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Patrick Lyon

Also Known As: "Patrick /Lyon/", "1st Baron Glamis", "Created Lord Glamis", "d. 1459"
Birthplace: Glamis, Forfarshire, Scotland
Death: March 21, 1459 (56-57)
Belhelvies, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Place of Burial: Glamis, Angus, Scotland, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir John Lyon of Glamis, Kt. and Elizabeth Graham
Husband of Isabel Ogilvy of Linthrathen
Father of John Lyon Lambe; Alexander Lyon, 2nd Lord Glamis; Janet Lyon; John Lyon, 3rd Lord Glamis; Elizabeth Lyon and 2 others
Brother of David Lyon and Michael Lyon

Occupation: 1st Lord Glamis, 1st Baron of Glamis
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About Patrick Lyon, 1st Lord Glamis

Patrick Lyon, 1st Lord Glamis

Forfarshire became the administrative district of Angus in 1928.

Patrick Lyon, 1st Lord Glamis (1402 – 21 March 1459) P.C. was a Scottish nobleman, created Lord Glamis on 28 June 1445.

He was the son of Sir John Lyon of Glamis (c.1377–c.1435) and Elizabeth Graham, daughter of Sir Patrick Graham of Dundaff and Kincardine and Euphemia Stewart, Countess of Strathearn. Sir John was the son of Sir John Lyon (d. 1382) and Princess Joanna Stewart, daughter of Robert II of Scotland.[1]

Patrick Lyon was hostage in England for King James I from 1424 until 9 November 1427 when he was exchanged for another hostage. He was one of the Lords Auditors (1450–1451) and Master of the King's Household (1450–1452) to King James II. He was Ambassador to England (1451) and again (1455). He was Keeper of the Castles of Kildrummy, Kindrocht and Balveny (1456–1459).

Late in 1427 or soon thereafter he married Isabel, daughter of Sir Walter Ogilvie of Lintrethan, Treasurer of Scotland. They had at least four children:

  • Alexander Lyon, 2nd Lord Glamis
  • John Lyon, 3rd Lord Glamis
  • William of Peetanya
  • Elizabeth, the wife of Alexander Robertson of Strowane

The late Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, was a descendant of Lord Glamis.



