Rosamond Greystoke of Santa Barbara

Greystoke of Santa Barbara

by

Vincent Rosamond Rice

Copyright 2021

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Harry and Meghan are related to Rosamond Clifford. One morning they went into their rose garden to have tea, when suddeny appear an apperation, a tall young woman who was hardly wearing any clothes.

They gasped when they beheld her supernatural beauty. They were frozen, not able to move.

“I am your kin, Rosamond Greystoke, the daughter of John Vincent Rhys, Duke of Greystoke who has just passed away. It was his dying wish that I pledge felty to my cousins whom I am sworn to protect! My father and I have lived in the Mountains of Ojai undetected for all these years. Because of the military build-up in the Ukraine, it is imperative you be provided with the best protection in the world. Mund Mundi! “

Having spoken, Rosamond took swift steps that brought her to kneel before the Duke and Dunches of Essex.

.”However, it is said that only the king knew the route to Rosamond’s secret bower, a sort of underground labyrinth built for her by King Henry.”

Rosamund (Joan) CLIFFORD

Born: ABT 1137

Died: 1176

Buried: Godstow

Notes: See The House of Clifford for more details of Rosamund’s liason with Henry. Weir attributes the mother of these children to “Ikenai”, which is also discussed by Clifford. (Chapter 5).

Father: Walter FITZRICHARD FITZPONS De CLIFFORD (B. Clifford)

Mother: Margaret De TOENI

Associated with: HENRY II PLANTAGENET (King of England)

Children:

1. Geoffrey PLANTAGENET (Archbishop of York)

2. William  LONGESPEÉ (E. Salisbury)

3. Peter PLANTAGENET

Duke of Greystoke

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Duke of Greystoke is a title in the Peerage of Great Britain held by members of the Clayton familyEdgar Rice Burroughs simply refers to members of the family in his Tarzan novels as “Lord Greystoke”; in Tarzan AlivePhilip José Farmer refers to the family’s senior title as that of Duke.

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John Cecil Clayton, 1st Duke of Greystoke

John Cecil Clayton, fifth Earl Staveley and 14th Baron Grebson, was a child prodigy who on reaching his majority worked to derive great wealth from slavery, and great influence through lending the profits to King George II. He was created first Duke and Viscount Greystoke for thwarting a Jacobite assassin with designs upon the life of the king. He was the father of both the 2nd and 3rd Dukes.

‎Sir Jesse Clayton, 4th Duke of Greystoke

An energetic businessman and miser who rebuilt the family fortunes.

Philip José Farmer has identified the 4th Duke as, somewhat loosely, the basis for the character of Manchester bagman-turned-baronet Sir Jesse Trefusis in George Bernard Shaw’s novel An Unsocial Socialist (Sir Jesse’s son Sidney is the protagonist).

John Clayton, 5th Duke of Greystoke

The fifth Duke of Greystoke was identified as John Clayton, a London cabdriver who briefly appears in the Sherlock Holmes story The Hound of the Baskervilles, by Professor H.W. Starr in his article “A Case of Identity, or The Adventure of the Seven Claytons” (reprinted in Tarzan Alive). Following Professor Starr’s speculation that the only thing likely to have driven the Duke to the life of a working man was an enthusiasim for Socialism, Philip José Farmer was able to identify the Duke as the basis for Sidney Trefusis, son of Sir Jesse. The Duke was murdered by Peter Michael Carey following an unsuccessful attempt by the latter to blackmail him.

William Cecil Clayton, 6th Duke of Greystoke

In a modification of Professor Starr’s theories, Tarzan Alive states that William Cecil Clayton succeeded his elder brother in the title. The 6th Duke, who had been a peer in his own right during his brother’s lifetime, has been identified with the Duke of Holdernesse or Greyminister mentioned in the Sherlock Holmes stories “The Adventure of the Priory School” and “The Blanched Soldier”, and was the father (through an affair with Patricia Clarke Wildman) of Clark Savage, Sr.

John Clayton, 8th Duke of Greystoke

Better known simply as Tarzan of the Apes.

Catherine CLIFFORD (B. Greystoke of Greystoke)

Born: 1369, Ravensworth, Yorkshire, England

Died: 1413, Greystoke, Northumberland, England

Father: Roger CLIFFORD (5º B. Clifford)

Mother: Maud BEAUCHAMP

Married: Ralph GREYSTOKE (5º B. Greystoke of Greystoke) 1377, Brough Castle, Westmoreland, England

Children:

1. Maud GREYSTOKE (B. Welles)

2. John GREYSTOKE (6º B. Greystoke of Greystoke)

3. Ralph GREYSTOKE

4. William GREYSTOKE

5. Thomas GREYSTOKE

6. Henry GREYSTOKE

7. Catherine GREYSTOKE

8. Eleanor GREYSTOKE

9. Anne GREYSTOKE

Geni – Ralph de Greystoke (1353-1418)- Ravensworth

Ralph de Greystoke, 3rd Lord Greystoke was born on 18 October 1353 at Kirkby Ravensworth, Yorkshire, England.
He was the son of William de Greystoke, 2nd Lord Greystoke.

1 He married Katherine de Clifford, daughter of Roger de Clifford, 5th Lord Clifford and Maud de Beauchamp.

He died on 6 April 1418 at age 64.

Maud Greystoke (1387–1416) • FamilySearch

Ralph de Greystoke, 3rd Baron Greystoke – Wikipedia

Greystoke was the son of William de Greystoke, 2nd Baron Greystoke, and Joane, daughter of Lord Fitzhugh, his second wife.[3][1]He was born on 18 October 1353 at Ravensworth Castle, North Yorkshire, the home of his maternal uncle Henry.[1]As he was still a child when his father died, his estates were placed under the guardianship of Roger de Clifford, 5th Baron de Clifford.[4]

Ralph de Greystoke, 3rd Baron Greystoke – Wikipedia

Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes – Wikipedia

Andie MacDowell – Wikipedia

Tarzan – Wikipedia

Tarzan(John Clayton II, Viscount Greystoke) is a fictional character, an archetypal feral childraised in the African jungle by the Manganigreat apes; he later experiences civilization, only to reject it and return to the wild as a heroic adventurer. The character has been variously depicted as articulate and sophisticated as in the original novels, and as a noble savagewith limited language skills such as in the films featuring Johnny Weissmuller.

Greystoke,’ the inside story of the 1984 Tarzan movie written by Robert Towne, directed by Hugh Hudson – The Hollywood Reporter

William Cecil Clayton – Wikipedia

Rosamond’s Well, Blenheim Park, Woodstock, Oxfordshire

Fair Rosamund’s Well, Blenheim (Photo Credit: Philip Halling – Geograph)

At the north-side of the lake in Blenheim Park at Woodstock, Oxfordshire, is Rosamond’s Well, also known as Fair Rosamund’s Well. It takes its name from Lady Rosamond de Clifford who was to become the lover (Mistress), for her sins, of King Henry II, although probably not ‘entirely’ out of her own choosing! Fair Rosamond, it is said, was “supposedly” murdered by a very jealous Queen Eleanor in about 1175, or was she? But back in the 12th century the well was called Everswell, maybe because it was ‘never ever’ known to run dry, even in the driest spells of weather; and in the past the water had some curative properties as pilgrims were wont to come here and partake of it in bottles – in those distant times, but in fact the well has only been named after Rosamond since the 16th century. The village of Woodstock is a quarter of a mile east of the well, while Bladon is half a mile south, and the town of Long Harborough 2 miles south-west on the A4095 road.

