John ALSTON Jnr 
- Baptised: 4 Dec 1664, Edwardstone SFK
- Marriage (1): Martha CRABB of Wethersfield ESS  on 24 Mar 1682/83
- Marriage (2): Elizabeth COLLINS  on 30 Sep 1679
- Buried: 26 Jun 1742, Edwardstone SFK
Some researchers consider John Alston  bap 20 Jul 1655 s Samuel & Mary may be the ancestor of the Nayland Family
John sonne of Daniell Alstone & Margarett his wife baptised 4 Dec 1664 Edwardstone. IGI & Edwardstone Parish Transcripts Alstoniana.
He is described as John Alston Snr in this tree this ignores the fact that he was described as Jnr at his son's baptism.
That this John was a farmer of Edwardstone and had these four sons etc is based on the old tree below:
Alstoniana Pg 371
Pedigree of Samuel Alston the elder of Edwardstone in Suffolk Maltster taken in 1745 (the paper is torn but sufficient remains to decipher . .45 and Samuel the father Will was proved in 1754) and of the whole family from Jno.
John Alston (the Ancestor)
John Thomas Jacob
Samuel Sarah Ann Mary
Mary Jacob John Martha Elizabeth Sarah
= = d1746 = = =
Jno Wiske Ann Alston Stansfield Dounie Tiffin
This tree is inconclusive but cannot be ignored for line of names and Edwardstone roots.
That birth or baptism records of 3 of John's sons have not been knowingly found indicate he might have been living away from Edwardstone at some point, or that they are recorded at the same location as his untraced marriage, probably his wife's home?
SUFFOLK POLL, 1702.
Edwardstone - John Alston voted for Ld. Dysart and Sr. Rob. Davers.
SUFFOLK POLL, 1710.
Edwardstone - A John Alston voted for Sir Philip Parker
Edwardstone 1710 Lease Annabells Wood & Priory Down etc
1667 Hearth Tax:
A John Alston was taxed on ? hearths at Great Waldingfield
1669 Hearth Tax:
John Alstan of Gt Waldingfield 3 hearths
1674 Hearth Tax:
John Alston of Gt Waldingfield 3 hearths
Between 1678-80 John Alston was a Church Warden at Edwardstone.
Tithe payers 1693.
John Alston and Samuel Alston of Edwardstone.
12 Jun 1711.
John Alston the elder took occupation etc of Grovefield, Thornfields, Bakers Meadow, Rudland's Bottom, from Will Chaplin of Bury John Newman also Jaggard gents. . . . .
Henry Corry Papers (1951) Edwardstone Hall.
Ref:Bury RO 391/72
Bury St Edmunds Quarter Sessions
21 Jan 1711/12
Samuel Alston & John Alston - Being indicted for Petty Larceny and whipt in Open Court are to be discharged paying their food being 6/4d each.
On file 2003
Does this refer to Johns sons ?
1st March, 1898.
At last I am able to send you copies of all the Alston baptisms marriages and burials recorded from 1646 to 1760
Our registers only date from 1645 therefore all previous books must have been either lost or destroyed. I had no idea when I first wrote to you that there were so many entries. . . . . I have spent hours and hours in searching the registers and in deciphering the indistinct writing.
I shall not forget about the memorial slabs and the "New House" Believe me,
(Rev.) PAKENHAM WEST.
10 March, 1898.
Dear Sir, . . . . . I think it is most probable that the older Registers were destroyed in Cromwell's time. No doubt they contained many interesting records of your ancestors.
I enclose copies of inscriptions on memorial slabs, which were removed to the Lady Chapel about the year 1878 ; formerly they lay in the nave and side aisle but they are less likely to be damaged in their present position.
With regard to the New House I have made many enquiries.
It was not Edwardstone Hall because the Brands occupied that house and it is mentioned on their tombs in the Church. Nor the Grove which was a large house built last century by Colonel Waring during the lifetime of an old parishioner's (aged 85) grandfather and pulled down about 70 years ago by Richard Waring. (It was in fact the Grove ELF 2001) Nor the Lodge which is a small modern house so that I have come to the conclusion that the New House was either Edwardstone House or a smaller house about 500 yards nearer to Boxford.
May yet be able to find out which of these was built by Isaac Alston.
Believe me, yours faithfully,
(Rev.) PAKENHAM WEST.
