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Robert Gifford

Nicknames: "Robert Giffords"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Sandwich, (Present Barnstable County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts)
Death: Died in Dartmouth, Bristol County, Province of Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of William Gifford, the Tailor; William Gifford; William Gifford; Elizabeth Gifford and 1st wife of William Gifford
Husband of Elizabeth Gifford and Sarah Gifford
Father of Mary Soule; Sarah Gifford; Benjamin Gifford; Stephen Gifford; Rebecca Soule and 7 others
Brother of Patience Gifford Kirby; Christopher Gifford; William Gifford; John Gifford; Jonathan Gifford and 8 others
Half brother of James Gifford

Occupation: From Sandwich; 8 gf
Managed by: Chris Double
Last Updated:

About Robert Gifford

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 him is:

Robert Gifford (1660 - 1730 Dartmouth, Massachusetts), son of William Gifford the Tailor and his first wife (who is unidentified), married (1) Sarah Wing; (2) Elizabeth. They had nine known children.

  1. Jeremiah Gifford (died 1771 Dartmouth, Massachusetts); married Mary Wright
  2. Mary Gifford (died January 1772 Dartmouth, Massachusetts); married Nathan Soule 12 June 1704
  3. Benjamin Gifford (died 1754 Dartmouth, Massachusetts); married Sarah Tompkins
  4. Stephen Gifford, married Mary
  5. Rebecca Gifford; married Jacob Soule 22 January 1709/10
  6. Timothy Gifford (died 1780 Dartmouth, Massachusetts); married Hannah Tompkins 18 April 1717
  7. Ann Gifford, married William Swan 26 June 1717 Newport, Rhode Island
  8. Lydia Gifford, married Nathaniel Soule
  9. Simeon Gifford (died 1749 Dartmouth, Massachusetts), married Susannah Jenkins 13 May 1725

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 http://genforum.genealogy.com/gifford/messages/539.html .
  • "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
  • http://www.genealogyofnewengland.com/f_e5.htm#103

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Robert Gifford's Timeline

1660
1660
Sandwich, (Present Barnstable County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts)
1680
July 1680
Age 20
Sandwich, (Present Barnstable County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts)
1683
January 27, 1683
Age 23
Dartmouth, (Present Bristol County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts)
1684
1684
Age 24
1685
1685
Age 25
Dartmouth, Bristol, MA
1687
1687
Age 27
Dartsmouth, Bristol County, Dominion of New England (Present Massachusetts)
1689
1689
Age 29
1691
1691
Age 31
Dartmouth, Bristol, MA
1693
1693
Age 33
Dartmouth, Bristol, MA
1695
1695
Age 35
Dartmouth, Bristol County, Province of Massachusetts