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Richard Clitheroe

Male - 1420


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  • Name Richard Clitheroe 
    Born of Clitheroe, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died Between 16 Aug 1420 and 11 Nov 1420  [1
    Buried Charterhouse, Smithfield, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I27226  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of DDB
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2020 

    Family Alice,   d. Abt 1417 
    Married Bef 1400  [1
    Children 
    +1. Roger Clitheroe,   b. of Ash-juxta-Sandwich, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 7 Mar 1455 and 8 Oct 1457, Ash-juxta-Sandwich, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 15 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F16252  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Also spelled Clederowe, Cliderawe, Clytherowe. Sheriff of Kent in 1403 and 1418.

      He may have been a son of, and was certainly related to, Roger de Cliderow, who lived at Little Betshanger, Kent, in the 1300s. From Villare cantianum, or, Kent surveyed and illustrated, etc., by Thomas Philipott (1659): "Little Betshanger was a Seat relating to the Family of Cliderow, which in elder Times was of eminent Account in this Track [...] Roger de Cliderow flourished here in the Reign of Edward the second, and Edward the third, and as appears by Seals affixed to old Evidences, which commence from the last Kings Reign, bore for his Coat Armour upon a Cheveron between three Eagles five Annulets, his Successor Richard Cliderow was Sheriff of Kent the fourth and most part of the fifth year of Henry the fourth; he was constituted soon after Admiral of the Seas, from the Thames mouth along the Saxon Shore to the West; for in those Times the Admiralty was divided sometimes into three, and most commonly into two Divisions, one beginning at the Thames mouth was Admiral of the Northern Seas, the second was Admiral from the Thames mouth Westward, and the third had the command of the Irish Seas; but in this man's Time King Henry the fourth, in the eighth year of his Reign, reduced it under one Person, and granted it with more ample and wide Authority under his Brother John Beauford Earl of Somerset." Richard Clitheroe was indeed sheriff of Kent in the fourth and fifth years of Henry IV, and just a few years later was Admiral of the Southern and Western Fleets.

  • Sources 
    1. [S47] The History of Parliament. Some citations point to entries from the printed volumes not yet added to the online site.