'Clitherow1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Clitherow of Boston House, Clitheroe of London, Cliderou of Salebury

It appears that this family's name has changed over the centuries from "Cliderou" to "Clitheroe" and is now mainly spelt "Clitherow".
Hugh de Cliderou
m. Cecilia de Salebury (dau/coheir of Hugh son of Ranulph de Salebury)
1. Hugh de Cliderou (d c1310?)
  A. Roger de Cliderou of Salebury, Lancashire (d before 1346)
  B. Adam de Cliderou (probably d before 1337)
  m. Cecilia (a 1349)
  i. Robert de Cliderou of Salebury (d befoer 1346)
  m. (mcrt 1331) Sibilla or Isabella (dau of Richard de Holdeston (son of John), m2. William de Rilleston)
  a. Robert de Cliderou of Salebury (b c1336, d 1375)
  m. Sibilla de Hoghton (dau of Richard de Hoghton (by Sibilla de Lea), widow of William de Bold)
  (1) Sibilla de Cliderou
  m1. (mcrt 1362) Richard de Radcliffe of Ordsall (d 19.07.1380)
  m2. (sp) Richard Mauleverer of Beamsley (d before 1386)
b. Richard de Cliderou of Salebury (4th son)
  m. Agnes
  (1) Johanna de Cliderou (b c1379, d before 1425)
  m. Henry de Houghton of Leagrim (d 26.11.1424)
  (2) Isabella de Cliderou (d 01.08.1432)
  m. (before 1423) John Talbot of Salebury
  (3)+ other issue (dsp?) - John, Edmund, Roger (d before 1408)
  c. Sir Hugh or John Clitheroe of Salesbury
  Visitation (Yorkshire, 1584/5+1612, Gascoigne of Lasingcroft) shows a Sir Hugh or John (only shown son (by Sibell) of Robert (brother of Richard) son of Adam son of John of Salesbury) whose dau/heir Mary m. Nicholas Gascoigne of Lasingcroft. Such a Hugh/John is not mentioned by Whitaker (or Lyons) so we suspect that the Visitation misidentified Mary.
  d.+ other issue - Roger, Thomas
2. Isabella de Cliderou
  m. Jordan de Wynkedley



