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Sir Richard le Byron Knight
Joan Colwick
Sir John de Booth Knight
Joan de Trafford
(Abt 1358-)
Sir John le Byron Knight
(Abt 1380-Abt 1450)
Margery Booth
Sir Nicholas Byron Knight


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Alice Boteler

Sir Nicholas Byron Knight

  • Born: Clayton, Lancashire, England
  • Marriage: Alice Boteler 730
  • Died: 1462, England 826

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Background Information. 784
Sir Nicholas Byron, of Clayton, second son and male heir of Sir John le Bryon, married Alice, daughter of Sir John Boteler, of Beausey, Lancaster, Knight.

Collin's Peerage of England, Volume 7, p. 96

• Background Information. 826
Sir Richard by his marriage with Joan de Colwick increased the family estates [Byron Chartul. no. 32 (1362); no. 2/300 (1415); no. 5/305 (after 1426)]. 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 [Lancs. Inq. p.m. (Chet. Soc.), i, 65], and his wardship was granted to Sir John Ashton [Dep. Keeper's Rep. xl, App. 528]. 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 [Byron Chartul. no. 1/23; no. 8/24]. Sir John is stated to have married Margery daughter of Sir John Booth of Barton, by whom he had three sons and five daughters [Rev. E. F. Letts, in Lancs. and Ches. Antiq. Soc. i, 87; Lich. Epis. Reg. ix, fol. 3b]. He acquired lands in Blackley from Lord La Warre and in Gorton from Sir Robert Booth; in 1435 he did homage to Nicholas Thorley, one of the feoffees of Lord La Warre [Byron Chartul. no. 40/332]; and in 1440 he made a settlement of his lands in the counties of Lancaster, Lincoln, and Northampton [ibid. no. 39/331]. 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. Sir John was sheriff of the county from 1437 to 1449 [P.R.O. List, 72]; when he was succeeded by his son Nicholas, a grant of the reversion having been obtained in 1444 [Dep. Keeper's Rep. xl, App. 538].

Nicholas Byron remained sheriff till 1460. He was made a knight the year following at the coronation of Edward IV [Metcalfe, Bk. of Knights, 3.], but died in 1462 [Cal. Inq. p.m. iv, 319].

'Townships: Droylsden', in A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 4, pp. 282-287

Nicholas married Alice Boteler, daughter of Sir John Boteler Knight, Baron of Warrington and Isabel Harington. (Alice Boteler died after 1462.) 730


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