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1240 bc Anchises Prince of Troy
Son of: Capys and Themiste
(According to Greek and Roman
mythology Zeus tricked his
goddess daughter Aphrodite into falling in love with Anchises.)

More Great Source Material From
Encyclopedia Mythica. 2006. You must see this one. Encyclopedia Mythica Online.
07 Mar. 2006

Anchises was born about11240 bc
Mentioned in Lukian's "The
Sentence of Paris" as being the
Father of Aeneas who was carried
out of Troy upon the back of his son A.k.a. Anchisa (Anchises) the


(Note: some myths & legends
say the mother of Aeneas was
Aphrodite or Venus the daughter of Jupiter)
1220 bc
1159 bc
Aeneas of Troy Founder of
Rome (Troy was an ancient
kingdom located in modern day
western Turkey across the
Aegean sea from Greece.)
Some place the fall of Troy
around the year 1185 bc, thus
Aeneas was about 35 years old
when Troy was destroyed

Note: The famed archeologist
Heinrich Schliemann
Rediscovered the Ancient City of Troy in 1861. Up to that point in time, many scholars thought that Troy was merely a mythical place.

Aeneas was a relative of King Priam- (son-in-law) and is best known from Vergil's "The Aeneid." Homer described him in "The Illiad" as the bravest of the Trojan heroes- next after Hector but he was also known for his piety. Aeneas was one of the few survivors of the siege of Troy after the Greeks gained their deceptive entrance into the City by means of the infamous Trojan horse.

According to the ancient legendary tales Aeneas escaped and was under the protection of Aphrodite and sailed across the sea with his son. He founded Rome and both Julius Caesar and Augustus were commonly known to have descended from this historic family.

Creusa abt. (1218bc-1185bc)

Daughter of Priam (king of Troy) and Hecuba of Phrygia, Turkey(Priam also called Podarces)Creusa's brother Paris abducted or eloped with Helen of Troy (the face that launched 1,000 ships) (she was the wife of Menelaus the King of Sparta) Creusa died while following Aeneas through the burning city of Troy.
According to legend, Aeneas
was carrying his father on his back and holding his son's hand while his wife followed them in their escape from the burning city.

1190 bc
1137 bc
Iulus (Julius) Of Troja (Troy)
A.k.a. Ascanius King of Alba
Iulus gave name to the long line of
Julius's in Julius Caesar's family -
and thus of course to the Julian
Calendar and the month of July.
Unknown Spouse
? Unknown The ruling classes of Rome (Patricians) fully accepted the descent of all the Caesars from Julius of Troy, all sons were called Julius, daughters; Julia (numbered)  
250 bc Numerius Julias Caesar of RomeThe ancestry of the Julian
Caesar family from Aeneas of
Troy was well recognized in
Roman society.
The first of the Caesars lived about 250 bc The word "Caesar"
originally meant "a fine head of
hair"; His son was Lucius Julius
Unknown Spouse
210 bc Lucius Julius Caesar of Rome   Unknown Spouse
190 bc
150 bc
Sextus Julius Caesar of Rome I
Had two sons: Sextus Julius Caesar of Rome II (Caius) Gaius Julius Caesar (1) of Rome
Was a military tribune under Lucius Aemilius Paulus. He was proconsul in Liguria. In his time, books instead of being written on one long sheet of scroll and rolled were of many leaves bound together Unknown Spouse
165 bc Sextus Julius Caesar II   Unknown Spouse
143 bc Lucius Julius Caesar II children: Lucius Julius Caesar III
Gaius Julius Caesar "Strabo"
Popillia of Rome
123 bc
 86 bc
Lucius Julius Caesar III
Was Consul in 89 B.C., a
Censor in 88 B.C. and the
author of the Julian Law.
He was the father of two
children. Lucius Caesar's severed head was mounted on the rostra of the Senate House
in Rome; a bloody result of The Civil War between Gaius Marius and Lucius Cornelius Sulla. Lucius Julius Caesar III was an
ally of Sulla.
? Julia daughter of
Lucius Caesar III
(See Below)

? Lucius Julius Caesar IV (who
Served as Consul in 63 B.C., he fought in Gaul under the dictator Julius Caesar but afterwards revolted to Pompey.)

Cossutia (122 bc -?)
101 bc
 69 bc
Julia Caesar (Daughter of
Lucius Julius Caesar III
She was the first cousin of:
the historically famous
dictator Julius Caesar"
Who was the son of her
uncle Gaius Julius Caesar
"Strabo Vopiscus of Rome
(note: Strabo meant he
was cross-eyed)
Julia married a second
time after the death of her
first husband Mark
Anthony. Julia's second
husband was:
Cornelius Lentulus Sura,
step-father to Mark
Anthony III
Cornelius Lentulus Sura
was of the ancient Roman
patrician family of the
Cornelian gens. Publius
Cornelius Lentulus Sura,
d. 63 B.C., He was quaestor (81) and twice praetor (75 and 63). He joined the conspiracy of Catiline, who put him in
charge of the operations in
the city. By opening negotiations with the Allobrogian ambassadors, he spoiled the plot. He was arrested and strangled.
? Mark Antony III
? Lucius
Mark Antony II., called Creticus,Praetor of Rome Son of the eloquent Orator, Mark Antony I., born 103 b.c., died 72 b.c., Consul and Censor, who was the son of Gaius Antonius. Mark Antony II. Was Praetor in 71 bc He took care of the granaries, made war unsuccessfully upon the Cretans and "died of grief "about 72 bc while on the Greek island of Crete. His association with Crete led to his nickname Creticus.

Note: A Praetor was an annually elected magistrate of the ancient Roman Republic, ranking below but having approximatelythesamefunctions as a consul.

83 bc
30 bc
Mark Antony III
of the second Triumvirate, composed of (1)himself (2) Augustus Octavius Caesar
brother of Octavia the Elder), (3)Marcus. Aemilius Lepidus

Mark Antony, born in 83 bc, died in 30 bc, was famous for military successes and for
stabilizing the Roman Republic after the murder, in 44 bc, of Julius Caesar, the dictator. He was engaged in a power struggle with Octavian, the adopted son of Julius Caesar. Beaten by Octavian, known
as Augustus, at the battle of Actium, Mark Antony fled into Egypt with Cleopatra,
where both committed suicide, he by falling on his sword, she by the poisoned bite of an
asp. His five wives were: (1) Fadia, (2) Antonia,(3) Fulvia, (4) Octavia the Elder,
(5) Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, called "one of the most beautiful women of all time."
According to some historians, the relationship between Antony and Cleopatra was not a legal marriage. His fourth wife, Octavia the Elder, died 11 bc, widow of Claudius Marcellus and sister of Augustus Octavius Caesar, born at Nola in Campania 62 bc, the first Roman Emperor,
was the grand nephew, adopted son, and successor of Julius Caesar and ruled from
27 bc to 14 ad He is called Caesar Augustus in the New Testament (Gospel of St. Luke
2:1). The Roman Empire, which he founded, lasted about 500 years, from 29 bc to 476 ad

This Mark Anthony was immortalized In Shakespeare's Play "Julius Caesar"With his famous speech phrase:
"Friends, Romans, Country men lend me
your ears"

Note: It was Mark Anthony who appointed The evil King Herod to rule over Israel.
(Herod was the son of an Egyptian father and an Arab mother.)

