RADCLIFFE FAMILY

I. SUSSEX LINE

Ivo De TAILBOIS/TAILLEBOIS

Born: 1020 / 1040, Anjou or Normandy, France

Notes: Known as "Baron of Kendal", brother of the Earl of Anjou. Went to England in 1066. his wife Lucia was the daughter of Earl Aelfgar, who was the son of Godifu "Lady Godiva".

Father: Ferreol De GATINAIS

Mother: Ermengarde Comtesse d'Anjou

Married: Lucia MALET (dau. of Earl Aelfgar and grandau. of Gruffydd, King of Wales)

Children:

1. Lucia De TAILBOIS (C. Chester)

2. Nicholas FITZGILBERT

3. Aelftred De TAILBOIS

4. Adeliza De TAILBOIS

5. Beatrix De TAILBOIS

6. Christiana De TAILBOIS

Married 2: Judith De LENS (Countess of Boulogne) (b. ABT 1054 - d. AFT 1086) (dau. of Lambert de Boulogne, Comte de Lens, and Adeliza of Normandy) (w. of Waltheof, Earl of Huntingdon and Northampton)

Children:

7. William De TAILLEBOIS


Lucia De TAILBOIS (C. Chester)

Born: ABT 1070, Spalding, Lincolnshire, England

Died: ABT 1136

Father: Ivo De TAILBOIS/TAILLEBOIS

Mother: Lucia MALET

Married: Ranulphe De BRIQUESSART (Comte De Chester) (b. ABT 1070 - d. Jan 1128/9) (son of Ranulf de Meschines, E. Chester, and Maud d´Avranches)

Children:

1. Alice (Adeliza) De MESCHINES (b. ABT 1094 - d. 1128) (m. Richard FitzGilbert de Clare)

2. Ranulph De MESCHINES (E. Chester) (b. 1099 - d. 16 Dec 1153) (m. Maud Fitzrobert)

3. William De MESCHINES (b. ABT 1100 - d. ABT 1132) (m. Cecily De Rumilly)


Adeliza De TAILBOIS

Born: ABT 1065

Father: Ivo De TAILBOIS/TAILLEBOIS

Mother: Lucia MALET

Married: Hugh De BEAUCHAMP (b. ABT 1060) (son of Robert De Beauchamp)

Children:

1. Walter De BEAUCHAMP (b. ABT 1080) (m. Emmeline De A`Bitot)

2. Payn De BEAUCHAMP (B. Bedford) (b. ABT 1112) (m. Rohese De Vere)

3. Simon De BEAUCHAMP (b. 1116 - d. 1137) (m. Isabella ?)

4. Adeline De BEAUCHAMP (b. 1124) (m. Walter L´Espec)

5. Robert De BEAUCHAMP (b. 1077) (m. Matilda De Taillebois)


Beatrix De TAILBOIS

Born: 1054

Died: 1112

Father: Ivo De TAILBOIS/TAILLEBOIS

Mother: Lucia MALET

Married: Ribald De Bretagne (b. 1040) (son of Eudes de Penthièvre, Comte de Bretagne, and Agnes de Cornouaille)

Children:

1. Ranulph FITZRIBALD (b. 1085 - d. 1168) (m. Agatha De Brus)

Christiana De TAILBOIS

Born: 1073, Mercia, England

Father: Ivo De TAILBOIS/TAILLEBOIS

Mother: Lucia MALET

Married: Ketel De TAILBOIS

Children:

1. Gilbert De LANCASTER (4º B. Kendal)

2. Orme of Kendal


William De TAILLEBOIS

Died: 1161

Father: Ivo De TAILBOIS/TAILLEBOIS

Mother: Judith De LENS (Countess of Boulogne)

Married: Margaret ?

Children:

1. William De HEPPLE

2. Goditha De TAILLEBOIS


William De HEPPLE

Born: ABT 1150

Father: William De TAILLEBOIS

Mother: Margaret ?

Married: Margaret ?

Children:

1. Mathilda De HEPPLE


Mathilda De HEPPLE

Born: ABT 1190

Father: William De HEPPLE

Mother: Margaret ?

Married: Richard CHARTNEY (b. ABT 1190)

Children:

1. Phillip CHARTNEY (b. ABT 1210)


Goditha De TAILLEBOIS

Born: ABT 1091, Lancaster, Lancashire, England

Father: William De TAILLEBOIS

Mother: Margaret ?

Married: Gilbert De LANCASTER 1103

Children:

1. William De LANCASTER

2. Nicholas De RADCLYFFE

3. Christian De LANCASTER

4. Roger FITGILBERT


Aelftred De TAILBOIS

Born: 1045

Notes: known as "The Englishman". 2nd Baron of Kendal.

Father: Ivo De TAILBOIS/TAILLEBOIS

Mother: Lucia MALET

Married: Edgitha of Northumberland (dau. of Gofpatrick, Earl of Northumbria, and Aetheldreda, Princess of England) 1072, Mercia, England

Children:

1. Ketel De TAILBOIS

2. Gilbert De FRUNESCO De TAILBOIS


Gilbert De FRUNESCO De TAILBOIS

Born: 1070

Father: Aelftred De TAILBOIS

Mother: Edgitha of Northumberland

Married: Goditha ?

Children:

1. Nicholas FITZ-GILBERT De TAILBOIS


Nicholas FITZ-GILBERT De TAILBOIS

Born: 1097 / 1100

Note: some records have Nicholas as being Ivo's son. A knight who was given the Manor of Radeclive from his lord, and may have built Radcliffe Tower, in the village of Radcliffe in Lancashire, England. Nicholas took the name "de Radcliffe" meaning of or from Radcliffe. Eventually the last name Tailbois was dropped and Radcliffe took its place in the family lineage. 

