'Paston01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Paston of Appleton, Paston of Barningham, Paston of Oxnead, Paston of Paston, Paston of Yarmouth

BEB1841 reports that this family is said to have settled in England "immediately after the Conquest".
Wolstane (or Wolstan or William) de Paston, Norfolk
1. Wolstane (or William) Paston of Paston
  A. Robert (or Rafe) Paston of Paston
  i. Walter (or Richard) Paston of Paston
  m. _ Glanvile
  a. Robert Paston of Paston
(1) Edmund Paston of Paston
  Visitation does not identify Edmund's wife but the book used as the Main Source for the Glanville family shows Edmund as married to the following Matilda. However that Glanville book shows Edmund as son of Richard son of Wulstan (apparently missing out some generations, if Visitation is to be believed) and shows Edmund & Matilda as parents of both the following Walter and the Clement shown by Visitation as Walter's son. We provisionally follow Visitation but note that there may be some errors here.
  m. Matilda de Glanville (dau of William de Glanville of Bromholm & Bacton)
  (A) Walter Paston of Paston
  m. Cicely Peach (dau of Symon Peache)
  (i) Clement Paston
  m. Cicely Leech (dau of William Leech)
  (a) William Paston of Paston
  m. Elizabeth Staleham (dau of Nicholas Staleham)
  ((1)) Clement Paston of Paston
  m. Beatrix Somerton (dau of John Somerton)
  ((A)) William Paston of Paston (b c1378, d 1444, judge) - continued below
  m. Agnes Berry (dau of Sir Edmund Berry or Barrey)
  ((2)) Elizabeth Paston
  m. John Walsam
  ((3)) Margery Paston
  m. John George
  (2) Clement Paston
  b. John Paston
  ii. Nicholas Paston



William Paston of Paston (b c1378, d 14.08.1444, judge) - continued above
m. Agnes Berry (dau of Sir Edmund Berry or Barrey by Alice, dau of Sir John Gerbridge by Elizabeth)
1. John Paston of Paston (b c1421, d 1466)
  m. Margaret Mawtby (dau of John Mawtby by Margaret, dau of John Barney of Redham)
A. Sir John Paston of Paston & Oxnead (dsp 15.11.1479, 1st of that name)
  Note that there is some confusion on the allocation of children between this John's father and his father. However, both BEB1841 & Visitation show that there were 2 Johns in this generation.
  B. Sir John Paston of Paston & Oxnead (d 1503, 2nd of that name)
  m. Margery Brews (dau of Sir Thomas Brews of Hinton Hall)
  i. Sir William Paston of Paston & Oxnead (d 1554)
  m. Bridget Heydon (dau of Sir Henry Heydon of Baconsthorp)
  a. Erasmus Paston (dvp 1539)
  m. Mary Wyndham (dau of Sir Thomas Wyndham of Felbrigge)
(1) Sir William Paston of Paston
  m. Frances Clere (dau of Sir Thomas Clere of Stokesby)
  (A) Christopher Paston of Paston
  m. Anne Audley (dau of Philip Audley or Audeley of Pargrave)
(i) Sir Edmund Paston of Paston (b c1584, d 1632)
  m. Catherine Knevet (d 1628, dau of Sir Thomas Knevet or Knevitt of Ashwellthorp)
  (a) Sir William Paston, Sheriff of Norfolk, 1st Bart of Paston & Oxnead (d 22.02.1652)
  m1. Catherine Bertie (d 1636,dau of Robert Bertie, 1st Earl of Lindsey)
  ((1)) Robert Paston, 1st Earl of Yarmouth (b 29.05.1631, d 08.03.1682)
  m. (c1650) Rebecca Clayton (d 16.02.1693/4, dau of Sir Jasper Clayton of London by Mary, dau of William Thompson of Tynemouth Castle)
((A)) William Paston, 2nd Earl of Yarmouth (b 1653/4, d 25.12.1732)
  m1. (17.07.1672) Charlotte Jemima Maria Boyle (b c1650, d 28.07.1684, natural dau of King Charles II)
