William Gifford (1675 - 1723) MP

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Birthplace: Shrewbury Township, Long Branch, Monmouth, New Jersey
Death: Died in Manasquan, New Jersey
Managed by: Sharon Ann Bramhall
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About William Gifford

William GIFFORD may be the son of Annaniah GIFFORD by a first wife.

William GIFFORD's first wife was probably the daughter of Joseph and Margaret PARKER. Joseph and Margaret lived near the GIFFORDs near Long Branch and their son Peter probably married Elizabeth GIFFORD as his first wife. Peter PARKER bought land from Annaniah GIFFORD (his nephew?) in 1735 which was just above the main part of the original GIFFORD homestead. And he bought inherited GIFFORD land with Benoni GIFFORD (his nephew?) in 1740. The given names Margaret and Josiah also match very nicely. No daughter named Margaret is listed for Joseph and Margaret PARKER in the Quaker church records. But she would have been born about 1672 or 1673, which could be just before the birth records began or just before her parents joined the church.

William GIFFORD and his wife Margaret sold land in Shrewsbury (now Wall) Tp, Monmouth Co, NJ, to John GIFFORD on 13 Feb 1709/10 (1/2 of the main 200 acres of the Gifford Manasquan homestead).20

William GIFFORD and his wife Margaret sold land in Shrewsbury (now Wall) Tp, Monmouth Co, NJ, to Joseph GIFFORD on 13 Feb 1709/10 (1/2 of the main 200 acres of the Gifford Manasquan homestead, not recorded until 12 Aug 1730).19

The above 2 land records show that William GIFFORD probably inherited all of his father's land under the law of primogeniture that was still in use in New Jersey at that time.

An inventory of the estate of William GIFFORD was filed on 8 Apr 1723 in Monmouth Co, NJ.30 Administration of the estate of William GIFFORD was granted to John PINTARD and Anthony PINTARD on 13 May 1723 in Monmouth Co, NJ, (William's widow Sarah and son William had declined to administer the estate).30

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William Gifford's Timeline

1675
1675
Long Branch, Monmouth, New Jersey
1705
1705
Age 30
1705
Age 30
Manasquan, Monmouth, NJ, USA
1710
1710
Age 35
1714
1714
Age 39
Manasquan, Ocean, NJ, USA
1718
1718
Age 43
Manasquan River, Monmouth Co., NJ
1723
April 8, 1723
Age 48
Manasquan, New Jersey
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