Father: Gilbert De FRUNESCO De TAILBOIS

Mother: Goditha ?

Married: Dau. BOOTH

Children:

1. Matthew De TAILBOIS

2. Henry RADCLIFFE

3. Simon De TAILBOIS


Simon De TAILBOIS

Father: Nicholas FITZ-GILBERT De TAILBOIS

Mother: Dau. BOOTH

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. Alexander RADCLIFFE


Alexander RADCLIFFE

Father: Simon De TAILBOIS

Mother: ¿?

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. Adam RADCLIFFE

2. Peter RADCLIFFE of Pilsworth


Adam RADCLIFFE

Notes: thus conveyed into the possession of Radeclive manor was the manor of Church which was adjacent to Oswaldtwistle. In 1246, Adam disputed against Adam Radclyffe, son of William Radcliffe, the possession of a coal mine on land in Radeclive, part of the estate of himself and his brother Peter, the verdict was awarded against him.

Father: Alexander RADCLIFFE

Mother: ¿?

Married: Agnes De CHURCH (sister of Ughtred de Church)

Children:

1. Peter De CHURCH

2. Roger RADCLIFFE

3. Robert RADCLIFFE

4. Agnes RADCLIFFE


Peter De CHURCH

Notes: assumed the name of de Church and inherited his mother’s lands.

Father: Adam RADCLIFFE

Mother: Agnes De CHURCH

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. Adam De CHURCH

2. William De CHURCH

3. Christina De CHURCH


Agnes RADCLIFFE

Notes: the Holts of Stubley descended from her marriage.

Father: Adam RADCLIFFE

Mother: Agnes De CHURCH

Married: Robert Del HOLT


Peter RADCLIFFE of Pilsworth

Notes: had lands in Pilsworth, although this was never a manor, Peter assumed that name. In 1260, Robert de Hulton gave to William Radcliffe, son of Peter de Pilsworth, lands in Pilsworth for the yearly rent of two pair of white gloves.

Father: Alexander RADCLIFFE

Mother: ¿?

Married: Dau. HULTON

Children:

1. William RADCLIFFE of Pilsworth


Matthew De TAILBOIS

Notes: was the heir of his father.

Father: Nicholas FITZ-GILBERT De TAILBOIS

Mother: Dau. BOOTH

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. Richard RADCLIFFE


Richard RADCLIFFE

Notes: gave lands to Burscough Priory in 1124. His son William died without children thus his portion of the patrimony went to heirs of Henry Radcliffe.

Father: Matthew De TAILBOIS

Mother: ¿?

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. William RADCLIFFE


Henry RADCLIFFE

Born: 1112/26

Died: BEF 1190

Notes: REF YorkshireP. Living temp. Henry II (1154-1189).

Father: Nicholas FITZ-GILBERT De TAILBOIS

Mother: Dau. BOOTH

Married: Dau. BOOTH

Children:

1. William RADCLIFFE

2. Richard RADCLIFFE

3. John RADCLIFFE

4. Dau. RADCLIFFE


John RADCLIFFE

Father: Henry RADCLIFFE

Mother: Dau. BOOTH

Married: Muriel BAMVILLE (dau. of Sir Thomas Bamville, Lord of Stourton)


Dau. RADCLIFFE

Notes: from her marriage descended the famous Sir Bertine Entwistle of the Red Rose who fell at the Battle of St. Albans in 1455. The Entwistles held land in Redclyffe in 1544, presumable part of this lady's dowry.

Father: Henry RADCLIFFE

Mother: Dau. BOOTH

Married: Robert ENTWISTLE


William RADCLIFFE

Born: 1164 / 1189 / 1194

Died: 1211 / 1220

Notes: High Sheriff of Lancaster in 1194 by Richard the Lionhearted and was one of twelve trust knights of the shire. The Montbegons had vast holdings from the Conqueror and on the creation of the Honour of Lancaster by Henry I they were ceded further lands. In 1149, when Stephen temporarily resigned to the Earl of Chester his lands between Ribble and Mersey, the Montbegon holdings were exempt from the grant in a desire to retain the favor of this most powerful baron. Several years after the death of Lady Cecilia, William remarried to Eugenia, who was the daughter of Alexander, who was the son of Uvieth. In 1221, a year after William died, Eugenia sued William's son Adam Radcliffe, for her dower in a third part of Redclyffe, Edgeworth, and Little Lever including lands in Entwistle and Quarlton. Jordan De Quickenlos dispossessed Eugenia and held the estate until 1246 when she recovered it upon his failure to appear in answer to a suit since the boundaries of these lands had been subject to continuous dispute.

Father: Henry RADCLIFFE

Mother: Dau. BOOTH

Married 1: Cecilia De MONTBEGON

Children:

1. Adam RADCLIFFE

2. Geoffrey RADCLIFFE

3. Hugh RADCLIFFE

Married 2: Eugenia ?


Geoffrey RADCLIFFE

Notes: from his father in law he received lands in Bury as well as holdings in Redclyffe under the will of his father.

Father: William RADCLIFFE

Mother: Cecilia De MONTBEGON

Married: Dau. BURY (dau. of Adam de Bury)


Hugh RADCLIFFE

Notes: was given the manor of Hartshead by his father.

Father: William RADCLIFFE

Mother: Cecilia De MONTBEGON

Married 1: Margery PENNINGTON

Children:

1. Richard RADCLIFFE

2. William RADCLIFFE

Married 2: Eugenia ?


