Biography of William Paston 1st Baronet 1610-1663

Paternal Family Tree: Paston

Maternal Family Tree: Anne Reade 1510-1585

On 28 Apr 1603 [his father] Edmund Paston (age 18) and [his mother] Katherine Knyvet (age 24) were married.

In 1610 William Paston 1st Baronet was born to Edmund Paston (age 25) and Katherine Knyvet (age 31).

On 10 Mar 1629 [his mother] Katherine Knyvet (age 50) died. Monument in St Margaret's Church, Paston [Map] sculpted by Nicholas Stone (age 42). His diary ... made a tomb for my lady Paston ... veryy extraordinary entertained, and pay'd for it £340. The inscription is by John Donne (age 57): To the Reviving Memory of the virtuous and right worth Lady, Dame Katherine Paston, daughter unto the Right Worp'll Sir Thomas Knevitt, Knt., and wife to Sir Edmund Paston, Knight with whom she lived in wedlock 26 years and issue two sonnes yet surviving, vizt. William and Thomas, She departed this life the 10th day of March, 1628, and lyeth here intombed expecting a Joyful Resurrection.

On the pedestal ...

Can a man be silent and not Praise find.

For her that lived the praise of womankind.

Whose outward frame was sent this world to gess.

What shapes our soules shall weare in happiness.

Whose verture did all ill so overswaye.

That her whole life was a communion daye.

On another panel ...

Not that she needeth monument of stone.

For her wel-gotten fame to rest upon.

But this was reared to testifie.

Katherine Knyvet: On or before 22 Jun 1578 she was born to Thomas Knyvet 4th Baron Berners and Muriel Parry. On 22 Jun 1578 she was baptised at Ashwellthorpe, Norfolk. On 28 Apr 1603 Edmund Paston and she were married. In 1611 Edmund Paston and Katherine Knyvet moved into Paston Hall on the death of his grandfather Christopher Paston.

In 1631 William Paston 1st Baronet (age 21) and Lady Katherine Bertie were married. She the daughter of Robert Bertie 1st Earl Lindsey (age 48) and Elizabeth Montagu Countess Lindsey.

On 29 May 1631 [his son] Robert Paston 1st Earl of Yarmouth was born to William Paston 1st Baronet (age 21) and [his wife] Lady Katherine Bertie.

In 1632 [his father] Edmund Paston (age 47) died. Monument in St Margaret's Church, Paston [Map].

Edmund Paston: In 1585 he was born to Christopher Paston.

In 1636 [his wife] Lady Katherine Bertie died in childbirth. Memorial in the Church of St Michael, Oxnead [Map]. Bust carved by Nicholas Stone (age 49). Paston Arms and Bertie Arms.

Lady Katherine Bertie: she was born to Robert Bertie 1st Earl Lindsey and Elizabeth Montagu Countess Lindsey. In 1631 William Paston 1st Baronet and she were married. She the daughter of Robert Bertie 1st Earl Lindsey and Elizabeth Montagu Countess Lindsey.

In 1641 [his former brother-in-law] Francis Bertie was killed at Ireland.

In 1642 William Paston 1st Baronet (age 32) was created 1st Baronet Paston of Paston and Oxnead.

First Battle of Newbury

On 20 Sep 1643 the First Battle of Newbury was fought at Newbury, Berkshire [Map] with King Charles I of England, Scotland and Ireland (age 42) commanding the Royalist army and Robert Devereux 3rd Earl Essex (age 52) commanding the victorious Parliamentary army. For King Charles I of England, Scotland and Ireland (age 42) John Byron 1st Baron Byron (age 44) fought with distinction.

[his former brother-in-law] Henry Bertie was killed.

Robert Dormer 1st Earl Carnarvon (age 33) was killed. His son Charles Dormer 2nd Earl Carnarvon (age 10) succeeded 2nd Earl Carnarvon, 3rd Baron Dormer of Wyng in Buckinghamshire, 3rd Baronet Dormer of Wyng in Buckinghamshire.

William Villiers 2nd Viscount Grandison (age 29) was killed. His brother John Villiers 3rd Viscount Grandison succeeded 3rd Viscount Grandison.

Edward Villiers (age 23) fought.

Lucius Carey 2nd Viscount Falkland (age 33) was killed. His son Lucius Carey 3rd Viscount Falkland (age 11) succeeded 3rd Viscount Falkland.

Richard Neville (age 28) served under the Earl Carnarvon (age 33). Carnarvon was killed and Neville took up the command as a Colonel of Horse.

Major General Charles Fleetwood (age 25) was wounded.

