Sir Joseph ALSTON 3rd Bart 
- Marriage (1): Penelope EVELYN  on 23 Jan 1689/90
- Marriage (2): Charlotte MORDAUNT 
- Died: 1716, Bath SOM
- Buried: 29 Jan 1715/16, Long Ditton SRY
Sir Joseph of Bradwell Abbey was High Sheriff of Bucks 1702.
died Bath 1716.
Name: Joseph Alston
Occupation Given: armiger
Admission Date: 28/05/1688
Name: Sir Joseph Alston
Father/Son Relationship: son and heir apparent
Address: Bradwell Abbey Buckinghamshire
Inner Temple Admissions (2009)
Joseph Alston - Matric. Fellow commoner from Kings, Easter 1695 etc. (Burke, Ext. Bart.; G.E.C.)
Alston Sir Joseph, of Chelsea, 3rd Bt.
Shown as a Gentleman of the Privy Chamber, April 2 1690 and again on March 27 1691: LC.3.s (5),3.57 (d14) &
3.32 (121 &108 ). Buried Jan 29 1715/16: Burke, Ext. and Dor. Baronetcies.
WARNEFORD v. ALSTONE.
Bill, 17 November 1693, by Thomas Warneford, citizen and Haberdasher of London, v. Sir Joseph Alston, Edward Alston, Thomas Bickley and John Johnson.
In May 1670 Dame Rhoda Fairfax, of St. Martin's in the Fields, Middlesex, widow, leased to Sir Joseph Alston late of Chelsea, Middx, baronet, grandfather of the defendants Alston, deceased, one third part of that void place, laid waste by the dreadful fire which happened in London in 1666, whereon the George Inn formerly stood, and of another void place, where the messuage called " Mr. Alston's house " formerly stood, and of other adjoining land, all in Lombard Street, in the parish of St. Edmund the King, for a term of 61 years, at the yearly rent of L54 13s 4d.
At the same time Sir Kingsmill Lucy leased him one full third part of the said lands, from the expiration of a lease previously granted by Sir Richard Lucy and Dame Jane his wife in 1645, and Sir Rowland Litton and Dame Rebecca his wife, of Knebworth, granted him prolongation of a lease of the remaining third.
On the death of Sir Joseph (whose will is quoted) the property descended to his son Sir Joseph, who left part thereof, in accordance with father's will, to his son Isaac, with remainder in case of Isaac's death before the age of 21 (which was the case) to Isaac's brother Edward, one of the defendants.
Edward has alienated his share, and the suit is brought to get possession of the various deeds and insurance, which complainant says are being detained from him.
Reynardson 142/50 1693
Alstoniana Pg 213
ALSTON v. PICKERING.
The several answers, March 1697, of Nicholas Pickering and Thomas Batchellor to the complaint of Sir Joseph Alston, Bt.
They do not believe the other defendant Edward Alston sold property in Loughton, co. Bucks,, or in Lombard Street, London, to the Complainant, as alleged. Complainant's grandfather Sir Joseph Alston, may have bequeathed L100 to Joseph, eldest son of said Edward, and L200 to each of said Edward's children. Both these defendants have lent money to the said Edward (of Loughton, co. Bucks, Esq.), and complainant and the said Edward are
conspiring to defraud them of the security given them for repayment.
Hamilton 11/20 1697
Alstoniana Pg 188
SIR JOSEPH ALSTON v. ALFORD,
Chancery Proceedings before 1714, Bridges 98.
Bill, 11 June 1698, by Sir Joseph Ralston of Bradwell Abbey, co, Bucks. baronet, v. Philip Alford,
One Jeremy Chapman of London, coachmaker, was constantly employed by plaintiff to repair his coach and harness, and was paid sums of money from time to time upon account. Now Philip Alford, exor of said Chapman, claims payment again, as no receipts were given or taken.
Bridges 98 1698.
Alstoniana Pg 189
PRO C 5/98/2 Alston v. Alford: Buckingham 1698
may refer not searched 2007
ALSTON v. NORTH & Another.
Bill, 19 July 1698, by Sir Joseph Alston of Ditton, co. Surrey, Bart., v. Matthew North and William Marsh.
Relates merely to financial transactions between complainant and one Sir John Wittronge of Stanton, co. Bucks, decd.
Whittington 504 1698
Answer, 27 July 1698, of Matthew North to the complaint of Sir Joseph Alston, bart.
re the debt to Sir John Whittrong - Whittington, 504.
Whittington, 407 1698
Alstoniana Pg 189
GLYNN V. ALSTON.
