EYRE, Robert (c.1693-1752), of Newhouse, Wilts.
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Family and Education
b. c.1693, 1st s. of Sir Robert Eyre, M.P., of Newhouse, c.j. of the common pleas, by Elizabeth, da. of Edward Rudge of Warley, Essex. educ. L. Inn 1710, called 1723. m. Mary, da. of William Fellowes of Eggesford, Devon, 1s. suc. fa. 1735.
Recorder, Southampton 1723-42; commr. of excise 1729-d.
Eyre was the son of an eminent lawyer, whom he succeeded as recorder of Southampton. Returned for Southampton in 1727, he voted with the Administration on the civil list arrears in 1729. In the following May he vacated his seat on being appointed a commissioner of excise. He was elected one of the trustees of the Georgia Society on 21 Mar. 1734 and a common councillor of it on 17 Mar. 1737.1 He died 14 Dec. 1752.
Ref Volumes: 1715-1754
Author: Paula Watson
- 1. HMC Egmont Diary, ii. 66, 372.