RADCLIFFE FAMILY

VI. ORDSALL LINE

John RADCLIFFE of Ordsall (Sir)

Born: ABT 1269, probably Ordsall, Lancashire, England

Died: probably BEF 1314 / 1353

Notes: youngest son. His family's attachment to the cause of insurgent barons under the Earl of Lancaster, led John eventually into the service of the Queen's party, where he was rewarded with the favour of Queen Isabella and the warm friendship of the young Prince Edward, to whose personal service he was attached. Accompanied the Queen and the Prince during their sojourn on the Continent, where they sought the protection of Count William of Hainault, to whose daughter, Phillipa, the boy Prince was contracted by marriage. In Sep 1325 Isabella landed with her son at Orwell in Suffolk, supported by a force of two thousand men, which the Count of Hainault had placed at her disposal. Edward II was deposed and Prince Edward proclaimed in his stead. The following spring Sir John Radcliffe was despatched to Hainault, to conduct Phillippa to England for her marriage to Edward III, and to act as King's Proxy in the preliminaries concerning the marriage. As soon as Edward was firmly established on the throne, having proved his quality by his courage against the Scots in his first expedition of a military nature, the Queen-mother's star began to set. Queen Isabella was banished for the remainder of her life to the seclusion of Castle Rising. During the next five years Sir John Radcliffe was engaged with the King against the Scots, and in 1337 was sent to Flanders to open negotiations for a treaty between the King and the Flemish trading cities, which were anxious to secure the support of the powerful Edward III against the King of France. For several years John Radcliffe remained in Flanders, rendering valiant service in counsel and in arms to Jacob van Artevelde and his associates in Ghent, Bruges, and Ypres. So much so, that when he was asked to name his reward he immediately requested that a number of the Flemish craftsmen should be permitted to return to England, there to teach their arts of manufacture to his own people. The request was readily granted, and he thereupon conducted these men and their families to England, settling them in Lancashire, of which county he had been appointed a Knight of the Shire in 1340. In 1341 John Radcliffe acquired from John de Belshaw the latter's interest in the bailiwick of the serjeancy of Rochdale, 'with all its rights to be held of the chief lord of the fee by accustomed service'. The charter is dated at Whalley 18 Nov 1341, and was witnessed by Richard de Radcliffe, Robert de Radcliffe, John de Clitheroe, and Richard Fyshwycke, Clerk. In 1346 Edward began the siege of the fortress of Calais, which finally capitulated on 4 Aug 1347. During this campaign Sir John Radcliffe was in constant attendance on the King, with a personal entourage of two knights, twelve esquires, and fourteen archers, and so nobly did he distinguish himself throughout the engagements, that the King granted him the right to use what has been described as the proudest family motto in all the nobility of England, the superscription 'Caen, Crecy, Calais', which has been borne by his lineal descendents from that time to the present day. After the surrender of Calais Sir John returned to establish his possession of Ordsall manor, against Sir John Blount and the De Leghs, who had assumed the estate after the death of Sir Robert, his cousin. In the intervals of the lengthy litigation that challenged his occupation until 1359, when his rights in Ordsall lands were finally conceded, he busied himself with public duties, particularly in fostering the new industries his proteges from Flanders had introduced into the district.

Sir John married Joan de Holland, the daughter was Sir Robert Holland, the particular favourite of Thomas, Earl of Lancaster, and his foremost lieutenant. By her first husband, Sir Hugh Dutton, Joan Holland had a son, Sir Thomas Dutton, who was Seneschal and Receiver of the Castle of Halton in Cheshire, and Sheriff of Cheshire, 1356-59. One of his descendants was Sir Ralph Dutton, the prominent Royalist, and another was created Baron Sherborne of Sherborne in 1784. After the death of Sir John, Joan married a third husband in Sir Edmund or Thomas Talbot of Bashall.

The period of Sir John's settling at Ordsall was the time of the Black Death, and an interesting sidelight is thrown on his character when, at a time lands were going out of cultivation for want of labourers and many men were realising their properties and fleeing with their capital abroad, Sir John chose that time to forsake military distinction and apply himself to the illustrious but no less worthy duty of a landed proprietor, the stay of simple men and a helper of the distressed, ministering to the needs of his neighbours and assisting the prosperity of the commonwealt. There was a virulent outbreak of the pestilence in the winter of 1361. It lasted for none months, and in the spring of 1362 Sir John Radcliffe died, a victim perhaps of the sickness that decimated his tenantry. The postmortem inquisition shows him holding Ordsall by knight's service and a rent of six shillings and eightpence, as well as lands in Flixton and elsewhere, including 40 acres in Salford held by knight's service and twenty shillings rent. The Ordsall estate is therein described as including a hall with 5 chambers, kitchen, chapel, 2 stables, 3 granges, 2 shippons, garner, dovecoat, orchard, a windmill, 80 acres of arable land, and 6 acres of meadow. Eight years before, the manor was described as 'a messuage, 120 acres of land, 12 acres of meadow, and 12 acres of wood'.

The manor of Moston was held by the Radcliffes of Ordsall until 1394, when Sir John of Ordsall, grandson of the original Sir John, gave his lands at Moston, presumably for life, to Henry Strangeways. After this Sir John's death in 1422, a dispute arose regarding the possession of Moston, and in 1425 a settlement was arrived at whereby his son and heir, another Sir John, was to hold the Moston lands for life, with the remainder to James, the son of Richard Radcliffe of Radcliffe. The estate remained in the possession of the Tower family until the death of their last heir without issue caused them to pass to the FitzWalter Radcliffes under settlement, and in 1543 Henry, Earl of Sussex, sold Moston Hall to John Reddish. The Ordsall family did, however, retain a portion of the lands in Moston, since Sir William Radcliffe is shown in possession of them at his death in 1568.

