Henry Lyon (c.1623 - 1707)

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Birthplace: Glen Lyon, Perthsire, Scotland
Death: Died in Newark, New Jersey, United States
Managed by: Kate Sullivan
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About Henry Lyon

It hasn’t been confirmed when Henry arrived in New England, but there is a record of a Henry Lyon being allotted three acres of land in 1639. It has been confirmed that Henry’s name first shows up in Milford, CT. in 1648. From Milford, Henry went then went to Fairfield, in 1652. Later in 1666, he moved to New Milford, renamed New-Ark, now Newark, as a founder and first treasurer. Finally in 1673, with his son, Thomas, he moved to Elizabethtown where he became a merchant of extensive interests and a large landowner (including one hundred acres of upland, known as Lyons Farms). He became a member of the general assembly in 1675, and a justice of the peace in 1681. He married twice and had 10 children. -------------------- See http://dgmweb.net/genealogy/Pedigrees/0/Bush/27-00-DanielCoe.shtml for lots more information Also http://dgmweb.net/genealogy/FGS/L/LyonHenry-ElizabethBateman-Mary_.shtml

Much controversy whether Henry was from Scotland or from England

Still more info on Henry Lyon at: http://dgmweb.net/genealogy/5/Lyon/LyonHome.shtml

And yet more info at: http://www.sallysfamilyplace.com/Wheeler/lyonh.htm

1649 - Henry Lyon appears in Milford, CT where he is first on record Feb 24 1649 when he was admitted to Milford Church. He married 4 May 1652, Elizabeth, daughter of William Bateman of Fairfield CT and was granted a home lot there. May 28, 1654 he was dismissed from Milford to Fairfield Church. In 1666 he came to Newark, NJ as one of its founders with the Milford Colonists. At Newark he was the first Treasurer and first Keeper of the Ordinary. In 1673-4 he removed to Elizabethtown, where he was a large land owner and a merchant of extensive interests. Nov 5, 1675 he was a Member of the General Assembly. August 11, 1681 he was appointed Justice of the Peace, [in the Colonial period equivalent to Judge of the Supreme Court.] February 4, 1661 he was Judge of Small Causes: February 28, 1681, a member of the Governor's Council; December 1682. Commissioner; November 26 1684 Representative in the Council of the Governor, etc. etc. Among his lands was 100 acres of upland since known as Lyons Farms. He married a second wife, Mary C _____ about 1689-90. Returned to Newark 1696 and died there in 1702/03 [or1707/08].

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Henry Lyon's Timeline

1623
1623
Perthsire, Scotland
1652
May 4, 1652
Age 29
Fairfield, CT, USA
1652
Age 29
Fairfield, CT, USA
1654
1654
Age 31
Fairfield, Fairfield County, CT, USA
1655
1655
Age 32
Fairfield, Fairfield, CT
1658
1658
Age 35
Fairfield, CT
1662
1662
Age 39
Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut
1665
1665
Age 42
Newark NJ
1668
1668
Age 45
Newark, NJ, USA
1670
1670
Age 47
Newark, Province of New Jersey, British America