The following family is shown on this page for convenience for we have no reason, other than similiarity of name, to presume that it was connected to the above.
Henry Clitheroe of London (d 20.02.1607, master ironmonger)
m1. (05.03.1575-56) Bridget Hewett (dau of Thomas Hewett)
1. Sir Christopher Clitheroe or Clitherow, Sheriff then Lord Mayor of London (bpt 19.01.1577-8, d 11.11.1641, MP)
  m1. Catherine Rowland (d 15.04.1606, dau of Thomas Rowland of London by Anne, dau of David Smythe of London)
  A.+ issue - Henry, Robert, Thomas, Anne
  m2. Mary Cambell (d 13.12.1646, dau of Sir Thomas Cambell, Lord Mayor of London)
  E. Christopher Clitherow (b 04.1612, d 06.1654)
  m. Jane Trollope
  i. Thomas Clitheroe (dsp)
  ii. Christopher Clitheroe of Pinner, Middlesex (b c1657, dsp before 23.07.1685)
  m. (c10.1678) Mary Hawtry (Dau of Ralph Hawtry of Ryslip)
  F. James Clitherow of Boston House in Brentford, Middlesex (b 29.6.1618, d 25.11.1682)
  m1. Jane Hawtrey (d 02.03.1658, dau of John Hawtrey of Ruislip)
  i. James Clitherow of Hayes, Middlesex (b c1658, d unm 1702)
  ii. Jane Clitherow
  m. John Jenyns (d 1716, MP)
  m2. (1661) Mary Gregory (d 14.09.1662)
iii. Mary Clitherow (d infant)
  m3. Elizabeth Barker (dau of Thomas Barker of Chiswick)
  Visitation, which omits the marriage to Mary Gregory, shows the following Christhoper as son by Jane Hawtrey. MGH does not identify any of James's wives. We follow BLG1952 & BLG1886.
  iv. Christopher Clitherow of Boston House (b 06.1666, d 20.08.1727)
  m. (06.05.1689) Rachel Paule (d 23.10.1714, dau of James Paule of Brayswick)
a. James Clitherow of Boston House (b 1694, d 03.05.1752, eldest surviving son)
  m. (1731) Philippa Gale (d 14.01.1766, dau/coheir of Leonard Gale of Crabbett by Sarah, dau/heir of Richard Knight of Cowden)
  (1) James Clitherow of Boston House (b 24.10.1731)
  m. (28.01.1757) Anne Kemeys (d 25.12.1801, dau of Reginald Kemeys of Bartholly)
  (A) James Clitherow (dsp 1841)
  m. _ Snow
  (B) Anne Clitherow
  m. _ Salkeld
  (C) Phillippa Clitherow (d 03.05.1849)
  m. (27.02.1782) Benjamin Brooksbank of Healaugh (d 21.09.1842)
(D) Sarah Clitherow
  m. Sir William Blackstone (judge)
  (E) Mary Clitherow
  (F) Martha Clitherow (d 06.07.1848)
  m. (10.11.1798) Lord William Seymour
(G) daughter
  m. Rev. Edward Bullock
  (2) Christopher Clitherow of Bird's Place in Essendon, Hertfordshire (b 01.09.1743, d 12.12.1807)
  m. (04.05.1776) Anne Jodrell (dau/heir of Gilbert Jodrell by Anne, dau/coheir of Samuel Vanderplank of London)
  (A) John Clitherow (b 13.12.1782, d 14.10.1852, General, 2nd son) had issue (1 son who d unm)
  m. (1809) Sarah Burton (dau of Gen. Christie Burton of Hotham Hall)
  (B) Emma Elizabeth Clitherow (d 10.03.1863)
  m. (03.08.1819) John Stracey of Sprowston (d 15.10.1858, son of Sir Edward, 1st Bart of Rackheath)
  Their 2 sons inherited Boston House in turn and assumed the name Stracey-Clitherow.
  (C)+ other issue - Robert (b 07.12.1780, d 16.04.1859, Colonel), James (b 20.06.1786, d 29.03.1813, RN), William Henry (b 31.03.1788, d 15.02.1813, Captain), Anna Sophia (d unm 1855), Hannah (d infant), Sarah (d unm 04.04.1867)
  (3) Ann Clitherow probably of this generation
  m. Rev. Richard Bethell
  b. Nathaniel Clitherow of London (b 1703, d 1754) had issue
  m. Sarah Colston
c. Martha Clitherow (b 1707-8, dsp 15.03.1772)
  m. Richard Eyre of Colesford (b 1696-7, d 14.01.1761)
  d.+ other issue (d unm) - 7 sons (including Christopher, Henry & Charles) and 5 daughters (including Elizabeth & Anne)
  v. Elizabeth Clitherow
  m. Barnham Powell of Wearton
  G. Mary Clitherow (bur 16.06.1688)
  m. (16.11.1635) Sir Thomas Trollope, 1st Bart of Casewick (d 1654)
  H. Judith Clitherow
  m. W. Cory
  I. Rachel Clitherow (b 07.06.1617, d 1691)
  m. William Paule, Bishop of Oxford
  J.+ other issue (d unm) - Anthony (b 1621, d 1652), Thomas, John (d 1689), Bridget (bur 04.11.1681)
2. Anne Clitheroe 
  m. Thomas Offley of London
m2. Margaret Wheeler (dau of Nicholas Wheeler, widow of Jo. Turnor))
3. Margaret Clitheroe 
  m. Henry Garraway

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : the pedigree on 'Clideroe or Clitheroe of Salebury' within vol II of 'An History of the Original Parish of Whalley and Honor of Clitheroe', originally by Thomas Dunham Whitaker (1818), continued & completed by Rev. Ponsonby A. Lyons (1876)
(2) For lower section : BLG1952 ('Stracey-Clitherow formerly of Boston House'), BGL1886 (S'tracey-Clitherow of Boston House'), Visitation (London, 1664, 'Clitherow'), MGH (NS5 vol 3 (1918), 'Cliteroe', p170+)
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