'Clifton01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Clifton of Clifton (Lancashire), Clifton of Lytham, Clifton of Westby

1. Walter (d 1217)
  A. Sir William de Clifton (d 1257)
  i. Richard de Clifton (dvp)
ii. Henry de Clifton (d 1289)
  m. Margery de Furness
  a. Sir William de Clifton (bur 1323)
  m. Ailine
(1) Sir William de Clifton (d 1365)
  m. Margaret Sherburne (dau of Sir Robert Sherburne ("of Stonyhurst"?))
  (A) Sir Robert de Clifton (d 1401)
  (B) Sir Nicholas de Clifton (a 1396)
  m. Eleanor West (dau of Sir Thomas West of Snitterfield)
  (i) Sir Thomas de Clifton of Clifton (a 1415)
  m. Agnes Molyneux (dau of Sir Richard Molyneux of Sefton)
  (a) son
  (b) Richard de Clifton of Clifton (a 1442)
  m1. Alice Butler (dau of John Butler of Rawcliffe)
  ((1)) James de Clifton of Clifton (d 1495)
  m. (1457) Alice Laurence (dau of James Laurence of Ashton)
((A)) Robert Clifton (dvp)
  m. Margaret Butler (dau of Nicholas Butler of Bewsey)
  ((i)) Cuthbert Clifton of Clifton (d 1512)
  m. Alice Lawrence (dau of Sir John Lawrence of Ashton)
  ((a)) Elizabeth Clifton
  m1. Sir Richard Hesketh of Rufford (dsp 1520)
  m2. Sir William Molyneux of Sefton
  The estate of Clifton passed to the Molyneux family and then the Halsall family but came back into the Clifton family through the marriage of Ann Halsall with Thomas Clifton of Westby below.
  ((ii)) William Clifton of Westby - continued below
  m. (1517) Isabell Thornborough (dau of William Thornborough of Hampsfield)
m2. Elizabeth



