Eaves of Allesley and Coventry

The Eaves family were in the early 17th century farm workers in the Warwickshire village of Allesley, near to the market town of Coventry. They held lands in the hamlets of Coundon and Radford and, as Coventry expanded, these hamlets became part of the city. Hence, Eaves family lands became suburbs and Eaves family interests moving from farming to commerce. The family were also part of the vibrant non-conformist tradition in the English Midlands.


Eaves Lineage A

Roger EAVES of Allesley, Warwickshire (~1580-1638) married 18 May 1602 Mary FOSTER (?-?) at Allesley. Buried at Allesley. They had children as follows:

  1. Mary (1602-?) born in Allesley.
  2. Joan (1604-?) born in Allesley.
  3. Bridget (1606-?) born in Allesley.
  4. Margaret (1608-?) born in Allesley.
  5. Thomas EAVES (1612-1650) of whom following.
  6. John EAVES (1615-?) born in Allesley.

Thomas EAVES of Allesley, Warwickshire (1612-1650) baptised at Allesley 9 Mar 1612, married Sarah (?-1650) ~1638. Buried at Allesley. They had children as follows:

  1. Elizabeth (1640-?) born in Allesley.
  2. Mary (1640-?) born in Allesley.
  3. Roger EAVES (1641-1676) born in Allesley 1641 and baptised 8 Jan 1641/2 at Allesley church; married 22 Apr 1669 Constance ELLIS (?-1676) in Allesley church and had children Thomas (1670), John (1671), Joseph (1672), Roger (1673) and Mary (1675). He and his wife died together in Feb 1676 in Allesley.
  4. Thomas EAVES  born in Allesley.
  5. William EAVES (1650-?) of whom following.

William EAVES of Allesley, Warwickshire (1650-?) born 24 May 1650 at Allesley, baptised 8 Jun 1650 at Allesley church, married Sarah (?-?) ~1678. They had children as follows:

  1. Eleanor (1679-?) baptised in Allesley 18 Mar 1679.
  2. Thomas EAVES (1682-?) baptised in Allesley 1 Jul 1682.
  3. Roger EAVES (1684-1685) baptised 11 Jan 1684 and buried 7 Feb 1685, both in Allesley.
  4. Mary (1688-?)
  5. Elizabeth (1690/1-?) baptised 17 Jan 1690/1 in Allesley.
  6. William EAVES (1693-1763) of whom following.

William EAVES of Allesley, Warwickshire (1693-1763) born in Allesley, baptised there 6 Jan 1693/4. He married 16 Jan 1717 Elizabeth DASH (?-1772) at St Michael’s Coventry. Leased Moathouse Farm in Coundon 10 Oct 1734 at a rent of £65 per annum, which he passed to his son Thomas in 1755. Died in Radford and had will at Consistory Court of Lichfield. William and Elizabeth had children as follows:

  1. Elizabeth (1717-?) born in Allesley.
  2. Mary (1719-?) born in Allesley, married 2 Dec 1739 Joseph COX at St John the Baptist, Coventry.
  3. Thomas EAVES (1720-1721) born and died at Allesley.
  4. Thomas EAVES (1722-1800) of whom following.
  5. William EAVES (1724-?).

Thomas EAVES Cordwainer of Radford, Coventry (1722-1800) born in Coundon, baptised at St Michael’s, Coventry 7 Oct 1722. married 1 Aug 1742 at St Michael’s Coventry Mary HALL (?-1788). Took over Moathouse Farm in Coundon in 1755 from his father William. Died in Radford, will consistory court of Lichfield proved 4 Apr 1800. They had children as follows:

