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