THE KINGS CANDLESTICKS Alston Family History

Descendants of John Alston of Newton by Sudbury Suffolk


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609. Margaret FOSTER [2884] (Thomas FOSTER422, Avice ALSTON225, 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).

610. Avis FOSTER [2882] (Thomas FOSTER422, Avice ALSTON225, William of Woodbridge87, William of Siam Hall41, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

General Notes:
Avis received her Aunt Mary's Silver-Plate on latters death in 1714.

611. Edward Louisa MANN [2901] (Robert MANN of Linton KEN423, Elizabeth ALSTON228, William of Woodbridge87, William of Siam Hall41, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) died on 16 Dec 1755.

General Notes:
Edward was unmarried.

612. Galfridus MANN of Egerton Kent [2903] (Robert MANN of Linton KEN423, Elizabeth ALSTON228, William of Woodbridge87, William of Siam Hall41, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

General Notes:
Galfridus was M.P. for Maidstone Kent.

Galfridus married Sarah GREGORY [2904], daughter of John GREGORY of London. [2905].

Children from this marriage were:

+ 789 M    i. Sir Horatio (Horace) MANN 2nd Bart. [2914] died on 2 Apr 1814.

+ 790 F    ii. Alice MANN [2923] was born on 31 May 1739.

+ 791 F    iii. Sarah MANN [2925] was born in 1740.

+ 792 F    iv. Catherine MANN [2926] was born in 1742.

+ 793 F    v. Eleanor MANN [2940] .

613. Eleanor MANN [2906] (Robert MANN of Linton KEN423, Elizabeth ALSTON228, William of Woodbridge87, William of Siam Hall41, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

Eleanor married Sir John TORIANO Kt. of London. [2907], son of Nathanial TORIANO [2908].

General Notes:
Sir John was a merchant, as was his father.


The child from this marriage was:

+ 794 F    i. TORIANO [2909] .

614. Mary MANN [2910] (Robert MANN of Linton KEN423, Elizabeth ALSTON228, William of Woodbridge87, William of Siam Hall41, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

Mary married Benjamin Hatley FOOTE of Malling Abbey Kent. [2911].

Children from this marriage were:

+ 795 M    i. George Talbot Hatley FOOTE of Malling Abbey. [2942] died in 1821.

+ 796 M    ii. John FOOTE [2943] .

615. Catherine MANN [2912] (Robert MANN of Linton KEN423, Elizabeth ALSTON228, William of Woodbridge87, William of Siam Hall41, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

Catherine married Francis Hender FOOTE [2913]. Francis died in 1733.

Research Notes: See Burkes Commoners.Vol Pg 372.

616. Sir Horatio MANN K.B. And Baronet [2902] (Robert MANN of Linton KEN423, Elizabeth ALSTON228, William of Woodbridge87, William of Siam Hall41, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in 1701 and died on 6 Nov 1786 in Florence Tuscany. at age 85.

General Notes:
Horatio was conferred Baronet 3 Mar 1755, accredited Envy extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary at the Court of Florence by Sir Robert Walpole in 1740, he died there in 1786.
He was the friend and famous correspondent of Horace Walpole. Their correspondence is well knownand marked kindness and friendship were displayed by the former in his having, along with the assistance of Mr. Chute and General Guise, compiled the pedigree of Horace Mann who found the social habits of the grandees at Florence rendered it important that he should show his ancient descent.
There are many allusions by Horace Walpole in his letters to Mann as to the progress of the pedigree. Thus
Aug. 17, 1746, he writes "Don't be so humble about your pedigree. There is not a pipe of good blood in the kingdom
but we will tap for you. Mr. Chute has it now in painting, and you may depend on having it with the most satisfactory
proofs as soon as it can possibly be finished. He has taken great pains and fathomed half the genealogies
in England for you." Again April 2, 1750, he writes " Your genealogical affair is in great train and will be quite
finished in a week or two. Mr. Chute has laboured at it indefatigably.
General Guise has been attesting the authenticity of it today before 'A. I. P.' You will find yourself united with every drop of blood in England that is worth bottling up. The Duchess of Norfolk and you grow on the same bough of the tree."
Mann, writing to Walpole from Florence, December 4, 1750, says alluding to the pedigree "I shall hang it up in some inner room though it is the custom, as you know, of this country, these Alberi Gentilizie in their halls or the most public part
of the house. Besides I shall only take occasion accidentally to let some few see it who have made it necessary.
This is all the revenge I design to take for their malice.
Alstoniana Pg 311

Research Notes:
GOTHER MANN, &c.
Gother Mann (1747 - 1830) General Inspector General of Fortifications and Colonel Commandant of Royal Engineers second son of Cornelius Mann and Elizabeth Gother, born at Plumstead, Kent 21st Dec. 1747. Father went to West Indies In 1760 and died at St. Kitts 9 Dec. 1776. Gother left under care of his uncle Sir Milton of Faversham and after passing through Royal Military Academy Woolwich obtained a commission as practitioner engineer and ensign on 27th Feb 176 3. Employed in defences of Sheerness and Medway until 1775.
In 1775 sent to Dominica. Commanded militia when island was captured by French 1778. Little garrison made stout resistance, outnumbered, honourable capitulation. Prisoner of war for few months. On release appointed to Engineer Staff of Gt. Britain and reported on defences of East Coast. In 1781 surveyed defences of North East Coast. In 1785 went to Quebec as commanding Royal Engineers in Canada. Employed in civil and military duties in all parts, erecting fortifications, improving ports, laying out townships such as Toronto and Sorel.
in 1791 and joined Duke of York's Army in Holland 1793. Present at siege of Valenciennes and at siege of Dunkirk and at battle of Hondschoote or Menin. After service in various other places and different promotions he succeeded General Robert Morse as Inspector General of fortifications an office held unto his death.
Died 27 March 1830, buried in Plumstead churchyard. Had grant in Canada April 1805 of 22054 acres of land in township of Acton.
Also was offered baronetcy but declined. Married 1767 Anne 2nd daughter of Peter Nade of Rustleford Manor, Eythorne, Kent, rector of Cooling, vicar of Boughton Monchelsea, and Minor Canon of Rochester. 5 sons and 3 daughters. Gother in R,A., Cornelius in R.E., John in 28th Regt., and Fred Wm. in R.M., for William see below.
3 coloured miniatures belong to descendants, one when he had just entered the corps of Royal Engineers in 1663 is in possession of his grandson Maj. Gen. J. R. Mann, C.M.G. of R.E., son of Maj. Gen. Cornelius Mann, and was reproduced in Porter's History of Corps of Royal Engineers 1809.

Robert Mann a successful London merchant who bought an estate at Luton in Kent, built a "small but elegant seat on the site of the old mansion of Capell's Court " and died a fully qualified county squire 9 Sep 1751.
Sir Horatio Mann (1701-1786). Not a kinsman of Horace Walpole although an associate in his early days, obtaining through his friendship the offer in 1737 by Sir Robert of the post of assistant to "Mr. Fane" envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary at the Court of Florence. Did the work of Fane an indolent but particular person who Walpole says took to his bed for six weeks because the Duke of Newcastle omitted the usual prefix "very" to "your humble servant" in signing one of his letters. In 1740 succeeded Fane and was visited by Horace Walpole at the "Casa Mauvette by the Ponte de Trinita,"
and the poet Gray visited him about the same time and describes him as the best and most obliging person in the world, was delighted with his house, from the windows of which he says "we can fish in the Arno" and in1745 despatched his "good dear Mr. Mann" a heavy box of books.
Envoys business was to watch the doings of the Pretender and his family in Italy. Retailed damaging gossip.
In 1766 on death of Old Pretender bullied the Pope into suppressing the titles of his successor at Rome. In 1783 the Chevalier dining with the King of Sweden then a visitor in Florence narrated the circumstances of his visit to London in September 1750 and the despatch with the account of the adventure as it came from the Chevalier's own lips, dated 6 Dec. 1783, is with other Tuscan state papers preserved at the Record Office. Succeeded his elder brother in the Luton estate 1755 and was created a baronet 3 March. His receipt of the decoration of K.B. 25 Oct. 1768 was the occasion of a succession of brilliant fetes described in detail in his letters to Horace Walpole. Their correspondence from 1741 for 44 years during which they never saw each was phenomenal and avowedly for publication. It is summarised by Dr. Doran (from the originals at Strawberry Hill) in two volumes "Mann and.Manners at the Court of Florence " in 1786.
These volumes abound in accounts of serenades, fetes, masquerades, court ceremonial, and Italian eccentricities, including an elaborate exposition of the history and nature of cicisbeism, and many circumstances relating to the alleged poisoning of Clement XIV. in 1774. Writing from Florence in November 1754 the Earl of Cork describes Mann as living on the eminent savant Dr. Antonio Cocchi's "friendship, skill, and care " and adds "could I live with these two gentlemen only and converse with few or none others I should scarce desire to return to England for many years." Madame Piozzi visited Mann in 1784 when he was "sick and old" but maintained a weekly conversation on Saturday evenings. Mann's last letter to Walpole, of a series amounting to thousands is dated 5 Sept. 1786.
He died at Florence 6 Nov. 1786, having been 46 years minister, His body was removed to England
and buried at Luton. In his will, Mann, who had previously bought several pictures on commission for the Houghton and Strawberry Hill Galleries, left five pictures by Poussin to his friend Walpole to whom his letters also were transmitted. He had sent Walpole his portrait by Astley in 1752 this was engraved by Greatbach and included by Cunningham in his edition of Walpole's correspondence.
The estate and baronetcy passed to his nephew Horatio, who with his wife "the fair and fragile" Lady Lucy (Noel) had visited Mann at Florence in 1775, the pair being frequently mentioned with much tenderness and affection in his letters. Sir Horatio was M.P. for Sandwich in 1790, became a local magnate, and was a staunch patron of the Hambledonian Cricketers. (See Hasteds Kent, Nyren's Young Cricketers Tutor ed. Whibley, pp. xi, xxii, 94). He died in 1814 when the baronetcy became extinct.

William Mann R.E. (1817-1873) astronomer, born at Lewisham 28 Oct., 1817. 3 son of Maj. Gen. Cornelius Mann, and grandson of Gother Mann, went with his family to Gibraltar in 1830 on father's appointment as Commanding Royal Engineer. In 1837 Admiral Sheriff procured him post of second assistant at the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope and after due preparation he started work October 1839. For six years engaged on re-measurement of Lacaille's arc and sometimes passed three months without shelter even by night. His health was recruited by trip to England in 1846 and on his return in 1847 he engaged in the ordinary work of first assistant. Next voyage home was to fetch the new transit circle erected by him at the Cape in 1853 with only native aid. Contracted affection of the chest from his cometary observations, attacked by fever in 1870. Retired from observatory and died at Claremont near Cape Town on 39 April, 1873.
Married in 1883 Caroline 2 daughter of Sir Thomas McLean
Value for 3 years of a small pension granted at every death was paid to his widow by Mr. Gladstone's
orders. Mann's character and abilities were superior to his opportunities. He was a good mechanician and mathematician and his fellow assistant, Professor Piazz Smyth wrote of his "splendid intellectual parts and excellent dispositions."

EXTRACT FROM HASTED'S KENT. FOLIO EDITION, VOL. II., 142, A.D. 1782.
LINTON.
"On his death his widow became entitled to this estate, and soon afterwards again carried it in marriage to Brigadier-General George Jocelyn, whom she entitled to the fee of it. He alienated it to Robert Mann, Esq., who built a small but elegant seat there, partly on the site of the old mansion of Capell's Court, which he pulled down., and resided in it till his death, which happened on Sep. g, 1751. He left issue five sons, Edward Louisa, Esq. of Lynton Place ; Horatio, since created a Baronet and made a Knight of the Bath, now His Majesty's Envoy Extraordinary at Florence; Galfridus, father of Sir Horace Mann, Knt., and Robert and James, both of London, and three daughters,, of whom Mary, the second, married Benjamin Hatley Foote, Esq., now of Malling Abbey, and Catherine, the third, afterwards married Rev. Fracs. Hender Foote, of Charlton in Bishop's Thorne, brother of the former, By his last will, dated Sept. 2, 1751, he devised this his capital messuage, called Linton Place, with the parsonage and the advowson of the vicarage of Linton, and all other his estates in thus county, to his eldest son Edward Louisa, in tail male, with divers remainders over to his other sons, and then to his two daughters, above-mentioned, in succession in like tail. Edward Louisa Mann, above-mentioned, was of Linton Place, Esq., and died seized of it unmarried, on Dec. 16, 1775 ; on which, by the above entail, it came to his next brother, Sir Horatio Mann Knight of the Bath and Baronet, His Majesty's Envoy Extraordinary at Florence, who is the present proprietor of this seat, together with the parsonage and advowson of the vicarage of Linton, and other estates adjoining in this parish."

HASTED, VOL. II., p. 432.
BOUGHTON MALHERB.
The Earl of Chesterfield, however, before this period, by his deed in 1750, passed away this manor, with the site of Boughton Place, and the advowson of the rectory appendant to the manor, and all the rest of the Wotton estates in this county to Galfridus Mann, of London, Esq. ; (d) who died possessed of them in Dec. 1756, leaving issue one son Horatio, and three daughters.
Horatio Mann, Esq., succeeded his father in the possession of these estates, of which he is the present owner ; and on June 15, 1772, appeared as proxy for his uncle, Sir Horatio Mann, Bart., on his installation as Knight of the Bath, having been knighted previous to that ceremony. Sir Horace Mann, for so he is now styled, to distinguish him from his uncle Sir Horatio, in 1779, succeeded, by gift from his uncle above-mentioned, to his seat and estate at Linton in this county, where he at times resides. He married on April 13, 1765, Lady Lucy Noel, sister of Thomas, Earl of Gainsborough, who died at Nice in 1778, by whom he has issue three daughters, Lucy, Emily., and Harriet.
There are but small remains of the mansion of Boughton Place left standing, the greatest part of It having been pulled down many years ago, and what is left of it is only sufficient for a farm-house. It stands adjoining to the church-yard westward, and by the remains of it, appears to have been a stately building.
Wormsell has ever been esteemed as an appendage to the manor of Boughton.
Note. (d) This family is descended from ancestors seated at .Ipswich, in the county of Suffolk, of whom Edward Mann, Esq., was Comptroller of the Customs at that place,and his descendant, John Mann married Mary daughter of Edward Hinton, of the County of Beds., gent., by whom he had Robert Mann, of London, and afterwards of Linton in this county, Esq., who died March 12, 1752, leaving issue by Eleanor, his wife, daughter and heir of Christopher Guise, of Abbott's Court in the county of Gloucester, Esq., five sons and three daughters, viz., Edward Louisa, the eldest son, who was of Linton, Esq., where he died unmarried on Dec. 16, 1775, and was succeeded in his estates in this county by his brother, Sir Horatio Mann, Baronet and Knight of the Bath, which Sir Horatio, who was the second son, has been many years resident at Florence as His Majesty's Envoy Extraordinary.
On March 3, 1755, he was created a Baronet, to him and his heirs male, and in default of such issue, to his brother Galfridus, and the heirs male of his body lawfully begotten, so that as Sir Horatio is at present unmarried, and far advanced in years, Sir Horace Mann, his nephew, will in all probability succeed him in that title. Galfridus, the third son, was purchaser of Boughton Manor, as above-mentioned, and father of the present Sir Horace Mann, Knt. Member in the last and present Parliaments for the town of Maidstone in this county. Robert was the fourth son, and James the fifth.
Of the daughters, Eleanor married John, afterwards Sir John Torriano, of London, knt., merchant, by
whom she had issue. Mary married Benjamin Hatley Foote, Esq., and Catherine married the Revd. Francis Hender Foote, both of whom left issue. See Kimber's Bar., vol.iii, p.140.
They bear for their arms, Sable on a fess counter embattled between 3 goats passant, argent, as many ogresses. Guill. p, 360.
Galfridus Mann, Esq., by his Will dated 16 March, 1754, gave all his Manors, lands, &c. in Kent or elsewhere (except in the Co. of Warwick which he directed to be sold) to Edwd. Louisa Mann and Benjamin Hatley Foote, Esq. in trust that his wife Sarah should receive an anny. of L700 per an. and his brother Horatio L100 per an. All his other estates subject as above, except his lands in the Co. of Warwick to his son Horatio for his life, remr. to his sons respectively in tail male, remrs. to his daus. Alice, Sarah, Catherine, and Eleanor in like tail, remr. to the uses of the Will of his late father, Robert Mann. His estates in the Co. of Warwick to be sold with all his personal este. and he directed his Trustees to lay out in the public funds a sum to pay ; L75oo apiece to each of his daus. and to lay out the rest in lands in Kent as near as possible to the estates he already possed. in it to be settled to the uses above mentd.
N.B.-The parish of Egerton adjoins that of Boughton Malherb and Galfridus Mann owned lands in Egerton, but the other was the principal place and the seat there was the ancient seat of the Wottons.
Gal. Mann is therefore always spoken of as of B. Malherb, not of Egerton. But he must have had only a short residence there as he died six years after the purchase, and when he must have still been engaged in business.
Horace Walpole in his letters to Mann, gives a graphic account of the death of his brother Galfridus.
It will be seen that Hasted mentions 5 sons of Robert Mann, of whom, two, Robert and James, were of London.
In allusion to the Coats in the Coat of Arms, Horace Walpole when making up the Pedigree for his friend Horace Mann at Florence, adds the motto " per ardua stabiles."
Malling Abbey was, when I knew the place, the residence of the Akers family. It is now a Nunnery. The gateway is in fine preservation and shews its early Norman origin. It was probably built by Gandulph, the architect of the Tower of London. A.T.Keene.
The above extracts from Hasted and the notes following have been supplied by A. T. Keene, Esq. The Mann's Royal Descent, firstst eludicated by Horace Wallpole for his friend Sir Horatio Mann, appears elsewhere in this volume pg 309 Stemmata Alstoniana.
Ref: Alstoniana Pgs. 289 - 291

617. William ALSTON of Bramford [2958] (Samuel of Bramford431, Samuel of Marlsford230, William of Woodbridge87, William of Siam Hall41, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born about 1695, died on 26 Jul 1749 aged about 54, and was buried in Bramford SFK.

General Notes:
William was of Bamford, (Ipswich on his Marriage Lic.) Barrister-at-Law, admitted Grays Inn, 21 Oct 1714 (ref Law List PRO) died aged 54. His will dated 10 Mar 1746/7 proved PCC 31 Oct 1749. In it his 3 surviving sons were said to be under 21yrs he had 2 or 3 other sons who died young.
Trustee in 1742 Sir W Devereux's gift.

He was a beneficiary under his Aunt Alice Alston's [2957] will dated 18 Sep 1694

Alston William son and heir apparent of Samuel A of Bramford Suff. arm.
21 Oct 1714 f1399, called to the bar 15 Jun 1719 (only son of Samuel A of Marlesford) d 26 July 1749, aged 54, bd at Bildeston; m Elizabeth eldest dau and Co-H of Bartholomew Beale, Esq., of Bildeston, she d 16 May 1741 aged 41.
Collectanea Genealogica.

Marlsford Parish Records. Ref. FC 117
Creator: Church of England, Marlesford Parish, Suffolk
Devereux' Charity. - ref. FC 117/L1
FILE - Deed of trust - ref. FC 117/L1/6 - date: 24 January 1742
William Alston of Bramford, esq., and Simon Dore the Elder of Barham, gent., to William Cockrell of Barham, yeoman, and Daniel Phenee of Barham; charity money left by Sir Walter Devereux for use of parish
FILE - Deed of trust - ref. FC 117/L1/7 - date: 1 February 1742
William Cockrell of Barham, yeoman, and Daniel Phenee of Barham to William Alston the Elder of Bramford, esq., and William Alston his son, Simon Dove the Elder of Barham, gent., and lord of the manor of Marlesford, Simon Dove the Younger of Stowmarket, gent., Fynn Dove of Walkern, Herts., clerk, Simon Dove his son, Robert Sparrow the Elder of Kettleburgh, gent., Robert Sparrow the Younger of Woodbridge, gent., Edward Williams of Marlesford, clerk and William Edgar of North Glemham, gent., charity money left by Sir Walter Devereux for use of parish.
A2A

Wm. Alston Esq. had also a seat in Bildeston in 1734. The Alstons of Bildeston bore for arms-A Chevron between three goats heads.
Alstoniana Pg 363 & 368

GROWSES "BILDESTON" I892.- Privately Printed.
Pages 17, 19, 20, 46.
William Alston, Esq., in 1734 held a moiety of the Manor of Bildeston in right of his wife Elizabeth, daughter of Bartholomew Beale, Esq. He was a Barrister of Gray's Inn, the only son of Samuel Alston, Esq., of Marlesford Suff:
Arms : Azure, semee of Etoiles or
On a monument in North aisle of Bramford Church : Sacred to the memory of Wm. Alston, a Barrister of Gray's Inn, late of this Parish, Esq.; and Elizabeth his wife, who lye interred in the body of this church. He was the only son of Samuel Alston, late of Marlesford in this County, Esquire. She was the elder of the two daughters
and coheirs of Bartholomew Beale, Esquire, late of Bildesdon in this County. They had issue six sons, three of whom William, Thomas and Joseph, survive. She dyed 16 May A.D. 1741 aet 41. He dyed 26 July A.D. 1749 aet 54
Arms: Alston with Beale on escutcheon of pretence.

Traders' Token of the 17th Century issued at Bildeston.
Abraham Alstone. In the centre a heart,
Rev. In Bildestone. In the centre A. A.
Thomas Alston of Polsted Esq = Frances dau. of Simon Blomfield
of Coddenham born 1612 = 2. Sir John Temple of Stow. Bucks.
A Mr. Alston was master of Eccles Grammar School 1668-1671.
Alstoniana Pg 270

Loraine Family Archive. Ipswich R.O. Ref HA61.
6 Sept 1766. An assignment for the remainder of 100yr and 2000yr terms, of Tye Farm Bradford, was executed to Elijah Impey trustee for a John Dunning, by William Beale Brand Esq. of Polstead, executor of his father the late Jacob Brand who held Tye Farm in trust for William Alston of Bramford. HA61/436/142. (Cat.pg 9).

10 Sept. 1722. An abstract of writings relating to my Bramford Estate 1628-1722. HA61/436/568.

9 Sept 4 Car:1 (1628)
Peter Alston seized in fee of one Messuage with the lands thereto belonging in Bramford in the County of Suffolk commonly called Hulverhill possessed of the Manor of Lovetofts AND of one other Messuage in Bramford aforesaid commonly called Aldersfield (?) containing together by estimation 90 acres more or less AND ALSO of the Manor of Lovetoft By Will bearing date the 26 March inst (?) before the day hereof did devise inter alia the first mentioned premises to Peter Alston his eldest son and his heirs for ever and the Manor of Lovetoft inter alia to Edward Alston another son and his heirs forever and died at Bramford 3 of April 4 Car. 1 as appears by Inquisition taken before his Majesties . . . . . eator at Gippin (g) in the said County (Nunn1)
Note The premises together with the Manor of Lovetoft are holden in fee Sottage of the Manor of Bramford nt patet ibin. (Num 1)

15 Feb 13 Car:1 (1637)
Peter Alston son of the aforesaid Peter Executor to Edward Alston his brother and Guardian and Committee of John Alston and afterwards of Joseph Alston sons of the said Edward by order of the Court of Wards and Liveries became bound to his Majesty in L5000 Bond bearing date the 3 July 2 Car to amount for all such money goods and chattels late the said Edward Alston deceased as came to his hands and to stand to and abide the Order of the Court. AND afterwards the said Peter died leaving Peter his son and heir his Executor Who by decree of the said court was ordered to pay to the said Joseph the sum of L3450/15/4d as appears by the Exemplification of the said Decree. (Num 2)

21 Jan 14 Car:1 (1638)
The premises and all other lands of the said Peter Alston upon an Inquisition taken at Bradford 21 Jan 14 Car: were extended and seised into his Majesties hand upon forfeiture of the said Bond of L5000 by virtue of a Writ of Extent issuing out of the said Court of Wards and Liveries. (Num 3)

18 Dec 19 Car:1 (1643)
The aforesaid Joseph Alston writing that whereas he had a Lease or an Assignment of the Lands extended did by Will devise all his right title Interest . . . . . Claim and Demand whatsoever with the term of years therein to him belonging to his Executrix to be sold for the payment of his debts and legacies . . . . . the several . . . . . redeemed them by payment of L2400 within six months or within such time as his Executrix in writing should give AND he made Mary his wife sole Executrix. (Num 4)

10 & 11 August 12 Car:2 (1660)
Peter Alston aforesaid and Mary Alston Executrix of the said Joseph Alston by Lease and Release convey the said premises inter alia to Sir John Hanmer his heirs and assigns forever. (Num 6:7)

10 July 15 Car:2 (1663)
Charles 2 by letters patent did grant and assign the Lands extended to Mary Alston Widow and Executrix to Joseph Alston and to her Executors Administrators and Assigns. (Num 5)
Note Possession was delivered to the said Joseph Alston by Order of the Court of Wards in the year 1639 but he had no grant by reason of the distractions that soon after happened but he and his Executrix afterwards continued in possession.

21 April 16 Car:2 (1664)
The aforesaid Mary Alston in consideration of L725 did assign the said premises extended as aforesaid to William Gilbert Clerk in Trust for William Baker Clerk his Executors Administrators and Assigns. (Num 8 Double)

22 April 16 Car:2 (1664)
Mary Alston and Sir John Hanmer aforesaid did by Deed Covenant with the said William Baker to levy a fine of the said premises to the use of the said William Baker his Heirs Assigns forever. (Num 9)

16 Car:2 (1664)
The fine was accordingly levied by the name of two Messuages 60 acres of land 10 acres of meadow 30 acres of pasture with their appurtenances in Bramford (Num 10)
Note The post fine was 15/-

23 Nov 16 Car:2 (1664)
A general Release from Sir John Hanmer and Mary Alston to the said William Baker for the consideration money viz. L725 (num 11)

1 May 8 Geo (1722)
William Baker (only son and heir of the before mentioned William Baker) and Susan his Wife Edward Spenser and Ann his wife (only daughter of the said William Baker and Susan his wife) for the docking of all entails and the . . . . . Of all Dower did by Deed covenant with Edward Mundy and his heirs to the absolute use of the said Edward Spencer and his heirs. (Num 12)

8 Geo (1722) The fine was accordingly levied by the name of 2 messuages 2 gardens 2 orchards 60 acres of land 10 acres of meadow 30 acres of pasture with their appurtenances in Bramford.
Note The original Deeds are in the hands of them who purchased the greater part of the estate
Note All the premises are freehold and pay to the Manor of Bradford 18/4d and to the Manor of Lovetoft 3/31/2d free . . . . . (Num 13)
Note Peter Alston was at the same time owner both of the Manor of Lovetoft and of these premises . . . . .
Ref Ipswich RO GB436/568 (2003 copy on file with a pedigree of proprieters)

THE WILL of WILLIAM ALSTON Esq. of BRAMFORD
Dated 10 March 1746/47
I desire to be buried in the middle aisle of the parish church of Bramford as near my dear late wife as may be. I desire my executor to have a grave stone laid there within 6 months after my decease with a short inscription in memory of me and my said wife with our arms engraved thereon.
I give to my eldest son William Alston my messuage, lands, tenements and hereditaments in Bramford and Blakenham co. Suffolk upon certain conditions hereafter mentioned
I give to my second son Thomas the interest of all my stock in the Bank of England until he reach the age of 21 years, on his attaining that age, the stock to be his. Should Thomas die before the age of 21 the Stock to be equally divided between my son William and my youngest son Joseph The dividends on said stock have been received for me by my friend Mr John Coles of Fleet St. London.
I give to my son Joseph Alston L60 to pay the fine and fees due upon his admission to the copyhold lands in Chelsworth, part of the estate of Bildeston which will come to him at my death
I also give to my said son Joseph L150 to put him to some employment at the age of 16, or should his guardian send him to one of the universities, to take orders hereafter which I much approve, the said sum with interest to be paid to said Joseph at the age of 21
I desire that William pay to Joseph the sum of L150 before mentioned, also in case the Bank Stock shall not be worth L600 at the time my son Thomas attains his majority, my son William is to make up the deficiency the above provision for my two younger sons is over and above the sum of L500 intended to be raised for them upon the Bildeston estate by virtue of the appointment of my wife dated 12 Sep 1738
I give to my brother-in-law Jacob Brand Esq. my right in an annuity in the Exchequer in the name of Prewe Downing since Prewe Nicholson, in trust to pay the same to my said three sons.
I appoint the said Jacob Brand, executor of this my will and trustee for my sons during their minority, should he die before my sons are 21 I appoint my sister Mrs. Brand their guardian
I give L10 each to Mr. and Mrs. Brand for mourning
I give a mourning ring value a guinea to my friend William Swinburne of Gray's Inn; Esq. The same to my friend Mr. Coles
I give L10 to Mrs. Susan Evans
I give all my law books to my son William and all my other books to be divided between my three sons according as my executor thinks fit
I bequeath to each of my sons a large and a small silver salver, and 2 silver spoons engraved with an unicorn's head.
I give to Thomas my son, the pearl snuff box studded with gold, my gold pair of sleeve buttons and one coffee pot
I give to Joseph my green jasper ring set in gold.
I give to my servant Ambrose Brown two guineas
I give to the poor of the Parishes of Bildeston and Bramford, each parish 40/-
The residue of my estate I give to my son William.
Signed WILLIAM ALSTON
Witnesses : Thos. Willson, Martin Cobbald, John Cobbald.
CODICIL-July 1st, 1749. Out of the residue of my estate I desire my son William to pay to my son Joseph the further sum of L100
Signed WILLIAM ALSTON
Proved with Codicil October 31 1749 by Jacob Brand sole executor named in will.
Ref Lisle 302
Alstoniana Pg 38
Copy on this file

Research Notes:
Charles Beaumont a graduate and benefactor of Peterhouse College Cambridge gave funds for the College to purchase advowsons. The advowson of Newton by Sudbury was sold by a William Alston in 1717 to Peterhouse for L700.
Limited verification

William married Elizabeth BEALE [2959], daughter of Bartholemew BEALE Esq. of Bilderston. [2960] and Elizabeth KILLINGWORTH [21907], on 2 Mar 1725/26 in Bildeston SFK. Elizabeth died on 16 May 1741 and was buried in Bramford SFK.

General Notes:
Elizabeth was aged 24 at her marriage 41 at her death.

Married by Licence Archdeaconry of Sudbury issued 2 Mar 1726.
William Alston lawyer of Ipswich & Mrs Elizabeth Beale of Bilston single woman aged 24. At Wiston. Bondman James Brand

This marriage was also registered in Ipswich.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 797 M    i. William ALSTON [2961] was baptised on 8 Jan 1728/29 in Bildeston SFK, died in 1799 at age 70, and was buried on 14 Jan 1799 in St Oswalds Durham.

+ 798 M    ii. Thomas ALSTON [2964] was baptised on 24 Oct 1732 in Bildeston SFK, died in 1771 in Clayton at age 39, and was buried on 27 Jul 1771 in Bramford SFK.

+ 799 M    iii. Joseph ALSTON [2965] was baptised on 1 Aug 1737 in Bildeston SFK.

+ 800 M    iv. Charles ALSTON [2966] was baptised on 2 May 1736 in Bildeston SFK and was buried on 27 Sep 1736 in Bildeston SFK.

618. Elizabeth ALSTON [2967] (Samuel of Bramford431, Samuel of Marlsford230, William of Woodbridge87, William of Siam Hall41, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) died before 1742.

General Notes:
Elizabeth resided at Ipswich. She is described in her Will dated 10 Sept 1736 as Elizabeth Alston the younger, spinster. She refers to property (tenements and farm) in Bramford in the tenure and possession of William Rivers which is left to her mother Elizabeth Alston.
Other legatees include her sister Mrs June Coles and her sisters child Ann Elizabeth Coles and Mrs Christian Coleman of Ipswich spinster.
Will proved PCC 19 May 1742 by her mother.
Ref PROB 11/718 Q143
Copy on file 2003

She was a beneficiary under her Aunt Alice Alston's will dated 18 Sep 1694

The Will of Elizabeth Alston the younger of Ipswich, co. Suffolk, spinster.
Dated 10 September, 1736.
I give to my mother Mrs. Elizabeth Alston for her life, with remainder to my sister Mrs. Ann Coles and to her daughter
Ann Elizabeth Coles, my Messuage and farm, and all my lands, tenements, and hereditaments in the Town of Bramford,
co. Suffolk.
I give L100 to my said sister Ann Coles on the death of my mother, the latter to have the interest of the same during
her life.
I give the further sum of L100 to my sister Ann and her daughter Ann Elizabeth on the death of Mrs. Christian Colman of Ipswich, spinster, the latter to have the interest of said L100 for her life.
The sum of L300 to be put out at good interest by my executrix, any bequest to Ann Elizabeth Coles to be exclusive of
the L100 agreed to be paid her by an Indenture made between my mother and me.
The remainder of my estate, after payment of my debts, funeral charges, etc., to be equally divided between Ann Cole, Ann Elizabeth Coles, and Christian Coleman.
I appoint my mother sole executrix and at her death I nominate my said sister Ann Coles and Christian Coleman executrixes.
ELIZABETH ALSTON: Junior.
Witnesses: Peregrine Love, Lott Knight junior, Robert Capon.
Proved 19th May, 1742, by Elizabeth Alston, widow, the executrix named in will.
Alstoniana Pg 137.

619. Anne ALSTON [2968] (Samuel of Bramford431, Samuel of Marlsford230, William of Woodbridge87, William of Siam Hall41, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

General Notes:
Anne had issue a daughter, mentioned in her sister Elizabeths will 1742, she was also a beneficiary under her Aunt Alice Alston's will dated 18 Sep 1694

Anne married COLES [2969].

The child from this marriage was:

+ 801 F    i. Ann Elizabeth COLES [6991] .

620. Mary ALSTON of Bilderston [2970] (Samuel of Bramford431, Samuel of Marlsford230, William of Woodbridge87, William of Siam Hall41, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

General Notes:
Mary recieved a legacy of Pds300 and jewelry from her great Aunt Mary Alston whose goddaughter she was.

Mary married Titus TWEEDY Clerk of Frimley St Mary [5998] on 6 Nov 1729 in Bildeston SFK, by Lic. Arch. Sudbury 16 Oct 1729.

General Notes:
Married by licence issued. 31 Oct 1729 Titus Tweedy clerk of Frimley St Mary widower & Mary Alston of Bildeston single woman aged 30. At Bildeston.

621. Sir Sir Edward PICKERING 4th Bt of Tidmarsh WIL [22107] (Sir Gilbert PICKERING 3rd Bt of Tidmarsh WIL442, Dame Frances ALSTON279, 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) died in 1749.

622. Dorothy Elizabeth PICKERING [22108] (Sir Gilbert PICKERING 3rd Bt of Tidmarsh WIL442, Dame Frances ALSTON279, 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) died after 1741.

623. Frances PICKERING [22109] (Sir Gilbert PICKERING 3rd Bt of Tidmarsh WIL442, Dame Frances ALSTON279, 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) died after 1741.

624. Jemima PICKERING [22110] (Sir Gilbert PICKERING 3rd Bt of Tidmarsh WIL442, Dame Frances ALSTON279, 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).

Jemima married someone.

625. Ann ALSTON [377] (Rowland 4th Bt. (Sir)449, Rowland 2nd Bart (Sir)283, Thomas Kt & Bt. of Odell (Sir)124, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was buried on 4 May 1725 in Odell BDF.

General Notes:
Ann died in infancy, she is buried with her mother under a black ledger stone to the right of the altar in Odell church inscribed ". . . . . and also Temperance, Ann and Rachel who all dyed infants"
Ref.Harvey - Hundred of Willey co Bedfordshire. Bedford R.O.



626. Sir Thomas ALSTON 5th Bt. [3060] (Rowland 4th Bt. (Sir)449, Rowland 2nd Bart (Sir)283, Thomas Kt & Bt. of Odell (Sir)124, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 23 Mar 1723/24, was baptised on 22 Apr 1724 in St James Westminster London, died on 18 Jul 1774 at age 50, and was buried on 26 Jul 1774 in Odell BDF.

General Notes:
Thomas Alston
Birth date 25 Mar 1724
Baptism date 22 Apr 1724
Parish St James County Middlesex
Father's first name Rowland Knt & Bart
Mother's first name Elizabeth his Lady
Archive City of Westminster Archives Centre
Record set Westminster Baptisms.
Findmypast

Alston Sir Thomas Bart. elder son of Sir Rowland Alston, Bart., M.P., by Elizabeth daughter of Capt. Thomas Reynes; adm., (aged 11) Jan 1735/6; left 1739; Queens Coll. Camb. (adm. fellow com. April 21 1740); Ensign 1st Foot Guards April 16 1741: Lieut and Captain April 23 1743; retired April 11 1745; M.P. for Beds July 1747 - Mar 1761; succ. as 5th baronet Jan 2 1759; m. Aug 30 1750 Catherine daughter of Davis Bovey; d. July 18 1774.
Ref: Old Westminsters Vol I. NZSOG.

Sir Thomas was M.P. for County Beds., b. c1724, 1st s of Sir Rowland Alston, 4th Bt., M.P. for Reds., by Elizabeth, da. and heir of Capt. Thomas Raynes, educ. Westminster Jan. 1736, aged 11 ; Oueens Camb. 1740 m. 30 Aug. 1750, Catherine Davies, da. and heir of Rev. Thomas Davies Bovey of Longstowe, Cambs., s.p. site. succeed as 5th Bt. 2 Jan. 1759
Ensign 1st Foot Guards 1741, Capt 1743, retired 1745.

Thomas Alston - Adm. Fellow Commoner at Queens 21 Apr. 1740; second son of Sir Rowland Bart. of Beds. Succeeded his brother Rowland as Bart. 1759; M.P. for Beds. 1747 - 61; Died July 18 1774; Buried at Odell. (G.E.C.)
This entry in the Alumni appears incorrect as to the lineage.

