THE KINGS CANDLESTICKS Alston Family History

Descendants of John Alston of Newton by Sudbury Suffolk


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224. Mary ALSTON [2891] (William of Woodbridge87, William of Siam Hall41, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) died before May 1714.

General Notes:
THE WILL of MARIA ALSTON of READING
Dated 19 Feb 1712
Will of Maria Allston of Reading in the County of Berks.
Desires to be buried in a Vault prepared by her in the parish Church of Shinfield Berks.
Bequeaths to brother Thomas Allston L10 for mourning.
To Mary Allston her god-daughter L300 to be paid 6 months after testators death, should the said Mary die before that time, the money to be equally divided between William, Elizabeth and Anne, her brother and sisters, children of testarix's nephew Samuel Allston.
To said Mary Allston, amber necklace and pendants.
To said William Allston, L50
To said Elizabeth and Anne L20 each.
To Mrs Dorothy Betts niece L10
To cousin Robert one of the sons of Mrs. Dorothy Betts L50
To cousin Henry Betts 20/- to buy a ring.
To cousins Margarett and Avis Foster daughters of nephew Thomas Foster L50 each.
To niece Mrs. Avis Foster daughter of testatrix's brother Sir Thomas Foster the silver plate now in her custody. The gold chain at her death to go to Mary Allston god-daughter of testatrix Maria Allston. The pearls now in the custody of Mrs. Avis Foster to go to testatrix's cousin's Prue Downing on the death of said Mrs Foster.
Also to said Prue Downing L50 and the book called Gerrards Herball.
To niece Mrs. Margarett Man L10.
To nieces Martha Cuddy and Jane Manning L5 a piece. The legacy to Martha Cuddy to be for her sole use, the Husband not to intermeddle.
To cousins Elizabeth Brockden and Mary Brockden daughters of her niece Mrs. Mary Brockden the sum of L10 each.
To her friend Mrs. Elizabeth Exell, L5.
To Mrs. Sarah Hollyer L10 also her wearing apparel Linen and household goods and the ready money in the house at testatrix's death.
To said Mrs. Sarah Hollyer and Mr. Thomas Hollyer of Shinfield yeoman L40 between them
To Sarah Hollyer daughter of said Thomas Hollyer, L5.
To Mr. Adam Johnson of Reading, Baker, L20
To Anne wife of above L20 also book of Physical Receipts.
To four eldest children of said Adam Johnson Mary, Joseph, Francis and John L10 each.
To Anne Gold, her maidservant L5.
For the poor of the parish of Shinfield L5.
To Relations and friends hereafter mentioned a Gold ring of the value of 17/- viz;
Sister Allston
Nephew Samuel Allston and wife
Kinsman William Allston
Nephew Downing
Nephew William Mann
Nephew Jeffry Mann
Niece Brockden
Cousins Thomas Betts, William Betts, Sarah Betts and Martha Betts
Cousin Elizabeth Lowdes
Cousin Mary Anguish
Cousin Alice Stanford
Cousin Wells
Mr. Townley near Billingsgate and his wife
Mrs. Perry at Thorpe and daughter Mary
Goddaughter Mrs. Atfield and 3 daughters
Mrs. Elizabeth Exell and Mrs. Sarah Hollyer widow
To executors L100 for funeral expenses, buying the rings and charges for the Vault in Shinfield Church.
No relations to be invited to funeral, not out of disrespect but to save them unnecessary trouble.
The residue of estate both real and personal bequeathed to Thomas Hollyer and Sarah Hollyer widow who are appointed executors.
Proved 7 May 1714.
Aston 89
Page 129 Alstoniana

Mentioned in her neice Alice Alston's will 18 Dec 1694, for a mourning ring.

225. Avice ALSTON [2879] (William of Woodbridge87, William of Siam Hall41, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 17 Dec 1620 in St Mary Woodbridge, died on 26 Apr 1656 at age 35, and was buried in Thorpe Chertsey SRY.

General Notes:
Memorial in the Church at Thorpe reads "Here lieth the body of Mrs Avice Foster wife of Thomas Foster of Foster's Esq together with Mr Robert their eldest sonne at his age of 21 yeares. She was the eldest daughter of William Alston of Marlesford co suffolk Esq. She was the tender mother of eleven children. She departed this troublesome life the 26 day of April AD 1656. "Thus soe he giveth his beloved rest".

Avice married Sir Thomas FOSTER Kt. [2880], son of Lord Chief Justice FOSTER [2881].

Children from this marriage were:

+ 421 F    i. Avis FOSTER [2882] .

+ 422 M    ii. Thomas FOSTER [2883] .

226. Alice ALSTON [2886] (William of Woodbridge87, William of Siam Hall41, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 1 May 1623 in Woodbridge SFK and died in 1673 at age 50.

Alice married Daniel CLENCH of Burgh Suffolk [2887] in Feb 1637/38 in Hacheston SFK. Another name for Daniel was of Culpho CLINCHE.

General Notes:
Marriage Lic. Ipswich Probate Court SFK.
Daniel Clinche of Culpho Singleman date of Lic. Feb 1638. Married at Hacheston SFK to Alice Allston Singlewoman of Marlsford.

227. Catherine (Cattren) ALSTON [5739] (William of Woodbridge87, William of Siam Hall41, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 10 Feb 1623/24 in St Mary Woodbridge.

228. Elizabeth ALSTON [2888] (William of Woodbridge87, William of Siam Hall41, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 17 Jan 1626/27.

General Notes:
Elizabeth had a further two sons and three daughters.

Elizabeth married Thomas MANN Esq. [2889], son of Edward MANN of Ipswich [2892] and Dorothy MANNOCK [2893], about 1652 in St Mary Quay Ipswich. Thomas was baptised on 7 Mar 1626/27 in St Mary Quay Ipswich and died in 1669 at age 42.

General Notes:
Thomas was of the Inner Temple and Yoxford, and an Usher of the Rolls.
Will dated 29 Oct 1669 proved 24 Nov 1669.
Ref Alstoniana pages 289 - 291 for details of his family


Children from this marriage were:

+ 423 M    i. Robert MANN of Linton KEN [2895] died in 1752 and was buried in Linton KEN.

+ 424 M    ii. William MANN [2896] was baptised in 1658 in Yoxford SFK.

+ 425 M    iii. Jeffery MANN [2897] .

+ 426 F    iv. Margaret MANN [2898] was baptised in 1659 in Yoxford SFK.

+ 427 F    v. Mary MANN [5726] was baptised in 1657 in Yoxford SFK.

+ 428 M    vi. Charles MANN [5727] was baptised in 1666 in Yoxford SFK.

+ 429 F    vii. Jane MANN [5728] was baptised in 1667 in Yoxford SFK.

229. William ALSTON [2876] (William of Woodbridge87, William of Siam Hall41, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 5 Mar 1627/28 in Woodbridge SFK.

General Notes:
Notes in Latin on William Alstonia Pg 7. Ao 9 Car 1633 Willus Alston obt. post ult. An (8nov 8 an). S Alston est frater et heres Willi Alston jun. nup. defti. Willus Alston, senr, pater, prd Samlii, admiss. durant minor etat prd Samlii. Rot. Cur de Harborough Hall in Aspal.

Suffolk Manorial Families Vol 1 Pg 270 :
William Alston of Marlsford SFK gent second husband of Margaret Hammond daughter of Mathew Hammond of Bury gent & ? Margaret (Fox third Husband) widowed 13 Nov 1660 Pro 9 May 1661 died sine prole.
William made will PCC 108 Evelyn 9 June 1646, had issue by former wife
A Henry Groom gent of SFK was first husband of Margaret Hammond, his will 1 June proved 4 Sept 1639

William spouse unknown.

230. Samuel ALSTON of Marlsford [2877] (William of Woodbridge87, William of Siam Hall41, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised in 1630 in Woodbridge SFK and was buried on 21 Dec 1675 in Marlesford SFK.

General Notes:
Samuel was aged 11 on 10 Jan 17th Charles 1 (1641/2). He resided at Marlesford, was a Justice of the Peace and a Major of the Militia 1667. He was sometime Trustee of Sir W Devereux's gift eg 1676. His will was dated 15 Dec 1675 proved PCC 20 June 1676.

Samuel Aston of Marlesford was assessed for tax on 12 hearths in 1666.
Samuel Alston of Marlesford was assessed for tax on 12 hearths in 1674.

Samual Alston was a magistrate for the county, &c., Major in Militia in 1667 in the encounter with the Dutch at Felixstowe he died and was buried at Marlesford. Saml. his only son sold the estate (the paternal one) to Sir Philip Skippon, and his descendants removed to Bramford near Ipswich.
Alstoniana Pg 368

Marlsford Parish Records. Ipswick R.O. Ref. FC 117
Devereux' Charity. ref. FC 117/L1
(27?) April 1676. Deed; Thomas Dade of Tannington, to Thomas Smith, gent., Samuel Alston, gent; Thomas Ewen, gent., Henry Ewen, gent., Henry Pottle, tanner. ref. FC 117/L1/2
28 March 1677. Deed appointing Simon Dove, Lord of the Manor of Marlesford, Edmund Dove, his son, Thomas Smith of Marlesford, gent., Samuel Alston, gent., James Goodwyn, gent., Thomas Ewen, gent., Henry Ewen, gent., Philip Crapnell, yeoman, and Henry Pottle, tanner, feoffees of Sir Walter Deverex' Charity. ref. FC 117/L1/3
2nd April 1717. Deed of feoffment - Samuel Alston of Coddenham, gent., to Simon Dove of Bramford, gent., William Alston of London, gent, John Dawson of Saxmundham, gent., John Goodwyn of Leiston, gent., and Ralph Cotton of Marlesford, gent., charity money left by Sir Walter Devereux for use of parish. ref. FC 117/L1/4
Ref A2A

FOSTER v. ALSTON.
Bill, 28 June 1653, by Thomas Foster of Marlesford, co, Suffolk, esq., v. Samuel Alston of the same place, gent.
About 4 years past complainant entered into a bond to pay L180 to the defendant, who then dwelt at Ipswich, which bond the defendant entrusted to one Edmund Colman of Ipswich, gent., cousin german to the said Samuel and to Orator's wife. Alston has now fraudulently obtained the bond from Colman, and refuses to give complainant any satisfaction for all the money now paid to Colman for his use.
Mitford, 103/79. 1653.
Alstoniana Pg 201

THE WILL OF SAMUEL ALSTON OF MARLESFORD SFK. Esq.
Dated 15 Dec 1675
I give to my welbeloved wife Alice my messuage wherein I now dwell and appurtenances in Marlesford, with the lands, tenements meadows feedings thereto belonging, another tenement with the lands belonging, also in Marlesford and all other my copy and freehold lands in Marlesford with remainder to my son Samuel
I give to my daughter Elizabeth my lands and tenements in Framesdon and Creatingham, co. Suffolk also an annuity of L24 arising from certain lands and tenements in Ipswich
I desire my wife to sell my lands and tenements in Aspall, Stonham and Debenham co. Suffolk and to pay the mortgage thereon to my friend Mr Jordon -any overplus arising from the sale, I give to my wife desiring her to be good to my children, especially to my daughter Alice.
I desire my son Samuel to give a release to my wife of any claim he has to the lands in Aspall Stonham and Debenham should he refuse to do this I give to my wife and her heirs certain lands in Marlesford called Drylands, containing about
50 acres being part of the farm I now live in - and the bequest to my son Samuel to be void.
All my personal estate I give to my wife and desire her to pay my debts and appoint her sole executrix
I appoint John Barker of Wickham Market, Suffolk gent. supervisor of this my will.
I desire my children to act dutifully towards their mother and my son to stay with his master during the time contracted for, that he may acquire the Profession he is bound unto
The legacies and bequests to my wife to be in lieu of her Dower or Thirds -
(Signed) SAM. ALSTON
Witnesses: TO: Pulham, James Mawling, Edm. Jordan.
Proved: 20 June 1676 by Alice Alston relict and executrix named in will

Ref. Bence 113.

Samuel married Elizabeth MANN [2946], daughter of Edward MANN of Ipswich [2892] and Elizabeth BROOKE [21729], on 9 May 1650 in Marlesford SFK. Elizabeth was baptised on 5 Mar 1619/20 in St Mary Quay Ipswich.

Research Notes:
Elizabeth was aged 21 at her death


The child from this marriage was:

+ 430 F    i. Elizabeth ALSTON [2950] was born about 1652 in Marlesford SFK.

Samuel next married Frances WYTHE [5850] on 26 Sep 1661 in Marlesford SFK.

Samuel next married Alice NICHOLSON [2948], daughter of Francis NICHOLSON Esq. of Chapelle ESS [2949], about 1665 in Marlesford SFK. Alice was buried on 10 Oct 1686 in Marlesford SFK.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 431 M    i. Samuel ALSTON of Bramford [2952] was born about 1659 and was buried on 6 Aug 1727 in Bramford St Mary.

+ 432 F    ii. Alice ALSTON [2957] was born about 1662 in Bramford SFK, died in 1705 aged about 43, and was buried on 16 Sep 1705 in Marlesford SFK.

+ 433 M    iii. William ALSTON [2956] was baptised on 15 Feb 1665/66 in Marlesford SFK.

+ 434 F    iv. Elizabeth ALSTON [435] .

231. Thomas ALSTON [2878] (William of Woodbridge87, William of Siam Hall41, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 3 Jul 1631 in Woodbridge SFK and died after 1712.

General Notes:
Thomas was Barrister-at-Law of the Inner Temple, d.s.p. Was living in 1712 when mentioned in his sister Mary's will.

First Name: Thomas
Last Name: Alston
Occupation Given: gentleman
Address: Marlesford Suffolk
Admission Date: 30/10/1651
Call Date: 04/11/1658
Inner Temple Admissions (2009)

Parliment held on 4 Nov AD1658.
Thomas Alston son of William called to the bar.
Alston paid 4L towards his first vacation
Inner Temple records 1603-1660 Vol II. NZSOG.

Bury St Edmunds Grammar School.
Alston Thomas; bap. July 1631; son William of Woodbridge and Marlsford gent.; at Bury under Stevens; Adm St Johns tutor and surity Mr Frost 25 Feb 1650 aged 17; Of Inner Temple.
The Genealogist.
Alstoniana Pg 267.

Thomas Alston son of William Gent of Woodbridge - School Bury St Edmunds; Matric. sizar, 1650; Adm. pens. at St John's College Camb 25 Feb 1649-50 aged 17; Admitted at the Inner Temple 1650.

Thomas Alston of the Inner Temple, esq., batchelor, 50, and Anne Guilford, of Chelsea, Middlesex, widow - at St James in the Fields Middlesex, St Anne Aldersgate London, or the Royal Chapel Whitehall. 6 Aug 1684.

Ipswich Record Office
Loraine Family Archive
Ref HA61
Item: Will of Dorothy Warner of St. Martins-in-the-Fields, Middlesex. To Thomas Alston Esq. of Chelsea and Bambridge Buckeridge, gent., of St. Giles', Middlesex - ref. HA61/436/579 [n.d.]
All property in Bramford and Blakenham Parva inherited from Joseph Alston through Mary Alston (sister of Dorothy Warner) in trust to dispose of as directed by Dame Mary Hanmer (also daughter of Jos. Alston) but to sell Bullen Wood to settle debts of Mary Alston; and money bequests. Executrix: Isabella Willims, spinster, of St. Andrews, Holborn. Will dated 24 Feb. 1696 and proved 30 May 1700).

Item: Copy of Decree of High Court of Chancery ordering Thomas Alston and Bambridge Buckridge, trustees under will of Dorothy Warner (nee Alston) to convey property to Samuel Alston as heir (subject to payment of debts of late Mary Alston) - ref. HA61/436/583 - date: 11 March 1710
(Copy addressed to Samuel Alston Esq. at Coddenham, 15 Aug. 1717).
Item: Lease and release by Thos. Alston Esq. of Chelsea and Bambridge Buckridge, Esq., now of St. Margaret's, Westminster - ref. HA61/436/582 - date: 3 (sic) & 3 June 1710
To Samuel Alston of Bramford of property in Bramford and Blakenham formerly occupied by John Harwell, Robert Helwis, John Rivers and John Parry, now occupied by John Goss, Samuel Ashton, Edmund Garrett and Jacob Mole - as ordered by High Court of Chancery in decree of 11 March 1710
A2A

Thomas married Anne GUILFORD [2062] on 6 Aug 1684.

General Notes:
CHESTER'S LONDON MARRIAGE LICENCES, 1521-1869.
London, Quaritch 1887. ALSTON.
ALSTON, THOMAS, of the Inner Temple, Esq., bachelor, 50, and Anne Guilford, of Chelsea, Middlesex, widow, at St. James's in the Fields, Middlesex, St. Anne, Aldersgate, or Chapel Royal, Whitehall.

232. Mary ALSTON [2890] (William of Woodbridge87, William of Siam Hall41, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 20 Nov 1632 in Woodbridge SFK and was buried on 1 Sep 1633 in Woodbridge SFK.

233. Philip ALSTON [9030] (Ralph88, William of Siam Hall41, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 24 Jun 1625 in Assington SFK.

234. Thomas ALSTON [9031] (Ralph88, William of Siam Hall41, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 9 Aug 1627 in Assington SFK and died on 12 Apr 1627.

235. Elizabeth ALSTON [9032] (Ralph88, William of Siam Hall41, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 9 Nov 1628 in Assington SFK.

236. Martha ALSTON [7235] (Edward (Rev)89, William of Siam Hall41, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

237. ALSTON [7236] (Edward (Rev)89, William of Siam Hall41, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

married Arden GIBSON [7237].

238. Edmund COLEMAN [2868] (Margery ALSTON91, William of Siam Hall41, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

General Notes:
Edmund was godson to his Uncle William in whose will (1641) he is mentioned.

239. William CHAPLIN [2870] (Elizabeth ALSTON92, William of Siam Hall41, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

General Notes:
William was godson to his uncle William Alston.

240. Joseph ALSTON [2854] (Joseph of Siam Hall93, William of Siam Hall41, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born about 1655.

General Notes:
Joseph was aged 9 in 1664.

241. William ALSTON [2855] (Joseph of Siam Hall93, William of Siam Hall41, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born about 1657 in Newton SFK.

Research Notes: Birth details uncertain

242. Francis ALSTON [2856] (Joseph of Siam Hall93, William of Siam Hall41, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born about 1659 in Newton SFK.

Research Notes: Birth details uncertain

243. Robert ALSTON [2857] (Joseph of Siam Hall93, William of Siam Hall41, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born about 1661.

Research Notes: Birth details uncertain

244. Elizabeth ALSTON [2858] (Joseph of Siam Hall93, William of Siam Hall41, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born about 1663 in Newton SFK.

Research Notes: Birth details uncertain

245. Paul TRACY [2860] (Anne ALSTON96, William of Siam Hall41, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

246. James TRACY [2861] (Anne ALSTON96, William of Siam Hall41, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

247. Sarah TRACY [2862] (Anne ALSTON96, William of Siam Hall41, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

248. John ALSTON [6136] (Jonas (Jonah) of Ballingdon.98, William of Siam Hall41, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

General Notes:
John Alston, son of Jonas Alston of Ballingdon ESS, y indenture bearing the date 8 Sep 1660, apprentice to Thomas Owwdn the younger of Sudbury in the trade of a sadler, 24th June.
Borough of Sudbury Cocket Book: Apprentice Indentures, 1656 - 1723.

249. Anne ALSTON [15904] (Jonas (Jonah) of Ballingdon.98, William of Siam Hall41, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 14 Aug 1651 in Moulton.

250. Mary ALSTON [15905] (Jonas (Jonah) of Ballingdon.98, William of Siam Hall41, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 30 Sep 1653 in Moulton.

251. William WELLS [11776] (Anne ALSTON106, Edward of Boxford43, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 5 Feb 1628/29.

General Notes:
William is mentioned in the Will 1667 of his half brother Edward.

252. Anne WELLS [11799] (Anne ALSTON106, Edward of Boxford43, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 25 Aug 1630.

253. Elizabeth WELLS [11800] (Anne ALSTON106, Edward of Boxford43, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 30 Jan 1632/33.

254. Edward PAYNE [11777] (Anne ALSTON106, Edward of Boxford43, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) died in 1667 in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.

General Notes:
Edward died in1667 in Bury St Edmunds and was a wealthy grocer.

Edward married someone.

255. Anne PAYNE [22698] (Anne ALSTON106, Edward of Boxford43, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

General Notes:
Anne is mentioned in her brother Edwards Will as, his sister Anne Grigson.
Ref: P Wells 2015

Anne married Robert GRIGSON Reymerston NFK [22699].

256. Anne ALSTON [2979] (Joseph of Bramford109, Edward of Boxford43, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised about 1637 in Boxford SFK.

General Notes:
Anne was not mentioned in her fathers will, presumed to have died in infancy.

257. Lady Mary ALSTON [2980] (Joseph of Bramford109, Edward of Boxford43, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 24 Mar 1640/41 in Bramford SFK, died on 11 Dec 1709 at age 68, and was buried in Bramford SFK.

General Notes:
The Will of Dorothy Warner 24 Feb 1696 gives Mary the authority to dispose of her estate, which included the estate of Mary Alston of Moulsey, vested in Trustees Thomas Alston of Chelsea and Bambridge Buckeridge.

ACTON v ALSTON & OTHERS
Mitford. 137/1 Bill, 11 June 1659, by John Acton the elder of Bramford, co. Suffolk, Esq. v. Mary Alston, the mother of John Hanmer and Mary his wife, Peter Alston and John Clayton.
Complainant is Lord of the manor of Bramford ; one Joseph Alston of co. Suffolk, Esq. decd. and some of his ancestors before him, held land of the said manor, together with other lands near by but not belonging to the said manor. He died about 15 years since, and his estate in lands in the said manor is determined, as would appear by copy of court rolls if they were forthcoming. Since his death his widow Mary, John Hanmer Esq. and his wife Mary, sole daughter and heir of the said Joseph Alston, Peter Alston heretofore of Bramford, gent,, and John Clayton, gent., confederate together and pretend that the said Joseph's Estate is not determined.
Defendants do not know the extent of the lands held by the late
Joseph Alston in Bramford manor, nor whether they are freehold or copyhold, because the complainant has never suffered them to have a sight of the court rolls.
John Clayton believes that part of the lands now held by Mary Alston, widow, were formerly held by Peter Alston, father of the defendant Peter, who had besides another son Edward, After their father's death, Peter and Edward were tenants together of this freehold land, paying therefore a rent to the lord of the manor of Bramford.
Also Whittington 54 & 468 1662
Alstoniana Pg 176 & 203

DADE (sic) v. ALSTON.
Bill, 9 February 1663/4 by Thomas Eade (sic) of Tannington, co. Suffolk Esq., John Lambe, William Acton and Nathaniel Acton, all of Barham in the said co., executors of John Acton Esq.
In Trinity term 1659, John Acton, father of the said decd.,
filed a bill against Mary Alston, widow, John Hanmer Esq. and Mary his wife, John Cleyton and Peter Alston ; the complainant was lord of the manor of Bramford, and in his bill shewed that one Joseph Alston, late of Sproughton, Esq. deed., and his ancestors, held copyhold lands of the said manor. Joseph died about 15 years before the date of the bill. His widow Mary, and his only
daughter Mary Hanmer, contrived to procure continued possession of the lands, though the Alston title had expired by flux of time, and felled great quantities of wood &c. The lands were so ill defined and mixed with other lands, that the said John Acton had not certainty enough to proceed against the defendants at common law.
Bridges, 608. 1663/4.

DAWSON v. ALSTON.
Bill, 30 June 1664, by Henry Dawson of Groton, co. Suffolk, gent., v. Mary Alston, Sir John Hanmer and Mary his wife, and Sir John Warner.
Complainant is lord of the manor of Sanderford alias Sampford in Great Waldingfeild. At a court of that manor held 23 October 1655 Mary Alston was admitted tenant of a copyhold tenement, now in the occupation of one John Canham. She paid the yearly rent for some years, together with a fine upon her admittance : but now conspires with Sir John Hanmer, of Lincoln's Inn Fields, Kt,, and the other defendants to deny the said tenement is copyhold at all.
Whittington 93 1634.

Alstoniana Pg 203

Ref Ips RO GB 436/579 - precis on file, includes details of other files showing some of the distribution in part to Samuel Alston of Bramford [2952].

Mary died intestate, administration of her estate was granted PCC 26 Dec 1709 to Samuel Alston.

Research Notes:
Loraine Archive Ipswich PRO Ref.
HA61/436/246 - 252, HA61/436/568 - 590, HA61/436/595 - 598.
Copy of catalogue on file (2004) which contains more detail than on the A2A. To study

Mary married Major General Sir John HANMER 3rd Bart Hanmer Co Cork [2981]. John died in 1701.

General Notes:
Sir John served with great honour as commander of a regiment under King William at the battle of the Boyne. His cousin and successor Sir Thomas Hanmer was Speaker in 1712 and Dr Johnson wrote "Illustrious age how bright thy glories shone, When Hanmer filled the chair and Anne the throne". He died s.p.

Research Notes:
Photo of the details of the Manor of Whittingham with Wakelyn's page 36 refers Hanmer - 2004

258. Susan ALSTON [2982] (Joseph of Bramford109, Edward of Boxford43, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 12 Aug 1642 in Bramford SFK and died on 4 Dec 1644 in Beeston NFK at age 2.

General Notes:
Susan was aged 2 years and 4 months at her death.

259. Ann ALSTON (Alstone) [5710] (Thomas111, Peter of Bramford46, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 26 Feb 1627/28 in Groton SFK.

260. Thomas ALSTON [3008] (Thomas111, Peter of Bramford46, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 18 May 1630 in Groton SFK.

General Notes:
This Thomas presumably died in infancy.

261. Thomas ALSTON [3009] (Thomas111, Peter of Bramford46, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 30 Mar 1632 in Groton SFK.

262. Samuel ALSTON [3010] (Thomas111, Peter of Bramford46, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 26 May 1637 in Groton SFK.

General Notes:
GRAY'S INN REGISTER, 1521-1887.-ALSTON.
ALSTON (WILLIAM) son and heir of Samuel, of Bramford, Suffolk, Esq. (undated)
Was this Samuels son?

263. John ALSTON [3011] (Thomas111, Peter of Bramford46, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born about 1639 and was buried on 16 Feb 1660/61 in Groton SFK.

264. Martha FOX [7263] (Margery ALSTON112, Peter of Bramford46, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

265. Elizabeth KNAPP [8864] (Elizabeth ALSTON113, Peter of Bramford46, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

266. Thomas KNAPP [8865] (Elizabeth ALSTON113, Peter of Bramford46, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

267. Anne KNAPP [8866] (Elizabeth ALSTON113, Peter of Bramford46, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

268. John KNAPP [8867] (Elizabeth ALSTON113, Peter of Bramford46, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

269. Robert KNAPP [8868] (Elizabeth ALSTON113, Peter of Bramford46, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1).


270. John ALSTON of Woodbridge [2999] (Edward116, Peter of Bramford46, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised about 1617 in Bramford SFK and was buried on 16 Apr 1710 in St Mary Woodbridge SFK.

General Notes:
John was principle of Seckford Almshouses in Woodbridge. Will dated 19 Mar 1709 proved Cur Ep Nor 1709.

1674 Hearth Tax:
A John Alston of Woodbridge was taxed on 2 hearths

IGI has an entry John Alston Will 1681 Woodbridge, father John Alston? showing a family of John, Sarah, and Edward. IGI is inaccurate in respect to many dates in this family.

ALSTON v COLMAN & others.
Bill 20 April 1670, by John Alston of Woodbridge, co. Suffolk, gent., son and heir and executor of Edward Alston, gent. decd. v Edmund Colman the elder, and others (viz, Thomas Sidney, Arden Gibson and Robert Cocke.)
The said Edward Alston deed. was seised of a capital messuage etc. in the parish of St. Laurence, Ipswich ; and on complainants marriage with Dorothy, his now wife promised to leave him an estate worth L500. The defendant Colman is an attorney, and has got various deeds into his possession ; and confederates (to defraud complainant) with other persons, some of whom have married complainant's sisters.
Mitford 326/35 1670.
Alstoniana Pg 179

ALSTON v. COLMAN.
The answer, undated of Edmund Colman, the elder, gent., Thomas Wright, Thomas Sidney and Arden Gibson, gent, to the bill of John Alston, complainant.
Defendants believe Edward Alston, decd., was seised of a messuage as in the bill alleged, but of the yearly
value of L10 and no more, and of no other tenements.
They know nothing of any articles of agreement made upon complainant's marriage.
They believe that the said Edward assigned to his daughter Martha, as her portion, a forfeited mortgage for L100 that he held from the defendant Sidney. In the same year, viz. 1665, the defendant,
Wright gave a bond to said Alston's daughter Barbary, for the payment of L100. Arden Gibson says about L12
being due to him from the said Alston, he demanded the same, and Alston gave him L7 and left in his hands a Turkey carpet and a table, to remain with him till he should demand the same, which he never did ; this defendant has married one of the daughters of the said Edward.
A schedule is annexed, of all deeds and writings left by Edward Alston, deed., father of the complainant, in the custody of the said Edmund Colman ; except such deeds as belong to the premises in St. Lawrence parish Ipswich, heretofore mortgaged and forfeited to the said Edmund Colman, among which deeds are
(I) An indenture of feoffment of the manor of Lovetofts, 26th March 1658/9, between Edward Alston and EustaceSmith.
(2) A bill of sale under the hand and seal of Robert Wilkenson unto Edward Alston of one thirty second of the shipp called the John & Elizabeth of Ipswich, dated 1 May 1662.
Mitford 219/13

Burial
John Alston 16 Apr 1710 St Mary Woodbridge SFK aged 75.
Ref: Find My Past.

The Will of John Alston, Principal of Sekeford Almeshouse in Woodbridge in co, Suffolk.
Dated 19th March 1709 (10).
My soul to the mercy of God and my Body to decently buried.
I ordain Ann Alston my youngest daughter to be my sole executrix.
To my daughter Susan Garnham, wife of Thomas Garnham all such goods and household stuff of mine as she now hathe
To said Susan Gamham, house and two orchards which I bought of Thomas Sidny of Ipswich. on condition she pay 5/- a
year to my son Edward Alston so long as he lives.
To my daughter Anne Alston, lands purchased of Thomas Sidny aforesaid on condition she pay my son Edward 5/- a
year while he lives.
To my daughter Anne Alston all my beds and bedding and all goods in my apartments in the Almshouse.
Debts and expenses to be discharged by my two daughters Susan and Ann out of the lands bequeathed to them.
JOHN ALSTON.
Witnesses : Edmond Brome, Daniel Ford, William Nevill.
No proof registered.
Consistory Court of Norwich 1709 fol. 300.
Alstoniana pg 166

Research Notes:
"1681, John Alston of Woodbridge, Gent., and Dorothy, his wife, admd." Court Books of Thorpe Hall, Harketon. "1711, John Alston and Dorothy, his wife died. Edward A., only son and heir of Dorothy admd" Court Books of Thorpe Hall, Harketon.
Alstoniana Table 20. Pg. 19

John married Dorothy REYNOLDS of Ipswich [3000]. Dorothy died before 1711.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 435 M    i. Edward ALSTON [3001] was born in 1681 and died after 1711.

+ 436 F    ii. Anne ALSTON [3002] was baptised on 17 Apr 1682 in Ipswich St Mary.

+ 437 F    iii. Susan ALSTON [3003] .

+ 438 M    iv. Stephen ALSTON [406] was baptised on 20 Sep 1678 in Woodbridge St Mary.

+ 439 M    v. Alexander ALSTON [407] was baptised on 20 Jun 1675 in Woodbridge St Mary and was buried on 16 Jan 1694/95 in Woodbridge St Mary SFK.

+ 440 F    vi. Sarah ALSTON [408] was baptised about 1681.

+ 441 M    vii. John ALSTON [410] was baptised on 5 Nov 1671 in Woodbridge St Mary.

271. Mary ALSTON [3156] (Edward116, Peter of Bramford46, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised about 1621 in Bramford SFK.

General Notes:
Mary was living 1656

272. Martha ALSTON [5499] (Edward116, Peter of Bramford46, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born about 1631 in Bramford SFK.

General Notes:
Refer her mothers Will, birth date very uncertain

273. Annah ALSTON [22517] (Edward116, Peter of Bramford46, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 16 May 1631 in Bramfield SFK.

General Notes:
Annah is placed with little certainity

274. Elizabeth ALSTON [3155] (Edward116, Peter of Bramford46, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 5 Sep 1633 in Bramford SFK.

General Notes:
Elizabeth was living 1656, her bap is from a transcription of the Bramford Registers by Roy Alston

275. Alice ALSTON [3157] (Edward116, Peter of Bramford46, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 20 Mar 1636/37 in Bramford SFK.

General Notes:
Alice was living 1656, her bap is from a transcription of the Bramford Registers by Roy Alston, the word Alice is obscured.

276. Ann ALSTON [3158] (Edward116, Peter of Bramford46, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 14 Jan 1641/42 in Bramford SFK.

General Notes:
Ann was living 1656 her bap is from a transcription of the Bramford Registers by Roy Alston

277. Susan ALSTON [3159] (Edward116, Peter of Bramford46, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 23 Sep 1645 in Bramford SFK.

General Notes:
Susan was living 1656, her bap is from a transcription of the Bramford Registers by Roy Alston

278. Barbara ALSTON [3160] (Edward116, Peter of Bramford46, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 3 Nov 1648 in Bramford SFK.

General Notes:
Barbara was living 1656, her bap is from a transcription of the Bramford Registers by Roy Alston



279. Dame Frances ALSTON [3028] (Thomas Kt & Bt. of Odell (Sir)124, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 2 Mar 1641/42 in St Leonard Shoreditch LON and died in 1703 at age 61.

Research Notes:
St Leonard Shoreditch
Baptisms
Frances daughter of ye Sr Thomas Alston & Elizabeth ye wife bapt 2 March
This is far from clear in the Register see image and decide for yourself



Frances married Sir John PICKERING 2nd Bt of Tidmouth [3029], son of Sir Gilbert PICKERING Bt of Nova Scotia [18018] and Elizabeth MONTAGU of Hinchingbrook HUN [24934], on 24 Jan 1668/69 in Odell BDF. John was born in 1640 and died in 1703 at age 63.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 442 M    i. Sir Gilbert PICKERING 3rd Bt of Tidmarsh WIL [18017] was born in 1670 and died in 1735 in Cavendish Sq St Marylebone LON at age 65.

+ 443 M    ii. St John PICKERING [3030] was baptised on 13 Apr 1671 in Odell BDF.


280. Thomas ALSTON [3023] (Thomas Kt & Bt. of Odell (Sir)124, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 11 May 1647 in Odell BDF, died on 2 Jun 1668 in Oxford, Vita Patris. at age 21, and was buried on 2 Jul 1668 in Odell BDF.

General Notes:
Thomas matriculated at St Edmund Hall Oxford 1666, aged 18. He was unmarried.

ALSTON (THOMAS), of Odell, Beds. Baronet, St. Edmund Hall, matric. 1666, aged 18; died at Oxford 2 June, 1668,
Oxoniensis 1891.

Odell
Register Extracts.
Thomas son of Sir Thomas Alston and Lady Elizabeth Bap 11 May 1647

Odell
Register Extracts.
Thomas son of Sir Thomas Alston and Lady Elizabeth Buried July 2d 1668

Monument Odell Church.
Here Lie Interred The Bodies Of.
Thomas Alston son of the said Sir Thomas and Dame
Elizabeth his wife who died at Oxford June II
1668 in the xxii yeare of his age and was buried
here July II following.

281. Rowland ALSTON [3024] (Thomas Kt & Bt. of Odell (Sir)124, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 26 Jul 1650 in Odell BDF and was buried on 11 Oct 1652 in Odell BDF.

Research Notes:
Odell
Register Extracts.
Rowland son of Sir Thomas Alston and Lady Elizabeth Bap 26 Jul 1650

Odell
Register Extracts.
Rowland son of Sir Thomas Alston and Lady Elizabeth Bur 11 Oct 1652
Alstoniana

282. Elizabeth ALSTON [3031] (Thomas Kt & Bt. of Odell (Sir)124, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 28 May 1651 in Odell BDF.

General Notes:
Odell
Baptisms 1651
Elizabeth Alston d of Sir Thomas Alston and Dame Elizabeth his Wife 28 May
Ref: Extracts of Odell Registers on File ELF.

CHESTER'S LONDON MARRIAGE LICENCES, 1521-1869.
London, Quaritch 1887. ALSTON.

Elizabeth married Stavely STANTON of Birchmoor Beds. [3032] on 3 Jun 1672 in St Margaret Westminster.

Research Notes:
Stavely Stanton of Birchmore Beds.,Esq. Single, 21, & Elizabeth Alston of Odell spinster, about 19, dau. of Sir Thomas Alston of same Kt & Bart. who consents at St Margarets Westminster, St Marylebone, or the new chapel of St Margarets Westminster. 3 Jun 1672. H. xxiv, 123.
The Genealogist NZSOG.
http://archive.org/stream/genealogiabedfor00page#page/450/mode/2up/search/Odell


The child from this marriage was:

+ 444 F    i. Elizabeth STANTON [18016] was born on 24 Aug 1677, was baptised on 26 Aug 1677 in Woburn BDF, and died in Jul 1741 at age 63.

Elizabeth next married Montague PICKERING of Birchmore BDF [3033], son of Sir Gilbert PICKERING Bt of Nova Scotia [18018] and Elizabeth MONTAGU of Hinchingbrook HUN [24934].

General Notes:
Montague was brother to Sir John Pickering, married to Elizabeths sister.



283. Sir Rowland ALSTON 2nd Bart [3025] (Thomas Kt & Bt. of Odell (Sir)124, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 11 Nov 1652 in Odell BDF, died in Sep 1697 at age 44, and was buried on 24 Sep 1697 in Odell BDF.

General Notes:
Odell
Baptism Registers
Mr Rowland Alston son of Sir Thomas Alston of and Odell Dame Elizabeth his wife was baptised 11 Nov 1652. (might be Oct)
Ref: Extracts of Odell Registers on File ELF. also http://archive.org/stream/genealogiabedfor00page#page/220/mode/2up

A certificate (on vellum seal missing) dated 5 Jun 32 Chas II (1680) from the Mayor of Bedford confirms Sir Rowland Alston Bt. of Odell a Burgess of the town and entitled to all its privileges under a Charter of Richard II. Ref Bed PRO BorBB8/2/1.

First Name: Rowland
Last Name: Alston
Occupation Given: armiger
Address: Odell Bedfordshire
Admission Date: 04/05/1670
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Notes: Address described as Odell alias Woodhill, Bedfordshire.
Inner Temple Admissions (2009)

Rowland Alston - Grace for M.A. 1675 (Lit. Reg.) (G.E.C.)

A portrait is said to have been in the possession of Col Cockburn of Norwich - Alstoniana 1898

ALSTON V. PICKERING & others.
Bill, 31 May 1679, by Sir Rowland Alston of Odell, co. Bedford, Bt., son and heir and executor of Sir Thomas Alston, late of Odell, Bt., decd., v. Sir John Pickering, Bart., William Alston and Mary Pheasant, widow.
The said Sir Thomas mortgaged lands called Little Odell in co. Bedford, and certain lands in Kimberley, co.Norfolk, to one Stawly Staunton for L1250, which mortgage was forfeited during the lifetime of the said Sir Thomas; and the said Sir Thomas, being so indebted, and being also indebted L400 to his brother Mr. John Alston of Pavenham, co. Bedford, Esq., by indre of 24th and 25th April 1678 conveyed the manor of Little Odell to Sir John Pickering of Tickmersh, co, Northampton, Bart. (one of the sons in law of the said Sir Thomas) William Alston of Strixton, co Northampton, Esq., and Henry Woodward (servant of the said Sir Thomas) to the use of himself for life, and afterwards in trust to sell the same to pay his debts, with right of redemption reserved to complainant.
Sir Thomas's will is quoted ; he died 5 July 1678.
Defendants refuse to make a reconveyance of the property to the complainant, though he has performed every part of his father's will &c. &c., except the monument in the chancel at Odell, with which complainant is proceeding with all expedition,
Reynardson 413/4 1679
Alstoniana Pg 182

ALSTON v. PICKERING & another.
Bill 23 Oct. 1679, by Sir Rowland Alston of Odell, co, Bed. Bt., son, heir and executor of Sir Thomas Alston of the same place, Bt., v. Sir John Pickering, Bt. and Mary Pheasant.
The bill recites various provisions of the said Sir Thomas's will. and the conditional executorship given to Orator. Orator gave security and paid legacies as directed by will, and by his indres of 11 and 12 July 1678 pledged certain lands called Stevington Park, co. Bedford, (part of his inheritance) for the due performance of the said will ;
and also became bound to the said Pickering and to Mr. Stanton in a penal sum of L6000. Mr. Stanton, Sir Thomas's son in law, (provisionally appointed executor of his will with the defendant Pickering) is dead, leaving his wife Elizabeth and his mother Mary Pheasant, widow, his executrices. The said Elizabeth has renounced the executorship, and now Sir John Pickering and Mary Pheasant conspire together to defraud Orator with regard to the above transactions.
Reynardson. 74/6 1679

ALSTON w. PICKERING.
Depositions, March 1679/80, in the suit noted above (Reynardson 74/6), Richard Clarke deposes that the defendant (Sir John Pickering Bart,) and his lady, with sometimes one and
sometimes two maid servants, did diet with the testator, (Sir Thos. Alston, decd.), but the just quantity of time he doth not know.
The witnesses for the plaintiff depose that Sir Rowland has paid the debts and legacies of the said Sir Thomas.
For the defence, Richard Clarke says he has heard there were angry words between the plaintiff and his father, but knows not the reason thereof.
Mitford. Bundle 582 1679/80.
Alstoniana Pg 182

ALSTON v. SIR THOMAS ALSTON & Others,
Chancery Proceedings before 1714. Bridges 360/25
Answer 22 December 1698, of Sir Thomas Allston, Bart. to bill of complainants as in the last.
Defendant believes his father, Sir Rowland, made his will as stated in the bill, and afterwards contracted several considerable debts upon mortgage, and died in September 1697 possessed of considerable estate, but not to the amount pretended in the bill . . . . . &c.
Bridges, 360/25. 1698.
Alstoniana Pg 189
Ref: TNA 1694. C5/360/23, 25-27.