Alstoniana Pg 376/7
Comments on John Alston  son of Daniel & Margaret:
That John's parents are Samuel and Mary was suggested by Dr E L Fenn in 1898 but not accepted by Cresswell, or E L Fenn in 2001 who conjectures that the biblical christian names are more likely to have come down from Daniel and Margaret and Martha was used for a two daughters by son Jacob and a daughter by son Samuel.
John sonne of Daniell Alstone & Margarett his wife baptised 4 Dec 1664 Edwardstone. IGI & Edwardstone Parish Transcripts Alstoniana.
John is described as John Jnr as father to some of his children? Perhaps Jnr in relation to John  the cousin to differentiate the John Alston's in that generation, there being only a 9 yr age difference between [4025 &  ?
A John Allston was born 1666 Newton IGI no parents detailed but a wife shown Elizabeth Harris.
John Alston snr is named in an Indenture dated 1728 Ref 391 Corry Papers unlisted & unnumbered, and a mortgage to a James Firman of Stoke dated 1728.
Sir Henry Corry Papers (1951)
Bury RO Ref 391
391 Unumbered Miscellaneous 1720 - 1739
Indenture signed John Alston elder dated 30 July 1728.
Indenture signed John Alston elder mortgage L.150 witness Jas Vanderzee 24 August 1728.
Indenture signed John Alston elder and John Alston junior lease and re-lease 23 July 1731.
Indenture signed John Alston elder and John Alston junior 24 July 1731.
Bond to perform signed John Alston elder and John Alston junior.
391/72. 12 June 1711.
John Alston the elder took occupation etc of: Grovefield Rudlands Bottom, Thornfields, Bakers Meadow, from William Chaplin of Bury, John Newman also Jaggard, Gents.
391/36 10 October 1797.
Indent and mortgage? Walter Waring and Elizabeth Serles of various lands buildings etc..
1. Various sheds yards hay house barn land previously in the tenure and occupation of John Alston the elder before that William Cooper.
2. Fields enclosures arable land meadow and pastures formerly in the occupation of John Alston his heirs etc called Grove Field, Thornfield, Bakers Meadow, Rudland's Bottom, containing 21 acres thereabouts. Previously in the tenure also of Henry Lever after John Payson? Since Ann Butcher now but Woods.
Also mentioned Lords Crofts which abutted's slight land formerly George Alston's to the North called Sloads (Hoads?).
391 Unumbered Miscellaneous 1742 - 1796 B5 Pt 1 or 2. Marked 11 on top. (21 May 2001)
Not Catalogued dated 8 Jun 1742
Indenture and mortgage John Alston eldest son and heir of John Alston the elder late of Edwardstone deceased and John Baines also Grimwood Clerk of Dedham involving:
1 Lords Crofts three houses and land between Windmill Green On the East and land late Richard Spences on the West and South called Sturmins and land late Gregory Alston to the North called Sloads.
2 And also the said lands called Sloads barns sheds etc formerly in the occupation of William Cooper and then of the said John Alston the elder.
3 And also the lands etc previously in the tenure and occupation of the said John Alston the elder called Grovefield, Thornfield, Bakers Meadow, Rudlands Bottom 21 acres.
4 Peppercorn rent 500 years lease.
5 Price £231.
Thornfield: five acres lies between woody ground late of Mrs Pretty and Priory Down on the East, and arable land called Great Reynalls on the West and Little Reynalls and Grovefield towards the North, and Annabells Wood and lands in the occupation of John Kinningall in the South.
Grovefield: seven acres lying between the land of Philip Goimer? on the East and the lane? leading from Edwardstone to Little Waldingfield in the West and North. The South head abutteth on a meadow in the tenure of Philip Goimer, Mrs Pretty's woody ground, Priory Down and Thornfield aforesaid.
Bakers Meadow: five acres of mowing ground which encloses Rudlands Bottom two acres between the lands of Haat? Newman and Roger Scarlin in the North West Haat? Newman in the West and. . . . .
The Henry Corry Papers (1951) from Edwardstone Hall were removed from the Bury RO some years ago, and the researcher (E L Fenn 2011) has not been able to access them. It is felt that they may throw some light on the correct pedigree of John Alston  and his family
Shirley Taylor of Rogers Farm writes 2004: after researching Suffolk. Essex and Aylesbury Archives and finding very little on the house we feel that they must have a pile of documents Freddie did admit to this when we bought the farm from him We looked in the Aylesbury Archives as we think Lord Howe may have had a connection with Siam Hall (he certainly did with Rogers) and all his documents have been lodged there. If necessary Pat may go back there and do some more research amongst his documents
Edwardstone 1742, a John Alston is buried, this has been taken to be John Alston 
Edwardstone 1742 sale of lands & houses owned John Snr by heir John Jnr.
