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William ALSTON of Newton SFK [2819]
(Abt 1485-1564)
Ann (Elizabeth) SYMONDS [2820]
(-1564)
John COLEMAN [4013]
Edward ALSTON Lord of Sayham [2795]
(1507-1592)
Elizabeth COLEMAN [2810]
(-Abt 1590)

Thomas ALSTON of Edwardstone [945]
(Abt 1554-1614)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Dorothy HOLMSTEAD [2672]

2. Susanna GOSSE of Waldingfield [2796]

Thomas ALSTON of Edwardstone [945]

  • Born: Abt 1554
  • Marriage (1): Dorothy HOLMSTEAD [2672]
  • Marriage (2): Susanna GOSSE of Waldingfield [2796] on 15 Nov 1579 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK
  • Died: 6 Jun 1614 aged about 60
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Thomas was of Edwardstone and "Deanes" Newton. In an old pedigree it is said that Thomas was commonly known as the "blew devil", because he was "wont to goe cladd in blew cloth" and had a very red face. Inferentially he was a gentleman of choler. Perhaps the azure of his shield (Arms) had something to do with his likeing for "blew cloth"
His first wife Dorothy, was a sister of Margery, the wife of his brother William and being a co-heiress was entitled to quarter the same arms "Sable three horse' head, erased,bits, reins, and tassels argent, a canton ermine."

East Anglian Notes and Queries, Vol 1 New Series Pg 313, may refer to the source of the "Blew cloth and face" comment, made by a Rev Mathais Candles (Candler) vicar of Coddenham?. (Harl MS 6071)

The Manors of Suffolk pg 175
Thomas is described as being of Edwardstone.

6 Oct 1595 (Eliz 37) Wyetts also Wrights also Rogers (Four crofts of land containing by estimation 22 acres) William Hoye surrendered to Thomas Alston and his heirs. Thomas Alston surrendered to William Hoye and his heirs. William Hoye for 160d surrendered to Thomas Alston (This multiple arrangement of surrendering was to put the tenure on a more secure footing)

Thomas was left the tenement "Burchetts" by his father, with the instruction to pay the 10/- annual Benefaction to the poor of Newton, from its rents.

WARD 2/62/241/127, TNA.
(iii) Draft of a grant by William Alston of Newton, Suffolk, yeoman, son and heir of Edward Alston, deceased, by order of an award by Sir William Waldegrave, knight, John le Hunte, Robert Goldinge, Matthew Cracherode, Thomas Waldegrave, esquires, and [Edward] Barker, gentleman, to Thomas Alston of Edwardstone, Suffolk, yeoman, his natural brother, of a messuage called 'Deanes', with all houses, buildings, barns, stables, yards, gardens, orchards and two closes of pasture in Newton, Suffolk [details specified]. [16th Century]
WARD 2/62/241/127, no. vii TNA.
(viii) Indenture by which William Alston of Newton, Suffolk, yeoman, son and heir of Edward Alston, deceased, by order of an award by Sir William Waldegrave, knight, John le Hunte, Robert Goldinge, Matthew Cracherode, Thomas Waldegrave, esquires, and Edward Barker, gentleman, granted to Thomas Alston of Edwardstone, Suffolk, yeoman, his natural brother, a messuage or tenement called 'Deanes', a messuage or tenement called 'Motte', a messuage or tenement called 'Clarebecke' or 'Orells', four closes in Assington, Suffolk, a messuage or tenement called 'Cordwayns' alias 'Hales' and two meadows, barns, crofts, fields and land called the 'Chauntrye Londe' alias 'Collys', land called 'Great Gatsomes', 'Litle Gatsomes' and 'Light Londe' alias 'Lamp Londe', a messuage or tenement called 'Hoppers', land called 'Kempsters' and 'Thurbarye Crofte', a messuage or mansion house called 'Birchette' with a yard, garden and orchard, a croft called 'Marshe Crofte', land called 'Balls', a croft called 'Maggl Crofte', land called 'Lytle Marshefeild Ley', 'Marshefeild Brome', 'Marshfeild Woode' and 'Marshfeild Grove', and lands, tenements, hereditaments with appurtenances called 'Newton House' [details specified for all named land and properties], in Newton and Assington, Suffolk. December 1594. Seal missing. Covering dates [16th century]

The owners of Thomas's Capital Messuage, Deanes was Bill & Jean Charity in 2002

A Thomas Alston of Edwardstone between April and July 1589 subscribed L25 towards the defense of the country against the Spanish Armada.
Ref: East Anglian Miscellany.

WARD 2/62/241/127, no. vii TNA.
(vi) Indenture by which William Alston of Newton, Suffolk, yeoman, son and heir of Edward Alston, deceased, by order of an award by Sir William Waldegrave, knight, John le Hunte, Robert Goldinge, Matthew Cracherode, Thomas Waldegrave, esquires, and [Edward] Barker, gentleman, granted to Thomas Alston of Edwardstone, Suffolk, yeoman, his natural brother, of his messuages, tenements, houses, buildings, yards, gardens, orchards, lands, meadows, pastures and hereditaments in Great Horkesley, Essex [details specified]. December 1594.

Thos. Alston the elder yeoman churchwarden of Newton 1609.

WARD 2/62/241/127, no. vii TNA.
(ii) Draft of a quitclaim by Thomas Alston of Edwardstone, Suffolk, by order of an award by Sir William Waldegrave, knight, John le Hunte, Robert Goldinge, Matthew Cracherode, Thomas Waldegrave, esquires, and [Edward] Barker, gentleman, to William Alston, son and heir of Edward Alston, deceased, his brother, of the manor of Sayham [also Siam or Saxham] Hall, Suffolk [details specified]. [16th Century]

BRAND v. ALSTON.
Benjamin Brand esq. and Thomas Dyersley, clerk, v. William and Edmund Alston.
Depositions taken at Boxford [co. Suffolk] g Aug. 8 Charles I. The suit relates to tithes in Edwardston. Thomas Alston, the defendants' father, in his lifetime had the vicarage tithes of the said town ; the said Thomas was farmer of the Priory or Rectory of Edwardston, twenty years and upwards now past. The speeches of one Isaak Alston, in reference to the tithes, at that time held by one Samuel Alston, are deposed to.
Mitford, 639, 1632,
Alstoniana Pg 197

Essex Record Office D/DMh/T159
MAJENDIE FAMILY OF CASTLE HEDINGHAM
Dates of Creation 1592
Scope and Content: Deed of messuage called Hamondes in Little Waldingfield, Suffolk lying between kings highway leading from Lt. Waldingfield to Edwardstone on N., and tenement of Thomas Johnson in part and lands of Thomas Collman in part on S., 1 head abutting on kings highway leading from Byldeston to Sudbury on W., other head abutting on tenement of Thomas Alston on E.
Placement with this Thomas is uncertain. ELF 2004

THOMAS ALSTON.
Inquisition Post Mortem taken at Ipswich
5 October 18 James i. (1620).
Ser ii Voi 383, Vol 101 1620 co Suffolk
The jury say the said Thomas was seised of two messuages called Priors in Newton, co. Suffolk, and land there bought of Robert Cooke, by tenure unknown; a messuage. and land in Newton, Cornerde and Sudbury, held by tenure unknown ; the Rectory and Priory of Edwardston ; land in Waldingfield Magna and Parva, and Milding, and other land in Assington and Newton, all by tenures unknown ; in certain lands late parcel of the manor of Newton Hall
held of the King in chief by military service ; a capital messuage called Deanes, and other lands in Newton, held by tenure unknown; also 30 acres in Horkesley Magna and Parva, co. Essex, in the tenure of Robert Stele, senior and junior ; and land in Fryer's meadow in Sudbury, by tenure unknown.
On 19 January 4 James i. (1607) in consideration of a marriage to be had between Mary, daughter of Robert Parke, and William, one of the sons of the said Thomas, Thomas settled the premises last mentioned on the said William and Mary in tail.
Thomas Alston's son Thomas died 14 July 2 James (1604)
Thomas Alston, in the writ named, died 6 June 12 James i. (1614). Thomas Alston, gent., son of his son Thomas deceased, is his heir, and was aged 17 years and 4 months at his death, since which time the profits and issues of the premises have been received by Samuel, Isaac, Edmund, Abraham and . . . . . .Alston, his sons, and Susanna Alston, his widow.

