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Families covered: Giffard of Awlescombe, Giffard of Brightleigh, Giffard of Clifford, Giffard of Clovelly, Giffard of Halsbury, Giffard of Tiverton, Giffard of Wotton

BP1934 provides the following ancestry for the Bartholomew Giffard who m. the heiress of Halsbury. BP1934 reports that the following Baldwin "held Clovelly from his cousins the Giffards of Were-Giffard".
Baldwin Giffard of Clifford in Hartland & Clovelly
1. Sir Roger Giffard of Clovelly, Clifford & Aulescombe
  A. Walter Giffard of Clifford (Devon) (3rd son)
  This was probably the Walter shown below as 'of Clifford' who, so it appears, was indeed father of Gervase but was uncle, rather than grandfather, of Bartholomew.
  i. Floer Giffard of Clifford apparently father of ...
  a. Bartholomew Giffard of Clifford (d 1314) see alternative ancestry & continuation below
  m. Jane de Halsbury (dau/heir of Peter de Halsbury in Parkham)
  ii. Gervase Giffard ancestor of Giffards of Bowood & Yeo Vale
The following few generations (to Bartholomew) come from Vivian. Thenafter it combines Vivian & BP1934.
Robert de Tellieres, later Giffard of Whitchurch & Lamerton (Devon) (a temp Henry II who r. 1154-1189)
1. Gervaise Giffard (a temp Richard I who r. 1189-1199)
  A. Walter Giffard of Wear Giffard
  m. Alice
  i. Emma Giffard (d by 1276)
  m. Sir Hugh Widworthy
  a. Emma Widworthy (b c1266)
  m1. Sir William Treawin
  m2. Sir Robert Dinham
  B. Sir Roger Giffard of Clovelly, Awlescombe & Mildford in Harltand (a 1243)
  m. Anne Brewer (dau/coheir of Sir William Brewer of Brewer)
  Uncertain on the order of their sons.
  i. William Giffard
  a. Sir Walter Giffard (dsp)
  b. Sir Roger of Awlescombe Giffard (dsp)
  c. Bartholomew Giffard of Halsbury (d 1314) see alternative ancestry above
  m. Joan Halsbury (dau/heir of Peter de Halsbury)
  (1) Baldwin Giffard of Halsbury, Devon (a 1308)
  m. Joan/Jane
  (A) John Giffard of Halsbury
  m. Sybel/Sybilla
  (i) Walter Giffard of Halsbury
m. Isabell
  (a) John Giffard of Halsbury
m. Joan Deuclive (dau/coheir of Richard Deuclive)
  ((1)) Thomas Giffard of Halsbury
  m. Wilmot Knight
  ((A)) John Giffard of Halsbury
  m. Jane Dabernon (dau/coheir of John Dabernon (of family of Dunsland) by Isabella, dau of John Miles of Irishborough
  ((i)) Thomas Giffard of Halsbury - continued below
  m1. Avis Dennis (dau of John Dennis of Orleigh)
  m2. Anne Coryton (dau of John Coryton of Newton St. Quethiock)
  ((ii))+ other issue - Lewis, John
  ((B)) Margaret Giffard (a 1486)
m. William Coffin
  ((2)) Andrew Giffard of Thewborough in Sutcombe
  m. Ingaret Ease (dau/coheir of Sir Alan Ease of Thewboorugh)
  ((A)) John Giffard of Thewborough
m. Alice Ugworthy (dau/coheir of John Ugworthy)
  ((i)) Stephen Giffard of Thewborough (a 1438)
  m1. Joan Spencer (dau of John Spencer of Tedburn)
  ((a)) Alice Giffard
  m1. John Michelstow of Lanteglos
  (((1))) Ann Michelstow apparently of this generation
  m. Thomas Wollacombe
  m2. William Prideaux
  Thewborough passed into the Prideaux family.
