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Nicknames: "Nicholas Byron"
Birthplace: Probably Clayton, Lancashire, England
Death: Died
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About Nicholas Byron, Kt.

  • Sir Nicholas Byron
  • M, #47903, b. circa 1418, d. after 1459
  • Father Sir John Byron b. 1387, d. 1442
  • Mother Margaret Booth b. c 1380, d. c 1460
  • Sir Nicholas Byron was born circa 1418 at of Clayton, Lancashire, England. He married Alice Boteler, daughter of Sir John Boteler, Baron of Warrington and Isabel Harington, circa 1442. Sir Nicholas Byron died after 1459.1
  • Family Alice Boteler b. c 1421
  • Child
    • Alice Byron+2 b. c 1450
  • Citations
  • 1.[S11572] The Lineage and Ancestry of H.R.H. Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, by Gerald Paget, Vol. II, p. 282.
  • 2.[S61] Unknown author, Family Group Sheets, Family History Archives, SLC.
  • From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p1594.htm#i47903
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  • Sir Nicholas Byron1
  • M, #197185
  • Last Edited=12 Jun 2006
  • Sir Nicholas Byron is the son of Sir John Byron and Margery Booth.2 He married Alice Butler, daughter of Sir John Butler.1
  • Child of Sir Nicholas Byron and Alice Butler
    • 1.Sir Nicholas Byron+2
  • Citations
  • 1.[S37] Volume 1, page 630. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  • 2.[S37] See. [S37]
  • From: http://www.thepeerage.com/p19719.htm#i197185
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  • Sir Nicholas Byron1
  • M, #589078
  • Last Edited=28 Oct 2012
  • Child of Sir Nicholas Byron
    • 1.Alice Byron+2
  • Citations
  • 1.[S37] Volume 3, page 3828. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  • 2.[S37] See. [S37]
  • From: http://www.thepeerage.com/p58908.htm#i589078
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  • BYRON, Sir John (1386-1450), of Clayton, Lancs. and South Stoke, Lincs.
  • b.c.1386, s. and h. of Sir Richard Byron (d. 7 June 1397) of Clayton by his w. Joan Colwick (d. 8 Oct. 1426) of Colwick, Notts. and South Stoke. m. Margery (d.c.1460), da. of John Booth I*, at least 5s. (1 d.v.p.), 5da. Kntd. by 1415.1
  • ..... In 1446 a commission of inquiry was set up by the council of the duchy of Lancaster to examine charges of malfeasance laid against Byron as sheriff of Lancashire (a post which had been bestowed on him for life in 1437, and which from 1444 he held jointly with his younger son, Nicholas, in survivorship). .... Legal proceedings were begun immediately, and although Byron managed to retain the shrievalty, it is worth noting that henceforward Nicholas alone discharged such official duties as the holding of parliamentary elections. ....
  • .... In June 1452 William Bassett of Staffordshire offered guarantees of 1,000 marks that he would not challenge the title of two of Byron’s four surviving sons, Nicholas and Ralph, in their inheritance. Although he was, in fact, one of Byron’s younger children, it was to Nicholas that most of the family property descended, and his own son, John, subsequently fell heir to the entire estate.
  • From: http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1386-1421/member/byron-sir-john-1386-1450
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  • Although a 'manor' of DROYLSDEN is spoken of in the 16th century the word seems to have been used improperly. The only manor in the township was that of CLAYTON, for four centuries the seat of the Byron family. (fn. 19) To Robert de Byron the elder Robert Grelley, between 1194 and1212, granted fourteen oxgangs of his demesne of Manchester to be held by the service of half a knight. (fn. 20) The original grant was of Clayton and Barnetby; this was increased by land in Tunstead and two oxgangs of land in Failsworth, but Tunstead was soon afterwards surrendered. (fn. 21)
  • Robert de Byron married Cecily, and had several sons; (fn. 22) in 1212 Robert's heirs were in possession of his lands; but one son, Robert, who appears to have been the eldest, afterwards surrendered all his rights to his brother Richard, (fn. 23) and it was this Richard who had a grant of the king's moiety of Failsworth. Richard de Byron's name occurs as early as 1203; (fn. 24) several grants by and to him are known. (fn. 25)
  • The next known (fn. 26) in possession of Clayton was John de Byron, later a knight, who appears all through the latter part of the 13th century. (fn. 27) He was son of Richard, (fn. 28) probably a second bearer of the name. Sir John married Joan, with whom he had lands in the parish of Rochdale. (fn. 29) He acquired also the estate of Royton. (fn. 30) He and his wife Joan were still living in 1298. (fn. 31) He had a son John. (fn. 32) Sir John de Byron died before Easter, 1318, (fn. 33) and his widow Alice afterwards married John de Strickland. (fn. 34) Sir Richard, son of Sir John, succeeded; in 1308 he had obtained a grant of free warren for his demesne lands of Clayton, Butterworth, Royton, and other manors; (fn. 35) by his wife Agnes he had sons, James and John, (fn. 36) and he died about 1347. Sir James, the succeeding lord of Clayton, who died about five years later, left two sons, Sir John (fn. 37) and Sir Richard; and the former, who took part in the battle of Crecy and the siege of Calais, (fn. 38) dying without issue, was followed by his brother in 1380. (fn. 39)
