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Biography of Katherine Stafford Countess Suffolk 1376-1419

1403 Battle of Shrewsbury

1415 Battle of Agincourt

1415 Siege of Harfleur


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Before 01 Mar 1350 [her father] Hugh Stafford 2nd Earl Stafford 1336-1386 and [her mother] Philippa Beauchamp Countess Stafford 1334- were married.

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

Around 1376 Katherine Stafford Countess Suffolk 1376-1419 was born to [her father] Hugh Stafford 2nd Earl Stafford 1336-1386 (40) and [her mother] Philippa Beauchamp Countess Stafford 1334-.

On 16 Oct 1386 [her father] Hugh Stafford 2nd Earl Stafford 1336-1386 (50) died returning from his Pilgrimage to Jerusalem. His son [her brother] Thomas Stafford 3rd Earl Stafford 1368-1392 (18) succeeded 3rd Earl Stafford 1C 1351, 4th Baron Stafford 1C 1299.

On 05 Sep 1389 Michael Pole 1st Earl Suffolk 1330-1389 (59) died in Paris. His son [her future husband] Michael Pole 2nd Earl Suffolk 1361-1415 (28) succeeded 2nd Earl Suffolk 3C 1385.

Around Oct 1921. Philip de László Painter 1869-1937 (52). Portrait of Mercedes Santamarina Gastañaga 1896-1972 (25). Painted in Paris.

Around 1390 [her daughter] Elizabeth Pole 1390-1440 was born to [her future husband] Michael Pole 2nd Earl Suffolk 1361-1415 (29) and Katherine Stafford Countess Suffolk 1376-1419 (14).

Around 1390 [her brother] Thomas Stafford 3rd Earl Stafford 1368-1392 (22) and Anne of Gloucester Plantagenet Count Eu Countess Stafford 1383-1438 (7) were married (he was her third cousin once removed). Anne of Gloucester Plantagenet Count Eu Countess Stafford 1383-1438 (7) by marriage Countess Stafford 1C 1351.

On 04 Jul 1392 [her brother] Thomas Stafford 3rd Earl Stafford 1368-1392 (24) died at Westminster. His brother [her brother] William Stafford 4th Earl Stafford 1375-1395 (16) succeeded  Earl Stafford 1C 1351, 5th Baron Stafford 1C 1299.

Before 1394 [her husband] Michael Pole 2nd Earl Suffolk 1361-1415 and Katherine Stafford Countess Suffolk 1376-1419 were married. Katherine Stafford Countess Suffolk 1376-1419 by marriage Countess Suffolk 3C 1385.

In 1394 [her son] Michael Pole 3rd Earl Suffolk 1394-1415 was born to [her husband] Michael Pole 2nd Earl Suffolk 1361-1415 (33) and Katherine Stafford Countess Suffolk 1376-1419 (18).

On 06 Apr 1395 [her brother] William Stafford 4th Earl Stafford 1375-1395 (19) died at Pleshy Castle. He was buried at Tonbridge. His brother [her brother] Edmund Stafford 5th Earl Stafford 1378-1403 (17) succeeded 5th Earl Stafford 1C 1351, 6th Baron Stafford 1C 1299.

On 16 Oct 1396 [her son] William "Jackanapes" Pole 1st Duke Suffolk 1396-1450 was born to [her husband] Michael Pole 2nd Earl Suffolk 1361-1415 (35) and Katherine Stafford Countess Suffolk 1376-1419 (20) at Cotton.

After 1397 [her son] Thomas Pole 1397-1433 was born to [her husband] Michael Pole 2nd Earl Suffolk 1361-1415 and Katherine Stafford Countess Suffolk 1376-1419.

On 28 Jun 1398 [her brother] Edmund Stafford 5th Earl Stafford 1378-1403 (20) and Anne of Gloucester Plantagenet Count Eu Countess Stafford 1383-1438 (15) were married (he was her third cousin once removed). She (15) by marriage Countess Stafford 1C 1351.

