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Col. George Clifford

Birthplace: Arnold, Nottinghamshire, England
Death: before February 25, 1642 (Mortally wounded in combat, English Civil War)
Place of Burial: York, Yorkshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of George Clifford, 3rd Earl of Cumberland and unknown mistress, 2
Brother of Frances Lascelles
Half brother of Unknown Nesfield; Francis Clifford; Robert Clifford and Anne Clifford, Countess of Pembroke

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About Col. George Clifford

George de Clifford, 3rd Baron and his wife Margery Russell had two sons who died young - neither named George. There is a Colonel George Clifford, illegitimate son, who died in York, England, Cromwell's wars, 1642


"Richard T Spence was the foremost expert on the Cliffords and in The Privateering Earl he suggests that the father of Colonel George was not a court lady. ..."

  • page 91 of The old service: Royalist regimental colonels and the Civil War, 1642 - 46. By P. R. Newman. " ... George Clifford, the illegitimate son of the third Earl of Cumberland, and cousin of of the 5th Earl, whose identity had been established by Dr. Spence (58), was 'experienced in the wars' .... Colonel Clifford was mortally wounded in action in early 1643 ..."
  • page 232 of The Yorkshire Archaeological Journal, Volume 1
  • The Privateering Earl by Richard T. Spence A. Sutton Pub., 1995 - Great Britain - 256 pages page 213
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Col. George Clifford's Timeline

Arnold, Nottinghamshire, England
February 25, 1642
Age 38
February 25, 1642
Age 38
York, Yorkshire, England