Manor of Molash and all the glebes and tithes of this parish of Molash 1653 belonged to Dudley Palmer Esq. of Grays Inn afterwards belonged to the Meads and from them came to Sir Thos. Alston Bart. of Odell in Bedfordshire who lately died in possession of it.
Alstoniana Pg 368

Name: Rowland Alston Dates: 1726-1750 Title: Lieutenant in the First Regiment of Guards Gender: Male Office Holdings:
Lieutenant in the First Regiment of Guards, Appointed in March, 1748
Source Date: March, 1748 Source Info:
Gentleman's Magazine, March, 1748.

On 5 Aug. 1753 Philip Yorke (q.v.) wrote to Lord Hardwicke about Alston, who had been for a short time in a madhouse.
Sir Rowland Alston is very desirous that his son should come in again for the county. If the young man is in any tolerable state of sanity, I do not see any other choice can be made in order to keep up the Whig interest here.
His re-election in 1754 was unopposed, and he was classed by Dupplin as an Opposition Whig connected with the Duke of Bedford. On 15 Nov. 1755 Horace Walpole, writing to Henry Seymour Conway of the debate on the subsidy treaties with Hesse and Russia, noted 'Poor Alston was mad, and spoke ten times to order'.
On 30 Sept. 1758, 'Thomas Potter (q.v.), who himself thought of standing for Bedfordshire, wrote to the Duke of Bedford with regard to the next general election: "I am pretty certain that if Mr. Alston should choose to be re-elected, the county will not choose to re-elect him" Bedford replied on 2 Oct. 1758:
. . . . . whether, though Mr Alston should be thought an improper person, his brother Lt. Col. Alston, might not he thought a proper candidate by many of the Whig gentlemen, and the Dissenting interest in this county (which is not an inconsiderable one) I cannot take upon me to determine.
Neither stood in 1761.
Thomas Alston, who had separated from his wife by mutual consent two years after their marriage, died 18 July 1774, leaving all his property to Margaret Lee, his housekeeper, through whom it eventually descended to his illegitimate son Thomas.
Ref The History of Parliament - House of Commons 1754-1790.

After serving in the army Thomas Alston was returned unopposed as a Whig for the county in 1747 as a government supporter. The 2nd Lord Egmont's electoral survey c1749-50 notes on Bedfordshire: "Thomas Alston to continue---not an improper man he appears to have suffered from fits of insanity. In August 1752 he was confined in Duffield's madhouse upon very strong affidavits of absurdities he had been guilty of. He himself insisted he had been greatly heated of late by drinking and . . . . . that any extravagancies he might have been guilty of, were owing to that, and to that only, summoning everyone he knew in in town to come and declare his being in his right senses. He was released on expressing willingness to undergo treatment, but on the 15th Nov 1753 Richard Rigby (q.v.) reported to the Duke of Bedford "I hear among friends he has been in a bad way again lately".
Another quote by Lord Egmont: "Thomas Alston was frequently not in any tolerable state of sanity even for Parliament"
Ref The History of Parliament - House of Commons 1715-1754.

His will below dated Sept 1766, proved 21 Nov 1776 by Margaret Lee spinster of Gt James St, St Margarets, Westminster, executrix, a definative sentence having first been pronounced for the validity of the will, left all his property to the said Margaret Lee. She is said to have been his housekeeper and had children by him. According to Cresswell Burkes Extinct Baronetage & Burkes Landed Gentry 1894 edition have a wrong view on the disposition of Sir Thomas's assetts. One Thomas Alston appears to be an illegitimate son of Sir Thomas as Sir Thomas's assets, passed to Margaret Lee, appear to have passed to this man who carried on the line of the Alstons of Odell, as follows

A letter dated 30 Sept 1803 signed R O (R Orlebar) to Thos Alston Esq conveyed to Alston the disapproval of the writer and others of the parish who were "in an uproar" at Alstons behaviour at a meeting convened for "finding a man to serve in the Army of reserve" the candidate was rejected by Alston "with scorn" but later "received with pleasure by Northamptonshire". R.O. writes further "I shall not presume to tell Magistrates or others how they are to act upon the present unfortunate occasion. but in an affair which gives (I shall be bold enough to say) universal dissatisfaction in Counties in general, as much case as possible ought to be administered to parishes . . . . . individuals instead of (pointedly) the reverse.
A further letter by R.O. addressed only Sr. dated the 1 Oct 1803 refers to the incident and problems with funding and other matters concerning the Volunteer Corps and National Defence.
Ref Bed PRO OR/2071/447

EXTRACTS FROM OLD LETTERS BY REV F S ALSTON. [3907]
Clapham of Harrold says Sir Rowland had two sons and one daughter Thomas, Rowland & Sarah. Thos. married a woman of family. That Sir Rowland left Odell Castle and went and resided at a little house in the neighbourhood.
Sir Thos. then lived at Odell Castle, he was at times insane, He had not been married long before his wife left him. They had no children at the time. He have heard she cohabited with a Mr. Wass by
whom she had two sons one is dead and he believes the other son has the title and claims the estate. Sir Thos. took into his house a Mrs. Lee by whom he had one Son, the person who now lives at Odell. When Sir Thos. died he left her his property. She afterwards married Gascoign and lives at Harrold. Sir Rowland has been dead
about 35 years.
Some of the Family he have heard are buried at Strukson and Pavenham villages near, Mr. Grantham Rector says he believes Sir Rowland left the Estate to Sir Thos. during his life and if he died without issue then to his brother Rowland, which was the case.
Sir Thos. Alston left Mrs. Margerett Lee Sole Executrix & Heiress, Sir Rowland the younger Brother and last of the Family dying without issue. Mrs Lee claimed the Odell Estate as a reversionary Estate, under the will of Sir Thos. Alston she being left sole Heiress.
Miss Sarah Alston Sister to Sir Thos. married Dr. Pye Preband of Rochester by whom she had one Daughter who married Mr. Fitzherbert and died without issue.
He says when Sir Rowland was in Possession of the Estate he cut down a quantity of timber of the estate in consequence of which Mrs. Margerett Lee brought an action which was tried at Westminster. Sir Rowland endeavoured to set aside his brothers Will by proving him insane but Mrs. Lee produced a letter written by him on the same date as the signature of the will, with an exactness for which in his rational moments he was particular.
The case went against Sir Rowland, and was obliged to reinstate the value of the Timber amounting to about L500, tho' it was generally supposed had he moved it into the House of Lords he would have substantiated his claim.
(Mottos in Arms) In Coelo Quies-Immotus.
Alstoniana Pg 282

THE WILL OF SIR THOMAS ALSTON Bart. of ODELL.
ln the name of God Amen. I Sir Thomas Alston of Odell in the County of Bedford Baronet being in perfect health and understanding do make this my last Will and Testament of and concerning all the estate and effects which I die possessed of or entitled to.
In the first place I desire all my just debts and funeral expenses to be paid by my Executrix hereinafter named as soon as conveniently after my decease all and singular my lands messuage's and hereditaments whether freehold leasehold copyhold or otherwise situate and being in the parish of Lyd and in Molash in the County of Kent and in the parish of Harrold in the said County of Bedford or elsewhere with their respective appurtenences which descended and came to me as Nephew and heir-at-law of Mrs. Ann Mead late of Harrold aforesaid widow deceased and all and singular other and every my messuages land and estate of what nature or kind soever or wheresoever the same be which I die possessed of or now am or shall be in any way entitled to in reversion remainder or expectancy with their appurtenances
I do hereby give devise and bequeath the same and every part thereof unto Margaret Lee of Great James Street in the parish of Saint Margaret Westminster Spinster and to her heirs for ever for her only proper use and behoof and as her own estate absolutely Also all and singular my rents arrears of rents dues and demands owing or belonging
to me all my household goods furniture chattels real and personal money in the stocks or public funds security and acknowledgment for money of every sort linen plate and all others my personal estate and effects of what nature or kind soever the same now is or may hereafter consist of and wheresoever the same be at my decease I give and bequeath the the same to the said Margaret Lee Executrix of this my Will and do declare this only to be my last Will and Testament
In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal this sixth day of September 1766.
(Signed) THOS. ALSTON,
Signed sealed and declared by the said Sir Thomas Alston as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto in the presence of the testator and of each other Jno. Marsh,
W. Myddelton, Thos. Orlebar Marsh.
Proved at London a 21 November 1776 before the Worshipful Andrew Coltus Ducenal Doctor of Laws and Surrogate by the oath of Margaret Lee Spinster the Executrix to whom administration was granted having been first duly sworn to administer. A definitive sentence having been first pronounced and promulged for the validity of the Will as by the Acts of Court specified thereon appear.
Geo. Gostling
Nath. Gosling
R. C. Cresswell
Deputy Registrars.

Ref - Bellas 447
Copy on this file

Research Notes:
Bedfordshire and Luton Archives and Record Service:
Bedfordshire: Quarter Sessions
Catalogue Ref. QS
Creator(s): Bedfordshire Quarter Sessions, c 1350-1970
Sessions House or Shire Hall - ref. QSH
Trust deeds and papers relating to trusts

FILE - ref. QSH/1/1 - date: May-June 1752
Endorsement: (i) John, Duke of Bedford (ii) Jn., Earl of Ur. Ossory; Phil. Yorke esq.; SIR ROWLAND ALSTON, Sir Danvers Osborn, barts.; Thos. Bigge, Jn. Orlebar, Cuthbert Sheldon, Jn. Nodes, Talbot Williamson, Thos. Potter, THOMAS ALSTON, Paggen Hale, Jn. Bullock, Savile Cockayne Cust, Marshe Dickinson, Wm. Farrer, Harry Johnson, esqs.; Phil. Birt, clerk; county j.p.s; Wm. Edwards, Robt. Butcher, Wm. Theed, Chas. Jackson, clerk; borough j.p.s; (iii) Thos. Woodward of Bedford; recites:- L.410 was raised by voluntary subscriptions of trustees and others for the area marked 'A' in sketch in margin; L.90 was paid by Thos. Woodward for areas 'B,B'; - area marked 'A', on trust to suffer buildings to be erected to be used by justices of assize, oyer & terminer & gaol delivery, & j.p.s for county and town, for assizes, and for quarter sessions (county & town), and for Bedford petty sessions; and such other lawful purposes as trustees at quarter sessions think fit; provided that the custos rotulorum and such persons as for the time being shall after the decease of John, Duke of Bedford, be his heir male and in possession of Woburn Abbey, be always of the number of the trustees; who shall be justices acting for the county and town; witn. Wm. Goldsmith, D. Jn. Mason. 11 June 1752.

FILE - ref. QSH/1/2-5 - date: Jan - Feb 1796
Conveyance (lease & release): 2 copies of each (i) Wm. Theed of Bedford, esq. (ii) Fra., Duke of Bedford; John, Earl of Ur. Ossory, custos; Sir Phil. Monoux, bart.; Sam. Kettilby, D.D.; Thos. Potter, Jn. Osborn, Jn. Miller, THOMAS ALSTON, Wm. Gery, Wm. Thornton Astell, Sam. Whitbread sr. & jr., esqs.; Jn. Hawkins, Wm. Hooper, Edw. Tanqueray & Jas. Webster, clerks; acting j.p.s for the county; Jn. Gotobed & Wm. Belsham, esqs., acting J.P.s for town; recites 1/1; and that all trustees are dead except Wm. Theed; -- all that capital messuage or tenement, county hall or sessions house & residue of site included, marked 'A' in 1/1, in St. Paul's parish, on trust as before; same provision regarding trustees; with. Jer. Fish Palmer, Pet. Gardom, Thos. Kidman. 31 Jan., 1 Feb. 1796.
Ref A2A

Alston (Thomas). M.P for co. Bedford. Letter to the Duke of Newcastle 1759. Ref: British Library



Thomas married Dame Catherine DAVIS-BOVEY [3061], daughter of Rev Dr Thomas BOVEY of Stow Cambridge. [3062] and Catherine SHAW [4169], on 30 Aug 1750. Catherine died in 1778.

General Notes:
Records of the King's Remembrancer E134 Exchequer MISC 2583
Depositions taken by Commission:
Thomas Alston, Elizabeth, his wife, Justinian Alston, and others. v. Thomas Richard Till: Concerning Dame Catherine Davies Alston, deceased, late wife of Sir Thomas Alston, deceased, and the paternity of two of her children, known as Fanny Clarke and Kitty Clarke, supposed to be the children of Henry Sims alias Clarke.: Southampton Covering dates 51 Geo. III 28 Nov. 1810 Availability: Open Document, held by The National Archives, Kew

Will of Dame Catherine Davies Alston, widow, relict of Sir Thomas Alston, late of Odell, co. Bedford, baronet.
Dated 4th August, 1774.
First Codicil dated 7 April, 1778;
Second Codicil dated 2 May, 1778.
in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. Testatrix is called "of Stafford" in the index.
Proved 25th June, 1778,
Testatrix gives to John Wasse, of Stafford, L100 a year out of her estates, the same sum to her son Charles, aged 4 years,
and to her daughter Hannah, aged 11 years. All property in Bedford and Cambridge in trust, to son John, aged 14, daughter Ffrances aged 18, and daughter Catherine, aged 17. Gold watch and seal to Hannah, snuff-box to Charles, diamonds and rest of jewels to John. Residue to be divided equally between Charles and Hannah.
CODICIL, April 7th, 1778, leaves L1000 to John.
Proved PCC 25 June 1778.
Her sons assumed her husbands title after its extinction. She died in her 81st year.

Long Stow Camb.-Sir Ralph Bovey who resided at Houghton d. 1679 left this estate to the Revd. Mr. Danes who took the name of Bovey. Lady Alston left this manor to her son John.

Research Notes:
SIR,
By the request of Mr Alston I inform you that we have sent to Lincoln as you requested but have received no
answer . . . . . When Mr Alston was in Town he mention'd the business respecting the Odell Estate to a friend who he
suppos'd might get information the which he has not received and if correct I think will do away the necessity of searching for the will of Sr John Alston which is as follows, viz.-
Sir Rowland Alston liv'd at Odell Castle 10 miles from Bedford but has been dead about 20 years ; he was
married but had no children by his wife & the Title in now extinct ; his Lady left him upwards of 50 years ago and
cohabited with a Mr Wass by whom she had two children who both took the name of Wass ; the first was born 18 or
20 months after she lived with Wass! they were considered his children and inherited his property and after his Death
the elder son Convey'd the property in that character. Sr. Rowland was still living and kept a woman by whom he
had a son who took his name and call'd himself his son and at his death got into possession of his property which was
about L6,000 p ann. after the death of Sr Rowland John Wass the elder son by Lady Alston call'd himself John
Alston and took the Title of Sr John and fil'd a Bill in Chancery for the recovery of the Estate, so that Thomas
Alston was not at rest so long as Sr John liv'd . . . . . does not know there was any entail upon the estate but can by enquiry.
Sr John Alston as he call'd himself died about 2 years since in poverty.
Sr Thomas Alston I suppose must mean the person at present in possession of the Estate.
Mr Alston join with me in best respects
Your obedt Serv
JNO HEAD
P.S. I hope you will excuse our freedom , When you have a fair copy of the pedigree we should be oblige to you
to inform Mr Alston as it may be of service before we make a fee the serch
The corrections are as in the origional.
Letter undated. Paper stained. Watermark, L. TOWLL, 1808.
Alstoniana Pg 295.



Thomas had a relationship with Margaret LEE [4034]. Marriage status: unmarried. Margaret died on 24 Jul 1809.

General Notes:
Margaret Lee spinster married Robert Garstin of Harrold Esq. High Sheriff. of Beds., in 1809*.
Alstoniana Pg 368.
* misprint should read 1792


Their children were:

+ 802 M    i. Thomas Lee ALSTON [24322] was born on 9 Dec 1755 and was baptised on 3 Jan 1756 in St Martin in the Fields LON MDX.

+ 803 M    ii. Capt Thomas ALSTON [4036] was baptised on 21 Jul 1758 in Odell BDF and died on 31 Jan 1823 at age 64.

+ 804 M    iii. Rowland ALSTON [4037] was baptised on 25 Jul 1758 in Odell BDF and died in 1787 at age 29.

627. Ann ALSTON [3067] (Rowland 4th Bt. (Sir)449, Rowland 2nd Bart (Sir)283, Thomas Kt & Bt. of Odell (Sir)124, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 15 Mar 1725/26 and was baptised on 7 Apr 1726 in St James Westminster London.

General Notes:
Anne Alston
Birth date 15 Mar 1726
Baptism date 07 Apr 1726
Parish St James County Middlesex
Father's first name Sir Rowland Bt
Mother's first name Dame Elizabeth
Archive City of Westminster Archives Centre
Record set Westminster Baptisms
Findmypast

Cathedral Church of St Paul
London
Robert Pye of the Parish of Knotting in the county of Bedford bachelor and Ann Alston of the Parish of St. James' Westminster in the County of Middlesex spinster were married in this Cathedral Church March ye 3rd 1747-8 by me, Wm. Fitzherbert. 138

Mrs Pye survived her brother Sir Thomas.

A portrait of Ann was said to have been in the possession of Col Lynn of Wickham market SFK - Alstoniana 1898.



Ann married Rev Dr Robert PYE L C D Prebend of Rochester [3068], son of Henry PYE of Farringdon BKM [24969] and Anne BATHURST [24970], on 3 Mar 1747/48 in St Pauls Cathedral LND. Robert was born in 1743 and died on 5 Jun 1788 at age 45.

General Notes:
Pye, Robert (1743 - 1788)
Ordination:
deacon : 17/04/1743 (Reynolds, Richard/Lincoln 1723-1744)
priest : 29/05/1743 (Reynolds, Richard/Lincoln 1723-1744)
Appointments:
Rector : Knotting cum Souldrop (30/05/1743 - 24/10/1770 )
Rector : All Saints Odell (14/06/1762 - 05/06/1788 )
Prebendary : Rochester cathedral, canonry of the 3rd prebend (10/06/1774 - 21/06/1788 )
Death: 05/06/1788
http://www.theclergydatabase.org.uk/jsp/persons/DisplayPerson.jsp?PersonID=2151

Robert was also Rector of Tichmarsh Northhamptonshire.


The child from this marriage was:

+ 805 F    i. Anna PYE [3069] .

628. Elizabeth ALSTON [3066] (Rowland 4th Bt. (Sir)449, Rowland 2nd Bart (Sir)283, Thomas Kt & Bt. of Odell (Sir)124, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born about 1716, died on 30 Apr 1756 aged about 40, and was buried on 7 May 1756 in Odell BDF.

General Notes:
Elizabeth was unmarried.

She is buried with her mother under a black ledger stone to the right of the altar in Odell church inscribed ". . . . . Elizabeth her eldest daughter who dyed April 30th 1756 aged 37 . . . . . "
Ref.Harvey - Hundred of Willey co Bedfordshire. Bedford R.O.

Elizabeth Alston - On the 15th May, 1756, Administration of the goods chattels and credits of Elizabeth Alston late of the parish of St. James Westminster co, Middlesex Spinster deceased was granted to Sir Rowland Alston Baronet the natural and lawful father of the said deceased having been first sworn duly to administer

Elizabeth Alston-On the 8th February 1759, Administration of the goods chattels and credits of Elizabeth Alston late of the parish of St. James Westminster co. Middlesex Spinster deceased left unadministered by Sir Rowland Alston Baronet deceased whilst living the natural and lawful father of the said deceased was granted to John Orlebar Esq. one of the executors named in the will of the said Sir Rowland Alston deceased having been first sworn duly to administer

629. Temperance ALSTON [3071] (Rowland 4th Bt. (Sir)449, Rowland 2nd Bart (Sir)283, Thomas Kt & Bt. of Odell (Sir)124, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 22 Jan 1718/19 in St James Westminster London and was buried on 29 May 1725 in Odell BDF.

General Notes:
Temperance died in infancy, she is buried with her mother under a black ledger stone to the right of the altar in Odell church inscribed ". . . . . and also Temperance, Ann and Rachel who all dyed infants"
Ref.Harvey - Hundred of Willey co Bedfordshire. Bedford R.O.

630. Rachel ALSTON [3073] (Rowland 4th Bt. (Sir)449, Rowland 2nd Bart (Sir)283, Thomas Kt & Bt. of Odell (Sir)124, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 24 Aug 1722 in Ampthill BDF and was buried on 6 Oct 1722 in Odell BDF.

General Notes:
Rachel died in infancy, she is buried with her mother under a black ledger stone to the right of the altar in Odell church inscribed ". . . . . and also Temperance, Ann and Rachel who all dyed infants"
Ref.Harvey - Hundred of Willey co Bedfordshire. Bedford R.O.



631. Col Sir Rowland ALSTON 6th Bt. [3063] (Rowland 4th Bt. (Sir)449, Rowland 2nd Bart (Sir)283, Thomas Kt & Bt. of Odell (Sir)124, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born about 1727, was baptised on 8 May 1727 in St James Westminster London, died on 29 Jun 1791 aged about 64, and was buried on 9 Jul 1791 in Odell BDF.

General Notes:
Rowland Alston
Baptism date 08 May 1727
Parish St James Middlesex
Parents names not included
Archive City of Westminster Archives Centre
Westminster Baptisms.
Not proven to Rowland [3063]

Alston Sir Rowland Bart., brother of Sir thomas Alston [q.v]; adm. (aged 8) Jan 1735/6; left 1743; Clare Coll. Cambridge. (adm. pensr. Sept 28 1743); matric. 1743; Ensign 1st. Foot Guards April 11 1745; Lieut. and Capt. Feb 26 1748; Capt and Lieut Col. May 2 1758; retired July 30, 1762; succ. his brother Thomas as 6th baronet July 18 1774; High Sheriff of Beds. 1779/80; m. Gertrude, daugher of the rev Dr Durnford; d. June 29 1791.
Ref: Old Westminsters Vol I. NZSOG.

Rowland Alston - Admitted pensioner at Clare College Camb. 28 Sept 1743; Matric 1743; First son of Sir Rowland MP for BED Bart. Born London. Succeeded Bart 1774. (G.E.C.)

Sir Rowland was Col 1st Foot Guards; High Sheriff of Bedfordshire 1779 - 80. Will dated 22 Mar 1790 proved PCC 13 July 1790 by Dame Gertrude his relict and devisee. Died aged 64. Upon his death the Odell Baronetcy became extinct, the title was nevertheless assumed by John Alston als Wasse, then his brother Charles Alston als Wasse. Died s.p.

Rowland Alston
ResidencePrecinet Of The Tower
Marriage date22 Sep 1753
ParishSt George's Chapel, Albemarle Street
Spouse's first name(s)Gertrude
Spouse's last nameDurnford
Spouse residencePrecinet Of The Tower
CountyMiddlesex
Westminster Marriages

Rowland & Gertrude's marriage is recorded both at The Fleet & St George Albermarle St?

Rowland inherited his father's manors in Pavenham, they then passed to a nephew, remaining in he family until 1845 when the estates, originally the Tyringham and Tyrrel Manors, were sold to the Duke of Bedford, who bought up Stevington at the same time.
Ref - PAVENHAM, The Life story of a Village by Rachel Marchbank. Published 1993.


The Times Friday July 8th 1791 Pg 3 Died. "Wednesday the 29th ult at Odell Castle Bedfordshire, Sir Rowland Alfton Bart. Being the laft of that ancient family, and dying without iffue the title is extinct"

Gentlemans Magazine,
29 June 1791 Pg 682,
At Odell castle co. Bedfordshire Sir Rowland Alston Bt. being the last of that ancient family and dying without issue the title has become extinct.

A ledger stone in the west end of the nave at Odell Church is inscribed "Sacred to the memory of Sir Rowland Alston Baronet who died the 29th Day of June 1791 aged 64 yrs. Also of Dame Gertrude Alston his widow who died on the 14th Day of March 1807 aged 75 yrs"

THE WILL OF SIR ROWLAND ALSTON OF ODELL CASTLE Bt.
Dated 22nd March, 1790.
I give my real estates unto my wife, Dame Gertrude Alston, and her heirs, also my personal estates and effects, and appoint her executrix, and George Brooks, of Green Street, Grosvenor Square, executor of this my will.
ROWLAND ALSTON.
Witnesses: Mary Barlow, William Bullock, William Rutherford (Surgeon),
Proved 13th July, 1791, by Dame Gertrude Alston, widow, relict of deceased, and George Brooks, Esq., executors named in said will.

Research Notes:
Officers of the Militia 1805 - Gentlemen & Yeomanry Calvalry
War Office 14 October 1805.
Bedford & Odell.
Capt Rowland Alston 3 Oct 1803.
In the absence of any other Rowland Alston to fit this entry it is placed under Sir Rowland albeit he was dead !

Other Records

1. Hatchment Odell Church: Sir Rowland Alston & Gertrude Durnford.
There is a Hatchment hanging in Odell Church (2003) to Sir Rowland described as:
1 - Alston impaling sa. three rams heads cabossed ar. armed or. Durnford. IN COELO QUIES.
Ref: Harvey - Hundred of Willey co Bedfordshire.

2 - Dexter Background Black
Azure 10 estoiles four, three, two, one or, in centre chief the badge of Ulster (Alston), impaling, sable three rams heads cabossed argent (Durnford) Crest: Between the horns of a crescent argent an estoile of six points or Mantling: Gules and argent Motto: In coelo quies Two Cherubs heads flanking shield
For Sir Rowland Alston, 6th Bt., who m Gertrude, sister of Stillingfleet Durnford and d.s.p. 29 June 1790 aged 64 (B.E.B.)
Ref:Hatchments in Britain by Peter Summers

Refer Gen Francis Alston [4107] re correspondance in the 1950's about the hatchments.

(Hatchment - The coat of arms of a dead person placed on the front of a house, in a church or elsewhere at funerals, notifying the death and the rank of the deceased. Also called Achievement
Annadales English Dictionary.)


Rowland married Gertrude DURNFORD [3064], daughter of Rev Thomas DURNFORD Rector Rockbourne Hants. [3065], on 22 Sep 1753 in The Fleet/St George Albermarle St LND. Gertrude was baptised on 9 Aug 1731 in West Park Hants., died on 14 Mar 1807 in London at age 75, and was buried on 24 Mar 1807 in Odell BDF.

General Notes:
Gent's Mag., 1753, Pg. 491.
Marriage - Alston Esq of the 1st Reg of Guards to Miss Gatty Durnford of the Tower.

THE TIMES - Thursday March 19th 1807 pg. 3 col.d
"On Saturday at her house in Harley Street, Lady Alston, relict of the late Sir Rowland Alston of Odell Castle, in the County of Bedford, with whom the Baronetage of that very ancient and honourable family became extinct".

Gertrude Durnford baptised at West Park Hants. 9th Aug. 1731. Married September 1753. Ob. s. p.

Lady Gertrude was not buried in wollen and a fine of L2/10/0 was paid for the poor, she is buried with her husband in the west end of the nave of Odell Church.

THE WILL of DAME GERTRUDE ALSTON
Dated 10 January 1772
This is the last Will and Testament of me Dame Gertrude Alston relict of Sir Rowland Alston Bart. late of Odell castle Bedfordshire.
I desire to be buried at Odell in the same grave as my late dear husband
I give to my niece Sarah Fetheston . . . . . an annuity of L100 for life
I give to Stillingfleet Rayner ? of the of the office of Ordinance Esq L1000
I give to Elizabeth Brookes my god daughter, daughter of John Brookes Esq of Beddenham in the co of Bedford L500
I give to my servant Mary Barlow L100 and all my wearing apparel
I give to my other servants in my employ one years wages
The residue of my estate to my nephew Henry Rowland Fetheiston . . . . .
George Brookes of Grosvenor Sq MDX appointed executor
Signed Gertrude Alston
Witnesses Jn Kirton Mr Grey Ben Dunn Jnr.
Codicil 10 Jan 1792
I give to George Brookes Esq my executor L500
Signed Gertrude Alston
Proved London 8 Apr 1807 on oath of George Brookes Esq.
Ref PROB 11/1458 Q256
Copy on file 2003

Research Notes:
Roy Alston has had a copy done of Lady Alston's portrait.

Other Records

1. Hatchment Odell Church: Gertrude Durnford & Rowland Alston.
There is a Hatchment hanging in Odell Church (2003) to Lady Gertrude described as:
All Black Background
On a lozenge surmounted by a cherubs head Azure 10 estoiles four, three, two, one or, in centre chief the badge of Ulster (Alston), impaling, sable three rams heads cabossed argent (Durnford) Motto: Resurgam
For Gertrude widow of Sir Rowland Alston 6th Bt. She d 13 March 1807 (B.E.B. ; Complete Baronetage)
Ref:Hatchments in Britain by Peter Summers

Refer Gen Francis Alston [4107] re correspondance in the 1950's about the hatchments.

632. Ann ALSTON [7143] (Vere John (Rev)454, Rowland 2nd Bart (Sir)283, Thomas Kt & Bt. of Odell (Sir)124, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

General Notes:
Ann was of Pavenham, she was married by licence, the article in the Bedfordshire Magazine 1949 wonders why Ann was not married in Pavenham.

Felmersham Register
"Marriages in the year of 1743
Mr Wingate Russell of Oakley batchelor and m Ann Alston of Pavenham both of the County of Bedford by a licence from the office of Faculties May 23"

Ann married Wingate RUSSELL of Oakley [7144] on 23 May 1743 in Felmersham.

633. Temperance ALSTON [3162] (Vere John (Rev)454, Rowland 2nd Bart (Sir)283, Thomas Kt & Bt. of Odell (Sir)124, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born about 1716 and died on 26 Oct 1742 in Odell BDF aged about 26.

General Notes:
Temperance died vita patris aged 25. (or 26, Ref BDF RO 2352/6 Family Tree)

Temperance married Rev Arthur BEDFORD [3163] on 1 Jul 1737 in St Paul Bedford.

General Notes:
Arthur was the vicar of Sharnbrook and Poddington in Beds.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 806 F    i. Temperance BEDFORD [3164] .

+ 807 F    ii. Anne BEDFORD [3168] .

634. Elizabeth ALSTON [6523] (Vere John (Rev)454, Rowland 2nd Bart (Sir)283, Thomas Kt & Bt. of Odell (Sir)124, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 4 Aug 1718 and was buried on 24 Aug 1718.

General Notes:
A Memorial slab uncovered under the wooden floor of the pew at the East End of the North Chapel in St. Peters Church Pavenham during restoration work read: Here lieth the body of Elizabeth ye daughter of Vere John Alston Clerk
she died August 24th 1718 aged 20 days.



635. Elizabeth ALSTON [6524] (Vere John (Rev)454, Rowland 2nd Bart (Sir)283, Thomas Kt & Bt. of Odell (Sir)124, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 26 Dec 1722 in Pavenham BDF, died on 18 May 1724 in Pavenham BDF at age 1, and was buried in Pavenham BDF.

General Notes:
Pavenham Bishops Transcripts
Baptisms
Elizabeth ye daughter of Mr Vere John and Elizabeth Alston Dec 26 1722.

A memorial slab was uncovered under the wooden floor of the pew at the East End of the North Chapel of St. Peters Church, Pavenham with the following inscription: Here lieth the body of Elizabeth ye daughter of Vere John Alston
Clerk Jnr. She departed this life May the 18th 1724 in ye 2nd year of her age".

636. Thomas James SELBY [3047] (Mary ALSTON456, Rowland 2nd Bart (Sir)283, Thomas Kt & Bt. of Odell (Sir)124, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

General Notes:
Thomas was of Wavendon & Whaddon Hall. d.s.p.

637. John REYNOLDS [9716] (Edward REYNOLDS471, Frances ALSTON293, 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 1691.

General Notes:
John was educated Lincoln Coll. Oxford matric 19 May 1708, aged 17 BA from St Mary Hall 1711



638. William ALSTON [6425] (William479, William294, 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 11 Jun 1710 in Pavenham BDF, died in Apr 1736 at age 25, and was buried on 26 Apr 1736 in St Peter Pavenham BDF.

General Notes:
Pavenham
Baptisms 1710 Bishops Transcripts
William of William & Elizabeth Alston June 11th

Worcestershire Record Office:
Berington Collection
Catalogue Ref. 705:24
Creator(s):
Berrington family of Malvern, Worcestershire
FILE [no title] - ref. 705:24/953 - date: 11 July 1736
[from Scope and Content] Counterpart of indenture between Anne Alston, widow of William Alston late of Pattenham otherwise Pavenham, Beds., gent., deceased, Frances Alston, spinster, one of the sisters of the said William Alston, John Lord of Merston Moreton [Marston Moretaine], Beds., clerk, Mary, his wife, sister of the said William Alston, Sir Henry Liddell of Ravensworth Castle, co. Durham, bart., George Liddell of the parish of St. Paul Covent Garden [London], Esq,, Charles Sanderson of the Middle Temple, London, gent., Letitia Stockdale, spinster, daughter of Christopher Stockdale late of Bilton Park, Yorks., Esq., deceased, by Elizabeth Stockdale, his wife, deceased, and Robert Broome of St. Martin Le Grand [St. Martin's-Le-Grand, London], distiller, being a mortgage of 2 closes of pasture and appurtenances in Pavenham, being a piece of meadow ground in Eland Meadow called the Great Berry Dole between the ground late of Thomas Alston on the east and of the late Thomas Gilbert on the west; a close of pasture called Hall Close next to the Church Lane on the east, Hall Green on the west and Berryfield on the north; a close of pasture called Berryfield between the grounds of the late Sir Thomas Alston called Newfield on the west and Gills Lane on the east; closes of pasture called Parradice, Homestall and Meals Close between the said Berryfield on the west and the highway leading from Pavenham to Felmersham on the east and the common fields next to Felmersham on the north; 2 closes of pasture called over End Close and Lacks Close between Parradice Close on the south and the common field land on the north; arrable land called Wallers Wood Peice between Odell Balkes on the east and Wallers Wood balkes on the west; and arrable land called Warners Over End Peice. Witnesses: Coates Browne, Ralph Hilton. Seal. Consideration: L2,300 10s.
Ref A2A

Pavenham
Buried 1736
William Alston Attorney at Law April 26

The Will relationships below require study to ascertain why the testator William names Vere Alston as his father, and Lord his brother and Browne his father. Cresswell was unwilling to include this man as Vere's son.

William has been placed son of William and Elizabeth meanwhile on the evidence of his sisters Frances & Mary?
THE WILL of WILLIAM ALSTON of Pavenham
Dated 24 March 1735
William Alston of Pavenham in the County of Bedford Gentleman bequeaths to his wife Anne Alston all his Manors Messuages Lands and Tenements, all the goods and chattels belonging to said wife before her marriage with testator, and the use during her lifetime of all other his goods and chattels.
Also I give to my father Mr Vere Alston and his wife, and his two daughters my sisters L10 each to buy mourning.
Also I give to my two own sisters and brother Lord L10 apiece for mourning.
Also I give to my father Browne and wife and brother and sister Coates and Elizabeth Browne L10 each for mourning.
To sister Elizabeth Browne L20.
To brother Coates Browne all his books.
Debts, legacies and funerall expenses to be paid out of his real estate, the Heirs at law to raise money by mortgage, particularly the L300 a piece given to them by testator's father's will . . . . . the wife to join in such mortgage.
The real estate left to his wife for her life, at her death to be sold and the proceeds to be equally divided between "my two sisters Frances and Mary and their heirs".
Appoints Anne Alston the wife sole executrix.
To kinsman Thomas Alston L5.
To father Mr Alston the History of the Bible.
Signed William Alston
Witnesses Ed Coock Daniel Hipwell Mark Warner
Proved 12th November 1736 by Anne Alston, Relict.
Ref Derby 232 PROB 11/680 Q232
Alstoniana Pg 135
Copy on this file

William married Anne BROWNE [6426] on 21 Mar 1732/33 in Eastern Maudit Northampton.

General Notes:
Marriage
Mr William Alston of Pavenham in the County of Bedford gent. and Miss Ann Brown of this parish married at East Maudit by virtue of a special licence out of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. Married ye 21st of March 1733 at Grendon Northamptonshire.
Ancestry

639. Frances ALSTON [6427] (William479, William294, 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 16 Nov 1711 and died before 15 Apr 1769.

General Notes:
Unable to confirm baptism date at Pavenham illegible, or Felmersham registers. Fenn 2013

Nehemiah Brandreth
Marriage year1737
Marriage date03 Nov 1737
Marriage placeMarston Moretaine
Spouse's first name(s)Frances
Spouse's last nameAlston
CountyBedfordshire
England Marriages 1538-1973

Alternative marriage date 17 Nov 1737.

Frances married Nehemiah III BRANDRETH [6428], son of Nehemiah II BRANDRETH [24893] and Isabella [24898], on 3 Nov 1737 in Marston Mortain BDF. Nehemiah was born on 22 Oct 1713, died in 1753 at age 40, and was buried on 16 Oct 1753 in All Saints Houghton Regis BDF.

General Notes:
Nehemiah Brandreth
RoleApprentice
Indenture or registration year1729
Indenture year1729
PremiumL150. 0s 0d
PlaceDunstable
CountyBedfordshire
Apprentice's first name(s)Nehemiah
Apprentice's last nameBrandreth
Apprentice's placeDunstable
Apprentice's countyBedfordshire
Apprentice's parent's first name(s)Nehemiah
Master's first name(s)Bostock
Master's last nameToller
Master's occupationAttorney
Master's placeCliffords Inn
Master's countyMiddlesex
The National Archives reference (IR 1 series)12 f 49
Society of Genealogists volume4
Society of Genealogists page644
Society of Genealogists number24911
Record setBritain, country apprentices 1710-1808.

Nehemiah practiced as an attorney at Toddington BDF
Warrant of Attorney dated 1739 Bedfordshire Record Office WB/54/1/2/17.

