BIOGRAPHY OF HUMPHREY STAFFORD 1ST DUKE BUCKINGHAM 1402-1460

GENERAL

Paternal Family Tree: STAFFORD

Descent English Royalty: 1G Grandson Edward III King England

Descent French Royalty: 3G Grandson Philip "Fair" IV King France

Descent Royal House of Wessex: 11G Grandson Edmund "Ironside" I King England

EVENTS

On 15 Aug 1402 Humphrey Stafford 1st Duke Buckingham was born to Edmund Stafford 5th Earl Stafford (24) and Anne "Gloucester" Plantagenet (19)

On 21 Jul 1403 Humphrey Stafford 1st Duke Buckingham succeeded his father as 6th Earl Stafford (1C 1351), 7th Baron Stafford (1C 1299)

Around 1425 Humphrey Stafford was born to Humphrey Stafford 1st Duke Buckingham (22) and Anne Neville

Around 1425 Henry Stafford was born to Humphrey Stafford 1st Duke Buckingham (22) and Anne Neville

On 24 Nov 1427 John Stafford 1st Earl Wiltshire was born to Humphrey Stafford 1st Duke Buckingham (25) and Anne Neville

In 1429 Humphrey Stafford 1st Duke Buckingham (26) was appointed 145th Knight Garter: Henry VI

In Sep 1444 Humphrey Stafford 1st Duke Buckingham (42) was created 1st Duke Buckingham (1C 1444) by Henry VI King England, II King France (22) in reward many years of loyal and continuous service to the Crown.

In 1446 Anne Stafford was born to Humphrey Stafford 1st Duke Buckingham (43) and Anne Neville

On 22 May 1455 at the First Battle of St Albans. The Lancastrians Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset (49) , Henry Percy 2nd Earl Northumberland (62) , William Cotton, Thomas Clifford 8th Baron Clifford (41) and Richard Fortescue (41) were killed. Humphrey Stafford 1st Duke Buckingham (52) was wounded and captured. Henry VI King England, II King France (33) , John Dudley 1st Baron Dudley (54) and Edmund Dudley (30) were captured. Henry Beaufort 3rd Duke Somerset (19) was wounded. James Butler 1st Earl Wiltshire, 5th Earl Ormonde (34) and John Wenlock 1st Baron Wenlock (55) fought.

On 12 Oct 1459 the Battle of Ludford Bridge nearly took place at Ludford Bridge. In the event a large number of the Calais garrison refused to fight against Henry VI King England, II King France (37) who was present. The Yorkist leaders left overnight: Richard York Prince Wales (48) , the future Edward IV King England (17) , Edmund York 1st Earl Rutland (16) , Richard "Kingmaker" Neville 16th Earl Warwick, 6th Earl Salisbury (31) , Richard Neville 5th Earl Salisbury (59) and John Dinham 1st Baron Dinham (26) . Thomas Parr (52) was present. The Lancastrian army included Humphrey Stafford 1st Duke Buckingham (57) and William Fitzalan 16th Earl Arundel (41) .

On 10 Jul 1460 the Yorkist army led by the future Edward IV King England (18) and including Richard "Kingmaker" Neville 16th Earl Warwick, 6th Earl Salisbury (32) , George Neville Archbishop York (28) , William Neville 1st Earl Kent (55) , Edmund Grey 1st Earl Kent (43) , Edward Brooke 6th Baron Cobham (45) and John Scrope 5th Baron Scrope Bolton (22) defeated the Lancastrian army at Northampton during the Battle of Northampton. Henry VI King England, II King France (38) was captured. Humphrey Stafford 1st Duke Buckingham (57) , John Talbot 2nd Earl Shrewsbury, 2nd Earl Waterford (42) , Thomas Percy 1st Baron Egremont (37) and John Beaumont 1st Viscount Beaumont (50) were killed. Thomas Tresham (40) fought. William Beaumont 2nd Viscount Beaumont (22) and William Norreys (19) were knighted. Thomas "Bastard of Exeter" Holland was executed following the battle.