  m3. William Wollacombe
  m2. Agnes Churchill (dau/heir of John Churchill of Wildyard)
((b)) Eleanor Giffard
  m. John Dennis of Orleigh
  ((c)) Matiota Giffard
  m. William Calmady
  (2) Robert Giffard ancestor of Giffards of Lanowmuer, mentioned by BP1934 but not by Vivian
  (3) Matthew Giffard mentioned by Vivian but not by BP1934
  (A) Maud Giffard
  m. William Dabernon of Bradford
  ii. Walter Giffard of Clifford
  iii. Mathew Giffard of Awlescombe (a 1296)
  a. Isabell Giffard
  m. Sir John Stanton
  b. Eva Giffard
  m. _ Mandeville
  iv.+ other issue - Philip, Robert (a 1282, rector of Clovelly, canon of Exeter Cathedral)



Thomas Giffard of Halsbury (d 17.03.1532-3) - continued above
m1. Avis Dennis (dau of John Dennis of Orleigh by Eleanor Giffard)
1. John Giffard or Gifford of Halsbury
  m1. Joane Sidenham (dau of John Sidenham of Orchard)
  m2. _ Speake (dsp, dau of George Speake of Somerset)
  m3. Ebete Woode (dau of Alexander Woode of North Tawton)
2. Thomas Giffard or Gifford
m2. Anne Coryton (dau of John Coryton of Newton St. Quethiock)
3. Sir Roger Giffard of Brightleigh (in Chittlehampton) & Tapleigh (in Westleigh) (d 01.05.1547) the first mentioned by Commoners
  m. Margaret Cobleigh (d 23.12.1547, dau/heir of John Cobleigh or Cobley of Brightleigh)
  A. John Giffard of Brightleigh (b 1523-4, bur 16.01.1622-3)
  m. Mary Grenville (dau of Sir Richard Genville of Stow (by Matilda, dau/coheir of John Beville of Gwarnock), m2. Arthur Tremayne of Collacombe)
  i. John Giffard of Brightleigh, Sheriff of Devon (a temp James I who r. 1603-1625)
  m. Honor Erle (bur 05.05.1638, dau of Walter Erle of Charborough)
  a. Arthur Giffard of Brightleigh (bpt 17.06.1580, dvp 1616)
  m. Anne Leigh (d 1625, dau of Thomas Leigh of Borough (Borow in Northam))
(1) John Giffard of Brightleigh (b 1602, bur 21.12.1665, Colonel)
  m. (c08.1621) Joan Wyndham (dau of Sir John Wyndham of Orchard Wyndham by Joan, dau of Sir Henry Portman)
  (A) John Giffard of Brightleigh (d 1712)
  m1. (1666) Susan Bampfylde (bur 21.11.1670, dau of Sir John Bampfylde of Poltimore, sister of Sir Copleston)
  (i) John Giffard (bpt 29.01.1667-8, dvp bur 14.05.1704)
  m. (13.04.1692) Margaret (probably not Mary) Clotworthy (bur 02.09.1693, dau of John Clotworthy of Rashleigh)
  (a) Margaret Giffard (bpt 31.08.1693, dsp)
  m. (01.01.1717-8) John Courtenay of Molland
  (ii) Copleston Giffard (b 1670, dvp unm bur 128.05.1690)
  m2. (1674) Frances Fane (dau of Rev. William Fane, son of 1st Earl of Westmorland, m2. Stephen Newell)
  (iii) Henry Giffard of Wotton, Devon (bpt 16.09.1675, dvp bur 01.03.1709-10)
  m. Martha Hill (bur 14.09.1752, dau of Judge Edward Hill by Elizabeth, dau of Sir Edward Williams)
  (a) John Giffard of Wotton & Great Torrington (d 11.1746, coroner for Devon, moved to Ireland)
  m1. (1726) Elizabeth (dsp, widow of _ Newman)
m2. (1745) Dorcas Murphy (d 1754, dau of Arthur Murphy of Olartleigh (by Elizabeth, dau of Thomas Knox of Tagunnan), widow of Francis Robinson of Dublin)
  ((1)) John Giffard of Dromartin Castle, Sheriff of Dublin (b 14.02.1745-6, d 05.05.1819)
  m. (06.1769) Sarah Morton (d 1827, dau of William Morton of Ballynaclash)
  ((A)) Sir Ambrose Hardinge Giffard (b 1771, d 30.04.1827, Chief Justice of Ceylon) had issue