  • Patrick Lyon, 1st Lord Glamis, Lord of Kinghorn1,2,3
  • M, #37595, d. 21 March 1459
  • Father Sir John Lyon, Lord of Kinghorn, Chamberlain of Scotland2 b. c 1378, d. 1435
  • Mother Elizabeth Graham2 d. b 1417
  • Patrick Lyon, 1st Lord Glamis, Lord of Kinghorn was born at of Glamis, Forfarshire, Scotland. He married Isabel Ogilvy, daughter of Sir Walter Ogilvy, Lord High Treasurer and Isabel Glen, circa 1427; Her 1st marriage.4,3 Patrick Lyon, 1st Lord Glamis, Lord of Kinghorn died on 21 March 1459 at Belhelvies, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.3
  • Family Isabel Ogilvy d. 1484
  • Children
    • John Lyon, 3rd Lord Glamis+ d. 1 Apr 1497
    • Elizabeth Lyon+
    • Alexander Lyon, 2nd Lord Glamis d. 1486
  • Citations
  • [S11434] Unknown author, The Complete Peerage, by Cokayne, Vol. V, p. 656.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 557.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. I, p. 654.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 576.
  • From: ________________________
  • Sir Patrick "1st Lord of Glamis" Lyon
  • Birth: 1402 Forfar, Scotland
  • Death: Mar. 21, 1459 Peterhead, Scotland
  • Sir Patrick Lyon was the 1st Lord of Glamis.
  • He was my 15X Great-grandfather.
  • Family links:
  • Parents:
  • John Lyon (1380 - 1435)
  • Elizabeth Graham Lyon (1384 - ____)
  • Spouse:
  • Isabel Ogilvie Lyon (1406 - 1484)*
  • Children:
    • John Lyon (1431 - 1497)*
  • Burial: Glamis Churchyard, Glamis, Glamis, Angus, Scotland
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 50231205
  • From: ________________
  • A genealogical and heraldic history of the landed gentry of Great Britain & Ireland Vol. 2 by Burke, Bernard ....
  • ROBERT DE ATHOLIA (Reoch), one of the most noted chiefs of his day. He arrested the murderers of JAMES I., and for this good service received a Crown charter, erecting his whole lands into a free barony, dated 1451, and also an honourable augmentation to his arms. He m. the Lady Margaret Stewart, by whom he had three sons,
    • ALEXANDER, his heir.
    • Robert, of Dalcabon, ancestor of SIR ALEXANDER ROBERTSON, who assumed the surname of COLYEAR, and was created a baronet, 1677. His son and successor, SIR DAVID COLYEAR, Bart., a military officer of reputation, was elevated to the Scottish Peerage as EARL OF PORTMORE, a dignity which remained with his descendants until the death s. p. of the late Earl of Portmore.
    • Patrick.
  • He d. temp. JAMES II., and was s. by his son,
  • ALEXANDER ROBERTSON, or son of Robert, which from this date, became the designation of the family. He m. 1st, Elizabeth, dau. of Patrick, Lord Glammis, by whom he had
    • DUNCAN, who d. v. p.
    • Robert, m. Isabell, dau. of John, Earl of Athol, and d. v. p., leaving a son,
      • WILLIAM, s. his grandfather.
    • Andrew, ancestor to the ROBERTSONS of Ladykirk, Edradynet, &c.
    • James, ancestor of the ROBERTSONS of Kindrochit, Achlichs, &c.
    • Mary, m. Andrew Moray, of Ogilvie and Abercairney.
    • He m. 2ndly, Elizabeth, dau. of John, Earl of Athol, by whom he had
    • .... etc. _______________________
  • 'Robertson01'
  • .... etc.
    • i. Robert 'Ruadh', 8th of Glenerochie, 4th Chief (d c08.1460)
    • Robert had most of his lands, including Glenerochie, pulled together into one Barony of Struan.
      • a. Alexander Robertson, 9th of Glenerochie/Struan (d c1506)
      • m1. (01.04.1440) Elizabeth Lyon (dau of Patrick Lyon, 1st Lord of Glamis)
        • (1) Duncan Robertson (dvp)
        • (2) Robert Robertson (dvp)
        • m. Margaret Stewart (dau of John Stewart, 1st Earl of Atholl)
          • (A) William Robertson, 10th of Struan (d 1532)
            • (i) Robert Robertson, 11th of Struan, 7th Chief
            • m. (09.02.1544/5) Mariota MacIan (dau of Ian MacIan of Ardnamurchan)
            • (ii) Isabel Robertson
            • m. David Moncreiffe in Kirkwall (d c1625)
        • (3) Andrew Robertson ancestor of Robertsons of Killichangy, Ladykirk, Eastertyre and Edradynate
        • (4) James Robertson of Calvine
        • (5) Mary Robertson
        • m. Andrew Moray, 5th of Abercairney (d Flodden 09.09.1513)
      • m2. (before 24.04.1504) Elizabeth or Isabel Stewart (dau of John Stewart, 1st Earl of Atholl)
        • .... etc.
  • Main source(s): BLG1952 (Robertson of Struan)
  • From:
  • ____________________

ID: I53695 Name: Patrick Lyon 1st Lord Glamis Surname: Lyon Given Name: Patrick Suffix: 1st Lord Glamis Sex: M Birth: ABT 1412 in Glamis, Angus, Scotland Death: 21 Mar 1459 in Belhelvies, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Burial: Glamis, Angus, Scotland _UID: F65DF38D9667CA40B9FAF5E7A25A8CE3D44F


Patrick Lyon, first Lord Glamis. On 24 March 1423-24 Sir John Lyon issued letters patent, dated from Glamis, declaring that Patrick, his son and heir, was to remain a hostage in England for the ransom of King James I. On 9 NOvember 1427 Patrick was exchanged for David, Lord of Lesly. On 23 September 1440 he acquired in heritage the lands of Fothros and Schenevale, in the regality of Dunfermline, formerly set in tack by the Abbot to his grandfather, the Chamberlain. In 1442 he was infeft in the ancestral estates in Forfar and Fife. In 1451 he received from James II a charte of the lands of Cardani-Berclay, Drumgley, and Drumgeith, in the sheriffdom of Forfar. On 30 September 1444 he is designed ‘Patrick Lion of Kinghorn, Knight.’ He was created a Lord of Parliament under the title of Lord Glammys on 28 June 1445, and on the same date he is so designed in a report of the proceedings of a committee of Parliament.

