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Thursday, May 17, 2012
G26: 60845656 Stafford-Basset
60845656. Baron Edmund de Stafford &
60845657. Margaret Basset
7/15/1272, Edmund born in Clifton, Stafford, England; s/o 121691312.
Nicholas de Stafford.
11/16/1272, Edward I ascended to the throne while on crusade.
1280, Margaret born in Drayton, Staffordshire, England, heir
& d/o 121691314. Ralph Basset & 121691315. Joan de Grey.
1287, Edmund's father died.
1287, Peter Maulay agreed to serve Edmund Stafford with 10
men-at-arms for the war in Wales. (S) The Knight in Medieval England, Coss,
7/30/1294, Edmund proved his age. Edmund’s
uncle, Richard de Stretton, husband of his paternal aunt Rosia testified. (S) Ebenezer
Hanks Story, Bate, 1982, P189.
4/18/1296, Edmund given protection when summoned to serve in
Scotland with John Wake. (S) Calendar of Documents Relating to Scotland.
4/27/1296, King Edward invaded Scotland with a force of 25,000
and won the battle of Dunbar against the forces of John Comyn and his son.
8/28/1296, Commission of oyer and terminer … touching the
persons who broke the park of Edmund de Staff’ at Henleye, co. Warwick, while
he was in Scotland of the king’s service and under his protections. (S) CPRs.
1297, Edmund, 1st Baron Stafford of Stafford Castle.
(S) A Political Index to the Histories of Great Britain & Ireland, Beatson,
7/4/1297, Licence for Edmund de Stafford, who is going beyond
seas with the king on his service, to let to farm for 8 years his manor of
Stafford. (S) CPRs.
8/23/1297, King Edward left England with 500 ships to attack
France and assert his rights. Because of the refusal of many barons, Edward
only had a small contingent of knights. The army sailed for Flanders to seek
additional support. John de Grendon served under Edmund de Stafford bearing the
Stafford arms differenced with a martlet. (S) Origins of the English Gentry,
Coss, 2005, P143.
10/3/1297, In the presence of the King, Sir Edmund of Stafford,
by letters patent, engaged Philip of Hartshill to serve him in the war against
France. (S) From Lord to Patron, Bean, 1989, P136.
10/9/1297 in Ghent, King Edward and King Philip agreed to make
3/29/1298, King Edward and his army arrived back in England.
1298, Edmund married Margaret and inherited her properties. (S)
An Essay Towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk, Blomefield,
11/16/1298 at Finchale, “License for Edmund de Stafford … of
his manors of Tysho and Wovenes Wotton, co. Warwick and Stafford … these to
said Edmund, Margaret his wife and the heirs …”. (S) CPRs.
2/6/1299, ‘Edmundo Baroni Stafford’ summoned to parliament.
[Baron de Stafford also summoned a 2nd time in 1299.]
1300, 1302, 1304-1307, Edmund summoned to parliament.
9/15/1305 at Westminster, Edmund, baron Stafford, attended the parliament
and trial after the capture of William Wallace. 10 members from Scotland
attened the parliament. Articles were agreed upon for the government of
1306-07, Edmund, baron Stafford, summoned to parliament.
2/12/1301, ‘Edmund Baron Stafford’ signed the Baron's letter to
the Pope, denying the Pope’s claims over the kingdom of Scotland. (S) Holinshed’s
Chronicles of England, Scotland, and Ireland, 1807, P534.
3/24/1305, Order not to intermeddle … death of John de
Langeford … John held the moiety of Edmund, baron Stafford. (S) CCRs.
2/10/1307, Simple protection for one year for Edmund, baron of
Stafford, going beyond seas. (S) CPRs.
7/7/1307, Edward II became king on the death of his father.
8/26/1307, Edmund summoned to parliament.
2/25/1308, Edward II crowned king of England. Edmund Baron
Stafford, Ralph Basset of Drayton, Humphrey de Bohun among the barons summoned to
the coronation. (S) Royal Charters and Letters Patent, Bradley, 1897, P41.
1308, Edmund died.
8/12/1308, Writ for IPM of Edmund late Baron of Stafford:
Stafford, Bradeleye and Madeleye held jointly by the said Edmund and Margaret
his wife, … with their manors in co. Warwick are held of the king in chief by
barony, … by service of find 3 armed men with barded horses for 40 days at
their own charges in his wars of Wales and Scotland whenever needed. .. Ralph
son of the said Edmund and Margaret his wife, aged 9, is his next heir. (S) CIsPM.
Bef. 2/19/1331, Margaret married 2nd John de Bohun.
2/1/1327 at Westminster, Edward III, age 14, crowned king of
1344, Margaret made a pilgrimage to Santiago.
12/1/1347, Margaret was still living.
(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P764, P103. (S) Historic Peerage of
England, Nicolas, 1857. (S) Papers Relative to the Two Baronies of Stafford, Jeringham,
Children of Edmund and Margaret:
i. Ralph de Stafford (30422828), born 9/24/1301 in England.
ii. Richard de Stafford, born ? in England.
Richard married 2nd Maud, heiress & d/o Richard
1380, Richard died.
iii. Margaret de Stafford (1250055), born by 1308 in England.