Gifford/Giffard/Gyffarde/de Bolebec

Name origin: Ancient English family; the first ancestor known being Sire Randolph de Gifford 1066. The surname is derived from a Saxon word signifying liberal disposition, the giver. Is is also a place name from a town of the water of Gifford, Huddington County, Scotland; from the Celtic word Gaf, a hook, a bend, and ford.

Walter Bolebec

b.abt.920; parents ukn

CHILDREN included:

  1. Osbern (de) Bolebec II b.abt.960

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Osbern (de) Bolebec II

b.abt.960; s/o Walter Bolebec
m.Senfrie (Wevia de) Crepon

CHILDREN included:

  1. Walter Osbern Bolebec b.abt.975

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Walter Osbern Bolebec

b.abt.975 of Longueville, Normandy, France; s/o Osbern de Bolebec II and Senfrie (Wevia de) Crepon
d.1063 France
m.abt.1001 Avelina (Aveline) de Crepon
b.abt.974 of Longueville, Normandy, France; d/o Herbastus de Crepon

CHILDREN included:

  1. Walter Giffard b.abt.1010
  2. Berenger Giffard b.abt.1012
  3. Osborne Giffard b.abt.1049 d.bef.1096

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Walter Giffard

b.abt.1010 of Longueville, Normandy, France; s/o Osbern de Bolebec and Avelina de Crepon
d.1085/1102 France
m.abt.1025 prob. France; Agnes Ermentrude Fleitel
b.abt.1014 d/o Gerald Flaitel

CHILDREN included:

  1. Walter Giffard b.abt.1030-1045 d.July 15, 1102 m.Agnes Flaitel
  2. Adelaide Giffard b.abt.1036
  3. William Giffard b.abt.1038
  4. Isabella Constance Catherine Giffard b.abt.1041
  5. Lora Giffard b.abt.1043
  6. Hugh Giffard b.abt.1045
  7. Rohese Giffard b.1034 d.aft.1133 m.Richard "de Tonbridge" "de Clare" FitzGilbert, Lord of Clune

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Osborne (Osbert) (Gyffarde) Giffard

b.abt.1049 of Brimesfield, Gloucestershire, England; s/o Osbern and Avelina ([Aveline] de Crepon) de Bolebec
d.bef.1096 France
m.Lady Weva Decrepon Crefon

CHILD:

  1. Elias Helias Gifford

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Elias Helias Gifford

b.abt.1022/1050 Brimsfield, Gloucestershire, England; s/o Osborne and Lady Weva (de Crepon Crefon) Giffard
d.1121/1130
m.Ala _______
b.abt.1065/1121 of Brimsfield, Gloucestershire, England

CHILDREN included:

  1. Elias Gifford

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Elias Gifford

b.abt.1095/1110 of Brimesfield, Gloucestershire, England; s/o Elias Helias and Ala (_______) Gifford
d.abt.1166
m.abt.1127 Berta FitzRichard de Clifford

CHILDREN included:

  1. Matilda (Maud) Giffard b.bef.1121 d.June 12, 1227 m.Godfrey de Scudamore, Sir
  2. Elias Helias Giffard b.abt.1145

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Elias Helias Giffard

b.abt.1145 of Brimfield, Gloucestershire, England; s/o Elias and Berta (Clifford) Giffard
d.1190
m.abt.1177 of Gloucestershire, England; Maud Fitzharding de Berkeley

CHILDREN included:

  1. Osbert Giffard
  2. Elis IV Giffard b.abt.1180 d.bef.May 2, 1248 m.(1) abt.1205; Maud m.(2)abt.1225; Alicia Matravers m.(3)1231 Isabella Musard

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Osbert Giffard

b.abt.1188 of Brimsfield, Gloucestershire, England; s/o Elias Helias and Maud (Fitzharding de Berkeley) Giffard
d.abt.1237
m.Isabel de Bokland

CHILDREN included:

  1. John Gifford

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Hugh de Gifford

b.b.abt.1194 of Boyton, Wiltshire, England; s/o parents ukn
m.Sybyl de Cormeilles
b.abt.1198 of Boyton, Wiltshire, England; d/o parents ukn

CHILDREN included:

  1. Matilda Gifford b.abt.1220 of Boyton, Wiltshire, England d.Aug. 1297 m.abt.1239; William Devereux

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John Gifford (Sir)

b.abt.1232-1241 England; s/o Osbert and Isabel (de Bokland) Giffard/or Elis IV, Giffard and Alicia Matravers
d.May 29, 1299
m.1271; Maud de Clifford

