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Francis Eyre

1723 - 1780

Father George Eyre
Mother Ann Stainrod
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:



Sources:

  1. Parish Register of St Michael & All Angels, Hathersage includes the baptism entry:
    [1722/23] January 24o Francis son of George Eyre of Abney
  2. See his father's page.
  3. Parish Register of St Peter's, Hope, includes the entry:
    [Baptisms]
    [Mense Octobris 1725]
    Mary fil: Geo: & Ann Eyre de Abney   17
  4. Parish Register of St Peter's, Hope (transcript by Val Neal), includes the baptism entry:
    Ann daughter of George Eyre of Abney 10/12/1727
    This entry cannot be read on microfilm, so will need to be confirmed in the original register.
  5. Parish Register of St Peter's, Hope, includes the entry:
    [Baptisms]
    [Mense may 1730]
    George fil George et Ann Eyre de Abney   9
  6. Parish Register of St Peter's, Hope, includes the entry:
    [Baptisms]
    [Sept 1733]
    Joseph fil: George & Ann Eyre de Abney   20
  7. Parish Register of St Peter's, Hope, includes the entry:
    [Christenings]
    [September 1738]
    John son Geo: & Ann Eyre Abney   17
  8. "The Marriage Registers of Peak Forest Chapel", Marshall (1901) includes the entry (from the "foreign" marriages) :
    1747
    Francis Eyre & Mary Dakin, Hope. August the 27th
  9. Parish Register of St Peter's, Hope, includes the baptism entry:
    [March 1749]
    Mary Dau: Fran: & Mary Eyre Abney   25
  10. Parish Register of St Peter's, Hope, includes the baptism entry:
    [November 1750]
    Hannah Dau: Fran: & Mary Eyre Abney   18
  11. Parish Register of St Peter's, Hope, includes the baptism entry:
    [April 1753]
    Ann Dau: Franc: & Mary Eyre Abney   28
  12. Parish Register of St Peter's, Hope, includes the entry:
    Burials May 1753
    Mary Wife Francis Eyre Abney   3
  13. Parish Register of St Peter's, Hope (transcript by Val Neal), includes the burial of Ann Eyre, daughter of Francis & Mary, on 17/5/1753
  14. Parish Register of St Peter's, Hope, includes the entry:
    [Marriages]
    October 1754
    ThomasFrancis Eyre & Elizabeth Skiidmoor both this parish 14
  15. Derbyshire Record Office, Ref D6123/24/26 is a deed of feoffment which reads::
    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.
    
  16. Will (page 1, page 2) of Francis Eyre (ref: B/C/11/Francis Eyre, Abney, 1780 @ LRO) reads:
    In the name of God Amen
    I Francis Eyre of Abney in the Parish of Hope and County of
    Derby Farmer, being but weak of Body, but of sound and perfect
    mind and memory (praised be God for the same) do make and publish
    this my last Will and Testament, in manner and Form following (that
    is to say) First I commend my Soul into the Hands of Almighty God
    my maker, hoping by the Merits of Jesus Christ my Redeemer to
    receive full and free pardon of all my Sins, And my Body I commit to the
    Earth, to be decently buried, at the discretion of my Executrix hereafter
    herein mentioned. And as to such worldly Estate as it hath pleased God
    to bestow upon me, I give and bequeath thereof as followeth.
    I hereby Will that all my just debts and Funeral Expenses be paid
    and discharged, And it is my Will that my dearly beloved Wife Elizabeth
    Eyre have a place of abode and residence with my daughter Hannah
    Redfearn and a sufficiency of Meat, Drink, Clothing and so forth, during
    her natural life in the house where I do now inhabit and dwell, or so
    long a time as she and my said Daughter Hannah can agree and live
    amicably and lovingly together, but if she chooseth to leave and go to
    some other place of residence it is my Will that she shall have the Sum
    of five pounds paid to her by my Daughter Hannah ^ her heirs or executors in lieu of the
    third of my personal ^ [...] due to her by our Marriage and also the Sum of
    One Pound eleven Shillings and ^ six pence half yearly as it shall after my decease
    become due ^ during her natural life out of my Estate at Hathersage but if she marry again, then the said Sum of one Pound eleven
    Shillings and six pence to cease and be no more paid.
    Item I give and bequeath to my dearly beloved Daughter Mary Hadfield
    the sum of One pound eleven Shillings and six pence out of my said Estate
    at Hathersage also half yearly as it shall become due during her natural life
    after my decease, and if she have hereafter a Child or Children that liveth and
    hath issue it is my Will that shuch Children have one half or moiety of my said
    Estate at Hathersage
    All the rest residue and Remainder of my Goods Cattle and Chattels, Household
    Stuff and Furniture and all Debts and Money due to me Whatsoever and
    wheresoever and of what nature soever, together with my Estate at Hathersage
    aforesaid I give and bequeath to my my beloved Daughter Hannah Redfearn
    and to her Heirs and Assigns she paying the aforesaid Annuities and Legacies
    And I nominate Constitute and appoint my said Daughter Hannah Redfearn
    Sole Executrix of this my Last Will and Testament hereby revoking all of the
    Will or Wills by me heretofore made. In Witness whereof I have hereunto
    set my Hand and Seal this seventh Day of December one thousand
    seven hundred and seventy nine.

    Signed sealed published and declared by the
    said francis Eyre as and for his last Will                                     Francis Eyre
    and Testament in the presence of us who
    at the request of the said Testator, and in his
    presence have subscribed our Names as Witness thereto
                Anthony Frith
                John Middleton
                Francis Townsend

    At Bakewell 8th June 1780
    Let a probat of this be granted to Hannah
    Redfearn widow the Sole Executrix
    Having been duly Sworn before me
    Matthew Barber Surrogate
    Under 20
  17. Parish Register of St Peter's, Hope, includes the entry:
    [Burials February 1780]
    Francis Eyre of Abney   4



Notes:

Confirm transcript entries in original parish register.


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