THOMAS ALSTON.
Inquisition post Mortem taken at Bury St. Edmund's
31 October 2 Charles i. (1626).
Ser.ii 430, Vol 178a 1626 co Suffolk
(On a writ de Melius Inquiendo)
The said Thomas held two messuages called Prior's in Newton, &c., &c., &c.
On 1 September 6 James i. (1608) he had conveyed to his son Samuel in tail the two messuages called Priors and other messuages and lands in Newton; to his son Isaac, a wood called Southywood in Waldingfield, &c. ; to his son Edward, a messuage called Cordwayner's alias Hales, and land, &c., in Newton ; to his son Abraham, a messuage called Waspe's and lands formerly parcel of the said tenement called Prior's
His will was made 26 September II James i. (1613) ; he thereby bequeathed the lands as above, and to Edmund Alston, his son, lands called Coppins and Fritters, and certain lands formerly parcel of the manor of Newton Hall.
Alstoniana pg 260

His will dated 26th September 1613 was proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury on 30th June 1614. His lands of which he possessed a considerable number were divided among his children, but curiously not his daughter Mary (Mann).
His son Samuel was appointed sole executor and Richard Skynner of Sudbury, supervisor, with five pounds for his "paynes".
Among the witnesses signatures is that of John Kingsbury, who was possibly a cousin, son of his aunt Alice.
Attached to the Will are two schedules of the goods and chattels below, left to the testator's wife Susan and his son Abraham. They are of interest, exhibiting the furnishings of a house of the better class in Jacobean times.
His extensive will indicates his wish to be buried in Newton Church, describes in detail his assets, he leaves Deanes to his son Abraham, but gives his wife Susan a right of partial habitation - thus " One little parlor and the chaumber over the same, the kitchen and the chaumber over the kitchen, the greate malting house and the chaumber over the same. And all the high sollers (solars) and chaumbers called the apple sollers, the garden and orchard to the same garden adjoining, the use and occupation of the Boorecote (a sort of labourers shanty or "bothy), the kytchen yard . . . . . etc"

EXTRACTS from the WILL of THOMAS ALSTON of NEWTON
In the name of God Amen the Six and Twentieth daye of September Anno Domino one thousand six hundred and thirteene and in the Yere of the raigne of owre soveraigne Lord James by the grace of god of England Scotland ffraunce and Ireland kinge defender of the faithe and vidlt of England ffrance and Ireland the eleaventh and of Scotland the seaven and fortithe.
I Thomas Alston the elder of Newton nere Sudburye in the County of Sufk yeoman beyng of good and perfect memorye (thankes be vnto god therfore) Revoking all other wiles and testaments by me formerlie made Do nowe make publishe and declare this present writing to be and conteyne my true last Will and Testament in manner and formee folowinge:
ffirst and principallie I Commend my soule vnto Almightie god my Creator hoping and most steadfastlie beleving to be saved in the daye of the generall resurrection and Judgement by the only merites and passion of my Lorde and Savyoure Jesus Christe. And my bodye I will to be buryed in the Churche of Newton aforesayed or elswhere in Christian buryall by the good Discretion of my executor hereafter named.

ITEM I do give and bequeathe vnto Abraham Alston my soone my Capital messuage called Deanes wherein I nowe dwell in Newton aforesayed: And all and singular the howses buildings yardes gardens orchards and three Closes of pasture to the same adjoining and therewith vsed with all and singular theire appurtennces sometymes Roger Warrens gent deceased as they are scituat and lying togeather in Newton aforesaid and nowe are in mine own possession and all and singular the seelings portalls waynscottes benches paynted cloathes shelves doores windows glasse and latteys standing hanging fixed or belonging to or abowte the same Mesuage And all that my Coppiehold peece of land called the half acre holden of the Mannor of Newton hall which I late purchased of Henry Winterflood.
And allso all that my Landes and groundes called or knowne by the severall names of Mottes Smythes Bochvalls Beaneland and ffullers sometymes parcell of the possessions of William Muriell and Alice his wife lying in Newton aforesayed (except one Tenement called Mottes newelie repayred and a cottage in the occupation of Elizabeth Manning with the yardes and gardens therevnto adioyning and belonging) And one Close of Lande conteying by estimcon fowre Acres latelie severed and enclosed adioyning to the same Tenement and yardes hereafter by this my Will given vnto Isaak Alston my sonne
And all those my coppiehould or Customary Landes and tenements in Newton aforesayed called greate Hales with the apputances houlden of the aforesaid Mannor of Newton hall: And allso all and singular those my Barnes Closes Croftes and peeces of Lande meadows pasture and wood called or Knowne by severall names of Coles als Cowles Cooles broome als Cowles broome, the seaven acres greate Gatsomes litle Gatsomes and the litle pasture betwene the saied twoe Gatsomes in Newton aforesayed.
And allso I give and bequeathe vnto the saied Abraham my sonne All that my peece of Customery Lande called Damsell conteyning byestimacon one Acre be yt more of lesse holden of the Mannors of Butler in Newton aforesayed which I late purchased of one John White and Henry Hedd or one of them.
And allso all that my peece of Coppiehold Lande called Gatsomes lying betwene or neere vnto other of my freehold Landes likewise called Gatsomes. The which saied oeece of Coppiehould Lande I late purchased of Henry Hed and ys houlden of the saied Mannor of Burlers. And allso all that my peece of freehold Lande called Lampeland also the light land sometymes Robert Alstons my vuncle Deceased lying in Newton aforesayed. And allso all that my peece of pasture of late belonging vnto the Tenement Birchetts and nowe severed from the same Tenement and layed to the feilde next adioyning vnto my saied Messuage called Deanes in Newton aforesayed. And allso those my Coppiehould Landes and pastures in Newton aforesayed called Catles houlden of the saied Mannor of Butlers.
And moreover I do give and bequeathe vnto saied Abraham my sonne all that my peece or peeces lf Leased Lande conteyning by estimation one acre be yt more of lesse lying neere vnto Lyes grove lying in Newton and Cornard or in one of the same parishes which I houlde of ffrauncys Daniell Esquire by Indenture for the tearme of divers yeres yet to come: And allso all and all manner of wayes pathes hedges ditches fences Commons Liberites and easementes Commodities and appurtances whatsoever to the aforesayed Messuages Tenementes Landes and Premises before given by this my Will and to every or any of them appertayning or belongng or demised vsed or occupying with the same. etc.

The Will is five pages in length in this form of old English, it is published in full below.
It was eventualy Proved on the 30th June 1614 by Samuel Alston son and executor in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury at London before Master Edmond Pope and Sir John Benet Knt.

