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Robert Clifford, 1st Baron Clifford[1, 2]

Male 1274 - 1314  (40 years)

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  • Name Robert Clifford 
    Suffix 1st Baron Clifford 
    Born 1274 
    Gender Male 
    Name Robert de Clifford 
    Died 24 Jun 1314  Bannockburn Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cause: Killed in the battle of Bannockburn 
    • See The House of Clifford Ch.12. On page 55 it mentions a poem th at describes Robert's grandmother as Isabel De Bigod, Dau. of Hugh le Bigo d, Earl of Norfolk; yet on page 51 it describes his ancestors which does n ot include Isabel De Bigod. Inherited the his mother's half of the Vipo nt estates in 1291 and following the Died of his aunt Idonea in 1308 he w as able to reunite the two halves of the Vipont estates under the Cliffo rd name. Robert was very active against the Scots from a very early age a nd in 1296/7 along with Henry Percy he was ordered to invade Scotland. Sco ts, who were camped at Irvine, quickly asked for terms rather than fight t he combined cavalries of Percy and Clifford. Robert was appointed Govern or of Carlisle, captain and guardian of the Scottish marches and of the co unty of Cumberland. Lord Clifford took part in the battle of Falkirk th at saw King Edward I's decisive victory over William Wallace and was rewar ded with the governorship of Nottingham Castle. Robert was present at t he death of Edward I in 1307 and along with the Earls of Lincoln, Warwi ck and Pembroke he was appointed counsellor to Edward II and in the same y ear the new King appointed him as the Justiciar of England South of the Tr ent. In 1310 Edward II granted him Skipton Castle and the Honour of Skipt on in Craven. Robert Clifford had promised the dying Edward I that he wou ld not let Piers Gaveston lead the new King astray so in May 1312, along w ith the Earl of Lancaster, he besieged Scarborough Castle where Gaveston h ad taken refuge. Gaveston soon surrendered and was executed without tria l. Robert was appointed Governor of Norham Castle in 1314 as he mustered m en for what was to become know as the battle of Bannockburn. King Edward 's army was defeated on 24th Jun 1314 and among the English dead was Robe rt 1st Lord Clifford. By his wife, Maud De Clare, Robert left three childr en, Roger, Robert and Idoine. CLIFFORD (1ยบ B. Clifford)
    Person ID I3348  Glenn Cook Family
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2015 

    Father Sir Roger Clifford,   b. 1248,   d. 6 Nov 1282, Menai Straits, Anglesey, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years) 
    Mother Isabel de Vipont, Lady of Appleby,   b. Abt 1254,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1269 
    Family ID F948  Group Sheet

    Family Maud de Clare,   d. 1 Feb 1324 
    Married 13 Nov 1295 
     1. Idoine de Clifford,   b. Abt 1303,   d. 24 Aug 1365  (Age ~ 62 years)
     2. Roger Clifford, 2nd Baron Clifford,   b. 2 Feb 1300,   d. 1326  (Age 25 years)
     3. Robert Clifford, 3rd Baron Clifford,   b. 5 Nov 1305,   d. 20 May 1344  (Age 38 years)
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2013 
    Family ID F949  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S36] Directory of Royal Genealogical Data, Brian Tompsett, Dept of Computer Science, University of Hull, England([email protected]), (This work is Copyright b 1994-2002 Brian C Tompsett).

    2. [S27]