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Tuesday, May 10, 2011
5910472. William de Stafford 5910473. Isabela de Stafford
~1270, Isabela born in England, d/o §Robert de Stafford & Gundreda ?, s/o Sir William de Stafford & Alditha Vernon.
~1275, William born in England, s/o 11820944. Sir William Stafford.
2/25/1308, Edward II crowned king of England.
1321, “William Stafford, justice of gaol delivery.” [Stafford, Staffordshire.] (S) UKNA.
Bef. 1322, William’s son James a leader in local disputes that did not involve William or son John.
10/27/1322, Pardon … to James son of William de Stafford the younger, for the death of Alexander de Swynnerton … (S) CPRs.
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. [Note William, father of John, is called “junior”, and son John has a younger brother named William.]
3/18/1326, William de Stafford, the elder, … William de Stafford, the younger, John Bagod, … James de Stafford, … acknowledge that they owe to Roger de Swynnerton, knight, 80 marks. (S) CCRs.
2/1/1327 at Westminster, Edward III, age 14, crowned king of England.
7/18/1327, Protection for John de Stafford, staying with Roger de Mortuo Mari in the marches of Scotland in the king’s service. The like for the following :– William de Stafford. William de Stafford. James de Stafford. (S) CPRs.
William’s father died.
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. [Note William, father of John, is now called “senior”. William ousted his son James from the inheritance of Amelcote, which had been given to James by William’s father William.]
1329, William de Stafford, chivaler, sued James, son of William de Stafford, for a debt of £40. (S) Plea Rolls for Staffordshire, V11, 1890.
1331-32, William, son of William de Stafford, junior, and Isabella his wife, sued Thomas de Furnival of Alveton for a debt of 200 marks. (S) Plea Rolls for Staffordshire.
1336, William de Stafford, senior, sued James de Stafford, Chivaler, for the manor of London (Sandon), as his right and inheritance, and of which the said James had unjustly disseised William de Stafford, his father, whose heir he is. James appeared by attorney and stated that the said William could make no claim to the manor by the seisin of his father, William, because the said William, his father, had granted the manor by deed to him and to Margaret, formerly his wife, to be held by them and the heirs of their bodies, and he produced the deed which contained a clause of warranty, and he pleaded that the said William being bound to warrant the manor to him, could not maintain the present action. (S) Plea Rolls for Staffordshire.
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, William of Bramshall, Staffordshire, co. Worcester died.
(S) Old Swinford, A History of the County of Worcester, V3, 1913.
Children of William and Isabela:
i. James de Stafford (1250054), born ~1295 in England.
ii. John Stafford (2955236), born ~1305 in England.