Richard Bickerton Pemell Lyons (1817-xxxx)


Information from “Debrett’s Illustrated Peerage” 1878, page 411-412

Found in Cardiff Library


2nd Baron, and a Baronet, Ambassador at Paris. Born April 26th, 1817; was educated at Winchester and at Christ Church, Oxford, (BA. 1838, MA. 1843); succeeded his father in 1858; was Attaché at Athens 1839-52, at Dresden, 1852-3, at Florence (residing at Rome), 1853-6; Secretary of Legation at Florence, 1856-8 (residing Rome), Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary at Florence, 1858 at Washington, 1858-65, and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary at Constantinople, 1865-67, when he was transferred to Paris.

Sisters Living.

Hon. Anne Thersa Bickerton, born 1815; married 1839, Philip Hartman Veit, Baron Von Wurtzburg, in Bavaria.

Hon. Augusta Mary Minna Catherine (Duchess of Norfolk); born 1821; married 1839, the 14th Duke of Norfolk.

Creation: Baron Lyons of Christchurch, in the peerage of the United Kingdom, 1836, a Baronet 1840.

Arms: Sable; on a chevron, between three lions, sejant-guardant, argent, as many castles triple towered, of the field. Crest: On a chapeau, gules, turned up ermine, a sea lion’s head, erased, argent, gorged with a naval crown, azure, holding in the mouth a flag-staff, in bend sinister, proper, therefrom flowing a banner, azure, having inscribed thereon “Marack”, in letters of gold. Supporters: On either side a lion guardant, sable charged on the shoulder with a castle, triple towered, argent.

Official Residence: The British Embassy, Paris.

London Address: Norfolk House, St.James’s Square, SW.

Clubs: Traveller’s, St. James’s, Athenaeum, Marlborough.

LYONS, Baron,

His lordship’s predecessor was his father, Edmund, GCB.,GCMG.,KCH. 1st Baron Lyons. He was born 21 November 1790; entered the Royal Navy at an early age, and during the French War conducted himself with great gallantry and distinction; in 1814, he received post rank; was Minister at Athens, 1835-49, and at Stockholm 1851-5; was appointed in the latter year to command the Mediterranean Fleet, and gained great renown for his conduct throughout the Crimean war. He was in 1840, made a Baronet and in 1856, was raised to the Peerage; was a Knight of several Foreign Orders; married 18 July 1814, Augusta Louisa, daughter of Captain J Rogers, RN. (she died 1852); and died 23 November 1858, having had issue two sons and two daughters.

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