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Hugh De Stafford, 2nd Earl of Stafford

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Staffordshire, England
Death: Died in Rhodes, Egeo, Greece
Place of Burial: Stone, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Earl Ralph de Stafford and Margaret de Audley, Countess of Stafford
Husband of Philippa de Beauchamp Countess of Stafford
Father of Joan (Stafford) Holland; Margaret de Stafford, Countess of Westmoreland; Thomas Stafford, 3rd Earl of Stafford; Ralph Stafford; Humphrey Stafford and 4 others
Brother of Jane de Stafford, Baroness of Cherleton; Catherine de Sutton; Elizabeth Strange; Ralph Stafford, II; Thomas Stafford and 3 others
Half brother of Margaret Stafford

Occupation: 2nd Earl of Stafford
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About Hugh de Stafford, 2nd Earl of Stafford

Hugh de Stafford, 2nd Earl of Stafford

Hugh de Stafford, 2nd Earl of Stafford, KG (c. 1344 – 16 October 1386) was an English nobleman.

Hugh de Stafford was born around 1344, the second and youngest son of Ralph Stafford, 1st Earl of Stafford and Margaret de Audley. His elder brother, Ralph, was intended to inherit the title and had been married to Maud Grosmont, daughter of Henry of Grosmont, 1st Duke of Lancaster and Isabel de Beaumont in 1344, with the expectation that he would expand the Stafford estates by inheriting the Lancastrian duchy. However, Ralph died early in 1347 and Hugh became heir.[1] Around 1358, Hugh became the 3rd Lord Audley. Hugh joined his father in the French campaigns in 1359, being part of the retinue of Edward, Prince of Wales, spending time in Gascony and northern Spain.

He spent many years in military service, before returning to England and being summoned to Parliament in 1371 as Lord Stafford and later as Earl Stafford. On 31 August 1372, he inherited the title of 2nd Earl of Stafford. He was a member of a number of royal commissions, such as ones on Scottish affairs and on coastal defence. He was on the committee of nobles who conferred regularly with the Commons, being deemed suitable by that House to be part of the new 'continual council' of state. He did not always make the best decisions though and was admonished by his peers for censuring John Philipot, the London MP and merchant who had mobilised a fleet to defend merchant shipping.[1]

On or before 1 March 1350, Hugh de Stafford married Philippa de Beauchamp daughter of Thomas de Beauchamp, 11th Earl of Warwick and Katherine Mortimer. They had seven children.[2]

  • Sir Ralph de Stafford (c. 1354 – 1385). Ralph was killed by King Richard II's half-brother, John Holland, 1st Duke of Exeter in a feud during an expedition against the Scots in May 1385, over a retainer's death by one of Ralph's archers.[1]
  • Margaret de Stafford, (c. 1364 – 9 June 1396), married Ralph de Neville, 1st Earl of Westmorland as his first wife.
  • Thomas de Stafford, 3rd Earl of Stafford (c. 1368 – 4 July 1392). Inherited at age of 18. Married Anne of Gloucester, daughter of Thomas of Woodstock, 1st Duke of Gloucester and Eleanor de Bohun. No issue, the marriage was reportedly never consummated.
  • William Stafford, 4th Earl of Stafford (21 September 1375 – 6 April 1395). Inherited from his brother at the age of 14. He was a ward of the Thomas of Woodstock, 1st Duke of Gloucester. He died at 19, no issue.
  • Katherine de Stafford (c. 1376 – 8 April 1419), married Michael de la Pole, 2nd Earl of Suffolk.
  • Edmund Stafford, 5th Earl of Stafford (2 March 1377 – 22 July 1403), inherited title from his brother at the age of 17. He married Anne of Gloucester, the widow of his elder brother Thomas. Edmund and Anne were the parents of Humphrey Stafford, 1st Duke of Buckingham.
  • Joan de Stafford (1378 – 1 October 1442), married Thomas Holland, 1st Duke of Surrey. No issue.

Hugh's wife Phillippa died on 6 April 1386, and it was probably this combined with the death of his son that pushed him to undertake a series of pilgrimages. He went first to Walsingham and then sailed for Jerusalem. He only got to Rhodes, where he died in the hospital the knights of St John in October of that year. His bones were returned to Stone Priory, Staffs, for burial next to his wife.

