BIOGRAPHY OF EDWARD STAFFORD 2ND EARL WILTSHIRE 1470-1499

Paternal Family Tree

Descent English Royalty: 3G Grandson Edward III King England

Descent French Royalty: 5G Grandson Philip "Fair" IV King France

Descent Royal House of Wessex: 13G Grandson Edmund "Ironside" I King England

EVENTS

On 07 Apr 1470 Edward Stafford 2nd Earl Wiltshire was born to John Stafford 1st Earl Wiltshire (42) and Constance Green

On 08 May 1473 Edward Stafford 2nd Earl Wiltshire (3) succeeded 2nd Earl Wiltshire (4C 1470)

On 18 Apr 1475 Edward Stafford 2nd Earl Wiltshire (5) was appointed as Knight of the Bath

On 06 Jul 1483 Richard III King England (30) was crowned III King England: Plantagenet York by Cardinal Thomas Bourchier (65) at Westminster Abbey. Anne Neville Queen Consort England (27) was appointed as Queen Consort England. John Howard 1st Duke Norfolk (58) was appointed as Lord High Steward. William Brandon (58) , Thomas Fitzalan 17th Earl Arundel (33) , Thomas St Leger (43) , Richard Hastings 9th Baron Willoughby Eresby (50) , Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England (46) , Elizabeth York (39) , Giles Daubeney 1st Baron Daubeney and Humphrey Dacre 1st Baron Dacre Gilsland (59) attended. Robert Dymoke (22) attended as the Kings's Champion. Edmund Grey 1st Earl Kent (66) carried The Pointed Sword of Justice. Thomas Howard 2nd Duke Norfolk (40) carried the Crown. Francis Lovell 1st Viscount Lovell (27) carried the Third Sword of State. John Pole 2nd Duke Suffolk (40) carried the Sceptre. John Pole 1st Earl Lincoln (21) carried the Cross and Ball. Henry Stafford his grandfather 2nd Duke Buckingham (28) carried the king's train. Edward Stafford 2nd Earl Wiltshire (13) bore the Queen's Crown. Thomas King Mann (48) carried the Lord High Constable's Mace. Margaret Beaufort (40) held Queen Anne's train. Henry Percy 5th Earl Northumberland (5) carried The Blunt Sword of Mercy. Christopher Willoughby 10th Baron Willoughby Eresby (30) was appointed as Knight of the Bath. [Coronation of Richard III]

On 08 Sep 1483 Edward York Prince Wales (9) was created Prince Wales, Earl Chester (6C 1483) at York Minster at an event attended by Richard III King England (30) , Anne Neville Queen Consort England (27) and Edward Stafford 2nd Earl Wiltshire (13) . Edward "Last Plantagenet" York his mother 17th Earl Warwick (8) and John York (11) were knighted [Edward of Middleham created Prince of Wales].

On 30 Jun 1484 Edward Stafford 2nd Earl Wiltshire (14) was licensed to enter his lands

On 25 Nov 1487 Elizabeth York Queen Consort England (21) was crowned as Queen Consort England at Westminster Abbey (Coronation of Elizabeth of York). The ceremony was attended by Giles Daubeney 1st Baron Daubeney,Edward Stafford 2nd Earl Wiltshire (17) , Christopher Willoughby 10th Baron Willoughby Eresby (34) , Giles Daubeney 1st Baron Daubeney, Richard Woodville 3rd Earl Rivers (34) , William Herbert 2nd Earl Pembroke (36) and Thomas Fitzalan 17th Earl Arundel (37) who carried the Rod and Dove.

After 13 Jul 1494 Edward Stafford 2nd Earl Wiltshire and Margaret Grey were married

On 17 Jun 1497 Edward Stafford 2nd Earl Wiltshire (27) , Henry Willoughby (46) and Thomas Fiennes 8th Baron Dacre Gilsland (25) fought at Deptford (Battle of Blackheath aka Cornish Rebellion: Crown). Giles Brugge 6th Baron Chandos (35) , John Hussey 1st Baron Hussey Sleaford (32) , Robert Sheffield (35) , Edward Stanhope (35) and Robert Constable (19) were knighted. John Dinham 1st Baron Dinham (64) acted as judge. Thomas West 8th Baron De La Warr, 5th Baron West (40) commanded.

