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as a baron, by the name of Johannes de and Margaret the younger daughter of Sir
Ripariis, on the 8th March, 1299, 6th Richard de Ryvers (or De la Ryvere) and
March, 1300, 20th January, 1301, and, on
the 12th February following, joined the ba- right heirs of Sir John de Heriz, who d.
rons in an address to the Pope, which he seised of these manors, 3 EDWARD III.
signed by the style and title of Johannes Sir John de Heriz was the son and heir
de Ripariis, Dn's de Angre;" his lordship of John, brother and heir of Henry, grand-
was also summoned to, and sat in Par son and heir of Robert, brother and heir of
liament as a baron, on the 1st July and William de Heriz, of Wyverton, in Notting-
29th September, 1302, 16th February, 1305, hamshire, a branch by a younger son of the
20th January, and 13th October, 1307; House of Vendôme, and who is mentioned
Lord de Ryvers was summoned amongst under the scutage of the barons, 18 HEN-
the barons to the coronation of King ED-
WARD the Second, on the 18th February, The issue of Sir Richard de Ryvers and
1308 ; he d. 5 EDWARD II. seised of “ Aun- Matilda de Heriz his second wife were
gre Hundr,” leaving two sons; 1, John; three daughters; Margaret the elder, and
and 2, Sir RICHARD, of Ryvers Hall, of Margaret the younger, of whom presently;
whom presently; he was succeeded in his and Sarah, who m. John Garlek, who had
title and estates by his eldest son and heir, with her a moiety of the Dodyngton estate,

John, LORD de Ryvers, de Ripariis, of by whom she had Walter, her only child,
Ongar Castle, Lord of Ongar, Tormerton, who d. s. p., hence the entirety of that pro-
Littleton, &c. who was summoned to, and perty passed to Sir Robert de Swillington.
sat in Parliament as a baron, on the 18th Sir Richard de Ryvers d. 36 EDWARD III.
March, 8th July, and 23rd September, 1313, leaving also by Emma his third wife, two
21st April, and 9th September, 1314, and sons, Sir Thomas, and Henry, who had
20th January, 1315, and d. 8 EDWARD II. Tormerton, ratione fratriagii, and was high
seised of the manors of Esthornyngdone sheriff of Gloucestershire. He d. s. p. 3
Somerset, Tormerton and Littleton, Wor- Henry IV.
menhale, Bucks, Wotton, (or Wootton-Ry- The son of Sir Richard, by Emma, his third
vers) Wilts, and half a knight's fee in AC- wife,
ton-Turvile, Glouc., leaving by Dionysia Sir THOMAS DE RYVERS, succeeded to the
his wife, who had the township of Stretlee, manors of Tormerton,* Littleton, Westhrop,
in Cambridgeshire, à son and heir only; Hampton, Wyke, Storden, &c. and d. s. p.
JOHN DE RYVERS, who sold the Ongar es 7 Henry IV., seised of Westhrop manor,
tate to John de Sutton 13 EDWARD III. leaving Isabel, his wife, surviving, who had
and d. s. p. 32 EDWARD III. His uncle the manors of Tormerton, Littleton, Shirre-
and heir,

well, and Yate, of which she d. seised 15 Sir Richard De Ryvers, de Ripariis, of HENRY,VI. The lineage, therefore, of Sir Ryvers Hall, and Boxted, in Essex, suc- Richard de Ryvers by his first and third ceeded to the manors of Tormerton, Little-wives became entirely extinct. Sir Thoton, Westhrop, Hampton, Wyke, Storden, was's half sister, &c. and m. first, Maude, daughter and heir Margaret de RYVERS the elder, m. SIR ess of Sir John le Breton, who died 34 | Roger BELER. EDWARD I. seised of certain demesnes in Previously to continuing the descendants Boxted, and lands at Dodyngton, Blather- of Margaret de Ryvers, we will give some wyk, and Leyton, or Laxton, in Northamp- details of the family of her husband : tonshire, by whom he had one child, Mar Sir Roger Beler was the eldest son of garet, who d. s. p. 49 EDWARD III. seised Roger, Lord Beler, baron of Criche, in of the Dodyngton and Blatherwyk estate, Derbyshire, who had there a capital manwhich ultimately passed to Sir Robert de sion, park, and jurisdiction, 18 EDWARD II. Swillington hereafter noticed.