Humphrey Stafford 1st Duke Buckingham and Anne Neville were married

Edward Stafford was born to Humphrey Stafford 1st Duke Buckingham and Anne Neville

Catherine Stafford was born to Humphrey Stafford 1st Duke Buckingham and Anne Neville

George Stafford was born to Humphrey Stafford 1st Duke Buckingham and Anne Neville

William Stafford was born to Humphrey Stafford 1st Duke Buckingham and Anne Neville

Joan Stafford was born to Humphrey Stafford 1st Duke Buckingham and Anne Neville

Margaret Stafford was born to Humphrey Stafford 1st Duke Buckingham and Anne Neville

ANCESTRY

Father: Edmund Stafford 5th Earl Stafford (3G Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

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

1G GrandFather: Ralph Stafford 1st Earl Stafford (7G Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

2G GrandFather: Edmund Stafford 1st Baron Stafford

3G GrandFather: Nicholas Stafford

4G GrandFather: Robert Stafford

4G GrandMother: Alice Corbet

3G GrandMother: Eleanor Clinton

2G GrandMother: Margaret Basset (6G Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

3G GrandFather: Ralph Basset 1st Baron Basset Drayton (5G Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

4G GrandFather: Ralph Basset 1st Baron Basset Drayton

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

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

2G GrandFather: Hugh Audley 1st Earl Gloucester (3G Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

3G GrandFather: Hugh Audley 1st Baron Audley Stratton Audley (2G Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

4G GrandFather: James Audley

4G GrandMother: Ela Longespée (1G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

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

4G GrandFather: Edmund Mortimer 2nd Baron Mortimer Wigmore (2G Grandson John "Lackland" I King England)

4G GrandMother: Margaret Fiennes (4G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

2G GrandMother: Margaret Clare (Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

3G GrandFather: Gilbert "Red Earl" Clare 7th Earl Gloucester, 6th Earl Hertford (4G Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

4G GrandFather: Richard Clare 6th Earl Gloucester, 5th Earl Hertford (3G Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

4G GrandMother: Maud Lacy (4G Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

3G GrandMother: Joan of Acre (Daughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

4G GrandFather: Edward "Longshanks" I King England (Son Henry III King England)

4G GrandMother: Eleanor of Castile Queen Consort England (2G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

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

1G GrandFather: Thomas Beauchamp 11th Earl Warwick (5G Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

2G GrandFather: Guy Beauchamp 10th Earl Warwick

3G GrandFather: William Beauchamp 9th Earl Warwick

4G GrandFather: William Beauchamp

4G GrandMother: Isabel Maudit

3G GrandMother: Maud Fitzjohn

4G GrandFather: John Fitzpeter

4G GrandMother: Isabel Bigod

2G GrandMother: Alice Tosny (4G Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

3G GrandFather: Roger Tosny (3G Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

4G GrandFather: Ralph Tosny VI Lord Flamstead (2G Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

4G GrandMother: Petronilla Lacy

3G GrandMother: Alice Bohun

4G GrandFather: Humphrey Bohun 2nd Earl Hereford, 1st Earl Essex

4G GrandMother: Matilda Lusignan

1G GrandMother: Katherine Mortimer (4G Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England)

2G GrandFather: Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March (3G Grandson John "Lackland" I King England)

3G GrandFather: Edmund Mortimer 2nd Baron Mortimer Wigmore (2G Grandson John "Lackland" I King England)

4G GrandFather: Roger Mortimer 1st Baron Mortimer Wigmore (1G Grandson John "Lackland" I King England)

4G GrandMother: Maud Braose

3G GrandMother: Margaret Fiennes (4G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

4G GrandFather: William Fiennes

4G GrandMother: Blanche Beaumont (3G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

2G GrandMother: Joan Geneville Baroness Geneville (7G Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

3G GrandFather: Piers Geneville

4G GrandFather: Geoffrey Geneville 1st Baron Geneville

4G GrandMother: Maud Lacy

3G GrandMother: Jeanne Lusignan (6G Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

4G GrandFather: Hugh Lusignan XII Count Lusignan, VII Count La Marche, III Count Angoulême (5G Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

4G GrandMother: Jeanne Fougères

Mother: Anne "Gloucester" Plantagenet (Granddaughter Edward III King England)

GrandFather: Thomas Plantagenet 1st Duke Albemarle aka Aumale, 1st Duke Gloucester (Son Edward III King England)

