~1230, Ermentrude born in England, d/o §§Robert fitz Wakelin, lord of Rodburn, Moggynton and Eggygnton, Derbyshire. (S) Hist. & Antiq’s of Suffolk, V1, Suckling, 1846, P112. (S) Ess. Tow’s Topo. Hist. of Norfolk, Blomefield, 1808, P404.
4/1252, Laurence, abbot of Burton, by William de Esseburne his attorney, plaintiff and William de Stafford and Ermetrude his wife, deforciants. (S) Journal of the Derbyshire Archaeological …., V7-9, 1885, P57.
By 1252, William’s father died.
By 1252, William married Ermentrude.
1279, Assise of novel disseisin arrainged by Richard de Vernay and Alice his mother against William de Stafford. (S) 47th Ann. Rpt. Dep. Keeper, P358.
1281, Enrollment of grant from Thomas de Audelyme, lord of Audelyme, co. Chester, to … Witnesses: … Sir William de Stafford … knights … (S) CCRs.
3/29/1282, Protection, with clause, until Michaelmas, for William de Stafford, going beyond seas. (S) CPRs.
[This 8-year break assumes a move of ‘active’ roles to the son William (11820944).]
1291, Amelecote, Staffordshire, held by William de Stafford of William de Burn by service of ½ knight’s fee. (S) CIsPm.
8/27/1294, Ratification of the demise by Robert Tibetot, justice of West Wales, to … to William de Stafford of a burgage and 2 acres of land of the Welsh in the town of Drusselan, … (S) CFRs.
Bef. 11/10/1303, William killed: Pardon to Elias de Farewath, in consideration of his service in Scotland, for the death of William de Stafford. (S) CPRs. [This family involved in local feuds for many years.]
i. William de Stafford (11820944), born 1253 in England.