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Patience Kirby (Gifford)

Birthplace: London, Middlesex, England
Death: Died in Dartmouth, Plymouth Colony
Immediate Family:

Daughter of William Gifford, the Tailor and 1st wife of William Gifford
Wife of Richard Kirby, Jr.
Mother of Sarah Merrihew; Experience Mosher; Temperance Pearce; John Kirby and Robert Kirby
Sister of Annaniah Gifford; John Gifford; Christopher Gifford and Mary Jenney
Half sister of Mary Ransom; William Gifford; Robert Gifford; James Gifford and Jonathan Gifford

Managed by: Jeanine Louise Roembach/Clark
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About Patience Kirby

This profile needs to be carefully fact-checked due to some inaccurate merges that have taken place in the family group. The most carefully-researched tree for her is:

Patience Gifford (1644 - 1674), daughter of William Gifford the Tailor and his first wife (who has not been identified), married Richard Kirby on 19 October 1665 at Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts. Her siblings were: John, Hananiah, William, Jr., Christopher born July 1658, and Robert born 1660. Her half-siblings were: Jonathan born 14 May 1684, and James born 10 March 1685/6.

Sources and Further References

  • Many thanks to genealogical researcher Paul Gifford, whose extensive, careful work on this Gifford line is invaluable. Please visit his site, Gifford Origins. Paul has also posted extensively at .
  • "The New England Historical and Genealogical Register". October 1974, Vol 128, No 4.
  • Gifford genealogy, 1626-1896 by Harry E. Gifford. Published 1896 by Pinkham Press in Wollaston, Mass.
  • One Hundred and Sixty Allied Families, John Osborne Austin
  • Plymouth Colony, its history & people, 1620-1691 By Eugene Aubrey Stratton
  • This Old Monmouth of Ours, William S. Hornor
  • Genealogical and personal memoirs relating to the families of William Gifford, Volume 1, William Richard Cutter
  • Patents and deeds and other early records of New Jersey, 1664-1703, William Nelson
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Patience Kirby's Timeline

London, Middlesex, England
October 19, 1665
Age 21
May 1, 1667
Age 23
Dartmouth, Plymouth Colony
May 5, 1670
Age 26
Dartmouth, Plymouth Colony
May 5, 1670
Age 26
Dartmouth, Plymouth Colony
March 2, 1672
Age 28
Dartmouth, Bristol, MA
May 20, 1674
Age 30
Dartmouth, Plymouth Colony
March 10, 1675
Age 30
Dartmouth, Plymouth Colony
November 28, 1922
Age 30
November 28, 1922
Age 30