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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Sir Adam de Clifton & Eleanor de Mortimor

11820048. Sir Adam de Clifton & 11820049. Eleanor de Mortimor

9/3/1307, Adam de Clyfton born in Denever, Norfolk, England, s/o 23640096. Roger de Clifton & 23640097. Margaret de Caily.

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

~1310, Eleanor born in England, d/o §§Robert de Mortimor of Attylburgh [Attleborough, Norfolk].

7/30/1316, Adam, age 9, inherited the estates of the death of his uncle Sir Thomas, Lord Cailli.

3/5/1236, IPM of Joan, late the wife of Adam de Caylly. Norfolk: Cranewyz. The manor, held in dower, of the inheritance of the said Adam de Cailli, of the heir of Thomas de Cailli. She died 27 January, 19 Edward II. Adam de Clifton, kinsman of Thomas de Cailli, aged 18 [28] is next heir of the said manor. (S) CIsPM. [Joan wife of Adam, his maternal grandfather’s older half-brother.]

1/30/1327 in the chancery at Westminster, Adam de Clifton, kinsman and heir of Thomas de Cailly … Clifton requests that his minority is not turned to his disadvantage as he holds the castle of Buckenham [Norfolk] from the king in chief by homage and by the service of being chief butler for a fee and to do service at the [coronation]. (S) UKNA.

2/1/1327 at Westminster, Edward III, age 14, crowned king of England.

5/1/1328, Adam de Clifton or de Clyfton, kinsman and heir of Thomas de Caylly, deceased: Norfolk (Proof of age). Norfolk: Peter Bozoun, knight, aged 60 years and more, says that the said Adam was born at Denever, and baptized in the church of St. Mary there, on the day of St. Gregory the Pope, 34 Edward I … (S) CIsPM.

Bef. 6/24/1330, Adam’s father died.

6/21/1335, Protection. Adam de Clyfton going to Scotland with John de Ros. (S) Cal. of Doc’s Relating to Scotland.

1335, King Edward going into Scotland in support of Edward Balliol. The Scots refused to meet the large force in open battle, and instead ravaged towns throughout Scotland.

3/18/1336, Order to the escheator on this side Trent to deliver to Adam de Clyfton, one of the kinsfolk and heirs of Robert de Tateshale, tenant in chief of Edward I, the hundred of Frethbrig, co. Norfolk, and the houses in Southlenn called ' Jeweshous,' as his whole pourparty. (S) CFRs.

4/18/1336, Order to cause Adam de Fyncham to be discharged and released of the issues of the lands delivered to Adam de Clyfton, William Bernak and Alice (23640109) his wife as their purparties, … the issues of the purparty of John de Orreby, a minor in the king's wardship … lands which Joan, late the wife of Robert de Tateshale (gs/o, 94560390), tenant in chief of Edward I., who died while a minor in the said king's wardship, held in dower with the assent of Adam de Clyfton, kinsman and co-heir of Robert, of William Bernak, who married Alice, another co-heir, and of Geoffrey le Scrop, to whom the king granted the custody of the lands which are of the inheritance of John [de Orreby], third kinsman and co-heir of Robert, to hold until John came of age,... (S) CCRs.

8/18/1338, Whereas in the time of Edward. … acquired from Gilbert de Gaunt … land in Hundmanby, co. York, … which Gilbert held for life of the inheritance of Thomas de Caillie, … without licence … now in the king’s hands … has pardoned the trespass herein and restored the messuage, toft and land to Adam de Clifton, kinsman and heir of the said Thomas, in fee.

9/20/1339, King Edward III, with a force of 12,000 attacked Cambresis, Tournai, Vermandois and Laon [in what is now far northern France.] Adam a part of this expedition. (S) 7/14/1340.

5/20/1340, Licence for Adam de Clifton to grant to his son Constatine, Katherine his wife, daughter of William de la Pole, … the manor of Little Waltham, co. Essex, and third parts of the manors of Shelley, co. Suffolk, and Hundemandeby, co. York. (S) CPRs.

7/14/1340, Commission … on complaint by Adam de Clifton that whereas the king lately took him into protection when going beyond the seas on his service, … coming armed to his manor of Bokenham Castel, while he was beyond seas with the king, took away 15 horses and 20 cows worth £40 and assaulted his men and servants. (S) CPRs.

1/14/1342, Grant by Constantine de Mortuo Mari sen. knight, William his son, parson of Lyng and Thomas de Burwell parson of Stanfield to Sir Adam de Clifton knight and Alianore his wife of 2 parts of the manor of Hilborough. (S) UKNA.

4/23/1344, Pardon to … the manor of Dronfeld … co. Derby … manor of Hunmanby, co. York, … remainder to Adam de Clifton, ‘chivaler,’ … (S) CPRs.

