Elias I GIFFARD, Lord of Brimpsfield
(-Abt 1130)
(-After 1121)
(1070-By 1129)
Matilda FitzWalter DE GLOUCESTER
(Est 1090-Aft 1127)
Elias II GIFFARD, Lord of Brimpsfield
(Abt 1096-Aft 1166)
(-Aft 1167)
Sir Elias III GIFFARD, Lord of Brimmesfeld
(Est 1145-Aft 1190)


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Sir Elias III GIFFARD, Lord of Brimmesfeld

  • Born: Est 1145, Brimpsfield, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England
  • Married: 1177
  • Died: After 1190, Gloucestershire, England

  Research Notes:

Military fee certifications in the Red Book of the Exchequer, in 1166, record that "Elias Giffard" held land from "comitis Patricii" in Wiltshire, also record the knights’ fees in Wiltshire held from "baroniæ Eliæ Giffardi", and that "Elias Giffard" held one knight’s fee from the bishop of Worcester in Worcestershire. The Historia sancti Petri Gloucestriæ records that "Helias Giffard junior et Berta mater eius" donated "octo libratas terræ in Willyngwyke" in exchange for "Cronham quam pater eius dederat quando factus fuerat monachus", confirmed by "Helias filius eorum", and that "Berta uxor Heliæ Giffard" donated "terras in Wllingwuke…tempore Hamelini abbatis" [abbot from 1148 to 1179]. "Helyam Giffard" reached agreement with Gloucester St Peter concerning "ecclesiam Sanctæ Mariæ de Boytona" to Gloucester St Peter by charter dated to [1179/1205]. "Helyas Giffardus" donated land "in Ullingwika" to Gloucester St Peter, and confirmed the donation of land "in Ullingewike" donated by "mater mea", by undated charter. "Helyas Giffardus" confirmed the donations of land "in Ullingewike" to Gloucester St Peter made by "Helyas Giffard pater meus et Berta mater meus" by undated charter. 1

  Marriage Information:

Elias married Matilda DE BERKELEY, daughter of Maurice FitzRobert DE BERKELEY and Alice DE BERKELEY, in 1177. (Matilda DE BERKELEY was born in 1161 in Berkeley, Gloucester, England.)


1 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands, Elias [III] Giffard.

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