Thomas Eyre (Jesuit)

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Thomas Eyre (1670–1715) was an English Jesuit.

Eyre was born on 23 December 1670 to a family settled at Eastwell, Leicestershire. He studied at the College of St. Omer, was admitted into the Society of Jesus in 1687, and was professed of the four vows on 8 March 1705–06.[clarification needed]

He was chaplain to the court of the exiled James II at the Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye; became professor of theology at Liège (1701–04); and in 1712 was socius (a sort of secretary and chief of staff) to a Provincial (regional administrator) of his Order. He died in London on 9 November 1715. Dr Kirk believed him to be concerned in a biography of James II.[1]


  1. ^  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain"Eyre, Thomas (1670-1715)". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.