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Clifford of Chudleigh, Baron (E, 1672)

 

Creation: let. pat. 22 Apr 1672

 

Family name: Clifford

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Arms:

Chequy Or and Azure a Fess Gules

Crest:

Out of a Ducal Coronet Or a Demi Wyvern rising Gules

Supporters:

On either side a Wyvern Purpure

Motto:

Semper Paratus (Always ready)

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Thomas [Clifford], 1st Baron Clifford of Chudleigh, PC

1st son of Col Hugh Clifford, of Ugbrooke Park, Chudleigh, co. Devon, by his wife Mary Chudleigh, 3rd dau. of Sir George Chudleigh, 1st Bt., of Ashton, co. Devon

born

1 Aug 1630

mar.

Elizabeth Martin (d. 21 Sep 1709; bur. at Ugbrooke, co. Devon), sister and cohrss. of William Martin, of Lindridge, co. Devon, and dau. of William Martin, of Lindridge, co. Devon

children

1. Thomas Clifford

2. Thomas Clifford

3. Robert Clifford (b. 3 Oct 1652 ; dvp. 29 Mar 1671; bur. at Ugbrooke)

4. Hon George Clifford (dvp. bef. 12 May 1673)

5. Hon Hugh Clifford, later 2nd Baron Clifford of Chudleigh

6. Hon .... Clifford

7. Hon .... Clifford

1. Elizabeth Clifford (dvp. young)

2. Hon Elizabeth Clifford (b. 12 Jun 1655; dsp. bef. 1683/4), mar. after 8 Apr 1673 as his first wife Sir Henry Carew, 2nd Bt., of Haccombe and Bickleigh, co. Devon

3. Hon Mary Clifford, mar. Sir Simon Leech

4. Hon Amy Clifford, mar. John Courtney, of Molland, co. Devon

5. Hon Catherine Clifford (d. unm.)

6. Hon Anne Clifford (d. unm.)

7. Hon Rhoda Clifford (d. unm.)

8. Hon Isabel Clifford (d. unm.)

died

17 Oct 1673 (bur. at Ugbrooke, co. Devon)

created

22 Apr 1672 Baron Clifford of Chudleigh, of Chudleigh in the County of Devon

suc. by

son

note

Barrister of the Middle Temple; Member of Parliament for Totnes 1660-72; distinguished himself in several naval actions and was knighted; Comptroller of the Household 1666-68; Privy Councillor 1666; one of the Commissioners of the Treasury 1667-72; Treasurer of the Household 1668-72; after the end of the Dutch War in 1669 he was a strong promoter of French interests and was the architect of the Treaty of Dover 1670; he, along with Ashley, Buckingham, Arlington and Lauderdale, was one of the five principal members of the Council for foreign affairs, nicknamed the "Cabal", to whom alone King Charles II revealed his policy; Lord High Treasurer 1672-73, from which office as a Roman Catholic he had to resign following the passing of the Test Act

 

Hugh [Clifford], 2nd Baron Clifford of Chudleigh

bapt.

21 Dec 1663

mar.

in or bef. 1685 Anne Preston (d. 5 Jul 1734; bur. at Ugbrooke, co. Devon), 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Sir Thomas Preston, 3rd Bt., of Furness Abbey, co. Lancaster, by his wife Hon Mary Molyneux, 1st dau. of Caryll [Molyneux], 3rd Viscount Molyneux

children

1. Hon Thomas Clifford (b. 1687; dvp. 21 Feb 1718/9), mar. 22 Dec 1713 as her first husband Lady Charlotte Maria Livingston, suo jure Countess of Newburgh, and had issue:

1a. Lady Anne Clifford (b. 1715; d. 28 Apr 1793), mar. (1) 22 Dec 1739 as his second wife Gen John Joseph Mahony, Count Mahony (bapt. 5 Nov 1699; d. c. 10 Apr 1757), 1st son of Lt Gen Count Daniel O'Mahony, Count of Castile, and (2) after 13 Apr 1773 Lt Col Don Carlo Severino, and had issue by her first husband

