John Giffard has granted and by this his charter established to Newbattle Abbey the donation of his grandfather of ‘Kressewelle’ (Monkrigg, Haddington ph., ELO), by stated bounds, as contained in his grandfather’s charter.
1210 X 1230
Early thirteenth century; perhaps 1210s or 1220s
Perhaps the same John Giffard who witnessed a charter of Alexander II on 7 Dec. 1221 (_Moray Reg._, C.O. 4; _Handlist_, no. 57) and charters of Earl David (_St And. Lib._, 238; 1189×1219), Gilbert de St Martin (_St And. Lib._, 388; 1206×22), David de St Michael (_Lind. Cart._, no. 38; 1214×19). Perhaps the same person as John Giffard of Powgavie (_C.A. Rental_, no. 60; 1204×14).