Sir William Paston (1434 - 1496)

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Birthplace: Paston, Norfolk, , England
Death: Died in London, Middlesex, , England
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About Sir William Paston

WILLIAM3 PASTON, SIR, KNT. (WILLIAM2, CLEMENT1) was born May 28, 1434 in Paston, co. Norfolk, and died Bet. September 17 - November 28, 1496 in Warwick Inn, London. He married ANNE BEAUFORT, LADY, daughter of EDMUND BEAUFORT and ELEANOR DE BEAUCHAMP. She was born in London, and died Bef. September 17, 1496 in Warwick Inn, London?.

Notes for WILLIAM PASTON, SIR, KNT.:

At Cambridge in Apr. 1449; age c. 15. 4th s. of Sir William, Justice, C.P. B. May 28, 1434. M.P. for Newcastle-under-Lyme, 1472-5; for Gt Bedwin, 1477-8. Knighted. Married Ann Beaufort, dau. of Edmund, Duke of Somerset. Brother of John (1435-6) and Clement (1458-9). (Paston Letters, 66, 69; Blomefield, VI. 486; Norfolk Archaeol., IV. 19, where he is styled 6th son.). From Alumni Cantabrigienses; a biographical list of all known students, graduates and holders of office at the University of Cambridge, from the earliest times to 1900, v. 5 (Cambridge University Press, rev. ed., 1940), ed. John A. Venn.

He was at Cambridge and an Inn of Court and practised as a lawyer. His father had left him a little land but he was able to purchase a good deal more. Later he lived mainly at Warwick Inn in London. He was a councillor to the 12th Earl of Oxford and his widow until 1475, then to the Duke of Buckingham, who probably found him parliamentary seats at Newcastle-under-Lyme in 1472 and Bedwin, Wiltshire, in 1478 and 1491. He was a JP in Norfolk in 1465-71 and 1473-4. His grand marriage to Lady Anne Beaufort probably brought him more prestige than money, and he engaged in a long dispute with his nephews over his parents' lands. He died in 1496, leaving two daughters, and was buried at the Blackfriars Priory in London." --- Private life in the fifteenth century; illustrated letters of the Paston family, (ed. Roger Virgoe, 1989, p 8.

Collins' Peerage, I:66

Dugdale, Baronage II:124, quoting from: A catalogue and succession of the kings, princes, dukes, marquesses, earles, and viscounts of this realme of England, since the Norman conquest, to this present yeere 1622. Together with their armes, wives, and children; the times of their deaths and burials, with many of their memorable actions. Author: Brooke, Ralph, 1553-1625 [London, W. Stansby, 1622].

Faris, PA 333

Grazebrook, v. 1 p. 360, v. 2 pp. 537, 562

Roberts, RD500 110

Reade, _The house of Cornewall_, p. 219

Visitations of Worcester, 1569, pp. 93, 134

PCC will, 11/11 Horne [ "Documents Online" at http://www.documentsonline.pro.gov.uk/ ] :

William Paston, Gent., of London, proved 28 Nov. 1496. Desires burial "in the church of blak friars in London, at the north end of the high altar there by my Lady Anne late my wife."

Children:

William

Mary, b. 19 Jan 1469

Agnes

Elizabeth, m. (1) John Savile; (2) Richard Hastings; (3) Edward Poynings

  • Anne* b. abt 1472

Margaret, b. 1474

Dugdale II:124, quoting from _A catalogve and succession of the kings, princes, dukes, marquesses, earles, and viscounts of this realme of England, since the Norman conquest, to this present yeere 1622. Together with their armes, wiues, and children; the times of their deaths and burials, with many of their memorable actions_. Author: Brooke, Ralph, 1553-1625. [London, W. Stansby, 1622].

Collins' Peerage, I:66

Faris, PA 333

Grazebrook, v. 1 p. 360, v. 2 p. 537

Roberts, RD500 110

Reade, _The house of Cornewall_, p. 219

Visitations of Worcester, 1569, p. 93

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Sir William Paston's Timeline

1434
May 28, 1434
Paston, Norfolk, , England
1460
1460
Age 25
Paston, Norfolk, England
1468
1468
Age 33
Paston, Norfolk, England
1469
June 19, 1469
Age 35
Paston, Norfolk, England
1472
1472
Age 37
Paston, Norfolk, England
1474
July 19, 1474
Age 40
Paston, Norfolk, England
1476
1476
Age 41
Paston, Norfolk, England
1478
1478
Age 43
Paston, Norfolk, England
1482
1482
Age 47
Paston, Norfolk, England
1496
September 7, 1496
Age 62
London, Middlesex, , England