~1250, Nicholas born in England, s/o 243382624. Robert de Stafford & 243382624. Alice Corbet.
~1250, Joan born in England, d/o §§Roger le Poer, s/o §§John Le Poer & Christine Leyngleys, d/o §§William Leyngleys. (S) 'Acton Scott', in A History of the County of Shropshire, V10, Munslow Hundred, Wenlock, 1998, PP9-22.
1255, Joan a minor not mentioned in the 6-way splitup of the Acton and Henley estates.
Bef. 6/4/1261, Nicholas’ father died. Nicholas’ wardship and marriage granted to Edward, the king’s son. (S) CPRs.
6/15/1263, Nicholas’ wardship and marriage granted to Geoffrey de Langeleye. (S) CPRs.
By 1271, Nicholas married Joan.
1272, Nicholas de Stafford, son of Robert, mortgaged all his demesne land in the vill of Bradley for 12 marks to Sir William de Caverswall. (S) Victoria History of Stafford, V4, 1958, P77.
1274, Nicholas in a suit against Walter le Warner over tenements in Ricardescote.
8/19/1274 at Westminster abbey, Edward I crowned king of England.
8/6/1276, Protection with clause volumus, for 2 years, for Nicholas de Stafford, going beyond seas with Edmund, the king’s brother. (S) CPRs.
1/1/1278, Nicholas de Stafford, baron of Stafford, acknowledges that he owes to Nutus de Florencia, merchant, 23 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Stafford. (S) CCRs.
5/1/1278, Joan, wife of Nicholas de Stafford, a coparcener in Acton and Henley [Shropshire], concurred with her husband in selling her share (1/6th) of the estate, to Robert de Stretton. (S) Antiquities of Shropshire, V11, Eyton, 1860, P377.
5/16/1279, Inquisition taken at Clomele, Ireland, … jurors:– William fitz Jordan, … Nicholas de Stafford, … (S) Cal. of Doc.’s Relating to Ireland, 1877, P298.
1279, Nicholas de Stafford held Tifoe as part of his barony by the service of one knight’s fee. (S) Antiquities of Warwickshire, V1, 1730, P544.
9/10/1281, Enrolment of a grant from Thomas de Audelyme … Witnesses: … Sir Nicholas de Stafford … Sir William de Stafford … knights … (S) CCRs.
12/11/1282, King Edward’s forces defeated Llewelyn ap Gruffydd at the Battle of Radnor in eastern Wales. King Edward received the head of Llywelyn at Rhuddlan castle. [Aka Battle of Orewin Bridge.]
6/28/1283, Nicholas, baron de Stafford, summoned to Shrewsbury by writ from Rhuddlan to the king to hold a colloquium to ordain what should be done with David, brother of Llewellyn, formerly prince of Wales. (S) The Titular Barony of Clavering, 1891, P16.
3/26/1284, Pursuant to the king's pardon to Nicholas le Barun of Stafford of £100 of his debts … he pay £10 a year. (S) CFRs.
1285, William de Caverswall holding Billington of William de Stafford, and he by knight’s service of Nicholas de Stafford. (S) Victoria History of Stafford, V4, 1958, P79.
1287, Nicholas, Baron of Stafford, summoned to service in Wales.
8/15/1287, Edmund, earl of Cornwall’s force of 4,000 joined up with an army of 6,700 at Rhys ap Maredudd’s castle of Dryslwyn, Wales, and began a siege. They built a trebuchet to attack the castle. [The castle fell Sept. 5th; but Rhys escaped.]
1287, Nicholas killed at Droselan castle, Wales.
1/14/1288, Writ for IPM of William de Parva Wolward, deceased, tenant by knight service of Edmund, son and heir of Nicholas, baron of Stafford, tenant in chief, a minor in the king's ward. (S) CFRs.
Child of Nicholas and ?:
i. Edmund de Stafford (60845656), born 7/15/1272 in England.
4/5/1299, Pursuant to the king's grant to Edmund, son and heir of Nicholas, baron of Stafford, that he recover the terms granted to Nicholas, … he pay £10 a year, as Nicholas paid in his life. (S) CFRs.