Sir Richard Lygon, Kt., of Madresfield

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Richard Lygon, Kt.

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Birthplace: Madresfield Court, Malvern, Worcestershire, England
Death: Died in Malvern, Worcestershire, England
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Son of Thomas Lygon and Anne Lygon
Husband of Anne Lygon
Father of Thomas Lygon; Sir John Lygon, Knight of Madresfield; Elizabeth Curzon; Edward Lygon; Sir Richard Lygon, Kt., of Arle and Madresfield and 3 others
Brother of Jane Salway

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About Sir Richard Lygon, Kt., of Madresfield

Richard Lygon, Senior, eldest son of Thomas, born at Madresfield Court, did not outlive his father very long, so he does not appear very often in the record. He was over thirty years old at his father's death. He married not later than 1490 Anne Beauchamp, 2nd daughter and co-heir of Richard Beauchamp, 2nd and last Lord Beauchamp of Powycke, born in 1434, and died in January 1502-03 (also said to have died in 1496), without male heirs.

The only references to Richard Lygon in the Muniments are in August, 1507, when he acquired 'Brodmedow' in Powycke, on March 1, 1508, and on June 2, 1511, when he granted a lease of a messuage called Brightyntone. He was Justice of the Peace in Worcester in 1509 and in 1510 had custody of the lands, wardship, and marriage of Richard, son and heir of William Reade, his brother-in-law. (Letters and Papers Foreign and Domestic Henry VIII, 1510, p. 321).

Richard Lygon, Sr. died in Madresfield on May 1, 1512

He and his wife had the following children:

1. Richard Lygon,Junior, eldest son, was 21 years of age when his father died, and was probably born in 1490. On September 15, 1512 he granted his mother for her dower in Gloucestershire the Manor of Mattysdon. He married, not later than 1511 in Worcester, Margaret Greville (Grevell), daughter of William Greville (Grevell), a Justice of the Court of Common Pleas in 1510, who had been one of the feoffes of Richard Beauchamp. With her he acquired Arle Court near Cheltenham, where he appears to have lived during his mother's life.

After her death there was some differences between him and his younger brother, which was settled by a friendly arbitration. In 1523, Richard was on a commission to collect the subsidy in Worcester (L. & P., p. 1361). He was knighted at the coronation of Queen Anne Bolelyn on May 30, 1535. In 1534, he was on the commission to make inquisition (P. M.) on the lands and heir of John Lytilton of Frankley Weston. He was Sheriff of Gloucestershire 1534-35 and of Worcestershire 1548-49.

In 1535 he was Justice as a session held at Great Malvern and bound over James Asche, parson of Staunton, to the council for calling the king antichrist. In 1536, Sir Richard Lygon was called to furnish 100 men to be sent against the northern rebels and to attend the king in person. He served in the French War, 1544. In 1545, the expenses of the Hundred Courts of the town of Slaughter were held by Richard Lygon, Chief Steward, and also he was Chief Steward of the King's Court at Cheltenham. Margaret, his wife, died in 1542, and Richard married (2) Joan, who survived him. Sir Richard died March 20, 1556. .

2. Thomas Lygon, d.s.p. 
3. John Lygon, married Eleanor Hickford. 
4. Edward Lygon, d.s.p. 
5. George Lygon, a priest, who graduated as Bachelor of Canon Law at Oxford in 1531. This explains why he did not share in the disposition made by his mother, though he was one of the executors. He died in 1593. 
6. William Lygon, is mentioned as living in Powycke in 1568. 
7. Roger Lygon, married Katherine Buckler, daughter of Sir William Denys of Pucklechurch and therefore a sister of the wife of Roger's nephew William Lygon. Roger died in 1584. 
8. Michael Lygon, married Usula Hornyold. He died about 1583.
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Sir Richard Lygon, Kt., of Madresfield's Timeline

1466
1466
Malvern, Worcestershire, England
1490
1490
Age 24
Worcestershire, England
1492
1492
Age 26
Madresfield, Worcestershire, England
1493
1493
Age 27
Madresfield, Worcestershire, England
1494
1494
Age 28
Madresfield, Worcestershire, England, (Present UK)
1496
1496
Age 30
Madresfield, Worcestershire, England
1496
Age 30
Madresfield, Worcs., England
1498
1498
Age 32
Madresfield, Worcestershire, England
1502
1502
Age 36
Madresfield, Worcestershire, England
1504
1504
Age 38
Madresfield, Worcestershire, England