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Margaret Stafford

Birthdate: (65)
Birthplace: Sandon, Staffordshire, England
Death: June 9, 1396 (65)
Bramshall, Staffordshire, England
Place of Burial: Tonbridge, Kent, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Ralph de Stafford, 1st Earl of Stafford and Katherine de Hastings
Wife of Sir John de Stafford, of Bramshall
Mother of Sir Humphrey Stafford, MP and Sir Ralph de Stafford MP
Half sister of Jane de Stafford, Baroness of Cherleton; Ralph of Stafford, 2'nd earl of Stafford; Lady Catherine de Sutton; Elizabeth de Strafford; Beatrice de Ros and 4 others

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About Margaret Stafford

  • Margaret Stafford1,2,3,4
  • F, #11534, b. circa 1330
  • Father Sir Ralph de Stafford, 1st Earl Stafford, 2nd Lord Stafford, Seneschal of Aquitaine, Chief Justice of Chester & Flint2,3,4 b. 24 Sep 1301, d. 31 Aug 1372
  • Mother Katharine de Hastang2 d. b 6 Jul 1336
  • Margaret Stafford was born circa 1330.2 She married Sir John de Stafford, son of Sir William Stafford and Isabella de Stafford, between 1340 and 1341.2,3,4
  • Family Sir John de Stafford d. c 1370
  • Children
    • Sir Humphrey Stafford, Sheriff of Staffordshire, Somersetshire, & Dorsetshire+3 b. c 1343, d. 31 Oct 1413
    • Ralph Stafford, Esq., Justice of the Peace for Worcestershire+5,4 b. c 1355, d. 1 Mar 1410
  • Citations
  • 1.[S3179] Unknown author, Magna Charta Sureties, 1215, by F. L. Weis, 4th Ed., p. 32; The Ancestry of Dorothea Poyntz, by Ronny O. Bodine, p. 85; Wallop Family, p. 715, 717.
  • 2.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 671-672.
  • 3.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 137-138.
  • 4.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 236.
  • 5.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 383.
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  • Margaret Stafford1
  • F, #213392
  • Last Edited=4 Dec 2006
  • Margaret Stafford is the daughter of Ralph de Stafford, 1st Earl of Stafford.1
  • Child of Margaret Stafford and Sir John Stafford
    • 1.Ralph Stafford+1 d. 1 Mar 1410
  • Citations
  • 1.[S1916] Tim Boyle, "re: Boyle Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 16 September 2006. Hereinafter cited as "re: Boyle Family."
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  • 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.
  • Ralph was born on 24 September 1301, the son of Edmund de Stafford, 1st Baron Stafford and Margaret Bassett.[1] Having lost his father at the age of seven, Ralph grew up in the midlands with his mother's relatives, including her second husband Thomas Pipe. He had his first experience of royal service, along with his brothers and stepfather, when he joined the retinue of Ralph, 2nd Lord Bassett.[2] ....
  • Around 1326, Stafford married his first wife, Katherine Hastang (also known as Katherine Hastings).[1][3] Katherine was the daughter of Sir John de Hastang, Knight, of Chebsey, Staffordshire.[4] Ralph and Katherine had two daughters:
    • Margaret, married Sir John of Bramshall (or Wickham) de Stafford, Knight.
    • Joan, married Sir Nicholas de Beke, Knight.
  • etc.
  • From:,_1st_Earl_of_Stafford
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  • Lady Margaret de Stafford
  • F, #2093, b. circa 1364, d. 9 June 1396
  • Last Edited=27 Jan 2013
  • Consanguinity Index=0.44%
  • Lady Margaret de Stafford was born circa 1364 at Brancepeth, County Durham, England.1 She was the daughter of Hugh de Stafford, 2nd Earl of Stafford and Philippa Beauchamp.2,3 She married Ralph de Neville, 1st Earl of Westmorland, son of John de Neville, 3rd Lord Neville and Maud de Percy, circa 1382 at Stafford, Staffordshire, England.1 A contract for the marriage of Lady Margaret de Stafford and Ralph de Neville, 1st Earl of Westmorland was signed before 1370.2 She died on 9 June 1396 at Raby Castle, Durham, County Durham, England.2,1 She was buried at Bracepeth, County Durham, England.3
  • As a result of her marriage, Lady Margaret de Stafford was styled as Lady Neville on 17 October 1388.
  • Children of Lady Margaret de Stafford and Ralph de Neville, 1st Earl of Westmorland
    • 1.Lady Maud Neville4 d. Oct 1438
    • 2.Lady Philippe Neville+4 d. bt 8 Jul 1453 - 5 Jan 1458
    • 3.Lady Elizabeth Neville4
    • 4.Lady Margaret Neville+4 d. bt 4 Mar 1464 - 3 Mar 1465
    • 5.Lady Anastasia Neville4
    • 6.Lady Anne de Neville5
    • 7.Lady Alice Neville+4 b. c 1384
    • 8.John de Neville, Lord Neville+6 b. b 1387, d. b 20 May 1420
    • 9.Ralph de Neville+4 b. c 1392, d. 25 Feb 1458
  • Citations
  • 1.[S125] Richard Glanville-Brown, online <e-mail address>, Richard Glanville-Brown (RR 2, Milton, Ontario, Canada), downloaded 17 August 2005.
  • 2.[S8] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition, 2 volumes (Crans, Switzerland: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 1999), volume 1, page 14. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition.
  • 3.[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 XII/2, page 547. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  • 4.[S8] Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition, volume 1, page 15.
  • 5.[S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume I, page 152.
  • 6.[S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume IX, page 504.


