Carl: I apologize for this very belated response to your reply & inquiry. Hope you see this. - My connection to Lyle family is thru the Alexanders. Here's what I have. Please contact me via e-mail.
MATTHEW LYLE, b. abt 1711, Browndodd, Antrim, Ireland; d. 17 May 1774, Timber Ridge, Augusta [Rockbridge] Co., VA; s/o JAMES LYLE and MARGARET SNODDY; m. 18 Sep 1731, Larne, County Antrim, Ireland, to ESTHER BLAIR, b. abt 1713, Raloo, County Antrim, Ireland, & d. < 1773, Augusta Co., VA; d/o SAMUEL BLAIR and MARTHA CAMPBELL LYLE.Known Issue: James(SEE BELOW), John, Elizabeth (b. 1734, Antrim; d. 11 Feb 1802, Rockbridge; lst m. abt 1750, Ireland, to William/James THOMPSON; 2nd m. abt 1765, Ireland, to Matthew DONALD), Matthew (b. abt 1736, Antrim), William (b. 15 Mar 1738, Larne, Antrim), Robert (b. 1740, Antrim), and Martha (b. 1746, Antrim).
Source: (1) Notable Southern Families, Vol. I & II; (2) William M. Clemmons' Virginia Wills Before 1799, pg. 56; (3) Arnold's THE ALEXANDER FAMILY . . . A Brief History, pg. 7.
HANNAH ALEXANDER: b. 21 Apr 1745, Nottingham, Chester Co., PA; d/o ARCHIBALD ALEXANDER and MARGARET PARKS; m. 1763, Augusta Co., VA to Rev. JAMES LYLE, b. 1732, County Antrim, Ireland; d. 1791, VA; s/o MATTHEW LYLE and ESTHER BLAIR. Known Issue: Joseph, Mathew, Elizabeth, Archibald, James Alexander, Margaret, Esther, and John.
James Lyle's Will was filed in Rockbridge Co. on 6 Sep 1791, naming his wife, Hannah, and the above listed children.
Would very much appreciate any data you may have on Mathew's ancestors or on James' & Hannah's descendants. - Bob