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Henry DE STAFFORD

Henry DE STAFFORD

Male 1501 - 1563  (61 years)

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  • Name Henry DE STAFFORD 
    Born 18 Sep 1501  Penshurst, Kent, ENGLAND Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Family Notes Henry Stafford was born in Penshurst, Kent, England, one of four children and the only son of Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham and Eleanor Percy, Duchess of Buckingham. Eleanor (or Alianore) was the daughter of Henry Percy, 4th Earl of Northumberland and Maud Herbert. After his father's execution he managed to regain some of his family's position. Courtier and servant of all the Tudors from Henry VIII to Elizabeth I.

    On 16 Feb 1518/9, Henry married Ursula Pole, the daughter of Margaret Plantagenet, Countess of Salisbury and Sir Richard Pole. The marriage had been arranged by the Duke of Buckingham, at the suggestion of Cardinal Thomas Wolsey. Following their marriage, Henry and Ursula made their home in the household of the Duke, where they had guardians to watch over them. In Nov 1520, their first child was born; they would have a total of seven sons and seven daughters.

    He was styled Earl of Stafford until the attainder of his father, beheaded for treason in 1521. He was posthumously attainted by an Act of Parliament in 1523, with his title and estates being forfeited to the Crown.

    Lands and title taken from him, then "restored in blood only" by Henry VIII in 1523. In 1531, Staffordshire elected him as a recorder for the borough; he was later appointed JP for both Staffordshire and Shropshire in 1536. In 1547, Henry petitioned Parliament for restoration in blood, but did not claim any of his father's land or titles. He was summoned to Parliament by writ in 1548 and was thus created 1st Baron Stafford by Edward VI. This was the 4th creation of the barony which eventually became extinct in 1639, the title being resigned due to poverty. The barony was initially regarded as a new creation, but in Feb 1558, he won the right to have it recognised as carrying precedence from 1299.

    Stafford had an extensive library of some 300 books, mostly Latin. In 1548, he published an English translation of the 1534 tract by Edward Foxe, as "The True Dyfferens Betwen the Royall Power and the Ecclesiasticall Power", (original title De vera differentia regiae potestatis et ecclesiae).

    In 1554, after petitioning Mary for financial assistance, he was made one of two chamberlains of the exchequer, a position that brought with it  
    Points of Notoriety 1st Baron of Stafford 
    Died 30 Apr 1563  Caus Castle, Shropshire, ENGLAND Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 6 May 1563  Worthen Church, Shropshire, ENGLAND Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1695  Roe Family Tree
    Last Modified 1 Sep 2014 

    Family ID F531  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Ursula POLE 
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2014 
    Family ID F528  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Isobel DE TUNICLIF 
    Children 
    +1. Thomas TUNACLIF,   b. Abt 1549, Doveridge, Derbyshire, ENGLAND Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1602  (Age ~ 53 years)
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2014 
    Family ID F521  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Sep 1501 - Penshurst, Kent, ENGLAND Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Apr 1563 - Caus Castle, Shropshire, ENGLAND Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 6 May 1563 - Worthen Church, Shropshire, ENGLAND Link to Google Earth
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