Name Index


The Family of Giffard

The Devonian Year Book, London: The Devonian Association, (1912) illus. pp. 29-31.


R. Pearse Chope

Prepared by Michael Steer

The Rt Hon the Earl of Halsbury, PC, was President of the London Devonian Association for 1912. He and his family history are eulogised in the Association's Year Book by its Editor. An introduction to the President for members was part of a tradition evident in later editions of the Year Book. Halsbury is a historic manor in the parish of Parkham, near Bideford, long the seat of the Giffard family and sold by them in the 18th century. The title was created in 1898 for the lawyer and Conservative politician Hardinge Giffard, 1st Baron Halsbury. He was Lord Chancellor of the United Kingdom from 1885-6, 1886-1892 and 1895-1905. Giffard was made Viscount Tiverton at the same time he was given the earldom. He was descended from the family of Giffard of Brightley, Chittlehampton, a junior line of Gifford of Halsbury. A younger son of the first of the Brightley family was Roger Giffard (d.1603) who purchased Tiverton Castle which he made his home. The 1st Earl in fact had no close connection with Halsbury, as the closest of his ancestors born there was Sir Roger Giffard of Brightley (d.1547) and even less with Tiverton, the home of none of his ancestors, but none the less chose these places as his titles. This copy of the rare and much sought-after book was produced digitally from a copy held in the University of Toronto Library collection that can be downloaded from: https://books.google.co.uk/?hl=en with a search by either author or title, and also from the Internet Archive. Google has sponsored the digitisation of books from several libraries. These books, on which copyright has expired, are available for free educational and research use, both as individual books and as full collections to aid researchers.

Bruce, Robert29
Buckingham, Earl of29
Charles I30
Charles II29
Cobleigh, John30
Cobleigh, Margaret30
Coryton, Anne30
Disraeli, Mr31
Edward the Confessor29
Edward I29
FitzGilbert, Richard29
FitzGilbert, Rohaise29
Giffard, Sir A Hardinge31
Giffard, Sir Alexander29
Giffard, Anne30
Giffard, Bartholomew30
Giffard, Dr Bonaventure29
Giffard, Caroline Louisa31
Giffard, Admiral Sir George KCB31
Giffard, Bishop Godfrey29
Giffard, Mr Hardinge F30
Giffard, Hardinge Stanley31
Giffard, Sir Hugh29
Giffard, Joan30
Giffard, John29-31
Giffard, Colonel John30
Giffard, Margaret30
Giffard, Richard29
Giffard, Robert30
Giffard, Roger31
Giffard, Sir Roger30
Giffard, Stanley Lees LLD31
Giffard, Thomas30
Giffard, Walter (also Gifard)29-30
Giffard, Archbishop Walter29
Giffard, Sir Walter30
Giffard, Wilhelmina31
Giffard, Bishop William29
Giffard, Fr William29
Halsbury, Baron31
Halsbury family30
Halsbury, Earl of31
Halsbury, Joan30
Halsbury, Peter de30
Hardinge, Counsellor Ambrose31
Henry II29
Henry III29
Henry VIII30
Humphreys, Caroline Louisa31
Humphreys, William Conn31
Llewellyn, Prince29
Risdon, Tristram30
Robinson, Mrs31
Tiverton, Viscount31
William I29
Woodfall, Henry31