Sir William Paston, 1st Baronet

Sir William Paston, 1st Baronet, (1610–1663) was an antiquarian and arts collector and the father of Robert Paston, 1st Earl of Yarmouth.[1]

Paston was the eldest son of Sir Edmund Paston of Paston Hall (d.1632) and Katherine Knyvett of Ashwellthorpe (d.1629).

He was Sheriff of Norfolk in 1636 and created 1st baronet of Oxnead, Norfolk in the brink of the Civil War on June 8, 1642.

Paston lived at Oxnead Hall his family residence, rebuilt during the Tudor times by Clement Paston.

Sir William Paston died on February 22, 1663, and was buried at Paston, Norfolk.

Baronetage of England
Preceded by Baronet
(of Paston and Oxnead, Norfolk)
Succeeded by

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