Peter578, Thomas396, Peter195, Samuel71, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 15 Nov 1823, was baptised on 13 Jun 1824 in St Peters Sudbury SFK, and died on 18 Jan 1844 aged 20.

Research Notes:
Ezra was aged 21 at his death, advertised - The Bury and Norwich Post, and East Anglian (Bury Saint Edmunds, England), Wednesday, January 31, 1844; Issue 3214

916. Emma ALSTON [6121] (William756, Peter578, Thomas396, Peter195, Samuel71, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 5 Oct 1819 and died on 3 Dec 1864 in Woolwich KEN aged 45.

General Notes:
Whites Directory of Suffolk 1844.
Miss Emma Alstone Palgrave

Deaths.
Hinds - 3rd inst., at Woolwich, after a lingering affliction, Emma, wife of Mr Joseph Hinds, and eldest daughter of the late Mr William Alston, of Braintree and Chelmsford, aged 45 years.
Ipswich Journal 10 December 1864

Emma married Joseph HINDS [10009].

917. Ezekiel Francis ALSTON [5758] (William756, Peter578, Thomas396, Peter195, Samuel71, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in Braintree ESS, was baptised on 2 Sep 1827 in St Peters Sudbury SFK, and died on 15 Apr 1864 in Worcester aged 36.

General Notes:
Ref 1851 ESS Census aged 24 bn Braintree ESS, a visitor at the home of Thos Ward hatter and Emily his wife of Elmsted, unmarried. 516/ELS

Ezekiel Francis Alston
Initiation Date:16 Aug 1853
First Payment Year on Register:1853
Year Range:1837-1862
Lodge:Angel Lodge
Lodge Location:Colchester
Lodge Number:59
Folio Number:75

Ezekiel F Alston
Initiation Date:1 May 1857
First Payment Year on Register:1857
Year Range:1837-1862
Profession:Woollen Draper
Lodge:Lodge Semper Fidelis
Lodge Location:Worcester
Lodge Number:772
Folio Number:77

Deaths.
Alston - 15th inst., at his residence, Worcester, aged 36, Mr Ezekiel Frances Alston, nephew of Mr Stephen Alston, Old Butter Market, Ipswich.
Ipswich Journal 23 April 1864.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, Claines WOR. Ezekiel is recorded as married aged 33 a Woollen Draper born Braintree ESS

Ezekiel spouse unknown Eliza GRIFFIN [24979], daughter of Anne P [24980], 1 Qtr 1857 in Colchester ESS. Eliza was born circa 1829 in Camberwell SRY.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, Colchester ESS. Eliza is recorded as a daughter and visitor aged 32 a woollen drapers wife born Camberwell SRY

2. Census: England, 5 Apr 1891, Colchester ESS. Eliza is recorded as head of house a widow aged 62 living on her own means born Camberwell LND

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1110 F    i. Alice Maud ALSTON [24341] died on 24 Sep 1934 in Ashford KEN.

+ 1111 M    ii. Frank Griffin ALSTON [10010] was born 2 Qtr 1858 and died on 4 May 1865 in Colchester ESS aged 7.

+ 1112 F    iii. Edith Eliza ALSTON [24981] was born circa 1860 in Worcester WOR.

918. Ellen Elizabeth Kaye ALSTON [6122] (William756, Peter578, Thomas396, Peter195, Samuel71, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in Braintree ESS, was baptised on 28 Aug 1831, and died on 5 Sep 1851 in Elmstend aged 20.

General Notes:
Died
5th inst., in her 22nd year, at Elmstend, Ellen, youngest daughter of Mr William Alston, Greenstead, Colchester.
Ipswich Journal 13 Sept 1851

Other Records

1. Census: England, 30 Mar 1851, Greenstead Colchester. Ellen is recorded as a daughter unmarried aged 21 born Braintree ESS HO107/1781

919. Stephen ALSTON [5676] (Stephen760, Peter578, Thomas396, Peter195, Samuel71, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 10 Apr 1825 in St Gregory Sudbury SFK.

920. Stephen ALSTON [5678] (Stephen760, Peter578, Thomas396, Peter195, Samuel71, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 10 Sep 1826 in St Peters Sudbury SFK.

921. Stephen ALSTON [5679] (Stephen760, Peter578, Thomas396, Peter195, Samuel71, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 12 Oct 1828 in St Gregory Sudbury SFK.

922. Harry ALSTON [10004] (Stephen760, Peter578, Thomas396, Peter195, Samuel71, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) died on 3 Jul 1853.

General Notes:
Died.
3rd inst., Harry, youngest son of Mr S. Alston, Butter Market, Ipswich, and her brother of Mr Alston, tailor, Tindall Square, Chelmsford.
Ipswich Journal 9 July 1853.

923. Stephen ALSTON [6689] (Stephen760, Peter578, Thomas396, Peter195, Samuel71, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born about 1829 in Sudbury SFK.

General Notes:
Stephen was a tailor of Tindal Sq. Chelmsford

The Will of a Lydia Alston of Saffron Waldon ESS wife of Stephen Alston. Died 30 Nov 1891 was Proved 8 Jan 1892 by Arthur Snow for L33

Also see Emmaline Alston [8982]

Other Records

1. Census: England, 30 Mar 1851, Church St Clare SFK. Stephen is described as a son unmarried aged 22 a journeyman tailor born Sudbury

2. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, New Rd Bishops Stortford HRT. Stephen is recorded as head of house married aged 33 tailor born Sudbury

3. Census: England, 2 Apr 1871, Bishops Stortford HRT. Stephen is recorded as head of house married aged 41 a tailor and hatter born Sudbury

4. Census: England, 2 Apr 1881, Bridge St Saffron Walden ESS. Stephen is recorded as head of house married aged 53 tailor and cutter born Sudbury

5. Census: England, 5 Apr 1891, Bridge St Saffron Walden ESS. Stephen is recorded as head of house married aged 62 a tailor and cutter born Sudbury

Stephen married Lydia [7847], daughter of J H SNOW [10003], on 11 Sep 1852 in Independent Chapel Bishops Stortford. Lydia was born about 1834 in Stanstead SFK.

General Notes:
Married.
11th inst., at the Independent Chapel, Bishops Stortford, by the Rev W. A. Hurndall, Mr S. Alston, tailor, Chelmsford, eldest son of Mr S. Alston, Butter Market, Ipswich, to Lydia, eldest daughter of Mr J. H. Snow, builder, of the former place.
Ipswich Journal 18 September 1852.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, New Rd Bishops Stortford HRT. Lydia is described as a wife aged 27 born Stanstead

2. Census: England, 3 Apr 1871, Bishops Stortford HRT. Lydia is recorded as a wife aged 37 born Stanstead

3. Census: England, 3 Apr 1881, Bridge St Saffron Walden ESS. Lydia is recorded as a wife aged 46 born Stanstead

4. Census: England, 5 Apr 1891, Bridge St Saffron Walden ESS. Lydia is recorded as a wife aged 57 born Stanstead

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1113 M    i. Stephen ALSTON [7848] was born about 1854 in Bishops Stortford HRT.

+ 1114 M    ii. Alfred ALSTON [7849] was born about 1855 in Bishops Stortford HRT.

+ 1115 M    iii. Sydney ALSTON [7850] was born about 1855 in Bishops Stortford HRT.

+ 1116 M    iv. Ebenezer ALSTON [7851] was born about 1857 in Bishops Stortford HRT.

+ 1117 M    v. Ezra ALSTON [7852] was born about 1859 in Bishops Stortford HRT.

+ 1118 M    vi. Herbert W ALSTON [7853] was born about 1860 in Bishops Stortford HRT.

+ 1119 M    vii. Frank ALSTON [7854] was born about 1863 in Bishops Stortford HRT.

+ 1120 M    viii. Sydney ALSTON [7855] was born about 1866 in Bishops Stortford HRT.

+ 1121 F    ix. Lydia Lavinia ALSTON [7856] was born about 1867 in Bishops Stortford HRT.

+ 1122 M    x. Alfred T (F) ALSTON [7857] was born about 1869 in Bishops Stortford HRT.

+ 1123 M    xi. Ebenezer ALSTON [7858] was born about 1872 in Bishops Stortford HRT.

924. Amelia Merrick ALSTON [5681] (Stephen760, Peter578, Thomas396, Peter195, Samuel71, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 28 Aug 1831 in Church St Clare SFK and died 3rd Qtr 1875 in Blackburn LAN aged 43.

General Notes:
IGI places Amelia's baptism at 6 May 1833 Clare SFK.

Married.
12th inst., at Blackburn, Lancashire, Mr Frank Paffard, chemist and druggist, of the above place, to Amelia, eldest daughter of Mr Stephen Alston, Butter Market, Ipswich.
Ipswich Journal 21 March 1857

Other Records

1. Census: England, 7 Jun 1841, Clare SFK. Amelia is recorded as Amilia aged 8 born SFK abt 1832

2. Census: England, 30 Mar 1851, Church St Clare SFK. Amelia is recorded as a daughter unmarried aged 18 a milliner and dressmaker employing 1 assistant and 12 apprentices born Clare

3. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, St John Blackburn LAN. Amelia is recorded as a wife aged 28 born Clare SFK

Amelia married Francis George PAFFARD [10006] on 12 Mar 1857 in Blackburn RO, Lancashire. Francis was born about 1826 in MDX.

General Notes:
Frank was a chemist and druggist of Blackburn Lancashire.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, St John Blackburn LAN. Frank is recorded as head of house married aged 34 a druggist born MDX LND

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1124 F    i. Gertrude PAFFARD [14414] was born in 1858 in Blackburn LAN.

+ 1125 M    ii. Henry Alston PAFFARD [14425] was born on 2 Dec 1859 in Blackburn LAN and died on 22 May 1950 in Ashford Kent England aged 90.

+ 1126 F    iii. Mary Helena PAFFARD [14415] was born in 1865 in Blackburn LAN.

+ 1127 F    iv. Emily PAFFARD [14426] was born in 1862.

+ 1128 M    v. William PAFFARD [14427] was born in 1864 and died in 1871 aged 7.

+ 1129 M    vi. PAFFARD [14428] was born in 1867 and died in 1867.

+ 1130 M    vii. Thomas PAFFARD [14429] was born in 1867 and died in 1867.

+ 1131 F    viii. Alice PAFFARD [14430] was born in 1868.

925. Amelia ALSTON [6690] (Stephen760, Peter578, Thomas396, Peter195, Samuel71, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born about 1833 in Church St Clare SFK.

General Notes:
This entry is based on habitation in the 1851 ESS census, and the relationships are unproven.
Ref 1851 ESS Census aged 18 bn Clare SFK, living in Risbridge. folio 543 Parish Risbridge.

926. Hepzibah ALSTON [6692] (Stephen760, Peter578, Thomas396, Peter195, Samuel71, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born about 1834 in Church St Clare SFK.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 7 Jun 1841, Clare SFK. Hepizibah is described as aged 7 born SFK

2. Census: England, 30 Mar 1851, Church St Clare SFK. Hebzibah is described as a daughter unmarried aged 17 a drapers shopwomen born Clare SFK

3. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, Old Butter Market Ipswich. Hepzibah is described as a daughter unmarried aged 27 born Clare

4. Census: England, 2 Apr 1871, 9 Buttermarket Ipswich. Hepzibah is recorded as a daughter unmarried aged 37 born Clare

927. Lavinia ALSTON [6693] (Stephen760, Peter578, Thomas396, Peter195, Samuel71, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born about 1836 in Church St Clare SFK.

General Notes:
This entry is based on habitation in the 1851 ESS census, and the relationships are unproven.
Ref 1851 ESS Census aged 15 bn Clare SFK, living in Risbridge. folio 543 Parish Risbridge

Other Records

1. Census: England, 7 Jun 1841, Clare SFK. Lavinia is described as Louisa aged 5 born SFK abt 1836

2. Census: England, 30 Mar 1851, Church St Clare SFK. Lavinia is described as a daughter aged 15 a domestic born Clare

3. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, Old Butter Market Ipswich. Lavinia is recorded as a daughter unmarried aged 26 born Clare

928. Emmiline ALSTON [8156] (Stephen760, Peter578, Thomas396, Peter195, Samuel71, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born about 1840 in Clare SFK.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 7 Jun 1841, Clare SFK. Emmeline is recorded as aged 2 born SFK abt 1839

2. Census: England, 2 Apr 1871, 9 Buttermarket Ipswich. Emmiline is recorded as a daughter aged 31 born Clare

929. Ebenezer ALSTON [8215] (Stephen760, Peter578, Thomas396, Peter195, Samuel71, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born about 1840 in Suffolk.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 7 Jun 1841, Clare SFK. Ebenezer is recorded as aged 1 born SFK

930. Emily Sarah ALSTON [10008] (Stephen760, Peter578, Thomas396, Peter195, Samuel71, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born about 1841 and died on 26 Dec 1863 aged about 22.

General Notes:
Deaths.
Alston - 26 ult., from convulsions, deeply lamented, Emily Sarah, the beloved and youngest daughter of Mr Stephen Alston, Butter Market, Ipswich, aged 22 years.
Ipswich Journal 5 December 1863.

931. Ezra ALSTON [6691] (Stephen760, Peter578, Thomas396, Peter195, Samuel71, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born about 1846 in Church St Clare SFK.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 30 Mar 1851, Church St Clare SFK. Ezra is described as a son aged 5 a scholar born Clare

932. Matilda ALSTON [6142] (Matilda ALSTON761, Peter578, Thomas396, Peter195, Samuel71, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 20 Apr 1828 in Sudbury SFK.

General Notes:
Matilda was base born to Matilda Alston of Wigan End

933. Ellen Selina ALSTON [6022] (Sturgeon Drew762, Peter578, Thomas396, Peter195, Samuel71, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born about 1831 in Sudbury SFK and was baptised on 14 Aug 1831 in Sudbury SFK.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 7 Jun 1841, St Gregory Sudbury SFK. Hellen is described as Ellen aged 10 born SFK abt 1831

2. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, Borhamgate Street Sudbury SFK. Ellen is recorded as a wife aged 29 born Sudbury

3. Census: England, 2 Apr 1871, 3 4 King St Sudbury SFK. Ellen is recorded as a wife aged 39 a Berlin Wool Reposy Keeper born Sudbury

4. Census: England, 3 Apr 1881, 3 4 5 King St Sudbury SFK. Ellen is recorded as a wife married aged 49 born Sudbury SFK

5. Cernsus: England, 5 Apr 1891, Ventnor Isle of Wight. Ellen S is recorded as the mother married aged 59 born Sudbury SFK

Ellen married Henry Mingay IVES [6004], son of Edward IVES [16789] and Susan MINGAY [16790], in 1852 in Sudbury SFK. Henry was born about 1828 in Clare SFK and died Jan Qtr 1895 in Sudbury SFK aged about 67.

General Notes:
Whites Directory 1874
Henry Mingay Ives printer stationer and fancy repository 4 King St Sudbury.

Research Notes:
David Ives writes 3 Jan 2003 that Henry & Ellen are his Gt Grandparents

Other Records

1. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, Borhamgate Street Sudbury SFK. Henry is recorded as head of house married aged 33 printer (letter press) and bookseller employing 2 boys born Clare

2. Census: England, 2 Apr 1871, 3 4 King St Sudbury SFK. Henry is recorded as head of house married aged 42 Printer & master employing 2 men 1 boy born Clare SFK

3. Census: England, 3 Apr 1881, 3 4 5 King St Sudbury SFK. Henry M is recorded as head of house married aged 53 a printer bookbinder stationer employing .... assistants 1 journeyman 2 apprentices 1 errand boy born Clare SFK

4. Cernsus: England, 5 Apr 1891, Ventnor Isle of Wight. Henry M is recorded as the father married aged 63 a printer & bookseller local preacher born Clare SFK

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1132 M    i. Edward IVES [16787] was born about 1856 in Sudbury SFK.

+ 1133 M    ii. Henry Arthur IVES [16780] was born about 1857.

+ 1134 F    iii. Phoebe E IVES [16786] was born about 1859 in Sudbury SFK.

+ 1135 M    iv. Alfred IVES [16782] was born about 1860 in Sudbury SFK.

+ 1136 F    v. Esther Ann IVES [16781] was born about 1862 in Sudbury SFK.

+ 1137 F    vi. Grace Alice IVES [16784] was born about 1865 in Sudbury SFK.

+ 1138 F    vii. Florence Kate IVES [16783] was born about 1867 in Sudbury SFK and died about 1967 aged about 100.

+ 1139 F    viii. Rose Felicia IVES [16785] was born about 1869 in Sudbury SFK.

934. Ambrose ALSTON [6023] (Sturgeon Drew762, Peter578, Thomas396, Peter195, Samuel71, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 11 Apr 1833 in Sudbury SFK and died on 20 Mar 1902 aged 68.

General Notes:
M Ambrose Alston
Birth Date:11 Apr 1833
Birth Place:Sudbury, Suffolk, England
Event Type:Birth
Father:Spurgeon Alston
Mother:Ann Alston
Denomination:Independent
Piece Title:Piece 1861: Sudbury, Great Meeting, Friar Street, Little or Lower Meeting (Independent), 1707-1837

He was admitted a Freeman of Sudbury 7 Aug 1857

The Will and Administration of Ambrose Alston of 14 New St Sudbury who died 20 Mar 1902 was proved London 18 Oct 1919 to Thomas Alston coachbuilder for L180

Research Notes:
DOWNLOADED FROM THE ALSTON FURNITURE WEBSITE
The Alston family have been involved in the furniture trade since 1850. This started with brothers William and Ambrose Alston who were both furniture makers. They branched into furniture retail which the family continued until the 1980's when it was decided to concentrate on furniture manufacturing, both cabinet and upholstery.
The family moved into mass produced cabinet manufacture in the 1930's, moving from Sudbury to Long Melford then moving again to Ipswich during the WW2 following a bombing raid on the factory, where it trades today as Alstons Cabinets.
In 1951 Leslie Alston decided to open Alstons Upholstery in Colchester, Essex which has relocated three times within the town to end in its current site in Gosbecks Road. The family has recently purchased an adjoining site to aid further expansion.
Today the fifth generation of Alston brothers, John and David run Alstons Cabinets and Alstons Upholstery, Upholstery now accounts for 75% of the total sales.
They are joined by the sixth generation, Holly and Jessica, the first Alston sisters.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 7 Jun 1841, St Gregory Sudbury SFK. Ambrose is described as aged 8 born SFK

2. Census: England, 30 Mar 1851, Sudbury (St Gregory?) SFK. Ambrose was living at School Lane Sudbury in the 1841 Census aged 8, and in the 1851 Census at 91 School Lane aged 12 ? scholar.

3. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, Plough Lane Sudbury. Ambrose is recorded as head of house married aged 28 a cabinet maker born Sudbury

4. Census: England, 2 Apr 1871, New St St Gregory Sudbury. Ambrose is recorded as head of house married aged 27 cabinet maker born Sudbury

5. Census: British, 3 Apr 1881, Sudbury St Gregory SFK. Ambrose a cabinet maker and upholsterer was living at 14 New St Sudbury head of family married aged 47 born Sudbury, others in the house were:
Mary A Alston wife married aged 49 born Long Melford
William H Alston son unmarried cabinet maker and polisher aged 21 born Sudbury
Kate Alston daughter apprentice dressmaker aged 17 born Sudbury
Thomas Alston son aged 15 errand boy born Sudbury
FHL 1341443 PRO RG11 Pc 1828 Fol 36 Pg 30

Ambrose married Mary A [8917]. Mary was born about 1832 in Melford SFK.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, Plough Lane Sudbury. Mary is described as a wife aged 29 born Sudbury

2. Census: England, 2 Apr 1871, New St St Gregory Sudbury. Mary is recorded as a wife aged 38 born Melford SFK

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1140 M    i. William Henry ALSTON [5685] was born 2nd Qtr 1860 in Sudbury SFK and died 1st Qtr 1908 in Reg Ipswich SFK aged 47.

+ 1141 F    ii. Kate A ALSTON [8918] was born about 1864 in Sudbury SFK.

+ 1142 M    iii. Thomas ALSTON [8919] was born about 1866 in Sudbury SFK.

935. William ALSTON [6144] (Sturgeon Drew762, Peter578, Thomas396, Peter195, Samuel71, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in 1834 and was buried on 22 Feb 1835 in St Peters Sudbury SFK.

General Notes:
William was aged 10mths at his death.

936. William Henry ALSTON [7146] (Sturgeon Drew762, Peter578, Thomas396, Peter195, Samuel71, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 12 Jul 1835 in St Peters Sudbury SFK.

General Notes:
Roy Alston considers William died young

937. Esther ALSTON [5686] (Sturgeon Drew762, Peter578, Thomas396, Peter195, Samuel71, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born about 1837 in Sudbury SFK and was baptised on 25 Jun 1837 in St Peters Sudbury SFK.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 7 Jun 1841, St Gregory Sudbury SFK. Ester is described as Hester aged 4 born SFK abt 1837

2. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, Straw Lane Sudbury. Ester is recorded as a daughter unmarried aged 23 a needleworker born Sudbury

3. Census: England, 2 Apr 1871, King St St Peter Sudbury. Esther is recorded as a sister unmarried aged 40 a needlewoman born Sudbury

4. Census: England, 3 Apr 1881, 32 King St Sudbury. Esther is recorded as a sister unmarried aged 40 born Sudbury


938. William Alfred ALSTON [6025] (Sturgeon Drew762, Peter578, Thomas396, Peter195, Samuel71, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 23 Feb 1839 in Long Melford SFK and died on 7 May 1919 in Sudbury SFK aged 80.

General Notes:
William was shown as a batchelor aged 24 cabinet maker of Borahamgate St when he married.

Directory of Suffolk Whites 1874
William Alston King St Cabinet Maker.

Directory of Suffolk 1885.
He was a Master Cabinet Maker and furniture broker of 95 North St Sudbury.

Kelly's Directory 1908: Councilor - William Alston 1909

William was aged 79 at his death and his address was 9 Old Market Place.

The Will of William Alston who died 7 May 1919, was dated 15 Mar 1919 (on file (2004) to be transcribed), it was proved at Bury 30 Oct 1920 to James William Hammond Alston, Percy Walter Filbee Alston and William Ambrose Alston upholsterers for L9034 15s 3d
Ref Bury RO Film J599 & Will Calendars

Research Notes:
The Alston family has been involved with furniture for over two centuries. As far back as 1776 there were Alstons repairing furniture in their Chelsea workshop. The present family's direct ancestors started the business in Sudbury, Suffolk. William Alston (1839-1919) and his brother Ambrose (1834 - 1902) were both master cabinet makers during the middle of the 19th century. William Alston later became a furniture dealer as well, selling from premises in 95 North Street, Sudbury. The business prospered and moved to 9 Old Market Place, Sudbury in 1875 Both of William Alston's sons, Hammond and Percy worked in the business and together they then created one of the first all electric workshops. The premises at Old Market Place became a retail furniture shop as well, with additional workshops. One of which was to eventually form the beginnings of the upholstery operation much later on. In 1921 Percy Alston's son Leslie started an apprenticeship with his father and then completed this at Fisher Trade Woodworking in London's East End. In 1937 Leslie started his own manufacturing business at a redundant coconut matting factory in Long Melford.
The business was set up with a L.6,000 bank loan. Leslie's brother Roy joined him there to help run the new venture. The company later adopted the trade mark Albro as an abbreviation of Alston brothers, this continued into the 1980's. During the Second World War, the factory in Long Melford switched its production to 'utility' bedroom and dining furniture. Extra work was also taken on to manufacture coffins for the war effort. Later in the war, the Long Melford factory was burnt out and new premises were sought in Ipswich. Initially production was resumed within Wrinch's factory in Nacton Road, Ipswich.
Land was also purchased adjacent to Wrinch's and a factory was built by joining war surplus Nissen huts together to form a linear building and a continuous production line was created within it. This temporary structure survived until 1971 when new building was errected over the old huts ensuring that not an hour of production was lost. The cabinet business has remained at this site to this day. During this time a new Head Office has been built and a programme of continuous investment in machinery maintained. It has manufactured almost exclusively bedroom furniture during this period.In the 1950's and 60's this was centered on suites of bedroom furniture of veneered teak , walnut and mahogany finish (a suite comprised a ladies wardrobe , a gents wardrobe and a dressing table). The 1970's saw the introduction of modular bedroom furniture ranges in veneered and painted finishes.In more recent years the company has become a market leader in the production of traditional and contemporary bedroom ranges of laminate and painted finish.
Leslie Alston remained in charge of this business until his death in 1976 at which point his oldest son Rex (John) took over as Managing Director with Leslie's brother Percy (Roy) as Chairman. In 1979 Alan, Leslie's other son became Chairman and Managing Director assisted by his bother Rex and with their cousin Noel (Percy's son) as Sales Director. John P Alston joined the family business in 1974 becoming a Director in 1987 and Managing Director in 1995. In 2008 David Alston became company Chairman, taking on this role directly from his father.
Also in this year John's daughter Jessica Alston joined the business as a design assistant. In parallel during the post war years, the original businesses in Sudbury flourished, both with retailing,repairs and removals. The retail side would eventually comprise separate furniture, china, baby linen and toy shops. The china shop was the personal responsibility of Percy Alston (snr)until his death in 1969 whilst his son Percy (Roy) was responsible for the other shops.
The upholstery workshop at Old Market Place,Sudbury was boosted by a contract to refurbish chairs for local airfield in 1949. This encouraged Leslie Alston to start an upholstery manufacturing business with two friends - Charlie Rayment and Fred Avent. The new business started in 1950 making fireside chairs and three piece suites from premises in St Peter Street, Colchester. Subsequently the business expanded and in 1958, moved to a 14,000 sq foot factory in Maidenburgh Street, Colchester. This council owned factory was a four floor building which made production problematic. Consequently it was decided to build a new factory and to this end, 4 acres of land was purchased in Gosbecks Road, Colchester. The task of building the factory was given to Alan Alston, Leslie's youngest son. In 1964 the new factory opened for production. Leslie Alston had also purchased a kitchen cabinet business in Rayleigh, Essex. The change in fashion away from freestanding kitchen cupboards meant that this became increasingly less profitable. It was therefore decided to move it,s woodworking machinery into the new upholstery business in Gosbecks Road, to provide the basis for a wood mill of its own.
The Upholstery business flourished and within 10 years, further satellite factories were opened in Hadleigh, Suffolk and Clacton, Essex. The recession of the early 1980's saw a contraction of the business and the satellite factories were closed down and production and investment consolidated at the Colchester site. Up until 1995 Alan Alston continued to be responsible for the running of the business. In 1995 David Alston, Alan's youngest son became Managing Director of the company and the responsibility passed on.In 2008 John Alston took on the role of chairman from his father. Durring the companies life it has manufactured sofas, sofa beds, chairs and recliner chairs. Originally sofas were in leather but this soon changed to vinyl in the 1950's ,to be followed by plain velvet (dralon) in the 1970's and various chenilles and modern velvets more recently.
The company continues to make all its production from its factory in Colchester and is now one of the leading producers of upholstery in the UK.

