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Walter Clifford, III

Also Known As: "Baron Clifford", "Lord Corfham"
Birthplace: Clifford Castle, Clifford, Herefordshire, England
Death: Died in Clifford, Herefordshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Walter de Clifford, 2nd Baron Clifford and Lady Agnes de Cuni of Cavenby
Husband of Isabel Clifford and Margaret verch Llewelyn
Father of Lucia Clifford and Maud de Clifford, Baroness Giffard
Brother of Sir Roger Clifford, Kt.; Sir Giles de Clifford; Maud de Clifford; Richard de Clifford; Simon de Clifford and 3 others
Half brother of Siward de Singleton and Robert de Singleton

Occupation: Baron Clifford, Knight
Managed by: Daniel Robert May
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About Sir Walter Clifford, III, Baron Clifford

Walter, 3rd Lord Clifford b. circa 1164, d. 1263/64 Father Walter, 2nd Lord Clifford1 b. circa 1140, d. 1222/23 Mother Agnes de Cundi1 b. circa 1143

Walter, 3rd Lord Clifford was born circa 1164. He was the son of Walter, 2nd Lord Clifford and Agnes de Cundi.1 3rd Lord Clifford at Herefordshire, England, after 1223.1 Walter, 3rd Lord Clifford married Margred verch Llewelyn, daughter of Llewelyn Ap Iorwerth, Prince of North Wales and Joan Plantagenet, circa 1234; Her 2nd. Walter, 3rd Lord Clifford died in 1263/64 at 48 Henry III.1

Family Margred verch Llewelyn b. circa 1207, d. after 1263 Child Maud de Clifford+ b. c 1234, d. a Dec 12821,2 Citations [S603] C.B., LL.D., Ulster King of Arms Sir Bernard Burke, B:xP, pg. 122. [S215] Revised by others later George Edward Cokayne CP, I:338. Walter de Clifford1 M, #4124, d. 1263 Last Edited=3 Apr 2009 Walter de Clifford was the son of Walter de Clifford and Agnes de Cuni.2 He married Margaret ap Llywelyn, daughter of Llywelyn ap Iorwerth, Prince of North Wales.3 He died in 1263.2 Child of Walter de Clifford and Margaret ap Llywelyn

Maud de Clifford+3 d. bt Dec 1282 - 9 May 1285


[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 I, page 338. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.

[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 1063. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.

[S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume II, page 307.

See The House of Clifford, pp33-35 & 'The Children of Joan, Princess of Wales'

William Addams Reitwiesner, The Genealogist, 1980, vol. 1, No.1,p83.

Walter III de Clifford (died 1263) was a Welsh Marcher Lord during the reign of King John of England. Walter II de Clifford (c. 1160 - 17 January 1221) was a Welsh Marcher Lord and High Sheriff in England, son of Walter I de Clifford (1113 – 1190). Walter became Sheriff of Herefordshire and was a close associate of William de Braose. In March 1208 he held back from William's rebellion, but did not do enough to check it. As a result King John dismissed him from his Marcher barony of Clifford and made his son Walter III de Clifford de facto lord instead. Walter had married Agnes Cundy of Kent before 1175. He was succeeded by his sons, Walter III de Clifford and Roger Clifford who founded the line of Northumbrian Cliffords.

[edit] Family

Walter III de Clifford was born before 1190, the son of Walter II de Clifford and Agnes Cundy. He died before 20 December 1263. He had at least three brothers, Roger, Hugh and Reginald, as well as a sister, Basilia.

[edit] History

He took over Clifford barony in 1208 on the disgrace of his father, Walter II de Clifford, who appeared disloyal to King John of England who was then in dispute with Walter's lord for Bronllys, William de Braose, 7th Baron Abergavenny.

Walter's first marriage proved barren and he married Margaret the daughter of Prince Llywelyn ab Iorwerth, late in life during 1232. During baronial discontent he rebelled against King Henry III in 1233 and surrendered after Clifford Castle had been reduced by the king. He then joined the king, defending Bronllys Castle in a war against his father-in-law, Llywelyn ab Iorwerth who was at the time besieging nearby Brecon. Twenty years later he nearly rebelled again in a dispute with the king over his Marcher franchies during which he forced a royal messenger to eat a royal writ, which included the wax seal. He left one daughter, a granddaughter of Llywelyn ab Iorwerth as heiress, Matilda Clifford.

[edit] References

Remfry, P.M., Clifford Castle, 1066 to 1299 (ISBN 1-899376-04-6)

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Additional Source:

"Pedigree Resource File," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 5 September 2012), entry for Walter /De Clifford/.

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Sir Walter Clifford, III, Baron Clifford's Timeline

Clifford, Herefordshire, England
Age 33
Herefordshire, England
Age 47
Dorset, England, United Kingdom
December 1263
Age 76
Clifford, Herefordshire, England
November 19, 1910
Age 76
November 19, 1932
Age 76
February 2, 1933
Age 76
February 2, 1933
Age 76