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Monday, May 24, 2010

Controller William Paston & Elizabeth Stalham

738576. Controller William Paston & 738577. Elizabeth Stalham

~1300, William born in England, 1477152. Clement de Paston & 1477153. Cecily le Leche.

~1315, Elizabeth born in England, d/o §§Nicholas Stalham.

1/24/1327, Edward III succeeded Edward II as King of England.

1/28/1327, “Petitioners: Henry de Percy, son and heir of Henry de Percy; William de Paston and Robert de Seint Howayn (St Owen), executors …” (S) UKNA.

1330, William de Paston, ... executors, granted £110 10s 8.5d to the King’s son against a debt of the Henry de Percy estate. (S) Publ. Surtees Soc., 1834, P164.

5/1332, a Chancery writ ordered the Exchequer to pay wages to William de Paston, “controller of our customs”. (S) The English Customs Service, 1307-1343, Baker, 1961.

1341, Indenture concerning Clement de Paston and William his son. (S) Paston Letters, Part1, 1971, Page XI.

6/12/1344, William de Paston listed on a Commission of oyer and terminer. (S) CPRs.

11/20/1348, “Agreement between Clement de Paston and William his son that although William is bound to Clement in £40, he should pay but 40 marks, within a year.” (S) UKNA.

1349, Clement de Paston granted a water-mill and two pieces of land for life to his son William de Paston.

7/8/1349, “By Clement son of Walter de Paston of Thomas Purdhon to deliver seisin in messuage in Paston and in his tenants in Paston, Bacton, Edingthorpe and Mundesley, except chamber with solar at east end of hall in said messuage, following tenor of charter made to said William.” (S) UKNA.

6/6/1352, William’s father Clement died.

6/6/1361, William died.


Elizabeth married (738578) John de Somerton.

1365, Son Clement made an assignment of dower to his mother Elizabeth, wife of John de Somerton.

(S) Norfolk Archaeology, V4, 1855, P13. (S) The Visitations of Norfolk, 1891, P215. (S) Essay … Topo. Hist. of Norfolk, Parking, 1807, P481.

Children of William and Elizabeth:

i. Clement Paston (369288), born ~1335 in Norfolk, England.

ii. Margery Paston, born ? in Norfolk, England.