Battle of Shrewsbury

On 21 Jul 1403 Henry IV King England 1367-1413 (36), with his son the future Henry V King England 1386-1422 (16), defeated the rebel army of Henry "Hotspur" Percy 1364-1403 (39) at the Battle of Shrewsbury at the site now known as Battlefield Shrewsbury. Henry V King England 1386-1422 (16) took an arrow to the side of his face leaving him severely scarred. John Stanley 1350-1414 (53) was wounded in the throat. Thomas Strickland 1367-1455 (36) fought and was awarded £38 and two of the rebel Henry's horses. Richard Beauchamp 13th Earl Warwick 1382-1439 (21) fought for the King. Walter Blount 1348-1403 (55), the King's Standard Bearer, was killed by Archibald Douglas 1st Duke Touraine 1372-1424.
Thomas Wendesley 1344-1403 (59) and Edmund Cockayne 1356-1403 were killed.
[her brother] Edmund Stafford 5th Earl Stafford 1378-1403 (25) was killed. His son [her nephew] Humphrey Stafford 1st Duke of Buckingham 1402-1460 succeeded 6th Earl Stafford 1C 1351, 7th Baron Stafford 1C 1299. Anne Neville Duchess Buckingham by marriage Baroness Stafford 1C 1299.
Hugh Shirley 1351-1403 (52) was killed; he was one of four knights dressed as Henry IV King England 1367-1413 (36).
Of the rebels, Henry "Hotspur" Percy 1364-1403 (39), Madog Kynaston 1360-1403 and John Clifton -1403 were killed. Thomas Percy 1st Earl Worcester 1343-1403 (60) was beheaded after the battle. Richard Vernon 1355-1403 (48) was hanged.
John Rossall -1403 was killed. His sister Eleanor Rossall 1377-1432 (26) inherited a half-share in the Rossall Shrewsbury estates.

Siege of Harfleur

On 17 Sep 1415 [her husband] Michael Pole 2nd Earl Suffolk 1361-1415 (54) died of dysentery. His son Michael Pole 3rd Earl Suffolk 1394-1415 (21) succeeded 3rd Earl Suffolk 3C 1385. Elizabeth Mowbray Countess Suffolk 1394-1423 (21) by marriage Countess Suffolk 3C 1385.