son of William de Beler, of Kirkby Park, Sir Richard de Ryvers m. secondly, Ma- in Leicestershire, 14 EDWARD I., son of tilda, the daughter and heiress of Sir John Roger, son of Ralph, Lord Beler, son of de Heriz, of South Winfield, in Derbyshire, Sampson, son of Hamon, Lord Beler, who who settled by fine, 18 EDWARD II., the took that surname, son of Nigel, Lord manors of Widmerpool and Gunnelveston, in Nottinghamshire and Winfield (or South Winfield) and Tibshelf, in Derbyshire, on

* Tormerton very anciently had its baronial himself for life ; then on Roger Beler (of in the great rebellion, but the ruins of a stately

hall, the principal part of which was demolished whom presently) for his life; afterwards to Roger, the son of Roger Beler, and Mar- lodge appear to have been standing in the last

century. The manor had passed through the garet, the elder daughter of Sir Richard de families of Willington and Drayton, by whom it Ryvers (therein called Richard de la Ry- had been held at intervals. After the family of vere, Knight) and the heirs of their bodies ; De Ryvers, Sir John St. Loe became the next afterwards tó Thomas, son of Roger Beler, proprietor.

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D'Albini and Gundred, his wife, daughter der, their lands at Reresby were seised by of Hugh, Earl of Gournay, and Editha, his the king, and were never restored to them. wife, daughter of William, Earl of War “ Anno 1326, Eudo de la Zouch indictarenne and Gundred, bis wife, daughter of tus pro morte cujus dem Rogeri de Beler, WILLIAM I. King of England, and Maude, ob metum indictamenti transfretavit sine the Queen, daughter of Baldwin, Count of licentia Regis; et ea occasione terre ejus Flanders, whose mother, Alice, was the capte sunt in manum d’ni Regis, et idem daughter of Robert, King of France. Eudo obiit Parisiis eodem anno. Lord Beler of Criche, by Alice his wife,

In Ashby Folville church, says Wyrley, the daughter of William, son of Peter de is an ancient altar tomb of one of the FolWakebrugge and Juliana his wife, the sis- / villes, in armour; on his breast, the crest ter of Hubert Fitz-Ralph, Baron of Criche, ment is still in the South chapel, under the

of Folville, but no inscription. This monuin the reign of King John, bad two sons and a daughter: Sir Roger before men

South window, and is said to be for old tioned (whose issue by Margaret de Ryvers helmet remains on it with part of his gaunt

Folville who slew Beler. A large rusty the elder, and his other wives will be no

Folticed presently); Thomas, of whom here- lets and several fragments of armour. after; and Avice, who m. Sir Ralph Crom- ville's effigy is mutilated; the features of well, the grandfather of Ralph, Lord Crom the face scarcely visible; his arms broken well, Baron of Tatshall, and treasurer of off; shoes square toed, which rest against a England, temp. Henry VI.

lion couchant regardant; a girdle round his

waist, but no sword ; his breast very proThe manor of Criche, or Cruch, was pur- | minent; on the right side of which is an chased by Lord Beler, of Ralph, Lord iron blunted spike, or dagger, fixed in the Frescheville, who fin right of this manor

stone with lead, apparently coeval with the was summoned to and sat in Parliament, as

figure itself; his head rested on a double a peer of the realm, on the 24th February, pillow, which appears to have been origi1297, (25 EDWARD I.) and who conveyed it nally supported by two angels, their hands by feoffment and fine 18 EDWARD II., with and part of the drapery being yet visible. license of the king, to him and his heirs for

