Mary SEILE of London 
- Born: Abt 1648
- Marriage: Isaac ALSTON of Chelsea  on 12 Sep 1672 in St Sepulchre Holborn LND
- Died: 17 Dec 1740 aged about 92
- Buried: Edwardstone SFK
CHESTER'S LONDON MARRIAGE LICENCES, 1521-1869.
London, Quaritch 1887. ALSTON.
ALSTON, ISAAC, of Chelsea, gent, bachelor, about 21, and Mrs. Mary Seale, of St. Dunstan in the West, spinster, about 21, her mother's consent, at St. Sepulchre's, London, 11 Sep., 1672.
ALSTON v. JESSOPP.
Bill 20 January 1691/2 by Mary Alston, widow of Isaac Alston, late of Chelsey, Esq., deed., v. Richard Jessopp.
In and since 1688 Oratrix has been seised of a freehold in Sculthorpe, co. Norfolk, for life, by virtue of a settlement made on her by her said late husband, and of certain copyhold lands held of the manor of Sculthorpe.
Jessopp was formerly employed as an agent by her late husband, and she herself has employed him to collect the
rents. The suit arises out of the accounts of the said estate.
Collins 509/44 1692/2
Alstoniana Pg 185
Mary's ledger stone in Edwardstone Church reads:
Here resteth in hope of a
joyful resurrection the body of
Mrs Mary Alston widow
(Mother of Joseph Alston Esq (and wife of Isaac Alston)
late of New House
in this Parish deceased)
whose sincere piety unbounded
humanity made her respected
in her lifetime
and will render her memory
dear to all true lovers
of religion and virtue
who departed this life
December ye 17th Anno Domini
aged 92 yrs
Ref: Alstoniana Pg. 249
THE WILL of MARY ALSTON of EDWARDSTON SFK
Dated 31 May 1737
In the name of God Amen
I Mary Alston in the County of Suffolk Widow being of sound mind and memory and calling to mind the uncertainty of this transitory life do hereby make this my last Will in manner and form following hereby revoking all Wills whatsoever by me heretofore made or ordained and first I commend my soul to Almighty God my creator hoping for salvation through the merits of my blessed saviour Jesus Christ and my body I commit to the earth to be decently buried in the Parish Church of Edwardston aforesaid at the discretion of my Executrix hereafter to be named and for the settling of such temporal estate as God hath been pleased to bless me with.
I order and dispose of the same as followeth I will that all my debts and funeral charges and legacies be fully satisfied and paid.
Item. I give and bequeath all that my right title and interest in and to all such monies as are or shall be payable out of the Chamber of London by virtue of an Act of Parliament entitled an Act for the Relief of Orphans to my grand daughters Anne Soame and Charlotte Alston share and share alike
Item. I give to Charlotte Alston all my leasehold estate whatsoever
Item. I give to my grand daughter Margaret Hare my diamond ring and gold buckle
Item. I give to my grand daughter Anne Soame my pair of silver candlesticks snuffers and snuff pan thereunto belonging
Item. I give to my neice Mary Orrel ? five pounds my little silver cup my bible with silver clasps and Lord Hatton's psalter.
Item. I give to my neices Carter Smith and Spence and to Edward Arnold son of my neice Arnold and to my God daughters Mary daughter of my neice Smith and to Mr Marshal Dicken . . . . . and Susan Alston of Boxford widow and Mary Bird of the same and Sarah Barnard and Charles Lilleston? and Mary Bowen Elizabeth Bowen and Sarah Smith widow mother to my late servant Sarah Smith and John Hinds one guinea a piece to buy them rings in remembrance of me.
Item. I give unto the Rev George Sheldon now Vicar of Edwardston aforesaid two guineas
Item. I give to Mary Russel ? widow ten pounds to be paid within six months after my decease.
Item I give all my wearing clothes to Sarah Barnard Mary Russel and Mary Bowen to be equally parted amongst them share and share alike and to the said Mary Bowen I give my little silver candlesticks
Item. I give to the poor of the Parish of Edwardston five pounds to be paid within one month next after my decease
item. I give to my neice Spence aforesaid my gold watch
All the rest and residue of my personal estate of what nature or kind soever I give to my grand daughter Charlotte Alston whom I constitute and make sole executrix to this my Will and in testimony whereof I have to this my Will contained in one sheet of paper set my hand and seal this thirty first day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and thirty seven
Be it remembered that before the signing sealing publishing and declaring this my Will I do hereby give to Mrs Elizabeth Gasby? five guineas and to Mrs Dobson relict of William Dobson five pounds and to Thomas Smith one guinea to be paid six months after my decease
Signed sealed published and declared by the Testatrix to be her last Will in the presence of us who subscribed our names as witnesses at her request and in her presence Joseph Green ? Green Hannah Green
June ye 2nd 1737
This I make a codicil to my last Will as followeth
Item. I give unto Mary Bowen my servant the feather bed pillows quilt and bolster two mats and chairs four chain chairs and a great two arms chair with the cushion and also three blankets the looking glass two tables and all the dressing things belonging to the said table and a pair of sheets marked A and also the chest of drawers and also the screen all these is in my chamber over the kitchen I also give unto Mary Bowen my servant the iron stove that is in the launderie and also the ? iron and heaters and also in the Green Room I give unto the said Mary Bowen all the furniture belonging to the Green Room and the ? curtains in the said Green Room
Item. I give unto Elizabeth Ayston the wife of Samuel Ayston twenty shillings
Signed Mary Alston
Witness's Charles Lilleston? Sarah Bernard
Proved London with the Codicil London twelfth day of February 1740 by the oath of Charlotte Alston spinster the sole executrix named in the said Will
Note in the column that on the 30th June 1789 Charlotte Naylor (Alston) being deceased Anne spinster the neice her next of kin was granted the interest (difficult to read)
Ref PROB 11/707 Pg207 Q26 copy on this file
Mary married Isaac ALSTON of Chelsea  [MRIN: 1201], son of Sir Joseph ALSTON Knt. Bart of Chelsea & Bradwell  and Mary CROOKENBERG , on 12 Sep 1672 in St Sepulchre Holborn LND. (Isaac ALSTON of Chelsea  was born in 1651 in Edwardstone SFK, died in 1688 and was buried on 26 Jan 1689 in St Luke Chelsea LND.)