Eyton, Joseph Walter King (1820 -1872)
Joseph Walter King Eyton, of Birmingham, Leamington and of 27 Elsham Road Kensington, was the fifth son of the the Reverend John Eyton, Rector of Wellington in Shropshire, and Anna Maria, sole daughter and heir of Edmund Joseph Plowden of Plowden Hall in Shropshire. The Rev. Robert William Eyton, Rector of Ryton in Shropshire, and author of The Antiquities of Shropshire was his brother. A Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, on the Council of which he served, he brought together a large collection of books which was dispersed in eleven sales at Sotheby's 29 June and 21 December 1842; 10 February, 22 March and 13 December 1843; 15 April 1844; 27 March 1846; 11 January, 14 May and 1 July; and 15 May 1848. He died 1 August 1872 in his 53rd year.