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John Lyon bap 01 Feb 1696 Kettering NTHS

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moonbi Report 28 Sep 2011 09:37

The will for John Lyon the baker of Kettering
has arrived.

its amazing to cover 2 pages and a Codocil

and 2 pages of an inventory of his possessions and belongings.

it mentions his grandson John; son of his son John.
his young daughters Mary, Anne and Martha
his married daughters Eleanor, Grace, and Elizabeth.

it mentions Goosepasture Lane and WoodCroft which are in Kettering.

it does not mention a wife, so it seems that Elizabeth has predeceased him.


moonbi Report 30 Oct 2011 06:46

Elizabeth Lyon second wife of John Lyon died in July 1731 and was buried on the 19 July 1731 at St Peter and St Paul Kettering.

Her maiden name was Elizabeth Cheney
They were married at Harrington Nths in 1707
not yet sure when and where she was born.


moonbi Report 5 Nov 2011 03:21

I have just seen quite a lot of these afore mentioned John Lyon on the Northampton and Rutland Probate Records at Find My Past.

If anyone could help me out I would be very grateful.


moonbi Report 6 Feb 2012 22:26

on Feb 5th 2012 I sent to the NRO for three wills of the above

1. John Lyon: 1636 - 1672 Rector of Little Oakley and Barnwell St Andrew

2. John Lyon: 1608 - 1650/51 Vicar of Weekley

3. John Lyon 1586 - 1641 Yoeman

Looking forward with interest


moonbi Report 24 Feb 2012 10:07

24th Feb. the wills of the above have arrived.

Does anyone know how to read LATIN ?
Will of John Lyon made in 1757 and proved 10 April 1760. baker of Cranford St Andrew. has wife Sarah. Owned 3 residences in Cranford St John as well as Koal estates in Cranford St JOhn. Left evrything to his wife.

Will dated 21 MArch 1672 The Rector of BArnwell's wife is Mary /Marie.

Will of The clerk of Little Oakley's wife is Francis.

Will of John Lyon proved 1598 has daughters Mary , and Alyce. Brothers Richard and Robert. mentions wife. Alyce


moonbi Report 26 Feb 2012 23:35

I am in the process of typing up the wills, ie transcribing them, to save on
paper and computer.
The Lyon of BArnwell one is going to be the hardest to work out as it is will and deposition, very badly scribbled hand writing and also in Latin.

Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 27 Feb 2012 07:26

Cambridge University Alumni, 1261-1900
about John Lyon
Name: John Lyon
College: SIDNEY
Entered: 1627
More Information: Adm. sizar (age 17) at SIDNEY, Feb. 8, 1626-7. S. of John, yeoman. B. at Weekley, Northants. Schools, Kettering (Mr Gylberd), Oundle (Mr Death) and Broughton. Matric. 1627; B.A. 1630-1; M.A. 1634. Ord. deacon (Peterb.) May 27; priest, Sept. 23, 1632. V. of Weekley, Northants., 1633. R. of Barnwell St Andrew, 1647. Father of the next and of Benjamin (1665).

Cambridge University Alumni, 1261-1900
about Benjamin Lyon
Name: Benjamin Lyon
College: SIDNEY
Entered: 1665
More Information: Adm. sizar (age 17) at SIDNEY, May 18, 1665. S. of John (1626-7), R. of Barnwell St Andrew, Northants. B. there. School, Oundle. Matric. 1665; B.A. 1668-9; M.A. 1672. Ord. deacon (Peterb.) May 29; priest, Sept. 25, 1670. Brother of John (1654).

Cambridge University Alumni, 1261-1900
about John Lion
Name: John Lion
College: ST JOHN'S
More Information: Adm. sizar (age 17) at ST JOHN'S, Sept. 12, 1654. S. of John, clerk, R. of Barnwell St Andrew, Northants. B. at Weekley. School, Oundle. B.A. 1658-9; M.A. 1662. R. of Little Oakley, Northants., 1660-72. Buried there Feb. 1, 1671-2. Brother of Benjamin (1665). (H. I. Longden.)

(not sure if you have the above, thought I'd add in case it relates somewhere!)

Chris :)


moonbi Report 27 Feb 2012 11:26

Thank you so much. THat is fantastic.

They are exactly the men that I am working on their wills today.
I can work out the year of birth from what you have given.

I have to go away for 2 days. so checking back then

to all a BIG thanks


moonbi Report 3 Mar 2012 02:02

John b 1607/08 born at Weekley, NTHS; Rector of Barnwell St Andrew;
( son of John Lyon 1586 the Yoeman.)

his sons
John b 1636/7 at Weekley and Benjamin b 1647 at Barnwell


moonbi Report 4 Mar 2012 00:56

I have been looking into the Weekley / Oakley connection.

From Freereg Uk I found their list of parishes
that have the records transcribed.

And the parishes of Weekley, Little Oakley, Geddington, and Newton in the Willows have NOT been transcribed YET.

How should I go about finding these records if they have not been transcribed yet.

Do I have to ask the NRO for another search again ?
or would it be better to ask the Northampton family history society to help look at the documents ?

any suggestions please


moonbi Report 21 Mar 2012 00:05

I have transcribed the three John Lyon wills, but not the one in Latin.

Have not been able to afford the fee for the NRO to translate it for me.

I have been able to find out that the will for the John Lion proved 1598 mentions he is a Yoeman.

And the brother Richard Lyon of Weekley Nths was Inst. 1 June 1633 as B.A. Rector of BArnwell St Andrew. Thats when his brother was Vicar of Weekley in 1633. Source "Northamptonshire and Rutland Clergy from 1500." Volume 7-9 by Henry Isham Longden, Joan Wake.

Chris in Sussex

Chris in Sussex Report 21 Mar 2012 09:00

You could try Rootschat for help with deciphering the Latin will.,425.0.html

I struggle with Latin probate clauses so a whole will would find me a gibbering wreck in a corner! :-D



moonbi Report 22 Mar 2012 09:19

Thank you Chris

I have signed a NRO form to promise I will not publish any of the wills that have been sent to me.
So I cant put an image of the latin will on the roots chat site
I would have to try and work out the spelling of the words and The writing is atrocious, going in columns with lines around blocks of words, and other sentences written in sideways. words crossed out and others added in above etc. its a real mess.
However I will have a look to your suggestion. Thanks.

Many thanks