Sir Richard le Byron Knight
- Marriage: Joan Colwick 784,826
- Died: Jun 1397, Byron, Lancashire, England 826
~A History and Genealogy of the Families of Bayard, Houstoun of Georgia, and the Descent of the Bolton Family from Assheton, p. 53
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information. 784
Sir Richard was the son and heir of Sir James Byron and brother of Sir John Byron. John was the eldest, and served in the wars of France under King Edward III, and was knighted for his valor at the siege of Calais, but died without issue. He was succeeded in his estate by his brother, Sir Richard le Byron.
Sir Richard Byron had his manor of Arnteston, Poolebrook, Northamptonshire, confirmed before 4 Richard II by Thomas de Pynoehebec. Sir Richard married Joan, second daughter of William de Colewick, of Colewick, Nottinghamshire and sister of Thomas de Colewick, who was two years old at the death of his father in 35 Edward III. With this marriage, came a considerable estate since William Colewick was married to Joan, daughter and heir of John Peche, and his wife, Alice, the daughter and hier of Sir William Hayward, Knight, by Joan his wife, daughter and heir of Sir Saier de Huntingfield of South-Stoke.
Sir Richard died in 1398, leaving only one son, John le Bryon, and his wife Joan, surviving. Joan vowed in 1397 a perpetual chastity before Robert, Archbishop of York.
~Collins's Peerage of England, Vol. VII, p. 94-95
• 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
Richard married Joan Colwick, daughter of Sir William Colwick Knight and Joan Pecche 784.,826 (Joan Colwick was born in 1345 in Colwick, Notthinghamshire, England and died on 8 Oct 1426 in Clayton, Lancashire, England.)