Benjamin Pye LL.D. (1726 - 1808) was Archdeacon of Durham from 1791 to 1808.[1]

Pye was educated at New College, Oxford.[2] He was Rector of Whitburn from 1769 to 1791.[3] He married (and was the second husband of) Elizabeth Bathurst-Sleigh 3rd daughter of Mary, who in turn was the second child of Charles Bathurst, MP for Richmond 1727.[4]

According to (Sir) Cuthbert Sharp in his The Bishoprick Garland[5] Benjamin Pye wrote the second "Stockton's Commendation".[6]

He died on 26 March 1808.[7]

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  1. ^ "Abstract of Will of Benjamin Pye, Doctor of laws, Archdeacon of Durham of Easington,..." National Archives. 27 April 1808. Retrieved 27 January 2020.
  2. ^ Alumni Oxonienses: The Members of the University of Oxford, 1715-1886 Foster, J (Ed) Volume 3 p1165; Oxford and London: Parker and Co,1888-1891
  3. ^ "British history online".
  4. ^ History of the commoners of England and Ireland Volume II BY John Burke 1835.
  5. ^ The Bishoprick Garland page 63
  6. ^ Words
  7. ^ 'Births, Deaths, Marriages and Obituaries' The Lancaster Gazette and General Advertiser, for Lancashire, Westmorland, &c. (Lancaster, England), Saturday, 2 April 1808; Issue 355