2. Hon Hugh Clifford, later 3rd Baron Clifford of Chudleigh

1. Hon Elizabeth Clifford (b. 6 Apr 1689; dsp. 27 Apr 1721; bur. in Bath Abbey), mar. (1) William [Constable], 4th Viscount of Dunbar, and (2) 17 Nov 1719 as his first wife Charles Gregory [Fairfax], 9th Viscount Fairfax

2. Hon Anne Clifford, mar. George Cary, or Tor Abbey, co. Devon

3. Hon Amy Clifford, mar. Cuthbert Tunstall later Constable, of Constable Burton, co. York, and has issue

died

12 Oct 1730 (bur. at Cannington, co. Somerset)

suc. by

son

 

Hugh [Clifford], 3rd Baron Clifford of Chudleigh

born

14 Apr 1700

mar.

after 14 Oct 1725 Elizabeth Blount (d. Nov 1778), dau. and cohrss. of Edward Blount, of Blagdon, co. Devon, by his wife Anne Guise, 1st dau. of Sir John Guise, 2nd Bt. MP, of Elmore, co. Gloucester

children

1. Hon Hugh Clifford, later 4th Baron Clifford of Chudleigh

2. Hon Thomas Clifford (b. 22 Aug 1732; d. 16 Jul 1787), mar. 2 Feb 1762 Hon Barbara Aston (b. 4 Sep 1744; d. 2 Aug 1786), 2nd dau. and cohrss. of James [Aston], 5th Lord Aston of Forfar, by his wife Barbara Talbot, sister of George [Talbot], 14th Earl of Shrewsbury, and 1st dau. of George Talbot, and had issue

1. Hon Mary Clifford (b. 27 Apr 1731), mar. 14 Apr 1766 as his second wife Sir Edward Smythe, 4th Bt., of Eshe, co. Durham, and Acton Burnell, co. Shropshire, and had issue

died

26 Mar 1732 (bur. at Ugbrooke, co. Devon)

suc. by

son

 

Hugh [Clifford], 4th Baron Clifford of Chudleigh

born

29 Sep 1726

mar.

17 Dec 1749 Lady Anne Lee (d. 9 Dec 1802), sister and cohrss. of George [Lee], 3rd Earl of Lichfield, and 5th dau. of George Henry [Lee], 2nd Earl of Lichfield, by his wife Frances Hales, dau. of Sir John Hales, Bt., of Woodchurch, co. Kent

children

1. Hon Hugh Edward Henry Clifford, later 5th Baron Clifford of Chudleigh

2. Hon Charles Clifford, later 6th Baron Clifford of Chudleigh

3. Hon Robert Edward Clifford (b. 16 Oct 1767; d. 18 Feb 1817)

4. Hon Thomas Edward Clifford (b. 5 Dec 1774; dspm. 2 Apr 1817), mar. 17 Nov 1807 Henrietta Philippina, Baroness de Lutzow (dspm. 20 Nov 1822), and had issue

1. Hon Frances Clifford (dvp. 7 Oct 1752)

2. Hon Anne Elizabeth Maria Clifford

3. Hon Maria Anna Rosa Clifford

4. Hon Charlotte Clifford

died

1 Sep 1783 (bur. at Ugbrooke, co. Devon)

suc. by

son

 

Hugh Edward Henry [Clifford], 5th Baron Clifford of Chudleigh

born

2 Jul 1756

mar.

2 May 1780 Hon Apollonia Langdale (b. c. 1755; d. 31 Dec 1815; bur. at Hazlewood, co. York), 4th dau. and cohrss. of Marmaduke [Langdale], 5th Baron Langdale, by his wife Constantia Smythe, dau. of Sir John Smythe, 3rd Bt., of Eshe, co. Durham, and Acton Burnell, co. Shropshire

died

s.p. 15 Jan 1793 (bur. in the chapel of the Jesuits' College, Munich)

suc. by

brother

 

Charles [Clifford], 6th Baron Clifford of Chudleigh

born

28 Nov 1759

mar.

