Richard Byron, 2nd Baron Byron
Richard Byron, Lord Byron
|Member of the House of Lords|
23 August 1652 – 4 Octobre 1679
|Preceded by||John Byron, 1st Baron Byron|
|Succeeded by||William Byron, 3rd Baron Byron|
|Died||4 Octobre 1679 (aged 73)|
|Spouse(s)||Elizabeth Rossell, Elizabeth Booth|
|Father||Sir John Byron|
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.
- Richard Byron, 2nd Baron Byron, at thepeerage.com (accessed 26 November 2009)
|Peerage of England|
| Baron Byron