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Robert de Byron
(Abt 1194-)
Sir Baldwin de Tyas Knight
(Abt 1180-After 1241)
Margaret de Eland
(-After 1235)
Sir John de Byron Knight, Lord of Clayton
(Abt 1217-After 1300)
Joan de Tyas
(Abt 1214-)

Sir John Byron Knight, Lord of Clayton
(Abt 1246-Bef 1318)


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Sir John Byron Knight, Lord of Clayton

  • Born: Abt 1246, Clayton, Lancashire, England
  • Marriage: Alice 784,1032
  • Died: Bef 23 Apr 1318, Clayton, Lancashire, England 826,842

bullet  General Notes:

~Dodsworth's Yorkshire Notes: The Wapentake of Agbrigg, Byron Pedigree, p. 67, Sir John de Byon, Knt, living 1313, married Alice, cousin and heir of Robert Banastre of Hindley, Lancaster. 1032

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Background Information. 784
Sir John de Byron, Knight was the Lord of Clayton in 29 Edward I (1300/01). He was witness to the confirmation of King Edward II, and witness of his father's grant to the convent of Burscough, of a weekly market on thursday, at Ormeschurch, Lancashire; and of a fair every year there on the eve, day 29 Aug, and morrow of the decollation of St. John Baptist, and on the two succeeding days.

In 1313, John and his wife Alice, by deed dated at Clayton, the Sunday after the feast of St. Pere, granted to Sir Richard de Byron, Knight and to his wife Agnes, the manor of Farlington, Yorkshire, together with all goods and chattels found upon the premises on the day of making the grant.

Alice, was the cousin and heir of Robert Banastre, of Hyndeley, Lancashire, and after the decease of Sir John de Byron, was married to Sir John Strickland, Knight, whom she survived, and she was called a widow, 12 Edward II. (1318/13190)

~Collins's Peerage of England, Vol. VII, p. 93

• Background Information. 826
John [Sir John de Byron and John his son were witnesses to a Farnworth charter in 1292; Lord Ellesmere's D. no. 142 Ellen widow of James Banastre in 1291 stated that she held lands in Hindley of the inheritance of Alesia wife of John son of John Byron, which Alesia (granddaughter of Robert Banastre) was under age; De Banco R. 91, m. 157].

Sir John de Byron died before Easter, 1318 [Byron Chartul. no. 1/33], and his widow Alice afterwards married John de Strickland [De Banco R. 231, m. 141, R.240, m 192; 276. m. 159]. 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


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