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Sir Humphrey Stafford, Kt.

Birthdate: (59)
Birthplace: Grafton, Worcestershire, England
Death: July 8, 1486 (55-63)
Tyburn, Middlesex, England (Executed)
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Humphrey Stafford, II and Eleanor Stafford
Husband of Catherine Stafford
Father of Margarita Stafford; Sir Humphrey Stafford, Kt., of Blatherwycke; Joyce Constable; William Stafford; Anne de Neville, Baroness Latimer and 3 others
Brother of Elizabeth Beauchamp; Joyce Constable and Anne Stafford, Baroness Clinton of Marstoke
Half brother of NN Stafford

Occupation: Knight, Knight of Grafton, Yorkist Leader in the late War of the Roses, SIR KNIGHT
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About Sir Humphrey Stafford, Kt.

Humphrey Stafford inherited Grafton and Upton Warren in 1449 “50.[1] He fought at the Battle of Bosworth with Richard III.

Stafford and Lovell Rebellion:

Sir Humphrey Stafford, and his brother Thomas Stafford, joined by Francis Lovell, 1st Viscount Lovell, led the inauspicious Stafford and Lovell Rebellion in 1486.[2]

The conspirators hoped to restore the Yorkist monarchy. While Lord Lovell went to Yorkshire, the brothers Stafford went to the Midlands. On 23 April 1486, after a failed attempt to seize Henry VII in York, Lord Lovell escaped to Burgundy. In the meantime, the Stafford brothers rebellion in Worcester had failed, in part due to lack of planning and in part due to the fact that King Henry had some support in that area.

During this time Henry was on a nationwide tour of the country. As soon as he advanced towards Worcester in order to eliminate Yorkist support, on 11 May 1486 the Stafford brothers again fled to sanctuary, this time at Culham.[3]

Stafford's arrest and execution[edit]

Despite the fact that Stafford had sought sanctuary at the church in Culham, King Henry VII decided to force Stafford to kiss his feet. Stafford was forcibly removed from his sanctuary on the night of 13 May by John Barrowman and one follower.[4] Henry then ordered the execution of Humphrey Stafford of Grafton, but pardoned the younger Thomas Stafford.

The arrest prompted a series of protests to Pope Innocent VIII over the breaking of sanctuary; these resulted in a Papal bull in August which severely limited the rights of sanctuary, excluding it completely in cases of treason, thereby vindicating the King's actions.

Humphrey was executed at Tyburn on 8 July 1486.

Marriage and family

Humphrey Stafford married Catherine Fray (1437–1482), the daughter of Sir John Fray, Chief Baron of the Exchequer, by Agnes Danvers (d. June 1478), the daughter of Sir John Danvers (died c.1448) in 1452, in Grafton, Worcestershire.

Humphrey and Catherine had eight children:

Anne Stafford, married Richard Neville, 2nd Baron Latimer

Joyce Stafford

Margarita Stafford (1456-1530)

Elizabeth Stafford (b. circa 1465)

William Stafford (d. 1556)

Thomas Stafford (b. circa 1450)

Henry Stafford (1455-1384)

Humphrey Stafford (died 1545) of Blatherwick, Northumberland

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From Jorge Castell's page on Humphrey Stafford of Grafton:

http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/STAFFORD2.htm#Humphrey STAFFORD of Grafton (Sir Knight)2

Humphrey STAFFORD of Grafton (Sir Knight)

Born: ABT 1427, Grafton, Worcestershire, England

Died: 8 Jul 1486, Tyburn

Father: Humphrey STAFFORD of Grafton (Sir Knight)

Mother: Eleanor AYLESBURY

Married: Catherine FRAY (b. 1437 - d. 1482) (dau. of Sir John Fray, Chief Baron of the Exchecker, and Agnes Danvers) 1452, Grafton, Worcestershire, England

Children:

1. Anne STAFFORD (B. Latimer)

2. Joyce STAFFORD

3. Humphrey STAFFORD of Blatherwycke

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From the Celtic Casimir online family tree:

http://www.celtic-casimir.com/webtree/21/59962.htm

Humphrey III STAFFORD Sir Kt.

Born: Abt 1427, Grafton, Worcester, England

Married: Unknown, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England

Died: 8 Jul 1486, Tyburn, London, England

Buried: Greyfriars, London, England

Cause of his death was hanged, drawn and quartered.

General Notes:

!NOTE: Weis, Ancestral Roots, 7th ed., line 187-11.

!NOTE: Additional information provided by a sketch of the various Stafford families, submitted to Gen-Medieval digest 20 Oct 1999 ("Stafford pt. 1") by Doug Gentile, provided originally by Rah Williams <rah.williams@virgin.net>.

Marriage Information:

Humphrey married Katherine FREY on an unknown date in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England. (Katherine FREY was born about 1438 in England and died on 12 May 1482 in England.)

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From Darryl Lundy's Peerage page on Humphrey Stafford:

http://thepeerage.com/p10733.htm#i107326

Humphrey Stafford1

M, #107326

Last Edited=28 Dec 2008

Humphrey Stafford lived at Grafton, Worcestershire, England.1

Child of Humphrey Stafford

1.Anne Stafford+1

Citations

1.[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 2, page 2246. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.


