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John Byron, Kt.

Birthdate: (94)
Birthplace: Clayton, Yorkshire, England
Death: 1465 (90-98)
Clayton, Lancashire, England
Place of Burial: Metropolitan Borough of Manchester, Manchester, England, UK
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Richard Byron, Kt. and Joan Byron
Husband of Margery Byron
Father of Elizabeth Ashton; Mary Byron; Richard Byron; Ralph Byron; Margaret Berkeley and 4 others
Brother of Not Known and Joseph Byron

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  • Sir John Byron1,2,3,4,5
  • M, #15593, b. 1387, d. 1442
  • Father Sir Richard Byron b. 1329, d. 7 Jun 1397
  • Mother Joan de Colewick b. c 1324, d. 8 Oct 1426
  • Sir John Byron was born in 1387 at of Clayton, Lancashire, England. He married Margaret Booth, daughter of John Boothe, Esq. and Joane Trafford, circa 1400.3,5 Sir John Byron died in 1442 at of Clayton, Lancashire, England.
  • Family Margaret Booth b. c 1380, d. c 1460
  • Children
    • Elizabeth Byron+ b. c 1402
    • Margaret Byron+6,3,5 b. c 1410, d. 1486
    • Richard Byron+ b. c 1410
    • Jane Byron b. c 1412
    • Ellen Byron+2,4 b. c 1416, d. b 1467
    • Sir Nicholas Byron+ b. c 1418, d. a 1459
    • Catherine Byron b. c 1424
  • Citations
  • 1.[S4282] Unknown author, Ancestry of Dorothea Poyntz, by Ronny O. Bodine, p. 31; Stemmata Robertson, p. 205/6.
  • 2.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 102-103.
  • 3.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 347.
  • 4.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. II, p. 484-485.
  • 5.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 211.
  • 6.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 377.
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  • Sir John Byron1
  • M, #197181
  • Last Edited=4 Apr 2007
  • Sir John Byron is the son of Sir Richard Byron.2 He married Margery Booth, daughter of John Booth.1
  • He lived at Clayton, Lancashire, England.1
  • Child of Sir John Byron
    • 1.Margaret Byron+2
  • Children of Sir John Byron and Margery Booth
    • 1.Sir Nicholas Byron+2
    • 2.Margaret Byron1
  • Citations
  • 1.[S37] Volume 1, page 630. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  • 2.[S37] See. [S37]
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  • John Byron1
  • M, #327639
  • Last Edited=28 Dec 2008
  • John Byron married Margery Bouth, daughter of John Bouth and Joan Trafford.1
  • He lived at Clayton, Lancashire, England.1
  • Citations
  • 1.[S229] Burke John and John Bernard Burke, A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies of England (1841, reprint; Baltimore, Maryland, USA: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1985), page 71. Hereinafter cited as Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies of England.
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  • John Byron1
  • M, #211933, b. 1387
  • Last Edited=24 Nov 2006
  • John Byron was born in 1387.1 He was the son of Richard Byron and Joan de Colewick.1
  • Child of John Byron and Margery Booth
    • 1.Helena Byron+1 b. 1416
  • Citations
  • 1.[S1916] Tim Boyle, "re: Boyle Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 16 September 2006. Hereinafter cited as "re: Boyle Family."
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  • Sir John Byron1
  • M, #599986
  • Last Edited=28 Oct 2012
  • Child of Sir John Byron
    • 1.Margaret Byron+2
  • Citations
  • 1.[S37] Volume 3, page 4000. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  • 2.[S37] See. [S37]
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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
  • At the time of his death, in June 1397, Sir Richard Byron owned land in the Lancashire villages of Butterworth, Royton and Ashton-under-Lyne, as well as the ancestral manor of Clayton which (with its extensive appurtenances in and around Manchester) had belonged to the family for at least three centuries. Through his wife, Joan, he had moreover gained possession of widespread estates in Lincolnshire centred upon the manors of Gedney, South Stoke, Croxton and Obthorpe, some of which he had previously, in 1383, settled upon trustees. Joan retained these properties, together with her own family seat at Colwick, until her death many years later, leaving her young son, John, to inherit whatever holdings in Lancashire had not already been assigned to her as dower. The wardship and marriage of the boy were given by Richard II to Sir Ralph Radcliffe*, but in September 1400 Henry IV rescinded the grant in favour of his ‘trescher et foial chevalier’, Sir John Assheton II*, who agreed to pay an annual farm of 80 marks to the Crown. We do not know when Byron married Margaret, the daughter of John Booth I, but the couple’s own child, Elizabeth, was betrothed in 1415 to Assheton’s son, Thomas (‘the Alchemist’), thus strengthening further the connexions between these three powerful Lancashire families.5