Nehemiah Brandreth
RoleMaster
Indenture or registration year1736
Indenture year1736
PremiumL80. 0s 0d
PlaceToddington
CountyBedfordshire
Apprentice's first name(s)Edward
Apprentice's last nameAshby
Apprentice's placeLuton
Apprentice's countyBedfordshire
Apprentice's parent's first name(s)John
Apprentice's parent's occupationGentleman
Apprentice's parent's statusYes
Master's first name(s)Nehemiah
Master's last nameBrandreth
Master's occupationAttorney
Master's placeToddington
Master's countyBedfordshire
The National Archives reference (IR 1 series)15 f 18
Society of Genealogists volume1
Society of Genealogists page130
Society of Genealogists number5179
Britain, country apprentices 1710-1808

Lease (to be followed by release, missing): Trustees of Nehemiah Brandreth and wife Frances, of Dunstable, to John Franklyn (formerly Master of HMS Solebay), of St.
Martins-in-the-fields, London. Manors of Bury Manor, Hall Manor and Gloucester Fee in Pavenham. Contains field names. See
F179 & 180
Date:1745
Ref: F 226
Bedfordshire Archives & Records Service, not available at The National Archives

Will of Nehemiah Brandreth of Dunstable , Bedfordshire
Date: Probate 30 March 1754
PROB 11/807/409
The National Archives, Kew

Nehemiah had an unusually short Will leaving most of his estate to his wife Frances.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 808 F    i. Frances BRANDRETH [10042] was born in 1738 and was baptised in Toddington BDF.

+ 809 M    ii. Nehemiah IV BRANDRETH [10043] was born in 1739 and was baptised on 16 Oct 1739 in Toddington BDF.

+ 810 F    iii. Elizabeth BRANDRETH [10044] was born in 1740 and was baptised in Toddington BDF.

+ 811 M    iv. Cdr William Alston BRANDRETH [10045] was born in 1742, was baptised on 6 Jan 1741/42 in Toddington BDF, and died in 1814 at age 72.

+ 812 F    v. Elizabeth BRANDRETH [10046] was born in 1743 and was baptised in Dunstable BDF.

+ 813 M    vi. John BRANDRETH [10047] was born in 1743.

+ 814 F    vii. Alice BRANDRETH [10048] was born in 1748 and was baptised in Dunstable BDF.


640. Mary ALSTON [6430] (William479, William294, 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 Mar 1713/14 in Pavenham BDF.

Research Notes:
Pavenham
Baptisms 1713/14
Mary ye daughter of Wm & Elizabeth Alston March 2

Mary married Rev John LORD [6431] on 31 Dec 1735 in Pavenham BDF.

General Notes:
Vere John Alston left his Dale Cottage and a few other acres to fellow clergyman, Rev. John Lord, husband of his stepdaughter Mary Alston.

Bedfordshire and Luton Archives and Record Service: Hooper and Fletcher Archive [HF 4/1/1 - HF 41/2/21]
HOOPER AND FLETCHER ARCHIVE
Catalogue Ref. HF
Creator(s):
Hooper and Fletcher, solicitors, of Biggleswade

Deeds: Blunham

Property of the Bodger Family at Clifton & elsewhere

Purchases from the Ongley Estate

FILE [no title] - ref. HF 13/5/24 - date: 1657-1831
[from Scope and Content] Residue of money from Clifton sale to his sons John Lord (subject to deuctions HF 13/5/23), Charles Lord, Thomas Lord, Newdigate Lord, Alston Lord, Robert Lord and James Lord in equal shares
[from Scope and Content] 10) Letters of Administration of effects of Alston Lord granted to W.Lord as the Uncle and Guardian of Jane Alston Lord, Alston Lord's only child PCC 12 December 1798
[from Scope and Content] The Reverend William Lord of Drayton Parslow DD (administratof the goods of Alston Lord, deceased)
[from Scope and Content] Recites death of Alston and Robert Lord intestate
[from Scope and Content] William Lord as Administrator of Alston Lord L578,11s,5d
Ref A2A



641. Elizabeth HANSON [18612] (Thomasine ALSTON480, William294, 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 29 Aug 1697 in St Christopher le Stocks LND and was buried on 30 Sep 1697 in Nth Aisle St Christopher le Stocks LND.

642. Alice HANSON [18613] (Thomasine ALSTON480, William294, 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 4 Sep 1698 in St Christopher le Stocks LND.

Research Notes:
Named Alic in the Register presumably Alice.

643. Thomasin HANSON [18614] (Thomasine ALSTON480, William294, 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 Aug 1699 in St Christopher le Stocks LND.


644. Abraham Edward HANSON [18615] (Thomasine ALSTON480, William294, 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 Aug 1700 in St Christopher le Stocks LND and was buried on 2 Sep 1700 in Nth Aisle St Christopher le Stocks LND.

645. Sarah HANSON [18616] (Thomasine ALSTON480, William294, 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 14 Feb 1700/01 in St Christopher le Stocks LND.

646. Mary HANSON [18617] (Thomasine ALSTON480, William294, 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 Apr 1703 in St Christopher le Stocks LND.

647. Elizabeth HANSON [18618] (Thomasine ALSTON480, William294, 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 7 Jan 1703/04 in St Christopher le Stocks LND.


648. John ALSTON [18130] (John of Pavenham BDF482, John295, 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 10 Oct 1709 in St Mary Colechurch City LND and was buried on 16 Oct 1709 in St Mary Colechurch City LND.

Research Notes:
The researcher has taken the view that this child was the issue of John and Elizabeth Alston.

649. William ALSTON [17552] (Philip496, Solomon310, William of Sible Hedingham ESS129, John of Stisted & Belchamp Otten49, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 16 Jun 1697 in Havering atte Bower ESS.


650. Philip ALSTON [4693] (Philip496, Solomon310, William of Sible Hedingham ESS129, John of Stisted & Belchamp Otten49, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 10 Sep 1699 in Havering atte Bower ESS.

Research Notes:
A Philip Alston is recorded in Alstoniana as being born Orsett 1694.
Ref: Page 86

The vicar of Stifford Church did not maintain the Registers between 1733 and 1742, there is no record of Philip's first wife's death and his second marriage or his last 4 children, details are taken from the family bible.

Description:
Short title: Alston v Stephens.
Document type: Answer only.
Plaintiffs: Phillip Alston junior and Hannah Alston his wife.
Defendants: John Stephens.
Date of bill (or first document): 1722

Short title: Alston v Cartlitch.
Document type: Bill and answer.
Plaintiffs: Phillip Alston of St Margaret Westminster, Middlesex and Hannah Alston his wife (only child of John Light of St Margaret Westminster and Hannah Light his wife, both deceased) an infant (by her said husband).
Defendants: John Cartlitch senior, George Grayden, John Steevens and John Harding.
Date of bill (or first document): 1722
Ref: The National Archives

Philip was living in Aveley at the death of his son Philip 1737

Philip had a relationship Hannah LIGHT [17553], daughter of John LIGHT [18321] and Hannah HARDING [18322], on 12 Jun 1719 in St James Dukes Palace Westminster LND. Hannah was baptised on 10 Sep 1703 in Walton on Thames SRY and was buried on 19 Jun 1754 in St Giles & All Saints Orsett ESS.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 815 F    i. Hannah ALSTON [18323] was born on 9 Dec 1723 and was baptised on 1 Jan 1722/23 in St Margarets Westminster.

+ 816 M    ii. William ALSTON [4699] was born in Red House Orsett ESS, was baptised on 15 Jan 1724/25 in St Mary Stifford ESS, died in Mundon ESS, and was buried on 18 Oct 1799 in Asheldham ESS.

+ 817 F    iii. Margaret ALSTON [4700] was born on 25 Mar 1728, was baptised on 12 Apr 1728 in St Mary Stifford ESS, and was buried on 10 Feb 1730/31 in St Margarets Westminster.

+ 818 F    iv. Mary ALSTON [4701] was born on 10 Feb 1729/30, was baptised on 1 Mar 1729/30 in St Mary Stifford ESS, and was buried on 21 Sep 1732 in St Margarets Westminster.

+ 819 M    v. Philip ALSTON [4696] was born on 15 Jul 1733, was baptised on 17 Jul 1733 in St Margarets Westminster, and was buried on 17 Jun 1737 in St Michaels Aveley ESS.

+ 820 F    vi. Elizabeth ALSTON [4702] was born on 7 Sep 1735 and was buried on 22 Jun 1736 in St Margarets Westminster.

+ 821 M    vii. John ALSTON [4697] was born on 26 Nov 1737, died in Streatham SRY, and was buried in Streatham SRY.

651. Mary ALSTON [17555] (Philip496, Solomon310, William of Sible Hedingham ESS129, John of Stisted & Belchamp Otten49, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 23 Jun 1705 in South Ockendon ESS.

652. Anne ALSTON [4694] (Philip496, Solomon310, William of Sible Hedingham ESS129, John of Stisted & Belchamp Otten49, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1).


Anne married William UNTON [4695] on 12 Sep 1736 in Little Thurrock ESS.

General Notes:
William was Churchwarden at Lt Thurrock, he was aged 35 at his marriage to Anne

William Unton
Marriage year1743
Spouse's nameMary Ashley
PlaceGrays Thurrock Essex
Boyd's marriage index, 1538-1850



653. Elizabeth ALSTON [21878] (Moses of Lamarsh501, Robert311, William of Sible Hedingham ESS129, John of Stisted & Belchamp Otten49, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 3 Oct 1710 in Twinstead ESS.


654. Moses ALSTON [4774] (Moses of Lamarsh501, Robert311, William of Sible Hedingham ESS129, John of Stisted & Belchamp Otten49, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 16 Oct 1711 in Twinstead ESS and was buried on 16 Oct 1711 in Twinstead ESS.

Research Notes:
M Terbrak writes 2015.
The Alston baptisms were on the cusp of the church books becoming full and a new book being started in 1711. the births of the two sons named Moses were in both books. In 1712 baptisms were registered, then the page is torn out for the years 1713 and 1714. The fact that the surviving Moses and Amelia existed as mentioned in the will, leave the only conclusion that they were born in 1713 and 1714, baptisms were then registered 1715 upward.



655. Moses ALSTON [21879] (Moses of Lamarsh501, Robert311, William of Sible Hedingham ESS129, John of Stisted & Belchamp Otten49, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in 1712 and died on 10 Oct 1712 in Twinstead ESS.

656. Amelia ALSTON [4768] (Moses of Lamarsh501, Robert311, William of Sible Hedingham ESS129, John of Stisted & Belchamp Otten49, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in 1713.

Research Notes:
Register entry Pebmarsh incomplete



657. Moses ALSTON [4767] (Moses of Lamarsh501, Robert311, William of Sible Hedingham ESS129, John of Stisted & Belchamp Otten49, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in 1714.

General Notes:
That this Moses and Mary had the three children shown in the Pebmarsh Register is complicated as the vicar of the time failed to register their names. Image of defaced Register with damaged page in the period of Amelia & Moses birth c 1713, 1714.

M Terbrak writes 2015.
The Alston baptisms were on the cusp of the church books becoming full and a new book being started in 1711. the births of the two sons named Moses who died at birth were in both books. In 1712 baptisms were registered, then the page is torn out for the years 1713 and 1714. The fact that the surviving Moses and Amelia existed as mentioned in the will, leave the only conclusion that they were born in 1713 nd 1714. baptisms were then registered 1715 upward.
It looks like Moses was determined to get an heir named Moses, so I assume Amelia was born first then Moses, because the frantic yearly births then stopped for four years until 1718 when a second son Freeman was baptised and buried, and the last child Susanna was also baptised and buried 3 years after Freeman.

Some of the Alston family resided at Pelhams a manor in the parish of Twinstead ESS

Moses married Mary [4770].

Children from this marriage were:

+ 822 M    i. ALSTON [4757] was baptised in Mar 1735 in Pebmarsh ESS.

+ 823 M    ii. Moses ALSTON [4758] was baptised on 17 Jul 1738 in Pebmarsh ESS.

+ 824 F    iii. ALSTON [4760] was baptised on 31 Mar 1741 in Pebmarsh ESS.


658. Freeman ALSTON [21882] (Moses of Lamarsh501, Robert311, William of Sible Hedingham ESS129, John of Stisted & Belchamp Otten49, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 8 Nov 1718 in Twinstead ESS and was buried on 28 Jun 1719 in Twinstead ESS.


659. Susannah ALSTON [4773] (Moses of Lamarsh501, Robert311, William of Sible Hedingham ESS129, John of Stisted & Belchamp Otten49, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 12 Jan 1720/21 in Twinstead ESS and was buried on 22 Apr 1722 in Twinstead ESS.

General Notes:
Private baptism.

660. Elizabeth BOOTH [3501] (Mary LANGHAM516, Mary ALSTON323, 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) died in 1697.

General Notes:
Elizabeth, married Thomas Delves, Esq. son and heir of Sir Thomas Delves , Bart, of Dodington in the County Chester and D.S.P. in 1697. Elizabeth died without issue.

661. Mary BOOTH [3502] (Mary LANGHAM516, Mary ALSTON323, 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).

General Notes:
Mary, married to the Hon. Russell Robartes, one of the tellers of the Exchequer, second son of Robert, Viscount Bodmin, Ambassador to the Court of Denmark and had Henry, last Earl of Radnor and who died in Paris unmarried in 1741 and Mary, who married Thomas Hunt, Esq, of Chester and Willington.

662. Henry BOOTH [4862] (Mary LANGHAM516, Mary ALSTON323, 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).

663. Langham BOOTH [4863] (Mary LANGHAM516, Mary ALSTON323, 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).


664. Lord George BOOTH 3rd Baron Delamere, 2nd Earl of Warrington. [3500] (Mary LANGHAM516, Mary ALSTON323, 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 on 2 May 1675 and died on 2 Aug 1758 at age 83.

General Notes:
Lord George Booth, 3rd Baron Delamere, 2nd Earl Warrington married Mary eldest daughter and coheiress of John Oldbury Esq. of London, Merchant by whom he had an only daughter, Mary who married 6th August 1736 Henry Grey, 4th Earl of Stamford.

Lord Booth was styled as Lord Delamer between 1690 and 1694. He succeeded to the title of 2nd Earl of Warrington, co. Lancaster [E., 1690] on 2 January 1694. He succeeded to the title of 4th Baronet Booth, of Dunham Massey, co. Chester [E., 1611] on 2 January 1693/94. He succeeded to the title of 3rd Baron Delamer of Dunham Massey, co. Chester [E., 1661] on 2 January 1693/94.
On his death, the Earldom of Warrington became extinct. He has an extensive biographical entry in the Dictionary of National Biography.
Ref: The Peerage.com

George married Mary OLDBURY [15217], daughter of John OLDBURY [15218] and Mary BOHUN [15219], on 9 Apr 1702.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 825 F    i. Lady Mary BOOTH [4864] was born in 1704 and died on 10 Dec 1772 at age 68.

665. Edward ALSTON [8874] (Edward517, Thomas329, Thomas141, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

General Notes:
Perhaps this is Edward of Lavenham [3459]?

666. Elizabeth ALSTON [8875] (Edward517, Thomas329, Thomas141, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

667. Millisent ALSTON [5843] (Edward517, Thomas329, Thomas141, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

Millisent married William BELL [5842] on 9 Mar 1706/07 in Higham by Nayland SFK.

668. Ann ALSTON [5879] (Edward517, Thomas329, Thomas141, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

Ann married Edward STEEL [5878] on 25 Jul 1710 in St Mary Woodbridge.

669. Catherine ALSTON [8876] (Edward517, Thomas329, Thomas141, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1).


670. Die Patris ALSTON [3264] (Joseph 3rd Bart (Sir)519, Joseph 2nd Bart (Sir)331, Joseph Knt. Bart of Chelsea & Bradwell (Sir)143, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 5 Aug 1705 in Bradwell Church and was buried on 3 Aug 1725 in St Martin in the Fields LON MDX.

General Notes:
So called from being born on her fathers birthday.

Will Diepatris Alston - 1705-1725
IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN This twenty second day of July in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Twenty Five and in the eleventh years of the reign of Our Sovereign Lord George by the grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith I Diepatris Alston of the Parish of St. Martin in the Fields in the County of Middlesex Spinster do Make and Declare this my last Will and Testament in manner and forms following. That is to say I commit my soul into the hands of Almighty God Creator and giver of all things And my body decently buried at the discretion of my executors here after named in sure hopes. . . . . it again. . . . . general. . . . . the last day. And as to goods it hath please God to bless me with I dispose of in the manner following as to say.
IMPRIMUS After my funeral charges be paid and my just debts paid I give and bequeath unto my loving sister Elizabeth Alston and my loving sister Sofia Alston all such sum or sums of money now remaining in the hands of my brother Sir Evelyn Alston Baronet or in the hands of any other person or in. . . . . together with all my wearing apparel linen woollen with all the other things belonging or appurtaining to equally divided between my 2 sisters share and share alike
ITEM I do hereby appoint my master Richard Emmet of the Parish of St. Martin in the Fields in the County of Middlesex affore . . . . . to be my true and lawful executor of this my last will and testament and do desire he may repaid all charges. . . . . account of my sickness or burial or any of money afore mentioned other debts due from ins or outs of such sum or sums
And further I do hereby revoke and make void all former wills legacies or executors whatsoever by me made before the date hereof and I do declare this to be me last will and testament.
In witness where of I have hereunto set my hand and seal above written. Signed Diepatis (the mark of) Alston
Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of us
Elis Horch (?)
Grdget (?) Ernest
Tho: Wood.

Diapitre Alston

Death year1725
Burial date03 Aug 1725
Burial placeSt Martin-in-the-Fields
CountyMiddlesex
Record setWestminster Burials

Will transcribed by Susan Perrett 2007

Her Will dated 22 July 1725 is online at London Signatures, she is described as a sister of Theodosia and the servant of Richard Emmitt of the parish of St Martins in the Fields MDX

671. William ALSTON [3252] (Joseph 3rd Bart (Sir)519, Joseph 2nd Bart (Sir)331, Joseph Knt. Bart of Chelsea & Bradwell (Sir)143, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 15 Jan 1708/09 in St Clement Eastgate/St Martin Orgar LON and was buried on 1 Jan 1711/12 in Long Ditton SRY.

672. Ellinor ALSTON [3260] (Joseph 3rd Bart (Sir)519, Joseph 2nd Bart (Sir)331, Joseph Knt. Bart of Chelsea & Bradwell (Sir)143, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was buried on 15 Jul 1708 in Long Ditton SRY.

673. Mary ALSTON [3261] (Joseph 3rd Bart (Sir)519, Joseph 2nd Bart (Sir)331, Joseph Knt. Bart of Chelsea & Bradwell (Sir)143, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was buried on 18 May 1714 in Long Ditton SRY.

674. Sir Joseph ALSTON 4th Bart. [3244] (Joseph 3rd Bart (Sir)519, Joseph 2nd Bart (Sir)331, Joseph Knt. Bart of Chelsea & Bradwell (Sir)143, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 15 Sep 1691 in Long Ditton SRY and died in 1718 at age 27.

General Notes:
Sir Joseph succeeded to 4th Baronet but died soon after leaving no issue.
Kew PROB 5/4924 Sir Joseph died Milton Ernest BDF 1718.

Joseph Alston - Fellow commoner from King's Michaelmas 1724 etc. died s.p. (Burk, Ext. Bart.)

Letters of Administration
Sir Joseph Alston Knight and 4th Baronet of Chelsea and Long Ditton
Were granted 3 December 1718 to the Hon. Edward Montague lawful guardian of Lady Lucy Alston widow of the deceased she being a minor.
Admon. December 1718
A marginal note says these Letters of Administration expired and were
re-granted in July 1737.
Page 132 Alstoniana

Research Notes:
Derbyshire Record Office: Wilmot-Horton of Osmaston and Catton [D3155/C1 - D3155/C2349]
Access Conditions Open
Correspondence
FILE [no title] - ref. D3155/C62 - date: 27 Oct 1714
Twyford. Dorothy Harpur to Mr Wilmot at Mrs Marow's house in Golden Sq, Daughter Anne married to Mr Francis yesterday, no need to enquire further about Sir Joseph Alston's estate
FILE [no title] - ref. D3155/C65 - date: 17 Dec 1714
Joseph Alston to Robert Wilmot, Anne Harpur's marriage
Ref A2A - placement uncertain

Joseph married Lucy THURSBY [3245], daughter of Richard THURSBY Esq of Abington & Hanslope [3246] and Elizabeth [3247]. Lucy died in 1728.

675. Sir Evelyn ALSTON 5th Bart [3248] (Joseph 3rd Bart (Sir)519, Joseph 2nd Bart (Sir)331, Joseph Knt. Bart of Chelsea & Bradwell (Sir)143, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 12 Nov 1692 in Long Ditton SRY, was baptised on 14 Nov 1692 in Long Ditton SRY, and was buried on 15 Apr 1750 in Reigate SRY.

General Notes:
Sir Evelyn succeeded as 5th Baronet upon the death of his elder brother in 1718. He is said to have disposed of his estates to Lord Peter King before 1721, when he retired to Reigate and built (or rebuilt), a residence a mile or so south of Frenches, called Redstones.

An extract in a M S Record of Reigate by one Ridgeway says " He came in his coach to it (Redstones) and lived at it for some years until he had spent all his fortune; he used frequently to come to the town and get tipsy and have music to play to him all the way home."

Manning and Bray's Surrey, Vol 1., Pg. 309.
The Manor of Redstone Reigate. Manor House upon an eminence, Sir Evelyn Alston held it.

Palgrave's History of Reigate.
During the time that Sir Evelyn Alston lived at Reigate the Rev. M. Pottle, one of the Canons of St. Paul's Cathedral officiated in this parish, happily only for two years, between 1738-40. " He was a man very fond of company and drinking. One Sunday, after Divine Service in the afternoon, he came to the Swan Inn with his black
gown on and got quite tipsy. He quarrelled with one of the company and went out into the street and slipping off his gown threw it down and said " Lay thou there Divinity till I have beat this man "
Cresswell ponders was "this man" Sir Evelyn Alston.

Evelyn married Sarah GEORGE [3265] on 11 Jan 1712/13 in The Fleet LND. Sarah was born in 1695 and was buried on 17 Aug 1764 in Reigate SRY.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 826 M    i. Joseph ALSTON [3266] was born on 19 Feb in Reigate SRY and was buried on 24 Jan 1721/22 in Reigate SRY.

+ 827 M    ii. Sir Evelyn ALSTON 6th Bart [3267] was born on 13 Oct 1713 and died in 1783 at age 70.

+ 828 M    iii. Sir William ALSTON 7th Bart [3271] was born on 10 Apr 1722 in Reigate SRY, was baptised on 14 Apr 1722 in Reigate SRY, and died in 1802 in Oxted SRY at age 80.

+ 829 M    iv. George ALSTON [3272] was born on 28 Dec 1730 and was baptised on 20 Jan 1729/30 in Reigate SRY.

+ 830 F    v. Penelope ALSTON [3273] was born on 1 Jun 1718 and was baptised on 16 Jun 1718.

+ 831 F    vi. Sarah ALSTON [3274] was born on 20 Jan 1726/27 and was baptised on 14 Feb 1727/28 in Reigate SRY.

676. Penelope ALSTON [3253] (Joseph 3rd Bart (Sir)519, Joseph 2nd Bart (Sir)331, Joseph Knt. Bart of Chelsea & Bradwell (Sir)143, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 4 Apr 1694 and died before 15 Jul 1726.

General Notes:
Penelope died intestate.
Penelope Hoare als Alston 1726. Admon July to John Hoare of Bideford.

Penelope married Jno HOARE Esq [3254] before 12 Jul 1716.

General Notes:
John Hoare will dated 8 Dee 1744 proved 11 Jan 44/45 mentions
Penelope m. to Charles Jones also other siblings Jean & John.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 832 F    i. Penelope HOARE [8855] .

+ 833 F    ii. Jean HOARE [8856] .

+ 834 M    iii. John HOARE [8857] .

677. Edward ALSTON [3249] (Joseph 3rd Bart (Sir)519, Joseph 2nd Bart (Sir)331, Joseph Knt. Bart of Chelsea & Bradwell (Sir)143, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 9 Mar 1695/96 in Kingston, was baptised on 9 Mar 1695/96 in Kingston, and was buried on 18 Apr 1696 in Long Ditton SRY.

678. Mary ALSTON [3262] (Joseph 3rd Bart (Sir)519, Joseph 2nd Bart (Sir)331, Joseph Knt. Bart of Chelsea & Bradwell (Sir)143, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 16 Jul 1697 in Bradwell Church and was buried on 7 Oct 1710 in Bradwell Church.


679. Cornelius ALSTON [381] (Joseph 3rd Bart (Sir)519, Joseph 2nd Bart (Sir)331, Joseph Knt. Bart of Chelsea & Bradwell (Sir)143, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 2 Sep 1698 in Long Ditton SRY.

General Notes:
Cornelius's Godfather was Cornelius Alston of Camberwell

Cornelius was a mariner.

680. Sophia ALSTON [3255] (Joseph 3rd Bart (Sir)519, Joseph 2nd Bart (Sir)331, Joseph Knt. Bart of Chelsea & Bradwell (Sir)143, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 10 Dec 1699 in Long Ditton SRY and was buried 18 Jan 1710/11-1712 in Long Ditton SRY.

681. Elizabeth ALSTON [3256] (Joseph 3rd Bart (Sir)519, Joseph 2nd Bart (Sir)331, Joseph Knt. Bart of Chelsea & Bradwell (Sir)143, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 16 Mar 1700/01.

General Notes:
Elizabeth is mentioned in the Administration of her brother Sir Josephs property.

Elizabeth married Robert CHASE Esq. [3257].

682. Anna ALSTON [3258] (Joseph 3rd Bart (Sir)519, Joseph 2nd Bart (Sir)331, Joseph Knt. Bart of Chelsea & Bradwell (Sir)143, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 28 Jun 1702 in Long Ditton SRY and was buried on 31 Mar 1703 in Long Ditton SRY.

683. Edward ALSTON [3251] (Joseph 3rd Bart (Sir)519, Joseph 2nd Bart (Sir)331, Joseph Knt. Bart of Chelsea & Bradwell (Sir)143, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 4 Sep 1706 in Bradwell Church.

684. Katherine ALSTON [3259] (Joseph 3rd Bart (Sir)519, Joseph 2nd Bart (Sir)331, Joseph Knt. Bart of Chelsea & Bradwell (Sir)143, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 29 Jan 1707/08 in Bradwell Church and was buried on 31 Jan 1707/08 in Bradwell Church.

685. Theodosia ALSTON [9104] (Joseph 3rd Bart (Sir)519, Joseph 2nd Bart (Sir)331, Joseph Knt. Bart of Chelsea & Bradwell (Sir)143, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

686. Edward ARNOLD [3509] (Annie ALSTON525, Edward of Loughton332, 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).

General Notes:
Edward was mentioned in the will of Mary widow of Isaac Alston 1740

687. John Alston STIRPIN [3518] (Rebecca Maria ALSTON534, Edward of Loughton332, 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 1719 and died on 3 May 1736 aged about 17.


688. Margaret (Mary) ALSTON [3526] (Joseph of New House538, Isaac of Chelsea333, Joseph Knt. Bart of Chelsea & Bradwell (Sir)143, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 1 Jul 1701 in Hadleigh SFK, died in Dec 1784 at age 83, and was buried in Chalfont St Giles.

General Notes:
A very pretty portrait of Margaret at the time of her marriage was in the possession of Mr Augustas C J Hare in 1899. Margaret seems to have adopted the use of the name Mary. She inherited her Great Aunt's estate of La Vache.
Her Will dated 13 Oct 1779, proved PCC 17 Dec 1784 names her son Robert, daughter Ann, grandchildren Sarah and Thomas.
Copy of her Will on file Alston 2004 and on file to be transcribed 2004

Other Records

1. Lease: Dickenson to Hare, 15 Nov 1752.

2. Conveyance: Marshe Dickenson to Margaret & Robert Hare Pt 1, 16 Nov 1752.

3. Conveyance: Marshe Dickenson to Margaret & Robert Hare Pt 2, 16 Nov 1752.

4. Will: Of Margaret Hare nee Alston, 13 Oct 1779.

Margaret had a relationship with Rt Rev Dr Francis HARE [3527], son of Richard HARE of Leigh ESS [16674] and Sarah NAYLOR [21376], in Apr 1728. This couple did not marry. Francis was born on 1 Nov 1671, died on 26 Apr 1740 in The Vatche nr Chalfont St Giles at age 68, and was buried in Chalfont St Giles.

General Notes:
Francis Hare was noted churchman.

Francis Hare, (whose son Francis (born May 14, 1713) succeeded to the Hurstmonceaux estates, on the death of his cousin) in 1709 enjoyed in addition to the Chaplaincy of the Duke of Marlborough, and the office of Chaplain 1704 General of the Forces, a royal chaplaincy, given by Queen Anne, a fellowship at Eton, a canonry at St. Pauls and the Rectory of Barnes, in Surrey. Thus when he married Bethaia he was already well provided for. In 1715, he received in addition, the Deanery of Worcester. In 1722 he was appointed Usher of the Exchequer which brought him another thousand a year, by Henry Pelham the younger brother of Lady Grace. In October 1726 upon the resignation of Dr. Godolphin, he exchanged Worcester for the richer Deanery of St. Pauls; and in the same year, was advanced to to the episcopal Mitre (without resigning St. Pauls which he held to his death) being on the 17th December 1727 consecrated Bishop of St. Asaph, where he sate for barely 4 years.
This double elevation was the more remarkable because during the latter part of the reign of George I. he had fallen into disgrace on the strength of party prejudrce ; together with Dr. Shirlock and Dr. Mass. and in 1718 had been dismissed from his royal Chaplaincy, But on the accession of George II., he was restored to Court favour, and Queen Caroline had already intended to have nominated him to the See of Bath and Wells but yielded to the remonstrances of the ministry who alleged that it would disoblige the whole bench of Bishops to let the newly consecrated ones into the best preferment at once.
That Bishop Hare was considered one of the famous preachers of his time, we learn from the verses of Pope:- "Still break the benches, Henley with thy strain While Kennet, Hare, and Gibson preach in vain." After his son came of age Bishop Hare never returned to Hurstmonceaux. While visiting his paternal estate of Skulthorpe, near Fakenham he had become acquainted with the family of Mr. Joseph Alston, of Edwardstone, whose wife was Laurentia Trumbull, niece of Sir William Trumbull the Secretrary of State, Minister Plenipotentiary in Turkey in the reign of William III, and the great friend and patron of Pope, who wrote his Epitaph in Easthampstead Church, Berks.
Joseph Alston's eldest daughter Margaret, was married to Bishop Hare April 1728, and brought him a large fortune in the estate of Newhouse, in Suffolk, and the Vatche, near Chalfont St. Giles, in Buckinghamshire, where they always resided in the later years of his life. This property had descended to Margaret Alston through the Claytons; who in their turn, derived it from the Fleetwoods, through whom the Bishop's second wife was related to Oliver Cromwell, of whom she possessed a valuable portrait. The Vatche took its name from the Vache a dairy farm of King John. The estate was a rich one, and the house in the Bishop's time was a fine old residence standing on high ground, surrounded by noble trees, It was approached by a long lime avenue from the picturesque village of Chalfont well known to lovers of great men as having once been the residence of Milton who took refuge there from the plague in 1665 and wrote his Paradise Lost in a gable-ended cottage, built by one of the Fleetwoods, which still exists. The comparative economy of the Vatche, and its nearness to London made it a far more popular residence with the Bishop than Hurstmonceaux. He fitted up a desecrated chapel in the grounds for divine service, which was performed by one of his chaplains, and having a gallery a hundred and fifty feet in length, with the portraits of his ancestors, (Straham's Hist. of Bucks. pp. 822, 833)
At the Vatche, the 7 children of his second marriage were born four of these lived to grow up, Robert, the eldest son, Laurentia who died 1760 aged 31, Anne who died 1816 aged 81, and Francis who died in the East Indies 1771.

The Bishop's eldest son Francis Naylor engaged himself to his stepmother's younger sister, Carlotta Alston, who was penniless though beautiful, the Bishop prevented their marriage in his life time but it took place after his death when they went to live permanently at Little Thurlow, in Suffolk with the 3rd Miss Alston who was married to a Mr. Stephen Soame, leaving Hurstmonceaux to the rats and mice.
In 1731 Bishop Hare was translated from the See of St. Asaph to that of Chichester. In 1736 he narrowly escaped Elevation to the primacy. Bishop Hare died at the Vatche on the 26th April 1740 and was buried in a mausoleum which he had built for his family adjoining the church of Chalfont St. Giles,
Upon the death of Francis Naylor in 1775 the Hurstmonceaux property devolved upon his half brother Robert son of the Bishop by Margaret Alston.
Memoires of a quiet life by Augustus Hare - Brighton March 4th 1875.
Ref Page 288 Alstoniana

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1. Agreement: Soame Hare Alston Dickenson & others, 1737. This is the final agreement made in the Court of our Sovereign Lord the King at Westminster from Easter day in 15 days in the 10th year of the reign of George II (1737) by the grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King defender of the faith etc before John Willis Alexander's Denton John Collins and John Fortescue Alan? Justices of our Lord the King and others then and there present between Charles Longueville Esq and Marshe Dickenson plaintiffs and Francis Lord Bishop of Chichester and Margaret his wife Stephen Soame Esq and Ann his wife and Charlot Alston defendants. Of 7 Messuages 7 garden 7 orchards 600 acres of land 100 acres of pasture 20 acres of wood, common of pasture for all cattle and liberty of holdage with the appurtenances in Edwardstone Groton Great Waldingfield Little Waldingfield Elmset Whitlesham Aldham Boxford Polstead and Hadley in the County of Suffolk and of 2 Messuages 2 gardens 2 orchards 220 acres of land 30 acres of pasture liberty of holding and common of pasture with the appurtenances in Sculthorpe in the County of Norfolk whereupon a plea of Coverture? was summoned between them in the same court that is to say that the aforesaid Bishop and Margaret, Stephen and Ann and Charlot have acknowledged the aforesaid tenements common of pasture and liberty with the appurtenances to be the right of him the said Charles as these is? The said Charles and Marshe have of the gift of the aforesaid Bishop and Margaret Stephen and Ann and Charlotte and those they have ? and quit claimed from them the said Bishop and Margaret Stephen and Ann and Charlot and their heirs to the aforesaid Charles and Marshe and the heirs of the said Charles for ever and moreover the said Bishop and Margaret have granted for them and the heirs of the said Margaret that they will warrant to the aforesaid Charles and Marshe and the heirs of the said Charles the aforesaid tenements common of pasture and liberty with the appurtenances aggregating them the said Bishop and Margaret and the heirs of the said Margaret for ever and further the said Stephen and Ann have granted for them and the heirs of the said Ann that they will warrant to the aforesaid Charles and Marshe and the heirs of the said Charles the aforesaid tenements common of pasture and liberty with the appurtenances aggregating to them the said Stephen and Ann and the heirs of the said Ann for ever and also the said Charlotte have guaranteed for her and her heirs that they will warrant to the aforesaid Charles and Marsh and the heirs of the said Charles the aforesaid tenements common of pasture and liberty with the appurtenances aggregating her the said Charles and her heirs for ever and for this acknowledgement ? Quit claim warranty fine and ? The said Charles and Marshe have given to the aforesaid Bishop and Margaret Stephen and Ann and Charlotte L960 Stirling

Their children were:

+ 835 F    i. Ann HARE [4583] died in 1816.

+ 836 M    ii. Robert HARE [8850] .

+ 837 F    iii. Laurentia HARE [8851] died in 1760.

+ 838 M    iv. Francis HARE [8852] died in 1771 in East Indies.

+ 839 M    v. Rev Robert (Hare) NAYLOR of Hurstmonceaux Castle and La Vache [3537] was born on 17 Mar 1729/30 and died in 1797 at age 67.


689. Joseph ALSTON [3524] (Joseph of New House538, Isaac of Chelsea333, Joseph Knt. Bart of Chelsea & Bradwell (Sir)143, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 6 Mar 1705/06 in Hadleigh SFK, died on 9 Dec 1733 at age 27, and was buried on 20 Dec 1733 in Edwardstone SFK.

General Notes:
Joseph was unmarried.

