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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Lord Robert de Clifford & Isabel de Berkeley

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

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.

7/7/1307, Edward II succeeded Edward I as King of England.

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

6/24/1314, Robert’s father died at the Battle of Bannockburn.

9/27/1314, The Abbot and convent of Holmcoltran, who have been ruined in the Scottish wars, ..., ask the king to grant them the advowson of the church of Brough. The lord king has understood that Robert de Clifford made a claim on that advowson during his lifetime, and that the heir of the same Robert is under age and in the king's wardship; because of which nothing can be done on this before the majority of the same heir. (S) UKNA.

4/1322, Robert, heir to his brother Roger, who was hung in chains at York castle where his body remained for 3 years.

1322-23, Robert de Clifford son or Sir Robert de Clifford, knight to The King : Bond for £8 16s., the price of victuals sold to him. (S) UKNA.

4/1326, John de Mowbray (2955080), Robert de Clifford (624676) and others, relatives of ‘contrairants’, laid siege to the castle of Tickle. (S) Edward II, Warner, 2017, P209.

1/24/1327, Edward III succeeded Edward II as King of England.

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.

10/11/1328, Petitioners: Robert de Clifford, Lord Clifford. Nature of request: Letter to king and council in the form of letters patent, to which the petitioner appends his seal, appointing John de Skipton to give his assent to matters to be brought before the king's parliament at Salisbury. (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.

1332-38, Robert served in the Scottish wars.

1332-33, Robert de Clifford, sheriff of Westmorland. (S) UKNA.

7/19/1333, Robert at the Battle of Halidon Hill, a small rise of 600 ft. 2 miles to the north-west of Berwick. Scots under Sir Archibald Douglas defeated by forces of Edward III. (S) The Lords and Lordships of the English West Marsh, Hall, 1986, Durham E-Thesis.

7/20/1333 at Burgham, Westmoreland, At the baptism of son Roger, Isabel, mother of the said Roger, asked witness by her letters to be a godfather of the said Roger. (S) Proof of age of son Roger.

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

11/8/1335, Henry Fitz Hugh complains that John de Stonore and his companions, justices of Common Pleas, have several times adjourned an assize of novel disseisin between him and Robert de Clyfford and others, despite orders from the king not to do so. (S) UKNA.

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

6/14/1338, Robert settled Skipton on himself and Isabel ... remainder to son Robert, and contingent remainders to his brother Roger de Clifford . (S) UKNA.

1339, Robert de Clifford. Request that the council observe an ordinance made in parliament before the king's crossing concerning the dispute between Clifford and FitzHugh. (S) UKNA.

1340-41, Robert de Clifford to grant half the town of Winterton by Brailes (Warwick) to the abbot and convent of Haughmond. Salop. (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 arrainged 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.

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

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

7/25/1362, Isabel 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.

(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 7/20/1333 in England.

ii. Thomas de Clifford, born ? in England.

3/6/1383, Thomas de Clifford knight the elder, appointed for life the accustomed fees of the escheator in Ireland and clerk of the market of the king's household there. (S) CCRs, 2/20/1385. [(3802644) ‘the younger’, his nephew.]