Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Bell 369288 & 369289

369288. Clement Paston & 369289. Beatrice Goneld de Somerton {Bell}

~1335, Clement born in England, heir & s/o 738576. William Paston & 738577. Elizabeth Staleham.

~1350, Beatrice born in England, d/o 738578. John de Somerton.

Clement, “a peasant, holding and cultivating about one hundred acres (40 hectares) of land, had to borrow money to send William to school.” [This is record of the Paston Letters written by son William. He apparently did not get along with his father and had a poor opinion of his accomplishments.]

1381, Clement experienced the violent anger that convulsed southeastern England at the blatant injustice of the poll tax and all that it represented – the great landowners’ attempt to protect their privileges and power at the peasantry's expense. (S) NY Times, ‘Blood and Roses’, Castor, 5/7/2006.

3/6/1400, “Confirmation by Richard son of William Royes …, Clement de Paston, … of 12a. in divers pieces in Bacton …”. (S) UKNA.

Beatrice hier to her brother Geoffrey de Somerton.

1409, Beatrice died. (S) The Ancestor, 1904, P96.

1419, on St. Botolph’s day, Clement died. (S) The Ancestor, 1904, P96.

(S) The Paston Family in the Fifteenth Century, Richmond, 2002. (S) Norfolk Archaeology, V4, 1855. (S) The Visitations of Norfolk, 1891, P215.

Child of Clement and Beatrice:

i. William Paston (184644), born 1378 in England.

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