On 11 Sep 1498 Edward Stafford 2nd Earl Wiltshire (28) entertained Henry VII King England and Ireland (41) at Drayton House

On 24 Mar 1499 Edward Stafford 2nd Earl Wiltshire (28) died at Drayton House

After 24 Mar 1499 Edward Stafford 2nd Earl Wiltshire was buried at St Peter's Church

ANCESTRY

Father: John Stafford 1st Earl Wiltshire (2G Grandson Edward III King England)

GrandFather: Humphrey Stafford 1st Duke Buckingham (1G Grandson Edward III King England)

2G GrandFather: Edmund Stafford his brother 5th Earl Stafford (3G Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

3G GrandFather: Hugh Stafford 2nd Earl Stafford (2G Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

4G GrandFather: Ralph Stafford 1st Earl Stafford

5G GrandFather: Edmund Stafford 1st Baron Stafford

5G GrandMother: Margaret Basset

4G GrandMother: Margaret Audley 2nd Baron Audley Stratton Audley (1G Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

5G GrandFather: Hugh Audley 1st Earl Gloucester (3G Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

5G GrandMother: Margaret Clare (Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

3G GrandMother: Philippa Beauchamp (5G Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England)

4G GrandFather: Thomas Beauchamp 11th Earl Warwick (5G Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

5G GrandFather: Guy Beauchamp 10th Earl Warwick

5G GrandMother: Alice Tosny (4G Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

4G GrandMother: Katherine Mortimer (4G Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England)

5G GrandFather: Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March (3G Grandson John "Lackland" I King England)

5G GrandMother: Joan Geneville Joan 02 Baron Geneville (7G Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

2G GrandMother: Anne "Gloucester" Plantagenet (Granddaughter Edward III King England)

3G GrandFather: Thomas Plantagenet 1st Duke Aumale, and around the same time 1st Duke Gloucester (Son Edward III King England)

4G GrandFather: Edward III King England (Son Edward II King England)

5G GrandFather: Edward II King England (Son Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

5G GrandMother: Isabella Capet Queen Consort England (4G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

4G GrandMother: Philippa Hainault Queen Consort England (5G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

5G GrandFather: William Hainault I Count Hainault, III Count Avesnes, III Count Holland, II Count Zeeland (4G Grandson Stephen I King England)

5G GrandMother: Joan Valois (4G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

3G GrandMother: Eleanor Bohun (2G Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

4G GrandFather: Humphrey Bohun his uncle 7th Earl Hereford, 6th Earl Essex, his father 2nd Earl Northampton (1G Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

5G GrandFather: William Bohun 1st Earl Northampton (Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

5G GrandMother: Elizabeth Badlesmere (4G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

4G GrandMother: Joan Fitzalan (2G Granddaughter Henry III King England)

5G GrandFather: Richard Fitzalan 10th Earl Arundel, 8th Earl Surrey (5G Grandson John "Lackland" I King England)

5G GrandMother: Eleanor Plantagenet (1G Granddaughter Henry III King England)

GrandMother: Anne Neville (1G Granddaughter Edward III King England)

2G GrandFather: Ralph Neville 1st Earl Westmoreland (5G Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

3G GrandFather: John Neville 3rd Baron Neville Raby (4G Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

4G GrandFather: Ralph Neville 2nd Baron Neville Raby (4G Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

5G GrandFather: Ralph Neville 1st Baron Neville Raby

5G GrandMother: Euphemia Clavering (3G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

4G GrandMother: Alice Audley (3G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

5G GrandFather: Hugh Audley 1st Baron Audley Stratton Audley (2G Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

5G GrandMother: Isolde Mortimer (3G Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England)

3G GrandMother: Maud Percy (5G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

4G GrandFather: Henry Percy 2nd Baron Percy (5G Grandson John "Lackland" I King England)

5G GrandFather: Henry Percy 1st Baron Percy

5G GrandMother: Eleanor Fitzalan (4G Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England)

4G GrandMother: Idonia Clifford (4G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

5G GrandFather: Robert Clifford 1st Baron Clifford

5G GrandMother: Maud Clare (3G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

2G GrandMother: Joan Beaufort (Granddaughter Edward III King England)

3G GrandFather: John Lancaster 1st Duke Lancaster (Son Edward III King England)

4G GrandFather: Edward III King England (Son Edward II King England)

5G GrandFather: Edward II King England (Son Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

5G GrandMother: Isabella Capet Queen Consort England (4G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

4G GrandMother: Philippa Hainault Queen Consort England (5G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

5G GrandFather: William Hainault I Count Hainault, III Count Avesnes, III Count Holland, II Count Zeeland (4G Grandson Stephen I King England)

5G GrandMother: Joan Valois (4G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

3G GrandMother: Katherine Roet

4G GrandFather: Giles "Payne" Roet

Mother: Constance Green

GrandFather: Henry Green