Bill, 6 June 1700, by Sir William Glynne of Amersdon, co. Oxford, bart., Stephen Glynne Esq. and Sophia his wife, and William Glynne an infant, son of the said Sir William and heir of his mother Dame Mary Glynne deed., v. Sir Joseph Alston bart. and Dame Penelope his wife, Sir James Clarke, Robert Pocock clerk, Mary Hill and Edward Hill.
By his will dated 12 Oct. 3 Wm. and Mary, Sir Edward Evelyn, late of Long Ditton, co. Surrey, bart. left certain lands in Long Ditton and Thames Ditton to his two sons in law Sir William Glynne and Sir Joseph Alston, to Sir James Clarke of East Mounsey, Kt. and Robert Pocock of Long Ditton clerk, in trust to raise two sums of L1000 for his grandchildren Mary and Edward Hill, immediately after the death of his late deceased wife Dame Mary, after payment of which the lands were to be equally divided amongst his three daughters, the said Dame Mary, wife of Sir William Glynne, Dame Penelope Alston and the said Sophia Glynne. By some deed executed in his life time the said Sir Edward had conveyed the manor of Long Ditton to his daughter Penelope, her heirs and assigns, but the conveyance did not include the lands left in trust as abovesaid. But Sir Joseph and his wife contend they are parcel of the said manor, and refuse to allow inspection of deeds &c., which would prove the fact.
In his answer Sir Joseph Alston says the lands in question formed part of the settlement made by Sir Edward Evelyn on the marriage of his daughter Penelope.
Bridges 219, Glynne v. Alston, is Sir Joseph's further answer to the above.
Bridges. 306. 1700.
GLYNNE v. ALSTON.
Bill, 24 May 1701, by the same parties as in Bridges 306 v. Sir Joseph and Dame Penelope Alston, Joseph Alston Esq., Evelyn, Penelope, Cornelius and Sophia Alston their children, Sir James Clarke, Robert Pococke and Alexander Clarke.
The deed settling the manor of Long Ditton on the said Sir Joseph and Penelope, then his intended wife, was made 7 June 1690.
Since Sir Edward Evelyn's death, viz,, in 1692 and again in 1699, Sir Joseph Alston joined with the other trustees
in executing deeds with regard to the land he now claims as parcel of the manor of Long Ditton.
(For the rest the bill is in the same tenor as that in Glynne v. Alston. Bridges 306. q.v.
Bridges, 312. 1701.
GLYNNE v. ALSTON.
Depositions in the suit in B. & A. Bridges, 555 g.v.
There is no Alstone information at all ; the only deponent whose evidence is here preserved is Sir Brocas Gardiner of Roth Court, Wants, bart.
Bridges, 565. 1701?
Alstoniana Pg 215
ALSTON v. ALSTON.
Reynardson. 301/1. 1704/5
Bill, 31 January 1705, by Sir Joseph Alston of Bradwell Abbey, co. Bucks., executor of the will of Sir Joseph
Alston, his late father, and Dame Elizabeth Alston, relict and executrix of the said Sir Joseph, who was the only surviving executor of Sir Joseph Alston, Bt., aforetime Joseph Alston of London, Esq. v. Mary Alston, widow, Ann, Clare and Margaret Alston; and Martha and Rebecca Maria Alston, infants.
N.B.-The ball covers more than one membrane, but the mem. annexed to mem. 1 as a continuation belongs to another suit, leaving- this bill of complaint incomplete.
Orator's said grandfather was seised of divers lands &c. in Chelsea, co. Middlesex, and in Bradwell, co. Bucks. with tenements in George Yard, Lombard Street, &c. &c. In 1662 he made a settlement on the marriage of his son Joseph, (then only Joseph Alston gent.) with the Oratrix Elizabeth, who brought a portion of £3000. A further settlement was made about 1 June 1666, between the said Joseph Alston the elder Esq. and Mary his wife, of the first part; Joseph Alston the younger and Oratrix Elizabeth, his wife, of the second part; and Sir Edward Alston of London, Kt., and Maurice Tompson of Lee, co. Kent, Esq., father of your oratrix, of the third part. Joseph Alston the elder made his will about 12 March 1685, by which he gave legacies to the children of his son Edward; he died about May 1688, without having settled the leasehold property in George Yard as he ought to have done, and having previously married as his second wife one Ann Stratton of, widow, who on his death got into her possession divers writings and evidences. At the time of the making of the said will, testator's son Edward had 9 children, viz. Joseph, John, James, Elizabeth, Anne, Clare, Margaret, Mary and Catherine Alston, and afterwards had two other children, viz. Martha and Rebecca Maria. Elizabeth attained the age of 18 years and then died intestate in 1697; John and James both died before they were 21, and Catherine and Mary died in the testator's lifetime. About January 1689, Isaack Alston, who was co-executor with Joseph Alston the son, died; and Joseph died in March following, leaving your Orator his executor. Edward, son of the elder Joseph, enjoyed bequests under his father's will till his death in or about May 1698, when his widow Mary took out letters of administration. The suit relates to the settlement of accounts between the parties under the wills and settlements above referred to.
