The Kings Candlesticks - Family Trees
Lord John CREWE 1st Baron Steyne [6717]
Jemima WALDEGRAVE of Lawford ESS [6718]
(Abt 1602-1675)
Sir Roger TOWNSHEND of Rainham NFK [6716]
Lord Thomas CREWE 2nd Bt of Stene [3036]
(Abt 1624-1697)
Mary TOWNSHEND of Rainham NFK [6715]

Hon Temperance CREWE [3035]


Family Links

1. Sir Rowland ALSTON 2nd Bart [3025]

2. Sir John WOLSTONHOLME Bart of Forty Hill Enfield Mdx [3037]

Hon Temperance CREWE [3035]

  • Baptised: 8 May 1656, Flore NTH
  • Marriage (1): Sir Rowland ALSTON 2nd Bart [3025] about 1675
  • Marriage (2): Sir John WOLSTONHOLME Bart of Forty Hill Enfield Mdx [3037]
  • Died: 18 Oct 1728, Old Rectory Harrold BDF aged 72
  • Buried: Odell Church BDF

bullet  General Notes:

Temperance always found means to perform great and generous actions. She rebuilt a considerable part of the Castle on the site of the keep of the ancient castle, and gave to the Church of Odell, a Pulpit Cloth and Cushion of crimson relief embroidered with her cypher and paternal crest, and a Silver Plate for the Service of the Altar.

After the death of Sir Rowland Alston, Temperance married Sir John Wostenholme, Bart, of Foty Hill, in Enfield, Middlesex who died in 1708. Sir John had issue by a previous marriage but none by Temperance. Surviving her second husband, she lived in the old rectory-house at Harrold.

Dame Temperance is buried under a black ledger stone on the right under the choir in Odell church inscribed "Here lyeth interred Dame Temperance the wife of Sr Rowland Alston Baronet and the widow of John Wolstonholme Bart who died Oct the xviii 1728"
Ref.Harvey - Hundred of Willey co Bedfordshire. Bedford R.O.

Image: Monument with pedigree and ledger stone in All Saints Church Odell BDF each reads.

Here Lie Interred The Bodies Of.
Sir Rowland Alston Baronet fon of ye said
Sir Thomas and & Elizabeth his wife;
who married ye Honble Temperance daughter
of ye Rt. Honble Thomas Ld Cewe Baron of
Stean, in the County of Northampton by
whom he had, ifsue 8 Sons and 6
Daughters. He was buried ye XXIII of
Sept 1697 being in ye XIVII year of his Age.
The Honble Dame Temperence
Wife of Sr Rowd Alston Bt
died Oct 18 J728
Sr Thomas Alston Bt their Eldeft Son
died unmarried in Dec J714
Vere John Alston their
Youngeft Son Rector of
this Parifh, died the 20th of June
1762 Aged 22

Here Lyeth Interred
Dame Temperance the
wife of Sir Rowland Alston
Baronet and Widow of
John Wolstenholme Bt
who died Octbr XVIII J728

bullet  Research Notes:

Chancery Proceedings before 1714.
Answer, 23 December 1698, of Dame Temperance Alston, widow, one of the defendants to the bill of complaint
of Crew Alston, Rowland, Horatio. Elizabeth, Vere, John and Anne Alston, all infants under the age of 21, by the
Hon. Charles Montague, Esq., their next friend, and George Nodes, gent.
Sir Rowland Alston made his will and died possessed of a considerable personal estate, but not near so much
as in the bill is alleged.
After the death of Thomas, Lord Crow, her father, and the Earl of Bolingbroke and Mr. Charles Alston had renounced executorship, defendant took out letters of administration to the estate. The inventory made out by the bailiff was of far too great a sum, and defendant employed an upholsterer, a skilful man, to make one more correct. (These inventories are appended to the answer A sale of grain and some of the husbandry stock and furniture has realised 1892 7s. 8d.
Defendant has paid debts &c. to the amount of , 1479 5s 7d and has also laid out several sums for maintaining and placing out the complainants, testator's children, and the defendant Mary Alston, amounting altogether to 333 15s. &c. &c.
Ref: Bridges 360/23 1698. Alstoniana Pg 190

Bill, 15 May 1700, by Horatio, Elizabeth, Vere John and Anne Alstone, sons and daughters of Sir Rowland Alstone, late of Odell, co. Bedford, Bart., all under the age of 21 years, by Dame Temperance Alstone, their mother, v. Anne, Lady Crew.
Orator's grandfather, and Thomas, late Lord Crew, by his will dated 11 July 1696, bequeathed to his granddaughter Mary, eldest daughter of Sir Rowland Alstone, 500 and 100 apiece to his other children.
The defendant, his widow and executrix, refuses to pay these legacies.
Defendant says she cannot safely pay the legacies to Orators, because they are under age.
PRO C8/564/51

Temperance was a beneficiary of the Will 1720 of Elizabeth Fawkner of Ebisham SRY, given a ring of value 20/-
Ref: Genealogical Gleanings Vol I


Temperance married Sir Rowland ALSTON 2nd Bart [3025] [MRIN: 1023], son of Sir Thomas ALSTON Kt & Bt. of Odell [3021] and Dame Elizabeth ST JOHN [3022], about 1675. (Sir Rowland ALSTON 2nd Bart [3025] was baptised on 11 Nov 1652 in Odell BDF, died in Sep 1697 and was buried on 24 Sep 1697 in Odell BDF.)


Temperance next married Sir John WOLSTONHOLME Bart of Forty Hill Enfield Mdx [3037] [MRIN: 1025].

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