Samuel ALSTON 
- Born: 14 Jan 1686/87, Newton SFK
- Baptised: 25 Jan 1686/87, East Bergholt, Suffolk. UK
- Died: 9 Oct 1752 aged 65
- Buried: 13 Oct 1752, Newton Nr Sudbury SFK
Samuel received under his fathers Will his books on law and copyholds in East Bergholt. His will dated 4 Oct 1752 was proved PCC 4 Nov 1752 by Edward Alston his nephew. His lands everywhere in Suffolk and Essex were left to Edward son of his late brother Nicholas.
The Will of Samuel Alston of East Bergholt, co. Suffolk gentleman Dated 4 October 1752.
I give to my nephew Edward Alston and his heirs son of my brother Nicholas Alston deceased all my messuages farms, lands, woods and estates (with all rights thereto belonging), situate in the parish of St. Osith, co. Essex also my messuage farms lands woods &c. in the parish of Wheeley, co. Essex, my messuage lands &c. in Great Holsand, co. Essex-the same in Brantham, co. Suffolk the same purchased from Mrs. Partridge widow in East Bergholt, now in the occupation of John Skinner, Anthony Lewis and my own occupation-also my messuage lands &c, in East Bergholt, now in the occupa-
tion of Widow Page, John Abbott and myself
I give to my brother Thomas Alston L10
I give to my brother William Alston L10
Also to such of the children of Thomas Alston as shall be living at my decease L5 each
I give to the children of my brother William L5 each
I give to my nephew Thomas son of my brother Nicholas L10
I give to my servants 20/- each
I give to the poor of the partsh of Newton 40/-
I give to the poor of the parish of East Bergholt 40/-
The rest of my goods, chattels, plate, mortgages, bonds, securities, notes and the residue of my real and personal estate I give to my said nephew Edward Alston and appoint him sole executor of this my will
Mark of SAMUEL ALSTON x
Witnesses: James Michell, Hepn Earl, Richard Frost
Proved the 4th November 1752 by Edward Alston nephew of deceased and sole executor named in will.
Alstoniana Pg 139.
Within the Communion rails, on a black marble on the South Side.
Samuel Alston Gentn.
late of East Bergholt in this County
who died 9 Oct. 1752
In the 66th year of his age.
Alstoniana Pg. 269.