Adam RADCLIFFE

Born: 1188/1215

Died: 1250

Notes: REF YorkshireP. Living 31 Henry III, 1246. r. 1246, Radcliffe Tower, York, England. His wife was a relative, she was the daughter of Alan, who was a descendant of Gospatric, Earl of Northumberland, the Barons of Kendal, and the Lords of Lancaster. He was a member of the jury at Lancaster Assizes in 1248.

Father: William RADCLIFFE

Mother: Cecilia De MONTBEGON

Married: Dau. CURWEN

Children:

1. Richard (Robert) RADCLIFFE

2. William RADCLIFFE

3. John RADCLIFFE


William RADCLIFFE

Notes: a priest. In 1247 became Chaplain of the Castle of Dublin by direct appointment of King Henry III. He kept the King’s regard during the next reign and in 1280 he attested a number of deeds at Westminster.

Father: Adam RADCLIFFE

Mother: Dau. CURWEN


John RADCLIFFE

Notes: made claims against Henry, son of Henry de Trafford, over lands in Harwood. In 1298, he was charged, along with several others, for the murder of Andrew de Tomiz but he was pardoned to stay in the King's service in the war of Scotland. He was later killed in a brawl by Peter, son of William le Bold of Redclyffe, who was imprisoned for the crime and eventually released by the King's orders.

Father: Adam RADCLIFFE

Mother: Dau. CURWEN


Richard (Robert) RADCLIFFE

Born: 1215/1240

Died: 1290

Notes: heir of his father, succeeded to Oswaldtwistle, Hartshead, and Tottington in addition to the capital manor. The Tottington lands were later seized by Henry de Lacy, Earl of Lincoln, as part of the Montbegon fee when the Montbegon lands were alienated at death of Sir Robert de Montbegon.

Father: Adam RADCLIFFE

Mother: Dau. CURWEN

¿Married 1: Amabil De STAFFORD?

Married: Amabil De TRAFFORD (dau. of Sir Richard De Trafford)

Children:

1. Richard RADCLIFFE

2. Roger RADCLIFFE

3. Adam RADCLIFFE

4. Margaret RADCLIFFE


Roger RADCLIFFE

Notes: was granted land in Bradshaw.

Father: Richard (Robert) RADCLIFFE

Mother: Amabil De TRAFFORD

Married: Dau. BRADSHAW (dau. of Sir Robert de Bradshaw of Harwood) ABT 1291


Margaret RADCLIFFE

Notes: her first husband was a notable figure in the Scottish wars in which he served as Captain along with Margaret’s brother Richard Radcliffe. Her second marriage to Geoffrey de Chadderton was responsible for the Redclyffes of Chadderton.

Father: Richard (Robert) RADCLIFFE

Mother: Amabil De TRAFFORD

Married 1: Richard HULTON of Hulton Park (heir of David De Hulton)

Children:

1. Richard HULTON

Married 2: Geoffrey CHADDERTON ABT 1315

Children:

2. William CHADDERTON


Adam RADCLIFFE

Notes: in 1327, Sir John De La Warre granted 24 acres of land and wood called Harpurhey to Adam, with the remainder to his daughter Alice, the estate descended to the family of Hultons of Farnsworth.

Father: Richard (Robert) RADCLIFFE

Mother: Amabil De TRAFFORD

Married: Avice BIRCHWOOD (dau. of Hugh de Birchwood)

Children:

1. Alice RADCLIFFE


Alice RADCLIFFE

Notes: heiress.

Father: Adam RADCLIFFE

Mother: Avice BIRCHWOOD

Married: John HULTON (son of Henry De Hulton)


Richard RADCLIFFE

Born: 1240 / 1266 / 1276, Radcliffe Tower, York, England

Died: 1304 / 1326

Notes: REF YorkshireP. Living 4 Edward I, 1276 and 32 Edward I, 1304. He was a gallant soldier of the Scottish wars and was given many honors by King Edward I. Shortly after entering his inheritance, he recovered the lands of Tottington by a writ of novel disseizin. At a Privy Council held at Stirling on 12 Jul 1291, to Richard a grant was taken across the causeway of Blakesteynegge to be used to repair said causeway. Later Richard received the appointment of Seneschal and Minister of the King's Forests of Blackburnshire.

Father: Richard (Robert) RADCLIFFE

Mother: Amabil De TRAFFORD

Married: Margaret BUTLER

Children:

1. Richard RADCLIFFE (Monk) (d. 1324)

2. John RADCLIFFE of Ordsall (Sir)

3. Robert RADCLIFFE

3. William "The Great" RADCLIFFE

5. Adam RADCLIFFE (Monk) (d. 1331)

6. Elizabeth RADCLIFFE

7. Amabel RADCLIFFE

8. Margaret RADCLIFFE

9. Alicia RADCLIFFE


Elizabeth RADCLIFFE

Father: Richard RADCLIFFE

Mother: Margaret BUTLER

Married: Nicholas TOWNSEND


Amabel RADCLIFFE

Father: Richard RADCLIFFE

Mother: Margaret BUTLER

Married: Adam TETLOW

Children:

1. Joan TETLOW (m. Richard De Langley of Agecroft)


Margaret RADCLIFFE

Notes: became ruler of Bury Town when her husband was slain at Bury in 1315 by patisans of Adam de Banastre. She was known as 'Great Dame Margery, Lady of Bury'.

