Stephen ALSTON 
- Born: 12 Oct 1806, Sudbury SFK
- Christened: 29 Oct 1806, Great Meeting House Frair St Sudbury SFK
- Marriage (1): Lydia CLARK  on 13 Jul 1824 in St Peters Sudbury SFK
- Marriage (2): Sarah MARTIN  on 29 Jun 1830 in Bures SFK
- Died: 28 Dec 1875, Ipswich aged 69
Birth Date: 29 Oct 1806
Birth Place: Great Meeting Friar Street and The Little OR Lowersudburyg Independent,Sudbury,Suffolk,England
Father: Peter Alston
FHL Film Number: 0825409 (RG4 1861)
Stephen of Sudbury, silk weaver was admitted by birth a Freeman of Sudbury 7 April 1828. He is also described by Roy Alston as a hatter of Clare.
Ipswich Journal 14 April 1832 pg 3 col 3.
Larceny - Hardy & Hart v Regina - Theft of a blue cloth coat from Stephen Alston and his company partner William Alston from out of their shop in Clare, Convicted Hardy to 7 years transportation, Hart to 18mths prison.
Piggot's Directory 1830.
Stephen Alston, Hatter & Slopseller Clare.
Whites Directory of Suffolk 1844.
Steven Alston High St Clare
Suffolk Directory 1865. (No Alstons in Cambridge or Norfolk)
Trade. Stephen Alston 9 Old Butter Market Ipswich.
Records of the Rouse & Steward Families. Ref. HB 54 Ipswich R.O.
Alston and Moir, outfitters - Alston and Moir were established in 1924 and had outlets at 9 Butter Market and 11 Thoroughfare, Ipswich. They ceased trading on 1 Nov 1931 and became Alstons (Ipswich) Ltd until that business too was liquidated in 1946. The records show that Alfred James Aldous, solicitor, was a director of this firm. ref. HB 54/E3
9 Dec 1872. Agreement between Stephen Alston of Ipswich, clothier, and Robert Maplestone Miller of the same, merchant - ref. HB 54/E3/1
Alston - 28 ult., after a long and painful affliction, Mr Stephen Alston, of 9 Butter Market, Ipswich aged 69 years.
Ipswich Journal 1 January 1876.
Estimated birth year: abt 1806
Registration Year: 1875
Registration Quarter: Oct-Nov-Dec
Age at Death: 69
Registration district: Ipswich
Inferred County: Suffolk
Unplaced data 2011.
28 Oct 1891. Agreement between Walter Samuel Cowell of Ipswich, stationer, and Hephzibah Billing of Guildford (Sur), Emmeline Alston (Legacy ?) of Hastings (Sus) and Lewis Moir of Ipswich, clothier.
ref. HB 54/E3/2
6 Nov 1924. Agreement of James Reid Moir and Francis Hugh Ingamells to sell Alston and Moir their business and fittings - ref. HB 54/E3/8
1 Sep 1932. Agreement of Alston and Moir to sell Alstons (Ips) Ltd their book debts, fittings etc - ref. HB 54/E3/11
Loraine Family Archive. Ipswich R.O. Ref HA 61
1753-1913 File box marked: Bramford and Suffolk general letters, etc.
Apr-Sept. 1911. Correspondence between Sir L. Loraine and Messrs. Alston & Moir, Butter Market and Thoroughfare, tailors, of Ipswich re dissatisfaction with groom's breeches.
Fashion booklet of men's clothing by Alston & Moir of Butter Market and Thoroughfare, Ipswich. HA61/436/1087-1093
A Stephen Alston was found guilty along with 15 others for riot and assault in North St Sudbury in Sept 1824, in an attack on John Gooday. A newly built wall (50yds long & 8 feet high) was demolised by a hundred people, and damage caused to Gooday's property. At the trail it was recorded many women were present at the riot who reproached the men saying "If they had set about it they would have done it in half the time" there were cheers in the Court at this. The defendants were ordered to recompense Gooday.
The Ipswich Journal Saturday, April 9, 1825 issue 4539
There appears to have been other confrontations such as this at this time, when citizens destroyed walls enclosing disputed land. Ref: Ipswich Journal 4 Feb 1826.
1. Census: England, 7 Jun 1841, Clare SFK. Stephen is described as aged 30 a tailor born SFK
2. Census: England, 30 Mar 1851, Church St Clare SFK. Stephen is described as head of house married aged 44 a master tailor and draper employing ... and 3 women born Sudbury
3. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, Old Butter Market Ipswich. Stephen is described as head of house married aged 54 a wollen draper born Sudbury
4. Census: England, 2 Apr 1871, 9 Buttermarket Ipswich. Stephen is recorded as head of house married aged 64 a merchant outfitter born Sudbury
5. Stephen Alston of Ipswich Outfitter: Precis of Will, 22 Dec 1875.
Executors and trustees, daughter Hepzibah Alston, friend Samuel Collins of Great Bealings Baptist Minister, and William Todd woollen warehouseman London.
To son-in-law Frank Paffard of Blackburn Lancaster chemist husband of late daughter Amelia, sons Stephen and Ezra Alston the sum of £100 each.
To executors Collins and Todd 19 guineas each.
To trustees £1000, £1100, £1200 in trust to be invested.
Proceeds of £1000 to Frank Paffard until his children are 21 years
Proceeds £1100 to his son Ezra, then to any children.
Proceeds £1200 to his son Stephen then to any children.
Residue of estate after discharge of debts and liabilities in equal part to daughters Hepzibah Alston and Emmeline Alston.
Witnesses A H Aldous solicitor Ipswich and Thomas Laurie Outfitter's Assistant Ipswich
Alston Stephen. 25 February 1876. The Will of Stephen Alston late of Ipswich in the county of Suffolk Outfitter who died 28 December 1875 at Ipswich was proved at Ipswich by Hepzibah Alston of Ipswich Spinster the Daughter Samuel Collins of Great Bealings in the said County Baptist Minister and William Todd of Claremont Meadowcroft Lower Sydenham in the County of Kent Woollen Warehouseman the Executors.
Effects under £7000.
National Probate Calendar
6. Stephen Alston: Will, 2 Dec 1875.
Stephen married Lydia CLARK  [MRIN: 1842] on 13 Jul 1824 in St Peters Sudbury SFK. (Lydia CLARK  died before 2 Dec 1875.)
Stephen next married Sarah MARTIN  [MRIN: 1843] on 29 Jun 1830 in Bures SFK. (Sarah MARTIN  was born about 1808 in Bures SFK and died on 22 Dec 1871 in Ipswich.)