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  • William Paston, 2nd Earl of Yarmouth (1653 - 1732)
    William Paston, 2nd Earl of Yarmouth (1654 – 25 December 1732) was a British peer and politician. from The 1st Earl’s son, William (1653/4-1732), inherited the title and estates, ...
  • Sir Thomas Paston, MP (c.1515 - 1550)
    'PASTON, Sir Thomas (by 1517-50), of London. Family and Education 'b. by 1517, 4th but 3rd surv. s. of Sir William Paston of Caister and Oxnead, Norf., and bro. of Clement†, Erasmus and John...
  • Anne Fitzgerald (c.1528 - d.)
    Anne Leigh 'F, #105189, b. circa 1525 ' Anne Leigh was born circa 1525.1 She married Thomas Paston, son of Sir William Paston, Sheriff of Norfolk & Suffolk and Bridget Heydon, circa 1547.1 'Fam...
  • Sir John Paston III (c.1444 - 1504)
    From The Paston's Letters (edited by Norman Davis pub. Oxford University Press isbn:978-0-19-953837-9): John III Born 1444. Served under the Duke of Norfolk 1462-4 In Princess Margaret's trai...
  • John Paston (c.1421 - 1466)
    John Paston started collection of the famous 'Paston Letters', exchanged between members of the Paston family, which represent a highly detailed account of life, relationships and rural economics of 15...

The Paston's Letters span three generations and most were written during the reigns of Henry VI, Edward IV and RIchard III, in a period of political turmoil, local anarchy, and war aroad and at home. They reveal personal hopes and anxieties and contain as well as business matters a wealth of information on leisure pursuits, eduation and domestic life. The writers express theselves with a clarity and vigour that is remarkable at this early date and the letters illustrate as no other documents can, the state of teh language in daily use immediately before and after the introduction of printing.

This project aims to bring together the Paston family members and those other persons mentioned in the letters.