OLD WORLD LYON NOTES.
Lady Margery, widow Lord John de Leoune, Kt., with consent of
John, hlB son, to Laurence, son of Richard de Overthropp 16 Bdw 11
Release to John de Leouns pasture and fishing rights which William
de St. John recoyered from Margerie, mother of said John 6 Bdw. Ill
John de Sutton, Kt, grants to John de Lions 6 Bdw. ni (1332).
[Apparent] dispensation from the Prior and brothers of St. Aug*
ustine of Northampton to John and wife Alice and for souls of ances-
tors, Roger de Lions, John, Richard and wife Bmma, John and wife
Margerie, A. D., 1330.
Grant of John de Lyouns, Kt., 36 Bdw. Ill (1361). Round seal:
a lion rampant, crest a lion's head couped. Sigill, Johannls de Liouns.
Mention of Richard de Liouns, son Richard and sire (father?)
John de Lyons. 36 Bdward III. [In Norman French — some terms not
Indenture between Lady Isabel de St. John and John de Lyouns,
heir of Monsr John de Lyouns. John will espouse Margerie St. John,
daughter of Isabel, and Isabel will enfeoff John of her manor in
Middleton, co. Northampton. 44 Bdw. Ill (1370).
John de Lionus to Robert Chaplain of St. Leonard's Banbury and
John Homet, Chaplain, John Stedman, etc. 50 Bdw. Ill (1376). Round
seal: a lion rampant, a label of three points. .Crest a lion's head
couped. Sig: Joh'is Liouns.
[Apparent] power of Attorney to Nicholas Martyn in regard to
above John Homet and John Stedman. 7 Rich. II (1383). Same seaL
John Gerard of Banbury to John de Leone, Margery his wife and
Richard, their son. 33 Bdw. I (1304).
Release by Adam, son of John of Gruttworth to Nicholas de
Liouns. 4 Bdw. II (1310).
John de Liouns to son John, land in Swerford parva dower land of
mother, Bmma, with reyersion to Richard, his brother. Witness,
Thomas Lionus of Dunstowe and others. 6 Bdw. II (1311).
John, son of liOrd John, Kt, to Alice, daughter of Will de Licio.
13 Bdw. II (1319).
John de Leonibus, clerk, father of Thomas de Leonibus of Wark-
worth, CO. Northampton, son and heir of Richard de Leonibus, deed.
2 Bdw. IV (1462).
Margery, daughter John de Lions, Lord of Warkworth, married
Bgidius de St. John, Lord of Plumpton St. John, died 1381. (Coll.
Miscel. (}eneal. et Heraldica, Vol. I.)
Grant of arms to Robert Jason of Bnfleld, 1688. Quartered with
arms of John Lyon, Bsq. of parts beyond the sea in Holland, natural-
ized of Bngland in tyme of K. Henry VIII., yiz.: ye field gules a lyon
4S8 OLD WOBLD LYON NOTES.
imasant ganUnt d' argent with a canton of the Red Cross in right of
hia mother, Susan, dan. of John Lyon (ibid Vol. III.).
Lincoln wills: — ^Richard Clipsham of Wanthorpe, gent, proved
1618; father of George Lyon deed, wife Dorothy, mother of George,
executrix. See Harrow pedigree, page 13.
Commenting on the new records given above. Dr. G. W. A. Lyon
writes: "The Northampton pedigree confirms the theory of the inter
relation ot the Lyon families of the middle counties. It will be ob-
served that the Rolls office pedigree (pages 11, 12) mentions the hold-
ing at an early date of land in divers counties, and It is in precisely
these counties in which are found the branches of the Lyon family.
Many of the names mentioned in the notes do not appear In the
Northampton pedigree, but they form a group unquestionably related to
those of that pedigree. At two points the two lines, otherwise appar-
ently distinct, show unexplained relationships. We find Richard of the
Rolls Office line holding the manor Reckbroke, co. Oxford, but John of
Northampton gave the manor of Reckbroke to Alice St Liz. Again
the Thomas contemporary with Elizabeth, who married Richard Wyd-
ville, seems to have been connected with the Northampton family, yet
his grandson, Thomas Wydville impales the arms of Lyon in right of his
mother, and those arms are not those of Warkworth, Northampton,
but those of Bssex."
[It may be remarked that it is no uncommon thing to find items
of family history misappropriated especially in connection with coin-
cidences in given names.] The Northampton pedigree is likely to
be of especial interest to descendants of the Fairfield County branches
since in these we find a tradition that their ancestors came from
The following item seems to furnish an important clew in the
search for the origin of the Dorchester Lyon family.
The will of John Bigg of Maidstone, proved 7, 2, 1642, devises to
Brother Stowe, sister and mother living in New England, Cousin James
Bate of New England and Cousin Lyne of same. Now the per-
sons named in this will were of Dorchester, viz.: John Stow, legatee
of John Bigg, CO. Kent, Eng., Rachel Bigg (widow, came from London,
1636, will, Dorchester 1646), Mary, daughter of Stephen Terry (came
1630), b. Dorchester 1635, James Bate (came 1636, ae. 63, wife Alice).
[There was also a James Bates of Hlngham, probably nephew and
James Bates of Hadam, probably son, who went back to England and re-
turned.] There seems therefore strong probability that Cousin
Lyne was either Peter or George Lyon of Dorohester.