This Indenture 3 tite made the first day of July 1730 and in the fourth year of the reigne of our Sovereign Lord George II by the Grace of God Great Britain France and Ireland King defender of the Faith etc. Between Joseph Alston the younger of Newhouse in the County of Suffolk Esq., only son and heir apparent of Joseph Alston the elder of Newhouse aforesaid Esq., of the first part George Proctor of the Middle Temple London Esq., of the second part and the said Joseph Alston the elder of the third part Witnesseth that for the settling an assuring the messuages or tenements farms lands and hereditaments hereinafter mentioned with their appurtenances to for and upon their use intents and purposes hereinafter expressed limited and declared It Is Hereby concluded and agreed on by and between all and every the said partys to these presents for them and their heirs And The said Joseph Alston the son for himself and his heirs Doth Covenant and grant to and with the said George Proctor his heirs Executors and Administrators by these presents that he the said Joseph Alston the son shall and will at his own proper costs and charges before the end of the now next Michaelmas term acknowledge and levy in due forme of Law before his Majesty's Justices of the Court of Common and Pleas at Westminster one or more fine or fines Sur Conuzance de droit come ceo etc to be engrossed recorded and sued forth with proclamations according to the statutes in that case made and provided and the usual course of fines with proclamations in such cases used and accustomed unto the said George Proctor and his heirs Of All that messuage or tenement called Has Tendis with the Homestall thereto belonging and all the lands Meadows pastures Feedings grounds Woods woodlands Groves and appurtenances thereto belonging or therewith now used occupied or enjoyed or accepted reputed known deemed or taken as or for part parcel or member thereof heretofore in the tenure or occupation of Robert Sly and Walter Atkins or one of them their or one of their undertenant or undertenants and afterwards of Thomas Sherwood and Elizabeth Sherwood and now in the tenure or occupation of Robert Matthews is undertenants or assigns and let at the rent of 130 pounds per annum and situate lying and being in the parish of Scunthorpe in the County of Norfolk and Also of all that capital messuage or tenement called all known by the name of Mascalls with all the edifices buildings barns stables Yards gardens and orchards thereunto belonging to situate and being in Elmset in the said County of Suffolk And also of all those the several parcells of arable land meadow and pasture and the feedings grounds woods groves ways waters privileges commoditiys and appurtenances to the said capital messuage or tenement belonging or now therewith used lying and being in Elmset aforesaid Hintlesham and Aldham in the said County of Suffolk some or one of them or in any other town parish or place there near adjoining heretofore in the tenure or occupation of Thomas Hayward his assignee or assignes and let at the rent of 100 pounds per annum And also of all that messuage tenement and farm with the arable lands meadows pastures feedings and appurtenances situate lying and being in the parishes towns all precincts of Boxford Poulstead and Hadleigh or some or one of them in the said County of Suffolk heretofore in the tenure or occupation of Walter Snelling and now of John Ruffles is undertenants or assigns and let at the rent of 46 pounds per annum And also of all that messuage or tenement called Quicks and of all those several pieces or parcels of arable land meadow and pasture with the appurtenances thereto belonging or therewith now used situate and being in the parishes of Edwardstone Grotten and Little Waldingfield or some or one of them in the said County of Suffolk heretofore in the tenure of Thomas Asbourn and now of John Hinde is undertenants or assigns and let to him at the rent of 39 pounds per annum By such apt and convenient name and names numbers of messuage and acres quantities and qualities of land and other certaintys as shall be thought fit and requisite in that behalfe to ascertain the same which said fine so as aforesaid to be levyed and all and every other fine and fines which shall hereafter be had and levyed of the said premises or any part or parcel thereof in any manner or forme soever by or between the said partys to these presents or any of them or whereunto they or any or either of them shall be party or partys or Privys shall be and enure and shall be construed expounded adjudged deemed and taken to be and enure and at the time of the levying thereof to have been levyed and that the Cognizee or Cognizees in the said fine or fines and all and every other persons whatsoever that by force and vertue of the said fine or fines is are or shall be seized of the said messuage lands tenements and premises or any part or parcel thereof shall stand be seized thereof and of every part thereof to and for the uses in intents and purposes following that is to say To the use and behoofe of the said Joseph Alston the father for and during the term of his natural life without impeachment of waste and from and after his decease Then to the use and behoofe of the said Joseph Alston the son and on his heirs and assigns for ever In Witness whereof the said partys first above named to these presents indentures their hands and seals have the day and year first above written.
Jos(LS)Alston Jnr Geo(LS)Proctor Jos(LS)Alston Snr
Sealed and delivered in the presence of us being legally Stampt - Marshe Dickenson attorney in St Thomas Apostles London Edward Acton his Clark.
This is a true copy of the original examined this 27th day of August 1788 by us: William Blackstone Sam Fleet clerks to Mr Totton of Lincoln's Inn.
Bury R.O. 391/9.

690. Elizabeth ALSTON [3525] (Joseph of New House538, Isaac of Chelsea333, Joseph Knt. Bart of Chelsea & Bradwell (Sir)143, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 1 May 1700 in Hadleigh SFK and was buried on 21 Oct 1701 in Hadleigh SFK.

691. Laurentia ALSTON [3528] (Joseph of New House538, Isaac of Chelsea333, Joseph Knt. Bart of Chelsea & Bradwell (Sir)143, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 14 Aug 1702 in Hadleigh SFK and was buried on 16 Aug 1702 in Hadleigh SFK.

692. Laurentia ALSTON [3529] (Joseph of New House538, Isaac of Chelsea333, Joseph Knt. Bart of Chelsea & Bradwell (Sir)143, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 24 Aug 1703 in Hadleigh SFK and was buried on 21 Feb 1717/18 in Edwardstone SFK.

General Notes:
Laurentia was 15 at her death and unmarried.



693. Mary ALSTON [3530] (Joseph of New House538, Isaac of Chelsea333, Joseph Knt. Bart of Chelsea & Bradwell (Sir)143, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 24 Feb 1704/05 in Hadleigh SFK, died on 31 Aug 1726 at age 21, and was buried on 3 Sep 1726 in Edwardstone SFK.

General Notes:
Maria died unmarried aged 22.

A conveyance dated 1724 by a Mary Aston is not proved to Mary Alston [3530]

IGI puts Maria's birth at 24 Aug 1705.



694. Anne ALSTON [3531] (Joseph of New House538, Isaac of Chelsea333, Joseph Knt. Bart of Chelsea & Bradwell (Sir)143, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 24 Aug 1708 in Hadleigh SFK and died in 1781 at age 73.

General Notes:
Anne was mentioned in her father's will 1730 as living. She was aged 19 at her marriage.

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Suffolk, Little Thurlow
Hatchment - Anne Soame 2nd daughter of Joseph Alston of Edwardstone widow of Stephen Soame Esq died 1781
Soame impaling Alston
Motto: In coelo quies
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1. Agreement: Soame Hare Alston Dickenson & others, 1737. This is the final agreement made in the Court of our Sovereign Lord the King at Westminster from Easter day in 15 days in the 10th year of the reign of George II (1737) by the grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King defender of the faith etc before John Willis Alexander's Denton John Collins and John Fortescue Alan? Justices of our Lord the King and others then and there present between Charles Longueville Esq and Marshe Dickenson plaintiffs and Francis Lord Bishop of Chichester and Margaret his wife Stephen Soame Esq and Ann his wife and Charlot Alston defendants. Of 7 Messuages 7 garden 7 orchards 600 acres of land 100 acres of pasture 20 acres of wood, common of pasture for all cattle and liberty of holdage with the appurtenances in Edwardstone Groton Great Waldingfield Little Waldingfield Elmset Whitlesham Aldham Boxford Polstead and Hadley in the County of Suffolk and of 2 Messuages 2 gardens 2 orchards 220 acres of land 30 acres of pasture liberty of holding and common of pasture with the appurtenances in Sculthorpe in the County of Norfolk whereupon a plea of Coverture? was summoned between them in the same court that is to say that the aforesaid Bishop and Margaret, Stephen and Ann and Charlot have acknowledged the aforesaid tenements common of pasture and liberty with the appurtenances to be the right of him the said Charles as these is? The said Charles and Marshe have of the gift of the aforesaid Bishop and Margaret Stephen and Ann and Charlotte and those they have ? and quit claimed from them the said Bishop and Margaret Stephen and Ann and Charlot and their heirs to the aforesaid Charles and Marshe and the heirs of the said Charles for ever and moreover the said Bishop and Margaret have granted for them and the heirs of the said Margaret that they will warrant to the aforesaid Charles and Marshe and the heirs of the said Charles the aforesaid tenements common of pasture and liberty with the appurtenances aggregating them the said Bishop and Margaret and the heirs of the said Margaret for ever and further the said Stephen and Ann have granted for them and the heirs of the said Ann that they will warrant to the aforesaid Charles and Marshe and the heirs of the said Charles the aforesaid tenements common of pasture and liberty with the appurtenances aggregating to them the said Stephen and Ann and the heirs of the said Ann for ever and also the said Charlotte have guaranteed for her and her heirs that they will warrant to the aforesaid Charles and Marsh and the heirs of the said Charles the aforesaid tenements common of pasture and liberty with the appurtenances aggregating her the said Charles and her heirs for ever and for this acknowledgement ? Quit claim warranty fine and ? The said Charles and Marshe have given to the aforesaid Bishop and Margaret Stephen and Ann and Charlotte L960 Stirling

Anne married Stephen SOAME Esq of Lt Thurlow. [3532], son of Sir William SOAME Kt. of Thurlow [3533], on 12 Feb 1726/27 in Aldham by Lic Arch. Sudbury.

General Notes:
The marriage was by licence issued 12 Feb 1727 Stephen Soame of Thurlow esq and Ann Alston of Edwardstone single woman aged 19. At Aldham Bondsman Joseph Alston Jnr gent of same.

Research Notes:
Copy of a signed letter on file, origional held by Julia Redman, from Soame Jenyns of Botisham, poet & author to a Rev White at Stoke Goldington.
His father Sir Roger married a Soame.

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1. Agreement: Soame Hare Alston Dickenson & others, 1737. This is the final agreement made in the Court of our Sovereign Lord the King at Westminster from Easter day in 15 days in the 10th year of the reign of George II (1737) by the grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King defender of the faith etc before John Willis Alexander's Denton John Collins and John Fortescue Alan? Justices of our Lord the King and others then and there present between Charles Longueville Esq and Marshe Dickenson plaintiffs and Francis Lord Bishop of Chichester and Margaret his wife Stephen Soame Esq and Ann his wife and Charlot Alston defendants. Of 7 Messuages 7 garden 7 orchards 600 acres of land 100 acres of pasture 20 acres of wood, common of pasture for all cattle and liberty of holdage with the appurtenances in Edwardstone Groton Great Waldingfield Little Waldingfield Elmset Whitlesham Aldham Boxford Polstead and Hadley in the County of Suffolk and of 2 Messuages 2 gardens 2 orchards 220 acres of land 30 acres of pasture liberty of holding and common of pasture with the appurtenances in Sculthorpe in the County of Norfolk whereupon a plea of Coverture? was summoned between them in the same court that is to say that the aforesaid Bishop and Margaret, Stephen and Ann and Charlot have acknowledged the aforesaid tenements common of pasture and liberty with the appurtenances to be the right of him the said Charles as these is? The said Charles and Marshe have of the gift of the aforesaid Bishop and Margaret Stephen and Ann and Charlotte and those they have ? and quit claimed from them the said Bishop and Margaret Stephen and Ann and Charlot and their heirs to the aforesaid Charles and Marshe and the heirs of the said Charles for ever and moreover the said Bishop and Margaret have granted for them and the heirs of the said Margaret that they will warrant to the aforesaid Charles and Marshe and the heirs of the said Charles the aforesaid tenements common of pasture and liberty with the appurtenances aggregating them the said Bishop and Margaret and the heirs of the said Margaret for ever and further the said Stephen and Ann have granted for them and the heirs of the said Ann that they will warrant to the aforesaid Charles and Marshe and the heirs of the said Charles the aforesaid tenements common of pasture and liberty with the appurtenances aggregating to them the said Stephen and Ann and the heirs of the said Ann for ever and also the said Charlotte have guaranteed for her and her heirs that they will warrant to the aforesaid Charles and Marsh and the heirs of the said Charles the aforesaid tenements common of pasture and liberty with the appurtenances aggregating her the said Charles and her heirs for ever and for this acknowledgement ? Quit claim warranty fine and ? The said Charles and Marshe have given to the aforesaid Bishop and Margaret Stephen and Ann and Charlotte L960 Stirling


2. Release: Soame Hare Alston Dickenson & others, 18 Apr 1737. Dated 18th of April 1737.
Release of Right from Stephen Soam Esq and Ann his wife and Mrs Charlot Alston to the Leasehold and Personal estates of Joseph Alston Esq and Dr Charles Trumbull
To
Francis Lord Bishop of Chichester and Margaret his wife and also to Charles Longueville Esq and Marsh Dickenson on the several trusts contained in the Will of the said Joseph Alston concerning the same.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 840 M    i. Rev Henry SOAME of Lt Thurlow SFK [21902] was born on 6 Dec 1734, died on 23 Mar 1813 at age 78, and was buried on 29 Mar 1813 in St Peter Lt Thurlow SFK.

+ 841 F    ii. Anna Maria Charlotte SOAME [5682] was born about 1740 in Lt Thurlow.


695. Elizabeth ALSTON [3534] (Joseph of New House538, Isaac of Chelsea333, Joseph Knt. Bart of Chelsea & Bradwell (Sir)143, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 28 Oct 1709 in Edwardstone SFK, died on 5 Aug 1724 at age 14, and was buried on 8 Aug 1724 in Edwardstone SFK.

General Notes:
Elizabeth was aged 15 at her death.



696. Charlotte ALSTON [3535] (Joseph of New House538, Isaac of Chelsea333, Joseph Knt. Bart of Chelsea & Bradwell (Sir)143, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 2 Feb 1710/11 in Edwardstone SFK, died before 30 Jun 1789, and was buried in Little Thurlow.

General Notes:
Charlotte Naylor, formerly Alston. On the 30th June 1780 Administration of the goods, chattels, and credits of Charlotte
Naylor, formerly Alston (wife of Francis Hare Naylor Esq.), late of the parish of St. George, Hanover Square, co. Middlesex, deceased, was granted to Anne Hare, spinster, the niece and one of the next of kin, having been first sworn duly to administer. The said Francis Hare Naylor, Esq., the lawful husband of the said deceased, dying without having taken upon himself the letters of administration of the goods of the said deceased.

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Suffolk, Little Thurlow
Charlotte daughter of Joseph Alston of Edwardstone, who married Francis Hare, later Naylor, of Herstmonceux, son of Rev Dr Francis Hare, Bishop of Chichester, by Bethia Naylor heiress of Herstmonceux, and died before 1775, when Francis died s.p. aged 72.
Naylor / Hare impaling Alston
Motto: In coelo quies
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1. Agreement: Soame Hare Alston Dickenson & others, 1737. This is the final agreement made in the Court of our Sovereign Lord the King at Westminster from Easter day in 15 days in the 10th year of the reign of George II (1737) by the grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King defender of the faith etc before John Willis Alexander's Denton John Collins and John Fortescue Alan? Justices of our Lord the King and others then and there present between Charles Longueville Esq and Marshe Dickenson plaintiffs and Francis Lord Bishop of Chichester and Margaret his wife Stephen Soame Esq and Ann his wife and Charlot Alston defendants. Of 7 Messuages 7 garden 7 orchards 600 acres of land 100 acres of pasture 20 acres of wood, common of pasture for all cattle and liberty of holdage with the appurtenances in Edwardstone Groton Great Waldingfield Little Waldingfield Elmset Whitlesham Aldham Boxford Polstead and Hadley in the County of Suffolk and of 2 Messuages 2 gardens 2 orchards 220 acres of land 30 acres of pasture liberty of holding and common of pasture with the appurtenances in Sculthorpe in the County of Norfolk whereupon a plea of Coverture? was summoned between them in the same court that is to say that the aforesaid Bishop and Margaret, Stephen and Ann and Charlot have acknowledged the aforesaid tenements common of pasture and liberty with the appurtenances to be the right of him the said Charles as these is? The said Charles and Marshe have of the gift of the aforesaid Bishop and Margaret Stephen and Ann and Charlotte and those they have ? and quit claimed from them the said Bishop and Margaret Stephen and Ann and Charlot and their heirs to the aforesaid Charles and Marshe and the heirs of the said Charles for ever and moreover the said Bishop and Margaret have granted for them and the heirs of the said Margaret that they will warrant to the aforesaid Charles and Marshe and the heirs of the said Charles the aforesaid tenements common of pasture and liberty with the appurtenances aggregating them the said Bishop and Margaret and the heirs of the said Margaret for ever and further the said Stephen and Ann have granted for them and the heirs of the said Ann that they will warrant to the aforesaid Charles and Marshe and the heirs of the said Charles the aforesaid tenements common of pasture and liberty with the appurtenances aggregating to them the said Stephen and Ann and the heirs of the said Ann for ever and also the said Charlotte have guaranteed for her and her heirs that they will warrant to the aforesaid Charles and Marsh and the heirs of the said Charles the aforesaid tenements common of pasture and liberty with the appurtenances aggregating her the said Charles and her heirs for ever and for this acknowledgement ? Quit claim warranty fine and ? The said Charles and Marshe have given to the aforesaid Bishop and Margaret Stephen and Ann and Charlotte L960 Stirling


2. Release: Soame Hare Alston Dickenson & others, 18 Apr 1737. Dated 18th of April 1737.
Release of Right from Stephen Soam Esq and Ann his wife and Mrs Charlot Alston to the Leasehold and Personal estates of Joseph Alston Esq and Dr Charles Trumbull
To
Francis Lord Bishop of Chichester and Margaret his wife and also to Charles Longueville Esq and Marsh Dickenson on the several trusts contained in the Will of the said Joseph Alston concerning the same.

Charlotte married Francis NAYLOR (HARE) Esq of Hurstmonceaux. [3536], son of Rt Rev Dr Francis HARE [3527] and Bethia NAYLOR [21373]. Francis died in 1775 and was buried in Little Thurlow.

General Notes:
Francis inherited Hurstmonceaux castle and assumed the name and arms of Naylor, (London Magazine June 1743 pg 311) He was a member of the notorious "Hell Fire" club which held its orgies in the ruined abbey at Medmenham on the Thames, see "Memorials of a Quiet Life"

697. Newman ALSTON [5495] (Edward Jnr539, Edward of Boxford340, Abraham144, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 20 Dec 1704 in Boxford SFK.

698. Anna ALSTON [9006] (Edward Jnr539, Edward of Boxford340, Abraham144, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 25 Jun 1678 in Boxford SFK.

699. Edward ALSTON [3461] (Edward of Lavenham Hall.543, Edmund of Rogers356, Edmund158, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 11 Jun 1710 in Boxford SFK and died on 27 Nov 1740 at age 30.

700. Joseph ALSTON [3462] (Edward of Lavenham Hall.543, Edmund of Rogers356, Edmund158, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 29 Apr 1720 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK.

701. Sarah ALSTON [3728] (Edward of Lavenham Hall.543, Edmund of Rogers356, Edmund158, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born about 1708 and was buried on 1 Dec 1756 in Newton SFK.

General Notes:
Sarah was from Lavenham, her marriage settlement is dated 28 and 29 Sept 1741.

Married by licence issued,
27 Nov 1741.
Thomas Alston yeoman of Newton single man aged 29 & Sarah Alston of Lavenham aged 33 single woman. At same

No reference to Sarah's baptism in the Newton Registers

Sarah married Thomas ALSTON [3727], son of Nicholas ALSTON [3700] and Elizabeth FAIRBROTHER of East Bergholt [3702], on 3 Dec 1741 in Lavenham by Lic Arch Sudbury. Thomas was baptised on 23 Jun 1713 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK and was buried on 16 Oct 1793 in Newton SFK.

General Notes:
Thomas a yeoman was a single man aged 29 years at his marriage. He was mentioned in Lavenham 19 Oct 1769, and Manningtree 11 June 1787.

The Manors of Suffolk pg 176 states Thomas was buried in Newton 1785

Suffolk Poll Book 1790. Freeholders outside Suffolk - Thomas Alston of Manningtree ESS.

Note the IGI gives the birth locatons of Thomas's family as Newton, Cresswell makes no mention.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 842 M    i. Edward ALSTON [3731] was born on 28 Oct 1742 in Lavenham SFK, was baptised on 1 Nov 1742 in Lavenham SFK, and was buried on 12 Aug 1820 in Manningtree ESS.

+ 843 M    ii. Thomas ALSTON [3734] was born on 21 Oct 1745 in Lavenham SFK, was baptised on 12 Nov 1745 in Lavenham SFK, and died after 1752.

+ 844 M    iii. Joseph ALSTON [3735] was born on 3 Mar 1747/48 in Lavenham SFK, was baptised on 5 Mar 1747/48 in Lavenham SFK, and died between 1803 and 1805.

+ 845 F    iv. Sarah ALSTON [3736] was born on 15 Oct 1744 in Lavenham, died in 1744, and was buried on 22 Oct 1744 in Newton SFK.

+ 846 F    v. Sarah ALSTON [3737] was born on 27 Jul 1747 in Lavenham SFK and was buried on 4 Feb 1803 in Manningtree ESS.

+ 847 F    vi. Elizabeth ALSTON [3738] was baptised on 6 Jan 1751/52 in Lavenham SFK and died after 1805 in Manningtree ESS.

702. Joseph ALSTON [5618] (Joseph545, Edmund of Rogers356, Edmund158, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 26 Mar 1727 in Gt Waldingfield SFK and was buried on 16 Apr 1730-1731 in Gt Waldingfield SFK.

703. Hannah ALSTON [5619] (Joseph545, Edmund of Rogers356, Edmund158, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 26 Feb 1727/28 in Gt Waldingfield SFK.

704. John ALSTON (ASTIN) [5611] (Joseph545, Edmund of Rogers356, Edmund158, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 25 May 1729 in Gt Waldingfield SFK and was buried on 19 Mar 1730/31 in Gt Waldingfield SFK.

705. George ALSTON (ASTIN) [5612] (Joseph545, Edmund of Rogers356, Edmund158, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 13 Dec 1730 in Gt Waldingfield SFK.

706. Elizabeth ALSTON (ASTON) [5615] (Joseph545, Edmund of Rogers356, Edmund158, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 23 Apr 1732 in Gt Waldingfield SFK.

General Notes:
From Gt Waldingfield Registers on film.

707. John ALSTON [6091] (Joseph545, Edmund of Rogers356, Edmund158, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 12 Aug 1733 in Gt Waldingfield SFK and was buried on 27 Nov 1735 in Gt Waldingfield SFK.

708. Christian (Xtian) ALSTON (ASTIN) [5613] (Joseph545, Edmund of Rogers356, Edmund158, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 25 Dec 1734 in Gt Waldingfield SFK and was buried on 18 Nov 1735 in Gt Waldingfield SFK.

709. Joseph ALSTON (ASTON) [5614] (Joseph545, Edmund of Rogers356, Edmund158, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 31 Jul 1737 in Gt Waldingfield SFK.

710. Susanna ALSTON (ALSTONE) [5610] (Joseph545, Edmund of Rogers356, Edmund158, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 17 Sep 1738 in Gt Waldingfield SFK.

711. Elizabeth ALSTON (ASTON) [5616] (Joseph545, Edmund of Rogers356, Edmund158, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 12 May 1739 in Gt Waldingfield SFK.

712. Mary ALSTON (ASTIN) [5617] (Joseph545, Edmund of Rogers356, Edmund158, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 12 May 1740 in Gt Waldingfield SFK.

713. Thomas SEWELL [11618] (Thomas SEWELL552, Thomas SEWELL361, Mary ALSTON159, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in 1702 and died in 1721 in Magdalen College CAM at age 19.

Research Notes:
No record in Cambridge University Alumni he may not have graduated.

714. Hardwick SEWELL [11619] (Thomas SEWELL552, Thomas SEWELL361, Mary ALSTON159, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 7 Apr 1715 in Gt Henny ESS and died in 1743 at age 28.

715. Alice SEWELL [11620] (Thomas SEWELL552, Thomas SEWELL361, Mary ALSTON159, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 4 Mar 1699/00 in Gt Henny ESS.

Alice married Richard MALTYWARD [19522]. Richard was born about 1700.

716. Theodotia SEWELL [19584] (Thomas SEWELL552, Thomas SEWELL361, Mary ALSTON159, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 29 Aug 1708 in Gt Henny ESS and was buried on 22 Apr 1713 in Gt Henny ESS.

717. Mary SEWELL [19555] (Thomas SEWELL552, Thomas SEWELL361, Mary ALSTON159, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born about 1724 and died on 2 Mar 1723/24 in Gt Henny ESS.

Research Notes:
It is not proven that Mary was by Thomas's marriage to Rebecca Carter

718. Margaret SEWELL [11624] (Joseph SEWELL553, Thomas SEWELL361, Mary ALSTON159, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in 1703.

719. Joseph SEWELL [11625] (Joseph SEWELL553, Thomas SEWELL361, Mary ALSTON159, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in 1710 and died in 1742 at age 32.

General Notes:
Joseph was a surgeon of Stoke by Clare SFK

720. Thomas SEWELL [11626] (Joseph SEWELL553, Thomas SEWELL361, Mary ALSTON159, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised in 1717 in Gt Cornard SFK.

General Notes:
Thomas was a Grocer, Gentleman Trader, and Chapman (an itinerant seller).

Thomas married Anne POND [11627] in 1743 in St Mary at the Walls Colchester. Anne was born in 1717.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 848 F    i. Margaret SEWELL [11628] was born in 1743 in Gt Henny ESS and was buried on 15 Mar 1789 in St Andrew Holborn.

+ 849 F    ii. Rebecca SEWELL [11629] was baptised on 9 Feb 1763 in St Andrew Holborn.

721. Samuel ALSTON [3968] (Thomas Surgeon563, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born about 1708 in Newton SFK and was buried on 22 Jan 1721/22.

722. Edward ALSTON [3969] (Thomas Surgeon563, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born 25 Jan 1708/09-1710 and was baptised 25 Jan 1708/09-1710 in East Bergholt, Suffolk. UK.

723. Mary ALSTON [3970] (Thomas Surgeon563, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 12 Feb 1710/11 in Boxford SFK, died in 1752 at age 41, and was buried on 17 May 1752 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK.

General Notes:
Mary's date of burial may be march.

Mary married James WHEELEY of Colchester [3971].

724. Thomas ALSTON Surgeon of Prittlewell ESS [3979] (Thomas Surgeon563, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 28 Aug 1718 in Boxford SFK and died about 1762 aged about 44.

General Notes:
Thomas was a surgeon of Thorpe-le-Soken he was living 25 Sept 1758, died intestate about 1762.

Cresswell notes that this stem is taken from the Rev E Constable Alston's M.S.S., and is probably a conjectural and imperfect descent.
Microfiche of Parish Registers of St -----, Prittlewell
Baptisms:-
Susan Perrett found 2 baptisms of a William and Elizabeth on June 15th 1758 children of a Thomas Alston & Elizabeth (I am sure the Elizabeth's surname is HARRIDGE - see licence)

The marriage licence states Thomas is of the Parish of Prittlewell in the County of Essex, Apothocary, and is of 28 years years and upwards and is a bachelor and intends to marry Elizabeth Harridge of Leigh in the aforesaid County aged 21 years and upwards and is a spinster.
See copy of licence at Essex Record Office - D/ALL 1756.

Thomas had an apprentice in 1854.

The Parish of Leigh, Essex Church Records show the marriage took place on 31st May (see no. 18) 1756 by Roger Price, Rector in the presence of William Price and Eliz. Price.

Thomas married Elizabeth HARRIDGE [272] on 31 May 1756 in Prittlewell ESS. Elizabeth was born on 30 Jan 1732/33.

Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Marriage License: 31 May 1756, Bond Of 100 Pounds.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 850 M    i. William ALSTON of Rochester [3981] was born about 1758, was baptised on 15 Jun 1758 in Prittlewell ESS, died in May 1833 in St. Nicholas, Rochester. Kent aged about 75, and was buried on 14 May 1833 in St. Nicholas, Rochester. Kent.

+ 851 F    ii. Elizabeth ALSTON [273] was born about 1758 and was baptised on 15 Jun 1758 in Prittlewell ESS.

725. Lucy ALSTON [3972] (Thomas Surgeon563, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 4 Jun 1723 in Boxford SFK and died on 20 Jan 1749/50 in Newton SFK at age 26.

General Notes:
This baptism is from a further search of the Boxford Registers by the compiler.

Lucy did not marry.

726. Anne Philippa ALSTON [3973] (Thomas Surgeon563, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 31 Oct 1712 in Boxford SFK, died on 24 Sep 1753 at age 40, and was buried on 29 Sep 1753 in Boxford SFK.

Anne married Rev George BENYON of Boxford [3974] in 1739 in Suffolk. George was born about 1714, died on 10 Dec 1767 aged about 53, and was buried on 15 Dec 1767 in Boxford SFK.

General Notes:
George was aged 53 at his death.

727. Thomas ALSTON [3975] (Thomas Surgeon563, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 3 Jun 1714 in Boxford SFK.

728. Elizabeth ALSTON [3976] (Thomas Surgeon563, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in 1720, was baptised on 30 Aug 1720 in Boxford SFK, and was buried 13 Mar 1751/52-1753 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK.

Research Notes:
Elizabeths burial date may be 29 May 1736.

729. William ALSTON [3977] (Thomas Surgeon563, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 12 Jun 1716 in Boxford SFK, died in 1737 1738 at age 21, and was buried on 5 Feb 1737/38 in Newton SFK.

730. George ALSTON [3978] (Thomas Surgeon563, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in 1728, was baptised on 16 Apr 1728 in Boxford SFK, and was buried on 27 Dec 1728 in Newton SFK.

731. Catherine ALSTON [3980] (Thomas Surgeon563, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in Boxford SFK and was baptised on 31 Mar 1726 in Boxford SFK.

General Notes:
1753 Alston Catherine, daughter of Thomas, Boxford, Suffolk, apothecary, to William Tateham, 23 August 1753 Ironmongers Company.
London Apprenticeship Abstracts.

Catherine was living unmarried 2 Nov 1759. Baptism date may be 1724 IGI.

732. Edward ALSTON [3703] (Nicholas565, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 2 Jul 1712 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK and was buried on 16 Oct 1785 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK.

General Notes:
Bury St Edmunds Quarter Sessions
19 July 1742
This Court doth elect and appoint Edward Alston Chief Constable of the Hundred of Babergh in this Division, in the room of his late father.

Bury St Edmunds Quarter Sessions
1 January 1754
This Court doth order the Treasurer of this Division to pay to Mr Edward Alston one of the Chief Constables of Babergh Hundred or order the sum of L3-16-3d in discharge of his bill.

A Petty Sessions for the Hundred of Babergh will be held at the Crown Inn Hartest on Friday the 26th of this instant September for hiring and retaining servants.
Edward Alston
Where all persons shall meet with a hearty welcome from their Humble Servant Mary Earl.
N.B. Dinner will be ready at one o'clock.
Alstoniana Pg 366

Essex Record Office D/DEl/T2/24
RECORDS MAINLY RELATING TO NORTH-EAST ESSEX
Dates of Creation c.1775
Extent 1
Scope and Content Abstract of title of messuage called Heaths by North and lands (18a.) [named], copyhold of Manor of Copford. 1707-75 Owner of property: Edward Alston
Placement is conjectural ELF 2004

The Will of Edward Allstone of Newton co. Suffolk Gentleman
Dated 24th March 1784.
All my Debts to be paid
All my Household Goods farming Stock Cattle and personal Estate to my Dear Son Thomas Allstone to his own use,
I appoint my said Son Thomas Allstone my Sole Executor
Edward Alston
Witnesses: Carleton Dunkley Samuel Parker.
Proved 14th February 1786 by the Executor
A pencil note appears below the will under L600.
Alstoniana pg 164

Edward married Elizabeth TOLLER of Stanway ESS [3705], daughter of Jonadab TOLLER [19941] and Elizabeth BROWN [19942], on 2 Feb 1743/44. Elizabeth was born in Dec 1722 in Stanway Essex and was buried on 14 Jul 1775 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK.

General Notes:
THE WILL OF ELIZABETH ALSTON OF NEWTON.
Dated 20 July 1770.
This is the last Will and Testament of me Elizabeth Alston the wife of Edward Alston of Newton in the county of Suffolk Gentleman being of sound mind memory and understanding Thanks be to Almighty God for the same made in manner following that is to say Whereas by Indenture of Lease and Release bearing date respectively on or about the first and second day of February 1744 the Release being Tripartite and made between the said Edward Alston of the first part . . . . . the said Elizabeth by the name Elizabeth Toller of Stanaway in the County of Essex spinster of the second part and Elizabeth and Elizabeth See of Stanaway aforesaid widow and John Brown of the same planc. . . . . Gentleman of the third part I the said Elizabeth Alston have a power and authority given me in and by the said Indenture of Release to Dispose of by Will certain freehold messuages lands tenements and hereditaments with their appurtenants situate in Stanaway Coptford or Lexden or elsewhere in the County of Essex to the use of such child or children of me the said Elizabeth Alston by the said Edward my husband to be begotten as I should think proper And whereas I the said Elizabeth Alston by a certain Surrender bearing date on or about the second day of February 1744 did surrender all and singular my Copyhold messuages lands Tenements and hereditaments whatsoever Holden of the Manor of Coptford (amongst other uses) to the use of such child or children of me the said Elizabeth by the said Edward to be begotten As I the said Elizabeth should give the same by my Will now I do by the virtue of the powers and authorities given me as aforesaid Give and devise to my two daughters Elizabeth Alston and Lucy Alston all those the aforesaid freehold messuages lands Tenements and hereditaments with their and every of their appurtances situate in Stanaway Coptford and Lexden aforesaid or in any other Parish or Parishes next or near adjoining and also all and singular my copyhold messuages lands tenements and hereditaments whatsoever holden of the Manor of Coptford and all other my freehold and copyhold lands tenements and hereditaments in the County of Essex and now in the tenure or occupation of John Oakely his . . . . . or assigns To hold all the said freehold and copyhold premises to them my said two Daughters Elizabeth Alston and Lucy Alston and to their heirs and assigns for ever share and share alike and to take as tenants in common and not as joint Tenants Chargeable nevertheless and I do hereby expressly charge all the above mentioned freehold and copyhold premises with the payment of the sum of L200 unto my daughter Judith Alston within twelve months next after my and my husbands decease and in case my said daughter Judith be under the age at the time of my and my husbands decease then I do hereby order and direct that my said daughters Elizabeth Alston and Lucy Alston or one of them shall pay or cause to be paid unto my said daughter Judith Alston lawful interest for the said sum of L200 half yearly until she attains her said age of twenty one years and in case the said sum of L200 and interest as aforesaid or any part thereof shall be unpaid by the space of 40 days next after the same or any part thereof to be paid as aforesaid that then and from henceforth it shall and may be lawful to and for the said Judith Alston to enter into and upon the said farms lands and premises charged therewith as aforesaid or any part thereof and to hold and enjoy the same and to receive and take the rents fines and profits thereof until the said sum of L200 with interest as aforesaid together with all the costs and charges which shall be sustained by reason or occasion of any such default of payment shall be paid and satisfied and in case the said Judith Alston shall depart this life before she arrives at the age of twenty one years (leaving no issue lawfully begotten) then my will is that the said sum of L200 shall be equally divided amongst my children share and share alike and to take as Tenants in Common and not as Joint Tenants and my mind and will further is and I do hereby order and direct that in case either of my said daughters Elizabeth Alston and Lucy Alston shall depart this life before she or they arrive to the age of twenty one years and dying without issue lawfully begotten then I give such share of the said freehold and copyhold estate so devised as aforesaid of such deceased part to be equally divided amongst such of my children that be then living share and share alike and to take as tenants in common and not as joint tenants and I do hereby make nominate constitute and appoint my said loving husband Edward Alston and my said Eldest son Edward Alston joint Executors of this my last Will and Testament and I do hereby revoke all former Wills and Testamentary Dispositions by me at any time made and do declare this to be my last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I the said Elizabeth Alston have to this my last Will and Testament contained in three sheets set my hand to the first two sheets thereof and to the third sheet thereof my hand and seal and also my seal to the tape which affixes the same together at the top this 20th day in the 10th year of the reign of King George the Third and in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy
Signed Elizabeth Alston
Witnessed: F Gullifer Thos Alston Waller Gulliver
Codicil: To my last Will and Testament and whereas by my said last will I have given and bequeathed to my two daughters Elizabeth and Lucy all my copyhold and freehold estates lying in Stanaway Lexden and Coptford by this present Codicil I give and bequeath the said copyhold and freehold estates to be equally divided between my three daughters Elizabeth Lucy and Judith as witness my hand this tenth day of July 1775
Signed The mark of Elizabeth Alston
Witnessed: Samuel Chapman Thos Alston Jas Fuson.
Proved in London with its Codicil 31 Aug 1775 by Edward Alston the husband and Edward Alston the son of the deceased Executors.
PROB 11/1010 on file

Research Notes:
Elizabeth's antecedents are unproven to her at 2014


Children from this marriage were:

+ 852 M    i. Edward ALSTON [3706] was born on 14 Sep 1747, was baptised on 17 Sep 1747 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK, and died in 1824 in Deptford KEN at age 77.

+ 853 F    ii. Elizabeth ALSTON [3707] was born on 22 Dec 1752 in Stanaway ESS, was baptised on 22 Dec 1752 in Newton SFK, died on 11 Nov 1831 in Gosfield ESS at age 78, and was buried on 18 Nov 1831 in St Catherine Gosfield, ESS.

+ 854 M    iii. Toller ALSTON [3709] was born on 17 Oct 1754 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK and was buried on 12 Jul 1755 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK.

+ 855 F    iv. Lucy ALSTON [3712] was born on 29 Feb 1756 and was baptised on 29 Feb 1756 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK.

+ 856 M    v. Thomas ALSTON [3711] was born on 11 Apr 1757, was baptised on 12 Apr 1757, and was buried on 28 Mar 1824 in Gt Waldingfield SFK.

+ 857 M    vi. Samuel ALSTON [3710] was born on 24 Apr 1759, was baptised on 24 Apr 1759 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK, and was buried on 18 Mar 1835 in Gt Waldingfield SFK.

+ 858 F    vii. Judith ALSTON [3714] was baptised on 2 Oct 1762 in Newton SFK, died on 15 Mar 1833 at age 70, and was buried on 22 Mar 1833 in St Catherine Gosfield, ESS.

+ 859 M    viii. Toller ALSTON [3715] was baptised on 31 Dec 1766 and was buried on 8 May 1789 in Gosfield ESS.

733. Thomas ALSTON [3727] (Nicholas565, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 23 Jun 1713 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK and was buried on 16 Oct 1793 in Newton SFK.

General Notes:
Thomas a yeoman was a single man aged 29 years at his marriage. He was mentioned in Lavenham 19 Oct 1769, and Manningtree 11 June 1787.

The Manors of Suffolk pg 176 states Thomas was buried in Newton 1785

Suffolk Poll Book 1790. Freeholders outside Suffolk - Thomas Alston of Manningtree ESS.

Note the IGI gives the birth locatons of Thomas's family as Newton, Cresswell makes no mention.

Thomas married Sarah ALSTON [3728], daughter of Edward ALSTON of Lavenham Hall. [3459] and Sarah PRATT [3460], on 3 Dec 1741 in Lavenham by Lic Arch Sudbury. Sarah was born about 1708 and was buried on 1 Dec 1756 in Newton SFK.

General Notes:
Sarah was from Lavenham, her marriage settlement is dated 28 and 29 Sept 1741.

Married by licence issued,
27 Nov 1741.
Thomas Alston yeoman of Newton single man aged 29 & Sarah Alston of Lavenham aged 33 single woman. At same

No reference to Sarah's baptism in the Newton Registers

(Duplicate Line. See Person 701)

734. Rose ALSTON [3730] (Nicholas565, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born about 1715 and was buried on 29 Oct 1741 in Assington SFK.