  • Meanwhile, in October 1412, Byron was retained by Henry IV at an annual fee of £10 payable for life from the revenues of Cheshire. This annuity was later charged to the account of the receiver of Lancashire; and both Henry V and his son confirmed it in return for Byron’s subsequent ‘good service’. By the time of his next appearance, in 1415, as an executor of the will of Sir William Boteler*, Byron had also been rewarded with a knighthood, although there is no evidence to suggest that he had, like Boteler, taken part in Henry V’s first invasion of Normandy. On the contrary, his attention was fixed far nearer home as a result of a quarrel with his mother, who claimed to have been kidnapped by him in March 1415, abducted to Lancashire, and forced, in the presence of the mayor of Wigan, to promise that she would not alienate any of her estates. She seems, however, to have been convinced that he was acting on the ‘excitation’ of his father-in-law, John Booth, whom she believed had encouraged him to rob her of valuable muniments and goods worth over 400 marks. The outcome of this dispute (which reached the court of Chancery) is not recorded, but on Joan’s death, in 1426, all of her property did, in fact, descend to Sir John as he had hoped. He also acquired holdings in Alton (Staffordshire) and Huddersfield (Yorkshire), although their provenance is now hard to determine. Throughout this period Byron successfully established himself as a leading figure in the Lancashire community. In 1416, for example, he acted as a juror at the Lancaster assizes; and three years later he was chosen as one of the county representatives to perform military service in the national defence. He and his wife were, furthermore, able to secure a licence from the bishop of Coventry and Lichfield permitting them to maintain portable oratories at Clayton and Begerworth.6 There can be little doubt that Sir John owed much of his success to the support of his father-in-law, in whose affairs he was closely involved as both a mainpernor and feoffee. Booth likewise held in trust the estates which were settled in reversion upon Byron’s second daughter, Margaret, on her marriage, in 1418, to a local man; and three years later he offered substantial securities when Byron was bound over to keep the peace towards one Ralph Cotton. Although not without drama, this particular incident was somewhat overshadowed by a far more serious quarrel between the Booths and a Lancashire landowner named Geoffrey Bulde, whose confiscated estates they occupied. In February 1421, and again in the following December, Byron joined in standing bail of 1,000 marks in Chancery for his brother-in-law, John Booth the younger, one of the chief protagonists in the affair. The latter’s father had already used his influence to get himself and his friend, Richard Shirburne, returned for Lancashire to the 1420 Parliament so they could present their case in person; and it was evidently with the same purpose in mind that Byron and Shirburne were sent up to Westminster together in December 1421. Certainly, the sheriff, Sir Richard Radcliffe, had previously shown himself a firm supporter of the Booths, and he must have been further swayed by the presence at the election not only of John Booth the elder and several of his kinsmen and neighbours, but also of Sir William Atherton, by then the husband of Byron’s third daughter.7
  • How far Byron was actually able to assist his father-in-law in the House of Commons remains a matter of conjecture, but relations between the two men and their families seem, if anything, to have grown even more cordial than before. In March 1422 they both undertook to guarantee the readiness of one of Booth’s relatives to join Henry V’s retinue in France; and towards the end of the decade Byron and two of his brothers-in-law, Robert and William (the future archbishop of York), together devoted a considerable amount of time to their duties as trustees of the late Thomas de la Warre, rector of St. Mary’s, Manchester. A man in Byron’s position naturally had other important connexions (such as Ralph, Lord Cromwell, and William Gray, bishop of London, both of whom employed his services as a mainpernor), but on the whole he was chiefly reliant upon his close-knit family circle. Notwithstanding a dispute over boundaries which caused a temporary rift between them, Byron could count upon the support of his son-in-law, Thomas Assheton, who was present in 1429, along with Sir William Atherton, Sir Thomas Booth and other well-wishers to return him to his second Parliament.8 During the next 20 years Byron was a party to several major property transactions, which included settlements of his own estates as well as those of his children, friends and relatives. Once again, the Booths figure prominently in these arrangements, since their interests were so intimately bound up together. Through their work as de la Warre’s trustees, Byron and his brothers-in-law became increasingly involved in the affairs of the collegiate church of St. Mary, where Byron eventually assumed office as steward. At some unknown date one of the clerks offended the Booths, whose attempt to have him arrested unleashed a wave of popular protest. Nothing daunted, they called on Byron, who reputedly arrived ‘en force de guerre’, with a retinue of 500 armed men, besieged the home of the warden, and caused great damage to the church.9 Nor was this the only occasion on which Sir John found himself at odds with the law as a result of his attachment to his kinsmen. Although he and Sir Thomas Booth had both taken the oath of 1434 that they would not support anyone who disturbed the peace, they were themselves quite prepared to pervert the course of justice. 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). Despite his stubborn refusal to part with any of the documentary evidence, the commissioners finally confirmed that Byron had knowingly helped Sir Thomas to procure false indictments against several of his enemies at a sheriff’s tourn held by him at Liverpool some months before. 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. The need to win influential support for his case probably explains why, in 1447, Byron once again entered the House of Commons after so long an interval. A genuine fear of further allegations of malpractice led him to seek election for Lincolnshire (where he was, after all, a landowner of some consequence) rather than Lancashire, especially as the Stanleys and Haryngtons had already earmarked the two local seats for their own men, and he was, moreover, ineligible at law to stand for Parliament while serving as sheriff.10
