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Monday, May 17, 2010

Lord Roger de Clifford & Maud de Beauchamp

312338. Lord Roger de Clifford & 312339. Maud de Beauchamp   

7/20/1333, Roger de Clyfford born in Burgham, Westmoreland, England, s/o 624676. Robert de Clifford & 624677. Isabel de Berkeley.

Bef. 1/1344, Roger, 5th Lord Clifford as heir to his older brother Robert.

~1345, Maud, born in England, d/o 624678. Thomas de Beauchamp & 624679. Katherine de Mortimer.

6/1349, The Plague reached Dorset, and had spread across England by the end of 1349.

8/1350, Roger at the sea battle with the Spanish near Winchelsea.

10/16/1353, Roger granted a market and fair at Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland. (S) Gazetteer of Markets and Fairs to 1516.

8/10/1354, Proof of age of Roger de Clifford, brother and heir of Robert de Clifford. Westmoreland: Thomas Lenglys, knight, aged 50 years and more, says that the said Roger was born at Burgham, co, Westmoreland, on 20 July, viz. on the feast of St. Margaret, 7 Edward III, and was baptised in the church there, and that the said Roger was 21 years of age on 20 July last, and this he knows because he was in the church and saw the said Roger baptized … Roger de Leyburn, knight, aged 53 years and more, agrees and says that Robert de Clifford, father of the said Roger de Clifford, asked him to be a godfather and he was so and was present, and named him … (S) CIsPM.

1355, Roger de Clifford in [the Black Prince] Edward of Woodstock’s army, going to Normandy, in the retinue Thomas Beachamp, his father-in-law. (S) Anatomy of a Chevauchee, Madden, 2014, P429.

9/9/1355, King Edward and Henry, duke of Lancaster, sail for Normandy from Plymouth, with the Black Prince who had been appointed lieutenant in Gascony; to oppose raids by the count of Armagnac.

11/2/1355, King Edward III landing in Calais, proceeds on raids into Pas de Calais, Artois and Picady.

9/19/1356, Battle of Poitiers in France. Edward, the Black Prince, defeated a larger French and allied army led by King John II of France, leading to the capture of the king, his son, and much of the French nobility. By treaty, England was permitted to annex much of western France.

1356, Roger employed in the defense of the Marches of Scotland.

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Bef. 3/20/1357, Roger married Maud.

1357–1388, Roger summond to parliament.

7/25/1362, Roger’s mother died.

7/30/1362, Writ for IPM of Isabel late the wife of Robert de Clifford. Cumberland: Skelton … Carlton by Penreth … held in dower of the lands of Sir Robert formerly her husband. … She died on the feast of St. James last. Roger son of the same Robert and Isabel, aged 28 years and more, is her heir. Northumberland [Durham]: … Westmorland: … York: … [Very large list of properties in multiple counties.] (S) CIsPM.

1365-67, “Rex v Aubrey de Veer Subject: Moiety of stewardship of Forest of Essex, parcel of inheritance of Roger de Clifford, son of Robert de Clifford County: Essex.” (S) UKNA.

8/28/1367, IPM of Ralph de Nevill. York: … Caldconyngeston. The manor (extent given), held by the aforesaid Ralph of Roger de Clyfford, as of the castle of Skipton, by knight’s service … (S) CIsPM.

1369, Maud a legatee in the wills of both her parents.

8/4/1369, The will of "Katherine Countess of Warwick", bequeathed property to “the Earl my husband … Maud de Clifford my daughter …” (S) FMG.

5/20/1370, Pardon to Thomas de Musgrave, ‘chivaler,’ late the husband of Isabel who was the wife of Robert son of Robert de Clyfford, … manor of Skipton … time during which he and Isabel held the same after the death of the said Robert son of Robert, while Robert son and heir of the said Robert son of Robert, and Roger, brother and heir of the said heir, were under age, … (S) CPRs.

3/1374, Dedimus potestatem to Roger de Fulthorp to receive the attorneys of Roger de Clyfford and Ralph baron of Greystok for suing out of the king’s hands 2 messuages and 30a. land in Raghton and Gaytscales [Cumberland] … (S) CIsPM.

1376-77, “Roger de Clifford asks the Chancellor to give him letters patent for the office of Sheriff of Cumberland.” (S) UKNA.

6/21/1377, Richard II, age 10, succeeded Edward III as King of England.

1377-78, Roger gave the manor of Brugge Soleres, Hereford, to Thomas de Clyfford, his son, and Elizabeth, the latter’s wife, and the heirs of their bodies, saving the reversion to himself and his heirs. (S) IPM of Roger.

3/8/1382, Roger de Clifford, Lord of Westmorland, has letters nominating his brother, Thomas de Clifford, knight, and … attorneys in Ireland for one year. (S) CPRs.

5/1382, Roger de Clifford appointed to the keeping of the castle of Karliol for 1 year. (S) CCRs, 5/26/1381.

12/21/1382, Roger appointed a “commissioner of oyer and terminer” of the county of York with power to arrest, imprison, and punish any who refuse to assist them.

4/3/1386, Henry de Percy earl of Northumberland, John de Neville of Raby, Henry son of Henry de Percy, Roger de Clifford, John de Roos, Richard Lescrope, Ralph baron of Greystok, William de Skipwyth, …, appointed upon complaint of Alexander archbishop of York, … to make inquisition by men of Yorkshire concerning the names of evildoers who… repaired in armed power to the archbishop's palace at York. (S) CCRs.

1388, Roger with Richard, Earl of Arundel, on an expedition in Brittany.

