GENERAL

Paternal Family Tree

Descent English Royalty: 7G Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England

Descent French Royalty: 10G Grandson Robert "Pious" II King France

Descent Royal House of Wessex: 13G Grandson Edward "Elder" King Anglo-Saxons

EVENTS

On 24 Sep 1301 Ralph Stafford 1st Earl Stafford was born to Edmund Stafford 1st Baron Stafford (29) and Margaret Basset (21)

On 26 Aug 1308 Ralph Stafford 1st Earl Stafford (6) succeeded 2nd Baron Stafford (1C 1299)

Around 1326 Ralph Stafford 1st Earl Stafford (24) and Katherine Hastings (22) were married

In 1331 Margaret Stafford was born to Ralph Stafford 1st Earl Stafford (29) and Katherine Hastings (27) at Sandon

On 12 Aug 1332 Battle of Dupplin Moor was fought between the supporters of the infant David II King Scotland (8) , son of Robert "The Bruce" I King Scotland (58) , and the supporters of Edward I King Scotland (49) , supported by the English. The Bruce army included Thomas Randolph 2nd Earl Moray, Robert Bruce, Domhnall Mar II Earl Mar. The Balliol army included David III Strathbogie 11th Earl Atholl, Ralph Stafford 1st Earl Stafford (30) , Thomas Ughtred 1st Baron Ughtred (40) and Walter Manny 1st Baron Manny. The battle is notable for being the first to use dismounted men-at-arms supported by archers; a formation that would bring repeated success to the English both in Scotland and France.

Around 1336 Hugh Stafford 2nd Earl Stafford was born to Ralph Stafford 1st Earl Stafford (34) and Margaret Audley 2nd Baron Audley Stratton Audley (18) at Staffordshire

Before 06 Jul 1336 Ralph Stafford 1st Earl Stafford abducted Margaret Audley 2nd Baron Audley Stratton Audley. She being the heir of the very wealthy Hugh Audley 1st Earl Gloucester; considerably more wealthy than Ralph. Edward III King England was sympathetic despite the complaint of her father since Ralph had been one of Edward III King England's key supporters during the plot to arrest Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March. Margaret Audley 2nd Baron Audley Stratton Audley's father was subsequently created Earl as a quid pro quo.

Before 06 Jul 1336 Ralph Stafford 1st Earl Stafford and Margaret Audley 2nd Baron Audley Stratton Audley were married

In 1337 Hugh Audley 1st Earl Gloucester (46) was created 1st Earl Gloucester (3C 1337) by Edward III King England (24) as compensation for his daughter Margaret Audley 2nd Baron Audley Stratton Audley (19) having been abducted by Ralph Stafford 1st Earl Stafford (35) .

Around 1340 Elizabeth Stafford was born to Ralph Stafford 1st Earl Stafford (38) and Margaret Audley 2nd Baron Audley Stratton Audley (22) at Staffordshire

On 24 Jun 1340 Edward III King England (27) attacked the French fleet at anchor during the Battle of Sluys capturing more than 200 ships, killing around 18000 French. The English force included John Beauchamp 1st Baron Beauchamp Warwick (24) , William Bohun 1st Earl Northampton (30) , Henry Scrope 1st Baron Scrope Masham (27) , William Latimer 4th Baron Latimer Corby (10) , John Lisle 2nd Baron Lisle (22) , Ralph Stafford 1st Earl Stafford (38) , Henry Plantagenet 1st Duke Lancaster (30) , Walter Manny 1st Baron Manny and Richard Pembridge. Thomas Monthermer 2nd Baron Monthermer died from wounds.

In 1341 Beatrice Stafford was born to Ralph Stafford 1st Earl Stafford (39) and Margaret Audley 2nd Baron Audley Stratton Audley (23) at Staffordshire

In 1344 Joan Stafford was born to Ralph Stafford 1st Earl Stafford (42) and Margaret Audley 2nd Baron Audley Stratton Audley (26) at Staffordshire

On 23 Apr 1344 Ralph Stafford 1st Earl Stafford (42) was appointed 5th Knight Garter: Founder

Around 1348 Katherine Stafford was born to Ralph Stafford 1st Earl Stafford (46) and Margaret Audley 2nd Baron Audley Stratton Audley (30) at Staffordshire

On 05 Mar 1350 Ralph Stafford 1st Earl Stafford (48) was created 1st Earl Stafford (1C 1351)

On 31 Aug 1372 Ralph Stafford 1st Earl Stafford (70) died

Joan Stafford was born to Ralph Stafford 1st Earl Stafford and Katherine Hastings

Ralph Stafford was born to Ralph Stafford 1st Earl Stafford and Margaret Audley 2nd Baron Audley Stratton Audley

ANCESTRY

Father: Edmund Stafford 1st Baron Stafford

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

GrandMother: Eleanor Clinton

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

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

5G 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, Earl Arundel

5G GrandFather: William Daubigny 2nd Earl Lincoln, Earl Arundel

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

5G GrandFather: Hugh de Kevelioc Gernon 5th Earl Chester (1G Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

5G GrandMother: Bertrade Montfort