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... Staffordshire and Shropshire gentry, the Giffard family remained Catholic Recusants throughout the Reformation and the English Civil War, sheltering priests and hearing mass in their houses, despite ... John Giffard, who held Chillington in the reign of Elizabeth I came into direct confrontation with the monarch ... John's son, Walter, maintained the family's support for the Catholic cause in the reign of James I ...
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