Father: Richard RADCLIFFE

Mother: Margaret BUTLER

Married: Henry BURY


Alicia RADCLIFFE

Father: Richard RADCLIFFE

Mother: Margaret BUTLER

Married: Son HESCKET of Hesketh


William "The Great" RADCLIFFE

Born: ABT 1280/1282, Radcliffe Tower, Lancashire, England

Died: 1333

Father: Richard RADCLIFFE

Mother: Margaret BUTLER

Married: Margaret De CULCHETH (d. 1349) 1303

Children:

1. Richard RADCLIFFE

2. Adam RADCLIFFE

3. William RADCLIFFE

4. Alice RADCLIFFE

5. Agnes RADCLIFFE

6. Elizabeth RADCLIFFE

7. Margaret RADCLIFFE

8. John RADCLIFFE

9. Maud RADCLIFFE


Alice RADCLIFFE

Father: William "The Great" RADCLIFFE

Mother: Margaret De CULCHETH

Married: Henry WORSLEY

Children:

1. Geoffrey WORSLEY


Richard RADCLIFFE

Born: 1305 / BEF 1332, Radcliffe Tower, York, England

Died: AFT 1358 / 1375

Notes: REF YorkshireP. Living 6,9,14 Edward III, 1332, 1335, 1340. High Sheriff of Lancashire 29-32 Edward III, 1355-58.

Father: William "The Great" RADCLIFFE

Mother: Margaret De CULCHETH

Married 1: Anne De LEICESTER

Married 2: Isabella PLESSINGTON (d. 1368)

Children:

1. William RADCLIFFE

2. Christopher RADCLIFFE of Sabdenhey

3. Thomas RADCLIFFE

4. Roger RADCLIFFE

5. Nicholas RADCLIFFE (Archdeacon of St. Alban's)

6. Ellen RADCLIFFE


Ellen RADCLIFFE

Father: Richard RADCLIFFE

Mother: Isabella PLESSINGTON

Married 1: Nicholas BOTELER of Rawcliffe

Married 2: John DALTON

Married 3: Robert URSWICK


William RADCLIFFE

Born: 1329/30, Radcliffe Tower, York, England

Died: 1386 / 1390

Notes: REF YorkshireP. High Sheriff of Lancaster, 32 Edward III, 1358. r. 1358, Radcliffe Tower, York, England

Father: Richard RADCLIFFE

Mother: Isabella PLESSINGTON

Married: Susan LEGH

Children:

1. James RADCLIFFE (Esq.)

2. Thomas RADCLIFFE

3. Robert RADCLIFFE

4. Isabel RADCLIFFE


James RADCLIFFE (Esq.)

Born: 1349 / 1355, probably Attleborough, Norfolk, England

Died: Saturday before the feast of St. Martin, winter 1409

Notes: REF YorkshireP. Son and heir 12 Richard II, 1388. r. 1388, Radcliffe Tower, York, Eng. Knighted in 1385. Rebuilt Radclyffe Tower and Radclyffe Church.

Father: William RADCLIFFE

Mother: Susan LEGH

Married: Joan TEMPEST (dau. of John Tempest and Margaret Holland)

Children:

1. Richard RADCLIFFE (Sir)

2. John RADCLIFFE of Attleborough (Sir Knight)

3. Henry RADCLIFFE of Farmesden (Sir)

4. Peter RADCLIFFE

5. William RADCLIFFE (d. 1430)

6. Roger RADCLIFFE (b. ABT 1405 - d. 1471)

7. Elizabeth RADCLIFFE

8. Margaret RADCLIFFE


Elizabeth RADCLIFFE

Died: 1442

Father: James RADCLIFFE (Esq.)

Mother: Joan TEMPEST

Married: John RADCLIFFE

Children:

1. Richard RADCLIFFE

2. Margaret RADCLIFFE


Margaret RADCLIFFE

Father: James RADCLIFFE (Esq.)

Mother: Joan TEMPEST

Married: Nicholas RUSHTON

John RADCLIFFE of Attleborough (Sir Knight)

Born: ABT 1413, probably Attleborough, Norfolk, England

Died: ABT 4 Mar 1440/1

Buried: Attleborough Church

Notes: Seneschal of Aquitaine. His descent of James Radcliffe; Esq., is not sure.

Father: James RADCLIFFE (Esq.)

Mother: Joan TEMPEST

married 1: Cecilia MORTIMER (dau. of Thomas Mortimer and Mary Parke) ABT 1411

Children:

1. Robert (John) RADCLIFFE (Sir)

2. Thomas RADCLIFFE

3. Fynette RADCLIFFE

4. Roger RADCLIFFE

Married 2: Catherine BURNELL (b. BEF 1406 - d. 13 Oct 1452) (dau. of Edward Burnell and Alice Le Strange) (bethroated to John Talbot, 2° E. Shrewsbury) ABT Jun 1426/1430

Children:

5. James RADCLIFFE (Sir)

6. Robert RADCLIFFE (Sir)

7. Alicia RADCLIFFE


Thomas RADCLIFFE

Father: John RADCLIFFE of Attleborough (Sir Knight)

Mother: Cecilia MORTIMER

Married: Anne FITZWALTER (dau. Walter FitzWalter, 7° B. FitzWalter and Elizabeth Chidiock)


Roger RADCLIFFE

Died: 1467

Buried: Attleborough Church

Father: John RADCLIFFE of Attleborough (Sir Knight)

Mother: Cecilia MORTIMER

Married: Phillippa ?

