Maud de Berkeley1

F, #15001
FatherMaurice "the Make Peace" Fitz Robert (de Berkeley) Lord of Berkeley2 b. c 1120, d. 16 Jun 1190
MotherAlice de Berkeley
Last Edited12 Apr 2003
     Maud de Berkeley married Elias IV Giffard Lord of Brimsfield, son of Elias III Giffard.1

Citations

  1. [S757] Compiled by Carl Boyer 3rd, Medieval English Ancestors of Certain Americans: Many of the English Ancestral Lines Prior to 1300 of those Colonial Americans with known Royal Ancestry but Fully Developed in all Possible Lines (PO Box 220333, Santa Clarita, CA 91322-0333: Carl Boyer 3rd, 2001), p. 105, GIFFARD 8:. Hereinafter cited as Boyer, Med English Ancestors (2001).
  2. [S1396] Burke's Peerage & Gentry Web Site, online http://www.burkes-peerage.net/sites/peerageandgentry/sitepages/home.asp, Giffard Family Page. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage & Gentry Web Site.

Elias V Giffard Lord of Brimsfield1

M, #15002, b. circa 1185, d. before 2 May 1248
FatherElias IV Giffard Lord of Brimsfield2 b. s 1153
MotherJoan Maltravers of Somerford, Cotes & Wodecester, co. Dorset2 d. 1221
ReferenceGAV21 EDV24
Last Edited21 Jan 2003
     Elias V Giffard Lord of Brimsfield married Isabel Mustard.2,1 Elias V Giffard Lord of Brimsfield was born circa 1185.2 He married Alice Maltravers of Litchet Maltravers, co. Dorset, daughter of Sir John Maltravers of Litchet Maltravers, co. Dorset, before 1231.2
Elias V Giffard Lord of Brimsfield died before 2 May 1248.2
     Elias V Giffard Lord of Brimsfield
Elias, Ld of Brimsfield, a minor 1190-91, and under the guardianship of Earl of Pembroke, of age 1203-04, when he rendered account of 27 marks for 9 kts'. fees (Pipe Roll, 5 John, Glos), was apparently among the barons in rebellion at the end of the reign of JOHN, as in 1216, all his lands were forfeited and given to Bartholomew Peche, but were restored to him by HENRY III in the same year; m 1st, Isabel Mustard, and had issue.1 GAV-21 EDV-24 GKJ-21. Elias V Giffard Lord of Brimsfield was also known as Helias V Giffard Lord of Brimsfield.2

Family 1

Isabel Mustard
Children

Citations

  1. [S1396] Burke's Peerage & Gentry Web Site, online http://www.burkes-peerage.net/sites/peerageandgentry/sitepages/home.asp, Giffard Family Page. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage & Gentry Web Site.
  2. [S757] Compiled by Carl Boyer 3rd, Medieval English Ancestors of Certain Americans: Many of the English Ancestral Lines Prior to 1300 of those Colonial Americans with known Royal Ancestry but Fully Developed in all Possible Lines (PO Box 220333, Santa Clarita, CA 91322-0333: Carl Boyer 3rd, 2001), p. 105, GIFFARD 10. Hereinafter cited as Boyer, Med English Ancestors (2001).
  3. [S757] Compiled by Carl Boyer 3rd, Boyer, Med English Ancestors (2001), p. 105, GIFFARD 10:i.
  4. [S757] Compiled by Carl Boyer 3rd, Boyer, Med English Ancestors (2001), p. 105, GIFFARD 10:ii.
  5. [S757] Compiled by Carl Boyer 3rd, Boyer, Med English Ancestors (2001), p. 105, GIFFARD 10:iii.
  6. [S757] Compiled by Carl Boyer 3rd, Boyer, Med English Ancestors (2001), p. 105, GIFFARD 10:v.

Walter Giffard of Boynton, co. Wilts1

M, #15003, b. say 1159
FatherElias III Giffard1 b. bt 1127 - 1140, d. b 29 Sep 1190
Last Edited30 Aug 2001
     Walter Giffard of Boynton, co. Wilts was born say 1159.1

Family

Child

Citations

  1. [S757] Compiled by Carl Boyer 3rd, Medieval English Ancestors of Certain Americans: Many of the English Ancestral Lines Prior to 1300 of those Colonial Americans with known Royal Ancestry but Fully Developed in all Possible Lines (PO Box 220333, Santa Clarita, CA 91322-0333: Carl Boyer 3rd, 2001), p. 105, GIFFARD 9. Hereinafter cited as Boyer, Med English Ancestors (2001).

