'Norcliffe1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Norcliffe of Langton

BLG1886 reported that "This family springs from Northcliffe, in the township of South Owram and parish of Halifax, where it can be traced back by charter evidence to the 13th century."
Nicholas Norcliffe
1. John Norcliffe of Barsland (a 1541)
  A. Stephen Norcliffe the first mentioned by Visitation
  i. Thomas Norcliffe of Great Gomersall & Carlinghow (bur 08.08.1616)
  m. Elizabeth Ealand (dau/ of Robert Ealand or Eland of Carlinghow)
  a. Sir Thomas Norcliffe of Langton, Yorkshire (d 1628, 2nd son)
  m. Catharine Bamburgh (d 27.08.1634, dau/coheir of Sir William Bamburgh, Bart of Howsham, m2. Sir John Hotham, Bart)
  (1) Sir Thomas Norcliffe of Langton (d 06.01.1669)
  m. Dorothy Fairfax (d 1686, dau of Thomas Fairfax, Viscount of Emely, widow of John Ingram)
(A) Sir Thomas Norcliffe of Langton (b 02.1640, d 1682)
  m. Frances Vavasor (b c1654, d 1731, dau/heir of Sir William Vavasour of Copmanthorpe, m2. Moses Goodyear of Aleppo)
  (i) Fairfax Norcliffe of Langton, Sheriff of Yorkshire (d 1720)
  m. (1693) Mary Hesketh (d 1739, dau/coheir of Thomas Hesketh of Heslington)
  (a) Thomas Norcliffe of Langton (b 1694, d unm 1768)
  (b) Fairfax Norcliffe (b 1704, d 1739)
  m. Faith Brooke (d 06.1733, dau of Callisthenes Brooke of Gateforth)
((1)) Fairfax Norcliffe (b 05.06.1733, dvp 16.07.1733)
  (c) Frances Norcliffe (b c1601, d 1770)
  m. Sir John Wray, Bart of Sleningford (d 26.01.1752)
  Langton passed through this marriage first into the Innes family and then into the Dalton family, in both cases the inheritor assuming the name Norcliffe.
  (d)+ other issue - William (d unm 1708-9), Richard (d 1757)
(ii)+ other issue - Richard (d 1697, RN), Thomas, Alathea
  (B) Alathea Norcliffe
  m. Sir Watkinson Payler, Bart of Thoraldby
  (C) Dorothea Norcliffe
  m. William Grimston of Grimston Garth (b 16.08.1640, d 05.08.1711)
  (D) Elizabeth Norcliffe
  m. Sir John Bright of Badsworth
  (E) Jane Norcliffe
  (F) Catharine Norcliffe (d 1679)
  m1. Christopher Lister of Thornton
  m2. Sir John Wentworth (b c1645, d 04.06.1671)
  m3. (10.04.1673) Henage Finch, 2nd Earl of Winchelsea (d 1689)
  (G) Athonina Norcliffe
  m. John Hatfield of Laughton
  (H) Frances Norcliffe
  m. Nicholas Richards of Westminster
  (2) William Norcliffe (4th son)
  m. Mary Armytage (dau of William Armytage of Doncaster)
  (3) Ann Norcliffe
  m. Zachary Steward of Lofthouse
(4) Elizabeth Norcliffe
  m1. _ Pulleyn
  m2. _ Stockdale
  (5) Mary Norcliffe
  m. John Scriven
  (6)+ other issue - Stephen, Benjamin (b c1644, d 1724), John, Martha, Catherine
  c. Stephen Norcliffe 'of Langton'
  m. _ Udal (m2. Richard Scot of Barnshall)
  (1) Elizabeth Norcliffe (bpt 21.10.1612, bur 08.04.1678)
  m. (26.12.1632) Sir James Pennyman of Maske, Bart
  (2) Catharine Norcliffe
  m. (07.10.1641) Sir John Goderick of Ribstan, Bart
  d. Marmaduke Norcliife of Oswaldchurche (5th son)
  m. Mary Dolman (dau/heir of William Dolman)
  (1) Thomas Norcliife
  m. _ Anderson (coheir)
  (A) Marmaduke Norcliife
  (2) Elizabeth Norcliife
  m. Nicholas Conyers of Bolby
  (3) Anne Norcliife
  m. _ Wood
  e. Barbara Norcliffe
  m. William Conyers Savile of Welborne
  f. Dorothy Norcliffe
  m. William Hurst of Acklam Grange
  g.+ other issue - Francis (b c1576, a 1612, dsp), John, William

Main source(s): Commoners (vol II, Norcliffe of Langton), BLG1886 (Norcliffe of Langton) with support/input from Visitation (Dugdale, Yorskhire, 1666, Norcliff of Langton)
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