Humphrey Lyons

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Humphrey Lyons
Born 8 July 1802
Died 25 May 1873
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch  British Indian Army
Rank Lieutenant-General

Lieutenant-General Humphrey Lyons (8 July 1802 - 25 May 1873) was an Indian Army officer.

Military career[edit]

Born at St Austins in the English county of Hampshire in 1802, Lyons was the ninth of twelve sons of John Lyons of Antigua and St Austin's (1760-1816), and Catherine (1763-1803) (née Walrond), daughter of Maine Swete Walrond, 5th Marquis de Vallado.[1] Lyons went out to India where he entered the 23rd Bombay Native Infantry on 25 May 1817.[2] He was promoted to lieutenant-general on 20 May 1871[3] and died on 25 May 1873.[4]

Family[edit]

Lyons married in 1824 Elizabeth Bennett (1798-1859), and had the following children:[5]

  • Augusta Catherine Lyons, (1827-1828)
  • Edmund Willoughby Lyons, (1830-1889), Colonel, Indian Army, married twice and had issue
  • Algernon McLennan Lyons, (1833-1908), Admiral of the Fleet, R.N.
  • George Maughan Lyons, (1835-1878), Major, Indian Army, d.s.p.
  • Henry Maine Lyons, (1837-1838)
  • Charlotte Salter Lyons, (1839-) married 1859, Alexander Learmonth, and had issue
  • Minna Louisa Lyons, (1841-1926), married 1858, Jameson Alers-Hankey, and had issue

Humphrey married secondly in 1860, the Hon. Adelaide Matilda Yelverton (1821-1884), daughter of the 3rd Viscount Avonmore.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "John Lyons". The Peerage. Retrieved 28 June 2015. 
  2. ^ 1830 East India Register & Directory
  3. ^ "no. 23779". The London Gazette. 26 September 1871. p. 4066. Retrieved 28 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "no. 23991". The London Gazette. 24 June 1873. p. 2975. Retrieved 28 June 2015. 
  5. ^ "Humphrey Lyons". The Peerage. Retrieved 28 June 2015.