Edmund de Stafford, 1st Lord (Baron) Stafford, so created by writ of summons 6 Feb 1298/9 to Parliament; born 15 July 1273; married by 1298 Margaret, sister and ultimate coheir of Ralph Basset, (1st?) Lord (Baron) Basset (of Drayton), and died by 12 Aug 1308. [Burke's Peerage]
Note: I believe Margaret's brother was 2nd Baron Basset.
BARONY OF STAFFORD (I) 1299
EDMUND, BARON OF STAFFORD, son and heir; born 15 July 1273. On 20 August 1294 he had done homage and was to have his lands; on 4 July 1297 he was about to go beyond seas with the King. He was summoned to serve against the Scots in 1298, 1299, 1301, 1302 and 1308. From 6 February 1298/9 to 26 August 1307 he was summoned to Parliament by writs directed Edmundo Baroni de Staford, whereby he is held to have become LORD STAFFORD. In1300 his seal was appended to the Barons' letter to the Pope. On 5 April1305 he was summoned to treat upon the aid for knighting the King's eldest son, and on 18 January 1307/8 to attend the Coronation.
He married, in or before 1298, Margaret, daughter of Ralph and sister andin her issue coheir of Ralph (BASSET) 1st LORD BASSET (of Drayton). He died before 12 August 1308, and was buried in the church ofthe Friars Minors of Stafford. He left a will. His wife survived him, and married, 2ndly, Thomas DE PYPE. She died 17 March 1336/7, and was buried at Tysoe, co Warwick. [Complete Peerage XII/1:173, XIV:589, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]
Edmund de Stafford, who, having distinguished himself in the Scottish wars, was summoned to parliament as a Baron, by King Edward I, from 6 February, 1299, to 26 August, 1308, the year of his decease. He m. Margaret, dau., and at length heir of Ralph, Lord Basset, of Drayton, and had issue, Ralph, his successor; Richard, m. Maud, dau. and heir of Richard de Camville, of Clifton, and was styled 'Sir Richard Stafford, of Clifton, Knt.' His lordship d. in 1308, and was s. by his elder son, Ralph de Stafford. [Sir Bernard Burke, Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages, Burke's Peerage, Ltd., London, 1883, p. 499, Stafford, Barons Stafford, Earls of Stafford, &c.]
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