THE KINGS CANDLESTICKS Alston Family History

Descendants of John Alston of Newton by Sudbury Suffolk


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20. William ALSTON Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS [2813] (Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born about 1537 in Newton SFK, died on 9 Jan 1617/18 aged about 81, and was buried on 13 Jan 1617/18 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK.

General Notes:
William was the eldest son and heir, he received the Manor of Sayham Hall and other estates under the will of his father. He was aged 80 at his death.

The Visitations of Essex 1664-1669 say:
ALSTON of Boxted/Bracted
William of Newton = ?
John of Stisted = Anne Crachrood =
Henry of Great Braxted = Elizabeth Green
Samuel s/h aet 20 in 1664. 2. Joseph. 3 Daniel. 1. Elizabeth.

ALSTON of Stisted
William of Newton = Elizabeth Hampstead
John of Stisted - Ann Chrachrood
2. Matthew. 3. William. LeStrange, gent 1664 = Hannah

1568 Green Book Suffolk - Lay Subsidy Returns.
William Alston: L10 in goods. Tax 8/4d

Suffolk PRO ref 1584/13: the assignmnt of lease from William Sidey to William Allston of Hedingham Sible co Essex yeoman of a Capital messuage and lands in Great Waldingfield.

The Manors of Biggs in Gosfield , Odewell in Gestingthorpe, Pelhams in Twinstead, Husees in Toppesfieldwere held at one time by Alston (or Alliston). A William Alston (Alliston) held the Manor of Hoseden in Gt Maplestead.

A William Alston of Newton between April and July 1589 subscribed L50 towards the defense of the country against the Spanish Armada.
Ref: East Anglian Miscellany.

Bury PRO
EXY/4/ws/70. 28 Aug 1594 William Allstone leased land in Gt Cornard from Thos Haynes (new owner)
EXY4/W1/193
22 Mar. 5 James I [1608]
Bargain and sale, Thomas Canham of Great Waldingfield, tailor, to William Alstone of Sible Hedingham, Essex, yeoman, in consideration of L100, of a messuage called Webbs with another tenement newly erected, 2 crofts pasture adjoining (6 acres) occupied by Canham in Great Waldingfield, between the green and grounds now adjoining the rectory or parsonage east; messuage and lands late of Roger Cooper now of Henry Shuger in part and lands of John Seyday called Stony Lands west; one head on the highway over against the church of Great Waldingfield in part and lands of the said Henry Shuger in part on the north; the other on lands of John Seyday, south. Signature and seal (blind) of William Allstone.
Witnesses: Thomas Alston, Richard Holborough, John Potter, William Ruffle, William Turner. '

WARD 2/62/241/127 no. iv TNA
(i) Draft of a grant by William Alston, at the request of Thomas Alston, his brother, to Thomas Foxe of Sudbury, Suffolk, inn-holder, and Agnes, his wife, of the inn called the Crown in Sudbury, Suffolk, where Thomas Foxe lives, and all the houses, buildings, yards and gardens adjoining, and one orchard called the 'Dryinge Yeard'. [c. 15 November 1592 - December 1594].
(iv) Grant by William Alston of Newton, Suffolk, yeoman, son and heir of Edward Alston, deceased, by order of an award by Sir William Waldegrave, knight, John le Hunte, Robert Goldinge, Matthew Cracherode, Thomas Waldegrave, esquires, and [Edward] Barker, gentleman, at the request of Thomas Alston, his brother, to Thomas Foxe of Sudbury, Suffolk, inn-holder, and Agnes, his wife, of a messuage or inn called the Crown in Sudbury, Suffolk, and all the houses, buildings, yards and gardens adjoining, and one orchard called the 'Dryinge Yeard'. December 1594.
WARD 2/62/241/127, no. vii TNA.
(vii) Incomplete indented quitclaim by Thomas Alston of Edwardstone, Suffolk, yeoman, by order of an award by Sir William Waldegrave, knight, John le Hunte, Robert Goldinge, Matthew Cracherode, Thomas Waldegrave, esquires, and [Edward] Barker, gentleman, to William Alston, son and heir of Edward Alston, deceased, his natural brother, of the manor of Sayham [also Siam or Saxham] Hall (details specified). [16th Century].

Stoke by W(N)ayland by Tortyse "10th yr. Jas. I. (1612) the King grants to Wm. Alston a lease of 2 thirds of the estate of Francis Mannock seized for recusaucy the same Wm. Alston leaves the same to Thomas Berner."
Alstoniana Pg 361

PRO C 2/3&4 = Court of Chancery: Six Clerks Office: Pleadings, Series I, Elizabeth I to Charles I
C 2/Eliz/A7/61 William Alston v John Linton, Robert Linton and William Emesden. Fraud etc. Messuages, lands etc. in Twinstead, Pebmarsh, Alphamstone and 'Much Henny', Essex, of which one John Linton was seised (reciting his will) Short title: Alston v Lynton etc. Between 1558 and 1603.
C 2/Eliz/B7/57 Richard Benyan of Little Coggeshall, Essex, gentleman v William Allston of Belchamp Otten, Essex, yeoman. Detention of deeds; common law suit against plaintiff for debt. Bill, two 'answers', one possibly rejoinder. Short title: Benyan v Alston 1599

WYNTERFLUDD v. ALSTON,
The bill, dated 23 May 1598, of Henry Wynterfludd of Stoke next
W(N)ayland, co. Suffolk, gent. v. William Alston, senior and junior.
The defendants hold residue of a lease of copyhold tenements in Newton, co. Suffolk, held of the manor of Newton hall, which lease was originally made by William Hoye, copyholder of the said manor to one Edward Warner of Newton, gent., 1st May 28 Elizabeth (1586). The defendants have conspired to extinguish the rent of L18 10s 0d., by procuring surrenders from the said William Hoye to one William Talbone of Assington. William Hoye had meanwhile surrendered his copyhold to John Winterfludd, complainant's father.; hence the suit.
Defendants, in their answer, deny fraud, and recount a number of transactions relative to the land, including the lease of a close in Newton to one Edward Alston, another of the sons of William Alston senior, 20 May 29 Elizabeth (1587).
Ww/760 1598
Alstoniana Pg 196

ALSTON v. DEEKE & another.
1604. Chancery B. and A. James I. A. 2. No. 44.
Bill, dated 6 February 1604, by William Allston of Otton Belchampe, co. Essex, yeoman, v. John Deeke and Thomas Harris.
About May 1602 Orator bought a messuage and land in Clare, and Stoke by Clare, co. Suffolk, of said John Deeke ; on 28 October next ensuing Orator and two of his sons, William Allstone the younger, and Edward Allstone, gave their bond for payment of the purchase money, which has been paid, but Deeke fraudulently denies satisfaction of the bond &c. &c. &c., and conspires with said Thomas Harris, who holds a mortgage of Orator.
Page 168 Alstoniana

Essex Record Office D/P 214/25/11
Parish records. BELCHAMP OTTEN, St. Ethelbert and All Saints
Level: Sub-Fonds CHARITIES
Dates of Creation 5 Sep.1687
Scope and Content:
Volume containing records of charitable benefaction and other notes on the parish. In addition to some of the deeds and awards listed above, it records other deeds not now in existence. The contents are as follows:- (a)Note of will of John Lookyer, parson of Belchamp Otten and vicar of Belchamp St. Paul, dated 1485, bequeathing 7 cows and 10 quarters of barely with 4 bushels there to "for the increase by Sudbury measure", for the use of repairs to church and of poor of Belchamp Otten; with note that in 1678 the stock of cows had been lost. (b) Note of will of John Ryce of Belchamp Otten. 1498 bequeathing a tenement called Alstons (detailed extent given) for the use of obits etc. and for use of poor.
(Continues)

William Allston made a large Will, under which each of his children and grandchildren received amounts of money and/or property.
William was the eldest son and heir, received the Manor of Sayham Hall and other estates under the will of his father. He is described as of Sible Hedingham Co. Essex and also of Sayham Hall and was born in 1537.

In the pedigree recorded in the Bedfordshire Visitation William Alston is said to have married Dorothy, daughter and co-heir of Henry Hampstead, of Halsted, Co. Essex. This statement contains as many inaccuracies as the famous one about the lobster being a red fish that crawls backwards, because William did not marry Dorothy but Margery, that her surname was Holmested not Hampstead and that she was of Maplestead in Essex and not Halstead. - Lionel Cresswell, Stemmata Alstoniana.

The inquisition post mortem of Thomas Alston Jnr. of Edwardstone (nephew of William) puts this beyond doubt by its recitation of the inheritance by the deceased Thomas from his mother Dorothy Holmested of the moiety of the Rectory and Vicarage of Great Maplestead. William Alston's will dated 30th May 1617 describes him as of Hedingham Sible and as being "all this tyme sicke in bodie but of good and perfect remembrance", revokes all former wills and recommends his soul to God and his body to decent burial by his executor. The Manor of Seyme Hall is given to his son William for life, and then to William Alston, his grandchild.

His extensive landed possessions are carefully parceled out among his children, and considerable bequests in money are also made to them. Also his grandchildren are affectionately remembered and his servants are not forgotten.

WILLIAM ALSTONE, Senior, late of Newton, co. Suffolk, yeoman.
Inquisition Post Mortem
Taken at Bury St. Edmund's, 20 August 16 James i. (1618).
Miscellaneous Pt. 6 No. 23 1618 co Suffolk
The said William Alstone was seised of the manor of Seyham (or Seyme) Hall, held of the King as of the Honour of Clare, by military service; a messuage and land in Newton, called Moundekyns, held of Sir Robert Crane of his manor of Peacock Hall in Cornard, and bought by said William of one Thomas Cooke; a messuage called Antones in Great Waldingfield, bought of Thomas Parrishe, and held of Sir Robert Crane, of Waldingfield manor ; a messuage called Baker's and land in Chilton hamlet, in the parish of Clare, bought of Giles Sheldraket held of the King, of his manor of Erburye ; a messuage and land in Boxford, held of Sir Edward Peyton, of his manor of Coddenham Hall ; and messuages and lands in Bures St. Mary, Acton, Stoke by Clare, Keddington alias Ketton, Wixhoe and Hundon.
William Alstone deceased made his will (part of which is recited) at Newton, 30 May 14 James i. (1616) by which he bequeathed the manor of Sayme Hall to his eldest son William, for life, with remainder to William, son of his said son.
He died ----January 15 Jas. i. (1618) at Newton.
William Alstone, his son and heir, was then 50 and more.
It also states that the Manor of Seyme Hall and the land occupied therewith was holden of the king as of His Honour of Clare by Knight's Service at one Knight's fee, and to be worth besides all reprises L6 13s 4d.


ABSTRACT OF THE WILL OF WILLIAM ALSTON
Yeoman of Sible Hedingham. 30 May 1616.
In the name of God, Amen: the Thirteth daye of Maye in the yeares of the Raigne of our Soveraigne Lord James by the grace of god kinge of England ffraunce and Ireland defender of the faith etc. the fowerteenth and of Scotland the Nyne and ffortieth.
I William Alston of Hedingham Sibble in the Countie of Essex yeoman (beinge all this tyme sicke in bodie but of good and perfect rememberance . . . . .
To the poor of both Sible Hedingham and Newton, Suffolk, 5 marks ( 1 mark equals 13s 4d, but was never a coin)
To my son, Peter Allston, and his heirs, free- and copy-hold properties in Boyton End in Stoke-next-Clare, Chillton, and Clare, Suffolk, purchased of John leeks, John Curd, and Ralphe Turner. Also lands in Gt & Lt Walldingfield, Suffolk, purchased of Samuel Coleman, Gent. Also properties purchased of Stephen Pillgrim in Clare. Also all cattle, farm and household stuff as he already has in his possession. Also L1430 to he paid in three equal installments at 4, 12, and 18 months after my decease. I let him off any debts to me.
To my daughter, Elizabeth. Northy, L200, to be paid in, three equal installments at 4, 12, and 18 months after my decease. Also an annuity of L10 for life from all my properties in Wickham St., Pawle, Pebmarsh, Lt. Maplestead, and Gestingthorpe, to be paid on the feasts of the Annunciation and of St. Michael. If these payments are not made, then Elizabeth Northy may enter upon these lands until her money has been recouped.
My son-in-law Rolphe Northy , is let off all his debts to me on condition that within one year of my decease he conveys to Edward Northy, his son, and his heirs, the reversion and remainder of the messuage and tenement in the occupation of Widow Langley in Maydenborough Street or St Ellins, in Colchester St. Nicholas.
To my son, John Allston and his hers: all household and farm implements crops and cattle on Bloyes Farm. SH also Awbins Farm in Boxford in the fee of Hadley, Suffolk. And the property bought of Richard Sendall & Stephen Cooke now in the occupation of John Coppin in Boxford. Also L2133 6s 8d, to be paid in three equal portions 4, 12, and 18 months after my decease. He is let off an debts to me.
To my daughter Margery Parker L200 to be paid in three equal installments at 4, 12, and 18 months after my decease. Also an annuity of L10 for life from the freehold lands purchased of Henry Jackson, John Lumpkyn and Nicholas Maffen, in Gt. & Lt. Walldingfieid, to be paid at the feasts of the Annunciation and of St. Michael. If these payments are not made then Margery Parker, may enter upon these lands untill her money has been recouped.
To my son, Edward Allston, and his heirs, all my properties in Bures St. Maries, Suffolk purchased of John Sympson, and also those in Gt. Waldingfield and Acton, Suffolk, purchased of Thomas Glover. Also L1276 13s 4d to be paid in three equal installments at 4, 12, and 18 months after my descease. He let of any debts to me. To my grandchild William Allston, eldest son of my son, William, an annuity for 10 years after my decease of L50, and for 11 years after that of L30 to be paid from my properties in Thaxted also in Wickham St. Pawle, Pebmarsh, Lt. Maplestead, Gestingthorpe, and also those purchased of Henry Jackson, John Lumpkyn, and Nicholas Maffen in Gt & Lt Walldingfield to be paid on the feasts of the Annunciation and of St Michael. If these payments are not made, then he may enter upon these lands until his money has been recouped.
To my son, Thomas Allston, and his heirs, all my properties in Thaxted aforesaid, also properties in Gt & Lt Maplestead, Gestingthorpe, Wickham St. Pawle, Pebmarsh, and Twinstead. Also properties in Gt & Lt. Walldingfield arid Mellford purchased, of Thomas Canham, Henry Jackson, Lumpkin, and Nicholas Maffen, and any other properties not otherwise bequeathed in these parishes except one property both free and copy hold purchased of Thomas Parishe the Elder in Gt Walldingfield)
To William Allston, my eldest son, my capital mansion house, Sayme Hall, and lands, in Newton and Lt Cornard, Suffolk, with all its rents and tithes, for life, and then after his decease, to his son, William Allston, and his heirs, on condition that if either William or their heirs is given a reasonable request by any of my other children or their heirs, and should they refuse to help, then any party so refused may enter upon the said lands of the Manor of Saymehall until their reasonable claims shall be met, according to the meaning of my will.
Also to my son, William, my property, late Robert Cricks, where Jeffrye Tanner dwells, in Boxford, Edwardston, and Newton, Suffolk, and that property purchased of Thomas Cooke in Newton. Also the property purchased of John Rye in the occupation of Jeffrye Tanner and Thomas Butcher in Boxford and Newton, a parcel of land called Startoppes alias Startowts in Boxford, my properties both free and copy hold in Gt. Walldingfield purchased of Thomas Parishe, and property purchased of Giles Sheldrake in Chilton or Clare now in the occupa tion of . . . . . Ling (sic). Also L1580 to be paid in three equal portions at 4, 12, and 18 months after my decease. Also all the goods in his house in Comard, the household stuff in the parlor at Saymhall, the featherbed & coverlet, cubberd, and countertable in the parlor chamber, 2 tables in the hall, brass and copper and all other brewing vessells in the brewing house, and a cisterne for wetting barley. He is also let off any debts to me.
To William Allston, my grandchild, L400, to be paid in three equal installments at 4,12, and 18 months after my decease.
To Margery Allston, the eldest daughter of my son, William, L200, and to Elizabeth Allston, one other daughter of my son, William, L20, both legacies to be paid in three equal installments at 4, 12, and 18 months after my decease.
To Ralphe, Edward, and Thomas Allston, other sons of my son, William, L190 each, Ralphe to be paid at 4 months, Edward at 12 months, and Thomas at 18 months after my decease.
Every other child of my son, William ie Joseph, Benjamin, Anne, Jacob, Jonas, and Jane Allston, L130 each upon reaching 18.
To John, Joseph, Anne, Susan, and Bridgett Allston, children of my son, Edward, L120 each upon reaching 18.
To Peter, Edward, Thomas, William, Margerie, and Elizabeth Allston, children of my son, Peter, L120 each upon reaching 18.
To LeStrange, Martha, John, Elizabeth, William, Anne, Susan Allston, and the last born son, all children of my son, John, L130 each upon reaching 18.
To Elizabeth Northy, my grandchild, and eldest daughter of my daughter, Elizabeth Northy, L170, to be paid in three installments at 4, 12, and 18 months after my decease.
To Ralphe, Edward, and Margerye, the other children of Elizabeth Northy, Ll30 each upon reaching 18.
To Augustine and Susan Parker, the children of my daughter, Margerye Parker, the wife of Augustine Parker, L120 each upon reaching 18.
To William, Thomas, Edward, and John Allston, children of my son, Thomas, L120 each upon reaching 18.
In each of the above paragraphs it is stated that should any of the beneficiaries die aged under 18, or leaving no heir, then their share of the money is to be divided equally between all other beneficiaries in that paragraph.
To William Raffle, sometime my servant, L5 13s. 4d.
I appoint my son, Thomas Allston, as my Executor, and to he and his heirs I leave all the residue of my estate, and also all my properties in Stambourne and Ashen got by a conveyance from Edward & Humfrey Roane, Gents., and Henry Gridley.
William Allston.
Witnessed by Willm. Garnham, Peter Poole, Jo. Mallowes, Simon Blomfield, Roger Warwick, Robert Poole
Proved on the 29th January 1617 by Thomas Alston son and executor in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury before John Bennet, Knight, Doctor of Laws.


