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Families covered: Lyster of Moynes Court, Lyster of Rowton Castle

Commoners reports that "The family of Lyster, of Rowton, is considered to have sprung from the same stock as the Lysters of Gisborne, in Craven, which house has lately been ennobled by the title of Ribblesdale." That means that the following family is thought to be a branch of that shown on Lister01. BLG1863 starts with the following William but does not name either of his wives and jumps from him to Sir Thomas (b c1612), identifying him as sixth in descent. Visitation names William's wives but does not name Elizabeth's father. Commoners identifies William's first wife as ...
William Lyster of Shrewsbury, 1st of Rowton Castle, Salop (Shropshire) (a 1451)
m1. Elizabeth Leighton (dau of Edward Leighton of Leighton & Church Stretton)
1. Richard Lyster of Rowton (b 1451)
  m. Agnes Fitzherbert (dau of Ralph Fitzherbert of Norbury)
  A. John Lyster of Rowton
m1. Christabella Gattacre (dau of John Gattacre of Gattacre)
  i. Richard Lyster of Rowton
  m. Jane Jennyngs (dau of Thomas Jennyngs of Walleborne)
  a. Michael Lyster of Rowton (d 1598)
  m. Elizabeth Lee (dau of Richard Lee of Langley)
  (1) Richard Lyster of Rowton (d 10.1635)
m. Mary Chambers (dau of Michael Chambers of Shrewsbury)
  (A) Sir Thomas Lyster of Rowton (b c1612, bur 17.03.1655)
  m1. Elizabeth Adye (dau of John Adye of Kent)
  (i) Richard Lyster of Rowton, Sheriff of Shropshire (d 1698)
  m1. Elizabeth Eyton (dau of Sir Thomas Eyton of Eyton)
(a) Thomas Lyster of Rowton Castle (d 07.03.1701-2)
  m. Elizabeth Beaw (dau of (William) Beaw, Bishop of Llandaff, by Cecilia, dau of Charles, (5th, not 8th) Lord de la War)
  ((1)) Richard Lyster of Rowton Castle (b c1691, d 1766, MP)
  m. Anne Pigott (d 1781, dau of Robert Pigott of Chetwynd)
  ((A))+ issue (d young) - Thomas, Richard, Anne
  ((2)) Thomas Lyster (b c1699, d 1772, rector of Westbury & Neenton, 3rd son)
  m. Anne Fisher (dau of Rev. _ Fisher) father named George by Commoners but Charles by BLG1863
  ((A)) Richard Lyster of Rowton Castle (d 14.04.1794)
  m. Mary Smith (dau of Moses Smith)
  ((i)) Richard Lyster of Rowton Castle (d 23.05.1807)
m. Mary Rodd (dau of Rev. John Rodd of Barton-on-the-Heath)
  ((a)) Richard Lyster of Rowton Castle, Sheriff of Shropshire (d 03.05.1819, Lt. Colonel, MP)
  m. (10.12.1794) Penelope Anne Price (d 01.1829, dau of Henry Price of Knighton)
  (((1))) Henry Lyster of Rowton Castle (b 18.10.1798, a 1862, dsp?, 2nd son)
  m. (13.10.1824) Charlotte Barbara Ashley-Cooper (dau of Cropley, 5th Earl of Shaftesbury)
  (((2))) John Lyster of Moynes Court (d 30.04.1840, Lt. Colonel)
  (((3))) Mary Lyster
m. (08.07.1830) Rev. Richard Webster Huntley of Boxwell Court (d 04.05.1857)
  (((4)))+ other issue - Richard (b 12.12.1797, d 03.1806), Thomas Price (b 19.07.1802, d 01.1820, RN)
  ((ii)) Thomas Moses Lyster (rector of Oldbury)
  ((B))+ other issue (d unm) - Corbet Watkin, Edward
  ((3)) Jane Lyster
  m. John Powys of Berwick
  ((4))+ other issue - Francis (d unm), Dorothea, Ann
(b) Margaret Lyster
  m. William Beaw (son of the Bishop of Llandaff)
  m2. Sarah Hughes (dau/heir of Thomas Hughes of Moynes Court)
  (c) Richard Lyster of Moynes Court, Monmouthshire
  m. Elizabeth Derwas (dau/coheir of Hugh Derwas of Penhros)
((1)) Elizabeth Lyster
  m. Rev. Lewis Owen (son of Sir Robert of Porkington)
  (d) Elizabeth Lyster who married ...
  m. Edward Stedman
  (e)+ other issue - John (dsp), Sarah, Mary
  (ii) Elizabeth Lyster
  m. _ Draycott of Ireland
  m2. Mary Hanmer (dau of Sir John Hanmer of Hanmer, Bart)
  (iii) Dorothy Lyster
  m. William Jordan
  (iv)+ other issue (d unm) - Thomas, Mary
  (B) Sarah Lyster
  m. Francis Harries of Bishop's Castle
  (C) Ann Lyster
m1. Henry Brabason of Herefordshire
  m2. Charles Kynaston
  (D) Elizabeth Lyster
  m. _ Lutwyche
  (E) Martha Lyster
  m. Edward Powell
(F)+ other issue - Francis, Thomas, Maria (d unm)
  (2) Margaret Lyster
  m. Richard Acton of Dunwall (son of Robert of Aldenham)
  (3) Elizabeth Lyster (d unm)
  b. Christabella Lyster
  Commoners & Visitation show Christabella as wife of Thomas Welles. Unless that was a mistake (eg for Thomas Oteley of Wells or the Oteley records were wrong) it appears that she married twice.
  m1/2. Thomas Wells
  m2/1. Thomas Oteley
  c.+ other issue - John, Gabriel
  ii. William Lyster
  m2. Katherine Bromley (dau of Roger Bromley)
  iii. Leonard Lyster (2nd son of this marriage)
  m. Elizabeth Pierson (dau of Edward (or RIchard) Pierson of Onneslowe)
  a.+ issue - Michael (d by 1593?), Richard (a 1593), Maria, Blanche, Joyce, Winifred
  iv. Thomas Lyster
  m. Margaret Smith
  a. Cecilia Lyster
v. Jane Lyster
  m. John Gough of Marsh
  vi. Maria Lyster
  m1. _ Colfox
  m2. Roger Power
  vii. Elizabeth Lyster
  m. Edward Lingayne
  viii.+ other issue - Francis (dsp), Roger, Katherine (dsp), Jane (d infant?)
  B. Anna (or Jane) Lyster possibly of this generation
  m. David Ireland of Shrewsbury (a 1529)
2. Isabella Lyster
  m. John Forester of Watling Street
m2. Jane Wotton (dau of Sir Ralph Wotton)
Possibly of this generation, but (if so) of which marriage is not known, was ...
3. Christiana Lyster
  m. Nicholas Waring of Shrewsbury

Main source(s): Commoners (vol 3, 'Lyster of Rowton Castle', p53+) with input/support from BLG1863 ('Lyster of Rowton Castle'), Visitation (Shropshire, 1623, 'Lister (Lystar) of Rowton')
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