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  • ID: I13284
  • Name: Ralph de Stafford KG KB 1st Earl of Stafford
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 24 SEP 1301 in Stafford, Staffordshire, England 1 2 3
  • Burial: Tonbridge Priory, Stafford, Staffordshire, England 4
  • Title: Sir
  • Event: Fact First Founder, Knight of the Garter 5
  • Event: Fact 5 06 JUL 1336 Commission appt to investigate Hugh de Audley's complaint vs. Ralph de Stafford. 6
  • Event: Fact 8 Edward III intervened & protected Stafford. 6
  • Event: Fact 9 In the end, he & wife were given reversion of much of the Gloucester inheritance 6
  • Event: Acceded 1351 Earl of Stafford 1
  • Event: Fact 2 Noted soldier & friend of King Edward III. 7
  • Event: Fact 3 1st Earl of Stafford. 2nd Baron. 8 9 10 11
  • Event: Fact 4 His wife Margaret's de Clare inheritance provided chief element of his endowment
  • Event: Fact 6 Supposedly Ralph & his kin had abducted Hugh's daughter & burglarized his home. 6
  • Event: Fact 12 Interred: Tonbridge, Kent, w/Margaret, at the feet of Margaret's parents. 6
  • Event: Fact 10 Summoned to Parliament from 29 Nov 1336 as Baron Stafford. 6
  • Event: Fact 11 23 APR 1349 A Founder Knight of the Order of the Garter. 6
  • Death: 31 AUG 1372 in Tunbridge Castle, Stafford, Staffordshire, England 2 12 13 14
  • Name: Ralph de Stafford 15 16 17 18 19 20
  • Event: Fact Audley also charged that Stafford had married Margaret against her will. 6
  • Note:
    Sir Ralph de Stafford, KG, b. 24 Sep 1301, d. 31 Aug 1372, KG 23 Apr 1349, Earl of Stafford. By his 1st wife, Katharine de Hastang, he had Margaret Stafford, who married her cousin John de Stafford, Knight, of Bramshall, co. Stafford. [Magna Charta Sureties]

    Note: Ralph's 1301 birth date does not agree with Ancestral Roots, nor line 136 in MCS. They have 1299.
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    Ralph de Stafford, 2nd Lord (Baron) Stafford and 1st Earl of Stafford, so created 5 March 1350/1, KG (1348), KB (Jan 1326/7), JP (Staffs March 1331/2); campaigned against Scots 1336, 1337 and 1343 and French at Battles of Sluys 1340 and Crecy 1346 and Siege of Calais 1346-7, also 1355-60; Steward of the Household Feb 1340/1, Seneschal of Aquitaine or Gascony Feb 1344/5-March 1345/6 and Aquitaine Oct 1346-March 1346/7; married 1st probably c1326-27 Katharine, daughter of Sir John Hastang, of Chebsey, Staffs; married 2nd by 6 July 1336 Margaret, Baroness Audley in her own right, daughter of Hugh Audley, 1st and last Earl of Gloucester of the 1337 creation and 1st Lord (Baron) Audley of the 1317 creation, and died 31 Aug 1372. [Burke's Peerage]

