Biography of Edward Stafford 2nd Earl Wiltshire

Timeline

On 07 Apr 1470 Edward Stafford 2nd Earl Wiltshire was born to John Stafford 1st Earl Wiltshire and Constance Green Countess Wiltshire.

On 08 May 1473 Edward Stafford 2nd Earl Wiltshire succeeded 2nd Earl Wiltshire (4C 1470).

On 18 Apr 1475 Edward Stafford 2nd Earl Wiltshire was appointed as Knight of the Bath.

Coronation of Richard III

On 06 Jul 1483 Richard III King England was crowned III King England: Plantagenet York by Cardinal Thomas Bourchier at Westminster Abbey. Anne Neville Queen Consort England by marriage Queen Consort England. See Coronation of Richard III.
John Howard 1st Duke Norfolk was appointed as Lord High Steward. William Brandon, Thomas Fitzalan 17th Earl Arundel, Thomas St Leger, Richard Hastings Baron Willoughby Eresby, Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England, Elizabeth York Duchess Suffolk, Giles Daubeney 1st Baron Daubeney and Humphrey Dacre 1st Baron Dacre Gilsland attended.
Robert Dymoke attended as the Kings' Champion.
Edmund Grey 1st Earl Kent carried The Pointed Sword of Justice. Thomas Howard 2nd Duke Norfolk carried the Crown. Francis Lovell 1st Viscount Lovell carried the Third Sword of State. John Pole 2nd Duke Suffolk carried the Sceptre. John Pole 1st Earl Lincoln carried the Cross and Ball. Henry Stafford 2nd Duke Buckingham carried the king's train. Edward Stafford 2nd Earl Wiltshire bore the Queen's Crown.
Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby carried the Lord High Constable's Mace. Margaret Beaufort Countess Richmond held Queen Anne's train. Henry Percy 5th Earl Northumberland carried The Blunt Sword of Mercy. Christopher Willoughby 10th Baron Willoughby Eresby was appointed as Knight of the Bath.
Cecily "Rose of Raby" Neville Duchess York refused to attend the Coronation of Richard III. History doesn't record her reason.

Edward of Middleham created Prince of Wales

On 08 Sep 1483 Edward York Prince Wales was created Prince Wales, Earl Chester (6C 1483) at York Minster at an event attended by Richard III, Anne Neville Queen Consort England and Edward Stafford 2nd Earl Wiltshire. Edward "Last Plantagenet" York 17th Earl Warwick and John York were knighted .

On 30 Jun 1484 Edward Stafford 2nd Earl Wiltshire was licensed to enter his lands.

Coronation of Elizabeth of York

On 25 Nov 1487 Elizabeth of York was crowned as Queen Consort England at Westminster Abbey. .
Giles Daubeney 1st Baron Daubeney, Edward Stafford 2nd Earl Wiltshire, Christopher Willoughby 10th Baron Willoughby Eresby, Giles Daubeney 1st Baron Daubeney, Richard Woodville 3rd Earl Rivers, William Herbert 2nd Earl Pembroke and Thomas Fitzalan 17th Earl Arundel, who carried the Rod and Dove, attended as did Cecily York Viscountess Welles. [.

After 13 Jul 1494 Edward Stafford 2nd Earl Wiltshire and Margaret Grey Countess Wiltshire were married. Margaret Grey Countess Wiltshire by marriage Countess Wiltshire (4C 1470).

On 17 Jun 1497 Edward Stafford 2nd Earl Wiltshire, Henry Willoughby and Thomas Fiennes 8th Baron Dacre Gilsland fought at Deptford ( Battle of Blackheath aka Cornish Rebellion: Crown ). Giles Brugge 6th Baron Chandos, John Hussey 1st Baron Hussey Sleaford, Robert Sheffield, Edward Stanhope and Robert Constable were knighted. John Dinham 1st Baron Dinham acted as judge. Thomas West 8th Baron De La Warr, 5th Baron West commanded.

On 11 Sep 1498 Edward Stafford 2nd Earl Wiltshire entertained Henry VII King England and Ireland at Drayton House.

On 24 Mar 1499 Edward Stafford 2nd Earl Wiltshire died at Drayton House.

After 24 Mar 1499 Edward Stafford 2nd Earl Wiltshire was buried at St Peter's Church.

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Stafford

Descendants Family Trees:

Edward III King England

Descent

Kings Wessex: Great x 18 Grand Son of Aethelwulf King Wessex

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 10 Grand Son of Owain "Great" King Gwynedd

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 16 Grand Son of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg, King Deheubarth

Kings Powys: Great x 11 Grand Son of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys

Kings England: Great x 3 Grand Son of Edward III King England

Kings Scotland: Great x 10 Grand Son of David I King Scotland

Kings Franks: Great x 9 Grand Son of Louis VII King Franks

Kings France: Great x 5 Grand Son of Philip "Fair" IV King France

Ancestry

Father: John Stafford 1st Earl Wiltshire Great x 2 Grandson Edward III King England

GrandFather: Humphrey Stafford 1st Duke Buckingham Great Grandson Edward III King England

Great GrandFather: Edmund Stafford 5th Earl Stafford Great x 3 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: Hugh Stafford 2nd Earl Stafford Great x 2 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Ralph Stafford 1st Earl Stafford Great x 7 Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Margaret Audley Countess Stafford Great Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 2 GrandMother: Philippa Beauchamp Countess Stafford Great x 5 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Thomas Beauchamp 11th Earl Warwick Great x 5 Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Katherine Mortimer Countess Warwick Great x 4 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England

Great GrandMother: Anne of Gloucester Plantagenet Count Eu, Countess Stafford Granddaughter Edward III King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: Thomas of Woodstock Plantagenet 1st Duke Albemarle aka Aumale, 1st Duke Gloucester Son Edward III King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Edward III King England Son Edward II King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Philippa Hainault Queen Consort England Great x 5 Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 2 GrandMother: Eleanor Bohun Duchess Albemarle aka Aumale, Duchess Gloucester Great x 2 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Humphrey Bohun 7th Earl Hereford, 6th Earl Essex, 2nd Earl Northampton Great Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Joan Fitzalan Countess Essex, Countess Hereford, Countess Northampton Great x 2 Granddaughter Henry III King England

GrandMother: Anne Neville Duchess Buckingham Great Granddaughter Edward III King England

Great GrandFather: Ralph Neville 1st Earl Westmoreland Great x 5 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: John Neville 3rd Baron Neville Raby Great x 4 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Ralph Neville 2nd Baron Neville Raby Great x 4 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Alice Audley Baroness Greystoke, Baroness Neville Raby Great x 3 Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 2 GrandMother: Maud Percy Baroness Neville Raby Great x 5 Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Henry Percy 2nd Baron Percy Great x 5 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Idonia Clifford Baroness Percy Great x 4 Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great GrandMother: Joan Beaufort Countess Westmoreland Granddaughter Edward III King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster Son Edward III King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Edward III King England Son Edward II King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Philippa Hainault Queen Consort England Great x 5 Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 2 GrandMother: Katherine Roet Duchess Lancaster

Great x 3 GrandFather: Giles "Payne" Roet

Mother: Constance Green Countess Wiltshire

GrandFather: Henry Green