Father: Richard RADCLIFFE

Mother: Margaret BUTLER

Married: Joan HOLLAND (b. BET 1273/1276 - d. ABT 1326) (dau. of Robert Holland and Margaret De Salmesbury) (w. of Sir Hugh Dutton - m.3 Sir Edmund Talbot of Bashall) BEF 1301 / 1322, Holland, Lancashire, England

Children:

1. Richard RADCLIFFE

2. Annabel RADCLIFFE

2. Margaret RADCLIFFE (b. 1327)

3. Joan RADCLIFFE (b. 1330)

4. John RADCLIFFE (Sir)

5. Ellen RADCLIFFE

6. Julia RADCLIFFE


John RADCLIFFE (Sir)

Notes: younger son, served with his father in the wars in France and was knighted after the battle of Crecy. His first wife was Ellen, daughter of Thomas del Bothe of Salford and Barton, who, amongst many other benefactions, founded the Chantry of St Catherine in Eccles Church, where he lies buried. In his deed of Foundation Thomas del Bothe appointed as his executors Richard, son of Sir John de Radcliffe, John de Radcliffe, his brother and Ellen del Bothe, his wife, and Thomas de Wyche, rector of Manchester Church. After the death of Ellen, Sir John married Margaret, daughter of Sir Thomas D'Anyers, of Bradley-in-Appleton, Cheshire, who distinguished himself at the Battle of Crecy by rescuing the Standard of the Black Prince and taking prisoner the Earl of Tankerville, Chamberlain to the King of France. After the death of Sir Thomas, the wardship of his daughter and heiress was given to Sir John de Radcliffe, who after an ecclesiastical enquiry regarding his rights married her. Through her mother, Isabel be Bagguley, Margaret was heiress of Clemency de Cheadle. The Cheadles were a branch of the Duttons, and Sir John's mother was the widow of Sir Hugh Dutton when she married his father. Sir John died without issue, and Lady Margaret afterwards was married to Sir John Savage, whose descendants succeeded to the Cheadle estates. Six years later she was again a widow and she was married to a third husband in Sir Piers de Legh, younger son of Robert de Legh of Adlington.

Father: John RADCLIFFE of Ordsall (Sir)

Mother: Joan HOLLAND

Married 1: Ellen Del BOTHE (dau. of Thomas Del Bothe of Salford and Barton)

Married 2: Margaret DANYERS (b. 1347 - d. 24 Jun 1428) (dau. of Sir Thomas D'Anyers of Bradley-in-Appleton and Isabel be Bagguley) (m.2 John Savage - m.3 Piers Legh)


Ellen RADCLIFFE

Father: John RADCLIFFE of Ordsall (Sir)

Mother: Joan HOLLAND

Married: William FAIRFAX of Walton BEF 1349

Children:

1. Thomas FAIRFAX (Esq.)

2. Brian FAIRFAX

3. Richard FAIRFAX (alias Malbis)


Julia RADCLIFFE

Father: John RADCLIFFE of Ordsall (Sir)

Mother: Joan HOLLAND

Married: Henry De LACY of Cromwellbotham

Annabel RADCLIFFE

Born: ABT 1337, Ordsall, Lancashire, England

Father: John RADCLIFFE of Ordsall (Sir)

Mother: Joan HOLLAND

Married: Robert NEVILLE (Esq.)

Children:

1. John NEVILLE (Sir)


Richard RADCLIFFE

Born: ABT 1301 / 1324, probably Ordsall, Lancashire, England

Died: ABT 19 Jul 1380, Rossendale Water

Notes: known as 'Le Puigne' to distinguish him from his cousin Richard of the Tower. In addition to the Ordsall estates he succeeded to his father's offices of Bailiwick of Rochdale and the Stewardship of Blackburn. By his marriage he vastly enhanced his noble status and landed possessions. His wife was Matilda, daughter and heir of Sir John Legh of Booths and Sandbach. She was descended in the paternal line from Hamon de Legh, Lord of the Mediety of High Legh in the reign of Henry II, whose descendants had absorbed by marriage the notable families of Swineshead, Oughtrington, Corona, and Sandbach. By her grandmother, Margaret de Arderne, she was descended from Ralph, Viscount of Bayeux, from the family of Averanches Earls of Chester, and from the noble lines of St. Hillery, Montalt, Orreby, Glanville, and Sackville. Matilda brought to her husband the manor of Sandbach, a moiety of Mobberley, and other extensive possessions of the Arderne inheritance in the county of Chester. Richard was one of the greatest landowners in the counties of Lancashire and Cheshire, for in addition to the wide domains that his wife brought him, he had acquired other portions of the former lands of his own family. Besides Ordsall, he held the manor of Hope within Pendleton, a messuage and 60 acres of land, held by knight's service and a rent of four pounds and two shillings, and Shoresworth, which with Hope had come to the Radcliffes from Margaret de Shoresworth. On his father's death, Richard petitioned for the restitution of lands in Livesey and Tockholes in Blackburnshire, which had been granted to Roger de Radcliffe by Thomas of Lancaster, and had been seized by the Crown on account of the debts which Robert, son of Roger, had left unpaid at his death. His second wife was Sybil, dau. and heiress of Sir Robert de Clitheroe of Salesbury.

Richard was drowned in Rossendale Water, while exercising his official duties, on the Thursday before the feast of St. Margaret in 1380. After Richard's death Sybil was married again to Sir Richard de Mauleverer, to whom she bore a daughter, Isabella, who was married to John Talbot, and whose descendents had Salesbury for their inheritance. Sybil's third husband was Sir Roger de Fulthorpe, Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas in Ireland. In 1388 Sir Roger was convicted at Westminster of 'divers betrayals of trust' and his lands were made forfeit to the King. These properties on the death of Sybil reverted to the Lord of Ordsall. Sybil was living in 1406, when the Bishop of Lichfield granted her a licence as Lady of Salesbury for Mass to be celebrated 'submissa voce' within her manor of Salesbury.

Father: John RADCLIFFE of Ordsall (Sir)

Mother: Joan HOLLAND

Married 1: Maud (Matilda) LEIGH (dau. of John Legh and Elizabeth Sandbach)

Children:

1. John RADCLIFFE of Ordsall (Sir)

2. Joan RADCLIFFE

Married 2: Sybil CLITHEROE (dau. of Robert De Clitheroe) (m.2 Richard Mauleverer - m.3 Sir Roger De Fulthorpe)

Children:

3. Joan RADCLIFFE


Joan RADCLIFFE

Father: Richard RADCLIFFE

Mother: Maud (Matilda) LEIGH

Married: James BOSVILLE of Chevet (Esq.)


