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Maud de Clifford

Female - 1285


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  • Name Maud de Clifford  [1
    Born of Clifford, Herefordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Female 
    Alternate death Aft 1 Dec 1281  [3, 4, 5
    Alternate death 1282  [6
    Died Between 1282 and 1285  [2, 7
    Person ID I6902  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 10 Jan 2018 

    Father Walter III de Clifford,   b. of Clifford, Herefordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 23 Dec 1263 
    Mother Margaret verch Llewelyn,   d. 1265 
    Married Bef 2 Nov 1234  [1, 5, 8, 9
    Family ID F3791  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John Giffard,   b. Abt 1232, of Brimpsfield, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1299  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Married Bef 10 Mar 1271  [5
    Children 
    +1. Katherine Giffard,   b. Abt 1272,   d. Aft 1321  (Age ~ 50 years)
    +2. Eleanor Giffard,   b. 1275, of Brimpsfield, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 23 Jan 1324  (Age < 49 years)
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2018 11:32:40 
    Family ID F6453  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "He [John Giffard] married, 1stly, Maud, widow of Sir William Lungespee, of Amesbury, Aldbourne, and Trowbridge, Wilts, Canford, Dorset, Bicester, Oxon; Brattleby, co., Lincoln, &c. (who died between 23 December 1256 and 3 January 1256/7), and daughter and heir of Sir Walter de Clifford, of Clifford co. Hereford, Cortham, Salop, &c., by Margaret, daughter of Llewelyn ab Iorwerth, Prince of North Wales. She, who was living 1 December 1281, died s.p.m., not long afterwards." [Complete Peerage V:639-44]

      [footnote in CP to the above:] Maud Lungespee notified the King that John Giffard had abducted her from her manor of Canford, Dorset, and taken her against her will to his castle of Brimpsfield, and there detained her. John appeared before the King, and professed himself ready to prove that he did not abduct her against her will, and offered a fine of 300 marks for the marriage already contracted, as it was said, between them, provided she made no further complaint against him. On 10 March 1270/1 the King ordained that if she were not content, the said fine should be void,and John should stand his trial at a month from Easter. And as she was too unwell to appear before the King, commissioners were sent to inquire into the truth of the matter, and to certify the King thereof. John and Maud, and her Ist husband, William Lungespee, were all descended from Richard fitz Ponce. Why John Giffard should have referred to himself as being of the race of Le Lungespee as in the proof of age mentioned above he is said to have done--is not explicable; unless, indeed, the sobriquet was derived from the family of Clifford.

  • Sources 
    1. [S142] Royal Ancestry, by Douglas Richardson. Kimball G. Everingham, ed. 2013.

    2. [S145] Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700, by Frederick Lewis Weis and Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr. 8th edition, William R. Beall & Kaleen E. Beall, eds. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2004, 2006, 2008.

    3. [S128] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant. Full citation details here.

    4. [S977] The Blackmans of Knight's Creek: Ancestors and Descendants of George and Maria (Smith) Blackman by Henry James Young. Carlisle, Pennsylvania: 1980., year only.

    5. [S1526] The Ancestry of Dorothea Poyntz, Wife of Reverend John Owsley, Generations 1-15, Fourth Preliminary Edition by Ronny O. Bodine and Bro. Thomas Spalding, Jr. 2013.

    6. [S1346] J. N. Langston, "The Giffards of Brimsfield." Transactions of the Bristol and Gloucester Archaelogical Society 65:105, 1944.

    7. [S351] Walter Lee Sheppard, "Joan, Princess of Wales, Daughter of King John: Ancestress to Bulkeley, James, Mellowes, Welby, Whittingham, Haugh, and St. John-Whiting Families." The American Genealogist 35:29, 1959.

    8. [S839] William Addams Reitwiesner, "The Children of Joan, Princess of North Wales." The Genealogist 1:80, Spring 1980., "before 2 November 1232".

    9. [S351] Walter Lee Sheppard, "Joan, Princess of Wales, Daughter of King John: Ancestress to Bulkeley, James, Mellowes, Welby, Whittingham, Haugh, and St. John-Whiting Families." The American Genealogist 35:29, 1959., "after 1233".