Battle of Agincourt

On 25 Oct 1415 Henry V King England 1386-1422 (29) defeated the French army at the Battle of Agincourt. Henry V King England 1386-1422 (29) commanded the Main Battle. Thomas Camoys 1st Baron Camoys 1351-1421 (64) commanded the Rearguard. .
Richard Vere 11th Earl Oxford 1385-1417 (30) commanded. Humphrey Lancaster 1st Duke Gloucester 1390-1447 (25) was wounded, and was protected by his brother Henry V King England 1386-1422 (29). Edward York 1st Duke Albemarle aka Aumale 2nd Duke York 1373-1415 (42), commander of the Vanguard, was killed; the most senior English casualty.
John Fortescue 1380-1415 (35), Dafydd Gam Brecon 1380-1415 and Edward Burnell -1415, were killed.
[her son] Michael Pole 3rd Earl Suffolk 1394-1415 (21) was killed. His brother William "Jackanapes" Pole 1st Duke Suffolk 1396-1450 (19) succeeded 4th Earl Suffolk 3C 1385.
The English included: Louis Robbessart 1390-1430 (25), Richard Beauchamp 13th Earl Warwick 1382-1439 (33), William Botreaux 3rd Baron Botreaux 1389-1462 (26), William Bourchier 1st Count Eu 1374-1420 (41), John Cornwall 1st Baron Fanhope 1st Baron Milbroke 1364-1443 (51), Edward Courtenay 1385-1418 (30), Ralph Cromwell 3rd Baron Cromwell 1403-1456 (12), Thomas Dutton 1396-1431 (19), Edmund Ferrers 6th Baron Ferrers Chartley 1386-1435 (29), Roger Fiennes 1384-1449 (31), Henry Fitzhugh 3rd Baron Fitzhugh 1358-1425 (57), John Grey 1387-1439 (28), John Grey 1st Earl Tankerville 1384-1421 (31), William Harrington 1373-1440 (42) as the King's Standard Bearer, Walter Hungerford 1st Baron Hungerford 1378-1449 (37), Piers Legh 1389-1422 (wounded), Alfred Longford, Thomas Montagu 1st Count Perche 4th Earl Salisbury 1388-1428 (27), Thomas Morley 6th Baron Marshal 5th Baron Morley 1393-1435 (22), John Rodney -1417, Richard Scrope 3rd Baron Scrope Bolton 1393-1420 (22), Robert Strelley 1397-1430 (18), James Tuchet 5th Baron Audley Heighley 1398-1459 (17), Robert Umfraville 1363-1437 (52), Thomas West 2nd Baron West 1380-1416 (35), Robert Willoughby 6th Baron Willoughby Eresby 1385-1452 (30). Thomas Erpingham 1355-1428 (60) commanded the archers. Thomas Rempston 1389-1458 (26) was present. Thomas Strickland 1367-1455 (48) carried the Banner of St George.
The Welsh included: William ap Thomas "Blue Knight of Gwent" Herbert 1380-1445 (35), Walter Sais, Roger Vaughan and his son Roger Vaughan -1471. Owen Tudor 1400-1461 (15) is believed to have been present as a squire.
The French army suffered significant casualties. Charles Albret 1368-1415 (46), , Philip Valois Burgundy II Count Nevers 1389-1415, John Bar 1380-1415, Jacques Chatillon 1367-1415, David Rambures 1364-1415 and his three sons: Jean Rambures -1415, Hugues Rambures -1415 and Philippe Rambures -1415, Waleran Luxemburg 1355-1415 were killed.
Charles Valois Duke Orléans 1394-1465 (20) was captured by Richard Waller 1395-1462 (20) for which he was knighted on the battlefield by Henry V King England 1386-1422 (29).
John Bourbon I Duke Bourbon 1381-1434 (34) and Charles Artois Count Eu 1394-1472 (21) were captured.
Robert Bar Count Soissons Count Marle 1390-1415 was killed. Jeanne Bar Countess Soissons 1415-1462 succeeded Count Soissons 1367.
Thomas Tunstall 1358-1415 (57) was killed.
Edward Bar III Duke Bar 1377-1415 (38) was killed. His brother Cardinal Louis Bar 1377-1430 (38) succeeded I Duke Bar.
John Valois Alençon I Duke Alençon -1415 was killed. His son Jean Valois Alençon II Duke Alençon 1409-1476 (6) succeeded II Duke Alençon.
Frederick Metz I Count Vaudémont 1368-1415 (47) was killed. His son Antoine Metz Count Vaudémont 1400-1458 (15) succeeded Count Vaudémont.
Anthony Valois Burgundy Duke Brabant 1384-1415 (31) was killed. His son John Valois Burgundy IV Duke Brabant 1403-1427 (12) succeeded IV Duke Brabant. Jacqueline Wittelsbach Duchess Brabant 1401-1436 (14) by marriage Duchess Brabant.

After 1419. Monument to [her husband] Michael Pole 2nd Earl Suffolk 1361-1415 and Katherine Stafford Countess Suffolk 1376-1419 in St Andrew's Church Wingfield. Early Plate Bascinet Period.

On 08 Apr 1419 Katherine Stafford Countess Suffolk 1376-1419 (43) died.