Children:

1. John RADCLIFFE

2. Elizabeth RADCLIFFE


Alicia RADCLIFFE

Notes: her daughter was Prioress of the Dominican Priory of Dartford for fifty years. In her time, between 20 Nov 1507, and 1 Nov 1508, was drawn up the rental of the priory, of which an incomplete manuscript still exists; it gives with great minuteness the situation, extent, and tenancy of the convent's lands in Kent and some of those in Norfolk, with the rents and services due, and shows the prioress to have been a careful administrator. She obtained several privileges from Henry VIII, and exchanged the four casks of wine granted by Edward III (which she had great difficulty in collecting) for an annuity of £16 put of the customs of London. Her letters to Lord Cromwell, written in 1535 and 1536 are still extant, as are financial records of the house, the seventh richest nunnery in England at the time of the Dissolution of the Monasteries. In about 1520, Elizabeth Cressener was authorized to take in widows of good repute as permanent guests at Dartford and to receive young ladies and give them “a suitable training”. The priory had not yet been surrendered when Elizabeth Cressener died and Joan Fane was elected to replace her. Joan sent Lord Cromwell a gift of £100 upon her election and granted her brother, Sir Ralph Fane, a lease of the manor of Shipborne for ninety-nine years at £5 a year, together with a number of privileges at the monastery. When the priory was dissolved in 1539, pensions were granted to the nuns. Joan Fane received 100 marks and a second Elizabeth Cressener, most likely a niece of the late prioress, received 106s. 8d. Of twenty-six sisters who received pensions, twenty were still alive and in receipt of their pensions in 1556. Under Queen Mary, seven of the Dartford nuns, with the second Elizabeth Cressener as prioress, established the conventual observance at King’s Langley. The Dominican sisters at Dartford had previously been “subject in spirituals” to the Friars Preacher of King’s Langley. In 1557, Dartford Priory was restored to them and they removed there on 8 Sep 1558. Only two months later, however, Queen Mary died. In 1559, the nuns were given a choice of taking the oath of supremacy or leaving within twenty-four hours. Two priests, the prioress, four choir-nuns, four lay sisters, and a young girl not yet professed joined with the nuns of Syon House and left England for Antwerp. There they lived on alms until 1566. In Jan 1573(5?), the sisters of Engelendael, near Bruges, were ordered to take the three surviving nuns from England into their monastery.

Father: John RADCLIFFE of Attleborough (Sir Knight)

Mother: Catherine BURNELL

Married: Alexander CRESSENER of Alphamstone (Sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk) (b. ABT 1422 - d. 18 Jun 1498) (son of William Cressener and Margaret Neville, B. Scrope of Bolton)

Children:

1. Elizabeth CRESSENER (Priores of Dartford) (b. 1456 - d. Dec 1537)


James RADCLIFFE (Sir)

Born: ABT 1440, Attleborough, Norfolkshire, England

Died: AFT 1484

Notes: Sheriff of Worcestershire. dsp.

Father: John RADCLIFFE of Attleborough (Sir Knight)

Mother: Catherine BURNELL

Married: Catherine NEVILLE


Robert RADCLIFFE (Sir)

Died: 1493, Calais

Father: John RADCLIFFE of Attleborough (Sir Knight)

Mother: Catherine BURNELL

Married 1: Margaret WELLES BEF 8 May 1472

Married 2: Joan STANHOPE

Married 3: Catherine DRURY

Children:

1. Elizabeth RADCLIFFE


Elizabeth RADCLIFFE

Born: ABT 1485, Kimberley, Norfolk, England

Died: 25 May 1578, St Martins Palace, Norwich, County Norfolk, England

Father: Robert RADCLIFFE (Sir)

Mother: Catherine DRURY

Married: Roger WODEHOUSE (b. ABT 1497 - d. 1560) (son of Thomas Wodehouse and Thomasine Townsend) ABT 1503, Kimberley, Norfolk, England

Children:

1. Amy WODEHOUSE (b. ABT 1503) (m. Ralph Shelton of Depenham)

2. Thomas WODEHOUSE (b. 1510) (m. Margaret Shelton)

3. William WODEHOUSE (Sir) (b. 1515 - d. 22 Nov 1563) (m.1 Anne Reppes - m.2 Elizabeth Calthorpe)

4. Thomasine WODEHOUSE (b. ABT 1523) (m. Henry Gascoine)

5. Anne WODEHOUSE (m. Christopher Conningsby)


Robert (John) RADCLIFFE (Sir)

Born: ABT 1430

Died: 28 Mar 1461, Ferrybridge (in battle)

Father: John RADCLIFFE of Attleborough (Sir Knight)

Mother: Cecilia MORTIMER

Married: Elizabeth FITZWALTER (b. 28 Jul 1430, Henham - d. BEF 22 Aug 1485) (dau. Walter FitzWalter, 7° B. FitzWalter and Elizabeth Chidiock) (m.2 John Dynham, B. Dynham) BEF 27 Oct 1444

Children:

1. John RADCLIFFE (1º B. Fitzwalter)


John RADCLIFFE (1º B. Fitzwalter)

Born: 1 Jan 1451/2, probably Guildford, Surrey, England

Died: ABT 24 Nov 1495

Notes: beheaded at Calais, by Henry VII.

