Daniel ALSTON of Stansted Hall 
- Born: 11 Dec 1786
- Christened: 1 Jan 1787, Gt Cornard SFK
- Marriage (1): Hannah CLARK  on 7 Nov 1808 in Stanstead SFK
- Marriage (2): Elizabeth BIGG  on 17 Apr 1823 in Glemsford SFK
- Marriage (3): Mary WILLIAMSON  on 5 May 1841 in Sudbury SFK
- Died: 9 May 1860, Stanstead Hall Stanstead SFK aged 73
- Buried: 15 May 1860, Stanstead SFK
Ipswich Journal 31 Mar 1832 pg 2 col 5 - Thursday morning about 11 o'clock a fire broke out at Mr Alstons Stansted Hall in this County which entirely consumed the dwelling house, but by the prompt and effective exertions of his neighbours and the arrival of the Melford engine it was prevented from spreading to barns and outbuildings. It was purely accidential and was supposed to have been occasioned by some linen that was placed to dry.
Ipswich Journal 14 Apr 1832 pg 3 col 4 - Daniel Alston beg leave to return my most grateful and sincere thank's to my neighbours and friends and particularly to the mechanics and labourers of the parish of Stansted, Glemsford and Melford for the prompt and most efficient exertions in saving my furniture and property at the ACCIDENTAL FIRE that took place at my house on Thursday the 29th March. It is owing to there most ready assistance under providence that the fire was contained to the house and I have sustained so little injury and loss. I should sooner have acknowledged there kind services had I not since the melancoly accident been confined to a bed of sickness. Stansted 5 Apr 1832.
Daniel was described as a miller at the birth of William in 1816
WHITES DIRECTORY SUFFOLK 1844
Daniel Alston farmer Stanstead Hall
This family constructed from Daniel's Will dated 13 Apr 1860.
Bury R O Ref. I 481. and others. Transcripts on file E L Fenn by Roy Alston.
Alston - 9th inst., in his 74th year, Mr Daniel Alston, of Stansted Hall, near long Melford.
Ipswich Journal 19 May 1860.
Daniel was aged 73 at his death, his birth date is from a Churchyard Inscription at Stanstead
The Will of Daniel Alston of Stansted farmer
Dated 13 Apr 1860
Testator died 9 May 1860
To William my son my Messuage & Tenement, Mill House, Windmill & Steam Mill now in his occupation, together with 3 pieces of copyhold or freehold land thereto adjoining called Potash Field, Simmons Pasture, & Mill Field by estimation 13 acres in occupation of myself and son Thomas Alston on condition that William shall within 12 months pay L1400 to the following.
. . . . .
To my grandson Daniel Alston newly erected freehold Messuages occ by Nathaniel Petit, John Garad, Charles Bridge.
To my grandson Thomas Alston three freehold Messuages in occ of James Pawsey, Elijah Smith, James Gowers.
. . . . .
Executors to invest L600 annual interest to be paid to Stephen French of Stanstead farmer and Eliza his wife, after their demise pay their children.
Balance of Estate to be divided equally between his daughter Eliza French and sons and his sons Thomas & William.
Executors Thomas & William Alston sons of deceased.
Proved 28 Dec 1860 by Thomas Alston of Stansted farmer and William Alston of Stansted miller sons and Executors at under L9000. Effects under L2000.
Ref Bury RO Film J599/1 Vol Pg 481.
Copy of Will on file (2004)
A2A Ref Bury HA505 Kentwall Hall HA505/3 and Thomas Alston
LETTER re Rememberance
Dated 12 April 1840
Land under the Manor of Overhall & Netherhall surrender of Rood Meadow occupied by Daniel Alston previously by John Alston of Stansted SFK Inn Keeper who surrendered it at a Court held 28 Aug 1835.
Ref: Bury RO HA/505/3/5/61
Michael Garwood, aged 47, convicted of having stolen five pecks of beans undressed, from the barn of Daniel Alston, of Stanstead - 14 days imprisonment.
The Ipswich Journal 19 Jan 1833
Very Desirable Farm and Malting to be Sold at Stanstead.
To be Sold by Auction by George Biddell
On Friday the 31st May 1816 by at the White Hart Stanstead at four o'clock in the afternoon.
A valuable Estate part Freehold and part Copyhold; consisting of a good
Farm-house, suitable attached offices, 2 barns, stables, cow (shed), piggeries, colts house, wagon lodge, and cattle shed, very capital malt-office for 17 coombs steep,with . . . . . barley and malt chambers, also a substantial cottage (a) convenient distance, all in good repair,yards, gardens, good orchard, together with several well fenced (in. . . . .) of very capital arable and meadow land, desirably . . . . . adjoining the high road in the Parish of Stanstead, (a. . . . .) the occupation of Mr Nice, the Proprietor, who (w. . . . .) the Premises and give possession at Michaelmas (n. . . . .)
For further particulars apply to Mr Taylor, (C. . . . .) Mr Alston Stanstead Hall; and Messrs Frost & (St. . . . .) solicitors Sudbury.
Ref: Bury & Norwich Post 22 May 1816/2/5
This may not be Alston land, part of advertisment illegible on copy.
Suffolk Record Office, Bury St Edmunds Branch: Kentwell Hall Estate Records
Catalogue Ref. HA 505
FILE - Documents concerning purchase of Seabrooks Meadow (1 acre 3 rods 10 perches), part of Stanstead Hall Farm, by E.R.S. Bence from trustees for sale under will of Daniel Alston - ref. HA 505/3/52 - date: 1778 - 1861
FILE - Documents concerning 2 meadows in Stanstead, owned by Daniel Alston - ref. HA 505/3/61 - date: 1835 - 1840
FILE - Documents concerning property of Thomas Alston held of manor of Overhall and Netherhall, Stanstead - ref. HA 505/3/64 - date: c1589 - 1886 (THIS REF IS WRONG 3 DOCS BUT NOT PER DESCRIPTION CONTAINS A DISCHARGE Robert Hannah 1758, probate Sir Benj Sulivan 1814, settlement John Nash & others 1700. ELF 2004)
Check Alston Dan  1786-1860 In Comp file under Alston for copies of the document images, some to be transcribed.
1. Census: England, 7 Jun 1841, Stanstead Hall Stanstead SFK. Daniel is described as a farmer aged 50 born SFK
2. Census: England, 30 Mar 1851, Stanstead Hall Stanstead SFK. Daniel is described as head of house a widower aged 64 farmer of 350 acres (with his son) employing 15 labourers born Gt Cornard HO107/1789
Daniel married Hannah CLARK  [MRIN: 1637] on 7 Nov 1808 in Stanstead SFK. (Hannah CLARK  was born about 1789, died on 4 Oct 1821 in Stanstead SFK and was buried on 30 Oct 1821 in Stanstead SFK.)
Daniel next married Elizabeth BIGG  [MRIN: 2042] on 17 Apr 1823 in Glemsford SFK. (Elizabeth BIGG  was born about 1786, died on 8 Mar 1840 in Stanstead Hall Stanstead SFK and was buried on 16 Mar 1840 in Stanstead SFK.)
Daniel next married Mary WILLIAMSON  [MRIN: 2700] on 5 May 1841 in Sudbury SFK. (Mary WILLIAMSON  was born about 1791 in Suffolk.)