THE WILL of WILLIAM ALSTON of SIBLE HEDINGHAM.
Dated 30 May 1616
In the name of God: Amen: the Thirteth daye of Maye in the yeares of the Raigne of our Soveraigne Lord James by the grace of god kinge of England ffraunce and Ireland defender of the faith etc. the fowerteenth and of Scotland the Nyne and ffortieth
I William Alston of Hedingham Sibble in the Countie of Essex yeoman (beinge all this tyme sicke in bodie but of good and perfect remembrance for the which I give vnto Allmightie god most hartie thankes) revokeinge all other
and former wills and testamentes Legacies and bequestes by me heretofore made doe make ordayne and declare this to be my last will and testament, in manner and fourme followinge, ffirste and principallye I doe humbly comend my soule into the handes of Allmightie god, hopinge and stedfastlie beleivinge throughe the deathe bloud sheddinge and resurrection of Jesus Christ my onelye saviour and Redeemer to have, free pardon and remission of all my sinnes. And my bodye I willinglye comitt to the earth to be decently buried att the discretion of my executor
Item I give to the poore people of Hedingham Sibble aforesaid the some of five markes of lawfull money of England to be distributed at the discretion of my executor
Item I give vnto the poore people of Newton in the Countie of Suff. the like somme of five markes of like money to be likewise paied at the discretion of my executor
Item I give and bequeath vnto Peter Alston my sonne and to his heires for ever All those my Messuages landes woods Tenements and hereditaments as well free and Chargehold as Coppye and Customarie hold which I late purchased of John Deeks John Curd and Ralphe Turner scituate lyeinge and beinge in Boyton and in Stoke next Clare Chillton and Clare or in any other towne hamblett or parish there nere and adjoyninge in the said Countye of Suff.: And all soe all the landes tenements and hereditamts with th appurtennces which I late purchased to me and my heires of Samuell Coleman gent scituate lyeinge and beinge in Greate Walldingfeild and Little Walldingfeild or elsewhere in the said Countye of Suff. And all soe all those landes and tenements which I late purchased of Stephen Pillgrim lyeing and beinge in Clare aforesaid in the said Countie of Suff.: To have and to hold all and singuler the said Messuages lands Tenements hereditaments and other the premises with th'appurtennces vnto the said Peter my sonne his heires and assignes for ever. All soe I give and bequeath vnto the said Peter my sonne all such Cattle howshold stuff and implements of husbandrye as he nowe hath in his handes custodye and possession And I doe all soe give and forgive vnto the said Peter all such debts sornes and some of money as the said Peter doth nowe owe vnto me
Item I give vnto the said Peter the some of one Thowsande ffower hundred and Thirtie poundes of lawfull money of England to be payd in manner and forme followinge (that is to saye) the some of ffower Hundred Threescore and sixteene poundes Thirteene shillings and ffower pence percell thereof within ffower moneths next following after my decease, and the like some of ffower hundred Threescore and Sixteene poundes Thirteene shillings and ffower pence (being allsoe one other percell thereof) within one yeare next followinge after my decease. And the like some of ffower hundred Threescore and Sixteene poundes Thirteene shillinges and ffower pence (beinge the residue of the said some of One Thousand ffowerhundred and Thirtie poundes) to bee likewise payd within eighteene monethes next after my decease
Item I give and bequeath unto Elizabeth Northye my daughter the some of Twoe hundred poundes of lawfull money of England to be payd in manner and forme followinge (that is to saye) the some of Threescore and sixe poundes Thirteene shillings and ffower pence pcell thereof within ffower moneths next after my decease, and the like some of threescore and sixe pounded Thirteene shillings and ffower pence (being one other cell thereof) within Twelve moneths next after my decease and the like some of Threescore and sixe poundes Thirteene shillings and ffower pence being the residue of the said some of Twoe hundred poundes within Eighteene monethes next after my decease Alsoe I give and bequeath unto the said Elizabeth One Annuitie or yearely Rente of Tenne poundes of lawfull money to bee yssuinge and goinge out of all my landes and Tenements whatsoever scituate lyeinge and beinge in Wickham St Pawle Pebmarsh Little Maplested and Gestingthorpe in the said Countie of Essex to be payd unto the said Elizabeth my daughter duringe the Terme of her naturall life att twoe usuall feastes in the yeare (that is to saye) att the feastes of Thannunciacon of the blessed virgin Marye and St Michaell Tharchangell by even and equall portions the first payment thereof to begin att such of the said ffeastes as shall first happen next after my decease And if yt shall happen the said Annuitie or yearely Rente of Tenne poundes or any parte thereof to be behind and unpaid att any of the said ffeastes wherein the same oughte to be payd as aforesaid That then and from thenceforth yt shall and maye be lawfull to and for the said Elizabeth or her assignes into the sayd landes and tenements, whatsoever scituate lyeinge and beinge in Wickham St Pawle Pebmarsh Little Maplested and Gestingthorpe aforesaid or any of them to enter and distreyne and the distresse and distresses there soe hadd or taken to leade drive beare or carrie awaye and the same to detayne witholde and keepe vntill the said Annuitie or yearelye Rente (with tharrerages thereof yf any be) shalbe to the said Elizabeth or her assignes fullie satisfied and payd Alsoe I doe give and forgive to Ralphe Northye my sonne in lawe all such debtes some and somes of money as the said Ralphe Northye doth nowe owe unto me vppon Condicon notwithstandinge and soe as the said Ralphe shall within one yeare next after my decease conveye and assure unto Edward Northye his sonne and to his heires the Revertion and remaynder of all that Messuage or Tenement with thappurtennce nowe in the occupation of the widdowe Langley scituate lyeing and beinge in a streete called Maydenborough streete otherwise St Ellins in the parish of St Nicholas in Colchester in the said Countie of Essex To have and to hould the said Messuage or Tenement with th appurtennces ymediately from and after the decease of the said Ralphe unto the said Edward Northye and his heires for ever
Item I give unto John Allston my sonne all my howshold stuffe and ymplements of husbandrie and all my Corne and Cattle which are remayninge and growinge all or vppon the ffarme called Bloyes scituate and beinge in Sibble Hedingham aforesaid. Allsoe I give and bequeath unto the said John my sonne and to his heires all that my Messuage or Tenement called or knowen by the name of Awbins or otherwise and all the howses buildings lands tenements and hereditaments whatsoever to the said messuage or tenement belonginge or apperteyninge or to or with the same nowe or latelye used and enioyed scituate lyeing and being in Boxforde in the ffee of Hadley in the said Countie of Suff. Allsoe I doe give and bequeath unto the said John my sonne and his heires all that my Messuage landes tenementes and hereditaments with thappurtennces which I late purchased of Richard Sendall and Stephen Cooke nowe in thoccupation of John Coppin or his assignee or assignes scituate lyeinge and beinge in Boxford aforesaid in the ffee of Hadley in the said Countie of Suff : Allsoe I doe give and bequeath unto the said John my sonne the some of Twoe thousand One hundred Thirtie and three poundes sixe shillinges and eight pence of lawfull money of England to be payd and satisfied in manner and forme followeinge (that is to saye) the some of Seaven Hundred and Eleven poundes pcell thereof within ffower monethes next after my decease and the like some of Seaven hundred and Eleven poundes (beinge one other pcell thereof) within twelve monethes next after my decease, And the some of Seaven Hundred and Eleven pounds Sixe shillings and eight pence being the residue of the said some of Twoe Thousand One hundred Thirtie and three poundes sixe shillings and eightpence within Eighteene monethes next after my decease. Allsoe I doe give and forgive unto the said John my sonne All and everie such debt some and somes of money whatsoever as he doth nowe owe unto me
Item I doe give and bequeath unto Margery Parker my daughter one Annuitie or yearelie Rente of Tenne poundes of lawfull money of England to be issuinge and goeinge out of all my freehold landes and tenements with their appurtennces which I latelie purchased of Henrye Jackson John Lumpkyn and Nicholas Maffen and everie or any of them scituate lyeinge and beinge in Greate Waldingfeild and Little Waldingfeilde in the said Countie of Suff. to be payd to the said Margerye or her assignes yearelie duringe the terme of her naturall life att Twoe usuall feastes or Termes in the yeare (that is to saye) att the ffeastes of Thannunciacon of the blessed virgin Marye and St Michaell Tharchangell by even and equall porcons the first payment thereof to begin att such of the said feastes as shall first happen next after my decease And if yt shall happen the said Annuitye or yearelie Rent of Tenne poundes or any parte thereof to be behinde and vnpayd att any of the said ffeastes wherein the same ought to be payd as aforesaid that then and from thenceforth it shall and may be lawfull to and for the said Margerye and her assignes into the said last mentioned premisses and everie parte thereof to enter and distreyne and the distresse and distresses there soe hadd and taken to leade beare drive or carrye awaye and the same to deteyne withold impounde and keepe vntill the said Annuitie or yearelie Rent with tharrerages thereof (if any bee) shalbe unto the said Margerye or her assignees fullie satisfied and payd Allsoe I give and bequeath unto the said Margerye the some of Twoe hundred poundes of lawfull money of England to be payd in manner and forme followinge (that is to saye) the some of threescore and sixe poundes Thirteene shillings and flower pence (pcell thereof) within ffower monthes next after my decease and the like some of Threescore and sire poundes thirteene shilhnges and ffower pence (beinge one other pcell thereof) within Twelve monethes next after my decease And alsoe the some of Threescore and sixe poundes thirteene shillings and ffower pence (beinge the Residue of the said somme of Twoe hundred poundes) within Eighteene monthes next after my decease
Item I give and bequeath unto Edward Allston my sonne and his heires All that my Messuage landes and tenementes with th'appurtennces lyeinge and beinge in Buers St Maries in the County of Suff. which I late purchased of John Sympson Allsoe I give and bequeath to the said Edward and his heires al those my messuages landes tenements and hereditamentes with their appurtennces which I late purchased of Thomas Glover scituate lyeinge and beinge in Great Waldingefeild aforesaid and Acton in the said Countie of Suff : Allsoe I give and bequeath unto the said Edward my sonne the some of One Thowsand Twoe hundred Threescore and sixteene poundes Thirteene shillinges and ffower pence of lawfull money of England to be payd in manner and forme followinge (that is to saye) the some of ffower hundred Twentie and ffive poundes (pcell thereof within ffower monethes next after my decease and the like some of ffower hundred and Twentie and ffive poundes (beinge one other pcell thereof) within Twelve monethes next after my decease) and the some of ffower hundred Twentie and sixe poundes thirteene shillings and ffower pence (beinge the residue of the said some of One Thowsand Twoe hundred Threescore and sixteene poundes thirteene shillings and ffower pence) within Eighteene monetbes next after my decease Allsoe I give and forgive vnto the said Edward my sonne All such debtes somes and some of money as the said Edward doth nowe owe vnto me
Item I give and bequeath vnto William Allston my grandchild the eldest sonne of William my sonne One Annuite or yearelye Rente of ffiftie poundes of lawfull money of England to be yssuinge and goeinge out of all my Messuages landes tenementes and hereditamentes whatsoever with their appurtennces scituate lyeinge and beinge in Thaxted in the said Countie of Essex And out of all my said Messuages landes tenements and hereditaments with their appurtennces which I late purchased of Henry Jackson John Lumpkyn and Nicholas Maffen and every or any of them scituate lyeirge and beinge in Great Waldingfeild and Little Waldingfeild afforesaid in the said Countie of Suff: And out of all my aforesaid landes and tenementes whatsoever scituate lyeinge and beinge in Wickham St Pawle Pebmarshe Little Maplestede and Gestingthorpe in the said Countie of Essex to be yearelie payd vnto the said William Allston my graundchild for and duringe the Terme of Tenne yeares next after my decease I give and bequeath vnto the said William my graundchild One other Annuitye or yearelye Rente of Thirtie poundes of like moneyto be issuinge and goeinge out of all and singular the said Messuages landes tenementes and hereditamentes with their appurtennces last before mentioned and expressed for and duringe the Terme of Eleven yeares to begin after thexpiracon of the said Terme of Tenne yeares the said severall Annuytyes or yearelye Rentes to be yearelye payd vnto the said William my graundchild att twoe ffeastes or dayes in the yeare (that is to saye) at the ffeastes of Thannuntiation of the blessed virgin Marye and St Mychaell tharchangell by even and equall porcons the first payment of the said first Annuytie of ffiftie poundes to begin att such of the said feastes as shall first happen next after my decease And if yt shall happen the said Annuyties or yearely Rentes or either of them or any parte or pcell of them or either of them shall happen to be behinde and vnpayd att any of the said ffeastes wherein the same ought to be payd as aforesaid that then and from thenceforth it shall and maye be lawfull to and for the said William my graundchild and his assignes into all and singular the aforesaid last mentioned premisses and everye parte thereof to enter and distreyne and the distresse and distresses there soe had and taken to leade drive beare and carrie awaye and the same to detayne withold impound and keepe vntill the said Annuyties or yearely Rentes with tharrerages thereof (if any be) shalbe to the said William my grandchild or his assignes fullie satisfied and payd
Item I give and bequeath vnto Thomas Allston my sonne and his heires for ever All my Messuages landes tenementes and hereditamentes whatsoever lyeinge and beinge in Thaxted aforesaid in the said Countye of Essex or in any other towne there neere adioyninge Allsoe I give and bequeath vnto the said Thomas my sonne and his heires All my Messuages landes tenements woods and hereditamentes with their appurtennces scituate lyeinge and beinge in Greate Maplested Little Maplested Gestingthorpe Wickham St Pawle Pebmarsh and Twinsted in the said Countie of Essex Alsoe I give and bequeath vnto the said Thomas my sonne and his heires All my landes and tenementes with their appurtennces which I late purchased of Thomas Canham scituate lyeinge and beinge in Greate Waldingefeilde aforesaid in the said Countie of Suff. And allsoe all those my messuages landes and tenementes with their appurtennces which I late purchased of Henry Jackson John Lumpkin and Nicholas Maffen and everie or any of them And all other my landes and Tenementes whatsoever not before given or bequeathed both ffree and Coppyhold scituate lyeinge and beinge in Greate Waldingfeilde aforesaid and Mellford in the said Countie of Suff : (except one Messuage and all landes both free and Coppiehold which I late purchased of Thomas Parish thelder lyeinge and beinge in Greate Waldingfeild aforesaid
Item I give and bequeath vnto William Allston my eldest sonne all that my Cappitall Messuage Mannor or Mansion howse called or knowen by the name of Saymehall with all the howses ediffices buildings yardes gardens landes Meadowes pastures feedings woodes Rentes and hereditamts whatsoever to the said Capitall Messuage Mannor or Mancon howse belonginge or appertayneinge or to and with the same nowe or latelye vsed occupied or enioyed with all and everie of their appurtennces scituate lyeinge and beinge in Newton and Little Cornerd in the said Countie of Suff. And allsoe all manner of Tyethes cominge growinge or renewinge in or vppon the said landes tenementes and premisses or any parte thereof To have and to holde the said Capitall Messuage Mannor or Mansion howse called Saymehall and everie other the said last menconed premisses with their and everie of their appurtennces to the said William Allston my sonne and his assignes for and duringe the Terme of his naturall life vppon and vnder the condicon and provisoe here after mentioned And after the decease of the said William my sonne then I whollie give and bequeath the said Capitall Messuage Mannor or Mantion howse and all and everie other the premisses with their appurtennces to the said William Allston my grandchild the eldest sonne of my said sonne William and to the heires of the said William my grandchilde for ever vppon and vnder the Condicon and provisoe hereafter likewise expressed. Allsoe I give and bequeath vnto the said William my sonne All that Messuage or Tenement wherein one Jeffrye Tanner doth nowe inhabite and dwell with all the howses buildings yeardes orchardes gardens landes meadowes pastures feedings and hereditamentes what soever to the said Messuage belonginge or appertaineinge or to or with the same nowe or latelye vsed occupied or enioyed late Robert Crickes nowe in thoccupation of the said Jeffrye Tanner his assignee or assignes scituate lyeinge and beinge in Boxford Edwardston and Newton in the said Countie of Suff: Allsoe I give and bequeath vnto the said Will- my sonne All that my Tenement and landes with thappurtennces which I late purchased of Tho Cooke scituate lyeinge and beinge in Newton aforesaid And allsoe all those my lands and tenementes which I late purchased of John Rye nowe or late in the tenure and occupacon of the afforesaid Jeffrye Tanner and Tho Butcher or of one of them or of one of theire assigne or assignes lyeinge and beinge in Boxford and Newton aforesaid Allsoe I give and bequeath vnto the said William my sonne All that parcell of land comonlie called or knowen by the name of Startoppes als Startowtes with their appurtennces lyeinge and beinge in Boxford aforesaid And all those my landes Tenementes and hereditaments whatsoever with their appurtennces which I late purchased of Thomas Parishe as well free and
Chargehold as Customarie and Coppyhold scituate lyeinge and beinge in Greate Walldingfeild aforesaid in the said Countie of Suff: And allsoe I give and bequeath vnto the said William my sonne All that my Messuage or Tenement with thappurtennces which I latelye purchased of Giles Sheldrake lyeinge and beinge in Chilton or the hamlett of Clare in the said Countye of Suff: nowe in th occupation of ---- Ling or his assignes To have and to hold all and singuler the before laste menconed premisses with th'appurtennces vnto the said William my sonne and his heires for ever provided allwayes and vppon Condicon notwithstandinge that if the said William my sonne or William my grandchild or either of them theire or either of their heires doe or shall att anye tyme hereafter (vppon reasonable request unto him them or any of them by anye other of my Children or their heires to be had or made) denye and refuse to assure Release ratyfye and confirme unto them and everie of them and their heires with warrantye against them and either of them theire and either of their heires All and everye the howses landes tenements or hereditaments both ffreehold and Coppihold and the Rentes unto my Children or any of them severallie and respectiuelie in and by this my last will and Testament given and bequeathed and accordinge to the tenor erect and true intente of this my said will, or that the said William my sonne and William his sonne or their heires or any other pson or psons clayminge by or under their or any of their estate right title or interest meanes or assent by reason of anye tenure in Capite or knight service or wante of surrender or otherwise doe or shall att anye tyme hereafter by Accon entrye clayme or otherwise evicte interrupt or disturbe any thestate right title interest or possession of any my Children of or in any the howses landes tenementes rentes and premisses unto them or any of them severallie and respectmelye in and by this my said last will and testament given and bequeathed and contrarie to the trewe intente tenor and effect thereof; That then I will it shall and may be lawfull to and for everie of my Children both sonnes and daughters and the heires of them soe denied and refused by the said William my sonne or William his sonne their or either of theire heires to be secured as aforesaid or whoe by any theire Accon entrye or Clayme shalbe be evicted or disturbed of or in anye the howses landes tenements or Rentes unto them or any of them in and by this my will severallye and respectively given and bequeathed, and contrarie to the tenor and true entente thereof shall or may enter into the said Mannor or reputed Mannor of Saymehall withall and everie the landes tenementes and hereditamentes to the same belonginge or therewith used or occupied and to the said William my sonne and to William his sonne given and bequeathed as aforesaid and the yssues and profitts thereof to have hould detayne and keepe to his and theire proper use and benefytt for and duringe soe longe tyme and vntill the said William my sonne or William his sonne or theire heires doe or shall assure convey release or confirme unto them and everie of them severallye and respectivelye all and everie the messuages landes and tenementes with their appurtennces both freehold and Coppyhold and Rentes unto them and everie of them severall given and bequeathed according to the tenor effect and true intente and meaninge of this my will with warrantye against the said William my sonne and his heires and all persons clayminge by from or under them the said William and William or any of them as by all or any of my said sonnes and daughters (other then the said William my sonne) his and theire Councell learned in the lawe and at his and theire proper costes and chardges in the lawe shalbe reasonablye devised or advised and required. And allsoe vntill they and everie of them soe evicted and disturbed contrarye to this my will be satisfied and payd all and everie theire costes and chardges in the lave for or by reason of anye such Clayme Entrie eviction or disturbance aforesaid
Item I give and bequeath unto the said William my sonne the some of One thousand ffive hundred and flower score poundes of lawfull money of England to be payd in manner and forme followinge (that is to saye) the some of ffive hundred Twentie and sixe pounds thirteene shillings and ffower pence (percell thereof) within ffower monethes next after my decease And the like some of (ffive hundred Twentie and sixe poundes thirteene shillings and ffower pence (beinge one other pcell thereof) within twelve monethes next after my decease. And the like some of ffive hundred Twentie and sixe poundes thirteene shillings and ffower pence beinge the residue of the said some of One Thousand ffive hundred and ffower score poundes within Eighteene monethes next after my decease
Item I give unto the said William my sonne All and everie my goodes and Chattells att his howse in Cornerd And allsoe all and everie my howsehold stuffe whatsoever nowe beinge in the parlor at Saymehall aforesaid And alsoe my best fetherbed and Coverlett and the Cubberd and Countertalle in the parlour chamber there and the twoe tables in the hall there and the brasses and copper in the brewinghouse there And allsoe all other the brewing vessels there And allsoe the Cesterne there for the wettinge of Barley And I further will and bequeath all other the howshold stuffe in my howse of Saymehall not before bequeathed to the said William and Peter my sonnes to be equallie devided betweene them
Item I doe give and forgive unto the said William my sonne all such debtes some and somes of money as the said William doth nowe owe unto me
Item I give and bequeath unto the said William my grandchild the some of ffower hundred poundes of lawful money of England to be payd in manner and forme followinge (that is to say) the some of One hundred thirtie and three poundes sixe shillings and eight pence (pcell thereof) within ffower monethes next after my decease and the like some of One hundred thirtie and three
poundes sixe shillings and eight pence beinge one other pcell thereof within Twelve monethes next after my decease And alsoe the like some of One hundred Thirtie and Three ponndes sixe shillings and eight pence being the residue of the said some of ffower hundred poundes within Eighteene monethes next after my Decease.
Item I give unto Margery the eldest daughter of my said sonne William the some of Twoe hundred poundes to be payd in manner and forme followinge (that is to saye) the some of Threescore and sixe poundes thirteene shillings and ffower pence (pcell thereof) within ffower monethes next after my decease. And the like some of threescore and sixe poundes thirteene shillings and ffower pence (beinge one other pcell thereof) within Twelve monethes next after my decease. And alsoe the like some of threescore and sixe poundes thirteene shillings and ffower pence being the residue of the said some of Twoe hundred poundes within eighteene monethes next after my decease.
Item I give unto Elizabeth one other of the daughters of my said sonne William the some of Twenty poundes of lawfull money and to Elizabeth her daughter twoe unites or Twentie shillinge peeces of gould to be payd within ffower monethes next after my decease
Item I give and bequeath unto Ralphe Edward and Thomas Three other of the sonnes of the said William my sonne the some of one hundred ffower score and tenne poundes a peece to be payd unto them in manner and forme followinge (that is to saye) the some of One hundred ffower score and tenne poundes to the said Ralphe within ffower monethes next after my decease And the some of One hundred ffower score and tenne poundes to the said Edward within twelve monethes next after my decease and the some of One hundred ffower score and Tenne pounds unto the said Thomas within Eighteene monethes next after my decease And if yt shall happen that the said William Ralphe Edwarde and Tho sonnes of the said William my sonne or any of them to departe this life without issue of their bodies before their portion or portions are to be payd by venue of this my will then my will and meaninge is that the parte or portion of him or them so dyeinge shalbe equally divided to and amongst the said William Ralphe Edward .and Thomas and everie of them that shalbe then liveinge Alsoe I give and bequeath unto everie other of the Children of my said sonne William (that is to saye) Joseph Beniamyn Anne Jacob Jonas and Jane to everie of them the some of One hundred and Thirtie poundes a peece of lawfull money of England to be payd unto the said William my sonne his executors or assignes to their use in manner and forme followinge (that is to saye) the some of Twoe hundred and threescore poundes pcell of theire severall portions within ffower monethes next after my decease And the like some of Two hundred and threescore poundes (beinge one other pcell of their said severall portions) within Twelve monethes next after my decease And the like some of Twoe hundred and Threescore poundes (beinge the residue of theire saide severall portions) within Eighteene monethes next after my decease And my will and meaninge is that my said sonne William shall pay vnto the said Joseph Beniamyn Anne Jacob Jonas and Jane their said severall portions at theire severall ages of Eighteene And if any of them happen to dye before their parte or porcon is to be payd by vertue of this my will then I will that the portion of him or them soe dyeinge shalbe equallie devided to and amongst them the said Joseph Beniamyn Anne Jacob Jonas and Jane and everie of them that shalbe then livinge And further my meaninge and will is that vppon the payment of the said porcons vnto my said sonne William my executor shalbe thereof clerelye discharged
Item I give and bequeath vnto John Joseph Anne Susan and Bridgett beinge the Children of my sonne Edward the some of One hundred and Twentie poundes a peece of lawfull money of England to be payd vnto the said Edward my sonne his Executors and assignes in manner and forme followinge (that is to saye) the some of Twoe hundred poundes (pcell of their said severall porcons) within ffower monethes next after my decease And the like some of Twoe hundred poundes (beinge one other pcell of theire said porcons) within Twelve monethes next after my decease And alsoe the like some of Two hundred poundes (beinge the residue of their said severall portions) within Eighteene monethes next after my decease. And my will and meaninge is that my said sonne Edward shall paye vnto the said John Joseph Anne Susan and Bridgett their said severall portions at their severall ages of Eighteene yeares And if any of them happen to dye before their parte or porcon is to be payd by vertue of this my will then I will that the parte or portion of him or them soe dyeinge shall be equallie devided to and amongst them the said John Joseph Anne Susan and Bridgett and everie of them that shalbe then liveinge And further my will and meaninge is that vppon the payment of the said porcons vnto my said sonne Edward his executors or assignes, my executor shalbe thereof absolutely discharged
Item I give and bequeath vnto Peter Edward Thomas William Margerie and Elizabeth beinge the Children of my said sonne Peter or vnto everie of them the some of One hundred and Twentie poundes a peece of lawfull money of England to be payd vnto my said sonne Peter his executors or assignes in manner and fourme followinge (that is to saye) the some of Twoe hundred and ffortie poundes (pcell of the said severall porcons) within ffower monethes next after my decease And the like some of Twoe hundred and ffortie poundes (beinge one other pcell of the said porcons) within Twelve monethes next after my decease, And allsoe the like some of Twoe hundred and ffortie pounds beinge the residue of the said porcons, within Eighteene monethes next after my decease And my will and meaninge is that my said sonne Peter shall paye vnto the said Peter Edward Thomas William Margerie and Elizabeth theire said severall porcons att their severall ages of Eighteene yeares And if any of them happen to die before their parte or porcon is to be payd by vertue of this my will then I will that the parte or porcon of him or them soe dyeinge shalbe equallie devided to and amongst them the said Peter Edward Thomas William Margerie and Elizabeth and everie of them that shalbe then liveinge. And further my will and meaninge is that vppon the payment of the said porcons vnto my said sonne Peter his executors or assignes my executor shalbe there of absolutely discharged
Item I give and bequeath vnto Le Strange Martha John Elizabeth William Anne Susan and the last borne sonne beinge the children of my said sonne John vnto everie of them the some of One hundred and Thirtie poundes a peece of lawfull money of England to be payd vnto my said sonne John his executors and assignes in manner and forme following (that is to saye) the some of Three hundred ffortie And sixe poundes thirteene shillings and ffower pence percell of their said severall porcons within ffower monethes next after my decease And alsoe the like somme of Three hundred and ffortie sixe poundes thirteene shillings and ffower pence (beinge one other pcell of their said porcons) within Twelve monethes next after my decease And alsoe the like some of Three hundred ffortie and sixe poundes thirteene shillings and ffower pence (beinge the residue of theire saide porcons) within Eighteene monethes next after my decease And my will and meaninge is that my saide sonne John his executors and assignes shall paye vnto the saide Le Strange Martha John Elizabeth William Anne Susan and the last borne sonne theire said severall porcons att theire severall ages of Eighteene yeares And if any of them happen to dye before their parte or porcon is to be payd by vertue of this my will Then I will that the parte or porcon of him or them soe dyeinge shalbe equallie devided to and amongst them the said Le Strange Martha John Elizabeth William Anne Susan and the last borne sonne and everie of them that shalbe then liveinge And further my will and meaninge is that vppon the payment of the said porcons vnto my said sonne John his executors or assignes that my executor shalbe there of absolutelie discharged
Item I give and bequeath vnto Elizabeth Northye my grandchild the eldest daughter of Elizabeth Northye my daughter the some of One hundred Threescore and Tenne poundes of lawfull money of England to be payd in manner and forme followinge (that is to saye) the some of ffiftie and sixe poundes Thirteene shillings and ffower pence (pcell thereof) within ffower monethes next after my decease And the like some of ffiftie and sixe poundes Thirteene shillings and ffower pence (beinge one other pcell there of) within Twelve monethes next after my decease And likewise all the like some of ffiftie and sixe poundes Thirteene shillings and ffower pence (beinge the residue of the said some) within Eighteene monethes next after my decease
Item I give and bequeath vnto Ralphe Edward and Margerye beinge the other Children of my said daughter Elizabeth and to everie of them the some of One hundred and Thirtie poundes a peece of lawfull money of England to be payd vnto Ralphe Northye their father in manner and forme followinge (that is to saye) the some of one hundred and Thirtie poundes (pcell of their said portions) within ffower monethes next after my decease. And the like some of One hundred and Thirtie poundes (beinge one other pcell of their said portions) within Twelve monethes next after my decease. And alsoe the some of One hundred and Thirtie poundes (residue of their said porcons) within Eighteene monethes next after my decease. And my will and meaninge is that the said Ralphe Northye the father shall paye vnto them the said Ralphe Edward and Margerye his Children their severall portions given vnto them by this my will att their severall ages of Eighteene yeares And yf any of them happen to dye before their parte or porcon is to be payd by vertue of this my will, then I will that the parte or porcon of him or them soe dyeinge shalbe equallie divided to and amongst the rest of the Children of my said daughter Elizabeth that shalbe then liveinge And further my will and meaninge is that vppon the payment of the said portions vnto the said Ralphe Northye the father his executors or assignes my executor shalbe thereof absolutelie dischardged
Item I give and bequeath vnto Augustine and Susan Parker beinge the Children of my daughter Margerye to either of them the some of one hundred and Twentie poundes of lawfull money of England to be paid vnto Augustine Parker theire father his executors or assignees in manner and fourme followinge (that is to saye) the some of ffower score poundes (pcell of their portions) within ffower monethes next after my decease and alsoe the like some of ffower score poundes beinge one other pcell of their said porcons within Twelve monethes next after my decease And alsoe the some of ffower score poundes (beinge the residue of the said some of their said porcons) within Eighteene monethes next after my decease And my will and meaninge is that the said Augustine Parker shall paye unto the said Augustine and Susan Parker his Children their said severall portions att their severall ages of eighteene yeares And if either of them happen to dye before their parte or portion is to be payd by vertue of this my will then the survivor of them to have the portion of him or her soe deceased And further my will and meaninge is that vppon the paymente of the said porcons unto the said Augustine Parker the father his executors or assignes my executor shalbe thereof absolutelye discharged
Item I give and bequeath unto William Thomas Edward and John sonnes of the said Thomas my sonne to everie of them the some of One hundred and Twentie poundes a peece to be payd unto them at their severall ages of Eighteene yeares
Item I give and bequeath unto Walter Ruffle sometymes my servante the some of sixe poundes thirteene shillings and ffower pence of lawfull money of England to be payd within sixe monethes next after my decease
Item all the residue of my goodes and Chattells whatsoever (my funerall chardges and debtes and legacies beinge payd And this my will in everie thinge performed) I give and bequeath unto Thomas my sonne whome I doe nominate and appointe my sole executor of this my last will and testament And I doe alsoe give and bequeath unto the said Thomas my sonne All those Messuages landes tenements and hereditaments with their appurtennces which I late had to me and my heires by any Conveyance or assurance of from Edward Roane gen Humfrey Roane gen and Henrye Gridley and everie or any of them whatsoever scituate lyeinge and beinge in Stamborne and Ashen als Essee or elswhere in the said Countie of Essex : To have and to hould all and singular the said landes tenements and hereditamentes with their appurtennces together with the right title interest and demaunde of me whatsoever of or in the said premisses to thonlye proper use and behoofe of the said Thomas my sonne his heires and assignes for ever.
In Wittness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name unto everie sheete conteyninge Tenne sheetes of paper And allsoe unto this my will have sett my seale the daye and yeares first above written 1616
William Allston.
This present writinge was read subscribed sealed and published by the said William Allston the Testator for his last will and Testament the last daye of Maye 1616 in the presence of VVillm Garnham Peter Poole Jo: Mallowes Simon Blomfeild Roger Barwick and Robs Poole.

