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Stafford 3: Stafford of Bishop's Frome, Stafford of Bromshull or Bromshill, etc, Stafford of Grafton, Stafford of Hooke, Stafford of Sandon, Stafford of Southwick

1 The relation of some branches of this family are still uncertain but shown as on the IGI .
2 The IGI and various web sites refer to the next few generations as 'of Sandon'. However, some other web sites mention Bromshull, spelled variously as Bromshall or Bromshill or Bramshall or Bramshill. BE1883 Stafford of Suthwik and Devon starts with Sir John, son of William of Bromshull "and a descendant of Hervey Bagot and Milicent Stafford" who are shown on Stafford01 as great-parents of the following William. BE1883 also shows that Sir John's younger son Ralph was, by Margaret Stafford, ancestor of the Staffords of Grafton. The IGI and various web sites show that Ralph as son of Sir John of Sandon.
William Stafford of Sandon = ? William Stafford of Bromshull b 1278, d 1307
m Isabella Stafford dau of Robert de Stafford identified by the IGI and some web sites
1. Sir John Stafford of Sandon = Sir John Stafford of Bromshull
m1 Katherine Hastings mentioned by the IGI
m2 Margaret Stafford dau of Ralph de Stafford, 1st Earl of Stafford
IGI suggests that Margaret was sister rather than daughter of the 1st Earl but on this we provisionally follow BE1883. Douglas Richardson author of various genealogy-related books including 'Plantagenet Ancestry' has suggested that Ralph, at least, may have been illegitimate, implying that either Sir John & Margaret never married or that Ralph and presumably also Humphrey were born before they married.
A. Sir Humphrey Stafford
IGI shows this Sir Humphrey as third son of Edmund de Stafford, 1st Lord. BE1883 shows him as the heir of Sir John son of William of Bromshull and elder brother of the Ralph who was ancestor of the Staffords of Grafton and also those of Blatherwycke. We follow BE1883 which identifies his wife merely as daughter and heir of _ Greinvill. IGI identifies her as ...
m before 1365 Elizabeth Greville dau of Adam Greville
i. Sir Humphrey Stafford, Sheriff of Somerset and Dorset b c1377
m1 Elizabeth Aumerie dau of Sir William Aumerie, widow of Sir John Maltravers of Hooke
m2 Elizabeth Cheyney
a. Sir Humphrey Stafford of Hooke, Dorset
m c1407 Elizabeth Maltravers dau of John Maltravers of Hooke
1 John Stafford dvp
m 1426 Anne Botreaux dau of William, Lord Botreaux
A Sir Humphrey Stafford d 1452-3
i Humphrey Stafford dsp 1461-2
2 William Stafford of Hook and Southwick Berkshire d 18.06.1450
Some web sites identify this William as the William of Bishop's Frome whom we show below who was father of Margaret who married Sir George Vere and was mother of John, 14th Earl of Oxford, and others. However, TCP Devon reports that the heirs of his son Humphrey were Humphrey's cousins, the 3 daughers of his aunt Alice, which suggests that he had no sister who had issue.
m Katherine Chidiock dau of Sir John Chidiock
A Humphrey Stafford, Lord Stafford of Southwick, Earl of Devon b 1439, dsps 17.08.1469
m after 21.06.1450 Isabel Barre d 01.03.1488/9, dau of Sir John Barre of Knebworth by Idoine Hotoft
3 Alice Stafford d by 24.04.1448
m1 Sir Edmond Cheyney of Broke
A Alice or Elizabeth Cheyney dsp
m Sir John Coleshill or Coleshull
B Agnes or Anne Cheyney
m Sir John Willoughby
-1 Sir Robert Willoughby, 1st Lord de Broke b c1452, d 23.08.1502 had issue m by 1473 Blanche Champernoun b c1453, d by 12.1480, dau/coheir of Sir John Champernoun/Champernowne of Bere Ferrers by Elizabeth, dau of William Bigbery
m2 by 1432 Walter Tailboys, Sheriff of Lincolnshire b c 1391, d 13.04.1444
b. John Stafford, Bishop of Bath and Wells, later Archbishop of Canterbury d c1452
B. Ralph Stafford of Grafton b c 1330, d 01.03.1409/10 IGI suggests that Ralph's wife was possibly dau of John Hastings, 2nd Earl of Pembroke, by Anne Manny, but BE1883, supported by TCP Hastang, identifies her as ...
