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Edward ALSTON Lord of Sayham [2795]
Elizabeth COLEMAN [2810]
(-Abt 1590)
Thomas GOSSE [2809]
Thomas ALSTON of Edwardstone [945]
(Abt 1554-1614)
Susanna GOSSE of Waldingfield [2796]
Thomas ALSTON [2801]


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Elizabeth WEST [3431]

Thomas ALSTON [2801]

  • Christened: 1580, Edwardstone SFK
  • Marriage: Elizabeth WEST [3431] about 1597 in Newton SFK
  • Died: 29 Sep 1611 aged 31
  • Buried: 30 Sep 1611, Assington SFK

bullet  General Notes:

Thomas died intestate, administration granted to Elizabeth his widow (Arch Sudb) 10 Oct 1611.
Lay Subsidy Roll Assington 1600 - Thomas Alston Jnr assessed goods 60/- tax 5/-.

Inquisition Post Mortem:
Ser. ii, Vol. 323, Inquisition taken at Bungay,
7 November 9 James i. (1611) No. 28.
The jury say that one Thomas Alston, semor, and the said Thomas Alston, junior, were seised in their demesne
as of fee in a messuage called Clarbecks alias Ozrells, in Assington, co. Suffolk, and in another messuage (called Hoppers) and in various pacels of land there; by their deed of feoffment, dated 4 January 5 James i. (1608) they conveyed the property to William Weekes, gent., and Robert Fare, in trust to the use of the said Thomas Alston, junior, and Elizabeth, his wife, in tail.
Thomas Alston died 29 September, last past (1611), leaving Elizabeth, his widow, still surviving, and Thomas Alston, his son and heir, aged 2 years, 5 months and 3 weeks at his father's death.
The two messuages are held of John Gurden, Esq., as of his manor of Assington; parcels of land called Kempsters and Thurbury croft are held of the King as of his honor of Clare.
Alstoniana pg 258

The Newton Parish Registers are silent on any family to Thomas and Elizabeth West; John, Mary, Jane, Dorothy, and Ellen are not mentioned in Alstoniana, only on the IGI?

bullet  Research Notes:

See attached sources.


Thomas married Elizabeth WEST [3431] [MRIN: 1162], daughter of John WEST of St Dunstan East [24920] and Catherine LAYIT [24921], about 1597 in Newton SFK. (Elizabeth WEST [3431] was christened on 4 Apr 1586 and died Living 1603.)

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