John Giffard

John Giffard (1602 - 1665)

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Colonel John Giffard
Born in Brightley, Devonshire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 1635 in Devon, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Chittlehampton, Devonshire, Englandmap
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John Giffard was a member of aristocracy in the British Isles.


John was born in 1602 and died in 1665.[1]

Siblings: Mary, Honor, Arthur, George and Elizabeth
Children: Agnes, Bridget, Honor, John, Elizabeth, Grace, Henry, Roger, Catherine, Margaret and Mary


Burkes Genealogical and Heraldic History of Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage, page 928

Col. JOHN GIFFARD, of Brightleigh, b. 1602, was one of the staunchest adherents of Charles I. With his three kinsman (all of whom were fined), Anthony Giffard of Landcross, William Giffard of Halsbury and Roger Giffard of Tiverton Castle, he actively supported the Royal cause, and was "decimated, sequestrated, and imprisoned," and paid ₤1,136 as compensation for his estates. Colonel Giffard was a distinguished soldier, and commanded in person the Devon pike men at the battle of Lansdowne Hill. After the Restoration he was selected to be a knight of the Royal Oak, and d. 1668. A folio Bible, elaborately bound and clasped, is still in the possession of the family, and traditionally the gift of the King to this eminent Royalist. Colonel Giffard m. Joan, dau. of Sir John Wyndham, of Orchard Wyndham, Somerset, by Joan, dau. of Sir Henry Portman of Orchard Portman, in the same co., and by her had, with six daus

1. Honor, b. 1637, buried 1638
2. Grace, b. 1641, d. unm 1667
3. Catherine, b. 1647, d unm 1677
4. Margaret, b. 1648, m 1st, John Keigwin of Mousehole, Cornwall, 2ndly, Robert Young, her will was proved 1740;
5. Mary, b. 1650
6. Elizabeth, d. 1655);

three sons

1. John, his successor.
2. Roger, of Halsbury, a. his kinsman John Giffard, of Halsbury, b. 1645; m. thrice, and d.s.p 1724.
3. Henry, d. 1658.[2][3]


  1. Find A Grave: Memorial #151920960
  2. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the High Ranked or Landed Commoners of Great Britain, 1836, page 292.
  3. The Western Antiquary, Vol. 9, 1890, page 220-221

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