Proved on the 29th January 1617 by Thomas Alston Son and Executor in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury before John Bennet, Knight, Doctor of Laws.
Meade 1
Page 98 Alstoniana
Copy of original on this file.

Research Notes:
Death date presently unsupported - 2013

William married Margery HOLMSTEAD [2815], daughter of Henry HOMESTEAD OF MAPLESTEAD [2620] and Miss BENDLOWES [2816]. Margery died about 1607.

General Notes:
The Visitations of Bedfordshire for 1566 1582 and 1636 say;- (Dorothy) daughter and coheire of (Henry) Hampstead of Halsted co. Essex by the dau'r of Sergeant Benlosse. Sab. 3 chevalls' heads erased, bitts, raines, and tassel arg., a canton erm.
No mention of her or her name in William Allstons Will.

In a pedigree recorded in the Bedfordshire Visitation William Alston is said to have married Dorothy daughter and coheir of Henry Hampstead of Halstead co Essex. Cresswell in Alstonia concludes this incorrect based on the inquisition postmortem of Thomas Alston Jnr of Edwardstone (nephew of William) by its recitation of the inheritence by the deceased Thomas from his mother Dorothy Homestead of the moeity (half) of the Rectory and Vicarage of Gt Maplestead.

Research Notes:
Named as Elizabeth Hamstead/Henstead in IGI,

Essex Record Office 13.2.07: Tom Perrett checked Boyd's Marriage Index
MALES A - K, 1538-1600
1574 ALSTON Will & Mgy Coubrege at Colechester Mary (at the?) Walls


Children from this marriage were:

+ 41 M    i. William ALSTON of Siam Hall [2832] was born in 1562 in Polstead SFK and died on 5 Nov 1633 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK at age 71.

+ 42 M    ii. Thomas ALSTON [2986] was born in 1564 in Polstead SFK and was baptised on 18 Feb 1564-1565 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK.

+ 43 M    iii. Edward ALSTON of Boxford [2971] was baptised on 10 Mar 1565 in Newton SFK, died on 22 Jan 1616/17 at age 51, and was buried on 26 Jan 1616/17 in Boxford SFK.

+ 44 M    iv. John ALSTON [2987] was baptised on 20 May 1567 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK.

+ 45 F    v. Anne ALSTON [3144] was born on 15 Aug 1568 and was baptised on 16 Aug 1568 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK.

+ 46 M    vi. Peter ALSTON of Bramford [2988] was baptised on 30 Nov 1569 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK and died on 3 Apr 1628 in Bramford SFK at age 58.

+ 47 F    vii. Elizabeth ALSTON [3145] died after 1618.

+ 48 M    viii. Thomas ALSTON of Gedding Hall [3017] was baptised on 16 Nov 1572 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK, died on 21 Jan 1619/20 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK at age 47, and was buried on 25 Jan 1619/20 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK.

+ 49 M    ix. John ALSTON of Stisted & Belchamp Otten [3116] was baptised on 23 Dec 1576 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK, died in Manor Of Kentish Stisted ESS, and was buried on 13 Sep 1656 in All Saints Stisted.

+ 50 M    x. Joseph ALSTON [3143] was born in 1578, was baptised on 9 Nov 1578 in Newton by Sudbury, and died about 1625 aged about 47.

+ 51 F    xi. Margery ALSTON [3151] was baptised on 6 Oct 1584 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK and died after 1616.

William next married Parnell ELLICE [2831] on 12 Sep 1608 in Newton SFK By Lic.

General Notes:
From Records of Archd. Subdy. at Bury St. Edmunds.
Mar Lic date 10 Sept. 1608 Wm. Alston of Sible Hymingham co. Essex widower and Parnel Ellice of Newton widow Bondsman Thos. Alston Junr. son of said Wm. Alston of Newton gent.

They had no issue.



21. Thomas ALSTON of Edwardstone [945] (Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born about 1554 and died on 6 Jun 1614 aged about 60.

General Notes:
Thomas was of Edwardstone and "Deanes" Newton. In an old pedigree it is said that Thomas was commonly known as the "blew devil", because he was "wont to goe cladd in blew cloth" and had a very red face. Inferentially he was a gentleman of choler. Perhaps the azure of his shield (Arms) had something to do with his likeing for "blew cloth"
His first wife Dorothy, was a sister of Margery, the wife of his brother William and being a co-heiress was entitled to quarter the same arms "Sable three horse' head, erased,bits, reins, and tassels argent, a canton ermine."

East Anglian Notes and Queries, Vol 1 New Series Pg 313, may refer to the source of the "Blew cloth and face" comment, made by a Rev Mathais Candles (Candler) vicar of Coddenham?. (Hall MS 6071)

The Manors of Suffolk pg 175
Thomas is described as being of Edwardstone.

6 Oct 1595 (Eliz 37) Wyetts also Wrights also Rogers (Four crofts of land containing by estimation 22 acres) William Hoye surrendered to Thomas Alston and his heirs. Thomas Alston surrendered to William Hoye and his heirs. William Hoye for 160d surrendered to Thomas Alston (This multiple arrangement of surrendering was to put the tenure on a more secure footing)

Thomas was left the tenement "Burchetts" by his father, with the instruction to pay the 10/- annual Benefaction to the poor of Newton, from its rents.

WARD 2/62/241/127, TNA.
(iii) Draft of a grant by William Alston of Newton, Suffolk, yeoman, son and heir of Edward Alston, deceased, by order of an award by Sir William Waldegrave, knight, John le Hunte, Robert Goldinge, Matthew Cracherode, Thomas Waldegrave, esquires, and [Edward] Barker, gentleman, to Thomas Alston of Edwardstone, Suffolk, yeoman, his natural brother, of a messuage called 'Deanes', with all houses, buildings, barns, stables, yards, gardens, orchards and two closes of pasture in Newton, Suffolk [details specified]. [16th Century]
WARD 2/62/241/127, no. vii TNA.
(viii) Indenture by which William Alston of Newton, Suffolk, yeoman, son and heir of Edward Alston, deceased, by order of an award by Sir William Waldegrave, knight, John le Hunte, Robert Goldinge, Matthew Cracherode, Thomas Waldegrave, esquires, and Edward Barker, gentleman, granted to Thomas Alston of Edwardstone, Suffolk, yeoman, his natural brother, a messuage or tenement called 'Deanes', a messuage or tenement called 'Motte', a messuage or tenement called 'Clarebecke' or 'Orells', four closes in Assington, Suffolk, a messuage or tenement called 'Cordwayns' alias 'Hales' and two meadows, barns, crofts, fields and land called the 'Chauntrye Londe' alias 'Collys', land called 'Great Gatsomes', 'Litle Gatsomes' and 'Light Londe' alias 'Lamp Londe', a messuage or tenement called 'Hoppers', land called 'Kempsters' and 'Thurbarye Crofte', a messuage or mansion house called 'Birchette' with a yard, garden and orchard, a croft called 'Marshe Crofte', land called 'Balls', a croft called 'Maggl Crofte', land called 'Lytle Marshefeild Ley', 'Marshefeild Brome', 'Marshfeild Woode' and 'Marshfeild Grove', and lands, tenements, hereditaments with appurtenances called 'Newton House' [details specified for all named land and properties], in Newton and Assington, Suffolk. December 1594. Seal missing. Covering dates [16th century]

The owners of Thomas's Capital Messuage, Deanes was Bill & Jean Charity in 2002

A Thomas Alston of Edwardstone between April and July 1589 subscribed L25 towards the defense of the country against the Spanish Armada.
Ref: East Anglian Miscellany.

WARD 2/62/241/127, no. vii TNA.
(vi) Indenture by which William Alston of Newton, Suffolk, yeoman, son and heir of Edward Alston, deceased, by order of an award by Sir William Waldegrave, knight, John le Hunte, Robert Goldinge, Matthew Cracherode, Thomas Waldegrave, esquires, and [Edward] Barker, gentleman, granted to Thomas Alston of Edwardstone, Suffolk, yeoman, his natural brother, of his messuages, tenements, houses, buildings, yards, gardens, orchards, lands, meadows, pastures and hereditaments in Great Horkesley, Essex [details specified]. December 1594.

Thos. Alston the elder yeoman churchwarden of Newton 1609.

WARD 2/62/241/127, no. vii TNA.
(ii) Draft of a quitclaim by Thomas Alston of Edwardstone, Suffolk, by order of an award by Sir William Waldegrave, knight, John le Hunte, Robert Goldinge, Matthew Cracherode, Thomas Waldegrave, esquires, and [Edward] Barker, gentleman, to William Alston, son and heir of Edward Alston, deceased, his brother, of the manor of Sayham [also Siam or Saxham] Hall, Suffolk [details specified]. [16th Century]

BRAND v. ALSTON.
Benjamin Brand esq. and Thomas Dyersley, clerk, v. William and Edmund Alston.
Depositions taken at Boxford [co. Suffolk] g Aug. 8 Charles I. The suit relates to tithes in Edwardston. Thomas Alston, the defendants' father, in his lifetime had the vicarage tithes of the said town ; the said Thomas was farmer of the Priory or Rectory of Edwardston, twenty years and upwards now past. The speeches of one Isaak Alston, in reference to the tithes, at that time held by one Samuel Alston, are deposed to.
Mitford, 639, 1632,
Alstoniana Pg 197

Essex Record Office D/DMh/T159
MAJENDIE FAMILY OF CASTLE HEDINGHAM
Dates of Creation 1592
Scope and Content: Deed of messuage called Hamondes in Little Waldingfield, Suffolk lying between kings highway leading from Lt. Waldingfield to Edwardstone on N., and tenement of Thomas Johnson in part and lands of Thomas Collman in part on S., 1 head abutting on kings highway leading from Byldeston to Sudbury on W., other head abutting on tenement of Thomas Alston on E.
Placement with this Thomas is uncertain. ELF 2004

THOMAS ALSTON.
Inquisition Post Mortem taken at Ipswich
5 October 18 James i. (1620).
Ser ii Voi 383, Vol 101 1620 co Suffolk
The jury say the said Thomas was seised of two messuages called Priors in Newton, co. Suffolk, and land there bought of Robert Cooke, by tenure unknown; a messuage. and land in Newton, Cornerde and Sudbury, held by tenure unknown ; the Rectory and Priory of Edwardston ; land in Waldingfield Magna and Parva, and Milding, and other land in Assington and Newton, all by tenures unknown ; in certain lands late parcel of the manor of Newton Hall
held of the King in chief by military service ; a capital messuage called Deanes, and other lands in Newton, held by tenure unknown; also 30 acres in Horkesley Magna and Parva, co. Essex, in the tenure of Robert Stele, senior and junior ; and land in Fryer's meadow in Sudbury, by tenure unknown.
On 19 January 4 James i. (1607) in consideration of a marriage to be had between Mary, daughter of Robert Parke, and William, one of the sons of the said Thomas, Thomas settled the premises last mentioned on the said William and Mary in tail.
Thomas Alston's son Thomas died 14 July 2 James (1604)
Thomas Alston, in the writ named, died 6 June 12 James i. (1614). Thomas Alston, gent., son of his son Thomas deceased, is his heir, and was aged 17 years and 4 months at his death, since which time the profits and issues of the premises have been received by Samuel, Isaac, Edmund, Abraham and . . . . . .Alston, his sons, and Susanna Alston, his widow.

THOMAS ALSTON.
Inquisition post Mortem taken at Bury St. Edmund's
31 October 2 Charles i. (1626).
Ser.ii 430, Vol 178a 1626 co Suffolk
(On a writ de Melius Inquiendo)
The said Thomas held two messuages called Prior's in Newton, &c., &c., &c.
On 1 September 6 James i. (1608) he had conveyed to his son Samuel in tail the two messuages called Priors and other messuages and lands in Newton; to his son Isaac, a wood called Southywood in Waldingfield, &c. ; to his son Edward, a messuage called Cordwayner's alias Hales, and land, &c., in Newton ; to his son Abraham, a messuage called Waspe's and lands formerly parcel of the said tenement called Prior's
His will was made 26 September II James i. (1613) ; he thereby bequeathed the lands as above, and to Edmund Alston, his son, lands called Coppins and Fritters, and certain lands formerly parcel of the manor of Newton Hall.
Alstoniana pg 260

His will dated 26th September 1613 was proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury on 30th June 1614. His lands of which he possessed a considerable number were divided among his children, but curiously not his daughter Mary (Mann).
His son Samuel was appointed sole executor and Richard Skynner of Sudbury, supervisor, with five pounds for his "paynes".
Among the witnesses signatures is that of John Kingsbury, who was possibly a cousin, son of his aunt Alice.
Attached to the Will are two schedules of the goods and chattels below, left to the testator's wife Susan and his son Abraham. They are of interest, exhibiting the furnishings of a house of the better class in Jacobean times.
His extensive will indicates his wish to be buried in Newton Church, describes in detail his assets, he leaves Deanes to his son Abraham, but gives his wife Susan a right of partial habitation - thus " One little parlor and the chaumber over the same, the kitchen and the chaumber over the kitchen, the greate malting house and the chaumber over the same. And all the high sollers (solars) and chaumbers called the apple sollers, the garden and orchard to the same garden adjoining, the use and occupation of the Boorecote (a sort of labourers shanty or "bothy), the kytchen yard . . . . . etc"

EXTRACTS from the WILL of THOMAS ALSTON of NEWTON
In the name of God Amen the Six and Twentieth daye of September Anno Domino one thousand six hundred and thirteene and in the Yere of the raigne of owre soveraigne Lord James by the grace of god of England Scotland ffraunce and Ireland kinge defender of the faithe and vidlt of England ffrance and Ireland the eleaventh and of Scotland the seaven and fortithe.
I Thomas Alston the elder of Newton nere Sudburye in the County of Sufk yeoman beyng of good and perfect memorye (thankes be vnto god therfore) Revoking all other wiles and testaments by me formerlie made Do nowe make publishe and declare this present writing to be and conteyne my true last Will and Testament in manner and formee folowinge:
ffirst and principallie I Commend my soule vnto Almightie god my Creator hoping and most steadfastlie beleving to be saved in the daye of the generall resurrection and Judgement by the only merites and passion of my Lorde and Savyoure Jesus Christe. And my bodye I will to be buryed in the Churche of Newton aforesayed or elswhere in Christian buryall by the good Discretion of my executor hereafter named.

