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Edward Stafford KG KB (1478 - 1521)

Edward "3rd Duke of Buckingham" Stafford KG KB
Born in Brecon Castle, Powys, Walesmap
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Husband of — married after Dec 1489 in Englandmap
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Died at age 43 in Tower Hill, Middlesex, Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 14 Nov 2008
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Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham

Birth: 03 Feb 1478 Brecon Castle, Powys, Wales
Death: 17 May 1521 by execution ordered by King Henry VIII, for suspected treason.
Burial: Austin Friars, London, Middlesex[1]
Lord High Constable of England. [2]


Edward Stafford married Eleanor Percy (d.1530), daughter of Henry Percy, 4th Earl of Northumberland.

Legitimate children

  1. Lord Henry Stafford, 1st Baron Stafford (18 Sep 1501 – 30 Apr 1563) m. Ursula Pole[3]
  2. Elizabeth Stafford, Duchess of Norfolk (c. 1497 – 30 Nov 1558), m. before 8 January 1513, Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk[4]
  3. Katherine Stafford (c. 1499 – 14 May 1555) m. Ralph Neville, 4th Earl of Westmorland
  4. Mary Stafford m. abt Jun 1519 George Neville, 5th Baron Bergavenny (as his 3rd wife).

Illegitimate children

  1. George Stafford
  2. Henry Stafford
  3. Margaret Stafford (c. 1511 – 25 May 1537) m. Thomas FitzGerald of Leixlip, Ireland[5]

Inquisition (Document)

Inq. p. m. Henry VIII, V. O. p. 2, No. 123.[6]
Edward, Duke of Buckingham.
Inquisition taken at the Guildhall, 16 October, 17 Henry VIII [1525], before William Bailly, knight, Mayor and escheator, by virtue of his office, by the oath of John Harte, John Selybronde, James Sewen, Thomas Sheers, William Cotes, William Knyght, Thomas Sponer, Thomas Rede, John Waterhouse, Hamlet Blymston, John Chaundeler, Thomas Godfrey, Thomas Philipps, Richard Harrys, William Peppes, Philip Nele, William Dune, John Cassewell, Thomas Dykons, and William Mathewe, who say that
Whereas King Henry VII by letters patent, dated 6 January, in the 21st year of his reign [1506], granted to Edward, late Duke of Buckingham, and to his heirs male, all that messuage, place, or mansion, with a garden adjoining, lying in the parish of St. Laurence of Pountney, within the City of London; also the patronage and advowson of the College or Chapel of Corpus Christi, next the parish Church of St. Lawrence, near Candelwykstrete, within the said parish, and the nomination of the master or warden of the said College, which were late of Edmund de la Pole, late Earl of Suffolk, and which came into the hands of the King by reason of the attainder of the said Earl.
At the Parliament, held at the Friars Preachers, within the City of London, 15 April, 14 Henry VIII [1523], the said Duke of Buckingham was attainted of high treason, and was thereupon ordered to forfeit to the King all his lordships manors, etc., including the said messuage, patronage and nomination.
At the time of his attainder the said Duke of Buckingham was seised of 5 librates and 16 pence of rent, issuing out of the following messuages: to wit, 24s. rent, issuing out of 1 messuage in the parish of All Saints Major, in which Stephen Jenyns, knight, lately dwelt; 24s. rent issuing out of 1 messuage in the said parish, wherein — Haddon lately dwelt; 46s. 8d. rent issuing out of the lands and tenements of the said Church of All Saints to be paid yearly by the churchwarden; and 6s. 8d. issuing out of 1 messuage in the parish of All Saints Minor, in which Ralph Bukberd lately dwelt.
The said messuage and other the premises are worth per ann., clear, £7 and 16d.
The said Duke of Buckingham died 17 May, 13 Henry VIII [1521].
Richard Jernyngham and Francis Bryan, knights, took the profits of the said messuage and garden from the death of the said Duke until 1 September last past, but by what right the jurors know not.
Philip Carnnyon and John Hasylwood took the profits of the said rents from the death of the said Duke up to the date of these presents, but by what right the jurors know not.
Richard Roston, late master of the said college, died the last day of September last past.
William Webster, clerk, took the profits of the said college from the death of the said master until the taking of this Inquisition.


  1. Ancestral File Number: 8J59-MD. S00006. Church of Latter Day Saints. IGI Records www.familysearch.org
  2. Ancestry.com
  3. Dau Sir Richard Pole and Margaret, Countess of Salisbury, dau George, Duke of Clarence.
  4. His second wife
  5. Thomas FitzGerald (1496-1532) was the younger half-brother of Gerald, 9th Earl of Kildare (1487-1534). Thomas' 5 brothers were famously executed at Tyburn on 3 Feb 1537, along with their nephew Silken Thomas, 10th Earl of Kildare.
  6. Inquisitions: Henry VIII (part 3 of 3), Abstracts of Inquisitiones Post Mortem for the City of London: Part 1 (1896), pp. 60-78. British History Online. Date accessed: 17 May 2014.


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Stafford-848 and Stafford-5 appear to represent the same person because: Stafford-848 was in my original gedcom when I uploaded it into WikiTree in 2011. Unfortunately he was somehow 'orphaned' after I 'pruned' my tree back only to ancestors that I had researched. I would like Stafford-848 to be merged because I see that over 100 people have looked at him and I have wasted their time! I had previously had him as the same person. Many thanks.
posted by Robert Anthony Grant
any idea of dates, places??
posted by Beryl Meehan
* Find A Grave: Memorial #16683894
  • Burial: Austin Friars Churchyard, London, City of London, Greater London, England
posted by Andrea (Stawski) Pack

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