Sir James Byron Knight
- Marriage: Elizabeth de Bernake 784
- Died: After 1350, Clayton, Lancashire, England 842
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information. 784
Sir James Byron, Knight, married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir William Bernake, whom he left a widow before 24 Edward III (28 Mar 1350), as appears by an agreement dated at Cadenay, made between John Colepepper and his wife Elizabeth, of the one part, and Elizabeth, late wife of Sir James Byron, Knight on the other part; whereby John confirmed to the said Elizabeth, all the lands, which accrued to her as her dower, in the manors of Clayton and Boterworth, in the county of Lancashire.
~Collins's Peerage of England, Vol. VII, pg. 94
• Background Information. 826
Sir Richard, son of Sir John, succeeded; in 1308 he had obtained a grant of free warren for his demesne lands of Clayton, Butterworth, Royton, and other manors; by his wife Agnes he had sons, James and John [Coram Rege R. Mich. 8 Edw. III, m. 162; L.T.R. Mem. R. 117], and he died about 1347. Sir James, the succeeding lord of Clayton, who died about five years later, left two sons, Sir John [Byron Chartul. no. 21/189; Assize R. 435, m. 8] and Sir Richard; and the former, who took part in the battle of Crecy and the siege of Calais [Wrottesley, Crecy and Calais (W. Salt Arch. Soc. xviii), 13, 11], dying without issue, was followed by his brother in 1380 [Dep. Keeper's Rep. xxxii, App. 353].
'Townships: Droylsden', in A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 4, pp. 282-287
James married Elizabeth de Bernake, daughter of Sir William de Bernake Knight and Alice de Dryby.784