"EYEWORTH, a parish in the hundred of Biggleswade, county Bedford, 3 miles S.E. of Potton, and 4 east of Biggleswade, its post town. There is no village, only a few scattered houses. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely, value £96. The church is an old structure, dedicated to All Saints, and has a brass of R. Gadbury (1624). There are charities producing about £17 per annum."
by Colin Hinson ©2013
- The 1851 Census Index for Eyeworth can be found in the 1851 Index to Census of Bedfordshire, Volume 3, Book 2 available from the Bedfordshire Family History Society.
- There are photographs and a description of All Saints on the Bedfordshire Parish Churches website.
- Church of England
- The church of All Saints is an ancient building of grey stone and cobble, in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles and a low embattled western tower, with spire, containing 2 bells, there are some stained windows, and in the south wall of the chancel is a richly ornamented monument, to Sir Edmund Anderson kt. Chief Justice of the Common Pleas (ob. 1 Aug. 1605) and Magdalen (Smyth), his wife, consisting of a fine altar tomb-of marble upon which are two recumbent effigies, one representing Sir Edmund in his judicial robes with collar of SS. and the other his wife in the nearest dress of the period : the canopy is semi-circular, the projecting portion being upheld by two pillars 7ft. in height : the whole is surmounted by the armorial bearings of the family : there are also two other monuments of lesser dimensions tp members of this family, and three brasses with inscriptions to Richard Gadburye (ob. 1624) (founder of the Eyworth charity), his wife and only daughter : there are 120 sittings. The register dates from the year 1550. [Kelly's Directory - Bedfordshire - 1898]
- Church of England
- The parish record transcripts for All Saints are available on microfiche for the period 1550-1812 from the Bedfordshire Family History Society.
- A transcript of the Eyeworth parish entries from Samuel Lewis's 1831 Topographical Dictionary of England,
- A transcript of the Eyeworth parish entries from Samuel Lewis's 1835 Topographical Dictionary of England,
- A transcript of the Eyeworth parish entries from The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1866-9
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Eyeworth to another place.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TL249457 (Lat/Lon: 52.095554, -0.178149), Eyeworth which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- Old Maps Online (Other old maps.)
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)
- The BFHS Project in conjunction with Roll of Honour contains the Eyeworth War Memorial transcription with details of the men found on it.