Richard Byron, 2nd Baron Byron

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The Lord Byron
Born 1606
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

Richard Byron, 2nd Baron Byron (1606 – 4 October 1679) was an English Royalist, nobleman, politician, knight, and supporter of Charles I during the English Civil War.

Life[edit]

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).

Family[edit]

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[edit]

  • 1606–1642: Mr Richard Byron
  • 1642–1652: Sir Richard Byron
  • 1652–1679: The Right Honourable The Lord Byron

References[edit]

Peerage of England
Preceded by
John Byron
Baron Byron
1652–1679
Succeeded by
William Byron