Elias II DE GIFFARD Lord of Brimpsfield
(Abt 1096-After 1166)
(-After 1167)
Walter DE GIFFARD Lord of Boyton
(Abt 1152-1226)
Sir Hugh DE GIFFARD of Boyton
(Abt 1185-1246)


Family Links

Sibyl DE CORMEILLES Heir of Tarrington

  • Walter DE GIFFARD Archbishop of York
  • Mabel DE GIFFARD Abbess of Shaftesbury
  • Godfrey DE GIFFARD Chancellor of England, Bishop of Worcester
  • Alexander DE GIFFARD Crusader
  • William DE GIFFARD
  • Maud (Matilda) DE GIFFARD+
  • Alice DE GIFFARD

Sir Hugh DE GIFFARD of Boyton

  • Born: Abt 1185, Boyton, Warminster, Wiltshire, England
  • Married: Bef 18 Mar 1216-1217, Boyton, Wiltshire, England
  • Died: 1246, Boyton, Wiltshire, England

   Research Notes:

The following is excerpted from a post to SGM, 2 Jun 2002, by Ivor West:

I think I can help you with some of the names which appear in bishop Godfrey's will.

...Hugh Giffard and Sibyl de Cormeilles appear to have had eight children, four of whom were ecclesiastics - archbishop Walter, bishop Godfrey, abbess Mabel of Shaftesbury and the rev. Hugh. Another son, Alexander, was the crusader who died at Mansoura in 1250. The other children were:

William Giffard of Barrow, Suffolk, who married Katherine Passelewe Domine Katerine, uxori domini W. fratris mei ) and had John Giffard of Weston sub Edge who would most probably be Johanni Giffard, nepoti meo.

Maud, who married, first, a de Freville and had two sons, who aren't mentioned as nepotes in the will, so may have already died. Alexander de Freville (Alexandro de Frivill ) could have been the issue of one of them, which would place him born c1275 and would make his wife, Joan ( domine Johanni, uxori domini Alexandri Friville ) probably Joan de Cromwell. Maud married, second, William de Ebroicis and had another son ( magistro J. de Ebroyc', nepoti meo );

Alice, the last child, may have married de Aucher and produced Margarete Aucher, nepti mee, de Schaftebure; domino Henrico Aucher, militi, nepoti meo; and Ricardo Aucher, nepos meus.

Margaret de Neville, nepti mee, seems to fit into the general category of nepotes shown in the will, as grand-children of Hugh Giffard of Boyton, whether she was the daughter of William or of one of his sisters. This suggests that she first married John de Neville and that he was a nephew by marriage of archbishop Walter.

The Boyton line and the Brimsfield line of John Giffard, 1231 - 1299, come together at the common ancestor, Elias II of Brimsfield. Elias III and Walter of Boyton, father of Hugh, were brothers. This makes John Giffard of Brimsfield second cousin to bishop Godfrey of Boyton and to Willam, the suggested father of Margaret. Because of the longer generations in the Brimsfield line, John and Margaret would seem to be related as alleged, in the third and fourth degrees ( John - Elias IV - Elias III - Elias II ), ( Margaret - William - Hugh - Walter - Elias II ). 1

   Marriage Information:

Hugh married Sibyl DE CORMEILLES Heir of Tarrington, daughter of Walter DE CORMEILLES of Pauntley & Hope and Aubree (Albreda) MARMION Heir of Clifton& Arrow, before 18 Mar 1216-1217 in Boyton, Wiltshire, England. (Sibyl DE CORMEILLES Heir of Tarrington was born in 1192 in Tarrington, Ledbury, Herefordshire, England and died in 1278 in Boyton, Wiltshire, England.)


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