Walter Pye (lawyer)
Sir Walter Pye (1571 – 26 December 1635) of The Mynde, was an English barrister, courtier, administrator and politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1621 and 1629.
He was elected MP for Scarborough in 1597. He was favoured by Buckingham and was made justice in Glamorgan, Breconshire and Radnorshire on 8 February 1617. In 1621 he became attorney-general of the Court of Wards. Also in 1621 he was elected Member of Parliament for Brecon. He was re-elected for Brecon in 1624 and in 1625. In 1626 he was elected MP for Brecon and for Herefordshire and chose to sit for Herefordshire. He was re-elected MP for Herefordshire in 1628 and sat until 1629 when King Charles decided to rule without parliament for eleven years. He was knighted at Whitehall on 29 June 1630.
Pye died at the age of 64 and was buried at Much Dewchurch where there is an elaborate alabaster monument to his memory.
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|Parliament of England|
|Member of Parliament for Scarborough
With: Thomas Posthumous Hoby
Sir John Crompton
|Member of Parliament for Brecon
Sir Henry Lynde
|Member of Parliament for Herefordshire
With: Sir Robert Harley 1626
Sir GIles Bridges 1628-1629
Parliament suspended until 1640