Elias [IV] Giffard 2
- Marriage (1): Alice de Mautravers Heiress of Ashton 1
- Died: Bef 20 Oct 1248 3
ELIAS [IV] Giffard (-1247). The Red Book of the Exchequer records "Helias Giffard" holding nine knights´ fees "in Winterborne" in Wiltshire in [1210/12]. The Testa de Nevill lists knights who held land in Gloucestershire, dated to [1211/13]: "Elyas Giffard" owed "pro Brumesfeld et Rochamt…ix milites". An undated writ, endorsed "32 Hen III", after the death of "Elias Giffard" names "--- his son aged 16 is his heir" and the manors of "Winterburne…Sernton…Ayston held of John Mautravers in free marriage" in Wiltshire.
m firstly ---.
m secondly ISOLDA Mautravers, daughter of --- Mautravers & his wife ---. An undated writ, endorsed "32 Hen III", after the death of "Elias Giffard" names the manors of "…Ayston held of John Mautravers in free marriage" in Wiltshire. The Testa de Nevill lists fees in Gloucester, dated 1247, which include "juratores presentant quod Johannes filius et heres Elie Giffard debet esse in custodia domini regis; et Isolde que fuit uxor predicti Elie habet custodiam eius...".
Elias [IV] & his second wife had one child: John.
SIR JOHN GIFFARD, of Brimpsfield, Badgeworth, Stonehouse, Stoke Gifford, and Rockhampton, co. Gloucester, Elston, Orcheston St. George, Sherrington, Ashton, and Broughton Gifford, Wilts, son and heir of Sir Elis GIFFARD, of Brimpsfield, &c. (who died shortly before 2 May 1248) (c), by his 2nd wife, Alice, sister of Sir John MAUTRAVERS, of Lytchet Matravers, Dorset.
(c) In 1221 this Elis stated that "Osbertus Giffard, antecessor suus qui venit ad conquestum Angl' tenuit manerium de Bimesfeld' . . . et post eum Elias flius suus . . . et post eum Elias filius illius Elie et pater suus." At least one generation is here omitted. The Elis living in 1221 was son and heir of Elis III, by Maud, daughter of Morice fitz Robert fitz Hardinge, of Berkeley: which Elis III owed 100 marks 'pro fine terre sue' in 1166 and died before Michaelmas 1190, when William le Mareschal owed 140 marks for the custody of the lands of Elis Giffard. 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
• Inquisition, Bef 20 Oct 1248. 3 124. Elias Giffard.
Inq. (undated but endorsed '32 H. 3') (defective.)
... his son, aged 16, is his heir.
Winterburne manor (extent given) held of the king in chief as the head of his barony.
Sernton manor (extent given), held of the king as pertaining to the said barony.
Ayston manor (extent given) held of John Mautravers in free marriage. (See No. 875.)
C. Hen. III. File 7. (1.)
Elias married Alice de Mautravers Heiress of Ashton, daughter of John [II] de Mautravers of Lytchett and Hawise.1 (Alice de Mautravers Heiress of Ashton was born about 1195.)