Henry Samuel Eyre

1770 - 6th Mar 1851

Claimant or beneficiary


Son of Walpole Eyre I and Sarah Johnson (sister of Godschall Johnson I) and inheritor of the St John's Wood estate in London, on which he together with his brother Walpole Eyre II undertook the development of the modern inner London suburb. In the will of Sarah Eyre nee Johnson's and Godschall Johnson I's father John Johnson of Blackheath, he noted that she was entitled at his [the testator's] death to £2000 settled on her by her brother and secured on their late mother's estate in Antigua.

  1. The Chancery case of George John Eyre v Geo Wm Sanders, over settled estates held under will of Henry Samuel Eyre dated 24/6/1837 with a codicil of 03/04/1850, covering large chunks of St John's Wood, was reported in February 1858: George John Eyre was seeking consent to sell off parts of the estate. The sale of ground-rents of £4500 p.a. 'amply secured on property of the value of £40,000 p.a' part of the estate of the late Col. Henry Samuel Eyres was reported two months later.


T71/877 Antigua claim no. 2 (Nantons); Mireille Galinou, Cottages and Villas: the Birth of the Garden Suburb (New Haven, Yale University Press, 2010), synopsis at http://www.destinations-uk.com/books.php?link=books&id=117&articletitle=Cottages%20and%20Villas:%20The%20Birth%20of%20the%20Garden%20Suburb [accessed 06/08/2012]; PROB 11/1007/301.

  1. Times 10/02/1858 p. 4; Times 17/04/1858 p. 16.


Further Information

Name in compensation records
Henry Sam. Eyre

Associated Claims (1)

£852 0s 3d
Awardee (Executor or executrix)

Legacies Summary

Physical (1)

Urban Development
St John's Wood Estate, London [Built] 
description →
The development of St John's Wood was undertaken in conjunction with H.S. Eyre's brother Walpole Eyre II. The first steps were taken between 1805-1820, based on a master plan of...
notes →
Mireille Galinou, Cottages and Villas: the Birth of the Garden Suburb (New Haven, Yale University Press,...

Relationships (2)

First Cousins
Nephew → Uncle