Vice Admiral Thomas Pye

1713 - 26th Dec 1875


Biography

Second son of Henry Pye of Farringdon, Berkshire, and his wife Anne nee Bathurst. Naval officer; MP for Rochester 1771-1775. Brother of Henry Pye, MP for Berkshire 1747-1766.

In 1770, Francis Grant Gordon had granted a bond of £6000 to Sir Willoughby Aston and Thomas Pye, Vice Admiral, to secure an annuity of £200 p.a. to Mary Grant Gordon. On Francis Grant Gordon's death, Sir Willoughby Aston went to court in Antigua to gain a judgement on the bond (to secure it against the plantation?). The enslaved persons went to Mary Grant Gordon in lieu of the annuity for Antigua claim no. 1051.

Sources

T71/877 Antigua claim no 1051.

http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1754-1790/member/pye-thomas-1713-85 [accessed 21/08/2013].

Roger Knight, ‘Pye, Sir Thomas (1708/9–1785)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2004) at a href="http://www.oxforddnb.com/templates/article.jsp?articleid=22923&back=">http://www.oxforddnb.com/templates/article.jsp?articleid=22923&back= [accessed 21/08/2013].


Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish
Spouse
Married but no further details
Occupation
Sailor (Royal Navy) then politician

Associated Claims (1)

£412 7S 6D
Other association

Legacies Summary

Political (1)

MP
 
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Rochester Kent
1771 - 1774

Relationships (4)

Brother-in-laws
Uncle → Nephew
Uncle → Niece
Other relatives
Notes →
Francis was married to Mary nee Aston who was Thomas Pye's...