~1200, William born in England, younger s/o 973530496. Hervey Bagot & 973530497. Milicent de Stafford.
~1205, Alditha born in England, coheiress & d/o §§Warin de Vernun of Sandon, Staffordshire. [See Family notes.]
1214, William’s father died, his brother Hervey (486765248) succeeding.
10/28/1216, Henry III, age 9, crowned king of England.
~1220, William de Stafford, son of Hervey Bagot, with assent of brother, Hervey Bagot and of Mylisent his mother. Confirmation of gift of his father, Hervey, of vill. of Drayton with mill and with whatever suit of said mill pertains from his land, and with all other liberties etc. pertaining both in maintenance of mill pond and driving of millstones. Rent ½ mark. (S) UKNA, D938/156.
~1223, William married Alditha.
Bef. 1225, William de Stafford, son of Hervey Bagot, with assent of brother, Hervey Bagot and of Mylisent his mother. To Church of St. Thomas the Martyr by Stafford. Confirmation of gift of his father, Hervey, of vill. of Dra[yton with] mill. (S) UKNA.
By 1/1225, William’s mother died.
1227, Henry de Aldithelegh sued Hervey Baghot (486765248) for the manor of Hortun … Hervey appeared, and offered to defend his right to the manor by the body of his freeman Richard de Newenham … It is therefore considered that a duel should be waged between them. The sureties of Richard are William de Stafford and Ralph de Dulverne … (S) Staffordshire Hist. Coll’s, V4, 1883, Roll No.26.
1228, Stephen de Maddelegh … His sureties are William de Stafford and Richard de Draicote. (S) Staffordshire Hist. Coll’s, V4, 1883, Please of the Crown.
10/6/1251, Staff. The suit between John de Litelbiri and Margaret his wife, and William de Stafford, respecting 4 bovates of land in Wyhowe … (S) Staffordshire Hist. Coll’s, V4, 1883, Roll No.15.
11/26/1251, Exemption, for life, of William de Staff[ord] from being put on assizes, juries or recognitions. (S) CPRs.
By 1252, William of Billington, Staffordshire, died.
1/1259, Staff. A day is given to Roger de Lovetoft, and to John de Littelbiri (likely Ada’s nephew) and Roes his wife, and to Ada, the widow of William de Stafford, in a plea of waste. (S) Staffordshire Hist. Coll’s, V4, 1883, Roll No.101.
Ada married 2nd William Trumwine.
10/1260, Staff. William Trumwyne and Ada his wife, sued William de Cavereswell … (S) Staffordshire Hist. Coll’s, V4, 1883, Roll No.101.
· William de Stafford and John de Littlebury married Ada and Margaret, coheiresses of Warin de Vernun of Sandon. Warin de Vernun was a co-heir of the Barony of Wich-Malbane. (S) Staffordshire Hist. Coll’s, V4, 1883, Roll No.15, fn.3.
Children of William and Alditha:
i. William de Stafford (23641888), born ~1225 in England.
ii. Robert de Stafford (23641892), born ~1228 in England.