Schedules of Chattles :
For the onlie vse benefitt and beoofe of Susan my Wife her execs., & assigns.
Inprimis - in the litle parlor one Joyned table with a frame, one ioyned forme, fower ioyned stooles, one Cupbourd one presse, one greate Chest called the blue chest, one still
Item in the litle parlor chaumber called the best chaumber one posted Bed with a tester valence and Curtens and a flockbed, twoe fetherbedes, twoe feather bolsters, one paire of Blankettes and Couering of blue and white, one greene Rugg to laye on the bed, twoe pillowes, all which are belonging to the said Bedd : One running bed vnder the saied highbed with a matt of flege, one other fetherbed one feather bolster, one paire of Blankettes, one Covering of Darnacle, one twilt to Cover the bed, twoe pillowes, all which belonge to the saied Bedd the saied Chaumber, one long table, with a Carpet lined, twoe ioyned formes, size ioyned stooles, one ioyned chayer, twoe turned highe chaires, twoe lowe stooles couered with greene, one litle side table with a Carpet of greene for the same table one payer of bellowes, one paire of Cobyrons, one fire forke, fyve quishions of Darnacle, one fire panne, one greate ioyned Cheste
Item halfe the brasse, halfe the pewter, halfe the spines, halfe the Dripping pannes, halfe the brewing Vessell, shalfe the vessells in the dayrie (except the cheesepresse), all the bees and beeskepps that standeth in the kitchen yarde, halfe the sheetes and halfe the tablecloths and halfe the tablenapkins and all the best of the Lynnen not otherwise given: so much breadcorne and drinke corne as she and her Companye shall reasonablie spend before Michaelmas 1614, halfe the cheeeses.
Item in the kitchen one plancke table with a frame, two Trammells and the barre of yron that the Trammells hange on
By me Thomas Alston

A Schedule or writing mentioning and expressing all such goodes Chattells and househould stuffe as are given meant and intended by my Will hereunto annexed to be to and for the only vse benefitt and behoofe of Abraham Alston my sonne his executors and assignes for euer as foloweth vizt.

Inprimis - in the Hall one longe ioyned table with a frame, One ioyned sidetable wth a frame, One ioyned square table with a frame, One longe plancke forme for the long table, Sixe ioyned stooles, all the Benches in the hall, twoe highe old turned chayers, One lowe turned chaire, one childes chaire, one litle cupbord, one plancke greate stoole to cutt out meat Three trammells and the barre they hange on, the greatest payer of Cobirones, one payer of tongues, one fier panne, one fire forke of yron, sixe quishions of Lyst
Item in the greate parlor one longe ioyned table with a frame, one side ioyned table with a frame, one linery table, tenne ioyned stooles, twoe Title footestooles, one greate Cubbord with a Cloathe, twoe Carpetes for the longest Tables and the side table.
Item in the mill house the mill with all thinges belonging to the saied mill and allso the pumpe and allso the Lead of furnesse
Item one carte, one Tumbrell, one other Tumbrell Cowpe, one ploughe with all the yrones and traise that belongeth to the Carte and ploughe, one Bushell and one Skreene for corn
Item halfe the brasse halfe the pewter halfe the spittes, halfe the Drippingpannes halfe the brewing vessells halfe the vessells in the Dayerie and the Cheesepresse wholie, the moulding bourd and tubbes and troughes for that use of bakinge whollie
Item in the maydes chaumber the Chaumber over the hall the chaumber over the greate parlor where my sonnes lye all suche thinges whatsoever as be of myne in the sayd chaumbers (except such money and evidence and all other things that be in the Chest with twoe haspes standing under the windowe) halfe the sheetes and halfe the table clothes and so much breadcorne and drinkcorne as shalbe fitt to be spent and in reasonable manner before Michaelmas 1614 and at the mancon howse called Deanes, halfe the cheese.
By me Thomas Alston

