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William Paston

Male 1378 - 1444  (66 years)


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  • Name William Paston 
    Born 1378  Paston, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Aug 1444  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Alternate death 14 Aug 1444  [1
    Buried Norwich Cathedral, Norwich, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I21132  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2018 

    Father Clement Paston,   b. of Paston, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1419 
    Mother Beatrice Somerton,   d. 1409 
    Family ID F13046  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Agnes Berry,   b. Aft 1399,   d. Aug 1479  (Age < 78 years) 
    Married 1420  [1, 3
    Children 
    +1. John Paston,   b. 10 Oct 1421,   d. 21 May 1466, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
     2. William Paston,   b. 1436,   d. 1496, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F13045  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Justice of the Common Pleas from 15 Oct 1429 to his death. Steward of the Duke of Norfolk, 1415. Wikipedia: "William Paston, the only son of Clement Paston and Beatrice Somerton, had a distinguished career as a lawyer and Justice of the Common Pleas. He acquired considerable property, and is considered 'the real founder of the Paston family fortunes'."

  • Sources 
    1. [S2164] The Paston Letters: A Selection in Modern Spelling ed. Norman Davis. 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1983.

    2. [S2164] The Paston Letters: A Selection in Modern Spelling ed. Norman Davis. 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1983., date only.

    3. [S76] The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004-ongoing).

    4. [S160] Wikipedia.