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William Lister Esq.
(Bef 1485-Between 1539/1540)
Elizabeth Banastre
(Bef 1487-)
John Clayton Esq.
Elizabeth Langton
(-Bef 1548)
Christopher Lister
(Abt 1486-1521)
Ellen Clayton
(Abt 1490-Bef 1512)
William Lister Esquire
(Abt 1512/24-1582)


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Bridget Pigot

William Lister Esquire

  • Born: Abt 1512-1524, Thornton-le-Moors, Chesire, England
  • Marriage: Bridget Pigot 158,160,1525
  • Died: After 1 Sep 1582 and before 4 Oct 1582, Thornton-le-Moors, Chesire, England 158
  • Buried: 4 Oct 1582, Gisburne, England 158

bullet  General Notes:

~Weis' Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700, 9:40 & 156:40, of Medhope, will probated in 1582 which mentions daughter and son-in-law Thomas Southworth, son of Sir John Southworth; m. Bridet Pigot, daughter of Bartholomew Pigot of Aston Rowen, Oxfordshire, and widow of Thomas Banister of Brokden. 160

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Background Information. 158
William Lyster of Midhope and Thornton, in Craven, with manor, with 100 messuages, 60 cottages, a water-mill, with lands there in Erby, Kelbrooke, and Hagh in Craven, with the advowson of Thornton church, he bought from henry, Earl of Rutland and John Manners, Esq. in 1556, the fine being levied in Hilary 1556/57 [Yorks. Feet of fines, i. p. 200] William was of full age by Jan 1551. In 1557/58, "William Lyster, Esq.," and Christopher Metcalfe were parties to a deed concerning the Manor of Hartlynton, when William seals a Duchy of Lancaster deposition with a stag's head erased. "William Lyster, Esq.," and Bridget his wife sold a moiety of the manor of Clayton to Hugh anderton, Esq. for £400, in Mar 1557 [Lancs. fines]. In 1571, he conveyed to "Lawrence Lyster," his second son, the capital messuage called "Lawgher Hall" in Gisburne, and land lately bought of Sir H. Darcy. He was first married to Anne Midhope, daughter of Roger Midhope of Skipton, heiress to her uncle William Midhope's land of More Hall in Midhope "and in Gargrave, Thornton, Kellebrook, and Erby, as it seems by writings of 28 and 19 Henry VIII." [Browsholme Pedigree]. Anne died before Jun 1553. He married sometime before 1557, Bridget Pigot, widow of Thomas Banister of Brockeden, and daughter of Bartholomew Pigot of Aston Rowan, Oxfordshire.

William died in 1582 and was buried at Gisburne 4 Oct 1582.

Memorials of an Ancient House : a History of the Family of Lister or Lyster, pp. 178-179

• Background Information. 1525
William Lyster of Midhope, supposed to have purchased Thornton. Will dated 1 Sep, proved at York 17 Oct 1582, to be buried in the parish church of Gisburne. Married first, Anne, daughter of Roger Midhope of Skpton. Their children were:

• William, drowned, s.p.
• Laurence
• Chrsitopher
• John, d.s.p. in Ireland
• Elizabeth, married to John Breares of Hmerton in Bolland
• Isabel, married to Henry Banke, of Banke Newton.

William Lyster married a second time to Bridget, daughter of Bartholomew Pigot, of Aston Rowen, in Oxford, widow of Thomas Banister, of Brokden. Her will was made 1 Mar 1600/1 and proved at York, 5 Apr 1601, to be buried in Gisburne Quire. There children were:

• Bartholomew, d.sp. at Tetworth, named in his father's will
• Michael of Frearhead in Craven. Will, 5 Aug, proved at York, 28 Oct 1618, married to Mary
• Martin, of Thorpe Ernald
• Edmund, Captain, died in Ireland before his mother died
• Sir Matthew, M.D., of Burwell, co. Linc. born at Thornton, ed. at Oriel Coll., Oxf., Physician to Queen Anne of Denmark and to Charles I, by whom he was knighted 11 Oct 1636 & died at Burwell 14 Dec 1656.
• Rosamond, married Thomas Southworth, Esq.
• Mary
• Ellen, married John Lacy, of York, named in her father's will.

~The Genealogists, New Series, Vol. XVII, p. 191

William married Bridget Pigot, daughter of Bartholomew Pigot and Unknown 158,160.,1525 (Bridget Pigot was born about 1530 in Medhope, England.)


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