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Margaret de Stafford

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.

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.

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.[13]

From: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_de_Stafford

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  • Margaret Stafford1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13
  • F, #12873, b. before 1364, d. 9 June 1396
  • Father Sir Hugh Stafford, 2nd Earl Stafford, 3rd Lord Stafford, Lord Audley, Lord of Tonbridge & Caus2,3,4,5,6,14,8,9,10,11,15,13 b. c 1342, d. 16 Oct 1386
  • Mother Philippa de Beauchamp2,3,6,14,11,15 b. c 1345, d. b 6 Apr 1386
  • Margaret Stafford was born before 1364. She and Sir Ralph Neville, 1st Earl Westmoreland, 4th Baron Neville obtained a marriage license on 19 June 1382; Date of Papal Dispensation, being related in the 3rd degree of kindred. They had 2 sons (Sir John, & Sir Ralph) and 6 daughters (Maud, wife of Peter, 5th Lord Mauley; Alice, wife of Sir Thomas Gray; Philippe, wife of Sir Thomas, 6th Lord Dacre of Gilsland; Elizabeth, a Minoress nun; Anne, wife of Sir Gilbert Umfreville; & Margaret, wife of Sir Richard, 3rd Lord Scrope of Bolton, & of William Cressener, Esq.).2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13 Margaret Stafford died on 9 June 1396; Buried at Brancepeth, Durham.2,6,11
  • Family Sir Ralph Neville, 1st Earl Westmoreland, 4th Baron Neville b. bt 1364 - 1367, d. 21 Oct 1425
  • Children
    • Margaret Neville+2,16,6,8,11,13 d. c 1464
    • Alice Neville+17,2,4,6,9,11 d. a 22 Aug 1453
    • Anne Neville18,2,5,6,10,11
    • Philippa Neville+19,2,20,6,21,11 d. bt 8 Jul 1453 - 5 Jan 1458
    • Maud de Neville22,2 b. c 1383, d. Oct 1438
    • Sir John Neville, Captain of Verneuil, Keeper of Roxburgh Castle+23,2,6,11 b. c 1387, d. c 20 May 1420
    • Sir Ralph Neville+24,2,25,6,26,11 b. c 1391, d. 26 Feb 1458
  • Citations
  • [S3620] Unknown author, Magna Charta Sureties, 1215, by F. L. Weis, 4th Ed., p. 11, 148; Plantagenet Ancestry of 17th Century Colonists, by David Faris, p. 203.
  • [S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 540-544.
  • [S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 672-673.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 257.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 119.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 246-247.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, p. 75.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, p. 198.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 108-109.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. IV, p. 18.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. IV, p. 232.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. V, p. 13.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. V, p. 166.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, p. 74.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. V, p. 11.
  • [S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 645.
  • [S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 354.
  • [S11568] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, Vol. I, p. 151-2.
  • [S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 250-251.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 16.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. II, p. 372.
  • [S11568] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, Vol. VIII, p. 569-571.
  • [S11568] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, Vol. XII/2, p. 548.
  • [S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 348.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 244.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 76.
  • From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p429.htm#i12873

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  • Lady Margaret de Stafford
  • F, #2093, b. circa 1364, d. 9 June 1396
  • Last Edited=28 Aug 2014
  • Consanguinity Index=0.48%
  • 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 St. Brandon's Church, Brancepeth, County Durham, England, However, there is some doubt if the tomb at Brancepeth actually contained her or Margaret de Cobham, wife of the 2nd Earl of Westmorland.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
    • Lady Maud Neville4 d. Oct 1438
    • Lady Philippe Neville+4 d. bt 8 Jul 1453 - 5 Jan 1458
    • Lady Elizabeth Neville4
    • Lady Margaret Neville+4 d. bt 4 Mar 1464 - 3 Mar 1465
    • Lady Anastasia Neville4
    • Lady Anne de Neville5
    • Lady Alice Neville+4 b. c 1384
    • John de Neville, Lord Neville+6 b. b 1387, d. b 20 May 1420
    • Ralph de Neville+4 b. c 1392, d. 25 Feb 1458
  • Citations
  • [S125] Richard Glanville-Brown, online <e-mail address>, Richard Glanville-Brown (RR 2, Milton, Ontario, Canada), downloaded 17 August 2005.
  • [S8] BP1999 volume 1, page 14. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S8]
  • [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.
  • [S8] BP1999. [S8]
  • [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume I, page 152.
  • [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume IX, page 504.
  • From: http://www.thepeerage.com/p210.htm#i2093

