PYE, Thomas (c.1713-85).
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Family and Education
b. c.1713, 2nd s. of Henry Pye of Faringdon, Berks., and bro. of Henry Pye. m. his w. d.s.p. 15 Mar. 1764. Kntd. 24 June 1773.
Entered R.N. 1727; lt. 1735; capt. 1741, r.-adm. 1758; v.-adm. 1762; c.-in-c. Leeward Is. 1766-70; c.-in-c. Portsmouth 1770-3, 1777-83; adm. 1773.
On 25 Feb. 1771 Lord Sandwich, first lord of the Admiralty, wrote to John Robinson:1
When I saw you last I forgot to talk to you about the borough of Rochester ... I think you may on very reasonable terms get a bad man out and a good man in his room into Parliament.
When William Gordon took the Chiltern Hundreds, Pye stood as Government candidate and was returned after a contes