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The STAFFORD Descent from Norman Conquest via Massachusetts to New Zealand

Journal by ALV

Considering the amount of interest in the STAFFORD nobility line of ancestry, I have decided to post this line of my wife's.

ROBERT DE STAFFORD (ROBERT DE TOENI) born about 1030, Normandy, France; died 1088 England; married:

1. ADELISA DE SAVONIA

Children:
ADELISA married ROGER BIGOD, Earl of Norfolk

2. AVICE DE CLARE

Known Children:
NICHOLAS
NIGEL
ROBERT

NICHOLAS DE STAFFORD, Sheriff of Staffordshire born about 1075 Clifton, Staffordshire, England; died 29 Sep 1138 married MATILDA DE MEOLTE

Known child:
ROBERT

ROBERT DE STAFFORD born about 1107 Clifton, Staffordshire, England; married ANASTASIA (AVICE)

Known children:
ROBERT

ROBERT DE STAFFORD born 1127 Clifton, Staffordshire, England; died 29 Sep 1194 married BASILLA

Known children:
ROBERT
MILICENT

MILICENT DE STAFFORD born about 1156 Clifton, Staffordshire, England; married HERVEY BAGOT,

Known children:
HERVEY
WILLIAM

Their sons and heirs assumed the maternal surname.

HERVEY (HENRY) DE STAFFORD born 1178 Clifton, Staffordshire, England; died 1237; married PATRONILL (PETRONELLA) DE FERRERS 1214

Known children:
HERVEY died 1241
ROBERT

ROBERT DE STAFFORD born 1216 Clifton, Staffordshire, England; died 1282; married ALICE CORBET

Known children:
ALICE born about 1240; married Sir JOHN DE HOTHAM
RALPH
ISABELLA married WILLIAM STAFFORD
AMABIL married RICHARD (or ROBERT) RADCLIFFE

NICHOLAS DE STAFFORD born 1246 Clifton, Staffordshire, England; died 1 Aug 1287 at siege of Droselan Castle, Wales: married:

1. ANNE DE LANGLEY

Children:
No Issue known

2. ELEANOR (ALIANORE) DE CLINTON (born about 1250)

Known Children:
RICHARD
EDMUND

EDMUND DE STAFFORD, Baron Stafford born 15 July 1272 Clifton, Staffordshire, England; died 12 Aug 1308 Stafford, Staffordshire, England; married MARGARET BASSETT

Known children:
RALPH
RICHARD married MAUD DE CARNVILLE
MARGARET
WILLIAM
HUMPHREY
JACOBUS
CATHERINE
ELIZABETH

RALPH DE STAFFORD, Earl of Stafford born 24 Sep 1301 Clifton, Staffordshire, England; died 31 Aug 1372 Tonbridge Castle, Kent. England; married:
1. KATHERINE HASTANG (HASTINGS)

Children:
MARGARET married Sir John of Bramshall (or Wickham) de Stafford, Knight
JOAN married Sir Nicholas de Beke, Knight

2. MARGARET DE AUDLEY, Baroness Audley (born 1318; died 7 Sep 1347)

Children:
RALPH born 1335; died 1347; married MAUD of LANCASTER (GROSMONT)
HUGH
BEATRICE died 1415; married:
1. MAURICE FITZGERALD
2. THOMAS DE ROS, 5th Baron de Ros
3. Sir RICHARD BURLEY
KATHERINE born 1348; died 1361; married Sir JOHN DE SUTTON
ELIZABETH died 1375; married:
1. FULK LE STRANGE
2. JOHN DE FERRERS
3. REYNOLF COBHAM
JOAN died 1397; married:
1. JOHN CHERLETON
2. GILBERT TALBOT

HUGH DE STAFFORD, Earl of Stafford & Lord Audley born 1336 Stafford, Staffordshire, England; died 16 Oct 1386 Island of Rhodes, Greece; married PHILLIPPA (born about 1342 England; died 6 Apr 1386) 1 Mar 1360, England

Known children:
RALPH born about 1364; died May 1385
MARGARET born about 1366; died 9 June 1396; married RALPH DE NEVILLE
THOMAS born about 1368; died 4 July 1392; married ANNE (PLANTAGENET) OF GLOUCESTER
WILLIAM born 21 Sep 1375; died 6 Apr 1395
HUMPHREY born about 1376; died in infancy
EDMUND
JOAN born 1379; died 1 Oct 1442; married THOMAS HOLLAND
HUGH born 1382; died 25 Oct 1420; married ELIZABETH BOUCHIER

EDMUND STAFFORD, Earl of Stafford born 2 Mar 1378 Stafford, Staffordshire, England; died 22 July 1403 Battle of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England: married (his brother Thomas's widow) ANNE (PLANTAGENET) OF GLOUCESTER (born 30 April 1383 England; died 16 Oct 1438) 28 June 1398, England

Known children:
HUMPHREY (de Bohun lineage)
ANNE born about 1410; died 20 September 1432; married:
1. EDMUND MORTIMER
2. JOHN, Duke of Exeter
PHILLIPPA born about 1403; died young