From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_de_Stafford,_2nd_Earl_of_Stafford

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  • Sir Hugh Stafford, 2nd Earl Stafford, 3rd Lord Stafford, Lord Audley, Lord of Tonbridge & Caus1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22
  • M, #12874, b. circa 1342, d. 16 October 1386
  • Father Sir Ralph de Stafford, 1st Earl Stafford, 2nd Lord Stafford, Seneschal of Aquitaine, Chief Justice of Chester & Flint23,24,25 b. 24 Sep 1301, d. 31 Aug 1372
  • Mother Margaret de Audley23,24,25 b. c 1322, d. 7 Sep 1349
  • Sir Hugh Stafford, 2nd Earl Stafford, 3rd Lord Stafford, Lord Audley, Lord of Tonbridge & Caus was born circa 1342.2,11,21 He married Philippa de Beauchamp, daughter of Sir Thomas de Beauchamp, 11th Earl of Warwick, Sheriff of Worcestershire, Warwickshire, & Leicestershire, Marshal of England and Katherine de Mortimer, before 1 March 1351; They had 5 sons (Sir Ralph; Sir Thomas, 3rd Earl of Stafford; William, 4th Earl of Stafford; Sir Edmund, 5th Earl of Stafford; & Sir Hugh, Lord Bourchier) and 3 daughters (Margaret, wife of Sir Ralph Neville, 1st Earl of Westmorland; Katherine, wife of Sir Michael de la Pole, 2nd Earl Suffolk; & Joan, wife of Sir Thomas Holand, Duke of Surrey, Earl of Kent, 7th Lord of Wake).2,3,4,7,10,11,13,14,17,20,21 Sir Hugh Stafford, 2nd Earl Stafford, 3rd Lord Stafford, Lord Audley, Lord of Tonbridge & Caus left a will on 6 April 1385.11,21 He wrote a codicil on 15 April 1385.11,21 He wrote a codicil on 21 September 1385.11,21 He wrote a codicil on 25 September 1385.11,21 He died on 16 October 1386 at Isle of Rhodes, Greece; Buried at Stone Priory, Staffordshire. Died while returning home from a pilgrimage to Jerusalem.2,11,21
  • Family Philippa de Beauchamp b. c 1345, d. b 6 Apr 1386
  • Children
    • Katherine Stafford+2,26,5,27,9,11,28,15,29,19,21 d. 8 Apr 1419
    • Sir Ralph Stafford2,11,21 d. a 1385
    • Sir Hugh Stafford, Lord Bourchier2,11,21 d. 25 Oct 1420
    • Joane Stafford30,2,7,11,17,21 d. 30 Sep 1442
    • Margaret Stafford+31,2,6,8,10,11,12,16,18,20,21,22 b. b 1364, d. 9 Jun 1396
    • Sir Thomas Stafford, 3rd Earl Stafford32,2,4,11,14,21 b. c 1368, d. 4 Jul 1392
    • William Stafford, 4th Earl Stafford2,11,21 b. 21 Sep 1375, d. 6 Apr 1395
    • Sir Edmund Stafford, 5th Earl Stafford, 6th Lord Stafford, Lord of Tonbridge & Caus+2,4,11,14,21 b. 2 Mar 1378, d. 22 Jul 1403
  • Citations
  • [S3621] Unknown author, The Complete Peerage, by Cokayne, Vol. XII/1, p. 177-179; Magna Charta Sureties, 1215, 4th Ed., by F. L. Weis, p. 148; Plantagenet Ancestry of 17th Century Colonists, by David Faris, p. 6.
  • [S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 672-673.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 144.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 280-281.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 370-371.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 257.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 498.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 119.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 182.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 246-247.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, p. 74.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, p. 198.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. I, p. 296.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. I, p. 481-482.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. II, p. 39-40.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 108-109.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 433-434.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. IV, p. 18.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. IV, p. 156.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. IV, p. 232.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. V, p. 11.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. V, p. 166.
  • [S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 671-672.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, p. 72.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. V, p. 9.
  • [S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 687.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 40.
  • [S6] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry: 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 281.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. II, p. 416.
  • [S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 421-422.
  • [S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 540-544.
  • [S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 139.
  • From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p429.htm#i12874

