Thomas Lyster of Rowton was eleven years of age in 1623, according to the visitations. He was a devoted adherent of King Charles I. During the first campaign of the English Civil War, when Charles I arrived in Shrewsbury he presented 500 pieces of gold to help pay for the war. He was knighted for this act of loyalty.
In 1642 he signed a joint engagement with other gentlemen of the county to help raise a regiment of dragoons.
Sir Thomas died in 1655. And Mary, who died unmarried.