2. ALSTON Time Line 13th C  (Family Background1).
William Alston of Stisted
Ref Harts MSS No 1390 British Museum (Vide Burke).
The family of Alston is upon record so early as the reign of Edward I (1272-1307), when "William Alston of Stisted in Essex, for want of warranty of Burkscraft in Stisted did grant or confirm to John de Carpenter of Naylinghurst, so much of the better land in Stisted except his mansion house there". In that time of Edward III, Hugh Alston bore for arms, azure ten stars or four, three, two and one, which was long before coat armour was granted by patent: Henry and Robert Alston also mentioned in the Botule (?) Hundredorum as having land at Fulbourn Cambridgeshire.
In the time of Edward III.(1312-1377) HUGH ALSTON bore the arms
Azure, ten estoiles or., four, three, two, one.
This was long before coat armour was granted by patent.
N.B. Edward I was the first king since the conquest who treated the English race on terms of equality.
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The child from this marriage was:
+ 3 M i. ALSTON Timeline 14th C  .
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