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Families covered: Radclyffe (Ratcliffe) of Attleborough, Radclyffe of Farmesden, Radclyffe of Oswaldtwistle, Radclyffe of Radclyffe Tower ('of The Tower'), Ratcliffe of Sussex

                               
William de Radclyffe of Radclyffe Tower, 'the Great William' (b c1280, d 1333)
m. (1303) Margaret (Margery) de Peasfurlong (dau of Adam de Peasfurlong)
1. Richard de Radclyffe, Sheriff of Lancashire (b c1305, d 1375)
  m. Isabel de Peasington (dau of Robert de Peasington)
  A. William de Radclyffe of The Tower (d before 1390)
  m. Susannah Legh (dau of Robert Legh of Adlington)
  i. James Radclyffe of The Tower (d 1410)
  m. Joan or Margaret Tempest (dau of Sir John Tempest of Bracewell)
a. Richard Radclyffe of The Tower, Sheriff of Lancashire (b 1379, d 1442)
  m. Cecilia Ashton (dau of Sir John de Ashton)
  (1) James Radclyffe
  m1. Agnes Euby
  (A) John Radclyffe of Oswaldtwistle (d Bosworth 1485)
  m. Isabel Tyldesley (dau of Hugh Tyldesley of Tyldesley)
  (i) Richard Radclyffe of Oswaldtwistle and Moston (b 1454, dsp 08.06.1502)
  m1. Elizabeth Byron (dau of Sir Nicholas Byron of Clayton)
  m2. Alice Assheton (d 1531, dau of Sir Richard Assheton of Middleton)
  (ii) John Radclyffe (b 1449, d 04.04.1513)
  m. Anne Tyldesley (dau of Thomas Tyldesley)
  (a)+ issue - John, Ellen, Agnes
  (iii) Roger Radclyffe (d before 1513)
  (a)+ issue - John (b 1500, d 28.08.1518), Ellen, Isabel, Agnes, Elizabeth
(iv) Margery Radclyffe
  m. _ Longworth
  (v) Lucy Radclyffe
  m. (05.01.1479) John Leycester of Nether Tabley (d 1496)
  (vi)+ other issue - Henry (dsp before 1500), Hugh (rector)
  (B) James Radclyffe of Langley, Lancashire (d 1486)
  m. Joan
  (i) Owen Radclyffe of Langley
  (ii) Robert Langley Radclyffe
  Robert is shown as 'of Agecroft Hall' and is said to have m. Eleanor, dau of William Radclyffe of Ordsall, but this appears to be in error.
  (iii) Maud Radclyffe
  m. John de Langley of Agecroft
  (iv) Margaret Radclyffe
(C) Ellen Radclyffe
  m. John Eland of Newent
  (D) Elizabeth Radclyffe
  m. Sir John Hampden of Hampden
  m2. Cecily (widow of Sir John de Leycester of Nether Talbey)
  (E) Richard Radclyffe of Culcheth
  (2) Sir Richard Radclyffe
  m. (1425) Margaret Chadderton (dau of Richard de Chadderton)
  (3) Helen Radclyffe
  m1. Sir William Harrington of Hornby Castle
  m2. Sir Richard Molyneux of Sefton (a 1446)
  (4)+ other issue - Henry (Abbot of Rushen), William
  b. Sir John 'the Good' Radclyffe of Attleborough (b 1380, d 1440)
  m1. (1411) Cecilia Mortimer (dau of Sir Thomas Mortimer of Attleburgh)
TCP (FitzWalter) reports that Sir John's son Sir John was by Katherine Burnell, his 2nd wife. Provisionally, we follow BLG1952 in showing the following Sir John as of this marriage.
  (1) Sir John Ratcliffe of Attleborough (d Ferrybridge 28.03.1461)
  BLG1952 does not follow this line. The following comes from BE1883 ('Ratcliffe of FitzWalter and Sussex)', TCP (FitzWalter) & TCP (Sussex).
  m. (before 27.10.1444) Elizabeth, Baroness FitzWalter (b 28.07.1430, d before 23.08.1485, dau of Walter FitzWalter, 7th Lord)
  (A) John Ratcliffe, 9th Lord FitzWalter (b 01.01.1451/2, d c24.11.1496)
  BE1883 does not show who John married. TCP (Sussex) notes that TCP (FitzWalter) reports that John 'm1. "(it is said)" Anne, sister of Richard Whetehill of Calais, m2. Margaret' BUT appears to support the view that there was just one marriage, being to ....
