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Humphrey Stafford

Male 1400 - 1450  (50 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Humphrey Stafford was born in 1400 in of Grafton, Worcestershire, England (son of Humphrey Stafford and Elizabeth Burdet); died on 7 Jun 1450 in Sevenoaks, Kent, England.

    Notes:

    Knight of the shire for Worcestershire, 1423-24, 1426, 1447, 1449. Knight of the shire for Staffordshire 1427-28. Sheriff of Warwickshire and Leicestershire, 1423-24, 1430-01. Sheriff of Worcestershire, 1431-32. Sheriff of Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire, 1437-38. Sheriff of Warwickshire and Leicestershire 1438-39. Sheriff of Herefordshire and the Welsh Marches, 1446-47.

    With his brother William, he led a force of royal loyalists in an attempt to suppress the rebellion of Jack Cade. The royal contingent was ambushed by a larger group of rebels at Sevenoaks and he and his brother were both killed. Cade took the expensive clothing and armor of Humphrey Stafford as his own.

    Humphrey married Eleanor Aylesbury after 2 Jan 1424. Eleanor (daughter of Thomas Aylesbury and Katherine Pabenham) was born about 1406; died after 1475. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Elizabeth Stafford
    2. Humphrey Stafford was born between 1426 and 1427 in of Grafton, Worcestershire, England; died on 8 Jul 1486 in Tyburn Elms, Middlesex, England; was buried in Church of the Grey Friars, London, England.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Humphrey Stafford was born about 1384 in of Grafton, Worcestershire, England (son of Ralph Stafford and Maud Hastang); died on 20 Feb 1419.

    Notes:

    Knight of the shire for Worcestershire, 1415.

    From Wikipedia:

    Stafford's early life has been described by Carol Rawcliffe as being 'full of violent incident.' In early 1401, he was suspected of the murder of a Worcestershire man, but although the earl of Warwick was sent to arrest him, he appears to have avoided capture. His father entered into bonds to keep the peace with the victim's family, and within a coupe of years, Humphrey Stafford was a member of the Prince of Wales' retinue. He probably fought with him at the Battle of Shrewsbury (21 July 1403), and by 1404, he had received a Royal pardon for the murder and exoneration by the King's council. His father and uncle (Humphrey Stafford (died 1413) provided securities for him. However, he was soon further embroiled in law-breaking and violence. In 1405, William, Lord Abergavenny accused him of illegally entering Bergavenny's manor and forest of Feckenham, including illegally hunting and fishing, and beating up his reatiners. At least one of those servants succeeded in having Stafford bound over to keep the peace with him.

    In 1410, Stafford was elected MP for Worcestershire, and a year later his father died, leaving him a patrimony based there, Staffordshire and Warwickshire. Following his father's death, he again agreed to join the Prince of Wales' army in Calais, although probably did not leave until early 1412. Rawcliffe notes that at some point around this time, Stafford had patched up relations with some of his earlier adversaries. For example, the earl of Warwick appointed him deputy Sheriff of Worcestershire in November 1411, and when he was elected MP in 1415 his running mate was the same retainer of Lord Bergavenny that had successfully had him bound-over ten years earlier.

    Stafford joined the second royal campaign to France in 1417, during which campaign in Normandy he was appears to have been knighted. It also seems that it was on this campaign that Humphrey Stafford died on 20 February 1419.

    Humphrey married Elizabeth Burdet before 1400. Elizabeth (daughter of John Burdet and Katherine Arderne) died before 1419. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Elizabeth Burdet (daughter of John Burdet and Katherine Arderne); died before 1419.
    Children:
    1. 1. Humphrey Stafford was born in 1400 in of Grafton, Worcestershire, England; died on 7 Jun 1450 in Sevenoaks, Kent, England.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Ralph Stafford was born in in of Grafton, Worcestershire, England (son of John de Stafford and Margaret de Stafford); died on 1 Mar 1410.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1355, of Stafford, Staffordshire, England

    Notes:

    Knight of the shire for Worcestershire 1383, 1384, 1401; knight of the shire for Staffordshire 1404.