Joan RADCLIFFE

Born: ABT 1353

Father: Richard RADCLIFFE

Mother: Sybil CLITHEROE

Married: Richard De HOGHTON (Sir Sheriff of Lancashire) (b. 1342 - d. 1422) ABT 1369, Lea Hall, Preston, Lancashire, England

Children:

1. William HOGHTON (Sir)

2. Margaret HOGHTON


John RADCLIFFE of Ordsall (Sir)

Born: ABT 1333, probably Ordsall, Lancashire, England

Died: 8 Aug 1422, Ordsall, Lancashire, England

Notes: was twenty-four years old when he succeeded to his inheritance. He lived through the reigns of three monarchs, Richard II, Henry IV and Henry V. John entered military service at an early age, desiring no doubt to emulate the fame of his grandfather, and was associated with his kinsman, Sir Thomas Holland, Earl of Kent, half-brother to King Richard. In 1385 he was amongst those chosen by the Earl of Kent to accompany him when he went to take up his appointment as Captain of Cherbourg, and the King's protection was granted to Radcliffe for the safeguarding of his estates during his absence abroad. For some reason his plans were changed; he did not go to Normandy, and the protection was withdrawn. In that year Charles VI of France determined to invade England, and assembled a great army in Flanders, with an armada at the port of Sluys to convey them across. The young King's uncles wisely dissuaded him from the enterprise, and the expedition was abandoned. It is probable that the services of John Radcliffe were more necessary at home at such a time than they would be overseas. The incompetence of King Richard forced the support of the nation to his uncle, the Duke of Gloucester, whose appointment as head of the Great Council the King was forced to concede. Gradually the power of the Lancastrian party was rising and the Lord of Ordsall was a devoted adherent of that house. John of Gaunt died in 1399, and Richard thereupon seized his immense estates and kept them, notwithstanding his letters patent to the banished Henry of Lancaster permitting him to take possession of his lawful inheritance. According to the Deputy Keeper's Reports, the Radcliffe title to Ordsall was challenged at this time, from which it might appear that Sir John was with Duke Henry in his exile. Within a short time, however, Henry landed at Ravenspur, Richard was deposed, and Lancaster was proclaimed King as Henry VI. Throughout the fourteen years of his reign the new King found Sir John ever a gallant champion of his cause. He fought at Hateley Field, and was amongst those whom King Henry held in constant favour. When Henry V succeeded his father, Radcliffe like his cousin at Attleburgh was appointed to the personal service of the King, and was given a captaincy in the French war. Though now an elderly man Sir John bore himself with distinction at Agincourt. He was present at the capture of Caen and the Siege of Rouen, and in 1421 was chosen by the King for election to the Order of the Garter. This honour was actually denied him, however, for he died before the Feast of St. George following. ABT 1375 he married Margaret, daughter of Sir Henry Trafford, whose manor house faced the hall of Ordsall across the River Irwell. Sir Henry was a considerable landowner of the county, and a notable knight who had won fame in the campaigns of Edward III. Margaret survived her husband, she is said to have been married again, shortly after Sir John's death, to Robert Orrell of Turton, though she was then past her sixtieth year. In 1413, the year that Henry IV died, Sir John had a dispute with his sons, and agreed to accept the arbitration therein of Ralph Radcliffe, son of Sir Ralph of Smithills, apparently with successful result. At the death of Sir John it was found that the Rochdale Bailiwick was worth nothing, as the outgoings exceeded the receipts. In 1430 therefore his heir sold the family interest in the bailiwick and serjeancy of Rochdale to Sir John Byron.

Father: Richard RADCLIFFE

Mother: Maud (Matilda) LEIGH

Married: Margaret TRAFFORD (dau. of Sir Henry Trafford) (m.2 Robert Orrell of Turton) ABT 1371

Children:

1. John RADCLIFFE of Ordsall (Sir)

2. Richard RADCLIFFE (Steward of Blackburnshire)

3. Edmund RADCLIFFE (d. 1446)

4. Peter RADCLIFFE (d. 1468)

5. Alured RADCLIFFE (d. 1462)

6. Elizabeth RADCLIFFE

7. Joan RADCLIFFE


Elizabeth RADCLIFFE

Father: John RADCLIFFE of Ordsall (Sir)

Mother: Margaret TRAFFORD

Married: Richard VENABLES of Kinderton (Sir)


Joan RADCLIFFE

Father: John RADCLIFFE of Ordsall (Sir)

Mother: Margaret TRAFFORD

Married 1: Robert RADCLIFFE of Todmorden

Married 2: Robert SMETHWICK of Smethwick


Richard RADCLIFFE (Steward of Blackburnshire)

Born: 1375, Ordsall, Lancashire, England

Died: 1448, London, Middlesex, England

Father: John RADCLIFFE of Ordsall (Sir)

Mother: Margaret TRAFFORD


John RADCLIFFE of Ordsall (Sir)

Born: ABT 1365 / 1377, probably Ordsall, Lancashire, England

Died: 26 Jul 1442

Notes: eldest son and heir, was born at Ordsall in 1377. At the age of nineteen he married Clemency, daughter of Hugh de Standish of Duxbury. The mother of Clemency, Alice, was a Standish of Standish, her uncle, Ralph, was Sheriff of Lancashire in 1392, and a cousin, John, was one of the heroes of Agincourt. On their marriage, his father settled on John the manors of Hope and Shoresworth, and the young couple made their home at Hope Hall. John, like his father, was a soldier, and served in the French wars, wherein he was accorded the honour of knighthood, and remained in active service until his death. He was forty four years of age when his father died, opening John's succession to Ordsall, and he remained in possession for twenty-one years. That he was an addict to the extravagant fashions of the day is adduced from the fact that in 1428 he was summoned by his brother, Alured, for an offence against the sumptuary laws, a series of edicts passed in the reigns of Edward II and Edward III and renewed more forcibly under Richard II, which sought to restrain undue expenditure on elaborate and fantastic apparel. Proclamations were issued against 'outrageous and excessive multitude of meats and dishes which the great men of the kingdom still use in their castles, ... and persons of inferior rank imitating their example beyond what their stations required of their circumstances could afford'. The lavish hospitality at the hall of Ordsall no doubt made Sir John's brothers anxious, lest their own patrimonial portion should be dissipated. Sir John died 26 Jul 1442 in his sixty-fifth year holding Ordsall by the ancient services. His wife, Clemency, had predeceased him, and he had married again. To his widow, Joan, he left for the period of her life his lands in Flixton, Shoresworth, Hope, and Tockholes.

