2017-05-19 06:04:57 UTC
I have just read the 2006 postings on Sir John Hawkwood which are interesting to me because they mention castle Hedingham and the De Veres, I trace my name back to the marriage of John Alliston and Rachel Fyrmyn in Sudbury 1606 and I think John was the son of John Alliston And Mary Payne from Castle Hedingham who married in Castle Hedingham 1577 ( the 1578 births page in ST Nicholas church have been destroyed so I cannot confirm ). When I did a DNA match both the De Vere and Liston names came up which following on from the earlier post does suggest that they Hawkwood, De Vere , Liston and now Alliston all had family connections. My Liston match had a time to common ancestor of between 600 and 900 years and he was from Edinburgh Scotland. The family is mentioned in the book https://archive.org/details/memoirsofmyances00mcca which says they came up down from Essex at the time of William I. Liston is a village near Sudbury and the Liston family held the manor there until the mid 1300's, They held it from De Vere.