The Lyon family
The Lyon family in the United Kingdom
1066 to 1649
The Norfolk (Middlesex) Lyon family from Roger de Leonne who came to Norfolk for William the Conqueror who set up a dynasty that eventually ended up in Scotland.
Then some became the Lords of Glamis and eventually the Earls of Strathmore who lead us to the Elizabeth Bowes-
King George VI.
1066 to 1500
The Northamptonshire (Warkworth) Lyon family started by Sir Nicholas Lyon who also came over to England with William the Conqueror.
This line of the family later merged with the Norfolk line and produced John Lyon who was born in 1314 in Scotland.
John was the father of John Lyon born 1340 who married King Robert II’s daughter and became the Lord Chamberlain of Scotland.
The family moved to Scotland before 1314 for various reasons to do with their relationship with King Robert the Bruce who was related from previous family ties in Brabant, now in Belgium.
The family stayed in Scotland for hundreds of years and can be traced through history books because of their service to Kings Robert I, David II, Robert II and Robert III and all the James’s from I to James VI who became the King of England as James I. James reigned from 1603 until his son Charles I replaced him in 1625.
Charles I was beheaded in 1649 under the Parliament that appointed Oliver Cromwell to rule until 1658. During this time four members of the Lyon family left England for America and became early settlers in Massachusetts and Connecticut and eventually New Jersey as Protestants.
In the meantime the Earls of Strathmore who were descendants of the Lords of Glamis continued to serve in Scotland and England. The 13th Earl of Strathmore was the father of Elizabeth Bowes-
The book explains all these steps in the history of the family from 1066 until 2015. Many live in Australia, South Africa, Canada, New Zealand and many other countries. Those in the Lyon family include the daughters who married and took other names -
The largest number of members of the Lyon family in England now live in Lancashire in the north of England.
Learn more about the Lyon family in the USA & Canada.
‘A Most Remarkable Family: a history of the Lyon Family from 1066 to 2015’ -
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