Information Sources

Information Sources:

Lyon Family Research by Bertram Dawson Lyon and Virginia Lyon (Mrs. E R Greenlaw)

Origins of Scottish Surnames pg 70

Scottish Surnames Website

Directory of Ancestral Heads of New England Families 1620-1700 (1964)

Topographical Dictionary of 2885 English Emigrants to New England 1620-1650 (1969)

Founder Kin, Privilege and Pedigrees by G D Squibb (1972)

Emigrants to New England 1700-1775 by E S Bolton (1966)

A Genealogical Register of the First Settlers of New England by J Farmer

Index to American Genealogies (1900)

From Inverurie to Richmond and Beyond by James H McTavish (2000)

Burke’s Peerage and Baronage (1863) – Strathmore – pg 1020

Burke’s Peerage and Baronage (after 1946) – Strathmore – pg 1924

Burke’s Peerage and Baronage after 1960) – Strathmore – pg 2398

Burke’s Peerage and Baronage after 1960) – Strathmore – pg 2398

Emails exchanged with: Michelle Lyon; Linda Wilson; Dana Gaspar; David Lyon; Pamela Bianco; Loudon Briggs; David Beckwith; John Lyon; Diane Kimball; Melissa Smilek; John Lyon; Randy Jones

Lyon Family Research by Tam Reynolds

Index to Ontario Census of 1871

Lyon – Payne – Rasnier Family Tree

Cindy Walker’s Website

Family Tree Makers Genealogy Website

Canada 411 Search Engine

The Lyon Tree Website

Bowker Family History

Lebourveau Family History

Memoirs of Bertram Dawson Lyon by Donald E Lyon

The Verge of the Scottish Highlands by William Palmer pg 65

Falaise Roll recording prominent companions of William Duke of Normandy (1969)

Brooks Family History

http://www.electricscotland.com/history/nation/strathmore.htm

http://www.electricscotland.com/history/nation/lyon.htm

Phelps-Lyon Family Website

Ward-Lyon-Nash-Stone-Kellogg Family Website

Lyon Family Website based on Rockaway Records of Morris County (1902)

Lyon Memorial – Massachusetts Families

Lyon Memorial – New York Families

www.kylefamily.us/id50.htm

www.baronage.co.uk

www.geo.ed.ac.uk/scotgaz

www.stirnet.com/lyon01

www.stirnet.com/lyon02

www.glamis-castle.co.uk

www.camelotintl.com

www.theclanmuir.org

pages.prodigy.net

Lyon Family of Massachuetts (1905)
– based on research done by Mr. Phillipe of the Rolls Office in London for Amos Maynard Lyon.

dgmweb.net

Scottish Surnames Index “L” Webpage
LYON – Originally de Leonne. The family came into England with the Conqueror. Sir Roger de Lyon settled in Scotland in 1098, where he received a grant of lands in Perthshire, which he called Glen Lyon. Afterwards John de Lyon obtained from David II a grant of the baronies of Forteviot and Fergundeny in Perthshire and Drumgawan in Aberdeenshire; his son, Sir John Lyon, was Secretary to Robert II, whose youngest daughter, Lady Jane Stewart, he married, and was created Lord Glamis, made Great Chamberlain, and Lord Chancellor of Scotland, and received grants of the Thanedom of Glamis in Forfarshire, and of the Barony of Kinghorn in Fifeshire, and was authorized to surround his arms with a double tressure in honor of his alliance with the royal family.

Wikipedia Clan Lyon Webpage
descended from a French family called de Leon, who came north with Edgar, son of Malcolm III, at the end of the eleventh century to fight against his uncle, Donald Bane, the usurper of the throne. Edgar was triumphant, and de Leon received lands in Perthshire which were later called Glen Lyon. Roger de Leonne witnessed a charter of Edgar to the Abbey at Dunfermline in 1105.

Hubbard Ancestry Website
This family is of French extraction, descended from the ancient house of de Leonne in France. The family derived its origin from the noble house of “Leones” of Rome. In the tenth century a person of the first rank among them went to England with William the Conqueror and had a command in his army. His son, Sir Roger De Leonne, born in France, 1040, came to England, 1066. He went into Scotland with King Edgar, about the year 1091, and for good and faithful services against Donald Bain, “the usurper,” obtained from King Edgar certain lands in Perthshire, which after him were called “Glen Lyon.” The family have been noble in England from that period down to the present.

