Vol II File 15: The Paternal Ancestry of Homer Beers James

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Vol II File 15: The Paternal Ancestry of Homer Beers James

24. Lygon Line

The first Lygon probably came from Normandy to England with William the Conqueror, yet research has revealed very little concerning the family record from that time (1066) on down to George Lygon. In the Visitations of Worcester, 1569, George Lygon is the first of the family in the pedigree given by the Lygons to the Hearlds(?). The 7th Earl Beauchamp says, in the Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society Transactions, (Vol 42, p. 33) that he has no records of George Lygon, but has deeds of his son, William Lygon, and his grandson, Richard Lygon.

According to Wurts, pp. 2218-2221, George Lygon, a descendant of the de Bracy family, were the original owners of the Manor of Madresfield, in Worcestershire, which manor was still in possession of the Lygon family in the 1940's. This family came to England with William the Conqueror in 1066 and, having fought under the standard of Normandy, received two lions passant in their Arms.

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