Eyworth (All Saints)

EYWORTH (All Saints), a parish, in the union and hundred of Biggleswade, county of Bedford, 4½ miles (E. by N.) from Biggleswade; containing 128 inhabitants. The manor belonged at an early period to the Leybourns, and was afterwards in the families of Charlton and Francis; in the reign of Elizabeth, Eyworth was the property and seat of Sir Edmund Anderson, lord chief justice of the common pleas, one of the judges who sat at the trial of Mary, Queen of Scots. The parish lies on the borders of Cambridgeshire. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king's books at £6. 13. 4.; net income, £96; patron and impropriator, Lord Ongley. The church contains some interesting monuments to the Andersons and others.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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