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Biography of Ralph Stafford 1st Earl Stafford 1301-1372

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1332 Battle of Dupplin Moor

1340 Battle of Sluys


Family Trees

Descent

Ancestry

On 24 Sep 1301 Ralph Stafford 1st Earl Stafford 1301-1372 was born to Edmund Stafford 1st Baron Stafford 1272-1308 (29) and Margaret Basset 1280-1337 (21) .

On 26 Aug 1308 Edmund Stafford 1st Baron Stafford 1272-1308 (36) died . His son Ralph Stafford 1st Earl Stafford 1301-1372 (6) succeeded as 2nd Baron Stafford (1C 1299) .

Around 1326 Ralph Stafford 1st Earl Stafford 1301-1372 (24) and Katherine Hastings Baroness Stafford 1304-1336 (22) were married . Katherine Hastings Baroness Stafford 1304-1336 (22) by marriage Baroness Stafford (1C 1299) .

In 1331 Margaret Stafford 1331-1396 was born to Ralph Stafford 1st Earl Stafford 1301-1372 (29) and Katherine Hastings Baroness Stafford 1304-1336 (27) at Sandon, Stone, Staffordshire .

Battle of Dupplin Moor

On 12 Aug 1332 Battle of Dupplin Moor was fought between the supporters of the infant David II King Scotland 1324-1371 (8) , son of Robert "The Bruce" I King Scotland 1274-1329 , and the supporters of Edward Balliol I King Scotland 1283-1367 (49) , supported by the English. The Bruce army included Robert Bruce Lord of Liddesdale -1332 and Domhnall Mar II Earl Mar 1293- . The Balliol army included David III Strathbogie 11th Earl Atholl 1309-1335 (23) , Ralph Stafford 1st Earl Stafford 1301-1372 (30) , Thomas Ughtred 1st Baron Ughtred 1292-1365 (40) and Walter Manny 1st Baron Manny 1310-1372 (22) . The battle is notable for being the first to use dismounted men-at-arms supported by archers; a formation that would bring repeated success to the English both in Scotland and France.
Robert Bruce Lord of Liddesdale -1332 was killed leading a charge.
Nicholas Hay 1285-1333 (47) was killed .
Thomas Randolph 2nd Earl Moray was killed . His brother John Randolph 3rd Earl Moray 1306-1346 (26) succeeded as 3rd Earl Moray .

Around 1336 Hugh Stafford 2nd Earl Stafford 1336-1386 was born to Ralph Stafford 1st Earl Stafford 1301-1372 (34) and Margaret Audley Countess Stafford 1318-1349 (18) at Staffordshire

Before 06 Jul 1336 Ralph Stafford 1st Earl Stafford 1301-1372 (34) and Margaret Audley Countess Stafford 1318-1349 (18) were married . Margaret Audley Countess Stafford 1318-1349 (18) by marriage Baroness Stafford (1C 1299) .

Before 06 Jul 1336 Ralph Stafford 1st Earl Stafford 1301-1372 (34) abducted Margaret Audley Countess Stafford 1318-1349 (18) .She being the heir of the very wealthy Hugh Audley 1st Earl Gloucester 1291-1347 (45) ; considerably more wealthy than Ralph. Edward III King England 1312-1377 (23) was sympathetic despite the complaint of her father since Ralph had been one of Edward III King England 1312-1377 (23) 's key supporters during the plot to arrest Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March 1287-1330 . Margaret's (18) father was subsequently created Earl as a quid pro quo.

On 06 Jul 1336 Katherine Hastings Baroness Stafford 1304-1336 (32) died at Stafford, Staffordshire .

In 1337 Hugh Audley 1st Earl Gloucester 1291-1347 (46) was created 1st Earl Gloucester (3C 1337) by Edward III King England 1312-1377 (24) as compensation for his daughter Margaret Audley Countess Stafford 1318-1349 (19) having been abducted by Ralph Stafford 1st Earl Stafford 1301-1372 (35) . Margaret Clare Countess Gloucester -1342 by marriage Countess Gloucester (3C 1337) .

On 17 Mar 1337 Margaret Basset 1280-1337 (57) died at Drayton Bassett, Lichfield, Staffordshire

Around 1340 Elizabeth Stafford Baroness Cobham Sternborough, Baroness Ferrers Chartley, Baroness Strange Blackmere 1340-1376 was born to Ralph Stafford 1st Earl Stafford 1301-1372 (38) and Margaret Audley Countess Stafford 1318-1349 (22) at Staffordshire .

Battle of Sluys

On 24 Jun 1340 Edward III King England 1312-1377 (27) attacked the French fleet at anchor during the Battle of Sluys capturing more than 200 ships, killing around 18000 French.The English force included John Beauchamp 1st Baron Beauchamp Warwick 1316-1360 (24) , William Bohun 1st Earl Northampton 1309-1361 (30) , Henry Scrope 1st Baron Scrope Masham 1312-1392 (27) , William Latimer 4th Baron Latimer Corby 1330-1381 (10) , John Lisle 2nd Baron Lisle 1318-1355 (22) , Ralph Stafford 1st Earl Stafford 1301-1372 (38) , Henry of Grosmont 1st Duke Lancaster 1310-1361 (30) , Walter Manny 1st Baron Manny 1310-1372 (30) and Richard Pembridge 1320-1375 (20) .
Thomas Monthermer 2nd Baron Monthermer 1301-1340 (38) died from wounds . His daughter Margaret Monthermer Baroness Montagu, 3rd Baroness Monthermer -1395 succeeded as 3rd Baron Monthermer .

