The Right Honble. Sr. Robert Eyre Kt. Lord Chief Justice of his Majesties Court of Comon Pleas &c. 1725.
Rare mezzotint. Mounted on an album page. Image 350 x 248mm. 13¾ x 9¾". Cut and laid on sheet. Some glue staining to the corners.
Sir Robert Eyre (1666-1735) was an English lawyer, who served as Solicitor-General and then as a judge, ultimately as Chief Justice of the Common Pleas. Eyre served as Solicitor-General from 1708 to 1710. In 1710, he was appointed a puisne judge of the Court of Queen's Bench. In 1718, he gave an opinion favouring the view of the Prince of Wales, rather than that of the king over the education of the prince's children, and was therefore passed over for promotion to be Lord Chief Justice of King's Bench. However, he was appointed Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer in 1723 and then appointed as Chief Justice of the Common Pleas in 1725, a post in which he served until his death. He also served as Member of Parliament for Southampton from 1727 until 1729.
From the Belton House Collection assembled in the 18th Century by the Rt. Hon. John Ld. Brownlow, Baron Charleville, & Viscount Tyrconnel in the Kingdom of Ireland. Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lenno
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