Walter DE CLIFFORD, 2nd Baron Clifford
(-Bef 1222)
Llywelyn 'Fawr' AB IORWERTH, Tywysog Cymru
Unnamed Mistress
Walter DE CLIFFORD, 3rd Baron Clifford
(Abt 1185-1263)
Matilda DE CLIFFORD, Baroness Giffard
(-By 1285)


Family Links

1. William DE LONGESPÉE, Sir Knt.

  • Margaret DE LONGESPÉE+
2. John GIFFARD of Brimmesfeld, Baron

Matilda (Maud) DE CLIFFORD, Baroness Giffard

  • Born: Clifford Castle, Hereford, England
  • Married (1): 1254
  • Married (2): Abt 1271
  • Died: Between 1 Dec 1282 and 9 May 1285, Brimpsfield, Gloucester, England

  Research Notes:

"Walterus de Clifford filius Walteri de Clifford et Agnetis de Cundy" donated land in Cofham to Acornbury priory, Herefordshire, also donated by "Katherinæ filiæ Walteri de Lacy", for the souls of “Margaretæ uxoris meæ et dominæ Mathildis filiæ meæ” by undated charter. The Book of Lacock names “Matildam filiam d’ni Walteri de Clifford” as wife of “Guill. Lungespee tertius, filius Guill. Lungespee secundi”. “Matildis de Lungespe, filia et hæres domini Walteri de Clifford” confirmed donations of property to Shrewsbury abbey, by “patris mei…Walterus de Clifford filius Walteri de Clifford, et Agnetis de Cundy” witnessed by “Egidio de Clifford fratre meo”, by undated charter. “Johannes Giffard dominus de Brimesfeild” donated property to Gloucester College, Oxford, for the soul of “Matildæ Longespee, quondam consortis meæ”, by undated charter, witnessed by “domino Johanne Giffard consanguineo meo”. 1

  Marriage Information:

Matilda married Sir William DE LONGESPÉE, Knt., son of Sir William DE LONGESPÉE, Knt. and Idoine DE CAMVILLE, in 1254. (William DE LONGESPÉE died about Jan 1257 in Blyth, Nottinghamshire, England and was buried in The Cathedral, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England.)

  Marriage Information:

Matilda also married John GIFFARD of Brimmesfeld, Baron, son of Sir Elias IV GIFFARD, Lord of Brimmesfeld, and Isolda MAUTRAVERS, about 1271. (John GIFFARD was born in 1231/2 in Brimpsfield, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England and died on 29 May 1299 in Boyton, Wiltshire, England.)


1 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands, Matilda de Clifford.

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