~1257, Matthew born in Somerset, England, s/o §§Raymond de Clyvedon & Elizabeth Amire.
By 1285, Matthew’s father died; his mother holding the manor of Milton Clevedon of Roger de Moels.
By 1303, Matthew’s brother John, of Somerset and Dorset, deceased.
1303, Matthew held the lands held by his mother in 1285.
4/7/1305, Commission of oyer … on complaint by William Randolf, late mayor of the town of Bristol, that Thomas de Berkeley and Maurice de Berkley, usurping the fee and lordship … they and Matthew de Clivedon, … [many named] … (S) CPRs.
7/7/1307, Edward II became king on the death of his father.
7/20/1310, William de Tracy acknowledges that he owes to Matthew de Clyvedon £3,000; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Gloucester. Matthew de Clyvedon acknowledges that he owes to William de Tracy 200 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Somerset. (S) CCRs. [Usually associated with a marriage settlement.]
1311, Matthew de Clyvedon cut the Southlake Wall in order to relieve Aller Moor of its flood water, which would not disperse in any other way. This led to the inundation of 1000a. of barley, beans, peas and oats, 50a. of meadow and 300a. of pasture. (S) The Draining of the Somerset Levels, Williams, 1970, P55.
9/1311, Agreement … between John dean of Wells and … and William Hughet and Emma his daughter …. Witnesses: Sir John de Bello Campo, Sir Henry de Urciaco, …, Sir Hugh de Popham knights, Nicholas de Moles, Philip de Columbariis, Matthew de Clyvedon, … (S) Calendar of the Manuscripts of the Dean & Chapter of Wells, V1, 1907.
10/24/1311, Matthew de Clyvedon acknowledges that he owes to Reginald de Tudeworth and Richard his son £360; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Somerset. (S) CCRs.
5/3/1313, Matthew de Clyvedon with Robert son of Payn are going beyond seas in the king’s service have letters of protection. (S) CPRs.
2/8/1315, Matthew de Furneaux, knight, Matthew de Clyvedon, knight, … acknowledge that they owe to John son of John de Button, knight, 240 marks. (S) CCRs.
3/5/1316, Matthew de Clyvedon one of the lords of the townships of Ginaton, Aller and [Stoke] Giffard, co. Somerset.
10/8/1316, Mathew de Clivedon the High Sheriff of Devon. (S) Lists and Indexes, V9, 1898, P34.
2/13/1317 at Rockeburne, Conf. … of a charter of Bp. J. Drokensford, … Test. Matthew de Clyvedon, John de Clyvedon, John de Bello Campo de Northone, … .
6/1317, Gift indented by John bishop of Bath and Wells … Witnesses: Sir John de Clevedon, Sir Matthew de Clyvedon knights, …, John le Jew … (S) Liber Albus II.
5/8/1318, A grant made by John bishop of Bath and Wells to John Dacres his yeoman … witnessed by Sir Matthew de Clyvedon, Sir John de Clyvedon, Sir John de Bello Campo of the marsh, Sir Thomas de Welleslegh knights, … (S) Cal. of Manu’s of the Dean and Chap. of Wells, V1, 1907, f.142.
10/8/1316, Commitment during pleasure to Matthew de Clivedon of the county of Devon and the castle of Exeter. (S) CFRs.
1319, Appointment by John de Clyvedon, son of Matthew de Clyvedon, Knight, and Maria de Drokensford, the wife of John, to receive possession from the said Matthew of certain lands in Shipham. Given at Alre.
1319, Matthew de Clievedon summoned against the Scots, to muster at Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
9/7/1319, King Edward at the siege of Berwick-upon-Tweed, Scotland. He had not brought siege engines and had to have them brought by ship. Learning of the invasion of York and the defeat at Myton, Edward abandoned the siege and returned to England.
By 1321, Matthew died. [Matthew’s sons appointed together to hold the castle, town and Barton of Bristol.]
(S) Proceedings, Somerset Arch. And Nat. Hist. Soc., V41, 1895.
· 6/8/1294, John of Clyvedon [died by 1303] summoned to advise on the affairs of the realm with about 60 other barons.
Child of Matthew and ?:
ii. Matthew de Clivedon, born ? in England.
6/1317, Gift indented by John bishop of Bath and Wells, … Witnesses: Sir John de Clevedon, Sir Matthew de Clyvedon, knights, … (S) Reports, Royal Commission, 1907, P484.
4/4/1321, The bishop absolved Sir Matthew, an attendant knight, for the ban of excommunication incurred by violence to Sir Simon Sauvage, Clerk.
5/10/1321, Commitment during pleasure to “his beloved and faithful Matthew de Clyvedon and John de Clyvedon, his brother of the castle, town and barton of Bristol, to keep at the rent of £210 a year. (S) CFRs. [Rescinded because of a previous grant, held for less than a year.]
7/30/1322, Matthew de Clyvedon, knight, of the county of Somerset, an adherent of Thomas, earl of Lancaster, has made fine in 400 marks … he has found as mainpernors Richard Damory, Thomas Lercedekne and Robert de Ardern, knights. (S) CFRs.
8/1322, The sheriff of Somerset and Dorset ordered to pursue Matthew de Clivedon and others.
9/21/1322, Protection for Matthew de Clyvedon, late a contrariant, coming to the king, under a safe conduct, to make ransom for his life and lands.
5/9/1324, Matthew summoned for service.
Bef. 10/4/1324, Matthew died. [Matthew was replaced in an array call for Somerset. (S) CPRs. There is also a 19-year break in this name in the patent rolls.]
i. John de Clivedon (30420694), born ~1280 in England.