29 Nov 1786 Hon Eleanor Mary Arundell (b. 20 Mar 1766; d. 24 Nov 1835; bur. at Ugbrooke Park, co. Devon), 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Henry [Arundell], 8th Baron Arundell of Wardour, by his wife Maria Christina Conquest, only dau. and hrss. of Benedict Conquest, of Irnham Hall, co. Lincoln

children

1. Hon Hugh Charles Clifford, later 7th Baron Clifford of Chudleigh

2. Hon Charles Thomas Clifford, of Irnham Hall, co. Lincoln (b. 27 May 1797; d. 11 Sep 1870), mar. 14 Jan 1822 Hon Theresa Constable-Maxwell, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Lord of Parliament by Royal Licence 1858 (b. 28 Feb 1802; d. 24 Apr 1883), sister of William [Constable-Maxwell], 10th Lord Herries of Terregles, and 2nd dau. of Marmaduke William Constable later Constable-Maxwell, of Everingham Park, co. York, and Caerlaverock Castle, co. Dumfries, by his wife Apollonia Wakeman, dau. of Edmund Wakeman, of Beckford, co. Worcester, and had issue

3. Father Hon Edward Charles Clifford (b. 5 Feb 1803; d. 22 Oct 1843)

4. Father Hon Walter Charles Clifford (b. 26 Apr 1804; d. 1844)

5. Hon Robert Henry Clifford, in the military service of the King of Sardinia (b. 31 Oct 1806; d. 10 Jun 1833)

1. Hon Anna Maria Clifford (dvp. 14 Jul 1805)

2. Hon Christina Maria Clifford, became a Benedictine nun at St Benedict's Priory, co. Stafford, after her husband's death (d. 19 Mar 1857), mar. 12 Feb 1811 Humphrey Weld, of Chideock, co. Dorset (b. 21 Sep 1783; d. 9 Jan 1852), 6th son of Thomas Weld, of Lulworth Castle, co. Dorset, by his wife Mary Stanley-Massey-Stanley, 1st dau. of Sir John Stanley later Stanley-Massey later Stanley-Massey-Stanley, 6th Bt., of Hooton, co. Chester, and had issue

3. Sister Hon Elizabeth Mary Clifford, a nun

4. Hon Charlotte Mary Clifford (d. 31 Mar 1819), mar. 27 Jan 1817 as his first wife Capt Hon Charles Joseph Stourton later Langdale DL, of Houghton Hall, co. York, Member of Parliament for Beverley 1832-34 and for Knaresborough 1837-41 (b. 19 Sep 1787; d. 1 Dec 1868), 2nd son of Charles Philip [Stourton], 17th Baron Stourton, by his wife Hon Mary Langdale, 2nd surv. dau. and eventually sole hrss. of Marmaduke [Langdale], 5th Baron Langdale, and had issue

5.Hon Apollonia Clifford

6. Hon Mary Lucy Clifford (b. 22 Sep 1799; d. 30 Sep 1872; bur. at Allerton Park, co. York), mar. 1 Aug 1825 Charles [Stourton], 19th Baron Stourton, and had issue

7. Hon Louisa Mary Clifford (d. Oct 1842)

died

29 Apr 1831 (bur. at Ugbrooke, co. Devon)

suc. by

son

 

Hugh Charles [Clifford], 7th Baron Clifford of Chudleigh

born

22 May 1790

mar.

