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Clifton, of Clifton, co. Nottingham (E Baronet, 1611 - 1829)
Creation: let.pat. 22 May 1611
Extinct: 30 May 1869
Family name: Clifton
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Sir Gervase Clifton, 1st Bt.
posthumous son and heir of George Clifton (by his wife Winifred Thorold, dau. of Sir Anthony Thorold, of Marston, co. Lincoln), 1st son and heir ap. of Sir Gervase Clifton, of Clifton, co. Nottingham
in or shortly before 1613 Hon Penelope Rich (b. c. 1590; d. 26 Oct 1613; bur. at Clifton, co. Nottingham), 2nd dau. of Robert [Rich], 3rd Baron Rich later 1st Earl of Warwick, by his first wife Lady Penelope Devereux, 1st dau. of Walter [Devereux], 1st Earl of Essex, by his wife Lettice Knollys, sister of William [Knollys], 1st Earl of Banbury, and 1st dau. of Sir Francis Knollys KG, by his wife Mary Carey, sister of Henry [Carey], 1st Baron Hunsdon, and dau. of William Carey, Esquire of the Body to King Henry VIII (by his wife Lady Mary Boleyn, mistress of King Henry VIII and elder sister of Lady Anne Boleyn, suo jure Marchioness of Pembroke, herself second wife of King Henry VIII and mother of Queen Elizabeth I, 1st dau. and cohrss. in her issue of Thomas [Boleyn], 1st Earl of Wiltshire and 1st Earl of Ormonde), 2nd son of Sir Thomas Carey, of Chilton Foliat, co. Wiltshire, by his wife Margaret Spencer, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Sir Robert Spencer, of Spencercombe, co. Devon, by his wife Lady Eleanor Butler, widow of James [Butler], 5th Earl of Ormonde, and 1st dau. and cohrss. of Edmund [Beaufort], 1st Duke of Somerset
only child by first wife
1. Sir Gervase Clifton, 2nd Bt.
about 1614 Lady Frances Clifford (b. c. 1594; d. 22 Oct 1627; bur. at Clifton, co. Nottingham), 2nd dau. of Francis [Clifford], 4th Earl of Cumberland, by his wife Grissel Hughes, dau. of Thomas Hughes, of Uxbridge, co. Middlesex
children by second wife
2. Sir Clifford Clifton FRS (d. 22 Jun 1670), mar. 22 Jan 1654 Frances Finch, sister of the half-blood of Heneage [Finch], 1st Earl of Nottingham, and 1st dau. of Sir Heneage Finch, Recorder of London, by his second wife Elizabeth Cradock, dau. of Sir Matthew Cradock, and had issue:
1a. Sir William Clifton, 3rd Bt.
1a. Catherine Clifton, mar. in or before 1686 Sir John Parsons, 2nd Bt., of Langley, co. Buckingham, and had issue
2a. Arabella Clifton (d. 10 Jan 1720), mar. 12 Nov 1685 Admiral Sir Francis Wheeler (d. 1693), and had issue
1. Margaret Clifton (bur. 14 Feb 1697/8 at St James's, Westminster), mar. (1) Sir John South, of Kelstern, co. Lincoln (bapt. 8 Aug 1609; d. bef. Jan 1648/9), (2) Sir William Whichcote, of Dunstan and Hartswell, co. Lincoln, and (3) Robert [Carey], 6th Baron Hunsdon, and had issue by her first and second husbands
2. Elizabeth Clifton, mar. Col Richard Tempest, of Bracewell and Bolling, co. York (d. 30 Nov 1657), and had issue
3. Frances Clifton, mar. Col Anthony Eyre, son of Anthony Eyre, of Rampton, co. Nottingham, by his second wife Mary Neville, dau. of Henry Nevile, of Grove, co. Nottingham
4. Anne Clifton, mar. Sir Francis Rodes, 2nd Bt., of Barlborough, co. Derby, and had issue
5. Lettice Clifton, mar. Clifton Rodes, of Sturton, co. Nottingham, 2nd son of Sir Francis Rodes, 1st Bt., of Barlborough, co. Derby, by his wife Elizabeth Lascelles, dau. and hrss. of Sir George Lascelles, of Sturton and Gateford, co. Nottingham
5 May 1629 Mary Leke (widow of Sir Francis Leke, of Sutton Scarsdale, co. Derby; d. 19 Jan 1630/1; bur. at St Giles, Cripplegate, London), dau. of John Egioke, of Egioke, co. Worcester, by his wife Anne .....