On 15 Jun 1650 [his son] Robert Paston 1st Earl of Yarmouth (age 19) and [his daughter-in-law] Rebecca Clayton Countess Yarmouth (age 15) were married.

On 15 Oct 1654 [his former brother-in-law] Roger Bertie died.

Evelyn's Diary. 22 Apr 1656. Came to see Mr. Henshaw (age 38) and Sir William Paston's (age 46) [his son] son (age 24), since Earl of Yarmouth. Afterward, I went to see his Majesty's (age 25) house at Eltham [Map], both palace and chapel in miserable ruins, the noble woods and park destroyed by Rich (age 68), the rebel.

Evelyn's Diary. 30 Dec 1656. Dined with me Sir William Paston's (age 46) [his son] son (age 25), Mr. Henshaw (age 38), and Mr. Clayton.

In 1661 Miles Stapleton 1st Baronet (age 34) and [his former sister-in-law] Elizabeth Bertie Lady Stapleton were married. She the daughter of Robert Bertie 1st Earl Lindsey and Elizabeth Montagu Countess Lindsey.

In 1663 William Paston 1st Baronet (age 53) died. His son [his son] Robert Paston 1st Earl of Yarmouth (age 31) succeeded 2nd Baronet Paston of Paston and Oxnead.

Robert Bertie and Elizabeth Bennett were married. He the son of Robert Bertie 1st Earl Lindsey and Elizabeth Montagu Countess Lindsey.

Robert Bertie and Alice Barnard were married. He the son of Robert Bertie 1st Earl Lindsey and Elizabeth Montagu Countess Lindsey.

Robert Bertie and Mary Halsey were married. He the son of Robert Bertie 1st Earl Lindsey and Elizabeth Montagu Countess Lindsey.

Royal Ancestors of William Paston 1st Baronet 1610-1663

Kings Wessex: Great x 17 Grand Son of King Edmund "Ironside" I of England

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 14 Grand Son of Owain "Great" King Gwynedd

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 20 Grand Son of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg King Deheubarth

Kings Powys: Great x 15 Grand Son of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys

Kings England: Great x 8 Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Kings Scotland: Great x 13 Grand Son of William "Lion" I King Scotland

Kings Franks: Great x 14 Grand Son of Louis VII King Franks

Kings France: Great x 10 Grand Son of Philip "The Fair" IV King France

Ancestors of William Paston 1st Baronet 1610-1663

Great x 4 Grandfather: John Paston

Great x 3 Grandfather: William Paston

Great x 4 Grandmother: Margery Brewes

Great x 2 Grandfather: Erasmus Paston

Great x 4 Grandfather: Henry Heydon

Great x 3 Grandmother: Bridget Heydon

Great x 4 Grandmother: Anne Boleyn

Great x 1 Grandfather: William Paston 8 x Great Grand Son of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: John Wyndham

Great x 3 Grandfather: Vice-Admiral Thomas Wyndham 6 x Great Grand Son of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Margaret Howard 5 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 2 Grandmother: Mary Wyndham of Felbrigg 7 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Richard Scrope 6 x Great Grand Son of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Eleanor Scrope 7 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Eleanor Washbourne

GrandFather: Christopher Paston 9 x Great Grand Son of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Father: Edmund Paston 10 x Great Grand Son of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

William Paston 1st Baronet 8 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: William Knyvet

Great x 3 Grandfather: Edmund Knyvet 8 x Great Grand Son of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Alice Grey 7 x Great Grand Daughter of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 2 Grandfather: Edmund Knyvet Baron Berners 9 x Great Grand Son of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: William Tyrrell

Great x 3 Grandmother: Eleanor Tyrrell

Great x 4 Grandmother: Margaret Darcy

Great x 1 Grandfather: John Knyvet 5 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Humphrey Bourchier 2 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: John Bourchier 2nd Baron Berners 3 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Elizabeth Tilney Countess of Surrey 8 x Great Grand Daughter of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 2 Grandmother: Joan Bourchier 3rd Baroness Berners 4 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: John Howard 1st Duke of Norfolk 4 x Great Grand Son of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Katherine Howard Baroness Berners 5 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Margaret Chedworth Duchess Norfolk

GrandFather: Thomas Knyvet 4th Baron Berners 6 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Mother: Katherine Knyvet 7 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Thomas Vaughan

Great x 2 Grandfather: Henry Vaughan of Tretower Court

Great x 1 Grandfather: Thomas Parry

GrandMother: Muriel Parry

Great x 2 Grandfather: William Reade

Great x 1 Grandmother: Anne Reade