m. (c06.07.1475) Margaret Whethill (daughter of Richard Whetehill of Calais, widow of Thomas Walden of Calais & Erith)
  (i) Robert Ratcliffe, Lord FitzWalter, 1st Earl of Sussex (b c1483, d 27.11.1542)
  m1. (after 23.07.1505) Elizabeth Stafford (dau of Henry Stafford, 2nd Duke of Buckingham)
  (a) Henry Ratcliffe, 2nd Earl of Sussex (b c1507, d 17.02.1556/7)
  m1. (before 21.05.1524) Elizabeth Howard (d 18.09.1534, dau of Thomas Howard, 2nd Duke of Norfolk)
  ((1)) Thomas Ratcliffe, 3rd Earl of Sussex (b c1525, d 09.06.1583)
  m1. (before 01.11.1545) Elizabeth Wriothesley (bur 16.01.1554/5, dau of Thomas Wriothesley, 1st Earl of Southampton)
((A))+ 2 sons (d young) - Henry, Robert
  m2. (before 29.04.1555) Frances Sydney (b c1530, d 09.03.1558/9, dau of Sir William Sydney of Penshurst)
  ((2)) Henry Ratcliffe, 4th Earl of Sussex (b c1532, d 14.12.1593)
  m. (1548/9) Honor Pound (d before 09.11.1593, dau of Anthony Pound of Drayton by Anne, dau of Lewis Wingfield)
  ((A)) Robert Ratcliffe, 5th Earl of Sussex (b 12.06.1573, d 22.09.1629)
  m1. (by 1592) Bridget Morrison (bpt 11.03.1575, bur 11.12.1623, dau of Sir Charles Morrison of Cashiobury)
  ((i)) Henry Ratcliffe, 'Viscount FitzWalter' (b 01.08.1596, dvpsp bur 15.09.1620)
  m. (mcrt 02.1613/4) Jane Stanhope (d before 1655, dau of Sir Michael Stanhope of Sudbourne)
  ((ii)) Elizabeth Ratcliffe (b 31.05.1594, d 06.12.1618)
  m. (08.02.1607/8) John Ramsay, Earl of Holdernesse
  ((iii))+ other issue - Thomas (b 15.07.1597, bur 14.08.1619), Honor (b 27.08.1598, bur unm 14.05.1613)
m2. (12.1623) Frances Meautys (d 18.11.1627, dau of Hercules Meautys of West Ham)
  partner unknown
  ((v)) Jane Ratcliffe
  ((3)) Francis Ratcliffe
  m2. (before 21.11.1538, div 11.1555) Anne Calthorp (dau of Sir Philip Calthorp)
  ((4)) Egremont Ratcliffe
((5)) Frances Ratcliffe
  m. Sir Thomas Mildmay of Moulsham (d 07.1608)
  The barony of FitzWalter passed through this marriage.
  (b) George Ratcliffe (dsp before 11.1542)
  m. (c1528) Katherine Marney (b c1515, dau of John Marney, 2nd Lord)
  (c) Sir Humphrey Ratcliffe of Elstow (Elnestow), Bedfordshire (d 1566)
  m. Isabel Harvey (dau of Edmund Harvey of Elstow)
((1)) Edward Ratcliffe, 6th Earl of Sussex (b before 10.11.1559, dsp 07.1643)
  m1. (before 16.08.1583) Elizabeth Petre (dau of Sir William Petre of Ingatestone, by Gertrude, dau of Sir John Tyrell of Warley)
  m2. (30.05.1594) Jane Hynde (bur 01.12.1633, dau of Sir Francis Hynde of Madingley by Jane, dau of Sir Ralph Verney of Pendley)
  m3. (22.05.1634) Eleanor Wortley (d 20.01.1666/7, dau of Sir Richard Wortley of Wortley)
  ((2)) Frances Ratcliffe
  m. Henry Cheeke of Pirgo
  ((3)) Martha Ratcliffe probably of this generation
  m. William Gostwick of Shefford
  m2. (c07.1532) Margaret Stanley (dau of Thomas Stanley, 2nd Earl of Derby)
  (d) Anne Ratcliffe
  m. (1547) Thomas Wharton, 2nd Lord (b 1520, d 14.06.1572)
(e) Jane Ratcliffe (b c1532, d 22.07.1552)
  m. Sir Anthony Browne, 1st Viscount Montagu (b c1528, d 19.10.1592)
  m3. (14.01.1536/7) Mary Arundell (d 20.10.1557, dau of Sir John Arundell of Lanherne)
  (f) Sir John Ratcliffe (dsp)
  (ii) (Anne) Ratcliffe
  m. Sir Walter Hobart of Halles Hall
(2) Roger Radclyffe (d 1467)
  m. Philippa
  (A)+ issue - John, Elizabeth
  (3) Thomas Radclyffe of Plassets (dsp)
  m. Anne FitzWalter (dau of 1st Baron FitzWalter)
  (4) Fynette Radclyffe
  m. Lord Howard of Fremlingham
  m2. Katherine Burnell (dau of Sir Edward Burnell of Billingford,etc)
  (5) James Radclyffe, Sheriff of Worcestershire (dsp)
  m. Katherine Neville (dau of 1st Baron Latymer)
  (6) Robert Radclyffe (d 1493)
  m1. Joan Cromwell (dsp, dau of 2nd Baron Cromwell)
  m2. Margaret (widow of Thomas Dymock)
(7) Alycia or Celia Radclyffe
  m. Sir Alexander Cressenor of Alphamstone, Sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk
  c. Sir Henry Radclyffe of Farmesden
  m1. ??
