Sir John CONSTABLE ( - )

1. Sir John CONSTABLE married Jane SOTHEL.


Jane SOTHEL was born in Ithel, Yorkshire. She and John CONSTABLE had the following children:



Anne CONSTABLE ( - )

Second Generation

2. Anne CONSTABLE, daughter of Sir John CONSTABLE and Jane SOTHEL, married Anthony THOROLD.


A stone dated 1611 refers to her as "the most loving and careful grandmother of Sir Gervase Clifton, Kt., and Bart.(the Great), who laid the same, for her piety and exemplary virtue worthy to be had in perpetual remembrance." It was well for him that she was available, for he came into the title and estates in 1587 at the age of four months, without a Clifton relative in the world, the sole hope of the family.


Sir Anthony THOROLD of Marston was a Sheriff of Lincolnshire. He and Anne CONSTABLE had the following children:



Wynyfride THOROLD ( - )

Third Generation

3. Wynyfride THOROLD, daughter of Sir Anthony THOROLD of Marston and Anne CONSTABLE, married George CLIFTON.


George CLIFTON, son of Sir Gervase (The Gentle) CLIFTON of Clifton and Hodsock (1515-1588) and Mary (Maria) NEVILE (c. 1522-1564), was born circa June 1567. He died on 20 January 1588. He and Wynyfride THOROLD had the following children:



Gervase CLIFTON (c. 1588-1666). Gervase was born circa March 1588. He married Frances CLIFFORD on 7 September 1613. He died in 1666.