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Sarah ALSTON 
Sarah ALSTON 
- Born: 1778
- Baptised: 21 Oct 1778, Nayland SFK
- Died: 28 Apr 1837 aged 59
- Buried: 5 May 1837, St James Nayland In Family Vault.
Sarah was unmarried. She was the sole Legatee of her sister Anna Maria's estate.
Copy acknowledgement of the receipt of £500, by Sarah Alston, from her mother, Mary Alston, widow, given to her under the will of her late father Samuel Alston
Suffolk Record Office
Date: 25 Jun 1805
WILL OF SARAH ALSTON
23 October 1835
This is my last Will and testament of me Sarah Alston late of Little Horksley in the county of Essex now of Haland Suffolk spinster.
I give and bequeath unto my nephew Charles Alston son of my late brother James Alston the sum of six hundred
I give and bequeath to my nephew Henry Alston son of my late said brother James Alston the sum of sixhundred and fifty poiunds to be paid to them respectively within six months after my decease
I give and bequeath to my sister Mary Downing widow all my household linen of everykind while I direct to be delivered to her with all speed after my death
I give and bequeath unto the said Mary Downing the sum of twenty punds as a token of love the same to be paid within six calendar months after my decease
I give and bequeath unto my niece Catherine Mary Liveing daughter of my said sister Mary Downing the sum of five hundred pounds to be paid to her within sixmonths after my decease Also
I give and bequeath unto my great niece and God daughter Mary Kate Liveing the sum of onehundred pounds to be paid to her on her attaining the age of twentyone years but in case of her death before attaining . . . . . age then
I give and bequeath the same unto . . . . . of her brotheres and sisters as shall first attain that age to and for his or her . . . . . absolute use and benefit And I do direct that same unto. . . . . last . . . . . legacy been the . . . . . applied for the benefit of my said niece and nephew as they may be at the discretion of my executors hereinafter named. to my niece Maria Ingram daughter of my late brother Samuel Alston
I give and bequeath the sum of one thousand pounds Also
I give and bequeath unto Catherine Alston the widow of my said late brother Samuel Alston the sum of nineteen quineas as a token of love while said two last mentioned legacies I direct shall be paid to the respective legatees within six calendar months after my decease. Also
I give and bequesth unto Margaret Ann Alston widow of my late brither George Alston the sum of nineteen quineas as a token of love the same to be paid to her within six calendar months after my decease.
I give unto my said great niece and goddaughter Mary Kate Liveing my family bible by STOTT and as to all my other goods
I give and bequeath of the same equally between the sons of my said late brother James Alston the children of my said late brother George Alston by his second wife and the said Catherine Mary Liveing and Maria Ingram.
I give and bequesth unto my servant Mary S. . . . . the sum of one hundred pounds which I direct shall be paid to her within six months after my decease.
I also give and bequeath unto Mary Hick formerly an old servant of my mothers the sum of ten pounds to be paid to her as soon as possible after my decease. Also
I give and bequesth to Mrs. Recottesford (sic) the wife of the Reverend Fortescue Recottesford the sum of five pounds a token of love.Also
I give and bequeath unto Miriam Vander zee the sum of ten pounds as a token of love. Also
I give and bequeath unto Samuel Alston, Edward Alston Margaret Alston and Maria Alston children of my late brother George Alston the sum of twenty pounds each payable within six months after my decease. Aslo
I give and bequeath unto Alfred Alston and Edward Alston children of my nephew George Alston the sum of three hundred pounds each payable to them when and as they severelly attain the age of twentyone years and if either of them should depart this life before attaining that age then I give and bequeath the legacy of the one so dying unto the survivor payable in like manner as his original legacy is directed to be paid and I idrect that the said last mentioned legacy shall be paid to my nephew George Alston son of my late brother George Alston and the said Edward Liveing as soon as . . . . . may be after my decease to be by them or the survivor of them . . . . . out of interest on Government or goods real security and the interest or dividends applied for the benefit of the said two children of my said nephew during their minority and I so hereby declare my mind and will to be that not withstanding the before mentioned bequest to the children of my said nephew it shall and may be lawful for the said Samuel Alston and Edward Liveing or the survivor of them or the executors or administrators of them survivor to advance or appropriate at any time or times all or any part of the said legacies or any attaining legacy for the maintenace education promotion in life or otherwise for the benefit of the said two children of my said nephew George Alston notwithstanding their minority and whereas under and by virtual of the Will of my late mother Mary Alston widow I shall in the . . . . . of my brother William Alston not recovering from his present infirmity be . . . . . to retain monies and presonal estate by the said Will given unto me. Now
I do hereby give and bequeath one fourth part of the said monies and personal estate unto my said niece Maria Ingram one other fourth part thereof unto my said nephew Charles Alston and Henry Alston sons of my late brother James Alston one other fourth part thereogf unto my said niece Catherine Mary Liveing and the remaining fourth part thereof unto my two nieces Margaret and Maria Alston daughter of my late brother George Alston and as to all the rest and residue of my personal estate and effects of every sort and . . . . . subject to the payment of my just debts funeral and testementary expenses
I give and bequeath the same unto my niece Catherine Mary Liveing and my said nephew Charles Alston son of my late brother James Alston share and share alike to and for their own use and benfit absolutely
And I hereby nominate constitute and appoint the said Edward Liveing and Catherine Mary his wife and my said sister Mary Downing executor and execturix of this my Will and hereby revoking all former Wills and declare this to be my last Will and Testament in obituary whereas I the said Sarah Alston the tesatrix have to this my last Will and Testament continues in three sheets of paper to the first two shets set my hand and to the third an last sheet my hand and seal the twenty third day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty five.
signed - Sarah Alston
Signed sealedd published and declared by the said Sarah Alston the Testator as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of us which in her presence at her request and in the presence of each other have so subscribed out names as witnessess.
Nathaniel Cole - Nayland
Frederick H. Newell - solicitor, Colchester
Probate 19th May 1837 to Edward Liveing one of the executors.
Ref: Transcribed by Susan Perrett
1. Sarah Alston: Estate legal charges, 1837.
Legal charges charged to Edward Liveing acting executor of the Estate of Sarah Alston by Sam Alston her nephew of Nayland
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