'Colston1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Colston of Brant Broughton, Colston of Corby, Colston of London

Visitation has 2 sections on this family (p32 & p74+ in our edition), the second expanding the first but the first including the following description of their arms (which is supported by Maddison): "Argent, two dolphins haurient respecting each other sable, chained together by their necks, the chain pendent or" with that quartered with "Or, a lion rampant double-queued gules".
John Colston of Corby, Lincolnshire
1. Robert Colston of Corby
  m. Catharine Malory (dau/coheir of John Malory of Walton)
  A. Michael Colston
  i. Judith Colston
  m1. ??
  m2. ??
B. Gabriel Colston 'of Forest House' of London (grocer/fishmonger)
  m. Alice Foxe (dau of Michael Foxe of London)
  i. Ralph Colston of Essex
  m. Alice Piers of London
  a. Gabriel Colston (a 1568)
  b. Alice Colston
  m. _ Bell of London
ii. Judith Colston (dsp)
  iii. Anne Colston (d 28.01.1626)
  m. Sir Thomas Lowe, Lord Mayor of London
  iv. Elizabeth Colston (bur 14.02.1634
  m1. Henry Parvishe of London
  a. Elizabeth Parvishe
  m. _ Trott
  b.+ other issue - Gabriel, George (dsp), Henry (married in Venicce), Thomas, Anne, Ellen, Mary
  m2. Sir Michael Hickes
  C. Elizabeth Colston (dsp)
  m. William Fletcher of London
  D. Alice Colston
  m. Richard Brookes of London ("Sopeboyler")
  i. Elizabeth Brookes or Brook
  m. Tristram Basford of London
  ii. Alice Brookes
  m. Robert Thronyton of London
  iii. Catherine Brookes
  m. Nicholas Thompson ("Sopeboyler")
iv.+ other issue - John (dsp), Christopher, Gabriel, Henry (dsp), Margery ("|maried in Essex")
2. John Colston of Lincolnshire
  m1. ?? (widow of _ Swaynes of Huntingdon)
  A. Henry Colston of London (fishmonger)
  m. Elizabeth Cowdrey (dau of Francis Cowdrey (Cowdray), sister/heir of John & Henry)
  i. John Colston of London (a 1613, chirugion)
  m. _ Fenton
  ii. William Colston
  iii. Anne Colston
  m. Edward Griffin of London (printer)
  B. Grace Colston
  m. Richard Gillman or Gilman of Nottingham
  i. John Gilman
  m. Anne Costerdine (dau of Thomas Costerdine of Rundlington)
  a.+ issue - Margaret, Mary
  m2. Mary Disney (dau of John Disney (by Elizabeth Walcott), m2. Francis Cowdray, m3. Bartholomew Hardeby or Harby)
  C. George Colston of Lincolnshire
  m. Elizabeth Coulby of Burnt Broughton
  i. Daniel Colston
  Shown, with 2 sisters, by Maddison's 'Lincolnshire Pedigrees ('Colston of Brant Boughton') as "possibly a son of George Colston who mar. Elizabeth Coulby of Brant Broughton, widow" was the following Thomas. Maddison includes a note that "These Colstons have not beem attached to the Colstons of Corby in the Visitation of co. Rutland, though the arms on Thomas Colston's monument in Brant Broughton Church are the same." We have found no pedigree on the Colstons within either the 1618-9 or the 1681-2 visitations to Rutland.
  ii. Thomas Colston of Brant Broughton (d by 1638-9)
  m. Elizabeth (a 1638-9)
  a. Thomas Colston of Brant Broughton (b 1613, d 07.12.1657)
  m. Dorothy (a 02.1657-8)
  (1)+ issue (a 1657) - Thomas, Elizabeth, Dorothy
  b. son (a 1657)
  c. daughter
  m. _ Hodgson
  d. Elizabeth Colston
  m. William Woolhouse of Caunton & North Muskham
  iii. daughter (a 1657)
  m. _ Smith
  iv. daughter (a 1657)
  m. _ Munday

Main source(s): Visitation (London, 1568, 'Colston') with some input as reported above
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