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Laurence Lister
(Bef 1246-After 1467)
Ellen Banastre
William Calverley
(Abt 1425-Between 1488)
Agnes Tempest
(Abt 1448-)
Christopher Lister
(Bef 1450-)
Joan Calverley
(Bef 1450-)
William Lister Esq.
(Bef 1485-Between 1539)


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Elizabeth Banastre

William Lister Esq.

  • Born: Bef 1485, Medhope, England
  • Marriage: Elizabeth Banastre 158
  • Died: Between 27 Jul 1539 and 3 Jun 1540, Yorkshire, England 158
  • Buried: 1539 or 1540, Gisburne, England 158 ,160 ,752

bullet  General Notes:

~Weis' Ancestral Roots . . ., 156:38, buried at Giburn, 1537/39, m. Elizabeth Banester, daughter of Thurstand Banester of Swiden. 160

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Background Information. 752
William Lister, of Middop, Esquire eldest son, was buried at Giburn, 1537, having married Eliazbeth daughter and coheir of Thurstan Banester, of Swinden, by whom he had issue Chistopher Lister, 13 Henry VIII 1521, who married Eleanor, daughter and coheir of John Clayton, of Clayton, Lancashire, and through this marriage he obtained the manor of Clayton.

~Collins's Peerage of England, Vol. VIII, pp. 584-585

• Background Information. 158
William Lyster was the eldest son of Christopher Lyster and Joane Calverley. He entered into a bond, with John Banastre of Wakefield and Christopher Ruter, to Nicholas Rishton of Donkenhalgh and Alice, late wife of Thurston Banastre, 22 July 1491, in £100, that he and John Banastre would stand to the award of Lawrence and Nicholas Towneley, Esquires, Robert Banastre, and John Parker, touching all disputes, and especially concerning title to certain lands in Great marsden [Towneley MSS. H H, No. 93] A similar agreement, entered into 10 Jan 1492, between Alice, late wife of Thurston Banastre, and William Lister and his wife Elizabeth.

In his will dated 27 Jul 1539 and probated at York on 3 Jun 1540, he mentions "Christopher Lyster," son and heir; Helen, duaghter of "Laurence Lyster"; "Laurence Lyster," his son and exor.; to be buried at Gisburn; "Chirstopher Lyster" a witness. He had dispensation, 1491 [Browsholme MSS.) to marry Elizabeth Banastre, daughter and co-heir of Thurston Basastre of Swinden (his cousin), "as appear by an award dated 7 Henry VII, and with her had had Swinden and other lands in Lancashire.
~Memorials of an Ancient House : a History of the Family of Lister or Lyster, p. 163

William married Elizabeth Banastre, daughter of Thurstan Banastre and Unknown. (Elizabeth Banastre was born before 1487.)


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