~1270, John born in England. [Proposed: he fits the timeline very well, and was in service to the king, see 1325.]
11/16/1272, Edward I succeeded Henry III as King of England. [While on crusade.]
1303, King’s Prest to John de Staunton. [Advance on payment of wages.]
2/8/1305, Gift of 1/2 mark to John de Staunton, the king’s vigilis [squire], for the purchase of various instruments.
4/18/1305, Gift of 14.0d to John de Staunton, the king’s vigilis, to buy himself a robe.
1305, Prests to the king’s vigiles, viz., John de Staunton, Hugo de Lincoln and Geoffrey de Windsor. [6 more Prests to John the same year.]
1306, [Multiple] Prests to John de Staunton.
11/25/1307, Prest to Adam, vigilis, Hugo de Lincoln, Geoffrey de Windsor, Robert de Finchesle and John de Staunton, p.m. John de Staunton.
… [Similar entries each year.]
1312, Money for a robe for the whole year for John de Staunton, vigilis. [Last entry.]
By 1313, John died.
1325, Petitioner: Margery de Staunton, widow of John de Staunton. Request for repayment of debts incurred by the petitioner's husband in the king's service. Husband: John de Staunton, king's watchman. (S) UKNA.
(S) Appendix A, Minstrels and Minstrelesy in the Royal Wardrobe Books.
Child of John and Margery:
i. Anfrid de Staunton, born ~1290 in England.
Anfird married Margery le Gros.
7/6/1313, Anfrid de Staunton to settle messuages and land in Weeley on himself, Margery his wife, and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to Philip de Staunton for life, remainder to Mabel daughter of John de Staunton, and the heirs of her body, remainder to the right heirs of the grantor, who retains land in Alresford and Great Bentley. Essex. (S) UKNA, (S) CPRs.
4/1337, Amfrid de Staunton [brother of Margaret] and Margery his wife, pi. … in Alesford. PI. … with successive remainders to John de Coggeshale, knight, and Margaret his wife and the heirs of their bodies, John son of John and Henry his brother and the heirs of their bodies, and the right heirs of John de Coggeshale, knight. (S) Feet of Fines, Essex.
1337, Anfrid died.
1/3/1337, IPM of Aufridus de Staunton. Essex: Wyleye. 4 messuages, lands and wood, held jointly with Margery his wife, who still survives … Bentleye, Chicche, and St. Osyth. Lands held jointly as above, … Wikes. 4 messuages, lands and rent … After the death of the said Margery, … lands, &c. in Wyleye, Bentleye, Chicche, and St. Osyth, ought to remain by the said fine to Mabel, sister of the said Aufridus, who is 30 years of age and more, to hold to her and the heirs of her body; the manor, advowson and lands &c. in Alesford, to John de Coggeshale, knight, who is 30 years of age and more, and his heirs (husband of his sister Margaret); and the lands &c. in Wikes and Tendryngg, to Hugh le Gros, who is 40 years of age and more, and his heirs. (S) CIsPM.
Margery married 2nd Humphrey de Staunton.
7/18/1343, Margery died.
7/24/1343, IPM of Margery, late the wife of Humphrey de Staunton. Essex: Wylegh. 4 messuages … successive remainders to Philip de Staunton, to Mabel daughter of John de Staunton, and the heirs of her body … The said Humphrey and Margery died without heir of their bodies, the said Philip died long ago in the time of his father, and the said Mabel still survives, and Roger de Stonham married her. … Alesford [or Aleford]. The manor with the advowson of the church … remainders to John de Kogeshale, knight, and Margaret his wife, who still survive … to John son of the same John, knight, and the heirs of his body, to Henry brother of the said John … She died on 18 July in the year aforesaid. Hugh le Gros, her kinsman, aged 26 [or 16] years and more, is her next heir in blood. (S) CIsPM.
ii. Philip de Staunton, born ? in England.
iii. Margaret de Staunton (2955049), born by 1303 in England.
1/3/1338, Margaret coheir to her brother Anfrid: after the death of his wife, lands at Wyleye, Bentley, Chicche and St Osyth go to Mabel, sister of Aufridus, aged 30 and more; lands at Alesford go to John de Coggeshale, knight, aged 30 and more, and lands at Wix and Tendring go to Hugh le Gros, aged 40 and more.
iv. Mabel de Staunton, born 1307 in England.
Mabel married Roger de Stonham. (S) IPM of Margery (sister-in-law), 7/24/1343.