Descendants of William CLIFFORD & Deborah WILLIAMS of Calne, WIL, ENG
William CLIFFORD and Deborah WILLIAMS from the village of Highway near Clane in Wiltshire, England were my 3xgreat grand parents.
William was born in Wiltshire, probably somewhere around Calne, as he was baptised at Highway near Calne on 10 March 1799, the illegitimate son of Elizabeth CLIFFORD or Cricklade.
On 30 Jabuary 1818 he married Deborah WILLIAMS, daughter of James WILLIAMS and Betty WHALE of Hilmarton, Wiltshire, at the parish church in Hilmarton, Wiltshire. Deborah was born in 1801 at Hilmarton and baptised there on 25 October 1801.
William and Deborah moved to Calne and raised a famly of 11 children. I haven't yet discovered what became of William, but Deborah died in May 1883 at Highway near Calne, and was buried in the churchyard there on 14th May 1883.
The Children of William & Deborah Clifford were:-
1. Matthew CLIFFORD 1819-1863, married 1843 at Cricklade, Wiltshire to Ann FRANKLIN and had 7 children - these are my great-great grandparents.
2. Elizabeth CLIFFORD 1823-after 1863, married to John HAWKINS.
3. Eliza CLIFFORD born in 1825.
4. Alice CLIFFORD born 1828, married to a Mr PEAPLE/PEOPLE and had on child with him.
5. Henry CLIFFORD born in 1830 at Highway near Calne, Wiltshire. I believe that he migrated to New Zealand where he married and raised a sizabel family.
6. William CLIFFORD born in January 1833 at Highway near Calne. He migrated to New Zealand and raised a family there.
7. Jane CLIFFORD born in 1834 and baptised at Highway near Calne on 1 June 1834, this daughter may also have gone to New Zealand.
8. Mary Jane CLIFFORD born in 1836 and baptised at Highway near Calne on 6 March 1836, this daughter may also have gone to New Zealand.
9. Caroline CLIFFORD born in 1838 and baptised at Highway near Calne on 10 June 1838, this child didn't survive very long, as she was buried in the churchyard at Highway on 15 Feb 1844.
10. Tryphena CLIFFORD born at Cricklade and baptised at Highway near Calne on 29 November 1840, she married George BEER at the same church she was baptised in on 19 Feb 1858. Shortly after their marriage, Tryphena & George decided to migrate to South Australia. They made their home briefly at Bugle Ranges in the hills above Adelaide. Their eldest son was born there. Within two years, the couple had moved to Wood End in Victoria, where another child was born; and my 1863 they had migrated to the Otago/Southland region of New Zealand. A further nine children were born to them in NZ. George died at Lumsden on 30 May 1901 and was buried there the next day. Tryphena died at Lumsden on 24 July 1926 and was buried at Lumsden with George a few days later.
11. Sarah Caroline CLIFFORD was born at Calne and baptised there on 14 January 1844.
I have a considerable amount of information on the descendants of their children 1. Matthew and Tryphena and would be happy to share it with other Clifford researchers.