17 May 1632 Isabel Hodges (widow of Alderman John Hodges, Sheriff of London 1622-23; bur. sp. 10 Jul 1637 at Clifton, co. Nottingham), dau. of Thomas Meeke, of Wolverhampton, co. Warwick
Anne South (bur. sp. 1 Jun 1639 at Clifton, co. Nottingham), dau. of Sir Francis South, of Kelstern, co. Lincoln
17 Feb 1640 Jane Eyre (bapt. 23 Nov 1618; bur. 17 Mar 1655 at Clifton, co. Nottingham), dau. of Anthony Eyre, of Rampton, co. Nottingham, by his second wife Mary Neville, dau. of Henry Nevile, of Grove, co. Nottingham
children by sixth wife
3. Robert Clifton, of Blyth, co. Nottingham (b. 1641), mar. 11 Jul 1661 Sarah Parkhurst, dau. of Nathaniel Parkhurst, of Woodford, co. Essex, and had issue:
1a. Sir Gervase Clifton, 4th Bt.
2a. Robert Clifton, of Carlton (d. 1715), mar. his first cousin Frances Packe, dau. of Christopher Packe, of Prestwold, co. Leicester, and had issue:
1b. Robert Clifton, of Walthamstow, co. Essex, mar. 30 Mar 1741 Anne Rowe, and had issue:
1c. ..... Clifton, supposedly the ancestor of Frank Clifton, who assumed the Baronetcy after the death of the 9th Baronet
1c. Catherine Clifton (d. 5 Dec 1819), mar. 1774 as his second wife her second cousin Charles James Packe, of Prestwold, co. Leicester, and had issue
2b. William Clifton, Solicitor of the Excise at Edinburgh 1730-41, mar. Mary ....., and had issue:
1c. Rev William Clifton, Rector of Wilford 1752-56, Vicar of Embleton, co. Northumberland, 1756-88 (b. 12 Jul 1714; d. 31 Oct 1789), mar., and had issue:
1d. Rev William Clifton, Rector of Clifton, co. Nottingham, 1803-30 (b. 1749; d. 16 Jan 1830), mar. 17 Sep 1778 Ann Parsons, dau. and cohrss. of Maj John Parsons, of York, and had issue:
1e. Frances Clifton, mar. 26 Apr 1803 John Beeston, of Leeds, co. York, and had issue
2c. David Clifton (dsp. 1749), mar. (1) 25 Apr 1745 Katharine Baird, dau. of James Baird, of Chesterhall, co. Essex, and (2) May 1749 Rosamont Pearson, dau. of Roger Pearson, of Titlington, co. Northumberland
1c. Catherine Christian Clifton, mar. 18 Dec 1737 Edward Wyvill, General Surveyor of the Excise, Edinburgh (d. 12 Mar 1791), and had issue
4. Charles Clifton (b. c. 1648; dvp. after Aug 1662)
6. Jane Clifton, mar. 1665 Christopher Packe, of Prestwold, co. Leicester (b. 1642; d. 1699), and had issue
7. Mary Clifton (dvp. an infant)
8. Elizabeth Clifton (dvp. young)
17 Dec 1656 Lady Alice Hastings (bur. sp. 29 Mar 1667 in St Giles's-in-the-Fields, co. Middlesex), 1st dau. of Henry [Hastings], 5th Earl of Huntingdon, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Stanley, 3rd dau. and cohrss. of Ferdinando [Stanley], 5th Earl of Derby
28 Jun 1666 (bur. at Clifton, co. Nottingham)
22 May 1611 a Baronet of England, styled "of Clifton, co. Nottingham"
son by first wife
Knight of the Bath at the Coronation of King James I 1603; Sheriff of Nottinghamshire 1610-11; Member of Parliament for Nottinghamshire 1614-25, 1628-29, and 1661-66, for Nottingham 1626, and for Retford 1640; took the side of the King in the Civil War and as a consequence had to pay £7,625 (£1,020,000 at 2012 prices) to the sequestrators of estates of delinquents as a composition
Sir Gervase Clifton, 2nd Bt.
