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John Lyon and Jemima Unwin,
John William Lyon and Maria Shuttleworth,
Peter Lyon and Bridget Rutherford,


John Lyon

John Lyon wed 1850 #5520 at Church of England St James, Melbourne, to Jemima Unwin 1831 - 1922 aged 91, daughter of Nathan Unwin,
12 Children 1. John Gibson Lyon 1849 - 1934 #9406 aged 85
2. George Lyon 1854 #7100 - 1936 #9410 aged 75
3. Jemima Lyon 1856 - 1877 #7978 aged 21, wed Alcorn
4. Harry Unwin Lyon 1859 #583 - 1929 #11302 aged 70
5. Catherine Julia Lyon 1860 #17769
6. Nathan James Lyon 1862 #14385 - 1886 #5297 aged 23
7. Frank Edward Lyon 1864 #15083 - 1941 #6451 aged 75
8. William Charles Lyon 1867 #8161
9. Sarah Jane Lyon 1869 #2332
10. David Walter Lyon 1871 #2553 - 1949 #5517 aged 80
11. Hugh Goodwin Lyon 1874 #15791 - 1966 #11275 aged 93
12. Eveline Julia Lyon died 1878 #4411 aged 3 months
1. John Gibson Lyon 1849 - 1934 #9406 aged 85 wed 1872 #1406 to Julia McCarthy 1850 #43389 - 1883 #708 aged 32, born in Melbourne and died at Carlton
John Gibson Lyon wed 1885 #5627 to Emma Eliza Turtle from London
3 children
of Julia
1. Walter John James Lyon 1874 #24327
2. Arthur Ernest Lyon 1877 #1030
3. Laura Amelia Lyon 1879 #14502
5 children
of Emma
4. Julia Elizabeth Lyon 1881 #1167
5. Henry Thomas George Lyon 1886 #16806 lived 8 months
6. William John Gibson Lyon 1888 #988
7. Hy Geo Thos Lyon 1887 #680
8. Rothwell Lyon 1891 #30567
3. Jemima Lyon 1856 - 1877 #7978 aged 21, wed 1876 #4463 to John Alcorn
1 child 1. Jemima Lyon Alcorn 1877 #15493
4. Harry Unwin Lyon 1859 #583 - 1929 #11302 aged 70 wed Lillian Allison Taylor, possibly Lillian Alice Taylor 1885 #10042 daughter of Veronica Jones and John Taylor born at Footscray
5. Catherine Julia Lyon 1860 #17769 wed 1881 #3157 to Thomas Rothwell Bloomfield and lived at Essendon, 3 chn to 1888

John William Lyon and Maria Shuttleworth


John William Lyon 1834 - 1911 #3912 aged 77 son of Mary Hellsteadt and William Lyon, wed 1856 #1714 to Maria Shuttleworth aged 24, c1829 came Mar 1853 on the Hope as an Assisted British Immigrant.

Maria Annie Shuttleworth and lived at Castlemaine, The Loddon,
7 Children 1. Eva Louise Maria Lyon 1857 #7241
2. Rosa Victoria Annie Lyon 1859 - 1941 #20939 aged 81,
3. Charles William Lyon 1861 #16239 - 1862 #810 lived 6 months
4. Mary Emily Lyon 1863 #1256
5. Charles Henry Lyon 1865 #7429 - 1874 #7195 lived 9 years
6. William Robert Lyon 1867 #7055
7. Amy Clara Lyon 1869 #1336 - 1955 #22482 aged 87
1. Eva Louise Maria Lyon 1857 #7241 wed 1887 #3189 to William Ralph Walker 1862 #7183 and lived at Castlemaine, 3 Children
2. Rosa Vic Annie Lyon 1859 - 1941 #20939 aged 81, wed 1887 #1484 to Ralph Jackson Hedley born to June 1849 in Stokesley district, Christening: 30 Apr 1849 son of Rachel and Ralph Hedley, at Marton In Cleveland, Yorkshire, England, and lived at Carlton. Appears to have a brother Joseph Hedley wed Charlotte Watson and called their chn Ralph 1882 and Rachel 1884
1 Child 1. Alice Amy Hedley 1890 #10756
4. Mary Emily Lyon 1863 #1256 wed 1887 #7000 to William John Butson 1861 #4730 son of Caroline Sanders/Saunders and Thomas Butson born at White Hills (who registered 13 chn 1857 - 1882), and lived at Sandhurst
6 Children 1. Norman William Lyon Butson 1888 #24490
2. Hilda Rose/Mabel Butson 1890 #36259 - 1899 #2362 lived 8 years
3. Ethel Butson 1893 #983 - 1893 #573 lived 21 days
4. Thomas Eric Butson 1898 #20153
5. Dulcie Elva Butson 1903 #11756
6. Selma Marjory Butson 1905 #11764
7. Amy Clara Lyon 1869 #1336 - 1955 #22482 aged 87, wed 1897 #4406 to Oscar Greasly 1860 #21822 - 1942 #27628 aged 81 born at Sandhurst, and lived at Bendigo, 4 Children


