Richard Fitz Pons and the de Clifford Line
Richard Fitz Pons b abt 1085, Wales, d 1129. He md Maud Fitz Walter abt 1105, daughter of Walter Fitz Roger of Gloucester and Berthe.
Children of Richard Fitz Pons and Maud Fitz Walter were:
Sir Walter Fitz Richard de Clifford, Lord of Clifford, b abt 1112, Frampton, Gloucestershire, England, d 1187, Oxfordshire, England. He md Margaret de Toeni abt 1135, daughter of Sir Ralph IV de Toeni, Lord of Flamstead, and Alice of Northumberland.
- Sir Walter Fitz Richard de Clifford b abt 1112.
- Berta de Clifford b abt 1120, prob Gloucestershire, England, d aft 1167. She md Elis II Giffard abt 1134, son of Elis I Giffard and Ala.
Children of Walter Fitz Richard de Clifford and Margaret de Toeni were:
- Lucy de Clifford b abt 1140, Clifford Castle, Herefordshire, England, d aft 1195, of Richard's Castle, Herefordshire, England. She md  Hugh de Say abt 1152, son of Hugh Fitz Osborn and Eustache de Say; and  Sir Bartholomew de Mortimer abt 1195.
- Walter de Clifford b abt 1146.
Walter de Clifford b abt 1146, Clifford Castle, Herefordshire, England, d 23 Jan 1221/22. He md Agnes de Condet abt 1180, Lincolnshire, England, daughter of Roger de Condet.
Children of Walter de Clifford and Agnes de Condet were:
- Walter de Clifford b 1187. See LINE A
- Sir Roger de Clifford b abt 1189. See LINE B
Walter de Clifford b 1187, Clifford Castle, Herefordshire, England, d Dec 1263. He md Margred/Margaret verch Llewellyn aft 1233, daughter of Llewellyn-Fawr ap Iorwerth, Prince of North Wales, and Daughter of Lord of the Isles.
Child of Walter de Clifford and Margred/Margaret verch Llewellyn was:
Maud de Clifford b abt 1235, Clifford Castle, Herefordshire, England, d abt Dec 1283. She md Sir John Giffard, Lord Giffard, abt 1270, son of Sir Elis IV Giffard and Alice Maltravers.
Sir Roger de Clifford b abt 1189, of Herefordshire, England, d Dec 1231. He md Sibyl de
Ewyas bef 20 Feb 1216/17, daughter of Robert II de Ewyas and Pernel/Petronilla.
Child of Roger de Clifford and Sibyl de Ewyas was:
Sir Roger de Clifford, Justice of Wales, b 1221, of Tenbury, Worcestershire, England, d 1285. He md  Hawise de Neufmarche 1230, and  Maud 1247. She was b abt 1230.
Child of Roger de Clifford and Maud was:
Roger de Clifford [a] b 1248, of Tenbury, Worcestershire, England, d 6 Nov 1282 (drowned), Menai Straits, Anglesey, Wales. He md Isabel de Vipont abt 1272, daughter of Sir Robert de Vipont, Lord of Appleby, and Isabel Fitz John.
Sir Robert de Clifford [b], Lord Clifford, b abt Apr 1274, d 24 Jun 1314, Bannockburn, Scotland. He md Maud de Clare 13 Nov 1295, daughter of Thomas de Clare and Juliane Fitz Maurice.
Child of Roger de Clifford and Isabel de Vipont was:
Children of Robert de Clifford and Maud de Clare were:
Sir Robert de Clifford [c], Lord Clifford, Sheriff of Westmorland, b 5 Nov 1305, d 20 May 1344. He md Isabel de Berkeley 2 Jun 1328, Berkeley Castle, daughter of Sir Maurice de Berkeley, Lord Berkeley, and Eva la Zouche.
- Isabel de Clifford b abt 1300; md John de Eure.
- Idoine de Clifford b abt 1302, d 24 Aug 1365. She md Sir Henry de Percy, Lord Percy, abt 1318, son of Henry de Percy and Eleanor Fitz Alan.
- Sir Robert de Clifford b 5 Nov 1305.
- Margaret de Clifford b abt 1308, d 8 Aug 1382; md Piers de Mauley.