Father: John RADCLIFFE of Ordsall (Sir)

Mother: Margaret TRAFFORD

Married 1: Clemence STANDISH (dau. of Hugh Standish and Alice Standish) 13 Mar 1395/6

Children:

1. Alexander RADCLIFFE of Ordsall (Sir Knight)

2. John RADCLIFFE

3. Hugh RADCLIFFE (d. 1444)

4. Robert RADCLIFFE

Married 2: Joan ?


John RADCLIFFE

Died: 1444, Little Bolton, Eccles, England

Notes: killed with his brother Hugh in an affray at Little Bolton.

Father: John RADCLIFFE of Ordsall (Sir)

Mother: Clemence STANDISH

Married: ?

Children:

1. Alice RADCLIFFE


Alice RADCLIFFE

Father: John RADCLIFFE

Mother: ?

Married: William ELCOTT of Handsworth


Alexander RADCLIFFE of Ordsall (Sir Knight)

Born: ABT 1416, probably Ordsall, Lancashire, England

Died: 20 Jul 1475

Notes: had received from his father a moiety of Flixton on his marriage to Agnes Harrington, the daughter of Sir William Harrington of Hornby Castle; and Shoresworth.

In 1455 Sir Alexander was a knight of the shire. The Booths of Barton, a powerful landed family, the bounds of whose estates ran partly with the Radcliffe lands. On the Monday after Low Sunday in the year 1444 John Radcliffe, his brother Hugh, and a party of their friends, including their uncle, Peter Radcliffe, were hunting in the Wheaste, which was part of the royal forest adjacent to their estates. As they approached the manor house of Little Bolton, their way was challenged by William Gawen, the lord of the manor, who had summoned to his support Sir Thomas Booth of Barton, with his sons, Nicholas and Henry, and a strong force of armed retainers. In the fracas that ensued John Radcliffe was slain by one of the Booths, Hugh Radcliffe died at the hands of Lawrence Hyde, of the Barton faction, and the two others of the Radcliffe party, Ralph Oldham and Nicholas Johnson, were also killed. Peter Radcliffe was responsible for the death of Peter Cowapp of Barton. All the delinquents were brought to trial but were acquitted. Subsequently, Sir Alexander again proceeded against the Booths at a later assize, when Henry and Nicholas Booth received sentence of outlawry. In 1455 the Wars of the Roses began with the first Battle of St. Albans, and the Radcliffes were prominent in their support of the Lancastrian cause. At the battle of Wakefield in 1640 Lady Agnes Radcliffe lost her brother, Sir Thomas Harrington of Hornby, and her nephew, Sir John Harrington, who both fell fighting on the King's side. Sir Alexander himself died in 1475. Lady Agnes survived him fifteen years.

Father: John RADCLIFFE of Ordsall (Sir)

Mother: Clemence STANDISH

Married: Agnes HARRINGTON

Children:

1. William RADCLIFFE of Ordsall (Sir)

2. Robert RADCLIFFE

3. Alexander RADCLIFFE

4. Thomas RADCLIFFE

5. John RADCLIFFE

6. Isabella RADCLIFFE

7. Catherine RADCLIFFE

8. Anne RADCLIFFE


Alexander RADCLIFFE

Notes: became the ancestor of a line of Radcliffes settled in the counties of Buckingham and Middlesex.

Father: Alexander RADCLIFFE of Ordsall (Sir Knight)

Mother: Agnes HARRINGTON

Married: Anne TRAVERS


Isabella RADCLIFFE

Born: 1445, Ordsall, Lancashire, England

Died: 20 Jun 1497 / 20 Jun 1518, Brixworth, Northamptonshire, England

Father: Alexander RADCLIFFE of Ordsall (Sir Knight)

Mother: Agnes HARRINGTON

Married: James HARRINGTON of Wolfege (Sir Knight) 1464, Westleigh, Lancashire, England

Children:

1. Agnes HARRINGTON

2. William HARRINGTON

3. Elizabeth HARRINGTON (b. ABT 1467)

4. Alice HARINGTON

5. Eleanor HARRINGTON

6. Joan (Jennet) HARRINGTON

7. Margaret HARRINGTON

8. Catherine HARRINGTON

9. Isabel HARRINGTON

10. Anne HARRINGTON

11. Clemence HARRINGTON


Catherine RADCLIFFE

Father: Alexander RADCLIFFE of Ordsall (Sir Knight)

Mother: Agnes HARRINGTON

Married: Thomas DAVENPORT of Henbury


Anne RADCLIFFE

Father: Alexander RADCLIFFE of Ordsall (Sir Knight)

Mother: Agnes HARRINGTON

Married: John TALBOT of Salmesbury


Thomas RADCLIFFE

Father: Alexander RADCLIFFE of Ordsall (Sir Knight)

Mother: Agnes HARRINGTON

Married: ?

Children:

1. Ralph RADCLIFFE

Ralph RADCLIFFE

Born: ABT 1519

Died: 1559

Notes: ancestor of the Radcliffes of Hitchin Priory.

Father: Thomas RADCLIFFE

Mother: ?

Married: Elizabeth MARSHALL

Children:

1. Ralph RADCLIFFE

2. Edward RADCLIFFE (Sir)


Edward RADCLIFFE (Sir)

Died: 1632

Notes: physician to King James I.