Sir Hugh Giffard of Boynston, co. Wilts1

M, #15004, b. say 1191, d. 1246
FatherWalter Giffard of Boynton, co. Wilts2 b. s 1159
Last Edited30 Aug 2001
     Sir Hugh Giffard of Boynston, co. Wilts was born say 1191.1 He married Sibel/Sibyl de Cormeilles, daughter of Walter de Cormeilles and Aubrey/Auberee Marmion, in 1214.1
Sir Hugh Giffard of Boynston, co. Wilts died in 1246.2

Citations

  1. [S757] Compiled by Carl Boyer 3rd, Medieval English Ancestors of Certain Americans: Many of the English Ancestral Lines Prior to 1300 of those Colonial Americans with known Royal Ancestry but Fully Developed in all Possible Lines (PO Box 220333, Santa Clarita, CA 91322-0333: Carl Boyer 3rd, 2001), p. 105, GIFFARD 11. Hereinafter cited as Boyer, Med English Ancestors (2001).
  2. [S757] Compiled by Carl Boyer 3rd, Boyer, Med English Ancestors (2001), p. 105, GIFFARD 9.
  3. [S757] Compiled by Carl Boyer 3rd, Boyer, Med English Ancestors (2001), p. 105, GIFFARD 11:ii.
  4. [S757] Compiled by Carl Boyer 3rd, Boyer, Med English Ancestors (2001), p. 105, GIFFARD 11:iii.
  5. [S757] Compiled by Carl Boyer 3rd, Boyer, Med English Ancestors (2001), p. 105, GIFFARD 11:v.
  6. [S757] Compiled by Carl Boyer 3rd, Boyer, Med English Ancestors (2001), p. 106, GIFFARD 11:vi.
  7. [S757] Compiled by Carl Boyer 3rd, Boyer, Med English Ancestors (2001), p. 106, GIFFARD 11:vii.
  8. [S757] Compiled by Carl Boyer 3rd, Boyer, Med English Ancestors (2001), p. 106, GIFFARD 11:viii.
  9. [S1396] Burke's Peerage & Gentry Web Site, online http://www.burkes-peerage.net/sites/peerageandgentry/sitepages/home.asp, Giffard Family Page. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage & Gentry Web Site.
  10. [S757] Compiled by Carl Boyer 3rd, Boyer, Med English Ancestors (2001), p. 105, GIFFARD 11:iv.
  11. [S757] Compiled by Carl Boyer 3rd, Boyer, Med English Ancestors (2001), p. 105, GIFFARD 11:i.
  12. [S757] Compiled by Carl Boyer 3rd, Boyer, Med English Ancestors (2001), p. 106, GIFFARD 11:ix.

Sibel/Sibyl de Cormeilles1,2

F, #15005
FatherWalter de Cormeilles2 d. c 1204
MotherAubrey/Auberee Marmion2
Last Edited26 Oct 2003
     Sibel/Sibyl de Cormeilles married Sir Hugh Giffard of Boynston, co. Wilts, son of Walter Giffard of Boynton, co. Wilts, in 1214.1

Citations

  1. [S757] Compiled by Carl Boyer 3rd, Medieval English Ancestors of Certain Americans: Many of the English Ancestral Lines Prior to 1300 of those Colonial Americans with known Royal Ancestry but Fully Developed in all Possible Lines (PO Box 220333, Santa Clarita, CA 91322-0333: Carl Boyer 3rd, 2001), p. 105, GIFFARD 11. Hereinafter cited as Boyer, Med English Ancestors (2001).
  2. [S1481] Douglas Richardson, "Richardson email "Bishop's Kinsfolk: Bishop Godfrey Giffard's kinsman, William de Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick"," e-mail message from e-mail address (unknown address) to e-mail address, 26 Oct 2003. Hereinafter cited as "Richardson email 26 Oct 2003."
  3. [S757] Compiled by Carl Boyer 3rd, Boyer, Med English Ancestors (2001), p. 105, GIFFARD 11:ii.
  4. [S757] Compiled by Carl Boyer 3rd, Boyer, Med English Ancestors (2001), p. 105, GIFFARD 11:iii.
  5. [S757] Compiled by Carl Boyer 3rd, Boyer, Med English Ancestors (2001), p. 105, GIFFARD 11:v.
  6. [S757] Compiled by Carl Boyer 3rd, Boyer, Med English Ancestors (2001), p. 106, GIFFARD 11:vi.
  7. [S757] Compiled by Carl Boyer 3rd, Boyer, Med English Ancestors (2001), p. 106, GIFFARD 11:vii.
  8. [S757] Compiled by Carl Boyer 3rd, Boyer, Med English Ancestors (2001), p. 106, GIFFARD 11:viii.
  9. [S1396] Burke's Peerage & Gentry Web Site, online http://www.burkes-peerage.net/sites/peerageandgentry/sitepages/home.asp, Giffard Family Page. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage & Gentry Web Site.
  10. [S757] Compiled by Carl Boyer 3rd, Boyer, Med English Ancestors (2001), p. 105, GIFFARD 11:iv.
  11. [S757] Compiled by Carl Boyer 3rd, Boyer, Med English Ancestors (2001), p. 105, GIFFARD 11:i.
  12. [S757] Compiled by Carl Boyer 3rd, Boyer, Med English Ancestors (2001), p. 106, GIFFARD 11:ix.

