PASTON FAMILY

William PASTON

Born: ABT 1170, Paston, Norfolk, England

Married: ?

Children:

1. William PASTON


William PASTON

Born: ABT 1190, Paston, Norfolk, England

Father: William PASTON

Mother: ?

Married: ?

Children:

1. Ralph PASTON


Ralph PASTON

Born: ABT 1210, Paston, Norfolk, England

Father: William PASTON

Mother: ?

Married: ?

Children:

1. Walter (Richard) PASTON


Walter (Richard) PASTON

Born: ABT 1230, Paston, Norfolk, England

Father: Ralph PASTON

Mother: ?

Married: ?

Children:

1. Robert PASTON


Robert PASTON

Born: ABT 1250, Paston, Suffolk, England

Father: Walter (Richard) PASTON

Mother: ?

Married: ?

Children:

1. Edmund PASTON


Edmund PASTON

Born: ABT 1270, Paston, Norfolk, England

Father: Robert PASTON

Mother: ?

Married: ?

Children:

1. Walter PASTON


Walter PASTON

Born: ABT 1290, Paston, Norfolk, England

Father: Edmund PASTON

Mother: ?

Married: Cecily PEACHE

Children:

1. Clement PASTON


Clement PASTON

Born: ABT 1310, Paston, Norfolk, England

Father: Walter PASTON

Mother: Cecily PEACHE

Married: Cecily LEECH

Children:

1. William PASTON


William PASTON

Born: ABT 1330

Father: Clement PASTON

Mother: Cecily LEECH

Married: Elizabeth STALEMAN

Children:

1. Clement PASTON


Clement PASTON

Born: ABT 1355, Paston, Norfolk, England

Died: 21 Sep 1388

Father: William PASTON

Mother: Elizabeth STALEMAN

Married: Beatrice SOMERTON

Children:

1. William PASTON


William PASTON

Born: 1378, Paston, Norfolk, England

Died: 14 Aug 1444, Paston, Norfolk, England

Father: Clement PASTON

Mother: Beatrice SOMERTON

Married: Agnes BARRY (b. ABT 1402 - d. 1479) (dau. of Edmund Barrey and Alice Gerbridge) 24 Mar 1420

Children:

1. John PASTON (Sir Knight)

2. Jane PASTON

3. Anne PASTON (b. ABT 1424)

4. Edmund PASTON (b. 1425/6 - d. 1449)

5. Margery PASTON (b. ABT 1428)

6. William PASTON (Sir Knight)

7. Elizabeth PASTON

8. Walter PASTON (b. ABT 1431)

9. Henry PASTON (b. 1537)

10. Clement PASTON


Jane PASTON

Born: 1422

Father: William PASTON

Mother: Agnes BARRY

Married: Thomas HERVEY of Thurley (son of Sir John Hervey of Thurley and Margaret Calthorpe)

Children:

1. John HERVEY of Thurley (Sir) (m. Christian Chichele)


Clement PASTON

Born: 1442

Died: BEF 1479

Buried: White Friars, Norwich, Norfolk

Father: William PASTON

Mother: Agnes BARRY

Married: Beatrice GONELD


Elizabeth PASTON

Born: ABT 1429/30

Died: 1487/8

Father: William PASTON

Mother: Agnes BARRY

Married 1: Robert POYNINGS (6 B. Poynings)

Children:

1. Edward POYNINGS (Sir Knight)

Married 2: George BROWNE (Sir) AFT 1465

Children:

2. Mathew BROWNE (Sir)

3. Mary BROWNE


William PASTON (Sir Knight)

Born: 28 May 1434 / 1436, Paston, Norfolk, England

Died: 1496

Father: William PASTON

Mother: Agnes BARRY

Married: Anne BEAUFORT

Children:

1. William PASTON

2. Mary PASTON

3. Agnes PASTON

4. Elizabeth PASTON

5. Margaret PASTON (b. 1474 - d. 1474)

6. Anne PASTON

7. Talbot PASTON

8. Savile PASTON


Mary PASTON

Born: 19 Jun 1469/70, Paston, Norfolk, England

Died: ABT 25 Dec 1489, Westminster Palace, London, Middlesex, England

Notes: Died of Measles.