  • In comparison with what had gone before, Byron’s last years proved comparatively tranquil. Already, in 1442, after the death of his eldest son, Richard, he had assumed custody of his grand daughters; and at the end of the decade he married one of the girls on very advantageous terms to the son of a neighbouring landowner. He had by then become involved as plaintiff in two lawsuits (one for debt and the other for trespass) fought before the court of common pleas, but neither case reached a verdict, and he was obliged to admit defeat. The success of his two brothers-in-law, Laurence and William Booth must, however, have more than compensated for this reversal. William (the then bishop of Coventry and Lichfield) had already permitted Byron to make use of a portable altar; and in January 1450 the two kinsmen joined with Laurence (who was, like his brother, later to become archbishop of York) in the endowment of a chantry at Eccles parish church, where John Booth the elder lay buried. Byron himself died at some point over the next two years. 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.11
  • Ref Volumes: 1386-1421
  • Author: C.R.
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  • Robert HARCOURT (Sir Knight)
  • Born: 30 Sep 1410, Stanton Harcourt, Oxford, England
  • Died: 14 Nov 1470
  • Notes: Knight of the Garter. Killed fighting for the Lancastrian cause.
  • Father: Thomas HARCOURT (Sir Knight)
  • Mother: Jane FRANCIS
  • Married: Margaret BRYON (b. ABT 1420 - d. AFT 1476) (dau. of John Bryon) ABT 1440, Clayton, Lancashire, England
  • Children: etc. ...
  • From: HARCOURT (Sir Knight)1
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  • BOOTH, John I (d.1422), of Barton in Eccles, Lancs.
  • 2nd s. and h. of Thomas Booth (d.1368) of Eccles by his w. Ellen; bro. of Henry*. m. Joan, da. of Sir Henry Trafford (d.1375) of Trafford, Lancs., at least 6s. 5da.; 1s. illegit.1
  • .... Their efforts evidently met with little success, however, for in the following February Booth and his influential son-in-law, Sir John Byron*, were obliged to stand bail of 1,000 marks in Chancery on behalf of John Booth the younger, one of the chief protagonists in the affair. The latter’s evidence was still being examined several months later when, interestingly enough, Booth took part in the Lancashire elections which sent Byron and Shirburne as MPs to Westminster. .... Booth’s efforts on his behalf were not always above suspicion, for in March 1415 the two men were implicated in an attempt to kidnap Byron’s mother and thus prevent her from alienating her extensive inheritance. The indignant Joan Byron certainly felt that Booth had master-minded the whole affair, and accused him before the court of Chancery of abduction, theft and fraud.
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  • Sir Thomas de Ashton or Assheton (fl. 1446), was an English alchemist.
  • Sir Thomas married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir John Byron, by whom he had eleven children. The eldest son, John, was knighted before the battle of Northampton, 10 July 1460, was MP for Lancashire in 1472 and died in 1508.
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  • ASSHETON, Sir John II (d.1428), of Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancs.
  • s. and h. of Sir John Assheton I* by his 1st w. Margaret. m. (1) Isabel, gdda. and h. of Sir Richard Kirkby, prob. 2s.1da.; (2); (3) by 1420, Margaret (d. by Apr. 1434), at least 1s. Kntd. 11 Oct. 1399.1
  • .... He himself was granted the farm of far larger estates in the county six months later, when King Henry made him guardian of the inheritance and person of (Sir) John Byron*, a royal ward.
  • .... His relations with his former ward, Sir John Byron, also remained cordial, and at about this time he married his first son, Thomas, to one of Byron’s daughters. ....
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  • A history and genealogy of the families of Bayard, Houstoun of Georgia: and ... By Joseph Gaston Baillie Bulloch
  • Pg.49
  • Ralph Assheton of Great Lever was son of Sir Ralph Assheton, second son, who was of Great Lever, who married Margaret Lever, heiress of Great Lever, daughter of Adam Lever of Great Lever; son of Sir Ralph Assheton of Middleton, second son, by Margaret, daughter of John Barton of Middleton; son of Sir John de Assheton, Knight of the Bath 1429, by Margaret, daughter of Sir John Byron of Clayton by Majory Booth, daughter of John Booth by a daughter of Sir Henry Trafford of Trafford; son of Sir Thomas Booth by Ellen, daughter of Thomas de Workesley of Workesley; son of John de Booth and Agnes, daughter of Sir Gilbert de Barton; son of Thomas, son of William Booths, living 1275, by Sibil, daughter of Sir Ralph de Bereton; son of Adams de Booths.
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  • Sir Ralph de Ashton or Assheton (fl. 1421–1486), was an officer of state under Edward IV of England.
  • Ashton was the half-brother of Sir Thomas de Ashton (fl. 1446) the alchemist, and the son of the Ashton mentioned by Froissart (see Sir John de Ashton (fl. 1370)). His mother was Margaret, daughter of Sir John Byron of Clayton. ....
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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; in1308 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: 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
  • Pg.54
  • 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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ID: I234239