  Octavia (the elder) ( 64 bc- 11 bc)
sister of Augustus Octavius Caesar (called Caesar Augustus in the New Testament of the Bible, St. Luke 2:1)
(The month of August was named in honor of Augustus.)
She was born at Nola in Campania.
(Daughter of Atia, a niece of Julius Caesar) and Gaius Octavius IV, Senator-Praetor of Rome and
Governor of Macedonia, died in 59 bc, belonged to an old and respectable but not distinguished family from Velitrae. He was the son of Gaius
Octavius III, municipal magistrate of Velitrae. )

Octavia stands out as a virtuous woman in a time when every restraint was relaxed. No evil deeds about her were ever even hinted by anybody.
After she was abandoned by Mark Antony, Octavia bore her rejection silently, lived quietly in Antony's house at Rome, and brought up
faithfully his children by Fulvia and the two daughters that she herself had given him. Later, Octavia, after the death of Antony and Cleopatra,
reared the children of Antony and Cleopatra as if they were her own.
Octavia died in the year 11 B.C., and was buried with the highest state honors. Mark Anthony married Octavia in 40 BC
When Octavia married Mark Anthony III in 40 BC, she was the widow of Claudius Marcellus with two children.
Note: Octavia the Elder was a direct descendent of Julia II Caesar (Julius Caesar's sister) who was
married to Marcus Atius Balbius.

Thus Staffords are direct descendents of the sister
of the famous dictator Julius Caesar.

Octavia's famous brother Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus (Octavian.) He is officially the first Roman Emperor was the grand nephew of the dictator Julius Caesar He took the name in 44BC after the murder of his
great uncle, Julius Caesar. In his will Caesar had adopted Octavian and made him his heir.

To secure, that Antonius and Octavian would not start a new civil war, Antonius (Mark Anthony) agreed to marry Octavian's sister Octavia.

38 bc
 9 bc
Antonia the Younger was
given the title of Augusta

(Her evil grandson Caligula
forced her to kill herself.)

The actual father of Claudius
was Tiberius Claudius Nero.
When Octavian married Livia
Drusilla he adopted her two sons
Octavian is not a Stafford Ancestor
Claudius Drusus Nero Germanicus
brother of Emperor Tiberius
(38 bc-09 bc) Step son of
Octavian Augustus Caesar
and son of Livia Drusilla
10 bc
54 ad
Claudius I Caesar Fourth
Emperor of Rome (Was murdered with poison by Nero's mother)
Also called:
Tiberius Claudius Caesar Brittanicus
Unnamed Mistress
His wife was: Valeria Messalina
10 ad
60 ad
Julia Venissa (Genissa) of the
Roman Empire Lived in Avalon, France with husband
Note: Arvirgaus was also known
as The King of the Druids. His
father is Known as Cymbeline in
Shakespeare's play
Arvirgaus King of Britain
(died:74 ad)
Son of King Kimberline
(Cynvelin) (Cymbeline)
45-125 Marius (Meric) King Of
Briton A.k.a. Meurig and Cyllin
According to ancient English
legends, Marius was a descendent of Joseph of Arimathea, Through his daughter Anne -the prophetess of Arimathea. (Joseph supplied the tomb for Jesus Christ following the crucification.)

Some wonderful history about this extraordinary woman: Boudicca's Revolt (Boadicea) Web Site Britain Express Online.
07 Mar. 2006


Note: Following the death of her husband, Boudica waged war against the Romans in England. Boudica and her two teen aged daughters Canosia and Chersia poisoned themselves with a poisoned dagger after being defeated in battle by a Roman legion ratherthan serving as slaves in Rome.

Julia (Victoria) verch Prasutagus
of the Iceni(44ad-91ad)
Daughter of:
Prasutagus Druid King Of The
Iceni died: 61 ad andBoudica (Victoria) the Warrior Queen Of The Iceni
(born abt 25ad-died 62ad
Also spelled Boadicia she was the
daughter of Mandubracius and
Anna (Enygeus) of Arimathea