ITEM I do give and bequeathe vnto Abraham Alston my soone my Capital messuage called Deanes wherein I nowe dwell in Newton aforesayed: And all and singular the howses buildings yardes gardens orchards and three Closes of pasture to the same adjoining and therewith vsed with all and singular theire appurtennces sometymes Roger Warrens gent deceased as they are scituat and lying togeather in Newton aforesaid and nowe are in mine own possession and all and singular the seelings portalls waynscottes benches paynted cloathes shelves doores windows glasse and latteys standing hanging fixed or belonging to or abowte the same Mesuage And all that my Coppiehold peece of land called the half acre holden of the Mannor of Newton hall which I late purchased of Henry Winterflood.
And allso all that my Landes and groundes called or knowne by the severall names of Mottes Smythes Bochvalls Beaneland and ffullers sometymes parcell of the possessions of William Muriell and Alice his wife lying in Newton aforesayed (except one Tenement called Mottes newelie repayred and a cottage in the occupation of Elizabeth Manning with the yardes and gardens therevnto adioyning and belonging) And one Close of Lande conteying by estimcon fowre Acres latelie severed and enclosed adioyning to the same Tenement and yardes hereafter by this my Will given vnto Isaak Alston my sonne
And all those my coppiehould or Customary Landes and tenements in Newton aforesayed called greate Hales with the apputances houlden of the aforesaid Mannor of Newton hall: And allso all and singular those my Barnes Closes Croftes and peeces of Lande meadows pasture and wood called or Knowne by severall names of Coles als Cowles Cooles broome als Cowles broome, the seaven acres greate Gatsomes litle Gatsomes and the litle pasture betwene the saied twoe Gatsomes in Newton aforesayed.
And allso I give and bequeathe vnto the saied Abraham my sonne All that my peece of Customery Lande called Damsell conteyning byestimacon one Acre be yt more of lesse holden of the Mannors of Butler in Newton aforesayed which I late purchased of one John White and Henry Hedd or one of them.
And allso all that my peece of Coppiehold Lande called Gatsomes lying betwene or neere vnto other of my freehold Landes likewise called Gatsomes. The which saied oeece of Coppiehould Lande I late purchased of Henry Hed and ys houlden of the saied Mannor of Burlers. And allso all that my peece of freehold Lande called Lampeland also the light land sometymes Robert Alstons my vuncle Deceased lying in Newton aforesayed. And allso all that my peece of pasture of late belonging vnto the Tenement Birchetts and nowe severed from the same Tenement and layed to the feilde next adioyning vnto my saied Messuage called Deanes in Newton aforesayed. And allso those my Coppiehould Landes and pastures in Newton aforesayed called Catles houlden of the saied Mannor of Butlers.
And moreover I do give and bequeathe vnto saied Abraham my sonne all that my peece or peeces lf Leased Lande conteyning by estimation one acre be yt more of lesse lying neere vnto Lyes grove lying in Newton and Cornard or in one of the same parishes which I houlde of ffrauncys Daniell Esquire by Indenture for the tearme of divers yeres yet to come: And allso all and all manner of wayes pathes hedges ditches fences Commons Liberites and easementes Commodities and appurtances whatsoever to the aforesayed Messuages Tenementes Landes and Premises before given by this my Will and to every or any of them appertayning or belongng or demised vsed or occupying with the same. etc.

The Will is five pages in length in this form of old English, it is published in full below.
It was eventualy Proved on the 30th June 1614 by Samuel Alston son and executor in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury at London before Master Edmond Pope and Sir John Benet Knt.

Schedules of Chattles :
For the onlie vse benefitt and beoofe of Susan my Wife her execs., & assigns.
Inprimis - in the litle parlor one Joyned table with a frame, one ioyned forme, fower ioyned stooles, one Cupbourd one presse, one greate Chest called the blue chest, one still
Item in the litle parlor chaumber called the best chaumber one posted Bed with a tester valence and Curtens and a flockbed, twoe fetherbedes, twoe feather bolsters, one paire of Blankettes and Couering of blue and white, one greene Rugg to laye on the bed, twoe pillowes, all which are belonging to the said Bedd : One running bed vnder the saied highbed with a matt of flege, one other fetherbed one feather bolster, one paire of Blankettes, one Covering of Darnacle, one twilt to Cover the bed, twoe pillowes, all which belonge to the saied Bedd the saied Chaumber, one long table, with a Carpet lined, twoe ioyned formes, size ioyned stooles, one ioyned chayer, twoe turned highe chaires, twoe lowe stooles couered with greene, one litle side table with a Carpet of greene for the same table one payer of bellowes, one paire of Cobyrons, one fire forke, fyve quishions of Darnacle, one fire panne, one greate ioyned Cheste
Item halfe the brasse, halfe the pewter, halfe the spines, halfe the Dripping pannes, halfe the brewing Vessell, shalfe the vessells in the dayrie (except the cheesepresse), all the bees and beeskepps that standeth in the kitchen yarde, halfe the sheetes and halfe the tablecloths and halfe the tablenapkins and all the best of the Lynnen not otherwise given: so much breadcorne and drinke corne as she and her Companye shall reasonablie spend before Michaelmas 1614, halfe the cheeeses.
Item in the kitchen one plancke table with a frame, two Trammells and the barre of yron that the Trammells hange on
By me Thomas Alston

A Schedule or writing mentioning and expressing all such goodes Chattells and househould stuffe as are given meant and intended by my Will hereunto annexed to be to and for the only vse benefitt and behoofe of Abraham Alston my sonne his executors and assignes for euer as foloweth vizt.

Inprimis - in the Hall one longe ioyned table with a frame, One ioyned sidetable wth a frame, One ioyned square table with a frame, One longe plancke forme for the long table, Sixe ioyned stooles, all the Benches in the hall, twoe highe old turned chayers, One lowe turned chaire, one childes chaire, one litle cupbord, one plancke greate stoole to cutt out meat Three trammells and the barre they hange on, the greatest payer of Cobirones, one payer of tongues, one fier panne, one fire forke of yron, sixe quishions of Lyst
Item in the greate parlor one longe ioyned table with a frame, one side ioyned table with a frame, one linery table, tenne ioyned stooles, twoe Title footestooles, one greate Cubbord with a Cloathe, twoe Carpetes for the longest Tables and the side table.
Item in the mill house the mill with all thinges belonging to the saied mill and allso the pumpe and allso the Lead of furnesse
Item one carte, one Tumbrell, one other Tumbrell Cowpe, one ploughe with all the yrones and traise that belongeth to the Carte and ploughe, one Bushell and one Skreene for corn
Item halfe the brasse halfe the pewter halfe the spittes, halfe the Drippingpannes halfe the brewing vessells halfe the vessells in the Dayerie and the Cheesepresse wholie, the moulding bourd and tubbes and troughes for that use of bakinge whollie
Item in the maydes chaumber the Chaumber over the hall the chaumber over the greate parlor where my sonnes lye all suche thinges whatsoever as be of myne in the sayd chaumbers (except such money and evidence and all other things that be in the Chest with twoe haspes standing under the windowe) halfe the sheetes and halfe the table clothes and so much breadcorne and drinkcorne as shalbe fitt to be spent and in reasonable manner before Michaelmas 1614 and at the mancon howse called Deanes, halfe the cheese.
By me Thomas Alston

