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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Sir Humphrey de Stafford & Alice Grenville

1477618. Sir Humphrey de Stafford & 1477619. Alice Grenville

~1344, Humphrey born in England, s/o 2955236. Sir John Stafford & 2955237. Margaret Stafford.

~1345, Alice born in England, heir & d/o 2955238. Sir John Grenville & 2955239. Margaret ?.

1348, the Black Plague began to spread in Europe. [England would loose about a third of its population, France about a fourth.]

1349, On the death of her father, the wardship of Alice was given to Humphrey de Bohun, Earl of Hereford.

1359, Humphrey fought in France in the contingent led by, Ralph, earl of Stafford.

10/1359, King Edward, sailing from Sandwich to Calais with 1,100 ships, invaded France, eventually taking Saint-Florentin and Tonnerre. Edward reached Paris, setting the suburbs on fire, before turning back to Brittany [Edward decided a siege of Paris was not feasible.]

8/8/1361, Protection with clause volumes, for one year, for … going to Ireland in the king’s service in the company of Lionel, earl of Ulster. … Humphrey de Stafford. … (S) CPRs.

7/1362, Humphrey sailing to Gascony in the company of the Black Prince, who moved to Bordeaux after being named Duke of Aquitaine.

[––Humphrey & Alice––]

Bef. 1365, Humphrey of Amblecote, Bramshall, and Perton, Staffordshire 1st married Alice, possessor of Suthwyke manor, and patronage of the church of St. John Baptist in the parish of North-Bradley, Wiltshire; the manors and advowsons of Clutton and Farnburgh, Somerset; and the manor of Burmington, Warwick.

6/1372, Humphrey served in the retinue of Thomas Beauchamp, earl of Warwick, on the unsuccessful voyage for the relief of La Rochelle. An English fleet of 14 transports and 36 warships was badly beaten at sea by the Spaniards, including the loss of £20,000.

6/1373, Humphrey sailed for Flanders under the command of his uncle, Hugh, earl of Stafford.

Bef. 1374, Humphrey’s father died. [His mother in a suit over Birmingham.]

1377, After a long suit brought by Margaret de Stafford [Humphrey’s paternal 1st cousin], [2nd] wife of Sir John de Hardeshull, Humphrey de Stafford awarded Birmingham. (S) A Hist. of the County of Worcester, V3, 1913.

7/16/1377, Richard II crowned king of England.

1/26/1378, Commitment to Humphrey de Stafford, ' chivaler,' of the keeping of a messuage and a moiety of a virgate of land in Clutton [Somerset] … (S) CFRs.

11/18/1386, Humphrey de Stafford, knt., appointed Sheriff of Somersetshire and Dorsetshire.

1379, “Writ to: Sheriff of Somerset Sent by: Chancery Endorsement: Humphrey de Stafford, Sheriff.” (S) UKNA.

5/26/1380, Humphrey appointed a JOP in Wilts.

1382, “Writ to: Sheriff of Somerset Sent by: Chancery. Endorsement: Humphrey Stafford, Sheriff.” (S) UKNA.

11/1/1383, Humphrey de Stafford, ‘chivaler,’ appointed Sheriff of Staffordshire. (S) CFRs.

1384, Humphrey a tax collector in Wiltshire.

4/22/1386, “Writ to: Sheriff of Staffs Sent by: Chancery. Endorsement: Humphrey de Stafford, Sheriff.” (S) UKNA.

Alice died.

[––Humphrey & Elizabeth––]

Aft. 6/15/1386, Humphrey married 2nd, Elizabeth D’Aumarle of Woodbury, widow of Sir John Maltravers. [No children.] Elizabeth brought the manor of Hooke, and , 14 other manorial estates in Dorset, as well as property in Oxfordshire. And as coheir with her sister Margaret, wife of Sir William Bonville of Shute, she also brought half of the estates of their kinsman, Sir John Merriott, which included Merriott, Great Lopen and Stratton in Somerset.

11/18/1386, Humphrey de Stafford, ‘chivaler,’ appointed Sheriff of Somerset and Dorset. (S) CFRs.

1388, Humphrey bought from the Crown for £110, the Cornish manors of Polhorman and Penhergard, along with property in Bodmin, all forfeited in the Merciless Parliament by Sir Robert Tresilian.

12/1/1388, Humphrey de Stafford, knt., appointed Sheriff of Staffordshire. (S) CFRs.

1389, In Cornwall, John Trelawny and others had set themselves in armed array to kill Humphrey, and shot him with a certain engine called a ‘gunne’.

7/15/1389, Humphrey appointed a JOP in Dorset.

1391, Humphrey and Elizabeth leased the manor of Alfreston, Hampshire, to Thomas d’Aumarle.

1395, Humphrey joined Sir John Rodney in a joint venture to convey 40 pilgrims to Santiago on the latter’s ship, the Kateryne.

8/1397, Humphrey loaned King Richard 100 marks.

9/26/1397, John Chidioke, … to William Bonevile knight and Margaret his wife, Humphrey Stafford knight and Elizabeth his wife, …. Quitclaim of the manors of Great Lopene and Great Stratton co. Somerset. Witnesses: Peter Courtenay, … knights … (S) CCRs.