Father: William PASTON (Sir Knight)

Mother: Anne BEAUFORT

Married: Ralph NEVILLE (B. Neville) BEF 1489


Elizabeth PASTON

Born: 1460, Paston, Norfolk, England

Died: 1 Feb 1488

Father: William PASTON (Sir Knight)

Mother: Anne BEAUFORT

Married 1: John SAVILE (Sir) (b. ABT 1478 - d. 1504, Feast of St. John) (son of John Savile and Jane Harrington) (w. of Alice Vernon)

Children:

1. Anne SAVILE (m. Sir Henry Thwaite of Lund)

2. Henry SAVILE (m. Margaret Barkston - m.2 Elizabeth Soothill)

3. Elizabeth SAVILE (m. Thomas Conyers)

4. Margaret SAVILE (m.1 Thomas Wortley - m.2 Richard Corbett)

Married 2: Richard HASTINGS

Married 3: Robert GARGRAVE


Anne PASTON

Born: 1472, Paston, Norfolk, England

Father: William PASTON (Sir Knight)

Mother: Anne BEAUFORT

Married: Gilbert TALBOT (Sir) 1500, England

Children:

1. Elizabeth TALBOT

2. Eleanor TALBOT

3. Humphrey TALBOT

4. Walter TALBOT

5. Margaret TALBOT

6. Margerie TALBOT

7. Mary TALBOT


John PASTON (Sir Knight)

Born: 10 Oct 1421, Paston, Norfolk, England

Died: 22 May / 19 Jun 1466, London, Middlesex, England

Buried: Bromholm Priory, Norfolk, England

Notes: one of ten executors of Sir John Fastolf's vast Norfolk holdings, which comprised 94 manors. Two days before Fastolf's death in 1459 his will was changed in favor of John Paston, who received all the manors, lands, and personal property in Norfolk and Suffolk. Suspecting foul play, the other executors were outraged, and seventeen years of claims and counter-claims, law suits, forcible evictions, arrests, and even imprisonment ensued for both John Paston I and his estate manager Richard Call. In a letter dated Oct 1461, Call, writing from the Norwich gaol, informs John Paston II that William Yelverton and William Jenney, two of Fastolf's executors, had him arrested and jailed for the theft of the rents from the disputed manor at Cotton: they "hathe certified vup in-to the Kynges Benche jnsurrec[i]ons [and] congregacions a-yenste me." And unless Call posted security that he would appear in court in London, the sheriff threatened to "send me vp with strengthe of men as a presoner." Clearly the sheriff backed the claims of Paston's enemies. Call concludes hopefully, "God sende us a good scheryf thys yere".

In a letter dated May 3, 1465, Margaret Paston informed her husband ABT the Duke of Suffolk's attack on their manor at Hellesdon: "I have put youre evydens that com owte of the abbay in a seck, and enseylyd hem vnder Richard Call ys seall".

Father: William PASTON

Mother: Agnes BARRY

Married: Margaret MAUTHY BEF 1440

Children:

1. John PASTON (Sir)

2. John PASTON

3. Margery PASTON

4. Edmund PASTON (d. BEF 1504)

5. Walter PASTON (b. ABT 1456 - d. 1479)

6. William PASTON

7. Margery PASTON

8. Anne PASTON

9. Clement PASTON (b. ABT 1447 - d. 1448/1534)


John PASTON (Sir)

Born: ABT 1441/2

Died: 15 Nov 1479

Father: John PASTON (Sir Knight)

Mother: Margaret MAUTHY

Married: ? BET 1460 / 1476

Children:

1. Constance PASTON (ABT 1461/1480 - ABT 1467/1567)


Anne PASTON

Born: ABT 1446

Died: 1494

Father: John PASTON (Sir Knight)

Mother: Margaret MAUTHY

Married: William YELVERTON (Sir Knight) (son of John Yelverton and Margaret Morley) ABT 1466

Children:

1. William YELVERTON (b. ABT 1458 - 1477) (m. Catherine Randes)

2. William YELVERTON (b. ABT 1464)

3. William YELVERTON (b. ABT 1471 - d. 10 Jun 1518, dsp)

4. Amy (Anne) YELVERTON (b. ABT 1473 - d. 22 May 1551) (m. Thomas Jermy)

5. Margaret YELVERTON (b. ABT 1477) (m. John Palgrave)

6. Eleanor YELVERTON (b. ABT 1479) (m. John Conyers)


Margery PASTON

Died: 1495

Father: John PASTON (Sir Knight)

Mother: Margaret MAUTHY

Married: John ? 1477


William PASTON

Born: ABT 1459

Died: AFT 1503

Notes: after 1503 became 'crasid in his mynde'.

Father: John PASTON (Sir Knight)

Mother: Margaret MAUTHY


Margery PASTON

Born: BEF 1450

Died: BEF 1479

Notes: Richard Call (b. ABT 1431 - d. AFT 1504) is well-known to readers of the Paston letters as the bailiff or estate manager for John Paston I and his two sons (both confusingly named John) during the last half of the fifteenth century. Young Richard Call went into service with John Paston I upon the recommendation of the Duke of Norfolk, whose seat was in Framlingham. Call served as a devoted and trusted servant under two generations of Paston patriarchs, John I, and later his two sons John II and John III for nearly half a century. Rising to the position of chief bailiff or estate manager, Call was actively involved in the Pastons' extensive business and legal matters. He negotiated leases and collected rents from tenants; he sold land and woods; he bought and sold commodities and horses; he kept accounts, inventories, and indentures in his own hand; he delivered letters and other documents; he attended various legal hearings on behalf of the family; he transported money and silver to various family members; and he wrote numerous letters on behalf of family members and himself.

In a letter to his brother, dated May 1469, John Paston III expresses his fear that if his sister Margery marries Richard Call she will be made "to selle kandyll and mustard in Framlyngham". This contemptuous remark exposes not only the Paston's social snobbery but, more importantly, the growing animosity between the old landed gentry and the new, upwardly-mobile merchant class, represented by Richard Call. Call's clandestine courtship of and subsequent marriage to Margery Paston, the youngest daughter of John Paston I, caused a major uproar in the Paston household when the affair was discovered in 1469. They had secretly exchanged vows, which under church law constituted a legal marriage. John Paston III expressed the family's outrage when he wrote that Call "shold neuer haue my good wyll for to make my sustyr to selle kandyll and mustard in Framly[n]gham". Although the entire family was opposed to the relationship, Margery's mother Margaret was especially shocked and outraged. Three years before their affair was finally revealed, she expressed her suspicions ABT Call's character to her eldest son John by warning him to "be ware of him and of hys felowe" . Upon discovering the relationship, Margaret forced Margery and Call to appear in the Bishop's Court where they were examined by the Bishop of Norwich. After interrogating both of them, the Bishop ruled that their vows were legitimate, but Margaret refused to let Margery enter her house. She says: "and [if] he [Call] were ded at thys owyre sche xuld neuere be at myn hart as sche was".

Although Margery became estranged from her mother and brothers for a time, Call continued to handle some of their business affairs.

Unlike John Paston's two sons, both of whom had university educations, Richard Call was self-educated. From the surviving 23 letters in his own hand, we can conclude that he was not only literate in English, but as evidenced by the "boke of French" stolen from his chambers at Hellesdon and his various memoranda in Latin, he learned at least two foreign languages. One of the functions of a household miscellany is pedagogical, and a number of the texts copied into the Cambridge manuscript concern the improvement of body, mind, and soul. Acquisition of social graces is seen in the The Lytylle Childrenes Lytil Boke, which would have instructed Call and his family in upper-class hygiene and table manners, such as "Loke thyne hondys be wasshe clene, That no fylthe on thy nayles be seyn"; "Pyke not thyne eris ne thy nostrelles"; "Ne spitte thow over the tabylle"; and "Caste not thi bones ynto the flore".

Richard and Margery had three sons: John, William, and Richard. After Margery's death, at some time before 1482, Call married Margaret Trollopp of Edingthorpe, and had two additional sons Andrew and John. According to a Chancery Proceeding, Call was still alive between 1500 and 1515.

Father: John PASTON (Sir Knight)

Mother: Margaret MAUTHY

Married: Richard CALL (Estate Agent)


John PASTON

Born: ABT 1443

Died: 28 Aug 1503/4

Buried: White Friars, Norwick, Norfolk, England

Notes: to cement an alliance with Burgundy, Edward IV offered his youngest sister in marriage to Charles Duke of Burgundy. The marriage took place on Jul 3, 1468 in Bruges, the capital of Charles' Flemish territory. As the Paston letters make clear, both Paston brothers (John II and John III) attended the wedding as members of the Princess's retinue. In a letter dated Jul 8, 1468, John Paston III describes the wedding to his mother.

Father: John PASTON (Sir Knight)

Mother: Margaret MAUTHY

Married: Margery De BREWSE 1447

Children:

1. William PASTON (Sir)

2. Dorothy PASTON

3. Phillipa PASTON

4. Elizabeth PASTON

5. Phillip PASTON

6. Margaret PASTON

7. Anne PASTON

8. Elizabeth PASTON


Dorothy PASTON

Died: 1533

Father: John PASTON (Sir Knight)

Mother: Margery De BREWSE

Married: Thomas HARDRESS (Esq.)