Alice Maltravers of Litchet Maltravers, co. Dorset1

F, #15007
FatherSir John Maltravers of Litchet Maltravers, co. Dorset1
ReferenceGAV21 EDV24
Last Edited21 Jan 2003
     Alice Maltravers of Litchet Maltravers, co. Dorset married Elias V Giffard Lord of Brimsfield, son of Elias IV Giffard Lord of Brimsfield and Joan Maltravers of Somerford, Cotes & Wodecester, co. Dorset, before 1231.1
     GAV-21 EDV-24 GKJ-21. Alice Maltravers of Litchet Maltravers, co. Dorset was also known as Alice Mautravers.2

Family

Elias V Giffard Lord of Brimsfield b. c 1185, d. b 2 May 1248
Children

Citations

  1. [S757] Compiled by Carl Boyer 3rd, Medieval English Ancestors of Certain Americans: Many of the English Ancestral Lines Prior to 1300 of those Colonial Americans with known Royal Ancestry but Fully Developed in all Possible Lines (PO Box 220333, Santa Clarita, CA 91322-0333: Carl Boyer 3rd, 2001), p. 105, GIFFARD 10. Hereinafter cited as Boyer, Med English Ancestors (2001).
  2. [S1396] Burke's Peerage & Gentry Web Site, online http://www.burkes-peerage.net/sites/peerageandgentry/sitepages/home.asp, Giffard Family Page. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage & Gentry Web Site.
  3. [S757] Compiled by Carl Boyer 3rd, Boyer, Med English Ancestors (2001), p. 105, GIFFARD 10:v.

Sir John Maltravers of Litchet Maltravers, co. Dorset1

M, #15008
ReferenceGAV22 EDV25
Last Edited21 Jan 2003
     GAV-22 EDV-25 GKJ-22.

Family

Children

Citations

  1. [S757] Compiled by Carl Boyer 3rd, Medieval English Ancestors of Certain Americans: Many of the English Ancestral Lines Prior to 1300 of those Colonial Americans with known Royal Ancestry but Fully Developed in all Possible Lines (PO Box 220333, Santa Clarita, CA 91322-0333: Carl Boyer 3rd, 2001), p. 105, GIFFARD 10. Hereinafter cited as Boyer, Med English Ancestors (2001).
  2. [S1396] Burke's Peerage & Gentry Web Site, online http://www.burkes-peerage.net/sites/peerageandgentry/sitepages/home.asp, Giffard Family Page. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage & Gentry Web Site.

Matilda Giffard1

F, #15009
FatherElias V Giffard Lord of Brimsfield1 b. c 1185, d. b 2 May 1248
MotherIsabel Mustard1
Last Edited30 Aug 2001
     Matilda Giffard married Godfrey de Scudamore.1

Family

Godfrey de Scudamore

Citations

  1. [S757] Compiled by Carl Boyer 3rd, Medieval English Ancestors of Certain Americans: Many of the English Ancestral Lines Prior to 1300 of those Colonial Americans with known Royal Ancestry but Fully Developed in all Possible Lines (PO Box 220333, Santa Clarita, CA 91322-0333: Carl Boyer 3rd, 2001), p. 105, GIFFARD 10:i. Hereinafter cited as Boyer, Med English Ancestors (2001).

Isabel Giffard1

F, #15011
FatherElias V Giffard Lord of Brimsfield1 b. c 1185, d. b 2 May 1248
MotherIsabel Mustard1
Last Edited30 Aug 2001
     Isabel Giffard married Thomas Tabler.1

Family

Thomas Tabler

Citations

  1. [S757] Compiled by Carl Boyer 3rd, Medieval English Ancestors of Certain Americans: Many of the English Ancestral Lines Prior to 1300 of those Colonial Americans with known Royal Ancestry but Fully Developed in all Possible Lines (PO Box 220333, Santa Clarita, CA 91322-0333: Carl Boyer 3rd, 2001), p. 105, GIFFARD 10:ii. Hereinafter cited as Boyer, Med English Ancestors (2001).

Mabel Giffard1

F, #15013
FatherElias V Giffard Lord of Brimsfield1 b. c 1185, d. b 2 May 1248
MotherIsabel Mustard1
Last Edited30 Aug 2001
     Mabel Giffard married Richard Dansey.1

Family

Richard Dansey

Citations

  1. [S757] Compiled by Carl Boyer 3rd, Medieval English Ancestors of Certain Americans: Many of the English Ancestral Lines Prior to 1300 of those Colonial Americans with known Royal Ancestry but Fully Developed in all Possible Lines (PO Box 220333, Santa Clarita, CA 91322-0333: Carl Boyer 3rd, 2001), p. 105, GIFFARD 10:iii. Hereinafter cited as Boyer, Med English Ancestors (2001).

