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John Evelyn

Person  Male  Born 31/10/1620  Died 27/2/1706

17th century diarist and garden designer. Born and died Wotton, Surrey. Through his 1647 marriage he came into possession of the Sayes Court estate in Deptford, on the Thames. As far as we can tell the possessions extended approximately from Princes Street in the south to Jodane Street in the north. He rebuilt the Sayes Court house and developed the surrounding grounds into an important and influential garden.

When he returned to Wotton in 1694 he let Sayes Court to Captain Benbow who was not a good tenant. Worse was to come when William III arranged for Tzar Peter of Russia to occupy the house for three months. He and his entourage trashed the place and the Treasury had to recompense both Benbow and Evelyn.

Sayes Court Park incorporates the western edge of John Evelyn's garden. The site of Sayes Court itself forms part of Convoys Wharf, currently, 2017, a large development site.

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