  (1) Sir Geoffrey Radclyffe of Farmesden
  m1. Margaret de Morley (dsp)
Margaret is identified in BLG1952 as Sir Geoffrey's step-sister. Her parentage is given in Visitation (Norfolk, 1563+1589+1613, Spilman or Spelman) where she is shown as mother of Thomas.
  m2. Margaret Radclyffe (dau of John Radclyffe of Chadderton)
  (A) Sir Thomas Radclyffe of Farmesden (d 1487)
  (i) Thomas Radclyffe of Farmesden (dvp)
  m. Joan Waldegrave (dau of Sir Thomas Waldegrave)
  (a) Geoffrey Radclyffe of Farmesden (d 01.1505)
  m. Anne Wyndham (dau of Sir John Wyndham of Crowthorpe and Felbrigg)
  ((1)) Elizabeth Radclyffe (b 1490, d 03.11.1530)
  m. Christopher Spilman of Stow
  ((2)) Eleanor Radclyffe (d 27.07.1518)
  m. Thomas Lovell of Enfield (d before 1518)
((3)) Joan Radclyffe
  m. John Sturges of Cranwick
  (b)+ other issue - Henry (dsp), Thomas (dsp 1527)
  (B) Margaret Radclyffe
  m. Robert Curzon of Brightwick
  (C) Philipa Radclyffe
  m. _ Parry of Linton Parva
  (2) Agnes Radclyffe
  m. Sir Robert Clifton of Buckenham Castle, Sheriff of Norfolk (a 1412)
  m2. Elizabeth (widow of Thomas Morley of Farmesden)
  d. Elizabeth Radclyffe
  m. John de Radclyffe of Chadderton
e. Margaret Radclyffe
  m. Nicholas de Rushton of Dunkenhalgh
  f.+ other issue - Peter, William (d 1430, rector), Roger (b c1405, d 1471, Dean of St. Paul's)
  ii. Thomas Radclyffe, Abbot of Rushwn
  iii. Robert Radclyffe
  m. (c1396) Katherine de Molyneaux (dau of Sir Thomas de Molyneaux of Werdale)
  iv. Isabel Radclyffe
  m. William de Barton of Fryton and Middleton
  B. Christopher de Radclyffe of Sabdenhey (dsp)
C. Thomas de Radclyffe of Winmarleigh (a 1385)
  m. Elena de Tyldesley (dau of Hugh de Tyldesley)
  D. Elena de Radclyffe
  m1. Nicholas Boteler of Rawcliffe
  m2. Sir John Dalton of Dalton
  m3. Sir Robert Urswick
  E. Elizabeth Radclyffe possibly of this generation
  m. William Hulton
  F.+ other issue - Roger (a 1398), Nicholas (Archdeacon of St. Alban's)
2. Adam de Radclyffe
  m. dau of Thomas de Arderne
3. William de Radclyffe of Todmorden
  m1. Ellen de Langfield
  m2. ??
4. Alice de Radclyffe
  m. Henry de Worsley of Booths
5. Agnes de Radclyffe
  m. Henry de Shackerley of Tyldesley
6. Elizabeth de Radclyffe
  m. Richard de Ince of Ince
7. Margaret de Radclyffe
  m. John de Banastre of Bank
8. Joan de Radclyffe
  m. Ralph de Langton of Walton
9. Maud de Radclyffe
  m. John de Harrington of Cartmel

Main source(s): BLG1952 (Radclyffe of Foxdenton and Hyde) with input/support as reported above
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