Berta Giffard1

F, #15015
FatherElias V Giffard Lord of Brimsfield1 b. c 1185, d. b 2 May 1248
MotherAlice Maltravers of Litchet Maltravers, co. Dorset1
Last Edited30 Aug 2001
     Berta Giffard married (?) Cailway.1

Family

(?) Cailway

Citations

  1. [S757] Compiled by Carl Boyer 3rd, Medieval English Ancestors of Certain Americans: Many of the English Ancestral Lines Prior to 1300 of those Colonial Americans with known Royal Ancestry but Fully Developed in all Possible Lines (PO Box 220333, Santa Clarita, CA 91322-0333: Carl Boyer 3rd, 2001), p. 105, GIFFARD 10:v. Hereinafter cited as Boyer, Med English Ancestors (2001).

Walter Giffard Bishop of Bath and Archbishop of York1

M, #15017, b. say 1220
FatherSir Hugh Giffard of Boynston, co. Wilts1 b. s 1191, d. 1246
MotherSibel/Sibyl de Cormeilles1
Last Edited6 Oct 2002
     Walter Giffard Bishop of Bath and Archbishop of York was born say 1220.1
     Walter Giffard Bishop of Bath and Archbishop of York
Walter, of Boyton, Archbishop of York 1266-79, Bp Bath and Wells 1264-66, and sometime Chancellor (Cal. Patent Rolls, 49 Hen. III, 1265); d 1279 seized, among other lands of the manors of Boyton, Wilts, Norton and Weston sub Edge, Glos, and Ichulle (Itchell), Hants, and was s by his bro.2 He was Bishop Bath and Wells between 1264 and 1266.2 He was Archbishop of York between 1266 and 1279.2

Citations

  1. [S757] Compiled by Carl Boyer 3rd, Medieval English Ancestors of Certain Americans: Many of the English Ancestral Lines Prior to 1300 of those Colonial Americans with known Royal Ancestry but Fully Developed in all Possible Lines (PO Box 220333, Santa Clarita, CA 91322-0333: Carl Boyer 3rd, 2001), p. 105, GIFFARD 11:i. Hereinafter cited as Boyer, Med English Ancestors (2001).
  2. [S1396] Burke's Peerage & Gentry Web Site, online http://www.burkes-peerage.net/sites/peerageandgentry/sitepages/home.asp, Giffard Family Page. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage & Gentry Web Site.

Maud Giffard1

F, #15018
FatherSir Hugh Giffard of Boynston, co. Wilts1 b. s 1191, d. 1246
MotherSibel/Sibyl de Cormeilles1
Last Edited11 Jul 2006
     Maud Giffard married Sir Baldwin Freville of Tarrington.1,2,3 Maud Giffard married Sir William Devereux, son of Stephen d'Evereux.1 Maud Giffard married Walter de la Bere.1 Maud Giffard married William de Ebroicis.2

Family 1

Walter de la Bere

Family 2

William de Ebroicis d. 1265

Family 3

Sir Baldwin Freville of Tarrington d. c 1257
Child

Family 4

Sir William Devereux d. 1265
Child

Citations

  1. [S757] Compiled by Carl Boyer 3rd, Medieval English Ancestors of Certain Americans: Many of the English Ancestral Lines Prior to 1300 of those Colonial Americans with known Royal Ancestry but Fully Developed in all Possible Lines (PO Box 220333, Santa Clarita, CA 91322-0333: Carl Boyer 3rd, 2001), p. 105, GIFFARD 11:ii. Hereinafter cited as Boyer, Med English Ancestors (2001).
  2. [S1396] Burke's Peerage & Gentry Web Site, online http://www.burkes-peerage.net/sites/peerageandgentry/sitepages/home.asp, Giffard Family Page. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage & Gentry Web Site.
  3. [S1490] Genealogics Website (oiginated by Leo van de Pas, continued by Ian Fettes), online http://www.genealogics.org/index.php, Sir Baldwin Freville, of Tarrington: http://www.genealogics.org/getperson.php?personID=I00199667&tree=LEO. Hereinafter cited as Genealogics Website.
  4. [S1490] Genealogics Website, online http://www.genealogics.org/index.php, Sir Alexander Freville, of Tamworth: http://www.genealogics.org/getperson.php?personID=I00199658&tree=LEO
  5. [S1429] Unknown compiler, Notable British Families 1600s-1900s from Burke's Peerage., CD-ROM (n.p.: Broderbund Software Company, 1999), Notable British Families, Burke's "Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages" (Gen. Pub. Co., Baltimore, 1985 reprint of 1883 edition), Devereux - Barons Devereux, p. 169. Hereinafter cited as Notable British Families CD # 367.

