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Authorised form of nameWyche; Sir; Cyril (c1632 - 1707); lawyer and politician
Other forms of nameWych, Sir Cyril
Wich, Sir Cyril
SurnameWyche
ForenamesCyril
Datesc1632 - 1707
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Constantinople, Turkey, Ottoman Empire (c.1632)
Death:
Poynings Manor, Hockwold, Norfolk, England, Europe (29 December 1707)
Burial:
St Peter's Church, Hockwold, Norfolk, England, Europe
ActivityEducation:
Westminster school; Christ Church, Oxford (BA 1653; MA 1655; DCL 1665); Gray's Inn (1657)
Career:
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)
Honours:
Kt 1660
Memberships:
Dublin Philosophical Society (1684)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Original Fellow
Election Date:
20/05/1663
Council:
PRS 1683-1684; VP 1682; 1686; 1690; 1695; 1703-1704
Committee appointments include:
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 RSActivity:
Asked 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.
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; Foster; ODNB; Dictionary of Irish Biography
References:
K Theodore Hoppen, 'The Royal Society and Ireland. II' in NR 1965 vol 20 pp 78-99
Notes:
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
P/0279Portrait of Wyche, Cyrilc.1700
DM/5/12ANote on an order of the Council relating to the payment of arrears at Michaelmas 16735 January 1673
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