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Eleanor Stafford

Female - Aft 1397


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Eleanor Stafford (daughter of Humphrey Stafford and Alice Grenville); died after 1397.

    Family/Spouse: Edmund Lowe. Edmund was born between 1358 and 1366 in of Whittington, Staffordshire, England; died after 1422. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Humphrey Lowe was born in in of Enville, Staffordshire, England; died before 1448.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Humphrey Stafford was born after 1341 in of Southwick in North Bradley, Wiltshire, England (son of John de Stafford and Margaret de Stafford); died on 31 Oct 1413; was buried in Abbotsbury Abbey, Dorset, England.

    Notes:

    Knight of the shire for Warwickshire Oct 1383; Wiltshire Nov 1384; Dorset Sep 1388, Jan 1390, 1391, 1393; Somerset 1394; and Dorset 1395, Jan 1397, 1399, 1401, Jan 1404, 1406, 1407, and 1410.

    Sheriff of Staffordshire 1 Nov 1383 to 11 Nov 1384, 1 Dec 1388 to 15 Nov 1389, Somerset and Dorset 18 Nov 1386-7, 21 Oct 1391 to 18 Oct 1392, 22 Nov to 19 Dec.1405, and 29 Nov 1410 to 10 Dec 1411.

    Called one of the wealthiest commoners in England of his time.

    "In 1388, Humphrey Stafford was caught up in the crisis of the Lords Appellant, being required by them to take oaths of loyalty to the regime in Dorset. It was at this time – in a possibly related incident – that members of the Cornish gentry conspired to assassinate him, eventually managing to shoot him 'with a certain engine called a "gunne" so that his life was despaired of.' However, since at the same time he loaned King Richard II 100 marks, and later received a royal appointment to assess the Appellants' forfeited lands there, the king clearly did not see Stafford as a major player in the rebellion locally. Following Richard II's deposition by Henry Bollingbroke in 1399, Stafford does not seem to have lost royal favour by his previous support for the old king; indeed, within a few weeks of Henry's coronation he was referred to as a 'King's Knight' and was granted the royal manor of Seavington, Somerset. By now Stafford was, in E.F. Jacob's words, 'a shire knight of standing and influence,' and of all the gentry in the county, Humphrey was 'at their head for wealth.' His estates were valued in the 1412 tax assessment at around £570 per annum." [Wikipedia, accessed 25 Sep 2020]

    Humphrey married Alice Grenville before 1365. Alice (daughter of John de Grenville) was born about 1344; died before 1386. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Alice Grenville was born about 1344 (daughter of John de Grenville); died before 1386.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1345

    Children:
    1. Elizabeth Stafford died between 1446 and 1447.
    2. 1. Eleanor Stafford died after 1397.
    3. Humphrey Stafford was born about 1379 in of Hooke, Dorset, England; died on 27 May 1442; was buried in Abbotsbury Abbey, Dorset, England.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  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. 5.  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. Ralph Stafford was born in in of Grafton, Worcestershire, England; died on 1 Mar 1410.
    2. 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. 6.  John de Grenville was born in in of Southwick in North Bradley, Wiltshire, England.
    Children:
    1. 3. Alice Grenville was born about 1344; died before 1386.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  William de Stafford was born in in of Bramshall, Staffordshire, England (son of William de Stafford and Cecily de Waure); died between 1326 and 1339.

    William married Isabel de Stafford. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Isabel de Stafford (daughter of Robert de Stafford and Gundreda).
    Children:
    1. 4. John de Stafford was born in in of Bramshall, Staffordshire, England; died before 1369.

  3. 10.  Ralph de Stafford was born on 24 Sep 1301 in Amington in Tamworth, Warwickshire, England (son of Edmund de Stafford and Margaret Basset); died on 31 Aug 1372 in Tonbridge Castle, Kent, England; was buried in Tonbridge, Kent, England.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: St. Edith's, Tamworth, Warwickshire, England

    Notes:

    Earl of Stafford. Steward of the Royal Household, 6 Jan 1341 to 29 Mar 1345, when he assumed the position of Seneschal of Aquitaine. King's lieutenant in Gascony, 1350 and onward. One of the 26 founding members, and the fifth knight, of the Order of the Garter. As a young man he supported the plot to free the young Edward III from his mother's lover, Roger Mortimer; he was subsequently a close member of Edward III's retinue for the rest of his life. He was also a notably competent soldier and diplomat in the Hundred Year's War.

    Fought at Crécy.

    Summoned to Parliament by writ 29 Nov 1336 to 25 Nov 1350.

    "He [...] sensationally abducted Margaret de Audley, 2nd Baroness Audley, daughter of Hugh de Audley, 1st Earl of Gloucester and Margaret de Clare, who was worth at least £2314 a year, more than ten times his own estates. Her parents filed a complaint with King Edward III of England, but the King supported Stafford's actions. In compensation, the King appeased Hugh and Margaret by creating Hugh the 1st Earl of Gloucester. [Wikipedia]

    Ralph married Katherine de Hastang before 9 Feb 1327. Katherine (daughter of John de Hastang and Eve) died before 6 Jul 1336. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 11.  Katherine de Hastang (daughter of John de Hastang and Eve); died before 6 Jul 1336.
    Children:
    1. 5. Margaret de Stafford died after 22 Aug 1373.
    2. Joan de Stafford