92322. William Paston & 92323. Lady Anne Beaufort
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5/28/1434, William “Paxton” born in Paston, England, 4th s/o 184644. William Paston & 184645. Agnes Berry.
3/24/1443, Anne born at Baynard castle in London, 3rd d/o 184678. Earl Edmund Beaufort & 184679. Lady Eleanor Beauchamp.
8/14/1444, William’s father died.
4/1449, William at Cambridge, age 15.
1452-53, William wrote his brother John mentioning other family members as well as Richard, Duke of York, Henry Holland, Duke of Exeter, and Edmund Beaufort, Duke of Somerset.
1/29/1459, William wrote his brother John mentioning the capture of Lord Rivers.
5/2/1460, William told his brother John in aletter that James Arblaster, also in service of the earl of Oxford, ‘can labor well a-monge lordys’.
9/6/1454 from London, William wrote his brother John mentioning the “pestilence” as being in London, and of being in the King’s chamber when Thomas Bouchier [of the see of Canterbury] “received his cross” and did homage.
William councillor to the 12th Earl of Oxford, John de Vere.
2/23/1462, John de Vere, earl of oxford, tried by John Tiptoft, earl of Worcester, and convicted of treason. After the earl’s execution, William continued in service to the Countess.
5/12/1462, Friar John Mowth wrote John Paston a letter discussing his brother William, living in London, and a knight, Sir Thomas Todenham, that had been put to death.
1/28/1464, William mentioned in a letter of Henry Berry, a relative of his mother, written to his cousin, John Paston, Esq.
1465-71, William JOP for Norfolk.
7/16/1468, William “a devoted adherent to the Lancastrian cause”, had a pardon for all treasons.
~1468, William married Anne.
4/10/1469, William named in a letter of Lord Scales to J. Paston.
Aft. 1469, William’s mother Agnes moved from Paston to live with William in London.
1/1473, William, a feoffee of Elizabeth, dowager Countess of Oxford, refused to give up his lands to Richard, Duke of Gloucester [later Richard III, who had put Elizabeth under duress] even when told it would “cost hym that he loved best.” [William was eventually forced by the Chancery to give up the lands.]
1473-74, William JOP for Norfolk.
5/4/1471, Anne became co-heir of her brother Edmund, Duke of Somerset, killed after the Battle of Tewkesbury.
1472, William M.P. for Newcastle-under-Lyme.
1475, William councillor to the Duke of Buckingham.
1477, William M.P. for Gt Bedwin.
8/1478, William reported that the Duke of Buckingham was making a pilgrimage to Walsingham where he would visit his sister Lady Knyvet at Bokenham.
8/1479, Agnes, William’s mother, died.
11/28/1479, William and his keeper at Marlingford, named James, identifed in a letter of William Lomnor to John Paston.
2/24/1480, William wrote a letter from London to his tenant, John King, at Harwelbury [inherited from his mother.]
7/6/1483, Richard III crowned King of England.
10/1483, The Duke of Buckingham led an insurrection against Richard III.
11/2/1483, The Duke of Buckingham executed.
1478, 1491, William M.P. for Bedwin, Wiltshire.
9/17/1496, William, living at Warwick Inn in London, wrote his will requesting burial at the Blackfriars Priory in London next to his wife Anne.
11/3/1495, William was one of 6 individuals giving depostitions before the Chancellor about the inheritance of the 13th Earl of Oxford. [See 1/1473.]
Bef. 11/28/1496, William died. (S) Will proved.
(S) A Gen. and Heraldic Hist. … Burke, 1888, P401. (S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P706. (S) Norfolk Archaeology, V4, 1855. (S) Paston Letters: Original Letters, Vs 1-2, Fenn, 1840.
• A letter from the Lady Margaret, Mother to King Henry VII: “By the king’s moder.–Trusty and right webeloved, we greet you well. … there was a full agreement made & concluded, & also put in writinge, between or trusty and right welbeloved Sr John Savile, Knt, and Gilbert Talbot, Esquire, … they ought to have in the right of their wives, daughters and heyers to William paston, Esqr, their late fader, deceassed, …” (S) Norfolk Archaeology, V4, 1855.
Children of William and Anne:
i. Anne Paxton, born ? in England.
1490, Anne married Sir Gilbert Talbot.
10/22/1542, Anne died.
ii. Elizabeth Paxton (46161), born ~1470 in England.