    Ralph married Maud Hastang after 20 Aug 1373. Maud (daughter of John Hastang and Maud Trussell) was born on 2 Feb 1359 in Chebsey, Staffordshire, England; died before 1410. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Maud Hastang was born on 2 Feb 1359 in Chebsey, Staffordshire, England (daughter of John Hastang and Maud Trussell); died before 1410.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 2 Feb 1359, Chebsey, Staffordshire, England

    Children:
    1. 2. Humphrey Stafford was born about 1384 in of Grafton, Worcestershire, England; died on 20 Feb 1419.

  3. 6.  John Burdet was born before Jan 1344 in of Huncote in Narborough, Leicestershire, England (son of Robert Burdet and Elizabeth Garshale); died between Nov 1402 and 15 Apr 1403.

    Notes:

    Sheriff of Warwickshire and Leicestershire, 1375. Knight of the shire for Leicestershire, 1380, 1390.

    John married Katherine Arderne before Dec 1380. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Katherine Arderne (daughter of John de Arderne and Ellen de Wasteneys).
    Children:
    1. 3. Elizabeth Burdet died before 1419.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  John de Stafford was born in in of Bramshall, Staffordshire, England (son of William de Stafford and Isabel de Stafford); died before 1369.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Abt 1370
    • Alternate death: Bef 1372

    Notes:

    Knight of the shire for Staffordshire, 1339-40. Knight of the Order of the Hospital. Fought in the king's division at Crécy.

    John married Margaret de Stafford before 1337. Margaret (daughter of Ralph de Stafford and Katherine de Hastang) died after 22 Aug 1373. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Margaret de Stafford (daughter of Ralph de Stafford and Katherine de Hastang); died after 22 Aug 1373.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Aft 1375

    Children:
    1. 4. Ralph Stafford was born in in of Grafton, Worcestershire, England; died on 1 Mar 1410.
    2. Humphrey Stafford was born after 1341 in of Southwick in North Bradley, Wiltshire, England; died on 31 Oct 1413; was buried in Abbotsbury Abbey, Dorset, England.

  3. 10.  John Hastang was born in in of Bramshall, Staffordshire, England (son of John Hastang and Blanche); died on 28 Oct 1365.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of Chebsey, Staffordshire, England
    • Alternate death: 28 Oct 1366
    • Alternate death: Abt 1370

    John married Maud Trussell before 2 Feb 1359. Maud (daughter of Warin Trussell and Maud) died on 20 Jul 1369. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 11.  Maud Trussell (daughter of Warin Trussell and Maud); died on 20 Jul 1369.
    Children:
    1. 5. Maud Hastang was born on 2 Feb 1359 in Chebsey, Staffordshire, England; died before 1410.

  5. 12.  Robert Burdet was born in in of Huncote in Narborough, Leicestershire, England (son of Robert Burdet and Elizabeth de Camville); died on 28 Jun 1349.

    Robert married Elizabeth Garshale. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 13.  Elizabeth Garshale (daughter of Robert de Garshale and Amice).
    Children:
    1. 6. John Burdet was born before Jan 1344 in of Huncote in Narborough, Leicestershire, England; died between Nov 1402 and 15 Apr 1403.

  7. 14.  John de Arderne was born in in of Elford, Staffordshire, England (son of John de Arderne and Margaret ferch Gruffydd ap Madog); died about 1349.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of Aldford, Cheshire, England

    Notes:

    He and Ellen de Wastneys were first cousins, both being grandchildren of Peter de Arderne (d. bef. 12 Sep 1272) and his wife Margery. Ellen de Wasteneys was his third wife, but before they married in 1346 she was his longtime mistress; their son Thomas de Arderne was born in 1328, while he was married to his second wife.

    John married Ellen de Wasteneys before 1346. Ellen (daughter of William de Wasteneys and Cecily de Arderne) died between 13 Jul 1349 and 23 Dec 1349. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  8. 15.  Ellen de Wasteneys (daughter of William de Wasteneys and Cecily de Arderne); died between 13 Jul 1349 and 23 Dec 1349.
    Children:
    1. 7. Katherine Arderne
    2. Maud de Arderne
    3. Thomas de Arderne was born in 1328 in of Elford, Staffordshire, England; died before 1 Jul 1391.