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Hugh de Giffard

Male - 1246


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  • Name Hugh de Giffard 
    Born of Boyton, Warminster, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 1246  [3
    Person ID I9343  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of DDB, Ancestors of JTS, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TSW
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2018 

    Father Walter Giffard,   b. of Boyton, Warminster, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1192 
    Family ID F5504  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sibyl de Cormeilles,   b. Abt 1200,   d. Bef 1279  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Alice Giffard
    +2. Maud Giffard
     3. Walter Giffard, Archbishop of York,   b. Abt 1225,   d. 24 Apr 1279  (Age ~ 54 years)
     4. Godfrey de Giffard, Bishop of Worcester,   b. Abt 1235,   d. 26 Jan 1302, Kempsey, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years)
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F3968  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "Hugh Giffard's position as constable of the Tower of London and guardian of the Lord Edward, and his wife's as nurse to the royal children and accoucheuse to Eleanor of Provence, ensured court connections for their children." [Oxford Dictionary of National Biography on their son Godfrey Giffard, bishop of Worcester.]

      "Hugh was tutor to the sons of Henry III; his sudden death, from apoplexy, in 1246, is described by Matthew Paris." [Liberties and Communities in Medieval England, citation details below.]

  • Sources 
    1. [S49] Leo's Genealogics, by Leo Van de Pas.

    2. [S76] The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004-ongoing).

    3. [S1153] Liberties and Communities in Medieval England by Helen M. Cam. Cambridge University Press, 1944.