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Jane Eyre - b1665 - Wiltshire

Postby mygenes » Wed Oct 31, 2007 2:33 am

Can anyone help me with a line of enquiry regarding Jane Eyre b 1665, d 1707? She married Sir John Hanham, 2nd Baronet of Dean's Court, Wimborne, Dorset. Her daughter, Elizabeth Hanham b 1684, married a William Durrant.

I am looking for information on two fronts. Firstly, I am finding conflicting information regarding Jane Eyre's parents. In some instances she is shown as the daughter of William Eyre and Anne Dauntsey, yet others imply that she is their grandaughter. William Eyre is a descendent of the Eyres of Great Chalfield.

Secondly, I am interested as to why her daughter Elizabeth (daughter of a baronet) married a seemingly 'ordinary' man in William Durrant (I think they married in Winterbourne Abbas in 1700) - I can find no connection for this William to any Durrants of a similar status to the Hanhams.

Would greatly appreciate any information anyone might have.
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