Peter and Bridget Lyon


Immigration to Victoria 1852-1879, Index to Inward Passenger Lists,
British and Foreign Ports
New Search at http://www.cohsoft.com.au/cgi-bin/db/ship.pl
The Minnesota came Dec 1852 with 277 passengers including Lyon Allen A, Lyon Bridget A, Lyon Catherine A, Lyon Ellen A, Lyon Emma C, Lyon Hannah C, Lyon Henry C, Lyon Jane A, Lyon John A, Lyon Lucinda C, Lyon Peter A, Lyon Peter C and Lyon William C John aged 16, is an Adult, Henry at 14 is a Child. The family travelled as 7 Adults and 6 Children.

Peter Lyon 26 Mar 1803 - 1895, son of Pheobe Stringer and Peter Lyon, born at Kildare, Ireland, married Bridget Rutherford 1805 - 1887, born at Nass, Ireland, daughter of Allen Rutherford. Together with their 11 surviving children, they boarded the Minnesota at Liverpool on 19 Sept 1852 and arrived at Melbourne 20 Dec 1852. The family moved to Laenecoorie in 1857. Bridget died on 9 Aug 1887. Peter died 27 May 1895 aged 92, and is buried at Eddington, Vic. The children married at Laenecoorie, Victoria.
12 Children 1. Catherine Lyon 1 May 1827 - 1904
2. Elizabeth Ann Jane Lyon 22 Nov 1828 - 1904
3. Ellen Lyon 3 Sep 1830 ??
4. Allen Lyon 7 Aug 1832 - 30 Jun 1928
5. John Rutherford Lyon 15 Dec 1834 - 4 May 1893
6. Henry Barker Lyon 10 Nov 1836 - 5 June 1871
7. Emma Lyon 4 Sep 1838
8. William Rutherford Lyon 11 Jul 1840 - 12 Jan 1922
9. Albert Edward Lyon 9 Feb 1842 - 52, died in Ireland
10. Lucinda Whittle Barker Lyon 20 Aug 1844 - 23 Aug 1932
11. Hannah Georgina Lyon 29 Dec 1846 - 1933
12. Peter Jacob Lyon 17 Apr 1848 - 13 Jun 1907 did not marry.
When Peter was 4 years old, the whole family left Ireland and came to Australia.
1. Catherine Lyon 1 May 1827 - 1904 wed 1860 to Thomas Bradshaw 1825 - 1868
One Child 1. Marriott Bradshaw 1861 #16497 born at Tarnagulla - can not find his marriage or death.
2. Elizabeth Ann Jane Lyon 22 Nov 1828 - 1904 wed 1862 #3593 to Silas Cocks Ruck 1824 - 1871 #8745 aged 47, born in London to Emma Way Cocks and John Ruck
2 Children 1. John Henry Ruck 1863 #21776 - 1866 lived 2 years
2. Oliver Allen Ruck 1867 #16508
4. Allen Lyon 7 Aug 1832 - 30 Jun 1928 wed 1857 #3398 to Helena Eleanora Wooton 1840 - 1902, dau of Elizabeth Driden and Thomas Wootten but not find in IGI
6 Children 1. Rosina Bridget Lyon 1862 - 1936 #1054 aged 73
2. Albert Edward Lyon 1864 lived 6 months
3. William James Wootten Lyon 1866 - 1944 #11379 aged 78
4. Eleanor Alice Lyon 1868 - 1959 #10611 aged 91 wed Elliott died at Kew
5. Alice Elizabeth Lyon 1870 - 1925 #14381 aged 56
6. Emma Lyon 1875 - 1964 #10084 aged 88 wed Maunder died at Cast?
1. Rosina Bridget Lyon 1862 - 1936 #1054 aged 73, wed 1883 to George Hein 1859 #7007, son of Mary Healy and John Hein born at Mickleham
1 Child 1. Francis Nicholas Hein 1887 29418 - 1888 #14257 lived 1 year
3. William James Wootten Lyon 1866 - 1944 #11379 aged 78 wed 1895 #984 to Sophia Essex 1874 #8628 - 1942 #4169 aged 67, born at Eddington and died at R Park, children born at Korong Vale
2 Children 1. Rose Ctina Lyon 1902 #11495
2. Allan Herbt Lyon 1909 #29545R
5. Alice Elizabeth Lyon 1870 - 1925 #14381 aged 56 wed 1889 #1419 to Jno Morriss Fleming
1 Child 1. Jno Allan Fleming 1889 #17961
5. John Rutherford Lyon 15 Dec 1834 - 4 May 1893 wed 24 Apr 1878 to Lydia Eliza Rands 15 Sept 1861 - 10 Nov 1893, born at Grassy Flat, Victoria, Australia and died at Laanecoorie, Victoria, Australia,
7 Children 1. Henry Barker Lyon 9 Feb 1879 - 5 Jun 1971 #13559 aged 92
2. John Rutherford Lyon 16 Apr 1880 - 9 Sep 1968
3. Edith Eliza Lyon 9 Aug 1882 - 24 Jan 1979 wed 7 Jul 1904 to Nicholas Augustus Grylls 27 Jul 1868 - 25 May 1957
4. Albert Allen Lyon 2 Nov 1884 - 2 Oct 1975 - Eddington, Victoria, Australia
5. Jessie Ellen Lyon 20 Jun 1887 - 10 Apr 1968
6. William Arthur Lyon 20 Oct 1889 - 16 Mar 1976
7. Israel Edward Lyon 10 Nov 1893 - 29 Nov 1915 KIA Gallipoli, Turkey
2. John Rutherford Lyon 16 Apr 1880 - 9 Sep 1968, wed 10 Apr 1912 to Eliza Jane Mansen 14 Jul 1891 - 19 May 1955 died at Maldon, daughter of Margaret Jane Spears Hamilton from Glasgow wed 1875 #3267 to John Manson from Orkney
2 Children 1. Walt Hy Lyon 1914 #30764 - 1914 #13728 infant death
2. Eva Jane Lyon 1916 #31200
5. Jessie Ellen Lyon 20 Jun 1887 - 10 Apr 1968 wed 1910 to George Henry Allan Douglas 12 Oct 1879 #26200 - 10 Apr 1943 son of Mary Ann Brennan and John Douglas born at Tarnagulla, and lived at Tarnagulla then at Maldon, 4 Children
6. William Arthur Lyon 20 Oct 1889 - 16 Mar 1976 wed 26 Mar 1919 to Agnes Margaret Niven 17 Jan 1892 - 31 Aug 1971 #20834 aged 80 dau of Margaret Duff and Henry Niven

