'Clere1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Clere of Blickling, Clere of Ormesby, Clere of Stokesby

Presumably descended from Nicholas de Clere who, according to BEB1841, acquired the estate of Ormesby in the thirteenth century by his marriage with Annable, dau/heir of Sir William de Ormesby, was ...
Robert Clere of Ormesby St. Margaret, Norfolk (d 05.1360) name found on a web site
m. Alice Filby (dau of Sir John Filby of Filby)
1. William Clere of Ormsby or Ormesby the first mentioned by Visitation
  m. Dyonise Wynchingham (dau of Sir William Wynchingham)
  A. John Clere of Ormesby (b 1366, d 1415)
  m. Elizabeth Branch (dau of Sir Philip Branch)
Visitation has 2 sections on the Clere family. One shows the above and then follows the Stokesby branch, the other starts with the Sir Robert who married Alice Bullen (Boleyn) who was also the first mentioned by BEB1841. It is therefore thought likely that there is some uncertainty on the interconnecting generation(s). Various web sites provide the following Robert as being son of John & Elizabeth and father of Sir Robert but we suspect that there was another intermediary generation.
  i. Robert Clere of Ormesby (b 1400, d 02.08.1446)
  m. Elizabeth Uvedale
a. ?? Clere
  Possibly the William who married Elizabeth Paston, dau of Sir John Paston of Paston & Oxnead.
  (1) Sir Robert Clere of Ormesby (d 10.08.1529)
  m1. Anne Hopton (dau of Sir William Hopton)
  (A) William Clere (dsp)
m2. Alice Boleyn (dau of Sir William Boleyn or Bullen of Blickling, aunt of Queen Anne)
  (B) Sir John Clere of Ormesby (a 1557, Vice Admiral)
  m. Anne Tirell (bur 14.05.1576, dau of Sir Thomas Tirrell or Tyrrell of Gipping)
  (i) Edward Clere of Ormesby & Blickling, Sheriff of Norfolk (a 1567, 3rd son)
  m. Frances Fulmerstone (dau/heir of Sir Richard Fulmerstone of Thetford)
(a) Sir Edward Clere of Ormesby & Blickling, Sheriff of Norfolk (d 08.06.1606)
  m1. Margaret Yaxley (dau of William Yaxley of Yaxley)
  ((1)) Sir Henry Clere, Bart of Ormesby (d 21.08.1622)
  m. Muriel Mundeford (dau of Sir Edmund Mureford of Feltwell)
((A)) Abigail Clere
  m. John Cromwell of London (son of Sir Oliver of Hinchinbrooke)
  m2. Agnes Crane (dau of Robert Crane of Chilton, widow of Sir Christopher Heydon of Baconsthorp)
  ((2)) Robert Clere (dsp)
  (b) Sir Francis Clere (dsp)
  m. Elizabeth Wroth of London
  (c) Agnes Clere or Cleere
  m. (William) Gilbert 'of Mickleover'
  ((1)) Cleere Gilbert (heiress) apparently of this generation
  m. (08.05.1609) Robert Newton of Mickleover (d 04.08.1619)
  (d)+ other issue - Gilbert (d unm), Temperance
(ii) Elizabeth Clere
  m1. Walter Heronden or Herenden
  m2. Francis Trevor of Tacolneston
  (iii) Margaret Clere
  m. William Haddon
  (iv)+ other issue - Robert (d Musselburgh (Pinkie) 10.09.1547), Thomas
  (C) Elizabeth Clere
  m1. John Bedingfeld (dvpsp before 1492)
  m2. Sir Robert Peyton of Iselham (d 1518)
  (D) Dorothy Clere
  m. Robert Cotton (d 18.07.1519)
  (E) Audrey Clere
  m. William Jenney (b 24.05.1470, dvp 28.02.1519)
(F)+ other issue - Richard, Thomas (bur 1545), Anne (nun)
  b. Margaret Clere (d 16.01.1499/1500) probably of this generation
  m. Ralph Shelton of Shelton (d 16.07.1497)
  B. Robert Clere of Stokesby
  m. Isabell Read (dau of John Read)
  i. Edmund Clere of Stokesby
  m. Elizabeth Charles (dau/heir of Thomas Charles)
  a. Robert Clere 'of Stokesby'
  m. Elizabeth Brampton (dau of Thomas Brampton of Brampton)
  (1) Edmund Clere
  m1. Anne Thwaits (dau of John Thwaits of Norfolk)
(A)+ issue - Alice, Jane
  m2. Ann Apliard of London
  (C)+ other issue - Edmund, Edward, Robert, William
  m3. ?? of London
  (G)+ other issue - Mary, Frances
  (2) Sir Thomas Clere 'of Stokesby'
  m. Ann Gyggs (dau of Robert Gyggs of Rowlesby)
  (A) Charles Clere ' of Stokesby & Acle'
  m. Mary Sprying (dau of Robert Spryng of Lanham)
(i) Thomas Clere 'of Stokesby' (d 1619)
  m. Anne Heygham (dau/coheir of Thomas Heygham (Higham) of Suffolk)
  (a) Charles Clere
  m. Elizabeth Drewry (dau of Dr. _ Drewry of London)
  ((1)) Mary Clere
  (b) Mathew Clere (younger son?)
  m. Thomasine (?) Lestrange
  (c) Susan Clere (b c1575-6, d 13.06.1620)
  m. (c1594) Thomas Windham of Windham
  (d)+ other issue - Thomas, Edmund, Heygham, John (dsp), Mary, Frances
  (B) Frances Clere
  m. William Paston
  (C) Anne Clere possibly of this generation, married twice?
  m1. (30.05.1569) Nicholas Garneys of Kenton Hall, etc. (d 1599)
  m2. Thomas Cockett or Cocket
  (D)+ other issue - John, Arthur, Lancelot, Alice
  C. Margaret Clere mentioned on a web site
  m. (1388) Sir William Appleyard, Mayor of Norwich

Main source(s): Visitation (Norfolk, 1563+1589+1613, Clere), BEB1841 (Clere of Ormesby)
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