The Battle Abbey Roll Volume II Webpage
Loions: for Lions, a name derived from the castle and forest of Lions, in Normandy. “Ingelram de Lions came to England 1066, and held Corsham and Culington from the King (Mon. Angl. ii. 604). He had Ranulph, whose brother William de Lions had a grant in Norfolk from Earl Walter Giffard, and left descendants there. Ranulph had Ingelram de Lions, named Parcar, as being forester of Croxton, Leicester, by exchange with the King (Mon. Angl.). William Parcarius de Lions was a benefactor to Croxton Abbey, t. Henry II., and was brother of Hugh de Lyons, who was deprived of his estates 1203 (Nicholls, Leicester). From him descended the family of Parcar, or Parker, and the Earl of Macclesfield.”—The Norman People. The Earl’s pedigree, however, is only traced back to Thomas Le Parker, his first certain ancestor, who lived in the reign of Edward III; and his coat of arms, Gules a chevron between three leopards’ heads Or, bears no analogy to the allusive lions or lioncels of the De Lions: though it resembles one of the coats borne by the family in Normandy. Des Lions, Seigneur de Theuville, gives D’azur a trois tetes de leopard d’or. The posterity of William de Lyons flourished at Lyons’ Manor in Weston, Norfolk, till the reign of Edward II. Roger de Lyons held Melton Constable of William de Beaufoe, Bishop of Thetford, jointly with Anchitel de Melton or de Constable. The last heir was William de Lyons, whose two daughters inherited.—Blomfield’s Norfolk. Meanwhile, the family had spread into the adjoining counties; for I find that John Lyons of Framlingham in Suffolk attended the array and muster of the Hundred of Loose in 1316 (Palgrave’s Parliamentary Writs): and Lyon or Lions Hall, in Essex, as well as Lyons Manor in the parish of Booking, were named “from an ancient family that flourished there in the reigns of Edward II. and Edward III.”—Morant’s Essex.

In Oxfordshire, John de Lyons of Begbrooke received a writ of military summons in 1322 (Palgrave’s Parliamentary Writs). This was Sir John de Lyons, Lord of Warkworth in Northamptonshire, whose genealogy is furnished by the county histories. He was sixth in descent from Nicholas de Lyons, and the son of another Sir John, who had married the co-heiress of Great Oakley and Preston Capes. His own wife, Alice, had a share in the inheritance of her father, Sir William de St. Liz; and in 1319 he made over to her “all his goods moveable and immoveable in his manor of Beckbrok, with investiture or livery of his lands.” Their only son, a third Sir John, died s. p. in 1385; and their daughter and sole heiress, Elizabeth, married first Sir Nicholas (others say Sir John) Chetwode, and secondly Richard Widville. “The tomb of this last Sir John Lyons is in the parish church. He is in plate armour; each elbow gusset is decorated with a lion’s face; his shield, charged with a lion rampant, is on h is left arm: and the upper part of it is sustained by a small lion seated on his breast: his feet rest on a couchant lion. He reposes on his helmet, surmounted by his crest, a talbot’s head issuing out of a ducal coronet.”—Baker’s Northamptonshire. A younger son of the co-heiress of Oakley, Richard de Lyons, inherited her moiety of the manor, which he held of the Honour of Huntingdon; but in 1371 his descendants in the male line failed with another Richard; and three sisters, Isabella, Cecilia, and Christina, shared the property.

Another Nicholas de Lions (from a comparison of the dates it cannot possibly have been the one already mentioned), in 1252 held the office of reeve of the city of Bristol, and held lands at Long Ashton, Somersetshire. His posterity continued there till the end of the fourteenth century; the last of the name was Thomas de Lions, “who 15 Ric. II. obtained a charter of free warren, and liberty to make a park in his manor of Long Ashton, which from this family was henceforward named Ashton-Lyons.”—Collinson’s Somerset. The mansion house of Ashton Court, a noble old structure, partly erected by the family of Lyons, still retains their devices and coat of arms. They also built the church of Long-Ashton, where some of their tombstones are to be seen. Their arms, differenced in tinctures, are nearly the same as those borne by the late Lord Lyons, who descended from a branch seated in Hampshire, where William de Lyons, in the thirteenth century, witnessed a charter of William de Redvers to Christ Church Priory. His immediate ancestor, John Lyons, of Lyons in the island of Antigua, was father of another John, seated at St. Austin’s, Hants, whose two elder sons both entered the navy. The second, Sir Edmund, was the gallant admiral who received a peerage in 1856 for his services during the Crimean War. He had lost his younger son, a young officer of the greatest promise—in the previous year at the siege of Sebastopol. Richard, the eldest, succeeded in 1858 as second Lord Lyons, and was the eminent diplomatist that for nearly half a century so ably represented his country abroad, and by his judgment, tact, and incomparable discretion, more than once warded off the threat of impending war. He was Minister at Washington in 1861, when the exasperation caused by the ‘Trent’ affair, and the seizure of Mason and Slidell, seemed to render a conflict between the two great Anglo-Saxon nationalities imminent if not inevitable. It was due to his coolness, prudence, and admirable temper, that the crisis was averted, and the danger passed over. His last post was at Paris, where he remained for twenty years, again rendering important services to the cause of peace, and gaining the respect and good-will of all. The Parisians never forgot that, when the siege was raised in 1871, he was one of the first to procure provisions for the famished capital. He was created a Viscount in 1881, and on his retirement from the Embassy in 1887. the Queen announced her intention of conferring upon him the further reward of an Earldom. He died shortly after, lamented by many attached friends, and not leaving behind him a single enemy.

