William EYRE (bap.1614, bur.1669)

Name: William EYRE
Sex: Male
Father: -
Mother: -

Individual Events and Attributes

Baptism 1614 Brickworth, Wiltshire 1,2
Burial 30 Jan 1669 Melksham, Wiltshire 1,3

Individual Note

was Rector of St. Edmund's Salisbury. As his family were

politically involved with the Parliamentarian Party, so his

religious feelings were naturally with the Independents. He was

a Commissioner for Wilts, for the ejection of such that were

called,"scandalous and ignorant and insufficient ministers". On

the restoration of Charles II. hewas deprived of his "Living",

and retired to Melksham, where he died.1


1Rev A S Hartigan, "Eyre Notes and Queries (#1)" (Rev Allen Stewart Hartigan. MA, TCD,, Broadwell,
Moreton-in-Marsh. Glos., 1911-1918). Page 83.
2Rev A S Hartigan, "Eyrecourt & Eyreville (#277)" (Rev A S Hartigan, Trinity College, Dublin, 1905). Page 11.
3Sir Richard Colt Hoare, Bart, "History of Modern Wiltshire, Volume 5Hundred of Alderbury and Frustfield.(#269)" (1820). Pedigree Eyre Frust No 2 Page 56.