John ALSTON The Younger 
- Born: Stisted ESS
- Christened: 21 Feb 1604/05, St Ethelbert and All Saints Belchamp Otten ESS
- Marriage (1): Joanna MALTWOOD  on 28 Sep 1637 in Bocking St Mary ESS
- Died: 1658 aged 53
- Buried: 20 Sep 1658, Milles
Belchamp Otten St Ethelbert & All Saints Baptism Date 21 Feb 1604/5 Forename John Sex M Father Forename John Father Surname ALLSTON
Notes Seax D-P 214-1-1 File Number 20898
Ref: Free Reg (M Terbrack 2013)
John was aged under 18 as a legatee under his grandfathers will dated 31 May 1616
30 March 1654 - John Alston son & Heir of John Alston holds Gt Wrights, Bakers, Colliers Grove, Wrights Laye.
Ref. Manor of Prayors alias Bourne Hall ESS
Milles was the name of the Manor house at Stisted & had a Court Baron, the Mansion House was a half mile South East from the Church of Stistead. The manor was part of the manor of Stanstead Hall in Halstead, and extended into Stistead & Pattiswick. in old Court Rolls it is stiled the hamlet of Stistead & had a leet & Constable but long since it was united to Halstead
Burial date from the Stisted Parish Register searched by Golding, alternative date unsourced 8 Oct 1658
See rates dispute under brother Henry's notes.
Essex Record Office Q/SR 215/49,87,123 Q/SR 219/44,54,91
SESSIONS ROLLS MICHAELMAS 1616 - 1617
1616 Aug 5: John Allston, Lestrange Alston, both yeomen of Sible Hedingham, and others, did at Sible Hedingham, riotously assembled with staves and pitchforks, and broke into a close owned by Thomas Biggs, assaulted William Harker and Walter Priestwood, and stole "2 cockes of pease" worth 10/-
1616 Aug 10:Walter Priestwood, tailor of Castle Hedingham, to keep the peace towards John Alston.
1616 Sept: It was found at the Sessions that on the 5th Aug the above had committed an unlawful act.
1617 Aug 10: John Taule to keep the peace towards John Allston yeoman of Sible Hedingham. Also the said John Allston to keep the peace towards Walter Priestwood.
1617 Sept 1: William Priestwood of Castle Hedingham struck Lestrange Alston on the arm at Castle Hedingham. Also John Taule, weaver of Sible Hedingham, struck Lestrange Alston and 2 or 3 days later also struck his brother Matthew Allston.
Essex Record Office Q/SR 219/112
SESSIONS ROLLS MICHAELMAS 1617
Dates of Creation 10Aug.1617.
Scope and Content: Recognizances of Rob.Smyth, John Alston and "Sranges" Alston, all of Sible Redingham; Smyth to keep the peace towards Walter Pristwood, William Browne and John Tall.(As in 54,91).
Essex Record Office Q/SR 219/113
SESSIONS ROLLS MICHAELMAS 1617
Dates of Creation 10 Aug.1617.
Scope and Content Recognizances of rob. Smyth, John Alston and "Strangue" Alston; John to keep the peace towards Pristwood, Browne and Tell (as in 112).
John Alston of Stisted was buried the eighth day of October 1658.
Ref: Stisted Register (somewhat illegible)
WILL JOHN ALSTON OF STISTED. Gent.
8th September 1658.
To my son John all my lands called Colurds, Wrights & Nottalls in occupation of Joseph Roote and Richard Gawrode in Sible Hemingham.
To my wife Johanne for life the profits of the rest of the lands and tenements towards the education of my three daughters Mary Johanne and Elizabeth, and to pay them L100 each at their ages of 21 years.
Should my wife die before that time, then my son John to pay my said daughters, and also L100 each more at their ages of 24 years.
To my said John after his mothers decease all my lands and tenements in Toppesfield, Sible Hemingham and Weathersfield.
Rest of my goods to my wife my executrix.
Witnesses: Henry Alston, Elizabeth Alston.
Proved London 24th November 1658 by Johanna Alston, relict.
Ref. ESS PRO 929.3 Deanery of Bocking. Wooton 591.
Ref Pg 297 Alstoniana.
Copy of Will on this file.
See attached sources.
John married Joanna MALTWOOD  [MRIN: 1057] on 28 Sep 1637 in Bocking St Mary ESS. (Joanna MALTWOOD  was buried on 23 Apr 1688 in St Andrew Earls Coln ESS.)