  1. Elizabeth (1750-1799) baptised 25 Sep 1750 at Holy Trinity, Coventry, married 26 Dec 1771 Thomas EAVES (1747-1798) at Allesley. Had several children in Coventry. Died in 1799; buried in Allesley 25 Oct 1799. Will proved 2 Apr 1800 at Consistory Court of Lichfield.
  2. Mary (1752-?) baptised Holy Trinity, Coventry, married 8 Feb 1785 Thomas HERBERT at Holy Trinity, Coventry.
  3. Thomas EAVES (1754-1757) born in Coundon, baptised at Holy Trinity, Coventry and buried at Allesley.
  4. Ann (1755-1843) baptised 12 Sep 1755 at Holy Trinity, Coventry, married there 26 Nov 1778 William GLASCUTT, buried 26 Jul 1843 at Fillongley.
  5. Thomas EAVES (1758-?) of whom following.
  6. John EAVES (1760-1831) born and died at Holy Trinity, Coventry.
  7. Edward EAVES (1762-1762) born and died at Coundon, buried at Holy Trinity, Coventry.
  8. Katherine (1763-1813) baptised 12 May 1763 at Holy Trinity, Coventry, married 6 Jul 1786 at Holy Trinity, Coventry William ELD (1765-1834). Died Jan 1813 and buried in the West Orchard burial ground, Coventry.
  9. Lydia (1765-?) baptised 9 Apr 1765 at Holy Trinity, Coventry, married 2 Aug 1787 at Holy Trinity Coventry Joseph PRATT.
  10.  Edward EAVES (1767-1830) baptised 13 Jul 1767 at Holy Trinity, Coventry, married 30 Aug 1792 at St Michael’s Coventry Ann HARPER (?-?) and had six children. Buried at West Orchard non-conformist burial ground in Coventry.
  11. William (Thomas?) EAVES (1770-?) born in Coundon, baptised 1770 at ‘Thomas son of Thomas and Mary’ but there was already one of this name within the family. Apprenticed 3 Feb 1784 to Nathaniel LOWE of Coventry, grocer when his name is now ‘William EAVES’.
  12. Frances (Fanny) (1772-?) baptised 5 Oct 1772 at Holy Trinity, Coventry, married 12 Nov 1798 William DODGE.

Thomas EAVES butcher of Radford, Coventry (1758-?) born in Coundon, baptised at Holy Trinity, Coventry 13 Apr 1758. apprenticed as a butcher, made free 1779 of Corn Cheaping Ward, Coventry. Married 29 Sep 1796 at St Michael’s Coventry Susannah WRIGHT (1769-1832). They had children as follows:

  1. William EAVES (1797-1869) of whom following.
  2. Maria (1798-?) baptised Holy Trinity, Coventry.
  3. Lydia (1800-?)
  4. Thomas EAVES (1802-?)
  5. Elizabeth (1804-?)

William EAVES butcher of Coventry (1797-1869) born in Coundon, trained as a butcher in Coventry. Appears on Coventry rates in 1821 in Great Butcher Row, married 31 Aug 1824 at Holy Trinity, Coventry to Harriet CHILWELL (1794-1874) daughter of Joseph CHILWELL (see CHILWELL tree). They lived in Butcher Row in Holy Trinity parish, and were members of the non-conformist congregation in the Vicar Lane Chapel. The family moved in the 1830s from Butcher Row to Hertford Place to Thomas Street and then to Town Wall. In 1841 he is described as a Cattle Dealer in Gosford Street and in 1851, he is living in West Orchard. By 1861, he is in Radford and in 1866 he is described in a directory as a cattle dealer of 1 Radford Terrace, Radford. William died 1769 in Radford and was buried 11 Dec 1769 at Holy Trinity, Coventry. His wife moved to London to be with their daughter Martha who was living with her family in Camberwell, but she returned to Coventry in the early 1870s where she died. They had children as follows:

  1. Martha (1828-1874) of whom following.
  2. Luke EAVES (1830-1830) born in Butcher Row, Coventry, baptised 17 Jul 1830 at Holy Trinity, Coventry; died in Butcher Row a few days later, buried 21 Jul 1830 at Holy Trinity, Coventry.
  3. Walter EAVES (1831-1833) born in Butcher Row, Coventry, baptised 21 Jul 1831 at Holy Trinity, Coventry; died in Hertford Place, Coventry, buried 23 Jun 1833 at Holy Trinity, Coventry.
  4. William EAVES (1833-1834) born in Thomas Street, St John the Baptist parish, Coventry on 28 Jun 1833; died at Hertford Place, Coventry, buried 14 Dec 1834 at Holy Trinity, Coventry.
  5. William EAVES (1836-?) born at the Town Wall, Holy Trinity parish 10 Oct 1836.

Martha EAVES of Coventry (1828-1874) born in Coventry 11 Feb 1828 in Butcher Row, Coventry, baptised at Vicar Lane Independent Church in Coventry, married 23 Apr 1855 at Coventry Records Office  James Honeyman BULL (1829-1878) (see Honeyman-Bull tree) and had issue.

 

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