60-170 King Coel
(Coilus I, 'Old King Cole'), known as the first Christian king, also known as the king of the Britons (was immortalized in a Mother Goose nursery rhyme) he resided in the Colchester area of Essex, England. (Was educated in Rome)
Coel had a sibling:
Eurgen of the Trinovantes (Eurgen's grandmother, Boadicia was originally a member of the Trinovantes tribe, She led the Iceni tribe and the Trinovantes as well as other ancient tribes of England i.e., Coritani and Dobunni.
In a revolt against the Romans. In
one of her victories she conquered Colchester Coel's birthplace.
Spouse Unknown
Note: some old records falsely claim the wife wasStrada the Fair of Cambria,However the dates are off
by over a century; she was married to a descendent also named King Coel Hence, their daughter was Saint Helen of the Cross. (wife of
79-149 Athildis Princess Of The
Born in: Camelodunum
( ancient name of Colchester)
King Marcomir IV of the Franks
(80-149) Son of Odomar IV
104-166 Clodomir IV King of the
Franks born in Austrasia, France
Clodimir's half-brother was
Aioffa King of Ireland , a son
of Athildis, father unknown
Hasilda Princess of Rugij
Daughter of Nicanor the King of
Rugij. A.k.a. (Hafida)
122-186 Farabert King of the Franks Reigned from 166-186ad Hasilda (Princess of Austria)
137-213 Sunno, King of Franks Reigned as king from 186ad to 213ad
A.k.a. Huano
King, A. D. 186, had war with
the Romans and Gauls. Upon the death of the Emperor Severus, A. D. 211, he devastated Gaul.
Strada the Fair
160-253 Hilderick, King of Franks King A. D. 213. He built a castle in
an isle of the Rhine and called it
Hildeburg, 214; reduced the Franks to civility and politeness, A. D. 226, andcaused them to alter their mean buildings; died 253, reigned 40 years.
Unknown Helena
180-272 Bartherus, King of Franks
Bartherus, King 253. The Franks and Germans spoiled Italy as far as Ravenna in
264 and razed a town of Aragon to the ground in 267. The King died in 272
after reigning 19 years in the reign of Aurelian the Emperor
Reigned as king from 253ad to
Unknown Spouse
200-298 Clodius III King of the Franks
Reigned as king from 272 ad to298 ad
Clodius III, or Clogio, King, 272. In his time the Emperor Aurelian builtOrleans, 275, and the Emperor Probus recovered Gaul from the Germans and slew 40,000 of them, in 277; but in 283 Clodius entered Gaul, and having slain many Romans, recovered some of that which he had formerly lost. But the Romans again expelled him in 289. He died in 298; reigned 27 years in the reign of Diocletian. Unknown Spouse
215-306 Walter, King of the Franks Reigned from 298 to 306 Unknown Spouse
230-317 Dagobert, Duke of East Franks Born in Germany
Also reigned as king of all the
Franks from 306 to 317
Dagobert, as King, was a mild and
loving Prince to his subjects. He was slain in 317; reigned eleven years during the reign of Constantine
Unknown Spouse
262-358 Genebald I, Duke of East Franks Genebald I, with 2,686 men and
their wives and children, were
sent by his brotherClodomir IV, King of the Franks, in quest of new habitations, A. D. 328. They planted themselves between the Almans and Thuringi, and Gerebald
became their first Duke, dying in
358, reigned 30 years
Unknown Spouse
300-379 Dagobert II King of Franks Germany Unknown Spouse
324-389 Clodius I King of Franks Germany Unknown Spouse
374-404 Marcomir King of Franks Germany Unknown Spouse
370-428 Pharamond, King of Salian Franks in Westphalia Germany Argotta Cimbri (364-445) daughter of: Genebald King of cimbri
400-455 Clodius (Clodio) "The long
haired" King of Salian Franks
in Westphalia, Germany
The Salic Franks came from
Dieburg in Hessen, Germany the
name Salic being derived from
the River Saale, which flows
southwest into the Main River in
Tournai and corresponds generally with the territory of Hainaut.
Basina De Thuringia
Born: 400 in Thüringen Died: 470 daughter of King Wedelphus of Thuringia, Germany
420-491 Sigermerus I Auvergne
Prince of Salicwas born in
Salic, Westphalia, Germany
He was the son of the first
King of Salic (Salian) Franks
Siblings: ( born in France)
Adelbert Duke of Moselle and
Merovaeus Merovee
Miss Tonantius of Rome
Born: abt. 429 in Rome
Daughter of:
Ferreolus Tonantius
a Roman senator and Papinilla Avitus; daughter of Emperor Avitus.
480-550 Ferrolus Auvergne Duke of the
Moselle Born about 480
in Landen, Liege, Belgium
A.k.a. Ferreolus, Tonantius "Vis
Dueteria (480-540)
A Roman lady
526-570 Ausbertus (Ausbert) Meroving
Born: abt. 526 inOld Saxony, Germany'The Senator" of Mosell
  Bertha De Meroving Blithildis
Born: Abt 0541 Paris, Seine, France
Died:580 daughter of:
King Clothaire I of France
(son of the Great Clovis)
and Radegonda of the
Thuringian, Franks
562-601 Arnouldus , Bishop of Metz
And Margrave of Schelde
  Oda de Savoy (Suvian)
582-641 Saint Arnulf, Bishop of Metz
And Margrave of Schelde
Birth: Abt 582, Of Metz,
Lorraine, France
Dode married Arnulf, a powerful Austrasian noble during the time of Mayor Pepin I. Clothilde "Dode & Oda"
de Meroving
605-678 Duke Ansigisel (Mayor of the Palace) for Siegbert, son of DagobertBIRTH: Abt 605, Of,
Lorraine, France
  Saint Beqque (Begga) von
Heristal of Laon Birth: Abt 613, Of Landen, Leige, Belgium Death: 698
Father: Pepin De Landen
Mother: Itte
635-714 Pepin of Heristal
(Mayor of the Palace)Born: Abt 635, Of Heristal, Leige, Belgium Died: 16 DEC. 16, 714
Pepin founded the Carolingian dynasty. Alpaide (concubine)
A.k.a. Chalpaïde Aupais
(Chalpaide) VON
SACHSEN of Germany
Born: abt. 654
676-741 Duke Charles Martel 'The
Hammer of the Franks"
(Mayor of the Palace) Born: Abt 676, Of, Lorraine, France Died: Oct. 22 741,Quierzy, Alisne, France
In 732 Charles won the Battle of Poitiers) which must ever remain one of the great events in the history of the world, as upon its issue depended whether Christian Civilization should continue or Islam prevail throughout Europe. (The name Martel means "Hammer.") Lady Rotrude Duchess of
Austrasia (690-724)Daughter of: Leutwinus(Bishop of Treves) a.k.a. St. Lievin, Bishop of Treves
714-768 Pepin the Short
Mayor of the Palace and King of Franks Born: 714, Of, Lorraine,
France Died: 24 SEP 768, St.
Denis,,France Title: King of the Franks
Pepin "the Short" had at least four sons and five daughters. He, like his father, was the mayor of the Palace. He became the first King of the Franks of the second
race after deposing the last of the Merovingian Kings (Childeric III?). In the beginning, he shared this title jointly with his brother, Carloman, then alone. He basically had himself crowned king with
the blessing of Pope Zachary and
Archeveque de Mayence, Boniface II in 751 and held this title from 751-768. He was the founder of the dynasty of Carlogien Kings. Of course, he obviously paid the heads of Rome back, as he forced
the Lombards to give the exachat of Ravenna to Pope Etienne II in his position as King. In 760-767 he victoriously waged war with the Duke of Acquitaine. When he died, his kingdom was split between his
sons, Charlemagne and Carloman.
Queen of the Franks
Born: Abt 720, Laon,
Aisne, France
Died: 12 July 12, 783

Father: Caribert de Laon
Mother: Bertrada

742-814 Charlemagne ('Charles the Great') Born: 2 April 2, 742
Aachen, Germany Died: Jan. 28, 814 Aachen, Germany
Charlemagne Was King of France (768-814) and Holy Roman Emperor (800-814) He was also called Emperor of the West. Hildegarde
Empress of the West Born: Abt 757, Aachen, Germany Death: 30 April 30, 783

Daughter of:
Gerold I
Duke of Swabia and
Imma Duchess of Swabia

773-810 Pepin, King of Italy
Born: Apr. 773, Aachen, Germany (Prussia) Died: July 8, 810 Milan, Italy
Reigned: (781-810)A.k.a. Carloman Karlmann
Pepin reigned : (781-810)
Note: Pepin's brother was
Louis I, Emperor of the West.
Pope Adrian I baptized Pepin at Rome, April 12, 781.

Duke Bernard was a younger brother of Pepin the Short,
thus an uncle of Charlemagne.

Gondres (Mistress) illegitimate daughter of Duke Bernard

Note: Pepin's wife
was named Bertha

797-818 Bernard, King of Italy
Born: 797, Of Lombardy, Italy
Died: April 17, 818A.k.a. King of the Lombards.
Bernard reigned: (810-818) He was deposed and killed
by Emperor Louis the Pious, his uncle. Bernard was an illegitimate son of Pepin, and the illegitimate son of his illegitimate mother Gondres (also calledTherese) the mistress of Pepin
Cunigunde Of Gellone
Born: abt 0795
Died: Jun 15, 835
Granddaughter of: Saint William of
817-840 Pepin II, De Peronne
King of Acquitaine
Pepin II Quentin Count of Vermandois & Peronne
Born: 817 Of Peronne, France
Died: 840
Louis the Pious, his great uncle, deposed him.
othaide Of
Daughter of:
Wala de Bobbio & GELLONE,
Rotlinde ou Rolent
840-893 Pepin III de Senlis
de Valois a.k.a.
Berenger de Bayeux
Rollo the viking killed Pepin de Senlis in battle at Bayeux, France and claimed his daughter Poppa de Senlis as a prize of war, and took her as his bride.
Pepin was also known as:
Count of Berengarius or Bretagne (Bayeux)
Unknown of Rennes
Daughter of:
(King of Britany)
872-932 Poppa (Poppacia) de Valois (Bayeux)
De Senlis"Poppa"or Popia was an affectionate nickname which meant "little puppet" or "little doll"she was born in: Valois, France a.k.a.
Poppa de Valois (Duchess of Norway)
Note: Rollo is often mistakenly referred to as Rollo "the Dane" In fact he was Norwegian of royal descent, but many of
his followers were Danish vikings as well as vikings from all of the Scandinavian countries. He was thought to be a giant in his day, his nickname Hrolf the Ganger means Hrolf the walker, He was so large that he could not comfortably ride on the small Norwegian horses of the time. Because of Long gangly legs. when he rode a horse his feet would hit and bounce along the ground so that it looked like he was walking, In fact he used to get off and walk and led his armies into battle while walking.
Rollo "the viking" Ragnvaldsson
Born: 857 in Maer, Nord-Trondelag,
Norway Died: 929 Rouen, Normandy, FranceInterred: Notre Dame Cathedral
A.k.a. Rollo (or Hrolf the Ganger)
Later calledRobert I Duke of Normandy
876-942 William Longsword, Duke of NormandyBorn: 876 Normandie, Neustria Died: Dec. 17, 942 in France assassinated by the Count Arnulf of Flanders William added the Channel Islands to
his domain of Norman control.William had a sister namedAdáele (Gerloc) of Normandy, she married:
William III (I) Duke of Aquitaine
Espriota de Bretagne
Born: abt. 910 daughter of Hubert de
St. Liz Count of Senlis
(She was William's cousin; descended from Pepin II)
933-966 Richard I "The Fearless (Sans Peur)" Duke of Normandy born 0933 Fâecamp, Normandie died 996 Fâecamp, Normandie
(Richard succeeded his
father while still a minor)
(Richard had three spouses)
1. Papia concubine, children were:
Geoffroy Count d' Eu & Brionne
Fredistina De Normandie and
Muriella De Normandie