Some Products 2011
Alstons Lavenham Footstool Alstons Courtney Footstool
Market price: L.349.00
Alstons Monaco Footstool
Market price: L.319.00
Alstons Rutland Footstool
Market price: L.279.00
Alstons Cadiz Footstool/Storage Footstool
Market price: L.249.00
Ref: Alstons - Ashbury Furniture (Page 4)
http://www.ashburyfurniture.co.uk/onlineshop/alstons/index4.html?&sort=price&sort_direction=1[03/11/2011 10:24:10]

Images Courtesy Roy Alston 2010

Medical Notes: The Alston family has been involved with furniture for over two centuries. As far back as 1776 there were Alstons repairing furniture in their Chelsea workshop. The present family's direct ancestors started the business in Sudbury, Suffolk. William Alston (1839-1919) and his brother Ambrose (1834 - 1902) were both master cabinet makers during the middle of the 19th century. William Alston later became a furniture dealer as well, selling from premises in 95 North Street, Sudbury. The business prospered and moved to 9 Old Market Place, Sudbury in 1875 Both of William Alston's sons, Hammond and Percy worked in the business and together they then created one of the first all electric workshops. The premises at Old Market Place became a retail furniture shop as well, with additional workshops. One of which was to eventually form the beginnings of the upholstery operation much later on. In 1921 Percy Alston's son Leslie started an apprenticeship with his father and then completed this at Fisher Trade Woodworking in London's East End. In 1937 Leslie started his own manufacturing business at a redundant coconut matting factory in Long Melford.
The business was set up with a L.6,000 bank loan. Leslie's brother Roy joined him there to help run the new venture. The company later adopted the trade mark Albro as an abbreviation of Alston brothers, this continued into the 1980's. During the Second World War, the factory in Long Melford switched its production to 'utility' bedroom and dining furniture. Extra work was also taken on to manufacture coffins for the war effort. Later in the war, the Long Melford factory was burnt out and new premises were sought in Ipswich. Initially production was resumed within Wrinch's factory in Nacton Road, Ipswich.
Land was also purchased adjacent to Wrinch's and a factory was built by joining war surplus Nissen huts together to form a linear building and a continuous production line was created within it. This temporary structure survived until 1971 when new building was errected over the old huts ensuring that not an hour of production was lost. The cabinet business has remained at this site to this day. During this time a new Head Office has been built and a programme of continuous investment in machinery maintained. It has manufactured almost exclusively bedroom furniture during this period.In the 1950's and 60's this was centered on suites of bedroom furniture of veneered teak , walnut and mahogany finish (a suite comprised a ladies wardrobe , a gents wardrobe and a dressing table). The 1970's saw the introduction of modular bedroom furniture ranges in veneered and painted finishes.In more recent years the company has become a market leader in the production of traditional and contemporary bedroom ranges of laminate and painted finish.
Leslie Alston remained in charge of this business until his death in 1976 at which point his oldest son Rex (John) took over as Managing Director with Leslie's brother Percy (Roy) as Chairman. In 1979 Alan, Leslie's other son became Chairman and Managing Director assisted by his bother Rex and with their cousin Noel (Percy's son) as Sales Director. John P Alston joined the family business in 1974 becoming a Director in 1987 and Managing Director in 1995. In 2008 David Alston became company Chairman, taking on this role directly from his father.
Also in this year John's daughter Jessica Alston joined the business as a design assistant. In parallel during the post war years, the original businesses in Sudbury flourished, both with retailing,repairs and removals. The retail side would eventually comprise separate furniture, china, baby linen and toy shops. The china shop was the personal responsibility of Percy Alston (snr)until his death in 1969 whilst his son Percy (Roy) was responsible for the other shops.
The upholstery workshop at Old Market Place,Sudbury was boosted by a contract to refurbish chairs for local airfield in 1949. This encouraged Leslie Alston to start an upholstery manufacturing business with two friends - Charlie Rayment and Fred Avent. The new business started in 1950 making fireside chairs and three piece suites from premises in St Peter Street, Colchester. Subsequently the business expanded and in 1958, moved to a 14,000 sq foot factory in Maidenburgh Street, Colchester. This council owned factory was a four floor building which made production problematic. Consequently it was decided to build a new factory and to this end, 4 acres of land was purchased in Gosbecks Road, Colchester. The task of building the factory was given to Alan Alston, Leslie's youngest son. In 1964 the new factory opened for production. Leslie Alston had also purchased a kitchen cabinet business in Rayleigh, Essex. The change in fashion away from freestanding kitchen cupboards meant that this became increasingly less profitable. It was therefore decided to move it,s woodworking machinery into the new upholstery business in Gosbecks Road, to provide the basis for a wood mill of its own.
The Upholstery business flourished and within 10 years, further satellite factories were opened in Hadleigh, Suffolk and Clacton, Essex. The recession of the early 1980's saw a contraction of the business and the satellite factories were closed down and production and investment consolidated at the Colchester site. Up until 1995 Alan Alston continued to be responsible for the running of the business. In 1995 David Alston, Alan's youngest son became Managing Director of the company and the responsibility passed on.In 2008 John Alston took on the role of chairman from his father. Durring the companies life it has manufactured sofas, sofa beds, chairs and recliner chairs. Originally sofas were in leather but this soon changed to vinyl in the 1950's ,to be followed by plain velvet (dralon) in the 1970's and various chenilles and modern velvets more recently.
The company continues to make all its production from its factory in Colchester and is now one of the leading producers of upholstery in the UK.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 7 Jun 1841, St Gregory Sudbury SFK. William is described as aged 2 born SFK

2. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, Straw Lane Sudbury. William is recorded as a son unmarried aged 22 a cabinet maker born Melford

3. Census: England, 2 Apr 1871, King St St Peter Sudbury. William is recorded as head of house a widower aged 32 a master cabinet maker born Melford SFK

4. Census: England, 3 Apr 1881, 9 Old Market Plc Sudbury St Peter SFK. William is recorded as head of house married aged 42 a master cabinetmaker employing one man 4 boys and 6 girls born Long Melford SFK, other than family in the house: were 2 women one described as an assistant milliner one an assistant dressmaker

5. Census: England, 5 Apr 1891, Sudbury SFK. William is recorded as head of house married aged 52 a furniture dealer born long Mellford Suffolk.

William married Sarah Elizabeth HAMMOND [6026] on 14 Apr 1863 in Old Meeting House Sudbury. Sarah was born c1841, died on 20 Jan 1864 in Sudbury SFK aged 23, and was buried on 25 Jan 1864 in St Peters Sudbury SFK.

General Notes:
Deaths.
Alston - 20th inst., at Sudbury, aged 23, Sarah Elizabeth, the wife of Mr W. A. Alston, of Borehamgate-street, cabinet maker.
Ipswich Journal 30 January 1864

Sarah was aged 23 at her death her address was given as Borehamgate St Sudbury, she was shown on the registration of her son's birth as deceased, she presumably died in childbirth.


The child from this marriage was:

+ 1143 M    i. James William Hammond ALSTON J.P. [6027] was born on 19 Jan 1864 in Borhamgate St Sudbury and died on 27 Jan 1930 in Sudbury SFK aged 66.


William next married Fanny Amelia FILBEE [6028], daughter of William FILBEE of Tivetsall NFK [10019], on 20 Nov 1878 in All Saints St Johns Wood LND. Fanny was born circa 1848 in Wotton NFK, died on 24 Jun 1899 in Guys Hospital London aged about 51, and was buried on 30 Jun 1899 in St Peters Sudbury SFK.

General Notes:
Marriages.
Alston - Filbee. 20th inst., at all Saints Church, Finchley Road, St Johns Wood, London, William Alston, King Street Sudbury, to Fanny Amelia Filbee, Old Market Place, Sudbury, only daughter of William Filbee, Tivetsall, Norfolk.
Ipswich Journal 30 November 1878.

Directory of Suffolk 1885 - Alston Mrs Fanny Amelia, ladies and childrens outfitter 9 Old ?? Place.

Fanny was aged 51 at her death.

Administration of the Estate of Fanny Amelia Alston of Sudbury wife of William Alston cabinet maker, who died 24 Jun 1899 at Guys Hospital London was granted her husband William Alston Proved 21 Jan 1900 for L300

Research Notes:
Image Courtesy Roy Alston 2010

Other Records

1. Census: England, 3 Apr 1881, Sudbury St Peter SFK. Fanny is recorded as a wife aged 33 a dressmaker and milliner born Wootton Norfolk.



2. Census: England, 5 Apr 1891, Sudbury SFK. Fenny is recorded as a wife aged 42 a fancy draper born Wotton NFK

The child from this marriage was:

+ 1144 M    i. Percy (Pat) Walter Filbee ALSTON [6029] was born on 24 Dec 1880 and died Apr Qtr 1969 aged 88.


William next married Kate SMITH [6030] on 20 Dec 1905 in Felstead Chapel.

939. Thomas ALSTON [6024] (Sturgeon Drew762, Peter578, Thomas396, Peter195, Samuel71, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 17 Aug 1841 in Sudbury SFK and died on 19 Jan 1919 aged 77.

General Notes:
Thomas, of East St Sudbury, an iron moulder, was admitted by birth, a Freeman of Sudbury 4 Aug 1876

The Thomas who died 19 Jan 1919 was aged 77.

Thomas's family are based on the 1881 Census and from a verbal memory from P R P Alston, Minnie may have been a nickname.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 3 Apr 1881, Sudbury St Gregory SFK. Thomas was living at 28 East St Sudbury married aged 40 born Sudbury, others living in the house were:
Susan Alston married aged 41 born Lavenham
Arthur Alston aged 9 born Sudbury
Amy Alston aged 9 born Sudbury
Elizabeth M Alston aged 7 born Sudbury
William A Alston aged 4 born Sudbury
Agnes M Alston aged 2 born Sudbury
FHL 1341443 PRO RG11 Pc 1828 Fol 56 Pg 26

2. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, Straw Lane Sudbury. Thomas is recorded as a son unmarried aged 19 an iron moudler born Sudbury

3. Census: England, 2 Apr 1871, Station Rd St Gregory Sudbury. Thomas is recorded as head of house aged 29 an iron founders moulder born Sudbury

Thomas married Susan EAST [5475], daughter of William EAST [10013], on 25 May 1870 in Independant Meeting House Sudbury. Susan was born about 1840 in Lavenham SFK and died on 10 Jul 1893 aged about 53.

General Notes:
Marriages.
Alston- East. 25th inst., at the Independent Meeting House, Friars Street, Sudbury, Mr Thomas Alston, ironfounder, Sudbury, to Susan, second daughter of Mr William East, leather currier, also of Sudbury.
Ipswich Journal 28 May 1870

Susan's death date may be 1890 or 1898?

Other Records

1. Census: England, 2 Apr 1871, Station Rd St Gregory Sudbury. Susan is recorded as a wife aged 31 born Lavenham SFK

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1145 M    i. Arthur ALSTON [8920] was born on 4 Apr 1871 in Sudbury SFK.

+ 1146 F    ii. Elizabeth May ALSTON [7148] was born circa 1874 in Sudbury SFK and was buried on 30 Jul 1953 in Walnut Tree Hospital Sudbury.

+ 1147 F    iii. Minnie ALSTON [7150] .

+ 1148 F    iv. Amy A ALSTON [8921] was born about 1872 in Sudbury SFK.

+ 1149 M    v. William Ambrose ALSTON [6119] was born on 4 Apr 1876 in Sudbury SFK.

+ 1150 F    vi. Agnes M ALSTON [8922] was born about 1879 in Sudbury SFK.


940. Charles ALSTON [1008] (James of Bocking763, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 18 Mar 1792 in Bocking ESS, was baptised on 31 May 1792 in Bocking ESS, and died on 18 Aug 1882 in Chatham, Kent. UK aged 90.

General Notes:
Charles was from Colchester and was left 100pds for his education by his Grandfather Samuel.

Living at 15 Newenham Street, Chatham, Kent in the 1881 Census

Alston A Fenn records "Photographs of Charles & Matilda at Alston Court". not accounted for by E L Fenn 1999.

The publication of the "Friendship Gazette" January 1921 is attributed to Charles who may at the time been "interested" in Miss Catherine Mary Downing? who married Dr Edward Liveing later that year.

Miss C. M. Downing
Stoke by Nayland
Suffolk
Friendship's Gazette and Miscellaneous journal
January 1, 1821
Colchester

The Black Bee
"I'll have a suit of Sables" - Hamlet

Under this head dark as it may seem we intend to present our fair correspondents with some light articles on the first of each month, (if agreeable) and entreat them not to be alarmed at its formidable name, since we can assure them it has no sting for its friends: and professes a strong attachment to the British Fair!
This we know are its sentiments and consequently feel certain that nothing will appear to offend its friends in any succeeding article . . . . .


CMD's requests shall be attended to speedily no doubt Henry will be extremely obliged to her for the very kind invitation she has given him through our columns her wishes are commands with us and we beg leave to say we shall always execute them, as far as it is possible with the greatest pleasure.

CA presents his kind regards to Mrs Downing and yourself and would have returned to Nayland to dinner but was prevented; and trusts the present year will permit him to spend a few days with his friends more pleasantly than the last - he wishes you to state to Mr and Mrs Allston the reason of his detention - a request from Mr Taylor to finish his work.

Stanzas to C.M.D.
Dear Catherine fair this heart would pay
Its tribute on the new years day
To thee at friendships shrine;
Would thank thee for the kind of esteem
Thou't wer shown - that welcome beam
Caught from love font divine!

What shall its offering be? Alas!
Praise with most for flatt'ries pass;
I flatter not, attend!
Thou long has known me; childhood days
Saw the first glimmerings of those rays
Which grace the name of Friend.

And manhood finds the worth increase
A firm regard; which ne'er can cease
Best with this meeting heart;
Yet, not the silence of the tomb,
With all its deep surrounding gloom
Can cause it to depart.

Ah, no! tho clouds attend us here,
There is prepared a brighter sphere;
And Hope delighted tells
That hallowed Friendship will be there;
Banish'd her tears from regions where
Sweet peace forever dwells.

These shall its oft ring'd be - its prayers
To him who for the vertuous cares
That he thy heart may keep
From evils that beset us round.
Nor suffer pain that heart to wound;
Or cause those eyes to weep.

But that young joy and hope may breathe
Their magic spells around; and wreath
Life's loveliest flowers for thee;
And bring their smiling train to grace
Thy future years and swiftly chase
All thoughts of misery.

And may thy chosen partner prove
Worthy that gentle bosom's love,
Thy fondest hopes to bless:
He - must - he will his noble heart
Would scorne the base dissemblers part
Or blight your happiness

Thy mother! may she live to view
Indulgent heaven with blessings strew
Thy path - and long, long tell
Thy friends; her latest hours are blessed
In finding thee beloved - carest
Dear Catherine now, farewell!
CA

Stanzas to ---
Hast thou not seen an early morn
The dew drops trembling on the thorn;
And sighed to think that gems so fair
Should perish in the morning air?

Hast thou not seen its purist ray
Gleam on the coronet of May;
And heard the feather'd chorister
Sweet notes amongst the drooping firs?

And lov'st thou mid such scenes to view
The timid lev'ret brush the dew;
And mark along the hedgerow side
The blackbirds glossy plumage glide?

And lov'st to hear the tinkling bell
Of sheepfold in the lonely dell?
While on the breeze wild notes of joy
Are born from happy peasant boy?

And lov'st to see the morning sky
Display its gorgeous pageantry;
Whilst o'er thy path the skylark sings
His anthem to the King of Kings

If scenes like these delight thee still,
Indulge thy spirit - rove at will;
And natures charms tho' sought by few
Well ever please with something new
CA

STOKE
by Nayland - a poem
Addressed to CMD by the Black Bee

Village of loftiest aspect. wheresoever
My drifting(?) may place me, I shall dwell
With pleasure on thy charms throughout the year;
And recollections oft this heart will dwell
With eager hopes, again to view each dell;
And when upon my path the evening beams
In slanting glories fall, they will but tell
Of thy loved scen'ry and recall the gleams
Of happier hours and friends - now, vanished as dreams

When gentle spring escaped from winters arms
Hath scattered all her modest flower'ets 'round
The gardens and unveiled her blushing charms;
Profusely taking all thy meadows ground
With tokens of her love; and when the sound
Of the lone cuckoo's voice salutes the ear
And lambs are sporting on each grassy mound
Emblems of innocence in the sweet career
Then Stoke thou dost to me in loveliness appear.

There's is in thy woodland scenery a bright,
A wild luxurious beauty which oft thrills
A pensive wanderer with serene delight
When she with blossoms every ticket fills
And spreads her influence o'er the sylvan hills
Embroidering mossy banks with sweetest flowers
The violet's fragrance scents of sunny hill's;
And clouds refreshing earth with hasty showers,
Their crystal gems suspend in Flora's gayest bowers

And thou my friend accept this wish sincere
That health and happiness and cosy joys,
Which bounteous providence doth send to cheer
As pilgrimage below without alloy,
May be thy share - for well I know that toy
The means oft persue with eager eye is,
(and erring world's applause, to it doth cloy
there pallid sense who clasp a shadowy prize
and disappointed die) thy mind doth all despise.

To such we'll leave that pleasure and dance
Where bright eyed beauty sheets its trembling light,
Made brighter still as lightest feet advance
To music's thrilling measure; where the sight
May wander een to dizziness - or quite
Bewildered in the magic brilliance, seck
Some calm recess to muse away in the night
Or listen for the joyful tones that speak
Of gratitude e'er yet appears moms earliest streak.

And who thad wandered ere the rising Sun
Hath poured its life in inspiring light around;
While from the leafy covert heath begun
Natures own hymn - and does not feel its sound
Strike on the chords of love? that heart it is bound
In apathetic sterness, which repel
Those strong incitements, ever to be found
In nature's rich variety - she dwells,
Most beautifully clad, within thy grooves and dell's.


Tis sweet to rest upon a verdant slope
Screen'd from the noontide heat, by some broad tree
When summer breezes oft the foliage ope
Then onward sale invisible and fill;
Chequering the ground incessantly; the bee
Humming around some wild and lovely flow'r,
Pauses a moment on the wing ere He.
Extracts its sweetness which obtained once more,
The little spoiler flies to, increase his honied store

Two sweet to walk the hazel-row between;
Or near the silver brooks green margins stand
That winds with gentlest murmur searching seem
For envious thickets close-entwining band
That guard the lovely naiad from the hand
Of ev'ry rude and careless wanderer
Who might her well pollute: that spring heath found
With her delicious breath; or been afar,
The choicest streams, and soon forget they ever were.

(To be continued when Black Bee is in the humour)

We shall feel deeply obliged to our friend if she will point out any incorrectness of language which the darkness of an hive prevents our seeing in the foregoing stanzas - we shall give a profile likeness of Lord Byron in our next with an extract from his works - likewise an occasional glance at the fashions which might prove interesting to our friends - for ourselves they pass unnoticed having arrived in "A suit of Sables" - A few extracts from the periodicals may not be despised with a little of that delicious spice to some and we know. Politics -- well such is our present outline and believing we shall tire(?) you with this
We conclude with much esteem.
CA

Carefully written and illustrated on three sides of one sheet, sealed with a large Alston seal, signs of a faint postmark

Friendship's Gazette and Miscellaneous Journal No2
February 19th, 1821
Colchester
On file to be transcribed 2007

40 Newnham Street,
Henry St. Chatham.
10th April 1874

My dear little grand niece
I feel sure I am writing to a good girl to thank her very much for her kind presents of cuffs and silk handkerchief - a very nice one indeed and which shall be kept for Sunday's only - when I am able to walk to Rochester Cathedral.

This morning I received a book I had ordered at my Booksellers, The Childrens Friend which I hope you will like - I send the same to your cousins in Australia and Arthur Alston is quite pleased with it and little Lucy also.

I shall send it this evening by book post and trust you will have safely some time tormorrow.

Please give my love to Grandm's Aunt Annie and your Mama and with best love to yourself,
I remain
My dear niece your affectionate Grand Uncle
CHARLES ALSTON
Letter in possession of F B Brennan 2012

CHARLES ALSTON
Birth year1792
Age90
Death quarter3
Death year1882
DistrictMedway
CountyKent
Volume2A
Page281
CountryEngland
England & Wales Deaths 1837-2007

Research Notes:
Bap - may be May 3

Other Records

1. Census: England, 7 Jun 1841, Maidenburg St Colchester. Charles is recorded as aged 45 a cabinet maker born Essex

2. Census: England, 30 Mar 1851, 11 George St St Nicholas Colchester ESS. Charles is described as head of house married aged 59 upholsterer born Bocking ESS HO107/781

3. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, George St Colchester ESS. Charles is recorded as head of house married aged 69 retired cabinet maker born Bocking

4. Census: England, 3 Apr 1881, 15 Newenham Street Chatham, Kent. Charles is recorded as head of house widower aged 89 retired cabinet maker born Bocking ESS.

Charles married Matilda CROSS [1009] on 30 Dec 1821 in Colchester ESS. Matilda was born on 24 Feb 1798 in Sudbury SFK and died in 1869 in Medway KEN aged 71.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 7 Jun 1841, Maidenburg St Colchester. Matilda is recorded as aged 40 not born in Essex

2. Census: England, 30 Mar 1851, 11 George St St Nicholas Colchester ESS. Matilda is described as a wife aged 53 upholstery worker born Sudbury SFK HO107/1781

3. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, George St Colchester ESS. Matilda is recorded as a wife aged 63 born Sudbury

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1151 M    i. Charles Barron ALSTON [1010] was born on 22 Aug 1825 in Colchester ESS and died Dec Qtr 1900 aged 75.

+ 1152 F    ii. Mary Ann ALSTON [1021] was born on 22 Oct 1822, died on 12 Jun 1839 aged 16, and was buried on 20 Jun 1839 in St Nicholas Colchester ESS.

+ 1153 M    iii. George Downing ALSTON [1011] was born on 7 Nov 1828 in Colchester ESS, died on 11 Nov 1893 in Warrnambool VIC AU aged 65, and was buried on 18 Nov 1893 in Warrnambool VIC AU.

941. Henry George ALSTON [267] (James of Bocking763, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 6 Jul 1796 in Bocking ESS, was baptised on 31 Oct 1797 in St Mary Bocking ESS, and died Jun Qtr 1868 aged 71.

General Notes:
Henry was recorded as a grocer in 1835 living in London in 1852

BDM Index. Death. Alston Henry, 71. 1868 Jun Qtr Islington 1b 138

Other Records

1. Census: England, 7 Jun 1841, Pentonville St James Clerkenwell MDX. Henry is recorded as aged 43 warehouseman not born MDX

2. Census: England, 30 Mar 1851, 22 Brooksby St Islington LND. Henry is described as head of house married aged 54 a warehouseman born Bocking ESS HO107/1499

3. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, 3 Upper Park St Trinity Islington. Henry is recorded as head of house married ged 64 an unemployed warehouseman born Bocking ESS

Henry married Ann HEMMINGS [1023] on 19 Sep 1829 in All Souls St Marylebone LND. Ann was born about 1804 in Loxwood SSX.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 7 Jun 1841, Pentonville St James Clerkenwell MDX. Ann is recorded as aged 37 millener not born MDX A Emily Hemming aged 18 assistant not born MDX was also in the house, and other workers

2. Census: England, 30 Mar 1851, 22 Brooksby St Islington LND. Ann is described as a wife aged 47 a dressmaker born Logwood SSX HO107/1499

3. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, 3 Upper Park St Trinity Islington. Ann is described as a wife aged 58 a dressmaker born Loxwood SSX

4. Census: England, 2 Apr 1871, 3 Upper Park St Trinity Islington. Ann is recorded as head of house a widow aged 68 family dress maker born Loxwood SSX

5. Census: England, 3 Apr 1881, 3 Upper Park St Trinity Islington. Ann is described as head of house widow aged 78 dressmaker born Loxwood SSX

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1154 M    i. Henry Charles ALSTON [1024] was born on 3 Dec 1832, was baptised on 6 Jan 1833 in St James Pentonville MDX, and died on 2 Feb 1875 in 44 Bryantwood Rd Highbury Hill Islington MDX aged 42.

+ 1155 F    ii. Mary Catherine ALSTON [1027] was born on 15 Jan 1835 in Pentonville MDX and was baptised on 18 Feb 1835 in St Clement Islington LND.

+ 1156 M    iii. William James ALSTON [1025] was born on 6 Aug 1837 in Islington MDX London, was baptised on 10 Sep 1837 in Pentonville MDX, and died Mar Qtr 1887 aged 49.

+ 1157 F    iv. Ann Downing ALSTON [1026] was born on 7 Jun 1830 in Pentonville MDX, was baptised on 30 Jun 1830 in Pentonville MDX, and died Mar Qtr 1914 aged 83.

+ 1158 F    v. Frances Emily (Fanny) ALSTON [1029] was born on 7 Oct 1841 in Pentonville MDX and was baptised on 7 Nov 1841 in Pentonville MDX.

+ 1159 F    vi. Sarah Sophia ALSTON [1030] was born on 4 Oct 1844 in Islington MDX London and died on 4 Oct 1863 aged 19.

942. Marianne ALSTON [9488] (James of Bocking763, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 9 Sep 1793 and was baptised on 18 Oct 1793 in St Mary Bocking ESS.

Research Notes:
Rosie Flower writes in 2008 that no burial was found for Marianne in the St Mary Bocking Register.



943. Catherine Mary DOWNING [97] (Mary ALSTON764, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 8 Apr 1798 in Hatton Garden London, was baptised on 12 May 1798 in St Andews Holborn, died on 31 Oct 1872 in Cambridge CAM. aged 74, and was buried in 1872 in Nayland Churchyard SFK. The cause of her death was weak heart.

General Notes:
Catharine Mary daughter of George Downing barrister-at-law and Mary Alston was born in Hatton Garden on Easter Sunday the 8th day of April 1798 one o'clock in the forenoon. Was privately baptised by the Rev Mr Watkins curate of St Andrews on the evening of the above mentioned day and was admitted into church by her grandfather the Rev George Downing on 12th May 1798. Lancelot Shadwell Esq of Lincoln's Inn standing godfather, her godmothers Mary Alston and Katharine Downing godmothers.
This leaf I removed from my grandmother's old family Bible which was rather dilapidated on Oct 25, 1923 when I was about to leave my house. The writing is that of my grandfather
G. D. Liveing
the Pightle Cambridge
Ref: Alstoniana Pg 402B

Witness's to their marriage were Mary Downing and George Alston.
Ref Sudbury 4a 546 BDM

By the permission of the Bishop of Sodor and Mann.
There will be a
BAZZAR
At Horkesley Rectory.
On Friday the 22nd of September.
In aid of Leven Heath Chapel.
Any contributions of articles for sale will be thankfully received by the following ladies -
Lady Rowling, Tendring Hall.
Mrs Liveing, Nayland.
. . . . .
Ref: Ipswich Journal August 26, 1837.

