Sir Robert Sawyer (see here),
Sir Robert was
MP for Chipping Wycombe 1673-1679.
He was knighted 17 Oct 1677.
In 1677 he acquired Highclere and Burghclere, Hampshire. Once the property of Sir William Fitzwilliam (died 1559).
He settled at Highclere. The house was originally a bishop's palace.
Speaker of the House of Commons 1678.
He rebuilt the old palace at Highclere as Highclere Place House in 1679.
Attorney General for England and Wales 1681-1687.
He built a new church at Highclere in 1687-1689. (Since replaced and fallen into ruin.)
MP for Cambridge University 1689-1692. It was a 2 seat constituency. His fellow MP in 1689-90 was Isaac Newton.
He died at his seat at Highclere, 28 July 1692, age 59 yrs
[Funeral Certificate], [parish records].
Monument says age 60 yrs.
He did NOT died 10 July [monument] or 30 July [other sources].
He was buried at the old church, Highclere on 6 Aug 1692 [Funeral Certificate], [parish records].
Monument erected in old church. Monument since moved to the new church.
See Funeral Certificate dated 6 May 1693.
Margaret was bur 26 Sept 1708 at Highclere with her husband.
Sir Robert and Margaret had issue:
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