William Clifton of Westby - continued above
m. (1517) Isabell Thornborough (dau of William Thornborough of Hampsfield)
1. Thomas Clifton of Westby
  m. Ellen Osbaldiston (dau of Sir Alexander Osbaldiston of Osbaldiston)
  A. Cuthbert Clifton of Westby (d 1596)
  m1. Catherine Hoghton (dau of Sir Richard Hoghton of Hoghton)
  i. Thomas Clifton of Westby
  m. Mary Norris (dau of Sir Edward Norris of the Speke)
a. Sir Cuthbert Clifton of Lytham & Westby (d 1634)
  m1. Ann Tildesley (dau of Thomas Tildesley of Mosley)
  (1) Thomas Clifton of Westby
  m. (1618) Ann Halshall (bur 16.04.1675, dau of Sir Cuthbert Halshall of Halshall and Clifton)
(A) Cuthbert Clifton of Westby and Clifton (dsp c23.01.1653)
  m. (1641) Margaret Ireland (dau of George Ireland of Southworth)
  (B) Sir Thomas Clifton, Bart of Westby, Clifton & Lytham (b 07.07.1628, d 13.11.1694)
  m1. Bridget Heneage (dau of Sir George Heneage of Hainton)
  (i) Mary Clifton
  m. Thomas Petre, 6th Lord (bpt 05.12.1633, d 04/5.01.1705-6)
(ii)+ other issue (d young)
  m2. Bridget Hussey (dau of Sir Edward Hussey, 1st Bart of Hunnington)
  (iii) Bridget Clifton (d 20.09.1699)
  m. Sir Francis Andrews, 4th Bart of Denton (d 1759)
Sir Thomas was succeeded by his nephew Thomas. BLG1952 does not spell out that Thomas was son of his younger brother John (who is merely reported as having married and had issue) but it seems reasonable to assume that Sir Thomas's successor was indeed son of ...
  (C) John Clifton
  (i) Thomas Clifton of Fairsnape (bur 18.12.1720)
  m. Eleonora Alathea Walmesley (dau of Richard Walmesley of Dunkenhalgh)
(a) Thomas Clifton of Westby, Clifton & Lytham (bpt 30.08.1696, d 16.12.1734)
  m. Mary Molyneux (dau of Richard Molyneux, 5th Viscount Molyneux)
  ((1)) Thomas Clifton of Westby, Clifton & Lytham (bpt 09.06.1728, d 11.05.1783)
  m1. (10.06.1750) Catherine Eyre (dsp, dau of Thomas Eyre of Hassop)
  m2. Ann Haggerston (dsps 22.02.1760, dau of Sir Carnaby Haggerston, 3rd Bart of Haggerston)
  m3. (29.09.1760) Jane Bertie (d 14.02.1791, dau of Willoughby Bertie, 3rd Earl of Abingdon)
  ((A)) John Clifton of Westby, Clifton & Lytham (b 25.01.1764, d 23.03.1832)
m. (22.11.1785) Elizabeth Riddell (d 19.11.1825, dau of Thomas Horsley Widdrington Riddell of Felton Park and Swinburne Castle)
  ((i)) Thomas Clifton of Clifton & Lytham, Sheriff of Lancashire (b 29.01.1788, d 07.1851) had issue
  m. (17.03.1817) Hetty Treves (dau of Peregrine Treves of Calcutta)
  ((ii)) John Clifton of Lincoln's Inn (b 20.05.1790, d 28.09.1843) had issue
  m. (28.04.1817) Maria Trafford (dau of John Trafford of Trafford)
  ((iii)) Edward Clifton 'of London' (b 17.02.1794, d 23.01.1850) had issue
  m. (15.01.1819) Elizabeth Eccleston, later Dicconson (d 09.11.1862, dau of Thomas Scarisbrick, formerly Ecclestone, of Scarisbrick and Eccleston)
  ((iv)) Elizabeth Clifton (d c06.1833)
  m. (23.08.1814) Charles Thomas Conolly of Midford Castle
((v))+ other issue - William (b 13.06.1791, d unm), Charles (b 05.07.1796, d 12.1825), Mary (d 05.07.1808), Harriet Jane (d unm 1868)
  ((B)) Eleonora Clifton (d 19.11.1825)
  m. (19.04.1784) Thomas Scarisbrick (formerly Ecclestone) of Scarisbrick and Eccleston (b 1752, d 01.11.1809)
  ((C)) Catherine Clifton (d 05.1791)
  m. (29.05.1789) John Joseph Talbot of Grafton Hall (b 09.06.1765, d 08.08.1815)
  ((D)) Sophia Clifton
  ((2)) Mary Clifton (b c1731, d 21.05.1770)
  m. Sir John Stanley-Massey-Stanley, 6th Bart of Hooton (d 24.11.1794)
  (b) Mary Clifton (dsp, 1st dau) apparently of this generation
  m. Sir George Mostyn, 4th Bart of Talacre (d 30.09.1746)
  (c) Elizabeth Clifton (4th dau) probably of this generation
  m. (1720) Sir William Gerard, 6th Bart of Bryn (b 27.12.1697, d 09.12.1732)
  (B) Bridget Clifton possibly of this generation
  m. (1661) Thomas Westby of Burne (b 1641, d c1649)
  (2) Cuthbert Clifton (d 10.1642, Colonel)
  (3) Elizabeth Clifton
  m. Sir William Gerard, 3rd Bart of Bryn and Garswood (bur 07.04.1681)
m2. Dorothy Smith (dau of Sir Thomas Smith of Wootton Walwyns)
  (4) Gervase Clifton probably of this generation, presumed of this marriage
  m. Dorothy Massey (sister of Richard Massey of Rixton)
  (5) Alice Clifton probably of this generation, presumed of this marriage
  m. Richard Massey of Rixton
  (6) Jane Clifton probably of this generation, presumed of this marriage
  m. Thomas Eccleston of Eccleston (d 1646)
  (7) Mary Clifton probably of this generation, presumed of this marriage
  m1. William Latham of Mosborrow
  m2. Lawrence Bryers (dsp c1662)
  (8)+ "numerous issue"
  m2. (before 09.1578) Alice Anderton (dsp bur 1624, dau of Hugh Anderton of Euxton)
  Probably of this generation, but (if so) of which marriage is not known, was ...
  ii. Elizabeth Clifton
  m. William Boteler or Butler of Rawcliffe (d 1639)

Main source(s): BLG1952 (Clifton of Lytham)
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