Robert Pye (Royalist)
Pye was the son of Roger Pye of The Mynde at Much Dewchurch in Herefordshire. He became Auditor of the Receipt of the Exchequer under King James I in 1620. In 1621 he was elected Member of Parliament for Bath and was re-elected for Bath in 1624. In 1625 he was elected MP for Ludgershall and in 1626 he was elected MP for Westminster. He was elected MP for Grampound in 1628. He purchased the manor and estate of Faringdon, then in Berkshire from the Unton family.
Pye was a supporter of the King and on this account was deprived of his office in 1642. During the Civil War, he garrisoned his mansion at Faringdon for the Royalists, and it was stoutly besieged, by his own son, Robert who espoused the Parliamentary cause.
- Robert (ca. 1620–1701), his heir, supported Parliament in the Civil War
- John (1626–1697), who lived at Hone, in Derbyshire, and became a baronet with the creation of the Baronetcy Pye of Leckhampstead on 27 April 1641.
- Mary (fl. 1641–1697), became a nonconformist patron and political activist, and married George Speke (1623–1689).
- Anne, married Edward Phelips
Pye's brother Walter Pye was also an MP.
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