EYTON, Henry Medgett

1832 - 1900

Baptised at Holy Trinity, Brompton Road, Kensington on 21 November 1832, son of Beresford Eyton, 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 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. He married at St George's Hanover Square on 10 April 1862, Caroline Newbury and had two sons born at Chelsea before his move to Ipswich where his daughter Barbara was born in 1865. They lived at 18 Lower Brook Street where they were still living in 1881, a 48 year old architect & surveyor with his 41 year old wife and five children. Whilst in Suffolk he did architectural work on Ipswich St Mary Quay, Walpole St Mary and Otley St Mary. 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 sciagraphy. By 1891 he had returned to practice in London living at 37 Blomfied Road, Paddington and he died at Hampton Wick in 1900, aged 67.