BIOGRAPHY OF JOHN "BUTCHER" CLIFFORD 9TH BARON CLIFFORD 1435-1461

Paternal Family Tree

Descent English Royalty: 4G Grandson Edward III King England

Descent French Royalty: 6G Grandson Philip "Fair" IV King France

Descent Royal House of Wessex: 13G Grandson Edmund "Ironside" I King England

EVENTS

On 08 Apr 1435 John "Butcher" Clifford 9th Baron Clifford was born to Thomas Clifford 8th Baron Clifford (21) and Joan Dacre at Conisburgh Castle

In 1454 John "Butcher" Clifford 9th Baron Clifford (18) and Margaret Bromflete were married

Around 1454 Henry "Shepherd Lord" Clifford 10th Baron Clifford was born to John "Butcher" Clifford 9th Baron Clifford (18) and Margaret Bromflete

On 22 May 1455 John "Butcher" Clifford 9th Baron Clifford (20) succeeded 9th Baron Clifford, 9th Lord Skipton

In 1458 Richard Clifford was born to John "Butcher" Clifford 9th Baron Clifford (22) and Margaret Bromflete

On 24 Mar 1458 Cardinal Thomas Bourchier (40) presided at Westminster Abbey during the Loveday. John "Butcher" Clifford 9th Baron Clifford (22) , Richard Neville 5th Earl Salisbury (58) , Richard "Kingmaker" Neville 16th Earl Warwick, 6th Earl Salisbury (30) , Henry Beaufort 3rd Duke Somerset (22) , Richard York 3rd Duke York (46) , Henry Percy 3rd Earl Northumberland (36) , Thomas Percy 1st Baron Egremont (35) and Margaret of Anjou Queen Consort England attended in an attempt to reconcile the Lancastrian and Yorkist factions.

On 30 Dec 1460 the Lancastrian army took their revenge for the defeats of the First Battle of St Albans and the Battle of Northampton during the Battle of Wakefield at Sandal Castle. The Lancastrian army was commanded by Henry Holland 3rd Duke Exeter (30) and Henry Percy 3rd Earl Northumberland (39) , and included John Courtenay 15th Earl Devon (25) and William Gascoigne (30) , both knighted, and James Butler 1st Earl Wiltshire, 5th Earl Ormonde (40) , John "Butcher" Clifford 9th Baron Clifford (25) , John Neville 1st Baron Neville Raby (50) , Thomas Ros 9th Baron Ros Helmsley (33) and Thomas St Leger (20) .

On 30 Dec 1460 following the Battle of Wakefield at Edmund York 1st Earl Rutland (17) was murdered by John "Butcher" Clifford 9th Baron Clifford (25) at Wakefield Bridge.

Around 1461 Elizabeth Clifford was born to John "Butcher" Clifford 9th Baron Clifford (25) and Margaret Bromflete at Skipton

On 28 Mar 1461 a further skirmish occurred near Ferrybridge. Richard "Kingmaker" Neville 16th Earl Warwick, 6th Earl Salisbury (33) fought. John Radclyffe (35) was killed. For Lancaster John "Butcher" Clifford 9th Baron Clifford (25) and John Neville 1st Baron Neville Raby (51) .

On 28 Mar 1461 John "Butcher" Clifford 9th Baron Clifford (25) was killed at Dintingdale during the Battle of Dintingdale. William Neville 1st Earl Kent (56) fought for York.

ANCESTRY

Father: Thomas Clifford 8th Baron Clifford (3G Grandson Edward III King England)

GrandFather: John Clifford 7th Baron Clifford (4G Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

2G GrandFather: Thomas Clifford 6th Baron Clifford (5G Grandson John "Lackland" I King England)

3G GrandFather: Roger Clifford 5th Baron Clifford (4G Grandson John "Lackland" I King England)

4G GrandFather: Robert Clifford 3rd Baron Clifford (4G Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

5G GrandFather: Robert Clifford 1st Baron Clifford

5G GrandMother: Maud Clare (3G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

4G GrandMother: Isabel Berkeley (3G Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England)

5G GrandFather: Maurice Berkeley 7th Baron Berkeley (2G Grandson John "Lackland" I King England)

5G GrandMother: Eva Zouche

3G GrandMother: Maud Beauchamp (5G Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England)

4G GrandFather: Thomas Beauchamp 11th Earl Warwick (5G Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

5G GrandFather: Guy Beauchamp 10th Earl Warwick

5G GrandMother: Alice Tosny (4G Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

4G GrandMother: Katherine Mortimer (4G Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England)

5G GrandFather: Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March (3G Grandson John "Lackland" I King England)

5G GrandMother: Joan Geneville Joan 02 Baron Geneville (7G Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

2G GrandMother: Elizabeth Ros (3G Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

3G GrandFather: Thomas Ros 4th Baron Ros Helmsley (5G Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

4G GrandFather: William Ros 2nd Baron Ros Helmsley

5G GrandFather: William Ros 1st Baron Ros Helmsley

5G GrandMother: Maud Vaux

4G GrandMother: Margery Badlesmere (4G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

5G GrandFather: Bartholomew Badlesmere 1st Baron Badlesmere

5G GrandMother: Margaret Clare (3G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

3G GrandMother: Beatrice Stafford (2G Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

4G GrandFather: Ralph Stafford 1st Earl Stafford

5G GrandFather: Edmund Stafford 1st Baron Stafford

5G GrandMother: Margaret Basset

4G GrandMother: Margaret Audley 2nd Baron Audley Stratton Audley (1G Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

5G GrandFather: Hugh Audley 1st Earl Gloucester (3G Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

5G GrandMother: Margaret Clare (Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