Ancesters of Mary Dugdale  Ancestors of Mary Dugdale Mary Dugdale (1597 - 1648) married in 1614/15 to Richard Sewall (died in 1637) of Nuneaton, Warwickshire. They had children Margaret, Mary, Anne, Elizabeth, Prudence, Sarah, Richard, Henry and Samuel. Henry emigrated to Maryland in 1661 where he married Jane Lowe. Henry was the Secretary of the Province of Maryland.

Mary Dugdale was the only daughter of John Dugdale of Shustock, co. Warwick by Elizabeth Swynfen his wife, daughter of Arthur Swynfen of Dunchurch, co. Warwick (descended from the ancient family of Swynfen of Swynfen, co. Stafford. The above information is considered reliable as it comes from the records of Harold Macrae Sewell; and is represented in Generations 19 to 22 below. Click to return to Richard Sewall and Mary Dugdale. argent a cross moline and in the first quarter a torteau gules Thanks to Eben W. Graves for the information that Generations 8 to 10 are represented in the Visitation of Warwickshire 1619 and for the Arms of Dugdale shown above.

The sources referred to below are as follows: AR Frederick Lewis Weis, Ancestral Roots, Baltimore, 1992 MC Frederick Lewis Weis, The Magna Charta Sureties, 1215, Baltimore, 1999 RD Gary Boyd Roberts, The Royal Descents of 600 Immigrants, Baltimore, 2004 VisW The Visitation of Warwickshire 1619 H. Sewell The Records of Harold Macrae Sewell PA Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, Baltimore, 2004

Please visit the website of The Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

