Sir Roger de Lyuns (aka Roger de Lions)

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Sir Roger de Lyuns married Joanna de Napton daughter of Adam de Napton of Warwick. Adam gave in free marriage to Roger and Joanna: 44 acres arable in demesne; 2.5  acres meadow; 2 acres wood within the forest; rents of assize of freemen 6.5 d; of villeins 27s; and of cottagers 2s 11.5d held without service  in Plumpton…

1249, Roger de Lyons of Warkworth a potential juror in a land dispute case. (S) The Origns of English Gentry, Coss, 2005, P208.

1250, Roger de Leonibus impleaded Ralph de Birston for 2 parts of a fee in Burston. (S) Topographical History of the County of Norfolk, Blomefield, 1775, P909.

12/26/1252, Exemption, for life, of Roger de Lyuns from being put on assizes, juries or recognitions. (S) CPRs.

12/24/1257, Norfolk. Roger de Lyuns gives one mark for a writ ad terminum. (S) FRsHIII.

After 8/4/1258, Joanna’s father died.

11/2/1259, Norfolk. Roger de Lyuns gives half a mark for a writ ad terminum. (S) FRsHIII.

1260, Agreement between Walter Pompes, etc., on the one part, and William Purkell on the other. Witnesses Richard de Lyuns, son of Lord Roger Lyuns, Gerard de Lyuns, Richard de Lyuns. Nicholas de Lyuns et al. (S) Lyons Memorial, V3.

1261, Roger de Lyuns gives the king ten gold bezants for having respite from his knighting, which he has paid to P. Chaceporc and is quit. (S) FRsHIII.

7/17/1268, Whereas the king’s clerks … Guy de Taunton, and Roger de Lyuns to tax ecclesistical benefices [and] temporalities of archbishops … diocese of Bath and Wells, … 10£ for their expenses … (S) CPRs. [Multiple records in 1268 on this appointment.]

1/7/1269, … delivered … by the hand of Roger de Lyuns of 154£ of the tenth … (S) CPRs.

1/12/1269, Mandate to … to pay … to Roger de Lyuns 100s for a horse lost in the king’s service about the taxation … (S) CPRs.

11/16/1272, Edward I ascended to the throne while on crusade.

1273, Roger de Lyons held land in co. Wilts. (S) A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames, Bardsley, 1901, P503.

Roger de Leone died.

1276, Joan died; Richard de Lyuns her son, aged 30, is her next heir. (S) CIsPM.

(S) Lyon Memorial, Lyons, 1905, P435.

Family notes:

• 1330, Dispensation from the prior and brothers of St. Augustine of Northampton to John [de Lyons] and wife Alice [de St. Liz] for the souls of ancestors: John and wife Margerie [parents], Richard and wife Emma [grandparents], Roger de Lions [great grandfather].

Child of Roger and Joanna:

i. Richard de Leons (8443432), born 1246 in England.


A Roger de Lyons held Melton Constable of William de Beaufoe Bishop of Thetford. The last Lyon heir of this line was William de Lyons whose two daughters inherited (Blomfield’s Norfolk)

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