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Friday, August 5, 2011

Lord William de Stafford

11820944. Lord William de Stafford

1253, William born in England, s/o 23641888. William de Stafford & 23641889. Ermentrude Fitzwakelin.

11/16/1272, Edward I succeeded Henry III as King of England. [While on crusade.]

[The records to 1303 assume the elder William has retired from ‘active’ roles.]

1289, Suit of Peter de Arderne in Staffordshire … 4 knights, came and elected the following knights to form a jury, viz., William de Stafford, …, Roger de Swynnerton, Ralph Basset, Ralph Basset of Sapecote, …, and Richard de Vernun … (S) Staffordshire Hist. Coll’s, V6, Pt1, 1885, Plea Rolls.

1290, William de Stafford a member of the House of Commons for Staffordshire.

7/30/1297, Appointment of … to assess and collect in the county … eighth of movables of lay persons without cities … fifth of movables of person of cities and boroughs, … Worcester { William de Stafford of the county of Stafford. (S) CPRs.

1298, William de Stafford a member of the House of Commons for Staffordshire. [Assumes William’s father no longer active at parliament.]

11/21/1299, To … to choose footmen and take them to Berwick-on-Tweed, … William de Stafford, to choose 500 footmen in co. Stafford. (S) CCRs, CPRs. [The father was too old to serve, so these records likely belong to the son.]

4/1/1300, … ordered … to cause all and singular of … knights, esquires or others having £40 yearly of land … to provide themselves with horses and arms … be with the king at Carlisle at Midsummer next, ready to set out with him at his wages against the Scots. (S) CCRs.

5/10/1300, Appointment … for the better observance of Magna Carta and the Forest Charter of Henry III … to hear and determine complaints of transgressions against the said charters … to punish offenders … preservation of peace … William de Stafford } Stafford. (S) CPRs.

6/25/1300, King Edward led his forces north from Carlisle.

7/9/1300, Siege of Caerlaverock castle in Scotland began.

2/9/1302, Writ of aid … to collect the 15th … William de Stafford } Stafford. (S) CPRs.

5/5/1303, “…  Witnesses the lords William de Stafford, Robert de Staundon, John Giffard, …” (S) UKNA, Staffordshire.

Bef. 11/10/1303, William’s father Killed. [This family involved in local feuds.]


7/4/1306, Trailbaston proceedings at Derby, William de Stafford is not able to deny the trespass … He made a fine by 1 mark … (S) English Historical Doc’s 1189-1327, Rothwell, 1996, P630.

7/22/1306, William de Stafford and William de Wrottesley appointed to assess and collect the subsidy for the son of the king to receive knighthood in county Stafford. (S) A History of the Parish of Tettenhall, 1894, P162.

7/7/1307, Edward II succeeded Edward I as King of England.

1311, William, associated with the Trussel family, in a feud with the Synnerton family in Staffordshire. (S) Staffordshire Studies, 19, 2008, Sposato, P21.

1311, William de Stafford a member of the House of Commons for Staffordshire.

1312, The Swynnerton family members and their followers, common malefactors, broke into the court where Hugh de Croft, the sheriff, and William de Stafford were sitting in full court. (S) The Antiquary, V15, 1887, P240. [The court was to address a charge that Richard de Swynnerton had attacked Sir William’s grandson James at Lichfield.]

4/24/1312, Order to Robert de Holland, justice of Chester, … the king, who has learned by inquisition made by Fulk Lestraunge, William Trussel and William de Stafford … (S) CFRs.

4/6/1313 at Drayton, Sir William Bagot, Sir William de Stafford, … witnessed an agreement between Ralph Basset and William de Wrottesley. (S) A History of the Parish of Tettenhall, 1894, P163.

1313, William de Stafford a member of the House of Commons for Staffordshire.

12/1/1313, “Letters patent appointing William de Stafford and John de Perton, with a clerk to be chosen by them, to assess and collect the 20th and 15th for Staffs, the money to be paid into the Exchequer.” (S) UKNA.

1/12/1314, “Witnesses William de Stafford, Ralph de Rolleston knights, …” (S) UKNA, Staffordshire.

1317, William gave the manors of Amelcote, Staffordshire, and Byrmingham, Worcester, to his grandson James.

1318, William de Stafford, knight, a member of the House of Commons for Staffordshire.

1318, Feoffment by William de Stafford, knight, to James son of William his son, in tail, of the manor of Hamelcote and a mill … (S) Ancient Deeds, 1902, P392.

1/22/1322, Order to the sheriff of Salop and Stafford to take into the king's hand and to keep safely all the lands, goods and chattels of William de Stafford (11820944), knight, Vivian de Staundon, …, James (1250054) son of William de Stafford (5910472) the younger, … John de Cherleton, … Roger Corbet of Caus, … (S) CFRs.

3/16/1322, William de Stafford, an adherent of the earl of Lancaster, captured at the battle of Boroughbridge and imprisoned at Alton castle.

3/16/1322, Battle of Boroughbridge in Yorkshire. Thomas, Earl of Lancaster and the Marcher Lords, against King Edward II and the Dispensers. The rebel forces of about 700 knights and men-at-arms, against about 4,000 in in the royal forces. An effective use of longbow against calvary. [Rebeling barons lost and retreated to Tutbury castle.]

3/24/1322, Commission of oyer and terminer to Roger Beler, … touching the persons who entered the castles, manors, towns, lands and tenements, late of divers rebels, and in the king’s hands through forfeiture, viz. at … Sondon, Chetelton, Amelcote, … the dwelling-place of James de Stafford in Stafford, that of William de Stafford in Stafford, … (S) CPRs. [James is William’s grandson.]

11/1/1322, … “taken against the king in the war waged of late in the realm” … The following have made fines to save their lives and to have their lands: William de Stafford, knight, of the county of Stafford, has made fine in 300 marks. (S) CFRs.

3/1323, William pardoned for his part of the baron’s revolt.

4/6/1323, Proof of age of Ralph son and heir of Edmund de Stafford. Stafford: William de Stafford, aged 60 [70], says … (S) CIsPM. [William being age 60, b.1263, is highly improbable with the timeline.]

1324, William de Stafford a member of the Execptional Council of Staffordshire.

6/24/1324, John (2955236), son of William de Stafford (5910472), junior, Walter and William his brothers, … by maintenance and advice of Sir William de Stratford (11820944), 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.

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.

4/8/1327, Commission of oyer to … on complaint by William de Stafford, the elder, that Thomas de Furnyval, the younger, and others, assaulted him at Alveton, co. Stafford, and carried away his goods. (S) CPRs.

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.

1327, William died.

Family notes:

·         For the 3 Williams, 5910472, 11820944, 23641888; there is likely a mixing of records.

·         From this William, going back in time, there are multiple confusing records. However, there are enough records citing multiple individuals and their relationships to verify the essentials of the ancestry. The main problem is a lack of IPMs for any of the Williams.

·         This timeline has William (5910472: b.~1275, d.1339, living 64 years), William (11820944: b.1253, d.1327, living 74 years), William (23641888: b.~1230, d.1303, living 73 years).

Child of William and ?:

i. William Stafford (5910472), born ~1275 in England. [Heir]

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