Pye, Robert, Sir (1585 -1662)
Sir Robert Pye was Remembrancer of the Exchequer in July 1618. He was knighted 13 July 1621, and bought the manor of Faringdon in Berkshire from the Unton family. He was Member of Parliament for Woodstock in the Long Parliament. He contributed £1,000 towards the recovery of Ireland, and supported Parliament after the breach with the King. According to Ben Jonson, in his early life, Sir Robert “loved the muses”. He married Mary, daughter and coheir of John Croker of Batsford in Gloucestershire.