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Stephen GIFFORD

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Stephen c. 25 Mar 1786 St Laurence, Thanet, Kent, England
Robert GIFFARD & Mary

I now have his mother's maiden name.

Death 27/06/1856 GIFFORD STEPHEN 70 CARSWELL 573/2 72 Paisley Low Church
 

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Thanks emeltee.

b. 1779 St Lawrence, Ramsgate, Kent
Enlisted for 57th foot, 25th November 1803
Discharged 1818 due to rheumatism and general debility brought on by fatigue and wound in right leg received on the 16th May 1811 at the battle of Albuhera.
He was 5ft 5, dark brown hair, hazel eyes, dark complexion - a labourer by trade.

Peninsula Medal Roll 1793-1814
GIFFORD, Stephen
He is recorded on this medal roll as having 2 clasps A and V
A = Albuhera 16 May 1811
V = Vittoria 21 Jun 1813


Nothing in all his service record details or burial record re his parents.

1856 June 27 Lair 88 New G Stephen Gifford Labourer 22 Causeyside St England Palsy 71
 

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02/04/1821 GIFFORD STEPHEN - MARGARET CLARK/FR1128 M Paisley Burgh or Low /RENFREW 573/003 0050 0197
Low Church Paisley, Renfrew, Scotland
Batch M119625

Stephen Gifford Soldier 4th Royal Battalion of Veterans Margaret Clark in this parish
Married on 2 April 1821 by Rev. Robert Burns


My 3x g grand father who married Margaret's sister was also later on in the 4th Royal Battalion of Veterans.

08/05/1818 ANGEL THOMAS - MARY CLARK/FR402 M Paisley Middle /RENFREW 573/002 0020 0148

1818 May 3 Thomas Angel Private 40th Reg & Mary Clark 3/1
Married by ? Proclamation 8th May

The Angel family and the Gifford family are buried together.

Paisley Abbey Churchyard S2:425
Thos. Angel & Steven Gifford & their wives & chn.
 

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He was so lucky to have survived so many battles - 6 clasps.

Peninsula Medal Roll 1793-1814
Name Regiment
ANGEL, Thomas 40TH FOOT
Name - Rank - No of Clasps - Particulars of Clasps
ANGEL Thomas - 6 - V T B B S V

V = VIMEIRA 21 AUGUST 1808
B = BENEVENTE 20 DECEMBER 1808
B = BUSACO 27 SEPTEMBER 1810
B = BARROSA 5 MARCH 1811
B = BADAJOZ 17 MARCH - 6 APRIL 1812
V = VITTORIA 21 JUNE 1813
 

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