Friday, September 2, 2011


[Ancestral Link: Mary Elizabeth Bickmore (Schow), daughter of Isaac Danford Bickmore, son of Isaac Motor Bickmore, son of David Bickmore, son of John Bickmore, son of Elizabeth Andrews (Bickmore), daughter of Elizabeth Bills (Andrews), daughter of Samuel Bills, son of Elizabeth Sargent (Bills), daughter of William Sargent, son of Roger Sargent, son of Margaret Gifford (Sargent).]

Margaret, daughter of Roger Gifford

Middle Claydon, All Saints Photo, Margaret Gifford tomb Travel information for Middle Claydon, All SaintsA beautiful alabaster tomb to Margaret Gifford (died 1539), second daughter to Roger and Mary Gifford, whose large memorial brass stands immediately behind the tomb. Details of Margaret's costume are wonderfully well carved.

Margaret Gifford or Giffard
Information on this family is from various sources, including: Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists, pg. 46

Margaret, wife of Hugh Sargent, was daughter of Nicholas and Agnes (Masters) Gifford, of the Abbey of St. James, which was a western suburb of the town of Northhampton. This abbey was a religious estate of considerable note, founded before the year 1112, by William Peverel, natural son of William the Conqueror, and to which he (Perverel) gave forty acres of land. It is called St. James end.

In 1533, the year after Margaret's birth, King Henry VIII married Anne Boleyn. Margaret's grandfather, John Master/Maister, was one of the canopy bearers in the coronation procession of Anne Boleyn. (See his notes.)
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