Rev Edward ALSTON 
- Christened: 20 Jun 1598, Semer SFK
- Marriage (1): Millicent WELLS  on 19 Jan 1625/26 in Brockley SFK
- Marriage (2): Faith LISTER  on 11 Jul 1639 in Alpheton SFK
- Died: Bef 1675
Alston Edward of Suffolk: pens. Queens Camb, Matric Easter 1615. (Perhaps son of William of Polstead.) LL.B. from Trinity Hall 1619. Incorp. at Oxford 1621. Ord. Priest (Peterb.) Mar 9 1622-3. Rector of Pentlow Essex 1623-45; sequestered; restored, 1660-75
ALSTON (EDWARD), LL.B., incorp. 10 July, 1621 (one of this name rector of Pentlow, Essex, 1623, from which he was sequestered 1645).
Fosters Alumni Oxoniensis 1891
Alstoniana Pg 348
Edward Alston settled at Pentlow, he was evicted from his living, (see Walker's "Sufferings of the Clergy"). Cresswell conjectured he was the" Edwardus Alston Suffolk Rector of Pentlow" mentioned in the Register of Queens Admissions 9 Feb 1614, from which his marriage details were obtained.
Annals of Nonconformity by David Essex Pg 442. Pentloe. The Rectory was sequestrated from Edward Alston. Alston recovered his living after the Restoration and retained it until he died before Dec. 1675.
COPY OF AN OLD LETTER.
Nr. Sudbury, Suffolk,
Nov. 17th 1862.
The information I have it in my power to give you respecting Edward Alston is but little. He appears to have been admitted to this Rectory per mort. Nicholas Wallys alias Wallies who died in the year 1625.
I find the following entry in an old Register.
Married 11 Jul 1639 Alpheton SFK - Edward Alston Rector of this parish widower, Faith Lister Daughter of Randolph Lister late Rector of Alpheton in Suffolk single
There is another entry
Edwardus Alston Quondam Rector
Hujus Ecclesiae Obiit Octogesimo Anno
Aetatis et sepultus fuit nono die
decembris Anno domini 1675 et tune
temporis incipit Georgius Carter
The above entry was no doubt made by George Carter who was the next Rector admitted.
Should I find any other record I will inform you.
Suffer me to apologize for unavoidable delay in replying to yours of the 7th instant.
Believe me, Dear Sir,
(Rev.) EDWD. BULL.
ESDAY v. ALSTON.
Bill, 17 May 1661, by Henry Esday of Pentlow, co. Essex, clerk, v. Edward Alston of Pentlowe, clerk.
About August 19 Chas. I. (1643/4) Edward Alston, as a scandalous minister, was sequestered from Pentlowe by the Committee for plundered ministers, and complainant was appointed to the living in April 1650, and officiated there until the recent act of 12 Chas. II. restoring ejected ministers.
Mitford. 325/120. 1661.
Alstoniana Pg 203
Cresswell notes this suit relates solely to tithes but indicates Edward was reinstated at the Restoration.
ALSTON v ALSTON.
Bill, 7 Feb. 1634/35, by Edward Alston of Stanton, co. Suffolk, clerk, v. Joseph Alston  and Annie Alston . William Allston, late of Newton, co. Suffolk, gent. Orator's father, with the consent of his own father William Allston, took to wife Marryan, daughter of Richard Holeborough of Bulmare, co. Essex, gent., with whom he had a portion of L300, and by whom he had issue four sons, William, Ralph, the Orator, and Thomas., and two daughters, Margery and Elizabeth, all of them now living. About March 1615/16 Orator's grandfather delivered to his said son L40 for the benefit of Orator, then a lad of about 17, and took his bond to one Peter Allston, Orator's uncle, for payment of the same to Orator when 21; his grandfather shortly after gave Orator L100, which he also delivered into, his said father's hands, until he should be 21.
