Walter de Clifton
- Marriage: Unknown
- Died: 1217, Clifton, Lancashire, England 936,908
Information about this person:
• Background Information. 936
Osbert de Clifton, living during the reign of Henry II, was the father of Walter de Clifton, who in 1212, held ten carucates of land, viz., the township of Clifton, Salwick, Great and Little Fieldplumpton, Westby and Barton, in thanage by the yearly service of three marks [Testa, ii. F. 820]. Walter died in 1217, in which year his son, William, had livery of his father's estates [Memoranda Roll, No. I, m. 2]. Sir William de Clifton, having £20 land was knighted circa 1250, and died a few days before 29 Mar 1258, the date of the writ of diem clausit estremum, which was attested by the King himself "at Morton."
~ Final Concords of the County of Lancaster, Part I, p. 130
• Background Information. 908
Walter, son of Osbert, ancestor of the Cliftons of Clifton, held ten carucates of land in thanage, by service of three marks yearly. He held eight carucates in demesne, viz., Clifton two carucates, Salwick one carucate, Great and Little Fieldplumpton two carucates, Westby two carucates, Barton, on carucate; and two carucates in Barton in the service, which the heirs of Geoffrey de Barton held of him. [Survey of 1212, Testa de Nevill]. He died in 1217, in which year William de Clifton, son of Water, fined £4 for his relief. By inquisition taken 7 Apr 1258, it was found that Sir William de Clifton died seised of then Carucates of land, which he held in capite by the service of 40s.
~ The Chartulary of Cockersand Abbey, Vol. I, Part II, p 211