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Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham[1, 2]

Male 1478 - 1521  (43 years)


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  • Name Edward Stafford  [3
    Suffix 3rd Duke of Buckingham 
    Born 3 Feb 1478  Brecknock Castle, Wales, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    _FSFTID LHNJ-YLT 
    _FSLINK https://familysearch.org/tree/#view=ancestor&person=LHNJ-YLT 
    Died 17 May 1521  Tower Hill, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Cause: executed 
    Notes 
    • Edward STAFFORD

      (3rd D. Buckingham)

      Born: 3 Feb 1478, Brecknock Castle, Wales, England

      Died: 1521, Tower Hill, London, Middlesex, England

      Notes: Knight of the Garter.

      Father: Henry STAFFORD (2° D. Buckingham)

      Mother: Catherine WOODVILLE (D. Buckingham/D. Bedford)

      Married: Eleanor PERCY (D. Buckingham) 14 Dec 1490

      Children:

      1. Elizabeth STAFFORD (D. Norfolk)

      2. Henry STAFFORD (1° B. Stafford)

      3. Margaret STAFFORD

      4. Mary STAFFORD (B. Abergavenny)

      5. Catherine STAFFORD (C. Westmoreland)


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      Son of Henry Stafford, 2nd Duke of Buckingham. His father was attainted and executed for rebelling against King Richard III of England when Stafford was five. When Henry VII ascended the throne, the attainder was reversed and the wardship of the young Duke was given to the King's mother Margaret, Countess of Richmond. As a young man, Stafford was made a Knight of the Garter (1495), and had various ceremonial roles at the royal court. Th is continued in an even grander way with the accession of Henry VIII: Stafford became Lord High Constable, Lord High Steward, and a privy councilor, and was lord high steward at Henry's coronation in 1509, where he also carried the King's crown.

      BEF 1500 he married Eleanor, eldest daughter of Henry Percy, fourth Ea rl of Northumberland. They had one son, Henry Stafford, 1st Baron Stafford and four daughters. In 1509, he was made a Lord High Constable. In 151 3, he was a Captain in the English Army fighting in France.

      However, although Buckingham appeared to be high in the favor of Henry VIII, the King was both jealous and suspicious of him because of his wealth, his lands, and his descent; on the paternal side he was a descendant of Thomas of Woodstock, son of Edward III, and his mother was a sister of Edward IV's Queen. The real power in Henry VIII's court was not with the great nobles but with low-born men such as Thomas Wolsey. Stafford, with his royal blood and numerous connections by descent or marriage with the rest of the aristocracy, became a leader of the disaffected nobles excluded from high offices.

      Buckingham along with other nobility had grown to resent Henry VIII's advisor. Wolsey was 'low born' and some of the nobility resented his influence with the King. Wolsey's supporters had Buckingham tried for treason. The charges were listening to prophesies of the King's death and of his succession to the crown and that he had expressed an intention to kill Henry VIII. Although the charges were probably false, Stafford was tried before a panel of 17 peers, but with the king's mind already decided, convinction was certain, he was executed at Tower Hill on 17th May 1521. His body was buried in the church of The Austin Friars. He was attainted by act of Parliament on July 31, 1523. All his land and estates became forfeit to the Crown.

      http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/Bios/EdwardStafford(3DBuckingham).htm

      http://www.hull.ac.uk/php/cssbct/cgi-bin/gedlkup.php/n=royal?royal06400

      http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/STAFFORD1.htm#Edward%20STAFFORD%20(3°%20D.%20Buckingham)
    Person ID I3173  Glenn Cook Family
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2015 

    Father Henry Stafford, 2nd Duke of Buckingham,   b. 4 Sep 1455, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1483, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years) 
    Mother Catherine Woodville, Duchess Buckingham/Duchess Bedford,   b. Bef 1458,   d. Between 1497 and 22 Jul 1525  (Age ~ 39 years) 
    Married Feb 1466 
    Family ID F8434  Group Sheet

    Family Eleanor Percy, Duchess of Buckingham,   b. 1470, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1530  (Age 60 years) 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Stafford, Duchess of Norfolk,   b. Abt 1497,   d. 30 Nov 1558, Lambeth, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years)
     2. Henry Stafford, 1st Baron Stafford,   b. 18 Sep 1501, Penshurst, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1563, Caus Castle, Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     3. Mary Stafford, Baroness of Abergavenny,   b. Abt 1495, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 17 Dec 1545  (Age ~ 50 years)
     4. Catherine Stafford, Countess of Westmoreland,   b. Abt 1499, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1555, Holywell-In-Shoreditch, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years)
     5. Margaret Stafford,   b. Abt 1511, Wilton, Cleveland, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1537, Tyburn, Westminster, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 26 years)
    Last Modified 11 Mar 2007 
    Family ID F8058  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S36] Directory of Royal Genealogical Data, Brian Tompsett, Dept of Computer Science, University of Hull, England([email protected]), (This work is Copyright b 1994-2002 Brian C Tompsett).

    2. [S27] http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/.

    3. [S385] http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/Bios/EdwardStafford(3DBuckingham).htm.