THE WILL of THOMAS ALSTON of NEWTON
Dated 26 Sept 1613
In the name of God amen the Six and Twentieth Daye of September Anno Domini one thousand six hundred and thirteene and in the Yere of the raigne of owre soveraigne Lord James by the grace of god of England Scotland
ffraunce and Ireland kinge defender of the faithe and vidlt of England ffrance and Ireland the eleaventh and of Scotland
the seaven and fortithe.
I Thomas Alston the elder of Newton nere Sudburye in the County of Sufk yeoman beyng of good and perfecte memorye (thankes be vnto god therfore) Revoking all other willes and testamentes by me formerlie made Do nowe
make publishe and declare this present writing to be and conteyne my true last Will and Testament in manner and formee Lawe, folowinge : ffirst and principallie I Commend my soule vnto Almightie god my Creator hoping and most steadfastlie beleving to be saved in the daye of the generall resurrection and judgment by the only merites and passion of my Lorde and Savyoure Jesus Christe. And my bodye I will to be buryed in the Churche of Newton aforesayed or elswhere in Christian buryall by the good Discretion of my executor hereafter named.
Item I do- give and bequeathe vnto Abraham Alston my sonne my Capitall messuage called Deanes wherein I nowe dwell in Newton aforesayed : And all and singular the howses buildinges yardes gardens orchardes and three Closes of pasture to the same adioning and therewith vsed with all and singular theire appurtennces sometymes Roger Warrens gent deceased as they are scituat and lying togeather in Newton aforesaied and nowe are in mine own possession and all and singular the seelinges portalls waynescottes benches paynted cloathes shelves doores windowes glasse and latteys standing hanging fixed or belonging to or abowte the same Mesuage And all that my Coppiehold peece of land called the half acre holden of the Mannor of Newton hall which I late purchased of Henry Winterflood. And allso all that my Landes and groundes called or knowne by the severall names of Mottes Smythes Bochyvalls Beaneland and ffullers sometymes parcell of the possessions of William Muriell and Alice his wife lying in Newton aforesayed (except one Tenement called Mottes newelie repayred, and a cottage in the occupacon of Elizabeth Manning with the yardes and gardens thervnto adioyning and belonging) And one Close of Lande conteyning by estimacon fowre Acres nowe latelie severed and enclosed adioyning to the same Tenement and yardes hereafter by this my Will given vnto Isaak Alston my sonne And all those my coppiehould or Custumary Landes and tenementes in Newton aforesayed called greate Hales with th appurtennces houlden of the aforesaied Mannor of Newton hall : And allso all and singular those my Barnes Closes Croftes and peeces of Lande meadowe pasture and wood called or knowne by the severall names of Coles als Cowles Cooles broome als Cowles broome, the seaven acres greate Gatsomes litle Gatsomes and the litle pasture betwene the saied twoe Gatsomes in Newton aforesayed. And allso I give and bequeathe vnto the saied Abraham my sonne All that my peece or parcell of Custumary Lande called Damsell conteyning by estimacon one Acre be yt more or lesse holden of the Mannors of Butlers in Newton aforesayed which I late purchased of one John White and Henry Hedd or one of them. And allso all that my peece of Coppiehold Lande called Gatsomes lying betwene or neere vnto other of my freehold Landes likewise called Gatsomes. The which saied peece of Coppiehould Lande I late purchased of Henry Hed and ys houlden of the saied Mannor of Butlers. And allso all that my peece of freehould Lande called Lampeland als the light land sometymes Robert Alstons my vncle Deceased lying in
Newton aforesayed. And allso all that my peece of pasture of late belonging vnto the Tenement Birchettes and nowe severed from the same Tenement and layed to the feilde next adioyning vnto my saied Messuage called Deanes in Newton aforesayed. And allso all those my Coppiehould Landes and pastures in Newton aforesayed called Catles houlden of the saied Mannor of Butlers. And moreover I do give and bequeathe vnto the saied Abraham my sonne all that my peece or peeces of Leased Lande conteyning by estimation one acre be yt more or lesse lying neere vnto Lyes grove lying in Newton and Cornard or in one of the same parishes which I houlde of ffrauncys Daniell Esquire by Indenture for the tearme of divers yeres yet to come : And allso all and all manner of wayes pathes hedges ditches fences Commons Liberties and easementes Commodities and appurtnnces whatsoever to the aforesayed Messuages Tenementes Landes and Premisses before given by this my Will and to every or any of them appertayning or belonging or demised vsed or occupyed with the same. To have and to houlde my saied Capitall Messuage called Deanes : And all suche other of my Messuages landes and premisses as are freehould vnto the saied Abraham my sonne his heires and assignes : To the onlie vse and behoofe of the saied Abraham his heires and assignes for ever: vppon and vnder suche conditions and provisoes and liable chardgable and chardged with all suche estates interestes Rentes paymentes and Limitacons as are hereafter in and by this my Will Limited mentioned and expressed-And to have and to houlde all and singular my
aforementioned Custumary Landes Tenementes and premisscs vnto hym the same Abraham his heires and assignes to his and theire owne vses lyable chardgable and chardged with all suche paymentes Rentes and Limitacons as are likewise hereunder mentioned and expressed: And to have andto houlde my saied peece or peeces of Lease land vnto the sayed Abraham
his executors and assignes for and during all suche tyme and terme of yeres as are vnexpired and yet to come by vertue of the saied Lease vnto me made by the sayd ffrauncys Danyell chardgable allso with the same Rentes paymentes and Limytacons hereafter expressed: provided allwayes and I do hereby will ordayne and Declare my mynde intent and true meaning to be notwithstanding any thing before in this my Will declared that Susan my wife during the tearme of her naturall life shall have hold possesse and enioye to and for her vse and for her familye and others resorting vnto her all those partes and roomes parcell or belonging vnto my aforesayed Capitall Messuage called Deanes which ben hereafter particularlye expressed that is to say, One htle parlor and the chaumber over the same, the kitchen and the
chaumber on the same kytchen the greate malting house and the chaumber over the same and all the highe sollers and chaumbers called the
Applesollers the garden and the Orchard to the same garden adioyning. And the vse and occupacon of a Boorecote standing in the saied Orchard, the kytchen yard and all the Coates standing in the same yard togeather with francke and free Libertie of ingress egresse and regresse Carryage and recarryage into and from all and every of the same parlor chaumbers howses yardes gardens Coates and roomes : and allso francke and free libertie and authoritie to come goe carry and recarry into and from ye Backhouse brewhouse woodyard and pumpe of and belonging to my sayed Messuage called Deanes and every of them for her necessary baking brewing
washing laying Carryage fetching of wood and other her necessary Workes and buisenesses there to be done at all tymes during the saied terme of her naturall life: And further my will and meaning ys that the saied Susan my wife shall vphold maynteyne and keepe all and every the houses buildinges Roomes and premisses Devised vnto her as is aforesayed in good and sufcient reparacons during the saied terme of her naturall life. And moreover I will and bequeathe vnto ye sayed Suzan my wife sufficient firewood and fewell growing or to be growing vppon the saied Landes and groundes before
by this my Will Devised vnto the saied Abraham my sonne or elswhere for her necessarye vse and expences during the saied Terme of her naturall life: All which saied firewood and fewell my will and mynde ys that he the same Abraham his heires executors and assignes and all suche person or persons as shall have houlde and enioye the sayed Messuage Landes and premisses given by this my Will vnto the sayed Abraham at his and theire owne propper costes and chardges at all tymes during the terme of life of my saied wife shall provide and finde and cause to be felled and made and to be carryed into and layed in the wood yard belonging vnto my saied Messuage to and for the vse of her the same Susan to be expended and occupyed at my sayed Capitall Messuage called Deanes and not elswhere : Provided furthermore and I do hereby Lymit and appoynte that yf the same Susan my wife shall after my decease marry and take to her husband any other person or shall alien sell Demise graunte or doe awaye the saied howses roomes and premisses devised vnto her as aforesayed or any of them to any other person or persons ; Then the estate for life given by this my Will vnto her the same Susan of and in the same howses Roomes and premisses shall cease Determyn and become vtterlie voyde and of none effecte (any thing before in this my Will conteyned to the contrary notwithstanding). And I do hereby require and chardge the aforenamed Abraham Alstone my sonne his heires and assignes possessors and owners of the tenement called Birchettes to paye or cause to be payed yerelie out of and for the same tenement vnto the poore people of Newton aforesayed Tenne shillinges of lawfull money of England according to the Will of my late father Edward Alston deceased in that behalfe made and appoynted.
Item I give and bequeathe vnto Edmond Alston my sonne all those my Coppiehould or Custumary Landes and tenementes called or knowen by the names of Brookes Warrens als warners Harpeffeild woodley and Prickes or by any other names whatsoever holden of the Mannor of Newton hall aforesayed and by and latelye purchased of Henry Winterflud (except one peece called the halfe Acre lying in or neere the feild called Outfeild which before by this my Will is given vnto Abraham my sonne) And allso I do give and bequeathe vnto the same Edmond all that my peece of Coppiehould Lande lying nere vnto Hoppers Tye the which I do hould of the Manor of Ashington in the, saied Countie of Sufk. To have and to hold the same Coppieholde and Custumary Landes and Tenementes with theire appurtennces (except before excepted) vnto the same Edmond his heires and assignes for ever according to the customes of the severall Mannors whereof the same are holden. Item I give and bequeathe vnto the saied Edmond Alston my sonne all those my Closes peeces and parcells of Lande called or knowne by the names of Coppyns and ffritters als Coppyns and ffrithes conteyning by estimacon fortie Acres be they more or lesse sometymes Roger Warrens deceased as they are lying and beyng in Newton aforesayed and in Ashington or in one of them in the sayed Countie of Sufk. with all and singular wayes pathes Commons Liberties priviledges and appurtennces to the sayed Landes or any parte thereof in righte belonging or used or occupyed with the same To have and to hold the saied Landes called Coppyns and ffritters with theire appurtennces vnto the same Edmond my sonne his heires and assignes to and for his owne vse and vses for ever, vppon and vnder the Conditions and provisoes and liable chargeable and chardged with all and suche Rentes sommes of money and other chardges Limitacons and vses as are hereafter in and by this my Will expressed and declared touching and concerning the same: And further I do give and bequeathe vnto him the saied Edmond my sonne All that my Lease estate righte tytle interest and terme of yeres to come of and in all those Closes peeces and parcells of Lande and pasture called Reves and Taylors als the Twelve Acres conteyning togeather twentie acres by estimacon be they more or lesse togeather wth the vsuall and accustomed waye leading vnto and from the same Closes and apperteyning to the same oner and thoroughe my other Landes and groundes late Edward Alstons my fathers, and which of late were in the fferme or occupacon of William Alston my brother vnto and from the highewaye there called Crabbes lane. And allso I do give and bequeathe vnto the same Edmond my sonne all that my Lease righte title interest and terme of yeres yet to come of and in all that my Close of Lande called litle Martyns conteyning by estimation twoe acres in Newton aforesaied. To have and to houlde the saied Closes peeces and parcells of Lease land of pasture called litle Martyns Reves Taylors als the twelve Acres and the waye aforesaied with there appurtennces And all my saied righte estates title interestes and termes of yeres yet to come vnto the saied Edmond Alston my sonne his executors Administrators and assignes to and for his and theire owne use and behoofe for and during the whole terme termes and nomber of yeres which ben yet to come and vnexpired by force and vertue of the saied severall Leases of the sayed landes and premisses made liable and chardgable a nd chardged vnto and wth all and singular suche yerelie Rentes Covennts grauntes Agreementes Devises Conditions Provisoes and limytacons as are reserved Covennted graunted and agreed vppon in and by the Indentures of the same Leases and every of them and in and by this my last will and testament.
Item I give and bequeathe vnto Isaacke Alston my sonne all that my tenement called Mottes in Newton aforesayed with all and singular the houses buildinges barnes stables yardes gardens and Orchardes therunto apperteyning or belonging: And one Cottage with the appurtennces nowe in the occupation of Elizabeth Manning widowe And allso one Close of lande conteyning by estimacon fower Acres be it more or lesse nowe lately enclosed and severed from the Residue of the same tenement and next adioyning vnto the sayed Tenement and yardes and to the Towne Crofte there: And my further will and meaning ys that the sayed Isaacke his heires and assignes Tennts and owners of the sayed Tenement Mottes and close of land adioyning shalbe owners of and have possesse and enioye all the Trees quicksettes fences and inclosures in and abowte the same Tenement and premisses to his and theire owne vses for ever and shalbe chardgeable with the making and keeping of the same ffences and enclosures for ever. And allso I do give and bequeth vnto the same Isaacke my sonne all my Lease estate interest and tearme of yeres wch I have and are yet to come of and in all those Closes meadowes peeces and parcells of Lande meadowe pasture and wood ground lying and beyng in Newton greate Cornard Litle Cornard and Sudburie or in any of them which I hould of the Demise Lease and graunte of ffrauncys Daniell Esquire by Indenture dated the twentith daye of Aprill in the three and fortith yere of the Raigne of owre late soveraigne Lady Quene Elizabeth for divers yeres yet to come together with the Indenture of the same Lease (except one parcell of Land conteyning by estimacon one acre lying neere vnto Lyes grove and before by this my will given and devised to the aforenamed Abraham my sonne). And allso I doe further give and bequeathe vnto the same Isaacke my sonne All that the Rtorye parsonage and priorye of Edwardstone in Edwardston or elswhere in the saied Countie of Suffk : And all my Leases for yeres estate estates terme and termes Revertions righte title interest and Demaund which I have or ought to have of in and to the same, and of in and to all and singular the Messuages buildinges Barnes stables yardes gardens orchardes gleabelandes meadowes pastures feedinges wooddes tithes tenthes services oblations emolumentes Liberties privileges Commons wast groundes edges ditches wayes Commodities and profittes whatsoever beyng any parte member or parcell of the saied Rectorye and all and all manner of Rentes reserved vppon any Lease or Leases by me made of any the Messuage gleabelandes tithes and premisses aforesayed To have and to hould the saied tenement called Mottes Cottage howses buildinges yardes gardens orchardes and lande beyng freehold with theire apprtnnces vnto the saied Isaacke Alston my sonne his heires and assignes To the onlie vse and behoofe of the same Isaacke his heires and assignes for ever.
And to have and to hold the sayed Rectorye parsonage and priorye of Edwarston and all and singular the sayed Leases estates Rightes terme and termes of yeres Interestes and Demaundes of in and to the same and of in and to all and singuler the saied Messuages howses buildinges barnes stables yardes gardens orchardes gleabelandes meadowes pastures feedinges Tythes Rentes services and oblacons Emolumentes liberties wayes hedges Dytches Commons and Commodities parcell or belonging vnto the sayed Rectorye parsonage or pryorie or to any of ye Leases aforesayed given or devised vnto the sayed Isaacke my sonne as ys aforesayed (except before excepted) with all and singuler theire appurtennces vnto him the same Isaacke my sonne his executors Administrators and assignes to his and theire owne propper vse and vses for and during the whole terme termes and nomber of yeres yet to come and vnexpired of and in them and every of them mentioned and Comprised in the saied severall grauntes Indentures and writinges touching and concerning the sayed severall Leases liable chardgable and chardged to me with all and every suche rentes services conditions Covenntes agreamentes and chardges as ben in the same severall Leases and in the grauntes assignmentes and wrytinges thereof or concerning the same lymited Covennted graunted or agreed vppon to be done and performed on the parte of me myne executors Administrators or assignes and allso liable chargeable and charged togeather with my freehould Landes and tenementes before given to the same Isaacke my sonne by this my Will vnto and with all and every suche estates Condicons Lymitacons provisoes paymentes of money and other chardges as are hereafter in and by this my saied will lymited expressed and Declared touching or concerning the same.
Item I give and bequeathe vnto Samuell Alston my sonne all those my twoe tenementes peeces and parcells of Land pasture and wood ground with theire appurtennces which I of late purchased of one Robert Cooke: To have and to hould the same vnto the sayed Samuell my sonne his heires and assignes for ever. Allso I do give and bequeathe vnto the sayed Samuell Alston my sonne All those my Coppiehould Landes tenementes and hereditamentes with theire appurtennces which I late purchased of William Hoye lying in Newton aforesayed and holden by Coppie of Courte roll of the Mannor of Newton hall. And allso all that my Close or feild of Custumary Land with th appurtennces nowe or late parcell of a tenement called Groomes holden of the Mannor of Boorehouse in Edwardston as the same Close dothe lye on the other side of the highwaye over against the house of the saied tenement called Groomes togeather with all wayes pathes Commons hedges ditches profittes easementes and appurtennces therunto belonging or occupied or enioyed to or with the same or any parte thereof: To have and to hould all and singuler the sayd Coppiehould or Customary Landes and tenementes with all and singuler theire Appurtennces vnto the saied Samuell my sonne and his heires according to the customes of the severall Mannors whereof the same premisses are holden.
Item whereas one William Shave of Sudburie fishmonger hath mortgaged Conveyed and assured vnto me and myne heires one Capitall Messuage or tenement late Barnard Milles and all the houses buildinges yardes and gardens to the same Messuage adioyning and belonging scituat and lying in the parishe of Sainct Gregorie in Sudburie aforesayed with
Condition for Redemption thereof by payment of six skore poundes of lawfull englishe money at such dayes and tymes and in suche manner as in and by one Deed indented to me therof made bearing Date the twoe and twentith day of Julie in the Eleaventh yere of the kinge's Ma'tys. Raigne that nowe ys of England (wherunto Relacon beyng had) more at large appeareth, I do hereby give Devise and bequeathe the saied Messuage Tenement and premisses and all my estate Righte title and Interest therein togeather with the saied Deede Indented and all bondes and Evidences concerning the same vnto
