7/15/1272, Edmund born in Clifton, Stafford, England; s/o 121691312. Nicholas de Stafford.
11/16/1272, Edward I succeeded Henry III as King of England.
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, 1996, P102.
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.]
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.
1294, The Gascon War began between England and France, lasting 9 years.
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.
3/30/1296, King Edward invading Scotland with a force of 25,000, captured Berwick-upon-Tweed, an important Scottish port of northeast England, sacked the town and massacred thousands of its inhabitants.
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, William, earl of Warwick, and John, earl of Surrey, defeated the Scots at Dunbar, near the mouth of the Firth of Forth. About 100 Scottish knights and lords were taken prisoner including 4 earls.
1297, Edmund, 1st Baron Stafford of Stafford Castle. (S) A Political Index to the Histories of Great Britain & Ireland, Beatson, 1806, P36.
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 a truce.
3/29/1298, King Edward and his army arrived back in England.
[––Edmund & Margaret––]
1298, Edmund married Margaret and inherited her properties. (S) An Essay Towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk, Blomefield, 1808, P165.
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.]
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.
1300, Edmund summoned to parliament.
1302-07, Edmund summoned to parliament.
1303, Edmund de Stafford and Margaret his wife, in a plea respecting the manors of Stafford, Bradeleye, and Madeleye. (S) Staff. Hist. Coll’s, V7, Pt1, 1886, Plea Rolls, m.70.
9/15/1305 at Westminster, Edmund, baron Stafford, attended the parliament and trial after the capture of William Wallace. 10 members from Scotland attended the parliament. Articles were agreed upon for the government of Scotland.
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 1 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 England.
1331, Thomas, son of Richard de Marnham sued Margaret, formerly wife of Edmund de Stafford in a plea. (S) Staff. Hist. Coll’s, V11, 1890, Plea Rolls, m.136.
3/17/1337, Margaret died.
3/18/1337, Writ for IPM of Margaret late the wife of Edmund de Stafford. Warwick: Tisho. The manor held for her life of the king in chief, as a member of the barony of Stafford, … Wauwayneswotton. The manor, including a great wood, held for her life as a member of the said barony. She died on 17 March last. Ralph her son, aged 40 years on 17 March last, is her next heir. [DOB used is from Ralph’s proof of age.] Bradeleye and Madeleye. The manors (extents given) held jointly … Ralph de Stafford, knight, is son and next heir of the said Edmund, and did homage and fealty to the king for the whole barony during the lifetime of the said Margaret. (S) CIsPM.
(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P764, P103. (S) Historic Peerage of England, Nicolas, 1857. (S) Papers Relative to the Two Baronies of Stafford, Jeringham, 1807, P3.
Children of Edmund and Margaret:
i. Ralph de Stafford (30422828), born 9/24/1301 in Stafford, England.
ii. Margaret de Stafford (1250055), born ~1302 in England.
iii. Richard de Stafford, born ? in England.
Richard married 2nd Maud, heiress & d/o Richard de Camville.
1380, Richard died.