- Born: Abt 1486, Medhope, England
- Marriage: Ellen Clayton
- Died: 1521, Clayton, Lancashire, England about age 35
~Weis' Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700, 156:39, of Medhope, 1521, d. 1548; m. Eleanor, daughter of John Clayton, Esq. of Clayton, Lancashire.
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information. 158
Christopher Lyster, of Midhope and Clayton Hall, was the eldest son of William and Elizabeth Banistre. He was born before May 1498. He was named as son and heir of his father in a deed of sale made by Thomas Middop of Merton, 13 Henry VIII (1521/22), and in a deed made to him from William Middop of Morehall, 28 Henry VIII (1536/37). He was appointed along with Thomas Tempest and Thomas Holte as a Commissioners in charge of investigation in a case at Burnley, Lancashire, March 1543. As case in the Duchy Court of Lancashire, 23 Jun 1549, William Lyster of Gisburn, Yeoman, gave evidence that on Twelfth Day, or the Sunday following last past, "Christopher Lyster, Esq., deceased," had sent for him to his place called "Myduphall." Another deponent mentioned that Christopher Lyster was lying ill at Midhop in Passion Week last. Christopher died in the spring of 1549, his will was made 6 Feb 1548/49, and was probated at York on 9 May 1549. In his will, he directs that he be buried at Gisburne. He mentions his wife Ellen, son William, daughters Elizabeth, Isabella and Anne, his brother Thomas Lister of Westbie, brother Lawrence Lister, daughter Levesaye, Sir John Tempest and Sir Thomas Langton, Baron of Walton, Knights, supervisors, "Lawrence Lyster," "Thos. Lyster" and others were witnesses.
Christopher Lister was married to Ellen Clayton, daughter and co-heir of John Clayton, Esquire of Clayton, Lancashire. The marriage settlement was dated 2 Apr 1522. They had four daughters, Elizabeth, who married John Bankes; Ellen who married 26 Apr 1543, Richard Livesey; Isabel, married to Gilbert Watson of Stanston in Craven; and Anne, who married Robert Wade of Great Snodon, Norfolk.
~Memorials of an Ancient House : a History of the Family of Lister or Lyster, pp. 177-178
Christopher married Ellen Clayton, daughter of John Clayton Esq. and Elizabeth Langton. (Ellen Clayton was born about 1490 in Clayton, Lancashire, England and died before 1512 in England.)