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

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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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.; bro. of Thomas Pye.  educ. Balliol, Oxf. 1725.  m. 1743, Mary, da. of Rev. David James, rector of Woughton, Bucks., 3s. 1da.  suc. fa. 1749.

Offices Held


Pye is not known ever to have spoken during his twenty years in Parliament. He was classed as a Tory by Dupplin in 1754, and again in Bute’s list of December 1761; and appears in Fox’s list of Members favouring the peace preliminaries. In the autumn of 1763 he was classed by Jenkinson as ‘pro’, but on 18 Feb. 1764 voted against Government on general warrants—his only recorded vote. In July 1765 Rockingham classed him as ‘doubtful’.

Pye died 2 Mar. 1766, leaving his son H. J. Pye the Faringdon estate encumbered with debts to the amount of £50 000.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: John Brooke


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