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Edward ALSTON Lord of Sayham [2795]
Elizabeth COLEMAN [2810]
(-Abt 1590)
Miss BENDLOWES [2816]
Thomas ALSTON of Edwardstone [945]
(Abt 1554-1614)
Dorothy HOLMSTEAD [2672]
Thomas ALSTON [2798]


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1. Elizabeth PRETTYMAN. [31207]

Thomas ALSTON [2798]

  • Marriage (1): Elizabeth PRETTYMAN. [31207] on 4 Feb 1593/94 in Bacton SFK
  • Died: 14 Jul 1604

bullet  General Notes:

Thomas Alston
Marriage year1594
Spouse's first name(s)Elz
Spouse's last namePrettiman
PlaceBacton Suffolk
England, Boyd's Marriage Indexes, 1538-1850

Inquisition taken at Great Dunmow, co. Essex, 29 September 12 James i. (1614)
Ser. ii, Vol. 342, No. 99. co Essex
The jury say that one Dorothy Holmested, mother of the said Thomas Alston, was seised of a moiety of the rectory, and advowson of the vicarage of Great Maplested, co. Essex. She afterwards married Thomas Alston, father of the aforesaid Thomas, who was their eldest son. She died 3 April 21 Elizabeth (1579); her husband survived till 3 May last (1614).
Thomas Alston junior died 14 July 2 James i. (1604).
Thomas Alston, his son and heir, is now 17 year 6 months and 17 days old.
The rectory, &c., is held of the crown in chief (held of the King "in capite" by Knight's Service).
Alstoniana pg 258

The 3 July 1604 Thoms Alston the younger died. He left 5 children born and his wife great with the 6th. The inventory of his goods came to - 304-4-8
Diary of Adam Winthrop

Several of Thomas's daughters were mentioned in their Step Grandmothers will dated 24-25 Jan 1625-6, which is rather ambiguous in its transcribed form. However the IGI has ascribed them with John, to Thomas and Elizabeth West. Matter needs more research.


Thomas spouse unknown Elizabeth PRETTYMAN. [31207] [MRIN: 1071], daughter of John PRETTYMAN. [31218] and Rachel HARWELL [31219], on 4 Feb 1593/94 in Bacton SFK. (Elizabeth PRETTYMAN. [31207] was born in 1571 in Bacton SFK.)

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