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Edmund de Stafford, 1st Baron Stafford

Edmund de Stafford, 1st Baron Stafford

Male 1273 - 1308  (34 years)

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  • Name Edmund de Stafford 
    Suffix 1st Baron Stafford 
    Born 12 Mar 1273 
    Gender Male 
    History Edmund de Stafford, 1st Baron Stafford was the son of Nicholas de Stafford, who was summoned to parliament by writ on 6 February 1299 by King Edward I.
    The origins of the Stafford family[edit]
    The Staffords were first found in the Domesday survey, with Robert de Stafford in possession of around 131 lordships, including being the governor of Stafford Castle from which the name is assumed to have been taken. Over the next 200 years, the following Staffords inherited the estate:[1][2]

    Nicholas de Stafford, who was sheriff of Staffordshire. Married Maud.
    Robert de Stafford (died abt 1176); son of Nicholas. He was sheriff of Staffordshire and also performed a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. Married Anastasia
    Robert de Stafford. Son of Robert, died without issue and succeeded by his sister Milisent.
    Milisent de Stafford. married Hervey Bagot, who paid three marks to the crown for his wife\'s inheritance. Their son and heir assumed the maternal surname.
    Hervey de Stafford (died 1237). Fought with King Henry III at siege of Bitham Castle, Lincs. Married Patronill (Petronella), sister of William de Ferrers, Earl of Derby.
    Hervey de Stafford. Died without issue in 1241 and was succeeded by his brother
    Robert de Stafford (died 1282). Had to pay Henry III £100 for livery of his lands; fought in the wars in Gascony and in Wales. Married Alice Corbet, daughter and heir of Thomas Corbet, of Caus.
    Nicholas de Stafford. Active in wars against the Welsh; killed at Dryslwyn Castle in 1287. He had first married Anne de Langley and then Eleanor De Clinton, with whom he had issue.
    Edmund, first baron[edit]
    Edmund was born in Clifton, Staffordshire in 1272. He inherited the estates on the death of his father in 1287 and distinguished himself in the Scottish wars with King Edward I. He was summoned to Parliament by writ on 6 February 1299 and had regular summonses for the rest of his life.

    Edmund married before 1298 (date of settlement) Margaret Basset, daughter of Ralph Basset, Lord Basset of Drayton and Hawise.[3] Their children were:[1]

    Ralph de Stafford (1301–1372)
    Richard Stafford (d. 1380). He married Isabel de Vernon, daughter and heir of Sir Richard de Vernon and Maud de Camville.[4] Richard fought in the French wars of Edward III and was also appointed seneschal of Gascony. He was summoned to Parliament by King Edward III and regularly participated through to 1379. He was appointed 1st Baron Stafford of Clifton, created by writ of summons on 8 January 1371.
    They are listed as having additional children, although evidence is lacking[5]

    Margaret Stafford
    William Stafford
    Humphrey Stafford
    James Stafford
    Catherine Stafford
    Elizabeth Stafford
    Edmund died 12 August 1308 in Stafford and was buried at the Church of the Friars Minors, Stafford.  [1
    Died 1308 
    Person ID I2834  Ellie Wood Keith
    Last Modified 4 Apr 2018 

    Father Nicholas de Stafford,   d. Abt 1293, killed near Droselean Castle Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother NN de Langley 
    Family ID F1874  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Basset,   d. 17 Mar 1336/37 
    Married Abt 1298 
    Children 
    +1. Ralph de Stafford, 2nd Baron and 1st Earl of Stafford,   b. 24 Sep 1301,   d. 31 Aug 1372, 70yo Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F1854  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Stafford Castle, Staffordshire, England
    Stafford Castle, Staffordshire, England
    The early historian of Staffordshire Robert Plot cited the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle (104) for evidence that Æthelflæd, the Saxon warrior-princess and ruler of the Mercians, built a castle at Stafford in the year 913, along with an adjacent burg (meaning a fortified town). However, the exact site of this first castle, probably made of wood, is now unknown. (Aethelflaed was a great aunt of Ellie Wood's. She is in the Who's Who Album)

  • Sources 
    1. [S12] Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmund_de_Stafford,_1st_Baron_Stafford.