Family histories with citations for reference and research -- Searching: note that there may be multiple spellings from different sources. -- "It is a revered thing to see an ancient castle not in decay; how much more to behold an ancient family which has stood against the waves and weathers of time!" - Francis Bacon.
1246, Richard de Lyons born in England, s/o 16886864. Sir Roger de Lyuns & 16886865. Joanna de Napton.
1260, Agreement between Walter Pompes, etc., on the one part, and William Purkell on the other. Witnesses Richard de Lyuns, son of Lord Roger Lyuns, Gerard de Lyuns, Richard de Lyuns. Nicholas de Lyuns et al. (S) Lyons Memorial, V3.
11/16/1272, Edward I ascended to the throne while on crusade.
Richard's father died.
6/15/1276, Theobald de Verdun puts in his place [as attorney] Richard de Lyuns and Geoffrey de Boseworth in a suit before the king between him and Eleanor, late the wife of John de Verdun, … (S) CCRs.
1276, Richard’s mother Joan died, Richard, age 30, her heir to the estates given by her father.
1277, Richard de Leonibus, Kt., lord of Wareworth.
5/12/1281, Commission of oyer … an appeal which Matilda,
late the wife of Simon de Lyuns brings in the county of Norfolk against Roger
de Lyuns for the death of her husband. (S) CPRs.
1282, Richard de Leonibus, Kt., lord of Wareworth.
1284, William de Noers, Miles Hastynes, Robert de Romeny, John de le Low of Essone, Richard de Lyuns, and Simon de Thorp held one fee in the manor of Horpol, Northamptonshire, under the King.
11/25/1285, Acknowledgement by Robert de Romeney, knight, to William Toruile, knight, … Witnesses: Thomas de Arderne, …, Richard de Lyuns, …, Nicholas de Oddingesheles, John de Morteyn, Roger de Bello Campo, … (S) UKNA.
9/20/1287, Robert Spret … sought to replevy to Richard de Lyuns and Emma, his wife, … land … taken into the king’s hands … (S) CCRs. [Same date: similar record of Ralph de Estrop, who was named in first record with Richard and Emma.]
1288, Richard de Leonibus, Kt., lord of Wareworth.
1295, William de Noers and Milo Hastings, Robert Romeney, John de la Lou of Ashton, Richard de Lyons, and Simon de Thorp were returned to hold a fee in Harpole of the King as tenants-in-chief.
4/17/1300, Letters for Ralph Pippard, … nominating … Ralph son of Richard de Lyuns his attorneys … in Ireland … (S) CPRs.
By 1301, Sir Richard, knt. of Warkworth, died. (S) Son John assessed for taxes on Warkworth.
1311, Lady Emma, a widow, died. [Her son John gave his son John her dower lands in Swerva parva.]