1 Sep 1818 his second cousin Mary Lucy Weld (b. 31 Jan 1799; d. 15 May 1831), only dau. and hrss. of Thomas Weld (later HE Thomas Cardinal Weld), of Lulworth Castle, co. Dorset, by his wife Lucy Bridget Clifford, 1st dau. of Hon Thomas Clifford (by his wife Hon Barbara Aston, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of James [Aston], 5th Lord Aston of Forfar), 2nd son of Hugh [Clifford], 3rd Baron Clifford of Chudleigh

children

1. Hon Charles Hugh Clifford, later 8th Baron Clifford of Chudleigh

2. Rt Rev Hon William Joseph Hugh Clifford DD, Roman Catholic Bishop of Clifton (b. 24 Dec 1823; d. 14 Aug 1893)

3. Maj Gen Hon Sir Henry Hugh Clifford VC KCMG CB (b. 12 Sep 1826; d. 12 Apr 1883), mar. 21 Mar 1857 Josephine Elizabeth Anstice (d. 15 Jan 1913), only child of Joseph Anstice, of Madeley Wood, co. Shropshire, and had issue

4. Father Hon Walter Charles Hugh Clifford DD (b. 5 Dec 1830; d. 20 Feb 1902)

1. Sister Hon Eleanora Mary Clifford, a nun of the Sacred Heart (d. 1871)

2. Hon Mary Constantia Clifford (d. 18 Mar 1898), mar. (1) 12 Jan 1846 William Vavasour (b. 26 Feb 1822; d. 11 Jan 1860), 3rd son of Hon Sir Edward Stourton later Vavasour, 1st Bt., by his wife Marcia Bridget Lane-Fox, only dau. of James Lane-Fox MP, of Bramham Park, co. York, and (2) 7 Feb 1865 Maurice Denis Kavanagh, barrister-at-law, and had issue by both husbands

died

28 Feb 1858 (bur. in Rome)

suc. by

son

note

he was possibly born a Count of the Holy Roman Empire in right of his mother

 

Charles Hugh [Clifford], 8th Baron Clifford of Chudleigh

born

27 Jul 1819

mar.

30 Sep 1845 Hon Agnes Catherine Louisa Petre (b. 29 Jan 1826; d. 25 May 1891; bur. at Ugbrooke, co. Devon), only dau. of William Henry Francis [Petre], 11th Baron Petre, by his second wife Emma Agnes Howard, 2nd dau. by his second wife of Henry Howard, of Corby Castle, co. Cumberland

children

1. Hon Lewis Henry Hugh Clifford, later 9th Baron Clifford of Chudleigh

2. Bede William Hugh Clifford (b. 3 Oct 1852; dvp. 6 Mar 1853)

3. Hon Edmund Charles Hugh Clifford (b. 11 May 1857; dvp. 2 May 1867)

4. Hon William Hugh Clifford, later 10th Baron Clifford of Chudleigh

5. Hon Walter Charles Ignatius Clifford, of Austin, Manitoba, Canada (b. 14 Oct 1862; d. Jul 1956)

1. Hon Bertha Mary Agnes Clifford (b. 1849; d. 20 Dec 1925), mar. 4 Feb 1892 Brodie Manuel de Zulueta, Count de Torre Diaz, Spanish merchant, of 21 Devonshire Place, London (b. 1842; d. 20 Dec 1925), and had issue

2. Sister Hon Mary Lucy Constance Clifford, a nun (d. 2 Mar 1912)

3. Hon Beatrice Mary Catherine Clifford (dvp. 27 Apr 1873)

4. Sister Hon Edith Teresa Mary Clifford, a nun (d. 12 May 1920)

5. Hon Cecilia Mary Clifford (b. 11 Aug 1860; d. 8 Dec 1919), mar. 23 Sep 1884 as his first wife Rudolph Robert Basil Aloysius Augustine [Feilding], 9th Earl of Denbigh, and had issue

6. Hon Emma Mary Agnes Clifford (b. 14 Oct 1862), mar. 28 Nov 1889 Francis Egerton Harding, of Old Springs, co. Stafford, and had issue

died

5 Aug 1880 (bur. at Ugbrooke, co. Devon)

suc. by

son

 

Lewis Henry Hugh [Clifford], 9th Baron Clifford of Chudleigh

born

24 Aug 1851

mar.

