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Subject: Re: [GIFFORD] Re: GIFFORD-D Digest V04 #10
Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2004 18:30:02 EST
In a message dated 2/3/2004 12:26:06 PM Central Standard Time,
they were married
11 Feb 1635 St. Martins-in the Fields London, England
"they" were William Gifford and Patience Russell! -- apparently -- and I show
"btw 1641/1642" as the marriage date to Elizabeth Grant.
dates and records are so iffy and undocumented that I have no idea
conclusively WHO were the children of which wife, but am pretty sure of the three wives.
1st family -- John was born 1639/40.
Hannah was born 1642 -- and I don't know where she came in --
Patience was born 1643/44
Mary was possibly born 1650 (or as late as 1657) -- not sure
which family or even if she existed.
2nd family -- William Jr. was born 16 Feb 1656, Sandwich, Barnstable,
Christopher was born 16 Jul 1658, of Sandwich, Barnstable,
Robert was born 1659/1660, of Sandwich -- my direct ancestor
I then also show Hannahiah and Mary as possibilities in this
3rd family -- md. 16 Jul 1683 to Mary Mills, Sandwich, Barnstable,
Jonathan was born 4 May 1684, Sandwich
James was born 10 March 1685/6, Sandwich
a Mary was possibly born abt 1687 . . .
I've worked on this line for 46-1/2 years -- and it took me 33 years of
searching before I found the index to the NEHGS Register's "William Gifford of
Sandwich" -- I have entered EVERY single person in that 287-page series into a
reference database so I can help others make connections, and over the years have
helped many do so.
I am most anxious to see what conclusions others have reached, as my theories
have varied during the years, and this still isn't cast in concrete.
Thanks for sharing. Cheri Ruth Gifford Caudle in Summertown,