It appears the Allistons moved
to Bures in early 1700s, although there is a Will of a Jane
Smith that records a John Alliston of Bures in the early 1600s.
Publshed in the Bury and Suffolk
Herald newspaper archive, we have two references to the Alliston
family to confirm dates:-
August 2nd 1826
At Bury Sessions, John Allistone, for assaulting John Garrod,
the constable at Bures, 3 months hard labour.
January 16th 1833
Henry Alliston aged 20 and Alfred Crossman aged 19 to be privately
whipped and imprisoned for one week for stealing two tame rabbits
the property of John Crossman of Bures.
Possibly William Alliston
We can also find three members
of the Alliston family in the
Bures Workhouse circa 1840
Namely Henry (Agr Labourer), Susan and William.
He is most probably this Henry:-
Henry Allaston and Susan Mingay had a Son William living with
them, Henry died in the 1850s and Susan went on to remarry
and became Susan Outing.
Henry also had other sons, Henry
(1842), George (1843) and Charles (1845). He also seems to have
had the daughters ; Annie (1853), Ames (1853) , Emma Lousia (1856).
Susan went on to have children
by Samual Outing ; Lewis (1857), Louis (1858) , Martha (1859).
Susan and Samuel with their children
moved to Middlesex leaving William Alliston at Little Cornard.
William ( image above) the eldest
went to live near his mothers family ( Mingay ) at Little Cornard
he married Emma Collins from Sudbury who was born in 1841. Typical
of many Victorian families they had a lot of children, they were
Ellen Elliston b. 1862, Emma Elliston b. 1864, our Charles Alliston
( my Great Grandfather ) b. 1868, Henry Alliston b. 1869, Harry
Elliston b. 1870 ( probably the Publican at the Horse and Groom
in 1911 ), James Elliston b. 1872, Frederick Alliston b. 1876,
Elizabeth 1877 and John .
Taken from various census records. In the 1861 census William
was listed as a Pot Maker at Mill Hill in Sudbury and in 1871
Williams father Henry died about 1850 when he was 10 as Susan
his mother is listed as head of household in the 1851 census.
The "Will" of Jane Smith
( early 1600`s and the daughter of an Alliston ) establishes that
the early Allistons in Bures, were related to the ones who worked
for the Estates of the Earl of Oxford at Castle Hedingham and
From this "Will", we see that the father of those baptised
in Bures between 1628 and 1640 is John Alliston, a cousin of Jane.
He is believed to be the son of Hugh or Cyan Alliston sergeant
of Sudbury and his father was born in Castle Hedingham.
Allestons in Chapel Lane, Lt Cornard
One of the previous owners, said it was because he remembered
Mr Alliston ( Charles ) standing outside the door of his cottage
when he was younger.
There was possibly another property
behind this bunglow at some time in the past.
( to be researched locally further)
Link to Bures Parish records for
the late 1500s and 1600s
ALISTONE John M John 20 Feb 1627/28
ALLESTON Thomas M John Thomasin 31 May 1635
ALLISTON John M John 08 Jul 1629
ALLISTON Mary F John 08 Apr 1632
See also this entry on the Message
" I am a descendent of Elizabeth
Allaston, born 7 June 1777 at Mt. Bures"
All of this material kindly donated
for publication by Mark Alliston
Marks Grandfather was born in Little Cornard and his Grandfather
His sister lived in
Bures about 15 years ago for a while, with cousins still in Sudbury
if you can supply any additional information on the family locally
to Bures, then contact us here