Godstow Nunnery Ruin (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

Poor Rosamond was buried at Godstow nunnery, a house of Benedictine nuns dedicated to St Mary and St John the Baptist, which is now in ruins beside the river Thames, near Oxford. It was founded by the widow Edith Launceline in 1133, dissolved in 1539, and almost destroyed during the Civil War in 1645 or 46. Today the ruin acts as a pound for local farm animals. There are only fragmentary remains of the precinct wall and chapel of abbess’ lodging, according to Frank Bottomley in his book ‘The Abbey Explorer’s Guide’, 1981. The nunnery ruins are two-and-a-half miles north-west of Oxford city centre.

Today the well looks quite neat and tidy, and is surrounded by a fence, in what is a very tranquil setting close to the north bank of Blenheim Lake – in the green and wooded grounds of Blenheim Palace. The well is actually a large square-shaped pool paved all around with flat paving stones, while at the head of the pool a high, curving wall with carvings, and a square opening for the water to issue into the pool itself; the water then flowing out into the lake. Foliage and trees grow at either side of the structure, which is soon to be restored. The water is usually quite near to the top of the pool, indeed it is never known to go down by much nor to dry up when there is a prolonged spell of dry weather. Close by is Rosamond’s Bower where Lady Rosamond, daughter of Walter de Clifford, lived before her untimely death (in strange circumstances) at the age of 35 in the year 1175 – murdered, according to the legend, by Queen Eleanor after she had found out that Fair Rosamond was her husband’s concubine. However, it is said that only the king knew the route to Rosamond’s secret bower, a sort of underground labyrinth built for her by King Henry.

Fair Rosamond was buried at the Benedictine nunnery of Godstow in Oxfordshire. In the book ‘A Thames Companion’ by Prichard & Carpenter, the authors say: “On the main stream of the river, Godstow comes next with its ruined nunnery and legend of Fair Rosamond, of which Aubrey wrote (in a manuscript note inside his copy of Plot’s Natural History of Oxfordshire, now in the Bodleian Library): This Rosamond, ye fair daughter of Walter Ld. Clifford, and forced to be Concubine to K. Henry ye 2d, who builded for her at Woodstock an house or Labyrinth under the ground, much wherof at this day is to be seen as also is a goodly Bath or Well, called to this day Rosamund’s Well. In the end she was poysoned by Q. Elianor, some write, and being dead, was buried at Godstow in a house of Nonnes besides Oxford. Not long since her grave was digged, where some of her bones were found, and her Teeth so white (as ye dwellers there report) that the beholders did much wonder at them.”

The story of Rosamund de Clifford is shrouded in more legends than most medieval lives. After Eleanor of Aquitaine, she is the woman most associated with Henry II, king of England. In historical fiction, she is the woman who claimed his heart and stole him away from his queen. But who was she? How much of her story is real, how much is fantasy?

Rosamund de Clifford was probably born around 1140. She was the daughter of Walter de Clifford, a lord on the Welsh Marches, and his wife Margaret de Tosny. We know nothing of her childhood, she may have been educated at Godstow Abbey, but it is not certain; nor is when she actually met the king. The rest of her life is made of rumour and gossip.

Rosamund’s father served Henry II on campaign in Wales in the 1160s. It is possible that the king first met the young woman on a visit to de Clifford’s residence of Bredelais during the campaign. Some theories have Henry’s affair with Rosamund starting around 1165, the first Christmas that Henry spent apart from his queen, Eleanor of Aquitaine. Eleanor held her Christmas court at Angers while Henry was at Oxford. Henry had a tendency to be constantly on the move and it was unusual for him to be so immobile, which has led to suspicions that this was when his love affair with Rosamund began. However, there is evidence that Henry may also have been nursing some sort of injury, which would also curtail his movements.

Henry and Eleanor were to have one more child, John, born at Christmas 1166, which suggests the Christmas 1165 separation was more due to the logistics of ruling large domains than it was to Henry finding love elsewhere. However, there is a later story of Eleanor intending to have her lying in at the royal palace of Woodstock, only to find Rosamund in residence on her arrival and quickly relocating to Oxford to give birth.

Henry and Eleanor holding court

Henry was never a faithful husband and was known to have several illegitimate children, including William Longspée and Geoffrey, Archbishop of York. He numbered among his conquests Rohese, a daughter of the prominent de Clare family and Ida de Tosny, who later married Hugh Bigod, earl of Norfolk, and was mother of Longspée. If Henry and Rosamund did begin their relationship in the mid-1160s, they did a marvellous job of keeping the affair secret, as it was not made public until 1174.

Henry’s relationship with his queen soured considerably in the early 1170s with Eleanor taking the side of their sons and joining them in open rebellion in 1172-73. Henry managed to crush the rebellion and forgave his sons, but he was not so lenient with Eleanor. In 1174 he escorted her to England and installed her in Old Sarum, condemning her to what would be 15 years of imprisonment; she would only be released when her favourite son, Richard I, ascended the throne in 1189.

In the same year as Eleanor’s imprisonment, Henry’s relationship with Rosamund became common knowledge. She resided at the royal palace of Woodstock in Oxfordshire, which was extensively refurbished in the early 1170s. It was said that ‘King Henry had made for her a house of wonderful workmanship, a labyrinth of Daedelian design.’¹ There was said to be a labyrinth, a secret bower where Henry and Rosamund met and a well where Rosamund bathed. Rosamund’s Well can still be seen today in the grounds of Blenheim Palace, which now stands where Woodstock once stood.

Although it has come down through legend as a great love story, nothing is known of Rosamund’s feelings towards Henry, nor whether she any any say in her position as the king’s mistress. The chroniclers of the time, of course, painted her as the fallen woman, a seductress and adulteress. They created puns derived from her name; Rosamund, or rosa mundi meaning the rose of the world became rosa immunda – the unclean rose – and rosa immundi – the unchaste rose.

The ruins of Godstow Abbey

That poor Rosamund was blamed for Henry’s infidelity was a sign of the times; women were the daughters of Eve, temptation for honourable men who had no power to resist them. Rosamund’s early death was seen as a just punishment for her lascivious lifestyle. Rosamund ended her relationship with Henry in 1175/6 and withdrew to Godstow Abbey. It seems likely that she was already ill when she entered the priory and she died in 1176. Henry paid for a lavish tomb within the convent church, at which the nuns left floral tributes on a daily basis. In the years following Rosamund’s death, Henry endowed the convent with 2 churches at Wycombe and Bloxham, new buildings and substantial amounts of building materials. Rosamund’s father, Walter, granted the abbey mills and a meadow, for the souls of his wife and daughter.

