'Eyre' can also refer to...

Adam Eyre (1614—1661) parliamentarian army officer

Anne Eyre (1613—1681) account keeper

Bolton Meredith Eyres Monsell (1881—1969) politician

Charles Eyre (1784—1864) writer

Charles Petre Eyre (1817—1902) Roman Catholic archbishop of Glasgow

Denys Eyre Lankester Haynes (1913—1994) museum curator

Edmund John Eyre (1767—1816) playwright

Edward Eyre Hunt (1885—1953)

Edward John Eyre (1815—1901) explorer and colonial governor

Eyre & Spottiswoode

Eyre All Alone

Eyre, Annette

Eyre Coote (1759—1823) army officer and colonial administrator

Eyre Crowe (1824—1910) painter

Eyre Evans Crowe (1799—1868) historian and journalist

Eyre, Lake

Eyre Massey (1719—1804) army officer

Francis Eyre (c. 1732—1804) Roman Catholic apologist

Frank Eyre (1910—1988)

Grace Eyre Woodhead (1864—1936) philanthropist and mental health reformer

Hedges Eyre Chatterton (1819—1910) judge

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James Eyre (1748—1813) philologist

Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

Janieta Eyre (b. 1966)

John Eyre (1754—1803) evangelical and Church of England clergyman

justices in Eyre

Keepers of Lake Eyre (South Australia)


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The General Eyre, which probably dates from the reign of Henry I and is believed to derive its name from the Latin iter, was a commission issued by the king to officials of the curia regis, who travelled round the kingdom every few years. The powers given to the justices under the Commission of the General Eyre were extremely wide. Although not at first oppressive, the General Eyre became unpopular and in the 14th cent. faded away.

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