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Elizabeth Clere

Female - Bef 1546


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Elizabeth Clere (daughter of Robert Clere and Agnes Hopton); died before 6 Apr 1546.

    Family/Spouse: Robert Peyton. Robert (son of Thomas Peyton and Jane Calthorpe) was born in in of Isleham, Cambridgeshire, England; died on 18 Mar 1518. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Robert Peyton was born about 1498 in of Isleham, Cambridgeshire, England; died on 1 Aug 1550; was buried in St. Andrew's, Isleham, Cambridgeshire, England.
    2. John Peyton was born about 1503 in of Knowlton, Kent, England; died on 22 Oct 1558.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Robert Clere was born in in of Ormesby, Norfolk, England (son of Robert Clere and Elizabeth Uvedale); died on 10 Aug 1529; was buried in Ormesby St. Margaret, Ormesby, Norfolk, England.

    Notes:

    Knight of the shire for Norfolk, 1495. Sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk, 1501-02. Admitted a knight of Lincoln's Inn in 1467; knighted in 1494. He attended the funeral of Henry VII in 1409, and attended Henry VIII at his meeting with emperor Charles V at Gravesend in 1520.

    From An Essay Towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk by Francis Blomefield (citation details below):

    Clere and his quarters Ormesby, Snecke, Westlesse, Wichingham, Somerton, Owydale, viz. and his two quarterings of the de-lises, and Rusteyn, impaling Boleyn.

    This Sir Robert was famed for his great wealth, and acquired much reputation for his manly courage; he was knighted on AllSaints eve 1494, by Henry Duke of York, was sheriff of Norfolk in 1501, and was present at that great interview between King Henry VIII. and the French King on the 7th of June 1520, when he attended the Queen with a grand equipage; his testament is dated August 1, 1529, by which he ordered his executors, as soon as they well could, that they should cause 100 masses of the five wounds to be said for him, and also that they should provide a priest to pray for his soul, those of Dame Anne, daughter of Sir William Hopton, Knt. and of Dame Alice, daughter of Sir William Boleyn of Blickling, Knt. his two wives, and of all his ancestors and friends, and ordered that this service should be kept five years in the church he was buried in; but above all, he desired that if any persons could prove, that he had hindered them, or against conscience wronged them, in their goods or substance, that his executors on such proof should make them restitution.

    His first wife lies buried at the altar in Ormesby with this on a brass plate,

    Orate pro anima Domine Anne Clere, nuper Uroris Domini Roberti Clere Militis, de Ormesby, que obiit rriiio die Mensis Januarii, Anno Domini Mcccccv, cuius anime propicietur Deus.

    His second wife is also buried at Ormesby with this, and Clere impaling Boleyn.

    Orate pro anima Domine Alicie Clere, nuper Uroris Robertt Clere Militis, filie Willielmo Boleyn Militis, que obiit io de Mensis Novemb' Anno Domini Mvcxxxviiio cuius anime propicietur Deus.

    He lies buried at the altar by his wives, under a stone circumscribed with these words, and a shield of arms, between each word,

    Orate pro anima Roberti Clere Militis, qui obiit decimo die Mensis Augusti, Anno Domini Millessimo Quingentissimo Uices simo Nono, cuius anime propicietur Deus Amen.

    The arms are: 1, Clere, &c. being the same as on the tomb here.

    By his first wife he had a son, William, who died without issue; but by the 2d, he had three sons, John, Richard, and Thomas, and four daughters; Elizabeth, wife of Sir Robert Peyton of Iselham, Knt.; Anne, a nun at Denny; Dorothy, who married Robert Cotton; and Etheldred or Audrey, who espoused William Jenney; Thomas, the youngest son, was buried at Lambeth in 1545, and was a great favourite with that learned peer, Henry Howard Earl of Northampton, who to perpetuate his memory, hath enumerated his services in the following epitaph,

    Norfolk sprang thee, Lambeth holds the dead, Clere of the County of Cleer-mont, though hight, Within the Womb of Ormond's Race thou bred, And sawest thy Cosin Crowned in thy Sight; Shelton for Love, Surry for Lord thou chuse, Aye me! while Life did last, that League was tender, Tracing whose Steps, thou sawest Kelsall blaze, Laundersey burnt, and batter'd Bullen render; At Muttrel Gates, hopeless of all Re-cure Thine Earl, half Dead, gave in thy Hand his Will; Which Cause did thee, this pining Death procure, E're Summers, Seven times Seven, thou could'st fulfill.