GrandMother: Elizabeth Percy (2G Granddaughter Edward III King England)

2G GrandFather: Henry "Hotspur" Percy (3G Grandson Henry III King England)

3G GrandFather: Henry Percy 1st Earl Northumberland (2G Grandson Henry III King England)

4G GrandFather: Henry Percy 3rd Baron Percy (5G Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

5G GrandFather: Henry Percy 2nd Baron Percy (5G Grandson John "Lackland" I King England)

5G GrandMother: Idonia Clifford (4G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

4G GrandMother: Mary Plantagenet (1G Granddaughter Henry III King England)

5G GrandFather: Henry Plantagenet 3rd Earl Leicester, 3rd Earl Lancaster (Grandson Henry III King England)

5G GrandMother: Maud Chaworth

3G GrandMother: Margaret Neville (4G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

4G GrandFather: Ralph Neville 2nd Baron Neville Raby (4G Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

5G GrandFather: Ralph Neville 1st Baron Neville Raby

5G GrandMother: Euphemia Clavering (3G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

4G GrandMother: Alice Audley (3G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

5G GrandFather: Hugh Audley 1st Baron Audley Stratton Audley (2G Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

5G GrandMother: Isolde Mortimer (3G Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England)

2G GrandMother: Elizabeth Mortimer (1G Granddaughter Edward III King England)

3G GrandFather: Edmund Mortimer 3rd Earl March, 5th Earl Ulster (6G Grandson John "Lackland" I King England)

4G GrandFather: Roger Mortimer 2nd Earl March (5G Grandson John "Lackland" I King England)

5G GrandFather: Edmund Mortimer (4G Grandson John "Lackland" I King England)

5G GrandMother: Elizabeth Badlesmere (4G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

4G GrandMother: Philippa Montagu

5G GrandFather: William Montagu 1st Earl Salisbury

5G GrandMother: Catherine Grandison

3G GrandMother: Philippa Plantagenet 5th Earl Ulster (Granddaughter Edward III King England)

4G GrandFather: Lionel Plantagenet 1st Duke Clarence (Son Edward III King England)

5G GrandFather: Edward III King England (Son Edward II King England)

5G GrandMother: Philippa Hainault Queen Consort England (5G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

4G GrandMother: Elizabeth Burgh 4th Earl Ulster (2G Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

5G GrandFather: William Donn Burgh 3rd Earl Ulster (1G Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

5G GrandMother: Maud Plantagenet (1G Granddaughter Henry III King England)

Mother: Joan Dacre (5G Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

GrandFather: Thomas Dacre 6th Baron Dacre Gilsland

2G GrandFather: William Dacre 5th Baron Dacre Gilsland

3G GrandFather: Hugh Dacre 4th Baron Dacre Gilsland

4G GrandFather: Ralph Dacre 1st Baron Dacre Gilsland

5G GrandFather: William Dacre

5G GrandMother: Joan Gernet

4G GrandMother: Margaret "Flower of Gillesland" Multon 2nd Baron Multon Gilsland

5G GrandFather: Thomas Multon 1st Baron Multon Gilsland

3G GrandMother: Elizabeth Maxwell

4G GrandFather: John Maxwell

2G GrandMother: Joan Douglas

3G GrandFather: James Douglas 2nd Earl Douglas

4G GrandFather: William Douglas 1st Earl Douglas

5G GrandFather: Archibald Douglas

5G GrandMother: Beatrice Crawford

4G GrandMother: Margaret Mar 11th Earl Mar

5G GrandFather: Domhnall Mar II Earl Mar

5G GrandMother: Isabella Stewart

3G GrandMother: Mistress Unknown

GrandMother: Philippa Neville (4G Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

2G GrandFather: Ralph Neville 1st Earl Westmoreland (5G Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

3G GrandFather: John Neville 3rd Baron Neville Raby (4G Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

4G GrandFather: Ralph Neville 2nd Baron Neville Raby (4G Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

5G GrandFather: Ralph Neville 1st Baron Neville Raby

5G GrandMother: Euphemia Clavering (3G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

4G GrandMother: Alice Audley (3G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

5G GrandFather: Hugh Audley 1st Baron Audley Stratton Audley (2G Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

5G GrandMother: Isolde Mortimer (3G Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England)

3G GrandMother: Maud Percy (5G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

4G GrandFather: Henry Percy 2nd Baron Percy (5G Grandson John "Lackland" I King England)

5G GrandFather: Henry Percy 1st Baron Percy

5G GrandMother: Eleanor Fitzalan (4G Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England)

4G GrandMother: Idonia Clifford (4G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

5G GrandFather: Robert Clifford 1st Baron Clifford

5G GrandMother: Maud Clare (3G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

2G GrandMother: Margaret Stafford (3G Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

3G GrandFather: Hugh Stafford 2nd Earl Stafford (2G Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

4G GrandFather: Ralph Stafford 1st Earl Stafford

5G GrandFather: Edmund Stafford 1st Baron Stafford

5G GrandMother: Margaret Basset

4G GrandMother: Margaret Audley 2nd Baron Audley Stratton Audley (1G Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

5G GrandFather: Hugh Audley 1st Earl Gloucester (3G Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

5G GrandMother: Margaret Clare (Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

3G GrandMother: Philippa Beauchamp (5G Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England)

4G GrandFather: Thomas Beauchamp 11th Earl Warwick (5G Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

5G GrandFather: Guy Beauchamp 10th Earl Warwick

5G GrandMother: Alice Tosny (4G Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

4G GrandMother: Katherine Mortimer (4G Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England)

5G GrandFather: Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March (3G Grandson John "Lackland" I King England)

5G GrandMother: Joan Geneville Joan 02 Baron Geneville (7G Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)