Name: Grisold Hughes
Birth: ABT 1560 in Uxbridge, Middlesex
Death: 16 JUN 1613 in Londesborough, Yorkshire 1
MEM: Inscription [where?] 2
Change Date: 17 MAR 2009
Grisold Hughes made two titled marriages.
By her first husband, Edward Neville (d.1589), Lord
Abergavenny, the son of her grandfather's former jousting companion (DNB, 250), she had no children. Shortly after his death, she married Francis Clifford, 4th Earl of Cumberland (1559-1641). Adrawing of the Clifford coat of arms impaling Hughes shows that the arms borne by the family of Grisold Hughes were similar to those of Hughes of Gwerclas, an ancient Welsh family descended from the royal house of Powys, given as "argent a lion rampant sable armed and langued gules" (Armory; House of Clifford).
Francis Clifford, Grisold Hughes had two daughters, Margaret and Frances, and two sons, George (who died young) and Henry (1592-1643), who succeeded his father as 5th Earl of Cumberland and married Frances Cecil (1593- 1644), daughter of Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salis bury. Henry Clifford died without male heirs and, under the terms of an entail, his lands passed to his redoutable cousin, Lady Anne Clifford (1590-1676), the daughter of his uncle George Clifford (1558- 1605), 3rd Earl of Cumberland (Banks 96; Cokayne 35; Peerage, 13).
As indicated in the foregoing sketch of his career, Sir Griffith Don was closely connected with the court of Henry VIII throughout his life, and his granddaughter Grisold Hughes, whose own father appears to have been a member of an ancient Welsh family, married into two wealthy and titled Elizabethan families.
(Edward De Vere Newsletter)
Father: Thomas Hughes b: ABT 1536
Mother: Elizabeth Dwnn b: ABT 1526
Edward Neville b: 1518 in Newton St Loe, Somerset
Francis Clifford b: 1559 in Skipton Castle, Skipton, Yorkshire
- Frances Clifford b: 10 APR 1595
- Title: Ancestral File
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Publication: Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998
Text: Generally reliable, but not to be taken totally at face value. Mistakes occur, and some of their dating and naming conventions puzzle me.
- Text: East Yorkshire Local History Series no.53 2005
pp 17, 92