A John Alston died 1 Feb 1731/2 at Stoke by Nayland Could this be John Alston .
Image Courtesy Mike Burn - 2014
1. John Alston: Alston Tree.
From the Liveing Archive ref: 251
Note John Alston m Elizabeth Collins both of Edwardstone 30 Sep 1679.
No entry in the Edwardstone Register has been found, possibly married in an adjoining Parish.
2. Alston Family Tree.
This tree was found in the Liveing Archive 11052020.
It has not been checked for accuracy - 2020
3. Edwardstone Maps, c 18th C.
4. John Alston Snr & Jnr: Bonds for debt & covenant, 24 Aug 1728 Snr & 8 Mar 1729 Snr/Jnr.
Agreement between two people to pay a financial penalty if certain conditions or actions are not performed.
Features of a bond:
Usually written on parchment until c.17th century; usually paper afterwards
In two parts
first part written in Latin until 1733
deed poll (straight top edge not in form of an indenture)
Important words and phrases:
The person binding himself is called the 'obligor'. The person to whom he is bound is called the 'obligee'.
Bonds are always made up of two parts:
1. The 'obligation'. In the obligation, the names of the parties are given, the obligor states that he is bound to the obligee, the penal sum is given, and the date. This part of a bond was in Latin until 1733, except during the Commonwealth period in the mid-seventeenth century when it was in English
2. The 'condition'. This part of a bond gives the details of what the obligor is promising to do. At the end, a clause states that if he does what he promises, the bond will become null and void. If he does not, then it will remain in force and he becomes liable to pay the penal sum. This part of a bond was normally in English, even in the medieval period
Early bonds usually had the obligation on one side and the condition on the other side, but by the seventeenth century the two parts were written on the same side, one above the other.
The key words to look out for are:
[Latin] Noverint universi per presentes ... teneri et firmiter obligari
[English] Know all men by these presents ... am held and firmly bound
There are three common types of bond:
1. Bond for Debt. These bonds secured the repayment of a sum of money. The penal sum was usually twice the sum which was owed. Bonds for debt were often drawn up in connection with a mortgage and were used to strengthen the covenants for repayment in the mortgage deed. Other bonds for debt might refer to the payment of an annuity, or simply a sum of money lent privately between two people. The words to look out for here are:
"if the within bounden AB shall pay or cause to be paid ... the sum of ... with lawful interest..."
2. Bond for Performance of Covenants. These bonds were connected with another deed drawn up on the same date, and were used to make sure that the covenants referred to in the deed were kept to - for instance, building a house to a particular specification, or producing title deeds on request. The covenants themselves are not repeated in the bond, so the deed needs to be present in order to make sense of this type of bond. The operative words are:
"if the within bounded AB shall keep and perform the several covenants ..."
3. Bond for Quiet Possession. These bonds were also connected with other deeds, especially conveyances or leases. They strengthened the warranty clause in the deed to make sure that the new owner or tenant was not subjected to any disturbance. The operative words here are:
"if the within bounden AB shall have and peaceably enjoy..."
