|Admin History||The documents in this collection fall into two groups. One concerns estates in Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire inherited by the Eyre family from the families of Wasteney and Johnson, and one concerns Eyre family estates in Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire.|
Thomas Johnson of Bilsby (d 1699) held lands in Lincolnshire and Nottingham. On his death his lands passed to his stepson William Duncombe, who died soon afterwards in 1703. Johnson's niece Judith, daughter of his brother Richard Johnson, and wife of Sir Hardolph Wasteney of Headon, inherited at this time. The lands then passed to Sir Hardolph's great niece, Judith Laetitia Bury, who married Anthony Eyre of Adwick le Street, Yorkshire in 1755.
The Eyre family had estates in Adwick le Street and Laughton in Yorkshire, which they sold in the 1760s. They also held lands in Rampton and Treswell in Nottinghamshire, as well as the Manor of Grove which was purchased by Anthony Eyre in 1762. Along with Grove, the Eyre family also acquired lands in Little Gringley and Ordsall, Nottinghamshire. Anthony Hardolph Eyre of Grove died in 1836, leaving two surviving daughters. The manors of Grove and Headon passed to Granville Harcourt Vernon (1792-1879), the husband of Anthony Hardolph Eyre's younger daughter Frances Julia. Grove continued to be held by the Vernon and Harcourt-Vernon families until it was sold in 1946.
|Custodial History||The collection was acquired by the University in 1946.|
|FindingAids||Copyright in all Finding Aids belongs to the University of Nottingham.
In the Reading Room, King's Meadow Campus: Typescript catalogue, 38 pp
At the National Register of Archives, The National Archives, Kew: Old version of typescript catalogue, 15 pp
Online: Catalogue accessible from the website of Manuscripts and Special Collections, Manuscripts Online Catalogue.
Access to the old typescript catalogue was also made available online during the national Access to Archives (A2A) project in 2000-2004. This catalogue is now available through Discovery, hosted by The National Archives (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk). The version on our own Manuscripts Online Catalogue has since been enhanced, and is fuller than the version on Discovery.
Family and Estate Resource relating to the Eyre family and their records, published on the Manuscripts and Special Collections website: http://tinyurl.com/hj2tz88|