ALSTON v BOLLINGBROOKE 1698. TNA. C5/135/1 (not searched)

THE WILL OF SIR ROWLAND ALSTON Bart.
Dated 23 December 1686.
I Sir Rowland Alston of Odell in the County of Bedford Baronet being in good health and mind but considering the uncertainty of this life and likewise that it has pleased God to bless me with divers younger children for which I am willing and desirious to make some provision I I do hereby revoke all former Wills by me made and do make and declare this my last Will and Testament My Soul I commit to God my heavenly father and my body to the Earth and as for my worldly goods and estate I give and dispose of them as follows.
Item I give and bequeath to my dear and loving Wife Dame Temperance Alston all my jewels and plate and my best coach and four horses
Item I give and bequeath unto my honoured father-in-law the Right Honourable Thomas Lord Crewe Baron of Stene in the county of Northton Pawlett St John of Warden in the said county of Bedford Esq. and Charles Alston of London Doctor of Divinity and to their heirs and assigns and the heirs and assigns of the survivor and survivors of them all these my Messuages Lands Tenements meadows pastures whatsoever and wheresoever which descended and came to me by discent from my late father Sir Thomas Alston Knight and Baronet deceased as son and heir to my said late father and also all my Lands and Tenements which I have at any time purchased since my said fathers decease and also all those closes and pastures called Stevengton Park and Henny(?) being with their appurtenances in Stevengton and Bromham in the county of Bedford or out of them and I also give and bequeath all my goods and chattles (except what is herein before bequeathed) to the said Thomas Lord Crewe Pawlett St John and Charles Alston and the survivors and survivors of them in . . . . . trust and confident that they the said Thomas Lord Crewe Pawlett St John and Charles Alston and their survivors and the survivors of them . . . . . shall and will out of my said goods and chattles given to them as above said pay and discharge what debts I owe by bond mortgage or otherwise and my funeral expenses and my legacies hereafter bequeathed and the surplusage if any be paid for and towards the maintainance and preferrment of my said younger children that is to say Mary Crew Roland Horatio St John Elizabeth and Vere John or such of them that shall attain the age of one and twenty years and the interest and proceeds thereof if any is made to go and be paid to and amoungst my said younger children equally share and share alike and also that they the said Thomas Lord Crewe Pawlett St John and Charles Alston and the survivors and survivors of them . . . . . shall and will with their and every of their appurtenances take the yearly rents issues and profits of the said Lands Tenements and Hereditaments with these and every of their appurtenances and shall and will out of the same pay and allow yearly what to them or the survivors or survivors of them . . . . . shall set in for and towards the maintainance of my said younger children and the survivor or survivors of them untill such time as they attain the age of one and twenty years and the surplusage of the said yearly rents issues and profits if any be to go and be for and towards the portions and preferments of my said younger children when they or the survivors of them attain the age of one and twenty years when they then shall attain the said age of one and twenty years then my mind will and meaning is that my said Trustees Thomas Lord Crewe Pawlett St John and Charles Alston shall and will sell and dispose of all the said Lands Tenements Hereditaments with the appurtenances thereto either together or as parcels as they can and the money that shall be raised or made by the sale of the same to go to and be paid to and amoungst my said younger children or which of them shall attain the age of one and twenty years share and share alike.
Item Whereas I am seized in fee simple of and in the reversion of divers Lands Tenements and Hereditaments after the death of my said Wife and am desirious my eldest son his heirs and assigns should have the same after the decease of my said Wife he paying to my said younger children the sum of seven thousand pounds to be equally divided amoungst them within twelve months of my said wifes decease and to secure the doing of the same I do hereby give and bequeath to my said Trustees Thomas Lord Crewe Pawlett St John and Charles Alston and the survivors of them . . . . . the above said reversion and all my Lands Tenements Hereditaments . . . . . not herein before bequeathed and the reversion and reversioned thereof and all other my reversion and reversioned whatsoever upon this special trust and confidence that my said eldest son his heirs . . . . . do pay to my said younger children the said sum of seven thousand pounds to my said younger children in the time and in such manner as is about limitted for doing thereoff then my wish and mind is and I do hereby order direct and impower the said Thomas Lord Crewe Pawlett St John and Charles Alston to sell and dispose of the said Lands Tenements Hereditaments reversions . . . . . and the money that shall be raised thereby to pay to my said younger children the said sum of seven thousand pounds within eighteen months . . . . . after my said wifes decease in such manner as is about limitted for doing thereof and what surplusage shall remain and be all reasonable charges charges being first deducted to go and be paid to my said eldest son his heirs and assigns.
Item I give order and dispose the tuition and education of my younger children to my said dear and loving Wife Dame Temperance Alston untill they shall attain their respective ages of one and twenty years or days of marriage if my said wife shall live so long and keep herself unmarried but if my said wife shall dye or marry before my said children shall attain their said ages of one and twenty years or day of marriage then I give and dispose of the tuition of my younger children to the said Thomas Lord Crewe and I hereby desire his Lordship to accept of the same
Item I do hereby constitute appoint and make the said Thomas Lord Crewe Pawlett St John and Charles Alston Executors of this my last Will and Testament
Item I give and bequeath to my said loving wife one hundred pounds to be paid to her quickly after my decease
Item I give and bequeath to my said Executors twenty pounds apiece to buy them rings.
Item I give and bequeath to the poor of Odell five pounds to the poor of Stevengton forty shillings to the poor of Carlton forty shillings to the poor of Pavenham forty shillings and to the poor of Felmersham forty shillings
Item I give to every one of my servants that shall be living with me at the time of my decease forty shillings apiece
Item I order will bequeath and direct that my said Executors and everyone of them and the survivors and survivors of them and the heirs and assigns of them . . . . . shall have receive and take out of my said goods and chattles given to them aforesaid and take out of the rents issues and profits of the said Lands Tenements . . . . . settled given and bequeathed unto and upon them as aforesaid all such reasonable charges and expenses as they or any of them shall be put unto in performing this my last Will and Testament or the trust herein and hereby reposed in them or any of them
Item I give to the child my wife goeth with the sum of one thousand pounds to be charged out of the same estate as my other children are beforementioned to be
In witness hereoff I have hereunto set my hand and seal this Three and Twentieth day of December in the year of our Lord One Thousand Six Hundred Eighty Six
R Alston
Witness's William Wright John Watford Alice Barker

Proved: PCC 6 April 1698. (PROB 11/445)

Monument Odell Church.
Here Lie Interred The Bodies Of.
Sir Rowland Alston Baronet son of ye said Sir
Thomas and & Elizabeth his wife who married ye
Honourable Temperance daughter of ye Rt.
Honourable Thomas Lord Cewe Baron of Stean
in the County of Northampton by whom he has
issue 8 sons and 6 daughters. He was buried ye
xxiii of Sept 1697 being in ye xivii year of his age.

Research Notes:
Bedfordshire and Luton Archives and Record Service:
Bedford Corporation
Catalogue Ref. BC
Creator: Bedford Corporation, Bedfordshire
Various Parishes - ref. BC289-BC326
FILE - Settlement enrolled by (i) on trustees for increase of income of vicars of Sharnbrook. - ref. BC312 - date: 24. Jan. 1686/7
[from Scope and Content] (i) Sir Oliver Boteler of Teston (co. Kent.), bart; Philip B. (son & heir app.); & Thos. Mun of Barsteed (son & heir of Jn. M, esq.;) (Surviving trustee of marriage settlement of Sir O. with Anne Austen (dau. of Robt. Austen, esq.); (ii) SIR ROWLAND ALSTON of Odell, bart; Wm. Boteler of Biddenham, esq; Robt. Montague of Sharnbrook, esq; Rich. Orlebar of Harrold, esq; Geo. Cobb of Sharnbrook, gent. Coopes Orlebar of Hinwick, gent; & Wm. Tiffin, vicar of Sharnbrook; (iii) Paul Cobb, & Rich. Blower both of Barnards Inn, gents; & (iv) John Tench of St. Giles in the Fields (co.Midd'x). gent. -- A rent. charge of L.30. a year from the Manor of Toft, & the manor-house or farm called Toft Farm, in Sharnbrook, & Souldrop; from Closes called Horse Close, (cont. 2 ac.), Casswell Cl (13 ac), Stoke Green (2 ac.), Pippen Cl. (4 ac.), Orchard Cl. (2 ac.), Poole Cl.(12 ac.), Castle Cl.(17 ac.), butting on Morlee Wood on W.; & 8 ac. dispd. in Common Meadows of Sharnbrook, (viz. in Great Meadow, Seyfulks Dole, Catmans Dole, Wood Dole, Fishers Dole, Smayles Dole, & Lit. Meadow); & 120 ac.dispd. in Common Fds. of Sharnbrook & Souldrop, (no details), all appt. to Toft Farm, in occ. of John Sharpe. (Recites (a) Will of Sir Wm. Boteler, bart.; (father of Sir 01.B.) 1644, whereby rents from his leasehold estate in Holland (co.Lincs.) were to accumulate to L.600. which was to purchase an estate of L.30. annual value for benefit of vicars of S; & (b) Chancery decree, 1677, against Sir 01. B; for not carrying out testator's intention, ordering him to charge his Manor of Thurleigh or other estate with L.30. rent-charge). (Arml. seals of W.B. of Biddenham, G.Cobb, C. Orlebar, & Tiffin). Witn: John Davis, Thos. Gilbert, Thos. Williams, John Orlebar, Jn. Boteler, Matth.Orlebar, John Tiffin, John Warner, John Watford, Wm. Boteler, Jas. Boteler, Mary Cobb, Ann Cobb, S. Musgrave, L. Livesay.
Ref A2A



Rowland married Hon Temperance CREWE [3035], daughter of Lord Thomas CREWE 2nd Bt of Stene [3036] and Mary TOWNSHEND of Rainham NFK [6715], about 1675. Temperance was baptised on 8 May 1656 in Flore NTH, died on 18 Oct 1728 in Old Rectory Harrold BDF at age 72, and was buried in Odell Church BDF.

General Notes:
Temperance always found means to perform great and generous actions. She rebuilt a considerable part of the Castle on the site of the keep of the ancient castle, and gave to the Church of Odell, a Pulpit Cloth and Cushion of crimson relief embroidered with her cypher and paternal crest, and a Silver Plate for the Service of the Altar.

After the death of Sir Rowland Alston, Temperance married Sir John Wostenholme, Bart, of Foty Hill, in Enfield, Middlesex who died in 1708. Sir John had issue by a previous marriage but none by Temperance. Surviving her second husband, she lived in the old rectory-house at Harrold.

Dame Temperance is buried under a black ledger stone on the right under the choir in Odell church inscribed "Here lyeth interred Dame Temperance the wife of Sr Rowland Alston Baronet and the widow of John Wolstonholme Bart who died Oct the xviii 1728"
Ref.Harvey - Hundred of Willey co Bedfordshire. Bedford R.O.

Monument Odell Church.
Here Lie Interred The Bodies Of.
The Honourable Dame Temperance wife of Sir
Rowland Alston Baronet died Oct 18th 1724.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 445 M    i. Sir Thomas ALSTON 3rd Bart. [3038] was baptised in 1676 in Odell BDF and was buried on 25 Dec 1714 in Odell BDF.

+ 446 F    ii. Mary ALSTON [18682] was baptised on 21 Sep 1676 in St Paul Covent Garden.

+ 447 M    iii. St John ALSTON [3039] was baptised on 29 Aug 1677 in Odell BDF and was buried on 23 May 1681 in Odell BDF.

+ 448 M    iv. Crewe ALSTON [3040] was baptised on 10 Aug 1678 in Odell BDF and died before 5 Mar 1702/03.

+ 449 M    v. Sir Rowland ALSTON 4th Bt. [3041] was baptised on 6 Sep 1679 in Odell BDF, died on 2 Jan 1759 at age 79, and was buried on 12 Jan 1759 in Odell BDF.

+ 450 M    vi. Horace ALSTON [3042] was baptised on 21 Mar 1680/81 in Odell BDF and was buried on 9 Dec 1712 in Cathedral Church Durham.

+ 451 F    vii. Rachel ALSTON [3053] was baptised on 20 Feb 1681/82 in Odell BDF and was buried on 30 Jun 1683 in Odell BDF.

+ 452 M    viii. St John ALSTON [4520] was baptised on 12 Feb 1682/83 in Odell BDF and was buried on 25 Feb 1690/91 in Odell BDF.

+ 453 F    ix. Elizabeth ALSTON [3048] was baptised on 18 Nov 1684 in Odell BDF, died on 21 May 1756 at age 71, and was buried in Epsom SRY.

+ 454 M    x. Rev Vere John ALSTON [3043] was baptised on 13 Dec 1685 in Odell BDF, died on 20 Jun 1762 at age 76, and was buried on 23 Jun 1762 in Odell BDF.

+ 455 F    xi. Temperance ALSTON [3054] was baptised on 14 May 1687 in Odell BDF and was buried on 8 Apr 1688 in Odell BDF.

+ 456 F    xii. Mary ALSTON [3045] was baptised on 21 Sep 1687 in St.Paul, Deptford, KEN and was buried on 2 Apr 1729 in Wavendon, Buckinghamshire.

+ 457 F    xiii. Jemima ALSTON [3056] was baptised on 23 Jul 1688 in Odell BDF and was buried on 18 Jun 1689 in Odell BDF.

+ 458 F    xiv. Ann ALSTON [3051] was baptised on 28 Nov 1689 in Odell BDF, died on 8 Feb 1763 at age 73, and was buried in Harold BDF.

+ 459 M    xv. Paulet ALSTON [3044] was baptised on 21 May 1691 in Odell BDF and was buried on 5 Aug 1691 in Odell BDF.

284. Edward ALSTON [3034] (Thomas Kt & Bt. of Odell (Sir)124, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 18 Nov 1655 in Odell BDF and was buried on 1 Nov 1658 in Odell BDF.

Research Notes:
Birth & Death dates checked correct - 2013



285. William ALSTON of Strixton NTH [3077] (Edward Knt of Strixton (Sir)125, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born circa 1632, died in 1690 aged about 58, and was buried in Strixton NTH.

General Notes:
William Alston - Adm. pens. at Caius, June 29 1648 age 16; Son of Sir Edward of Strixton Knt. (1628); Matric 1648; Of Strixton Esq; Adm. at the Inner Temple, Nov 13 1647; Died 1690 Brother of Charles (1665-6).
(Venn, 1. 372)

Alston, William; eldest son of Edward Alston, Knt., of Strixton, Beds. (sic). School, Wymington, under Mr (John) Anderson, eight years. Age 16. Admitted pensioner to the bachelors' table, June 29 1648. Surety, Mr Barker. (Son of William, of 1628). Of Strixton Northants.,Esq., Admitted at the Inner Temple, Nov 13, 1647. Died without issue, about 1690. Buried at Strixton. Son of Edward, of 1628. Will proved (PCC) July 23 1690.
Ref: Gonville & Caius College Register Pg., 372. Dr Venn. NZSOG.

First Name: William
Last Name: Alston
Occupation Given: armiger
Admission Date: 13/11/1647
Call Date: 27/11/1654
FATHER'S DETAILS
Name: Sir Edward Alston
Occupation: knight
Father/Son Relationship: son and heir apparent
Address: Wymington Bedfordshire
Inner Temple Admissions (2009)

Parliment held on 27 Nov AD1654.
William Alston called to the bar and deposited 4L
Parliment held on 1 Feb 25 Chas II AD1673/74.
Stewards for Readers Dinner William Alston son of Sir Edward Alston
Inner Temple records 1660-1714 Vol III. NZSOG.

HAMPSTON v. ALSTON.
Bill, 28 May 1666, by Sir Thomas Hampson of Taplow, co, Bucks. bart., and Dame Marie his wife, Nicholas Glynn of Glynnford, co. Cornwall, esq. and Gertrude his wife, v. Sir Edward Alston of East Barnet, Kt, and William Alston, esq. his son.
The complainants Marie and Gertrude are daughters of Anthony Dennys of Orleigh in tbe parish of Buckland Brewer, Devon, esq. deceased, who died about 24 years since, leaving as his daughters and coheirs the said Marie and Gertrude, and one Elizabeth, afterwards wife of the defendant William Alston.
By deed of 6 August 1656 the said Elizabeth settled her third share of the Dennys estate on the said William, but the settlement was to become void if her marriage portion of L3,500 were punctually paid to Sir Edward Alston.
The marriage was solemnized about 20 August 1656, and Sir Edward settled an annuity of L400 on the said Elizabeth. No part of her portion was paid, whereby the above mortgage on her third became forfeit.
Sir Thomas Hampson and his wife, and Robert Alston and others, previously sued the complainant Gertrude with regard to the division and settlement of the property, in this court.
Sir Edward believes that his son has sold the reversion expectant of part of said mortgaged estate which will be his after Sir Edward's death.
Sir Edward and his son and the said Elizabeth, have all joined in granting leases etc. of the property.
Whittington. 80. 1666
Alstoniana Pg 204

THE WILL of WILLIAM ALSTON of STRIXTON.
Dated 22 Aug 1688.
William The will of William Alston of Strixton co. Northampton.
I give to my brother Charles Alston of Northall co. Midd. D.D. my manor of Strixton and all other my manors, lands and hereditaments. Also my Leases, goods, chattels and personal estate and appoint him sole executor in trust and for the following purpose.
The said Charles Alston to sell my manor and my estate both real and personal or so much as is of Strixton necessary to defray my debts funeral expenses and legacies, what remains unsold to go to my said brother Charles and his heirs, provided he shall within two months after my death prove this my will, should he neglect to do this, I give my said manors, lands and hereditaments (except my lease of Syn Mead in Rushden, co. Northampton, purchased of Queen Henrietta Maria) to my sister Catherine Wiseman of Bozeat, Northampton, Widow, in trust to sell what is needful to pay my debts,
funeral expenses and legacies, any overplus to go to my said brother Charles, I give to my said sister L100 for her trouble if she should have to pay my debts &c.
I give to my brother Edward Alston LI00
I give to my nephew John Wiseman and to my Nieces Katherine, Hester and Elizabeth Wiseman L10 each
To each of my servants L5
(Signed) WILLIAM ALSTON
Witnesses: John Harman, George Ravenscroft, Ward Langham, Tho: Lering.
Proved: 23rd July 1690 by Charles Alston executor named in will.
Page 125 Alstoniana
Dyke 99.
PROB 11/400 copy on file

William married Elizabeth DENNY [7238], daughter of Anthony DENNY of Orleigh Dev [7239], on 21 Aug 1656 in St Bride Fleet St LND. Elizabeth died on 4 Jun 1664.

General Notes:
SIR EDWARD ALSTON v. SIR THOMAS HAMPSON & others.
Chancery Proceedings before 1714. Collins 175.
Bill, 16 May 1665, by Sir Edward Alston of East Barnet, Kt., v. Sir Thomas Hampson and Dame Mary his wife,
Nicholas Glynn and Gertrude his wife, and William Alston.
One Anthony Denny of Orleigh in the parish of Buckland Brewer, Devon, Esq. deceased, was seised of the manors of Orleigh, Playstowe &c. co. Devon, and died about 23 years since leaving all the premises to descend to his daughters and co-heirs, viz., the defendants Mary and Gertrude, and Elizabeth, afterwards wife of William Alston, orator's eldest son. Which Elizabeth, in consideration of a projected marriage between herself and the said William, did by indenture of August 1656 settle her third upon Orator and his heirs, with the condition that if L2500
were paid Orator on 28 October 1657, and another L1000 within 5 years after the marriage, the deed should then be void. Orator settled a jointure in Northants upon the said Elizabeth. In Michaelmas term 1655 Sir Thomas Hampson and others, sued his wife's two sisters under an alleged settlement of the manors made 23 February 1654/5.
Orator has never received full assurance of the said conveyance, free from equity of redemption unless the said
L3500 be paid.
Elizabeth Alston died about 4 June 1664, leaving issue only 3 daughters viz. Gertrude, Hester and Elizabeth, who are all since dead.
Defendants will neither pay the sum aforesaid to Orator, nor assure his title.
Pg 177 Alstoniana

Elizabeth may have predeceased William


Children from this marriage were:

+ 460 F    i. Gertrude ALSTON [11302] .

+ 461 F    ii. Hester ALSTON [11303] .

+ 462 F    iii. Elizabeth ALSTON [11304] was baptised in Aug 1675 in St Giles Cripplegate City.


286. Frances ALSTON [3088] (Edward Knt of Strixton (Sir)125, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 31 Dec 1633 in Odell BDF and was buried on 1 Apr 1634 in Odell BDF.

General Notes:
Odell
Baptism
Frances daughter of Mr Edward Alston 31 Dec 1633
Ref: Extracts of Odell Registers on File ELF.

Blades gives 31st Dec 1633 for this baptism, as does the extract of the registers at Odell Church 2003, an alternative date from Alstoniana is 5 Jan 1632/33

Odell
Burials
Frances the daughter of Mr Edward Alston Buried 1 Apr 1634 (perhaps 1635)

287. Thomas ALSTON [3078] (Edward Knt of Strixton (Sir)125, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 14 Apr 1635 in Odell BDF and died before Jun 1658.

General Notes:
Odell Register
Baptisms
Thomas son of Mr Edward Alston 14 Apr 1635
Ref: Extracts of Odell Registers on File ELF.

Thomas died unmarried

SIR EDWARD ALSTON V. HARDY & others.
Chancery Proceedings before 1714. Collins 176,
Bill 12 April 1665, by Sir Edward Alston of East Barnet, co.
John Brookes Hertford. v, Richard Hardy, Henry Davy and
In the year 1652 Orator apprenticed his son Thomas to one Henry Davy of the city of London, merchant, giving Davy a bond in L1000 for his faithful service. Thomas served Davy for 3 years, and by his cares and industry very much increased the said Davy's estate, insomuch that Davy found him capable of managing his whole affairs, and about 1655 acquainted your Orator that he intended to send the said Thomas to Smyrna as his factor, and desired Orator to supply his said son with a sum of money to trade on his own account. Thomas managed his master's affairs at Smyrna for two years, and fell sick of the sickness whereof he died, appointing Richard Hardy of London, merchant, his trustee to manage his affairs. John Brookes, Davy's brother in law, was partner with the said Alston ; the defendauts conspire together with regard to settlement of said Thomas's estate.
Also answer by Richard Hardy def. - no Alston information
Alstoniana Pg 177
Also answer by Henry Davy def. - no Alston information.
Alstoniana Pg 178

BROOKE v. ALSTONE.
Bill, 28 November 1666, by John Brooke, esq. v. Sir Edward Alston of East Barnett, Kt.
In 1657 Complainant shared in a venture with Thomas Alston, son of the said Sir Edward, who was a factor at Smyrna ; the goods were English cloth, worth L615. Thomas Alston appointed as his agents one Richard Hardy,
and his own brother Edward Alston, and soon afterwards died at Smyrna.
The bill begs for an account and satisfaction, as in previous suits.
Reynardson. 38/6. 1666.

DAVY v. ALSTON.
Bill, 15 November 1666, by Henry Davy of London, merchant, v. Sir Edward Alston of East Barnet, Middlesex, Knight.
In 1651, at the special instance of the defendant, complainant took one Thomas Alston, son of Sir Edward, to serve him as an apprentice. Thomas lived with and served complainant in England for about 41/2 years ; about 1656, (April), complainant sent him as his factor to Smyrna. There Thomas died and of part of the goods in his hands at that time, complainant has never received account or satisfaction.
In his answer (amongst other particulars as given in previous suits) Sir Edward says that the complainant, his wife and daughter, received mourning for the said Thomas, which cost the defendant L17.
Reynardson 38/14 1666

DAVY v. ALSTON.
Replication, undated, of Henry Davy, merchant, complainant, to the answer of Edward Alston, Kt.
Regarding a quantity of goods supplied by complainant to Thomas Alston, decd., for which he received no payment during the life of the said Thomas, nor since his decease from Richard Hardy or Edward Alston.
Collins. 28. 1666 ?
Alstoniana Pg 204

HARDY v. ALSTON.
Bill, 17 May 1670 by Richard Hardy of London, merchant, v. Sir Edward Alston and his son Edward.
On the death of Thomas Alston, son of Sir Edward (at Smyrna) orator took charge of his goods, as requested by the deceased, and assisted Edward Alston, brother of the deceased, then residing at Smyrna, in every way possible.
Sir Edward, having got sundry books and papers into his hands, now pretends that the orator was indebted to the estate of deceased, which is not the case, though he cannot prove it
without production of the papers in question.
Collins, 681/36, 1670.
Alstoniana Pg 205


ADMINISTRATION.
Thomas Alston on ye five and twentyeth day Issued forth letters of Admon to Edward Alston Esqr ye. naturall and lawful father of Thomas Alston late at Smirna (Smyrna) in Turkey in ye parts beyond ye seas.
Batchelor deceased, to administer the goods chattells
and debts of ye said decd. he being first sworn duly to administer etc-
Admon.1658 June
Alstoniana 114

288. Frances ALSTON [4026] (Edward Knt of Strixton (Sir)125, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 3 Jan 1636/37 in Odell BDF.

General Notes:
Odell
Register Extracts.
Frances daughter of Edward Alston Bap 30 Jan 1636/37

Frances is not mentioned in her fathers Will.



289. Catherine ALSTON [3082] (Edward Knt of Strixton (Sir)125, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 24 Feb 1638/39 in Odell BDF and died after 1716.

General Notes:
Odell
Baptisms
Katherine daughter of Mr Edward and Eshter Alston 24 Feb 1638/39
Ref: Extracts of Odell Registers on File ELF.

CHESTER'S LONDON MARRIAGE LICENCES, 1521-1869.
London, Quaritch 1887. ALSTON.
John Wiseman, of Bozeart, Northamp., bachelor, about 26, and KATHERINE ALSTONE, of East Barnet, Herts., spinster, about 21, consent of father, Sir Edward Alstone, Knt., of same, at St. Bartholomew the Less, London, 8 May, 1661.

Catherine was involved with long running litigation amongst her siblings concerning distribution of her fathers estate.

Catherine was living 22 Oct 1716

Catherine married John WISEMAN Esq of Bozeat. [3083].

General Notes:
Manor of Bures:
1614 Richard Weston inherited who sold to Francis Alston of Polsted to hold in trust under the Will of her husband Thomas Alston for their sons William and Edward.
In 1639 Francis by then the widow of Sir John Temple released the manor to the surviving son Edward who in 1657 sold it to John Wiseman. (Unproven it was this John Wiseman)


Children from this marriage were:

+ 463 M    i. John WISEMAN [3084] .

+ 464 F    ii. Katherine WISEMAN [3085] .

+ 465 F    iii. Hester WISEMAN [3086] .

+ 466 F    iv. Elizabeth WISEMAN [3087] .


290. Edward ALSTON [3079] (Edward Knt of Strixton (Sir)125, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 14 Mar 1640/41 in Odell BDF and was buried on 9 Dec 1715 in St Andrew Holborn LND.

General Notes:
Odell
Register Extracts.
Edward son of Edward Alston & Hester Bap 14 Mar 1640/41

Edward of St Andrews Holborn Middlesex, was admitted to Grays Inn 25 Nov 1662 ref Law List PRO, died d.s.p. Will dated 23 June 1715, proved PCC 2 Nov 1716.

Alston Edward: s of Edward Alston of Strixton co Northampton Knt., - 25 Nov 1662 f1177. Brother of Charles Archdeacon of Norwich.
Collectanea Genealogica.

Edward is said in a statement by his sister Catherine to have lived as a young man with his brother Thomas in Smyrna until Thomas died.

Alstoniana states (Pg 19) John Alston brother of William died unmarried insane from a blow with a quarter staff, but the researcher (E L Fenn) believes it to have been the fate of Edward.

Edward appears not always to have been of sound mind, judging from a number of statements gathered from various depondants between 1714 and 1715 part of actions over distribution of his fathers Will.
His sister Catherine deponded in a lengthy statement that by reason of his distraction and madness he was was for some time tyed to his bed and confined to his chamber. On the death of his father he is reported to have obstructed the closing of the coffin, he also rode unclothed and was not able to do any manner of business.
Ref: PROB 28/705 on file
PROB 28/70

Statement in 33 parts by Catherine Wiseman [3082] 1715.
1. Edward Alston Ye deceased whilst he was a young man lived with his brother Thomas Alston deceased a merchant at Smyrna and continued there with him till he is said brother's death.
2.Ye said Edward Alston shortly after his said brother's death to witt about 50 years since returned to England and soon afterwards followed or exercised ye trade or employment of a merchant or any other trade and his father Sir Edward Alston being then a Gent Pensioner to his late Majesty King Charles Ye 2nd bought him a Gent Pensioner's place but Ye said Edward Alston shortly afterwards falling distracted and mad and continuing so and being thereby rendered incapable of executing the office Ye said Sir Edward Alston thereupon sold Ye same and Ye was and is true public and notorious.
3.Edward Alston by reason of his aforesaid distraction and madness was for some time tied and made fast in his bed and was then confined to his chamber for several months together and afterwards for many years together he was not suffered or permitted to go abroad without a man servant going along with and attending on him and this was and is true public and notorious so much ye said Edward Alston hath confessed and declared to several persons
4.Edward Alston for all Ye time would not suffer his face or beard at any time to be shaved and behaved himself after a distracted manner and talked inconsistently and was not capable of doing any manner of business . . . . .
5.Ye said Sir Edward Alston and William Alston Esq his oldest son and heir by reason yet Ye said Edward Alston was become and continued distracted past a fine . . . . . and cut off the intaile upon their estate and settled ye same upon Ye William Alston . . . . . subject to ye payment of his debts . . . . .
6.Edward Alston for several years after he became distracted as aforesaid lived with his said father at East Barnett in the county of Hertford am some time afterwards with his father's approbation lived with ye said Catharine Wiseman his sister at Bozeat near Stixton in the county of Northampton and then returned again to his said father's house but escaped from there and came up to London and stayed there for some time at ye house of one Thomas Phillips who had formerly been his father's servant and during his stay . . . . . he ye said Edward Alston was distracted and talked and behaved himself after a distracted manner and was not capable of doing any manner of business and so much was observed and taken notice of by several persons
7.During that time the said Edward Alston was in London his father died in the winter time at Catherine Wiseman his daughter's house at Bozeat being about 50 miles from London and Edward Alston hearing thereof immediately went down there on horseback in a distracted manner without any boots or riding coat upon him and without cleaning his clothes or himself or taking notice of any body cryed out where is my father and being told he was dead he replied you have kill him or to have that effect and then asked for some burnt . . . . . . . . . . which being brought him he held ye tankard . . . . . in his hand walking about the room without drinking and saying rosemary is rosemary for about a quarter of an hour and ye said Edward being conducted to ye place where his father lay in his . . . . . he looked upon him and refused to let the said coffin be nailed up saying I must first speak to my father and my father to me and then he cried out several times with a loud voice after a distracted manner father father father speak to your son Edward and would not suffer him to be buried for some time after his sister and his other relatives had designed his burial and ye was and is true public and notorious
8. . . . . . after his father's funeral Edward Alston continued at his sister Catharine's house where he talked and behaved himself after a distracted manner
9. . . . . . his father from the time that Edward Alston became distracted maintained him until he the father died when he left 1500L with trustees his brothers William Alston and Dr Charles Alston for the maintenance of Edward Alston which they carried out.
10.Edward Alston for several years next after his father's death lived with a man for a time alone who was hired to look after him at a farm house belonging to his said brother William Alston Esq at Stixton and was for all Ye time distracted and not capable of any manner of business and beat his manservant after such a cruel manner ye he had like to have killed him without any manner of provocation given him by such servant this was and is true published and notorious
11.his said brother William Alston Esq died a widower at London and ye said Edward Alston Esq as soon as he had heard of his death in a distracted manner threw himself down and rolled upon the ground . . . . . they have killed my brother then talk and behave himself like a distracted person
12.Edward Alston immediately upon his sd brother William Alston's death possessed himself of his estate at Strixton of ye value of about 500 or 600 L per annum at which time he behaved himself after a distracted manner and turned his brother's servants and old servants from off ye same and led most part thereof lie waste and one tenants had without any stock he had no manner of right there to and yet ye same had some time before been settled by will upon Dr Alston who served him with a declaration to turn him out by due course of law this was and is true public and notorious
Document on file (2011) transcription to be completed.
Ref: 28/705?

ALSTON v. ALSTON & another.
Bill, 20 May 1693, by Edward Alston of Strixton, co. Northants, Esq. v. Charles Alston, John Alston and Katherine Wiseman for recovery of legacies under the will of complainant's father, Sir Edward Alston, late of Bozeat, Northants, Kt.
Recites facts already noted in connection with this family.
Whittington 532 1693
Alstoniana Pg 186

ALSTON v, ALSTON & Others.
Chancery Proceedings before 1714. Bridges 352.
Answer, 6 December 1712, of Edward Alston, Esq., one of the defendants to the complaint of Thomas, Elizabeth, Frances and Sarah Alston.
Defendant believes that John Alston, his late brother, was possessed of a considerable personal estate, and willed that the defendant should have the benefit thereof for his life, with remainder to the children of his cousin John Alston of Pavenham, co. Bedfordshire (the plaintiffs) John Plaxton the executor duly proved the will. He is willing all moneys should be paid plaintiffs as testator desired in his will, and has never hindered the same &c. &c
Bridges. 352 1712. Ref: TNA C5/352/10
Alstoniana Pg 193
TNA C5/221/36 Alston v. Plaxton: Middlesex 1702 (not searched 2007)

THE WILL of EDWARD ALSTON of LONDON
23 June 1715
The will of Edward Alston of the parish of St Andrews Holborn, co. Middlesex, Esquire.
I give all my Lands Tenements and Hereditaments my goods Chattels and personal estate unto my kinsman Vere John Alstone rector of Odell co. Bedford, subject to the payment of my debts and funeral expenses (which I desire may be small) also chargeable with the following legacies.
I give to my Cousin Ann Alston sister to the said Vere John Alston L500
I give to my Cousins Thomas and Elizabeth Alston, Frances Whitelocke, and Sarah Alston, children of my Cousin John Alston of Pavenham co. Bedford L50 each.
To my friend Mr. Stephen Creagh of London L21/10/-
To Tho. Hill of Lincoln's Inn, Gent. L21/10/-
To the poor of the parish where I shall happen to die L10.
I appoint the said Vere John Alston sole executor.
Signed EDWARD ALSTON.
Witnesses : Jos. Fowke, Tho : Medowcourt, Tho : Chetle.
Proved: 2 November 1716 by Vere John Alston Clk and executor named in will.
Fox 200 PROB11/554/283
Page 132 Alstoniana
Copies of the original transcriptions of this Will and the Sentence imposed on the value of the evidence dated 22 Oct 1716, in Latin, on this file.

291. John ALSTON [3080] (Edward Knt of Strixton (Sir)125, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 7 Apr 1643 in Odell BDF, died in Jan 1704/05 at age 61, and was buried in Strixton.

General Notes:
Odell
Baptised
John Alston son of Edward Alston 7 Apr 1643
Odell extracts Alstoniana.

WILL of JOHN ALSTON OF LONDON
26 Jan 1704
In the name of God in Amen. I John Alston of London gent being sick and weake in body but praised be God of good and sound mind and memory doe make this my last will and testament my soul I render to Almighty God my creator hoping for remission of my sins through his mercy and the infinite merritts of my ever blessed saviour Jesus Christ and my body I commit to decent burial, and as to the temporall estate where with it hath pleased God to bless me , I dispose hereof in manner following to wit I give and bequeath to my loving cousin John Alston of Pavenham in the County of Bedford a Note on Bill of the Bank of England of one hundred pounds which I have in my custody. And I give to Mrs Dorothy Duncombe widow all the goods and chattels belonging to me which are in my dwelling house at Edmonton. And I will that what is due from me to her shall be paid I also give and bequeath to Ralph Story in the parish of St Dunstan in the West London in respect of his and his wive's great and constant care of and attentances on me in my sicknesses One other Note or Bill of the Bank of England of one hundred pounds which I also have in my custody and I likewise give to him all my goods and chattels which are in his dwelling house wherein I lately lodged. And I give to Matthew Crutchfield? a gold ring of the value of twenty shillings. And I doe also hereby give and bequeath to Mr John Plaxton in Essex Court in the Middle Temple, London ten Guineas and also a pair of pistols which are in the trunk in the closet of the chamber where I now lodge. And as to all the residue of my personal estate remaining after payment of what I have above given or bequeathed and the debts I owe and the Chargers of my funeral. I doe hereby will and direct that such part thereof as is any way lent out at interest shall be soe continued.
And that the residue thereof shall also be put out at interest and such interest aforesaid to be paid yearly to my loving brother Edward Alston Esq for his own use and after his decease I give all the said residue of my personal estate unto the children of my said cousin John Alston and I do thereby revoke all former Wills by me made and do hereby make the said John Plaxton sole executor of this my last will and Testament in witness here of I have here unto set my hand and Seale this 6 and 20th day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and four
John Alston.
Signed sealed and published by the witnessed named John Alston as his last Will and Testament within written in the presence of us Quentin Laickes? Samuel Seddon

Probatum granted 8 February 1704/05
PROB 11/480 Q21
Copy of Will on this file

Research Notes:
Alstoniana states (Pg 19) John Alston died unmarried insane from a blow with a quarter staff, but the researcher (E L Fenn) believes it to have been the fate of Edward his brother. John describes himself in his will as: being sick and weake in body . . . . . but of good and sound mind and memory, whereas we know William to have been insane.

292. Dr Charles ALSTON D.D. Archdeacon of ESS [3081] (Edward Knt of Strixton (Sir)125, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born about 1648, died on 7 Jun 1714 aged about 66, and was buried in 1714 in Strixton.

General Notes:
ALSTON (CHARLES), Fellow of Clare Hall, Cambridge, B.A. 1669, M. A, 1673, D.D. 1685. Rector of Strixton 1681; Vicar of Northall, Middlesex, 1685 ; Preb. of St. Paul's 1681, and Treasurer 1707 ; Archdeacon of Middlesex. 1689, and of Essex 1689. Died 1714 ;
son of Sir Edward, of Strixton, Northants.
Foster's Alumni
OXFORD.-ALSTON. (1500-1886).
Oxoniensis. Parker & Co., Oxford

Alston Charles. Adm pens at Clare Camb, Mar 2 1665-6. Son Sir Edward (1628) of Strixton Northants., Knt. Matric 1667-8; B.A. 1669-70; M.A. 1673; D.D. 1685; Fellow 1671; Incorp. at Oxford 1676. Chaplain to Compton, Bishop of London. Archdeacon of Middlesex & Essex 1689. Rector of Strixton 12 Oct 1681 on Pres of W Alston Esq Res 1688. Vicar of Northall Middlesex 14 Mar 1684/85 - 1714. Preb., of St Pauls Cathedral 20 May 1681- 1714; Treasurer 28 Feb 1706/7 - 1714. Admon. (PCC) 31 Aug 1714. Brother of William (1648) (Al Oxon)
He inherited the Manor of Strixton
Longdens Northants & Rutland Clergy Vol 1

Occurs as a subscriber to Collins "Eccles History 1708" See also Neve's "Mon. Angl., Vol 1 292"

Portrait supposed to be in the possession of Richard Almack Solicitor of Long Melford (1905).

A sermon "The Orthodoxy of an English Clergy-Man" preached 4 May 1711 by Edmund Chishull B.D. Vicar of Walthamstow ESS at the visit of Rev Dr Alston Archdeacon of ESS to the Chapel of Rumford.
On file E L Fenn 2000.

To Lionel Cresswell, Esq.
DR. CHARLES ALSTON.
I have pleasure in enclosing you extracts from my Parish Records on the subject of Dr. Charles Alston.
The longer extract is as you will see very interesting.
faithfully yours,
(Rev.) GEORGE EDMUNDSON.
The Rectory, Northolt, Middlesex.

"Charles Alston had this Vicarage given him by Dr. Henry Compton Lord Bishop of London, whose Chaplain he was, and was collated and inducted March 14, 1684.
He was of a good and honourable family in Northamptonshire, being ye youngest son.
He had his education at Clare Hall in Cambridge and there took his Degrees successively of Master of Arts, Batchelour and Doctor of Divinity. His most worthy patron ye Bishop of London did afterwards make him Prebendary and Treasurer of ye Cathedral of St. Pauls London, and Archdeacon of Essex, by all wch he acquired a good estate. He never married and died in ye 66th year of his Age, June 7th 1714., having been Vicar here about 29 years, he was not buried here but was carried by his friends to ye burial place of his family in Northamptonshire. He was as to his bodily stature tall thick and well built, but in his later years astmatick and unwealdy, using no exercise and seldom stirring abroad.
As to his inward Temper, He was pleasant and very agreeable. He was held in great esteem by all, being reputed a man of good Learning, orthodox principles, and exemplary piety.
By his prudence He kept ye parish in peace and steadfast to ye communion of ye Church, notwithstanding of ye indulgence to dissentors wch caused a defection in many places. The Mansion or Vicarage House being very old, He took it down, and bought ye seat of it, and about anno 1692 He built ye present house and adorned it with gardens and a new orchard for ye honour of ye place and ye encouragement of his successors ; for they are much finer than what is common.
He was given to Hospitality, and charitable and without doubt intended several good and publick works, for He promised to Clarehall Colledge to build a Chappell or give money towards it. He was often heard to say yt He would erect a free school in this Parish, and yt He would leave to his successors ye Vicars of Northall ye furniture of his house. But all was frustrated by his dying suddenly without a will for he was taken ill on Saturday nor was there any danger apprehended till Monday when he died. Dr. Possit of Clarehall being confident there was a will got an order to search for it but none was found so yt an Elder Brother Edward Alston and Madam Wiseman a sister became his Heirs wch Dr. Alston never intended as may be gathered from what he was often heard to say. Neither of ym would consent to ye others administration wch occasioned a Law Suit in Doctors Commons for 3 months and
more at last ye administration was entrusted to ye sister, after that Mr. Lettice a Clergyman in Northamptonshire to whom it was first granted did decline it. By this as well as many other instances it is apparent how necessary wills are, and how dangerous to delay ym ; for by this means Good Deeds are disappointed and Estates go to persons for whom they were not intended, and Law Suits are occasioned wch carry away a great part of ym.
Extract from ye Registers of ye Glebe of ye Parish of Northolt alias Northall in ye County of Middlesex by 'John Cockburn D.D. Vicar of ye said parish 1715."
Alstoniana Pg 287

ALSTON v ALSTON.
Bill 20 June 1691, by Charles Alston of Northhall, co. Midd. D.D. v. Edward Alston.
The bill recites the will of William Alston of Strixton, Esq., dated 22 August 1688. The said William died without issue about 12 June 2 Wm. and Mary ; and Orator gave notice to defendant, his now elder brother, and all others concerned, of the said will, praying their concurrence to the execution thereof. The defendant now contends
the testator was not of sound memory and mind ; and all the witnesses are either very infirm or now going to parts beyond the seas.
Edward Alston, in his answer contends it was not in the power of the testator to will the manor of Strixton away from the defendant, under a certain deed of settlement, dated 6 August 1656, between the late Sir Edward Alston of East Barnet, Kt. and Dame Hester, his wife, William Alston of the Inner Temple Esq., son and heir apparent of the said Sir Edward, John Alston of Puddington, co. Bedford, Esq. and Dorothy his wife, Edward Alston of London,
Doctor in Physic, and John Wayne of London, gent., of the one part, and Elizabeth Dennys spinster, one of the daughters and coheirs of Anthony Dennys, late of Orleigh, co. Devon., Esq., , decd. Sir Thomas Alston of Odell, Kt., and Nicholas Dennys of Barnstable, co, Devon, Esq. on the occasion of a marriage between the said William
Alston and Elizabeth Dennys ; by which deed the said manor of Strixton, and other lands in Essex and Suffolk, were entailed on the heirs male of the said William and Elizabeth, with contingent remainders to Sir Edward's other sons in tail male successively, viz. Thomas, Edward, John and Charles Alston.; whilst the manor house of Wollaston and lands there were settled as jointure on the said Elizabeth, with remainder in tail male as above.
Reynardson. 126/12. 1691.
Alstoniana Pg 184

ALSTON v. ALSTON & Others.
Chancery Proceedings before 1714. Bridges 592 1693
Bill, 31 December 1692, by Charles Alston of -North-hall, f Middlesex, D.D., v. Edward Alston, John Alston and Katherine Wiseman.
Orator's eldest brother William Alston of Strixton, Northants, Esq., by will dated 22 August 1688, attested by 3 or more credible witnesses, bequeathed to Orator the manor of Strixton, and made him sole executor.
William departed this life about 12 June 1690, indebted in various large sums to his sister Katherine Wiseman and others.
Out of tender regard for Edward Alston, his now eldest brother, and for John Alston, another of his brothers, Orator permitted them to live at Strixton aforesaid. Edward and John got into their possession divers deeds relating to the estate, especially a recovery thereof suffered by the said William, or papers relating thereto ; and although advised by counsel that they have no claim thereunder to the estate, they have taken the profits &c. of the estate, and hinder
orator from paying the debts &c. of the said William Alston.
Alstoniana Pg 185

ALSTON v. WISEMAN & Others.
Chancery Proceedings before 1714. Bridges 98. 1693
Bill 13 July 1693, by Charles Alston, D.D., Executor of William Alston, late of Strixton, co. Northants. Esq. deceased, v. Katherine Wiseman, John, Elizabeth and Kester Wiseman, and Francis Dandridge.
One John Wiseman, nephew to the said William Alston, doth pretend that during his lifetime his said uncle borrowed money under penal bond on several occasions from his said nephew ;
which bonds were given for another purpose, or else paid and satisfied.
Katherine Wiseman, widow, sister of the said William Alston, likewise Pretends a loan made to her brother in November 1689.
The answer of Katherine Wiseman refers to John Alston "another of the defendants" (not named in the bill) with whom, after the death of William Alston, she searched two or three trunks of the said Wm. Alston then in London, supposing they might find his will ; but took away no deeds or papers. And shortly afterwards the trunks
(on plaintiff's own showing) were sent down to the manor house of Strixton: where she delivered the keys to complainant in the presence of the defendants Edward and John Alston. (This is evidently the answer to a second bill by the same complainent charging the two Alstons and said Katherine with detention of deeds.)
She alleges that William Alston was truly indebted to herself and her son as they claim.

ALSTON v. ALSTON & others.
Chancery Proceedings before 1714. Bridges 98. 1693
The Plea, 24 July 1693, of Edward Alston, Esq. one of the defendants to the complaint of the abovesaid Charles
Alston, D.D.
Defendant's father, Sir Edward Alston, in consideration of a marriage between his son William, and Elizabeth his intended wife, by indenture of 6 August 1656, settled part of the manor of Strixton on the said William and Elizabeth in tail mail, with contingent remainder to his second son Thomas. The said Sir Edward, his wife, and Elizabeth have all died several years since.
The said William also died without issue about June 1690, his brother having previously died without issue. Defendant was Sir Edward's third son, and is now heir male of the family. He entered and enjoyed the profit until entry was made by the complainant. Sir Edward's bequest to defendant, of L500 after his lands in Devonshire should be sold, is quoted from his will dated 25 November 1682, with other bequests set out in the will He doth not know that his brother William Alston made any will, but if he did believes it was clandestinely done, and that his brother might not be compus mentis at the time, he having heard the complainant himself confess that he asked his brother William Alston where his lodgings were, when he had been six months before in London, and lodged all the while at the same place, yet the said William could not remember the name of the street or the sign of the house. The only witness to the will alleged to have been made by his late brother, produced at a recent trial, was drawer at the inn where the will was pretended to have been made. He knows of no debts of deceased except in respect of his executorship to defendant's father. The said William on going to London, where he died, left the defendant in possession of Strixton, and gave strict command to all his servants to obey him as himself.
Some of the said William's trunks, especially one that was in London, when his sister Mrs. Wiseman concealed the death from defendant, had been rifled and searched before defendant saw them.