On 20 May 1475 Alice Chaucer Duchess Suffolk 1404-1475 (71) died. She was buried at St Mary's Church Ewelme. Wrist Garter. The effigy was, apparently, viewed to determine how a lady should wear the garter at the re-commencement of Lady of the Garter appointments in 1901 after a gap of several hundred years. A particularly fine Cadaver Underneath the chest on which Alice's effigy lies. Full-length in a shroud.
Detail of the South Side of the Monument to Alice Chaucer Duchess Suffolk 1404-1475 (71). From left to right ... .
1  impaled . Alice's paternal grandparents.
2  impaled . Her third husbands parents [her former husband] Michael Pole 2nd Earl Suffolk 1361-1415 and Katherine Stafford Countess Suffolk 1376-1419.
3  impaled Francis? Possibly Alice's second husband's parents John Montagu 3rd Earl Salisbury 1350-1400 and Maud Francis Countess Salisbury 1364-1424.
4  quartered .
5  impaled .
6 .
7 .
8  impaled  signifying Alice's son John's (32) marriage to Elizabeth of York (31) sister of Edward IV King England 1442-1483 (33).
Detail of the North Side of the. Monument to Alice Chaucer Duchess Suffolk 1404-1475 (71). Arms from left to right ...
1  quarterd  impaled Unknown.
2 . Her third husband [her son] William "Jackanapes" Pole 1st Duke Suffolk 1396-1450.
3  quarted . Alice's son John Pole 2nd Duke Suffolk 1442-1492 (32) by her second husband [her son] William "Jackanapes" Pole 1st Duke Suffolk 1396-1450.
4 . Alice's father Thomas Chaucer 1367-1434.
5  quartering impaled Chaucer. Alice's second husband Thomas Montagu 1st Count Perche 4th Earl Salisbury 1388-1428.
6 . Alice's paternal grandmother Philippa Roet 1346-1387.
7  impaling  probably signifying John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster 1340-1399 and Katherine Roet Duchess Lancaster 1350-1403, Katherine being the sister of Alice's paternal grandmother Philippa Roet 1346-1387 who married Geoffrey Chaucer 1343-1400.
8  impaling . Her paternal grandparents Geoffrey Chaucer 1343-1400 and Philippa Roet 1346-1387.

[her son] John Pole was born to [her former husband] Michael Pole 2nd Earl Suffolk 1361-1415 and Katherine Stafford Countess Suffolk 1376-1419.

[her nephew] Humphrey Stafford 1st Duke of Buckingham 1402-1460 and Anne Neville Duchess Buckingham were married (he was her second cousin).

Edmund Mortimer 5th Earl March 7th Earl Ulster 1391-1425 and [her niece] Anne Stafford Duchess Exeter -1432 were married (he was her second cousin once removed). [her niece] Anne Stafford Duchess Exeter -1432 by marriage Countess March 1C 1328, Earl Ulster.

Thomas Holland 1st Duke Surrey 1374-1400 and [her sister] Joan Stafford Countess Kent 1378-1442 were married (he was her third cousin once removed).

[her son] Katherine Pole Abbot Barking -1473 was born to [her former husband] Michael Pole 2nd Earl Suffolk 1361-1415 and Katherine Stafford Countess Suffolk 1376-1419.

[her daughter] Isabel Pole Baroness Marshal Baroness Morley -1466 was born to [her former husband] Michael Pole 2nd Earl Suffolk 1361-1415 and Katherine Stafford Countess Suffolk 1376-1419.

[her son] Michael Pole 3rd Earl Suffolk 1394-1415 and Elizabeth Mowbray Countess Suffolk 1394-1423 were married.

[her son] Alexander Pole -1429 was born to [her former husband] Michael Pole 2nd Earl Suffolk 1361-1415 and Katherine Stafford Countess Suffolk 1376-1419.

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Stafford

Maternal Family Tree: Jeanne Fougères Countess Lusignan Countess La Marche Countess Angoulême

Descendants Family Trees:

Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239 1307

Royal Descent

Kings Wessex: Great x 17 Grand Daughter of Æthelwulf King Wessex -858

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 7 Grand Daughter of Owain "Great" King Gwynedd 1100-1170

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 13 Grand Daughter of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg King Deheubarth 880-950

Kings Powys: Great x 8 Grand Daughter of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys 1047-1132

Kings England: Great x 3 Grand Daughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Kings Scotland: Great x 8 Grand Daughter of David I King Scotland 1084-1153

Kings Franks: Great x 7 Grand Daughter of Louis VII King Franks 1120-1180

Kings France: Great x 8 Grand Daughter of Louis "Fat" VI King France 1081-1137

Ancestry

Father: Hugh Stafford 2nd Earl Stafford 1336-1386 2 x great grandson of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

GrandFather: Ralph Stafford 1st Earl Stafford 1301-1372 7 x great grandson of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great GrandFather: Edmund Stafford 1st Baron Stafford 1272-1308

