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Lyon, John (1514?–1592), founder of Harrow School

Caroline M. K. Bowden

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/17279

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Lyon, John (1514?–1592), founder of Harrow School, was the son of John Lyon (d. 1534) and his wife, Joan; the family owned land in Preston near Harrow. A man of substance, by 1562 John Lyon had the largest rental in Harrow...

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