ALSTON v. ALSTON & others.
Bill 23 October 1693, by Edward Alston of Strixton, co. Northampton, Esq. v. Charles Alston, Katherine and John Wiseman and John Alston.
Sir Edward Alston, late of Bozeatt, co. Northampton, Kt., deed., Orator's father, was possessed of a great personal estate, and made his will about 28 November 1682. His estate, on being realised, produced about L6700, being several thousand pounds more than William and Charles Alston, his executors, did acknowledge.
For several years they paid Orator L60 per annum as interest on the legacies given him in the said will, but since the death of his brother William, he has received nothing.
By indenture of 15 and 16 August 1688 the said William conveyed to the said Dr. Charles certain parcels of the manor of Strixton (which were not entailed) to provide for the payment of legacies and debts for which they were jointly bound.
By indenture of 6 August 1656 Orator's father settled the manor of Strixton upon Orator in tail male, upon the death of his brother William without issue male, and the said William had a great kindness to your Orator as his heir-at-law, and next to him in remainder, and Orator therefore trusted to his management of affairs, and forbore to bring any suit against him, your Orator constantly conversing and living with him at Strixton till some time before his death ; and from time to time paid or discounted for his sojourning there, and particularly when the said William Alston went last from Strixton to London, where he happened to die, he left your Orator in possession of his estate of Strixton, and gave particular order to all his servants to obey him as himself.
From this point the bill follows the lines of ones previously noted, accusing the defendant of trying to defraud Orator of his legacies and of the estate of Strixton.
The answer and further answer, of Charles Alston, D.D. are annexed, and an account of receipts and payments under his father's will,
Mitford, 531/100, 1693.
Alstoniana Pg 187

ALSTON v. ALSTON & Others,
Chancery Proceedings before 1714. Bridges. 98. 1694/5
Answer, sworn 22 February 1694/95 of John Alston, gent,, one of the defendants to the bill of Edward Alston, Esq.
Defendant believes both he and plaintiff are severally entitled to part of the personal estate of Sir Edward Alston, decd., whose executors have disposed of his lands at Barnet and in Devonshire. He believes the said Sir Edward made a settlement, 6 August 1656, by which the remainder of the manor of Strixton was settled on complainant and his heirs male, on the death of William Alston without issue ; also that the other defendant Katherine Wiseman, and her children, got possession of the evidences etc etc of the manor of Strixton.
Alstoniana Pg 188
TNA References for the above: C10/532/4 C8/531/100 C5/98/18

DANDRIDGE V. ALSTONE.
Bill, 6 November 1697, by Francis Dandridge of the parish of St. Paul's, Covent Garden, apothecary, John Craddock of London, gent., John Boydhouse of . . . . . , Richard Winch, gent. and Mary Loveday, widow, v. Charles Alston and Katherine Wiseman.
Complainants advanced money to William Alston, late of Strixton, co. Northants, esq., to secure the payment of which he gave one bond dated 31 May 1687, and various others throughout the years 1688 and 1689. By his will, he devised to his brother Charles Alston of Northall, co. Midd., D.D., all his lands, &c., charged with the payment of his debts and legacies ; leaving the residue to the said Charles, with a legacy of L100 to his sister Katherine Wiseman. The said Charles has proved the will, &c.; his personal estate is worth L6000 ; but the complainants have not been paid.
Whittington 420 1697
Alstoniana Pg 214

The Proceedings of the Old Bailey Ref: t17120910-41
Trial Summary:
Crime(s): theft : animal theft
Verdict: Guilty
Other trials on 10 Sep 1712
Name search for: William Partridge
Defendant's Home: North Hall
Original Text:
William Partridge , of the Parish of North Hall, was indicted for stealing 2 Hogs, Value 3 l. and 2 Sows, Value 3 l. from Charles Alston , D. D. on the 26th of August last. The full Evidence deposed. That the Hogs were missing on the Day aforesaid, and upon search found in the Custody of one Mr. Groom in Liquor-Pond-street, who, prov'd he bought them of the Prisoner and another. He said in his Defence, That the other Person sold them, and be only help'd him to a Chapman, and was in his Company when they were sold. But the Witnesses being positive on the other side, and he having none to appear to give him a Character, the Jury found him Guilty of Felony.
Ref http://www.oldbaileyonline.org

Nottingham University Library, Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections: Papers of the Monckton-Arundell Family, Viscounts Galway of Serlby Hall, Nottinghamshire, early 13th Century - 1958
Catalogue Ref. Ga 9201-Ga21
Creator(s):
Monckton-Arundell family, Viscounts Galway of Serlby Hall, Nottinghamshire
Arundell, Monckton-, family, Viscounts Galway of Serlby Hall, Nottinghamshire
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The 20th Century material within the Galway Collection is currently closed. The remainder of the Collection is accessible to all registered readers.

Ecclesiastical records including chapel registers, will, inventories and tithe leases relating to Alderthwaite, Allerton Mauleverer, Bolton on Dearne, Brampton, Felkirk, Swinton, Wath-upon-Dearne and Wentworth Yorkshire (West Riding) and Serlby Nottinghamshire; also counties Lincolnshire and Middlesex - ref. Ga 12,670-12,700

FILE - Lease for lives by John Archbishop of York to Dr Charles Alston and Dr W. Lancaster, of the tithes of Felkirke rectory, (used as the draft of a lease 13 November 1717, by William Archbishop to the Reverend Thomas Lamplugh). Location: Felkirk, Yorkshire. - ref. Ga 12,685 - date: 8 August 1704

FILE - Counterpart lease for three years by Dr Charles Alston and Dr William Lancaster, (surviving trustees of Dr Thomas Lamplugh deceased), to Francis Simpson, of the tithes of Felkirke Rectory. (See also Ga 10,222 to Ga 10,226). Location: Felkirk, Yorkshire. - ref. Ga 12,686 - date: 4 September 1704
Ref A2A

Charles died intestate 1714, unmarried.

Letters of Administration
Rev. Charles Alston, D.D., of (Northall) Northolt MDX Bachelor.
Were granted 31 August 1714 to Catherine Wiseman sister and next of kin.
Admon: August 1714
Page 131 Alstoniana

293. Frances ALSTON [3103] (John of Pavenham126, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 20 Mar 1635/36 in Odell BDF, died in Marston Trussell NTH, and was buried on 17 Sep 1722 in Kingsthorpe NTH.

General Notes:
Odell Register
Baptisms
Frances daughter of Mr Jn Alston 20 Mar 1635/36
Ref: Extracts of Odell Registers on File ELF.



Frances married Dr Edward REYNOLDS DD Archdeacon of Norfolk. [3104], son of Rt Rev Edward REYNOLDS DD Bishop of Norwich [3105] and Mary HARDING [18641], in Marston Trussell. Edward was born on 27 May 1630, died on 28 Jun 1698 at age 68, and was buried on 1 Jul 1698 in Kingsthorpe NTH.

General Notes:
Edward was educated at St Pauls School, Merton College Oxford demy Magdaline College Cambridge 1648-50. B.A. 14 Mar 1649/50. M.A. 28 Jun 1652. Elected to a Fellowship 1650, but was ejected 1660. Incorp at Camb 1657. B and DD 1676. Rector of St Peters Northamptonadm 15 Oct 1658. Preb. of Worcester 1660. Archdeacon of Norfolk 1661. d 28 Jun, bur 1 Jul 1698 at Kingsthorpe M.I.

EDWARD REYNOLDS, D.D. m FRANCES ALSTON. deacon of Norfolk, and rector of St Peter's, Northampton, and Kingsthorpe, and prebend of Worcester, bn May 27th, 1630, died June 28th, buried July 1st, 1698, at Kingsthorpe NTH. m daughter of John Alston, of co. Bedford, Esq. died at Marston, buried September 17th, 1722, at Kingsthorpe

Edward was a witness as DD and Rector of Kingsthorpe to the will's of J Pickmer of Kingsthorpe 24 Apr 1677 and Dorothy Jenoway 3 Mar 1693/4

Name:Edward Reynolds
BORN:27 May 1630
Died:28 Jun 1698
More Information:M.A. 1657 (Incorp. from Oxford). S. of Edward (above), Bishop of Norwich. B. May 27, 1630. School, St Paul's. Originally of Merton College, Oxford. Created B.A. (Magdalen College, Oxford) 1649-50; M.A. 1652; B.D. and D.D. 1676. Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford, 1650-60, ejected. R. of St Peter's, Northampton, 1658-98. Preb. of Worcester, 1660-98. Archdeacon of Norfolk, 1661. Married Frances, dau. of John Alston, of Pavenham, Beds., Esq. Died June 28, 1698, aged 69. Buried at Kingsthorpe, Northampton. M.I. Will (P.C.C.) 1699. (Al. Oxon.; Le Neve, Mon., v. 189; D.N.B.)
Ref: Cambridge University Alumni, 1261-1900

Edward's family was constructed from: Longdens Northants & Rutland Clergy - NZSOG


Children from this marriage were:

+ 467 M    i. Thomas REYNOLDS [9718] .

+ 468 F    ii. Mary REYNOLDS [9723] was born on 26 Jun 1660 in London, was baptised on 26 Jun 1660 in London, and was buried on 25 Jan 1708/09 in Ravensthorpe NTH.

+ 469 F    iii. Frances REYNOLDS [9726] was baptised on 9 Oct 1661 in Kingsthorpe NTH and was buried on 6 Oct 1704 in Ravensthorpe NTH.

+ 470 F    iv. Elizabeth REYNOLDS [9728] was baptised on 23 Jun 1663 in Kingsthorpe NTH.

+ 471 M    v. Edward REYNOLDS [9713] was baptised on 24 Nov 1664 in Kingsthorpe NTH.

+ 472 F    vi. Dorothea REYNOLDS [9731] was baptised on 19 Jun 1666 in Kingsthorpe NTH.

+ 473 F    vii. Sarah REYNOLDS [9732] was baptised on 23 Oct 1667 in Kingsthorpe NTH.

+ 474 M    viii. John REYNOLDS [9717] was baptised on 6 Dec 1669 in Kingsthorpe NTH, died on 11 Sep 1688 at age 18, and was buried on 12 Sep 1688 in Kingsthorpe NTH.

+ 475 M    ix. Joshua REYNOLDS [9719] was baptised on 11 Jan 1673/74 in Kingsthorpe NTH, died on 16 May 1674, and was buried on 18 May 1674 in Kingscliff N.S.W.

+ 476 M    x. Joshua REYNOLDS [9720] was baptised on 11 Mar 1674/75 in Kingsthorpe NTH.

+ 477 M    xi. Robert REYNOLDS [9721] was baptised on 17 Feb 1676/77 in Kingsthorpe NTH and was buried on 24 Feb 1676/77 in Kingsthorpe NTH.

+ 478 M    xii. Henry REYNOLDS [9722] was baptised on 14 Apr 1680 in Kingsthorpe NTH and was buried on 14 Apr 1680 in Kingsthorpe NTH.


294. William ALSTON [3094] (John of Pavenham126, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 13 Aug 1637 in Odell BDF, died on 14 Nov 1708 in Pavenham BDF at age 71, and was buried on 16 Nov 1708 in St Peter Pavenham BDF.

General Notes:
Odell Bishops Transcripts
Baptisms
William son of Mr Jn Alston 13 Aug 1637

William Alstone - Adm. pens. (age 16) at St Johns 10 Apr 1654; son of John gent of Odell, born there; School Wimmington Beds.; Matric 1644; Admitted at the Inner Temple 1654; Barrister 1662.

Alston William, son of John Alston, of Odell, Beds. School at Wimington, Beds., seven years. Admitted
St. John's Coll. Cam., 10 April, 1654. Aet. 16 years.

Re ALSTONS, of SUFFOLK.
First Name: William
Last Name: Alston
Admission Date: 16/05/1655
Call Date: 11/05/1662
FATHER'S DETAILS
Name: John Alston
Occupation: armiger
Father/Son Relationship: son and heir apparent
Address: Podington Bedfordshire
Inner Temple Admissions (2009)

Inner Temple Records 1660-1714 Vol III - NZSOG
Parliment held on 11 May 14 Chas II AD 1662.
William Alston called to the bar
Parliment held on 1 Feb 25 Chas II AD1673/74.
Stewards for Readers Dinner William Alston

William is described as Justice Alston in the record of his wife's burial
Pavenham Bishops Transcripts 1714

ALSTON v. ALSTON.
Bill 21 November 1676, by William Alston of the Inner Temple of London, Esq. V. Sir Thomas Alston and Dame Elizabeth his wife, Sir Edward Alston and John Alston Esq.
In 1637 the Orator, then an infant of 6 months, had a legacy of L300 from his uncle and godfather, William Alston, then or late of the Inner Temple, Esq. whose will was made 2 March 1637, by which his mother, Dame Frances Temple was appointed executrix; she died when Orator was about 8 years old, the legacy then being unpaid.
Her will was proved in the P. C, C. 1647 by her sons Sir Edward Alston, and John Alston, Orator's father, who possessed themselves not only of her personal estate, but also of the greater part of the decd. William's estate.
Orator knew nothing about the legacv till about two years since, when he was informed thereof by a friend ; he has found the will of his uncle registered, containing the bequest to himself.
Sir Thomas Alston, heir at law as eldest brother of decd. William. with Dame Elizabeth his wife (with consent of the said executors) has seized to himself the mansion house and manor of Odell, co. Bedford, Being to the value of L3000 and upwards ; and there is ample to allow of the payment of the said legacy of L300,
Sir Thomas Alston, in his answer, says he does not know of what moneys etc. his brother William died possessed.
All such goods of said Wm. as came to Sir Thomas's hands at Odell, are contained in annexed schedule ; and he can discover no further particulars nor give any better answer, it being above 33 years since he had the said goods, and he being now very aged and infirm.
Schedule of goods mentioned - Two and twenty pictures of the several Kings of England; about the value of L5
Tapestry hangings, tables and stools in the dining room L20
Furniture in the matted chamber, the red chamber, the ball and other rooms,. . . . . about L44-6-8
Collins. 229. 1676. & Mitford 215/5 1676.
Alstoniana Pg 180


ALSTON v. ALSTON & others.
Chancery Proceedings before 1714. Collins 227.
Answer 16 February 1677, of Sir Edward Alston, Kt., one of the defendants to bill of complaint of William Alston, Esq.
Regarding the payment of the L300 bequeathed to plaintiff by his uncle Wm. Alston of the Inner Temple, the facts set forth being as in the bill of Sir Thos. Alston v Wm., John and Edwd. Alston as above. (Collins 227 see Thomas Alston [3021])
ALSTON V. ALSTON.
Chancery Proceedings before 1714. Collins 227.
Answer of the defendant John Alston to the above complaint
Cresswell notes contains nothing interesting.
Alstoniana Pg 180

ALSTON v. ALSTON.
Bill, 17 November 1677, by William Alston v. Sir Thomas Alston Bt.
Orator's father, John Alston of Pavenham, co. Bedford, having occasion to borrow L1500 in 1665, your Orator's father and Orator borrowed the same of Sir Thomas Alston of Odell, co. Bedford, elder brother of tbe said John, and, by indenture of 15 April of that year, gave as security therefore various parcels of land.
By indenture quadrupartite of 2 December 1665, between the said John Alston Esq. and Dorothy his wife, of the first part; William Alston, his son and heir apparent, and Thomazine Brooke, one of the daughters of William Brooke of the city of Norwich, gent., decd. of the second part; William Watts of the city of Norwich, Esq.
Thomazine Brooke of the said city, widow, relict of the said William Brooke, Robert Osborne, gent., and Jermy Norris, merchant, both of Norwich, of the third part; Edmond Temple of Sulby, co. Northants, Esq., and William Alston of Strixton, co. Northants. Esq. of the fourth part, . . . . . the said John confirmed all his manors and lands in Pavenham and elsewhere to his said son, whereby the said William became entitled to the equity of redemption of the said mortgaged lands.
The principal borrowed, with interest, has been repaid, but Complainant cannot recover possession of the land.
Mitford. 215/6. 1677. also Mitford 277/4. 1677/8. Mitford 277/3 1678 - Alstoniana Pg 181

ALSTON V. FYENNES & others.
Bill 6 December 1672, by William Alston of Pavenham, co. Bedford, Esq. v. Sir Purbeck Temple, John Feines, Dame - Harvey, John, Edmund, Eleanor and Stephen Temple.
In or about June 1665 Complainant entered into a bond as security for a sum of money borrowed by Edmund Temple of Sulby, co. Northants. Esq. deed. By his will, dated about the beginning of March 1664/5 the said Edmund left certain property to provide for the payment of his debts.
This suit is brought against the representatives of the deceased Edmund to recover amount due from said Edmund's estate.
Hamilton, 3/500. 1672.
Alstoniana Pg 179

FIENNES V. ALSTON.
Bill, 5 June 1673, by John Fiennes of London, Esq., executor of Stephen Temple, late of Sulby, co. Northants, Esq. v. William Alston of Pavenham, co. Bedford, Esq., and John Wayne of London, merchant tailor.
The defendents are creditors of the estate of Edmund Temple, late of Sulby. Esq., for whom the said Stephen was administrator. Certain lands, &c., were granted to them to raise the money due to them ; but they refuse restitution, or to give up the superplus of the issues now in their hands.
Mitford, 196/49 & 50 1673.
Alstoniana Pg 206
Placement of these 2 items is uncertain 2004

Pavenham Register
Buried 1708
William Alston Esq the 16th of November

Precis of Will of WILLIAM ALSTON of Pavenham
Dated Nov 21 1707.
He leaves his body " to be privately interred in the night time at the discretion of my executrix."
"To my eldest son, William Alston., and his heirs all my lands manors etc in parish of Pavenham, Stevington and elsewhere in co. Bedford except a certain cottage with barn and orchard (lately purchased of William Moodey carpenter) which I leave to my dear and loving wife Sarah and her heirs."
All his personal estate he leaves to his wife Sarah she to pay his debts add legacies and to act as executrix of his will.
"to my children then living each of them one guinea to buy them rings." Names of children not mentioned.
Proved May 18, 1709.
Bedfordshire Wills 1704-10. pp. 242-3. or 1709/1
Alstoniana Pg 352
Digital image on file 2007

Research Notes:
A shield bearing the Coats of Arms of Alston & Brooke at St Peters Pavenham.
Ref: http://www.allsaintsmiltonernest.org.uk/pav-history.html



William married Sarah OAKY [6429], daughter of John OAKY Jnr [22092] and Sarah [22093], after 1670. Sarah was born on 17 May 1656, was baptised on 25 May 1656 in St Lawrence Jewry City of London, and was buried on 21 Sep 1714 in Pavenham BDF.

General Notes:
Pavenham Register
Buried 1714
Mrs Sarah Alston widow ye relict of Justice Alston September 21

Precis of the Will of SARAH ALSTON of Pavenham
Dated June 21, 1714.
Sarah (widow) leaves her house in Pavenham and appurtenances to grandson William Alston and his heirs.
To my nephew Nathaniel Lancaster L50.
The rest of personal estate to neice Elizabeth Lancaster who is to act as executrix.
Proved Nov. 2nd 1714 by Elizabeth Lancaster
Bedfordshire Wills, Vol. c., p. 36.
Alstoniana Pg 352
Bedfordshire Archives: ABP/W 1714/104



295. John ALSTON [3098] (John of Pavenham126, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born about 1640 and was buried on 2 Jan 1718/19 in Pavenham BDF.

General Notes:
Bedfordshire Apprentices - Haberdashers
John Alston son of John Alston of Pavenham in the County of Bedford Esq to Robert Spirer 7 yeares 1 June 1660
http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/BDF/Misc/Occupations/BedsApprentices.html

1665 Allston John son of John, Pavenham, Beds., Esq., to Lawrence Sawcer, 16 January 1664/65 Fishmonger's Company.
London Apprenticeship Abstracts. Origins.net

The London Metropolitan Archive checked the list of freemen of the Fishmongers' Company (Ms 5587/1) but could find no reference to a John Alston taking up the Company freedom. This suggests that he did not complete his apprenticeship.

John was a legatee under the Will of his first cousin John Alston [3080] dated 26 Jan 1704/05 who died without issue.

There is a ledger stone memorial to John Alston died 1718 in the floor of St Peters Pavenham BDF.
Ref: http://www.allsaintsmiltonernest.org.uk/pav-history.html

Here lieth y BODY of
JOHN ALSTON ESQ
He departed this life
January ye 2 1718 in ye
78 year of His age
I Suddenly was Snatched Away
Went (wed?) to Bed And Died
Next Day

Images and transcriptions of memorials at St Peters Pavenham courtesy of Peter Daniel 2013

JOHN ALSTON. Administration 1718.
The admons. for this year are all missing. I have looked through calendar from 1694 to 1734 and can find no other reference to a Will or administration of John Alston.

Alston John - Old Index (bundle missing) A1718/30
Ref: Origins UK - Bedford R/O BRS 104-105

Dear Sir,
3 Campbell Square, .
Northampton.
5th Jany. 1903.
I have had a morning at Alston Wills and send you result. The three first wills are correct according to your list. I have had a big hunt for John Alston, 1704, but can nowhere find him. I have searched indices carefully from 1694 to 1735 without result. There is, however, an administratiou mentioned in calendar for 1718, but though we have carefully searched the cupboard and unearthed an enormous quantity of dust, we have failed to find any adm. for that year (1718). A good many years of these adm. are wholly missing. I am afraid, therefore, we must give him up unless you can give me any further particulars.
Yours very faithfully,
R. M. SERJEANTSON.
Alstoniana Pg 352


Re London Apprenticeships.
<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8amCFGJe6w>

Research Notes:
Pavenham Church
Above the canopy of the sedilia are the arms of de Pabenham. In the same wall there are two other shields, the one combining the heraldic shields of Alston and Temple and the other the shields of Alston and Brooke. Sir William Alston had purchased the Pavenham Manor from John Tyringham in 1638 but died unmarried in the same year. His mother, Frances Alston, had remarried after her husband's death and inherited the estate as Dame Frances Temple. The Brooke connection with the Alston family was Thomasin Brooke who married William Alston, the son of Dorothy and John Alston. Thomasin Brooke died in 1669 when only twenty five years old.
By 1650 the O'Dell branch of the Alston family had acquired all the manors that had previously existed in Pavenham and unified them into a single estate, thereby, effectively becoming owners of the entire village. Members of the Alston family occupied Hinwick Hall and Odell Castle as well as Berrystead Manor House in Pavenham which was later abbreviated to The Bury. There are memorials to several members of the Alston family in the north chapel of St. Peter's. These include Dorothy, the wife of John Alston who died in 1668, John Alston who died in 1687, a William Alston who died in 1713 and another John Alston who died in 1718.
Ref: http://www.allsaintsmiltonernest.org.uk/pav-history.html



John married Annie WALLIS [3099] about 1669. Annie died after 16 May 1720.

General Notes:
Anne benefited under the Will of her Sister-in-Law Frances Reynolds nee Alston dated 16 May 1720 as:
". . . . . I give to my Sister-in-Law Ann Alston widow of my Brother John Alston an Enclosed ground which she now enjoys in Pavenham in the County of Bedford for and during the term of her life and after her decease I give the same to my Executors . . . . ."
Ref: M Terbrack 2013

Research Notes:
Annie is not the daughter of John Wallis the mathematician.

There is no record of Annie's burial in the Pavenham Felmersham or Odell Registers.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 482 M    i. John ALSTON of Pavenham BDF [15900] was born on 29 Dec 1673 in Pavenham BDF, was baptised on 31 Dec 1673 in Felmersham BDF, and was buried on 12 Feb 1710/11 in Churchyard St Mary Colechurch City LND.

+ 483 M    ii. Thomas ALSTON [6423] was baptised on 10 May 1674 in Felmersham BDF and died after 1715.

+ 484 F    iii. Frances ALSTON [6424] was baptised on 22 Apr 1676 in Carlton by Harrold BDF.

+ 485 F    iv. Katherine ALSTON [3100] was baptised on 22 May 1679 in Pavenham BDF and was buried on 22 May 1679 in Pavenham BDF.

+ 486 F    v. Sarah ALSTON [17541] was baptised on 2 May 1680 in Pavenham BDF and was buried on 23 Sep 1738 in Pavenham BDF.

+ 487 F    vi. Elizabeth ALSTON [3114] died after 1715.

+ 488 F    vii. Dorothea ALSTON [3102] was baptised on 23 Jul 1684 in Pavenham BDF.

+ 489 M    viii. Edmund ALSTON [6444] was baptised on 30 Jun 1689 in Pavenham BDF.


296. Thomas ALSTON of London [3096] (John of Pavenham126, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) died before Jul 1678.

General Notes:
1663 Alston Thomas son of John, Pavenham, Beds, Esq., to William Stonestreete 9 April 1663 Grocer's Company.
London Apprenticeship Abstracts. 1442-1850. Origins.net

MORSE V. ALSTON.
Bill, 15 February.1672/3, by Symon Morse, citizen and merchant of London, William Hills and John Lilburne, citizens and grocers of London, v. Thomas Alston, citizen and grocer of London, John Alston the elder, his father, and William Alston, his eldest brother.
The defendant Thomas owes debts severally to each of the complainants; but instead of giving them satisfaction, he
" absconds himself," and has assigned over his whole estate to the other defendants. They pretend that Thomas was indebted to them by judgment for far more than his estate is worth ; wherefore complainants can get no redress.
Mitford. 178/92. 1672/3.
Alstoniana Pg 206

MORSE v. ALSTON.
Answer, 14 May 1673, of William Alston, gent., one of the defendants to the complaint of Simon Morse and others.
Defendant's brother Thomas Alston may have had dealings within the last two or three years in the way of trade with the complainants. In Hilary term 1671 defendant obtained a judgment for L600 against the said Thomas, to prevent one Woodward, citizen and oilman of London (who had taken part of Thomas's estate in execution), from going away with the goods and estate so seized ; at the same time defendant made himself liable for his brother's debts, and has discharged them as far as the said Thomas's estate would allow ; all the defendant could come by
was appraised at L328 6s 9d.
Mitford. 276/23. 1673.
Alstoniana Pg 206

TRACY v. ALSTON.
Bill, 3 May 1677, by Paul Tracy of London, gent. v. Thomas Alston of London, merchant.
Orator owed defendant Alston a sum of money, and pledged him a parcel of fine cloths to pay this. Owing to non-payment of the money at the appointed time, Alston has sold part of cloth, etc., etc., and refuses to give complainant any account, &c,
Whittington, 188, 1677,
Alstoniana Pg 207

THE WILL OF THOMAS ALSTON CITIZEN & GROCER OF LONDON.
Dated 18 June 1675.
I appoint my father John Alston the Elder of Pavenham co. Bedford my sole Executor and leave to him all my estate to pay my debts and funerall charges - residue if any to be divided between my brothers and sisters.
Signed Thomas Alston.
Witnesses Ri Highmore, Tho Bettesworth.
Proved 2 July 1678 by John Alston his father.
Ref. Reeve 73.



297. Dorothy ALSTON [3111] (John of Pavenham126, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 13 Aug 1637 in Odell BDF.

General Notes:
Odell Bishops Transcripts
Baptisms
Dorothy daughter of Mr Jn Alston 13 Aug 1637

Dorothy was baptised on the same day as her brother William, were they twins?

Dorothy married Thomas WELLS Esq. [3112].

298. Elizabeth ALSTON [3106] (John of Pavenham126, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 25 Mar 1639 in Odell BDF.

General Notes:
Odell Register
Baptisms
Elizabeth daughter of Mr Jn and Dorothy Alston 25 Mar 1639
Ref: Extracts of Odell Registers on File ELF.

CHESTER'S LONDON MARRIAGE LICENCES, 1521-1869.
London, Quaritch 1887. ALSTON.
Longworth, Crosse, of St. Michael, Wood Street, London, gent., widower, 35 and ELIZABETH ALSTON, spinster, 21, danghter of John Alston, of Pavenham, Beds., Esq., who consents, at Kingsthorpe, co. Northamp., or Pavenham aforesaid, 5 Oct., 1661.

Elizabeth married Longworth CROSSE [3107] on 5 Oct 1661 in Kingsthorpe or Parvenham.

General Notes:
Longworth was a gent of St Michael Wood St.

Longworth Crosse of St Michaels Wood St London, Gent., Widr, 35 & Elizabeth Alston Sptr., 21 dau of John Alston of Pavenham Beds.,who consents, at Kingsthorpe Northampton or Pavenham. October 5 1661 H. xxiv, 54.
Ref: Bedfordshire Notes and Queries. Vol. II. page 76 no. 28

299. Sarah ALSTON [3113] (John of Pavenham126, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 2 May 1642 in Pavenham BDF.

General Notes:
Sarah's existence and baptism date are very uncertain, there is no record in the Pavenham Registers or Bishops Transcripts which are unfortunately incomplete on film at that date.
Nor on http://archive.org/stream/genealogiabedfor00page#page/222/mode/2up a Pavenham transcript or the divided IGI. Perhaps she only exists, incorrectly, based on Cresswell placing her as a legatee of the Will of Edward Alston [3079]
Mary Terbrack has probably found the source of the date in a submitted IGI reference to a Sarah Alston bap 2 May 1642 at Odell parents John and Dorothy Temple this can certainly be proven incorrect at all levels.
2013.

300. Mary ALSTON [3108] (John of Pavenham126, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 27 Nov 1642 in Odell BDF and was buried on 13 May 1644 in Odell BDF. Another name for Mary was Marie.

General Notes:
Odell Register
Baptisms
Mary daughter of Mr Jn Alston 27 Nov 1642

Odell
Register Extracts.
Mary daughter of John Alston bur 13 May 1644
Alstoniana

Death year may have been 1643

301. Edmund ALSTON [18379] (John of Pavenham126, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

General Notes:
Bedfordshire Apprentices - Haberdashers
Edmund Alston filius John Allston of Pavenham in the County of Bedford Esq to John Alston 7 years 22 November 1672
http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/BDF/Misc/Occupations/BedsApprentices.html

This Edmund could not have been Edmund son of John Alston [3098] and Anne Wallis baptised 1689 so this Edmund has been created awaiting future clarification, with absolutely no evidence but the apprenticeship record if transcribed accurately? - ELF 2013



302. Mary ALSTON [3109] (John of Pavenham126, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 27 Nov 1642 in Odell BDF.

Research Notes:
IGI
Name:Mary Alston
Gender:Female
Baptism Date:27 Nov 1642
Baptism Place:Odell,Bedford,England
Father:John Alston
FHL Film Number:599353
Ref: Ancestry

31 Oct 1671 John Lemon, of St Dunstan's West, Citizen & Haberdasher, & Mary Alston, of Pavenham, Beds, Spr, abt 18; consent of father John Alston, of same, Esq.; at St Saviour's, Southwark, co. Surrey.
Collection: Kent: Canterbury - Marriage Licence allegations, Dean of Westminster, 1558-1699 and Vicar-General of the Archbishop of Canterbury, 1660 to 1679 (Marriage)
Ref: Ancestry

John Leman of St. Dunstan's West, citizen and haberdasher and Mary Alston of Pavenham, Beds. spinster, 18, consent of father John Alston of same, esq. at St. Saviour's Southwark Surrey.
Ref: Bedfordshire Notes and Queries. Vol II page 114 no. 256

Marriages.
St Saviour Southwark 1653 -1673.
November 2, 1671 John Leman of St Dunstan's and Mary Alston of Wood Street Lon ? ye lic
Ref: London Baptism Marriages and Burials 1538 -1812 Ancestry

Mary married John LEMON [3110] on 31 Oct 1671 in St Saviour Southwark SRY.

Research Notes:
John was a citizen haberdasher of St Dunstan in the West.


The child from this marriage was:

+ 490 M    i. John LEMON [18640] was baptised on 6 Feb 1671/72 in St Dunstan in the West LND.

303. Alston MONSON [3174] (Frances ALSTON127, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) died in Dec 1673.

General Notes:
MONSON v. ALSTON.
Bill, 18 Nov. 1674, by Elizabeth Monson, spinster, sister and administratrix of Alston Monson, late of Drury Lane,co. Middx., decd., v. Sir Thomas and Sir Edward Alston, William, John and Edward Alston.
Sir Thos. Alston of Odell was trustee for the said Alston Monson for the sum of L3500, the said Alston Monson, by reason of a great distemper and infirmity which was upon him several years before his death, not being able to manage his own affairs; he died about December last, and the said Sir Thomas has possessed himself of the wearing apparel and goods of the decd., which ought to have been delivered to complainant as his administratrix. Sir Edward Alston and his sons are aiding Sir Thomas ; and pretend that the deceased made an agreement with them to accept of certain lands in lieu of the money
John Alston, gent., brother of Sir Edward and Sir Thomas, says that he joined with his said brothers in defraying the funeral charges of the said Alston Monson, he being their only sister's son.
A list of the personal belongings of the said Monson is appended, with account of expenses connected with his funeral.
Sir Edward Alston says that on his nephew's death he sent to the complainant, half sister of the decd., to take care of his estate and funeral; she came and looked through his trunks, and then refused to meddle in the matter.
He and his brothers sent her 50 guineas out of the estate for mourning, which she accepted.
All the defendants refer to a deed of release signed by the said decd. on settlement of accounts between them, when L1,800 belonging to decd. remained in their hands ;instead of which sum they settled upon him and his heirs a farm in Felmersham, co. Beds.
Bridges. 527. 1674.
Alstoniana Pg 206

MONSON v. ALSTON.
Bill, 17 June 1675, by Elizabeth Monson, sister and administratrix of Alston Monson, late of Drury Lane, co. Middx., decd., v. Sir Thomas Alston and his wife, Sir Edward Alston, William Alston and their confederates.
The said Alston Monson died intestate, and confederates declare that the annuities secured to him (as recited in other suits g.v.) expired with him, If such deeds were made, they ought to be of no effect, for the physician who attended the said Monson, a very learned person in his profession, told them the said Monson was mad; and they took him with them into the country, but his distemper increasing they were forced to send him again to London,
where he continued in a distracted state of mind till his death.
A further answer, 8 April 1676, in obedience to an order of the court, denies they ever persuaded any of Monson's friends or relations to settle his estate upon them, the defendants, or promised his relations on the father's side L1000 if he did so ; nor was he at any time kept secret from his friends, as has been alleged.
Collins 243 1675 (2 lots of documents)
Alstoniana Pg 207

MONCKE v. ALSTON.
Bill, 3 May 1680, by Charles Moncke and John Parkins, church wardens of St, Martin's in the Fields, co. Midd., and John Mitchell and James Dobson, churchwardens of St. Paul's Covent Garden, trustees for the use of the poor of the said parishes of the goods of Alston Munson, late of Crofts, co. Lincoln, Esq. deceased, v. Rowland Alston, William Alston, Edward Reynolds, Charles Alston and John Alston.
The said Alston Munson had entrusted a great part of his personal estate to Sir Thomas Alston of Odell, bart., and on a rendering of accounts in April 1673 Sir Thomas agreed to pay the said Munson an annuity of L90 to him and his issue, or in the event of his death without issue, a final sum of L550 to his assigns, secured on a certain farm in Felmersham, co. Bedford. A sum of L1520 was similarly found to be due to Munson on a settling of accounts in
1673 between him and Sir Edward Alston of Enfield, Kt., and an annuity of L76 (or final sum of L450) was secured to him (as above) on land in Strixon, co. Northampton. By his nuncupative will, made 11 January 1673, the said Munson left L1000 to the poor of St. Martin's in the Fields, where he died, and the poor of St. Paul's Covent Garden, where he was born ; and he died a bachelor.
Sir Rowland Alston, son and heir of Sir Thomas, and the other defendants refuse the two above said payments of L450 and L550, and deny that such agreements were ever made.
The answer is attached of Edward Reynolds, D.D. and John Alston Esq., 14 June 1680.
They deny any knowledge of the settlements alleged, and Reynolds was never informed, otherwise than by the bill of complaint, that he was a trustee for the same. John Alston believes that he was never appointed trustee, but
supposeth some other person of the same name was intended, there being several others of his name, nearly related as well to the said Munson as to the said Sir Thomas and Sir Edward Alston.
Answer of Charles Alston, clerk, 10 September 1680.
He has lately heard his name was used in the two deeds of settlement of 1673, but he does not intend to intermeddle therein, and has been wholly a stranger to the said deeds.
Answer of William Alston, - 1681.
Defendant's father, Sir Edward Alston, made an agreement in April 1673 with Munson, as stated in the bill. He knows not of any such will as is brought forward, this defendant having been about 50 miles distant from the said Munson at the time of his death.
He believes Munson died intestate about January 1673/4 ; and that a bill was brought into this court by Elizabeth Munson, administratrix of the said Alston Munson, v. Sir Thomas and Sir
Edward Alston, to which defendant refers himself.
Answer of Sir Rowland Alston, bart, 1682.
This defendant married Temperance, daughter of Lord Crew., then Sir Thomas Crew, and received L4000 as her marriage portion, and the lands in Felmersham in the bills mentioned (with others) were settled upon this defendant and his wife by deed dated 13 June 1674, without any mention being made of such charge upon them as alleged in the bill. He believes Munson made no will, and for these reasons has refused payment.
Another answer of Sir Rowland Alston, bart. to the said defendants, dated 27 October 1682.
Defendant knows nothing of the alleged will of Munson, but has lately found an indenture dated 10 April 25 Chas. II, between (I) Sir Thomas Alston, (2) the said Alston Munson, (3) Edward Reynolds, clerk, Charles Alston, gent., and John Alston the younger, gent., securing the payment of the annuity, &c., as alleged in the bill on
lands in Falmersham and Patenham, provided the said Sir Thomas and his heirs should enjoy the premises until default of payment. When the premises were included in his own marriage settlement, he had no notice of the charge upon them, nor of any will made by Munson, &c., &c , and therefore submits he is nowise concerned therein ; and refers himself to the answer of Sir Thomas Alston to Elizabeth Munson, in a suit in which he had no interest or
concern.
Collins. 243/3. 1680.
Alstoniana Pg 209

MONKE v. ALSTON.
Further answer, 21 February 1683, of Sir Rowland Alston, bart., to the complaint of Charles Monke and others.
Defendant has in his custody the deeds of settlement made on behalf of Alston Munson ; he is a purchaser of the said lands without notice of the alleged charge upon them.
Collins. 35. 1682/3.

MONKE v. ALSTON.
Reynardson. Answer, 3 June 1682, of William Alston, one of the defendants to the bill of complaint of Charles Monke and others, on behalf of the poor of the parishes of St. Martin's in the Fields and St. Paul's Covent Garden.
The defendant asserts that the yearly sum which Sir Edward Alston and others agreed to pay to Alston Monson, by deed of 10 April 1673, was limited to the heirs of the body issuing of the said Monson, with remainder, in default, to the defendant.
Reynardson 109/15 1682
Alstoniana Pg 210

Alston Monson died without issue

304. Francis MONSON [3175] (Frances ALSTON127, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

General Notes:
Frances was of East Barnet, administration of his will granted PCC 18 July 1660.

305. Elizabeth MONSON [8847] (Frances ALSTON127, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

306. Mary ALSTON [4007] (William of Sible Hedingham ESS129, John of Stisted & Belchamp Otten49, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 27 Sep 1638 in Toppesfield ESS.

General Notes:
Marriage IGI records 16 Jun 1657 - not proven correctly placed.

Mary married William BRUNTON [4785] on 1 Jun 1658 in Toppesfield ESS.

307. Susanna ALSTON (ALSTONE) [4317] (William of Sible Hedingham ESS129, John of Stisted & Belchamp Otten49, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 25 Sep 1641 in Toppesfield ESS.

308. William ALSTON of Halsted [4114] (William of Sible Hedingham ESS129, John of Stisted & Belchamp Otten49, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 5 Feb 1642/43 in Toppesfield ESS.

General Notes:
William Alstone son of William Alstone of Sible Hedingham by indenture 28 Feb 1660 apprentice to Thomas Kinge (Linge) woolen draper, as a woolen draper from 29 Sep for 7 years.
Sudbury Cocket Book: Apprentice Indentures, 1656 - 1723.

ALSTON v. CHAPMAN.
Bill, 28 July 1692 ? by William Alston of Greensted (late of Halsted), draper, V. Anne Chapman.
This is a further bill in the same matter. The defendant Anne is mother of Complainant's late wife, of Katherine Ward and of Susan, wife of George Hart the elder.
He says his wife Anne, about March 1694 (sic) was taken sick and fell into a frenzy and distracted condition, and continued languishing therewith till about the middle of June following.
Defendant and the Wards have conspired to defraud him of his property, he being at the time indisposed and unsettled in his mind. He therefore employed his near kinsman, Mr. Edward Ennever, to make some terms with them.
Hamilton 2/30

CHAPMAN v. ALSTON.
Bill [1693] by Elizabeth Chapman, of Halstead, co. Essex, widow, v. William Alston.
Complainant deals in drapery, and the suit arises in consequence of certain business transactions between her and the said William Alston, her son in law. William confederates with Edward Ennyver of Grinstead, Essex, gent,, and Solomon Alston of Havering Bower, farmer, brother to the said William
Hamilton, 61/6, 1693,

ALSTON v. WARD.
Bill 5 February 1698, by William Alston of Havering, co. Essex, Draper, v. William Hull and Katherine his wife, George Hart and Susanna his wife, Edward Hull and Elizabeth his wife.
Defendants are sisters and brothers-in-law of Complainant's late wife Anne, viz. William Ward of Halstead, gent., George Hart the elder of the same place, innholder, and Edward Hull of Heddingham Sibble.
Respecting sums of money, &c. alleged to have been taken by defendants during the said Anne's illness,
Mitford, 348/10. 1692/3

WARD v. ALSTON.
Bill, 26 February 1693/4, by William Ward of Halsted, co. Essex, gent. v. William Alston of Havering Bower, co. Essex, draper, Edward Ennyver and Solomon Alston.
This suit is one of the numerous ones brought concerning alleged assignments of his property by William Alston.
There are no fresh particulars of any interest for the family history.
Reynardson 451/156 1693/4
Alstoniana Pg 213

WARD v. ALSTON.
Depositions in suit Ward v. Alston (Reynardson 451/156).
Depositions taken at Hedingham Sible, co. Essex, 20 September Katherine, wife of Leonard Poe Jenner, of Halstead, esq., testifies that the defendant Alston begged the complainant (her father) to take all his estate, and grant him and his wife L40 a year during their joint lives, and L25 or L30 a year to the survivor for life ; saying that if the complainant refused, he should be a ruined man, and must compound his debts at 10/- in the pound.
One deponent says he believes the complainant's wife had a desire to gain to herself William Alston's estate, for that she is a covetous woman., and could rule and sway the said Alston, being a man of an easy temper. He believes that at the time of his wife's sickness Alston was not capable to manage his business or to make a bargain, for that if he had been he would have made a wiser.
Another says Alston was a man very easy to be imposed upon for that his business was chiefly managed by the complainant's wife.
Reynardson 1028 1694
Alstoniana Pg 214

ALSTON v. HART & another.
Bill, 7 February 1698, by William Alston of Havering in the co. of Essex, draper, v. George Hart and Susan his wife, Edward Hull and Elizabeth his wife.
The bill accuses defendants of taking property of Orator's wife during her sickness, as in previous suits.
The female defendauts and Catherine, wife of William Ward, were sisters of the deceased.
Reynardson 399/32 1692/3

ALSTON v. WARD.
Answer 5 May, 1693, of William Ward and Katherine his wife to the complaint of William Alston, draper.
Anne, late wife of the complainant, was sister of defendant Katherine, whom she did very well love and respect, and did all offices of kindness upon all occasions, and did often go to visit her said sister, even to the prejudice of her own affairs, all or the greater part of the time of her sickness, whilst she remained in her own house, which continued from March 1694 to May next following, when she was removed to a house in the town of Halsted,
belonging to Mrs. Chapman, her mother, which she prepared for her by putting out a tenant then in possession, and there the said Anne continued till she died., under the care of George Hart the younger, her cousin, and nurses.
During his wife's illness, complainant did much press the said Katherine to take all the estate he had in the world both real and personal, and to settle upon him and his wife an annuity for their lives, for that he and his wife were much incapacitated to manage their trade, or to meddle with and transact any more business. At last defendant agreed to pay L40 a year during her sister's life, and L25 a year during the complainant's life, in case he outlived
his wife, and complainant was to give up all his estate, and all wares in his shop, &c., and William Ward was to give a bond to settle freehold land to the value of L60 a year for the performance of the said agreement ; in pursuance of which Complainant brought a sum of money in a trunk, and would have delivered the same untold to this defendant, but she refused to accept it unless he would take it out and tell it, when it was found to be L250, After various steps had been taken to carry out the agreement, Complainant was prevailed upon to enter into a similar agreement with one Robert Abbott of Halsted, draper., but defendants refused to surrender the property in their hands to the said Abbott, by which means, and by the insinuations of one Soloman Alston and Edward Inover, who or one of them have made a similar agreement with the complainant for his estate, the said Abbott was bought off for the sum of about L100. Finally an agreement was made at the George Inn at Halsted, 14 December 1692, between the said
William Ward (of Halsted gent.) and the said Edward Inover (of Greensted, gent.) on behalf of the said William Alston (of Havering) by which the Wards promised to surrender such property as they had received in consideration of 15 guineas in gold, and the best bed that was Mr. Alston's. Defendants have delivered up all goods etc., except a few old things left by Solomon Alstone and Inover when they fetched away the remainder, and these they subse-
quently refused to give up only because Alston and Inover would not give them a general release.
Hamilton. l/41. 1693. & Collins 506/22 673/4

Alstoniana Pg 185, 186 & 206

William married Anne CHAPMAN [7260], daughter of CHAPMAN [17567] and Elizabeth [7281].

309. Jemima ALSTON [4211] (William of Sible Hedingham ESS129, John of Stisted & Belchamp Otten49, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 12 Feb 1643/44 in Toppesfield ESS.

Jemima married Thomas FIRMAN [4680].

General Notes:
This family is also based on William Alston's [3701] Will


Children from this marriage were:

+ 491 F    i. Mary FIRMAN [4681] .

+ 492 M    ii. John FIRMAN [11282] .

310. Solomon ALSTON [2744] (William of Sible Hedingham ESS129, John of Stisted & Belchamp Otten49, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 18 Jul 1648 in Toppesfield ESS and was buried on 20 Oct 1721 in Havering atte Bower ESS.

General Notes:
Feb 1678 - Solomon & William Alston paid a Fine on 15 Acres of land in Wethersfield ESS
Ref. ESS PRO D/DHt/T295/19 Item 50.

The Manors of Biggs in Gosfield and Odewell in Gestingthorpe were held at one time by Alston (or Alliston)

Essex Hearth Tax, Hinckford Hundred 1671.
Gt Yeldam Solomon Alliston 2 hearths.