Unfortunately, however, Rosamund was not allowed to rest in peace. In 1190 when  the saintly Bishop Hugh of Lincoln visited Godstow he was horrified that Rosamund’s tomb had a place of honour within the church and ordered her remains to be removed. The tomb was resited in the nun’s chapter house, with an accompanying inscription admonishing her lifestyle:

This tomb doth here enclose the world’s most beauteous Rose,

Rose passing sweet erewhile, now nought but odour vile.²

Eleanor prepares to poison Rosamund by Evelyn De Morgan

Rosamund’s early death – she was still only in her 30s – inspired legends of revenge; Eleanor has been variously accused of stabbing her in her bath and poisoning her. In one extravagant version, Rosamund was hidden in her secret bower within a maze but, with the help of a silken thread, a jealous Eleanor still found her and stabbed her while she bathed. In another the discarded queen forced Rosamund to drink from a poison cup. Of course, a closely guarded prisoner in Old Sarum or at Winchester as she was, it was impossible for Eleanor to do any such thing. But it makes for a good story!

Rosamund’s relationship with Henry probably lasted no more than 10 years and possibly as little as 3 years. She may have seen little of Henry in that time, as he was a constantly on the move and only spent a little over 3 of those 10 years in England in total. It is possible that Rosamund sometimes travelled with him, discreetly, although this seems unlikely given that no one knew of her until after Eleanor’s rebellion and imprisonment. There are some theories that suggest Henry had lost interest in Rosamund even before her death, and that was the reason for her retirement to Godstow. Although his lavish endowment of the Abbey may argue otherwise, Henry is said to have turned his attentions to his son Richard’s fiancée, Princess Alys, sister of Philip II of France.

Perhaps the truth of Rosamund’s story matters less than the legend and romance that has grown up around it. Maybe the story of unrequited love, secret trysts and hidden bowers are just as important to history than the sordid truth a woman seduced by a king with little say in the direction of her own life, denied husband, children and a future.

CLIFFORD FAMILY

I. CUMBERLAND LINE

Pons FITZWILLIAM

Father: William HIESMES (1° Count of Eu)

Mother: Lesseline De HARCOURT

Married: Basilia ?

Children:

1. Pons FITZPONS

2. Dru FITZPONS (b. BEF 1086 – d. 1095)

3. Walter FITZPONS


Pons FITZPONS

Born: ABT 1034

Died: BEF 1086

Father: Pons FITZWILLIAM

Mother: Basilia ?Married: ¿?

Children:

1. Richard FITZPONS (Lord of Cantref Bychan)2. Simon FITZPONS

3. Osbern FITZPONS


Richard FITZPONS (Lord of Cantref Bychan)

Born: 1088

Died: 1129

Father: Pons FITZPONS

Mother: ¿?

Married: Maud De PÎTRES of Gloucester

Children:

1. Simon FITZRICHARD (Sir)

2. Roger FITZSIMON

3. Walter FITZRICHARD FITZPONS De CLIFFORD (B. Clifford)

4. Bertha FITZRICHARD


Bertha FITZRICHARD

Acceded: Ullingswick, Herefordshire

Father: Richard FITZPONS (Lord of Cantref Bychan)

Mother: Maud De PÎTRES of Gloucester

Married: Elias GIFFARD

Children:

1. Walter GIFFARD

2. Gilbert GIFFARD

3. Elias GIFFARD

4. Richard GIFFARD

5. Bertha GIFFARD

6. William GIFFARD


Walter FITZRICHARD FITZPONS De CLIFFORD (B. Clifford)

Born: 1127

Died: 1187

Notes: The House of Clifford, Chapter 4.

Father: Richard FITZPONS (Lord of Cantref Bychan)

Mother: Maud De PÎTRES of Gloucester

Married: Margaret De TOENI AFT 1130

Children:

1. Walter CLIFFORD (B. Clifford)

2. Richard De CLIFFORD

3. William De CLIFFORD

4. Amice De CLIFFORD

5. Lucy De CLIFFORD

6. Rosamund (Joan) CLIFFORD


Amice De CLIFFORD

Died: ABT 1185

Father: Walter FITZRICHARD FITZPONS De CLIFFORD (B. Clifford)

Mother: Margaret De TOENI

Married: Osbern FITZHUGH (B. Burford) ABT 1158, Clifford Castle, Clifford, Herefordshire, England


Lucy De CLIFFORD

Born: ABT 1141, Clifford Castle, Clifford, Herefordshire, England

Died: ABT 1195

Father: Walter FITZRICHARD FITZPONS De CLIFFORD (B. Clifford)

Mother: Margaret De TOENI

Married 1: Hugh FITZHUGH De SAY (B. Burford) ABT 1158, Clifford Castle, Clifford, Herefordshire, England

Children:

1. Richard De SAY

2. Hugh De SAY

3. Lucy De SAY

Married 2: Batholomew De MORTIMER


Rosamund (Joan) CLIFFORD

Born: ABT 1137

Died: 1176

Buried: Godstow

Notes: See The House of Clifford for more details of Rosamund’s liason with Henry. Weir attributes the mother of these children to “Ikenai”, which is also discussed by Clifford. (Chapter 5).

Father: Walter FITZRICHARD FITZPONS De CLIFFORD (B. Clifford)

Mother: Margaret De TOENI

Associated with: HENRY II PLANTAGENET (King of England)

Children:

1. Geoffrey PLANTAGENET (Archbishop of York)

2. William  LONGESPEÉ (E. Salisbury)

3. Peter PLANTAGENET


Richard De CLIFFORD

Acceded: 1200, Frampton-on-Severn, Gloucestershire

Died: 1213

Notes: The House of Clifford p.21,pp.232-234.

Father: Walter FITZRICHARD FITZPONS De CLIFFORD (B. Clifford)

Mother: Margaret De TOENI

Married: Leticia De BERKELEY

Children:

1. Hugh CLIFFORD (Sir)

2. Richard CLIFFORD

3. Henry CLIFFORD


Hugh CLIFFORD (Sir)

Acceded: Frampton-on-Severn, Gloucestershire

Died: 1254

Father: Richard De CLIFFORD

Mother: Leticia De BERKELEY

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. John CLIFFORD (Sir)


John CLIFFORD (Sir)

Acceded: Frampton-on-Severn, Gloucestershire

Died: 1292

Father: Hugh CLIFFORD (Sir)

Mother: ¿?

Married: Margery HEREWARD

Children:

1. Richard CLIFFORD

2. Isabella CLIFFORD

3. Margery CLIFFORD


Isabella CLIFFORD

Born: ABT 1261, Frampton Severn, Gloucestershire, England

Acceded: 1319

Father: John CLIFFORD (Sir)

Mother: Margery HEREWARD

Married: Robert FITZPAYN (1º B. FitzPayn) ABT 1282, Gloucestershire, England

Children:

1. Robert FITZPAYN (2º B. FitzPayn) (b. BEF 1285)

2. Roberge FITZPAYN

3. Joan FITZPAYN (b. 1287 – d. AFT 10 Mar 1334/5)(m. Richard De Grey, 2° B. Grey of Codnor)


Richard CLIFFORD

Acceded: 1314, Frampton-on-Severn, Gloucestershire

Father: John CLIFFORD (Sir)

Mother: Margery HEREWARD

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. Richard CLIFFORD

2. Dau. CLIFFORD

3. Dau. CLIFFORD


Walter CLIFFORD (B. Clifford)

Born: 1173

Died: 23 Jan 1221

Notes: The House of Clifford, chapter 6. Became incabable or senile (p30).

