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John Alston, Esq.

Birthdate: (77)
Birthplace: Pavenham Parish, Bedfordshire, England
Death: August 15, 1687 (77)
Parvenham, Bedfordshire, England
Place of Burial: Pavenham Parish, Bedfordshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Alston and Frances Alston (Bloomfield)
Husband of Mary Alston and Dorothy Temple
Father of (No Name); Frances Alston; Dorothy Reynolds; William Alston; Elizabeth Alston and 7 others
Brother of William Alston; Sir Thomas Alston of Odell, 1st Baronet; Frances Alston; Edward Alston; Elizabeth Alston and 1 other

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About John Alston, of the Inner Temple

Buried in Paveham Church.

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Three manors are mentioned in Pavenham in the Survey of 1086, of which one, PAVENHAM MANOR, was held by Turstin, the Chamberlain of the king, in chief. It was assessed at 2½ hides, and had been previously held by Alsi, a man of Alli. This manor, in common with Turstin's other properties in Campton and Hinwick later became part of the barony of Bedford, and is first mentioned as so held about 1240. On the subdivision of this barony in 1265 amongst the co-heirs of John, the last feudal baron, the overlordship of Pavenham Manor passed, as in the case of Astwick, to Maud de Beauchamp wife of Roger Moubray, and so to the Latimers and Nevills. The latest reference that has been found to the overlordship occurs in 1614, when Pavenham Manor is described as held of Lord Latimer.

Turstin Chamberlain was followed in the lordship of Pavenham, or Pabenham as it was then alternatively called, by a family who assumed the name of Pabenham. John Pabenham held a knight's fee in Bedfordshire in 1201–12, and John Pabenham, a descendant, died seised in 1269 of this manor, then consisting of one messuage, 7 virgates, 21 acres of meadow, a fishery, 12s. 11½d. rent and common of pasture, held for half a knight's fee. He left a son John, of full age at the time of his father's death, who held this manor till his own death in 1322, when his son John succeeded. Pavenham Manor is mentioned as part of the possessions of John Pabenham on his decease in 1330, and in 1340 his son John alienated it to his uncle Thomas Pabenham, whose death took place in 1345, in which year William Croyser (who held another manor in Pavenham) received the guardianship of this estate. An inquisition taken the following year on the possessions of his mother Elizabeth Pabenham sets out in detail the alienation by John Pabenham to Thomas, and expressly states that, after the surrender to Thomas, Elizabeth had no further interest in the manor. Thomas left a son Laurence, who was under age, as a guardian was appointed, and who survived his father until 1399. Laurence made a settlement during his lifetime of the manor on his son Laurence and his wife Joan; the former died before his father without heirs, but his widow Joan, afterwards wife of John Waleys, held the manor till her death in 1414. Laurence Pabenham, senior, left as heir a son John, who died without issue some time previous to Joan Waleys, so that at her death Pavenham Manor reverted to Eleanor wife of John Tyringham and Katherine wife of Thomas Aylesbury as daughters and co-heirs of Laurence. They both appear to have taken a moiety of Pavenham Manor, but that of Eleanor Tyringham was the more important and continues to be called Pavenham Manor, whilst Katherine's share will be found treated of later as Cheneys Manor. From Eleanor and John Tyringham the manor passed to their son John, who died seised of it in 1465, and for seven generations Pavenham continued in the Tyringham family with an unbroken descent from father to son.

The names of the successive owners with the dates of their deaths are as follows: John Tyringham, 1484; Thomas Tyringham, 1504; Robert Tyringham, 1531-2; Thomas Tyringham, 1595; Anthony Tyringham, 1614; Thomas Tyringham, 1637-8. John Tyringham, son of the last-named Thomas, almost immediately on the death of his father sold Pavenham Manor to William Alston, who died seised of it in 1638. It thus became merged into the larger estate of the Alstons in Odell, under which parish its descent will be found traced until the year 1814, when Thomas and Justinian Alston suffered a recovery of the manor. Mr. Rowland Crewe Alston is the present lord of the manor.

From: 'Parishes: Pavenham', A History of the County of Bedford: Volume 3 (1912), pp. 76-80.

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Dorothy Temple, who married at Odell 04 Jan 1634, John Alston, who entered the inner temple; born 1610 of Parvenham, Bedfordshire, where he was buried 15 Aug 1687, their fourth son was John Alston

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Pavenham Parish, Bedfordshire, England
March 20, 1634
Age 24
Odell, Bedfordshire, , England
Age 26
Dover,Strafford,New Hampshire,USA
August 13, 1637
Age 27
Odell, Bedford, England
August 13, 1637
Age 27
Odell, Bedfordshire, England
March 25, 1639
Age 29
Odell, Bedfordshire, , England
Age 29
Odell, Bedfordshire, , England
Age 31
Odell, Bedfordshire, England
November 27, 1642
Age 32
Bedford, Parvenham Co., England