About John Byron
- A History and Genealogy of the Families of Bayard, Houstoun of Georgia: And ... (1919)
- The ancestor1 of this ancient line was Ralph du Burum, Burun, Biron, or Byron, of Horstan Castle, living in 1086, who was the possessor of several Lordships, and from whom Lord Byron, the famous poet, descends. His son Hugh du Burun, Lord of Horstan Castle, County Derby, had a son Hugh du Burun, Lord of Horstan Castle, temp. Henry II., and he had a son, Sir Roger or Ralph de Burun, living 1216, who married Nicola de Verdon, daughter of Roland de Verdon, and had Robert de Byron (the name appears to have at this time been changed to Byron), who married Cecelia Clayton, an heiress, daughter of Theirass, son of Richard Clayton of Clayton, County Lancaster. By this marriage Robert de Byron had : Robert de Byron, Lord of Clayton, living 1189, who married Maud, living 1292, and had: John de Byron, Lord of Clayton, Governor of York, who obtained Rochdale by marriage. He was living 1295 ; married Jean or Joan, living 1300, heiress of Rochdale, stated to be the widow of Sir Robert Holland and daughter of Sir Baldwin Thias or Sir Baldwin Teutonicus or de Tyas, and had Sir John de Byron, Lord of Clayton, living 1318, who married Alice Banastre, cousin and heiress of Robert Banastre of Hyndelay, County Lancaster, and had : Sir Richard de Byron, M. P., Lord of Clayton and Codenay, living 1308-1348, died ante 1349, who by his second marriage, to Elizabeth, had Sir James Byron, died ante 1350 ; married Elizabeth Berwake, Barnake or Barnack2 and had :
- I. Sir John Byron, knighted by Edward III., Siege of Calais.
- II. Sir Richard Byron, married Joan de Colewick, second
- daughter and co-heiress of William de Colewick of Colewick, Nottingham, who married Joan de Peehe, daughter of John de Peche and Alice Hayward, daughter of Sir William Hayward and Joan de Huntingfield, daughter of Sir Savir de Huntingfield.
- By this marriage there was Sir John de Byron of Clayton, Member of Parliament 1428, who married Marjory, daughter of John Booth of Barton, son of John Booths by a daughter of Sir Henry Trafford of Trafford ; son of Sir Thomas Booth of Barton by Ellen, daughter of Thomas de Workesley of Workesley ; son of John Booth by Agnes Barton, daughter of Sir Gilbert de Barton ; son of William Booth, living 1275, by Sibil, daughter of Sir Ralph de Bereton ; son of Adam de Booth or Booths.
- Sir John Byron of Clayton and Marjory Booth had issue:
- 1. Richard Byron.
- 2. Sir Nicholas Byron, married a daughter of Sir John Boteler of Beausay, and was ancestor of Lord Byron.
- 3. Margaret Byron, married first, Sir William Atherton ; married second. Sir Maurice Berkeley. (She perhaps married third, Sir John de Assheton as his second wife).
- 4. Elizabeth Byron, married Thomas Assheton.
- 5. Jane Byron, married William Radclyffe.
- 6. Catharine Byron, married William Brereton.
- 7. Helena Byron, married ___
- Of this marriage of Sir John Byron was a Margaret or Mary Byron who, according to authorities cited below, married Sir John de Assheton1 as his second wife. Sir John de Assheton's son by first marriage, Thomas Assheton, married Elizabeth Byron.
- Note. — Sir John Byron had a daughter Margaret or Mary who, according to both Burke and Foster, married as his second wife Sir John de Assheton, as heretofore stated. Foster says daughter of John Byron, Esq., of Clayton ; Burke says Sir John of Clayton. Other authority places her as daughter of Sir John Byron by Alice Boteler, but it was the son Nicholas who married Alice Boteler. See Robertson et Durbin.