Orator's grandfather and mother afterwards died, and about 27 years since Orator's father did intermarry with Anne, his second wife, and now widdow, who brought him no portion that
could be any advancement to his issue, only an estate in lands during her own life, of some L30 or L40 per annum ; by whom he had issue Joseph Allston, her eldest son, and other children. Now the said Anne, being of a subtle wit, and taking advantage of her husband's facile and inclinable disposition, and propounding to herself to draw her husband's whole estate, both his lands (being clearly worth to be let L200 per ann.) and also his personal estate of the value of L3000, to herself and her children, did from time to time labour to work a dislike between her said husband and his children by his first wife, and in combination with her said son Joseph did from time to time suggest sundry untruth concerning the other children, so as to work a displeasure and hardness in him towards them ; and Orator's father was thereby drawn to scant and shorten the allowances he had formerly made them, inasmuch as your Orator, living then in the University of Cambridge, could have no supplies of money for meat or apparel, unless he would first become bound to his father for repayment of it, and it was agreed it should be discounted from the sums abovesaid, in his father's hands. After which your Orator falling in a treaty of marriage with Millisent, daughter of Simon Wells, D.D., your Orator's father approving thereof did promise the said Dr. Wells to give his son L300 on the marriage; and promised Orator in private, without the privity of the said Anne, another L100.
Whereupon the marriage took place, but Anne and Joseph so worked upon Orator's father that neither the L300 nor the L100 were paid ; and the Orator, to have means of livelihood was driven to take a farm of L40 a year in Foxearth, co. Essex; and Orator's father became bound with him to one John Haward, his lessor, for the payment of the rent, whilst Orator gave his father a counter-bond. Anne and Joseph wrought upon the said William in the making of his will, shortly after making of which he died, in Nov. 1633. Joseph proved the will and has possessed himself of the whole estate, and now demands sums alleged to be forteit under the bond, though Orator's father granted him a full; and also pretends that his father gave a bond of L3000 in the Court of Wards and Liveries, upon the grant of the wardship of John Allston , eldest son of Edward Allston of Boxford, which recognisance the said Joseph now alleges to be forfeit, and that he has not assets in his hands sufficient to pay it.
Defendants in their answer say that the said Marian's marriage portion was not above L100 ; they know nothing about the sums of money given to Orator by his grandfather.
William and Anne had issue 5 other children beside Joseph.
They deny the charges of undue influence &c. &c.
The bond in the Court of Wards and Liveries was given on behalf of one Peter Allston.
Mitford. 38/26. 1634/5
Alstoniana Pg 272
ALSTON v. SIR GEORGE KEMP, Bt. & another.
Chancery Depositions. Eliz.- Chas. A. 5. (7.)
Depositions taken in the suit of Edward Alston v. George Kemp Bart,, and Thomas Jernegan.
Writ dated 20 February 2 Charles I. 1627/28
The suit is brought respecting a lease of the Rectory of Pentlow, co. Essex.
William Crisall of Pentlow says Complainant receives L10 per ann. from defendant Jernegan for serving the cure of Pentlow, and he has heard complainant has been very negligent.
(No light is thrown on the history of Edward Alston)
Alstoniana Pg 170
ALSTON v KEMP & others
Chancery Proceedings. Charles 1. A. 32/21.
Answer dated 20 April 1647, of John Kempe, Esq., one of the defendants to the complaint of Edward Alston, clerk, respecting lease of the Rectory of Pentlowe, bequeathed to defendant by his father, and since disposed of.
Alstoniana Pg 174.
Edward Alston's family has been based on information from this suit (2004)
See attached sources.
Edward married Millicent WELLS  [MRIN: 939], daughter of Simon WELLS D.D.  and Elizabeth BOWNESS , on 19 Jan 1625/26 in Brockley SFK. (Millicent WELLS  was born in Wymondham NFK and was buried on 24 Mar 1634/35 in Stanton SFK.)
Edward next married Faith LISTER  [MRIN: 941], daughter of Randolph LISTER Rector of Alpheton.  and Unknown, on 11 Jul 1639 in Alpheton SFK.
Boyds puts marriage at Pentlow