Father: Ralph RADCLIFFE

Mother: Elizabeth MARSHALL

Married: Martha WILCOX (dau. of William Wilcox)

Children:

1. Son RADCLIFFE


William RADCLIFFE of Ordsall (Sir)

Died: 15 May 1497/8

Buried: Manchester Church, Lancashire, England

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: Alexander RADCLIFFE of Ordsall (Sir Knight)

Mother: Agnes HARRINGTON

Married: Jane TRAFFORD (dau. of Sir Edmund Trafford and Alicia Venables) (m.2 Sir James Byron of Clayton - m.3 Sir John Talbot of Salmesbury) ABT 1443

Children:

1. William RADCLIFFE (d. 15 May 1497)

2. John RADCLIFFE

3. Elizabeth RADCLIFFE

4. Anne RADCLIFFE

5. Eleanor RADCLIFFE

6. Clemency RADCLIFFE

7. Jane RADCLIFFE

8. Isabel RADCLIFFE


Elizabeth RADCLIFFE

Father: William RADCLIFFE of Ordsall (Sir)

Mother: Jane TRAFFORD

Married: John DOMVILLE of Lymme


Anne RADCLIFFE

Father: William RADCLIFFE of Ordsall (Sir)

Mother: Jane TRAFFORD

Married 1: Thomas TYLDESLEY of Wardley (Sir)

Married 2: Henry FARINGTON of Wednacre (Sir)


Eleanor RADCLIFFE

Father: William RADCLIFFE of Ordsall (Sir)

Mother: Jane TRAFFORD

Married: Robert RADCLIFFE of Agecroft Hall


Clemency RADCLIFFE

Father: William RADCLIFFE of Ordsall (Sir)

Mother: Jane TRAFFORD

Married 1: James HOLME of Darcy Holme

Married 2: John CHETHAM of Nuthurst


Jane RADCLIFFE

Father: William RADCLIFFE of Ordsall (Sir)

Mother: Jane TRAFFORD

Married: Alexander HEPWORTH of Hollingworth


Isabel RADCLIFFE

Father: William RADCLIFFE of Ordsall (Sir)

Mother: Jane TRAFFORD

Married: Robert CHETHAM


John RADCLIFFE

Died: 14 Apr 1497

Notes: married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir William Brereton of Brereton, co. Chester, a kinsman of the Venables and descended from the same stock. John died on the 12 Apr 1497 leaving a family of two sons, Alexander, who succeeded his grandfather, William, and three daughters, Christina, Anna, and Elizabeth

Father: William RADCLIFFE of Ordsall (Sir)

Mother: Jane TRAFFORD

Married: Elizabeth BRERETON

Children:

1. Alexander RADCLIFFE of Ordsall (Sir Knight)

2. Margaret RADCLIFFE

3. William RADCLIFFE

4. Christina RADCLIFFE

5. Anne RADCLIFFE

6. Elizabeth RADCLIFFE


Margaret RADCLIFFE

Born: ABT 1503

Died: AFT 1550

Father: John RADCLIFFE

Mother: Elizabeth BRERETON

Married: Thurstan PARR of Kempnough and Cleworth ABT 1521, Kempnough, Lancashire, England


Alexander RADCLIFFE of Ordsall (Sir Knight)

Born: ABT 1476

Died: 5 Feb 1548/9

Notes: Grandson and heir of Sir William, was twenty two years old at the age of his succession. He married Alice, daughter of Sir John Booth of Barton, the same family with which three generations before his family had been in fierce feud. Alexander was eight years the senior of his kinsmen, Robert, Lord FitzWalter, with whom he as on terms of intimate friendship, the two cousins serving their military appreticeship together. At the Battle of the Spurs Alexander conducted himself with distinction and was knighted by Henry VIII at Lille. Returning to Lancashire, after peace with France had been arranged, Alexander applied himself to official duties wish so much zeal and ability that he rapidly rose to be one of the great figures in the county. He served the office of High Sheriff on four occasions, in 1523-4, 1528-9, 1538-9 and 1547-8. This was the high tide of the Reformation, and though his family were afterwards persecuted for recusancy it would appear that the sympathies of Sir Alexander with the new order were strong enough to provide proof of his loyalty. He was Serjeant of Salford when Henry VIII, deceived by his nephew, James V of Scotland, at the instigation of the wily Cardinal Beaton, determined to invade the kingdom of the Scots, and Sir Alexander gathered a great muster of his townsmen from the neighbourhood of Salford to take part in the expedition. Alexander died on the 5 Feb 1548 in his seventy-third year and was buried in the Collegiate Church at Manchester. At his death he was holding, besides his chief manor of Ordsall, lands in Salford, Flixton, Hope, Tockholes, and Livesey, tenements in Shoresworth, Pendleton, and Moston, and three parts of the manor of Newcroft in Urmston.

Father: John RADCLIFFE

Mother: Elizabeth BRERETON

Married: Alice BOOTH (dau. of John Booth)

Children:

1. William RADCLIFFE of Ordsall (Sir)

2. Alexander RADCLIFFE

3. John RADCLIFFE

4. Edmund RADCLIFFE

5. Anne RADCLIFFE

6. Elizabeth RADCLIFFE

7. Eleanor RADCLIFFE


John RADCLIFFE

Notes: in Holy Orders.

Father: Alexander RADCLIFFE of Ordsall (Sir Knight)

Mother: Alice BOOTH

Edmund RADCLIFFE

Notes: living at his father's death at Chenies in Buckingham, though his regular place of residence was at Ordsall, where he died.

Father: Alexander RADCLIFFE of Ordsall (Sir Knight)

Mother: Alice BOOTH

Anne RADCLIFFE

Father: Alexander RADCLIFFE of Ordsall (Sir Knight)

Mother: Alice BOOTH

Married: Edmund TRAFFORD (Sir)

Children:

1. Edmund TRAFFORD (Sir) (b. 3 Jun 1526 - d. 1590) (m. Mary Howard)


Elizabeth RADCLIFFE

Father: Alexander RADCLIFFE of Ordsall (Sir Knight)

Mother: Alice BOOTH

Married: John ATHERTON (Sir)


Eleanor RADCLIFFE

Born: ABT 1512, Ordsall, Lancashire, England

Buried: 15 Jan 1611/2, Walton, Lancashire, England

Father: Alexander RADCLIFFE of Ordsall (Sir Knight)

Mother: Alice BOOTH

Married: Richard MOLYNEUX of Sefton (d. ABT 1568) ABT 1532, Sefton, Lancashire, England

Children:

