Samuel ALSTON of Marlsford 
- Christened: 1630, Woodbridge SFK
- Marriage (1): Elizabeth MANN  on 9 May 1650 in Marlesford SFK
- Marriage (2): Frances WYTHE  on 26 Sep 1661 in Marlesford SFK
- Marriage (3): Alice NICHOLSON  about 1665 in Marlesford SFK
- Buried: 21 Dec 1675, Marlesford SFK
Samuel was aged 11 on 10 Jan 17th Charles 1 (1641/2). He resided at Marlesford, was a Justice of the Peace and a Major of the Militia 1667. He was sometime Trustee of Sir W Devereux's gift eg 1676. His will was dated 15 Dec 1675 proved PCC 20 June 1676.
Samuel Aston of Marlesford was assessed for tax on 12 hearths in 1666.
Samuel Alston of Marlesford was assessed for tax on 12 hearths in 1674.
Samual Alston was a magistrate for the county, &c., Major in Militia in 1667 in the encounter with the Dutch at Felixstowe he died and was buried at Marlesford. Saml. his only son sold the estate (the paternal one) to Sir Philip Skippon, and his descendants removed to Bramford near Ipswich.
Alstoniana Pg 368
Marlsford Parish Records. Ipswick R.O. Ref. FC 117
Devereux' Charity. ref. FC 117/L1
(27?) April 1676. Deed; Thomas Dade of Tannington, to Thomas Smith, gent., Samuel Alston, gent; Thomas Ewen, gent., Henry Ewen, gent., Henry Pottle, tanner. ref. FC 117/L1/2
28 March 1677. Deed appointing Simon Dove, Lord of the Manor of Marlesford, Edmund Dove, his son, Thomas Smith of Marlesford, gent., Samuel Alston, gent., James Goodwyn, gent., Thomas Ewen, gent., Henry Ewen, gent., Philip Crapnell, yeoman, and Henry Pottle, tanner, feoffees of Sir Walter Deverex' Charity. ref. FC 117/L1/3
2nd April 1717. Deed of feoffment - Samuel Alston of Coddenham, gent., to Simon Dove of Bramford, gent., William Alston of London, gent, John Dawson of Saxmundham, gent., John Goodwyn of Leiston, gent., and Ralph Cotton of Marlesford, gent., charity money left by Sir Walter Devereux for use of parish. ref. FC 117/L1/4
FOSTER v. ALSTON.
Bill, 28 June 1653, by Thomas Foster of Marlesford, co, Suffolk, esq., v. Samuel Alston of the same place, gent.
About 4 years past complainant entered into a bond to pay L180 to the defendant, who then dwelt at Ipswich, which bond the defendant entrusted to one Edmund Colman of Ipswich, gent., cousin german to the said Samuel and to Orator's wife. Alston has now fraudulently obtained the bond from Colman, and refuses to give complainant any satisfaction for all the money now paid to Colman for his use.
Mitford, 103/79. 1653.
Alstoniana Pg 201
THE WILL OF SAMUEL ALSTON OF MARLESFORD SFK. Esq.
Dated 15 Dec 1675
I give to my welbeloved wife Alice my messuage wherein I now dwell and appurtenances in Marlesford, with the lands, tenements meadows feedings thereto belonging, another tenement with the lands belonging, also in Marlesford and all other my copy and freehold lands in Marlesford with remainder to my son Samuel
I give to my daughter Elizabeth my lands and tenements in Framesdon and Creatingham, co. Suffolk also an annuity of L24 arising from certain lands and tenements in Ipswich
I desire my wife to sell my lands and tenements in Aspall, Stonham and Debenham co. Suffolk and to pay the mortgage thereon to my friend Mr Jordon -any overplus arising from the sale, I give to my wife desiring her to be good to my children, especially to my daughter Alice.
I desire my son Samuel to give a release to my wife of any claim he has to the lands in Aspall Stonham and Debenham should he refuse to do this I give to my wife and her heirs certain lands in Marlesford called Drylands, containing about
50 acres being part of the farm I now live in - and the bequest to my son Samuel to be void.
All my personal estate I give to my wife and desire her to pay my debts and appoint her sole executrix
I appoint John Barker of Wickham Market, Suffolk gent. supervisor of this my will.
I desire my children to act dutifully towards their mother and my son to stay with his master during the time contracted for, that he may acquire the Profession he is bound unto
The legacies and bequests to my wife to be in lieu of her Dower or Thirds -
(Signed) SAM. ALSTON
Witnesses: TO: Pulham, James Mawling, Edm. Jordan.
Proved: 20 June 1676 by Alice Alston relict and executrix named in will
Ref. Bence 113.
See attached sources.
Samuel married Elizabeth MANN  [MRIN: 983], daughter of Edward MANN of Ipswich  and Elizabeth BROOKE , on 9 May 1650 in Marlesford SFK. (Elizabeth MANN  was christened on 5 Mar 1619/20 in St Mary Quay Ipswich.)
Samuel next married Frances WYTHE  [MRIN: 1928] on 26 Sep 1661 in Marlesford SFK.
Samuel next married Alice NICHOLSON  [MRIN: 985], daughter of Francis NICHOLSON Esq. of Chapelle ESS  and Unknown, about 1665 in Marlesford SFK. (Alice NICHOLSON  was buried on 10 Oct 1686 in Marlesford SFK.)