Margaret de Stafford, Countess of Westmoreland (1364 - 1396) MP

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Nicknames: "Margaret Stafford", "Countess of Westmorland"
Birthplace: Brancepeth, Durham, England
Death: Died in Durham , England
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About Margaret de Stafford, Countess of Westmoreland

"Margaret Stafford (died 9 June 1396) was the daughter of Hugh de Stafford, 2nd Earl of Stafford, and Philippa de Beauchamp. She was the first wife of Ralph Neville, 1st Earl of Westmorland, and the grandmother of the 2nd Earl."




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Margaret Stafford was the eldest daughter of Hugh Stafford, 2nd Earl of Stafford, and Philippa Beauchamp, the daughter of Thomas Beauchamp, 11th Earl of Warwick, by Katherine Mortimer, the daughter of Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March.[1]

Margaret had five brothers and two younger sisters:[2] Sir Ralph Stafford, who was murdered in 1385 by John Holland, 1st Duke of Exeter, half brother of King Richard II, and died unmarried and without issue. Thomas Stafford, 3rd Earl of Stafford (c.1368 – 4 July 1392), who married Anne of Gloucester, daughter of Thomas of Woodstock, 1st Duke of Gloucester. William Stafford, 3rd Earl of Stafford (21 September 1375 – 6 April 1395), who died unmarried and without issue. Edmund Stafford, 5th Earl of Stafford, who married his brother's widow, Anne of Gloucester. Hugh de Stafford, Baron Bourchier (d. 25 October 1420), who married, before September 1410, Elizabeth Bourchier (c.1399 – 1 July 1433), but had no issue by her. After his death, she married Sir Lewis Robesart, standard bearer to King Henry V. Katherine Stafford, who married Michael de la Pole, 2nd Earl of Suffolk. Joan Stafford, who married Thomas Holland, 1st Duke of Surrey.

Marriage and issue[edit]

Margaret Stafford was the first wife of Ralph Neville, 1st Earl of Westmorland.[3] They had two sons and six daughters: Sir John Neville (c.1387 – before 20 May 1420), who married Elizabeth Holland, fifth daughter of Thomas Holland, 2nd Earl of Kent, and Alice FitzAlan, and by her had three sons, Ralph Neville, 2nd Earl of Westmorland, John Neville, Baron Neville, and Sir Thomas Neville, and a daughter, Margaret Neville.[4] Sir Ralph Neville (d. 25 Feb 1458), who married, before 1411, his stepsister, Mary Ferrers, daughter of Robert Ferrers, 2nd Baron Ferrers, and Joan Beaufort.[5] Maud Neville (d. October 1438), who married Peter de Mauley, 5th Baron Mauley.[6] Alice Neville, who married firstly Sir Thomas Grey, beheaded 2 August 1415 for his part in the Southampton Plot, and secondly Sir Gilbert Lancaster.[7] Philippa Neville, who married, before 20 July 1399, Thomas Dacre, 6th Baron Dacre of Gilsland (d. 5 January 1458).[8] Elizabeth Neville, who became a nun. Anne Neville (b. circa 1384), who married, before 3 February 1413, Sir Gilbert Umfraville, son of Sir Thomas Umfreville (d. 12 February 1391) and Agnes Grey (d. 25 October 1420), daughter of Sir Thomas Grey of Heaton (d. before 22 October 1369). He was slain at the Battle of Baugé in Anjou on 22 March 1421.[9] Margaret Neville (d. 1463/4), who married firstly, before 31 December 1413, Richard Scrope, 3rd Baron Scrope of Bolton, and secondly, William Cressener, esquire.[10]


Margaret Stafford died 9 June 1396, and was buried at Brancepeth, Durham.[11]

After Margaret Stafford's death, Westmorland married, before 29 November 1396, Joan Beaufort, the widow of Robert Ferrers, 2nd Baron Ferrers.[12] Joan was the legitimated daughter of John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster, by his mistress and later third wife, Katherine Swynford. By his second marriage Westmorland had nine sons and five daughters.[

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Margaret de Stafford, Countess of Westmoreland's Timeline

May, 1364
Brancepeth, Durham, England
Age 17
Age 18
Raby with Keverstone, Durham, United Kingdom
Age 19
Staindrop, County Durham, United Kingdom
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Staindrop, County Durham, England
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Raby Castle, Durham, England
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Raby Castle, Durham, England
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Staindrop, Durham, England