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.