378243392. Baron Elias Giffard & 378243393. Lady Ala ?
~1075, Elias born in England, s/o §§Count Walter Gyffard.
~1085, Ala born in England.
1086, Elias’ father died.
1100, Elias and his wife Ala granted woods to the abbey of St. Peter, Gloucester.
8/2/1100, Henry I succeeded William Rufus as King of England.
~1120, Elias [Helias] named in the cartulary of St. Peter of Gloucester with wife Ala and son Helias.
1121, Heyas Giffard and his wife Ala, and son Helias, gave Buckholt to St. Peter’s abbey, Gloucester. (S) Transactions – Bristol and Gloucester, V20, 1895, P234.
1130, Helias died.
2/1054, Duke William (future Conqueror) had to repel the forces of King Henry I of France invading Normandy from the east, while the King’s brother Odo invaded from the west. William divided his forces and took his part against King Henry. Vassals including Robert, count of Eu; Walter Giffard, Roger de Mortimer, and William de Warren opposed the other army. This army won the battle of Mortemer.
1066, Osbert de Bolbec, lord of Longueville, Normandy, in the Conquest of England given grants in Gloucester, settled at Brimesfield. Osbert had a brother named Walter [Gyffarde], count of Longueville, brother-in-law of Hugh de Gournay.
1066, Walter furnished 30 vessels and 100 men to the invasion of England.
Child of Elias and Ala:
i. Helias Giffard (189121696), born ~1105 in England.