'Clifton02'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Clifton of Barrington Court, Clifton of Clifton (Nottinghamshire), Clifton of Hodsock, Clifton of Leighton Bromswold

                               
Sir Alvere (or Almere) de Clifton of Clifton & Wilffords (Warden of Nottingham Castle)
1. Sir Robert de Clifton of Clifton
  A. Sir Gervase de Clifton of Clifton (a 1186)
  Between the 2 Sir Roberts, Hunter gives 4 generations of Gervases (a 1186, a 1237, d 1323, dvp, all with wives) whereas Visitation gives only 3 (wives named only for the last 2). Visitation suggests that the last Gervase's wife (and mother of Robert) was Mary, dau of Sir James Audley. Hunter shows an unnamed dau of Robert de Alvidley as wife of the 2nd Gervas(e). We might have thought that this indicated confusion between 1st & 2nd marriages but, if the date of 1186 is to be believed for the 1st Gervase and even if it is accepted that the 2nd last Gervase (who outlived his successor) lived to a great age, the dates suggest that there may indeed have been 4 rather than 3 generations. That BLG1952 starts with the 2nd last Gervase supports the view that there is uncertainty here!
  m. Ismania
  i. Gervase de Clifton (a 1237)
  m. (Mary ?) de Alvidley (dau of Robert (or Sir James?) de Alvidley (Audley))
  a. Sir Gervase de Clifton of Clifton, Sheriff of Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire (d 1324) the first mentioned by BLG1952
  m. Amflicia Sampson (dau of Sir William Sampson of Epperston)
  (1) Sir Gervase de Clifton of Glapton (dvp 1316)
As mentioned above, Visitation suggests that Gervase's wife (and mother of Robert) was Mary, dau of Sir James Audley. Hunter, supported by BLG1952, identifies her as ...
  m. Alicia de Rabacy (b 1229, dau/heir of Sir Robert de Rabacy of Glapton)
  (A) Sir Robert de Clifton of Clifton (b c1308, d 1327)
  m. Emma de Moton (dau of Sir William de Moton)
  (i) Sir Gervase de Clifton of Clifton, Sheriff of Nottinghamshire (a 1347)
m1. Margaret Pierrepont (dau of Sir Robert de Pierrepont of Holm Pierrepont)
  (a) Sir Robert de Clifton (dvp)
  m1. Isabella
  m2. Agnes Grey (dau of ?? Grey, Lord of Wilton)
((1)) Sir John de Clifton of Clifton, Sheriff of Nottinghamshire (d Shrewsbury 1403)
  m1. Isabell Monbocker (dsp, dau of George Monbocker)
  m2. Catherine de Cressy (dau/coheir of Sir John (sb Roger?) de Cressy of Hodsock (son/heir of Hugh), m2. Ralph Makaril)
  ((A)) Sir Gervase Clifton of Clifton & Hodsock (d 08.12.1453)
  m. Isabella (probably not Mabel) Francis (d 13.06(01?).1457, dau of Sir Robert Francis of Foremark)
  ((i)) Sir Robert Clifton of Clifton & Hodsock (d 09.04.1478) - continued below
  m. Alice Booth (d 09.09.1470, dau of John Booth of Barton)
  ((ii)) Margaret Clifton probably of this generation
  m. Sir Thomas Blount of Milton Ross (d 1468)
  ((iii)) Isabella Clifton probably of this generation
  m. (1459) John Jernegan of Somerley Town (d 26.10.1503)
  ((2)) Gervase de Clifton (d 1470)
  m. Isabel Finch
  m2. (by 1359) Isabel
  ii. Cealia de Clifton mentioned by Hunter
  m. Roger Crescy

 

 