2. Emma, daughter of Hugh Magnus,
the Great, Count of Paris
(no children)

3. (Wife)Gunnora of Denmark
Duchess of Normandy children were:
Robert d'Evereux Archbishop Rouen
Richard II Duke of Normandy
Mauger of Normandy Count of
Corbeil (and Mortain?)
Emma of Normandy
Matilda (Mahaud) de Normandy
Guillaume Hieme de Brionne
Count of Eu (Exemes)
Hawise (Hedwig) De Bretagne
Beatrice de Normandy

Lady Gunnora Crepon 'Gunilda' of Denmark Born: 936 Died: 1031 Married: 0962 Gunnora was Richard's third spouse.
Richard II "The Good"
Duke of Normandy Born: Abt 0963
Normandie Died: 28 Aug. 28, 1027
Fâecamp, Normandie Interred Fâecamp, Normandie, France
  Judith De Bretagne (of
Rennes)Born: 0982 Of, Bretagne, France Died: June 16, 1017 Of, Normandie, France married Abt 1000
Normandie, France
Robert I, the Magnificent,
Duke of Normandy

Born: about 1003 Normandie
Died: July 22, 1035 Nicea,
Bithynia, Turkey
Interred Nicaea, Bithynia, Turkey

On the day he left for Turkey, Robert asked his supporters to accept his illegitimate son William as his official
Successor in the event that he didn't manage to return. Some said they would, but many including some of his relatives
refused to recognize William,Including Roger "The Spaniard" de Toeni. Who
claimed that a bastard had no right to Ducal authority so, he led an armed rebellion against young William and his
(Mistress )Herleve, daughter of Fulbert of Falaise, a tanner
A.k.a. Harlette de Falaise
Duke William the
Conqueror of Normandy
King William the Conqueror of England Born: October 14, 1024 in
Falaise, Normandie And William the Bastard
Married: 1050
Christened: 1066 As an
adult, just prior to the
Norman Conquest,
died: September 10, 1087
in Hermenbraville, Rouen,

Interred: Abbaye de St
Etienne, Caen, Normandie

  Matilda Countess of Flanders
Queen of England

Born: abt. 1031 Flanders

Married: 1050 Castle Angi,
Normandy, France

Died: November 2, 1083
Caen, Normandie

Interred: Eglise De La Sainte
Trinitâe, Caen, Normandie

Daughter of:
Baudouin V (Baldwin) Count
of Flanders
And mother:
*Adáele (Alix) Princess of

Granddaughter of:
King Robert II "The Pious"
of France
(Thus Matilda was a cousin of
William. Matilda was given a
Papal dispensation to marry
Duke William.)

Henry I, Beauclerc,
King of England

Born: 1068 Selby, Yorkshire, England
Christened: 5 August 1100 Selby, Yorkshire, England Married: Nov. 11, 1100 Died: 1 December 1135
St. Denis, Seine-St. Denis, France
Reign: (1100-1135)
Interred: January 4,
1136 Reading Abbey,
Reading, Berkshire,
Note: the nickname Beauclerc means
"The Good Scholar"

Note: He died from overeating Lamprey eels. Henry was heartbroken when his son William drowned when the "White Ship" sank in the English Channel, he became the "Man who never smiled again"

Note our ancestry from Duncan I King of
Scotland who was murdered by Macbeth;
Thus when Shakespeare's Lady Macbeth
"Out Damned Spot!
She is verbally abusing Stafford family DNA!

Note: Henry I
Had 3 spouses:
1. (Concubine) of Henry I of England
Robert "The King's Son" de Caen Earl
of Meullent
Maud Princess of England

2. (wife) Matilda "Atheling" Princess of
Scotland (Children were )
Matilda (Maud) Empress of Germany
Richard Prince of England
William "Atheling" Prince of England
Son Prince of England
Elizabeth Princess of England
Constance Princess of England

3. (mistress) Sybilla Corbet (Children were)
Rainald de Dunstanville Earl of Cornwall
William Constable
Gundred of England
Rohese of England
Sibyl Elizabeth Queen of Scotland

Matilda "Atheling"
Princess of Scotland
b. 1079;
d. May 1, 1118
29 JAN 1122,
Westminster, Abbey,
London, England

Sister of:
Alexander I King of Scotland

Daughter of:
*Malcolm III "Ceanmor (Longneck)" I King of Scotland
Adeliza of Louvain

Granddaughter of:
Duncan I "the gracious" King of
ScotlandWas murdered by
Macbeth on August 14, 1040

Matilda (Maud)
Empress of Germany
Born: August 5, 1102
in London, Middlesex, England
Died: September 10,
1169 in Notre Dame,
Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France
Interred: Bec Abbey,
Le Bec-Hellouin, Eure, France
She was the widow of Henry V, Emperor of Germany who died May 22, 1125

Geoffrey V "le Bon" Plantagenet was the son of: Fulk V, Count of Anjou King of Jerusalem and Ermengarde Countess du Maine

Geoffrey V "le Bon" Plantagenet

Born: August 24,
1113 Anjou, France
Died: Sept. 7, 1151
Chateau, France
Married: May 22,
1127 Le Mans, Sarthe, France

Henry II "Plantagenet"
King of England
Born: March 5, 1133
Le Mans, Sarthe, France
Died: July 6, 1189
Chinon, Indre-et-Loire, France
Interred: July 8, 1189
Fontevrault Abbey,
Fontevrault, Maine-Et-Loire, France
Henry had two spouses:

1. (Wife) Eleanor
Princess of Aquitane

John "Lackland" King of England
William Prince of England
Henry Prince of England
Richard I "The Lion Hearted"
King of England
Philip Prince of England
Eleanor Princess of England
Joanna Princess of England
Matilda Princess of England
Geoffrey Prince of England

2. (Concubine) Rosamond de Clifford

William "Longêpee" Prince of

Eleanor Princess of
Born: 1121 Chateau de
Belin, Bordeaux,
Died: March 31, 1204
Poitiers, Poitou,
Interred: Abbaye de
Fontevrault, France
Married: May 11, 1152
Bordeaux, Gironde,

