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Joan CLIFFORD ( - )

1. Joan CLIFFORD was the child of Walter Fitzrichard Fitzpons de CLIFFORD (1127-1187) and Margaret de Toeni ( - ).

 

She was the famous mistress of Henry II.

Second Generation

2. Walter Fitzrichard Fitzpons de CLIFFORD, son of Richard FITZPONS and Maud de Pitres of Gloucester, was born in 1127. He had the title 'Baron Clifford'. He married Margaret de Toeni after 1130. He died in 1187.

 

He assumed the name Clifford from Clifford Castle in Herefordshire which he obtained by marriage.

 

3. Margaret de Toeni has few details recorded about her. She and Walter Fitzrichard Fitzpons de CLIFFORD had the following children:

 

Walter CLIFFORD (1173-1221). Walter was born in 1173. He had the title 'Baron Clifford'. He died on 23 January 1221.

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Joan CLIFFORD ( - )

Third Generation

4. Richard FITZPONS, son of Pons FITZPONS, was born in 1088. He had the title 'Lord of Cantref Bychan'. He died in 1129. He married Maud de Pitres of Gloucester.

 

He was one of the Normans who in the westward expansion encouraged by Henry I carved out estates for themselves at the expense of the Welsh. He established himself at Llandovery, where he built a castel, and founded a long line of marcher lords whose estates were concentrated in Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

 

5. Maud de Pitres of Gloucester has few details recorded about her. She and Richard FITZPONS had the following children:

 

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Walter Fitzrichard Fitzpons de CLIFFORD (1127-1187)