5/22/1399, Acquittance for 50 marks. By William Lescrop, Earl of Wilts & Lord of the Man. to Robert Ponynges s. & heir of Richard Poynings chr. & Isabel his w. dec'd in respect of a grant of wardship of the lands of a minor. These lands came into the King's hands on the death of Robert’s father, and were the inheritance of Isabel his wife. Now William sells the right of wardship to Sir Humphrey Stafford, & Sir William Percy kts. (S) UKNA.

9/29/1399, Imprisoned Richard II resigned as king of England.

10/13/1399, Henry IV crowned king of England.

10/28/1399, Humphrey de Stafford, King’s knight, granted jointly with his wife lands in Seavington, Somerset, to hold for life.

2/28/1400, IPM of Christina Kentcombe at Dorset. She held jointly … Lower Kingcombe, 1 messuage, …, of Humphrey de Stafford, knight, in right of Elizabeth his wife, by knight service. (S) CIsPM.

8/1401, Humphrey attended the Great Council.

1/7/1402, Licence … by John Dynham, ‘chivaler’, for him and Maud his wife to grant the reversion of a moiety of the manor of Houke with advowson which Humphrey de Stafford of Houke, ‘chivaler,’ and Elizabeth his wife hold for the life of the latter of the inheritance of the said Maud … (S) CPRs.

4/4/1403, William Besyll was notified, after the deaths of Sir William Asthorpe and King Richard II, with Humphrey de Stafford, knight, William Stourton, Thomas Bonham, and the sheriff of co. Wilts. to, “inquire concerning the information that much waste, ruin, dilapidation and destruction has many times been committed as well in the castle and barton or manor of Marlborough.”

11/22/1405, Humphrey de Stafford, the elder, knt., appointed Sheriff of Somersetshire and Dorsetshire.

4/17/1406, Commission to E. bishop of Exeter and Humphrey de Stafford, … divers lieges of the king of counties of Devon, Cornwall and Somerset were lately captured at sea … imprisoned … ransomed … (S) CPRs.

12/1407, Humphrey Stafforde and Ivo fitz Waren, knights, MP for Dorset, reimbursed £78 4s for 195 days. (S) CCRs.

7/30/1408, Licence … co. Dorset … to find 3 chaplains to celebrate devine service for the good estate of the king … his kinsman Edmund bishop of Exeter, and Humphrey de Stafford, ‘chivaler,’ and for their souls … (S) CPRs.

4/6/1409, Release by Humphrey Stafford, knight, … to William Stourton and William Covyntre, of their right in the manors of Donnehevede, Schokerwyke and Batheneston. Somers. (S) UKNA.

3/6/1410, To Robert Hill, Humphrey Stafford knight, William Stourton, … and John Jewe, appointed, upon complaint of John Denebaud that divers trespasses were committed against him at Chafcombe co. Somerset by Thomas Bolour. (S) CCRs.

11/2/1411, Acquittance by Margaret Holland, countess of Somerset, for 20 marks received from Humphrey Stafford, sheriff of Somerset. (S) UKNA.

1412, Humphrey’s income valued at £570 yearly in a tax assessment [£237 from Dorset.]

4/5/1413, Humphrey made his will …  monetary bequests of £32 to his executors … household: 23 named persons, received bequests in cash totalling £20 …

4/9/1413, Henry V crowned king of England.

10/15/1413, Elizabeth died. [Humphrey modified his will after her death.]

10/31/1413, Humphrey [kinsman of the earls of Stafford], died; both buried in the Abbey Church of Abbotsbury.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P832. (S) Strife of the Roses and Days of the Tudors in the West, Rogers, 2003, PP139-40. (S) List of Indexes, V9, Public Record Office. (S) Hist. of Parliament, Roskell, 1993.

Children of Humphrey and Alice:

i. Humphrey Stafford, born ? in England.

Humphrey “with the silver hand” married his step-sister Elizabeth.

1403, Humphrey holding Burmington manor.

5/18/1406, IPM of Maud [d.11/1/1402], wife of John Dynham, knight. She held … in Highbrooks by Somerton … after the deaths of John Sutton, Joan his wife, and John and Richard their sons, all of whom are still living and hold for the term of their lives. Owing to the death of John Mautravers, father of Maud, … this rent, being her portion as one of the daughters and heirs of John Mautravers … Elizabeth, the other daughter of John Mautravers, who married Humphrey de Stafford, junior, knight, is her heir, aged 22 years and more … (S) CIsPM.

2/5/1409, James Tuchet [son of sister Elizabeth] to be delivered into the custody of the King by Humphrey Stafforde the younger on a recognizance to the King of £1000. (S) CCRs.

5/27/1442, Sir Humphrey died.

ii. Elizabeth Stafford (738809), born ~1375 in England.

Natural Child of Humphrey and Emma of North Bradley:

iii. Archbishop John Stafford, born ? in England.

1413, John made LLD at Oxford.

1425, John, Bishop of Bath and Wells.

1436, Elizabeth, her son James, and her brother John Stafford, Bishop of Bath and Wells sued over the manors of Nether Stowey and Honeybare, … Somerset.

1443, John Archbishop of Canterbury and Lord Chancellor to King Henry VI.

1452, John died; buried in Canterbury Catherdral.


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