Robert Clifford, 4th Baron Clifford

Robert Clifford, 4th Baron de Clifford (born between 1328 and 1331-d.1350) and lord of the honour of Skipton Craven[1] was a member of the Clifford family in fourteenth-century England.

Arms of de Clifford: Chequy or and azure, a fesse gules

He was the son and heir of Robert, the third Baron and was aged somewhere between thirteen and sixteen on his father's death in 1344. Young Robert married into the Neville family in April 1343 when he wed Euphemia, daughter of Ralph, Lord of Raby,[2] in whose wardship Clifford had been placed.[3]

He died in France without heirs, and without ever having come of age, in 1350. Euphemia remarried within two years, to a son of Thomas, Lord Lucy, and lived until November 1393.[2]

He was succeeded by his brother Roger de Clifford, 5th Baron de Clifford.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ A Description of Bolton Abbey, and Its Adjoining Scenery. J. Tasker, bookseller. 1840. pp. 29–.
  2. ^ a b Cokayne, G.E., Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant III, eds V.Gibbs & H.A. Doubleday (2nd ed., London, 1913), 292.
  3. ^ The Yorkshire Archaeological Journal. Yorkshire Archaeological Society. 1905. p. 362.
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Robert de Clifford
Baron de Clifford
1344–1350
Succeeded by
Roger de Clifford