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  • Hugh de Stafford, 2nd Earl of Stafford
  • M, #8738, b. circa 1344, d. 13 October 1386
  • Last Edited=28 Aug 2014
  • Consanguinity Index=0.11%
  • Hugh de Stafford, 2nd Earl of Stafford was born circa 1344.1 He was the son of Ralph de Stafford, 1st Earl of Stafford and Margaret Audley, Baroness Audley.1 He married Philippa Beauchamp, daughter of Thomas de Beauchamp, 11th Earl of Warwick and Katherine Mortimer, before 1 March 1351.2 He died on 13 October 1386.3
  • He succeeded to the title of 3rd Lord Audley [E., 1317] circa 1358.1 He fought in the Hundred Years War in 1359, in Aquitaine.3 He fought in the Hundred Years War in 1367, in Spain. He succeeded to the title of 2nd Earl of Stafford [E., 1351] on 31 August 1372.1 He was invested as a Knight, Order of the Garter (K.G.) in 1375/76.3
  • Children of Hugh de Stafford, 2nd Earl of Stafford and Philippa Beauchamp
    • Sir Hugh Stafford4 d. 25 Oct 1420
    • Katherine de Stafford+5 d. 8 Apr 1419
    • Ralph Stafford4
    • Joan de Stafford4 d. bt 30 Sep 1442 - 1 Oct 1442
    • Lady Margaret de Stafford+6 b. c 1364, d. 9 Jun 1396
    • Thomas de Stafford, 3rd Earl of Stafford b. c 1368, d. 4 Jul 1392
    • William de Stafford, 4th Earl of Stafford4 b. 21 Sep 1375, d. 6 Apr 1395
    • Edmund Stafford, 5th Earl of Stafford+ b. 2 Mar 1377/78, d. 21 Jul 1403
  • Citations
  • [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.
  • [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."
  • [S37] BP2003 volume 3, page 3706. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  • [S37] BP2003. [S37]
  • [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume XII/1, page 441.
  • [S8] BP1999 volume 1, page 14. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S8]
  • From: http://thepeerage.com/p874.htm#i8738

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  • Hugh STAFFORD (2º E. Stafford)
  • Born: 1334, Stafford, Staffordshire, England
  • Died: 16 Oct 1386, Rhodes, England
  • Notes: Knight of the Garter. Served in the wars in France and elsewhere.
  • Father: Ralph STAFFORD (1º E. Stafford)
  • Mother: Margaret AUDLEY (B. Audley)
  • Married: Phillippa BEAUCHAMP (C. Stafford) (b. 1334 - BEF 6 Apr 1386) (dau. of Thomas De Beauchamp and Catherine De Mortimer) BEF 1 Mar 1350
  • Children:
    • 1. Ralph STAFFORD
    • 2. Margaret STAFFORD (C. Westmoreland)
    • 3. Thomas STAFFORD (3º E. Stafford)
    • 4. Humphrey STAFFORD
    • 5. William STAFFORD (4º E. Stafford)
    • 6. Catherine STAFFORD (C. Suffolk)
    • 7. Joan STAFFORD
    • 8. Edmund STAFFORD (5º E. Stafford)
    • 9. Hugh STAFFORD (Sir Knight)
  • From: http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/STAFFORD1.htm#Hugh STAFFORD (2º E. Stafford)

