John Clifton, knt., of Barrington

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John Clifton, knt., of Barrington

Birthplace: Barrington, Somerset, England.
Death: April 1593 (54-55)
Barrington, Somerset, England
Immediate Family:

Son of William Clifton, esq., of Barrington and Elizabeth Clifton
Husband of Anne Stanley
Father of Elizabeth (Clifton) Bampfylde; Ursula Scrope; Gervase Clifton, 1st Baron Clifton; Amias Clifton; John Clifton and 1 other
Brother of Hester Sandys; Jane Fleetwood; Theophilia Strode; Elizabeth Clifton and William Clifton

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About John Clifton, knt., of Barrington

Primary Sources

Will William Clyfton, of Barrington, Somerset, Esqr., dated July 20, 1562, proved Nov. 30, 1564.
mentions: My children John & William Clyfton, Hester, wife of Mr Miles Sandes, Theophila & Jane.

Will of William Clifton of Buxton, Norfolk proved in the Consistory Court of Norwich in 1579
mentions: "my nephew Sir John Clifton of Barrington in the County of Somerset"

Will of John Clifton, of Barrington, Somerset, Knt., dated Sep. 20, 1591, proved June 26, 1593.
If I dye in England, to be buryed in the Church of Barrington, near my most loving wife Anne Clifton.
my sons Amyse, John, & William
my son Gervase Clifton, Exor.

Other Sources

  • Sir Amyas Bampfylde (or "Amias Bampfield" etc.[1]) (1560 – 9 February 1626) was an English Member of Parliament who sat in the House of Commons in 1597.
  • Bampfylde was the son of Richard Bampfylde of Poltimore in Devon and Bampfylde House in Exeter by his wife Elizabeth Sydenham, daughter of Sir John Sydenham of Brympton d'Evercy, Somerset.[2] .... etc.
  • Bampfylde married Elizabeth Clifton, daughter of Sir John Clifton of Barrington Court, Somerset in 1576. The Bampfylde monument in South Molton Church shows the arms of Bampfylde impaling Clifton: Argent, semee of cinquefoils pierced a lion rampant gules. They had six sons and two daughters. In 1602 Bampfylde and Thomas Drake, brother and heir of Sir Francis Drake, made a double marriage settlement for his son John Bampfylde aged 14 and a daughter, aged 16, who were to marry Drake’s daughter and son with each parent settling £660 on the other’s daughter.[2] .... etc.
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  • Devonshire wills: a collection of annotated testamentary abstracts, together with the family history and genealogy of many of the most ancient gentle houses of the west of England (1896)
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  • This Richard Bamfeild, at the age of fifty, became Sheriff of Devon in the eighteenth year of the reign of Queen Elizabeth. His mother, a widow, at the time of her second marriage, was a daughter of Nicholas Wadham, of Merrifield, co. Somerset, and his wife was a daughter of Sir John Sydenham of the same county ; by her he had a family of twelve children, viz., nine daughters and three sons. The eldest of the latter, Giles, predeceased him, having been drowned during his passage to Ireland, so he was succeeded in 1594 by his second son, Amias, then over thirty years of age, who was Sheriff of the county in 1603, and was knighted that same year at Windsor.* He married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir John Clifton, of Barrington, Somerset, and had ten children ; one of . . . .


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John Clifton, knt., of Barrington's Timeline

Barrington, Somerset, England.
Barrington. Somerset, England.
Barrington, Somersetshire, England
April 1569
Barrington, Somerset, United Kingdom
April 1593
Age 55
Barrington, Somerset, England