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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Sir John de Lyons & Margerie de Okeley

4221716. Sir John de Lyons & 4221717. Margerie de Okeley.

~1270, John de Lyuns born in Northampton, England, s/o 8443432. Sir Richard de Leons & 8443433. Emma ?.

~1275, Margerie born in Great Oakley, Northampton, England, coheir & d/o 8443434. Richard de Okeley.

1293, Margery a coheir with her sister to her father’s estates of Oakley and Childerley.

By 1297, John knighted.

1297, John de Lyons identified as “armiger”, a knight. (S) Origins of the English Gentry, Coss, 2003, P249.

1299, The liberties of John de Lions and Margery his wife.

~1300, “Richard de Seyton states that he had married his ward, Margery de Okley, and that he had been in possession of her and her land for 4 years and more when John de Lyons carried her off by force against her will, and still holds her and her land.” (S) UKNA.

1301, John de Lyons assessed 12s 3.5d in Villata de Warkeworth, Northamptonshire. (S) Norhamptonshire Tax Assessments, King’s Sutton Hundred.

1302, A fine was levied of 2 parts of the manor of Warkworth to the use of John de Lyons and his heirs. (S) History, Topography, and Directory of Northamptonshire, Whellan, 1874, P503.

1302-03, John de Lions and Margery his wife hold fee in Chylderle Magna. (S) Feudal Cambridgeshire, Farrer, 1920.

1304, John Gerard of Banbury to John de Leone, Margery his wife and Richard, their son.

11/7/1305, Letters … chancellor of Ireland, nominating … John de Lyouns for 1 year. (S) CPRs.

5/25/1306, Commission of oyer … on complaint of Richard de Middleton … he caused the beasts of John de Lyuns to be seized … at Warkeworth, co. Northampton, the said John, Nicholas and Richard his brothers, … Richard son of Nicholas de Lyuns, … rescued the same and assaulted his servants. (S) CPRs.

7/7/1307, Edward II succeeded Edward I as King of England.

1310, John and Margery settled the reversion in tail of Great Childerley on their son Richard.

1311, John heir to his mother.

1311, John de Liouns to son John, land in Swerford parva dower land of mother, Emma, with reversion to Richard, his brother. Witness, Thomas Lionus of Dustowe …

1312, John died, buried in the church of St. Mary, Warkworth in the chapel. (S) Cassell’s Gaz. of Great Britain and Ireland, 1900, P305.


1317, Margerie a widow, retained her half of Great Childerley.

~1322, Margerie died, buried with John.

(S) Lyon Memorial, Lyons, 1905, P435. (S) A Hist. of the Co. of Cambridge and the Isle of Ely, V9, 1989.

Children of John and Margerie:

i. John Lyons (2110858), born ~1295 in England.

1330, Dispensation from the prior and brothers of St. Augustine of Northampton to John and wife Alice for the souls of ancestors: John and wife Margerie [parents], Richard and wife Emma [grandparents], Roger de Lions [great grandfather].

ii. Margerie de Lions, born ? in England.

1322, Margerie living.

iii. Agnes de Lions, born ? in England.

1322, Agnes living.

iv. Richard de Lions, born ? in England.

1311, Richard living.

Richard married Margerie ?.

1370, Richard died. [Richard’s daughters’ eventual heiresses of some of the estates of his older brother John.]