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Friday, May 7, 2010

Bond 155938 & 155939

155938. Stephen Gifford & 155939. Agnes Churchill {Bond}

A View of Devonshire in Mdcxxx: With a Pedigree of Most of Its Gentry

~1405, Stephen born in England, s/o 311876. John Gifford & 311877. Alice Ugworthy.

~1405, Agnes born in England, heir & d/o 311878. John Churchill & 311879. Joan Dawny.

Stephen “of Thewborough.”

5/15/1454, Stephen “a justice to deliver Exeter gaol of a prisoner there.”

1/13/1458, Debtor: John Thorne, esquire [of Devon] Creditor: Stephen Giffard [of Devon] Amount: £200. (S) UKNA.

Bef. 11/11/1460, Stephen died. (S) Writ of diem clausit extremum to the Escheator of Devon.

(S) 1564 Visitation of Devon – “Dennys of Orleigh”.

Family notes:
• “Thewborow, alias To Burrow, was the inheritance of Esse, that ancient family. Ingret, the daughter of Sir Alan, brought it to John Giffard ; and Alice, one of the coheirs of Stephen Gifford, made it the inheritance of William Prideaux.” (S) A View of Devonshire in MDCXXX, Westcote, 1845, P315.

Children of Stephen and Agnes:

i. Eleanor Gifford (77969), born ~1425 in England.

ii. Alice Gifford, born ? in England.
Alice married William Prideaux [his 3rd].
Fulk Prideaux.

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