Tithe Apportionment:
Owner: Mrs Catherine Mary Liveing. Occupier: John Davy. Parish of Westhall SFK. 16 May 1841. Plan in 3 Pts .185b - Pt of Brambles pasture 1a 0r 6p. 186 - The Glebe Piece arable 1a 3r 17p 187 - Church Hill arable 6a 2r 14p Tithe: Vicar L3 18s 5d, Impropriator L17 5s 11d IR 29/33/446, 30 December 1865.
Ref: The Genealogist.

Tithe Apportionment:
Owner: Mrs Catherine Mary Liveing. Occupier: John & Emily Davy. Parish of Westhall SFK. 16 May 1841. Plan in 16 Pts 135 - 150, arable & pasture 82a 2r 20p. Tithe: Vicar L6 9s 6d, Impropriators L17 0s 0d
Ref: The Genealogist. IR 29/33/446

Catherine endured great tragedy in the years 1843 and 1844 with the death of her husband, 10 Mar 1843, her daughter Fanny 24 Apr 1843, and daughter Sarah 22 Feb 1844.

Catherine is recorded as giving £1 to the Asylum for Idiots, Colchester, on March 19, 1858.
Ref: Precis Ipswich Journal 27 March 1858.

Catherine lived at one time with her mother at "Laurels" Polstead St, Stoke by Nayland. After her husbands death Catherine moved to Thorington St (Stoke).

Liveing Archive: Red Book 091
Memoranda by Dr Edward Liveing of reminisences from his mother Catherine Downing.
My mother (C. M. Liveing then Downing) before her marriage (1821) used to journey to her mother Mrs Downing from Stoke by Nayland to Leicester every 2 years or so, to visit at her uncle's Mr Samuel Alston (last residing in St Martin's Street opposite to St Martin's Church (Leicester Cathedral) and yard there and near more of Grey Friars) attorney at law. On their journeys (the last was about 1818) they were accustomed to sleep in London at the Bull and Mouth, Aldgate. My mother remembers it as a large Inn with tiers of galleries round a court yard, and that she used to be called by the watchman at 4 am. They then started without breakfast, by the Leicester coach (4 horses) via Northampton, where they dined, at other times (returning?) at Dunstable. She remembers waiting at St Albans and getting out to see the Abbey. At Leicester she was entertained at various gracing parties - cards and supper - glorious suppers. The older folks played whist and the younger loo. Also there were concerts given at the assembly rooms and dancing (ball) afterwards. Mr Alston married a Miss Sultzer - her father a clergyman where my mother does not remember, he died when his daughter was young and she, Mrs Alston, had a brother a haberdasher in Leicester.
Another journey my mother well remembers was a posting one with her mother and and Aunt Miss F.E. Downing, from Chobham in Surrey the residence of the latter (she lived just on the London side of the village, lodging at a carpenters she chose Chobham for her residence to be near her old friends and fathers former estate at Ovingbank? Tilbury - Mr King and his wife, who then held the living of Bisley and resided at Chobham) To Salisbury and Wells (sleeping at both) on the way to Mr Spencers at Keeville near Trowbridge Wiltshire. Mr Spencer married a Miss Bowles a first cousin of Miss F.E.D. He was rector of Keevil - his father was Dr Spencer rector of Wingfield nearby. He was a favourite of F.E. Downing very quiet not strong. No family. This (her only visit there) lasted a month.
It was at the Spencers that my mother made the acquaintance of Mr Hey, rector, of Steeple Ashton; great uncle of my old college friends Charles and William Hey. The former now a Minor Canon of Winchester.
My mother remembers getting up and going to service at 6.00 in a side chapel of Salisbury. At Wells, the day being 5th November, there was a Bull baited in the street, in day time dresses and so on. When they arrived and attempted to make for the afternoon prayers at Cathedral they found all the shops shut, and Miss F.D.'s fears were at once excited - she interpreting as evidence of some fever, or pestilence in the place. On enquiring they were informed it was on account of the Bull Bait, and shortly the Bull and dogs made their appearance and the poor visitors beat a hasty retreat and remained shut up all the afternoon. The next day they saw the Cathedral and went to service. The journey was performed in a "post-chaise", a vehicle which held three having a single seat. The body was flat and glazed (a sketch is included) in front like a modern "Boonghaus"? but swung on much higher springs. There was "a bar" in front but no driving box on it - a man could just lodge himself - if you wished to have a driver and not a Postillion - it could not be called a seat. The Postillion was paid 3d a mile for himself. Each stage was about 12 miles - a change of horses and Postillion taking place at each stage. The charge for horses was one 1s 6d a mile for a pair of horses. The turnpikes formed the only additional charge. The chaise was not changed at each stage but sometimes went over 2 stages. On one occasion my mother remembers sleeping at Speeham Land near Newbury Berkshire on a coach journey to Bath from London. There was a beautiful Jun? there. She well remembers Sedan Chairs in general use in Bath: . . . . . the ladies used to be carried to evening parties in them (a sketch is included). A few stood in Street. She does not remember them in London - they had disappeared there. They were carried on the footway. She remembers being carried herself. A few were in use at Ely also. To go out to dinner and tea.
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London and Westminster by John Timbs 1863
1815 Alderman Birch, Mayor. He was celebrated cook and confectioner at No. 15 Cornhill probably the oldest shop of its class in the metropolis. This business was established George I by a Mr Horton who was succeeded by Mr Lucas Birch, and he by his son Mr Samuel Birch born 1757 Lord Mayor as above. He was a literary man wrote the "Adopted Child"
This gentleman my mother well remembers when she was 21 years of age, lodging pro tem at Dr Behemores 2 Millman Street, Bedford Road, Alderman Birch came to pay her a legacy of 19 guineas fr Mrs Baldwin of St Leonard's Aston Clinton, deceased whose executor (she believes) he was. This gentleman was well known to a friend of my mother's father George Downing of 52 Hatton Gardens (Mr Charles Riverstone, bookseller was another close friend) and he proposed to his sister Miss (Maria) Downing afterwards Mrs Knottesford who much reciprocated his affection but her father and mother refused their consent on grounds of it being too worldly a life - that of an Alderman's wife in London!
After Mrs Knottesford's marriage - for years he continued to send her a 12th cake on 12th day to Stoke by Nayland.

Deaths.
Liveing - 31st ult., at Cambridge, Catherine Mary widow of Edward Liveing, Esq., of Nayland in this county, aged 74.
Ref Ipswich Journal Saturday Nov 9 1872.

Death ref Dec quarter 1872 aged 74 Cambridge 3b 303 BDM

Catherine is buried in the family grave under the Nayland Church East Window.

The Will and two Codicils of Catherine Mary Liveing formerly of 52 Queen Anne St Cavendish Sq MDX but late of Cambridge CAM Widow who died 31 Oct 1872 at Cambridge proved 18 Jan 1873 at the Principle Registry by George Downing Liveing of Cambridge University Prof of Chemistry, Edward Liveing of 52 Queen Anne St MDX and Robert Liveing M.D. of 11 Manchester Sq MDX sons three of the Executors at under L3000. Resworn Nov 1873 at under L4000.

Sale by Auction.
Valuable Freehold Farms
Messrs Lenny and Smith, instructed by the trustees under the Will of the late Mrs C. M. Liveing, offer at auction in the month of June, two compact and excellent farms in Westhall, and Brampton, near the Estates of the right Honourable the Earl of Stradbrook, in the occupation of Mr T. G. Davy, containing together about 216 acres.
Also a desirable farm at Crowfield, surrounded by estates of the trustees of the late Sir W. F. and Sir George Brook-Middleton in the occupation of Mr S. Shirman, containing 107 acres.
Particulars and conditions of sale may be obtained of Messrs Beaumont, Thompson and Beaumont, solicitors, 23, Lincolns Inn Fields, London, and the auctioneer's Halesworth.
Ref: Precis from Ipswich Journal 19 April 1873

Sale by Auction
Valuable Freehold Farms
At Brampton a short distance from a railway station, 3 miles from Halesworth and six from Beccles and Southwold.
Messrs Lenny and Smith, instructed by the trustees under the Will of the late Mrs C. M. Liveing, offer at auction at the Angel Hotel Halesworth, on Monday, June 23 at Four for Five o'clock precisely, in one lot, two valuable farms with suitable dwelling houses and buildings and 216 acres 3r 31p of sound deep soil arable and excellent pastureland underlease to Mr John G. Davy, for a term of which 10 years will be unexpired at Middlemas next, at the moderate rental of L341 per annum.
The property is entirely free hold and chiefly land tax redeemed.
Vendors solicitors, Messrs Beaumont and Co., 23 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London W. C.
Ref: Precis from Ipswich Journal May 4th 1873.

Miniature of Catherine as a child with E L Fenn Auckland NZ 1998.

Research Notes:
Alternative birth date 6 Mar 1798?

An unsourced slip of paper reads "The Fripps are related to us on the Downings side - my mother and Grandmama Downing used to go every alternate year to visit the Bristol cousins some of whom were Tripps - They travelled in fear of highwaymen" see picture file.

Thomas Harold Fenn always referred to Catherine as Aunt although she was his wifes first cousin

Liveing Archive IMG 2818 - 2836 catalogues copies of letters between George & Bridget Downing 1750 and other Downing and Liveing Letters.

Letter to Catherine from an unidentified friend Sarah Hinchcliff
Liveing Archive 46a-c LT5
Feb 2 Lee (1860)
My dearest Kate,
We rejoiced to think that you were pretty well when you wrote, and safely on your way so far towards dear Home, longing for you with all its in endearing belongings and there I hope you are now, well enough to get through your share of the Torlesse wedding. To us, the treat was indeed great to us all 3, of our meeting, short as it was, only to short, and it is
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a comfort to have chatted over "auld lang syne" and present and future - I only wish that you had not sustained such a heavy money loss, and that John had been spared the attack of indigestion which made us rather …… for the moment feeling it might have lasted longer --- I regret to find that Dr Todd is amongst the Times List deaths fearing your dear Edward may have lost a friend - my sincerely affect love To your dear girls who will ever be dear to me . . . . . . . me affectionately yours
Sarah Hinchcliff
I hope that dear Anna may soon receive comfortable Tidings from Capt H
Matilda and Henry come to us tomorrow
Yours very affectionately and deeply attached
Sarah Hinchcliff
what more can I add Dear old friend but my signature to the love wh ich half a century has ripened for eternity! in common parlance. I did fully share in all my dear sisters gretification (sic) on your visit. I know and feel you trust in the sincerity of yr . . . . . Chum.
EPC
Addressed:
Mrs Liveing
Stoke
near Colchester
Essex
postmarked London February 2 60
Note Mrs Hinchcliff to Mrs Liveing
Written on 3 half sheets (one cross hatched) both sides of one piece of paper

Letter to Catherine from an unidentified friend Eliz Parish c1970
Liveing Archive 47a-d LT5
Silver Hill Terrace
My dear old friend
I am very sorry to hear of your illness, whilst at Cambridge, such attacks, must leave you very weak, and it is a comfort to hear you are again close to My old friend Robert and his brother in Queen Anne St their medical care will I trust soon restore your lost strength
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and in such an airy part of London I should think London cannot be unhealthy - and with two sons close at hand I am rather surprised that you are meditating a change - before the winter - but I ought not perhaps to express any opinion on the subject - I have not felt the heat of the weather oppressive - partly I believe from staying at home and never exposing myself to the
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sun, or going out before the afternoon. My brother and his family are all returned from Suary - after various excursions in the county - they left London after two months - my brother came first with Arthur who had recovered from the whooping cough and I think my nieces are looking very well. Their letters when in Town were very amusing, and with my dear brothers I was never allowed to be dull.
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the Thos Hubbard's have been in Normandy at Le Havre the last month and are now dispersing having said home some of the children to Newbury. This dreadful war will bring home many of the English excursionists - and I hope St Leonards houses will be taken at present this place is unusually empty
Mrs Wm Turner has been here a month in lodgings on the marina - she is almost blind, and is an old friend and connection of the Turners
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I met Mr Wilson accidentally his is just returned from Suffolk and told me he had been at Polstead and Hadley and had seen the "Hall" which is almost come to an end -Mr Tynell/ Tyrrell ?- doing nothing - as the estate does not revert to him - I was surprised to hear of Miss Rowley being still alive at 82 - and still flourishing at Holbeeks/ Holbecks?
With kind love to yr daughters
Believe me
Dear old friend yrs most afftely
Eliz Parish
Addressed.
Mrs Liveing
52 Queen Anne Street
Cavendish Square
London
Postmarked Hastings AU 8 70
Noted: Mrs Parish to CML
Written on 4 half sheets both sides of one piece of paper

Other Records

1. Census: England, 7 Jun 1841, Bures St Nayland SFK. Catherine is described as aged 40 not born SFK

2. Census: England, 30 Mar 1851, 14 The Green Camberwell Dulwich SRY. Catherine is recorded as Catherine L Fenn sister-in-law to Harriet Fenn (nee Liveing) widow aged 52 born Holbom MDX

3. Letter Catherine to son Edward: 18 May c1853. Liveing Archive: Image Letter 8a & 8b
Stoke. May 18th
c1853
My dear Edward
I am often worried about your being so constantly confined to the hospital & and fully occupied besides; but I have seen Fanny for a few minutes since she returned from London, & and she tells me, you have promised her to resign the appointment if you find it injurious to your health which is a comfort to me. You probably know, Emily Holland was obliged to return to Brighton this week; & consequently Harriet could not go to Shipley as had been arranged: she is now at Denmark Hill I suppose & will most probably come home the beginning of next week. Last Saturday, your
Over/
Uncle & Aunt Charles came to Feering, to see Mrs Arnold who was considered worse than usual, but I have heard nothing since.
I have had a very melancholy letter from your Uncle Henry, who tells me he is not well enough to come here for change for four days having had a considerable discharge of blood from the bowels which has much weakened him but that he is better, & under the care of Dr Hall who has given him remedies to stop this effusion he thinks he has lost two stone in weight since I saw him & is afraid to move about much, for fear of a recurrence of the bleeding - I wish he would give up his clerical duties for a time, & take proper rest but unfortunately a Confirmation takes place at Sunbury? on the 14th of next month. I know you can't see after him now: & his spirits seem very low.
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Mary heard from Robert yesterday he cannot accompany her into Yorkshire, until the 12th of June, as his examination begins on the 7th. Marion Corsellis, who is now at Colchester, will I believe return with them to Giggleswick. Anna has had a letter from Betty, she & John were at Copford last week for a few days: & she considers your Aunt Ambrose's mind as harassed & worried about poor Tom's illness & death as when in London I would go & stay with her, if I had a suitable servant to leave at home, but I have not yet succeeded in hiring a Cook which is very troublesome. I hope the Hinchcliffs will inhabit the Nayland cottage for two months: if I can get some furniture put in at a moderate charge - Mrs H. cannot walk far, & requires to be near a Church, & all the farmhouses around are situated at a distance - nor can I find any suitable lodgings for them elsewhere. I find Tom has been to see
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you in your rooms. I doubt he will not like the Nayland abode. I am in correspondence with Miss Emerton, a lady at Oxford, who has been recommended to me as a Governefs by Mifs Worley, an intimate friend of dear Miss Stratford's & I think it probable she will come to us the beginning of next month - to have a stranger in the family, will at first be extremely disagreeable to us all, but I cannot bring my mind to send little Ellen to School, as all her sisters have been educated at home - Charlotte Waylen, went to the Margate Infirmary yesterday: Miss Beaumont kindly met her at Shoreditch & took care of her poor child.
James's knee is more painful & worse altogether than when you were here but he has not tried a blister, as Mrs Tweed told him, he must give quite up if he had one, & that it would confine him a long while, but I think he will be obliged to do so soon.
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I do not recollect any thing else to tell you about ourselves. Accept our kind love, & believe me your very affecte
Mother,
Cath: M. Liveing


4. Letter Catherine to her son George: 27 Nov 1865. Liveing Archive: Images 3628 - 3630
Embossed at top of page.
Parkin and Gotto
London
52 Queen Anne St W.
November 27, 1865.
My dear George
I am sure you will be glad to know, that the difficulties attending the disposal of my property, have been got over at last, with the help of a Counsellors opinion about our dear Ellen's share she having been of age at the time of her death without having made a will. I executed mine at Mr Beaumont's office, on Saturday last - he previously gave me a note to read which he had received from your Uncle Henry in which he says, he had read the draft for my Will most carefully three times and that he thought it, a most equitable disposition of my estate, in which the interest of every child is equally considered, so I trust it will prove such, without any oversights in it and that it is made as your good Father would have desired.
Thank Kate for her last letter, it is very good of her to write when she has so much to attend to. How vexatious those workmen were, to go their own way about the balustrade, and not attend to your plan it must have worn out all your patience. I am glad your trees escaped the gales this time. I hope I shall not need any of Mr Davy's rent until Xmas but it is satisfactory to know you have received it.
My attack of indigestion has nearly left me - Charlotte has taken cold again, she seems very susceptible of it this winter, and Harriet less so. I will write to Kate soon and with our united love to you both, believe me,
Your very affectionate mother,
Cath M Liveing.
Note in red pencil - My mother as to her Will 1865

5. Census: England, 2 Apr 1871, 1 Sussex Villas Cambridge CAM. Catherine is described as head of house widowed aged 73 a landed proprietor and stockholder born MDX

6. Letter Catherine to her son Ned: May 6th. Liveing Archive: Letter 10 a & 10b
Stoke May 6th
My dear Ned
Anna has made a most diligent search for your green card but I am sorry to say without succefs
I think Mary may be able to bring your little case of bottles, & also your microscope to London, the beginning of next week, as she hopes to be
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able to come to Camberwell then, for she cannot get rid of the intermittent pain in her face, and thinks the change might do her good - Anna is also poorly: from indigestion I believe, or something of the sort; Mr Knottesford has invited them to Alveston on the 16th of this month; but I do not think either of
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them will be well enough to go there so soon. You shall hear again when I know what day Mary goes to Uncle Charles's I hope your lodgings will prove comfortable ones - I remember Gower Street well as Mifs Taylor lived there latterly. Poor Charlotte had a tooth stopped on Tuesday: & is suffering from an abscefs on her gum: so I have a forlorn set altogether
We write in kind love, & believe me ever
Your affectionate Mother
C M Liveing

7. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, Thorington St Stoke by Nayland SFK. Catherine is described as head of house a widow aged 62 proprietor of houses and land born St Andrews Holborn LON

8. Thorington St Stoke by Nayland: Catherine lived at Stoke from 1843 to 1862 after her husband died, crayon sketch of her in later life

Catherine married Dr Edward LIVEING M.R.C.S. [98], son of Commander Thomas LIVEING R N [230] and Harriet HARROLD [231], on 11 Jul 1821 in Stoke By Nayland SFK. Edward was born circa 1795, was baptised on 28 Oct 1795 in St Nicholas Harwich ESS, died on 10 Mar 1843 in Nayland SFK aged about 48, and was buried on 17 Mar 1843 in Nayland Churchyard SFK. The cause of his death was acute throat infection.

General Notes:
My father, Edward Liveing, went to school at Cheshunt, his uncle Edward Harold thought it a good school until about 16. His thoughtful and serious disposition was there shown in his caring less for games than other boys, chiefly delighting to get alone by himself in the playground with a book. He was very fond of books.
Liveing Archive note by Edward Liveing Jnr.

Edward was apprenticed to Dr Thomas Harrold surgeon and apothecary of Nayland 1812 - 1817; LSA & MRCS 1817.

A. Alston Fenn records they had 11 children, lived at Stourbank (now Bear House, 19 Bear St) which he bought from a William Sinnott of Clerkenwell in 1835. Stourbank in 1839 comprised a house and garden of 3/4 of an acre, plus an orchard opposite of 2/3 of an acre. The house had been occupied by members of the family on and off since Dr Thomas Churchman Harrold purchased it in 1795, it was rented by Dr Edward Liveing to his nephew Dr Thomas Fenn.

Colchester Medical Society Records;
Elected 1825
President 1835
Resigned 17 Aug 1841.

BYGONE DAYS Pg. 88 by
FRANCES H TORLESSE
"Mr Liveing was a man of very strong individuality. Keenly devoted to his profession, he used it as a means of helping his fellow creatures, not only in illness, but equally for their spiritual and social good.
When I was a child his name was still a household word in every cottage, and many are the stories I have been told of his peremptory, but efficient methods of dealing with illness.
I have heard that if two messages came to the surgery at the same time asking for his attendance, one from the squire and one from the cottage he would go to the cottage
first. . . . . . Mr Liveing was my parents (Rev Charles Torlesse [1633] ) most faithful friend; his talents, his time, his purse were always ready in the carrying out of any scheme for the benefit of the poor".
Pg 108.
The Post Office and shop in Stoke used to sell arsenic "as freely as sugar plums for its common use of rat killing.
There was a farmers family living at the Poplars farm, and one day as the family had finished the pudden that came before meat, several of those who had eaten were taken violently ill.
Mr Liveing was soon on the spot and one of those taken ill told me - Mr Liveings he came with his stomach pump and he copped of his hat and up with his sleeves and said - say your prayers for you'll soon all be dead".
The farmers wife who was a near (thrifty) woman had mistakenly used arsenic powder having run short of flour. She and two others died.

The Red Barn Murder Polstead 1828
A William Corder murdered his lover Maria Martin in the Red Barn and buried her body there. He was arrested in London, tried in Bury St Edmunds, and hung there before a crowd of 20,000. Dr Liveing gave evidence on the 2nd day of trial (3 Aug 1828) for the defence: "I have attended the prisoner professionally and frequently paid him visits. at about this time last year I advised him to leave that part of the country (Polstead) and go to a warm bathing place. I particularly mentioned Hastings or some other place on the South Coast. At that time he exhibited strong signs of consumption, (later shown not to be the case: upon his dissection his chest and lungs were found in healthy order) and that was the reason why I recommended him to remove, thinking that the change might benefit his health. I afterwards saw his mother from whom I understood he was gone".

Edward was assessed for Quit Rent by the Manor of Nayland in 1827 for a Messuage in Bear St (late Harrolds) and land at 11/- (Quite a substantial sum when compared to Grooms, the Alston property)


23 Oct 1840 Fortescue Knotterford wrote to Edward re dealings with a farm at Crowfield; see Notes [7076]

Mentioned in the 1841 census of Hadleigh ref Harrison Genealogist 1989.

Coroners Inquisition.
Bury St Edmunds
Edward gave evidence at a hearing into the death of Samuel Beardwell, a patient of his, who had committed suicide by cutting his throat in the privy. Edward described him as a man "of remarkably patient and good conduct" who had suffered a long illness.
Ref: Ipswich Journal October 2, 1841

Died.
10th inst., after a painful affliction, E Liveing Esq., surgeon, of Nayland, Suffolk, leaving a widow and 10 children do more on their irreparable loss. The deceased was universally respected.
Ref: Ipswich Journal 25 and March 1843.

F F Knottesford writes to Catherine on the 14 March 1843 a letter of commiseration on Edwards death which to the modern eye reads more like a sermon on death - see pictures.

Interred in the family grave in the Nayland Churchyard under the East Window, it reads Edward Liveing MRCS 10-3-1843 aged 47, Catherine Mary his wife 31-10-1872 aged 74, Frances their 2nd daughter 24-4-1843 aged 19, Sarah Ann their 3rd daughter 22-2-1844 aged 18, Thomas their 4th son 28-3-1841 aged 21days.
Death Reg - Sudbury 12 314.

A memorial in the Chancel Nayland Church reads:
Near this spot are deposited in hope of the resurrection to eternal life through our Lord Jesus Christ the mortal remains of Edward Liveing of this Parish, member of the Royal College of Surgeons he died March the 10th 1843 in the 48th year of his age. The rich and poor of this neighbourhood have raised this monument out of an universal feeling of affectionate regard for their common friend.
Thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just. Luke:14:14

Summary of the Will of Edward Liveing of Nayland Surgeon.
The will is dated 30 Jun 1835 when Edward was aged 39, the thrust of the wordy five page document is to preserve his estate in trust for "the maintenance, education, clothing, and bringing up" of his children and provide for his wife a life grant until her demise or remarriage. Thereupon to be dispersed to his children at their majority in equal parts share and share alike, apart from his eldest child named George Downing Liveing who receives the L500 legacy but appears to have been provided for by his mother "by other means".
After the payment of his Debts he bequeaths to his dear wife Catherine Mary Liveing a sum of L200 and all his household goods - furniture plate linen china glass books prints pictures and other household effects and stores including his medical and surgical books and instruments, drugs, utensils, and stock of his profession as a surgeon.
To each and every of his children L500 who shall be living or born after his decease, and who shall live to age 21.
To his wife Catherine Mary Liveing and his brother Charles Liveing of Camberwell Surrey all his freehold messuage and tenement lands and meadows in Nayland wherein he did reside, also his freehold house and double tenement in Nayland called the Nags being formerly a Public house, to hold in trust as trustees.
To his wife Catherine Mary Liveing and his brother Charles Liveing of Camberwell Surrey all the residue and remainder of his estate, to sell and dispose of such and convert the same into money and to lay and invest the same in trust as trustees, for the benefit of his children and his dear wife for the term of her natural life or until she marry again.
He includes a reminder to pay an annual ground rent of L52/17/6 on the leasehold interest in two messuages and premises in Regent St London.
He appoints his wife Catherine Mary Liveing and his brother Charles Liveing of Camberwell Surrey executors in trust of his will, revoking all other wills and testamentary dispositions made by him.
His signing was witnessed by: George Harnage of Marksley Essex Commander RN, William Meadower of Boxford Suffolk surgeon, and Thomas H Fenn of Nayland gentleman.
Proved at London 19th July 1843 by the oath of Charles Liveing Esq brother and one of the executors
Copy of Will on this file.
It can be suggested that Edward by the timing and tone of his Will may have sensed the prospect of his demise just eight years later.

Nayland.
Superior Live and Dead Farming Stock.
To Be Sold by Auction
On Thursday, April 13, 1843
By the direction of the Executors of the late Edward Liveing Esq.
Comprising two capital Chestnut Cart Mares, 7 and 8 years old. Black gelding, 9 Shotes, Road wagon, 2 3/4 load Carts, half load ditto, wheel plough, gang of iron harrows, one horse roll, patent chaff cutting machine, three iron hog troughs, dressing machine, eight coombs of beans, 10 times coombs of peas, barn utensils and sacks, corn hutch, chaff sieve, two sets of tillhorse harness, two sets of plough and one said of cart ditto, and usual farming tools.
The implements and harness included in the sale are nearly new, and the greater part of them had scarcely been used, the whole having been purchased with in the last six months.
Sale to commence at three o'clock in the afternoon.
Ref: Ipswich Journal 8 April 1843.

Silhouette in possession of E L Fenn Auckland NZ 1998.

