Osbert [I] Giffard
(-Bef 1096)
Elias [I] Giffard
(-Abt 1130)
Ala
(-After 1121)
Elias [II] Giffard
(-After 1166)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Bertha FitzRichard

Elias [II] Giffard 2

  • Marriage (1): Bertha FitzRichard about 1127 1
  • Died: After 1166, Gloucester Abbey (St. Peter's Abbey) [now Gloucester Cathedral], Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2LX, GB 1 2

  General Notes:

ELIAS [II] Giffard, son of ELIAS [I] Giffard & his wife Ala --- (-after 1166). The Historia sancti Petri Gloucestrię records the donation of "terram de Bocholt…" made in 1121 by "Helyas Gyffard et Ala uxor eius…et filius eorum Elyas". The Historia sancti Petri Gloucestrię records the donation of "Cronham" made "tempore Hamelini abbatis" [abbot from 1148 to 1179] by "Helias Giffard filius Helię senioris et Alę uxoris eius". The Historia sancti Petri Gloucestrię records the donation of "ecclesiam Beatę Marię de Boytone, ecclesiam Sancti Georgii de Orchestone cum capella Sancti Andreę de Wyneterborne" made "tempore Hamelini abbatis" [abbot from 1148 to 1179] by "Helias Boy Gyffard", for the soul of "Bertę uxoris suus", later confirmed by "Walterus Giffard filius Helię…tempore Hamelini abbatis". "Elyas Giffardus" donated "ecclesiam Sanctę Marię de Boytona" to Gloucester St Peter, for the souls of "…uxoris meę Bertha", by undated charter.

m ([1127]) BERTHA, daughter RICHARD FitzPons & his wife Matilda --- (-after 1167). A charter dated to [1127] records that "Ricard Pontii filii" granted the manor of "Lechia" to "Mathildi uxori mee in matrimoniu" in exchange for her original marriage portion, the manor of Ullingswick in Herefordshire, which he gave to "Helie Giff in mat-monu cum filia mea Berta". "Helyas Giffardus" recorded that "uxori meę Bertę medietatem totius manerii de Ullingwike maritagii sui" and donated the property to Gloucester St Peter by charter dated 18 Jul 1163. The Historia sancti Petri Gloucestrię records that "Helias Giffard junior et Berta mater eius" donated "octo libratas terrę in Willyngwyke" in exchange for "Cronham quam pater eius dederat quando factus fuerat monachus", confirmed by "Helias filius eorum", and that "Berta uxor Helię Giffard" donated "terras in Wllingwuke…tempore Hamelini abbatis" [abbot from 1148 to 1179]. The Historia sancti Petri Gloucestrię records the donation of "ecclesiam Beatę Marię de Boytone, ecclesiam Sancti Georgii de Orchestone cum capella Sancti Andreę de Wyneterborne" made "tempore Hamelini abbatis" [abbot from 1148 to 1179] by "Helias Boy Gyffard", for the soul of "Bertę uxoris suus", later confirmed by "Walterus Giffard filius Helię…tempore Hamelini abbatis". "Elyas Giffardus" donated "ecclesiam Sanctę Marię de Boytona" to Gloucester St Peter, for the souls of "…uxoris meę Bertha", by undated charter.

Elias [II] & his wife had [four] children: Elias, Walter, Gilbert and [Gerard].

[FMG/Medieval Lands]

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Elis III was son and heir of Elis II (who became a monk in Gloucester Abbey), by Berta (living 1167), sister of Walter de Clifford, of Clifford and Glasbury, and daughter of Richard fitz Ponce. In 1130 Elis II rendered account of 100 marks of silver for the relief of his father's lands, being son and heir of Elis I, by Ala, his wife. Before 1096 Elis I had succeeded his father Osbern Giffard, the Domesday tenant of Brimpsfield, Stoke, Rockhampton, Elston, Orcheston, etc.

[Complete Peerage V:639 note (c)] 1

  Death Notes:

As a monk.


Elias married Bertha FitzRichard, daughter of Richard FitzPons and Matilda of Gloucester, about 1127.1 (Bertha FitzRichard died after 1167 1 2.)


Sources


1 Charles Cawley, <i>Medieval Lands</i>.

2 George Edward Cokayne, "Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom" (Sutton Publishing Ltd., 2000), V:639 (b).

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