Sir Baldwin Freville of Tarrington1

M, #15019, d. circa 1257
Last Edited11 Jul 2006
     Sir Baldwin Freville of Tarrington married Maud Giffard, daughter of Sir Hugh Giffard of Boynston, co. Wilts and Sibel/Sibyl de Cormeilles.2,3,1
Sir Baldwin Freville of Tarrington died circa 1257.1
     Sir Baldwin Freville of Tarrington
van de Pas cites: 1. A Genealogical History of the dormant, abeyant, forfeited and extinct peerages of the British Empire, London, 1866, Burke, Sir Bernard, Reference: 224
2. Genealogists' Magazine, Journal of the Society of Genealogists, London, Rference: June 1984, Patrick Montague Smith.1 Sir Baldwin Freville of Tarrington was also known as de Freville Baron.2

Family

Maud Giffard
Child

Citations

  1. [S1490] Genealogics Website (oiginated by Leo van de Pas, continued by Ian Fettes), online http://www.genealogics.org/index.php, Sir Baldwin Freville, of Tarrington: http://www.genealogics.org/getperson.php?personID=I00199667&tree=LEO. Hereinafter cited as Genealogics Website.
  2. [S757] Compiled by Carl Boyer 3rd, Medieval English Ancestors of Certain Americans: Many of the English Ancestral Lines Prior to 1300 of those Colonial Americans with known Royal Ancestry but Fully Developed in all Possible Lines (PO Box 220333, Santa Clarita, CA 91322-0333: Carl Boyer 3rd, 2001), p. 105, GIFFARD 11:ii. Hereinafter cited as Boyer, Med English Ancestors (2001).
  3. [S1396] Burke's Peerage & Gentry Web Site, online http://www.burkes-peerage.net/sites/peerageandgentry/sitepages/home.asp, Giffard Family Page. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage & Gentry Web Site.
  4. [S1490] Genealogics Website, online http://www.genealogics.org/index.php, Sir Alexander Freville, of Tamworth: http://www.genealogics.org/getperson.php?personID=I00199658&tree=LEO

Sir William Devereux1,2

M, #15020, d. 1265
FatherStephen d'Evereux2 d. b 1245
Last Edited17 May 2003
     Sir William Devereux married Maud Giffard, daughter of Sir Hugh Giffard of Boynston, co. Wilts and Sibel/Sibyl de Cormeilles.1
Sir William Devereux died in 1265 at Battle of Evesham, Evesham, Worcestershire, England.1
     Sir William Devereux
"William Devereux, who in the 42nd of Henry III [1257/8], had summons to attend the king at Chester, with horse and arms to restrain the incursions of the Welsh, and in two years afterwards, being then one of the barons marchers, received command, with the others, to repair to the marches without delay, for a similar purpose. He subsequently attended the king at the battle of Lewes, but there he forsook the royal standard, and afterwards fell fighting on the side of the barons at Evesham, in the 49th Henry III [1264/5], whereupon Maud, his widow, sister of Walter Giffard, bishop of Bath and Wells, applied to the king, for "certain jewels and harness," which had been deposited in the church of Hereford by the deceased baron, and obtained a precept to the treasurer of the cathedral, for their deliverance to her. But his lands being seized, continued with the crown, until the 51st Henry III [1266/7], when his son and heir, William Devereux..."2

Citations

  1. [S757] Compiled by Carl Boyer 3rd, Medieval English Ancestors of Certain Americans: Many of the English Ancestral Lines Prior to 1300 of those Colonial Americans with known Royal Ancestry but Fully Developed in all Possible Lines (PO Box 220333, Santa Clarita, CA 91322-0333: Carl Boyer 3rd, 2001), p. 105, GIFFARD 11:ii. Hereinafter cited as Boyer, Med English Ancestors (2001).
  2. [S1429] Unknown compiler, Notable British Families 1600s-1900s from Burke's Peerage., CD-ROM (n.p.: Broderbund Software Company, 1999), Notable British Families, Burke's "Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages" (Gen. Pub. Co., Baltimore, 1985 reprint of 1883 edition), Devereux - Barons Devereux, p. 169. Hereinafter cited as Notable British Families CD # 367.

Mabel Giffard Abbess of Shaftesbury.1,2

F, #15022
FatherSir Hugh Giffard of Boynston, co. Wilts1 b. s 1191, d. 1246
MotherSibel/Sibyl de Cormeilles1
Last Edited6 Oct 2002
     Mabel Giffard Abbess of Shaftesbury. was Abbess of Shaftesbury.2

Citations

  1. [S757] Compiled by Carl Boyer 3rd, Medieval English Ancestors of Certain Americans: Many of the English Ancestral Lines Prior to 1300 of those Colonial Americans with known Royal Ancestry but Fully Developed in all Possible Lines (PO Box 220333, Santa Clarita, CA 91322-0333: Carl Boyer 3rd, 2001), p. 105, GIFFARD 11:iii. Hereinafter cited as Boyer, Med English Ancestors (2001).
  2. [S1396] Burke's Peerage & Gentry Web Site, online http://www.burkes-peerage.net/sites/peerageandgentry/sitepages/home.asp, Giffard Family Page. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage & Gentry Web Site.