1G GrandFather: Edward III King England (Son Edward II King England)

2G GrandFather: Edward II King England (Son Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

3G GrandFather: Edward "Longshanks" I King England (Son Henry III King England)

4G GrandFather: Henry III King England (Son John "Lackland" I King England)

4G GrandMother: Eleanor Provence Queen Consort England

3G GrandMother: Eleanor of Castile Queen Consort England (2G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

4G GrandFather: Ferdinand III King Castile, III King Leon (1G Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

4G GrandMother: Joan Dammartin Count Ponthieu

2G GrandMother: Isabella Capet Queen Consort England (4G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

3G GrandFather: Philip "Fair" IV King France (3G Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

4G GrandFather: Philip "Bold" III King France (2G Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

4G GrandMother: Isabella Barcelona

3G GrandMother: Joan Blois I Queen Navarre (3G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

4G GrandFather: Henry I King Navarre (4G Grandson William "Conqueror" I King England)

4G GrandMother: Blanche Capet (2G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

1G GrandMother: Philippa Hainault Queen Consort England (5G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

2G GrandFather: William Hainault I Count Hainault, III Count Avesnes, III Count Holland, II Count Zeeland (4G Grandson Stephen I King England)

3G GrandFather: John Hainault II Count Hainault, II Count Holland (3G Grandson Stephen I King England)

4G GrandFather: John Hainault I Count Hainault (4G Grandson William "Conqueror" I King England)

4G GrandMother: Adelaide Countholland (2G Granddaughter Stephen I King England)

3G GrandMother: Philippa Luxembourg (5G Granddaughter William "Conqueror" I King England)

4G GrandFather: Henry "Great" Luxembourg V Count Luxembourg, III Count Namur

4G GrandMother: Margaret Bar (4G Granddaughter William "Conqueror" I King England)

2G GrandMother: Joan Valois (4G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

3G GrandFather: Charles Valois I Count Valois (3G Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

4G GrandFather: Philip "Bold" III King France (2G Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

4G GrandMother: Isabella Barcelona

3G GrandMother: Margaret Capet (3G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

4G GrandFather: Charles II King Naples (2G Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

4G GrandMother: Mary Unknown

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

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

2G GrandFather: William Bohun 1st Earl Northampton (Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

3G GrandFather: Humphrey Bohun 4th Earl Hereford, 3rd Earl Essex

4G GrandFather: Humphrey Bohun 3rd Earl Hereford, 2nd Earl Essex

4G GrandMother: Maud Fiennes

3G GrandMother: Elizabeth Plantagenet (Daughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

4G GrandFather: Edward "Longshanks" I King England (Son Henry III King England)

4G GrandMother: Eleanor of Castile Queen Consort England (2G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

2G GrandMother: Elizabeth Badlesmere (4G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

3G GrandFather: Bartholomew Badlesmere 1st Baron Badlesmere

4G GrandFather: Gunselin Badlesmere

4G GrandMother: Joan Fitzbernard

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

4G GrandFather: Thomas Clare (4G Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

4G GrandMother: Juliana Fitzgerald (2G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

1G GrandMother: Joan Fitzalan (2G Granddaughter Henry III King England)

2G GrandFather: Richard Fitzalan 10th Earl Arundel, 8th Earl Surrey (5G Grandson John "Lackland" I King England)

3G GrandFather: Edmund Fitzalan 9th Earl Arundel (4G Grandson John "Lackland" I King England)

4G GrandFather: Richard Fitzalan 8th Earl Arundel (3G Grandson John "Lackland" I King England)

4G GrandMother: Alice Saluzzo

3G GrandMother: Alice Warenne

4G GrandFather: William Warenne

4G GrandMother: Joan Vere

2G GrandMother: Eleanor Plantagenet (1G Granddaughter Henry III King England)

3G GrandFather: Henry Plantagenet 3rd Earl Leicester, 3rd Earl Lancaster (Grandson Henry III King England)

4G GrandFather: Edmund Crouchback Plantagenet 1st Earl Leicester, 1st Earl Lancaster (Son Henry III King England)

4G GrandMother: Blanche Capet (2G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

3G GrandMother: Maud Chaworth

4G GrandFather: Patrick Chaworth

4G GrandMother: Isabella Beauchamp