23 Jan 1890 Mabel Anne Towneley (d. 24 Jan 1921), 4th dau. of Lt Col John Towneley, of Towneley, co. Lancaster, by his wife Lucy Ellen Tichborne, 6th dau. and cohrss. of Sir Henry Joseph Tichborne, 8th Bt., of Tichborne Hall, co. Hampshire

died

s.p. 19 Jul 1916

suc. by

brother

note

Barrister, Inner Temple 1882; Volunteer ADC to King Edward VII 1901

 

William Hugh [Clifford], 10th Baron Clifford of Chudleigh

born

17 Dec 1858

mar. (1)

1886 Catherine Mary Bassett (d. Mar 1943), dau. of R Bassett

children by first wife

1. Hon Charles Oswald Hugh Clifford, later 11th Baron Clifford of Chudleigh

2. Hon Lewis Joseph Hugh Clifford, later 12th Baron Clifford of Chudleigh

3. Hon Sir Bede Edmund Hugh Clifford GCMG CB MVO KStJ, Private Secretary to Governor-General of Australia 1918-20, Secretary to HRH Prince Arthur of Connaught when Governor-General of South Africa 1921-24, Secretary to Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief of South Africa 1924-31, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Bahamas 1931-37, of Mauritius 1937-42 and of Trinidad and Tobago 1942-46 (b. 1890; d. 6 Oct 1969), mar. 21 Oct 1925 Alice Devin Gundry CStJ (d. 1980), dau. of John Murton Gundry, of Cleveland, Ohio, USA, and had issue

mar. (2)

29 May 1943 Grace Muriel St Clair-Munro (d. 18 Feb 1963), dau. of W St Clair-Munro, of Glasgow and London

died

5 Jul 1943

suc. by

son by first wife

 

Charles Oswald Hugh [Clifford], 11th Baron Clifford of Chudleigh

born

24 Apr 1887

mar. (1)

6 Nov 1917 Dorothy Hornyold (d. 3 Dec 1918), only dau. of Alfred Joseph Hornyold, of 97 Eaton Place, London, by his wife Alice de La Chere, dau. of Julien Francois de La Chere

only child by first wife

1. Hon Agnes Mary Clifford (b. 26 Nov 1918; d. 10 Mar 1995), mar. 22 Apr 1944 Lieut Robert Weatherhead Stallybrass RNVR, 2nd son of Greville Stallybrass, and had issue

mar. (2)

3 Jan 1940 Clare Mary Ogilvie (widow of Charles Struthers White Ogilvie, of Delvina, co. Perth, and Leys Castle, co. Inverness;  d. 26 Apr 1975), dau. of Capt Jasper Graham Mayne CBE, of Gidleigh Park, Chagford, co. Devon, by his wife Cecily Mary Agnes Weld, 2nd dau. of Sir Frederick Weld GCMG, of Chideock Manor, co. Dorset

died

s.p.m. 1 Feb 1962

suc. by

brother

note

served as Sub-Lieut, RNVR in World War I 1914-18

 

Lewis Joseph Hugh [Clifford], 12th Baron Clifford of Chudleigh

born

7 Feb 1889

mar. (1)

1914 Amy Webster (d. 15 Jan 1926), 1st dau. of Dr John Arthur Webster

children by first wife

1. Hon (Lewis) Hugh Clifford, later 13th Baron Clifford of Chudleigh

1. Hon Mary Clifford (b. 1919), mar. 17 Aug 1943 Maj Jack Philip Albert Galvin Clifford Wolff MBE, yst. son of Philip Wolff, of Bushey, co. Hertford, and has issue