Godfrey Giffard Bishop of Worcester1

M, #15023, d. between 26 January 1301 and 1302
FatherSir Hugh Giffard of Boynston, co. Wilts1 b. s 1191, d. 1246
MotherSibel/Sibyl de Cormeilles1
Last Edited4 Nov 2003
     Godfrey Giffard Bishop of Worcester was born circa 1235.2
Godfrey Giffard Bishop of Worcester died between 26 January 1301 and 1302.1,3
     Godfrey Giffard Bishop of Worcester lived at an unknown place ; Godfrey, of Boyton, Bp Worcester 1268-1301, and sometime Chancellor (Cal. Patent Rolls, 51 Hen. III, 1267); d Jan 1301/2, and was s by his nephew, John Giffard (see below). His will, in which many of his kinsmen are mentioned, is preserved in Giffard's Regr. at Worcester.3

Godfrey Giffard Bishop of Worcester
In message of 31 Oct, royalancestry@msn.com (Douglas Richardson) wrote:


>> Dear Newsgroup ~
>>
>> The biography of Bishop Godfrey Giffard (died 1301) copied below is
>> found on the website for the online edition of the Catholic
>> Encyclopedia at the following web address:
>>
>> http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/06551b.htm
>>
>> Best always, Douglas Richardson, Salt Lake City, Utah
>>
>> E-mail: royalancestry@msn.com
>>
>> - - - - - - - - - -
>> Biography of Godfrey Giffard:




>> EDWARD MYERS
>> Transcribed by Kerry Smith
>>
>> The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume VI


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Hmmm...

It must be a miracle. So many of Edward Myers' phrases are just the
same as those in the earlier Dictionary of National Biography article
of 1889. And the flavour has been subtly changed by what has been left
out, too. Read On:


"Giffard, Godfrey 1235?-1302, chancellor of England and bishop of
Worcester, was the son of Hugh Giffard of Boyton in Wiltshire, a royal
justice, and of his wife Sibyl, daughter and coheiress of Walter de
Cormeilles. He was born about 1235 (Calendarium Genealogicum, p. 281).
He was the younger brother of Walter Giffard [q.v.], ultimately
archbishop of York, whose successful career insured the preferment of
Godfrey. When his brother was bishop of Bath and Wells, he became canon
of Wells (Newcourt, Repert. Eccl. Lond. i. 59) and rector of Mells. He
was also rector of the greater mediety of Attleburgh in Norfolk
(Blomefield, Norfolk, i. 523), archdeacon of Barnstaple from 1265 to
1267, and, after Walter became archbishop of York, archdeacon of York
and rector of Adlingfleet in 1267 (Raine, Fasti Eboracenses, p. 315
from Reg. W. Giffard). Complaints were afterwards made at Rome of the
way in which the archbishop gave this and many other benefices to his
brother, though Godfrey was only in minor orders and deficient in
learning. After Walter became chancellor of England in 1265, Godfrey in
1266 was made chancellor of the exchequer (Madox, Hist. of Exchequer,
i. 476), and next year was allowed to appoint a fit person to act for
him when his own affairs gave him occasion to withdraw from the
exchequer (ib. ii. 52). When in 1266 Walter was translated to York, he
resigned the chancellorship, and Godfrey was appointed his successor.
He was still chancellor when the monks of Worcester elected him as
their bishop on the translation of Bishop Nicholas of Ely [q.v.] to the
see of Winchester. Henry III accepted his appointment, and he received
the temporalities on 13 June 1268. After some little resistance,
Archbishop Boniface confirmed his election, but it was not until 23
Sept. that he was consecrated by the archbishop at Canterbury (‘Ann.
London.’ in Stubbs, Chronicles of Edward I and II, i. 79). He was
enthroned in his cathedral on Christmas day (Wykes in Annales
Monastici, iv. 220). He still retained the chancellorship, and in 1268
received a grant of five hundred marks a year for the support of
himself and the clerks of the chancery (Madox, i. 76), but before 1270
he had resigned the office.

"In 1272 he acted with the Bishop of Lichfield in treating with Llewelyn
of Wales (Shirley, Royal Letters, ii. 343). In May 1273 he was sent
abroad with Nicholas of Ely, bishop of Winchester, and Walter
Bronescomb, bishop of Exeter, to meet Edward I on his return from the
Holy Land. He was made a commissioner along with Roger Mortimer to
investigate certain grievances of the Oxford scholars, and in 1278
acted as an itinerant justice in Herefordshire, Hertfordshire, and Kent
(Foss, Judges of England, ii. 94). In 1279 he succeeded to the very
extensive property, inherited and acquired, of his brother the
archbishop. He was one of the four negotiators selected in 1289 by
Edward I to treat at Salisbury with the Scottish and Norwegian envoys
about sending Margaret of Norway to Scotland (Federa, i. 720).

