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Lytham St.Annes, Lancashire, England


 John Clifton (1764-1832)

John Clifton (1764-1832)

John Clifton of Lytham Hall

Elizabeth Clifton (nee Riddel) of Swinburn Castle.

John Clifton married Elizabeth Riddel, daughter of Thomas Riddel of Felton Park & Swinburne Castle.

John Clifton of Lytham Hall (1764-1832).

John Clifton of Lytham Hall



Robbery of the Catholic Chapel, at Lytham Hall.

On Saturday week, a man named Bernard Hayes, was taken into custody in Liverpool, on suspicion of being a party, either as principal or receiver, in the robbery of the Roman Catholic Chapel at Lytham Hall. Part of the property was found in the possession of Hayes. He was examined on Thursday week, and remanded for a further hearing.

Bernard Hayes, whose apprehension we have mentioned, for having in his possession some of the articles lately stolen from the Catholic Chapel at Lytham, near Preston, on Friday underwent an examination before Mr. Alderman [Thomas] Case, when the Rev. John Lawson, assistant priest of Lytham Chapel, identified the articles — two chalices, and a remonstrance — found in the prisoner's possession, as being a part of the things stolen from the chapel on the 13th ult. and the property of Mr. Clifton, of Lytham Hall.

The prisoner was accordingly committed to Lancaster Castle, for trial at the next assizes, charged with receiving the above property, knowing it to have been stolen.

 Lancaster Gazette - Saturday 22 November 1828 p.3


 External Links

'Lytham Hall' Website

'Friends of Lytham Hall' Website



Family tree of John Clifton 1764-1832 (external website).