Phillipa PASTON

Father: John PASTON (Sir Knight)

Mother: Margery De BREWSE

Married: Andrew OGARD


Elizabeth PASTON

Father: John PASTON (Sir Knight)

Mother: Margery De BREWSE

Married: William CLERE


Phillip PASTON

Father: John PASTON (Sir Knight)

Mother: Margery De BREWSE

Married: Anne GIGGS


Margaret PASTON

Father: John PASTON (Sir Knight)

Mother: Margery De BREWSE

Married: John LEEKE (Sir)


Anne PASTON

Father: John PASTON (Sir Knight)

Mother: Margery De BREWSE

Married: Thomas TYNDALL (Sir)


Elizabeth PASTON

Father: John PASTON (Sir Knight)

Mother: Margery De BREWSE

Married: Thomas LEEKE (Sir)


William PASTON (Sir)

Born: ABT 1464 / 1479, Wiverton, Nottinghamshire, England

Died: 1554

Buried: 16 Feb 1554

Notes: Sheriff of Norfolk 1517.

Father: John PASTON (Sir Knight)

Mother: Margery De BREWSE

Married: Bridget HEYDON ABT 1505

Children:

1. Erasmus PASTON

2. Clement PASTON (Sir)

3. Henry PASTON

4. John PASTON

5. Thomas PASTON (Sir)

6. Eleanor PASTON (C. Rutland)

7. Mary PASTON

8. Margery PASTON (Nun at Barking)


John PASTON

Born: 1510, Huntingfield, Suffolk, England

Died: 23 Sep 1575, Townton Field, Suffold, England

Father: William PASTON (Sir)

Mother: Bridget HEYDON

Married: Anne MOULTON 25 Jun 1546

Children:

1. Bridget PASTON


Bridget PASTON

Born: ABT 1546

Died: 17 Jun 1598, Sufolk, England

Father: John PASTON

Mother: Anne MOULTON

Married: Edward COKE (Sir Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench) (See his Biography)

Children:

1. Edward COKE (b. 1583) (m. Elizabeth Potter)

2. Robert COKE (Sir) (b. 1586 - d. 1653) (m. Teophila Berkeley)

3. Arthur COKE (b. AFT 1587) (m. Elizabeth Waldegrave)

4. John COKE (b. AFT 1588) (m. Muriel Wheatley)

5. Henry COKE of Thorington (b. AFT 1589) (m. Margaret Lovelace)

6. Clement COKE of Langford (b. AFT 1590 - d. 1629) (m. Sarah Reddish)

7. Anne COKE (m. Ralph Sadler)

8. Bridget COKE (m.1 William Barley - m.2 William Skinner)

9. Son COKE

10. Son COKE

11. Son COKE


Clement PASTON (Sir)

Born: ABT 1508

Died: 18 Feb 1597, Oxnead Hall, Norfolk, England

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: William PASTON (Sir)

Mother: Bridget HEYDON

Married: Alice PACKINGTON (d. 1608) (w. of Edward Lambert)


Thomas PASTON (Sir)

Father: William PASTON (Sir)

Mother: Bridget HEYDON

Married: Anne LEIGH


Eleanor PASTON (C. Rutland)

Born: BEF 1496, Wiverton, Nottinghamshire, England

Died: BET 1550/55 / 12 Oct 1559, Holywell, Shoreditch, England

Buried: St Leonard's, Shoreditch, England

Notes: See her Biography.

Father: William PASTON (Sir)

Mother: Bridget HEYDON

Married: Thomas MANNERS (1 E. Rutland) BEF 1523

Children:

1. Elizabeth MANNERS

2. Gertrude MANNERS (C. Shrewsbury)

3. Henry MANNERS (2 E. Rutland)

4. Anne MANNERS

5. John MANNERS (Sir Knight)

6. Frances MANNERS (B. Abergavenny)

7. Roger MANNERS of Uffington (Esq.)

8. Thomas MANNERS (Sir Knight)

9. Catherine MANNERS

10. Oliver MANNERS (Esq.)

11. Isabel MANNERS (d. young)


Mary PASTON

Born: ABT 1520, Wiverton, Nottinghamshire, England

Died: 30 Sep 1583, Wiverton, Nottinghamshire, England

Buried: Langar, Nottinghamshire, England

Father: William PASTON (Sir)

