|Erasmus Paston, based on his|
Edward I had a dau
A1) Princess Joan 'of Acre' (1272-1307) m. twice and had a dau A2 and a son B2 (see below)
A2) Lady Eleanor de Clare, by 1st husband (1292-1337) m. 1) Hugh, 2nd Lord Despenser (c.1289-1326), and had
A3) Sir Edward Despenser of Essendine (c.1311-1342) m. Anne Ferrers (c.1315-1367), and had
A4) Edward, 4th Lord Despenser (1336-1375) m. Elizabeth Burghersh (1342-1409), and had
A5) Anne Despenser (c.1363-1426) m. 1) Sir Hugh Hastings of Elsing (by 1355-1386), and had
A6) Sir Edward Hastings of Elsing (1382-1438) m. 1) Muriel Dinham (see B5 below), and had
A7) MARGARET HASTINGS, b. by 1414 (assuming she was no younger than age 18 at her marriage), d. unknown; m. (settlement 1 June) 1432, GILBERT DEBENHAM of Little Wenham Hall, Suffolk, b. c.1405; d. 10 May 1481, M.P. Suffolk 1427, 1432, 1437, 1442, 1449, 1453-4, son and heir of Gilbert Debenham of Little Wenham Hall (d. 1449?) and Elizabeth Holbrook [*1], and had
|4th Lord Despenser -|
see Generation A4
A9) MARGERY BREWSE, b. c.1457 (assuming she was about age 20 at her marriage), d. 1495, bur. Carmelite (White) Friars Priory, Norwich, Norfolk; m. July 1477, as his 1st wife, Sir JOHN PASTON of Paston Hall, Norfolk, b. 1444, d. 28 August 1504, bur. Carmelite Friary, Norwich, M.P. Norwich 1485-86, son and heir of John Paston of Paston Hall (1421-1466) and Margaret Mautby (c.1420-1484) [*3], and had
A10) Sir WILLIAM PASTON of Paston Hall, b. c.1479, d. 20 September 1554 Paston Hall, bur. 26 September 1554 St Margaret Church, Paston; m. 1489 BRIDGET HEYDON, b. c.1480, bur. 17 January 1554 St Margaret Church, Paston, dau of Sir Henry Heydon of Baconsthorpe Castle (d. 1504) and Anne Boleyn (d. 1510) [*4], and had
A11) ERASMUS PASTON, Heir of Paston Hall, b. by 1508, bur. 6 November 1540 St Margaret Church, Paston.
|Debenham Coat of Arms|
|Little Wenham Hall, Suffolk|
|Paston impaling Brewse,|
from the 1573 Paston pedigree
[*3] By Sir John Paston, Margery Brewse had three sons: 1) Christopher Paston, b. August 1478, d. young before 1482; 2) Sir William Paston of Paston Hall (see above); 3) Philip Paston of Runham, d.s.p. before 1519 (when his wife was re-married to Sir Thomas Clere of Stokesby); m. (settlement 29 November 1516), Anne Giggs (bur. 4 November 1570 St Andrew Church, Stokesby, Norfolk), dau of Robert Giggs of Sparham (d. 1534) and Alice Topps (d. 1535), and widow of John Blakeney; and three daughters: 1) Elizabeth Paston, d. 1539; m. 1st William Clere (d.s.p. 17 March 1501), eldest son and heir of Sir Robert Clere of Ormesby House (c.1445-1529) and his 1st wife Anne Hopton; m. 2nd, as his 2nd wife, Sir John Fyneux of Herne, Kent (c.1441-1525), Chief Justice of the King's Bench 1495-1525, son of William Fyneux of Swingfield and Alice Monyns, and had issue by her 2nd husband (they are ancestors of the Viscounts Strangford, Katherine Neville, wife of Sir Thomas Lunsford of Lancaster County, Virginia, and Diana, Princess of Wales, among countless others); 2) Philippa Paston, m. Andrew Ogard of Emneth (c.1487-1526), son and heir of Sir Henry Ogard of Emneth (1451-1511), and d.s.p.; 3) Dorothy Paston, d.s.p. 6 September 1533, bur. St Peter & St Paul Church, Upper Hardres, Kent, m., as his 1st wife, Thomas Hardres of Hardres Court (d. 1556), son and heir of James Hardres of Hardres Court and Alice Hill.
[*4] "His [Sir John Paston's] financial embarrassment was doubtless eased by the marriage of his son and heir, William, to Sir Henry Heydon’s daughter Bridget, whose marriage portion was probably 500 marks. The wedding was already in sight when Sir Henry informed John Paston of the conclusion of the dispute with William Paston: ‘How yee and myn ladie, and in what sylk or clooth yee will have these tweyn yong innocentes maried jnne, iff it shuld be purveyed at London to send me word, or ellys at Norwich, as it shall please you and myn ladie ther-affter I shall applie me; for it must bee ordyrd be you in the yong husbondes name.’ 1489 seems the year in which to place the end of the controversy and the marriage, as on 10 February 1489 Margery, in writing to John, refers to ‘my brodyre Heydon’” [Colin Richmond, The Paston Family in the Fifteenth Century: The First Phase (1990)]. By Bridget Heydon, Sir William Paston had five sons and six daughters, and of these, eight had issue.
B2) Thomas, 2nd Lord Monthermer, by 2nd husband (1301-1340) m. Margaret de Braose (c.1303-1349), and had
B3) Margaret, 3rd Lady Monthermer (1329-1395) m. John, 1st Lord Montagu (c.1329-1390), and had
|5th Lord Dinham -|
see Generation B4
B5) MURIEL DINHAM, b. c.1385 (assuming she was about age 20 at her marriage), d. by 1420 ("Hastings was twice married, first to Muriel (who died before 1420), daughter of Sir John Dinham" [Maurice H. Keen, ODNB bio of Sir Edward Hastings]); m. (settlement 20 February 1406) Sir EDWARD HASTINGS of Elsing (see A6 above) [*6]
[*5] The evidence that Muriel Dinham, first wife of Sir Edward Hastings, was not the daughter of the 4th Lord Dinham and Muriel Courtenay, as had previously been thought, but was instead the daughter of the 5th Lord Dinham and his first wife Eleanor, was presented by John P. Ravilious in a SocGenMed post made in June 2001. The evidence that the first wife of the 5th Lord Dinham was Eleanor, daughter of John, 1st Lord Montagu and Margaret Monthermer, was presented by John P. Ravilious in a SocGenMed post made in February 2004.
[*6] "Pre-nuptial settlement dated 7 Hen IV [20 Feb 1405/06] at 'Notewill', Devon, between Edward Lord of Hastyngges (1) and John de Dynham, knight (2): Agreement between (1) and (2), that (1) shall marry Muriel (2)'s daughter, and shall enfeoff certain persons at their choice (a lour adieux ellection) with certain lands and tenements, to the value of 100 marks yearly, in 'which Muriel shall be jointured (iungne) during her life, and that she shall be dowered in lands and tenements to the yearly value of 300 marks along with that jointure. For the marriage and jointure, (2) shall pay to (1) 400 marks (100 marks on the day of the marriage, 100 marks the following Michaelmas, and 100 marks yearly at Michaelmas until fully paid), provided that she is so jointured; if not, the payments shall not be made. - A2A, Cornwall Record Office: Arundell of Lanherne and Trerice, AR/37/24" John P. Ravilious in a December 2005 post to SocGenMed.
Since Erasmus Paston is an ancestor to many, including Charles, Prince of Wales, it's good to have his two lines of descent from Edward I sorted out.