Osbert Giffard

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ChartsAncestors of Jennie Luene Logan
Osbert Giffard, son of Osbern de Bolebec, Lord of Longueville and Avelina, died about 1086.1

With his brother Walter, Osbert Giffard assumed the name of Gyffarde, fought with Duke William in the invasion of England, and received vast grants of land in Gloucester where he held the manors of Birmesfield, Rochemterne, Alderberie, and Stoche.

He settled at Brimesfield, and later, in the time of King Stephen, a great castle was built there, which continued to be the residence of hte family until it was destroyed by the army of Edward II, in 1322.1


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  1. [S1844] G. Andrews Moriarty Jr., "Genealogical Research in England: Gifford-Sargent," The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 73 (Jul - Oct 1920): 231-237, 267-274; 74 (Jan-Apr 1921): 57-63, 129-142: 60, further cited as Moriarty, "Gifford-Sargent."