THE WILL of THOMAS ALSTON of NEWTON
Dated 26 Sept 1613
In the name of God amen the Six and Twentieth Daye of September Anno Domini one thousand six hundred and thirteene and in the Yere of the raigne of owre soveraigne Lord James by the grace of god of England Scotland
ffraunce and Ireland kinge defender of the faithe and vidlt of England ffrance and Ireland the eleaventh and of Scotland
the seaven and fortithe.
I Thomas Alston the elder of Newton nere Sudburye in the County of Sufk yeoman beyng of good and perfecte memorye (thankes be vnto god therfore) Revoking all other willes and testamentes by me formerlie made Do nowe
make publishe and declare this present writing to be and conteyne my true last Will and Testament in manner and formee Lawe, folowinge : ffirst and principallie I Commend my soule vnto Almightie god my Creator hoping and most steadfastlie beleving to be saved in the daye of the generall resurrection and judgment by the only merites and passion of my Lorde and Savyoure Jesus Christe. And my bodye I will to be buryed in the Churche of Newton aforesayed or elswhere in Christian buryall by the good Discretion of my executor hereafter named.
Item I do- give and bequeathe vnto Abraham Alston my sonne my Capitall messuage called Deanes wherein I nowe dwell in Newton aforesayed : And all and singular the howses buildinges yardes gardens orchardes and three Closes of pasture to the same adioning and therewith vsed with all and singular theire appurtennces sometymes Roger Warrens gent deceased as they are scituat and lying togeather in Newton aforesaied and nowe are in mine own possession and all and singular the seelinges portalls waynescottes benches paynted cloathes shelves doores windowes glasse and latteys standing hanging fixed or belonging to or abowte the same Mesuage And all that my Coppiehold peece of land called the half acre holden of the Mannor of Newton hall which I late purchased of Henry Winterflood. And allso all that my Landes and groundes called or knowne by the severall names of Mottes Smythes Bochyvalls Beaneland and ffullers sometymes parcell of the possessions of William Muriell and Alice his wife lying in Newton aforesayed (except one Tenement called Mottes newelie repayred, and a cottage in the occupacon of Elizabeth Manning with the yardes and gardens thervnto adioyning and belonging) And one Close of Lande conteyning by estimacon fowre Acres nowe latelie severed and enclosed adioyning to the same Tenement and yardes hereafter by this my Will given vnto Isaak Alston my sonne And all those my coppiehould or Custumary Landes and tenementes in Newton aforesayed called greate Hales with th appurtennces houlden of the aforesaied Mannor of Newton hall : And allso all and singular those my Barnes Closes Croftes and peeces of Lande meadowe pasture and wood called or knowne by the severall names of Coles als Cowles Cooles broome als Cowles broome, the seaven acres greate Gatsomes litle Gatsomes and the litle pasture betwene the saied twoe Gatsomes in Newton aforesayed. And allso I give and bequeathe vnto the saied Abraham my sonne All that my peece or parcell of Custumary Lande called Damsell conteyning by estimacon one Acre be yt more or lesse holden of the Mannors of Butlers in Newton aforesayed which I late purchased of one John White and Henry Hedd or one of them. And allso all that my peece of Coppiehold Lande called Gatsomes lying betwene or neere vnto other of my freehold Landes likewise called Gatsomes. The which saied peece of Coppiehould Lande I late purchased of Henry Hed and ys houlden of the saied Mannor of Butlers. And allso all that my peece of freehould Lande called Lampeland als the light land sometymes Robert Alstons my vncle Deceased lying in
Newton aforesayed. And allso all that my peece of pasture of late belonging vnto the Tenement Birchettes and nowe severed from the same Tenement and layed to the feilde next adioyning vnto my saied Messuage called Deanes in Newton aforesayed. And allso all those my Coppiehould Landes and pastures in Newton aforesayed called Catles houlden of the saied Mannor of Butlers. And moreover I do give and bequeathe vnto the saied Abraham my sonne all that my peece or peeces of Leased Lande conteyning by estimation one acre be yt more or lesse lying neere vnto Lyes grove lying in Newton and Cornard or in one of the same parishes which I houlde of ffrauncys Daniell Esquire by Indenture for the tearme of divers yeres yet to come : And allso all and all manner of wayes pathes hedges ditches fences Commons Liberties and easementes Commodities and appurtnnces whatsoever to the aforesayed Messuages Tenementes Landes and Premisses before given by this my Will and to every or any of them appertayning or belonging or demised vsed or occupyed with the same. To have and to houlde my saied Capitall Messuage called Deanes : And all suche other of my Messuages landes and premisses as are freehould vnto the saied Abraham my sonne his heires and assignes : To the onlie vse and behoofe of the saied Abraham his heires and assignes for ever: vppon and vnder suche conditions and provisoes and liable chardgable and chardged with all suche estates interestes Rentes paymentes and Limitacons as are hereafter in and by this my Will Limited mentioned and expressed-And to have and to houlde all and singular my
aforementioned Custumary Landes Tenementes and premisscs vnto hym the same Abraham his heires and assignes to his and theire owne vses lyable chardgable and chardged with all suche paymentes Rentes and Limitacons as are likewise hereunder mentioned and expressed: And to have andto houlde my saied peece or peeces of Lease land vnto the sayed Abraham
his executors and assignes for and during all suche tyme and terme of yeres as are vnexpired and yet to come by vertue of the saied Lease vnto me made by the sayd ffrauncys Danyell chardgable allso with the same Rentes paymentes and Limytacons hereafter expressed: provided allwayes and I do hereby will ordayne and Declare my mynde intent and true meaning to be notwithstanding any thing before in this my Will declared that Susan my wife during the tearme of her naturall life shall have hold possesse and enioye to and for her vse and for her familye and others resorting vnto her all those partes and roomes parcell or belonging vnto my aforesayed Capitall Messuage called Deanes which ben hereafter particularlye expressed that is to say, One htle parlor and the chaumber over the same, the kitchen and the
chaumber on the same kytchen the greate malting house and the chaumber over the same and all the highe sollers and chaumbers called the
Applesollers the garden and the Orchard to the same garden adioyning. And the vse and occupacon of a Boorecote standing in the saied Orchard, the kytchen yard and all the Coates standing in the same yard togeather with francke and free Libertie of ingress egresse and regresse Carryage and recarryage into and from all and every of the same parlor chaumbers howses yardes gardens Coates and roomes : and allso francke and free libertie and authoritie to come goe carry and recarry into and from ye Backhouse brewhouse woodyard and pumpe of and belonging to my sayed Messuage called Deanes and every of them for her necessary baking brewing
washing laying Carryage fetching of wood and other her necessary Workes and buisenesses there to be done at all tymes during the saied terme of her naturall life: And further my will and meaning ys that the saied Susan my wife shall vphold maynteyne and keepe all and every the houses buildinges Roomes and premisses Devised vnto her as is aforesayed in good and sufcient reparacons during the saied terme of her naturall life. And moreover I will and bequeathe vnto ye sayed Suzan my wife sufficient firewood and fewell growing or to be growing vppon the saied Landes and groundes before
by this my Will Devised vnto the saied Abraham my sonne or elswhere for her necessarye vse and expences during the saied Terme of her naturall life: All which saied firewood and fewell my will and mynde ys that he the same Abraham his heires executors and assignes and all suche person or persons as shall have houlde and enioye the sayed Messuage Landes and premisses given by this my Will vnto the sayed Abraham at his and theire owne propper costes and chardges at all tymes during the terme of life of my saied wife shall provide and finde and cause to be felled and made and to be carryed into and layed in the wood yard belonging vnto my saied Messuage to and for the vse of her the same Susan to be expended and occupyed at my sayed Capitall Messuage called Deanes and not elswhere : Provided furthermore and I do hereby Lymit and appoynte that yf the same Susan my wife shall after my decease marry and take to her husband any other person or shall alien sell Demise graunte or doe awaye the saied howses roomes and premisses devised vnto her as aforesayed or any of them to any other person or persons ; Then the estate for life given by this my Will vnto her the same Susan of and in the same howses Roomes and premisses shall cease Determyn and become vtterlie voyde and of none effecte (any thing before in this my Will conteyned to the contrary notwithstanding). And I do hereby require and chardge the aforenamed Abraham Alstone my sonne his heires and assignes possessors and owners of the tenement called Birchettes to paye or cause to be payed yerelie out of and for the same tenement vnto the poore people of Newton aforesayed Tenne shillinges of lawfull money of England according to the Will of my late father Edward Alston deceased in that behalfe made and appoynted.
Item I give and bequeathe vnto Edmond Alston my sonne all those my Coppiehould or Custumary Landes and tenementes called or knowen by the names of Brookes Warrens als warners Harpeffeild woodley and Prickes or by any other names whatsoever holden of the Mannor of Newton hall aforesayed and by and latelye purchased of Henry Winterflud (except one peece called the halfe Acre lying in or neere the feild called Outfeild which before by this my Will is given vnto Abraham my sonne) And allso I do give and bequeathe vnto the same Edmond all that my peece of Coppiehould Lande lying nere vnto Hoppers Tye the which I do hould of the Manor of Ashington in the, saied Countie of Sufk. To have and to hold the same Coppieholde and Custumary Landes and Tenementes with theire appurtennces (except before excepted) vnto the same Edmond his heires and assignes for ever according to the customes of the severall Mannors whereof the same are holden. Item I give and bequeathe vnto the saied Edmond Alston my sonne all those my Closes peeces and parcells of Lande called or knowne by the names of Coppyns and ffritters als Coppyns and ffrithes conteyning by estimacon fortie Acres be they more or lesse sometymes Roger Warrens deceased as they are lying and beyng in Newton aforesayed and in Ashington or in one of them in the sayed Countie of Sufk. with all and singular wayes pathes Commons Liberties priviledges and appurtennces to the sayed Landes or any parte thereof in righte belonging or used or occupyed with the same To have and to hold the saied Landes called Coppyns and ffritters with theire appurtennces vnto the same Edmond my sonne his heires and assignes to and for his owne vse and vses for ever, vppon and vnder the Conditions and provisoes and liable chargeable and chardged with all and suche Rentes sommes of money and other chardges Limitacons and vses as are hereafter in and by this my Will expressed and declared touching and concerning the same: And further I do give and bequeathe vnto him the saied Edmond my sonne All that my Lease estate righte tytle interest and terme of yeres to come of and in all those Closes peeces and parcells of Lande and pasture called Reves and Taylors als the Twelve Acres conteyning togeather twentie acres by estimacon be they more or lesse togeather wth the vsuall and accustomed waye leading vnto and from the same Closes and apperteyning to the same oner and thoroughe my other Landes and groundes late Edward Alstons my fathers, and which of late were in the fferme or occupacon of William Alston my brother vnto and from the highewaye there called Crabbes lane. And allso I do give and bequeathe vnto the same Edmond my sonne all that my Lease righte title interest and terme of yeres yet to come of and in all that my Close of Lande called litle Martyns conteyning by estimation twoe acres in Newton aforesaied. To have and to houlde the saied Closes peeces and parcells of Lease land of pasture called litle Martyns Reves Taylors als the twelve Acres and the waye aforesaied with there appurtennces And all my saied righte estates title interestes and termes of yeres yet to come vnto the saied Edmond Alston my sonne his executors Administrators and assignes to and for his and theire owne use and behoofe for and during the whole terme termes and nomber of yeres which ben yet to come and vnexpired by force and vertue of the saied severall Leases of the sayed landes and premisses made liable and chardgable a nd chardged vnto and wth all and singular suche yerelie Rentes Covennts grauntes Agreementes Devises Conditions Provisoes and limytacons as are reserved Covennted graunted and agreed vppon in and by the Indentures of the same Leases and every of them and in and by this my last will and testament.
Item I give and bequeathe vnto Isaacke Alston my sonne all that my tenement called Mottes in Newton aforesayed with all and singular the houses buildinges barnes stables yardes gardens and Orchardes therunto apperteyning or belonging: And one Cottage with the appurtennces nowe in the occupation of Elizabeth Manning widowe And allso one Close of lande conteyning by estimacon fower Acres be it more or lesse nowe lately enclosed and severed from the Residue of the same tenement and next adioyning vnto the sayed Tenement and yardes and to the Towne Crofte there: And my further will and meaning ys that the sayed Isaacke his heires and assignes Tennts and owners of the sayed Tenement Mottes and close of land adioyning shalbe owners of and have possesse and enioye all the Trees quicksettes fences and inclosures in and abowte the same Tenement and premisses to his and theire owne vses for ever and shalbe chardgeable with the making and keeping of the same ffences and enclosures for ever. And allso I do give and bequeth vnto the same Isaacke my sonne all my Lease estate interest and tearme of yeres wch I have and are yet to come of and in all those Closes meadowes peeces and parcells of Lande meadowe pasture and wood ground lying and beyng in Newton greate Cornard Litle Cornard and Sudburie or in any of them which I hould of the Demise Lease and graunte of ffrauncys Daniell Esquire by Indenture dated the twentith daye of Aprill in the three and fortith yere of the Raigne of owre late soveraigne Lady Quene Elizabeth for divers yeres yet to come together with the Indenture of the same Lease (except one parcell of Land conteyning by estimacon one acre lying neere vnto Lyes grove and before by this my will given and devised to the aforenamed Abraham my sonne). And allso I doe further give and bequeathe vnto the same Isaacke my sonne All that the Rtorye parsonage and priorye of Edwardstone in Edwardston or elswhere in the saied Countie of Suffk : And all my Leases for yeres estate estates terme and termes Revertions righte title interest and Demaund which I have or ought to have of in and to the same, and of in and to all and singular the Messuages buildinges Barnes stables yardes gardens orchardes gleabelandes meadowes pastures feedinges wooddes tithes tenthes services oblations emolumentes Liberties privileges Commons wast groundes edges ditches wayes Commodities and profittes whatsoever beyng any parte member or parcell of the saied Rectorye and all and all manner of Rentes reserved vppon any Lease or Leases by me made of any the Messuage gleabelandes tithes and premisses aforesayed To have and to hould the saied tenement called Mottes Cottage howses buildinges yardes gardens orchardes and lande beyng freehold with theire apprtnnces vnto the saied Isaacke Alston my sonne his heires and assignes To the onlie vse and behoofe of the same Isaacke his heires and assignes for ever.
And to have and to hold the sayed Rectorye parsonage and priorye of Edwarston and all and singular the sayed Leases estates Rightes terme and termes of yeres Interestes and Demaundes of in and to the same and of in and to all and singuler the saied Messuages howses buildinges barnes stables yardes gardens orchardes gleabelandes meadowes pastures feedinges Tythes Rentes services and oblacons Emolumentes liberties wayes hedges Dytches Commons and Commodities parcell or belonging vnto the sayed Rectorye parsonage or pryorie or to any of ye Leases aforesayed given or devised vnto the sayed Isaacke my sonne as ys aforesayed (except before excepted) with all and singuler theire appurtennces vnto him the same Isaacke my sonne his executors Administrators and assignes to his and theire owne propper vse and vses for and during the whole terme termes and nomber of yeres yet to come and vnexpired of and in them and every of them mentioned and Comprised in the saied severall grauntes Indentures and writinges touching and concerning the sayed severall Leases liable chardgable and chardged to me with all and every suche rentes services conditions Covenntes agreamentes and chardges as ben in the same severall Leases and in the grauntes assignmentes and wrytinges thereof or concerning the same lymited Covennted graunted or agreed vppon to be done and performed on the parte of me myne executors Administrators or assignes and allso liable chargeable and charged togeather with my freehould Landes and tenementes before given to the same Isaacke my sonne by this my Will vnto and with all and every suche estates Condicons Lymitacons provisoes paymentes of money and other chardges as are hereafter in and by this my saied will lymited expressed and Declared touching or concerning the same.
Item I give and bequeathe vnto Samuell Alston my sonne all those my twoe tenementes peeces and parcells of Land pasture and wood ground with theire appurtennces which I of late purchased of one Robert Cooke: To have and to hould the same vnto the sayed Samuell my sonne his heires and assignes for ever. Allso I do give and bequeathe vnto the sayed Samuell Alston my sonne All those my Coppiehould Landes tenementes and hereditamentes with theire appurtennces which I late purchased of William Hoye lying in Newton aforesayed and holden by Coppie of Courte roll of the Mannor of Newton hall. And allso all that my Close or feild of Custumary Land with th appurtennces nowe or late parcell of a tenement called Groomes holden of the Mannor of Boorehouse in Edwardston as the same Close dothe lye on the other side of the highwaye over against the house of the saied tenement called Groomes togeather with all wayes pathes Commons hedges ditches profittes easementes and appurtennces therunto belonging or occupied or enioyed to or with the same or any parte thereof: To have and to hould all and singuler the sayd Coppiehould or Customary Landes and tenementes with all and singuler theire Appurtennces vnto the saied Samuell my sonne and his heires according to the customes of the severall Mannors whereof the same premisses are holden.
Item whereas one William Shave of Sudburie fishmonger hath mortgaged Conveyed and assured vnto me and myne heires one Capitall Messuage or tenement late Barnard Milles and all the houses buildinges yardes and gardens to the same Messuage adioyning and belonging scituat and lying in the parishe of Sainct Gregorie in Sudburie aforesayed with
Condition for Redemption thereof by payment of six skore poundes of lawfull englishe money at such dayes and tymes and in suche manner as in and by one Deed indented to me therof made bearing Date the twoe and twentith day of Julie in the Eleaventh yere of the kinge's Ma'tys. Raigne that nowe ys of England (wherunto Relacon beyng had) more at large appeareth, I do hereby give Devise and bequeathe the saied Messuage Tenement and premisses and all my estate Righte title and Interest therein togeather with the saied Deede Indented and all bondes and Evidences concerning the same vnto
