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William de Radcliffe

Male 1280 - 1333  (53 years)


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  • Name William de Radcliffe  [1
    Born 1280  of Radcliffe, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Alternate birth Abt 1280  [3
    Died 1333  [2, 3
    Person ID I6682  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TSW, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2018 

    Father Richard de Radcliffe,   b. of Radcliffe, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1326 
    Mother (Unknown daughter of Henry le Boteler),   b. of Warrington, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F404  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret de Peasfurlong,   b. of Warrington, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1303  [2
    Children 
    +1. Joan de Radcliffe,   b. of Radcliffe, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1419
    Last Modified 30 Nov 2015 
    Family ID F5578  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Also called William de Radcliffe of the Tower, "The Great Radcliffe."

      From The Book of the Radclyffes [citation details below]:

      William de Radclyffe was called "The Great William," likely because of his physical strength. [...] This era of British history was a troubled time with feuds and lawlessness rampant. William and his brothers played an active part in the lawlessness, and were keen supporters of the Earl of Lancaster. William and his brothers John and Roger, cousin Richard, and others, were charged with breaking into the manors of Richard de Hulton of Ordsall at Ordsall, Hulton and Flixton. They were also involved with assaulting William de Butterwyck.

      These attacks were all part of the brutal feuds which were prevalent during this period. They all had connection with the political disturbances of the reign as well as being part of family rivalries, and the jealousy of one manor against another in the quest for power. [...] William Radclyffe married his family with a shrewd eye to the main chance, and when he died in 1333, the Radclyffes owned sway over a very considerable part of [Lancashire].

  • Sources 
    1. [S812] The Victoria County History of Lancaster. Portions online, linked from medievalgenealogy.org.uk.

    2. [S853] The Book of the Radclyffes by Charles P. Hampson. Edinburgh, 1946.

    3. [S977] The Blackmans of Knight's Creek: Ancestors and Descendants of George and Maria (Smith) Blackman by Henry James Young. Carlisle, Pennsylvania: 1980.