HUMPHREY STAFFORD, Duke of Buckingham, Earl of Stafford & Count of Perche born about 1400 Stafford, Staffordshire, England; died 10 July 1460 Battle of Northampton, Northamptonshire, England: married ANNA NEVILLE (born about 1411 Westmoreland, England; died 20 Sep 1480 Raby, Durham, England) Raby, Durham, England

Known children:
HUMPHREY born 1425; died 1458; married MARGARET BEAUFORT (daughter of Edmund)
HENRY born about 1430; died 1471; married MARGARET BEAUFORT (daughter of John widow of Edmund Tudor mother of Henry VII)
EDWARD born about 1432
MARGARET
CATHERINE born 1437; died 26 Dec 1476; married JOHN TALBOT
GEORGE born 1439
WILLIAM born 1439
JOHN born 1440; died 8 May 1473; married CONSTANCE GREEN
JOAN born 1442; died 1484; married:
1. WILLIAM BEAUMONT
2. WILLIAM KNYVETT
ANNE born 1446; died 1472; married:
1. JOHN DE VERE
2. THOMAS BROOKE

MARGARET STAFFORD born 1435 Buckinghamshire, England; married ROBERT DUNHAM (born about 1430 Derbyshire, England; died 1504)

Known child:
JOHN

JOHN DUNHAM born about 1450 Dunham-on Trent, Notts, England; died 9 Nov 1524 Kirklington, Notts, England; married ELIZABETH BOWET (born about 1454 Rippingale, Lincolnshire, England; died 17 Mar 1502)1471

Known children:
KATHERINE born about 1472; married:
1. RALPH OKEVER
2. HENRY LEIGH De RUSHALL
JOHN
FRANCES born about 1476; married JOHN HAZELWOOD
ANNE born about 1478
MARIE born about 1480; married THOMAS GRANTHAM

JOHN DUNHAM, Sir born 1474 Dunham-on Trent, Notts, England; died 1504; married JEAN THORLAND (born about 1478 Gamston, Nottinghamshire) 1494

Known children:
KATHARYN (KATHERINE) born 1494; married WILLIAM TALBOT
ELIZABETH born 1496; married RYCHART BASSETT
MARGARET born about 1497
JOHN
ANNE born 1502

JOHN DUNHAM, Sir born 1498 Dunham-on Trent, Notts, England; died 1545; married BENEDICITIA FOLSGAMBE (born about 1499 Walton, Derbyshire, England) 15 Aug 1522 Scrooby. Notts, England

Known child:
RALPH

RALPH DUNHAM born 1526 Scrooby, Notts, England; married ELIZABETH WENTWORTH (born about 1536 Scrooby) 1556 Scrooby

Known child:
JOHN born 1558
THOMAS

THOMAS DUNHAM born about 1560 Scrooby, Notts, England; married JANE BROMELEY (born 1562 Scrooby)

Known child:
JOHN

JOHN DUNHAM born about 1589 Scrooby, Notts, England; died 2 Mar 1669 Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; married:

1. SUZANNA KENNY (born about 1594 Leiden, Zuid, South Holland, Netherlands; died 1622 Leiden) 17 Oct 1619 Leyden

Children:
JOHN born 1620 Leiden
HUMILITY born 1621 Leiden
THOMAS born 1622 Leiden

2. ABIGAIL BARLOW (born 1590) on 15 Oct 1622 Leiden

Children:
ABIGAIL born 1623 Plymouth; married STEPHEN ATTWOOD
SAMUEL born 1628; married:
1. MARTHA BEALE
2. SARAH (or MARY) WATSON
HANNAH born 1633; married GILES RICKARD
JONATHAN
PERSIS born 1635; married BENAJAH PRATT
JOSEPH born 1636; married:
1. MERCY MORTON
2. HESTER WORMELL
BENJAMIN born 1637; married MARY TILSON
DANIEL born 1639; married HANNAH (Surname Unknown)
BENAJAH born 1640; married ELIZABETH TILSON
BENJAMIN born 1637; married MARY TILSON

JONATHAN DUNHAM born 1632 Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; died 18 Dec 1717 Edgartown, Dukes County, Marthas Vineyard; married MARY COBB (born 24 Mar 1637 Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts) 15 Oct 1657

Children:
HANNAH born 1658 married JAMES PEASE
JONATHAN born 1661 married ESTER NORTON HUXFORD
JOSEPH born 1663
ELEAZER born 1665
SAMUEL born 1669 married SARAH WATSON
GERSHOM
DANIEL born 1677 married REBECCA NORTON

GERSHOM DUNHAM born 1672 Middleborough, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; died 1739 Edgartown, Dukes County, Marthas Vineyard; married MARY CLARK 1693 Nantucket, Nantucket Island

Children:
MARY
DEBORAH born about 1697
GERSHOM born about 1698
DAVID born about 1700
JETHRO born about 1702
ZERVIAH born about 1705; married WILLIAM ROGERS
SETH born about 1710
PAUL born about 1714

MARY DUNHAM born about 1696; died 5 Apr 1779; married JAMES COVELL (born 20 Dec 1687 Edgartown; died Apr 1762) 22 July 1713 Fairfield, Connecticut

