Sir Roger de Leonne (xxxx-xxxx)

Roger de Leonne
Son of a follower of William the Conqueror
Possibly the son of Ingelram de Lions
1097 assisted Edgar Canmore in reclaiming the Scottish Throne
Received grants of land from King Edgar in Perthshire Scotland

Children of Roger de Leonne:

  1. Paganus de Leonne

Descendants of Roger de Leonne

Ancestors of William of Roxbury

Disputed entries between Mr. Philippe and Mr. Thornton

Additional information provided by Mr. Thornton’s Pedigree

information provided by Mr. Philippe’s Pedigree

Sir Roger de Leonne

A

Paganus

1

Hugh de Leonibus

a

Ernald born 1150 Norfolk

i

John born Norfolk

A

Pagan

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married Ivette de Ferrers of Cambridge

1

John de Lyoun born 1225

+

married Margery de Ackle

a

Baron John de Lyon born 1250 (d’Argent un Lion Rampant de Goules)

i

Sir Adam born 1285

A

Sir John born 1320

1

Sir Richard born 1350

2

Sir John born 1353

a

John Lyon of Kingsbury born 1370

i

Andrew Lyon died 1395

+

Married Agnes

A

John Lyon (see below)

3

Sir Henry born 1355

a

John of Ruislip born 1380 (was at the Battle of Agincourt)

i

Henry born 1410

A

Henry of Ruislip born 1440 (see below)

B

John of Preston born 1450 (see below)

C

Thomas of Perifere born 1453 (see below)

D

William born 1460

ii

John born 1415

B

Sir Adam born 1325

ii

Richard born 1287

A

Daughter

B

Daughter

C

Daughter

D

Richard (a Vintner in London; created Sheriff in 1374; died 1381)

iii

Sir John of Forteviot born 1290

A

Sir John of Forteviot born 1320 (Ancestor of the Earls of Strathmore) (d’Argent un Lion Rampant Riband Grules)

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married Lady Jean Stuart Daughter of Robert II

b

Sir Knight Adam born 1255

2

Thomas born 1230

B

Walter

+

married Alicia


A

John Lyon

1

Andrew Lyon died 1402 no children

2

William Lyon

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Married Rose

a

John Lyon died 1445

i

William Lyon died 1476

+

Married Matilda

A

John Lyon

+

Married Joan

1

John of Preston born 1450 (see below)

2

Thomas of Perifere born 1453 (see below)

3

William born 1460 died 1522

A

Henry of Ruislip born 1440

1

John born 1470

+

married Emma Hedde

a

John

i

William born 1540

ii

Elizabeth born 1545

iii

Thomas born 1550

iv

William of Heston born 1555

+

married Isabel Wrightman

A

William born 1580

+

married born 1615 Anne Carter died 1634

1

Katherine born 1616

2

John born 1617

3

John born 1619

4

William born 1620

B

Thomas born 1585

C

Robert born 1590

2

William born 1475

B

John of Preston born 1450 died 1534 (see below)

C

Thomas of Perifere born 1453 (see below)


John of Preston born 1450 died 1534

1

Henry born 1500

2

Thomas born 1503

3

Richard born 1505

4

John born 1510; Yeoman; Founder of the Harrow School; died October 3rd 1592

+

married Joan

a

John Yeoman; Founder of Harrow;

i

Zachary born 1550; died 1583 without issue

Thomas of Perifere born 1453

1

Sir John born 1490; Lord Mayor of London 1554; died November 6th 1564

+

married 1st Alicia

a

John died 1560 no children

+

married Mary

+

married 2nd Elizabeth Lee no children

2

Henry born 1495

+

married Dorothy

a

Richard of West Twyford

+

married 1st Agnes Smith

i

Henry of Harrow born 1550; died October 16th 1590

+

married Mabilla Darnell

A

George inherited West Twyford Manor from his uncle John; died 1636

1

George sold West Twyford Manor; died unmarried no children;

B

Eliza

C

Richard inherited Horsington Manor from his great uncle William through his uncle John; died 1636

+

Married 2nd Mabilla Darnell Isabel Millet

ii

John born 1560; died 1615 no children

iii

Dorothy born 1565

+

married Humphrey Hyde (1573)

iv

Catherine born 1570 Ethelred

+

married William Gifford

v

John

vi

Anne

+

married Augustine Hynd (1573)

b

Henry born 1535

+

married Katherine Rithe

3

A daughter

+

Married a Randall

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Information Sources:

www.scotweb.co.uk
descended from the French family de Leon. came north with Edgar son of Malcolm III at the end of the eleventh century to fight against Donald Bane the usurper of the throne. Edgar was triumphant. Sir Roger received lands in Perthshire. Roger witnessed a charter of Edgar to the Abbey at Dunfermline in 1105.

Research done by Mr.Philippe of the Rolls Office London
Roger came from Norfolk were his family held grants of land from William Duke of Normandy in recognition of their assistance in seizing the English Throne.

