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Humphrey Stafford (abt. 1478 - 1545)

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Sir Humphrey "of Cotered and Rushden" Stafford
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Husband of — married after 1490 [location unknown]
Husband of — married 1532 in Englandmap
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Died in Cottered, Hertfordshire, Englandmap
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Sir Humphrey Stafford, Knt. of Cotered and Rushden, Herts (b. 01 May 1478 - d. 22 Sep 1545), son and heir, age 42 in 1517.


  • Sir Humphrey Stafford, sheriff of Warwickshire.
  • Katherine Fray

First Marriage

m.1. (aft. 1490) Margaret Fogge (d. bef. 1532), dau. of:

  • John Fogge, Knt., of Ashford, Kent, and London, Treasurer of the Household to Edward IV, Privy Councilor, Keeper of the Writs, Knight of the Shire for Kent, Burgess (M.P.) for Canterbury, Kent,
  • and 2nd wife, Alice, dau of William Haute, Esq. ... near kinswoman of Elizabeth Wydeville, wife of Edward IV.

Margaret was a legatee in the 1490 will of her father, she being then unmarried.


They had three sons and 3 dau

  • Humphrey, Knt., sheriff of Hants.
  • William, K.B. (b. c. 1521)
m.1 Mary Boleyn
m.2 Dorothy Stafford
  • Robert, Knt.
  • Joan (Jane) (wife of _____ Williams and Maximilian Celsus),
  • Ellen,
  • Mary.

Second Marriage

m.2 (1532) Joan UNKNOWN, widow of William Lane.


  • 1526-7: Sheriff of Northamptonshire.


In 1514 his father’s attainder was reversed, and the family estates partially restored to him, including the manors of

  • Milton Keynes, Bucks,
  • Bourton-on-Dunsmore, Warwick.

In 1508–9 John Hoke, butcher, of Derby, kinsman and heir of John Somerby, clerk, conveyed the manor and advowson of the church of Great Munden and the advowson of Rowney Priory, Herts to Humphrey Stafford and his cousin, William Waldegrave, Knt.

Humphrey was heir in 1517 to his uncle, Thomas Stafford, Esq., by which he inherited the manors of Blatherwycke and Dodford, Hants.[citation needed][1]


  • Lewis, M. (2013, August 1). "Sir Humphrey Stafford, Sheriff of Northamptonshire #90501, b. 1 May 1478, d. 22 September 1545," citing various works by Douglas Richarson. ORTNCA. Web.
  • Richardson, D. (2011). Plantagenet Ancestry: A Study In Colonial And Medieval Families, 2nd ed, pp. 201, 224-5:[2]
  • Richardson, D. (2011). "William Carey," in Plantagenet Ancestry, 2nd ed., pp. 482-483. Google Books.

See Also...

  • Richardson, D. (n.d.) Royal Ancestry, III, p. 241-2.
  • Weir, A. (2011). Mary Boleyn: The Mistress of Kings, pp. 214. Random House. Google Books.
  • National Archives IPM DR10/1895 - Held at Shakespeare Centre Library and Archive.
  • Roberts, Gary Boyd, The Royal Descents of 600 Immigrants to the American Colonies or the United States, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. (2008), 881.
  • Wikipedia : William Stafford (courtier)


  1. According to Weir (2011), it's Humphrey, son of Sir Humphrey Stafford and Marg. Fogge, who inherited Blatherwycke and Dodford from uncle Thos., esq., (p. 214).[1]
  2. RIchardson (2011), citing: Bridges, Hist. & Antiqs. of Northamptonshire 2 (1791): 275–280. Baker, Hist. & Antiqs. of Northampton 1 (1822–1830): 349–356 (Keynes-Aylesbury-Stafford pedigree). Nicolas, Testamenta Vetusta 2 (1826): 400–402 (will of Sir John Fogge, Knt.). Gentleman’s Mag. n.s. 26 (1846): 31–33. Whellan, Hist., Gazetteer, and Directory of Northamptonshire (1849): 442. Burn, Registrum Ecclesi Parochialis: Hist. of Parish Regs. in England (1862): 275–276, 283–284, 286. Pearman, Hist. of Ashford (1868). Antiquary 4 (1873): 313 (Fogge arms: Argent, on a fess, between three annulets, sable, three mullets of the first pierced). Collectanea 1st Ser. (1885): 238–242. Blaikie, Alliance of the Reformed Churches: Minutes & Procs. of the 4th General Council London, 1888 (1889): 307. Leadam, Domesday of Inclosures, 1517–1518 1 (1897): 315. List of Sheriffs for England & Wales (PRO Lists and Indexes 9) (1898): 93. Leadam, Select Cases Before the King’s Council in the Star Chamber 2 (Selden Soc. 25) (1903): 169–170. Pollard, Reign of Henry VII from Contemporary Sources 2 (1914): 17–19. Harvey et al., Vis. of the North 3 (Surtees Soc. 144) (1930): 57–58 (Widvill pedigree: “Margareta [Fogge]”). Wedgwood, Hist. of Parliament 1 (1936): 339–342 (biog. of Sir John Fogge). Adams & Stephens, Select Documents of English Constitutional Hist. (1939): 218–220. Mellows, Last Days of Peterborough Monastery (Northamptonshire Rec. Soc. 12) (1947): xxxviii. VCH Warwick 6 (1951): 40. Adams, Living Descendants of Blood Royal 2 (1959): 239, 659. Ancient Deeds—Series B 3 (List & Index Soc. 113) (1975): B.9074,B.9849.

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I am not pre-1500 certified so cannot edit the profile but thanks for the info
posted by Mike Davies
His will dated 22 June 1545, probate 29 July 1546 - England & Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, Piece 31: Alen (1546-1547)

Have you been able to read it all? he mentions a goblet from uncle Thomas Stafford, then his 2nd wife Dame Jane Stafford and various children.

posted by Beryl Meehan
Please add the following source:

Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 241-42.

Thanks, Maureen

posted by Maureen Deegan
Stafford-3428 and Stafford-6 appear to represent the same person because: Date of death the same.
posted by Glenn Kittredge

Humphrey is 18 degrees from Mary Pickford, 17 degrees from Cheryl Skordahl and 4 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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