Name: Sir John [@ ^] de Byron

Sex: M

Birth: ABT 1376 in Clayton, Lancashire, England

Death: 1465

Father: Sir Richard [@ ^] de Byron b: ABT 1335 in Clayton, South Manchester, Lancashire, England

Mother: Joan [@ ^] de Colewick b: ABT 1348 in Colewick, Nottingham, England

Marriage 1 Margaret\Margery [@ ^] de Booth b: 1380 in Barton, Cheshire, England


Margaret [@] de Bryon b: 1398 in Clayton, York, England
Nicholas [@] Bryon b: ABT 1406 in Clayton, Lancashire, England
Elizabeth [@] Byron b: ABT 1406 in Clayton, South Manchester, Lancashire, England
Helena or Ellen [@ ^] Byron b: ABT 1416 in Clayton, Lancashire, England


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Sir John Byron, Kt.'s Timeline

Clayton, Yorkshire, England
Age 22
Clayton, Lancashire, England
Age 26
Age 33
Clayton, Lancashire, England
Age 37
Clayton, Lancashire, England
Age 41
Probably Clayton, Lancashire, England
Age 43
Clayton, Lancashire, England
Age 45
Bardford, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Age 47
Probably Clayton, Lancashire, England
Age 47
Probably Clayton, Lancashire, England