Research Notes:
Sheffield Archives:
Spencer Stanhope Muniments [SpSt/173 - SpSt/273]
Spencer-Stanhope family of Horsforth and Cawthorne, West Riding of Yorkshire
[Access Conditions]
A Written application form to use the collection must be completed. This includes an undertaking concerning use of the documents in any published work.
Deeds and Wills
Title deeds to property in Bargh - ref. SpSt/177-178

FILE - Reconveyance - ref. SpSt/177/28 - date: 10 Aug 1843
Alderman Manning of Dedham, Essex, esq., of the first part: Charles Liveing of Camberwell, Surrey, esq., Rev. Henry Thomas Liveing of Nayland, Suffolk, clerk, and Robert Liveing Fenn of Camberwell Grove, Surrey, gent., of the second part: Richard James Marsh of Lower Belgrave Place, Pimlico, co. Middlesex, gent., of the third part: John Pike of Old Burlington Street, co. Middlesex, gent., and John Christian Wittick of Bath Terrace, Camberwell Rd., Surrey, gent., of the fourth part.
(x) Indenture of transfer, 16 Jan 1840, by which Manning assigned to Edward, Charles, Henry Thomas, and Robert Liveing, the above principal sums.
(xiii) Death of Edward Liveing, Mar 1843.
(xiv) Order in Chancery of 24 May 1843 by which all interest, L.370 1/8, is to be paid to Charles, Henry Thomas and Robert Liveing.
To find out more about the archives described below, contact Sheffield Archives <http://www.archon.nationalarchives.gov.uk/archon/searches/locresult_details.asp?LR=199>
A2A Not searched E L Fenn 2008.

Information relating to document ref. no. MS 11936/556/1252447 Sun Fire Office
Insured: Robert Masters, 12 Wyndham Street Marylebone, gent, and Edward Liveing, Nayland Suffolk Other property or occupiers: 2 Medina Place Grove End Road St. Johns Wood. [Guildhall Library] Date: 1837.
Source: Access to Archives (A2A): not kept at The National Archives

Liveing Archive IMG 2839 - 2852 catalogues copies of letters between Liveing Torlesse and other family - it is not known if these have survived

Other Records

1. Letter From Dr Edward Liveing.: to Rev J T Nottage, 11 Aug ?, Nayland. Ref: Liveing Archive Images IMG 2584-2590

To the Rev J T Nottage
Ipswich
Suffolk

Nayland Friday, August 11th
Dear Sir
I have visited Mrs Torlesse twice since I received your letter and upon the whole I think her better - Her present emaciation is partly the result of a severe diarrhoea, which attacked her when on the Rhine, but which now is considerably relieved. I can perceive no signs of disease in any organ but there is a great languor and debility of the whole muscular system and of the heart in particular the consequence of which is that Mrs T is soon tired and hardly very comfortably warm She suffers much from atmospherical changes and is readily disposed to aguish attacks. It was a mixed case of ague & influenza which during the late winter reduced her so alarmingly a repetition of like attacks in the coming autumn and winter is what is most to be dreaded and to guard against which precautionary measures must be taken. May I be allowed to suggest to you that an invitation to spend a fortnight with two of her children at Felixstowe in the end of September and early part of October will if attended to be proven beneficial - A quiet sojurn by the sea with part of her family, and the remainder not far away, will I believe be a much more restorative measure than the recently accomplished journey - I assure you it will be a great relief to me as her professional attendant to see her strength and flesh increased before the setting in of another winter - as a friend and neighbour, and a constant witness of her judicious and increasing exertions for the benefit of the laye population of Stoke as well as her own family, I feel now greatly calamitous her loss would be if . . . . . attend to my suggestion I should advise that it came as from yourself, and if any objection is made from unwillingness to leave her family again so soon, or otherwise then refer to me to overrule it.
I remain dear Sir
Yours most truly
E Liveing.


2. Edward Liveing: Apprenticeship Indenture, 30 Sep 1811, to T C Harrold of Nayland. This indenture witnesseth that Edward Liveing son of Captain Thomas Liveing of Harwich in Essex doth put himself apprentice to TC Harrold, of Nayland in the County of Suffolk, surgeon and apothecary. To learn his art and with him after the manner of an apprentice to serve from the day of the date hereof unto the full in and term of four years from then to be fully complete and ended. . . . . .
And the said TC Harrold, in consideration of the faithful service of the said Edward Liveing undertakes (without a premium) to instruct his said apprentice in the art of a surgeon and apothecary
. . . . . they put their Hand and Seals the thirtieth day of September in the fifty first year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George III . . . . .in the year of our Lord 1811
Signed:TC Harrold
E Liveing
Witnesses TM Brook John Whitmore
Printing illegible in places.


3. Edward Liveing of Nayland: Images: Edward a silhouette as a young man, Nayland Village 1838, Edward's home Stourbank Nayland (1998), memorial to Edward, St James Nayland, which reads: A memorial in the Chancel Nayland Church reads:
Near this spot are deposited in hope of the resurrection to eternal life through our Lord Jesus Christ the mortal remains of Edward Liveing of this Parish, member of the Royal College of Surgeons he died March the 10th 1843 in the 48th year of his age. The rich and poor of this neighbourhood have raised this monument out of an universal feeling of affectionate regard for their common friend.
Thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just. Luke:14:14
.

4. Letter From Dr Edward Liveing.: to His Brother William, 27 Apr 1835.
Liveing Archive Images IMG 2452/3/4/5
To Capt William Liveing.


Monday, April 27, 1835
Dear William
I should have written in answer to your letter before, but the very cold dry winds have produced so much scarlet fever that I have had no opportunity I am sorry, & the children no less so that I cannot accept your kind invitation - I have been long talking of a trip to Wales & especially to the part you mention, nothing could have been more agreeable than your proposition, but alas, a poor medicns (sic) is doomed to continued disappointment in all his prospects
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& projects of amusement. I have just now much occupation & of such a nature that entre nous my Uncle cannot be my substitute - I am therefore per force precluded much happiness and enjoyment - I have just got a letter from Cheshunt - my Uncle asks me to take his boy Ewan for a twelvemonth after Tom Fenn leaves me - I am under obligations to my Uncle for much kindliness shewed to me when I was a lad myself I shall therefore not refuse, but I doubt much the effect of turning such a turbulent chap upon me, or if I shall be able to control him & keep him in order - I would between ourselves have rather given him L50 not to have had the request made, but do not let this be mentioned, for I have made up my mind to receive the lad, & I may as well do it in good grace - I am occupied much with Miss Cleghorn who was a few weeks since a fine young woman but is now at death's door, the consequence of scarlet fever & its results - her father is barely recovered from a dangerous illness of three months duration, in which I had his work to do the change of him likewise throughout his illness . . . . . Tom Hearn is just come . . . . . them further; poor people I am sorry for them, although time past they have been not reputable or respectable.
Henry has received a kind letter from the Bishop of London, allowing him to become the curate of Wix - he will therefore come into this neighbourhood in the month of July, and I hope for his sake Old Johnny as he is called will be long-lived, as well us out of the singular regard I have for him myself His sister
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is recovered - Our new governess suits us . . . . . she is not in any way an unpleasant . . . . . much in my favour, for what with apprenti . . . . . little like my new & not agreeable home
A man who is too little with his family as I am, ought not to have that intercourse curtailed by people who give him trouble instead of pleasure - I would that I could do without before Ewen comes I shall dispatch my Geo to Mr Kitchens if he have a vacancy - Kate & the children send their love to you Louisa and Betty who joins your affect . . . . .
E Liveing.



5. Letter From Dr Edward Liveing.: to His Sister Harriet, 1839.
Mrs Fenn
National Debt office
Dear Harriet
You're somewhat disconsolate letter I received yesterday and although I was up the greater part of last night I will endeavour to reply to it though it will probably be but a sleepy epistle.
And first about the horse and the dreadful leaps, I have been over the Wiltshire Downs and dont remember any hedges and ditches they are fenced by low stone walls loosely piled without cement the enclosures are very extensive and I have no doubt that if I rode in that country I should do likewise for taking low fences without ditches on a green sward is rather a pleasant and wholesome exercise. If Tom finds his horse to thin-skinned for the bleak air I should think the loss cannot be very great as I calculate that 15L was the cost allowing 5 for bridal and saddle it must be a poor beast indeed if it be not worth 15L - as to the marriage I think that it is very desirable as a means of facilitating his introductions and with regard to his furniture his letter shews that he intends
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to buy of Mr Davies only such portions as our likely to be serviceable and finally as to the general prospects as there is every appearance of a successful issue so I should think you might endeavour to set the fair side of the picture before you and not turn to the back of it for constant contemplation
My friends the Monkhouse's are acquainted with Lady Gere and Captain Montague and will write to them what I dictate in the most ready and obliging manner and perhaps the other person's to whom Tom desires introductions may be in the end found to have acquaintances through whom some of us may make him known.
There is one advantage in beginning in the winter that the hardest work is first and the anticipation of spring and summer cherish pleasant hopes and expectations - I am sorry as you seem to think it would have been advantageous that Robert did not buy one of the houses - at the same time a defective title is a serious objection and the late owner though he bought cheaply has I believe sold at a loss.
I am afraid Mr Whitinge has no thousands in there for Leavenheath if he do give a tythe
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of it we shall be very glad - I began this yesterday but having been inexpectantly occupied I will endeavour to finish it to night and I want to send a letter to Mrs H. J Amber and a note to Chas and also to enclose you Mr Monkhouse note to me this morning after my good account of Tom to which he alludes - I shall send all by the Hadleigh coach - Kate Mary and I dined with the Melvils and had a very pleasant evening Mrs M is a very good tempered friendly creature I am sure Mary had seen her at Camberwell and they were quite well acquainted as if old friends - it is a great advantage to spend a few hours with such people as Mr and Mrs Smith, and their friends too seem to be of the best description of people. Mrs Smith's sister has at my request taken the deaf Miss Stratford for her only child's governess a very great advantage for her as her infirmity though not so great as to interfere with one child when there is no confusion of sounds is still such as to make Mamas unwilling to engage with her She has been there a month and Mrs Powis is desires to keep her on. She describes Mrs P as of the same angelic disposition as her sister - I was up the night before last with a Mr Duckham who was very severely injured in attacking single-handed three thieves who had broken into his Aunts barn he lost many pints of blood from one of his wounds, but today he is doing very well indeed the loss proving no doubt salutary, the rogues not yet discovered though he pretty well marked one of them with a poker. I have a compound fracture which you may tell Tom I am treating his way by letting it be without splints or bandages as it seems doing well also I have extracted secondary teeth in his way with success.
The Alstons are quite well
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Mr Sims and his bride are not yet returned the latter is about 56 and has an annuity I hear of 400L a year but my authority is none of the best - Mr W. Stannard and his family are about to to leave Wisson Mill his wife cannot get over the drowning of her son last summer and hates the place - they have brought a nice house and 30 acres of land near Colchester and his nephew Jerh who went to Wales with me is to marry Mr Stannards daughter his cousin and live at the mill - little Miss Birch and the maid who is sister to our Emma and did live at Mr Storys(?) has scarlet fever - I have lost two fine boys with it nearby - of course the Richie's are very anxious for the secondary symptoms of this complaint have been very troublesome Mr Wombwells train of wild beast wagons just gone by Ned and Bob must be got to Colchester to see them as they seem very desirous - Cousin Henry wore the garments you mention . . . . . very well - poor Loveday has lost his brother in law Colonel Herring he was in the battle lately fought in the East Indies and escaped but whilst walking with 3 and more outside the walls of the fortress fell by 18 dagger wounds from banditti, his wife came to England and confined with twins on board the ship.
I hope you will in time to decipher my scrawl we are all well and with . . . . . love to Tom and Robert
I am dear sister
Your affectionate
E Liveing
Nayland Thursdy Night

Letter written on four sides at all angles of one sheet folded to an envelope but not stamped. Addressed to :
Mrs Fenn
National Debt Office
Pencil notes by G D Liveing:
"My fathers about T H Fenn taking a practice at Pewsey Wilts etc" and Alston A Fenn who notes "Probably written about 1839 - Mrs Downing [64] his mother in law referred to in letter died in 1840."

Note by Edward Liveing.
The Fripps are related to us on the Downing Side - My Mother and Grandmamma Downing used to go every alternate years to visit the Bristol cousins, some of whom were Fripps - They travelled in fear of highwaymen

6. Census: England, 7 Jun 1841, Bures St Nayland SFK. Edward is described as aged 45 a surgeon not born SFK

7. Liveing Family Memorabilia: Documented & Sketched mainly by George D Liveing.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1160 F    i. Mary Kate LIVEING [103] was born on 9 Jul 1822 in Nayland SFK, was baptised on 14 Aug 1822 in Nayland SFK, died on 12 Dec 1888 in Chertsey SRY aged 66, and was buried on 17 Dec 1888 in Chobham New Burial Ground SRY.

+ 1161 F    ii. Frances "Fanny" LIVEING [104] was born on 26 Dec 1823, was baptised on 28 Jan 1824 in Nayland SFK, died on 24 Apr 1843 in Stoke By Nayland SFK aged 19, and was buried on 29 Apr 1843 in Nayland Churchyard SFK.

+ 1162 F    iii. Sarah Ann LIVEING [105] was born on 14 Dec 1825, was baptised on 11 Jan 1826 in Nayland SFK, died on 22 Feb 1844 in Thorington St Stoke by Nayland SFK aged 18, and was buried on 1 Mar 1844 in Nayland Churchyard SFK.

+ 1163 M    iv. Professor George Downing LIVEING [99] was born on 21 Dec 1827 in Nayland SFK, was baptised on 25 Jan 1828 in Nayland SFK, and died on 26 Dec 1924 in Cambridge CAM. aged 97.

+ 1164 F    v. Anna Maria LIVEING [106] was born on 6 Jan 1830 in Nayland SFK, was baptised on 14 Feb 1830 in Nayland SFK, and died on 30 Apr 1919 aged 89.

+ 1165 M    vi. Dr Edward LIVEING M.D. F.R.C.P. [100] was born on 8 Feb 1832, was baptised on 8 Mar 1832 in Nayland SFK, died on 2 Apr 1919 aged 87, and was buried in Stoke By Nayland SFK.

+ 1166 M    vii. Dr Robert LIVEING M.D. [101] was born on 30 Mar 1834, was baptised on 1 May 1834 in Nayland SFK, and died on 22 Feb 1919 aged 84.

+ 1167 F    viii. Harriet LIVEING [107] was born on 9 Jun 1836, was baptised on 16 Jul 1836 in Nayland SFK, and died on 14 Jul 1903 aged 67.

+ 1168 F    ix. Charlotte LIVEING [108] was born on 4 Nov 1838, was baptised on 5 Dec 1838 in Nayland SFK, died on 16 Nov 1896 in Pightle Newnham CAM aged 58, and was buried in Cambridge CAM.

+ 1169 M    x. Thomas LIVEING [102] was born on 7 Mar 1841, was baptised on 8 Mar 1841 in Nayland SFK, died on 28 Mar 1841 in Nayland SFK, and was buried on 1 Apr 1841 in Nayland Churchyard SFK.

+ 1170 F    xi. Ellen LIVEING [109] was born on 6 Jun 1842, was baptised on 28 Jul 1842 in Nayland SFK, and died on 30 Jan 1864 in Torquay aged 21.


944. Rev George Downing ALSTON [68] (George766, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 15 Nov 1799 in Nayland SFK, was baptised on 24 Jun 1802 in Nayland SFK, died on 18 Jan 1880 in Clifton, GLS aged 80, and was buried on 23 Jan 1880 in Studland Graveyard, DOR. The cause of his death was bronchitis.

General Notes:
George was a Mariner, Lawyer, and Priest. The entry in the Nayland baptismal register relates "received into the church 24 June 1802 by the Rev Robert Houghton Curate of Stoke as if baptised George Downing" This full name is proved by an issue of a Writ to George 1826

The following is the entry from Cambridge University Alumni 1261-1900.
ALSTON GEORGE:
College: Queens
Entered Michs (Michaelmas) 1832
Born 1800
Died 1879. (1880 see below)
Adm.pens. at Queens', Apr. 11, 1832. Of Suffolk. [S.of George, attorney-at-law, of Nayland, Suffolk. B.1800]. Previously studied law and afterwards went to sea. Matric. Michs. 1832, Fellow Commoner of Queens College.
Migrated to Trinity College Dublin, Oct. 17, 1834; B.A. (Dublin) 1836.
Ord. deacon (Dublin) 1836;
(Ordained Deacon in Dublin on 22nd October 1837. Source; RCB. Library, Dublin)
Ordained Priest (Ripon) 1838.
Perhaps Curate of Kirkheaton, Yorks., 1841.
P.C. of St. Philip's, Bethnal Green, London, 1843-51.
Vicar of Horndon-on-the-Hill, Essex, 1852-3.
Rector of Studland, Dorset 1853-78.
Lived latterly at Clifton, Bristol.
(Al.Dubl.;Stemmata Alstoniana; Crockford.)"

Alston George Studland Wareham Dublin A.B. 1835 Deacon 1836 by the Archbishop of Dublin. Priest 1838 by Bishop of Ripon. Rector of Studland, Diocese Salisbury 1853 (Patroness Mrs Michel; Tithe, 138L 10s 0d; Glebe 62 acres; Rectors Income 180L and Ho; Pop 472)
Ref: Crockfords 1868

In Crockfords Clergy Register of 1882 it mentions - ALSTON - George, Studland, Rector of Studland, diocese of Salisbury
1853-78.

Braintree
June 3, 1808
Hon'd Parents
This will all with Mr Lawson's permifsion acquaint you that our Midsummer Vacation will commence on the 15th Inst when, I hope to find you and all friends well at home. - I trust you will find I have in some measure endeavoured to repay your kindnefs towards me by an afsiduous application to my studies during this half year, in which I hope you will find my progrefs equal to your expectations,
I am, Hon'd Parents,
Your dutiful Son
G. Alston
Copy of a letter on file, origional in the possession of Julia Redman 1999, note by George Alston snr "3 June George"

G. Alston Esq
Nayland
near Colchester
Suffolk
Downs April Wednesday 1813
H. M. Ship Boyne
Dear Father
Having sailed to the Downs (an anchorage off Dover) I consequently could not enquire any more concerning the notes and parcel but when I did enquire I being so small they would not take the trouble of looking back in their books, but if you would send the coach office and Post Office one of your letters they will give you an answer. I send you who the dates and numbers of the notes of the other side
We expect to sale to the Scheld every day and to have an action with the French fleet now lying in the Scheld. Give my love to all at home and believe me ever
Your dutiful Son
G. D. Alston
PS I am afraid I shall not be able to see you now for a great while.
Copy of a letter on file 2007, original in the possession of Julia Redman 1999. Smudged note by George Alston snr "17th May George" postmark "MY 1 . . . . . 13"

George Alston Esq
Nayland
near Colchester
Suffolk
Genoa
June 21, 1814
My dear Father
. . . . . which was dated the 6th April, you're very kind letter I received on the 20th June I am now living onshore at Genoa with the carpenter of the Boyne who has got to see the Ship that we took here finished which is to be launched on Saturday next which if I see it Launched will be the first I ever saw I dare say I shall receive about £60 prize money for Genoa.
I hope to see you at home quite well as I am about the latter end of August. If the Trunk of cloths is not yet gone from the Admiral's Office which is very likely as I find it is necefsary to have some friends at Portsmouth to forward it from the Admiral's office on board, you have no occasion to send to send it as I shall very soon be with you. I never shall forget Capt Boulton's kindnefs to me especially in allowing me to live onshore for these six weeks.
I intend to be your Clerk when I come home if you have no objections. I have not heard from you for such awhile that this letter gave me as great a pleasure as I have received. I am glad to hear that all my Dear little Brothers and Sister are quite well. I believe I have a little chance of bringing My Dear Mother and Sister some little present from Genoa as this place abounds in Silks and Gold Lockets and earrings of all sorts for very little money.
I have nothing more to say except give my love to all at home.
And believe me to be
your most affectionate son
George Alston
Copy of a letter on file 2007, original in the position of Julia Redman 1999. Postmarked "Ship-Letter" and "4 AU 4 1814" Small note by George Alston snr "June George"

Such is the life of a middle class youth in the early 19th C, these 3 letters reveal a polite child at boarding school at age 8, waiting to go to war on his ship aged 13, a young man of the world buying silks and gold in Genoa with his Prize money aged 14. It is little wonder George went on to have a long colourful and successful life, he married well and appears to have been a man of some presence. However his financial affairs appear none to solid.


Wolverhampton Archives and Local Studies:
Waring family papers
Catalogue Ref. DX55
Creator(s):
Waring family of Edwardstone, Suffolk
FILE - Articles of Agreement (copy) - ref. DX55/47 - date: 11 August 1830
1. George Alston the younger of Hadleigh, Suffolk, gent, attorney of His Majesty's Court of Kings Bench.
Ref A2A

Piggot 1830
Alston George, Attorney, Hadleigh.

Ipswich Journal reports 14 Apr 1832 pg 3 col 5. (2003)
Notice of George Alston Solicitor selling elegant modern household furniture and effects on Wed & Thurs 25 & 26 April 1832. At Layham Cottage SFK 1 mile from Hadleigh, who is changing his residence.

Ipswich Journal reports 21 Apr 1832 pg 3 col 4. (2004)
To be Sold by Auction by Bryer & Simpson.
On Wednesday and Thursday April the 25th and 26th 1832.
All the elegant modern household furniture, brewing utensils, beer casks, prints, china, glass, phaeton, road gelding, and other effects of:
Mr George Alston Solicitor at Layham Cottage Suffolk, about a mile from the town of Hadleigh, who is changing his residence.

Comprising lofty 4 post bedsteads, mahogany feet posts; neat dimity hangings, 4 fine bordered goose and other feather beds and bedding, hair wool and palliasse mattresses; mahogany and walnut-tree double and single chests of drawers, beautiful rose wood loo table on pillar and claw, elegantly carved. ditto sofa to match, with blue damask bed, pillow, and cushion; ditto card table to match on pillar and claw, ditto 8 chairs to match, with blue damask seats and striped covers; handsome rose-wood cabinet inlaid with satin wood;a mahogany frame sofa, crimson serge cover, bed and pillow; elegant chimney glass in burnished gold frame, plate 38ins by 38ins; neat rose-wood tea caddie, mahogany dining, dressing and other tables, and wash stands, mahogany and other chairs, handsome swing dressing glass in mahogany frame, plate 24ins by 18ins and other glass;floor and bedside carpets . . . . . wainscot case?, a small collection of prints from Claude, Carlo Dolci, etc etc by some of the most eminent engravers, viz R Morghen, James Fittler, Ravenes, Lowrey etc etc;a painting of dead game, a few lots of elegant foreign china, neat set of blue and white dinner service, ditto red and white dessert service, handsome cut glass, set of beautiful paper tea trays, black and gold; table lamp on bronze pillar; 4 dozen of ivory handle table and dessert knives and forks, 4 pairs of carvers, quantity of books in lots, 2 coombe mash tub, and wort tubs good as new, 8 sweet seasoned beer casks, good kitchen and culinary requisites, with a variety of useful household furniture. Also a handsome Brown Road Gelding 5 years old, about 14 hands 2ins height, gentle in harness, suitable either for the saddle or harness; an excellent double bodied Phaeton nearly new on steel springs with hood curtains, aprons, lamps, poles, and shifting shaft, suitable either for one horse or two ponies, 2 sets of chaise harness, mans saddle and bridles, side saddle, iron garden roll etc with a variety of useful effects which are expressed in catalogues to be had at the Golden Lion Ipswich, Cups Colchester, Rose & Crown Sudbury, at the Inns in the neighbourhood, place of sale, and at the Auctioneers Hadleigh.
Sale to begin each day at 10 o'clock.
The Road Gelding, Phaeton, and outdoor effects will be sold on the second day.
The furniture etc may be viewed on the Tuesday preceeding the sale from Eleven till Four.

Norfolk Circuit - Cambridge.
Before Mr Barron Vaughan.
Mr George Alston, a Fellow Commoner of Queens College, was indicted for an assault on his son, aged 3 years, and pleaded guilty.
Mr Sergeant Storks (with whom was Mr Austin), for the defendant, stated that his client had, under his advice, and the pecular circumstances of the case, consented to plead guilty to the indictment; and he hoped that the prosecutors would not press for any severe punishment on the defendant, who was ready to enter into any recognizances the Court might impose for his good behavious in the future.
Mr Gunning for the prosecution, was content to leave the manner and the degree of punishment entirely in the hands of the learned Judge, who had read the depositions, and was acquainted with the facts of the case. The prosecution had been instituted by the parish officers solely for the protection of the child and the sake of public justice.
Mr Barron Vaughan regretted to see a gentleman and a father standing in the painful situation of the defendant, but he thought that he should not be compromising justice if he ordered the defendant to enter into his own recognizance, and that of two sureties, to keep the peace, and to come up to receive judgement if called upon, which he would be, should he ever be guilty of any breach of the peace in the future. The prosecution was a most proper and useful one, and the defendant, in addition to the recognizances, should pay the expenses of it.
This being done and the recognizances given, the defendant was discharged.
The Times 19 Mar 1834, Pg 6.