the saied Samuell Alston my sonne: To have and to hould to hym the same Samuell his heires and assignes by and vnder such provisoes Conditions and agreamentes as in and by the saied Deede Indented are mentioned and expressed.
And my Will is that yf the saied Six skore poundes or soe muche thereof as shall after my decease growe due to be payed shalbe tendered to be payed for Redemption of the saied premisses according to the purporte of the same Deed Indented : That then the sayed Samuell my sonne his executors administrators or assignes shall receyve have and take the same for and towardes the performance of this my Will.
Item I do give limytt devise and appoynte and by this my Will doe declare and ordayne that the aforenamed Susan my wife for and towardes some parte recompence and satisfaction to be made vnto her for her Dower and righte Title and Interest of Dower which she hathe or maye hereafter Clayme challenge have or demaunde of in or to all and singuler the messuages Landes Tenementes and hereditamentes whereof I am nowe seised or that at any tyme during the Coverture and marriage betwene her and me I have ben seised or shall stand seised of an estate of Inheritance whereof she maye should or oughte to be endowed by the Lawes of this Realme of England One Annuitye or yerelie Rent chardge of fortie poundes of lawfull money of England to be yerelie yssuing goyng out or payable out and for all and singular my Messuages Landes Tenementes and Hereditamentes as well freehould as coppiehould and Lease or ffermehoulde before by this my Will given and bequeathed vnto the aforenamed Abraham my sonne : To have
and to hould and yerelie to perceyve receyve and take the same Annuitie or yerelie Rent of fortie poundes vnto her the same Susan and her Assignes from and after the daye of my decease for and during the terme of her naturall life (yf she the same Susan during the same terme shall contynewe widowe sole and vnmarryed) and noe longer nor in any other mannner at the feastes of Sainct Michaell the Archangell and the Annunciacon of oure Ladye the Virgin by even and equall porcons in every yere to be payde. The first payment thereof begynning at the ffeaste of Set Michaell th-Archangell next
coming after the day of my Decease or within one monethe next ensewing the same ffeaste. And allso I doe give bequeathe limytt assigne and appoynte vnto her the same Susan my wife in parte of a further recompence and satisfaction of her aforesaied Dower and right title and interest of Dower which she shall or maye have challenge clayme or Demaund of in and vato all and singuler the Messuages Landes tenementes and hereditamentes which she maye have clayme or demaund of in and to all and singuler the Landes Tenementes and Hereditamentes wherof I have ben nowe am or hereafter shalbe seised during the Coverture and marriage betwene her and me: One other Annuitye or yerelie rent chardge of tenne poundes of lawfull monye of England yssuing goyng out or to belayed out of and for all and singuler my Landes tenementes and Hereditamentes scituat lying or beyng m Newton and Ashington aforesayed or elswhere in the saied Countie of Sufk. as well freehould as Lease or ffermehold which are and ben in and by this my will given bequeathed Lymited or appoynted vnto the aforenamed Edmond Alston my sonne. To have hould perceave receave and take the same Annuitie or yerelie rent of Tenne poundes vnto her the sated Susan and her assignes from and after the daye of my decease for and during the terme of her naturall life (yf she shall so longe be and contynewe a widowe sole and vnmarryed and not otherwise nor in any other manner), at the ffeastes of Sainct Michaell tharchangell and the Annunciacon of or Ladye the virgin by even and equall porcons yerelie to be paied. The first payment thereof to begynne at the ffeaste of Sainct Michaell th archangell which shall first come next after the day of my Decease or within one rnoneth next ensewing the same ffeaste : And moreover I do give bequeathe limitt assigne and appoynte vnto the saied Susan my wife in pt of a further Recompence and satisfaction of her aforesayed Dower and title of Dower of and in all and singuler the Landes
tenementes and hereditamentes whereof I have ben nowe am or hereafter shalbe seised during the Coverture or mariage betwene her and me One Annuitie or yerelie Rent Chardge of ffortie poundes of lawfull money of England yssuing goyng and to be paved out of and for all and singuler those my Landes tenementes meadowes pastures feedinges and hereditamentes lying and beyng in Newton Edwardston Litle Waldingfeild and Milding or any of them as well freehould as Lease or fermehould which have and ben before in and by this my Will given bequeathed Lymited appoynted by this my Will unto the aforenamed Isaacke Alston my sonne. To have hould and enioye perceave receave and take the sated Annuitie or yerelie Rent chardge of ffortie poundes unto her the sated Susan my Wife and her Assignes from the Daye of my decease for and during the terms of the naturall life of her the same Susan (yf she shall so longs be and contynewe a widows sole and vnmaryed) and not otherwise nor in any other manner at the ffeastes of Sainct Michaell ye Archangell and the Annunciacon of our Ladye the virgin by even and squall portions in every yere to be paved : The first payment thereof to begynne at the ffeaste of Sainct Michaell th archangell next comming after the Daye of my decease or within one moneth next ensewing the same ffeaste. And I do further will graunte ordayne assigns and appoynte and my true meaning and intent ys that yf when and as often as yt shall happen the saved severall Annuities or yerelie Rentes herein above limited and bequeathed to be paved unto the saied Susan my Wife or her assignes in manner and forms aforesayd or any of them or any parts or parcell of anie of them to be behinds and unpaved after any of the saied ffeastes and dayes at in or vppon the which the same shalbe due or ought to be paved as is aforesayed : That then and soe often and from thencefourthe at all tymes after yt shall and may be lawfull unto and for her the sayed Susan and her assignes to enter into all and singuler ruche of the sayed Messuages Landes tenementes hereditamentes Leased grounder and fermes given or bequeathed unto my sayed sonnes or any of them in forms aforesayed out of and for the which the same Annuitie or yerelie Rent or Rentes or any of them or any parts or parcell thereof ys limited to be yssuing goyng out or payable and shalbe so unpaved or into any parts or parcell of fhe same And there to distrayne for the same rent so beyng behinds and unpaved and for the Arrerages thereof (yf any be) and the distresse and distresses there founds and therefore taken to leade drive beare and carry away and the same to ympound Detayne withould and keeps until the same yerelie renter or every of them and the arrerages of them and every of them for which the same Distresse is or shalbe taken shalbe unto her the sayed Susan and her assignes fullie satisfied contented and paved : Provided allwayes that yf my sayed sonnes or any of them or any of theirs heires or assignes shall fails or make defaults of or in the payment of the Rent Renter or sommes of money bequeathed or limited to be yssuing or goyng out or payable out of or for the Landes tenementes ffermes or hereditamentes unto hym or them given or bequeathed by this my Will in forms aforesayed and do not pave or satisfie the same and all the arrerages thereof (yf any or be) within one monethe next folowinge next after any of the same ffeastes at in or vppon the which the same is herein above lymyted and ought to be paved according to my mynde and true intent in that behalfe herein above declared: That then and from thencefourthe at all tymes after yt shall and may be lawfull unto and for the sayed Susan and her assignes to enter into all and singuler suche of the sayed Messuages Landes Tenementes ffermes and hereditamentes given or bequeathed unto my saied sonnes or any of them in forms aforesayed out of and for the which the same Renter or any of them or any parts or parcell thereof is limited to be yssuing and payable and shalbe so unpaved by the space of one monethe next folowing any of the saied ffeastes wherein the same shalbe due or payable: And shall take the possession therof to her and theirs owns use and behoofe and quietlie have houlde and enioye the same and receave perceave and take all the Renter yssues and profittes therof to her and theirs owns use without any interruption eviction lett or disturbance of my sayed sonnes and theirs heires or any of them or of any of theirs Tenntes or ffermors in that behalfe during and vntill suche tyme as she the same Susan and her assignes shall be of and with the saied Renter yssues and profittes of the same Landes Tenementes ffermes and hereditamentes fullie satisfied Contented and paved of and for all the saied Renter payable out of and for the same unto her devised given or Limited to be paved according to this my Will and to my true meaning and intent herein expressed and declared any matter or things in my saied Will conteyned or specified to the Contrarye therof in any wise notwithstanding). Provided allwayes and I do will ordayne Limitt and appoynte and my will and full mynde and true intent ys that yf the aforesayed Susan my Wife or any other person or persons for her or in her name or to her use shall by her meanes or consent recover or obteyne in any of the Courtes of ours Soveraigne Lord the Kings his heires or Successors or shall obteyne or effectuallie Demaund or sue to have any Dower Joynture or Rent or any other Revenewe profitt or recompence of for or in respect of her Joynture or Dower of in and for or out of any of the Messuages Landes Tenementes or hereditamentes whereof I am nowe owner and do stand seised or that I have been owner or shall stand seised of any estate of inheritaunce at any tyme during the Coverture or marriage had betwene her and me other then of and for ruche Landes Tenementes hereditamentes Rentes estate and estates Rights Interest and recompence onlie as in that behalfe Ys and ben unto her given bequeathed or Limited and appoynted by the expresse wordes of this my will according to my true meaning and intent herein before declared. That then and from thencefourthe all and every of my guiftes legacyes bequestes and devises of all and every of the Messuages Landes Tenementes Renter sommes of money paymentes and other thinges before in and by this my Will given willed bequeathed Limited or assigned unto her the saved Susan my Wife shall be of noe force nor effects but shalbe then and from thencefourthe vtterlie frustrate and voyde to all intentes Constructions and purposes (any (sic) or expressed to the Contrary thereof in any wise notwithstanding) Provided allso and I do hereby will and declare my mynde to be that yf it fortune the aforenamed Abraham Alston my sonne to dye before his full age of thirtie yeres without yssue of his bodye lawfullie begotten then living. Then all and every the aforesaied Messuages Landes tenementes meadowes pastures feedinges wood grounder and hereditaments as well freehould and Coppiehould as Lease or fermehould with all and singular theirs apprtennces And all the estate right title interest and terms of yeres of and in all and singuler the same premises given bequeathed Limited and appoynted unto and for the sated Abraham his heires executors or Assignes by this my will shall from thencefourthe goe remayne and be unto my sonnes Edmond Samuell and Isaacke To the onlie use and behoofe of them theirs heires executors and assignes for ever vppon Condition notwithstanding that yf William Alston my sonne his heires executors or assignes do pave or cause to be paved unto them the same Edmond Samuell and Isaacke theirs executors or assignes the somme of nyne hundred poundes of lawfull money of England, within twelve monethes next after the day of the decease of the same Abraham in manner and forms foloinge that is to says unto the sayed Edmond three hundred poundes therof unto the sayed Samuell other three hundred poundes therof : And unto the sayed Isaacke three hundred poundes residue of the sayed nyne hundred poundes : Then my mynde and will is that my sayed guifte and bequest of the same Messuages Landes and tenementes hereditamentes and premisses and all the whole estate and Estates Rightes Interestes and demaundes so given bequeathed lymited or disposed of unto the same Edmond Samuell and Isaacke as ys aforesayed shalbe vtterlye frustrate voyde and of none effects. And my further will and meaning ys and I do hereby give devise lymit and appoynte that ymmediatlie vppon and after the payment of the same nyne hundred poundes soe as ys aforesayed made, the saied Messuages Landes tenementes hereditamentes and premisses freehould Coppiehould and fermhold or Lease landes with all and singular theire appurtennces and the whole estate Interest terme and Demaund of and in the same premisses given lymited and appoynted by this my will unto the saied Abraham my sonne as before is mentioned shall from thencefourthe all whollie goe remayne and be unto the sayed William my sonne To the onlie use and behoofe of hym the same William his heires executors and assignes for ever (notwithstandinge any thinge herein above conteyned to the Contrarye). And furthermore my will and mynde ys that ymmediatlie after the payment of the sayed nyne hundred poundes as aforesayed they the sayed Edmond Samuell and Isaacke my sonnes shall doe and suffer to be done all and every lawfull and reasonable act and actes in the Lawe by ffeoffment Release Assignement confirmacon or otherwise for the more full and perfect Conveying assuring releasing Assigning and confirming of the same Messuages Landes Tenementes Hereditamentes and Premises unto and for the use of the sayed Will, my sonne his heires executors and assignes as by hym the same William his heires executors or assignes or any of his or theire Counsell learned in the Lawe shalbe reasonablie devised or advised and required at his and theire owne propper costes and chardges : Provided neverthelesse and my Will and mynde ys that yf yt shall happen the saied Messuages Landes Tenementes hereditamentes and premisses before given limyted and devised by this my Will unto the sayed Abraham my sonne to come to the handes and possession of the aforenamed Edmond Samuell Isaacke and William or to any of them by force of this my Will after the decease of hym the same Abraham that yet notwithstanding she, the sayed Susan my Wife shall have possesse and enioye such parte of my sayed Messuage howses yardes and premisses as are before given and bequeathed unto her by this my Will for and during the estate and interest therof and therein given unto her by the same my Will and that all and singuler the same Messuage Landes tenementes hereditamentes and premisses so comming to theire or any of theire handes or possessions after the death of the same Abraham as aforesayed shalbe liable chardgeable and chardged with all suche Annuityes Rentes paymentes condicons limitacons and estates unto and for her the same Susan as the same before in and by this my will are liable chardgeable and chardged withall.
Item I do give and bequeath unto the aforenamed William Alston my sonne all that my Lease estate righte interest and terme of yeres yet to come and vnexpired of in and unto all those my peeces and parcells of meadowe ground with theire Appurtennces lying in a in eadowe called Northmeadowe in Sudburye in the sayed Countie of Sufk. To have and to hould the same peeces and parcells of meadowe ground with theire appurtennces unto the same William my sonne his executors Administrators and assignes for and during all my estate interest and terme of yeres yet to come of and in the same.
Item I do give and bequeathe unto Amye Alston my daughter one hundred poundes And unto Dorothye Alston my daughter I do likewise give and bequeath one hundred poundes to be payed unto eache of them by myne executor at theire severall ages of eighteen yeres or in or vppon the dayes of theire severall mariages which shall first happen. And yf it fortune any of my sayed twoe daughters to depart this life vnmarryed or before they shall atteyne unto theme sated severall ages of eighteene yeres Then my mynde and will is that the Legacey or Somme of money given and appoynted to the same my daughter deceasing by this my Will shall goe and be payed to the same my daughter which shall survive at her day of mariage or age of eighteene yeres which shall first happen as aforesayed. But yf it happen both my sayed daughters Amye and Dorothye to dye vnmaried or before they come to theire sayed severall ages of eighteene yeres : Then my will and mynde ys that the same twoe hundred poundes given as aforesayed shalbe distributed and payed unto and amongest all my sonnes and daughters borne of the bodye of Suzan my wife viz. : to every of them parte and parte alike.
Item I give and bequeathe unto ye saied Susan my wife all my plate of silver which by expresse worries in my life tyme be not otherwise given or appoynted by me to be delivered to some other person or persons for his or theire owne uses. And I do likewise give and bequeathe unto her the same Susan all suche goodes Chattells and househoulde stuffe as are mentioned and expressed to be given her in a schedule or writing to this my will annexed and subscribed with my owne hand. To have holde and enioye the same
plate of silver (excepte before excepted) and all the same goodes chattells and housholde stuffe in the saied Schedule or writing mentioned to be given her unto the same Susan my wife her executors Administrators and assignes as her and theme owne propper goodes and chattells for ever. And I do allso give and bequeathe unto the aforenamed Abraham Alston my sonne all suche my goodes chattells Cattells and howsehould stuffe as are mentioned and expressed to be given unto hym in a schedule or writing subscribed with my owne hande and to this my Will likewise annexed To have hould possesse and enioye the same goodes Chattells Cattell and household stuffe unto the same Abraham his executors and assignes to his and theire owne propper use and uses forever.
Item my will and mynde is that my executor hereunder named shall have perceyve receave and take all suche debtes and sommes of money as shalbe owing unto me by my sonnes Edward Alston William Alston Edmond Alston Isaacke Alston and Abraham Alston and every or any of them or by any other person or persons whatsoever And allso all suche other stocke and store of Cattell corne haye ymplementes of houshould and husbandrye which are or shalbe myne the same Thomas in the Custodyes or possessions of them the same William Edmond Isaacke and Abraham my sonnes or any of them at the Tyme of my decease for and towardes the payment of my Debtes and Legacyes and performance of this my Will (excepte only all such Debtes sommes of money corne haye Cattell ymplementes of houshould and husbandrye as by the expresse worries of this my Will or by any Schedule or Schedules to the same annexed or by any other Writing under my hand are or shalbe otherwise given disposed of acquited or discharged. And of this my Testament and last will I do make ordayne and appoynt the aforenamed Samuel Alston my sonne to be the sole and only executor Requyring hym to see the same the same in all thinges dulye and trulie performed according to my speciall truste in him reposed. And I do hereby nominate and appoynt my welbeloved freind Richard Skynner of Sudburye gent to be Supervisor of the same my Will desyring hym to be ayding and assisting unto my sated Executor with his best advice and directions in the due performance of the same And for his paynes to be taken in that behalfe I do hereby give unto hym fyve poundes of lawfull english money to be payed unto hym by my sayed executor within one yere next after my decease. And in witnesse that this present writing ys and doth Conteyne my true last will and testament to every leafe or sheete thereof I have written my name with myne owne hand and to this leafe or sheete and allso at the head of this present writing I have set my seale the daye and yere first aboue written By me
Thomas Alston.
Sealed and published in the presence of Thomas Plampin Robert Abbott the marke of John Marshall John Kingsbury Thomas Wix per me Richum Skynner Samuel Alston Isaacke Alston Abrahm Alston

