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Elizabeth Cromwell

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Tattershall, Lincolnshire, England
Death: September 24, 1394 (36-37)
Buckenham Castle, Norfolk, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Ralph Cromwell, 1st Lord Cromwell and Maud Cromwell
Wife of John Clifton, 1st Baron Clifton and Sir Edward Benstead, Kt.
Mother of Constantine Clifton, 2nd Baron Clifton; Katherine Felbrigge; Edmund Benstead; George Benstead and Richard Benstead
Sister of Mary Whitney (Cromwell); Maud Fitzwilliams; William Cromwell; Avice Bardolf; Thomas Cromwell and 1 other

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About Elizabeth Cromwell

  • Elizabeth de Cromwell1,2,3
  • F, b. circa 1355, d. 24 September 1391
  • Father Sir Ralph Cromwell, 1st Lord Cromwell4,3 b. c 1335, d. 27 Aug 1398
  • Mother Maud Bernake4 b. c 1337, d. 10 Apr 1419
  • Elizabeth de Cromwell was born circa 1355.5 She married Sir John de Clifton, 1st Lord Clifton, son of Sir Constantine de Clifton and Catherine de la Pole, circa 1371; They had 1 son (Constantine, Esq.) and 1 daughter (Katherine, wife of Ralph Greene, Esq., & Sir Simon Felbrigg).5,2,3 Elizabeth de Cromwell married Sir Edward Benstead, Sheriff of Essex & Hertfordshire, son of John Bensted, circa 1389.5,2 Elizabeth de Cromwell died on 24 September 1391.5,2
  • Family 1 Sir John de Clifton, 1st Lord Clifton b. c 1353, d. 10 Aug 1388
  • Children
    • Sir Constantine Clifton, 2nd Baron Clifton+5,2 b. c 1372, d. 19 Feb 1396
    • Katherine Clifton5,2,3 b. c 1384, d. 23 Mar 1460
  • Family 2 Sir Edward Benstead, Sheriff of Essex & Hertfordshire b. 25 Jan 1356, d. 1432
  • Child
    • Edmund Bensted+ b. c 1390, d. 9 Feb 1439
  • Citations
  • 1.[S4442] Unknown author, The Complete Peerage, by Cokayne, Vol. III, p. 308; The Ancestry of Dorothea Poyntz, by Ronny O. Bodine, p. 68; Wallop Family, p. 211.
  • 2.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 572.
  • 3.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 146-147.
  • 4.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 569-570.
  • 5.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 495.
  • From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p530.htm#i... ______________
  • Elizabeth de Cromwell1
  • F, #228512, d. 1393/94
  • Last Edited=20 Feb 2011
  • Consanguinity Index=0.0%
  • Elizabeth de Cromwell married, firstly, John de Clifton, 1st Lord Clifton, son of Constantine de Clifton and Catherine de la Pole.3 She married, secondly, Sir Edward Bensted after 1388.2 She died in 1393/94.3
  • She was the daughter of Ralph de Cromwell, 1st Lord Cromwell and Maud de Bernake.2 Her married name became de Clifton.3 From after 1388, her married name became Bensted.2
  • Child of Elizabeth de Cromwell and John de Clifton, 1st Lord Clifton
    • 1.Constantine de Clifton, 2nd Lord Clifton+2 b. c 1372, d. 1395
  • Citations
  • 1.[S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, page 983. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
  • 2.[S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume III, page 308. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  • 3.[S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume III, page 307.
  • From: http://thepeerage.com/p22852.htm#i228512 __________
  • Ancestral roots of certain American colonists who came to America before ... By Frederick Lewis Weis, Walter Lee Sheppard, William
  • Ancestral roots of certain American colonists who came to America before ... By Frederick Lewis Weis, Walter Lee Sheppard, William
  • Pg. 197
  • 31. JOAN MARMION, d. 1362; m. Sir John Bernake, b. 1309, d. 1349, of Tattershall, co. Lincoln, son of Sir William Bernake and Alice Driby, dau. of Robert Driby by Joan Tateshal, sis. of Robert de Tateshal (Tateshale) of Tattershall. (CP VIII: 521 not j, 522).
    • 32. MAUD BERNAKE, d. 10 Apr. 1419; m. bef. 20 June 1366, SIR RALPH CROMWELL, (210-35), 1at Lord Cromwell.
