Eyton, Stephen (DNB00)

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EYTON or EDON, STEPHEN (fl. 1320?), chronicler, was a canon of the Augustinian priory of Warter, near Pocklington in the East Riding of Yorkshire, and possibly took his name from the neighbouring village of Etton. He wrote a work entitled 'Acta Edwardi II,' of which the opening worde were 'Post mortem toti mundo deflendam,' and of which Leland found a copy in the library of Fountains Abbey (Collect. iii. 45). It has not since been identified (Hardy, Decriptive Cat. iii. 368).

[Leland's Comm. de Scriptt. Brit. cccxlvi. 334 et seq.; Bals, Scriptt. Brit. Cat. v. 9. p. 390]

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