1723 - 1780
|1st Wife||Mary Dakin|
|2nd Wife||Elizabeth Skidmoor|
|Children||Mary, Hannah, Ann|
Francis was born in Abney in 1723 (1), the eldest child of George and Ann (an older brother having already died) (2). His sister Mary was born two years later (3), and then another sister Ann two years after that (4). Next came his brothers - George in 1730 (5), Joseph in 1733 (6) and John in 1738 (7).
He married Mary Dakin on 27th August 1747 in Peak Forest (8). Their eldest daughter Mary was born in 1749 (9), followed by Hannah in 1750 (10), then Ann in 1753 (11). Ann's birth was obviously problematic as his wife Mary died a few days afterwards (12), and then Ann died shortly after her mother (13).
The following year he remarried, to Elizabeth Skidmoor from Eyam (14). They didn't have any children.
In 1758 John Jowett his uncle (or possibly his cousin (2)), appears to have sold him the land that he had previously granted a lease of to Francis's father (15)(2)
He wrote his will at the end of 1779, in which he expressed a wish that his second wife Elizabeth should live with his recently widowed daughter Hannah for the remainder of her days (16). He died a couple of months later and was buried in Hope on 4th February 1780 (17).
Brief details of his children:
This Indenture made the Twenty Eighth Day of October in the thirty second year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second by the Grace of God of Great Britain France & Ireland King Defender of the Faith and so forth and in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and fifty eight Betwen John Jowett of Sheffield in the County of York Filesmith of the one part and Francis Eyre of Abney in the parish of Hope and county of Derby Miner of the other part Witnesseth that the said John Jowett for and in consideration of the sum of Fifty pounds of good and lawful money of Great Britain to him in hand well and truly paid by the said Francis Eyre at or immediately before the Sealing and Delivery of these presents the Receipt and payment whereof he the said Jon Jowett doth hereby acknowledge and thereof andof and from every part and parcel thereof doth acquit release execute and discharge the said Francis Eyre his heirs Executors and Administrators and every of them for ever by these presents Hath granted sold bargained aliened enfeoffed and confirmed and by these presents Doth grant bargain sell aliene enfeoffe and confirm unto the said Francis Eyre his heirs and Assigns for ever One Moiety or undivided half part the whole into two equal parts to be divided of in and to All that Messuage Tenement or Dwellinghouse Barn or Stable Bakehouse Garden and orchard thereunto belonging situate standing or being at Hathersage in the said County of Derby now in the possession of Joseph Eyre or his assigns also of in and to all those two closes pieces or parcels of inclosed Land Arable Meadow or pasture Ground lying and being at Hathersage aforesaid formerly one close and then called or known by the Name of the Nether Close but now divided into two closes and contain together in the whole four acres or thereabouts be the same more or less and now are also in the Tenure of possession of the said Joseph Eyre or his assigns together with all ways paths passages wells waters watercourses trees woods underwoods and the ground and soil thereof Mines Quarrys Profits Priviledges Exemptions Immunitys Advantages Emoluments Hereditaments Rights Members and Appurtenances whatsoever tothe said Moiety or half part of the said Messuage Tenement or Dwellinghouse Barn or Stable Bakehouse Garden and Orchard Closes Lands Tenements and Hereditaments or either of them or to any part thereof belonging or in any wise appertaining or incident appendant or appurtenant thereto or therewith commonly used let sett occupied or enjoyed or accepted reputed deemed taken or known as part parcel or member thereof or of any part of parcel thereof or as belonging thereto and the Reversion and Reversions Remainder and Remainders Rents Issues and profits thereof and all the Estate Right Title Interest Use Trust Possession Benefit of Equity in Redemption Property Claim and Demand whatsoever of him the said John Jowett his heirs or Assigns of in or to the same aforesaid premises or any part or parcel thereof together with all Deeds Writings and Evidences Fines Chirographs of Fines and the Exemplification thereof and of common Recoverys and of other Records Escripts and Muniments whatsoever touching or in any wise concerning the same aforesaid premises hereby granted bargained and sold or meant mentioned or intended so to be or any part or parcel thereof or the Title thereof or of any part thereof solely (if any such there be) in the custody or power of the said John Jowett or in the custody power or keeping of any person or persons in trust for him and which he can come by without suit in Law or Equity and true copies of all such other Deeds Writings and Evidences in the custody or power of the same John Jowett or in the custody power or keeping of any person or persons in trust for him and which he can come by without suit as aforesaid as do touch or contein the said premises or the Title thereof or any part thereof jointly with any other Messuages Lands Tenements and Hereditamnets the said copys to be made out and transcribed at the request proper costs and charges of the said Francis Eyre his heirs or assigns To have and to hold the said Moiety or undivided half part the whole into two equal parts to be divided of in and to the said Messuage Tenement or Dwellinghouse Closes Lands Tenements Hereditaments and all and singular other the premises hereinbefore granted bargained and sold or meant mentioned or intended so to be and every part and parcel thereof with their and every of their appurtenances unto the said Francis Eyre his heirs and Assigns to and for the sole and only proper use and Behoofe of