2/12/1389, Writ in favour of Amandus de Mounceux, lately appointed with Roger de Clyfforde, John Conyers, James de Pykerynge, … to preserve and keep the rivers Sullewath, Eske, Levyn, Edyn, Caldewe, Petrille, Amote, Lowthir, Irthyn, Derwent, Tyne, Twede and Coket … (S) CCRs.

7/13/1389, Roger died.


7/20/1389, IPM of Roger de Clifford, knight. Oxford: Shiteford. One knight’s fee, … Thomas de Clifford, knight, his son, aged 24 years and more, is his heir. Hereford: … He died on 13 July in the year aforesaid. The said Thomas his son, aged 26 years and more, is his heir. Worcester: Severnestok. The manor … London: … Parish of St. Dunstan West. A messuage, … Nottingham: … Northampton: … York: … castle and manor of Skypton in fee tail, to him and the heirs of his body … Le Holme. A manor … Sylesden. A town … Thomas de Clifford, knight, his son, aged 24 years and more, is his heir. Northumberland: Hert. The manor, jointly with Maud his wife … Cumberland: Skelton. A third part of the manor, … Westmoreland: … castle and manor of Burgham held jointly with Maud … Appelby. The castle and manor … Langeton. The manor … Burgh. The castle and manor … Wynton. The manor … [mentions much of these properties destroyed by the Scots] … (S) CIsPM.

9/3/1389, To Amandus Mounceux escheator in Westmorland and Northumberland. Order to take the fealty of Maud late the wife of Roger de Clifford knight, (S) CCRs.

9/6/1389, Order to escheator in the counties of Cumberland and Westmoreland, to cause Thomas de Clifford, ‘chivaler’, son and heir of Roger de Clifford, ‘chivaler’, to have full seisin of all the lands which Roger held … on the day of his death, saving to Maud late the wife of Roger her reasonable dower … (S) CFRs. [Similar writ for counties of Hereford, Worcester, Nottingham and Derby, Oxford and Berks, Northampton.]

10/12/1389, Writ to the escheator in co. York to assign dower to the said Maud of all the knight’s fees and advowsons of the said Roger, in the presence of Thomas de Clifford, knight, son and heir of the said Roger. (S) CIsPM.

4/15/1392, The castle and manor of Burgh under Staynesmore, the lands, rents and services held in dower by Maud who was wife of Roger de Clifford. (S) CCRs.

6/6/1394, Memorandum of a mainprise … for Ralph Lumley knight, that he shall do, procure or abet no hurt or harm to Maud who was wife of Roger de Clifforde knight, nor suffer any to be done by his men, servants and tenants to her or her men, servants or tenants … (S) CCRs.

1398, Maud received a papal indult for a portable alter.

9/30/1399, Henry IV succeeded Richard II as King of England.

1400, Maud a legatee in the will of her brother Thomas, Earl of Warwick.

2/28/1403, Maud died.

3/12/1403, Writ for IPM of Maud late the wife of Roger de Clyfford, knight. (S) CFRs.

5/20/1403, IPM of Maud widow of Roger Clifford, knight. Northumberland: She held the manor of Hart with Hartlepool …, jointly enfeoffed with Roger her late husband, … let this year to various tenants at will paying together £10 … The annual value of the vill of Hartlepool is £10. She also held the port … It is customary to take from ships mooring within these bounds, with boats laden or unladen 8d., and without boats 4d. She took 6s. weekly from the market at Hartlepool on Tuesdays and Fridays, and from each shop in the market place for stallage 1/4d., and for each packhorse stand 1/2d. She had a fair twice yearly at St. Lawrence …, taking from each shop and from each packhorse stand 1/2d. …; but now it is worth nothing because destroyed by Ralph Lumley and his tenants … In the manor of Hart are 25 husbandlands which are leased this year to various tenants at 10s., …; also 35 cottages worth 12d. each, 1 windmill leased this year for 40s., and 1 pasture leased for 6s.8d. She died on 28 Feb. John Clifford, under age in the king’s ward, is the next heir of Roger, being the son of Thomas, knight, son of Roger, and aged 13 years and more. York: She held a third part of the manor of Skipton in dower for life after the death of Roger her husband, …, annual value £28. London: She held 1 tenement in the parish of St. Dunstan in the West in the suburbs of London jointly with Roger, … in free burgage …, annual value 10 marks. Cumberland: … Westmorland: She held jointly with Roger her husband to them and his heirs the castle and manor of Brougham …  lying totally waste after destruction by the Scots … Winton, the manor, annual value £20. … King’s Meaburn, the manor, annual value 10 marks. … (S) CIsPM.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P216.

Children of Roger and Maud:

i. Thomas de Clifford (3802644), born 1363 in England.

ii. Phillippe Clifford (156169), born ~1370 in England.  

iii. Katherine de Clifford, born ? in England.

Katherine married Ralph Greystoke, 3rd Lord Greystoke.

iv. William de Clifford, born ? in England.

3/15/1403, Whereas the king … granted to William de Clifford, ‘chivaler,’ … the keeping of all the lands which … Maud de Clifford, his mother, held on the day of her death of the inheritance of John lord de Clifford, … a minor in the king’s ward, … until the full age of John [s/o older brother Thomas] … granted to the said William in relief of his estate 200 marks to be taken yearly from the said lands … the said William now wishes to release the keeping so that Elizabeth lady Clifford may have the same … (S) CFRs.

v. Margaret de Clifford, born ? in England.

Katherine married John Melton, 7th Lord Lucy.

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