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John Alston (bef. 1669 - aft. 1718)

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John Alston
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Died after in St. John's, Berkeley County, South
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Categories: Bedfordshire | St. John's, Berkeley County, South Carolina | Gateway Ancestors | Bigod-2 Descendants | Bigod-1 Descendants | Clare-651 Descendants | Clare-673 Descendants | Clavering-13 Descendants | Lacy-284 Descendants | Quincy-226 Descendants.

Magna Carta Gateway Ancestor
John Alston is a descendant of Magna Carta Surety Barons John FitzRobert and John de Lacy.


John ALSTON, baptized 25 Feb 1668/9, Pavenham, Bedfordshire.[1]

John was the son of William Alston, Gent. of Middlesex, by his wife, Thomasine Brooks, daughter of Unknown Brooks, Esq.[2]

In Royal Ancestry, by Douglas Richardson, there is no mention of a spouse or issue for this John Alston.[3]

Other Biographical Notes:

Apprenticed: 1682 to James Jones of Charleston, South Carolina, merchant, and subsequently immigrated to America.[4]

Residence: St. John's, Berkeley County, South Carolina.[5]


John left a will dated 2 Jan 1718[6] We do not have a death or burial date and we do not know when the will was proved. The death date given above is an estimate, simply after the date when he left a will.


  1. Royal Ancestry, Douglas Richardson, Vol 5, p. 139, footnote #9.
  2. Royal Ancestry, Douglas Richardson, Vol 5, p. 139, footnote #9.
  3. Royal Ancestry, Douglas Richardson, Vol 5, p. 139, footnote #9.
  4. Royal Ancestry, Douglas Richardson, Vol 5, p. 139, footnote #9.
  5. Royal Ancestry, Douglas Richardson, Vol 5, p. 139, footnote #9.
  6. Royal Ancestry, Douglas Richardson, Vol 5, p. 139, footnote #9.
See also:
  • Richardson, Douglas; Everingham, Kimball G, Editor. Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, Vol. V, page 139, footnote #9. (c) 2013. Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • Cresswell Stemmata Alstoniana (1905): 19, 238, 400. (Not online, but available on CD-ROM)
  • South Carolina Mag. of Ancestral Research 34 (2006): 63-68
  • WikiTree Guest Comment: "Descendants are eligible to be members of many heritage societies such as: The National Society of Magna Charta Dames. (He was descendant of some more than 8 of the Surety Barons of the Magna Charta before King James of England. Daughter of the American Colonists - (Two chapters of the organization are named for him), Colonial Dames of the 17th Century, The Colonial Order of the Crown (in America), The Sovereign Colonial Society Americus of Royal Descent. Order of the Knights of the Garter, The Plantagenet Society and others." Rewritten from recently discovered genealogy papers. ~ The sender, Sue Watson (
  • Public Comment: Submitted by Sue Watson ( MESSAGE: John Alston by Dr. A. S. Salley, Jr. "p.114 of The Alstons and Allstons of North and South Carolina....John Alston, the founder of a family distinguished in the annals of SC, was the son of William Alston and came to SC in 1682 as an apprentice to James Jones, a merchant of Charles Town, of whom he was indentured, recorded on page 123 of a book of records of governor of SC covering the years 1672-1692.... This Indenture Witnesseth that John Alston the sonne of William Alston of Hamersmith in the county of Middleses gent doth put himselfe apprentice to James Jones of the County of Carolina merchant to learn and follow his Art with him after the manner of an apprentice and to serve him as his master the full end and terme of Seven years." gos on to say provisions provided and that if at anytime William calls for his son to come, James Jones would pay for passage. Witnessed by John Nicklis and Joseph Pope. John Alston signed his name. In Joseph Groves' history of Alstons, he speculated the Alstons came over with Gov Archdale. John Alston died in 1778-79 having issue, I John Alston, who married Deborah and upon her death Mrs. Sarah Belin. II. William Alston married Esther LaBruce III Elizabeth Alston married Joseph LaBruce IV. Mary Alston married Joseph Warnock V. Peter Alston married Sarah Torquet . VI. Thomasine Alston married Abraham Warnock."

Edited for January 2014 Style Standards. Gedcoms in Changes.

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On 20 Mar 2015 at 13:50 GMT PM Eyestone wrote:

Hello Lynden - I'm going to clean up this profile to get it connected to a trail. Just wanted to give you a heads up!


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