2. Hon Rosamund Ann Clifford (b. 19...), mar. (1) 21 Jul 1945 (div. 1965) Sub Lieut Geoffrey Forrester Fairburn, only son of James Valentine Fairburn, of Mount Elephant, Derrinallum, Victoria, Australia, and (2) 1970 as his second wife John Vavasseur [Fisher], 3rd Baron Fisher, and has issue by her first husband

mar. (2)

14 Dec 1934 Elizabeth Knox (d. 198..), dau. of Rt Hon Sir Adrian Knox KCMG KC, Chief Justice of the Commonwealth of Australia

died

27 Aug 1964

suc. by

son by first wife

 

(Lewis) Hugh [Clifford], 13th Baron Clifford of Chudleigh, OBE

born

13 Apr 1916

mar.

29 Jan 1945 Hon Katharine Vavasseur Fisher (b. 3 Nov 1919; d. 3 May 1999), 2nd dau. of Cecil Vavasseur [Fisher], 2nd Baron Fisher, by his wife Jane Morgan, dau. of Randal Morgan, of Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, USA

children

1. Hon Thomas Hugh Clifford, later 14th Baron Clifford of Chudleigh

2. Hon Rollo Hugh Clifford, of Worthy Manor, Porlock Weir, Minehead, co. Somerset (b. 15 Mar 1954), mar. (1) 2 Sep 1977 Fiona Margaret Todd, only dau. of Richard Andrew Palethorpe-Todd OBE, the actor, of Little Ponton House, Grantham, co. Lincoln, and (2) 1989 Caroline Peta Versen (former wife of ..... Versen), only dau. of Peter Marshall Roberts, of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, and has issue by both wives

1. Hon Cecilia Alice Clifford (b. 15 Nov 1945), mar. 15 Apr 1968 (div. 1997) Capt Nicholas Breakspear Kirby RN, of Melbury Bubb, Dorchester, co. Dorset, son of Ronald Kirby, of Ruscombe House, West Milton, Bridport, co. Dorset, and has issue

2. Hon Sarah Amy Clifford (b. 22 Jun 1956), mar. 25 Apr 1981 Robert Carwithen Richardson, of Greatcombe, Holne, co. Devon, 2nd son of Christopher Richardson, of Ash, Dartmouth, co. Devon, and has issue

died

17 Mar 1988

suc. by

son

 

Thomas Hugh [Clifford], 14th Baron Clifford of Chudleigh

born

17 Mar 1948

mar. (1)

15 Dec 1980 (div. 1993) (Muriel) Suzanne Austin, dau. of Maj Campbell Austin, of The Old Rectory, Muff, co. Donegal

children by first wife

1. Hon Alexander Thomas Hugh Clifford (b. 24 Sep 1985)

2. Hon Edward George Hugh Clifford (b. 1988)

1. Hon Georgina Apollonia Clifford (b. 20 Jun 1983)

mar. (2)

21 Nov 1994 Clarissa Anne Goodall, interior decorator (b. 1950), 1st dau. of His Honour Anthony Charles Goodall MC DL, of Hunts Meadow, Moretonhampstead, co. Devon, by his wife Anne Valerie Chichester, 2nd dau. of John Reginald Chichester, of Lurley Manor, Tiverton, co. Devon

note

Capt, 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards; ADC to Chief of the Defence Staff 1972-73; Adjutant, Guards Depot 1973-75

 

 Last updated 13 Jun 2009

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Titles:

14th Baron Clifford of Chudleigh, of Chudleigh in the County of Devon

(England, let. pat. 22 Apr 1672)

Count of the Holy Roman Empire

(by descent from Thomas [Arundell], 1st Baron Arundell of Wardour, who was created a Count of the Holy Roman Empire by Emperor Rudolph II on 14 Dec 1595.  The text of the imperial decree makes it plain that the honour is "descendible to all and each of the grantee's children, heir, posterity, and descendants of either sex, born or to be born, for ever")

 

Address:

Ugbrooke Park, Chudleigh, South Devon TQ13 0AD

Tel:  01626 852102   Office:  01626 852179

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