    Ah! Clere, if Love had booted, Care, or Cost, Heaven had not wonn, nor Earth so timely lost.

    Robert married Agnes Hopton. Agnes (daughter of William Hopton and Margaret Wentworth) died on 23 Jan 1506; was buried in Ormesby St. Margaret, Ormesby, Norfolk, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Agnes Hopton (daughter of William Hopton and Margaret Wentworth); died on 23 Jan 1506; was buried in Ormesby St. Margaret, Ormesby, Norfolk, England.
    Children:
    1. William Clere
    2. 1. Elizabeth Clere died before 6 Apr 1546.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Robert Clere was born in in of Ormesby St. Margaret, Norfolk, England (son of John Clere and Elizabeth Branch); was buried in Norwich Cathedral, Norwich, Norfolk, England.

    Notes:

    From An Essay Towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk by Francis Blomefield (citation details below):

    Clere, &c. as before, impaling Owydale or Dovedale, arg. a cross moline gul. quartering gul. a chevron erm. between three delises or; and Rusteyn, a horse passant sab. trapped, bridled and saddled or.

    This Robert is said by all evidences to be buried in the cathedral in Norwich, with Elizabeth Owydale his wife, as at vol. iv. p. 35; but though she was, it is plain to me now, that he was buried according to his will, in the nave of Ormesby St. Margaret's church, with these inscriptions; the former now remains, though the latter is lost:

    Credo quod Redemptor meus vivit; de Terra surrecturus sum.
    In Carne mea videbo Deum, Salbatorem meum.
    Hic iaret Robeertus Clere, qui obiit iio. Mensis Augusti Anno Dom. Mccccflbioruius anime propicietur Deus.


    He gave all his estate for life to his wife, and at her death William his son was to have the manors of Ormesby, Freethorp, and the manor and advowson of Winterton, &c. and Thomas his son to have Stratton Streeless manor, and Robert his son, Keswick manor in tail, after the death of his sons without issue, to Edmund his brother, remainder to Margaret, daughter of the said Robert.

    Robert married Elizabeth Uvedale. Elizabeth (daughter of Thomas Uvedale) died in 1492; was buried in Norwich Cathedral, Norwich, Norfolk, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Elizabeth Uvedale (daughter of Thomas Uvedale); died in 1492; was buried in Norwich Cathedral, Norwich, Norfolk, England.
    Children:
    1. 2. Robert Clere was born in in of Ormesby, Norfolk, England; died on 10 Aug 1529; was buried in Ormesby St. Margaret, Ormesby, Norfolk, England.

  3. 6.  William Hopton (son of John Hopton and Margaret Saville); died on 7 Feb 1485.

    Notes:

    Treasurer of the Household to Edward IV. Privy councillor to Richard III.

    William married Margaret Wentworth about Apr 1451. Margaret (daughter of Roger Wentworth and Margery le Despenser) died on 20 Apr 1478. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Margaret Wentworth (daughter of Roger Wentworth and Margery le Despenser); died on 20 Apr 1478.
    Children:
    1. 3. Agnes Hopton died on 23 Jan 1506; was buried in Ormesby St. Margaret, Ormesby, Norfolk, England.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  John Clere (son of William Clere and Dyonise Wychingham); was buried in Norwich Cathedral, Norwich, Norfolk, England.

    Notes:

    From An Essay Towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk by Francis Blomefield (citation details below):

    Clere, Ormesby, Snecke, Ormesby, Westlesse, and Wichingham, impaling Branche, arg a lion rampant gul. over all a bendlet sab.

    This John, by reason of his estate in Burgh in Flegg, became a ward to the Countess of Norfolk, of whom it was held by knight's service. In 1390 he and Dionise his mother, purchased lands in Scrouteby. He and his wife are buried in Norwich cathedral, as at vol. iv. p. 35. She remarried to Sir John Rothenhale, Knt. and by will gave to Robert Clere her son, all her goods at Ormesby, and to Edmund Clere her son, all her goods at Castor, and her manor of Horninghall there, and Henstede, Rothenhale, and Cleydon manors in Suffolk.

