His father was Pons Fitz Pons (c. 1034 – bef. 1086). He married Matilda Fitz Walter (died after 1127), daughter of Walter Fitz Roger, sheriff of Gloucester, and Bertha de Ballun. Walter de Clifford was one of their four children.
Richard was the heir of Drogo Fitz Pons and Walter Fitz Pons, both mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086. He is now taken to be their nephew. They had lands in Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Pinxton in Derbyshire, and Glasshampton in Worcestershire.[b]
- fitz Pontz, fitzPontz, fitz Poyntz, fitzPoyntz, fitzPonce.
- Drogo also in Wiltshire, large holdings in Devon..
- Llandovery Castle
- Archaeology in Wales – Archaeoleg CAMBRIA Archaeology
- Keats-Rohan, Domesday People I:180–181, 455–456.
- Worcestershire History Encyclopaedia: Astley <!Document Title>