WHO ARE THESE "EYRES"?
Here are words defining the Eyres/Ayres, by George Bucher Ayres, taken from the Pennsylvania Archives, Series Three:
however it may [be] spelled -- Eyre, Ayre, Ayer, Ayres, etc., -- is
derived from county Wiltshire, England.
A branch, too, which emigrated to Ireland, attained the Peerage of the Kingdom." The foregoing references include Sir William Ayre, who was one of fifty persons constituting the body guard of Henry VIII., and Sir Gervase Eyre, who was slain in defending Newark Castle, for Charles I.; the peerage is now extinct by failure of issue.
From this point, the history related proceeds to Samuel Ayres (Eyre or Eyres), and his descendants and their history (Samuel emigrated to America about 1744, landing in Philadelphia].
A Short Account of the Eyres of EyreCourt, Eyerville and Co. Galway, Ireland (REV. ALLEN STEWART HARTIGAN, M.A., TRINITY COLLEGE, DUBLIN.)
John Eyre (Col)TITLE: Col. BAPTISM: 22 Feb 1623, Brickworth, Wiltshire, England
DEATH: 22 Apr 1685, Church of Donanaught. (Ireland)WILL: 13 Mar 1685
John EYRE (Member of Parliament)BAPTISM: 1659, Clonfert, Galway, Ireland
BAPTISM: 1677, Eyrecourt, Galway, Co. Galway, IrelandDEATH: Oct 1745
WILL: 27 Sep 1743Begot
Giles EYRE & Mary COX (MARRIAGE: 30 Dec 1717, Cork, Ireland
BAPTISM: 1697, Killaloe, IrelandDEATH: 17 Jan 1750, Eyrecourt, Galway, Co. Galway, Ireland
Father: Giles EYRE
Richard Cumberland describes Lord Eyre of Eyrecourt
in the 1770s as "dividing the day to give the
afternoon much the largest share of it. During which from
an early dinner to the hour of rest he never left his
chair nor did the claret ever quit the table. His lordship
was not very curious. He had no books and not one of the
windows of his castle was made to open, but luckily he had
no liking for fresh air. For sport he would organise a
cock fight in the hall. From supper till morning he would
drink rum shrub to keep down the claret."
Richard EYRE (Capt.)
Giles EYRE (Col.)
Nance EYREBAPTISM: 1838, Eyrecourt, Galway, Co. Galway, Ireland
Father: John EYRE
Jane MOORE (GGG Niece of Lord EYRE)
Father: Butler Dunboyne MOORE
MARRIAGE: 1836 To:
Richard Booth EYRE (Rev.) (Grandson of Richard EYRE (Capt.), Brother of Lord Eyre)
Father: Richard EYRE D.D.
Family 2 : Honora Louisa Madeline Norah BUTSON
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