Daughter of:
Guillaume X Duke of
Elâeanor de

John "Lackland" King of

Born: December 24, 1166
Kings Manor House, Oxford,
Oxfordshire, England
Died: October 19, 1216
Newark, Nottinghamshire,
Interred: Cathedral,
Worcester, Worcestershire,
John received the nickname
"Lackland" because he was
the fourth eldest son. In those
days it was the tradition for a
father to divide his estate among his first three sons, thus it was assumed John would never manage to
control any of his father's vast

John had 3 spouses and 12 children:
1. (Mistress) Agatha Ferrers
Joan Princess of England
2. (Mistress) Hawise Fitzwarin
(also given as Miss de Warenne)
Richard Fitzroy
Oliver Fitzroy
Geofrey Fitzroy
Isabel "la Blanche" Fitzroy
John Fitzroy
Ivo Fitzroy
Eudo Fitzroy
3. (Wife) Isabella de Taillefer
Henry III King of England
Joane Princess of England
Isabel Princess of England
Eleanor Princess of England
King John was forced by a large group of
Barons to put his seal to the Magna
Charta in June, 1215 at Runnymede
Meadows, England.
Isabella de Taillefer
Born: abt. 1180
Angouleme, Charente,
Eleanor Princess of England
Married: August 26, 1200
Bordeaux, Gironde,
Died: May 31, 1245
Fontevrault Abbey,
Fontevrault, Maine-et-
Loire, France
Interred: Fontevrault
Abbey, Fontevrault,
Maine-et-Loire, France

Daughter of:
Aymer I Taillefer Count
of Angouleme, France
And Alice Courtenay de Byzance

Henry III King of England
Born: October 1, 1206
Winchester, Hampshire,
Died: November 16, 1272
Westminster, Middlesex,
Interred: November 20, 1272
Westminster Abbey,
Westminster, Middlesex,
Note: Their 15 children are all listed below identifying Edward I "Longshanks" King of England and his 14 siblings. Eleanor (Lâeonor)
Countess of Provence
Born: abt 1217 Aix-en-
Provence, Provence
Married: January 14,
1236 Cathedral,
Canterbury, Kent, England
Died: June 24, 1291
Amesbury, Wiltshire, England
Interred: September 11,
1291 Monastery,
Amesbury, Wiltshire, England
Great-granddaughter of:
Alfonso I "The Chaste"
King of Aragon and
Sancha Queen of Aragon
Edward I "Longshanks"
King of England
(had 16 children)

Born: June 17, 1239
Westminster, Middlesex,
Christened: 21 June 21, 1239
Westminster, Middlesex,
Died: July 7, 1307 Burgh-On-
The-Sands, Cumberland,
Interred: 28 October 28,
1307 Westminster Abbey,
Westminister, Middlesex,

Edward I was the king who
defeated "Braveheart"

Edward's Siblings:

? Joan "of Acre" Princess of England
? Isabel Princess of England
? Henry Prince of England
? Edward II King of England
? Beatrice Princess of England
? Joan Princess of England
? Eleanor Princess of England
? Juliana Or Katherine Princess of
? Alphonso Prince of England
? Margaret Princess of England
? Mary Princess of England
? Alice Princess of England
? Elizabeth Princess of England
? Blanche Princess of England

Edward was Called "Longshanks" because
he had very long gangly legs like his
ancestor, Hrolf the Ganger (Hrolf the Walker)
A.k.a. (Robert I Duke of Normandy)
A.k.a. (Rollo `the viking" Ragnvaldsson)

Eleanor Princess of
Castile & Leon
Born: 1244 Burgos,
Died: November 29,
1290 Herdeby,
Lincolnshire, England
Interred: December 16,
1290 Westminster
Abbey, Westminster,
Middlesex, England
Married: October 18,
1254 Burgos, Spain

Daughter of:
Saint Fernando III King
of Castile & Leon
Jeanne De Dammartin

Edward II King of England
Born: 25 April 1284 at
Caernarvon Castle, Gwynedd

Murdered: 21 Sept. 21, 1327
at Berkeley Castle,
Gloucestershire, England
the murderer Roger de
Mortimer inserted a red-hot
poker into Edward's bowels
as Edward slept in bed.

Interred: St. Peter's Abbey
(Gloucester Cathedral),
Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Edward III, King of England
John of Eltham, Earl of Cornwall
Plantagenet, Eleanor, of Woodstock
Joanna of the Tower
Princess Isabella
Born: 1292, Paris, France
Married: JAN. 25, 1308
At Boulogne Cathedral,
Died: 22 AUG. 22, 1358,
at Castle Rising, Norfolk, England
Interred: Grey Friars
daughter of :
Capet, Philip IV the Fair
of France, King of France, And
Joan I of Navarre, Queen of Navarre
Edward III, King of England

Born: 13 NOV 1312, Windsor
Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England
Acceded: Feb. 1, 1327,
Westminster Abbey, London, England
Died: 21 JUN 1377, Sheen Palace, Surrey
Interred: Westminster Abbey,
London, England

Reigned 1327-1377. (an unusually long
period of time) Edward assumed effective
power in 1330 after imprisoning
his mother and executing her lover Roger
de Mortimer who had murdered his
father; thereafter his reign was dominated by military adventures. His victoryin Scotland, especially at Haildon Hill 1333 encouraged him to plan (1363) theunion of England and Scotland. Through his mother he claimed the French thronethus starting (1337) the Hundred years war. His son John of Gaunt dominatedthe government during his last years. Died of a Stroke.

Edward had two spouses & 18 kids

1. (Wife) Philippa of Hainault
(14 Children)

Edward The Black Prince, Prince of
Wales ( so called because, his armour
was jet black) Edward's son became
King Richard II
John of Gaunt
Joan (Joanna)
William of Hatfield
Plantagenet, Lionel Duke of Antwerp
Blanche de la Tour
William of Windsor
Thomas Plantagenet, of Woodstock,
Duke of Gloucester

2. (Mistress) Alice Perrers
(4 Children)
Sir John de Southeray
Lytlington, Nicholas
Abbot of Westminster

Philippa of Hainault

Born: 24 JUN 1311,
Hainault, Belgium
Married: JAN 24, 1328
Died: 14 AUG 1369,
Windsor Castle,Windsor,Berkshire
Died of a dropsy-like illness
Interred: Westminster
Abbey, London, England

Daughter of:
William III the Good of
Hainault, Count of Hainault & Holland.
and Jeanne de Valois,

Thomas of Woodstock,
Duke of Gloucester
Duke of Aumale
Earl of Buckingham and
Earl of Essex
Bearer of the Swan Badge
Guardian of the Kingdom
Constable of England
Born: JAN 7, 1355, at
Woodstock Palace,
Oxfordshire, England
Acceded: Aug. 6. 1385,
Hoselow Lodge, Tividale
Died: Sept. 8, 1397,
Prince's Inn, Calais, France
Interred: Collegiate Church of the Holy Trinity
Thomas was murdered, while staying at
the Prince's Inn in Calais France he was
smothered while sleeping in bed by a
rival claimant to the throne.

It seems it was a dangerous time for
Stafford ancestors to go to bed, Thomas
like his grandfather, King Edward II was
murdered while sleeping in bed!

