Elias II DE GIFFARD Lord of Brimpsfield
- Born: Abt 1096, Brimpsfield, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England
- Married: Abt 1127, Elston in Orcheston St. George, Wiltshire, England
- Died: After 1166, Gloucestershire, England
Elis III was son and heir of Elis II (who became a monk in Gloucester Abbey), by Berta (living 1167), sister of Walter de Clifford, of Clifford and Glasbury, and daughter of Richard fitz Ponce. In 1130 Elis II rendered account of 100 marks of silver for the relief of his father's lands, being son and heir of Elis I, by Ala, his wife. Before 1096 Elis I had succeeded his father Osbern Giffard, the Domesday tenant of Brimpsfield, Stoke, Rockhampton, Elston, Orcheston, etc.
The Historia sancti Petri Gloucestrię records the donation of "terram de Bocholt
" made in 1121 by "Helyas Gyffard et Ala uxor eius
et filius eorum Elyas". The Historia sancti Petri Gloucestrię records the donation of "Cronham" made "tempore Hamelini abbatis" [abbot from 1148 to 1179] by "Helias Giffard filius Helię senioris et Alę uxoris eius". The Historia sancti Petri Gloucestrię records the donation of "ecclesiam Beatę Marię de Boytone, ecclesiam Sancti Georgii de Orchestone cum capella Sancti Andreę de Wyneterborne" made "tempore Hamelini abbatis" [abbot from 1148 to 1179] by "Helias Boy Gyffard", for the soul of "Bertę uxoris suus", later confirmed by "Walterus Giffard filius Helię
tempore Hamelini abbatis". "Elyas Giffardus" donated "ecclesiam Sanctę Marię de Boytona" to Gloucester St Peter, for the souls of "
uxoris meę Bertha", by undated charter. 1 2
Elias married Bertha DE CLIFFORD, daughter of Richard FITZ PONS and Matilda Fitz Walter DE GLOUCESTER, about 1127 in Elston in Orcheston St. George, Wiltshire, England. (Bertha DE CLIFFORD was born in Frampton-on-Severn, Wheatenhurst, Gloucestershire, England and died after 1167.)