~1185, Helias born in England, s/o 47280424. Elias Giffard & 47280425. Maud fitz Harding de Berkeley.
Aft. 1195, Elias’ father died.
5/27/1199, John crowned king of England.
~1200, Isabel born in England. [Likely d/o Ralph Busard, sheriff of Gloucester. (S) See Family Notes:.]
1201-02, Elias a minor in the custody of William Marshall, earl of Pembroke.
1202, Elias Giffard, a minor, owed 20s for the scutage of Wales, and 18 marks for that of Scotland, for his father in the time of Richard I. William Marshal received acquittance from Geoffrey fitz Peter. (S) Transactions – Bristol and Gloucester, V12, 1888, P269.
1204, Elias Giffard fined 27 marks on 9 fees in Gloucester. (S) Studies in Taxation under John and Henry III, Mitchell, 1914, P59.
~1210, Alice born in England, d/o 94560852. John Mautravers & 94560853. Hawisia ?.
1210, Elias served in the king’s army in Ireland.
6/6/1210, King John launched successful attacks in Ireland [which he split into shires ruled by the crown from Dublin]. King John launched 700 ships in the attack, and used 10 knights as personal bodyguards in this campaign.
1212, Elias Giffard returned 9 knights’ fees.
6/19/1215 at Runnymede near Windsor, King John forced to agree to the terms of the Magna Carta.
5/12/1216, Prince Louis [future VIII] of France, after a successful landing, crowned King of England in London. In June, Louis captured Winchester and controlled half of England.
1216, Helias joined the barons against King John.
1216, Helias’ lands in Wilts, Northants, Gloucester, Somerset, Dorset, Oxford and Berks given to Bartholomew Pecche.
10/19/1216, Henry III, age 9, succeeded John as King of England. Louis of France also claimed the throne.
3/11/1217, Helias’ lands restored by King Henry III after he gave homage.
5/20/1217, English forces, with the aid of previous rebel barons, defeated the French forces at Lincoln, killing the Count of Perche in the battle.
1220-26, Elias witnessed a grant of Thomas de Berkeley to Osbert Gyffard. (S) UKNA.
1221, Elias Giffard (23640212) of Brimsfield sued by the abbot of Cirencester for erecting a gallows at Brinsfield, which the abbot claimed to be his liberty. Elias stated a certain Osbert Giffard, his ancestor, who came at the Conquest of England, had held the manor of Brimesfield, with a right of gallows, and had hanged thieves there, and after him [missing generation: Elias Giffard & Ala ?, fl.1121] Elias (189121696) his son had had the same liberty, and after him Elias (94560848) the son of the said Elias (47280424), and the father of the defendant.
[––Elias & Isabel––]
~1222, Elias 1st married Isabel Musard.
1226, William de Huntercombe sued Osbert Giffard for a 4th of a knight’s fee in Ispedene, Oxfordshire. Osbert Giffard called on Elias Giffard of Brimsfield to warrant, stating that Elias Giffard, grandfather of Elias, had given the lands by deed to Richard Giffard, a grandson of Elias and Ala Giffard.
[––Elias & Alice––]
By 1228, Elias married 2nd Alice.
1229, Alice died [likely in the childbirth of son John.]
[––Elias & Yseud––]
Elias married 3rd Yseud ?.
By 1229, Confirmation by Elias Giffard, lord of Brumesfeld, for the health of his soul and of the souls of Ysabel and Alice and Yseud his wives, … of the grant to the hospital of St. Bartholomew between the bridges of the land of Hullittemed within his manor of Brumesfeld made by Osbert Giffard, his brother. Osbert’s grant for the souls of William de Bruere [died 1226] and of Helias Giffard and of Maud Giffard, mother of the said Osbert, and for the souls of Osbert and Ysabel is wife, … [Gilbert Giffard a witness.]
5/11/1229, Elias Giffard granted to his brother Osbert lands in the manor of Winterburn, co. Dorset.
1229, Walterus de Dunstanvill, Robertus Mauduit, Elias Giffard, … constituti justiciarii ad assisam nove dissaisine capiendam apud Wilton … (S) CPRs.
4/28/1230, Concerning fines for crossing overseas: Elias Giffard [gives] 50m. Order to the sheriff of Gloucestershire. (S) FRsHIII.
~1230, Grant from Sir Elias Giffard to Nicholas of Cayleway, son of Elias of Cayleway, of all his land of Grofruge in his manor of Brumesfeld. Witnesses: Sir Gilbert Giffard, … [Elias’ sister Berta married Elias of Cayleway.]
12/17/1233, Pledges for W. bishop of Exeter … Elias Giffard for 20m. (S) FRsHIII.