    John married Elizabeth Branch. Elizabeth (daughter of Philip Branch) was buried in Norwich Cathedral, Norwich, Norfolk, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Elizabeth Branch (daughter of Philip Branch); was buried in Norwich Cathedral, Norwich, Norfolk, England.
    Children:
    1. 4. Robert Clere was born in in of Ormesby St. Margaret, Norfolk, England; was buried in Norwich Cathedral, Norwich, Norfolk, England.

  3. 10.  Thomas Uvedale

    Notes:

    Also spelled Owydale or Dovedale.

    Children:
    1. 5. Elizabeth Uvedale died in 1492; was buried in Norwich Cathedral, Norwich, Norfolk, England.

  4. 12.  John Hopton was born in in of Westwood, Suffolk, England (son of Thomas Hopton and Margaret Pert); died on 10 Nov 1478; was buried in Blythburgh, Suffolk, England.

    Notes:

    Also called John Swillington.

    John married Margaret Saville after 26 Feb 1427. Margaret (daughter of Thomas Saville) died before 17 Dec 1451. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  5. 13.  Margaret Saville (daughter of Thomas Saville); died before 17 Dec 1451.
    Children:
    1. Margaret Hopton
    2. 6. William Hopton died on 7 Feb 1485.

  6. 14.  Roger Wentworth was born in in of Nettlestead, Bosmere, Suffolk, England (son of John Wentworth and Agnes Dronsfield); died on 24 Oct 1452.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of North Elmsall, Yorkshire, England
    • Alternate death: Aft 5 Jun 1452
    • Alternate death: 21 Oct 1452

    Notes:

    According to Gary Boyd Roberts, 600D, Margery le Despenser and Sir Roger Wentworth were ancestors to Thomas Jefferson, to Jefferson's wife Martha Wayles, and to Edith Bolling, wife of Woodrow Wilson.

    Descent to Thomas Jefferson:

    1. Margery le Despenser = Sir Roger Wentworth
    2. Margaret Wentworth = Sir William Hopton
    3. Margaret Hopton = Sir Philip Booth
    4. Audrey Booth = Sir William Lytton
    5. Sir Robert Lytton = Frances Cavalery
    6. Anne Lytton = Sir John Borlase
    7. Anne Borlase = Sir Euseby Isham
    8. William Isham = Mary Brett
    9. Henry Isham of Virginia (emigrant) = Mrs. Katherine Banks Royall
    10. Mary Isham = William Randolph of Virginia (emigrant)
    11. Isham Randoph = Jane Roberts
    12. Jane Randolph = Peter Jefferson
    13. Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President of the United States

    Descent to Martha Wayles:

    10. Anne Isham (sister of Mary Isham) = Francis Epes III
    11. Francis Epes IV = Sarah (maiden name unknown)
    12. Martha Epes = John Wayles
    13. Martha Wayles = (1) Bathurst Skelton; (2) Thomas Jefferson

    Descent to Edith Bolling:

    13. Mary Jefferson (sister of Thomas Jefferson) = John Bolling III (great-great-great grandson of Pocahontas and John Rolfe)
    14. Archibald Bolling = Catherine Payne
    15. Archibald Bolling, Jr. = Anne E. Wigginton
    16. William Holcombe Bolling = Sallie Spiers White
    17. Edith Bolling = (1) Norman Galt; (2) Thomas Woodrow Wilson

    This couple were also ancestors of Jane Seymour and thus of Edward VI:

    Margery le Despenser (1399-1478) = Sir Roger Wentworth (d. 1452)
    Philip Wentworth (1424-1464) = Mary Clifford (1416-1478)
    Henry Wentworth (1448-1501) = Ann Saye (1453-1484)
    Margaret Wentworth (1478-1550) = John Seymour (1476-1536)
    Jane Seymour (1508-1537) = Henry VIII (1491-1547)
    Edward VI (1537-1553)

    And of Ada Lovelace, pioneer of computer programming:

    Roger Wentworth (d. 1452) = Margery le Despenser (1399-1478)
    Philip Wentworth (1424-1464) = Mary Clifford (1416-1478)
    Henry Wentworth (1448-1501) = Ann Saye (1453-1484)
    Richard Wentworth (1480-1528) = Anne Tyrell (1480-1534)
    Thomas Wentworth, 1st Baron Wentworth (1501-1551) = Margaret Fortescue (1550-1551)
    Thomas Wentworth, 2nd Baron Wentworth (1525-1584) = Anne Wentworth (d. 1571)
    Henry Wentworth, 3rd Baron Wentworth (1558-1593) = Anne Hopton (1561-1625)
    Thomas Wentworth, 5th Baron Wentworth (1591-1667) = Anne Crofts (d. 1637/8)
    Anne Wentworth, 7th Baron Wentworth (1623-1697) = John Lovelace (d. 1670)
    William Noel (1642-1675) = Margaret Lovelace (1644-1671)
    John Noel (1668-1697) = Mary Clobery (1672-1751)
    Clobery Noel (1695-1733) = Elizabeth Rowney (d. 1743)
    Edward Noel, 9th Baron Wentworth (1715-1774) = Judith Lamb (d. 1761)
    Judith Noel (1751-1825) = Ralph Milbanke (d. 1793)
    Anne Noel-Byron, 11th Baron Wentworth (1792-1860) = George Gordon, Lord Byron (1788-1824)
    Ada King, Countess of Lovelace (Ada Lovelace) (1815-1852)

    They are also ancestral to Megan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, wife of Prince Harry, fifth in line to the British throne. Notably, Roger and Marjory's son Philip Wentworth and his wife Mary Clifford are the most recent common ancestors shared by Prince Harry and his wife the Duchess:

    Roger Wentworth (d. 1452) = Margery le Despenser (1399-1478)
    Philip Wentworth (1424-1464) = Mary Clifford (1416-1478)
    Elizabeth Wentworth (1440-1480) = Martin De La See (1420-1494)
    Jane At See (1464-1528) = Piers Hildyard (1460-1502)
    Isabel Hildyard (1500-1540) = Ralph Legard (1490-1540)
    Joan Legard (1530-1586) = Richard Skepper (1495-1556)
    Edward Skepper (1552-1629) = Mary Robinson (1576-1630)
    Rev. William Skepper (1597-1646) of Boston, MA (d. 1640-50) = unknown 1st wife
    Jane Skepper (1635-1682) = Abraham Browne (1630-1690)
    Jane Brown (b. 1657) = Henry Lunt (1653-1709)
    Jane Lunt (1693-1743) = Nathaniel Drake (1695-1763)
    Abraham Drake (1726-1805) = Martha Eaton (1730-1799)
    Martha Drake (1767-1841) = John Smith (1760-1842)
    John Smith (1792-1866) = Mary "Polly" Mudgett (1797-1869)
    Mary Hussey Smith (1822-1908) = Jacob Lee Merrill (1818-1899)
    George David Merrill (1861-1924) = Mary Bird (1862-1925)
    Gertrude May Merrill (1887-1938) = Frederick George Sanders (1873-1944)
    Doris May Sanders (1920-2011) = Gordon Arnold Markle (1918-1982)
    Thomas Wayne Markle (1944- ) = Doria L. Ragland (1956- )
    (Rachel) Megan Markle (1981- ) = Prince Henry Charles Albert David (1984- )

    Roger married Margery le Despenser before 2 Mar 1423. Margery (daughter of Philip le Despenser and Elizabeth de Tibetot) was born about 1399 in of Goxhill, Glanford Brigg, Lincolnshire, England; died on 20 Apr 1478; was buried in Grey Friars, Ipswich, Suffolk, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  7. 15.  Margery le Despenser was born about 1399 in of Goxhill, Glanford Brigg, Lincolnshire, England (daughter of Philip le Despenser and Elizabeth de Tibetot); died on 20 Apr 1478; was buried in Grey Friars, Ipswich, Suffolk, England.
    Children:
    1. Agnes Wentworth was born in in of Nettlestead, Bosmere, Suffolk, England; died on 20 Apr 1496.
    2. Henry Wentworth was born in in of Codham Hall in Wethersfield, Essex, England; died on 22 Mar 1483.
    3. 7. Margaret Wentworth died on 20 Apr 1478.
    4. Philip Wentworth was born about 1424; died on 18 May 1464 in Middleham, Yorkshire, England.