John Byron (died 1567)
|Sir John Byron|
|Died||1567 (aged 79)|
|Spouse(s)||Isabel Lenington, Elizabeth Costerdine|
Life and family
Sir John lived at Colwick in Nottinghamshire, before being granted Newstead Abbey in the same county by Henry VIII of England on 26 May 1540. He was appointed Lieutenant of Sherwood Forest. He was also Steward of Manchester and Rochdale. He was a trusted adviser to Henry VIII, and was at court most of his life. He started work on Newstead, making it into a home for his family.
Marriage and issue
Byron married twice: firstly Isabel Lenington, by whom he had no issue and secondly Elizabeth Costerdine, the daughter of William Costerdine of Lancashire, and also the widow of George Halgh of Halgh, Lancashire, with whom he had one daughter and three sons, including John Byron, who was knighted by Queen Elizabeth I of England and his great-grandson became the first Baron Byron.
- "Nottinghamshire History-History of Colwick". Retrieved 23 March 2013.
- The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1509-1558, ed. S.T. Bindoff, 1982 http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1509-1558/member/byron-%28beron%29-sir-john-148788-1567
- Black, C. J. BYRON (BERON), Sir John (1487/88-1567), of Colwick and Newstead, Notts. History of Parliament. 1509–1558. Retrieved 16 March 2015.
- Byron By John Nichol, Project Gutenberg E Books, Pages 3–10
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