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Robert III Giffard (Fitzhugh)

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Birthplace: Wiltshire, England
Death: Died
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Son of Hugh Giffard
Husband of Alice de Greystoke
Father of John Fitzhugh; Sarah FitzHugh; NN Giffard, marr. Robert Mauduit and NN Giffard, marr Robert de Mandeville

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About Robert III Giffard

Son of Hugh or possibly of Gerard. See below.

http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/ENGLISHNOBILITYMEDIEVAL3D-K.htm#_Toc389046296

C. GIFFARD of FONTHILL, WILTSHIRE


1. BERENGER Giffard (-after 1085). Domesday Book records “Berengar Giffard” holding Fonthill Giffard in Wiltshire, and Bredy in Dorset[1237]. The entries precede the ones which records the landholdings in Wiltshire and Dorset of Osbern Giffard, which suggests a close relationship. Maybe they were brothers.


2. ROBERT Giffard of Fonthill, Wiltshire (-before 1166). [The 1130 Pipe Roll records "--- Giffard" accounting for "terra q Ric de Holeweia clamat uers eu" in Devonshire[1238].] m ---. Robert & his wife had one child: a) GERARD Giffard (-after 1172). Military fee certifications in the Red Book of the Exchequer, in 1166, record that "Robertus Giffard" used to hold one knight’s fee in Hampshire now held by "Gerardus filius eius", that "Girardus Giffard et Walterus de Calestone" held one knight’s fee in Wiltshire from the abbey of Wilton, and that "Gerardus Giffard" held one knight’s fee in "baroniæ Eliæ Giffardi" in Wiltshire[1239].


1. HUGH . m ---. The name of Hugh’s wife is not known. Hugh & his wife had one child: a) ROBERT Giffard (-1209). His parentage is confirmed by the order dated 1200 under which "Willelmus Cumin" paid a fine for the marriage of "juniore filia Rob fil Hug" and part of her inheritance in Northamptonshire[1240]. "Rob Giffard" paid a fine "p passag suo…feudi i militi in capite de dño R" in Wiltshire, dated 1201[1241]. Domesday Descendants notes the death of Robert Giffard (son of Gerard Giffard, which appears from the source dated 1200 to be a mistake for Hugh) in 1209 "when his heirs were daughters married to Robert Mauduit, Robert de Mandeville and William Comin", but does not cite the corresponding primary source[1242]. m ---. The name of Robert’s wife is not known. Robert & his wife had three children: i) --- Giffard . Domesday Descendants notes the death of Robert Giffard in 1209 "when his heirs were daughters married to Robert Mauduit, Robert de Mandeville and William Comin", but does not cite the corresponding primary source[1243]. m (before 1209) ROBERT Mauduit, son of ---. ii) --- Giffard . Domesday Descendants notes the death of Robert Giffard in 1209 "when his heirs were daughters married to Robert Mauduit, Robert de Mandeville and William Comin", but does not cite the corresponding primary source[1244]. m (before 1209) ROBERT de Mandeville, son of ---. iii) SARAH (-before 1210). "Willelmus Cumin" paid a fine for the marriage of "juniore filia Rob fil Hug" and part of her inheritance in Northamptonshire, dated 1200[1245]. Domesday Descendants notes the death of Robert Giffard in 1209 "when his heirs were daughters married to Robert Mauduit, Robert de Mandeville and William Comin", but does not cite the corresponding primary source[1246]. m ([1200]) as his first wife, WILLIAM Comyn, son of RICHARD Comyn & his wife Hextilda of Tynedale (-1233[1247]).


1. JOHN Giffard . Lord Giffard of Brimpsfield. m firstly MATILDA de Clifford, daughter of ---. John & his wife had children: a) CATHERINE Giffard (1272-after 1322). The Book of Lacock names “Catharinam filiam Johannis Giffard” as wife of “Nich’um de Audele”, son of “Jacobus de Audele”[1248]. She became a nun at Ledbury[1249]. m (1299 or before) NICHOLAS de Audley, son of JAMES de Audley of Heleigh, Staffordshire & his wife Ela Longespee (before 1258-28 Aug 1299).


