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Saturday, August 25, 2012
G27: 94560848 Elias Giffard
94560848. Elias Giffard
~1140, Elias born in England, s/o 189121696. Helias Giffard
& 189121697. Berta de Clifford.
1152, Walterus de Clifforde confirmed the donation of
“medietatem totius manerii de Ullingewike” made to Gloucester St Peter by
“Berta soror mea” [my sister] … concessione Helyæ Giffardi filiii sui
primogeniti” [eldest son]. (S) FMG.
1159, Elias' father died. (S) Bristol and West of England Arch. Mag., V1, Is1-3, 1843, P31. 12/19/1154, Henry II crowned king of England.
7/18/1163, Helyas Giffardu [and his mother] donated property to
St. Peter in Gloucester. (S) FMG.
1165-6, Elias gave 100 marks for livery of his inheritance of 9
1166, Gerard Giffard, baron of Fonthill, held a knight’s fee
under Helias Giffard of Brimsfield. (S) Collections for Staffordshire, V5, 1902,
1167, Elias confirmed his mother Berta’s grant to the abbey of
1179-80, Grant from Elias Giffard to the Lepers of St.
Sepulchre, near Gloucester, for the souls of his father and mother, and for the
health of his own soul, of a load of wood in his wood of Brumesfeld such as a
horse can carry weekly. (S) Account of the History of Churchdown, Swift, 1905,
1184-87, Elias attempted to reclaim a grant to the church of
Boyton made by his father and his uncle Walter.
By 1187, Elias died.
Child of Elias and ?:
i. Elias Giffard (47280424), born 1173 in England.