Father: Walter FITZRICHARD FITZPONS De CLIFFORD (B. Clifford)

Mother: Margaret De TOENI

Married: Agnes De CONDET (Lady of Cavenby)

Children:

1. Walter CLIFFORD (B. Clifford)

2. Roger CLIFFORD (Sir)

3. Richard CLIFFORD

4. Simon CLIFFORD (Prior of Craswall)

5. Giles CLIFFORD (Sir)

6. Basilia CLIFFORD

7. Cecilia CLIFFORD


Walter CLIFFORD (B. Clifford)

Born: 1187

Acceded: 1221

Died: Dec 1263

Father: Walter CLIFFORD (B. Clifford)

Mother: Agnes De CONDET (Lady of Cavenby)

Married 1: Isabel ?

Married 2: Margaret Verch LLYWELYN (dau. of Llywelyn Ap Iowerth, Prince of Wales, and Joan Plantagenet) Oct 1232

Children:

1. Maud CLIFFORD


Maud CLIFFORD

Born: ABT 1240

Died: Dec 1282

Father: Walter CLIFFORD (B. Clifford)

Mother: Margaret Verch LLYWELYN

Married 1: William LONGESPEÉ 30 Apr 1244

Children:

1. Margaret LONGESPEÉ

Associated with: Geoffrey De LUSIGNAN

Married 2: John GIFFARD (1º B. Giffard) (son of Elias Giffard and Alice Maltravers)

Children:

2. Eleanor GIFFARD (d. 1324/5) (m. Fulke Le Strange, 1º B. Strange of Blackmere)

3. Maud GIFFARD

4. Catherine GIFFARD (m. Nicholas De Audley)


Richard CLIFFORD

Acceded: 1245

Father: Walter CLIFFORD (B. Clifford)

Mother: Agnes De CONDET (Lady of Cavenby)


Simon CLIFFORD (Prior of Craswall)

Acceded: BEF 1231, Craswall, Herefordshire

Father: Walter CLIFFORD (B. Clifford)

Mother: Agnes De CONDET (Lady of Cavenby)


Roger CLIFFORD (Sir)

Acceded: 1214

Died: Dec 1231

Buried: Abbey Dore

Notes: The House of Clifford, chapter 9.

Father: Walter CLIFFORD (B. Clifford)

Mother: Agnes De CONDET (Lady of Cavenby)

Married: Sybilla De EWYAS BEF 13 Feb 1217

Children:

1. Roger CLIFFORD (Sir)

2. Hugh CLIFFORD (Sir)


Roger CLIFFORD (Sir)

Born: 1221

Died: 1285

Notes: The House of Clifford, chapter 10. Succeeded his father as Lord of the Manors of Tenbury and Bruges (but still only a minor) In 1250 he accompanied Richard De Clare, Earl of Gloucester, on a pilgrimage to the shrine of St. James at Compostella in Spain. In 1255 he was made Lord of Mapledurham in Oxfordshire. But in 1262 he was forbidden to joust or appear in arms because of his part in urging the King to observe the Oxford Provisions. But at same time he was placed in command of royal castles of Ludgershall and Marlborough. He participated in the 1264-8 Baron’s war against Henry III but reverted back to the King and left the other Baron’s to take the consequences. Following the capture of Henry III and Prince Edward by Simon De Montfort in May 1264 Roger Clifford and his friend Roger De Leybourne engineered the Prince‘s escape from Hereford castle and they fought for the Prince at Evesham and librated the KingRoger was granted custody of all the forests south of the Trent and estates in Warwickshire and Leicestershire as well as the wardship and Married of one of the two Vipont sisters for his son. He was granted manor of Birmingham in 1266 and in 1270? he went on crusade with Prince Edward. On their return the now King Edward I appointed him sole justiciar of Wales to bring all of the Welsh under English law. Roger set about with severity and in 1282 David, brother of Prince Llywelyn, led a rising in which Roger Clifford was wounded and taken prisoner. He was liberated but died in or around 1285 from his wounds.

Father: Roger CLIFFORD (Sir)

Mother: Sybilla De EWYAS

Married 1: Hawise De NEUFMARCHÈ 1230

Married 2: Loretto (C. Loretto) St.Georges-du-Bois, Beaufort-en- Vallée

Children:

1. Roger CLIFFORD (Sir)


Roger CLIFFORD (Sir)

Born: 1248

Died: 6 Nov 1282, Menai Straits, Anglesey, Wales

Buried: Grey Friars’, Llanfaes

Notes: The House of Clifford, chapter 11.

Father: Roger CLIFFORD (Sir)

Mother: Loretto (C. Loretto)

Married: Isabel De VIPONT (Lady of Appleby) (b. ABT 1254) (dau. of Robert De Vipont and Isabel Fitzjohn) 1269

Children:

1. Robert CLIFFORD (1º B. Clifford)


Robert CLIFFORD (1º B. Clifford)Born: 1274

Died: 24 Jun 1314, Bannockburn

Notes: See The House of Clifford Ch.12. On page 55 it mentions a poem that describes Robert‘s grandmother as Isabel De Bigod, Dau. of Hugh le Bigod, Earl of Norfolk; yet on page 51 it describes his ancestors which does not include Isabel De Bigod. Inherited the his mother’s half of the Vipont estates in 1291 and following the Died of his aunt Idonea in 1308 he was able to reunite the two halves of the Vipont estates under the Clifford name. Robert was very active against the Scots from a very early age and in 1296/7 along with Henry Percy he was ordered to invade Scotland. Scots, who were camped at Irvine, quickly asked for terms rather than fight the combined cavalries of Percy and CliffordRobert was appointed Governor of Carlisle, captain and guardian of the Scottish marches and of the county of Cumberland. Lord Clifford took part in the battle of Falkirk that saw King Edward I‘s decisive victory over William Wallace and was rewarded with the governorship of Nottingham Castle. Robert was present at the death of Edward I in 1307 and along with the Earls of LincolnWarwick and Pembroke he was appointed counsellor to Edward II and in the same year the new King appointed him as the Justiciar of England South of the Trent. In 1310 Edward II granted him Skipton Castle and the Honour of Skipton in Craven. Robert Clifford had promised the dying Edward I that he would not let Piers Gaveston lead the new King astray so in May 1312, along with the Earl of Lancaster, he besieged Scarborough Castle where Gaveston had taken refuge. Gaveston soon surrendered and was executed without trial. Robert was appointed Governor of Norham Castle in 1314 as he mustered men for what was to become know as the battle of Bannockburn. King Edward‘s army was defeated on 24th Jun 1314 and among the English dead was Robert 1st Lord Clifford. By his wife, Maud De ClareRobert left three children, RogerRobert and Idoine.

