Sir William Lister Esquire
- Born: Abt 1512-1524, Thornton, Yorkshire, England
- Marriage: Bridget Pigot 158
- Died: After 1 Sep 1582 and before 4 Oct 1582, Thornton, Yorkshire, England 158
- Buried: 4 Oct 1582, Gisburne, England 158
~Weis' Ancestral Roots. . ., 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 Thomad Banister of Brokden. 160
~Collins's Peerage of England, Vol. VIII, pg. 585 752
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 . . . , p. 178-179
William married Bridget Pigot, daughter of Bartholowmew Pigot and Unknown.158 (Bridget Pigot was born about 1530 in Medhope, England.)