Great x 2 GrandFather: Nicholas Stafford 1246-1287

Great x 3 GrandFather: Robert Stafford 1216-1282

Great x 3 GrandMother: Alice Corbet 1225-1267

Great x 2 GrandMother: Eleanor Clinton 1250-1302

Great x 3 GrandFather: Thomas Clinton 1239-1277

Great GrandMother: Margaret Basset 1280-1337 6 x great granddaughter of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 2 GrandFather: Ralph Basset 1st Baron Basset Drayton 1264-1299 5 x great grandson of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Ralph Basset 1215-1265

Great x 3 GrandMother: Margaret Somery Baroness Basset Drayton 1225-1293 4 x great granddaughter of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

GrandMother: Margaret Audley Countess Stafford 1318-1349 great granddaughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great GrandFather: Hugh Audley 1st Earl Gloucester 1291-1347 3 x great grandson of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Great x 2 GrandFather: Hugh Audley 1st Baron Audley Stratton Audley 1267-1347 2 x great grandson of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Great x 3 GrandFather: James Audley 1225-1272

Great x 3 GrandMother: Ela Longespée 1224-1299 great granddaughter of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Great x 2 GrandMother: Isolde le Rous 1269-1328

Great x 3 GrandFather: Roger le Rous 1237-1294

Great GrandMother: Margaret Clare Countess Gloucester -1342 granddaughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 2 GrandFather: Gilbert "Red Earl" Clare 7th Earl Gloucester 6th Earl Hertford 1243-1295 4 x great grandson of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Richard Clare 6th Earl Gloucester 5th Earl Hertford 1222-1262 3 x great grandson of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Maud Lacy Countess Gloucester Countess Hertford 4 x great granddaughter of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 2 GrandMother: Joan of Acre Countess Gloucester Countess Hertford 1272-1307 daughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 3 GrandFather: Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307 son of Henry III King England 1207-1272

Great x 3 GrandMother: Eleanor of Castile Queen Consort England 1241-1290 2 x great granddaughter of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Mother: Philippa Beauchamp Countess Stafford 1334- 5 x great granddaughter of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

GrandFather: Thomas Beauchamp 11th Earl Warwick 1313-1386 6 x great grandson of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great GrandFather: Guy Beauchamp 10th Earl Warwick 1272-1315

Great x 2 GrandFather: William Beauchamp 9th Earl Warwick 1237-1298

Great x 3 GrandFather: William Beauchamp 1215-1268

Great x 3 GrandMother: Isabel Maudit

Great x 2 GrandMother: Maud Fitzjohn Countess Warwick 1238-1301

Great x 3 GrandFather: John Fitzpeter 1205-1258

Great x 3 GrandMother: Isabel Bigod 1212-1250

Great GrandMother: Alice Tosny Countess Warwick 1284-1325 5 x great granddaughter of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 2 GrandFather: Ralph Tosny 1255-1295 4 x great grandson of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Roger Tosny 1235-1264 3 x great grandson of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Alice Bohun

GrandMother: Katherine Mortimer Countess Warwick 1314-1369 4 x great granddaughter of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great GrandFather: Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March 1287-1330 3 x great grandson of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 2 GrandFather: Edmund Mortimer 2nd Baron Mortimer Wigmore 1251-1304 2 x great grandson of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 3 GrandFather: Roger Mortimer 1st Baron Mortimer Wigmore 1231-1282 great grandson of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 3 GrandMother: Maud Braose 1224-1301

Great x 2 GrandMother: Margaret Fiennes 1269- 4 x great granddaughter of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Great x 3 GrandFather: William Fiennes 1245-1302

Great x 3 GrandMother: Blanche Beaumont 1252-1302 3 x great granddaughter of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Great GrandMother: Joan Geneville Baroness Mortimer Wigmore 2nd Baroness Geneville 1286-1356 7 x great granddaughter of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 2 GrandFather: Piers Geneville

Great x 3 GrandFather: Geoffrey Geneville 1st Baron Geneville 1226-1314

Great x 3 GrandMother: Maud Lacy Baroness Geneville -1304

Great x 2 GrandMother: Jeanne Lusignan 1260-1323 6 x great granddaughter of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Hugh Lusignan XII Count Lusignan VII Count La Marche III Count Angoulême 1235-1270 5 x great grandson of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Jeanne Fougères Countess Lusignan Countess La Marche Countess Angoulême