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  • ID: I27850
  • Name: Beatrix Awtecliffe
  • Sex: F
  • Death: 20 APR 1505
  • Note: 1 2

    aka Hawtcliff or Hatcliffe. Dau of James Hatcliff of Grimthorpe, E Yorkshire.
    Took vow of chastity. (Licence to veil, 12 April 1502). No children by Lord Greystock, but 6 or 7 by her 2nd husband.
    Sister of Richard Hawcliff.
    Her family, though obscure, did become well connected. I have no information about her father than he is named in a modern source. Her brothers seems to include Sir William Hatcliffe who has many descendants and Richard Hatcliffe, Vicar of Nunburnholme who outlived his sister by over 40 years.
    She left a Will made 12 April 1505 and proved 5 June 1505, Test. Ebor. IV p 236, buried at Sancton). She was a formidable character and must not have forgotten that she was once wed to a cousin of King's Edward IV and Richard III and of the mother of King Henry VII.
    She made sure that her daughter wed Henry Thwaites of Lund by abducting the young groom.
    (Timothy J. Owston.
    Beatrix Hatcliffe was the daughter of James Hatcliffe/Hawcklyfe of Grimthorpe, Yorkshire. She married first, at some point after September 20, 1483, as his second wife, Ralph, 2nd baron Greystock (1408-June 1, 1487). He had fifteen children by his first wife but none by Beatrix. Her second husband was Sir Robert Constable of North Cliffe, Yorkshire (c.1445-November 22, 1501). Their marriage license is dated August 18, 1490. Their children were Agnes (d.c.1520), Marmaduke (c.1491-c.1525), Elizabeth, Robert (d.c.1564/5), Anne, Jane (d.1564+), and William. On April 12, 1502, Beatrix became a vowess by taking a vow of chastity. She made her will on that same day three years later and it was proved on June 5, 1505. At that time she had three underage children. She wished Elizabeth to become a nun, but provided for her marriage if she did not agree to enter into religion at the age of twelve.
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  • Change Date: 28 NOV 2012

    Father: James Hatcliff or Hawtcliffe or Awtecliffe

    Marriage 1 Ralph Greystoke
    • Married: 20 SEP 1483 in Hinderskelf
    • Note: By licence

    Marriage 2 Robert Constable
    • Married: ABT 18 AUG 1490
    • Note: Licence date
    1. Has Children Jane Constable
    2. Has Children Agnes Constable

    1. Type: Web Site
    2. Type: Book
      Periodical: Magna Carta Ancestry
      Author: Douglas Richardson
      Date: 2005
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