EYLES, Francis (c.1679-1735), of Essex St., London, and Earnshill, nr. Taunton, Som.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1715 - 28 Jan. 1721

Family and Education

b. c.1679, 2nd s. of Sir John Eyles of Southbroom, Wilts., M.P. Devizes 1679-81, by his w. Elizabeth Cowper; 1st cos. of Sir John and Sir Joseph Eyles. m. s.p.s.1

Offices Held

Director, South Sea Co. 1715-21.


Eyles was the son of a lord mayor of London, who owned estates near Devizes, which the family represented in every Parliament from 1715 to 1741. Returned for Devizes as a Whig, he vo