m Maud Hastang dau of Sir John Hastang of Grafton
i. Sir Humphrey Stafford of Grafton b c 1360 d 20.02.1418/9
m Elizabeth Burdett dau of John Burdett of Arrow by Margaret Fitton
a. Sir Humphrey Stafford of Grafton b 1400, d after 1467the first mentioned by OWC see above
m Eleanor Aylesbury dau of Sir Thomas Aylesbury of Milton Keynes
1 Sir Humphrey Stafford of Grafton & Blatherwick b c 1440, d 08.07.1486
m 08.1458 Catherine Fray d 12.05.1482, dau of Sir John Fray by Agnes Danvers
A Humphrey Stafford of Blatherwick & Grafton, Sheriff of Northamptonshire b c 1461
m1 Margaret Fogge dau of John Fogge by Margaret Goldwell
m2 Joan widow of William Lane
B Anne Stafford b c 1465
m c1490 Richard Nevill, 2nd Lord Latymer b 1468, d 1530
C Margaret Stafford b c 1447
m John Archer d 1520
2 Anne Stafford b c 1440 d after 1508
m William Berkeley of Stoke Gifford d 1501
3 Elizabeth Stafford b c 1442
m Sir Richard Beauchamp, 2nd Lord Powyke d 19.01.1502-3
4 Joyce Staffordshown by some sites as a generation later
m Sir Marmaduke Constable of Flamburgh
3+ other isuse - Thomas, Ralph, Richard, John
partners unknown
7 William Stafford b c 1460
8 Jane Stafford b c 1462
m Guy Wyrley
b. Anne Stafford a 1508 possibly of this generation
m1 John Clinton, 6th Lord d 29.02.1488
m2 after 04.08.1488 Richard Willoughby of the Wollaton family
m3 Thomas Willicote
ii. John Stafford of Longridge, Staffordshire d 1420
m Elizabeth Cheyne dau/coheir of John Cheyne of Bishop's Frome by Margaret, dau of John Devereux
a. Humphrey Stafford of Bishop's Frome Herefordshire & Eastham Worcestershire d c1486
m before 1446 Margaret Lichfield b c1425, d by 1497, dau/heir of William Lichfield of Eastham by 2nd wife
1 William Stafford of Bishop's Frome d before 1487
Some web sites identify William as the same person as William Stafford of Hook & Southwick, but for the reasons explained above where we show that WIlliam, that must be incorrect. Some web sites show him as a younger brother of Henry, 2nd Duke of Buckingham, but that Henry was born posthumously which makes that seem even more unlikely!
m Elizabeth Wrottesley dau of Hugh Wrottesley of Wrottesley by Thomazsine, dau of John Greseley
A Margaret Stafford
m Sir George Vere of Earls Colne d 1503
b. Sir John Stafford d Towton 28.03.1461
c. SIr Fulk Stafford, Sheriff of Worcestershire dsp before 26.01.1463
m Margaret
C. Joan Stafford
The Draycote sources identify Joan's parents as Sir John de Stafford of Amblech & Bramshill, and Margaret, dau of Ralph, 1st Earl of Stafford.
m John de Draycott of Paynsley d before 1399
D. Margaret Stafford probably of this or one later generation
m Thomas Erdeswick of Leighton

Sources:
1 BE1883 Stafford of Suthwyk and Devon with some support from TCP Devon
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