EXTRACT FROM THE Cambridge Chronicle dated 21 March 1834
(Case date would have been 14.2.1834)
MR. ALSTON'S CASE.
George Alston, Esq, was charged with a misdemeanour in assaulting George Alston the younger, on the 7th of February, by wounding and ill-treating him - The defendant pleaded guilty.
Mr. Serjt. STOKES said he appeared for the defendant, and that it was under his (Serjt. Stocks') advice that he had in this particular case pleaded guilty. The indictment was for an assault on the defendant's own son, and he therefore hoped the Justice of the case would be fully in possession of the facts of the case.
Mr. Baron VAUGHAN said he had read the depositions; he was sorry to find that one of the witnesses had not appeared before the grand jury - most certainly her recognizance should be estreated.
Mr. Serjt. Stokes said he could satisfactorily account for her absence. The fact was, Mrs. Alston was in the last stage of her confinement, at about twelve miles distance and required, at such a moment, the assistance of the witness, who had for years been a faithful and only domestic in Mr. Alston's family. The moment it was known that the witness was wanted by the grand jury she was sent for, and actually arrived in great haste and hurry just after the bill had been found, and was now present.
Mr. Baron VAUGHAN said, under these circumstances and as the justice of the country did not appear to be defeated, he should not order the recognizance to be estreated.
Mr. GUNNING said, he was sure the prosecutors, who were the parish officers, would best do their duty by not pressing him to say anything in aggravation of the case against the defendant, or anything in his favour.
Mr. Baron VAUGHEN, after lamenting to see a gentleman like the defendant placed in such a situation, expressed his belief that the defendant had determined never to give occasion for the interference of any one in future, directed the defendant to enter into security for his good behaviour, and to come up for judgement when called upon, in case there should be any ground for future complaint.
The defendant, Mr. Richard Wilson and Mr. Richard Manning, then entered into the necessary securities - the defendant in L100 and the others in L50 each

This sad revelation suggests an intemperate side to George, the child's age indicates it was George Fortescue, about whom little is known, he may have left the family. Susan Perrett searched for more about this incident without success - 2009



Was George prompted by his above behaviour to join the priesthood and serve in Bethnal Green? he certainly shows an active, social concience, taking his work as a Parish Parson in a very poor Parish very seriously. Below he uses, his legal training, and strong feelings on social justice, to stir up the "Establishment" through The Times on the plight of the poor.
To the Editor of the Times
The Times 2 December 1843
Sir, - The attention of the public having been by yourself and others so forcibly called to the destitute condition of the poor of the metropolis, I feel that, having the charge of a district in which poverty in its most abject form exists to a greater extent, perhaps, than in any other part of London, I should be in some degree culpable if I were to remain silent when the wretchedness and want so extensively prevail around me. I have no wish to excite a morbid sensibility for the sufferings of the poor by any highly-drawn picture of misery and distress - the reality alas! Needs no colouring from fiction - nor do I mean to say that the present state of the poor is worse than it has been for several years past; but this I do say - that the great mass of the people in my district presents a picture of human misery such as this country, abounding in wealth, and professing itself a Christian nation, ought to feel to be a national stigma and reproach. The district of St Philips Bethnal Green, to which I allude, contains 1400 houses, inhabited by 2795 families, comprising altogether a population of about 12,000. Now, the space in which this large amount of people are living is less than 400 yards square, and it is no uncommon thing for a man and his wife, with four or five children, and sometimes the grandfather or grandmother, to be found living in a room from 10 to 12 feet square, and which serves them for eating, working, and sleeping in. I believe that till the Bishop of London called the attention of the public to the state of Bethnal Green about as little was known at the west end of the town of this most destitute parish as of the wilds of Australia or the islands of the South Sea; and even now there are very few who have any idea of the abject poverty which prevails there. If any man doubt my assertion, all I will say to him is, come and see; and I will undertake to conduct him into scenes of wretchedness, such as will, if I am not greatly mistaken, cause him to feel a degree of thankfulness to God for his own abundant blessings, greater, perhaps, than he has ever yet experienced.
Generally speaking, it is not the wandering and clamorous beggar that we meet with in our daily walk that is the most in want, or that has the greatest claims upon the charitable and humane. If we really desire to find out the most destitute and most deserving, we must visit the poor at their dwellings - we must lift the latch of their doors and find them at their scanty meal; we must see them when suffering from sickness and want of work; and if we do this from day to day in such a neighbourhood as Bethnal Green, we shall become acquainted with a mass of wretchedness and misery such as a nation like our own ought to be ashamed to permit. I have had some acquaintance with the state of the poor in other manufacturing districts; I was the curate of a parish near Huddersfield during three years of the greatest manufacturing distress, but I never witnessed such a thorough prostration of the poor as I have seen since I have been in Bethnal Green. It is a rare thing for a weaver in Yorkshire not to possess a Sunday suit of clothes, but I will venture to say there is not one father of a family in 10 throughout my entire district that possesses any other clothes but his working dress, and that too commonly of the most tattered description; and with many this wretched clothing forms there only covering at night, with nothing better than a bag of straw or shavings to lie upon. I dare say I shall be told that this misery and distress had been brought about by the misconduct of the poor themselves, and that they are a drunken and improvident race. That there is much to be lamented in the habits of the poor, I cannot but admit; but that drunkenness prevails amongst them I do most confidently deny, or at any rate it is kept ineffectually out of sight, for I believe I have not seen half a dozen drunken man since I have been in Bethnal Green - a period now of 18 months. But this I can affirm that I have seen - namely, some who have been reduced to the depths of poverty and distress bearing their privations with resignation and even cheerfulness, and though having nothing yet contented as though possessing all things.
I am fearful that I should trespass too much upon your columns were I to extend my remarks to what I consider to have been the various causes which have brought the poor to their present degraded state; but should you think the above remarks worthy of insertion in your paper, I shall probably trouble you with a further communication.
I am, Sir, your most obedient servant,
G. Alston
Incumbent of St Philips Bethnal Green,
November 29.

The Times
7 December 1843 page 3 col F
The Rev G. Alston begs gratefully to acknowledge the receipt of 2/- from "Y: Z" of Doncaster, for the use of the poor in his district, which the donor requests might be inserted in the Times newspaper.

The Times 16 August 1844 pg 5 col C
Copy of a Memorial addressed to the Poor Law Guardians of St Matthew's Bethnal Green.
We, the undersigned, being the committee of the St Philips District Visiting Society, have been applied to for relief by Matthias Moull, resident in this district, cannot forbear expressing our utmost astonishment at the mere pittance which the guardians of the parish allow to the poor old man. He is now 74 years old, and his wife is about the same age; he has born an air pro chewable character for many years, as the certificate of Messrs J and D Peters, of Ivy Lane Hoxton, for whom he has worked, testifies. The weekly allowance, therefore, of 9d in money and 9d in food for the support of two such aged people, appears to us so exceedingly inadequate, that we shall be compelled to bring the case before the Commissioners at Somerset House.
Signed on behalf of the committee
George Alston, Chairman.
St Philips Vestry, August 5, 1844.

The Editor of The Times
August 16, 1844
Sir, - Although I may incur the reproach of being a "popularity-hunting parson" I nevertheless intreat you to make public the following case of Poor Law tyranny and oppression. The documents enclosed will of themselves tell the tale, but I cannot forbear remarking upon the wisdom, humanity, and Christian principles by which the poor of this nation are governed; so that a man whose early years were spent in the defence of his country, for he was wounded at Copenhagen, and whose after life has been passed in fulfilling the duties of his station with "steadiness sobriety and honesty", should now at the age of 74, in conjunction with his equally aged wife to whom he has been united for 30 years, be offered the cruel alternative of starvation or separation.
I am, Sir, with great respect,
You're very obedient servant
George Alston.
St Philips Bethnal Green August 15
Then follows correspondance between George and the Poor Law Commissioners at Somerset House concerning a Mr & Mrs Mathias Moull who have been refused outdoor relief of 1/6 per week by the Poor Law Guardians of Bethnall Green who insist the couple come into the Workhouse which is segregated. It is claimed the Poor Law Act is to blame.

To the Editor of The Times
September 4, 1844
Sir, - Having within these few days met with the letter addressed to the Bishop of London upon visiting societies and lay readers, and which you recently noticed with approbation in The Times, I must beg the favour of you to insert a few remarks upon that letter, at least so far as respects the writer's objections to the principles and practice of the Metropolitan Destitution Society, whose assistance, on behalf of my poor people, I have thankfully, and I trust beneficially employed. There is so much in the letter of "Prebyter Catholicus" of which, I should think, every true Churchmen must cordially approve, that had I not feared that some of the observations of the writer might tend to injure the welfare of the poor by casting discredit upon a Society which I am very certain has been the instrument of effecting an incalculable amount of good, I should not have presumed to address you. The writer rests his objections to the Metropolitan Society, and to all similar societies, upon two assumed facts; the first, "that all public relief is contrary to our Saviour's command, not to let our left hand know what our right-hand doeth", secondly that public charities "create the necessity they relieve, but do not relieve all the necessity they create". With respect to the first objection, it would be sufficient to answer that our Lord's precept pays reference only to the motive by which the donor is actuated, with a view to the reward he may himself expect for his alms-deed; and has no reference what ever to the good or evil that may result to the recipient of his bounty, accordingly as it is either well or ill applied.
Unless, therefore, he is prepared to show that all those who have contributed to this society were actuated by a spirit of ostentation, and with a view to win the world's applause, his objection on this ground cannot apply. Besides, this is a question into which none but the donors themselves either can or have any right to pry. But we know from several passages of Scripture that in the first ages of Christianity there were public societies formed for the express purpose of affording relief to the poor disciples, as similar to the Metropolitan Society, probably, as the difference of times will allow. What other explanation can be given of the account related in the Acts (vi 1.) of certain widows being neglected in the daily ministrations?. What was this but a public charity for the relief of the indigent widows of the Church? Again what is meant by the disciples determining, every man according to his ability, to send relief unto the Brethren which dwell in Judea, but a public subscription on the occasion of an unexpected public calamity? (Acts xi., 29) And again, what can the directions which Saint Paul gives concerning the collection for the saints refer to, but a public contribution for the relief of the necessitous brethren? (1 Cor., xvi., 1) Other passages might be adduced, but these, I think, are sufficient to prove that public charity was fully recognized and practised by the apostles and the early Christians, and therefore cannot be inconsistent with our Lord's command, " not to let our left hand know what our right-hand doeth" Indeed, if this Divine precept is to be understood as condemning all public charity whatever, then would our hospitals, and almshouses, and asylums, which, as Christians, we are accustomed to look upon as the brightest ornaments of our land, be in danger of being swept away. But if all public relief is to be denied, if every individual is to confine his alms-deeds within the narrow limits of his own personal observation, how, I would ask is the hand of charity to be extended to the suburbs of this vast metropolis? How is she to reach the abodes of the rich and to visit the bed of the sick and the dying? How, in such a district as mine, can this be done, where there are but few, very few, individuals who have the power to minister to the wants of the thousands who surround them? Are the clergy sufficient for this? or would the writer commit the poor entirely to the tender mercies of the relieving-officer, or the hard working, and still harder paid, medical attendant? I am very sure, whoever he may be, that "Presbyter Catholicus" has never had any experience amongst an exclusively poor population, or he would be convinced of the utter insufficiency of the present Poor Law (even where the officers have the will) to minister to the necessities of those whom it professes to guard and protect. I come now to consider the practical working of the society, and into this part of the subject I cannot enter so fully as I could wish, from the fear of trespassing at too great a length upon your columns. The proposition which the author of the letter has adopted as the basis of his argument on this head, he must have chosen for its antithesis, rather than for any truth it contains, notwithstanding the vaunting boast of its universally received celebrity. The public charities do not create the necessities they relieve I will prove by facts that have come under my own personal observation, and, in doing this, I will endeavour to be as brief as possible. A widow, of the name of Bailey, was left with several small children, and, with the assistance of the eldest, a lad of 18 by trade a cabinet maker, was enabled to get on tolerably well. The lad, however, was afflicted with a white swelling and was obliged to undergo amputation of the leg at the London Hospital. While his mother was deprived of his support, the society relieved her occasionally, and, on his discharge from the hospital healed, advanced a small sum to enable him to purchase materials to continue his trade. Did the society create the necessity it relieved? Again, a man of the name of Stully, by trade a painter, was affected with a chronic disease of the joints, and was recommended to try the Sea-bathing Infirmary: the society granted a small sum to aid him in going there, and during his absence, occasionally assisted his wife and family, consisting of small children; the man returned greatly benefited. Did the society create the necessity it relieved? A man of the name of Tarleton dying of consumption applied for relief. He had a wife and three children. When I first visited him, I found him in the last stage of the disorder. He had been confined to his bed three weeks, and his wife during that time had subsisted entirely upon articles which she had taken to the pawnbrokers, and was left almost destitute. I enquired to what parish they belonged; she replied Shoreditch; I remonstrated with her for not applying for relief; she expressed the greatest reluctance to do so, adding she was sure it would be in vain. Upon my stating that I should be compelled to refuse any further relief unless she did, she consented to go that evening (Friday) to the relieving officer of this parish; she went, and the officer promised to call and visit her husband. I called on Monday; the man was dead, but no relieving officer had been near. Once more, did the society create the necessity it relieved? These are but a sample of many, very many such cases as have come under my own observation; I need not enumerate them. That I may have been imposed upon in some instances I do not deny, but that the poor are greater adepts at imposition, or that they practise it to a greater extent than many others in a high walk of life, is an accusation I rather think more easily made them proved. That the society has relieved a vast amount of human misery, and has exerted a moral influence as well, I could, if it were necessary undertake to substantiate, and this I believe is all that its friend's either hoped for or attempted to accomplish. It presumes not to lay claim to perfection, nor does it pretend to say that every visitor has been endowed with gifts and qualifications precisely fitted for the task. All that it could do was to choose from such materials as presented themselves, and make the best selection in its power. In conclusion, I would observe, that I much doubt whether clergyman could be found willing to undertake the charge of such poor districts as mine, when they are compelled to witness during the winter months so much misery, and which they would be quite unable but for this society to relieve.
I am, Sir, with much respect, yours most obediently.
G. Alston
St Philips September 2

The Times
19 May 1846 pg 7 col c.
St Philips Church, Bethnal Green.
On Wednesday last the congregation of this church met at the house of Mr Winterborn, the churchwarden, and presented a handsome pocket communion service to their minister, the Rev G. Alston, as a testimonial and mark of their esteem for his liberality to the sick and the poor, and the zeal and activity displayed in the execution of his ministerial duties. A handsome Bible was also presented to the Rev Mr D. Gruchy, the curate.

The Editor of the Times
12 March 1847.
Sir, - From a letter which appeared in the Times a day or two since, from your correspondant " S.G.O." it would seem that the Irish members of the House of Commons, and I fear many English members as well, are utterly ignorant of the state of a vast proportion of the poor of this country; and because they hear no outcry or clamour from the industrious classes in their own city, therefore they conclude that there is no suffering - no distress. I feel it therefore to be my duty, having about 14,000 persons in my parish entirely dependent upon a precarious description of employment, to assure them that the state of the poor is such as now one can contemplate without the most painful apprehension. There are at this moment many families who have scarcely bread to eat, who are utterly without bedding, and their children almost naked; and most certainly the state of the poor is far worse now than at any time within the last five years. Fresh families amongst the weavers are daily being added to the number of those previously out of work; and from all that I can learn from the manufacturers themselves, there appears to be little but very little probability of any fresh work being given out till after Easter, if then. In the meantime, therefore, I can see no prospect for the great majority of the poor in this parish but the alternative of starvation or the workhouse. I am thankful to say that the Metropolitan Relief Association, through our visiting society, has rendered the most seasonal relief to many destitute families, but the number of applicants have lately so much increased that we are compelled to overlook many deserving cases for relief. If I were to enter into the details of the sufferings of the poor, I could fill your entire paper, but I cannot but bear witness to the patience and fortitude with which they bear them, and to the few expressions I have heard of murmuring and complaint - not that they do not feel their sad condition - they feel it deeply, but they appear determined to bear their privations in silence, and to hide their sorrow in their own breasts. To what extent of suffering human nature may be able to bear up, I cannot say; there are appearances, however, which indicate that it cannot last much longer without event being given to some general expression of their wrongs. While, therefore, so much of sympathy has been shown to the suffering poor in Ireland, I would claim for our deserving and uncomplaining sufferers at home a share of the same Christian feeling and goodwill. And, how ever great that the stress may be in other parts, I must beg to contradict the assertion that there is no approximation to a similar state of suffering at home.
I am, Sir, yours most obediently,
George Alston.
St Philips, Bethnal Green, March 10 1847

The Times 7 September 1847 pg 5 col F.
The Victoria Park
To the Editor of The Times
Tuesday, September 7, 1847
Sir, - Now that the bustle and excitement consequent upon the elections have nearly subsided, I have thought that possibly it might not be uninteresting to your readers to hear how the experiment of the Government in forming a park for the recreation of the poor at the east side of London has succeeded; and whether the good it was intended to effect has been in any degree promoted or attained. Of the manner in which the park has been laid out by the experienced gentleman (Mr Curtis) to whom this part of the undertaking has been entrusted it is impossible to speak too highly; indeed, but one opinion prevails fears viz., that the Victoria Park in the course of a few years will be amongst the number of the chief ornaments of metropolis. There is, I believe, a very general opinion entertained, though I think a very erroneous one, that the poorer classes in this country cannot be trusted, unless under the surveillance of the police, in any place of public amusement, from a wanton disposition to injure or destroy whatever is beautiful in nature or curious in art, and that a custom which so generally prevails on the continent of throwing open all places of amusement, cannot with safety be adopted in this country. Now, when it is known that there have been planted in various parts of the park roses and other flowers of various kinds entirely unprotected, and that in only one solitary instance throughout the summer has a rose or flower of any kind been either plucked or injured, this fact alone is sufficient to refute the unjust aspiration that the poorer classes are not to be trusted in public places without the dread of the police before their eyes. Their principal good, however, which the formation of the park has effected is in the inducement it holds out to the artisan and labourer to benefit their own health and that of their families by inhaling the fresh air at least once in the week, at a distance from their own confined and wretched habitations. An and that much good has been produced in this way I can most confidently state. Many a man whom I was accustomed to see passing the Sunday in utter idleness, smoking at his door in his shirt sleeves, unwashed and unshaven, now dresses himself as neatly and cleanly as he is able, and with his wife or children is seen walking in the park on the Sunday evening. Indeed the multitudes who avail themselves of this recreation speak very plainly how much it is esteemed and valued. But perhaps it may be objected, that walking in the park is not the way in which Sunday evenings ought to be spent. In answer to this I will only say, that if a man can be induced to wash his face on the Sunday, which in all previous years he had suffered to remain unwashed on that day, one step has been gained in the right direction. In like manner the man who, from having spent his Sundays in utter idleness and dirt should be induced to become cleanly and to pass a portion of the day in walking out with his family, will much more likely be prevailed on to attend church, and become a better husband and parent than if he had continued in his former state of reckless indifference to his own appearance, and that of his wife and children. But I trust that the noble Lord now at the head of her Majesty's Woods and Forests will not stop in his humane and truly patriotic measures for the comfort and recreation of the humbler classes. In addition to the cricket ground and gymnasium which Lord Morpeth has so considerately and kindly formed, and which afford so much amusement and healthful recreation to hundreds, I trust that at no distant time his Lordship may be induced to turn his attention to the erection of a reading room and library for the use of the working classes. I am persuaded that under judicious management such a provision would be productive of the greatest good, and would obtain more than anything else besides to preserve and foster in manhood whatever amount of Christian principles and correctness of conduct may have been taught and implanted in youth. It has been a want of some such resource as this that has caused many a promising and well conducted lad to become the companion of the idle and profane; whilst the labour bestowed upon their education has in consequence but too often been almost thrown away. Every clergyman who has had the charge of extensive and populous parish must have experienced the difficulty of continuing that pastoral superintendence and friendly intercourse with the younger portion of his flock after they have grown up and gone forth into the world. Now, a reading room and library would tend to supply this desideratum, by affording a place where these young men could assemble who had imbibed a taste for reading and a desire to improvement when at school. I hope, therefore, that the truly patriotic nobleman who has now these matters under his charge will not think such a major undeserving his attention. Indeed I do not doubt that his Lordship has the welfare of the poor truly at heart; and from a long and intimate knowledge of the poor, I feel confident he will receive the gratitude of an intelligent and most deserving class of persons.
I am, Sir, yours most obediently,
George Alston
St Philips, Bethnal Green September 4

The Times 21 November 1848 pg 8 col A.
The Cholera
To the Editor of The Times
21 November 1848
Sir, - As by far the most fatal attacks of cholera that haven't yet been reported have occurred in the district of which I am the incumbent, and as the parties were well-known to me, I have thought that the facts of the case may possibly not be altogether devoid of use, as tending to elucidate what may be the primary cause, in many instances at least, of this appalling disorder. There have been altogether nine persons residing in one house attacked with cholera, of whom seven have died; and the two at present surviving are not yet out of danger. The house in which the parties resided consists of three rooms, each of about 9 feet square, inhabited by three families. Tyler, his wife, and for young children, occupied the lower front room. The husband obtained his living principally by selling pin patches and other articles about the streets; and his wife having so young a family was not able to do much for their support. Indeed, they had been for some time past in great destitution, and had been repeatedly relieved by our Visiting Society during the whole of last winter, and indeed, up to the present time. The members of this family were all ceased with the premonitory symptoms of cholera on Thursday, the ninth inst.; and the mother of Tyler, a widow woman, being sent for to render assistance to the family, was also attacked on the following Sunday morning, and died the same evening. On the Monday Tyler and his family were removed to the workhouse; and by Thursday in that week the mother and three of the children were dead.
Another room in the house was tenanted by a man of the name of Lucas, his wife, and seven children; two of these children were attacked with cholera on the Monday that Tyler's family were removed, and both died in the course of that day and night. These two children were quite well and at school the previous day; nor, indeed, do I understand that any of the deceased persons had not previously been in their usual health.
The question then is, what was the primary cause of these simultaneous and fatal attacks? The parties were not more destitute than hundreds of the same class living around; the rooms were not more densely crowded; nor is the localities at all worse than, or even said they had as many parts of the same neighbourhood. Having myself examined the premises, and those adjoining, I think there can be no doubt whatever that the primary cause of this fatal malady has arisen from the astonishingly filthy state of the drains. In the house occupied by Tyler, and in that adjoining, two drains and cesspools filled to the very brim with the most offensive matter, both of which drains run under these houses. Tyler's house is not more than 25 yards distant from the churchyard of Shoreditch, which is notoriously crowded with graves. Now, everybody knows that in rainy weather all drains are much more offensive than at other times, which arises from decomposed matter being then put into education, causing the mephitic gases to escape. It will be in the memory of your readers that the week in which Tyler's family were attacked was a very rainy week, and it is not at all improbable that some noxious matter may have flowed from the churchyard into these drains, the gases from which may have been inhaled by the several persons, and have caused their deaths. At any rate, whatever may have been the cause, the state of the drainage in many parts of this district is such as to occasion no surprise at these truly melancholy results. I do hope, therefore, that the subject will be enquired into by the proper authorities, and that they may have the will, as well as the power, to apply a remedy for these frightful attacks, so as to constitute themselves in reality, as well as in name, a "Board of Health".
I am, Sir, your very obedient servant,
George Alston.
St Philips Vestry November 20.

King v Alston
The Times 6 Dec 1848 pg 6 col B
King the plaintiff claimed he was the Rector of St Mathew Bethnal Green, George Alston the defendant, the vicar of the District church of St Phillips Bethnal Green.
King was seeking to enforce collection by George and payment to King of his share (2/3) of customary fees (baptisms marriages burials etc) from the Parish of St Philips to him as Rector of St Mathew. King had accepted and was resident in another living, Woodchurch, George's counsel contended this voided his claim, and further, nothing could impose a duty on George to collect fees for King. The Court agreed

The Times 2 January 1849 pg 5 col F.
To the Editor of The Times.
2 January 1849.
Sir, - The public, I think, will be glad to know, and certainly it is no more than an act of justice to state, that the Board of Health have employed themselves in earnest to remedy the very defective drainage in this densely populated locality. Engineers, civil and military, have been employed the last few weeks in surveying the courts and alleys of this wretched neighbourhood with a view to its more effective drainage. The water-plugs are drawn every morning, and, by means of hose, the water is conveyed into all these parts more difficult of access, the beneficial effect of which is already seen in the greatly improved state of the public health. As I was one of those who exclaimed against the long neglected state of the drainage in this poor neighbourhood, I am no less anxious to express my very humble and grateful thanks to you, Sir, for permitting me to give utterance to my cry in your widely-circulating columns, as well as to the constituted authorities for having so heartily set themselves to remedy this grievous defect.
I am, Sir, yours obliged,
George Alston
St Philips, Bethnal Green, December 30, 1848

The Times 6 August 1849 pg 5 col F.
Deaths from Cholera.
To the Editor of The Times.
23 August 1849
Sir, - the following incident relative to the cholera now unhappily so fatal in my parish, may possibly tend to throw some little light upon the nature of the disease, as to the treatment of which medical authority is so unusually divided. During my visits upon the sick yesterday morning I observed a great crowd round the door of a house in Jolson Street, where a poor man had died of cholera, after a few hours illness, the previous night. Upon enquiring of the cause, I learnt to my utter amazement that the man had come to life again and on preceding upstairs, I found three or four women rubbing the dead body with spirits of ammonia. I enquired the cause of their doing this, when they said that the man had come to life again, and they had formed this opinion from one of the women having bled the corpse in the arm, from which certainly a quantity of blood had proceeded. Now, I believe that in ordinary cases it is impossible to cause blood to flow from a wound after death, and if at all, it is more or less coagulated. Now, in this instance for the size of the puncture, the blood had flowed freely, and it was not in the least coagulated, but rather thinner than blood usually is, and of a lighter and brighter red. There was not, however, the most remote reason to suppose that the man was not a corpse, and had been so for upwards of 12 hours; the rigidly of form and feature, which no one at all accustomed to the sight of death could for a moment mistake, at once convinced me that death had done his work too surely. My object, therefore, in troubling you with this letter is merely to suggest whether it may not be worth the attention of the medical profession to ascertain whether in death from cholera the blood does, or does not, coagulate as in ordinary cases of disease; and whether some method of treatment may not be devised which may have a reference especially to the state of the blood, which, from the peculiar blue appearance of the skin, would lead us to suppose was more especially the seat of the disorder.
I am, Sir, yours most obediently,
George Alston
St Philips Bethnal Green August 15.

The Times 23 August 1849 pg 3 col F.
The Cholera in Bethnal Green
To the Editor of The Times.
Sir, - I feel that I should not be doing my duty in the situation I now fill if I were to remain silent, and not to use my best endeavours to call the attention of those in authority to the state of the district of which I am the incumbent; and I am well satisfied that I cannot do this half so effectively as through the medium of your columns, if you will kindly permit me to use them. The district of St Philips contains a population of 14,000 persons living in a space of less than quarter of a mile square. This district is entirely without drainage of any kind, and the mortality that has taken place there from cholera within the last three weeks is enough to make the stoutest tremble. I have witnessed many painful scenes in the course of my life; I have seen the cockpit of a line-of-battleship (The Boyne) filled with wounded seamen after a general engagement; but nothing that I have ever seen equals in intensity the extent of human suffering that I have been compelled to bear a part in during the last three weeks. Families rendered orphans, parents bereft of their children, husbands deprived of their wives, and wives of their husbands, and, in one instance, husband and wife both lying dead in the same bed; in short out at nearly 100 cases that I have visited as a clergyman of the parish, I believe not more than half a dozen at the most have recovered, the great majority of those attacked having expired after 24 hours acute suffering. Within the last day or two, however, the parish authorities have very properly fitted up an infirmary in Bonners-fields, whither those seized with cholera are immediately taken, and I am happy to say that the great majority of those that have been removed are in a fair way of recovery. This fact, therefore, must I think lead to the conviction that the fearful mortality that has taken place in this district has arisen, in part at least, if not entirely, from the impure state of the air, caused by the absence of any drainage whatever. It is therefore to such districts as these that the efforts of the Board of Health ought to be directed; but as far as I can learn, nothing whatever has yet been done, or even attempted, to remedy this grievous defect. At the close of last year, when the Colorado slightly visited this neighbourhood, the water-plugs were drawn, and the streets were kept constantly flowing with water; and the beneficial effects resulting from this wholesome step were visibly manifested in the restored health of the neighbourhood. But even this simple step has not been had recourse to now; or, if at all, but very slightly, and not regularly from day to day. Pray, therefore, permit me to cry aloud on behalf of myself and my poor people, through the medium of your column is, and earnestly to besiege the Board of Health to come and visit this charnelhouse, and, if possible, to devise some sanitary measure, that we may not every one of us be swept away into the land of the shadow of death.
I am, Sir, yours very obediently,
George Alston,
Incumbent of St Philips Bethnal Green. August 22

George appears to have worked with the poor
for about 8 years.

Colchester.
The Rev George Alston, BA has been presented to the vicarage of Horndon-on-the-Hill, in this county, vacant by the resignation of the Rev James Trevett; patrons, the Dean and Chapter of St Paul's.
Ipswich Journal 13 December 1851.

