Radcliffe was the son of Sir John Radcliffe of Ordsall Lancashire. He was created Knight of the Bath in 1625, when he was seventeen years old. In 1628, he was elected Member of Parliament for Lancashire and sat until 1629 when King Charles decided to rule without parliament for eleven years.
Radcliffe supported the King in the Civil War and in 1642 he executed a Commissioner of Array. He was later committed to the Tower of London by Parliament for assisting the Earl of Derby in the Siege of Manchester.
Radcliffe died at the age of 46.
|Parliament of England|
Sir Gilbert Hoghton
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With: Sir Richard Molyneux
Parliament suspended until 1640