the saied Samuell Alston my sonne: To have and to hould to hym the same Samuell his heires and assignes by and vnder such provisoes Conditions and agreamentes as in and by the saied Deede Indented are mentioned and expressed.
And my Will is that yf the saied Six skore poundes or soe muche thereof as shall after my decease growe due to be payed shalbe tendered to be payed for Redemption of the saied premisses according to the purporte of the same Deed Indented : That then the sayed Samuell my sonne his executors administrators or assignes shall receyve have and take the same for and towardes the performance of this my Will.
Item I do give limytt devise and appoynte and by this my Will doe declare and ordayne that the aforenamed Susan my wife for and towardes some parte recompence and satisfaction to be made vnto her for her Dower and righte Title and Interest of Dower which she hathe or maye hereafter Clayme challenge have or demaunde of in or to all and singuler the messuages Landes Tenementes and hereditamentes whereof I am nowe seised or that at any tyme during the Coverture and marriage betwene her and me I have ben seised or shall stand seised of an estate of Inheritance whereof she maye should or oughte to be endowed by the Lawes of this Realme of England One Annuitye or yerelie Rent chardge of fortie poundes of lawfull money of England to be yerelie yssuing goyng out or payable out and for all and singular my Messuages Landes Tenementes and Hereditamentes as well freehould as coppiehould and Lease or ffermehoulde before by this my Will given and bequeathed vnto the aforenamed Abraham my sonne : To have
and to hould and yerelie to perceyve receyve and take the same Annuitie or yerelie Rent of fortie poundes vnto her the same Susan and her Assignes from and after the daye of my decease for and during the terme of her naturall life (yf she the same Susan during the same terme shall contynewe widowe sole and vnmarryed) and noe longer nor in any other mannner at the feastes of Sainct Michaell the Archangell and the Annunciacon of oure Ladye the Virgin by even and equall porcons in every yere to be payde. The first payment thereof begynning at the ffeaste of Set Michaell th-Archangell next
coming after the day of my Decease or within one monethe next ensewing the same ffeaste. And allso I doe give bequeathe limytt assigne and appoynte vnto her the same Susan my wife in parte of a further recompence and satisfaction of her aforesaied Dower and right title and interest of Dower which she shall or maye have challenge clayme or Demaund of in and vato all and singuler the Messuages Landes tenementes and hereditamentes which she maye have clayme or demaund of in and to all and singuler the Landes Tenementes and Hereditamentes wherof I have ben nowe am or hereafter shalbe seised during the Coverture and marriage betwene her and me: One other Annuitye or yerelie rent chardge of tenne poundes of lawfull monye of England yssuing goyng out or to belayed out of and for all and singuler my Landes tenementes and Hereditamentes scituat lying or beyng m Newton and Ashington aforesayed or elswhere in the saied Countie of Sufk. as well freehould as Lease or ffermehold which are and ben in and by this my will given bequeathed Lymited or appoynted vnto the aforenamed Edmond Alston my sonne. To have hould perceave receave and take the same Annuitie or yerelie rent of Tenne poundes vnto her the sated Susan and her assignes from and after the daye of my decease for and during the terme of her naturall life (yf she shall so longe be and contynewe a widowe sole and vnmarryed and not otherwise nor in any other manner), at the ffeastes of Sainct Michaell tharchangell and the Annunciacon of or Ladye the virgin by even and equall porcons yerelie to be paied. The first payment thereof to begynne at the ffeaste of Sainct Michaell th archangell which shall first come next after the day of my Decease or within one rnoneth next ensewing the same ffeaste : And moreover I do give bequeathe limitt assigne and appoynte vnto the saied Susan my wife in pt of a further Recompence and satisfaction of her aforesayed Dower and title of Dower of and in all and singuler the Landes
tenementes and hereditamentes whereof I have ben nowe am or hereafter shalbe seised during the Coverture or mariage betwene her and me One Annuitie or yerelie Rent Chardge of ffortie poundes of lawfull money of England yssuing goyng and to be paved out of and for all and singuler those my Landes tenementes meadowes pastures feedinges and hereditamentes lying and beyng in Newton Edwardston Litle Waldingfeild and Milding or any of them as well freehould as Lease or fermehould which have and ben before in and by this my Will given bequeathed Lymited appoynted by this my Will unto the aforenamed Isaacke Alston my sonne. To have hould and enioye perceave receave and take the sated Annuitie or yerelie Rent chardge of ffortie poundes unto her the sated Susan my Wife and her Assignes from the Daye of my decease for and during the terms of the naturall life of her the same Susan (yf she shall so longs be and contynewe a widows sole and vnmaryed) and not otherwise nor in any other manner at the ffeastes of Sainct Michaell ye Archangell and the Annunciacon of our Ladye the virgin by even and squall portions in every yere to be paved : The first payment thereof to begynne at the ffeaste of Sainct Michaell th archangell next comming after the Daye of my decease or within one moneth next ensewing the same ffeaste. And I do further will graunte ordayne assigns and appoynte and my true meaning and intent ys that yf when and as often as yt shall happen the saved severall Annuities or yerelie Rentes herein above limited and bequeathed to be paved unto the saied Susan my Wife or her assignes in manner and forms aforesayd or any of them or any parts or parcell of anie of them to be behinds and unpaved after any of the saied ffeastes and dayes at in or vppon the which the same shalbe due or ought to be paved as is aforesayed : That then and soe often and from thencefourthe at all tymes after yt shall and may be lawfull unto and for her the sayed Susan and her assignes to enter into all and singuler ruche of the sayed Messuages Landes tenementes hereditamentes Leased grounder and fermes given or bequeathed unto my sayed sonnes or any of them in forms aforesayed out of and for the which the same Annuitie or yerelie Rent or Rentes or any of them or any parts or parcell thereof ys limited to be yssuing goyng out or payable and shalbe so unpaved or into any parts or parcell of fhe same And there to distrayne for the same rent so beyng behinds and unpaved and for the Arrerages thereof (yf any be) and the distresse and distresses there founds and therefore taken to leade drive beare and carry away and the same to ympound Detayne withould and keeps until the same yerelie renter or every of them and the arrerages of them and every of them for which the same Distresse is or shalbe taken shalbe unto her the sayed Susan and her assignes fullie satisfied contented and paved : Provided allwayes that yf my sayed sonnes or any of them or any of theirs heires or assignes shall fails or make defaults of or in the payment of the Rent Renter or sommes of money bequeathed or limited to be yssuing or goyng out or payable out of or for the Landes tenementes ffermes or hereditamentes unto hym or them given or bequeathed by this my Will in forms aforesayed and do not pave or satisfie the same and all the arrerages thereof (yf any or be) within one monethe next folowinge next after any of the same ffeastes at in or vppon the which the same is herein above lymyted and ought to be paved according to my mynde and true intent in that behalfe herein above declared: That then and from thencefourthe at all tymes after yt shall and may be lawfull unto and for the sayed Susan and her assignes to enter into all and singuler suche of the sayed Messuages Landes Tenementes ffermes and hereditamentes given or bequeathed unto my saied sonnes or any of them in forms aforesayed out of and for the which the same Renter or any of them or any parts or parcell thereof is limited to be yssuing and payable and shalbe so unpaved by the space of one monethe next folowing any of the saied ffeastes wherein the same shalbe due or payable: And shall take the possession therof to her and theirs owns use and behoofe and quietlie have houlde and enioye the same and receave perceave and take all the Renter yssues and profittes therof to her and theirs owns use without any interruption eviction lett or disturbance of my sayed sonnes and theirs heires or any of them or of any of theirs Tenntes or ffermors in that behalfe during and vntill suche tyme as she the same Susan and her assignes shall be of and with the saied Renter yssues and profittes of the same Landes Tenementes ffermes and hereditamentes fullie satisfied Contented and paved of and for all the saied Renter payable out of and for the same unto her devised given or Limited to be paved according to this my Will and to my true meaning and intent herein expressed and declared any matter or things in my saied Will conteyned or specified to the Contrarye therof in any wise notwithstanding). Provided allwayes and I do will ordayne Limitt and appoynte and my will and full mynde and true intent ys that yf the aforesayed Susan my Wife or any other person or persons for her or in her name or to her use shall by her meanes or consent recover or obteyne in any of the Courtes of ours Soveraigne Lord the Kings his heires or Successors or shall obteyne or effectuallie Demaund or sue to have any Dower Joynture or Rent or any other Revenewe profitt or recompence of for or in respect of her Joynture or Dower of in and for or out of any of the Messuages Landes Tenementes or hereditamentes whereof I am nowe owner and do stand seised or that I have been owner or shall stand seised of any estate of inheritaunce at any tyme during the Coverture or marriage had betwene her and me other then of and for ruche Landes Tenementes hereditamentes Rentes estate and estates Rights Interest and recompence onlie as in that behalfe Ys and ben unto her given bequeathed or Limited and appoynted by the expresse wordes of this my will according to my true meaning and intent herein before declared. That then and from thencefourthe all and every of my guiftes legacyes bequestes and devises of all and every of the Messuages Landes Tenementes Renter sommes of money paymentes and other thinges before in and by this my Will given willed bequeathed Limited or assigned unto her the saved Susan my Wife shall be of noe force nor effects but shalbe then and from thencefourthe vtterlie frustrate and voyde to all intentes Constructions and purposes (any (sic) or expressed to the Contrary thereof in any wise notwithstanding) Provided allso and I do hereby will and declare my mynde to be that yf it fortune the aforenamed Abraham Alston my sonne to dye before his full age of thirtie yeres without yssue of his bodye lawfullie begotten then living. Then all and every the aforesaied Messuages Landes tenementes meadowes pastures feedinges wood grounder and hereditaments as well freehould and Coppiehould as Lease or fermehould with all and singular theirs apprtennces And all the estate right title interest and terms of yeres of and in all and singuler the same premises given bequeathed Limited and appoynted unto and for the sated Abraham his heires executors or Assignes by this my will shall from thencefourthe goe remayne and be unto my sonnes Edmond Samuell and Isaacke To the onlie use and behoofe of them theirs heires executors and assignes for ever vppon Condition notwithstanding that yf William Alston my sonne his heires executors or assignes do pave or cause to be paved unto them the same Edmond Samuell and Isaacke theirs executors or assignes the somme of nyne hundred poundes of lawfull money of England, within twelve monethes next after the day of the decease of the same Abraham in manner and forms foloinge that is to says unto the sayed Edmond three hundred poundes therof unto the sayed Samuell other three hundred poundes therof : And unto the sayed Isaacke three hundred poundes residue of the sayed nyne hundred poundes : Then my mynde and will is that my sayed guifte and bequest of the same Messuages Landes and tenementes hereditamentes and premisses and all the whole estate and Estates Rightes Interestes and demaundes so given bequeathed lymited or disposed of unto the same Edmond Samuell and Isaacke as ys aforesayed shalbe vtterlye frustrate voyde and of none effects. And my further will and meaning ys and I do hereby give devise lymit and appoynte that ymmediatlie vppon and after the payment of the same nyne hundred poundes soe as ys aforesayed made, the saied Messuages Landes tenementes hereditamentes and premisses freehould Coppiehould and fermhold or Lease landes with all and singular theire appurtennces and the whole estate Interest terme and Demaund of and in the same premisses given lymited and appoynted by this my will unto the saied Abraham my sonne as before is mentioned shall from thencefourthe all whollie goe remayne and be unto the sayed William my sonne To the onlie use and behoofe of hym the same William his heires executors and assignes for ever (notwithstandinge any thinge herein above conteyned to the Contrarye). And furthermore my will and mynde ys that ymmediatlie after the payment of the sayed nyne hundred poundes as aforesayed they the sayed Edmond Samuell and Isaacke my sonnes shall doe and suffer to be done all and every lawfull and reasonable act and actes in the Lawe by ffeoffment Release Assignement confirmacon or otherwise for the more full and perfect Conveying assuring releasing Assigning and confirming of the same Messuages Landes Tenementes Hereditamentes and Premises unto and for the use of the sayed Will, my sonne his heires executors and assignes as by hym the same William his heires executors or assignes or any of his or theire Counsell learned in the Lawe shalbe reasonablie devised or advised and required at his and theire owne propper costes and chardges : Provided neverthelesse and my Will and mynde ys that yf yt shall happen the saied Messuages Landes Tenementes hereditamentes and premisses before given limyted and devised by this my Will unto the sayed Abraham my sonne to come to the handes and possession of the aforenamed Edmond Samuell Isaacke and William or to any of them by force of this my Will after the decease of hym the same Abraham that yet notwithstanding she, the sayed Susan my Wife shall have possesse and enioye such parte of my sayed Messuage howses yardes and premisses as are before given and bequeathed unto her by this my Will for and during the estate and interest therof and therein given unto her by the same my Will and that all and singuler the same Messuage Landes tenementes hereditamentes and premisses so comming to theire or any of theire handes or possessions after the death of the same Abraham as aforesayed shalbe liable chardgeable and chardged with all suche Annuityes Rentes paymentes condicons limitacons and estates unto and for her the same Susan as the same before in and by this my will are liable chardgeable and chardged withall.
Item I do give and bequeath unto the aforenamed William Alston my sonne all that my Lease estate righte interest and terme of yeres yet to come and vnexpired of in and unto all those my peeces and parcells of meadowe ground with theire Appurtennces lying in a in eadowe called Northmeadowe in Sudburye in the sayed Countie of Sufk. To have and to hould the same peeces and parcells of meadowe ground with theire appurtennces unto the same William my sonne his executors Administrators and assignes for and during all my estate interest and terme of yeres yet to come of and in the same.
Item I do give and bequeathe unto Amye Alston my daughter one hundred poundes And unto Dorothye Alston my daughter I do likewise give and bequeath one hundred poundes to be payed unto eache of them by myne executor at theire severall ages of eighteen yeres or in or vppon the dayes of theire severall mariages which shall first happen. And yf it fortune any of my sayed twoe daughters to depart this life vnmarryed or before they shall atteyne unto theme sated severall ages of eighteene yeres Then my mynde and will is that the Legacey or Somme of money given and appoynted to the same my daughter deceasing by this my Will shall goe and be payed to the same my daughter which shall survive at her day of mariage or age of eighteene yeres which shall first happen as aforesayed. But yf it happen both my sayed daughters Amye and Dorothye to dye vnmaried or before they come to theire sayed severall ages of eighteene yeres : Then my will and mynde ys that the same twoe hundred poundes given as aforesayed shalbe distributed and payed unto and amongest all my sonnes and daughters borne of the bodye of Suzan my wife viz. : to every of them parte and parte alike.
Item I give and bequeathe unto ye saied Susan my wife all my plate of silver which by expresse worries in my life tyme be not otherwise given or appoynted by me to be delivered to some other person or persons for his or theire owne uses. And I do likewise give and bequeathe unto her the same Susan all suche goodes Chattells and househoulde stuffe as are mentioned and expressed to be given her in a schedule or writing to this my will annexed and subscribed with my owne hand. To have holde and enioye the same
plate of silver (excepte before excepted) and all the same goodes chattells and housholde stuffe in the saied Schedule or writing mentioned to be given her unto the same Susan my wife her executors Administrators and assignes as her and theme owne propper goodes and chattells for ever. And I do allso give and bequeathe unto the aforenamed Abraham Alston my sonne all suche my goodes chattells Cattells and howsehould stuffe as are mentioned and expressed to be given unto hym in a schedule or writing subscribed with my owne hande and to this my Will likewise annexed To have hould possesse and enioye the same goodes Chattells Cattell and household stuffe unto the same Abraham his executors and assignes to his and theire owne propper use and uses forever.
Item my will and mynde is that my executor hereunder named shall have perceyve receave and take all suche debtes and sommes of money as shalbe owing unto me by my sonnes Edward Alston William Alston Edmond Alston Isaacke Alston and Abraham Alston and every or any of them or by any other person or persons whatsoever And allso all suche other stocke and store of Cattell corne haye ymplementes of houshould and husbandrye which are or shalbe myne the same Thomas in the Custodyes or possessions of them the same William Edmond Isaacke and Abraham my sonnes or any of them at the Tyme of my decease for and towardes the payment of my Debtes and Legacyes and performance of this my Will (excepte only all such Debtes sommes of money corne haye Cattell ymplementes of houshould and husbandrye as by the expresse worries of this my Will or by any Schedule or Schedules to the same annexed or by any other Writing under my hand are or shalbe otherwise given disposed of acquited or discharged. And of this my Testament and last will I do make ordayne and appoynt the aforenamed Samuel Alston my sonne to be the sole and only executor Requyring hym to see the same the same in all thinges dulye and trulie performed according to my speciall truste in him reposed. And I do hereby nominate and appoynt my welbeloved freind Richard Skynner of Sudburye gent to be Supervisor of the same my Will desyring hym to be ayding and assisting unto my sated Executor with his best advice and directions in the due performance of the same And for his paynes to be taken in that behalfe I do hereby give unto hym fyve poundes of lawfull english money to be payed unto hym by my sayed executor within one yere next after my decease. And in witnesse that this present writing ys and doth Conteyne my true last will and testament to every leafe or sheete thereof I have written my name with myne owne hand and to this leafe or sheete and allso at the head of this present writing I have set my seale the daye and yere first aboue written By me
Thomas Alston.
Sealed and published in the presence of Thomas Plampin Robert Abbott the marke of John Marshall John Kingsbury Thomas Wix per me Richum Skynner Samuel Alston Isaacke Alston Abrahm Alston

