2021-05-27 21:39:35 UTC
"William Alston, Gent., of Middlesex, son of John Alston, Esq., and Dorothy Temple above, was baptized at Odell, Bedfordshire 13 Aug. 1637. He was admitted a student at St. John's College, Cambridge in 1654. He married Thomasine Brooks, daughter of ____ Brooks, Esq., by whom he had two sons recorded at Pavenham, Bedfordshire: Wiliam, baptized 1666, and John, baptized 25 Feb. 1668/9. The younger, John Alston, baptized in 1668/9, was apprenticed in 1682 to James Jones, of Charleston, South Carolina, merchant, and subsequently immigrated to America. ...
I've noticed a detailed blog entry on the Alston family that gives many more details of William Alston the father, including further on his profession, and his date of death:
"(2) twin, William Alston (1637-1708), baptised 13 August 1637; educated at St John's College, Cambridge (admitted 1654) and Inner Temple (admitted 1654; called to bar, 1662); barrister-at-law; married 1st, 16 October 1664, Thomasine Brooke (1643-69) and had issue two sons and one daughter, and 2nd, Sarah Lancaster (d. 1714); died 14 and was buried 16 November 1708 at Pavenham;"
Possibly a will around 1708 or 1709 should be sought.