EYRE, Robert I, of Salisbury, Wilts. and Southampton.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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Family and Education

yr. s. of John Eyre of Wedhampton by his 2nd w. Jane, da. of John Cuffe of Broughton Gifford; half-bro. of John Eyre I. m. (1) Elizabeth, wid. of Thomas Fawshire of Southampton, s.p.; (2) Jane or Jean, wid. of George Tourney of Salisbury and Motcombe, Dorset, 1s. Thomas; (3) Edith, wid. of William Kynte or Knite of Salisbury.1

Offices Held

One of the 48 of Salisbury 1540, of the 24, 1555-65; mayor 1558-9; common councilman, Southampton by 1566, mayor 1566.


Eyre was a Salisbury merchant about whom little is known after he moved to Southampton in about 1565. The 1st Earl of Pembroke was presumably responsible for his return at Weymouth.2

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: Roger Virgoe


  • 1. Hoare, Wilts. Frustifield, 56.
  • 2. Salisbury ledger bk. 1452-1567, ff. 292b, 313a, 319a; Third Bk. of Remembrance (Soton Rec. Ser. iii), 98.