Mother: Bridget HEYDON

Married: John CHAWORTH (Sir Knight) ABT 1548

Children:

1. George CHAWORTH (Sir Knight)

2. William CHAWORTH (b. ABT 1551)

3. Bridget CHAWORTH

4. Catherine CHAWORTH

5. Faith CHAWORTH (b. ABT 1557)

6. Anne CHAWORTH (b. ABT 1558)


Erasmus PASTON

Born: ABT 1506

Died: 1538

Father: William PASTON (Sir)

Mother: Bridget HEYDON

Married: Mary WYNDHAM (dau. of Thomas Wyndham and Eleanor Scrope) ABT 1527

Children:

1. William PASTON (Sir Knight)

William PASTON (Sir Knight)

Born: 1528/9, Paston, Norfolk, England

Died: 20 Oct 1610

Father: Erasmus PASTON

Mother: Mary WYNDHAM

Married: Frances CLERE 5 May 1551, Paston, Norfolk, England

Children:

1. Thomas PASTON (Sir Knight)?

2. Anne PASTON

3. Gertrude PASTON

4. Christopher PASTON

5. Wolstanton PASTON (b. 1559)


Thomas PASTON (Sir Knight)

Born: ABT 1544, Paston, Norfolk, England

Father: William PASTON (Sir Knight)

Mother: Frances CLERE

Married: Mary SOUTHWELL Danbury, Essex, England

Children:

1. Edward PASTON (b. ABT 1577)


Anne PASTON

Born: 1549, Wiverton, Nottinghamshire, England

Died: 2 Aug 1637, Hanwell, Oxfordshire, England

Father: William PASTON (Sir Knight)

Mother: Frances CLERE

Married 1: George CHAWORTH (Sir Knight) 15 Jul 1572, Wiverton, Nottinghamshire, England

Children:

1. Isabel CHAWORTH

2. Elizabeth CHAWORTH

Married 2: Nicholas Le STRANGE of Hunstanton (Sir Knight) 1591

Married 3: Anthony COPE (1 Bt.) (See his Biography) 1602


Gertrude PASTON

Born: 1550, Paston, Norfolk, England

Father: William PASTON (Sir Knight)

Mother: Frances CLERE

Married: William READE (Sir)

Children:

1. Thomas READE (m. Mildred Cecil)

Christopher PASTON

Born: 1558

Died: 1611

Father: William PASTON (Sir Knight)

Mother: Frances CLERE

Married: Anne AUDLEY

Children:

1. Edmund PASTON (Sir Knight)

2. Bridget PASTON


Edmund PASTON (Sir Knight)

Born: 1585

Died: 1632

Father: Christopher PASTON

Mother: Anne AUDLEY

Married: Catherine KNYVETT 28 Apr 1603

Children:

1. William PASTON (b. 1610 - d. 1663)

2. Thomas PASTON (b. 1614)


Bridget PASTON

Born: Paston, Norfolk, England

Died: 1624

Buried: Ketteringham, Norfolk, England

Father: Christopher PASTON

Mother: Anne AUDLEY

Married: John HEVENINGHAM of Ketteringham (Sir)(d. 1633) (son of Sir Arthur Heveningham and Mary Hanschet) (w. of Catherine Mordaunt) 3 Nov 1601, Ketteringham, Norfolk

Children:

1. William HEVENINGHAM (Sir) (m. Mary Carey)

2. Arthur HEVENINGHAM (Col.)

Joan PASTON

Born: ABT 1326

Father: Edmund De PASTON of Thrandeston (d. 1381)?

Mother: ?

Married 1: John BRAHAM

Married 2: William WINGFIELD of Cotton and Dennington (Sir)



Edward PASTON of Appleton

Born: ABT 1550, Appleton, Norfolk, England

Notes: Godson of Edward VI.

Married: Margaret BERNEY (b. ABT 1562 - d. 1641) (dau. of Henry Berney of Park Hall, Esq., and Alice Appleton) 10 Nov 1586

Children:

1. Edward PASTON (Esq.)


Edward PASTON (Esq.)

Born: ABT 1589, Appleton, Norfolk, England

Died: BEF 1665, Horton, Gloucestershire, England

Father: Edward PASTON of Appleton

Mother: Margaret BERNEY

Married: Frances SYDENHAM (d. 15 Feb 1665) (dau. of John Sydenham and Mary Guildford)

Children:

1. Margaret PASTON



Thomas PASTON

Born: ABT 1589

Married: Mary BROWNE


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