ALSTON v. ALSTON.
Bill 22 February, 1689/90, by Solamon Alston of Havering, co. Essex, yeoman, v. John Alston of Wetherfield, said co., yeoman.
About 7 or 8 years since Orator owed arrears of rent to one Charles Baker, gent., for the rent of a farm in Gosfield, in the said county, and also L12 to the defendant. He made over all his stock of corn and cattle on the farm to the defendant, who agreed to pay his debt to Baker. Orator understood the L12 was included. Now, after this long interval, John demands payment of the L12.
Hamilton. 595. 1689/90.
Alstoniana Pg 183

PASFIELD v. ALSTON.
Bill, undated, by Edward Pasfield of Wethersfield, co. Essex, wheelwright, v. Solomon Alston of Wethersfield mercer.
Defendant is indebted to complainant in about L20 for goods, &c., supplied him during the last five years ; and at the request of the said Solomon complainant took L5 worth of goods in part payment ; and now he refuses to come to any account with him, and instead of paying him, sues him for debt.
The suit Pasfield v. Alstone, in which the bill is dated 9 July 1679, is apparently a duplicate of this. In the answer attached to the last said bill, defendant says the complainant is rather a debtor to him than vice versa, as he alleges in his bill ; defendant being now in London, and his account books at his house in the country,
forty miles distant, he cannot now give an answer in particular.
Hamilton 271/21 1679?

PASFIELD v. ALSTON.
Bill (of which there is a short abstract only) dated 9 July 1679, by Edward Pasfeild of Weatherfield, co. Essex, wheelwright, v. Solomon Alstone of the same place mercer.
Both bill and answer deal only with transactions arising in the way of trade, and contain no Alstone information.
Bridges, 541. 1679,
Alstoniana Pg 207 & 208

MEAD v. ALSTON.
Bill [32 Charles II] by John Meade of Weathersfield, co. Essex, Chyrurgion, v. Mary Wood, Anne Mountjoye, Richard Daniell, Solomon Alstone, Edmund Carr and Thomas Jefferes.
The suit relates solely to a mortgage and sale by complainant of a messuage and land held of the manor of Wethersfield. The only personal detail about the defendant Alstone is that, in his answer, he describes himself as desirous of living at peace and avoiding suits at law, and being ignorant of matters of law and the nature of conveyances.
Mitford, 302/51. 1680.
Alstoniana Pg 209

Other Records

1. Horseley v Alston: Bill, 16 Jul 1685, Disputed lease.
HORSELEY v. ALSTON.
Bill, 16 July 1685, by Joseph Horsley, citizen and merchant tailor of London, and John Withers, citizen and fishmonger of London, v. Solomon Alston.
By indenture dated 26 March 1685 the complainants made a lease to Samuel Alston of Rumford, co. Essex, yeoman, of a messuage and land called Hides, in Dagenham. Essex, at a rent of L30 ; defendant now refuses to pay the half-year's rent due, and threatens to throw up his part of the bargain.
In his answer the defendant says he refuses the lease because it appears the complainants have no proper title.
Cresswell notes - Solomon and Samuel appear to be the one and the same. Perhaps an error in my transcription.
Hence this is placed here with much uncertainty
Hamilton. 591. 1885.
Alstoniana Pg 210
Copy document on file copurtesy of F King 2016.


2. Solomon Alston v John Alston: Collection of Debt, 22 Feb 1689/90, Gosfield ESS.
ALSTON v. ALSTON.
Bill 22 February, 1689/90, by Solamon Alston of Havering, co. Essex, yeoman, v. John Alston of Wetherfield, said co., yeoman.
About 7 or 8 years since Orator owed arrears of rent to one Charles Baker, gent., for the rent of a farm in Gosfield, in the said county, and also L12 to the defendant. He made over all his stock of corn and cattle on the farm to the defendant, who agreed to pay his debt to Baker. Orator understood the L12 was included. Now, after this long interval, John demands payment of the L12.
Hamilton. 595. 1689/90.
Alstoniana Pg 183
Document on file courtesy F King 2016

Solomon married Mary PASFIELD [3250], daughter of Philip PASFIELD [21880] and Susan DYER [21881]. Mary was baptised in 1649 in Wethersfield ESS.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 493 M    i. Solomon ALSTON [2745] was baptised on 5 Mar 1667/68 in Gt Yeldham ESS and was buried on 16 Apr 1668 in St Andrew Gt Yeldham ESS.

+ 494 F    ii. Sarah ALSTON [2802] was baptised on 19 Feb 1668/69 in Gt Yeldham ESS and was buried on 3 Apr 1670 in St Andrew Gt Yeldham ESS.

+ 495 M    iii. William ALSTON [3089] was baptised on 9 May 1671 in Gt Yeldham ESS and was buried on 17 May 1731 in St Mary Stifford ESS.

+ 496 M    iv. Philip ALSTON [2794] was baptised on 22 Apr 1675 in Wethersfield ESS and was buried on 16 Dec 1738 in St Michaels Aveley ESS.

+ 497 M    v. John ALSTON of Wethersfield ESS [2755] was baptised on 16 Apr 1677 in Wethersfield ESS and died after 1731.

+ 498 F    vi. Mary ALSTON [2756] was baptised on 16 Feb 1678/79 in Wethersfield ESS and was buried on 8 Aug 1730 in St Michaels Aveley ESS.

+ 499 F    vii. Ann ALSTON [2875] was baptised on 18 Apr 1681 in Wethersfield ESS and was buried on 30 Apr 1682 in St Catherine Gosfield, ESS.

+ 500 F    viii. Elizabeth ALSTON [4782] was baptised on 22 Apr 1683 in Gosfield ESS and was buried on 24 May 1683 in St Catherine Gosfield, ESS.

Solomon next married Lydia POND [17551] on 25 Nov 1684 in St Edward Romford. Lydia was buried on 22 Mar 1720/21 in Havering atte Bower ESS.

311. Robert ALSTON [4212] (William of Sible Hedingham ESS129, John of Stisted & Belchamp Otten49, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 24 May 1652 in Toppesfield ESS and was buried on 15 Mar 1706/07 in Twinstead ESS.

General Notes:
23 Dec 1686 - Robert Alston admitted to a messuage in Church St Sible Hedingham. Ref. Manor of Prayors alias Bourne Hall ESS

JEKYLL v. ALSTON.
Bill, 12 February 1692/3, by Nicholas Jekyll of Hedingham Castle, co. Essex, gent., vu. Robert Alston of Hedingham Sible, gent.
Complainant and one Jeremiah Fish, clerk, since deceased, were empowered by the will of Griffogon Barnardiston to sell a certain messuage and land in Lamarsh, co. Essex, and an agreement was made in December 1691 to sell the same to the defendant, with the hangings in the great parlour, and the shelves in the closet.
A conveyance was not made immediately, but about Christmas after the above said articles were signed, Alston requested room in the house to lodge himself, a man and a maid, and leave to sow corn, &c., &c.
All this was granted, but Alston now refuses to accept the conveyances which complainant is ready to execute.
Mitford. 348/206. 1692/3.
Alstoniana Pg 212

JEKILL v. ALSTON.
Bill, [5 Wm. and Mary] by Nicholas Jekyll of Hedingham Castle, co. Essex, v. Robert Alston of Hedingham Sible.
This is apparantly a copy (or abstract) of the bill in Jekill v. Alston (Mitford 348/206 ((r. v.), with the answer of Robert Alston attached.
In his answer Alston says he was to pay ;L500 for the premises together with the fine due on the conveyance of the copyhold of the Lord of the manor of Heaney. Defendant has been kept out of the premises on one pretext and another, and the complainant has incurred great expenses to settle some doubts as to the title, &c., &c., and seeks to reimburse himself at the defendant's expense, &c.
Reynardson. 268/56. 1693.

Robert married Mary [4570].

Children from this marriage were:

+ 501 M    i. Moses ALSTON of Lamarsh [4561] was baptised on 21 Aug 1690 in Sible Hedingham ESS and died about 1746 in Essex aged about 56.

+ 502 F    ii. Mary ALSTON (ALLISTON) [11277] was baptised on 1 Apr 1733 in Sible Hedingham ESS.

312. Mary ALSTON [3176] (John The Younger132, John of Stisted & Belchamp Otten49, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) died after 1675.

General Notes:
Essex Record Office
Level: Fonds CALENDAR OF ESSEX ASSIZE RECORDS
Level: Sub-Fonds Calendar of Essex Assize File [Ass 35/116/1] Assizes held at Chelmsford 1 March 1675
Reference Code T/A 418/179/60
Scope and Content Indictment of Mark Last Toppesfield Labourer, 20 February 27 ChaS. ii, There stole a smock worth 2/- belonging to Mary Alston Spr. as above. Witness: John Alston. [Ass 35/116/1/60]

313. John ALSTON of Wethersfield [3128] (John The Younger132, John of Stisted & Belchamp Otten49, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born about 1639.

General Notes:
John was left his fathers lands called Collurds, Wrights and Nottalls in Sible Hedingham, and at his mothers death lands at Toppesfield and Wethersfield

The Manor of Kentishes Stisted: A capital messuage pleafantly fituated- c1631 to John Alston Gent of Hawkishalls in Toppesfield, the latter gave it by will to his son Le Strange Alston and Le Strange bequeathed it 20th April 1678 to John Alston his nephew named Le Strange. This last gave it by will 22 April 1689 to his sister Elizabeth that was married to George Jegon Gent and her heirs for ever.
Ref: History of the County of Essex. Rev P Morant Vol II ERO

Refer also John Alston of Stevenage [7085]

John lived at Gosfield, ESS he was under age in 1658.
Gosfield & Wethersfield are adjoining villages
A John Alston Gent of Topplesfield aged 40 deposed at Alston v Crocherode 1679.

Essex Hearth Tax, Hinckford Hundred 1671.
Toppesfield John Alliston 4 hearths.

Essex Hearth Tax, Hinckford Hundred 1671.
Stisted John Alliston 3 hearths.

Essex Hearth Tax, Hinckford Hundred 1671.
Hedingham John Alliston 1 hearths.

1661 & 1662 - A John & Henry Alston of Stysted, disputation of a valuation and tax. Land may have been called Hawkesells?
Ref ESS PRO Q/SO 1/3 ?

A John Alston of Stysted was fined for swearing.
Ref. ESS PRO Q/SO1/220

Essex Record Office
Level: Series SESSIONS ROLLS
Level: File COURT IN SESSION: SESSIONS ROLL EPIPHANY 1686
Reference Code Q/SR 449/144
Dates of Creation 4 Jan 1686.
Scope and Content Recognizance of Nathl. Straite yeoman, John Alston gentleman and Edward Stammers husbandman; Straite to answer for wounding Edward Newton gentleman and threatening to kill him; all of Wethersfield. They are agreed.


Essex Record Office
Level: Category Parish records
Level: Fonds WETHERSFIELD, ST. MARY MAGDALENE
Level: Sub-Fonds CHARITIES
Reference Code D/P 119/25/103
Dates of Creation 14 April 1688
Title [Deed]
Scope and Content Bond in L30 from Joseph Smith of Taylworth Wratten (co. Suff.) grocer, to Joseph Shipp, and John Alston and Edward Stammers, vicar and churchwardens of Wethersfield. Recites a deed of bargain and sale between said Joseph S. and w. Susan, and Mark Mott senior and jun., Joseph Shipp, Thomas Trott sen. and jun., John Browne, John Leake, John Alston, Rich.Choute, Edw. Baker, Nath.Straight, Edward Stammers and Francis Strutt, of tenement and garden [no details].

Essex Record Office
Level: Series SESSIONS ROLLS
Level: File COURT IN SESSION: SESSIONS ROLL MIDSUMMER Reference Code Q/SR 473/22
Dates of Creation 12 June 1692
Scope and Content Recognizance of Nathl. Straite Yeoman and John Alston gent., both of Wethersfield; Straite to answer for refusing to pay William Pasfeild of the same the money that Sir John Marshall ordered him to pay to Pasfeild.

Essex Record Office
Level: Category Estate and Family records
Level: Fonds MISCELLANEOUS ESSEX DOCUMENTS
Level: Series Manor of Dale Hall in Lawford
Reference Code D/DC/41/454
Dates of Creation 11 October 1687
Scope and Content Conveyance (Lease for 6 months [Release missing]) Josias Ward [as in 41/453] to Thomas Walfrod of Finchingfield, gent. Messuage called Sandhills alias Wards and lands (112a.) [no details] in occupation of John Alston in Wetherfield

CLERKE v. ALSTON.
Bill, 13 February 1689/90, by John Clerke of Steeple Bumpsted, co. Essex, gent., v. John Alston.
Complainant is lord of the manor of Wethersfield, co. Essex, of which the defendant, John Alston of Sible Hedingham, gent., holds certain lands called Hacksalls, the rent of which is in arrears for eight years, Defendant denies he holds any such lands, and hath removed the ancient dooles or fences, so that complainant cannot distinguish these lands and distrain. He has also got into his possession deeds and evidences belonging to the said manor, kept by complainant in a trunk in a mansion house in Wethersfield, called the Brooke.
Defendant in his answer, dated 5 May 1690, says he holds a messuage and land called Hackshalls, but hath never heard they were at any time held of the manor of Wethersfield, and denies that he ever took the deeds, &c.
He occupied the house called the Brook for about three years, which he hired of Dr. Benjamin Clerk, brother and heir of Joseph Clerk, Esq., then late deceased.
Collins. 264. 1689/90.
Alstoniana Pg 211
Cresswell notes - uncertain which John Alston this one was.

CLARKE v ALSTON.
Depositions : John Clarke, gent., complainant, v. John Alston, gent.
Depositions taken at Yeldham magna co. Essex, 20 April, 3 Wm. and Mary, in the suit calendared Collins 264.
Collins. 47/3. 1691.
Alstoniana Pg 212

ALSTON v. EVENS.
Bill 8 December 1691, by John Alston of Wethersfeild, co. Essex, yeoman, v. Henry Evens and Dorothy his wife. In A.D. 1680 and for many years past the Orator was well and conveniently settled in a small farm in Wethersfeild, in which he lived very plentifully and supported himself and family in good credit and reputation, and might have continued so, and in all likelihood increased his substance, but it so happened in 1689 that Dorothy, now wife of Henry Evens, then wife of . . . . . Caslicke decd., late of Wethersfeild, gent., taking notice of Orator's good management in the said farm, did importune him to leave his own farm and come to the farm where they then lived, alleging that her husband was very sickly and infirm, and incapable of managing it to the best advantage ; that Orator should have it a great pennyworth, and be amply compensated in case he made any loss.
Orator accordingly took the said farm called Bodwell for a term of 9 years, paying L20 for the first year and L40 a year for the remaining years. The said Mr. and Mrs. Caslicke still continued to inhabit a part of the house, alleging the husband's sickness, but they never made a proper lease to Orator, who has made many improvements, By living in the house the said Dorothy had opportunity to come by the informal agreement, which she retains, and refuses to execute the promised lease.
Collins. 298. 1691.
Alstoniana Pg 184

John spouse unknown.

His children were:

+ 503 M    i. John ALSTON [8188] was born after 1657.

+ 504 M    ii. L'Estrange ALSTON [3129] was born after 1657 and died in 1689 in Rotterdam.

+ 505 F    iii. Elizabeth ALSTON [3131] was baptised on 4 Dec 1677 in Gosfield ESS.

+ 506 F    iv. Anna ALSTON [3132] .


314. Anne ALSTON [255] (John The Younger132, John of Stisted & Belchamp Otten49, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in 1640 in Stisted ESS, was baptised on 14 May 1640 in Stisted ESS, and was buried on 6 May 1658 in Stisted ESS.

General Notes:
Anne was daughter of Mr John Alston the younger

A burial entry in the Stisted Parish register reads:
The daughter of Mr John Alston was buried May the sixt 1658
Ref: Golding
This meantime has been taken to be Anne [255] - 2013



315. Johanna ALSTON [3177] (John The Younger132, John of Stisted & Belchamp Otten49, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 21 Sep 1646 in Toppesfield ESS.

Research Notes:
From Boyd's Marriage Indexs. Females & Males A-Z 1651-1675 records a marriage between William Jegon and Joan Alston 1668 Sible Hedingham
Ref: Tom Perrett searching 2007 Essex RO

Johanna Alston may have married William Jegon not her mother

Johanna married William JEGON [4753], son of Rev John JEGON [17928], on 5 Jul 1668 in Sible Hedingham ESS. William was baptised on 8 Oct 1640 in St Peter Sible Hedingham ESS and was buried on 3 Oct 1691 in Gt Yeldham ESS.

General Notes:
St Peter Sible Hedingham
Baptism Date 08 Oct 1640
Forename William
Sex M
Father Forename John
Mother Forename
Father Surname JEGON
Father Occupation Rector
Seax D-P 93-1-1
FileNumber20976

Calendar of Sible Hedingham Charity Deeds (SEAX Ref: T/A 225/71)
5 October 1668. Grant of reversion for natural love, etc..
John Jegon of Sible Hedingham clerk, to his son, William Jego, gent., both of Sible Hedingham
Messuage and croft between Prayor Field and highway leading from the High Street to the church; croft between High Field and Highway leading to the church; croft called Blakes alias Blackacre (1a.) near the dwelling house of John Jegon, all in Sible Hedingham

Sessions Roll 419 - Easter 1669 (SEAX Ref: Q/SR 419)
General Quarter Sessions of the Peace held at Chelmsford on Tuesday, 20 April 1669
37. 21 January 1669. Indictment of Henry Jegon gent., Samuel Killingworth esq., Thomas Jiggs and James Osborne labourers, all of "Heddingham Sibley", 21 January, riotously assaulted William Jegon gentleman there. (SEAX Ref: Q/SR 419/37)

St Andrew Great Yeldham
Burial Date 03 Oct 1691
Forename William
Surname JEGON
Abode Stamborne
Seax D-P 275-1-2
FileNumber20950





Children from this marriage were:

+ 507 M    i. John JEGON [17935] was born on 10 Jun 1669.

+ 508 F    ii. An JEGON [17936] was baptised on 1 May 1670 in St Peter Sible Hedingham ESS.

+ 509 M    iii. Thomas JEGON [17937] was baptised on 18 Feb 1674/75 in St Peter Sible Hedingham ESS and was buried on 26 Jun 1675 in St Peter Sible Hedingham ESS.

+ 510 M    iv. William JEGON [17938] was baptised on 23 May 1676 in St Peter Sible Hedingham ESS.

316. Elizabeth ALSTON [3178] (John The Younger132, John of Stisted & Belchamp Otten49, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 15 May 1650 in Toppesfield ESS and died in 1684 at age 34.

317. Lestrange DRURY [17911] (Elizabeth ALSTON133, John of Stisted & Belchamp Otten49, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 4 Apr 1639 in St Cyriac Swaffham Prior CAM. Another name for Lestrange was DREWRIE.

318. Jonathan ALSTON [3141] (Henry of Stistead136, John of Stisted & Belchamp Otten49, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 12 Feb 1646/47 in Stisted ESS.

Research Notes:
From transcription of Stisted Register Alstoniana

319. Elizabeth ALSTON [3142] (Henry of Stistead136, John of Stisted & Belchamp Otten49, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 25 Apr 1650 in Stisted ESS.

Research Notes:
From transcription of Stisted Register Alstoniana, an Elizabeth is mentioned in the Visitation.

320. Samuel ALSTON [4792] (Henry of Stistead136, John of Stisted & Belchamp Otten49, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born about 1644.

General Notes:
Visitation refers: Sam son & heir artartus (the age off) 20, latin symbol for years, 1664.

321. Joseph ALSTON [4793] (Henry of Stistead136, John of Stisted & Belchamp Otten49, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

General Notes:
From Visitation placement uncertain.

322. Daniel ALSTON [4794] (Henry of Stistead136, John of Stisted & Belchamp Otten49, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

General Notes:
From Visitation, placement uncertain.



323. Mary ALSTON [3205] (Edward Kt M.D. (Sir)140, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in 1627, was baptised on 29 Mar 1627 in St.Martin Orgar, London, died on 3 Sep 1660 at age 33, and was buried on 12 Sep 1660 in St Helens Bishopsgate London.

General Notes:
CHESTER'S LONDON MARRIAGE LICENCES, 1521-1869.
London, Quaritch 1887. ALSTON.
James Langham, gent., of St. Helen, Bishopsgate, bachelor, 26, and MARY ALSTON, of St. Mary's Hill, London, spinster, 20, daughter of Edward Alston, of the same, doctor of physic, who consents, at Greet or Little St. Bartholomew, or St. Peter le Poor, 8 Dec., 1647.

Mary married Sir James Langham, 2nd Bart., of Cottesbroke, Northants (see Collins Baronetage, Vol.3)

Her funeral sermon delivered by Dr Reynolds, later Bishop of Norwich, said of Mary. In her youth "she had a propensity to atheism but as she advanced in years and understanding she became a Christian upon sound principles and rational conviction. . . . . no woman of her age was more religious or less superstitious. She was equally a stranger to moroseness and flights of bigotry and displayed a constant cheerfulness".
Mary had five children only Mary her namesake survived to adulthood.
She was buried in the south side of the altar in St. Helen's Church, Bishopsgate, London aged 32.
The Rev. J.A.L.Airey, Rector of St. Helen's has a very curious and interesting photograph of the leaden shroud enclosing the remains of Dame Mary Langham. The remains were found in the works connected with the restoration of the church in 1891/3. The coffin case had moulded into dust but its memorial plate was found resting on the shroud, thus identifying the remains.

There are a number of portraits of Mary at the National Portrait Gallery London.

Rosemary Woodbridge-Smith 2013
I had this response to an email that I sent to someone at St Helens church in Bishopsgate, London regarding Mary Langham and Sir Edward Alston. I plan to visit the church again next time I'm in London. I do remember reading somewhere about Mary's grave being opened at some stage, perhaps it was when they removed all the remains to Ilford.

"I have checked all our existing records and only found a reference in a 1904 book of St Helen's registers which shows Mary's burial in 1660 and Sir Edward in 1669. This reference book by 'The Harlein Society' states under Sir Edwards details that he and Mary were buried together just to the north of Sir John Crosby's tomb. Crosby's tomb is still in its original position, so it can reasonable be assumed where Mary and Edward were buried. The tomb was never marked with a ledger stone or memorial slab ( not uncommon) and was probably a simple brick covered in earth affair. All remains within the church were removed for re-ordering in 1894. All remains were put into a mass grave at City of London Cemetery, Ilford Essex."



Mary married Sir James LANGHAM 2nd Bart of Cottesbroke. [3206], son of Alderman Sir John LANGHAM 1st Bart of Cottesbrooke Northants. [3207] and Mary BUNCE [4870], on 8 Dec 1647 in Gt. or Lt. St. Bartholomew, London. James was born in 1621, died on 22 Aug 1699 in Lincoln's Inn Fields. at age 78, and was buried in St Helens Bishopsgate London..

General Notes:
James was M.P. for Northampton and Northamptonshire, and a Fellow of the Royal Society at a cost in those days of 10/- for admission and 1/- per week thereafter. He was a classicist and Bishop Burnet described him as "famed only for his readiness of speaking latin which he had attained to a degree beyound any man of his age: but he was become a pedant with it and his style to poetical and full of epithets and figures".
Sir James was the son of Alderman Sir John Langham, Sheriff of London, who was created a baronet at the Restoration as a recompense for his sufferings in the royal cause, having been twice committed to the Tower with the Lord Mayor and others for refusing to publish an Act for the Abolition of Royalty.
Sir James who died in 1699, was three times married, Mary Alston being his first wife, by her he had an only child and daughter, MARY LANGHAM who married Henry, Earl of Warrington
(see Burke's Extinct Peerage)

Marriage Licences Issued by Bishop pf London, Vol 3. Dec 8 1647, James Langham, gent. of St. Helen's, Bishopsgate, Bach. 26, and Mary Alston of St. Mary's Hill, London, spinster, 20, daughter of Edward Alston, same, Dr. of Physic, who consents at Great or Little Bartholomew OR St. Peter the Poor.

Other Records

1. Boyds Inhabitants of London:

Children from this marriage were:

+ 511 M    i. John LANGHAM [4866] was born on 9 May 1650, died on 3 Jan 1650/51, and was buried in Cottesbrooke NTH.

+ 512 M    ii. John LANGHAM [4867] was baptised on 12 Feb 1651/52, died on 30 Jul 1657 at age 5, and was buried in Cottesbrooke NTH.

+ 513 F    iii. Susanna LANGHAM [4869] was born on 19 Mar 1652/53.

+ 514 M    iv. Edward LANGHAM [4868] was born on 20 Aug 1655 and died on 4 Jul 1666 at age 10.

+ 515 F    v. Susanna LANGHAM [24931] was born on 16 Mar 1657/58.

+ 516 F    vi. Mary LANGHAM [644] was baptised on 10 Mar 1751/52 and died in 1691 at age -61.

324. Rebecca ALSTON [9632] (Edward Kt M.D. (Sir)140, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 6 May 1628 and was buried on 20 Sep 1630 in St Martin Orgar LON.

325. Susan ALSTON [9630] (Edward Kt M.D. (Sir)140, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 8 Sep 1629 and was buried on 13 Apr 1627 in St Martin Orgar LON.


326. Sarah ALSTON Duchess of Somerset [3210] (Edward Kt M.D. (Sir)140, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in 1631, was baptised on 6 Mar 1630/31 in St Martin Orgar LON, died on 25 Oct 1692 at age 61, and was buried on 2 Nov 1692 in Westminster Abbey London.

General Notes:
Sarah Duchess of Somerset made three marriages into the aristocracy, dying however without surviving issue. In her lifetime she was connected to many prominent people in the City, in Parliament, in the Law and Court, and was a wealthy woman in her own right.
Sarah had two children born of her first marriage to George Grimstone, however both died in infancy
Her second marriage to John Seymour was unhappy, and when he died she became a widow for the second time aged 43yrs. Although she had been estranged from Seymour for some time she must have remained attached to the family as in 1682 her title was confirmed permanently by Royal Warrant.
Sarah's name had been linked with Henry Hare (later Lord Coleraine) before her second marriage, he became a widower in 1680 and married Sarah aged 50 in 1682. She is said to have lived apart from her third husband during the last years of her life. Sarah had reserved in her marriage settlement the power to dispose of her own estate.
Her will which she had carefully prepared over some years was a document of over 60 pages, disposing of assets valued at about L50,000.
Perhaps influenced by her Physician father she founded numerous benefactions for the poor including The Somerset Hospital in Wiltshire, The Westminster Benefaction, and the Tottenham Foundation for the education of the poor.
"A Stuart Benefactress" by A Daly Briscoe 1973 is a fascinating peep into the life and times of Sarah, her family and friends. (ISBN 900963 35 2).

Horace Walpole says (Sir Peter Lely was taken with the illness which caused his death when he was painting the Duchess of Somerset formerly Miss Alston. -This must have been in 1679 or 80 then 48 or 9 years of age. Picture finished by Sir G. Kneller who came to England in 1674.
The portrait of this lady is now in the possession of the Rev. E. C. Alston who purchased it from the house of her last husband Lord Coleraine at Tottenham. (1898)

The Duchess has a very noble monument near Lord Norris's in the Chapel of St Andrew. Sarah was buried in Westminster Abbey, under a very noble monument. The official register says she was buried near the monument of Lord Norris, which is in the Chapel of St. Andrew. However more accurately she is in the Chapel of St. Michael, on the left (the North side) just past the North Door entrance, towards the East end.
A portrait of Sarah in the Hall at Brasenose College Oxford origionally showed a scroll in Latin which read:- M.S.P. In sacred Memory of the most illustrious Sarah, late Duchess of Somerset most famous for her everlasting kindness towards the poor who for the benefit of BOYS founded a School of Grammer at Tottenham in the County of Middlesex greatly increased the growth of the Westminster Green Coats for the advancement of YOUNG MEN of excellent promise in piety and letters she endowed in perpetuity the Colleges of Brasen Nose at Oxford and of Saint John at Cambridge. And also looked to the training of others in the Mechanical Arts out of concern for the AGED. She caused to be built and endowed an Alms House for the support of thirty widows at Froxfield in the County of Wiltshire for the NEEDY of the Parish of Saint Margaret's Westminster she established a perpetual fund whereby they might be better supported. Furthermore Sundry Churches she splendidly embellished with truly magnificent adornments.

WILL of SARAH DUCHESS of SOMERSET (Extract)
Will dated 17th. May, 1686 (2 Jas. ii.)
Testratrix describes herself as late wife of John, Duke of Somerset, deceased and now wife of Henry Lord Coleraine. Recites the reservation in her marriage settlement of a power to dispose of her estate. Commends her soul to God trusting through Jesus Christ to receive pardon and remission of her sins and a glorious resurrection. Directs her body to be interred in Westminster Abbey. Recites a deed to which she and Lord Coleraine Sir Harbottle Grimston Bt. Master of the Rolls deceased and Sir Samuel Grimston Bt. of Gorhambury co. Herts. his son and successor were parties by which certain estates were conveyed to the two Harbottles upon trust to dispose of as she might direct. And another deed (dated 14 July 34 Car. ii.) between herself Lord Coleraine Sir Harbottle Grimston Bt. Sir William Gregory Kt. one of the Barons of the Court of Exchequer whereby certain estates in England and Ireland were conveyed to Sir Harbottle Grimston Bt. and his son Samuel for a term of 99 years if she should so long live, together with her ready money, plate, goods, chattells and household stuff, upon trust to dispose of as she might direct.
Directs her executors to expend L800 on her funeral and tomb, not more than L300 on her funeral and the balance on her tomb.
Bequeaths L1700 to build an Almshouse in two certain acres of land in Froxfield (ffroxfield) near to the village and church, for 30 poor widows. The almshouse to be in the form of a quadrangle with a chapel in the middle of the court. Both houses and chapel to be of brick. The houses each to have a ground room and chamber above with a hearth in each room but to be without cellars or garrets. L200 to be spent on tables bedsteads and "suchlike durable furniture," for the making of seats in the chapel cushions for the seats bibles for the minister and similar necessaries. If the houses were in process of being built by herself at her death only so much to be expended as might be needed to complete her object.
The thirty poor widows to be chosen thus-five and twenty from the counties of Wilts. Berks. and Somerset ten of whom should be minister's widows, and ten at least of whom should be from her manors in Wilts. The other five to be minister's widows from London or Westminster. These ratios to be maintained in filling up vacancies.
No widow possessing lands or tenements worth L20 a year or more to be eligible. Each widow to have an equal share from the maintenance fund.
Devises her farm of Milton and Fyfield in Wilts. (purchased of Thomas Kellway gent.) and let at L150 per annum and her manors of "ffroxfield" Hewish and Shaw to Wilts. worth by her " bailiff's and other officer's accounts " when certain leases determine L640 per annum for endowment purposes. Cloth gowns all of the same sort and colour are to be given the widows at Christmas. The minister of Froxfield to receive L10 per annum for daily prayers and visiting sick widows. A chaplain to be appointed when revenue suffices and the number of almshouses increased also under such circumstances to admit 20 more widows 5 from London and Westminster and 15 from other parts within 150 miles of London except Wilts. Somerset and Berks. 5 to be ministers widows.
Lands, &c., in Cotmarsh Broadhinton co. Wilts. left to provide funds to apprentice 4 boys born on her Wiltshire estates " to some honest trade or calling." Manor of Broadtowne co. Wilts. left to apprentice poor Wiltshire boys.
Manor of Thornhill co. Wilts. given to Brazenose College Oxford.
Manor of Wootton Rivers co. Wilts. given to St. John's College Cambridge.
Scholars in each college benefitting by funds to be called Somerset Scholars. The scholars to be elected from Manchester Hereford and Marlborough free schools. Part of profits of manors to go towards providing chambers studies gowns and caps for students and books.
Bequests of L300 for distribution among 30 poor widows of ministers in London or Westminster and 70 poor women aged or with many children or who " were burnt out by the late dreadful fires." L250 to apprentice 40 Westminster boys. L100 to poor of St. Margaret's parish. L300 to Richard Skinner's children. Sundry other legacies to relatives Sir Joseph Alston Bt. of Chelsea and family, the Gilberts, Coles, and to maid servants and waiting women. A silver gilt pierced work cup and salver weighing 88 oz. to the Countess of Aylesbury; a great silver basket to Viscountess Weymouth. Plate called "Twylight Plate" in trust for niece Lady Delamere with remainder to Lady Elizabeth Booth. Also things as in schedule to Lady Elizabeth. To Lady Mary Booth Japan cabinet and other furniture necklace of largest pearls " five-and-forty in number " and locket with " nine-and-twenty " diamonds. To Langham Booth things as in schedule. Also L4000 to Elizabeth, L3000 to her sister. Legacies of a hundred guineas to Charles Lord Bruce George Booth Lady Lukin and her son Capell Lukin. A large table diamond ring and gold enamelled watch with gold chain and pair of silver candlesticks and silver gilt pot and cover weighing 60 ounces to Sir Samuel Grimston. Legacies in money large silver " bason " and largest silver sugar " chiest " to Sir William Gregory.
Nominates Henry Lord Delamere Sir Samuel Grimston and Sir William Gregory executors and gives each L200 and mourning. Sundry legacies to Sir James Langham of Cottesbrook, Mrs. Sarah Harrington (cousin) William Thomas of Gray's Inn, Warner South of Gray's Inn, Edward Ryder of Wilton, the last three keepers of courts in her manors. Also legacies to James Gregory of Grays Inn steward of her courts in co. Hereford. A 60 oz. silver gilt salver to Lady Grimston. Necklace of pearls to sister-in-law Lady Howe, legacy to Mrs Mary Bredievake widow of Dr. Ralph Bredievake late Bishop of Chichester. A bequest for apprenticing 30 of the Westminster "greencoat" boys to some honest calling. Sundry legacies to her Brazenose and St. John's scholars at time of her death.
L250 for additional building to schoolhouse at Tottenham and L1100 for buying of lands, &c., for support same ; children of poor Tottenham parishioners to be taught free. Bequest of money for apprenticing 10 poor, Tottenham boys. Bequest to poor of Tottenham. Bequest to 30 poor women of Tottenham. Bequest for purchasing' Communion plate for Tottenham church and to upholster pulpit and communion table in crimson or purple velvet. The pulpit cloth to have a deep silver fringe at bottom and a narrow silver fringe at top and sides.
Lands, &c., in Little Ashley, Bradford, co. Wilts. and farm Cherrington or Chirton to Langham Booth.
Residuary devisee and legatee Lady Delamere.
Manors of Pewsey and Titcomb cum Oxenwood and other properties given to Charles Duke of Somerset and successors out of regard for supporting the honour of the Dukedom of Somerset.
All former wills revoked. Present will consists of 13 sheets each sheet signed by testatrix. Witnesses: James Gregory, Warner South, Robt. Browne, Mary Crewe, Charles Spencer, John Turney. Schedule attached (see post).

Codicil 10 Feb 3 W. and M. (1691).
Advowson of Church of Morton Rivers given to Master Fellows and Scholars of St. John's College Cambridge and Brazenose College Oxford for alternate presentations St. John's having first turn Somerset scholars to be appointed. Trustee Sir Samuel Grimston to convey as Henry Earl of Warrington and Sir William Gregory think fit the perpetual advowson and presentation to the Church of Hewish for the Chaplain of the almshouses.
Ten guineas to Philip Berwick Doctor in physick " if by letter left with him I commit to him some care concerning my body when I am dead."
Legacy to page John Cooke revoked "he having left my service."
L500 more to Lady Lukyn. L500 more to Lady Howe.
To Brother-in-law Sir Samuel Grimstone 120 shillings ' pieces of " broad gold."
L3,000 to Henry Booth son of my " niece the Countess of Warrington deceased " to buy land with.
Devise of Cherrington als Chirton to Langham Booth revoked L2000 to be laid out in buying lands for him instead.
Manor of Cherrington given for support of almshouses. L1000 given to buy land to support poor of St. Margaret's Westminster. Money given for velvet pulpit and communion cloth and cushions in St. Margaret's Church, gold and silver fringes to be used. L100 for communion plate at St. Margaret's and L200 for communion plate at Westminster Abbey. Bequest of money for cushions, &c., at Tottenham Church. L100 to Hospital of Green Coat Boys at Westminster. Hundred guineas to Henry Earl of Warrington also gold clock watch with steel case studded ; with gold and ring set with 7 diamonds and a silvergilt salver of about 6o oz.
To Lady Elizabeth Booth 100 pieces of broad twenty shilling pieces of gold. Same to Lady Mary Booth and George Lord Delamere.
To god daughter Lady Katherine Seymour daughter of Charles Duke of Somerset 200 guineas to buy plate. To Sir Joseph Alston Bt. grandson of Sir Joseph Alston of Chelsea Bart. decd. L20 and same to his brother Edward Alston. To sundry others, including Lydia Skynner late wife of Richard Skynner of Sudbury in Suffolk, small legacies. L1 000 more given to buy lands for Hospital of Green Coat Boys at Westminster.
To Lady Elizabeth Booth a great Japan Cabinet. L20 to Mary Wittewronge grandchild to Sir Joseph Alston decd. Legacy of L300 to Richard Skynner's children altered to L100. L500 more to be spent on building almshouses and L100 more on finishing of Chapel.

Owing to death of Lady Delamere the two daughters and two younger sons of the Countess of Warrington appointed residuary devisees and legatees equally.
Witnesses: Ja. Wellington, Thomas Carpenter, Thomas Poole.
Proved 11 January, 1703 (old style) Ash 22. i i


This Schedule to the Duchess' Will being a most interesting part is here presented an full. Dated 17th of May, 1686.
These goods I give in trust to my niece the Lady Delamer, one rich Crimson bed with mixed silver gold and vestoone great fringe upon the vallens the bed lined with white satin and embroidered suitable and white satin inward vallens, eight crimson velvet covers for chairs two of which are elbow chairs, eight chairs the frames carved and japanned and gilt, four large velvet tops and four plumes of white feathers for the top of the bed, one crimson sarcenet (A very fine and soft material made both plain and twilled in various colours) case to draw over the bed and all things that belong to the said crimson velvet bed, one new suite of tapestry hangings about 8 1/2 feet deep containing five pieces being the story Moses and the Apostles, one other suite of tapestry hangings about 9 feet deep containing five pieces being the story of Tarquin and Lucretia, one large Persian carpet, two lesser Persian carpets suitable, two white damask window curtains, one great tortoise shell cabinet embossed with silver in the inside and frame to it suitable, one ebony strong box with gilt bars cross over it, one great walnut tree trunk lined with scarlet satin, two high stands carved and gilt, one great looking glass the frame of it carved and gilt, one large ermine mantle to lay over a great bed the said mantle being lined with white satin, one large silver gilt salver weighing about 60 ounces, one silver bason narrow brimmed all the outside being wrought in several flowers, six silver trencher plates having my former Lord's and my arms engraved thereon and a Duke's coronet, one large silver pair of silver snuffers, one gold clock-watch with a black frame of ebony, one rich carved gilt new coach lined with crimson and gold colour wrought velvet and four gold coloured damask curtains and a great vestoone silk fringe on the inside of the coach and six great glasses belonging to the said coach and two yellow cloth horse-cloths bordered round with crimson and gold colour wrought velvet and what else belongs to the said coach and six brass harness gilt and finely wrought. I would have my niece Delamer leave these things to her eldest son to remain in the family as they will last."
To the eldest daughter of her niece Lady Delamer she gave - One ring set with nine diamonds, one necklace of small pearls of three rows, one fine Holland twilight laced round with broad Flanders lace and one Flanders broad laced Holland border to go round the bottom of the bed suitable, four little fine Holland pillowbers laced round with broad bone lace, about 111/2 yards of pure fine broad new point de Venise being for a handkerchief or shape for the neck and one pure fine very narrow point de Venise for one pair of cuffs suitable, one pocket handkerchief set round with broad point de Venise all which points are looped thick, 22 yards of black farrendine, 12 yards of new black morella tabby, one new mantle of mixed red and white venetian wrought silk stuff wrought like large leaves lined with sarcenet (no lace upon it) and about 5 yards of the same new venetian wrought silk stuff suitable, one fillimote mohair furniture for a great bedstead lined with sky colour sarscenet and one laced quilt to lay over the bed, six chairs of fillimote mohair suitable to the bed containing four curtains vallances basis head piece, head board tester, and inward vallances 4 cups and 4 spriggs for the top of the said bed, one scarlet satin large quilt lined with sarscenet to lay over a great bed, one cloth of silver mantle wrought in little flowers of mixed scarlet and black lined with scarlet sarscenet, one cherry colour morella tabby twilight laced with a very broad ground work tape lace, one silver warming pan, nine silver knobs of wrought plate for two hooks for a chimney and for one fire shovel and tongs, two more larger round knobs of wrought plate for a fire grate, one sad cloth furniture for a large bedstead containing four cloth curtains vallance with a deep silk fringe on it of the same sad colour the bed lined with cherry colour sarscenet containing also inward vallance head piece, tester and a large quilt to lay over the bed of cherry colour sarscenet, one little picture set in gold of my former husband, John, Duke of Somerset, one hair broad bracelet for the arm curiously wrought in flowers with hair of several colours, one little tortoise shell box filled with gessimine glasses, one large strong water case embroidered all over with gold and silver of the outside and lined with red satin and all the glasses having silver tops and silver cup and handle in the middle of them.
Then to her niece Delamer's daughter, Mary Booth, her goddaughter she gave the following One large silver writing standish, my late husband the Duke of Somerset and my arms engraved thereon and a Duke's coronet, nine silver knobs of wrought plate finer wrought than those before mentioned being for one fire shovel and tongs and for two hooks for a chimney, two larger silver knobs made higher for a chimney grate, one little tortoiseshell cabinet finely inlaid with ivory and ebony and the drawers lined with red sarscenet, one scarlet velvet mantle laid with a broad silver and gold lace, one scarlet brocade satin cloak mantle being bordered round with ermine and lined with scarlet sarscenet, one new pink colour satin twilight set round with a broad silver lace and four silver tassels one at each corner, one Holland twilight set round with broad point de parry, one Holland border for to go round the bottom of a bed laced with broad point de parry, about one yard and a half of pure fine broad point de venise being for a handkerchief or shape for the neck the said point being now never washed, one new fine broad point de Venise set round an apron being now never washed, one more pure fine point de Vemse handkerchief or shape for the neck being wrought in several long leaves. All which points are looped thick. One new lemon colour plain satin petticoat laced with a broad rich silver lace and set down before with loops made all of silver wire, one mixed pink colour and white new plain satin gown laced with a broad rich silver lace, one sky colour cloth of silver petticoat, one new broad rich silver lace to set upon a petticoat, 18 yards of black new velvet, 28 yards of black new silk crepe, about 5 yards of new crimson velvet, 20 yards of mixed grediline and white broad new lute string. One great pear tree black cabinet that opens with doors and is well carved on the inside containing in all about 35 drawers and one black frame it stands upon and "my mind and will is that when the said cabinet is delivered to my said niece Mary Booth she shall then give to her brother Langham Booth the black ebony cabinet that I lately gave her and the frame to it", one brockedell furniture for a large bedstead of mixed colours, gold crimson and white wrought in flowers the bed lined with crimson and white striped India satin and striped satin quilt headpiece and tester suitable, 4 long curtains and basis for round the bottom of the bed, 18 silk tassels of the same mixed colours to tie up the curtains, 4 cups and 4 spriggs for the top of the bed, 8 brockedell cushions for chairs suitable, 11 yards of mixed colours new brockedell the same as my brockedell bed, one green wrought upon white dimity furniture for a great bedstead containing 4 curtains, counterpane vallance, headpiece basis and covers for some chairs being all suitable, the said bed being wrought silk lorrells and white calico lining to the said bed, one large rich sable muff and one large rich sable tippet, one white quilt to lay over a bed stitched with white silk all over, one large silver salver having abrought brim wrought, 19 yards of new white damask for window curtains, one silver little watch made in scholop fashion and silver case to it, one sedan chair lined with crimson velvet.
To her cousin, Elizabeth Cole, she gave - One sable tippet the shortest and worst of my two tippets, one new black velvet cloak mantle lined with black wrought satin, one pink colour wrought silk mantle wrought in little flowers lined with pink sarcenet, and one pink wrought silk large sweet bag suitable no lace on either of them, one scarlet velvet little dressing box with a looking glass in it.
To her waiting woman, Elizabeth Crow - One green satin petticoat embroidered with gold and silver, one white morella tabby petticoat no lace on it, one white wrought silk mantua gown striped with gold stripes and lined with cherry coloured spotted lute string, one new cherry coloured morella tabby under bodice and sleeves, one new fine black cloth gown (not laced), one petticoat, one black wrought striped satin long gown, one white sarcenet petticoat laced broad with black lace, one ash coloured sarcenet and laid with silver gold and silver fringe.
Then again to her said god-daughter, Mary Booth, and her sister Elizabeth Booth, all my several point de Venise and all my pure fine broad Flanders lace wearing linen and all my fine household linen that I do not give away and bequeath elsewhere to be equally divided between them.
To her niece Delamer's younger son, Langham Booth, she gave One silver bason of plain plate with a brim, one great silver tankard having my former Lords and my arms engraven thereon but no coronet, one great silver chaffing dish, one emerald ring set between two diamonds, one India wood large writing standish having one great drawer in it and the outside of the wood being of a reddish colour and inlaid with black, five silver trencher plates having broad brims and one silver trencher plate having a narrow brim. Morning gown with silk, one plain satin mantle lined with white sarcenet, one lemon colour plain sarcenet petticoat, one scarlet satin petticoat (not laced), one white lutestring mantua gown lined with blue sarcenet, one tape point coif not gimped and cornett for the head suitable both of Holland and laced with the said tape point, one pocket handkerchief laced with point Holland all the said points being looped thick, one silver porringer and three silver spoons and one trencher salt and one little silver pot with handle all to be of the oldest most used plate.
She remembered Ann Knapp who was lately her servant with the following goods: One new black watered mohair long gown and petticoat both of them laced with a broad black lace, one mixed gredeline white and buff colour new wrought tabby long gown having slashed sleeves, one black wrought lutestring long gown laced with black lace, one fine new black cloth long gown and petticoat, one new coloured sarcenet wadded petticoat, one black crape long gown and petticoat, one cherry colour tabby petticoat laced broad with white gimp lace phillamot wrought tabby cloak mantle lined with ash colour wrought satin, one pink colour sarcenet petticoat, one green wrought satin mantle of a small work and four green wrought satin sweet bags suitable, one white cloth of silver petticoat, one white antereen stuff mantua gown and petticoat, one tape point cornet for the head being all point and gimped over and one Holland coif with tape point on it gimped suitable, one pocket handkerchief set round with tape point gimped all of the said tape points being looped, one silver porringer and three silver spoons and the least of my silver tankards, one trencher salt all to be of the oldest most used plate.
It ended - In witness whereof I have to this schedule containing seven sheets of paper all written with my own hand subscribed my name to every one of the said sheets.

