'Cleaver1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Cleaver of (Over or Upper) Boddington, Cleaver of Bygrave

Robert Clever or Claver (or Cleaver) of Over or Upper Boddington & Chacombe Priory, Northamptonshire (d 07.05.1608)
1. Richard Cleaver of Over or Upper Boddington (bpt 07.07.1576, d 10.08.1612)
  A. Robert Cleaver of Upper Boddington (bpt 24.05.1607, d 07.06.1694)
  i. Mark Cleaver of Bodington (d 18.11.1700)
  m. Ann Arnold (bpt 14.10.1638, d 05.07.1675, dau of John Arnold of Bodington)
  a. Robert Cleaver of Over Bodington (bpt 19.01.1667, d 25.05.1744)
  m. Elizabeth (b c1686, bur 27.11.1732)
  (1) Thomas Cleaver of Over Bodington (bpt 16.07.1710, dsp 05.10.1748)
  (2) Robert Cleaver of Bodington (bpt 16.09.1716)
  (A)+ issue (a 1747) - John (a 1749), Robert (a 1776), Mary
  (3) Jane Cleaver (bpt 21.12.1714)
  m. by (1747) _ Kingston
  (4)+ other issue - John of Bodington (bpt 18.10.1718, d 02.08.1756), William of Bodingtoin (a 05.1749), Anna (bpt 29.09.1711, a 1747), Elizabeth (bpt 10.04.1713, d unm 29.07.1741)
b. John Cleaver of Bodington (bpt 13.02.1669, bur 01.04.1711)
  m. (c01.1701) Mary Buckerfield (bpt 06.12.1683, bur 17.03.1760, dau of Edward Buckerfield, sister/heir of Henry of Bodington)
  (1) William Cleaver of Twyford, Buckinghamshire (bpt 07.05.1710, bur 09.07.1783, cleric, Master of Buckingham School)
  m. (before 07.1738) Martha Lettice of Lushden
  (A) William Cleaver, Bishop of Chester then Bangor then St. Adaph (b 20.01.1741-2, d 15.05.1815, 3rd son)
m. (23.05.1782) Anne Assheton (b 1754-5, d 20.08.1835, dau of Ralph Assheton of Cuerdale)
(i)+ issue (d unm?) - Robert (d infant), William (b 11.12.1785, a 1846, rector of Llwnvawr), John (b 16.03.1788, a 1846, vicar of Great Coxwell, Canon of St. Asaph), Richard (b 09.09.1789, d 15.05.1798), Martha (b 15.05.1791, a 1846), Anne (b 23.07.1792, d 10.04.1793), Catherine (b 19.06.1794, a 1846), Mary Bethia (b 25.06.1795, a 1846)
  (B) Euseby Cleaver, Archbishop of Dublin, Primate of Ireland (b 1744-5, d 10.12.1819, 5th son)
  m. (02.05.1788) Catherine Wynne (d 01.05.1816, dau of Owen Wynne of Sligo)
  (i) William Cleaver (b 21.03.1789, a 1846, rector of Delgany in co. Wicklow) had issue
  m. (22.02.1819) Mary Mackworth (b 06.10.1797, dau of Sir Digby Mackworth of Gnoll, Bart)
  (ii) Henry Owen Cleaver (b 12.08.1796, dsp 04.06.1837)
  m. (24.05.1826) Caroline le Spaen
  (iii) Marianne Cleaver (b 20.12.1790, d 13.05.1819)
  m. (15.04.1816) John Cromie of Cromie
  (iv) Caroline Cleaver (b 14.12.1793, d 16.03.1862)
  m. (28.11.1815) James William King of Angley (d 05.1782, Rear Admiral, son of Robert, 2nd Earl of Kingston)
  (C)+ other issue - William (b 02.03.1740/1, d 26.07.1741), John (b 1731-2, d 24.04.1776, vicar of Frodsham), Henry (b 25.04.1743, d 21.06.1743), Anne (b 17.01.1739/40, d 28.12.1747), Mary (b 19.08.1744, d 05.09.1744)
  (2) John Cleaver of Carburton, Nottinghamshire (bpt 03.04.1711, bur 26.10.1779)
  m. (c07.1738) Jane Edwards (b c1719, d 21.09.1803)
  (A) Edward Cleaver of Leeds, later of Nunnington Hall, Yorkshire (b 1739-40, d 06.06.1812)
  m. Anne Banks (d 14.03.1804, dau/coheir of William Banks of Leeds)
  (i) John Cleaver, later Banks of Coldred (Kent) (b 1645-6, d 02.05.1845, 2nd son)
  m. Elizabeth Rohde (dau of Casten Rohde of London)
  (a) Elizabeth Cleaver (b 1796)
  m. Vincent Clementi (curate of Thatcham)
  (b)+ other issue - Anne (b 1794, d unm), Hester (b 1798, a 1846), Mary (b 1800, a 1846)