General Notes:
Rose was taken up and brought from Assington from the place where she was buried upon 29 Oct 1741 and sat upon her folk in the Chancel of Newton 3 June 1742.

Rose married STEWARD [6201].

735. Rev Samuel ALSTON [3690] (William M.A. (Rev)566, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 9 Jan 1716/17 in Newton SFK, was baptised on 29 Jan 1716/17, and died in 1758 at age 41.

General Notes:
Samuel had a private baptism, he was Rector of Gunthorpe and Bale, vicar of Burnham Overy co Norfolk. Preb. St Botolph Lincoln 1749-1758

Samuel Alston - Admitted scholar at Trinity Hall Camb. 7 Nov 1735; atric 1735; L.L.B. 1743; L.L.D. 1748; Ord deacon Norwich Mar 1738-9; priest Feb 1740-1; Rector of Waterden, Norfolk 1740-50; perhaps vicar of Burnham Overy, 1743; Rector of Gunthorpe and Bale.

St Mary Gunthorpe.
Incumbant: 1750, Samuel Alston, by William Alston, clerk.
Ref:http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=78574&strquery=John%20Alston

Alston Samuel Qualification LLB University College Age25
Curate to William Alston, Vicar at Little Waldingfield, Suff.
Ordination Date 22/2/1741
Place Holbourn Church Ely Chapel Clerical Status priest
Letters Dimissory No
Source NRO, DN/ORR/2/1 (Ordination Register) ntbl
Bishop Gooch, Thomas Norwich 1738-1748
Ref: http://www.theclergydatabase.org.uk/jsp/DisplayOrdination.jsp?CDBOrdRedID=86633

Hillington. Daniel Collier Esq. purchased and lived in a little manor of Netherhall Norfolk and gave it to Dr. William (correctly Samuel) Alston rector of Gunthorpe, who married his niece, and Mr. Spurgion of Annell recovered it by suit in Chancery about 1762.
Bloomfield Vol. 8 Pg. 463
Samuel Alston Vicar of Holkham 1750
Alstoniana Pg 353 & 364

Cleric Detail
Surname Alston
Forename Samuel
Date 3/4/1749
TitleOffice/Status Prebendary
Qualification DCL
Location Lincoln Cathedral/Prebend of St Butolph
Ordinary / Jurisdiction Thomas, John/Lincoln 1744-1761
Patron Type Episcopal
Patron Role own right Lincoln Bishop
Gender Male
In VENN
Adm. scholar at TRINITY HALL, Nov. 7, 1735. Of Newton, Suffolk. ' Matric. 1735; LL.B. 1743; LL.D. 1748. Ord. deacon (Norwich) Mar. 1738-9; priest, Feb. 1740-1 R. of Waterden, Norfolk, 1740-50. Perhaps V. of Burnham Overy, 1743. R. of Gunthorp, 1750.
1749 Appt(Collation) Alston, Samuel Lincoln Cathedral / Prebend of St Butolph Prebendary
1758 Vac(Death) Alston, Lincoln Cathedral / Prebend of St Botolphs
Ref www.theclergydatabase.org.uk

Samuel Alston Dates: 1726-1750 Gender: Male
Societies/Clubs: Trinity Hall, Cambridge
Source Date: 1739 Source Info:
Subscribed to Sermons upon several subjects, preached in the Cathedral Church of St. Peter, in Exeter . . . . . To which is prefixed an account of the author (Vol. 1), 1739, WARREN, John. London
Subject: religion
Ancestry Directories

Samuel Alston. On the 5th April, 1758, Administration of all and singular the goods chattels and credits of Samuel Alston Doctor of laws late of Gunthorpe co. Norfolk widower deceased was granted to Joseph Alston the uncle and curator lawfully assigned to Samuel Alston an infant the natural and lawful son and only child of the said deceased for the use and benefit of the said infant until he shall reach the age of 21 years having been first sworn duly to administer.

Samuel married Mary COLLYER [3691], daughter of James COLLYER [9505] and Mary AMBROSE [9672]. Mary was buried on 13 Sep 1743 in St Nicholas Alons LON.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 860 M    i. Samuel ALSTON of Halstead [3692] was buried on 30 Dec 1780 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK.

736. Edward ALSTON of Bilderston [3693] (William M.A. (Rev)566, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 27 Mar 1719, was baptised in Apr 1719, and was buried on 13 Jan 1774-1775 in Newton S.P. ?.

General Notes:
The Will of Edward Alston of Bildeston, Surgeon
Dated 8th October 1774
I give to my brother Joseph Alston and his heirs all my freehold Customary and Copyhold Messuages; Lands Tenements hereditaments and real Estate what soever and where soever
I give to my said brother Joseph all my goods, chattells and personal Estate.
I appoint my brother Joseph Alston my Sole Esecutor
EDWARD ALSTON
Witness Rachel Barton John Barton (his mark) Partridge Abbott.
Proved 2nd March 1775
Alstonana pg 164

737. William ALSTON [3694] (William M.A. (Rev)566, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 20 Apr 1722 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK, was baptised on 4 May 1722 in Newton SFK, and was buried on 18 Jul 1733 in Newton SFK.

738. Thomas ALSTON [3695] (William M.A. (Rev)566, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 24 Apr 1728 and was baptised on 3 May 1728 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK.

General Notes:
Thomas was living 31 Aug 1761.

A Thomas Alston was admitted a pensioner at Trinity Hall Camb. 20 Feb 1745-6;
Matric 1747; Scholar.
A Thomas Alston of Earls Coln Surgeon was Bondsman to Joseph Alston on his marriage to Susan Chaplyn



739. Joseph ALSTON [3696] (William M.A. (Rev)566, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 9 Dec 1730, was baptised on 8 Jan 1730/31, and was buried on 26 May 1784 in Newton SFK.

General Notes:
It is thought Joseph served his surgeons apprenticeship with Thomas Alston of Boxford his first Cousin

Joseph was a Surgeon from Bures St Mary, then Halsted Essex.

A Joseph Alston was admitted pensioner at Trinity Hall Camb 3 July 1748.
Alumni Cantabrigienses.

Marriage by licence issued, 21 March 1754
Joseph Alston surgeon of Bures single man & Susan Chapman of All Saints Sudbury single woman aged 30. At Gt Welnetham Bondsman to their marriage Lic was Thomas Alston of Earls Colne ESS Surgeon.
Ref Archive CD 8024 No 654 Pg 231
(Affidavit of Joseph Alston Surrogate H Burrough)

Married by licence issued, 19 Mar 1755
Joseph Alston gent of Bures St Mary & Susan Chaplin of Gt Waldingfield single woman. At Gt Waldingfield.
Ref Archive CD 8024 No 95 Pg 236
(Affidavit of Joseph Alston Surrogate H Burrough)
The compiler has taken the view that Joseph was twice married, however it remains to be proved via the Gt Welnethan (Whelnethan) Registers


White's Suffolk Directory.
In 1725 Joseph Chaplin left L250 to be laid out in land for providing coats and shoes for five poor men, and gowns petticoats and shoes for five poor women of the parish of Edwardstone. This legacy and & L53 left by Sir Joseph Alston were laid out in 1809 in the purchase of a barn and 32 acres 2 roods of land at Polstead, now let for L36 a year with an allotment of 1 acre awarded to it in 1817.-
Was this Joseph Chaplin in Chaplin v Alston see [3482]
Alstoniana Pg 369

Essex Record Office
Level: Category Estate and Family records
Level: Fonds VAIZEY FAMILY OF HALSTEAD AND NORTH ESSEX
Level: Series D/DVz 83-84 Manor of Boyes Hall alias Dynes in Halstead
Reference Code D/DVz/94
Dates of Creation 19 April 1755
Scope and Content Deed of lead the uses of a Fine; Final Concord Joseph Alston of Bures St. Mary (co. Suff.), surgeon, and w. Susan to Samuel Alston of Gunthorpe (co. Norf.), clerk Farms called Trubbucks alias Home Farm and Hobbe Atwood in Halstead and Stisted

Essex Record Office
Level: Category Estate and Family records
Level: Fonds VAIZEY FAMILY OF HALSTEAD AND NORTH ESSEX
Level: Series D/DVz 83-84 Manor of Boyes Hall alias Dynes in Halstead
Reference Code D/DVz/93
Dates of Creation 19 April 1755
Scope and Content Deed of lead the uses of a Fine; Final Concord Joseph Alston of Bures St. Mary (co. Suff.), surgeon, and w. Susan to Samuel Alston of Gunthorpe (co. Norf.), clerk Farms called Trubbucks alias Home Farm and Hobbe Atwood in Halstead and Stisted

THE WILL OF JOSEPH ALSTON OF HALSTED CO. ESSEX Surgeon.
Dated 17th June, 1782.
After payment of my debts, funeral expenses and proving this will, I give my messuages, lands, tenements and hereditaments and all my personal estate unto Susan my wife should my wife die without selling said property or disposing of same by will, I desire that the same may devolve to Elizabeth Sparrow of Halsted spinster daughter of John Sparrow gent. of Halsted, subject to the payment of all debts and also to a legacy of L200 to Miss Susannah Baynes of Halsted spinster.
I appoint my beloved wife sole executrix.
JOSEPH ALSTON,
Witnesses: Dansie Carter; Richard Hodge, his clerk; John Plume servant to Mr, Carter
Proved 26th June 1784 by Susan Alston widow and relict of the deceased and sole executrix named in will.

Joseph married Mary Susanna CHAPLIN [3697], daughter of John CHAPLYN M.D. of Sudbury [3698], on 20 Mar 1754 in Gt Waldingfield SFK. By Lic. Arch. Sudbury. Mary was born about 1718 and died on 15 Dec 1813 in Newton SFK aged about 95. Another name for Mary was Susannah CHAPLYN.

General Notes:
Susannah was aged 95 at her death, there is a monument to her at Newton.

Freehold Farm of 100 Acres.
Halstead Essex.
To be Sold by Auction.
By Mr Winstanley.
At Garraway's Coffee House, Exchange Alley, Cornhill, London, in February next, by order of the Executrix of the late Joseph Alston Esq., deceased.
An eligible Freehold Estate, situated adjoining to the town of Halstead, a fine supporting part of the county of Essex, in that the high Road to Norwich. 9 miles from Sudbury, 6 from Braintree, 12 from Colchester, and 46 from London; consisting of a convenient roomy dwellinghouse, campaigning every requisite accommodation for a family, with double coach house, stabling, outbuildings, pleasure and kitchen garden, orchard well stocked with fruit trees, two courtyards, farmyard, husbandry stable, hop kiln, and other outhouses, suited to the farm; also, in another convenient part of the estate a good barn and farmyard, together with sundry enclosures of fertile, meadow, pasture, arable, and wood land, hop ground, and lying compact, and surrounding the house, well timbered and watered and containing in the whole ONE HUNDRED and ONE ACRES. The buildings are all in good repair, the land in excellent condition, and immediate possession may be had.
Two notes of the sale, with further particulars, will be given in this and other papers, and the estate mainly in the interim be viewed, by applying to the bailiff on the premises.
Ipswich Journal 10 January 1801.
This is conjecturally placed against Mary [3697].

From the Norwich Mercury 25 Dec 1813 - Devon Wednesday sennight at Newton Suffolk aged 95 years Mrs Alston relict of Mr Joseph Alston surgeon of Halstead ESS and only child of John Chaplain M.D. formerly of Sudbury
Alstoniana pg 282

740. Joseph ALSTON [6554] (Richard569, Richard of West Bergholt389, Joseph of Gt Horsley ESS183, John of Lt Cornard SFK70, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born about 1790 in West Bergholt ESS.

General Notes:
This family is based on 1851 ESS census
Ref 1851 ESS Census aged 61 bn W Bergholt ESS, living 3 Brick Kiln, St Michael Mile End, Colchester, farm labourer. 356/MLE

1861 Census Mile End ESS Joseph aged 71 brickmaker born West Bergholt, plus his family

1841 Census Mile End brickmaker aged 50

Joseph married Sarah GREEN [6555] on 12 Nov 1816 in St Mary at Walls Colchester. Sarah was born about 1800 in Mile End ESS.

General Notes:
Ref 1851 ESS Census aged 52 bn Myland ESS, wife, living 3 Brick Kiln, St Michael Mile End, Colchester, laundress. 356/MLE


Children from this marriage were:

+ 861 F    i. Sarah ALSTON (ALLSTON) [7345] was baptised on 9 Nov 1818 in West Bergholt ESS.

+ 862 M    ii. Joseph ALSTON (ALLSTON) [6562] was born about 1827 in Myland Parish Mile End Rd Colchester ESS.

741. Susanna ALSTON (ALSTONE) [5724] (Thomas577, Thomas396, Peter195, Samuel71, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 19 Dec 1797 in All Saints Sudbury SFK.

742. Tamar ALSTON [6018] (Peter578, Thomas396, Peter195, Samuel71, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 27 Jan 1789 in Meeting House Sudbury SFK.

743. Peter ALSTON [6074] (Peter578, Thomas396, Peter195, Samuel71, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 13 Feb 1791, was baptised on 18 Feb 1791 in Little Meeting House Sudbury, and died on 3 Jan 1849 at age 57.

General Notes:
Peter a cordwainer, was admitted a Freeman of Sudbury 3 Oct 1812, the Sudbury Poll Book Dec. 1837 places him of 1 Lukes Yard, Cross St Sudbury, Also of Jail St 1815. Mentioned in Jun 1841 Poll for Sudbury.

Bribery at Sudbury
An enquiry reported a sum of L3000 in gold was used in a "systematic and extensive bribery prevailing at the last election (1841) of members of Parliament for this Borough" The election returned two Whig candidates.
Peter Alston of Cross St weaver was found along with many others "to have received bribes in respect of their votes at the last Election", and to have been implicated in illegal practces.
Extracted from the Ipswich Journal 27 April 1844

House of Commons 10 July 1844
Sudbury Disfranchisment Bill.
Debate on this Bill reveals that election bribery was widespread at that time. The Bill, passed after much debate in both Houses, disfranchised the constituency of Sudbury, incorporating it into West Suffolk
Ipswich Journal 13 Jul 1844

Peter was for many years Church Clerk of All Saints, Sudbury.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 7 Jun 1841, Lukes Yard All Saints Sudbury SFK. Peter is described as a weaver, aged 50 born SFK

Peter married Ruth PECK [5639] on 14 Oct 1814 in St Peters Sudbury SFK. Ruth was born about 1794 and died on 21 Sep 1873 aged about 79. Another name for Ruth was PEKK.

General Notes:
Deaths.
Alston - 21st inst., at Sudbury, of old age, in her 80th year, Ruth, widow of Peter Alston, who was for many years Church clerk of All Saints.
Ipswich Journal 27 September 1873.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 7 Jun 1841, Lukes Yard All Saints Sudbury SFK. Ruth is described as aged 47 not born SFK

Children from this marriage were:

+ 863 F    i. Belissa ALSTON [5755] was baptised on 6 Aug 1815 and died on 20 May 1816.

+ 864 F    ii. Isabella ALSTON [5640] was baptised on 8 Jun 1817 in St Gregory Sudbury SFK.

+ 865 M    iii. Silvanus ALSTON [5641] was baptised on 28 Jul 1819 in St Gregory Sudbury SFK and died on 6 Jan 1905 at age 85.

+ 866 F    iv. Belissa ALSTON [5642] was baptised on 8 Jul 1821 in St Gregory Sudbury SFK and died on 7 Nov 1822 at age 1.

+ 867 F    v. Theodosia ALSTON [5643] was baptised on 10 May 1824 in All Saints Sudbury SFK.

+ 868 M    vi. Daniel ALSTON [5644] was born about 1826 in Sudbury SFK, was baptised on 1 Oct 1826 in All Saints Sudbury SFK, died on 14 Oct 1900 aged about 74, and was buried on 18 Aug 1900 in All Saints Sudbury SFK.

+ 869 M    vii. Thomas ALSTON [5645] was baptised on 9 Nov 1828 in All Saints Sudbury SFK and died on 24 Oct 1838 at age 9.

+ 870 M    viii. Benjamin Charles ALSTON [5646] was born about 1833 in Sudbury SFK, was baptised on 5 Apr 1833 in All Saints Sudbury SFK, and was buried on 28 Nov 1896 in St Gregory Sudbury SFK.

+ 871 F    ix. Harriot Ruth ALSTON [5647] was baptised on 17 May 1835 in All Saints Sudbury SFK and died on 30 Jul 1892 at age 57.

+ 872 M    x. David William ALSTON [5648] was born on 10 Jul 1838, was baptised on 5 Aug 1838 in All Saints Sudbury SFK, and died on 21 Jun 1850 at age 11.

+ 873 F    xi. Belissa ALSTON [8216] was born about 1832 in Suffolk.

744. Tamar ALSTON [6019] (Peter578, Thomas396, Peter195, Samuel71, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 5 Feb 1793 and was baptised on 8 Mar 1793 in Little Meeting House Sudbury.

745. Thomas ALSTON [5651] (Peter578, Thomas396, Peter195, Samuel71, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 19 Apr 1795 in Great Meeting Friar St SFK.


746. William ALSTON [5652] (Peter578, Thomas396, Peter195, Samuel71, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 7 Jun 1797 in Great Meeting Friar St SFK and died before 1853.

General Notes:
Whites Directory of Suffolk 1844.
William Alston corn merchant of Newton Rd Sudbury.

Will at ESS PRO 1852 William Alston gent of Greenstead juxta Colchester
Ref 763 BR 36 - Susan Perrett searched on file

Roy Alston places William at Braintree ESS, a malster?

This William may be the partner of Stephen Alston [5656] Hatter of Clare
Piggot's Directory 1830
William Alston Hat Manufacturer of Sudbury

At his son Ezra's death 31 Jan 1844 William is recorded as a draper of Braintree ESS

Will of William Alston
7 April 1852
This is the last will and Testament of me William Alston of Grinstead within the liberty of the Borough of Colchester in the County of Essex gentlemen which I make in manner following that is to say First I nominate constitute and appoint my son Ezekiel Francis Alston of Braintree in the same county tailor and my son in law Thomas Ward of Elmstead in the said County of Essex farmer executors and trustees of this my Will Next I give to my wife Sarah all the ready money and all the consumable articles which may be in my house at the time of my decease And I give to my executors my household furniture Upon Trust to permit my wife to have the use of the same for her life And after the decease of my said wife I give the said furniture to my daughter Emma provided she be then single but if she be then married I direct the same to be sold and the proceeds to fall into my residuary personal estate And I give to each of my brothers and sisters and my sister-in-law Mrs Burrows the sum of nineteen pounds nineteen shillings shillings Next I give and devise unto the said Ezekiel Francis Alston and his heirs all that my Messuages farmland and Hereditments situate in the Parish of Brightlingsea in the said County of Essex now in the occupation of . . . . . Corner And also those two cottages and pightle of land in the occupation of . . . . . Harmer his undertenants or assigns Subject nevertheless and charged and chargeable with payment of the sum of eighty pounds per annum to my said wife for and during her natural life that is to say forty pounds to be paid by my said son Ezekiel Francis Alston and forty pounds by my daughter Emily Sarah the wife of the said Thomas Ward And I declare that the said annuity shall commence from the day of my decease and be payable by equal quarterly payments And in case the same or any part thereof shall be unpaid for the space of fifteen days next after any of the days of payment it shall be lawful for my said wife to enter upon all and every or any part of the said farmland and Hereditments and to distrain for the same or for as much thereof as shall be in arrears and for all costs and charges occasioned by the non-payment thereof and to sell such distrainments in like manner as for part payment by lease or (illegible) demise To hold the same to the said Ezekiel Francis Alston and his heirs Upon the trusts following namely as to one moiety thereof for his and their benefit absolutely And as to the other moiety thereof Upon trust for the benefit of my said daughter Emily Sarah And after the decease of the said Emily Sarah Ward Upon trust for the benefit of the said Thomas Ward for his life And after the decease of the survivor of them the said Thomas Ward and Emily Sarah his wife I devise the said moiety to the issue of the said Emily Sarah Ward by the said Thomas Ward and their heirs in equal shares and if but one child to that child his or her heirs and assigns for ever Provided always and I hereby declare that if my said daughter Emily Sarah Ward shall die without leaving issue living at her decease then I devise the said moiety of the said farmland and Hereditments so devised to her as aforesaid unto my said son Ezekiel Francis Alston and my daughter Emma Alston their heirs and assigns absolutely Next I give and devise to my said executors their heirs and assigns All that my freehold Messuages and premises situate in the Old Butter Market in Ipswich in the County of Suffolk now in the occupation of Stephen Alston Together with a Messuages and premises behind the same unoccupied And also all that Messuages and premises situate in Braintree aforesaid now in the occupation of Paul Aggie the younger To hold the same unto the said Ezekiel Francis Alston and Thomas Ward their heirs and assigns Upon the trusts following that is to say upon trust to pay twenty pounds per annum part of the rents thereof unto my said wife for and during the term of her natural life by equal quarterly payments And upon further trust out of the said rents to keep the said premises in tenantable repair and insured against loss or damage by fire And upon further trust to pay the residue of the said rents together after the decease of my said wife with the sum provided for her use as aforesaid unto my daughter Emma Alston of Braintree aforesaid spinster for her sole and exclusive and inalienable use and benefit independent of the debts control or engagements of any husband which she may marry and without power of anticipation and That I declare that the receipts of my said daughter shall constitute and be alone good discharges for the said rents and then only for such as shall be actually due and after the decease of my said daughter Emma I devise the said Messuages and premises unto her issue which may be living at her decease and their heirs in equal shares as tenants in common or if there should be but one child to such child his or her heirs and assigns for ever But if my said daughter Emma Alston should die leaving no issue her surviving then I devise the said Messuages and Hereditments above mentioned unto my said son Ezekiel Francis Alston and my said daughter Emily Sarah Ward their heirs and assigns for ever in equal shares Subject nevertheless to the payment of the said sum of twenty pounds annually to my said wife for and during the term of her natural life. And I devise to my said son Ezekiel Francis Alston and the said Thomas Ward their heirs and assigns All those my cottages situate in Sudbury in the County of Suffolk And all other my real estate whatsoever and wheresoever And all and singular my personal estate Upon trust to sell and dispose of such part as shall not consist of money either by public auction or private contract and subject to any special condition or stipulations that may be deemed expedient with full power to buy in and resell the same all rescind or vary any contract relating thereto And the money arising from such sale or sales together with the rents and profits of my real estate until conversion and other my personal estate I direct shall be applied by my said trustees in manner following that is to say Upon Trust to pay my debts funeral and testamentary expenses the legacies hereinbefore bequeathed and the fine and fees payable on the admission of my said son to the copyhold part of my estate at Brightlingsea but should there not be sufficient money for that purpose the deficiency is to be paid in moieties by my said son and the said Thomas Ward And upon trust to pay the residue thereof upon my said three children Ezekiel Francis Alston Emily Sarah Ward and Emma Alston share and share alike I give all real and personal estate vested in me as trustee or mortgagee upon my said trustees upon such trusts and subject to such equities as shall be subsisting therein respectively I declare that the purchaser or purchasers of any part of my real or personal estate and all other persons paying to the trustees or trustee for the time being of this my Will any trust money belonging to my estate and taking their or his receipt for the same shall be discharged from all responsibility in respect of the application thereof I direct that the said trustees or trustee for the time being shall have power at their or his discretion to alter my accounts and wind up my affairs and in so doing to make such arrangement relative to debts or demands due or claimed to be due to or from my estate as they or he shall judge expedient with liberty to accept compositions or securities from and grant indulgences to debtors and wholly to release property mortgaged or pledged on part payment of the money secured and to adjust the claims of creditors on evidence not strictly legal and to pay demands which have become barred by any statutory or other limitation and also to submit questions and accounts to arbitration
I declare that the provision hereby made for my said wife shall be accepted by her in full satisfaction of her claim to Dower and first such use of any real estate of which I have been or now am or shall be seized I declare that if my said trustees or either of them or any person or persons to be affected under this clause shall die or be or become unwell or incompetent to act in the execution of the trusts of my Will it shall be lawful for my said wife during her widowhood and after her death or marriage for the competent trustees or trustee for the time being (if any) whether retiring from the office of trustee or not or (if none) for the executors or administrators of the last surviving trustee to substitute and appoint by any writing under his her or their hand or hands any fit person or persons in whom alone or as the case may be jointly with the surviving or continuing trustee my trust estate shall be vested And the trustee or trustees for the time being of my Will shall be competent to exercise the trusts and powers and discretions given to the trustees herein named and on every such appointment the necessary assurances shall be executed for vesting my estate in the new and old trustees or in the new trustees solely as the case may be And I direct that my trustees may deduct and mutually allow each to the other all his disbursements and expenses incident to the execution of my Will and shall be responsible each for his own acts and defaults only and unresponsible for losses occurring without his wilful neglect or default and shall be indemnified with or out of my trust property against all liabilities consequential on the execution of my Will
Lastly I revoke all former Wills and codicils
In witness whereof I the said William Alston the testator have to this my last Will and Testament contained in five sheets of paper set my hand at the foot or bottom of each sheet thereof the seventh day of April one thousand eight hundred and fifty two
Signed: William Alston
Signed by the said testator William Alston as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us present at the same time who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have here under subscribed our names as witnesses
Charles Edward Blair William Alfred Neeh
Proved on the 15th day of June 1857 before the Rev Mesbach Seaman DD* clerk Surrogate by the oath of Ezekiel Francis Alston the son and Thomas Ward the son-in-law the executors to whom administration was granted they being first sworn duly to administer
Under L500.
Ref: ESS RO D/ABR 36/763
* This man was the next door neighbour of William in the 1851 Census.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 30 Mar 1851, Greenstead Colchester. William is described as head of house married aged 53 land and house proprietor born Sudbury SFK HO107/1781

William married Sarah [5756]. Sarah was born about 1797 in Sudbury SFK.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 30 Mar 1851, Greenstead Colchester. Sarah is recorded as a wife aged 53 born Sudbury SFK HO107/1781

Children from this marriage were:

+ 874 F    i. Emily Sarah ALSTON [6120] was baptised on 8 Jul 1821.

+ 875 M    ii. Ezra (Israel) Francis ALSTON [5757] was born on 15 Nov 1823, was baptised on 13 Jun 1824 in St Peters Sudbury SFK, and died on 18 Jan 1844 at age 20.

+ 876 F    iii. Emma ALSTON [6121] was baptised on 5 Oct 1819 and died on 3 Dec 1864 in Woolwich KEN at age 45.

+ 877 M    iv. Ezekiel Francis ALSTON [5758] was born in Braintree ESS, was baptised on 2 Sep 1827 in St Peters Sudbury SFK, and died on 15 Apr 1864 in Worcester at age 36.

+ 878 F    v. Ellen Elizabeth Kaye ALSTON [6122] was born in Braintree ESS, was baptised on 28 Aug 1831, and died on 5 Sep 1851 in Elmstend at age 20.

747. Maria ALSTON [5653] (Peter578, Thomas396, Peter195, Samuel71, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 18 Apr 1799 in Great Meeting Friar St SFK.

748. Susanna ALSTON [5654] (Peter578, Thomas396, Peter195, Samuel71, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 27 Dec 1801 in Great Meeting Friar St SFK.

Susanna married George STEDLEY [6796] on 19 Jan 1826.

749. George ALSTON [5655] (Peter578, Thomas396, Peter195, Samuel71, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 29 Apr 1804 in Great Meeting Friar St SFK.

750. Stephen ALSTON [5656] (Peter578, Thomas396, Peter195, Samuel71, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 12 Oct 1806 in Sudbury SFK, was baptised on 29 Oct 1806 in Meeting House Sudbury SFK, and died on 28 Dec 1875 in Ipswich at age 69.

General Notes:
A Stephen Alston was found guilty along with 15 others for riot and assault in North St Sudbury in Sept 1824, in an attack on John Gooday. A newly built wall (50yds long & 8 feet high) was demolised by a hundred people, and damage caused to Gooday's property. At the trail it was recorded many women were present at the riot who reproached the men saying "If they had set about it they would have done it in half the time" there were cheers in the Court at this. The defendants were ordered to recompense Gooday.
The Ipswich Journal Saturday, April 9, 1825 issue 4539
There appears to have been other confrontations such as this at this time, when citizens destroyed walls enclosing disputed land. Ref: Ipswich Journal 4 Feb 1826.

Stephen of Sudbury, silk weaver was admitted by birth a Freeman of Sudbury 7 April 1828. He is also described by Roy Alston as a hatter of Clare.

Ipswich Journal 14 April 1832 pg 3 col 3.
Larceny - Hardy & Hart v Regina - Theft of a blue cloth coat from Stephen Alston and his company partner William Alston from out of their shop in Clare, Convicted Hardy to 7 years transportation, Hart to 18mths prison.

Piggot's Directory 1830.
Stephen Alston, Hatter & Slopseller Clare.

Whites Directory of Suffolk 1844.
Steven Alston High St Clare

Suffolk Directory 1865. (No Alstons in Cambridge or Norfolk)
Trade. Stephen Alston 9 Old Butter Market Ipswich.

Records of the Rouse & Steward Families. Ref. HB 54 Ipswich R.O.
Alston and Moir, outfitters - Alston and Moir were established in 1924 and had outlets at 9 Butter Market and 11 Thoroughfare, Ipswich. They ceased trading on 1 Nov 1931 and became Alstons (Ipswich) Ltd until that business too was liquidated in 1946. The records show that Alfred James Aldous, solicitor, was a director of this firm. ref. HB 54/E3

9 Dec 1872. Agreement between Stephen Alston of Ipswich, clothier, and Robert Maplestone Miller of the same, merchant - ref. HB 54/E3/1

Deaths.
Alston - 28 ult., after a long and painful affliction, Mr Stephen Alston, of 9 Butter Market, Ipswich aged 69 years.
Ipswich Journal 1 January 1876.

Alston Stephen. 25 February. The Will of Stephen Alston late of Ipswich in the county of Suffolk Outfitter who died 28 December 1875 at Ipswich was proved at Ipswich by Hepzibah Alston of Ipswich Spinster the Daughter Samuel Collins of Great Bealings in the said County Baptist Minister and William Todd of Claremont Meadowcroft Lower Sydenham in the County of Kent Woollen Warehouseman the Executors.
Effects under L7000.

Research Notes:
Unplaced data 2011.
28 Oct 1891. Agreement between Walter Samuel Cowell of Ipswich, stationer, and Hephzibah Billing of Guildford (Sur), Emmeline Alston (Legacy [8982]?) of Hastings (Sus) and Lewis Moir of Ipswich, clothier.
ref. HB 54/E3/2

6 Nov 1924. Agreement of James Reid Moir and Francis Hugh Ingamells to sell Alston and Moir their business and fittings - ref. HB 54/E3/8

1 Sep 1932. Agreement of Alston and Moir to sell Alstons (Ips) Ltd their book debts, fittings etc - ref. HB 54/E3/11

Loraine Family Archive. Ipswich R.O. Ref HA 61
1753-1913 File box marked: Bramford and Suffolk general letters, etc.
Apr-Sept. 1911. Correspondence between Sir L. Loraine and Messrs. Alston & Moir, Butter Market and Thoroughfare, tailors, of Ipswich re dissatisfaction with groom's breeches.
Fashion booklet of men's clothing by Alston & Moir of Butter Market and Thoroughfare, Ipswich. HA61/436/1087-1093

Other Records

1. Census: England, 7 Jun 1841, Clare SFK. Stephen is described as aged 30 a tailor born SFK

2. Census: England, 30 Mar 1851, Church St Clare SFK. Stephen is described as head of house married aged 44 a master tailor and draper employing ... and 3 women born Sudbury

3. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, Old Butter Market Ipswich. Stephen is described as head of house married aged 54 a wollen draper born Sudbury

4. Census: England, 2 Apr 1871, 9 Buttermarket Ipswich. Stephen is recorded as head of house married aged 64 a merchant outfitter born Sudbury

Stephen married Lydia CLARK [5677] on 13 Jul 1824 in St Peters Sudbury SFK.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 879 M    i. Stephen ALSTON [5676] was baptised on 10 Apr 1825 in St Gregory Sudbury SFK.

+ 880 M    ii. Stephen ALSTON [5678] was baptised on 10 Sep 1826 in St Peters Sudbury SFK.

+ 881 M    iii. Stephen ALSTON [5679] was baptised on 12 Oct 1828 in St Gregory Sudbury SFK.

Stephen next married Sarah MARTIN [5680] on 29 Jun 1830 in Bures SFK. Sarah was born about 1808 in Bures SFK and died on 22 Dec 1871 in Ipswich aged about 63.

General Notes:
Deaths.
Alston - 22nd inst., Sarah, the beloved wife of Mr Stephen Alston, of 9 Butter Market, Ipswich, aged 64.
Ipswich Journal 23 Dec 1871.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 7 Jun 1841, Clare SFK. Sarah is described as aged 30 a wife born SFK

2. Census: England, 30 Mar 1851, Church St Clare SFK. Sarah is described as a wife aged 43 a ladies boot and shoe seller born Bures SFK

3. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, Old Butter Market Ipswich. Sarah is described as a wife aged 53 born Bures SFK

4. Census: England, 2 Apr 1871, 9 Buttermarket Ipswich. Sarah is recorded as a wife aged 63 born Bures

Children from this marriage were:

+ 882 M    i. Harry ALSTON [10004] died on 3 Jul 1853.

+ 883 M    ii. Stephen ALSTON [6689] was born about 1829 in Sudbury SFK.

+ 884 F    iii. Amelia Merrick ALSTON [5681] was baptised on 28 Aug 1831 in Church St Clare SFK and died 3rd Qtr 1875 in Blackburn LAN at age 43.

+ 885 F    iv. Amelia ALSTON [6690] was born about 1833 in Church St Clare SFK.

+ 886 F    v. Hepzibah ALSTON [6692] was born about 1834 in Church St Clare SFK.

+ 887 F    vi. Lavinia ALSTON [6693] was born about 1836 in Church St Clare SFK.

+ 888 F    vii. Emmiline ALSTON [8156] was born about 1840 in Clare SFK.

+ 889 M    viii. Ebenezer ALSTON [8215] was born about 1840 in Suffolk.

+ 890 F    ix. Emily Sarah ALSTON [10008] was born about 1841 and died on 26 Dec 1863 aged about 22.

+ 891 M    x. Ezra ALSTON [6691] was born about 1846 in Church St Clare SFK.

751. Matilda ALSTON [6020] (Peter578, Thomas396, Peter195, Samuel71, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 26 Jun 1809, was baptised on 19 Jul 1809 in St Peters Sudbury SFK, and died on 26 Sept 1830 at age 21.

Matilda married James BACON [6021] on 1 Jun 1830 in St Peters Sudbury SFK.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 892 F    i. Matilda ALSTON [6142] was baptised on 20 Apr 1828 in Sudbury SFK.


752. Sturgeon Drew ALSTON [5683] (Peter578, Thomas396, Peter195, Samuel71, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 3 Sep 1811, was baptised on 25 Sep 1811 in St Peters Sudbury SFK, died on 22 Nov 1842 in Sudbury SFK at age 31, and was buried on 27 Nov 1842 in St Gregory Sudbury SFK.

General Notes:
Sturgeon was a silk weaver of Wigan End Sudbury. He was at School House Lane Sudbury when he voted in the Election of 29 June 1841.

Sturgeon Alston of the Parish of St Peter annexed to this Parish, batchelor, and Anne Murrells of this Parish were married by banns 14 Mar 1831. Wit. John Murrells, Peter Alston. From St Gregory's Parish Registers.

On his son William's marriage entry 1878, he is described as a corn merchant.
Sturgeon was admitted only by birth, a Freeman of Sudbury 22 July 1833.
Sturgeon was aged 31 at his death, Ann Alston is recorded as present.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 7 Jun 1841, St Gregory Sudbury SFK. Sturgeon is described as aged 25 a silkweaver born SFK

Sturgeon married Anne MURRELLS [5684] on 14 Mar 1831 in St Gregory Sudbury SFK. Anne was born circa 1809 in Sudbury SFK.

Research Notes:
An Ann Murrells was bap Denston Suffolk 13 Aug 1809 daughter of John & Mary.
Ref: Non Conformist baptisms The Genealogists.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 7 Jun 1841, St Gregory Sudbury SFK. Ann is described as aged 25 born SFK

2. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, Sudbury SFK. Anne is shown aged 52, head of family, born Sudbury

3. Census: England, 2 Apr 1871, King St St Peter Sudbury. Anne is recorded as mother (of William) a widow aged 59 housekeeper born Sudbury

4. Census: England, 3 Apr 1881, Sudbury St Peter SFK. Ann was living at 32 King St Sudbury aged 69 a widow born Sudbury, also in the house was:
Esther Alston unmarried aged 40 born Sudbury
FHL 1341443 PRO RG11 Pc 1828 Fol 84 Pg 22

Children from this marriage were:

+ 893 F    i. Ellen Selina ALSTON [6022] was born about 1831 in Sudbury SFK and was baptised on 14 Aug 1831 in Sudbury SFK.

+ 894 M    ii. Ambrose ALSTON [6023] was born on 11 Apr 1833 in Sudbury SFK and died on 20 Mar 1902 at age 68.

+ 895 M    iii. William ALSTON [6144] was born in 1834 and was buried on 22 Feb 1835 in St Peters Sudbury SFK.

+ 896 M    iv. William Henry ALSTON [7146] was baptised on 12 Jul 1835 in St Peters Sudbury SFK.

+ 897 F    v. Esther ALSTON [5686] was born about 1837 in Sudbury SFK and was baptised on 25 Jun 1837 in St Peters Sudbury SFK.

+ 898 M    vi. William Alfred ALSTON [6025] was born on 23 Feb 1839 in Long Melford SFK and died on 7 May 1919 in Sudbury SFK at age 80.

+ 899 M    vii. Thomas ALSTON [6024] was born on 17 Aug 1841 in Sudbury SFK and died on 19 Jan 1919 at age 77.


753. James ALSTON of Bocking [88] (Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 20 May 1759, was baptised on 24 May 1759 in Nayland SFK, and was buried on 18 Dec 1806 in Bocking ESS.

