CHESHIRE-L ArchivesArchiver > CHESHIRE > 2006-07 > 1152592396
From: Ellen Edwards <>
Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2006 21:37:30 -0700
Thanks for the info on Eynion...
I know that Eynion became Kenyon in Lancashire.
Ellen, whose grandfather was one.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Donald Massey" <>
Sent: Monday, July 10, 2006 11:13 AM
Subject: Re: [CHS] (Cheshire) Walker
> Could this be where the surname and place name of Eyton, just over the
> border in Flintshire, came from?
> Donald Massey
> ----- Original Message -----
>> With the help of Google please find below the story of
>> Tilston .
>> A township in Tilston Parish, in the ancient Broxton Hundred which
>> includes the hamlets of Hob Hill and Lowcross Hill and lies three miles
>> northwest of Malpas and twelve miles from Chester. Tilston was a
>> Romano-British settlement in the late 2nd century AD and was probably
>> known as "Bovivum".
>> After the Norman Invasion of 1066, Chester and the surrounding townships
>> offered stiff resistance and were the last of the English towns to
>> submit. The vanquished and confiscated Saxon lands were given by William
>> I to his nephew, Hugh Lupus (also known as Hugh the Wolf), who he also
>> created Earl of Chester. He in turn gave parcels of his new possessions
>> to his own faithful supporters, and the manor of Tilston was given to a
>> Norman knight called Eynion - he was thereafter known as Sir Eynion
>> de'Tilston. By the time of the Domesday Survey of 1086, Tilston appears
>> to have been the largest and regarded as the most important of the
>> townships around Chester. At that time it is recorded as being in the
>> Barony of Malpas.
>> The ancient church of St. Mary's in the township, despite having been
>> extensively restored in the late 19th century, largely dates from 1659
>> but there was a church on the site at least as early as the time of King
>> Henry III in the mid 13th century.
>> By the end of the 19th century the Manor of Tilston belonged to Lord
>> John Tollemache, whose family lived at nearby Peckforton Castle.
> ==== CHESHIRE Mailing List ====
> The Family History Society of Cheshire:
> No virus found in this incoming message.
> Checked by AVG Free Edition.
> Version: 7.1.394 / Virus Database: 268.9.10/383 - Release Date: 07/07/2006