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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Sir Roger de Clifton & Margaret de Caily

23640096. Sir Roger de Clifton & 23640097. Margaret de Caily

~1280, Roger born in England, younger s/o §§Sir Gervase de Clifton & Amphilisia Sampson.

1281, Margaret born in England, d/o 47280194. Sir Thomas de Caley & 47280197. Margaret de Norwich.

2/17/1301, Commission … complaint by Thomas Charles that Ralph de Sancto Mauro and Alice his wife, Roger de Clyfton, … [many named] entered his free warren at Fretenham, hunted therein, … co. Norfolk [similar complaint filed for co. Suffolk by the same Thomas.] (S) CPRs.

By 1306, Thomas de Cayley, of Brompton, Yorkshire, gave Margaret in marriage to Roger de Clifton, his esquire.

2/25/1308, Edward II crowned king of England.

1309, Margaret a co-heiress of her 1st cousin Robert de Tattershall.

5/6/1310, Commission … on complaint by Ralph de Camois that William Mareschal, Nicholas le Pykard, Roger de Clyfton, … felled his trees at Flockthorne, co. Norfolk, … (S) CPRs.

Margaret died.


7/30/1316, Thomas de Caley died leaving as his heir Adam de Clifton, son of Roger de Clifton, by Margery his daughter, 9 years of age.

1330, Roger de Clifton of Buckenham castle, Norfolk, died.

6/24/1330, IPM of Roger de Clifton. Essex: Little Waltham. Certain tenements held for life, of the demise of Thomas de Caylly with reversion to the said Thomas and his heirs … Adam son of Roger de Clyftone, aged 24 years, is kinsman and next heir of the said Thomas. (S) CIsPM.

(S) Dormant and Extinct Baronage, Banks, 1807, P268. (S) The Baronetage of England, V2, Betham, 1802, P250. (S) Ess. Tow’s Topo. Hist. of Norfolk, V10, 1809, Topcroft.

Family notes:

·         Topcroft. Sir John de Cove was lord in 1319 and in 1330, in right of Eve his wife, daughter of Robert de Tibetot, and relict of Robert Lord Tateshale. On the death of the last Lord Tateshale, a minor, his inheritance came to his 3 aunts, Emma, married to Sir Osbert Caily; Joan, to Sir Robert de Driby, and Isabel, to Sir John de Orreby. About the end of Edward III’s reign, the whole lordship of this town was held by Sir Adam de Clifton, son of Sir Roger de Clifton, by Margaret, only sister of Sir Thomas de Caily.

Child of Roger and Margaret:

i. Adam de Clifton (11820048), born 1307 in England.

8/7/1316, Commitment to Simon de Driby of the keeping of the lands in Boston, co. Lincoln, and Hunmanby, oo. York, late of Thomas de Cailly (47280194), tenant in chief, until the full age of the heir [Adam]. (S) CFRs.