b. circa 1718, d. circa 1762
|Father*||Thomas ALSTON b. Aug 1681, d. Oct 1759|
|Mother*||Mary KILLINGSWORTH d. 1755|
|Note*||Thomas ALSTON I went to the Essex Record Office at Chelmsford and found a Marriage|
licence for one Thomas Alston and then the Marriage for Thomas Alston a
Elizabeth Harridge in the Parish of Prittlewell on 31st day of May 1756.
Thomas is said to have been an Apothecary. She is mentioned as a Spinst
and of the Parish of Leigh, which where they were married. Thomas paid 100
pounds for the Licence. (Ref: D/ALL 1756)
I was then in the Kent Record Office at Maidstone and found the followi
in the St. Nicholas Parish Register.
Richard Dobson of Gillingham, Dr. of Physic. Bachelor and Catherine Alston
of this Parish Spinster Married by Licence 23rd April 1811
William Alston Bachelor of this Parish and Sarah Loader spinster of this
Parish were married by licence on 10th July 1785. Witnesses Catherine
Loader and Charlotte Turner.
St. Nicholas (page 168 no. 1337) William Alston - abode - St. Nicholas -
May 14th 1833 - aged 74 - by Geo. Harker Vicar (that would make him born
Page 123 no. 979 - Sarah Alston - abode - St. Nicholas - May 4th 1828 -
aged 69 years - by Geo. Harker. Vicar.
I then happened upon some very interesting papers concering the family that
had been deposited with the Essex County Council and a Messrs. Beaumont
refering to the family of Alston of Minster, in Sheppey, Kent.
It starts off thus:
William Alston of Rochester, a butcher and cow keeper, bought the manor of
Minster in Sheppey, with James Payne in 1799, from the trustees of Sir John
Hayward's charity, as the result of an order of the court of Chancer
1807 the manor was sold to Charles Wyatt but Alston retained the seasho
between Sheerness garrison and Scraps Gate with Cheyney Rock Oyster ground
and the foreshore rights. Later he took a lease of a piece of ground
adjoining the sea wall by Cheyney Rock Oyster ground and subsequently a
house was built on it. The Alston family purchased the freehold of this
piece of property in 1861.
It then goes on and on. there are 14 pages with lists of Title Deeds the
family had over a number of years etc.
There is a marriage settlement of David Thomas Alston and an Elizabeth
|Birth*||He was born circa 1718 at Boxton Sfk.|
|Marriage*||He married Elizabeth HARRIDGE, daughter of David HARRIDGE and Elizabeth DAVIE, on 31 May 1756 at St Clement's Church, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, England; Essex Record Office at Chelmsford: Marriage licence for one Thomas Alston|
and then the Marriage for Thomas Alston and Elizabeth Harridge in the Parish
of Prittlewell on 31st day of May 1756. Thomas is said to have been an
Apothecary. She is mentioned as a Spinst and of the Parish of Leigh,
which is where they were married. Thomas paid 100 pounds for the
Licence. (Ref: D/ALL 1756.)2,3,4
|Death*||Thomas ALSTON died circa 1762 at Thorpe le Soken Essex.1|
|Elizabeth HARRIDGE b. December 1733, d. March 1811|
|Last Edited||26 Apr 2013|
- David Vesey (Harridge descendant) n.pub.,.
- Carole Pavitt (Leigh-on-Sea and families researcher) n.pub.,.
- ERO Wills index n.pub.,.
- Microfilm/fiche of Marriage Entries. "Unknown cd."