      • 33. ELIZABETH CROMWELL, d. 1393/4; m. (1) John Clifton, b. abt. 1353, 1st Lord Clifton, of Buckenham Castle, co. Norfolk, d. Rhodes, 10 Aug. 1388, son of Constantine Clifton, d. by 1372, of Buckenham co. Norfolk, by wife Catherine de la Pole, dau. of Sir William de la Pole, Mayor of Hull, baron of the Exchequer, d. 1366; m. (2) Sir Edward Bensted. (CP III: 307-308)
        • 34. CONSTANTINE CLIFTON, by (1), b. 1372, 2nd Lord Clifton, of Buckenham Castle, co. Norfolk, d. 1395; m. aft. Feb 1389/90, Margaret Howard, d. 1433, dau. of Sir John Howard, d. 1438, of Wigenhall, Norfolk, by (1) wife Margaret Plaiz, d. 1391, dau. Sir John Plaiz, 5th Lord Plaiz, d. 1389. (CP III: 308, X: 541-542). ____________
  • Magna Carta ancestry: a study in colonial and medieval families By Douglas Richardson, Kimball G. Everingham
  • Magna Carta ancestry: a study in colonial and medieval families By Douglas Richardson, Kimball G. Everingham
  • Pg. 436
  • ii. MARGARET HOWARD, married after Feb. 1389/90 CONSTANTINE DE CLIFTON, Esq. 2nd Lord Clifton, of Buckenham, Babingley, Hilborough, etc. Norfolk, Little Waltham, Essex, etc., son and heir of John de Clifton, Knt., 1st Lord Clifton, by Elizabeth, daughter of Ralph de Cromwell, Knt., 1st Lord Cromwell. He was born about 1372 (aged 16 in 1388, aged 19 1/2 in 1391). They had one son, John, Knt. [3rd Lord Clifton], and one daughter, Elizabeth. He was summoned to Parliament from 13 Nov. 1393 to 20 Nov. 1394. CONSTANTINE DE CLIFTON, Esq., 2nd Lord Clifton, died 19 Feb 1395/6. His widow, Margaret, married (2nd) (as his 3rd wife) GILBERT TALBOT, Knt., of Richard's Castle, Herefordshire and Wadley, Berkshire (died 6 Feb. 1398/9). They had one son, Richard. She died 25 March 1434, and was buried at Black Friars, Norwich. . . . . . ____________
  • Plantagenet ancestry: a study in colonial and medieval families By Douglas Richardson, Kimball G. Everingham
  • Plantagenet ancestry: a study in colonial and medieval families By Douglas Richardson, Kimball G. Everingham
  • Pg. 494
  • 8. JOAN MARMION, married (1st) JOHN DE BERNAK, Knt., ot Tattershall, Lincolnshire, and Bokenham and Besthorpe, Norfolk, son and heir of William de Bernak, Knt., of Tattershall, Bokenham, Besthorpe, etc., by Alice, daughter of Robert de Driby, of Driby, Lincolnshire. He was born about 1305-6 or 1309 (aged 33 or 34 in 1339, aged 32 in 1341). They had two sons, John and William, and one daughter, Maud. JOHN DE BERNAK died 20 March 1346. His widow, Joan, married (2nd) before 1360 JOHN DE FOLVILLE, Knt. They had no issue. She was heiress sometime before 1360 to her brother, Robert Marmion, 3rd Lord Marmion, by which she inherited a 1/2 share in the manors of Lutton, Northamptonshire, and Wath, Hunmanby, and Langton-on-Swale, Yorkshire. She died 2 or 13 Oct. 1361. . . .
    • 9. MAUD DE BERNAK, born about 1335-8 (aged 23 in 1360, and 24 or 26 in 1361, aged 36 in 1382). She married before 20 Jan. 1360/1 RALPH DE CROMWELL, Knt., of Cromwell, Nottinghamshire, and West Hallam, Derbyshire, and, in right of his wife, of Tattershall, Lincolnshire, and Lutton, Northamptonshire, son and heir of Ralph Cromwell, of Cromwell, of Cromwell and West Hallam, by Amice, daughter of Roger Belers. They had five sons, Ralph, Knt. [2nd Lord Cromwell], Robert, William, Thomas, and John, and three daughters, Elizabeth, Avice (wife of Thomas Bardolf, 5th Lord Bardolf), and Maud. She was heiress in 1360 to her brother, William de Bernak. He was summoned to Parliament from 28 Dec. 1375 by writs directed Radulfo de Crombwell', whereby he is held to have become Lord Cromwell. He was heir in 1382 to his first cousin, Thomasine Belers, daughter of Roger Belers Knt. In 1386-87 he was Banneret, and retained to serve the King in the event of invasion. She was co-heiress in 1394 to her cousin, Mary Percy, wife of John Roos, 5th Lord Roos, of Helmesley, Yorkshire. In 1394 he and his wife, Maud, obtained a papal indult to celebrate mass before daybreak. SIR RALPH DE CROMWELL, 1st Lord Cromwell, died 27 August 1398. His widow, Maud, died 10 April 1419. . . . . .