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    BARONY OF STAFFORD (II) 1308
    EARLDOM OF STAFFORD (I) 1351

    RALPH (DE STAFFORD), LORD STAFFORD, son and heir, born 24 September 1301. On 6 December 1323 he had done homage and was to have his father's lands. On 16 April 1325 he was in the King's service with his mother and her 2nd husband Thomas de Pype, and his own brothers, in the company of Ralph, 2nd Lord Basset (of Drayton), Constable of Dover Castle. Knight Banneret January 1326/7. On 6 April 1327 he was summoned to serve against the Scots; on 21 March 1331/2 he was in the commission of the peace for co. Stafford; in 1332 he sailed from Barton-on-Humber or Hull with Edward, son of John de Balliol, to invade Scotland. He was summoned to Parliament as RALPH DE STAFFORD or as RALPH BARON OF STAFFORD from 29 November 1336 to 25 November 1350. In 1336 and 1337 he served in Scotland. On 29 November 1339 he returned with the King from France. On 22 June 1340 he was appointed with others to sell the ninth for Staffordshire. On 23 June 1340 he was present at the battle of Sluys. By 10 February 1340/1 he had become Steward of the King's Household. On 13 May 1341 he was granted a weekly market at Madeley, co. Staffs, Tysoe, co. Warwick, &c.; on 7 August 1342 the Great Seal was delivered temporarily to him and another. In 1342 he sailed to Brittany, and took part in the siege of Vannes, where he was captured; but by the truce of Malestroit on 19 January 1342/3 he was exchanged for de Clichon. On 20 May 1343 he was appointed with others to treat with the Pope; in 1343 he was sent with others to Scotland to raise the siege of Lochmaben castle. In April 1344 he was in Gascony with 3 bannerets, 20 knights, 92 esquires, and 90 archcrs. On 13 September 1344 he took part in the tournament at Hereford as one of the challengers of the nobles of the county. In 1343 and 1344 he was in commissions, and on 9 January 1344/5 was appointed to take an assize of arms for co. Stafford. On 23 February 1344/ 5 he was appointed Seneschal of Aquitaine or Gascony, holding office until 15 March 1345/6. During 1346 he successfully defended Alguillon against John, son of Philip King of France; in August 1346 he fought in the King's Division at Crécy; on 10 October 1346 he was appointed Seneschal of Aquitaine; but by 16 March 1346/7 he was with the King before Calais. On 25 September 1347 he was empowered with others to treat for peace with the envoys of Philip de Valois. On 6 February 1347/8 he obtained a licence to crenellate his dwelling-places of Stafford and Madeley and to make castles of them. K.G. 23 April 1348 as one of the founders. On 4 July 1348 he was promised £573 towards his charges in the King's service in foreign parts; and on 6 September 1348 he was granted for life 600 marks per annum for his stay for life with the King with 60 men-at-arms. On 10 November 1348 he was about to cross the seas with the King; on 29 August 1350 he was present at the naval battle off Winchelsea. He was created, 5 March 1350/1, EARL OF STAFFORD. From 15 March 1351/2 to 10 February 1366/7 he was in commissions; on 6 February 1351/2 he was about to set out for Gascony; in 1353 was among the nobles who protected the justices in eyre in Cheshire. In October 1355 he was among the leaders of the King's new expedition to France. On 28 August 1359 he was granted protection for his retinue; on 26 November 1359 he was attacked in his billet by a band of Frenchmen, but beat them off. In October 1360 he was in the vanguard of the army under the Duke of Lancaster, and was joint marshal with the Earl of Warwick; on 24 August 1360 he was appointed with others to treat for peace with France; and later to discuss the title to the Duchy of Brittany; and he was a party to the treaty of Bretigny. In May 1361 he was about to travel to Ireland, where he was from September 1361 to 8 February 1361/2. In 1369 he was an executor of the Earl of Warwick's will. On 30 October 1369 he crossed to France with the King.