CHESTER'S REGISTERS OF WESTMINSTER ABBEY, LONDON, 1876.-ALSTON.
Buried Nov. 2, 1692, Sarah, Duchess of Somerset. [in the Abbey.]
Youngest of the two daughters of SIR EDWARD ALSTON, Kt., M.D., the eminent President of the Royal College of Physicians, London, by Susan, dau. of Christopher Hudson, of the city of Norwich, Esq. She married, first, George Grimston, Esq., eldest son of Sir Harbottle Grimston, second Bart., who died 5 June, 1655, in his father's lifetime, and without issue; secondly, John Seymour, fourth Duke of Somerset, who died in 1675, and was buried in Salisbury Cathedral; and thirdly Henry, second Lord Coleraine, from whom, however, she is said to have lived apart during the last years of her life. The unofficial register says she was buried near the monument of Lord Norris, which is in the chapel of St. Andrew.



Sarah married George GRIMSTON [3211], son of Sir Harbottle GRIMSTON 2nd Bart [3212] and Mary CROKE [21], on 9 Dec 1652 in All Hallows London Wall, LON. George was born about 1631 in Bradfield ESS and died on 5 Jun 1655 aged about 24.

General Notes:
George was the eldest son of Sir Harbottle Grimston 2nd Bart. He was admitted to Brasenose College Oxford on the 1st May 1649 aged 18yrs. His marriage to Sarah was arranged by tripartite Indenture made on the 1st Nov 1652. Sarahs father contributed six thousand pounds of lawful English money for their "joynture". During their short married life two sons were born but both died in infancy, Sarah was left a childless widow aged 24 when George died in 1655.



Sarah next married Lord John SEYMOUR 4th Duke of Somerset [3213], son of William SEYMOUR 2nd. Duke of Somerset. [4856] and Frances DEVEREUX [4857], in 1661. John was born about 1630, died on 29 Apr 1675 aged about 45, and was buried in Salisbury Cathedral.

General Notes:
John was elected to Parliament for Marlborough in April 1660 by one vote, in Oct 1666 he was admitted to Gray's Inn and became a Bencher. A gambler he was largely dependant on his mother for money, he was burdened by debts which strained relations with his wife Sarah. John came to his family title by the premature and unexpected death in 1671 of his young nephew William the 3rd Duke, however his financial affairs continued to deteriorate and within a year of his assuming the title the couple parted. Sarah petitioned the King to resolve the mostly financial matters between them.

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FILE [no title] - ref. SE/VOL. VI/19 [n.d.]
[from Scope and Content] Instructions by John Seymour, Duke of Somerset, as to the term of separation from his wife [Sarah, dau. of Sir Edw. Alston]; 12 Feb 1672-1673; with letters from him to his brother-in-law the Earl of Winchilsea on the same subject, 12 Mar., 15 Apr., 1673. ff. 161, 163, 165.

ref. SE/BOX XIV-XVIII

FILE [no title] - ref. SE/BOX XVII/79 - date: 1661-62
[from Scope and Content] Lease for a year by Frances [Seymour], Duchess of Somerset, and others Sir Harbottle Grimston, Bart, Sir Orlando Bridgeman, Bart., Sir Edward Alston, of London, knt., and Penning Alston, of London, esq., of the manors of Pembridge and Earsland, Lyonhall and Murcott, Webley, Byford, Bodingham, Fanhope, Rosse and Rosse Forraigne, co. Hereford, and a moiety of the manors of Ferney al. Hifferne, Downe Mayne and Clankervill, co. Monaghan, in Ulster. Dat. 28 Jan., 1661-1662. Counterpart. Endorsed "Lease. . . . . upon Lord John Seymours marriage".

[Note]
This catalogue is a summary of the documents held at Longleat rather than a full description. The Finding Aid (Index) contains entries for the whole collection and therefore will give references for entries that may not appear in Giles on-screen.
Belonging to the Collection, though not a MS., is a small printed French Bible in the Old Library, "La Sainte Bible en Francois", published "a Lyon, par Sebastien Honore, 1558". The book belonged to Edward Seymour, Earl of Hertford, son of the Protector (see above), and was evidently used by him in the Tower, where he was confined from 1562 to 1571, together with Lady Katharine Grey his wife (who died 27 Jan, 1567-1568), on account of their clandestine marriage. It bears his signature "E. Hertford" and motto". Foy pour devoir" on the title-page, and at the end, in his hand, are entries of the births of his sons Edward, 24 Sept. 1561, and Thomas, 11 Feb, 1563-1564, followed by a prayer for them in French. A description with transcript of the MS. entries by Canon J. E. Jackson is inserted in the volume, and a full account of it is given by him in the "Wilts Archaol. Mag." XV. pp. 154,192.
Another volume which probably formed part of the Seymour Collection (cf. vol.i) is among the bound MSS. in the Old Library, No. 60. It contains: (a) A census "of alle Inglisshemen, women and children, denezins and straungers" within the town of Calais, taken 15 Mar, 30 Hen. Viii [1539], together with all victuals, corn, grain and fuel.f.1;- (b) "The devices for the fortificacion of the town and castle of Calis", as well as of "Ruisebanck, Newnambrige, Guisnes and Hampnes", Mar. 1539.f.70.
Lady Arabella Stuart's Letter will be found in the 2 vols of "August Letters" (12 Talbot Papers) in the Old Library Ins 112. They are bound in red morocco 4 are generally kept on show in the big desk.


Wiltshire and Swindon Record Office:
The Marquis of Ailesbury
Catalogue Ref. 1300
Creator(s):
Savernake Forest Estate
SEYMOUR FAMILY
FILE [no title] - ref. 1300/298 - date: 1662
[from Scope and Content] Copy of settlement, relating to the recent marriage between Lord John Seymour, only surviving son of late Duke, and Sarah daughter and heir of Sir Edward Alston.
Ref A2A

Sarah next married Lord Henry COLERAINE 2nd Bt. [3214] in Jul 1682. Henry was born in 1636 and died in 1708 at age 72.

General Notes:
Henry's second marriage to Sarah lasted just over 10 yrs, and is said not to have been a happy one.

327. Susanna ALSTON [9631] (Edward Kt M.D. (Sir)140, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 8 Sep 1629 in St Martin Orgar LON and was buried on 15 Feb 1629/30 in St Martin Orgar LON.


328. Edward ALSTON of Boxford Gent [3189] (Thomas141, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born about 1629 and died in 1694 aged about 65.

General Notes:
Placement here is quite uncertain Ref Pg 371 Alstoniana and see Edward Alston [3195]

In 1675 an Edward Alston bought a book for the records of the Boxford Parish Overseers, an Edward Alston is mentioned frequently as is Joseph Alston.



SUFFOLK POLL, 1702.
Boxford
A Edward Alston voted for Ld. Dysart and Sr. Rob. Davers.
Joseph Alston ditto

Edward is reimbursed for rent for Mrs Bird 1696, the Widow Cole , cloth (36 yards in 1693) over many years
Bury St Edmunds Quarter Sessions.
24 April 1699.
Edward Alston - Whereas there is due to Mr Alston, late one of the Overseers of the poore of the Parish of Boxford in this County the sum of 5* (L?) on account of money dispersed for the poore which the present Overseers of the poore there neglect or refuse to pay. This Court therefore order the present Overseers of Boxford aforesaid to pay the said . . . . . Alston the said sum of 5* due on the . . . . . aforesaid or else be esteemed in contempt of this Court.
Copy on file 2003.

An Edward Alston of Edwardstone [6007?] rode his horse in the Edwardstone Church in 1637 offered to pay 20 marks towards repairs of St Pauls Church Covent Garden as a paeance.

1674 Hearth Tax:
Mr Alston of Boxford 6 hearths

Birth and marriage links are conjectural (2002)
Ref PRO PROB 4/19657 Will ? 23 Jun 1694 search

Essex Record Office D/DC/5/7
Dates of Creation 11 Feb., 1685/6
Scope and Content Marriage settlement, for L400. (i) Stilleman of Colchester, grocer, to (ii) Edward Alston of Boxford (co. Suff.), clothier, and Jn. Stilleman of Colchester, woolendraper, on marriage of (i) to (iii) Dorothy Alston of Capital messuage divided into six small tenements in Angel Lane, alias Weststockwell Street in Parish of St. Martin, Colchester, in occupation on Jn. Horne, Richard Sidy, Jn. Godard, Jn. Raby and Hy. S. Stored at E.R.O. Colchester Branch
See Dorothy Alston [2780]


THE WILL of EDWARD ALLSTON of BOXFORD
Dated 10 April 1694
The will of Edward Allston of Boxford co. Suffolk gent.
I give to Anne Alston and her heirs daughter of my nephew Edward Alston a messuage or tenement with the lands, and appurtenances thereto belonging, also another tenement in Boxford, also the sum of L100 the bed and all the
of Boxford furniture of the kitchen chamber as it now stands, two large fruit silver dishes, 2 silver spoons, half of the odd money, half of the old gold, half of the Edward money which my wife left me.
I give to my kinsman Edward Alston all the rest of my messuage, lands, tenement, and hereditaments in Boxford, Groton and Assington co. Suffolk with remainder to his son and his heirs, also to said Edward, son of my nephew Edward Alston L100 also L40 to bind him apprentice
I give to Katherine and Milicent Alston daughters of my nephew Edward L100 each
to Elizabeth another daughter of said Edward L20
to Thomas Alston of Chelsey Esq. L5 for mourning
to Mr. Mathew Isaack of Boxford my loving friends L5 for mourning
to Mrs. Alice Riddlesdale of Boxford widow L5 for mourning
to Mr. John Warren Minister of Boxford L10 for mourning
to the feoffees of the school of Bedford L5
to my old servant John Heyward L40
to my old servant Robert Gibbens 20/- also my Shermans shopstuff as it now stands
to Madam Elston (Alston?) of Edwardston a guinea for rings
to Mr. Richard Wareing of Groton a guinea for rings
to Mr. Joseph Elston (Alston) of Boxford a guinea for rings
the poor of Boxford L10
I give an annuity of 40/- to Mary Anderton also the sum of 20/-
The residue of my property I give to my said nephew Edward Alston whom I make sole executor
The mark of EDWARD ALLSTON
Witnesses: Joseph Leppingwell, John Duckitt, Anthony Bane.
Proved: 23 June 1694 by Edward Alston executor named in will.
Page 126 Alstoniana. Cresswell ponders is this Edward, son of Thomas, second son of Edward Alston, of Sudbury and Edwardston [3189]
Box 114
PROB 11/420/390 Full copy on this file

Research Notes:
In 1870-72, John Goring's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Boxford like this:
"BOXFORD, a village and a parish in Gosford district, Suffolk. The village stands on an affluent of the river Stour, 41/2 miles WSW of Hadleigh r. station, and 6 ESE of Sudbury; and has a post officeć under Colchester, and fairs on Easter Monday and 21 Dec.-The parish includes also the hamlet of Hadleigh. Acres, 1,820. Real property, L.4,174. Pop., 986. Houses, 236. The property is subdivided. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely. Value, L.710.* Patron, the Crown. The church is good; and there are an Independent chapel, an endowed grammar school, and charities L.58. "



Edward married Catherine SMITH [4873] in 1654 in All Saints Colchester ESS. Catherine died on 31 Oct 1690 and was buried in Boxford SFK.

General Notes:
Black marble ledger stone in Boxford Church is inscribed "here refteth in hope of joyfull refurrection the body of Catherine the wife of Edward Alston of Boxford gent who departed this life the 31st day of Oct Anno Dom 1690"

329. Thomas ALSTON [3190] (Thomas141, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

Thomas spouse unknown.

His child was:

+ 517 M    i. Edward ALSTON [8870] .


330. Clare ALSTON [3222] (Joseph Knt. Bart of Chelsea & Bradwell (Sir)143, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) died on 12 Oct 1669 and was buried in Stanton Bury BKM.

General Notes:
CHESTER'S LONDON MARRIAGE LICENCES, 1521-1869.
London, Quaritch 1887. ALSTON.
John Wittewronge, of Rothamsted, co. Herts., Esq., son and heir of Sir John Wittewronge, Knt. and Bart., of the same, bachelor, 24, and CLARA ALSTONE, daughter of Joseph Alston, of London, merchant, 19 friends consenting, at Kensington, Fulham, or Knightsbridge, co. Middlesex, 4 Oct., 1664.



Clare married Sir John WITTEWRONG [3223], son of Sir John WITTEWRONG Bart., of Rothamstead. [3224] and Mary MIDDLETON [22103], in 1664. John died in 1703.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 518 F    i. Mary WITTEWRONG [3225] .

331. Sir Joseph ALSTON 2nd Bart [3218] (Joseph Knt. Bart of Chelsea & Bradwell (Sir)143, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born about 1640, died on 14 Mar 1688/89 aged about 49, and was buried in Bradwell Church.

General Notes:
Sir Joseph was High Sheriff of Bucks 1670. Resided at Alston House and Bradwell Abbey. Died aged 49 a ledger stone exists (1905) in the Chancel of Bradwell Church.

Joseph Alston (or Allastone). Admitted fellow commoner at Caius College Camb.7 Dec 1657 aged 16; School St Pauls; Matric. 1657; Scholar 1659 - 62 etc. (Venn I. 401; G.E.C.)

Allastone (Alston) Joseph; son of Joseph Allastone Esq., Born in London. At St Paul's School, three years. Age 16 Admitted fellow-commoner, Dec 7, 1657. Surety Mr William Naylor. (Brother of Edward, 1669) Scholar, Mids/r 1659 to Mich/s 1662. succeeded his father as 2nd baronet. Sheriff of Bucks 1670. Of Bradwell Abbey, Bucks. Died Mar 21 1688/89. (Lipscomb; iv. 44). Gave to our library Strada de Bello Belgico, 1632.
Ref: Gonville & Caius College Register 1657 - 1658. Dr Venn. NZSOG.

London Metropolitan Archives:
HALLIDAY, BERNARD
Catalogue Ref. Q/HAL
Creator(s):
Halliday, Bernard
CHELSEA
FILE - Marriage settlement - ref. Q/HAL/019 - date: 26 Sep 1662
[from Scope and Content] (1) Joseph Alston, merchant; (2) Joseph Alston, jnr., and Elizabeth Thomson, spin.; (3) Sir Edward Alston and Maurice Thomson of Lee, Lewisham. 4 mess. in Chelsea
Ref A2A

BICKWELL v. ALSTON,
Bill, 24 Oct. 1679, by Barbara Bickwell UZS Bricknell, widow, v. Joseph Alston,
Complainant bought, under will and settlement made by her grandfather, Benjamin Cowper, late of London fishmonger, decd., to have possession of property in Wiston and Nayland, co. Suffolk. But Joseph Alstone, confederating with George Almery, Edward Alston, John Downes, Pening Alston, Joseph Alstone and Gervase Brown have got the deeds into their hands, and pretend some dormant deed of purchase.
In his answer Joseph Alstone says that Penning Alstone, his uncle decd., bequeathed him property in Wiston co. Suffolk, the title to which is well confirmed by deeds and writings, in which complainant is in no way concerned,
Hamilton. 42/62. 1679.
Alstoniana Pg 208

Alston v. Alston HL/PO/JO/10/6/132/2414 & Alston v Alston HL/PO/JO/10/3/197/10
Petition and Appeal of Sir Joseph Alston, Baronet, and Dame Elizabeth Alston, widow (now in HL/PO/JO/10/3/197/10). Annexed: a) Undated -- Answer of the Respondents. b) 18 Dec -- Petition of the Respondents. c) 24 Jan 1707-8 -- Petition of the Respondents. 1707
Ref www.a2a.org.uk

Alston et Ux. versus Alston et al.
After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of Sir Joseph Alston Baronet and Dame Elizabeth Alston, from a Decree made in the Court of Chancery, by the Master of the Rolls, in Cross Causes, the One and Twentieth Day of July One Thousand Seven Hundred and Four, and several subsequent Orders and Reports, on the Behalf of Anne Alston, Clare Alston, Margaretta Alston, Martha Alston, Rebecca Maria Alston, and Mary Alston Widow; and praying, "That the said Decree and Proceedings, in the said Court of Chancery, may be reversed, in the Particulars mentioned in the Appeal:" As also upon the Answers of the said Mary Alston Widow, Anne Alston, Clare Alston, Margaretta Alston, Martha Alston, and Rebecca Maria Alston, put in thereunto; and due Consideration of what was offered thereupon:
From: 'House of Lords Journal Volume 18: 20 February 1708', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 18: 1705-1709 (1767-1830), pp. 475-476.
Ref: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=29632 Date accessed: 12 July 2011.
Judgement affirmed, with Costs.
It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritualand Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal of Sir Joseph Alston and Dame Elizabeth Alston shall be, and is hereby, dismissed thisHouse; and that the Decree, Orders, and Proceedings,therein complained of, shall be, and they are hereby,affirmed: And it is further Ordered, That the saidSir Joseph Alston and Dame Elizabeth Alston shall pay,or cause to be paid, unto the said Mary Alston, AnneAlston, Clare Alston, Margaretta Alston, Martha Alston,and Rebecca Maria Alston, the Sum of Forty Pounds, for their Costs.

From: 'House of Lords Journal Volume 18: 20 February 1708', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 18: 1705-1709 (1767-1830), pp. 475-476. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=29632 Date accessed: 05 July 2012.
Alston Joseph, contributor to the "Lacrymae Cantabrigienses" 1695, Bradwell Abbey .
Gentlemans Magazine

THE WILL of SIR JOSEPH ALSTON of BRADWELL ABBEY.
Dated 19 Feb 1688
Will of Sir Joseph Alston of Bradwell Abby in the County of Bucks Bart.
Desires his body to be buried in the parish church of Bradwell.
Devises to his wife Dame Elizabeth Alston two Cottages with the Commons and appurtenances belonging thereto, situate in Bradwell, the said Cottages to be left to such one of her sons Joseph, Edward or Isaac as she shall appoint to inherit the same.
The said Dame Elizabeth to have her own pearl necklace, her Jewells, with the goods and things in her closet and to bequeath the same to such of her children as she shall desire to have the same. Also one moiety of the household goods for her use during her life, the whole of the household stuff at her death to belong, to the son Joseph Alston, he taking one moiety on the death of his father.
To Dame Elizabeth Coach and Chariot with four Coach horses or Mares
also the sum of L100
To son Joseph the great Silver bason and spout pott, two great Silver flagons, paire of Silver Candlesticks, the Silver Mounteth, (sac) two Silver rings, Silver Bason to wash hands in, the great Silver Saltcellar, two Silver Chamber potts, the great Silver Chaffing dish, silver snuffers and Snuff dish, silver gilt Tankard, the best Velvet Bedmantle. The farme house called
Forreys farme, with all the houses, lands, tenements &c belonging thereto, in the parish of Bradwell, with three Cottages and Commons and appurtenances, also in Bradwell.
In default of lawful male issue, the above lands to descend to Edward Alston son of testator, failing lawful issue from Edward the lands to descend to Isaac also son of testator and his heirs, failing issue from Isaac, the lands to go to right heirs of Joseph Alston the testator.
Bequeaths to Joseph his son the three houses in George Court, Lombard Street, now held by testator's mother Dame Anne Alston, also his houses lands and tenements in the parish of Chelsea, (Middlesex) failing male issue, this property to descend to the brothers Edward and Isaac, in like manner as the farm and lands in Bradwell.
Five messuages or houses with a plot of ground in George Yard Lombard Street also devised to Joseph the eldest son - he paying the ground rent
To Edward Alston son of testator, plate with the pot and cover that his Uncle Sir Edward Alston gave him, pair of Candlesticks, two silver wrought Salvers, wrought cup with the cover, and the pink coloured Satin laced Mantle, a Messuage or dwelling house in George Court, Lumbard St. and L500.
To Isaac Alston son of testator, three silver salvers, a Silver teapot, six Silver cups, six silver gilt spoons, a little pair of Silver Candlesticks, a Tankard, two silver plates, two silver porringers, with any other silver plate not before devised, the laced Mantle of Cloth of Silver.
Dame Elizabeth to have the use of the Silver left to sons Edward and Isaac until their marriages.
Also to Isaac messuage or dwelling house in George Yard fronting Lombard Street and L500
Should Edward die before the age of 21, Isaac to have the L500 and house bequeathed to Edward-in like manner should Isaac die before the age of 21, his share to go to Edward.
Dame Elizabeth to divide the linen that is in a trunk lined with " skye coloured Sarsnett" as she shall think fit amongst the three sons
Mr. Mathew Disney to preach funeral sermon and receive five guineas
The residue of the estate to Joseph.
Dame Elizabeth and Joseph appointed joint executors
Proved June 19 1689.
Page 124 Alstoniana
Ent 74
PROB 11/391/335
His portrait was in 1898 in the possession of Col. Cockburn, of Norwich.

Joseph married Dame Elizabeth THOMPSON [3233], daughter of Maurice THOMPSON of Lee [6986], in 1662.

General Notes:
EXTRACTS from the PARISH REGISTERS of LEE, co. KENT, given in Hasted's Kent, Vol. iv. p. 234.
Baptism. 5th Aug. 1645 Elizab. dau. Col. Geo. Thomson and Elizab. his wife.
Marriage. Sept 1662. Mr. Joseph Alston, of Lombard Street, and Elizabeth Thompson, of Lee.

Burke's Extinct Baronetage and other Pedigrees state that Sir Joseph Astton, 2 Bart. of Chelsea, married Elizabeth, daughter of Maurice Thompson, Esq., and sister to John, 1st Lord Haversham, but from the above pedigree (page 396 Alstoniana) and the Lee Registers I thought that Lady Alston must be the daughter
of (Colonel) George Thompson, brother of Maurice and uncle of John, First Baron Haversham, and to this idea Ur. Cokayne's letter (page 300 Alstoniana) and the absence of any Alston-Thompson alliance from the Haversham pedigree (p.396) gave some support.
But the evidence of the Chancery Suit, Alston v. Alston (see Sir Joseph [3235]) puts the fact beyond doubt that Dame Elizabeth was the daughter of Maurice Thompson.
Apparently Elizabeth Thompson was married twice, first to one called George, and then to Sir Joseph Alston.
Alstoniana Pg 397

Marriage settlement
Ref: Q/HAL/019
Description:
(1) Joseph Alston, merchant; (2) Joseph Alston, jnr., and Elizabeth Thomson, spin.; (3) Sir Edward Alston and Maurice Thomson of Lee, Lewisham. 4 mess. in Chelsea
Date: 26 Sep 1662
Held by: London Metropolitan Archives: City of London,

Dame Elizabeth was given away at her second marriage by Richard Brewer.
Alstoniana Pg 297.

THE WILL of LADY ELIZABETH ALSTON of CHELSEA & BRADWELL
Dated 23 December 1704
I desire to be buried in Bradwell Church, co. Bucks.
I give to my grand-daughter Penelope Alston and her heirs male, my houses messuages and tenements gardens orchards &c belonging thereto situate in Peckham, co. Surrey failing her issue to my grandson Cornelius Alston, and his heirs.
To my grand-daughter aforesaid all my money, plate, rings, jewels, diamonds, pearls and watches with the rest of my Bradwell Abbey real and personal estate
I give to my son Sir Joseph Alston L10 for mourning and appoint him sole executor
I revoke all other wills by me formerly made.
Signed ELIZABETH ALSTON
Witnesses: Elizabeth Leake, Kathrine Cripps, Joseph Jenkins.
Proved: Dec 8, 1709, by Sir Joseph Alston Bart. son of testatrix and executor named in will.
Lane 278
Copy of original trancription on this file

Annexed to this wall are the two Admons. following.
Letters of Administration (with the Will annexed) were granted 12 July 1716 to Penelope Hoare als Alston wife of John Hoare and grand-daughter and residuary legatee named in the will of Lady Elizabeth Alston Sir Joseph Alston (3rd Bt.) the Executor named in the will being dead.

Letters of Administration (with the Will annexed) were granted 15 July 1726 to John Hoare husband of Penelope Hoare als Alston grand-daughter and administatrix of Lady Elizabeth Alston the said Penelope Hoare being dead.
Page 129 Alstoniana


Children from this marriage were:

+ 519 M    i. Sir Joseph ALSTON 3rd Bart [3235] died in 1716 in Bath SOM and was buried on 29 Jan 1715/16 in Long Ditton SRY.

+ 520 M    ii. Maurice ALSTON [3239] was buried on 7 Oct 1701 in St Mary Wivenhoe ESS.

+ 521 F    iii. Elizabeth ALSTON [3240] was buried in 1669 1670 in Bradwell Church.

+ 522 M    iv. Isaac ALSTON [3238] was baptised on 21 Nov 1678 in Bradwell Church and was buried on 9 Feb 1689/90 in Bradwell Church.

+ 523 M    v. Rev Edward ALSTON [3236] was born about 1679, died on 3 Jun 1710 in Wivenhoe ESS aged about 31, and was buried on 4 Jun 1710 in St Mary Wivenhoe ESS.

332. Edward ALSTON of Loughton [3219] (Joseph Knt. Bart of Chelsea & Bradwell (Sir)143, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 5 May 1650 in Parish St Edmund, King Lombard St. and died in 1699 at age 49.

General Notes:
Alston (Allaston), Edward: son of Joseph Alston, Esq. Born at Chelsea. At school, under Messrs Littleton and Cavey, two years; and at Brentford ('Branford'), a year and a half under Mr Beverage. Age 19. Admitted pensioner to the bachelors' table, May 7, 1669. Surety Mr Thorpe.
Matriculated at Magdalin Hall, Oxford, Dec. 17, 1670. Of Loughton, Bucks., Esq. Married Mary, daughter of Capt. Thompson. Will proved (P.C.C.), May 9, 1699. The father was created baronet in 1681. (F.G.) Brother of Joseph, 1657.
Ref: Gonville & Caius College Register 1668 - 1669. Dr Venn. NZSOG.

Edward attended school at Chelsea & Brentford, matriculated Magdalen Hall Oxford 1669-70. Adm pens. (aged 19) Caius College Camb. 7 May 1669. Of Loughton Bucks Esq. Rector of Wivenhoe ESS. (Venn I. 437)

Merchant Taylor's School, E.C.,
March 14, 1895,
My Dear Sir,
Edward Alstone sesond son of Joseph, Merchant born in S.Edmund's Lumbard St. 5 May 1650 entered Merchant Taylor's in 1659. In the School Register edited by Dr. Robinson there is the followmg note to his name "Edward Alstone no doubt was a member of the family of Alston of Chelsea and perhaps second son of Joseph who
was created a Baronet in 1681. He married a daughter of Captain Thompson and had a son Joseph" (Burke's Extinct Baronetage.) . . . . .
I am, my dear Sir,
Yours faithfully,
(Rev.) WILLIAM BAKER (D.D.),
Headmaster.
Alstoniana Pg 382

ALSTON (EDWARD), s. Joseph, of Chelsea, Middlesex, Magdalen Hall, Matric. 1670, aged 19 ; (his father created a Baronet 1681), grand-father of the next named. [3236]
Fosters Alumni Oxoniensis 1891 Alstoniana Pg 348

ALSTON v. HOCKIN.
Chancery Proceedings before 1714. Bridges 436/98.
Bill 2 July 1674, by Edward Allston of Loughton, co. Bucks. gent. v. Thomas Hockin.
Some years since during his minority, complainant, being then a student In the University of Oxford, made the acquaintance of defendant, likewise a student, who offered to advance him sundry small sums of money, and pretended to pay certain tradesmen, who nevertheless did not actually receive a penny, and now demand payment,
Alstoniana Pg 179.

The following is an interesting insight into Edwards affairs:
"Edward Alston, Orator's uncle, late of Loughton, co. Bucks. deed., mortgaged various parts of his estate, and neglected to pay either principal or interest. His creditors obtained an execution against him, and he left his house privately and went to London, and sent for your orator (Sir Joseph), and represented his misfortunes and the ruin that threatened his family, if he were not speedily helped. . . . . "
Ref: Sir Joseph Alston [3235]

THE WILL of EDWARD ALSTON of LOUGHTON.
Dated 20 April 1699
The will of Edward Alston late of Loughton co. Bucks Esquire.
My houses, lands, goods, chattels, household stuff plate, money, jewels or what ever other estate either real or personal I possess, I bequeath to my dear wife Mary Alston, whom I make sole executrix of this my will
Signed ED: ALSTON
Witnesses Will. Leybourn, Elizabeth Leyborn, Mary Harrison, Sara Hobly.
Proved: 9 May 1699 by Mary Alston relict and executrix named in will
Page 128 Alstoniana
Pett 66
Cresswell notes; "Nothing more definite mentioned about the property.

The make up of Edwards family is based somewhat on Alston v Alston (Reynardson 301/1 1704/5) - see notes Sir Joseph Alston [3235]



Edward married Mary THOMPSON [3503], daughter of Capt THOMPSON [3504].

General Notes:
ALSTON & another v. ALSTON & Others.
Bill, 15 May 1703, by Anne and Clare Alston, spinsters, two of the daughters of Edward Alston of Loughton, Esq., and Margaret, Martha and Rebecca Maria, their sisters, infants, by Mary Alston widow, their mother; and Temple Needham of London, Chirurgeon, administrator of their sister Elizabeth Alston deed, during the minoritiesm and for the benefit of the said Martha and Rebecca Maria Alston, v. Sir Joseph Alston bart., Dame Elizabeth Alston, and Mary Alston, widow of Isaac Alston decd., [John] Snell, Sir Stephen Evans, William Arch and Benjamin Robinson.
The suit is for payment of legacies under their grandfather's will. The abovesaid Elizabeth Alston decd. is said to have made a nuncupative will in favour of her sisters Martha and Rebecca Maria, The defendants other than Alstons are brought into the suit as occupiers or trustees of a house in Lombard Street, the rents of which were left
to Edward Alston decd. by his father Sir Joseph.
Whittington 406 1703. Ref: TNA C10/406/9
Alstoniana Pg 190


Children from this marriage were:

+ 524 M    i. Joseph ALSTON [3505] .

+ 525 F    ii. Annie ALSTON [3507] .

+ 526 F    iii. Margaret ALSTON [3510] .

+ 527 F    iv. Clare ALSTON [3512] .

+ 528 F    v. Martha ALSTON [3514] .

+ 529 M    vi. John ALSTON [7252] .

+ 530 M    vii. James ALSTON [7253] .

+ 531 F    viii. Mary ALSTON [7254] died by 1688.

+ 532 F    ix. Elizabeth ALSTON [3506] was born about 1679 and died in 1697 in Loughton aged about 18.

+ 533 F    x. Catherine ALSTON [7255] died by 1688.

+ 534 F    xi. Rebecca Maria ALSTON [3516] was born about 1695, died on 27 Mar 1723 in Dedham ESS aged about 28, and was buried on 27 Mar 1723 in Dedham Church.


333. Isaac ALSTON of Chelsea [3220] (Joseph Knt. Bart of Chelsea & Bradwell (Sir)143, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in 1651 in Edwardstone SFK, died in 1688 at age 37, and was buried on 26 Jan 1688/89 in St Luke Chelsea LON.

General Notes:
Isaac Alston of Chelsea, Middlesex. Gent. batchelor about 21 and Mrs Mary Seale of St Dunstan in the West, spinster, about 21, her mothers consent, at St Sepulchre London. 11 Sept 1672.

Isaac was said to have begun the "New House" at Edwardstone but did not live to complete it. He died intestate.

A portrait of Isaac was in 1898 in the possession of Rev F S Alston

ALSTON v. FIELDER.
Bill: 28 April 1681, by Isaac Alston of Chelsey, co. Middlesex, gent., v. William Fielder.
Complainant was seised of several messuages in Ball Alley in the parish of All Hallows', Lombard Street, leased at yearly rents to various persons. The defendant has taken up the years remaining of a lease held by one Elizabeth Hadwell, and now refuses to sign the deeds.
Reynardson. 415/28 1681
Alstoniana Pg 182

LETTERS of ADMINISTRATION
Isaac Alston of Bradwell Abbey and late of Battersea, granted 11th February.1688-9 to Mary Alston widow and relict.
Admon. 1688/89 February
Page 124 Alstoniana



Isaac married Mary SEILE of London [3519], daughter of Henry SEILE of London [10024], on 12 Sep 1672 in St Sepulchre Holborn LON. Mary was born about 1648, died on 17 Dec 1740 aged about 92, and was buried in Edwardstone SFK.

General Notes:
CHESTER'S LONDON MARRIAGE LICENCES, 1521-1869.
London, Quaritch 1887. ALSTON.
ALSTON, ISAAC, of Chelsea, gent, bachelor, about 21, and Mrs. Mary Seale, of St. Dunstan in the West, spinster, about 21, her mother's consent, at St. Sepulchre's, London, 11 Sep., 1672.

Mary's ledger stone is in the Lady Chapel of Edwardstone church reads; Here resteth in hope of a joyful resurrection the body of Mrs Mary Alston widow mother of Joseph Alston Esq and wife of Isaac Alston late of New House in this Parish deceased whose sincere piety unbounded charity uncommon humanity made her respected in her lifetime and will render her memory dear to all true lovers of religion and virtue who departed this life December 17th Anno Dom J 1740 aged 92yrs C.A.P

ALSTON v. JESSOPP.
Bill 20 January 1691/2 by Mary Alston, widow of Isaac Alston, late of Chelsey, Esq., deed., v. Richard Jessopp.
In and since 1688 Oratrix has been seised of a freehold in Sculthorpe, co. Norfolk, for life, by virtue of a settlement made on her by her said late husband, and of certain copyhold lands held of the manor of Sculthorpe.
Jessopp was formerly employed as an agent by her late husband, and she herself has employed him to collect the
rents. The suit arises out of the accounts of the said estate.
Collins 509/44 1692/2
Alstoniana Pg 185

THE WILL of MARY ALSTON of EDWARDSTON SFK
Dated 31 May 1737
In the name of God Amen
I Mary Alston in the County of Suffolk Widow being of sound mind and memory and calling to mind the uncertainty of this transitory life do hereby make this my last Will in manner and form following hereby revoking all Wills whatsoever by me heretofore made or ordained and first I commend my soul to Almighty God my creator hoping for salvation through the merits of my blessed saviour Jesus Christ and my body I commit to the earth to be decently buried in the Parish Church of Edwardston aforesaid at the discretion of my Executrix hereafter to be named and for the settling of such temporal estate as God hath been pleased to bless me with.
I order and dispose of the same as followeth I will that all my debts and funeral charges and legacies be fully satisfied and paid.
Item. I give and bequeath all that my right title and interest in and to all such monies as are or shall be payable out of the Chamber of London by virtue of an Act of Parliament entitled an Act for the Relief of Orphans to my grand daughters Anne Soame and Charlotte Alston share and share alike
Item. I give to Charlotte Alston all my leasehold estate whatsoever
Item. I give to my grand daughter Margaret Hare my diamond ring and gold buckle
Item. I give to my grand daughter Anne Soame my pair of silver candlesticks snuffers and snuff pan thereunto belonging
Item. I give to my neice Mary Orrel ? five pounds my little silver cup my bible with silver clasps and Lord Hatton's psalter.
Item. I give to my neices Carter Smith and Spence and to Edward Arnold son of my neice Arnold and to my God daughters Mary daughter of my neice Smith and to Mr Marshal Dicken . . . . . and Susan Alston of Boxford widow and Mary Bird of the same and Sarah Barnard and Charles Lilleston? and Mary Bowen Elizabeth Bowen and Sarah Smith widow mother to my late servant Sarah Smith and John Hinds one guinea a piece to buy them rings in remembrance of me.
Item. I give unto the Rev George Sheldon now Vicar of Edwardston aforesaid two guineas
Item. I give to Mary Russel ? widow ten pounds to be paid within six months after my decease.
Item I give all my wearing clothes to Sarah Barnard Mary Russel and Mary Bowen to be equally parted amongst them share and share alike and to the said Mary Bowen I give my little silver candlesticks
Item. I give to the poor of the Parish of Edwardston five pounds to be paid within one month next after my decease
item. I give to my neice Spence aforesaid my gold watch
All the rest and residue of my personal estate of what nature or kind soever I give to my grand daughter Charlotte Alston whom I constitute and make sole executrix to this my Will and in testimony whereof I have to this my Will contained in one sheet of paper set my hand and seal this thirty first day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and thirty seven
Be it remembered that before the signing sealing publishing and declaring this my Will I do hereby give to Mrs Elizabeth Gasby? five guineas and to Mrs Dobson relict of William Dobson five pounds and to Thomas Smith one guinea to be paid six months after my decease
Mary Alston
Signed sealed published and declared by the Testatrix to be her last Will in the presence of us who subscribed our names as witnesses at her request and in her presence Joseph Green ? Green Hannah Green

June ye 2nd 1737
This I make a codicil to my last Will as followeth
Item. I give unto Mary Bowen my servant the feather bed pillows quilt and bolster two mats and chairs four chain chairs and a great two arms chair with the cushion and also three blankets the looking glass two tables and all the dressing things belonging to the said table and a pair of sheets marked A and also the chest of drawers and also the screen all these is in my chamber over the kitchen I also give unto Mary Bowen my servant the iron stove that is in the launderie and also the ? iron and heaters and also in the Green Room I give unto the said Mary Bowen all the furniture belonging to the Green Room and the ? curtains in the said Green Room
Item. I give unto Elizabeth Ayston the wife of Samuel Ayston twenty shillings
Signed Mary Alston
Witness's Charles Lilleston? Sarah Bernard
Proved London with the Codicil London twelfth day of February 1740 by the oath of Charlotte Alston spinster the sole executrix named in the said Will
Note in the column that on the 30th June 1789 Charlotte Naylor (Alston) being deceased Anne spinster the neice her next of kin was granted the interest (difficult to read)
Ref PROB 11/707 Pg207 Q26 copy on this file


Children from this marriage were:

+ 535 M    i. Joseph ALSTON [3520] was baptised on 31 May 1675 in St Lukes Chelsea and was buried on 22 Oct 1675 in St Lukes Chelsea.

+ 536 F    ii. Ann ALSTON [3683] was baptised on 10 Jan 1662/63 in St Lukes Chelsea and was buried on 18 Feb 1674/75 in St Luke Chelsea LON.

+ 537 F    iii. Mary ALSTON [3684] was buried on 27 Jul 1679 in St Lukes Chelsea.

+ 538 M    iv. Joseph ALSTON of New House [3521] was born about 1676, died on 11 Oct 1736 aged about 60, and was buried on 15 Oct 1736 in Edwardstone SFK.


334. Benjamin ALSTON [3221] (Joseph Knt. Bart of Chelsea & Bradwell (Sir)143, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 14 Aug 1659 in St Lukes Chelsea.

General Notes:
Benjamin was not mentioned in his fathers will, so may have died young.

335. Mary ALSTON [3227] (Joseph Knt. Bart of Chelsea & Bradwell (Sir)143, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 7 May 1661 in St Lukes Chelsea and was buried on 21 Jun 1663 in St Lukes Chelsea.

336. Mary ALSTON [3228] (Joseph Knt. Bart of Chelsea & Bradwell (Sir)143, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 21 Jun 1663 in St Lukes Chelsea and died in May 1730 at age 66.

General Notes:
CHESTER'S REGISTERS OF WESTMINSTER ABBEY, LONDON,
1876 ALSTON.
Married .-March 3rd, 1684/5, James Clayton and MARY ALSTON
He was only son of Sir Thomas Clayton, Kt., Warden of Merton College, Oxford, by Bridget, dau. of Sir Clement Cotterell, Kt. He was of the Vach, and Lord of the Manor of Chalfont St. Giles, Bucks., where he died without issue, 28 Nov., 1714, in his 65th year, and was buried in the church. She was youngest dau. of Sir Joseph Alston, first Bart. of Chelsea, Midx:, by Mary, dau. and coheir of Mr. Crookenberg, a merchant, of Bergen-op-Zoom.
She was baptised at Chelsea, 21 June, 1663, and survived her husband till May 1730.
She was his second wife, as on the 1st of June, 1677, he had licence from the Vicar General to marry Elizabeth, dau. of Sir Richard Grubham Howe, of Wishford, co. Wilts., Bart.
She died in childbed 9 April, 1681, and was buried in Merton College Chapel.

The Will of Maria Clayton of La Vach in the parish of Chalfont St. Giles co. Bucks widow dated 21st September 1724.
I desire to be buried in the Chancel of the parish church of Chalfont St. Giles in or near the grave of my late husband James Clayton.
I give my manor of Chalfont St. Giles and the mansion called the Vach, with all my messuages tenements and woods and hereditaments to my nephew Joseph Alston of Newhouse, co. Suffolk son of my brother Isaac Alston Esq. with remainder to my godson Joseph, son of Joseph my nephew and to his heirs male, in default of heirs male to the daughters of my said godson or to the rightful heirs of my nephew Joseph Alston.
My said godson Joseph when in possession of the estate may settle part as joyture for his wife - also my nephew and his son may lease any portion for a term of 21 years.
I give to Sir Eveling (sic) Alston Bart. L10 for mourning
I give to Mrs Mary Alston widow of my brother Isaac L20 for mourning.
I give to my nieces Mrs Ann Arnold, Mrs Margaret Smith, Mrs Alre Carter, Mrs Martha Spence daughters of my brother Edward Alston L20 for mourning
I give to Mr John Arnold, Mr Thomas Carter, Mr Anthony Smith and Mr Samuel Spence the respective husbands of my said nieces L10 for mourning
I give to my nephew Joseph Alston son of my brother Edward Alston fifteen (?) per annum.
I give to Mrs Margaret, Mary, Ann, Charlotte Alston, daughters of my nephew Joseph Alston of Newhouse L20 each for mourning
I give to my goddaughter Mary Alston daughter of my nephew Joseph L100
An annuity of L20 to my servant Elizabeth Kettleby, also the use of the red room and the outer room
thereto belonging in the Gallery of my house (the Vach) with the furniture therein and free egress and ingress to said rooms - also yearly 6 loads of billet or faggot wood with some convenient place to store it.
To Richard Betworth at the age of 21 - L20
To Rebecca Betly, my late servant L10
To my servants Tho. Stevens and Tho. Bettworth L10 each if they shall be living with me at the time of my death.
The residue of my property I leave to my nephew Joseph Alston of Newhouse, whom I appoint sole executor.
I give to my godson Joseph Alston L20 for mourning
I give to Mr. Will. Besley 20 guineas for a monument of White marble to be set up at the upper end of the Chancel of the Church of Chalfont St. Giles in the corner near the window opposite the monument of my said dear husband.
Signed: - Mary Clayton.
Witnesses: James Gaylor, Mary Clive, William Davies.

CODICIL dated 6th June 1728.

I give to Mr. Will, Besley and Mr. John Markham the sum of L200 in trust to be put out at interest for the benefit of my niece Ann Arnold, daughter of my late brother Edward Alston and her children.
On the death of my niece ans when the children respectively shall reach the age of 21, the said sum of L200 to be divided amongst them - Should John Arnold husband of Ann pre-decease his wife, them she is to receive the capital and interest of said L200 for her own use absolutely,
Signed Mary Clayton. Witnesses: Hen. Carter, Anthony Ewer.
Proved 19th June 1730 by Joseph Alston Esq. executor named in will.
Transcribed by Susan Perrett.

Mary married Sir James CLAYTON Knt. [3229], son of Sir Thomas CLAYTON Knt [3230] and Bridget COTTERELL [3231], on 3 Mar 1683/84 in Westminster Abbey London. James was born about 1649, died on 28 Nov 1714 in Chalfont St Giles aged about 65, and was buried in Chalfont St Giles.

General Notes:
Sir James was of La Vache, and Lord of the Manor at Chalfont St Giles where he died without issue in his 65th year.

337. Abraham ALSTON of Bilderstone [3193] (Abraham144, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 28 Jul 1624.

General Notes:
Abraham was issued a token.

Essex Record Office
COURT IN SESSION: SESSIONS ROLL EASTER 1653
Reference Code Q/SR 356/96
Scope and Content CALENDAR of all such prisoners as are in the custody of Nicholas Roberts, Keeper of the Sheriff's ward in Colchester Castle, which are appointed for the present Court, made 19 April. Abr. Alston was committed by Mr. Kemp and Mr. Gentleman for abusing the constable of Castle Hedingham in executing his office.