Father: Robert (John) RADCLIFFE (Sir)

Mother: Elizabeth FITZWALTER

Married 1: Margaret WHETEHILL (dau. of Richard Whetehill) ABT 6 Jul 1475

Children:

1. Robert RADCLIFFE (1° E. Sussex)

2. Mary RADCLIFFE

Married 2: Anne HASTINGS (C. Derby)


Mary RADCLIFFE

Born: ABT 1483, Attleborough, Norfolk, England

Died: BEF Apr 1512

Father: John RADCLIFFE (1º B. Fitzwalter)

Mother: Margaret WHETEHILL

Married: Edward DARRELL (b. ABT 1471 - d. 9 Mar 1528/9) (son of Sir George Darrell and Joan Hawte) (w. of Jane Croft - m.3 Alice Flye) BEF 12 Feb 1493, Attleborough, Norfolk, England


Robert RADCLIFFE (1° E. Sussex)

Born: ABT 1483

Died: 27 Nov 1542, Chelsea, Middlesex, England

Buried: 4 Dec 1542, Boreham

Notes: Knight of the Garter. The Complete Peerage vol.XIIp1,p.517-520. Present at the sieges of Tournay and Therouenne. Lord Steward in the reign of Henry VIII, in reversion after George Talbot, 4° Earl of Shrewsbury, by letters patent 23 Jun 1537 (LP, xii(2), 191 (36); ibid. xiii(2), 5); apparently did not succeed. A powerful, ambitious and ruthless man. He was active in the spoilation of the Church.

Father: John RADCLIFFE (1º B. Fitzwalter)

Mother: Margaret WHETEHILL

Married 1: Elizabeth STAFFORD (C. Sussex) 23 Jul 1505

Children:

1. Henry RADCLIFFE (2° E. Sussex)

2. George RADCLIFFE

3. Humphrey RADCLIFFE (Sir)

4. Thomas RADCLIFFE

Married 2: Margaret STANLEY (C. Sussex) BEF 1 Sep 1532

Children:

4. Jane RADCLIFFE

5. Son RADCLIFFE

6. Anne RADCLIFFE

Married 3: Mary ARUNDELL (C. Sussex/C. Arundel) 14 Jan 1536

Children:

7. Henry RADCLIFFE (b. Mar 1538 - d. young)

8. John RADCLIFFE (Sir)


Thomas RADCLIFFE

Born: 1511

Died: 1539, Knockaloe-Moor, Isle of Man, England

Father: Robert RADCLIFFE (1º E. Sussex)

Mother: Elizabeth STAFFORD (C. Sussex)


George RADCLIFFE

Died: BEF 16 May 1532

Father: Robert RADCLIFFE (1º E. Sussex)

Mother: Elizabeth STAFFORD (C. Sussex)

Married: Catherine MARNEY ABT 1527


Jane RADCLIFFE

Born: ABT 1532

Died: 22 Jul 1552, Cowdray (childbed), Guildford/Peterborough, Surrey, England

Buried: 4 Aug 1552, Midhurst

Father: Robert RADCLIFFE (1° E. Sussex)

Mother: Margaret STANLEY (C. Sussex)

Married: Anthony BROWNE (1º V. Montague)

Children:

1. Anthony BROWNE (Sir)

2. Mary BROWNE (C. Southampton)


Anne RADCLIFFE

Died: 7 Jun 1561, New Hall

Father: Robert RADCLIFFE (1° E. Sussex)

Mother: Margaret STANLEY (C. Sussex)

Married: Thomas WHARTON (2° B. Wharton) 10 Apr 1547, Wharton Hall, Westmorland, England

Children:

1. Phillip WHARTON (3° B. Wharton)

2. Mary WHARTON

3. Thomas WHARTON

4. Anne WHARTON

5. Mary WHARTON


John RADCLIFFE (Sir)

Christened: 31 Dec 1539, St.Lawrences Pountney, London

Acceded: 22 Feb 1546

Died: 9 Nov 1568

Buried: 19 Nov 1568, St.Olave's, Hart Street

Father: Robert RADCLIFFE (1° E. Sussex)

Mother: Mary ARUNDELL (C. Sussex/C. Arundel)


Henry RADCLIFFE (2° E. Sussex)

Born: ABT 1506/7

Acceded: 1542

Died: 17 Feb 1556/57, Canon Row, Westminster

Buried: 26 Feb 1556, Boreham

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: Robert RADCLIFFE (1° E. Sussex)

Mother: Elizabeth STAFFORD (C. Sussex)

Married 1: Elizabeth HOWARD (C. Sussex) BEF 21 May 1524

Children:

1. Thomas RADCLIFFE (3º E. Sussex)

2. Henry RADCLIFFE (4º E. Sussex)

Married 2: Anne CALTHORPE (C. Sussex) BEF 21 Nov 1538 Divorce 1555

Children:

3. Egremont RADCLIFFE

4. Frances RADCLIFFE

5. Maud RADCLIFFE


Egremont RADCLIFFE

Died: Dec 1578, Namur

Notes: joined the rebels in the northern rebellion of 1569. Executed in Namur for allegedly attempting to poison Juan of Austria. John is believed to have died of typhus.

Father: Henry RADCLIFFE (2° E. Sussex)

Mother: Anne CALTHORPE (C. Sussex)


Frances RADCLIFFE

Born: ABT 1552

Died: 1602

Notes: The Complete Peerage vol.XIIp1,p.522, note k. Her father divorced her mother and attempted, albeit unsuccessfully, to have Parliament bastardise both her and Egremont. There is the possibility that Sir Edmund Knyvett (b. 1509 - d. 1551), with whom her mother was accused of having a bigamous marriage, was indeed Frances's natural father. Early in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, Frances went to court where she served the new Queen as one of her Maids of Honour. It was in this capacity that she attracted the attention of Shane O'Neill (b. 1530 - d. 2 Jun 1561), the chief of the Irish clan of O'Neill, who arrived in London in Jan 1562 to negotiate with the Queen for his late father's title of Earl of Tyrone. O'Neill was a violent and ambitious man, having murdered many of his rivals and members of his own family in his quest for power. He was twice-divorced and kept his former father-in-law's wife as a mistress. He asked the Queen to procure for him a "proper English wife", and he specifically wished to marry Lady Frances. His proposal of matrimony was refused. Shortly afterwards, when Frances visited her half-brother Thomas, Earl of Sussex in Ireland, where he served as Lord Lieutenant, O'Neill unsuccessfully renewed his courtship of her. His persual of Frances only served to increase the Earl's enmity towards O'Neill, and had tried to assassinate him by the means of poison. Frances returned to England, and her erstwhile suitor eventually married his mistress. Frances married Sir Thomas Mildmay.