A Schedule or writing conteyning and expressing all suche goodes Chattells and houshould stuffe as are given meant and intended by this my Will hereunto annexed to and for the onlie use benefitt and behoofe of Susan my Wife her executors and assign as foloweth vizt:
Inprimis in the litle parlor one Joyned table with a frame, one ioyned forme, fower ioyned stooles, one Cupbourd one, presse, one greate Chest called the blue chest, one still
Item in the litle parlor chaumber called the best chaumber one posted Bed with a tester valence and Curtens and a flockbed, twoe fetherbedes, twoe feather bolsters, one paire of Blankettes and Couering of blue and white, one greene Rugg to laye on the bed, twoe pillowes, all which are belonging to the saied Bedd : One running bed vnder the sated highbed with a matt of flege, one other fetherbed, one feather bolster, one paire of Blankettes, one Covering of Darnacle, one twilt to Cover the bed, twoe pillowes, all which belonge to the saied Bedd in the saied Chaumber, one long table, with a Carpet lined, twoe ioyned formes, sixe ioyned stooles, one ioyned chayer, twoe turned highe chaires, twoe lowe stooles couered with greene, one litle side table with a Carpet of greene for the same table, one payer of bellowes, one paire of Cobyrons, one fire forke, fyve quishions of Darnacle, one fire panne, one greate ioyned Cheste
Item halfe the brasse, halfe the pewter, halfe the spittes, halfe the Dripping pannes, halfe the brewing Vessell, shalfe the vessells in the dayrie (except the cheesepresse), all the bees and beeskepps that standeth in the kitchen yarde, halfe the sheetes and halfe the tablecloths and halfe the tablenapkins and all the best of the Lynnen not otherwise given: so muche breadcorne and drinke corne as she and her Companye shall reasonablie spend before Michaelmas 1614, halfe the Cheeses
Item in the kitchen one plancke table with a frame, two Trammells and the barre of yron that the Trammells hange on.
By me Thomas Alston

A Schedule or writing mentioning and expressing all such goodes Chattells and househould stuffe as are given meant and intended by my Will hereunto annexed to be to and for the only vse benefitt and behoofe of Abraham Alston my sonne his executors and assignes for euer as foloweth vizt.
Imprimis in the Hall one longe ioyned table with a frame, One joyned sidetable wth a frame, One joyned square table with a frame, One longe plancke forme for the long table, Sixe joyned stooles, all the Benches in the hall, twoe highe old, turned chayers, One lowe turned chaire, one childes chaire, one litle cupbord, one plancke greate stoole to cutt out meate
Three trammells and the barre they hange on, the greatest payer of Cobirones, one payer of tongues, one fier panne, one fire forke of yron, sixe quishions of Lyst
Item in the greate parlor one longe joyned table with a frame, one side ioyned table with a frame, one linery table, tenne ioyned stooles, twoe litle footestooles, one greate Cubbord with a Cloathe, twoe Carpetes for the longest Tables and the side table.
Item in the mill house the mill with all thinges belonging to the saied mill and allso the pumpe and allso the Lead of furnesse
Item one carte, one Tumbrell, one other Tumbrell Cowpe one ploughe with all the yrones and traise that belongeth to the Carte and ploughe, one Bushell and one Skreene for corne
Item halfe the brasse halfe the pewter halfe the spittes, halfe the Drippingpannes halfe the brewing vessells halfe the vessells in the Dayerie and the Cheesepresse wholie, the moulding bourd and tubbes and troughes for that vse of bakinge whollie
Item in the maydes chaumber the Chaumber over the hall the chaumber over the greate parlor where my sonnes lye all suche thinges whatsoever as be of myne in the sayd chaumbers (except such money and evidence and all other thing that be in the Chest with twoe haspes standing vnder the windowe) halfe the sheetes and halfe the table clothes and so much breadcorne and drinkcorne as shalbe fitt to be spent and in reasonable manner before Michaelmas 1614 and at the mancon howse called Deanes, halfe the cheese
By me Thomas Alston

Proved on the 3oth June 1614 by Samuel Alston son and executor in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury at London before Master Edmond Pope and Sir John Benet Knt.
Lawe 57
Page 93 Alstoniana
Copy of Will on this file.

Research Notes:
Norfolk Record Office: Diocese of Norwich, Probate Inventories [DN/INV37 - DN/INV47(b)]
Creator(s): Church of England, Diocese of Norwich, Norfolk
FILE - Inventories exhibited in the year from 25th March 1636 Nod. DN/INV42/1-323 with part of original index - ref. DN/INV42 - date: 1636 - 1637
item: ALSTON, THOMAS, Erwarton, S., yeoman - ref. DN/INV42/42 - date: 1636 - 1637
Ref A2A This may not be This Thomas's Inventory not searched.

Questions exist in relation to birth/baptism dates etc of Thomas's children, further research may bare more detail.

Exchequer: King's Remembrancer: Depositions taken by Commission E 134/34 Eliz/Trin2
Thos. Thomas? Alston, William Stocke. v. Richard Spencer: Parish and vicarage of Edwardstone (Suffolk). Tythes. [Baldwin Dycam, vicar of Edwardstone, and Mr. Chapman, farmer of the parsonage of Edwardstone, are mentioned.]: Suffolk . Thos. Thomas?
Date range: 1591 - 1592.
Source: The Catalogue of The National Archives

Thomas married Dorothy HOLMSTEAD [2672], daughter of Henry HOMESTEAD OF MAPLESTEAD [2620] and Miss BENDLOWES [2816]. Dorothy died on 3 Apr 1579.

General Notes:
The Heralds Visitation 1633 showed the Holmsteads of Brayntree ESS


Children from this marriage were:

+ 52 M    i. Edward ALSTON of Edwardstone [2673] died before 1651.

+ 53 M    ii. Thomas ALSTON [2798] died on 14 Jul 1604.

+ 54 F    iii. Alice ALSTON [2799] was born about 1570 in Edwardstone SFK.

+ 55 F    iv. Elizabeth ALSTON [2800] was born about 1572 in Newton SFK and was buried on 8 May 1609 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK.

Thomas next married Susanna GOSSE of Waldingfield [2796], daughter of Thomas GOSSE [2809], on 15 Nov 1579 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK. Susanna was buried on 28 Jan 1625/26 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK.

General Notes:
Susan Alston survived her husband about ten years, being buried at Newton on the 28th January 1625-6. Her Will mentions most of her children and step-children, including her eldest daughter Susan (Mann), who curiously enough is not mentioned in her father's Will.

Named as Susanna Gosse de Waldingfield MS Visitation Suff. 1561, pg 275 Alstoniana.

Susan was mentioned for L5, in her son Isaac's will 20 May 1625, where she is described as Susanna.