Essex Record Office
COURT IN SESSION: SESSIONS ROLL EASTER 1653
Reference Code Q/SR 356/21
Scope and Content Indictment of Abraham Alston of Castle Hedingham innholder, before and since 4 April, in his house being a common inn, did suffer divers persons whose names are unknown to the jurors to remain excessively drinking and tippling and disorderly living, and 4 April did forcibly theraten, abuse, misuse and illtreat John Unwyn one of the constables thereof. Acknowledgeth and is fined 40s.
See also Q/SR 356/20

Essex Record Office
COURT IN SESSION: SESSIONS ROLL EASTER 1653
Reference Code Q/SR 358/57
August 17th Abraham Alston inholder of SH to keep the peace towards Dorcas Parminter of SH

Essex Record Office
Level: Series SESSIONS ROLLS
COURT IN SESSION: SESSIONS ROLL MICHAELMAS 1669
Reference Code Q/SR 421/78
Dates of Creation 7 July.1669
Scope and Content Recognizance of Abraham aham Alston of Stanway and Vincent Handler of Lexden yeomen; Alston to answer John Wade of the same county" for misdemeanour. Not paid.

Essex Record Office
Level: Series SESSIONS ROLLS
COURT IN SESSION: SESSION ROLL MIDSUMMER 1660
Reference Code Q/SR 385/34
Dates of Creation 3 May 1660
Scope and Content Recognizance of Abraham Alston of Fordham bailiff, Ralph Bullock husbandman and Thomas Rummit tailor, both of aldham; Alston to keep the peace to Ann, wife of William Plamtin of Aldham husbandman. Defaulted
These placements are conjectural - ELF 2004

Essex Record Office
COURT IN SESSION: SESSIONS ROLL EASTER 1653
Reference Code Q/SR 356/95
Dates of Creation 19 April. 1653
Scope and Content CALENDAR of prisoners in the Gaol. Edw. Elton, for stealing a silver bowl, confessed it, branded and to be set at liberty. Tho. Martin, for stealing hens, to be tied to a cart and to be publicly whipped through the streets on market day and discharged . . . . . Abr. Alston, an innholder convicted of misdemeanour, fined and to be discharged.

Essex Record Office
COURT IN SESSION: SESSIONS ROLL EASTER 1653
Reference Code Q/SR 356/?
1653 James Fage, innholder of CH placed and suffered Abraham Alston and his wife and family to dwell with him in his housethere, he being the owner and occupier.

338. Samuel ALSTON [22066] (Abraham144, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 7 Oct 1627 in Liston ESS and was buried on 16 Mar 1627/28 in Liston ESS.

Samuel married someone.

339. Margaret ALSTON [3194] (Abraham144, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 2 Feb 1628/29 in Liston ESS and died after 1648.

General Notes:
Margaret was living in 1648.



340. Edward ALSTON of Boxford [3195] (Abraham144, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 8 Oct 1633 in All Saints Sudbury SFK.

Research Notes:
This family and that this Edward served in the Boxford Parish is completely conjectural. - 2014
It is hoped that a future genealogist may shine more light on the Alston family of Edwardstone, Boxford, Groton, Waldingfield etc and prove a relationship with the Newton family

See also Edward Alston of Boxford [3189]

Edward spouse unknown.

His child was:

+ 539 M    i. Edward ALSTON Jnr [9004] .


341. Deborah ALSTON [3196] (Abraham144, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 22 May 1634 in All Saints Sudbury SFK.

General Notes:
Deborah was living 1648, Cresswell conjectures correctly - is she the Deborah Crew who benefited under her uncle, Sir Edward Alston's [2674] will by L100

Deborah married George CREWE [22067] on 6 Nov 1656 in St Peter Le Poer City of London.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 540 F    i. Mary CREWE [22068] .

342. Edward ALSTON [18036] (Penning145, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 27 Nov 1638 in St Mary at Hill City of London.

343. Sarah ALSTON [3429] (Penning145, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in 1649.

General Notes:
Alston v Skinner. 1667: Sarah Alston of Aldersgate, London v Edward Skinner; Jactitation of marriage. Sentence, 11 Jun 1668 (London)
Court of Arches: A5 A6 A7; B7/109; E3/153 (Jactitation: vain boasting, bragging)

ALSTON v. COLE & others.
Chancery Proceedings before 1714, Bridges 436/130.
Bill 28 March 1670, by Judeth Alston of London, widow of Penning Alston, late citizen and grocer of London, v. Joseph Alston, William Cole and Richard Chandler.
Oratrix's husband left an estate of inheritance in co. Suffolk to the value of L300 a year, and personalty to the amount of about L10,000, in which Oratrix is dowable. He left only one child, married since his death to Edmund Harrington Esq., though some evil disposed persons have circulated a report that she was married or at least contracted to one Edward Skinner, a person so disliked by Oratrix's husband, that he determined to invest his personal estate in the names of other persons, to settle as he chose by his last will. . . . . .
The said testator's daughter Sarah has since freed herself from the said Skinner by definitive sentence in the Court of Arches of the diocese of Canterbury . . . . .
Alstoniana Pg 178

Further Inheritence Disputes not searched:
TNA: ATTWOOD v WRIGHT 1683. C8/298/18. HARRINGTON v WRIGHT 1686. C7/181/71.

Sarah was living in 1683 , mentioned in her mothers will with her husband.

Other Records

1. Will of Penning Alston: Account of Moneys for Sarah Harrington daughter of Penning, 1669.

Sarah married Edmund HARRINGTON [3430].

General Notes:
Gloucestershire Record Office:
Boxwell Court Estate
Catalogue Ref. D48
Creator(s):
Huntley family of Boxwell, Gloucestershire

[Access Conditions]
Acc. 48, 734, 859, 189, 1937
FAMILY
Testamentary
FILE [no title] - ref. D48/F2 - date: 1669-1752
[from Scope and Content] Papers of the executors of Dr. Chandler, Bishop of Durham, including marriage settlement of Edmund Harrington and Sarah Alston of London, 1669, and licence by Bishop of Durham to Wadham Wyndham of Office of Clerk of all Helmote Courts in the County of Durham and Bedlingtonshire, 1743
Ref A2A

344. Elizabeth GILBERT [3199] (Elizabeth ALSTON147, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

Elizabeth married FINNEY [3200].

345. Richard FINNY [22114] (Elizabeth ALSTON147, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 7 Sep 1634 and was buried on 28 Sep 1635.

346. Elizabeth FINNY [22115] (Elizabeth ALSTON147, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 28 Feb 1636/37.

347. John FINNY [22116] (Elizabeth ALSTON147, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 23 Jul 1639.

348. William FINNY [22117] (Elizabeth ALSTON147, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was buried on 29 Mar 1636.

349. Richard SKYNNER [8181] (Margaret ALSTON148, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

350. Edward SKYNNER [8182] (Margaret ALSTON148, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

351. John SKYNNER [8183] (Margaret ALSTON148, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

General Notes: Uncertain see Alstoniana, not in grandfathers will

352. Margaret SKYNNER [8184] (Margaret ALSTON148, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

353. Samuel ALSTON (ALSTONE) [643] (John150, Thomas53, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 24 Sep 1669 in Gt Waldingfield SFK.

General Notes:
This entry in The Gt Waldingfield Register is under Alstone

354. John ALSTON (ALSTONE) [228] (John150, Thomas53, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 28 Feb 1670/71 in Gt Waldingfield SFK.

General Notes:
This entry in The Gt Waldingfield Register is under Alstone
Ref also John Alston [333] perhaps John Alston [16693] or did he settle in the USA ?

355. Edmund ALSTON [3452] (Edmund158, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 25 Jan 1642/43 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK and was buried on 22 Oct 1645 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK.

356. Edmund ALSTON of Rogers [3453] (Edmund158, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 21 Jul 1650 and was baptised on 31 Jul 1650 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK.

General Notes:
Edmund is described as "of Rogers" by Rev Thomas Alston of Assington in his Will. Edmund and his son Edmund were beneficiaries.

1691 Edmund is resident at Rogers.
1740 Rogers copyhold occupied by William French
Ref: The History of Rogers.

Will of Edmund and Jane perused 9/2000. 62pds to be paid to the Lord of Newton Hall for son Edmund (3459). Isaac (3458) provided for, no other beneficiaries.
ref. Film J545/45 Bodero 455 Bury St Edmunds PRO.

Quit Rents for the Manor of Coddenhall Michalmas 1688:
Edmund Alston of Newton for a tenament in Boxford land 6/1d
Ref. Bury R O 530/2 (a) & (b)

ALSTON v. HOVELL alias SMITH.
Bill 18 June 1692, by Edmund Alston of Newton, co. Suffolk, gent. v. John Hovell alias Smith.
Orator was seised of an estate of inheritance either in his own right or in right of Jane his wife in a messuage called the Crown, in Cleydon, and lands &c. in Claydon, Bayleham and Coddenham, co. Suffolk, in the occupation of John Hovell alias Smith of Barrham, said co., clerk, (and another) ; and agreed to sell the same to defendant for L80
The only copy of the agreement is in the hands of defendant, who refuses to allow Orator to have a sight of it, but has prepared the draught of a penal bond to compel conveyance to be made, though Orator is and has always been willing to make legal conveyance at any time.
Mitford. 531/48 1692
Alstoniana Pg 185

ESTWICK v. ALSTON.
Bill, 7 July 1699, by Esther Estwick of Hackney, co. Middx., widow, v. Edmund Alston, son of Edmund Alston, deceased, and John Cooke.
Complamant is possessed (under the will of Isaac Estwick, late of London, merchant) of lands &c., in Newton near Sudbury, Edwardstone and Waldingfield, co. Suffolk,
One parcel of land called the Slikett adjoins the defendant Alston's estate,. and John Cooke is tenant thereof; they conspire together to defraud complainant of the same
(by means not specified).
Mitford. 559/122. 1699.

ESTWICK v. ALSTON.
Esther Esthwick. widow, v. John Cooke and Edmund Alston, an infant (by his guardian).
Depositions taken at Sudbury, Suffolk, 31 January 1699. The suit relates to the possession of a small piece of land in Newton, with right of way ; the Alstones have held Roger's farm in Newton for three generations, Edmund Alstone, father, and Edmund Alstone, grandfather, of the defendant Edmund, having held it before him.
Collins. 63/10. 1699.
Alstoniana Pg 214 & 215

The Will of Edmund Alston of Newton in Suffolk
Dated 20th Nov. 1694.
I give to Jane my wife for her natural Life in lieu and full satisfaction of her dower and thirds all my freehold Messuages, Lands Tenements and Appurtenances lying in Newton, and Gt. Waldingfield and Boxford in Suffolk to keep in good repair and after her decease unto Edmund Al&on my son and his heirs.
I also give to Edmund Alston my son and his heirs the manors of Newton, Buttlers and Codnum Hall with this proviso
that the said Jane shall receive and take the Rents Issues and profits thereof for and towards the nourishing and bringing
up the said Edmund Alston and paying all Debts and keeping all premises in repair until my said son Edmund shall
attaine until the age of 24 years, or happen to be married allowing and paying to him or his Assignes out thereof L20 every
year, otherwise to Jane my wife and her heirs and assigns for ever.
I give to Dorothy Alston my Daughter all my Messuage Lands and Tenements situate in Edwardstone in Suffolk, But my desire is that my said daughter Dorothy and her guardian should permit and suffer the said Jane my wife to have and take so much of the first year's Rents and profits after my decease as by the judgment of John Cooke of Eclwardestone can conveniently be spared over and above the charges of maintaining my said daughter and putting all the bequeathed premises into good and Tenantable repair
If my said wife Jane shall deny or refuse my said Daughter Dorothy to have and hold all such things then I give them to Edmund my son when he come to the age of 21.
I give to the said Dorothy one Wainscotted Bedstead, one of the best feather bedds that lye upon the garrett in the house where I now live, one feather Bolster, two feather pillows, two Blanketts, one Coveriett, one pair of Sheets one pair of Pillow-beers., and foure Gold rings which were her mothers.
I also give unto Jane my wife all my Corne, Graine, Hay, Cattle, and Goods for payment of my Debts and Legacies
and I doe order that she pay thereout and out of the Annual profits of the Estate L30 per Annum
I give unto Jane my wife All my household goods (not before bequeathed) to make use of during her life and after her decease, and to my wife's Son Isaac one Silver Tankard marked W.M.N. and seven Silver Spoones and to my Son Edmund my Watch and one Silver porringer and all my other Plate and other household goods which I had before the Inter-marriage with the said Jane my wife, to him the said Edmund, and all other household goods which I had by the said Jane my wife mentioned in a schedule hereunto annexed I give to be parted equally between the said Isaac and Edmund.
If she the said Jane shall happen to marry again I doe give and order that she give security to the Trustees and supervisors of this my will. If she neglect or refuse then to the said Isaac and Edmund so soon as she the said Jane shall marry again.
I give to Jonas Worly of Witham in Essex and John Cooke of Edwardstone in Suffolk 40s. each
I do nommate the said Jonas Worly and John Cooke supervisors of this my will.
I do order that my son Edmund be brought up according to these directions
I appoint the said Jane my wife sole executrix.
In witness whereof I have to each sheet of paper put my hand and seal.
EDMUND ALSTON.
Witnesses : Daniel Barnard, Samuel English, Kath. Key.
Probate of will granted 26th Feby 1695 to Edmund and Isaac Alston.
Here follows the Schedule or Inventory of the household goods which Jane the wife of Edmund Alston, of Newton, had
before her inter-marriage with her husband, and to which his last will and testament doth refer.
Alstoniana pg 159

Edmund married Mary [3454]. Mary was buried on 23 Sep 1680 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 541 M    i. Edmund ALSTON [3455] was baptised on 12 Oct 1677 in Newton SFK and was buried on 18 Oct 1678 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK.

+ 542 F    ii. Dorothy ALSTON [3456] was baptised on 12 Oct 1677 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK and was buried on 26 Nov 1678 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK.

Edmund next married Jane [3457] on 3 Sep 1684 in St James Colchester ESS. Jane died in 1695 1696.

General Notes:
The Will of Jane Alston of Newton Widow
Dated 19th April 1695
Relict and Sole Executrix of Edmund Alston of Newton aforesaid Gent.
TO Mrs. Francis Cooke wife to John Cook of Edwardestone my executor my Side Saddle Bridle, whipp and with all the
furniture and appurtenances
All the rest of my Goods Chattells Rings, Cattle, Corne, Graine, Hay, and all my personal Estate, to make Sale of
them for Value he can get and the sum of 40s. as a legacy
TO Mr.Jonas Worley, Clerke, my brother in law 40s. as a legacy.
Also to Mr. Richard Cooke L100, lent to my late husband-out of the said Sale.
Also pay and satisfy to the Lord of the Manor of Newton Hall L62 as demanded for a fine upon my Son Edmund Alstone's admittance to lands and Tenements of the Said Manor.
And for the probate and performance of this my will I give and bequeath any overplus unto Isaac my Son with increase (if any) at the age of 21
I appoint John Cook Executor of this my last will
To my brother in law Mr. Jonas Worley to be guardian of my two Sons Isaac and Edmund Alston during their minorityes, or if he refuse to do so ; John Cooke to be their guardian
JANE ALSTON
And the said Testatrix did order out of her estate 20s. to the poore of the Parish of Newton.
Signed by Susan Ware Margaret Tiffen Elizabeth fforby Samuel English aud Katherine Eage (her mark).
Proved 26th February 1695 by John Cooke Executor
Cresswell Notes she refers to two sons only, and to them as minors.
her husbands will suggests suggests Janes first husband was Isaac Alston he refers to his wife's son Isaac.

Jane Alston of Newton next Sudbury.
26th Feby 1695-6
Administration granted to Edmund Alston of the same and John Cooke excrs.
Alstoniana Pg 159


Children from this marriage were:

+ 543 M    i. Edward ALSTON of Lavenham Hall. [3459] was baptised on 4 Aug 1685 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK and was buried on 6 Sep 1753 in Lavenham SFK.

+ 544 M    ii. Joseph ALSTON [3465] was baptised on 7 Mar 1686/87 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK and was buried on 21 Feb 1687/88.

+ 545 M    iii. Joseph ALSTON (AUSTIN) [3466] was baptised on 16 Apr 1691 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK.

+ 546 F    iv. Joan ALSTON [3467] was baptised on 21 Jul 1689 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK and was buried on 24 Jul 1689 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK.

357. Rachel ALSTON [3468] (Edmund158, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 6 Apr 1638 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK.

Rachel married DAWSON [3469].

The child from this marriage was:

+ 547 F    i. Sarah DAWSON [3470] .

358. Judith ALSTON [3471] (Edmund158, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised 16 Jan 1639/40-1641 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK.

General Notes:
Judith was mentioned in her fathers will.

Judith married Francis GOODRIDGE of Newton [3472] on 27 May 1662 in Edwardstone SFK.

General Notes:
They were married by licence.

359. Sarah ALSTON [3473] (Edmund158, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 17 Dec 1646 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK and was buried on 24 Oct 1685 in Edwardstone SFK.

General Notes:
Sarah and her children were mentioned in her fathers will.

Sarah married Robert PONDER of Boxford [3474] on 19 Apr 1666 in Edwardstone SFK.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 548 M    i. Robert PONDER [3475] .

+ 549 M    ii. Edmund PONDER [3476] .

+ 550 M    iii. Samuel PONDER [3477] .

+ 551 F    iv. Sarah PONDER [3478] was buried on 24 Oct 1685 in Edwardstone SFK.

360. Mary SEWELL [11578] (Mary ALSTON159, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born about 1637.

General Notes:
Mary inherited L300 at the death of her father

361. Thomas SEWELL [11574] (Mary ALSTON159, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in 1639 in Sudbury SFK, was baptised in 1640 in Gt Henny ESS, died on 15 May 1707 at age 68, and was buried in 1707 in St Mary Gt Henny.

General Notes:
Thomas at his fathers death is under the age of 21, he inherits Guyblons' together with various other properties in Great Henny, Little Henny and Middleton.

Research Notes:
Thomas was aged 61 at his death according to the gravestone (one of four) in the Nave of Saint Mary the Virgin's church in Great Henny. These gravestones include a coat of arms but there is no grant of arms recorded at the College of Heralds. The Latin inscription on this tomb translates as 'here lies the son, the father, the grandfather and the great grandfather'. So this means that John [11583] is buried there but not John [11586] indicating although he had property in Henny he did not necessarily live there.
Sewells owned land in nearby Halstead as early as 1395 (Duchy of Lancaster Court Rolls Bundle 123 No 1859) did the Sewells at Henny come from there as they also owned land in Halstead.
Ref: Rosemary Woodbridge-Smith.

Will on this file to be transcribed 2014

His birthplace is uncertain

Thomas married Alice BEAUMONT [11610], daughter of Joseph BEAUMONT [11611], on 5 Jun 1672 in Layham SFK. Alice was born in 1648 in Gt Henny ESS and died after 1705.

Research Notes:
Alice is placed in this family by Morants 'Antiquities of Essex'

Her Will is signed in 1705


Children from this marriage were:

+ 552 M    i. Thomas SEWELL [11612] was born in 1670 in Gt Henny ESS, died on 21 Sep 1727 in Gt Henny ESS at age 57, and was buried in St Mary Gt Henny ESS.

+ 553 M    ii. Joseph SEWELL [11613] was born about 1672 in Gt Henny ESS, was baptised in 1672 in Gt Henny ESS, and was buried on 5 Jul 1720 in St Andrew Gt Cornard.

+ 554 M    iii. Beaumont SEWELL [11614] was born about 1678 and was buried on 7 Jul 1739 in Gt Henny ESS.

+ 555 F    iv. Mary SEWELL [11615] was born in 1674 in Gt Henny ESS, died on 17 Apr 1745 in Sudbury SFK at age 71, and was buried on 17 Apr 1745 in Gt Cornard SFK.

+ 556 F    v. Alice SEWELL [11616] was born about 1675 in Gt Henny ESS.

+ 557 F    vi. Anne SEWELL [19590] was born about 1675 in Gt Henny ESS.

+ 558 F    vii. Elizabeth SEWELL [19594] was born about 1684 in Gt Henny ESS and died before 1734.

362. John SEWELL [11575] (Mary ALSTON159, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born about 1640 in Gt Henny ESS.

General Notes:
John is under the age of 21 at his father death, he inherits land in Otten Belchamp.

Research Notes:
Alternative birth abt1640 Sudbury, the Sudbury and Gt Henny families may be confused in this record 2014

John married Anne STANEWAY [19587].

The child from this marriage was:

+ 559 M    i. John SEWELL [19588] was born about 1660.

363. Elizabeth SEWELL [11579] (Mary ALSTON159, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born about 1644 in Sudbury SFK.

General Notes:
Elizabeth inherited L300 at the death of her father, that she was born in Sudbury is unproven

364. Benjamin SEWELL [11577] (Mary ALSTON159, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born about 1646 in Sudbury SFK.

General Notes:
Benjamin is under age 21 at his fathers death he inherits land in Great and Little Cornard Suffolk.

That he was born in Sudbury is unproven

365. Parnell SEWELL [6000] (Mary ALSTON159, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born about 1648 in Sudbury SFK and died after 1661.

General Notes:
Parnell inherited L300 at the death of her father.
That she was born in Sudbury is unproven.
Her Will is dated 1661.

Research Notes:
Parnell is the 7 times Gt Grandmother of Richard Smith in the UK:
Address
or
Tigh an Iasgair
Street of Kincardine
Boat of Garten
Inverness-shire
PB24 3BY

Parnell married William SADLER of Gt Horkesley [11609] about Jan 1663/64 in Gt Henny ESS. William was born in Lt Horkesley ESS, was baptised in 1635 in Lt Horkesley ESS, and died in 1712 in Lt Horkesley ESS at age 77.

366. Edmund SEWELL [11576] (Mary ALSTON159, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born about 1650 in Gt Henny ESS.

General Notes:
Edmund is under the age of 21 at his father death, he inherits land in Great Henny and Alphamstone.

Research Notes:
Alternative birth abt 1650 Sudbury, the Sudbury and Gt Henny families may be confused in this record 2014

367. Robert SEWELL [11580] (Mary ALSTON159, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born about 1655.

General Notes:
Robert is under age 21 at his fathers death he inherits land in West Mersey.

Robert married Rebecca SMITH [19566] in 1655 in St Peter Sudbury SFK. Rebecca was born about 1630.

368. Ellen ALSTON [2773] (Samuel161, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 31 Aug 1641 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK.

General Notes:
CHESTER'S LONDON MARRIAGE LICENCES, 1521-1869.
London, Quaritch 1887. ALSTON.
Giles Duncombe, of the Inner Temple, gent., Bucks ., gent., and bachelor, 22, son of John Duncombe, of Winghoe Aston, co. and ELLINOR ALSTON, spinster, 18, dau. of Samuel Alston and Ellinor his wife, of Newton, co. Suffolk, gent., who consents, at St. Gregory, London, 21 Nov., 1660.

Ellen was living 24 Feb 1685-6.

Ellen married Giles DUNCOMBE Esq [2776] on 21 Nov 1660 in St Gregory London.

General Notes:
Giles Duncombe of the Inner Temple Gent., batch., 22 son of John Duncombe of Ivinghoe, Aston Bucks., Gent., & Ellinor Alston, spinster, 18 dau. of Samuel Alston and Ellinor his wife of Newton SFK Gent., who consents; at St Gregorys London. 21 Nov 1660



369. Samuel ALSTON [2765] (Samuel161, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 14 Dec 1643 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK.

General Notes:
Samuel was left a life interest in his fathers Capital messuage called Deans in Newton, it was then to pass to his son Samuel.

It appears Samuel son of Samuel son of Edmund had a wife Judith see below!
Was this Samuel [392] married to Judith [393] son Samuel 1680? OR was he Samuel Alston of London [7284]

See also unproven Trees with Samuel married to a Susanna Stocke?

HUTCHINSON v. ALSTON.
Depositions : Richard Hutchinson the elder and younger, v. Samuel Alston and Judith his wife, Samuel Alston their son, (and others) and Edw. Alston, clerk.
The interrogatories only are here ; the suit relates to right of common, &c., on Newton Green, near Sudbury, co. Suffolk ; the father of the elder Alston defendant, viz : Samuel Alston, deceased, was tenant in the manor of Newton Hall. The 20th interrogatory refers to an indenture of 4 Dec. 1639, between Isaac Crewe of Lavenham on the 1st part, Edmund Alston the elder of Newton, gent., of the second part, and Samuel Alston, gent., his second son, as to the uses of a recovery lately had of a tenement called Deans in Newton, &c., &c., viz : to the use of the said Edmund for life, with remainder to his said son Samuel. Edward Alston was brother of the said Samuel.
Bridges. 544. 1690(?)

HUTCHINSON v, ALSTON.
The further answer, dated 8 July 1691, of Bernard Carter, gent., and Edward Allston, clerk, two of the defendants to the complaint of Richard Hutchinson the elder Esq. and others.
The defendent Carter has read over all court rolls and deeds to which he has access relating to the premises mentioned in the bill, and finds that Edmund Alston decd., one of the sons of Samuel Alston in the bill named, granted a lease of a parcel of land in Newton co. Suffolk, to Thomas Carter in June 1687, his title to which was derived from the will of the said Samuel Alston, which defendant believes was proved at Bury St. Edmund's. Searching among his deeds this defendant found an old one dated 20 October 14 Elizabeth, wherein one Roger Warren granted several lands and tenements in Newton to one Edward Alstone of Edwardstone, co. Suffolk ; he has also found an old will dated 22 April 1631 [2804] made by Samuel Alston, uncle, he believes, of the said Samuel in the bill mentioned, in which are several bequests of land in Newton.
Bridges, 107. 1691.
Alstoniana Pg 211

HUTCHINSON v. ALSTON.
Depositions of witnesses taken at Sudbury in Suffolk 6 April 1692, being answers to the interrogatories preserved
in Bridges 544 q.v.
Richard Hutchinson the younger is lord of the manor of Newton Hall.
Samuel Alston decd., father and grandfather of the two defendants Samuel, was known to John Balls of Newton, a deponent, for forty years and upwards as an inhabitant of Newton, and tenant of several messuages, &c., in the parish of Newton Hall ; he has been dead about three or four years past, and was buried in Newton parish church.
Mr. Edward Alston, brother of the deceased Samuel, was a copyhold tenant of the said manor for 40 years and upwards: and during that time was an inhabitant of Newton parish. Mr. Thomas Alston is now tenant of Newton Hall.
A parcel of land in Newton called Bansilers, formerly the land of the said Samuel Alston deed,, descended on his death to his daughter Dorothy, one of the defendants, now wife of Henry Stilleman. This land and other parcels were the proper inheritance of the said Samuel.
Thomas Alston of Newton, co. Suffolk, gent., aged 41, is a
deponent ; he has known the manor of Newton for nearly 40 years past.
Samuel's death was returned at a court held for the manor of Newton Hall on or about 5 Feb. 1689/90;. Edward Alston decd. was deponent's father, and died about two years since at Newton.
Bridges. 551. 1692

HUTCHINSON v. ALSTON.
Viz : Richard Hutchinson the elder, v. Edward Alston, clerk, Henry Stilleman and Dorothy his wife, Samuel Alston and Judith (sic) his wife, Samuel their son, Samuel Goldsmith and Thomas Hamond.
The suit relates to rights in Newton Green, possessed by the inhabitants of Newton.
Depositions taken at the Saracen's Head, Newton, 19 October 1692
Edward Alston, gent., deed. used to live on Newton Green.
There are no Alston deponents.
Mitford. 649. 1692.
Alstoniana Pg 212

Samuel married Judith [7296].

The child from this marriage was:

+ 560 M    i. Samuel ALSTON [391] was baptised on 5 Sep 1680 in St Giles Cripplegate London.

370. Edmund ALSTON of Surrey [2769] (Samuel161, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 11 May 1647 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK, was baptised on 16 May 1647 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK, and died after 1689.

General Notes:
ALSTON v. COYSH (or COSH).
Bill, 3 November 1687, by Edmund Alston of . . . . . co. Surrey, gent., and Jane his wife, late wife of Robert Sewell, late of London, Esq. decd., v. Sarah Cosh and James Gosh.
By indenture dated 25 and 26 July 1664, in consideration of a marriage then shortly to be had between the said
Robert and Jane, daughter of Bruice Ryves, D.D. (to which indenture John Ryves of London, merchant, was a party) the said Robert settled property in Braintree, Essex, to provide a jointure for the said Jane. But one Elisha Coysh Dr. of Physic, with others unknown, have conspired to defraud said Jane of her jointure, and prevailed with
the said Sewell to mortgage or demise the said property to him for a long term of years.
Sewell died in or about une 1686.
Defendants are wife an if son of the said Elisha decd.
Mitford. 390/4. 1687.
Alstoniana Pg 183

Part of the Will of Edmund Alston 1689
In one name of God Amen I Edmund Alston of Lambeth in the county of Surrey Gent being in health of body and of sound memory praise be to God make this my last Will and Testament in manner following (viz) Imprimis I give and bequeath unto William Curd of Newton in the county of Suffolk single man and unto his heirs and assigns for ever all those three Messuages or tenements now or late in the several occupations of William Woolaston Frances Saurer and John Vintior? with all the yards and appurtenances whatsoever to them or any of them belonging or appleyning situate lying and being in Newton aforesaid upon the condition that the said William Curd his heirs or assigns do pay to the executrix of this my will upon demand the sum of seven and twenty pounds and nineteen shillings of lawful money of England in part towards the payment of fifty pounds of like money which I have agreed with Samuel Alston my brother to pay in and to of such monies as are due to Dr Trumbal upon a mortgage which was made to him by my late lamented father Samuel Alston deceased. And for default of payment of the said seven and twenty pounds and nineteen shillings by the said William Curd his heirs or asigns upon demand Then I give the said three messuages or tenements and other the premises with their appurtenances unto Jane by loving wife her executors administrators and assigns in trust and to the intent and purpose that the said Jane her executors administrators and assigns as soon as may be after my decease may sell the said three messuages or tenements and other the premises to the best advantage that may be and use an imploy the moneys arising upon sale thereof and the rents arising before sale thereof (if any further shall be) towards the repayment of the aforesaid sum of fifty pounds. Item I give and bequeath unto Bernard Carter of Sudbury in the county of Suffolk gent and his heirs and assigns for ever all that piece or parcel of arable copyhold land lying in Newton aforesaid and abutting westward upon the Kings Highway leading from Newton Green to Cornard Heath containing by estimation three acres be it more all less holden of the Lord of the Manor of Buttlers by occupy of court roll with all and singular the rights members and appurtenances thereto belonging or appleying upon condition that the said Bernard Carter his heirs or asigns do pay to the executrix of this my Will her executors administrators or asigns the sum of two and thirty pounds of lawful money of England upon demand (or any further other sum as my said executrix her executors administrators or assigns shall be fully satisfied with and I Will that out of the moneys which shall be paid by the said Bernard Carter to his heirs executors or assigns the moneys which shall arise of the aforesaid three messauges or tenements shall be made up fifty pounds and shall be used for the satisfying and repaying the aforesaid fifty pounds which I have agreed as aforesaid to pay according to the due intent and meaning of my beforementioned agreement with my said brother Samuel Alston also performing what was agreed upon on his part for the benefit of my as executors and assigns and all the residue and surplus of such monies as aforesaid I give to the said Jane my wife and my child which she is now with. And in case the said Bernard Carter his heirs or assigns refuse to pay the aforesaid sum of two and thirty pounds (or such other some as shall be satisfactory to the executrix of this may will or her . . . . .


Precis of the Will of Edmund Alston of Lambeth, gentleman
Dated 16 Nov 1687
To William Curd of Newton, Suffolk, bachelor three messuages now or late in the occupation of William Woolaston, Francis Spencer and John Vintner paying L27 19s towards the L50 I have agreed with Samuel Alston my brother to pay of money due to (Dr) Trumbal on mortgage made to him by my late father Samuel Alston, deceased and for default said three messuages to my wife Jane Alston in trust to sell same to pay the L50;
To Bernard Carter of Sudbury, Suffolk, gentleman parcel of copyhold land in Newton abutting westward on the road from Newton Green to Cornard Heath (3 acres) held of manor of Buttlers paying exec. L32 to be used to satisfy the L50 above and residue to my wife and child she carries; to my wife after death of my uncle Hamlet Fryar half of right by will of my grandmother Ellen Fryar, deceased and will of brother Fryar Alston deceased reversion of land to child my wife pregnant with; half all messuage in Newton copyhold and freehold to my wife, exec. and other half to child my wife pregnant with . . . . .
Edmund Alston
Witnesses: Edward Alston; John Weeding (X); Amy Jeale; Joseph Wyatt
Proved: 1 Feb 1688/9 to exec. [DW/PA/5/1689/2] (L66 11s 6d)
Court Surrey Archdeaconry Court Volume title Volume 22 Unregistered wills 1680-1689 Abstract reference SW/22_844
Surrey & South London Will Abstracts, 1470-1856 - Findmypast.

Edmund married Jane RYVES [7250], daughter of Bruice RYVES D.D. [7251], on 2 Jul 1687 in St Katherine by the Tower LND.

Research Notes:
Name:Edmond Alston
Event Date:2 Jul 1687
Parish:Lambeth
Spouse's Name:Jane Sewell
London and Surrey, England, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1597-1921
Reference Number:MS9664
http://interactive.ancestry.co.uk

Name:Edmond Alston
Marriage Date:2 Jul 1687
Parish:Collegiate Church of St Katherine by the Tower
County:London
Borough:City of London
Spouse:Joane Sewell
Record Type:Marriage
Register Type:Parish Register
London, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812
http://interactive.ancestry.co.uk/1624/31281_A101741-00017/7221294?backurl=http%3a%2f%2fsearch.ancestry.co.uk%2fcgi-bin%2fsse.dll%3findiv%3d1%26db%3dLMAearlyparish%26rank%3d1%26new%3d1%26MSAV%3d1%26msT%3d1%26gss%3dangs-d%26gsfn%3dEdmond%26gsln%3dAlston%26dbOnly%3d_F0005A49%257c_F0005A49_x%252c_F00058A6%257c_F00058A6_x%26uidh%3da12%26pcat%3d34%26fh%3d0%26h%3d7221294%26recoff%3d14%2b15%26ml_rpos%3d1&ssrc=&backlabel=ReturnSearchResults
BOONE v. SEWELL alias ALSTON.
Answer, 26 January 1694/5:, of Jane Sewell alias Alston, widow, one of the defendants to the complaint of Mary Boone, widow.
In March 1689 complainant, by the name of Jane Sewell, mortgaged certain interests in the manor of Boyton Hall (held for defendant in trust by one Richard Goodall under lease from the Dean and Chapter of St. Paul's) to complainant for L700. Several years before defendant had made a lease of the same to Richard French for 12
years, at a rent of L105.
She confesses she failed to redeem the mortgage in the stipulated time.
Collins. 382. 1694/5
Alstoniana Pg 214

371. Edward ALSTON [2770] (Samuel161, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 10 Mar 1647/48, was baptised on 25 Mar 1648 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK, died on 21 Nov 1653 at age 5, and was buried on 23 Nov 1653 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK.

Research Notes: Researcher unsure name was Edward or Edmund as the old register was abbreviated and the writing poor.

372. Rachael ALSTON [2774] (Samuel161, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 18 Apr 1651 and was baptised on 27 Apr 1651.

General Notes:
CHESTER'S LONDON MARRIAGE LICENCES, 1521-1869.
London, Quaritch 1887. ALSTON.
Samuel Goldsmith, of St. Andrew, Holborn, gent., bachelor, about 22, and Mrs. Rachaell Alston, of the same, spinster, about 17, consent of father, Samuel Alston, gent, at St. Giles's in the Fields, 17 Dec.,1666.

Rachael was living 24 Feb 1685-6.

Rachael married Samuel GOLDSMITH Esq [2775] on 17 Dec 1666 in St Giles in the Fields.

General Notes: Samuel was of St Andrew Holborn at his marriage he was single aged about 22

373. Parnell ALSTON [2777] (Samuel161, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 31 Mar 1653, was baptised on 17 Apr 1653, and died before 1699.

General Notes:
Marriage was by Licence issued,
8 Oct 1684 Thomas Hammond salter of St Catherines London single man & Parnell Alston of Newton single woman. Bondsman Moses Coe of Hadleigh Clerk.

Parnell Hammond als Alston wife of Thomas 1699 - A6 29 146
Wills/Probates Archdeaconry of Suffolk - NZSOG Library 2007



Parnell married Thomas HAMMOND of St Catherine LND [2778], son of William HAMMOND of Ufford, Gent. [4562] and Hannah VILLERS of Loudham Pettestree Suffolk. [4563], on 9 Oct 1684 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK. Thomas was born in 1662.

General Notes:
Thomas was a citizen of St Catherines London, salter.

Research Notes:
Thomas Hammond a Salter a citizen of London art 25an 1687 of Ufford, co Suffolk, 25Nov 1722 when he made will Cur. E P Norwich. Probate 30 Sept 1725.


The child from this marriage was:

+ 561 M    i. William HAMMOND [22106] .

374. Elizabeth ALSTON [2779] (Samuel161, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 20 Dec 1654, was baptised on 21 Dec 1654 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK, and was buried on 5 Sep 1666 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK.

375. Dorothy ALSTON [2780] (Samuel161, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 3 Nov 1657 and was baptised on 3 Nov 1657 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK.

General Notes:
Married by licence issued,
Archdeaconry of Sudbury Lic. No 90
22 Jan 1685/6. Henry Stilleman of Colchester gent widower & Dorothy Alston of Newton single woman.

Essex Record Office
MISCELLANEOUS ESSEX DOCUMENTS
Series Manor of Matching Barns and Brent Hall in Hatfield Broad Oak
Reference Code D/DC/5/7
Dates of Creation 11 Feb., 1685/6
Scope and Content Marriage settlement, for L400. (i) Stilleman of Colchester, grocer, to (ii) Edward Alston of Boxford (co. Suff.), clothier, and Jn. Stilleman of Colchester, woolendraper, on marriage of (i) to (iii) Dorothy Alston of Newton, Suffolk, spinster, [daughter of Samuel Alston of Newton, gent.].

Capital messuage divided into six small tenements in Angel Lane, alias Weststockwell Street in Parish of St. Martin, Colchester, in occupation on Jn. Horne, Richard Sidy, Jn. Godard, Jn. Raby and Hy. S. Stored at E.R.O. Colchester Branch

Dorothy married Henry STILLMAN Gent [2781] on 11 Feb 1685/86 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK.

General Notes:
Henry was a widower of Colchester.

376. Fryer ALSTON [2771] (Samuel161, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in Jan 1659/60 in Newton SFK, was baptised on 23 Jun 1660 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK, died in Sep 1683 in Newton SFK at age 23, and was buried in Sep 1683 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK.

General Notes:
THE WILL of FRYER ALSTON of NEWTON Gent.
Dated 15th September 1683.
I give my brother Samuel Alston L5
I give my sister the wife of Giles Duncombe 20/-
I give to Rachel Goldsmith 20/-
I give to my sister Parnell Alston L10
I give to Dorothie Alston L5
I give to Frier (Fryer) Goldsmith L8
I give to my father Mr Samuel Alston, my best clothes, my sword, 3 periwigs, 2 hats all my books except my Bible which I give to my sister Dorothy Alston.
To my brother Edmond Alston my moneys,bills,bonds and all my other goods to pay all my debts, funeral expenses &c- and appoint him sole executor.
Signed: Frier (Fryer) Alston.
Witnesses: Katherine Merrydale, Parnell Hall, Elizabeth Carter, Mary Carter.
Proved: 15th October 1683 by Edmond Alston executor named in will
Page 120 Alstoniana
Drax 110



377. Rev Edward ALSTON B.D. [3482] (Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 12 Nov 1643 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK, died on 18 Feb 1721/22 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK at age 78, and was buried on 23 Feb 1721/22 in Newton SFK.

General Notes:
Edward was educated at Colchester & Felstead, he was Adm penns (age 16) at Sidney College Camb. 5 Mar 1660-1 Matric 1661-2; BA 1664-5; MA 1668; BD 1675; He was rector and patron of Newton 1683, Rector of Brantham 1679 with the Chapel of East Bergholt. Taxor 1673; Perhaps Rector of Layer Marney ESS 1695** (Suff. Man. Fam. I. 176)
** Refer Edward Alston 3236.

ALSTON (EDWARD), B.A., from Sidney, Sussex, Coll. Cambridge, 1665 ; M.A. 1668 ; (Incorp. 1669) B.D. 1675. Brother of Charles, Archdeacon of Middlesex. Admitted to Gray's Inn 1662; Rector of Brantham, Suffolk, 1679, of Newton, juxta Sudbury, 1683.
Fosters Alumni Oxoniensis 1891

EAST BERGHOLT TOWN BOOK BEGINS 21 ELIZ. 1579.
1701: There was divers loose pieces of Brass in the town chest wch together weighed 80 lb. and odd wch were ordered by ye visitors to be sold and with the money a Comunion Salver to be bought for the use of the Church and accordingly there was a Salver bought and now put into the town chest weight eight ounces three quarters wth this inscription "Edward Alston B.D. Rect. & Mr. John Leech & Mr. John Parker Churchwardens of the Parish of East Bergholt in Suffolk Anno Domini 1701." There were 30 pieces of brass.

BITS ABOUT BERGHOLT, by Villager, "December 11 1874 - Mr Wellbank (an unpopular incumbent) was followed by Mr. Edward Alstone a very different man. He seems to have been popular in the parish and many of the town meetings were held at the Rectory.
In January 24th 1681 we found him obliging his neighbour the Rector of Wenham Magna by officiating at a funeral in his stead. Very graphically did he describe the various persons whose names he entered in the register making such notes as these "an almsman, a weaver, a Town charge, a vagrant of Gravesend, a poor chairmaker, a knacker, a compter, a great town charge and a Potash maker."
He was required in some cases to state whether persons were possessed of L600 or not and very quaintly does he record of Henry Godfrey that "he was not worth 6 farthings as he saith."
In 1683 he recorded the baptism of his child Nicholas son of Edward Alston by Frances his wife, at church.
In 1658 an Act was passed for the encouragement of the woollen trade which ordered that all the dead should be shrouded in woollen stuffs. It was this act to which Pope refers in the well known lines
"Odious in woollen twould a saint provoke
Were the last words that poor Narcissa spoke."
On March 28 1687 we find "This is a true account of all the Burials in East Bergholt the last year past and that the several persons were buried in woollen and affidavit made of the same (except John Matthews and Ann wife of Joseph Clark who were punished according to the Statute).
Ita testatar
Signed:Edward Alston (Rector)

Title Feoffment of Cowpasture in East Bergholt to new trustees
12 Apr 1683.
Description John Maxey, Holton, gent, to Nathaniel Parker, Henry Parker, Edward Alston, rector of East Bergholt, John Hammond, Joseph Gullifer, Richard Mitchell, William Browne, William Ellis, Robert Woodgate, Richard Mitchell junior, Edward Lewis, John Leech, Robert Fenn and Thomas Partridge
Suffolk Record Office Reference EG3/L/2/4/3

In 1701 the Rev. Edward Alston officiated at a strange sort of wedding. Anxious to prevent two paupers from obtaining a settlement here, the town overseers determined to pay for their marriage and removal to Ramsey the following expenses:
Paid to Mr. Alston for a licence and marriage of Katherin Harmon 23s. 6d.
Paid more to the King's Duty 2s. 6d.
More to Parkin's (the Clark) 6d.
More to two horses journey to carry them to Ramsey 3s.
Alstoniana Pg 362

Edward Alston Dates: 1701-1725 Title: Reverend, Rector of Brantham, Suffolk Occupation: cleric(a) Gender: Male Occupation:
Occupation: cleric
Education: B.D
Clerical Office: Rector of Brantham, Suffolk
Source Date: 1714 Source Info:
Subscribed to An attempt towards recovering an account of the numbers and sufferings of the clergy of the church of England who were sequester'd, harass'd, &c. . . . . . in the . . . . . times of the great rebellion, occasion'd by the ninth chapter . . . . . of Dr. Calamys Abridgement of the life of Mr. Baxter, 1714, WALKER, John. London
Subject: history
Ancestry Directories

ALSTON v. HOVELL.
Bill, 24 June 1706, by Edward Allston of East Bergholt, co. Suffolk v. Dorothy Reynolds and James Hovell.
The defendant Dorothy Reynolds of Ipswich, co. Sussex, widow, daughter of . . . . . Newton of East Bergholt widow, has for several years last past consulted with Orator as to the management of her affairs. The suit relates only to the purchase by said Dorothy of some lands in Suffolk and Essex, when complainant acted as her security.
Hamilton, 12/49. 1706.
Alstoniana Pg 192
Placement of this is uncertain 2004

CHAPLIN v. ALSTON.
Bill, 13 March 1703/4, by Joseph Chaplin, citizen and wine cooper of London, and Mercy his wife, sister and administratrix of Henry Parker the younger of East Bargeholt, co. Suffolk, gent., decd., who was son and heir of Henry Parker of Gray's Inn, co. Midd., Esq., and Anne his wife, v. Edward Alston, clerk, rector of Brantham-cum.
Bargeholt.
Henry Parker the elder presented the defendant to the said living, upon condition he should not accept of any other to hold jointly with it. His son Henry inherited the advowson, and died unmarried at East Bargeholt, 23 April 1701. On the following day the defendant came to the house where he died, and desired to know wherein he could be serviceable to Oratrix, she thinking her brother might have left some will among his writings, ordered all the papers and
writings in the house to be laid before the defendant, and he had them in his inspection and custody for some hours, when he said he could not find any will, and went away. And about two months after the said Alston again looked through the same papers, and some others which had been found in the meanwhile. After taking out letters of administration, orators find that several securities are missing, among them the bond given by the defendant on his
presentation for fulfilment of the above condition ; it is supposed these are in Alston's possession, but he denies it, sometimes also denying the fact of his having had access to the papers.
Edward Alston, in his answer, says he was presented to the living by Henry Parker senior, about January 1678/9, on the recommendation of one Mrs. Gurdon, sister of the said Henry ; but he denies he ever gave, or was required to give a bond as alleged. Mr. Parker desired him to preach an approbation sermon, which he accordingly did in the church of St. Dunstan, Fleet Street, London. He had to pay about L44 for his predecessor's arrears of tithes and
procurations, and about L150 for the finishing of the parsonage house.
He inspected the papers as requested, but always in the presence of the said Mercy and others.
Collins. 397/36. 1703/4.
Alstoniana Pg 216

THE WILL of REV EDWARD ALSTON B.D.
Dated 3 October 1719
Parson of Parish of Brantham with the Chapel of East Berghold co. Suffolk Diocese of Norwich, also Patron and Rector of the Parsonage of Newton near Sudbury co. Suffolk.
I desire to be buried in the Chancel of the parich church of Newton near Sudbury as near my wife as may be.
I give to my eldest son Thomas Alston my messuage and lands in Boxford and Groton with Gents or Parsons Meadow given me by my grandfather Weatherel, also 4 acres of meadow ground lying in Fryers meadow Sudbury and Great Cornard, also my messuage and lands belonging to my farm in Assington Newton and Cornard called the Spite house now in the possession of John Creswell, he to pay my executors L150 with interest, according to the mortgage given by him and his wife Mary, also to said son Thomas my messuage and farm in Botishal Cambridgshire which I had with his mother.
I give to my son William and his heirs the advowson of the rectory of Newton, of
which I am at present, the incumbent and which I lately purchased.
I give to my son Nicholas L100 and to Edward his eldest son, my grandson and godson my largest and best silver tankard
I give to Mary Alston the edlest daughter of my son Thomas a small diamond ring with a single stone.
I give to my son William and his heirs my freehold tenement in Newton.
I give to my youngest son Samuel and his heirs the White Lion Inn in Brantham, Suffolk with the orchard and all lands belonging hereto, also my copyhold messuage called Skinners in East Berghold with orchard close and houses, holden of the Manor of Old Hall.
I give also to Samuel L150 with lawful interest lent on mortgage to my son Thomas and the residue of my real and personal estate unbequeathed.
My son William to have all my divinity books, sermons and MSS, my physic books with my receipts relating to physic or surgery.
I give to my son Thomas all my law books.
I desire my son Samuel to pay to the poor of Brantham 20/- and East Bergholt 40/- and to Newton 40/- and I appoint him sole executor.
Signed: Edward Alston.
Witnesses John Simons, James Hare, John Hills.
Proved 13th May 1722.
Marlboro 88
Page 133 Alstoniana

Suffolk Man Family's i 176 puts Edwards death date at 18 Feb 1722 aged 79.

