He obtained a Royal Warrant allowing him to "take and use the surname of Noel only." The Royal Warrant also allowed him to "subscribe the said surname of Noel before all titles of honour," and from that point he signed himself "Noel Byron" (the usual signature of a peer being merely the peerage, in this case simply "Byron").
It is speculated that this was so that his initials would read "N.
As a result, she fell even further into debt to support his demands.
It was one of these importunate loans that allowed him to travel to Valenciennes, France, where he died in 1791.
In a move to avoid his creditors, Catherine accompanied her profligate husband to France in 1786, but returned to England at the end of 1787 to give birth to her son on English soil.
He was born on 22 January in lodgings at Holles Street in London.
He was christened at St Marylebone Parish Church "George Gordon Byron" after his maternal grandfather George Gordon of Gight, a descendant of James I of Scotland, who had committed suicide Byron's mother had to sell her land and title to pay her new husband's debts, and in the space of two years the large estate, worth some £23,500, had been squandered, leaving the former heiress with an annual income in trust of only £150.
Catherine moved back to Aberdeenshire in 1790, where Byron spent his childhood.
which could be partly explained by her husband's continuing to borrow money from her.
Byron's paternal grandparents were Vice-Admiral the Hon.
John "Foulweather Jack" Byron, and Sophia Trevanion.