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William Lyon

Birthdate: (62)
Birthplace: Roxbury, Suffolk Co., MA
Death: August 10, 1714 (62)
Roxbury, Suffolk Co., MA
Place of Burial: Suffolk, MA, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of William Lyon, Jr. and Sarah Lyon
Husband of Sarah Lyon and Deborah Fairbanks
Father of Samuel Lyon; William Lyon; Hannah Tucker; Benjamin Lyon; Mehitable Lyon and 4 others
Brother of George Lyon; John Lyon, Sr.; Thomas Lyon, Sr.,; Samuel Lyon; Joseph Lyon and 2 others

Managed by: Gene Daniell
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About William Lyon

He fought in ind Philip's War. His tomb stone, in god state of preservation, still stands in the W Roxbury Cemetary. He was one of the "goers" at the time that "New Roxbury" (afterwards Woodstock) was founded, but although he received a grant of land the (Lot 24) in the apportionment in 1686, he did not go there to live. He died intestate and administration of his estate as granted, Sept 10, 1714, to his wife Deborah Lyon of Roxbury and Samuel Lyon of Newtown, presumably his son. (Suffolk Co. Probate Records, XVIII, 351). Inventory, Nov 5, 1714; amount L471-6-6. Administrator's account, presented March 9, 1715 shows payments to David Lyon and Jacob Lyon, and money due the estate from Eliphalet Lyon (son of Thomas); signed Samll Lyon. Settlement of estate of WIlliam Lyon by His Excellency, Governor J Dudley, Oct 3, 1715, mentions "Samuel Lyon the second son, his elder Brother William being non compos mentis and so incapable of accepting and improving said estate.' All real state was given to son Samuel saving onto widow Deborah Lyon her right of dower, he to pay his brother William Lyon his double share, being L67-5 -1/2., and to each of the rest of his brother and sisters, viz Hannah Tucker, Mehitable David and Jacob Lyon (or their respective guardians) the sum of L3-1-6-1/4, and further son on death of their mother Deborah Lyon.

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William Lyon's Timeline

July 12, 1652
Roxbury, Suffolk Co., MA
July 18, 1652
Roxbury, Suffolk, MA
July 18, 1652
December 9, 1677
Age 25
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
September 20, 1679
Age 27
Boston, Suffolk, MA, USA
August 11, 1681
Age 29
Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
March 29, 1683
Age 30
March 24, 1684
Age 31