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Ralph de Stafford, 1st Earl of Stafford

Birthplace: Tunbridge, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, England
Death: Died in Tunbridge Castle, Tunbridge, Staffordshire, England
Place of Burial: Tonburton Priory, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Edmund de Stafford, 1st Baron Stafford and Margaret Basset
Husband of Katherine Hastings and Margaret de Audley, Countess of Stafford
Father of Margaret Stafford; Hugh de Stafford, 2nd Earl of Stafford; Jane de Stafford, Baroness of Cherleton; Ralph Stafford, II; Elizabeth de Stafford and 6 others
Brother of Thomas Stafford; Elizabeth De Stafford; Richard Stafford; Catherine Giffard; William Stafford and 3 others

Managed by: Terry Jackson (Switzer)
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About Ralph de Stafford, 1st Earl of Stafford, KG

"Ralph de Stafford, 2nd Baron Stafford, 1st Earl of Stafford, KG (24 September 1301 – 31 August 1372) was an English nobleman and notable soldier during the Hundred Years War against France."










Citations / Sources:

[S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume I, page 346. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.

[S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume III, page 292.

[S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume III, page 353.

[S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume III, page 161.

[S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume II, page 3.

[S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume XII/1, page 176.

[S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 3, page 3706. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.

[S37] Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition, volume 1, page 1191.

[S1545] Mitchell Adams, "re: West Ancestors," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 6 December 2005 - 19 June 2009. Hereinafter cited as "re: West Ancestors."

[S125] Richard Glanville-Brown, online <e-mail address>, Richard Glanville-Brown (RR 2, Milton, Ontario, Canada), downloaded 17 August 2005.

[S1916] Tim Boyle, "re: Boyle Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 16 September 2006. Hereinafter cited as "re: Boyle Family."

[S41] #1325 Ogle and Bothal; or, A history of the baronies of Ogle, Bothal, and Hepple, and of the families of Ogle and Bertram, Ogle, Henry A., (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England : Reid, 1902), 929.242 Og5o., p. 298a.

[S32] #150 [1879-1967] A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage, Together with Memoirs of the Privy Councillors and Knights (1879-1967), Burke, Sir John Bernard, (London: Harrison, 1879-1967), FHL book 942 D22bup., 1967 ed. vol. 1 p. 794.

[S66] #242 [1831 edition] A General and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerages of England, Ireland, and Scotland, Extinct, Dormant, and in Abeyance (1831), Burke, John, (London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1831), FHL book 942 D22bg 1831; FHL microfilm 845,453 ite., p. 511-515.

[S67] #205 Baronagium Genealogicum, Or, the Pedigrees of the English Peers, Deduced from the Earliest Times, of Which There Are Any Attested Accountes Including, as Well Collateral as Lineal Descents (1764-1784), Segar, Sir William, (6 volumes. [London]: Engraved and printed for the author, [1764-1784].), Volumes 1-4 FHL microfilm 164,680; volume 5 FHL mi., vol. 4 p. 353.

[S163] #687 The Dormant and Extinct Baronage of England, or, an Historical and Genealogical Account of the Lives, Public Employments, and Most Memorable Actions of the English Nobility Who Have Flourished from the Norman Conquest to the Year 1806 (1807-1837), Banks, Thomas Christopher, (4 volumes. London: J. White, 1807-1837), FHL book 942 D22ban., vol. 1 p. 408.

[S25] #798 The Wallop Family and Their Ancestry, Watney, Vernon James, (4 volumes. Oxford: John Johnson, 1928), FHL book Q 929.242 W159w; FHL microfilm 1696491 it., vol. 1 p. 197, vol. 2 p. 311, 383, vol. 3 p. 666, 715.

[S23] #849 Burke's Guide to the Royal Family (1973), (London: Burke's Peerage, c1973), FHl book 942 D22bgr., p. 196.

[S183] #1016 [1887 edition] The Royal Lineage of Our Noble and Gentle Families: Together with Their Paternal Ancestry, Foster, Joseph, (2 volumes. [S.l.: s.n., 1985?]), FHL book 942 D5f 1887., vol. 2 p. 448.

[S193] #1851 A Genealogical and Historical Account of the Throckmorton Family in England and the United States: with Brief Notes on Some of the Allied Families (1930), Throckmorton, C. Wickliffe (Charles Wickliffe), (Richmond: Old Dominion Press, 1930), FHL book 929.242 T416t; FHL microfilm 990,408 item., p. 279.

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Ralph de Stafford, 1st Earl of Stafford, KG's Timeline

Sandon, Staffordshire, England
September 24, 1301
Tunbridge, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, England
September 24, 1301
Tunbridge, Stafford, England, Great Britain
Age 32
Staffordshire, England
July 6, 1336
Age 34
Stafford, Staffordshire, England

Earl Ralph of Stafford sensationally abducted Margaret de Audley (1318-1347), daughter of Hugh de Audley, 1st Earl of Gloucester and Margaret de Clare. They filed a complaint to the King, but King Edward III of England supported Stafford. He appeased Hugh and Margaret by creating Hugh Earl of Gloucester. Margaret de Audley and Stafford married before July 6, 1336 and they subsequently had three sons and four daughters. Refer to Ralph's page for source.

Age 34
Tunbridge, Staffordshire, England
Age 35
Tunbridge, Staffordshire, , England
Age 37
Stafford Castle, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
Age 38
Tunbridge, Stafford, England
Age 38
Tunbridge, Staffordshire, England