John Lyon (school founder)

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John Lyon (1514–1592) was a wealthy English landowner, who was the founder of Harrow School.wikipedia
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Harrow School

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John Lyon (1514–1592) was a wealthy English landowner, who was the founder of Harrow School.
The School was founded in 1572 by John Lyon under a Royal Charter of Elizabeth I, and is one of the original seven public schools that were regulated by the Public Schools Act 1868.

The John Lyon School

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The John Lyon School, the John Lyon's Charity, and a Harrow School house, Lyon’s, are named after him.
The school was founded in 1876 by the Governors of Harrow School for the education of local boys, in belated keeping with the wishes of John Lyon, Harrow School's founder.

Lyons family

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He was a member of an ancient house, the House of Lyons, and a first cousin of Sir John Lyon, who was Lord Mayor of London for the year 1553–1554.
The Middlesex line of the family produced Sir John Lyon, Lord Mayor of London for 1553-1554, and John Lyon (d.1592), the founder of Harrow School, after whom The John Lyon School, the John Lyon's Charity, and a Harrow School house, Lyon’s, are named.

St Mary's, Harrow on the Hill

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Both he and his wife were buried in St Mary's, Harrow on the Hill, where there are memorials to both of them.
The brass to John Lyon, founder of Harrow School, and his wife Joan, is to be found on the wall of the nave near his grave by the lectern.

Coat of arms of the London Borough of Brent

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Lyon's family bore a lion in its coat of arms, which is represented as a supporter in the modern coat of arms of the London Borough of Brent and as a crest in the London Borough of Harrow's municipal arms.
The gold lion comes from the arms of John Lyon, founder of a trust for the maintenance of Harrow and Edgware Roads, which partly lie within the Borough.

Charitable trust

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Lyon also established a trust for the maintenance of Harrow Road and Edgware Road, which are now owned by the local council.

Harrow Road

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Lyon also established a trust for the maintenance of Harrow Road and Edgware Road, which are now owned by the local council.

Edgware Road

Edgware Road/Church Street
Lyon also established a trust for the maintenance of Harrow Road and Edgware Road, which are now owned by the local council.

Local government in the United Kingdom

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Lyon also established a trust for the maintenance of Harrow Road and Edgware Road, which are now owned by the local council.

Estate (law)

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The income from his estate is dispensed by John Lyon's Charity, which gives grants to benefit young people in nine London boroughs: Barnet, Brent, Camden, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea, Harrow, Hammersmith & Fulham, and the Cities of London and Westminster.

London boroughs

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The income from his estate is dispensed by John Lyon's Charity, which gives grants to benefit young people in nine London boroughs: Barnet, Brent, Camden, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea, Harrow, Hammersmith & Fulham, and the Cities of London and Westminster.

Harrow on the Hill

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He lived at Preston Hall, Harrow-on-the-Hill, and had the greatest land income of all landowners in Harrow.

Lord Mayor of London

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He was a member of an ancient house, the House of Lyons, and a first cousin of Sir John Lyon, who was Lord Mayor of London for the year 1553–1554. John Lyon (b. c.1450), and the first cousin of Sir John Lyon, who was Lord Mayor of London in 1553–1554, who was a member of the Worshipful Company of Grocers.

Worshipful Company of Grocers

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John Lyon (b. c.1450), and the first cousin of Sir John Lyon, who was Lord Mayor of London in 1553–1554, who was a member of the Worshipful Company of Grocers.

Harrow, London

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John Lyon (d.1592) was born in 1514, and resided at Preston Hall in Harrow, Middlesex.

Lion (heraldry)

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Lyon's family bore a lion in its coat of arms, which is represented as a supporter in the modern coat of arms of the London Borough of Brent and as a crest in the London Borough of Harrow's municipal arms.

Coat of arms

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Lyon's family bore a lion in its coat of arms, which is represented as a supporter in the modern coat of arms of the London Borough of Brent and as a crest in the London Borough of Harrow's municipal arms.

Supporter

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Lyon's family bore a lion in its coat of arms, which is represented as a supporter in the modern coat of arms of the London Borough of Brent and as a crest in the London Borough of Harrow's municipal arms.

Crest (heraldry)

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Lyon's family bore a lion in its coat of arms, which is represented as a supporter in the modern coat of arms of the London Borough of Brent and as a crest in the London Borough of Harrow's municipal arms.

London Borough of Harrow

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Lyon's family bore a lion in its coat of arms, which is represented as a supporter in the modern coat of arms of the London Borough of Brent and as a crest in the London Borough of Harrow's municipal arms.

Mark (currency)

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For many years Lyon spent twenty marks a year on the education of poor children.

Elizabeth I of England

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On 13 February 1572 Queen Elizabeth granted him a Royal Charter by Letters Patent to found a free grammar school for the education of boys at Harrow, constituting his Trustees a body corporate as Governors of the "Free Grammar-School of John Lyon".

Grammar school

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On 13 February 1572 Queen Elizabeth granted him a Royal Charter by Letters Patent to found a free grammar school for the education of boys at Harrow, constituting his Trustees a body corporate as Governors of the "Free Grammar-School of John Lyon".

Marylebone

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He also invested in property at Marylebone in 1571, to be held by himself, his wife, and the Governors of this school, the rents to be applied to the repair of the high-road between Edgware and London, and the surplus to the repair of the road between Harrow and London.

Gilbert Gerard (judge)

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In that year, the Clerk to the Signet having proposed to levy £50 from him as a loan to the State, Sir Gilbert Gerard, Attorney-General, interposed on his behalf, representing that Lyon should not be forced to sell lands bought for the maintenance of his school.