THE KING'S CANDLESTICKS: Family Trees
Gregory ALSTON 
Gregory ALSTON 
- Baptised: 20 Mar 1680/81, Edwardstone SFK
- Marriage (1): Martha 
- Marriage (2): Alice BEACHAM of Lindsay  on 29 Sep 1724 by Lic Arch Sudbury
- Buried: 7 Apr 1731, Edwardstone SFK
Gregory son of Daniel Alston and his wife baptised 20 Mar 1680/1 Edwardstone. Gregory Alston buried 7 April 1731 Edwardstone. IGI & Edwardstone Parish Transcripts Alstoniana.
A Gregory Alston of Edwardstone weaver and his wife Alice lease on the 18 April 1726 land to one Joseph Grimsey yeoman of Lindsey. Ref HD 574 Bury St Edmunds PRO.
John Alston Yeoman was Bondsman at Gregory's wedding
Gregory Alston on 24 June 1713, had dealing (below) with a Mary Lincoln over a messuage called "Snows" sited between the lands of Edward Alston in Edwardstone called Grooms
THIS INDENTURE made the twenty fourth day of June in the twelfth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lady Anne by the Grace of God of Great Britain France And Ireland Queen Defender of the Faith Anno Deo 1713 BETWEEN Gregory Alston of Edwardstone in the County Of Suffolk worsted weaver of the one part and Mary Lincolne of Sudbury in the said County of Suffolk spinster of the other part WITNESETH that the said Gregory Alston for and in consideration of the sum of five pounds of lawful money of great Britain to him in hand paid by the said Mary Lincolne at and before the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof he the said Gregory Alston doth hereby acknowledge thereof and of every parte and parcel thereof doth acquitt and discharge the said Mary Lincolne her Heirs Executors and Administrators and every of them for ever by these presents and for diverse other good and valuable consideration him hereto especially moving SEE the said Gregory Alston HATH demised granted bargained sold and by these presents doth demise grant bargaine and sell unto the said Mary Lincolne her Exec etc ALL THAT messuage and tenement called SNOWS with one yard garden or orchard thereunto belonging or by other name or names soever the same is called or known and also all and every the edifice & buildings yards gardens & orchards whatsoever to the same messuage or tenement belonging or in any wise appertaining with their appurtenances situate lying and being in Edwardstown aforesaid between ye lands sometime of Edward Alsatian gent called Depdillo and shire of Joseph Mann Gent dec'd And now of William Chaplin Gent towards ye north and a certain green that be called Shedd Green towards ye south and the same messuage or tenement was late in the occupation of Henry Glover with their and every their appurtenance WHICH said messuage or tenement with ye appurtenancee John Jaggard gent dec'd purchased to him and his heirs and of Mary Cossuine widow by Indenture of feoffment dated 12 day of March 1697 and by his will devised the same (amongst other things)in general words to John Newman alo Jaggard who hath conveyed ye same to the said William Chaplin and ye said Wm Chaplin by indenture of lease & release ye second and third days of February 1712 conveyed ye same to the said Gregory Alston and his heirs AND reversion and reversiond and rewards thereof and of every part and parcel thereof and all the estate right tithe . . . . . use trust claim & demand what so ever by him the said Gregory Alston of into or out of the said Messuage or Tenement from or with their appurtenances TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the said Messuage & Tenement & premises with their appurtenances unto the said Mary Lincolne her Exs etc from the day of the date of these presents unto the full end and term of 500 years from thereon next ensuing and fully to be compleate and ended YIELDING and paying therefore yearly and every year during the said term at the feast of St Michael ye Arch Angel the rent of a copper coin (if the same shall be lawfully demanded) PROVIDED always and upon condition notwithstanding that if the said full sum of five pounds and three shillings of lawful money of G.B. upon the 24 th day of December next ensuing the date hereof at or within the new dwelling house of Wm Chaplin Gent situate at Bury St Edmonds in the co of SFK without any deductions default . . . . . Or abatements whatsoever that from then and from henceforth this present Indenture and every article clause and thing herein conveyed shall cease determined and be utterly void and of none effect (anything herein contained to the contrary thereof in anywise notwithstanding) AND the said Gregory Alston for himself his Heirs etc and for every one of them covenanteth & granteth to & with the said Mary Lincolne her Heirs etc by these presents? in manner following (that is to say) That he the sd Gregory Alston his Heirs etc or some or one of them shall and will well and truly pay or cause to be paid unto the sd Mary Lincolne her Heirs etc or some or one of them the aforesaidsaid sume of five pounds & three shillings and every part thereof at the time and place aforementioned for payment of the of the same according to the true intent & meaning of these presents. AND further in case of default of or in the payment of the aforesaid sume of five pounds three shillings or any part thereof at the time and place aforementioned for payment of ye same happen to be made then and from and after such default . . . . . the sd Gregory Alston and the heirs and all and every other person and persons claiming or to claim? The said persons then . . . . . or any . . . . . thereof by from or under him or his Heirs or by from or under the sd John Newman alo Jaggard and Will Chaplin or any of them shall or will (at the request and cost in the Law of the sd Mary Lincoln her Heirs etc) make doe acknowledge levy suffer and execute cause and procure to be made done acknowledged levied suffered & executed all such and such further and other assurance and assurances in the Law whatsoever for the further better more perfect and absolute assuring suremaking and confirming of the sd . . . . . with the . . . . . to . . . . . to the use of the sd Mary Lincolne her Heirs etc of her of their councell learned in the Laws of this Realme shall be reasonably devised or advise and required IN WITNESS whereof the parties first above named to these presents have interchangeably sett their hands and seals the day & year first above written
The Mark of Gregory Alston X
Ref Bury RO 391/6.12
Close ups of Indenture on Gregory's file
Gregory married Martha  [MRIN: 1796]. (Martha  was buried on 15 Nov 1723 in Edwardstone SFK.)
Gregory next married Alice BEACHAM of Lindsay  [MRIN: 1999], daughter of James BEACHAM of Lindsey SFK  and Unknown, on 29 Sep 1724 by Lic Arch Sudbury.
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