Ref: Bury Record Office Ref. HA541/11253
It appears from the following angry correspondance from George that he was somewhat estranged from his fathers second family by his marriage to Anne Vandezee. Anne in an indenture of settlement dated 26th April 1850 appointed her son Samuel Alston attorney, Thomas Fenn and Robert Fenn trustees for a sum of L3801.13.6. Interest on this to be payable to Anne during her lifetime then to her step son (described at the time as son-in-law) Rev George Alston. At his decease the capital to be divided between his surviving sons. Also an indenture dated 4 Oct 1850 placing L7693 in trust with Samuel Alston Thomas Fenn and Robert Fenn which George Alston and his heirs have a quarter interest in.
However Waldon one of the sons having died George and his remaining three sons decided amoungst themselves to seek capital owed to them and divide it between themselves in equal shares. This is set out in a Power of Attorney dated 1 May 1857 see Alfred Henry Alston [71] where he appoints his father George his attorney in the matter.
George, as the oldest son, appears somewhat aggrieved with them as follows in letters to George's solicitor Frederick Hand [2041], Anne also executed a further indenture dated 4th October 1850 which included a financial benefit for George.
A draft copy of a Release of the disputed funds dated 13 July 1856/7, sets out the payment of the funds in trust, and discharge of the trustees, but it very difficult to understand and is displayed in George Alston's picture file.


Letter from Samuel Alston:
16 Sept 1856
Dear Sir
Having consulted my Co trustees we consider Alfreds requative (?) is the principle of one of all. We do not consent to a sale before a Probate has been duly signed with the age of the youngest now. I have to remind you of the birthdays and pray when was Waldon Alston Christened, if I am not to have a certificate of his baptism I can't seek one (?).
Dear Sir
Yours truly
S Alston

Letter from Samuel Alston:
Dear Sir
The first instalment of the Succession duty being now payable, I retain the dividend that it may be paid forthwith when you shall hear again in about a fortnight. I am afraid the duty will absorb the dividend
I am D'r Sir
Yours truly
S Alston
15th Jan 1857

Letter from Samuel Alston:
Sir
Alston's trust
My intention is to have the duty assessed the beginning of next week and I do not promise to reply to any further letter until that has been completed.
Yours truly
S. Alston
Nayland
20 Jan 1857

Letter from George Alston to Frederick J Hand
Studland Rectory
May 17
My Dear Hand
I see no reason whatsoever that I should not claim from Sam every shilling to which I am justly entitled, a man who refused me a nights lodging in my fathers house and which if I had justice done me would be mine now and not his. The interest you have calculated only up to the last tripartite division which was in April 1871 Consequently I am entitled to two years interest on L270 19s 9d which at 4% amounts to more than L20. Now this sum Sam can better afford to pay than I to lose. Be so good therefore as to make him understand this or perhaps you had better forward him this letter.
Yours very truly
G Alston

Letter from George Alston to Frederick J Hand
Studland
July 6th
My Dear Hand
I have this morning received the Power from Alfred duly signed and sealed in the presence of two witnesses. I find that that beggar Fenn had written to Alfred trying to dissuade him from executing the Power and I have no doubt indulged in an abuse of me, but it wouldn't do. I shall be up in town tomorrow or next day so you may expect me in for a few hours. You will of course write to Nayland to say that the Stock must be sold at once. When do Freds holidays begin as I should hope to bring him down here with me.
Kind regards to all
Ever yours truly (In great haste)
G Alston

Letter from George Alston to Frederick J Hand
F Hand Esq
14 Southampton Buildings
Chancery Lane
London
Studland
Aug 10th '57
My Dear Hand
I am delighted to hear that you have brought Sam to his senses; but this is not enough; a fellow who has shewn no little consideration for others and moreover who has afsumed so ridiculous a at. . . . . of his own consequence, must be made to feel his own insignificance and as he vouchsafed to declare he would not object to consider any memorial that might be addrefsed to him he must be made to cry peace (?) So I must beg that you will at once write to him and say that unless the difference in the duty is paid to you on Monday next with interest from the time that it was improperly paid a writ will most certainly be issued against him and co Trustees if he puts in appeaseance it is of no consequence as the money is not wanted at present. I must beg therefore that you will not fail in doing this as I consider it will do immense good to the mind of Sam and his followers. If you feel any reluctance in taking this step I beg you will do it in some other persons name and be so good as to let me hear that it is done.
I get home all right Fred is well . . . . . Will is the . . . . . and has been since I have returned.
Y'rs sincerely
G Alston

Letter from Samuel Alston:

182. -
6 mths intst at 3 pc cash 2.10
184.10
Amt Power of Att 1. -
2 / 183.10
3 / 91.15
30.11.8
3
91.15.0

Sir
I will forward directions on Tuesday for the above 183.10 to be paid on your application at Mefses Barnetts on Tuesday
Yours obediently
S Alston
12 August 1857
Ref: Bury Record Office Ref. HA541/11253

England Return of Owners of Land 1873. Dorset.
Alston Rev George. Studland 66a 3r 8p gross estimated rental value. L82/0s/0.

The living at Studland was not a wealthy one, lack of money may have been an issue for George, his estate at under L1000 was not affluent.

George is buried in Studland Church Graveyard in a plot beside an altar tomb (Waldon Alston), under an ancient yew tree, uphill (west) from the church. It is marked with a horizontal cross (broken in two), inscribed under the cross arms, "In loving rememberence of George Alston 25 years Rector of this Parish. Died at Clifton 18th Jan 1880 Aged 79. Blessed are the dead that die in the . . . . . ?. . . . . ". (the last word has 5 letters, now illegible 1999).

The Will of the Rev George Alston Clerk of 17 Cambridge Plc Clifton Bristol who died 18 Jan 1880 at 17 Cambridge Plc. was Proved 1 Sept 1880 by William Evelyn Alston M.D. Surgeon Major of the Royal Artillery of the Barracks Chichester SSX his son at under L1000

This is the Last Will and Testament
Of me George Alston clerk now residing at Clifton of which I constitute and appoint my dear wife and my son William Evelyn Executors of all my personal estate and effects of what kind . . . . . and whereever consisting of Railway Stock furniture plate linen and china I give and bequeath unto my said dear wife for her sole use and benefit In witness whereof I have here placed my hand and seal this 30th day of July in the year of our Lord 1878
G Alston (LY)
Signed sealed and delivered by the said testator as & for his last Will and Testament in our presence and in the presence of each other: Maude M Alston Ethel J Alston
Proved: Affidavit of due execution filed at London 1st September 1880 by the oath of William Evelyn Alston Doctor of Medicine the son one of the Executors to whom Admon. was granted. Power reserved of making the like grant to Isabella Alston widow the relict the other Executor.

On the first day of September 1880 the Will of the Reverend George Alston late of No 17 Cambridge Clifton, in the city of Bristol Clerk deceased who died on the 18th day of January 1880 at No 17 Cambridge Place aforesaid was proved at the Principle Registry of the Probate Division of the High Court of Justice, by the Oath of William Evelyn Alston of the Barracks Chichester, in the County of Sussex Doctor of Medicine Surgeon Major in the Royal Artillery the son of the said deceased one of the Executors named in the said Will he having been first sworn duly to administer, power being reserved of granting Probate of the said Will to Isabella Alston Widow the Relict of the said deceased the other Executor named in the said Will.
Personal Estate under L1000. No Leaseholds.

Research Notes:
The parish warden a Mr Mitchell of Swanage has a graveyard plan which records the Alston graves in line 13. 1999.
In the General Register Office under Deaths is the following:
Alston - George - 79 - Barton Regis - Vol. 6a page 49 - 1880 March quarter Fiche 2622 - Gloucester.
Clifton is in the Registration District of Barton Regis, Glos.
(no.504 Pg. 63)

PRO - C202 = Chancery: Petty Bag Office: Writ Files
C 202/215/18 Stafford - John Armishaw, John Cooper Beckett, John Plant Harding, James Mauger Holmes, John Thornewill, Charles Henry Webb, George Young; Suffolk - Richard Almack, George Downing Alston, Richard Bohun, Thomas French, Jonathan Gooding, John Wardale King,Sturley Nunn, William Weatherby, Philip Wilson; Sussex - James Powell; Warwick - Thomas Colmore, John Swinnerton Cudlipp, Clement Cotterill Redfern, Anthony Sprowle, Robert Tibbits, Thomas Samuel Wright; Wilts - Daniel Fisher Green, Charles Hill. 1826
2007

There is a Court Case listed in the INDEX OF CASES in the records of The Court of Arches at Lambeth Palace Library. No. 120. ALSTON v KING, 1849; Rev. Geo. A., of Finsbury, Middx. (office) v Joshua K., R. of St. Matt., Bethnal Green, Middx., and of Woodchurch Cheshire; holding two livings without dispensation. (L. R.) H 749/1.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 7 Jun 1841, Ever Green Cottage Lepton Kirk Heaton Yorkshire. George is recorded as a clerk aged 40 not born in Yorkshire

2. Census: England, 30 Mar 1851, St Peters Tce Stepney Tower Hamlets LND. George is recorded as head of house a widower aged 51 Perpetual Curate of St Phillips born Nayland SFK

3. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, Vicarage Studland Dorset. George is recorded as head of house married aged 59 Rector of Studland born Nayland SFK RG9/1343

4. Census: England, 2 Apr 1871, Rectory Studland Dorset. George is recorded as head of house married aged 71 Rector born Nayland SFK Also in the house was a governess. RG10/1992

5. Death Certificate: 18 Jan 1880, 17 Cambridge Plc Clifton. Certificate on file

George married Anne Charlotte OXENDEN [69], daughter of Sir Henry OXENDEN OF BROOME PARK 7th Bart [1516] and Mary GRAHAM [4852], on 3 Oct 1828 in Limpsfield SRY. Anne was born about 1806 in Kent England, died on 28 Jun 1841 in Lepton, YKS aged about 35, and was buried on 30 Jun 1841 in Kirkheaton, West Yorkshire. The cause of her death was Typhus.

Marriage Notes:
On the 3d instant was married at Limpsfield in Surrey, by the Rev Robert Mayne, George Alston, Esq. Jnr. of Hadleigh, in this county, to Anne Charlotte, third daughter of Sir Henry Oxenden, of Broome Park, in the county of Kent, Bart.
The Ipswich Journal 11 Oct 1828 issue 4725.

General Notes:
Groom George Alston
Bride Ann Charlotte Oxenden
Marriage date 03 Oct 1828
Marriage place Limpsfield
By Licence
Groom's parish Suffolk - Hadleigh
Bride's of this parish
County Surrey
Parish Register Transcripts Surrey Marriages

Their marriage entry in the Parish Register Limpsfield reads - No. 63 "George Alston the Younger of the Parish of Hadleigh in the County of Suffolk, Esquire and Anne Charlotte Oxenden of this parish were married at the Church by Licence this third day of October One Thousand Eight Hundred and Twenty-eight" Both parties sign their names, George signing "George Alston Jr". Witnesses were George Chichester Alston, Charles Macey? Maguire, Ashton Oxenden and Anne Maguire.

Anne is recorded in the graveyard of St. Nicholas Church, Studland, Dorset on the Alston altar tomb as follows:
"To the memory of Anne Charlotte the beloved wife of the said George Alston and mother of the said Waldon Alston, whose remains lie interred at Kirkheaton in Yorkshire. She was the 3rd daughter of Sir Henry Oxenden of Broome Park in the county of Kent and departed this life on the 28th day of June 1841 in the 35th year of her age.".
Her burial entry in the Kirkheaton Parish Records, page 276 no. 2205, say the following:
"Anne Charlotte, wife of the Rev. George Alston, Curate of the Parish and daughter of the late Sir Henry Oxenden, Bart. of Ivy Cottage,Lepton. Died of Typhus. 30th June 1841. Christopher Alderson, Rector.
In the General Registry Office there is an entry under Deaths saying: Alston - Anne Charlotte - Huddesfield - Vol XII- page 276 June quarter 1841 Fiche 325 - Yorkshire.

Her burial entry in the Kirkheaton Parish Records, page 276 no. 2205, say the following:

"Anne Charlotte, wife of the Rev. George Alston, Curate of the Parish and daughter of the late Sir Henry Oxenden, Bart. of Ivy Cottage,Lepton. Died of Typhus. 30th June 1841. Christopher Alderson, Rector.

In the General Registry Office there is an entry under Deaths saying: Alston - Anne Charlotte - Huddesfield - Vol XII- page 276 June quarter 1841 Fiche 325 - Yorkshire.

Susan Perrett on a visit to the UK in 2001 went to Kirkheaton and to the church there, where the minister, allowed her to look through his register books, they were unable to find a mention of Anne. However there was a tablet on the left side wall by the Altar which had the coat of arms for Alston and Oxenden and on which was written: To the memory of Anne Charlotte/ the beloved wife of the Rev. George Alston MA./ curate of this parish/ and daughter of the late sir Henry Oxenden, Bart./ of Broome Park in the county of Kent. who died June 28th 1841 aged 35 years. This tablet was erected by her affectionate husband.

Research Notes:
Any enquiry on the ancestors of Anne Charlotte Oxenden should be referred to Susan Perrett who has researched the Royal descent below, at: http://home.st.net.au/~susanp/index.html Please copy me on edward@thekingscandlesticks.com

Royal descent of Ann Charlotte Oxenden, daughter of Sir Henry Oxenden, 7th Baronet of Dene co. Kent and wife of the Rev. George Alston of Studland co. Dorset, &c.

1. EDWARD 111. styled the same as Henry 111 until 13th year of his reign when he assumed the following style "Dei Gratia" Rex Angliae et Franciae et Dominus Hiberniae born at Windsor November 13 1312, proclaimed King January 25 1327 and crowned February 1 1328; married January 24 1329 Philippa daughter of William Count of Holland and Hainault (who died August 15 1369 and was buried in Westminster Abbey). King Edward 111, died at Stene (now Richmond) in Surrey June 1377 and was buried in Westminster Abbey. His sixth son

2. PRINCE THOMAS (of Woodstock) Duke of Gloucester K.G. born at Woodstock January 7 1355; Constable of England; was murdered at Calais September 1397. Married Eleanor daughter and coheir of Humphrey de Bohun Earl of Northampton, Hereford and Essex who survived him, became a nun and died October 3 1399. His eldest daughter and eventual sole heiress.

3. PRINCESS ANNE PLANTAGENET was married first to Thomas Earl of Stafford by whom she had no issue: secondly to Edmond fifth Earl of Stafford K.G. (who was slain at Shrewsbury July 22 1403) by whom she was mother of Humphrey Duke of Buckingham K.G. (slain at Northampton July 10 1460) whose grandson Henry second Duke of Buckingham K.G. and Lord High Constable born 1456 was beheaded at Salisbury November 2 1482; thirdly William Bourchier created Earl of Ewe in Normandy by Henry V and Constable of the Tower of London. Their third son

4. Sir WILLIAM BOURCHIER having married Thomasine daughter and heiress of Richard Hankford Esq. by Elizabeth his wife sister and heiress of Fulke FitzWarine seventh and last Baron FitzWarine of that family who died September in 1429, was summoned to Parliament jure uxoris as Baron FitzWarine from January 2 1449 to September 7 1469. Baron FitzWarine died about the year 1470 and was succeeded by his son

5. Sir FULKE BOURCHIER Knt. second Baron FitzWarine who was summoned to Parliament on August 19th 1472. He married Elizabeth sister and heiress of John Lord Dynham. He died in 1479 and was succeeded by his son

6. JOHN BOUCHIER third Baron FitzWarine who in 6 Hen, V11 being of full age had livery of his lands and was summoned to Parliament from August 12 1492 to June 8 1536. He inherited large estates from his mother the heiress of Lord Dynham. He signed the celebrated letter to Pope Clement V11 in 22 Hen. V111. wherein the subscribing lords apprised his Holiness of the frail tenure of his supremecy should he refuse the pontifical assent to the divorce of the King from Queen Catherine of Aragon. Lord FitzWarine was subsequently advanced by letters patent dated July 9 1536 to the Earldom of Bath. He married Cecily daughter of Giles Lord D'Aubeney and sister and heiress of Henry D'Aubeney Earl of Bridgewater. He died April 30 1539 leaving amongst other directions in his will "that an honest secular priest should sing mass for the health of his soul for the space of twenty years after his decease". His eldest daughter

7. ELIZABETH BOUCHIER became the wife of Edward Chichester of Raleigh co. Devon temp. Hen V111., a descendant of Sir John de Cirencester who in 1433 was returned amongst the principal gentry in Devon by the King's Commissioners and his wife Thomasine daughter and heir of Sir William Raleigh Kt. of Raleigh, who brought the estate of Raleigh into the Chichester family. The eldest son and successor

8. Sir JOHN CHICHESTER Kt of Raleigh co. Devon M.P. for the County of Devon in 1553 and 1562 and High Sheriff of the County in 1552 and 1578; married Gertrude daughter of Sir William Courtenay Kt of Powderham Castle ancestor of present Earl of Devon and chief of the powerful family of Courtneys,who found their historian in Gibbon. Sir John had a family of five sons and eight daughters of which latter

9. ELIZABETH CHICHESTER became the wife of Hugh Fortescue of Filleigh and Wear Gifford, a descendant of Sir John Fortescue Kt. Lord Chief Justice of England in 1442 and author of the celebrated work "De Laudibus Legum Angliae" and ancester of the present noble house of Fortescue whose history has been complied by a distiguished scion Lord Clermont. Their son

10. JOHN FORTESCUE of Filleigh and Wear Gifford married Mary daughter of Humphrey Speccot of Thornborough co. Devon (Sheriff of that County 1587) and dying in 1605 was succeeded by his son and heir

11. HUGH FORTESCUE of Filleigh and Wear Gifford, who married Mary daughter of Robert Rolle of Heanton and died in 1661. His daughter

12. ELIZABETH FORTESCUE baptised September 8 1616 at Petrockstowe was married August 16 1637 at Wear Gifford to Sir George Chudleigh, second Bart. of Ashton second but eldest surviving son and heir to Sir George Chudleigh first Bart. of Ashton. Sir George (2) was born 1612 being aged 8 in 1620 and succeeded to the baronetcy about 1657. He took up arms with his father for the King and the family is said in Prince's "Worthies of Devon" to have paid dear for its loyalty. Sir Geroge died 1691 and was succeeded by his son

13. Sir GEORGE CHUDLEIGH 3 Bart. who married Mary daughter of Richard Lee of Winslade in Devonshire who died in 1710. Sir George died in 1719. He was the 2nd but eldest surviving son. Matriculated at Oxford 1653-4, admitted to the Inner Temple 1656. Succeeded to the baronetcy 1691 and died in 1718. Will dated 13 August 1715 proved 9 February 1718-19. Lady Chudleigh published several poems and a volume of essays. One of their granddaughters sister of the 5th Bart was Elizabeth Chudleigh who was married first to the Earl of Bristol and secondly to Evelyn Duke of Kingston. She was the well known Duchess of Kingston found guilty by the House of Lords of bigamy. Sir George's heir and successor

14. Sir GEORGE CHUDLEIGH married Frances daughter and coheir of Sir William Davie Bart. of Creedy in the county of Devon by his second wife Abigail daughter of John Pollexfen and had three daughters, his coheirs. Sir George died 10 October 1738. His widow died about 1748. One of his daughters

15. MARGARET CHUDLEIGH became the wife of Sir Henry Oxenden 6th Bart. of Dene co. Kent, who died 15 June 1803 and was succeeded by his only son

16. Sir HENRY OXENDEN 7th Bart. born 14 May 1756 married 20 June 1793 Mary daughter of Colonel Graham of St. Laurence Kent. He died 22 September 1838. Among other issue he had a daughter

17. ANNE CHARLOTTE OXENDEN who was married October 3 1828 at Limpsfield in Surrey to Rev. George Alston of Hadleigh. She was his first wife and died at Kirkheaton co. York June 27th 1841 having had issue

References:- 1-3 Burke's Peerage, &c., "The Royal Lineage". 3-7 Burke's Extinct Peerage, Bouchier, Barons Bouchier, Earls of Essex &c. 7-9 Burke's Peerage Chichester Baronets 9-11 Burke's Peerage Fortescue Earls Fortescue 11-14 The Complete Baronetage by G.E.C. Vol.1. "Chudleigh" 14-17 Burke's Peerage "Oxenden Baronets".

Other Records

1. Census: England, 7 Jun 1841, Ever Green Cottage Lepton Kirk Heaton Yorkshire. Ann is recorded as aged 35 not born in Yorkshire

2. Death Certificate: 28 Jun 1841, Lepton York. Copy on file

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1171 M    i. Commander Alfred Henry ALSTON R N [71] was born on 7 Oct 1829 in Hadleigh SFK, was baptised on 8 Oct 1829 in Hadleigh SFK, and died on 22 Jan 1874 in Sandgate Cheriton Folkstone KEN aged 44.

+ 1172 M    ii. George Fortescue ALSTON [4613] was baptised on 1 Jan 1831 in Layham, SFK and died before 26 Apr 1850.

+ 1173 M    iii. Hon Edward Graham ALSTON [72] was born on 6 Sep 1832 in Cambridge CAM., was baptised on 27 Oct 1832 in St Botolph Cambridge CAM, and died on 12 Nov 1872 in Sierra Leone, West Africa aged 40.

+ 1174 M    iv. Walden ALSTON [4622] was born on 18 Feb 1834 in Saffron Walden ESS, was baptised on 15 Apr 1834 in Saffron Walden ESS, died on 14 Dec 1853 in Studland DOR aged 19, and was buried on 19 Dec 1853 in Studland Graveyard, DOR.

+ 1175 M    v. Surgeon Major William Evelyn ALSTON [75] was born on 29 Oct 1835 in Clontarf, Dublin, Leinster, Ireland, was baptised on 21 Apr 1836 in Clontarf, Dublin, Leinster, Ireland, died on 19 Oct 1896 in East Cliff House, Sandgate, Kent aged 60, and was buried in Oct 1896 in New Cemetery Sandgate.


George next married Isabella TRAVERS [70], daughter of Admiral Sir Eaton Stannard TRAVERS K.H. [1538] and Lady Ann Palmer STEWARD [12310], on 2 Mar 1858 in Swanage, DOR. Isabella was born in 1822 in Gorleston NFK, died on 9 Jan 1883 in Ravenstone Leicester. aged 61, and was buried in Studland.

General Notes:
Marriage 1858 Jan Qtr 5a 451

Isabella is buried with her husband in Studland Churchyard, inscribed on the two sides of the cross (broken) on their grave is "Also here rests in hope the body of Isabella the wife of the Rev George Alston. January 9th 1883 aged 61yrs. Lord all pitying Jesu blest grant them thy eternal rest". Photo assumed to be post 1841 the date of death of George's first wife.
Married by her brother? D. Travers. Stated as being of Full Age and a Widow. Residence Swanage, Dorset.

Alston Isabella 1883 8 March. The Will of Isabella Alston late of Ravenstone House Ravenstone in the co of Leicester Widow who died 9 Jan 1883 at Ravenstone House was proved at the Principle Registry by the Rev Charles Alan Smythies of Routh nr Cardiff in the County of Glamorgan Clerk the son the sole Executor. Personal Estate L2241 7s 3d

Research Notes:
Isabella's ancestors are from an ancient family traced back to the 12C.

G.R.O.Indexes Alston - George- Wareham - Vol 5a page 451 - March 1/4 - 1858. Fiche 2622-Gloucester.

Ref Charles Alan Smythies [2500]

Other Records

1. Census: England, 30 Mar 1851, Stanway Essex. Isabella is recorded as a Widow aged 29 born Gorleston NFK

2. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, Vicarage Studland Dorset. Isabella is recorded as a wife aged 39 born Gorleston NFK

3. Census: England, 2 Apr 1871, Rectory Studland Dorset. Isabella is recorded as a wife aged 50 born Gorleston NFK

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1176 F    i. Edith Isabel ALSTON [1541] was born on 21 Jul 1859 in Studland DOR, was baptised on 24 Sep 1859 in Studland DOR, and died on 11 Apr 1958 in Eastbourne SSX aged 98.

+ 1177 F    ii. Maude Mary ALSTON [1549] was born in 1861, was baptised on 22 Dec 1861 in Studland DOR, and died on 5 Jan 1936 in Marston Parabola Rd Cheltenham aged 75.

+ 1178 F    iii. Ethel Travers ALSTON [1551] was baptised on 15 Feb 1863 in Studland DOR.

+ 1179 F    iv. Mildred Georgina ALSTON [1553] was born in 1864, was baptised on 27 Mar 1864 in Studland DOR, and died on 19 Aug 1867 in Infancy. aged 3.

+ 1180 M    v. Capt Hubert George ALSTON R.N. C.B. [1540] was born on 15 Jul 1866 in Studland DOR, was baptised on 16 Sep 1866 in Studland DOR, and died on 5 Jul 1939 aged 72.

945. Mary ALSTON [87] (George766, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 13 Mar 1801 and died on 30 Aug 1801.

General Notes:
The Nayland Registers are silent on any detail of Mary, she may be mentioned in Lt Horksley ESS

946. Margaretta ALSTON [66] (George766, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 1 Dec 1807, was baptised on 1 Jan 1808 in Nayland SFK, died in 1808 aged 1, and was buried on 8 Oct 1808 in Nayland SFK.

General Notes:
George Alston in a letter to Edward Blair dated 25 Nov 1808 says, "We have had such a severe loss since we last saw you, the sudden death of our dear child 10 months old - My wife is still very unwell by grief."
Col RO ESS - Ref D/DOt/E3



947. Samuel ALSTON [63] (George766, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 6 Oct 1809, was baptised on 17 Nov 1809 in Nayland SFK, died on 17 Apr 1887 in Nayland SFK aged 77, and was buried on 23 Apr 1887 in Nayland Burial Ground. The cause of his death was chronic brights disease.

General Notes:
Samuel resided at "Grooms" Nayland which he left to his nephew Dr Edward Liveing Fenn. He was a legatee under the will of his aunt Philadelphia Liveing and did not marry. His baptism entry relates "received into the church 5 July 1810"

Fines and Recoveries Acts.
The Lord Chief Justice Tindal has been pleased to appoint Samuel Alston, of Nayland, in this County, Gent, a Commissioner for taking the Acknowledgements of Deeds by married women.
Ipswich Journal 9 March 1844

Samuel Alston Esq
Solicitor
Nayland
Suffolk.
London,
22 Upper Stamford Street,
Blackfriars
Oct 8, 1855
Sir
We have a very beautiful representation of the arms of the Alston family, engraved on stained glass burned in with gold which might be framed to hang up in a drawing room, and are willing to dispose of it for Two Guineas.
The Crest is a Crescent charged with a Star, and the arms are "Azure, ten stars, for, 3, 2 and 1," and in the antique bearing of Sir Thomas Alston, of Odell in Bedfordshire, temp:17 Charles I (1642).
We have no objection to be at the expense of a case to pin it in; securely packed in Wool and pay all charge of registering it by Railway or post as you may please to advise on being favoured with a Post Office order.
We are sir,
Your most humble servts.,
Henry Kennedy & Co.,
Seal Engineers.
S. Alston Esq.,
Nayland.
On small notepaper 9cm x 11cm, in an envelope marked paid, postmarked with a black seal 9cmW x 5cm.

