Elmina Spooner (née Stewart)

1812 - 12th Oct 1888

Claimant or beneficiary


Trustees for 'Mrs Spooner' appear to have been awarded part of the compensation for the Islington estate in St Mary Jamaica.

  1. Elmina Spooner (née Stewart) was the daughter of James Stewart Law (q.v.), grand-daughter of the Hon. James Stewart (d. 1826), and niece of Robert Stewart (q.v.). She married (1) Henry Spooner and (2) Col. Eyre John Crabbe 02/06/1851 at St George Hanover Square.

  2. She appears in the 1851 census as Elmina Spooner born Bath widow aged 39 'shareholder' at Oak Villa, Grosvenor Square Southampton and in the 1861 (as Crabb, fund holder), 1871 (private individual) and 1881 (annuitant) censuses at Glen Eyre House, North Stoneham Hampshire.

  3. Henry Spooner died c. 1849. Will of Henry Spooner of All Saints Southampton proved 29/06/1849.

  4. Will of Elmina Crabbe widow of Glen Eyre Basset county of Southampton who died at Bellagio in Italy 12/10/1888 proved 24/11/1888 by Eyre McDonnell Stewart Crabbe the son and Arthur Niblett the nephew of Haresfield Court Stonehouse, Gloucestershire effects £66,721 19s 4d resworn 1889 £65,764 16s 5d.


T71/856 St Mary no. 135.

  1. Monumental Inscriptions Parish of St James (which gives her name as Emma and her second husband as 'Col. Eyre'; London and Surrey England Marriage Bonds and Allegations 1597-1921; City of Southampton Society http://www.coss.org.uk/People-of-the-Town.php 'Colonel Eyre Crabbe' [accessed 20/05/2012].

  2. 1851, 1861 , 1871 and 1881 censuses online.

  3. PROB 11/2095.

  4. National Probate Calendar 1888.

We are grateful to Charles Gordon Clark for his help compiling this entry.

Further Information

Maiden Name
(1) Henry Spooner (2) Col. Eyre John Crabbe
With (1) Henry Stewart. With (2) Eyre McDonald [or Macdonnell] Stewart

£66,721 19s 4d at probate resworn 1889 £65,764 16s 5d


Wealth at death
£65,764 16S 5D

Associated Claims (1)

£3,723 15s 5d

Legacies Summary

Physical (2)

University Grounds
University of Southampton 
notes →
In 1947 18 of the 51 acres of the Glen Eyre estate in Bassett of Elmina Crabbe (nee Stewart) were acquired by what was then University College. The remainder were developed for housing,...
Hospital Wing
Eyre Crabbe Wing [Built] 
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Endowed by Elmina Crabbe (nee Stewart) in 1868 in memory of her second...

Relationships (2)

Daughter → Father
Niece → Uncle

Addresses (2)

Glen Eyre, Bassett, Southampton, Hampshire, Wessex, England
Oak Villa, Grosvenor Square, Southampton, Hampshire, Wessex, England