Authorised form of nameWyche; Sir; Cyril (c1632 - 1707); lawyer and politician
Other forms of surnameWich
Datesc1632 - 1707
Place of birthConstantinople, Turkey, Ottoman Empire
Date of birthc1632
Place of deathPoynings Manor, Hockwold, Norfolk, England, Europe
Date of death29 December 1707
Dates and placesBurial:
St Peter's Church, Hockwold, Norfolk, England, Europe
Westminster school; Christ Church, Oxford (BA 1653; MA 1655; DCL 1665); Gray's Inn (1657)
Called to the Bar (1670); one of the six Clerks in Chancery (1662-1675); Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (1676; 1677-1685; 1692); MP for Callington, Cornwall (1661-1678), for East Grinstead (1681), for Saltash (1685-1687), and for Preston (1702-1705); Gentleman of the Privy Chamber (1690-1702);Lord Justice for chief governorship of Ireland (1693); Trustee for Irish forfeitures (1700)
Kt 1660
Dublin Philosophical Society (1684)
Membership categoryOriginal Fellow
Date of election20/05/1663
Royal Society activityRoyal Society roles:
PRS 1683-1684; VP 1682; 1686; 1690; 1695; 1703-1704
Committee and panels:
Mechanical Committee (1664) ; Committee for Correspondence (1664) ; Committee to make a catalogue of natural curiosities and books of the Royal Society and other possessions (1676)
Other Royal Society activityAsked to contribute to the building for the Society's College (1668)
RelationshipsParents: Sir Peter Wyche and Jane Meredith
Siblings: Sir Peter Wyche (FRS 1663)
Married: 1) Elizabeth Jermyn; 2) Susanna Norreys; 3) Mary Evelyn (niece of John Evelyn FRS 1663)
Children: 1) four children
General contextDuring his political career, Wyche was involved in a variety of committees and reported to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, the Earl of Essex, on parliamentary proceedings, in particular in regard to the ban on Irish cattle imports. After the Revolution 1688, he was still appointed to Court and worked in Ireland under William III. His appointment as trustee to oversee the sale of forfeited estates under the provisions of the Act of Resumption 1700 was praised by peers.
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; Foster; ODNB; Dictionary of Irish Biography
Hoppen, K T. 1965. 'The Royal Society and Ireland. II', in Notes and Records, vol. 20, pp. 78-99
The election date is Wyche's re-election date into the Society after the grant of the second charter in April 1663. All Fellows admitted in a two-month window after this charter, until 22 June 1663, are considered Original Fellows. He was previously admitted into the Society on 28 August 1661.
Royal Society codeNA3132
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
NLB/11/750Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to the Director, National Portrait Gallery, 20 Great George Street, S.W.1 October 1895
MS/390/28Bond of Sir Cyril Wyche to the Treasurer of the Royal Society30 November 1674
DM/5/71Recommendation that seven persons (named) 'do take into their Custody all the Rarities, bookes and other goods and chattells belonging to the Royall Society'17th century
DM/5/12ANote on an order of the Council relating to the payment of arrears at Michaelmas 16735 January 1673
P/0279Portrait of Wyche, Cyril1690s
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