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Eleanor Giffard

Also Known As: "Baroness"
Birthplace: Brimsfield, Gloucestershire, England
Death: circa January 23, 1324 (40-57)
Blackmere, Cornwall, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sir John Giffard, 1st Baron Giffard, of Brimsfield and Maud de Clifford
Wife of Sir Fulk le Strange, 1st Baron Strange of Blackmere, Lord of Blackmere
Mother of Fulk le Strange; Hamo Le Strange; John VI le Strange, Sr., 2nd Baron Strange of Blackmere; Elizabeth Corbet and Roger Le Strange
Sister of Katharine de Audley; Maude Joinville and Elizabeth Giffard
Half sister of Sir John Giffard, 2nd Baron of Brimpsfield

Occupation: Baroness
Managed by: Private User
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About Eleanor Giffard

Eleanore Giffard1

  • b. 1275, d. before 23 January 1323/24
  • Father John, Lord Giffard of Brimsfield2,1 b. 19 January 1241, d. 29 May 1299
  • Mother Maud de Clifford2 b. circa 1234, d. after December 1282

Eleanore Giffard was born in 1275 at Brimsfield, Gloucestershire, England.3 She was the daughter of John, Lord Giffard of Brimsfield and Maud de Clifford.2,1 Eleanore Giffard married Fulk, 1st Lord Strange of Blackmere, son of Robert Le Strange of Wrockwarden and Eleanore de Blancminster, at Blackmore, Herefordshire, England.2,3,1 Eleanore Giffard died before 23 January 1323/24. She predeceased her husband.3,1


  • Fulk, 1st Lord Strange of Blackmere b. circa 1267, d. 23 January 1323/24


  • Elizabeth le Strange+ b. c 1290?4
  • John, 2nd Lord Strange of Blackmere+ b. 1305/6, d. 21 Jul 13493,1

From postem

John Giffard m2 Margaret, wdw of Sir John de Neville of Hallingbury etc., [no parents given but] to whom he appears to be related as papal dispensation was applied for, being related in the 3rd-4th degree. The bishop found there was no impediment to the marriage.
By this m2 he left John s&h, and his heirs were his four half sisters (therefore by Maud de Clifford) were:

  • 1) Katherine m Sir Nicholas Daudeleye who seems to be son of James d'Audley/Alditheley by Ela dau of William Longespee II
  • 2)Alianore m Sir Fulk Lestraunge of Whitchurch (Lord Lestrange)
  • 3)Maud m William son of Geoffrey de Joinville/Geneville, dsp
  • 4)Elizabeth dvp


[S215] Revised by others later George Edward Cokayne CP, XII/1:343.

[S235] Paternal Ancestry of H. B. James, online, I Copyright (c) Homer Beers James 1996 - In web form by P. McBride (mailto:e-mail address).

[S1121] LDS Submitters, "AFN: 4X44-4P", Ancestral File.

[S206] With additions and corrections by Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr. and assisted by David Faris Frederick Lewis Weis, Weis: AR 7th ed., 29A-31.

Additional Citation: "Pedigree Resource File," database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/SPCP-MC5 : accessed 5 September 2012), entry for Eleanor /Giffard/.

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Eleanor Giffard's Timeline

Brimsfield, Gloucestershire, England
Blackmore Crescent, Plymouth, UK
January 25, 1306
Longnor, Shropshire, England
Shawbury, Shropshire, England
January 23, 1324
Age 49
Blackmere, Cornwall, England
February 7, 1934
Age 49
February 7, 1934
Age 49
February 7, 1934
Age 49