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Gervase Clifton (1569 - 1618)

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Gervase Clifton
Born in Leighton, Huntingdonshire, Englandmap
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Husband of — married in Burnham,,Yorkshire,Englandmap
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Died in Tower London, London, Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 9 Jul 2011
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Gervase Clifton, 1st Baron Clifton (c. 1570 – 14 October 1618) was an English nobleman. Clifton was a son of Sir John Clifton (d.1593) of Barrington Court, Somerset, by his wife Anne Stanley, daughter of Thomas Stanley, 2nd Baron Monteagle (1507–1560) [1]
On 30 December 1617, Lord Clifton was imprisoned in the Tower of London for threatening Sir Francis Bacon when the latter ordered a survey of Clifton's land. He was then prosecuted by the Star Chamber on 17 March 1618 and moved to Fleet Prison, where he stabbed himself to death in the following October. His only son had died in 1602 as a result of wounds received from a bear, which had broken free during a bear-baiting show at Nottingham, and so Clifton's title passed to his daughter, Katherine. [2]


  1. Gervase Clifton, 1st Baron Clifton
  2. Ibid
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