EVERSFIELD, Edward (c.1618-c.1676), of The Grove, Hollington, Suss.
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Family and Education
b. c.1618, 3rd s. of Nicholas Eversfield† of The Grove, and bro. of Anthony Eversfield, John Eversfield and Sir Thomas Eversfield. m. (1) c.1644, Mary, da. of Francis Muschamp of Bredinghurst, Camberwell, Surr. and coh. to her bro. Edmund, s.p.; (2) lic. 8 Nov. 1666, ‘aged about 35’, Frances, da. of Thomas Carleton of Carshalton, Surr., wid. of Richard Roberts of Thorpe Langton, Leics., 1 ch. d.v.p.; (3) 23 Oct. 1670, Cecily, da. and coh. of Gervase Warmestry, registrar of Worcester dioc., s.p. suc. bro. Sir Thomas 1649, nephew John in Denne Park estate 1669.1
J.p. Suss. July 1660-d.; commr. for assessment, Suss. Aug. 1660-3, 1673-4, Surr. 1664-9; freeman, Portsmouth 1672.2
Gent. of the privy chamber (extraordinary) July 1660-d.3
Eversfield’s great-grandfather acquired considerable estates in Sussex about the middle of the 16th century. His father and elder brother both represented Hastings, the latter being disabled in 1644, and compounding for his estates for £800. Eversfield’s name appears on the list of proposed knights of the Royal Oak. His estates, valued at £600 p.a., lay entirely in East Sussex, and he must have owed his seat at Bramber to his wealthy younger brother John and his cousins, the Gorings. He made no speeches in the Convention and served on no committees. He was presumably the ‘Mr Ersfield, a Sussex gentleman’ who stood for Rye in 1667. He preferred a bill in Chancery on 22 Apr. 1675. His will was proved on 8 Nov. 1676.4
Ref Volumes: 1660-1690
Authors: M. W. Helms / B. M. Crook
- 1. Suss. Inquisitions (Suss. Rec. Soc. xiv), 84; Coll. Top. et Gen. iii. 150; VCH Surr. iv. 31; Suss. N. and Q. xiv. 256; xvi. 120; London Mar. Lic. ed. Foster, 463; Nichols, Leics. ii. 671.
- 2. R. East, Portsmouth Recs. 360.
- 3. LC3/2.
- 4. J. Comber, Suss. Genealogies Horsham, 89-95; Keeler, Long Parl. 170; VCH Surr. iv. 31; CSP Dom. 1667, p. 539; C9/406/58; PCC 137 Bence.