EYRE, John (1665-1715), of Lincoln's Inn and Brickworth, Wilts.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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23 May 1698 - 1701
1705 - 2 Nov. 1715

Family and Education

bap. 12 Apr. 1665, 2nd s. of Sir Giles Eyre, M.P., justice of the King’s bench, by his 1st w. Dorothy, da. of Sir John Ryves of Ranston, Dorset. educ. Merton, Oxf. 1682; L. Inn 1682, called 1688, bencher 1715. unm.

Offices Held


In 1605 Giles Eyre, of an ancient Wiltshire family, bought the estate of Brickworth, near the borough of Downton, in which he and his descendants developed a strong interest. His great-grandson John Eyre, a Whig lawyer, sat for Downton in eight Parliaments till his death, 2 Nov. 1715, commemorated as ‘a lover of liberty and independence, [who] served his country at his own expense and not ... himself at the expense of his country’.1

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: R. S. Lea


  • 1. Wilts. N. & Q. v. 97-101.