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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]
William ALSTON of Walter Belchamp ESS [2805]
(1582-Abt 1648)


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1. Mary PARKE [3433]

William ALSTON of Walter Belchamp ESS [2805]

  • Born: 1582, Edwardstone SFK
  • Marriage (1): Mary PARKE [3433] about 19 Jan 1606/07
  • Died: Abt 1648 aged about 66

bullet  General Notes:

That William was baptised 1582 is conjectural as no parents names are on the record.

William his wife and family were legatees under his mothers Will 1625, which named his residence as Water Belchamp ESS.

He was left lands and tithes by his brother Samuel in Edwardstone, Great & Little Waldingfield.

GREENE v. ALSTON & Another.
Gg. 9/5.1600/1.
Bill, dated 23 January 1600/01 by Peter Greene of Sudbury, co. Suffolk, v. William Alstone and Edward Newman.
About 3 years since complainant became surety with others for the debt of one Edmond Cotton, of Tilbury, co. Essex, gent., to the defendant William Alstone of Belchampe Otten, in the said county, yeoman. Cotton being a man of substance, complainant believed after sundry enquiries that the debt was discharged; but Alstone, "being a man greedy and desirous of gain," did not press for payment actually until Cotton, by reason of this and numerous other debts, had absented himself out of the country, and so could make no answer on complainant's behalf.
Defendant has confederated with one Edward Newman, a scrivener, and the suit is brought for redress against effects of this conspiracy.
Alstoniana Page 196

Chancery B. and A. James I. A. 6. (38.)
Bill dated 10 May 1624, by Isaack Alston of Edwardstone, co. Suffolk, yeoman V. William Alston of Water Belchamp, co. Essex, yeoman, brother of the said Isaack.
About 3 years since differences arose between the said Isaac and William touching surrender to be made by William to Isaac of the former's lease of the rectories and tithes of Edwardston and Little Waldingfield, formerly demised to William by the said Isaac and Thomas Alston, his father.
Dispute with his brother, see Isaac [2803]. The differences were submitted to arbitration, and the suit is brought for remedy against defendant's susequent proceedings therein.
Alstoniana Pg 169

Chancery B. and A. Charles I. A. 4. (39.)
Bill, dated 8 May 1632, by William Alston of Water Belchampe, co. Essex, yeoman, v. Robert Bragge, of Bulmer, executor of Robert Parke of the said place, yeoman.
The said Robert Parke by his will bequeathed to Orator a piece of hopground and meadow, charged with an annuity of 40s. to testator's daughter Joane, then wife of Thomas Browne. This annuity has several times been paid, at Orator's house, the said Joane Browne often coming thither, by reason Orator hath married her sister.
The said Robert Bragge and others now confederate to cause forfeiture of a bond respecting the said payment entered
into by Orator, because the payments have not been made at St. Peter's church, Sudbury, as provided in the will.
Alstoniana Pg 171

On the 15th August 1648, Letters of administration to the effects of William Alston of Water Belchamp, in Essex were granted to Robert Finch and his wife Mary, daughter of the said William.

An inquisition post mortem taken at Ispwich 5th October,18,Jac I (1621?) on the death of his father Thomas recites a feoffment dated 19th January, 4, Jas. I (1607) of the marriage of William with Mary, the daughter of Robert Parke, and that the marriage took place. William is also mentioned in his brother Samuel's will dated 22nd April 1631.

bullet  Research Notes:

Water Belchampe & Belchampe Otten are adjoining villages.


William married Mary PARKE [3433] [MRIN: 1163], daughter of Robert PARKE [3434] and Unknown, about 19 Jan 1606/07.

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