Baron Lisle was a title that was created five times in the Peerage of England during the Middle Ages and Tudor period. The earliest creation was for the family of Lisle of Rougemont, which bore arms: Or, a fess between two chevrons sable. The later creation of 1357 was for Lisle of Kingston Lisle, a younger branch of the Lisles of Rougemont. Robert de Lisle of Rougemont married Alice FitzGerold (granddaughter of Henry I FitzGerold (d.1173/4)), the heiress of Kingston in the parish of Sparsholt, Berkshire. In 1269 Alice granted the manor of Kingston to her younger son Gerard I de Lisle, whose family adopted the arms of FitzGerold: Gules, a lion statant guardant argent crowned or. Gerard I's grandson was Gerard II de Lisle (1305–1360), created Baron Lisle in 1357.
The most recent creation came in the Peerage of Ireland in 1758, when John Lysaght was made Baron Lisle, of Mountnorth in the County of Cork. He had previously represented Charleville in the Irish House of Commons. As of 2013[update] the title is held by his descendant, the ninth Baron, who succeeded his father in 2003. The barony is pronounced "Lyle", the family surname of Lysaght "Lycett".
Barons Lisle, First Creation (1299)
Barons Lisle (of Rougemont), Second Creation (1311)
- Robert de Lisle, 1st Baron Lisle (died 1343)
- John de Lisle, 2nd Baron Lisle (1318–1355)
- Robert de Lisle, 3rd Baron Lisle (1334–1399)
Barons Lisle (of Kingston Lisle), Third Creation (1357)
- Gerard de Lisle, 1st Baron Lisle (1305–1360)
- Warine de Lisle, 2nd Baron Lisle (1333–1382), son
- Margaret de Lisle, 3rd Baroness Lisle (1360–1392), daughter
- Elizabeth de Berkeley, 4th Baroness Lisle (c.1386–1422) (abeyant 1422), daughter
Barons Lisle, Fourth Creation (1444)
- John Talbot, 1st Viscount Lisle (1426–1453) (created Viscount Lisle 1451), grandson
- Thomas Talbot, 2nd Viscount Lisle (1443–1470), son; (viscountcy extinct, barony abeyant 1470)
- Elizabeth Talbot, 3rd Baroness Lisle (died 1487), sister; (abeyance terminated 1475)
- Edward Grey, 1st Viscount Lisle (died 1492), husband
- John Grey, 4th Baron Lisle (1481–1504), son
- Elizabeth Grey, 5th Baroness Lisle (1505–1519), daughter
- Elizabeth Grey, 6th Baroness Lisle (c. 1483-c. 1525), aunt
Attainder of heirs from 1st marriage of the 6th Baroness Lisle and abeyance of heirs from her 2nd marriage.
Barons Lisle, Fifth Creation (1561)
Barons Lisle, Sixth Creation (1758)
John Lysaght was created the first Baron Lisle of Mountnorth in the County of Cork in the Peerage of Ireland on 18 September 1758.
Crest: A dexter arm embowed in armour, the hand holding a sword, all ppr.
Supporters: Two lions or.
Motto: Bella! horrida bella!
- John Lysaght, 1st Baron Lisle (1702–1781)
- John Lysaght, 2nd Baron Lisle (1729–1798)
- John Lysaght, 3rd Baron Lisle (1781–1834)
- George Lysaght, 4th Baron Lisle (1783–1868)
- John Arthur Lysaght, 5th Baron Lisle (1811–1898)
- George William James Lysaght, 6th Baron Lisle (1840–1919)
- John Nicholas Horace Lysaght, 7th Baron Lisle (1903–1997)
- Patrick James Lysaght, 8th Baron Lisle (1931–2003)
- Nicholas Geoffrey Lysaght, 9th Baron Lisle (born 1960)
- Debrett's Peerage, 1968, p.1015, E. of Shrewsbury & Waterford
- Victoria County History, Berkshire: Volume 4, 1924, pp 311–319, Parishes: Sparsholt (Kingston Lisle) . Arms of Lisle of Kingston Lisle Gules, a lion statant guardant argent crowned or, per Byrne, Muriel St Clare, (ed.), The Lisle Letters, London & Chicago, 1981, p.178
- Secondary Sources