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  • ID: I12315
  • Name: Clifford Clifton
  • Suffix: Kt
  • Prefix: Sir
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 22 JUN 1626 in Clifton, Nottinghamshire 1
  • Burial: Clifton, Nottinghamshire
  • Death: 22 JUN 1670 2
  • Occupation: MP
  • Note: 3 4 4

    The second surviving son, but after his elder brother had been disinherited, heir, of Sir Gervase Clifton.
    (Transactions of the Thoroton Society of Nottinghamshire. v.87-89 1983-85. Page 42.)
    Died 1673? OR 1669?
    Or married Frances Finch 4 Jul 1650 at Saint Stephen, London, Middlesex?
    Younger son. His elder brother Gervase was the 2nd Bart, but he dsp 14 Jan 1676.Gervase was disinherited from the family estates.
    Biography of Sir Clifford Clifton (1626-1670)
    Clifford was the eldest son of Sir Gervase Clifton, 1st Baronet, by his second wife Lady Frances Clifford. He entered Grays Inn in 1647. His elder half-brother Gervase, later 2nd Baronet, was disinherited from the family estates in the 1650s in favour of Clifford.
    Clifford was knighted in 1661. The previous year he had acted as a Commissioner for the Militia in Nottinghamshire. He was a Justice of the Peace for the county from 1660-1670, Deputy Lieutenant from 1661-1670, and Commissioner for Assessment in Nottinghamshire 1661-1670. He served as M.P. for East Retford in 1659 and again from 1661 until his death in 1670, and was active in many committees.
    In 1666 Sir Clifford succeeded his father to the Clifton estates. The estates passed after his death to his son William. In 1676, on the death of his uncle Sir Gervase Clifton, William also inherited the Clifton baronetcy.
    He married in 1654 Frances, daughter of Sir Heneage Finch, Recorder of London and Speaker of the House of Commons, and had:
    * William, later 3rd Baronet
    * Katherine, m c.1686 Sir John Parsons, 2nd Baronet
    * Arabella (d 1720), m 1685 Admiral Sir Francis Wheeler
    * others, died in infancy
  • _UID: FBBD2E755C694052AFB330FA65B30293EB10
  • Change Date: 5 JUL 2011

    Father: Gervase Clifton b: 9 SEP 1587
    Mother: Frances Clifford b: 10 APR 1595

    Marriage 1 Frances Finch
    • Married: 22 JAN 1654
    1. Has Children Catherine Clifton
    2. Has Children Arabella Clifton b: 1667 in Clifton, Nottinghamshire

    1. Type: Gedcom File
      Title: Pedigree Resource
    2. Text: Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections
      Hallward Library
      University of Nottingham
      Tel: +44 (0) 115 9514565
      Page: 1670
    3. Type: Web Site
      Title: Stirnet Genealogy
      Author: Patrick Barns-Graham
    4. Text: Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections
      Hallward Library
      University of Nottingham
      Tel: +44 (0) 115 9514565

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