Karnwath Bussel
(Bef 1154-)


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Karnwath Bussel

  • Born: Bef 1154, Clitheroe, Lancashire, Engand
  • Marriage: Unknown
  • Died: Clitheroe, Lancashire, Engand

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Background Information. 827
Those who bore the name of Clitheroe during the reigns of Henry III and Edward I formed a very numerous clan around Clitheroe. Karnwath Bussel of Clitheroe had a numerous progeny, of whom Ralph was probably the father of Hugh de Clitheroe, the husband of Cecily de Salesbury [Towneley MS. DD, no. 1983\endash 2130 ].

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

The first of this family (Clitheroe) known was one Karnwath, living about the time of King John. From an allusion in a charter he is supposed to have been a Bussel [Towneley MS. DD, no. 2035]. He had several sons, of whom Ralph the Clerk was father of Hugh, whose son Hugh comes into notice in 1275. A number of the charters have been preserved by Towneley, and from them the following notes have been taken.

~A History of the County of Lancaster, Volume VI, pp. 360-372 footnote 56

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