Sir Robert Clifton of Clifton & Hodsock (d 09.04.1478) - continued above
m. Alice Booth (d 09.09.1470, dau of John Booth of Barton, sister of 2 Archbishops)
1. Sir Gervase Clifton of Clifton & Hodsock, Sheriff of Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire (d 12.05.1491)
  m1. Alice Neville (dau of Thomas Neville of Rolleston)
A. Sir Gervase Clifton of Clifton & Hodsock (d 05.06.1508, 2nd son)
  m1. Agnes Griffith (dau of Sir Walter Griffith of Flamborough)
  i. Robert Clifton of Clifton & Hodsock (d 1518)
  m1. Alice Digby (dsp, dau of Sir Simon Digby (Lt. of the Tower of London))
  m2. Anne Clifford (dau of Henry de Clifford, 10th Lord)
  a. Sir Gervase Clifton of Clifton & Hodsock (d 20.01.1587/8)
  m1. Mary Nevile (d 10.04.1564, dau of Sir John Nevile of Chevet)
  (1) Elizabeth Clifton
  m. Peter Frecheville (Freschevill) of Staveley
  (2)+ other issue (dvpsp) - Robert, Anthony, Gervase, Frances (d unm)
  m2. Winifred Thwaites (dau/heir of William Thwaites of Oulton or Oldston, widow of George Pierpoint)
  (5) George Clifton (b c01.1567/8, dvp 01.08.1588)
BLG1952 reports that George's father d 1587 and that George dvp 20.01.1588. That "dvp" looked odd. Visitation (Nottinghamshire, 1662, Clifton of Clifton) reports that George's father d 20.01.1587 and that George d 05.08.1587. We follow TCB (vol 1, Clifton).
  m. Winifred Thorold (dau of Sir Anthony Thorold of Marston)
b. Robert Clifton (dsp)
  c. Dorothy Clifton
  m. Christopher Pickering of Crosby & Crandon
  d. Barbara Clifton
  m. William Jackson of Wentworth
  e. daughter possibly fits here
  m. William Hatfield (d before 18.03.1584)
  ii. Gervase Clifton
a. Richard Clifton of Lincoln
  m. Jane Tayler (dau of Sir Lawrence Tayler of Dodington)
  (1) Gervase Clifton
  b. Ursula Clifton
  m. Bernard Babington
iii.+ other issue - Hugo, Anneys
  m2. Joanna de Bussy (dau of John de Bussy of Houghton, widow of Richard Byron)
  B. William Clifton of Barrington Court 'of Brimpton' (d c1563, 4th son)
m. Elizabeth Blount (dau of Thomas Blount of Sodington)
  i. Sir John Clifton of Barrington Court (d c1593)
  m. Anne Stanley (d c1591, dau of Thomas Stanley, 2nd Lord Monteagle)
  a. Sir Gervase Clifton, 1st Lord of Leighton Bromswold (b c1569, d 14.10.1618)
  m. (25.06.1591) Catherine Darcy (dau of Sir Henry Darcy)
  (1) Catherine Clifton, 'Baroness Clifton' of Leighton Bromswold (d 17.09.1637)
  m1. (1607) Esme Stuart, 3rd Duke of Lennox and Richmond, Earl of March (d 13.07.1624)
  m2. (1632) James Hamilton, 2nd Earl of Abercorn (b c1603, d c1670)
b. Ursula Clifton
  m. Sir Adrian Scrope of Cockerington (d 10.12.1623)
  c. Elizabeth Clifton probably of this generation
  m. Amias Bampfylde of Poltimore
  d.+ other issue - Sir William, John, Amias
  ii. William Clifton
  iii. Hester Clifton
m. Myles Sandis of Lattimers
  iv. Jane Clifton
  m1. ?? Copleston
  m2. Sir William Fleetwood of Cranford
  v. daughter
  m. Thomas Strowde
  C. Adelina Clifton
  m. Sir Edward Stanhop (d 1512)
  D.+ other issue - Robert (b c1462, a 1492, Archdeacon of York), Hugh, Protohasius (Parlhasius), Thomas Gamaliell (doctor), Silvanus (Silvester), Esethius (Elizeus)
  m2. (c09.1483) Agnes Constable (d 23.01.1505/6, dau of Sir Robert Constable of Flamborough by Agnes Wentworth)
2. Robert Clifton (d 1467, archdeacon of East Riding of Yorkshire)
3. Ezechias / Hezekiah Clifton possibly of this generation (one later?)
  The following connection comes from Visitation (Foster, Yorkshire, 1584/5+1612, Alured of Charterhouse) & FMG (vol 3, MS 430, Alured-Clifton).
  m. ?? Twyer (dau/coheir of John Twyer of Twyer Garth by Margaret,dau of Walter Grimston of Grimston)
  A. Joan Clifton
  m. Ralph Constable of St. Sepulchre's
  B. daughter

Main source(s): Visitation (Nottinghamshire, 1569+1614, Clifton), BLG1952 (Clifton of Clifton), FMG (Continuation ('Hunter's Pedigrees', 1936), 'Cliton of Notts.', p41+) with some support from BP1934 (Clifton of Leighton Bromswold)
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