5. John Alston Snr: His signature.
A damaged deed clearly showing the signature of John Alston Snr
6. Agreement between John Alston the Elder & the Younger, 27 Jul 1731, Edwardstone SFK.
Articles of Agreement here made and concluded upon this 27th Day of July Anno Dui 1731
BETWEEN John Alston the Elder of Edwardstone in the County of Suffolk Yeoman and John Alston the younger of Stoke near Nayland in the said County Yeoman of the one part and Samuel Alston of Edwardstone aforesaid Maltster of the other part
WHEREAS by Articles of Agreement bearing the date the first day of September Anno Dui 1730 made between him the said John Alston the Elder of the one part and the said Samuel Alston of the other part he the said John Alston the Elder did demise and to . . . . . lett unto the said Samuel Alston all those two Messuages or Tenements with all and singular the houses and outhouses buildings . . . . . stables gardens orchards fruit trees ways ponds waters . . . . . passages . . . . . right of common thereunto belonging AND also all those three closes and fields of arable land thereunto near adjoining containing by estimation six acres be the same more or less AND also all that meadow or pasture ground containing by estimation five acres be the same more or less AND also all that close or field of arable land containing by estimation seven acres called Grovefield or otherwise with the appurtances AND all that field commonly called Thornfield containing by estimation six acres by the same more or less As all and singular the same premises late were in the . . . . . or occupation of the said John Alston the Elder or his Assigns and are situate lying and being in Edwardstone aforesaid To hold the same Premises to him the said Samuel Alston his Executors and Administrators from the feast of St Michael the Arch Angel thou last passed for the Term of 31 years from . . . . . . . . . . ensuing at & under a yearly rent of eighteen pounds as herein is mentioned AND whereas all & every the same premises are by assignment of certain mortgages . . . . . down to and vested in the said Samuel Alston for the remainder of two . . . . . Terms of five hundred years and one thousand years for securing payment to the said Samuel Alston his Executors and Administrators on assigning four hundred and fifty pounds and interest for the same now it is agreed by and between the said parties and the said Samuel Alston for himself his Executors and Administrators doth by these presents covenant and agree to and with the said John Alston the Elder and John Alston the younger or either of them their or either of their heirs ExEcutors Administrators or Assigns that if the said John Alston the Elder and John Alston the younger or either of them their or either of their Heirs Executors Administrators or Assigns do and shall pay off and discharge the aforesaid sum of fourhundred and fifty pounds and interest to grow due for the same and also to Francis Green of Preston twenty pounds and to Mary Kirks widow fourteen pounds and interest within the space of four years next ensuing the date hereof then the aforesaid Lease shall be void and of nowe effect from and after one years end after the said four years shall be expired otherwise to remain in full force for the remainder of the said term of one and thirty years.AND it is agreed that the said Samuel Alston shall accept and take the yearly rent and proffits of the premises in leiu of full satisfaction of the yearly interest to grow due on the said assignment of the said mortgages and he the said Samuel Alston his Executors Administrators or Assigns shall not nor will cut or cropp any of the trees growing on the premises within the said term of five years nor afterwards if the said principle money or sum of four hundred and fifty pounds and interest and the said money due to the said Francis Green and Mary Kirks with interest thereof and charges be fully paid off within the said term of four years next to come from the day of the date hereof in . . . . . whereof the said John Alston the Elder and John Alston the younger hereby covenant and agree and with the said Samuel Alston his Executors Administrators and Assigns maintain and keep all and singular the premises in good substance and condition of all sort of repairs from the day of the date hereof during the term of five years from there next ensuing.
Witness their hands and seals the day and year first herein written.
John Alston. John Alston Jnr.
Sam Alston signed and delivered in the presence of us R. Cole Henry Pyne this is a copy of the origional Articles of Agreement lodged in the hands of John Alston ye younger and was examined by us R Cole Henry Pyne. (in whose hand it is)
Ref. Bury RO 391/6/2 (2001)
7. Documented references to John Alston, 2011.
DOCUMENTED REFERENCES TO "John Alston"
Birth = b Marriage = m Death = d Will = w
1481abt m a descendant of William Alston of Stisted
1460abt b Relative William Jordan Flake ref IGI
1475abt b Edwardstone Relative Thomas Alston ref IGI
15?? b Edwardstone? Henry (d1559) & ? Simonds
1541 b Stisted
1567 b Newton William & Margery
1576 b Newton William & Margery w Anne Crocherode
1578 abt b Coddenham & Monks Sleigh (John snr) (Tab 13?) IGI
1580 abt b Stisted Fred Ottley IGI
1580 abt misc Stisted William Alston & Elizabeth Hempstead parents IGI
1585 bap father Edward ?
1592 m Poslingford w Mary Streets
1599 m Long Melford w Alice Smith IGI
1599 d Boxford
1600 b Polstead Thomas & ?
1600 abt b Newton Thomas & Elizabeth West IGI
1600abt b Newton Thomas & ? G'son Thomas & Dorothy Holmstead (3180, Tab25)
1602 m Long Melford w Joan Hayward
1604 bap John Stisted
1605 b Boxford Edward & Anne Ardley
1605 b Essex
1605 m Boxford
1607 b Pavenham Suffolk (?) Spouse Dorothy Temple IGI
1612 b Edwardstone Edward
1613 b Gt Cornard William & Ann
1613 b Gt Waldingfield Thomas & ?
