Person:Henry Lyon (7)

Henry Lyon
b.Abt 1625
m. May 1652
  1. Joseph LyonBet 1658 & 1660 - Bet & 1726/27
  2. Capt Ebenezer Lyon1670 - 1738/39
Facts and Events
Name Henry Lyon
Gender Male
Birth? Abt 1625
Residence? 1649 Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Marriage May 1652 Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, United Statesto Elizabeth Bateman
Death[1] Bef 9 Apr 1703 Newark, Essex, New Jersey, United States

"Sir Roger de Leonne, son of a follower of the Conqueror, born in France in 1040, joined himself unto King Edgar, son of Malcolm Canmore 1091; received lands in Perthshire called Glen Lyon."[2]

Henry came to the Colonies with his two brothers, Thomas and Richard Lyon in 1648. Henry went to Milford, Connecticut where he is first on record 24 Feb 1649. In 1666 he moved to New Jersey where he was one of the founders of Newark. He served as Town Treasurer for five years, 1668-73. He operated the first ordinary (inn) for travelers. He moved to Elizabethtown and owned much land there. He was member of the first General Assembly, November 5, 1675 - August 11, 1681. In 1681 he was made judge of small causes, and later Justice of the Peace (comparable to todays state Supreme Court). He was member of the governor's council in 1681 and in 1683, commissioner of the council. He returned to Newark in 1696.[3]

  1. Lyon, Sidney Elizabeth; Louise Antoinette Lyon Johnson; Albert Brown Lyons; and Samuel R. Winans. Lyon Memorial: Families of Connecticut and New Jersey. (Detroit, Michigan: William Graham Printing Company, 1907).

    p. 41: Three brothers: Thomas, Richard and Henry Lyon of Glen Lyon in Perthshire, Scotland.
    p. 44: Henry came to Milford, CT, in 1648, born perhaps about 1625.
    p. 69-70: Will of "Henry Lyon, Senior of Newark", dated 9 Feb 1702/03, proved "nono die aprilis Anno Dom. 1703" [9 Apr 1703], mentions wife Mary [sole executrix]; daughters Dorcas & Mary Lyon (under age); sons Sam'll [double portion], Joseph of Elizabethtown, Benjamin, Ebenezer; "Granchild John Ward", "Daughter Elizabeth Lyon relect of my son Thomas", "Daughter Mary Lyon, Alias Potter, Relect of my son Nathaniel Lyon", "Grand-Children Mary and Elizabeth Lyon Daughters of my son Nathaniel Lyon of Elizabethtown".

  2. Lyon Memorial, p. 10
  3. Lyon Memorial, p. 80