'Rocliffe1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Rocliffe of Cowthorpe, Rocliffe of Rocliffe

Sir Richard Rocliffe of Rocliffe or Roclyy or Rowcliffe, Yorkshire
Not certain on the order of his sons.
1. John Rocliffe 'of Rocliffe'
  A. Sir Brian Rocliffe 'of Rocliffe'
  i. Ellen Rocliffe
  m. John Ingleby of Ripon
  B. Guy Rocliffe
C. Ellen Rocliffe
  m1. _ Bygod
  m2. William Fairfax ## see here ##
2. Sir Robert Rocliffe (a 1380)
  m1/2. Constance Malbysse or Malbis
  A. William Rocliffe
  i. Margaret Rocliffe
  m. Robert Beverley
ii. Katherine Rocliffe
  m. William Pickering
  B. Thomas Rocliffe
  C. Margaret Rocliffe
  m. Richard Aldborough
  m2/1. Margaret Alborough (widow of William Leventhorpe)
D. Guy Rocliffe of Cowthorpe
  m. Janet Borough (dau of Richard Borough or Burgh of Colthorp)
  i. Robert Rocliffe
  m. Anne Etton (b c1416)
a. Guy Rocliffe 'of Rocliffe'
  m1/2. (Mary) Thwaites (dau of Thomas Thwaites)
  m2/1. Janet Hopton (dau of John Hopton)
  (1) daughter
  m. Thomas Rocliffe @@ below
  (2) daughter
  b.+ other issue - Richard, Janet, Elizabeth, Catherine
  ii. (Sir) Brian Rocliffe 'of Cowthorpe' (d 1483, baron of the Exchequer)
  m. Jane Hamerton (dau of Sir Richard Hamerton)
a. Sir John Rocliffe
  m. (1463-4) Margaret Plumpton (dau/heir of Sir William Plumpton)
  As mentioned below, the Visitations duplicate Sir John & Margaret. Their children are shown differently by those entries. The following combines the entries.
(1) (Sir) Brian Rocliffe
  m. Margery Metham (dau of Sir Thomas Metham)
  (A) John Rocliffe 'of Cowthorpe'
  m. Anne Malever (dau of Sir William Maleverer of Wodersome)
  (i) son (dsp)
(ii) Anne Rocliffe
  m. Sir Ingram Clifford of Cowthorp (dsp, brother of the Earl of Cumberland)
  (2) Thomas Rocliffe
  m. ?? Rocliffe (dau of Guy Rocliffe) @@ above
  (3) Joan Rocliffe
  m. Robert Stokes
  (A)+ issue - Leonard, Anthony, Robert, Margaret
  (4) Alice Rocliffe
  m. Richard Danby of Creyke
(5)+ other issue - John, Elizabeth
  b. Ellen Rocliffe probably of this generation
  m. Robert Spofforth of Wistow Manor (a 1480)
  iii. Ellen Rocliffe
  m. William Palmes
  iv. Elsabeth Rocliffe
  m. John Morton of Morton
  a. Jane Morton
  m. James Charlton of Rydall
  b. Margaret Morton
  c. Elisabeth Morton
  m. Henry Eltoft of Craven
  v. Agnes Rocliffe
  m. John Dawney or Dawnay of Cowyke (Cowick) (d 20.10.1493)
  vi. Jennet Rocliffe
  m. Thomas Ryddell
  vii. Katherine Rocliffe
  m. John Ashton (Rudston?) of Hayton
  a.+ issue - Robert, Elsabeth
  vii.+ other issue - Thomas, Margaret, Marget
  E. Bryan Rocliffe
  Visitation (1563-4 & 1584/5 of Rocliffe) show this Bryan as married to Jane and father of Sir John who married Margaret Plumpton. However they also show his nephew Brian as the same, making it clear that there was duplication. Visitation (Rocliffe of Colthorpe) shows that the John who married Margaret Plumpton was his nephew (above) so we are not sure whether or not this Bryan actually existed.
F.+ other issue - Robert, John, Reginald
3. Sir Richard Rocliffe
  m. Elizabeth Everingham (dau of ?? Everingham of Laxton)
  A. Janet (Jenet) Rocliffe
  Visitation (1563-4) shows the following. On Lascelles1 we draw attention to a Sir Walter who married an Agnes Rocliffe and was father of a William father of William father of John.
  m. Sir William Lascelles 'of Sowerby'
  i. William Lascelles
  Father of William father of John father of Robert who married _ Danby.
  ii. Katherine Lascelles
  m. _ Dysney (Disney) of Holderness
  iii. Maude Lascelles
  m. John or William Burgh of Richmondshire
  B.+ other issue - Sir David, Sir Richard

Main source(s): Visitation (Yorkshire, 1563-4, Roclyff), Visitation (Yorkshire, 1584/5+1612, Rocliffe of Rocliffe), Visitation (Yorkshire, 1584/5+1612, Rocliffe of Colthorpe)
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