8/4/1235, Confirmation of a lease for 10 years made by Elias Giffard to William de Kent of the manor of Stokes … (S) CPRs.
~1237, Elias’ brother Osbert died.
11/5/1241, Wiltshire. Godfrey de Scudamore gives half a mark for having a precipe concerning an agreement against Elias Giffard [to remove a plea] from the county court of Wiltshire before the king. (S) FRsHIII.
1242, Elias Giffard paid 35 marks for 9 fees. (S) Studies in Taxation under John and Henry III, Mitchell, 1914, P230.
9/30/1245, Order to the barons of the Exchequer to cause Elias Gifford to have respite from the 20m. at which he was amerced before the justices last itinerant in Somerset. (S) FRsHIII.
1247, IPM of Osbert Giffard and Alice Murdac: Theaumes manor, Somerset; Acton town, Gloucester; both held of Elias Giffard. (S) CIsPM.
1248, Elias Giffard; Wiltshire: Winterbourne manor [seat of the barony], Sherrington (Sernton) manor, and Ashton (Ayston) manor died. (S) UKNA. IPM of Elias Giffard: Winterburne manor held of the king in chief as the head of his barony. Sernton manor , held of the king as pertaining to the said barony. Ayston manor held of John Mautravers in free marriage. (S) CIsPM.
(S) A Genealogical History of the Dormant …, Burke, 1866, P231. (S) New England Historical Register, V75, 1921, P62. (S) Cal. of the Records of the Corporation of Gloucester, 1893, P120.
· 1216-25, Ralph Musard, sheriff of Gloucester, to Hubert de Burgh, justiciar: Roger fitz Nicholas has leased the manor of Elmore, Gloucestershire, to Hubert; this is against an agreement made with Ralph. (S) UKNA.
· Children’s parentages documented in (S) Coll’s for a Hist. of Staffordshire, V14, 1893, P12.
· 2/12/1327, IPM of John Giffard (d.1322, hanged for treason, s/o 11820106), otherwise John de Brymmesfeld. Surrey: … Elias Giffard (23640212) had issue John Giffard of Bremesfeld (11820106), Maud, Isabel, and Mabel; which John, after the death of the said Elias, married Maud de Longespeye (11820107), of whom he begat Katherine de Audele (23641865), afterwards espoused to Nicholas de Audele (23641864), of whom the said Nicholas begat Nicholas de Audele (11820932), who begat James de Audele (5910466), now aged 15 years and in the king’s wardship. The same John Giffard begat of his said wife Eleanor la Estraunge (5910053), afterwards espoused to Fulk le Estraunge (5910052), who begat of her John le Estraunge (2955026), now aged 19 years and more, and in the king’s wardship. Upon the death of the said Maud de Longespeye, the aforesaid John married Margaret de Neville (3rd wife), of whom he begat John Giffard of Bremesfeld, who died last without an heir of his body. The said Maud, daughter of Elias Giffard, was espoused to Godfrey Escudamor, who begat Peter Escudamor, who begat Alice de Bavent, afterwards espoused to Adam de Bavent, who of her begat Roger de Bavent, now aged 40 years. Isabel the second daughter of the said Elias, was espoused to Thomas le Tabler (30424700), who begat Guy le Tabler (15212350), who begat Edith de Grymstede (7606175), afterwards espoused to Richard de Grymstede, who of her begat Thomas de Grymstede, now aged 25 years. Mabel, the third daughter of the said Elias, was espoused to Richard Dansy, who begat Richard Dansy, who begat Richard Dansy, now aged 40 years and more. … 7/13/1327, Gloucester: Writ of plenius certiorari, … John Gyffard of Brymmesfeld, … was seised in fee of the manor of Ascheton, … one John Mautravers (47280426) by his charter granted the said manor and the advowson of the church of St. Peter, Chodeford, to Elias Giffard (23640212), sometime deceased, in free marriage with Alice (23640213), sister of the same John Mautravers, … John Giffard held by the form of the said grant on the day he died the said manor and advowson as kinsman and heir of the said Elias and Alice, and that the same John Lestraunge (2955026) and James Daudele (5910466) are next heirs of the said John Giffard of the manor and advowson. (S) CIsPM.
Children of Helias and Isabel:
i. Matilda Giffard, born ~1223 in England.
Matilda married Godfrey Scudamore [1 son Peter.]
ii. Isabel Giffard (30424701), born ~1225 in England.
iii. Mabel Giffard, born ~1227 in England.
Mabel married Richard Dansy [1 son Richard.]
Child of Helias and Alice:
i. John Giffard (11820106), born 1229 in England.