Following her husband's murder
Thomas's wife Lady Eleanor Lived as a Nun at Barking (a convent in Essex, England).

Lady Eleanor de Bohun
Born: Abt. 1366
Married: 1374
Died: Oct. 3, 1399
Minoresses' Convent, Aldgate, London
Interred: Westminster Abbey, London, England

Daughter of:
Humphrey de Bohun,
Earl of Hereford and
Joan Fitzalan

Anne Plantagenet, of
Countess of Stafford
Countess of Buckingham
Countess of Hereford
Countess of Northampton
Lady of Brecknock and

A.k.a. Anne of Woodstock
Ann was the granddaughter
of King Edward III,
through the king's son
Thomas of Woodstock.
Thus her Stafford offspring
by pedigree automatically
were in line for the throne of

Born: Apr. 1383
Widowed: July 4, 1392
Married: June 28, 1398
Died: Oct. 16, 1438
Interred: Llanthony Priory,

Note: Acting on behalf of the King,
Prince John of Gaunt was extremely
anxious to have his niece Anne of
Woodstock marry into the Stafford
family which possessed a rich history of
royal ancestry including English Norman
and Saxon royal ancestry, royal ancestry
from almost every nation in Europe going
back to the emperors of Rome. (The
Stafford family's ancestry was very
similar to the king's pedigree.) The
Stafford family was one of the wealthiest families in Europe at the time.

The Prince arranged for Anne to marry
two Staffords!
At the age of 7 she was married to
Thomas de Stafford. But he died just two
years later (the marriage was never
consummated) then on June 28, 1398 at
the age of 15 she married Thomas's
brother Edmund II Stafford the 5th Earl
of Stafford.
Anne Stafford,
Humphrey Stafford
Philippa Stafford

Edmund II Stafford,
5thEarl of Stafford
Born: 2 Mar. 2, 1377
Acceded: 1395
Married: June, 28, 1398
Died: 21 Jul 21, 1403,
battle of Shrewsbury
Interred: Austin Friars
Church, Stafford
Son of: Nicholas II
and Margaret Basset

Note: King Richard II
gave Edmund II Stafford
the title of Buckingham. Constable
of England.
In later years, he was also
made a Knight of the
Bath and a Knight of the
Humphrey Stafford
1st Duke of Buckingham
And 6th Earl of Stafford

(Great Grandson of King
Edward III)

Born: Aug. 15, 1402
In Stafford, England
Acceded: 1403
Died: July 10, 1460, Battle of
Interred: Grey Friars
Monastery Northampton,

English nobleman. He
succeeded his father as earl of
Stafford in 1403. He inherited
the title of earl of
Buckingham through his
mother, Anne, countess of
Buckingham, who was a
daughter of Thomas of
Woodstock, duke of
Gloucester (son of Edward
III). He served in France in
the Hundred Years War as
soldier and administrator.
Made duke in 1444, he was
later granted some of the
estates of Humphrey, duke of
Gloucester, whose policies he
had opposed.

He was present at the trial of
Saint Joan of Arc

He supported the Lancastrians in
the War Of The Roses, In fact he
served as the commander in chief of
the Lancastrian forces and was
seriously wounded, at the First
Battle of St. Albans in1455 but died
five years later on July 10 1460 in
the Battle of Northampton.
Interred: Grey Friars Monastery
Note: There was some historical
confusion concerning the time and
place of Duke Humphrey's death.
The problem started with William
Shakespeare (1564-1616) when he
wrote his play Henry VI.
In the play Shakespeare implied
that both Duke Humphrey Stafford
and his son Lord Humphrey II
Stafford the 7th Earl of Stafford
were killed at the first battle of
Saint Albans in 1455. In fact they
were both seriously wounded, thus
they were battle casualties but not
battle fatalities. This error by
Shakespeare misled the famous
historian William Dugdale (1605-
1686) a great fan of William
Shakespeare. The errors by
Shakespeare and Dugdale have
misled many genealogists for years,
and their errors have resulted in
many erroneous family trees
around the world still widely posted
on the Internet.
(Nine Children)
Humphrey Stafford, Earl of
Sir Henry Stafford
Edward Stafford
George Stafford
Stafford, William
John Stafford, 9th Earl of
Anne Stafford
Joan Stafford
Catherine Stafford
Anne Neville (1411-1480)
daughter of Ralph Neville,
1st Earl of Westmoreland
& Joan Beaufort
The family of Ralph Neville was
one of the most powerful in
England and shared domination
of the northern counties with the
Percy family, with whom the
Nevilles were at times closely
allied. Neville succeeded his
father as Baron Neville of Raby
in 1388 and supported Richard
II against the baronial party. In
1397 he was created earl of
Westmorland. His second wife
was Joan Beaufort, daughter of
John of Gaunt and half sister of
Henry of Lancaster (later Henry
IV). When, in 1399, Henry
revolted against Richard,
Westmorland supported
Lancaster. He continued to
support Henry as king and
helped to put down the Percy
revolt in 1403. When a new anti-
Lancastrian revolt broke out in
1405, Westmorland captured
two of the leaders, Archbishop
Richard Le Scrope and the earl
marshal of England, by trickery,
but he had nothing to do with
their quick execution. He was
the father of a large family,
many of whom made
advantageous marriages. His
daughter Cecily Neville married
Richard, duke of York, and
became the mother of Edward
IV and Richard III; another of
his grandsons was Richard
Neville, earl of Warwick, called
the Kingmaker.
Joan Beaufort's mother
Catherine Swynford Roet was
the sister-in-law of Geofrey
Chaucer the poet. Catherine
was a mistress of John of Gaunt.
Lord Humphrey II Stafford
7th Earl of Stafford

Note: Humphrey died three
years after the first battle of
saint Albans in 1458 (he died
not from battle wounds but
from the Plague) this was two
years before the death of his
father in 1460, thus the
Dukedom of Buckingham
passed to Lord Humphrey's
son Henry. (See Below)

Humphrey's wife Margaret is often
confused with her cousin of the
same name Margaret Beaufort
Margaret De Beaufort
(May 31, 1443 - June 2, 1509)
Wife of Edmund Tudor
(mother of King Henry VII)
Founder of Christ's and St. John's
Colleges, Cambridge
Daughter of
John Beaufort and
Margaret Beauchamp
Notice that the mothers of both
Margarets were from the
Beauchamp family!
It becomes even more confusing
when you learn that this Margaret's
second husband was named
Sir Henry Stafford the uncle of
Lord Humphrey II Stafford! Who
had the same name as the second
Duke of Buckingham Henry Stafford. Who was named after his great-uncle sir Henry Stafford

See above children of
Anne Neville and
Humphrey Stafford the 1st Duke of
Buckingham (1402-1460) to see the
name of Sir Henry Stafford]


(Two Children)

Stafford, Henry, 2nd Duke of
Humphrey Stafford

Margaret Beaufort (1437-1474)
born: about 1437 in London,
Middlesex, England
Married: 1455
Died: 1474
Father: Beaufort, Edmund,
Duke Somerset, b. CIR 1406
Mother: Beauchamp, Eleanor, b.
Following the death of her
husband Lord Humphrey
Stafford, Margaret married a
second time to
Sir Richard Darell of