  ((i)) Charles Paston (b 29.05.1673, dvp 15.12.1718, Brigadier General)
  m. Elizabeth Pitt
  ((a)) Elizabeth Paston (a 04.1724)
  ((ii)) William Paston (dvp, Captain RN)
  ((iii)) Charlotte Paston
  m1. Thomas Herne of Heveringland (Heverland Hall)
  m2. (Thomas) Weldon (Major)
  ((iv)) Rebecca Paston
  m. Sir John Holland of Quidenham, Bart
  m2. (10.03.1686/7, sp) Elizabeth North (b 1649/50, d 23.01.1730, dau of Dudley North, Lord North, widow of Sir Robert Wiseman)
((B)) Robert Paston
  m1. Hester Mainwaring
  m2. Anne Harbord (dau of Philip Harbord of Besthorp)
  ((i)) Ann Paston presumed of this marriage
  ((C)) Jasper Paston
  m. _ (widow of Sir Palmes Fairborn)
((D)) Thomas Paston (d 1693, Colonel)
  m. Dorothy Darcy (dau of Edward Darcy)
  ((i)) Robert Paston (Captain RN)
  ((ii)) Rebecca Paston
  m. Sir Stafford Fairborn (Admiral)
  ((E)) Margaret Paston
  m. Hieronimo Alberton de Conti ("a German")
  m2. _ Hewet (sister of Sir William Hewet)
  (ii) Bridget Paston
  m. John Heveningham
(B) Owlstan Paston (dsp)
  (C) John Paston
  m. Ann Moulton
  (D) Sir Thomas Paston
  (i) Edward Paston
  (E) Elenor (Alianore) Paston
  m. John Echingham or Itchingham of Suffolk
  (F) Anne Paston (bur 02.08.1637)
m1. Sir George Chaworth
  m2. (1591) Sir Nicholas L'Estrange (d 15.12.1591)
  m3. (07.04.1606) Sir Anthony Cope (b 1549, bur 23.07.1615)
  (G) Frances Paston duplication just below?
  m. Thomas Grose or Greayan
(H) Gertrude Paston
  m. Sir William Read of Orsterley, Middlesex
  (2) Frances Paston possibly fits here (duplication just above?)
  m. Thomas le Groos
  b. John Paston of Huntingfield Hall, Suffolk (3rd son)
  m1/2. ??
  m2/1. Ann Moulton (dau of Christopher Moulton)
(1) Bridget Paston
  m. Sir Edward Coke (b 1549, d 03.09.1633, Lord Chief Justice)
  (2) Elizabeth Paston
  m. Ambrose Jermyn or Germain (brother of Sir Robert)
  c. Sir Thomas Paston
  m. Ann Leigh (dau of John Leigh of Stockwell)
The following comes from Visitation (Norfolk, 1664, Paston).
  (1) Edward Paston of Appleton, Norfolk (d before 06.05.1630)
  m. Margaret Berney (b c1566, d before 06.03.1640-1, dau of Sir Henry (not Richard) Berney of Reedham)
  (A) Thomas Paston (d before 1623)
  m. Mary Browne (dau of Sir George Browne of Bepton)
  (i) Clement Paston of Barningham (d before 07.04.1663)
  m. (1654/6) Dorothy Plumpton (d 1662, dau of John Plumpton of Plumpton)
(a) Edward Paston of Barningham
  m1. Margaret Eyre (b c1666, d 1689, dau of Thomas Eyre of Hassop)
  ((1))+ issue
  m2. (1692) Jane Frampton (dau of Richard Frampton of Morton)
  ((2))+ other issue
  (b) Mary Paston (d 20.01.1672) probably of this generation
  Either there were two Marys or at least one of the dates shown here is wrong or Mary divorced one of her husbands as the following dates look wrong.
  m1/2. Sir John Savile, Bart of Copley (b c1640, d 1689)
  m2/1. Richard Towneley of Towneley (b 1628, d 06.01.1706-7)
  (c) Anne Paston (bur 13.03.1693) probably of this generation
  m. Sir Rowland Stanley, 2nd Bart of Hooton and Stourton (bpt 06.1653, d 05.07.1737)
  (B) William Paston of Appleton, Sheriff of Norfolk (d before 04.05.1655)
  m. Agnes Everard (b 1602/3, d 11.04.1676, dau of William Everard of Lynsted)
  (i) William Paston of Appleton (d before 1673)
m. Mary Lawson (dau of James Lawson of Brooke or Brough)
  (a) William Paston
  Visitation ends with this William, identifying him as ancestor of Pastons of Horton, Wiltshire.
