Richard Byron, 2nd Baron Byron
|The Lord Byron|
|Died||4 October 1679|
|Title||2nd Baron Byron|
|Spouse(s)||Elizabeth Rossell, Elizabeth Booth|
|Children||William Byron, 3rd Baron Byron, Hon. Catherine Byron|
|Parent(s)||Sir John Byron (died 1623), Anne Molyneux|
Byron was the son of Sir John Byron (died 1623) and Anne Molyneux.
He fought in the Battle of Edgehill as a "Valiant Colonel", and was knighted in 1642. He also graduated from Oxford University, in 1642 with a Master of Arts (MA). He held the office of Governor of Newark, Nottinghamshire. He held the office of Governor of Appleby Castle, Westmorland. He succeeded to the title of 2nd Baron Byron in 1652 upon the death of his brother John Byron, 1st Baron Byron.
Lord Byron died in 1679, and was succeeded by his son William Byron, 3rd Baron Byron (born 1636).
Lord Byron married Elizabeth Rossell, daughter of Gervase Rossell and Margaret Whalley. They had six children, including William Byron, 3rd Baron Byron (1636–1695) and Hon. Catherine Byron, who married Sir William Stanhope
He married Elizabeth Booth, daughter of Sir George Booth, 1st Baronet and Katharine Anderson, after 1651. No children resulted.
Styles of address
- 1606–1642: Mr Richard Byron
- 1642–1652: Sir Richard Byron
- 1652–1679: The Right Honourable The Lord Byron
- Richard Byron, 2nd Baron Byron, at thepeerage.com (accessed 26 November 2009)
|Peerage of England|