EYRE, Robert II (d.1573), of Brenley, Boughton-under-Blean, Kent.
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Family and Education
yr. s. of Edward Eyre of Hulme Hall, Derbys. by Elizabeth, da. of Ralf Reresby of Thrysberg. m. bef. 1565, Elizabeth, da. and h. of John Roper of Brenley House, Boughton-under-Blean.
J.p. Kent by 1569.
A ‘Robert Eyre esquire’ was brought into Parliament for Winchelsea in 1571 by the lord warden, the 10th Lord Cobham. Of a number of namesakes, the most likely to have been this man was one of Derbyshire who, having married a Kent heiress, and moved to her estates, probably knew Lord Cobham, and was certainly acquainted with Sir Roger and John Manwood Under pressure, as she later alleged, the lady handed over her estate to Eyre, who rebuilt the house in preparation for the reception of the Queen on her Kent progress in 1573. He died before the work was completed and was buried at Boughton-under-Blean 19 Sept. 1573.
J. P. Yeatman, Feudal Derbys. ii. 408; Berry, Co. Genealogies, Kent. 214; E. Suss. RO, Winchelsea mss; C2 Eliz. E2/42; Hasted, Kent, vii. 7; Regs. of Boughton-under-Blean, ed. Boodle, 72; Canterbury Wills and Admons. 1558-77 (Brit. Rec. Soc. lxv), p. 46.