Father: Roger CLIFFORD (Sir)

Mother: Isabel De VIPONT (Lady of Appleby)

Married: Maud De CLARE 13 Nov 1295

Children:

1. Idoine CLIFFORD

2. Roger CLIFFORD (2º B. Clifford)

3. Robert CLIFFORD (3º B. Clifford)


Roger CLIFFORD (2º B. Clifford)Born: 2 Feb 1300

Acceded: 1314

Died: 1326

Notes: The House of Clifford chapter 13. Only 14 when his father died at Bannockburn. He became the 2nd Lord Clifford and hereditary Sheriff of Westmorland but the castles and estates were granted to his uncle Bartholomew De Badlesmere for the duration of his minority. Along with the Earls of Hereford and Lancaster he opposed Hugh Despencer, King Edward II‘s new favourite, and took part in the siege of Tickhill Castle. They were forced to fall back to Pontefract and then they moved north but were intercepted by Edward‘s northern forces at Boroughbridge. Roger Clifford was wounded and surrendered to the King‘s commander Sir Andrew De Harclay. He was hanged at the beginning of 1327 and left no legitimate children but he did have a mistress, Julian of the Bower, with whom he had a number of natural children.

Father: Robert CLIFFORD (1º B. Clifford)

Mother: Maud De CLARE

Married: Alianore De BOHUN ANNULMENT

Associated with: Julian of the Bower


Idoine CLIFFORDBorn: ABT 1303

Died: 24 Aug 1365

Buried: Beverley Minster, Beverley, Yorkshire

Father: Robert CLIFFORD (1º B. Clifford)

Mother:  Maud De CLARE

Married: Henry PERCY (2º B. Percy)

Children:

1. Henry PERCY (3º B. Percy)

2. Maud PERCY (B. Neville of Raby)

3. Isabel PERCY

4. Eleanor PERCY

5. Thomas PERCY (Bishop of Norwich)

6. Roger PERCY

7. Margaret PERCY (B. Ferrers of Groby)

8. Robert PERCY

9. William PERCY


Robert CLIFFORD (3º B. Clifford)Born: 5 Nov 1305

Acceded: 1326

Died: 20 May 1344

Notes: The House of Clifford, chapter 14.

Father: Robert CLIFFORD (1º B. Clifford)

Mother: Maud De CLARE

Married: Isabel BERKELEY (B. Clifford) Jun 1328, Berkeley Castle, Gloucestershire

Children:

1. Robert CLIFFORD (4º B. Clifford)

2. Roger CLIFFORD (5º B. Clifford)

3. Thomas CLIFFORD (Lord of Thomond)

4. Isabella CLIFFORD

5. John CLIFFORD (Priest)

6. Margaret CLIFFORD

7. Lewis CLIFFORD


Isabella CLIFFORD

Born: AFT 1328

Died: AFT 1361

Father: Robert CLIFFORD (3º B. Clifford)

Mother: Isabel BERKELEY (B. Clifford)Married: John De EURE (Sir) 1361

Children:

1. Ralph EURE (Sir Knight)


Margaret CLIFFORDBorn: ABT 1339, Skelton, Yorkshire, England

Died: ABT 1366

Father: Robert CLIFFORD (3º B. Clifford)

Mother: Isabel BERKELEY (B. Clifford)Married: Peter De MAULEY (2° B. Mauley) ABT 1360

Children:1. Catherine MAULEY (d. 25 Nov 1402) (m. Sir Thomas Oughtred, Knight)


Thomas CLIFFORD (Lord of Thomond)Born: AFT 1333, Lavenham, Suffolk Co., England

Died: AFT 1368, Lavenham, Suffolk Co., England

Father: Robert CLIFFORD (3º B. Clifford)

Mother: Isabel BERKELEY (B. Clifford)

Married: ¿? ABT 1362


John CLIFFORD (Priest)Born: ABT 1335, Skelton, Yorkshire, England

Died: 1369

Father: Robert CLIFFORD (3º B. Clifford)

Mother: Isabel BERKELEY (B. Clifford)


Robert CLIFFORD (4º B. Clifford)

Born: ABT 1321/1329

Died: 1345

Father: Robert CLIFFORD (3º B. Clifford)

Mother: Isabel BERKELEY (B. Clifford)

Married: Euphemia NEVILLE (B. Lucy) Apr 1343, Raby, Durham, England


Roger CLIFFORD (5º B. Clifford)

Born: 10 Jul 1333

Died: 13 Jul 1389, Brough Castle, Westmoreland, England

Notes: summoned to Parliament as a Baron between 1357-88. He married lady Maud De Beauchamp daughter of the Earl of WarwickRoger was active against the Scots and was one of a commission to correct truce-breakers and decide border disputes in 1367. In 1372 he was commissioner of Array against the Scots and in 1374 he was called on to settle a dispute over possession of Jedburgh Forest between Henry, lord Percy and William, Earl of Douglas. He was made Sheriff of Cumberland and Governor of Carlisle in 1377 and between 1380 and 1385 he was warden of the East and West Marches five times. In 1388 he accompanied Richard Fitzalan, Earl of Arundel, Admiral of the fleet on a victorious naval expedition against France and Castile. He died on 13th Jul 1389 at home in one of his northern castles and was probably buried at Shap Abbey.

Father: Robert CLIFFORD (3º B. Clifford)

Mother: Isabel BERKELEY (B. Clifford)

Married: Maud BEAUCHAMP (d. 1402) (dau. of Thomas Beauchamp, E. Warwick and Catherine Mortimer) ABT 1356, Ravensworth, Yorkshire, England

Children:

1. Thomas CLIFFORD (6º B. Clifford)

2. Catherine CLIFFORD (B. Greystoke of Greystoke)

3. Lewis CLIFFORD (Sir Knight)

4. Phillip CLIFFORD

5. James CLIFFORD (Esq.)

6. William CLIFFORD (Sir Knight)

7. Phillippa CLIFFORD (B. Ferrers of Groby)

8. Margaret CLIFFORD9. Mary CLIFFORD

10. Maud CLIFFORD


Catherine CLIFFORD (B. Greystoke of Greystoke)

Born: 1369, Ravensworth, Yorkshire, England

Died: 1413, Greystoke, Northumberland, England

Father: Roger CLIFFORD (5º B. Clifford)

Mother: Maud BEAUCHAMP

Married: Ralph GREYSTOKE (5º B. Greystoke of Greystoke) 1377, Brough Castle, Westmoreland, England

Children:

1. Maud GREYSTOKE (B. Welles)2. John GREYSTOKE (6º B. Greystoke of Greystoke)

3. Ralph GREYSTOKE

4. William GREYSTOKE

5. Thomas GREYSTOKE

6. Henry GREYSTOKE

7. Catherine GREYSTOKE

8. Eleanor GREYSTOKE

9. Anne GREYSTOKE

10. Joan GREYSTOKE

11. Elizabeth GREYSTOKE


Margaret CLIFFORDBorn: ABT 1367, Brough Castle, Westmoreland, England

Died: 1455, Aston, England

Father: Roger CLIFFORD (5º B. Clifford)

