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Brickworth branch of the Eyre Family
Giles Eyre was the founder of the Brickworth and Irish branches of the family. He was High Sherrif of Wiltshire in 1640. He wasa strong supporter of the Parliamentarian Party and suffered on account of his opinions. He and three of his sons were on the side of Cromwell and two of them John and Edward accompanied the Cromwellian General Ludlow to Ireland and founded the Irish branch in Eyrecourt and Eyreville.