1615abt b Newton Relative Thomas Alston IGI not in Register?
1615abt d son Gregory & ? G'son of Henry of Edwardstone & Simonds ? Bur Edwardstone
1615abt ? Thomas & Francis of Polstead
1615 w Edwardstone by John A singleman ref Alstoniana Pg 153
1616 abt b Stisted Fred Ottley IGI
1616 abt misc Stisted - John Alston & Anne Crochwood parents IGI
1616 John & Lestrange Allston commit unlawful riot Q/SR 215/49 etc ESS Assizes
1616 10/8 Walter Priestwood tailor of Sib-Hed to keep peace towards John Allston
1616 Aug & Sept other orders involving John Q/SR 219/44 etc ESS Assizes
1617 b Bramford Edward & Elizabeth Richardson w Dorothy Reynolds
1623/4 John of Topplesfield defendant Chan Proc Mitford 28/101 Pg 196 Alstoniana
1626 d Boxford bachelor, son Edward & Anne Ardley
1626 d Boxford ?
1627 m Hawich ESS w Rose Hewis
1627/8 John of Topplesfield defendant Mitford 87/24 Pg 197 Alstoniana
1630 adm Hedingham Letters of Administration to wife Mary Alleston (Scott)
1634/5 John of Toppisfield ESS v Aylett Chancery Pro A36 Pg 173 Alstoniana #
1635abt b Groton (unsure of source)
1636abt b Ipswich Relative Frederick H Ottley?
1637 b ? John & Anna
1637 24 Dec d Groton
1637 28 Sept m Bocking ESS to Joan Mattwood IGI
1637 m Bocking ESS to Johanna Maltwood IGI
1637 m Bocking St Mary ESS w Joan Maltwood
1638 Sudbury All Saints, Able Man of Suffolk
1638 John Alstone Sudbury All Saints, Able Man of Suffolk
1638 Lawshall Able Man of Suffolk
1638 John Alstone Buers St Maries Able Man of Suffolk
1639 adm Acton John Alleston
1639 c born John of Wethersfield
1640abt ? John of Stistead & Joanna G'son of John & Anne Crocherode
1643 b Odell Edward & Ester died unmarried & insane bur Strixton
? b Gosfield (3128) John & Joanna
1653 w Stisted Ess of Kentish Manor, signed 1653 proved 1656
1654 w Melbury Osmond Dorset
1654 John of Stysted gent v Aylett Chancery Pro.. Pg 175 Alstoniana #
1655 b Edwardstone Sam & Mary, w Mary
1656 d Stistead ?
1658 w Stisted Sible Hemingham proved 1658 son John legatee.
1658 d Stistead s of John & Anne Crocherode w Joanna
1661 b Ipswich St Mathew John & Dor (Dorothy?) * IGI
1661 d Groton son of Thomas & Bridget
1661 28 Aug m Kelvedon nr Colchester ESS John Alstone to Sarah Lewis IGI
1662 abt Odell m Thomasin Brooks
1662 abt Odell m Sarah
1664 b Edwardstone Dan & Margaret w's Elizabeth & Mary ??
1665abt b ? John of Gosfield & ? G'son of John of Stistead & Joanna (3130)
1666 b Newton s William & ? IGI
1666 b Newton Spouse Eliz Harris IGI
1666 m Newton w Elizabeth Harris (unsure of the source of this?)
1669 abt m Annie Wallis IGI
1670 12 May b Pavenham Beds s of John & Annie Wallis IGI
1670 John of Woodbridge v Coleman Chancery Pro..Mitford 326/35 Pg 179 Alstonia.
1671 b Woodbridge St Mary John & Dorothy * IGI
1671 b Gt Waldingfield son of John Alstone
1673 b of Pavenham
1674 tax Woodbridge paid on 2 hearths in part of a house
1675 d Gt Waldingfield son of John
1676 John of Hunwicke BDF v Bingley Chancery Pro.. Mitford 215/6 Pg 181 Alstoni
1677 b Gosfield (3130)
1677 16 Apr c Wethersfield Ess s of Soloman & ? IGI
1678-80 A John Alston was Churchwarden at Edwardstone
1679 Sible Hed John of Topplesfield gent aged 40 deposed
1679 m Glemsford w Ann Crystal
1680 c Odell (St John) s Sir Rowland & Temperance ref pg 190 Alstoniana
1681 w Woodbridge made a will father John Bat No 7718005 Source C 1059280
1682 23 Jul b Edwardstone John Jnr & Elizabeth w Sarah Holder
1687 9 Mar m Boxford w Susan Cabold IGI
1687 d Parvingham son John & Dorothy Temple w Annie Wallis (IGI 1704?)