The Ancestors of Mary Dugdale 1 Henry (I) Beauclerc, King of England and an "unknown girlfriend" (see Children of King Henry) AR 124-25 | 2 Robert "The Consul" de Caen, 1st Earl of Gloucester m. Maud Fitz Hamon AR 124-26 AR 125-26 | 3 Maud de Caen m. Ranulph de Gernon, Earl of Chester AR 125-27 | 4 Hugh de Kevelioc, Earl of Chester m. Bertrade de Montfort AR 125-28 AR 126-28 | 5 Mabel of Chester m. William de Aubigny, Earl of Arundel AR 126-29 MC 136-1 | 6 Nicole de Aubigny m. Roger de Somery MC 136-2 AR 55-28 | 7 Margaret de Somery m. Ralph Basset, Lord Basset of Drayton MC 136-3 AR 55-29 | 8 Ralph Basset, 1st Lord Basset of Drayton m. Hawise ? MC 136-4 AR 55-30 | 9 Margaret Basset m. Edmund Stafford, 1st Baron Stafford MC 136-5 AR 55-31 | 10 Sir Ralph de Stafford, 1st Earl of Stafford m. Katherine de Hastang MC 136-6 AR 55-32 | 11 Margaret Stafford m. Sir John Stafford (a cousin) AR 55-32 RD pg. 505 | 12 Joan Stafford m. John Draycote RD pg. 505 | 13 John Draycote m. Agnes Gascoigne RD pg. 505 | 14 Roger Draycote m. ? RD pg. 505 | 15 Jane Draycote m. Thomas Noel RD pg. 505 | 16 Robert Noel m. Matilda Brereton RD pg. 505 | 17 James Noel m. Elizabeth ? RD pg. 505 | 18 Dorothy Noel m. 1 William Swynfen, of Swynfen, co. Stafford RD pg. 505 | 19 Arthur Swynfen, of Duchurch, co. Warwick m. Alice Ragdale RD pg. 505 VisW 1619 H. Sewell | 20 Elizabeth Swynfen m. John Dugdale, of Shustock, co. Warwick RD pg. 505 VisW 1619 H. Sewell | | John was a son of James Dugdale of Clitherow in co. Lancashire and (?) Woodcock, a daughter of Thomas Woodcock of Clitherow. (see below) VisW 1619 | 21 Mary Dugdale (1597 - 1648) m. Richard Sewall, (d. 1637) of Nuneaton, co. Warwick RD pg. 505 VisW 1619 H. Sewell | 22 Henry Sewall, (d. ca. 1665) Secretary of the Province of Maryland m. Jane Lowe RD pg. 505 H. Sewell PA pg. 469 Click to return to Richard Sewall and Mary Dugdale.

Thanks to Eben W. Graves for the following: The Dugdale line was published by the Harleian Society in the 1619 (London, 1877, in vol. XII of the Pubs of the H.S., p. 327) and 1682-1683 (London, 1911, in vol. LXII of the Pubs &c, p. 135) visitations of Warwickshire.

Jacobus Dugdale de Clitherow in Com. Lanc. [nupt] ... filia Tho. Woodcock de Clitherow. Johannes Dugdale de Shustoke in Com. War. [1682-1683 adds: obijt 4o July 1624 sepultus apud Shustoke praedict.][nupt] Elizab. fil. Arthuri Swinfen de Dunchurch descended of Swinfen de Swinfen in Com. Staff. [1682-1683 adds: of Dunchurch in Com: War: a younger son of William Swynfen in Com. Staff. Esqr. [Their children:] Willm's Dugdale fil's et haeres aetat 14 annoru' 1619 [1682-1683 adds: aetat: 77 ann. 12 Sept: 1682 Maria uxor Ric'i Sewall de Couentria [1682-1683 adds: son of Henry Seawall Alderman of the Citty of Coventrie. [Their children:] 1. Margareta [Sewall] aet. 4 2. Maria [Sewall] aetat. 3. 3. Elizabetha [Sewall] 1. The list of Richard and Mary Sewall's children leads to the conclusion that Henry counselor of Maryland was born sometime after 1619. The Dugdale arms are: argent a cross moline and in the first quarter a torteau gules (1619, p. 326).

zikomo_1originally submitted this to Cole Brown on 10 Jan 2011

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Margaret Stafford's Timeline

Sandon, Staffordshire, England
Age 12
Age 23
Chebsy, Staffordshire, England
June 9, 1396
Age 65
Bramshall, Staffordshire, England
February 24, 1934
Age 65
February 24, 1934
Age 65
February 28, 1934
Age 65
February 28, 1934
Age 65
July 8, 1957
Age 65