John Stafford, Knight of the Shire for Staffordshire, was born 1302 to William de Stafford (-1326) and Isabel de Stafford (c1260-) and died 1373 of unspecified causes. He married Elizabeth Somerville (c1312-1337) 1331 JL in England. He married Margaret de Stafford (-aft1373) 1341 JL in England. Charlemagne (747-814)/s.

Research Notes =

Notes: of Scales, Knt. of Amblecote and Bramshall, Stafford. Sir John Stafford, son of William Stafford, of Bromshull, county Stafford, and a descendant of Hervey Bagot and Milicent Stafford; which Sir John married Margaret, youngest daughter of Ralph Stafford, 1st Earl of Stafford, and left issue, Sir Humphrey, his heir, a distinguished soldier in the martial reign of King Edward III, and one of the retinue of the Black Prince, who married the dau. and heir of John Grenvil; and Ralph, who married Maud, daughter and co-heir of Sir John Hastang, and was ancestor of the Staffords of Grafton, county Worcester, and of the Staffords of Blatherwycke, county Northampton. [Sir Bernard Burke, Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages, Burke's Peerage, Ltd., London, 1883, p. 501, Stafford, Barons Stafford, of Suthwyk, Earl of Devon].

Marriage and Family

Sir John Stafford was born at of Bramshall, Staffordshire, England. He married Elizabeth Somerville, daughter of Sir Philip Somerville, Lord Whichnor and Margaret Pipe, circa 1331. Sir John Stafford married Margaret Stafford, daughter of Sir Ralph de Stafford, 1st Earl Stafford, 2nd Lord Stafford and Katharine de Hastang, between 1340 and 1341.2 Sir John Stafford died circa 1370.

Married 1: Elizabeth De SOMERVILLE


  1. Margaret de Stafford (c1345-) (Matilda (Maud) STAFFORD)

Married 2: Margaret STAFFORD


  1. Humphrey STAFFORD of Hook
  2. Margaret STAFFORD
  3. Ralph STAFFORD
  4. Joan STAFFORD


Offspring of John Stafford and Elizabeth Somerville (c1312-1337)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Margaret de Stafford (c1345-) 1345 Wickham, Norfolk, England 6 April 1418 Over Peover, Cheshire, England John de Warenne (1343-1387) John de Warenne (1343-1387) John Mainwaring (1344-1410)

Offspring of John Stafford and Margaret de Stafford (-aft1373)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Ralph Stafford (1355-1410) 1355 1 March 1410 Maud Hastang (1359-bef1410)
Humphrey Stafford (c1360-)
Margaret Stafford (-1418)
Joan Stafford (c1362)




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