See also

Elizabeth MORTIMER ( - )

1. Elizabeth MORTIMER, daughter of Edmund Mortimer, 3rd Earl of March (1351-1381) and Philippa Plantagenet of Clarence (1355- ), married Henry Percy (Harry Hotspur).


Sir Henry Percy (Harry Hotspur), son of Henry PERCY (1341-1408) and Margaret NEVILL (1341-1372), was born on 20 May 1364. He died on 21 July 1403. He and Elizabeth MORTIMER had the following children:



Elizabeth PERCY (c. 1390-1437)

Second Generation

2. Lady Elizabeth PERCY, daughter of Sir Henry Percy (Harry Hotspur) and Elizabeth MORTIMER, was born circa 1390. She married in 1404. She married John CLIFFORD in 1404. She died on 26 October 1437.


They were great grandparents of Jane Seymour, wife of Henry VIII.


John CLIFFORD, son of Thomas CLIFFORD (c. 1363-1391) and Elizabeth ROS (c. 1390-c. 1437), was born in 1388 in Appleby, Westmoreland. He had the title '7th Lord Clifford'. He died on [Julian] 13 March 1421 in Meaux. He was killed at the Siege of Meaux, Seine-et-Marne, France. He was buried in Bolton Abbey/Friars Minors, Ipswich, Suffolk. He and Elizabeth PERCY had the following children:



Thomas CLIFFORD (1414-1455)

Third Generation

3. Thomas CLIFFORD, son of John CLIFFORD and Lady Elizabeth PERCY, was born in 1414. He had the title '8th Lord Clifford'. He married Joan DACRE circa 1424 in Skelton, Yorkshire. Thomas was killed at the Battle of St. Albans.


When his father died at Meaux in France Thomas was only seven years old. He was commissioned in 1434/5 along with his uncle the Earl of Northumberland to array the northern counties against the Scots. In 1449 he was conservator of the truce between England and Scotland and in 1450-1he was one of three Ambassadors from Henry VI to James III of Scotland. In 1437 he laid siege to Pontoise near Paris. He dressed his soldiers in white and under the cover of a snowstorm they scaled the ramparts and captured the fortress. The King called on him again in 1452 and 1454 to muster men and ships from the north to relief Calais. The Hundred Years War with France drew to a close and Thomas returned home but by May 1455 the struggle for control of the English throne had erupted into violence and Thomas Clifford was killed at the first battle of St. Albans. Thomas 8th Lord Clifford had married Joan Dacre in 1424 and they had six children.


Joan DACRE was born circa 1418. She died circa 1455. She and Thomas CLIFFORD had the following children:



John CLIFFORD (1435-1461). John was born in 1435. He was baptised on 8 April 1435 in Conisborough Castle. He had the title '9th Lord Clifford'. He married Margaret BROMFLETE circa 1453. He died on 28 March 1461 in Towton (Ferrybridge). He was killed at the battle of Towton, Ferrybridge, Yorkshire.