Sunday, May 23, 2010

G20: 624676

624676. Lord Robert de Clifford & 624677. Isabel de Berkeley

Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Coloncial And Medieval Families (Royal Ancestry)

11/5/1305, Robert born in England, s/o 1249352. Robert de Clifford & 1249353. Maud de Clare.

~1303, Isabel born in England, d/o 1249354. Maurice de Berkeley & 1249355. Eve la Zouche.

5/5/1307, Licence for Robert de Clifford to enfeoff Robert son of Robert de Clifford and Elizabeth daughter of John de Vallibus, in tail, …. In Elyncham, held in chief, … (S) CPRs.

1313, Thomas de Multon arranged a new marriage of Margaret [age 13] to Robert de Clifford, age 7.

1322, Robert, heir to his brother Roger, who was hung in chains at York castle where his body remained for 3 years.

Robert served in the Scottish wars.

1327, Robert, 3rd Lord Clifford, restored in blood by King Edward III. “Robert de Clifford, brother and heir of Roger de Clifford … requests that the king have regard for the shameful death suffered by his brother, …”. (S) UKNA.

1327-44, Robert summoned to parliament.

1/1328, Isabel’s brother Thomas de Berkeley paid 500£ for the marriage rights of Robert de Clifford [believing he was under age – which he was not, and Thomas’ debt was discharged.] (S) UKNA.

6/1328 at Berkeley castle, Robert married Isabel. Isabel’s brother Thomas paid 1050 marks for her dower. (S) UKNA.

8/16/1329, John Mautravers, warden of the forest south of the Trent, to deliver to Robert son of Matilda late the wife of Robert de Clifford, and Margaret late the wife of Bartholomew de Badelesmere, as co-heirs of Thomas son of Richard de Clare, the stewardship of the forest of Essex. (S) CPRs, 3/15/1344.

1329-33, “Petitioners: [Thomas Beauchamp], Earl of Warwick; Robert de Clyfford (Clifford) … the Earl of Warwick holds the manors of Barnard Castle and Gainford, and Robert de Clyfford holds the manor of Hart, which are between the rivers Tyne and Tees and which were forfeited in war by John de Balliol and Robert de Bruce, respectively, of the gift of Edward I, …”. (S) UKNA.

1333, Robert heir to his great-aunt Idoine de Vipont, wife of Sir Roger de Leyburn and John de Cromwell; inheriting the Westmoreland estates.

1337, Robert attempted unsuccessfully to the lordship on his sons Robert and Roger. [Disallowed because the king owned the reversion rights.] (S) UKNA.

1338, Robert settled Skipton on himself and Isabel. (S) UKNA.

4/1343, Robert arranged for his son Robert to marry Euphemia, d/o Ralph Neville. (S) UKNA.

2/1343, Robert granted his Westmoreland lands to his eldest son Robert. [Son Robert died without issue.] (S) UKNA.

4/1/1343, Whereas Robert de Clifford and Ralph de Nevill arrianed to contract espousals between Robert firstborn son of the former and Eufemia daughter of the latter and the said Robert de Clifford, who held of the king in chief, deceased before his son was old enough to consent, … (S) CPRs.

1/1344, Robert’s holdings of Shalford [Surrey], Tarrant Rushton [Dorset], Bridge Sollers [Herefs.], and Tenbury Wells [Worcs.] granted to feoffees with remainder to younger sons Roger and Thomas. (S) UKNA.

3/15/1344, Exemplification, at the request of Robert son of Matilda late the wife of Robert de Clifford, … to deliver to Margaret late the wife of Bartholomew de Badelesmere and the said Robert, as co-heirs of Thomas son of Richard de Clare, the stewardship of the forest of Essex. (S) CPRs.

5/20/1344, Robert died; buried at Shap Abbey, Westmoreland.

Isabel was assigned a third of Westmoreland [53£], Cumberland [5£], and Northumberland [30£] lands in dower, as well as lands in Ireland. (S) UKNA.

Isabel married 2nd Thomas de Musgrave.

6/9/1345, Pardon, in consideration of a fine of 200£ made by Thomas de Musgrave, to him and Isabella late the wife of Robert de Clyfford, tenant in chief, for intermarrying without the king’s licence. (S) CPRs.

1358, Isabel a legatee of John de Morland, rector.

7/25/1362, Isabel died.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P216.

Family notes:
• 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.

Child of Robert and Isabel: [3 sons]

i. Roger de Clifford (312338), born 7/10/1333 in England.

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