Lord Glamis appears as Master of the Household to King James II on 7 April 1450, and held the office for the ususal period of two years, his attendance at Court, as appears by his signature as witness to the royal charters and other writs, being almost unbroken during that time. In 1450 and the following year he was one of the Lord Auditors of the Treasury. He had a safe-conduct into England as one of the Commissioners appointed for settling infractions of the truce between the Kingdoms 17 April 1451. In 1455 he was again ambassador to England. In 1456-59 he wsa Keeper of the royal castles of Kildrummy, Kindrocht, and Balveny, and various payments for the repair and maintenance of these fortresses were made to him during the period. In 1457 he was nominated one of the Lords of Session on behalf of the Barons of Scotland, being the first of seven Judges of the Supreme Court which the House of Glamis has given to Scotland.

Lord Glamis died at Belhelvies on 21 March 1459, and was buried at Glamis. Judging from the period at which their children began to take an active part in public life, the marriage of Lord Glamis with Isobel Ogilvy, daughter of Sir Walter Ogilvy of Lantrathen, must have taken place soon after his return from England in 1427. After her first husband’s death Lady Glamis married Gilbert, first Lord Kennedy, whom she also survived. She had a full share of the pugnacity of the race form which she sprang. She fought her sons, her tenants, her neighbours, and her creditors, and had a tough struggle with the representatives of her second husband for the possession of the family plate. On 20 June 1480 she entered into an indenture with the Prior and convent of the Preaching Dominicans, friars of Ayr, who, with consent of Brother John More, Vicar-General of that Order in Scotland, agreed, in return for a liberal endowment of lands in the town and sheriffdom of Ayr, to perform divine service for the benefit of the souls of James and Margaret, King and Queen of Scotland, of Isobel herself and her father and mother, and of Patrick, Lord Glamis, and Gilbert Kennedy, Lord of that Ilk, her husbands. After Lord Kennedy’s death, who was succeeded by his son by a previous marriage, her Ladyship was reconciled to her family, and returned to Forfarshire. ‘She in her widdowedheid finished the old House of Glamis, built the two ston bridges, and the ille in the Kirk of Glames, wherein, with her first husband, she was interred in anno 1484, as the inscription upon the tomb bears witnes.’ [The Scots Peerage VIII:270-272]


Janet Lyon b: ABT 1430 in Glassary, Argyllshire, Scotland Alexander Lyon 2nd Lord Glamis b: ABT 1433 in Glamis, Angus, Scotland 3rd Lord Glamis b: ABT 1435 in Glamis, Angus, Scotland Elizabeth Lyon b: ABT 1437 in Glamis, Angus, Scotland William Lyon 4th Laird of Pettanys b: ABT 1438 in Glamis, Angus, Scotland Patrick Lyon b: ABT 1440 in Glamis, Angus, Scotland


Repository: Title: The Scots Peerage: Founded on Wood’s Edition of Sir Robert Douglas’s Peerage of Scotland Author: Sir James Balfour Paul Lord Lyon King Of Arms Publication: Edinburgh: David Douglas, 1914 Page: VIII:270-272 Title: The Lyons of Cossins and Wester Ogil, Cadets of Glamis Author: Andrew Ross Publication: 1901 Page: 12-16 Title: The House of Airlie Author: Rev William Wilson Publication: 1924 Page: I:56

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Patrick Lyon, 1st Lord Glamis's Timeline

Glamis, Forfarshire, Scotland
Glamis, Angus, Scotland
Glassary, Argyllshire, Scotland, (Present UK)
Courtastaumo, Forfarshire, Scotland
Glamis, Angus, Scotland
March 21, 1459
Age 57
Belhelvies, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Glamis, Angus, Scotland (United Kingdom)
Lord of Easter Ogil, Tannadice and Pettanys, Angus, Scotland