In 1341 Beatrice Stafford Countess Desmond 1341-1415 was born to Ralph Stafford 1st Earl Stafford 1301-1372 (39) and Margaret Audley Countess Stafford 1318-1349 (23) at Staffordshire .

In 1344 Joan Stafford Baroness Cherleton, Baroness Talbot 1344-1397 was born to Ralph Stafford 1st Earl Stafford 1301-1372 (42) and Margaret Audley Countess Stafford 1318-1349 (26) at Staffordshire .

On 23 Apr 1344 Ralph Stafford 1st Earl Stafford 1301-1372 (42) was appointed 5th Knight Garter: Founder .

Around 1348 Katherine Stafford Baroness Sutton Dudley 1348-1361 was born to Ralph Stafford 1st Earl Stafford 1301-1372 (46) and Margaret Audley Countess Stafford 1318-1349 (30) at Staffordshire .

Around 1349 Margaret Audley Countess Stafford 1318-1349 (31) died .

On 05 Mar 1350 Ralph Stafford 1st Earl Stafford 1301-1372 (48) was created 1st Earl Stafford (1C 1351) . Margaret Audley Countess Stafford 1318-1349 by marriage Countess Stafford (1C 1351) .

On 31 Aug 1372 Ralph Stafford 1st Earl Stafford 1301-1372 (70) died . His son Hugh Stafford 2nd Earl Stafford 1336-1386 (36) succeeded as 2nd Earl Stafford (1C 1351) , 3rd Baron Stafford (1C 1299) . Philippa Beauchamp Countess Stafford 1334- by marriage Countess Stafford (1C 1351) .

Ralph Stafford -1347 was born to Ralph Stafford 1st Earl Stafford 1301-1372 and Margaret Audley Countess Stafford 1318-1349 .

Joan Stafford was born to Ralph Stafford 1st Earl Stafford 1301-1372 and Katherine Hastings Baroness Stafford 1304-1336 .

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Stafford

Descent

Kings Wessex: Great x 15 Grand Son of Aethelwulf King Wessex -858

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 10 Grand Son of Maredudd ab Owain King Deheubarth, King Powys, King Gwynedd -999

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 12 Grand Son of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg, King Deheubarth 880-950

Kings Powys: Great x 10 Grand Son of Maredudd ab Owain King Deheubarth, King Powys, King Gwynedd -999

Kings England: Great x 7 Grand Son of Henry "Beauclearc" I King England 1068-1135

Kings Franks: Great x 15 Grand Son of Louis "Pious" King Aquitaine, I King Franks 778-840

Kings France: Great x 10 Grand Son of Robert "Pious" II King France 972-1031

Ancestry

Father: Edmund Stafford 1st Baron Stafford 1272-1308


GrandFather: Nicholas Stafford 1246-1287


Great GrandFather: Robert Stafford 1216-1282


Great x 2 GrandFather: Hervey Stafford 1178-1217


Great x 3 GrandFather: Hervey Bagot 1153-1214


Great x 3 GrandMother: Millicent Stafford 1153-1224


Great x 2 GrandMother: Petronill Ferrers Stafford 1161-


Great x 3 GrandFather: William Ferrers 3rd Earl Derby 1136-1190


Great x 3 GrandMother: Sybil Braose Countess Derby 1157-1228


Great GrandMother: Alice Corbet 1225-1267


Great x 2 GrandFather: Thomas Corbet 5th Baron Caus 1182-1274


Great x 3 GrandFather: Robert Corbet 4th Baron Caus 1151-1222


GrandMother: Eleanor Clinton 1250-1302


Great GrandFather: Thomas Clinton 1239-1277


Great x 2 GrandFather: Thomas Clinton of Coleshill 1206-1278


Mother: Margaret Basset 1280-1337 Great x 6 Granddaughter of Henry "Beauclearc" I King England 1068-1135


GrandFather: Ralph Basset 1st Baron Basset Drayton 1264-1299 Great x 5 Grandson of Henry "Beauclearc" I King England 1068-1135


Great GrandFather: Ralph Basset 1st Baron Basset Drayton 1215-1265


Great x 2 GrandFather: Ralph Basset 1190-1257


Great x 3 GrandFather: Ralph Basset 1156-1211


Great GrandMother: Margaret Somery Baroness Basset Drayton 1225-1293 Great x 4 Granddaughter of Henry "Beauclearc" I King England 1068-1135


Great x 2 GrandFather: Roger Somery 2nd Baron Dudley 1190-1273


Great x 3 GrandFather: Ralph Somery 1st Baron Dudley 1156-1211


Great x 3 GrandMother: Margaret Gras Baroness Dudley


Great x 2 GrandMother: Nicole Daubigny Baroness Dudley 1210-1240 Great x 3 Granddaughter of Henry "Beauclearc" I King England 1068-1135


Great x 3 GrandFather: William Daubigny 3rd Earl Lincoln, 3rd Earl Arundel 1179-1221


Great x 3 GrandMother: Mabel Gernon Countess Lincoln, Countess Arundel Great x 2 Granddaughter of Henry "Beauclearc" I King England 1068-1135