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Biography of Edward Stafford 2nd Earl Wiltshire 1470-1499

1483 Edward of Middleham created Prince of Wales

1483 Coronation of Richard III

1487 Coronation of Elizabeth of York

1497 Battle of Blackheath aka Deptford Bridge


Family Trees

Royal Ancestry

Royal Descendants

Ancestry

On 05 Jan 1470 [his father] John Stafford 1st Earl Wiltshire 1427-1473 (42) was created 1st Earl Wiltshire 4C 1470.

Before 07 Apr 1470 [his father] John Stafford 1st Earl Wiltshire 1427-1473 and [his mother] Constance Green Countess Wiltshire 1427-1475 were married. [his mother] Constance Green Countess Wiltshire 1427-1475 by marriage Countess Wiltshire 4C 1470.

On 07 Apr 1470 Edward Stafford 2nd Earl Wiltshire 1470-1499 was born to [his father] John Stafford 1st Earl Wiltshire 1427-1473 (42) and [his mother] Constance Green Countess Wiltshire 1427-1475 (43).

On 08 May 1473 [his father] John Stafford 1st Earl Wiltshire 1427-1473 (45) died. On 08 May 1473 His son Edward Stafford 2nd Earl Wiltshire 1470-1499 (3) succeeded 2nd Earl Wiltshire 4C 1470.

On 02 Mar 1475 [his mother] Constance Green Countess Wiltshire 1427-1475 (48) died.

On 18 Apr 1475 Edward Stafford 2nd Earl Wiltshire 1470-1499 (5) was appointed Knight of the Bath.

Coronation of Richard III

On 06 Jul 1483 Richard III King England 1452-1485 (30) was crowned III King England by Cardinal Thomas Bourchier 1418-1486 (65) at Westminster Abbey. Anne Neville Queen Consort England 1456-1485 (27) by marriage Queen Consort England. See Coronation of Richard III.
John Howard 1st Duke Norfolk 1425-1485 (58) was appointed Lord High Steward. William Brandon 1425-1491 (58), Thomas Fitzalan 17th Earl Arundel 1450-1524 (33), Thomas St Leger 1440-1483 (43), Richard Hastings Baron Willoughby Eresby 1433-1503 (50), Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England 1437-1492 (46), Elizabeth York Duchess Suffolk 1444-1503 (39), Giles Daubeney 1st Baron Daubeney 1451-1508 (32) and Humphrey Dacre 1st Baron Dacre Gilsland 1424-1485 (59) attended.
Robert Dymoke 1461-1544 (22) attended as the Kings' Champion.
Edmund Grey 1st Earl Kent 1416-1490 (66) carried The Pointed Sword of Justice. Thomas Howard 2nd Duke Norfolk 1443-1524 (40) carried the Crown. Francis Lovell 1st Viscount Lovell 1456-1488 (27) carried the Third Sword of State. John Pole 2nd Duke Suffolk 1442-1492 (40) carried the Sceptre. John Pole 1st Earl Lincoln 1462-1487 (21) carried the Cross and Ball. Henry Stafford 2nd Duke of Buckingham 1454-1483 (28) carried the king's train. Edward Stafford 2nd Earl Wiltshire 1470-1499 (13) bore the Queen's Crown.
Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby 1435-1504 (48) carried the Lord High Constable's Mace. Margaret Beaufort Countess Richmond 1443-1509 (40) held Queen Anne's train. Henry Percy 5th Earl of Northumberland 1478-1527 (5) carried The Blunt Sword of Mercy. Christopher Willoughby 10th Baron Willoughby Eresby 1453-1499 (30) was appointed Knight of the Bath.
Humphrey Dacre 1st Baron Dacre Gilsland 1424-1485 (59) attended.
Cecily "Rose of Raby" Neville Duchess York 1415-1495 (68) refused to attend the Coronation of Richard III. History doesn't record her reason.

Around 1510 Meynnart Wewyck Painter 1499-1525 (10). Portrait of Margaret Beaufort Countess Richmond 1443-1509 in the Masters Lodge St John's College. Commissioned by John Fisher Bishop of Rochester 1469-1535 (40). Note the Beaufort Arms on the wall beneath which is the Beafort Portcullis. Repeated in the window. She is wearing widow's clothes, or possibly that of a convent; Gabled Headress with Lappets. On 29 Mar 2019, St John's College, Cambridge, which she founded, announced the portrait was original work by Wewyck.

