PYE, Sir Robert. 17289



Lower section only of a Treasury warrant, bearing a signed annotation by Robert Pye. 3 x 8 inches. c.1631. Sir Robert Pye (1585–1662) was an English courtier, administrator and politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1621 and 1629. He supported the Royalist cause in the English Civil War. As a supporter of the King, Pye was deprived of his office in 1642. During the Civil War, he garrisoned his mansion at Faringdon for the Royalists, and it was stoutly besieged, by his own son, Robert who was fighting for Parliament. Following the Restoration, Pye was restored to his post as Auditor of the Receipt of the Exchequer.