1477506. Baron Constantine Clifton & 1477507. Margaret Howard
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1373, Constantine born in England, s/o 2955012. John de Clifton & 2955013. Elizabeth de Cromwell.
~1373, Margaret born in England, d/o 1477536. Sir Robert Howard & 1477537. Margery de Scales.
1388, Constantine age 16 at the death of his father, 2nd Baron de Clifton, esq., who held Buckenham Castle in Norfolk and other manors of southwest Norwich.
Constantine married Margaret.
2/14/1392, Commitment to Robert Bukton, … of the keeping of the castle and manor of Bokenham, … late of John de Clifton, ‘chivaler,’ tenant in chief, to hold the same … until the lawful age of Constantine, son and heir of the said John, … (S) Calendar of Fine Rolls.
1/25/1394, Grant, … in the king’s gift by reason of the minority of Constatine de Clifton, son and heir of John de Clifton, knight, tenant in chief, lately a minor in the king’s custody.
1394, a writ was directed to John Knyvet, escheator of Norfolk, to divide the lands and deliver siesin to Constantine Clifton and Maud, wife of Sir Ralf Cromwell, as cousins and heirs of Mary, widow of John Lord Roos and daughter of Joan, daughter and heir of Sir John de Orreby. [Joan the 2nd wife of 15210584. Lord Henry de Percy.]
1393-4, Constantine’s mother died.
1394, Constantine summoned to parliament.
2/20/1395, Inspeximus and confirmation to Constantine de Clyfton, kinsman and one of the heirs of Robert de Tateshale, … (S) CPRs.
2/14/1396, Pardon, … Robert Knolles, knight, … without licence, from Constantine, son and heir of John de Clifton, knight, … in Attlyburgh … (S) CPRs.
2/19/1396, Constantine “Clyfton” died. (S) UKNA, IPM.
Margaret married 2nd Gilbert Talbot [his 3rd, 1 son, Richard.]
2/6/1398, Gilbert died.
1400, Adam Mynte presented as Rector at Babingley by Margaret, relict of Constantine de Clyfton. (S) Topographical History of the County of Norfolk, Blomefield, 1808, P351.
3/25/1434, Margaret died; buried at Black Friars, Norwich.
(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P436. (S) A Synopsis of the Peerage of England, Nicolas, 1825, P136.
Children of Constantine and Margaret:
i. John de Clifton, born ~1390 in England. [Heir]
1434, … writ to Escheator to give seisin to John, son and heir of Constantine Clyfton, of all the lands and tenements that Margaret, the widow of Constantine, had in dower and otherwise to the end of her life. (S) Report on the Manuscripts of the Family of Gawdy, Historical Manuscripts Commission.
1447, John died leaving a daughter Margaret who died childless. The estates then reverted to the line of Elizabeth and the Knevit family.
ii. Elizabeth Clifton (738753), born ~1392 in England.