Abbreviations:

b. = born

bap. = baptised

c. = christened

c/m = marriage contract

d. = died

d. vita patris = died in the father's lifetime

dsp(decessit sine prole) died without issue

m. = married

LYON

OF BRIGTON

 

Frederick Lyon, 1st of Brigton, had a charter under the Great Seal for the barony of Brigton and the lands of Ingliston also called Kinnettles, which Alexander Strachan, younger of Brigton, and Elizabeth Allardice, his spouse, resigned in his favour on 31 July 1622, and is then styled brother to John, Earl of Kinghorn.[1] He was Tutor to his nephew Patrick, Earl of Kinghorn, m. firstly, Margaret, daughter of Patrick Ogilvy of Inchmartin, (c/m 29 June 1628[2]), and secondly, Jean, daughter of Sir James Stewart, 1st of Eday, (she was widow of Sir James Young of Seton, and of George Crichton of Arbeckie), and d. in around 1660. He was father of :

  1. Patrick Lyon, 2nd of Brigton, to whom, on 8 July 1652, his father resigned the lands of Brigton and Kinnettles on the understanding that should his father have sons by Jean Stewart, his current wife, that he would resign those of Kinnettles in their favour.[3] He m. Elizabeth, sister of William Gray of Invereighty, (she survived him and m. secondly, about 1684, Sir Patrick Lyon of Carse, and had issue),was father of two daughters whose provisions and expenses were the subject of subsequent legal actions :

1a} Anna Lyon, m. at Edinburgh, on 2 March 1683, William Durham of Omachie.[4]

  1. John Lyon, 3rd of Brigton, (see below).
  2. Anna Lyon, m. on 28 November 1655, to David Nevay of that Ilk.[5]

John Lyon, 3rd of Brigton, was apprenticed to Patrick Nicol, Merchant in Edinburgh, on 5 March 1656[6] and became a Burgess and Baillie of that city. He succeeded his brother, Patrick, in the lands of Brigton, m. at Edinburgh, on 28 January 1662, Margaret, daughter of John Nevay of that Ilk,[7] and d. in 1670.[8] He was father of :

  1. David Lyon, 4th of Brigton, bap. at Edinburgh on 27 June 1666 and was executor to his father following his death in 1670. He succeeded to the lands of Brigton in which he was infeft on 2 November 1679, and dsp before March of 1685.
  2. John Lyon, 5th of Brigton, (see below).
  3. Patrick Lyon, bap. at Edinburgh on 25 June 1669.
  4. Helen Lyon, bap. at Edinburgh on 24 July 1667, and m. Mr. William Gray of Invereighty.

John Lyon, 4th of Brigton, bap. at Edinburgh on 28 June 1669 and was served heir to his brother, David Lyon of Brigton, in the lands of Brigton on 24 March 1685,[9] then as heir general to his father, John Lyon of Brigton, “sometime one of the baillies of the burgh of Edinburgh,” on the same day. He m. Cecilia, daughter of David Dunmuir, Advocate, (she survived him and m. secondly, by December 1727, to James Stewart of Allanton), and d. in November of 1696. He was father of :

John Lyon, 5th of Brigton, succeeded his father and was served heir to him in the lands of Brigton and Kinnettles on 5 October 1718.[10] He m. on 22 June 1720, Euphemia, daughter of Joseph Young, Merchant in Edinburgh,[11] and was father of:

  1. Charles Lyon, 6th of Brigton, (see below).
  2. John Lyon, b. on 6 April 1723.
  3. Joseph Lyon,
  4. Susanna Lyon, m. on 6 August 1749, David Nairne of Drumkilbo,[12] and had issue.
  5. Agnes Lyon,
  6. Cecilia Lyon, m. at Dundee, on 19 November 1672, Mungo Murray, 3rd of Lintrose,[13] and had issue.
  7. Eupham Lyon,

Charles Lyon, 6th of Brigton, b. on 28 April 1721, succeeded his father and was served heir to him in the lands of Brigton and Kinnettles on 4 November 1740, then as heir general to his mother on 6 April 1744.[14] He sold Brigton on 20 May 1743 and d. before December of 1754.

 

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[1] RMS 1620-1633. No. 349.

[2] GD248/577/8/9.

[3] RMS 1652-1659. No. 28. Confirmed under the Great Seal on 27 August 1652.

[4] OPR – Edinburgh.

[5] OPR – Errol.

[6] SRS Register of Edinburgh Apprentices.

[7] OPR – Edinburgh.

[8] Edinburgh Tests

[9] C22/38/125.

[10] Services of Heirs.

[11] OPR – Kinnettles.

[12] OPR – Meigle.

[13] OPR – Dundee.

[14] Services of Heirs.