'Giffard09'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Gifford of Busta, Gifford of Hogsetter, Gifford of Olaberry, Gifford of Sheriffhall, Gifford of Weathersta, Gifford of Yester

Previously thought to have been son of Osbert Giffard (d 21.08.1229) by Isabel Friville, who has since been found reported as having dsp, was ...
Hugh Gifford of Yester (b c1162, moved from England to Scotland)
m. _ Giffard
1. William Gifford of Yester (b 1204)
A. Hugh Gifford of Yester (b 1230)
  i. William Gifford of Yester (b 1255, d 1310)
  a. Hugh Gifford of Yester (b 1281)
  m. Joanna Douglas (dau of Sir James Douglas of Hermiston)
  (1) Hugh Gifford of Yester
  (A) Elizabeth Gifford possibly of this generation
  m. John Haig, 10th of Bemersyde (d Piperdean 1436)
  (B) Mary Gifford possibly of this generation
  m. (1425) Eustace Maxwell of Tealing
  (2) James Gifford of Sheriff Hall (Sheriffhall), Midlothian (d 1421)
  AL, the provider of the above information, showed that James had just 2 daughters, Elizabeth & Janet. However it is clear that Sheriffhall continued in this family for several generations. The following is speculative, being compiled mainly from references in this web site.
(A) Alexander Gifford of Sheriffhall (a c1450)
  (i) James Gifford of Sheriffhall (a 1452)
  (a) James Gifford of Sheriffhall (a 1485)
  ((1)) John Gifford of Sheriffhall
  ((A)) James Gifford of Sheriffhall (a 1566)
((i)) James Gifford of Sheriffhall (a c1595)
  m. Margaret Home
  ((B)) John Gifford in Shetland (d before 10.07.1577, minister) - continued below
  m. Margaret Ballenden (dau of Patrick Ballenden of Stennis)
  (ii)+ other issue - John, William, Sanders, Patrick
  (B) Elizabeth Gifford (b c1399, d 1465) --
  m. James Douglas, 2nd Lord Dalkeith --
  (C) Janet Gifford
  m. John Learmonth of Clatto and Logie, Provost of St. Andrews
  (3) Joanna Gifford (b 1334) --
  m. Sir Thomas de Haya of Locherworth, Sheriff of Peebles (d before 12.1399) --
  (4) Margaret Gifford
  (5) Alice Gifford --
  m. Thomas Boyd of Kilmarnock (a 1409) --
2. Janet Gifford --
  m. Adam de Seton (d 1249) --