A Schedule or writing conteyning and expressing all suche goodes Chattells and houshould stuffe as are given meant and intended by this my Will hereunto annexed to and for the onlie use benefitt and behoofe of Susan my Wife her executors and assign as foloweth vizt:
Inprimis in the litle parlor one Joyned table with a frame, one ioyned forme, fower ioyned stooles, one Cupbourd one, presse, one greate Chest called the blue chest, one still
Item in the litle parlor chaumber called the best chaumber one posted Bed with a tester valence and Curtens and a flockbed, twoe fetherbedes, twoe feather bolsters, one paire of Blankettes and Couering of blue and white, one greene Rugg to laye on the bed, twoe pillowes, all which are belonging to the saied Bedd : One running bed vnder the sated highbed with a matt of flege, one other fetherbed, one feather bolster, one paire of Blankettes, one Covering of Darnacle, one twilt to Cover the bed, twoe pillowes, all which belonge to the saied Bedd in the saied Chaumber, one long table, with a Carpet lined, twoe ioyned formes, sixe ioyned stooles, one ioyned chayer, twoe turned highe chaires, twoe lowe stooles couered with greene, one litle side table with a Carpet of greene for the same table, one payer of bellowes, one paire of Cobyrons, one fire forke, fyve quishions of Darnacle, one fire panne, one greate ioyned Cheste
Item halfe the brasse, halfe the pewter, halfe the spittes, halfe the Dripping pannes, halfe the brewing Vessell, shalfe the vessells in the dayrie (except the cheesepresse), all the bees and beeskepps that standeth in the kitchen yarde, halfe the sheetes and halfe the tablecloths and halfe the tablenapkins and all the best of the Lynnen not otherwise given: so muche breadcorne and drinke corne as she and her Companye shall reasonablie spend before Michaelmas 1614, halfe the Cheeses
Item in the kitchen one plancke table with a frame, two Trammells and the barre of yron that the Trammells hange on.
By me Thomas Alston

