Sarah and Henry's children included:
Douglas Gifford (married Rosamund Compton, daughter of Samuel Compton) and
Anne Gifford Gardiner (about 1686, married Howard Gardiner).
They lived in Charles County, Maryland where Henry owned Gibson's Close, Gibson's Neck, and Gibson's Pound.
In March 1703/04 Henry registered cattle marks for himself and his son, Douglas.
Henry Gifford died on December 6, 1714. His estate documents named Joseph Douglass as his brother and Benjamin Douglas as "one of nearest of kin."
Sarah then married Matthew Barnes. Matthew and Sarah were administrators of Henry's estate. He had been married before and had children.
After her death Matthew married Mary Fendall Theobald the widow of John Theobald.
Matthew died on January 10, 1746.
Old Style Calendar
Before 1752 the year began on Lady Day, March 25th,. Dates between January 1st and March 24th were at the end of the year. Old Style (O.S.) and New Style (N.S.) are used to indicate whether the year has been adjusted. Often both dates are used.
Charles County is in south central Maryland and was created in 1658. The first settlers were mainly English tobacco planters, their indentured servants and enslaved people. Many of of the settlers were Roman Catholic.
The county, as originally laid out, also included parts of present
day Calvert, Prince George's and St. Mary's Counties.