General Notes:
It can be reasonably assumed that James was apprenticed to his father as a Law Clerk, the following are 2 entries in the Diary of the Alston Law Practice 1777.
18 Dec 1777
Delivered to Eliz Goodman Widow the Probate of the Will of W Smith her late husband deceased.
Ja Alston.

18 Dec 1777
Delivered John Hewen the afsignmt from Edmd Kitching to John Hewen and Groves Baker of Edmd Kitchings personal estate.
Ja Alston.

24 Dec 1777
Sparrow agst Fiske Served Defs Fiske with notice of decf
Ja Alston.
Document in Pictures file.

James was an Attorney at Law of Bocking Essex. James benefited under his fathers estate being released from a debt of 100pds and interest. He died early and left his two sons imperfectly provided for, and apprenticed them to trades. A large family of their descendants are now thriving at Warnambool Victoria Aust.

George Alston writes to Edward Blair 27 Jan 1807 " About a month since we lost our brother James of Bocking - am sorry to say his . . . . . fnces. . . . . are very indifferent, he has left myself and sisters two boys solely to maintain and put out into the world. Chas the elder now about 15 yrs has had a tolerable education, is only desirious of being placed apprenticed a cabinet maker, he has a great mechanical turn . . . . . I have employed my Brother - in - Law Vanderzee and Mr Bridges to look one a school for him in London, but they have not as yet been able. As you have always been a great friend to our family if it is not to much trouble for you to make some enquires of a steady person who is desirious of taking an apprentice in the Workers Line it will be adding to the many . . . . . we are indebted to you. The youngest about 10 we have sent to the school at Stoke, but we are in hope of getting him into the Blue Coat School".

James Alston Gent of Nayland Attorney of HM Kings Bench 6 June 1780. Ref HA541/1/1/2 Bury St Edmunds PRO.
Suffolk PRO ref 391/86. A James Alston on 27 July 1796 acquired an interest in Edwardstone land called Windmill Green, and other lands beside the land formally belonging to Gregory Alston, and in the tenure of John Alston the Elder or his under-tenants.

James Alston attorney of Bocking Master, Apprentice John Vanderzee, date of Indenture 1 Oct 1785, date of Duty 14 Oct 1785, Term 3.5yrs Fee L28.0.0 Ref:The Genealogist IR 1/32

Cambridge,
Alston Pedigree.
27 Mar. 1898.
Dear Sir,
I send you herewith the pedigree of the descendants of James the eldest son of Samuel Alston of Nayland and Mary his wife and one of James Vanderzee and of Samuel his third son. There was a 4th son William who died in 1839 who was not, so far as I have ever heard, married.
As regards the descendants of Mary who married George Downing I will leave my brother to give you the particulars as I am not sure of the names and dates of birth of all his grandchildren.
I enclose at my brother's request 3 papers of extracts from the registers of Newton in Suffolk, which I made some 50 years ago. They were rather hastily made. I went over to Newton with my sister and we spent the afternoon in making all the extracts we could find relating to Alstons. I could not go again the next day but my sister went and made the 3rd sheet of extracts.
In most cases there was nothing in the registers to identify the people except their names. The exception is in the case of Thomas A. who is described as of Seyme Hall who was no doubt the head of the family in his time.
Faithfully yours,
G. D. LIVEING.
Alstoniana Pg 378. Although it does not say so I take this to be a letter to Lionel Cresswell, researcher and compiler of Alstoniana - E L Fenn 1998

James was aged 44 at his death

Research Notes:
Sherwin against Rowley, Title deeds relating to the estate purchased of Mrs Sparrow situate at Stoke in the county of Suffolk HA 108/2/21
of Ipswich 1783 Fuller and Toosey to James Alston of Nayland in trust for Sarah Sparrow of Edwardstone 1798 Sparrow to the trustees of the will of Sir William Rowley Includes 1682 Probate copy of the will of Samuel Meddow of Stoke by Nayland 1694 Probate
Date range: 1682 - 1798.
Source: Access to Archives (A2A): not kept at The National Archives

James married Ann NEWTON [1006], daughter of S NEWTON OF BOCKING [1007], on 21 Apr 1790 in St Mary Bocking ESS. Ann was born about 1763, died on 16 Nov 1805 aged about 42, and was buried on 16 Nov 1805 in St Mary Bocking ESS.

General Notes:
St Mary Bocking. 21 Apr 1790, By licence, Mr James Alston batchelor m Miss Anne Newton single, both of the Parish of St Mary Bocking. Witnesses: Susan Newton, Mary Alston, Henry? Newton Gt Horkesley? Ref: 131 D/P 268/1/7

Essex Record Office D/DRl F3/16
Dates of Creation 9 December 1800
Title [Probate of will]
Scope and Content Philip Newton, esq., Captain in East Essex Regiment of Militia, proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury (will dated 22 October 1800) Bequeaths L10 to executors of will to bury body; L200 to Revd. Harvey Taylor of Beccles, Suffolk, according to the will of his late wife Lucy Newton; L3 to Ann, wife of William Withers of London, watchmaker; L10 to Mary, wife of Revd. Mr Page of Wrinckfield near Beccles, Suffolk; L50 to child or among children of his late sister Ann Wood; gold watch to nephew William Newton; all military clothes and accoutrements to be sold to pay funeral and other expenses. Residue of estate to be divided between brother Thomas Newton and nephews and nieces, William Newton, Mary Bundock, Susan Paticure, Susan Newton and Ann wife of James Alston Charles Whaley and James Alston appointed executors

Death Ref letter to Blair from George Alston.
Col RO ESS ref D/DOt E3

Burial. 1805 Alston Mrs Ann aged 42 Nov 16. Ref. 42 D/P 268/1/4


Children from this marriage were:

+ 900 M    i. Charles ALSTON [1008] was born on 18 Mar 1792 in Bocking ESS, was baptised on 31 May 1792 in Bocking ESS, and died in 1882 in Chatham, Kent. UK at age 90.

+ 901 M    ii. Henry George ALSTON [267] was born on 6 Jul 1796 in Bocking ESS, was baptised on 31 Oct 1797 in St Mary Bocking ESS, and died Jun Qtr 1868 at age 71.

+ 902 F    iii. Marianne ALSTON [9488] was born on 9 Sep 1793 and was baptised on 18 Oct 1793 in St Mary Bocking ESS.


754. Mary ALSTON [91] (Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 6 Jun 1761, was baptised on 22 Jun 1761 in Nayland SFK, and died on 5 Mar 1842 at age 80.

General Notes:
Baptism entry in Parish records illegible. Mary's birth day was 9am on the day of the Transit of Venus.

Their marriage was by licence, and reported in the Ipswich Review, 28 Jan 1795.

Ovington
July 20th
My dear Brother we returned Last evening Mr (Rev) Downing bore his journey much better than we expected having been confined to the House all the time we were at Ely and we do not perceive he has taken cold he still has a little of the Gout in one foott - in about a fortnight's time when it is more most convenient Mama and little Girl will be very happy to accept of your kind invitation and I shall be greatly obliged to you if you will have the goodness to allow Sally Leggitt to be at your House with us if you can make it convenient - at the same time I should be sorry if you do not approve of it for I would not do it upon my own account if you do not like of it as we have been absent so long from home I want her to repair our linen - perhaps Mr Blair has not left you as I had rather come to see you when alone - I conclude my sisters are returned from Bocking I have not heard from Leicester a very long time Mrs Knottesford mentioned in a letter they were going to dine with you - they appeared pleased with your kind invitation - Catherine sends her Duty and love to her uncle and kind love to her cousin George she longs to see him begs to know if he has a little Garden and a Bench and wishes to know if he received the little Books she sent him Mifs Bridges Mifs Newman and Mifs Hutchinson have been at bognor (?) . . . . . rocks - they are now in London returns to Hedingham the 24th of this month Mr and Mifs Downing desire to be kindly Remembered to you & your little boy - mine and Catherine's kind love to all her aunties is accept my sincere Love and good wishes dear Brother from your affectionate Sister
M Downing
Copy of a letter the original in the possession of Julia Redman 1999. No year date but between 1800 and 1809. Small notes by George Alston? "20 July Downing" and Alston Fenn "Mary Downing to her brother George Alston (A2)"



Mary married George DOWNING [96], son of Rev George DOWNING [508] and Catherine CHAMBERS [509], on 27 Jan 1795 in Nayland SFK. George was born on 25 Dec 1762 in London, was baptised on 2 Feb 1763 in St Andrew Holborn London, died on 9 Oct 1800 at age 37, and was buried in St Paul Covent Garden.

General Notes:
George Downing of Lincoln's Inn was a barrister, called to the Bar 10 Oct 1794. Portrait and memoir in European Magazine Vol 39 pg 83 Feb 1801 Portrait in Gents Magazine and Freemasons Pocket Book. Provincial Grand Master for Essex (Freemasons). Senior Lieutenant Light Horse Volunteers.
There is a monument to him in St. Paul's, Covent Garden.

George Downing was born on 25 December 1762 in London, the son of Reverend George Downing, Rector of Ovington, Essex. He attended Doctor Parr's School at Stanmore, Middlesex and after finishing his education, he was articled to Mr. Alston, a solicitor at Nayland, Essex. He was called to the Bar at Lincoln's Inn, London in 1794. He became a Senior Lieutenant in the London Light Horse Volunteers. As a pastime he wrote Greek verse, some of which were published anonymously.

12 July 1786
I delivered to Mrs Hart of Boxford a mortgage bearing date the 29th day of May 1781 and made between Mrs Hart of the 1st part Sam Ware & E Gray of the 2nd part and Jne Hart decd of the 3rd part also bond bearing date 31 May 1781 from Mrs Ware to Mr Hart deceased also Indre of lease and release bearing date 11th and 12th instant the release being made between E Gray of the 1st part and Mrs Hart of the 2nd part an M Ware of the 3rd and E Taylor of the 4th also lease for year bearing date 11th inst from Miss Taylor to Mrs Hart and a bond from Mrs Hart to Miss Taylor for payment of 200 to Mrs Harts two daughters pursuant to Mr Wares Will.
George Downing Jr
From an entry in the Diary of the Alston Law practice Nayland, document in Pictures file.

He was initiated in Somerset House Lodge, No. 2, London (now Royal Somerset House and Inverness Lodge, No. 4), in 1793. In 1799 he was appointed a Grand Steward and served as President of the Board of Grand Stewards. The same year he joined Grand Stewards' Lodge, [SN. 162]. In 1796 he was appointed Provincial Grand Master of Essex, serving in this role until his death. In Royal Arch he was exalted in Chapter of St. James, No. 2, London and served as First Principal from 1796 to 1800. He was a Founder and First Principal of Hermes Chapter, No. 115 (of the Grand and Royal Chapter), Grays, Essex. However, this chapter did not survive and its Charter was returned. He died on 9 October 1800.
Library and Museum of Freemasonry - <http://62.244.182.218:7778/WebOPAC/TitleView/bibinfo.asp?RwSearchCode=0&BibCodes=18359481>

The Times, around the turn of the century, reports George as a distinguished Mason, involved in various Masonic charities - see picture images

In June 1793, . . . . . George Downing was invested at The Black Boy. Here at 9:00 am. 100 brethren assembled, where a public breakfast was provided. At 10.00 am. the Lodge was opened in the presence of 160 brethren (the lodges of Essex having petitioned H.H.H. the Prince of Wales to appoint George Downing of Lincoln's Inn and Ovington) and afterwards 180 brethren proceeded to church and a collection of L12 was made; the day ended with a dinner in the Shire Hall.
Ref: http://www.southchurch.mesh4us.org.uk/pdf/dunkerley.pdf

Times 22 Dec 1797
FREE MASONRY.
This day was publifhed, elegantly printed on a fine wove writing paper, hot preffed, embellifhed with a portrait of George Downing, Esq. Provincial Grand Mafter for the County of Effex, engraved by Ridley, from a miniature by Spicer, price 2s bound in red, or 2s 6d with a tuck, pockets, &c. complete.

Mr Alston
Nayland
Suffolk
Dr Geo
I return you the warrant of Attorney signed; we go very well on the whole, both mother and child being in good health - Mary came down into the drawing room yesterday - Everyone here assures your mother that you are on the point of marriage, and she requests me to ask you whether it is so, and if so whether you wish to have the house at Nayland, as she has no objection to quit it. She and all of us unite in kind love and believe me Dr George
your faithful friend and brother
George Downing
Lincoln's Inn
23 April 1798
P. S. you do quite right with respect to James, and your mother is much obliged to you for your caution
Copy of a letter, the original being in the position of Julia Redman 1999, postmarked 98 with a note by Alston Fenn "George Downing to George Alston refers to the birth of his daughter Catherine Mary Brackett (A9) also to their rumours of of George Alston's impending marriage to Mary Creek (A2)" also note by George Alston? "23 April Downing". on file 2007.
Written untidily with corrections on the back of the letter appears the following:
Sir By desire of Mr Jones I called upon you yesterday to settle the two-year . . . . . Lady Day cash which he expects you to pay to me immediately.
To Mr Lean

Sir Mr Dawson has fixed Monday next five o'clock in the afternoon to be at Hadleigh for . . . . . admit to the copyhold field of Rigatts Hall Manor
Nayland 25 April 98
Mr . . . . .
These appear to be drafts of letters emanating from George Alston's law office.

Essex Record Office D/DE/T115/3
MISCELLANEOUS DOCUMENTS AND PAPERS COLLECTED BY ESSEX ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY
Dates of Creation 1792
Scope and Content Abstract of title of the Trustees under the Will of William Prior Johnson, esq., decd., to Leigh Heath and Leigh Park farms, reciting 30 deeds, 1658-1791 The asbstract includes summaries of D/DK T211 (1717) and D/DE T115/2, with the opinion of George Downing, Lincoln's Inn, 10 Aug. 1792
Acquisition Date From 1658
Acquisition Date To 1792

Essex Record Office D/DQ 84/41
MANORIAL DOCUMENTS AND OTHER RECORDS OF BELCHAMP WALTER, FOXEARTH AND PENTLOW
Level: Series Deeds of Manor of Foxearth
Dates of Creation 30 September 1783
Scope and Content:
Attested copy of Mortgage (Demise for 500 years), 29 Sept. 1783, to secure an annuity for life of L200 Sadler Whitmore of Wiston [Wissington] (co.Suff.), gent. to John Hadley of West Bergholt, esq. Manor of Foxearth alias Foxyeard Hall and appurtenances; messuage called Foxearth Hall with lands, meadows, pastures, . . . . . in occupation of Richard Aldham Recites: D/DQ 84/39,40 Witnesses: Samuel Alston, Geo. Downing, jun.

Essex Record Office D/DNe T39/32
NEAVE FAMILY OF ROMFORD AND PRITTLEWELL
Dates of Creation 16,26 October 1799
Scope and Content:
Opinions of Counsel (Lancelot Shadwell of Lincolns Inn and Geo. Downing) whether Sir Richard Neave may pay Mr [Tho.] Charles L415 in part discharge of his Judgment debt . . . . .

European Magazine February 1801 gives notice of George Downing's death 9 October 1800.

Feb 1801 European Magazine gives an account of George Downing including an image. See pictures.
Ref: Liveing Archive folder Downing George

Gentleman's Magazine July-Dec 1800 gives an account of George Downing's funeral with military honours as senior Lieutenant of the Light Horse Volunteers. Noting he was buried at St Paul's Covent Garden and that Spencer Percival led his horse in the funeral procession. (Spencer Percival was chancellor of the exchequer in 1807 and later Prime Minister he was assassinated in the House of Commons 11 May 1812)
Ref: Red Book.

The following is an ode to George written by an Alston (possibly by George or Samuel his Brothers in Law)?.

To the Memory of George Downing Esq:
We who departed excellence revere
Approach with silent step this hallowed bier
That bears to mingle with its native dust
A man supremely kind and truly just
Whose powers convivial made e'en sorrow gay
And gave to mirth a more enlivning ray
Such Downing was, Oh, much lamented shade
Accept our homage to thy memory paid
Yet what avail to thee the pomp of state
Or all the honours of the good or great
No wealth no grandeur can thy life restore
No titles charm thy clay cold bosom more
Still shall affection oft with downcast eye
Be'dew the spot where thy bless'd relics lie
Remembrance dwell on scenes of past delight
And mourn thy talents set in endless night
Friendships with generous sympathy combine
And deck with fadeless flowers thy sacred shrine.
Morning Herald X X
the 23 Oct 1800

A letter to George Alston by a friend and business associate in London Edward Blair dated 24 Nov 1800 refers to George Downing's death as "I was much shocked to hear by a brother soldier of his, the death of poor Mr Downing: that he died like a soldier thro excessive fatigue in the cause he had undertaken. Whether that cause be a good one or a bad one, is another question and will bear debate. I Have not yet called to pay my respects to your sister as I conceived that visits on such an occasion would be rather a troublesome intrusion, than a complement worth the accepting. I hope his time was not to much curtailed , to leave a suitable provision for his family. His business I am told was very considerable, but his expenses were also large. His private character and reputation highly respectable. His funeral according to the papers, a la militaire. It is thus the King rewards his martyrs, at a cheap rate to himself: with honours, and titles, and military trophys; or, in extraordinary cases, with pensions and preferments - which the country pays for.
With complements to all your family,
I am,
Yours etc.,
E Blair.

George Downing's Funeral
from "An Historical Record of the Light Horse Volunteers of London & Westminster" Published by Wright Co. Pall Mall
Through the duty in September just described the regiment sustained a severe lofs in the death of Lieutenant Downing, a very zealous officer whose services were most valuable in the field & in the committee.
His constitution naturally delicate was not improved by the sedentary habits of a barrister rising to the first rank of the profession; the fatigue, together with exposure to the inclement weather during these nights of duty, produced a violent inflammatory cold which in have few days terminated fatally. It was so strongly felt throughout the regiment, that he is valuable life had been decidedly lost on service, that an urgent application was made to his family that his comrades might be allowed the melancholy satisfaction of honouring his remains with a military funeral. The family who naturally courted privacy in their affliction, having reluctantly acceded to the application, the regiment was afsembled in parade order on the 16th day of October & having received the body of their late comrade at his house in Hatton Garden, attended it to the place of internment, the vaults under St Paul's Covent Garden - The charger of the deceased, was led by the Honourable Spencer Percival, one of the earliest and most intimate friends of its late master. Three volleys were fire over the mouth of the fault by a division of the Dismounted, & the Regiment separated, with sincere regret for the lofs of a highly valued officer & an exemplary & accomplished member of Society.

Liveing Archive: Image Letter 21b
17 Oct 1800
Copy letter from th Executors of G. D. Snr to Col Herries"
Dear Sir,
In the names of the afflicted family of our much lamented friend Lieutenant Downing, and of ourselves as his Executors, we beg leave to return you, and trust you will have the goodnefs to communicate to the Corps at large, our sincere thanks for the very distinguish'd mark of Honour & Respect testified by their attendance on the melancholy occasion of yesterday.
The striking Propriety & Solemnity with which the whole was conducted, & for which we are so entirely indebted to your exertions could not fail of being highly gratifying & consolatory to ourselves and his numerous Friends, at the same time that it was so honourable to the Feelings of the Gentlemen under your command
We are Dear Sir etc etc
Hatton G 17 Oct 1800
To Col Herries etc etc etc

Oval aquatint miniature by Spicer in possession of E L Fenn Auckland NZ 1998.
An Engraving of George Downing in contemporary dress, was done by William Ridley from an origional enamelled minature, in the possession of Mrs Downing, by Henry Spicer Esq. and printed by Vernor and Hood, 32 Poultry, London on 20 October 1797. Dimensions: Print: 53 mm x 67 mm
It was published February 1801 in The European Magazine, whose editor James Asperne was an ardent Freemason. Reproductions of the image of Downing were offered, Asperne described him as "a Man who was fo UNIVERSALLY BELOVED".

Research Notes:

Other Records

1. European Magazine: Masonic Lodge Obituary & Reflection on life of Geo Downing, Feb 1801, London.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 903 F    i. Catherine Mary DOWNING [97] was born on 8 Apr 1798 in Hatton Garden London, was baptised on 12 May 1798 in St Andews Holborn, died on 31 Oct 1872 in Cambridge CAM. at age 74, and was buried in 1872 in Nayland Churchyard SFK.

755. Charlotte ALSTON [95] (Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 23 May 1762, was baptised on 20 Jul 1762 in Nayland SFK, died in 1797 at age 35, and was buried on 10 Apr 1797 in Nayland SFK. The cause of her death was was a "decline".

General Notes:
Charlotte died intestate and a Spinster, she was aged 31

Administration was granted to Mary Alston widow of Samuel Alston, Attorney at Law, natural and lawful Mother of the said Deceased 24th September 1798.



756. George ALSTON [61] (Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 11 Sep 1763, was baptised on 8 Oct 1763 in Nayland SFK, died on 4 Feb 1831 in Nayland SFK at age 67, and was buried on 5 Feb 1831 in Nayland SFK.

General Notes:
George was an Attorney at Law. Resided at "Grooms" Nayland 1800/31.

Miniature and silhouette in possession of E L Fenn Auckland NZ 1998.

George Alston Gent of Nayland, granted commission to take affidavits, 29 Dec 1785. Ref HA541/1/2

1786 Nov 1 - George as Deputy Steward of the Manor of Nayland for the first time presided over the Court Baron.
Ref: Dr Edward L Fenns book of notes pg 31

George paid Quit Rent to the Manor of Nayland in 1797, 1818, & 1827 as:
For the freehold Mansion called Groom 6d, 4 pieces of ground laid into the Wall Garden 4d, 4d, 4d, & 9d, Garden behind Mansion 1/-, Ground called Chamberlains pt of Mansion 4d, Ground laid into yard opposite church 4d, total 3/11d
Copyhold ground called Themballs and other land 4/4d
George also owned Hawks in Lt Horkesley.

1798 George was listed as an Out Sitter and paid 2/- Land Tax in Wissington by Nayland.

George acted as Attorney for an Edward Blair of 45 Marlborough St and 49 Upper Berkley St London, owner of substantial estates in Lt Horkesley (Lord of that Manor?) and elsewhere, many letters between them some of a personal nature exists in the possession of Julia Redman and the Colchester RO ref D/DOt/E3

Edward Blair was also George Alston's friend, business associate and agent in London.

George writes many invitations in warm terms to Blair to visit them at Nayland.
Nayland 8 May 1798.
. . . . . The season is now come for felling timber, we expect the pleasure of seeing you here. . . . .
I Remain Dear Sir
Your Faithful and Very Obedient Servant
George Alston.

A number of letters exist written by Blair to George, interesting in their form and detail of life at that time:
London
January 20, 1804.
Dear Sir,
. . . . . Your wig is in hand, and is expected daily but as you propose to be in town so soon, perhaps you would like to see it before it is sent. The maker says that straight here is the present fashion, but I have ordered this to be like the former.
Having observed your fondness for pork, I had thoughts of sending you a collar of brawn, but shall defer it till I see you, as the taste is peculiar. It is to me insipid food, though recommended by the name of fashion.
Perhaps I may trouble you upon your return with some books for your neighbours. You are not yourself a bookish man, which is the reason I have not hitherto troubled you by sending any.
Yours etc etc
E Blair.

London,
August 8, 1805,
Dear Sir,
I take the opportunity of Mr Whitmore's return to Neyland (sic) to send you for your sisters use, another number of Thompsons Scotch Songs. . . . . I send also a piece of Harpsichord wire (No.5) obtained from Broadwood's, which I hope will stand the necessary tension. No more sonatas are published than they have already, that is 6 by Pleyel and 6 by Kozeluck, having experienced that his chief profit arises from the songs. I have added also the frontispieces to the two first volumes, which were not published at the time with the music.
Yours in haste,
E Blair.

Essex Record Office D/DOt E3 1 bdl.
RECORDS OF LITTLE HORKESLEY
Dates of Creation 1786-1828
Correspondence and accounts of George Alston of Nayland, Suffolk, attorney-at-law, to Edward Blair, esq., residing in London, relating to the management and legal affairs of the Little Horkesley Estate. Matters include rents and repairs, cultivation of leased farms, tithes, parish rates and the curacy of Little Horkesley; also (1804) to dispute between Edward Blair and William Cole [of Colchester] over payment for making a survey of the parish

George also acted as Agent for Blair inspecting, and arranging repairs to be done on his properties, collecting rents and tythes, and negotiating with Blair's tenants.

London,
October 13, 1805.
Dear Sir,
In reply to your letter of the 28th ult. I have no objection to the lath and plaster in the manner you mentioned . . . . . But whatever way is adopted must be undertaken immediately, or else deferred till the next spring lest the frost set in before it be dry, which will infallibly cause it to scale, and fall off. . . . .
I learn from my brother, who has been lately down there, that W Sadler has spread a false report of me as having broken my word with him; for that I had promised neither to turn him out of his farm, nor raise his rent. I never dreamt of any such engagement; nor could he have any pretence to claim it. But had I even promised, I have kept my word; as he himself has refused to stay. He told me in person that I had used him generously, as well as my father and mother before me, in suffering him to continue upon the old terms for 40 years. Let him take care lest his short road to heaven, by the way of faith without works, should prove too long for him ever to reach it. All liars, we are told, are excluded. Had he been assured of my promise he would not have failed to have claimed it. . . . .
I should have answered your letter sooner, but that I waited for the return of Mr Parish, by whom I sent you the last number of Scotch songs with a line of explanation. He told me yesterday that he delivered the parcel to Mr Harrold, who would hardly omit to forward your part of it, so that it appears a mere omission on your part to notice it in your letter. . . . .
Yours etc etc.
E Blair

London
December 24, 1805.
Dear Sir,
I thank you for your communication of yesterday, respecting the sale of Burrell's farm. But besides that I have not at present the command of so much money, the situation is not particularly eligible for me; and it is greatly encumbered with old wooden buildings, of which I have already a super abundance.
Mr Gosling is welcome to some pollard's for fencing; only let him begin with the oldest and worst. Indeed his own interest should direct him to this, as his farm is crowded with a superfluity of them. I observed several which were cut down by his predecessor, and were left to rot in the neighbouring ditches.
Mr Wiggins says that two loads of manure returned to the farm, is an equivalent for one of hay or straw carried off; but care should be taken that it is really returned.
. . . . . Mr John Barnard, executor to the late Dr Gibbons, called on me lately, to return me the copy of my sister's marriage contract. I see by it that her husband has no control over her fortune. She and her trustees have the absolute disposal of it, in all respects the same as if still unmarried; her discharge being good to all intents and purposes. A power is also reserved to apportion her children, according to her own and their discretion. . . . .
I am sorry for your brother Jame's loss, as I fear his children also will be sufferers by the loss of their mother. His own health is not good and they are still but young. (Within a year the children were orphaned)
The compliments of the season attend you all. What a horrible scene of slaughter is now carrying on in Germany. Surely the madness of Kings shall be richly rewarded!
Yours,
E Blair.

Blair writes somewhat cynically on George taking a second wife.
London
May 29th 1806
Dear Sir,
I have been long ago instructed, that the marriage of a wife has sometimes hindered engagements of a much more serious nature, than that for which you apologise in your note of this morning: even the keeping of the marriage supper of the Prince of Peace. I do not however consign you to "outer darkness" for the deed but merely "inner darkness" of a private chamber; till you shall have fully expiated your offence, by incurring all the pains and penalties of matrimony. In a word, I wish you all the comforts the state is capable of, which however are in my estimation so small, that they are in no respect a balance for the certainty of their opposites. In truth though I had formed no conception of the party, I had an obscure expectation of some such new arrangement, from a certain derangement I observed at Horkesley; and it must be confessed that of two unavoidable wills, you have chosen the least. I presume from the name your lady is one of the two sisters I saw at Stoke last year. I wish her all prosperity. Let me know whether I shall send her a piece of plate, or other furniture, of the value of 20 guineas as a token of my sincerity. I take the liberty of referring it to her own choice, because I reckon that a thing of use is at all times preferable to a toy, and I should be sorry to blunder upon a useless complement.
With my best wishes to you both,
I remain,
Yours etc etc.
E Blair.

London
December 3, 1811
Dear Sir,
. . . . . You will receive by the conveyance of the wagon, a couple of carpets for your two parlours, as new and as ugly as fashion can desire. I hunted in vain for a neat octagonal pattern for the front room, on account of the angular fireplace. But no such patterns have been manufactured for these last seven years; and though they offered to make one on purpose, they could not disgrace their name by keeping them on hand. But the single recommendation of fashion will, in the eyes of certain of your family at least, sufficiently overbalance other objections.
The watch is repaired but not yet regulated. Certain parts which Georgehad been broken, will now be replaced by new ones, and it will be forwarded in a week or two.
You have addressed your last letter to "No.45" which was the number of my former lodging. But my present is No.49 but I am strongly tempted to shift again, on account of the disgust of living among rogues. My drawers having been robbed the other day of a considerable quantity of linen viz: 3 shirts, 6 cravats, 7 handkerchiefs, 4 pair of cotton stockings, and 3 pair of white silk. My landlady's suspects a certain fat old woman whom she received for a few nights, and whose time of departure corresponded with the loss. Yet she refused to take any legal steps to identify the thief, lest she should bring a bad report upon her own house; choosing rather, woman like, to be herself suspected, than by proving it on the guilty, to clear her own character. Ann will say, what motive can induce her to such perverse conduct? The hope only of obtaining 3 1/2 guineas per week off a stranger. For though such an expectation never be realised, yet the conviction will operate as strongly as the truth. But even thus the contrivance is at best unnecessary, as she might at any time get quit of me, according to agreement. But you know women never go directly to their object; they love a little plot to bring about the end.
With my best respects to your ladies,
yours etc etc
E Blair

London
August 25, 1812.
Dear Sir,
When my tenant Creek came last to town to petition for the renewal of his lease, he told me your lady has a vessel on the stocks, but was unable to determine what time it would be launched. I was unwilling therefore to visit you at a venture, lest I should arrive at the unseasonable time of the groaning; which though you have not mentioned it, I presume must now be over . . . . .
I propose however seeing you in the course of next week, when I hope to find you all in perfect health. And remain in the meantime, with my best respects to your lady etc etc.
Yours etc etc
E Blair

London
March 31, 1813.
Dear Sir,
I have been this day informed by Mr Ball that he has yesterday dispatched the piano-forte to be delivered to you by one of the common stage wagons, on its way to Hadleigh. You will pleased to return the packing case by the same conveyance, and acquaint me with the day of its arrival in town, that Mr Ball may fetch it from the in in his own caravan, which will save him a few shillings for porterage. Address it to "Mr Ball, pianoforte maker, Duke Street, Grosvenor Square, London."
You should have received it before but that I have waited till now, for the opportunity of replacing it by the sofa, which had been removed to the apartment of my fellow lodger; and who has but lately recovered from a tedious and severe sickness, notwithstanding the daily attendance of five medical gentleman. Having at length adjourned to his country house I regained the sofa just in the nick of time, for he relapsed and returned again within a week.
A little further delay was occasioned by having the hammers new leathered, for the improvement of the tone; and replacing one of the pedals, which was broken off. After all, it will prove a useless piece of furniture to you both, who are not musical; but it was your ladies own choice: and utility is seldom consulted when the love of fashion predominates. . . . .
I am yours etc
E Blair.

Nayland 5 April 1813
George reply's to Blair that he had received the piano consigned by him, arriving by wagon "to the great joy of my wife" Also mentions his wife is poorly and they are going to the sea at Aldeburgh.

Aldeburgh 31 May 1813.
George writes to Blair that he, his wife and children "are much gratified with the change of the scene" at Aldeburgh.

George writes to Blair 3 Feb 1818 "I have been confined to my bed five days, I am now only able to sit on a sofa in consequence of an operation for the removal of a tumour on my leg which as you may remember was the cause of my lameness. Without society and possessing but few books times passes very slowly with me. I therefore beg the favour any morning you can share time, that you would have the goodness to call"
George was writing from 2 Greville St, Hatton Garden London.
Ref: Colchester RO ESS ref D/DOt E3

Written untidily with corrections, on the back of a letter written to George by George Downing 23 Apr 1798 was the following:
Sir By desire of Mr Jones I called upon you yesterday to settle the two-year . . . . . Lady Day cash which he expects you to pay to me immediately.
To Mr Lean

Sir Mr Dawson has fixed Monday next five o'clock in the afternoon to be at Hadleigh for . . . . . admit to the copyhold field of Rigatts Hall Manor
Nayland 25 April 98
Mr . . . . .
These appear to be drafts of letters emanating from George Alston's law office.
Ref George Downing [96]

George was the Steward for a number of Manors.
Essex Record Office D/DQ 84/108
MANORIAL DOCUMENTS AND OTHER RECORDS OF BELCHAMP WALTER, FOXEARTH AND PENTLOW
Level: Series Deeds of Manors of Liston Overhall, Liston Netherhall and Liston Weston
Dates of Creation 3 June 1788
Scope and Content Admission of William Henry Campbell, esq., eldest son and heir of Wm. Campbell, esq., decd. Piece of arable land etc etc . . . . . all copyhold of the manor of Foxearth Court of Sadler Whitmore, esq. Steward: George Alston gent., deputy for Samuel Alston gent.

Essex Record Office D/DU 381/35
DEEDS AND MAPS OF ELMSTEAD AND FRATING; COTTON FAMILY OF WOODFORD; DEEDS OF LOUGHTON AND ROMFORD
Dates of Creation 22 Oct.1792
Scope and Content Admission of John Grimsey on surrender Robert Chaplin and Nathaniel Holmes, excecturors of Thomas Fenning [as in D/DU 381/33] Property as in D/DU 381/32 and a grovett part of Hulls with a way leading to Bromley Heath, all copyhold of manor of wix hall or Abbey Court of Rev.Erasmus Warren Deputy Steward: George Alston, gent.

Essex Record Office D/DC/41/68
MISCELLANEOUS ESSEX DOCUMENTS
Series Manor of Dale Hall in Lawford
Dates of Creation 7 May 1801
Scope and Content Admission of James Dear on d. of brother John Land (10 a.) in West Bergholt, copyhold of manor of Nether Hall alias Cooks Hall in west Bergholt Court of Thomas Brand, esq. Steward: George Alston, gent.

Essex Record Office D/DU 293/324
DEEDS MAINLY RELATING TO GREAT DUNMOW
Dates of Creation 31 March 1803
Scope and Content . . . . . Court of John and Rich.Marriott, esqs. Steward: James Alston, gent.

Essex Record Office D/DQ 84/44
MANORIAL DOCUMENTS AND OTHER RECORDS OF BELCHAMP WALTER, FOXEARTH AND PENTLOW
Dates of Creation 10 May 1803
Scope and Content Letter of George Alston to unidentified correspondent, forwarding 'Mr Jay's Title completed by Mr. Harrington his atty.' and promising to send 'Mr Bullock's Title' when received from the latter's attorney, Mr. Frost.

Essex Record Office D/DU 133/87
DEEDS AND RECORDS OF LANGHAM AREA.
Dates of Creation 24 April 1809
Scope and Content Copy of the surrender of John Moore of Langham, yeoman, to the use of George Alston of Nayland (co. Suff.), gentleman (exor. of John Norman of Nayland, farmer, decd.), conditional on the repayment of L40. Property, as in 133/80 9except 21/2a. land, already surrendered) Recites: 133/85

Essex Record Office D/DU 133/183
DEEDS AND RECORDS OF LANGHAM AREA.
Dates of Creation 20 May 1813
Scope and Content Admission of James Blyth, jun., on the surrender, as in 133/181 Property as in 133/181 Lord:Anne Hinde, widow Steward: George Alston,gent.

Repository: Essex Record Office D/DC/36/20
MISCELLANEOUS ESSEX DOCUMENTS
Series Manor of Dale Hall in Lawford
Dates of Creation 21 August 1816
Scope and Content Conveyance . . . . . (iii) John Ambrose of LondonManningtree, gentleman (trustee of a term of 1000 years assigned in this Conveyance); (iv) . . . . . (iv) John Mathew Greenwood of Lincolns Inn (co. Middx.), esq., and George Alston of Nayland (co. Suff), gentleman (exors. of Samuel Alston, decd.); (v) John Ambrose (trustee of George Bridges);. . . . .

Manor of Nayland with Downings - Rentals 1818.
Alston George
Mansion called the Groom 6d.
For a piece of ground laid into the Wall Garden 4d.
For the garden behind the mansion 1s 0d.
For a piece of ground called Chamberlains Pt of mansion 4d.
For a piece of ground also laid into Wall Garden 9d.
For a piece of ground formd Doomsdales laid into Wall Garden 4d.
For a piece of ground laid into yard opposite church 4d.
For a piece of ground called Harlins Yard laid into Wall Garden 4d.
Ref: Bury R.O. HA541/2/1/13 v 3s 11d.

Essex Record Office D/DU 177/71
DEEDS OF ALTHORNE, MAYLAND AND LATCHINGDON-CUM-SNOREHAM
Dates of Creation 19 March 1823
Scope and Content Copy of Assinment of Mortgage, 13 March 1818, for L1,000 (i)John Griggs of Messing, esq.; (ii) Benjamin Cook; (iii) George Alston of Nayland (co. Suff.), gent. Property as in 177/62 Recites: 177/66; 177/69

Essex Record Office D/DU 177/93
DEEDS OF ALTHORNE, MAYLAND AND LATCHINGDON-CUM-SNOREHAM
Series Deeds of Chamberlands lands in Althome and Mayland
Dates of Creation 31 March 1823
Scope and Content Assignment of Mortgage for remainder of term of 1,000 years (i) George Alston of Nayland (co. Suff.), gent.; (ii) Lucy Boys Revett; (iii) John Harriss and John Population; (iv) William Wright of Maldon, gent. Poperty as in 177/88-90 In trust for securing the L500 and to attend the inheritance Recites: 177/69; 177/71; 177/88-91

Essex Record Office D/DXkLondon/30
Manor of Wix & Mistley.
Series D/DXk 28-40 Deeds of Westlands Farm, Wix
Dates of Creation 29 April 1823.
Scope and Content Manor of Wkkds Hall or Abby. Memorandum of Conditional Surrender for L130; of John Ham of Wix, yeoman, (by the hands of George Alston gent., steward), to use of Nathl. Cutting of wix, farmer. The lands & tenements called Westlands (16 a.)
Placement uncertain ELF 2004

Essex Record Office D/DU 133/91
DEEDS AND RECORDS OF LANGHAM AREA.
Dates of Creation 8 October 1829
Scope and Content Copy of a Warrant of Satisfaction of George Alston, as in 133/87, addressed to the Steward of the manor of Langham, that he has received the principal and interest moneys due to him by virtue of three conditional surrenders made by John Moore, as in 133/87, of property, as in 133/87


Ipswich Journal 5 Feb 1831
"Yesternight died at his residence at Nayland in the 68th year of his age , George Alston Esq".