    He married, 1stly, probably about 1326-27, Katharine, daughter of Sir John HASTANG of Chebsey, co. Stafford, by Eve his wife; 2ndly, before 6 July 1336, Margaret, daughter and heir of Hugh (DE AUDLEY), EARL OF GLOUCESTER and LORD AUDLEY, by Margaret, widow of Piers (DE GAVASTON), EARL OF CORNWALL, and daughter of Gilbert (DE CLARE), EARL OF GLOUCESTER AND HERTFORD. On her father's death, 10 November 1347, she became, according to modern doctrine, suo jure BARONESS AUDLEY (1317). She died after 28 January 1347/8. Ralph died 31 August 1372, leaving a will, and was buried at Tonbridge, with his wife Margaret. [Complete Peerage XII/1:174-6, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]
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    Ralph de Stafford, 2nd baron, summoned to parliament from 14 January, 1337, to 25 November, 1350. This nobleman attaining majority in the 17th Edward II [1324], and then doing his homage, had livery of his father's lands, and the next ensuing year, being made a knight by bathing and other sacred ceremonies, had robes, &c., as a banneret, allowed him out of the king's wardrobe for the solemnity; after which he soon became a personage of celebrity in the wars of King Edward III. His lordship was first engaged in Scotland for some years, and he then embarked for Brittany, where he was made prisoner at the siege of Nantes. In the 19th Edward III [1346], he was sent into Gascony with Henry of Lancaster, Earl of Derby, and while that nobleman assaulted Bergerath by land, Lord Stafford commanded the force which attacked it by sea. the next year he was constituted seneschal of Aquitaine, when John, son and heir of Philip, King of France, coming to besiege Aguillon, where his lordship then resided, he stoutly defended that place against the whole power of the French, until King Edward came to his relief, and forced the enemy to raise the siege. After this, joining his troops with the army of King Edward, he had a principal command in the van of the English at the glorious battle of Cressy. On the termination of this great conflict, his lordship being sent with Sir Reginald Cobham and three heralds to view the slain, reported the number to be 11 great princes, 80 banneret, 1,200 knights, and more than 30,000 common soldiers. He was afterwards, when Calais surrendered, appointed, together with Sir Walter Manny, and the Earl of Warwick, to take possession of that place for the king; and subsequently his lordship was one of the ambassadors deputed to the cardinals of Naples and Claremont, to treat of peace between King Edward and Philip de Valois, then assuming the title of King of France. The next year he had license to make castles of his manor houses at Stafford and Nadeley; as also a grant from the king of £573, for his expenses in foreign service. About this time his lordship was elected a knight of the Garter, being one of the original members of that noble order. In the 24th Edward III [1351], he was in commission with the bishop of Durham, and the Lords Percy and Nevill, to treat with the nobles of Scotland, at York, for a firm and final peace between the two realms; for all which eminent services he was created, 5 March, 1351, Earl of Stafford, and constituted lieutenant and captain-general of the Duchy of Aquitaine. His lordship m. Margaret, only dau. and heiress of Hugh de Audley, Baron Audley, and in right of his wife, Earl of Gloucester, by which alliance he acquired a considerable inheritance, and the Barony of Audeley is presumed to have merged in that of Stafford. He had issue, Ralph, who m. Maud, dau. of Henry, Earl of Derby, Duke of Lancaster, but d.v.p., s.p.; Hugh, his successor; Beatrice, m. 1st, Maurice, son and heir of Maurice, Earl of Desmond, 2ndly, Thomas, Lord Ros, of Hamlake, and 3rdly, Sir Richard Burley, Knt.; Joane, m. to John, son and heir of John Cherlton, Lord Powis; Elizabeth, m. to Fulke le Strange; and Margaret, m. to Sir John Stafford, Knt. His lordship d. 31 August, 1372, was buried at Tunbridge, and was s. by his only surviving son, Hugh de Stafford. [Sir Bernard Burke, Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages, Burke's Peerage, Ltd., London, 1883, p. 499, Stafford, Barons Stafford, Earls of Stafford, &c.]




    Father: Edmund 1st Baron de Stafford b: 15 JUL 1273 in Clifton, Staffordshire, England
    Mother: Margaret Basset b: ABT 1275 in Drayton Bassett, Staffordshire, England

