'Lyon01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Lyon of Auldbar, Lyon of Glamis

TSP reports that "Like some other noble families in Scotland, that of Lyon is assigned a Norman origin by our older genealogical writers" but goes on to note that "the most ancient possessions of the family (were in areas which) long remained the stronghold of a Gaelic-speaking race". TSP indicates that there was reasons that "tend to strengthen the belief that the family is truly of Celtic origin." The connection we provide is speculative but would at least be consistent with the view that the family was Gaelic speaking. A sometimes-reported Norman connection is referred to here.
Sir John Lyon of Forteviot, 1st of Glamis, Chamberlain (d 04.11.1382)
m. (c08.1376) Johanna Stewart (dau of Robert Stewart, King Robert II of Scots)
1. Sir John Lyon of Glamis (d c1435)
  m. Elizabeth Graham (dau of Patrick Graham, Earl of Strathearn)
A. Patrick Lyon, 1st Lord Glamis (d 21.03.1459)
  m. Isobel Ogilvy (d 1484, dau of Sir Walter Ogilvy of Lintrathen)
  i. Alexander Lyon, 2nd Lord Glamis (dsp 1486)
  m. (before 17.02.1449-50) Agnes Crichton (dau of William Crichton, 1st Lord, Chancellor)
  ii. John Lyon, 3rd Lord Glamis (d 01.04.1497)
  m. Elizabeth Srymgeour (d before 20.10.1492, dau of John Scrymgeour of Dudhope, Constable of Dundee)
  a. John Lyon, 4th Lord Glamis (d 1500)
  m. (1487) Elizabeth Gray (dau of Andrew Gray, 2nd Lord)
(1) George Lyon, 5th Lord Glamis (d unm 1505)
  (2) John Lyon, 6th Lord Glamis (b c1491, d 08.04.1528)
  m. Jonet Douglas (d 17.07.1537, dau of George Douglas, Master of Angus)
  (A) John Lyon, 7th Lord Glamis (b c1521, d before 18.09.1559)
  m. (06.02.1543-4) Jean Keith (dau of Robert Keith, Master of Marischal)
  (i) John Lyon, 8th Lord Glamis, Chancellor (b c1544, d 17.03.1577-8)
  m. (11.04.1561) Elizabeth Abernethy (d before 05.1581, dau of William Abernethy, 5th Lord Saltoun)
(a) Patrick Lyon, 9th Lord Glamis, 1st Earl of Kinghorne (b 1575, d 19.12.1615)
  m. (06.1595) Anne Murray (d 27.02.1618, dau of John Murray, Earl of Tullibardine)
  (b) Elizabeth Lyon
  m1. (mcrt 18.05.1575, div 1585) Patrick Gray, 6th Lord (d 04.09.1611)
  m2. (mcrt 14.02.1586-7) William Ker, Kirkcaldy of Grange
  (c) Jean Lyon (d before 03.1610) --
  m1. (mcrt 19.03.1582-3) Robert Douglas, younger of Lochleven (dvp by 07.1587) --
  m2. (mcrt 29.07.1587, sps) Archibald Douglas, 8th Earl of Angus, de jure Earl of Morton (d 04.08.1588)
  m3. (before 14.06.1589) Alexander Lindsay, 1st Lord Spynie (d 06.1607, Chamberlain)
(d) Sibilla Lyon (a 17.12.1579)
  (ii) Sir Thomas Lyon of Scrogerfield, Baldukie, Balumbie, Melgund & Auldbar (d 18.02.1608)
  m1. (after 1575) Agnes Gray (dau of Patrick Gray, 4th Lord Gray)
  (a) Anna Lyon
  m. (div 11.1636) William Dick of Braid
  (b) Mary Lyon
  m1. (1617) Sir Robert Scott of Cruikstoun (dvpsp 1619)
  m2. Robert Sempill of Beltrees
  m2. (1586) Eupham Douglas (dau of William Douglas, 5th Earl of Morton)
  (c) John Lyon of Auldbar, later in Brechin (a 1649)
  m. (mcrt 16.02.1611, sp) Eupham Gledstanes (dau of George, Archbishop of St. Andrews)
  (d) Thomas Lyon (b c1594, a 1618)
  (e) Margaret Lyon
  m. (before 11.08.1609) Sir James Stewart of Eday & Tullos)
  partner unknown
(f) James Lyon
  (iii) Margaret Lyon (d 1626) --
  m1. (mcrt 30.09.1566) Gilbert Kennedy, 4th Earl of Cassillis (d 12.12.1576)
  m2. (mcrt 30.12.1577) John Hamilton, 1st Marquess of Hamilton (b 1532, d 06.04.1604) --
  (B) Elizabeth Lyon (a 1565)
  m1. (c27.06.1535) John Forbes, Master of Forbes (dsp 17.07.1537)
  m2. Thomas Craig of Balnely
  m3. (c08.05.1548) John Tulloch of Montcoffer
  m4. John Abernethy (a 1565)
  (C)+ other issue - George (d after 01.1543), Margaret (d unm 15.06.1610)
(3) Alexander Lyon (d 1541, precentor of Moray)
  b. David Lyon of Baky, later of Cossins (d Flodden 09.09.1513)
  m. Elizabeth Lindsay (dau of David Lindsay, Duke of Montrose, 5th Earl of Crawford)
  c. Violetta Lyon
  m. (before 1464) Hugh Fraser, 1st Lord Lovat (d before 11.1501)
d. Janet Lyon
  m. Gilbert Hay of Templeton
  e. Christian Lyon --
  m. (mcrt 24.04.1492) William Hay, 4th Earl of Erroll (d Flodden 09.09.1513) --
  f. Agnes Lyon (d before 30.04.1529)
  m1. Arthur Forbes, 5th Lord (dsp 1493)
  m2. John Ross of Craigy
g. Margaret Lyon
  m(1). (mcrt 10.06.1495) James Rynd, younger of Broxmouth
  Margaret (or a sister of the same name) apparently also married ...
  m(2). Sir Alexander Guthrie of Guthrie & Kincaldrum (d Flodden 09.09.1513)
  h. Mariota Lyon
  m. William Ochterlony (of the family of that ilk)
  i. Elizabeth Lyon (dsp before 24.09.1509)
  m. Wiliam Forbes (of Echt family)
  j.+ other issue - William (d Flodden 09.09.1513), George (d Flodden 09.09.1513)
  ii. William Lyon of Pettanys ancestor of Lyons of Easter Ogil
  iv. Patrick Lyon (a 1481)
  v. Elizabeth Lyon --
  m. (before 01.04.1460) Alexander Robertson of Strowan (d c1506) --
  B. David Lyon (a 1449)
  m. Marjory Strachan
  i. John Lyon (a 15.04.1496)
  C. Michael Lyon

Main source(s): TSP (Strathmore and Kinghorn), BP1934 (Strathmore)
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