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an English Baptist minister and numismatist. Gifford seems to have performed ministerial work in Nottingham in 1725. At the beginning of 1730 he accepted a call from the Baptist meeting in Eagle Street, London. He was chaplain to Sir Richard Ellys, and after Sir Richard's death to Lady Ellys, from 1731 to 1745. Two of Gifford's sermons were published, one on The Great Storm in 1703,’ 1734, and the other, preached ten days before his death, To the Friendly Society, 1784. He edited for the Society of Antiquaries Folkes' Tables of English Silver and Gold Coins, which was published in 2 vols. in 1763.
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