2955236. Sir John de Stafford & 2955237. Margaret Stafford
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~1305, John born in England, 2nd s/o 5910472. William Stafford & 5910473. Isabela de Stafford.
~1320, Margaret born in England, d/o 30422828. Baron Ralph de Stafford & 5910475. Katherine de Hastings.
6/1319 at Ecceshale, John and his brother James beat, wounded, and ill-treated Richard de Swynnerton.
Bef. 1322, John’s brother Sir James and his grandfather Sir William were rebels against the king.
3/10/1322, John and his brother James supported the earl of Lancaster at the battle of Burton Bridge. [They lost and retreated to Tutbury castle.]
3/16/1322, John’s grandfather was captured at the battle of Boroughbridge. [Also a loss for the earl of Lancaster.]
3/1322, John and his brother James “put fire against the gates” in an attempt to free their grandfather.
10/27/1322, Pardon … to John son of William de Stafford the younger, for the death of Alexander de Swynnerton … (S) CPRs. [John’s brother James also pardon for the same offense.]
6/24/1324, John, son of William de Stafford, junior, Walter and William his brothers, … by maintenance and advice of Sir William de Stratford, knight, … came with horse and foot and ejected William de Ipstones by force [who had besieged the manor of Mary de Brumpton at Eyton.] (S) Collections for a History of Staffordshire, V4, 1883, P29.
7/18/1327, Protection with clause volumus for John de Stafford, staying with Roger de Mortuo Mari in the marches of Scotland in the king’s service. (S) CPRs. [The like for William de Stafford, Walter de Stafford, James de Stafford.]
1328, “Feoffment by William de Stafford the elder to John de Stafford his son and Margaret John’s wife, in tail, of the manor of Amelcote and lands, &c. in Bettecote and the mill of Bettecote, with remainder in default to James de Stafford and his heirs.” (S) A Descriptive Catalogue of Ancient Deeds, Public Record Office. [His brother James had forfeited the manor in 1322 as a rebel.]
9/30/1334, Appointment of John de Stafford and Richard de Peshale, sheriff of the county of Stafford, to arrest where found, and lodge in Stafford gaol, … James de Stafford, knight, … (S) CPRs.
3/29/1335, “Debtor: James de Stafford, knight. Creditor: John de Stafford. Amount: 12m. 6s. 8d.” (S) UKNA, Staffordshire.
Aft. 1335, John knighted.
10/20/1336, Letters of attorney for John de Stafford, knight, going to Scotland with Ralph de Stafford, names William de Stafford Senior and … attorneys. (S) Calendar of Documents Relating to Scotland.
1338, Feoffment by William de Stafford the elder to John de Stafford his son and Margaret John’s wife, … manor of Amelcote and lands, … in Bettecote … remainder to James de Stafford, … (S) A Descriptive Catalogue of Ancient Deeds, 1902, P392.
1339, John’s father died.
John married 2nd Margaret, his 2nd cousin once removed.
1350, “Quit claim on 3 tenements in Bagots Bromley. … Richard Bagot/Sir John Stafford and Earl of Lancaster.” (S) UKNA.
4/10/1352, “1. John de Stafford, knights. 2. Brother Robert, prior of St. Thomas the Martyr near Stafford and convent.” (S) UKNA, Staffordshire.
1361, John, Knt. of Amelcote and Bromshull, Staffordshire living.
1374, in Staffordshire, Margaret, formerly wife of John de Hardeshull, knight [daughter and heir of John’s brother James], sued Margaret de Stafford for the manor of Amelcote which William son of William de Stafford had given to William de Stafford, knight, for his life, with remainder to James de Stafford, and to the heir of his body and which sould descend to her as daughter and heir of James. … [continues with the story of how William the grandfather had given the manor to James, but William, James’ father had ejected him from the manor and regranted it to James’ brother John and his wife Margaret.] (S) Collections for a History of Staffordshire, V13, 1892, P109.
(S) Strife of the Roses and Days of the Tudors in the West, Rogers, 2003, PP139-40. (S) Plea Rolls for Staffordshire, V10, 1889.
Child of John and Margaret:
i. Humphrey Stafford (1477618), born ~1340 in England. [Heir]