Mother: Maud BEAUCHAMPMarried: Thomas MELTON (Sir)

Children:1. John MELTON


Phillip CLIFFORD

Born: ABT 1360, Groby, Lancashire, England / 1371

Died: 1441

Father: Roger CLIFFORD (5º B. Clifford)

Mother: Maud BEAUCHAMP


William CLIFFORD (Sir Knight)

Born: 1375, Brough Castle, Westmoreland, England

Died: 1417, Berwick-On-Tweed, Northumberland, England

Father: Roger CLIFFORD (5º B. Clifford)

Mother: Maud BEAUCHAMP

Married: Anne BARDOLF (B. Cobham) (dau. of Thomas Bardolf, 5º B. Bardolf, and Avice Cromwell) (w. of Reginald Cobham, B. Cobham)


Phillippa CLIFFORD (B. Ferrers of Groby)

Born: ABT 1372, Brough Castle, Westmoreland, England

Died: BEF 1416 / 1441, Baddesley Ensor, Staffordshire, England

Father: Roger CLIFFORD (5º B. Clifford)

Mother: Maud BEAUCHAMP

Married: William FERRERS (5° B. Ferrers of Groby) AFT 10 Oct 1388

Children:

1. Henry FERRERS (6° B. Ferrers of Groby)

2. Thomas FERRERS (Sir)

3. John FERRERS

4. Elizabeth FERRERS

5. Margaret FERRERS (B. Grey of Wilton)


James CLIFFORD (Esq.)Born: ABT 1366, Clifford Castle

Father: Roger CLIFFORD (5º B. Clifford)

Mother: Maud BEAUCHAMPMarried: Margaret HEDLEY

Children:

1. Catherine CLIFFORD


Catherine CLIFFORDBorn: ABT 1396

Father: James CLIFFORD (Esq.)

Mother: Margaret HEDLEYMarried: Giles BRUGGE ABT 1421, Framton, G., England

Children:

1. Cecily BRYDGES

2. Thomas BRUGGE (Esq.)

3. Giles BRYDGES


Thomas CLIFFORD (6º B. Clifford)

Born: ABT 1363, Brough Castle, Westmoreland, England

Died: 18 Aug/ 4 Oct 1391, Spruce, Germany

Father: Roger CLIFFORD (5º B. Clifford)

Mother: Maud BEAUCHAMP

Married: Elizabeth ROS (B. Clifford) ABT 1387,Brough Castle, Westmorland, England

Children:

1. John CLIFFORD (7º B. Clifford)

2. Maud CLIFFORD (C. Cambridge)


Maud CLIFFORD (C. Cambridge)

Born: ABT 1389, Brough Castle, Westmoreland, England

Died: 16 Oct 1436 / 26 Aug 1446

Buried: Monastery Roche, Conisburgh, Yorkshire, England

Father: Thomas CLIFFORD (6° B.Clifford)

Mother: Elizabeth ROS (B. Clifford)

Married 1: John NEVILLE (1° B. Latimer of Corby) BEF 24 Jul 1406

Married 2: Richard PLANTAGENET of Conisburgh (1º E. Cambridge) AFT 1411, Conisburgh, Yorkshire, England

Married 3: John WENTWORTH of North Elmsall ABT 1429, Elmsall, England


John CLIFFORD (7º B. Clifford)

Born: 1388, Appleby, Westmoreland, England

Died: 13 Mar 1421/2, Siege of Meaux, Seine-et-Marne, France

Buried: Bolton Abbey / Friars Minors, Ipswich, Suffolk, England

Notes: Knight of the Garter. Only three years old when his father died in 1391. He married Elizabeth Percy – Harry Hotspur‘s daughter, in 1404. John was summoned as a Baron to Parliament from 1411 and in 1413 he attended the coronation of Henry V and went with him to France. He took part in the siege of Harfleur and the Battle of Agincourt 1415 and he received the surrender of Cherbourg. John liked to joust and was wounded in the great tournament of Carlisle but he recovered and in 1421 he was elected knight of the garter. He returned to France only to be killed at the siege of Meaux in 1422. His body was brought home and buried at buried Bolton Abbey. He left two sons Thomas and Henry and a daughter Mary.

Father: Thomas CLIFFORD (6° B.Clifford)

Mother: Elizabeth ROS (B. Clifford)

Married 1: ¿?

Married 2: Elizabeth PERCY (B. Clifford/C. Westmoreland) ABT 1412

Children:

1. Thomas CLIFFORD (8º B. Clifford)

2. Mary CLIFFORD

3. Henry CLIFFORD


Mary CLIFFORD

Born: ABT 1416, Appleby, Westmoreland, England

Died: 4 Oct 1478

Father: John CLIFFORD (7º B. Clifford)

Mother: Elizabeth PERCY (B. Clifford/C. Westmoreland)

Married: Phillip WENTWORTH (Sir Knight) 1447, Skelton, Yorkshire, EnglandChildren:

1. Henry WENTWORTH (Sheriff of Yorkshire)

2. Margaret WENTWORTH

3. Elizabeth WENTWORTH


Henry CLIFFORDBorn: ABT 1416, Westmoreland, England

Died: AFT 1460

Father: John CLIFFORD (7º B. Clifford)

Mother: Elizabeth PERCY (B. Clifford/C. Westmoreland)


Thomas CLIFFORD (8º B. Clifford)

Born: 26 Mar 1414

Died: 22 May 1455, St. Albans, England

Buried: Chapel of the Virgin, St. Albans

Notes: When his father died at Meaux in France Thomas was only seven years old. He was commissioned in 1434/5 along with his uncle the Earl of Northumberland to array the northern counties against the Scots. In 1449 he was conservator of the truce between England and Scotland and in 1450-1he was one of three Ambassadors from Henry VI to James III of Scotland. In 1437 he laid siege to Pontoise near Paris. He dressed his soldiers in white and under the cover of a snowstorm they scaled the ramparts and captured the fortress. The King called on him again in 1452 and 1454 to muster men and ships from the north to relief Calais. The Hundred Years War with France drew to a close and Thomas returned home but by May 1455 the struggle for control of the English throne had erupted into violence and Thomas Clifford was killed at the first battle of St. Albans. Thomas 8th Lord Clifford had married Joan Dacre in 1424 and they had six children.

Father: John CLIFFORD (7º B. Clifford)

Mother: Elizabeth PERCY (B. Clifford/C. Westmoreland)

Married: Joan DACRE (B. Clifford) ABT 1424, Skelton, Yorkshire, England

Children:

1. John CLIFFORD (9º B. Clifford)

2. Roger CLIFFORD of Brakenborough (Sir)

3. Thomas CLIFFORD (Sir)

4. Robert CLIFFORD

5. Maud (Matilda) CLIFFORD

6. Joan CLIFFORD

7. Elizabeth CLIFFORD

8. Margaret CLIFFORD

9. Anne (Alice) CLIFFORD


Roger CLIFFORD of Brakenborough (Sir)

Born: ABT 1448, Skelton, Yorkshire, England

Died: 1508, Aspiden, Hertfordshire, EnglandBuried: Aspiden, Hertfordshire, England

Notes: Lincolnshire Pedigrees, Harleian Society, Vol 50 page 252.