CHILDREN included:

  1. Eleanor Gifford b.abt.1267 d.Jan. 23, 1324/5 m.Fulk le Strange of Blackmere
  2. John Giffard b.abt.1270
  3. Katherine Giffard b.1272 d.aft.1322 m.Oct. 23, 1299; Nicholas de Audley

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______ Giffard

b.parents ukn

CHILDREN included:

  1. Cecily Giffard b.abt.1300 of Pond Hall, Hadleigh, Essex, England m.abt.1323; William [Kokerel] Cockerel

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John Giffard

b.abt.1270 of Twyford, Buckinghamshire, England; s/o John Giffard
d.aft.March 30, 1328
m.1300 Alexandra de (Lahaye) Gardinis

CHILDREN included:

  1. John Giffard b.1301

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John Giffard

b.1301 of Twyford, Buckinghamshire, England; s/o John and Alexandra (de Lahaye Gardinis) Giffard
d.1368/69
m.(1)Lucy de (Elmbrugge) Morteyn
m.(2)1321 Alice _____
b.1303 of Twyford, Buckinghamshire, England
d.aft.July 30, 1379

CHILDREN included:

  1. Thomas Giffard

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Thomas Giffard

b.abt.1345 of Twyford, Buckinghamshire, England; s/o John and Lucy (de Elmbrugge Morteyn) Gifford
d.Sept. 25, 1394
m.(1)abt.1361 Elizabeth de Missenden
m.(2)bef.Jan. 4, 1367/68 Margery ______
b.abt.1350 of Twyford, Buckinghamshire, England
m.(3)1367 Katherine Depery
b.bef.1347 of Twyford, Buckinghamshire, England
m.(4)bef.July 6, 1383 Sybil ______
b.abt.1349 of Twyford, Buckinghamshire, England
d.Feb. 26, 1429

CHILDREN included:

  1. Roger Giffard b.abt.1367

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Roger Giffard

b.abt.1367 of Twyford, Buckinghamshire, England; s/o Thomas and Elizabeth (de Missenden) Giffard
d.April 14, 1409
m.(1)bef. July 6, 1383 Joan de Bereford
d.without issue
m.(2)bef.1399 Elizabeth Seyton
b.abt.1372 of Twyford, Buckinghamshire, England
m.(3)bef.1407 Isabella Stretele

CHILDREN of Roger and Isabella included:

  1. Thomas Gifford

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Thomas Giffard

b.1408 Fringford, Oxon, Oxfordshire, England; s/o Roger and Isabella (Stretele) Giffard
d.May 29, 1469
m.(1) bef.1427 Wilmot Knight
m.(2)ca.1431 Eleanor Vaux

CHILD of Thomas and Wilmot:

  1. Margaret Gifford b.abt.1427 Alwington, Devonshire, England m.abt.143 Alwington, Devonshire, England William Coffin

CHILD of Thomas and Eleanor:

  1. John Gifford

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John Gifford

b.abt.1431 of Twyford, Buckinghamshire, England; s/o Thomas and Eleanor (Vaux) Giffard
d.bef.Sept. 23, 1506
m.abt.1460 (Alles or) (Alice or) Agnes Winslow
b.abt.1445 of Twyford, Buckinghamshire, England
d.March 12, 1534

CHILDREN included:

  1. Roger Gifford

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Roger Gifford

b.1463 Middle Claydon, Begbroke, Oxfordshire, England; s/o John and Agnes (Winslowe) Gifford
d.Jan. 23, 1542/1543
m.1490 Mary Nanseglos

CHILDREN included:

  1. Nicholas Gifford

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Nicholas Gifford

b.1508 of Hillesdon, Buckinghamshire, England; s/o Roger and Mary (Nanseglos) Gifford
d.May 19, 1546 Duston, Northampton, England
m.[prob. his second wife] 1526 of St. James, Northampton, England Agnes (Anne) Master or Maister
b.d/o John Maister [Maste] of Sandwich. [re:Burke's Gen. and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry, 18the ed., 3 vols. 1972, 3:372. d.March 28, 1584 [will probated]

CHILDREN included:

  1. Roger Gifford b.prob.at.Feb.1527/28
  2. Margaret Gifford b.1532 of St. James, Northamptonshire, England d.Feb. 28, 1595 Finedon, Northamptonshire, England m.1554 Hugh Sargent
  3. Barbara Gifford [poss. dau. re: Agnes' will] m.Thomas Colwell
  4. George Gifford, youngest son, b.ca.1546

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