Laurentia TRUMBULL 
- Born: Abt 1680
- Marriage (1): Joseph ALSTON of New House  on 1 Jul 1699 in St Bride Fleet St LND
- Died: 28 Feb 1717/18 aged about 38
- Buried: 1 Mar 1717/18, Edwardstone SFK
Cause of her death was smallpox.
CHESTER'S LONDON MARRIAGE LICENCES, 1521-1869.
London, Quaritch 1887. ALSTON.
ALSTON, JOSEPH, of Edwardstone, Suffolk, Esq., bachelor, 22, and Laurentia Trumbull, of Hadleigh, said county, spinster, 18, dau. of Charles Trumbull, doctor of law, who consents, at St. Bride's, London, or . . . .26 June, 1699.
They were married by Dr Turner by Arch Bishops licence.
Laurentia was a woman of some substance. Portraits of her and her father were in 1899 in the possession of Mr Theodore Hare.
Suffolk PRO ref 391/9 - Release of settlement of marriage of Mr Joseph Alston to Madam Trumbull 9 Dec 1699. Copy with E L Fenn 2000.
Laurentia was aged 37 at her death, her ledger stone in Edwardstone Church was removed from the Nave to the Lady Chapel c1878 now partially obscured by the organ 2010, it reads:
Domina Laurentia Iosephi Alston
Hujus vill armigeri
Reverendi Caroli Trumbull LLD
cujus memi pientissimae
publicum hoc tam doloris quam fidei
posuit moerens maritus
in variis vitae muneribus obeundis
que calleus ac syncera
Quid multis ?
Pietate prudentia ingenio comitate
tantisq corporis pariter ac animi
ut facile evaserit fminei generis
decus et ornamentum
Liberos sex relinquentem superstites
e carnis ergas tulo liberarunt
non sine luctu omnium
Anno aetatis 37
Ref: Alstoniana Pg. 249
Dame Laurentia Joseph Alston
armourbearer this village
Reverend Charles Trumbull LL DD
public as well as the pain of faith
sorrowing husband put
in a variety of tasks
equally skilled and sincere
Why so many ?
Piety prudence courtesy talent
geat body and soul together
so easily escaped in female race
Leaving six surviving children
freed from the prison safe
not without the grief of all
In the age of 37
An internet translation !
Laurentia married Joseph ALSTON of New House  [MRIN: 1202], son of Isaac ALSTON of Chelsea  and Mary SEILE of London , on 1 Jul 1699 in St Bride Fleet St LND. (Joseph ALSTON of New House  was born about 1676, died on 11 Oct 1736 and was buried on 15 Oct 1736 in Edwardstone SFK.). The cause of his death was gout.