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Families covered: Giffard of Black Ladies, Giffard (Gifford) of Chillington, Gifford of Water Eyton

                               
We originally followed Commoners which showed the following ancestry for the John Giffard who died in 1400, with the initial Gilbert being shown as younger son of Helias II Giffard, 2nd cousin of the Walter (a 1166) we show as John's ancestor. Whilst there are possible overlaps with what was shown by Commoners, we now follow BLG1952 and put the early generations shown by Commoners in italics as follows.
Gilbert Giffard
1. Peter Giffard (a temp Henry II who r. 1154-1189)
  m. Alice (sister of Peter Corbuchin of Chillington)
  A. Peter Giffard of Chillington
  m. Margaret de Cluddeley
  i. Sir John Giffard of Chillington (d 1329)
  m. Ada de Courtenay (dau of Hugh de Courtenay, Lord of Okehampton)
a. Sir John Giffard of Chillington (d 1371)
  m. (c1300) Catherine Stafford (dau of Stafford of Marston)
  (1) Edward Giffard of Chillington (a 1378)
  m. ?? Venables (dau of Venables, lord of Kinderton)
  (A) John Giffard of Chillington (d 1400) see ## below

We now follow BLG1952:
Walter Giffard (a 1166)
1. Peter Giffard of Chillington
  A. Peter Giffard of Chillington
  m. Avice Hastang (dau of Eutrop Hastang)
  i. Peter Giffard of Chillington (dsp c1263)
  ii. William Giffard of Chillington (d 1272)
  iii. Sir John Giffard of Chillington (d c1310)
  m. Ada (probably dau of Basset of Sapcote)
  a. Sir John Giffard of Chillington (d c1344)
  m. ?? (probably dau of Chandos of Derbyshire)
(1) John Giffard of Chillington (dsp c1350)
  m. Katrine Dunsowe (dau of Robert de Dunsowe of Shrewsbury)
  (2) Sir Edmund Giffard of Chillington (d 1379)
  m. Agnes Whiston (dau of Sir John Whiston of Whiston)
  (A) John Giffard of Chillington (d 1400) see alternative ancestry ## above
  (i) Thomas Giffard of Chillington, Sheriff of Staffordshire (d 1420)
  m. Joyce Fraunceys (dau of Sir Robert Fraunceys or Francis of Whiston)
  (a) Robert Giffard of Chillington (d 04.06.1486)
  m1. Isabella Blount (dsp)
  m2. Cassandra Humphreston (d 01.1527, dau of Thomas Humphreston)
  ((1)) Sir John Giffard of Chillington, Sheriff of Staffordshire (d 13.11.1556)
There is some confusion as to the attribution of Sir John's children between his wives. Grazebrook shows Thomas, Dorothy and possibly Frances as children of Joanna and Cassandra as possibly by Elizabeth. Commoners shows Sir Thomas and William as sons of Joanna . BLG1952 shows Sir Thomas as son of Elizabeth.
  m1. Joanna Hoorde (dau of Thomas Hoorde or Horde of Bridgnorth)
  ((A)) Dorothy Giffard or Gifford
  m1. John Congreve of Congreve
  m2. Francis Shirley of Staunton Harold (d 27.07.1571)
  ((B)) Cassandra Giffard (d 01.1570)
  m. Humphrey Swinnerton of Swinnerton
m2. Elizabeth Gresley (dau of Sir Thomas Gresley of Drakelow)
  ((C)) Sir Thomas Giffard or Gifford of Chillington, Sheriff of Staffordshire (d 27.05.1560) - continued below
  m1. Dorothy Montgomery (dau of Sir John Montgomery)
  m2. Ursula Throgmorton (dau of Sir Robert Throgmorton of Caughton)
  ((D)) William Giffard, Archbishop of Rheins
  ((E)) Frances Giffard
  m. Sir John Talbot of Grafton (d 06.06.1555)
  b. Elizabeth Giffard possibly of this generation
  m1. William de Boweles of Rushall
  m2. William Coleson

 

 