Child of Robert de Clifford and Isabel de Berkeley was:
Sir Roger de Clifford [d], Lord Clifford, Sheriff of Westmorland, b 10 Jul 1333, d 13 Jul 1389. He md Maud de Beauchamp abt 1360, daughter of Sir Thomas be Beauchamp and Catherine de Mortimer.
Children of Roger de Clifford and Maud de Beauchamp were:
Sir Thomas de Clifford, Lord Clifford, b 1363, d 18 Aug 1391, Germany. He md Elizabeth de Ros abt 1380, daughter of Sir Thomas de Ros, Lord Ros, and Beatrice de Stafford.
- Sir Thomas de Clifford, Lord Clifford, b 1363.
- Katherine de Clifford b abt 1368; md Ralph de Greystoke.
- Philippa de Clifford b abt 1374; md William de Ferrers aft 10 Oct 1388.
Child of Thomas de Clifford and Elizabeth de Ros was:
Sir John de Clifford, Lord Clifford, b 1388-89, d 13 Mar 1421/22, Meaux, France. He md Elizabeth Percy betw Aug 1403 and Nov 1412, daughter of Sir Henry de Percy, Earl of Northumberland, "Hotspur", and Elizabeth de Mortimer.
Thomas de Clifford, Lord Clifford, b 25 Mar 1414, d 22 May 1455, Battle of St. Albans. He md Joan Dacre Aug 1424, daughter of Sir Thomas Dacre, Lord Dacre, and Philippe de Neville.
Child of John de Clifford and Elizabeth Percy was:
Child of Thomas de Clifford and Joan Dacre was:
Maud Clifford b abt 1428. She md Richard Wentworth abt 1442, son of John Wentworth and Agnes Dronsfield.
a. He was drowned when crossing a bridge of boats near the Menai Straits. He was the son of another Roger, feudal baron of Hereford, and Justice of the Forest South of Trent.
b. He was aged 9 years at Easter, 1283. He succeeded his grandfather bef 3 April 1286, and in 1291 inherited a moiety of the estate of the family of Vipont upon the death of his mother, Isabel, which included Brougham Castle in Westmorland. At the death of his great-uncle, Richard Fitz John (brother of Isabel Fitz John), 1297, he was found one of his coheirs. He served in the wars in Scotland, was Justice of Eyre North of Trent (1297-1307/08), and Governor of Nottingham Castle (July 1298). Summoned to Parliament from 29 December 1299 to 26 November 1313, whereby he became Lord Clifford. He also served as Captain General of the Marches in Scotland (1299). In a letter to the Pope in 1301, his seal was affixed, being therein described as "Castellanus de Appleby". He was granted the manor of Skelton, Cumberland, and Skipton Castle, York, by Edward I, and was appointed Marshal of England by Edward II for a few months in 1307. He died at age 39, being slain at the battle of Bannockburn. His widow, Maud, 2nd and youngest daughter of Thomas de Clare, married after his death, without license, bef 16 December 1315. Robert de Welle.
c. Had seisin of his mother's and brother's lands 20 August 1327. (His brother Roger, Lord Clifford, taken prisoner at Boroughbridge and shortly thereafter executed 23 March at York). He was summoned to Parliament from 10 Dec 1327 to 20 Apr 1344. He inherited considerable estates at the death of his great-aunt, Idoine de Vipont. Served in the Scottish wars. After his death at age 38, his widow, Isabel, md, shortly before 9 Jun 1345 (when they received pardon for marrying without license), Sir Thomas Musgrave.
d. Made proof of his age 10 Aug 1354, having had livery of his lands 3 months previously. He was summoned to Parliament from 15 Dec 1357 to 28 Jul 1388. Served in the wars with Scotland and France, Sheriff of Westmorland in 1360. Had livery of the Castle in Skipton in Craven 30 Aug 1362, after his mother's death. In 1377, he was sheriff of Cumberland and Gov. of Carlisle Castle, was a Knight Banneret and was sometime Warden of the East and West Marches. He died at age 56.
CP: Vol III[290-292]; AR: Line 11, Line 26[31-32], Line 29A[28-29], Line 82[30-31], Line 255; DEP; SGM: Douglas Richardson.
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