This suit furnishes important corroboration of the parentage of Dame Elizabeth, wife of Sir Joseph Alston 2 Bt. She was a daughter of Maurice Thompson, of Lee, whose son John was created Lord Haversham. It also decades that Anne Stratton became the second wife of Sir Joseph Alston and the will of Dame Anne Alston. Apparently there were two Anne Strattons, widows, who married two Alstons.
Alstoniana Page 191
ALSTON v. ALSTON & Others.
Bill, 10 November 1705, by Sir Joseph Alston of Bradwell Abbey, Bucks, hart., V. Mary Alston, Glaudus Galliard and Joseph Alston.
Edward Alston, Orator's uncle, late of Loughton, co. Bucks. deed., mortgaged various parts of his estate, and neglected to pay either principal or interest. His creditors obtained an execution against him, and he left his house privately and went to London, and sent for your orator, and represented his misfortunes and the ruin that threatened his family, if he were not speedily helped, And your Orator, (finding there was no way of clearing his uncle's estate, which was too encumbered to pay his debts, and knowing that his uncle's son and heir was a very extravagant young man, not likely to be in a capacity to retrieve the said estate, and had already contracted debts of his own, which rendered him unable to go out publicly for fear of being arrested,) thought it advisable to absolutely sell the said estate, which proposal was readily embraced by his uncle. Before Joseph the son would consent to join in a conveyance, he bargained for the sum of L400 for his own uses ; and with his mother Mary informed Orator he would never consent to the sale unless he received security for the payment of the said sum.
Orator thereupon gave his bond in a penal sum of L800 to secure the said payment; and moreover paid him the L400 a full year before he received a penny of the purchase money.
And afterwards the said Joseph fell into a crazed condition, acquired by his excessive intemperance, whereupon his mother placed him with one Glaudus Galhard, a person noted for curing lunatics ; who sued Orator for L112 for the said Joseph's maintenance.
To avoid a trial Orator agreed with the said Joseph to pay the sum out of money belonging to him in Orator's hands.
Now Mary Alston refuses to deliver up Orator's bond to be cancelled, and the defendants confederate to extort money from your orator.
The defendants Mary Alston and Claudius Gilliard make answer; they do not know anything of sums paid by Orator for his cousin.
Joseph the defendant, when at the complainant's house in the country, attempted to kill of his own sisters, and his mother thereupon made enquiries of the defendant Gilliard as to receiving her son.
And complainant and his Lady went with her to a tavern in Coleman Street, where Sir Joseph himself agreed with the said Gilliard to pay him L20 a year to look after his cousin ; and that he would consider the said sum an annuity to be purchased for the said Joseph ; the payment to commence from 17 February 1697. The complainant made great defaults in the payments, but acknowledged his indebtedness by letter in November 1700, and also afterwards.
About June 1704 Gilliard put an execution upon the complainant's goods.
Complainant has never paid any part of the sum of L400, except 2 guineas for shirts for his cousin.
Reynardson. 301/7 1705
Alstoniana Pg 191
ALSTON v. ALSTON & Others.
These are depositions in the suit last noted.
Deponents evidence is to the effect that 10 or 11 years since the defendant Joseph was compos mentis, unless he was " in drink." One deponent was told by the said Joseph that he only pretended to he mad, because he had no money or credit wherewith he might maintain himself.
Reynardson. 301/7. 1705
Alstoniana Pg 192
CLERKE v. ALSTONE.
Bill, 21 May 1705, by Dame Anne Clarke of East Moulsey, co. Surrey widow of Sir James Clarke, Kt. v. Sir Joseph Alston of Long Ditton, co. Surrey, bart., and Dame Penelope his wife, one of the daughters and coheirs of Sir Edward Evelyn of Long Ditton, bart., deceased, Nicholas Curcellus (Corsellis) and Edward Alston, clerk, brother of the said Sir Joseph.
The suit relates to a dispute as to the right of presentation to the church of Long Ditton, to which Sir Joseph declares he will present his said brother Edward, although a fine has been levied by which the right of the next presentation was conveyed to complainant.
Reynardson 177/59 1705
Alstoniana Pg 216
THE ATTORNEY GENERAL v. ALSTON KT.