THE WILL OF SUSAN ALSTON OF NEWTON, Widow.
24th Janry 1625/6
I give to the children of my eldest dau, Susan Mann L170 to be divided amongst them according to the discretion of my execs and according as my daughter shall report to him concerning their dutiful behaviour towards her
I give to the children of Amy Curd my dau. L45
I give to Dorothy Alston my dau. my great silver bowl and my newest silver bowl, for which she is to pay her sisters Susan Man and Amy Curd 20/- each
Also to Dorothy my best joyned bedstead feather bed, flock do., 2 bolsters, a paire of blankets a dornakle coverlett of blue and white, a green rug, 2 pillows, green curtains and furniture belonging to the bed, the trundle bedstead running
under the said joyned bedstead and bedding belonging thereto 8 pair of sheets 4 pair of pillow beers, bord cloth, a dozen napkins, silver salt a trencher silver salt, all gilt, a dozen new silver spoons without knoppes one wine scott Chest, 6 joyned stools 2 joyned forms two chairs two boxes, 3 Dornikle cushions, one joyned table and another joyned table standing in the house called ROGERS wherein my son Samuel now dwells. I desire that all my brass pewter dripping pans spits and dairy vessels shall be equally divided between Samuel my son and Dorothy my daughter
I also give to Dorothy my dau. L300 - L200 to be for her and heirs - Should she die before the whole of the money is paid by my execs L100 to be divided between Susan Man and Amy Curde her sisters - to the said Amy one of my best brass kettles
I give to the eight children of Will. Alston my son of Water belchamp co. Essex L32
To William my son and Mary his now wife 20/- each.
To Edmond Alston my son and Rachel his wife 20/- each
To the children of said Edmond L28
To my dau. in law wife of Samuel my son 20/
To Edward Alston my son in law and his wife 10/- each
To their seven children L7-10-0.
To Thomas Alston the son of Tho. Alston the younger my late son decd 20/-
To the Children of Tho. Alston the elder my son in lawe decd viz to Tho. his son 10/- to John 20/- to Mary his dau. 20/- to Dorothy his dau. 20/- to Jane 10/- and Ellen 20/-
To Susan Alston my god-daughter dau. of Edward Alston son of Edward Alston of Edwardstone my son in law 20/-
To Mr Wytherall parson of Newton 20/-
To Mr Richard Skinner of Sudbury 20/-
To Tho. Willcoxe my servant 5/-
To John White my servant 5/-
To maidservants 5/-
To the poor of Newton 40/-
The residue of my property I give to my son Samuel to his own use for ever and appoint him sole executor of this my will
Marke of SUSAN ALSTON
Witnesses : Tho: Weatherell, John Smith, Tho: Fryth
Proved the 20th April 1626 by Samuel Alston son of above and executor named in will.
Ref. Hele 55
Copy on this file


Children from this marriage were:

+ 56 M    i. Abraham ALSTON [281] was born on an unknown date and was buried on 5 Feb 1623/24 in Newton SFK.

+ 57 M    ii. Edmund ALSTON [2617] was baptised on 23 Dec 1576 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK, died on 22 Jul 1640 at age 63, and was buried on 24 Jul 1640 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK.

+ 58 M    iii. William ALSTON [7177] was baptised in 1577 in Edwardstone SFK.

+ 59 M    iv. Thomas ALSTON [2801] was baptised in 1580 in Edwardstone SFK, died on 29 Sep 1611 at age 31, and was buried on 30 Sep 1611 in Assington SFK.

+ 60 F    v. Susan ALSTON [2806] was born about 1581 in Edwardstone SFK and died possibly 1631 aged about 50.

+ 61 M    vi. William ALSTON of Walter Belchamp ESS [2805] was born in 1582 in Edwardstone SFK and died about 1648 aged about 66.

+ 62 M    vii. Samuel ALSTON of Rogers Newton [2804] was born about 1585 and was buried on 11 May 1631 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK.

+ 63 F    viii. Amy ALSTON [2807] was born about 1590 in Edwardstone SFK, was baptised in 1594 in Edwardstone SFK, and died circa 1648 aged about 58.

+ 64 M    ix. Isaac ALSTON of Edwardstone [2803] was born about 1594 in Edwardstone SFK, died on 22 Jun 1625 aged about 31, and was buried on 25 Jun 1625 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK.

+ 65 F    x. Dorothy ALSTON [2808] was born on 24 Jan 1595/96 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK and died about 1631 aged about 35.

22. Alice ALSTON [2814] (Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

General Notes:
Alice and her daughter Elizabeth are mentioned as living in Edward Alston's will of 1591.

Alice married KINGE [4014].

The child from this marriage was:

+ 66 F    i. Elizabeth KINGE [4015] .

23. William ALSTON [4587] (William of Middleton Co ESS9, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

General Notes:
This is a completely conjectural link

William had a relationship.

His child was:

+ 67 M    i. William ALSTON [4588] .

24. Alice KINGSBURY [2830] (Alice ALSTON12, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

General Notes:
Alice is mentioned in her uncle William Alston's will and her grandfather Alston's will, at the making of which she was under 22 yrs of age.

25. Richard ALSTON [2648] (Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

General Notes:
Mentioned in his fathers will 1634, in reference to deed in Richards favour dated 16 Sep 1619

Also mentioned in his brother John's Will 1615

Richard married Mary BOGIS? [2649], daughter of Robert BOGIS? of Edwardstone [11368].

26. Thomas ALSTON The Older [8185] (Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

General Notes:
Mentioned in his fathers Will 1634, in reference to deed in Thomas's favour dated 16 Sep 1619

Mentioned in his brother John's Will 1615.



27. Anthony ALSTON of Boxford [2652] (Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was buried on 17 Nov 1660 in Edwardstone SFK.

General Notes:
Mentioned in his fathers will 1634, in reference to deed in Anthony's favour dated 16 Sep 1619.

Also mentioned in his brother John's Will 1615

An Anthony Alston is listed in "Able Men of Suffolk 1638" for Edwardstone.
His burial placement is conjectural

See conjectural trees from stray Alstons in Alstoniana Pg 388 on, and elsewhere. E L Fenn 2001

Research Notes:
An Anthony Allstone was baptised 21 Feb 1602 St Botolph Bishopsgate London the father William Allstone. IGI the only entry for an Anthony Alston 3/2001.

Anthony married Elizabeth COLE [140] in 1636 in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. Elizabeth died about 1691.

General Notes:
Elizabeth was of Gt Ashfield at her death but had "lands house and appurtenances" in Edwardstone. Also refers to a second Daniel not shown as her son to whom she left 40/- possibly the Daniel of Preston pg 160 Alstoniana


Will of Elizabeth Alston of Great Ashfield
Dated 14th June 1685
I give to Joseph Alston my Son all my Lands and house and appurtenances lying in Edwardestone for ever, on Condition
that he pay within halfe a year after my Death L3-10-0 or otherwise L7 -for all the trouble they shall be put to concerning the same.
I give to my Son Joseph one Cupboard standing in the said house.
I give to Daniell Allston my Son all the residue and to dwell in the Said house rent free for halfe a year
I give to John Alston my Son Five Pounds within halfe a year
I give to Daniel Alston 40s. within 6 months
I give to my Son Henry Alston his three Children 30s. Ten Shillings to be paid when 21 years of age
I appoint Ephraim Alston my Son Sole Executor and give him all my Goods whatsoever unbequeathed with my wearing apparel linen Woolen goods Household Stuff bills, bonds, Debts and dues whatsoever
ELIZABETH ALSTON
Witnesses : Thos. Warne Junr. William Aransby John Sharpe.
Proved 2nd December 1691 by Ephraim Alston.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 68 M    i. Joseph (John) ALSTON of Boxford [308] was buried on 4 Feb 1726/27 in Boxford SFK.

+ 69 M    ii. Isaac ALSTON [174] died in 1648 in Edwardstone SFK and was buried on 5 Aug 1648 in Edwardstone SFK.

+ 70 M    iii. John ALSTON of Lt Cornard SFK [309] died in 1719.

+ 71 M    iv. Samuel ALSTON (ALSTONE) [6088] was buried on 12 Oct 1700 in Gt Waldingfield SFK.

+ 72 M    v. Daniel ALSTON of Edwardstone [117] was baptised on 16 Jun 1639 in Boxford SFK and was buried on 27 May 1694 in St Mary Edwardstone SFK.

+ 73 M    vi. William ALSTON [141] was baptised on 26 Aug 1641 in Boxford SFK and was buried on 28 Aug 1641 in Boxford SFK.

+ 74 M    vii. Henry ALSTON [177] was baptised on 20 Mar 1646/47 in Edwardstone SFK.

+ 75 M    viii. Ephraim ALSTON of Gt Ashfield [176] was baptised on 4 Jun 1654 in Edwardstone SFK and died about 1700 aged about 46.

28. Mary ALSTON [2658] (Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

General Notes:
Mentioned in her fathers will 1634, also named as wife of Thomas Waspe.

Also mentioned in her brother John's Will 1615

Mary married Thomas WASPE [2656] in 1618.

29. Robart ALSTON [2653] (Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

General Notes:
Thomas is mentioned thrice in his fathers will 1634 once as the younger.

Robart is sole executor of his father's will, is mentioned in his sister Sarah's will of 1634. Can be assumed to be of full age to act as executor?

Robart is possibly the Robert Alston Snr. buried 2 Oct 1683 Edwardstone

A Robert Alston is listed in "Able Men of Suffolk 1638" for Edwardstone.

Robart married Margaret [6009].

Children from this marriage were:

+ 76 M    i. Robert ALSTON Jnr. of Edwardstone [620] was buried on 2 Oct 1683 in Edwardstone SFK.

+ 77 M    ii. Samuel ALSTON [7314] was buried on 20 Feb 1645/46 in Edwardstone SFK.

+ 78 M    iii. Jacob ALSTON [5666] was baptised on 31 May 1646 in Edwardstone SFK and was buried on 17 May 1664 in Edwardstone SFK.

+ 79 M    iv. Samuel ALSTON [546] was baptised on 16 Apr 1648 in Edwardstone SFK.


30. Samuel ALSTON of Edwardstone [2654] (Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was buried on 26 Aug 1658 in Edwardstone SFK.

General Notes:
Samuel is mentioned four times in his fathers will 1634, once as Samuel the younger. He is executor of his sister Sarah's will 1634.

On file printed, 2004 Inventry of the Goods and Chattles of Samuel Alston of Edwardstone dated 3 Nov 1658

A Samuel Alston and a Mary Awsten married 19 Feb 1638/39 at Bury [5812]

Administration was granted to Elizabeth Alston 2nd December 1660 relict of Samuel Alston of Edwardstone [7228]

Samuel married Mary [4027]. Mary was buried on 8 May 1657 in Edwardstone SFK.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 80 M    i. Abraham ALSTON [4028] was baptised on 29 Apr 1646 in Edwardstone SFK and was buried on 18 May 1657 in Edwardstone SFK.

+ 81 F    ii. Sarah ALSTON [4571] was baptised on 16 Jul 1648 in Edwardstone SFK.

+ 82 M    iii. Samuel ALSTON [4030] died in 1650 and was buried on 30 Aug 1650 in Edwardstone SFK.

+ 83 F    iv. Mary ALSTON [4031] was buried on 8 Jun 1653 in Edwardstone SFK.

+ 84 M    v. Samuel ALSTON Jnr [4029] was baptised on 11 Sep 1653 in Edwardstone SFK and was buried on 12 Aug 1730 in Edwardstone SFK.

+ 85 M    vi. John ALSTON [164] was baptised on 20 Jul 1655 in Edwardstone SFK.

31. Sarah ALSTON [2660] (Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) died after 24 Jun 1634. Another name for Sarah was ALLSTONE.

General Notes:
WILL of SARAH ALSTON of EDWARDSTONE
Dated 24 June 1634.
Sarah Allstone (X) of Edwardstone Spinster and one of the daughters of Gregory Allstone deceased of Edwardstone. 24 June 1634.
Bequeaths soul to God steadfastly hoping for salvation by Jesus Christ.
I give my brother Robert L8 to be paid by my exor within 6 months of my decease.
I give my sister Abigale L4 within a year, and all my linen and apparel and a box.
I give Sarah daughter of William Cooper, L5 when 21 or if she dies to her mother Sarah.
The rest of my goods and chattles I give to my wellbeloved brother Samuel whom I make exor. Wit John Bluette, John White.
Proved at Bury 15 Sept 1634.
757. W(R)
Edwardstone: Vicar George Pretty.

32. John ALSTON of Edwardstone [6010] (Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised in 1585 in Edwardstone SFK and died in 1615 in Edwardstone SFK at age 30.

General Notes:
Baptism from transcripts from Archdeaconry of Sudbury.

John's Will was dated 31 July 1615, proved 22 Sept 1615 at Bury St Edmunds. Pgs 153 & 388 Als.

THE WILL OF JOHN ALSTON OF EDWARDSTONE
Dated 31 July 1615
In the Name of God Amen.
The last day of Julye in the yeare of our lord God one Thowsand Six Hundred and fyfteene, I John Alston of Edwardstone in the County of Suff. and dioces of Norwich, Singleman being Sicke in Bodie but sownde of mynde and p'fect of remembrance thankes be to Almrghtie God doe ordaine and make this my last will and Testament in manner and forme following. First I bequeath my Sowle to God the onlye Creator and Maker of it, and my bodie to be buried by my executors hereunder named in Christian buryall.
Item I will give and bequeath unto by brother Thomas Alston the Elder three pounds of good and lawful Englishe Money to be paid unto him within an halfe a yere after my decease.
Item I will gyve and bequeath unto my sister Mary Alston the Some of Twentie Shillings of good and lawful Englishe money to
be paid vnto her within halfe a year, after my decease.
Item I will gyve and bequeath unto my brother Peter Alston the
Sum of one and Twentie shillings of good and lawful Englishe Money to be paid unto him within halfe a year after my
decease, and
Item I will gyve and bequeath unto my brother Thomas Alston ye younger the Some of Tenne Shillings of good lawful Englishe money to be paid unto him within halfe a yere after my decease,
Item I will gyve and bequeath vnto my brother Anthonie Alston the Sum of Tenne Shillings of good and lawful Enghsh money to be paid unto him within halfe a yeare after my decease
Item yf it shall happen So that Either my Said Sister Marie or any of my Said brothers to depart this life before their Seuerall legacyes a bove by me to them bequeathed shall be due unto them Then I will and my meaninge is that hes or her parte soe dyinge Shallbe and Remayne to the other of them that shall Survyve Equallie to be devided betwixt them to be paid vnto them within halfe a yere after my Decease.
Item I will gyve and bequeath the some of Tenne Shiilimgs of good and lawful Enghshe Money to be distributed at the Discretion of my Executors amongst certain of them that have bene longest my Spynners and are poorest to be paid unto them within halfe a yere after my Decease
Item I will give and bequeath vnto Stephen Skofield my best Jerkyn and my best payer of hose.
Item. all my readie money and all my Debts owinge vnto me and all my other moveable goods whatsoever, my debtes being paid and
my funeral charges defrayed, I do freely gyve and bequeath them vnto my brother Richard Alston and to Mary Boges the daughter of Robert Bogis of Edwardston aforesaid Equally to be devided betwixt them And if it shall happen the said Richard or Marie to Depart this life within halfe a yere after my Decease, Then I will and my meaninge is that his or her
parte soe dyinge shalbe and remayne to the other of them that shall Survyve wch said Richard and Marie I doe constitute
ordaine and make the joint Executors of this my said last Will and Testament.
In wyttness whereof I have declared and affirmed this to be my last Will and Testament and have here vnto putt my hand and Seale in the p'sence of these wyttnesses here vnder wrytten.
JOHN ALSTON.
Sealed and delyvered in the prefence of Robert Bogis, Thomas Alston (his mark), and Robert Barker (his mark).
Proved in Court of Archdeaconry of Sudbury 22nd September 1615

Cresswell notes - from his will it would seem testator has two brothers called Thomas . It was not uncommon in Elizabethan times for two children of one family to bear the same christian name, and in this case if there was another brother called John the testator might be one of the John of table 3 pg 5 but this is the mearest conjecture.

33. Peter ALSTON [2651] (Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised in 1593 in Edwardstone SFK.

General Notes:
That this Peter was baptised 1593 is conjectural.

Mentioned in his fathers will 1634, in reference to deed in Peters favour dated 16 Sep 1619

Also mentioned in his brother John's Will 1615

34. Thomas ALSTON The Younger [2646] (Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised in 1600 in Edwardstone SFK.

General Notes:
Thomas is mentioned twice in his fathers Will 1634 as Thomas the younger.

Mentioned in his brother John's Will 1615.

Thomas spouse unknown.

His child was:

+ 86 M    i. Thomas ALSTON [2647] .

35. Gregory ALSTON [327] (Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised in 1603 in Edwardstone SFK and was buried in 1615 in Edwardstone SFK.

36. Susan ALSTON [2657] (Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised in 1606 in Edwardstone SFK.

General Notes:
Mentioned in her fathers will 1634.

37. Abigale ALSTON [2659] (Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised in 1615 in Edwardstone SFK.

General Notes:
Mentioned in her fathers will 1634, Also mentioned in her sister Sarah's will of the same year.

Abigale married John BREWSTER [5293] on 4 Nov 1649 in Edwardstone SFK.

38. Elizabeth HAMMOND [5597] (Bridget ALSTON18, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 22 Jul 1576 in Boxford SFK.

39. Susan HAMMOND [5598] (Bridget ALSTON18, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 5 Jan 1577 in Boxford SFK.

40. John HAMMOND [5599] (Bridget ALSTON18, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 5 May 1588 in Boxford SFK.

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