Bury & Norwich Post - Death Notices:
On Friday evening . . . . . Same day whilst sitting in his chair, George Alston of Nayland, solicitor.
Ref 2/2/1831/2/2 Bury RO

The Nayland Parish Register puts George's age at 69.

WILL of GEORGE ALSTON of NAYLAND
Dated 7th February 1818.
I George Alston of Nayland in Suffolk hereby revoking all former Wills whatsoever by me at any time therefore made DO make this my last Will in manner following - And do appoint my loving wife Anne and my brother Samuel Alston executrix and executor thereof.
I direct all my just debts to be duly paid.
NEXT I give devise and bequeath all my real and personal estate unto and to the use of my said wife Anne her heirs executors and administrators chargeable with the payment of five hundred pounds apiece to my six children George, Samuel, Edward, Charles, Margaretta and Maria to be paid to them respectively at their several and respective attainment of the age of twenty one years with lawful interest for the same in the meantime towards bringing them up and such part of the principal as may be necessary for their advancement in the world AND in case of the death of any of them under age and without lawful issue I give the legacy of him or her so dying unto the survivor to be equally divided between them ALSO chargeable with the payment of one annuity or clear yearly sum of thirty pounds so my unfortunate brother William Alston during his life by half yearly payments the first payment to be made at the end of six calendar months next after my decease
My desire is to be buried in the Church Yard of the Parish Church of Little Horksley in Essex.
In witness whereof I the said GEORGE ALSTON the testat my hand and seal this seventh day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighteen.
Geo. Alston (LS).
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 at his request and in the presence of each other have hereto inscribed our names as witnesses - J.G. Sargeant, Jn Perry, Charles Edward Perry.

I George Alston do hereby add this as a CODICIL to my Will hereunto annexed and desire that the same may be taken as part thereof. Whereas since the execution of any Will I have purchased a further part or share of a freehold estate at Lawford in Essex subject to a life interest therein Now I hereby give and devise all my fourth part of and in the said estate at Lawford an all other real estate which I have purchased since the execution of my Will unto my loving wife Anne her heirs and assigns for ever. AND whereas there is now . . . . . in my name in the three percent Consol Annuities L221.18.3 Stock transferred to one at the rate of 9% (sic) for L100 by the Rev. John Staples Hand for the amount of my son Samuels legacy of L100 and daughter Margaret's legacy of L100 left them by their Aunt Miss P Vanderzee Also the fourth part of the residue of her effects given by her to my daughter Maria of whose Will the said John Staples Hand is sole exectuor. Now my Will and devise is that on my son Samuel's attainment of the age of twentyone years there be paid or transferred to him one half part of the said sum of L221.18.3. stock also and accumilated interest whereon and likewise on the interest thereof after the sale of three pounds per centum per annum. And that on my daughter Margaret's attainment of the age of twentyone years or be married which shall first happen the remaining half part of the said L221.18.3. stock be paid or transferred to her together with the like accumulated interest thereon And that on my daughter Maria's attainments of the age of twentyone years or be married which shall first happen there be paid or transferred to her the said L714.7.7. stock tegether with the like accumulated interest thereon the said sum of L221.18.3. and L714.7.7. stock to be paid at the price the three percent consol (sic) shall be at the expectations mentioned for payment thereof.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty ninth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty five.
Geo. Alston.
Signed sealed published and declared by the said George Alston as and of a Codicil to his Will in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereto subscribed our names as witnesses.
J.G. Sargeant (Att. at Law)
Charles Edward Penny
Fred. Brown.

I George Alston of Nayland in Suffolk do hereby add this as a CODICIL to my Will and desire that the same may be taken as part thereof Namely I give to my two nephews Charles Alston and Henry Alston two hundred pounds apiece of lawful money of Great Britian to be paid to them or their executors or administrators at the end of six months next after my death.
Written with my own hand and seal this seventeenth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty.
Geo. Alston.
Proved under L35,000 in London with two codicils the 8th March 1831 before the Court by the oath of Ann Alston widow the relict one of the executors to whom admin was granted being first . . . . . by . . . . . duly to administer . . . . . . . . . . to Samuel Alston the brother the other executor . . . . . . . . . .
PROB 11/1782.

Research Notes:
The following are references to some of the legal work done by Samuel Alston and his sons James and George at their Nayland practice.

Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich Branch:
ROWLEY OF TENDRING HALL
Catalogue Ref. HA 108
TENDERING HALL ESTATE TITLE DEEDS

FILE - 'Sherwin against Rowley, Title deeds relating to the estate purchased of Mrs Sparrow situate at Stoke in the county of Suffolk - ref. HA 108/2/21 - date: 1682-1798
[from Scope and Content] 1769 William Meadowes of Combs to Samuel Alston of Nayland in trust for William Martin of Stoke by Nayland
[from Scope and Content] 1778 Simson to Samuel Alston of Nayland moieties in trust for Edward Gusterson of Nayland and Henry Gusterson of Bures St Mary
[from Scope and Content] 1783 Fuller and Toosey to James Alston of Nayland in trust for Sarah Sparrow of Edwardstone

FILE - 'Manor of Nayland No 1' - ref. HA 108/2/22 - date: 1669 - 1805
[from Scope and Content] 1756 Assignment of mortgage to Samuel Alston of Nayland

FILE - 'Sherwin against Rowley. Title deeds relating to an estate at Stoke by Nayland and Polstead in Suffolk purchased of Mr Robert Vince'. - ref. HA 108/2/27 - date: 1694-1802
[from Scope and Content] 1785 Margaret Parke of Saffron Walden (Ess) to George Alston of Nayland in trust for Henry Vince of Stoke by Nayland
[from Scope and Content] 1788 John Harsant and wife, Deborah, devisee of John Hyndes of Brandeston to James Alston of Bocking (Ess) in trust for Henry Vince

FILE - 'Bacons Cottage' - ref. HA 108/2/45 - date: 1699-1814
[from Scope and Content] 1809 Mortgage to George Alston of Nayland
[from Scope and Content] 1810 Assignment of mortgage to Sir William Rowley, with Bacon's promise to pay Alston L.63 plus interest

FILE - 'Deeds of houses and lands at Stoke purchased of Chrisp and Manning' - ref. HA 108/2/48 - date: 1797-1810
[from Scope and Content] 1797 Gilbert Ironside of Upper Brook Street (Mdx) and Richard Willis of Monmouth to James Alston of Bocking (Ess) in trust for William Chrisp of Stoke by Nayland together with a farm called Penns in Stoke and Wissington
[from Scope and Content] 1797 Mortgage to Abraham Dansie of Sproughton and George Alston of Nayland

FILE - 1a 34p Meadow in Nayland - ref. HA 108/2/51 - date: 1812
[from Scope and Content] 1812 Sir William Rowley and George Alston of Nayland in exchange for 2 parcels of meadow in Nayland

FILE - 'Title deeds relating to two messuages and 2a of land at Stoke next Nayland purchased by Sir William Rowley bart, of John Ellis 13 Oct 1825' - ref. HA 108/2/57 - date: 1744-1825
[from Scope and Content] 1797 Emmerson to James Alston of Bocking (Ess) in trust for John Ellis of Stoke by Nayland and Anna Maria Hart of Boxford
[from Scope and Content] 1825 Ellis and Charles Alston of Colchester (Ess) to Sir William Rowley, together with 2r 7p allotment under Enclosure Act
[from Scope and Content] 1797 Assignment of mortgage to James Alston

FILE - 'Conveyance of 2 pieces of land in Stoke by Nayland Suffolk from Mr Watts to Sir William Rowley bart, 4 Sept 1828' - ref. HA 108/2/64 - date: 1711-1828
[from Scope and Content] 1812 Mortgage to George Alston of Nayland

FILE - 'Writings of freehold premises in Polstead belonging to R C Rowley purchased of Mr Mortimer's executors dated March 28 and 29 1838' - ref. HA 108/2/72 - date: 1764-1838
[from Scope and Content] 1776 Mortgage to Samuel Alston of Nayland

FILE - 'Sir J R Rowley Bart, writings relating to land purchased of Carter' - ref. HA 108/2/75 - date: 1721-1843
[from Scope and Content] 1822, 1823, 1826 Copy mortgages to George Alston Nayland
[from Scope and Content] 1828 Assignment of mortgage to George Alston junior of Hadleigh

FILE - 'Deeds relating to the farm called Greenwoods in Polstead bought of Mr E Daniels in 1845 by Sir Joshua R Rowley bart'. With note that land part of Sprotts Farm of 5 Jan 1939 subject to a rentcharge of L.3 a year paid to the Congregational Church of Nayland - ref. HA 108/2/76 - date: 1710-1845
[from Scope and Content] 1782 Assignment of mortgage and additional loan to Samuel Alston of Nayland, with bond

FILE - 'Title deeds and writings relating to certain messuages and premises at Stoke by Nayland Suffolk, purchased by Joshua T Rowley Esq of the trustees of the late Mr John Pryke' - ref. HA 108/2/86 - date: 1657-1865; 1664-1822
[from Scope and Content] 1794 Joseph and Margaret Parke to James Alston of Bocking (Ess) in trust for Isaac Pryke of Stoke by Nayland, with copy of a Fine
[from Scope and Content] 1794 Assignment of mortgage to James Alston

FILE - 'Writings relating to freehold cottages and land situate at Stoke by Nayland Suffolk belonging to Sir Charles R Rowley bart, late Goddards' - ref. HA 108/2/92 - date: 1720-1873
[from Scope and Content] 1790 William Crisp of Stoke by Nayland to James Alston of Bocking (Ess) in trust for John Parson of Boxford, with copy of a Fine
[from Scope and Content] 1829 Mortgage to George Alston of Nayland

FILE - 'Writings relating to a freehold cottage and 11a of land at Leavenheath in Stoke purchased of Mrs Holton and her daughter and conveyed to the uses of the settlement of 12 July 1860' - ref. HA 108/2/93 - date: 1769-1876
[from Scope and Content] 1799 Mortgage to James Alston of Bocking (Ess) in trust for Samuel Steward of Assington and Joseph Wass of Stoke by Nayland, with bond

FILE - 'Sir C R Rowley bart. Deeds relating to freehold premises at Stoke by Nayland Suffolk purchased of James Beardwell' - ref. HA 108/2/96 - date: 1829-1876
[from Scope and Content] 1866 Mortgage to Samuel Alston of Nayland

FILE - 'Deeds relating to 3 cottages abutting upon the churchyard Stoke by Nayland and purchased of the trustees of Charles Worters' - ref. HA 108/2/104 - date: 1754-1888
[from Scope and Content] 1842 Cream to Samuel Alston of Nayland
[from Scope and Content] 1845 Alston to William Chisnall of Polstead

Deeds relating to Sir Richard Williams' estate purchased by Rowley in 1750

FILE - 'Deeds relating to L.11,000 mortgage late Gifford' - ref. HA 108/2/3 - date: 1700-1785
[from Scope and Content] 1777 Samuel Alston of Nayland, executor of Samuel Meadows of Halstead (Ess) and George Wheeler of Manningtree (Ess), grandson of Meadowes to the trustees of the will of Sir William Rowley

FILE - 'Deeds relating to the estates purchased of Joshua Rowley Esq and Mr Alston' - ref. HA 108/2/7 - date: 1648-1778
[from Scope and Content] 1776 Samuel Alston of Nayland, executor of Samuel Meddows of Halstead to Joshua Rowley

FILE - Bundles - ref. HA 108/2/8 - date: 1675-1827
[from Scope and Content] Alston, Church and Williams Stowe of Nayland to Rowley trustees

MISCELLANEOUS ESTATE PAPERS - ref. HA 108/9

FILE - Miscellaneous - ref. HA 108/9/6 - date: 1809-1837
item: 2 Copies of draft agreement between William Rowley and George Alston of Nayland concerning mortgage on a cottage in Stoke by Nayland - ref. HA 108/9/6/3 - date: 1810
item: Draft conveyance by lease and release from Sir William Rowley to George Alston of Nayland of garden containing 1 rood 18 perches in Nayland - ref. HA 108/9/6/4 - date: 1810

Ref A2A

PRO - C202 = Chancery: Petty Bag Office: Writ Files
C 202/184/10 Lincoln - William Hurd Robinson, Theophilus Williams; Northampton - Richard Buswell; Nottingham - William Cutts; Salop - William Egerton Jeffreys; Somerset - Moses Clarke, Thomas Skurray; Southampton - William Dibsdale Faithfull, John Hart, Francis Worsley; Stafford - Richard Allen, John Comberback, John Cruso, Thomas Fenton, Edward Whitehouse Jackson, Joseph Smith; Suffolk - George Alston, George William Brown Bohun, Samuel Buckle the younger; Sussex - John Woollett; Warwick - Ambrose Mainwaring; Westmorland - John Barrow; Worcester - Henry Roberts; York - Robert Scott; York E. 1796
*

Medical Notes: London
March 31, 1813.
Dear Sir,
I have been this day informed by Mr Ball that he has yesterday dispatched the pianoforte to be delivered to you by one of the common stage wagons, in its way to Hadley. You will pleased to return the packing case by the same conveyance, and acquaint me with the day of its arrival in town, that Mr Ball may fetch it from the in in his own caravan, which will serve him a few shillings for porterage. Address it to Mr Ball, pianoforte maker, Duke Street, Grosvenor Square, London.
You should have received it before but that I have waited till now, for the opportunity of replacing it by the sofa, which had been removed to the apartment of my fellow lodger; and who has but lately recovered from a tedious and severe sickness, notwithstanding the daily attendance of five medical gentleman. Having at length adjourned to his country house I regained the sofa just in the nick of time, for he relapsed and returned again within a week.
A little further delay was occasioned by having the hammers new leathered, for the improvement of the tone; and replacing one of the pedals, which was broken off. After all, it will prove a useless piece of furniture to you both, who are not musical; but it was your ladies own choice: and utility is seldom consulted when the love of fashion predominates. . . . .
I am yours etc
E Blair.

Other Records

1. George Alston Snr born 1763: Nayland Suffolk. His silhouette, articled as law clerk to his father

2. George Alston Snr born 1763: Samuel Stevens articled as his clerk 1796, postumous surrender to the Manor of Assington 1851

George married Mary CREEK [62], daughter of James CREEK of Little Horksley [4920] and Mary GUSTERSON [5352], on 22 May 1798 in Little Horkesley ESS. Mary was born in 1770, was baptised on 27 Feb 1770 in Little Horkesley ESS, died on 13 Apr 1801 in Little Horkesley ESS at age 31, and was buried on 20 Apr 1801 in Little Horkesley ESS.

General Notes:
Found in the Essex Record Office, Colchester on 10th February 2001.
LITTLE HORKSLEY M.I. pps 32/3
In memory of Mary the wife off George Alston of Nayland, Suffolk, Esq who died on the 13th day of April 1801 aged 33 years/ and of / Mary Hannah, inft daughter/ who died on the 13th day of September 1801.

Also on microfiche of the Parish Registers of St. Peter & St. Paul Little Horksley (DP 307/1/3)
Burials:- 1801, 20 April, Mary Alston, wife of George, gent, late Mary Creak, Sp'r.
6 Sept. 1801, Hannah Creak Alston, inft, daughter of George Alston, gentleman

Their marriage was by Lic and also recorded at Nayland

Mary is said to have married her second cousin George Alston but this is not shown in this Tree


Children from this marriage were:

+ 904 M    i. Rev George Downing ALSTON [68] was born on 15 Nov 1799 in Nayland SFK, was baptised on 24 Jun 1802 in Nayland SFK, died on 18 Jan 1880 in Clifton, GLS at age 80, and was buried on 23 Jan 1880 in Studland Graveyard, DOR.

+ 905 F    ii. Mary ALSTON [87] was born on 13 Mar 1801 and died on 30 Aug 1801.


George next married Anne Margaret VANDERZEE [60], daughter of James VANDERZEE [126] and Philadelphia MEAD [1041], on 24 May 1806 in Holborn St Andrew LON. Anne was baptised on 29 Mar 1776 in Gt Burstead ESS, died in Feb 1856 in Nayland SFK at age 79, and was buried on 22 Feb 1856 in Nayland SFK. The cause of her death was an aneurysm of the aorta. Another name for Anne was Margarett Anne VANDERZEE.

General Notes:
Anne was a beneficiary under her mothers Will.

Anne owned a small book, in the possession of the compiler, titled "First Flowers" by A Literary Amateur. It is a collection of facts, poetry, politics, social themes etc, one chapter is titled "Choice Scraps" which includes half a page on the Origin of Dueling; once required as a matter of course, if one was called a liar.
The fly leaf is endorsed Southend Essex Anne Alston July 19 - 33 and the price was 6/-

Anne was a spinster at her marriage, witnesses were George vanderzee & Harriott Alston.

Mr Alston
Nayland
Suffolk
My dear George
I conclude you have had the goodness to consent to my request in prolonging my stay here a week or 10 days longer, in your next perhaps you may be able to fix a time for coming, I yesterday called upon
Mrs C - V. and insisted upon her calling, for me to go with her to Mr Chines this morning, unfortunately it happened to be the morning he went out to visit patients but would be at home with six at which hour we . . . . . an to go again, I thought you would be greatly disappointed if you did not hear from me to day, or what I would have deferred it to have sent you an account of Mr Chines opinion of her, she is going to spend the day and begs to be very kindly remembered to you and all at Stoke, we called with your letter into Mr Blair on Monday he would have written an answer but I told him I expected you in town he very politely offered himself to go anywhere with us that we liked which we thanked him for, do you think you could spare time to take us a little trip in our Chaise to Henley and Oxford if the weather was fine, Phila and I should like it very much, now I am here you must give me leave to stay as long as you can and make yourself comfortable under the idea of my doing so, I have not been to any of the amusements, I cannot give you so daily an account as you did me, let me hear from you on Tuesday, I think Sarah and Hannah had better keep the tent (sic) Beds in airing by sleeping in them as they will both be wanting when we return, I am afraid you have not been able to have anything down to the garden yet, but I hope you will if the weather will allow you.
Phila unites with me in kind love to yourself and all at Stoke and dear George ever
yours truly affectionately
A. Alston
Thursday
There will be a small parcel by the wagon one day next week which had better remain unpacked till I return
Written on three sides of one sheet, indistinct postmark reads 27 and possibly 1809, note on address page "1 May wife" Letter then may have been written 27 April 1809? Phila refered to is probably Anne's sister Philadelphia.
Original in the possession of Julia Readman 1999, copy in Fenn archive.


1839 Alston Court (Grooms) Rent Charge Apportionment: Proprietor and Occupier Mrs Ann Alstone.
164 Garden 26 Pchs
165 Premises 30 Pchs.
166 House & Garden 3 Roods 15 Pchs.
Anne's birth date uncertain, incorrectly shown 1795 or 6. It is sourced to Dennis Halliday.
Annie's Almanack/Diary 1853 Ref B/33

1839 Alston Court (Grooms) Rent Charge Apportionment: Proprietor and Occupier Mrs Ann Alstone.
164 Garden 26 Pchs
165 Premises 30 Pchs.
166 House & Garden 3 Roods 15 Pchs.
Anne's Will is dated 13 Jul 1850. Proved London 16 Apr 1856. On file.
Annie's Almanack 1853 Ref B/33
Annie's birth date is sourced to the 1851 census

Anne was aged 79 at her death

Anne was a beneficiary under the will of Philadelphia Liveing as were her children Samuel, Margaret, and Maria Alston.

Settlement by Mrs Anne Alston
Dated 26th of April 1850.
This indenture made the 26th day of April 1850 between Anne Alston of Nayland in the County of Suffolk widow of the one part and Samuel Alston of Nayland aforesaid attorney Thomas Harrold Fenn also of Nayland surgeon and Robert Liveing Fenn of the National Debt Office gentleman of the other part. Whereas the said Anne Alston being desirous of providing for her son-in-law (sic) the Rev George Alston Clerk and his four children namely Alfred Alston Edward Alston Waldon Alston and William Alston after his decease she has transferred into the joint names of the said three several parties a sum of L3801.13.6 stock at L3 per cent consolidated Anns (sic) upon the trusts as are hereinafter declared concerning the same. Now this indenture witnesses that in further pursuance thereof it is hereby declared and agreed that they the said three several parties Samuel Alston Thomas Harold Fenn and Robert Liveing Fenn and the survivors or survivor of them his executors and administrators shall and will stand possessed and interested in the sum of L3801.13.6 L3 per cent consolidated Anns (sic) so transferred to them as aforesaid upon the trusts and to and for the intents and purposes hereinafter declared that is to say. In trust for the said Anne Alston during her life and after her decease upon trust to pay the dividends and annual produce of such monies as the same shall become due to the said George Alston during his life for his own use and benefit and after the decease of the said George Alston upon trust to pay one fourth part of such Stocks or Trust monies to each of the said four children when and as they severally attain the age of 24 years and if any or either of them shall depart this life before attaining that age then upon trust to pay the share of the one so dying unto the survivor or survivors in like manner as his original share is directed to be paid. And upon further trust to apply the interest and dividends of such trust monies for the benefit of the said four children of the said George Alston during their respective minorities. And upon further trust that they the said three several parties shall and may advance or appropriate at any time or times after the decease of the said George Alston all or any part or presumptive part of their share of the said trust monies or any . . . . . part or share for the maintenance education promotion in life or otherwise for the benefit of the said four children living . . . . . their respective minorities.
Power to appoint new trustees.
In witness Anne Alston Samuel Alston Thomas Harold Fenn Robert Liveing Fenn
Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of Margaret Alston
Ref: SRO Bury HA541/11253

Settlement by Mrs Anne Alston
Dated 4 October 1850
This indenture made the fourth day of October 1850 between Ann Alston of Nayland in the County of Suffolk widow of the one part and Samuel Alston of Nayland aforesaid attorney Thomas Harrold Fenn also of Nayland Surgeon and Robert Liveing Fenn of the National Debt Office gentleman of the other part. Whereas the said Ann Alston being desirous of providing for her son's the Rev Edward Alston and Charles James Alston after her decease she has transferred into the names of the said three several persons as trustees for the purpose here after declared the sum of L4616 Stock in the joint names of the said Sam Alston Thomas Harrold Fenn and Robert Liveing Fenn, and the sum of L3077 Stock 3.25 per cent anuities in the joint names of the said Robert Liveing Fenn and Thomas Harrold Fenn and Samuel Alston.
Now this indenture witnesseth that in pursuance thereof it is hereby declared and agreed that they were said Samuel Alston Thomas Harrold Fenn and Robert Liveing Fenn and the survivors of them there executors and administrators . . . . . shall and will . . . . . said sums so transferred to them as aforesaid . . . . . to and for the interests and purposes hereinafter declared concerning the same that is to say -- in trust for the said Ann Alston during her life and after her decease upon trust to pay the dividends and annual produce of the said sums of L3077 for the maintenance of the said Edward Alston during his life and upon trust to pay the dividend and annual produce of the said sum of L4616 for the maintenance of the said Charles James Alston during his life. And after the decease of either or both of them . . . . . in trust to divide the share of him or there dying into four equal parts . . . . . to pay to the Rev George Alston the son-in-law (sic) of the said Ann Alston the other to the said Ann Alston the other to the said Margaret Alston a daughter of the said Ann Alston and the remaining fourth to Maria Fenn another daughter of the said Ann Alston provided that in case the said George Alston Samuel Alston Margaret Alston and Maria Fenn showed any or either of them depart this life before the said Edward Alston and Charles Alston respectively then upon trust to pay the portion or portions of any or either of them so dying to the survivors or survivor of them or the issue or children of such of them so dying leaving issue or children living. When either or both of the said principle moneys shall become payable such issue or children taking a parent share with any accruing share provided that in case any of such issue or children shall be absent on emmigration or otherwise unheard of for the space of three years next after any enquiry under these presents shall become requisite then the party or parties so absent shall be considered as deceased to all intents and purposes. Provided and upon trust that they the said trustees shall after the decease of the said Ann Alston at the expiration of every three years prepare an account in writing of the income and expenditure herein and if any surplus upon trust to divide the same between the said Samuel Alston Margaret Alston and Maria Fenn.
Power to appoint new trustees
Signed in witness thereof: Ann Alston, Sam Alston, Thomas Harrold Fenn, Robert Liveing Fenn
Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of Margaret Alston
These two indentures above have been transcribed from rough copies on file 2007. They are the root of the disagreements between Samuel Alston and his half brother Rev George Alston.
Ref Suffolk Record Office Bury St Edmunds HA541/11253


THE WILL OF ANNE ALSTON OF NAYLAND.
Dated 13th July 1850.
I Anne Alston of Nayland in the County of Suffolk, Widow of George Alston late of Nayland aforesaid gentleman deceased do declare this to be my last Will. I appoint my son Samuel Alston my daughter Margaret Alston and Thomas Harrold Fenn Executors thereof.
First I give and devise unto my said son Samuel Alston all that my messuage wherein I now reside with the closes of meadowland . . . . .
To my daughter Margaret I give the sum L1000 to be paid within six months after my decease.
Further my will is and I direct a sum of L1000 to be invested in the names of the said Samuel Alston and Henry Tiffen gentleman of Sudbury in trust for my daughter Maria Alston
With respect to the third part of the residue of my personal estate, I give to my said son Samuel my furniture and implements of household, and a portion of the books, plate and linen.
I give to my daughter Margaret three hundred pounds with the furniture in her own rooms and part of the books plate and linen.
AS TO THE RESIDUE OF MY PERSONAL ESTATE AND EFFECTS After the payment of my testamentary expenses and the legacies hereby given I give and bequeath one third part thereof to the said Samuel Alston, and another third part thereof to the said Margaret Alston and the remaining third part thereof invested in the joint names of the said Samuel Alston and Henry Tiffen in trust for my said daughter Maria for her separate use during her life and after her death to her husband Thomas Harrold Fenn for his life and after both their deceases to divide the principle between the children of my said daughter Maria in equal shares and proportions. . . . . in them at twenty one. Provided and I declare it shall be lawful . . . . . during the minority of any or either of the child or children to apply the interest towards the maintainance and education of the said child, or children and also to advance any part of the presumptive shares of any or either of the same child or children in or towards his or her advancement in the world.
I give to Robert Liveing Fenn and the said Henry Tiffen 10 guineas apiece.
In witness hereof I have hereto set my hand this Thirteenth day of July 1850
Anna Alston.
In the presence of witnesses Martha Crook & Priscilla Sargent.
Proved at London the 16th April 1856.
Full Will on file.

Frances Brennan writes 2012 to advise Anne's cause of death.
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Other Records

1. Letter From Anne Alston to her Husband George: Cir 27 Apr 1809.

2. Census: England, 7 Jun 1841, Court St Nayland. Margarett is described as Anne aged 60 of independant means.
There are three servants in the house.

3. Census: England, 30 Mar 1851, Town St Nayland SFK. Anne is described as the head of the family, an annuitant aged 75, born in Billericay ESS. Also resident in the house were family plus:
Hannah Cook, servant, aged 18. Priscilla Sargeant, servant, aged 18. Ref No 44.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 906 F    i. Margaretta ALSTON [66] was born on 1 Dec 1807, was baptised on 1 Jan 1808 in Nayland SFK, died in 1808 at age 1, and was buried on 8 Oct 1808 in Nayland SFK.

+ 907 M    ii. Samuel ALSTON [63] was born on 6 Oct 1809, was baptised on 17 Nov 1809 in Nayland SFK, died on 17 Apr 1887 in Nayland SFK at age 77, and was buried on 23 Apr 1887 in Nayland Burial Ground.

+ 908 M    iii. Rev Edward ALSTON [64] was born on 13 Dec 1810, was baptised on 18 Jan 1811 in Nayland SFK, and died on 11 Nov 1871 in Witham ESS at age 60.

+ 909 M    iv. Charles James ALSTON [65] was born on 25 Jun 1812, was baptised on 1 Aug 1812 in Nayland SFK, and died in 1878 at age 66.

+ 910 F    v. Margaret ALSTON [67] was born in 1813 in Nayland SFK, was baptised on 27 Oct 1813 in Nayland SFK, died on 1 Mar 1902 in Nayland SFK at age 89, and was buried on 7 Mar 1902 in Nayland SFK.

+ 911 F    vi. Maria ALSTON [2] was born on 19 Jul 1815, was baptised on 12 Sep 1815 in Nayland SFK, died on 21 Mar 1871 in Nayland SFK at age 55, and was buried in Nayland SFK.


757. Samuel ALSTON [90] (Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 17 Sep 1764, was baptised on 22 Sep 1764 in Nayland SFK, died on 28 Jul 1835 at age 70, and was buried on 3 Aug 1835 in St Martins Church Leicester.

General Notes:
Samuel was an attorney at Law of Leicester, listed as a country member in the Law List PRO 1808 - 1813 (only years searched). Silhouette in possession of E L Fenn Auckland 1998

The following letters concern the death of Samuel's brother James and provision for his two sons. The first letter was written about the 16th of December 1806, copies in Fenn archive, originals in that position of Julia Redman 1999.
Mr George Alston
Atty at Law
Bocking
Essex.
Your melancholy letter came here yesterday about 12 o'clock but as I was from home did not get it till the evening therefore it is impossible for me to reach Bocking in time for the funeral which you have fixed for tomorrow by any public conveyance, and as to taking Chaises, that, you must agree with me would be very imprudent on account of the great expense - I am truly sorry indeed for the destitute situation poor Charles and Henry are left in - we have but two Cabinet Makers here to either of whom I should be very sorry to put Charles as they are not in a great way of businefs for one of them has most of his Goods from London ready made and the other is both Upholstery and Cabinet Maker and not in a very extensive way of businefs. I should suppose there must be Cabinet Makers at Colchester in a much more extensive businefs than any here but should I hear of any situation on this side of the Country likely to suit I will assuredly inform you - As to my part of the pecuniary afsistance you expect me to render, I think you are over rate my ability for tho I am a partner, the first three years thereof which ended in 1805 Miles and myself had only 1/5 each of the businefs and for the following three years 1806 to 1808 are to have only one fourth each that really at present my whole income has been very nearly expended in the maintenance of a wife two children three servants and in respect to the money in the Stocks which you mention it was only L700 3 percent consols which has been long since sold out for about L400 and was I to die tomorrow my dear Wife and two children would not have near enough to support them without the afsistance of Friends as at present almost my whole income would die with me which is not the case of any of my four sisters or yourself - Whatever I do in the money way must be annually as I shall feel it less and must abridge some of my present enjoyments and Comforts for the purpose.
But I cannot help remarking (without meaning or intending any of the smallest or least disrespect to my dear departed parents) that all I have had has been L500 under my father's Will L80 share of Charlotte's property and L50 under my mothers Will together about L630 all of which and much more on, I at that time borrowed, were expended in the purchase of a small house where I live and the furniture - That really with frugality and industry I have just paid all off and cleared my way and was now in hopes to begin to save something for my wife and family for indeed as I before remarked was I to die in the following year they would not have enough to maintain them by a great deal as my present income is but a mere life estate, Interest without principle. Whereas my sister's fortunes are both principle and interest and was any one of them to die the survivor's fortunes would be increased and as far as I recollect they will have poor William's fortune at his death, and as Mrs Downing has but one child and a pretty good income and the Child probably well provided for by its fathers relations besides its own income; I should hope she would contribute towards her nephew's support, and possibly some of the Newton family would also contribute, and as to your own fortune, you know great part of it is of a nature that will survive you, and you had saved money previous to my father's decease many years since, and took to the businefs which you must allow was worth a good round sum - Neverthelefs as far as prudence will permit I cannot object to contribute something annually towards my nephews support till they are able to provide for themselves and when I hear from you again more particularly upon the subject shall be better able to judge what to do
Mrs A joins me in kind love to you all and hoping to hear from you soon
I am yours ever
S.A.

Mr George Alston
Atty
Nayland
Suffolke
From the statement in your last letter to me, thinking you much overrate my ability in contributing towards the expenses of my nephews, I judge it necessary to lay before you a further statement of my affairs - in August 1792 I came to Leicester with a salary of one hundred pounds a year which continued at that rate till 25 March 1797 when it was raised to one hundred and fifty pounds a year - In August 1798 I purchased my House on the last day of December in that year I married at which time the purchase of my house and furniture etc had entirely swallowed up what little money I had saved together with the legacy under my father is well and also other monies which I then borrowed. My salary of L150 continued till Michaelmas 1799 when it was raised to two hundred pounds and so remained till first of January 1803 when the partnership commenced and at which time I think you will agree with me I managed well to get my house and goods and myself quite clear of debt - we do not know what our business produces annually but Mr Pares when the Partnership commenced guessed it at L1200 clear of all expenses, more than I think it will produce as expenses of clerks property tax etc are heavy of which I had only one fifth Miles one fifth Mr Pares three fifths so that my income by the partnership was only increased to L40 per annum for those three years which ended with the year 1805 that income still uncertain, as many bills are not yet made out Mr Pares being in the habit of giving very long credit - in the year 1806 my share of the partnership was one fourth Miles one fourth and Mr Pares one half which it now is and will so continue till the end of the year 1808 when it will be an equal thirds so that my present income does not excede to L300 per annum and that uncertain and irregular in its receipts and very likely may turn out less and which you must be well convinced with a Wife and two children and two servants to maintain and Taxes etc to pay much cannot be saved from it if anything - I must now leave you to judge whether I can or ought in justice to my Wife and two Children spare much from my present income for as I mentioned in a former Letter to you was I to die tomorrow my dear Wife must sell my House and Furniture and do much more for a livelihood to enable her to maintain herself and Family as what I should leave would not be near enough for their support. I most sincerely wish I was able to do more - herewith you receive L20 for the present year and I hope to be able to remit you annually 10 pounds until my nephews are able to provide for themselves and to enable me to do this with less injury to my Wife and Family I have laid down by Share of the gig, turned off my hairdresser, and discontinued my Subscription of 1 guinea per annum to the Female Asylum.
Mrs A. joins me in kind Love and requesting a Letter acknowledging the enclosed.
I am yrs sincerely
S A:
Letter postmarked Apr 21 1807.
Note probably by Alston A Fenn "from Samuel Alston (See Table A8) to his brother George regarding the maintainance of the two children of his brother James (see Table A1)
Original in possession of Julia Redman 1999, copy in Fenn copies files 2007

Letter from Samuel to his neice Mrs Liveing (nee Downing) at Nayland, announcing the birth of a granddaughter Francis Ingram.
Mrs Liveing
Nayland
Suffolke
Leicester 18th March 1834
My dear Niece,
I have much pleasure in communicating to you the birth of another granddaughter. Mr Ingram informed me that Maria was taken unwell about two o'clock on Saturday morning last but afterwards was better and about two o'clock in the day was much worse he then sent for the nurse and Mrs Moore a near neighbour, the medical gentleman who was in waiting came at three and immediately upon his arrival was safely delivered of a little girl both are doing very well indeed, the little lass is not so large and infant as her sisters Maria and Catherine were at their births, she has dark eyes and a quantity of dark hair. We have since had a letter from Mrs Moore mentioning that Maria and the infant are going on very well
Mrs A has been staying the last week at Lyston at Mrs Woodcocks and intend returning at the end of the week or beginning of the following. I go over about every other day and return in the morning - Mrs A hopes to hear from someone immediately upon your confinement as she will be most anxious to learn the issue - if able have the goodness to give me a few lines by return mentioning how Edward and Charles are I am very anxious indeed to know - I had hoped once more to have paid you or Mrs Downing a visit the summer but as we shall expect Maria with her three babies to come to us as soon as she is able must under all circumstances (if it shall please God to spare us) defer it till another summer
The weather is now very cold and severe with a sharp easterly wind which I fear will destroy most of the wall fruits
With our kind love to yourself, Mrs Downing, aunt Sally and the Alston's and with very best and kind remembrances to Mr Liveing and all other friends
I remain
My dear niece
Your most affectionate uncle
Sam'l Alston
Mrs Alston had a severe bilious attack last Sunday afternoon at Lyston after she had been at church in the morning but is now much better she is very subject to them
The letter is on one page slightly damaged, folded into an envelope and sealed.
In possession of E L Fenn 1999

Samuel died 28 July 1835 at 4.45am

WILL OF SAMUEL ALSTON 1832
THIS IS THE LAST WILL and testament of me Samuel Alston of Leicester in the county of Leicester Gentleman I give and devise my messuage or tenement with the outbuildings and other appurtenances near St Martin's Church Leicester now in my own occupation and all other my Real Estates whatsoever and wheresoever and of every nature and kind in possession reversion remainder or expectancy also all my Trust Estates unto my dear and affectionate Wife Catherine Alston and her heirs for ever having made a provision for my daughter and only child Maria upon her marriage with the Rev Rowland Ingram the younger I give and bequeath unto my said daughter the sum of 50 pounds to and for her own use and disposal separately and unto the said Rowland Ingram nineteen guineas to buy him mourning to be paid to the respective Legatees within three months after my decease I give and bequeath unto my said dear Wife to and for her own use and disposal all and singular the REST RESIDUE and REMAINDER of my personal estate of every sort kind and description she paying thereout my just debts funeral and Testamentary expenses and I hereby appoint my said dear Wife sole EXECUTRIX of this is my will and revoke all other wills by me heretofore made
In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 20th day of June one thousand eight hundred and thirty two
Samuel Alston
Signed sealed published and declared by the said Samuel Alston the Testator 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 hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses John Henry Miles - Sam Walker - Josh Channer, Clerks to Miles Alston and Miles Solicitors Leicester.
Proved at London 15th December 1835 before the judge by the oath of Catherine Alston Widow the Relict the sole Executrix to whom admon was granted having been first sworn by Commission only to administerů.