Sarah Pusey (d. 22 Jan 1652; bur. at Clifton, co. Nottingham), dau. of Timothy Pusey, of Selston, co. Nottingham
s.p. 14 Jan 1675 (bur. at Clifton, co. Nottingham)
Sir William Clifton, 3rd Bt.
7 Apr 1663
8 Jun 1686 at Clifton, co. Nottingham
Sir Gervase Clifton, 4th Bt.
Anne Bagnall (mar. (2) Sep 1734 William Blackburne, of Ongar, co. Essex), dau. of Dudley Bagnall, of Newry, co. Down
1. Sir Robert Clifton, 5th Bt.
2. William Clifton (dsp.), mar. ..... Wharton (d. 30 Mar 1733)
3. Alfred Clifton, an Officer in the French and Russian service
4. Dudley Clifton, embraced a religious life
5. George Clifton, mar. Anne Sacheverell, dau. of Robert Sacheverell, and had issue
27 Feb/6 Mar 1730/1 (bur. at Clifton, co. Nottingham)
Sir Robert Clifton, 5th Bt. KB
28 Aug 1723 Lady Frances Coote (dspm. 14 Apr 1733; bur. at Clifton, co. Nottingham), only dau. and hrss. of Nanfan [Coote], 2nd Earl of Bellomont, by his wife Lucia Anna de Nassau, styled Countess of Nassau, sister of Henry [D'Auverquerque], 1st Earl of Grantham, and yst. dau. of Henry of Nassau, Lord of Auverquerque (by his wife Frances van Aersen, dau. of Cornelius van Aersen, Lord of Sommeladyck and Plaata), son of Louis de Nassau, Lord of Auverquerque (by his wife Elizabeth van Hoorn), illegitimate son of Maurice, Count of Nassau and Prince of Orange
only child by first wife
1. Frances Clifton (d. 8 Nov 1786), mar. 23 Mar 1747/8 George [Carpenter], 1st Earl of Tyrconnel, and had issue
2 Jun 1740 Hannah Lombe (d. 16 May 1748; bur. at Clifton, co. Nottingham), 1st dau. and cohrss. of Alderman Sir Thomas Lombe, Sheriff of London 1727-28, by his wife Elizabeth Turner, dau. of John Turner, of Heden, co. Kent
only child by second wife
1. Sir Gervase Clifton, 6th Bt.
11 Feb 1756 Judith Thwaites (d. 13 May 1765; bur. at Clifton, co. Nottingham), dau. of Capt ..... Thwaites, of the East India Company, by his wife Judith Elwick, dau. of John Elwick, a Director of the East India Company
7 Dec 1762 (bur. at Clifton, co. Nottingham)
son by second wife
Knight of the Bath vp. 1725 ; Member of Parliament for East Retford 1727-34 and 1734-41
Sir Gervase Clifton, 6th Bt.
