Name: Catharine (Katherine) Stafford
Given Name: Catharine (Katherine)
Suffix: Countess of Suffolk
Name: Katherine Wingfield
Given Name: Katherine
Birth: Abt 1366 in Wingfield, Suffolk, England
Death: 8 Apr 1419 in Paris, Seine, France, France of Michael died on 18 September 1415, from the flux. Katherine died four years later, on 8 April 1419.
Burial: Church of the Carthusians-Kingston upon Hull, York, England
Change Date: 5 Nov 2014 at 08:18
Katherine de Stafford
Katherine de Stafford
Countess of Suffolk
The Tomb of Michael de la Pole, 2nd Earl of Suffolk and his wife.jpg
The Tomb of Katherine de Stafford and her husband Michael de la Pole, 2nd Earl of Suffolk in Wingfield Church
Michael de la Pole, 2nd Earl of Suffolk
Michael de la Pole, 3rd Earl of Suffolk
William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk
Alexander de la Pole
Sir John de la Pole
Thomas de la Pole
Katherine de la Pole
Isabel de la Pole, Baroness Morley
Elizabeth de la Pole, Lady Burnell
Father Hugh de Stafford, 2nd Earl of Stafford
Mother Philippa de Beauchamp
Born around 1376
Died 8 April 1419
Katherine de Stafford, Countess of Suffolk (born around 1376 \endash 8 April 1419) was a daughter of Hugh de Stafford, 2nd Earl of Stafford and his wife Philippa de Beauchamp. By her marriage to Michael de la Pole, 2nd Earl of Suffolk, she became known as the Countess of Suffolk.
Katherine was one of nine children born to Hugh de Stafford, 2nd Earl of Stafford and his wife Philippa de Beauchamp. Some of her more illustrious siblings included Margaret de Stafford, Countess of Westmorland and Edmund Stafford, 5th Earl of Stafford.
Her paternal grandparents were Ralph Stafford, 1st Earl of Stafford and Margaret de Audley.
Her maternal grandparents were Thomas de Beauchamp, 11th Earl of Warwick and Katherine Mortimer, a daughter of Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March.
Marriage and children
Katherine was married to Michael de la Pole, 2nd Earl of Suffolk on 13 April 1383. He was a son of Michael de la Pole, 1st Earl of Suffolk and Katherine Wingfield.
They had the following issue, the eldest of whom would not be born until 1394, eleven years after their marriage:
Michael de la Pole, 3rd Earl of Suffolk (1394\endash 1415)
William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk (1396\endash 1450)
Sir Alexander de la Pole (d. 1429), killed at the Battle of Jargeau
Sir John de la Pole (d. 1429), died a prisoner in France.
Sir Thomas de la Pole (aft. 1397-1433), a clerk, died in France while a hostage for his brother William. He had an illegitimate daughter and heiress Katherine de la Pole (1416\endash 1488, buried in Rowley Abbey, Oxfordshire), second wife of Sir Miles Stapleton, and had issue
Katherine de la Pole, abbess at Barking
Isabel de la Pole (d. 1466), married Thomas de Morley, 5th Baron Morley, and had issue
Elizabeth de la Pole, married first Edward Burnell, son of Hugh Burnell, 2nd Baron Burnell, second Sir Thomas Kerdeston
Michael died on 18 September 1415, from the flux. Katherine died four years later, on 8 April 1419.
1.^ Lundy, Darryl. "The Peerage: Katherine de Stafford".
Father: Hugh Stafford b: 1336 in Staffordshire, England
Mother: Philippa de Beauchamp b: Bef 1344 in Warwick, Worchester, England
Michael de la Pole b: Abt 1361 in Hull, Kingston-upon-Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England
13 Apr 1383
- Change Date:
27 Oct 2014
- Thomas de la Pole b: Abt 1363 in Marsh Gibbon, Buckinghamshire, England
- William "Jack Napes" de la Pole b: 16 Oct 1396 in Cotton, Suffolk, England
- Katherine de la Pole b: 1416 in Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire, England
- Michael de la Pole b: 1394