Alfred Samuel Gifford

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Alfred Samuel Gifford

Birthdate: (77)
Birthplace: Dorset, England
Death: March 5, 1929 (72-77)
Raylton, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Place of Burial: Bulawayo, Rhodesia
Immediate Family:

Husband of Emma Phoebe Gifford
Father of Prudence Mary Anne Theresa Brent; Edith Maud Milvina Shinn; Alice Otterson; Alfred Johann Gifford; Margaret Anne Mulling and 4 others

Managed by: Geoffrey Otterson
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About Alfred Samuel Gifford


  • Marriage on 22 Feb 1881.
  • Groom - Arthur Samuel Gifford
  • Aged 24 - Slagter (Butcher) of Edenburg
  • Bride Mary Josephine Emma Glanz
  • aged 21 years of Edenburg.
  • Witnesses A G Glanz; N P Glanz; J J Scott.
  • Church Sacred Heart Cathedral, Bloemfontein Roman Catholic (as per marriage certificate),
    although family is adamant it occurred in Adam Glanz home in Edenburg on 22 Feb 1881.

The certificate states in the private house of A Glanz and occupation is builder


One of his descendants, Derek Gifford, Great grandson, fell prey to the land invasions of Zimbabwe -

Other Notes

FreeBMD Possibility - NOT THIS MAN

Births Mar 1853

Gifford Alfred Atcham 6a 591

There is a birth for an Alfred Samuel Gifford registered in Liverpool, but a death follows almost immediately. Family beliefs he was born in Lancashire, England.

LDS entry which seems to match FreeBMD entry -

England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975 for Alfred Gifford

  • name: Alfred Gifford
  • gender: Male
  • baptism/christening date: 01 May 1853
  • baptism/christening place: Condover, Shropshire, England
  • father's name: Lawrence Sinclair Gifford
  • mother's name: Mary Gifford
  • indexing project (batch) number: I03807-1
  • system origin: England-EASy
  • source film number: 1657547
  • reference number: item 18-27 p 193

Looking at the 1861 census suggests that Lawrence of this family was a sailor.

From his marriage certificate he was born c. 1857 from his death notice he was born c. 1853

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Alfred Samuel Gifford's Timeline

Dorset, England
November 30, 1881
Age 29
Orange Free State, South Africa
January 28, 1884
Age 32
Edenburg, Xhariep, Free State, South Africa
November 13, 1885
Age 33
Orange Free State, South Africa
October 9, 1887
Age 35
Edenburg district, Orange Free State, South Africa
February 20, 1891
Age 39
Edenburg, Xhariep, Free State, South Africa
August 2, 1894
Age 42
Fort Victoria, Rhodesia
January 10, 1897
Age 45
Melsetter, Southern Rhodesia
May 3, 1900
Age 48
Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe)