PYE, Henry (1709-66), of Faringdon, Berks.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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26 Nov. 1746 - 2 Mar. 1766

Family and Education

b. 29 July 1709,1 1st s. of Henry Pye of Faringdon by his 2nd w. Anne, da. of Sir Benjamin Bathurst, M.P., sis. of Benjamin Bathurst. educ. Balliol, Oxf. 1725. m. 1743, Mary, da. of Rev. David James, rector of Woughton, Bucks., 3s. 1da. suc. fa. 1749.

Offices Held


Pye, whose great-grandfather, Sir Robert Pye, auditor of the Exchequer under James I and Charles I, bought Faringdon in 1623, represented his county as a Tory without opposition till his death, 2 Mar. 1766, leaving his son, H.J. Pye, M.P., the poet laureate, an estate encumbered with debts amounting to £50,000.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Sir Lewis Namier


  • 1. Noble, Mem. House of Cromwell, ii. 110.