Vice Admiral Thomas Pye

1713 - 26th Dec 1785


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.

Note: the History of Parliament gives his birth year as 1713 while the Oxford DNB gives it as 1708/1709.


T71/877 Antigua claim no 1051. [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=""> [accessed 21/08/2013].

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Married but no further details
Sailor (Royal Navy) then politician

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£412 7s 6d
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Rochester Kent
1771 - 1774

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Uncle → Nephew
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Francis was married to Mary nee Aston who was Thomas Pye's...