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Sir John Clifford
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Birth: Apr. 8, 1435
Conisbrough
South Yorkshire, England
Death: Mar. 28, 1461
Towton
North Yorkshire, England

9th Lord Clifford, Knight of Appleby, Westmorland. Sheriff of Westmorland. Son and heir to Sir Thomas de Clifford and Joan Dacre,grandson of Sir John de Clifford and Elizabeth Percy, Sir Thomas Dacre and Philippe de Neville.

Sir John married Margaret Bromflete, daughter and heiress of Sir Henry Bromflete of Yorkshire and Eleanor FitzHugh. They had two sons and one daughter, Sir Henry, Richard and Elizabeth, who married Sir Robert Aske.

Sir John was summoned to Parliament in 1460 as "Johanni Clifford domino de Clyfford chivaler." He was one of the Lancastrian leaders at the Battle of Wakefield where he was knighted 31 Dec 1460, and because he had slaughtered so many men he was called "the butcher."

Sir John was slain at Ferrybridge by a chance arrow on the eve of the Battle of Towton and buried in a pit with others slain during the battle. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Thomas de Clifford (1414 - 1455)
  Joan Dacre Clifford (1418 - ____)
 
 Spouse:
  Margaret Bromflete Clifford Threlkeld (1443 - 1493)*
 
 Sibling:
  John Clifford (1435 - 1461)
  Matilda Clifford Sutton (1442 - 1491)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Non-Cemetery Burial
 
Created by: Helen Rineer
Record added: Dec 11, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 81824083
Sir John Clifford
Added by: Michael Hayhurst
 
 
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In memoriam, from your Baha'i descendant.
- Valerie Smith
 Added: Apr. 11, 2014
In memory of my 15th Great Grandfather Sir John.
- Michael Hayhurst
 Added: Jul. 19, 2013
In memory of my 15th great-grandfather.
- Helen Rineer
 Added: Mar. 19, 2013
 
 
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