Katherine DE HASTANG Joan Baroness Cherleton STAFFORD Margaret Baroness Audley DE AUDLEY Mini tree diagram

Ralph 1st Earl Of Stafford DE STAFFORD2,3,1

13011 - 13721

Life History


Born in Stafford, Staffordshire, England.1

before 9th Feb 1326/7

Married Katherine DE HASTANG.1


Death of Katherine DE HASTANG.1


Birth of daughter Joan Baroness Cherleton STAFFORD in Bramshall, Staffordshire, England.2,4


Died in Stafford, Staffordshire, England.1

Other facts


Married Margaret Baroness Audley DE AUDLEY


  • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
    Ralph De Stafford
    Spouse Name Margaret Audley
    [no marriage date in this index record]

    "Gilbert [Talbot] next married Joan Stafford Baroness Cherleton,daughter of Ralph De Stafford Earl Of Stafford and Margaret De AudleyBaroness Audley, before 16 Nov 1379.  (Joan Stafford BaronessCherleton was born about 1336 in Staffordshire, England and diedbefore 1379.)"
    --  Complete Peerage XII/1:614-16, transcribed by Dave Utzingerhttp://trees.ancestry.com/pt/ViewStory.aspx?tid=80902&pid=-949091737&oid=37e09888-81fb-44b7-80ad-0c91091534f4&pg=32768

    Sir Ralph Stafford
    Birth 1301 Stafford, Staffordshire, England
    Death 1372 Stafford, Staffordshire, England

    Knight of the Garter. Diplomat to many European Countries. Ralph wasborn, married and died at Stafford. He was the son of Edmund deStaffard (Baron of Stafford) and Margaret Bassett. He married firstKatherine de Hastang, by date 09 Feb 1327. She was the daughter of SirJohn Hastang. They were the parents of: Joan de Stafford (m. SirNicholas Beke), Margaret de Stafford (m. Sir John de Stafford.

    Secondly he married Margaret de Audley, whom he abducted against herparents' wishes. Her parents protested to King Edward, who approvedthe marriage, and soothed the Audleys by making her father the 1stEarl of Gloucester. Ralph and Margaret were married by 06 Jul 1336.They were the parents of: Ralph (m. Maud of Lancaster), Hugh (m.Phillipa de Beauchamp), Thomas (a clerk), Elizabeth (M. Fulk leStrange, John de Ferres, Reginald Cobham), Beatrice (m. MauriceFitzGerald, Thomas de Ros, Sir Knt Richard Burley), John (m. ?) andKatherine (m. Sir John de Sutton)

    Ralph was knighted in 1327, fought in the Battle of Sluys, the Battleof Crecy, the Seige of Vannes, and the navel Battle of Winchelsea. Heinherited lands and became wealthy at the death of his first wifeKatherine's parents without paying homage taxes, indicating hisrelationship with Edward, the King of England. As the co-heir to theCorbet family, he inherited the lordship and the Castle Caus in 1347.He was given the title of the 1st Earl of Stafford 01 Mar 1351. Hedied at Tonbridge Castle.
    (Bio supplied by Anne Shurtleff Stevens)

    Edmund de Stafford (1273 - 1308)
    Margaret Basset Pype (____ - 1337)
    Catherine Hastings Stafford (1300 - 1335)
    Margaret Audley Stafford (1310 - 1347)
    Elizabeth Stafford Cobham (____ - 1376)
    Beatrice de Stafford de Burley (____ - 1415)
    Hugh de Stafford (1344 - 1386)

    Burial Tonbridge Priory, Tonbridge, Tonbridge and Malling Borough,Kent, England

    Created by Carolyn Gray Feb 19, 2010
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #48355991,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=48355991


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