Rampton branch of the Eyre Family


This branch follows that of Gervase Eyre, the first son of Anthony and Ann Eyre of Newbold Manor. For Gervase's ancestors please check out the Newbold branch.

Gervase and his wife Elizabeth lived at Rampton as did the next two generations. Gevase became Col Gervase Eyre, Governer of Newark Castle and fought on behalf of King Charles in the English Civil War, dying whilst defending Newark Castle.

His line produced two eminent military men, Vice Admiral Sir George Eye, KCB, KCMG and General Sir William Eyre KCB (1805 -1859) as well as Edward John Eyre, explorer and Governor of Jamaica.

One researcher (Dr. Didac Ettinghausen) is currently researching Mary Anne Eyre (1810-1888), the sister of the explorer Edward John Eyre and would appreciate any additional info anyone can provide.





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