Author talk:Edward Eyre (1851-1937)

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  • indicates deceased in October 1937


American Edward Eyre, formerly, of the W. R. Grace Shipping company, died May 21, 1937 in Westminster.

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Deaths Jun 1937
Eyre Edward 86 Westminster 1a 503

can see obit > The Gazette from Montreal, Quebec, Canada > May 21, 1937, p.9, article headline dated 20 May

Edward Eyre Dies, 86

W. R. Grace Ex-President Retired in 1907

... born in Ireland, and joined the company at the age of 16 in 1867. After heading the firm's offices in Peru, Eyre came to New York in 1897 , and became president retiring in 1907.

Alice, countess of Gainsborough, is a surviving daughter.


  • d. Gloucester House
  • Catholic layman and philanthropist; devoted himself to Catholic activities and historical and literary research
  • William R. Grace of the shipping company was his uncle
  • member of the Westminster Catholics Federation; St Vincent de Paul Society; Crusade of Rescue; Xavier Alumni Sodality
  • directed and aided the Publication of "European Civilization: ..."
  • formerly board member of the Catholic Encyclopedia
  • aided in the publication of Mann's "Lives of the Popes"
  • grandfather of the Earl of Gainsborough
  • Noel Family Tree

    Edward Eyre
    Spouse: Elisa Ainsworth
    Father: John Eyre
    Mother: Alice Grace
    Children: Edward Joseph
    Birth: Mar 1851 Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
    Death: 20 May 1937 Gloucester House, Park Lane, London
    Residence: 1900 New York City, New York, USA


  • 1911 England

Name: Edward Eyre
Age in 1911: 60
Relation to Head: Head
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Civil Parish: St George Hanover Square
Street Address: 1 Belgrave Place, Westminster S W
Marital status: Married
Occupation: Merchant Banker
Registration District Number: 5
Sub-registration District: Belgrave
ED, institution, or vessel: 03
Piece: 434
Household Members:
Name Age
Edward Eyre 60
Eliza Ainsworth Eyre 52
Edward Eyre Junior 26
Alice Mary Eyre 23
Edith Kathleen Eyre 16
Edgar Ainsworth Eyre 15
Olga Mabel Eyre 13
Wilfred Gerald Eyre 11
Magdalene Ainsworth 70


  • National Library of Ireland; Dublin, Ireland; Microfilm Number: Microfilm 09152 / 01

Name: Edward Eyre
Baptism Age: 0
Event Type: Baptism
Birth Date: 1851
Baptism Date: 4 Apr 1851
Baptism Place: Ireland, St Mary's (Pro-Cathedral), Dublin city, Dublin
Diocese: Dublin
Father: John Eyre
Mother: Alice Eyre