The GIFFORD Family of Sandwich in Massachusetts
WILLIAM GIFFORD of Sandwich
William Gifford had two or three wives. [Ref]
William Gifford of Sandwich was a tailor. [Ref]
He became a member of the Society of Friends. [Ref]
Children of William Gifford:
- John Gifford married Elishua
- Hannaniah Gifford married Elizabeth Unknown. [Ref,
second son] He left Sandwich as early as 1670, going to New Jersey. [Ref]
- Christopher Gifford was born in Jul 1658 in Sandwich. [Ref][Ref]
He married Deborah Unknown. 'Deborah Gifford his wife' was born on 2 Apr 1665.
Children, born in Sandwich: Meribah ('last day of' Oct 1687, 'Addree' (dau.)
(17 1689), Christopher (5 May 1687-29 Mar 1689), Enos (1 Feb 1693/4) [Ref]
Mary (6 Oct 1695), Christopher (15 Apr 1698), Deborah (2 Feb 1700) [Ref]
- William Gifford (presumed son) married Mary Unknown. Children born in Sandwich:
Jonathan (4 May 1684 - 10 Feb 1734/5), James (10 Mar 1685/6 - 20 Sep 1734)
JOHN GIFFORD (d. 1708) of Sandwich and Falmouth
Parents: William Gifford [Ref,
John Gifford died between 9 Apr and 5 May 1708. He married Elishua
John lived on Spring Hill in Sandwich, on land willed to him by his father.
John Gifford of Sandwich signed his will on 9 Apr 1708. He mentioned his wife
Elishua; his eldest son Samuel Gifford; his sons John, Yelverton and William
Gifford; his daughter Grace Hoxie; his granddaughter Mary Rowsom; the children
of his deceased daughter Elizabeth Tupper. His son Josiah was named executor.
His will was proved on 17 May 1708. Inventory was taken on 5 May 1708. [Ref,
Children of John Gifford and Elishua Growell.
- Elizabeth Gifford was born on 25 Feb
1664/5 in Sandwich. She died on 19 Oct 1701. She married Dea.
- Samuel Gifford was born on 12 Mar 1666 in Sandwich. [Ref]
He died on 27 Apr 1738 in Sandwich. [Ref]
He married Jane Loring of Sandwich on 2 Nov 1699 in Sandwich. [Ref][Ref]
Children, born in Sandwich: Josiah (12 Feb 1700/1)
- John Gifford was born on 12 Jun 1668 in Sandwich. [Ref][Ref]
He married Desire Sprague on 16 Dec 1702 in Sandwich. [Ref][Ref
says 13 Mar 1701/2][Ref says 24 Nov
1696] Desire was the daughter of John and Ruth (Bassett) Sprague and the granddaughter
of William Bassett. [Ref]
She was born about 1668. [Ref] Children:
Weston (1697), Ruth (14 Feb 1699), Samuel (21 Apr 1705). [Ref]
- Mary Gifford was born on 9 Oct 1669 in Sandwich. [Ref]
- Grace Gifford was born on 17 Aug 1671 in Sandwich. [Ref]
- William Gifford was born on 7 (3) 1673 in Sandwich. [Ref]
He married Elizabeth Wheaten on 13 Mar 1701/2 in Sandwich. [Ref][Ref]
Children born in Sandwich: Benjamin (10 Aug 1703), Nathan (16 Feb 1704/5),
Elizabeth (31 May 1710) [Ref]
- Yelverton Gifford was born on 22 Apr 1676 in Sandwich. [Ref][Ref]
- Josiah Gifford was born on 27 Feb 1681 in Sandwich. [Ref][Ref]
ELIZABETH GIFFORD (b. 1664)
Parents: John Gifford and Elishua
Elizabeth Gifford was born on 25 Feb 1664/5 in Sandwich. [Ref][Ref]
Elizabeth, the wife of Israel, died in childbirth on 19 Oct 1701. [Ref][Ref]
She married Dea. Israel Tupper about 1690.
Elizabeth's grandfather Yelverton Crowe
left her livestock in his 12 Dec 1681 will. [Ref]
Gifford, Stephen W., Jr., "Yelverton Crowell of Yarmouth, Mass.,"
New England Historical and Genealogical Register 125, 1971, 231-236.
McLean, Maclean W., "John Sprague (c. 1635 - 1676) of Duxbury, Mass.,"
The American Genealogist 41, 1965, 178-181.
Tupper, Franklin Whittlesey, Thomas Tupper and his Descendants, Boston,
Tupper Family Association of America, Inc., 1945.
Vital Records of the Towns of Barnstable and Sandwich