'Radclyffe05'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Radclyffe of Overthorpe, Radclyffe of Todmorton
[Most of the contents of this page were originally included within Radclyffe02 but were transferred here when that page was split up on 22.09.06.]

William de Radclyffe of Todmorden
m1. Ellen de Langfield (niece/heiress of Henry de Langfield of Langfield)
1. son (d young)
2. Elizabeth de Radclyffe
  m. Richard de Hammerton of Hellifield Peel
m2. ??
3. William de Radclyffe of Todmorden
  m. Agnes Greenacres (dau of Sir Richard Greenacres of Mearley Magna)
  A. William Radclyffe of Todmorden and Great Mearley (d 1462)
  m. Christina de Pudsey (of Bolton-by-Boeland)
i. Richard Radclyffe of Todmorden (d 13.06.1502)
  m. Christina Pilkington (dau of Robert Pilkington)
  a. Charles Radclyffe of Todmorden (b 1467, d 15.08.1536)
  m. Margaret Ashton (dau of Edward Ashton of Chadderton)
  (1) Edward Radclyffe of Todmorden (b c1490, d 04.04.1557)
  m1. Cecily Radcliffe (dau of Edward Radcliffe of Winmarleigh)
  (A) Joan Radclyffe
  m. Ralph Assheton of Leaver
  m2. Maud Nowell (dau of Roger Nowell of Read Hall)
(B) Charles Radclyffe of Todmorden (b 1512, bur 30.08.1590)
  m. Margaret Savile (dau of Thomas Savile of Ecclesley of Exley)
  (i) Sir Henry Radclyffe of Todmorden (b c1533)
  m1. Elizabeth Ashton (dau of Edmund Ashton of Chadderton)
  m2. Alice Cudworth (dau of John or Ralph Cudworth of Werneth Hall)
BLG1952 indicates that Sir Henry's children were by his 1st marriage but 'History of the Parish of Rochdale' indicates that they were by his 2nd.
  (a) Joshua Radclyffe of Todmorden (dvp)
  m1. Anne Greenhalgh
  ((1)) Savile or Saville Radclyffe of Todmorden (b c1583, bur 29.09.1652/1664)
  m1. (03.03.1599) Dorothy Ashton (dau of William Ashton of Cleg Hall)
((A)) Charles Radclyffe (d infant)
  ((B)) Joshua Radclyffe (dvp Marston Moor 02.07.1644)
  m. Margaret Dukinfield (dau of Robert Dukinfield of Dukinfield)
  ((i)) Thomas Radclyffe of Todmorden (dsp 1655)
  ((ii)) Joshua Radclyffe of Todmorden (b c1643, d 1676)
m. (1663) Katherine Bradshaw (dau of Richard Bradshaw of Pennington)
  ((a)) Elizabeth Radclyffe of Todmorden (bpt 07.01.1665/8, d c08.1730)
  m. Roger Mainwaring of Kermincham
  ((iii)) Margaret or Frances Radclyffe
  m. Richard West of Burghwallis
  ((C)) Margaret Radclyffe
m. John West
  m2. (09.08.1609) Isabella Hopwood (d 1643, dau of Edmund Hopwood of Hopwood Hall)
  ((D)) Susannah Radclyffe
  m. Michael Butterworth of Little Haworth
  ((E)) Alice Radclyffe
  m. James Schofield of Schofield
  ((F)) Anne Radclyffe
  m. Robert Winckley of Winckley
  ((G))+ other issue - Charles, Dorothy, Judith, Elizabeth
  m3. Katherine Hyde (bur 17.04.1650, dau of Robert Hyde of Hyde & Norbury)
  ((K))+ other issue - Savile of Mearley (d unm 1713), John (dsp 1664), Thomas, Henry
  ((2)) Daniel Radclyffe had issue
  m. Elizabeth Fleetwood (dau of Thomas Fleetwood of Newton)
((3))+ other issue - Thomas, Henry (d unm)
  m2. (sp) Ellen Starkie (dau of Edmund Starkie of Padiham of Huntroyd)
  (b) Esther Radclyffe
  m. Richard Nuttal of Nuttall
  (c)+ other issue - Jonas (b 1569, d unm 22.08.1626), Caleb, Elizabeth, Jeptha
  (ii) Nicholas Radclyffe of Overthorpe
  m. (1592) Margaret Marsh (dau of Robert Marsh of Dawnton)
  (a) Sir George Radclyffe of Overthorpe (b 1593, d 05.1657)
  m. (21.02.1621-2) Anne Trappes (d 13.05.1659, dau of Sir Francis Trappes-Byrnand of Harrogate and Nidd)
  ((1)) Thomas Radclyffe (b 1623, d unm 1679)
  (iii) Robert Radclyffe (bur 01.11.1605, vicar of Saddleworth)
  Robert is identified in 'History of the Parish of Rochdale' as the first head master of Rochdale Grammar School. BLG1952 identifies his wife as Katherine, dau of Richard Ashton of Middleton, but (as kindly brought to our attention by a contributor, Pat, 07.03.06) 'History of the Parish ...' identifies her as ...
  m. Katherine Assheton (dau of Arthur Assheton of Clegg Hall)
  (a) Joseph Radclyffe
  ((1)) Samuel Radclyffe (b 1619, d 1649)
  (b) Deborah Radclyffe
  m. Abraham Belfield of Cleggsword
  (c)+ other issue - Samuel, Jonathan, Henry, Judith, Priscilla
  (iv) Alexander Radclyffe (dsp 1618)
  m. Grace Saville (widow of William Vernon)
(C) Isabel Radclyffe
  m. Henry Starkie of Aughton
  (D)+ other issue - Richard, Edward, Alexander, Edmund, Margaret, Jane
  (2) Elizabeth Radclyffe probably of this generation
  m. Robert Heywood of Heywood (a 1552, dsp)
  b. John Radclyffe of Dulton
  m. _ Towneley
  c.+ other issue - Thomas, Edward
  B. Geoffrey Radclyffe of Newton Horsforth
m. Johanna, heiress of Newton Horsforth
4. Richard de Radclyffe of Downham-in-Pendle
  m. Margaret de Dyneley (dau of Richard de Dyneley of Downham-in-Pendle)
5. Robert de Radclyffe
  m. Joan Radcyffe (dau of Sir John Radcyffe of Ordsall)
The section on the Parish of Burnsal in 'The History and Antiquities of the Deanery of Craven', by Rev. Thomas Dunham Whitaker (1st edition 1805; 3rd edition edited by A.W. Morant in 1878), provides the following connection, identifying a "base son of William Radcliffe, Esq., of Todmorden and Merley" as the following Watkin/Wilkin who, we presume, was of this generation. The following is partly supported by BLG1952 (Farewell of Hillfield House).
6. Watkin or Wilkin Radcliffe of Threshfield
  m. Jane Mansell (dau of William Mansell)
  A. Miles Radcliffe (a 1434)
  m. Isabella de Rillestone (dau/heir of John (alias Fauvel) de Rillestone)
  i. William Radcliffe of Rillestone, Yorkshire (b 1450)
  m. Jane Tempest (dau of Sir John Tempest of Bracewell)
  a. Anne Radclyffe (b c1478, a 1545)
  m. John Norton of Norton Conyers (b c1480, a 1520)
  ii. Elizabeth Radclyffe
  m. John Proctor
  iii.+ other issue - John, Ralph (priest), Roger of Linton, Edward, daughters

Main source(s): BLG1952 (Radclyffe of Foxdenton and Hyde) with support & input from 'History of the Parish of Rochdale' by Henry Fishwick (1889) and further input as reported above
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