The church at Criche contains an old Lord Beler held the manor of Criche tomb, and upon it an effigy, according to by Barony, viz. of the king in capite, as of the tradition of the place, of Lord Beler. his crown, by the service of one knight's

His lordship was succeeded in his title fee, and so d. seised of it in his own de- and estates, which were very considerable,

by and other considerable possessions. The and doing his homage, had livery of his lands; tragical rencontre which occasioned his he m. firstly, Margaret de Ryvers the elder, death is recorded as follows:

before mentioned, by whom he had one Eustace de Folville, of Ashby Folville, child only, Margaret, who m. Sir Robert de his two brothers, and Eudo de la Zouch, of Swillington, and afterwards John de AylesHaryngworth, having been threatened by ford, by the latter she had no issue: by Sir Lord Beler, one of the justices itinerant, Robert de Swillington, who d. 15 RICHARD and very old, they way-laid and barbarous- II. seised of Ryvers Hall, Boxted, Bramply murdered the judge, in a valley near ton, and the Dodyngton estate, she had a Reresby. Dodsworth has this remark on son and heir ; Sir Roger de Swillington, the occurrence: “ Anno MCCCXXVI., quarto who had two sons and one daughter only: Kal. Februarii occisus est Dominus Rogerus Sir John and Sir Robert, who had both Beler in comitatu Leycestrie. Iste Roge- d. s. p., the former 6 HENRY V. and the rus fundavit cantariam secularium sacerdo- | latter, 8 HENRY V. and Margaret, heiress, tum apud Kirkeby Beler, in comitatu Ley- who m. Sir John Gra of Ingleby, in Lincestrie ; quam post multos annos uxor ejus- colnshire, and who d. s. p. 8 HENRY VI. dem Rogeri, cum concessu Rogeri filii Sir Roger Beler m. secondly, Margaret, eorum, transtulit in usus canonicorum re- (the daughter of John, Lord Grey, of Codgularium, instituens ibidem primum priorem nor Castle) who d. 8 EDWARD III., by whom loci de Abbathiâ de Olvestone. Hic Roge- he had no issue; thirdly, Elizabeth, who d. rus occisus est a quodam Eustachio de Fol- 36 EDWARD III., by whom he had no issue ; yille, ac fratibus suis, qyibus prius minas fourthly, Catharine, who d. 5 RICHARD II., ingesserat et injurias; interfectus erat a by whom he had one child only, Thomasine tribus fratribus in quâdam valle juxta (co-beiress with his daughter Margaret by Reresby. Hic oppressor fuit ecclesiarum his first wife) who d. 5 Richard II. and was et aliorum vicinorum religiosorum, pro cu never warried; fifthly, Mary, who died 15 piditate possessionum, quas cupierit ad do- RICHARD II. by whom he had no issue. pationem cantarie sue.”

Hence the lineage of Lord Beler, the son, The Folvilles being indicted for the mur- I became entirely extinct; his lordship held

seised of Bunny Park, in Nottinghamshire, Sir Roger

Biler, who, paying his relief

every tourist.

the manor of Criche, by barony, as his fa- , wells sold the manor. The extensive and ther did, and so died seised of it in his own interesting ruins of this stately edifice, which demesne, as of fee, 4 Richard II. ; he also was dismantled in the civil war, the grandeur died seised of Bunny, Widmerpool, Gun- of its woodland scenery, their solemn and nelveston, South Winfield, Tibshelf, and a impressive effect, excite the admiration of large estate.

It should be observed, that Sir John Gra, MARGARET De Ryvers the younger (the and Margaret, his wife, settled part of the sister of Margaret de Ryvers the elder) m. Heriz and Beler estates on the family of Thomas Beler, Lord of Gunnelveston, in Pierreponte (Sir Robert de Pierreponte hav- Nottinghamshire, 17 EDWARD III. by whom ing married Sarah, the sister of Sir John de he had two children only, Heriz) and Criche, Bunny, and South Win 1. Alice, m. to Sir RICHARD DE WHATfield, on the family of Cromwell, before spoken of, about which estates, for a series II. Elizabeth, who m. de Dreby, of years afterwards, they had great suits called in the Inquisition Elizabeth de and controversies. Lord Cromwell, how

Dreby, and who d. s. p. 35 EDWARD ever, in the reign of HENRY VI. erected a III. seised of Gunnelveston (which magnificent mansion at South Winfield, she and her father held for their memorable from the circumstance of the lives), and of the manor of Brampunfortunate Mary, the Scottish queen, being ton, in Northamptonshire, which imprisoned there, in charge of George, Earl passed to Sir Robert de Swillington, of Shrewsbury, to whose ancestor the Crom

on the partition of the family estate.



EYRE, The Reverend CHARLES-WASTENEYS, of Rampton, in the county of Nottingham, b. at Babworth 7th March, 1802, m. in 1827, Lucy-Dorothea, daughter of John Robinson Foulis, esq. of Buckton, in Yorkshire, and has one surviving son, born 4th February, 1834. He succeeded his uncle, the late Colonel Eyre, in 1835.


anna, daughter and heir of Edward Barlow of Barlow, near Manchester, and had issue,

1. NICHOLAS, of Hope, living temp.

HENRY VI. m. Margaret, daughter of

Reddish of Reddish, in Lancashire.
Jl. Robert, of whom presently.
III. William, of North Lees, near Ha-

thersedge, in Derbyshire, living 12
Henry VI. m. Elizabeth, daughter
of Wickersley, of Wickersley, in the

county of York.
iv. Thomas, died s.p.
1. Emma, m. to · Wickersley, esq. of

Wickersley, in Yorkshire.
II. Dionysia, m. to Thurstan Hall, esq.

of Hucklow, in Derbyshire. William Le Eyr, of Hope, in the county III. Joanna, m. to James Thornbill, of Derby, temp. HENRY III. held lands of esq. of Thornhill, in Derbyshire. the king in capite, by service of the custody

m. to - Cressham, esq. of the Forest of High Peak, and died seised v. - , m. to — Balguy, esq. thereof before 4th December, 28 EDWARD VI. --, m. to Roger Massey, esq. I. He was direct ancestor of

The second son, NICHOLAS LE EYR, of Hope, living 9 ROBERT Eyre, esq. married Joanna, dau. EDWARD III. By an inquisition it was and sole heir of Robert Padley, esq. of found, that the king in the 35th of his reign Padley, in the county of Derby, lord of the might, without prejudice to him or others, manor of Hathersedge, and thus acquired grant to this Nicholas lands in Hope with the estate of Padley. By this lady, who d. the wardship of the Forest of High Peak. 9th March, 1463, he had issue, He was father of

1. Robert, of Padley, high sheriff of NICHOLAS LE EYRE, of Hope, who m. Jo Derbyshire, 22 EDWARD IV. m. Eli



zabeth, dau. of Thomas Fitzwilliam, VUI. Henry. esq. of Maplethorpe, in Lincolnshire, IX. Edmund, of Brookfield, m. Agnes, and had issue,

daughter and co-heir of Edmund 1. Robert, his heir.

Ashhurst, esq. of Reyton, Notts. 2. Thomas, who m. Catherine, X. Stephen, of Hassop, living 29 ED

daughter of John ap Gwillim, WARD IV. and 3 HENRY VII.
and from him descended the Catherine, daughter of Dymoke of
Eyres of High Lowe, &c.

Kyme, in Lincolnshire, and had 3. John, who died without legiti (with two daughters, Elizabeth, m. mate issue.

to John Curzon, esq. of Kedleston, 4. Christopher

in Derbyshire, and Jane, m. to John 5. Robert.

Ireton, esq. of Ireton,) a son and suc1. Ann, m. to Thomas Meverell,

cessor, esq. of Trowley and Frodshall.