From Jorge Castell's page on Humphrey Stafford of Grafton:

http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/STAFFORD2.htm#Humphrey STAFFORD of Grafton (Sir Knight)2

Humphrey STAFFORD of Grafton (Sir Knight)

Born: ABT 1427, Grafton, Worcestershire, England

Died: 8 Jul 1486, Tyburn

Father: Humphrey STAFFORD of Grafton (Sir Knight)

Mother: Eleanor AYLESBURY

Married: Catherine FRAY (b. 1437 - d. 1482) (dau. of Sir John Fray, Chief Baron of the Exchecker, and Agnes Danvers) 1452, Grafton, Worcestershire, England

Children:

1. Anne STAFFORD (B. Latimer)

2. Joyce STAFFORD

3. Humphrey STAFFORD of Blatherwycke

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From the Celtic Casimir online family tree:

http://www.celtic-casimir.com/webtree/21/59962.htm

Humphrey III STAFFORD Sir Kt.

Born: Abt 1427, Grafton, Worcester, England

Married: Unknown, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England

Died: 8 Jul 1486, Tyburn, London, England

Buried: Greyfriars, London, England

Cause of his death was hanged, drawn and quartered.

General Notes:

!NOTE: Weis, Ancestral Roots, 7th ed., line 187-11.

!NOTE: Additional information provided by a sketch of the various Stafford families, submitted to Gen-Medieval digest 20 Oct 1999 ("Stafford pt. 1") by Doug Gentile, provided originally by Rah Williams <rah.williams@virgin.net>.

Marriage Information:

Humphrey married Katherine FREY on an unknown date in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England. (Katherine FREY was born about 1438 in England and died on 12 May 1482 in England.)

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From Darryl Lundy's Peerage page on Humphrey Stafford:

http://thepeerage.com/p10733.htm#i107326

Humphrey Stafford1

M, #107326

Last Edited=28 Dec 2008

Humphrey Stafford lived at Grafton, Worcestershire, England.1

Child of Humphrey Stafford

1.Anne Stafford+1

Citations

1.[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 2, page 2246. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humphrey_Stafford_(died_1486)_

Humphrey Stafford (died 1486) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Sir Humphrey Stafford was an English nobleman who took part in the war of the Roses on the Yorkist side and was executed by Henry VII for his support of Richard III.

Contents [hide] 1 Early life 2 Stafford and Lovell Rebellion 3 Stafford's arrest and execution 4 Marriage and family 5 References Early life[edit] Humphrey Stafford was born about 1427 in Grafton, Worcestershire, son of Sir Humprey Stafford (1400 - c.1467), Governor of Calais and Eleanor Aylesbury (1407- c.1467).

Humphrey Stafford inherited Grafton and Upton Warren in 1449–50.[1] He fought at the Battle of Bosworth with Richard III.

Stafford and Lovell Rebellion[edit] Main article: Stafford and Lovell Rebellion Sir Humphrey Stafford, and his brother Thomas Stafford, joined by Francis Lovell, 1st Viscount Lovell, led the inauspicious Stafford and Lovell Rebellion in 1486.[2]

The conspirators hoped to restore the Yorkist monarchy. While Lord Lovell went to Yorkshire, the brothers Stafford went to the Midlands. On 23 April 1486, after a failed attempt to seize Henry VII in York, Lord Lovell escaped to Burgundy. In the meantime, the Stafford brotherss rebellion in Worcester had failed, in part due to lack of planning and in part due to the fact that King Henry had some support in that area.

During this time Henry was on a nationwide tour of the country. As soon as he advanced towards Worcester in order to eliminate Yorkist support, on 11 May 1486 the Stafford brothers again fled to sanctuary, this time at Culham.[3]

Stafford's arrest and execution[edit] Despite the fact that Stafford had sought sanctuary at the church in Culham, King Henry VII decided to force Stafford to kiss his feet. Stafford was forcibly removed from his sanctuary on the night of 13 May by John Barrowman and one follower.[4] Henry then ordered the execution of Humphrey Stafford of Grafton, but pardoned the younger Thomas Stafford.

The arrest prompted a series of protests to Pope Innocent VIII over the breaking of sanctuary; these resulted in a Papal bull in August which severely limited the rights of sanctuary, excluding it completely in cases of treason, thereby vindicating the King's actions.

Humphrey was executed at Tyburn on 8 July 1486.

Marriage and family[edit] Humphrey Stafford married Catherine Fray (1437–1482), the daughter of Sir John Fray, Chief Baron of the Exchequer, by Agnes Danvers (d. June 1478), the daughter of Sir John Danvers (died c.1448) in 1452, in Grafton, Worcestershire.

Humphrey and Catherine had eight children:

Anne Stafford, married Richard Neville, 2nd Baron Latimer Joyce Stafford Margarita Stafford (1456-1530) Elizabeth Stafford (b. circa 1465) William Stafford (d. 1556) Thomas Stafford (b. circa 1450) Henry Stafford (1455-1384) Humphrey Stafford (died 1545) of Blatherwick, Northumberland References[edit] Jump up ^ Parishes: Grafton Manor, A History of the County of Worcester: volume 3 (1913), pp. 123-127. Jump up ^ Richardson, Douglas (2011). Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, ed. Kimball G. Everingham I (2nd ed.). Salt Lake City. ISBN 1449966373 Jump up ^ Williams 1928, p. 186; Stanley Bertram Chrimes, Henry VII. -, Berkeley, ISBN 0-520-02266-1, 0520022661 p71 Jump up ^ Williams 1928, p. 186.

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Sir Humphrey Stafford, Kt.'s Timeline

1427
1427
Grafton, Worcestershire, England
1450
1450
Age 23
1455
September 4, 1455
Age 28
Abergavenny Castle, Monmouthshire, Wales
1456
1456
Age 29
Gloucestershire, England
1456
Age 29
Northamptonshire, England
1461
1461
Age 34
Blatherwycke, Northamptonshire, England
1464
1464
Age 37
Grafton, Worcestershire, England
1465
1465
Age 38
Blatherwick, Northamptonshire, England
1471
1471
Age 44
Towcester, Northamptonshire, England, UK