Note: Margaret's father died at
the first battle of saint Albans
May 22, 1455 the same year she
married Lord Humphrey Stafford.
Margaret was the granddaughter ofJohn of Somerset, de Beaufort,
The 1st Earl Somerset
The illegitimate son of John of
Gaunt and his mistress
Catherine Roet, Swynford
members of the Beaufort family
were Regally declared to be
legitimate. By King Edward III
And King Richard III
reaffirmed the legitimacy by
charter in 1397. The original
charter granted by King Edward
III gave all "civil rights" to the
Beauforts with the exception
that they could make no
ancestral claims upon the throne of England.
[Note "Gaunt" is a corruption of
the name Ghent.
The city of Ghent, Belgium
was John of Gaunt's birthplace
John of Gaunt was a son of King
Edward III ] ( John eventually
married his mistress ; Catherine
Roet, Swynford who became his
3rd wife)

Henry Stafford
2nd Duke of
Constable of England
Born: Sept. 4, 1455
Abergavenny, Monmouth,
Acceded: July 10, 1460
Married: 1466
Died: Nov. 2, 1483, executed
at Salisbury, Wiltshire,
England for Treason
By King Richard III.
(Henry was a 2nd cousin of
King Henry VII Tudor.)
Henry was not quite 6 years
old when he became the
Duke of Buckingham
following the death of his
grandfather at the battle of
Northampton in 1460.
Normally the Dukedom
would have gone to Henry's
father Lord Humphrey but
Henry's father had died
from the plague two years
earlier. Typically when a mere
youngster assumed a high
position of nobility within a
kingdom a King would
appoint someone to be a
guardian for the child and
the child became a ward of
the guardian. In Henry's
case this proved to be a
disaster, King Edward IV
(Plantagenet) appointed his
controversial wife to be
young Henry Stafford's guardian
Queen Elizabeth
controversial because she was a commoner, the Plantagenet family was upset because she added no
financial or social strength
to Edward's hold on the throne.
It is said young Henry hated the Queen for a
variety of reasons:
He was forced by Queen Elizabeth Woodville
to marry the Queen's little 8 year old sister
Katherine when he was only 10 years old. The
Queen desperately wanted this marriage to get
more wealth into the hands of her Woodville
family. This was doubly irritating to him
because he didn't like little Katherine and he
was aware of his noble position and resented
being mated with a poor commoner. This
match weakened him both financially and
He was forced to spend an inordinate amount of time with the women of the court involved in feminine pastimes while young Henry wanted to train to be a knight along with other young men of the court, an activity more suited to his
presumed future in life.Queen Elizabeth sided with the powerful Bohun family (for political reasons) who were
contending that much of young Henry's
inheritance should go to them, recall that Anne Plantagenet of Woodstock's mother was Eleanor Bohun. TheWoodville family had designs on the throne of England and needed the support of the Bohun family.Henry was of royal descent through his father and mother, both were descendents of King Edward III.
Thus, He Had a strong claim to the throne of England after the death of King Edward IV but instead he supported Richard of Gloucester, Who became King Richard III. (Noted in Shakespeare's
Play)Henry was beheaded for treason because he later rebelled against King Richard III. Why Henry rebelled against Richard is one of the great
mysteries of English history. Henry led the movement to have Richard crowned, and served as the master of ceremonies at Richard's coronation. As a reward for this support, Richard made Henry
one of the richest and most powerful persons in England at the time.

(5 children)
Edward, Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham
Henry Stafford, of Wiltshire, Earl of Wiltshire
Elizabeth Stafford
Anne Stafford
Humphrey Stafford
Katherine Woodville
A.k.a. Wydville
Born: ABT 1458 at:
"of Monmouthshire,
Married: 1466**
Died: July 22, 1525

* Forced to marry
Henry when she was
only 8 years old

Daughter of:
Richard Woodville
zu St. Pol, Jacquetta
of Luxembourg

To upgrade his
"commoner" in-laws
King Edward IV
named Richard
Woodville as the
1st Earl of Rivers

Note: After the death
of Henry Stafford she
Jasper Tudor , Earl of

Later she married a
3rd time to:
Sir Richard Wingfield

Edward Stafford
3rd Duke of Buckingham
Born: 3 FEB 1478
Died: 17 MAY 1521,
(As mentioned in
Shakespeare's King
Henry VIII)
King Henry VIII had
Edward beheaded,
following a sham trial.
Because Henry feared
Edward who was a very
wealthy and popular war
hero. Henry was afraid
that Edward might try to
claim the throne.

The sham trial and
execution of Edward
Stafford is a classic
example of
"Judicial Murder" a
situation where jurors in
fear of their own lives
render a guilty verdict
they know is desired by a
tyrannical ruler,
regardless of the evidence
offered at a trial. They
rule the accused to be
guilty even though they
know he is innocent.

Unfortunately for Edward he had a very powerful enemy, Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, the Lord Chancellor of England Edward was the spokesman for a large group of nobles who complained about the immense amount of power Wolsey had usurped within the kingdom. Wolsey was literally dictating the king's foreign and domestic policies, and spending a fortune in the process, while exacting crushing taxes.
The cunning Wolsey convinced King Henry VIII, that Edward Stafford was plotting to overthrow Henry and claim title to the throne. Wolsey claimed as proof that there was a fortuneteller wandering about England at the time predicting that the name of the next king of England would be Edward. Henry was angry because the Duke didn't kill the fortuneteller. Henry also lusted after Edward Stafford's vast wealth and estates, which were among the finest in England. The greedy King Henry confiscated all of Edward Stafford's vast wealth and estates for his own personal use. Then he had the innocent Duke beheaded. He then gave some of the Duke's wealth to Mary and Anne Boleyn's father, Thomas Boleyn as payment for sexual services rendered Henry especially wanted Thornbury Castle upon which Edward commenced construction in 1511
Note: (Henry VIII lived there with Anne Boleyn in 1535) Mary Tudor lived in the extravagant Thornbury Castle/Palace as a princess.And when Mary became Queen she returned the castle to the descendants of Edward Stafford.
The trial and execution of "Buckingham" Edward Stafford occurs early in Shakespeare's Play, "King Henry VIII."

Elizabeth Stafford
Baron Henry Stafford (in fact, Henry was the 10th Baron, The title was lost when his father Edward Stafford the 3rd Duke of Buckingham was executed in 1521. When England's Parliament passed an Act of Restitution in 1547 approved by young King
Edward Tudor ((Edward VI no. 18) Henry was then referred to as the 1st Baron of Stafford, although he was the 10th Stafford to hold the title.

Lady Mary Stafford
Stafford, Catherine

Alionore (Eleanor)
Died 1530
Note: Eleanor was
a descendent of

Daughter of:
Countess Eleanor
Poynings and
Sir Henry Percy
3rd Earl of
Note: he was the
grandson of the
character "Hot
In the play Henry

Henry Stafford
10th Baron of Stafford
Born: 18 SEP 1501
Acceded: 1547
Married: Feb. 16, 1519
Died: 30 APR 1563, Caus
Castle, Shropshire
Interred: 6 MAY 1563,
Worthen, Shropshire
Henry served as a
Courtier to
King Henry VIII
King Edward VI
Queen Mary Tudor
Queen Elizabeth

Following the judicial murder of Henry's father and the confiscation of the Stafford family's vast
wealth by King Henry VIII, the social and political status of the
Stafford family in England plunged, in spite of their incredible
ancestry. Note that the Title of Baron was still retained by Henry.
And his daughter Dorothy retained the honorary title of "Lady"
but during the life of his
grandchildren the title of Baron was lost due to the terrible level of poverty to which the Stafford family descended. Note: Henry
is also referred to as the 1st Baron of Stafford because the title was
reinstituted to him after his father's attainment. I.e., loss of titles.