A Schedule or writing mentioning and expressing all such goodes Chattells and househould stuffe as are given meant and intended by my Will hereunto annexed to be to and for the only vse benefitt and behoofe of Abraham Alston my sonne his executors and assignes for euer as foloweth vizt.
Imprimis in the Hall one longe ioyned table with a frame, One joyned sidetable wth a frame, One joyned square table with a frame, One longe plancke forme for the long table, Sixe joyned stooles, all the Benches in the hall, twoe highe old, turned chayers, One lowe turned chaire, one childes chaire, one litle cupbord, one plancke greate stoole to cutt out meate
Three trammells and the barre they hange on, the greatest payer of Cobirones, one payer of tongues, one fier panne, one fire forke of yron, sixe quishions of Lyst
Item in the greate parlor one longe joyned table with a frame, one side ioyned table with a frame, one linery table, tenne ioyned stooles, twoe litle footestooles, one greate Cubbord with a Cloathe, twoe Carpetes for the longest Tables and the side table.
Item in the mill house the mill with all thinges belonging to the saied mill and allso the pumpe and allso the Lead of furnesse
Item one carte, one Tumbrell, one other Tumbrell Cowpe one ploughe with all the yrones and traise that belongeth to the Carte and ploughe, one Bushell and one Skreene for corne
Item halfe the brasse halfe the pewter halfe the spittes, halfe the Drippingpannes halfe the brewing vessells halfe the vessells in the Dayerie and the Cheesepresse wholie, the moulding bourd and tubbes and troughes for that vse of bakinge whollie
Item in the maydes chaumber the Chaumber over the hall the chaumber over the greate parlor where my sonnes lye all suche thinges whatsoever as be of myne in the sayd chaumbers (except such money and evidence and all other thing that be in the Chest with twoe haspes standing vnder the windowe) halfe the sheetes and halfe the table clothes and so much breadcorne and drinkcorne as shalbe fitt to be spent and in reasonable manner before Michaelmas 1614 and at the mancon howse called Deanes, halfe the cheese
By me Thomas Alston