"Giffard ruled over the see of Worcester for more than thirty-three
years, and his activity was almost confined to his own diocese. He was
engaged in constant disputes with his monastic chapter, long accounts
of which, written from the monks' point of view, have come down to us
in the ‘Annals of Worcester’ (Annales Monastici, vol. iv.) The great
subject of contention was whether the bishop should be allowed to annex
some of the more valuable livings in his gift to the prebends of the
college at Westbury, which led to tedious litigation, ultimately
decided in favour of the monks. But the claim of the bishop to receive
the monks' ‘profession’ produced other suits. In 1288, at an ordination
at Westbury, an unseemly dispute between the precentor of Worcester and
John of Evreux, archdeacon of Gloucester, a favourite nephew of the
bishop, as to who had the right to call over the names of the
candidates, led to the expulsion of the former from the chancel with
the connivance of the bishop (Ann. Wigorn. p. 496). A little later a
truce was patched up, but at Bromsgrove the bishop ‘would not permit
the prior to exercise his office, regardless of the peace that had been
made, which we believe to have been as vain as a peace with the Welsh.’
The monks also complained of his taking away the chapel at Grafton from
them, and of the constant efforts of the bishop to visit and to
exercise jurisdiction over them. In 1290 he held a visitation, and
required the convent to support his 140 horses, and went away in anger.
Though in 1290 he, at Bishop Burnell's mediation, revoked the statutes
of the priory and agreed to postpone the lawsuits, he soon after
procured from Rome a ‘very bad bull’ against them.

"Giffard was involved in another great dispute with the Abbot of
Westminster. He had deposed William of Ledbury, prior of Malvern, for
gross crimes. The monks of Westminster took up William's cause, as
Malvern was a cell of their abbey, and obtained the king's support. In
the end Giffard was glad to compromise the case, and received a grant
of land at Knightwick not to visit Malvern as his predecessors had done
(1283), and Ledbury was restored. This settlement Archbishop Peckham
denounced as simoniacal. Giffard had already been involved, like the
other suffragans to Canterbury, in the struggle against Peckham's
excessive claims of metropolitical jurisdiction. He afterwards,
however, became friendly with him, and sent the archbishop many costly
presents (Reg. Peckham, No. dli.) Giffard's many favours to the
Franciscans, whose general in 1277, and again in 1282, admitted him as
a brother of the order, must have procured him the friendship of the
Franciscan primate. His remissness in allowing the monks of the
cathedral to steal the body of one Henry Poche from the Franciscans and
bury it in their churchyard was in 1290 a new source of difference.

"In 1300 Giffard had become sick and infirm. He was in March visited by
Archbishop Winchelsey at Wyke. Next year William of Gloucester produced
thirty-six articles against him before the archbishop, when visiting
the diocese. They were mostly small, technical and legal, and included,
besides the old complaints of the chapter, a charge of manumitting
serfs without its consent, and unduly favouring his nephews. They were,
however, elaborately investigated, and the bishop's answers, which seem
fairly satisfactory, are recorded with the charges in his register.
Giffard died on Friday, 26 Jan. 1302, and was buried on 4 Feb. by John,
bishop of Llandaff, in Worcester Cathedral, on the south side of the
altar of the lady chapel, where his tomb is still to be seen. (There is
an engraving of it in Thomas's ‘Survey of Worcester Cathedral,’ p. 44.)

"Giffard's will, dated 13 Sept. 1300, left a large number of legacies to
kinsfolk, including his sister Mabel, abbess of Shaftesbury, and to
various churches. His heir was John, son of his younger brother,
William Giffard (Calendarium Genealogicum, p. 625) who, fighting on the
baronial side at Boroughbridge, was hanged at Gloucester, and forfeited
his estates to the crown. They were soon, however, restored, and in
later times the Giffords of Weston-sub-Edge assumed the arms of the see
of Worcester in memory of an ancestor who had done so much for the
family (Hoare, Wiltshire, i. 204). Despite his quarrels with the
chapter, Giffard was a benefactor of his cathedral, and beautified the
pillars of the choir and lady chapel by interlacing them with little
pillars. In 1280 he laid the first stone of the pavement of the
cathedral (Ann. Wigorn. p. 479). One of his first acts was to obtain
leave to fortify and finish Hartlebury Castle which Bishop Cantelupe
[q.v.] had begun. He extorted from Bishop Cantelupe's executors a
legacy left to the see, for supplying a stock of cattle on the lands of
the bishopric. He obtained a grant of fairs to Stratford-on-Avon and
Blockley. He also secured permission to fortify his palace at Worcester
and Wydindon like that at Hartlebury.

"Sources

"The fullest account of Giffard is in Thomas's Survey of Worcester
Cathedral, pp. 135-54, largely derived from his still surviving
Register, large extracts of which, including his will and the ‘Articuli
contra Godfridum episcopum Wygornensem et responsiones ejusdem,’ are
printed in the ‘Appendix chartarum originalium.’ His relations with
Malvern Priory are fully told in Thomas's Antiquitates prioratus
majoris Melverniæ, which prints from the Register all his acts relating
to that convent; Martin's Registrum Epistolarum Johannis Peckham (Rolls
Ser.) gives several of his letters and a large number of Peckham's to
him, and in the introduction to vol. ii. Mr. Martin summarises the
Malvern question; Raine's Fasti Eboracenses, in the notice of Walter
Giffard, gives what is known of his early history; Dugdale's Baronage,
i. 424, or, still better, Hoare's Wiltshire, i. 196-204, for an account
of his family; Annals of Winchester, Wykes, and more particularly the
Annals of Worcester in Annales Monastici, vols. ii. and iv; Foss's
Judges of England, iii. 93-4; Roberts's Calendarium Genealogicum.

