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

GENERAL

Paternal Family Tree: CLIFFORD

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 (18) were married

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

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 (22)

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 Prince Wales (46) , Henry Percy 3rd Earl Northumberland (36) , Thomas Percy 1st Baron Egremont (35) and Margaret of Anjou Queen Consort England (28) 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 (25) 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)

1G GrandFather: Thomas Clifford 6th Baron Clifford (5G Grandson John "Lackland" I King England)

2G GrandFather: Roger Clifford 5th Baron Clifford (4G Grandson John "Lackland" I King England)

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

4G GrandFather: Robert Clifford 1st Baron Clifford

4G GrandMother: Maud Clare (3G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

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

4G GrandFather: Maurice Berkeley 7th Baron Berkeley (2G Grandson John "Lackland" I King England)

4G GrandMother: Eva Zouche

2G GrandMother: Maud Beauchamp (5G Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England)

3G GrandFather: Thomas Beauchamp 11th Earl Warwick (5G Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

4G GrandFather: Guy Beauchamp 10th Earl Warwick

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

3G GrandMother: Katherine Mortimer (4G Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England)

4G GrandFather: Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March (3G Grandson John "Lackland" I King England)

4G GrandMother: Joan Geneville Baroness Geneville (7G Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

1G GrandMother: Elizabeth Ros (3G Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

2G GrandFather: Thomas Ros 4th Baron Ros Helmsley (5G Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

3G GrandFather: William Ros 2nd Baron Ros Helmsley

4G GrandFather: William Ros 1st Baron Ros Helmsley

4G GrandMother: Maud Vaux

3G GrandMother: Margery Badlesmere (4G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

4G GrandFather: Bartholomew Badlesmere 1st Baron Badlesmere

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

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

3G GrandFather: Ralph Stafford 1st Earl Stafford (7G Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

4G GrandFather: Edmund Stafford 1st Baron Stafford

4G GrandMother: Margaret Basset (6G Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

3G GrandMother: Margaret Audley 2nd Baroness Audley Stratton Audley (1G Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

4G GrandFather: Hugh Audley 1st Earl Gloucester (3G Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

4G GrandMother: Margaret Clare (Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

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

1G GrandFather: Henry "Hotspur" Percy (3G Grandson Henry III King England)

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

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

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

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

3G GrandMother: Mary Plantagenet (1G Granddaughter Henry III King England)

4G GrandFather: Henry Plantagenet 3rd Earl Leicester, 3rd Earl Lancaster (Grandson Henry III King England)

4G GrandMother: Maud Chaworth

2G GrandMother: Margaret Neville (4G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

3G GrandFather: Ralph Neville 2nd Baron Neville Raby (4G Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

4G GrandFather: Ralph Neville 1st Baron Neville Raby

4G GrandMother: Euphemia Clavering (3G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

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

4G GrandFather: Hugh Audley 1st Baron Audley Stratton Audley (2G Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

4G GrandMother: Isolde Mortimer (3G Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England)

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

2G GrandFather: Edmund Mortimer 3rd Earl March, 5th Earl Ulster (6G Grandson John "Lackland" I King England)

3G GrandFather: Roger Mortimer 2nd Earl March (5G Grandson John "Lackland" I King England)

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

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

3G GrandMother: Philippa Montagu

4G GrandFather: William Montagu 1st Earl Salisbury

4G GrandMother: Catherine Grandison

2G GrandMother: Philippa Plantagenet 5th Countess Ulster (Granddaughter Edward III King England)

3G GrandFather: Lionel Plantagenet 1st Duke Clarence (Son Edward III King England)

4G GrandFather: Edward III King England (Son Edward II King England)

4G GrandMother: Philippa Hainault Queen Consort England (5G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

3G GrandMother: Elizabeth Burgh 4th Countess Ulster (2G Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

4G GrandFather: William Donn Burgh 3rd Earl Ulster (1G Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

4G 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

1G GrandFather: William Dacre 5th Baron Dacre Gilsland

2G GrandFather: Hugh Dacre 4th Baron Dacre Gilsland

3G GrandFather: Ralph Dacre 1st Baron Dacre Gilsland

4G GrandFather: William Dacre

4G GrandMother: Joan Gernet

3G GrandMother: Margaret "Flower of Gillesland" Multon 2nd Baroness Multon Gilsland

4G GrandFather: Thomas Multon 1st Baron Multon Gilsland

2G GrandMother: Elizabeth Maxwell

3G GrandFather: John Maxwell

1G GrandMother: Joan Douglas

2G GrandFather: James Douglas 2nd Earl Douglas

3G GrandFather: William Douglas 1st Earl Douglas

4G GrandFather: Archibald Douglas

4G GrandMother: Beatrice Crawford

3G GrandMother: Margaret Mar 11th Countess Mar

4G GrandFather: Domhnall Mar II Earl Mar

4G GrandMother: Isabella Stewart

2G GrandMother: Mistress Unknown

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

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

2G GrandFather: John Neville 3rd Baron Neville Raby (4G Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

3G GrandFather: Ralph Neville 2nd Baron Neville Raby (4G Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

4G GrandFather: Ralph Neville 1st Baron Neville Raby

4G GrandMother: Euphemia Clavering (3G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

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

4G GrandFather: Hugh Audley 1st Baron Audley Stratton Audley (2G Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

4G GrandMother: Isolde Mortimer (3G Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England)

2G GrandMother: Maud Percy (5G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

3G GrandFather: Henry Percy 2nd Baron Percy (5G Grandson John "Lackland" I King England)

4G GrandFather: Henry Percy 1st Baron Percy

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

3G GrandMother: Idonia Clifford (4G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

4G GrandFather: Robert Clifford 1st Baron Clifford

4G GrandMother: Maud Clare (3G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

1G GrandMother: Margaret Stafford (3G Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

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

3G GrandFather: Ralph Stafford 1st Earl Stafford (7G Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

4G GrandFather: Edmund Stafford 1st Baron Stafford

4G GrandMother: Margaret Basset (6G Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

3G GrandMother: Margaret Audley 2nd Baroness Audley Stratton Audley (1G Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

4G GrandFather: Hugh Audley 1st Earl Gloucester (3G Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

4G GrandMother: Margaret Clare (Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

2G GrandMother: Philippa Beauchamp (5G Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England)

3G GrandFather: Thomas Beauchamp 11th Earl Warwick (5G Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

4G GrandFather: Guy Beauchamp 10th Earl Warwick

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

3G GrandMother: Katherine Mortimer (4G Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England)

4G GrandFather: Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March (3G Grandson John "Lackland" I King England)

4G GrandMother: Joan Geneville Baroness Geneville (7G Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)