Henry Lyon

Male Abt 1624 - 1707


Personal Information    |    Event Map    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name  Henry Lyon 
    Born  Abt 1624  Glen Lyon, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Census  1670  Newark, Essex Co, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • ESSEX CO., NJ 1670, NEWARK; page 239
    Will  09 Apr 1703  New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  1707  Orange, Essex Co, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Old Orange Graveyard(age 84)
    Died  23 Mar 1707  Newark, Essex Co, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Henry Lyon (c1624-23 Mar 1707) was from Glen Lyon, Perthshire, Scotland. His parents may have been Thomas & Mary Lyon. Two of Henry's brothers, Thomas and Richard, also immigrated to Connecticut; reportedly, all three brothers fought in Oliver Cromwell's armies.

      Henry lived at Milford, CT by 1646, when he took the freeman's oath. Henry married 4 May 1652 Elizabeth Bateman (cc1630-89), daughter of William Bateman, in Fairfield, CT. Henry may have moved there at the time; initially, however, he may have moved following his brother,
      Thomas, who lived in Fairfield. Henry and his son, Thomas, were among the Newark founders in 1666. They both moved to Elizabethtown, NJ by 1673, when they swore othes of allegience (however, son Benjamin was born in Elizabeth 1668). Henry returned to Newark by 1696. He served as Newark's first treasurer (1668-73), first tavern keeper, and Burner of Woods and Meadows (1673); upon his return to Newark, he served as town Fence Sitter (1705). For Elizabethtown, he served in the East New Jersey Assembly, the Governor's Council, and as an Essex County judge. Among his lands was what became known as Lyon's Farm in Newark. He was interred at the Old Burial Ground, Orange.

      Henry and Elizabeth (Bateman) Lyon had nine children: Thomas (c1653-fall 1694); Mary (c1654-pre1684 m. Sgt. John Ward; Samuel (c1655-Jan/Feb 1707); Joseph; Nathaniel (cc1663-1702); John (c1665-2 Nov 1694); Benjamin (1668-177 Apr 1720); Ebenezer (1670--c1739). Henry married 2d c1690 Mary (?) and they had two children: Mary (c1691-); and Dorcas (c1692-).
      Ref#274:
      He helped to build John Cunningham's Newark Ordinary (Tavern & Boarding House) now known as the Robert Treat Hotel in Newark, NJ.
    Person ID  I30158  Bryant
    Last Modified  23 Dec 2001 

    Father  Thomas? Lyon 
    Mother  Elizabeth? Fletcher? 
    Family ID  F2549  Group Sheet

    Family  Elizabeth Bateman,   b. 1631, probably, Glen Lyon, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1703, Elizabethtown, Union Co, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  04 May 1652  Fairfield, Fairfield Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Lyon,   b. 1652, Fairfield, Fairfield Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. fall 1694, probably, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Mary Lyon,   b. 1654, Fairfield, Fairfield Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1684
     3. Samuel Lyon,   b. Abt 1656, Fairfield, Fairfield Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Est 1706
     4. Joseph Lyon,   b. 1659, Fairfield, Fairfield Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1726, Newark, Essex Co, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Nathaniel Lyon,   b. 1663, Fairfield, Fairfield Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1702
     6. John Lyon,   b. 1666, Fairfield, Fairfield Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 23 Oct 1694, Burlington, Burlington Co, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Benjamin Lyon, Esq.,   b. 1668, Elizabethtown, Union Co, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 07 Apr 1720, Newark, Essex Co, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Ebenezer Lyon,   b. 1670, Newark, Essex Co, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1739, Elizabethtown, Union Co, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F2547  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1624 - Glen Lyon, Perthshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 04 May 1652 - Fairfield, Fairfield Co, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1670 - Newark, Essex Co, New Jersey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - 09 Apr 1703 - New Jersey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1707 - Orange, Essex Co, New Jersey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Mar 1707 - Newark, Essex Co, New Jersey Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Maps 
     = Link to Google Earth 
    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set


Send me eMail
© This Site Copyright Don Bryant 2021
This site powered by The Next Generation of Genealogy Sitebuilding

© written by Darrin Lythgoe 2001-2021
Other Sites Using TNG
Back to Home Page