"Contributor: T. F. T.

"published 1889"


-- Tim Powys-Lybbe tim@powys.org For a miscellany of bygones: http://powys.org.2 He was Bishop of Worcester between 1268 and 1301.3

Citations

  1. [S757] Compiled by Carl Boyer 3rd, Medieval English Ancestors of Certain Americans: Many of the English Ancestral Lines Prior to 1300 of those Colonial Americans with known Royal Ancestry but Fully Developed in all Possible Lines (PO Box 220333, Santa Clarita, CA 91322-0333: Carl Boyer 3rd, 2001), p. 105, GIFFARD 11:iv. Hereinafter cited as Boyer, Med English Ancestors (2001).
  2. [S1488] Tim Powys-Lybbe, "Powys-Lybbe email "Re: Bishop's Kinsfolk: Bishop Godfrey Giffard's kinsman, William de Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick"," e-mail message from e-mail address (unknown address) to e-mail address, 31 October 2003. Hereinafter cited as "Powys-Lybbe email 31 October 2003."
  3. [S1396] Burke's Peerage & Gentry Web Site, online http://www.burkes-peerage.net/sites/peerageandgentry/sitepages/home.asp, Giffard Family Page. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage & Gentry Web Site.

Agnes Giffard1

F, #15024
FatherSir Hugh Giffard of Boynston, co. Wilts1 b. s 1191, d. 1246
MotherSibel/Sibyl de Cormeilles1
Last Edited30 Aug 2001
     Agnes Giffard married Nicholas Chamberlain.2

Family

Nicholas Chamberlain

Citations

  1. [S757] Compiled by Carl Boyer 3rd, Medieval English Ancestors of Certain Americans: Many of the English Ancestral Lines Prior to 1300 of those Colonial Americans with known Royal Ancestry but Fully Developed in all Possible Lines (PO Box 220333, Santa Clarita, CA 91322-0333: Carl Boyer 3rd, 2001), p. 105, GIFFARD 11:v. Hereinafter cited as Boyer, Med English Ancestors (2001).
  2. [S757] Compiled by Carl Boyer 3rd, Boyer, Med English Ancestors (2001), p. 105, GIFFARD 11:i.

Letitia Giffard1

F, #15026
FatherSir Hugh Giffard of Boynston, co. Wilts1 b. s 1191, d. 1246
MotherSibel/Sibyl de Cormeilles1
Last Edited30 Aug 2001
     Letitia Giffard married (?) Babington.1

Family

(?) Babington
Children

Citations

  1. [S757] Compiled by Carl Boyer 3rd, Medieval English Ancestors of Certain Americans: Many of the English Ancestral Lines Prior to 1300 of those Colonial Americans with known Royal Ancestry but Fully Developed in all Possible Lines (PO Box 220333, Santa Clarita, CA 91322-0333: Carl Boyer 3rd, 2001), p. 106, GIFFARD 11:vi. Hereinafter cited as Boyer, Med English Ancestors (2001).

Hugh Babington1

M, #15028
Father(?) Babington1
MotherLetitia Giffard1
Last Edited30 Aug 2001

Citations

  1. [S757] Compiled by Carl Boyer 3rd, Medieval English Ancestors of Certain Americans: Many of the English Ancestral Lines Prior to 1300 of those Colonial Americans with known Royal Ancestry but Fully Developed in all Possible Lines (PO Box 220333, Santa Clarita, CA 91322-0333: Carl Boyer 3rd, 2001), p. 106, GIFFARD 11:vi. Hereinafter cited as Boyer, Med English Ancestors (2001).

Thomas Babington1

M, #15029
Father(?) Babington1
MotherLetitia Giffard1
Last Edited30 Aug 2001

Citations

  1. [S757] Compiled by Carl Boyer 3rd, Medieval English Ancestors of Certain Americans: Many of the English Ancestral Lines Prior to 1300 of those Colonial Americans with known Royal Ancestry but Fully Developed in all Possible Lines (PO Box 220333, Santa Clarita, CA 91322-0333: Carl Boyer 3rd, 2001), p. 106, GIFFARD 11:vi. Hereinafter cited as Boyer, Med English Ancestors (2001).

Juliana Giffard1

F, #15030
FatherSir Hugh Giffard of Boynston, co. Wilts1 b. s 1191, d. 1246
MotherSibel/Sibyl de Cormeilles1
Last Edited30 Aug 2001

Citations

  1. [S757] Compiled by Carl Boyer 3rd, Medieval English Ancestors of Certain Americans: Many of the English Ancestral Lines Prior to 1300 of those Colonial Americans with known Royal Ancestry but Fully Developed in all Possible Lines (PO Box 220333, Santa Clarita, CA 91322-0333: Carl Boyer 3rd, 2001), p. 106, GIFFARD 11:vii. Hereinafter cited as Boyer, Med English Ancestors (2001).