Lyon, John

Birth Name Lyon, John
Gender male
Age at Death about 32 years, 10 months, 3 days


John (Sir) de Lyon, born 1320 (1340?), Norfolk, England or Glamis, Angusshire, Scotland. He was granted the thane age of Glamis by King Robert II, first Stewart King of Scotland, in 1372. He was killed in a duel by James Lindsay of Crawford, Scotland's ambassador to England in 11/4/1382 at Balhall, Angus shire. [Conflict - one source says he was murdered in his bed by Lindsay.] He was buried in Sconce with his royal consort, Princess Jean Stuart1 1bWalter Stewart was born in 1292 in Dundonald, Kyle, Ayrshire, Scotland. His parents were James Stewart, born about 1243 in Scotland and Egidia (Giles) de Bourg (Burgh) born in 1263 in Ulster, Ireland. Walter married Marjorie in 1315, his second marriage. Her parents were Robert I "the Bruce", born July 11, 1275 in Prob. Turn berry Castle, England and Isabel (aka Matilda), born about 1278 in Of Mar. Walter died April 9, 1326. He was Sir/6th (sometimes 3rd) High Steward from 1291-1326/Regent of Scotland, and Commander at Bannockburn, 1314. Prior to Marjorie he was married to Alice Erskine. They had one child, Jean Stewart. After Marjorie's death he married Isabel de Graham,. She was born about 1298 Abercorn, West Lothian, Scotland. They had one child, Edigia Stewart. of Scotland. They were married 10/3/1376. He was Knighted in 1377; John (Sir) was made King-at-arms, the right to carry "double treasure fleuried and counter, fleuried in the bearing." Glamis Castle, royal resident since King Kenith I, 50 AD, was passed to John de Lyon and he was made Lord Glamis, and later High Lord Chamberlain of Scotland, and Ambassador to England. He became the head of the Lyon family of Scotland. He was a young man of very good parts and qualities, graceful and comely, and a great favorite of the King. Being very fair he was known as the White Lyon.


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth about 1350 Glamis Castle, Forfar, Angusshire, Scotland   1
Death 1382-11-04     1

Cause: Duel

Age: 32y


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Lyon, Johnabout 13191384
Mother MacNeil, Elizabethabout 1330
         Lyon, John about 1350 1382-11-04
    Brother     Lyon, Richard about 1352
    Brother     Lyon, Henry about 1355


Family of Lyon, John and Stuart, Jean

Unknown Partner Stuart, Jean ( * 1355 + 1440 )
Name Birth Date Death Date
Lyon, John1376-10-041435
Lyon, Richardabout 1378