Richard Byron, 2nd Baron Byron

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Richard Byron, Lord Byron
Member of the House of Lords
Lord Temporal
In office
23 August 1652 – 4 Octobre 1679
Hereditary peerage
Preceded byJohn Byron, 1st Baron Byron
Succeeded byWilliam Byron, 3rd Baron Byron
Personal details
Newstead, Nottinghamshire
Died4 Octobre 1679 (aged 73)
Rochdale, Lancashire
Spouse(s)Elizabeth Rossell, Elizabeth Booth
MotherAnne Molyneux
FatherSir John Byron

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


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.


Peerage of England
Preceded by
John Byron
Baron Byron
Succeeded by
William Byron