Sir Thomas Giffard or Gifford of Chillington, Sheriff of Staffordshire (d 27.05.1560) - continued above
m1. Dorothy Montgomery (dau of Sir John Montgomery (of Cubley))
1. Elizabeth Giffard
  m. Sir John Port of Etwall and Cubley (judge)
m2. Ursula Throgmorton (dau of Sir Robert Throgmorton or Throckmorton of Caughton)
2. John Giffard or Gifford of Chillington, Sheriff of Staffordshire (d 1612)
  m. Joyce Leveson (dau of Sir James Leveson of Lilleshall and Trentham)
  A. Walter Giffard or Gifford of Chillington (d 27/9.04.1632)
  m. (1579) Philippa White (dau of Henry White of Southwarnborough)
  i. Peter Giffard or Gifford of Chillington (b c1581, d 25.06.1663)
  m. Frances Fowler (dau of Walter Fowler of St. Thomas)
  a. Walter Giffard or Gifford of Chillington (b 1611, d 1688)
  m1. Anne Holt (dau of Sir Thomas Holt, Bart of Aston)
(1) John Giffard or Gifford of Chillington (b 1637, d 1694)
  m. Frances Fitzherbert (dau of William Fitzherbert of Swinnerton)
  (A) Thomas Giffard or Gifford of Chillington (b c1618, dsp 1718)
  m. (1688) Mary Thimelby (dau of John Thimelby of Farnham)
  (2) Catherine Giffard probably the Catherine who married ...
  m. Thomas Hawkins (b 1649, d 12.1678)
  (3)+ other issue - Walter (d unm c1670), Charles (d young), Frances (d unm), Winifred (d unm), Mary, Magdalen, Winifred (d young)
  m2. Anne Huggeford (dsp, dau of Thomas Huggeford or Hugford of Solihull)
  b. John Giffard or Gifford of Black Ladies (5th son)
m. Catherine Hawkins (dau of Richard Hawkins of Nash)
  (1) John Giffard of Black Ladies (d 1709)
  m. (c01.1685-6) Catherine Taylor (dau of John Taylor of Fockbury)
  (A) Peter Giffard of Black Ladies, later of Chillington
  m1. Winifred Howard (dsp, dau of Robert Howard of Horecross)
  m2. Barbara Throgmorton (dau of Sir Robert Throgmorton, Bart of Caughton)
  (i) Peter Giffard of Chillington (d unm 1748/9)
(ii) Maria Giffard (d 30.05.1764)
  m. (25.07.1743) Sir Edward Smythe, Bart of Acton Burnell (b 21.10.1719, d 02.11.1784)
  (iii) Anna Giffard
  m. _ Weld of Lulworth
  m3. Helen Roberts (dau of Robert Roberts of Plas Ucha)
(iv) Thomas Giffard of Chillington (d 1775)
  m1. Barbara Petre (dau of Robert, Lord Petre)
  (a) Maria Catherine Giffard (d 07.01.1821)
m. (19.08.1782) Sir John C. Throgmorton, 5th Bart n (b 1753, dsp 1819)
  m2. Barbara Throgmorton (d 17.05.1764, dau of Sir Robert Throgmorton, Bart of Caughton)
  (b) Thomas Giffard of Chillington (d 01.08.1823)
  m. (23.06.1788) Charlotte Courtenay (b 14.02.1764, d 22.11.1844, sister of the Earl of Devon)
  ((1)) Thomas William Giffard of Chillington (b 28.03.1789, d 21.01.1861, Lt. Colonel) had issue (3 daughters)
  m. Charlotte Earls (dau of Laintol Earls)
((2)) Walter Peter Giffard of Chillington (b 23.09.1796, d 06.03.1877) had issue
  m. (07.07.1836) Henrietta Dorothy Boughey (d 17.08.1889, dau of Sir John Fenton Boughey, 2nd Bart of Aqualate)
  ((3)) Charlotte Giffard (b 1790)
  m. Samuel Campbell Simpson of Brockton
  ((4)) Sophia Elizabeth Giffard (d 13.01.1880)
  m. (28.07.1821) John Wrottesley, 2nd Lord (b 05.08.1798, d 27.10.1867)
  ((5)) Anna Barbara Giffard (b 1797, d 23.11.1834)
  m. (1829) Rev. Charles Whitmore
  ((6)) Barbara Denise Giffard (b 1798, d 1841)
  m. (26.09.1839) William Lacon Childe of Lacon
((7)) Caroline Mallet Giffard (b 1802, d 1841)
  m. (29.10.1821) John Mytton of Halston (b 30.10.1796, d 29.03.1834)
  ((8)) Louisa Pauline Charlotte Giffard (b 1807, d 10.12.1879)
  m. (27.12.1832) Sir Thomas Fenton Fletcher Boughey, 3rd Bart of Aqualate
  ((9))+ other issue - Francis John (d unm1836), Charles Robert (b 1800, d 1853), Robert Edward (b 1805, d unm 01.02.1836), Lucy Harriet (b 14792, d 1843)
  m3. Frances Stonor (dau of T. Stonor of Stonor)
  (c) John Giffard (dsp 1833)
  m. Eleanor Sutton, heiress of Sutton Sturmey, Ireland
(d) Frances Giffard
  m. (19.02.1798) William Throgmorton (b 08.05.1762, d 31.03.1819)
  (v) John Giffard of Plas Ucha
  m. Elizabeth Hyde (dau of Robert Hyde of Nerquis)
  (a) Elizabeth Giffard of Nerquis & Pontygwyddel (b 1765-6, d unm 19.03.1842)
  (b) Eleanor Giffard (d unm)
  (vi) Catherine Giffard
  m. Francis Canning of Foxcote
