Patrick LYON (1402-1459)

Patrick LYON 1st Lord Glamis

  • Son of John LYON and Elizabeth GRAHAM
  • born about 1402 Glamis, Angusshire, Scotland
  • died 21 March 1459 Belhelvies, Aberdineshire, Scotland age 57
  • buried Glamis, Angus, Scotland.

Married Isabel OGILVIE about 1427

  • daughter of Walter OGILVY and Isabel GLEN
  • born about 1406 Lintrathen, Scotland
  • died 1484 age 78
  • buried Glamis, Angus, Scotland.


  • Alexander born about 1429 Glamis, Angus, Scotland
  • John born about 1431 Glamis, Angus, Scotland
  • William born about 1433 Glamis, Angus, Scotland (ancestor of the LYONs of Easter Ogil)
  • Patrick born about 1435 Glamis, Angus, Scotland
  • Elizabeth born about 1437 Glamis, Angus, Scotland


· Name: Patrick Lyon 1st Lord Glamis

· Surname: Lyon

· Given Name: Patrick

· Suffix: 1st Lord Glamis

· Sex: M

· Birth: ABT 1412 in Glamis, Forfarshire, Yr Alban

· Death: 21 Mar 1459 in Belhelvies, Aberdeenshire, Yr Alban

· Burial: Glamis, Forfarshire, Yr Alban

· _UID: F65DF38D9667CA40B9FAF5E7A25A8CE3D44F

· Note:

Patrick Lyon, first Lord Glamis. On 24 March 1423-24 Sir John Lyon issued letters patent, dated from Glamis, declaring that Patrick, his son and heir, was to remain a hostage in England for the ransom of King James I. On 9 November 1427 Patrick was exchanged for David, Lord of Lesly. On 23 September 1440 he acquired in heritage the lands of Fothros and Schenevale, in the regality of Dunfermline, formerly set in tack by the Abbot to his grandfather, the Chamberlain. In 1442 he was infeft in the ancestral estates in Forfar and Fife. In 1451 he received from James II a charte of the lands of Cardani-Berclay, Drumgley, and Drumgeith, in the sheriffdom of Forfar. On 30 September 1444 he is designed ‘Patrick Lion of Kinghorn, Knight.’ He was created a Lord of Parliament under the title of Lord Glammys on 28 June 1445, and on the same date he is so designed in a report of the proceedings of a committee of Parliament.

Lord Glamis appears as Master of the Household to King James II on 7 April 1450, and held the office for the ususal period of two years, his attendance at Court, as appears by his signature as witness to the royal charters and other writs, being almost unbroken during that time. In 1450 and the following year he was one of the Lord Auditors of the Treasury. He had a safe-conduct into England as one of the Commissioners appointed for settling infractions of the truce between the Kingdoms 17 April 1451. In 1455 he was again ambassador to England. In 1456-59 he wsa Keeper of the royal castles of Kildrummy, Kindrocht, and Balveny, and various payments for the repair and maintenance of these fortresses were made to him during the period. In 1457 he was nominated one of the Lords of Session on behalf of the Barons of Scotland, being the first of seven Judges of the Supreme Court which the House of Glamis has given to Scotland.

Lord Glamis died at Belhelvies on 21 March 1459, and was buried at Glamis. Judging from the period at which their children began to take an active part in public life, the marriage of Lord Glamis with Isobel Ogilvy, daughter of Sir Walter Ogilvy of Lantrathen, must have taken place soon after his return from England in 1427. After her first husband’s death Lady Glamis married Gilbert, first Lord Kennedy, whom she also survived. She had a full share of the pugnacity of the race form which she sprang. She fought her sons, her tenants, her neighbours, and her creditors, and had a tough struggle with the representatives of her second husband for the possession of the family plate. On 20 June 1480 she entered into an indenture with the Prior and convent of the Preaching Dominicans, friars of Ayr, who, with consent of Brother John More, Vicar-General of that Order in Scotland, agreed, in return for a liberal endowment of lands in the town and sheriffdom of Ayr, to perform divine service for the benefit of the souls of James and Margaret, King and Queen of Scotland, of Isobel herself and her father and mother, and of Patrick, Lord Glamis, and Gilbert Kennedy, Lord of that Ilk, her husbands. After Lord Kennedy’s death, who was succeeded by his son by a previous marriage, her Ladyship was reconciled to her family, and returned to Forfarshire. ‘She in her widdowedheid finished the old House of Glamis, built the two ston bridges, and the ille in the Kirk of Glames, wherein, with her first husband, she was interred in anno 1484, as the inscription upon the tomb bears witnes.’
[The Scots Peerage VIII:270-272]

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· Change Date: 24 Jul 2009 at 01:00:00

Father: John Lyon b: ABT 1377 in Glamis, Forfarshire, Yr Alban
Mother: Elizabeth Anne Graham b: ABT 1398 in Strathearn, Perthshire, Yr Alban

Marriage 1 Isobel Ogilvy b: ABT 1415 in Lintrathen, Forfarshire, Yr Alban


  1. Janet Lyon b: ABT 1430 in Glassary, Argyllshire, Yr Alban
  2. Alexander Lyon 2nd Lord Glamis b: ABT 1433 in Glamis, Forfarshire, Yr Alban
  3. John Lyon 3rd Lord Glamis b: ABT 1435 in Glamis, Forfarshire, Yr Alban
  4. Elizabeth Lyon b: ABT 1437 in Glamis, Forfarshire, Yr Alban
  5. William Lyon b: ABT 1438 in Glamis, Forfarshire, Yr Alban
  6. Patrick Lyon b: ABT 1440 in Glamis, Forfarshire, Yr Alban


  1. Repository:
    Title: The Scots Peerage
    Author: Sir James Balfour Paul LORD LYON KING OF ARMS
    Publication: EDINBURGH : DAVID .DOUGLAS, 1914
    Page: VIII:270-272
  2. Title: The Lyons of Cossins and Wester Ogil, Cadets of Glamis; Andrew Ross {1901}
    Page: 12-16
  3. Title: The House of Airlie; Rev William Wilson {1924}
    Page: I:56

PATRICK LYON, 1st Lord Glamis, PC 1445, one of the hostages for the ransom of King James I, deliver up to the English 28 March 1423, and released 9 June 1427, created a peer of Parliament, as Lord Glamis, 28 June 1445, and was Master of the household 1450-52, married Isabel (who married secondly 1st Lord Kennedy, and died 1484), daughter of Sir Walter Ogilvy of Lintrathen, High Treasurer of Scotland and by her had issue,

PATRICK LYON, 1st Lord GLAMIS, d 1459, m ISABEL, dau of WALTER OGILVY of Lintrathent


William of Easter Ogil, had descendants

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