Eastlands of Lincolnshire

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I have been able to trace my Eastlands to Lincolnshire c 1680. Hopefully, I can get further, but if not, can anyone give me any information on the family in the Middle Ages. I found this:

 "A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry; Or, ... https://books.google.com.au/books?id=VxdVAAAAcAAJ John Burke - 1838 Eliza, m. to Benjamin Borrell, esq. of Brigsley, Lincolnshire, and has issue. Mr. Caton died 13th June, 1782, and was s. by his eldest ... By mar: riages with the ancient families of Eastland.of Lincolnshire, and Machell of Yorkshire, they inherited estates in both counties. Eastland Hawksmore, esq. descended from the eldest ..."

This seems to indicate that the Eastlands were landholders in the past, yet, as with other yeoman families of Lincolnshire, I can find no information on them before the rise of church records.

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I assume these were the Eastlands of Carlton-le-Moorland? A number of them have memorials in the church there https://books.google.com/books?id=_8w4AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA148&lpg=PA148&dq=eastland+lincolnshire&source=bl&ots=w2KTUL5duH&sig=Vx3dKiKKrwd7gjR6SJxVkDZr3ns&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi0lcX4_IzZAhXl34MKHapmCWAQ6AEIODAD#v=onepage&q=eastland%20lincolnshire&f=false. Doesn't take you further back than you already are, but you may be able to search the records for the family and the place on lincstothepast.com. Otherwise you'll have to get into good old fashioned research looking at feet of fines, manor rolls, and the like.

And there's this. And a couple of mentions in this that pre-date where you are at.

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Thanks for that. Have combed through Lincs to the Past already, but information on the Eastlands is sadly lacking. I tried the earliest Heralds' Visitation and they were missing. I can only presume that the main line went extinct very early, before the 1500s.

It is very frustrating to find a comment like the one above in Burkes and not have any trace of the family in other works. But then, that is the stuff  of genealogy. LOL

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