1. John MOLYNEUX (b. 1525) (m. Anne Radcliffe)

2. Alexander MOLYNEUX

3. Anthony MOLYNEUX (b. 1527 - d. 1568)

4. Jane MOLYNEUX

5. Alice MOLYNEAUX (b. 1531 - d. 11 May 1581)

6. James MOLYNEUX

7. Maria MOLYNEUX

8. Anne MOLYNEUX(d. BEF 1591)

9. Eleanor MOLYNEUX (d. 1593)

10. Margaret MOLINEAUX (b. 1541 - d. 21 Jun 1617)

11. Richard MOLYNEUX

12. William MOLYNEUX (d. 1567) (m. Bridget Carryll)

13. Robert MOLYNEUX

14. Ellen MOLINEUX (b. 1548 - d. 9 Oct 1637)

15. Thomas MOLYNEUX

16. Arthur MOLYNEUX


William RADCLIFFE of Ordsall (Sir)

Born: 1502, Ordsall, Lancashire, England

Died: 12 Oct 1568, Ordsall, Lancashire, England

Buried: Manchester Church

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: Alexander RADCLIFFE of Ordsall (Sir Knight)

Mother: Alice BOOTH

Married 1: Margaret TRAFFORD (dau. of Sir Edmund Trafford)

Children:

1. Alexander RADCLIFFE (Sir)

2. John RADCLIFFE of Ordsall (Sir)

3. Richard RADCLIFFE of Newcroft (Sir)

4. Alice RADCLIFFE

5. Ellen RADCLIFFE

Married 2: Anne CATTERALL (d. 1551) (dau. of Ralph Catterall) (w. of Sir John Towneley of Towneley, High Sheriff of Lancashire) ABT 1542

Married 3: Catherine BELLINGHAM (dau. and co-heiress of Sir Robert Bellingham of Burneside) (w. of Sir Richard Assheton of Middleton)


Alexander RADCLIFFE (Sir)

Born: ABT 1534

Died: Sep 1568

Notes: eldest son, a young man of striking presence and splendid courage, who was knighted during the Scottish expedition in 1560. He married Frances, the daughter and heiress of Christopher Wymbush, Esquire, of Nocton in Lincolnshire, and widow of Sir Richard Towneley of Towneley. Alexander's marriage took place in 1555, but had no issue. By her first marriage, Frances had an only daughter, Mary, who married her cousin John Towneley, in which family her mother's inheritance descended.

Father: William RADCLIFFE of Ordsall (Sir)

Mother: Margaret TRAFFORD

Married: Frances WYMBUSH (dau. and heiress of Christopher Wymbush of Nocton, Esq.) 1555


Alice RADCLIFFE

Notes: her husband was a descendant of Sir Brian Tunstall, the 'stainless knight of Flodden Field'.

Father: William RADCLIFFE of Ordsall (Sir)

Mother: Margaret TRAFFORD

Married: Francis TUNSTALL of Thurland Castle


Ellen RADCLIFFE

Notes: her husband rebuilt Standish Hall in 1574.

Father: William RADCLIFFE of Ordsall (Sir)

Mother: Margaret TRAFFORD

Married: Edward STANDISH of Standish

Children:

1. Alexander STANDISH (Sir) (d. 1624) (m. Elizabeth Hawarden)

2. Son STANDISH

3. Son STANDISH

4. Son STANDISH


Richard RADCLIFFE of Newcroft (Sir)

Born: ABT 1540

Died: 13 Jan 1602

Buried: Flixton Church

Father: William RADCLIFFE of Ordsall (Sir)

Mother: Margaret TRAFFORD

Married 1: Bridget CARRYLL (b. AFT 1532 - d. AFT 1567) (dau. of John Caryll of Warnam and Elizabeth Palmer) (w. of William Molyneux)

 

Children:

1. Alexander RADCLIFFE

2. Francis RADCLIFFE (d. 2 Feb 1635)

3. Richard RADCLIFFE (d. 1602)

Married 2: Margaret RADCLIFFE ABT 1579

Children:

4. William RADCLIFFE of Newcroft

5. John RADCLIFFE

6. Marie RADCLIFFE


Alexander RADCLIFFE

Died: Apr 1628

Father: Richard RADCLIFFE of Newcroft (Sir)

Mother: Bridget CARRYLL

Married: Clemency HAWARDEN (d. Sep 1615) (dau. of Adam Hawarden of Woolston)

Children:

1. Son RADCLIFFE (bur. 18 Feb 1607, Flixton)


William RADCLIFFE of Newcroft

Born: Jul 1581

Died: 1642

Notes: Foxdenton, Chadderton and Newcroft.

Father: Richard RADCLIFFE of Newcroft (Sir)

Mother: Margaret RADCLIFFE

Married: Susan COOTE (dau. of Christopher Coote of Loxham)

Children:

1. William RADCLIFFE of Foxdenton (Sir) (d. 1647) (m. Elizabeth Egerton)

2. Alexander RADCLIFFE of Foxdenton (d. 1654) (m. Mary Barker)

3. Susan RADCLIFFE (b. 1614 - d. Jan 1696) (m. Alexander Potter of Manchester)

4. Mary RADCLIFFE (d. 1693) (m. John Byrom)

5. Robert RADCLIFFE (d. 23 Oct 1642, Edgehill)

6. Margaret RADCLIFFE (d. AFT Nov 1651)

7. Elizabeth RADCLIFFE

8. Anne RADCLIFFE


John RADCLIFFE of Ordsall (Sir)

Born: ABT 1536

Died: 19 Jan 1589, Ordsall Hall,Lancashire,England

Buried: 11 Feb 1589, Manchester Church, Lancashire, England

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: William RADCLIFFE of Ordsall (Sir)

Mother: Margaret TRAFFORD

Married: Anne ASSHAWE (dau. and heiress of Thomas Asshawe of Elston and Mary Anderton)

Children:

1. Alexander RADCLIFFE of Ordsall (Sir Knight)

2. Margaret RADCLIFFE

3. William RADCLIFFE (Capt.)

4. Jane RADCLIFFE

5. John RADCLIFFE of Ordsall (Sir)

6. Thomas RADCLIFFE

7. Edmund RADCLIFFE

8. Alicia RADCLIFFE (bapt. 14 Jun 1580)

9. Anne RADCLIFFE (bapt. 9 Oct 1583 - d. 29 Sep 1601, unm.)


Alexander RADCLIFFE of Ordsall (Sir Knight)

Born: 1573, Ordsall Hall, Lancashire, England

Christened: 26 Jan 1573, Manchester Church, Lancashire, England

Died: 5 Aug 1599, Ireland

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: John RADCLIFFE of Ordsall (Sir)

Mother: Anne ASSHAWE


Margaret RADCLIFFE

Christened: 26 Jan 1573, Manchester Church, Lancashire, England

Died: 10 Nov 1599, Richmond Palace

Buried: Church of St. Margaret, Westminster

Notes: See her Biography.