Essex Record Office
Records in private custody
CALENDAR OF DEEDS OF PROPERTY IN WIVENHOE
Reference Code T/B 407/23
Dates of Creation 21 Dec. 1867
Scope and Content Surrender (out of court) of Bailey Pittock of West Bergholt, blacksmith, now of Stoke-by-Nayland (co. Suff.), brewer, and w. Ann to Orbell Geo. Green, of Wivenhoe, brewer, at direction of Samuel Alston of Nayland, Suffolk Messuage or tenement, now or late in tenure or occupation of John Fisher, copyhold of manor of Wivenhoe, in occupation of Ann Newton wid., and a tenement called The Forge formerly in occupation of Sarah King, now of Jonathan Summers now described as a messuage with bake-office, front shop, oven and outbuildings in full trade in occupation of J.W. Barrett, and adjoining messuage, in trade as beer-house, with cellar, stable, cart shed, slaughter-house and yard in occupation of B. Pitt, in occupation of Joliffe and Barrett Consideration: L300 paid by Green to Alston

Essex Record Office
Level: Category Records in private custody
Level: Fonds CALENDAR OF DEEDS OF PROPERTY IN WIVENHOE
Reference Code T/B 407/27
Dates of Creation 8 October 1869
Scope and Content Surrender (out of court) of Orbell George Green of Wivenhoe, brewer and w. to William Emery Denton, of Wivenhoe, shipowner, at direction of Samuel Alston of Nayland, Suffolk, gent. Messuage or tenement, now or late in tenure or occupation of John Fisher, copyhold of manor of Wivenhoe, in occupation of Ann Newton wid., and a tenement called The Forge formerly in occupation of Sarah King, now of Jonathan Summers now described as a messuage with bake-office, front shop, oven and outbuildings in full trade in occupation of J.W. Barrett, and adjoining messuage, in trade as beer-house, with cellar, stable, cart shed, slaughter-house and yard in occupation of B. Pitt, in occupation of Joliffe and Barrett
Consideration: L250 paid by Denton to Alston

Essex Record Office
Level: Category Records in private custody
Level: Fonds CALENDAR OF DEEDS OF PROPERTY IN WIVENHOE
Reference Code T/B 407/26
Dates of Creation 29 September 1869
Scope and Content Deed poll Being warrant of satisfaction from Samuel Alston of Nayland, Suffolk, gent. to steward of manor of Wivenhoe of monies due thereunder

Essex Record Office
Level: Category Records in private custody
Level: Fonds CALENDAR OF DEEDS OF PROPERTY IN WIVENHOE
Reference Code T/B 407/25
Dates of Creation 1 January 1868
Scope and Content Conditional surrender (mortgage; out of court) Orbell George Green of Wivenhoe, brewer and w. Emily to Samuel Alston of Nayland, Suffolk, gent. before Sayers Turner, gent., deputy steward, for L350 Messuage or tenement, now or late in tenure or occupation of John Fisher, copyhold of manor of Wivenhoe, in occupation of Ann Newton wid., and a tenement called The Forge formerly in occupation of Sarah King, now of Jonathan Summers now described as a messuage with bake-office, front shop, oven and outbuildings in full trade in occupation of J.W. Barrett, and adjoining messuage, in trade as beer-house, with cellar, stable, cart shed, slaughter-house and yard in occupation of B. Pitt, in occupation of Joliffe and Barrett.

England Return of Owners of Land 1873. Suffolk.
Alston Sam. Nayland 7a 3r 15p gross estimated rental value. L75/12s/0.

Buried in the Nayland burial ground Bear St Nayland, Samuel's grave is beside E L Fenn in the far west (left) corner of the old section. His headstone reads "In memory of Samuel Alston Solicitor died 17th April 1887 aged 77. Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord and light perpetual shine upon him.
R I P ".

THE WILL of SAMUEL ALSTON:
I Samuel Alston of Nayland in the County of Suffolk Attorney do declare this to be my last will I appoint my nephew EDWARD LIVEING FENN to be the sole Executor thereof.
Next I give and devise to the said Edward Liveing Fenn his heirs and assigns all that my freehold messuage wherein I now reside the closes of meadow land fessuages hereditaments and appurtenances ( the copyhold portion is next the Court Meadow Gate where Thorp lives as informed by my late father George Alston) with all other real estate. Also all estates vested in me upon any trust or by way of mortgage subject to and upon the equities and trusts etc asserting the same. As to my residence and premises subject to my sisters residing there so long as she may think proper rent free.
I give and bequeath to the said Edward Liveing Fenn all my personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever. In witness whereof I have hereto set my hand this third day of September one thousand eight hundred and eighty four. SAM ALSTON
Signed by the said Testator in the presence of us who in his presence being all present at the same time have hereto subscribed our names as witnesses:
Thomas H Thorpe, James R Thorpe.
Probate granted the estate for L31,603. 27 May 1887.
Copy of Will and Probate as follows in possession of E L Fenn 1999.

Samuel Alston died 17 Apr 1887 at Nayland his estate proved 27 May 1887 by Edward Liveing Fenn of 1 Portland Tce Richmond SRY nephew and executor for L31,603 0s 7d reviewed to L31,460 5s 7d
National Probate Calendar.

Wills & Bequests.
The Will (dated Sept 3 1884) of Mr Samuel Alston, late of Nayland, Suffolk, solicitor, who died on April 17 last, was proved on the 27th ult. by Edward Liveing Fenn, the nephew, the sole executor, the value of the personal estate amounting to over L31,000.
Ref Newcastle Courant Friday June 17 1887.

Frances Brennan writes 2012 to advise Samuel's cause of death.

Research Notes:
Suffolk Record Office, Bury St Edmunds Branch:
NAYLAND PARISH RECORDS
Catalogue Ref. FB64
Creator(s): Church of England, Nayland Parish, Suffolk
CLERGY
Benefice papers - ref. FB64/C4
FILE - Envelope containing letters from Rev. J. Gray to S. Alston Esq. of Colchester - ref. FB64/C4/1 - date: 1886-1887
A2A uncertain placement.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 7 Jun 1841, Court St Nayland. Samuel is recorded as aged 30 an attorney born SFK

2. Mortgagee Sale: 2 Feb 1849, Burch St Nayland. Samuel Alston acting

3. Census: England, 30 Mar 1851, Town St Nayland Suffolk. Samuel Alston is described as a son unmarried, an attorney, aged 41, born Nayland.

4. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, 33 Court St Nayland SFK. Samuel is recorded as head of house unmarried aged 51 an attorney born Nayland

5. Census: England, 2 Apr 1871, Nayland SFK. Samuel is recorded as head of house aged 61 attorney born Nayland

6. Census: England, 3 Apr 1881, 9 Court St Nayland SFK. Samuel was living at 9 Court Street (Grooms), he is described as the head of the family, unmarried, aged 61, Solicitor, born in Nayland.
Also living in the house were his sister plus:
Mary Sandy, servant, aged 18.
Caroline Farthing, servant, aged 16.
Ref FHL Film 1341442 RG11/1826 Fol 78 Pg9

948. Rev Edward ALSTON [64] (George766, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 13 Dec 1810, was baptised on 18 Jan 1811 in Nayland SFK, and died on 11 Nov 1871 in Witham ESS aged 60.

General Notes:
Wednesday sen'night being the day on which the Annual Selection of Scholars took place from Merchant Taylors School, the following gentlemen were chosen from the head form, viz: . . . . . Edward Alston to St John's college Oxford as a Fellow.
The Ipswich Journal 21 June 1828 issue 4709

Merchant Taylor's School, E.C.,
March 14, 1895,
My Dear Sir

. . . . . There is no other Alston in our Register till 1820 when Edward Alston b. 13 Dec. 1810 and Charles Jas. Alston b. 25 June 1812 entered together, but of these nothing is recorded.
I am, my dear Sir,
Yours faithfully,
(Rev.) WILLIAM BAKER (D.D.),
Headmaster.
Alstoniana Pg 382

Alston Edward, 3s. John of Neyland, Suffolk, Gent. St Johns Coll., matric 30 Jun 1828, aged 17, B.A. 1832, M.A. 1836.
Oxoniensis 1715-1886. NZSOG.

Crockfords Clergy Register of 1860 mentions:
ALSTON - Edward - St. Johns College Oxford. B.A. 1832, M.A. 1836. Fellow of St. John's' College Oxon.

The Times, Saturday, Jan 30, 1836; pg. 3; Issue 16013; col E
University and Clerical Intelligence. Oxford: degree conferred Rev Edward Alston of St Johns.

3s John of Neyland Suffolk, gent,
ST JOHNS m 30/6/1828 aged 17; BA 1832, MA 1836
1834 Ordination) Alston, Edward / deacon
1835 Ordination Alston, Edward / priest
Ref www.theclergydatabase.org.uk

Edward did not marry, he became of unsound mind and is recorded in the 1841/51/61/71 Census's as resident in a Lunatic Asylum

C 211/35/1 28 Victoria : Alston, William: care of Charles Corke, Cresborough House, Haverfordwest 1864 May
PRO C 211 = Chancery: Petty Bag Office: Commissions and Inquisitions of Lunacy

Administration of the Estate of Rev Edward Alston of Witham ESS Batchelor, died 11 Nov 1871 at Witham, was granted Samuel Alston of Nayland gent, his brother. Proved 3 Feb 1872 at under L800

Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich Branch:
Sales Catalogues
Catalogue Ref. HE401/5
OTHER AUCTIONEERS.
FILE - PETTISTREE. Late Rev. E. Alston, Auctioneer Moore & Garrard, Estate & House. - ref. HE401/5/4/59 - date: 10 Jul 1873
A2A Placement conjectural.

Research Notes:
Witham Lunatic Asylum in Maldon Rd was a licensed House, i.e. a private institution licensed to receive patients under several acts of Parliment dating from 1774. It appears to have been opened in the 1830's by Thomas Tomkins. A survey on 1 Jan 1844 records an unknown number of pauper patients and 17 private patients. Still operating in 1891.
Ref: Rosie Flower 2008

Other Records

1. Census: England, 7 Jun 1841, Maldon. Edward is recorded as Rev., aged 29, a patient, Fellow of St Johns Oxford born ESS

2. Census: England, 30 Mar 1851, Maldon Rd Witham ESS. Edward is recorded as E A aged 40 a patient in a Lunatic Asylum born Nayland Suffolk

3. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, Lunatic Asylum Maldon Rd Witham ESS. Edward is recorded as a patient unmarried his age is illegible clergyman born Nayland SFK

4. Census: England, 2 Apr 1871, Lunatic Asylum Maldon Rd Witham ESS. Edward is described as EA a boarder unmarried aged 60 a Clerk born Nayland SFK lunatic.

949. Charles James ALSTON [65] (George766, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 25 Jun 1812, was baptised on 1 Aug 1812 in Nayland SFK, and died in 1878 aged 66.

General Notes:
Charles was Articled as a Clerk to his father's legal practice in 1827 the Articles were assigned to his uncle Samuel in 1830, he was unmarried.
Records of professional dealings by Charles
Bury PRO HB 516/65/9 & 10 photos (2004)

About the time of Charles birth, in a letter dated London 25 Aug 1812 to his father from his friend E Blair is the following reference " When my tenant Creek came last to town to petition for the renewal of his lease, he told me your lady has a vessel on the stocks, but was unable to determine what time it would be launched. I was unwilling therefore to visit you at a venture, lest I should arrive at the unseasonable time of the groaning; which though you have not mentioned it, I presume must now be over".

My Dear Sir,
Merchant Taylor's School, E.C.,
March 14, 1895,
. . . . . There is no other Alston in our Register till 1820 when Edward Alston b. 13 Dec. 1810 and Charles Jas. Alston
b. 25 June 1812 entered together, but of these nothing is recorded.
I am, my dear Sir,
Yours faithfully,
(Rev.) WILLIAM BAKER (D.D.),
Headmaster.
Alstoniana Pg 382

Charles became of unsound mind and is recorded in the 1841/51/61/71 Census as resident in a Lunatic Asylum

C 211/34/2 26 Victoria : Alston, James: of Blacklands House Asylum, Chelsea, Middx 1863 Apr
PRO C 211 Chancery: Petty Bag Office: Commissions and Inquisitions of Lunacy

Other Records

1. Census: England, 7 Jun 1841, Lunatic Asylum Witham ESS. Charles is described as a patient, aged 28 a student in law, born ESS

2. Census: England, 30 Mar 1851, Maldon Rd Witham ESS. Charles is recorded as C A aged 38 a patient in a Lunatic Asylum born Nayland Suffolk

3. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, Tompkins Lunatic Asylum Witham ESS. Charles is recorded as a patient aged 41 unmarried born Nayland SFK

4. Census: England, 2 Apr 1871, Lunatic Asylum Maldon Rd Witham ESS. Charles is described as CA a boarder unmarried aged 58, law student born Nayland SFK lunatic

950. Margaret ALSTON [67] (George766, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in 1813 in Nayland SFK, was baptised on 27 Oct 1813 in Nayland SFK, died on 1 Mar 1902 in Nayland SFK aged 89, and was buried on 7 Mar 1902 in Nayland SFK.

General Notes:
Great Aunt Margaret as she was known to the Fenns died in her 89 th year.

Her father in a letter to Edward Blair 8 Aug 1813 "my wife expects to be confined in a little time"
A further letter of the 3 Jan 1819 to Blair says " We have been a sick house for the last month with the measles, Margaret has been dangerously ill, but thank God for the last 2 or 3 days is better and Mr Howard? gives us hopes that she will recover"
Col RO ESS ref D/DOt E3

Margaret was unmarried, she was a legatee under the will of her aunt Philadelphia Liveing.
Living at 9 Court Street (Alston Court), Nayland, Suffolk in the 1881 census.
OBITUARY

DEATH of MISS ALSTON:
The news of this venerable lady's death, at a very advanced age on Saturday, March 1, has called forth an expression of deep regret from all the residents, and more especially the poor, in the village where she passed her entire life. Of a loving and charitable disposition , her thoughts seem to have been chiefly directed to projects connected with the church and the cause of religious education, and indeed to all the varied means and institutions whose aims are to relieve the poor, the sick, and the distressed. It was, we believe, largely due to Miss Alston's generosity that the parishioners obtained in recent years a new burial ground and parish room at little or no cost to themselves.
The deceased lady was of an unusually bright and cheerful disposition, and was ever to receive with a kindly welcome (though to say the least the intrusions must often have been very inconvenient), the many strangers who knocked at her door, and who wished to view the quaint old house in which she lived.
Hers was in short a bright, beautiful, sunny life, passed in the quiet retirement of a country village, where her one aim was to do good, and to increase as far us lay in her power the happiness of all around her.
The funeral took place yesterday (Friday), and we shall hope to give a brief account of the ceremony in our neat issue.
It is interesting to note that the late Miss Alston's grandfather, Mr. Samuel Alston, commenced practising as an attorney-at-law in Nayland in 1748, when he succeeded his father-in-law, Mr. Jacobus Vanderzee who appears to have settled in Nayland in 1728. Mr. Alston was in due course Succeeded in the business by his son George and his grandson Samuel. The last named gentleman died in 1887, and with him came to an end the family line of lawyers, who had practised in the village and neighbourhood for the long span of 159 years.
Obituary Book 1 E L Fenn 1998.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 7 Jun 1841, Court St Nayland. Margaret is recorded as a spinster aged 25 born SFK

2. Census: England, 30 Mar 1851, Town St Nayland Suffolk. Margaret is described as a daughter unmarried, an annuitant aged 37, born Nayland.

3. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, 33 Court St Nayland SFK. Margaret is recorded as a sister unmarried aged 47 born Nayland

4. Census: England, 2 Apr 1871, Nayland SFK. Margaret is recorded as a sister aged 57 born Nayland

5. Census: England, 3 Apr 1881, 9 Court St Nayland SFK. Margaret is described as a sister, aged 67, born in Nayland.

6. Census: England, 5 Apr 1891, 39 Court St Nayland SFK. Margaret is recorded as head of house single aged 77 living on own means born Nayland SFK There were also two servants recorded

7. Census: England, 31 Mar 1901, High St Nayland. Margaret is recorded as head of house single aged 87 living on own means born Nayland SFK. A cook and a housemaid are also recorded.

951. Maria ALSTON [2] (George766, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 19 Jul 1815, was baptised on 12 Sep 1815 in Nayland SFK, died on 21 Mar 1871 in Nayland SFK aged 55, and was buried in Nayland SFK.

General Notes:
A portrait of Maria dated 1851 and silhouette dated 1837 in the possession of E L Fenn Auckland NZ 1998. Miniature in the possession of the estate of Alison Redman late of Notley Farm Broughton Hampshire.

On Tuesday week, at Nayland, by the Rev H.T. Liveing, Thomas Harrold Fenn, Esq., of Rushall, Wilts, son of Mr Robert Fenn, of Crowfield, to Maria, youngest daughter of the late George Alston, Esq.
Ref: Suffolk Chronicle of 30 May 1840

On the 19th inst at Nayland Thomas Harrold Fenn Esq. of Rushall Wilts. to Marie youngest daughter of the late George Alston esq. of Nayland.
Bury and Norwich Post 27th May 1840.

Weddings
19th inst., at Nayland, by Rev H T Liveing, Thos Harrold Fenn, of Rushall, Wilts., Esq., to Maria, youngest daughter of the late George Alston, Esq.
Ipswich Journal 23 May 1840.

Witness's at their marriage were: Robert Liveing Fenn, Samuel Alston, Margaret Alston. Married by Henry Thomas Liveing Curate of Polstead. They were both aged 24 yrs.
List of guests in order of procession S Alston & Miss M Alston, T* Fenn & Mrs Alston, R Fenn & Mrs Fenn, Misses Alston, Foaker, Liveing, F Liveing, E Sims, E Tiffin, Mr E Liveing & Mrs Harrold, Mr Harrold & Mrs Ambrose, Mr Ambrose & Mrs C Liveing, Mr C Liveing & Miss M Sims, Mr T Ambrose & Miss E Liveing, Mr H Tiffin & Miss Barker, Mr F Sims & Miss M Tiffin, Mr G Sims & Miss H Tiffin, Mr Boldero & Miss S A Liveing Robert Liveing & Anna Liveing.
[* might be J]

Maria was a legatee under the will of her aunt Philadelphia Vanderzee

Maria died 12 days before the 1871 census, many of the family are found gathered at her home in Bear St on census day.

Nayland.
Funeral of Mrs Fenn.
The funeral of this much respected lady (widow of the late T. H. Fenn Esq., surgeon) took place on Saturday last. The shops were all closed, and every feeling of regret and sympathy was shewn. Two sermons were preached on the following Sunday in reference to the melancholy event, in the morning by the Rev C. Smythes, from Romans,viii chapter, 18th verse. In the afternoon by the Rev J. Honeybun, from Revelations, xi chapter, 16th and 17th verses, to a large congregation. The loss of this much esteemed lady will be greatly felt. She was always ready to contribute to any good cause and to relieve the sick and needy. The poor will lament the loss of a very sincere friend. And others who had the privilege of her acquaintance will miss her valued society. Her many acts of charity which for many years have been so freely bestowed will be her best and most lasting monument.
Ref: Ipswich Journal 1 April 1871.

Grave in St James Nayland Churchyard reads following T H Fenn "Also Maria his wife died March 21st 1871 aged 56 "for so he giveth his beloved sleep"

Administration of the effects of Maria Fenn late of Nayland SFK who died 21 Mar 1871 at Nayland granted Bury St Edmunds 20 Apr 1871 to Edward L Fenn MD of Nayland son. Personal effects proved under L10,000

Research Notes:
Maria may have had a further child Henrietk? who died in infancy.

Research into the persons recorded in the Fenn Family Album.
Rev N K McLeod Rector of St Marys-on-the-Rock Ellon Buchan Scotland. FFA1 & 7
Author of The Churches of Buchan 1890 (PDF copy on file)
Image also of Ellon Parsonage. FFA7.

Mr E F Fisher FFA2 - perhaps Edward F Fisher solicitor of Clare Suffolk 1865.
Mr W H Sams & family FFA4 - perhaps William Henry Sams Solicitor & Commissioner for Oaths High St Clare Suffolk 1865. Also of Ixworth
Ref: http://historyofsuffolk.co.uk/Clare/Clare1865Traders.shtml

Rev Thomas C Haddon 1861 Census Gt Yarmouth aged 59 a Perpetual Curate bn Olney BKM Wife Emma 46. Daughter Rosa J Haddon aged 16 bn Truthorpe Norfolk

Admiral Milne : http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Admiral_Milne,_French_Navy_-_NARA_-_530089.jpg

Rev Charles Birch FFA5 was the Rector of Wiston (by Nayland SFK) Margaret E A Birch was his daughter.
Ref: http://archive.org/stream/briefaccountofpa00birc#page/n7/mode/2up

Rev William Jones of Nayland, was a man of vast learning and sound piety, and one of the most prominent churchmen of his time.

Other Records

1. Maria Alston: Images, Born 1815 Died 1871.

2. Census: England, 7 Jun 1841, Rushall WIL. Maria is described as aged 25 not born in Wilshire

3. Maria & Thomas's Children: Annie V, Edward L, Isabella F, Theodore G, Lucy V, Catherine M., Pastel by Sydney Buck.

4. Maria's Letters: To Catherine Liveing nee Downing, Dated 12 Apr 1870, 29 Apr 1870, 24 Nov 1870.
Nayland
April 12, 1870
My dear Catherine
I was very glad to see your handwriting again for we have not heard anything about you since you had been at Hastings. I am glad you got through your journey comfortably - I have not been to Hastings - I am glad you you are able to give a good account of yourself Addie and Elizabeth, I am sorry poor Harriet is still
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troubled with boils - we are expecting Katie home tomorrow I believe the marriage will take place on the 30th of June as Herbert would be sorry to refuse a good appointment should one be offered to him before the expiry of his years leave and they start off all their heavy luggage two months before they sail to China that they may find it there on their arrival.
Isabella I think will stay at Kensington two days with Kate next month to help choose the necessary things for her trousseau - Annie and her baby are both well the little boy enjoys Miss Bottle, Annie cannot supply him with milk Mr Birch baptised him last Thursday Annie was afraid to let Mrs Hunny . . . . . take him as they have still the remains of scarlet fever in their
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house, the little boy is named George Edward Basil Edw: Isabella and Willie Hand are the godparents we expected Mrs Hunt but she had a bad head ache and unable to travel - Ernest came home on Friday in capital spirits having passed his examination at the College of surgeons, it is a great relief and satisfaction to us all that he has got through - Tom has been much the same the last two or three months he gets out occasionally for a drive and has been once or twice lately to see Mrs Smith of Newton who is poorly - I do not think he has gained much strength lately and cannot do more now than he did a few months since, every now and then he has neuralgic attacks but not too violent as they were in the earlier part of his illness - he soon gets fatigued and I scarcely know if he will be able to undertake the long journey down to Portishead where he proposes going the end of May to stay with me Arkell's(?).
Give our kind love to all your party
Believe me
My dear Catherine
Your affectionate cousin
Maria Fenn
Poor Mr Tweed marries the 10th of next month
Origional E L Fenn archive 2005

Nayland
April 29, (1870)
My dear Catherine
Thank you for your kind letter I suppose this will find you at Queen Anne Street and I hope you are all better for your stay at Hastings - you had nice weather the greater part of your
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stay there - the dear little baby boy in our house is a great pleasure and comfort to us, he and Miss Mamma sleep in my room and take from me my feelings of loneliness in a great measure - he is a healthy quiet little fellow and is getting now quite plump - one of the last letters my dear Tom wrote was to you just before dinner he asked me if I had answered the question in your letter why Annie did not go to Halifax and finding I had not he said he would add a line*. Although the pain in his face had been troublesome the last few days he had been very cheerful, enjoyed his drive to Newton and a long chat with Mr and Mrs Smith on the Monday - on drive home he told me all he wished to do in regard to Kates marriage and was very pleased with the letter he had just received from Herbert and talked cheer . . . . .
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of her future. Tuesday evening he looked over Ernest's note books and was very pleased with them and joked with him about his medical knowledge and in an hour and a half afterwards he was seized with apoplexy and died so quietly we did not know when he drew his last breath.
With kind love to all
Believe me my dear Catherine
Your affectionate cousin
Maria Fenn
Origional E L Fenn archive 2005
Written in a steady hand on black-edged notepaper.
*See Thomas Fenn's notes.

Nayland
November 24 (1870)
My dear Catherine
I was sorry to hear from the girls that you were beginning to feel sadly before they left Queen Anne Street but I hope that change to Hastings will set you right again. My girls enjoyed their
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visit to you very much and they both look very much better for the change. Edward is gone up to London for a few hours today - everybody is so healthy here now that he can manage to get away for a short time - if I was not an in-door-patient I should be a profitable one for him as I cannot get rid of my rheumatism or neuralgia it keeps flying about from place to place - the girls thought our Baby very much grown he is a fine boy Annie weighed him the other day - his weight was 21 pounds.
With kind love to all
Believe me
Your very affectionate cousin
Maria Fenn
Origional E L Fenn archive 2005
On small black-edged notepaper.

5. Census: England, 30 Mar 1851, Bear St Nayland SFK. Maria is recorded as a wife aged 35 born Nayland SFK

6. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, An Inn 3 Halfmoon St Sherborne DOR. Maria is described as a boarder married aged 45 of Independant means born Nayland SFK. Was Maria visiting her son Edward then a pupil at Sherborne School ?

Maria married Dr Thomas Harrold FENN M.R.C.S. [1], son of Capt Robert FENN [198] and Harriet LIVEING [227], on 19 May 1840 in Nayland SFK. Thomas was born in 1815, was baptised on 27 Mar 1815 in Coddenham SFK, died on 13 Apr 1870 in Nayland SFK aged 55, and was buried in Nayland SFK.

General Notes:
Thomas was apprenticed to Dr Edward Liveing Nayland 1833-38 then Barts. L.S.A. 3 May 1838, MRCS 1838. First lived Rushall Wilts after his marriage, then lived at "Stourbank" Nayland which he rented from his uncle Edward Liveing. Described in medical records as; "a most precise man, did a good practice, but very unfit for it as he was very deaf, quite the old fashioned gentleman with his white shirt, tie and stock". Practiced for 27 years in Nayland.

Merchant Taylors School Register 1827.
Thomas Harrold Fenn, b 15 Dec 1815, s of Robert and Harriett, schoolmaster, Harleigh, Suffolk.

Enquiry with Merchant Taylors School in 2009:
Dear Mr. Fenn,
We have records of Thomas H. Fenn as born 15,12.1815 M.T.S 1827-31 with 2 terms in the Sixth Form. No further details under his entry in the 1561-1934 Register published in 1936
Geoffrey Brown

The Ipswich Journal Saturday, 31 March 1838.
Appointment.
Mr Thomas Harrold Fenn, of Nayland, in this County was admitted a member of the Royal College of Surgeons on Friday the 16th inst.