Mourning broach containing hair from Samuel and Catherine, inscribed on back C (Catherine) S A (Sam Alston) in possession of the researcher 2015.

Research Notes:
Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Record Office:
The Hazlengy Family & Noseley
Catalogue Ref. DE 3168
Title Deeds and related documents
Illston on the Hill - ref. DE 3168/141-211
Messuages, cottage and land in Illston on the Hill
FILE [no title] - ref. DE 3168/181 - date: 9 April 1814
5. Samuel Alston of Leicester, gent
FILE [no title] - ref. DE 3168/185,186 - date: 15 & 16 Sept 1826
5. Samuel Alston of Leicester, gent
Messuage, cottage and closes in Illston on the Hill
FILE [no title] - ref. DE 3168/189,190 - date: 1 & 2 March 1830
4. Samuel Alston of Leicester, gent

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Record Office:
The HERRICK MANUSCRIPTS
Catalogue Ref. DG 9
Creator(s):
Herrick family of Beaumanor, Leicestershire
TITLE DEEDS LEICESTERSHIRE
QUORN.
Woodhouse Fields Farm
FILE [no title] - ref. DG 9/479 - date: 5 April 1814
[from Scope and Content] (v) Samuel Alston, gent, Leicester.
Ref A2A

Suffolk PRO ref HB516/141- A Samuel Alston of Nayland was in receipt of a conveyance of two tenaments and a blacksmiths shop from Watson. The last of three transactions 1802 - 1840.

Suffolk Record Office, Bury St Edmunds Branch:
NAYLAND PARISH RECORDS
Catalogue Ref. FB64
Creator(s):
Church of England, Nayland Parish, Suffolk
GENERAL
Evidences of title not relating to the parish - ref. FB64/A5
FILE - Fine and counterpart - ref. FB64/A5/1 - date: 1811
Conveying right of remainder in property in Harwich from Ralph Willoughby Cleghorn and Mary Anne his wife, to Samuel Alston, Eleanor Hearn having a life interest; in consideration of L.160, Trinity Term. 51 George III. (1810/11)
A2A uncertain placement

PRO - C202 = Chancery: Petty Bag Office: Writ Files
C 202/191/12 Bristol - Daniel Baynton, Wintow Harris junior; Buckingham - John Nash; Cambridge - William Wilkin; Cornwall - Joseph Child; Cumberland - Thomas Jennings; Denbigh - John Oldfield; Devon - Ralph Barnes, John Moysey Bartlett, Thomas Furlong, Nicholas Hyne the younger, John Skinner Lambert, Harry Baines Lott; Dorset - Henry William Johns; Durham - William Grey, Joshua Oldfield; Gloucester - John Vizard; Hereford - William Hooper; Hertford - Harry Grover; Kent - William Scoones the younger; Lancaster - John Gregory Crump, Spencer Pilkington, Thomas Redhead; Lancaster, County Palatine - Ephraim Atkinson, Ralph Boardman, John Hargreaves the younger, Thomas Hassall; Leicester - Samuel Alston, Samuel Caldecott, Thomas Dalby the younger, Charles Latham the younger. 1803
2007



Samuel married Catherine SULTZER [950], daughter of John SULTZER [20753] and Christian WOODWARD [20923], on 31 Dec 1798 in St Martin Leicester. Catherine was born on 5 Nov 1773 in Burton Overy LEI, was baptised on 10 Feb 1774 in Burton Overy LEI, died on 25 Apr 1852 in Holywell Toft Giggleswick Yorkshire at age 78, and was buried on 1 May 1852 in St Martins Church Leicester.

General Notes:
Liveing Archive 43a-d LT4
Leicester Jan 15, 1840
My dear Niece
When I wrote to Mrs Alston I was not aware of the weak state I am in I asked Mr Nedham on Monday when he thought I should be able to leave here he said I must get a little more strength first and that I had better go into Yorkshire though it would be very cold for me he was afraid I should not manage the journey from Nayland to Giggleswick. It is a great disappointment but it is God's will and I must submit and beseech him to grant me a safe journey to Giggleswick when I am well enough to go which I hope shall be very soon. How does this changeable weather agree with your dear
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Mother is she able to go to church make my kind love to her, hope you and all your family are well I suppose Maria Alston is making preparations for her marriage I think my sister will miss her very much she has been so little from home.
I do not like to ask after poor Edward except I write to you I had a letter from a friend who has been staying at Nottingham she says they are much afraid of a disturbance there trade is so very bad there has been a very large sum subscribed here for the poor people out of employment.
I had intended to bring your daughters some receipts (sic) for cakes. Rock cakes are very nice and I very much in request here. Stir the sugar when sifted and butter together first till it is a froth a little from the fire it must not be so near as to oil it. Six ounces of butter 6 ounces of sugar 2 eggs 4 tablespoons of cream a quarter of an ounce of volatile salts broke small and put into the butter and eggs 1 ounce of candied peel 1lb of flower (sic) and half a pound of currants baked in an oven after bread is taken out, about the size of a small egg and are rough at top,
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the receipt (sic) was given to me by the person that sells them. Rice cakes from Miss Peake half a pound of rice fl ower (sic) half a pound of flower half a pound of sugar six ounces of butter 2 eggs some lemon peel grated and a little juice made rather small. Ginger cakes without butter 1 ounce of ginger three quarters of a pound of sugar 5 eggs leaving out one white beat them all together and a pound of flower a little volatile salts drop in on tins a quarter of an hour will bake them.
Jany 17
I have this morning received my sister's letter and am truly sorry to hear your dear Anne has been so alarmingly ill but hope as the complaint has taken a favourable turn she will soon be better tho it must be some time ere she regains her strength. I have walked a short distance this morning and find myself very weak I am sorry Mrs Alston's servant is an invalid it will put them about they are fortunate themselves in having such good health. I hope Charles his wife and sons are well when you see them give my love I expect Eliza Sultzer to drink tea and stay the night with me I shall hope to hear from you the end of
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next week I hope to be able to leave here the week after if I had come to you I should have stayed a week near London with my niece kind regards to your good husband love to yourself and family and the Alston's and sincerely wishing you all many happy new years I remain my dear niece yours affectionately C Alston

Addressed
Mrs Liveing
Nayland
Suffolk
Noted: From Aunt Alston of Leicester. (Catherine Sultzer)
Written on 4 half sheets both sides of one piece of paper, one sheet edged in black and sealed with black sealing wax.

Will of Catherine Alston
27 November 1851
Proved 9 June 1852
This is the last will and testament of me Catherine Alston late of Leicester and now of Giggleswick in the County of York widow I give and devise all my Messuages lands tenements and real estate whatsoever and wheresoever and of every nature and kind unto and to the use of the Reverent Rowland Ingram of Giggleswick aforesaid Clerk and the Reverent Robert Ingram of Chatburn near Clitheroe in the County of Lancaster Clerk and their heirs upon trust to sell and dispose of the same premises either together or in parcels by public auction or private contract and at such time or times with all convenient speed as to my said trustees or the survivor of them or his heirs shall appear most advantageous and at or for such price or prices as they or he shall approve of with liberty if they or he shall think fit to buy in the said premises or . . . . . any contract that they or he may make for sale thereof and to . . . . . the same at any future auction or by private contract without being liable to answer for any loss in price by such resale and I do hereby declare that the receipt or receipts of the said Rowland Ingram and Robert Ingram or the survivor of them or his heirs shall be a sufficient and effectual discharge to the person or persons who shall purchase the aforesaid premises or any part thereof for his or their purchase money and that such purchaser or purchasers shall not be obliged to see to the application thereof or be answerable or accountable for any misapplication of the same and my will is and I so hereby direct that the said Rowland Ingram and Robert Ingram and the survivors of them and his heirs executors and administrators do and shall stand possessed of the monies to arise from the sale of the said premises after paying retaining and discharging all the costs charges and expenses which shall be incurred or occasioned in or relative to the execution of the trust hereby created and deposed in them for the sale thereof upon the trusts hereinafter expressed being desirous that such articles of plate as I shall be possessed of at my decease should not be sold but kept for the use of my daughter Maria Ingram during her life and at her death devised amongst her children I direct my trustees not to convert my plate into money but to permit my daughter to have the use thereof during her life and after her decease to divide the same as equally as may be amongst all such children as she shall leave and who shall live to be adult or if females be married and I desire that a list may be taken thereof and signed by my said daughter I also devise and bequeath all my monies securities goods chattels effects and personal estate whatsoever of every sort and description except what I have hereinbefore disposed of unto the said Rowland Ingram and Robert Ingram their executors and administrators and assigns upon trust to get in and convert into money such part or parts thereof as shall not at my decease consist of money at such time or times and in such manner as they shall think most advantageous and my mind and will is that the said Rowland Ingram and Robert Ingram their executors and administrators and assigns shall be possessed of all the monies to arise as well from sale of my said real estate as from my personal estate after their out paying and discharging my just debts and funeral and testamentary expenses upon trust to layout and invest or continue the same in real Government or Parliamentary securities at interest in the names or name of them the said Rowland Ingram and Robert Ingram or the survivor of them or his executors or administrators and from time to time to change alter very and dispose of such securities for any other or others of such sort or description as aforesaid as my said trustees or trustee shall think proper whose receipts alone shall be good and effectual discharge as to mortgages and all other persons making payments to them or him without any liability or right to see to the application of any such payments and my mind and will is that the said Rowland Ingram and Robert Ingram and the survivors of them and the executors and administrators of their survivors shall stand possessed of the said trust property on the . . . . . funds or securities whereon the same may be invested upon the following trusts that is to say upon trust during the life of my daughter Maria the wife of the said Rowland Ingram to pay the dividends interest and annual produce of the said trust property unto these person or persons and for such interests and purposes as my said daughter shall from time to time notwithstanding her present or any future couverture and whatever covert or sole by any writing or writings under her hand direct or appoint not so as to deprive herself of the intended and benefit of the said . . . . . by sale or mortgage or any other mode of anticipation and as and when such direction or appointment shall be given or in force in trust to pay the same interest or annual produce into the proper hands of my said daughter for her sole and separate use so that the same may not be in any manner subject to the control disposition debts or engagements of her present or any future husband but be at her own sole and absolute and uncontrolled disposal and I hereby declare that the receipt or receipts of my said daughter whether covert or sole or of such person or persons as she shall appoint to receive the same shall at all times be good and effectual discharge as for . . . . . interest and produce and from and after the decease of my said daughter in trust to pay the said principal monies unto and among all and every the children of my said daughter born or to be born and whether by her present or any future husband in equal share and proportions if more than one and if there shall be but one such child then unto such only child to be vested interest in them respectively at the times following that is to say in a son or sons on his or their attaining the age of 21 years and in a daughter or daughters on her or their attaining that age or upon the day or respective days of her or their marriage with the consent of their parents or parent if living or of the Guardians or Guardian if their parents be dead which shall first happen and to be payable to them respectively at such age or ages or times or as soon afterwards as their mother shall die and in case any one or more of such children being a son or sons shall die under the age of 21 years or being a daughter or daughters shall die under that age without having been married with such consent as aforesaid then and in every such case the share of each such child is so dying or so much thereof as shall not have been first applied for his or her benefit in manner hereinafter mentioned shall assume and belong to the other or others of the said children in equal shares and shall be a vested interest at the same time with his her or their original share or shares and be payable there with or as soon afterwards as circumstances will admit of and the like benefit and . . . . . of further accumes? shall equally belong to the surviving as to the original shares provide always that it shall be lawful for the said Rowland Ingram and Robert Ingram and the survivors of them and his executors or administrators aforesaid at any time or times after the decease of my said daughter or sooner if she shall consent and they or he shall think it express to apply any part or parts of the same principal trust monies for the benefit or preferment in the . . . . . of any son or sons of my said daughter who shall not have attained the age of 21 years so as the sum to be advanced for any such son do not exceed one third part of the share of the said trust amount to which such son shall be then presumptively entitled under the trusts of this my Will and also that it shall be lawful for my said trustees or trustee after the death of my said daughter to apply all or any part of the interest or produce of the said trust monies for or towards the maintenance and education of the child or children of my said daughter who shall be then presumptively entitled to the same during his her or their minority or respective minorities and the residue of such interest if any shall accumulate and go in augmentation of his her or their shares of the principal for the benefit of the person or persons who shall eventually become entitled thereto and in case there shall be no child of my said daughter who being a son shall live to attain the age of 21 years or who being a daughter shall attain that age or be married with such consent as aforesaid then in such case my said trustees shall stand possessed of the said trust monies and property or the stocks funds or securities where on the same may be invested or so much thereof or of the interest of the same as shall not have been applied or disposed of for the benefit of the children of my said daughter under the powers hereinbefore given in trust for such person or persons as would have been entitled to the personal estate of my said daughter as her own next of kin if she had died intestate without having had issue or having been married and my will is and I so hereby direct that until my said real estate shall be sold and disposed of the rents and profits of the same and every part thereof shall be paid or applied by my said trustee or trustees to or for the same persons or purposes as the interest of the monies to arise from the sale thereof would be payable or applicable if the said real estate were actually sold I appoint the said Rowland Ingram and Robert Ingram executors of this my Will provided always and my will is that if the said Rowland Ingram and Robert Ingram either of them or any future trustee or trustee be appointed as herein after mentioned shall die or be desirous to be discharged from or shall refuse decline or become incapable of acting in the interests of this my Will before the same trusts shall be completed and fully performed then and in such case as so often as the same shall happen it shall be lawful for the cotrustee or such trustee or trustees so dying desiring to be discharged refusing or becoming incapable to act as aforesaid or for the heirs executors or administrators of the surviving trustee to nominate and appoint any other fit person or persons to supply the place of such mentioned last trustee or trustees and whatever any such nomination or appointment shall be made as aforesaid the said trust estate monies and proceeds shall be conveyed assigned and transferred to and in such case as that the same may become legally and effectually vested as with new appointed trustee or trustees solely or jointly with such surviving or continuing trustee or trustees upon and for the several and respective trusts interests and purposes herein before expressed or as near as maybe and every such new trustee or trustees shall and may in all things act in the trusts of this my Will and shall have and be invested with the same powers and authorities in all respects whatsoever as if he or they had been originally appointed by me and as the said trustees herein named are invested with and moreover I do hereby declare that each of them the said Roland Ingram and Robert Ingram and each and every trustee who shall or may be appointed as above mentioned and each and every of their heirs executors and administrators shall be charged and rechargeable only with and for such money as they shall respectively actually receive by virtue of this my Will and that no one of them shall be answerable or accountable for any other of them or for the acts deeds receipts . . . . . or defaults of any other of them there joining in any receipt for conformity not withstanding nor shall any or either of them or be answerable or accountable for any loss or? accident that shall happen by the failure of any Bank Banker or other person or by the insufficiency of any security or securities or by any other event that shall or may happen without their respective wilful defaults and that each of them and their respective executors and administrators and assigns shall and may . . . . . and retain to himself and themselves and pay and allow to each other out of the rents issues and profits dividends interest and proceeds of the said trust estates monies and premiums or out of any monies which shall come to their respective hands by virtue of this my Will all such costs charges and expenses as they shall respectively bear pay layout expend or be put into by virtue of this my Will or in or about the execution of any of the trusts hereby created or in relation thereto Lastly hereby revoke all former Wills by me at any time heretofore made in witness whereof of I the said Catharine Alston the testatrix have to this my last Will and Testament contained on seven sheets of paper to the six preceding sheets set my hand and to this seventh and last sheet my hand and seal the twenty seventh day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight and fifty one
C Alston.
Signed sealed published and declared by the above named testatrix Catharine Alston as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of us who were both of us present at the same time and at her request in her presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses.
George Ash Butterton DD
Marion Isabel Coisellis.
Proved at London 9 June 1852 before the Judge by the oaths of the Reverent Rowland Ingram clerk and the Rev Robert Ingram clerk the executors to whom administration was granted having been first sworn by commission only to administer.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 30 Mar 1851, Giggleswick YKS. Catherine is recorded as Mother-in-law widowed aged 77 born Burton Overy LEI

Children from this marriage were:

+ 912 M    i. Samuel ALSTON [951] was born on 11 May 1800 and died on 6 Oct 1825 at age 25.

+ 913 F    ii. Maria ALSTON [952] was born on 21 Oct 1805 in Leicester, died on 1 May 1873 in Weymouth at age 67, and was buried on 6 May 1873 in Radipole Dorset.


758. Anna Maria ALSTON [93] (Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in 1769 in Nayland SFK, was baptised on 14 Mar 1769 in Nayland SFK, died on 26 Jul 1815 at age 46, and was buried on 3 Aug 1815 in Edwardstone SFK.

General Notes:
Anna was unmarried.

Her work book dated 15 Feb 1780, which has been later that year used by her father to keep account of payments to a client, is in Bury Archive, Alston HA541/1/57

Inscribed on an Altar Tomb in St Mary's Churchyard Edwardstone " In memory of Anna Maria Alston who departed this life July 26 1815 aged 46 years".

The Will of Anna Maria Alston
12 March 1811
This is the last Will and Testament of me Anna Maria Alston of Stoke next Nayland in the County of Suffolk Spinster.
I give and bequeath unto my dear sister Sarah Alston to and for her own use and disposal all singular all my personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever and of every nature or kind she paying thereout of my just debts in funeral and testamentary expenses and I hereby appoint my said sister Sarah sole executorix of this my will and revoking all other wills by me at any . . . . . . . . . . made.
In witness whereof I have set my hand and seal this twelfth day of March in the years of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eleven.
Anna Maria Alston. Signed sealed published and ordered by me said executrix as and for the last will and testament in the presense of us - Mary Downing and Sarah Leggett.
Proved at London the 7th August 1815 before the Judge by said Sarah Alston spinster the sister of the sole executrix to whom administration was granted having been sworn by court duly to admin.
Prob. 11/1511.
Transcribed by Susan Perrett.
Copy on file.

Research Notes:
Image Courtesy Mike Burn - 2014

Other Records

1. Anna Maria Alston: Letter to her Brother (unidentified), 8 Sep 1800, Melford SFK.
Dear Brother
As my mother continues much in the same state, she has at last concluded to go to Aldbro*, next Saturday is the day fixed Mackeran has long wished her to try the sea air? she told him when they did they did not to know what . . . . . with a patient they always advised . . . . . change, he said very true, but the sea. . . . . is very bracing, which was what she wanted. Medicine certainly has lost its effect Dolly (?) and myself will accompany my mother Harriett will continue at Melford to keep the beds aired. We have fixed lodgings at L1 1d per week a parlour, to bedded rooms, and kitchen, a servant at four shillings a week and all board . . . . . her, we take our linen, and plate, my mother will thank you to send her twenty pounds if you can send I am . . . . . it she would like to have part of it in cash if you send it by the post she would like small banknotes.
We hope you are all of you quite well. I had a letter from town the other day they were all of them quite well, and intended spending a few days at Mortes. . . . . Dawson I hear is going to be be married to one of Paxton's. All unite in kind love remains? are yrs Sincerely
A. M. Alston
Melford September 8, 1800
Written on two sides of a sheet with note "8th Sept Maria"
* Possibly Aldeburgh Suffolk
Original in the possession of Julia Redman, part missing. 1999 copy on Fenn file 2007




2. Anna Maria Alston: Letter to her Brother (Probably George), 15 Oct 1800, Melford SFK.
Dear Brother
I suppose you have heard of the melancholy event that has taken place in town I had a letter from Miss Downing this morning who says that Mary is really as well as they can expect we know nothing about the funeral as it is to melancholy a subject for Miss D to write about - Mrs M. . . . . will be very happy to see you as soon as you can make it convenient to come she wishes very much to know about her own affairs D L(?) all likewise be very happy to see my sister! We have a bed ready aired for you
All unite in kind love
Yrs sincerely (?)
A. M. A
Melford Wednesday Morning
Mother is better for her Aldbro* journey
Note on letter "15 Octb Alston A in rather shaky writing probably George Alston's, also note by Alston Fenn "From Anna Maria Alston to her brother George referring to the death of her brother-in-law George Downing who died on the ninth of October 1800 See Table A9"
* Possibly Aldeburgh Suffolk
Original in the possession of Julia Redman 1999 copy on Fenn file 2007

759. Rev William ALSTON [89] (Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in 1772, was baptised on 18 Jun 1772 in Nayland SFK, died on 6 Feb 1839 at age 67, and was buried on 9 Feb 1839 in St Giles Cripplegate London.

General Notes:
ALSTON (WILLIAM), s. Samuel, of Nayland, Suffolk, arm. University Coll. matric. 22 Jun 1790, aged 18, B.A. Magdalen Coll. 1794. Coll. Reg., v.7.
Oxoniensis 1891

ALSTON WILLIAM, s. Samuel, of Nayland, Suffolk, arm. University Coll. matric. 22 Jun 1790, aged 18, B.A. Magdalen Coll. 1794. Coll. Reg., v.7.
Oxoniensis 1715-1886 NZSOG

William suffered from mental illness. There is mention of this in the Wills of his brothers and sisters. There is also mention in The Nayland Record, Spring number 1981 No. 29 page 2 which says: George Alston quote - He also had other urgent commitments, most worrying of which was the monthly visit to William Alston, George's younger brother, who was mentally unstable and more or less imprisoned in apartments in Islington. William was looked after by a manservant, who sound pretty tough and a landlady who encourage him to sin, and his condition varied with each visit. He seems, from the letters, to have been a lunatic rather than a madman. unquote.

William is mentioned several times in letters to George Alston by his friend and business associate in London Edward Blair. Blair writes 24 Dec 1802 "Your brother Samuel is satisfied that the state of poor Wm's mind is not such as to justify his being at large; and that the expense of a continued personal attendance will not be less than it is at present; while the security of both himself and his neighbours will be considerably diminished. His looks and behaviour are somewhat less wild than when you saw him; but his conversation was equally extravagant, and his pulse at the same rate of 120 in the minute"

A further letter 31st March 1813
"Your brother Samuel breakfasted here a few weeks ago. We called together upon your brother William at Islington. I have never seen him more calm, or in better humour. He sung us several songs at the desire of his landlady, shook us heartily by the hand, and expressed no signs of discontent or impatience. He is greatly reduced in his fat and his pulse was also lowered to between 80 and 90, which was formerly 120 in the minute. During the time of our stay he said nothing irrational, and with some difficulty would accept a few shillings for fruit; but employed a part in the purchase of snuff. But whether this remission be permanent, or only temporary time alone will be able to discover"

William Alston of Fore St
Burial
Age:67
Estimated birth year:abt 1772
Burial Date:9 Feb 1839
Burial Place:St Giles without Cripplegate, City of London
Register Type:Parish Register

760. Harriott ALSTON [94] (Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in 1773 in Nayland SFK and was baptised on 21 Nov 1773 in Nayland SFK.

General Notes:
Harriott is mentioned in a letter from her brother George to Edward Blair 25 Dec 1805, "Harriett is at this time at Bocking at our brother James, he having lately lost his wife".
Col RO ESS ref D/DOt E3

Harriott's name was spelt thus as a witness to her brothers marriage.

Harriott did not marry.

Details of funds from her mothers estate to be transcribed from image: Alston-Alston Origionals-Alston 1- Picture 1 136



761. Sarah ALSTON [92] (Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in 1778, was baptised on 21 Oct 1778 in Nayland SFK, died on 28 Apr 1837 at age 59, and was buried on 5 May 1837 in St James Nayland In Family Vault.

General Notes:
Sarah was unmarried. She was the sole Legatee of her sister Anna Maria's estate.

WILL OF SARAH ALSTON
23 October 1835
This is my last Will and testament of me Sarah Alston late of Little Horksley in the county of Essex now of Haland Suffolk spinster.
I give and bequeath unto my nephew Charles Alston son of my late brother James Alston the sum of six hundred
Also
I give and bequeath to my nephew Henry Alston son of my late said brother James Alston the sum of sixhundred and fifty poiunds to be paid to them respectively within six months after my decease
I give and bequeath to my sister Mary Downing widow all my household linen of everykind while I direct to be delivered to her with all speed after my death
Also
I give and bequeath unto the said Mary Downing the sum of twenty punds as a token of love the same to be paid within six calendar months after my decease
I give and bequeath unto my niece Catherine Mary Liveing daughter of my said sister Mary Downing the sum of five hundred pounds to be paid to her within sixmonths after my decease Also
I give and bequeath unto my great niece and God daughter Mary Kate Liveing the sum of onehundred pounds to be paid to her on her attaining the age of twentyone years but in case of her death before attaining . . . . . age then
I give and bequeath the same unto . . . . . of her brotheres and sisters as shall first attain that age to and for his or her . . . . . absolute use and benefit And I do direct that same unto. . . . . last . . . . . legacy been the . . . . . applied for the benefit of my said niece and nephew as they may be at the discretion of my executors hereinafter named. to my niece Maria Ingram daughter of my late brother Samuel Alston
I give and bequeath the sum of one thousand pounds Also
I give and bequeath unto Catherine Alston the widow of my said late brother Samuel Alston the sum of nineteen quineas as a token of love while said two last mentioned legacies I direct shall be paid to the respective legatees within six calendar months after my decease. Also
I give and bequesth unto Margaret Ann Alston widow of my late brither George Alston the sum of nineteen quineas as a token of love the same to be paid to her within six calendar months after my decease.
I give unto my said great niece and goddaughter Mary Kate Liveing my family bible by STOTT and as to all my other goods
I give and bequeath of the same equally between the sons of my said late brother James Alston the children of my said late brother George Alston by his second wife and the said Catherine Mary Liveing and Maria Ingram.
I give and bequesth unto my servant Mary S. . . . . the sum of one hundred pounds which I direct shall be paid to her within six months after my decease.
I also give and bequeath unto Mary Hick formerly an old servant of my mothers the sum of ten pounds to be paid to her as soon as possible after my decease. Also
I give and bequesth to Mrs. Recottesford (sic) the wife of the Reverend Fortescue Recottesford the sum of five pounds a token of love.Also
I give and bequeath unto Miriam Vander zee the sum of ten pounds as a token of love. Also
I give and bequeath unto Samuel Alston, Edward Alston Margaret Alston and Maria Alston children of my late brother George Alston the sum of twenty pounds each payable within six months after my decease. Aslo
I give and bequeath unto Alfred Alston and Edward Alston children of my nephew George Alston the sum of three hundred pounds each payable to them when and as they severelly attain the age of twentyone years and if either of them should depart this life before attaining that age then I give and bequeath the legacy of the one so dying unto the survivor payable in like manner as his original legacy is directed to be paid and I idrect that the said last mentioned legacy shall be paid to my nephew George Alston son of my late brother George Alston and the said Edward Liveing as soon as . . . . . may be after my decease to be by them or the survivor of them . . . . . out of interest on Government or goods real security and the interest or dividends applied for the benefit of the said two children of my said nephew during their minority and I so hereby declare my mind and will to be that not withstanding the before mentioned bequest to the children of my said nephew it shall and may be lawful for the said Samuel Alston and Edward Liveing or the survivor of them or the executors or administrators of them survivor to advance or appropriate at any time or times all or any part of the said legacies or any attaining legacy for the maintenace education promotion in life or otherwise for the benefit of the said two children of my said nephew George Alston notwithstanding their minority and whereas under and by virtual of the Will of my late mother Mary Alston widow I shall in the . . . . . of my brother William Alston not recovering from his present infirmity be . . . . . to retain monies and presonal estate by the said Will given unto me. Now
I do hereby give and bequeath one fourth part of the said monies and personal estate unto my said niece Maria Ingram one other fourth part thereof unto my said nephew Charles Alston and Henry Alston sons of my late brother James Alston one other fourth part thereogf unto my said niece Catherine Mary Liveing and the remaining fourth part thereof unto my two nieces Margaret and Maria Alston daughter of my late brother George Alston and as to all the rest and residue of my personal estate and effects of every sort and . . . . . subject to the payment of my just debts funeral and testementary expenses
I give and bequeath the same unto my niece Catherine Mary Liveing and my said nephew Charles Alston son of my late brother James Alston share and share alike to and for their own use and benfit absolutely
And I hereby nominate constitute and appoint the said Edward Liveing and Catherine Mary his wife and my said sister Mary Downing executor and execturix of this my Will and hereby revoking all former Wills and declare this to be my last Will and Testament in obituary whereas I the said Sarah Alston the tesatrix have to this my last Will and Testament continues in three sheets of paper to the first two shets set my hand and to the third an last sheet my hand and seal the twenty third day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty five.
signed - Sarah Alston
Signed sealedd published and declared by the said Sarah Alston the Testator as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of us which in her presence at her request and in the presence of each other have so subscribed out names as witnessess.
Nathaniel Cole - Nayland
Frederick H. Newell - solicitor, Colchester
Probate 19th May 1837 to Edward Liveing one of the executors.
Ref: Transcribed by Susan Perrett

762. William SUDELL [991] (Sarah ALSTON586, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in 1754 and died in 1803 at age 49.

General Notes:
William was articled to his Uncle Sam Alston Attorney of Nayland

Essex Record Office
Level: Category Miscellaneous
Level: Fonds DEEDS AND RECORDS OF LANGHAM AREA.
Reference Code D/DU 133/31
Dates of Creation 1 September 1821
Scope and Content Copy of a Conveyance (lease and Releas), 8,9 August 1780, for L190. (i) John Sadler of Great Horkesley, miller (eldest s. and h, of John Sadler of Great Horkesley, farmer, deceased intestate, who was the only s. and h. of John Sadler of Great Horkesley, farmer decd., intestate), and W. Elizabeth alias Bessy; (ii) Henry Montague of Langham, farmer; (iii) James Alston of Colchester, gentleman (trustee of Henry M.) Cottage with gardens and orchards, and land (11a.) called by the name of a parcel of grove named Hartshorn Grove, in the occupation of the said Henry M., lying near the highway from Langham Moor to Boxted Heath, in Boxted. Subject to a Mortgage by way of Demise for 1000 years, for L200, 10 April 1775, made between John S., f. of (i) and John Roberson of Great Horkesley, farmer, now decd.; the residue of the term passing to Susan, widow of John R., and on her death James Dean, her exor., to whom L140. of the consideration is to be paid and the residue of the term assigned to William Sudell of Colchester, gent., in trust for the said James A. and alo in trust for William Warren of Nayland (co. Suff.), soapboiler, in respect of a messuage in Nayland likewise comprised in the Mortgage

763. George SUDELL [992] (Sarah ALSTON586, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

764. Sarah SUDELL [993] (Sarah ALSTON586, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in 1748 and died in 1823 at age 75.


765. Jacob ALSTON [996] (Anne ALSTON of Groton587, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 3 Mar 1758, was baptised in Privately At Polstead, died on 7 Aug 1778 at age 20, and was buried on 9 Aug 1778 in Family Vault Churchyard Edwardstone SFK. The cause of his death was a fever.

General Notes:
Jacob was received into the church at Hadleigh 18 Sep 1760

He was articled to his uncle Samuel Alston Attorney at Nayland the following is an extract from the diary of the Practice in 1778 before he died:
24 Jun 1778
Delivered to Mr Dawson Osbourne Notice to Quit Possession of
Mr John Corders house in Stoke at Michaelmas Day next.
Jacob Alston.

25 Jun 1778
Delivered to Mr Samuel Hudson of Dedham notice signed by Dr Ellerton
dated 23rd instant for payment of principle sum of L400 & int on mortgage of both
? Hall upon 1st Jan next.

766. Ann EAST [998] (Anne ALSTON of Groton587, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in 1756 in Suffolk and died on 17 Oct 1843 in Boxford Suffolk at age 87.

General Notes:
Ann was recieved into the church at Hadleigh with her half brother Jacob, 18 Sep 1760.

She died at William Parmentiers Farm Boxford.

The Will and Admons of Ann Mackrow.
I Ann Mackrow of the parish of Boxford and County of Suffolk, widow being weak in health but of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding. Do this fourteenth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty three make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following.
First I desire to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executor herein after named and as to all and every of my property whatsoever and wheresoever and of what nature or kind soever the same may be, after paying all my just debts funeral and testamentary expences (sic), I give devise and bequeath the same and every part thereof unto and equally amongst my seven Grand Children as left by my late lamented Daughter Sarah Ann Parmeter, to the Survivor or Survivors of them, that is to say Thomas Atterton, John Atterton, Elizabeth Eliza Hitchcock, William Atterton, George Atterton, Sarah Ann Atterton and Benjamin Atterton their executors administrators and assigns to and for their own use, benifit (sic) and disposal. And I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my kind friend Mr. Simon Hitchcock, Maltster of Boxford aforesaid to be my Sole Executor for carrying out this my last Will and Testament into effect hereby revoking all former wills by me at any time made IN WITNESS where of I the said Ann Mackrow have hereunto set my hand the day and year first above written.
Ann MACKROW
Signed by the said Ann Mackrow in the presence of us present at the same time. Ann Gundy - Susan Gaston - Robert Francis Swan

Sub L100 Died 17 October 1843 Fo 3
Probate of this will was made in comon (sic) form before The Revd Thorpe William Fowke Clerk Surv.
To the Worshipful Charles Noivise Wodehouse Clerk M. A.Commy a/c 11th day of January 1844 by the oath of the Exor to whom Admon was granted being sworn Saving all right.

Ann married John MACKROW [13767] in 1781. John was born in 1759 and died in 1815 at age 56.

General Notes:
John was licencee of the" Swan Inn" in Boxford Suffolk from 1809 to 1811


The child from this marriage was:

+ 914 F    i. Sarah Ann MACKROW [13768] was born in 1788 and died on 28 May 1843 in Boxford SFK at age 55.

767. John SMITH [1001] (Mary ALSTON591, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

768. Samuel SMITH [1002] (Mary ALSTON591, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

769. Mary WISTO [1565] (Mary ALSTON596, Jacob of Wrens Polstead400, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

Mary married Richard HUNT [1566].

770. Hannah WISTO [1567] (Mary ALSTON596, Jacob of Wrens Polstead400, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

Hannah married Thomas BARTON [1568].

771. Martha SHANSFIELD [1571] (Martha ALSTON597, Jacob of Wrens Polstead400, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

General Notes:
Martha was a beneficiary of the Estate of Elizabeth Alston

Martha married Joseph SPARROW [1572].

General Notes:
Joseph is named in the Will of Elizabeth Alston dated 6 Oct 1779 and described as a husbandman of Groton.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 915 M    i. Joseph SPARROW [6952] .

+ 916 M    ii. William SPARROW [6953] .

772. Elizabeth SHANSFIELD [1573] (Martha ALSTON597, Jacob of Wrens Polstead400, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

General Notes:
Elizabeth was a beneficiary of the Estate of Elizabeth Alston

Elizabeth married Thomas PAWSEY [1574].

773. Mary SHANSFIELD [1575] (Martha ALSTON597, Jacob of Wrens Polstead400, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

General Notes:
Mary was unmarried.

774. Sarah SHANSFIELD [1576] (Martha ALSTON597, Jacob of Wrens Polstead400, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

General Notes:
Sarah was a beneficiary of the Estate of Elizabeth Alston

Sarah married John GARDNER [1577].

775. Katherine SHANSFIELD [1578] (Martha ALSTON597, Jacob of Wrens Polstead400, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

776. Thomas DANSIE [1582] (Elizabeth ALSTON599, Jacob of Wrens Polstead400, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 13 Dec 1765 in Polstead SFK.

General Notes:
Thomas is named as a beneficiary in the Will of Elizabeth Alston dated 6 Oct 1779. He is described as the only child of Elizabeth Dansie of Polsted Widow

777. William DANSIE [5764] (Elizabeth ALSTON599, Jacob of Wrens Polstead400, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 19 Apr 1761 in Polstead SFK.

778. William TIFFIN [1585] (Sarah ALSTON600, Jacob of Wrens Polstead400, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

General Notes:
William was a beneficiary of the Estate of Elizabeth Alston

779. Sarah TIFFIN [1586] (Sarah ALSTON600, Jacob of Wrens Polstead400, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was buried on 23 Jun 1770 in Edwardstone SFK.

General Notes:
Sarah was a beneficiary of the Estate of Elizabeth Alston

780. Elizabeth TIFFIN [1587] (Sarah ALSTON600, Jacob of Wrens Polstead400, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

General Notes:
Elizabeth was a beneficiary of the Estate of Elizabeth Alston

781. Joseph SMITH [13908] (Mary ALSTON603, Samuel414, Samuel211, Samuel Jnr84, Samuel of Edwardstone30, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in 1783.

782. Mary SMITH [5622] (Mary ALSTON603, Samuel414, Samuel211, Samuel Jnr84, Samuel of Edwardstone30, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 5 Dec 1784 in Edwardstone SFK.

783. Robert SMITH [5624] (Mary ALSTON603, Samuel414, Samuel211, Samuel Jnr84, Samuel of Edwardstone30, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 22 Oct 1786 in Edwardstone SFK.

784. Sarah SMITH [5623] (Mary ALSTON603, Samuel414, Samuel211, Samuel Jnr84, Samuel of Edwardstone30, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 8 Feb 1789 in Edwardstone SFK.

785. Diana SMITH [5625] (Mary ALSTON603, Samuel414, Samuel211, Samuel Jnr84, Samuel of Edwardstone30, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 7 Aug 1791 in Edwardstone SFK.

786. Thomas SMITH [5626] (Mary ALSTON603, Samuel414, Samuel211, Samuel Jnr84, Samuel of Edwardstone30, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 2 Feb 1794 in Edwardstone SFK.

787. Samuel SMITH [5627] (Mary ALSTON603, Samuel414, Samuel211, Samuel Jnr84, Samuel of Edwardstone30, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 12 Feb 1797 in Edwardstone SFK.

788. John SMITH [5628] (Mary ALSTON603, Samuel414, Samuel211, Samuel Jnr84, Samuel of Edwardstone30, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 21 Jul 1805 in Edwardstone SFK.

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