LYSTER, Charles.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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This Member has not been identified. He was possibly the gentleman usher extraordinary of the Queen’s chamber mentioned in a grant of July 1558, by which he was given a lease of some Leicestershire property, at a total rent of about £10. In March 1560 there is a reference to a man of this name as a former bailiff and collector of the manor of Whitwick, Leicestershire. The gentleman usher was presumably one of the Lysters of Somerby, Leicestershire. There are no recorded pedigrees of this branch of the family, but a Charles Lyster, gentleman of Somerby, perhaps son of the chamber official, died in December 1584. The MP was dead by January 1578 when a new man, Edward Lane, was returned for Mitchell.

C219/283/1; CPR, 1557-8, p. 403; 1558-60, p. 467; 1566-9, p. 231; C142/208/171.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: N. M. Fuidge


  • 1. Did not serve for the full duration of the Parliament.