The family of John Giffard and Joan Bruges
(11xGreat Grandparents)

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  His Parents:   Her Parents:
   William GIFFARD   Henry Brydges
   Eleanor PAULET   Margery Hungerford?
Married ~1522
Bd  c1500 Bd  
Bp   Bp  
Dd  ~1528 Dd  
Bur   Bur  
Occ   Occ   
 Their Children:
   Joan Bd ~1522
   John Bd ~1523
   Alice Bd ~1524
   George Bd ~1525
   Mary Bp ~1526
   Richard Bd ~1527
   Ann Bd ~1528



Some references give Joans maiden name as Joan Brydges.
After John Gifford's death (~1528) Joan married William Thornbull. Joan left a will dated 4th Dec 1557 which was proved on 18 Feb 1557/8 - you can link to a transcription of this will.  The will verifies the connection between the Gifford and Goddard families in that Joan's daughter Anne Giffard married a Goddard.

Approximate birth dates of children obtained from
The date for the birth of the second child, John, tallies with information obtained from the will of his grandfather William. William Gifford died in 1549 and the age of John is given as 23 in the post mortem of this death.

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