His ledger stone in the Chancel floor at Newton (1899) exhibits the Alston Arms - Azure 10 'etoiles 4 3 2 and 1 with helmet mantling and crest a crescent. There is an inscription "In memory of the Rev Edward Alston BD late of East Bergholt in this County, and Rector of this Parish, who died 18 Feb 1722 aged 79 years". Miss Ruth Alston has an old account book belonging to Edward (Alston Fenn 1965).

Newton Church.
Within the Communion rails on a black marble on the South side.
In Memory of
the Revd. Mr. Edward Alston, B.D.
late of East Bergholt in this County
and Rector of this Parish
who died 18 Feb. 1722
aged 79 years.
Alstoniana Pg. 269.

Edward may have lived at Brooks, Newton - research needed to confrm this.

Refer William Alston [2832]
Inscription on a Cup of Silver, Newton.
Huriat time populus vitam de sanguine sacro
Inflecto aeturnus quem fudit ouluere Christus
Dat Deo et Ecclesiae de Newton Edws Alston Rector.
Alstoniana Pg 360
Was Edward involved in gifting this chalice to All Saints Newton?
Plain Chalice 1638. Slightly bell shaped cup on baluster. Marked fully on the cup and with Lion passant on the foot. About 8 inches high. Maker S.A. in monogram. (J.P. 123 L15) Inscription - Hauriat hinc populus vitam de sanguine sacro. Inflicto aeternis quem fudit vulnere Cristus Dat Deo et Ecclesia de Newton Edrus Alston Rector. F.Q.E.A.
A "rough" translation is "Here the people drink deep of the life which the eternal Christ poured out in his sacred blood through his wounds"

Edward married Frances TABOR [3685] on 29 May 1679 in Newton SFK. Frances died before 3 Oct 1719.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 562 M    i. Rev Edward ALSTON [3686] was born on 1 Aug 1680, was baptised on 12 Aug 1680 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK, and died on 21 Jul 1705 at age 24.

+ 563 M    ii. Thomas ALSTON Surgeon [3699] was born in 1681, was baptised on 22 Aug 1681 in Newton SFK, died in Oct 1759 at age 78, and was buried on 28 Oct 1759 in Newton SFK.

+ 564 M    iii. Nicholas ALSTON [363] was baptised on 12 Oct 1682 in East Bergholt, Suffolk. UK and was buried on 2 May 1683 in Newton SFK.

+ 565 M    iv. Nicholas ALSTON [3700] was baptised on 20 Dec 1683 in East Bergholt, Suffolk. UK and was buried on 2 Jun 1742 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK.

+ 566 M    v. Rev William ALSTON M.A. [3688] was born on 6 Jan 1685/86, was baptised on 14 Jan 1685/86 in East Bergholt, Suffolk. UK, and was buried on 30 Aug 1761 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK.

+ 567 M    vi. Samuel ALSTON [3704] was born on 14 Jan 1686/87 in Newton SFK, was baptised on 25 Jan 1686/87 in East Bergholt, Suffolk. UK, died on 9 Oct 1752 at age 65, and was buried on 13 Oct 1752 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK.

378. Mary ALSTON [3487] (Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 31 Oct 1645, was baptised on 30 Nov 1645 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK, died on 8 Aug 1675 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK at age 29, and was buried on 10 Aug 1675 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK.

Mary married Charles ANDREWS of Sudbury [3488] on 11 Jun 1674 in Newton SFK.

379. Susan ALSTON [3489] (Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 19 Feb 1646/47 and was baptised on 27 Feb 1646/47 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK.

General Notes:
They were married by licence.

Susan married William COCKS of Sudbury [3490] on 11 Apr 1671 in Edwardstone SFK.

380. Thomas ALSTON [3483] (Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 2 Dec 1650 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK, was baptised on 13 Dec 1650 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK, and died on 14 Dec 1718 at age 68.

General Notes:
Thomas appears to have been the legatee of the Rev Thomas Alstons silver plate.

381. Rachel ALSTON [3491] (Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 10 Mar 1653/54, was baptised on 10 Mar 1653/54, and was buried on 16 Oct 1680 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK.

General Notes:
Rachel was unmarried

382. Isaac ALSTON [3484] (Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 7 Sep 1655, was baptised on 16 Sep 1655, and died on 29 Sep 1683 at age 28.

General Notes:
Deed of marriage settlement between Isaac Alston (son of Edward & Ann) and Jane Nunn widow of Claydon. Dated 24 Nov 1680 (Chas ii). ref Bury St Edmonds PRO 458/2/78.

Isaac married Jane NUNN [4566] about 1680.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 568 M    i. Isaac ALSTON [3458] was baptised on 13 Sep 1682 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK.


383. Samuel ALSTON of St Giles Mdx [3485] (Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 8 May 1657 and was baptised on 17 May 1657 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK.

General Notes:
Samuel was mentioned in the Rev Thomas Alston's will. Benefited L150 by his fathers will to which he was a witness.

FRYER v. ALSTON.
Bill, 24 Oct. 1698, by Elizabeth Fryer [7283], widow of Hamlett Fryer late of Colchester, yeoman, deed., v. Samuel Alston.
The said Hamlett made his will in 1697, leaving his property in Stansfield, co, Suffolk, to complainant for life, with remainder, half to her assigns, and half to his own right heirs. Samuel Alstone of London, merchant, is heir at law of the said Hamlett, and threatens to disturb complainant in possession, saying the said Hamlett was not of sound disposing mind.
In his answer, Samuel Alstone does not state his relationship to the deceased, but asserts his rights as in the bill.
Hamilton. 115/36. 1698.
Alstoniana Pg 214
THIS IS AN IMPORTANT SUIT IN IDENTIFYING THIS SAMUEL, DID HE HAVE A SON SAMUEL bap. ST GILES CRIPPLEGATE 1680?

ALSTON & another v. ALSTON.
Bill 12 December 1693, by Samuel Alston of London, merchant, Edmund Alston of London, mariner, (two of the children of Edward Alston late of Newton, co. Suffolk, gent. deed.) and Oliver Andrews of London, linendraper, son and executor of Charles Andrews, late of Sudbury, co. Suffolk, linendraper, v. Edward Alston, clerk, now Rector of Newton, and eldest son and executor of the said Edward Alston decd.
The said Edward decd. surrendered his copyhold lands &c. held of the manors of Newton Hall and Butler's in Newton, and Mr. Gurdon's manor in Assington, co. Suffolk (in which co. he also held freehold land) to the use of his will, which he made about 18 November 1680. He gave his plate and half his household stuff to his wife Anne for life, with remainder at her death equally between his sons now complainants, and all his lands to the defendant,
charged with the payment of L150 to the said Samuel and L60 to the said Edmund at their several ages of 24.
Isaac Alston, complainant's brother, who was to have had a share of the plate, died during his father's lifetime.
Their father died about 4 years since, when complainants were both over 24.
The complainant Edmund borrowed L43 of the said Oliver Andrews, giving his bond therefor to Charles Andrews
decd., and assigning his legacy as security.
The complainants cannot get payment of their legacies.
Mitford 531/48 1693

ALSTON v. ALSTON.
Answer, 8 February 1693, of Edward Alston, defendant to the above bill of complaint.
Defendant quotes the provisions of his father's will, which was proved in the Bishop of Norwich's court. The goods of deceased were appraised by Bernard Carter and John Cook at L141 9s. 1d. (a copy is attached.) Also a schedule of debts, among which are to Dr. Jorden, 10s. ; for wine at the funeral, L1 18s 0d ; for escutcheon, L1 5s 0d; for testator's coffin, L1 12s 6d ; to my brother Cook for physic and money lent, L11 15s 21/2d. ; to Mr. Chaplin, draper for the funeral, L15 10s 0d; expended in defending the testator's title to his lands before the defendant could administer, L23 0s 0 d ; for repairs of the tenement called Brookes, where the testator lived, before a tenant would take a lease,
L18 .
Testator left behind a number of debts and mortgages owing ; he owed Suzan Weatherall about L575 under two bonds, which the said Susan by her will gave to this defendant, and to his sister Mary, mother of the complainant Andrews, the said Suzan died in or about 1672.
The testator, on the marriage of his said daughter Mary, made a
mortgage of his copyhold lands holden of the manor of Newton Hall.
The payment of these and numbers of other debts have made it impossible to carry out all the bequests.
Mitford. 531/92. 1693/4 TNA C8/531/48
Alstoniana Pg 188

ALSTON & another v. BROWNE.
Bill, 25 November 1704, by Samuell Alston and Samuell Porter of London, merchants, v. Jane and Edward,Browne.
Orators and one John Fenn for several years before the year 1693 were co-partners in the way of merchandizing and factors for other merchants, and in the course of their business had occasion to borrow sums of money from several persons, especially L200 from the defendant Jane Browne, for which sum the Orators gave her a bond 9 June 1693. In consequence of losses by sea, &c, the firm became unable to pay their debts, and found on examination
they could not pay more than 7/- in the pound. The defendant Edward Browne, brother of Jane, was likewise their creditor, and agreed to the composition ; but he now joins with her, and they are prosecuting in the King's Bench for the full sum of the penalty of the bond.
Hamilton 623 1704
Alstoniana Pg 191

ALSTON v. FOOT & Another.
Bill, 17 September 1713, by Samuel Alston of London, packer, v. John Foot and Benjamin Howell.
The Suit relates merely to transactions arising out of a loan of L200 by the complainant to John Foot of London, factor.
Mitford 373/1 1713.

ALSTON v. FOOT & Others,
Bill, 23 October 1713, by Samuel Alston of London, Packer, v. Francis Foot Esq., John Foot and Benjamin Howell.
Mitford. 500/5 1713.
Alstoniana Pg 194

SALTER V. ALSTON.
The answer and demurrer, 17 February 1671/72, of Samuel Alston, one of the defendants to the complaint of Henry Salter, gent.
Regarding financial transactions with one Mudford, in connection with divers suits and actions at law, no details are given in this document.
Hamilton, 3194. 1671/2
Alstoniana Pg 206

ALSTON v. JONES.
Bill 13 June 1691, by Samuel Alstone of the parish of St. Giles's in the Fields, co. Middlesex, gent., v. Thomas Jones, citizen and apothecary of London.
In August 1689 Orator borrowed L50 from defendant, giving his own bond as security and also a note for L60 under the hand of one John Whitley, payable some short time after to Orator. Defendant now refuses to cancel the bond, though he has received the whole L60 due under the note.
Reynardson. 115/12 1691,
Alstoniana Pg 183

UK Data Archive
Samuel Alston, Aldgate Ward First Precinct George Alley
Tax on Real and Personal Property (1693-4), 1st January 1694 - 1033 03/01/002 31.2 110 Samuel Alston 0 1.2

Samuel Alston, Cripplegate Without Ward Red Cross Street Precinct Hardings Rents
Tax on Real and Personal Property (1693-4) 1st January 1694
11199 18/03/008 13 89 Samuel Alston 1.2 0
Tax was 4/- in L1

384. Edmund ALSTON [2772] (Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 17 Jul 1659 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK, was baptised on 30 Jul 1659 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK, and died on 13 Mar 1659/60 in Newton SFK.

General Notes:
Edmund was living 18 Mar 1686-7.

That this entry below refers to this Edmund is conjectural.
Letters of Administration
Edmund Alston of the parish of St Dunstan in the East London bachelor. Letters of administration granted 12th March 1695 to Oliver Andrews principal creditor Samuel Alston brother of the deceased first having renounced.
Admon. March 1695
Page 126 Alstoniana, unplaced by Cresswell

385. Edmond ALSTON [3486] (Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 3 Mar 1660/61.

General Notes:
An Edmund Alston of London mariner son of Edward of Newton was alive 12 Dec 1693 and party to a bill with his brother Samuel for recovery of legacies. (see Samuel [3485])

386. Cornelius ALSTON of Camberwell [3438] (Robert173, William of Walter Belchamp ESS61, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) died c1703.

General Notes:
Cornelius was from Camberwell, he was a batchelor at his marriage and died s.p. he desired to be buried at Castle Heddingham Essex.
He was Godfather to Cornelius Alston [381]

THE WILL of CORNELIUS ALSTON
Dated 8 February 1702
The Will of Cornelius Alston, of Camberwell leaves all his linen and clothes to Nicholas Corsellis of Wivenen, as well as his shares in a Cardiganshire mine.
Legacies to William Minchin, Aunt Mrs Rebecca Smith, Godson Cornelius of CamberwellAlston son of Sir Joseph Alston and to Edward Alston, of Wivenen, brother of Sir Joseph.
Executrix his wife Dame Elizabeth Alston.
Proved at London May 3 1703
Page 128 Alstoniana
Degg 124

Cornelius married Dame Elizabeth THOMPSON [3233], daughter of Maurice THOMPSON of Lee [6986], on 19 Mar 1689/90 in St James Dukes Place Leadenhall St London.

General Notes:
EXTRACTS from the PARISH REGISTERS of LEE, co. KENT, given in Hasted's Kent, Vol. iv. p. 234.
Baptism. 5th Aug. 1645 Elizab. dau. Col. Geo. Thomson and Elizab. his wife.
Marriage. Sept 1662. Mr. Joseph Alston, of Lombard Street, and Elizabeth Thompson, of Lee.

Burke's Extinct Baronetage and other Pedigrees state that Sir Joseph Astton, 2 Bart. of Chelsea, married Elizabeth, daughter of Maurice Thompson, Esq., and sister to John, 1st Lord Haversham, but from the above pedigree (page 396 Alstoniana) and the Lee Registers I thought that Lady Alston must be the daughter
of (Colonel) George Thompson, brother of Maurice and uncle of John, First Baron Haversham, and to this idea Ur. Cokayne's letter (page 300 Alstoniana) and the absence of any Alston-Thompson alliance from the Haversham pedigree (p.396) gave some support.
But the evidence of the Chancery Suit, Alston v. Alston (see Sir Joseph [3235]) puts the fact beyond doubt that Dame Elizabeth was the daughter of Maurice Thompson.
Apparently Elizabeth Thompson was married twice, first to one called George, and then to Sir Joseph Alston.
Alstoniana Pg 397

Marriage settlement
Ref: Q/HAL/019
Description:
(1) Joseph Alston, merchant; (2) Joseph Alston, jnr., and Elizabeth Thomson, spin.; (3) Sir Edward Alston and Maurice Thomson of Lee, Lewisham. 4 mess. in Chelsea
Date: 26 Sep 1662
Held by: London Metropolitan Archives: City of London,

Dame Elizabeth was given away at her second marriage by Richard Brewer.
Alstoniana Pg 297.

THE WILL of LADY ELIZABETH ALSTON of CHELSEA & BRADWELL
Dated 23 December 1704
I desire to be buried in Bradwell Church, co. Bucks.
I give to my grand-daughter Penelope Alston and her heirs male, my houses messuages and tenements gardens orchards &c belonging thereto situate in Peckham, co. Surrey failing her issue to my grandson Cornelius Alston, and his heirs.
To my grand-daughter aforesaid all my money, plate, rings, jewels, diamonds, pearls and watches with the rest of my Bradwell Abbey real and personal estate
I give to my son Sir Joseph Alston L10 for mourning and appoint him sole executor
I revoke all other wills by me formerly made.
Signed ELIZABETH ALSTON
Witnesses: Elizabeth Leake, Kathrine Cripps, Joseph Jenkins.
Proved: Dec 8, 1709, by Sir Joseph Alston Bart. son of testatrix and executor named in will.
Lane 278
Copy of original trancription on this file

Annexed to this wall are the two Admons. following.
Letters of Administration (with the Will annexed) were granted 12 July 1716 to Penelope Hoare als Alston wife of John Hoare and grand-daughter and residuary legatee named in the will of Lady Elizabeth Alston Sir Joseph Alston (3rd Bt.) the Executor named in the will being dead.

Letters of Administration (with the Will annexed) were granted 15 July 1726 to John Hoare husband of Penelope Hoare als Alston grand-daughter and administatrix of Lady Elizabeth Alston the said Penelope Hoare being dead.
Page 129 Alstoniana

387. John ALSTON [5264] (Joseph of Gt Horsley ESS183, John of Lt Cornard SFK70, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 17 Jun 1733 in Lamarsh ESS.

388. Joseph ALSTON [5265] (Joseph of Gt Horsley ESS183, John of Lt Cornard SFK70, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 24 Aug 1735 in Lamarsh ESS.


389. Richard ALSTON of West Bergholt [5266] (Joseph of Gt Horsley ESS183, John of Lt Cornard SFK70, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 6 Nov 1737 in Lamarsh ESS and died before 1830.

General Notes:
Great Horksley - Kiln house on the western end of Brick Kiln Lane site of a kiln operated from before the 16th C but also in 1817 by the Alston family into the late 19th C
Victoria History of Essex

Essex Record Office
MISCELLANEOUS ESSEX DOCUMENTS
Level: Series D/DC 18/48-57 Manor of Greenstead: copyhold property called Freemans
Reference Code D/DC/20/2
Dates of Creation 28 Jan., 1679
Scope and Content Probate of will of Jn. Honox of Colchester, weaver. Proved 23 Feb., 1679 Devises to s. Jn. messuage behind Magdalen Street, in St. Botolph, Colchester. To s. Francis, messuage in occupation of Jn. Merrington in Magdalen Stree. To s. Rich., messuage in occupation of jos. Bryant in St. Botolph. grandson JN. Bland, messuage in East Street, in St. James, Colchester. [Bequests to: granded. William Bland, sons of Jn.,Rich., Francis] [Exor: son Jn. H] [Wtn:. Clyatt, William Parkinson, Susan Freeman] Stored at E.R.O. Colchester Branch Final Concord Nath. Hurall (ptff.), and Richard Alston sen., & w. Mary (deforcs.) A messuage, 1 cottage, 1 curtilage, 1 garden, 1 orchard, 1 common of pasture for all manner of cattle, in West Bergholt.

Essex Record Office
MISCELLANEOUS ESSEX DOCUMENTS
Level: Series D/DC 18/48-57 Manor of Greenstead: copyhold property called Freemans
Reference Code D/DC/20/4
Dates of Creation 16 & 17 October 1789
Scope and Content Conveyance (Lease & Release) of Equity of Redemption Rich. Alston, to Nath, Hurall, both of West Bergholt, brickmakers Twenty rods of ground, with a messuage thereon, now divided in to two tenements, in W. Bergholtm late in occupation of Richard Alston, and Jn. Cooke, now of Richard Alston, & Joseph Norfolk. [Recites: Mortagage, 28 December 1780, of the above property.]

Essex Record Office D/DC/20/5
MISCELLANEOUS ESSEX DOCUMENTS
Level: Series D/DC 18/48-57 Manor of Greenstead: copyhold property called Freemans
Dates of Creation 16 & 17 October 1789
Scope and Content Conveyance (Lease & Release) of Equity of Redemption Rich. Alston, to Nath, Hurall, both of West Bergholt, brickmakers Twenty rods of ground, with a messuage thereon, now divided in to two tenements, in W. Bergholt late in occupation of Richard Alston, and Jn. Cooke, now of Richard Alston, & Joseph Norfolk. [Recites: Mortagage, 28 December 1780, of the above property.]

D/DC 20/6 ERO
MISCELLANEOUS ESSEX DOCUMENTS
Deed: Admission of Richard Alston of West Bergholt, brickmaker, on surrender, out of court, 21 November 1753, of John. Quilter, by hands of James Vanderzee, gentleman, instead of the lord's bailiff in presence of Edward Fox and Stephen Hobart
Scope and Content:
Admission of Richard Alston of West Bergholt, brickmaker, on surrender, out of court, 21 November 1753, of John. Quilter, by hands of James Vanderzee, gentleman, instead of the lord's bailiff in presence of Edward Fox and Stephen Hobart
Court of Samuel Savill, esquire. Steward: Charles Grey. esquire
Dates of Creation: 12 June 1755

Essex Record Office
MISCELLANEOUS ESSEX DOCUMENTS
Level: Series D/DC 18/48-57 Manor of Greenstead: copyhold property called Freemans
Reference Code D/DC/20/7
Dates of Creation 12 Sep. 1777
Scope and Content Admission of Nathaniel Hurrell, on surrender of Richard Alston [both as in 20/5] [Property as in 20/6.] [Court of Mrs. Sarah Savill. Steward: Chas:. Gray, esq.]

Placement of these items above is conjectural, ELF 2004

Will of Richard Alston 10 June 1815.
I Richard Alston the elder of West Bergholt in the County of Essex brickmaker revoke all Wills and testamentary dispositions by me heretofore made and declare this to be my last Will and testament I direct that all the just debts which I may owe at my decease my funeral expenses and the costs of Proving this my Will may be paid with all convenient speed after my decease out of my personal estate I give to my dear wife Mary Alston the use of all my household goods and furniture and of the fixtures in my house for the term of her life And I give and devise to my said wife my Messuage or dwelling house in West Bergholt and 1 acre more or less of and thereto belonging situate near the same and all other my real estate and residuary personal property whatsoever To hold the same to my said wife for and during the term of her natural life And from and immediately after the decease of my said wife I give and bequeath the sum of L30 which is now due to me from my said son Richard Alston unto my said son Richard and my sons Lawson and Joseph to be equally divided between them And from the decease of my said wife I give and devise my said Messuage dwellinghouse land and all other my real estate whatsoever unto and to the use of my said sons Richard and Lawson their heirs and assigns for ever to be equally divided between them as tenants in common and not as joint tenants And from the decease of my said wife I give and bequeath unto my said sons Richard and Lawson my said household goods fixtures in the said house and all other my personal property not heretofore by me otherwise disposed of to be equally divided share and share alike I appoint my said sons Richard and Lawson executors of this my Will And declare that the reason I have not given more of than the L10 to my said son Joseph is that I consider that he has been already duly provided for And in testimony of this sheet of paper containing my last Will and Testament I have hereunto set my hand and seal the tenth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifteen.
Richard Alston
Signed sealed published and declared by the said Richard Alston the testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses
Will Greenwood, Pheb Instance, Richard Neville
Proved on the twenty eighth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty pending the Episcopal Visitation etc by the oath of Richard Alston the son and one of the executors to whom administration etc was granted he being first sworn duly to administer. Power being reserved of making the like grant to Lawson Alston another son and the other executor when he shall lawfully apply for the same.
Ref: ESS PRO 1830 Richard Alston sen brickmaker of West Bergholt Ref D/ABR 33/367

Richard spouse unknown Mary [21566].

The child from this marriage was:

+ 569 M    i. Richard ALSTON [8412] .

390. Thomas ALSTON [5267] (Joseph of Gt Horsley ESS183, John of Lt Cornard SFK70, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 27 Apr 1740 in Lamarsh ESS.

391. Mary ALSTON [5421] (Joseph of Gt Horsley ESS183, John of Lt Cornard SFK70, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 2 Jan 1741/42 in Gt Henny ESS.

General Notes:
Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich Branch:
The Iveagh (Phillipps) Suffolk Manuscripts
Catalogue Ref. HD 1538
Creator: Cornwallis family of Suffolk
Phillipps, Sir, Thomas, 1792-1872, 1st baronet, antiquary and bibliophile
FILE - Volume containing the following original depositions relating to crimes committed in Suffolk - ref. HD 1538/43 [n.d.]
item: Depositions of Mary Alston and Thomas Willam husbandman, both of West Bergholt, apparently re pack of goods stolen by Samuel Place - ref. HD 1538/43/4 - date: 12 May 1771
A2A
Placement conjectural

392. Hannah ALSTON [5422] (Joseph of Gt Horsley ESS183, John of Lt Cornard SFK70, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 13 Apr 1746 in Gt Henny ESS.

General Notes:
Mothers name not shown on IGI

393. John ALSTON [1511] (John185, John of Lt Cornard SFK70, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 28 Feb 1724/25 in Edwardstone SFK.

General Notes:
John son of John and Sarah Alston 28 Feb 1724/5 Edwardstone. IGI & Edwardstone Parish Transcripts Alstoniana.
See John [5242]

394. Samuel ALSTON (ALSTONE) [715] (Peter195, Samuel71, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 20 Jun 1722 in St Peters Sudbury SFK.

General Notes:
Baptism not in Roy Alstons transcription of St Peters Sudbury

395. Thomas ALSTON (ALSTONE) [6056] (Peter195, Samuel71, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 2 Feb 1722/23 in St Peters Sudbury SFK.

396. Thomas ALSTON (ALSTONE) [6057] (Peter195, Samuel71, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 21 Apr 1725 in St Peters Sudbury SFK.

Thomas married Susanna BOOLS [5919] on 30 Mar 1746 in All Saints Sudbury SFK.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 570 M    i. Francis ALSTON (ASTON) [6052] was buried on 30 Jan 1751/52 in All Saints Sudbury SFK.

+ 571 F    ii. Elizabeth ALSTON (AUSTEN) [6053] was buried on 30 Sep 1752 in All Saints Sudbury SFK.

+ 572 M    iii. Thomas ALSTON [6054] was born on 21 Oct 1748, was baptised on 5 Nov 1748 in All Saints Sudbury SFK, and was buried on 27 Nov 1758 in St Gregory Sudbury SFK.

+ 573 M    iv. Samuel ALSTON (ASTONE) [6055] was baptised on 29 Mar 1755 in All Saints Sudbury SFK and was buried on 7 Mar 1760 in St Gregory Sudbury SFK.

+ 574 M    v. Peter ALSTON (ALSTONE) [6048] was baptised on 4 Aug 1758 in All Saints Sudbury SFK.

+ 575 F    vi. Susan ALSTON [6045] was baptised on 5 Jun 1763 in All Saints Sudbury SFK and was buried on 14 Jun 1763 in All Saints Sudbury SFK.

+ 576 F    vii. Sarah ALSTON (ALSTONE) [6046] was baptised on 5 Jun 1763 in All Saints Sudbury SFK.

+ 577 M    viii. Thomas ALSTON (ALSTONE) [6049] was born on 12 Jul 1765 and was baptised on 12 Jul 1765 in All Saints Sudbury SFK.

+ 578 M    ix. Peter ALSTON (ALSTONE) [6050] was born on 24 Mar 1768, was baptised on 3 Apr 1768 in All Saints Sudbury SFK, died in Wigan End Sudbury, and was buried on 8 Jan 1838 in St Peters Sudbury SFK.

+ 579 F    x. Susanna ALSTON (ALSTONE) [5725] was baptised on 9 Aug 1771 in St Gregory Sudbury SFK.


397. John ALSTON Jnr Inn Holder [3130] (John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born about 1680, was baptised on 23 Jul 1682 in Edwardstone SFK, and was buried on 15 Jan 1761 in Nayland SFK.

General Notes:
"John Alston son of John Alston Jnr and Elizabeth his wife baptised 23 Jul 1682"
Edwardstone Parish Register.

Parts of this view of John Alstons pedigree are conjectural, was the description in the Parish Register of his father as John Alston Jnr an error, or was his father's father also John?

Was John's father John Alston [4449]
John was described as a singleman of Stoke on his marriage to Elizabeth Bond.

John was living 1754 aged 74. His Portrait endorsed "Mr John Alston of Nayland Inn Holder aged 74 Good Wretton 5 Oct 1738 Beeston Coyte 1754", was in the hall at Alston Court, in the custody of Mary Burn of Little Bealings 2000, now at Christchurch Mansion Ipswich (2004).

A John Alston and Sarah Holder were married at Groton 15 April 1723 and a Joseph Holder was present at the marriage of John Smith and Mary Alston (999) 15 Oct 1754.
Dr E L Fenn in 1898 conjectures that Martha Stock was mother to John Alston (943) born 1680, was John twice married?

Was this John Alston whose portrait was painted 1754 aged 74? the - John son of John Alston Jnr and Elizabeth his wife baptised 23 July 1682 Edwardstone. IGI & Edwardstone Parish Transcripts Alstoniana.

A John Alston snr of Edwardstone yeoman, and John Alston the younger of Stoke by Nayland, assigned to Samuel Alston of Edwardstone Maltster a messuage called "Snows". 27 July 1731, ref 391/6/2 copy on file.

A John Alston of Edwardstone signed a bond for performance of covenants to James Firman of Stoke by Nayland, dated 17 Aug 1728. witness (Jam?) Vanderzee. Note of interest paid 7pds 10shillings 29 Sept 1729.

1712 John Alston of Stoke m Elizabeth Bond at Polstead.
1713 John Alston bap Stoke son John & Elizabeth
1714 29 Mar John Alston appt overseer for Stoke Parish
1715 9 May John Alston final account for Overseer duties.
1722 Jno Alston leases land from Jno Culbert
1723 John Alston m Sarah Holder at Groton
1723 26 Dec John Alston appt Highway Surveyor for Stoke Parish
1723/24 18 Mar rates struck Stoke Parish John Alston present

1725 John Alston & Sarah a son at Edwardstone
1726 20 Sept John Alston signs a lease of farm Shadaloos on Gravel Hill in the Parish of Stoke by Nayland
1726 4 April John signs as attending a Parish Meeting in Stoke
1726 11 April John an Overseer in Stoke 1725/26 presents his accounts
1726 11 May John signs as attending a Parish Meeting in Stoke
1726 4 May John signs as attending a Parish Meeting in Stoke
1726 6 July Parish Meeting Stoke "John A to have Jacob Totpill at . . . . . "
1726 7 Oct John signs as attending a Parish Meeting in Stoke
1727 3 April John signs as attending a Parish Meeting in Stoke
1727 30 April Parish Meeting Stoke "Paid more to Mr Alston . . . . . 00-5-10d
1727 31 April John signs as attending a Parish Meeting in Stoke
1727 3 May John signs as attending a Parish Meeting in Stoke
1727 30 May John signs as attending a Parish Meeting in Stoke
1727 12 Sept John signs as attending a Parish Meeting in Stoke
1728 10 Jan John signs as attending a Parish Meeting in Stoke
1728 6 Mar John signs as attending a Parish Meeting in Stoke
1728 5 April John signs as attending a Parish Meeting in Stoke
1728 22 Apr John signs as attending a Parish Meeting in Stoke
1728 Martha Alston 75 husband of John of Edwardstone buried
1728 John Snr signs Obligations & Indentures ref 391
1729 7 Apr John signs as attending a Parish Meeting in Stoke
1729 18 May John signs as attending a Parish Meeting in Stoke
1730 30 Mar John signs as attending a Parish Meeting in Stoke
1730 26 Dec John nominated to serve as a surveyor in Stoke
1731 19 Apr Stoke John to still keep John Mills granted L10 etc. . . . .
1731 19 Apr Stoke To Mr Alston for pr stockings John Mills 1-6d
1731 8 July John signs as attending a Parish Meeting in Stoke
1731 27 Dec John nominated to serve as a surveyor in Stoke

1731 16th Sept. John Alston m Francis Matchet both of Stoke by Lic
1731/2 9th Jan John Alston buried Stoke
1732 10 Apr Stoke Parish paid John 10/-
1732 26 Dec John signs as attending a Parish Meeting in Stoke
1734 15 Apr John signs as attending a Parish Meeting in Stoke
1735 6 Apr John nominated to serve as an Overseer in Stoke
1735 John Alston of Bare (Bear) St, buys land in Nayland HA/541/1.60
1735 Dec John signs as attending a Parish Meeting in Stoke
1736 7 Apr John signs as attending a Parish Meeting in Stoke
1736 26 Apr John presents his Overseer's accounts
1736 12 May John Alston of Nayland yeoman and Thomas Warner of Sudbury butcher buy a butchers shop. Ref HA541/1/60 Bury
1739 John Alston Nayland borrows L900 ref 391/70
1737 11 Apr Stoke Parish pays John 1/-
1742 John Alston Snr buried Edwardstone
1742 An obligation was entered into by John Alston jnr surrendering the lease dated 20 Sept 1726 of Shadaloos and other lands in Stoke & Nayland in dispute with his Landlord Sir Jn Williams. HA541/3/5 Bury PRO. Shaddelows Farm is a short distance from Nayland up Gravel Hill, but in Stoke parish
1742 Sale by John Jnr heir of John Snr dec'd of Lands in Edwardston
20 May 1750 & 1756 pay tax on "The Cock" Burch St Nayland & Fen St.
(Brief History of Nayland - The Cock seems to have occupied more than one site in Birch/Bear St in the course of its history. One of these in the 17th C sold by the Nayland Feoffees in 1673 can possibly be identified with the present 3 or 7 Birch St, another was on the north side of Birch St away from the river)
1748 John "Utson" m Elizabeth Butcher Stoke
1754 John Alston portrait aged 74
7 Apr 1760 John Alston at the Cock pays Village tax
10 Oct 1760 The Cock empty
15 Jan 1761 John Alston Buried Nayland
8 Oct 1761 William Brookes pays Village tax for The Cock
(The freehold for The Cock was held by the Parish of Nayland.
Ref Abstract of Nayland Parish Deeds 424/1-10 Bury RO Pg 12)

1777 Records of Court Bills for the Manor of Nayland show an entry for an Alienation of land dated April 1777 " presenting Alienation from Jno Alston to Wm Briggs in trust for son C Briggs" paid 3/6d. Biggs was Lord of Nayland Manor. HA541/2/1/11 Bury PRO.
PCC Will John Elliston Feb 1742 Essex
John was a single man at his marriage. His second marriage is conjectural

Research Notes:
Johns family links are unproven but as he was painted with Samuel & Thomas by Coyte it is not unreasonable to assume them to be brothers.

That John's parents are Samuel and Mary was suggested by Dr E L Fenn in 1898 but not accepted by Cresswell, or E L Fenn in 2001 who conjectures that the biblical christian names are more likely to have come down from Daniel and Margaret.

John sonne of Daniell Alstone & Margarett his wife baptised 4 Dec 1664 Edwardstone. IGI & Edwardstone Parish Transcripts Alstoniana.

Perhaps is described as Jnr in relation to John [164] the cousin?

A John Allston was born 1666 Newton IGI no parents detailed but a wife shown Elizabeth Harris.
A John Alston was taxed on 3 hearths at Great Waldingfield in 1674
John Alston snr is named in an Indenture dated 1728 Ref 391 Corry Papers unlisted & unnumbered, and a mortgage to a James Firman of Stoke dated 1728.
An Indenture dated 1731 records land dealings with John Alston Snr & Jnr Ref 391/6.2 and 391 Corry papers unlisted unnumbered.
Between 1678-80 John Alston was a Church warden at Edwardstone.
Edwardstone 1710 Poll Book John Alston voted for Parker.
Edwardstone 1710 Lease Annabells Wood & Priory Down etc
Edwardstone 1731 land dealings John Snr & Jnr
Edwardstone 1742 a John Alston is buried
Edwardstone 1742 sale of lands & houses owned John Snr by heir John Jnr - Corry papers.
A John Alston died 1 Feb 1731/32 at Stoke by Nayland

Indenture dated 12 Mar 1722 Between Jno Culbert of ye one part and Jno Alston of the other part, whereby Culbert demised ye Leys 8 acres & ye great Gow to Alston his Execs & Admis from Michas then next fall? for 8 years At & under ye rent of L.23.18.4 payable halfyearly 10% a provisoe to determine if the rent unpaid 10 days:
a Covent to pay ye rent halfyearly & each? halfyear at Midsummer next before the end afsd term
To lay out & provide for yearly 15 loads of good rotten muck
to maintain & leave gate flits?, posts, carry pales & rails & ye hedges ditches & forests
To take only 2 crops & a . . . . . land of 8 acres & gowes? Except turnips: nor yett of ye Lyes, except to lay it down with clover & lett it lye for pasture . . . . . year The Landlord to allow rough timber
Libty for Tent to pull down ye wis? between Leys
Bury R.O. HA541/1/53


On the 3 April 1739 John Alston of Nayland yeoman bound to a loan of 900pds from Thomas Grimwood. Alston's signature is over a seal in very good condition. The document is stamped with 3 6d stamps and a 10p stamp. Ref 391/70 Bury St Edmunds PRO.

Stoke by Nayland Parish Accounts 1697 - 1739.
John Alston (whose signature matches a John Alston of Nayland who signed a bond to Thomas Grimwood for L.900 the 3 Apr 1739) attended Stoke Parish meetings on the following dates as evidenced by his signature.
1726 4 Apr 1726, 11 May 1726, 24 May 1726, 8 Jun 1726, 6 Jul 1726, 7 Oct 1726.




1736
7 Apr 1736, 26 Apr 1736
Minuted meeting 26 Apr 1736 "At a Parish Meeting held the 26th day of Apr 1736 . . . . . Mr John Alston . . . . . Overseers for ye year past have pafsed their accts as follows.
Mr John Alston by rates L.32/14/8
Dispursed L.28/ 2/ 7
Remains in his hand L. 4/12/1

Pd John Wilsher L.3/0/0
Pd Saml Fenning for ye widoe . . . . . rent L.1/5/0
Pd ye . . . . . Taylor 0/11
Pd to Jonah Cole 6/2
Which closed his Accts L.4/12/1
1737
11 Apr 1737
Bury RO Ref. FB80/A1/2

Articles of Agreement here made and concluded upon this 27th Day of July Anno Dui 1731
BETWEEN John Alston the Elder of Edwardstone in the County of Suffolk Yeoman and John Alston the younger of Stoke near Nayland in the said County Yeoman of the one part and Samuel Alston of Edwardstone aforesaid Maltster of the other part
WHEREAS by Articles of Agreement bearing the date the first day of September Anno Dui 1730 made between him the said John Alston the Elder of the one part and the said Samuel Alston of the other part he the said John Alston the Elder did demise and to . . . . . lett unto the said Samuel Alston all those two Messuages or Tenements with all and singular the houses and outhouses buildings . . . . . stables gardens orchards fruit trees ways ponds waters . . . . . passages . . . . . right of common thereunto belonging AND also all those three closes and fields of arable land thereunto near adjoining containing by estimation six acres be the same more or less AND also all that meadow or pasture ground containing by estimation five acres be the same more or less AND also all that close or field of arable land containing by estimation seven acres called Grovefield or otherwise with the appurtances AND all that field commonly called Thornfield containing by estimation six acres by the same more or less As all and singular the same premises late were in the . . . . . or occupation of the said John Alston the Elder or his Assigns and are situate lying and being in Edwardstone aforesaid To hold the same Premises to him the said Samuel Alston his Executors and Administrators from the feast of St Michael the Arch Angel thou last passed for the Term of 31 years from . . . . . . . . . . ensuing at & under a yearly rent of eighteen pounds as herein is mentioned AND whereas all & every the same premises are by assignment of certain mortgages . . . . . down to and vested in the said Samuel Alston for the remainder of two . . . . . Terms of five hundred years and one thousand years for securing payment to the said Samuel Alston his Executors and Administrators on assigning four hundred and fifty pounds and interest for the same now it is agreed by and between the said parties and the said Samuel Alston for himself his Executors and Administrators doth by these presents covenant and agree to and with the said John Alston the Elder and John Alston the younger or either of them their or either of their heirs ExEcutors Administrators or Assigns that if the said John Alston the Elder and John Alston the younger or either of them their or either of their Heirs Executors Administrators or Assigns do and shall pay off and discharge the aforesaid sum of fourhundred and fifty pounds and interest to grow due for the same and also to Francis Green of Preston twenty pounds and to Mary Kirks widow fourteen pounds and interest within the space of four years next ensuing the date hereof then the aforesaid Lease shall be void and of nowe effect from and after one years end after the said four years shall be expired otherwise to remain in full force for the remainder of the said term of one and thirty years.AND it is agreed that the said Samuel Alston shall accept and take the yearly rent and proffits of the premises in leiu of full satisfaction of the yearly interest to grow due on the said assignment of the said mortgages and he the said Samuel Alston his Executors Administrators or Assigns shall not nor will cut or cropp any of the trees growing on the premises within the said term of five years nor afterwards if the said principle money or sum of four hundred and fifty pounds and interest and the said money due to the said Francis Green and Mary Kirks with interest thereof and charges be fully paid off within the said term of four years next to come from the day of the date hereof in . . . . . whereof the said John Alston the Elder and John Alston the younger hereby covenant and agree and with the said Samuel Alston his Executors Administrators and Assigns maintain and keep all and singular the premises in good substance and condition of all sort of repairs from the day of the date hereof during the term of five years from there next ensuing.
Witness their hands and seals the day and year first herein written.
John Alston. John Alston Jnr.
Sam Alston signed and delivered in the presence of us R. Cole Henry Pyne this is a copy of the origional Articles of Agreement lodged in the hands of John Alston ye younger and was examined by us R Cole Henry Pyne. (in whose hand it is)
Ref. Bury RO 391/6/2 (2001)

Obligation from John Alston to Sir Jno Williams
John Alston agrees with Sir John Williams to pay the cost of a court case and surrender his lease of "Shadloes" farmland in Stoke by Nayland: OBLIGATION - from John Alston to Sir Jno Williams
Copy of a bond dated 1742 for payment of cost of suits and surrender of lease dated 20 Sept 1726 of farm lands and premises in Stoke by Nayland.
Whereas certain controversys and differences have for some time past arisen & subsided between the above named Sir Jno Williams and the above named John Alston concerning the said Alston withholding the possion of a certain farmlands and premises called Shadalooes & otherwise lying and being in Stoke next Nayland aforesaid & Nayland in the co of Suffolk from him the said Sir Jno Williams the landlord thereof and assisning over the same or part thereof without licence of said Sir Jno Williams and otherwise. AND WHEREAS in or about Michas Term last an Action was comenced in His Majestys Court of Common pleas at Westminster against the said Jno Alston at the suit of the said Sir Jno Williams and a declaration was ready for delivery therein but not delivered by reason of the uncertainty of some matters ("being concealed" and "unknown" is written, then struck out) which it was thought advisable first to get a discovery off. AND WHEREAS in or about the same time term a Bill was filed in His Majestys Court of Exchequor by the said Sir Jno Williams Compt against the said John Alston, John Moor Esq, and Plamplin Richardson Gent. Defts for the discovery of such matters and for such other purposes as are therein mentioned and the said John Alston being served with process of spa has put in his answer thereto & the said Jno Moor & Plamplin Richardson being also since served with process of spa the said Jno Moor has also sworn his answer in the same cause and it is expected that the said Plamplin Richardson will forthwith do the same. AND WHEREAS the said John Alston being desirous that the Action and the Suit or Suits aforesaid and all proceedings at law and in equity between the said Sir Jno Williams & him the said Jno Alston or on his account concerning any of the matters aforesaid may be finally ended hath agreed on or before the . . . . . (Date not entered on MS) . . . . . day of . . . . . next ensuing to pay unto the said Sir Jno Williams his Executors Administrators and Assigns all and singular the costs and charges which the said Sir Jno Williams hath expended or been put unto and which he shall expend or be put unto by reason or means of the Action or Suit or Suits at Law & Equity aforesaid or any ways concerning the same. AND ALSO well and truly to pay all such costs as at any time or times hereafter shall be legally due to or claimed by the said Jno Moor & Plamplin Richardson & either of them on dismissing the said Bill in the Exchequor & all other cost charges & expenses whatsoever which shall arise which he the said Sir Jno Williams may be put to by reason of the dismission thereof or by reason of any Cross Bill or any other Bill in Equity or Suit or Suits or Action whatsoever which shall or may be brought by him the said Jno Alston or by them the said Jno Moor & Plamplin Richardson or other of them of for touching or concerning any of the aforesaid differences matters or thing between the said Sir Jno Williams & Jno Alston & to indemnify the said Sir Jno Williams his Heirs Executors Administrators of from & against all expenses damages and demands on account of all or any of the matters aforesaid AND FURTHER in due form of law to surrender the Lease or Articles of Demise made from the said Sir Jno Williams to the said Jno Alston of the said farm lands and premises bearing date on or about the 20th day of Sept 1726 and to yield up the possession of the same farm lands and premises and of all other the lands and tenements in the said recited Articles contained unto the said Sir Jno Williams his Heirs or Assigns on or before the 29th Sept now next ensuing NOW THEREFORE THE CONDITION of this obligation is such that if the said Jno Alston his Exs etc shall and do well and truly pay all and every the costs charges and expenses above mentioned according to the true intent and meaning hereof AND shall and do from time to time and at all times hereafter well and sufficiently save harmless and keep indemnified the said Sir Jno Williams his Heirs etc and his and their goods and chattles lands and tenements of from and against all and all manner of damages costs charges and expenses whatsoever by reason or means of the commencing prosecuting and or staying the action and Suit or Suits at Law and Equity aforesaid and of and from all charges damages and expenses which have arisen or may arise by reason of any of the matters abovementioned and do and shall on or before the 29th day of Sept next surrender the said farm lands and premises and the aforesaid Articles of Demise thereof unto him the said Sir Jno Williams his Heirs etc without any allowance to be made to him the said Jno Alston his Exc's etc for the same AND shall observe perform fulfill accomplish and keep all and every the payments and agreements aforesaid in all things according to the true intent and meaning hereof
Ref: Bury St Edmonds Public Records Office HA541/3/5

BOND JOHN ALSTON AND THOMAS GRIMWOOD
Know all men by these presents that I John Alston of Nayland in the County of Suffolk Yeoman am held and firmly bound unto Thomas Grimwood of Dedham in the County of Essex Clerk in the sum of nine hundred pounds of good and lawful money of Great Britain to be paid to the said Thomas Grimwood or his Certain Attorney his Executors Administrators or Assignes To which payment well and truly to be made I bind myself my heirs Executors and Administrators firmly by these presents sealed by my seal dated the Third day of April in the Twelfth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second by the grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith and soforth. And in the year of our Lord one Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirty Nine.
THE CONDITION of the above obligation above written is such that if the above bounden John Alston his Heirs Executors Administrators or Assignes shall and do truly pay or cause to be paid unto the abovementioned Thomas Grimwood his Executors Administrators or Assignes the full sum of four hundred and seventy two pounds and ten shillings of lawful money of Great Britain at or in the . . . . . dwelling house of the said Thomas Grimwood situated in Dedham aforesaid (that is to say) the sum of eleven pounds and five shillings part hereof . . . . . Friday? . . . . . day of October next Ensuing the date of these presents and the sum of four hundred and sixty one pounds and five shillings residue thereof on the third day of April which shall be in the year of our Lord one thousand and forty without fraud? or further delay which said sum of four hundred and seventy two pounds and ten shillings is the same sum of four hundred and seventy two pounds and ten shillings provided and covenenanted to be paid by the said John Alston his Heirs Executors Administrators and Assignes to the said Thomas Grimwood his Executors Administrators and Assignes in and by a certain Indenture of Assignement of Mortgage of three parts bearing even date with these presents and made or me . . . . .ed to be made between Thomas Goodall of Boxted in the County of Essex Gentleman of the first part the said John Alston of the second part and the said Thomas Grimwood of the third part AND FURTHER if the said John Alston his Heirs Executors Administrators shall at all times hereafter well and truely perform observe and fulfill accomplish pay and keep all and singular the Covenants Grants Clauses Articles Payments Provisions Conditons and Agreements in the said Indenture mentoned and contained which on the part and behalf of the said John Alston his Heirs Executors and Administrators are or ought to be Observed Performed Fulfilled Paid Accomplished and kept According to the true intentioned meaning of the said Indenture That then this present obligation to be void or . . . . . to be and remain in full force power and virtue.
Sealed and delivered (being first duly stampt) in the presence of us: John Alston (seal)
John Bullen Rich Frost.
Ref; Bury St Edmunds Public Records Office 391/70

Bury St Edmunds Quarter Sessions
21 Jan 1711/12
Samuel Alston & John Alston - Being indicted for Petty Larceny and whipt in Open Court are to be discharged paying their food being 6/4d each.
On file 2003

A John Alston was buried Polstead 6 May 1713.