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  • Sir Hugh de Stafford
  • Birth: 1344 Staffordshire, England
  • Death: Oct. 16, 1386 Rhodes, Greece
  • Hugh de Stafford, 2nd Earl of Stafford, KG was an English nobleman.
  • Hugh was born around 1344, the second and youngest son of Ralph Stafford, 1st Earl of Stafford and Margaret de Audley. His elder brother, Ralph, was intended to inherit the title and had been married to Maud Grosmont, daughter of Henry of Grosmont, 1st Duke of Lancaster and Isabel de Beaumont in 1344, with the expectation that he would expand the Stafford estates by inheriting had the Lancastrian duchy. However, Ralph died early in 1347 and Hugh became heir. Around 1358, Hugh became the 3rd Lord Audley. Hugh joined his father in the French campaigns in 1359, being part of the retinue of Edward, Prince of Wales, spending time in Gascony and northern Spain.
  • He spent many years in military service, before returning to England and being summoned to Parliament in 1371 as Lord Stafford and later as Earl Stafford. On 31 August 1372, he inherited the title of 2nd Earl of Stafford. He was a member of a number of royal commissions, such as ones on Scottish affairs and on coastal defence. He was on the committee of nobles who conferred regularly with the Commons, being deemed suitable by that House to be part of the new 'continual council' of state. He did not always make the best decisions though and was admonished by his peers for censuring the John Philipot, the London MP and merchant who had mobilised a fleet to defend merchant shipping.
  • On or before 1 March 1350, Hugh de Stafford married Philippa de Beauchamp daughter of Thomas de Beauchamp, 11th Earl of Warwick and Katherine Mortimer. They had seven children.
    • 1.Sir Ralph de Stafford (c. 1354 – 1385). Ralph was killed by King Richard II's half-brother, Sir John Holland in a feud during an expedition against the Scots in May 1385, over a retainer's death by one of Ralph's archers.
    • 2.Margaret de Stafford, (c. 1364 – 9 June 1396), married Ralph de Neville, 1st Earl of Westmorland.
    • 3.Thomas de Stafford, 3rd Earl of Stafford (c. 1368 – 4 July 1392). Inherited at age of 18. Married Anne Plantagenet, daughter of Thomas of Woodstock, 1st Duke of Gloucester and Eleanor de Bohun. No issue, the marriage was reportedly never consummated.
    • 4.William Stafford, 4th Earl of Stafford (21 September 1375 – 6 April 1395). Inherited from his brother at the age of 14. He was a ward of the Thomas of Woodstock, 1st Duke of Gloucester. He died at 19, no issue.
    • 5.Katherine de Stafford (c. 1376 – 8 April 1419), married Michael de la Pole, 2nd Earl of Suffolk.
    • 6.Edmund Stafford, 5th Earl of Stafford (2 March 1377 – 22 July 1403), inherited title from his brother at the age of 17. He married Anne of Gloucester, the widow of his elder brother Thomas. The two were father to Humphrey Stafford, 1st Duke of Buckingham.
    • 7.Joan de Stafford (1378 – 1 October 1442), married Thomas Holland, 1st Duke of Surrey. No issue.
  • Hugh's wife Phillippa died on 6 April 1386, and it was probably this combined with the death of his son that pushed him to undertake a series of pilgrimages. He went first to Walsingham and then sailed for Jerusalem. He only got to Rhodes, where he died in the hospital the knights of St John in October of that year. His bones were returned to Stone Priory, Staffs, for burial next to his wife.
  • Family links:
  • Parents:
  • Ralph Stafford (1301 - 1372)
  • Margaret Audley Stafford (1310 - 1347)
  • Spouse:
  • Philippa de Beauchamp (1344 - 1386)*
  • Children:
    • Ralph de Stafford (1354 - 1385)*
    • Joan Stafford (1363 - 1442)*
    • Margaret de Stafford Neville (1364 - 1396)*
    • Thomas de Stafford (1368 - 1392)*
    • William de Stafford (1375 - 1395)*
    • Catherine De Stafford De La Pole (1376 - 1419)*
    • Edmund de Stafford (1377 - 1403)*
  • Siblings:
  • Beatrice de Stafford de Burley (____ - 1415)*
  • Elizabeth Stafford Cobham (____ - 1376)*
  • Joan De Stafford Beke (1328 - 1379)**
  • Hugh de Stafford (1344 - 1386)
  • *Calculated relationship
  • **Half-sibling
  • Burial: Austin Priory, Stone, Stone, Stafford Borough, Staffordshire, England
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 86203188
  • From: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=86203188

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Hugh de Stafford, 2nd Earl of Stafford's Timeline

1334
1334
Staffordshire, England
1354
1354
Age 20
Staffordshire, England
1363
1363
Age 29
Holland, Lancashire, England
1364
May 1364
Age 30
Brancepeth, Durham, England
1368
1368
Age 34
Staffordshire, England
1375
September 21, 1375
Age 41
Stafford, England
1376
1376
Age 42
1376
Age 42
Stafford, Staffordshire, England
1378
March 2, 1378
Age 44
Stafford,Staffordshire,England