Eleanor Gifford

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Eleanor Gifford (Brydges)

Immediate Family:

Daughter of Edmund Brydges, 2nd Baron Chandos and Dorothy Knollys (Bray), Baroness Knollys of Greys
Wife of George Gifford
Sister of Giles Brydges, 3rd Baron Chandos; William Brydges, 4th Baron Chandos and Katherine Sandys
Half sister of Edmund Brydges; Elizabeth Little and William Knowles

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About Eleanor Gifford

Eleanor Brydges was the daughter of Edmund Brydges, 2nd baron Chandos (d. September 11, 1573) and Dorothy Bray (c.1524-October 31,1605). She went to court with her sister Katherine to be maids of honor to Queen Elizabeth and remained in the Privy Chamber after her marriage to George Gifford or Giffard (b.1552), a courtier, at some point during the 1570s. Gifford was arrested on August 23, 1586 on charges of dealing with Jesuits, but he was released by the end of that year. After that he was much abroad.

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