John Pye 1626-1697

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Sir John PYE, 1st baronet 1626-97

Armorial stamp of Sir John Pye (British Armorial Bindings)

Biographical Note

Of Hone, Devon and son of Sir Robert Pye; he inherited estates in Staffordshire and Derbyshire and was created a baronet in 1665.


Two books are recorded in the armorials database with armorial stamps (same design, different sizes) attributed to the elder Sir Robert, and two with a different (quartered) design, attributed to Sir John. The wills of neither men include any references to books; residues of goods and chattels were left simply to their main heirs (sons or wives). It is not known how large their libraries were.

Characteristic Markings

The main evidence is the armorial stamps. C.67.b.24 in the British Library, with the stamp attributed to Sir John, has extensive underlining and marginal marking throughout in red crayon.