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Family of Giles EYRE of Eyrecourt and Sophia WALSH

Husband: Giles EYRE of Eyrecourt (bef1764-1830)
Wife: Sophia WALSH ( - )
Marriage 1806 1,2

Husband: Giles EYRE of Eyrecourt

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Name: Giles EYRE of Eyrecourt 2
Sex: Male
Father: Richard EYRE (1722-1780)
Mother: Anchoretta EYRE (bap.1746)
Birth bef 19 Jul 1764
Baptism 19 Jul 1764 (age 0) Eyrecourt, Co. Galway, Ireland 2,3,4
Title Col. 2
Death 1830 (age 65-66) 5,6

Additional Information

Baptism Source 277 page 14 is in conflict as to the mother.

Wife: Sophia WALSH

Name: Sophia WALSH
Sex: Female
Father: Johnathan WALSH ( - )
Mother: -
Baptism Walsh Park, Tipperary, Ireland 1,2

Note on Husband: Giles EYRE of Eyrecourt

Col. Giles Eyre succeeded his uncle Lord Eyre, at Eyrecourt.

Giles was the Colonel of the Galway Militia and Master of the

Galway Hounds, better known as "The Blazers".

He along with two other members of this branch have been listed as notable british eccentrics.

Similar to his cousin Ned he managed to fritter away a large inheritance through excessive spending on such things as keeping forty horses and seventy dogs, a whim of keeping a plate of money outside his door from which beggars could help themselves.

One large expense being his standing for election in 1811. Despite his priviledged background he couldn't read or write and his opponent in the election, a Mr Martin, a astute politician and renowned dualist offered to stand down from the election if Giles signed a document. Giles's inability to read or write meant he had to decline Martins offer and Giles ended up losing the election despite his spending 80,0002

Sources

1Rev A S Hartigan, "Eyre Notes and Queries (#1)" (Rev Allen Stewart Hartigan. MA, TCD,, Broadwell,
Moreton-in-Marsh. Glos., 1911-1918). Page 118. Assessment: Primary evidence.
2Rev A S Hartigan, "Eyrecourt & Eyreville (#277)" (Rev A S Hartigan, Trinity College, Dublin, 1905). Page 14. Assessment: Primary evidence.
3Rev A S Hartigan, "Eyre Notes and Queries (#1)" (Rev Allen Stewart Hartigan. MA, TCD,, Broadwell,
Moreton-in-Marsh. Glos., 1911-1918). Page 117. Assessment: Primary evidence.
4D Eyre, "Parish Records and Monumental Inscriptions, Recipient: As shown, Author Address: Australia, Recipient Address: As shown, Volume: 11P12" (Citation). Pedigree Eyrecourt #0016 dated 11/8/97. Assessment: Primary evidence.
Unknown, Archives Office.
5Giles Eyre of Brickworth, "Conf. J/R data ( 8/97) (#14)" (unknown). Assessment: Primary evidence.
6Rev A S Hartigan, "Eyrecourt & Eyreville (#277)" (Rev A S Hartigan, Trinity College, Dublin, 1905). Page 15. Assessment: Primary evidence.