Children:
JAMES P. born 16 Aug 1714 Edgartown; d 23 Sep 1776; married MARGARET FINLEY
MARY
ELIZABETH born 1 Jan 1718 Edgartown; married:
1. EBENEZER JOY;
2. THOMAS McCLURE
HANNAH THANKFUL born 10 Apr 1720 Edgartown; married ASA MAYO
MICAJAH born 18 Jun 1722 Edgartown; married MARY RIPLEY
JETHRO born 13 Sep 1724 Edgartown; died 20 Jan 1803; married:
1. SARAH BEETLE;
2. LYDIA VINSON
PHILLIP born 24 Dec 1726 Glastonbury, Hartford County, Connecticut; died 6 Sept 1781
ELIPHALET born 5 Apr 1728 Glastonbury
TIMOTHY born 16 July 1730 Glastonbury; died 29 Feb 1812 Barrington, Nova Scotia, Canada;
married MARY WELDAN
MATTHEW born 20 Oct 1732 Glastonbury
JOSEPH born 30 Dec 1735 Edgartown

MARY COVELL born 30 Nov 1716 Edgartown; died Apr 1779; married JOSEPH CLEVELAND (born about 1715; died 25 Dec 1796) 1 Jan 1740

They had the following named children:
SETH
JEDIDAH baptised 27 May 1744
EZRA died 27 Oct 1822
ICHABOD died 27 Oct 1823
JOSEPH died Oct 1788
RHODA born 25 Apr 1752
BETSEY born 24 Apr 1754
WILLIAM born 1755; died young

SETH CLEVELAND born 16 Nov 1742 Edgartown; died about 21 May 1809 Edgartown; married JEDIDAH CLAGHORN (born 8 Mar 1748/9; died 13 Jan 1820)

They had the following named children:
SUSANNA
MATTA born 8 Mar 1772 Edgartown, died 23 Jan 1844

SUSANNA CLEVELAND born 29 Sept. 1767 Edgartown; died 14 July 1849; married THOMAS MARTIN NORTON (born 29 Feb 1764 Edgartown; died 5 Feb 1849) 20 Feb 1794

They had the following named children:
SHUBAEL CLAGHORN
THOMAS MARTIN born 10 Sept. 1796; married ELIZA NORTON 6 May 1824
ARIEL born 19 Feb. 1799; married CORDELIA VINCENT 26 Aug. 1827
SUSAN born 13 Feb. 1802; married:
1. JONATHAN FISHER 13 Feb. 1821;
2. PETER MARTIN COFFIN 8 Sept 1839
EDWARD born 22 Feb. 1805; married:
1. LUCY CLEVELAND 20 Sept. 1829;
2. MARY WILLIAMS.
NICHOLAS born 12 Sept. 1805; married MARY M. JERNEGAN 21 Oct. 1832

SHUBAEL CLAGHORN NORTON born 27 May 1794 Edgartown; died Aug 1871 Edgartown; married POLLY DAVIS NORTON (born 24 Mar 1794 Edgartown; died in Nov 1874 Edgartown) 22 Sept 1816 Edgartown.

Children:
JEREMIAH CROWELL
JANE WEST born 4 Apr 1821 (twin.); married JOSEPH THAXTER 16 Mar 1845.
HENRY D. born 4 Apr 1821 (twin.); married MARY A. BEETLE 6 Jan 1848.
ABIGAIL S. born 29 Feb 1824
SHUBAEL CLAGHORN JR, born 31 Jan 1825.
MARY DAVIS born 14 May 1829; married PHILIP C. SMITH JR. 1 Dec 1847.
DEBORAH A. born 25 Feb 1833; married JERUEL WEST 1 Jan 1852.
CORDELIA V. born 1 Sep 1834

JEREMIAH CROWELL NORTON born 6 June 1819; married MARGARET STUART VINCENT (born 2 Dec 1821) on 6 Oct 1845 in Edgartown.

Child of JEREMIAH and MARGARET:
ABBY, born 14 Oct 1853; married GEORGE NOLAN 1 Jan 1874.

Then he sailed to NZ where he married (possibly bigamously) ANN(A) CLARA SIMONS on 5 July 1862 in Auckland NZ

JEREMIAH died 31st Aug 1897 Northland, NZ.

I hope this can help anyone who are researching these lines.

This is just one of my wife's ancestral lines.

by ALV Profile | Research | Contact | Subscribe | Block this user
on 2012-05-30 05:31:21

Looking for all my family and my wife's links - basically Norton, Simons, Curtis, Wright, Vickers, Lambert, Ashby, Williams, May, Scott, Smith, Hambling, Timperley (Timperly), Davis, Pease, Howe, Thomas, Osborne, Corthine, Hardwick, Powis, Huckens, Vickery, Phelps, Howland, Chipman, Bassett, Claghorn,Cleveland, Dunham, Robinson, Mayhew, Hawes, Winn, Soule, Slade, Waterman, Dangerfield, Orpin, Camp, Singyard, Houghton,Leakey, Garland, Dawe, Lawrence & Cleal.

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