Thomas Clarell, Esq.

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ChartsAncestors of Harriet Hanson Robinson
Thomas Clarell, Esq., son of William Clarell and Elizabeth Reygate, was born before 1368, being of age by 1389.1 He died at Yorkshire, England, 1 May 1442, when he drowned in the River Don in south Yorkshire, England.2

Thomas married Matilda Montgomery, daughter of Sir Nicholas Montgomery, Knt. and Margery Foljambe.2,1,3

Thomas left a will dated 20 November 1441, and proved 20 June 1442:
To be buried in the Friary-church at Tickhill. Maid my wife, John and Robert Clarell my sons, Thomas Clarell vicar of Leeds, Richard Bete rector of Smeaton, and Wm. Arrowsmith chaplain, extr, and residuary legatees. Dated at Aldwark. (Reg. Test. ii. 396.)4


Matilda Montgomery b. bef. 1379, d. bef. 17 Mar 1456/57
  • Margaret Clarell+5 d. bt 1465 - 1467
  • Thomas Clarell, Esq.1
  • John Clarell, Esq.1
  • Robert Clarell1
  • Elizabeth Clarell1
This person was last edited on9 Apr 2021


  1. [S1947] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families (Five vols., Salt Lake City, Utah: s.p., 2013), 2:209 (Clarell 11), further cited as Richardson, Royal Ancestry.
  2. [S950] Joseph Foster, Pedigrees of the County Families of Yorkshire (Two vols., London: W. Wilfred Head, 1874), 1:1 (Clarell), further cited as Foster, Pedigrees of Yorkshire.
  3. [S748] Rosie Bevan, "Matilda Montgomery", soc.genealogy.medieval, newsgroup, Nov 24, 2002,, accessed Nov 2020.
  4. [S2075] James Raine, John Williams Clay, and James Raine [Jr] Testamenta Eboracensia, or Wills Registered at York: Illustrative of the history, manners, language, statistics, etc., of the province of York, from the year MCCC downwards, 6 vols. (: Surtees Society), 3:247n, further cited as Raine, Clay, and Raine, Testamenta Eboracensia.
  5. [S2074] Richard Glover and Joseph Foster, editor, The Visitation of Yorkshire, Made in the Years 1584-85 by Richard Glover, Somerset Herald; to Which is Added the Subsequent Visitation Made in 1612, by Richard St. George, Norry King of Arms: With Several Additional Pedigrees (London, England: s.p., 1875), 384, further cited as Glover, The Visitation of Yorkshire.