Colchester Medical Society Records;
Elected 15 Aug. 1843.
President 1852

Nayland.
On Thursday evening, the fourth inst., a lecture was delivered by T. H. Fenn Esq., on "The Circulation of the Blood". After some observations on the muscles generally, and the heart as one of them, together with the blood as the fountain of life, the lecturer explained separately the actions of the muscles and ventricles of the heart, as also the attendant tubes, both arterial and venous. The difference between the lesser or pulmonary, and the greater war systematic circulation, was the next elucidated. The valves of the heart were then noticed, and subsequently, the action of the air on the blood in the lungs, shewing its effect in converting venous blood into arterial. Several arguments were adduced to shew that Harvey's discovery of the circulation was founded on fact, viz., that the circulation in the arteries is from the heart, in the veins towards it. An explanation of the system of blood vessels in reptiles and fishes followed, and the lecturer concluded his able and interesting address by elucidating, in the dissection of a bullocks heart, several points before dwelt on. The lecture was illustrated by means of large and well executed drawings. We understand the same gentleman has promised another lecture, on "The Hand and Fore Extremities of Animals".
Ref: Ipswich Journal Saturday 13 January 1849.

Glimpses into the life of a village Surgeon:
Fatal Accident
This is a report on the inquest into the death of Robert Bond before Harry Wayman Esq Coroner.
Thomas Harrold Fenn, surgeon, of Nayland, sworn ' Last night, about 9:30 o'clock, in consequence of being sent for, I went to the house in Stoke where the deceased resides. He was sitting in a chair in a state of insensibility. He was suffering from the effects of a fracture upon the base of his skull, which extended into the right year; blood was running from the year will stop there was also dislocation of his neck which must have proved fatal; the immediate cause of his death was the pressure upon the brain occasioned by the fracture
Ref: The Suffolk Chronicle; or Weekly General Advertiser & Country Express. Saturaday the 10 June 1843.

Suicide at Great Horkesley.
This reports that George Wenlock, blacksmith, was to shoe a horse for Thomas (Fenn), he is reported to have risen at 5:30 a.m. but at 6 a.m. when the horse was brought to be shod he was found hanged in his kitchen, and medical assistance was to no avail.
Ref: extracted from Ipswich Journal Saturday 13 March 1852.

Accident from Firearms.
Mr Deives was shot by his friend Mr Herbert Wyles while rabbit shooting however "Mr Fenn surgeon Nayland, being sent for, succeeded in extracting several shots from the back part of the man's head, and we are glad to say the patient is doing well"
Ref: Ipswich Journal Saturday 13 May 1854.

Colchester - Melancholy Occurrence.
A carpenter named Jeremiah Cobney, aged 42, cut his throat. "Mr Fenn, surgeon of Nayland was promptly in attendance, and sewed up the frightful wound, but gave no hope of the patient's recovery, as he had completely cut a piece out of his windpipe".
Ref: Ipswich Journal Saturday won July 1854.

Felonious Assault at Stoke by Nayland
Frederick Jones aged 16 is charged with abusing Emma Osborne, she being between the age of 10 and 12 years." The prisoner pushed her down and committed the abominable offence of which he stood charged. Mr Fenn, surgeon, Stoke by Nayland, who was sent for, described the girls state, which left no doubt as to the commission of the offence"
The Jury found Jones guilty and after a tongue lashing by the magistrate he was sentenced to 18 months prison with hard labour, only his age saved him from a long period of penal servitude.
Ref: Ipswich Journal Saturday 6 August 1859.

Fatal accident at Stoke by Nayland.
On Thursday an inquest was held before J Green Esq deputy coroner at the Angel Inn, Stoke by Nayland, on the body of a child named Henry Scowen aged 2 years. The child was run over by a cart at Hall Farm. Thomas Harrold Fenn, of Nayland, surgeon, deposed: on Tuesday last, about 11 o'clock, I saw the deceased child on the ground at Tendring Hall farm. It was bleeding from the nose and ears, and was quite dead. On examination I found that the skull was fractured from one ear to the other, and above the left ear was the mark of a wheel having passed over. The child's death was no doubt caused by that injury. Verdict of accidental death.
Ref: Bury and Norwich Post 19 August 1862.

DAILY NEWS Friday March 28th 1856
NORFOLK CIRCUIT.-
DAILY NEWS. Sunday March 30th 1856
BURY ST. EDMUNDS.
[Before the Lord Chief Justice Jervis.]
CHILD MURDER-Emma MUSSETT, a married woman, was charged with the wilful murder of her male infant, at Nayland, on the 29th of February. The prisoner is the wife of a labouring man at Nayland, and for some time before the 29th of February had been observed by her neighbours to be in the family way.
She did not deny that she was enceinte, and stated that she expected to be confined in May. On the afternoon of the 29th of February she sent for Mrs Pressney and Mrs. Oakes, two of her neighbours, and requested them to clean up the house. From what they observed, Mr. Fenn, a local surgeon, expressed his conviction, after examining her, that she had been delivered of a child. She at first denied it, but afterwards opened, a box and produced. the dead body of an infant, which, she said. was still-born. It was a full-grown child, but had sustained severe injury on the head. The principal questions for the jury were -first; whether the child was born alive; and, secondly, whether the injuries observed on it were inflicted intentionally or accidentally. The medical evidence was, therefore, especially important Mr. Fenn, surgeon, was examined, and having described the injuries on the head, the state of the lungs, heart, &c, he gave it as his opinion, formed after a most careful investigation , that the child had been laid down, and direct violence applied to the left side of the bead. The injuries might have been caused by the old brick found by the police in the house with blood and hair upon it. The prisoner asserted that the blood and hair were those of a rabbit which she had killed, but he (Mr. Fenn) had carefully examined them with a microscope, &c , and found they presented a marked difference to those of a rabbit. On the whole, he was decidedly of opinion that the child was born alive, and came to its death by violence. Mr. Duncan, another surgeon, gave similar evidence,. He believed death was caused by part of the parietal bone being driven into me brain. The injuries were too great to have been produced by a fall
The Chief Justice, in summing up the evidence produced, said- If the jury believed that the child was born alive, and that the unfortunate prisoner killed it, then whatever might be the consequences they must find her guilty of murder ; if they thought that it was born dead, the would be guilty of the offence of concealing the birth . At the same time they must not find her guilty of concealing the birth, in order to escape the responsibility of finding her guilty of murder. The jury, after a short deliberation , returned a verdict of Wilful Murder against the prisoner. The Chief Justice, in passing sentence, said his duty was most painful, but at the same time plain and simple. It would rest with others, in whose hands the merciful prerogative of the crown was vetted, to take the prisoners case hereafter into consideration; he could only pass upon her the awful sentence of death. The prisoner, who had suffered throughout the proceedings from a fit of trembling, to which, it was said, she was continually subject, heard the dread sentence, which was pronounced in the usual terms, without making any exclamation, and was removed in a kind of stupor.

A letter dated 29 April 1870 from his wife Maria to C M Liveing describes his death "Tues evening he looked over Ernest's note books and was very pleased with them and joked with him about his medical knowledge, and in an hour and half afterwards was seized with apoplexy, and died so quietly we did not know when he drew his last breath"

Ipswich Journal Saturday, 23 April 1870.
Deaths.
Fenn 13th inst., at Nayland, Colchester, aged 54, Thomas Harrold Fenn, surgeon.

Bury and Norwich Post Tuesday, 26 April 1870.
Nayland.
The late Mr T.H. Fenn: This village has sustained a heavy loss by the death of one of its worthiest inhabitants, Mr Thomas Harrold Fenn, who has resided here for the last 27 years as a medical practitioner of great skill and ability. The announcement of his death on Wednesday, the 13th inst., cast quite a gloom over the village, and at the funeral on Tuesday last all the shops were closed and a large concourse of people from the village and neighbourhood assembled to show their respect for his memory.

His will dated 4 Oct 1869 was proved 11 May 1870 at Bury, it was under L12000. His wife Maria and son Edward were appointed executors. Maria was the sole beneficiary.

Thomas's grave in St James Churchyard Nayland reads Thomas Harrold Fenn M.R.C.S. died April 13th 1870 aged 54 "for so he giveth his beloved sleep"
Portrait by Sydney Buck dated 1851 in possession of E L Fenn Auckland 1999.

Research Notes:
Wedding Guests at the Marriage of Thomas Fenn and Maria Alston in order of procession:
Mr S Alston - Miss M Alston
Mr T Fenn - Mrs Alston
Mr R Fenn - Mrs Fenn

Miss Alston - Miss Foaker
Miss Liveing - Miss F Liveing
Miss E Simas - Miss E Tiffen

Mr E Liveing - Mrs Harrold
Mr Harrold - Mrs Ambrose
Mr Ambrose - Mrs C Liveing
Mr C Liveing - Miss M Sims
Mr T Ambrose - Miss E Liveing
Mr H Tiffen - Miss Barker
Mr F Sims - Miss M Tiffen
Mr G Sims - Miss H Tiffen
Mr Boldero - Miss S A Liveing
Robert Liveing - Anna Liveing.
Ref: Dr Edward L Fenns book of notes pg 67

Thomas had his family painted in pastels in their youth by Sydney Buck artist, son of Adam Buck artist. Sydney exhibited R.A. 1839 - 1849, he specialised in landscapes, minatures, and domestic subjects. (Dict of Brit miniature painters)

A large King James Bible was given to Thomas & Maria "with their Uncle Henry's most affectionate regards 19 May 1840" presumably as a wedding present. Their children's details are entered into it. Uncle Henry may be Rev Thomas Henry Liveing b.1805. This bible was given to Nayland Parish Church by Dr Charles Fenn in 1943, where it was used until it was returned to the family many years later. Now in the possession of E L Fenn 2000. Ref B/35

The 1860's Log Books of the Nayland School show members of the Fenn family were frequent visitors, listening to the children recite, or helping with needlework etc. The names mentioned were Mr. T.H. Fenn, and Miss Lucy and Miss Kate Fenn

D J Halliday in a lecture given to the Nayland/Wissington Conservation Soc. 11 June 1991 says;
"Bear House or Stourbank as it was known then, . was sold in 1873 to Dr Henry Drake Palmer by Dr Edward Liveing Fenn, when he left Nayland to join a practice in Richmond Surrey".

A2A Ipswich RO Nayland Land etc Fenn HA/108 Rowley Tendring Hall

Many of the family photographs in this record are from an album belonging to Thomas and Maria's family which was lost on the mid 20th C. It was rediscovered intact in the possession of a photo and card collector, David May of Brick Lane Great Horksley who had bought it at the sale of Alston Court in 1968 and Edward L Fenn was gratefully able to purchase it back into the family. Thank you David, who has sadly now died - 2010.

Other Records

1. Dr Thomas Harrold Fenn: Merchant Taylors School, Thomas, His Watch and Grave, 1815 1870.

2. Census: England, 7 Jun 1841, Rushall WIL. Thomas is described as a surgeon aged 25 not born Wiltshire.
Also in the house were Robert Barns aged 25 surgeons assistant not born in Wiltshire and two servants.

3. Census: England, 30 Mar 1851, Nayland SFK. Thomas is recorded as a 35 yr old General Practitioner born at Coddenham. living at Stourbank Nayland with his wife and household comprising six children, a Doctors Assistant, an Apprentice, four servants: Frederick Branch gardener, Maria Griggs nursemaid, Elizabeth Griggs housemaid, Elizabeth Cook cook, and a visitor one Francis Torlesse [145] a 19 year old woman born in Tasmania of independent means.

4. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, 43 Bear St Nayland SFK. Thomas is described as head of house married aged 45 General Practitioner MRCS LAC born Coddenham

5. Letter Dr Thomas Fenn: To Catherine Liveing nee Downing, Dated 13 Apr 1870.
A letter to Catherine Mary Liveing.
13 April 1870 (shortly before Thomas's death.)
My Dear Aunt
I enquired of Maria what reasons she gave in answer to your saying why Annie had determined not to fulfil her intention of going out to Halifax and she tells me that she quite forgot to answer the question. I rather suspect that the loss of the City of Boston which had on board Captain and Mrs Stirling and their baby and nurse (through whose return home George got his appointment to the Royal Alfred) produced some degree of shock and fright upon Annie had much to do with her determination and secondly Annie having no milk whatever after affording her baby two meals would have left the little boy very much in the lurch for want of babies ? food and thirdly the difficult position in which it would have placed her personally - and fourthly the uncertainty where the Royal Alfred would be docked for necessary repairs to her machinery whether in
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an American or English dockyard all combined to determine her not to go out this year: perhaps also Kate's marriage and departure for China for five years may have given some weight to her decision. I do not know how George will take it but I hope patiently as all the reasons are good ones and not capricious - we ourselves have had scarcely anything to do in the matter and have scarcely ever alluded to it except as regards the baby's sustenance. I feel quite satisfied about Mr Giles and I think Katie's prospects a happy one as they will start very fairly and if health is vouchsafed them the progress is humanly speaking certain and not slow and Mr Giles is eminently qualified to take advantage of opportunities.
Love to you all and extreme joy to find you so much recovered
Ever affectionately
T H Fenn
Thomas always referred to Catherine Mary Liveing as Aunt although she was his wifes first cousin.
Origional E L Fenn archive 2005
.

6. Nayland surrounding Villages & River Stour: 1885 1900.
Courtesy National Library of Scotland.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1181 F    i. Annie Vanderzee FENN [4] was born on 25 Mar 1841 in Rushall WIL, was baptised on 6 May 1841 in Rushall WIL, died on 27 Feb 1922 in St Lawrence Rectory Norwich aged 80, and was buried in Nayland Burial Ground.

+ 1182 F    ii. Isabella Frances Louisa FENN [6] was born on 23 Jul 1842 in Rushall WIL, was baptised on 30 Aug 1842 in Rushall WIL, died on 6 Sep 1927 in Southbourne HAM aged 85, and was buried in Lanteglos by Fowey CON.

+ 1183 M    iii. Dr Edward Liveing FENN M.D. [3] was born on 20 Aug 1843 in Stourbank Nayland SFK, was baptised on 6 Oct 1843 in Nayland SFK, died on 8 Dec 1907 in Nayland SFK aged 64, and was buried in Nayland Burial Ground.

+ 1184 F    iv. Catherine Maria (Kate) FENN [7] was born on 30 Sep 1844 in Nayland SFK, was baptised on 29 Oct 1844 in Nayland SFK, died on 24 Dec 1882 in Pagoda Anchorage Foochow China. aged 38, and was buried in Pagoda Anchorage Foochow China.

+ 1185 M    v. Lieut R.N. Theodore George FENN [8] was born on 19 Jun 1846 in Nayland SFK, was baptised on 5 Aug 1846 in Nayland SFK, died on 20 Dec 1889 in Dunedin Otago NZ aged 43, and was buried is in Southern Cemetery Dunedin N.Z.

+ 1186 F    vi. Lucy Vanderzee FENN [12] was born on 30 Jan 1848 in Nayland SFK, was baptised on 20 Apr 1848 in Nayland SFK, died on 21 Oct 1909 in Kent England aged 61, and was buried in Nayland Burial Ground.

+ 1187 M    vii. Col Ernest Harrold FENN M.R.C.S. C.I.E. [15] was born on 16 Feb 1850 in Nayland SFK, was baptised on 24 Mar 1850 in Nayland SFK, died on 24 Nov 1916 in Hagley Lodge Hagley Worcester aged 66, and was buried in Churchill Graveyard.

+ 1188 F    viii. Margaret Henrietta Alston FENN [17] was born on 12 Jan 1852 in Nayland SFK, was baptised on 15 Feb 1852 in Nayland SFK, died on 15 Apr 1852 in Nayland SFK, and was buried on 21 Apr 1852 in Nayland SFK.

952. Samuel ALSTON [951] (Samuel767, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 11 May 1800 and died on 6 Oct 1825 aged 25.

General Notes:
Samuel was unmarried. Born 1.20am Died 8.30am



953. Maria ALSTON [952] (Samuel767, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 21 Oct 1805 in Leicester, died on 1 May 1873 in Weymouth Dorset aged 67, and was buried on 6 May 1873 in Radipole Dorset.

General Notes:
Maria was born 8.20am a twin, the other child was stillborn.

She was a legatee under her fathers will

Other Records

1. Census: England, 7 Jun 1841, Giggleswick YKS. Maria is recorded as aged 30 born Yorkshire

2. Census: England, 30 Mar 1851, Giggleswick YKS. Maria is recorded as a wife married aged 45 born Leicester Leicestershire

3. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, Little Ellingham Norfolk. Maria is recorded as a wife married aged 55 born Leicester

4. Census: England, 2 Apr 1871, Tor Moham Devon. Maria is recorded as a wife aged 65 born Leicester

Maria married Rev Rowland INGRAM M.A. [953], son of Rev Dr Rowland INGRAM [8260] and Mary SHAFTO [9681], on 28 Oct 1830 in St Martins Church Leicester. Rowland was born on 10 Sep 1803 in Giggleswick YKS, was baptised on 16 Oct 1803 in Giggleswick YKS, died on 14 May 1880 in 16 Addison Gds LND aged 76, and was buried on 19 May 1880 in London Necropolis LND.

Marriage Notes:
Alternative marriage date 11 Nov 1830

General Notes:
Rowland Ingram
College:PEMBROKE
Entered:Michs. 1822
Died:14 May 1880
Adm. pens. (age 17) at PEMBROKE, June 15, 1821. [Elder] s. of [the Rev.] Rowland (above), Head Master of Giggleswick School, Yorks. B. there. School, Giggleswick. Matric. Michs. 1822. Migrated to Trinity, Jan. 27, 1823; B.A. 1826; M.A. 1830. Ord. deacon, 1827; priest, 1828. R. of Wickenby, Lincs., 1832. C. of Giggleswick, Yorks., 1834-9; V. there, 1839-53. P.C. of Walsham-le-Willows, Suffolk, 1859-60. R. of Great and Little Ellingham, Norfolk, 1860-72. Chaplain to the Earl of Carnwath. Married, Nov. 11, 1830, Maria, only dau. of Samuel Alston, Esq., of Leicester. Resided latterly at Hillside Cottage, Andover, Hants. Died May 14, 1880, in London. Father of Delaval S. (1858). (Giggleswick Sch. Reg.; Crockford; Foster, Index Eccles.; The Times, May 19, 1880.)
Ref: Cambridge University Alumni, 1261-1900

Rowland was from Wing Rutland, later Rector of Great with Little Ellingham Norfolk.

Alston arms exist in Chancel window of Little Ellingham Church.

Rowland was a legatee under his father-in-law's will.

Harriett Sherwood Graham
Estimated birth year: abt 1825
Age: 50
Spouse: Rowland Ingram
Spouse Age: 72
Record Type: Marriage
Event Date: 7 Dec 1875
Parish: Holy Trinity, Paddington
Borough: Westminster
Father Name: William Graham
Spouse Father: Rowland Ingram
Register Type: Parish Register

Research Notes:
The Ingram family are sourced from Stemmata Alstoniana

Other Records

1. Census: England, 7 Jun 1841, Giggleswick YKS. Rowland is recorded as aged 35 a clergyman born Yorkshire. In the house also were a governess and three servants.

2. Census: England, 30 Mar 1851, Holywell Toft Giggleswick YKS. Rowland is recorded as head of house married aged 47 Chaplain to the Earl of Cornwath & Vicar of Giggleswick M.A. born Giggleswick Yorkshire. Plus four servants

3. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, Little Ellingham Norfolk. Roland is recorded as Head of house married aged 57 Rector of Lt Ellingham born Giggleswick YKS. Plus three servants

4. Census: England, 2 Apr 1871, Tor Moham Devon. Roland is recorded as Head of house married aged 67 Rector of Little Ellingham (Norfolk) born Yorkshire.

5. Holywell Toft Giggleswick West Yorkshire: Rowland built Holywell Toft in the later years of his incumbency as Vicar of St Alkelda Giggleswick YKS.
Image courtesy D Thomson - 2017

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1189 F    i. Maria INGRAM [979] was born on 1 Oct 1831 in Wing Rutland and died in 1917 aged 86.

+ 1190 F    ii. Catherine INGRAM [980] was born on 26 Nov 1832 in Leicester, died on 8 Nov 1888 in Newnhan Cambridge CAM. aged 55, and was buried in Cambridge CAM.

+ 1191 F    iii. Frances INGRAM [981] was born on 15 Mar 1834 and died on 2 Sep 1834.

+ 1192 F    iv. Henrietta INGRAM [982] was born on 13 Mar 1835 in Settle YKS and died circa 1928 aged about 93.

+ 1193 M    v. Samuel Alston INGRAM [954] was born on 17 Feb 1837 in Settle YKS and died on 21 Nov 1915 in Rockhampton QLD aged 78.

+ 1194 F    vi. Anna INGRAM [983] was born on 10 Nov 1838 in Giggleswick YKS and died on 5 Dec 1852 aged 14.

+ 1195 M    vii. Rev Delaval Shafto INGRAM [965] was born on 22 Oct 1840 in Giggleswick YKS and died on 25 Jul 1920 in Tonbridge KEN aged 79.

+ 1196 F    viii. Sarah INGRAM [984] was born on 19 Oct 1844 in Giggleswick YKS, died Jun Qtr 1928 in Bournemouth DOR aged 83, and was buried on 11 May 1928 in St Ann Radipole DOR.

954. Sarah Ann MACKROW [13768] (Ann EAST776, Anne ALSTON of Groton587, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in 1788 and died on 28 May 1843 in Boxford SFK aged 55. The cause of her death was a fever.

General Notes:
Sarah Ann was listed as the proprieter of the White Hart Boxford in 1830

When Sarah re-married in 1830 to bachelor William Parmister, the witnesses were James and Elizabeth Wetherhog. James Wetherhog was a landowner in Boxford who rented land to William Atterton (one of Thomas's and Sarah's children) in 1841 as a malt house. Sarah continued to take in the poor after Thomas's death. One source had Sarah giving disturbments from Lady Day to Lady Day 1822 to 1823 to 12 houses of 100.

Sarah died at Cox Farm Boxford SFK

Sarah married Thomas ATTERTON [13769], son of Thomas ATTERTON [13774] and Ann SMITH [13775], on 26 Sep 1810 in Boxford SFK. Thomas was born in 1785, died on 20 Jul 1825 in Boxford SFK aged 40, and was buried on 26 Jul 1825 in St Mary Boxford SFK.

Marriage Notes:
They were married by Licence
Marriage of Thomas Atterton (1785-1825) to Sarah Ann Mackrow 26 Sept 1810.
Bond pledged for licence L200 by Thomas Atterton, Excise Offficer and a Benjamin East, Vintner both of Boxford.
Bury St Edmunds Record Office.

General Notes:
Occupation Innkeeper at time of Marriage of son 1854
Certificate of registration of District of Westham, Sub District of Leyton in the County of Essex

The evidence from baptism records and the gravestone inscription show that Thomas was a publican from at least
1811-1825. The gravestone inscription states Thomas Atterton late of the White Hart Groton.

Thomas was on the parish council in 1815 and from 1819-1925. At the annual parish meetings, 2 churchwardens, 2 overseer's of the poor, up to 3 surveyors of the highways, 2 constables and assessors of land tax (poor law) and window tax, were appointed. Thomas was at first appointed an overseer. This involved payments to parishoners caring for the poor, in their homes. Sarah his wife was paid in January 1822, L2/8s/0 for looking after Thomas Tracey and in September she was paid 1/6d.
The overseerer's job was also to give weekly out relief to the poor in the church porch after service. Also money was paid out for wood, bread or repairs. In 1815 Thomas paid out in total £201 for widows, cloth bills, funerals etc. Overseers were also responsible for the maintenance of the town oven, arranging apprenticeships and paying bounties for balloted men in the militia.
The money collected by the overseer was based on the poor law. Large land owners would pay the most. Out setters and out dwellers (people who lived outside the parish) such John Ellistone in 1803 paid £2 11shillings a year.
Thomas was an assessor of the land tax from 1819 -1825.

Deaths
Unknown Suffolk Newspaper.
On Wednesday last aged 40, Mr. Thomas Atterton of "The White Hart Inn" Groton. He lived much beloved and respected, and died deeply regretted by his family and friends.

Thomas's gravestone is found in the North East corner of St. Mary's Church in Boxford along with his wife and the three younger children Thomas, William and Saran Anne.

Research Notes:
Boxford has an old Grammar school set up by Queen Elizabeth 1st and several free schools at that time. Church of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) established a church in Boxford and Lowestoft in 1842


Children from this marriage were:

+ 1197 M    i. Thomas ATTERTON [13807] was baptised on 8 Nov 1811 in St Mary Boxford SFK, died in Apr 1813 in Boxford SFK aged 1, and was buried on 14 Apr 1813 in St Mary Boxford SFK.

+ 1198 M    ii. William ATTERTON [13808] was baptised on 15 Nov 1812 in Groton SFK, died on 25 Oct 1819 in Boxford SFK aged 6, and was buried on 30 Oct 1819 in St Mary Boxford SFK.

+ 1199 M    iii. Thomas ATTERTON [13809] was baptised on 22 Feb 1814 in Groton SFK and died in 1844 aged 30.

+ 1200 M    iv. John Henry ATTERTON [13814] was baptised on 2 Jun 1815 in Boxford SFK and died on 21 Nov 1902 in 114/44 Royal Hill Greenwich Union Workhouse aged 87.

+ 1201 F    v. Sarah Ann ATTERTON [13817] was baptised on 9 Oct 1816 in Groton SFK, died on 31 Jan 1819 in Boxford SFK aged 2, and was buried on 5 Feb 1819 in St Mary Boxford SFK.

+ 1202 F    vi. Elizabeth Eliza ATTERTON [13818] was baptised on 14 Jan 1819 in Boxford SFK.

+ 1203 M    vii. William ATTERTON [13820] was baptised on 7 Jun 1820 in Boxford SFK and died in 1841 in Groton SFK aged 21.

+ 1204 M    viii. George ATTERTON [13821] was baptised on 21 Oct 1821 in Boxford SFK.

+ 1205 F    ix. Sarah Ann ATTERTON [13823] was baptised on 16 May 1823 in Boxford SFK and died in 1856 in Sailsbury Sq LND aged 33.

+ 1206 M    x. Benjamin ATTERTON [13827] was baptised on 7 Dec 1824 in Groton SFK.

Sarah next married William PARMENTIER [13770] on 12 Nov 1830 in Groton SFK.

955. Joseph SPARROW [6952] (Martha SHANSFIELD781, Martha ALSTON597, Jacob of Wrens Polstead400, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

General Notes:
Joseph was a beneficiary of the Estate of Elizabeth Alston, he was under 21 on the 6 Oct 1779

956. William SPARROW [6953] (Martha SHANSFIELD781, Martha ALSTON597, Jacob of Wrens Polstead400, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

General Notes:
William was a beneficiary of the Estate of Elizabeth Alston, he was under 21 on the 6 Oct 1779

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