Bill, 8 December 1707, by Sir Simon Harcourt, attorney general, v. Sir Joseph Alston (the grandson), and Thomas Hudson (brought at the instance of the churchwardens and overseers of the parish of Edwardstone, co. Suffolk) ; also of Robert Travell, citizen and skinner of London, and Deborah his wife, Methuselah Smith, of St, Martin's le Grand, London, goldsmith, and Lydia his wife, and Samuel Skinner of Bury St. Edmund's (which Deborah, Lydia and Samuel are legatees and relations of Sir Joseph Alstone, late of London. bart., deed.) The interests of the complainants under the will are set forth, and the bill begs redress of their wrongs in the matter.
There is no answer attached, and the bill gives no Alstone information beyond what is contained in the will.
Reynardson 457/41c 1707
Ref: TNA 1712 C10/395/1 398/3
BOSCAWEN v. ALSTON.
Bill, 24 January 1707/8, by Jael Bascawen of the parish of St. James, co. Middlesex, widow, administratrix of Margaret Carr, widow, decd., her late sister, v. Sir Joseph Alston of Long Ditton, co. Surrey, bart., and Dame Penelope his wife.
By indenture dated 9 May 1705, the defendants granted to the said Margaret Carr an annuity of L330 out of the manor of Bradwell alias Bradwell Abbey, co. Bucks., for five years, by way of mortgage. Very soon afterwards the said Margaret Carr died, and now defendants set up all sorts of encumbrances to hinder the payment of the said annuity.
In their answer the defendants acknowledge the mortgage, and that the annuity has not been duly paid, " by reason of chargeable suits in law and equity that the said Sir Joseph hath unhappily struggled with for four or five years last past amongst his near relations."
But they have never hindered complainant from taking satisfaction according to the terms of the indenture,
Whittington 306 1707/8
Alstoniana Pg 216
ALSTON v FITZGERALD.
Bill, 13 February 1709/10, by Sir Joseph Alston of Bradwell Abbey, co, Bucks., Bart., and Penelope Alston, an infant under the age of 21 years, one of the daughters of the said Joseph Alston, v, Edward Fitzgerald and Anne his wife.
About a year and a half ago, Dame Elizabeth Alston, widow, mother of the plaintiff Joseph, having several business transactions in London and Westminster, was advised to take a lodging in some place convenient for herfelf and a maid, and after some enquiries made application to one Mr. Edward Fitzgerald who had a convenient lodging to spare in Plumtree Square, in St. Giles's Middlesex, and came to an agreement with him about May or April 1708 that she and her maid should board with him and have diet for 10s. a week. At this time the said Dame Elizabeth had a considerable income of L200 a year, from houses in George Yard in Lombard Street, and a freehold house and land in Peckham in Surrey, and also various personal property including a very large picture of Sir Joseph, and a number of pictures big and little ; and a fine blood stone bottle to put tea or sugar in ; a Bible with silver clasps : a gold watch with Sir Joseph's picture and her own, set in gold, hung at it, &c. &c. For about 49 weeks she paid her rent regularly, and then, (her own rents being in arrears, and having occasion at the time to disburse much money) she became indebted to the said Fitzgerald, who consequently seized some of her goods, and has sold them far under value and without appraisement, &c. &c.
The suit is brought under Lady Alston's will, made during her last illness, about a fortnight before she died.
Defendants, in their answer, say that Lady Alston had the whole floor of their house up one pair of stairs, and had often promised to give them more than the rent agreed upon, in compensation for the dearness of provisions etc, if ever she got money from the complainant, her son, and got rid of the troubles occasioned by him; also that they never agreed, as alleged, upon a charge of only 10s. a week. They have heard that the said Lady Elizabeth, upon the death of her husband Sir Joseph, had a considerable jointure of L400 a year.; which she parted with to her said son on his marriage with Penelope, one of the daughters of Sir Eveling of Long Ditton, co. Surrey, with whom Defendants believe he had an estate in land and money to the value of L10,000. When Lady Alston came
to their house, she had lent large sums of money to her son, and said she had not a shilling. On one occasion the said Sir Joseph and his lady, two sons, two servants and a gentleman came and lay at Defendant's house, and in regard that no charge was made for this and other services, the said Lady Alston gave them various articles of her property. The day she died the said Lady Alston before several persons did say that her troubles had broken her heart, and she ordered Defendants to deliver her deeds and writings to her cousin Mr. Corsellis, to keep till all her debts and funeral expenses were paid. Of these deeds a list is given. Among the parties named are Edward Alston of Layer Marney, co. Essex, clerk ; and Cornelius Alston of St. James Westminster, gent.