the said Francis Eyre his heirs and assigns for ever and to and for no other use Intent end or purpose whatsoever And the said John Jowett for himself his heirs Executors and Administrators doth covenant promise grant and agree to and with the said Francis Eyre his heirs and assigns by these presents in manner and form following that is to say that he the said John Jowett for and notwithstanding any Act Matter or Thing whatsoever by him the said John Jowett or any of his ancestors had made done committed or wittingly or willingly suffered to the contrary he the said John Jowett now at the time of the Execution hereof is lawfully and absolutely seized in his Demesne as of the Fee of and in the said Moiety or half part of the said Messuage Closes Lands Tenements Hereditaments and premises with the Appurtenances herein before granted bargained and sold or meant mentioned or intended so to be of a good aure perfect lawful absolute and idefea[z]ible Estate of Inheritance in Fee Simple to him his heirs and assigns without any Reversion Remainder Trust Limitation Power of Revocation Use or Uses or any other matter Restraint or Thing whatsoever to alter change charge clogg revoke make void lessen incumber or determine the same And also that he the said John Jowett for and notwithstanding any such Act Matter or Thing as aforesaid now at the Time of the ensealing and Delivery of these presents hath in himself good Right full power and lawful and absolute authority to grant and convey the same aforesaid Moiety of the saidf Messuage Closes Lands Tenements Hereditaments and premises with the appurtenances unto and to the use of the said Francis Eyre his heirs and Assigns in manner aforesaid and according to the purport true Intent and meaning of these presents and of the partys to the same And further that it shall and may be lawful to and for the said Francis Eyre his heirs and assigns from Time to Time and at all Times hereafter peacably and quietly to enter into have hold occupy possess and enjoy the said Moiety of the said Messuage closes Lands Tenements Hereditaments and premises hereinbefore granted bargained and sold or meant mentioned or intended so to be with their Appurtenances and to receive and take the Rents Issues and profits thereof and of every part thereof to and for his and their own Use and Benefit without the lawful or equitable Let Suit Trouble Denial Eviction or Interruption whatsoever of or by him the said John Jowett his heirs or of or by any other person or persons lawfully or equitably claiming or to claim any Estate Right Title Trust or Interest either in Law or Equity of in to or out of the same Moiety of the same Messuage Closes Lands Tenements Hereditaments and premises or any or wither of them or any part or parcel thereof by from or under or in trust for him them or any of them And that free and clear or freely and clearly acquitted exonerated and discharged or otherwise by the said John Jowett his heirs Executors or Administrators well and sufficiently saved and defended and kept harmless and indemnified of from and against all and all manner of former and other Gifts Grants Bargains Sales Leases Mortgages Jointures Dowers Thirds Trusts Wills Intails Statues Recongizances Judgments Extents Executions Annuitys Rents arrears of Rent Forfeitures Rentrys Cause and Causes of Forfeiture and Reentry and of from and against all and singular other Estates Titels Troubles Charges and Incumberances whatsoever the accustomed Rents and Services due to the Lord or Lords of the Fee or Fees of whom the said premises are holden (if any such therebe) only always excepted And lastly that he the said John Jowett and all and every other person or persons haveing or lawfully claiming or who shall or may have or lawfully claim any Estate Right Title trust or Interest at Law or in Equity of in to or out of the said Moiety of the said Messuage Closes Lands Tenements Hereditaments and premises hereinbefore granted or meant mentioned or intended so to be or any part or parcel thereofby from or under him them or any of them or by from or under any of the Ancestors of the said John Jowett shall and will from Time to Time and at all Times hereafter upon every reasonable Request and at the proper Costs and Charges in the Law of the said Francis Eyre his heirs or assigns make do acknowldege levy suffer and execute all and every such further and other lawful and reasonable Act and Acts Thing and Things Deeds Devices Conveyances and Assurances in the Law whatsoever for the further better more perfect and absolute granting conveying and assureing the said Moiety of the said Messuage Coses Lands Hereditaments and premises with their Appurtenances unto and to the use of the said Francis Eyre his heirs and Assigns Be the same by Fine Feofment Common Recovery or otherwise however as by the said Francis Eyre his heirs or Assigns or his or their Council learned in the Law shall be reasonably advised or devised and required So as such further assurances contain in them no further or other Warranty or Covenants than against the person or persons his her or their heirs who shall make the same and so as the party or partys makeing such further assurances be not compelled or compellable for the makeing doing or executing the same to go or travel from his her or their respective Dwellings or places of abode Which Fine Feofment Recovery or other Acts Deeds Conveyances and Assurances whatsoever shall be and enure and shall be construed adjudged deemed and taken to be and enure to and for the sole and only proper use and Behoofe of the said Francis Eyre his heirs and Assigns for ever and to and for no other Use Intent End or purpose whatsoever In witness whereof the said partys to these presents have hereunto interchangeably putt their hands and seals the Day and year first above Written.
Confirm transcript entries in original parish register.