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Helias Giffard
(Abt 1100-)
Berta Fitz Ponzs
(-After 1167)
Walter Giffard Lord of Boyton
(Abt 1152-Abt 1226)
Sir Hugh de Giffard Knight
(Abt 1180-Abt 1250)


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Sibyl de Cormeilles Heir of Tarrington

Sir Hugh de Giffard Knight

  • Born: Abt 1180, Boyton, Warminster, Wiltshire, England
  • Marriage: Sibyl de Cormeilles Heir of Tarrington 1344
  • Died: Abt 1250, England about age 70

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Background Information. 1344
Beatrice, married first Richard de Cormeilles (d. 1177) and secondly Robert de Lisle (fl. 1206). Her rights in Wendy descended to her son Walter de Cormeilles (d. c. 1217). [Dugdale, Baronage, i. 424; Farrer, Honors and Kts. Fees, iii. 172; Cal. Inq. Misc. i, p. 170] Walter's heirs were his five daughters, and Wendy passed to Sibyl who married first Ralph Belet (fl. 1212) and secondly Hugh Giffard [Dugdale, Baronage, i. 424; Abbrev. Plac. (Rec. Com.), 78; Cur. Reg. R. vi. 190, 249] who held part of a fee in Wendy c. 1235. [Liber de Bernewelle, 273] Hugh's sons, Walter, archbishop of York (d. 1279), and Godfrey, bishop of Worcester (d. 1302), were succeeded by John, son of their brother William Giffard, probably the William who had acquired FitzRalphs in 1265.

~A History of the County of Cambridge and the Isle of Ely, Volume 8, pp. 135-142

• Background Information. 940
Godfrey Giffard (1235?-1302), chancellor of England and bishop of Worcester, was the son of Hugh Giffard of Boyton in Wiltshire, a royal justice, and of his wife Sibyl, daughter and coheiress of Walter de Cormeilles. He was born about 1235 [Calendarium Genealogicum, p. 281]. He was the younger brother of Walter Giffard, ultimately archbishop of York, whose successful career insured the preferment of Godfrey.

~Dictionary of National Biography, Volume VII, p. 1172

Walter Giffard (d. 1279), archbishop of York, son of Hugh Giffard, of Boyton in Wiltshire, by Sibyl, daughter and coheiress of Walter de Cormeilles, was probably his parents eldest son, and was brother of Godrey, bishop of Worcester (1235?-1302).

~Dictionary of National Biography, Volume VII, p. 1175

Hugh married Sibyl de Cormeilles Heir of Tarrington, daughter of Water de Cormeilles and Auberee Marmion.1344 (Sibyl de Cormeilles Heir of Tarrington was born in Tarrington, Ledbury, Herefordshire, England and died before 1279.)

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