6. Henry Barker Lyon 10 Nov 1836 born in Kildare wed 8 Oct 1869 #2426 to Oceana Ellen Rose, the daughter of John Rose and Ann Stone, she was born 1852. This family vanishes from Victorian indexes - because they moved from Korong Vale to West Australia - see the letters from Mal. Extra details of names in brackets, and spouses, added 4 Apr 2013 by Mal
14 Children 1. John Barker Lyon 1870 #19134 wed Alice Katherine Alock Finn, 3chn
2. Ann (Christina Olive) Lyon 1872 #9990 wed 1905 to John McInnes, 2 chn
3. Allen Lyon 1873 #13173
4. Henry Lyon 1874 #8634 wed 1904 to Amy Elizabeth Fowler, 3 chn
5. Charles Allen Lyon 1876 #2279 went to the Boer War and met his wife Elizabeth Joanna Ungerer in South Africa. They brought their 6 chn to live in Western Australia.
6. Malcolm Lyon 1878 #2300 died aged 19 years
7. Joseph Ithiel Lyon 1880 #8359 wed 1903 in South Africa to Petranella Johanna Rheda, 6 chn and lived in WA
8. Ruth Lyon 1882 #17222 wed 1902 to George Mills, 6 chn
9. Peter William Lyon 1884 #18054 wed 1905 to Esther Taylor, 4 chn
10. Ellen Rose Lyon 1887 #12333 wed 1906 to Matthew Egan, 7 chn
11. Amy Lyon 1889 #13740 wed in WA to herbert Gardiner, 3 chn
12. Bernice Helen/Amelia Lyon 1892 #14884 - 1892 #10764 lived 21 days
13. Felix Ariel Lyon 1893 #32870 died 'as a young man'
14. Jane Lyon 1896 #4582 - 1896 #2428 lived 1 day