1346, Dominus Adam de Clifton tenet in Cranewic} unum feodum militis de Gomite Warenne et Comes de Rege quod quondam Ade de Cayly….  Adam de Clifton miles Johannes de Orby miles et Robertas Bernag tenent manerium de Topcroft spectans ad Baroniam suam de Domino Rege quod Dominus Robertas de Tateshale qaondam tenuit. (S) The Norfolk Antiquarian Miscellany, Part 1, 1873.

8/30/1347, Adam granted a market and fair at Hilborough, Norfolk. (S) Gaz. of Markets and Fairs.

6/16/1350, Whereas Eva late the wife of Robert de Tateshale lately held in dower the manor of Toppecroft and the hundred of Shropham, co. Norfolk, held in chief, of the inheritance of Adam de Clifton and John de Orreby and of John de Bernak, …, kinsmen and heirs of the said Robert, … Robert de Bernak, brother of the said John … (S) CPRs.

10/26/1351, Commission of oyer and terminer to Adam de Clifton … co. Norfolk … (S) CPRs.

4/27/1353, Licence for the alienation in mortmain by Adam de Clifton to the prior and convent of Bokenham … (S) CPRs.

6/1/1356, Order to deliver to Adam de Clyfton, one of the kinsmen and heirs of Robert de Tateshale, knight, … which Eva, late Robert’s wife, held for life of the inheritance of the said Adam, … the king with the approval of Robert son of William [de Bernak], has assigned the following fees to Adam … with Adam’s assent … to Robert … Joan daughter and heir of the said John de Orreby … (S) CCRs.

7/13/1356, Appointment by Adam de Clyfton knight of Andrew Grene and Walter Chaumberleyn as attorneys to deliver to William Bray seisin in messuage called Starres with croft and cottage called Clerys in Hilborough. (S) UKNA.

2/26/1361, … lands in Walderton … a messuage and a virgate of land in the same town held in chief by Adam de Clifton, which are extended at 10s. yearly. (S) CFRs.

1362-3, Adam de Clyfton, knight, to grant land and rent in Buckenham (Norfolk) and Cratfield (Suffolk) to the prior and convent of Buckenham. (S) UKNA.

4/25/1364, Mandate … the king recovered against Adam de Clifton, ‘chivaler,’ … his presentation to 2 parts of the church of Attleburgh. (S) CPRs.

3/22/1366, Grant by Adam de Clyfton knight to Ralph Chamberleyn of a messuage and croft with foldage and 4 acres in Hilborough formerly Hervey Elvered's near Uphallecroft, Pronesty, Fouldongate and Hungrehyl and including Brettesmereaker. (S) UKNA.

1/1367, “Adam de Clyfton (Clifton), the elder, knight: Norfolk” died; his heir his grandson John, s/o Constantine. (S) UKNA. (S) CIsPM.

2/3/1367, Order to escheator in the counties of Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex to take into the king's hand the lands whereof Adam de Clyfton held in chief, was seised in his demesne as of fee on the day of his death. (S) CFRs.

2/1367, IPM of Adam de Clyfton, the elder, knight. Norfolk: Topecroft. The manor … Cranous. The manor (including a fishery) … The deceased and Constantine de Clyfton, knight, were seised of the manor jointly, … for the whole life of Katharine de Clyfton, a nun of the church of St. Mary, Marham … Frechebrygg. The hundred, … Hilburworth. 2/3rds of the manor … a court and leet, and of a watermill and a fishery … Westbradenham. The manor … Bukenham. The manor with the advowson of the church of Stanhowe … includes a fort (castellum) in ruins … He died on Wednesday after the Conversion of St. Paul last. John son of Constantine de Clyfton, his kinsman, aged 13 years at St. Peter’s Chains last, is his heir. (S) CIsPM.

(S) Journal of the British Arch. Assoc., V24, 1868, P27.

Family notes:

·         Robert de Mortimer s/o §§Sir William de Mortimer (d.11/12/1297, (S) FMG) holding Kingston in Cambridge, Herleveston in Lincoln, and Atleburgh, Scoulton and Bernham in Norfolk. (S) Ess. Tow’s a Topo. Hist. of the Co. of Norfolk, 1739, P345.

·         6/5/1283, William de Mortuo Mari of Atleburgh acknowledges that he owes to R. bishop of Bath and Wells, the chancellor, 12 marks 5s.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Norfolk. (S) CCRs.

·         12/7/1285, The under-written have quittance of the common summons [of the eyre] for common pleas in co. Norfolk: William de Mortuo Mari. (S) CCRs.

Children of Adam and Eleanor:

i. Constantine de Clifton (5910024), born ~1328 in England.

ii. Adam de Clifton, born ? in England.

5/8/1364, Licence, for £40 paid to the king by Adam son of Adam de Clyfton … (S) CPRs.

4/26/1366, … Margery wife of Adam son of Adam de Clyfton, … (S) CPRs.

iii. Eleanor de Clifton, born ? in England.

Eleanor married Sir John de Mauteby.

1403, John died.


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