EYTON, Henry Medgett

1832 - 1900

Henry Medgett Eyton was baptised at Holy Trinity, Brompton Road, Kensington on 21 November 1832, son of Beresford Eyton (1792-16 August 1871), a coal merchant, and his wife Barbara Catherine née Miller, who married at St George's Hanover Square, London on 13 March 1824. In 1851, Henry was a 19-year-old clerk architect, a pupil of Benjamin Reeve, living at 5 Raynor Place, Chelsea with his parents, 58-year-old Beresford and 50-year-old Barbara with three siblings, Beresford George 26, Barbara Rebecca 24 and Charles Bullen 21, all born in Chelsea. Henry married at St George's Hanover Square, London on 10 April 1862, Caroline Newbury and had two sons, born at Chelsea, before his move to Ipswich where his daughter Harriet was born in 1865. In 1871, a 38-year-old architect & county surveyor, living at 18 Lower Brook Street with his 32-year-old wife Caroline and their six children, Henry Beresford Newberry 7 and William Boucher 6, both born in London, and Harriet Helms 5, Barbara Mary 4, Caroline Emma 3 and Louisa Maria 1, all born at Ipswich and where they were still living in 1881. Whilst in Suffolk, Henry did architectural work on churches including Ipswich St Mary Quay, Walpole St Mary and Otley St Mary and working on many other sites including Suffolk schools. A member and exhibitor at the Ipswich Art Club 1875-1876 and was County Surveyor for Suffolk and architect to the Royal Polytechnic Institute...Labouring Classes and won a silver medal from the Royal Academy for architectural drawing, perspective and skiagraphy. By 1891, he had returned to practice in London, living at 37 Blomfied Road, Paddington. Henry Medgett Eyton died at Fernside, Kingston Road, Hampton Wick, Middlesex on 26 October 1900, aged 67.

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