Edward ALSTON 
- Christened: 29 May 1621, Newton Nr Sudbury SFK
- Marriage (1): Mary WEATHERALL  on 1 Nov 1642 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK
- Marriage (2): Anne THOROGOOD of Wormingford ESS  in 1653
- Buried: 21 Apr 1690, Newton Nr Sudbury SFK
Edward was mentioned for 40/-, but not by name in his Uncle Isaac's will 20 May 1625.
GRANGE v. ALSTONE.
Bill, 23 November 1646, by William Grange of Nayland, co. Suffolk,.yeoman, and Frances his wife, sole daughter
and heir of William Garnham, late of Newton, Suffolk, clerk, and Alice his wife, v. Edward Alston of Newton aforesaid, gent.
Alston has got into his hands the evidences of a certain messuage &c. in Newton, the inheritance of the complainant Frances whom he thus has found means to disinherit.
Mitford 110/100 1646
Placement against this Edward Alston is uncertain - 2004
THE WILL of EDWARD ALSTON Gent.
Dated 18th November 1680 (32nd Charles II)
In good and perfect memory, but withall considering the frail and sudden change and condition of this present life, do make this my last will &c. I humbly bequeath my soul into the hands of God &c and my body I commit to the earth to be decently buried by my executor.
To Ann my dear wife, my tenement yeards &c in possession of George Sturgeon, also a tenement and yards occupied by John Smith, also a tenement with a piece of ground formerly a hop ground in possession of Edward Beard, also tenements in possession of Jonathan Kettle and 2 tenements next a lane called Rotten Row and sundry other tenements occupied by various widows, also a piece of land called Newton house field (13 acres) and a little tenement upon it, which said piece of land with the tenement was the jointure of my wife Ann, all in Newton aforesaid, All which I give to my wife for her life and then to my son Isaac Alston and his heirs for ever.
Also to said wife, piece of land planted with fruit trees next my barn and stable belonging to my mansion house (3 roods) for life and then to my son 'Edward' and his heirs for ever. Wife (while a widow) to have sole use of rooms in the house I live in and also a house newly set up in the woodyard near my brother Samuel Alston's croft, to lay wood in, If she remarries use of said rooms to go to son Edward and his heirs.
To Ann my wife L5 and bed bedstead bedding &c and all furniture in parlour chamber, three sons Isaac, Samuel, and 'Edmond' My eldest son 'Edward' copyhold messuage in Newton called Brookes held of Manor of Newton Hall in Newton and also copyholds in Manor of Butlers in Newton aforesaid, and lands in Mr Gurdons manor in Assington and my messuage in Assington now in possession of Robert Waterbury, also my lands in Boxford and Groton in possession of John Leppingwell and all other lands except these given to my wife and son Isaac, said son Edward out of these lands to pay son Samuel Alston L150 at 24 years of age and to son Edmund Alston L80 at 24 and to son Thomas L50 at 21. Said son Edward also to pay to my sons-in-law William Cock of Sudbury L100 which I am engaged to pay upon bond, on his marriage with Susan his wife.
Also to satisfy a mortgage of L150 to Joseph Brand of Edwardstone Esq. deceased of Boxford and Groton land and also a mortgage for L50 to Abraham Snelling of Great Waldingfield on Fryers meadow in Sudbury, and also pay L300 to my son-in-law Andrews of Sudbury on a mortgage on Newton lands also to Ann Ray of Assington L10 due upon a bond.
Also to cousin William Curd L5 and Mr. John Hinde L6 To my very loving kinsman Mr. Thomas Alston 10/- for a ring To poor of Newton 20/- Appoint my eldest son Edward Alston to be executor and hope he will show much love and kindness to his mother, brothers and sisters and if he refuse to take the executorhsip, I give all my messuages &c given to son Edward to my son Isaac, except such as I settled upon son Edward on his marriage and son Isaac to be my executor.
To my son Isaac all personal estate
Signed: Edward Alston.
Witnesses: Thomas Alston, Samuel Alston, Dorothy Heron, Johnathon Andrews.
Proved at Norwich 21st June 1690 by Edward Alston son and executor.
Consistory Court of Norwich 1690 - No. 75
"Armorial Seal. Crest a Crescent. Arms. Azure, 10 estoiles or 4 3 2 and 1
1664 Hearth Tax:
Edward Alston of Newton: - Hearths
1674 Hearth Tax:
Edward Alston of Newton: 6 Hearths
Norfolk Record Office: Diocese of Norwich, Probate Inventories [DN/INV61A - DN/INV70]
DIOCESE OF NORWICH, PROBATE INVENTORIES
Catalogue Ref. DN
Church of England, Diocese of Norwich, Norfolk
FILE - Inventories exhibited in the two years from 26 March 1690, numbered DN/INV65B/1-106, with original index. - ref. DN/INV65B - date: 1690 - 1692
item: Alston, Edward, Newton, S., gentleman - ref. DN/INV65B/12A - date: 1690 - 1692
Ref A2A placement unproven requires searching
Edward married Mary WEATHERALL  [MRIN: 1182], daughter of Rev Thomas WEATHERALL B.D.  and Maria DOMELAW , on 1 Nov 1642 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK. (Mary WEATHERALL  was born in 1624 in Hutton Sessey YKS, died on 11 Dec 1650 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK and was buried on 13 Dec 1650 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK.)
Edward next married Anne THOROGOOD of Wormingford ESS  [MRIN: 1184] in 1653. (Anne THOROGOOD of Wormingford ESS  was buried on 12 Sep 1689 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK.)