Father: Thomas CLIFFORD (8º B. Clifford)

Mother: Joan DACRE (B. Clifford)

Married: Elizabeth (Anne) De BERKELEY ABT 1473, Hertfordshire, England


Thomas CLIFFORD (Sir)Born: ABT 1441, Brackenbury

Died: ABT 1520

Notes: One of Henry VIII‘s councillors.

Father: Thomas CLIFFORD (8º B. Clifford)

Mother: Joan DACRE (B. Clifford)

Married: Ellen IWARDBY


Robert CLIFFORDBorn: ABT 1437, Castle, Conisborough, Yorkshire, England

Died: 2 May 1485, Tower Hill, London, Middlesex, England

Buried: Austin Friars, London, Middlesex, England

Notes: It´s probably that was Robert, beheaded in 1485, married to his cousin Jane Courtenay, daughter of Thomas, Earl of Devon, and Margaret Beaufort, not his brother Sir Roger Clifford of Brakenborough, but´s not sure who are the parents of Charles Clifford.

Father: Thomas CLIFFORD (8º B. Clifford)

Mother: Joan DACRE (B. Clifford)

Married: Jane COURTENAY 1462, Skelton, Yorkshire, England

Children:

1. Charles CLIFFORD (Capt. of La Batiste)

2. Barbara CLIFFORD

3. Mary CLIFFORD


Charles CLIFFORD (Capt. of La Batiste)Born: ABT 1463, Skelton, Yorkshire, England

Died: BEF 1556Father: Robert CLIFFORD

Mother: Jane COURTENAY

¿Married: Anne KNYVETT?


Maud (Matilda) CLIFFORD

Born: ABT 1442, Conisborough, Yorkshire, England

Died: AFT 1491

Father: Thomas CLIFFORD (8º B. Clifford)

Mother: Joan DACRE (B. Clifford)

Married: John HARRINGTON of Hornby (Sir) BEF 1470Children:

1. Anne HARRINGTON

2. Elizabeth HARRINGTON

Married 2: Edmund SUTTON (Sir) ABT 1470, Cumberland, England

Children:

3. Thomas SUTTON of Yeanwith (Esq.)

4. Robert SUTTON

5. Walter SUTTON

6. Richard SUTTON (Rev.)

7. Jane SUTTON

8. John SUTTON

9. Oliver SUTTON

10. George SUTTON (Rev. LL.D)

11. Alice SUTTON

12. Margaret SUTTON

13. Dorothy SUTTON


Joan CLIFFORD

Born: ABT 1452

Father: Thomas CLIFFORD (8º B. Clifford)

Mother: Joan DACRE (B. Clifford)Married: Richard MUSGRAVE (Sir Knight) (b. 1431 – d. 10 Aug 1492) (son of Thomas Musgrave and Alice Plantagenet)

Children:

1. Margaret MUSGRAVE (m. Sir John Heron of Chipchase)

2. Thomas MUSGRAVE

3. Edward MUSGRAVE (Sir) (m.1 Alice Radcliffe –  m.2 Joan Ward)


Elizabeth CLIFFORDBorn: ABT 1441, Clifford Castle, Clifford, Herefordshire, England

Died: 1461

Notes: had been married to Robert Plumpton in 1447, as a child of six years. In 1450 he died; three years later she married by dispensation his brother, William. These details, contained in evidence dated 1503, were well known by reason of the bitterly contested lawsuits that continued from 1480 to 1530 between the Plumpton heirs.

Father: Thomas CLIFFORD (8º B. Clifford)

Mother: Joan DACRE (B. Clifford)

Married 1: Robert PLUMPTON 1447, Plumpton, Yorkshire, England

Married 2: William PLUMPTON 1453, Plumpton, Yorkshire, EnglandChildren:

1. Elizabeth PLUMPTON (m. John Soothill, Esq.)2. Margaret PLUMPTON (m. Sir John Rockliffe, Knight)

Married 3: Richard HAMMERTON (Sir) (son of Laurence Hammerton and Isabel Tempest) (w. of Elizabeth Assheton) 10 Aug 1466, Clifford Castle, Clifford, Herefordshire, England


Margaret CLIFFORDBorn: ABT 1446, Conisborough, Yorkshire, England

Died: 11 Jan 1566/67

Father: Thomas CLIFFORD (8º B. Clifford)

Mother: Joan DACRE (B. Clifford)Married: Robert CARR 1467, Skelton, Yorkshire, England


Anne (Alice) CLIFFORDBorn: ABT 1449, Skelton, Yorkshire, England

Father: Thomas CLIFFORD (8º B. Clifford)

Mother: Joan DACRE (B. Clifford)

Married 1: Richard TEMPEST  1470, Skelton, Yorkshire, England

Married 2: Richard CONYERS ABT 1475, Skelton, Yorkshire, England


John CLIFFORD (9º B. Clifford)

Born: 1435

Baptised: 8 Apr 1435, Conisborough Castle

Died: 28 Mar 1461, Battle of Towton, Ferrybridge, Yorkshire, England

Father: Thomas CLIFFORD (8º B. Clifford)

Mother: Joan DACRE (B. Clifford)

Married: Margaret VISCY (d. 12 Apr 1493) ABT 1453

Children:

1. Henry CLIFFORD (10º B. Clifford)

2. Elizabeth CLIFFORD

3. Richard CLIFFORD

4. Thomas CLIFFORD

5. Mary CLIFFORD


Elizabeth CLIFFORD

Born: ABT 1461, Tufton, Cumberland, England

Father: John CLIFFORD (9º B. Clifford)

Mother: Margaret VISCY

Married: Robert ASKE (son of Sir John Aske and Elizabeth Bigod) ABT 1481, Skipton, Yorkshire, England

Children:

1. Christopher ASKE

2. John ASKE (m. Ellen Ryther)

3. Dorothy ASKE (m. Sir Roger Bellingham)

4. Elizabeth ASKE (m. William Monkton)

5. Mary ASKE (m. Son Middleton)

6. Robert ASKE

7. Margaret ASKE

8. Eleanor ASKE

9. Anne ASKE (m. Richard Green)

10. Agnes ASKE (m. William Ellerker)


Richard CLIFFORD

Died: 1503, the Netherlands

Notes: Died abroad.