  ((1)) John Paston of Appleton possibly of this generation
  m. (1694) Frances Tichborne (b c1668, dau of Sir Henry Tichborne, 3rd Bart of Tichborne)
  ((A)) William Paston of Horton possibly of this generation
  The following connection comes from Commoners (vol 2, Throckmorton of Molland) supported by Visitation (J.L. Vivian (1887), Cornwall, 1530+1573+1620+additions, Courtenay of Molland).
  m1/2. Mary Courtenay, sister/heir of John Courtenay of Molland)
  ((i)) Anna Maria Paston *d 06.11.1783)
  m. George Throckmorton (dvp 30.08.1767, son of Sri Robert, Bart of Coughton)
  It may have been this William who (also) married ...
  m2/1. Mary Chichester (dau of Giles Chichester of Arlington)
(b)+ other issue - John, Mary
  (ii) Dorothy Paston
  m. Wiliam Stanford
  (iii) Mary Paston
  m. Francis Bedingfield of Bedingfield
  (iv)+ other issue - Edward, Margaret, Frances
  (C) Ann Paston
  m. Sir Henry Waldegrave, Bart (b 1598, d 10.10.1658)
(D)+ other issue - Clement (dsp before 06.03.1609-10), John (dsp before 21.05.1655), Edward, Wolstan, Mary, Katherine
  (2) Henry Paston (d before 1630)
  (3) Katherine Paston
  m. Sir Henry Newton
  d. Clement Paston of Oxnead (dsp 1599)
  m. Agnes Pakington
e. Eleanor Paston (d 1550)
  m. Thomas Manners, 1st Earl of Rutland (d 20.09.1543)
  f. Anne Paston
  m. Sir Thomas Tindale of Hockwold
  g. Elizabeth Paston
  m. Sir Francis Leak or Leeke of Derbyshire
  h. Mary Paston
  m. Sir John Chaworth of Wyverton
  i. Margaret Paston
  m. John Leeke or Leak of Worsopp (brother of Sir Francis)
j. Bridget Paston
  m. _ Carre
  k.+ other issue - Henry, Margery (nun)
  ii. Philip Paston
  m. Anne Giggs (dau of Robert Giggs or Guggs of Sparham, relict of John Blakeney)
  iii Dorothy Paston
  iv Elizabeth Paston
  m1. William Clere of Ormesby
m2. Sir John Fineux or Fyneux (Lord Chief Justice)
  v. Philippa Paston
  m. Andrew Ogard
  vi. Constance Paston probably of this generation
  m. John Clipsbye of Clipsbye
The following are shown by BEB1841 as children of William but by Visitation as children of William's son John. Other than to report that he was son of Judge William, BE1883 starts with John, showing him as married to Margaret Mantby (having John and "several other children") then Anne Beaufort (having Sir William "inter alios"). Following cross-references from elsewhere and noting the dates, we suggest the following allocation but stress that it is not certain.
  C. Sir William Paston
  m. Anne Beaufort (dau of Edmund Beaufort, Duke of Somerset)
  i. William Paston (dsp)
  ii. Anne Paston
  m. Sir Gilbert Talbot (d 22.10.1542)
  iii. Elizabeth Paston
  m. Sir John Savill of Thornhill
  iv. Mary Paston (b 19.01.1469/70, d 1489) apparently of this generation
  m. Ralph Nevill (dvp 1498, son of Earl of Westmorland)
  D. Anne Paston
  m. William Yelverton (a 1474)
  E. Margery (Margaret) Paston 
  m. Robert Colle or Call
2. Elizabeth Paston
  m1. Robert Poynings (d 17.02.1460/1, son of Lord Robert)
  We presume that this was the Elizabeth, described by BEB1841 (Browne of Beechworth) as widow of Richard, Lord Poynings, who also married ...
  m2. Sir George Browne of Beechworth Castle (d 1483)
3.+ other issue - Edmund, Walter

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : Visitation (Norfolk, 1563+1589+1613, Paston)
(2) For lower section : BEB1841 (Paston of Oxnead), BE1883 (Paston of Yarmouth), Visitation (Norfolk, 1563+1589+1613, Paston)
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