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Sir Edward Watson.
Anna Watson (baptised at Rockingham Castle, daughter of Sir Edward) married (c.1586) 1. Sir Charles Norwich (born c.1561, of Brampton Ash, Northants, son of Simon Norwich, by 1. Anne Cobham), Charles died 4th May 1605, age 44); then 2. Sir William ap Rice [Aprice]. Anna buried 6th July 1636. .
IGI denotes details extracted from International Genealogical Index, but not checked at source
[CLFF561] Unrecorded Clyffe.
[CLFF571] Henry (baptised at Morcott, 20th February 1570 IGI), married Ann Norwitche, see next.
[CLFF571] Henry Cliffe, a gentleman, married (at Glaston, 4th July 1604) [NRWT572] Ann Norwitche.
They were married by Licence, dated 29th June 1604, for Henry Cliffe (gentleman) to marry Ann Norwitche (of Glaston).
The suggestion on the International Genealogical Index that Anna was the widow of Sir Charles Norwich is erroneous. Sir Charles died 4th May 1605, and his widow Anna afterwards married Sir William Aprice [ap Rees/Rhys]. Ann Aprice was buried at Brampton Ash 5th July 1636. However, Ann Norwitche was possibly from this same Norwich family, but there seems to be no further evidence. However, a generation later, there were two further marriages of similar interest, which suggest Ann had a brother at Barrowden, with at least two children, John and Priscilla:
John Norwich married (at Barrowden, 9th January 1626 IGI) Mary Sculthorpe. A John Norridge had 1 hearth at Seaton in the 1665 Hearth Tax schedule;
Priscilla Norwick married (at Barrowden, 13th January 1628 IGI) Thomas White.
Henry and Ann had five children born and baptised at Barrowden as follows:
[CLFF581] Zachary (-), married Ann Queeny, see later;
Winefred (baptised 6th December 1607), married (at Barrowden, 6th November 1626) John Phillips;
Ann (baptised 19th November 1609);
Katherin (baptised 24th September 1612);
Henry (baptised 4th February 1614-15), married (by licence, at Barrowden, April 1638) Anne Hunt.
Henry (a yeoman and gentleman) died at Barrowden (buried there 15th June 1640).
[CLFF581] Zachary Cliff married (at Barrowden, 16th October 1626) [QUEE582] Ann Queeny (born 1605, see QUEENY). They had seven children at born and baptised Barrowden as follows:
Elizabeth (baptised 17th October 1627);
[CLFF591] Edward (baptised 6th December 1629), married Ann ---, see later;
Suzanna (baptised 20th March 1633-34), married (at Barrowden, 8th June 1654) Ferdinando Buckworth;
Anne (baptised March 19th 1640), married (by licence, at Barrowden, July 1673) John Burchnall;
Zacharias (baptised 19th June 1642), married 1. (by licence, at Corby, June 1670) Elizabeth Hobbs (she was buried at Barrowden, 7th September 1670); then 2. (at Barrowden, 22nd September 1674) Ann Smith;
Henry (baptised 27th July 1645), died (age 3 weeks) at Barrowden (buried there 16th August 1645);
Henry (-), died (infant) at Barrowden (buried there 17th May 1649).
In the 1665 Hearth Tax, “Zacary Cliffe” appears at Barrowden, with 4 hearths. Ann died at Barrowden (buried there 26th March 1674), and “Mr Zachary Cliff” died at Barrowden also (buried there 30th June 1685).
[CLFF591] Edward Cliff (born 1629) and his wife Ann had three children born and baptised at Barrowden as follows:
[CLFF601] Rowland (baptised 31st December 1653), married Mary Smith, see later;
Elizabeth (born 22nd April 1657), married (by licence, at Barrowden, 30th December 1675) Daniel Luffe;
Ann (baptised 31st August 1662).
Edward appears in the 1665 Hearth Tax at Barrowden with 3 hearths. He died at Barrowden (buried there 7th December 1670).
[CLFF601] Rowland Cliff (born 1653) married (at Barrowden, 18th June 1676) [SITH602] Mary Smith, of Morcott. They had four children born and baptised at Barrowden as follows:
Rowland (baptised c.1677), married (at Stretton, 26th November 1706) Ann Ashwell;
[CLFF611] Edward (baptised 20th July 1684), married Elizabeth Harris, see later;
William (baptised 26th June 1687), died (age 8 months) at Barrowden (buried there 28th February 1687-88);
William (baptised 18th August 1689).
Mary died at Barrowden (10th July 1694), and Rowland died at Barrowden also (buried there 1711, no entry at all in parish register, year only shown in annual transcript).
[CLFF611] Edward Cliff (born 1684) married (at Glaston, 27th December 1708) [HRSS612] Elizabeth Harris. They had four children born and baptised at Barrowden as follows:
Mary (baptised 24th June 1710);
Edward (baptised 12th April 1712), married 1. Elizabeth ---, then 2. (at Barrowden, 2nd February 1743-44) Isabel Newborne. Edward and his 2nd wife Isabella had at least two children, baptised at Barrowden 4 months apart (sic) as follows):
Henry (2nd May 1750 IGI), married (at Barrowden, 1st January 1794, witnessed by Richard Sayer and Henry's brother William Cliffe) his first-cousin once-removed Ann Wade (see WADE).
William (3rd September 1750 IGI).
Elizabeth (baptised 21st November 1713), died [age 23] at Barrowden (buried there 26th January 1736-37);
[CLFF621] William (baptised 5th November 1715), married 1. Alice Thompson; then 2. Amy Fardell, see later.
Elizabeth senior died at Barrowden (buried there 12th May 1774), and Edward died at Barrowden also (buried there 6th April 1775).
[CLFF621] William Cliff (born 1715) married 1. (c.1740) [THMP622] Alice Thompson (baptised at Tinwell, 18th September 1720 IGI, daughter of [THMP611] Thomas & Jane).
Tinwell All Saints Church
(14 August 2017)
They had eight children born and baptised at Barrowden as follows:
[CLFF632] Elisabeth (baptised 4th September 1742), married Thomas Wade, see later;
Martha (baptised 29th September 1742);
William (baptised 5th February 1744-45), possibly married Mary ---;
Edward (baptised 20th December 1746), married (at Pilton, 1st June 1764) Mercy Bull, witnessed by John Charles and Edward Cliff (possibly Edward's uncle);
Rowland (baptised 20th February 1747-48), died (soon after birth) at Barrowden (buried there 22nd February 1747-48);
Thomas (baptised 9th September 1750);
Mary (baptised 2nd February July 1753);
Rowland (baptised 1st November 1755).
Alice died at Barrowden (buried there 22nd January 1759), and shortly afterwards William married (at Barrowden, 30th March 1759 IGI) 2. Amy Fardell (probably baptised at Barrowden, 25th November 1717 IGI, daughter of Joseph & Anne). They had one child born and baptised at Barrowden as follows:
Joseph (baptised 3rd September 1760), probably named for his maternal grandfather.
William died at Barrowden (buried there either 22nd November 1760 or 22nd October 1761).
[CLFF632] Elisabeth Cliff (born 1742, daughter of William) married (at Barrowden, 1st July 1763) [WADE631] Thomas Wade (born 1736, see WADE).