Father: John RADCLIFFE of Ordsall (Sir)

Mother: Anne ASSHAWE


William RADCLIFFE (Capt.)

Born: 1577

Baptized: 28 Jun 1577, Manchester Church, Lancashire, England

Died: 1598, Fort of Blackwater, Ireland

Notes: Captain in the Irish Army under Sir Henry Bagenal, to whom he fell in battle at the Fort of Blackwater in 1598, fighting against the rebels under the Earl of Tyrone.

Father: John RADCLIFFE of Ordsall (Sir)

Mother: Anne ASSHAWE


Jane RADCLIFFE

Born: 1575, Orsall Hall, Lancashire, England

Christened: 14 Jun 1575, Manchester Church, Lancashire, England

Notes: Lady-in-Waiting to Alice, Countess of Derby, daughter of Sir John Spencer of Althorp, and wife to Ferdinando, fifth Earl of Derby.

Father: John RADCLIFFE of Ordsall (Sir)

Mother: Anne ASSHAWE

Married: Ralph CONSTABLE of Easington (Sir) ABT 1605

Children:

1. Robert CONSTABLE


John RADCLIFFE of Ordsall (Sir)

Born: 1581, Ordsall Hall, Lancashire, England

Christened: 24 Feb 1581, Manchester Church, Lancashire, England

Died: 29 Oct 1627

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: John RADCLIFFE of Ordsall (Sir)

Mother: Anne ASSHAWE

Married: Alice BYRON (dau. of Sir John Byron of Newstead Priory and Anne Molyneaux)

Children:

1. Alexander RADCLIFFE of Ordsall (Sir Knight)

2. Mary RADCLIFFE

3. Alicia RADCLIFFE

4. Anne RADCLIFFE


Mary RADCLIFFE

Father: John RADCLIFFE of Ordsall (Sir)

Mother: Alice BYRON

Married 1: John STANHOPE of Elvaston (Sir)

Children:

1. John STANHOPE (d. 26 Mar 1662) (m. Jane Curzon)

Married 2: John GELL of Hopton (Sir)

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Mary Radcliffe

 Portrait by William Larkin, 1610-13


Alexander RADCLIFFE of Ordsall (Sir Knight)

Born: 27 Apr 1608, Ordsall Hall, Lancashire, England

Christened: 4 May 1608, Manchester Church, Lancashire, England

Died: 14 Apr 1654, Ordsall Hall, Lancashire, England

Buried: Manchester Church, Lancashire, England

Notes: carried the purple robe at the coronation of King Charles I in 1625, on which occasion he was made a Knight of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath. Some sources says thet his wife was the natural dau. of Robert Devereax, 3 E. Essex, and not the dau. of his kinsman, the Earl of Sussex.

Father: John RADCLIFFE of Ordsall (Sir)

Mother: Alice BYRON

Married: Jane RADCLIFFE 7 Jun 1623, St. James Church, Clerkenwell, England

Children:

1. John RADCLIFFE

2. Alexander RADCLIFFE

3. Sussex RADCLIFFE (bur. 30 Sep 1649, St. Andrews Church)

4. Humphey RADCLIFFE

5. Charles RADCLIFFE (bur. 31 Dec 1653, St. Andrews Church)

6. Robert RADCLIFFE

7. Mary RADCLIFFE

8. Frances RADCLIFFE

9. Jane RADCLIFFE

10. Anne RADCLIFFE

11. Margaret RADCLIFFE


John RADCLIFFE

Born: 1632

Father: Alexander RADCLIFFE of Ordsall (Sir Knight)

Mother: Jane RADCLIFFE

Married 1: Sarah ?

Children:

1. John RADCLIFFE

2. Sarah RADCLIFFE

3. Jane RADCLIFFE

4. Elizabeth RADCLIFFE

Married 2: Judith BOWCHER 2 May 1661, St. Mary Church, Woolnoth


Alexander RADCLIFFE

Born: 1633, Ordsall Hall, Lancashire, England

Died: 24 Jul 1682, High Holborn

Father: Alexander RADCLIFFE of Ordsall (Sir Knight)

Mother: Jane RADCLIFFE

Married: ?

Children:

1. Alexander RADCLIFFE


Humphey RADCLIFFE

Died: Jan 1663, Ordsall Hall, Lancashire, England

Father: Alexander RADCLIFFE of Ordsall (Sir Knight)

Mother: Jane RADCLIFFE

Married: Margaret RADLEY

Children:

1. Margaret RADCLIFFE


Robert RADCLIFFE

Born: 1 Nov 1650, Attleborourgh

Died: 20 Feb 1685, Radclyffes Hollow, Bowdon Downs

Buried: 21 Feb 1685, Northenden Church

Father: Alexander RADCLIFFE of Ordsall (Sir Knight)

Mother: Jane RADCLIFFE

Married: Anne EYRE 27 Feb 1676

Children:

1. Alexander RADCLIFFE

2. Mary RADCLIFFE

3. Frances RADCLIFFE

4. Edward RADCLIFFE


Frances RADCLIFFE

Born: ABT 1620

Father: Alexander RADCLIFFE of Ordsall (Sir Knight)

Mother: Jane RADCLIFFE

Married: Michael WENTWORTH

Children:

1. Darcy WENTWORTH

2. Robert WENTWORTH

3. Anne WENTWORTH



VII. MELLOR LINE

Robert RADCLIFFE

Father: John RADCLIFFE of Ordsall (Sir)

Mother: Clemence STANDISH

Married: Emma MELLOR (dau. of Roger Mellor)

Children:

1. Robert RADCLIFFE

2. John RADCLIFFE


John RADCLIFFE

Father: Robert RADCLIFFE

Mother: Emma MELLOR

Married: Joan ?