  • Sir Richard by his marriage with Joan de Colwick increased the family estates. (fn. 40) He died in June 1397, holding the manor of Clayton, and lands in Royton, Butterworth, Woodhouses in Ashton, and others outside Lancashire; John, the son and heir, was then only ten years of age, (fn. 41) and his wardship was granted to Sir John Ashton. (fn. 42) A settlement of lands in Droylsden was in 1415 made on the occasion of the marriage of Sir John Byron's daughter Elizabeth with Thomas son of Sir John Ashton. (fn. 43) Sir John is stated to have married Margery daughter of Sir John Booth of Barton, by whom he had three sons and five daughters. (fn. 44) He acquired lands in Blackley from Lord La Warre and in Gorton from Sir Robert Booth; (fn. 45) in 1435 he did homage to Nicholas Thorley, one of the feoffees of Lord La Warre; (fn. 46) and in 1440 he made a settlement of his lands in the counties of Lancaster, Lincoln, and Northampton. (fn. 47) Two years later he made a grant to John Byron, said to be the son of his younger son Nicholas, who ultimately became heir to the whole of the Byron manors and lands. (fn. 48) Sir John was sheriff of the county from 1437 to 1449; (fn. 49) when he was succeeded by his son Nicholas, a grant of the reversion having been obtained in 1444. (fn. 50)
  • Nicholas Byron remained sheriff till 1460. (fn. 51) He was made a knight the year following at the coronation of Edward IV, (fn. 52) but died in 1462, (fn. 53) when he was succeeded by Sir John Byron, above mentioned. Sir John, made a knight by Henry VII as he came from York in 1486, (fn. 54) died 3 January 1488–9, holding the manor of Clayton of the lord of Manchester in socage, by 7s. rent, also the manor of Blackley, with lands there and in Gorton, Royton, Butterworth, Ogden, and Ashton. His heir was his brother Nicholas, who in 1498 was stated to be thirty years of age. (fn. 55) Nicholas was made a Knight of the Bath in 1501 at the marriage of Prince Arthur, (fn. 56) and died three years later. (fn. 57) It would appear that before this Colwick had become the principal residence of the family, (fn. 58) and John, son and successor of Sir Nicholas, (fn. 59) is usually described as 'of Colwick'; he was 'not at home' at the Heralds' Visitation of Lancashire in 1533. (fn. 60) In1540 he procured a grant of Newstead Priory, Nottinghamshire, (fn. 61) which afterwards became the chief seat of the family. He had no issue by his wife, and his connexion with Lancashire led to his living in adultery with Elizabeth daughter of John Costerdine of Blackley and wife of George Haugh. He had several children by her and afterwards married her. (fn. 62) In 1547 he made a settlement of his estates in favour of his bastard son John, (fn. 63) and died in 1567, expressing penitence in his will, (fn. 64) which contained his open profession of adherence to the old religion, as in his desire that an honest priest be hired to sing or say mass for his soul in Colwick Church, (fn. 65) and confirmed the grant of all his manors, lands, leases, &c., to his 'base son' John, whom he appointed executor.
  • This son, who was made a knight in 1579, (fn. 66) died in 1603, leaving as heir his son, a third Sir John Byron, (fn. 67) who, having many children and being encumbered with debts, sold the Lancashire estates, so that the connexion of the family with the county almost ceased. The manor of Clayton, with the appurtenances in Droylsden and Failsworth, was purchased by the brothers George and Humphrey Chetham in 1621. (fn. 68)
  • From: 'Townships: Droylsden', A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 4 (1911), pp. 282-287. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=41423 Date accessed: 10 December 2013.
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  • A History and Genealogy of the Families of Bayard, Houstoun of Georgia: And ... (1919)
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    • BYRON
  • 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
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  • 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.
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Sir Nicholas Byron, Kt.'s Timeline

1418
1418
Probably Clayton, Lancashire, England
1432
1432
Age 14
Beausey, Lancashire, England
1438
1438
Age 20
1440
1440
Age 22
Clayton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
1440
Age 22
Clayton, Lancashire, , England
1450
1450
Age 32
Ince, Lancashire, , England
1450
Age 32
Gateford, Nottinghamshire, , England
1458
1458
Age 40
Clayton, Lancashire, England
1459
1459
Age 41
1460
1460
Age 41
Clayton, Lancashire, England