ⓘ Thomas Lyster (Cavalier)

                                     

ⓘ Thomas Lyster (Cavalier)

Thomas Lyster of Rowton was eleven years of age in 1623, according to the visitations. He was a devoted adherent of King Charles I. During the first campaign of the English Civil War, when Charles I arrived in Shrewsbury he presented 500 pieces of gold to help pay for the war. He was knighted for this act of loyalty.

In 1642 he signed a joint engagement with other gentlemen of the County to help raise a regiment of Dragoons. He received a high command in the garrison established in Shrewsbury, and the fall of the city, he was taken prisoner, and his wife may have gallantly held Rowton castle for nearly two weeks for all the efforts of the parliamentary officer, Colonel Mytton and did not surrender until she had obtained good terms from Mytton.

Sir Thomas died in 1655. He was buried in the old Church of Saint-prepared, Shrewsbury, March 17, and was succeeded by his son Richard.

                                     
  • War and an MP Sir Thomas Lyster Cavalier 1612 1655 supported King Charles I during the English Civil War Thomas Lyster Royal Engineer 1840 1865
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