Sir John Giffard, 5th Baron of Chillington

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Sir John Giffard

Birthplace: Chillington, Staffordshire, England
Death: circa 1310 (62-78)
Immediate Family:

Son of Peter Giffard, of Chillington and Avice Giffard
Husband of Ada Basset
Father of Sir Peter Giffard, Knt. and Sir John Giffard, 6th of Chillington

Occupation: 5th Baron of Chillington
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About Sir John Giffard, 5th Baron of Chillington

Sir John Giffard of Chillington in Brewood Knight c1240-a1310

Son of Peter Giffard of Chillington in Brewood c1190 m c1220 Avice [? Hastang dau of Eutrop Hastang of Chebsey c1150-.... QV]

m Ada [? Bassett dau of Ralph Bassett "1st Baron Basset of Sapcote c1214-c1282 QV] d c1307-10


  • John Giffard b c1280 below
  • Peter Giffard b c1285; m Ela Knight; d 1325: He (knighted); (keeper of Mortimer's Castle and Chirk, Denbigh)
  • (of age but not yet a knight) 1272
  • (as brother and heir, lord of Chillington and Walton) *1285
  • Succeeded his brother as fifth of Chillington; knight.


The Royal Forest of Brewood is first mentioned by name in 1188. It was a royal game preserve but was disafforested by King John in order that the district should not be subject to the harsh forest laws. This repeal saved the life of John Giffard of Chillington in 1276. A stag hunted by Edward I was sighted by Giffard when it had run some distance, and he drew his bow and shot it. Mortally wounded, it died in a forest pond and the irate royal hunter had Giffard charged before the Forest Court of Cannock. His defence that King John had disafforested Brewood saved his life and he escaped with only a fine. (

page 83 of Transactions of the Shropshire Archaeological and Natural History Society "Notes on Albrighton, near Shifnal"

  • I. Peter Giffard had a grant of Chillington from Peter Corbizon, who calls him his wife's nephew. His son,
  • II. Peter fitz Giffard, was of Chillington, co. Stafford, 1231, and by his wife Avice had issue
    • 1. Sir Hugh, married Sibilla, but ob. s.p.; 2. Peter; 3. Walter; 4. Sir John.
  • III. Sir John succeeded his brother, and died 1314, leaving by Ada his wife
    • 1. Sir John, of whom presently; 2. Sir Peter, who had lands from his mother in Gunston, and was custodian of Chirk Castle 15 Edward II. He left a son Robert.

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Sir John Giffard, 5th Baron of Chillington's Timeline

Chillington, Staffordshire, England
Age 45
Chillington, Staffordshire , England
Age 70
Chillington, Staffordshire, England