Rowland, of Hassop, living 3 2. Elizabeth, m. to Sir John Dray

Henry VII. m. Dorothy, daughcott, knt. of Paynsley, in Staf

ter of Henry Everingham, esq. fordshire.

of Stainbrough, in the county of The eldest son,

York, and had issue, Robert Eyre, esq. of Padley,

Stephen, of Hassop, who m. high sheriff of Derbyshire in

first, Helen, daughter of 1482, m. Elizabeth, daughter of

Downes, esq. of Shrigley, Sir William Huddleston, knt. of

in Cheshire, and secondly, the county of Cambridge, and

Anne, daughter and heir of dying 14th November, 19 Hen.

Thomas Blackwell, esq. of VII. left issue,

Shirley, in Derbyshire. By ARTHUR (SIR), Knt. of Padley,

the latter he left issue, then aged twenty-three. He

1. Rowland, of Hassop, m. first, Margaret, daughter

who m. Gertrude, dau. of Sir Robert Plumpton,

and co-heir of Humknt. of Plumpton, in York

phrey Stafford, esq. of shire ; secondly, Alicia,

Eyam, and died in 1624, daughter of Thomas Coffin,

leaving issue. esq. of Devonshire, and

2., Dorothy, m. to John 3rdly, Dorothy, daughter of

Roberts, of Loughton Humphrey Okeover, esq. of

le Morthen, in YorkOkeover, in Staffordshire.

shire, By his first wife Sir Arthur

3. Jane. left, with other issue, who

4. Anne, m. to William all died s. p. a daughter and

Parker, of Whitley, in eventual heiress,

Anne, m. to Sir Thomas

5. Mary, m. to John Fitzherbert, knt. of

Staveley, of Redseats, Norbury, co. Derby.

in Derbyshire. Dorothy, m. to Alexander Ne

6. Catherine, m. to George vile, esq. of South Leverton,



of in Notts.

Thornset, in DerbyAnne, m. to Thomas Barley,

shire. esq. of Woodhouse, in Der

Elizabeth, m. to George Blackbyshire.

well, esq. of Tidswell, DerMargaret, m. to Richard Dray

byshire. cot, esq. uncle of Sir Philip

Anne, m. to Anthony LongsDraycot, knt. of Paynsley.

den, esq. of Longsden. 11. Nicholas, of Hirst juxta Hather XI. John.

sedge, who m. a daughter of William 1. Johanna, m. to Stephen Thorpe, esq. St. Andrew, esq. of Gotham, in the of Danthorpe, in Yorkshire. county of Nottingham, but his line is II. Elizabeth, m. to Ralph Leach, esq. extinct.

of Chatsworth, in Derbyshire. III. Roger, of whom presently.

III. Margaret. iv. Rodolph, or Ralph, of Offerton, IV, Jean.

who m. Elizabeth, daughter and co- The third son, heir of William Oxspring, and had Roger Eyre, esq. of Holm Hall, Chesissue.

terfield, in the county of Derby, living 12 v. Hugh, died s. p.

EDWARD IV. married Elizabeth, daughter vi. Philip, parson of Ashover.

and sole heir of Robert Whittington, esq. vii. Richard, living 21 EDWARD IV. of Whittington, in the same shire, cousin


and heir of Henry Bakewell, and had issue Elizabeth, m. 1st January, 1594, to (to survive him),

Thomas Riccard, gent. of Hatfield, Thomas, his heir.

in Yorkshire. Grace, m. to Robert Fitzherbert, esq. Barbara, m. to John Frechville, second of Tissington, in Derbyshire.

of Peter Frechville, esq. of Agnes, m. to Nicholas Stafford, esq. of Staveley, in Derbyshire. Eyam, in Derbyshire.

Jane, m. to Sir Hardolph Wasteneys, Anne, m. to Adam Beresford, esq. of bart. of Headon, in the county of Bentley, in Derbyshire.

