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Adam Clitheroe


  • Marriage: Adam Clitheroe 827

• Background Information. 827
Adam [Chart. R. 5 Edw. II, m. 7, no. 18; Cal. Pat. 1313-17, p. 53], who had apparently accompanied his father to Ireland in the year 1303. He was one of the four persons appointed in 1323 to be keepers of the peace in the county [Ibid. 1301-7, pp. 133, 260; 1321-4, p. 382]. In 1327-8, as 'chivaler,' he instituted proceedings against eighteen freeholders in Salesbury and Dutton for felling and carrying away his trees growing there [De Banco R. 269, m. 70 d.; 275, m. 135 d]. In 1332 he carried away Robert de Clitheroe's live stock and chattels from the manorhouse of Bailey and refused to restore them. An appeal to the king resulted in an order for an extent of Adam's lands to be made and the half awarded to Robert, to whom a debt incurred in 1316 was due from Adam, which he had failed to repay [Coram Rege R. 293, m. 54]. He was living in 1337, when he was arraigned with many of the county gentry for trespass in the free chases of Queen Isabella of Pendle and Rossendale [Cal. Pat. 1334-8, p. 452]. He died soon after, leaving issue by his wife Cecily (who survived him) Robert and Hugh.

~A History of the County of Lancaster, Volume VI, pp. 252-257

Cecilia married Adam Clitheroe, son of Hugh de Clitheroe and Amabel.827 (Adam Clitheroe was born in Salesbury, Blackburn, Lancashire, England and died Shortly After 1337 in Salesbury, Blackburn, Lancashire, England 827.)

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