John Gifford in Shetland (d before 10.07.1577, minister) - continued above
m. Margaret Ballenden (dau of Patrick Ballenden of Stennis)
1. Andrew Gifford of Weathersta & Busta (d 10.01.1620)
  m. Agnes Robertson relict of Andrew, presumed mother of ...
  A. John Gifford of Weathersta (b c1573, d 1658)
  m. Marjorie Bruce
i. Laurence Gifford of Weathersta (a 1656)
  m. Jean Sinclair (a 1656, dau of James Sinclair of Quendale) wife of Laurence, presumed mother of ...
  a. Gilbert Gifford of Weathersta (a 1665) presumed son of Laurence
  (1) Andrew Gifford of Weathersta (d 1692)
  m1. Margaret Stewart (dau of Laurence Stewart of Bigton)
  m2. Barbara Neven (dau of Ninian Neven of Scousburgh)
  Not clear which wife was mother of ...
  (A) Laurence Gifford (dvp) probably father of ...
  (i) Laurence Gifford, last of Weathersta (a 1701)
  m. Janet Tarrell (dau of William Tarrell of Laxvoe)
  (2) Barbara Gifford
  m. Charles Scott of Reafirth
  b. Marjory Gifford
m. Andrew Mowat (son of _ of Swinzie)
  c. Marie Gifford
  m. Ninian Neven of Windhouse
  ii. Andrew Gifford of Melby
  m. Agnes Strang (dau of James Strang of Voesgarth, relict of Thomas Cheyne of Vaila)
  iii. Gilbert Gifford of Uphouse (dsp 1689)
  m. Margaret Sinclair (dau of Michael Sinclair of Aith)
  iv. Robert Gifford of Busta (b c1605, d 1678)
m. Elizabeth Manson (dau of Olla Manson of Isleburgh)
  a. Laurence Gifford (dvp before 1672)
  m. Isabel Scollay (dau of James Scollay in Burraness by Elizabeth Mowat)
  b. John Gifford of Busta (b 1656, d 1705)
  m. (1678) Agnes Leslie (dau of Thomas Leslie of Ustaness)
(1) Thomas Gifford of Busta (d 1760, 2nd son)
  m. (04.02.1714) Elizabeth Mitchell (dau of Sir John Mitchell of Weshshore, 1st Bart)
  (A) John Gifford (d 17.05.1748)
  m/p. Barbara Pitcairn (dau of George Pitcairn of Lerwick)
(i) Gideon Gifford of Busta (b 11.1748, d 1811)
  m. (04.03.1773) Grace or Grizel Nicolson (dau of Arthur Nicolson of Lochend)
  (a) Arthur Gifford of Busta (d 03.02.1856)
  m. (05.08.1810) Mary Hay (dau of James Hay of Laxfirth)
  ((1)) Jessie Gifford (d 04.12.1881)
  m. Archibald Sinclair (minister of Walls)
  (b) Thomas Gifford (b 08.06.1789?) had issue
  m. (19.06.1821) Jessie Scott (dau of John Scott, younger of Melby)
(c) Christian Gifford
  m. William Langridge (minister at Burravoe)
  (d) Jessie Gifford
  m. (14.02.1814) John Scott of Scalloway
  (e)+ other issue - Thomas (bpt 14.12.1790), Grace (bpt 30.11.1776), Grace (bpt 18.03.1779), Betsey (d unm)
  (B) Margaret Gifford (b 30.03.1715, d 1768)
  m1. William John Neven of Windhouse
  m2. (28.08.1758) William Nicolson of Lochend
(C) Ann (Andrina) Gifford
  m. (20.02.1752) Patrick Gifford of Ollaberry @@ below
  (D) Christian Gifford (d 1799)
  m. (20.10.1750) John Bruce Stewart of Symbister
  (E)+ other issue - Robert (d 17.05.1748), William (d 17.05.1748), Hay (d 17.05.1748), James (d c1740), Thomas (b 06.06.1727, d infant), Francis Patrick (b 1729, d 1740), Thomas (b 05.09.1734, d c1740), Elizabeth (b 1721, d 1740), Barbara, Anderina
  (2) John Gifford of Lerwick (4th son)
  m. Jean Nicolson (dau of John Nicolson of Gilsbreck)
  (A) Arthur Gifford (bpt 10.05.1741, 4th son)
  m. Ann Sinclair
  (B) Ann Gifford
  m. James Cheyne of Tangwick
(C)+ other issue - Thomas (bpt 01.07.1728, d young), Peter (bpt 26.05.1731, d unm), Thomas (bpt 08.08.1733), Grizel (bpt 14.05.1732)
  (3) Andrew Gifford of Olaberry
  m. Christian Murray (dau of Captain John Murray, m2. William Henderson)
  (A) Patrick Gifford of Olaberry (d 1756)
  m. (20.02.1752) Andrina Gifford (dau of Thomas Gifford of Busta) @@ above
  (i) Andrew Gifford of Olaberry (b 1752, d 1812)
  m. (06.11.1783) Andrina Mary Nicolson (dau of Arthur Nicolson of Lochend)
  (a) Arthur Gifford of Olaberry, later in Canada (d 25.08.1844)
  (b) Margaret Gifford (d 08.02.1849)
  m. (1820) James Yorston (d 10.02.1849, RN)
  (c) Christian Gifford (d 07.07.1851)
  m. (10.07.1819) Andrew Hoseason (RN)
  (d) Catherine Gifford (d 13.07.1877)
  m. (1826) Andrew Duncan of Lerwick
  (e)+ other issue - Andrew (b 1784, d unm 1806), Thomas (b c1791, d 1794), John Bruce (b c1796, d 1811, RN), Andrina (b c1790, d unm 1862), Grace (b c1798, d unm 1817)
  (ii)+ other issue (d unm) - Thomas, Elizabeth
(B) John Gifford
  (4) William Gifford (d 27.03.1767, minister of Northmaven, 7th son)
  m. Bess Leslie (d 11.08.1776)
  (5) Gilbert Gifford of Urafirth
  m. Catherine Sinclair of Brew
  (A) John Gifford (d 1800, surgeon)
  m1. (04.03.1762) Janet Irvine (dau of William Irvine)
  m2. Ann Davidson (dau of James Davidson)
  Not clear which wife was mother of ...
  (i)+ issue - John, Gilbert
(B) Anne Gifford (d 20.12.1803)
  m. Gilbert Henderson of Bardister
  (6) Ann Gifford
  m. Andrew Fisken of Southerhouse & Netherhouse (d 1755, minister of Delting)
  (A) John Delting (d 17.03.1748)
  (B) Elizabeth Delting
  m. John Rintoul
  (7) Catherine Gifford
  m. (1720) Wiliam Bruce of Urie
(8)+ other issue - Robert (b c1680, d 1700), Patrick (dsp 1760, Chamberlain of Zetland), James (dsp), 4 other sons, 2 other daughters
  c.+ other issue - Patrick, Gilbert
  v. Alexander Gifford
  m. Janet Hendrie (dau of Thomas Hendrie, minister of Walls)
  a. daughter
  vi.+ other issue - John of Trondra (b 1621, d unm 1708), 4 other sons, 14 daughters
  B. Gilbert Gifford of Hogsetter (a 1634)
  m. Katherine Umphray
  i. Thomas Gifford of Hogsetter
  ii. Janet Gifford
  m. Patrick Cheyne of Vaila
  C. Barbara Gifford
  m. James Henderson of Gairdie (d 1651)
  D. Margaret Gifford (d 08.1620)
  m. Edward Sinclair of Marrasetter
2. Gilbert Gifford
  m. Barbara Sinclair (dau of Laurence Sinclair of Goat)

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section (most of which, other than the Sheriffhall line, was originally included within Giffard01 but on 24.11.06 was moved to a Temporary page before being moved here) : information kindly provided by a contributor (AL, 14.10.03) supported by various web sites plus cross-references from elsewhere in this database
(2) For lower section : 'The County Families of the Zetland Islands' by Francis Grant, 1893 ('Gifford of Weathersta' (p77+) & 'Gifford of Busta' (p81+) & 'Gifford of Ollaberry' (p87+))
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