  m. (1808) Harriet Pennell (dau of Lovell Pennell of Lyme Regis)
  ((B)) Stanley Lees Giffard (b 1788, d 1858, 4th son) had issue
  m1. (1814) Susanna Meares Moran (d 1828, dau of Francis Moran of Downhill)
  m2. (1830) Mary Anne Giffard (d 1869, dau/coheir of Henry Giffard) @1@ below
  ((C)) Harriet Giffard
  m1. (1800) George King (d New Orleans 01.1815, Major)
  m2. Rev. James Phelan
  ((D)) Mary Giffard
  m. (1814) Rev. Richard Ryan
  ((E))+ other issue - John (b 1782, d 1788), William Darrough (b 1781?, d 1798)
  (b) Roger Giffard of Halsbury (bpt 21.01.1701-2, d 1763)
  m. Elizabeth Giffard (dau of John Giffard of Court)
  ((1))+ issue - John (bur 11.03.1725-6), Roger (bur 29.05.1736), John (bpt 14.03.1735-6, dsp bur 24.02.1799), Achilles (bpt 15.09.1730, dsp), Henry (bpt 20.02.1728-9, bur 18.03.1728-9), Jane (bpt 20.10.1724, bur 20.01.1743-4), Elizabeth (bpt 23.09.1731, bur 05.04.1754), Martha (bpt 10.01.1732-3, bur 08.05.1733), Margaret (bpt 21.08.1735), Mary (bpt 10.11.176), Anne (bpt 11.04.1740, bur 15.05.1754), Jane (bpt 31.05.1744)
  (c) Henry Giffard of High Bickington (bpt 14.06.1705, coroner for Devon)
m. (21.06.1726) Mary Fairchild (dau of Rev. George Fairchild of Atherington)
  ((1)) Henry Giffard (RN)
  ((A)) Henry Giffard (d 1817, RN)
  m. _ Martin
  ((i)) Mary Anne Giffard (d 1869, 4th dau & coheir)
  m. (1830) Stanley Lees Giffard (b 1788, d 1858) @1@ above
  ((2))+ other issue - Martha (bpt 17.12.1738), Margaret (bpt 27.04.1741), Elizabeth (bpt 08.02.1743-4), Martha (bpt 25.01.1746-7)
  (iv) Caesar Giffard of Brightleigh (bpt 24.08.1682, bur 06.05.1715)
  m. Mary Melhuish of Exeter (m2.. Rev. _ Williams)
  (a) Rachel Giffard (bpt 17.10.1712)
  m. Thomas Colley (vicar of Chittlehampton)
  (b) Mary Giffard (bpt 17.08.1715)
  (v) Roger Giffard (b 1682)
  (vi) Frances Giffard (bpt 13.12.1677)
  m. (12.08.1697) Thomas Kenny (Captain RN)
  (B) Roger Giffard of Halsbury (bpt 14.02.1645-6, dsps bur 25.10.1724)
  m1. Martha (d 02.10.1685)
(i) Bridget Giffard (bpt 12.10.1684, d 28.01.1684-5)
  m2. (02.08.1698) Dorothy Stevens (bur 22.03.1712-3)
  m3. (02.09.1713) Agnes Kingford (dau of Rev. William Kingford)
  (C) Bridget Giffard
  m. Edward Butler of Exeter
  (D) Agnes Giffard
  m. (04.05.1657) Thomas Beare of Huntsham
  (E) Margaret Giffard (b 01.02.1648, d 22.10.1739)
  m1. (27.03.1666) John Keigwin of Mousehole (d 1693)
  m2. Thomas (probably not Robert) Young
  (F)+ other issue - Henry (bur 31.03.1658), Honor (bpt 20.03.1637-8, bur 1638), Grace (bpt 23.05.1641, d unm 03.11.1667), Catherine (b 29.06.1647, d unm 1677), Mary (b 27.06.1650), Elizabeth (bur 27.10.1655)
(2) Arthur Giffard (b 1605, d 03.1668/05.05.1666, rector of Bideford & Westleigh)
  m. (02.01.1661-2) Mary Harris (bur 21.01.1671-2, dau of Thomas Harris of Hayne)
  (3) George Giffard (b 1606)
  m. Anne
  (A) Millicent Giffard (bpt 18.12.1636)
  (4) Mary Giffard (b c1600)
  m. Hugh Wyatt of Braunton
(5) Elizabeth Giffard (b c1613)
  m. Arthur Harris (recorder of Great Torrington, of family of Hayne)
  (6)+ other issue - Lewis (b 1608), Thomas (b 1611), Honor (b c1604), Frances (b 1610),
  b. Jane/Joan Giffard (bpt 01.02.1567-8)
  m. (after 1619) John Giffard (cousin) @2@ below
  c. Alice Giffard
  m. Thomas Addington of Harleberrie
  d. Honor Giffard (bpt 31.03.1587-8)