    Marriage 1 Margaret Baroness de Audley b: BEF 1325 in Stratton Audley, Oxfordshire, England
    • Married: BEF 06 JUL 1336 in England 1 4
    • Married: BEF 06 JUL 1336 1 21 22 23
    • Married: 06 JUL 1336 15
    • Married: 10 OCT 1336 in England
    Children
    1. Has Children Joan de Stafford b: ABT 1336 in Tunbridge Castle, Stafford, Staffordshire, England
    2. Has Children Elizabeth de Stafford b: ABT 1337 in Stfford, Staffordshire, England
    3. Has Children Beatrix de Stafford b: ABT 1338 in Tunbridge, Staffordshire, England
    4. Has Children Hugh de Stafford 2nd Earl of Stafford KG b: BEF 1342 in Stfford, Staffordshire, England
    5. Has No Children Ralph Stafford b: 1348
    6. Has No Children Katherine de Stafford b: ABT 16 SEP 1348 in Tunbridge Castle, Staffordshire

    Marriage 2 Katherine de Hastang b: ABT 1301 in Chebsey, Stone, Staffordshire, England
    • Married: ABT 1326 1
    • Married: BET 1326 AND 1327 24 25 26
    Children
    1. Has Children Jane de Stafford b: ABT 1329 in Tunbridge, Staffordshire, England
    2. Has Children Margaret de Stafford b: ABT 1331 in Tunbridge Castle, Staffordshire, England

    Sources:
    1. Author: Brian Tompsett, Dept of Computer Science
      Title: Directory of Royal Genealogical Data
      Publication: Name: Department of Computer Science, Hull University;
      Repository:
        Name: http://www.dcs.hull.ac.uk/public/genealogy/royal/catalog.html

      Note:
      Source Medium: Electronic

      usually reliable but sometimes includes hypothetical lines, mythological figures, etc
    2. Author: Leese, T. Anna
      Title: Blood Royal, Issue of the Kings and Queens of Medieval England 1066-1399
      Publication: Name: Heritage Books, Inc., 1996;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: p 106
    3. Author: Weis, Frederick Lewis, additions by Walter Lee Sheppard Jr.
      Title: Magna Charta Sureties 1215, 5th Ed
      Publication: Date: 1999;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 28-6
    4. Author: Leese, T. Anna
      Title: Blood Royal, Issue of the Kings and Queens of Medieval England 1066-1399
      Publication: Name: Heritage Books, Inc., 1996;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: Page 106
    5. Author: Leese, T. Anna
      Title: Blood Royal, Issue of the Kings and Queens of Medieval England 1066-1399
      Publication: Name: Heritage Books, Inc., 1996;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: Page 363
    6. Author: Faris, David
      Title: Plantagenet Ancestry of Seventeenth-Century Colonists, 2nd Ed
      Publication: Name: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1999;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 1st ed, pp 5-8, "Audley"
    7. Title: Another Royal Descent of President Washington from Edward I, King of England
      Note:
      Source Medium: Other

      Pedigree Chart

      Text: K.G.
    8. Title: Another Royal Descent of President Washington from Edward I, King of England
      Note:
      Source Medium: Other

      Pedigree Chart

      Text: 1st Earl.
    9. Title: Garner, Lorraine Ann "Lori"
      Publication: Name: P.O. Box 577, Bayview, ID 83803;
      Repository:
        Name: Hardcopy notes of Lori Garner Elmore.

      Note:
      Source Medium: Letter

      Her sources included, but may not be limited to: Burke's Landed Gentry, Burke's Dormant & Extinct Peerage, Burke's Peerage of American Presidents, Debrett's Peerage, Oxford histories & "numerous other reference works"

      very good to excellent, although she has a tendency to follow Burke's

      Text: 1st Earl.
    10. Author: Faris, David
      Title: Plantagenet Ancestry of Seventeenth-Century Colonists, 2nd Ed
      Publication: Name: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1999;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 1st ed, pp 263-264 "Talbot"
      Text: 1st Earl.
    11. Author: Faris, David
      Title: Plantagenet Ancestry of Seventeenth-Century Colonists, 2nd Ed
      Publication: Name: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1999;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 1st ed, pp 5-8, "Audley"
      Text: 2nd Baron.
    12. Title: Another Royal Descent of President Washington from Edward I, King of England
      Note:
      Source Medium: Other