1687 9 Mar Boxford m Susan Cabold
1689 John A of Stevenage gent defendant Collins 262 Pg 211 Alstoniana
1689 under age, son of Edw A of Bucks table 89 & Pg 183 Alstoniana
1689/90 John of Wethersfield defendant Chancery Pro. Hamilton 595, Alstoniana 183
1689/90 John of Sib Hed def over land called Hacksalls Collins 264 pg 211 Alstonian
1691 John of Wethersfield complainant Chancery Pro Collins 298 Alstoniana 184
1691abt Pavenham BDF m Eliz Turges IGI
1694abt Felmersham BDF m Mary Clark IGI
1696 b Edwardstone Daniel & Susan
1696 w Tiverton Devon Clothier
1698 b Polstead John & Ann
1698 b Glemsford Ben & ?
1702 21 Mar c Gt Henney Ess s of Joeseph & Grace IGI
1702 17 Dec m Gt Henney ESS John Alstone to Mary Lambert IGI
1702 m Henny ESS w Mary Lambert
1703 10 Feb London b Sam & Mary IGI
1703 b Edwardstone Robert & Sarah (IGI 1702)
1706 b Semer IGI
1706 3 Dec Edwardstone d John Aston s of John
1707 m Elizabeth Shone
1707 b Edwardstone John & Mary *
1707 b Polstead William & Elizabeth
1708 Feb PCC w John Elliston of Kent
1708 Aug PCC w John Elliston (a mariner or died overseas)
1709 b Edwardstone John & ….. IGI
1709 d Woodbridge
1709 w Woodbridge son Edward Legatee
1710 d Edwardstone son of John *?
1710 b Edwardstone Samuel & Mary Harrold?
1710 poll bk Edwardstone John A voted for Parker
1710 Edwardstone lease of woods Priory Down & Annabels Wood & land 391/72
1710 bur Colechurch City
1711 Edw J snr new occ of Grovefield Rudlands Bot Thornfield Bakers Mdw 391/72
1712 John A & Mary Clark a daughter Martha, Felmersham Beds IGI.
1712 10 Apr m Polstead John Alston of Stoke m Elizabeth Bond
1713 6 May d Polstead
1713 b Harwich John & Ann Alston had a daughter Sarah.
1719 abt d Lt Cornard (Will, Goodwin VII 174 mentions son John)
1719 w Lt Cornard proved Mary Alston son John Legatee
1721 b Gt Waldingfield Daniel & Elizabeth
1722 12 Mar Jno A Leys of 8 acres at ye Gt Gow ? from Jno Culbert
1722 20 Jul Stoke John Alstone & Eliz s William
1723 16 Apr m Groton w Sarah Holder (Mary?)
1723 28 Jul c Gt Henney ESS s of Joseph & Sarah IGI
1724 24 Jan c Weeley Ess s of Joseph Alstone & Susannah IGI
1725 b Edwardstone John & Sarah Holder (IGI 28/2/1724 ?)
1726 12 Feb Stoke John Alstone & Eliz S William
1726 m Shimplingham w Mary North
1726 5 Aug d Polstead aged man
1726 5 Feb c Weeley Ess s of John & Sarah IGI
1726 4 April John signs as attending a Parish Meeting in Stoke
1726 11 April John an Overseer in Stoke 1725/26 presents his accounts
1726 11 May John signs as attending a Parish Meeting in Stoke
1726 4 May John signs as attending a Parish Meeting in Stoke
1726 6 July Parish Meeting Stoke "John A to have Jacob Totpill at ....."
1726 7 Oct John signs as attending a Parish Meeting in Stoke
1727 3 April John signs as attending a Parish Meeting in Stoke
1727 30 April Parish Meeting Stoke "Paid more to Mr Alston .... 00-5-10d
1727 31 April John signs as attending a Parish Meeting in Stoke
1727 3 May John signs as attending a Parish Meeting in Stoke
1727 30 May John signs as attending a Parish Meeting in Stoke
1727 12 Sept John signs as attending a Parish Meeting in Stoke
1727 m Boxford ?
