Sir William HANHAM

Family 1:
  1. Sir John HANHAM

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!SOURCE: e-mail, Barbarann Ayars, samayars@@ohio.net. 12/26/1997 "Thomas Tropnell bought Le Eyres in 1438. Le Eyris is now Neston Park, just below Neston, which is just above Great Chalfield, and bit southeast of Box. Tropnell lived there; his family were modest Wiltshire landowners, and he became steward for the Hungerford family, who enabled his return to Parliament as Member for Bedwyn in 1429. "What is important is that two centuries and more later, Great Chalfield passed to Sir William Hanham who died in 1671, leaving a widow, and a son, John, aged three. Elizabeth's uncle, Lord Shaftesbury, took care of John, who later married Jane Eyre, heiress of Neston. That tells me that Le Eyris more than likely -- dare I say positively? -- was a family seat of Eyre in 1438, no? What is interesting, of course, is the naming of the property -- Le Eyr(is) -- seems too perfect to be coincidence."


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