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THE BATTLE ABBEY ROLL. WITH SOME ACCOUNT OF THE NORMAN LINEAGES. IN THREE VOLUMES.—VOL. II http://www.1066.co.nz/library/battle_abbey_roll2/subchap85.htm

Giffard :

Three brothers of this name, Walter, Berenger, and Osberne, are entered in Domesday as holding English baronies from the time of the Conquest. ...

The third Domesday Baron, Berenger, Lord of Fonthill-Giffard, Wilts, has left his name to two other manors in the county, Morris-Giffard, and Ashton-Giffard. His son Osbern occurs in Devon 1130; a second Osbern held fiefs there in 1165; and another descendant, Andrew, in the time of King John, resigned his Wiltshire barony to Robert Mandeville. See Hoare's Wilts. Thenceforward the family solely belonged to the county of Devon, and divided into several branches; one seated at Buckton, which terminated in 1372; one at Brightlegh, one at Tiverton, and one at Weare-Giffard, where their old manor house remains. Compton-Giffard, Aveton-Giffard, &c, still bear their name. They changed their arms, as their kinsmen of Chillington had done, adopting Sable three fusils in fesse Ermine; and like them, were zealous loyalists. One of the Giffards of Brightlegh, who was "decimated, sequestrated and imprisoned" during the Rebellion, "brought great reputation," says Prince, "to the Royal cause in these parts where he lived;" for "such was his deportment towards men in all his actions, as if he were conscious the eye of God was upon him." According to Sir Bernard Burke, this branch is still represented at Kilcorral, in Ireland. Lord Chief Justice Giffard, who was raised to the peerage in 1824, was a Devonshire man, born at Exeter, and took the title of Lord Giffard of St. Leonard's in his native county. Nevertheless, he bore, as his grandson now bears, the golden stirrups of Chillington with the addition of a chevron and border.

-------------------- THE BATTLE ABBEY ROLL. WITH SOME ACCOUNT OF THE NORMAN LINEAGES. IN THREE VOLUMES.—VOL. II http://www.1066.co.nz/library/battle_abbey_roll2/subchap85.htm

Giffard :

Three brothers of this name, Walter, Berenger, and Osberne, are entered in Domesday as holding English baronies from the time of the Conquest. ...

The third Domesday Baron, Berenger, Lord of Fonthill-Giffard, Wilts, has left his name to two other manors in the county, Morris-Giffard, and Ashton-Giffard. His son Osbern occurs in Devon 1130; a second Osbern held fiefs there in 1165; and another descendant, Andrew, in the time of King John, resigned his Wiltshire barony to Robert Mandeville. See Hoare's Wilts. Thenceforward the family solely belonged to the county of Devon, and divided into several branches; one seated at Buckton, which terminated in 1372; one at Brightlegh, one at Tiverton, and one at Weare-Giffard, where their old manor house remains. Compton-Giffard, Aveton-Giffard, &c, still bear their name. They changed their arms, as their kinsmen of Chillington had done, adopting Sable three fusils in fesse Ermine; and like them, were zealous loyalists. One of the Giffards of Brightlegh, who was "decimated, sequestrated and imprisoned" during the Rebellion, "brought great reputation," says Prince, "to the Royal cause in these parts where he lived;" for "such was his deportment towards men in all his actions, as if he were conscious the eye of God was upon him." According to Sir Bernard Burke, this branch is still represented at Kilcorral, in Ireland. Lord Chief Justice Giffard, who was raised to the peerage in 1824, was a Devonshire man, born at Exeter, and took the title of Lord Giffard of St. Leonard's in his native county. Nevertheless, he bore, as his grandson now bears, the golden stirrups of Chillington with the addition of a chevron and border.

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Robert III Giffard's Timeline

1134
1134
Wiltshire, England
1166
1166
Age 32
Whitchurch, Cheshire, , England
1167
1167
Age 33
Altyre, Morayshire, Scotland
1209
1209
Age 75
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