The first known relative
in our family tree is Baron Ingelram
De Lions who was
born about 1020 in Foret De Lyons,
Normandy, France and died after 1066. This edition begins
with Henry Lyon on page 14 who was discussed in my
“Connecting The Lines: Our Deeper Roots” as our 1st
generation in America;
however, he represents the 20th
generation in Europe.
Henry Lyon was born about 1623 in Glen Lyon, Perthshire,
Scotland and died March 23, 1707 buried at the Old Newark
Burying Grounds, Newark, New Jersey. The Burying
Grounds originally contained the remains of the first settlers
Newark and their descendants but in 1890 the remains
were removed to Newark's Fairmount Cemetery and placed in
crypt now marked by a statue honoring the city's founders.
Lyon came to America via Essex or Middlesex, England
and held the office circa
1667 of 1st Treasurer of the City of
Newark, Essex Co., New Jersey Colony. He and his wife
Elizabeth Bateman had eight children. For further
Lyon, see pages 336-341 of “Connecting The Lines:
Our Deeper Roots”
by author Sherry Winebarger-Reeter.
Britain’s Queen Mother “Queen Mum” last Empress of India,
Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon , was born Aug. 4, 1900 in Hertfordshire, England. She was the fourth daughter of Lord Glamis Claude George Bowes-Lyon (1855-1944 dying at Glamis Castle, Angus, Scotland), later 14th Earl of Strathmore
and Kinghorne, she died March 30, 2002 in Windsor, England at age 101, she married Prince Albert Duke of York who became
King of England.
The Bowes-Lyon family is descended from the Royal House of Scotland. One
of The Queen Mother's 14th-century ancestors, Sir John Lyon, became Thane of Glamis, home of Macbeth 300 years before, and
Glamis Castle is the family seat.
In relationship to Ruby, Anna B., Burlen, Susie, Ellie & Mary
Lee Lyons she is a 19th Cousin, 3 times removed.
Queen Elizabeth II (Windsor), current reigning monarch, is the 12th generation of our
Lyons family and is the Lyons’ sisters 20th Cousin, twice removed. Queen Elizabeth II is descended from the House
of Windsor Princess Diana was of Welsh descent and is also in descent from the House of Windsor.