  (B) John Giffard of Madeley
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  m. (1733) Rose Brooke (d 1763, dau of Comberford Brooke of Comberford and Madeley)
  (i) Rose Giffard
  m. (1765) Peter Parry of Twysog
(ii) Barbara Giffard (a 1775)
  m. Thomas Slaughter
  (iii)+ 2 daughters
  (C) Catherine Giffard
  m. Thomas More of Barnborough
  (D)+ other issue - Walter, 3 daughters
  (2) Catherine Giffard
  (3) Mary Giffard possibly of this generation
  m. (28.01.1649) Ferdinand Poulton of Desborough (b by 1619, d by 1679)
  c. Edward Giffard or Gifford of The Lodge, High Offley Park
  m. Winifrid Draycot (dau of Albion or Albyn Draycot)
  (1) Thomas Giffard (b c1665, a 1680, eldest son)
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  m. (c1680) Mary Comberford (b c1654, d c1683, dau/coheir of Robert Comberford of Comberford)
  (A) Mary Giffard (d c1683)
  d. Catherine Giffard or Gifford
  m. Henry Hungerford (sb Hugford?) of Solihull
  e.+ other issue - Richard, Joseph, James, Charles, Mary, Dorothy, Margaret, Ursula, Elizabeth, Winifrid
  ii. John Gifford
  m. _ Andrews (dau of_ Andrews of Winwick, sister of Sir John)
iii. Andrew Gifford of Wolverhampton (4th son)
  m. Catherine Leveson (dau of Sir Walter Leveson of Wolverhampton)
  a.+ issue - Thomas, Augustine (b 1642, d 1733), Bonaventure, Anne, Mary
  iv. Ursula Gifford
  m. Sir Thomas Vavasour of Hazlewood (a 1628)
  v. Elizabeth Gifford (d 1681)
  m1. Francis Hanford of Wollashall
  m2. (1648) Ayliffe White (d by 1689)
  vi. Frances Gifford possibly of this generation
  m. Edmund Powell or Appowell of Sandford
  vii.+ other issue - George (d unm), Robert, Richard, Dorothy, Bridget, Anne
  B. Richard Giffard or Gifford of Saredon
  m. Elizabeth Leveson (dau of Thomas Leveson of Wolverhampton, sister of Sir Walter)
i. John Giffard (b 1596/7, d 17.03.1672)
  ii. Mary Giffard
  m. Francis Purcell
  C. Mary Giffard
  m. Ralf Brooke of Lapley
  D. Cassandra Giffard
  m. Thomas Cassey of Whitefield
E. Ursula Giffard
  m. John Wakeman of Beckford
  F. Jane Giffard possibly the Jane (bur 08.09.1605) who married ...
  m. Sir John Dormer of Dorton & Long Crendon (b 1556, d 10.03.1626/7)
  G.+ other issue - Thomas (dsp), Gerard of Hilton (had issue)
3. Edward Giffard had issue
  m. Frances Skerne of London
  A. Frances Giffard probably of this generation
  m. Francis Adams of Longdon (a 1623)
  B. Eliza Giffard thought to be of this family, of this generation
  m. Edward Pennant of Bagillt
4. Humphrey Giffard or Gifford of Blackladies
  m. Elinor Ward (d 10.07.1600, dau of John Ward of Capeston or Capesthorne)
  A. Francis Giffard or Gifford of Water Eyton (5th son)
m. Margaret Fletcher (dau of Thomas Fletcher of Water Eyton, widow of William Chetwynd of Ridge)
  i. Humphrey Gifford of Water Eyton (b c1625, a 1680)
  m. Dorothy Ipsley (a 1680, dau of Edward Ipsley of Middle Mayfield)
  a. Jane Gifford
  m. John Stubbs, younger of Water Eyton
  b. Priscilla Gifford (bpt 20.08.1655)
  m. (03.04.1678) James Collier (son of Edward of Darlaston)
  c.+ other issue - Edward (bpt 13.04.1654, d c1672), Humphrey (bpt 08.12.1657, d c1670), Thomas
ii. Thomas Gifford of Dunston (a 1680)
  m. Amy Knight (dau of Edward Knight of Water Eyton)
  iii.+ other issue - Francis (bpt 28.12.1626, d unm), William (bur 06.1630)
  B.+ other issue (d unm) - Robert, Edward, Nicholas, Giles, John
5. Dorothy Giffard probably of this generation
  m. Gilbert Astley of Patshull
6. Anne Giffard probably of this generation
  m. George Smith of Ashby Folville (d 31.07.1607)
7. Isabel Giffard probably of this generation
  m. Francis Biddulph of Biddulph
8. Anne Giffard probably of this generation
  m. Richard Smith
  A. Anne Smith
  m. Francis Meynell of Willington (d 1618)
9.+ other issue - Robert (d unm), daughter

Main source(s): BLG1952 (Giffard of Chillington), Commoners (vol i, Giffard of Chillington), Visitation (Grazebrook 1865, Staffordshire, 1614+1663-4, Giffard of Chillington) with some support/input (for lower section) from Visitation (Staffordshire, 1664-1700, Gifford)
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