1727 b Boxford Jacob of Wrens Polstead & Mary
1727 poll bk Edwardstone John A voted for J Holt esq.
1728 10 Jan John signs as attending a Parish Meeting in Stoke
1728 6 Mar John signs as attending a Parish Meeting in Stoke
1728 5 April John signs as attending a Parish Meeting in Stoke
1728 22 Apr John signs as attending a Parish Meeting in Stoke
1728 d Edwardstone: Martha, 75yrs, wife of John Alston of Edwardstone
1728 Martha Alston 75 husband of John of Edwardstone buried
1728 John Snr signs Obligations & Indentures ref 391
1728 5 Jul Stoke John Alstone & Eliz dau Eliz
1728 24 Aug John Alston snr? -Edwardstone Obligation re Mortg to Firman -Stoke
1728 Edwardstone Indenture John snr Bury ref 391 Corry unlisted & unnumbered
1728 13 May c Pebmarsh ESS s of Henry & Mary IGI
1729 7 Apr John signs as attending a Parish Meeting in Stoke
1729 18 May John signs as attending a Parish Meeting in Stoke
1729 b Edwardston Samuel & Sarah (IGI 19/1/1728?)
1729 8 Mar John Alston snr & jnr Obligation re Mortg to Firman -Stoke
1729 b Edwardston Samuel & Sarah
1729 d Edwardston son of Samuel died in infancy
1729 b Gt Waldingfield Joe & Xtian
1730 30 Mar John signs as attending a Parish Meeting in Stoke
1730 26 Dec John nominated to serve as a surveyor in Stoke
1731 19 Apr Stoke John to still keep John Mills granted £10 etc...
1731 19 Apr Stoke To Mr Alston for pr stockings John Mills 1-6d
1731 8 July John signs as attending a Parish Meeting in Stoke
1731 27 Dec John nominated to serve as a surveyor in Stoke
1731 16th Sept. John Alston m Francis Matchet both of Stoke by Lic
1731/2 9th Jan John Alston buried Stoke
1731 Edwardstone Indenture John jnr/snr Bury ref 391 Corry unlisted unnumbered.
1731/2 9 Jan m Stoke by Nayland
1731 18 May d Alston …. ?
1731 27 Jul John Snr & John Jnr sign Edwardstone land sale with Sam A Malster
1731 15 Oct c Weeley Ess s of Joseph & Susannah. IGI
1732 10 Apr Stoke Parish paid John 10/-
1732 26 Dec John signs as attending a Parish Meeting in Stoke
1732 b Polstead Daniel & Ann
1732 b Edwardstone Samuel & Elizabeth
1733 17 Jun c Lamarsh ESS s of Joeseph & Mary IGI
1733 m Boxford w Mary Pain
1734 15 Apr John signs as attending a Parish Meeting in Stoke
1735 6 Apr John nominated to serve as an Overseer in Stoke
1735 John Alston of Bare (Bear) St, buys land in Nayland HA/541/1.60
1735 Dec John signs as attending a Parish Meeting in Stoke
1735 m Groton John A of Semer (s) m Elizabeth Woods of Kersey (sw) Lic
1735 d Gt Waldingfield son of Joe & Xtian
1735 sale Nayland land to John A Bare St Yeoman & Warner butcher HA541/1.60
1736 7 Apr John signs as attending a Parish Meeting in Stoke
1736 26 Apr John presents his Overseer's accounts
1736 24 July c Polstead Daniel & Mrs Ann Alston IGI
1737 abt b Halstead ESS spouse Hannah Barrett
1736/7 adm St Clement Eastcheap London.
1739 3 Apr Jn of Nayland loan of 900pds from Thomas Grimwood ref Bury 391/70
1739 Oct PCC w John Allenson (Elliston) Kent.
1741 Nov PCC w John Elliston Gestringthorpe London
1742 d Edwardstone
1742 will PCC John Elliston Esq of ESS
1742 bond Stoke surrendering farm lease Shadaloes after litigation Bury HA541/3.5
1742 sale Edw by John jnr heir of John snr dec'd of lands & houses Corry Papers #
1744 11 Jan m Gt Horksley ESS to Ann Ingate IGI
1744 m Boxted ESS w An Ingate
1745 m Gt Horksley ESS age 30 w Ann Lugate 33 of Boxton Lic
1746 31 Mar Mr Alston the Cock Nayland rate 5/5d
1746 d Edwardstone son Jacob & Elizabeth
1746 May PCC w John Elliston London
1748 3 Nov m Stoke by Nayland John "utson" m Elizabeth Butcher
1749 8 Oct c Pebmarsh ESS s of Henry & Elizabeth IGI
1749 diary Nayland Sam A orders 2 pigs from Jno Alston at ? ? Colne
1750 20 May tax Nay Burch St,Land Val 5pds Ass 15/7d, the C 'ock?' (only C clear)
1753 d Probate granted wife Martha owner the Crook Nayland ?
1753 27 May c Halstead St Andrew ESS s of John Alstone & Elizabeth IGI
1754Nayland portrait of John Alston endorsed "aged 74"
1754 28 Jan m Gt Henney ESS to Frances Rule IGI
1754 m Henny ESS w Fran Rule
1755 tax Nayland John A paid 1/- on 9 windows in Burch & Fen St's HA541/2/5.6
1756 tax Nayland John A, Burch St, The Co'c'k, paid land tax. HA541/2/5/5
1757 25 July m Gt Waldingfield w Mary Glover IGI
1758 m Gt Waldingfield w Mary Glover (both remarrying signed with their marks)
7 Apr 1760 John Alston at the Cock pays Village tax
10 Oct 1760 The Cock empty
15 Jan 1761 John Alston Buried Nayland
8 Oct 1761 William Brookes pays Village tax for The Cock
1762 27 June Walton on Naze ESS s of James & Sarah IGI
1762 8 June m Elizabeth Willson St Clement Norwich IGI
1762 25 Oct m Halstead St Andrew to Hannah Barrett IGI
1762 m Halstead ESS w Han Barrett
1763 24 Sept m Halstead St Andrew ESS to Sarah Carter IGI
1763 m Halstead ESS w Sara Carter
1764 9 Dec c Gt Henny ESS s of Thomas & Deborah IGI
1766 b Newton
1774 3 Apr c Halstead St Andrew ESS s of James & Mary IGI
1777May PCC w John Elliston Middlesex
1778 Feb PCC w John Elliston Suffolk
1779 b ? Daniel & Susan
1779 10 Mar c Twinstead s of Henry & Elizabeth IGI
1781 22 Feb m Twinstead to Elizabeth Butcher IGI
1781 m Twinstead ESS w Elizabeth Butcher
1783 m Rainham ESS w Jane Harwood
1783 22 Apr c Halstead St Andrew ESS s of Joeseph & Elizabeth IGI
1783 22 Apr c Halstead St Andrew ESS s of John & Mary IGI
1783 b ? Thomas & Hannah
1784 17 Oct c Twinstead ESS s of John & Elizabeth IGI
1786 5 Apr c Gt Henney ESS s of John & Mary IGI
1786 adm Capt 100th Foot Batavia East Indies
1796 Edwardstone John the Elder tenant (x) of Windmill Green & other land 391/86
1797 m Gt Waldingfield w Sarah Stock
1797 ind're Edwardstone John the Elder x occupier land below # 391/36 see 1711
1799 23 Apr m Pebmarsh ESS to Mary Allston IGI
1799 m Pebmarsh ESS w Mary Alliston
1801 m Halstead ESS w Mary Cable
1807 d son John & Catherine w Elizabeth Wasse
1823 b Sudbury All Saints William & Charlotte
1833 m Whepstead w Betsy Burroughs
# This Indenture included Lords Crofts - 3 houses at Windmill Green, Sloads, land at Windmill Green, Thornfield, Grove Field Bakers Meadow, Rudlands Bottom, etc at Priory Green. Bury not catalogued. Possible ref is 391 unnumbered miscellaneous 29D B5 1742 - 1796 pt 1 - 2 Corry papers Edwardstone Manor. 21 May 01
John married Martha CRABB of Wethersfield ESS  [MRIN: 3789], daughter of William CRABB  and Unknown, on 24 Mar 1682/83. (Martha CRABB of Wethersfield ESS  was born about 1653 in Wethersfield ESS, baptised on 17 Apr 1653 in Wethersfield ESS, died on 20 Sep 1728 in Edwardstone SFK and was buried on 3 Mar 1727/28 in Edwardstone SFK.)
John next married Elizabeth COLLINS  [MRIN: 3788] on 30 Sep 1679. (Elizabeth COLLINS  was buried on 10 Sep 1683 in Edwardstone SFK.)