From on Thursday, 4 April 2013
I, like Mal Lyon, have just stumbled onto your Web Page.
I am in Perth , West Australia and have collected a bit of detail about my Lyon linage in Donnybook.
My link into the Lyon Family Tree is per Child number 10. Ellen Rose Lyon 1887 #12333 wed 1906 to Matthew Egan.
From a copy of the list that Mrs Ellen Rose Egan, daughter of Oceana Ellen Lyon provided for her daughter Molly Barbera to send, based on EARLY PIONEERS OF TASMANIA: A HISTORY OF THOMAS AND ANN STONE
/Jointly compiled by Richard T. Stone and Margaret M. Stone, Published: Bendigo, Vic., The Compilers, 1969
Keep up the good work. Regards, Paul
From on Monday, 23 April 2012
Hi Elizabeth,
I have just discovered your web page on history details of Peter and Bridget Lyon, hello and thank you for all the wonderful family history.
There is one section under the family of “Henry Barker Lyon” which states “This family vanishes from Victorian indexes”. My grandfather Peter William Lyon is part of this family.
Most(?) of the family moved to W.A. These details were listed in a book “Early Pioneers of Tasmania” which we obtained many years ago.
I have followed the history of my grandfather in some detail and I am sure that it will be of interest to you and the Lyon clan.
His military history and involvement in an escape attempt from a POW camp in Germany during WW1 is detailed in a recently released book “Escape From Germany” by Neil Hanson.
The story is also being made into a movie which is taking shape at the moment.
All the best, Regards Mal and Peg Lyon
And more from Mal and Peg
The confusion over being born 'at sea', detail obtained in the Indexed record of the marriage
spaces - Oceana Ellen Rose born at Sea wed 1869 #2426 to Henry Barker Lyon.
Mal writes - I can start with an extract from a booklet I mentioned earlier “Early Pioneers of Tasmania”
“The family has been granted the privilege of placing a bronze tablet, inscribed as follows, in the church of St. John, New Town Tasmania”
“A tribute to the memory of THOMAS and ANN STONE of Horfield Bristol, who sailed in the ship David Shaw and landed in Van Diemans land on 11th October, 1819.
Their contribution to the education of the children in the early colony included the opening in 1820 of the first private school in Hobart Town. Later Thomas and Ann Stone were appointed to teach at the Public School Macquarie Point and also the National School. During the years 1831-1836 they taught as Master and Mistress of the Male Orphan School at New Town, and worshipped with their family in this church.
This tablet erected on 11th October 1969 by the descendants of these pioneers.”
Ann and Thomas Stone had ten children, and of these seven married and all had large families. The second daughter(Anne Stone) b 1822 married John Rose and had seven children.
The third daughter born to Anne and John Rose was Oceania Rose born 29th July 1852 who wed Henry Lyon of Laanecoorie and had 14 children born in Victoria. In 1897 the Lyon family joined the migration to Western Australia.
(One of these children was my grandfather Peter, who married in 1905 and remained in WA as a farmer following WW1.)


7. Emma Lyon 4 Sep 1838 - 1929 #6462 aged 88, wed 1859 to Henry Herbert Bindon 1835 - 1897 #6306 aged 62, 9 Children
8. William Rutherford Lyon 11 Jul 1840 - 12 Jan 1922 wed 6 Aug 1872 to Elizabeth Ann Grisold.
9 Children 1. Peter Lyon 1873 #16286
2. Mary Ann Lyon 1875 #22565
3. Thomas Lyon 1878 #2302 lived 4 years
4. Bridget Rutherford Lyon 1880 #22288 lived 1 year
5. David William Lyon 1883 #23234 wed 1912 #9294 to Ivie Isabel May Dowling
6. Lucinda Jane Lyon 1886 #17927
7. Jessie Ellen Lyon 1887 19230 wed 1910 #5687 to Geo Hy Allen Douglas
8. Emily Catherine Lyon 1889 #11922 wed 1914 #3502 to Alfred Charles Needs
9. Thomas Lyon 1892 #12986 wed 1920 #6078 to Veronica Augusta Grummet 1892
1. Peter Lyon 1873 #16286 wed 1898 to Margaret Ann Corby, born in Echuca.
4 Children 1. Elsie Myrtle Lyon 1900 - 1958 wed James Ernest Wilson
2. Alice Ann Sophia Lyon 1906
3. Gladys Emily Dory Lyon 1914
4. Florence Hilda Irene Lyon 1917
10. Lucinda Whittle Barker Lyon 20 Aug 1844 - 23 Aug 1932 wed 1870 to Matthew Brisbane 1831 - 1890,, died at St Arnaud, 5 Children
11. Hannah Georgina Lyon 29 Dec 1846 - 1933 wed 1889 to Walter Elliott
One Child 1. Leslie Runciman Elliott 1897 lived 2 years

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