Robert EYRE

Father: 17th._Century EYRES

Family 1: Anne SMITH
  1. William EYRE

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!SOURCE: BURKE'S AMERICAN FAMILIES WITH BRITISH ANCESTRY, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1975, p. 2677. Robert Eyre (a member of the ancient Wiltshire family of that name descended from Humphrey le Heyr, of Bromham, Wilts, who went to the Holy Land with King Richard I -- see Eyre, of St. John's Wood), the Founder of this branch of the family in America, left England in 1682 and settled in Bethel Township, Penna., where he managed the plantation of his father-in-law, Francis Smith (who purchased, in 1681, 5,000 acres of land from William Penn), until his arrival in America in 1686, b. nr. Devizes, Wilts, 30 Jan. 1649; m. 1682, Anne (d. 1726), dau. of Francis Smith, of Devizes, and had issue, a son.

!NOTE: Father may be Thomas Eyre, Governor of Devizes, keeper of the person of King Charles I, prisoner, 1645, at Hurst Castle, outside of Devizes. This Robert was born the day Charles I was executed. He emigrated to Chester and Delaware Counties, having married the daughter of Francis Smith, of Kennett, who had a Penn Land grant. (From Barbarann Ayars, Medina, OH, TheBestDigger@@aol.com).


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