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John Lyon of Glamis, Kt.

Birthdate: (55)
Birthplace: Glamis Castle, Forfarshire, Scotland
Death: 1435 (55)
Scone, Perthshire, Scotland
Place of Burial: Scone, Perthshire, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir John Lyon, IV, Knight, of Glamis and Lady Jean Stewart, Princess of Scotland
Husband of Elizabeth Graham
Father of Patrick Lyon, 1st Lord Glamis; David Lyon; Michael Lyon and John Lyon
Half brother of Robert Keith; Sir James Sandilands, III, of Calder; NN Sandilands and Iain Mc Donald

Occupation: Knight
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About Sir John Lyon of Glamis, Kt.

From Darryl Lundy's Peerage page on Sir John Lyon of Glamis

Sir John Lyon of Glamis [1]

  • M, #108056,
  • d. 1435
  • Last Edited=8 Apr 2008

Sir John Lyon of Glamis married Elizabeth Graham, daughter of Patrick Graham, Earl of Strathearn and Eupheme Stewart, Countess of Caithness.[1]

He died in 1435.[1] He was buried at Scone, Perthshire, Scotland.

He was the son of Sir John Lyon of Glamis and Lady Jean Stewart.[1]

He was invested as a Knight.[1]

Child of Sir John Lyon of Glamis and Elizabeth Graham

  • 1. Patrick Lyon, 1st Lord Glamis+ d. 21 Mar 1459


  • 1. [S11] Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Family: A Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999), page 222. Hereinafter cited as Britain's Royal Family.

From the English Wikipedia page on John Lyon, Lord of Glamis, his father:

Sometime in 1376, Sir John Lyon married Princess Johanna, daughter of Robert II and Elizabeth Mure, daughter of Sir Adam Mure of Rowallan. The Princess was the widow of Sir John Keith, eldest son of the Earl Marischal. After Sir John Lyon's death, Johanna married Sir James Sandilands. Sir John Lyon and the Princess had only one child, another Sir John Lyon.

On 28 June 1445, his grandson, Patrick Lyon was created Lord Glamis. In 1606, Patrick, 9th Lord Glamis was created Earl of Kinghorne.

Sir John Lyon is an ancestor of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. (formerly Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon), meaning that the current British monarch is also descended from him.

ID: I51188 Name: John Lyon Surname: Lyon Given Name: John Prefix: Sir Sex: M Birth: ABT 1377 in Glamis, Angus, Scotland Death: 1435 in Glamis, Angus, Scotland Burial: Scone Abbey, Scone, Perthshire, Scotland _UID: 0AFE9838B74F6445B99CFB2555A3B712BD5C Note:

Sir John Lyon, Knight. In the charter-room at Glamis there is a precept by Robert II addressed to the Abbot and convent of Dunfermline, charging them to enter John Lyon, son and heir of the deceased John Lyon, Knight, as heir of his father in the lands of Fothros and Schenevale. On 18 October 1388 the King issued a protection, taking John Lyon ‘nepotem nostrum,’ his lands, men, and whole possessions under his peace and protection, etc., and directing all his debtors to make payment to him of their debts without delay; thus avoiding the hardships which a grant of ward would have inflicted on the youthful heir. His name occurs as a witness to an instrument dated the 27 and 28 August 1392, taken upon the occasion of Christian of Brogan, an infected leper, wife to John of Allan, and sister and nearest heir to Henry of Brogan, Laird of Auchloun, coming to Aberdeen, and there resigning, with consent of her husband, to Sir David Fleming, son and heir of Sir Michael Fleming of Biggar, her right to the lands of Aucloun. He was knighted in or before 1404. On the 4 of December 1423 his name occurs in a list of the hostages to be delivered in secuity of the ransom of King James I. A few days afterwards Sir John received a safe-conduct to meet the King at Durham, and there is little doubt he formed one of the company of Scots notables who conducted King James from Durham to his own dominions in April 1424, his son and successor Patrick taking his place as a hostage in England. On 24 February 1433 Sir John, for the better support of the mass founded at Scone by his father, granted an annualrent of forty shillings, payable out of his barony of Forgandenny. His death is said to have take place in 1435. Being of the blood-royal he was interred at Scone, ‘in sacello regum,’ and when ‘the house of Scone was built, and his tomb, with others, raised, there was found there some papers and tokens, with a staff of his own lengthunconsumed.;

He married his first cousin once removed, Elizabeth Graham, youngest daughter of Euphemia, Countess Palatine of Strathearn, and her husband, Sir Patrick Graham of Dundaff and Kincardine. The common ancestor was King Robert II, and the bridegroom being a grandson of that monarch and the bride a great-granddaughter. [The Scots Peerage VIII:269-270]

1 2 3 Change Date: 29 Mar 2012 at 01:00:00

Father: John Lyon b: ABT 1345 in Forteviot, Perthshire, Scotland Mother: Johanna Stewart b: ABT 1350 in Dundonald Castle, Ayrshire, Scotland

Marriage 1 Elizabeth Anne Graham b: ABT 1398 in Strathearn, Perthshire, Scotland


Patrick Lyon 1st Lord Glamis b: ABT 1412 in Glamis, Angus, Scotland David Lyon Michael Lyon


Repository: Title: The Scots Peerage: Founded on Wood’s Edition of Sir Robert Douglas’s Peerage of Scotland Author: Sir James Balfour Paul Lord Lyon King Of Arms Publication: Edinburgh: David Douglas, 1914 Page: VIII:260, 269-270 Title: The Lyons of Cossins and Wester Ogil, Cadets of Glamis Author: Andrew Ross Publication: 1901 Page: I:9-11 Title: Kings and Queens of Scots – Margaret to Robert II (1285 to 1390) Author: William Bortrick Publication: 2005-2008 Burke’s Peerage & Gentry and The Origins Network

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Sir John Lyon of Glamis, Kt.'s Timeline

Glamis Castle, Forfarshire, Scotland
Age 22
Glamis, Forfarshire, Scotland
Age 24
Glamis, Angus, Scotland
Age 26
Glamis, Angus, Scotland
Age 55
Scone, Perthshire, Scotland
Scone, Perthshire, Scotland