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Subject: Re: Anne (Gifford) Goddard ... any connection to Mr. Gifford of the Ironworks?
Date: 01 May 2002 08:13:12 GMT
<<. What was the coat of arms of the Itchell/Crondall and Weston-under-Edge
family? A certain W. H. W. [? Mr. Whittemore], in an article entitled
"Heraldry in America," notes
>> that "JOHN GIFFARDE, of Lynn [Mass.] in 1683, used a seal bearing three
lions in pale.>>
The arms of the Crondall/Itchel' Giffords are Argent, ten torteaux, four,
three, two and one.
This is completely different that the arms stated to be born by the Lynn
immigrant. They are the first quartering in the Giffard family of Bucks.
As arms born by the immigrant himself on a seal would be your best real clue to
his ancestry, you should try to get someone like Jerry Anderson or someone else
who might have access to the records to be certain the seals are accurately
If it turns out to be the case that the immigrant did bear the three lions in
pale, then definitely concentrate on that Osborn connection. As those Giffards
had other New England connections, it would make a lot of sense.