Father: Henry RADCLIFFE (2° E. Sussex)

Mother: Anne CALTHORPE (C. Sussex)

Married: Thomas MILDMAY (Sir) Jul 1566

Children:

1. Thomas MILDMAY (1° Bt.)

2. Henry MILDMAY (Sir)

3. Anne MILDMAY

4. Elizabeth MILDMAY


Thomas RADCLIFFE (3° E. Sussex)

Born: ABT 1525/6, Woodham Walter, Essex, England

Acceded: 1557

Died: 9 Jun 1583, Bermondsey, London, England

Buried: 9 Jul 1583, New Hall, Beaulieu, Boreham, Essex, England

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: Henry RADCLIFFE (2° E. Sussex)

Mother: Elizabeth HOWARD (C. Sussex)

Married 1: Elizabeth WRIOTHESLEY 1555 /BEF 1 Nov 1545

Children:

1. Dau. RADCLIFFE

Married 2: Frances SIDNEY (C. Sussex) 26 Apr 1555, Hampton Court Palace, Richmond, England


Henry RADCLIFFE (4° E. Sussex)

Born: ABT 1530/2

Acceded: 1583

Died: 10 Apr/14 Dec 1593

Buried: 19 Jan 1593/4, Boreham, Essex, England

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: Henry RADCLIFFE (2° E. Sussex)

Mother: Elizabeth HOWARD (C. Sussex)

Married: Honora POUND (C. Sussex) (d. 1593) (dau. of Anthony Pound of Drayton and Anne Wingfield) 1549

Children:

1. Robert RADCLIFFE (5º E. Sussex)


Robert RADCLIFFE (5º E. Sussex)

Born: 12 Jun 1573

Acceded: 1593

Died: 22 Sep 1629, Clerkenwell, England

Buried: 23 Oct 1629, Boreham, Essex, England

Notes: Knight of the Garter. 11º B. Fitzwalter The Complete Peerage vol.V, p.488. Viscount FitzWalter 5th. / The Complete Peerage vol.XIIp1,p.526-528. Fought on campaigns under Essex, being knighted during the taking of Cadiz. He was also writing letters requesting employment from the Secretary of State: "I had much rather make a good end in her Majesty’s service than to live in miserable poverty at home". Implicated in the Essex´s Rebellion

Bridget Morrison married Robert Radcliffe in 1592, and as Lady Fitzwalter and later as Countess of Sussex she received dedications from Robert Greene (1592), Thomas Kyd (1595), George Chapman (1598) and others. Bridget was described by a contemporary as “of very goodly and comely personage and a rare wit” but her husband was not faithful to her. He kept a mistress, Mrs. Sylvester Morgan, Bridget’s former waiting gentlewoman, and set her up as a rival Countess at a Mr. Daylies’ house. He even hired a Captain Whitlock to tell Bridget how much he was spending on his mistress’s clothing. Robert, Lord Sussex, and Bridget, Lady Sussex, separated in about 1600, but Lady Sussex refused to grant a divorce. She and her children were granted an allowance of £1700 a year and probably went back to Cassiobury to live with her mother. Thereafter, Lord Sussex took up residence with Frances Meutas, the widow of Edward Shute, and to them an illegitimate daughter, Jane, was born. Bridget’s dying wish was that her husband not marry his concubine, but Robert and Frances finally married after Countess Bridget's death in 1624. [Charles B. Hampson, THE BOOK OF THE RADCLYFFES (privately printed Edinburgh: T. and A. Constable, Ltd., at the University Press, 1940) pp. 102, 104.]

Father: Henry RADCLIFFE (4º E. Sussex)

Mother: Honora POUND (C. Sussex)

Married 1: Bridget MORISON (C. Sussex) (b. Mar 1575 - d. Dec 1623) (dau. of Sir Charles Morison and Dorothy Clarke) 1592

Children:

1. Henry RADCLIFFE (6° V. Fitzwalter)

2. Thomas RADCLIFFE

3. Elizabeth RADCLIFFE

4. Honora RADCLIFFE

Married 2: Frances MEUTAS (d. 1627) (dau. of Hercules Mewtas of West Ham and Philippa Cooke) (w. of Edward Shute) Dec 1623

Children:

5. Jane RADCLIFFE


Henry RADCLIFFE (6° V. Fitzwalter)

Born: 1 Aug 1596

Died: 1620

Buried: 15 Sep 1620, Boreham

Father: Robert RADCLIFFE (5º E. Sussex)

Mother: Bridget MORISON (C. Sussex)

Married: Jane STANHOPE 28 Fab 1613, St. Bartholmew the Great, London


Thomas RADCLIFFE

Born:  15 Jul 1597

Christened: 4 Aug 1597, Boreham

Died: 1619

Buried: 14 Aug 1619, Boreham

Father: Robert RADCLIFFE (5º E. Sussex)

Mother: Bridget MORISON (C. Sussex)


Elizabeth RADCLIFFE

Born: 31 May 1594

Father: Robert RADCLIFFE (5º E. Sussex)

Mother: Bridget MORISON (C. Sussex)

Married: John RAMSAY (V. Haddington) 8 Feb 1607, Chapel Royal

Children:

1. Son RAMSAY

2. Charles RAMSAY (B. Kingston)

3. Bridget RAMSAY (b. Mar 1614)


Honora RADCLIFFE

Born: 27 Aug 1598

Christened: 12 Sep 1598, Boreham

Died: 1613

Buried: 14 May 1613

Father: Robert RADCLIFFE (5º E. Sussex)

Mother: Bridget MORISON (C. Sussex)


Jane RADCLIFFE

Born: 1609

Notes: some sources syas she was a natural dau.

