Edward ALSTON of Boxford Gent 
- Born: Abt 1629
- Marriage (1): Catherine SMITH  in 1654 in All Saints Colchester ESS
- Died: 1694 aged about 65
Placement here is quite uncertain Ref Pg 371 Alstoniana and see Edward Alston 
In 1675 an Edward Alston bought a book for the records of the Boxford Parish Overseers, an Edward Alston is mentioned frequently as is Joseph Alston.
SUFFOLK POLL, 1702.
A Edward Alston voted for Ld. Dysart and Sr. Rob. Davers.
Joseph Alston ditto
Edward is reimbursed for rent for Mrs Bird 1696, the Widow Cole , cloth (36 yards in 1693) over many years
Bury St Edmunds Quarter Sessions.
24 April 1699.
Edward Alston - Whereas there is due to Mr Alston, late one of the Overseers of the poore of the Parish of Boxford in this County the sum of 5* (L?) on account of money dispersed for the poore which the present Overseers of the poore there neglect or refuse to pay. This Court therefore order the present Overseers of Boxford aforesaid to pay the said . . . . . Alston the said sum of 5* due on the . . . . . aforesaid or else be esteemed in contempt of this Court.
Copy on file 2003.
An Edward Alston of Edwardstone [6007?] rode his horse in the Edwardstone Church in 1637 offered to pay 20 marks towards repairs of St Pauls Church Covent Garden as a paeance.
1674 Hearth Tax:
Mr Alston of Boxford 6 hearths
Birth and marriage links are conjectural (2002)
Ref PRO PROB 4/19657 Will ? 23 Jun 1694 search
Essex Record Office D/DC/5/7
Dates of Creation 11 Feb., 1685/6
Scope and Content Marriage settlement, for L400. (i) Stilleman of Colchester, grocer, to (ii) Edward Alston of Boxford (co. Suff.), clothier, and Jn. Stilleman of Colchester, woolendraper, on marriage of (i) to (iii) Dorothy Alston of Capital messuage divided into six small tenements in Angel Lane, alias Weststockwell Street in Parish of St. Martin, Colchester, in occupation on Jn. Horne, Richard Sidy, Jn. Godard, Jn. Raby and Hy. S. Stored at E.R.O. Colchester Branch
See Dorothy Alston 
THE WILL of EDWARD ALLSTON of BOXFORD
Dated 10 April 1694
The will of Edward Allston of Boxford co. Suffolk gent.
I give to Anne Alston and her heirs daughter of my nephew Edward Alston a messuage or tenement with the lands, and appurtenances thereto belonging, also another tenement in Boxford, also the sum of L100 the bed and all the
of Boxford furniture of the kitchen chamber as it now stands, two large fruit silver dishes, 2 silver spoons, half of the odd money, half of the old gold, half of the Edward money which my wife left me.
I give to my kinsman Edward Alston all the rest of my messuage, lands, tenement, and hereditaments in Boxford, Groton and Assington co. Suffolk with remainder to his son and his heirs, also to said Edward, son of my nephew Edward Alston L100 also L40 to bind him apprentice
I give to Katherine and Milicent Alston daughters of my nephew Edward L100 each
to Elizabeth another daughter of said Edward L20
to Thomas Alston of Chelsey Esq. L5 for mourning
to Mr. Mathew Isaack of Boxford my loving friends L5 for mourning
to Mrs. Alice Riddlesdale of Boxford widow L5 for mourning
to Mr. John Warren Minister of Boxford L10 for mourning
to the feoffees of the school of Bedford L5
to my old servant John Heyward L40
to my old servant Robert Gibbens 20/- also my Shermans shopstuff as it now stands
to Madam Elston (Alston?) of Edwardston a guinea for rings
to Mr. Richard Wareing of Groton a guinea for rings
to Mr. Joseph Elston (Alston) of Boxford a guinea for rings
the poor of Boxford L10
I give an annuity of 40/- to Mary Anderton also the sum of 20/-
The residue of my property I give to my said nephew Edward Alston whom I make sole executor
The mark of EDWARD ALLSTON
Witnesses: Joseph Leppingwell, John Duckitt, Anthony Bane.
Proved: 23 June 1694 by Edward Alston executor named in will.
Page 126 Alstoniana. Cresswell ponders is this Edward, son of Thomas, second son of Edward Alston, of Sudbury and Edwardston 
PROB 11/420/390 Full copy on this file
ON A BRASS PLATE.
[Here lieth the body of Edward
Allston, whoe deceased the 22
of January, 1617,]
Here lyeth interred the body
of Edward Alston, Gent.
who as he enjoyed the same name
and dwelling of one of his Ancestors
soe he chose the same grave,
He departed this life March
1694 Anno AEtatis suce--
Gloriosam una expectans
Alstoniana Page 252
In 1870-72, John Goring's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Boxford like this:
"BOXFORD, a village and a parish in Gosford district, Suffolk. The village stands on an affluent of the river Stour, 41/2 miles WSW of Hadleigh r. station, and 6 ESE of Sudbury; and has a post officeć under Colchester, and fairs on Easter Monday and 21 Dec.-The parish includes also the hamlet of Hadleigh. Acres, 1,820. Real property, L.4,174. Pop., 986. Houses, 236. The property is subdivided. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely. Value, L.710.* Patron, the Crown. The church is good; and there are an Independent chapel, an endowed grammar school, and charities L.58. "
1. Edward Alston, 1675, of Boxford. Parish of Boxford books courtesy Suffolk Archives FBA77/A1/1
Book on left was bought for the Parish by Edward
Edward married Catherine SMITH  [MRIN: 1673] in 1654 in All Saints Colchester ESS. (Catherine SMITH  died on 31 Oct 1690 and was buried in Boxford SFK.)