Reynardson 302/38 1709/10
Cresswell conjectures in 1898 that the portrait of Sir Joseph is in the possession of Mr William Head of East Grinstead, and the bible with Mr Augustus J E Hare.
Alstoniana Pg 192
ALSTON v. SNELL.
Bill, 25 June 1712, by Sir Joseph Alston of Bradwell Abbey, bart. v. Robert Snell.
Sir Joseph Alston, Bart., grandfather of complainant, was entitled by agreement to certain money out of sums payable to the late Sir Jeremiah Snow, Bart. decd. out of the Excise, under letters patent of Charles II. This suit is brought for recovery against Snell, his trustee.
Whittington, 165 1712.
Alstoniana Pg 193
Grub Street Journal Thursday December 20 1733 (No. 208).--" Died on Sunday at the Bath Jos, Alston Esq. son of Major Alston and brother of the lady of the Right Rev. Dr. Francis Hare, Lord Bishop of Chichester and Dean of St. Paul."
Letters of Administration
Sir Joseph Alston Knt. and 3rd Bt. of Chelsea.
Granted 6 June 1716 to Penelope Hoare wife of John Hoare and daughter of the deceased, Lady Charlotte Alston widow of the deceased having renounced.
Admon. 6 June 1716
Kew PROB 5/2147
Page 131 Alstoniana.
Joseph benefited from the Will of his maternal grandfather.
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Petition and Appeal of Sir Joseph Alston, Baronet, and Dame Elizabeth Alston, widow (now in HL/PO/JO/10/3/197/10).
1. Alston v Alston: Reynardson. 301/1 1704/5, 31 Jan 1704/05, British Library Document No.CW3323656908.
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ALSTON v. ALSTON.
Bill 31 January 1704/5 by Sir Joseph Alston of Bradwell Abbey, co. Bucks., executor of the will of Sir Joseph Alston, his late father, and Dame Elizabeth Alston, relict and executrix of the said Sir Joseph, who was the only surviving executor of Sir Joseph Alston, Bt. , aforetime Joseph Alston of London, Esq. v. Mary Alston, widow, Ann, Clare and Margaret Alston ; and Martha and Rebecca Maria Alston, infants.
Orator's said grandfather was seised of divers lands &c. in Chelsea, co. Middlesex, and in Bradwell, co. Bucks. with tenements in George Yard, Lombard Street, &c. &c.
In 1662 he made a settlement on the marriage of his son Joseph, (then only Joseph Alston gent.) with the Oratrix Elizabeth, who brought a portion of L3000. A further settlement was made about 1 June 1666, between the said Joseph Alston the elder Esq. and Mary his wife, of the first part : Joseph Alston the younger and Oratrix Elizabeth, his wife, of the second part ; and Sir Edward Alston of
London, Kt,, and Maurice Tompson of Lee, co. Kent, Esq., father of your oratrix, of the third part. Joseph Alston the elder made his will about 12 March 1684/5, by which he gave legacies to the children of his son Edward ; he died about May 1688 without having settled the leasehold property in George Yard as he ought to have done, and having previously married as his second wife one Ann Stratton of . . . . . , widow, who on his death got into her possession divers writings and evidences, At the time of the making of the said will, testator's son Edward had 9 children, viz. Joseph, John, James, Elizabeth, Anne, Clare, Margaret, Mary and Catherine Alston, and afterwards had two other children, viz. Martha and Rebecca Maria. Elizabeth attained the age of 18 years and then died intestate in
1697 ; John and James both died hefore they were 21, and Catherine and Mary died in the testator's lifetime.
About January 1689/90, Isaack Alston, who was co-executor with Joseph Alston the son, died ; and Joseph died in March following, leaving your Orator his executor. Edward, son of the elder Joseph, enjoyed bequests under his father's will till his death in or about May 1698, when his widow Mary took out letters of administration. The suit relates to the settlement of accounts between the parties under the wills and settlements above referred to.
The Bill of complaint however is incomplete.
Reynardson. 301/1 1704/5
This suit identifies wives and children previously uncorroborated.
Alstoniana Pg 191
Joseph married Penelope EVELYN  [MRIN: 1100], daughter of Sir Edward EVELYN  and Mary BALAM , on 23 Jan 1689/90. (Penelope EVELYN  was born about 1672, died on 22 Jun 1714 and was buried on 28 Jun 1714 in Long Ditton SRY.)
Joseph next married Charlotte MORDAUNT  [MRIN: 1101]. (Charlotte MORDAUNT  died before 1719.)