Father: Robert RADCLIFFE (5º E. Sussex)

Mother: Frances MEUTAS (C. Sussex)

Married 1: Alexander RADCLIFFE of Ordsall (Sir Knight) 7 Jun 1623, St James Church, Clerkenwell, England

Children:

1. John RADCLIFFE

2. Alexander RADCLIFFE

3. Sussex RADCLIFFE (bur. 30 Sep 1649, St. Andrews Church)

4. Humphey RADCLIFFE

5. Charles RADCLIFFE (bur. 31 Dec 1653, St. Andrews Church)

6. Robert RADCLIFFE

7. Mary RADCLIFFE

8. Frances RADCLIFFE

9. Jane RADCLIFFE

10. Anne RADCLIFFE

11. Margaret RADCLIFFE

Married 2: Son LEWES


Humphrey RADCLIFFE (Sir)

Born: ABT 1509, probably Edgworth, Lancashire, England

Died: 13 Aug 1566

Notes: During the reign of Henry VIII, the Earl of Sussex and his son and a party of friends rode out of London to take part in a tournament. In the village of Kensigton, a girl, Isabel Harvey, who with her father, a wealthy London merchant, happened to be visiting some friends, leaned out so far in her eagerness to see the gay cavalcade that she droped her glove. Sir Humphrey dipped his lance, impaled the glove, and returned it to her owner. Isabel beauty had cast such a spell upon Sir Humphrey that he contrived toleave his companions. Edmund Harvey and his daughter were about to set off for London, and as the road thence bore an evil reputation, the merchant readily acquiesced in the knight´s (represented himself as a squire in service with Earl of Sussex) suggestion that he should bear them company, and so agreeable did he make himself that when they reached Harvey´s house in Cheapside he received an invitation to come in to supper. Friendship with Isabel soon ripened into love, nor did her father raise any objection when asked to give his consent to their marriage. Isabel Harvey came to her husband a richly dowered bride, but they have been married some time before she learned the fact that her husband was the son, not the servant, of Robert of Sussex, Lord High Chamberlain of England. They settled at Elstow, in Bedfordshire and Edgworth, Lancashire.

Father: Robert RADCLIFFE (1° E. Sussex)

Mother: Elizabeth STAFFORD (C. Sussex)

Married: Isabel HARVEY (b. ABT 1510 - d. 8 May 1594) (dau. of Edmund Harvey and Margaret Wentworth) ABT 1530

Children:

1. Mary RADCLIFFE (Maid of Honour)

2. Thomas RADCLIFFE (d. 10 Sep 1624)

3. Edward RADCLIFFE (6° E. Sussex)

4. Frances RADCLIFFE

5. Martha RADCLIFFE

6. Dau. RADCLIFFE


Mary RADCLIFFE (Maid of Honour)

Born: 1550

Died: 1616/7

Notes: See her Biography.

Father: Humphrey RADCLIFFE (Sir)

Mother: Isabel HARVEY


Frances RADCLIFFE

Died: 22 Jun 1586

Father: Humphrey RADCLIFFE (Sir)

Mother: Isabel HARVEY

Married: Henry CHEEKE

Children:

1. Thomas CHEEKE (Sir)


Edward RADCLIFFE (6° E. Sussex)

Born: AFT 1530/BEF 10 Nov 1559

Acceded: 1629

Died: Jul 1643, Gorhambury, Hertfordshire, England

Buried: Aug 1643, Boreham

Notes: Viscount Fitzwalter. The Complete Peerage vol.XIIp1,p.529-530

Father: Humphrey RADCLIFFE (Sir)

Mother: Isabel HARVEY

Married 1: ¿?

Children:

1. Eleanor RADCLIFFE

Married 2: Elizabeth PETRE ABT 1582

Married 3: Jane HYNDE 30 May 1594, Goldington, Bedfordshire, England

Married 4: Eleanor WORTLEY (C. Sussex) (d. 1666) (dau. of Richard Wortley - w. of Henry Lee - m.3 Robert Rich, 2º E. Warwick -m.4 Edward Montague, 2° E. Manchester) 22 May 1634, St. Andrew's, Holborn


Eleanor RADCLIFFE

Born: ABT 1547, probably Elslow, Bedfordshire, England

Died: ABT 20 Nov 1628, Upper Gravenhurst, Bedford, England

Father: Edward RADCLIFFE (6° E. Sussex)

Mother: ¿?

Married: John Lawrence WHITBREAD (b. ABT 1548 - d. ABT 28 Nov 1598) BEF 1571, Elstow, Bedford, England

Children:

1. Elizabeth WHITBREAD

2. William WHITBREAD

3. Henry WHITBREAD

4. Alice WHITBREAD

5. Francis WHITBREAD

6. Thomas WHITBREAD

7. John WHITBREAD

8. Ellen WHITBREAD

9. Judith WHITBREAD


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