  (ii) Euseby Cleaver of Scalby, Yorkshire (a 1846, youngest son) had issue
m. (15.01.1810) Jane Chapman (b 28.10.1773, d 28.04.1819, dau of John Chapman of Whitby, widow of Ingram Chapman of Whitby)
  (iii) Anne Cleaver (b 27.09.1770, a 1846)
  m. (04.03.1791) Thomas Chapman of Elsenore (Denmark) & Blackheath Park (Kent) (b 12.02.1766, d 26.03.1844)
  (vi)+ other issue - William (d 02.03.1800), Edward of Slingsby (b 1776-7, d 14.07.1844), Arabella (b 10.04.1768, d unm), Eliza of Brighton (a 1846)
(B) John Cleaver (b 1743-4, d 05.08.1823, rector of Slingsby, Curate of Malton)
  m. (17.04.1765) Eliza Fenton (b c1751, d 01.02.1818, sister (not dau) of James Fenton of Glass House (near Leeds))
  (i) James Jarvis Cleaver, later Peach (b 03.01.1776, a 1845, Canon of Southwell, Rector of Pierrepont, Vicar of Appleton-le-Street, Rector of Hawerby) had issue
  m. Ellin Sybilla Peach (dau/coheir of Samuel Peach Cruger, later Peach of Tockington (by Clarissa Partridge) son of Henry (Cruger) of Bristol by Ellin, dau/coheir of Samuel Peach of Tockington)
  (ii) John Cleaver (b 09.12.1776, d unm 27.08.1834, vicar of Edwinstowe & South Leverton)
  (iii) Jane Cleaver (b 11.11.1777, d 17.10.1846)
  m. (27.10.1794) Robert Bell, later Bell-Livesey of Kildale (d 14.11.1831)
  (iv) Mary Cleaver (b 30.12.1778, d 29.07.1820)
  m. (13.03.1806) John Newbery of Mayfair (a 1846, Colonel)
  (C) Arabella Cleaver (d 06.07.1820)
  m. Benjamin Hutton of Newington (b 1744-5, d 28.08.1823)
  (D) Jane Cleaver (b 25.03.1750, d d 12.02.1823)
  m. (31.12.1782) William Mason of Welham (b 30.01.1747, d 21.09.1803)
  (E)+ other issue (d unm) - Mary (b 14.07.1739, d 03.05.1818), Anne (b 01.1742, d 20.10.1818), Catherine of East Retford (b 17.12.1754, d 19.06.1820)
  c.+ other issue - Elizabeth (bpt 04.09.1664), Ursula (bpt 17.12.1665), Martha (bpt 09.06.1672), Maria (bpt 07.03.1674, bur 24.06.1684)
  ii. Lucy Cleaver (bpt 28.10.1634, a 1694)
  m. _ Brothers (d by 1694)
  iii. Susannah Cleaver (bpt 10.01.1643, a 1694)
  m. William Welch of Wormleighton (a 1694)
  iv. Ann Cleaver (bpt 08.04.1646, a 1694)
  m. Isack Smith of London (a 1694)
  v.+ other issue - Robert of Bodington (a 1694, had issue), John (bpt 29.01.1638), Mary (bpt 29.08.1641)
  B.+ other issue - Richard (bpt 11.02.1609), Elizabeth (bpt 27.01.1612)
2. Johanna Cleaver (bpt 15.02.1584)
  m. (14.02.1602) William Glen
3.+ other issue - William (bpt 24.11.1578), Simon (bpt 29.12.1580), John (bpt 25.01.1582), Margaret (bpt 22.10.1572), Johanna (bpt 28.08.1575, d 25.04.1579), Ann (bpt 10.02.1586)



We are not aware of any connection between the following family and the one above. They share the page for our convenience.
Francis Cleaver of London
m. Elizabeth Salisbury (dau of Piers Salisbury of Wales & London)
1. Sir Charles Cleaver of Bygrave, Hertfordshire (a 1660)
  m1. Briana Salter (dau of Sir William Salter of Ivor & Rickins)
  A.+ issue - Charles (d young), Francis (d young), Anne (d young), Elizabeth, Briana
  m2. Frances Goff of Saham (relict of Edward Chester of Royston)
  F. Francis Cleaver
2. Stephen Cleaver (3rd son)
  m. Elizabeth Cawthorne of Huntingdonshire
3. Elizabeth Cleaver
  m. John Davies (of the Middle Temple)
4.+ other issue - Francis (dsp), William, Peirs (sic)

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : MGH (vol 2, 1876, 'Pedigree of the families of Cleaver and Peach', p304+)
(2) For lower section : Le Neve's 'Pedigrees of the Knights' (George Marshall 1873, p66)
Back to top of page