- Born: Barnoldswick, England 752
- Marriage: Unknown
- Buried: Salley Abbey 752
~Collins's Peerage of England, Vol. VIII, p. 584 752
~ Pedigree of Isabel Lyster, Née de Bolton, from a Pedigree compiled by Colonel Parker from the de Bolton deeds in possession of Willoughby Littledale, Esq., from Memorials of an Ancient House : a History of the Family of Lister or Lyster, p. 5, 158
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information. 752
John Lister, of Barnoldswick and Midhop, 4 Henry IV, buried at Salley Abbey, which estate of Middop he inherited from his mother, Isabel Bolton; the manor of Midhope, of the the most extensive and valuable farms in Craven, having been parcel of great possessions of the Boltons, and having passed into the Lister family by the marriage which took place in the reign of King Edward II. John was the father of Laurence Lister.
~Collins's Peerage of England, Vol. VIII, p. 584
• Background Information. 158
In 1425/26, "John Lyster de Medhope" grants to Lawrence Lyster, his son, pasture of twenty-four cows in Rimington, which he had of the fige of Sir John de Pudsey, Knight, Lord of Rimington, and 26 May 1428, he and Ralph Pudsey, Esq., grant to Lawrence Lyster, John's lands in Kelbrooke. In 1429/30, William, son of Thomas Wilkinson, remits to John Lyster, of Midhope, all his right in lands there. John Lyster inherited from his grandmother, Isabel de Bolton, "the manor of Midhope, one of the most extensive and valuable farms in Craven, shen had been parcel of the great possessions of the de Boltons." At Michaelmas Sessions at York, 12 Henry VI (1434), "John Lyster de Berlwyk, Yorkshire, senior," John Lyster, junior and Lawrence Lyster, both of "Berlewyk," and others were summoned to answer Robert Parker for assault at Rain.
John Lyster's will, dated 21 Oct 1434, directs that he be buried in Salley Abbey, -'My best goods for my mortuary" - " for obliation and vigils what is right'" - "Six silver marks to a chaplain for celebrating my soul and for my benefactors" daughters Isabel and margaret, £10 each - to Isabel, daughter John Symonston 5 marks - to boys of Richard Balderston, of Medepp, 20/ - to boys of John Symonston, 20/ -to boys of John Smyth of Manyngham, executors - Richard Townley, Esq. Supervior of Admon. to the Widow, 4 Jul 1435.
~Memorials of an Ancient House : a History of the Family of Lister or Lyster, pp. 6-7