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Sir William Paston, Knt. 1434-1496
Posted by: Kevin (ID *****8280) Date: January 26, 2004 at 20:55:51
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Descendants of William Paston, Sir, Knt.:

Generation No. 1

1. 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

Generation No. 2

2. ANNE4 PASTON (WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, CLEMENT1) was born in Warwick Inn, London?, and died Bef. October 19, 1542 in co. Worcs.. She married GILBERT VI TALBOT, SIR, son of GILBERT TALBOT and ELIZABETH GREYSTOKE. He was born Abt. 1476, and died October 22, 1542 in Grafton Manor, co. Worcs.

Notes for ANNE PASTON:
Grazebrook, H. S., The heraldry of Worcester, v. 1 p. 360, v. 2 p. 536, 562
Reade, C., The house of Cornewall, p. 219
Roberts, RD500 110
Visitation of Worcester, 1569, pp. 93, 134

Notes for GILBERT VI TALBOT, SIR:
Sheriff of Worcester, 31 Hen. VIII. Married (2) Elizabeth Hungerford, his mistress, widow of William Wynter. There is a biography of Sir Gilbert Talbot (d. 1542) in S.T. Bindoff, ed. [1982], _History of Parliament: House of Commons, 1509-1558_, v. 3.

m/1. Anne Paston:
a. Margaret Talbot
m. Sir Robert Newport
b. Elizabeth Talbot
m. Sir John Lyttelton
c. Mary Talbot
m. Sir Thomas Astley of Patshull
m/2. Elizabeth Hungerford Wynter:
d. Sir Humphrey Talbot
e. Walter Talbot

Sir Nicholas Nicolas, author of _Testamenta Vetusta_ [literally, "Old Wills"], claimed that the sons of Gilbert Talbot, Knt., by his second wife, Anne Wynter, both d.s.p. [died without heirs] [1]. Walter Talbot does not appear to have left a will ["Documents Online"], though Dame Elizabeth Talbot [2] and Humphrey Talbot [3] both have testaments. Elizabeth gives a bequest to Walter's son, Gilbert, as well as his daughter, Elizabeth; she also names a "goddaughter Joane," but it's unclear to me who this child belonged to [4]. Humphrey Talbot mentions a son John as well daughters Elizabeth and Frances [5].

Sources:

[1] Nicolas, N. Testament vetusta: being illustrations from wills, of manners, customs, &c. as well as of the descendants and possessions many distinguished families, from the reign of Henry the Second to the accession of Queen Elizabeth. In 2 v. [London: Nichols and son, 1826]

[2], [4] Will of Dame Elizabeth Talbot, PCC 11/32, proved 10 Feb. 1548.

[3], [5] Will of Humphrey Talbot, PCC 11/53, proved 15 Nov. 1571.

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Grazebrook, v. 1 pp. 174, 359, v. 2 pp. 404, 537, 562
Jeayes, Charters & muniments of the Lyttelton family, p. xv
Nicolas, Testamenta Vetusta, v. 2, pp. 695-96
Roberts, RD 500 p. 110
Reade, C., The house of Cornewall, p. 219
Visitation of Worcester, 1569, pp. 93-94, 133-34
Ibid, 1634, p. 62



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