  m. John Garland of Whitefield
  e. Elizabeth Giffard
  m. George Broughton of Warpsley aka Warbridgsleigh
  f. Margaret Giffard
m. Angel Madock of Exeter
  g.+ other issue - John (bpt 22.04.1578, bur 01.08.1578), Thomas (dsp), William (bpt 15.10.1586, dsp), John (b c1593, a 1620), Maria (bpt 29.10.1576, dsp)
ii. Achilles Giffard (a 1620, 3rd son)
  m. ?? Ackworth of Kent
  a. John Giffard (bpt 24.07.1588, a 1620) had issue
  m. Joan Giffard (bur 04.11.1631, dau of John Giffard of Brightleigh) @2@ above
  b. Achilles Giffard of Instowe (b c1593, a 1620)
  m. (c11.1618) Elizabeth (widow of ?? Woolton of Pilton)
  c. Elizabeth Giffard
  m. (Nicholas) Dorrell (Darrell) of Kent (doctor, 'grandson of Bishop Horne & nephew of Dr/ Acworth'))
  iii. Roger Giffard (dsp)
  m. Jane Beare of Brishford of Brushford
iv.+ other issue (dsp) - Arthur, Hannibal (bpt 16.07.1560), Walter (bpt 20.08.1562)
  B. Hugh Giffard 'of Wey' of St. Giles, Devon (3rd son)
  m. Joane Bamfeild (dau of John (sb Edward?) Bamfield of Poltimore, 'relict of Richard Pollard of Horwood')
  i. Achillis Giffard of Instow, Devon (a 1620)
  m. Dorothy Holworthy (dau of Philip Holworthy of Bridgwater)
  a. Cicily Giffard
  m. Ralph Berry of Eastleigh
  ii. Margaret or Mary Giffard
m1. Robert Yeo of Hatherleigh
  m2. Lewis Pollard
  iii. Willmot Giffard
  m. Leonard Pote (not Pole)
  iv. Martha Giffard
m. John Webber
  C. Roger Giffard of Tiverton Castle (b 1533, d 08.10.1603, 4th/5th son)
  m1. (27.01.1562-3) Awdrie Stukley (dau of Sir Hugh (not Lewis) Stukley or Stucley, relict of William Yeo of Braunton)
  i. George Giffard of Tiverton (bpt 27.09.1564, d 26.06.1622)
  m. Joane Hodges (dau of Thomas Hodges of Wedmor)
  a. Roger Giffard of Tiverton (bpt 25.04.1605)
  m. _ Catford (dau of Roger Catford of Halberton)
  (1) Joan Giffard
  m. (12.09.1650) Robert Burgoyne of Tiverton Castle
  b. Margaret Giffard (bpt 29.05.1595)
  m1. (08.12.1613) John Reskimmer of Cornwall
  m2. Robert Hensley
  m3. Robert Atwill
c. Frances Giffard (bpt 28.04.1596)
  ii. John Giffard (bpt 22.09.1563)
  BP1934 identifies Roger's 2nd wife as Agnes, dau of J. Grindall & relict of John Duke of Otterton. Vivian identifies her as ...
  m2. (08.07.1574, sp) Jane Hobbye (dau of Thomas Hobbye of London, relict of John Duke of Otterton)
  m3. (04.05.1580, sp) Richarda Prous (bur 28.12.1604, dau of John Prous or Proux of Tiverton, widow of Richard Waldron)
  D. Anne Giffard
  m. William Fortescue of Buckland Flleigh
  E. Jane/Joan Giffard
m. Amias Chichester of Arlington
  F. Alice Giffard
  m. Robert Fry of Mallydor
  G. Mary Giffard
  m. John Wykes of North Wyke
  H. Elizabeth Giffard (bur 21.01.1579-80)
  m. Roger Prye (not Fry) of Horwell
  I. Wilmot Giffard
  m. Lewis Fortescue of Filleigh
  J.+ other issue - Walter, Fulk, Thomas, Andrew, Philippa
4. Catherine Giffard posibly the Katherine who married ...
  m. John Crukern of Childhay (a 1565)
5.+ other issue - William, Walter, Alice

Main source(s): Visitation (J.L. Vivian (1895), Devon, 1531+1564+1620+additions, 'Giffard of Halsbury', p396+), BP1934 ('Halsbur'y) with a little support for the lower section from the section on 'Giffard of Brightley' in Commoners (vol 4, 'Nicolas of London', p293)
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