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Biography of Francis Clifford 4th Earl Cumberland 1559-1641

Family Trees

Ancestry

Knighting of Henry Fitzroy

On 18 Jun 1525 Henry Fitzroy (6) was created 1st Duke of Richmond and Somerset, 1st Earl Lincoln 7C 1525 at Bridewell Palace by his father Henry VIII (33). .
Henry Clifford 1st Earl Cumberland 1493-1542 (32) was created 1st Earl Cumberland, Warden of the West Marches and Governor of Carlisle Castle.
Henry Courtenay 1st Marquess Exeter 1496-1538 was created 1st Marquess Exeter 1C 1525.
Thomas Manners 1st Earl Rutland 1492-1543 (33) was created 1st Earl Rutland 3C 1525.
Henry Percy 5th Earl of Northumberland 1478-1527 (47) carried the Sword of State. Thomas More Chancellor Speaker 1478-1535 (47) read the patents of nobility. Charles Brandon 1st Duke Suffolk 1484-1545 (41), Thomas Grey 2nd Marquess Dorset 1477-1530 (47),.
Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk 1473-1554 (52), William Fitzalan 18th Earl Arundel 1476-1544 (49) and John Vere 14th Earl Oxford 1499-1526 (25) attended.
Around 18 Jun 1525 [his father] Henry Clifford 2nd Earl Cumberland 1517-1570 (8) and Eleanor Brandon Countess Cumberland 1519-1547 (6) were married at Bridewell Palace. .

Around 1525 Unknown Painter. Netherlands. Portrait of Henry VIII King England and Ireland 1491-1547 (33).

Around 1543 Unknown Painter. Portrait of Charles Brandon 1st Duke Suffolk 1484-1545 (59).

Before Jun 1537 [his father] Henry Clifford 2nd Earl Cumberland 1517-1570 and Eleanor Brandon Countess Cumberland 1519-1547 were married.

On 22 Apr 1542 Henry Clifford 1st Earl Cumberland 1493-1542 (49) died. He was buried at Holy Trinity Church Skipton West Riding. His son [his father] Henry Clifford 2nd Earl Cumberland 1517-1570 (25) succeeded 2nd Earl Cumberland, 12th Baron Clifford, 12th Lord Skipton. Eleanor Brandon Countess Cumberland 1519-1547 (23).

After 1547 [his father] Henry Clifford 2nd Earl Cumberland 1517-1570 and Anne Dacre Countess Cumberland 1521-1581 were married. Anne Dacre Countess Cumberland 1521-1581 by marriage Countess Cumberland.

On 07 Feb 1555 Henry Stanley 4th Earl Derby 1531-1593 (23) and [his sister] Margaret Clifford Countess Derby 1540-1596 (15) were married.

Around 1575 Unknown Painter. Portrait of Henry Stanley 4th Earl Derby 1531-1593 (43).

In 1559 Francis Clifford 4th Earl Cumberland 1559-1641 was born to [his father] Henry Clifford 2nd Earl Cumberland 1517-1570 (42) and Anne Dacre Countess Cumberland 1521-1581 (38).

In Jan 1570 [his father] Henry Clifford 2nd Earl Cumberland 1517-1570 (53) died. His son [his brother] George Clifford 3rd Earl Cumberland 1558-1605 (11) succeeded 3rd Earl Cumberland, 13th Baron Clifford, 13th Lord Skipton. Being underage his wardship went to Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland (36) who gave it to Francis Russell 2nd Earl Bedford 1527-1585 (43) whose daughter George subsequently married.

Around 1590 Unknown Painter. Portrait of Unknown Man. Possibly George Clifford 3rd Earl Cumberland 1558-1605 (31).

After 1585 Unknown Painter. Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland.

In 1577 [his brother] George Clifford 3rd Earl Cumberland 1558-1605 (18) and Margaret Russell Countess Cumberland 1560-1616 (16) were married, she being the daughter of Francis Russell 2nd Earl Bedford 1527-1585 (50) who had been given George's wardship by Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland (43). Margaret Russell Countess Cumberland 1560-1616 (16) by marriage Countess Cumberland.

Around 1590 Unknown Painter. Portrait of Unknown Man. Possibly George Clifford 3rd Earl Cumberland 1558-1605 (31).

In 1583 Mid-Seventeeth Century copy.Unknown Painter. Portrait of Margaret Russell Countess Cumberland 1560-1616 (22).

After 1585 Unknown Painter. Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland.

On 28 Feb 1581 [his son] Henry Clifford 5th Earl Cumberland 1581-1643 was born to Francis Clifford 4th Earl Cumberland 1559-1641 (22) and [his future wife] Grisold Hughes Countess Cumberland.

Around Mar 1589 Francis Clifford 4th Earl Cumberland 1559-1641 (30) and [his wife] Grisold Hughes Countess Cumberland were married. [his wife] Grisold Hughes Countess Cumberland by marriage Countess Cumberland.

On 29 Sep 1596 [his sister] Margaret Clifford Countess Derby 1540-1596 (56) died.

On 30 Oct 1605 [his brother] George Clifford 3rd Earl Cumberland 1558-1605 (47) died. His brother Francis Clifford 4th Earl Cumberland 1559-1641 (46) succeeded 4th Earl Cumberland. His daughter [his niece] Anne Clifford Countess Dorset Countess Pembroke 1590-1676 (15) succeeded 14th Baron Clifford.

Around 1590 Unknown Painter. Portrait of Unknown Man. Possibly George Clifford 3rd Earl Cumberland 1558-1605 (31).

On 27 Feb 1609 Richard Sackville 3rd Earl Dorset 1589-1624 (19) and [his niece] Anne Clifford Countess Dorset Countess Pembroke 1590-1676 (19) were married.

On 25 Jul 1610 [his son] Henry Clifford 5th Earl Cumberland 1581-1643 (29) and Frances Cecil Countess Cumberland 1593-1644 (17) were married.

In 1628 [his son] Henry Clifford 5th Earl Cumberland 1581-1643 (46) was created 1st Baron Clifford. Frances Cecil Countess Cumberland 1593-1644 (35) by marriage Baroness Clifford.

In 1630 Philip Herbert 4th Earl Pembroke 1st Earl Montgomery 1584-1650 (45) and [his niece] Anne Clifford Countess Dorset Countess Pembroke 1590-1676 (39) were married.

On 04 Jan 1641 Francis Clifford 4th Earl Cumberland 1559-1641 (82) died. His son Henry Clifford 5th Earl Cumberland 1581-1643 (59) succeeded 5th Earl Cumberland. Frances Cecil Countess Cumberland 1593-1644 (48) by marriage Countess Cumberland.

[his daughter] Margaret Clifford -1622 was born to Francis Clifford 4th Earl Cumberland 1559-1641 and [his former wife] Grisold Hughes Countess Cumberland.

[his daughter] Frances Clifford Lady Clifton -1627 was born to Francis Clifford 4th Earl Cumberland 1559-1641 and [his former wife] Grisold Hughes Countess Cumberland.

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Clifford

Ancestry

Father: Henry Clifford 2nd Earl Cumberland 1517-1570

GrandFather: Henry Clifford 1st Earl Cumberland 1493-1542

Great GrandFather: Henry "Shepherd Lord" Clifford 10th Baron Clifford 1454-1523

Great x 2 GrandFather: John "Butcher" Clifford 9th Baron Clifford 1435-1461

Great x 3 GrandFather: Thomas Clifford 8th Baron Clifford 1414-1455