Other Records

1. Parish Book Entries: Involving John Alston Yeoman, 1714 1723, Stoke By Nayland SFK.
For a period of more than 23 years John Alston was active in the affairs of the Stoke by Nayland Parish, including being a Parish Highway Surveyor at least, 1723 1730 & 1732 and a Parish Overseer at least twice, 1714 & 1735.

These entries give a fascinating glimpse of how an English 18th C Parish was organised by its Parishioners. They filled key administrative roles annually, Churchwardens, Sidesmen, Overseers, Surveyors etc, unpaid, but for expenses. Responsible for collecting rates & taxes they disbursed them for the relief of the poor and the young, placing apprentices, roading, bridges, the fabric of the church etc.

29 March 1714 at a Parish Meeting John Alston is elected a Parish Overseer with two others. The overseers for the previous year presented their accounts of receipts from rates etc and disbursements, 12 persons signed that they attended.

9 May 1715 John's accounts are revised, 1s 11d remains in his hands.

26 Dec 1723 John is appointed a Highway Surveyor with Mrs Death and Thomas Mole.

18 Mar 1723/4 John attends a meeting where the rates for Stoke Parish are struck, 7 persons signed as being present.



2. Parish Book Entries: Involving John Alston Yeoman, 1725 1726, Stoke By Nayland SFK.
About 1726 John Alston took up the lease of Shadaloos Farm on Gravel Hill, Stoke by Nayland Parish.

Minutes Parish Meeting 11 Apr 1726 "At the same meeting Mr John Alston . . . . . O'seers for ye years past have pafs'd their accounts as follows.
Mr John Alston rec'd by rates L.51/17/31/4
Difbursed L.48/ 3/ 2
Due from him to ye town L. 3/14/11/4
Less
Lost money in John Alston 1/6
Paid Goody Holbrough 5/0
Paid Lugless rent 10/0
Paid for signing of rate
and for ye Warranty . . . . . 2/6
By Lowe's Bill 9/0
By ac Widow Miles 0/10
L.1/8/10

Remains in Mr Alston's hands L.2/5/31/4
Mr Alston paid to Robt Crane for Arthur L.1/9/0
Still in Mr Alston's hand 16/3

1726
Minutes Parish Meeting 6 Jul 1726 "that Mr Alston shall have James Tospill at Exning?"

Ref: Bury RO Ref. FB80/A1/2




3. Parish Book Entries: Involving John Alston Yeoman, 1726 1728, Stoke By Nayland SFK. Minutes Parish Meeting May 1727 "Paid more to Mr Alston as loft money re his rate 5/10d

Attendance at various meetings between 7 Oct 1726 and 22 April 1728

Ref: Bury RO Ref. FB80/A1/2



4. Parish Book Entries: Involving John Alston Yeoman, 1728 1731, Stoke By Nayland SFK. Minutes Parish Meeting 30 March 1730 "ye boy John Mills be promised of sufficient necessaries Mr Alfton having agreed to keep John Mills to easter next.

Minutes Parish Meeting 26 Dec 1730. John Alston nominated to serve as a Highway Surveyor for the ensuing year.

Minutes Parish Meeting 19 Apr 1731. Alfo John Mills keep Still with Mr Alfton who is to have 10/-? to find him cloaths keep him till Easter ye boy to have a pair of shoofe at ye charge of ye Parish

Ref: Bury RO Ref. FB80/A1/2


5. Parish Book Entries: Involving John Alston Yeoman, 1731 1732, Stoke By Nayland SFK. Minutes Parish Meeting 19 Apr 1731. To Mr Alfton for a pair of stockins for Jn Mills 1/6.

Minutes Parish Meeting 27 Dec 1731. John Alston nominated to serve as a Surveyor for the ensuing year.

Minutes Parish Meeting of 10 Apr 1732. To John Mills at Mr Alftons by agreement of ye Parish 5/-.

Ref: Bury RO Ref. FB80/A1/2





6. Parish Book Entries: Involving John Alston Yeoman, 1732 1737, Stoke By Nayland SFK. Minuted Parish Meeting of 6 April 1735 "Officers chose for ye yr ensuing John Alston, Overseer."

Minutes Parish Meeting 26 Apr 1736 "At a Parish Meeting held the 26th day of Apr 1736 . . . . . Mr John Alston . . . . . Overseers for ye year past have pafsed their accts as follows.
Mr John Alston by rates L.32/14/8
Dispursed L.28/2/7
Remains in his hand L.4/12/1

Pd John Wilsher L.3/0/0
Pd Saml Fenning for ye widoe . . . . . rent L.1/5/0
Pd ye . . . . . Taylor 0/11
Pd to Jonah Cole 6/2
Which closed his Accts L.4/12/1
Ref: Bury RO Ref. FB80/A1/2

John married Elizabeth BOND of Edwardstone [4619] on 10 Apr 1712 in Polstead SFK. Elizabeth was buried on 18 May 1731 in Stoke By Nayland SFK.

General Notes:
Elizabeth was a single woman at her marriage.

Elizabeth Alston was buried 16 Jan 1728/29 at Stoke this has been attributed to Elizabeth's daughter as there was no mention of "wife off" It is more likely an entry in the register without a christian name ". . . . . Alston bur 18 May 1731" was Elizabeth as John remarried a Francis Matchett less than four months later.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 580 F    i. Elizabeth ALSTON [4637] was buried on 17 May 1724 in Stoke By Nayland SFK.

+ 581 M    ii. John ALSTON [4626] was baptised on 28 Jan 1712/13 in Stoke By Nayland SFK and was buried on 9 Jan 1731/32 in Stoke By Nayland SFK.

+ 582 M    iii. William ALSTON [4629] was baptised on 20 Jul 1722 in Stoke By Nayland SFK and was buried on 29 Sep 1724 in Stoke By Nayland SFK.

+ 583 M    iv. William ALSTON [4631] was baptised on 12 Feb 1725/26 in Stoke By Nayland SFK and was buried on 29 Mar 1727-1728 in Stoke By Nayland SFK.

+ 584 F    v. Elizabeth ALSTON [4632] was baptised on 5 Jul 1728 in Stoke By Nayland SFK and was buried on 16 Jan 1728/29 in Stoke By Nayland SFK.

John next married Frances MATCHETT [5272] on 16 Sep 1731 in Stoke By Nayland SFK by Lic Arch. Sudbury.

General Notes:
Married by licence issued, 15 Sep 1731 John Alston of Stoke by Nayland & Frances Matchet of Stoke by Nayland widow. At Stoke by Nayland



398. Samuel ALSTON [640] (John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born about 1690, died on 20 Feb 1754 aged about 64, and was buried on 1 Mar 1754 in Edwardstone SFK.

General Notes:
Cresswell's pedigree, took Samuels parents to be John from a tattered handwritten pedigree Pg 371 Alstoniana, there was some contention at the time (1898) from others in the family over this view, Dr Fenn pg 357 Alstoniana.

A portrait of a John Alston [943] born c1680, living 1754, hung in hall of Alston Court (Grooms) Nayland, Cresswell had him as a half brother to Samuel, father John Alston of Edwardstone, bap 1666 Newton, IGI puts his mother Elizabeth Harris. Had issue John, Thomas, Jacob. Mary (Martha) Stock of Wethersfield remains unaccounted for, as does Samuels birth and Samuel and Sarah's wedding. No record in the IGI, or in Edwardstone or Gt Waldingfield registers, or Boyds Marriages in Suffolk or Essex.

A John Alston (943) assigned to Samuel Alston of Edwardstone Maltster a messuage called "Snows" on the 27 July 1731.

MANOR OF GROTON 1737
Ref: HD 1525/6 Bury Record Office
In the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & thirty eight before Ralph Cole Gentleman Steward there
The Homage: George Denyon William ffrench Gent Samuel ffrench Gent Sworn George ffrench Gent
At this Court came Samuel Alston of Edwardston in the County of Suffolk Maltster and Informed the sd Court that the Principal money or sum of two hundred pounds secured to the sd Saml Alston from John Campion one of the Customary Tenants of this Manor by a certain Conditional Surrender after a Recovery Suffered by the said John Campion at a Special Court held for the tenant aforesd on Tuesday the one & Thirtieth of January now last past of a Customary or Copyhold Messuage or Tenement Situate lying & being in Groton aforesd in a certain street there called Boxford Street with the House Stables Outhouses Yards Gardens & Orchards to the same belonging with the appurts formerly in the tenure or occupancy of Joseph Whiteing or his Assigns & now in the tenure or occupation of the said John Campion his Assigns or Assignee and all & every other the Messuages or Tenements & lands & Residences whatsoever of him the said John Campion now of the sd Manor by the sd Court Roll and is still due & unpaid to the said Saml Alston AND THEREUPON he the said Samuel Alston humbly prays of the Lord of the said Manor to be Admitted Tenant to all and every his said Messuage or Tenement & pledges with his Appurtenances to him Surrendered by the said John Campion as aforesaid To which said Saml Alston his Lord of the Manor by the hands of his said Steward did Grant and deliver Seisin thereof by the Rod TO HOLD to him the sd Saml Alston his Heirs & Assigns forever of the Lord by the Rod at the Will of the Lord According to the Custom of the Manor by the Yearly Rents & Services therefore due & of right Accustomed SUBJECT nevertheless to the power & Equity of Redemption to him the sd John Campion his Heirs & Assigns in & by the sd writes [rights] Surrender reserved mentioned & Expressed & he gave the Lord his ffine and was thereof Admitted tenant the right of every one being Saved & so forth.
Due to the fold in the roll there is a section missing here but I do not think it matters
. . . . . Lord according to the customs of the sd Mannor by the Rents & Services thereof due and of right accustomed but his ffine was excused and his ffealty asserted AND AFTERWARDS at this Court came the sd George Baker in full court and Surrendered by the Rod unto the hands of the Lord by the hands of his Deputy Steward according to the custom of the Mannor aforesd SETT THAT the aforesd. Messuages or tenemt with the lands and the appurts at this Court Surrendered as aforesd TO the life and behoof of him the sd. John Campion and his heirs forever which said John Campion being present here in Court humbly prayed of the Lord to be Admitted Tenant to the premises aforesd with the appurts to whom the Lord of the said Mannor by his Deputy Steward did declare thereof Seisin by the Rod TO HOLD the same forever with the appurts to him the sd. John Campion and his heirs forever of the Lord of the sd Mannor at the Will of the Lord According to the custom of the said Mannor by the Court Services thereof due and of rights Accustomed and he gave the Lord his ffine and did him ffealty and is admitted thereof Tent. And so forth AND afterwards sitting the Court the aforesd Thomas Mills George Baker and Jermyn Moyle in Open Court before the Homage by the Rod Recognised Released and forever quit claims to the aforesd John Campion in his Actual possession & Seisin now being and to his seisin forever. SETT the Estate Right Title Interest Property Claim and demand whatsoever of them the sd Thomas Mills George Baker and Jermyn Moyle & every of them of in and to the same premise and every part and particle thereof so that neither they nor any of them nor their or any of their heirs any Estate right Title or Interest forever of in or to the premises aforesd or any part thereof from . . . . . shall have claim or seisin and by of and from the same but are and shall be wholly there from Excluded henceforth and ever debarred.
AFTERWARDS the sd John Campion still sitting in the full and Open Court Surrendered by the Rod the hands of the Lord of the Mannor by the hands of his deputy steward and All and singular his messuage or tenement lands & hereditaments and premises aforsd with the appurts To the only life and behoof of Saml Alston of Edwardston in the said County Samuel Alston his heirs and assigns forever. Upon this condition nevertheless that of the sd John Campion his heirs Extors Adms & aforesd send one or two of them do and shall well and truly pay or cause to be paid unto the said Saml Alston his heirs exetors Adms or Asss some or one of the full and Just Sum of one hundred pounds of good and lawful money of Great Britain with lawfull Interest for the same on the twenty sixth day of October which shall be in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & thirty seven at or in the now dwelling house of the sd Saml Alston situate and being in Edwardston aforesaid without fraud or coin then the same Surrender to be void or else to be and remain in full forte power and virtue AND AFTERWARDS sitting the said Court the sd John Campion in Open Court did Surrender by the Rod unto the hands of the Lord of the Mannor by the hands of the sd deputy Steward according to the Custom of the sd Mannor SETT and every those messuage or tenement lands hereditaments & premise to which he was just now Admitted to and for such use and used as are or shall be declared in and by his last Will and Testament.
The rest of the Roll relates to other Court business.
John did not repay Samuel Alston and so lost his property
Transcribed and supplied by Jill Christensen 2011

Bury St Edmunds Quarter Sessions
21 July 1746
Alstons Malt Lost.
It appears to this Court that on the 13 day of May last between the hours of two and three of the clock in the morning a fire broke out in the Kiln belonging to the Malting Office of Samuel Alston the Elder of Edwardstone in the said County which totally destroyed the roof and the malt chambers and thereby the malt of eighty quarters of barley.
(from here on the entry becomes progressively illegible, but appears to refer to relief of duty due or paid on the malt?)
On file 2003.

Articles of Agreement here made and concluded upon this 27th Day of July Anno Dui 1731
BETWEEN John Alston the Elder of Edwardstone in the County of Suffolk Yeoman and John Alston the younger of Stoke near Nayland in the said County Yeoman of the one part and Samuel Alston of Edwardstone aforesaid Maltster of the other part
WHEREAS by Articles of Agreement bearing the date the first day of September Anno Dui 1730 made between him the said John Alston the Elder of the one part and the said Samuel Alston of the other part he the said John Alston the Elder did demise and to . . . . . lett unto the said Samuel Alston all those two Messuages or Tenements with all and singular the houses and outhouses buildings . . . . . stables gardens orchards fruit trees ways ponds waters . . . . . passages. . . . . right of common thereunto belonging AND also all those three closes and fields of arable land thereunto near adjoining containing by estimation six acres be the same more or less AND also all that meadow or pasture ground containing by estimation five acres be the same more or less AND also all that close or field of arable land containing by estimation seven acres called Grovefield or otherwise with the appurtances AND all that field commonly called Thornfield containing by estimation six acres by the same more or less As all and singular the same premises late were in the . . . . . or occupation of the said John Alston the Elder or his Assigns and are situate lying and being in Edwardstone aforesaid To hold the same Premises to him the said Samuel Alston his Executors and Administrators from the feast of St Michael the Arch Angel thou last passed for the Term of 31 years from . . . . . . . . . . ensuing at & under a yearly rent of eighteen pounds as herein is mentioned AND whereas all & every the same premises are by assignment of certain mortgages . . . . . down to and vested in the said Samuel Alston for the remainder of two . . . . . Terms of five hundred years and one thousand years for securing payment to the said Samuel Alston his Executors and Administrators on assigning four hundred and fifty pounds and interest for the same now it is agreed by and between the said parties and the said Samuel Alston for himself his Executors and Administrators doth by these presents covenant and agree to and with the said John Alston the Elder and John Alston the younger or either of them their or either of their heirs Executors Administrators or Assigns that if the said John Alston the Elder and John Alston the younger or either of them their or either of their Heirs Executors Administrators or Assigns do and shall pay off and discharge the aforesaid sum of fourhundred and fifty pounds and interest to grow due for the same and also to Francis Green of Preston twenty pounds and to Mary Kirks widow fourteen pounds and interest within the space of four years next ensuing the date hereof then the aforesaid Lease shall be void and of nowe effect from and after one years end after the said four years shall be expired otherwise to remain in full force for the remainder of the said term of one and thirty years.AND it is agreed that the said Samuel Alston shall accept and take the yearly rent and proffits of the premises in leiu of full satisfaction of the yearly interest to grow due on the said assignment of the said mortgages and he the said Samuel Alston his Executors Administrators or Assigns shall not nor will cut or cropp any of the trees growing on the premises within the said term of five years nor afterwards if the said principle money or sum of four hundred and fifty pounds and interest and the said money due to the said Francis Green and Mary Kirks with interest thereof and charges be fully paid off within the said term of four years next to come from the day of the date hereof in . . . . . whereof the said John Alstron the Elder and John Alston the younger hereby covenant and agree and with the said Samuel Alston his Executors Administrators and Assigns maintain and keep all and singular the premises in good substance and condition of all sort of repairs from the day of the date hereof during the term of five years from there next ensuing.
Witness their hands and seals the day and year first herein written.
John Alston. John Alston Jnr.

Sam Alston signed and delivered in the presence of us R. Cole Henry Pyne this is a copy of the origional Articles of Agreement lodged in the hands of John Alston ye younger and was examined by us R Cole Henry Pyne. (in whose hand it is)
Ref. Bury RO 391/6.2 (2001)

An inscription on an Altar Tomb in churchyard of St Mary the Virgin Edwardstone, reads "Here likewise lieth the body of the aforesaid Saml Alston late of this parish Malster,who departed this life the 23rd day of February 1754 Aged 64 years". Tomb located 2000, cleared by Mrs Tregear of Edwardstone, and photographed.

His portrait signed Beeston Coyte 1752 was gifted in 2003 by E N A Hadwen (nee Fenn) to Christchurch Mansion Ipswich with the other paintings of the family by Coyte. It is inscribed on the back "Mr Sam Alston of Edwardstone aged 62 Beeston Coyte 1752" sighted E L Fenn 2001. Portrait now at Christchurch Mansion Ipswich SFK. 2004.

Small oval oil painting of Samuel & Sarah was given to Charles Alston by Catherine Mary Downing and transferred by Charles Barron Alston to Dr E L Fenn in whose possesion they are now (1907). Whereabouts unknown to researcher E L Fenn in 1998.
Will on file, page 162 Alstoniana.
There is a portrait of Samuel Alston at Nayland (?) and probate on his will was granted on March 12th 1754 at Bury St. Edmunds.

THE WILL OF SAMUEL ALSTONE OF EDWARDSTONE
Dated 12th Dec. 1751.
In the Name of God Amen, I Samuel Alston the Elder of Edwardstone in the County of Suffolk Maltster being in good health and of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding praise be God for the same do make this my last Will and Testament in manner following chiefly commending my soul into
the mercifull hands of Almighty God my Creator.
My body I commit to the Earth to be decently interr'd at the discretion of my Executor hereafter named and as to what wordly estate wherewith it hath please God to bless me I dispose thereof as follows
First I give and devise all and singular my Messuages Lands, Tenements, Hereditaments and real estate whatsoever and wheresoever unto my Son Samuel Alston and his heirs for ever.
Next I order and direct that all my just Debts be duely paid and satisfied.
Then I give and bequeath to my Daughter Sarah the wife of William Sudell of Colchester in the County of Essex Mariner the Sum of One Hundred and fifty Pounds of lawfull money of Great Britain.
Also I give and bequeath to my Daughter Mary Alston the sum of two Hundred and Sixty Pounds of like lawful money which said Legacies so given to my said daughters Sarah and Mary I will shall be paid to them respectively by my Executor hereafter named within one year after my decease.
Next I order, direct,and appoint my Said Son Samuel Alston my Executor hereafter named to place out the Sum of One Hundred and fifty pounds part of my personal Estate at Interest on good Security as soon as conveniently may be after my decease and pay the Interest arising therefrom to my daughter Ann the wife of Jacob Alston of Boxford in the Said County of Suffolk Maltster for her Sole Use and benefit and during the term of her natural Life my will being that her receipt for the same whether she be sole or covert and notwithstanding her Coverture shall be a legal and sufficient Discharge to my said Executor and from and immediately after her decease I give and bequeath the said One Hundred and fifty pounds to and amongst such child or children of my said Daughter Ann as shall be living at the time of her decease to be equally divided between them share and share alike at their several and respective attainments at the age of 21 years or Days of Marriage which shall first happen and in the mean time and until they shall attain such Age or Days of Marriage as aforesaid I desire the same may be placed out at Interest on Good Security In trust for my said Daughter Anns child or children by my said executor for their Use and benefit and the Interest thereof applyed towards their maintenance and Education but in Case my said Daughter Ann shall depart this life without Issue lawfully begotten
Then I give the said sum of One Hundred and fifty pounds after my said daughter Anns decease as aforesaid to my said two daughters Sarah and Mary to be equally divided between them share and share alike and if either of my said two daughters Sarah and Mary shall happen to dye before my said daughter Ann without Issue lawfully begotten
Then I give the sum of one Hundred and fifty pounds to the survivor of them the said Sarah and Mary and as to all the rest Residue and remainder of my Goods Chattles, Moneys and personal estate of what Nature or Kind soever and wheresoever after all my just Debts as aforesaid Legacies funerall charges charge of the Probate of this my will and other incident charges are paid and satisfyed I give and bequeath the same to my Son Samuel Alston his Executors Administrators and Assigns provided always and my Will and mind is that in Case my personal estate shall not be sufficient to pay off and discharge my just Debts and Legacies aforesaid that the several Legatees in this my will named shall bear an equal part and share of such Deficiency or Deficiencys in proportion and according to the Bigness of the several Legacies herein before given to them respectively And my mind and will further is that my said Executor shall not be answerable for any loss or losses that may happen in placing out the said sum of One Hundred and Fifty pounds or any part thereof at Interest (in Trust as aforesaid) or in any ways in the execution of this my Will unless the same be caused by their wilfull default or neglect and I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my said son Samuel Alston sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament and herby revoking all former and other Will and Wills by me at any time heretofore made I publish and declare this to be my last Will and Testament.
In withness whereof I have to this my last Will and Testament contained in two sheets of paper set my hand and seal to each sheet and my seal to the Label by which they are affixed together this twelfth Day of December in the twenty-fifth year of the Reign of Our Sovereign Lord George the Second by the Grace of God of Great Brittain ffrance and Ireland King Defender of the faith and in the year of our Lord one thounsand seven hundred and fifty one.
SAMUEL ALSTON, Senr.
Signed Sealed, published and declared by the said Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence and at his request have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses: Martha Bayles Martha Abbott Thos Bayles.

Proved 28th March 1754 by the oath of the Executor.

Research Notes:
Samuel Alston [391] bap 1680 St Giles Cripplegate LON may be Samuel [640] ? Did Samuel marry Sarah in London?

Access to the Edwardstone Hall archive may assist in confirming Alston relationships in Edwardstone. As far as the researcher is aware they have not been approached for access.
The archive was given to the Bury RO at one point but withdrawn in the 1950's.

11 June 1719 Alston (groom) married Light.
Canterbury Vicar General Licences 1694-1850

What role did Rachel Bonner (Bowen) fulfill in the Alston household that she should warrant her portrait being painted with the family by Beeston Coyte in 1754

COYTE, BEESTON - Adm.sizar (aged 16) at Peterhouse Feb 17th 1726/7. Of Suffolk. School Ipswich. Matric 1727; Scholar 1727; BA 1730-1. Artist. Died at Kingston, Jamaica. (T. A. Walker, 256.)
Alumni Cantabriensis
("Admitted sizar" - In the 19th century, a sizar was one of a body of students who, having passed a certain examination, were exempted from paying college fees and charges. They were probably so called from being thus employed in distributing the size, or provisions)

Edwardstone was once of considerable note, on account of the lords that lived here. In the Conqueror's time Hubert de Monte Canisio, or Montechcnsy, Guarin or Waryn, of this family, was so wealthy, that he was called the English Croesus, and according to Camden died worth 200,000 marks. Here was formerly a religious house, a cell to the monastery of Abingdon, near Oxford j but about the year 1160, the monks were removed to the priory of Colne, in Essex.
Ref Excursions in the county of Suffolk.



Samuel married Sarah [122]. Sarah was born about 1692, died on 20 May 1732 aged about 40, and was buried in Edwardstone SFK.

General Notes:
An altar tomb in Edwardstone Churchyard reads "here lieth the body of Sarah wife of Saml Alston of this Parish Maltster who departed this life the 25th day of May 1732 aged 40 years" Inscription checked in 2002.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 585 M    i. Samuel ALSTON [85] was born in 1721 in Edwardstone SFK, was baptised on 21 Oct 1722 in Edwardstone SFK, died on 3 Jun 1796 at age 75, and was buried on 11 Jun 1796 in Family Vault Nayland Church.

+ 586 F    ii. Sarah ALSTON [989] was baptised on 3 May 1724 in Edwardstone SFK and died about May 1760 in St Leonards Churchyard Colchester ESS aged about 36.

+ 587 F    iii. Anne ALSTON of Groton [994] was baptised on 6 Feb 1725/26 in Edwardstone SFK and died in 1761 at age 35.

+ 588 F    iv. Martha ALSTON [1003] was baptised on 23 Dec 1726 in Edwardstone SFK, died in Infancy., and was buried on 27 Dec 1726 in Edwardstone SFK.

+ 589 F    v. Elizabeth ALSTON [1004] was baptised on 21 Jan 1727/28 in Edwardstone SFK, died in Infancy., and was buried on 10 Mar 1727/28 in Edwardstone SFK.

+ 590 M    vi. John ALSTON [1005] was baptised on 19 Jan 1728/29 in Edwardstone SFK, died in Infancy., and was buried in Edwardstone SFK.

+ 591 F    vii. Mary ALSTON [999] was baptised on 6 Feb 1731/32 in Edwardstone SFK, died on 14 Apr 1768 at age 36, and was buried in Family Vault Churchyard Edwardstone SFK.


399. Thomas ALSTON [4905] (John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born circa 1693, died on 12 Jun 1774 aged about 81, and was buried in Jun 1774 in Family Vault Edwardstone.

General Notes:
Thomas was of Kirby (NFK?) and Boxford, He had issue. His portrait hung at Alston Court Nayland and was gifted in 2003 by E N A Hadwen (nee Fenn) to Christchurch Mansion Ipswich with the other paintings of the family by Coyte. It is inscribed on the back "Thomas Alston of Kirkby (Kirkly SFK?) and Boxford b1693 d 1774 Portrait from Alston Court Nayland. Beeston Coyte C1752" sighted by E L Fenn 2001. Portrait now at Christchurch Mansion Ipswich SFK. 2004.

It had been assumed his father was one John Alston married to Martha Stock?.

A Thomas Alston is mentioned in an Abstract of Nayland Town Land ownership between 1331 and 1748. Thomas was not a name used by later Alston family's in Nayland.

"Thomas Alston of Boxford in Suffolk Uncle of Samuel Alston attorney at Nayland in Suffolk died on Sunday morning the 12th day of Jun 1774 about 5 of the clock of the morning, aged 81 years and was buried in the vault in Edwardstone churchyard."
Samuel Alstons Latin book page 62.

National Burial Index only shows Thomas Alston bur Bramford, St Mary SFK 27 Jul 1771 [2964]

Research Notes:
IGI searched for mother

Thomas had a relationship with someone.

His children were:

+ 592 F    i. Grace ALSTON [4906] .

+ 593 M    ii. Thomas ALSTON [5331] .

400. Jacob ALSTON of Wrens Polstead [948] (John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 21 Jun 1696 in Edwardstone SFK, died on 18 May 1760 at age 63, and was buried on 23 May 1760 in Edwardstone SFK.

General Notes:
Jacob was presumed by Cresswell to be the son of John Alston and Martha Stock. Jacob was from Wrens, Polsted Birth date uncertain. Will dated 12 April 1759 was proved P.C.C. 3 July 1760. Tombstone at Edwardstone Churchyard reads "Jacob Alston of Polsted d.18 May 1760 a.64".

Jacob ye son of John Alston and Mary his wife baptised 21 June 1696, Jacob Alston buried 2 Dec 1757 also 23 May 1760 Edwardstone. IGI & Edwardstone Parish Transcripts Alstoniana.

Jacob may have married twice? a headstone at Edwardstone reads "In memory of Mary wife of Jacob Alston of Polsted who died 21 Sept 1750 Aetatis 54. She left one son and four daughters. At her feet lieth her son John who died 3 May 1746 Aetatis 19 years.

THE WILL OF JACOB ALSTON OF POLSTED, Gent.
Dated 12th April 1759
I give to my grandson Jacob Alston the messuage and farm with the buildings and lands situate on Wickerstreet Green in Boxford upon the expiration of the present lease, upon condition that he pay to my daughters Elizabeth and Sarah Alston within one year after the expiration of said lease the sum of L100 each, also for 3 years that he pay to them the rent or sum of L24 for said farm.
I give to my daughter Mary the wife of John Wisto the sum of L50 and an annuity, of L4
The sum of L100 with interest due to me from John Wisto I desire to be divided among the children of my daughter Mary Wisto
I also give to my grand-daughters Mary and Hannah Wisto L100 each with remainder to the survivor
I give to my daughter Martha the wife of Josias Shansfield the sum of L50 with an annuity of L4
The sum of L100 due to me from Josias Shansfield with interest to be divided among the children of my daughter Shansfield
I give to my grand-daughters Martha, Elizabeth, Mary and Sarah Shansfield L100 each, with remainder to the survivors or survivor.
Should my grandson die before the expiration of the lease of the farm, I give the said farm to my two daughters Elizabeth and Sarah Alston as tenants in common, subject to a yearly rent charge to each of my daughters Mary Wisto
and Martha Shansfield, and the further payment of L50 a piece to my above said six grand-daughters.
I give to my dear wife Elizabeth L20
The residue of my estate, I give to my two daughters Elizabeth and Sarah as tenants in common and not as joint tenants and appoint them executrixes of this my will.
Signed JACOB ALSTON
Witnesses : George Benyon, Nathaniel Adams, Toll Bacon.
CODICIL 31st March 1760.
The sum of L100 due to me from my son-in-law Josias Shansfield to be given to my grand-daughter Katherine Shansfield, born since the making of above will, on her reaching the age of 21 .
I give to my grand-daughters, Mary and Hannah Wisto, and Martha, Elizabeth, Mary, Sarah and Katherine Shansfield an annuity of 20/- each until they attain the age of 21, besides the legacies left to them in my will.
Signed JACOB ALSTON
Witnesses : Hannah Mitchell, Toll Bacon, Richard Lifton junr.
Proved 3rd July 1760 by Elizabeth and Sarah Alston spinsters, daughters of deceased and executrixes named in will.

Ref Lynch 271

Research Notes:
Suffolk Record Office, Bury St Edmunds Branch:
GROTON PARISH RECORDS
Catalogue Ref. FL506
Creator(s): Church of England, Groton Parish, Suffolk
CHARITIES
Miscellaneous town lands
FILE - Lease for 15 years - ref. FL506/11/13 - date: 1758
Churchwardens of Boxford to James Gardner yeoman of Boxford, Boxford Town Land in several pieces (occupied by Jacob Alston and James Gardner) 3 Apr. 1758
Ref A2A

Jacob married Mary [173]. Mary was born about 1696, died on 21 Sep 1750 in Edwardstone SFK aged about 54, and was buried on 25 Sep 1750 in Edwardstone SFK.

General Notes:
Mary was aged 54 at her death in Edwardstone.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 594 M    i. Jacob ALSTON [1561] was baptised on 13 Dec 1724 in Boxford SFK, died on 28 Nov 1757 at age 32, and was buried on 2 Dec 1757 in Edwardstone SFK.

+ 595 M    ii. John ALSTON [1562] was baptised on 24 Sep 1727 in Boxford SFK and was buried on 6 May 1746 in Edwardstone SFK.

+ 596 F    iii. Mary ALSTON [1563] was baptised on 22 Nov 1723 in Boxford SFK.

+ 597 F    iv. Martha ALSTON [1569] was baptised on 23 Mar 1727/28 in Boxford SFK.

+ 598 F    v. Martha ALSTON [1579] was baptised on 28 Aug 1726 in Boxford SFK and was buried on 10 Mar 1726/27 in Boxford SFK.

+ 599 F    vi. Elizabeth ALSTON [1580] was baptised on 25 Apr 1731 in Boxford SFK.

+ 600 F    vii. Sarah ALSTON [1583] was baptised on 21 Jan 1732/33, died on 16 Jun 1770 at age 37, and was buried on 23 Jun 1770 in Edwardstone SFK.

Jacob next married Elizabeth WRIGHT [6954] on 8 Mar 1753 in St Magnus the Martyr & St Margarets New Fish St London. Elizabeth was buried on 24 Aug 1781 in Edwardstone SFK.

General Notes:
That Jacob Alston married Elizabeth "Wright" is unproven

THE WILL of ELIZABETH ALSTON
Dated 6th October 1779
The will of Elizabeth Alston of Newton, co. Suffolk widow.
I desire my executor and executrix to place out at interest on Land or Government Stock the sum of L200 in trust for the benefit of my cousin Mary wife of Charles Ottley, formerly Mary Harrison spinster she to receive the interest of said sum half yearly and at her death the principal to be equally divided amongst her then surviving child or children.
I give to my cousin Catharine wife of --------- Bennett of Brent Eleigh co. Suffolk gardener the sum of L100 to be paid within one year of my decease, should she die before that time, the said sum to be equally divided between the children of my cousin Thomas Wright late of Sudbury, Suffolk Innholder.
I give to Elizabeth Dansie of Polstead, co. Suffolk widow and my, executrix, the interest of the sum of L200 the principal I give to Thomas Dansie only child of said Elizabeth Dansie, in the event of the death of said Thomas before the age of 21, the money to be equally divided between Sarah, Elizabeth, and William, three of the children of William Tiffen the elder of Newton farmer and my executor.
I give to Joseph and William Sparrow the two sons of Martha wife of Joseph Sparrow of Groton, co. Suffolk husbandman L30 each, the interest to be applied to their education
I give to Elizabeth wife of Thomas Pawsey formerly Elizabeth Shansfield, spinster, L60.
I give to Sarah, wife of John Gardiner, another daughter of Josiah Shansfield L40, both these legacies to go to the children of said Elizabeth and Sarah, should they die before receiving the same.
I give to Sarah Tiffen (or Tiffin) one of the daughters of said William Tiffen the elder L120.
To William Tiffen L50 child of William Tiffen the elder.
To Elizabeth Tiffen L50 child of William Tiffen the elder.
I also give to Thomas Wright of Sudbury, Innholder L10
I give my household goods and linen to Sarah Tiffen daughter of said William Tiffen the elder
I give my clothes and wearing linen to Elizabeth Dansie and Sarah Tiffen.
The residue of my goods, chattels, ready money, bills, bonds, mortgages and all my personal estate I give to the said Elizabeth Dansie and William Tiffen the elder my executrix and executor to be equally divided between them.
(Signed,) ELIZABETH ALSTON.
Witnesses. Samuel Alston, George Alston, Samuel Alston junr.
Proved 27th October 1781 by Elizabeth Westrup formerly Dansie wife of Ralph Westrup and William Tiffen the elder, executors named in will.
Webster 460. Copy of Will on this file.
Note second marriage of Elizabeth, daughter and executrix of testatrix, to Ralph Westrup is not given in Alstoniana.
Page 144 Alstoniana

401. Daniel ALSTON [11376] (Daniel200, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 12 Aug 1692 in Edwardstone SFK.

402. Joseph ALSTON [149] (Daniel200, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 11 Apr 1695 in Edwardstone SFK and was buried on 18 Apr 1695 in Edwardstone SFK.

403. John ALSTON [150] (Daniel200, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 5 Nov 1696 in Edwardstone SFK.

John married Mary Sarah HOLDER [7316] on 15 Apr 1723 in Groton SFK. Mary was buried on 21 Jan 1753 in Edwardstone SFK.

General Notes:
Placement of this burial against Mary is conjectural, wedding could be 1728


Children from this marriage were:

+ 601 M    i. John ALSTON [5242] was baptised on 28 Feb 1724/25 in Edwardstone SFK.

+ 602 M    ii. Daniel ALSTON [5350] was baptised on 24 Jul 1731 in Edwardstone SFK.

404. Susanna ALSTON [151] (Daniel200, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 15 Mar 1699/00 in Edwardstone SFK.

405. Joseph ALSTON [152] (Daniel200, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 4 Oct 1702 in Edwardstone SFK.

406. Robert ALSTON [153] (Daniel200, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 5 Mar 1704/05 in Edwardstone SFK.

407. Mary ALSTON [7315] (Daniel200, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 14 Jul 1706 in Edwardstone SFK.

408. George ALSTON [154] (Daniel200, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 12 Sep 1714 in Edwardstone SFK.

409. Hannah ALSTON [161] (Jasper202, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 30 Mar 1701 in Edwardstone SFK.

410. Gregory ALSTON [7329] (Gregory203, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was buried on 9 Jan 1749/50 in Edwardstone SFK.

General Notes:
That this Gregory is son of Gregory and Martha is based only on the name.

411. Sarah ALSTON (ALSTONE) [192] (Robert of Edwardstone208, Robert Jnr. of Edwardstone76, Robart29, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 16 Aug 1696 in Edwardstone SFK.

412. Mary ALSTON (ALSTONE) [193] (Robert of Edwardstone208, Robert Jnr. of Edwardstone76, Robart29, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 15 Oct 1699 in Edwardstone SFK.

413. John ALSTON (ALSTONE) [194] (Robert of Edwardstone208, Robert Jnr. of Edwardstone76, Robart29, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 21 Mar 1702/03 in Edwardstone SFK.

414. Samuel ALSTON [114] (Samuel211, Samuel Jnr84, Samuel of Edwardstone30, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 26 May 1738 in Edwardstone SFK.

General Notes:
This is a conjectural tree.

Edwardstone Baptisms: 26 May 1738 Samuel son of Samuel and Mary Alston

Bury & Norwich Post - 13 Feb 1788 - 3 - 3
Auction Wed 2nd April 1788.
At The Sign of the George, Hadleigh
Estates of the late Rev Agustus Henry Newcombe.
- All that farm called Street-End situate in Edwardstone. . . . . 224 acres. . . . . part leasehold held of Kings College Cambridge. . . . . all in the occupation of John Firman under a 12 year lease.
- Also that farm called Borehouse Farm . . . . . in occupation of Frances Butcher.
- Also about 8 acres and a half of freehold land in Edwardstone now in the occupation of Mr SAMUEL ALSTON under a lease which expires at Michaelas 1795 at a rent of 4/- per annum.
Advertisment on file E L Fenn

Samuel married Mary [183]. Mary was buried on 22 Apr 1781 in Edwardstone SFK.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 603 F    i. Mary ALSTON [178] was born about 1761, was baptised on 1 Mar 1773 in Edwardstone SFK, and was buried on 26 Jun 1825 in Edwardstone SFK.

+ 604 M    ii. Jacob ALSTON [5670] was baptised on 20 May 1777 in Edwardstone SFK and was buried on 9 Aug 1777 in Edwardstone SFK.

+ 605 M    iii. Robert ALSTON [180] was baptised on 26 Apr 1778 in Edwardstone SFK.

+ 606 M    iv. Jacob ALSTON [179] was baptised on 4 Apr 1779 in Edwardstone SFK and was buried on 10 May 1779 in Edwardstone SFK.

+ 607 M    v. Jacob ALSTON [182] was baptised on 28 May 1780 in Edwardstone SFK.

415. Susan ALSTON [115] (Samuel211, Samuel Jnr84, Samuel of Edwardstone30, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 24 Jan 1743/44 in Edwardstone SFK.

416. Robert ALSTON [5665] (Robert213, Samuel Jnr84, Samuel of Edwardstone30, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 21 Jul 1731 in Edwardstone SFK.

General Notes:
That this Robert married Mary Curtin and had a daughter is unproven

Robert married Mary CURTIN (CARTER) [2639] on 21 Oct 1760 in Edwardstone SFK.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 608 F    i. Sarah ALSTON [2640] was baptised on 2 Jul 1779 in Edwardstone SFK.

417. John ALSTON [4573] (Samuel220, John85, Samuel of Edwardstone30, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 15 Oct 1732 in Edwardstone SFK.

General Notes:
John son of Samuel & Elizabeth Alston baptised 15 Oct 1732 Edwardstone. IGI & Edwardstone Parish Transcripts Alstoniana.

418. Elizabeth ALSTON [4574] (Samuel220, John85, Samuel of Edwardstone30, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 16 Oct 1726 in Edwardstone SFK and was buried on 23 Nov 1740 in Edwardstone SFK.

General Notes:
Elizabeth daughter of Samuel & Elizabeth Alston baptised 16 Oct 1726 Edwardstone. Elizabeth daughter of Samuel & Elizabeth Alston buried 23 Nov 1740 Edwardstone Parish Transcripts Alstoniana.

419. Hannah ALSTON [4575] (Samuel220, John85, Samuel of Edwardstone30, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 26 Sep 1734 in Edwardstone SFK and was buried on 9 Mar 1735/36 in Edwardstone SFK.

General Notes:
Hannah and Anne daughters of Samuel and Elizabeth Alston baptised 26 Sept 1734 Edwardstone. IGI & Edwardstone Parish Transcripts Alstoniana.

420. Anne ALSTON [4576] (Samuel220, John85, Samuel of Edwardstone30, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 26 Sep 1734 in Edwardstone SFK.

General Notes:
Hannah and Anne daughters of Samuel and Elizabeth Alston baptised 26 Sept 1734 Edwardstone. IGI & Edwardstone Parish Transcripts Alstoniana.

Anne married John BAILE [5822] on 3 May 1764 in Edwardstone SFK.

General Notes:
Witness to marriage was Samuel Alston

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