At the time of the Domesday survey; a Roger de Lyons held Melton Constable, a parish in the west division of Norfolk, 5½ miles from Holt. The manor was given, by William the Conqueror, to the Bishop of Thetford; which was held, under the Bishop, by Roger de Lyons; and continued to be held by his descendants, who assumed the name of Mealton.

In 1098 a Roger de Leonne went north into Scotland with Edgar, son of Malcolm II, to fight against Edgar’s uncle, Donald Bane, a usurper of the Scottish throne. Edgar was triumphant and granted Roger the use of land in Perthshire which was later called Glen Lyon. [According to the Glen Lyon Historical Society there is no record of anyone of the surname Lyon owning land or living in Glen Lyon. They have no idea where the Glen got its name. The land in a around Glen Lyon was traditionally MacGregor land until the clan was outlawed and the Campbells, Menzies and Ogilvys moved in.]

Roger was also a witness to a charter of Edgar to the Abbey at Dunfermline in 1105.

A MOST REMARKABLE FAMILY

At the time of the Domesday survey a Roger de Leonne held Melton Constable, a parish in the west division of Norfolk approximately 5 ½ miles from Holt.

“This lordship was granted by the Conqueror to William de Beaufo Bishop of Thetford, to be held of him as a lay fee, and in his own right, being his lord chancellor, &c out of which 4 freemen of King Harold were expelled, and Roger de Lyons held it of the Bishop, with Anschetel the provost, with 3 carucates of land; 2 villains and 32 borderers belonged to it, with 7 carucates and an half; there was paunage in the wood for 60 swine, and 6 acres of meadow, 2 beasts for burden, and 7 cows, &c and a church endowed with 6 acres valued at Sd. The whole valued formerly at 30s. At the survey at 40s per annum and was one leuca long and half a leuca broad and paid 10d.”

At the time of the expedition against Harold, the Saxon King of England, 1066, one of the Leonne, an adventurous personage, with his followers, joined the banners of Duke William of Normandy. This de Leonne, the progenitor of the Lyon family of England and Scotland, held a considerable command in the invading army. The Leonne of the armament, who followed the blood-red flag of the Mora from St. Valleri to Pevensly, who sang the war song of Rollo at Hastings and did much battle, relized his opulent anticipation’s, for he remained in England, and brought over to patrimonial expectation his son Sir Roger de Leonne, born in France 1040.

Sir Roger Lyon (originally de Leonne or de Leon) was born in France around 1040, brought to England by his father [possibly Ingelram de Lions] who fought for and held grants of land in Norfolk from William Duke of Normandy in recognition of their assistance in seizing the English Throne in 1066.

At the time of the Domesday survey a Roger de Lyons held Melton Constable, a parish in the west division of Norfolk, 5½ miles from Holt. The manor was given by William the Conqueror to the Bishop of Thetford who in turn granted it to Roger de Lyons; and continued to be held by his descendants, who assumed the name of Mealton.

In 1098 a Roger de Leonne went north into Scotland with Edgar, son of Malcolm II, to fight against Edgar’s uncle, Donald Bane, a usurper of the Scottish throne. Edgar was triumphant and granted Roger the use of land in Perthshire which was later called Glen Lyon. Roger was also a witness to a charter of Edgar to the Abbey at Dunfermline in 1105.

Sir Roger de Leonne furthered the fortunes of the family in an adopted country. War was a profitable pastime, and to go to the rescue of King Edgar, the son of Malcolm Canmore, a righteous piece of errantry, so he donned his harness and rode with Atheling into Scotland to depose David Bain. For this good and faithful service, 1091 he obtained from King Edgar certain lands in Perthshire, to which he gave the name Glen Lyon. The Glen Lyon of today, extending from Fortingal about twenty-four miles, a vast cul-de-sac, flanked by steep lofty mountains traversed from end to end by the river Lyon, rushing down in torrents and cataracts from Loch Lyon. It is a strong defensible pass like Killikrankie, Glenlochy and Glenogle.

Sir Roger de Leonne stood by his Scottish possessions, and retrained the friendship of the Scottish Monarch, for he was witness in a charter of King Edgar to the monastery of Dumfermline, dated 1105. His son, Sir Paganus de Leonne or Leonibus was born in England about 1080. For his soul’s health, and the highest Christian duty, this Norman Englishman accompanied Geoffrey Plantagenet, Duke of Anjou to the Holy Land. On his return from the Crusade, he settled in England, where he did some fighting for Henry I. in the family difficulty with Duke Robert of Normandy, and in the campaign against the Welsh. He claimed lineage from the ancient Kings of Leone as 23rd in descent from King Ataulphus, the Visgoth, successor of Alaric, who took and sacked Rome in 409. Ataulphus, who married Placida, sister of Honorius, Emperor of the East, the son of the great Theodorius. His son, Hugo de Leonibus, born about 1120, was seized of lands in the county of Norfolk, England, in the time of Henry II. and he was defendant in a plea of lands in the time of Richard Coeur de Lion, 1149.

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