Proved on the 3oth June 1614 by Samuel Alston son and executor in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury at London before Master Edmond Pope and Sir John Benet Knt.
Lawe 57
Page 93 Alstoniana
Copy of Will on this file.

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Norfolk Record Office: Diocese of Norwich, Probate Inventories [DN/INV37 - DN/INV47(b)]
Creator(s): Church of England, Diocese of Norwich, Norfolk
FILE - Inventories exhibited in the year from 25th March 1636 Nod. DN/INV42/1-323 with part of original index - ref. DN/INV42 - date: 1636 - 1637
item: ALSTON, THOMAS, Erwarton, S., yeoman - ref. DN/INV42/42 - date: 1636 - 1637
Ref A2A This may not be This Thomas's Inventory not searched.

Questions exist in relation to birth/baptism dates etc of Thomas's children, further research may bare more detail.

Exchequer: King's Remembrancer: Depositions taken by Commission E 134/34 Eliz/Trin2
Thos. Thomas? Alston, William Stocke. v. Richard Spencer: Parish and vicarage of Edwardstone (Suffolk). Tythes. [Baldwin Dycam, vicar of Edwardstone, and Mr. Chapman, farmer of the parsonage of Edwardstone, are mentioned.]: Suffolk . Thos. Thomas?
Date range: 1591 - 1592.
Source: The Catalogue of The National Archives


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Thomas married Dorothy HOLMSTEAD [2672] [MRIN: 916], daughter of Henry HOMESTEAD OF MAPLESTEAD [2620] and Miss BENDLOWES [2816]. (Dorothy HOLMSTEAD [2672] died on 3 Apr 1579.)


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Thomas next married Susanna GOSSE of Waldingfield [2796] [MRIN: 915], daughter of Thomas GOSSE [2809] and Unknown, on 15 Nov 1579 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK. (Susanna GOSSE of Waldingfield [2796] was buried on 28 Jan 1625/26 in Newton Nr Sudbury SFK.)


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