      Pedigree Chart

      Text: d 1372, no place
    13. Author: Brian Tompsett, Dept of Computer Science
      Title: Directory of Royal Genealogical Data
      Publication: Name: Department of Computer Science, Hull University;
      Repository:
        Name: http://www.dcs.hull.ac.uk/public/genealogy/royal/catalog.html

      Note:
      Source Medium: Electronic

      usually reliable but sometimes includes hypothetical lines, mythological figures, etc

      Text: no place
    14. Author: Frederick Lewis Weis
      Title: Magna Charta Sureties, 1215, 4th Ed
      Publication: Name: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1991;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: line 136 p 148
      Text: no place
    15. Author: Brøderbund Software, Inc.
      Title: World Family Tree Vol. 16, Ed. 1
      Publication: Name: Release date: December 15, 1997;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Family Archive CD

      Customer pedigree.

      Page: Tree #2294
      Text: Date of Import: Feb 27, 1999
    16. Title: Another Royal Descent of President Washington from Edward I, King of England
      Note:
      Source Medium: Other

      Pedigree Chart
    17. Author: Faris, David
      Title: Plantagenet Ancestry of Seventeenth-Century Colonists, 2nd Ed
      Publication: Name: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1999;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 1st ed, p. 274, "Washington"
    18. Author: Faris, David
      Title: Plantagenet Ancestry of Seventeenth-Century Colonists, 2nd Ed
      Publication: Name: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1999;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 1st ed, pp 263-264 "Talbot"
      Text: no parents
    19. Author: Brian Tompsett, Dept of Computer Science
      Title: Directory of Royal Genealogical Data
      Publication: Name: Department of Computer Science, Hull University;
      Repository:
        Name: http://www.dcs.hull.ac.uk/public/genealogy/royal/catalog.html

      Note:
      Source Medium: Electronic

      usually reliable but sometimes includes hypothetical lines, mythological figures, etc

      Text: no parents
    20. Author: Frederick Lewis Weis
      Title: Magna Charta Sureties, 1215, 4th Ed
      Publication: Name: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1991;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: line 136 p 148
      Text: b 1299
    21. Author: Faris, David
      Title: Plantagenet Ancestry of Seventeenth-Century Colonists, 2nd Ed
      Publication: Name: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1999;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 1st ed, p. 274, "Washington", p 233, "Pole", p 176-177, "Lunsford", pp 90-94, "Dudley", pp 263-264 "Talbot", pp 102-103 "Ferrers", pp 5-8, "Audley"
      Text: 2 sons, 5 daughters
    22. Author: Frederick Lewis Weis
      Title: Magna Charta Sureties, 1215, 4th Ed
      Publication: Name: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1991;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: line 136 p 148
      Text: m 1335, his 2nd m
    23. Title: Fisher, Gordon
      Repository:
        Name: contributor to soc.genealogy.medieval gfisher@shentel.net

      Note:
      Source Medium: Electronic

      Text: m 10 Aug 1336
    24. Author: Brian Tompsett, Dept of Computer Science
      Title: Directory of Royal Genealogical Data
      Publication: Name: Department of Computer Science, Hull University;
      Repository:
        Name: http://www.dcs.hull.ac.uk/public/genealogy/royal/catalog.html

      Note:
      Source Medium: Electronic

      usually reliable but sometimes includes hypothetical lines, mythological figures, etc

      Text: m abt 1326
    25. Author: Faris, David
      Title: Plantagenet Ancestry of Seventeenth-Century Colonists, 2nd Ed
      Publication: Name: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1999;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 1st ed, pp 5-8, "Audley"
      Text: one daughter
    26. Author: Frederick Lewis Weis
      Title: Magna Charta Sureties, 1215, 4th Ed
      Publication: Name: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1991;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: line 136 p 148
      Text: his 1st m, no date
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