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  • Margaret STAFFORD (C. Westmoreland)
  • Born: ABT 1364/5, Stafford, England, or in Brancepeth, Durham, England
  • Died: 9 Jun 1396, Castle Raby, Durham, England
  • Buried: Jun 1396, Brancepeth Castle, Durham, England
  • Father: Hugh STAFFORD (2º E. Stafford)
  • Mother: Phillippa BEAUCHAMP (C. Stafford)
  • Married: Ralph NEVILLE (1° E. Westmoreland) ABT 1382, Stafford, Staffordshire, England
  • Children:
    • 1. Maud NEVILLE (B. Mauley) (b. ABT 1383 - d. Oct 1438)
    • 2. Alice NEVILLE
    • 3. Anne NEVILLE
    • 4. Phillippa NEVILLE (B. Gillesland)
    • 5. John NEVILLE (Sir)
    • 6. Elizabeth NEVILLE (b. ABT 1389)
    • 7. Ralph NEVILLE (Sir Knight)
    • 8. Margaret NEVILLE (B. Scrope of Bolton)
    • 9. Anastasia NEVILLE (b. ABT 1395)
  • From: http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/STAFFORD1.htm#Margaret STAFFORD (C. Westmoreland)

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  • Margaret de Stafford Neville
  • Birth: May, 1364 Brancepeth, County Durham, England
  • Death: 1396 Staindrop, County Durham, England
  • Margaret de Stafford de Neville
  • Margaret de Stafford was born in Brancepeth, County Durham, England. She was the second daughter of Sir Hugh de Stafford, 2nd Earl of Stafford and Philippa de Beauchamp. She married Ralph de Neville in 1382. She and Ralph de Neville were parents of eight children:
    • Maud de Neville (d. October 1438), married Piers de Mauley, 5th Baron Mauley
    • Alice de Neville, married first Sir Thomas Grey of Heton; married second Sir Gilbert Lancaster
    • Philippa de Neville, married Thomas Dacre, 6th Baron Dacre
    • John de Neville, Lord Neville (d. 1420)
    • Sir Ralph Neville, married Mary Ferrers, daughter of Sir Robert Ferrers and had issue
    • Elizabeth de Neville, a nun
    • Anne de Neville, married Sir Gilbert Umfraville
    • Margaret de Neville, married first Richard Scrope, 3rd Baron Scrope of Bolton, married second William Cressoner
  • She died at Raby Castle, and is interned in St Brandon Church, County Durham, England. Her effigies are in the Collegiate Church at Staindrop, Durham, England.
  • (This bio and memorial was created for Margaret de Stafford by 14th great granddaughter, Audrey DeCamp Hoffman)
  • This is a cenotaph. Per Brancepeth Archives, the effigy at Staindrop is the burial site of Sir Ralph de Neville, neither of his wives are buried with him. Margaret de Stafford de Neville, the first wife of Sir Ralph was buried at Brancepeth where her wooden tomb, built above her actual grave in the centre of the chancel of St. Brandon's Church in front of the altar.
  • Burial: St Mary Churchyard, Staindrop, Durham Unitary Authority, County Durham, England
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 84257378
  • From: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=84257378

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1364
May 1364
Brancepeth, Durham, England
1383
1383
Age 18
Raby with Keverstone, Durham, United Kingdom
1384
1384
Age 19
Probably Raby, County Durham, England
1384
Age 19
Staindrop, County Durham, England
1386
1386
Age 21
Raby Castle, Durham, England
1387
1387
Age 22
County Durham, England
1389
1389
Age 24
Of,Raby,Durham,England
1392
1392
Age 27
Staindrop, Durham, England
1396
June 9, 1396
Age 32
Raby-Keverstone Castle, Staindrop, Durham, England