Robert RADCLIFFE

Father: Robert RADCLIFFE

Mother: Emma MELLOR

Married: Jane DUKENFIELD

Children:

1. John RADCLIFFE


John RADCLIFFE

Father: Robert RADCLIFFE

Mother: Jane DUKENFIELD

Married 1: Margaret HOLLAND (dau. of Thurstan Holland)

Children:

1. Robert RADCLIFFE

2. John RADCLIFFE

Married 2: Margaret STAFFORD

Robert RADCLIFFE

Father: John RADCLIFFE

Mother: Margaret HOLLAND

Married 1: Jane ARDERNE (dau. of Perkin Arderne)

Children:

1. Bridget RADCLIFFE

Married 2: Catherine NEEDHAM (dau. of Thomas Needham)

Children:

2. Robert RADCLIFFE


Bridget RADCLIFFE

Father: Robert RADCLIFFE

Mother: Jane ARDERNE

Married: Fulke SUTTON

Robert RADCLIFFE

Father: Robert RADCLIFFE

Mother: Catherine NEEDHAM

Married: Margaret STAFFORD

Children:

1. Robert RADCLIFFE

2. William RADCLIFFE


Robert RADCLIFFE

Father: Robert RADCLIFFE

Mother: Margaret STAFFORD

Married: Elizabeth REDDISH (dau. of Thomas Reddish)

Children:

1. Robert RADCLIFFE

2. William RADCLIFFE

3. John RADCLIFFE


William RADCLIFFE

Died: ABT 1568

Father: Robert RADCLIFFE

Mother: Elizabeth REDDISH

Married: Elizabeth VERNON

Children:

1. Robert RADCLIFFE

2. George RADCLIFFE

3. Elizabeth RADCLIFFE

4. Margaret RADCLIFFE

5. Anne RADCLIFFE


Elizabeth RADCLIFFE

Father: William RADCLIFFE

Mother: Elizabeth VERNON

Married: John FIELD

Anne RADCLIFFE

Father: William RADCLIFFE

Mother: Elizabeth VERNON

Married: William ROWBOTHAM

Robert RADCLIFFE

Father: William RADCLIFFE

Mother: Elizabeth VERNON

Married: Elizabeth NEEDHAM (dau. of Otwel Needham)

Children:

1. William RADCLIFFE

2. Otwell RADCLIFFE

3. Thomas RADCLIFFE

4. Francis RADCLIFFE

5. Robert RADCLIFFE

6. Margaret RADCLIFFE

7. Elizabeth RADCLIFFE

8. Dorothy RADCLIFFE


Otwell RADCLIFFE

Father: Robert RADCLIFFE

Mother: Elizabeth NEEDHAM

Married: Elizabeth STANLEY

William RADCLIFFE

Father: Robert RADCLIFFE

Mother: Elizabeth NEEDHAM

Married: Elizabeth SAVAGE

Children:

1. William RADCLIFFE

2. George RADCLIFFE

3. Robert RADCLIFFE

4. Gilbert RADCLIFFE (d. BEF 1611)


George RADCLIFFE

Died: 17 Aug 1610, Church Gate, Stockport

Father: William RADCLIFFE

Mother: Elizabeth SAVAGE

Married: Margaret BRETLAND (dau. of John Bretland)

William RADCLIFFE

Buried: Oct 1656, Mellor Church

Father: William RADCLIFFE

Mother: Elizabeth SAVAGE

Married 1: Catherine THACKER (dau. of Gilbert Thacker)

Children:

1. Peter RADCLIFFE (b. 1614) (m.1 Margaret Wright - m.2 Mary Bretland)

Married 2: Catherine CLARKE

hildren:

2. Margaret RADCLIFFE (b. 1637)

3. Mary RADCLIFFE (b. 1640)

4. William RADCLIFFE (b. 1642)

5. William RADCLIFFE (b. 1643)

6. Elizabeth RADCLIFFE (b. 1643)

7. Susanna RADCLIFFE (b. 26 Dec 1644) (m. John Chetham)



VIII. FOXDENTON LINE

Robert RADCLIFFE

Died: BEF 1468

Father: Alexander RADCLIFFE of Ordsall (Sir Knight)

Mother: Agnes HARRINGTON

Married: Elizabeth RADCLIFFE

Children:

1. William RADCLIFFE

2. Anne RADCLIFFE


Anne RADCLIFFE

Father: Robert RADCLIFFE

Mother: Elizabeth RADCLIFFE

Married: Ralph LEYCASTER


William RADCLIFFE

Born: ABT 1455

Died: 1507

Father: Robert RADCLIFFE

Mother: Elizabeth RADCLIFFE

Married: Margery TYLDESLEY (d. 1521) (dau. of Thomas Tyldesley)

Children:

1. Thomas RADCLIFFE


Thomas RADCLIFFE

Born: ABT 1506

Died: ABT 1567

Father: William RADCLIFFE

Mother: Margery TYLDESLEY

Married 1: Dau. STANDISH

Children:

1. William RADCLIFFE

2. John RADCLIFFE

Married 2: Elizabeth CHETHAM (dau. of Thomas Chetham) 28 Oct 1565


William RADCLIFFE

Born: ABT 1527

Died: 1590

Buried: Oldham Church, England

Father: Thomas RADCLIFFE

Mother: Dau. STANDISH

Married: Margery HAWKIRK

Children:

1. Walter RADCLIFFE (bur. 22 Sep 1597, Middleton Church, England)


John RADCLIFFE

Died: 1587

Father: Thomas RADCLIFFE

Mother: Dau. STANDISH

Married: Margaret CHADDERTON (d. 14 Jun 1588) (dau. of George Chadderton)

Children:

1. Margaret RADCLIFFE


Margaret RADCLIFFE

Born: ABT 1560

Died: 28 Nov 1590

Buried: Flixton Church

Father: John RADCLIFFE

Mother: Margaret CHADDERTON

Married: Richard RADCLIFFE of Newcroft (Sir) ABT 1579

Children:

1. William RADCLIFFE of Newcroft

2. John RADCLIFFE

3. Marie RADCLIFFE


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