Edward of Middleham created Prince of Wales

On 08 Sep 1483 Edward York Prince Wales 1473-1484 (9) was created Prince Wales, Earl Chester 6C 1483 at York Minster. His parents Richard III (30) and Anne Neville (27) attended as did Edward Stafford 2nd Earl Wiltshire 1470-1499 (13). Edward "Last Plantagenet" York 17th Earl Warwick 1475-1499 (8) and John York 1471-1499 (11) were knighted.

On 30 Jun 1484 Edward Stafford 2nd Earl Wiltshire 1470-1499 (14) was licensed to enter his lands.

Coronation of Elizabeth of York

On 25 Nov 1487 Elizabeth of York (21) was crowned Queen Consort England at Westminster Abbey.
Giles Daubeney 1st Baron Daubeney 1451-1508 (36), Edward Stafford 2nd Earl Wiltshire 1470-1499 (17), Christopher Willoughby 10th Baron Willoughby Eresby 1453-1499 (34), Giles Daubeney 1st Baron Daubeney 1451-1508 (36), Richard Woodville 3rd Earl Rivers 1453-1491 (34), William Herbert 2nd Earl Pembroke 1451-1491 (36) and Thomas Fitzalan 17th Earl Arundel 1450-1524 (37), who carried the Rod and Dove, attended as did Cecily York Viscountess Welles 1469-1507 (18).

Around 1675 Unknown Painter. Portrait of Elizabeth York Queen Consort England 1466-1503. From a work of 1500.

After 13 Jul 1494 Edward Stafford 2nd Earl Wiltshire 1470-1499 and [his wife] Margaret Grey Countess Wiltshire -1502 were married. [his wife] Margaret Grey Countess Wiltshire -1502 by marriage Countess Wiltshire 4C 1470.

Battle of Blackheath aka Deptford Bridge

On 17 Jun 1497 the Cornish rebel army was destroyed at the Battle of Blackheath aka Deptford Bridge.
Richard Guildford 1450-1506 (47) was created Knight Banneret.
Edward Stafford 2nd Earl Wiltshire 1470-1499 (27), Henry Willoughby 1451-1528 (46) and Thomas Fiennes 8th Baron Dacre Gilsland 1472-1534 (25) fought at Deptford.
Giles Brugge 6th Baron Chandos 1462-1511 (35), John Hussey 1st Baron Hussey Sleaford 1465-1537 (32), Robert Sheffield 1461-1518 (35), Edward Stanhope 1462-1487 and Robert Constable 1478-1537 (19) were knighted by Henry VII King England and Ireland 1457-1509 (40).
Thomas West 8th Baron De La Warr 5th Baron West 1457-1525 (40) commanded.
James Tuchet 7th Baron Audley Heighley 1463-1497 (34) was captured by Gruffydd ap Rhys ap Thomas Deheubarth 1478-1521 (19).

Around 1520 Unknown Painter. Netherlands. Portrait of Henry VII King England and Ireland 1457-1509.

On 11 Sep 1498 Edward Stafford 2nd Earl Wiltshire 1470-1499 (28) entertained Henry VII King England and Ireland 1457-1509 (41) at Drayton House Drayton Lowick.

Around 1520 Unknown Painter. Netherlands. Portrait of Henry VII King England and Ireland 1457-1509.

On 24 Mar 1499 Edward Stafford 2nd Earl Wiltshire 1470-1499 (28) died at Drayton House Drayton Lowick. He was buried at St Peter's Church Lowick.

Around 1502 [his former wife] Margaret Grey Countess Wiltshire -1502 died.

