Sir John de Byron Knight, Lord of Clayton
- Born: Abt 1217, Clayton, Lancashire, England
- Marriage: Joan de Tyas 826,1032,1033
- Died: After 24 Jun 1300, Lancashire, England
John de Byron, who had by gift of his father-in-law, all his lands in Rochdale, viz., Bostworth, gleggs, Gartside, Kendon, the two Holinworths and Halcht, married Joan de Tyes, widow of Sir Robert de Hoyland.
~Dodsworth's Yorkshire Notes: The Wapentake of Agbrigg, Byron Pedigree, p. 67 1032
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information. 784
John de Byron, togehter with the sheriff of Yorkshire, William de Latimer the elder, and Ralph Fitz William, received a praecipe from Edward I dated at Wetherby, Yorkshire, 14 Jan 1279/80, declaring his intention of being at Carlisle on Midsummer-day then next following, commanding them to meet him then there (with horse and arms, in company with such as owe him any service), ready to march against the Scots, to chastise, manfully and powerfully, their rebellion, perfidy and wickedness. He also commands the said sheriff to summon all Knights and other in his said bailiwick, who have 40£ per annum, to meet him there in like manner.
In 25 Edward I, he had another summon to be at London of Sunday following the octave of St. John Baptist, ready with horse and arms to go on an expedition with the King beyond the seas, as well for his honor, as for the preservation and profit of the kingdom. In 23 Edward, as holding 40£ per annum land in that country, he was commanded to meet the King with horse and arms at Carlisle, on the feast of the nativity of St. John Baptist, ready to go against the Scots.
John de Byron was seated at Clayton, and in 24 Edward I, he was governor or custos of the city of York, as he had been, for five or six years before, of the Castle of Dover. He married, as his first wife, Lady Joan, daughter of Sir Baldwin Teutonick or Thies, the widow of Sir Robert Holland, Knight (son of John, son of Ingelram de Holland, of Holland Lancashire). Sir Baldwin Tyas was the secretary to Thomas, Earl of Lancaster. John de Byron had in marriage with her, been given from Sir Balwin, all his lands in Rochdale, Lancashire.
~Collins's Peerage of England, Vol. VII, pg. 92-93
• Background Information. 861
Hugh de Eland in 1292 released to Sir John de Byron and his wife Joan and their heirs of Sir John, all his rights in lands &c, in the vill of Butterworth, excepting the lorship of vill, 22s., yearly rent, and the homage and service of Richard son of Gilbert de Butterworth for 2 oxgangs of land [Byron Chartul. no. 8/154].
~ A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 5, Township: Butterworth, pp. 213-222
• Background Information. 1033
John de Byron, son of Robert de Byron, was seated at Clayton in 1299, was governor of York, and had all his lands in Rochdale with his wife Joan, by gift of her father, Sir Baldwin de Tyas, who was Conservator of the Peace in Lancashire, 10 Edward I (1281/1282). Their son was Sir John de Byron, Knight.
~ Historical and Descriptive Notices of Droylsden, Past and Present, p. 37
• Background Information. 826
John de Byron, later a knight, who appears all through the latter part of the 13th century [He was a juror in 1282; Lancs. Inq. and Extents, i, 244. He was described as knight in 1270; Final Conc. (Rec. Soc. Lancs. and Ches.), i, 216]. He was son of Richard [De Banco R. 303, m. 205], probably a second bearer of the name. Sir John married Joan, with whom he had lands in the parish of Rochdale [Joan was the daughter of Baldwin le Tyas (Teutonicus) and widow of Sir Robert de Hoyland; Byron Chartul. no. 71/152, 13/70, 72/153]. He acquired also the estate of Royton [This was in or before 1260; Final Conc. i, 132]. He and his wife Joan were still living in 1298 [Assize R. 408, m. 15d]. He had a son John [Sir John de Byron and John his son were witnesses to a Farnworth charter in 1292; Lord Ellesmere's D. no. 142 Ellen widow of James Banastre in 1291 stated that she held lands in Hindley of the inheritance of Alesia wife of John son of John Byron, which Alesia (granddaughter of Robert Banastre) was under age; De Banco R. 91, m. 157].
'Townships: Droylsden', in A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 4, pp. 282-287
John married Joan de Tyas, daughter of Sir Baldwin de Tyas Knight and Margaret de Eland 826,1032.,1033 (Joan de Tyas was born about 1214 in Farnley, West Riding, Yorkshire, England.)