Clifton of Norfolk, England
Roger de Clifton [a] b abt 1262, of Norfolk, England, d bef 24 Jun 1330. He md Margaret Cailly abt 1281, daughter of Adam de Cailly and Emma de Tattershall. She was b abt 1266.
Child of Roger de Clifton and Margaret Cailly was:
Adam de Clifton b abt 1286, of Buckenham, Norfolk, England, d 1366/67. The identity of his wife is not known.
Adam de Clifton b abt 1309, of Buckenham, Norfolk, England, d abt 1372. He md Eleanor de Mortimer abt 1329, daughter of Robert de Mortimer and Margery Fastolf.
Constantine de Clifton b abt 1332, of Buckenham, Norfolk, England, d abt 1368. He md Katherine de la Pole abt 1348, daughter of Sir William de la Pole, Mayor of Hull, and Katherine de Norwich.
Sir John de Clifton [b], Lord Clifton, b 1353, of Buckenham Castle, Norfolk, England, d 1388. He md Elizabeth Cromwell abt 1371, daughter of Sir Ralph Cromwell, Lord Cromwell, and Maud Bernake.
Sir Constantine de Clifton [c], Lord Clifton, b 1372, of Buckenham, Norfolk, England, d 1395. He md Margaret Howard aft Feb 1389/90, daughter of Sir John Howard, Lord of Wiggenhall, and Margaret de Plaiz.
Elizabeth Clifton [d] b abt 1394, Buckenham, Norfolk, England, d aft 1447. She md Sir John Knyvet abt 1408, son of John Knyvet and Joan de Botetourte.
a. Margaret de Cailly, sole surviving heir of her brother, Thomas de Cailly, brought the honour of Buckenham to the Clifton family by her marriage to Roger de Clifton. This fief had been held of the d'Aubigny Earl of Arundel, then of the Tateshals, whom were the eldest heirs, Emma de Tateshal being the mother of Margaret de Cailly.
b. John de Clifton was son and heir of his father, Constantine de Clifton, son and heir of Adam de Clifton, who along with Buckenham Castle, held other large estates inherited through the families of Cailly and Tateshal. He was found in 1368, following his father's death v.p., to be the heir of his grandfather, being then 15 years of age, and had livery of his lands 27 October 1374. He was summoned to Parliament from 1 Dec 1376 to 28 Jul 1388, whereby he is held to have become Lord Clifton. He was aged 35 at his death; his widow, Elizabeth Cromwell, survived him and married Sir Edward Bensted.
c. Sir Constantine de Clifton was aged 16 years at his father's death and had livery of his lands in 1393. He was summoned to Parliament from 13 Nov 1393 to 20 Nov 1394. He left a son and daughter before his death at the age of 23. His widow, Margaret Howard, married Sir Gilbert Talbot before 1397.
d. Only daughter of Constantine, Elizabeth was heir to her only brother, Sir John de Clifton, who d s.p.s. bef 1 Dec 1447. Elizabeth was the heiress of Buckehnham and brought this honour to the Knyvet family by her marriage to Sir John Knyvet.
CP: Vol III[307-308 and footnotes thereof]; AR: Line 188, Line 218[33-35].
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