Walter Pye (Royalist)
Pye was the son of Walter Pye of The Mynde at Much Dewchurch in Herefordshire. In 1628 he was elected Member of Parliament for Brecon and sat until 1629 when King Charles decided to rule without parliament for eleven years.
In April 1640, Pye was elected MP for Herefordshire in the Short Parliament. He was High Steward of Leominster. He was a supporter of the King and on this account was deprived of his office in 1648.
Pye married Elizabeth, daughter of John Sanders, and had three children. The children remained Catholic and his son Walter maintained allegiance to the exiled Stuarts and lived on the continent where he was given the title Lord Kilpec.
- Burke, John (1835). A genealogical and heraldic history of the commoners of Great Britain and Ireland, enjoying territorial possessions or high official rank; but uninvested with heritable honour. 1. London, H. Colburn. p. 351.
- Willis, Browne (1750). Notitia Parliamentaria, Part II: A Series or Lists of the Representatives in the several Parliaments held from the Reformation 1541, to the Restoration 1660 ... London. pp. 229–239.
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