Nottingham, and had issue, Elizabeth, m. to Alastre, of Alastre, in

Sir HARDOLPH WASTENEYS, bart. Derbyshire.

who m. Anne, daughter of Sir The son and heir,

Thomas Chicheley, knt. of WimThomas Eyre, esq. of Holm Hall, and

pole, in Cambridgeshire, d. s.p. Dunston Hall, both in the county of Derby,

in 1672. married a daughter of Alured Berwick,

John Wasteneys, esq. of Todwick, esg. of Bulcotes, in Nottinghamshire, and

in Yorkshire, who m. a daughter was succeeded by his son,

of the Lancashire family of IreRobert Eyre, esq. of Holm Hall, living

land, and died in 1663, leaving 17 Henry VII. who m. Elizabeth, daughter

inter alios, a son, of Robert Barley, esq. of Barley, in Der

Sir EDMUND WASTENEYS, bart. byshire, and had issue,

who succeeded his uncle Sir Roger, predeceased his father, s. p.

Hardolph. He m. CatheEDWARD, heir.

rine, daughter and co-heir Christopher, of Weston upon Trent.

of William Sandys, esq. of Michael.

Askham,colonel in the army, Anne, m. to Randle Rye, esq. of Whit

grandson of Edwin Sandys, well, in Derbyshire.

Archbishop of York, and Elizabeth, m. to Denman, esq. of

died 12th March, 1678, leavRetford, Notts.

ing issue, Joan, m. to Jolın Bullock, esq. of Un

SIR HARDOLPH Wasteston, in Derbyshire.

Neys, bart. who m. JuRobert Eyre died 22nd August, 8 HENRY

dith, daughter of ColoVIII. and was s. by his son,

nel Richard Johnson, of EDWARD Eyre, esq. of Holm Hall, and

Bilsby, in Lincolnshire, of Newbold, in Derbyshire, aged thirty at the period of his father's decease. He m.

CATHERINE WASTENeys, first, Elizabeth, daughter of Ralph Reresby,

m. Edward Hutchinson, esq. of Thrybergh, in Yorkshire, and bad

esq.captain in the army, by her one son and three daughters, viz.

second son of Samuel ANTHONY, his heir.

Hutchinson, Elizabeth, m. to John Rollesley, esq.

Boston, and had an Rollesley, in Derbyshire.

only daughter, Anne, m. to Thomas Revell, esq. of

CATHERINE HutchCarnthwaite, in Derbyshire.

INSON, who m. first, Lucy, m. to Humphrey Stafford, esq.

in 1728, John Buof Eyam, in Derbyshire.

ry, esq. of NottingHe wedded, secondly, Alice, daughter of

ham, and secondly, Robert Pursglove, and had by her one son,

Robert Sutton, esq. Robert, of the county of Kent, d. s. p.

of Scafton. By the Edward Eyre died 5th July, 3 and 4 PHILIP

former she left an and Mary, and was s. by his son,

only daughter and ANTHONY EYRE, esq. of Newbold, in

heir, Derbyshire, and of Keveton, in the county

Judith LÆTITIA of York, who m. Elizabeth, daughter of

BURY, m. in German Pole, esq. of Radburne, in the

1755, to Anformer shire, and dying 31st April, 17 ELI

THONY EYRE, ZABETH, was s. by his son,

esq. of Grove. Gervase Eyre, esq. of Newbold and Gervase Eyre d. in 1626, and was s. by his Keveton, aged twenty-eight years at his son, father's decease. He m. Mary, fourth dau. ANTHONY Eyre, esq. of Loughton en le of George Nevile, esq. of Thorney, in Not-Morthem, in the county of York, and of tinghamshire, by Barbara, his wife, one of Keveton, in Derbyshire, aged nine in 1585, the eight sisters and co-heirs of Sir George who m. first, Anne, daughter of John MarkHercy, knt. Lord of Grove, and had issue, ham, esq. of Sedbrough, in Lincolnshire, ANTHONY, his heir.

and had, by her, who died in 1608,

but d. s.p.

esq. of

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