      • Pg. 495
      • 10. ELIZABETH DE CROMWELL, married JOHN DE CLIFTON, Knt., of Buckenham, Babingley, Denton, Hilborough, West Bradenham, etc., Norfolk, son and heir of Constantine de Clifton, of Buckenham, Norfolk, by Katherine, daughter of William de la Pole, Knt. He was born about 1353 (aged 15 in 1368). They had one son, Constantine, Esq. [2nd Lord Clifton], and one daughter, Katherine (wife of Ralph Greene and Simon Felbrigg, Knt.). He was summoned to Parliament from 1 Dec. 1376 to 28 July 1388, by writs directed to Johanni de Clyfton, whereby his is held to have become Lord Clifton. SIR JOHN DE CLIFTON, 1st Lord Clifton, died at Rhodes 10 August 1388. His widow, Elizabeth, married (2nd) EDWARD BENSTED, Knt. She died 24 Sep 1391. . . .
        • 11. CONSTANTINE DE CLIFTON, Esq., 2nd Lord Clifton, of Buckenham, Babingley, Hilborough, etc., Norfolk, Little Waltham, Essex, etc., son and heir, born about 1372 (aged 16 in 1388, aged 19 1/2 in 1391). He married after Feb. 1389/90 MARGARET HOWARD, daughter of Robert Howard, Knt., of East Winch, Fersfield, and Wiggenhall, Norfolk (descendant of King John), by Margaret (or Margery), daughter of Robert de Scales, 3rd Lord Scales [see CORNWALL 8 for her ancestry]. They had one son, John, Knt. [3rd Lord Clifton], and one daughter, Elizabeth. He was summoned to Parliament from 13 Nov. 1393 to 20 Nov. 1394. CONSTANTINE DE CLIFTON, Esq., 2nd Lord Clifton, died 19 Feb. 1395/6. His widow, Margaret, married (2nd) (as his 3rd wife) GILBERT TALBOT, Knt., of Richard's Castle, Herefordshire and Wadley, Berkshire (died 6 Feb 1398/9), They had one son, Richard. She died 25 March 1434, and was buried at Black Friars, Norwich. . . . ______________
  • This information lists Constantine as marrying Katherine Scales dau. of Robert Scales and Margaret Howard. ?????
  • Sir John Clifton, Knt. of Bukenham castle in 1373, had livery of all his lands, as heir to Sir Adam de Clifton, his grandfather; he was summoned to parliament from 1375 to 1388, when he died, on St. Lawrence's Day, at Rhodes, seized of Bukenham castle and manors, Hilburghworth, West Bradenham, and Cranwyse, with the advowsons of Hilburgh and Cranwyse, and the manor of Babyngle, &c. leaving Constantine, his son and heir, then 16 years old. He married Elizabeth, one of the heirs of Ralf Lord Cromwell, by which match that part of Bukenham, &c. which she had for her share, united again; she outlived him, and married Sir Edward Bensted.
  • Constantine, their son and heir, had livery of his inheritance in 1393, and was summoned to parliament in that and the next year, but never after; he married Katherine, daughter of Robert Lord Scales, by Margaret, daughter of Robert Howard of East-Winch, who outlived him, and held in dower, till 1432, fin which year she died,) the manor of Babyngle, two parts of Gryshaugh in Wymoudham, Bukenham, Lathes manor, the profits of the court at Attleburgh, the court of the market at New-Bukenham, and the part of Lyn tolbooth, all which at her death joined to the rest of the estate, in their son and heir, Sir John Clifton of Bukenham castle Knt. who died in 1447, seized of Bukenham castle, and the greater parts of the manors . . . . _________
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Elizabeth Cromwell's Timeline

1357
1357
Tattershall, Lincolnshire, England
1372
1372
Buckenham, Norfolk, England
1384
1384
Buckenham, Norfolk, England
1388
1388
Brocket Hall, Hertfordshire, England
1390
1390
Newark, Nottinghamshire, England
1392
1392
Shropshire, England
1394
September 24, 1394
Age 37
Buckenham Castle, Norfolk, England