A general history of the county of Norfolk
MELTON-CONSTABLE (St. Peter), a parish, in the hundred of Holt, W. division of Norfolk, 5½ miles (S. W. by S.) from Holt; containing 75 inhabitants. This place is of great antiquity, and at the time of the Domesday survey was granted to the bishops of Thetford, of whom it was held by Roger de Lyons, whose descendants assumed the name of Constable, from the office which they held under the see. The parish comprises 1741a. 2r. 7p., whereof 822 acres are arable, 560 meadow and pasture, and about 370 woodland; the soil is generally a sandy loam.

Norfolk Place Names
MELTON-CONSTABLE
A parish in Erpingham district, Norfolk; 5 1/2 miles SW by S of Holt, and 6 NE of Ryburgh r. station. It includes the hamlet or quondam parish of Burgh-Parva; and its post-town is Briston, under Thetford. Acres, 2,710. Real property, #2,429. Pop., 118. Houses, 19. The manor was given, by William the Conqueror, to the Bishop of Thetford; was held, under the Bishop, by Roger de Lyons; continued to be held by his descendants, who assumed the name of Mealton, with sometimes the affix of De Constable, in allusion to their office under the Bishop; and passed, several centuries ago, to the Astleys. . . . The church consists of nave and chancel, with a central tower.

Norfolk Place Names
Melton was granted by the Norman Conqueror to the Bishop of Thetford, of whom it was held by Roger de Lyons, whose descendants took the name of De Constable, from the office which they held under the Bishop: By marriage with Editha, sister and heiress of Geoffrey de Constable, Melon passed to Sir Thomas Astley in the year 1235. And since that date has been the seat of the Astleys, now Barons Hastings.

The Hall of Names – T.Eaton Co – 1 Dundas st. west, 12th floor, Toronto, Ontario
Research into such ancient manuscripts such as the Doomsday Book (compiled in 1086 by William the Conqueror), the Ragman Rolls, the Wace poem, the honor Roll of the Battel Abbey, The Curia Regis, Pipe Rolls, the Falaise Roll, tax records, baptismals, family genealogies, local parish and church records shows the first record of the name Lyon was found in Norfolk where they were seated from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Rumblefische Lyon Webpage
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, realized his opulent anticipations, for he remained in England, and brought over to patrimonial expectation his son, Sir Roger de Leonne, born in France 1040.

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 Donald Bain. For this good and faithful service, in 1091 he obtained from King Edgar certain lands in Perthshire, to which he gave the name of 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. … Sir Roger de Leonne stood by his Scottish possessions, and retained 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.

Origin of the name LYON

Although Sir Iain Moncreiffe, perhaps the greatest herald genealogist, believed his family were of Celtic origin and descended from a younger son of the Lamonts, the generally accepted view is that they descended from a French family called de Leonne, who came north with Edgar, son of Malcolm III, at the end of the eleventh century to fight against his uncle, Donald Bane, the usurper of the throne. Edgar was triumphant, and de Leonne received lands in Perthshire. (These lands should NOT be confused with Glen Lyon. In this context, Lyon is thought to be a corruption of the word “lithe”, meaning “flood”, to describe the frequent state of the river through the glen. From all available records, there has never been any Lyon as owner or occupier of land in Glen Lyon.) Roger de Leonne witnessed a charter of Edgar to the Abbey at Dunfermline in 1105.

Origin of the name LYON

This family is of French extraction, descended from the ancient house of de Leonne in France. The family derived its origin from the noble house of “Leones” of Rome. In the tenth century a person of the first rank among them went to England with William the Conqueror and had a command in his army. His son, Sir Roger De Leonne, born in France, 1040, came to England, 1066. He went into Scotland with King Edgar, about the year 1091, and for good and faithful services against Donald Bain, “the usurper,” obtained from King Edgar certain lands in Perthshire, which after him were called “Glen Lyon.” The family have been noble in England from that period down to the present.

http://www.bodlak.net/html/genealogy.html

http://dgmweb.net/FGS/Lyon/DeLyounJohn-MargeryDeAckle.html

http://books.google.ca/books?id=27HRAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA60&lpg=PA60&dq=’John+de+Lyoun’&source=bl&ots=ulYKdOg2fu&sig=fMwQVZOHTQLQGZXcajZEMYQMlf4&hl=en&ei=yn1RTsrzI8Hc0QGn__j9Bg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CCIQ6AEwAjgK#v=onepage&q=’John%20de%20Lyoun’&f=false

http://books.google.ca/books?id=zitDAAAAcAAJ&pg=PA119&lpg=PA119&dq=’John+de+Lyoun’&source=bl&ots=vZwgIuxo8R&sig=z3O2N38jvUwjEFkZ5ah4wG_1fXk&hl=en&ei=yn1RTsrzI8Hc0QGn__j9Bg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=9&ved=0CDwQ6AEwCDgK#v=onepage&q=Lyoun&f=false

 

http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=DESC&db=maclaren&id=I24120

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