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Sir James Byron Knight
(-After 1350)
Elizabeth de Bernake
Sir William Colwick Knight
(Abt 1280-1362)
Joan Pecche
(Abt 1320-)
Sir Richard le Byron Knight
Joan Colwick
Sir John le Byron Knight
(Abt 1380-Abt 1450)


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Margery Booth

Sir John le Byron Knight

  • Born: Abt 1380, Clayton, Lancashire, England
  • Marriage: Margery Booth
  • Died: Abt 1450, Clayton, Lancashire, England about age 70

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Background Information. 784
John le Byron recived the honor of knighthood before 3 Henry V (1318) when he settled all his lands in the Lancashire, Lincolnshire, Northampshire and Derbyshire, on Robert and William Booth, in trust, having married Margery, daughter of John Booth, Esq. of Barton and the sister of Sir Richard Booth.

~Collins's Peerage of England, p. 95

footnote: John le Byron was married to Margaret, daughter of Sir John de Booth. He was the son and heir of Sir Thomas Booth, of Barton, by Ellen, daughter of Robert de Workesley, son and heir of John Booth, living in the reign of King Edward, by Agnes, daughter and heir of Gilbert de Barton, Lord of Barton, near Eccles, Lancashire.

• Background Information. 826
Sir Richard by his marriage with Joan de Colwick increased the family estates [Byron Chartul. no. 32 (1362); no. 2/300 (1415); no. 5/305 (after 1426)]. He died in June 1397, holding the manor of Clayton, and lands in Royton, Butterworth, Woodhouses in Ashton, and others outside Lancashire; John, the son and heir, was then only ten years of age [Lancs. Inq. p.m. (Chet. Soc.), i, 65], and his wardship was granted to Sir John Ashton [Dep. Keeper's Rep. xl, App. 528]. A settlement of lands in Droylsden was in 1415 made on the occasion of the marriage of Sir John Byron's daughter Elizabeth with Thomas son of Sir John Ashton [Byron Chartul. no. 1/23; no. 8/24]. Sir John is stated to have married Margery daughter of Sir John Booth of Barton, by whom he had three sons and five daughters [Rev. E. F. Letts, in Lancs. and Ches. Antiq. Soc. i, 87; Lich. Epis. Reg. ix, fol. 3b]. He acquired lands in Blackley from Lord La Warre and in Gorton from Sir Robert Booth; in 1435 he did homage to Nicholas Thorley, one of the feoffees of Lord La Warre [Byron Chartul. no. 40/332]; and in 1440 he made a settlement of his lands in the counties of Lancaster, Lincoln, and Northampton [ibid. no. 39/331]. Two years later he made a grant to John Byron, said to be the son of his younger son Nicholas, who ultimately became heir to the whole of the Byron manors and lands. Sir John was sheriff of the county from 1437 to 1449 [P.R.O. List, 72]; when he was succeeded by his son Nicholas, a grant of the reversion having been obtained in 1444 [Dep. Keeper's Rep. xl, App. 538].

'Townships: Droylsden', in A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 4, pp. 282-287

John married Margery Booth, daughter of Sir John de Booth Knight and Joan de Trafford.


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