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Peter Lyons

jurist

Peter Lyons, Irish jurist. famous Parsons’ Case, 1758.

Background

Lyons, Peter was born in 1734 in Cork County, Ireland, circa. Son of John and Catherine (Power) Lyons.

Education

Read law with James Power.

Career

Admitted to Virginia bar, 1756. Plaintiff’s attorney in famous Parsons’ Case, 1758. Inactive during American Revolution.

Judge of General Court, also Vermont Court of Appeals, 1779. President Virginia Court of Appeals, 1803-1807.

Achievements

  • Famous Parsons’ Case, 1758.

Connections

Married Mary Power; married second, Judith Bassett.

father:
John Lyons

mother:
Catherine (Power) Lyons

spouses:
Mary Power

Judith Bassett.