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Stafford

Descendants Family Trees:

King Edward III England

John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster 1340 1399

Ralph Neville 1st Earl Westmoreland 1364 1425

Joan Beaufort Countess Westmoreland 1379 1440

John Neville 3rd Baron Neville Raby 1337 1388

Maud Percy Baroness Neville Raby

Katherine Roet Duchess Lancaster 1350 1403

Philippa of Hainault Queen Consort England 1314 1369

Royal Descent

Kings Wessex: Great x 18 Grand Son of Æthelwulf King Wessex -858

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 10 Grand Son of Owain "Great" King Gwynedd 1100-1170

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 16 Grand Son of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg King Deheubarth 880-950

Kings Powys: Great x 11 Grand Son of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys 1047-1132

Kings England: Great x 3 Grand Son of King Edward III England

Kings Scotland: Great x 11 Grand Son of Malcolm III King Scotland 1031-1093

Kings Franks: Great x 9 Grand Son of Louis VII King Franks 1120-1180

Kings France: Great x 5 Grand Son of Philip "Fair" IV King France 1268-1314

Ancestry

Father: John Stafford 1st Earl Wiltshire 1427-1473 2 x great grandson of King Edward III England

GrandFather: Humphrey Stafford 1st Duke of Buckingham 1402-1460 great grandson of King Edward III England

Great GrandFather: Edmund Stafford 5th Earl Stafford 1378-1403 3 x great grandson of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

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

Great x 3 GrandFather: Ralph Stafford 1st Earl Stafford 1301-1372 7 x great grandson of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Margaret Audley Countess Stafford 1318-1349 great granddaughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 2 GrandMother: Philippa Beauchamp Countess Stafford 1334- 5 x great granddaughter of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 3 GrandFather: Thomas Beauchamp 11th Earl Warwick 1313-1386 6 x great grandson of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Katherine Mortimer Countess Warwick 1314-1369 4 x great granddaughter of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great GrandMother: Anne of Gloucester Plantagenet Count Eu Countess Stafford 1383-1438 granddaughter of King Edward III England

Great x 2 GrandFather: Thomas of Woodstock Plantagenet 1st Duke Albemarle aka Aumale 1st Duke Gloucester 1355-1397 son of King Edward III England

Great x 3 GrandFather: King Edward III England son of King Edward II of England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Philippa of Hainault Queen Consort England 1314-1369 5 x great granddaughter of Stephen I King England 1094-1154

Great x 2 GrandMother: Eleanor Bohun Duchess Albemarle aka Aumale Duchess Gloucester 1366-1399 2 x great granddaughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 3 GrandFather: Humphrey Bohun 7th Earl Hereford 6th Earl Essex 2nd Earl of Northampton 1341-1373 great grandson of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 3 GrandMother: Joan Fitzalan Countess Essex Hereford and Northampton 1347-1419 2 x great granddaughter of Henry III King England 1207-1272

GrandMother: Anne Neville Duchess Buckingham great granddaughter of King Edward III England

Great GrandFather: Ralph Neville 1st Earl Westmoreland 1364-1425 5 x great grandson of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Great x 2 GrandFather: John Neville 3rd Baron Neville Raby 1337-1388 4 x great grandson of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Great x 3 GrandFather: Ralph Neville 2nd Baron Neville Raby 1291-1367 4 x great grandson of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Great x 3 GrandMother: Alice Audley Baroness Greystoke Baroness Neville Raby 1304-1374 3 x great granddaughter of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Great x 2 GrandMother: Maud Percy Baroness Neville Raby 5 x great granddaughter of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Great x 3 GrandFather: Henry Percy 2nd Baron Percy 1299-1352 5 x great grandson of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 3 GrandMother: Idonia Clifford Baroness Percy 1303-1365 4 x great granddaughter of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Great GrandMother: Joan Beaufort Countess Westmoreland 1379-1440 granddaughter of King Edward III England

Great x 2 GrandFather: John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster 1340-1399 son of King Edward III England

Great x 3 GrandFather: King Edward III England son of King Edward II of England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Philippa of Hainault Queen Consort England 1314-1369 5 x great granddaughter of Stephen I King England 1094-1154

Great x 2 GrandMother: Katherine Roet Duchess Lancaster 1350-1403

Great x 3 GrandFather: Giles "Payne" Roet 1310-1380

Mother: Constance Green Countess Wiltshire 1427-1475

GrandFather: Henry Green 1415-1467