BIOGRAPHY OF EDMUND STAFFORD BISHOP EXETER 1344-1419

GENERAL

Paternal Family Tree: STAFFORD

Descent English Royalty: 8G Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England

Descent French Royalty: 11G Grandson Robert "Pious" II King France

Descent Royal House of Wessex: 14G Grandson Edward "Elder" King Anglo-Saxons

EVENTS

In 1344 Edmund Stafford Bishop Exeter was born to Richard Stafford (42) and Isobel Vernon

On 15 Jan 1395 Edmund Stafford Bishop Exeter (51) was appointed as Bishop Exeter

On 16 Apr 1399 Richard II King England (32) wrote his Last Will from which the following extracts are taken … Also we bequeath to our beloved nephew Thomas Holland 1st Duke Surrey (25) ten thousand marks and to our beloved brother Edward York 1st Duke Albemarle aka Aumale, 2nd Duke York (26) two thousand marks and to our beloved brother John Holland 1st Duke Exeter (47) three thousand marks and to our faithful and beloved William Scrope 1st Earl Wiltshire (49) two thousand marks. .. we ordain and set aside for the fulfilment of all and singular the premises the sum of ninety-one thousand marks, of which sixty-five thousand marks are in the keeping of Sir John Ikelyngton and twenty-four thousand marks in the hands and keeping of our dear nephew Thomas Holland 1st Duke Surrey (25) .

.. Of this our royal testament we nominate make and depute executors the venerable fathers in Christ Richard Mitford Bishop Chichester, Bishop Salisbury, Edmund Stafford Bishop Exeter (55) , Robert Tideman of Winchcombe Bishop Llandaff, Bishop Worcester, Thomas Merke Bishop Carlisle and Guy Mone Aka Mohun Bishop St David's; our beloved brother Edward York 1st Duke Albemarle aka Aumale, 2nd Duke York (26) , our nephew Thomas Holland 1st Duke Surrey (25) , our brother John Holland 1st Duke Exeter (47) and William Scrope 1st Earl Wiltshire (49) to each of whom we bequeath a gold cup of the value of twenty pounds and our beloved and faithful clerks Master Richard Clifford Bishop Bath and Wells, Bishop Worcester, Bishop London Keeper of our Privy Seal, Master Richard Maudeleyn, Master William Fereby and Master John Ikelyngton clerks and John Lufwyk and William Serle laymen, to each of whom we will shall be paid their expenses and necessary costs while it shall happen that they or any of them are employed about the execution of our present last will, but according to the discretion of their said co-executors. ..

Whom all and singular we have charged and charge that they shall do as much as in them is for the due execution and fulfilment of this our last will as they shall wish to answer before God. We create ordain depute and make overseers of this our will the reverend fathers in Christ Roger Walden Archbishop Canterbury and Richard Scrope Archbishop York (49) , William bishop of Winchester and William abbot of the monastery of Westminster Edward York 1st Duke Albemarle aka Aumale, 2nd Duke York (26) our uncle and Henry Percy 1st Earl Northumberland (57) our cousin.

On 03 Sep 1419 Edmund Stafford Bishop Exeter (75) died

After 03 Sep 1419 Edmund Stafford Bishop Exeter was buried at Exeter Cathedral

On 04 Mar 1439 Edmund Stafford Bishop Exeter was appointed as Keeper of the Privy Seal

After 04 Mar 1439 Edmund Stafford Bishop Exeter was appointed as Lord Chancellor

ANCESTRY

Father: Richard Stafford (7G Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

GrandFather: Edmund Stafford 1st Baron Stafford

1G GrandFather: Nicholas Stafford

2G GrandFather: Robert Stafford

3G GrandFather: Hervey Stafford

4G GrandFather: Hervey Bagot

4G GrandMother: Millicent Stafford

3G GrandMother: Petronill Ferrers Stafford

2G GrandMother: Alice Corbet

1G GrandMother: Eleanor Clinton

GrandMother: Margaret Basset (6G Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

1G GrandFather: Ralph Basset 1st Baron Basset Drayton (5G Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

2G GrandFather: Ralph Basset 1st Baron Basset Drayton

3G GrandFather: Ralph Basset

4G GrandFather: Ralph Basset

2G GrandMother: Margaret Somery (4G Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

3G GrandFather: Roger Somery 2nd Baron Dudley

4G GrandFather: Ralph Somery 1st Baron Dudley

4G GrandMother: Margaret Gras

3G GrandMother: Nicole Daubigny (3G Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

4G GrandFather: William Daubigny 3rd Earl Lincoln, 3rd Earl Arundel

4G GrandMother: Mabel Gernon (2G Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

Mother: Isobel Vernon

GrandFather: Richard Vernon

1G GrandFather: Richard Vernon

2G GrandFather: Richard Vernon

3G GrandFather: William Vernon

4G GrandFather: Richard Vernon 5th Baron Shipbrook