31 May 1744
14 Apr 1766 Frances Egerton Lloyd (bapt. 18 Sep 1746; d. 11 Sep 1779; bur. at Clifton, co. Nottingham), dau. and hrss. of Richard Lloyd, of Aberbrachar, co. Denbigh, and Trelydon, co. Montgomery, by his wife Dorothy Egerton, sister of Rev Juckes Egerton, of Trelydon, co. Montgomery
1. Sir Robert Clifton, 7th Bt.
2. Sir Juckes Granville Clifton later Juckes later Juckes-Clifton, 8th Bt.
3. General Sir Arthur Benjamin Clifton GCB KCH KSA KSW (b. 1771; dsp. 7 Jun 1869)
1. Frances Clifton (d. 8 Dec 1846), mar. 2 Aug 1797 Ven Robert Markham, Rector of Bolton Percy and Archdeacon of York (b. 28 Mar 1768; d. 8 Dec 1846), 5th son of Most Rev William Markham DD, Archbishop of York, by his wife Sarah Goddard, dau. of John Goddard, of Rotterdam, Netherlands, and had issue
26 Sep 1815
Sheriff of Nottinghamshire 1767-68
Sir Robert Clifton, 7th Bt.
29 Apr 1837 (bur. at Clifton, co. Nottingham)
Sheriff of Nottinghamshire 1820
Sir Juckes Granville Clifton later Juckes later Juckes-Clifton, 8th Bt.
1794 Margaret de Lancy, dau. of James de Lancy, of Bath, co. Somerset
21 Aug 1821 Marianne Margarita Swinfen (d. 20 Dec 1860; bur. at Clifton, co. Nottingham), dau. of John Swinfen, of Swinfen, co. Stafford, by his second wife Anne Ford, sister of Sir Francis Ford, 1st Bt., of Ember Court, co. Surrey, and dau. of Francis Ford, of Lears in Barbados, by his wife Elizabeth Hothersall, dau. of John Hothersall, of the Cliff in Barbados
children by second wife
1. Sir Robert Juckes-Clifton, 9th Bt.
1. Marianne Margaret Juckes-Clifton (d. 28 Jul 1891), mar. 12 Jul 1842 Rt Hon Sir Henry Hervey Bruce, 3rd Bt., of Downhill, co. Londonderry, and had issue
1 Oct 1852 (bur. at Clifton, co. Nottingham)
son by second wife
took the name of Juckes only by Royal Warrant 1790 under the will of his great uncle, Rev Juckes Egerton, on succeeding to the Trelydon estate; took the additional name of Clifton by Royal Warrant 1837
Sir Robert Juckes-Clifton, 9th Bt.
24 Dec 1826
4 Mar 1863 Geraldine Isabella O'Meara (d. 1913), dau. of Col John O'Meara
s.p. 30 Mar 1869 (bur. at Clifton, co. Nottingham)
Member of Parliament for Nottingham 1861-66 and 1868-69
On the death of the 9th Baronet the Baronetcy was presumed to have become extinct. The representation of the family devolved on Sir Robert's only sister and heiress, Marianne Margaret, the wife of Sir Henry Hervey Bruce, 3rd Bt., and her descendants. The estates, however, passed to Henry Robert Markham (grandson and heir of the Ven Robert Markham, Archdeacon of York, by Frances, the only sister of the 7th and 8th Baronets), who, by Royal Warrant in 1869, took the name of Clifton. On his death in 1896 the Clifton estates passed to his second cousin, Sir Hervey Juckes Lloyd Bruce, 4th Bt., son of Marianne Margaret.
About 1855 the Baronetcy was assumed by a Mr Francis Clifton, of The Hollies, Fulham, SW London. He was born in 1812 and was the eldest son of Marshall Waller Clifton FRS, a Member of the Legislative Council of the then Colony of Australia, but if or how he was a descendant of the 1st Baronet is not known. "Sir Francis Clifton, 11th Bt." died s.p.m. in 1892 and was succeeded by his brother "Sir Waller Clifton, 12th Bt.". He died unmarried in 1894 and was succeeded in the assumption by his nephew "Sir Robert Symmons Clifton, 13th Bt.", a resident of South Africa. Burke's Landed Gentry (1952 edition, page 467) says that Robert Clifton, of Walthamstow, co. Essex, nephew of the 4th Baronet, was the ancestor of Mr Francis Clifton.
First written 8 May 2012
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