King Henry VIII judicially murdered Margaret Plantagenet Pole when she was 72 years old in an extremely barbaric manner for religious reasons, Henry murdered Margaret due to his hatred for her son, Cardinal Reginald Pole.
Over a period of years, the psychopathic
members of the Tudor family murdered all members of the Plantagenet family who might make a claim on the Throne. Because the Plantagenets had a better claim to the throne of England than the Tudors. Margaret's Stafford family ancestors were next in line to the throne. Because of his intense hatred of Cardinal Reginald Pole King Henry VIII swore that he would destroy all members of the Pole family and certainly all of Margaret's descendents; Especially those named Stafford whose
ancestral claim to the throne was abundantly clear, Ursula was safe during Henry's reign, because It was assumed at the time that only a male could accede to the throne. For the same reason Lady Dorothy Stafford was spared. However, when Queen Mary Tudor took the throne it was recognized that females could also claim the throne based on their pedigree, this meant that even Lady Dorothy was in danger, so Dorothy and her husband Sir William Stafford with their children fled into exile in Geneva, Switzerland.

Henry and Ursula had 13 children, below is a list of 9 of them. (4 daughters who died prior to being christened thus, unnamed are not included on the list.)

Richard Stafford (Died very poor, his
daughter Jane married a poor joiner his
grandson was a poverty level cobbler)
Walter Stafford
Lady Dorothy Stafford (see below)
Elizabeth Stafford
Henry Stafford
Edward Stafford
Thomas Stafford (executed by
Queen Mary Tudor for treason)
Anne Stafford
Humphrey Stafford

Ursula Pole
Born: 1504 Of, Laleworth,
Middlesex, England
Married: Feb. 16, 1519
Died: Aug. 12, 1570
Ursula's pedigree through
her mother is traceable to
the royal families of almost
every nation in Europe
back to the emperors of
Rome, very similar to that
of her husband Henry

daughter of:

Richard Pole, the Duke of
Suffolk and Margaret
Plantagenet, The Countess
of Salisbury. Margaret
was literally the last of the
Plantagenets. (see
information in center
column for more data
regarding Margaret.)

Lady Dorothy Stafford
Born: 1526 in England

Married: 1545( two years
after the death of sir
William Stafford's first
wife, Mary Boleyn

Died: September 23, 1604
Interred: St. Margaret's
Cemetery at Westminster.
There is a monument to
Lady Dorothy inside St.
Margaret's Church at
Westminster (presumably
paid for in advance by
Queen Elizabeth Tudor
who also paid in advance
for a memorial in St.
Margaret's Church at
Westminster to her
beloved childhood governess.)
Dorothy served Queen
Elizabeth Tudor as a Lady in Waiting with the special title of Mistress of the Robes for 40 years,
Dorothy was both a close
friend and confidant of the Queen, in fact she was a relative a "StepAunt" the second wife of the Queen's uncle Sir William Stafford.
Dorothy (only 7 years
older than her "niece" the
Queen) and her six children were the Queen's only legitimate living relatives during her long reign. Dorothy died just one year after the Queen's death. Note: Dorothy's husband sir William served in the
House of Commons in 1547.

Lady Dorothy & Sir William Stafford
had six children:
Ursula (b. 1546) Born in Bobbing
Court, Kent England
Dorothy (b. 1548) Born in Bobbing
Court, Kent, England
Elizabeth (b.1550) Born in Bobbing
Edward (b.1552) Born in Grafton,
Northamptonshire, England
Note: Edward was knighted by
Queen Elizabeth Tudor and
appointed to serve as England's
ambassador to France. The Queen
arranged his marriage to Lady
Douglas Sheffield (who made the
mistake of being a rival with the
Queen for the affections of Lord
Essex.) The crafty Queen quickly
shipped Edward and his wife off to
Paris France.
William (b.1554) Born in Grafton,
Northampton, England
John (b. 1556) Geneva, Switzerland
(A knight lived in Thornbury, Glos.)

Because Lady Dorothy had a
legitimate claim to the throne of
England, when Queen Mary Tudor
(Bloody Mary) assumed the throne,
William and Dorothy fled for their
lives with their children along with all
their servants into exile to Geneva,
Switzerland where they befriended
the famous religious leader John
Calvin. John Calvin stood as the
Godfather on January 4, 1556 for the
baptism of Dorothy and William's
newly born son Sir William died on
May 5, 1556;Leaving his wife
Dorothy a penniless widow. John
Calvin asserted his rights as a
godfather and would not let Lady
Dorothy Stafford leave Geneva with
her children but with threatened aid
from William's younger brother in
France, she then managed to escape
to Basle, Switzerland and later home
to England.


Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles, 1887

"Northamptonshire, (or Northampton), south-midland county of England, bounded N. by Leicestershire, Rutland, and Lincolnshire, E. by Cambridgeshire, Huntingdonshire, and Bedfordshire, S. by Bucks and Oxfordshire, and W. by Warwickshire.

Sir William Stafford (1512-1556)
( a distant cousin) William could
trace his ancestry back to
Millicent de Stafford (1155-1214)
and Hervy Bagot Stafford, as did
Born: circa 1512 in Blatherwick,
Northamptonshire, England.
William was the second of at
least 3 sons of Sir Humphrey
Stafford of Repton, Derbyshire,
England and Margaret Fogge
who was born in 1463 of Repton,
Derbyshire, England (a daughter
of Sir John Fogge of Ashford,
Kent, England and Margaret
Goldwell who in turn was the
daughter of Jeffrey Goldwell,
who was born in 1437 of Repton,
Derbyshire, England.
Knighted in Scotland: 9/23/1545
by Edward Seymour the Earl of
Hertford, Duke of Somerset and
Protector of England who
oversaw young King Edward VI
Tudor. William was present at the
coronation of Anne Boleyn, at the
time he functioned as a mere
servitor at the court. Later he
functioned As a knight in the
personal guard of King Henry
2 Marriages:

William's first wife was Mary
Boleyn, together they had a baby
girl, who died before she was
named in 1534, thus there are no
Stafford descendents from Mary
Boleyn, she is not technically a
member of the progenitor
Stafford family tree, just a
footnote in its history.
William and Dorothy were
married 2 years after the death of
Mary Boleyn. Note: William was
Mary's second husband, her first
husband was William Carey who
died in 1528
William Stafford Sr.
Son of Lady Dorothy Stafford
and Sir William Stafford

Born in Grafton, Northampton, England Married abt 1593 in Grafton, Northampton, England

Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles, 1887

"Northamptonshire, (or Northampton), south-midland county of England, bounded N. by Leicestershire, Rutland, and Lincolnshire, E. by Cambridgeshire, Huntingdonshire, and Bedfordshire, S. by Bucks and Oxfordshire, and W. by Warwickshire.

Anne Gryme b. abt 1555 in
Rocheford, England
Daughter of Thomas Gryme of
Antingham, Norfolk
    Above document by Neil F. Stafford permission given for personal use only.