The Ratcliff family in Lancashire, England, descended from Sir Nicholas de Fiitz-Gilbert de Tailbois (Talbot). His great-grandfather, Ivo de Tailbois, was a Norman knight who invaded England with William the Conqueror. For meritorious service in wars in Scotland, the King gave Sir Nicholas the manor of Radcliffe. He was then known as Sir Nicholas de Radcliffe, which became the family surname. During the years it has changed form, and our branch uses the Ratliff form. The only remaining evidences of the manor are the church and the ruins of the tower. The Radcliffe Tower is being protected by the Radcliffe Historical Society in the Borough of Radcliffe, which is located about nine miles north of Manchester.
Nicholas FitzGilbert de Taillebois de Radcliffe, Knight AKA...
Sir Nicholas de Radcliffe, Knight is my 25th great grandfather.
your mother → Pvt. Garnett Hancock, WWII Veteran
her father → Ida Mae Hancock
his mother → Robert Lee Linville
her father → Moses Linville
his father → Hannah Scarlett Linville
his mother → Elizabeth Margaret Morgan
her mother → John Jarman
her father → Arthur Jarman
his father → John Jarman
his father → Thomas Jarman
his father → Gwen Jarmen
his mother → Sir Rhys of Penrhyn Griffith
her father → Sir William Griffith, of Penrhyn
his father → Sir William Griffith, Chamberlain of North Wales
his father → Alice Dalton, of Althorp
his mother → Richard Dalton
her father → Isabella Lathom
his mother → Sir Roger Pilkington
her father → Alicia (Alice) Pilkington
his mother → Margery de Bury (Radcliffe)
her mother → Sir Richard de Radcliffe, Knight
her father → Sir Robert de Redclyffe, Kt.
his father → Adam de Radclyffe
his father → William Radcliffe, High Sheriff of Lancaster
his father → Sir Henry de Radcliffe, Knight
his father → Sir Nicholas de Radcliffe, Knight