Father: John CLIFFORD (9º B. Clifford)

Mother: Margaret VISCY


Thomas CLIFFORD

Born: ABT 1460, Conisborough Castle, Conisborough, Yorkshire, England

Father: John CLIFFORD (9º B. Clifford)

Mother: Margaret VISCY

Married: Ellen SWARBY ABT 1483, Conisborough, Yorkshire, England


Mary CLIFFORD

Born: ABT 1466, Conisborough Castle, Conisborough, Yorkshire, England

Father: John CLIFFORD (9º B. Clifford)

Mother: Margaret VISCY

Married: Thomas WINGFIELD ABT 1460


Henry CLIFFORD (10º B. Clifford)

Born: 1454

Died: 23 Apr 1523/4

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: John CLIFFORD (9º B. Clifford)

Mother: Margaret VISCY

Married 1: Anne St. JOHN (B. Clifford) ABT 1486, Skipton, York, England

Children:

1. Henry CLIFFORD (1º E. Cumberland)

2. Edward CLIFFORD (b. ABT 1495)

3. Thomas CLIFFORD (Sir Knight)

4. Anne CLIFFORD

5. Eleanor CLIFFORD

6. Elizabeth CLIFFORD

7. Margaret CLIFFORD

8. Mabel CLIFFORD (C. Southampton)

9. Joan CLIFFORD

10. Mary CLIFFORD (b. ABT 1503)

Married 2: Florence PUDSEY (B. Clifford) (b. ABT 1484 – d. 23 Apr 1553) (dau. of Henry Pudsey and Margaret Conyers) (w.1 of Sir Thomas Talbot – m.3 Richard Grey)

Children:

11. Dorothy CLIFFORD

12. Son CLIFFORD

13. Son CLIFFORD


Anne CLIFFORD

Born: ABT 1487, Skipton, Yorkshire, England

Father: Henry CLIFFORD (10º B. Clifford)

Mother: Anne St. JOHN (B. Clifford)

Married 1: Robert METCALFFE ABT 1512, Skipton, Yorkshire, England

Married 2: Robert CLIFTON (b. ABT 1485 – d. 3 Sep 1517) (son of Gervase Clifton and Anne Griffith) Clifton, Nottinghamshire, England

Children:

1. Gervase “The Gentle” CLIFTON (Sir) (b. 26 Mar 1516/7 – d. 20 Jan 1587) (m.1 Maria Neville – m.2 Winifred Thwaites)

2. Robert CLIFTON

3. Dorothy CLIFTON

4. Barbara CLIFTON

5. Son CLIFTON

Married 3: Ralph (Robert) MELFORD


Eleanor CLIFFORD

Born: ABT 1489, Carlisle Castle, Cumberland, England

Christened: Skipton Castle, Yorkshire, EnglandBuried: 16 Nov 1540, York, Yorkshire, England

Father: Henry CLIFFORD (10º B. Clifford)

Mother: Anne St. JOHN (B. Clifford)Married 1: Ninian MARKENFIELD (Sir Knight) (d. 1527) (son of Sir Thomas Markenfield and Eleanor Conyers) (w. of Dorothy Gascoigne) ABT 1510, Skipton, Yorkshire, England

Married 2: John CONSTABLE of Halsham AFT 1529


Elizabeth CLIFFORDBorn: 1492, Cumberland, England

Father: Henry CLIFFORD (10º B. Clifford)

Mother: Anne St. JOHN (B. Clifford)

Married: Ralph BOWES (b. 1494 – d. 1516) (son of Ralph Bowes and Margaret Conyers)  ABT 1513, Durham, England

Chiuldren:

1. George BOWES (m. Muriel Eure)

2. Margery BOWES (m. Sir Ralph Eure)


Margaret CLIFFORDBorn: 1500, Brougham Castle, Brougham, Westmoreland, England

Died: 1550

Father: Henry CLIFFORD (10º B. Clifford)

Mother: Anne St. JOHN (B. Clifford)

Married: Cuthbert RADCLIFFE of Dilston 6 Jan 1514/5, Chapel of Barton, Craven

Children:1. George RADCLIFFE of Derwentwater

2. Anthony RADCLIFFE

3. Jane RADCLIFFE (B. Ogle)


Mabel CLIFFORD (C. Southampton)

Born: ABT 1492, Skipton, Yorkshire, England

Died: Aug 1550/1, Farnham, Surrey, England

Buried: 1 Sep 1550/1, Farnham, Surrey, England

Notes: See her Biography.

Father: Henry CLIFFORD (10º B. Clifford)

Mother: Anne St. JOHN (B. Clifford)

Married: William FITZWILLIAM (1º E. Southampton) Nov 1513, Skipton, Yorkshire, England


Joan CLIFFORD

Born: ABT 1501, Skipton, Yorkshire, England

Father: Henry CLIFFORD (10º B. Clifford)

Mother: Anne St. JOHN (B. Clifford)

Married 1: Ralph BOWES ABT 1522, Skipton, Yorkshire, England

Married 2: William THONGE AFT 1522, Skipton, Yorkshire, England


Thomas CLIFFORD (Sir Knight)

Born: ABT 1502, Skipton, Yorkshire, England

Died: 26 Mar 1543, Berwick-On-Tweed, Northumberland, England

Father: Henry CLIFFORD (10º B. Clifford)

Mother: Anne St. JOHN (B. Clifford)

Married: Lucy BROWNE ABT 1522, Skipton, Yorkshire, England

Children:

1. Elizabeth (Maud) CLIFFORD


Elizabeth (Maud) CLIFFORD

Born: ABT 1526, Skipton, Yorkshire, England

Father: Thomas CLIFFORD (Sir Knight)

Mother: Lucy BROWNE

Married: John FITZWILLIAM of Kingsley ABT 1548, Kingsley, Hampshire, England

Children:

1. William FITZWILLIAM

2. Henry FITZWILLIAM

3. Anthony FITZWILLIAM

4. John FITZWILLIAM


Dorothy CLIFFORD

Born: ABT 1510

Died: 13 Sep 1562

Father: Henry CLIFFORD (10º B. Clifford)

Mother: Florence PUDSEY (B. Clifford)

Married: Hugh LOWTHER (Sir Knight) (b. 1505 – d. 1546) (son of Sir John Lowther and Lucy Curwen)

Children:

1. Richard LOWTHER (Sir)

2. Anne LOWTHER

3. Margaret LOWTHER

4. Frances LOWTHER

5. Barbara LOWTHER

6. Gerard LOWTHER (b. 1534 – d. 1596, Ireland)


Henry CLIFFORD (1º E. Cumberland)

Born: 1493, Skipton, Yorkshire, England

Died: 22 Apr 1542, Skipton, Yorkshire, England

Buried: 2 May 1542, Vault, Skipton, Yorkshire, England

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: Henry CLIFFORD (10º B. Clifford)

Mother: Anne St. JOHN (B. Clifford)

Married 1: Margaret TALBOT BEF 1516

Married 2: Margaret PERCY (C. Cumberland) ABT 1516, Skipton, Yorkshire, England

Children:

1. Henry CLIFFORD (2º E. Cumberland)

2. Catherine CLIFFORD (B. Scrope of Bolton)

3. Elizabeth CLIFFORD

4. Ingeram CLIFFORD (Sir Knight)

5. Maud CLIFFORD (B. Conyers of Hornby)

6. Jane CLIFFORD

7. Thomas CLIFFORD (b. ABT 1526)

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