Clere Family

The ancient family of Clere is mentioned.. (P. vi., p. 11.) They had a town house in Middlegate Street. Sir Robert Clere of Ormesby, High Sheriff of Norfolk in 1501, attended Henry VIII. to the Field of the Cloth of Gold. Sir. Edward Clere, who claimed " Yarmouth Island." (P. vi., p. 816), was knighted at Norwich by Queen Elizabeth in 1578. Abigail, his grandchild and sole heiress, married Col. John Cromwell, third son of Sir Qliver Cromwell, and cousin to the Lord. Protector,- an unhappy matcb. (See Common,s Journal, vol, iv., pp. 532, 709,) (P. viii. p.30)

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