Francis Clifford, 4th Earl of Cumberland

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The 4th Earl of Cumberland.

Francis Clifford, 4th Earl of Cumberland (1559 – 4 January 1641) was a member of the Clifford family which held the seat of Skipton from 1310 to 1676.

He was the second son of Henry Clifford, 2nd Earl of Cumberland and Anne Dacre and inherited his title and estates on the death of his brother George, who had willed them to him in place of his daughter Anne. A long lawsuit between them over the possession of the family estates was settled in 1617.[1]

He was elected Member of Parliament for Westmorland in 1584 and 1586 and for Yorkshire in 1604.[2] He was appointed Sheriff of Yorkshire in 1600, constable of Knaresborough castle in 1604 and keeper of Carlisle castle in 1605. He was Custos Rotulorum of Cumberland from 1605 to 1639 and joint Lord Lieutenant of Northumberland (1607–1639), Westmorland (1607–1641) and Newcastle and a member of the Council of the North in 1619.[3]

He married Grisold Hughes, daughter of Thomas Hughes and Elizabeth Dwnn (or Don), daughter of Sir Griffith Dwnn (or Don) and Elizabeth Roche-Eden, circa March 1589.

Children of Francis Clifford, 4th Earl of Cumberland and Grisold Hughes:

He died on 21 January 1640/41.

References[edit]

  1. ^  One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Cumberland, Dukes and Earls of". Encyclopædia Britannica. 7 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 620. 
  2. ^ http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1558-1603/member/clifford-francis-1559-1641
  3. ^ "CLIFFORD, Francis (1559–1641), of Skipton Castle, Yorks.". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 2012-04-12. 
Political offices
Preceded by
The Lord Scrope of Bolton
Custos Rotulorum of Cumberland
1605?–1641
Vacant
Title next held by
Lord Maltravers
Vacant
Title last held by
The Earl of Cumberland
Lord Lieutenant of Cumberland
with The Earl of Suffolk 1607–1639
The Lord Clifford 1607–1639
The Earl of Dunbar 1607–1611
The Earl of Northumberland 1626–1639
The Earl of Arundel 1632–1639
Lord Maltravers 1632–1639

1607–1639
Succeeded by
The Earl of Arundel
Lord Maltravers
Lord Lieutenant of Northumberland
with The Earl of Suffolk 1607–1639
The Lord Clifford 1607–1639
The Earl of Dunbar 1607–1611
The Earl of Northumberland 1626–1639
The Earl of Arundel 1632–1639
Lord Maltravers 1632–1639

1607–1639
Succeeded by
The Earl of Northumberland
Lord Lieutenant of Westmorland
with The Earl of Suffolk 1607–1639
The Lord Clifford 1607–1642
The Earl of Dunbar 1607–1611
The Earl of Northumberland 1626–1639
The Earl of Arundel 1632–1639
Lord Maltravers 1632–1639

1607–1641
Succeeded by
The Earl of Cumberland
Peerage of England
Preceded by
George Clifford
Earl of Cumberland
1605–1641
Succeeded by
Henry Clifford