Edmund BRIGHT Gent of Mildenhall & Bury 
- Christened: 6 Apr 1600, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
- Marriage (1): Susan ALSTON  on 10 Oct 1632 in Woolpit SFK
- Died: Bef 9 Jan 1657/58
BRIGHT v. ALSTON.
Bill, 14 April 1646, by Edmond Bright of Mildenhall, co. Suffolk, a gent. V. Mary Alston, widow, James Withe, and others.
One Joseph Alston of Washingbrooke, Suffolk, decd., was seised of the manor of Shelland, and freehold lands in Boxted &c., besides copyhold tenements held of several manors, and a great personal estate in money and plate &c. He had issue only two daughters, Mary and Susan, and had no brothers, but three sisters, Anne, Susan and Bridget. Anne was married to Mr. Wells, clerk, by whom she had issue a son and a daughter now living ; and at the death of the said Wells, she was married to one Mr. Paine, since dead, by whom she had issue a son now living. Susan was married to complainant, by whom she had issue a son since dead. By his will the said Joseph left bequests to the children of complainant and the said Susan, besides bequests to the children of the said Anne
and Bridget. But Mary Alston, his widow, pretends that, a few days before his death, Joseph made another will by which he left but L20 apiece to the said children ; a year after Joseph's death complainant searched in the Registry at Norwich but could find no such will proved.
Answer of Mary Alston and Thomas Lilly (signed by both) 8 May 1646.
Joseph Alston made a will about 6 months before his death, the provisions of which are unknown to the said Mary, because, when he offered to read it to her, she could not bear to hear it read ; a few days before his death, viz. about 18 December 1643, he made the will which the complainant disputes.
Thomas Lilly was the said Joseph's servant, and attended upon him in his sickness, and witnessed the will made a few days before his death.
Collins 16 1646
BRIGHT V. ALSTONE & others.
Bill, 24 April 1646, by Edmund Bright of Mildenhall, Suffolk, gent., v. Mary Alston, widow, James Withe, John Arnold, ,John Harwell, Thomas Lilly, Augustin Parker, Lawrence Whiting, Peter Alston and Edward Brasier.
Edmund Bright was husband of Susan Alston, deceased, sister of Joseph Alston decd. ; the suit is to recover legacies under the will of the said Joseph.
Mitford. 110/10 1640.
Alstoniana Pg 198
Edmund's will was proved PCC 9 Jan 1658, his issue a son being dead.
Edmund married Susan ALSTON  [MRIN: 1003], daughter of Edward ALSTON of Boxford  and Anne ARDLEY , on 10 Oct 1632 in Woolpit SFK. (Susan ALSTON  was christened on 26 Oct 1609 in Boxford SFK and died before 19 Dec 1643.)